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This Week's Showing of
Fine Tailor-Made Gowns
To-da3 for the first time, -will be shown several hundred fine
Tailor-made Gowns, exact copies of the latest and best foreign
models, just received from New York City.
In to-day's showing: will also be many new ideas American ideas
that will vie with the foreign models for supremacy, j
Those who care for an individuality all their own can be suited here,
where a selection is easy among the hundreds of styles shown of many
of the gowns there are no duplicates and none are to be had. Come and
choose 'while the stock is large and at its freshest.
Theyare in the new shades of green, tan, gray, brown and blue,
Cloths are Etamines, Veilings, Canvas Weaves, Scotch and Eng
lish Tweeds, Broadcloths and Cheviots.
Prices are $27.50 to $125.00.
Embroidered Shirt Waists
Will be in great vogue this season among the sticklers Jor correct dress.
To-day we will show a beautiful assortment of real hand-embroidered
Irish linen shirt waists.
Our direct importations woven and embroidered in Belfast, Ireland.
This shipment is of a limited number only, hence we suggest an
earl- selection of these.
White ImtclicrV Hueu, full ombroid-i-reil
front, fancy embroidered stock
and 'cuffs, pleated
Fine white mercerized canvas, en
tire fronr embroidered In rapi de
sign, fancy embroidered i (JO A A
Mock, box-pleated back J0. UU
Fine sheer Irish linen, front embroid
ered in a variety of floral designs
fancy stock, hemstitched
cliffs, new tucked sleeve.
Fine heavy Iiish shrumc linen, em
broidered in scroll and Bora I designs,
hemstitched front and cuffs, new
stock collar, lw-plented
Wash Goods Sale!
Beginning to-day, this store will devote itself this entire week to the showing and
sale of the new wash fabrics for the Spring and Summer Seasons of 1903.
All the Essential Foreign Creations
Have arrived and will be generously displayed in our basement salesroom. There will be hundreds
of new styles of fabrics our own direct importations selected in Europe last 3'ear by our buyers.
All these styles are exclusive designs and are shown only in this store in St. Louis.
Also 250, 000 Yards of Domestic Wash Fabrics
The pick of the American looms over one-half of these styles are made by the manufacturers who
each season select this store as their sole distributer in St. Louis to the consumer.
With each coming year the styles change their new printings this season are far superior to many imported
goods shown their improvements of late years have been so marked in fabrics retailing from 15c to 50c that
they have supplanted many of the old-time imported cloths.
Fine Irish fronting linens, entire
front embroldereil i-i varied moll
designs, fancy embrolde.-ed Mock and
turn-back cuffs, tucked front yoke,
cluster-tucked QiQ JJA
Odd Skirts Correct Styles
The "shirt-waist" girl will be more in evidence this coming
season therefore our greater showing of styles and fabrics
among the skirts for Spring of 1903.
Here can be seen the newest models in veilings, etamines, canvas weaves,
broadcloths, cheviots and crepe de chine; in navy, tan, gray, cream,
also black, lined or vnltncd.
Over silk drop skirt, Unlined,
$20 to $100. 5 to $25.
These Skirts are Reduced
Special to-day about 50 walking
j-kirts of all-wool snowflake canvas,
made with side pleats, colors blue
and black, were f9,
Fancy wool Eta mine, new box-pleated
style, trimmed with bands of silk
and silk tassels, made over silk drop
skirt, colors blue and OA
black, were $27.50, now $L3
We Say "Sorosis" Shoes
Are the Perfect Shoes for Women
So say others the Sorosis is the most-talked-of shoe made to
day for women. Imitators used to try to duplicate the workman
ship, the styles, the leathers, for $3.50 we say "used to" because
it has been tried every time they failed.
Yet the Sorosis has improved each year for the best for wear,
for style, for comfort
Number 235 is the style we introduce to-day a low shoe for street wear.
'Made of Sorosis Kid with patent leather tips, hand-welted soles, Cuban
heels fits snugly to the ankle, no gaping.
