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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1903.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1003.
Vol. 05 No. 250
CIRCULATION DURING FEBRUARY:
W. B. Carr, Business Manager of The St. Louis Re
public, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copVs of the Dally and Sunday Re
public printed during the month of February, 1903, all In
regular editions, was as per schedule below:
the men ivho have adopted the false cry of "stand the power In the convention, It carries with It a aug-
1 . . (Sandar) . .118,4t0
7 IX "
S .. (Sunday) ..120,080
15 .. (.Sunday) ..122,1)10
10 .. .115,500
22 .. (Sunday) ..121.200
Total for the month i... .3,287,020
Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or
Net number distributed 314,313
Average dally distribution..- 114,439
And said W. B. Cnrr further says that the, number
ef copies returned and reported unsold during the month
ef February was 6.35 per cent.
W. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before ma this 2Sth day of
J. F. FARISH.
t Notary Public, City of St Louis. Mo.
My term expires April 25, 1905.
WORLD'S 1 904 FAIR
ENACT THE LAW.
The Legislature should pass the Jefferson Club
election bill, adhering-as nearly as may be judicious to
the text and amendments submitted by the special
committee. In all of its cardinal features the bill is
excellent; so excellent that opposing partisans were
unable to point out serious defects. They advanced
critical objections, but these objections could not be
sustained by fact or sufficient argument. They could
say nothing against the measure, and therefore, for
political purposes, insisted upon re-enactment of the
law of 1S05.
Unquestionably the obstinate policy of several In
tenso partisans is disagreeable to the Legislature, In
dicating, as It does, that there is a plan to persist in
the absurd cry of "dishonest elections." But the
Democrats can well afford to Ignore these campaign
tactics. Enactment of a superior statute like the Jef
ferson Club bill will be a rebuke to the issue-hunters
and will convince the people that the Democratic par
ty1 stands officially for the very fairest elections.
Opportunity was afforded at the public hearing to
nil citizens to express reasons against any of the pro
visions. Since then invitations have been offered for
fair discussions of each section. The measure has
stood all criticism and it is manifestly the very best
bill of this kind that has been introduced in the Gen
eral Assembly. The challenge for jnst discussion Is
The Legislature should give no heed to protestors,
but should pass the bill and let the public judge the
law's merit Voters will note the animus In assaults
and will give full credit to the Jefferson Club and the
Legislature for wise and fair legislation.
THE PERKINS RECEPTION.
The Republicans of Rochester, N. Y., who are rep
resented In Congress by Mr. James Breck Perkins,
have tendered that gentleman a vote of thanks and an
Invitation to a public reception on a day to be set by
Their spontaneous indorsement of his acts Is the
one bit of genuine enthusiasm which has attended the
doings of the Fifty-seventh Congress. No bill that
has been passed, no speech, has aroused In the rank
and file of Republicans anywhere a degree of interest;
but Mr. Perkins's little measure, foredoomed to de
feat, touched a responsive chord, and will touch a re
sponsive chord in the Republican breast wherever its
nature becomes known.
Perkins is a stanch and stalwart Republican,
strong enough to resent the servile attitude of his
party's leaders toward monopoly, and brave enough to
speak out. He believes In protection, but not for in
dustnes which need no protection. Still less does he
believe In protection for the benefit of monopoly to
the people s detriment.
He Introduced ablll to place coal, beef, hides and
lumber on the free list, and he made a vigorous speech
setting forth his reasons. That was all. But he rang
true to the principles of the Republican voter, and his
effort, though obviously futile, was greeted by a genu
Republicans the length and breadth of the country
should celebrate the attempt of Mr. Perkins, for he is
the one man in Congress who has shaken off the
trusts and dared to ask for what his people want He
is a Representative in the literal sense. On behalf
of the voter he has demanded the fulfillment, at least
something like a fulfillment, of the Roosevelt cam
paign promise. There should be a sort of Perkins re
ception In the Republican ranks everywhere.
Can any one doubt that Mr. Perkins will be re
turned to the next Congress? Can any one doubt the
genuineness of the Rochester Republicans? Their ac
claim is the acclaim of the rank and file even in the
East; in the North, and especially In the West It at
tests better than anything of recent happening what
the people want The rank and file do not make of
the tariff a fetish. Their party leaders hive deceived
them with "Protection," have lured them further than
they meant to go. There Is strong revulsion against
pat" The tide of that revulsion will sweep Mr.
Perkins safely back to his seat In the House It will
drown numbers of his colleagues. Party managers
may find It a devastating flood.
