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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1000.
aCaat nd steady growth. There have boon
many now parishes erceted and Uio num
ber of the i'Utk- has heon materially In
creased. Th Arohhishop of St. I.ouis con
tinued nearlv -UVO elnldteii and adults.
many of the latter belnji oonvetts.
Many Improve cmtMim .Made.
A new hospital has l- u added to our
eki-uosyiiury Institutions and a sple'tiulel
new ori'han asylum has lxt-n oreett-fl. A
preparatory semlii.ity lor the education of
undld.ites for the sacretl ministry has ln-en
le.ned and a plan ot silMe'iitatl.m oritantieel
to Insure Its permanent pio-pertty. A new
lyli.K-iti institute has been lei;im and more
than $.. already expeiuleet on tne .stnie -ture.
The KedeinptorlsK haw .ipened a
new homo ot Mtntv and lemoveii tneir vol-Ii-ko
from Kansas city to l)e Soto. The
Italians have est iltU-licd a m w (larish. anel
the succi-ss of the undertaking lias lee-en so
marked that funds are 1-eim; eolleeted for
the erection ot a oostly plan: of orship In
the center of the elty
It Is prolKible that before the end of i:et
je.ir we shall l.itvo In St. Louis toe r.MIe-t
parish church ior Italians in the lulled
htates. A new parish church ti:s t.een
necled for sit. Teresa's I'.ulsdi, and It Is
.iSiout readv for occupant?. It .vill he 'iie
of Ule n.os: comnuxlloiis churches In the
Stv. without oiannitiK to be architectural.
li.er ecohslankal projects are on the load
to completion, on winch work was arre steel
durltiK the labor trouble '.isl summer.
Ararly All Cliurelieo I'ree 1'riiiu Ilelit.
The rulis of thu. diocese ate so strict
in alt that concerns the finances of the
pari.-hes and the Atchbu-hup is s.. lnlstci.t
on their minute observance, that we knou
the exact lin.uici.il status ot all the par
ishes. From the teports made at the close
of tho year, we learn that nearly all of our
churches am out of debt, and the few who
aro Mill burdened with tinnnciul obligations
arc steadily .duelinr their liabilities. The
parish -chools arc all well attended, alio
there Is n pressing liece'ssdiy on eevery hand
to add to our school accomnu-lations. The
t-trilu among the Christian Itrothers on the
head of tho -lassies has. resulted In their
nbsolute exclusion from their curriculum,
but has not been attended by any of the
dire results predicted.
Large Enrollment at 1 lu- Ceellece.
The cumber of stmlcius at the Cote llrll
llante CuUtku is larger than ever. The Jes
uits of Clrand avenue report an unprece
dented attend. iiif, and tho indications a:l
point to still further Increase in the com
ing year. Tho convents are all full, a thins
that has not happened since lKiZ. The Na
tional College in Washington for the high
er education of women was dedicated ny
Cardinal Gibbons last month, ami the Cat'i
ollcji of this city and diocese have taken
n very lively interest in its welfare. l'e
fldcs several prizes subscribe! by our
wealthy people a r.umlier of youiiK in)lM
from this city have entered that Institu
tion. The Society of the Propagation of the
T"alth has leen orcanlzeil. and is in a pros
lerous condition. The various charities of
tthe diocese are Jlourithlne;. and tho St. Vin
cent le Paul conferences are all active and
ficcomplishins a Rood work atnonsr the dc
fervinr poor of the parishes Catholics,
Jtoth lay and clerical, are taklnsr a very ac
tive Interest In the World's Pair, nrd in
tend to have nn exhibit of their own there.
TThtcrh, -win let tho world know what thov
are dolus and how they are doing it.
FOR NEW CENTURY
KT THE KEVEKEXD ?. I. I.1NDSAT.
Indications ire that the opcnlnc of the
iiw century ui:i wl-re5. a marked advance
In the relisicu? icrld. For a ar or morn
the clr.rches have yeen rarshallnc their
forces. ar.d the TeKStieih Century move
ments already initialed re Irficti. The cen
tury drawinp to a cJose liss b-?n the most
marked in the hi ton- cf the Christian
church, and it would te s trance sr.drvd i!
Ve new century would r.ct be an Improve
ment in this respect up-?c ?". old
I'roniiutnt amonc i!.e Twentieth Centurv
movements in the reilcicc? world i that o'f
education. The Prevbyterias. Methodists
ar.d other denominations have in view the
raising of millions for the endowment of
their educational Institutions, p.nd indirectly
for raising the educational t-tandard of their
Connected with the question of endowment
1 that also of the co-ordination of the col
leges themselves, culminating In universi
ties. It is tho conviction of leading educators In
Christian colleges that there should be more
Bcademies. fewer colleges and more unlver
rltie; that the curriculum In each should be
jnore clearly defined, and that there Mould
re no crossing of the lines thus established;
that tho endownvnt of the colleges and uni
versities should be such as to equip them
fully for their work, and so eliminate the
prooicmaucai element winch aa? character
ized the educational intItutions of the Ninii
( To. tho solution of thl problem th relig
ious wcrld has pl.dt;ed itself in the opening
decades of the Twentieth Century.
Home and Foreign MUaion 'Work.
Another prominent feature of religious
york In the opening of the new century will
b that of distinctively missionary worS.
This is to Include tho home as well as the
foreign field and la to te marked with more
than usual aggressiveness. The closing cen
tury has been characterized by more mis
sionary zeal than any since- the days of the
postleff. and its achievements are worthy
of special note. The present number of for
eign missionaries Is 13,077: native helpers,
36.613: stations, E.233: outstattons. 5.;SG:
churches. 10.933; membership, LIS!.:.!1!; Sun
day schools. liM'3, having a membership of
m.CSl. Last year the native contributions
aggregated S1.S3.9S1. In tho ninety-two col
leges and universities there are 33.414 pupils;
In the 35S theological training schools. 11.WC;
the total number or schools is 10.374, with an
nrollment of 1.049.3U3. Tile Kible has been
translated In whole or In part into 421 lan
guages and dialects. There are US mission
presses, which turn out nnnuallv 3;t.!ii.2S3
pages of printed matter. There are 353 hos
pitals and 725 dispensaries connected with
he foreign work, where 579.6."1 patients are
treated annually. In addition to all this
there have been schools founded for the
blind, orphanage stabllshed. leper hoi
pltalft. foundling asylums and mission steam
ers have been built. To crown all. the great
tudent volunteer movement, which has
touched all the colleges of Christendom, has
fcound the students together In a missionary
federation which is ready to respond at a
Will Try to Abnllah Mqnor Tronic.
The question of the liquor traffic, as re
lated to foreign mission work. Is one which
If being widely discussed by missionaries
and missionary organizations, and which
will receive special consideration at the
opening of the new century. The Reverend
Doctor John G. Taton, the "apostle to the
5'ew Hebrides," said In a recent address:
"Surely there are some Congressmen In
America who. from the love of God and the
responsibility of thttr positions, will take
up th question of the liquor traffic and
prohibit Its introduction Into tho Islands of
the Pacific Surely America will unite and
try to break up and drive out from the
Philippine Islands, and from even- other Is
land where It has admired possession the
Influence ef this terrible curse."
Says er-rre.nldrnt Harrison: "The great
nations hve combined to suppress the slave
tiatrc Is !t too much to ask that they shall
:emblr.e to preTent tho sale of spirits to
men who less than our children have ue
quired the habits of s-lf-eonstralnt? If we
mutt have "consumers," let us give them
an Innocent diet."
Seys the Honorable Sampel IS. Capen.
President of the American Board: "We
know what the curse of this abominable
liquor traffic is In our own country, and it
Is the same elsewhere. It Is a curse to the
Individual and a curse to the home: It tills
ur jails and our almshouses: It Is oppnei!
to everything that Is good In America. The
nyloon la no different or better anywhere
elfe. It does not Improve by exportation."
