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Rins or St. I-iOiiIs Is at the left
In the center. The
ALLOWED TO STAND
British Imperial Government De
clares There Is 2so Precedent
SO NOTIFIES LORD MILNER.
Joseph Chamberlain Advises Colo
nists to Forget Their Contro
versies and Try to Up
hold the Empire.
Cape Town. July 5. Lord Mllncr. the
British High Commissioner In South Africa,
has received the dispatch announcing that
the' Imperial Government decided against
the proposal to suspend the Constitution of
The Imperial Government 1ms notified the
Acting 1'remier that the Colonial Parlia
ment should be assembled as t-peedlly as
London. July 3 The replv of the Colonial
Pecre-tary Joseph Chamberlain, to the Peti
tion for the suspension of the Constitution
of Cape Colony was published In a parlia
mentary pirer this evening.
It says there is no precedent for the sus
pension of the Constitution of a rerponslbly
governed colony. The supenrion can be ef
fected only by an act of the Imperial Parlia
ment and the Government.
Such a step Is not calied for unless It is
proven that the Constitution is a positive
conger to the coIony"s peace, or that a
preat majority of the whites desire that
the authority be completely transferred to
the Imperial Government. Such a deslro
tould only be constitutionally expressed by
a resolution of the Cape Colony.
It may be necessary to pass an act of
Imdemnitv and it may also perhaps be
needful to confer especial powers on the
Cape Government for carrying out the paci
fication of the colony and the malntalnence
if British interests.
The Government is saUsSed that the Cape
Parliament will lake the necessary steps
o provide for the security of the colony
nnd to discourage the racial and political
controversy, which is interfering with its
jirosperlty. and which can serve no good
purpose among members of the community
having cummon interests in the peace and
prosperity of South Africa.
o ROY SHOT IN Ml NY T
LSW V.I1W w..... .
4 Rochester N Y., July 5. The State v
Industrial School was the ecene last
night of a mutiny. In the course of
-which one boy was shot and three es-
The wounded boy is Joseph Clever,
O aged 19, of this city. He probably
O will recover.
The riot was started while the of-
V fleers and many visitors were watch-
O irg a display of fireworks.
TO LEAVE FAMILY HIS MONEY.
Kentucky Farmer Drove Knife in
Breast With Hammer.
Mount Sterling, Ky . July t J. S. Fas
Ett, a prominent fanner and shorthorn cat
tie breeder, attempted suicide this morning
and is not expected to live.
He took three grains of morphine and.
procuring a dirk and a hammer, went to an
orchard on nts place ana, placing the knife
egalnst his breast, drove it Into his body
with the hammer.
When he waB found he gave as a reason
for his attempted suicide that he was grow
ing old and his children needed his money,
eo he thought It best to put himself out of
SWALLOWED HIS FALSE TEETH.
Kansas Man in Agony and May
Leavenworth. Kas.. July E-J. C Huston
cf this city swallowed his lower set of
falsa teeth this morning while eating pie.
The teeth broke as he swallowed them.
Huston Is in a critical condition. A half
doxtn physicians are working with him,
but they fear his life cannot be saved. The
man Is in extreme agony and is kept under
the influence of anaesthetics while the doc
tors work on him.
UNCLE SAM FORBIDS FIGHT.
Won't Allow Soldiers to Engage in
Guthrie. Ok July iL The w-r n..t.
ment stopped the boxlnc contests at Law- I
ton. scheduled for this week, by forbidding !
nnr soldier to engage In a fight where a I
orize is offered.
KM Waite. a. member of the regular
cavalry stationed at Fort. Sill, waa to have I
fought with Tommy Dixon of New York. J
Waite was detalltd for special duty by the
commander of the fort to report -personally 1
every hour, and thus was compelled to obey
the department's orders.
IN THE TEDIOUS ROUTINE OF CAMP LIFE.