Widths AAA to D, sizes 2J4 to 8.
The Price always, $3.50.
All priced by the yard.
Canvas, 12."c to 7rc.
Woven Twine, 50e.
Woven Knotted Twine, "He.
Gra.s Linens. 2."c to -10c.
Linen Tweeds, r0e.
Linen Poplins, 7rc.
Linen Crepes, 2Tic.
Linen Crashes, 2"c to 40c.
Silk Chambray. a new fabric in
stripes and tlgures, the patterns are
produced In heavy raised designs
wrought in brilliant silks, the effect
Is very rich, all colors, 2!
Inches wide, n yard
Madras Cloths, all foreign goods, for
men's shirts, women's shirt waNts
and suits, and children's dreses In
a thousand styles, ranging In Hr
price from 25c to I DC
.Oxford Cloths. Anderson's best .qual
ities and newest designs, a big range
of styles of this well-known ( t
make, a yard, 25c up to 4)1
Every style shown exclusive our
The coarse mesh woven twine with
hand-embroidered. Persian band"1,
only one dress length of Cift
each design, at T"U
Dotted Swiss, with embroidered
bands of contrasting C
Ilnnd-embroidered Pique, w Ii 1 1 e
ground with Oriental
Embroidered mull robes, C'l'l CA
eream, blue, etc., $22..V) to. .$d.dJ
Silk grass linen robe patterns to
be made over colored sliis, heavily
embroidered, natural color CiC
and white p'ru
Linen shirt -aUt suit patterns, of
coarsest linen CIC
Embroidered linen batirte robe pat
terns, natural linen color ground
with whit' and black Cfft CA
At Prices by the Yard.
Embroidered St. Gall Swires the
latest. -hir meats contain those clear
light blue shades so much In tlciraiiil,
they are mbroidered In white ros-e
and ferns, also wreaths of forget-m-nots.
Florentine stripes in black on. blue:
also the complete color assortment of
pinks, navy, greens, tans, grays, etc..
44 Inches wide, per yard, ti
$1.25 to $1
French Batistes, embroidered in self
and contrasting colore, with "pen
work braid, lace and riblou orna
mentation, all are 40 indies wide anJ
range from, a yard,
French Jacouas this sheer fabric It
again very fashionable w have a
limited assortment of light and dark
grounds, printed in .-tripes and fig
ures, H2 Inches wid'. 9C.
a yard ZdC
Organzlne, thin as organdie without
being stiff, printed in organdie -J m
designs, price, a yard..! u3C
A special lot of colored silk petticoats
specially priced now Spring .shades,
made with accordion-plaited flounco
edged with hemmed 1 i C
Of black Taffetas, made excinsively
for us, with deep Paquin accordion
plaited flounce edged with hemmed
foot ruffle and silk underlay (t gn
an unequaled value J)l.uU
Just received-a lot of plnld Taffetas
silk petticoats, made to sell for $11.50
and $12 we bought them greatly un-
derprlced. and our price
to-day will be .........
Arriving dally latest novelties in silk
petticoats for Spring prettier-" than
Last year the mode was for severely
plain gowns tills season they are
We have prepared for a larger
sale of dress accessories than for
many a season.
The variety Is very great Persian,
Egyptian, Chinese and other bands
of Eastern embroidery are very cor
rectalso fringes of silk Jet or balls
braids aro selling freely to be used on
cloth, silk, chiffon and muslin gowns.
Combination effects and colored laces
are aim big sellers.
A new line of Cluny bands with
edges to match, prices qi p
15c per yard to v4.3U
Black Cluny and Escnrlal bands up .
to 10 inches wide, pn
prices 20c to J,uU
Fancy silk, pendants In colors of pink
and blue, black and white, and Per
sian a big assortment, ranging In
price for a yard 25c CI Cft
up to J.U
To-day only a few hints.
