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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. JULY 5, 1902.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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CIRCULATION DURING JUNE.
Charles TV. Knapp, General Manager of The St Louis
Republic, being duly s-Rorn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of the Dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of June, 1902, nil In regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
1 Sunday. 120,370
8 Sunday 120.630
14 .' 115,430
15 Sunday 121,2C'J
IS 115,26 J
?L Sunday 120,920
2V Sunday 121,810
Total for the month 3,491,370
Less rl copies spoiled in printing, left over
Net number distributed 3,407,052
Average daily distribution 113,568
And said Charles W. Knapp further says that the num
ber ot copies returned and reported unsold during the
month of June was 10.25 per cent
CHARLES IV. KNAPP.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of
V J. F. FARISH.
Notary Public, City of St Louis, Mo.
My term expires April 2G, 1M3.
I ho St Louis carrier forco of Tho Ropubtlo
cfcllvermorothan 54,000 copies every day. This
le nearly four times as many as any othor morn
ing newspapor dolivory In St Louis and more
then twice cs many as any morning or evening
WORLD'S J904 FAIR.
1 ANOTHER PROCLAMATION DUE.
President Roosevelt's Fourth of July proclamation
cf peace Jn the Philippines and amnesty to all Fili
pinos In rebellion, save the ravage Moro tribes, con
Btlmted a gratifying feature of the American national
holiday and was read with satisfaction by the Ameri
Some day, in the not remote future, there will be
another proclamation from an American President, if
we remain steadfast to the teachings of the founders
of our government, which will be Infinitely more
gratifying than that of the Fourth of July, 1002.
The announcement will then be made that the
United States Government refuses to hold the Philip
pines as a colonial dependency, governing the people
' of those islands against their consent and in violation
.of American principles, and that we shall assist in
the establishment of self-government and national'ln
dependence In the Philippines.
We cannot fail in the performance of this Ameri
can duty without confessing tha we no longer believe
the truths enunciated in the Declaration of Inde
pendence. All sincere Americans must hope for the early
dawn of that day when we assume the only consistent
American attitude toward the Philippines. As a free
and self-governing people, we aro in the greatest peril
"until we make up our minds to remnln loyal to our
, creed of freedom and the right of all peoples to self
government. This is the simple truth of the existing situation.
It cannot bo altered by any fact of greater material
profit in the holding of the Philippines as conquered
, EARNINGS OF AN INFANT INDUSTRY.
During the past six months the net earnings of the
Btoel Trust reached the gigantic total of $04,407,153, a
showing of profits which is announced by the cor
Tjoration Itself as being the largest In Its history.
f This tremendous combination, having a monopoly
of tho American steel industry, capitalized for some
thing like $1,000,000,000, declaring annual dividends
and payments of Interest amounting to nearly $123,
000,000, selling its products In all the markets of the
"world In competition with European steel plants, is
ine of the "Infant industries' for whose maintenance
the American people are still required to pay a
colossal tax in the shape of tariff duties.
Tho Dingley high tariff Is maintained at the in
sistence of the trust organizations of which the Steel
.Trust Is so representative a specimen. These great
.combines claim that their businesses would be ruined
by European competition' were It not for a restrictive
tariff. Yet all of them are underselling European
competitors in European markets. The American con
sumer, however, Is paying tho high prices made pos
sible by a tariff which Is a direct tax upon the Ameri
can people. He is paying more for American-made
goods than Is paid by the European consumer for the
- The gigantic earnings of tie Steel Trust are tafcin
ifrom the American people In tho form of this tariff
tribute, little wonder that the Steel Trust and all
tother trusts aro such ardent champions of the Re
.publican party, which has created and f ottered their
'respective monopolies. Little wonder that they con
tribute millions to Republican campaign .slush-funds
and exert all their Influence to compel their thou
sands of employes to -rote the Republican ticket. Tho
continuance of the Republican party in control of this
Government means millions and million? of dollars
to the trusts and these millions are paid by the
American people without gaining the slightest benefit
In return. The lesson of the enormous earnings of
the Steel Trust "infant industry" should not be lost
upon the taxpaying public.
SENATOR VEST'S CLEAR VISION.