RECEPTION IX "QUALITY STuEnT," Olt OFFICERS' ROW.
of the picture. Captain Latin ne Bns.we1 n
girls, friends of the officers, came to camp
THE SUN RISES THIS HORNING AT
,33 AND SETTS THIS nVENING AT TS.
THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT
For St. Lotlis nnd Vicinity Unset
tled, but iirobabl fair.
For 3IisourI Fulr In east, shosrera.
In Treat Sunday. Monday fair, except
shOTTcrs nnd cooler tn east.
For Illinois Fair tn itoutb, shower
In north Sunday. Mondny xhovtcrs and
For Arlccn:u-T-'alr nnd warm Sun
day. Mont.- ijnfri und cooler.
For Eaat CTcsai Fair nnd -rrnrm Snn
dnj. Monday fair, except hoTier
and cooler In north.
1. James Stewart Succumbs to rieurisy at
Rootevelt Hopes to Win Missouri.
British Prepare to Leave.
2. Million Dollars' Worth of Presents.
Reign of Terror Follows Election.
King of Siam May Come to St. Louis.
4. Lord. Golschen Defends Corn Tax.
Paris to Have Lightest Bridge in the
6. High Board Fence Along Catlin Tract.
Slum-Dwellers of London at Dinner.
7. Tht Theatrical Panorama.
Society Recovering From Cruel Blow.
8. Rock Islands Big Purchase of Land.
9. French Fete to Commemorate the Fall
of the Basilic.
Final Terminal Settlement Near.
East Side News.
10. New West Point Is Now Proposed.
Student at Hanard Invents Motor Car.
11. Prize Winners in The Sunday Republic
Puzzle Picture Contest.
Famcus Woman Spv'o Home.
12. Plans to fioom Fair In Europe.
New Gambling Squad's Work.
13. River News.
Statement cf Associated Banks.
14. Greek Church Rules Czar?
Valuable New Apes Arrive.
Weighs S75 Pounds at 18.
1. Society Belle Accused of Arson.
First CUil War Opera.
2. Society Exodus Follows Fourth.
Notes From the Retorts.
3. Skyscrapers to Go Round the World.
s Clark to Purchas jr.,0O) Gem.
4. Notes About Society in Neighboring
5. Bright St. Louis Woman Who Seeks
Republic "Want" and Real Estate Ad
vertlsements. Pages 6 to 10.
11. News of the Fraternal Societies.
12. London Dazzled by Oriental Splendor.
Appointment of Clarkson Explained.
French Chamber Adjourns This Week.
1. Motorman's Child Crushfd Under Car.
China Appeals to America for Aid.
Large Incicase in State School Fund.
Soldiers Settling Down to Routine.
2. The Repub'.ic Form Chart.
Racing at Delmar Park.
3. Baseball Games.
4. Prevention of Championship Bout Dis-
appointmtnt to Fighters.
Schorr Prepares to Campaign Big String.
E. Batting Averages of the Two Big
Local Rowing Season Opened.
Author of "Dixie" Is Growing Feeble.
Some Sea Sports for the Stage Folks.
6. Sitting in Boats They Dig Potato;.
8. Great Peach Crop in the Ozarks.
Paris Will Have no More Public Execu
tion! MINISTER TO PERSIA RIDES
1,000 MILES ON HORSEBACK.
Accompanied by Mrs. Grl.cora, He
Stndle Problem of Building; I
Cp American Trade.
London, July E. Private advices from Te
heran, Persia, under date of June M. an
nounce the return of Lloyd Griscom, the
United States Minister to Persia, and Mrs.
Grlscom from a, 1.00) mile ride on horseback
through Central and West Central Per
sia The trip was undertaken to secure in
formation with the view of building up
American commerce in Persia. The great
Persia, -trad routes, the Karun River ahd
the old highway from Teheran to Bagdad,
were closely InvesUgated. '
- By a Rept:"
:- rt --aihT.
thi pmuai! in front .ii.. t .ij tarn W.-lwter
fnm St. Le His fi r a ivit.