Stocks new round tab effects of
. white butchers' linen, trimmed with
small pearl buttons, edged Eft-
In white on black t)UC
New pointed tab stocks of white
taffeta silk embroidered dots in all
black or white, white on
black and black on white.
Dainty twlce-around white mull
stocks, hemstitched nnd embroidered
in white, black -jjj 4-. 'tf CA
and colors JJC TO $Z.O)
Decidedly different new are some
Persian embroidered black and
white taffetas, turn-over 1Zr
Sets of collars and cuffs that match,
of white butchers' linen, embroid
ered in white and en
in black UUC
Important Showing of
Colored Dress Materials
You will be interested in seeing- this very choice collection of
Robes and exclusive Dress Patterns they are the cloths which
our European bu3-er personally selected as those among the many
that would please j'ou most.
No two alike of the same weave and coloring all are exclusive
and will be shown b3' no other store in St. Louis. ,
Our exclusive dress patterns are from England, Scotlank :nd Franct,
the prices run from $10 to $25.
Our Robes arc all from France, imported by us the prices -run frort
S25 to S01. 50.
Cloths which he selected by the j-ard
50-Inch Zibclines in all the seasonV
new grays and browns, qj -j(f
50-iuch Striied Camel's Hair for
shirt-waist suits, ct JJA
50-Inch French Hopsacklng, soft,
smooth cloth in gray, tan and the
50-inch black top Zlbelincs, formin?
hair lines, street Of
shades, at ..y.6
44-inch Trench Bourette, excellent
color combinations and j je
exceedingly stylish, at I.&S)
45-Ineh German Wool Crashes in
this season's most popular
40-inch All-wool Satin Cloth, blue, brown, green, tan and gray, showing
small spots which are now so popular with all the French Oi I.C
modistes, at - 1.00
Handmade French Lingerie
Every few days sees this department replenished with fresh ar
rivals from France of these dainty hand-sewn and hand-embroidered
undergarments for women's wear. We aim to make the se
lection complete, both in laundered and unlaundered garments.
Chemise range in price from $1.25
We show an excellent unlaundered
chemise with large hand-embroidered
design in yoke and
aliout neck and arms,
Corset Covets at prices from SI. 75
to SI 1.50.
One of French nainsook, trimmed
with French Valenciennes Lice and
blind riblion tf-j yc
Drawers range in pi ice from $1.85
to S9. 50.
One of French cambric, hand-tucked,
briar-stitching and ruflle CI 15
with embroidered scallops... l.JU
Gowns range in price from $2 to
S25, made with high surplice,square
'or low round neck, including many
dainty slip-over garments in the
A gown of French percale, hand-embroidered
collar, culfs and C
front b.iud, at $L
Petticoats at prices from $2.25 to
S37.50. including the practical
hand-embroidered walking skirt
that will outwear two or three or
dinary embroidery-trimmed garments.
Bridal trousseau sets of three pieces.
all the new effects, price;
from 20 to
A Sale of Hair Brushes
from YstoJ2 less than usual prices
500 will be sold in this sale, which starts Jo-day.
They are made by the celebrated brush manufacture s, S. E.
Howard & Sons, makers of the "Howard" hair brushes.
We bought these brushes as "seconds," but are at.a loss to know
where they are imperfect as we buy, so we sell they are yours
to-morrow at a third to a half less than what you regularly pay.
All have solid backs not even scratched of genuine ebony,
olive wood and fox wood, finished in genuine bristle, the kind for
which the "Howard" is noted. Now the price:
Lot 1 Their 9 to 11 row bristle brushes, none that we do not sell mn
in the regular way at 15c, most at $1.00, this lot 3UC
Lot 2 11 to 13 rows of bristles, none sell less than $1.25, some g
at $1.50, this lot l3C
Lot 311 to 15 rows of bristles, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 j
grades, choice.... .? ...... ...... .,,.,... $1,
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
LOCAL AND SUBURB X.