All Missourians will rejoice to hear that there Is
no truth In the recently published story of Senator
Vest's blindness; and that lie Is enjoying Improved
health and a better eyesight than for some years
There is assuredly no doubting the fact that the
Senator's political vision is as keen as ever. When
a member of The Republic's Washington stnff called
at hl? residence the great debater took occasion to
discuss the existing situation, and his comments were
full of the wisdom which comes from long experience
and a clear perception of the significance of current
Especially did Senator Vest emphasize a very defi
nite truth when he called public attention to the rec
ord of unfailing obedience to the trusts which lias
been established by the Fifty-seventh Congress. The
Republican majority In that body has not dared even
once to go contrary to the wishes of the trusts. It
has displayed the servility of genuine bondage, the
bondage of a party that has been bought body and
soul by an evil master. The record of the Congres
sional session now Just ended is a record of unbroken
service to the trusts at the sacrifice of tin people's in
This truth is very plain to the American people at
last, and it will be kept in full view until the jieopie
have had a settlement with the Republican party.
The dominant Issue of the campaigns of 1002 and 1001
will be that of a revision of the trust-fostering high
tariff and a restriction of the malign power of the
trusts. The two go together logically. The fight on
this Issue will be a fight of the people for relief from
an oppressive tax burden and from the further burden
of monopoly created by the high tariff whose unjust
and exorbitant duties create the tax burden. The
Democracy of the nation will lead in tills light, and
Republicanism, placed on the defensive, must abide by
the Republican record of slave-service to the monopoly
trusts. This record calls for the removal of the Re
publican party from control In the Government, in
order that the American people, and not the trusts,
shall 1m? the controlling influence In American affairs.
KERENS AND DYER.
Attempts of the Republican organs to make it ap
pear that National Committeeman Kerens will not be
nominated for United States Senator by the minority
members of the General Assembly are ridiculous In
their mock sincerity.
A month before the State Convention met, a con
ference was held in the offices of the Missouri racific
Railroad. Colonel William H. Phelps, chief lobbyist
of the State, was in attendance, as were Colonel
Kerens and a number of his followers. A represent
ative of State Chairman Akins, against whom
Kerens had been waging a bitter factional flght, was
After much palavering, an "agreement" was duly
made, shorthand notes of the proceedings being taken.
The terms of the "agreement" were published in the
party organs. Colonel Kerens promised to withdraw
his opposition to the re-election of Chairman Akins.
The next day, E. A. Rdzier, the Kerens candidate,
withdrew from the race.
In consideration of this withdrawal, It was agreed
that the State Convention should take no action upon
the United States Senatorsbip, but that the Republican
members of the General Assembly should be left free
to nominate Kerens. A part of the plan was the
fostering of the Allied Third Party in doubtful coun
ties. So far, this "agreement" has been carried out to
the letter. Colonel Phelps has loaned his influence
to the consummation of the plan.
Now the party newspapers are attempting to spring
Colonel D. P. Dyer as a possible candidate for the
Senatorsbip. Carefully worded interviews have been
published to show his willingness to accept the nomi
nation, an honor which any of the 300,000 Republic
ans In the State would be glad to accept, owing to the
Influence which could be wielded in the distribution
of Federal patronage.
An an evidence of- the Intention to "boom" Colonel
Dyer It is pointed out that he has received indorse
ments in Shelby and Pike connties, the Republican
nominees for the Legislature in those bailiwicks being
Instructed to vote for him If they are elected.
"If they are elected." As showing Just how much
there Is in these indorsements, the vote for legislative
nominees In the last election Is instructive. In Shelby
County the Democratic nominee received 20S votes
and the Republican nominee 1,1 OS, less than one-half
as many votes. In Pike Connty, the Democratic
nominee received 3,700 votes and his Republican op
ponent 2,540, a majority In favor of the Democrat of
What do Republican indorsements In these coun
ties amount to? If Colonel Dyer expects any strength
from these counties, he will be a far less shrewd poli
tician than he Is supposed to be.
