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THE SPUBEIO: MOND'SI'E, UTJLY 14, 1902.
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MONDAY, JUIA 14, 1902.
ToL 93 No. W
CIRCULATION DURING JUNE,
Charles W. Knapp, General Manager of The St. Louis
Republic, being- duly sworn, soys that the actual nombtr el
full and oompl9t copies of the Dally as! Sunday Bepublla
printed during the month of June, 1S02, all In regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
1 Sunday 120,370
8 Sunday 120,630
IS Sunday 121,500
22 Sunday 120,920
29 Sunday. 121,810
TotBl for the month 3,491,370
Less all copies spoiled in printing, left over
Net number distributed .3,407,052
Average daily distribution 113,363
And said Charles W. Knapp further sujs that the num
ber of copies returned end reported unsold during the
month of Juno was 10.Z5 per cent
CHARL.KB W. KNAPP.
Bwora to sad subscribed before me this Nth day of
J. F. PARISH,
Notary Public, City of St. Louis, iJo.
My term expires April 2G, 29CS.
vx i he St. Louis carrier force of Th Republic
deliver mora than M.OOO ooples every day. Thla
Is nearly four tlmca as many as any other morn
ing newspaper delivery In St. Louis end more
than tvrtoe as marry as any mornlns or evening
WORLD'S 904 FAIR.
AX OUNCE OF PKEVEXTIOX.
Foolish as Miss Theodora Van Wyck of Washing
ton mu8t have been In too hastily consenting to visit
a minister with the man who expected to marry her,
Fhe must have credit for presence of mind when the
danger point had been reached. According to the
news reports, this daring young lady proceeded with
the marriage ceremony until she was asked whether
Bhe took the man for her lawfully wedded husband.
"No, I don't," she answered. "This Is serious
enough business for me to think It over." "With that
she invited the minister and the crestfallen would-be
groom to supper. There were no acceptances.
There will be no divorce suit as a result of the de
termination of Miss Van Wyck to think matters over
before binding herself by a formal marriage ceremony.
She hasprobably saved herself from a series of scenes
incidental to incompatibility of temperaments. One
home will pass through the first year with the fur
Miss Van Wyck might have done as do many fool
ish girls who let their hearts run away with their
heads. She might have let a fine mustache, a "charm
ing" manner and the endearments usual to the heart
breaker's profession dim her vision regarding the fu
ture. However, the veil was lit ted in time. She has
saved court costs, perhaps a wretched life. Mnny
girls now traveling double over a rocky road will envy
Mis Van Wyck.
.SAME OLD FACTIONAL FIGHT.
According to the general belief, based upon exist
ing conditions Inside the party organization, the Re
publican Judicial Convention to be held in Joplln next
Tuesday will, like the State Convention held In Jeffer
son City but a little time ago, develop into a bar
gain between the factions for supremacy and spoils.
This is the trouble with the Republican organiza
tion in Missouri. It has been the trouble for many
years. The party seems to lack both principles and
leaders. Its alleged "principles" resolve themselves
.into an ever-present and Insistent yearning for office
and patronage. Its alleged "leaders" attain no greater
stature than that of the political boss whose influence
Is derived from possession of the spoils.
The people of Missouri have not for a long time
been able to respect the Republican organisation In
this State, and this year's developments are certainly
not calculated to cause respect A party dominated
by a lobby alliance of which Colonel Dick Kerens and
Colonel Bill Phelps are the chief figures Is a dis
credited party. The Joplln Convention to nominate
candidates for the State Supreme Bench will be but
another step In Missouri Republicanism's progress to
wards that defeat at the polls which has been Its just
desert for a generation past
KITCHENER'S WELCOME HOME.
From the English point of view there Is ample war
rant for the tremendous enthusiasm with which Lord
Kitchener has been received on his return from South
Africa, an enthusiasm which apparently extends from
royalty straight down the line to the humblest subject
of the King.
General Kitchener has accomplished no brilliant
military feat In bringing the war against the Boers to
a victorious termination, inasmuch as he operated
with something like 200,000 British soldiers, presum
ably the flower of Europe's fighting men, against the
less than 30,000 farmer-patriots of the Boer Republics,
striving to defend their homes and liberties.