The Republican National Convention may prove to
be a sort of Perkins reception. Unless It recognizes
the Perkins principle, unless it gives expression to
radical ideas upon the tariff question In relation to
the trusts tho party may rest assured that election
day will witness a very rousing reception In which
good Republicans of the Perkins type will Join with
A TARIFF OBJECT LESSON.
At tho moment when Congress, under a pro-win
of public sentiment which had led Prcsldeut Roose
velt to urge 6tich action on Its part, removed the tariff
duty from coal, the protectionists declared that there
would be no resultant relief to the people of this
The wish was father to the thought In this In
stance. The politicians who represent the trusts In
public life dreaded the logical effect of heavy importa
tions of foreign coal under the new conditions and
the sale of this coal nt the low prices made possible
by the removal of the duty. They hoped that such an
object lesson would not be presented, nnd the basis of
their hope was thp likelihood that an Increased Ameri
can output would avert the peril of so plain a teach
ing of the cU workings of the high-tariff principle.
It Is becoming apparent, however, that the Ameri
can people are to see that much of benefit was made
possible by the action of Congress In placing coal on
tho free list. A recent Issue of tho Monthly Bulletin
of tho Statistics Dfpartment of Boston makes this
truth plain. In that official report It is stated that
but for Increased receipts of foreign coal amounting
to 503.370 tons-41,870 anthracite ard 403,500 bitumi
nousBoston's shortage for 100? would have beon
nearly twice as large as It was. This foreign coal not
only relieved tho fuel famine to a material extent, but
was sold at prices which placed It within the reach
of the masses. It is fair to assume that the condi
tions thus reported from Boston were attained In cer
tain other largo Eastern cities In varying degrees, a
fact of so- great meaning that It should be earnestly
impressed upon the public mind.
The truth thus made evident Is that the artificial
barrier raised by a high tariff for which there Is no
longer any excusing warrant In fact places the pcop'e
nt the mercy of American monopolies controlling the
necessities of life. If the duty on coal had not been
removed, the importations of coal would have been
so light ns to make scarcely any appreciable difference
in the fuel-famine situation. What coal was Import
ed, paying the high-tariff duty, wonld have been sold
at high prices. But, as Is now seen, the removal of
the duty on coal resulted In heavy Importations, and
the coal thus imported was sold at low figures. The
moral of this most significant story should sink deep
Into American minds.
The public Is apprised that the Republican leaders
of St Louis .have been unablo to Induce any represent
ative citizens belonging to that party to stand for elec
tion to the City Council. This intelligence is not in
the least surprising. Tho organ of the Republican
machlno has balked at supporting the good-government
cause. It has mado a cowardly retreat nnd left
the field free to the Republican end of the gang.
Why should representative Republicans become
candidates for any office on tho Republican ticket? In
a campaign they will receive no support as the Globe,
following custom, will aid the practical and profes
sional politicians. After the campaign, If. elected,
they would wait In vain for praise from the official
organ in case they stood up for good government
against the scheming politicians.
The Globe Is making the Jefferson Club the Issue
In this municipal campaign. Why? Because the
club was sponsor for an exceptionally meritorious
election bill? Or because the Jefferson Club aided In
the election of a progressive administration? Or be
cause, with the assistance of the club, the corrupt Re
publican gang, which was a disgrace both to the city
and the Republican party, was driven out of the City
Neither politics nor political organizations, nor yet
politicians, constitute, either separately or collective
ly, the Issue. The peoplo care less what party
triumphs than what cause wins. And there is only
one cause good government before the voters.
"As long as the Jefferson Club," says the Globe,
"aims to relieve the citizens of St Louis of the vital
functions of the ballot It Is important to note its
plans and programmes, for no matter what the voters
of St Louis propose, the Jefferson Club will dispose."
This explains why representative Republicans cannot
be urged to run for office. The Globe declines to sup
port anything but a machine politician.
The Globe seems to consider the Jefferson Club an
Instrument of evil only. Yet the Jefferson Club's rec
ord Is infinitely better than that of any Republican
organization. The Jefferson Club never has, like the
Globe, run away In a campaign and told the citizens
to remain from the polls. The Globe says that the
Democrats have done nothing to Insure thp eleptloh nt
..... . .. " " . . -rrini
repuiaDie men to tne tiouse or uciegates. win tne
Globe as frankly state what the Republicans have
done In this direction? Will the Globe as frankly
state what the Globe has done In behalf of good gov
ernment? If the organ of the Republican machine has a trace
of civic pride It will stop the bigot harangue business
and confine itself to realities; it will Join the forces of
good in all parties and make the best use of practical
opportunities. There Is no national politics involved
In this campaign. There Is only one issue good gov
ernment and good men.
