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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1902.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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George L. Alien. Vice President.
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responsible for Its defeat. Kerens was satisfied with
the action of the convention.
Tlie National Committeeman Is now maintaining
headquarters to secure the nomination of susceptible
Republicans for the General Assembly In close dis
tricts. The Itepublic has published from time to
time how this result has been secured In some of the
districts. Kerens Is the only man who Is after the
nomination and Is the only Senatorial aspirant In the
Republican ranks who expects to secure the honor.
Yet the Republican organs have been engaged to
make It appear that other men are In the race. Every
suggestion regarding some possible opponent of
Kerens Is taken up with the avidity born of despair.
Even the Kerens organs encourage the Indorsements
which Colonel D. 1. Dyer has received In counties
Meanwhile the National Committeeman, with the
aid of the lobby. Is putting friends on the county
tickets. Ho will be the Republican nominee for
I'nlted States Senator. AH Republican newspapers
know this to be the fact. Knowing this, they sup
press the news at the dictation of the lobby.
CUBAN ANNEXATION ISSUE.
Representative Cooper of Wisconsin does not use
too strong a word when he cliaracterizes as "brutal"
the talk of the annexation of Cuba now being In
dulged In by certain Republicans whose Imperial
of allowing the Cuban reel- eP'rit cannot approve of the establishment of an In-
slandered the memories of leading Republicans as
well as of Democrats of a generation ago. They
have attempted to ruin the financial reputation of the j
State. AVhen the simple facts show that the charges
arc not only baseless but absurd and Impossible, the
experts and newspapers repeat the slanders without
attempting to deal with the refutation.
All this is a confession that the business Is a pure
Invention, circulated for Temporary political purposes.
There Is no desire for the truth; if there were, these
perpetual motion politicians would show some Inter
est In the truth when it Is put before their eyes.
FOR THE PEOPLE TO SETTLE.
Although several Republican newspapers are ur
ging President Roosevelt to call an extra session of
Congress In an attempt to secure the passage of the
Cuban reciprocity bill, there Is little likelihood that
Mr. Roosevelt will follow their advice.
Unless the President Is so earnest In his desire for
fair dealing with Cuba as to be capable of rising
above party, the vehement representations of ma
chine leaders may be counted upon to prevent an
extra Congressional session. These machine poli
ticians know that failure would probably attend an
effort to force the passage of the bill in question, cer
tain selfish interests being all-powerful against that
measure, and that the consequent Injury to the Re
publican party would be serious. For these partisan
reasons the "wisdom'
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SATURDAY, JULY 12. 1902.
Vol. 93 No. 12
CIRCULATION DURING JUNE.
Charles W. Knapp, ueneral Manager of The St- Louis
Republic, being duly sworn, sa that the actual number of
full and complete copies of the Dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of June, 1SC2, all In regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
I Sunday. 120,370
8 Sunday 120,630
15 Sanity 121,500
22 Sunday 120,920
proclty Issue to rest till the December session will be
The truth of the matter Is. evidently, that the
dominant element in the Republican parry is de
termined that the principle of protection shall not be
"tinkered" with, even to the extent of permitting reci
procity with Cuba. The country will be heard from
in the Congressional elections this fall, and all the
power of money and influence over employes In the
business world and ofllceholders under the Govern
ment will be exerted to preeut the rebuke and pun
ishment of the Republican party for Inaction on the
Cuban issue. If this should prove successful, the
parry's position would be vastly improved. If. de
spite such pressure, the Congressional elections
should go against the Republican party well, they
would, perhaps, have been even more adverse In the
event of an impotent special session.
The situation, happily. Is plain to the people. The
Republican majority In Cougress has failed to do Its
duty in a matter vitally affecting the national honor.
The President Is afraid to call an extra session In
au attempt to compel a performance of this duty. It
26 115,220 I remains for the people to hold the Republican party
29 Sunday 121,810
Total for the month 3,491,370
Iess all copies spoiled ia printing, left over
Net number distributed 3,407,052
Average daily distribution 113,568
And said Charles W. Knapp further says that the num
ber of copies returned and reported unsold during the
month of June was 10.25 per cent.
CHARLES TV. KNAPP.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 33th day of
J. F. FARISH.
I Notary Public. City of St. Louis, Mo.
