THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. AUGUST 4, 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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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.
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
1'ratlier (Taney).lariera 43.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Jersey's distinction as the head
quarters of trusts and anarchists will
not be envied by her sister States of the
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.
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!.
Hartvillo, Mo., Aug. .1. "Wrlsht County
Democrats met here to-day and made the
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
FUSION LEADERS SUSPICIOUS.
Fear tho Administration Is ITolil-
in Made Census Results to
Subserve Its Own LMirpose
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
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
T. .1. SELBV NOMINATED.
Deadlock In Sixteenth Illliioin Demo
cratic Convention Jlroken nt Ijit.
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
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
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
MCKINLEY'S COUSIN SLUMPS.
One of Three Prominent Wichita Rc
publlcnnn Who Announce for Bryan.
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.
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:
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
AT STOUTLAND, MO.
Democratic and Republican Nomi
nees for Congress Meet
AT OLD SETTLER'S REUNION.
Failure of Candidate Moore to Dis
cuss National Questions
Gave Credit for Victory to
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
It was a strong presentation of the ques
tion, and made a profound Impression upon
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
WILL SPEAK AT SEDALIA RALLY.
Array of Orators to Open Democratic
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
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
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
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
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