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v- THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. AUGUST 4, 1900. 8 yytr,g3LWynyyJsSi;?S't 19 j! II II IV- n r t THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC rinWJBUCTS: OEOROB KNAPP CO- Charlo. W. Knapp. ,rtaent an.J a. Met. flcaift 1- Allrru Vlco President. W B. Crr. Swretnry. , Office. Corr.r Seventh and Olive Streets. (nKinjm.io ltwuiNU.) terms or srnsrnirriorf. DAII.T AND SIINDAT - SEVEN ISStnl X WEEK. Ry MH Tn Advance-Pew" Prepaid. One Ycnr " j'lyj Six Month". '"'.'.'.'. liW Tlirf Months U"-".""''Jr 1M Anr thrw ,!jv-. norpt Sunday, nne yxtr ;';' Sun-1.iv. -unih Msirazlnp ,-. Ppcrlal Mai! Edition. Pundny ';? S:i-i1iv Macazlno ';".;m.'iinii"" nv carrier st. Lons and srm una. Per Woofc. -tally onK. .- . 11 rents lvr Wwk, dsllv and Sunday ll """ twice-a-week issi'K. Published Monday anJ Tburaaay-ona year-l.W Romtt bv built draft. -iprw. nxmry order or KM.rrJ letter. Rnrrtm.10 St. IiuK Mo. rru3rtpfl communication rntinot bo returned li.drr any clrcumtlances. Entered nt the Port Office at St. I"ls. Mo.. a re. r,"d-eliss matter. ., Klrht. ten and tvioive vokts 1 cent Sivtivn. eighteen and twenty pK-s " .ents for one or 3 cent fur two raffe Tv enty-twn or twenty-elKlit poues , . , Thirty case cmus TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Hell. Kinloch. C.iiintlnjr-Room Main 301S A 673 Editorial Reception-Roam -Park lw A C7 SATURDAY. AUGUST 4. 1S00. Vol. 9.1 No. 35 JCI.V CmCCLATlOX. W B. Orr. Business. Manager of The 8t. Louis Republic, being duly sworn, says thai the actual nunbtr of full and complete copies of the daily and Sunday Republic printed during the month of July. 1500 all In regular editions, was as per schedule below: Dt. Copied. 1 Sunday.. 85,660 2 112,240 3 97,670 4 8S',630 5 88,330 B 89.800 7 90,125 S Sunday.. 85,940 9 84,640 10 84,870 11 83,860 JS 83,850 18 83,980 14 85,910 15 Sanday..84,760 nr vtr Dte. Coplem. 17 83,700 18 83,890 19 83,410 20 M.3U0 21 87,520 22 Sunday. .85,460 23.. 24.. . 84,790 . 83,740 ..84,170 . 84,000 .84,480 25.. 23.. 27 33 86,910 29 Sunday.. 85, 540 30 84,330 31 84,020 4U...... ....mm,.. - wwc Total for the month i-00'"i' Lctw all copies spoiled In print In. left ever or fllwj b'w" Ketnumbcr distributed.... 2,642,100 Average daily distribution 85,229 Acd said W. B. Caxr Mrthsr ay. that the number of copies returned or re ported unsold during; the month of Juiy was 8.1S per cent. B CAKR Sworn to and subscribed before me this Stat day of July. MOO. p FARISH Notary Fubllc. City of St. Louis. Mo. My term expires April 25. 1ML WHO IS THE LEADER? Until fuller details of organization are found in the news of its movements it is to be doubted that The allied force as sembled at Tien-Tsin has moved in its full .strength to the relief of the besieged foreign legations in Pckin. li is not to be supplied that a cam lalgn of such magnitude has been be un without a leader of the iuterna limial troops having been agreed upon. However difficult the choice might be, it imut be made if the advance on Pekin is not to be threatened with failure of results through lack or harmony and wise generalship. It seems almost in ctedilile that the troops of the various Powers should go forward independent ly of each other and without the beuelit of a central guidance. It is probable that early news from the seat of war will confirm the view taken by Secretary of War Hoot, to the effect that the movement already reported is that of an advance guard, not of the en tire allied forces. It is to be hoped that we shall also be advised of the perfec tion of the proper military organization under one head as the first step in the march of the allies on Pekin. The situ ation is desperate enough as matters now stand, "Without adding to its difficul ties by lack jf wise and thorough prep aration for a big undertaking. OFFERS NO RETURNS. It will not be strange if Boss Ilanna fails to see a promise of party beneiits which shall Justify his use of funds un der the control of the Republican Na tional Committee for the purpose of putting a little life Into the hopeless Re publican fight in Missouri. The astute boss knows that every dol lar spent for Republican campaigning in Missouri Is a dollar thrown away. The situation this year is even more desper ate than usual. A poor ticket has been nominated by the Republican party in this State. The leader of the ticket, weak as he was at the beginning of tho campaign, has weakened himself still more Dy a two-faced policy on the street railway consolidation issue. He is daily losing strength before the people. The chance of Colonel Joe Flory being elect ed Governor of Missouri is one of the most forlorn chances ever known in tho political history of the State. Mark Hanna Is not foolish ahout these things. He does not spend money for eentimenfe sake. He has not yet shown a disposition to turn on the tap for party refreshment in Missouri. It is not probable that Colonel Kerens, whom the Hltchcock-Akins crowd tried to over throw at Philadelphia, now yearns to help that ungrateful gang by persuad ing Hanna to consent to a "touch" from such a gang. About all the consolation in sight is that when the campaign of 1000 shall have ended in Flory's over whelming defeat at the polls it may be felt that even' dollar now withheld by Hanna -was a dollar saved. CONSISTENCY FORBIDS. It would be remarkable Indeed If Sen ator Hoar of Massachusetts or ex Speaker Reed of Maine saw fit to take the stump this year to advocate before the American people the Imperial poli cies to which Mr. McKinley has com mitted the Republican party. Both these men have been outspoken in their condemnation of imperialism. From the first they have pointed out its clangers