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TWISTED ROOK TITLES.
It is not hard to account for the en
joyment which the average reader gets
from mistakes in the titles of books
which it has become the fashion with
librarians and book sellers to record and
Some philosophers declare that the es
sence of "iht; funny" lies in the dis
comfiture of some one, preferably a su
perior. Such fun Hatters the self-love of , that it stands in the way of Empire, de
the reader or observer who escaped the ( fending liberty and the institutions of
discomfiture. They point to the hilarity
which a man excites when he sits down
In a place from which a chair haa been
removed without his 'knowledge, or
when he tries to mount one step more
than a flight of stairs contains. Tliis,
they say, makes a child's composition so
amusing and puts the laugh Into Illber
slcisms and mixed metaphors.
This analysis applies fully to the mis
takes In the titles of books. Tho man
who knows tbat Homer wrote the Iliad
feels the Inferiority and enjoys the dis
comfiture of the man who asks for tlie
book as "Ilomer's Eyelid."
Tho student of mnemonics, the art of
memory, can find food for study In these
mistakes'. In most cases the title has
been clear In the memory ut one time,
but has become obfuscated through some
cause or other. In Instances like v.hea
"The House Boat on the Styx" was
asked for as "Tho House Boat on Two
Sticks" the title had never made a clear
mental Impression. The applicant doubt
less desired to read tho book to find out
how the occupaut of the house boat got
into his home. Such mistakes as the
"To Get and to Have" instead of "To
Have and to Hold" seem to be instances
of misapplied mnemonic systems.
Senator Hill's straightforward enlist
ment for active Democratic service in
the campaign now opening, pledging his
best effort for the election of the Demo
cratic national ticket, adds greatly to
the promise of Democratic success and
should mean the carrying of New York
for Mr. Bryan.
The nomination of Mr. Stevenson for
Vice President on the ticket with Mr.
Bryan comes as near Insuring Demo
cratic victory lu Illinois as was possible
to any action that could have been taken
by tho Kansas City convention. When
Mr. Stevenson ran on the ticket with
Mr. Cleveland In 1602 ho carried his
State by 30,000 majority. The existing
Republican spilt in Illinois, due to the
Tanner-Cullom feud Intensified, by ad
ministration interference in behalf of
Cullom, creates a Democratic opportuni
ty which Mr. Stevenson and his party
will Improve to the utmost
Indiana, where a Republican defec
tion caused by condemnation of the ad
ministration pressure for the passage of
the Infamous Porto RIcan tariff bill is
headed by ex-President Harrison, is also
fine fighting ground for tho national
Democracy. That State is t-plendidly
tolid and compact in its Democratic or
ganization, and aa effective enthusiasm
prevails. Earnest and aggressive work
from now until November will carry In
diana for the Democratic party, and this
earnest and aggressive work Is promised
by Indiana Democrats.
The outlook for Democracy in New
York, In Illinois and in Indiana is bright
Indeed. Imperialism, the paramount
Issue of the campaign, baa aroused tho
American spirit hi these three great
States to the point of effective protest
against the Imperial plotters. It will be
UIGacult for the Ilanna machine of Em
pire to make headway against this
American sentiment. The Republican
party's denial of the truth of the Decla
ration of Independence, its violation of
the American Constitution, its abandon-
raent of tlie Monroe Doctrine, has borne
logical fruit in these three typical
American Commonwealths. The indica
tions are that New York, Illinois and In
diana will go Democratic in November.
In the present condition of the Re
publican national organization there Is
praiifyinff proof tbat President McKin
ley's mad progress toward Empire is
not sanctioned by that element of the
party which yet holds fast to American
Ism as opposed to an Imperialism which
threaten the bure destruction of the
It will be astonkhlnc indeed if Senator
Hoar cf Massachusetts, conderunlus im
perialiMn with all the earnestness po.-i-bie
to an exceptionally honest and con
scientious American, shall liually vote
for Mr. MeKinley's re-election oil the
feeble ground that he cannot b'rius him
self to the point of voliug against the
Republican nominee. Mr. Hear is too
clear-sighted a null not to see that the
ibMie of the Republic against the Em
pire Is an issue which ris.es above party.
It will be equally astonishing if Sena
tor Edmunds of Vermont, despairing, as
he does under existing conditions, of the
adoption of a true American policy lit
disposing- of the Philippines, shall nev
ertheless rote for McKiuley for the bole
reason, as stated by himself, Hut he can
not briug himself to regard Mr. Itryan
as a f-afe man. Mr. McKiulev standi
. for the uuameriean nolk-v vt Iileh Senator
( Edmunds condemns. Mr. Brvan and the
can policy which Senator Edmunds ad-
vocaies. 'J.I10 isaue of the Republic
j against the Empire demands that prin
ciples, not men, shall be tirst considered.
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" "'" "K asiumtiiiug, also, 11 j nomas
81 5SO "e-m "i .uaiue, imo lias irum tue
' first nniiuaimcdly condemned the Presl
....82,670 ( jum'j; I'hIUppiue policy, and who retired
....8s'.080 ' from Congress and the speakership of
....83,930 i the House because he could not honestly
! subscribe to that policy, shall, in despite
of Us convictions. Tote for the man and
the policy thus condemned. It would bo
more in keeping with Mr. Reed's virile
and aggressive temperament were ho to
take the lead lu the Republican antl
ImperialNt movement which Senator
'Hoar fears to head, and there render the
service to his eonntrr whirh is le-
, mantled from him as a faithful Ameri-
In 1S0G the only defection in Republic
an mnks was that of the Silver wing of
the party. Jn UW0 this element isnill
I opposing Mr. McKiuley and his master.