But the mere fact that he has brought the war to
an end is sufficient cause for British rejoicing. The
conflict which was to have been but "a holiday parade
of British troops to Pretoria" has long been a humiliat
ing weariness to English flesh and spirit
There will doubtless be unlimited "mafficking" In
London now; the return of Lord Kitchener and the
near approach of the postponed coronation offering a
temptation not to be resisted. The exultation over
Kitchener Js genuine and deserved. He has proved
himself to be the most capable commander in his
country's service and comes home" with laurels of
victory such as they are figuratively bound about
HELP HIM ALONG. '
Why is it that the Republican organs which have
been exploiting the large amount of available material
for United States Senator from this State are silent
concerning the great services of National Committee
man Kerens? Why is he not entitled to as much
mention as the other "possibilities," notably Hitch
cock, Dyer and Nagel?
If bouquets are to bo thrown at these men by the
Republican newspapers, why not give Colonel Kerens
his share? He is one of the patronage distributers of
this State and as such commands great influence in the
party councils. Whenever there has been a factional
fight he has been to the fore and usually managed
to remain In plain view even after being supposably
exterminated from the political fold.
Les than two months ago, the Republican organs
emphasized the fact that an "agreement" had been
reached whereby Colonel Kerens was not to be molest
ed In his Senatorial ambitions by a meddling State
convention. They pledged themselves to be part ot
the harmony which had been reached under the super
vision of the lobby In the offices of the Missouri Pa
No sooner were the circumstances surrounding the
conference made known by The Republic than a pro
test went up from the better element of Republicans.
They threatened to denounce Kerens In the State Con
vention. Upon their arrival in Jefferson City they
discovered that the "agreement" was too binding to
be broken, and gave up the fight.
So that the party virtually stands pledged to
Keren for the Senatorial nomination next January.
Every Republican nominee for the General Assembly
understands as much when he consents to put his
name on the ticket. In every county where there Is a
possibility of Republican success, Kerens lias Post
masters and other agents actively at work ro secure
the nomination of susceptible candidates.
These are facts known to every politician or well
informed voter. Yet In order to deceive the public
the Republican newspapers mention every new possi
bility for the nomination with an energy which is as
wasteful of practical results as It is Ill-conceived.
Colonel Kerens is the only real candidate for the
honor. Unless he gets It his political career in Mis
souri will be a matter of history. His methods have
ruled the Republican organization for many years.
He has directed the course of the Republican minority
In the General Assembly so that the lobby would gain
the most benefit He should not be ignored by the
organs. Let Republicans pass In the open on his
unique qualifications for the Semite. Don't let him
take the nomination from the minority without re
ceiving the encouragement due a successful manipu
lator of weak nominees.
Again has the Star forgotten recent history long
enough to demand that the fiscal books of the State
"be opened" for inspection.
It was the Star which, after nuking a display of
editorial pyrotechnics' about the books being "closed,"
refused t'o accept the Invitation of the Governor to In
Instead, it announced that Governor Dockery had
hired tho firm of experts which was negotiating with
the Star. No more convincing confession of faith in
Hasklns and Sells could be found than the frank
avowal of confidence which the Star professed at
that time. '
The books were and are open for Inspection. Roth
the Star and the Globe-Democrat refused the chal
lenge of the Governor to Inspect them.
Are Republican politicians ready to acknowledge
that they are Just shooting a few campaign fire
crackers? "Open books" are one thing and a disposi
tion to examine them another. Until Republican poli
ticians show a willingness to discard hypocrisy, they
are estopped from shouting about "closed books."
FOR A PURE MILK SUPPLY.
Mayor Wells acted with the necessary promptness
and recognition of the needs ot the situation in in
structing the Deputy Commissioner of Supplies to re
voke the contracts of Max RIsch and Joseph Schuler
for supplying the City Hospital and Poorhouse with
There should now be an intelligent and harmonious
effort to secure the enactment of legislation providing
for competent and satisfactory milk Inspection In St.