Every church organization In this coun
try has im'clghed against the Introduction
f the liquor traffic Into our new posses
sions, ar.a other missionary fields, and there
appears to be a settled resolve to stand by
this deliverance In the opening decades of
the new- century.
Aa-jrreaiilve AVorlf for Xew Century.
I-ocally. thn religious outlook Is In har
mony with tho general outlonk. and the
opening months of the new year and cen
'ury give promise of more aggressive work
tnan has characterized the churches of the
tv la the past.
The Baptist churches have in view the
jrectlon of at least three new church build
ings during the year, tho Second, Taylor
Avtmue and the West Park Mission. A local
hurch extension committee, of which the
P-everend Doctor J. T. M. Johnston Is
cJiairman. has been appointed for the pur
ree of planting new missions mid
"strengthening the things that remain."
The West Park building will cost about &.
". the Taylor Avenue Church about $13,
. and It Is the Intention to make the
Jinw Second Church the largest and finest
In the city.
The Christian churches will continue their
elty missionary work under the supervision
of the Reverend H. A. Marshall, but no new
church buildings are in Immediate prospect.
A few years ago this denomination carried
en local church extension work so vigor
ously that for tho present all effort will N;
for til building up what has already been
begun, and the churches report rapid steps
In this direction during the past year. Then
Is not a vacancv among the churches at
present, the Mount Calianne having recalled
th Reverend Frank G. Tvrrell to the city
The Congregational churches will pursue
much t'ie same course as the christian
churches, and for the same general reason.
Thev have a virir.inc ..iiv fnlssinnarv so
ciety, w-siih Is sustaining some missions
n the downtown district, and several mis-
tK suburbs. It Is the Intention to
b In mtxclas shape cl:tr:t:s me.
year to come, and if possible on a self-supporting
basis. livery regular church has Its
tmstor. and nil are practically frv of debt.
There are no new church buildings In pros
lect. and It will bn the policy for the next
year to conserve tho work already in png
resss rather than to enter upon any new
The Methodist Kplscopal churches are all
In good working condition, and their City
Missionary and Church Kxtensinn Society
contemplate some aggressive work tie.xt
year. The only new church building in lm
nudlate prospect Is that of the Maple Ave
nue Church, of which the Reverend Doctor
A. M. Hillltigslev I tho efficient pastor, it
Is the intention iu put all the miIon
hutches ot till-1 ily and suburb out of debt
and irlve them suitable houses nl worship
j where luiiied The !.n:..;il if the .Metb
! odist Publishing House to Kansas lly dur
ing the past )e;tr has Ik-ch a matter "t
much regret on the lull of the elty
t hurdles, hut will l no means afl'-et thlr
aggressive mls.-loii.iry and ehurcb ext.'iisiou
Met 1mhIII to llullil llore Cliurelieo.
The Southern Methodists hae jusi oigan-
I lzed a City .Mlsslon.iiy and I'hur'ii KMeii
moii S.xie'v. and plans are being laid lor
xtcorous work during the oix-niug moinn.
of tlio new yeat. Oiii1 new crunch Is hullo
In.; ainl Is almost inelo-ed, the l.ilayi'ttu
Park Church, ard the St. John's Church
will bullil in the West Kin! during the juir.
The f.irmr of tluse will v a iiuignlticeiit
j structure, eivting aUmt J75.kl. including the
cnaiei, aim in i.itier is n oe ine .oe
mori.il" Churiii foi Southern .Methodism l.i
St. I.ouis. It is not yet certain that Cali
nntie Church will bullil. but the probabili
ties are Unit some of the mission churches
will hae new buildings during the yen.
especially those, as Tyler Place and Klm
bank. uhf.i have Inictlcally outgrown ptes
In PresbMetian eltclcs, there Is. one new
church building in prospect, the Tyler Plaie.
the eoriu'r stone of which will be laid about
January 1. At present, tin re Is no elty mis
sionary society in any of the four brain he
of the Presbyterian family represent ill In
the city, this work being under the super
vision of the Home Mission Committee of
the various presbyteries. The new Second
Church, Just dedlcatitl. Is regarded as the
linest Prestivtcrlnri Church In the city, and
will doubtless hold thl distinction for years
to come. There are no new church organi
zations in prospect, but some of the strong
er churches are "mothering" the mission
churches and intend to put Uiem in good
shape in the near future.
Concerning all denominations of the city.
It may be said that the opening of the new
year will witness special evangelistic work.
The Week of Praer will be observed by
union s"rvifcs in different sections of tho
elty, and there Is talk of having W It.
Xewell of Moody RIMe Institute. Chicago,
lind others nsslst In the conduct of these
meetings. The "forward movement" In the
lino of agcresslte Christian work, will be
the order of the day for 1901.
BY THE REVKIinXD SAMCKl. SALE.
Rabbi of Temple Shaare Kmeth.
During the century ami the year about
to close, the synagogue has rot halted be
hind the time, and while in some coun
tries it may seem to have lugged, from
causes altogether foreign to its bclrg. In
this, our own land, where its treeilom ts
unobstructed, it is in full accord with Uio
progrcsjio spirit ot tho age. and ranks
among the most helpful agencies of every
When tlM century now- ebbing first came
in. the Jew groaned and suilctod under a
threefold burden of religious prejudice, of
social ostraclim. and of political disability,
and the only partial exception to this gen
eral status, wiis found here iu America.
Tho Jew was forced to live 111 iiuartcrs all
by nimself, he was compelled to swarin
and be clannish.- His houses of worship, la
complement oxtern. were poor and unseem
1 structures, generally erected In tho most
promtner.t part of the dark and dingy
pale or ghetto. Kven to this day. you can
sie the synagogues In the largest cities of
the Continent, beautiful and imposing edi
fices, hlddt n away in some narrow by-street
and dwarfed and crowded by squatty sur
roundings. As such, they are an Indication
of the position into which the world at
tempted to force the Jew in the past, and
In some Instances. I regret to say. a proof
of the lingering of the spirit of luhumar.lty
ln the present.
As long a the Jews were shut out from
all honorable pursuits, and a full partici
pation In tho life of the state, it was but
natural thnt they should cling with the
greatest tenacity to the tradlimial forms
and ceremonies of their ancestral faith.
The snoKKae Progressive.
We love those things for which We must
suffer, and. hence, during the period of ux
conumuulcatiuu. the synagogue was barred
against reforms and innovation.. When left
to itself, slid free frutn the blighting lnrnt
ence of prejudice and persecution, Judai.-in
tends unturaJly toward liberalism, it is the
direct and legitimate heir of the olden
rrophets. who first sounded the appeal of
llghteouiness and humanity and who main
tained that the exercise of Justice and the
practice of loving kindness are tho only
rial and adequate worship of God.
The synagogue Is bised on the principles
which are Incorporated In the Mosaic polity,
tamely, freedom within the law. equality
before the law. and humanity outside the
law. As soon as Hm partition walls of
prejudlco lgnn to be leveled by the en
lightened scientific thought of our ae. the
Inherent forces and natural tendencies of
Judaism began to assert themselves, and
the synagogue was subjected to smii
changes in form and ritual as wer cal
culated to bring it Into greater harmony
rot only with Its own prophetic Ideal, but
also with the progressive spirit of our
As a cone-quence of this process of re
form all distinctly natlor.nl references,
looking either to the past or the future,
have been eliminated from the ritual of the
modern synagogue, and the language of the
service has been adapted to the needs and
demands of our age. Kven the crihodot
never regarded the so-called pa.-red tongue
ns the exclusive vehicle A worship, and
the Talmud bids us offer our prayer In
the languace which we understand lest.
