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prosecution. Is emphatically shown by the ominous
revelations of the I.ehmann trial. Beyond afl ques
tion, It is proved that a system of organized corruption
prevailed in the Municipal Assembly. The briber and
the bribed figure with startling distinctness in the tes
timony. The go-between is vividly In evidence. The
method by which a franchise property worth S-.000,-000
was to be looted from the city by means of bribery
of Municipal Assemblymen is clearly shown. The
boodle gang was to profit to the extent of S13",000.
The municipality was to lose ?-,000,000 owing to this
purchase of its legislative servants.
Surely it is time to unmask and punish the tb'pr-;s
responsible for theso conditions In St. Louis. Surely
Is It Imperative that trial judges and Juries, equally
with the Circuit Attorney and the fSmnd lury, .shall
stand firm in its determination for justice. The fight
Is a tight to the death. St. Louis must rid herself or
the boodle gang or surrender absolutely to an organ
ization of tlileves as criminal as any outlaw under the
police ban. Public sentiment demands the punish
ment of the boodlers. The municipality is to be con
gratulated that at such a moment Its law officers and
administrators of justice arc found Inflexible and In
corruptible on the side of the right
be an acknowledgment of the return which he Is mak
ing to the public through his benefactions.
Comparatively speaking, Mr. Carnegie Is young.
Though past GO years of age, he is vigorous and in
good health, having a jealous Interest In the welfare
of the nation and with a willingness to devote his en
ergies to the carrying out of his plans. That others
hnve been led to emulate ills example adds luster to
his own record. The conditions under which many
of ils gifts were made have inculcated a new and lib
eral spirit in municipalities. The result of this one
magi's generosity has had an effect upon the national
character which will not disappear for decades to
MONDAY, MAY 19, 1902.
Vol. 04 No.233
CIRCULATION DURING APRIL.
Charles W. Knapp, General Manager of The St. Louis
Slepubllc. being duly sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of the dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of April. ISO! all la regular
editions, was as per schedule below:
6 Sunday 116.180
13 Sunday 117,260
17 .-. 111.01
20 Sunday 117,780
27 Sunday 117,590
Total for the month 3,349,770
Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or
Nt number distributed 3,284,825
Average daily distribution 109,434
And said Charles W. Knapp further says that the num
ber of copies returned and reported unsold during the
month of April was 12.9 per cent.
CHARLES W. KNAPP.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this SOth day of
J. F. FARISH.
Notary Public. City of 3t. Louis, Mo.
My term expires April 26. 1905.
tyTho St. Louis carrier force) of Tho Republlo
deliver more than 53,000 coplos every day. This
Is nearly four times as many as any other morn
ing newspaper delivery In St. Louis and more
than twice as many as any morning or evening
WORLD'S J 904 FAIR.
REPUBLICAN POLITICAL VIRTUE.
Republican politicians are displaying their gymnas
tic nbiilties in Missouri county conventions by being all
things to all men. It was thought that the self-respect
of the better element in the party would save the party
conventions from prostituting themselves for the sako
of keeping up an appearance of harmony.
The Indorsements which are being given to the lead
ers of the two factions are enough to show the real
state of affairs. Every one in Missouri knows that the
Republicans hereabouts are hopelessly divided In their
allegiance to tho factional leaders. So far has this
strife gone thnt, from a practical point of Tlew, there
is no middle ground. Separate headquarters are main
tained for the personal advancement of bosses.
Yet the county conventions are truckling to tho
spoilsmen by indorsing Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock and National Committeeman Kerens In the same
resolutions. The names of thee opposite types of men
arc linked together with high-sounding protestations of
respect for their undying devotion to the public service
and tho Republican party.
Small politicians of the Republican trade mark are
not worried by the Inconsistencies of these resolutions.
If this is the sort of political manhood which the
Republican manipulators are exhibiting for com
mendation jy the people, they have mistaken the char
acter of the voters. Respect may be felt for a party
which stands out squarely on the wrong side of a ques
tion, believing that it Is right, but for any organization
which sells Itself to all comers there is nothing except
INVESTIGATE THE CHARGES.
