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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. MARCH 9,
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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
I PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP & CO.
Charles W. Knapp. President and General Manager.
George I Allen, Vice President.
W. B. Carr, Secretary. f
Once: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets.
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MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1003.
Vol. 05 I Xo. 2oU
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 cop'es of the Dally and Sunday Re
public printed during the month of February. 1903. all In
.regular editions, was as per schedule below:
X . . (Snnday) . .11S.480
8 .. (Sudsy) ..130,680
IB .. (Sunday) ,.1S3,10
22 .. (Sunday) ..121,200
Total for the month 3,287,020
Less all copies spoiled in printing, left oer or
Net number distributed 3,214,313
Average dally distribution 114,439
And aald W. B. Can- further says that the number
of copies returned and reported unsold during the month
of February was S.35 per cent.
W. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2SUi day of
J. T. FARISH.
Notary Public, City of St. Louis. Mo.
" My term expires April 25, 1S05.
WORLD'S J 904 FAIR.
VOTERS WILL XOX FORGET.
It is being truthfully said throughout tiie country
that. If a Congressional election were to be held this
yar, the record of the session just closcl- would in
sure the defeat of the Republican party at the polls.
This assertion of the people's recognition of Re
publican collapse in the performance of public duty
might, indeed, bo carried further. In the Presidential
elections of 1904 the popular resentment of such a de
liberate neglect of duty on the part of the people's
representatives is likely to be felt to an extent that
trill not be relished by Republicans.
The plain fact of the situation is that the national
managers of the Republican party have allowed Uieni
Kelvea to become overbold In their dlsregnrd of Ameri
can public sentiment. They feel that their machine
Is so firmly intrenched in control of the Government
that it can venture to govern for the trusts and the
privileged classes in general at the utter sacrifice of
ihe rights of the many. They count upon the potency
of a big campaign slush-fund supplied by the trusts,
and upon the influence exerted by these monopoly
organizations in controlling the votes of hundreds of
thousands of employes, to hold the Republican party
secure in power. This h the explanation of an arro
gance which has now reached the point of frank con
tempt for the popular will.
Unless all signs fall, however, a convincing rebuke
will be administered to this spirit next year. The
termination of the final session of the Fifty-seventh
Congress is attended by a general dissatisfaction with
results that Is ominous for the Republican party.
There is a growing feeling that the time has come for
American voters to take from Republican hands a
control of government which has been so flagrantly
misused and to insist that public affairs shall once
more be administered in the people's behalf rather
than for the exclusive benefit of a powerful few. The
prospect now Is that this spirit will make itself mani
fest at the polls next year In the defeat of Republican
The bond issue contemplated by the adoption last
autumn of an amendment to section 12, article x, of
the State Constitution cannot be made until section
26, article ill, of the City Charter Is so amended as to
state specifically the cost and nature, of the public Im
provements that would be made with the money de
rived from the sale. Mayor Wells has asked the Mu
nicipal Assembly to call a special election for June 23
and then submit a' Charter amendment proposition to
This course was not deemed necessary at first. The
voters understood last autumn that the Constitutional
amendment would be sufficient of Itself to authorize
the Issuance of the bonds and the public took for
granted that the sale would be dnly made. But legal
authorities investigated Constitution and Charter pro
visions and decided that all essentials leading up to
and concerning the proposed 'issue should be explicit.
Mayor Wells and the fiscal officials of the city accept
ed this opinion as determinative, on the grouuds that
the negotiations were better too right than to any de
gree dubltable, and they concluded to give the citizens
an opportunity to ratify the former favorable vote. ,,
No" doubt the public will approve the proposed
amendment. This result may be considered preor
dained, for the reason that the proposition which will
be presented to the voters in June will be fundamen
tally the came as that which was expressed In the
Constitutional amendment If there is any differ
ence in principle between the two propositions, the
difference favors, from the average dtlien's stand
point, that now submitted, for it embodies a detailed
statement of the projects which will be executed with
The improvements are not only desirable,, but
necessary. JVlthout them f3t Louis will remain, the
'name, indefinitely the same, and there will be not ma
terial change for the better. U.is. well enough to
consider and talk about extensive public workkbut
the prospects cannot become facts without money
mid money can be procured In no other way except
by the issuance of bonds.
