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VIEW FROM RAILROAD TRACKS AT MI-MIMHS. TKNX
Showing how the water has risen above the doorsteps of some of the homes near the river,
low lands south of Memphis are moving with their stock to places of safety.
Leading Topics ia
THE SUN TUSES THIS MORNING AT
64 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 5.59
THE MOON SETS TO-MORROW MORN
ING AT 3.S9
GRAIN CLOSED: ST. IJDUIS-MAT
WHEAT 69,c BID; JIAT CORN USXlc.
CHICAGO MAY WHEAT 74071V:
ASKED; MAY CORN 17Hc ASKED.
For St. Louli and Vicinity Flr nl
-trarmer. . a .
I4or 31LMoorI Fttlr Siuiilay, cooler
In ontbnut) (nlr Mondnr.
t'of Ilfiualal'alr hbC roldcr Snn-
I'or ArkRuat-Fntr oad colder San
For Uastern Texiis Fair and colder
Snndari Mondnr fair and numcr.
FurAteru Tun-Fnlr Huudr nMI
I. Cipher May Itnhe Old Controversy.
Nsw York Failure for a.OOCO.
4. St. Louis Fair Association Must Pay
Taaes on S73MS9 Valuation.
8. Acres of Autos Salute Empervr.
East Side News.
General Co'rbln Starts for St. Louis.
Men Join tn Discussion of Mrs. Claxon's
Democratic Steerlnc Committee Caucus.
John A? Lee Defends Vote on Alum Bill.
1. aketchca of Illinois Legislators.
Chloroform for Wreck Victim;.
Ada Rehana Relics Auctioned,
aunshlne Society at Odeon.
2. WoTnan Whips a Thief.
Mormons Break Up Cnurch.
Henry Blossom's Opinion of ' Checkers.'
Monument for De Ternay.
Cnlld Blind at Birth.
"Z. Kills Himself When Called Homely.
Kentucky Women Raise Tobacco.
Doe Saes Mistress's Life.
Why Police Are "Coppers." '
New Stajte Offerings.
Conversations 'Rlth Chorus GUI.
Eel in Man's Stomach.
Frank A. Munsey Arrested.
Women and Dolls.
Should Women Propose?
situates In Natural Hlstorj.
Twenty-nve Years Ago In St. Louis.
6. Cruiser Named by Chattanooga GlrL
Bank Statement Depresses Market.
Census Director Resigns.
Grand Jury Investigates Escape
7. Society In Neighboring Cities.
10. New Wind-Proof Skirt.
Mother's Effort to Save Babies.
YaquI Indians Prepare for War.
Man Breaks Boy's Leg.
12. Amateur Sport.
Golf Association OfScers.
Plunger Johnson Quits Turf.
Sharkey Favors Jeffries.
Howard and Columbia Dispute.
13. Missouri-Washington Relay Race.
Sharpshooters Won't Practice. -,
Browns Off for Sunny Climes.
Championship Bouts Pending.
14. Mrs. Price Scorns Riches.
Girl Is Saved From Grave.
Golden Wedding in Church.
1. Francis Cheered at Paris,
To-Day's News In Brief.
Too Late for Classification
3. Trust Born cf Dlngley Tariff.
River News and Personals.
. Tclemon Landed Oakland Handicap.
Western Champion May Race Hcrmls.
0. Champion Woman Bowler.
C. Real Estate News, Sales and Transfers.
7. Francis Creates Shortest Time Record
. for Interviewing Crowned Heads.
Outlaws' Treasure May Soon Be Found.
"T Sweetheart's Death Caused Suicide,
' Maffasine Features.
1. The Wonderful Admission Sjstem to be
Uwd at the World's Fair,
2. How a St Louis Church la ilanajed on
THE ST.. LOUIS
THREATEN DESTRUCTION IN
To-Day s Republic.
Karulzawa. the Simla of Japan. Was
Founded by a St. Louis Teacher.
Bright Paragraphs from MEgasines for
The Courts of Love Revived.
