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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 6. 1902.
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SUNDAY, JULY 0, 1902.
CIRCULATION DURING JUNE.
Charles W. Knapp, Ceneral Manager of The St. Louis
Republic, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of the Dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of June, IXC, all in regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
Date. Ct-piti. Date. Oop!t.
1 Sunday. 120,370 16 114,970
2 114,310 17 114,780
3 115,020 18 115,26)
A 116,140 19 114,820
3 115,330 20 116,140
6 115,590 21 116,740
7 115,510 22 Sunday 120,920
8 Sunday 120,630 23 114,900
P 114,540 24 115,470
10 116,410 25 116,550
11 115.400 26 115.220
12..... .........115,520 27.......... ....114,360
13 114,960 28 118,100
14 115,430 29Sunday 121,810
15 Sunday 121,500 30 114,670
Total for the month 3,491,370
Xcss all 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 tl e num
ber of copies returned and reported unsold during the
month of June was 10.2 per cent.
CHARLES W. KNAPP,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of
J. F. FARISH.
Notary Public. City of St. Louis. Mo.
My term expires April 15. 1935.
tThoSt. Louis carrier forco of Tho Ropubllo
t'cllvcrmorothrn G4.O0O coploa ovory day. This
It nearly lour times as many as any other morn
ing nowapapor delivery in St. Louis and more
ll.cn ivvlco as many as any morning or evening
WORLD'S J 904 FAIR.
PROFESSOR FLOOD'S SINGING.
When Professor Flood, teacher of music, sang his
way to freedom In Judge Sldener's court the other
dny he furnished additional proof of the potency of
sweet sounds to soothe not only the savage breast,
but tho cold front of the law Itself, bringing it to a
tender appreciation of the quality of mercy.
But the professor of harmony proved even more
than this. Asked by the court to "favor the com
pany" with a song, ho was wise enough to choose
genuine songs. He lifted his tenor voice in the ever
ravishing strains of "Believe Me, If All Those En
dearing Young Charms," and, for an encore, gave
"Then You'll Remember Me." The shackles were
6truck from him, figuratively Epeaklng, with the dy
ing away of the last melodious note of that almost
Now, suppose that Professor Flood, for his libera
tion's sake, had chosen to bring down upon his hear
ers the awful storm of the "Gotterdamerung" or the
"Nibelungenlicd" say with a weird shout or two
from the tempest-tossed "Flying Dutchman" and a
hot finish of the Brunhilde Call as the final shriek
of his repertoire. What would have happened to Pro
fessor Flood? Would he have been freed then and
there? No the law would have had a real offender
In Its grasp, and Judge SIdener would have made sure
that the punishment fit the crime.
HUCK FINN AND HIS TEACHING.
In addition to Its commendable significance of ap
preciation of the work of a native Missouri writer,
the "Hnck Finn Club" of Columbia may rightly be
regarded as a beneficent sort of organization. In that
It tends to promote a knowledge of how to live in the
The members of the club, -we are told, are required
to be ardent lovers of nature. They must know how
to pitch a tent, how to choose the best available site
for camping, how to cook over an open fire. And
they must be ready, at short notice, to spend a day or
a week In the woods.
These qualifications are Insisted upon In addition
to a familiar knowledge of Mark Twain's story of
Huckleberry Finn and an ability to quote Its quaint
phrases on occasion.
To become eligible for membership In the Huck
Finn Club, therefore, & young man or young woman
of Columbia must be quite healthily accomplished In
the arts of the healthiest and most natural mode of
Good for the Huck Finn Club! Humanity Is re
freshed and ennobled every time It goes back to na
ture's ieart In the life primitive. The club Just or
ganized In Missouri's university town deserres to be
classed as a worthy feature of that town's educa
A eon of President Roosevelt has been attending
school In Groton. He received a prize at the annual
commencement exercises. The bestowing thereof has
aroused much comment, the boy being considered
lucky to have secured the memento and the faculty
being accused of partiality for the son of the Presi
dent. All because It was the first time that such a prize
had been awarded. It was a testimonial to the fact
that yoang Roosevelt had been punctual throughout
the school year more punctual than any of his fellow-students.
Without discussing the motives of the faculty In
Ir giving this prize, there Is good reason to hope that
other schools will follow the excellent example of re- j
warding punctuality. The boy who is always "on
time" is the boy who will win despite other failings.
