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0?HE KEPUBLIC- SUNDAY. MAEOH 17. 1901.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
. Local discount rates were quoted at 5 to 7
per cent en call and time loans. The clear
ances 'were $7,171,973. ana the balances JS04.
885. Domestlo exchange was quoted as fol
lows: New York. 35c premium bid. 25c pre
mium asked: Chicago, SOc premium bid." 33c
premium asked; Cincinnati, 10c discount
bid. par asked; New Orleans, 10c discount
bid, par asked.
The local market for wheat closed .higher
at 75Uc May; 74e July; 7JS73c No. 2 red.
Corn closed higher at 40'.;c 3Iay; 49?i5no
July; 40$J40'.;c No. 2 white. Oats closed at
2Stfe May; 25c July; K'.iSVJc No. 2.
Tho local market for spot cotton closed
Shortage of a California Postmistress
was made up by her father, who sacrificed
all to reimburse the Government and sew
goes to the Poorhouse.
George Washington's sword will be old
to a museum and proceeds dcroted to the
benefit of n little girl descendant 3t the
Young woman left home in Minneapolis
and her brother claims she has l.een hyp
notized by the leader of a strange religious
sect In St. Paul.
Another story Is told of the asfssslnntlon
of President Lincoln, which throws n new
light on tho reason for the desperate action
Custom House at New Orlaeas searched
In vain for records of Loulslifia. Purchase.
Documents supposed to have besn taken
to Washington for safekeeping.
There Is an Increase of insanltr rmong
Southern negroes, which authorities believo
Is due to the use of coetilne.
Fire Department of Washington pubmlts
ft report which show that tho lenartment
was called to oxtlncnlsh flames in the Pen
sion building tho night of the inaugural
No trace found of Horace Williams, who
scaped from a mob at Brunswick, Mo.
New York preparing for an extensive
naval and military show. -.
1 Probability of dissolution of New York
William B. Lced. tlnplate king, buys
, Fifth avenue mansion for his latest bride.
Seaboard Air Line Railroad establishes
Bepixtment for lending bulls and roosters
io Its patrons.
LOCAL AND BTTBT7HBAN.
The promised gift of 11.000.000 from An
Hrew Carnegie practically assures a new
public library for St. Louis.
Mrs. Mary Travis, 66 years old, tries to
Iclll herself because she does not believe
her daughter has treated her well.
Sarah Bernhardt told Tho Republic that
he did not like St. Louis on account of
what she called unBlghtly buildings, water
The withdrawal of Zach W. Tinker as a
mayoralty candidate '.9 considered favora
Me to the Democratic ticket.
Forecaster Hyatt promises fair, pleasant
leather for St. Patrick's Day.
A special committee has been appointed
ty the president of the Business Men's
League to arrange the proposed banquet
for World's Fair workers.
, The mandamus petition of Old Orchard
against Collector Karrenbrock, In the school
district fight against Webster Is denied by
Judge McElhlnney at Clayton.
Madison County Democrats Indorse the
Candidacy of Judge Burroughs for the place
on the Illinois Supreme bench made vacant
by the death of Judge Phillips.
Last week was one of large transactions
In real estate circles.
A. L. Berry, a Republican, urges Repub
licans to vote against the party machine
now In power and for the Democratic ticket.
Mrs. Amanda Daly took depositions Sat
urday In her suit to recover $20,000 on acci
The celebration of St Patrick's Day in St.
Louis will extend over a period of three
' The LIbTary Board will discuso the advisa
bility of submitting a proposition to Increase
'the tax to a vote of the people.
An unidentified roan Is found lying partly
Jn the water at the edge of the River des
Pares, and he may die of pneumonia.
General Harrison's body lay In state In
the Indiana Capitol Saturday.
Dueling, In spite of prominent evidence
to the contrary. Is said to be going out of
favor in France.
French physician declares worms are
largely the cause of appendicitis.
French science and religion shake hands
on question of fasting.
Movement to establish tuberculosis sani
tarium near Paris.
Paris contemplates steps to compel open
tec of Mmc. Bernhardt's theater.
Aluminum Is much In favor with makers
Londoners loudly grumble about the
weather and the war.
Gossip about the civil list of Kins Ed
ward, Suggestion Is made that British Treasury
appropriate long-left legacies.
Contest over Paulltt peerage and estates
Boon to begin In England.
The Colvllle case causes a great military
caudal In Great Britain.
Russia seized disputed railroad siding at
Tlen-Tsln. and danger of hostilities with
British grows more acute.
Myrtelle Dell, a 2-year-old. by St Jullen,
worked a half-mile In :49!4 at Louisville re
cently. Bister Jeanie, the best filly at Frisco, and
Cunard, the best colt, are owned by Missouri
Davy Cahlll, the owner of Charley Heir,
will match his horse against The Abbott,
Cresceus and Boralma.
Charlie Cella's Peaceful Is being prepared
tor the Montgomery Handicap at Memphis.
The Bt Louis Coal Traffic Bureau met
and agreed to raise the rate per ton from
IS to 30 cents from the Illinois mines to
East St Louis.
The Chicago Great Western has an
nounced a reduced rate of $10 from Kansas
City to St. Paul on certain dates.
George F. Brlghatn Is the first employe
of the Chicago and Northwestern to be
placed on the pension roll. He has a re
The Sapula extension of the Frisco Line
to Denlson, Tex., will be opened to-day.
James Stanley; an old-time locomotive
.engineer, died at Texarkana, Tex.
It la said the Pennsylvania and Erie will
Insist on a differential rate during the Pan
Original-stockholders will profit as usual
by the new issue of J25.000.000 of Great
The Omaha Lino will purchase 700,000
worth of land in Minneapolis.