and protested against Its adop tion by their party as an "American" policy. Their words have exercised a tremendous Influence In persuading many voters to align themselves defi nitely against Empire and in renewed faithfulness 1o the Republic. It is true that neither Hoar nor Reed has developed the full courage of his convictions and been brave enough to abandon a party which has Itself aban doned the Repnblic But they arc on record on the paramount issue of impe rialism, and they cannot consistently take tho stump to plead for an Issue which they have so unqualifiedly con demned. It is not likely, indeed, that they are at all inclined to do so. It is about as much as they can encompass for the party's sake this year to vote tho party's national ticket. FACTS MAKE THE ISSUE. Republican party managers are learn ing that, as the declaration in the Demo cratic national platform did not of Itself make imperialism the paramount Issue of the campaign of 1000, It is not possi ble for tho Republican party, by a sim ple declaration, to make Imperialism the "imaginary issue" which it is now pro claimed. It is the policy followed by President MeKiuley since the close of the war with Spain that has compelled an Amer ican recognition of the actu:U danger of Empire now confronting the Hepuhllc. This recognition is not confined to mem bers of the Democratic party. Many eminent Republicans are on record as earnestly protesting against Mr. MeKin ley's abandonment of American policies for those of monarchical Europe. The refusal to regard the Filipluos as a peo ple untitled to recognition in their de sire for liberty, the denial of constitu tional rights to the Porto Kicans, the suspicious delay in fulfilling our pledge for the independence of Cuba, the ad ministration eagerness to figure in world politics as the ally of Great P.ril aiu it is these things that have awakened Americans, regardless of par ty affiliations, to a sense of national peril from within. It is, indeed, a con dition, and not a theory, which con fronts American voters in this respect. There is another lesson in store for Republican leaders who persist in un derestimating the Americanism of Americans. They are booked to discover in November that punishment inevitably waits on that party which seeks to bring about the repudiation and decisive abandonment of the principles upon which this Government was founded. The groat body of the people In this country are faithful to the creed of the Republic. They still believe the truths that all men are born free and equal before the law, and that there can be no just Government without the consent of the governed. They see as plainly as tho signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence saw the sin of imperialism, of proconsul rule in subject colonies, of taxation without representation, of the denial of the right of self-government. They are not willing to fix the stain of this sin upon their own Government. It is Americans of this spirit who will go to the polls in November and vote solidly against the party of Empire. They will do this In the sacred name of the Republic. They know that the Re public is in danger, and their patriotism forbids that they should become parties to a movement that shall, if successful, surely betray it to Empire. ri.OUYISM AND PACTS. Plory's disregard of truth and con sistency is contagious. Missouri Repub lican machine politicians gather con fidence in the power of falsehood from Plory's example, and are spreading- the fashion over the State. In .loplin the other day the County Convention, bolder than the Republican State Convention, declared that a Dem ocratic Governor and a Democratic ma jority in the Legislature were responsi ble for the street car consolidation and the strike troubles. Flory and his imitators have not given the names of the members who made that legislative majority. The Republic will supply the delicieney. in the House there were ninety-one votes for the consolidation bill. Of these forty-eight were Republicans. Here are the names: Amlck. Aydelott, Eeedle. llinnett. lilggs. Uusche Carter.' Caslilcn, Curry. Davis (Wayne), Ehrhart. Harriam, lianlMirae. Hopkins. Hubbard. James, Johnson (St. Eouls). Jor.e3 (Howell), Klskaddon. Macken:on, Mackey, Mann. Mttchcl, Musser O'Fallon, Palmer, Paule, Teery. Plckler, Pope (Gasconade), rralsewater. Sickle. Smith. O. (St. J,uis), Souder. Spears. Sullivan. Stewart. Thllenlup. Thomas, Tulibs. Walsh. " Wllvm (Hickory) Wilson (St. Eouls), Wood 1'ratlier (Taney).lariera 43. Kacrdale. ltubey(I.aclede), In the Senate every Republican vote was cast in favor of the bill. There were nine of them, and the names are: Burkhead, Martin, Ramp, Uu.che, Matthews. Rollins. Davisson, Mott, Schweickardt 9. In both houses the total vote for the bill was 112. The Republicans furnished lifty-seven of these votes and the Demo crats fifty-five. Thus a clear majority of the support the bill received was Repub lican. The Republicans could easily have defeated the bill If they had so wished. All this Is no very startling news. The facts have been published more than once before. But it seems that they must be published often to keep up with the cheeky falsification of Flory and his machine. If it was a crime to pass the bill the Republicans are the criminals. If it was virtue to oppose the bill there was no virtue at all on the Republican side in the Senate; in the House there was not enoughonly lx votes to furnish any savor. Senator Drabelle and six other Democrats in the Senate opposed the, bill. In the House thirty-one Demo crats opposed it. With even a half hearted Republican co-operation these opposing- Democrats would have defeat ed the measure. But O'Fallon and Flory