The business concerns are looking for young men
who are punctual.
Punctuality In a boy signifies something more
than being present when expected. No slouch can
be depended upon to be punctual. Usually the boy
w ho makes a point of not being late at any engage
ment Is neat In apiearance, truthful and industrious.
Yet there ara men in every community who think
that the lack of punctuality Is natural. They ex
pect a consideration totally out of proportion to their
fault in falling to observe the hour. Men w ho would
not think of Mealing money will steal valuable tlmo
by delaying appointments. Without punctuality,
they cannot claim immunity from a form of theft
which Is as exasperating as it is inexcusable.
If the President's wn is punctual, he deserves a
reward. This quality will cover a multitude of lesser
faults. In after life, he can be counted an integer In
affairs while others fall ln-hind. The .school which
inculcates promptness is doing good. If the Groton
Institution has emphasized the importance of the
quality Its work Is not In rain.
AN HONOKAIU.S STAND.
Reports from China Indicate that the foreign Pow
ers are again compelled to contrast their own selfish
ness with the generosity of the United States in deal
ing with the Chinese Government. Unless the allies
who captuicd Poklu and exacted Indemnity for the
outrages accept the rosi"nn which has been taken by j
this country their attitude will only be another proof
of the moral strength of the United States.
Owing to the different rates of exchange prevailing
at the time the protocol was signed and those now pre
vailing, the Chinese Government Is sorely pressed to
meet the obligations Imposed by the agreement of
April 1, 1!MU. The Taotal of Shanghai has notified
the bankers' commission having charge of the dis
bursement of tho Indemnity that the old tates of ex
change will be used by China In paying the install
ment due this month.
When China first asked this favor of the Powers
the United States Government was the first to ac
cept. In doing so our Government explained that
there should be mercy toward the weak nation. Other
Governments having demurred and, to this date, re
fused to join with this country in lending a helping
hand to the Chinese.
Small wonder that China regards the United States
as Its bent friend. During the Boxer troubles the
soldiers and diplomats from this country showed plain
ly that only justice was demanded. The indemnity
named by our Minister was sufficient to cover only
actual losses. The property of the Chinese Govern
ment was protected by American soldiers. In the
present instance the Government has shown that it
at close enough range to permit the heavy guns to do
their most effective damage. If ships could be
anchored alongside one another, the lC-lnch gun
might be considered about the most dangerous weapon
known to warfare. Such conditions are rare. The
smaller guns aro the more servlcable and. as utility
Is the final test, it is probable that they will dis
place the weapons of great caliber.
UNIVERSITY GRADUATES IN TRADE.
There is a notable significance In the fact that
mercantile life heads the list of vocations chosen by
the members of the graduating class at Harvard Uni
versity this year, the Boston Herald taking rightful
occasion to comment upon this fact in its bearing up
on American condition of the present day.
The time was when the university man was vert
rare In the world of trade. The vast majority of
graduates made choice of the learned professions,
law, medicine and divinity, and It was but seldom
1 that any went voluntarily into business life.
Indeed, there was a sort of apprehensive feeling
to the effect that, unless a man contemplated euterlug
the professions, lie would do wisely to keep away
from the universities. Also, there was the counter-
theory that a university education was wasted on the
Now, however, with mercantile life making a
greater intellectual demand upon its followers, and
with the leading universities indulging in more prac
tical teaching, the situation Is notably changed for the
better. The young business man Is the more com
pletely equipped by reason of his college training.
The university tliat best trains young men for busi
ness as well as for the learned professions is the bet
Recognition of these truths Is being offered In such
spectacles as that presented by the Harvard graduat
ing class of 1002, the majority of whose members now
enter business life.
AUTHOR OF "DIXIE"
IS GROWING FEEBLE.
Daniel Decatur Emmet t. Famon as a Minstrel in His D.iv, Is Pass
g the Closing Years of a Long Life at Mount Vernon,
Where lie Owns a Comfortable Home.
SAYS KE IS NOW WAITING FOR THE LAST CURTAIN.
A Chicago professor of literature says that Mary
Machine is the real thing and that It took the Great
West and solitude to produce the genius. Solitude,
perhaps, but not the Great West. Maty could not
J.our.t Vernon. O., July 3.-In a little
frame house that Is hardly more than a
hut. Just over Cemetery Hill, a mite- north.