There Is a valid warrant for the resolution adopted
by the St Louis Butchers' Union, demanding that the
charges that diseased meat Is sold in St Louis be thor
oughly Investigated, In order that butchers who sell
good meat be freed from the general charge of dis
honesty. The charges In question should certainly constitute
the basis for an Inquiry which shall bring to light all
tho facts In the case. The action is due, not only to
the honest butchers of the city, but to the consuming
public. Persons guilty of selling diseased meat should
be punished. The sale of such meat should be stopped.
"When this shall hare been done, and the necessary
precautions of Inspection taken to prevent a revival of
the practice of selling diseased meat, the community
should be notified that more reassuring conditions ex
ist The official announcement to this effect will, in
Itself relieve from suspicion all St Louis butchers who
have been dealing fairly with their patrons. It IsJto
bo hoped that the new Meat Inspector shall see fit to
take action along these lines.
FIRMNESS DEMANDED BY THE SITUATION.
Judge O'Neill Ryan's firm and impartial conduct of
the trial of Julius Lehmann, charged with perjury In
tho boodle prosecution. Is a gratifying guarantee that
Justice will be done In these cases, no matter what In
fluence may be brought to bear for a contrary result
Inflexible firmness is a vital necessity of the situa
tion. A weak Judge, easily swayed by the pressure
possible to the potent Interests seeking to shield the
local boodle gang, would inevitably nullify the work
of the Circuit Attorney and the Grand Jury In the
movement for municipal purification. "What Is Im
perative In the present crisis Is a man sufficiently hon
est and fearless to insist that a fair trial shall be had
and that all competent testimony shall be heard. Judge
Ryan admirably meets the demand to this effect
The troth of this necessity for convincing results.
based on the fair bearing of every case In the boodii mltted him to amass such a fortune, but there must
A RESULT OF COWARDICE
During the past fortnight a half-dozen so-called in
dustrial stocks have had a mteoric career, which
should teach Its lesson to Investors. These stocks have
first risen in price. If not In value, to many points
above par and then declined to nearer their true worth'
usually a small per cent of the top quotation. '
Of course this resulted from manipulation. Stock
jobbers traded on the public's predilection for hazy in
vestments and succeeded in fooling tho public for a
while. Unfortunately for the complete fruition of their
plans, their limited capital was not large enough to
meet the calls for larger margins from solid financial
This manipulation would not have been possible but
for the secrecy regarding the actual condition of the
properties. The fictitious values which were given to
the stocks could not have been maintained for as long
a period as they were unless tho public luid been
baited by the men who encouraged a false estimate in
the minds of possible investors.
It Is against such schemes that publicity regarding
largo combinations of capital would militate. If the
suggestion of the President in his message to Congress
were followed by appropriate legislation a repetition
of the recent experiences would be Impossible. The
same supervision which Is exercised over the national
banks would. If made nppllcable to monopolies, put all
Industrial stocks on a sounder basis.
So far a Republican Congress has refused to con
sider the matter. Republican committees have pigeon
holed measures whose passage would carry out the
recommendations of the President The subject is ta
booed In debate. The Influence of corporations whoso
standing Is threatened by full publicity regarding their
affairs has been potent In preventing action by the leg
islative branch of the Government
Does this mean that the President Is to bear the
burden of loss Incident to Ms own aggression, while
the time-serving Republican Congressmen are truck
ling to the speculative corporations? Is it the intention
to enter the coming campaign with specious words of
praise for Roosevelt because he has obeyed public sen
timent by bringing legal proceedings against the
Northern Securities merger and the Beef Trust?
This course will be little short of cowardice. For
the sake of the country's prosperity legislation should
be enacted which will prevent a recurrence of the re
cent speculative disasters. The fact that the excellent
condition of the country allowed the failures to cause
only a ripple In the 6tock markets Is a fortunate fea
ture, which may not be repeated the next time. Legis
lative action is demanded.
RAUS MTT 'EM.
Tho Stone and Stoddard County Republicans have
blazed the pathway for the next Republican State Con
vention. If the School Fund has been "looted" and a lot of
"worthless certificates" Issued, then the Republican
leadership of the bast thirty years has been guilty of
aiding and abetting the looting.
It follows, therefore, that those who are responsible
for the Issue of "worthless certificates" should be re
tired to private life. The Honorable Benjamin Frank
lin Russell and the Honorable Moses Whybark
But these are not all of the Republicans who have
been recreant to duty. The list Includes the names of
substantially all of the Republican Senators and Rep
resentatives since the days of Governor B. Gratz
It Is a long list, and includes 6ome of the most dis
tinguished Republicans who have figured In our State
history. Wells H. Ulodgett Louis Gottschalk, S. W.