The serious character of the existing situation has
been Btartlingly indicated by the City Hospital in
cident, a revelation of the truth that impure milk was
being furnished to that Institution, menacing the lives
of its patients. These conditions call for early reme
dying: Health Commissioner Starkloff, Doctors Merrell
and Chapman, the medical members of the Health
Department the Council Committee on Sanitary Af
fairs and all other public servants whose duty It is
to assist to this end may well get together for united
action in behnlf of a pure milk supply. The milk
episode at the City Hospital has brought the local
community to a realization of the Imperative need of
great trust corporations, are growing Immensely
wealthy at toe expense of the people. The evil Is one
that calls for prompt remedying, and the applying of
the remedy Is well within the people's jxnver. Tho
political party responsible for the creation of tho
trusts, and now owned body and soul by the trusts,
should be removed from power In the government
The high protective tariff, which maintains the mo
nopolies enjoyed by the trusts, should be modified to a
tariff for revenue only, with duties removed from all
trust products. The trust evil will disappear from
American life coincident with this wise action.
Tubllc sentiment in favor of that simple and effect
ive form of antitrust legislation which will remove
tho duties on all articles controlled by the more evil
trusts gains strength nnd volume day by day. There
Is a feeling that this is tho only practical way in which
the trusts can be successfully fought The truth Is
known that the monopoly trusts could not exist but
for the high protective tariff which creates their mo
nopolies. The further truth Is known that tho Ameri
can people pay the gigantic tax Imposed by reason of
the high tariff which thus fosters and enriches the
trusts. This makes plain the manner in which the
trusts are to be overcome. The tariff duties on all
articles controlled by the monopolistic corporations
must be removed.
News dispatches bring the Interesting but not sur
prising Information that all of the men who are con
trolling the present remarkable corn (situation are
from the West Some of them are registering from
New York now, but Missouri, Illinois and others of
the great Western commonwealths gave them the
early experience and taste for initiative that are doing
the organizing at this Important moment
Mayor Wells has so satisfactorily disposed of the
City Hospital milk scandal by ordering a revocation of
the contracts of thoso who supplied Impure milk that
he 3hould now turn his earnest attention to the task
of securing legislation to establish the necessary safe
guard of competent milk inspection.
If the elusive Mr. Tracy ot the Pugct Sound coun
try continues his present remarkable sprinting exhibi
tion he will soon have a permanent address In care of
Colonel Pat Crowo and the absent Mr. Tascot
FROM THE GREAT POETS
Othello was first printed Cx years after Bhaxesrra-fs death. The itory appear to baTe been
taxea from aa XUBaa novi flm poSllihed In aicfly la 15C '-Scap" 1 an old form c the
word "escape," "ParUnce" meant deportment. The tint rxiaahed edition of the play had
-With It aU my" for "Portxac la my." "Antrs" mean "earems." "Antnropopnexl- mean
man-eaten. -Inteatrrely' xneaaa "at'enUrely." "Mac her each a man" may mean "Made
.? J?n f0f "'" a "SUd her to be an Othello." The farmer explanation would nntit
that Deedemoca popped the question." Whatever her meanlnr. Othello call It a "hint."
But la the Cnt pablUhed edition ot the play the word "hint" w not need, but a word much
trenxer. which wouil ro to prove that Ddemon really said that she would lite an Othello
for a hiaband. The qnartos hate "the set pbrae of peace." The flm foilo ha. "I won bis
disinter." omltttnr "with."
The aocompayta- portrait Is one of th many reproductions of the Chxcdos portrait which
was painted some years after Shakespeare's death. It bears no resemblance to the Droeshout
portrait nor to the Stratford bust None ef th Shakespeare portraits or autorrsphs resemble
one another. The accorapanylnr airnatnr I made from one of the many reproduction ef a
facslmUe ef the sltnature of WUtlara Ebk pears to a deed of bargain and sal with one
uenry walker; from whera be bonjbt a small estate in BXickfrUr. A copy of the denature to
the taorei are-deed wa printed la a previous number of "Poems Tou Ourht to Know." The
original deed of barjala and sals was bosiht by the city of London In 1MI and .tilt remain la
The Medical Side of "Mafficking-."
Of course, such exuberance Is an insanity of the mo
ment. When It Is over, we make excuses and look sheep
faced when brought to reflection; hut we are able to set
tle down to our prosaic existence much more quickly than
would have been poswlble it we had fought agalnX the
volcanic explosion of feeling and endeavored to cool our
series by more gradual and rational methods.
In these public outbursts of enthusiasm In the night
time, which sees the culmination of the seismic social
disturbance because inhibition is then at its lowest ebb
and the light of day is gone, we must have more light,
so we flout the quiet heavens with artificial Are. The si
lence of night is oppressive and we must have a soothing
noise. So we fhout and then laugh and sing until the
lava of jubilation has run out and we can rest lapped in
the peace that follows an irresistible lelling-go.