Watchman "Ben" Null Has Prevented
Crossing Accidents at Eilendale for
the Last Fifteen Years.
When Wizard Edison's Cunn!ngly-Con-
trhed Apparatus Failed.
ToW In the Forest.
Music and Musical Training.
Adellna Pattl as a Child in Pantalettes.
5. Nobodies Who Have Lately Captured
Defense of the Bachelor'Maid ln:."Race
Stray Gossip of Interestirg Player Folk.
The Choosing of Wives
6. St. Louis Courtesy Clasres for Street
Theater and Church Combined.
7. The Master of Appleby.
8. Walking Skirts That Are Now Shown
in St. Louis for the Late Spring.
3. Frank G. Carpenter Finds th Quaint
est Peasants of Europe in Holland's
10. Tha American Girl Face.
1. A Lecture at the Mt Ararat Seminary.
Foxy Grandpa and the Overgrown Duck
lings. 2. Doings of Happy Hooligan
Brother, Gloomy Qua.
3. Alphonse and Gaston In Africa.
A Story Without Words.
4. The Sunday Republic Poster Girl.
The Gay Boys' Disastrous Loe Feast.
1 Doctor O'Brien to Leaie Saxon.
London Hostesses Obey King's Wish.
CaKe's Fiance Annojed.
2. Lenten GotsIp.
3. Actress Is Harvard Man's Bride.
Junkman an Alleged Fagin.
Young Lawyer's Fee 3132,400
4. JoUal Hotel Clerks.
"Help Wanted" Ads
Are Printed in To
Asents' Rtnt Lists ,
UuFlne-s Cnances ...
Business Wantnri ...
Business for Solo
Ulcrcln " i!
Caiji Cleaning , ... is
Cattle ...I II""" a
l)lllnin lor Rent - IJ
Dyelnx and Cleaning ..., 15
Dentlttry . jo
Ioea. Cata and Pets jj
Farms for Sale
Farms Wanted u
Fanne for Rent 13
For Sale Mlrcellanecus I ij
ror Rent Suburban " is
For Rent for Bus.negs Purposes.... 11
Financial ..." 11
Fumlf h-d Houees and Flats for RentH'.ll
Flats for Rent ,
Flata for Rent.. J ij
For Rent Stables 1
C5olJ and aivnr Plating 'is
Help Wanted IIIIIIIIIjI"
Help Wanted - tn
Household Qoods s....i.- .'. 1
Hcrees and Vehicle.. ., n
Houses. Rooms, etc . Wanted .t.-.j...ti
Loi and Found
Money Wanted j
Money to Loan ... 15
Miscellaneous Wants u
Machinery ,..... 11
Mediums Clairvoyants : 15
Mining Interests n
Mall Ordera , a
Penslona and Patenta jj
Partner Wanted ... 10
Rcinucates Wanted is
Rooms and Board Wanted 12
Room for Rent 1
Rooms With Hoard ...j.
Real Estate Wanted. 13
Real Estate for Sale u
Real Estate for Bala 14
Rubber Stamps, Btc .....15
Real Estate for Lease z
Salesmen Wanted 10
SltuMlonr Wanted 9
Sttotaxe and Moving , 15
Ses.lnsr' Machines ts
Secret Societies u
Stock and Bonds , ... 1
.-Wall Paper 3 "IItIIIMIjs
Wantad for Business Purposes i
GAP IN LEVEE HAS FLOODED
TWO COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS.
Many Fanners in the Lowlands Near the Mississippi, Pouth of Mem
phis, Are Led vine Their Homos and' Fieeing to Higher Ground
for Safety Most of the Embankments Are Holding, but the
Water Creeps Higher and Higher Every Day.
WOMEN OF MEMPHIS ARE ORGANIZINGPtANS FOR RELIEF!
Instead of Improving, the flood situation seems to bo growing more gloomy each hour
for tho inhabitants along the Low er ilissIsslppL
Tho slight fall which was noticed at Memphis Friday was checked yesterday, and the
Weather Bureau predictions are that there will be a steady rise of two feet by to-morrow
Heavy rains over the Upper Mississippi Valley have caused all small streams to leave
their banks, and they are rushing a mighty volume on to add to the rise. The Missouri
Rler Is rising.
