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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. JULY 7, 1902.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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MONDAY, JTL.Y 7. 1102.
Vol. 05 No.
them. The record Is one in which no pride can be
taken. The people will s-peak. and ajailnst the party
which Is unable to carry out a moral obligation.
CIRCULATION DURING JUNE.
Charles W. Knapp, General 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, IMC, all in regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
1 Sunday 120,370
8 Sunday 120,630
15 Sunday 121.500
22 Sunday 120,920
25 .... 116,550
29 Sunday 121,810
Total for the month '. ..3,491,370
Less all copies spoiled in printing, left over
Net number distributed 3,407,052
Average daily distribution 113,568
And said Charles Y. Knapp further says that the num
ber of copies returned and reported unsold during the
month of June was 10.S per cent.
CHARLES W. KNAPP.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this th day of
J. F. FARISH.
Notary Public. Clt of St. Louis, Mo.
My term expires April K. IftA.
PTThoSt. Louis carrier forco of Tho Republic
liver moro thin 54,000 copies every day. This
Is nearly four times as many as any other morn
ing newspaper delivery tn St. Louis and more
then twldo as many as any morning or evening
WORLD'S 1 904 FAIR.
A ROOSEVELT DEVELOPMENT.
Leaving aside parti.-anship, the political student
can learn something by observing the development in
what might be termed the Roosevelt speech. Linked
with the evolution In his oratory is the changing
method in his treafmeut of opponents.
For fifteen years Koosevelt has been a figure of
national prominence. Beginning with his mayoralty
nomination by the Republicans of New York, there
have been few months during which he has failed to
be a center of criticism and praise.
It was as a Tresldent of the Hoard of Police Com
missioners of New York that he displayed the quality
which has been almost synonymous with his name
that of rugged bluntness. As President of the Hoard
his powers were little less than autocratic and in the
exercise of his authority he left no room for doubts
concerning his willingness and anxiety to force the
In his campaign tour preceding the last general
election, his speeches gave Indubitable evidence of this
trait It might also be said that his efforts were
merely a repetition of his dictum regarding honesty
in public officials. There were comparatively few of
his speeches which did not contain the Mory of the
cowboy and the unbranded maverick.
He has grown since then. One could not hold tho
great office now his without a widening- mental
vision. His Fourth of .Tilly speech In Pittsburg shows
In a manner the changed politician. His Harvard ad
dress Illustrated the same poinL
In both there was a curbing of the imperialistic
tendency. In Cambridge he threw oratorical lou
qucts at each of his Cabinet offievrs. In Pittsburg.
Attorney General Knox was the recipient of .lattery
as subtle as It was effective.
That the President Is beginning to realize the pow
er of vocal tally Is apparent. Bluntness is giving
way to a species of pleading entirely different from
his campaign efforts of two years ago. His eulogy
of the army In the Philippines Is tempered by an
appeal beginning. "O my brethren." "O my fellow-countrymen,
ns we face," Is another exhortation
foreign to any of those delivered two years ago. In
his niesnge to Congress on Cuban reciprocity, he
even went so far as to say, "I appeal to you."
Evidently Koosevelt has begun to realize that the
amiable and suave politician has a far less thorny
path than be who treads not but stamps. If he can
keep his convictions while he presents this yielding
front to his auditors he will profit thereby. But his
reputation for frank bluntness will suffer.
SENATOR BANNA'S PROPHECY.
.Nobody has ever accused Senator Hanna of a lack
of political shrewdness. During his career as a party
manager he has added to the vast material resources
placed In his hands an appreciation of public senti
ment which has been of particular service to the or
ganization. On that account his speech before the Senate re
garding Cuban reciprocity may be considered signifi
cant. "My opinion is," he said in discussing the fail
ure of Congress to vote reciprocity for Cuba, "that we
eliall bear from the people in unmistakable terms."
President Roosevelt has put the Issue on a moral
basis. The representatives of tbe party In Congress
have repudiated the obligation, sllghteddhe President
and Ignored the wishes of the people who furnished
the soldiers to free Cuba from Spanish oppression.
vonvennon piaiiorms nave uplicid the President,
while Congressmen voted against Cuban reciprocity.
Truly, the Republican politicians will "hear from !
the people." Senator Hanna makes no mistake when
he assures bis fellow-Republicans that disaster awaits
A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE.