CRUSHED UNDER OAR
Xiiic-Yenr-OId Walter Fry Sus
tained Injuries Wlijeh May
Cause His Death.
HE WAS DRAGGED FIFTY FEET.
Three Lad? of His Own Age, Who
Lived a Few Doers From Ilim,
Met Tragic Dpath Two
Walter Emory rry. 3 years H. of No
IT-.") Papin s-tivet. uhcae father Is a mmir
man in the employ of the St. LiuLs Trans't
Company, was n:n down by a Ch' uteau
a-enue cur etrJay mornlna at Ohio ami
Chouteau n-ccucs. lite left arm was al
most torn from :t3 rocket and he received
cnt t.i1 bruises r.lnut tho head nnd body,
from which it is feared he cannot recover.
He whs taken t. the City !! spital. wh-rc
an operation ws prrforrr5 upon him be
fore his KTi'e tilt.ken moth.T airlved to
enter a piotrst.
The acciiVr-t .-ttjt'ls the -irowninje of four
toys two weeks aci to-day at T--n Gien
durii.g the St. t.ii'Is Tumors" rutins. Three
if the four boys In this traged IKei v.lth-
WALTER EMORT FRY.
Motorman's ?-:i. who was run down and
maiijl U by a street cur.
In a few floors of the Fry boj and were
playmates of Ms own age. Tbry were Ed
lie Fijiin and ltr Larkln of Ka 1712 Pa
pin fctreet and Robert Rcden of No. 17IS.
Acccidinc to the torIe3 UJu by wltnesres.
the Fry lioy bad aihtei! fr in a urn
boun car and wm crosslnz the street when
the car approaihlng frura th. tpp.-s-it di
rection .-truck him, Uragln him about fifty
fret before the motarxnn .u able to appiv
bis brakes. Vtr.cn the car was Mially
brought td a ftand.-tlli it hud to tie hacked
up sttral feet before the O'xly odd bt
taken from beneath the trucks. Anisn; the
witnesses were Mis Berd.i ,?rmit. a c.'ezk
In the Post Ofllce. living nt No. Ill ?outh
Compton avenue, and K. L. Mcttiiiws of
No. SXl Chouteau avenue.
From other sources the police relved In
formation that the endurtor cf ihe west
bound car hod refused to ' ip tu .tilo.v tho
boy to get off. anil that Walter Jumred and
fell across the other track. MI34 ICnott.
who was sitting In til- front seat of the
eastbound car. and Matthews, xrhi tvus sit
ting in the third ieat behln! her. hay tlie
boy was 011 his fret when the m- rtr-ick
him. The castbound cat was crowde.1 with
passengers nt the time of .he nrcidnt. and
consldcrnbic exclt-ment was caused. One
Young Fry bad been sent by his mother
to a gtocerv store at Chouteau nnd Ohio
acnues about 3:30 o'clock to purchase pro
vis'ons. When he reached Ohio avenue he
walked behind the car on which he had
bien riding and started to cros the other
track. He did not observe cir No. 1K3 com
ing from the west at a high rate of ieed
until it was almost upon him. and too late
to get out of Its way.
Passengers say the car was go'ng at such
a high rate of speed that It ran fifty feet
after the current hd been shut off and
the brakes tightened.
The fender failed to work and the boy's
ucdy was thrown under the truck and
pinioned beneath the motor. Ills left arm
was hanging to the shoulder by a mere
thread of flsh and his body was terribly
Motorman Waiiara D. Wilson of No. 3313
McRae avenue, who hid charge of the car
which struck the boy. stated that he did
not see the boy until it was too late to stop
his car. Conductor Stewart L. Bralnerd. the
conductor of the same car, stated that they
wcre going at the utual rate of speed when
the accident occurred.