The Ohio River Is higher than It has been since tho' great flood of 1884, and the general
ralnsapprciching to cloudbursts in somo sections, promise to send it much higher.
All of this has caused the levee engineers of the South nemo apprehension. All of
tho levees have been carefully watched. The only lovee where alarm Is felt so far.how
or, Is near Baton Rouge.-where the engineers fear they "will not haa time to make the
The Vicksburg Weather Bureau has sent out a warning to the public "'
At Memphis the water has reached the lower floor of some of the houses near the
rlvor, and a slight rise would flood, man homes. If the spring rains should setvln now,
it is said, thousands would be drowned In, a disastrous flood. ' ('.
Inhabitants of th lowlands are moving put all along the Mississippi and transferring
thslr possessions and live stock to high ground. j,,.
In Texas the Trinity andBrazos are on a rampage, doing considerable damage, delay
ing traffic and drowning several thousand head of stock.
The heavy rains Ii Missouri and Kansas swept away several bridges and washed out
some railroad tracks, delaying trains.
Memphis, Tenn., March ".The water has
been pouring through an unfinished gap in
the St. Francis levee for two da"s and the
counties of L;e and Crittenden, In Arkansas,
Reports from points south of Memphis
state that many farmers and dwellers in
the lowlands have left their homes with
The river creeps stealthily townrd tho
tops of the levees, though the tops ore still
Esvorol feet out of roach. But the ever
present danger of tnose artificial mounds
of earth being undermined is increasing.
Now from tha uppor river and irom the
streams tributary to the Mississippi are
anything but roaasuring. Heavy rkius havo
sent many of the smaller tut earns out uf
their banks, und a large volume 01 watci U
coming don the Cumberland and Ten
At this point, tho railroads have besun
preparations for piotostln then trucks
rro.-n tne effects 01 an overflow.
Persons who ure studying Hood conditions
n.r always anxious to net prevluus records,
nud the following, furnished by Observer
Emery, show tho highest stuges In the Uood
years at the oltlee mentioned:
1 At Cairo. GLS on rebruary 'J,; at
Memphis, 33.8 on April 3; at Helena, 47.2 o.
1083 At Cairo., S23 en February 24; at
Memphis; 34 8 on March 7; at Helena, 47 on
lttt At , Cairo. CL8 on February 21; at
Memphis, 34 2 on March 1 and S; at Helena,
47 on Marsh X.
1S0O-AI Cairo, 43.8 on March 12; at Mem
phlr, 3S.2 on March IS; at Helsna. 47.7 on
March ZS. v
183a-At Cairo, 413 on Acril 23; at M:m
Dhls, S4.C on 'May 2; at Helena, 4E.1 on
June 14. .
l.M-At Cairo, 43 3 on May 8; at M:m
phls, 23.3 on May IS; at Helena, CS on
1897 At Cairo, 41 8 on March 25; at Mem-'
phis, 37,1 on March 7; ut Helena. .Sl.S on
ApriU; t ' l
1895 At Cairo, 49 8 on April? 6; at Mem
phis. 37.8 on April 12; at Helena, 49.1 on
These figures show that the stage here
has already exceeded the flood jear of 1JS2,
18S4. and 1892. and has practically equaled
those of 1883, 1390 and 1E9S. Jt is. rapidly
approaching (ha, high figures recorded in
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7 lievt that all previous records will be broken
during the next tew days.
-READY FOR RELIEF. - -
Gathering from reports that are coming
to them from various quarters that their
services are likely to be needed, the eood
ladles cf the AldenSunshlne Society are
making preparatloniTto care for the suf-
ferers who win oe of ivcn irom their homes
by the ravaging floods. Captain Couch of
the steamer C. H. Organ, from many years'
experience, ntueves tnat there wIU be more
suffcrinsr from the waters thla rear than
I at nnv time in the hLstorv of this nectlnn
and has. so advised the society.