Headlcy, Anthony Ittner, 'William B. Rogers, R. H.
Vandivcrt, John L. Bittinger, ex-Congressman Wade.
Postmaster Brewster of St Joseph, McGInnis of St
Louis, Harrison of Daviess, O'Bannon of Dallas,
Tubbs of Osage, and Gmelich of Cooper, are among
those who must be catalogued by the next Republican
State Convention as faithless to public duty.
THE GREATEST PHILANTHROPIST.
Aside from the purely patriotic purpose of Andrew
Onrnegie in offering to pay the $20,000,000 which
Spain received for the Philippines, the magnificence of
the sum is startling. Yet there have been few com
ments on this willingness of a man to part with such
an amount for purposes which cannot in any measure
be regarded as personal.
It is not strange that the American people accept
the mere statement of Mr. Carnegie as proof of his
sincerity in making the offer. Were he to die to-day
he would be considered tho greatest philanthropist of
the world. No other man has evcnappronched the
scope of his charities. None, living or dead, has given
away for purely public ends such an aggregate total of
An authoritative list of his benefnctlons has just
been published in Pennsylvania. According to this ex
haustive statement, his donations for public benefac
tions amount to nearly ?7Q.000.000. They are dis
tributed among the United States, Scotland, Canada,
England, Cuba and Ireland, these countries being
classed according to the extent to which they have
Over S52.000.000 has been distributed in the United
States. Pennsylvania received 519,000,000, of which
Pittsburg was allowed nearly ?1-J,000,000. Thirty-two
libraries, have been built In the State of New York,
the city of that name receiving in a lump gift $5,200,
000. The only States which have not been remem
bered by Mr. Carnegie arc Rhode Island, Delaware,
South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas and Idaho.
Porto Rico received 5150,000 for a library.
Scotland has received more than 513,000,000, of
which 510,000.000 will be used as an endowment for
poor but worthy students. The only other benefac
tion of like proportions has been set aside for the en
dowment of the so-called National Institute of Re
search In Washington. At the time that project was
launched he ottered to double the nmount if It was
found necessary, so that the present news regarding
his $20,000,000 offer for the Philippines has been dupli
cated In the amount of money.
What tribute of praise is too great for the spirit
which conquers Itself enough to do these things? Fault
may be found by some with the system which per
FREDERICK THE GREAT IN WASHINGTON.
Both houses of the National Congress will no doubt
act promptly In an appreciative acceptance of tho
proffered gift by Emperor William of Germany of a
bronze statue of Frederick the Great of Prussia, to bo
erected In Washington on a site chosen by President
The spirit prompting this gift on the part of the
Emperor of Germany Is one of cordial friendship,
made more emphatic and enduring by the friendly wel
come extended by Americans to his brother, Prince
Henry of Prussia, on the occasion of Henry's recent
visit to this country. The Emperor's letter to Presi
dent Roosevelt, announcing the intended girt, is grati
fyingly sincere in tone.
Americans can well afford to give high and honora
ble place in their national capital to a statue of Fred
erick the Great, the sturdy ancestor of the virile Wil
liam now on the German throne. That most masterful
of the Hohcnzollerns was a stanch friend to the Ameri
can Government in Its earliest and most trying days,
when friendship und moral support vitally counted.
His interest In the young Republic was deep, genuine
and helpful. A statue of Frederick, occupying an ad
vantageous position in Washington, will, be an emi
nently fitting addition to the city's attractions and.
as coming from the present Germnn Emperor, will
constitute a fine proof and pledge of friendly relations
between the two Governments.
Fugitive Kratz, now In criminal exile in Mexico, Is
said to be growing increasingly complacent in the belief
that he cannot be brought back to St. Louis to stand
trial for the crime of bribery, with which he Is
charged. Circuit Attorney Folk, following his confer
ence with the State Department olflclals in Washing
ton, expressed his firm confidence that Krntz would
eventually be returned to St. Louis and made to an
swer for his sins. Mr. Folk has a reputation for
doing the things ho avows himself competent to do.