1 Sly term expires April 26, 1903.
W The St. Louis carrier force of The Republic
deliver mora than B4tOOO coploo every dny. This
Is nearly four times as many as any other morn
ing newspaper del Ivory In St. Louts and more
than twice as many as any mornlns or evening
WORLD'S 1 904 FAIR.
EXAMINE PUBLIC SENTIMENT.
"Whilo the Republican politicians and newspapers
are endeavoring to untangle the mess of figures which
they have evolved out of the fiscal reports, they might
gain an Insight into actual conditions by interviewing
the business men of recognized standing and without
political prejudice about the attempts being made to
besmirch the record of honored Democratic officials.
A nummary of the "discrepancies" which five of
the Republican "experts" have found discloses a
totalized allegation that Missouri has lost about $32,
000,000 during the past thirty years. As the entire
collections were something over $54,000,000, the "ex
perts" may be assumed to have let nothing escape
their vigilant search.
After such a momentous discovery the natural
sequence would be an outburst of indignation from
the business element. The trustees of the educa
tional Institutions would raise a furore which would
drive out of the country those guilty of the Immense
steals. Indignation meetings would be held In every
part of the State. It would be strange Indeed If the
Indignation would be expressed in anything less than
a physical manner.
Yet the business men of Missouri have been singu
larly silent. After reading the Republican organs on
,thls aubject they turn away with disgust at the Igno
rance displayed regarding thcr financial transactions
of "tie State. They laugh at the credulity of the poli
ticians In believing that the people take the allega
Everybody knows and none better than the busi
ness man that the fiscal affairs of Missouri arc In
excellent condition. They are satisfied that the taxes
have been judiciously spent and accounted for in a
proper manner. That Republican newspapers are
unable to appreciate this fact Is a lamentable com
ment on their perspicuity.
NO INTEREST IN THE FACTS.
Republican machine-made "experts" are like the
discoverers of perpetual motion. They never prove
anything, never consider the facts and go on repeat
ing their absurdities In the face of refutation and of
Mr. Tatum has shown that If the Parkes Eystem
of "twice-paid bonds" were applied to the city of St.
Louis the "expert" would find that bonds had been
paid a half dozen times.
That Is, If bonds having the same numbers arc to
be treated as the same bonds, regardless of the char
acter of the series, the officials of St. Louis must
Inevitably be charged with entering a set of londs
on the books a half dozen times as paid. Then would
come the Parkes conclusion that somebody had stolen
fire-sixths of the total amount so entered as paid.
The story of the Southwest Branch 7 per cent
bonds Is plain, be bonds mentioned In the ordl
cance of 1873 were undoubtedly destroyed by a legis
lative committee. Not one was ever presented for
nayment The ordinance of 1875 was adopted by the
convention merely out of abundance of caution. The
bonds of similar numbers but of different series and
different interest rate found by Parkes as subse
quently paid had no more relation to the Southwest
Branch sevens of the ordinance than to the Hannibal
and St. Joseph or any other series of bonds.
Mr. Tatum has recited from the public records the
complete answer to the Parkes charge of 51.01S.000
stolen bonds paid twice through the complicity of
State officials.. This man Parkes and his. newspaper.
organs he has had both newspaper ends of the
Kerens-Aklns combine since the day of the Phelps
agreement," though the Star was ridiculing the
jStobVa "Rxseit" only a few months ago hav
to a stem accounting
for a refusal to obey the popu-
TRACr, TIIE OUTLAW. "
Courage of any sort commands admiration even If
the motives inspiring the individual acts of daring
may be most contemptible. Physical bravery Is the
heritage of former days when the master proclaimed
his prowess by sheer force of arms.
Driven to desperation, Harry Tracy has been mak
ing outlaw history in Washington. Within the fort
night he has distanced many of the fabled Nick Car
ter heroes for daring and uncxplalnable luck. Crazy
or sane, his series of exploits In escaping from depu
ties are of a sort to excite every romantic mind.
While Tracy lives brigandage is not dead. In his
performances Is the very spirit of outlawry. He has
killed his enemies, murdered a partner whom he
deemed without sutficlent "sand," sent terrorized
farmers to town to do his bidding, tied a farm hand
to a tree while the women of the house prepared his
meal, dodged through cordons of deputies which were
supposed to be Invulnerable and made escapes in
every possible form of dare-deviltry.
In the natural order of things, he will be caught.