The Reverend C. I Kloss. pastor of Wb
Mr Groves Church, and Mrs-. Lizzie
Wright, agree that It is sometimes profita
ble to lie.
Great excitement prevails in Madison
County. Illinois, over the discovery of oil,
and four companies are being formed to
Mrs. Ida. Rebson or Belleville rejoices
over happy ending of exciting romance.
A. G. Brodsky and Mamie Pitt observed
octhodox Hebrew custom by signing con
tract to wed.
Arthur Allen, & Jefferson Barracks sol
" dier,.ls Injured by street car on Bads bridge
and may not recover.
E. L. Bazzell. a Kentucky merchant, came
j to St. Lauls to buy meichandlse, and will
surprise nis inenas oy laaung nome a
Adjutant General Corbln of the United
. States Army arrives .to confer with World's
Fair offlclaU relative tot dedication cere
monies. Pet dog at Jefferson Club displayed un
usual maternal instinct In efforts to revive
United Hebrew Congregation presents
Rabbi Messing with J1.00O check on anniver
sary of pastorate.
Death of "Jaa Joe," a pet rnonuey,
casts gloom over whole neUhbartsod. Im
Ptessive ceremonies at funeral.
, Decision to tax property ait Fair Grounds
means passing of famous St. Louis Fair
Large crowds daily wat;h workmen wreck
the old Kmllle building.
Success of A. C Elrd, irafflc manaecr cf
the Gould system, due to action of deacons
who withdrew from his bond nben a Post
master. Three thousand bricimak-rs mil go on
strike to-day, because of Inability to ef
fect compromise ol wages and Ubjr ques
tion. .Railway clerks will appear in proJuctlon
of -Tne Consul's DaugntJr." at bouth Side
1 uruer Hall.
Socialsts, led to rioting and the dispersal of
the mobs by the police.
Pope Leo Is greatly improred. Yesterday
he Insisted on seeing plign.ns I'evpito the
advise of his physicians.
Browns departed yesterday for Baton
Rouge, to practice for season's games.
Scotch Dance, a Missojrl-bred colt, enned
by Doctor J. U. Parrlsh, Is best r-j car-old
at Little Rock.
Xew York, March 8. Arrived: Steamers
Cevic. Liverpool: Philadelphia, Southamp
ton and Charbourg.
The Llxard. March 8-rPassed: Mlnne
tonka from New York for London.
Scilly, March 8. Passed: Main from New
York for Bremen; Vaderland from Antwerp
for New York.
Liverpool, March 8. Arrived: Bovlc from
Rotterdam, March 7. Sailed: Ryndam for
New York via. Boulogne and passed Prawle
Point March 8.
Liverpool. March 7. Sailed: Siberian from
Glaogow) for Halifax and Philadelphia.
Queens town. March 8. Sailed: Ivernla
(from Liverpool) for New York.
Merchants of the anthracite region an
ticipate the largest spring trade in their
experience when tie miners receive several
millions of dollars in back pay, expected
wnta the strike "commission makes its re
port. George J. Gould's special train from Jick
sonwlle. 111 an effort to eaten up wltn a
limited train bound for New Yo. majas
YiZ miles In 15J minutes, making a now
James H. Blount, Commissioner Para
mount to the Hawaiian Islands under Cleve
land, :s dead.
Figures , from the class records of Yale
support the statement made by President
Ehot of Harvard that university men's
families are decreasing.
Educators, with the aid of Carnegie's
money, are trying to solve tne problem of
Improving the English, alphabet. In order
to make spelling -r.
"F. B. Ken- ier Chief of Police of
sy. i2ajease1 tT0m Vriaoa in
rfpersons were burned to death in a
hotel lire at Letter, Md.
The Governor it Washington ban signed
the bill making gambling a felony.
Armour & Co.. will lest the Marconi
f j stem with a view of abandoning leased
Alfred Russell Wallace' latest essay,
"Man's Place In Nature." giving to man
the position of supreme Importance in the
universe. Is criticised by Camille Flam
marion, the noted French savant..