Mrs. Fry. the boy's mother, was much
wrought u- when zhe learned that an op
eration had been performed on her son.
and she refused to accept the statements
of the hospital physicians that such an op
eration was necessary. She sad her hus
band. J. H. Fry. was out of the city. He
was a Tegular -motorman on the Grand ave
nue line prior to the strike of 1. At
present he Is employed by the Transit Com
pany as an "extra.""
I I ' y II
MO.. SUNDAY. JULY 6, 1902.
" DOWN TO ROUTINE
lioys in Pa nip Wells Are Experi-
t'tti-ing a Taste of Life at
a .Military 1W.
PRIVATE LAURENT OVERCOME.
Practical .lokcrs ITelp to Relieve
the Teilium of Camp Lifi.
Surgeon Carl Pesolil
Monteiuno Park. July S. To-day has been
the "busy day" of the Flrat Regiment. N.
G M.. In camp at Muntefwuo Park.
Yesterday the details of getting settled
were all-absorbing. Now the routine of a
military putt has lgun In arrest, and the
' c'arlcn base's signal con eying this or
I that crel'T 1.' heard every half hour
In audlt.on a brief taste of soc al life has
cropped lit. as sevtra! St. Louis joung la
dlesthe Mie.s Ruhr. Mls Meyer nnd
MNs Chappel. llan-ee of Captain Horace
Itumsey. rise. ted headquarters In the morn
ing. These and other visitors) Jewed guard
mount at 11 a. tn.. and "Inyjwcted" things
Al! isitors, especially those of the femi
nine sex. wt-re amusingly curious toncern
intc -nilliarv forms.
"Why does t!-at man take off his hat that
wa?" sa.d on", pointing to a passing mill-ta-y
"To aiutc the post colors."
A s'itnce. then another tpiestlon:
"What's lbat man doing walking up and
down ovrr thirc?"
"HeS a sentinel."
Ohl" she continued Immediately.
"Is that ttian with all the "white on hid
sleeves the Colore IT'
"No. he's the Sergeant Majot."
"Is that the marching ground out there""
She Indicated the wldo oreti liitd In front
of the Colonel's tent.
"No. that's the parade ground."
The officer informant laid special stress
on the word parade, as if to ay that the
1 tton call.ug the pirade ground a march
ing ground Is equivalent t what a "Jut
fer" Is In golf.
Takii.g everything together there was
much opportunity to enjoy oneself here to
day. I Nl'ORTl NATE KVKNTS
:.i.it n.w-i ru'vMiKU.
Rut evT..I tmtertunute events cast .1
thacow upon thit otherwise perfect day's
exiting. Color Strgeant Roliert Grace of
No. iA Shi ridan avenue, by the lali of a
horse, narrowly ctecpetl serious Injury.
Private G. f Lauren of Company I W's
vcreome oj the heat MaJr Catl I'esoI.
surgeon, conttii.es ery 11. and It I- sa I
that he cani.01 recover. He is at a betel t:i
Ktmmswiik ati'l. though urfd to do so,
itfuses to ret- m t.t St. Louts, ssIn; that
the annual ercampment U one of his great
est enjaym-nts and that he wishes to re
main with n bearing datacc,e of the band
Sergeant Grace was Injured br attempt
ing to ride Captain Webster's burse, a refractor-,-
brute MalJr Rcmsey. the chief
"broncho b-ster" of the camp, first reduced
the animal to pirtl.il subm!s:on Grace
undertook tj complete the lark, but the
liersv reared and Tci! Iwek upon him. The
uml'ulance call was r.cct-ssjry. ami was
promptl- answered, and Grace wai
examln.-d by Surgeon Captain Fcrrcll. who
I reported him talnfe'llv hurt, but said that
th patient weukl Lc able to report for duty
11 a -lay or two.
Tae wee hours of th's morning likewise
, had their di.erslon. Th sentries weie
I treated to rather a busy time of It. In the
1 Inky daiknesii tMunds as if i-ome one ap
' pro-tchlng were heard. ' Who goes there T"
was the ntierj No answer, und a clcter
ln.ptctl(in caused the seem.ns nocturnal In
truder to run. "t'crporal of the s'arl."
rr.l the vntinel. Tlie words were no soon
er out of his month than a discordant
"onkee3 hrm riieiherate" thretieh ramn.