There Is as yet no occasion for abandoning the hope
of justice In the Kratz case.
Action of the Washington University in offering
four scholarships to Missouri boys is an outcome
of the material advancement which this great Western
institution has made during the past few years. With
the completion of the buildings and the enlargement of
tho endowment other evidences of the school's desire
to become the great university of the Mississippi Val
ley may be expected. The boys of Missouri outside
of St Louis will not let slip the opportunity for secur
ing the privileges of attendance at Washington Uni
versity free of cost
RIgorou3 regulation of tho milk supply seems to be
in order If the recent disclosures regarding some of
the dairies In St Louis are Indicative of a general con
dition. For the sake of the public health the sources
of the milk which is distributed throughout the city
must be of the best Foul barns crowded with sickly
cows should be abolished and permission denied to
continue tho business. The beginning which has been
made toward improvement must be followed by ag
gressive action on the part of the authorities.
MRS. JOHN HAYS HAMMOND SS
PRESENTED TO KING EDWARD.
Sister of Mrs. Charles Hoylc of St. Louis Appears at .Court of St.
James for First Time Since England's Present Ktiler An-
ceuded the Throne Mrs. Hammond's Husband Was
Chief Enginer to Cecil Rhodes.
Ministers Attending the General
Asembly Preached From
2cw York Pulpits. .J
There is no danger to American Institutions In an
appreciative acceptance of the German Emperor's
proffered gift of a statue of Frederick the Great, and
in giving that statue a proper place In the national
capital. European friendliness to this country is
much more likely to mean the spread of republican
principles than the decay of those principles.
Colored Politician Tandy of St Louis says ho
"growed at least twenty Inches" when President
Roosevelt received him so cordially at the White
House. This may explain why Booker T. Washington
became such a big man right after lunching with
There are many questions now before the American
people which are of high Importance; but it is doubtful
If there Is any movement now going on In this country
which Is as deep-going or as likely to affect the future
bo permanently as the educational revival In the South
which has borne fruit In the Educational Conference re
cently reported In these columns. The South Itself Is Just
awakening to the magnitude of that movement, just be
ginning to realize what It signifies in the life of the sec
tion. Tho North has hardly as yat taken account of It.
although, so far as Northern men understand the situa
tion, they are quick to recognize Its Importance and equal
ly quick to sympathize with and aid It. It Is in no sense
a sectional movement; It Is In the deepest sense a national
movement; this Is one of the features which give It prime
Importance. Among all the forces which, since the war,
have tended to knit together the North and the South,
none In the long run Is likely to effect so much as the
combination of the two sections in purrult of these great
ends by what Doctor Bushnell called the expulsive power
of a great nffectlon, driving out all that divides and put
ting In Its place something that fundamentally unites.
American Methods In England.
London mark and White.
It is urged that. In spite of all the advertisement that
American coups receive, there is more English money in
vested In America than American In England. Supposing
that be the care, are we getting results from our Invest
ments comparable with those which the Americans have
to show? "What Is there to counterbalance their cool con
quest of our mntch trade, or this latest coup in the mat
ter of th- liners? What can wo show In the States to
counterbalance the erection hare of the enormous engi
neering works from which so much machinery Is being
turned out each day, to the detriment of our trade? It
may be argued that In very many Instances thest firms
are practically British, by reason of the fact that the
work 19 done In England by British workmen. But we
might aswell call one of our factories In India Hindoo,
because, "under the direction of Englishmen. Hindoos do
the laboring work. These works in England are directed
by Americans, are tha outcome of American capital and
enterprise, and the dividends earned go Into the pockets
of the capitalists of New York and elsewhere.
McKlnley's Way of Reaching Concluaioni.
Senator Ilanna In National Magazine.
His unvarying habit was, when advising with any one
In matters of state or serious Import, to flrst find out
what the other fellow thought. On this situation he al
ways seemed to build his premises, and he had a faculty
of getting It out of you somehow or other; sometimes he
would approve and sometimes he would pay nothing, but
he was always an earnest seeker after the truth and the
facts, seeming to entirely obllterato his personal preju
dices in his eagerness to arrive at a Just and equitable
The nomination of known lobylsts cannot be expected
to add to the strength of the Democratic party in Mis
souri, and If they Bhould be defeated at the polls next
November the party would be distinctly the gainer there
by. It Is unreasonable to suppose that the Democrats of
their districts cannot find men their equal In ability and
their superiors in reputation. It Is the height of folly
to deliberately Invite trouble.