Daniel Decatur Harnett, the author f
the famous root;. "Dixie." 1st spending the
ilosin- years of a tons life. The aged mla
strel's wants are few. his teste are sim
ple, and he locks upon his little home ai a
palace. Th diminutive hcuse stands In the
center of an nc-c plot of ground. It face
the east, and the "front yard" slopes gently
but unevenly down to the dusty north and
south road, over which the stage cinches
rn-ide regular trlrs between Mount Vernon
and Mansfield when Uncle Dan was a boy
The house has but three rooms; a living
room, a bedroom and a Mthen-and th n
thcre'i an attic which Mr. Emmett cai:
the "flies." The furniture Is of the slcpl-s:
kind. Host cf It I nld-fasMoned. but It is
dear to Uncle Dan's heart, although hU
wife, who Is hln second, and much younger
thnn he. would prefer something more pre
tentions. The furnl!hins. tco. are anti
quated, and the walls ar wdl nigh ba-e,
but tho cottnee Is not untidy, and wlthli
ha an nlr of hnrrely tomfort. Chicken
wandr nt will atx-v the ard. and through
the kitrnen and living-room. They are not
allowed to farad the bedroom. The cat ard
the dog. ar'rmls treated rlsht royally ty
neighbors and vMtors. for the sake of their
master, live on te-rr5 of imlty and equality.
tnrle Van 1 Happy.
In ! T mTa W I.l?-. ..
have been produced in any spot where knowledge w,k arid 'mlr.utlnfr.'in summer it stanli
unfiimii irem in friare or me sun. It U
only In the sprlnc and fall that the rur
romdlncs have the sr-penrnnce c! comfrrt.
!Jut Uncle Den is supremely happy In this
"l'v roamed a (Treat deii." s"Id he. "and
I'e made lots of money arid spent it. I
ought to have taken care of It. an I m-h
nliounded. East or West. With a clever use of words
not unusual In these days of high schools and shoals
of books, she has written out an Ignorant and foolish
little heart. When Mary reaches the charming age
of SO she will wonder how she could have been so
St. Louis's fearlessness In exposing the facts of
municipal corruption In order to apply the necessary
rernedv has set a rood oiamnle which Is beinir foi-
does not wish to make money out of the Increased ; ,owcd elsewhere, under a Democratic administration
value of the indemnity owing to a fluctuating rate of
An appreciation of this attitude of the United
States should do much to help American trade In the
far East. With the epeninc of the Isthmian canal
and the Increased facilities of the transcontinental
railway lines the exchange of commodities between
China and the United States should multiply. The
unselfish diplomacy at this country should prove the
best policy, from the viewpoint of both the moralist
and the merchant.
It is customary for the orators who present the
diplomas to the graduates of the colleges and uni
versities to draw lessons regarding the future.
Usually the successful graduate is reminded that his
work has Just begun and that in truth, as well as In
name, the exercises mark the commencement of life.
Every year notable expressions made by men dis
tinguished in different callings receive the attention
of the observant public. Charles M. Schwab attract
ed notice when he pleaded for a more sensible ap
preciation of a university training, emphasizing his
belief by presenting one deserving student with ?J,
000 to pursue his researches.
Of all the notable addresses, none Is so encourag
ing to the poor boy of America as the mute warning
Issued by the faculty of Yale University when it re
fused a diploma to young Reginald Vanderbllt be
cause he had been delinquent In two of his studies.
Though the class prophet had Jested with Reginald's
prosperity and assured success, on the assumption
that the Vanderbllt millions were Invincible, the facul
ty decreed otherwise. When the list of graduates
was published, ids name did not appear.
If money could have secured a diploma for young
Vanderbllt there Is no doubt that he would have re
ceived a sheepskin with his fellow-students, nis lit
tle "flyer" at Canfield's demonstrated that he has
plenty of this world's goods at his immediate dis
posal, lie Is neither better nor worse than many of
his boon companions.
The fact remained that he did not pass his ex
aminations. He has suffered n disappointment which
should be his making. It Is reported that he will
spend the summer studying for the fall tests, hoping
at that time to make up all delinquencies. He will
try the efficacy of study instead of supposed family
prestige. If this course Is pursued with diligence, he
should be reasonably certain of his diploma.