Human endurance cannot continue beyond certain
points. Some day, probably very shortly, Tracy will
either be captured or killed. Until he passes from
the scene of action, his figure Is unique and excep
tional in modern life. He has shown that there are
conditions where criminal courage may survive for
awhile. He is one of the last of a passing host which
has grown less in numbers as civilization has pressed
THE JOPLIN MINING DISTRICT.
To those persons who have kept posted on the de
velopment of Missouri's natural wealth and resources
there Is nothing surprising in the fact that the Manu
facturers Record, in a recent issue, devotes so great
favorable attention to existing conditions in the Jop
Hn mining district.
Throughout the entire Union there Is no parallel
to the growth of this section during the past few
years. Heavy investments of capital in the estab
lishment of mining plants for the handling of the
rich stores of lead and zinc have been rewarded by
the most generous returns. The promise of even
more remunerative future development Is exception
Yet, as the Manufacturers Record points out, only
about 4 per cent of the 700 square miles of this rich
Southwestern territory Is under development, this
fact indicating the Importance of the field for In
vestment thus offered to capitalists.
AVhen It Is remembered, also, that the land above
the mineral deposits is excellent farming land, the
territory in question is seen to offer as potent Induce
ments for agricultural as for mineral investment.
The attention devoted to the Joplln district by the
Manufacturers' Record Is a logical phase of the
growth of that section. So rich a district cannot fall
to become internationally known as offering the best
returns on capital employed In the development of Its
KERENS WILL BE NOMINATED.
The lobby always prefers to work In secret. The
less information concerning Its plans given to the
public the greater its satisfaction. Using means hid
den from Inspection, its ends can best be gained by
fooling the people.
No better illustration of this system could be given
than the tactics which have been followed by the
lobby element In the Republican party of this State.
Within the past six months every step which has
been taken by this controlling portion of the party
has been done with the Intent of making a bunko
.Party organs have aided the attempt. When a
conference of party leaders was held In the offices of
the Missouri Pacific Railroad the Republican news
papers suppressed the fact that Colonel William II.
rhelps, the leading legislative agent of Missouri, was
In attendance. The place of meeting was also kept
out of the columns of the party organs.
However, the terms of the "agreement" were pub
lished with the full blare of rejoicing over the "basis
of harmony" reached by Messrs. Aklns and Kerens.
Briefly stated. Colonel Kerens agreed to withdraw
all opposition to Mr. Aklns as State Chairman anil
Mr. Aklns promised to let the nomination of a United
States Senator go over to the Republican caucus In
.the General Assembly. .
The Republican Convention In Jefferson City car
ried out Its part of the "agreement." Every effort
of the so-caKed reformers and anti-lobbyists to nomi
nate a candidate In the State Convention fell flat.
The failure of Aklns and Frank Roberts, the latter's
supposed representative In the Missouri Paclfjc con
ference, to support the anti-Kerens movement was
ilitnnnilntif t finttlilli. t.t1. nM It. n nnctli win
quered Instead and added to our Insular possessions.
The Wisconsin Congressman Is right, also, in de
claring that the forcible annexation of Cuba, against
the consent of the Cuban people, which Is undoubted
ly the object of those now so loudly urging a dis
cussion of the annexation Issue, would be in violation
of our pledges to Cuba and to the world.
We cannot afford to deal treacherously with Cuba
If we arc to maintain our national honor. There Is
no escape from this view of the situation.
Trust Interests behind the movement for the early
annexation of Cuba must not be permitted to stultify
the United States for the advancement of selfish
ends. They are all-powerful with the Republican
party, but the American people must take an honest
stand against them and the party which they own.
This Government's good name Is vitally at stake
In the matter of our dealings with Cuba. No power
should be great enough to make us prove false to a
little country now glorying in liberty and self-government
and looking to us, the world's example of
the blessings of liberty and self-government, for that
support and encouragement to which we arc bound
by our own creed of freedom.
In the death of Rhodes Clay the Democratic party
of Missouri loses a fine specimen of what It is begin
ning to need young men of talent and highly edu
cated ambition. Missouri is a great State, but she
has not many young men of such promise In politics.
The Republic has had the opportunity during the
past two years of knowing the young man's objects
and ideals. He was certain, with continued life and
strength, to have made a mark for himself and to
have been a force for enlightenment the while. It
Is a matter of public regret that he has been so sud
denly lost to party and State.