As scon as reports of distress reach the
MO.. SUNDAY. MARCH 8, 1903. '
Farmers in the
society it will make trips on the boats and
distribute the necessaries of life to those
who hav e 'been robbed of all they have, for
pa-t history has snown that these unfortu
nates are sorely In need of assistance as
soon as possible, and before they are
brought to Memphis. '
While the general opinion is one of grave
apprehension, there are those who believe
that the danger has been exaggerated,
among them being Major T. G. Dabney,
chief engineer of the Yazoo-Mlsslssippi
Delta Levee District, who writes from
Clarksdale, Miss , under date of March 4,
The very extravagant expressions relating to
recent and present river conditions, used bj the
river reporters of all the Memphis dallr papers
have doneaand are dolDK a great deal of harm
throughout the azoo basin lerritorv. The peo
ple In this terrltorj who do not live near the riv
rrilook to the special river writers In the Mem
phis papers for Information on the subject. The
kind of "Information" the have been getting
latch has mled their minds with causeless alarm,
and created serious disturbance In business af
fairs A river reporter In one of tha Memphis papers
stated two dais ago. In speaking gererally of the
country b-lcw Memphis, that ' the water is lap
ping at the top of the icvees and runnlnjr over
In streamlets etc, while the truth Js that
along the entire length of the levee lines In this
district -the water Is now from elghtfo- twetre
feet below the topi of the leVeee. according to,
the locallt). and fioru m knowjedge of the levee
Erases alorg' the St. irancis baln front I feel
sure that Jhe present, stage Is not less than nva
feut below the lowest ot that line. -,-
The river at this writing Is three-feet below
extreme high water at Mempals. and seven and
one-half feet below at Helena. 1th t3 levees
mucn higher and stronger now tnan u,.y were
In 1H97 the spreading cf so much alarm mt pres
ent river conditions Is palpabl absurd. The peo-
nt. m Va. tl. ..!. 4 a- l & llnoa In tVit- ,4f.ljte
0.c nu tc niwiiA iuc ic '""-0 uHiuvi
stage, except a few newcomers, who have taken
l-n. Tv-mt,. rmm Ih nnaDers. and think hr .
rc payinfc no aiipniion 10 mc mcaeni rirer
smie panic from the newspapers, and think there
mut De danger acmewhere. though none Is ap
parent. Out those who live In localities remote
from the river are manj of thera'much alarmed,
and believe there ls a present danger threa'en
I believe the .probabilities are In favor of a
maximum stage of . water this seasoo, though
the water has not ye't fallen from the.clouds that
ls to produce tt
BANKS ARE RAISED:
Cantaln E C. Van Lucas. Chief of the l
Corps of United States Engineers, has been
at Caruthersvllle since Wednesday, oversee'
H'B the work that is In progress on the
new levee under construction at a point
near the boundary line between Missouri I
n .. J ,....... & ,t.l nln.a ,h nl,tnM '
OllU AllUlll3d3. Jl U11S 41i ..& UIUUIUU1I
or the lovee. is sufficiently dangerous to
cause tne people residing iui lucaiuy
The coming great rise Is likely to work
direful results) there, and the work on the
embankments Is being pushed with the ut-
most dispatch.. The frequent and heavyv '
rains during: the nast two weeks have
greatly hindered the progress of the'work
and tho forces of workmen have been
greatly Increased to meet the "exigencies, of
the case. .
The chief engineer has a greet deal ot
the work now going on there under his
personal supervision, and he is making
strenuous efforts to push it far enough
along to meet the coming rise "with a
greater- show of resistance. The -situation
at this place is about like It was three
LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
SCENE IN CRITTENDEN COUNT1". ARK.
Where the waters are rushing around the end of the St. Francis River levee system. There is a gap seventeen
miles wide lu the levee at this point. The country is low and an embankment has sever been built.
days since. There Is no Immediate danger
of an overflow, but the condition of things
after the "bljr boom" strikes the weak
places In the old levee Is hard to foresee.