Mark Hauua, and is more effectively or-
gamse-d than before. In addition, there
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i l'.ni i.iuivs vl uuii-iuipenaiist ite
publicaiis who refuse to assist in trans
forming the Republic into an Empire.
On this same ground the German-American
voters are severing their connection
with Republicanism. Equally resentful
of imperialism, and bitterly condemning
President Mclvinley's Tory subserviency
to British Influence, the Irish-American
element which supported 3Ir. McKiuley
in lsiHJ is opposing his re-election now.
The President, misled by the dollar
worshiping Ilanna, lias made a griev
ous mistake, lie has taken it for granted
that the American people are willing to
betray the Republic for the loot of Em
pire, lie will be awakened In Novem
ber to a realization of the fact that the
old American spirit Is still alive, and
liberty, just as it did In the days of Jet-
ferson, when tlie Declaration of Inde
pendence announced the birth of a Gov
ernment founded on the rights of men.
As the oldest and most truly represent
ative American party, it is appropriate
that the national Democracy should en
list In Its support lu the present cam-
paign all Americans who condemn the
itepuuiicuu party a uuamericau policy or
imperialism, anil who recognize the fact
that the very existence of the Republic
The Democratic party Is splendidly ac
credited to the American people for lead
ership In the great mission of saving the
Republic from being betrayed to Empire
In behalf of a money-aristocracy, whose
Americanism has died out from souls
surrendered to the lust of wealth.
Democracy's commission was written
and signed when the Declaration of In
dependence was written and signed. Its
founder was the author of that immortal
utterance. The spirit of Thomas Jeffer
son animated the American Democracy
of 177U. It has-never dupai ted from tho
organization since that epochal year.
Simplicity, honesty, closeness to tho
American people, an Ingrained kinship
to the only true Americanism, a blood
fealty to tlie true American policies, this
is Democracy as Democracy still lives In
the world's greatest Republic. Its creed
is found in the Declaration of Independ
ence, In tho American Constitution, in
the Mouroo Doctrine, the three great
American pronouncements which the Re
publican party has within the past year
definitely and distinctly violated, repudi
ated and abandoned. It Is now deputed
to the Democratic party, as the party of
Americanism, to restore those utterances
to their original place of authority, and
in doing bo to save from destruction the
Republic, whose very life depeuds upon
our faithfulness to thu principles de
clared In those three supremely Ameri
Tho Democratic party proudly calls
upon every American for the full per
formance of his duty as an American In
the present crisis. It Issues this call by
virtue of Its authority as the party of
the Declaration of Independence, and
with the right born of unswerving
loyalty to that creed for 124 years past.
It does not for one moment doubt tho
nature of the American response to this
call. Tho Republic Is in danger. The
duty of Americans is too plain to be
POLICY OF FRANKNESS.
Even the amnesty proclamation Issued
by President McKinley's order Just after
the Philadelphia convention has not
sufficed to cause i suspension of hostili
ties In the Philippines. Dispatches re
port tlie death of eleven Americans and
1G0 Filipinos during the week Just past
These facts will tend to confirm the
belief which Is growing In the United
States that the measures whicli Presi
dent McKinley has adopted In those
islands will never result in pacification.
President McKinleyV policy Is that tlie
insurrection must be entirely suppressed
before the next step Is taken. What that
next step Is to be no one knows positive
ly. The supposition is that the- Philip
pines will be made an American colony.
The Republican platform is equivocal on
the subject. "The largest measure of
frelf-government consistent with their
welfare and our duties shall be secured
to the Filipino by law." it declares.
Americans do not know what this means
and if Americans are Ignorant on tlie
subject the Filipinos mu.-t be doubly o.
They will continue to resist. Resistance
and imperial government by bayonet go
together. The Republican policy is eter
It would be a step backward in civili
zation to deny to women all access to
the Institutions of higher learning in
which men are educated. If the protest
of the male students at "Wcsleyan and
Pennsylvania universities against tho
coeducation of the sexes at thoM! institu
tions were carried to its logical conclu
sion etery where women would be entire
ly debaned from receiving a liberal
education such as is given in the best
colleges lu the country.
The plea of the male students that
the presence of women forces changes iu
the curriculum to make the work oasii-r,
that the women are unwilling or tillable
to do the work which the men are will
ing and able to do and that the women
hold thcui back Is entitled to considera
tion. There is reason to believe that many
young women who go to college desire
simply to pass a few pleasant jears
there prior to marriage. They do not
care to sacrifice society and
diversions. They do not look on their
college studies earnestly as fitting them
for their llfu work. There is even rea
son to btispei't that many such young
women or their parents expect to further
matrimonial prospects by acquaintance
with male .students at coeducational in
stitutions. Such young women have no place at a
college. The protest of male students
against them is well founded. The In
stitution which lowers Its educatioiatl
standard to accommodate such young
women is recalcitrant to its trust and a
real enemy of coeducation.
It may be that the protest of the
students of Wesleyau and Pennsylvania
universities was against such young
women and that, unable to draw the line
otherwi.o, they drew It at the pcx.
A young woman who enters college
should stand on a mental equality u 1th
the male students. If a male student at
such a college Is unable to do the work
he is allowed to drop back and out. The
course Is not altered to suit his desire or
eaiwcity. The same bhould ue true witlt
tho female student
No university which Is determined to
keep its standard nt the highest need
ever consider tho abolition of coeduca
tion to hold its male students.
Kansas will observe with interest the
decision lu the Illinois courts as to
whether bundles of wheat blown away
by the wind are owned by the man on i
whose zrouml thev nllzhti-ri or to tho
man from whose ground they btarted. In
Kansas the ownership of locomotives
and safes would depend on the decision.