Maybe Queen Alexandra bought that volume of
President Roosevelt's essays on 'The Strenuous Life"
as a means of Intensifying a love of "royalty" In
Teddy's otherwise stanch American bosom.
The "After-Horror" of Mnrtlnlqne.
Geoix Kennan In tho Outlook.
I have never experienced anything more trying to the
nerves than this prowling through silent, empty houses,
expecting ever moment to come. In the semldarkness. up
on the ghastly, ash-plastered bodies of dead men and
women. If they had looked like other corpses, they would
not have made such an Impression upon rny Imagination:
but in these gray, dust-covered figures there were sugges
tions of some mysterious, frightful end. wcrse than death
by sickness, by accident, or even by murder. In the lower
story of one house where we had not yet found any dead.
Mr. Clerc stopped suddenly. listened with strained atten
tion for an instant, and then cried in a. hoarse whisper.
"Hark! what's that? There's somebody walking overhead!"
A cold creeping sensation seemed to go down my spine as
Imagination suggested to me the picture of one of thoir
gray figures, with swollen, blackened face and ash
plastered eye-sockets, reeling Its way slowly downstairs
It was Impossible, and I knew that It was Impossible; but
the very Idea seemed to chill my blood. Mr. Jaccacl seemed
cool, observant, and perfectly self-controlled at nil times;
but Mr. Clerc was nervously overwrought, and Mr. Varlan
admitted to me that those silent houses, filled with ash
plastered corpses were the "ipooklest" places he had ever
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MRS. HARRISON. DRUMMOND.
Who is established In her cottage at Bar Harbor, and a moving spirit in the gaycty of
thlj lather exclusive resort, Tho Druramond yacht. White Heather, has just arrived
at the Harbor and Mrs. Dnimmcnd has plans under way for many delightful cruises
during the summer. She will also entertain much on board while the yacht remains
In harbor. In the way of nautical luncheons and smart dinners. Mr. Drummond and
the famous twins. "Jack" and "Jill," sharo her enthusiasm for the water and the
comcQuent Jolly summer life; and tbelr cottage will held a succession of house par
ties all season.
BILLS FOR REPAYING
WEST PINE PASSED
Provide for Reconstruction With
Bituminous .Macadam Adjourn
ment Resolution Laid Over.
The two bills providing for reconstruction
of West Pine boulevard, from Grand ave
nue to King's Highway boulevard, were
passed last evening by the House of Dele
gates. Only Mr. Faulkner, who Is said to
prefer brick paving, voted against them.
They were reported favorably several
weeks ago by Chairman Cronln of the Com
mittee on Public Improvements, but were
recommitted at the suggestion of Mr. Den
ny, who said the property owners wanted
asphalt paving. Bituminous macadam pave
ment, a patented material, will be used.
The bills were passed by the Council.
On motion of Mr. Sweeney the Councll'3
concurrent resolution for adjournment was
laid over for two weeks. Mr. Sweeney said
too many Important public Improvement
bills are pending. The bill establishing and
opening Michigan atenue. between Chero
kee and Osceola streets, was reconsidered
The following- Council bills were parsed:
Appropriating CM.OX) for a covered reser
voir at Baden: authorizing construction of
an office. warehouse and stable In the 'Wa
terworks pipe storage yard on Eager road:
appropriating 1130.000 for work on the new
City Hospital pavilions, and authorizing In
stallation of three new toilers In the Insinc
Frobmin and the TUeatrlcnl Syndicate.
It is hardly possible to speak of Charles Forhman with
out saying something of the syndicate, or Theatrical
Trust, of which he la the moving spirit. The syndicate
directly controls nearly alt the flrst-elass theaters in tho
principal cities of the country, and it exercises an Indirect
but none the less effective control over hundreds of minor
theaters In the one-night stands. Competition with it is
next to Impossible, for a profitable traveling circuit cannot
be made up without using some cf Its theaters, and a
company that plays in independent theaters where they
exist cannot get Into the trupt theaters where there aro
no others to be had. Although this combination was
founded only a few years ago and has been enormously
profitable, there Is some reason to believe that Mr. Frch
man is not entirely contented in It and would be glad to
segregate his Interests and run his own circuits In his own
way. It is. not impossible that this may come about In
the near future
LIVERPOOIAt meetings of tie shars
holdrrs of Fowler Bros, and Fowler. Son&
Co.. Just held here, resolutions In favor of
the Rdoptlon of the agr-vment p-ovldmn
for the sale of their business to Swift e
Co. of Chicago were passed.