A Republican writing to the Mount A'ernon Foun
tain and Journal tells in detail how the Phelps-Kerens
combination in the Eighteenth Senatorial District has
managed to secure the nomination of a man who will
vote for the Republican National Committeeman for
United States Senator.
This Senatorial district consists of Barry. Law
rence, McDonald and Newton counties, all of which
are" In the Fifteenth Congressional District, the home
or Colonel William II. Phelps, one of the Missouri
Pacific conferees who made the 'agreement' whereby
the Republican State Convention was prevented from
taking any action on the United States SenatorhIp.
At the last Senatorial election, John F. Tuudy. the
Democratic nominee for Scuator. was elected with
S.rl"i votes. His Republican opponent, former Sena
tor Landrum of Mount Vernon, received S.MH votes,
only .'SI less than Tandy. The district Is debatable
Of couie. Kerens is not neglecting Republican
nominations in this district. That he expects to get
the Senatorial nomination from the Republican mem
bers of the General Assembly is a fact which has been
confirmed by every recent occurrence in Republican
The Postmasters are his chief --trcngth. -Most of
those now serving were apiKiiuied through his influ
ence. They did xoml work for him in the Eighteenth
District. In Iiwrence County. Postmaster Uuidrum
managed to elect hN delegates by giving pledges of
support to Euphrates Boucher, a man oppoed to the
lobby and the National Committeeman.
After the Senatorial convention met In Neoho
June IS. friends of the Lawrence County Postmasters
who were delegates announced that they would not
support Boucher, though he had strength In the other
three counties. Postmaster Tuttle of Carthage, the
home of Colonel Phelps, was on hand anil helped en
gineer the tleal whereby the I'osttnasters of Barry.
Newton and McDonald counties secured enough votes
to nominate one of their ihiiiiIkt. Postmaster Best of
McDonald County, many of the delegate, being forced
by the use of proxies to break their instructions.
As the situation now stands. Kerens controls a Re
publican nominee for the State Senate In a district
where a change of 175 votes will defeat a Democrat.
With the help of Phelps, the neee-sary votes will 1k
supplied unless Republicans object to the domination
of the lobby in their party affairs. The correspondent
of the Fountain and Journal closes his account of the
practical way in which the Missouri Pacific lobby
"agreement" was carried out in the Eighteenth by
asking: "If those of the party that love justice and
fair play should resent this treachery and dishonor,
where is the abiding place of reproach?" Where In
deed, excepting with those who would put the control
of the General Assembly into the hands of the lobby?
TO WORK AGAIN.
The majority of the working people of St. Louis
will renew their usual vocations this morning after
a three days rest. The pessimist who is always look
ing for signs of commercial selfishness is- welcome to
any comfort which he may take out of the fact that
the industries of the community were closed Satur
dayas well as Friday and Sunday by the voluntary
consent of the employers.
There was no law compelling employers to give
their employes an extra day's vacation unless the law
of kindness is a mandatory injunction. Only an ap
preciation of the "olden Rule was responsible for the
closing of so many stores and factories.
And if the employes would reciprocate, they will
make the vacation a profit Instead of a loss-. It Is
significant that the holidays were spent for the great
er part, at least soberly and in a manner which should
leave the body and mind In condition to work harder
St. Louis hns lost nothing by the three days' rest.
The brotherhood of mankind has been exalted. Busi
ness is not the sole end of man, bur rather that con
tentment which conies from rest earned by conscien
tious Ialwr. The atmosphere in the offices and shops
and stores of St. Louis should be cheerful to-day.
CASFISTRY OF IMPERIALISM.
In Its Fourth or July number the Independent In
dulges in an editorial for the day in which It takes the
casuistical stand that we arc giving to the people or
the Philippines the liberty to which they have a God
conferred right in subjecting them, against their con
sent, to our alien government.
"It is a sight to cheer the heart of angels," says
the Independent, "to see Roosevelt and Hay and Root
and Taft. backed by the American people, attempting
such a sort of colonization as the world has never
seen before. When before has a war been waged to
liberate from oppression another people of an alien
stock and then to set them up as an Independent na
tion? What country has acquired colonies of another
Eastern race and then even begun to Inaugurate lib
erty by establishing self-goveniment? ye
shall Inaugurate new self-governing States in the
islands of the East, oppressed for centuries."