Diplomas are not the rich man's plaything. To the
poor boy especially the testimony of his teachers re
garding the years spent in school is worth the strug
gle. The skill gained in training Is the weanon which
he uses In competition with those already equipped
with material wealth. It Is an advantage which
means much to the youth of ambition and poverty.
Merc riches cannot buy an education only studious
application, a thing within the reach of- all, can
secureT the coveted possession.
4 " nrt , "
Has the day of big guns passed? According to a
report recently Issued by the British Government tho
navy practice for 1901 Justifies the assertion that the
limit of effectiveness has been reached in the con
struction of great cannon as far as size is concerned.
In classifying the gun tests, the naval board con
sidered the 10-Iuch and the 13.3-Incb guns as of the
same caliber. The mean hits per gun per minute
were one In six, or a trifle better than the mean for
the two preceding years. Reduction In caliber was
Invariably followed by increased accuracy.
Of all the large guns which were tested, the best
record was made by those of S-Inch and 9.2-Inch
caliber, their record being 41 per cent of hits per min
ute. The naval experts generally agree that guns of
this size are the best for practical warfare. The new
German battleships will carry no wcaoons heavier
than those of 9.5 caliber. Though the weight of the
projectile is a great deal less than that from a 12-inch
gun, experts rightly assert that it Is of more value
to cut holes through armor than through the air, the
greater accuracy of the smaller guns being a con
sideration which cannot be Ignored.
In the battle of Santiago, the 12-Inch guns did lit
tle damage to the Spanish vessels. Theoretically, the
12-inch guns should have doue most of the execu
tion, but, practically, the 7-lnch guns of the Brooklyn
and even smaller weapons on other vessels riddled
Ccrvera's ships. Smaller guns cannot smash with
the power of the larger cannon, but their greater
facility of handling permits an accuracy which over
comes the disparity in weight.
With lighter guns, a larger number can be placed
on a ship. It is far better to dismantle a ship than
to pierce the armor, as modern battles are not fought
tills city promises to be a shlulng lisht for the guid
ance of other American municipalities.
Evidently, this David N. Barrie who threatens sen
sational disclosures against Sir Tom Llpton If his
claim of $11,515 is not settled, proposes to show that
LIpton's contests for the America's Cup were partly
intended to advertise LIpton's business. But what
would be new In such a disclosure?
riiyMcnl Culture nnd rtcanty.
The unlerrally increasing attention now being riven,
especially in Anglo-Saxon countries to out-of-door sport"
and to physical culture Is a slRn of the be9t omen. No
class can hare s. greater solicitude for the furtherance of
this movement than tho artists, for they cannot creato
beautiful forms wlthont hailng beautiful forms around
them from which to draw inspiration. The art of a na
tion is but the mirror of that nation's Ideals, and faithfully
reflects their slightest change- This new conception of the
value of athletics will add dignity, interest and standing,
making it a factor second to none in the deveipmcnt of
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New Toric Times.
When Mr. WilUam Kockefeller had appendicitis Doctor
McBlrney was called In to perform the neces5ary operation.
After his recovery, Mr. Hockefellcr received the doctor's
bill in due course, and. drawing a -check, went to pay the
account in person. In the conversation which folio vied
appendicitis was naturally their main theme.
"You told me." said Mr. Kockefeller. "while I was sick,
doctor, that everjbody in the world had a vermiform ap
pendix." "With a few exceptions I believe that to be the case,"
answered the doctor.
"And that sooner or later." pursued the oil magnate,
"every one would hae to be operated on. either to cure or
prevent the disease."
That is the generally recognized opinion among the
medical fraternity," was the answer.
"Well." sold Mr. Kockefeller. rlilng. "If you wilt pardon
my saying so. It seems to me that you hae a bcttir thing
of it than has the Standard OH Company."
rrnumnn Sot Afraid of Shakespeare.
When Maude Adams was shifted from "The IJttle
Minister" to "Komeo and Juliet." some people thought the
transfer rather abrupt, and a trifle daring. Mis Adams
felt a little trepidation herself. Xot so with Mr. Trohman.
To him Shakespeare was simply a play-writer like Clyde
Fitch, with the advantage that he did not harass the box
offlce for royalties When he went to rehearsal one day.
he found signs of nervousness psrvadlng the company.