MAXIIA The spread of cholera has
slightly decreased, possibly on accent of
'he rain. Th totals since outbreak are:
Manila. I.1S1 cases and LT1J deaths; Pro-.-lnce.
12,-TiS cases and 9.1S.7 deaths.
MANILA-Ceneral MaxIIon. wv has
been convicted of treason at Cebu. Island
or Cebu. has been sentenced to ten reW
Imprisonment and to pay a fine of JiOCO.
General Xotlso. who was Jointly charaeil
with General MaxIIon, was sentenced to
seven years' imprisonment and a rlmilar
MANILA General Davis has turned over
the command cf the American troopj In
Mladjinao Island to General Sumner. Tne
two Generals are visiting Camp VickirSv
where the Americans face the Moica.
COLLEGE SPRINGS. IA. The BoanTof
Dlrectors of Amity CoIIegi has e'fctcd ths
Reverend Mr. Smith of Burlington Junction.
Ma. as president of the college to mi the
vacancy caused bythe recent resignation o
MINNEAPOLIS-The National Federation
of Teachers has been organized, the fol
lowing officers belnr chosen: Presi
dent. Margaret Healey, CMcago; first
vice president. Miss K. Maud rium. Si.
Paul; second vice president. Mln Mary Mc
Gowan. Cincinnati; secretary, M!u An
nette Rosenthal. Milwaukee: treasurer,
Mhs Emma McCabe. New York.
DES MOINES-Mrs. Frank Lavalleur of
Newton has been bound ovr to tr Grand
Jury by Justice Alfree on a charge of mur
dering her aged husband.
NEW YORK-rollce Chief Oraul of Tat
ersnn. N. J., has been acquitted cf tho
charges made against him by Major Hlnch
cllffe. who suspended him for -iltegn! neg
lect of duty during the recent riot: of strik
ing silk mfil workers.
JUDGE REBUKED GRAND JURY.
Court Angry Because They Didn't
Evansvllle. Ind.. July U. Judge Hamilton
A. Mattlson of the Circuit Court to-day in
discharging the Grand Jury severely criti
cised the Jurors for railing- to return In
dictments against saloonkeepers and gamb
lers. He Instructed them to do this, and they
failed to earn out the Instructions. The
Judce Indirectly charred that they had
violated their oaths. Judge Mattlson is one
of the leaders in the Republican party
here, and the saloonmen are. greatly
wrought up over his utterances.
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
SCENE AFTER A SUMMER SHOWER.
BT ANDHEWS NORTON.
"Happy Marrtfisce" Ad-Ire to Women.
Lavlna Hirt In Collier's Wreklr.
Congeniality of temperament, likeness and tastes, sym
pathy in the mental and moral standards and In the prac
tical alms that actuate everyday living these, with the
largest growth of unselfishness a lover can cultivate, con
stitute the fuel that nourishes love and makes Its contin
To love Is not sufficient. To love, to understand, and,
understanding, to act there Is the bails for true marriage.
UnUl women come to realize the difference between true
marriage and mock marriage, until they are ready to de
mand all and give all. they will probably keep right on
marrying because they are asked.
Meanwhile, for the awakening girl of the period who
Is beginning vaguely to wonder why Ideals cannot be
practically applied, here Is a golden rule that can never
lead her far astray: When in doubt, say "No."
Same Old Style of Ilnkr.
The famous Thomas B. Reed cherishes a secret fond
ness for baked chicken, and this dish is prepared with the
greatest care under tho supervision of Mrs. Reed. A fresh
and if possible tender fowl is selected nnd dressed care
fully. The legs are thrust through the hole made In draw
ing It at the back and the wings pinioned close to the
sides. After a dredging with salt and pepper, the bird Is
placed In a dripping pan with about half a teacup of water
and put Into an oven at moderate heat, where it is allowed
to remain for fifteen or twenty minute. The basting Is
then begun and repeated frequently until the testing with
the fork shows that the cocking Is done. In the case of
too rapid browning another pan Is turned over the dripping
pan at the last.
Coal Mining; In India.