L -T1 CJTiJii!lip wsrtag rBjSSC9nifpfi-Jt?xN B SJ
CHURCH IS FIRMLY FOUNDED.
Doctor Jobnson Says That the
Orthodoxy So Much Complained
Of Is Killing Heaven With
vns. .TOHX HATS ltAMMflXn.
A sister of Mrs. Charles Hoylc of No. 4133 Forest Tark boulevard, and who was presented
to King Edward last week.
Mrs. John Hays Hammond, a sister of
.Mrs. Charles Hoyle of Xo. 4IS5 Forcft Park
boulevard, last week was presented to King
Edward. Though well acquainted with the
Prince and Princess of Wales it was the
flrst time that she had met tbem. since the
King ascended the throne.
Mrs. Hammond has lived more than half
her life In Europe and England and Is well
acquainted with many persons of promi
nence. Her husband, as chief engineer in
the South African mines under Cecil
Rhodes, acquired a wide circle of friends.
Mr. Hammond flrst went to the South Afri
can mines at a silarv nf KO.000 a year as
chlff engineer for Barney Barnato, but
boon gave up his position to accept a simi
lar one under Cecil Rhodes at a much larger
salary. He is considered one of the best
posted engineers in th world.
Unlike manv who have mado their homes
In England. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond still
claim America aa their home, and Mrs.
Hammoi d about two years ago made a
short visit to 6t. Louis.
In the reign of Queen Victoria Mr. and
Mrs. Hammond often appeared at court.
Mrs. Hammond Is a remarkably handsome
woman and very popular In London society.
BEGINNING OF SUMMER
Forest Taxk Highlands, which opened
yesterday, entertained some 15.0CO persons.
Colonel Hopkins himself was present to ceo
that all went well. The "Loop the Loop
Railway" started In a little after 1 o'clock,
with the flrst empty car going over tho
track to test it. Then the builders of tha
FIlp-Flap went around, and Anally, in tho
third car, the paid admissions. The first
man to enter tho car was a young printer.
Frank Heltzman Is his name. His com
panion, W. H. IUester, was a little averso
to giving his name, but did so freely after
he had made the trip the second time.
Then come a car full of young men. Mat
J. Kredell. Eugene and Ferdinand Schwlnd
and Irving Caudle. All agreed that the sen
sation was delightful and that there was
nothing to be scared about. They described
their spin through the loop with the word
"Slzzl" and all was over. High collars
should not be worn by "Loop the Loopers,"
aa the head naturally goes down between
the shoulders when the car has reached
Its highest point and comes down again.
Jim Corbett drew an audience to the the
ater. His talk Is clever, consisting principal
ly of anecdote from his own life and ex
periences he had meeting people while he
was on his pugilistic tours. He is a pleasant
talker, ajid immediately catches an audi
ence by his agreeable stage manner, which
Is that of an ordinary drawing-room nar
rator. Quite attractive were Hajes and
Healy in their turn. "The Circus It'der and
the Ringmaster." Hajes Is a dwarf, who
represents the lady bareback rider
Signor Marino of Rossini's "Cujus Anl
mam" a a trombone solo. To-night's pro
gramme Is as follows-.
March The Buffaloes Hrsplmana
Overture Tannhaur "asnr
Bombordlno Solo Evenlnc Mar Yacner
I I.a Oran Via. Operetta Vaherdi
March Tannhauser Wa?-icr
Selrrtien Chimes eff Normandy Planquette
Polo by PIcnorl Talma. Marino ard fiirti
Intermezzo Caal!rla Itusticaca Mascapr.1
ltlsoletto. Act IV di
J'relude Ter.cr Sons.
Solos by Signorl Talma. Alala. Liberator and
Befcro George Tyler sailed for Europe on
Saturday ho had practically completed ar
rangements for his production of "The
Eternal City." in which Miss Viola Allen Is
to appear next season. This will be by Ions
odds the most elaborate production LItblcr
& Co. have yet atcrapted. E. J. Morgan Is
to appear as David Rossi, E. 31. Holland
as I'ope, and Frederick da Belleville as
Baron Bonelll, and the supporting enmpany
wlll be In thorough keeping with tho
strength of these principals. Eugene W.