It Is reported that the Honduras Govern
meat forces were defeated and that General
Ferrera was killed and General Lopez cap
tured. Street demonstrations at Budapest by 10,000
TO CURE A CCIJJ IX ONE DAT.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All'
druggists refund the money it it fails to cur.
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c
REVIEW OF THE WEEK l
IN-WALL STREET MARKET.
New York. March 8. Heavy liquidation,
jwme of which Tias very cleverly concealed
under the guise cf apparent short sales,
marked the course of the Wall street mar
ket for the enUre week.
The developments during the week were
favorable to the bear party, but to even a
casual observer It Is difficult to account for
the extent of such declines as Ttt points In
Union Pacific. 4V4 in Atchlran common, 6
in St. Paul. VA In Canadian Pacific, 5H In
Northern Securities, In Baltimore and
Ohio. 5 In New Tork Central and tin South
ern Pacific, and so on through the list of
standard shares. The shares which suffered
the greatest loss are widely diversified and
for tne most part of excellent character, in
no way Involved In the alleged dispute be
tween the minority and majority holders of
Southern Pacific stock.
The reported heavy selling by the bear
interest and the threatened litigation of Mr.
Keene against Mr. Hairiman may all be
true. Under any circumstances It made a
plausible excuse, by which Wall street was
unable to explain all the reactions which,
occurred In the market.
Far more disquieting to the average spec
ulator or Investor than any quarrel between
Mr. Keene and the great party In control"
of the Union Pacific Company the "propor
tions of pigmy and giant were,. the failure
of the Aldrlch bill to become a law, the con
tinued drain of funds bythe Treasury, the
excessive calling of loans by bonks, the
advance of time and call money-to 6per
cent, the poor recepUon-occorded the Steel
Corporation's conversion plan on -the'8-polnt
break in the new second mortgage" bonds,
th rifcrmtptiiri. nf lnttnr frnpn th. ItlanHA
to the- Pacific as the springs-season" sp-'
proacnes, crownea. nnany, on, Saturday by
a bank statement which showed the-snr-j
plus reserve all but -wiped out-and a com
mercial failure-which 'possesses "some Wall
We are .again upon -a 6 per,cent time and'
call money basis, and have not. In facC
been upon'' better time money, rate than'
44 per cent for the entire year. -How the"
market will extricate itself from its present'
dilemma remains to be seen. If the zituaUon,
arose from speculative demands alone,
stock liquidation, extensive and drastic.
would speedily work the" correction, but the
present situation does not arise from .stock.'
speculation so much as 1 from the i burdens
placed upon resources by corporation end
commercial borrowing of huge sums for
fixed periods, and by the transfer of float
ing capital into fixed evidences of debt upon
which men find difficulty to realize.
PRICE AND SILLY ARE FRIENDS
Oil SI DC OF THE COTTON PIT.
Bear leader's Company Failed With $16,000,000 Liabilities Only
Three Years Ago, and He Is Reported to Have Recouped Part of
His Losses When He Recently Abdicated ;ih Bull
Leader Sully, a Dark Horse, Rattled Out of
the Ruck and Took Command.
COTTON FLUCTUATIONS IN
BATTLE OF BULLS AND BEARS.
This table shows the remarkable fluctuations In cotton prices between the
highest and lowest points reached during the battle between Theodore H. Price
and Daniel J. Sully, representing the bear and bull factions respectively in a week
that has few parallels in the history of the New York Cotton Exchange.