whipped the solid Republican force into line. And it is not supposed that a great deal of whipping was necessary. Consider the bearing of this vote on the future. With Flory and O'Fallon at the head of things, the Republican strength in the Legislature was mar shaled in a phalanx for a measure now denounced by Republican platforms as a crime and a mother of crimes. AVith Flory and O'Fallon controlling a State administration and with a Republican legislative majority, what would hap pen? Would not the lobby have a pic nic? Atid would not the privilege busi ness and the appropriation business siz zle? GIVE BLOW FOR BLOW. There Is a grim likelihood of truth in the story of an anarchist plot to nssas sinnte all the rulers of Europe. It calls for the most vigorous exertions on the part of the secret police whose especial duty it is to watch and outwit these gentry. When the anarchist Luceheni mur dered the Empress of Austria he said: "Humbert of Italy will be killed within the year." Anarchist Bresci, slaying Humbert of Italy, now says: "It will be the Czar's turn next." It is known with reasonable certainty that a group of anarchists sailing, llko Bresci him self, from Paterson, N. J., reported In Paris to the Count Nicola Malntf stn, tho head and front of the Italian anarchistic organization. It is believed that they received from him orders to assnssinato certain ruler of Europe. The attempt to kill the Shah of Persia, coming right on the heels- of the killing of Humbert, was made by an Italian. All this looks as If a horrid revival or new growth of the spirit of anarchy were under way. It will not bo wlso on the part of the European police to neglect any precaution for the safety of the mighty ones whose might does not of its own ulleged majesty protect them from the assassin's knife or bullet. It would be better to take It for granted that a King-hunt has been organized by the anarchists, and to organize an anarchist-hunt as the sanest defensive measure possible under such circumstances. IS IT WILLFUL NEGLECT? What aro the police doing about the cowardly dynamite outrages that have been perpetrated in several parts of the city during the past two mouths? It may be allowed that a dynamiter is not easily captured. His crime is com mitted iu silence and darkness. If bo have confederates they are likely to be secretive. Between the crime aud Its results minutes enough usually elapse for an escape from the scene. Granting all the difficulties, there is a loss of public confidence in a police force which cannot bring one or two of these scoundrels to justice. During the active progress of disorder common observation Miowed that at least a large part of the police force was determined not to punish disturbers of the peace. Is it possible that a part of the police force is determined not to discover the peipetrators of dynamite outrages? The Republic will now oblige by re peating that the Democracy of Missouri lias been for many years a fine breed; and that the coming Legislature is to be an improvement over its predecessor. If Republican organs like to chew that statement they. are welcome to all the nourishment they can extract. It irritates Mark Hanna's friends that they must now wait until after Novem ber to organize new trusts and to tax the American people to the tune of ?2O0,0OO,OO0 for the benefit of the ship subsidy syndicate. When Republican County Conventions denounce the acts of the solid Repub lican strength in the Legislature, the public understands something about Gary's feelings when he contemplated that d dest outfit. Flimsy .Toe will never be Governor of Missouri. He will be best remembered in his soubrotte role as .Miss Flory Mc Flimsy. the quadrieycle performer, the somersault queen and the quick-change impersonator. We must chide the Globe-Democrat for its anger over the admirable legislative nominations made by Missouri Demo crats. Why shouldn't the General As sembly be bettered? It should not be necessary for the American people to get more than one good swipe at the proposition to sub stitute a syndicate Empire for a free-for-all Republic. If the Republican organs really wish to circulate literature uncut the consoli dation bill they should Interview O'Fal lon. Ho might remember his speech In the Legislature. Missouri's one kind of Republican is just the kind which she cannot afford to place iu control at Jefferson City if the State's good name is to be sus tained. It would be strange indeed if Senator noar or ex-Speaker Reed could now find a good word to say for imperialism after having said so many bad words about it. Mark Hanna is likely to discover that there are other campaign fields where money from the slush fund can be used to better advantage than in Missouri. If old Ll Hung Chang only knew it. honesty Is the best policy for him, If he holies to save China from the fullest and bitterest reckoning for her sins. Mark nanna is evidently going to have trouble disciplining Teddy to that condition of submissive silence achieved In the caso of Mack. No one questions the pluck or patriot ism of Teddy Roosevelt. His- only trou ble Is a Bough Rider mouth that needs a tighter cinching. It's a safe bet that tho resolute old Bird o' Freedom will kick up a mighty shindy before consenting to become an Imperial cagle It's all right for the Republican party to Indulge In roorbacks now, but It's a setback that will be served up to it In November. New Jersey's distinction as the head quarters of trusts and anarchists will not be envied by her sister States of the Union. So long as Old Glory has to float over Chinese territory Its proper place is nt the head of the procession towards Pe kin. Having placed his trolley on the Baumhoff wire, Colonel Joe Flory now has the right-of-way up Salt River. Consolation. Sun broils down from an Aufjust sky. Fields all yellow and pnrched and dry. World stretched out In the heat and glare, Noonday's crip on the gasplns: air That's midsummer true, llound to have Its due. But the dawn's delight And the stnrry nlsht. Don't they Junt ravish you7 Shady spots so hard to find. Wrathful moods In the sweetest mind, Thlncs make a point of golne wronp. And the hours iust sizzle and stew along That's midsummer's way. Bound to have its day. But the morn's fresh face. And the right's dear jrrace, Don't they for all repay? RIPLEY D. SAUNDERS. WrlRht County Democratic Nominee!. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Hartvillo, Mo., Aug. .1. "Wrlsht County Democrats met here to-day and made the following nominations: Representative, Joel Short: Sheriff, Wal ter Creer; Collector, Noah Nichols; Asses sor. Georse RIppee; Surveyor. W. C. Mings; Coroner. Doctor Barnes; North Judge, Phelps HenBley; South Judge. George i-'a-gan; Treasurer, Marlon KIncheloe; Prose cuting Attorney. J. XV. Jackson. Congressman Robb addressed the convention. BRYAN ASSURED OF OF OHIO'S SUPPORT, Gold DemocrnlH Are "Rack in the Fold and Germans Are Ready to Slampt'de. FUSION LEADERS SUSPICIOUS. Fear tho Administration Is ITolil- in Made Census Results to Subserve Its Own LMirpose in Elections. nnr ptii.kj special. Lincoln. Nub.. Auu. 3. Among Mr. Ary an's callerH to-day was Harry E. nice, ed itor of the Springfield (O.) Democrat. Mr. Rice gave Mr. Bryan personal assurance that Mayor Jones of Toledo will not only support him, but will talto the stump in his behalf. The labor vote of Ohio, Mr. Rice said, i3 almost certuln to follow Jones, and he believed that very few will vote the So cialist ticket, notwithstanding the attempt being made to lead them In that direction. Mr. Rice is very s-ancuine that Mr. liryan will carry Ohio. Conditions there are much as In other States. The Germans aro against imperialism, and if Schurz comes out for Bryan they will follow him. Tlw Gold Democrats are nearly all back In the fold, he said, and everywhere Republicans of more or less local prominence have de clared for Bryan. A verv determined ef fort will be made by the Democrats of Ohio to wrest the State from the Republicans, and they are hopeful of succeeding. Mr. liryun clung very closely to-day to his labors on his speech of notification. The newspaper press associations were not pleased with the statement he made yester day that Willis Abbot would give out the advance copies of the speech next Tuesday, and bombarded him with urgent requests to-day that he endeavor to get it out soon er, so that it might be sent to the nether most regions of the land. As a result, no succeeded In getting oft one copy on tills evening's Chicago train, and copies of It will probably be ready for distribution to morrow or Sunday. Fusion leadens in the West have begun to suspect that tile continued reticence cf the Census Bureau as to the recent enu meration is part of a scheme to help out the Republican machine. The great men ace to continued Republican supremacy in Congress is the increasing number of Rep resentatives from the West, the great ma jority of whom are Democrats or Popu lists. Ilavinc full control of the Census Bureau, it may be possible not only to ma nipulate the figures to favor the East, but to have a basis upon which they may in augurate a contest against Bryan's elec tion by comparing election returns with census reports and attempting to prove thereby that the ballot boxes iu the Bryan States of the West had been stulted. Vice Chairman Kdmisteu of the Populist National Committee Issued a telegraphic call to-day for a meeting of the National Executive Committee at ths Sherman liuune, Chicago, on August 9. A conference will be held later in the day with the Democratic Executive Committee, and the two will dis cuss the Idaho imbroglio. The dispute there is over which party shall have the senator.ship, the Democrats or the Populists. Trie Silver Republicans have sided with the Democrats, but the Populists have a separate ticket of their own. Good prospects of a spetdy and ptop er settlement are held out. At the same meeting the matter of Vice President will also be settled. Some of the Western Populists feir that perhaps Sen ator Butler of North Carolina may be em bittered by his recent defeat at the hands of the Democrats, and Insist, as he did at Sioux Falls, upon the nomination of a Pop ulist In place of Towne If he withdraws. A safe prediction, however, is that the place will be left vacant -s a compromise. The committees will also take up other details of campaign work, looking to complete fu-f-lou and close working between the two na tional organizations. Mr. Edmisten to-day gave out tills state Went on the North Carolina affair: "The election in North Carolina yesterday unquestionably demonstrated the fact that Populists can place no dependence upon Republican promises. It is well known that the Populists and Republicans were co-op-cratlng in that State against the Demo cratic party. This anomalous situation, when compared with Populist and Demo cratic fusion in the nation, was forced by old promises and old ties, but the Populists have looked with suspicion upon various acts of their allies. They feared that they would be faithless, and these fears have now been realized. "Butler's defeat can be traced to Republic an treachery. All manifested friendship by Republlcans is certainly now proven to have been In bad faith and u sham. The defeat of Senator Butler Is greatly te gretted. He has been one of the brightest nnd brainiest men representing our party at the nation's capital, but his defeat will not retire him as a national or a Populist leader." T. .1. SELBV NOMINATED. Deadlock In Sixteenth Illliioin Demo cratic Convention Jlroken nt Ijit. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Jacksonville. III.. Aug. 3.-On the two thousand four hundred and fifty-second bnl Jot thli afternoon the deadlock In the Six teenth District Democratic Convention was broken, and T. J. Selby of Calhoun County was nominated for congress, and L. D. Hirschcimer of Pike for tho Board of Equal ization. The convention opened on time this after noon and the roil call went on in the usual monotonous way. It was hot. and a large proportion of tho delegates shed their coats and procured fans. The usual caucusing kept up, but there were no apparent results. Men came and went, but the regular monotony of the roll call nnd the invariable answers was kept up through a hundred ballots. On the two thousand four hundred and eleventh ballot Scott County voted for Williams. After the two thousand four hun dred and llfty-flrst ballot, the convention took a recess until 3 o'clork. After tho recess the great surprise of the convention was sprung. Several of the lead ers joined their delegations, and when tho roll was called. Cass. Greene and Jersey counties voted for Selbv. Macoupin voted for Mounts, and then W. II. Hlnrlchson rose from his seat among his delegates and cast the twelve votes of Morcan for Selby. Pike and Scott stuck to Williams to the last, and voted for him on the llnal ballot. When the sectetary declared that Selby had received forty votes, there was a great commotion In the. hall, and the chairman, immmprlmr with his travel to restore order. proclaimed Judge Selby the nominee of the convention. On motion of Scott County, the nomina tion was made unanimous. For members of the State Board of Equalization, L. D. Ilirseheimer of Pike County was named bv Judge Phillips of Cass County; H. T. Shepherd of Jersey and Irvin Dunlnp of Morgan were also named. The first thirteen haliots resulted in: Cal houn, 3; Jersey, 7; Macoupin, 16; Pike, 6W,. for Shepherd: Cass. 7: Greene, 11; Pike. 6i; Scott, 4. for Hlrscheimer; Morgan. 12, for Dunlap. After the thirteenth ballot. Shepherd asked to reconsider Jerseys vote and cast the seven for Hirscheimer. It was the signal for a landslide to him, and he was nominated unanimously. Resolutions were passed indorsing the records made by Congressman Williams and by Mr. Hirscheimer as a member of the Board of Equalization. The convention then adjourned. MCKINLEY'S COUSIN SLUMPS. One of Three Prominent Wichita Rc publlcnnn Who Announce for Bryan. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Wichita. Kas.. Aug. 3. Three Republicans to-day changed their politics "and will vote for Bryan and Stevenson. "They are: P. H. Mnicinlev. a cousin of President McKinley and a rich stockman of Harper County; Hiram W. Lewis, president of Anchor Trust Company, and ex-Dlstrlct Judge J. A. Bur- n1e,eit McKinley won $4,000 last year on WHAT IT COSTS TO LIVE IN MANILA GREAT INCREASE IN THREE YEARS. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, Aug. .1. A recent copy of the Manila Times has been received. It shows the remarkable increase In the cost of necessaries in the Philippines since the United States secured sovereignty of the islands. The paper says: "By way of placing on record In the most emphatic manner the ruinous cost of living now, compared with the cost before tho war, the Comercio publishes a very useful and absolutely accurate list, comparing the prices of the necessaries of life and other Important articles in 1807 and those in 1900: EATAHLES. 1SS7. 1M0. One pound meat without bone $ .25 $ 1.30 Six pounds lard 1.50 3.S0 First-class rice, sack 2.50 fi.'S Pork, per pound 20 ,yy Mutton, per pound 20 .75 Potatoes, '.vr svound 05 .19 Onions, per pound 05 .10 Chock peas, per pound 15 .40 One chicken 15 .-10 One hen r0 1.25 One quarter tin olive oil 1.00 2.00 One bottle vinegar 20 .40 One hen's egg 01 .10 One duck's egg 01 .01 One piece of bread 01 .ft! One measure buffalo milk 05 .15 One pound ground coffee " -SO One measure ungrouud cocoa 1.25 3.00 One measure ground cocoa 2.0o 4.M One hundred small places firewood 10 .50 Two buckets of water 01 .05 Four bananas 01 .05 IIOfSES AMI SERVANTS. Small house for small family 515. 00 10.00 Fair-sized house for small family 25.f) G0.00 Servant 3.10 S.00 Cook 6.00 15.W Washerman for one person 2.50 7.0o Barber, per month 1.00 2.00 DHESS. One ordinary white suit 3 3.00 $ COO One drill white suit 5.00 10.i Twelve singlets, inferior class 1.50 3.50 Twelve pajamas, Inferior class 6.00 12.f) One felt hat 3.W) fi.Oo One pair shoes, Philippine make 2.W 3.75 One pair shoes, European make 3.i ti.50 One white shirt l.o 3.W One pair Chinese-made slippers 25 .75 One pair Philippine-made slippers 50 1 " One pair Chinese slippers 2o .40 One packet matches 03 .15 One feather du3ter OS .25 One broom ." 12 .25 One bar Chinese soap 05 .10 "As demonstrated above, the principal articles of consumption have in creased 100 per cent, and on account of this it is impossible to live on the same salaries as were paid in 1S97 to the employes of the commercial linns, as well as to those of the private companies and factories, and on account of this the heads of some firms have increased the salaries nnd wages of their employes- 75 per cent, to make up the difference which exists between what living formerly cost and what it does now, and by this means level up and make existence more supportable, which otherwise would be impossible with the salaries of 1S07. "This Increase of prices which we suffer from to-day Is nuthorized by the precarious condition of the archipelago and the increased demand. God knows where it will stop." his cousin, but says the Iatter's imperialism will defeat him this fall. The other two men are lifelong Republicans. ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. Democrat ie Congressional Commit tee in Eleventh Complete. All vacancies on the committee In the Eleventh Congressional District were filled at a meeting held last night at the office of Chairman J. P. Farrlngton, nt No. 921 Chestnut street. The new members will replace members of the police force, who were declared ineligible by resolution at the last meeting. In the Seventeenth Ward T. J. Dolan Is succeeded by Thomas Morrison. In the Nineteenth Ward Matt Bonn is succeeded bv John Dunning. C. F. DeArcaurbal's piaee In the Twentieth Ward was filled by the selection of Philip Manor. In the Twenty-first Ward John Ansboro Is suc ceeded by James Carroll. The vacancy in tho Twenty-eighth Ward, caused by the death of E. J. Byrne, was tilled by the election of John Livin. Seventeen members out of the twenty six were present. There was a contest in the Seventeenth Ward between -Morrison and P. R. Fltzgibbon, who has charge of the downtown headquarters of the Jefferson Club. The friends of Mr. Fitzglbbon sought to have him selected, but they were out voted. After the business meeting of the com mittee Charles P. Kelley. one of the avowed candidates for Congress, who was present, was invited into the committee. He made a short address, in which he announced hi.-, candidacy. Mr. Kelly and Patrick O'Mai ley are so far the only avowed candidates. Others have been mentioned as probable candidates. Among them aro John II. Hoogher, Harrv Blackmore. G. W. Lubke, Given Campbell. W. H. O'Brien and Seth W. Colli). Colonel Nick Bell Is being urged by his friends to enter the race. The activity shown in the Eleventh Dis trict is an indication .of the chances the Democracy has to elect a member to Con gress over Charles F. Joy. the Republican candidate. A prominent Democrat of St. Louis said yesterday in regard to this dis trict: "Practicallv the same condition exists here that is found in tho Twelfth District. The unpopularity of Mr. Joy within Re publican circles will assist materially in his defeat. No one has been able to Iind jut where Mr. Joy resides while in St. Louis. He usually stops at the St. Nicholas Hotel, and this Is In the Twelfth District. The fact of the matter K Mr. Joy Is u resident of Washington, and has little interest here, outside of election time. If the Democracy nnmfs a clean, straightforward business man It v.-Ill elect him sure. The majority to overcome Is not large, and this district ij composed of some of the best citizens of St. Louis. There is a considerable portion of the laboring element here, nnd they will not vote for Mr. Joy this year, as they have probablv in other elections. What we want is a good business man, a man who has tho respect and confidence of the best element. With such a candidate. We are bound to elect him." Political Note. Harry B. Haras, Vice President of the tjiio. itn.,rii is eJtipcted to return from hia visit on the lakes about the middle of next week. A Citizens' Democratic Club will be or ganized in the Seventeenth Ward next Wedncsdny evening at the Sacred Heart School Hall at the corner of Twenty-second and Warren streets. Arrangements will be made In a few days by the local Democracy to attend tho big meeting at Sedalia on August 21 in forco. St. LouiB will undoubtedly be well represented there at that time. The Rock Springs Democratic Club will meet to-night at Frtemuth's Hall in Man chester road. James J. Butler, nominee for Congress or. the Democratic ticket in the Twelfth District, will make his Initial ad dress. M. J. Gill also will speak. WILL OF MARY FURBER. Money Left to Uave Her Husband's Uody Buried by Her Side. The will of Mary Furber, widow of "Jack" Furber, who kept a saloon nt Eighth and Olive streets, wa3 Hied In probate yesterday. Mrs. Furber died last week at Cripple Creek, Colo., where she was visiting. The will Is dated July 6, 1SS9. She devised $1,000 to be used In purchasing a lot in Cal vary Cemetery, and for having the remains of her husband removed and buried in the lot. She left her interest In a saloon, in which she and Arthur Furber were equal partners to Harry Hlnes, her foster son. She also left him her watch and chain and JI.000. Bessie McCabe was left $1,000 and Mathew Gregg J500. Mrs. Joseph Furber was left the contents of testatrix's bedroom, Ettie Furber her piano and diamond cross and Christine Furber her diamond ear-rings. She left her horse and buggy to Joseph Furber. To Millio Helenkoetter she left a ring with diamonds set in the form of a croso and hpr picture. A chain worn by her late husband was left to Arthur Furber. The Calvary Cemetery Association was willed $100 to keep her lot In order. She left the remainder of the es tate to her foster sisters, Minnie Hummel and Emily Luckslnger or Luxlnger. SOLDIERS DIE IN CUBA. Yellow Fever Takes Five and Ty phoid One Within Ten Days. Washington, Aug. 3. General Wood, at Havana, has reported the following deaths from July 20 to SO: Santiago, 30th, Private Harry Shafer, A. Fifth Infantry, typhoid fever; Columbia Barracks, 23d, Private John Schrantz. A, Second Artillery: Pinar del Rio, 21st, Com missary Sergeant Francisco Docasenbrool, First Infantry; 25th, Private Edward Welsh, H, First Infantry, and Corporal William Fisher, G, First Infantry; Matanzas, 25th. Private John Stonor, F, Second Cavalry, all of yellow fever. BATTERY A BOYS WILL CELEBRATE. Anniversary of Their Near Ap proach to Rattle on August 13, IMS, to Re Observed. REUNION AT THE NEW ARMORY. Speeches, the Relating of Reminis cences, the Firing of a National Salute and a General Good Time