Thus the Hebrew of the ancient tervire
has been largely replacesl by the vermicu
lar: and onlv so much of it is retained as
Is supposed "to be helpful In preserving the
hlstrwical nexus. rir even the mo't liber
al Jew Is unwilling to sink his reilKious
Identitv as vet. and to sever the bonds
that hold him to th" religious treasures and
Ideals of hl nncetrnl household.
In the e'omlng cntury thl" process of de
velopment and refinement will go on. and
In all movements tending toward a closer
fellowship in religion and a more active
ntid cordial co-operation for the: highest
interests of humanity, the aelliejenjs of the
svnapogue will be found side by side with
tiie most valiant nnd self-forgetting of
What the Modern .lew stands For.
The modern Je'W stands for the Fraud
ideal of h'- prophets, for that embodiment
of all high aspiration, expressed In the
words of Israel's ancient sage: "l. hath
told thee. e man. what Is good; and what
doth the I.ord require or thee, but to do
justlv. and to love tnercv and to Walk
humbly with thv God." Tako away from
this faith everything that Is national,
cverytli'ng thut the rlrcumstniir of time
and place have condlttnne-d. and btlng out
In bold relief, ae the prophets have done.
the eternal nspilrements of human nature.
In thought, sentiment and deed, and ou
have In ny humble opinion, the religion of
the synagogue In Its simple and genuine es
sence. t-ir this Judaism, for such I call
It. we ne-d have no fears In the coming
ccnturv; the sunlight of truth and love, and
the att-ioft'here of freedom are the i !
ments of Its being. If It ever expire. It
must be Itb humanity Itself, looking with
Its Ioundles fnltK In the goodness of
things: toward the morning-dawn of a high,
cr and better sphere of action.
In this faith I npproach the new centui-y.
May It open wide Its portals and let the
kltic- of glory enter.
WORK OF THE
i:V MARY K. PERRY.
Director of the Missouri Federation of
In that branch or the work or the Mis
souri Federation of Women's Clubs to
which I have been assigned there has been
marked prtgress In the course of the clos
ing year of the century. I refer to the
Bureau of Traveiing Libraries, which was
established in IK'S through the aid and In
fluence of the Wednesday Club of St. Louis.
At present there are seventy-two of tbe-o
fn-e libraries, of fifty books each, in circu
lation throughout all parts of the State,
from Iowa to Arkansas and from Illinois to
Kansas and Indian Territory. Many of them
to Into the remote rural districts and most
of them to small towns and country com
munities where books are few.
Within the vear the demand for these
libraries has shown an Increase of some
thing like i per cent. Thl" fact, of itself,
convinces lis that we are proceeding along
the riitht lines and Unit there Is an increas
ing desire em the part of the people gener
ally for those things that tend to uplift and
ennoble. Not only has there been a cry for
more liooka to read, but from many quar
ters have come requests for works of a
higher grade thai: ifcs-o formerly nsked for.
This Indicates a healthy development of lit
erary taste, which is most gratifying.
Ilrneiliitr Matter Carefully Selected.
1'Vellng their responsibility in placing
books In the hands of persons with whom
they are not acquainted, the me rubers of
the Library Bureau have made it a rule
not to send out any iHiok that has not lx-en
reviewed by some responsible person, with
tho view or seeing what lesson It will teach;
what Ideal It will create.
Books feir young people are given especial
attention, tin. obj.et Wing to inculcate a
desire for literature of a hiKh flans, and,
where possihle. to teach, through sugKes
tlon. love ror what Is best and most beau
tiful In the world. Approximately urn-half
of the books In each of the llbiarles are
iiuende'd for juvenile readers. Inn we find
that mari.v of them me eai;eii lead by
older .e pie as well.
r.n h of the llliiaiiis contains woiks o'l
his'ory. travel, poitry, s.-lenie and art. iu
addition to Hi tlon In lletlou the aim of
the htire.tii i. j,, is.j, nhieasl of tlie tune
bv Selidinu out the liest it the new novels,
and at the .tine time to enesiui.iK the
reading of standard authors ol former
veats No library Is considered complete
without something hv sir Walter Scott and
scmethlng bv .1. IVulmorc e'ooper
.henries Ilen.-tll It urn I Sections.
Prom everv place where a llbrari ha
journeyed ,,,. i,:IVl. rf,.civi :l ines.ij,. or
apprif.iation ;tn,l thankfulness, and wnei
ver ore library has K..ne others have fol
Ii v.ed. One librarian in a mini ewmmmnv
"(Treat intirest w.is taken in the Ixiosis
bv the tntlre tneiiiliershlo of our asso. 1 1
tlon. every book Im-Iiij read by seme one,
and much good was accomplished ti ere-nt-ing
a desire for pure, wholesome lilet
ature" Another wriles: "There ate ser.iceW ever
less than thirty-six ( ilv inioks out : t a
time, and pnunisis are made to three or
feur irson for the same book."
The libraries are kept at the most nr
eisslble places Iu the various communities -si
in. times In the post otll e. or village
store, or district sche-olhouse and some
times in private reridenees. The object is
to make the books sj easv ef access that
they cannot he overlooVeif to make I In in
tempting to make It understood Unit they
ure to be had tor the asking.
The Ilhrarbs are renewed, or exchanged,
at stateil periods, ranging from three to
six months, according to the demand, and
duplication is avoided as carefully as possi
ble Mny tppeal tit I.eciHttirr for Aid.
Thus tar the libraries have been donat.-d
bv clubs having membership In the federa
tion, or bv Individuals, but it Is probable
that the State tnav be asked to lend a help
ing hand, possibly wililo the next Legis
lature 1 In session.
There are many arguments which mlsnt
bo advanced In favor or a State appropria
tion which need not be gone Into at this
time. One tif them Is that. In effect, the
traveling libraries servo as adjuncts to the
work or the public schools by cue utraglng
pupils to read, and by supplying good read
ing matter otter they have left the eiass
te.om and gone out into the world to lace
tho duties and rcstxmsibllttlcs of life. Ill"
eountry reople, who pay a large percentaBo
of the taxis, do not. under present condi
tions, have access to any of the initnic
libraries which are enjoyed by tho re-sidetits
of larter communities.
If it I decided to take up this question
iHfnre the next legislature, members of
women's clubs throughout the state will
use their Intlueni-e at home and will also
join hand and work colbvtivelv to lndiae
the lawmakers to maintain and e-ondu-t
the traveling libraries as part of the public
educational work. I do not believe the ap
peal. If made, will be made in vain.
Stimulate Inlfllfftillll I'nrsults.
There Isn't the r lightest doubt that the
tendency of the traveling libraries lias
been to create-, or revive. Interest In in
tellectual pursuits. In some instances they
tiave Ns-n the direct e-ause of the founding
of permanent libtatles.
Th tirst set of fifty books sent out by
the bureiu went to Jefferson City a little
more than two veers ago. Now Jefferson
Cltv has . public library or Its own, which
has tho enthusiastic support of the e-oni-munltv.
As a direit result of this local
enthusiasm Mr. earnegi. was Induces! to
donalo l.J.W" toward a library' building
The traveling libraries have nlso sug
gest! d to Nevada and Lllwrty the value of
permanent libraries, and work to that end
Is now- In progress In Ic-th of those place.
In order to bring tho work to the atten
tion of as many persons as ixxsiii.r sample
libraries have lcn exhibited at Milwau
kee, at our bkmil.il mc-eting; at Jefferson
City to the State and "ounty Te-achers' as
sociations: at Kansas City, at the- Home
Produce- 1'nlr. and to the otlicem of the
State Horticultural Association. Wo also
sought te interest visitors at the Paris K-loj--itlnn
by sending photographs of our
cases, eipeii and closed, and literature le
la tine to them.
There ts every reason to feel (.-ratified
ever the results achieved during 19'. and
wi look forward to the greater opportuni
ties' of the coming centurj-. with eager anticipation.
ST. LOUIS THE
BY C. A. SINGER.