The maximum fluctuation within four days was J3.E0 per bale on the March 4
option, J3.1S on May and Atigubt. 12.95 on the July option and J2.50 a bale on spot
cotton. High Record Lowest Price. . Loss In Loss In
Last Tuesday. Reached Yesterday. Points. Bales. s
Spot cotton 10.45 cents 9.95 cents 0 32.50
March option 10.2S 9.G6 70 3.50
May option 10.17 9.54 G3 3.15 4
July option 9.92 9.33 59 1.95
August option 9.70 9.07 (3 .3.15
About four and a half million bales were transacted in during the week. It Is
estimated that there are now about 2.200,000 bales still In the growers' possession,
which. If it could have been sold last Tuesday, would bave-brought 17,700,000 more
than It would have at yesterday's prices. A
New York. March 8. Rarely, If ever, has
speculation In cotton attracted such wide
spread attention as It has during the last
week or ten days. While the fluctuations
in the price have been sensational, they are
not without precedent and the public Inter
est In the matter centers more especially
around the personality of the two, men who
are reputed to be the leaders of the re
spective speculative factions than In the In
trinsic and commercial facts of the situa
tion. Those twolmen are Daniel J. Sully ond
Theodore H. Price. Mr. Price has for a
long time been a prominent figure -In the
cotton market. In the jprjng of 1900, he
was the -head of the firm cf Price. JIc
Cormick & Co., which fafiod with liabili
ties' of JlC.000,000, in attempting to do, so it
is said, exactly what is new being at
temptednamely, advance the price of cct
tons through a control of the entire tur
- Since his failure Mr. Price v Is said to
nave recouped "his fortune In part through
a, succession of operations In cotton which
have' made him more or less conspicuous.
Last year he commenced buying cotton at
7J4 cents a pound, and when 'the price
reached 9 cents sold out a line, variously es
timated, at. from 500,000 to 000.000 bales at a
very handsome profit.!
During the present season Mr.Prlce at
tempted to repeat 'the operation, and. hav
ing accumulated during the months of
August and September last a'very large line
i jujj contracts in tne neignoornooa
of'TS cents, carried them until about "Jan
nary 1. receiving in one day about 100,000
bales, of spot cotton, valued at, tS.000.000. As
a result of this bperation'the',price advanced
to about S?4 cents per pound) when Mr.
Price surprised the trade by announcing
that bo had sold out the cotton he had been
carrying for about stz months.
This action on Mr. Price's part was gen
erally construed as aligning him among the
bears, although he denies this, and says he
simply advised his friends to take profits,
but did not advise them to "go short" of
NEW BOLL LEADER.
After Price had sold out his cotton, and
thus voluntarily abdicated the bull leader
ship, Mr. Sully, who comes from Provi
dence. R. I., and had hitherto been a com
paratively Inconspicuous figure In the trade,
Fortune seemed to have favored Mr. Sul
ly, and the coincidence of a very actlvo
trade demand for raw cotton ar.d a succes
sion of storms throughout the South, which
Interfered with the crop movement, im
parted great strength to the market and
carried prices up to more than 10 cents a
The advance was assisted by the conspic
uous operations of Mr. Sully, who Is sup
posed to be backed by a clique of New
England capitalists and manufacturers, and
It is conceded that his manipulation of the
market, which was conducted through the
firm of S. M. Weld & Co.. who are very
prominent New England cotton merchants,
with offices In both Boston and New York,
was exceedingly adroit.
The market advanced with ease under the
stimulus of Mr. Sully's purchase, and it
was rumored that he had caught Mr. Price
heavily short, and that the profits of the
"New England clique were largely drawn
from Mr. Price's rockets and more than ab
sorbed any profits made by the latter gen
tleman earlier In the season.
Opinion upon this point must be, of
course, entirely conjectural, as neither Mr.
Price nor Mr. Sully Is willing to say any
thing about it. They are good friends and.
while differing In their present views of the
market, meet upon terms of cordiality, and
the struggle between them has been re
markable for Its freedom from personalities
of an offensive character.