Proposed. On the 13th of this month active and ex- members of Battery A will celebrate at the Armory, on Grand avenue and Hickor street, the second anniversary of the day on which that organization marched up the hill near Guyana, in Porto Rico, for the purpose of fighting the Spaniards, and then marched down again on hearing that the pence protocol had been signed. The celebratlsn will consist of a reunion, banquet and general jollillcation. and the relating of reminiscences of the campaign. At the meeting held last year the battery decided to hold a reunion on the 13th of August of each year for all time to come. The proposition was eagerly taken up by all members who were anxious to perpetu ate the esprit de corps, which was so strong In the battery during the Spanish-American War. Many of the men who have resigned from the battery since it was mustered out of the Federal service will don their old uni forms and become soldiers again for the occasion. Several members who have moved from tho city have indicated their Intention to be present at the reunion. There will be speeches and the telling of yarns by both officers nnd men. The national salute will be fired with the old Napoleons which the battery has owned since Its organiza tion. After the regular celebration the Ancient and Honorable Order of Highbinders, which Is made up of members of the old second section of tho battery, will give a banquet and variety entertainment at the Masonic Hall, at Seventh nnd Market streets. This order was formed at Chickamauga Park before the battery moved to the front. The occasion of the march up and down the hill is selected for commemoration, us It was the nearest that the battery came to engaging In battle. It will be remembered that on August 13, IS9S, the battery was ordered, with otiier troops, to dislodge the Spaniards, who oc cupied two blockhouses on a mountain commanding the military road, which con nects Ponce with San Juan. The plan of battle was arranged by General Brook and the battery was given Jts position. The guns were trained upon the block houses and loaded" The cannoneers stood ready, awaiting the word to open lire. Just as this was about to be given a Signal Corps orderly rods up on a horse covered with foam and sweat from hard riding und announced to General Brooke that the peaco protocol had been signed. The troops were greatly disappointed nt not getting Into a battle, but it turned out later that It wis good they did not. It developed that they wero entirely surrounded by ambushed Spaniards, and that there were six modern cannon on the blockhouses, where It was believed there was none. DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY 59,553. Fusionist Forces Routed in North Carolina. Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 3. Tho returns to night show that Democratic majorities in yesterday's election aggregate 61,678, and the fusion majorities are 5,125, making the net Democratic majorjlty K),553. There will be contests In several counties. Irregularities being charged in Randolph, Harnett, Wilkes and Chatham counties. In the latter county, at Congressman At water's precinct, the fusion stronghold, tha Fuslonlsts smashed the ballot box and burned the ballots. This was the only out rage which occurred in the State yesterday so far as known. The returns show that to the Senate there were elected thirty-eight Democrats and nine Fuslonlsts. with three seats doubt ful; and to the House ninety-five Demo crats and thirteen Fuslonlsts, while twelve seats are in doubt. Mecklenburg. Edgecombe and Robeson are the banner counties so far as the vote en the constitutional amendment is concerned. Each gave it 3,500 majority. New Hanover ranking second, with 3,018. There will be only two Populists in the Legislature, both from Senator Butler's county. I. W. Stephen Nominated. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Fort Worth. Tex.. Aug. 3. I. W. Stephens of Parker County was to-day nominated to succeed himself as Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals, Second Judicial District, lo cated at Fort Worth. W. B. Plemons of Amarillo was elected chairman of the district. JOINT DISCUSSION AT STOUTLAND, MO. Democratic and Republican Nomi nees for Congress Meet in Debate. AT OLD SETTLER'S REUNION. Failure of Candidate Moore to Dis cuss National Questions Gave Credit for Victory to Judge Shackleford. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Stoutland. Mo.. Aug. 3. A very hire; crowd was In attendance at an old settlers reunion here to-day. A promtnent feature of the meeting was a Joint discussion between Judge D. W. Shackleford and .Mr. Moore, opposing candidates for Congress. Both gentlemen were well prepared, and tho larga crowd gave them the best of attention. Judge Shackleford opened in a speech de voted exclusively to national Issues. Ho discussed the coinage and currency ques tions and tha trusts, and then proceeded to a masterful and eloquent arraignment of the Republican party for Its Imperialism and conduct of affairs in the Philippino Islands. It was a strong presentation of the ques tion, and made a profound Impression upon the audience. Mr. Moore followed In a speech devoted almost exclusively to showing the prosper itv of the country under Republican rule, c He said he did not care to waste time in discussing the "yellow bellies" of the Phil ippine Islands; that the people know noth ing about the Philippine question, and caro nothing about it; that they are prosperous and happy under McKlnley's administration. He then attacked the Democratic party on the trust record, and charged it with the St. Louis street railway bill. Tn... ji.n ....... ...cntk. rlteannitintprf sit his failure to discuss national issues. Judge .niCKieioru xepiieu iu h. iuiccu-.u.