Se-erttary of the Interstate Merchants Asso
ciation. This association was organized for cum
specific purjiose. that of extending the
wholesale trade of St. Louis, and It Is grat
ifying to state that its object has lieen ac
complished to even a greater decree than
was anticipated, and resulted in larger
bine-fits than were expected.
Whll? complete figures will not be obtain
able for some weeks to come. I am ios-se-ssed
ot sutricient information to make
this statement positively; that the year l'.nH)
has lieen the most prosperous in tho hlstory
or the clly, so far as the jobbing trade Is
Without doubt this happy state of affjlrs
is doe directly to the workings of the In
terstate Merchants' .ssociatlon, together
with the combined efforts of its members,
who are working hand-itihand. and who
are reaping the nsult of their good work.
To make this perfectly apparent, it will
be necessarv to so back a rcw years and
review briefly what has lrfvn accomplished.
The Interstate Merchants" Association was
organized in the summer of lv;i7, ami started
with a membership of about twenty whcle
fale firms, whose object was to check. If
possible, the loss of trade to St. Louis,
which had become gradually apparent with
in the pn vloiis live vears or so. Chicago
was making Inroads on territory that geo
graphiealy belonged to St. Iviuls; New York
was becoming nssr,'s-sk'c along the Gulf
Coast; and even Baltimote and smaller
cities, were tending representatives en
deavoring to secur- business from mer
chants who had formerly considered Si.
Louis their base of supplies.
Conoerteel I'fforl to Seeorr Trnile.
With the hope if offsetting this loss of
trade this association was organlze-d ami
arrangeme-nt.s wire perfected with the rail
roads for snecl.il rates for bringing mer
chants to St. I-ouIf.
Jne hundred and fifty thousand personal
Invitations are sent out scmlaimuallv to II e
trade, asking them to visit St. Louis and
liHik over our market.
This policy, with amendments and addi
tions such as were dcemi-d advisable, has
been pursues! from that time to this, with
results that will be- app.uent from the fol
lowing table, which shows the number of
buyers brought here by sp-x-lal Invitation,
who would. In all nrobablllty. have gone
elsi-nhcte I at for the inducements vvhkii
were offered them by the St. Louis mer
chants. CIl stolen. lV'T f.t merchants
Soring -"em. l9 S'. mereiunts
lull season. iJ t.sf; mer. hunt t
Siirlng teaten. l- is:i twrvlunts
Kail nirason. 1S'9 z.S7 merchant
Sprint; sib-oii. Uoi 3.47 inrrehantit
Fall was.ii V.m V?! mi n limit
From the Imoks of the wholesale houses
we learn that the average purchase of each
merchant Is about 5-.X" Multiply this
ntnount by the number of merchants, and
you will see at a glance the enormous
volume of business that has been aJdei to
the city's trade by the simple process of
getting togethtr and working together.
As soon as th association began to
demonstrate what It e-ould do. applications
for membership became numerous, and at
the beginning of the fourth year the list
of members Included 10; of the leading firms
In tho city and practically e-very branch of
By keeping constantly at it. and reaching
out further and further each season, the
trade of St. Louis has been extended to the
Canadian line on the north, the Gulf of
Mexico on the south, the Pacific Ocean on
the west and Pittsburc on the e-ast.
Trnvellnc lien Invnile ' Territory.
Within the past year seventy-live new
traveling men have been sent to the South
eastern States and new trade has bieti
found in Ge.rpia. Florida and the Carolina',
which were formerly considered the ex
clusive territory ot New York. Baltimore
So widespread has liecome the fame of St.
Louis as a Jobbing center that seven of its
leading competitors have become alarmfel
and organized ass Jciations similar to ours,
in the hope of preventing further encroach
ment by Mound City workers.
Wltl-ln the year e'hicaco. New Yotk. Kan
sas city, I-oulsvilli'. e-incinnatl. Memphis
and New- Orleans wholesalers have formed
associations along similar lines. In addi
tion to these I have had letters from Phila
delphia. Mcntreal. Atlanta. San Fr.inclseo
nnd other oltire asking for hints as to how
they might proceed to organize.
Itelieved the? Gnlvr-aion Sufferer.
Aside from business, there Is one feature
of our work In 1 which I derm proper to
uifc--.Uon. On the morning follsIuit Uu
Galveston storm, before the full extent of
the great disast r vva? known, a meeting
or tho Board of Directors of the association
was called, and a plan for relief of the
stricken illy was outlined. That afternoon
the ineinls-rs were called upon and within
an hour and a half a fun. I of 1-."T". was
ralsi d. This fund was subs -iu ntly In-ere.-iseil
to a little more than li !."'. and
thn Interstate Merchants' Association of S'.
Louis had the pleusure of tending lite lust
organized relief to our stricken ssb t -il
The money was sent by telegraph to the
Governor if Tex. is. and was avail tide for
iisii before the angry waters li.nl f-tllv subsided.
ACTIVITY FOR THE
BY .IAMPS COX.
Seen t.uv Wot Id's l'.iir i:istttlie I'OIII-
Tin- year l!") ha seen markiil ptogri -
In the puliminary v.ork ineldeiital to tli
holdin; ot an International Expo-itlon in
St. lniis in 1:1, to i-omuii morale the cen
tennial o! I no l.oiii-iana Pimhase. The year
i-iinl with the adoption of the policy of
goP" it onei- to l '-nj;ie-s to -. uti a l'i-l-i
ral appropriation: It closes with t.n- IV
i.anei- ' imolti'- oi tie- huiiu- streuh m
the mailer ol .'.- Uh.iI subscription fin.!
It Is piubalile that within the lew lay
of tin- year which still teiuaiii the ixipular
subscription ot .',." ,(Vi will be lomplebd
nd oltii t:d annoiiue iie-iit made lo the civ
ilized world that St. Ijsii has f nihil, d everv
obligation, and that jr,."o).i.M is .i v:t il.il.l-
lor th- ii.stall.ition and iii-itiageim ,i
World' Fair eiii.il in very re-spel -n-I
erior in many -to any International expo-Mti-ui
-ver held iu this or an- other eoun
try. It Is impossible lii the necessarib pie-nrlls-d
limits of this review to give In lull
i'i t. ill. the vvot'e attempted and the work
ai-iomplished during tne vear. Pat: ot
my duty has been to keep a lateful record
of the proceedings of cicli elay, am! when
the history is written of tin- eel. !. ration of
the L uiadana Purchase Cititennial. an ex
amination i.f this nsiird win Kjv,. t1P
historian a mass of Information of great
iuti rest. Th record shows the untiring de
votion to public duty of a fomparullvcly
Miml! uut-iber of prominent busim-st and
profes.doiial i.-i it who have given their time
and energy to the task or surmounting the
almost nullities. dis'lculties that have Is- n
eneounteteil In tins work tln-y weie ri'
ouesteil to undertake by the Committee of
J'nn Hun. lie I.
World's -'nir Cancellation .Stamp.
The first event ol interest of the jear
was the adoption by the Post Office- or u
cancellation stamp, bearing upon Its di
tin- words "World's Fair, 1.;. Louisiana
Purchase.'' Simultaneously, and within
the first week ot the vear the World's Fair
Executive. Finance, Legislation and 1-gnl
loinmlttees. alter a lengthy Jnint se-sion.
passed resolutions insttuctlng the legisla
tion I'ommittie to take stes for the Im
mediate Intioduetion into Cungtess of legis
lation for tin- appioprtatioii of i."..i.ii in
aid of the World s Fair. Tho chairman of
the Legislation Co.ii.nit tee .Mr. F. V.'. l-h-man.
at otn-e took the matter iu hand
sun! prepaml the neces-ary bill, which was
Idaced iu the hands of the -Missouri dele
gation to Cf.iiKress. Representatives of the
local committees proceeded to Washington
mil conferiiil with the cotigrit-sionai ib-ie-galion.
which promptly nrg.nitzed and made
the Eii. sltion e-ausi- Its own.