This Is the old stock argument invariably employed
by the British Empire in attempted justification of the
conquest and subjugation of weaker peoples. The
weaker is at our mercy, we covet the new territory
and the Increased world-power, we can gain both by
exercising the right of the strong hand but we will
do It In the sacred name of Freedom. God save the
mark! We will make these peoples free by subject
lug them to our rule at the bayonet's point. They
may desire the national independence to which our
own Declaration of Independence asserts that they
have a God-given right, but this we will deny them.
Instead, we will bend them to our sway, killing those
who resist us. and then defend our siu by advancing
the lie that we have freed them. "It Is a sight to
cheer the heart or angels," says the Independent.
Surely the angels meant must be of Lucifer's fallen
It is ominous when such arguments as those of the
Independent's Fourth of July editorial are advanced
for the corrupting of American thought on our na
tional holiday. Behind the hollow Insincerity of such
an utterance is a decadence of the American spirit
that is rull of national peril. The truth must Hot be
obscured by these attempts to Justify the greed of
empire. We have no rightto deny national Inde
pendence and self-government to any people under
the sun. The moment we do this, we announce to
the world our conviction that our own fabric of gov
ernment Is based on a lie, and that we believe, with
them. In the right of the strong hand alone.
CHEER UP. CHOATE, CHEER UP.
Ambassador Choate seems to have been more solic
itous for funereal gloom than King Edward's condi
tion demanded when he cast a damper over the Ameri
can celebration of the Fourth of July In London by
Insisting that speeches and toasts in honor of our
Independence Day would be In bad form.
As former Governor Hastings of Pennsylvania
pointed out, the King was doing so well physically
that a hearty American jollification -on our national
holiday could not in any manner have Indicated a
lack of American regard for English feeling.
London Itself, and all England, indeed, was rejoic
ing In spirit. The Americans assembled at the Cecil
Hotel banquet had no sane reason to refrain from an
enthusiastic celebration of the Fourth
Mr. Choate. like all American Anglomaniacs, Is dis
posed to out-English the English, it would seem. He
certainly was grieving for the King of England at a
moment when common-sense Englishmen discerned
more cause for gladness than for sorrow.
The American Ambassador to the Court of St.
James should not make himself ridiculous by weeping
at the wrong time.
FIRST REGIMENT IN SUMMER CAMP.
With the First Regiment. National Gunrd of Mis
souri, established in summer camp at Montesano
Park, within easy reach of St. Louis, there should bo
an attendance of visitors from this city testifying to
the keen local Interest and pride justly felt In this
The regiment has a long and worthy record of
State and national service, and has always leen a
credit to St. Louis and Missouri. The officers now in
command, taking the places of veterans remembered
for a faithful performance of duty, have licen under
military training for years, rising from the ranks
through the noncommissioned to the commissioned
grades on merit alone. The young men In the ranks
are receiving valuable disciplinary education In a field
that should attract all able-bodied young Americans.
The people of St. Louis can well afford to encour
age the First Regiment by visiting the near-by camp
of that command. The many spectacular features of
the dally routine in a military encampment are at
tractive and interesting. A very pleasant experience
Is attainable by means of a Jaunt to Montesano Park
just now. and all friends of the First Regiment should
be glad to avail themselves or the opportunity.
One of the few unpleasant features of the Colum
bian Exposition in Chicago was the existence of un
desirable and unsightly buildings near the grounds.
The thoroughfnres leading to that great fair were in
many instances deformed by shacks whose only ex
cuse for existence was their temporary utility. Then
are signs that the World's Fair In this city will be In
jured by the snme sort of environment. On many of
the car lines leading to the grounds are saloons and
restaurants In tents, old street cars and cheap frame
buildings which antagonize every sense of beauty and
propriety. The authorities will make no mistake by
compelling a strict observance of the builditig laws
from the first.
The Republican State platform must be Interpreted
ns condemning the magnificent increase of ?S"i.u00 in
this years distribution of money to the public schools.
This increase Is plied uihui the $100,000 Increase of
last year. It Is shocking to Republican lobbyists and
pie hunters In Missouri that such rich sums should
be squandered on the schools, ir these platform
makers had been running the fund the ?lS.".iHdi in
crease In two years would have been absorlied in of
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
THE TWO ARMIES.
nv nuvm wenhkia. holmes.