"From every mouutaiu side let free
dom ring," says the sons which sounds
the keynote of the contest between the
Empire and the Hepublic A figure (it
speech is here used, tho part for the
whole. The Interstices between the
mouutaiu sides are also to be heard
Tliat will be a proud and truly Ameri
can d.iy when a Democratic administra
tion assists iu establishing a free Cuban
Hepublic. repeals the Infamous tariff i
taxation of the Porto KIcaus, and starts
the Filipinos on the way to self govern
ment nnd independence under American
Whatever else may be said of Webster
Davis, he certainly looms up ail Ameri
can alongside of Uichard Harding Davis
and Julian Ralph, whose Americanism ia
completely hulled lu the ISritish jack.
Americans lu the last year of the
Nineteenth Century have the opportunity
for casting a vote for the Declaration of
Independence Just as Hancock, Frank
lin and Jefferson cast theirs lu 1770.
It is not possible to bo a consistent
American and an imperialist. This Ue
public was not established for the pur
pose of belling out to Umpire when tho
bidding became sutlieleutly high.
All bills asking for municipal fran
chises for street railway lines should be
promptly referred to the Board of Public
Improvements for revision In tho city's
A little more protection for the Filipi
nos and a little lews for the trusts is
what the people of the United States
desire aud what the Democrats promise.
Mark Uaima is mistaken in believing
that the principles enunciated in the
Declaration of Independence are sub
ject to revision for revenue.
One beauty about tho Democratic
platform of l'JOO is that its magnetic ap
peal to the American conscience in
creases with each reading.
Americans may well be content with
the best half of the world and tlie
splendid mission of enlightening the
other half to liberty.
Every political organization of Ameri
cans protesting against imperialism
should unite with Democracy to make
the protests effective.
If Prince Ching has really saved tho
foreign legations from massacre he's got
the makiug of a mighty good Emperor
of China In him.
The test of faith is temptation. Ameri
can faith is equal to the test, even
though an American President is the
When Colonel Wetraore made his
check payable to tlie "United Demo
cratic Party" he kne.w whereof he wrote.
At the Dnj'a Dunn.
Daylight dzwnj In the dapr-l'd tky
What shall th new day be?
Tls but a. flash UH the day goes by
What shall the new day ee?
Hopeful hearts that lock for the best
Sorry touls la a slournful quest?
With th un la tha eaat or the ua la tha
It's a choice for you and me!
Dayllzht dawiu la the dltnplej city
Joy that the nltrht !s done!
TU but a breath till the Jay ihall die
Get the ?.wl o! the ran!
For tha little day Is yccra to make
Bitter or sartet for your own life's eake.
And your heart shall airengthen or your heart
As you chooi?h!le the day doth run!
KirLEY D. SAUNT3KRM.
IN THE TWELFTH,
Coiiprpssioiial Committee Mees
Next Monday to Fix Date for
CANDIDATES ARE PLENTIFUL.
Deft-at of Ilorton Is Kflii'vwl to Be
Assured In tlio Elcvi-nth
Much Inti-rest ITas ISeen
The Democratic Committee or the Twelfth
Connrvslonnl District will meet next Mon
day to decide upon a dato for the conven
tion. Democrat in the Twelfth DlMrict
are beitinnimr to feel jubilant at the rros
iK'Cts for carrjir.B the district tills year,
it I Jielioved thut llr. Horton. the Uepub
Ilcan nomlme. will be defeated by a larse
majority, and ibcre ia a fecore of candi
dates for tlie Democratic nomination.
Tho:.e who have been prominently men
tioned aro It II. Kern, who made tho race
Kaint Jlr. l'c.irce two jears oko; James
llutkr, who is said to hate the cunsression-
I al bej m hia imniedlat'- vicinity; Jl. J. U11L
' who ran against Congressman Barthol.lt in
the Tenth District two years .-.go. and K.
V. Hunter, a clerk In the offices of tho
Terminal Itailroad Assoolation. Former
Cor.Kressman SVth W. Cobb has many warm
friends In the district who desire to seo him
!ut forward for the nomination.
Tho IJeiuLlicans are frightened over tho
proKin-ct in th district this jear. It. C.
Kerens Is quoted as having written a letter
In which he declared that there was great
danger In the nomination of Horton. This
was before the convention. The fact that
Horton was backed by Gcorse V. Ilaum
hoff. it !a believed, is evidence tbat he will
bo knifed liberally by the Kepubllcans.
Chairman E. n. Gulon of the Congres
sional Committee said yesterday that he
would call a meeting for tiet Monday.
The various c.indldatis will be Invited to
atterd and tho tlmo and idace for holding
the convention will be dl?cuss,ed. Mr. Gulon
Feems to favor an oarly convention, inas
much as the Republicans hn'e taken the
field and the conventions In the Stale aro
practically over. When tho campaiKn be
Blr.s In earntst It will be fousht out viK-
1 OrOliall'- t!CT!!tc nrn jTi'trit h! r!m A
I numN-r of tho buslne-s men in tho Twelfth
district who aro Kepubllcans expect to
scratch Mr. Ilorton. A prominent repre
sentative of the bwincss Interests declared
yutcrday that under no clrcumsUnces
would he support Ilorton, and If the Dem
ocrats nominated n strong man lie expected
to get out and work oca Inn his jurty can
didate. This feeling fcems to be of con
In the Eleventh District the ConKrcpslona!
Committee probably will lo called together
this week to Sill vacancies on the commit
tee and to dlfcuss the situation. In this
district, as in tho Twelfth, considerable In- '
ttrest baa b.-en manifested even this early
?b"r.Ies 1. Johnson. Nicholas M. Itell and
G. V. I.ubkc haio been mentioned as prob
able candidates. In this district the same
feeling exists that the Democrats havo
more than a fighting chance, and strong ef
forts will be put forth to defeat Ur. Joy.
tam:k mkn wi.y.