The Central Passenger Association has
fixed upon Pan-American rates.
Jfcw York, March 16. Arrived: Campania,
"JJew York, March 16. Sailed: Westerland,
Antwerp: Statendam, Rotterdam, via Bou
logne; Umbria, Liverpool; Astoria, Glas
gow: Oral Waldersee, Hamburg, via Plym
outh and Cherbourg: Minneapolis, London.
i St Vincent C. V., March 16. Arrived:
Previously, Neka, San Francisco, via Ocos,
Liverpool, March 11 Arrived: Lucanla,
Kw York. Balled. March 15: Cevlc, New
Jfork; March It, Etrurla, New York.
Antwerp, March 16. Sailed: Friesland.
Bremen, March 16. Sailed: Grosser Kur
furst New York, via Cherbourg.
Havre, March 16. Sailed: La Gascogne,
Havre, March It. Sailed: La Gascogne.
Takes to Pontiac.
,. W. T. Talbot Sheriff at Pontiac. 111.,
passed through Union Btatlon Saturday
night having In custody Clark Webster,
who. Is wanted at Pontiac oti a charge of
criminal assault alleged to have been com-
littea seven montns ego. wenster was
iced by Sheriff Talbot to junction city,
as., where he was arrested.
If To Have Dyspepsia
Send no money, but write Dr. Snoop, Raelna,
Wis., Box IS. tar six bottles of Dr. Shoop's
Restorative; expms paid. U cured, par 5,5
Knot, It It-fra.
BILLS ARE PASSED.
Each Had Clear Sailing in the
House Other Senate Work
BOTH HOUSES MAKE PROGRESS.
Senate Refuses to Order Commit
tees to Report on Bills in Their
Hands Collectors Terms
BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Jefferson City. Jlo.. March 16. The Gen
eral Assembly cleared up Its calendar Satur
day, preparatory to adjournment.
The House passed both the bills reducing
the beer Inspection fees, and that adjusting
the back fees. Tho former bill passed by
a voto of 110 to 17. without a fight. The lat
ter, by n vote of 10J to 19, a number of mem
bers making speeches to explain their votes.
The House passed the two Senate amend
ments to the Nesblt bill. The first provides
that vacancies among judges or clerks shall
be filled by the Commissioner who made
the original appointment. The second pro
vides for new Judges' and clerks for the
Tho House, by a party vote, also passed
the joint and concurrent resolution to make
tho present investment of the School Fund
Calendar Practically Cleared.
Two resolutions were introduced In tho
House, ono by Tandy of Gentry, the other
by Speer of Osage, censuring the chairman
of the Senate Railroad Committee for fall
ing to report the Hall maximum freight
rato and tho Speer bill regulating freight
for less than carload lots.
Tho House calendar is now practically
cleaned of important measures. Monday will
probably tee little except the signing of bills
In open session, and the attendance is ex
pected to be very meager.
By a voto of 17 to is, committees of the
Senuto which are now holding Lills will not
be forced to report on them to the Senate.
Friday morning Senator ttiggs presented a
resolution calling for the Committee on Rail
roads and Internal Improvements to make a
report on the Hall treight-rate bill. Upon
request of Senator Morton, the resolution
was laid over until afternoon. At the noon
hour Senator Biggs was persuaded to let his
resolution lay over until Saturday morning
on conaitlon that the report would then be
Committees Not Forced to Report.
friday night a meeting of the committee
was held. After some discussion, W. H.
.Phelps, representing the Missouri Pacific,
asked that he be given time to present some
data wnlch ho said was In St Louis. This
ltquest was granted.
Saturday mornin.'' the resolution of Sen
ator Ulgga was again called up. Senator
Morton moved as a substitute that all com
mittees be required to report on all bills
referred to them.
Senator Karris followed with a. motion to
lay both the resolution and the substitute
on the table. This was carried by the fol
Ayes Clarke, Costcllo. Farrls, Matthews,
Orchard, Rollins. Smith. Thomas, Zevely,
Collins. Davidson, Jewell, Morton, Ramp,
Schocnlaub, Sullivan. Whaley 17.
Noes Biggs. Bradley, Clay, Dowell,
Drabelle. fields, Haynes, Heather. Mar
shall. Martin. Rubey, Stubbs, Tandy 13.
Clay's House bill putting into force the
third amendment to the Constitution adopt
ed last 'November passed the. Senate unani
mously. On n. motion to nonconcur In the House
amendments to the senatorial apportion
ment bill, tte Senate refused -to recede.
The appropriation for mileage and per
diem of Senators and Representatives was
increased front SS5.000 to 190,000.
House bill No. 249, providing for the distri
bution of the tax received from foreign in
surance companies, passed the Senate.
Much interest was manifested in the pass
age of House bill 2o. 65, which provides
that the board of directors of corporations
formed under the laws of Missouri may hold
their annual meetings In other States. On a
roll call Senator Fields was the only mem
ber to vote against the measure. The Mil
will permit railroad companies to hold their
annual meetings in the East
House bill No. 571, relating to the selec
tion of directors of public libraries, passed
House bill No. 150. authorizing the hus
band and wife to bring suit for damages in.
cne suit, was passed by the Senate.
House bill No. 236, providing for the es
tablishment of a State Library Board and
giving the power to school districts of lay
ing aside a fund equal to a sum that might
be raised by an assessment ranging from
5 to 20 cents a pupil, wis passed by the
Hawkins's House bill, creating the chair
of dairy husbandry in the State University,
was passed by the Senate.
Hereafter the term of Collector in Mis
souri counties will be four years. Instead of
two, the House bill to that effect having
passed the Senate.
JOHN C. LEBENS.
DEATH PENALTY BILL KILLED.