Prcsbrey will stago the piece,
James O'Xelll, having put his foot down
firmly on any moro "Monto Crlsto" for
tomo time to come, has obtnlned a new
play for next season. As n matter of fact,
he has three plaja on hand, one by an
English author and the others by Ameri
cans. His choice has fallen on the work of
Miss Harriet Ford, who dramatized "A
Gentleman of France" for Kyrle Bellew.
Her play Is a Russian melodrama. So well
Impressed Is Mr. O'Neill with the manu
script now ready for him that he entfcu-
slnstlnnllv HpHnwi it tl h nn. nf fh. Snct
comic form. Polly Moran showed off her i Flays he has ever had.
band of pickaninnies, as well as her own
ability as a coon-song singer. Wills and Frank McNeary of Uhrlg's Cave 13 In New
Hassan's gymnastic act found favor, and 1 York making final arrangements for bring-
the Doherty Sisters, in handsome red 1 lng his company to the Cavo. The May
New York. May 13. The pulpits of tho
Presbyterian churches la Greater New York;
were, fpr the most part, tilled to-day with
preachers from other places, all of the
bpeakers being In attendance on the ses
blons of the General Assembly.
The Reverend Henry Van Dyke, D. D.,
the newly elected Moderator of the assem-
, bly, preached the a:mbly sermon at the
I Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. This
!s the largest Presbyterian church In tho
country, and Its capacity was taxed. Doc
tor Van Dke was Introduced by the Rev
erend J. Ross Steenson. D. D., the new
pastor of the church.
The Moderator's eermon was an appeal
to 1'ichbyterlanp to come from behind tnelr
denominational tarrlers and do battle for
God. "There Is good fighting." he said, "all
alons the line, on Fifth avenue, as well as
on tne lower East Side."
Three large gatherings were held during
the day. At one of these the report of
Sabbath observance presented to the as
sembly was discussed. The report had come
out flat-footed against Sunday golf, Sunday
excursions, Sunday traveling, ami nearly
eiery other form of activity on Sunday not
absolutely necessary. Tho committee criti
cized the entertainments given Prince Hen
ry of Prussia on the several Sundays during
his recent lslt to this country.
PrtNlij terinnfftlu In Uxtended.
The Revertnd Doctor Herrlck Johnson, of
Chicago, preaching In tne brick I'resbyte
lian (.T.urch to-day, gave an exposition of
Prcsbyterianism as understood by him. He
said in part:
"Wo heard from a Chicago platform, out
of the mouth of an evangelical clergyman
In good standing, that our orthodoxy stag
gers at nothing that will fill hell and u
always facins a graveyard looking at the
dead past. To vindicate the Presbyterian
belief from the aspersions cast upon it, read
tho text, "For God so loved the world that
he gave his only begotten Son that who
mever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.' There Is the
foundation of our theology.
"There Is nothing on earth, nothing in
hell, nothing In the whole universe, outside
our own hearts; that can prevent our being
saved. Thus, the Presbyterian orthodoxy
Is trying to fill heaven, while It Is repre
sented as trylns to All hell.
"But what of election? Nothing. I believe
In election. Suppose that 200 jnon are In
prison and announcement Is made that, all
have been pardoned, and the doors are
thrown open, and no man goes out. Then I
go to 1K of them, and with a kind of lovlmr
violence persuade them to leave prison.
That Is election, but do I keep the others
in? The way 13 open for them. Every man
can be free if he will."
Sixgrccstf a Gospel Trust.
Doctor Johnson concluded by expressing
' not end with a mere creedal statement, but
would excite Presbyterian men and women
to remember that there are hundreds ef
millions of living persons who have nevir
heard of Christ.
"In the Presbyterian Church," he said,
"there are many millionaires. Let them or
ganize a trust, not to put up the price o"
to control the commerce in anything, but
:i trust to disseminate in all corners of tho
globe the gospel of Christ."
gowns, gave a sprightly singing and dan
cing sketch. A specialty by Merritt and
Rosella concluded the bill.
Seymour's First Regiment Band pleased a
Howard Extravaganza Company Is due to
arrive In St. Louis May K.