Colonel Kerens is maintaining headquarters In this
city to push his Senatorial candidacy. Thougn,the
Republican organs are wisely silent regarding this
feature of Republican politics, the National Commit
teeman Is working hard and securing the nomination
of his friends In Republican and "close" counties, no
Is not wasting any time or labor on Democratic
If the Republicans had Intended to secure the
nomination for the United States Senate of a man
whose characteristics are contrasted with those of
Colonel Kerens, they could easily have done so In the
Jefferson City convention. Chairman Akins con
trolled nearly 700 of the 1,040 delegates. That no ac
tion was taken was in accordance with the "agree
ment" made In the Missouri Pacific offices. The lob
by will name the Republican nominee for the Senate,
and he will be R. C. Kerens.
IN ONE GENERATION.
A few paragraphs in The Republic yesterday gave
a summary of the Important events on the Fourth of
July twenty-five years ago. Short as it was, the re
sume was Instructive as showing the changes which
have taken place In this city during the short quarter
of a century.
Celebrations were held in many of the parks. The
chief one was in LIndell Park, which was near Glas
gow and St. Louis avenues. It has since been cut up
Into city blocks. Here the veterans of the Mexican
War gathered to celebrate. Few indeed are the sur
vivors of that struggle who could attend such a re
union to-day. Another park over which many changes
have left their mark is Missouri Park, now occupied
by the Exposition and Music HalL but which will be
restored to its original uses after the World's Fair.
The list of parade officials arouses the keenest
remembrances. Doctor J. H. McLean, then at the
zenith of his prosperity, was grand marshal. Among
his assistants were Leigh O. Knapp, P. S. O'Reilly, C.
B. Brady, J. K. Bell, W. X. Edwards, a F. Shultz,
James Hardy, Philip Dougherty, John R. Matthews,
Bobert Buchanan, A. W. Straub and Thomas Mc
Carthy. Of these some are dead. All have been
known as prominent citizens.
Recalling the days of Custer and his massacre was
a-large party of young men who masqueraded as "Sit
ting Bull and His Indian Wnrriora." The disappear
ance of the "wild" West has wiped from close as
sociation the possibility of another Sitting Bull out
break. It was at this time that the Post-Offlce Department
made a big departure by announcing that wagons
would be utilized in delivering letters. Next year It
Is expected that a pneumatic tube service will be In
augurated. The carrier service Inside the city at the
present time would have been regarded as little less
than impossible twenty-live years ago.
Within the past few weeks, one of tho great finan
cial struggles of the Middle West occurred after the
purchase of the St. Louis and Colorado road by the
Rock Island. In 1S77. plans were formulated for
changing the Colorado line from a narrow to a broad
It Is well to recall these comparatively recent de
velopments in the history of St. Louis. There have
been many changes in the past quarter century. The
young as well as the old profit by the appreciation of
the Improvements which have been made.
Under the leadership of Colonel Dick Kerens and
Colonel Bill rhclps, united by a lobby alliance per
fected in the latter's railroad headquarters, the Re
publican campaign in Missouri will not appeal to the
voters of tills Slate with especial magnetism. Popular
distrust of such an alliance, founded on good and suf
ficient reasons, will. Instead, disastrously weaken the
Republican cause and tend to even a more overwhelm
ing Republican defeat than might otherwise have been
Fcored. From a party that asks their suffrages on
tiie plea of the desirability of Colonel Dick Kerens
and Colonel Rill Phelps as the bosses of the Republic
an party In control of State affairs In the event of
victory at the polls, the voters of Missouri will more
than ever stand steadfast la support of Missouri
Having celebrated the Fourth of July with the
proper patriotic spirit It is uow in order for thought
ful and loyal Americans to perform the duties of
American citizenship in a manner congenial to that
spirit. There Is much of menace to Americans iu
existing American conditions. The unamerican creed
of Trnstlsm and Imperialism, which demands the
sacrifice of popular rights and the denial of the truth
of the basic principles of free government, must be
condemned by the American people at the polls. The
8 tamp of popular condemnation must be placed on
the party which has surrendered itself to trustism and
imperialism. Align yourself against this party. Get
In position to perform your full duty as an American
This year we have heard in the sermons, addresses
and orations of commencement time less than usual
about the great literary and art masterpieces of the
past. Even professional scholars are feeling a shame
facedness about the extravagant worship of the past
which used to be a matter of course around colleges.