Measure Giving- Juries the Right
Decide Meets With Defeat.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 16. Haw
thorne's House bill, giving Juries the right
to determine whether a man convicted of
murder in the first degree shall be hanged
or sentenced to the Penitentiary for life,
was kllid In the Senate to-day. Senator
Jewell of Kansas City called up the bill
and explained Its provisions.
Down In Kansas City It Is claimed that
difficulty Is found In convicting persons in
dicted for murder because of the death
penalty Imposed. When the roll was called
the following opposed the measure: Brad
ley. Farris, Heather, Matthews, Morton,
Orchard and Rollins, all lawyers, and Mar
shall, Ramp and Whaley.
PROCEEDINGS HE THE SENATE.
Closing Hoars Were Marked by Dis
posing of Much Business.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 16. Wallaces
House bill providing that "whenever a po
litical party shall secure a sufficient num
ber of signatures to give it a legal stand
ing in the State, said party shall be entitled
to legal recognition in all political sub
dilsions thereof without further petition,"
was killed after filibustering In the Senate.
Senator Morton called up tho House bill
relating to the assessment of taxes In
cities of the fourth class. It was passed.
The House bill giving carpenters and
blacksmiths a lien on personal property
was lost in the Senate.
The House bill providing for the selection
of petit Juries was passed.
Senator Rollins failed to have the House
bill permitting husband and wife to tes-
r AT TRAVELERS.
Live on Grape-Xuts.
When one looks at commercial travelers,
round, smooth and well kept. It Is hard to
believe that any of them have to be par
ticular about the selection of food, but
many of them do, nevertheless, and their
care In this respect Is one cause of their
Frank W. Clarke, who travels for Ar
buckle Bros., says that he began using
Grape-Nuts Food when ho found It on a
hotel menu, and ever since that time has
eaten Grape-Nuts from one to three times
a day. carrying a package in his grip, so
he could have it whenever the hotels did
not serve It
He says: "About eight years ago dyspep
sia got a hold of me and gradually weak
ened my stomach so that Jt would not take
all kinds of food. I had to drop a number
of articles, which Is a hard thing for a
traveling man to do. Then the Question
was. What could I jcet to eat that would
not distress me? When I found Grape
Nuts Food it solved the problem, and rlnee
taking on this food my stomach has grad
ually gotten well, so that I feel In line
"The proof of the pudding Is In the eat
ing." Grape-Nuts Is pre-dlgested In its
manufacture, and can be easily assimilated
by the weakest kind of a stomach, while
at the same time it contains the most pow
erful elements of nourishment strong in
the elements of phosphate of potash,
which, united with albumen, go to make
the gray matter In the nerve cells and
brain. People that are not properly nour
ished can solve the problem 1y using Grape
Nuts Food, '
tify In civil cases affecting each other
Senator Whaley was given a valuable
medicine case by his clerks to-day.
Chief Enrolling Clerk Major J. H. Finks
was presented with a set of silver knives,
forks and spoons by his ace. Every, bill
reported from the' Senat',eommltteet has
been marked correct and much felicitation
Is felt over the. record.
Senator Orchard visited the House during
the afternoon, where he heard some of tho
"hot" shots delivered in that house. Soon
after ho returned. Senator Stubbs called up
a House bill of minor Importance. Senator
Orchard told of his" experiences In the
House, and said he wanted to postpone in
definitely every bill reported from the lower
branch. Senator Mortoa suggested 'hat
such action would dignify the House. Sen
ator Orchard would not be appeased,
don't care," ho said; "I am against any
Tho bill was postponed.
STREET RAILWAY BILL KILLED.
Measure Sold lo Be In Interest
Transit Company Defeated.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 16. The bill
amending the St. Louis street railway con
Milldatlon, so as to allow street railways In
Missouri, "to do a general electric lighting,
1'ieciric anu steam heating and electric pow
er business, to maintain resorts, parks or
other places of amusement." was killed In'
short order to-day in the House, a motion
by Represetativc Delzell to postpone tho
measure and Its amendment Indefinitely.
The motion was debated at length, and
finally carried by the following vote:
For Indefinite postponement Aydeiott Ba
ker, Blair of De Kalb. Bradley, Calvert.
Carmack, Clay, Crandell, Creson, Delzell,
Dickinson, Dorrls, Ldmondson, Eversole,
Farley, Green, Halns. Hall, Hawkins, Hens
ley, Hownrd, lluck, Hudson, Hutchison,
January, Jones. Locker, McCollum, Alay
nard. Murphy, Nicholson. O'Donn'ell, Organ,
Patton, Philips, Ransdell. Risk, Roberts of
Boone, Salmenng, Shelby, Speer, Stewart,
Wallace, Ward, Warren. Weaver, Wnlker,
Williams of Scott, Windier, Wltmcr, Wool
folk and Young 57.
Against Indefinite postponement Aber
croinble, Adams, Ball, Blair of Caldwell,
Campbell, Carter, Conner, Duncan, Getchell,
Hackney, Harper, Hlldreth, Kendrick, Ken
nedy, Kirby, Lightholder. McKenny, Mc
Lane. Mabry, Mlschel. Parcira, Porth, Rein
miller. Rlchter. Ruler, Short, Sickles,
Spears, SuIIIvnn, Well. Walsh, Speaker
The measure passed the Senate this week,
after a discussion In the course of which
tho charge was made that the St. Louis
Transit Company had attorneys in Jefferson
City pushing the measure. The Senate, at
the instance of Drabelle. added an amend
ment to tho measure to prevent It from ap
plying to St Louis and Kansas City. The
mraauic was Bent oacic to me House lor
concurrence In the amendment As soon as
the-measure was called up by Duncan, Rep
resentative Delzell rose.