Onlerly behavior, a satisfactory showing of effi
cient discipline, and a soldierly attention to all the de
tails of military life In the open will tend for great
good to the First Regiment. N. G. M now In summer
camp at Montesano Park. The soldier boys of St.
Louis are under Inspection at close range and should
rake full advantage of the opportunity for distinction.
T ft T
Xccr Make u Child .trlf-ConscIons.
Parents make a great mistake when they tell the child
his fault In order to cure him of It. He ought to be cured
of It without knowing that he has it. In continually chid
ing your child for bis faults, you develop one of the most
serious of faults, that of self-consciousness. Has he a
slouching gait? Do not tell him so; do not bid him stand
up straight. Give him a military drill, or start him
In athletics. Is he slovenly and does he come to din
ner with uncombed hair? Dress for dinner your
self and buy him a handsome necktie one that ap
peals to his fancy, not to yours. Is he selfish? Do not.
let him gucw that he ! so. Contrive a Chr'Mmas cele
bration for the happiness of others, and take him Into your
confidence In preparing for It. Then, when he does what
he knows to be wrong, your rebuke will be more signifi
cant, and your punishment. If punishment Is needed, as It
sometimes Is. will be more effectual. Punishments always,
rebukes generally, should be reserved for tbe sins of which
the sinner Is conscious Faulty, of which he Is not con
scious shtmld be concealed If possible, without his being
conscou of either the fault or the corrrctlon. Overcome
evil with good. That requires skill. Any fool can point
out a fault; only a wise man can correct It.
Scarcity ot Good Play.
The World To-Day.
Just now there Is an enormous demand for dramatic ma
teria and a corresponding deficiency In the supply. We are
In the midst of a lean period, and while the public accept
half a loaf of dramatic entertainment In preference to none
at all. It neither gives up hope of something better nor
Joins In the belief that there will never again be a fat year
with masterpieces as an occasional variety. Reflecting on
dramatic history we observe that great play have been
extremely rare. Only a few writers have produced workx
that gained a place In the standard repertory, and It Is
not worth while to grow Impatient when masterpieces fall
to appear. The stage Is for all time and is certain to fol
low the ebb and .flow of general literature. When the
writers begin once again to produce great books we may
be very sure the dramatists will also be heard from In a
Head, Drains and Genius.
It has long been a popular belief, especially since the
invention of phrenology, that the size and shape of the
head are Intimately related to the Intellectual cnpaclty.
Almost everybody Is accustomed to form dgmatlc Judg
ments of men based upon this postulate. But the results
of statistical Investigation make It appear very doubtful
whether the belief in question rests upon a round foundation.
The conclusion Is that there exists. In the general pop- j
ulatlon. very Insignificant correlation between ability and
either the sire or the shape of the head.
Very brilliant men may have a slightly larger head than
the average, but the Increase Is so small that no w eight
can be laid on It In our Judgment ot ability.
This is In accord with the results of other ntt-rrpts to
apply a scientific test to the assumptions of phrenology.
ThU poem wa wiltira some year-i tWor tb CItII War.
S Life's unending column pours.
Two marshaled liots art seen,
Two armies on th trampled shores
That Death flews black between.
One marches to the drum-beat's roll.
Th wide-mouthed clarion's bray.
Ami tteara upon a crimson scroll,
"Our glory Is to slay."
n- imv.es In rltencc by the stream.
With sad. ;et watchful eyes.
Calm as the patient planet's gleam
Trat walks the clouded skit's.
Along lt front no snhors shine.
No Wo-l-tfU innons wave:
Its banner bears the slnslo line.
"Our duty Is to save."
For those no deathb-ds lingering slia'Ie;
. At Honor's trumpet-call.
With knitted brow ami Hfttd Ue
In Glory's arms titty fall.
For the- no rtssbts.- falchions bristit.
No stirring tattle-err:
Tho bloodk-? atabber calls by night.
liicli answers. "Here am I."
Vor those tlw sculptor's taarrU-t
The builder's marble pttea.
The anthem pealing o'er their drat
Through Ions cathedral alElea.
I-Vr these the hfo-aHim-siKittk.ed turf
That flood the lonely graves
When Spring rolls tn her sea-green swrf
In flowery-foaming wave
Two paths lesd unnnnl from Mow.
And anKb waltatve.
Who count each lturnlng Hfe-tlrop flew.
Each falling tear of Live.