There Is certainly, In history, for example, more and
better work being done than ever before. As cer
tainly, there is more and better work In music. Also,
perhaps. In fiction, even though the best Is not the
most widely read. The literary and art glory of the
present cannot be Ignored.
New York's trouble over soft-coal smoke began to
subside when the courts and officials definitely de
cided that no man has a right to burn coal so as to
create a nuisance. Then the simple devices for con
suming 6moke came into play and the annoyance
diminished. Excessive-smoke can always be stopped
when officials strictly enforce the law.
Missourians can afford to smile at the spectacle of
a Republican movement to "redeem" Missouri headed
by spoilsmen and lobbyists. The smile is Justified by
the fact that the movement Is Impotent, owing to Mis
souri's wise alleginnce to Democratic teaching and
'' i ;
RECENT COMMENT. "
EUward Everett Idle in the Outlook.
It Is now the fashUn of the younger race of historical
students to make fun of Mr. Bancroft, as If he did not rise
to their heights or rink to their depths, nnd a? If he did not
handle with care the original authorities. For this ridicule
or contempt there Is really no foundation, but that he does
not like to be dull, as name men do; and undoubtedly he
worked a good deal over the style of his writing. He told
me once that when he had been digging among old manu
scripts or public documents he never permitted himself to
write until ho had read a chapter or two of Gibson's "De
cline and Fait" Now. you may be sure that Doctor
Sparks never took any such trouble as that, nor Richard
Hlldreth. No! nor dear Doctor Pairrey. Prescott did. and
Mo tie, and Irving, and who will may observe the differ
ence. For one. I am much obliged to anybody who tries to
make it eary for me to read. According to me, you might
as well write with white Ink on white paper as write
anything In a language so dull that nobody wants to read
This Is true, that Bancroft was an American from the
end of the whitest hair on his head down to the end of
the toe of his winter arctics. He believed that "tho core
for the evils cf democracy Is more democracy." He be
lieved In the government of the people for the people. It
was very hard) therefore, in any special case, to persuade
him that the people Intentionally did wrong. But he could
give way to the evidence. And no grandson of a Revolu
tionary officer could cajole him or frighten him Into saying
that the grandfather did right on some occasion when
Bancroft thought be did wrong.
MADAME CARRENO, THE P.ANIST,
MARRIES HER FIFTH HUSBAND.
Tne President Says "Coodr and "Dnllyf
"And here. Mr. President." said the clerk of the Senate,
"is the naval bill."
"Good good!" exclaimed the President. "It we are going
to have colonies we must have a navy, and a good one.
The young Congressman from Chicago stepped forward,
slowly, lazily, a usual, but always getting there.
"Is It alt right. FossT'
"Tcs. lfo all right. We get Just what we wanted. The
bill Is almost identical with the one reported from my com
"We get the battleships nnd the cruisers, one- battle
ship to be built at New York Navy Tard and the Naval
Training Station on the great lakes"
"Bully! If we are going to have a navy we must have
seamen. Pll '.gn. Congratulations, Foss!"
And a mordent later the Chicago Congressman walked
away with the pen In his vest pocket.
A Ron for Faith's Sake.
The late Sol Smith Russell had three young nieces living
In the West, of whom he was.very fond. On one occasion,
so the story gees, he took the youngest of them for a walk
and bought her some candy on the agreement that It was
not to be eaten until they reached her home. They started.
but before they bad gone far. the little girl proposd, "It"s
wunr Her uncle declined, and there was long pleading, all
to no purpose. Finally, the little girl stopped, knelt down
on the pavemeat, and offered up the petition: "Dod, please
make Uncle Sol win." "It was simply a question of my
losing my dignity, or her losing her faith In God." said
Mr. Russell In reiaUng the incident, "so we ran as fast as
we could for home."
A Woman oa Talking; "Women.
Jase Salts la Tonne's Marxxlac.
The talking woman Is a danger to herself and those with
whom she associates. She always talks too much or at the
wrong time. The talking woman Is an unthinking woman.