The Equitable Coal Company is the sole introducer cf
coal-cutting machinery, but up to now it has been a great
success. It Is In this direction, says an official of the Bengal
Coal Company, namely, cheapening production by an In
creased output, that any Improvement must be expected, in
the future, for the great difficulty is labor. Although India
Is a country teeming wfth humanity, the native Is inde
pendent, thriftless and lazy by nature, the worst feature
about him being that you cannot depend on him. Holidays
throughout the year are his sole Idea: he makes sufficient
in one day to last him three or four, and Immediately
knocks oft work.
Andrews Norton. -oodaUr olitlnguUhed a. theoIoUn. . bom .taY th
e-mb,r . 1T1. and died t Newport. R. I.. SI. ummr home. &ptemb-r 1. ItSI II was ntth
ta deseerl from William Norton cf Ip.wlcS. tvho was brother of tbe Reverend John Norton, the
.uecHr of Jcn Cotton In the pa.torate of tl fim cbnrch in Boston. He entered Hn-rd Orf
les".Tn. . sdu.ted in 1JW. rred -'-graduate course, studied ,heoIr. and In -cepted
a tutonalp In Bowdoin Colle.. In 1111 he was tutor of mathematics of Harrard Ccllr.
Tnd In lmbme editor of the General itepesuorx. monthly publication of the -liberal-
bullnns fcr the North American Review and other periodical.
e following verse, are reprtnted from .he "Bo-ton Hook- 1MI. TMaecomp.cylnc por
trait Is fioin I photograph made from Cevenser-s bu.u ot Andrew. Norton.
HE rain Is o'er how dense and bright I
Ton pearly clouds reposing He!
Cloud above cloud, a gloiious sight.
Contrasting with the dark blue sky!
In grateful silence earth receives
The general blessing: fresh and fair.
Each flower expands Its little leaves.
As glad the common Joy to share.
The softened sunbeams pour around
A fairy light, uncertain, pale:
The wind flows cool: the scented ground
Is breathing odors on the gale.
Mid yon rich clouds' voluptucus pile,
Methlnks some spirit of the air
Might rest to gaze below awhile.
Then turn to bathe and revel there.
The sun breaks forth: from off the scene
Its floating veil of mist Is flung;
And all tho wilderness of green
With trembling drops of light Is hunt.
Now gazp on nature yet the same.
Cloning with life, by breezes fanned.
Luxuriant, lovely, as she came.
Fresh in her youth, from God's own band.
Hear the rich music of that voice.
Which sounds from all below, above;
She calls her children to rejclce.
And round them throws her arms of love.
Drink In her Influence: low-born care
.And all tho train of mean desire
Refuse to breathe this holy air.
And in the living light expire.
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TO ISSUE DAILY
PAPER IN A TENT
One of tlio Progressive Ideas to Be
Inaugurated by Oklahoma
COLONY FROM TRENTON, MO.
Expect to Found a New Town in
.Custer County With On-
Macon. Ma. July II. A daily newspaper
Issued from a tent Is the breezy Western
novelty promised by Edgar S. Bronson and
N. A. Nichols of Trenton. Mo., who stopped
oer in Macon to-day on their way fronfi
St. Louis, where they purchased the plant
to Inaugurate this unique feature in Jour
nalism. Mr. Bronson has had consider
able experience with newspaper work in
Missouri and the West, and although to
day the site of his latest venture is burled
under prairie grass miles from any habita
tion, he does not Intend to cater solely to
the education of coyote3 and Indians.
The newspaper men are going to take
their patrons with them from Trenton.
Mo., the latter part of this month, and
they expect within twenty-four hours of the
time their special, over the Frisco road,
reaches the site selected In southwest Cus
ter County. Oklahoma, there will be severel
blocks of business houses and enough tents
and temporary shelters for the new resi
dents to begin life.
The soon-to-be established town will be
called either Thomas or New Trenton, the
rame to be decided by ballot when the peo
ple get there. The creation of this magia
city of the plains was thus explained by Mr.