Sangnmon Count- Itepnlillran Con
tents Decided Aguinit Cnllom.
Springfield. IIL. Jul- S. By to-day's de
cision of tho County Election Board the
anti-CulIom faction Is placed In control of
the Republican party la Sangamon County,
and Doctor J. A. Wheeler and S. H. Jones,
avowed Tanner mn. are the recognized
nominees for Representatives in the Cen
The election was klven in the objections
of the Cullom forces to the placing of tho
?" ticket on the official ballot, it was
..IIMf.IIirillinn aluf Clin .mm.l.l .... b
nounctd iu the afternoon, nnd th rnnntv
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Courtroom was filled with politicians anx
ious to learn the result. No demonstration
was made when County Judge Murray read
the d'cislon. but an effort on the part of
W. J. Itutlcr. nominee on the luckr ticket
for State Attorney, to thank the board for
its action was met with a stern rebuff from
State Attorn, y Smith, the lone Republican
member of the board.
Two points are cotered in the decision:
First, the motion of the counsel for the
Tanner men to dismiss the objections on
the grounds that the bi-anl has no right to
rule on nominations for the Legislaturo
was overruled. Secondly, tho convention
held at the Statehouse on February II and
presided our by Colonel A. J. Iv-ster'as
adjudged to bo tho legally constituted and
authorized convention. The decision of tho
board was unanimous.
Do Armitnd Selected m
S-dalia. Mo.. July 9.-J. M. Sei'oert. chair
man of tho Democratic Stale Central Com
mittee, and J. II. Kdwards, secretary of
the committee, held a conference here to
day with representative local Democrats
and completed arrangements for the Statu
Judicial Convention to bo held In Sedalla
in xt Tuesday.
The following officers were selected for
the temporary organization:
D. A. DeArmond of IJutler. Congressman
from the Sixth District, chairman.
Phi! K. ltt. Sedalla, secretary.
W. O. Terry and I.on Luther, Lnmonte,
N. M. Hinshaw, Stdalia, 6ergeant-nt-nrms.
F. C. Hayman. Houstonla. and J. A. Starr
Sedalla, assistant Pergeant-at-arms.
J. O. Frlck. a MUsourl Pacific engineer,
Hurry A. Karr. editor of the Orc-en Ridge
Local News, and Roy Medley, editor of th.i
Houstonla Spectator. ass-Utant doorkeepers
Judge William Jeff Pollard, St. Louis!
Th Reverend Felix R. Hill, Jr., pastor of
Fifth Street M. E. Church, South, Scdaha,
11AILEV PREDICTS VICTOIIV.
Texan Thinks ftrrmnnn Will Support
Joseph W, Bailey of Texas was at tho
Planters Hotel yesterday en route to his
home, nfter a visit In the East. He wore
a linen suit with a sweep to the coat that
was as long as his usual Prince Albert.
The trousers were laundered to a starchi
nets that resembled Hto epJi , with regu
lation elbows at the knees. A wide, black
tie and n straw hat comrleted his costume.
"But what do jou think of tho ticket
nominated at Kansas City?" Mr. Bailey
"I did not go to the convention." he de
clared with emphasis. "I was not a dele
gate and had no business thire. 1 will say
this, that I think the ticket Is cxcisniingly
rtrotu. It's a good ticket. It means a
Democratic victory this fall. Mr. Bryan
will draw a great many votes from McKin
ley. The German clement, which sympa
thizes with the Boers, will support tho
OLDHAM TO VI SIT IIAXjfirtAI,.
ISrynn'n Xontinntnr Will Open Cam.
pnlirn In Mlssoorl Town.
VT. D. Oldham of Nebraska, who placed
Mr. Bryan In nomination for tha Presi
dency, is visiting friends and relatives In
Missouri. Shortly after he had made tho
nominating speech at Kansas City Colonel
John A- Knott of Hannibal met him and
Invited him to open the campaign In Han
nibal. Mr. Oldham made the promise and
Colonel Knott Is now arranging for a big
demonstration in Hannibal about tho first
of next month.
ANOTHER SLAJI AT KERENS.
Akins-Iiltchcock Mnn Made Pol mas
ter at Pattonsburjr.
The selection of Henry L. Eads as Post
master at Pattonsburg has given the Aklns
Httchcock machine an opportunity to crow
ver tha first victory since the PhlladelDhla
Eads received his appointment
as l)stmastcr en Suni!n- .1 tu. immoHtiatn-
1 took st-ps to qualify. He was bitterly
f'Hitrht by Colonel i;. u Mors of Excelsior
hprlngs and his opponent was Indorsed by
-lr Kertn. lads was backed by chairman
Akiris of the State Committee.
Charges were hurled back and forth be
tween Mone and Hurts and several sensa
tional disclosures were promls.-U. The dis
closures win never made public property.
hocr although thty Wurc tiled by both
-.nl,.h llo 1'ost utile Department at
Uashlngton Since Eads's selection the
fri.nds of the -klns-nitcl,cock machine
Ji?,. t-lt? uIIan.t- Tliey think it InJIcatcs
that Kerens has been shorn of bis power.
Jefferson City .1Ie,.(I,, Addressed !y
W. II. Olillinnt.
Jfferson Citj. Mo.. July s.The Demo
crats of Jefferson City held a big ratifica
tion meeting here to-night at tho Capitol
In the lull of thu House of Representative
' " '"- nuuse or Keprc
?IllcL,,?'v-'" """' to lts utmost car
p. Oldham of Nebm-ka, who nlu
In nomlnttloii .it K.in-.ts t'lty ia
'!, n u lm ,m.
"J" evening. Tlie ir.'etlng was held
tinder the auspices of the Jeff.-rson City
Democrat!,- Club. President George J.