A woman who thinks learns the value ot words and the
dignity of silence at the right time.
Many family troubles are based on women's talk. They
Intrude their opinions, their decisions and advice with such
ardent emphasis that they cannot fall to impress and in
fluence, whether they are of good or evil intent, or
innocently malicious. Silence, to rome women, is a great
The famous planlste. who has Just taken her fifth husband.
Berlin. July 4. lime. Carrtno. the dis
tinguished planlrt of America, was wedded
here on TuesJay last to her fifth husband.
Arturo Tagllapletra. of New York, who Is
a brother of her second husband. Her
third was the pianist. M. d' Albert, whom
she married In the United States seven or
eight years ago.
Teresa Carrcno. whom many consider
the greatest woman pianist of the day, was
born at Cararas. Venezuela, December
1E2. Her father was Minister of Finance?
and early sought to develop the musical
gifts of ht daughter. She received In
struction from Morltz Gottschalk. and was
sent to Paris, whero she studied under
Returning to America, she appeared on
the concert platfcm successfully In many
of the larger cities. She became tho wife
of Sauret. tho violinist, but the marriage
was a failure, and they were divorced. Her
second husband was tho barytone. Taglla
pletra. After some time spent in London rhe
captivated the muical world at Lelpslc. in
ISM. and wast appointed court pianist of
Saxony. Again fr?e from the matrimonial
bonds, she married Eugene d'AIbert. Lut
this union of the two great pianists was
ended five year ago. She has lived subse
quently in Berlin.
It was of a prforrcanco of lime. Car
reno at a concert luat a German critic re
narked: "She did not play as well as when
-Ji?3 for Jne atn tlme ho second
pSbS-M-thIrJ hU3ban1 " the ourtt
KEMPER HAS REINS
IN JACKSON COUNTY
Democrats Under a New Leader,
Who Has Brought Fac
LOOK TO ST. JOE CONVENTION.
rhelps- Walsh -Reed Combination
Will Be Opposed by Strong Or
ganization Something of
Kansas City. Mo.. July . It Is safe to
assume that nothing can happen between
now and July to change the political sit
uation In Jackson County, and that the
status quo will be maintained until the St.
Joseph Contention. Tho contest, which
ended at Independence last Saturday. was.
in many respects, unique. A political align
ment, with Mayor Reed and Frank P.
"Walsh In the same faction, was a sight to
make many an old Democrat rub his eyes
and readjust his glasses for another look
before he could believe that these old-time
enemies could act in harmony upon any
True. Walsh had supported need's can
didacy for Mayor at the spring election,
but it was generally understood that his
advocacy of Reed's election was for the
double purpose ot "squaring" himself with
the party for his break In the Cardwcll
case, and to get even with the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company whose employ
he had Just left for some grievance
against that company.
And. too. everybody acquainted with
cither man knew that they hated each
other, personally and politically, with an In
tensity which would forever preclude the
possibility of amicable relations or friendly
feeling between them. For years they had
worked overtime In abusing each other, and
the entire vocabuliry of uncomplimenrjry
epithets had been msny times exhausted by
each in allusion to the other.
But It turned cut that they had gotten
together, and the convention at Independ
ence furnished the occasion for the revela
tion of what the wise ones had known
since the city campaign. Fire and water
had mixed, but whether the fire was ex
tinguished or the water lost In vapor, or
whether both of thtse natural results fol
lowed the near future will make plain.
Ern Turned on Kemper.
A new man is to the fore in Jackson
County politics. William T. Kemper. Is a
member of the Board or Police Commis
sioners of Kansas City, by appointment of
Governor Dockery. Of courre he stood for
the State administration, but he was a
new man young In vears and without poli
tical training. He was to be "tried out."
as the horsemen express It. and by the
test which, most men recognize success
he fci "fit."
Known as a successful business man. a.
game fighter, possessed of a comfortable
fortune, and standing high as a citizen and
Democrat, he astonished his partisans by
an exhibition of qualities of leadership with
which even their partiality had not Invested
him. His ward the Tenth was the battle
ground of the primaries, and his victory
Kemper's triumph in the Tenth Ward
foretold the result in the convention of last
Saturday. Joe Shannon and Tom Crlltten
den. Jr.. were his chief lieutenants and ad
visers, and with them were James Black.