The most optimistic of the engineers will
not say that the situation is safe. They
say that the levees, are In no danger at
present, but the result of the rise will bring
SHORT SIGHTED POLICY.
"If the St. Francis levee board had had
funds during the past year all of thU
could have been averted." sild a prom
inent engineer today. "The board asked
the last Legislature of Arkansas which
was in session two years ago for an ap
propriation to build this strip of levee, but
It was refused. It was estimated that the
cost of the work would approximate 3230.
000. During the present session of the
Leglilature the appropriation was granted,
but it Is too late now to begin the construc
tion of a levee. Had tho funds been avail
able during the last session the State would
have been saved more than the cost of the;
levee m this ear alone. But the people
are not unreasonably dissatisfied because
they appreciate the position of the levee
board, which has done the best It can, and
then they console themselves with the
thought that the levee will be built next
ear and tako the brightest view of the sit-
President O. N. Klllough of the St. '
Francis River Levee Board Is here to con
fer with the engineers In charge of the
levee work, and will enter into contracts
with certain parties to furnish such sup-
plies that are needed for the present sit- j
uatlon, as w ell as for emergency cares. He I
wm mug irequent trips to Memphis from i
time to time during the flood period and
"i1 " tiua iuucn witn tne Bt. Francis
River levee situation all along the course.
River commerce has been seriously-affected
by the flood, the stage of which is so
high that many of the landings have to be
passed up altogether, while at some the
freight Is deposited from the packets to
rafts which are "polled" to the place of
deposit and the freight discharged. The
people are an leaving the Island in the
;Vb?IC"LMclnp,h1.8, Sat l"""1? ls ald
v iwc ivtllflCCljr lUUUUAirU, BQQ US
dwellers have long since lit out for the
At other landings the river steamers
step against giant trees apparently stand
ing In the middle of the river, and the
freight ls deposited In skiffs and rowed to
the Bhore, unless It be too great a load, in
which caee a raft ls brought into requisi
tion if the current is not too swift. In the
last event the landing is passed altogether
and the freight discharged at the nearest
available point; from here it ls transferred
overland to Its destination.
Some of the landings on the lower Mis
sissippi have been cloned altogether, and
they are no longer on the map so far as
river trade Is concerned. One of these ls
Luna, Ark., a landing at a point a few
mllei north of Greenville.
STREAMS OUT OF THEIR UUK9.
Culverts and Railroad Track Washed I
Ann Aronnd Sedallo, Mo.
Sedalla. Mo . March 7. The most sev ere
rainstorm In cecent tears swept over this
port of Central Missouri last night and this
morning. Every Btream in Pettis County
overflowed Its banks, flooding the lowlands,
sweeplnR away many bridges and washing
The damage on public and private proper
ty can harilly be estimated, but it will
reach into tne thousands of dollars. Early
this morning the overflow from Flat Creek
lngulted the pumping station of tne water
works company, putting out the nres under
tne boilers- cutting off temporarily the eitv's
wa,tr suppl. and tne Incandescent Hgnts ,
to that company s patrons. f
standplpes haa been emptied. V
iraiuc on rauroaas centering at Sedalla I
as delaved nil day by reason of soft tracks
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being' fr?mne to three hnu?.
.5... 5...: .." . '".. lnree HOUrg
p hnttra Halilnri
schedule time. The rlver-rmite rrnm Jfrr.
1 son City Is blocked by heavy landslides at
I different points. The southbound Sedalla.
Warsaw ana Southwester-i passenger train
was unable to cross its Flat Creek bridge
this morning on account of high water, and
was compelled to return here. The train,
however,, departed at 3 30 .his afternoon to
make an effort to reach Warsaw.
The Forest Park electric railway was
naaiy tamageu oy tne nooa. one bridge be
. . . .- ..
". "V1- ""? "o- culverts destroyed
and 300 feet of track carried away.
MICH ANXIETY FELT.
Levers About Baton Ronge Need More
Work i Mr.ke Them Safe.
