MRS. KATE CHOPIN
OF ST. LOUIS
Will have a capital article on a new
topic in next Sunday's Rcpub'ic
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
flu M. I finis. One- t t lit.
Hut-life- M. 1 mil. 'I C n
On 'IrililiM. 'iliri-cl e-.it.
NINETY TII1HD YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1900.
WAR WITH ENGLAND.
MORE THAN $200,000
ADDED TO FAIR FUND.
T,Y -vr a-
Gratifying Progress in the Campaign to Com
plete the Local Subscription Announced
at the Mercantile Club.
French General Declares invasion Is Prac
tical and Urges Changes in Army
AN OLD CHUM OF
Will tell many new s'ories ab:ut him in
next Sunday's Republic
?UHD i !
A CoMTPOLilo BY7KETRUSTS- 4 JKB
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Ptri. Dee 4 Gerc-al Vf re!. - nii'-H a
rleep s, nsnlieii in the Sr tt. t.iiliv elurmg
lho debate 'ii the ihuI lill lv iiolntin lit
the n.n mtli v.liich I.ii.IhkI utiM l in
vaded Hpelimimled th it tit- Gi ver m."it
introduce i tn the pla.i" for mobilization f
thf ,inm tlii m ti li i'- for the rapid
mbirkatloii and t'e'urk ition if an pxt
el t!nnir corps Die I'r-slilcnt. M. Falliiri".
intervened duliilng tint Miih J r-iiiiji-.
v i re- out eir e r 1 r
In tl counter hi" cxtraei-dlnar "i;-cli
Gene-ial Me-reier llil
In i of the possibHItv of war with
Grr it Prttain the us, if the army i" mil
Fultie li i.tlv t lken i to iccou ii The tim s
arc nut tin- ime .1- tm wire a hunlrnl
Mars ago Sieim tin "ivv tl o trhsrph
anil railroad Inn r microti thf problem of
the ina-i 11 f Enclind much t iMcr of "--lutlnn
Mortnur Ena! ind lnr-i!f is 1111
longer thp - inn- Tin- Tnnvail w ir lu
hran tint tin Urtt.-h .rm althouch
lir.io. Is nut null to the t i-!v which ".' K
lai d exi-eots i. 10 mrfnrm Tin British
Navv is i-owcrful. Inn it his rum, coists
to ilpfi ml
"1'rince. therefore- i numericallv Eng
land's qinl at certain p irt" anil is even
her snpt rior in tho Instruments of elcstrac
tion. Historv furnishes many li stances of
mt.tln in f"- "nalisli irnv .it the moment
of Imttlp landing in Ensland 1. there
fore, not levond realization.
"This is not onlj tin opinion, but that
pso cf hlali na.al officers Thp British
Premier rccmtlv expressed sigulti ant fen's
ami if thp principal 1 f landing is admit
ted, tlio 1 radical means, of execution m ly
'I venture to think tint the vork I pre
pared while commiud.ng an arn corps
WAIFS PRAY FOR MONEY TO
SATISFY THE LANDLORD.
TnlrH -three wiifs. ransli.ir in trp front
S to 13 j ear. knelt in prier at the Walton
Children's Home. Xo. 311 North GtrrNnt 1
aenue. last nlfilit. and aked God to end
money to the head of the institution, th it
thej mlRht not be turned out of doors m
the middle of the winter.
The Walton Home takes its 'nr.e from
?Ir. M. S Walton, foraiorlv o' Insfjiw.
Ky.. who for the Iat two jears has ben
doing- mlssiorary work in St Talis. Abojt
eleht months ago she opened a children's
home at No. 2H1 llancheter avenue. The
number of her clu.tces event j-illy became
Jarser than the hou-e would accommodate.
n she rented the more commodious build
Irg at Xo. Sll Garrison avenue The home
was moved tu the latter number on the
3 st of November.
She was to paj a monthly rental of J!
In advance on the lt of December, but
was in arrears J2T on November rent and
failed to pay Dtij thing on account of De
cember. Suit for possession of the premises wa,
bi ought in Justice Wnlkir's court bv the
rgents of the owner of the proptrtj. and .1
xenlict In their favor entered for the
cmount of rent In arrears and possession
Yestcrdav Mrs. Wal'on went to the Justice
end explained the s'tuation and rcinieited a J
nay ot execution xor a itw u.is, until she
FIRED ON THREE
BURGLARS; SHOT ONE.
Charles Breste Delet'tetl TIhmii in
the Act of Ltsiviuj; His
Stabler All Escaped.
Charles Breste of No. 223 Texas avenue
reported to the police jestcnli that three
men entered the stable in the re ir ot his
1 ome earlv Monda morning and stole a set
of buggy harness
He detected them in the act of leaving the
premises and fired Feveral shots from a re
volver at them. Ono of the men fell, as !
wounded, and his companion" picked him up
and carried him away with them.
The police round blood spots on the side
walk near Bresto's home, but bavp not dis
covered tho Identity of the burglars.