Mamplli presided and Introduced the
The Democrats of this city and Cole Coun
y nri; Preparing Tor an active campaign.
Already the 1. inner JoRrrin Cltv Club has
Wn n organized with a mcmtersMp of over
'. rtnd clubs are to l.; organized all over
th courtry at ne. Trom thf national to
the tourtv tlrkef !i itMnt. ..f i-.-ii.
County :ire enthusiastic and will line up to
a man Tor c.i'h in November.
1'Ians I.uld fr n Iils ltntlllcutlon
Itrooklhld, Mo.. July 9. There was n mass
meeting or Democrats in this city this
evening to organize llryan and Stevenson
club. Doctor ltoWrt Haley was electM
MeskTcnt; X. li. Crumnackcr, (secretary,
utid t.oorre Kearns. trrasurr.
Following the permanent organization of
the club It was decbUd to hold a big ratl
licallon meeting celebrating the nomlnall n
of Ilrjan and Stpn-!inn. Committees were
appointed to ralie fnnd3 unl arrange for
D. A. Hall notified Doctor Haley by wire
to-day that ho would accept bis invitation
to 1-e present. There will he other promi
nent speakers from over the State. It is
the Intention el the Drookfleld Democracy
to mak th ratification Saturday night a
Jlcntonvlllr Democrats Hntbaslnitlc
Oicr the Ticket.
Hentonllle, Ark., July 9. Senator Berry
and the special car of Democrats of this
place are home from tho Kansas City con
vention, and all are pleased with the ticket
nnd platform. Democrats of this section
are enthusiastic otr tho ticket and san
guine of success.
JCRKV MIIPSOVS views.
Mi Me-riisiu In utlnfuctury
Wichita, Kas., July 3.-Jerry Simpson, In
an Interview to-day. Is quoted as saying
that the selection of Stevenson as vice pres
idential candidate is entirely satisfactory
to tho Popull.sts of this State. Several of
tho county conventions held Saturday in
the western pnrt of the Slate sent In re
ports to-day that they are favorable to the
Crnvrford County Democrats.
Sutlvllle. Mo.. July 9. The Democratia
primary to nominate a ticket in Crawford
County was held last Saturday and resulted
In the following nominations: :
RipresentatUe. Hon-aid T. Ernest: Treas
urer. Eugene Trask; Collector, T. O. Ren
frew: As."eor. 11. K. Roberts; Sheriff, W.
R. Taff: Prosecuting Attorney. A. U. Far
row; Judges County Court, W. D. Lowe and
A. J. Marsh.
Iteceptlon to Yates.
Decatur. IIL July ?. At the residence of
Stato Attorney I. 11. Mills to-night the Re
publicans of the city and county gave a re
ception in honor of Richard Yates and the
othtr Republican State candidates and the
delegates to the Republican State Ix'aguo
Convention, which will be held in this city
to-morrow. About 2.009 persons attended.
Clny County Democrats.
nora. HI . July 9. The Democrats of Clay
County to-day nominated the following can
didates for county offices: Stato Attorney.
John Thomason; Circuit Clerk. John M.
Wolf; Sarvryor. Jasper Anderson: Coroner.
Doctor F. C. Campbell. The convention was
largely attended and everything was har
monious. Clay County Ticket.
Louisville. III.. July 9. The Democratic
Convention of Clay County, held in this
city to-day. nominated John W. Thomas for
State Attorney. John M. Wolf for Circuit
Clerk. J. P. Anderson for Sureyor and
Doctor Campbell of Edeni.i for Coroner.
Charleston N'euopnper Deal.
Charleston. 111.. July 9.-C. N. Walls, lato
owner of the TalorIlle Democrat, to-day
purchased a half interest in the Charleston
Wckly Courier. The Courier Is a leading
Democratic paper In tbo Nineteenth Con
Letter From Mr. Qninlty.
The Republic has received tho following
letter, addressed by Mr. Qulnby, State MIno
Inspector, to Mr. J. !. Bradley:
Jcila. Mcr., July S, IS). Honorable J. !. Prtd
ey. I" Run. SIo.: Dar Sir My attention has
been called to a communication over your signa
ture aJclrcssed to n:e tSrouch the columns of Th
1!. public of the 5th Int.. IXMrlnc upon an ortlelo
which appeared tn Tlie Republic of the JOth ult..
In which mention Is made of a bill or migKta
tlons from me for the enactment of a law by our
la Legislature fur the protection and rafety cf
lead and rlnc miners.
As vnu have requested me to explain the com
munication. I wish to say that the communication
referred ta was neither written nor dictated by
ire and was In om InManees Incorrect. On cna
of nir hurried lils to Webb City for tho pur
Im. of tnwrtlgatlng an accident that had oc
curred from the use of fuse in tlnklng a shaft I
a ujrroached by the correspondfnt. who was
desirous of obtaining information In rtfcrer.ee fa
the mineral Industry of the Webb City and other
d st ricts, but as the tlscal nr had not yet clcsed
1 t as not In iwIc)ii of raf flclent data to git e
any dennlte statement to the public. I made tha
statement to him. however, that from reports al
reidy recelied tho fatal uccldcnts for the ear
wculd be Increased about &0 per cent as cum
paird lth the fiscal year of WJi. and during
wlikh Ji-ir there wre twenty-seven. I made tha
further staument to the correnpuoJcnt that bad
mr auKgestlons prchlLltlDg the uw of metal
tamping bar In cur mines and requiring the uv
of t!.e battery Instead of fuse In sinking shafts
txen enacted Into law. Quite a number of our
gcjod miners who hate list their IlTea by reason
uf their uao woull be bring to-day. I presented
no till to the committee, neither did I make the
statement to the correspondent that I had. I da
lot recall at this tlmo whether or not I submit
ted these ausgestlons to ysu la writing, but I do
recall ery distinctly that I aubmltted them to
you durtiiE a conertlon had with jou and that
I submitted them In writing to our own member
of the legislature from this district, who was a
number of jour committee. The Mints and Min
ing Committee of our last Legislature was com
lued of honorable gentlemen, and I will say
trat I hate not. and do not now, charge the
committee or any member thereof of hating ris
en holed a bill of any character ilulcur. but
I late thought, and do yet believe, that those
rho were members of the committee and repre
senting the ereat lead and line districts of the
State acted unwisely In not silting some atten
tltn. at bast, to the suciestlons referred to. It
baa nter been my cunose. nor Is it that now.