So might argue the crowds ailing our street on Mafe
klnp and peace nights, and the affinity of this frame of
mind to madness must strike observant men. The essen
tial difference between the madness of a man Inside an
asylum and the insanity of a. man outside is that the
former has his failure of inhibits at times when there Is
no excuse except his own personal riorlill condition. When,
therefore, the rest of society is unprepared, It resents the
forcible exhibition of what is against Its feeling of the
moment The tatter's outburst exactly " represents that
feeling, and the sanity of what is really a. manifestation
of Insanity Is accepted by all
OST potent grave and reverend aignlors. 4
My very noble and approved good masters,
That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter,
It la most true; true, 1 have married her:
The very head and front of my offending
Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I In my speech.
And little blest with the soft phrase of peace:
For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith,
Tilt now some nine moons wasted, they have used
Their dearest action In the tented field;
And little of this great world can I speak.
More than pertains to feats of broil and battle; $
And. therefore, little shall I grace ray cause.
In speaking for myself. Tet. by your gracious patience.
I will a round unvarnished tale deliver
Of my whole course of love; what drugs, what charms.
what conjuration, and what mighty magi
For such proceeding I am charged withal
I won his daughter with.
Her father loved me: oft invited me.
Still questioned me the story of my life
From year to year; the battles, sieges, fortunes.
That I have passed.
I ran it through, even from my boyish days
To the very moment that he bade me tell it;
Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances.
Of moving accidents by flood and field.
Of hairbreadth scapes, r the Imminent deadly breach.
Of being taken by the Insolent foe
And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence.
And portance in my travel's history;
Wherein of antres vast and deserts Idle.
Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaien.
It was my hint to speak. such waa the process:
And of the Cannibals that each other eat.
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders. This to hear
Would Desdemona seriously Incline:
Dut still the house affairs would draw her thence.
Which ever as she could with haste dispatch.
She'd come again, and with a greedy ear.
Devour up my discourse: which I observing.
Took once a pliant hour, and found good means
To draw from her a prayor of earnest heart.
That I would all my pilgrimage dilate.
Whereof by parcels she had something heard.
Rut not intentively. I did consent:
And often did beguile her of her tear.
When I did speak of some distressful stroke.
That my youth suffered. My story being done,
she gave me for my pains a world of sighs:
She awore In faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange.
'Twos pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful;
She wished she had not heard It; yet she wished
That heaven had mttde her ?uch a man; she thanked me.
And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her,
I should but teach him how to tell my story.
And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake;
She loved me for the dangers I had passed;
And I loved her that she did pity them
This only Is the witchcraft I have used.
Here comes the lady; tet her witness IL
FOR THE PASSING OF MIKE.
Some Xeir Health Rule.
Xew Tork Chronicle.
Kvery little while somebody publishes a l!t of health
rules, the observance of which Is guaranteed to stretch a
men's life to the hundred mark, but somehow we keep 1D CUflU RPCPHMQIDI C
on dvlnir lust the iMnn nnd I th,rr(nr. nrl. if m "n "" nCOrUrilOlDLC
rules are as good as they should be. If not, how would
Take a drink whenever you want It, but you are a fcol
if you want one often.
Eat what you knowwlll do your system tho most cccd.
irrespective of the real or imagined? wishes of thas;
Get a little air Into jour rungs and a little exsrcl.i in
your legs after a hearty dinner and before going to bed.
Never smoke a cigar any longer than it tastes good to
you, even if it did cost you 2 cents.
Never smoke on the endless chain olan. lighting a
freBh cigar from the butt of its predecessor.
Go home and to bed when you feel sleepy, eren !f yoa
have to give the boys a pipe story about your wife being
Get up In the morning when you have fully slept your
self out and not before.
Take a good dose of liver medicine when you feci that
everybody in the world Is wrong and you are rlalit. nnl
also when you feel that work was Intended for slaves
and therefore not for you.
Use plenty of cool water inside and out every morning
and. above nil thlne don't chafe and fret about business
matters after the sun goes down.
TIIE TRUSTS AKE RESPONSIBLE
In a recent editorial the Baltimore Sun discusses
the topic of -Strikes and Prosperity" In a refreshing
ly frank vein, showing Itself not In the least afraid to
look the truth In the face and to analyze the signifi
cance of the existing situation.