The hill , as introduced, and. after con
siderable delay, the Speaker or Hie House
appointed a spe i.il committee to whom
should be referred all legl-intion e.ealb.g
with the- Louisiana Purchase. Further de
lay ensued, in the .-oursi: of which the Pres
ident of the I'nited States and :ui over
whelming majority or Senators nnd Con
gressmen expressed themselves freely In
favor of the appropriation.
Worlds I'nlr Indorsed.
The Traiismbisippi Congnss, which m-t at
Houston. Tex., the last week iu April,
passed resolutions strongly Indorsing tlm
World's Fair proposition and appointed a
delegation to ptoci-ed direct to Washington
nnd appear before the special comml'tii;
to advocate, on behalf of the gleat West, a
tavorablo report on what was known as
the l-me bill. This delegation proccesled to
Washington, whero t was me-t bv .some
thirty other representative mm of the Im
isian.t Purchase. The members of this hit
ter delegation assembled in SI. I. mis oil
April 21, and started for the National Cap
ita! in a special ear on the morning of the
The joint delegation was glvm a hearing
by the special committee on April VS. In
terest lu the measure was so marked ai.d so
many prominent men expressed a desire to
1m- present at the hearing, that Congress
man Tavvney. chairman of the commute,
recured the us? of tlm large committee
room of the House Committee on Insular
Affairs. This room was tilled to overllo.v
ing. from fifty lo 1() representative Amer
icans standing for several hours In succes
sion rather than lose- one word of the argu
ment. The case for the Fair was opened
by former Governor I. R. Franc, chair
man of the World's Fair Executive Com
mittee. Mr. Francis traced the history of
the movement from Us inception, and it'vvas
the consensus of opinion in the room when
he resumed hi seat that he had pres-nted
nn. unanswerable cate to the committ-e. He
was followed by the Governors of Iowa. Ar
kansas and New Mexico; the Lieutenant
Governor of Nebraska; tin- Attorney Gen
eral of Colorado. Judge Slomcker of To
peka. who was present as the tepresenta
tlve of tin- Governor of Kansas; ex-Governor
Hubbard of Texas, the Labor Com
missioner1 eif Missouri, representing Gover
nor Stephens, who vias absent ovvhig to
sickness; e--M.iyor Walbrldge. ex-Con-gre-ssman
Nathan Fr.trk. Mr. William 11.
Thompson, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee, and Mr. James L. Blair, chairman
ef the I-gal Committee, the last named
eiuotlng Supreme Court decisions showing
that e'ongre-SM had constitutional power to
grant Federal aid of the character it-keel.
An eaily report and a favorable one was
re-lie:d upon. The writer remembers that
the opinion expie:ssed by nie-n of rrominence
at the national capital In the lobbies at the
Capitol and at the leading hotels was unan
imous in Its tenor, and that failure or even
delay was looked upon as impossible. The
delegation returned to St. Louis In tho bc-st
of spirits, confident that the hill would
lie reporteel Immediately, nnd absolutely
eertain that If it was once called up In
the House- and Senate it would be enact eil
by a practically unanimous vote.
Subsequent events proved that the wish
had been too much the father of the
thought. Tho bill was not reported with
the promptness expected, and when tho
date of adjournment was fixed by Congress
many of the warmest friends ot the World's
Fair enterrrlse- realized that there was
grave danger of tho bill not being acted
Congress Appropriates 8.000,00(1.
It was at this stn-o ot the work. In the
darkest hour of the World's Fair movement,
that the grit of St. luis and of Its enter
prising citizens became manifest. Governor
Francis e-x-Congressmen Cobb and Frank,
and Mr. Corwln II. Spencer, backed up by
the St. Louis and Missouri delegations to
Coiigii'ss and by other friends of the city,
made u light at Washington which excited
the admiration of the entire country.
They were advised that the situation was
hopeless and that every effort would be
futile They Ignored the advice, declaring
a battle Is never lest till the last gun has
been filed. Finally, with the co-operation
of Senators Cockrell and Ve-M, and by a
master stroke of parliamentary genius, they
securcel pnssago through tin- Senate of an
amendment, or rider, to the sundry civil
appropriation bill, rleelging an appropriation
of $Ti, .! to the World's Fair, e-onditlona!
upon the fulfillment of pledges by St. Louis
mol the raising of Jj.i'AOK) here by popu
lar .subscription, ami a further IVMiijoa by
the salo of municipal Isind. The amend
ment was adoptesl. the House e-oiicurred. the
bill was signe-d by President -McKlnley. and
tho great battle, so nobly fought, was glori
Vit em Worlel's Fair Amciiclnienta.
A few months later the gentlemen re-spon-sible
for thu success of the World's Fair
project startesl a e-ampilgn of education to
Insure the passage by a convincing majori
ty of the two State constitutional amend
ments to be submitted at the election held
last mouth. The first of these amendments,
numbered ! on the ballots, authorize the
city of St. Louis to issue $V"".'J worth of
bonds In aid of the World's Fair. In order
to Ins-tire the Issuance of these bonds, it was
necessary to secure a majority of votes,
both In the- entire Slate and also In the e-ity
of St. Louis. The fifth amendmi nt author
ized the legislature to ap;ropr!ate out of
the elebt and Interest .sinking fund th sum
or U.tjoO.Aou for a Missouri State exhibit.
It was a campaign of education, rather
than a bid for votes. It was taken for
granti d Unit an overwhelming majority of
the !co?le of St. Ixiuis and Missouri were
in favor of the holding of the International
exposition already detetmlntel upon and al
ready nnnounccii broadcast. The onlv pos
sibility of defeat lay In lack of inrorrhati.vi
as to the intent and effect of either or both
of the amendments. Tho co-operation of
the campaign e-ommittees of both iioHtlcul
parties was see-iiteil. and literature was dis
tributed explaining in the simplest language
what was asked of the voters. Not a dollar
was spent for electioneering, or for work
ers at the r"lls .although there were hun
dreds of the latter.
Both amendments e-arrlpd. Two hundred
and seventy-five thousand, four hundred anil
eighty-eight voters approved the lisiunce of
municipal bond.-: sixty-isht thousiind. iin
hundred and fiftv-tw-o ballots were marked
"No." It is significant that the least ree-ees-slhb;
counties and these In which the least
information was forthcoming as to the: in
tent of the amendments were the only onea
iu which tho vote was not emphatically In
favor eir the Fair. In the city of St. Louis
the vote was even more emphatically fa
voralib World's Fair Assured.
The passage of tin- amendments, follow
ing tin- pbdgcd appropriation by "oiigt-s -ti.i-nn-d
the heldlrg "f lb- Fair, siibj. t on
lv to tin- cinnpleiion ot th- local sabs. Mil
lion iiu.il of .-,.imi i-.ni rgie w.ie it
on-e lidollliled lo Indue ovr the still es
iMbig di-ficit In litis m.:ii. In nrd-r to ta
il Hate the- vvoil: and to provide a eon-ni u
oiis pl.oe .it which Miliiutaty miIm ripii' n
oulil Ik (unbred, it-mtior.irv eom.jitttee
hi.idiii.iiti t were opi nisi late In the nenth
f November In til- '.irl-lon biuliii-g.