"Mr. Speaker," he said, "I voted for this
measure under a misapprehension when it
passed the House. I thought it applied to
St Joseph onlv. I find nut nnv thnf If l
a general law. und that under Its provisions
me 01. uouis transit company would bo
empowered to do general lighting, heating
and to own parks and amusement resorts.
I move now the measure be indefinitely
There was some question as to whether
such disposition could be made of a bill
which had already passed the House. The
speaker ruled the motion in order.
VI want to declare the charge that this
Is the measure of the St Louis Transit
Company absolutely false and without
foundation," said Abercromble of St. Jo
seph, speaking on the motion. "The fact
that this amendment was added In the
Senate proves conclusively that St. Joseph,
and not the St Louis Transit Company,
wants this measure."
"Isn't it true," asked Clay, questioning
the speaker, "that the amendments added
to this bill In the Senate are so drawn as
to make the courts declare them uncon
stitutional, and thus make the measure ap
ply to St. Louis?
I refer to the passage In the amend
ment which reads. 'The provisions of this
act shall not apply to cities which- now
contain or which may hereafter contain 150,
000 Inhabitants, nor in force in counties ad
joining such cities.' "
"I am not a lawyer and cannot give an
opinion as to that" answered Abercromble.
"Even If this act applies only to Buch
anan County," said Blair of Dekalb," It
gives a quitclaim deed on all the Interests
In Buchanan County to the street rail
roads." Phillips said he was opposed to Inserting
provisions applicable to localities In the
"I am opposed to this measure because It
seeks to Increase the powers conferred by
the St. Louis street railway consolidation
law," he said.
Duncan of Buchanan, who Introduced the
bill, closed the debate.
"Street railways usually go Into the
hands of receivers and this measure is de
signed to add to their sources of revenue
to prevent this." he said. "All street rail
roads can supply from one power house the
current for lighting, heating and power."
"And for amusement resorts, too, I sup
pose." Interjected Delzell.
"Don't you know." asked Clay of Au-'
drain, "that the attorney of the Transit
Company, who Is now In the city, declares
that the provisos added to this bill is an
amendment would not be sustained by the
courts. But that they would be wiped out
and the rest of the act allowed to stand?"
"No. I don't" answered Duncan.
"Well. I do." said Clay.
"Some of these Representatives here
where you say Transit Company to them
have tho nightmare forthwith." continued
Duncan.. "The only fault with this law.
as some of the members see it. Is that the
bill amends the law under which the St
Louis Transit Company was formed."
The motion to Indefinitely postpone was
adopted. Indefinite postponement kills a
measure absolutely for the session.
SENATORS UNDER FIRE.
Honse Members Attnclc Them
aonally and Collectively.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 16. The House
spent a considerable part of the day de
nouncing the Senate for falling to act on
Important House bills. Four denunciatory
resolutions were Introduced this morning
and a scathing speech, in which Dickinson
openly denounced Senator Whaley by same,
was a feature of the afternoon.
Dickinson's speech was a fiery outbreak on
a committee report concurring in Senate
amendments to the senatorial reapportion
"This reapportionment would strengthen
the corporation Influence In the Senate for
the next ten years," he declared.
"It would make sure the election from
my district of a Senator like those who now
are canying around in their pockets the
maximum freight-rate bill, and make possi
ble the re-election of Senator Whaley, who
was denounced In the House In resolutions
this morning, the man who has outraged
the sentiments of his and my constitu
ente." Whaley entered while Dickinson was
rpeaklng and stood threateningly directly
behind Dickinson. Some Representatives
believed he was about to assault Dickin
son, and one pushed him back toward the
Tandy or Gentry introduced the following
resolution In the House this morning:
"Whereas, House Bill No. 224, known as
the maximum freight-rate bill, Introduced
by Hall of Saline, read first time January
19, ordered engrossed February 6, and passed
February 14, was sent to the Senate on the
latter date for action thereon; and
"Whereas. Said bill has been held In the
house of the chairman of the Railroad and
Internal Improvement Committee, Senator
John C. Whaley, up to the present time,
March 15; and
"Wherens, The Senate did. on March 15
demana by resolution that said chairman
John C. Whaley, should report said bill to
the Senate; and
"Whereas, said Chairman John C. Wha
ley, did not comply, but absented himself
from his seat In the Senate Chamber during
"Therefore, the House of Representatives
do most emphatically condemn the action
of said chairman of the Committee on Rail
roads and Internal Improvements.
"Resolved. That a copy of this resolu
tion be sent to the President of the Sen
ate." Colden of Nodoway presented a similar
"Whereas. Numerous measures In the In
terest of the'farmlng and producing classes
have been passed by the House of Repre
sentatives, bills securing more equitable
freight rates; a bill adjusting- express
charges; a bill requiring telegraph com
panies to placa- on messages tho date of
transmission and other measures of minor
"Whereas, Said bills are held without ac
tion In Senate committees, being evidence
that the members are either too cowardly
to shoulder the responsibility of reporting
thereon or woefully neglectful of duty.
Therefore, be It
"Resolved, That the House of Representa
tives hereby record their emphatic protest
against the wilful neglect of duty of said
Senators who have been recreant to the ex
alted station and the sacred trust reposed
Sneer of Osage presented this resolution:
"Whereas, House bill No. 224 known .as
the Hall maximum freight rate bill, has
passed this House unanimously, and 'House
bill No. 499, known as the Speer, bill, apply
ing on less than carload lots of freight, hai
passed this House by a large majority, said
bills having been sent by this House to
the Senate and said bills having been lathe
hands of the Senate Committee and held
up by said committee an unreasonable
length of time without having been 're
ported on. "
"It Is hereby declared the sense of -this
House that said, bills Ought to be without
further delay reported and acted on by the
Senate, and a copy of this resolution "be
sent to the Senate declaring It to be the
sense of this House that an Immediate re
port on said blllsbe made, and the-Benate
Is requested to take a vote on said bills."