The Sun notices that although the present Is a
period of national prosperity In the United States, ac
cording to the ordinary acceptation of the term, there
is, nevertheless, a strange nnrcst In the ranks ot labor.
The workingman is dependent upon the capitalist for
employment, yet he is in revolt against his employer.
This condition is not due to Idle and irresponsible
nialiceT A strike is a 6erious step for the working
man, and he knows It
An investigation of the conditions of living eeems
to account for this dissatisfaction In the ranks of
labor. The cost of the necessaries of life has ad
vanced 20 per cent In the past three years. This ad
vance Is due to the operation of the trust, or com
bine, system, great corporations gaining a monopoly
of food or other necessary products, then cheapening
the cost of production and advancing the price to con
sumers. This advance of 20 per cent in the price of
the necessaries of life falls with crushing force upon
the workingman. On the other band, a trust cheap
ening of the cost of production Is also accomplished
largely at the workingman's expense.
The ultimate meaning of these truths is that the
monopoly trusts are prospering, but that the great
mass of the people are now in worse plight than ever
before. The workingman, the consumer, the retail
dealer, the Individual business man, all suffer In or
der that the trusts may thrive. The result Is that a
few hundred men In this country, the ntagnfo j te
A Renin at CIoe Range.
When George Eliot wa still Miss Evans, and before
she had begun to write novels, she used to frequent an
old book shop on the Strand, where she left a very un
favorable impression on one young man who was at that
time an assistant In John Chapman'9 shop. His descrip
tion of her is that of a remarkably ugly young woman of
universal knowledge, whose delight It was to use the
Socratio method In conversation, but without the Socratlc
benevplence of intention. The result was that the young
men at the dining table (the phop had a boarding-house
for its employes and guests) who heedlessly hazarded an
opinion were very soon made to feel not only that they
knew nothing of the subject under discussion, but that
they knew very little Indeed -of anything. Now a young
man does not relish being badgered and made a tool of
by a pretty woman, but it Is intolerable to be sat upon
by an ugly one. at least such was the feellrg of our In
formant and one consequence of this treatment was that
In nfter years, when Miss Evans had become George
Eliot, one man could never persuade himself to read
yAdara Bede." or to admit that the author was other than
a very intolerant person and an Intolerable Intellectual
prig. Which, after all, is a sad commentary on human
Tried to "Tip" the Queen' Uncle.
Robert Barr In Philadelphia Saturday Eveninc 1'eit.
When I said I never gave a tip, I ought perhaps to add
that once vpon a time I offered one. which, to my sur
prise, was not accepted. I engaged to write for an Amer
ican paper come articles on the London parks, and I
asked a friend how I could get accurate Information re
"Xothlng simpler." sold the Englishman. "Drop a line
to the Ranger of Hyde Park, and he will set you right."
I wrote a courteous note to the Ranger, and told him I
did not mind parting with a dollar or two if he could
put mo in the way of writing an interesting article. My
communication was Ignored, so fearing I had not offered
enough I again consulted my English friend, and told him
the amount proffered.
"That waa very generous of you," he said sarcastically,
"and I am amaxed your munificence has not met a readier
response, for the Ranger of Hyde Park is his. Royal High
ness, the Duke of Cambridge, uncle to the Queen, and I
arr lure his expeaaes must be larger
Tal Student of Forestry.
The WorW Wot.
Nine expert young foresters1, composing' the senior
class of the Tale Forest School, are doing- a piece of
work on the great Orange County. New York, estate of
Mr. E. H. Karrlman. near Tuxedo Park, which promises
results altogether novel in forestry. A plan for the man
agement of the timber is being prepared by the students
at Mr. Harridan's own request and at the same time
studies ef the habits of trees art being carried on along
new and Independent naes.
Washington. July IX Mike was an under-lnB-
In the Treasury Department, but one
.vhose duties were so multifarious and com
plicated that his superiors found It difficult
to dispense with his services. Once In six
weeks, with the regularity of a well-sea-ioned
periodical toper, he would disappear
for three days, and then come meekly bkek
by way of the rolloe Court In aplte ot vig
orous promises, which, by the way, the use
of years had woven threadbare, he Invari
ably met with peremptory discharge. Then
things would begin to go wrong in his bu
reau, and rather than take a hand them
olveei or the trouble to break in a new man
his chiefs would confer thus:
"Welt we had better send for Mike "
"Yes.he's the only man who can straight
en us out"
So Mike would return to his post with n
white ribbon in his coat and all the Joya
of reinstatement This went on for many
years and then Secretary Shaw struck
Coming at the end of a rather protracted
period of hard work and sobriety, Mike
yielded to the stress of Fourth of July. Tho
usual routine followed up to the time Mr.