! I'jxm the arrival of the Corporal, that gen
tleman classed the rrntlr.el and the retreat
ing visit, r under exactly the same head.
One episode of lesj humorous character
turned p "Soun's of revelry by night"
lsxiitd frcm a tent occupied by Cempany G
men Major Rumsev. nuecd by the revelry,
sl.fiped up to the t-nt. nnd surrrisel the
t.. Jovial militiamen and cons'gned them,
one and all. to the guardhour. whrre they
were more rjuiet. In the momlr.-; they wete
compelrld to do penance by raking com
pany streets, chopping wood, carrying wa
ter and like tail:.
VAItltltH MODI'S OK
"I'.vyim: the pipeii."
There are arlous modes of "palnr the
p'per" for Infractions of ca-na law Com-
j jwny L hr.d the most un' . Tse men.
' when no work was necessarj. arj -iiuetted
! to iKtrade the company street, sarrylng an
i umbrella, fer humiliation. It proved belter
1 adapted for protection from a hot sun. anJ.
accordingly, the practice has been aban
eloned. Tit- men have been spending their ieljure
inrpc rr.tlnc the Inevltab'e camp Jokes. Re-
1 cruils and t; gio Vis tors from Klmisw ck
, have Itcen du y la-ecd In blankets, and one
unsuce-essful effort was roads to so tnzs
j a donkey. The latter apparently Incipatle
J of rcflvlly. became. In about three sec
; onds. a galvanic battery of hee's. and the
j kicks were sufficient to rout a company.
1 One rccru t. Henry C. Werbleln. of Com
pel y A. had an experience, the Joke or
which he failed to see immediately. He
was suddenly seized by two men and taken
to Captain Horace Rurnsey'o tent and there
formally accused of having stolen a sack
i of tobacco. Tho sack was produced In evi
"That's a serious offense." said the Cap
tain. "Court-roartinl him." The ceremony
of trial was begun, but before It was end
ed, the JuJge ordered the accusers arrested
for "putting up a game" on Werbleln. The
accusers were con!cted and promptly sen
tenced to be shot.
As helpers toward the general amuse
ment of the camp are several good singers
and musicians. Chief Bugler Jce Coff Is a
whistler beyond compare, and the only
criticism of his art Is that his whlppor
wlll note is sometimes heard after taps,
the "all lights out" signal, William A.
Crotpy, formerly of the Castle Square
0:cra Company, has a good voice, and so
hat" A. A. Sehaefer. Beth men are of Com
pany H. Many other companies have their
quota of sweet-voiced members.'
The private presenting the best appear
ance at guard mount In the morning Is
entitled to serve as orderly at headquar
ters during the day. This honor to-day fell
to Private Grndskl, Company D. Captain
Murphy commanding. BattaJlcn drill, one of
the day's prlndral events, took place at
3 p. m.. and. as em yesterday, dress parade
was held at sunset.
Lieutenant Colonel Holtcamp arrived to
day nnd will remain during the encamp
ment. The wife of Colonel Sinclair was here
to-day, and also the wife of Captain Boyce.
but as yet these are the enly members of
the officers" families in attendance.
TUNERAL OF AUSTIN WALSH.
Body of WcIl-Knowji'Trnder' Will
Be Buried To-Day.
The funeral of Austin Walsh will take
place this afternoon from No. SI to Ridge
avenur. Mr. Walsh, who was a charter
member of the Merchant.' Exchange and at
one time a national factor In grain grading,
died Friday evening.
The relatives of the dead man living in
Kanraa City where for a time be mad his
some, nave oeen nounea 01. mi acatn.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL HOLTCAMP ENTERTAINS VISITORS.
Lieutenant Colonel IloJte-tmp !s at tlie
lu liuck. Captain Huntcv
CHINA APPEALS TO
AMERICA FOR AID.