The fourth resolution was by Wallace of
Ralls, censuring " the" Senate for having
acted adversely on the Initiative and refer
endum. HOUSE REFUSES TO AGREE.
Will Not Adopt Report on Appropria
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. -
Jefferson City, Mo.. March 16. The House,
at half paBt 11 Saturday, refused to
adopt the conference report on the last ap
propriation bill by a voto of 40 to 42. A
new Confcrenro I'nmmitroo was anDolnted
r and a session will bo held at 10 a. m. Sun-
Saturdnv won nrpopntflfinn dav In
Abercrombio moved that three members
bo granted the floor. Hall. Bothwcll and St.
Clair. Hnll presented Whitecotton with a
gold watch and chain, the former Inscribed:
"Presented to the Honorable J. H. White
cotton, Sneaker, by the members of the Forty-first
Bothwell presented Joel Short, Speaker
pro tern, an ebony gold-headed cane, and
at. uiair presented Chief Clerk, josepn uau
i a gold watch
Speaker Whitecotton spoke
wnen l took up the gavci,-
moment of mv life. T told vou that 'no sin
gle Interest would be a collar on White
cotton of Monroe.' I believe I have provej
this, ir I have not, it has been deficiency
of judgment, not of Intention."
SUICIDE ON STREET,
Etliel Herold, Aged 23, Drinks Car
bolic Acid at Compton Ave-
. nne and Olive Street.
A young woman giving the name of Ethel
Herold. who says the lives with her sister
in Easton avenue, near Sarah street, at
tempted suicide on the sidewalk at Compton
avenue and Olive street at 1 o'clock this
morning by drinking part of the contents
of a phial of carbolic acid.
After drinking part of the drug, the
woman threw the bottle to tho sidewalk and
sank to tho street, screaming. Her cries
attracted the attention of Patrolman Glrard,
ami soon a big crowd gathered.
Stnndlng near the woman were two well
dressed young men, who seemed to take a
great interest In her. and It Is believed they
were with her at the time.
A patrol wagon was summoned and the
woman was taken to the City Dispensary.
Doctor Voerstcr applied the siphon ana
pronounced the woman suffering from tno
effects of carbolic acid. From there she
was taken to tho City Hospital. Her case
is not thought to be serious-.
She gave no reason for attempting to kill
FLORAL RANK IN JAPAN.
Peony the Favorite Flower of the
With such titles as "ten thousand times
sprinkled with gold, -and disheveled hair
in morning sleep,"- fresh In his memory,
and coming from a land where the ar
rangement of flowers Is part of tho educa
tion. It must be something of a shock to
tho Japanese visiting this country to hear
the prosaic names we bestow on our chrys
anthemums and to find how recklessly
Americans arrange bouquets. He appre
ciates that as a nation ;we arc much less
fond of flowers than are his people, and
how little they mean to us In life beyond
tho pleasing sensations produced by their
beauty. In Japan the arrangement of them
is pursued as an art. ,bclng profoundly
studied by men of rank, 'philosophers and
priests, besides learned and literary men.
Ladles of the aristocracy are. allowed to
practice the art as being likely to Insp ro
such estimable virtues ai gentleness, self
denial, forgetfulness of?care5and spiritual
ity. A lifetime is Indeed opt too long for
the Japanese, either man or' woman, to de
vote to an understanding of the subtle
meaning conveyed bylflmvers and the rig
orous rules necessary to observe in pro
ducing wth them the best artistic Jesuits.
In Japan, the peony.-;though acknowl
edged to be the royal flower of China, s
sUll the favorite of the upper classes. It
Is given on occasions of importance the po
sition of honor on tha dais in the principal
recess, never is it placed In the center of
: ...... .... -hr-lf nnrt no Other
ine room ju "" t... --- - .
(flower Is allowed to, come near Its royal
presence., -sometimes aru """Tfr ;e
black twigs shall be grouped behind It. the
thought being to enhance by contrast its
abundant life and beatity. . The lotus flower
also Is conceded to frayWOi;?!- national
rank and Is called the' KTnfPor Indian flow
ers; On festal days theJapanese never use
It. as they associate it entirely with the
spirit of the dead. The idea of floral rank
is one to which the Japanese are very sen
sitive, and the established laws of prece
dence must be closely adhered to in the ar
rangement of their flowers. To an Ameri
can It seems perhaps Inexplicable that they
should have placed the purple wistaria
high above the white, which they mostly
exclude from their compositions.
Irises stand very high In rank, but are re
garded as difficult of arrangement, and
therefore tho most arbitrary rules have
been evolved for their composition. With
ono large flower, but three leaves are al
lowed, with two flowers seven or fifteen
leaves are used, three flowers are given
thirteen leaves and five flowers are fur
nished with eleven leaves.
So deftly are thoughts conveyed by the
arrangement of flowers In Japan that often
verbal messages are unnecessary. In No
vember the coquette sends to her lover a
leaf or branch or maple. "Like it," he
translates, "her love has charged."
On fniewell occasions .thoso called "re
turning flowers," because they bloom twice
a year, are used to subtly express the hope
of a. safe return. Before people that are ill
blossoms of a sturdy, vigorous growth are
placed, that health and strength may bo
suggested. Our very gay flowers are strewn
In profusion when supplications are made
for thoso In affliction. Prayers for rain nre
accompanied by largo floral pieces so ar
ranged as to point from right to left, that
the east wind bringing rain may be hon
ored, and. very naturally, the reverse or
der, typifying the west wind, is employed
when fair weather Is desired.