"What's the matter?" he asked. In his explnslie way. It
was Shakespeare, the players replied. Pretty serious af
fair, you know great name, great play, traditions of the
stage, memories of mighty shades In the minds of the
critics, rhythm of blank verse to be observed, and all
"Xonsensel" exclaimed Frohman "Who's Shakespeare?
He was Just a man. He won't hurt you. 1 don't sec any
Shakespeare. Just imagine you're looking at a soldier
home from the Cuban war. making love to n glcgllng
schoolgirl on a balcony. That's all 1 see, and that's the
way I want it played."
World' Fast Railroad Trains.
The fastest long-distance train is the Sud cxrrcss be
tween Paris and Baonne, France, which runs 4S miles In
nine hours, at the rate of il.U miles an hour. The Empire
State express en the New York Central runs 410 miles from
Kew York to Buffalo In eight hours and a quarter, which
Is at the rate of 5133 miles an hour. The Flying Scotch
man from London to Glasgow runs -ICI milcs.at the rate cf
50.1S miles an hour. The Twentieth Century limited on tho
New York. Central and Lake Shore makes SSJ miles be
tween New York and Chicago in twenty hour., at the rate
of 43 miles an hour. These are the fastest long-distance
trains In the world, although several short-distance trains
In Europe make a higher speed. The fastest train in the
world except those between Philadelphia and Atlantic City
runs between Paris and Arras, 13) miles, and attains an
average speed of 61.0S miles an hour. The fastest trains on
the English roads make K miles an hour lor a distance of
IK miles. There are eleven trains in Europe making mere
than SI miles an hour, but In no case is the distance greater
than VO miles, and all cf them run by daj light.
now" (witli a droll twlt of the mouth anl
a wink). "I'd be n trut magnate. Hut
really I love my little home, and the only
ba- U my hepplnes I that roart'mM I
hear the distant harking of the old wolf
that terrifies old age: and then. too. peorl
think and say that I ought sometimes to
dre5 up "
"Dnsylng up" ! really about th only
thing that Dankl Emnwtt dresds. A few
years ago a noted minstrel manager. Al O.
Field, who was about to tour the South,
offend Uncle Dan an engagement. The old
minstrel was to ride in a carrlace In tho
parade. He was to wear a dres suit of
r onirics, and appear on the stage after
the first part and b introduced as the
author of "Dixie" All the remainder of
the day waa to be his, with money to spend
In moderate urn, his salary to be pai't him
at the en! of hU tour.
Uncle Dan accepled the engagement. anl
in his fine clothes carr'ed himself as the
gentleman that he always Is. r.o matter
what his drcsb. but when he cam nom at
the end of the sea'on with a fairly snug
sum of money In his pocket, he vry
premptly discarded all the tailor-made
clothing wl'h which he had teen provided
nnd returned to the "hand-me-downs" he
had prelu-ly worn. And had It not be-n
thrt household expenses, consumed fits
fund and Ift h'ra withut money to re
plenish hh wardrobe, the good e'ethes
had prnusMy been hanging in his narru'.v
"clotlis prs" to-day.
n More ItenI 3Ilntrrlx.
Unci" Ian declares that the DUnstrefe or
to-day do not put sr.y real life Into their
Killad slnctng. and that the negro skits in
troduce! after the oho are tlresom-.
"Hack In my day." he said. "c went at
It to be an near like the plantation negro
as we could, and when we sang ballads we
put sentiment ami feeling into them." Un
cle Dan admitted that some of th fea
ture" f a modern minstrel performance
wire pretty and clcrer. but In!st.jU that
tho shuns "'o not now merit the title of
r.-instrcl. Tlu-y are. ho declares, nothing
but a refined Imitation of the old "rarlety"
Mr. Emmett's last appearance on
Who composed "Dixie."
ing "Dixie " his farorlte composition. The
Cp'ja-house was packed from orchestra,
to ceiling. The performance proceeded with
great success until the cue for Uncle Dan's
npnearance was given. As he walked out
up?n the stage, straw hat !-i band, and
bowlrg at crery step, the performers and
audience arose, and a mighty shout went
up. As the applause died away the orches
tra rlayed the opening bars of "Dixie." and
th-n biran again, but Uncle Dan was silent.
Again the leader of the orchestra started
the world-known tune, but the writer of it
did not rornd.