Mayor Wells has frequently explained, iith dem
onstrations, that the public Improvements p'inucd
coincide with a policy of laige economy, lie has
shown that the city would actually wive money each
year as a consequence of present investments. If
the public buildings were icnovated and enlarged, the
annual extravagant budget for repairs, would be dis
pensed with; and If the sewers were made adequate
and put In proper condition, the uyual damage ex
penses would disappear. The repairs whleli arc
periodically made to public buildings are useful. :is
the structures are dilapidated and the alteration line
to be made over and over again, at ever-luei easing
Many of the public buildings aie in deplorable con
dition. Out of civic self-respect the city should put
them in right shape. Xo other reas-on should be need
ed. And probably the voters will appreciate- 'his fact
and approve the Chatter amendment by a largo ote.
as they did the Constitutional amendment. The pub
lic has been progressive in this city for several jears
and there is every Indication that this healthy i irit
will not only survive, but grow.
GOOD Mi:X IX OFFICE.
The people of St. Louis can put hilmi of the right
kind In the House of Delegates if they will. They do
not ueed to depend on the caucus or primary decisions
of any party on municipal questions. If the party
leaders will not provide proper tickets, the public can
do so and also elect them. What the voters desire
they can get.
Among the nominees for the House are some te-
spcct.ible men. who might be relied upon to fulfill
their duties wisely nnd honorably. But there are too
many candidates below the present good-government
standard. This is not the fault of the parties so
much as it Is the fault of the voters in certain wauls.
Xot enough Interest has been demonstrated by the
average citlen in next month's election. Some wmiK
are, figuratively speaking, asleep; they will allow un
desirable candidates r win without opposition and
afterwards will complain that they are misrep
resented. The political parties have not, as a rule, shown any
active interest in ward nominations; they have con
fined their selections to candidates elected at large,
leaving ward affairs to settlement by the wards. This
has resulted in the continued domination of ward af
fairs by the district workers of both patties and con
sequently in misrepresentation in the. House. If the
people of the wards are satisfied that this Influence.
should continue to assert its power they will have to
be content with results. It is up to the people of the
wards. The good people can suppress this influence
If they desire, if they will become active.
Thousands of people never give a thought to public
questions until election day, and that is often too late
to do any good. They will go to the polls on election
day and read the ballot. "There's Bill Jones as can
didate for the House. He's one of the gang. He's
a pretty thing to represent this ward." That Is whit
the voter soliloquizes when he reads the ticket. But
does he ever think that probably Bill Jones's name
would not be on the ticket If the voters had taken
Bill's scalp early In the campaign?
Admonition la given the voters far enough lu ad
vance to place the full responsibility for results on the
respectable men of every ward of the city. If the re
spectable people are satisfied to be misrepresented in
the House, they will do nothing to oppose some of the
individuals who arc candidates. If they desire rhat
their wards be properly, and honestly represented,
they will induce competent honesjt men to run for the
House. The voters have the situation entirely within
STAMP OUT THE PLAGUE.
Upon his Honor, Judge Jefferson Pollard, and his
judicial confreres of like station devolves in great
measure the duty and the distinction of bringing
about a millennium of manners. These gentlemen
clothed in the dignity of arbiters of the elegances, as
sisted by the municipal bluecoats, are intni-ted with
the enforcement of grave provisions looking to the
outer aspect of society and particularly to its deport
ment on the sidewalks. In the street cars, in theaters
and other public places where refined behavior Is es
sential to comfort, cleanliness and health.
St. Louis Is concerned now not with profound con
siderations of whetlier dogs can legally bite those
who ignore their rights, whether ladles can horsewhip
rude civilians, or whether the wife may properly pick
the husband's pocket, but is deeplyexerelsed over the
question whether certain Individuals can with Im
punity bespatter the pathway, shoes, clothing of be
foul the atmosphere of others by reckless deposits of
Legally it cannot be done, for the city forbids It
by ordinance. The respect to be paid the ordinance
depends upon the aforesaid arbiters and the con
stabulary. Let them dispense justice with a Brutus
like, Impartiality and severity.
It Is a serious reflection on the civil deportment of
modern times that expectorating has become an issue
in St Louis as in every other large city and neces
sitated a resort to legislation. It will be a greater re
flection It the law Is not rigidly enforced. On the
other hand, If It is enforced, St. Louis will become
conspicuous for the absence of the spitting-plague.
MR. DARWIX AND THE "NATION."