Border of the thin mist; shades of the
evening sun; waves in the morning sun:
companion of the men; snow nn tho leaf
of the tamboo; moon's halo; spray-rapped
wave; starlit night; beacon light; tho sky
at dawn; first snow and golden dew, aro
ameng the many imaginative and pretty
names the Japanese bestow on their chrys
nnthtmuros these floweis which appeal so
strongly to their poetic natures: ,ln the ar
rangement of them they are'vry careful
to guard against seven faults-iOThdr "items
must not be of the same length; a single
blossom must not turn Its back,, nor piesent
its full face: three flowers must riotiapp,ar
to form a triangle; they must not be hidden
by leaves, nor must they be arranged In
the way of steps; an at en. full blossom
should never be placed at the base of the
competition, and one odd one should not
fall between two others like In color.
L. & !V. and the Monon.
Chicago. March 16. A report gained circu
lation yesterday that consolidation negotia
tions are pending between the Louisville
and Nashville and the "Monon." The
"Monon" officials claimed to be Ignorant of
anything of that nature. The fact that
the stock of both roads has advanced dur
ing' the last two days Is believed to be re
sponsible for the report. The feeling In
railway circles here Is that cither the
Southern or the Big Four will ultimately
secure control of the "Monon." and that If
the Louisville and Nashville intends to get
nn Independent outlet to Chicago It is more
likely to secure control of the Evansvllle
and Terre Haute and Chicago and Eastern
Instructed for Judge Farmer.
Flora. HI.. March 16. The Democratic
Central Committee of Clay County met Sat
urday and selected A. M. Rose, William
Thrash, R. A. Ewen. C. L. Farrls, E. J.
McCollum and Thomas Mason delegates
to the Judicial Convention at Litchfield
April 10. The delegates were Instructed to
vote for Judge William M. Farmer for Su
preme Judge, to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Judge Jesse J. Phillips.
In a courtroom in a Western city, says an
exchange, a tramp stood charged with
stealing a watch. He stoutly denied the im
peachment and brought a countercharge
against his accuser for assault committed
with a frying-pan.
The Judge was Inclined to take a common-sense
view of the case, and, regarding
the prisoner, said:
"Why did you allow the prosecutor, who Is
a smaller man than yourself, to assault
you without resistance? Had you nothing
in your hand with which to defend your
self?" "Bedad, your Honor," answered the
tramp, "I had his watch, but what was
that against a frying-pan?"
AFTER-EFFECTS OF LA GRIPPE.
Pe-ru-na a Specif b Restorative That Has
Stood the Test of Time.
HON. JAHES R. QUILL, OMAHA, NEB.
Hon. James R. Guill Is one of the oldest and most esteemed men of Omaha,
Neb., coming to that city In Its early days when It little dreamed of being a
metropolis. He has done much to make It what it is, serving on public boards
a number of times.
A recent letter written by him to The Peruna Medicine Co.. cf Columbus, O.,
Indorsing their remedy, Peruna, for catarrh, consequently carries with It consid
erable weight and Importance. The following is his Ietten
Omaha, Neb., January 2S, 1900.
The Peruna Medicine Company, Columbus, Ohio:
Gentlemen "I am 68 years old, am bale and hearty, and Perttna
has helped me attain It. Two years ago I bad la grlppcmy lite was
despaired of. Peruna saved me." J. R. Quill.
Without raising the discussion as to
whether la grippe is produced by a specific
microbe, or not at least this much la cer
tain and admitted by all, that it will pro
duce chronic catarrh if not promptly and
properly cured. It leaves a person haggard
weak, sallow, frazzlsd-out mucous mem
branes all congested, appetite changeable
digestion capricious, and Just about empties
life of all meaning or desirability.
There is no remedy in the world that
meets the conditions produced by la grippe
better than the remedy Peruna. Peruna
strengthens as it renovates, soothes while It
stimulates, heals as.lt expurgates. Peruna
is not a purgative, or cathartic, or sedative,
or stimulant, nor a vegetable or mineral
poison. It reaches the source of aU dis
eases. of .the mucous membranes by Its ac
tion on the vaso-jmotor system of nerves.
Every person who haa had la grippe dur-
ing the last year should take a course-of
Peruna. No one need expect perfect recov
Outlines of Cran'iums of Men of
Note, as Taken by a Washing
ton Dealer's Conforrner.
LONG WEARS THE LARGEST HAT
Striking Similarity in the Dia
grams of Harrison and Cleve
land Index to Char
acter. REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Washington. March 16. A certain hat
dealer in this city has furnished the head
gear for statesmen and famous men for
thirty-five years, and In that time has cov
ered the craniums of most men of note in
Washington. He has a "conforrner" which
takes the outline of the head and permits
the shaDlng of the chaDeau according- to
the bumps ot genius or other bumps. The 1
coniormer registers me lines oi cranial de
velopment in miniature on a card, which is
filed away In a book and from which fu
ture shapings can be made. The dealer
haa preberved hundreds of these outlines,
and some Of them make interesting sub
jects for the student of phrenology.
Abraham Lincoln's outline is the ono
most valued by the hat dealer. The great
war President had a head which was won
derfully well formed. It was an almost
perfect oral, leaving out of consideration a.
slight wavlness ot outline due to the
"bumps," which are found accentuated to
a greater or less degree on every head.
From the shape of Lincoln's head a phre
nologist woula Infer firmness. 'caution and
the family virtues, with reasoning poer
predominant. His hat size was TH.
Stnnton Hitd n tonic Ileail.