Though from lh Hero's Weeding breast
Her ;iu!se Frcedem drew.
Though the white HHec In her crest
Sprang from that scsrlet dew.
While- Valor's haughty champions wait
Till all their scars are shown.
Iove walks unchallenged through the gate.
To sit beside the Throne!
FACTS ARE REFUSED
BY THE PARTY ORGANS.
To the Editor of The ncpuMlc.
St. I.QUIC. July i To-day I presented to
the editor cf the Globe-Democrat th In
closed letter, which speaks for Itself. Publi
cation was refused.
If you want the Information as to the
"elsewhere" mentioned, and wii: so Inti
mate. I will give It to you. .
JOSKPH T. TATt'M.
To the EJItor of the dote-lvim-rat.
SL teulv. July 0. lWi-I:i en editorial
yesterday you say: "Mr. T.itum advise Mr.
Parkes to go 'elf-enhtre' for hli figures
than to the printed reports of Democratic
State Auditors. Mr. Tatum falls to locate
the 'elsewhere." " In to-day's paper you
virtually say tho numbtrs of tbe "alleged
other aeries" nre nowhere to be found.
This concerns my letter In The Republic
July 2. which you misunderstand. What
I wrote Is this:
"Te Old Politician" In tfce GloDe-PeiBorrat of
the m Ir.-t !s al emphatic that the roUj
tnc bonds air a II r. l'arkrj. .itt-i. and he
thinks he has dlacmerej a "ciare'a nest" In that
the number- of thn bonds are not given In tho
AidltnrV riortf- I that an tn,rintfr; 'nai
the numbers ara not to be readily found else
This Is an Interrogatory, not a statement,
as to "elsewhere." and li the only place
where I use that word. Though In the form
of a question. It Is an Intimation that I
found the details "elsewhere."
In the preceding paragraph. I say. as to
nut. If he had mail fall examination, he
would not hat fallen Into nt erroneous as
sumption that tdrattcally one and the tame t-ond
a raid, or crrdlt Ukca for payment, more
I then went on to state the facts as I
found them, but I purposely refrained from
giving entire details and official reports
and citing pages, etc.. but ara ready to ac
commodate you with them. If yu want
them, and will puUlsh them for public In
formation. Inasmuch as your editorials In
timate there Is no "els-where."
I will show where Mr. Parkes and your
other experts could have found them.
They should have teen set out by the Dock-ery-Alten
experts, llasklns A- Soils, and In
cluded In Auditor Allen's pamphlet. If you
will rrfnt this letter In your paper next
Monday, and sny you wish mf to furnish
above. I will comply, without any argu
ment or comment on my part.
JOSEPH T. TATt'M.
'When IlnfTalnra Were Plentiful.
In the f)s. when the American Fur Company was In
the heydey of Its power, there were sent from St. Louis
alone In a single year 100.OV) robe-.; and the company bought
only the perfect ones. The hunter usually kept an arrple
supply for his own needs, so that for every robe bought
by the company three times as many were taken from the
plains. St. Louis was only one port of shipment. Equal
quantities of robes were being sent from Mackinaw. De
troit. Montreal and Hudson Bay. A million would not
cover the number of robes sent East each year In the '10s.
In 1SSS Inman, Sheridan and Custer rode continuously for
three days through one herd In the Arkansas region; and
In 1SC3 trains on the Kansas Pacific were held from 9 In
the morning until 6 at night to permit the passage of one
herd across the tracks. "
The Way a of Dlrda.
W. E. r. fcott tn The Outtoa.
It Is easy to establish the right relationship with birds.
I remember onct an elm tree blew down In front of our
home. In which there was a nest of young flickers. I did
not wish to bring them Into the house, as I did not care
to have my birds hear their notes, and to put them Into an
old bird cage and left them outside. We fed them with
the regular bird food, and they grew up all right. They
bcamc so tame that when the door was left open they
flew out and went all about, but always came back to the
cage, and when the house door opened and any one ap
peared they fairly yelled with delight and begged to be
An Automobile Accident.
rtillad-lrhla Preau. "
"I suppose you heard about Bkorcher's accident with his
"No; what was It?"
"He took a, 100-mile spin and didn't hit a single person.
BAYNE ACQUITTED OF MURDER.
Accused of Killing V. E. Grayson
at .Toplin, jIo.