George M. Shelley. Judge G. L. Chrisman
and City Treasurer James CowgM. Xo
man ever had a stronger cabinet than has
Kemper, and he Is a good listener. These
men are the administration leaders In Kan
sas City, and so they will line up at the
St. Joseph convention. Against them will
rtand the Phelps-Walsh-Reed combination
the combination that will attempt to
make Reed Governor in 1S0L
1VaIah 1Vn Once Sidetracked.
The Kemper-Shannon-Crittenden forcej
had complete control of the County Con
vention last Saturday, and could have
elected anybody whom they chose chair
man. In tho interest of the county ticket,
however, and to furnish Walsh an easy
exlt. without resorting to an ax or bludgetf.i.
he was made chairman by KemFer vote.
Walsh's friends, supposed that be wouli
know too much to get back In front of ths
train again, but if hU numerous Inter
views in Republican organs are to be cred
ited, he is still a candidate for State Com
mitteeman, regardless of the fact that ev
erybody else knows that he Is nlready cer
tainly and overwhelmingly defeated.
Mayor Reed's friends are greatly p!eared
that Ray County adopted him and made
him a delegate. It gives Jackson County
another vote in the convection, and. be
sides, the regret Is both deep and general
among Democrats here that there was no
room to put him on the Jackson County
Bill Phelp Walsh's closest friend and
chief adviser has been elected from Jas
per County on an antl-corporatlon, antt-
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
THE WORLD IS TOO MU.Cn WITH US.
Tie flrst ronztl to be printM In th' ris Is nttlntfy frcra tVardnorth. whs fxce'Jd In that
peclw cf coraroMtlon. Tfce mnw. which rau.t eoasl.t of foorwn lin. got lti flm sdtqtuta
exrrrsrfon from the Italian Ftrirek. whe ioantt to his J-lovt ".aura are wH taawn to all
rtudnu of literature. Prcten.. rrfrrred to la the poem. m a fairffd ired la the aertiee of
J.ptoe. and aecorJIg to f ib. could aareaie anr t he wished. Trlten was the Ibll
trumpffrof JCfinne. "
wifWJ'iw ijegggaaw I m m 11 1 i i n him ji
"Ira n 1 T.rm i Jf
IE World Is too much with us; late and soon.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Uttte we see In nature that Is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a rordld boon!
This sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours.
And are up-gathered new like sleeping Cowers;
For this, fcr everything, we ore out of tune;
It moves us not Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled In a creed outworn.
So might I. standing on this pleasant lea.
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea.
Or hear old Tritcn blow his wreath-ed horn!
& rJ TJi.s&Zs
W "- Bfr- 'flafyTyTp'Vrifi r M
fj wiQlKaLn!m!ASKSSBEfilSOkrmiX 8
lobby platform, and thus the Phelps-Wabh-Itecd
antl-cverythlng comblnat.on will b-j
In line worklmr order by the time It reachej
Crittrnilrn on the Clinirmnnahlp.
T. T. Crittenden. Jr.. who took up tea
fii-ht against Walsh In behalf of the State,
administration last fall, has rfven a good
account of himself, and Is to-day recog
nised as one of the ablest youns leaders
in the State. Crittenden is a splendid or
ganizer, a courageous lighter arJ Is one.
of the coote't aDd most conservative coun
selors am- n the younger Democrats la
th- Stat RaL-e of Ms possession of
thc- qualities and his thorough acqualnt-an.-c
with beta city and country politics.
Ills njin- has b-vzi favorably mentioned la
connect on wah the chairmanhlp of the
State Commute.-. He declares that he is
In no -i-ine a candidate for that position.
as the chairmanship should not be sought,
and that the chairman should b selected.
by the party at large. This U and wilt bo
his position on the chairmanship and he.
ttamls ready t support any man whom
the party may "elect.
Cnmlliiar or Judge Gatrs-
J ickron County will ask tts: SpringfleW
Cnnent!on to nominate Judqe Kdward P.