Stanton, Lincoln's great Secretary ot
War, had a long head, but It was neither
as broad nor us symmetrical as Lincoln's,
though the hat he wore was one-elgnth
of a slzo larger. On the left side of his
tenlnc. nnd on the right side, at the rear. I
a curious depression. Phrenologlcaliy con
sidered, the most striking Characteristic is
firmness. ... i
Grant's head was singularly shapelj,
oven and unusually large, calling for a 7?a
hat Its contour denotes firmness and rea-
t!i llnpu nf President Haves's head are
symmetrical, but the forehead line is un
usually fiat His hat size was 7 1-15. ,
It took a very big hat to fit Garfield, 7H
being his size. The head Is long and broad,
but uneven, one side being much flatter
than the other, xne spienaui ironiai iuui ,
io o nntltMihln characterlntlc
One might expect of (Julteau, Garfield s
assassin, that his cranial contour should
show some marked eccentricity, but this Is
rot the case. But for a flattening on one
side, which does not attain an-abnormal de
gree, the head would be uncommonly well
shaped. The size Is 7.1rlfi.f ,
Cleveland and , Harrison.
President Arthur had a splendid head, and
its contour seems consistent with the char
acter of the even-tempered, polished man of
tho world, with cultivated, mind, that he
was. He wore a, 714 hat.
Firmness, approacning obstinacy, nnd ag
gressiveness are obvious In the phrenological
design of President Cleveland's head. It is
a very long head, fairly broad and the most
evenly modeled of any In the collection.
The hat size Is TVs
There is a striking similarity In the dia
grams of the heads of President Cleveland
and President Harrison, the more striking
in that no person who'has seen the two men
nnM -tuHcTA their heads to be at all of the
same shape. The hat size Is the same in i
both cases, and the heads are so similar i
In tno rear nan uii. u uuc us'"
placed over the other the lines nearly coin- j
clde up to a point above the middle of the '
oaro h'nrwara irum tins douil naiiisuu o
head shows a decided depression that Is not
apparent in Cleveland's, and again there Is
a'Bllght bulging at the temples of the Re
publican which Is absent In -the Democratic
President McKInley's cranial outline does
him scant justice, for the breadth of bis
forehead Is below the line of his VA hat
HIb diagram makes the-front of. the head
look narrow and pinched. ,.
There Is a salient difference between the
heads of James G. Blaine and Thomas B.
t?mh1- Blaine's Is lorn? and even: 'Reed's
broad and "bullet,' with plentjr of 'brain
ery unless they do so. The grip haa pro
duced catarrhal Inflammation of the whole
mucous membrane, and good health is Im
possible until these are restored to a normal
condition. This Peruna will do. A great
nany remedies have been suggested for
his condition from time to time, but Peru
,ia appears to be the only remedy that haa
any substantial value in these cases. It
has stood the test of forty years' experi
ence and still occupies the unique position
of being the leading (If not the only) specific
remedy for the after-effects of la grippe.
Among the many prominent people who
have been cured of the after-effects of grip
are the following:
Congressman Howard, ot Alabama,
says: 'I have taken Peruna tor the
grip and recommend It aa au excellent
remedy to all fellow sufferers."
iff. W. Howard, Congressman from
It is the convenient time of train departures
from Terminals which suits the public.
2:55 A. U.
7:50 A. M.
8:20 A. M.
9:00 A. H.
Fast Mail and Passenger, for North Missouri and
Local, for North Missouri and Iowa.
East Side, for Illinois, St Paul, North.
For Kansas City, St Joseph, Nebraska, Far North
west. "Nebraska-Colorado Express," St Joseph, Den
ver. Also St Paul, Minnesota, Iowa.
For Iowa and North.
East Side, Illinois and North.
For Kansas City, St Joseph, Omaha, Council
Bluffs, Nebraska, Denver.
2:05 P. M.
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Tickets and Information nt City Ticket
Broadway and Olive Street St Louts, Mo.
DISCIIERT-On Saturday. March IS. 1901. at
4 o'clock p. ra.. William Mschert Jr.. beloved
con of William and Lena Dlichert (nee Kron).
ajred 2 years 4 months and IT dayi.
The funeral will take place Monday. ISth Init,
at 2 o'clock p. m-. from family residence. No.
4563 Pass avenue, to Evangelical ZIon Cemetery.
DOLSON-On Saturday. March 18. 1K01. at 4:30
o'clock p. m.. John Stephan. beloved sen of Ed
ward and Nellie Dolton (nee McCarthy), aged
3 vear and 10 months.
The funeral will take place Monday, llth Int.,
at 2 o clock p. m.. from family residence. No.
1030 Julia street, to Calrary Cemetery. Friends
ars l"" to attend.
I POWERS-On Friday. March 15, MOt t 4
o clock a. in.. Mrs. Catherine Powers (nee Queen
aj). beloved wife of Thomas E. Powers, daughter
?.. . C- .Cath,r'ne Qoeenan and sister of Bridget
alb. Mrs. Mamie Bradshaw and John Queenan,
need 32 years.
, Funeral from family residence. No. 4152 Lexing
ton avenue. Sunday, March IT. at 1:30 p. m.. to
Holy Rosary Church, thence to Calvary Ceme-
, tery- Friends Invited to attend.
For other Death Notices, see Page
j- ire i nn iiro.
rpace In the rear and a decided sharpening
toward the forehead. Blaine wore the larger
hat-7& to Reed's 7i.
Long; Wears a T3-4 Hat.
The biggest official head In Washington Is
that of John D. Long, Secretary of the
Navy, and nothing smaller than a 7K bat
will suitably cover It It is broad through
out and bulges remarkably near the back.
Rear Admiral Schley's diagram furnishes
a contrast to it as marked as that between
the characters and mental processes of the
two men. His outline calls for a 7 hat
and one of very even, oval shape.