Bronson, who will bo the editor of the pa
pier, which will be known as the Dally
"Some months azo. when It was learned
the Frisco was building in that direction, a
committee from Trenton was appointed to
look up a site for the town, and following'
Its report the Trenton Townslte Company
was organized. The men at the head of th
enterprise are: R. M. Cook, cashier of the
Trenton National Bank; H. Wellsteln. capi
talist: H. W. Ron, druggist and extensive
land owner, and George Wright, who made
his stake In the Klondike. All live at Tren
ton. They have purchased $50 000 worth of
land from the Frisco road, on the assurance
mat u wouia maxe the proposed town a
division point. It Is calculated that the
steel will be laid to the place within ten
days and there will be about LOCO of us go
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d tIl s jcx rjm 9ka m
X. A. XICOLS AND EDGAR S. BRONSON
Of Trenton. Mo., editors who wlU conduct
a dally paper under a tent In a new Bat
tlement to be made in Oklahoma by a col
ony of Trenton settlers.
out from Trenton and Intermediate points
on a special a few days afterward. The
company has disposed of 3.000 business lots.
"Immediately upon the arrival of the lot
owners' special booths will be erected, and
the drawing win take place for the choice
of lots. Ready-made Iron buildings for
storerooms, and offices have been ordered
from St. Louis and Saginaw. Mich., and
win reach the town site about the same
time the special does. The town will go up
in a day. There will be dealers with every
class of mercandlse needed in a new coun
try and all the Drofesslons will be reore-
sented the minister. Jha law. medical, edu
cational. Journalism nd musical. A brass
band will go out with us. the members of
which will remain and play on the streets
every night to keep the new residents
from getting homesick.
"We expect the new town wllll come onto v
the roaD with at least LOOT Inhabitants. r-l
mostly or tne mala sex at first, though I
understand a number of the married men
will take their wives along with them."
The prospective publishers of the Dafly
Tribune learned to-day that a printer with
a few cases of type and an old hand press
in a prairie schooner was already headed
for the town site in the evident hope of
beating the Tribune out with a paper. This
threatened rivalry Is not creating' any un
easiness In the breasts of the Tribune pub
lishers, as they have all their advertising;
and subscription contracts spiked down and
have been awarded the city printing. The
excursionists will stop at Oklahoma City
and El Reno, where their band will sere
nade the people, and their orator will de
liver addresses. Outside of the committee
and the four promoters named not a man
has seen the lota he has purchased, on
which he will establish his store or dwell
ing, and very few ot them know anything
of the country.' they are going to, but
they are confldenf that the future is rich
in promise fcr them In their new home.
A. A. Selkirk A Co.'a
Regular Saturday sa takes place every
Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at their
salesrooms. 1S0S-10-12 Chouteau avenue. Im
mense quantities ot furniture, carpets,
stoves and other miscellaneous articles are
sold at very nominal figures.
Cast for "The Saltan at Sala.
New York. July 1L Henry W. Savage an
nounces the cast for The Sultan of Sulu"
as follows: Klran. the Sultan. Frank Mou
lin: HadJL his secretary, Frederick Frear;
Lieutenant Hardy. U. S. A.. Templar Saxe;
Colonel Budd. U. S. V.. Robert Lett: Hen
rfette Rudd. his daughter. Maud Lillian
Berri; Chlqulta. favorite wife ot the Sul
tan. Gertrude Qulnlan: Falmela Jackson.
Judge Advocate. Blanche Chapman; Dldy
mus and Rastus. slaves of the Sultan, Wrru
Brown and James Forgaty.
"The Sultan ot Sulu" will open its regular
season In St. Louis early in September and
after playing a brief tour of the country.
the Important cities only., will come to
Broadway for an extended run.
LcdtA? zfefa' -
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
From The Republic. July V. 1S77.
At the meeting of the City Council
It was discovered that the new Char
ter was defective In that it failed to
state what would happen If the May
or failed to either sign or veto a bill
that had passed the General Assem
bly. The clause providing that a
measure should go into effect after a
certain length of time had elapsed,
whether the Mayor signed It or not.
had been omitted.
A settlement of accounts between
the city and county of St. Louis oc
carloned considerable wrangling.
The Fair Association directors met
and decided to Introduce certain fea
tures in the local show that had been
popular at the Philadelphia Centen
nial. Charles Green, Julius Walsh,
A. J. Conant and S. M. Dodd com
posed the committee appointed to
make the arrangements.
Frank J. Bowman, attorney t "9
Columbia life Insurance cases, made
a long and vigorous defense before
The corner stone of the First Fres
bytezlan Church. ColllnsvlUe avenue.
East St. Louis, was laid,
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