Shaw was consulted.
"Mr. Secretary," sold ono of the delin
quent's immediate superiors, "things are In
a bad way downstairs. I think we had bet
ter send for Mike to set things right again."
"Mike! Mike!" sold Secretary Shaw, "1
thought we had discharged Mike."
"Yes, I know, but It has always been our
custom to take him back."
"What would you do If Mike were dead?"
"Oh. I suppose we would straighten things
"Well, so far as this department Is con
cerned. Mike Is dead. So get to work and
straighten things out."
Sam was the bright nnd precocious negro
boy who, during the winter, ushered In Sen
ator Hanna'b many visitors at the Lafayette
square residence. He was quick, smart and
Interesting, and. furthermore, was alto
gether faithful. When the Senator left
town he provided Sam with a place In the
Treasury Department at H a month, easy
work, 9 to 4.
Sam's work consisted largely In putting
Ice in the water cooler. Having- ushered the
President members of the Cabinet and
Senators to Mr. Hanna's corn-beef hash
breakfast table, the boy thought his new
duties beneath bis dUnlty, and protested.
His chief took him to the office ot Assistant
Ailes, who at that time was the Acting Sec
retary of the Treasury.
"Sam." said Mr. Ailes. "I am told that
you are dissatisfied with your work?"
"Well. yes. sir. I am."
"Rather count money or stamps or dic
tate letters. I supposer"
"Well, yes, sir. I had."
"Sam, the present Acting BtcreUry of the
Treasury, when he was older than you. was
working in your place at the same pay.
If you only have to put ice in the cooler,
put It In welt No knowing what will
happen in the future."
And Sam went cheerfully back to his work
with visions of future greatness, aided by
Senator Mark Hanna's Influence.
Not only has the Government of the
United States got an elephant on its bands
but Its ofadala have the further dilemma
confronting them of how to spend C0.00O to
properly house that elephant.
"Dunk." the large elephant at the
Zoological Park In the District of Colum
bia, has been anchored with heavy log
chains under an Improvised shed for the
past ten years. This shed has rotted around
him. but the hu;e monster still stands
swaying back and forth and cheerfully eat
ing peanuts and sweetmeats presented to
him by his many friends.
Last winter the women ef the district be
gan a crusade oa Congress for better Quar
ters. They demanded an appropriation cf
J20.000 for an elephant house, with bathing
pools and other accessories. The matter
was thrashed out In committees, and
"Dunk's" cause was argued pro and con.
with the result that half the sum, asked
for was provided. This money is now
availablo. but the designing and construc
tion of elephant architecture are net so
The oKclals have studied the problem for
some weeks, and have concluded to turn
tho Job over to a firm of private architects.
This firm Is now busy gathering data on
which to draw the design for an appropri
ate residence for Dunk, and by next winter
Dunk will have his private bath, his
promenade ground behind steel bars and
all the other accessories demanded by his
Secretary Moody is havinc more or lers
fun with the newspaper correspondents
these days over the coming war game to
be played off New York and Newport.
"Can't tell you a word about It; not a
word." Is his invariable reply tc anxious
Inquirers for hints as to some of the slans.
As a matter ot fact both th War and
Navy departments have already put the
correspondents on their own resource?. Just
as In time of actual war, and, until it is
all over, they will have to suffer the hard
ships of uncertainty, together with the of
ficers of both branches, and the soldiers and
"Why nott" said Secretary Moody to a
group of newspaper men yesterday. "You
ought to take your medicine with the rest
of us. And by the tlrr.t your managing
editors have sent queries by the score,
cursed you for not sending news and threat
ened you with discharge, you will find this
mimic war is real bell."
Questionable escapades of diplomatic for
tune rest lightly upon the shoulders of
South American Presidents and General,
according to a story recently related by
Doctor Dv!d J. Hill. First Assistant Sec
retary of the State Department The revo
lution in Venezuela had been undervlls
cusslon. Speculation was at that time r.fe
as to whether or not Castro would be
driven out of Venexuela.