Ill I jiit Appearance.
He stood with bowed head and eyes cis
down, as If unconscious of his surroundings.
The intr!ocutor. himself e vocalist of no
mean ability, began to sing the words of
"Dixie." and was Joined by ethers on tho
stage and In the audience. S-j ldnlr Unci
Dan scmed to aviake. H raled hi head,
threw rp the hand 'n which ie held "".U
hat. starrped upon the tir. and burst In
to sonc. The others ceaed to sing, and
Unci- Dan wnt on through the entire song
with great custo. HN voice rang oat on
the lowr notes, but trembled and broke on
"That's the way that 'Dixta' should bo
plaed" sild Mr. Emmett.
"Uncle Dan." as he delights to be called.
N now crowing feeble. He docs not go
about as much an formerly, but. when he
does, he still scorns a ehlcle. and goes a
foct. He delights to sit In the shade of his
little house, smoking a short, black pipe,
while he chats with his callers, talks to
the dog or cat. or gazes thoughtfully Into
the East, where, as the sun soes down be
hind the hllU bejond the Kokoslns Valley,
tho shadows lengthen until they touch the
tombstones and monuments In the pretty
coiretery nearby, where tht okl minstrel
hopes finally to rest.
Only a Spark.
'It ! strange." said the forgetful papa.
"that our gas bill Is smaller than it has
erer teen during the month, yet our daugh
ter Mary has had her young man in tho
parlor every night.
Teacher: "Give an example of modern lan
guage." Iur!I: "Gelf."
Ilcr Last Resort.
"And does your dolly close its eyes?" said
the mlnliter k;tlcg at the house of a
I "No. sir." replied the little thing: "but
the I'm going to take her to church some day
stage was made two winters ago. when I and see If she will, rapa says nearly every
tiie 1-ica! Klk gave a mintrel perform- j body goes to sleep there!" Yonkers States
ance. and Dan agreed to be present and man.
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
The Plnclc of King- Edward.
Itldurd lUrdlcg Dsrts In CoIUer-e Weekly.
"Of all the zoldlers the King has decorated within the
last three years of the war for bravery In the face of the
enemy, none deserves the Cross for Valor more than him
self, who grimly and silently faced disease and death, un
armed and without a comrade.
"For now that tho whole dramatic, pitiful story Is out.
England learns now that It Is too late of the days of
gnawing pain when her King forced himself to smile and
bow at court, to watch a horse race, to review a regiment,
to drive through London with an assured and cheerful
countenance. It is not pleasant to think of the torture of
those days, of the mental anxiety as well as the bodily
torment, when the King kept on his feet against the pro
testa of his physicians, when his endurance was tested by
hours of unceasing pain pata so great that it Is not
decent to disclose It. Nor is It pleasant to xemember that
last drive through the park to Buckingham Talace. when
the people for some reason failed to cheer him heartily,
while all the time he sat erect, pale, and with set teeth,
holding himself upright only by his will, an! that they
might be gratified.
Alsetnoa Chirles Swuiborn. son of Admiral Charles Henry Sw!nVum and Lady Jae Hen
rietta, dtccnter of Gearce. third Karl of Ashburrham. i born in London. April 5. HJ". It at
ttrlJ Oifd. ttit dH not take a dere. He la dcey vened la nudes t Greek oH modern lit
erature He has written dnmae. ?oms sad mmj). 'Toeras and Ilalladf." striated ta :. waj
ro lererttr c-earl that It was wlthd-awn from cireulatioa. SKinfctsre 1 aartreled In sweet,
tmooth and mu'-nt versilV-a'lo-i. A republican for the truter rrt of Ms IK", ooee eveo urging
the areawlcatiPD of the Tzar of Hujsla. hs Is now ircaieatly receaeHeJ to loptrlaMera.
V love were what the rose Is,
And I were Ilka the leaf.
Our Hies would grow together
In sad or singing weather.
Blown fields or ftewcrful closes.
Green pleasure or gray gritf;
If love were what the rose Is.
And I were like the leaf.
If I were what the words ara.
And love were like the tune.
With double sound and single
Delight our Hdb would mingle.
With kl'ses glad as birds are
That get sweet rain at r.oon;
If I were what the word are.
And love were like the tuna. '
If you were life, my darling.
And I. your lave, were death.