Gates lor th? Supreme beruh. Kansas City
U the second city In Misouri and has had
no repres-ntatUe upon th Supreme Court
'bnch slcie Judge Black. Judge Gates is
a isnjer arw Jurist of rare ability and
learning, and Jackson County will take
prid In rresrntlns his name to the con
vention. Ills election would greatly
strengthen the Supreme Court, for ho
would bring to the discharge of the sacred.
duties of his high offlce unsullied honor,
the strength of young and vigorous man
hood. plendid erudition and untiring ln
dustry.together with a. thorough knowledga
of the law. Every Democrat In Jackson
County wants him nominated, and It is not
too much to say that they expect it.
Jackson County Democrats are pleased
at the stand The Republic has taken
against lobbyists and disturbers In tha
party ranks. The State should be purged
f one and the Democratic party of the
Mh.r ttkI Th licnuhllc is voicing tho
1 sentiments of the people in its relentless
I warfaru upon these pestiferous vermin.
MORE HUMILIATION FOR MILES.
Suggested by General.
Washington, July i-Secretary Root has
disapproved Genera! Mlles's designation oS
Captain R. C. Van Viler, Tenth Infantry,
aa inspector of small arms practice on his
staff. The Incident is of a character to
make the estrangement between the head
of the War Departmtnt and the General
commanding mare pronounced, if possible,
Secretary Root gave as a. reason for hla
disapproval article Hi of the army regula
tion!", which provides that department
starts shall be limited to the men already
on duty In the deportment. Captain Von
Vliet Is now In the Philippines. General
Miles holds that the article does not apply
to him. as he la not a department com
mander Brigadier General Jesse Lee. then a. lieu
tenant Colonel, was appointed Inspector oC
small arms practice on General Mlles's
staff some time ago. and. while the Secre
tary of War rather wanted to disapprova
the act. such action was not taken. Rela
tions between Mr. Root and General Mile
were more cordial then than now.
FASHION IDEA FROM FRANCE.
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A Shlrt-Walst Suit of Mack Panne Foulard.
For morning wear tha aart-wanit suit
reigns supreme. The picture shows a
black panne foulard, with a white pin
head dot. trimmed with bl-.cfc. bands of
taffeta stitched with white. The hat to
the Snn Toy sailor, with the newest effect
In flower and bow ribbon.
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Regular Saturday sale takes place every
Saturday morning at 1023 o'clock at their
salesrooms. lSCS-lo-12 Chouteau avenue. Im
mense quantities of furniture, carpets,
stoves and other miscellaneous articles ara
sold at very nominal figures.
Monnt Vernon's Bier Celebration.
Mount Vernon. UL. July -C The Fourth
was observed here with patriotic speeches
at the Fair Grounds y H. Martin WlllUras,
formerly of St. Louis; the Reverend Mn
Malone- of East St- Louis, the Reverend N.
E. Fannon of this county and others. Tho
Revert nd Mr. Langley of Mount Vernon,
read the Declaration of Independence. la
the afternoon there were- two or three
hot!? races, a baseball game and other
athletic event There was a band concert
and fireworks at night.
Fire Thounand at I'ertle Springs.
AVarrensburg. Mo.. July 4. Five thousand!
rMnlp celebrated the Fourth at PertlO
Springs to-day. A game of baseball be-
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from Company E. Third Regiment, was
won by the former by a score of 2 to L
Iloat Race at Ueardstovrn.
Benrdstown. Ill- July . An exciting;
steamboat race between the steamer G. M.
Sibley of Peoria and the steamer Illinois.
boat, was one of the features of the day.
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the Sibley by about seventy-flve yards.
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TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
Frem The Itepabllc July S. 1V7T.
The residence of E- C Simmons, on
the north side ot Olive street near
Lefflngwell avenue, costing $150,000.
was completed and was pronounced
to be the handsomest home In the
A meeting of the St. Louis Bar As
sociation was held to take action
with regard to several members who
were Involved In the Columbia Life
Tho abolition of tolls upon the
turnpikes running into East St- Louis
was agitated at a public meeting.
A victory by the St. Louis "Browns
over the Chicago "White Sox" base
ball team was celebrated.
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