Military Officers of the Powers Re
fuse to Ketire From Tiea
Ts.i: Under Treaty.
HAY TO TAKE PROMPT ACTIO?., j
Will Address Ci m: tries Interested
Askin-r That Soldit rs lie Or
dered to Withdraw, as the
Ministers D. s.rc.
Washtrgton, July i The Chinese Gov
ernment has arpled to the Government
of the United Slates to use its gocd offices
to cause th Allied Powers wheh retain
their reldiers In Tiea-Tsln to ev-tcuate that
placi. .n conf.rmty with the spirit cf the
ngreemer.t of IVklc. wh.ch settled the
The appeal was made to-da by Minister
Wu directly to Secretary Hay. in Jhe shape
tf a cablegram from Viceroy Yuan Shln-K-l
of Ch!-L wbch the Mln'ster supple
mente.' with a long v.-rrat explanation.
3'llllr.r; Officers Arbitrary.
The cablegram Is as follows:
"Yr.ar cablegram of July i :n received
with much gnllfleatl-n. In the final pro
tocol. -Jjmd by the different Powers, there
la no stlpulstion th-it a supplementary con
vention will be made in regard tn the res
toratlcn of Tlen-Tsln. But the f irt'gn m.l
Itary officers at Tlen-Tsln hae arbitrarily
given rise to fresh cmp J:tlons and drawn
up intcy articles limiting to the num
ber cf Chinese guards to be stationed at
Tlen-Tsln within the limit of thirty kilo
meters. -Slr.ee the brigands In the vicinity of
Ticn-Tsln. on aecount of the tooting of the
arsenals In 1JTO are generally well arme-1.
It woaid lie imporslble fcr such a small
forc to suppress and peaileh br rn-iaje;
much less can It police the city and vicinity
and prrt-ene order generally.
"The miliary officers appesr to be willing
to restore the city, but In reality they wish
to delay. There Is reason to fear that thilr
action I not by any means for the ublls
good. Tfce forrlgn ministers nt Pekln do
not approve thilr action and they have ro
jieatedly remonstrated with them: but the
mUtary rfTleers; have not been willing to
come tu an agreement. The ministers and
the military ofnre r eneh hold to Ihelr own
oplnlors. wh'clt greatly Impede the prog
ress of our affairs.
"I request jou to ask the Government of
ttt lntoH States tn consult tvlth :tr. rrfc-
Governments so that Instructions may b-t
sent t tho different milltar" officers direct-
Iv ordenng them to accede to the sugges
tions of the foreign ministers, to the end
that neg-t-ntlcns may not te further tie
Yuan Milli-Kn! n Man of Chnrncter.
The author of this messag. Yuan Shlh
Kal. has taken the place of the late IJ
Hung Chang to a large extent In dom'nat
lag Chinese foreign rollcles, and the United
States Government Is the more disposed to
herd his appeal because of his excellent
conduct dttrlrg the Boxer UfTlslng. He was
the principal means of communication be
tween the outside governments and the le
gatlencrs during their time of peril,
and but for his strength of character the
entire Frovlnce of Ehan-Tung would have
been drawn over to the Boxer cause.
Secretary Hay will address himself to the
different governments, probably through
Minister Conger, al Pekfn. and the foreign
ministers) there located. The situation at
Tlen-Tsln Is peculiar, and In the view of
the State Department thu attitude of the
foreign military oriiclsls there Is perfectly
unreasonable. The State Department has
satisfied Itself that the foreign ministers at
Pekln, whose governments are represented
by these military leaders, are thoroughly
anxious to have the treaty of Pekln ex
ecuted In a fair spirit, nnd to that end to
nave Tlen-Tsln evacuated at the earliest
possible moment by the foreign officers, so
It will carry the Chinese appeal to govern
SHOT HIMSELF BEFORE MIRROR.
Kansas .City Lawyer Committed
Suicide Because of 111 Health.