-.v speech, in which he showed that every Re publican present in the Missouri Senate- and all but six in the House had voted for th street railway bill: that up to date only two Democrats who voted for the bill had beea nominated by the party, while nearly every Republican who supported it had been re nominated; that Mio O'Fallon, who led tho tight in support of the bill, was now tha Republican nominee for Attorney General. This response brought forth a great out burst of applause from the crowd. It waa apparent that the audience felt that tha debate had resulted in a triumph for Democ racy, and Democratic enthusiasm was therefore running high. The speaktrs were courteous throughout, and there was an entire absence of that bitterness and acrimonious personalities which so often characterize such discus sions. These same gentlemen are billed for another joint discussion at Linn Creek August 11. WILL SPEAK AT SEDALIA RALLY. Array of Orators to Open Democratic Campaign. Chairman Seibert of the Democratic State Committee has received acceptances' to invitations to speak at the big Sedalia rally August 21 from A. M. Dockery, Webster Davis. David Overmycr of Kansas and John A. Atwood of Kansas. An invi tation extended to Adlal E. Stevenson has not as yet been accepted, but Chairman Seibert hopes tor a favorable reply within a lew iluvs. John W. Daniel oi West Vir ginia has accepted an invitation to be pres ent and deliver an address. With the above list of good speakers there will be such an oratorical awakening as Central Missouri lias not heard for years. Should Mr. Ste venson accept, and It is expected that ha will, the list of big speakers -win'-be Cora-'' ...... i n't,t. ......-.,.- nf ttlcint 1m n cnorl aS could be secured unless Mr. Bryan him self were added to the list. "I look for a big crowd at Sedalia. said Chairman Seibert yesterday. "The meeting should be a great success from the char acter of the speakers we have secured. Se dalia will see that the visitors are well taken care of, I am sure. The city did it In 92 and surely can again." Preparations are already being made at Sedalia to take care of the vast crowd that will probably be In attendance. Excursions on several railroads will be one of the features on that day. SAYS INDIANA IS SAFE. Committeeman Field Call on Com mercial Travelers. Among the callers at headquarters of tha National Democratic Committee of Commer cial Travelers at the St. Nicholas yesterday; was Frank M. Field of Spencer, Ind., mem ber of the Indiana State Democratic Com mittee. Mr. Field congratulated Chairman Jump and Secretary Pitts upon the splendll shape the committee Is In for early and vigorous work in the campaign. Said Mr. Field: . ,, ., "Our State Chairman, Mr. Martin, ln Ftructed me to say to you that ho appre ciated the good work done by the commutes of commercial travelers In 1396 and thinka the committee Is capable of doing much moro effective work this fall because of tha trust Issue. Ho Is in strong sympathy with the work." Mr. Field also said That Indiana was In good shape politically and would be found in the Democratic column In November. A. C. Stanley, a prominent merchant of Tillar, Ark., dropped In at the headquarters yesterday to cheer the work along. Mr. Stanley was In the wholesale shoe business In this city during the campaign of '96. and was treasurer of the Bryan Traveling llen'3 Club. CLUBS FOR GERJIAN-AMEniCA.NS. Will lie Organized by Democrats la All St. LonU AVardM. German-American Democratic clubs will bo organized In every ward In the city of St. Louis. Blank applications are already being sent out to those German-Americans who have no use for an Imperialistic policy. Word is received each day at Democratic headquarters of large numbers of citizens of German descent who expect this year to vote the straight Democratic ticket for tho first time. The suggestion of club organi zation Is proving popular. The organiza tion will be merged Into a central body. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO MEET. All Democratic Congressmen Invited to Be Present. Tho Executive Commltteo of the Dem ocratic State Commltteo will meet at tho Laclede Hotel Monday. Invitations to be present have been extended to all the Dem ocratic Congressmen from Missouri. W. A. P.othwell and Mayor Reed of Kansas City, nominees for Electors-at-Large. have also been Invited to participate In tho meeting. General campaign plans will be discussed. Visitors at Headquarters. Visitors at Democratic State headquarters yesterday were Sam Jeffries of Jefferson City, H. J. Groves of the Kansas City Times; Doctor J. N. Holmes of Piedmont. Judge John A. Hockaday of Fulton and Caspar Erhardt of St. Charles. All visitors report conditions throughout the State a3 especially flattering, and that tho Demo cratic party is very much awake. A. A. Selkirk fc Co.'a Regular Saturday sale takes place every Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at their salesrooms, 1S08-10-12 Chouteau avenue. Im mense quantities of furniture, carpets, stoves and other miscellaneous articles ar sold at very nominal figures. PARK CONCERTS IN DANGER. Unless Leaders Will Risk Getting Pay, Mnsic Will Cease. Twenty-two concerts were still to be rendered in the parks, but there Is no money to pay the musicians. Park Com missioner Rldgley will consult this morn ing with band leaders and Inform them of the department s financial condlUon. J mw dh3.dec,de t0 urne the risk S ?if 5.Jhe,F, mr'ey the concerts will be continued: If not. Mr. Bidelev will abandon the Sunday musla Wey A A 1 J I Nj S833ESS33SKSKS-2S abaKsagssssaggggs gfcS3sJS3gJ2jj22 Iei7Lito&iIsaikimi ' 'i:Mw'si'LiLi.