At all events. It was not until February
26, when May contracts were selling at 10.09,
that Mr. Price, who Is generaly very out
spoken in the public expression of his
views. Issued a circular, in which he called
attention to the fact that 10 cents per pound
had generally been found to be a prke
that checked or diminished consumption,
and that "the most dramatic episodes In the
history of the trade have been those that
accompanied the financial demise of a series
of brilliant operators who had persuaded
themselves that the causes which had Justi
fied an advance to 10 cents per pound wouid
continue operative during a farther en
hancement In the Aalue of the raw ma
terial." "Mr. Price went on to say that In the Iat
ten years he could not recall a'stnsie In
stance where a speculation of any majcnl
tudo predicted upon purchases "of cotton
in the neighborhood of JO cents per pound
had not come to grief and reacted upon its
promoters to their own loss.
Ho wound up the circular with the follow
"With cotton at present prices and spin
ners' current needs for the present wall
supplied, I doubt exceedingly if the energy
of speculative buying will be found suffi
ciently persistent to avert a consequent de
cline In the market."
The issuance of this circular was regdtyied
by the market, already at high tension, as
a result of the obvious antagonism between
tho two speculative leaders, as a challenge.
Mr. Sullj's reply to It was to bid up May
contracts to 10.17 cents, at which price they
sold on Monday. March 2. Current rumor
credits Mr. Price with having sold short
very heavily to the Sully contingent, and
during great excitement the market com
menced to decline and on Saturday Mai
contracts sold at 9.53 cents, a net decline of
64 points, or $3.20 per bale, for the week.
OQlnlons van- as to the amount of cotton
which the Sullv clique own. and the quan
tity which Mr. Price ls.short. It Is probable
that the individual operations of both gen
tlemen are grossly exaggerated, but each
side has a very extensive following, and, as
the average transactions on the New York
Cotton Exchange during the week, have
been about S00,0u0 bales a day. It Is evident
that a very large sum of money must have
changed hands as a result of the decllna.
At the close of business yesterday both
Mr. Price and Mr. Sully as far ai could
be learned were undisturbed In their con
viction as to the ultimate course of the
market. Mr. Sully's claim Is that the un
precedented activity In trade, especially In
America, would create a demand for every
bale of cotton available, and that the crop
Is not over 10.750.0CO bales.
Mr. Price on the other hand, maintains
that the crop Is 11,000000 bales or over, anil
that the movement during the week which
Is the largest on record for the first week
of March, fully confirms this opinion, and
that while trade has been good and con
sumption great, spinners have largely sup
plied thcmelve, and that the growf
tightness of money and the weakness on
to Stock Exchange, taken in conjunction
with the constantly Increasing unre"t
among the laboring classes, portend a sum
mer of contracting Industrial activity. "which
must ultimately be reflected In the market
for all great staples.
The week closes with the l-uc still un
determined, although the course of the
market up to yesterday seemed to favor the
Our fabrics are all NEW. No old chest
nuts here. Harlan Bros., Tailors. Sixth and
St. Charles streets.
VEST AN OPTIMIST;
Washington, March 8- George G. Vest of
Missouri retires from public life an optimist.
His four years' advocacy In the Confeder
ate Congress of a cause that was lost, and
his twenty-four years in the American Con
gress, during two-thirds of which time his
party was In the minority, has In no way
affected his. confidence In the Republic or
his faith In the people.
Although physically wasted and now 'vir
tually an Invalid, he looks at the world
gladly and hopefully. He does not believe
the Senate of the United States Is a de
"Our people are Just as honest and pa
triotic as In the days of the Revolution and
are as willing to make many sacrifices for
the country." Mr. Vest said in an hour's
conversation to-day. Then he added: "But
they are too busy to spend much time with
the heroic and sentimental."
After discussing politics at some length,
Mr. Vest was asked;
SaLiYtssL Fe srdl the Wivy
You leave Kansas City on the California
Limited. In fifty-five hours you are
in California. It's Santa Fe all the
way train, track and management.
A direct ronte, Kansas City to Los Angeles, San Diego and Saa
Francisco. Only line to Grand Canyon of Arizona.