Darwin demonstrated that since the animal, man,
nttalned to the rank of manhood he has diverged Into
distinct races and that the white man and negro are
so distinct that a naturalist, without knowing other
wise, might, on first observing specimens, reasonably
declare them to be different species.
The Nation, which has ardently affirmed Mr.
Roosevelt's implied -doctrine of social equality and
warmly supported"hls policy of' negro discriminations,
has received a letter containing a "poser." The
writer, after quoting Darwin's conclusions, takes the
correct view that intermarriage of the white and
black races means a "racial lowering," and respect
fully asks the Nation, in effect, how It can reconcile
Its own and Mr. 'Roosevelt's ideas with an unpardon
able sin against nature, the assumption being that so
cial equality logically tends to intermarriage.
The Nation's remarkable and evasive reply will
astound every white inhabitant of the Western
Hemisphere. It says: "Mr. Darwin is arguing from
the confessed brotherhood of man against the doctrine
of fixed species, and raises no question of superior or
Inferior in the 'distinction.' "
Therefore, we conclude of course, there can be no
"lowering" In nature. In nature we are all free and
eqnal. The high type is not affected by crossing:
The mule is eqnal to the horse.
That, however, has not been the view of the states
men who molded our Institutions. That was not the
view of Mr. Lincoln, who recognized the physlclal
differences between the races as a -bar to equality.
That was not the view even of the rankest abolition
ist of Lincoln's time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes forcibly and eloquently
phrased the truth: "The Creator has hung out the
colors that form the two rallying points" so that they
shall be unmistakable, eternal; nay, there is hardly a
single sense that does not bear witness to the Inefface
able distinction of 'blood." Neither he nor Mr! Lin-
InhBlligeut thought which is in part responsible for
the recognition of the natural and racial differences
between the negro and the white citizen in the United
The distinction is perpetually and eternally fixed so
far as this country is couccrueil. Forty years ago
there might have been sonic doubt ulmnt it theie
might have been excuse for quibble and teigiversa
tlon. To-day we may as well realize the unalteiahle
facts. The Nation is at least forty years behind the
RAILWAY CLERKS WILL INTERPRET
ROLES IN "THE CONSUL'S DAUGHTER.
SORDID NEW JERSEV.
Some j ears ago there was u movement among the
States for a kind of antitrust legislation, more drastic
corporation laws, having to do chiefly with fraud in
occipitalization. At this time. New Jeiey. far
lrom joining the movement, peiceived that its oppor-j
Utility lay in the opposite direction, and offered Itself'
as an asylum for corporations driven fiom other
places. As a (onsequenie. New Jersey became n
Mecca for halt lame, blind and inflated corporations,
which hobbled there in droves.
Since then the State has udvertised as a good home
for every kind and condition of corporation and trust.
Its laws grant everything and require nothing. It
has made of Itself a vet liable picnic ground for cor
porate interests. Harlniring every variety of the
"legal entity," It offers the same piotectlou to fakes,
that Morocco, without extiadltlon laws, does to the
Inteiuatien.il tribe of thieves.
Only two things, practically, are required of the
corporation that It acknowledge Xew Jeisey as lis
home and contribute to Xew Jersey's eoffers. With
its residence hung on a Xew Jersey peg-the (oipora
tlou or the trust may do business wherever It pleases.
Actual residence Is not necessary. There are law
yers in Xew Jersey who make a business of piocuring
"residences," holding mock meetings nnd transacting
all business for corporate boaids that have never set
foot in the State. Tom. Dick and Harry In. say.
Kalamazoo deem It expedient to cloak their opera
tions with a corporate form. They may incorporate
by telegraph, and on receipt of an answer proceed im
mediately to dispone of stock.
Most of the Bieat monopolies make Xew Jersey
their home. In dealing with the trust question the
nation may eventually find that the evils of Xew .Jer
sey demand first attention.
There is good reason to congratulate the World's
Fair management on the fact that the United Stat"-
Government favors a generous Philippine appivpi'n
tlcn for the exhibit designed for St Louis In 1904.
This exhibit should iu many respects be the most in
teresting of nil, to the people of this country, at least,
and it wonld be deplorable If a mistaken spirit of
economy should result In restricting its fullest possi
bilities of entertainment and Instruction.
Missouri legislators seem to favor the Idea of re
moving the State capital from Jefferson City to St.