The extravaganzas) to be given the flrst
week arc: "Carmen Up to Date" and
"Flfl Flambeau." The former Is said to In-
large crowd at the Cottage In Forest Park j elude a miniature bull fight. The latter
last night- A wcll-solcctcd programme was
given. Several ot the numbers were en
cored. The band has been engaged for the
season, and will play each evening from
7:30 to 10:30 o'clock.
Creatore and his faithful "Royal Ital
ians" put In a busy day at the Odeoii. It
takes a variety of attractions to satisfy a
city's craving for Sunday diversion. Not
withstanding the outside shows, the Odeon
was more than comfortably tilled both af
ternoon and evening. A feature of last
night's programme was the presentation, by
will Introduce the girls of the chorus.
There will be a change of bill every Monday
"John Carver," Henry William Block'3
political drama, is in active rehearsal at tho
Olympic every night by Guy LSndsley and
company. The play will be produced next
week for tho benefit of the Fresh Air Mis
sion. Delmar Garden opened yesterday. Two
band concerts w ere given. The opera season
will begin early In June.
Of Clyde, Mo., who graduates from the Missouri School for the Deaf at Fulton on June,
8. He Is captain of the only military company of deaf-mutes In the worll
I rM mL
Those X-Uny Plctnre.
First Doctor: "Capital photograph, isn't
Second Doctor: "Flatters the left lung- a
little, I think." Westminster Budget.
CANNOT FILL DELEGATE LIST.
Republicans of Jackson County
Are in a Sore Plight.
Kansas City, Mo.. May 13. Owing to th
action of State Chairman Thomas Aklns,
Republicans In Kansas City and Jackson
County are in a plight. They are even
having trouble getting men who will allow
their names to be voted on for delegates
to the forthcoming State and Judicial Con
entIons. The direct reason for this Is
that neither the City nor the County com
mittee Is taking more than slight Interest
In the entire atfair. because of Aklns's In
terference and attempt at shackling his op
ponents. Walter S. Dickey, chairman of the Countv
Committee, has practically been depose'd
by Aklns for the time being undoubtedly
because of his friendship for Kerens In the
struggles of last January In Washington.
Chairman R A. Love of tho City Commit
tee has been dealt with as severely, be
cause Aklns learned that Love was working
In harmony with Dickey, and the conse
quence Is that each ot these powerful fac
tors Is going about his own private af
fairs Instead of bending his energies to
make the next campaign a winner.
"We have, turned down the State call,"
said a member of the County Committee
yesterday, "as a rebuke to him. He or
dered us to hold our primaries under the
management of the Election Commissioners
We are on the most friendly terms with
Commissioners Lipscomb and Arnold, tho
Democratic Commissioners, and ordinarily
would be entirely willing to Intrust our
matters In their hands, .but merely because
Aklns sought to humiliate Love and Dickey
by depriving them of the right to act, we
have decided that we will strip Aklns of
his power and hold our primaries our own
way. Instead of holding them under the
auspices of the Election Commissioners, wo
will hold ward mass meetings, and name
our men that way."
"Would that be legal?" was asked.
"We don't care. That point was raised
In the committee meeting last night. One
of the members asked Chairman Dickey
what would happen If we should elect part
or all of the ticket. He asked If the nomi
nee might not be unseated because of Irreg
ularity. I forgot what Dickey answered,
but the whole crowd laughed, and Aklns
was practically thrown out of Jackson
For a week Everett Elliot, secretary of
the City Committee, has been begging Re
publicans to go as delegates to one or both
conventions. Needing sixty-eight names
for the city, he had succeeded In getting
less than twenty for his week's work. Ths
county will have eight adltlonaL
Graduates nt Mexico, Mo.
Mexico Mo.. May -Superintendent D.
A. McMillan of the Mexico Public Schools
has announced that the following will grad
uate from the Mexico High School this
?' Katherlne Mildred Varnon. Le
Claire Tucker, Bertha Steele Snldow. Nina
Mundy, Madge Kent, Eugenia Bverette
Jpnes, Mary Hardin Jackson. Bertha Helen
Agnes Margaret Donneiiv. Mmt Thompson
Cross, Frances B. Clark. Bennetts, Maud
Barkley, Sfnvael McCune Sharp. Ralph
Hedges Mason, St. Clair Patterson Em
mons, James Lakenan Edwotf s and Joha
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