The rat-lug of Ji'W.iM bv inqiular siib
Miiptiou Is a I isk ol giiater ii:ig-Itu b
than the average man realizes. A- already
staliil. Ili.-le Is virv leasoll lo hope ll at
the lomuilttiis in.) v be able In K to the
tltv of St. I.0111S. a. ellli. r a Chn-ttni
Pies, ut or a New Year's gilt the ge itlf -
nig nllllllllUCCUlell! that it ha- fllltllieil t's
pledge and that the t':":'" luin-ii man
the Hi st as the minimum expe nditute upon
v.tiiil. prsitlc.il vvuik on the Fair eotil 1 le-eomm-'iii
is! had Iw-en actu i"v .i-ciir. I
Mole than l'a.i subscription blanks have
be e-.i Mllisl up to the pte -i-nt line -I'd
tile i ulisi ribe-is e eive r everv walk of III
limn the wage enriier t-i tin inillioniir
The riiliseriptioii list fonns a roll of honor
and gives the nam.. ol lSmo i-rs n.. linn
or eoiporatioiis of proved io.valty to tln-Ir
itv. Will them It hi- Ix-en a case o
"Ms lion vetba." otheis havi talk-d more
and subscribid !.. Olln r- have Mb I
sllll more" :ind subserlbe .1 i oihing Bv tie
Utile this review Is pilule. I. it t hoped that
there will only Ik- on-- i lass, and t'.at ill
who have expii'-sed tin in.-clvcs in favor of
the Pair will prove ihei- sincerity ov I.r
ing tlnir 'liare of the. financial, as well -s
the moral rcsponsibillt).
'lile- Tl-illl.llih of M. I.ouis.
Tiie existing org-inlzalioii is charg-d i.I.v
with the duly of eompli tins tin- -ob.er.p-tion
and s.(.mliig the organization of a
company, vvhiih will sele-ct a site-, deb-r-rnlne
on the feature?: of the Fair, torm .ill
d-partmi ills make all ippoinlme...t . ami
assume entire responsibility for the snee- s
eif till stupendous entei prise. No orn- has.
or ha a.s-unicei. authority to mak- JMiy
ple-dgei on behalf of this eorporatlon. either
In regard to positions, e-om-e-ssions cr fe-tt-ttres.
ilie fotnpany and Its olllcers will fall
heir to iloeiime nts and res-ords. for the time
lieing In my keeping, which will prove of
liiimeii.se iislsiiini-e to them. Thc"e con
sist or inelorr'einents by every State In the
l-ouisiaiia Purchase-, and by organlzatio-is
e.r almost every character. Ilterarv, se-ieti-tille.
comme-re-ial. iiroressional and other
wise; or i'ountie-.ss suggestions wise i nd
otherwise, anil id applications for ,iosltloii
as numerous as the sands on the sea shore.
These communications ami lndor-e-nenta
rprcad civit a perioel or two years, but
many or the most Important have the
f.gati-s IV i on tlnir date line
The j ear. m short, has be'en one con
tinual round of activity In World's Fair
matte-rs It has hi en a ye:.r of anxiety, but
f.iso n year of triumph, and it onlv remains
foi the eiKct.'ition In the matter of the lo
cal sulise-riptton to be realized o stamp It
In tin- a-.nals of St. Louis as a -e-ar in
which the practical piellminary work for
the World's Fair was dene, and In which
the foundation was laid for a lew era for
the eity of St. Iinis and for the mag.
n'tirent territory which Is tributary lo it.
ST. LOUIS AND
BY ItnOMONH I). WAl-SII.
Just what the railroads have done for St.
Louis In the pist ear will better be told in
annual statistics than In a general prelim
inary summary. From a standpoint of im
provements in tnilfic service-, lioth freight
and pas-engi-r, brief statements may Ik.
made however, which will convey an Ide-a
of what has be-on accomplished. There is
not a line centering at this gateway that has
not made additions to its eieuipment, im
proved Its roadbed md tracks and marie ex
tensions into new territory which will benefit
the commercial and Industrial Interests of
St. I.OUI.. The- Mii-tourl Pacific, Burlington,
Wabash, ami Chicago and Alton systems be
tween here and Kansas City have nil im
proved their service during the- year, and at
present furnish trains s-econd to none In the
Comforts Provided for I'nNNeiifror.
Between St. Iials, Chicago anil intermedi
ate' points the passenger service eluring the
year has been Improved to a marvelous ex
tent. The three competing lines tho Chi
cago nnd Alton, the Wabash and the Illinois
Central have vied with each other In fur
nishing new roadbeds, tracks and eo.ulp
ments. which make a trip under any and all
fondltlons as pleasant and comfortable as
possible. New buffet, cafe and dining cars
have be-on added to their trains. Locomo
tives have been provided with e-Ie-ctric heael
Ughts. and the main cars supplied with both
Pintsch gas and elcctric-llght apparatus.
The service Includes trains at almost all
hours of tho day and night. There are regu
lar mall and express, and limited trains now
having Union Station which tho railroad
managers would not have thought of put
ting on a year ngo. Two of the St. Iuis
eTilcago companies have four elaily trains
between the-se points, while the third affords
espial facilities to these and other points In
By means of unsurpasscel terminal facili
ties, both, on the Missouri and Illinois sides
of the river, freight of all kinds has Is-en
handled to better advnntage during the year
lite) than ever before.
A summary of what some of the Initial
lines have done during 1W1 follows:
Ge-ni-rul Olllci-s Removed Here.
Tho Chicago and Alton has put on its
"Alton Limited," ls-twein St. 1-i.uls and
Chicago, which Is said to ts; one of the
handseimest trains In the- West. It was first
tee put electric headlights on its locomotive's
out of St. Louis It lias the distinction of
opening the handsomest ticket ollice; in the
country, unless some of its competitors
sutpass it before- January 1. General of
fice's were opened here In ronmclion with
the change of location, anil the president
anel other officials will hold conrerences In
them in the future instead of at Chicago
on matters pertaining to St. Louis trafiic.
Prc-Idetit S. M. Fe lton has his ewn private
suite In the building.
The Wabash has added to Its passenger
servico a midnight daily train from St.
Ixiuis to Chicago. Detroit. Buffalo. New
York and other Kastern cities. It has also
nn additional Incoming train from these
isiints, and It fast mall from Buffalo,
which glve-s exce-llent afternoon servhe out
of hero for Kansas city and points beyond.
It has four daily through trains between
St. Louis and Kansas City.
Geni-rcit Improvements on All Lines.
The Meddle and Ohio, has put on Its
"Florida Limited" to Jacksonville and
IHilnts In the Southeast.
The Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern has
established an observation parlor dining
car service Iw-twcs-n St. Louis and Cin
cinnati. The Ullned Central has acquired a por
tlein of the SI. Ixmls. Peoria anel Northern
between i:at St. 1-ouis and Springfield. III.
This has been practically rebuilt. Addi
tions have been made to the train servico
to New Orleans, unci points in Florida in tho
way of through couches and sleep ng cars.
Freight schedulis in all direction. have
been shortened, and terminal facllltli-3 im
proved. The Burlington has Inaugurated a system
of complete- dally threiugh trains between
St. Louis and the far Northwest. By a re
arrangement of fast-train schedulers west
bound St. Louis papers are delivered at
Missouri. Kansas and Nebraska points
earlier than before. Two additional main
line tracks have be'en constructed in North
St. louls. giving the Burlington a four
train main line in that section.
The Big Four Route put on Its "New York
and Boston Limited." a fast train between
St. Louis and all point e-ast. and a similar
one West, which will e-nable- pass-ngers
from the l-iist to make faster time to West
ern points than formerly. Substantial im
provements have been made for handling
fnluht lu the way of additional terminal
At'W i:iuliliicnt for Missouri Paellle-.
The Missouri Pacific has places! onlers tor
frurteeti passenger and sixty-six freight lo
comotives, some of which have- already been
delivered. It has rearranged Its train soheel
tiles, so as to give additional mail facilities,
and has put on a new train lietwe'en St.
l.ouis. Hot Springs and Texas points.
The St. IxjuIs Southwestern, or Cotton
Bell, completed an arrangement with the
Iron Mountain Route, giving a direct entrains-
to St. Louis Tor tho passenger and
freight trains. It has now under construc
ts n a new freight depot at Second and
l.-isalle streets which will enahlo It to han
dle directly Its own freight. The new ar
rangement gives it also a through p.isseiwt.r
service to all Texas T'olnts.