Patronizingly and with no little unction the New
York Mall and Express relies on the South's "Intelli
gence" to set It right on the question of Mr. Roose
velt's negro appointments.
The South is to be taught that Mr. Roosevelt's
"lecognltlon of a negro here and there has not been
Inspired by any calculation as to the negro vote in the
next Republican convention or the next Presidential
election." This the South must take on the word of
the Mall and Express.
What was not in the mind of President Roosevelt
when he made his Invidious color distinctions Is a lit
tle difficult of proof. In considering the question the
South goes upon probability. It seems altogether
probable that "calculation as to the negro vote" was
not absent from the Presidential mind, assurances of
the complacent Mall and Express to'thc contrary not
withstanding. There is evidence in what Mr. Roosevelt said and
what he did. He stated his policy to the negro in a
vivid and seductively melodramatic metaphor calcu
lated to stir the deepest emotions of t"h negro race
and to Inspire it with loyalty to him, Roosevelt, as a
champion he "would not close the door of hope."
What Is more suggestive of oppression and deliver
ance than that studiously employed phrase? During
the last three months it has been passed along until
it is a sort of shibboleth.
There Is certainly nothing objectionable or of
fensive in the trope; but it appears reasonably to have
a remote bearing upon what was or was not In the
President's mind. Uttered rlnglngly by an avowed
candidate, addressed to a people whose vote balances
gestlon of purpose and deliberation.
It phrased Mr. Roosevelt's policy. How do his of
ficial acts square wllh the announcement? Has ho
stopped with merely declining to close the door
against men who, all other things being equal, wero
entitled to preferment? Has he stopped with declin
ing to close the door against negroes whose fitness
and qualifications were determined by the same rea
sons which moved the nppolntment of w hlte men? In
short has he presided at the door with his eyes shut
to color, as blind as Justice, carefully wclghlug every
circumstance of each case, and deciding with cold,
Judicial impartiality? So he claimed at first
Now he has veered to the position that he has al
lowed the rule which Is applicable to tho white man's
case to govern "as far as possible." The rule of the
appointee's acceptability to local opinion, which gov
erns absolutely In the white man's case, has been ap
plied, Mr. Roosevelt says, only so far as it did not
conflict with a "principle." The South asks, How can
there bo a princlplo of American government of con
stitution, of law, of right, which makes for Inequality
and discrimination against white men?
Mr. Roosevelt appointed negroes because they were
negroes, and under circumstances under which no
white men could have been appointed. A -white man
with Crum's qualifications, opposed by tho community
as he was, could not have commended himself to the
executive. Would any white woman have been
forced upon Indlanola's citizens?
. The negro vote In Republican national conventions
has been played for by former Presidents. Is it pos
sible that Mr. Roosevelt considers negro favor beneath
his dignity? The negroes arc citizens against whom,
ho declares, there shall be no discrimination. To Mr.
Roosevelt the negro vote Is scarce less valuable than
the labor vote. Why should his friends deny that ho
wants the one, If not the other?
Albany has Just given to tho cruiser which bears
Its name a magnificent service of silver. This re
minds our State that nothing has been done for the
great battleship Missouri except a subscription for a
bell. As nearly every officer In tho navy smiles at
the bell idea, that may be dismissed as no tribute it
all. The State itself should appear In the compliment.
Before the session Is over the General Assembly
should appropriate the small sum necessary to con
nect the State's public spirit with the superb ship
which will carry the name over tho world.
The Democrats' filibustering tactics In Congress
were designed not by way of punishment but to
drive home to the Republicans the principle that the
minority has rights which may not with impunity
be Ignored by mere numerical force. The Republican
party's commission of a high-handed outrage In filch
ing Butler's seat is generally condemned by Repub
licans and Democrats alike, and It Is stated that some
of the Representatives who assisted in its perpetra
tion now deeply regret their course.
Following tho revelations brought to light by the
collapse of local get-rich-quick schemes, Uncle Sam Is
now treating the people of St. Louis to an exposure of
the get-married-quick bunko game. Matrimonial
agencies should bo viewed with the same suspicion
proper In the case of "turf-lnvestmcnt" concerns. Too
great haste, either in pursuit of money or marriage,
almost invariably means repentance at leisure.