Joplln. Mo.. July 6. George G. Bayne was
acquitted here to-day on the charge of mur-
'er. The case was given to the Jury late
last night and the Jury began Its dellbera-tlcn-)
early this morning. At 9 o'clock a
verdict of not guilty was brought In.
The care has excited more Interest than
any murder trial tried In Joplln In years.
FOR DEBTS AND INTEREST.
To the Editor of The Republic.
St. Louis. July 5. To-day the following
I paragraph appeared In the Globe-Demo-
' ..1 a, .
TIM party that ujed up JH.oan.tw tn reduce a
State debt of j:L').-W to K. .( ha un
-rlva to tho taat ditch, and slmp!- rurK.es now
.hn 1: trlea t-j lie.
Does tho editor of that once esteemed
sheet Imagine that the reading public are
fools, or does he man to discredit It and
Us iwrty's claims?
If the paragraph la to be taken seriously
that Is, If we are to believe the G.-D. Is
honest and sincere In this statement and
believes that tbe charge of dishonest or
carelest methods In handling the State's
finance-) is sustained then Indeed U the
foot killer riding roughshod over com
mon sense In the editorial rooms.
Ltt us see what of common ense Is con
tained In the above editorial. If the writer
remembers correctly, the claim Is made
covering a period of thirty years, and at the
beginning of that time the State debt was
Kl.OO.C-0 and Is now ,V0.0.), having been
, reduced JIS-OC.C".'). I gle herewith two ex-
Iamples of how. under most propitious cir
cumstances. It would take JH.OOO.ftO to re
duce a Kl.akJ.TO debt to JJ.OCO.OW In thirty
I Example 1 Presuming the debt to be JIl.
OO.i0 thirty years ago and the interest
rate to b 6 per cent per annum, and thit
J50.0") was paid off every year after the
firm year, the Interest to be paid during
mre tntrty years would be Et.TT-WO. Add
principal paid off. which Is JI6.0.0). You
have a legitimate charge of JW.7D.ft: and
at 6 pr cent and without charging any ex
J penses. such as commission, etc.. against
I the account.
j Example I We know no such favorable
I arrangement an paying ofT half a million
. each year on the State' debt could have
been made In floating the bonds, and that
most likely they ran for a period of at
least ten years, by which supposition we
are giving the G.-D. all the best of It. Now
let us see what result we have from such a
D-bt J-.I.0-0.W0. Interest 19 years at s
rr cent JtlW.O'")
W -rill now suppose the drht ws re
dived ti(W.(v and that new bond
-r tMued for the remainder for an
aiMitlorHt ten year-" at per cent.
Uht JtS.ioa.pt). ten years. S pr cent:
At the nl of twenty years we will
vapprie COO.CCi) . paid on the debt,
trarlns tt JKU-AOiO. which we wtll
prra'-me) was placed at same lmerrt.
Debt Jl.00e.OCO. ten rears at C ir rent:
And at th!-i period JS CV).. w.T paid
off. making debt Ji..e. a new up
peird to be. and we hare the followlnx
Interest paid K.).("0
Principal paK K.90U00
"FRA DIAVOLO," AS
PRESENTED AT DELMAR.
"Fra Dtavolo." which had not been seen
here slnco the Whitney forces gave It last
fall, afforded good summer entertainment at
Delmar. Here and there new quips attuned
to the atmosphere were Introduced. J. Clar
ence Harvey and Riley Hatch livened
th'ngs wonderfully. They appeared as
Dlavolo's spys. Ono brisk novelty conceived
by them was a dance In the third act
While Lorenzo and his troopers planned
the capture of their chief they called for
wtho again and again. Upon being servid.
Hatch, as Beppo. took the tray from Zer
llna's hands and held It before Glacomo
(Harvey), who Immediately executed a.
drunken reel that resulted la Instant ap
plause. Beppo then capered to the accom
paniment of a tune tljslly hummed by
Glacomo. Their funny grimaces made the
interpolation go capitally. Maude Williams,
ai Zerllna. wore very pretty costumes. Sho
pleased most In the bedchamber sceno by
her devotion song.
Mlro Delarnotta. was seen as Dlavolo. He
reemed to take an Interest In all be did and
his singing often relieved the monotony ot
old situations. Edwin A. Clark made a
good Lord Allcash. Blanche Chapman a.1
Lady Allcash sang delightfully.