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oays clear weatner, rapid progress hastieen
made on the levee In front ot this pitv. as
wcu as me one hi wiitnm, six miles soutn i
of here. Without a few days' more. good. ,
n. "hVch Is to lo agalnsfVe. 8n&t '
Ther.t seems to be a ereat de.il nf i,n.i.w I
felt for the safety of several Important
... ... . . n . .
jevees oetween nm u.iu ew urieans.
It esems that work en several nt tti.A
levees has been retarded, owing to the at
moirt. continued rains since January. Devel
opments of the next few dajs will ba
matched with tho keenest interest.
The river Is slowly but surely creeping
up, the gauge now reading only about eight
feet lower than that oi 1897. the mark
reached that year being tho -highest ever
FRANCIS CHEERED AT PARIS:
HURRIES ON TOWARD BERLIN.
Five Hundred of the Foremost Me n of France Meet the St. Douis
World's Fair President at 11 O'Clock Banquet Between Trains
Hearty Sentiments of Good-Will Between the Nation Ex
pressed by the Speakers.
SPEECH IN FRENCH BY MR. FRANCIS EVOKES LOUD APPLAUSE.
PRESIDENT FRANCIS WILL HAVE BUSY DAY IN
BERLIN T0-M0RR0W, TO CLOSE HIS EUROPEAN TOUR.
Berlin, March 7. President Francis of the St. Louis World's Fair wUl have a
busy day Monday. He arrives here at 8, spends the morning tn official calls-and
will be received by Emperor William at midday. '
Mr. Francis will lench with Doctor Lewald, the German Commissioner to the
Fair; will dine in the evening with Foreign Secretary RIchthofen. who" has invited
a large company of representative business men to meet President Francis; will
go to Bremen the same night, and will sail for New York Tuesday on the North
German Lloyd steamer Kronprinz Wllhelm, having during his sixteen days in
Europe interviewed one President, two
Havre to London, thence to Paris and
Paris, March 7. A remarkable demonstra
tion of Franco-American cordiality took
l place at tho banquet given at 11 o'clock this
morning: in the Hotel "Continental to Pre-
dent Francis of the St, Louis World's Fair.
I It was under the presidency of Minister
' of Commerce Troulllot and was attended by
B00 of the foremost officials. Including a
personal representative of President! Loubet;
practically the entire ministry and repre
sentative members of the Chamber of Depu
ties, Judiciary and the army and navy.
Mr. Francis arrived here from Madrid
late lat night and owing 'to hs Intention
to depart for Berlin at 1 o'clock the ban
quet was arranged for an unusually early
The corridors leading to the banquet hall
were lined on either slds by long lines of
Republican Guards In brilliant uniforms,
with burnished helmets and flowing rU
On the upper landing was stationed the
famous band of the One Hundred and
Fourth Regiment of Infantry, which plav ed
the "Marseillaise" as the distinguished offi
When President Francis appeared he was
enthusiastically greeted and the band
plaved "The Star-Spangled Banner."
. AT POST OF HONOR.
During a prolonged demonstration Mr.
Francis was escorted to the post of honor,
with Colonel Meaux St. Marc, of Presi
dent Loubet's personal staff, at his right,
and the Minister of Commerce at his left.
The full capacity of the spacious banquet
hill was taxed by the guests, who were
seated at twelve long tables flanking the
t'lhle occnpld by the guest of honor.
Others who eat by Mr. Francis were
Minister of Instruction Chaumle. Minister
of Colonies, Doumergue. Commander In
Chief General Brugere. Minister of Public
Works Marujoles; M. Dervllle. Director
General of the Paris Exposition of 1900r
former Mmiittr. .,. ,..-,., r,.r
Prance to the St. Louis Exposition. M.
"JK'"C- """ ivsHieass oi me uauiug
commercial, lndusfial and financial or-
ganlzations of the tountry and representa
tives or. the Lnlted States Embassy, and
Consul General Gowdy. Seldom had such
a notable gathering of officials and rep
resentative men been seen here.