Louis. The metropolis of Missouri would appreciate
the compliment of being chosen as the capital city if
the change Is felt to be necessary. The only feature
of the original proposition to which St Louis objected
was that this city should pay ?l,000,000 for what
would In reality benefit the State at large far rnoie
than it would benefit St Louis.
More Trouble In China.
A far more extreme view of the Impending dancer In
China than any et expressed ha Just been uttered by
Doctor Robert Coltman, Jr., -who has long- been connected
with the Peking--court as physician to Li Hun-Chang
and several members of the royal family. Doctor Colt
man reminds us that at the beginning- of June, 190), ho
'cabled that a foreign war In China wai Inevitable, and
we all know how swiftly his predictions were fulfilled. He
U'.Is us now, with the added weight of that ominous
and successful propheoy to support him, that a foreign
war In China Is once more Inevitable unless the Powers
determine to anticipate it by a. rapid advance on Peking,
and the Immediate deposition of the Dowager Empress.
This, he believes, will r.ot be done; therefore, his propheoy
In one of war, certain. Inevitable, and Immediate. To
fee the full force of his view we must follow the steps
by which he has reached It. Hi closeness to the center
of power and to the Manchu court has given him an op
portunity to follow the inner causes of things, and he
lells us what he has seen. First, ami most Important, he
asserts that the Dowager Empress. Js still absolute ruler,
and that her hatred of foreigners Is deep and Intense.
We can well believe that the armed intervention of the
Powers did little to diminish that hatred. In her policy
the Empress is ably and enthusiastically seconded by the
Chief Minister Yung Lu or Jung Lu, as Doctor Colt
man calls him. And both are In perfect harmony with
the great flghtlng General, Tung Fu-Hslang, and with
the exiled Prince Tuan, now buy drilling hardy Mongo
lian troops "on the northern border of the Middle Kingdom.
In other words. Doctor Coltman tells us that to the triad
of Tung Fu-Hslang, Tuan and Tung Lu, whose position
we described In a recent issue, the Dowager Empress
must be added as a fourth, and that the movement which
we spoke of as being under the leadership of the triad
is really being carried on under the shelter of the im
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W. T. WALKER AND MlaS KATB OSBOHN,
Aa Captain Boeu and MUs Alice Hazleton In "The Consul's Daughter," to be preferred
. by railway clerks.
"The Consul's Daughter," a melodrama,
will be presented at the South St. Louis
Turner Hall, Tenth and Carrbll streets, on
March 22 by railway clerks.
Specialties will be presented between the
acts. The participants will be Junes and
Clifton. Richards and Maxwell. Huku tel
lers, Leora Spellmejer. Hazel Morau. Belts
and Gelger. Gladys Moore. Hazel Smith,
Harry llaer and the Zeppsteln sisters.
John "N". Newman of Oaklund, 111.,
Swallows Carbolic Acid at
Ridgefarm. Ill , March 8. John W. New
man, City Alderman of Oakland, 111., a fugi
tive from Justice, committed suicide this
morning by taking carbollo acid.
Newman was a stock dealer at Oakland,
and stood high In commercial circles. Three
months ago he left Oakland and his where
abouts was not known until to-day.
The cause of the flight was the utterance
of forged notes, which came to light after
Newman was elected Alderman as a whis
ky man In the First Ward of Oakland- and
held the balance of power in the City Coun
cil. He was a Hhrend political worker and
a power in Coles County politics, and a fac
tor In the defeat of State Senator Pember
ton one year ago
Warrants had been Issued and the author
ities had been hunting Newman for the last
Ills wife and daughters were with him In
the last moments of his life.
STRIKERS HELD A MEETING.
Lead Works Employes Firm iu
Their Demands for ail Increase.
Desloge, Mo.. March 8. The crushers, feed
ers and cagera of the National Lead Works
who are on a strike held a meeting last
nlnght and decidtd to stand fldmly for a
raise In wages from $1.45 to Jl.tJ a day.
They claim their work is the hardest and
tho pay the least. Work at the mills and
mines Is practically stopped, the miners'
union disclaims authority for the action of
the strikers, who ore kept uway lrom the
works by armed guards.
The agitation is traced to Jose Kesler. a
labor leader. The company will notsunTer
so much as the strikers, as coal is short and
a lew weeks' tie-up would not put the com
pany to great lncom eniei.ee. Jake Buente,
a clerk In the company's orflce. accom
panied by a Deputy Constable, went to Kes
Ier's house to arrest him, but Kesler gae
the officers the slip, and they tired guns
Vice Present AVllliara McChesney Is on
the ground, and he and Assistant Bordall
are working away to get men who will
take the places of the striking laborers.