Billy Van Is the favorite at the Suburban
Garden this week. True to his promise, ha
comes back with a. monologue and several
first-class rarodles. But It Is Van's way ot
telling a Joke, and not the Joke itself that
provokes laughter. He Is constantly mug
ging, hns a wonderful way of handling his
voice and employs a make-up that Is de
cKSedly funnj. Jessie Couthoul. who hns
appeared almost as often as Van In this
city, also has a monologue and gets results
with It. too.
Hugh Stanton and Florence Modena pro
vM good entertainment with their well
writlen oomedlettj. "For Reform." The
story Is told so naturally and the two
parts acted so well that one is tempted to
put this sketch down a one of the best
In vaudeville. Wlncherman's bears and
monkeys are a novelty. The largest bear
Is a fine specimen and when walking erect
towers two feet above his master. The
Five Nosses. also here for the first time,
offer a musical act.
Lew Sully did a new monologue and bur
lesqued new songs at the Highland yes
terday, all of whleh were as gracefully ac-
c;.ted as his last week's discourse. It
w .M be difficult to tell Just how he ob
t:il -! that flush In his face which matched
h. -oyal purple suit. Falke and Semon
ap a-ed In a music travesty, which they
ha Lfn giving at the Palace Theater.
Lr- "i. ".My Lady Hottentot" was the
br'i . particular bit with which the Poney
RalU-t opened Its second week's act. George
Jones, with a fresh budget of ballads, has a
luscious looking slice of watermelon paint
ed on canvas, out of the seeds of which his
darky chorus protrude their heads. Joslo
De Witt's rendition of "The Palms." with
violin obllgato. played by-herself. Is a ycod
number. "The Pretty Maid" from "Floro
dora." to which Miss De Witt accompanied
herself. Is also an attractive selection.
The funniest thing In evidence at Uhrig's
Cae was the burlesque sketch. "A One
Horse Circus." w-itten by Harry MorrU.
He brings out the humorous side of circus
life .n the most diverting fashion, and Miss
May Howard gives the bill a fetching scenic
setting. "The Sapho Trial" was the other
travesty. In the vaudeville. Nellie Sylves
ter sang a number of new serio-comic selec
tions. Of the new Hvln: pictures, the comic
"Good Morning. Csirle." pleased the mot.
"The Vampire." the Bruno-Jones replica
after Rudyard Kipling's poem, was seen,
and "The Deluge" was patterned after Gus
tave Dore's famour canvas. A srts of
conversational sket-hes were presented. In
which the comedians appeared to ad
vantage. The performance at Hashagens Park thU
week covers several acts which receive an
equal measure of applause, and soma
which escape tt altogether. Shannon and
Scanlun receive more than their share In
, conversation and songs. Olive Vnll come
. next in point or favor. Her soprano solo
I are an interesting feature. Then there are
George Chester. Edwin Butz. Joe Scanlan
and Wallace and Cltrk. The free attrac
tions include the Muxell balloon ascension
' and a high dive by Charles Lewis.
I John W. World. at Mannlon's. Imitate)
' the eccentric Dan Daly. He sings with the
Daly drawl, too. With him Is Mllland
Hastings, whose dancing Is the best thlnir
I she does. Tom Mack appears as a mln-
strel monoloslst; Brazil and Brazil offer
some acrobatic tricks that are neatly
done: the Gottlobs have a comedy called
-a snrewu uutchman. Joseph F. Hortlz.
the Illustrated sons musician, holds over.
"Richard III." with Richard Buehler in
the title part. Is now on at Koerner's Gar
den. Lillian Kemble nnd Will S. Rising
also play prominent roles. The revival Is
anything but tedious, even if the thermom
eter does Indicate a rWng temperature.
West End Heights attracted quite a
crowd cf the curious, who were eager to
Inspect the new resort. They foucd tt cool
and the show In the pavilion worth seeing.
A vaudeville bill was presented. The top
"Jners were Bessie Gilbert, cornetlst; War
ren and Blanchard and Ramsey and Arno.
TEXAS PACIFIC STniKB SETTLED.
FASHION IDEA FROM FRANCE.
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Hi A. rTj' rWrgrrfX
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This pretty costume Is made of white lin
en and trimmed in fancy braid and maca
roons In a very novel and artistic manner. It
hows many new features, among them be
ing the low neck and wide capo effect, both
or -which are very popular.