Money cannot provide a finer train. Think of a travel comfort;
here it is. Cosy compartment Pullmans, sunny observation parlor,
a well-selected library, electric lights; also buffet-smoking car, with
barber shop and daily stock reports. ' Bnt the crown of it all is the
dining-car service Harvey's best which is the best in the world.
Convincing facts in booklets.
Onr other daily trains to California carry standard Pullmans,
tourist sleepers and chair cars.
Atchison. Topeka Q-fa ITg SRffl
Santa FeRy . JXlllX 1 5 !t.Uut,.
"Do you think your success In taking the
duty from anthrnclte coal has had much
"I do not think that taking the duty from
anthracite coal has completely broken down
the Dingley tariff law, but It certainly has
caused the lowering of prices and com
mitted the Republicans to the admission
that taking off or reducing tariff duties on
the trust articles Is the proper remedy for
the relief of the American consumer. They
were compelled either to repudiate the rec
ommendation of President Roosevelt that
the duty should be taken from anthracite
coal or admit that he told the truth In his
message when he said that taking off the
duty would give a remedy. In the event of
a crisis in coal prices.
"If removing the duty In the cae of an
thracite coal Is the proper remedy In or
der to escape from the clutches of the coal
barons, the same remedy Is the proper o.,e
In the case of all other trusts, and from
this there Is no possible escape. The trusts
are created and sustained by the enormous
duties of the Dingley law, and the Demo
crats should make the fight In 1901 for a
revision of the tariff
"I did not Include the removal of the duty
from bituminous coal In my resolution, but
contented myself to apply only to the an
thracite coal, so that the Republicans In
Congress would be confronted by the rec
ommendations of their own President, who
mentioned anthracite coal only in his mes
sage. I think the duty should be taken
from all coal and have so fought and voted,
but I thought It test to confine the lssuo
within the limits fixed by the President."
"Do you subscribe to the idea that the
Senate Is a decadent body7"
"I do not think the Senate has degen
cratetl In ability or patriotism, but In case
of numbers has brought Into that body
many new and Inexperienced men, who can
not at first equal the older Senators. Be
sides this, distance lends enchantment to
the view, and the farther we recede from
public men the greater they appear.
"Then, too, the era In which a public man
lives has much to. do with his career and
characteristics. The present age Is essen
tially a commercial one. and representative
men partake to a large degree of the mate
rial and commercial feeling, which has In
creased greatly In the last half century."
"I mean by this that more Importance 's
attached to the efforts of a public man an
to economic and absolutely practical qucs-
THE IDEAL PIANO.
12t Jt li22 OLIVE ST.
(Lesvccar at' 12th at.)
LARGEST IN THE WEST.
11SO & 1122 OLIVE ST.
(LeBTe car at 12th at.)
tlons. than In the earlier days of the Re
public "Our people are Just as honest and pa
triotic as in the days of the American Rev
olution, and willing to make as many sacri
fices for the country, but they are too busy
to spend much time on the heroic and sen
timental. "I think It would be a great mistake to
elect Senators by a popular vote. It the
people cannot be trustedto elect a member
of the State Legislature from among their
own neighbors, whom they have known far
jears, 1 do not see bow It Improves tne
matter to have candidates for the United
States Senate selected from Dolltlcal State
conventions, to be voted for by members of
tne respective political parties.
"I am In the minority on this question.
due 1 cannot see it in any other light,"
KENNETT TO BE RELEASED.
Former Police Chief of St. Louis
in. Prison in California.
L03 Anpeles, Cal. March 8. Action on J
letter received in this city from Governor I
Pardee, F B. Kennett, former Chief otf
Police of St. Louis, and well known in po-l
lltlrnl rlrtIo In that fit,. .tti t. l.i.,rl I
from the California State Prison in a weckj
or two." Kennett killed Detective Lawson ini
thus city about nine years ago on account! ,
of a dispute over money, which Kennett i.
claimed was due him for services as a pri- V ,
vate detective. Influential friends In St. -Louis
have been at work, to obtain Ken- y
nett's release. . i
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