The decorations of the hall were signifi
cant of Franco-American fraternity, ths
central piece beliig a sunburst of tricolors
and stars and stripes. On the artistic menu
card was an engraving typifying American
energy and the card was embellished and
entwined with the flags of France and the
After an elaborate meal speeches of wel
come were made by M. Ancelot, president
of the French Foreign Expositions Commis
sion and. the Minister of Commerce. M.
Ancelot closed his remarks with presenting
to Mr. Francis a superb miniature painting
representative of French art.
The Minister of Commerce In behalf of
President- Loubet' and the Ministry present-
. Francis a magnificent Sevres
v"e - and to Mre- Franc,s Panted an
exquisite ian or ivory, lace and silk.
t. T7....I. ....,.. .. . ii .
,. .!; umut; a. xeeiing rcspuuse, say-
Ing he recognized that his reception wa.
chiefly a tribute to cordiality of French sen
timent toward the s,ster R public
He closed with a speech In French, which
, evoked great appiauss.
I The banquet was ended wilK the playlns;
of "The Star Spangled lianner." and amid
a scene of ,much enthusiasm Mr. Francis
hurried away to catch the train for Berlin.
At the banquet an autograph letter from'
i President Loubet was . read designating
i TO-DAY'S REPUBUC 1
I Is Printed in Seven Parts I
J 'Four News Sections, Want Section, I
J Comic Section and Magazine.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Kings and one Emperor, and traveled, from
Madrid, and from there into the center of
RECEPTION AT PARIS
WAS GREAT OVATION.
A cablegram last night from Liege,
Belgium, through wnlch President
Francis passed, en route to Berlin,
"No cable can convey, adequate de
scription of Trench reception, nor
words express the warmth of wel
come extended at Paris to the Pres
ident of the Universal Exposition.
Colonel Meaux Saint Marc to be present In
his behalf and expressing the heartiest sen
timents towards Mr. Francis and the Bt.
Louis World's- Fair.
In the course of M. Troulllot's speech he
said France and th.e United States were
bound together by the bonds of historical
association, commercial life and similarity
of political Institutions: These were bonds
of the heart as well as of Interest.
Moreover, he added. France recognized
that the time had come when she would
give a fitting recognition and return for
the magnificent part the United States had
taken In the exposition of 1900. His toast,
"To the United States and France, the Two
First Republics on Earth," was drunk stand
ing and amid cheers and the waving of
M. TrolUt devoted considerable attention
to the growth of commerce between France
and America, saying in part:
"Not only are the two countries pound
together with the ties which were formed
during the Revolutionary struggle by
Washington. Lafajette and Rochambeau,
but they are bound also by the strong ties
of commercial relations.
"Day by day, the movements of exchange
between France and the United States are
becoming trreater In spite of all the bar
riers placed In the way. We see with sat
isfaction that our exports to the United
States have Increased dally. They were 512,-
000,000 francs in 1894, and 7(3,000,000 francs
"It ls thi- quality, however, rather than
the quantity of our exports, .which girts
France tho tlrst place among the nations of
Europe in their relations with thi Unltel
States. There Is a vast difference between
exporting millions of crude products and
exporting millions of finished products and
luxuries. An an exporter of artlc'es of the
highest grade, our position Is pre-eminent,
and our American friends ere the best cus
tomers in the world.
"The Frtnch Republic cons'dcrs tha,
American Rpublla not only as a friend, but
as a sister.
"Her love of libcrfy is so profound that
France has no need to look elsewhere for
examples, yet surely the example of the
United 8ttbs has been useful la pointing
out how to, establish and how to maintain
the true spirit of liberty."
Mr. Francis, In the.course.of his response,
said his reception would have the effect of
further shotting to the American people the
friendliness felt for them by the people of
th sister Republic
President Cacharde of the American
Chamber of Commerce also spoke. He re
ferred f the growing prospect of closer
commercial relations between France and
the United States, jtnd in behalf of the
American chamber presented Mr.. Francis
a- large, loving cup ot silver, lined with
After the trip to Berlin It ls reported that
President Francis may depart for St. Louis,
but It Is regarded 'as probable that he will
change his plans and visit the Ccar In St.
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