Tot-,1 paid t.SMt
It will lie noticed that nothlnr Is charged
against the account except Interest and
principal, and thai the debt Is stilt &XO.0Q0.
nnd that almost $II.C".0. was legitimately
used In redd-lng a d'bt of JH.00O.000 to 3.
CW.Oi"). After an exposition of these figures
will the G.-D. still exclaim: "Fellow-citizens
cf Mit-souri. trcst them no longer. In
the pest thirty years, they paid off your
State's debt but Jlti")."") and used $11,000.
OCO of jour money with which to do It.
Send them to the rear and let us show you
what ue know of handling your affairs. "
WIND CAVE IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Wonderful Subterranean Cavern
Arouses .Interest of Scientists.
Washington. July 6. Interest has been
aroused In scientific circles here over the
huge subterranean wind cave In the south
ern part of Custer County. South Dakota
and the authority given by Congress to sst
the region aside from public entry until
further exploration shall determine the de
sirability of converting the cave Into a na
A bill to create a national park was intro
duced by RepresentaUve Lacey of Iowa. It
was referred to the Committee on Public
Lands and sent back to the House with a
favorable report. But Congress adjtfurned
without making an appropriation for this
purpose, the cave being left under the Ju
risdiction of the Secretary of the Interior
until further legislation may be enacted.
The cave Is twelve miles southeast of tho
town of Custer and Is a large cavern pos
sessing wonders of surpassing Interest,
An tnvcstlcaUon made by two experts of
the Geological Survey developed many
miles cf galleries branching ana reticulat
ing along the Joined planes of carbonaceous
limestone, and numeiouj chambers cf great
dimensions and tbe usual stalactltlc and
ptalagmltlc formations, soma of notable
beauty and much unique "boxwork" of
thin Interjecting veins of carbonate of lima
projecting from the walls and catlings. It
attracts a. large cumber of visitors.
Machtnlota to Retnrn to Work To-Day
Without Prejudice on Either Side.
Dallas. Tex.. July 6 The strike of the
machinists on the Texas and Pacific Rail
road, which has been In progress for about
two months, was finally settled to-night
after nearly a week's conference between
General Manager Thome, on the part ot
the railroad, and a committee representing
the machinists organlzaUon of Texas,
headed by J. H. Moore, secretary of the or
der. Both sides made concessions.
Mr. Thome states that "no prejudice oa
the part of the railroad company is to
lodge against the men who struck, and no
prejudice on the part of the machinists Is
to lodge against men who took the places
of tho strikers."
Mr. Moore says that "the men did not
get all the concessions they desired, but
they got a good deal. The terms of settle
ment will make the Texas and Pacific one
of the best roads in the country for the
union machinists." Tho strikers are to re
rum to work to-morrow.
MRS. ELIZABETH HARRIS. "--REPUUUC
Farmlngton. Mo.. July 6. Mrs. Elizabeth
Harris, widow of the late Joseph Harris,
died at tfce home of her son. Andrew Har
rl. ye'erday. She was Tt years old. Jo
seph Harrb was one of the best known
stock men In the State.
Harrlsburg. III.. July 6. Davis Richmond
and Miss Minnie Stiff were married at tho
home of the bride la this city to-night by
the Reverend John Odum,
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS, t
From The ltepubtlc. July J. 1ST7.
A concert was givin ot tho esl-
dence of William Navo. No. 127 Mar-
ke't street. la which the best talent in
tho city took part. So.oi. duets, quar-
tets nnd sextets were sung trim th
operas of "Maritana." "Lucia de
Lammamoor" and "Tannhauscr.
The Llederkranz also gave a concert
at Schnalders Gard-n.
The dramshop bill caused a lively
fight In the House of Delegates. It
was proposed to c!oe saloons at 13
o'clock at night- A resolution was
Introduced to the eft jet thar r.o Deis-
gate who was ensngej tn the Mquor
business should be allowed to vote
This was defeated. Thirteen cf tho
twenty-eight members were in tbe
City dogcatchers reported a poor
business. They could not catch
enough canines to make the under-
The St. Louis Jockey Club was or-
gantzed and the races at tha Fair
Grounds were placed undVr Its Jum-
A will remarkable for Its brevity
was filed for probate. It was made
$ by William Mochrle and read: 'I glv
all I possess to wife. Catherine Jones
Mochrle. In property and money.