Kansas City. Mo.. July S. George W.
Mathews, a lawyer and real estate dealer,
shot and killed himself at his home here
to-day with a rifle. Lockinc himself In his
room, he stood In front of a mirror, and.
bending over, placed the rifle at his head
and pulled the trigger. He was dead when
members of the family reached him.
Mathews was born In Illinois fifty yearn
ago. and came to Kansas City In 1SS2. He
formerly was connected with the Lombard
Investment Company, which failed ten
years ago. His mind had been affected
from ill health.
By a Republic Photographer.
AT R KG I MENTAL HEADQUARTERS.
vtt f tlie -lii-ture. Mr. O'Flynn of St. LotiN and Captain Larrlmoro arc standing
IC unie' Mr. Colonel Sinclair ant! a SL Louis young latly are shown.
ILL GIVE AWAY
AND LIVE IN
Iowa Philanthropist Pays It Is a Far Harder Task to Dispose of His
Money Than It Was to Earn It Has Devoted Much of His
Wealth to Charitable Institutions Sisters of Mercy
Get j0,0'eJ0 Mansion for a Hospital and
Old Folks Home.
SAYS THAT JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER- IS A GILDED PAUPER.
Wvcriy, la, Jul) 3. Abraham Slimmer,
a resident of this town, wlu Is reported to
be worth 110 14S.W0. Irtends to retire to his
woodshed, where he la titling up an oillce.
and epend Oie rest of his days la giving
away his wealth. At 'the age of 73 Mr.
Sbmrner believes he bus found the fcest
m-tliod of benehcence awl sharply criti
cizes the wajs of Rockefeller.
In the last few years thla philanthropist
has given manv thousands for hospitals- all
o.-er tlie Middle West and rarely does he
prrr.It it t be known that he la the donor.
y.y pofs-rsions are a trust fund." he
sas: "I accumulated them from the
raas.fs a.-d bsrl. to the masses they shall
go. ABd I msfce such conditions that what
I have to give will be there and active for
good In s thousand years'.
"1 firs! It If a far harder tak to give
5 LARGE 1NG3EASE IN
STATE SCHOOL FUND
Superintendent Parrhiffton Will
Distribute -?1.17):J 1.43 Among
585,000 MORE THAN LAST YEAR
Governor Dockery Grows Sarcastic
Over Republican ('barge of
Democrats Looting the
Jefferson City. Mo., July 5. State Auditor
Albert O. Allen to-day certified to State
Superintendent of Public Schools W.- T.
Cartington the amount of money to be ap
portioned this year from the State receipts
for the surport of the pub'.lc schovls of the
State. The amount Is a targe Increase over
the sum apportioned last year, which was
an Increase over the previous year.
The Slate this year will have $1,170,311.13
to divide amorg the counties, as compared
with Sl.OsCiCO:! distributed last year. It
cannot yet be determined how much each
county wilt receive until tho State Super'n
tendent has received the reports from each
county, gtving the enrollment from the
counties. The schools of the State get one
third of the money rec.lved Into the State
revenue fund from July 1 to auly 1 of each
year. During the year Just closed there
was J19D.S-H.4I received Into the revenue
fund, one-third of which amounts to .
321.13. and interest on the school certificates
amounts to IIS.59), making a total of Jl,
170.3I1.S. Governor Dockery. commenting Saturday
upon the Increased apportionment of State
school moneys, was Inclined to be humor
ous. "Oh, yes," the Governor said, "we
are still 'looting" the School Fund. The
apportionment of State taxes for education
of our children and the maintenance of the
public-school system fcr the current year
Is tl.lj.311.ts, being. In round numbers, an
Increase of JSu.WO over any previous year
In the history of the State. The increased
apportionment last year over the preceding
yesr was nearly JlCO.ttO. In the face of
such apportionments as these, the Repub
Ittasi howl about looting the School Fund
degenerates into a farce-comedy. Under
this apportionment of school moneys there
are several Republican counties that wilt
receive from the State for the education
of their children more meney than they
pay Into the State Treasury for all pur
poses. "Yes. the 'looting will go on. and Mis
souri's magnificent educational system will
continue to be Impregnable against all ma
licious Republican assaults.'