to undertake to shift any responsibility rlght
ri.Hr belonging to myself to the shoulders of in.
ctrer. and I wish to Bar. further. 1 hare en
dectored to de my duty as I have understood It
uder the law. and 1 think mjself able to suc
cessfully defend my otnclal actions.
State Mine Inspector.
3Irs. J. IV. Hall Dead.
Bloomlngton. HI.. July 9. Mrs. J. W. Hall
died to-night from the effects of an opera- '.
tlon performed yesterday for appendicitis.
Sho was the wife of the Illinois delegate to
the National Convention at Kansas City,
to whom the management of the Stevenson
boom was intrusted. When Doctor Hall re
turned from the convention h? -found his
wife very 111. She was agd 26 years, and
was a (laughter of Colonel D. L. Crum
baugh of Lcroy, this county.
Washington, July 9. To-day's statement
of the Treasury balances In tho general
fund, exclusive of the $150.0iiO,Q"0 gold re
serve in the division of redemption, shows: :
Available cash balances. llH.iia.TT8: cold.
JM.CS7.6IJ: MUir. J1G,K2,S0; United States
AND CHINA RIOTS.
France's Charge at Washington
Hays Construction Violated
GRAVES HAD TO BE MOVED.
Chinese Regard It as Sacrilege and
Consider Missionaries Agents
of the Railway.
Washington. July 3. Railroads and not
mIslonnrle are responsible for the present
Insurrection In China. Tills Is the opinion
of M. Eugene Thkbaut. Charge d'Affalrcs
of France, who was the Consular Repre
sentative e.r his Government In Shanghai
some years a?o.
"The missionaries are being persecuted by
the Boxers." he suld. this evening, "be
cause they entered the Interior of China
over railroads constructed by foreigners,
and were regarded aa the lattcr's represent
atives. "I recall that fifteen or twenty years ago
a railroad was built, connecting Shanghai
and Wooung, at the mouth of Yang-Tse-Kiang
Rher. The read was an experi
mental affair and was for the purpose of
demonstrating to the Chinese the value of
Western methods of transportation. In or
der to construct the road It was necessary
to remove a epulchro In which Chlneso
remains lay entombed. This action axOu-ed
tho rage of the Chlneso. a riot followed, tho
roadbed was destroyed and the ties split
Into such small pieces that on could hardly
flnd a splinter.
"In another Instance the European mu
nicipalities at Shanghai determined tn con
struct a highway, known as "The Bubbling
Wells' road, to connect Shanghai and Zl
kawel. where, there Is a large establishment
occupied by Jesuits. When the route was
projected, it was found that to make tlw
road straight a Chinese tomb would hnv
to bo removed. The Chinese declined, how
ever, to permit the tomb to be moved
backward, even a few feet, and the road
forms an sngle at this point.
China All Sacred Ground.
"These two instances will show you how
the Chlnco venerate their dead. The Em
pire Is a. vast cemetery- There is no bury
ing ground. When a Chinaman dies his
relatives. If wealthy, place his body In a
costly coffin made of thick wood and heav
ily lacquered and carved, select a site In a
near-by Held and deposit the coffin there,
erecting a structure of brick or wood over
It. The poorer classes ha.e to accept any
kind of a ceffin they can get and some of
these are covered with earth, while others
are not. The Chinese never bury their
dead. When riding across country from
Shanghai it was frequently necessary to
Jump over thee coffins.
"Seeral railroads are of recent construc
tion In China. Naturally, a railroad must
have a straight roadbed. It cannot wander
in nnd out among cefflns, and the latter
had to be removed either by purchase or by
Fome means which the Chinese Oovem
ment was willing to apply. Tho Chinese
people looked upon the removal of the re
mains of their ancestors as a sacrilege.
Their anger rose, and with their anger
developed hatred of foreigners. The mis
sionaries came to them over the railroads
which had done them so much Injury, and
they were looked upon as. the representa
tives of the persons who were responsible
for the construction of tho reads. So. In
fixing the responsibility for the present
trouble, we must place It upon the rail
roads and not upon the missionaries."
Fulth In Pekln'a Wall.
Doctor Eduardo Wilde, the recently ac
credited Minister from the Argentine Re
public to the United States, who, until
recently, was Minister to China, sold to
day: "During my stay nt Pekln and Canton I
observed tho feelings of antipathy, dislike
and hate in which all foreigners were re
garded by certain and vast classes of the
Chinese. The cession of territory to various
Europtan Governments strengthened tho
suspicions of these classes that the Chris
tian world aimed at the overthrow of the
Chinese Empire, and more particularly the
overthrow of the ancient religions of that
part of the East.
"I behove the uprising, unless speedily
checked and with a violent band, will con
tlnuo to grow until the control of the Chl
neso fanaticism will be one of the gravest
propositions of Christendom.
"The most heroic mtdlcine the Powers
can administer to China would be to begin
to tear down the wall around Pekln. The
wall is more to the Chinese than simple
masonry. It Is a symbol. Tlie Chinese be
lieve that within this wall they are Invinci
ble. To shell It and to blow sections of It
Into dust would be a rudo awakening to the
Chlneso of the power of the Christian world.