We'd shine and snow together
Ere March made sweet the weather
With daffodil and starling
And hours of fruitful breath:
If you were life, my darling.
And I, your love, were death.
If you were thrall to rorrow.
And I were page to Joy.
We'd play for lives and seasons.
With lovlig Iooki and treasons
And tear of night and morrow
And laupks of maid and boy;
If you were thrall to sorrow.
And I were pasc to Joy.
If you were April's lady.
And I were lard In May.
We'd throw with leavts for hours.
And draw for days with flowers.7
Till day like night were shady
And night were brisht Ilkday;
If you were Act It's lady.
And I were Icrd In May.
If you were queen of pleasure.
And I were king of pain.
We'd hunt down love together.
Pluck out bis flying-feather.
And teach his feet a measure.
And find his mouth a rein:
If you were queen of pleasure.
And I were king of pain.
SOME SEA SPORTS -ij
FOR THE STAGE FOLK.
II V WILLIAM II. CRASE.
wnmrrN rort the scnday repubuc.
Some foIV-3 say that long ago, before w
were monVe and kangaroos, we were Esh-
C3. If such be the hlstcry of our race. X
can readily und'rstand why. whenever I let
blue watt r. I want to get on it. If not In It,
and cftent-rres I do get "In it" when I ara
on it. 1'iiple say I'm a yachtsman and,
of course, when I am accused of the offense,
I draw mae!f proudly up and plead guilty.
But that's only make-believe. I'm simply,
an traateur Jack tar and would-be nshtr
Thb is not intendd for publication, bo
cause it would hurt the feelings of thai
immortal organization. th Cohaset Navy,
of which I am Commodore, and. blesa your
heart. I would not do that for all the world.
Thry are good fellows, every one of them.
They know even less about yachts than I
do. and they and I hare a. mutual under
itar.iing that, so far as the public is con
cerned, we have been, are, and aro to ba,
nautical sharps of the first water.
Have I had much experience of th
ea? Now you touch me upon ray weoJc
poJ. From earliest childhood, the tendrils
of my twin? hare clung: around Father Nep
tune. I'm not quite sure about that mta
phor. but still. o'll let that pass. When
a eh 'Id. I have been told. I cried at th
sight of the sea. It 5s true that I cried al
th sight of ererythir.g else, but the latte
dne3 not militate against the former fact.
When a s-nall boy. I sailed ships in arma
das upon the boom of tho deep. The ships
were mado out of laths and shingles. They
eot hours of hard labor to fashion and
equip, and when they once proudly breasted
the waves with their sails swelling In th
wind (the sails, by tho way, were tnada, I
believe, from the leaves of my copybook
t:ie paper was a little stlffer and stronger
than the leaves of any book In the family,
library, besides this, my peopla had to ma
an inexplicable aierslon to my using their
books for tho purpose), when my armada.
breasted the waves, as I was saying, I was
th proudest youth on earth.
As I grew larger I learned to handle aa
oar and to sail a catboat. I believe I one
won a raca. If I didn't I tried to, acd
made bellero I had. which Is the sams
thing. In my manhood I ha-e owned a
number of boats of various kinds, shapes
and sizes, and have. In fact, gotten Into tb
The first large boat I owned waa a tidy
schooner called the Vlf. I thought thia waa
a very pretty same, but changed my mind
when I found that my friends and neighbors
cat off the first letter. There Is no fun la
commanding s. craft which is a perpetual
It was a good beat, however, and whlla
It wasn't extraordinary fast It would soil
two or three miles an hour it could defy
the storms and Biualls that every now and,
then kick up the waters around Cape Cod.
It was a safe boat, and. above all things.
it was conducive tc. sleep.
When I got tired of the nama I got a
racing sloop I bad lots of fun. I raced
cverj thing. Steamships, steam yachts, nsh-
ir.g smacks, catccus. coal scnoonera ano.
1 me barges have one and all met me in tha
!:sts of Neptune and Amphitrlte. In a good,
stiff breeze 1 could bat many steamers,
more especially the slow ones, that run
from New York to Portland, or from Bos
ton along tho coast. As for the Boston ex
cjrsioa steamers. I could sail all around
But racing is hard work. Ton hava to
hoist sail, pull ropes and turn your wheel,
and bawl at j'our men and do everything tt
make life uncomfortable. Why. in a busy
season, vou are liable to get callouses oil
over your haios and a complexion like tho if
sunset on the Desert of Sahara. So I pro
moted myself into the rtxt elaas and got a
fifty-foot steam launclu Now, that U
something like cemfort.