Steamer Sinks In Little Wnbssa.
REPUBUC SPECIAL. r
Evansvllle. Ind., July S.t-The steamer
New Haven sank late last night in the
Little Wabash River In Illinois. Her own
ers place the loss at C.CC0, with small In
surance. The boat weo recently built.
C h Prtatei in Five Parts
I Three News Sections, Comic
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
away my money than it was for me to
earn It If it were rot for my conscience I
cfi-.ild give ft away or leave it to some one
or to some charitable Institution, but I have
had a long business experience and I find
I can give It away to better advantage than
any one else. I can do more good with It."
Mr. Summer's largest beneflence wa
the deeding of his JM.CCO home In this city
to the Sistsrs of Mercy for a hospital and
Old People's Home. Last week he gave
$1,009 to a lylng-ln hospital In Chicago.
Carnegie of the West" is a term that has
been applied to Mr. Slimmer.
"Rockefeller Is foolish," Mr. Slimmer says.
"He gives a million to-day to some seat of
learning a contribution to Its arrogance,
and to-morrow he gets It back by raising
-he price of the people's fuel and light.
J They tell me he Is suffering and his stomach
has failed him. If he will let me get at
his pocket for a while I will make him
appy. I shall show him where to do soma
.rood. Yes. Rockefeller Is the greatest pau
per 1 ever knew."
Colonel James N. Smithee Found
Dead in Hotel Room With
Iiullethole in Head.
LEAVES NOTE OF EXPLANATION.
'For Cripples, Paupers and Mendi
cants I Have No Use" He
Wrote, Fearing Result of
Little Rock. Ark.. Julr 5. Colonel James
2. Smithee. formerly editor of the Arkansas
Gazette, was found dead In his room In th3
Merchants' Hotel here this afternoos with
a bullet hole through his head. A pistol
was grasped tightly In his right hand.
That It was a case of suicide was evidenced
by a note found upon a table In the room.
The note was In Colonel Smlthte's hand
writing, and said:
"For cripples, paupers and mendicants I
have no use. Fearing I may get in ons of
those classes by reason of the Injury with
which I was recently visited. I end the
"Thirty-nine years ago to-day Lee was
retreating from Gettysburg, Vlcksburg was
surrendered and the battle of Helena was
fought and lost. That dar the Confederacy
received its death blow. It s befltUnc that
my taking off should end to-day."
Another note directed that his body he
cremated. An Investigation by the Coorner
resulted in a verdict that death was self
Inflicted. Colonel Smlthee's family, residing
In Denver. Colo., have been notified. Colonel
Smithee was 60 year? old and a native of
Arkansas. He served In the Confederate
Army. After the Civil War he became a
printer and later was editor of the Arkan
H founded the Arkansas Democrat. He
nerved three terms, from 1574 to I3S0 as
Commissioner of State Lands, and was an
unsuccessful candidate for Governor In
1SS0. He was chairman of the Democratic
State Central Committee several years. He
moved to Denver. Colo.. In 13SS. but came
back to little Rock In 1S36. and remained
three years as editor of the Gazette. While
In New York a few months ago he severely
Injured his ankle In a fall and had been
almost a cripple since then. His wife and
six children survive him.
Colonel Smithee and Major John D.
Adams, a well-known Arkansas editor and
politician, who has since died, engaged In
a street duet In IS73. Smithee was then edi
tor of the Democrat and Adams conducted
the Gazette. They fought each other
through their papers. Their enmity finally
I Became so great uui one aartoay mornfag
wntii iney mei en me sixeer. iney GIw
their revolvers and began iMtlng,
Smithee was root through tho wrtsv sad
Adams was also slightly wounded.
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