"But jou must not believe that all tho
Chinese are opposed to foreigners. Tha ed
ucated peoplo in tho Empire, who have
traveled abroad or who have read the writ
ings of those, who have traveled abroad, are
not opposed to Christians. Opposed to this
class are the fanatics and Ignorant people,
led In tho main by the doctors and many
literary men or writers on religious sub
jects, who would prevent progress and turn
the Empire back from the new, progressive
steps It has taken.
"Minister Wu. here. Is one of those liberal
and highly educated Chinese whose broad
ness of mind and spirit is equally as great
as any of w hlch wo can boast in our Chris
tian civilization. He and his class deplore
tho anarchy In which China Is to-day In
volved quite as much as we do. The other
clasa Is bent upon doing Just as much mis
chief as It can. The only thing for tho
Powers to do Is to break down the wall. The
situation of Minister Wu In the United
States Ls unpleasant and peculiar. I know
that ho deplores the situation."
SWISS TALK OF AXXEXATIOX.
European Protective Tariffs Suggest
Union With America.
Washington, July 9. Annexation to the
United States Is being discussed in Switzer
land, according to a reiiort received by the
State Department from Consul General
Gucnther in Frankfort, and Is largely duo
to the protective tariffs of European coun
tries which exclude Swiss goods, leading
Swiss statesmen to look about wltb a view
to forming close relations with some other
Government. Mr. Guenther incloses this ex
tract from tho Allgtmeinc Schwelzer Zel
tung: "In spite of dark sides which are alo
found tnere, the United States is full of the
air of freedom. Switzerland would lose
nothing If she should become a State of tha
United States of America. It is a well
known fact that the several States of the
American Union are much more Independent
iuau nits icmi i.uiiuiia ui ttmizenand and
our country, by such an alliance, would' sac-
mice none oi iier iiueruts, .n sne Would
have to do would be to send her Reprcsenta
tltes to Washington. Economically and po-litb-ally
phe would gain everything.
"It remains to be seen what the Americans
would say about an alliance with Swltzer
land. For a long time they have tried to
tain a foothold In Europe. Every citizen of
Switzerland who has the welfare of his
country at heart should ponder this all
"SOOXERS" MOVIXfi OUT.
Prospective Tremble In Oklahoma Has
Washington, July 9. Prospective trouble
betwe.cn the Department of the Interior and
the Intruders upon Indian lands In tho Ter
ritory and Oklahoma has ben averted.
There will be no need for sending ir..
to enforce tho edict of the department that
1 "soonera" must co. for. realizing a.
futility of opposition, the Intruders bavo .
gun to move cut. . ,m
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones saia
"No troops will be sent to Oklahoma. Tha
intruders are leaving without tho aid of tha
army. They sa.w where they had made a
The Secretary of the Interior and the other?
officers of the department are pleased at
tho turn of affairs and gratified that "ha
necessity for calling upon the army to oust
the intruders no long, r exists.
IX F.VVOK Of BREWERS.
InternnI He-venne" Commissloxieil
Mnkes Important Decision.
Washington, July 9. A decision of great
Interest to brewers In St. Louis and else
where was made by tho Commissioner of
Internal Revenue to-day. He has decided
not tn tnfci. an anneal from the judgment
of the United States Court or Appeals for
Illinois In the case of the Manhattan Brew
ing Company against me collector or inter
That coart held that the United States
mut accept at their face value beer stamps
bought nt a dlcount before tho passage C
the Dlnglcy tariff act. The Government re
fused to accept the stamps at a discount c
7",- per ront.
The Treasury officials will abide the dee--slon
of the court and will refund to brewer3
the 7l4 er cent discount collected. Many
claims" for this rel-ate have been Tiled from
brew era In St. Louis and other cities.
Chairman HIrlinrilson aja It Meona
Washington, July 9. Itcprescntatlv e Rich
ardson, chairman of the Democratic Con
gressional Committee, and Secretary Kerr
arrivetl In Washingtuti rrom Kansas City
Mr. Richardson said that the harmony of
the: Democratic Irty was complete and
that this meant victory in November. He
thought the nominations and the platform
would pleae all members of the party.
Democratic unity, he said, meant Demo
cratic victory. Mr. Kerr said that all s'gns
pointed to a triumph of the people over the
trusts In November.
Washington. July D. Army orders:
Special order of June 22 ls t-o amended as
to direct Captain CUrmont L. Best. First
Artillery, to proceed from Lathrop. Mo.,
upon the completion at that mint of the
duty assigned him. to Fort Riley, for th
purpose of observing the light, artillery
service- at that post.
Farrier Charles llutson. Troop B, Fifth
Cavalry, now In the Post Hospital at Fort
Wudsworth. will be sent to the Post Hos
pital. Jefferson Barracks, for further med
Private John Horton. Company G. Tenth
Infantry. Matnnzas, will be sent to tho
Array and Navj- General Hospital, Hot
Springs. Ark., for medical treatment.
The following named enlisted men of tho
Signal Corps will be sent to Fort McDowell,
with a view to their assignment to duty
for the Philippines: Corporal W. A. Red
field, Fort Apache; First-class Private E.
J. Kilmer, Fort Garnt. and First-class Pri
vate c. II. Weaver. San Carlos.
Sergeant Major Walter Weinberg. Elev
enth Infantry. San Juan, will be sent to
the Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot
Springs, Ark., for treatment In the hos
pital. Corporal James Prose k. Company C. First
Infantry. Fort Leavenworth, will be dis
chargee! the service.