Judging from the forecast of the report to be sub
mitted to President Roosevelt by the Anthracite Coal
Strike Commission the principle of voluntarily invited
investigation and arbitration of strikes is about to be
convincingly sustained. The commission seems to
have gone about Its work in a spirit of Justice and fair
play and Its findings will be received with repect,
probably with full Indorsement
The grip octopus has its tentacles spread all over
the city and Is helping to make Lent more Interest
ing. Tho sensations of being gripped by the grip
must be experienced to be thoroughly appreciated.
Addlcks predicted some months ago that we should
"see where the power lies." He has shown us. The
Addlcks-Roosevelt combination gets a Senator In Dela
POEMS WORTH KNOWING.
I nl versify Extension.
The constantly Increasing popularity among Its
recipients of the University Extension Teaching is a good
sign of the steady growth of that greater movement, of
which It Is a part, which Is gradually affecting popular
ideals of life, tending "to democratize all knowledge, all
culture, all privileges; to purify. Illumine and eleate
the whole life of the people." University extension is
steadily expanding, it appear", in and about university
centers, in all parts of the country. Only this year the
University of California has organized six centers in
various parts of California, with 1,500 auditors enrolled,
Intending later to organize a permanent staff of university
extension lecturers and to furnish opportunity for such
work to every local community that may desire It., The
American Society for the Extension of University Teach
ing. In Its recent annual meeting at Philadelphia, reports
ninety-five courses, with 23,000 enrolled students and 150.000
bearers (an Increase of 223 per cent in the thirteen years
of its existence), and finds the establishment of an en
dowment fund Imperative. Tho American society. It Is
authoritatively stated, ranks high above its English pro
totypes in tho magnitude of its operations.
Aa-rlcnlture In Mexico.
W. H. Verity in Conkey's Home Journal.
I have made a careful study of the subject of tropical
agriculture in Mexico, In connection Tilth other gentlemen
who became Interested with me in a plantation there. I
have often been asked whether I would advise a man to
go to Mexico and establish a plantation for himself, tin
less he has a large amount of time, capital and a readiness
to undertake a new business under new conditions of lan
guage, methods, legal procedure, handling of labor, etc..
he will find his best, opportunity by buying stock In a re
liable company organized and equipped for the special
business on a FCnlo large enough to avoid the difficulties
of the small farmer. Mexico Is no place for the small
rarmcr or man of small means Good uroplcal lands have
reeh so much In demand for the last two years that ther
is hardly any real good land on the market now, and there
Is no good land which can be purchased In small tracts.
Large Battleships Jieeded.
The earnest opposition of Rear Admirals O'Nell, Brad
ford and Bowies to the Senate amendments to the House
naval bill reducing the size of battleships from 16,000 to
14,000 tons will probably have some Influence on the naval
conferees' although Senator Hale doea not easily change
his mind. The Admirals called attention to the fact that
European nations are building larger battleships. Eng
land those of 18,000 tons each, while Germany has decided
on 14,000 tons each. If tho adoption of the 12,000-ton ships
would cause a delay of at least a year, and result In 'the
other disadvantages stated by the members of the Board
of Construction, the Senate should easily recognlzo the
facts. The United States should not always lag behind,
but should have as good ships as any other nation.
The Height of Meanness
"But why did you leave your last place?" asked Mrs.
Brown. Och, mum," replied the new girl with a toss of
her head, "they was that mean that there was no livin'
wld 'em. If you'll believe, mum, 'twas only yisterday that
I went Into the parlor and there was two of the gurruls
a-playln on one peeany, and their father that rich that
he could bur a dozen and never rale it"
David Banna's Widow.
One of the neatest and cleverest characterizations of a
literary success that ws have heard In a. long time was
that ot Gertrude Atherton. who. In a recent casual conver
sation, referred to Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as
"David Harum'a Widow."
nOME THEY BROUGHT IIEU WAKKIOU DKAD. I
I HV TENNTBON. '
nr fJfOME they brought her warrior de-id;
I H She nor swooned, nor uttereil cry:
Baaaaal All her maidens, watching, ald.
'! L- B II "sha mU8t wccp or "hc wl" Jlc-"
" n.jjfca Then tneJ. prated j,m. noft nnd low,
aj&M$&JU Called htm worthy to be' loved, S
HBwBE3H Irurst friend and noblest foe; ?
-1 Yt she neither spoke nor moved.