Doctor Hill cited the case of former Presi
dent Blanco. whoe administration was
overturned after he had. according to com
mon report richly feathered his nest
Blanco was strolling on a boulevard In
Paris. A passing pedestrian arrested the
pace ot his companion.
"Bee that man? He stole JJ.000.000 when
his Government was overthrown."
Quick as a flash Blanco turned.
"Beg pardon, sir." he said, idly, "but it
QUINCY CONVENTION CLOSES.
Christian Endeavorers Return to
Qulncy. lit, July 13. The sixteenth an
nual State Convention of the Young Peo
ple's Society of Christian Endeavor came to
a close to-night with simultaneous services
at three different churches. There were
special services at the churches affiliated
with the Endeavorers all day long.
Among the principal speakers to-day were
the Reverend F. M. Stead, the Reverend J.
N. Hyde, Florence Benollel and Bertha
Johnson, respectively missionaries to Per
sia, India, Jerusalem, the latter being under
appointment to India. Others who took a
conspicuous part In the services were the
Reverend H. M. Wharton ot Philadelphia:
A. R. Wells. Boston: the Reverend Mllford
Lyon. Wheaton: Lottie Hay. Merldlth. Pe
oria; Mary A. Crane, the Reverend F. W.
Burnham. Chicago: H. H. Marcusnn. pres
ident elect. La. Orange: Carrie Knapp, De
catur, and Alice . Smith. Waukegan.
President MacDonald was authorized to
appoint a committee of five to confer with
a similar committee from the Epworth
League regarding the holding of a Joint
State Convention at some time la the future.
DIVERTING NEW BILLS
AT SUMMER GARDENS.
Lockharfs trained elephants sad Nal
Wills vary the vaudeville at Forest Park
Highlands. One Is a unique, dumb show
performance, toe other a "talking" act lr
which everybody Is Immediately Interested
as toon as the trampish-loolclmr enter
tainer appears. The trained elephantr
demonstrate to the fullest extent what hu
man patience, skill, ingenuity and Iccdneu
can do with clumsy, awkward brute ac
tors. Harry Lockhart's pets begin lone after
other animals have ceased to learn anything-.
If they had human intelligence they
could not more carefully walk over a
straight row of pegs on which an elephant's
foot looks like the top of a piano stool roll
tenpins, stand on their heads and walk up
right -with their fore legs In the air. They
conclude by feeding themselves most gen
teelly of a bountiful feast of sugr and
Lockhart's elephants were never on a
summer stage until Colonel Hopkins in
duced their trainer to exhibit them la this
way. The act is booked for the first time
by him as a vaudeville attraction in an
al fresco resort This Is the last week ot
the Pony Ballet who are as popular on the
third Sunday as they were on the first. OU
Hayden, the barytone singer, and the Jug
gling Normans, in a graceful club-swlnglng
act. complete the list
Persons in quest of airy fairy musical
comedy, with a touch of chorus brightness,
will take very kindly to "A Runawaj
Glrt," as produced at Delmar last evening.
The principals, Maude Williams as Winifred
and Mlro DeUmotta as Guy Stanley, did un
commonly -Kelt What the audience seemed
to enjov most however, was the stage full
of brishtly costumed girls and the melody
ot the sonss they sang. The music was
the thin. "Soldiers in the Park." "1 Love
Society" and "The Boy Guessed Right
seemed as delightful as though they were
new. The much-whistled pickaninny sons
and dance which Flipper and Alice render
in the second act proved equally divert
ing. Conductor John McGhie brought out
these features la a skillful way. The cast of
characters was as follows:
Lord Coodle, Frank Blair; Bobby Bar
day, Robert Goodman; Professor Tama
rind. William Riley Hatch: Flipper. J. Clar
ence Harvey; Slenor Poloni. Frank Raln
ger; Pletro Pascare, Edwin A, Clark; Santa,
Cruz. A. J. Morris: Boccaclo, Harry Rol
land; Dolorosa. Alex. Joel; first gendarme.
Frederick Meek; second gendarme. E.- A.
Braden: Cook's agent, Harry Elmer: Alice.