POEMS WORTH KNOWING.
THE NEW CHURCH ORG AX.
BT WILA, CAKLBTON-,
British InTanton of Hoaton.
At the call of some of the members of the Ancient and
Honorable Artillery Company last week at the State
house before the Committee on Military Affairs, Major
Sydney M. Hedges stated that in IS96 the Boston organi
zation paraded the streets of London with firearms, which
was the first time that an armed foreign body had done
such a thing for 800 years.
Of course, the thing in order Is to extend similar
courtesies to the Honourable Artillery Company of Lon
don in Its proposed visit to this country next fall as were
given the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of
Boston In Its visit to London in K.
The necessary permission to parade with arms In this
country has already been granted by the United States
Government and the London company will probably parade
from the dock to the hotel and thence to the banquet
There will probably be no danger in this act cf
reciprocity. It might be well, however, to appoint a com
mittee to keep the Hon and the unicorn on the old State
house within bounds should they become too demonstra
tive while the Britishers are passing.
Germanr Wants Oar Friendship.
ReIew of Reviews.
It has been frequently argued In these pages that the
German Government contemplates only the most friendly
relations with the Government of the United States, and
that it has disavowed any Intention to acquire territory
In South America. Germany has too much on her hands
In the Old World to seek trouble In the New. For one
thing, the German nation is in some danger of being
divided against Itself, so Intense is the strain between the
Emperor and his supporters and the Social Democrats,
who now form the largest party In the Empire. German
population and Industry are growing remarkably, and it
Is. not strange that German ambition should look toward
territorial expansion at some future time. But the do
mestic problems that loom large on the horizon are
destined to claim Germany's chief attention for a consid
erable period. When Germany's new tariff schedule,
many of which are at stupendously high rates, come into
effect, next year, there will be renewed dissensions at
home because of ths Increased price of foodstuffs.
FIsTht Called Off.
But here the novelist paused and nibbled his penholder.
"It I make the hero knock the ruffian out," he re
flected, "It will be disgustingly conventional, and If I
make the ruffian whip the hero I Bhall be overwhelmed
with letters from Impressionable young women, calling
me si heartless wretch, and a brute."
Whereupon" he decided to call the fight off.
An American Wife Indispensable.
Indianapolis News. ,
And now Austria Bends a diplomat to Washington who
has an American wife. It begins to look as If the Ameri
can girl 'were wielding; a greater Influence In International
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cola was an anthropologist but thex represented the ever, dreamed, "" sra -
Will Girleton, p-jt and lecturer, was bom at Hudson. Lnawe Cwunt, MUh, October 21,
18(5. The log cabin in ithlch he was bor-i Is the original of that ucrlbed In" Out of the Old
foue. Nancy." He craduated at Hillsdale College, and in JS70 Joined the editorial stsft of the
Detroit Tribune, but the success of his poem, "Betsj- and I Am Out." pub!lhed In 1S71. to ob
couraped him that the. next ear ho gae up newspaper ork and adopted authorship and
lecturing. He now resides in Brooklyn, X. Y.
HEr'VB got a brand new organ. Sue,
For all their fuss and search;
They've done Just as they said they'd do.
And fetched It Into church.
They're bound the critter shall be sa;n,
And on the preacher's rieht
They've hoisted up their new machine
In e-.eryboiy's sight.
They've got a chorister and choir.
Ag'In my olce and vote;
For it was never my desire
To praise, the Lord by note.
I'e been a sister good and true
For flve-an'-thirty year;
l' e done what seemed my part to do.
An' praj ed mr duty clear;
l'e sung the hymns both slow and quick,
Just as the prcacht-r read, "
And twice, when Deacon Tubbs was sick,
I took the work an' led;
And now. their bold, new-fangled ways
Is comln' all about;
And I, rlsht In my latter days.
Am fairly crowded out!
To-day the preacher, good old dear.
With tears all in his eyes.
Read, "I can read my title clear
To mansions In the skies."
I al'ays liked that blessed hymn
I s'pose I always will
It somehow gratifies my whim.
In Eood old Ortonvllle;
But when that choir got up to sing,
I couldn't catch a word.
They sung the most dog-gondest thing
A body ever heard!
Some worldly chaps was standln' near.