Tut a good steersman in the bow to take
care of the thing and a reliable engineer,
and It Is the very Idealization of all yacht
ing. Tho wind may come and tho wind
may go. but it does not Interfere with your
time :abe. Tht: re are no booms to atrfka
you on the head unawares when your boat
goes about, and there Is no need for cal
culating when to make your port aad star
Then there is lots of room on 'board. You
can bae an icebox, a larder and a pantry.
well-cushioned settees to lie off on and
camp stools on which you can perch and
balance, and. if necessary, fail overboard.
For pure, downright comfort, give me a
steam launch, and. oh. Isn't It popular?
You are pretty safe in inviting people to
go on a racing yacht. Very few of them
ever go twice. After they have been aea
stck. knocked overboard by booms, tripped
br a sheet or halyard and made generally
m ;raUe they tnanic you. vowing that
they have had tho best tlmo of their lives,
but thy never come back.
On the contrary, they become deadly foea
to that yacht ever afterwards. They maka it
their duty to go around and warn peopla
against It. They describe it as the most
dangerous, painful, sickness producing.
Lick breaking, limb smashing, catamaran
that ever came down the coast.
Bit It Isn't so with the steam launch.
Every man who comes once wants to com
again and bring everybody with him. Why,
my boat got so popular that inside of a
moon cverv camp stool had a sitter. At tho
end of two months the camp stools and
settees were packed like sardines in a box.
and at the end of three months the craft
ufe-d to look. I am told, like a convention
liall where, there were nine candidates,
each with his own crowd and brass band.
Twke I had so many on board that when
were struck a chop sea and they felt Urea
they could only lie down by pilling them
selves In Inyers like cord wood.
A yacht, however. Is good for anything and
ever thing It is good for health, for the ap
petite, for the muscles. It Is good for your
powers of expression if. as U generally tn
cafe, vou have three or four sailors who are
both deaf and stupid.
Under tho yachting code in ara obliged
to announce that in Ashing we never catch
less than ten per hour per angler. That la
our limit. In other yacht clubs they hav
larcer limit, bat never yon mind what tha
limit Is in fishing from a yacht, the aver
ag is Invariably one minnow cr shiner for
erery dozen lines employed.
For the brain worker of any sort it Is
asKowlas a sanitarium with a playground
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
Trein The ItescbHc. July 7. lTtT.
Two little boys bathed In the fonn
O tain on Courthouse square, and at-
tracted a crowd. They were told by
a policeman what an awful thing It
wa3 for little boys to bathe In pnb-
St. Louis citizens, traveling in tie
O West, between Cheyenne and Dcad-
V wood. Colo., ran Into a atage
coach which had been held up by
O masked robbers. Jesse James was
O supportd to have been In that local-
Ity, and travel waa considered dan-
The Theater Comlque'a summer sea-
son opened. A great crowd visited the
O Zoological Gardens, where a b!g
e monkey and a bear, newly arrived.
were among tho special attractions.
Mayor Overstolz returned from a
0 trip to the East, where the solid con-
O dltlon of St. Louis' business waa be-
O Ing cccrmentcd upon.
0 General Jubal A. Early, noted ax- 0
0 Confederate oScer. arrived In the 0
0 c'ty to have his eyes treated. 0
0 The "Want Ad" columns of Tht 0
0 Republic broke the records up to 0
0 An Idea of the summer fashions 0
0 frtm Paris may be gathered from the 0
0 following description of a costume 0
0 seen at one of the parks: "Skirts 0
0 composed of alternating stripes of 0
0 yellow satin. pinJc tulle and purple 0
0 velvet, emblazoned with Australian 0
0 parrots. Bonnet of sky blue straw, 0
0 trimmed with two ripe and two an- 0
0 ripe lemons, tied under the chin by 0
0 one white and one scarlet string. 0
0 Gloves of pale green, with cream col- 0
0 ore J shoes, covered with sllvtr 41
0 gauze, and parasol decorated with 0
0 tu'Jp petals'. Interspersed with a - '
0 lection of tropical butterflies." ty