Th-- Chicago. Peoria and St. Louis has
m'eleel to Its servhe trains, for hunting and
fl-blns grounds along the route The State
if Illinois has purchased l.tKO acres of land
mar Klsah. III., for a public Institution,
which will attract visitors from this sec
tion. Additional facilities have been added
to terminals on the Illinois sldo of the
Th- Missouri. Kansas and Texas has
addesl lmitortant connections for Kansas ami
Oklahoma iiolnts. besides making exten
sions to San Antcnio. Tex., and Shreve
Tho Vandulia-Pennsylvanl.i lines have
andid to their service to all points 1-etween
St. liuis and New York, anil are credited
with having placcel the- largert order ever
given at one time for steel rails and loco-
' Tin- St l'u's and San Francisco has
addi-d tlm Arkansas and Oklahoma division,
tho Reel River division from Supulpa. I. T..
j to Sherman. Tex., and expects sjoii to com-
f.Ieto tho St. .ouis ana iNortn ArRans.es
tallroad. a branch from Kureka Springs.
Tho IjouIfvIHo and Nashville, under Its
new passena.r manajjetncDt. tag ejut en
Direct from Distiller to Consumer.
Our entire product is sold
direct to consumers, you thjs
avoid sidjlterati-n and mid
dlsmsn's profits. If you want
p-jrs vhiskey for medicinal
purposes or othrrjolie, read
the folbving offer. It will
We will send four full quart
bottles of lleivncr's Seven-Yeiir-Oid
Double Copper Dis
tilled Rve.Yhis.Wy for S3.20,
: - A'EM -
Express Prepaid. We ship
in pliiin packages no marks
to indicate contents. When
vou qet it and test it, if it
is not satisfactory return it
at our expense ond we will
return your S3.20.
VRITC TO NEAREST ADDRESS.
throush vis'ibnlid train. from St I.ouic I
lit V.. ii- Clrli. : !.'!.HI int.! Stint he.isteril
points. Aeldlti nal service- h.c- been fur
iiisliid sliipers hy Improvements to ter
minal hire and on the eaM wits ol the
IN THE FiELD
ijy k i:. iu:i:vi:s.
The year Ke. which is nearlns its close,
has lieen the most pro-porous In the hist' ry
of the city, and the century (; out with
a biii'ine;s. lioom that has never L--- n
eiu.ile-l in the ami;. Is of the trade and
commerce of St. I-ouIs.
From nearly -v rj lire of trade, both
n-heilcssile and retail, increased business n
rcj.orteel. bui It i- lu thiamin 1 circles that
th- i;ri:ate-i K.iins have li.-eii made. Till
I 'cords of the St loui Clearlus-house
i.hovv the ;.iri;i-t tiatisactions lu the history
of tlie associitinn. and the records for the
lamest day's, week's, month's, quarter!.
semlamiu.il and yearlv clearinSH nave one
afti-r another been broken.
I IcnriiiK-lloiise Ite-e-ord llreiken.
Tho cieariiiKS of the allied banks of St.
Ijuia for the liscal year endiiiK September
:io, U" vee-ro Sl,tsG.343,i2, as compared with
$l,Mjs.to7.:il4 for the year endinK Septemlier
10. ISL'.e. although the ttcures for last year
were the iarse.st In the history of ths;lear-liiK-hoiiM'
up to that time-.
Tin- clejriuss for the year ending De
ceniber .".1 will show even larger trains, as
the cle-arlrgs for October and November
v.ere U.tli ahead of tho correapondliiK
months last vear.
All the banks In the cltr are reported to be
In first-chu-.s condition, and. notwithstand
ing the fact that they are paying hand
some dividends, ara constantly addins lo
The trust companies have lieen equally
prosperous, and all are paying good divi
dends. A new trust company has been
established, but the increased business has
been so ctcat that each of the other com
panies has. done a larger volume of busi
ness than ever be-fore.
There has not only been a continuation of
the Improvement neiteel last year, but Uie
lrcre-ase over the record-breaking business
of Ki' has been phenomenal.
l'lmiDcial Sollellly of M. I.ooli.
AVhile banks in other larse cities" have
Miffere-d from defalcation-" and shortai-es.
St. I.ouis banks have not -ustalneel a single
loss on r.ccount of the eilshonesty of their
employes, but have gone steadily forward,
and. notwithstanding the phenomena! busi
ness tran-eacte-d by local merchants, have
J.t all times ttn able to supply their cus
tomers with all the money required at
the usual rates.
Throughout the entire vear country banks
in the South and West, as well as tho.e
in the territory immeeliately tributary to
this city, have depended upon St, Louis
utmost exclusively. when they were
cramped lor funds, for their supply of
money with which to move crops and trans
act business. Many or the larger banks
in the interior towns, which formerly de
pended -.pon New Tork, this year came to
The Improvement was not spasmodic- As
a rule, the tank clearing each month were
"arger than those of the previous month,
and the increased busine.-s was In pro
portion. Stock Sold Frerlj- for Hood Friers.
At the Stock Kxchange there has been a
wonderful Improvement In the speculative
business, as well as an excellent demand
for lnvrrtment scurltle throughout the en
tile year, as the lmpiovi-ment lu mercantile-
huslres-e has enabled merchants to in
vent more llberallv in investment se-cttrltles,
with the result that not only has the volume
of businer lieen remarkable, but higher
prices have ruleel.
l-ocal securities proved especially attrac
tive to Investors', and. notwithstanding: the
millions of ilollars,' worth of St. Louis trac
tion Hocks and bonds that were floatenl dur
ing the year, there was no dl.-strous slump
In prices, and nearly all of the local banks
anil trust companies' stocks are at 'east 23
per cent higher thin they were a year atco.
At the Merchant? Exchange the improve
ment in the grain business has been par
ticularly notable, and not only has the vol
ume of buslnesa been excee-illngly large,
but satisfactory prices have ruled through
out the entire year.
There have been no corners or fictitious
values, but the cash grain business has
been unusually satisfactory, and was much
larger than that of last year.
In mercantile lines the improvement has
been almost as marked as In the llnancl.il.
and nearly every concern In the city has
bejen ruilied with orders.
Ilooin After tlie Strike.
Trade In all lines opened up with unusual
activity at the beginning of the ; car, but
the street railway strike- temporarily para
lyzed bualness of all kinds, and cause! a
loss to merchants of millions of dollars.
As soon as the strike was settled, how
ever, there was a rush on the part of mer
chants to regain the lost bustness ami pres
tise. whe astonished tho business world.
Nearly ever' house In the city was toon
rushed with order.. although several of the
best months of the year were practically
lost. Owing to the pluck and energy ats
plaved. tho volume of business for the year.
In all lines, has averaged fully 15 per cent
larger than ever before.
Kven tho street railways were able to ral
ly epilrkly from the effects of the strike,
tind. althouah for many weeks the lines
were everely crippled, the total number of
passengers enrrted this year will be the
largest on record.
A largo number of additional cars have
been put In operation; several new lines
have been established, and a number of
routes have ben changed and shortened, o
ns to Improve both the time and servie-.
Worn Mnile Traele- In .Vlillcn lionil.
The horse and mule trado of the citv has
been exceptionally good, owing partly to
the unusual demand causid by the wars in
South Africa and the l'hilipplnes. And not
onlv has there been an increased numbenif
animals handled In tho St. Louis market,
but the quality and prices secured have
been much above the average.
In the cattle trade, owing to the high
prices offered, both tie number of e-uttle:
bandied nnd prices secured were larger than
for several yearn, and there has been a
steady Improvement In the quality and con
dition of the cattle. Feeders have tiven
this subject much morn attention this year
than In former years.
Receipts of she-ep haves be-en very satls
faetorv and good prices; have been realized.