BIH Stole a maiden from her place,
PPg3g52 Lightly to the warrior slept,
i BUsSSSa J Took the face-cloth from tho face: S
Ji es -ar ' Tet she neither moved nor wepU
' Rose a nurse of ninety years. ij
St his child upon her knee (i
J Like summer tempest came her tars ,
i 'Sweet my chl'd, I live for thre." i
BELGIUM SENDS PLANS
OF BUILDING AT FAIR
King Leopold's Government to
Erect Steel Structure Covered
MURAL PAINTING ON EXTERIOR.
Structure to Have Spire 123 Feet
High and Cover a Space of
267 br 191 Feet.
Belgium Is the first European Govern
ment to send to the Exposition managers
the details of the architectural plans for
her building at the 'World's Fair. "The
drawings arrived vesterday from Commis
They lncluds an elevation of the princi
pal facade and a ground plan and sectional
drawing, signed by P. Saintenoy'of Brus
sels, the architect of Belgium for the In
ternational Exposition, 'lne nrchetectural
terms are In French and the measurements
The building Is pronounced by Director
of Works Tailor to be a line exarr.Dlf nf
the French Kenalssance, which was devel
oped In Belgium, and which delights vis
itors In the town halls of Bruges; Ghent,
Antwerp and Brussels.
The high pitched roof, with a profusion
of gables, characterizes the style. At each
corner of the rectangular structure is a
bulbous spire, inrlched with four gables
where begins the tapering ot the spire. The
spire Is 1-5 fret high to the top of the or
nate weatherv ane.
The bjlldlng is 267x191 feet. Including the
spreading stalrwds, wnlch project en four
sides of the builulng and supply the scle
means of access. The cost of the building
Is to be S3O.U00 Framed of steel and iron
the structure may be taken down after the
Exposition for re-erectlon at the Exposition
at Liege. Belgium, in 1905
Although the Interior Is only one-story
high, the exterior Is divided Into three arch
itectural parts, the first being the l-ase.
about 20 feet high, and faced with Belgian
marble as an exhibit of this product cf the
The middle section, about 30 feet high. Is
surrounded by a narrow, high-roof sd rorch,
to bo faced with steel, the smooth portions
of which are to be covered with mural
paintings, each symbolic or representative
of one of the Provinces or big cities of Bel
glum, among them being East Flanders.
Vest Flanders. Antwerp, Llnbourg, Bra
bant, Halnaut, Namur, Luxembourg. Lltge
and Brussels. These paintings will Le en
canvas that they may be removed end re
stretched. A high-pitched roof, covered with slate,
will cover tho third and loftiest section of
the buildings. The exterior wall surface
will be occupied by Mural paintings,
leaving no window In the building. Light
nnd ventilation are obtained by means of
big monitors In the center of tho roof.
The Interior of the building Is spanned by
three steel trusses, which divides the struc
ture Into a wide central nave and two side
aisles. The trusses over the nave h-vve a
span of 46 feet; those over the aisles 2S
feet. These aisles are divided by partitions
Into eight alcoves, each open on the side
toward the nave, and thus capable of hous
ing a great variety of displays.
M. de Favereau. the Belgian Minister of
Foreign Affairs, and M. Jules earlier, his
representative In these negotiations, have
asked for a site for the building, relying
wholly on the Exposition authorities for Its
selection Thev have asked, also for a.
ground plan, showing their allotment. Its
physical features nnd the character of the
surrounding buildings. Director of Works
Taylor will assign the site to Belgium as
soon as possible.
between 5 and 8 p. m. The ticket, to be
given stockholders who have paid In lull
will be of distinctive character.
Director of Concessions Gregg is retting
up a special ticket for admission of stock
holders during the dedicatory ceremonies.
They are In souvenir form with coupon at
tachment, so that tho stockholder, after
tendering his ticket and bolng admitted to
th grounds, will he able to retain the
PIctnreKciue French Island Province
Expect to Have 5oveI Display.
General Don Manoel K. Gorjao. Governor
General or Mozambique, the Island Province
of Portugal, is corresponding with Worlds
Fair Commissioner Cridler. regarding the
participation of that Province in the Ex
position. The diplomatic relations' are being enter
tained through W. Stanley Hollls, Amer
ican Consul at Lorenco Marques. Mozam
bique, and Jicob Thieriot, American Con
sul at Lisbon. Portugal. General Gorjao,
who Is now In Lisbon, Is reported to mani
fest much Interest In the exhibit.
Montana. Appropriation .Foils.