Carrie Reynolds; Dorothy Stanley, Joseph
ine Knapp; Lady Coodle, Blanche Chap
man: Carmenclta. Esther Mantell; Frau
leln Erenbreltstein. Formosa Henderson;
Agatha, Maud Allen, and Marietta. Mar
This eveninc- will be ladles and children's
night at Handlan's Parc.where Pain's pyro
technic production is now to be seen. Pom
pell will again be destroyed and new fire
work displays are to be introduced. The
vaudeville programme, also, will be
changed. Two thousand new seats have
been built in the inclcsure.
Crawford and Mainlrr. black-face com
edians, offer a sprightly conversational
turn at llannlon's. Other good features of
the bill are Leona Thurber and her Dutch
pickaninnies; Bessie Gilbert, solo cornettst:
Joseph Hortez. tenor; Wilson and Wilson,
In a sketch.
Ono of the most pleasing- acts at Hasha
gen's Park is that given by Olive VaU. She
sings a great number of operatic selec
tions, and Fred Hashagcn's ballad. 'Sweet
heart." Jesse and Delia Hazel present a
one-act piece called "Simon's Adventures,"
Tho new programme at West End Heights
Is made up of specialties by Eva Mudge.
character comedienne; Rena Aubrey, vocal
ist, the Three Keatcns, in a comedy skit;
the Great Northern Quartette. Delmore Sis
ters and Fogarty and Brown.
"The Count of Monte Crlsto." long ex
ploited by James O'Neill, was interestingly
revived at Koemer's Garden. Richard.Bueh
ler impersonated Edrnond Dantes. Lillian
Kemble. as Mercedes, was attractively
Henry DIxey's Imitations amused most at
the Suburban. He arrived from the Eait
barely In time to appear at the evening
performance. In a monologue he introduces
quick character-change Impersonations and
tells some good stories. Hal Davl and Inez
Macauley appear In a capital new playlet
they call "The Unexpected." The narrative
of an exciting horce rao: affords an appro
priate climax. Then there are the Two
4 Pucks, child entertainers, McFee and Hill
and Ethel Robinson,
GEORGE STEPHENS IS DEAD.
Waa Founder of the Jlbline Plow
Mollne. III.. July IX. George Stephens,
founder of the Mollne Plow Company, died
here last night at the ose of 83 years. He
was born In Pennsylvania and. coming to
Mollne In the early days, became associated
with tho late John Deere in the manufac
ture of plows In a little shop oa the banks
of the Mississippi River. It has since
grown to be th larger: steel plow works
in -the world.
There he worked at the forge and mas
tered the details of the business. Several
years later. In company with Messrs. Can
dee and Swan, he founded another plow
company which employs) at the present tima
about LEOO men.
He is survived by two sons. George
Arthur and Charles It Stephens, respect
ively vice president and superintendent or
the company, and four daughters, Mrs.
George H. Huntoon. Mrs. Frank Gates
Allen. Mrs. Charles H. Llpplncott and. Miss
Ada Stephens. The tunnral will take place
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
rrom Tte Republic. Jury U. int.
The Butchers' and Drovers Bank
went Into liquidation. Btrong- assur
ance was given that the depositors
would lose nothing, and feeling that
they would be paid dollar for dol
lar they refrained from making a. run
on other banks In which many of
them had deposits. "Though the sus
pension ot the Butchers and Drov
ers Bank proved to be a jensatlsn,
there was no semblance of a panic
in the local money market
Physicians held a meeting In the
Polytechnic building and accepted
tho library, consisting of 13.000 vol
umes, which had been donated to the
Sf Louis medical fraternity by Doc
tor Toner of Washington, D. (X
The old Llndell Greys, a military
company, held aa Informal meeting
and decided to reorganize and come
Into the National Guard ot Mttsaurt
A movement was started among
church choir singers to demand a
salary. Previously they had con
tributed their services as a "labor ot
love." Among the prominent singers
were D. F. Ellwanger. Mrs. Ruff
Coester, W. Gordon Temple, the
Misses Schuler. R. C. Clowry. Mi-
Fannie Fenn, Mrs. S. B. Parsons and
L. S. Stone,
John Atkinson, who had been su
perintendent of the St Louis Gas
Light Company, brought a suit in
Judge Gottscholk's court for rein
statement He claimed to have been
discharged without adequate cauje.
The Allen building, at-tfce corner of
Washington avenue and Seventh
ttreet was completed. It was said to
be the handsomest office bunding in
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