The fallowing enlisted men will be placed
upon the retired list: Sergeant Patrick
Mcllugh. Troop D. Eighth Cavalry. Fore
Riley: Sergeant David Jordan. Company A.
Twenty-fifth Infantry. Fort Bliss, and Ser-
geant Paul Beck. Company D. First Infan
try. Fort Leavenworth.
Interior Department Chances.
Washington, July 9. Tha following
changes have been made in the Depart
ment of the Interior:
Reinstatement George A. Warren of n
linois. clerk, at il.SXI.
Resignation Miss Bessie F. Rockwell of
Iowa, clerk. $UM.
Transfer in Grade William E. Mcgrath,
cf Georgia, law clerk, at JiX), from prlncl'
pal examiner, at same salary.
Promotions Miss Marion E. Weaver of H-
n0fi clerk S'-0 njJO; Alvla Barbouo
y -utaauun. tier. iUTJV. IO !.: T3nK U.
Cooper of MJslsslppl. clerk. SLOuO. to JL0;
William R. Kink of Mississippi: Mrs. It,
Cecil Berrien or Georgia, and David C
A.rnS,d Sf Tennessee, copyists, SAO. to clerks.
S1.O00: Elmer F. Montgomery of Indiana,
S?15er. D0 ?' to assistant messenger,
KM: Charles F. Hadden. Iowa, clerk. JLCOo!
to Fourth Assistant Examiner. HJW: Mls3
Mary c. Taylor of Missouri, copyist. Joo to.
clerk. H.0OJ: Gulda C. Callan of Texas,
model attendant, Ji"0. to copyist, JD0O- Mrs
Clara Bland of Georgia copyist. JT5) to
model attendant. JSOO; Alfred T. Moore cf
Arkansas, messenger. J$, to copyist. JSOO:
Elliott Woods of Indiana, chief clerk and
lissootant t0 the archucct- X0' from clerK.
The Secretary of the Interior has appoint
ed 3. J. McTnttre of Kallspell. Mont.. James
H. McNeely of Evansvllle. Ind.. and Charli
O. Hoyt of Beatrice. Neb., cnmmlssbfner?
to negotiate with the Crow. Flathead and
other Indians, under the act of June 6 Moot
salary. $S per day and travellmj expenses
Washington. July 9. Tho following fourth
class Postmasters have been appointed-
Georgla-Colernln, Walker County. M. 8.
Ponder, vice F. G. Ponder, resigned.
IlUnol-rhilIpstown. Whlto County. 8 J
c'foJ'e c-T-TUl-on-, resigned: ShlnkleC
Shelby County. I F. Bllbruck. vice S. ET
Missouri Indian Grove. Charlton County.
F. C. Paulsen, vice O. L. Paulsen, dead. ,
Tennessee-Peck. Weakley County.
Amanda Cochran, vice F. C. J. Cochran!
Texas Davllla, Milam County, E. C
Sonntag. vlco H. S. Wilson, removed: JeaJ
ter, Navarro County. T. W. Baker, vice
Joslah Woodward, Jr., resigned: Redland,
Wood County. F. P. Dean, vlco J. k!
TVctt Post Ofllces Established.
Washington. July 9. Tho followtnr Dost
offices have been established:
Arizona Iron Springs. Yavapai County
Elmer Hawley. Postmaster.
Mississippi Elise. Chickasaw County.
W. C. Franks, Postmaster.
Tennessee Bakerton. Clay County, jr.
Klrby. Postmaster. PIttstown. Rutherford
County. W. A. Pitts. Postmaster.
Washington. July 9. Myrtle M. Fisher ln
been appointed a stamper and A. Q. GotTa
r Qiitvatltiifi eloplr tn ch. nnb. Am.. . v.-.
Civil service examinations will bo heU
throughout the United Stales August 11 foc
the position of trained nurse. Indian Services
becausu of a scarcity of ellglbles.
Engineer Wilsona Trip.
Washington. July 9. Chief of Engineers)
W'llson fcns left Washington for the purposes
of Incrteef Iht- thn enerf reelnc- wr..!.. .w
Yellowstone National Park. Returning
East, ho win inspect the works on tho Up
per Mississippi from St. Paul to St, Louis.
He will be gone about three weeks.
Cincinnati Firm Gels Contract.
t asmngfon. July 9. The Secretary of tha
Treasury to-day awarded the contract for
the heating and ventilating apparatus fop
the Post office at St. Louis to H. D Crano
of Cincinnati. O.. at JW.SSL
CADDIES' STRIKE SERIOUS.
New Lads Assaulted and Chased
Away by Old Boys.
The strike of tho golf caddies at tha
Country Club ls beginning to assume serb
ous proportions. On the day that the forty
five youthful carriers of-Kolf sticks walked
out the matter wan taken as a Joke by a
number of persons, but the leaders declared
that they would show they could conduct
The strike was declared last Wednesday
nnd the strikers have several times stnea
then made good their threats. Last Frldav
several of their walking delegate saw some
caddies from the city getting off a car to fill
their places. They sounded the alarm and ia
a short while some twenty-live country cad
dies were arrayed tn battle against ten; city
caddies. The odds were against the latter
and they turned and ran. All escaped ex
cept one. who was caught nnd soundly
thrashed and warned not to return
On tho following dav the strikers saw
two city youths get off n car. Suspecting
them M be nonunion, they started after
them. Terrified, the city boys turaid and
ran. The 'trikers gaye chase and pursued
over a mile. Several had revolvers with
Wank cartridges, which they used to fur
ther terxlfy the nonunion caddies Since
then there have been several spasmodic out
J,reak,:.Jln,, Go f tanaS" Mackrell is hav
ing all he can do to preserve order
The caddies are striking for an increase of
B cents an hour. The .present scale Is 14
eanu an hour. - m
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