Another very even outltne.i but
ened-out lareer than that of
Schley, 19 John Sherman's 7J4 diagram. The
hat of his brother. General W. T. Sherman.
Is of the same size, but Is considerably
broader back of the temples.
Two clerical cranial outlines are those
of T. DeWltt Talmage and Bl-hop New
man, each 7H in size, and each decidedly
sharpened toward the front, the slope of
Talmage's head being more abrupt
Greatest of ail the heads in tne coiiec-
tion except Secretary Long's, and broader
even man mat. is mat or i;ari ocnurz. wno
wears a 7H hat so abnormally broad behind
the ears that each new one has to be
stretched to the verge of disruption in shap
Smallest Head In Waahiaa-ton.
On the other hand, the smallest head de
sign of a grown man known to the dealer
19 that of H." Assano, who wears a 6V&
hat Mr. Assano is a Japanese who has
been in the diplomatic service and what
ever else his hat size may Imply. It does
not Imply a corresponding smallness. of
brain, as be la one of the keenest and ablest'
of the many keen and able Orientals who
have borne their part In Washington's
Jul marked as the differences In toe bat
Congressman White, of North Caro
lina, says: "1 find Peruna to be an
excellent remedy for the grip. I have
used It In my family and they all Join
me In recommending 1L" 'George H.
White, Congressman from North Caro
lina. Miss Francis M. Anderson, of Wash
ington, D. C, daughter of Judge An
;rson, of Virginia, says: "1 was taken
very III with the grip. 1 took Peruna
and was able to leave my bed In a
Mrs. Harrlette A. S. Marsh, Presi
dent ot the Woman's Benevolent Asso
ciation, of Chicago, writes: "1 suffered
with grip seven weeks. Nothing helped
me. Tried Peruna and within three
weeks I was fully restored. Shall
never be without It again.
The following letter was received from
Mre. M. Wright Secretary Good Templars
Lodge. No. 47, and Lady ot the Maccabees:
2511 Fillmore Street N. E..
"I suffered this winter with an attack of
the la grippe, and having heard of Peruna
In such cases I decided to try It I am still
using Peruna and find that It helps me
"I have Influenced several friends afflicted
with chronic cattarh to take Peruna, and
they all show wonderful Improvement I
believe It to be the best medicine before
the public." Mrs. M. Wright
Mrs. M. Wright
At the appearance of the first symptoms
of grip people should stay Indoors and take
Peruna In small doses (teaspoonful every
hour) until the symptoms disappear. This
will prevent a long, disastrous sickness and
perhaps fatal results.
If yon do not derive prompt and satisfac
tory results from the use of Peruna." writs
at once to Dr. Hartmac. giving a full state
ment of your case, and he will be pleased
to give you his valuable advice gratis.
Peruna, Is the acknowledged catarrh reme
dy of tha ago. Dr. Hartnan,.the compound
er of Peruna. has written a book on the
phases of catarrh peculiar to women, en
titled "Health and Beauty." It wilt bo
sent free to any address by Tha Peruna
Medical Co., Columbus. O.
Burlington Route, S. W. Corner
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION.
HOUSF.GIRL WANTED A girl for general
housework: no waihlng or outsldA work: aleo
girl ot IS to assist with general housework. 1722
NURSE-Sltuatlon by first-class colored girl as
nurse or hou-'eglrl. Call tits Montgomery st.
HOU3EGIRI WANTED Girl for general
housewoTk. 4832 Delmar.
CLEMENS Ave.. 5I (Cabanne) Well-furnished
south room for gentlemen, nrst-class board, is
private family: convenient to car lines: refer
FRANKLIN. SlS-One room for rent furnished
or untarnished, cheap. Jl; second floor.
HOUSEOIRL WANTED A German girl, about
U years, to assist with general houwork In
flat: two In family. Call Sunday arternoon. 930
N. King's highway.
MAFFITT Ave.. 2519-NIcb store and three
room flat: good bnslnes location.
S'X or twelve foot secondhand notion show
case. Address (Monday only) room 33S Ltndell
WASIHNGTON- '""a ve Jll-Well-f umlshed
room; nrst-dass hoard; modern convenience:
WASHINGTON Are.. S117-Chotc front room.
with board; reasonable to employed parties: home
MORGAN St.. Kt3-Qu!-t. nice, well-furnlshea
room; lady teacher or stenographer preferred:
ROOMMATE for nuler.
comfortable third-story front room; select nelgh-
nornooa: cars convenient: XI per week; refer
encea. 2735 Lawton.
ASSISTANT DOORKEEPER WANTED
Young man as assistant bookkeeper: state as
and salary expected. E 24. Republic.
EUCLID Ave.. T02A. Corner Euclid and Del
mar Two nicely furnished front rooms, with
NURSE Situation by competent nurse In flrst
class family ti care for eno or two walking chil
dren. 2024 Luras.
CANVASSERS WAXTED-Experlenced canvas
sers as partners with me for country work t
-? IS dally. Call Sunday or Monday, sog N.
FURNITURE of twenty-room hotel; rent cheap;
good business: no ag;nu. D 24. Republic.
shapes of the various men Is the differ
ence In their way of selecting their head
gear. Lincoln, it is said, was careless and
preoccupied In his selection. Grant was
careful, as was also Hayes. Garfield was
particular and once complained that his
hats looked too big. Arthur was also very
particular about the appearance of his hat.
but was easy to suit because of the regu
larity of his head. Cleveland Insisted on
having his head gear comfortable, and was
not readily soothed by the stock assertion
that it would "shape Itself after a little
wear." Harrison, though scrupulously neat
In his attire at all points, would not spend
much .time over his selections. President
McKInley is deliberate, patient and courte
ous In his hat -staling;.
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