Helena, Mont.. March C The eighth Leg
islature came to an end this morning at
about 3 o'clock without making an appro
priation to provide a Montana exriblt at
the St. Louis World's Fair In 1304. the con
ferees of the Senate and House on the Fair
bill failing to reach an agreement. The
general appropriation bill was signed.
NEW WORLD'S FAIR BILL
TO BE INTRODUCED.
It 'Will Provide tor Appropriation of
l'OO,O00 With Which to Gather
Data for Texaa Exhibit.
Austin. Tex.. March 6. The House this
morning passed, finally, the State text-book
law, continuing for another five years the
law which expires next September. There
are no changes of material Interest made
In the law.
A bill was Introduced In the House for the
creation of a State Board of Railroad and
Telegraph Operator Examiners, whose duty
It shall bo to pass upon the eligibility of
all applicants for positions In either busi
ness. A bill was Introduced in both houses nro-
Tiding for a home for Indigent negroes, J35,-
vvv uiwfi Jr" u)V"alru lui iittvi JUiSVosr
The new- World's Fair bill, providing for
a Texas exhibit at the World's Fair at St.
Louis, will be Introduced next week In tne
form of an amendment to the original bill.
The new bill seeks to avoid the constitu
tional objection of allowing the Texas Com
mission to handle the fund by appropriating
$200,000 with which to gather data for an ex
hibit and appointing said commission as a
board to collect said data, it being claimed
that the appropriation can be made In this
way. though It cannot be made direct to the
commission, as provided for lu the original
FARMING BY KLECTRICITT.
Feature of Agricultural Experiment
Stations to Be Made.
Washington. March G. The offire of ex
periment stations of the Agricultural De
partment will ba able to make an exhibit
at the St. Louis Exposition. The plara con
template an exhibit to show the progress in
education and research along the line of
agricultural and mechanical arts, and will
be under the general direction of the Gov
ernment Board of the Exposition.
It Is planned to make a collective view,
showing the distinctive features ot the
work of the sixty-five colleges of agricul
ture and mechanical arts, and of the sixty
experiment stations In the United States.
A similar exhibit was made at Chicago. In
the ten years that have lapsed the system
of education in these Institutions has
Tho exhibit planned will cover a wider
range, showing tho new features. Special
nttentlon will be paid to the progress In an
imal Industry; to electrical engineering as
applied to farming and to irrigation en
gineering. It Is expected that the Govern
ment boird will arrange, for this exhibit
through the committee of the association
of American agricultural colleges and ex
CORDIS ARRIVES TO-MORROW.
Adjutant General Ilaa Definite Plana
(or the Dedication Pageant.
Washington. Match 6 Adjutant General
gorbln will leave Washington Saturday for
t. Louis, where he wUL on Monday, con
fer with the Exposition management for
the arrangement of the grand military pa
geant on the occasion of the dedicatory
services, on April 30 and May 1 and 2.
General Corbin has given cons'derable
thought to the details of the celebration
rnd the meeting, and he will be able to
decide somewhat definitely on the details
of the parade, of which he will be crand
TICKETS TO THE DEDICATION.
Special Souvenir Prepared for Distri
bution Anions Pald-Up Subscribers.
Full-paid subscribers to the stock of the
Exposition Company are receiving from the
Treasurer's offlce a notice of their good
standing, accompanied by the souvenir In
vitation and tickets of admission for each
of the three days of the dedicatory cere
monies, April 30 and May 1 and 2. The
tickets will be ready for delivery after
The action of the Executive Committee
commands that the tickets must be present
ed at tho gates previous to 6 p. m. of each
day. This time limit was fixed becauta ot
the expected demand on transportation fa
cilities and pressure on the admission force
SOW GOES TO TUB GOVERNOR.
Aikanuu Senate Passe the Jim Crovr
Little Rock. Ark. March 6. Tho Senate
to-day by a vote of 23 to 4 passed Repre
sentative Gontt's "Jim Crow" bill, and the
measure now- goes to the Governor. The
bill requires street-car companies In cities
ot the first-class to operate separate cars,
or to separate the white and negro passen
gers In the cars operatea for both. It Im
poses a tine not exceeding J2 for violation
of the provisions.
It Is to go Into effect sixty days after Its
passage. Several Senators, in discussing the
bill, announced their preference for the
pending Plnnlx bill, which Is a more drastic
The Senate to-dav approved the submis
sion of a proposed constitutional amend
ment authorizing cities of the first and sec
ond class to Issue bonds subject to ratifica
tion at the polls.