Tin- business In hogs was not phenomenal,
but was heavier than was expected at the
beginning of the reason.
The hay trade has been active lend good
prices have ruled thioiighout the entire
St. Iyius's poultry- and game business (or
the ye-ar has been unusually large, and re
ceipts were heavier than ever before, hut
as a rule the demand was more than equal
to the supply, and, noth withstanding Ut?
heavy receipts, all offerings were dlsposerd
of at good prices.
Tin- e-itv has gained quite a reputation
as a distributing market for both poultry
Fruit nnel I'roilucz- Ilneelnc-s Good.
Fruit and produce merchants have done a
phenomenal business. The season was un
usually favorable, and. although there were
late frosts In the Soutl. the fruit and vege
table se-HSon was longer than usual and re
ceipts were- heavy.
Shippers, as a rule, were more careful In
handling their produce, and there was less
complaint of heated vegetables and decayed
fruit than ever before.
The cold-storage facilities of the eity were
more than doubled in the past year, and
merchants were enabled to do a larscr
business In perishable goods.
In manufactures the Improvement was not
as marked as In mercantile lines, hut man
ufacturers report vety i-atlsfactory busi
ness. Ilailruads oattrlnj- St. Louis have dona a
for $ " 20
Express Charges Prepaid
One hundred ar.d fifty thou
sand easterners throughout
the United States use our
whiskey. Ample testimony
as to its purity and quality,
is it r.st ?
'iave the encrrrxus profits
VCAti - - s - 1'
of the middlemen. Such
whiskey ss we offer for $3.20
cannot be had elsewhere for
less than SS. Our distillery
wa established in 1866. 33
years' reputation is behind
Rrlerer-ers-SUte tati Bnfc.
or a.-! ol the Ivpres Compeules.
Orrter for Ariz.. Olo.. Cal.,
TiT.hn. Mnrit.- rr.. Xfw Muz..
lire-.. I'tah. W.sri..VVoEillt eU
ior -u quarts bj rrt 1E&1. prepmia.
120-232 V. Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio,
larger busine-H during the pat vear than
ever lrfr and the tra.Tle has lieen limit
. i. .-k ny iu' niiiiiiiii oi e.-u iii.ee wiiiia
In- furrii-heil to shipi-rs. This scarcity ha-:
row lieen relieved to sorn- extent, and
hu.-lnes.s on all lines Is in a very satisfac
WAS WITH LIGHT BRIGADE.
Oltl .Soltlifi- I. dates Iiiciiicnts of
tin I'junous Cliiii'f.
"True," said Richard Hamilton Gorham of
Iiraln. "1 was in th.- famous I'lurco of lhi
ed only li the number of cars that could
i Light iirigadc-. as well as through the Johns
I town tluod. and I am at work here to-dav-
with only a single scar the mark made hy
t:e bavomt of a Crimean soldier. That's
tne- arm the m-dlcal students of Scutari
wantid to amputate," he went on to pay.
ainl Mr. ejorharn stralchtenes! out thatmem-
her with a lorce that rellceteel the physical
capaDinxie-s or tnose wtio partlclisitfcd In tne
famous charge of tho Six ilundresl.
We- were sitting in a gun-repatring shop
in the; growing Lake Krie eity of Lorain.
All about us were; Implements of war. (Jor
fcam was the repairer. Ills sign re;ad: "Rich
arel Corham. gan and lock smith: hospital
for umbrellas." Repairing rifles had be-en
his occupation in the Kngli.-h army, anil ho
boasts- of fifty years.' experience, and also of
the guarantee which aei?ompariies all goods
passing through hi-o hands. This gun jmop.
b' cause of Its distinguished inhabitant, is;
one of the points of Interest In lajraiu, al
though .Mr. Gorham has lived here Ie:w than
".My boy. go home; you'll surely he
killed!" said l.ord Cardigan, when Gorham
appeared liefore that brave General to make
lie-rsonal amplication for authority to carry
a we-apon and ride a heirse. orham well
knew that to join Cardigan's brigade was a
most hazardous undertatcing. but his elarlng
spirit made him fearless and anxious to en
list. Gorham was teorn in Yaldlng. Kent
County, Kngland. in lSJo. When hut W rears
of age- lie went to London. Here he re
mained for twelve years, and then enlisted
In the Uritish army in the capacity of a.
repairer of firearms. He was naturally very
handy with tools, and a genius in every
sense of the word. 'With a friend of his he
ailed upon Cardigan for permission to en
gage In the forthcoming conflicts, and Car
digan's warning did not move him. Finally
he was allowed to Join, and with the rest
of the soldiers made preparations for active
service at the battle of lialaclava in ISM.
"It Is not surprising that I should remem
ber the morning that we got our orders to
charge. When I first enicri-d the frav t
felt nervous, but soon every fe-ellng of fear
left me-, and amid the great cxritement oC
the hour. I firmly believed that I would not
be killed. It was a strange thought t
have, with my comrades falling about me
like grass In-fore a scythe, but my state
ment Is true, nevertheless, and jou ste I
didn't fall, either." I
Mr. Gorham's escape was remarkable. A.
Crimean soldier stuck his bayonet Into Gor- '.
ham's arm above the elbow, inflicting a.i
ugly wound. With his sabre. Gorham
struck his antagonist on the bead, and was 1
none too cuick in doing so, for no sooner g
had the blow landed upon the Crimean'
t-kull than Gorham's steed fell under him.
Another quick move and a bit or fore- t
thought saved him from the horrible death
which stareel every man in the face. Grab- i
blng the horse of the Crimean, he mounted
and on he went, with those of the notcez 1
cavalry who yet remained. "I well re- s
member." says Gorham, "Lord Cardigan's
weirds: 'Death or glory, boys; follow me. e
Cardigan was the greatest tighter I ever t
Mr. Gorham describes the charge as a
dash forward without a look to the right .
or left. "Wo might well have been com-
pared to 00 wild men in that hour. When
at last we stopped anel turned around we
shuddered as we gazeel at those of our .
brigade who lay cold In death on the fa- i
mous battlefield. And then when the hour
for roll-call came, we realized that wo had
lost SUM comrades, while 2W remained to t
tell the sad story. It Is a story. It Is a
story few can tell to-day from personal ex- '
perlence. for from out of the 2t) who were .
safe, nrly a handful remain. Perhaps ,
there are a dozen yet. A year ago I got J
an invitation to attend a reunion In London
of the few survivors living. Since then. I '
lielleve, several more of the boys have
Hut to return to the story of the charge. ;
Mr. Gorham. with the bayonet wound In ;
his arm. rode to tho end of the Journey. !
When he had reached a place of safety ho ;
was nearly exhausted. lie. with others. !
was carried to the hcspltal at Scutari. Ile ;
speaks in the highest terms of tho splendid i
treatment the wounded received at tho '
hands of the Sisters of Mercy. It was at i
his hospital that the student physician
wanted to take off Gorham's arm. but the '
older doctor and surgeon in charge said:
"Ohv no. boys, that arm will heal." The"
scar of the wound on Mr. Gorham's arm Is
plainly apparent to-day, but the injury gives
him little trouble.
After recovering from his wound. TSeJrhara.
under Iyrel Wvndhum. scale"!! the walls of
SebastapooL Gorham was also In the tat
tle. of Inkermann, which, however, was not
a. cavalry charge.
Mr. Gorham came to America in 1W?. and
first located at Pine Grove. Pa. Next he
moved to Shamokln. and later to Johnstown,
where he was in the m!dt of all the hor
rors of the flood. From Johnstown he cams
to Lorain last February-
HONING GLOVES. Tench the boys the
manly art of self-defense. Rawlings
Sporting Goods Company, 620 Locust street.
FOR choice of Individual words read Keats
Tennyson and Emerson
For the study of human nature read
Shakesoere and George Eliot.
For loving anel patient observation oC
nature read Thoreau and Walton.
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