And when I see them grin
I bid farewell to every fear
And boldly waded in
I thought I'd chase their tune along.
An' tried with all my might;
But though my voice was good and strong.
I couldn't steer it right.
When they was high, then I was low.
An' also contrawlse;
An' I too fast, or they too slow.
To "mansions in the skies."
An' after every verse, you know.
They played a little tune;
I didn't understand, and so
I started in too soon.
I pitched it pretty middlln high.
I fetched a lusty tone.
But oh. alas! I found that I
Was singln" there alone!
They laughed a little, I am told;
But I had done my best;
And not a wave of trouble relied
Across ray peaceful breast.
And Sister Brown I could but look
She sits right front of me;
She never was no singln" book.
An' never went to be;
But then she al'ays tried to do
The best she could, she said;
She understood the time right, though.
An' kept it with her head;
But when she tried this mornin'. oh.
I had to laugh, or cough!
It kep her head a-bobMn' so.
It e'en a'roost came off!
An Deacon Tubbs he all broke down.
As one might wen suppose;
He took one look at Sister Brown,
And meekly scratched his nose.
He looked his hymnbook through and
And laid It on the seat.
And then a pensive sigh he drew.
And looked completely beat.
And when they took another bout.
He didn't even rise;
But drew his red bondanner cmt.
An' wiped his weepln" eyes.
I've been a slater, good an' true.
For flve-an'-thirty year;
I've done what seemed my part to do.
An' prayed my duty clear;
But Death will stop my voice. I know,
For he Is on my track;
And some day I to church will go
And never more come back;
And when the folks get up to Mng
Whene'er that time shall be
I do not want ho patent thing
'A-squealin over met
WOULD KILL CANAL"
Senator Hnnna Declines That At-
tempt to .Modify Agreement
Would Defeat Piojecf.
TIME NOW IS TOO SHORT."
"If United States Tries to f5et
Onners-liip of Land Treaty Limit
Will Exjiiie lief ore Colombia
Can Amend Constitution."
Thf Il-yublic Burratl.
lllh St. anJPer.noUanli Ale.
Washington. March 8. Senator Hanna nai
asked to-djy for his opinion of the report il
plan of the Denvocrats In the Senate to
amend the csnal treaty with Colombia in
fiach a manner as to est In the United
i-tates absolute sovereignty over the-canal
"1 do not know the plans of the Demn
crat"." a?id he. "but I assume it is true
thit some of tne leualr..; Djmocrats are so
li'K to fo.Iow the lcideisbip of Senator
Morgan anl try tt amend the treaty. If
"ucu an .menutri,nt were made it would
haie the elfect u killing tlir: treaty. That
is ih- opir.i&ii of secretary Hay and it is my
opinion, too. '
". nj should burh an amendment have
that eiiVet? " was askeu.
"in the lirst Dlaie it is a recognized fact
that the t"ontltutIon of Colombv prevent
the ahcnatlcn of temtor. if ice tCenats
urce need tne treaty beiorc it cou'd bt rati
lled by Colombia, a convention would have
to be cai, d in that country to amend the
"ISefore tnat could be done the time hi
which the trial must Ce ratified would ex
pire, and the treaty wou d cease to have
any standing as between the two countries.
A new treaty would have to br negotiated.
The result v. Ill be that we would be put
back several years. Any member of the
Senate who votes to amend the treaty votes
against the construction of an isthmian ca
nal. "VVe have had considerable trouble ne
gotiating this treaty, and we nave it In
!"uch shape that the Interests of the United
State,! are as well protected a If absolute
sovereignty were granted this cCuntry. The
Colombians have gone as far an they are
willing to go. They are naturaUy suspicious
uf us. If any changes should be made in
the treaiv it would result In Its rejection
and very likely prevent the negotiation of
a new convention."
"Do ou think It will be possible to ratify
the Colombian treaty?"
"I do. I am sure that the Democrats
will not be willing to accept the responsi
bility of defeating this treaty, nnd so pre
venting the bullaing of the canaL The Re
publicans are almost unanimous for the
treaty, and 1 know of seme Democrats who
will not vote to amend the treaty for the
reasons I have given."
"I do not tliink tt will be a short ses
sion. In my opinion It will last more than
a month. 1 see no way In which we can
get away in Bhort order now. You see, the
Committee on Foreign Relations failed to
report the Colombian treaty esterday.
That means that It will not be reported
until Tuesday at the earliest. Thus we hava
lost a week at the outset."