The House passed the Norwood bill, pro
viding for publication of the delinquent tax
list. The Senate passed the Campbell bill,
appropriating J3.000 to assist tt, the erection
of a Confederate Monument In Little Rock.
The Senate refused to concur In the action
of the House In adding JIO.OOO to the pro
prosed appropriation of $140,000 to build an
nexes to the State Lunatic: Asylum In Lit
LAUNDRY WAGON USED FOR
AMBULANCE TO SAVE LIFE.
Companions Make Fast Trip to City
Dispensary With Joseph Writtrr,
Who Has Fractured Skull.
Determined to. save a life If possible,
Charles Basso and Philip Hahn used a
laundry wagon and drove at top speed from
Ranken and Laclede avenues to the City
Dispensary last night with Joseph Wesner,
whose skull had been fractured by a kick
from the horse, which was attached to the
The dispensary was reached at 30
o'clock. Doctor Henckler pronounced the
man's condition critical, nnd he was re
moved to the City Hospital.
Wesner Is 15 years old nnd lives at No.
3311 Manchester avenue. He was assisting
in unharnessing 'the horse when kicked.
The harness became fancied In the ani
mal's feet, and In trying to kick Mr-self
free planted one of the hoofs on Wesner'a
forehead. The blow crushed the skull.
Basso, who lives at No. 340G Walnut
street, and Hahn, who Uvea at No. 342
Lawton avenue, realizing that Immediate
attention wa3 necessary, replaced the har
ness on the horse and drove to the CUy
Washington, March 6. Army orders were
Issued to-day as follows:
The leavs --ranted First Lieutenant Austin
Precott, Seventh Infantry, Is extended two
Second Lieutenants Allm Brlggs and Solomon
West. Twentr-second Infantry, will report to
Major Robert Loughborough, Sixth Infantry,
president of the Examining Board at Fort Leav
enworth, Kaa., for examination to determine
their fitness for promotion.
Chaplain Ceonre Robinson. First Infantry, now
at San Dlejro CI!., will, upon the rxulration nf
hts present leave, proceed via Fort Learenwortn
to Fort Wayne, Mich . for duty at the latter post.
The leave granted First Lieutenant Granville
Chapman. Twenty-ntth lnfautr, a ex-tended two
, Suit Over Mrs. Dodds'a Estate.
A suit to determine the ownersh'p of
property left by Martha Dodds was taken
under adv'sement In Division No. 1 of the
'Circuit Court yesterday. Tho parties to
the suit are her husband. Captain Robert
Dodds, Doctor Walter R. Dodds and broth
ers and sisters of Mrs. Dodds. Doctor Dodds
claims to have been adopted by Mrs. Dodds
and her husband. Captain Dodds claims
there was no regular adoption. The estate
is saiu to ua wurui aooui 4,wv.
DECIDE ON AWARDS
FOR SCHOOL WORK
Many Proposals Kcceivfi fni Con-
.stnittioii of Mclvinley, Vi'sitmnn,
IScutoii anJ Cote Brillvnti.
LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN BIDS.
Btiililing Committee Con-
tues to lia Approved I
of Education at Next
Mll'TS n 45
y Hoard vf
The Building Committee of the Board et
Education met yesterday afternoon to open
th bids for construction work on the Mc
Kinlcy and Yeatman high fchools. the Cote
Brilliante and Benton schcols. and for the
erection of portable buildings.
For the high schools bids had ten invited
for heating ard ventilating, plumbing and
sewering and electrical work. On the Cote
Brilliante and Benton schools the bids were
for heitlng and v eitllatlng, plumbing, sew
ering and general work.
The total amount of work to be let was
very large, and great Interest was mani
fested bv contractors. All the leading firms
submitted Mds, and when the hour for open
ing th"m arrived the general assembly
room was packed with bidders eager to
learn the names of tho successful contest
ants, and to ascertain the figures of their
The bids throughout were very clore. The
following were the successful bidden:
McKlnley High School Heating and ven
tilating. Sudemann Heat and Power Com
pany, $41.97;; plumbing and sewering, P. C
Ring. $,4SS: electrical work. Newberry &
Co . $13,140
Yeatman High School Heating and ven
tilating. Sudemann Heat and Power Com
pany, $41 S77; plumbing and sewering. C. C.
Ring. $23.KK; electrical work, Newberry &
Cote Brilliante School General work. G1I
Iick Bros. I13S.W0; beating and ventilating,
Missouri Heat and Construction Company.
$13,473; plumbing and sewering. Fink It
Schuster Plumbing Company, IS US.
Benton School General work, Fred Roeke,
$43.S3; heating and vcntllat-ng. Front Ranlc
Steel Companv. $3,100; plumbing and sewer
ing. Houser-Doerner Plumbing Company.
Portable buildings Gerber Bro. $5135.
Covering for Shields School roof H. W.
John-Manvllle Covering Company. $712.73.
These bids will be submitted to the Board
of Education at the regular meeting next
GERMANY IS SECRETIVE IN
PLANNING NAVAL PROGRAMME
Ask for a Lump Appropriation! From
the Relchstac, in Spite of De
mands for explanation.
Berlin, March 6. The German Navy De
partment makes considerable mystery out
of some portions of Its budget requirement.
Herr Richter, the Radical leader, com
plained In the Budget Committee to-day
that the Government la simply asking; for
lump sums for the maintenance ot the fleet
and has. not even specified the ships or
stations on which money Is to be spent. He
affirmed that the Reichstag had tho right
to have detailed information on the sub
ject. Admiralty Secretary von Tlrpltx replied,
that the Information supplied by the Navy
Department was adequate. Administrative
discretion required some reserve. The in
creased maintenance expenses are largely
for vessels on foreign service. As & matter
of fact, Germany's battleships are rather
behind than in advance ot the naval pro
gramme. Herr Richter again asked for a list of th
ships ready equipped for service and for
copies of the Cabinet orders directing the
ships to be put Into commission.
Secretory von Tlrpltz declined to furnish
the latter, but said he would hand Herr
Richter personally a list of the ships ready,
The strong German force sent to East
Asiatic waters. Secretary von Tlrpltz ex
plained, was assigned to that station at
the request of the Foreign Offlce. ,
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
From The Republic, March 8, UTS.
The annual banquet of the Alumni s
Association of the St. Louis Medical
College took place at the Lindell Ho-
teL Among the speakers were Doe- s
tor John T. Hodgen. E. H. Gregory, s
Willis P. King, John King, E. W. 4
Retd, Isaiah Forbes, the. Reverend s
John Snyder, Henry Hitchcock. 4
Judge Charles L, Hay den, John A.
Dillon and William J. Florence, ac- s)i
Miss Sallle F. Moore, daughter of 41
Captain L, W. Moore of Belleville, 4)1
was married to M. F. H11L The
bride's great-grandfather. General s
James B. Moore, built Fort Bellefon- s
talne, north of St. Louis. s
A. A. Talmage of the Missouri Fa-
cine was selected to succeed Major H
Garner as general superintendent of
the M., K. & T. R. R.
John Dunn, who had controlled th 4
baseball parks used by the St. Louis s
Browns and was ejected by George 4
C. Miller, bi ought suit to eject his s
A remarkable auction of Japanese
goods, the largest collection ever 4
brought to St. Louis, was conducted s
4 by A. Vantlno and R. H. Macy of, 4
s New York at the store of Wheedos,
s Tyler & Co.
4 Michael J. Connelly, a student at
s St. Louis University and son of Pat- s
4 rick Connelly, was drowned In a skiff
4 race on tho river. a
4 At a meeting ot the Public School s
s Board an exciting discussion took
4 place among Messrs. Cupples, Ras-
4 sleur, Hickman, Stanton, Jennings s
4 and Sinclair upon the motion to in-
O troduce the study of the Irish Ian- 4
4 guage In the regular school course. s
The proposition was rejected on the
4) grounds that funds wero not avail-
4 able to provide this extra, Instruc-
s tlon. J
4 Martrom D. Lewis, Public Admin- 4
s lstrator, filed a report In which he s
4 showed that he had $97,091.93 on de- s
4 Policeman Joseph Cannon Jotned s
s tho temperance crusaders and began s
4 wearing a blue ribbon.
sV Mr. ard Mrs. August Waldnnxr a
gave a dinner party in honor of Mr s
and Mrs. William J. Florence.
In certain parts of St. Louis cood s
dancers were known as "hefty sock-
swingers " -
The J. B. M. Kehlor, the largest s
stern-wheel boat ever built, made her
first trip to St. Louis. She wM . a
manded bv Captain D. M. Brady and
er.gagid In the BL T-nni-ie .
gagtd In the St LoUi..tm n. .
Ch-ules Fuwina his "hrlde re-
wimed from Jtentucky and were
w 6"u ai xiurst s Hotel.
A. A. Selkirk A Co.'i
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