Owanaburo. Kr.. March (.-Charles -god, aged
CO roar, died last night. He was a prominent
clti2c, having aerrtd on City CsuncU serarat
MIH EVA SHAPT.n
Poplar Blutf, Mi. Karen I. Mies Bra Snadiesod
GJea ncT i&si evening saxer a. cc.a tuaeM u
UlBg EMILY 8TRBIT.
OtterrUle. Mo., Maich 8. Miss Xmlljr Strait.
aged l -rears, died to-day, lu Lola cUr "'
hurna of her slater, lira. o. A. (Kxlb-r- She tutf
resided la tins county tar mot uu bait a
WAlaCBB J. BBOWIf.
Uuatoo. 11a, March a Walker J. Broun, aa
ola ana bigot)" resjiMiitea cltusn. died- at his
hema la tma city to-day at in aca of t
MRS. F. X. E0AC3L
Pans, UL. lUrch L Mrs. P. K. Roach, azjed
U years, died to-day. fn is one or the. roost
prominent cnurvh. workara la tnls clQ. una
was taken stvlJanly ill with psaumcnia. Thurs
day, which was tha canst of her derotaa. Hr
bbrisajnald division of ths it O. a. XT. R. It.
husband is the faneral rcadmastar ot the
lfia funeral win tajta place Mnluiuu.
- Lebanon, 111. March I Jonathan Wrlsht dint
Saturday afternoon at hie home, una ni.le west
of here, aged fit years. He was a prominent
odd bellow, and at one time superintendent cf
anvtr mines In Xevada.
MRS. LOUIe) DEMOXTCOURT.
Cain), 11L, March $. Mrs. Louis Demontcourt
died at her home la Cairo last night. Mie was
the widttw of the lata Louis Xamontcourt. a
prominent lumberman uf Cairo, who was mur
ccred at CaruCherevUle sum tbrva years aso.
llernana. Mo.,iMarsh t SI moo Maushuml. one
of the oUUtt resmaaU ot Hermann, died at h.
home this morning, aged U yean.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. ;
From The Republic, March ID. U7L e
Amateurs presented "Dornrolscher"
at the Apollo Theater for the benefit
of the Cbjrmaji-Amerlcan Teachers'
Bemiaary. In tho cast wera dwartl
Doerner, Mary Haecachen, Usilo
Ilaeaejohen. Loui BennefeJdt, ClQtoWe.
(Juan at Emilia Dotrner, Alex. Sig
raund, Louis Hoebnon, WUllam
ItoMnataagel, Edward Pretorlous,
William He, Adolphlna Qsdrun.
Agnes Taussig, Berths, Friolc. Uixlo
Kron, Ixittl Elohtar and Mary
Keaae, The star, d Doatuu, was
Dnly It years old.
' Mr. and Mrs. Daniel CaUln. Mrs.
Howm. Hiss Vail, Miss McLaren.
Miss XtlUe Ussejltlne, Captain
Hads and I O. Harris returned, from
MardMJraa, Kv Orleans.
A nuLcquarada surpxlsa party was
given In honor at J. Hutchinson ol
No. IU Seatea street.
Mrs. J. T. fcuitb, af No. XB Morgan
street entertained with, a. dance la
honor of Miss Llbbie Warn.
The Misses Ludewig gave a soiree
rt their residence. 2io 27U7 Olive
A surprise party was given for
Miss Eroraa. Watts, of Xo. 1411 Brook
Miss Maria C Hodges was married
to Robert IL Cornell at the bride's
home in North Park place.
Miss Mary B. Bruder, daughter of
J. B. Bruder of John JL Vimont &
Co , wns married to August B. Hn
dennaa at the bride's home. No. 1310
Benton street. A
John H. FulweUer sued the city for
J10.COQ damages for personal in
juries caused by falling through a
defective plank street crossing; in
the West End.
Stephen Handing, grocer, of
Twentieth and North Market street,
was overturned frita his wagon. He
had a hag containing W !rin!cke!.
which rolled over the street and
soon atrocted a large crowd of
urchins. They succeeded In getting
away with many hands' full of the
Plans were completed by Colonel
Flad for a bridge across the rail
way tracks at Grand avenue,
Messrs. McManus and McGenry' de
cided to give St. Louis a good base
ball team notwithstanding the fact
that the Browns' had withdrawn from
the league for the season.