It Is thought that the mm who was
wounded was seriously shot.
DEMANDS REWARDS BE EQUAL
General Breckinridge Feels the
Army Is Slighted for the Navy.
Washington. Dec 4 The report of Gener
al J. C. Breckinridge, Inspector General of
the Army, earnestly recommends that the
benefits of the law of March 3. 1SW, pro
viding for the retirement of officers of the
navy, under certain condition", with the
rank and pay of the nett higher grade, lie
extended to Include officers of the nrrr.
"Most of our wars have been fought on
land," saS the report, "and as a matter of
simple justice rewards for army oplcers
should bo no less extensive than those en
joyed by officers of the naval branch."
Ho also touches upon the disulvantagcs.
Imposed on Inferior rank In the arm, cit
ing as an instance the China campaign,
when General Chaffee, a junior among the
International commanders, was advanced
from a Brigadier to a Major General to give
him the rank requisite to his status a
commander In chief of the United States
forces In China.
General Breckinridge also rotices that the
grade of Brigadier General Is abolished in
most of the Kuropean armies, and Is near
ly as archaic as the rank of Commodore
In regard to the question or organizing
tho starting aimy, the General suggests
a standard of two soldier per every 1.W0
or population, and submits statistics to
flhow that in the proportion or soldiers to
population and totbe area of the country
and in the war budget In time of peace, the
United States Is far behind all or the great
General Breckinridge claims for his de
partment the credit of the discovery of
the postal frauds In Cuba. lie makes
recommendation for additional clerical and
messenger assistance In hl9 department,
and also earnestly suggests that the War
Department provide the various military
colleges throughout the country with capa
ble and cfflcleat military instructors.
c .1.1 . r.p i- a luIs for -nidi a project.
tli rh would not ho xjs : sio "
it th-s puint pn te fs w. re r li-vd. and M
r.illnrii 1sk.1l Umeral Mprihr i.ot to cu
lt r him the 1! tails of the ilnnic
Cui.ril 'Miriiir npli'il tl at the s'lmiK"
could In lull1 oer tlie hial of Ih-Rlmd like ,
the sword of Iu-uolIis ami he propostu
a risilutinii tl it the sm nate should 1 ilte
the iornniont to ecn.plete in nvdi itt K
1 titrations fir the muhllizatli.u of the
arm and na In pripariiifj nmihiiw
nuifs.ir to iinb-irk and di-imhirk as np
1P v p issilii, an . Mi'Htuv ir mriis
Tioti t wi re r -oi frni irnus in n he
ai' ! M ' ile Lmessin Miristi r of Marin,
followed the Pn sun m ruliuK tint the mo
th n wa- out 1 f oriUr in the pri i in ikbate
b dcclirlnir imid ihecrs. that the C.o
nr.nient imil.i n t po"Wi -mipt H
!.om i vii:i: ,-(tMii ;ii:itr!i:ii.
lindon lic " The "Mori injr l'ost seizes
the oei lsiuii of i;".i il Mtrciei'' sperrh in
the rn neh !otiiV u-trnli to erit!cjsi
the weikmss nf r.riti h di fenes whieli. It
io trust be ittriliutiil to re 1 t ipe but
tl pneri enirll treit Aleriier's out
burst IP 1 spirit if InPtrr
"It ' nil id'M wi-th of the rouncMJU
oM1p- who iierju-ed lrefu Into a li!m:
cr,u,', ard who. as J!i"istir of ir sat
shivrins v itli ti rmr iluilp.. 1 whole iiic.it
at the KI v" list lUtmim should !
rlire ir a.iinst l'nnee" Mii the Dill
"!TonIi le and mot of the mirnliiB papprs
nmmnl ir a snnilir strain
The Dtlh nnphie mi- "We truf tint
Oenenl Mrreier's h iransue will awakm
s-obir pulill- opinion In rnnct to the lin-re-s
tin Hepublie is mtirtlmr bv allow ins
rv ition ilist iireliands -o ninth lieen'v."
could f.nd ano her home in vvniih to plnee
I er vouthful clirii llir itiiuit was
ilr Walton aid list niRht tint she hal
no Idea v.here Fhe vvoull ro. and trustid
in the Lord to help lur in her trojbles
"Two Mar- aRO I came to bt. L.ouis an 1 en
KaKed In missionarv v ork. While tl us 1 11
KaReil I discovered that pirhaps tlie sreat
ebt clnritv to which 1 could devote my life
In thi-. Rriat nt was in carins for the
w-iif:. of the slums So I started a home fo
them. and Iiave conducted It with a great
deal of success up to this time.
"I have now In my care thirty-three ch I
dren whose aqe range from 3 to 13 jears,
Sovmtcen of them are bojs nnd sixteen
cirls I make no charge of any kind forthe
care of these children, and have heretofore
sustained the home upon voluntary contri
butions received from charitable people. At
present I am falrlv well ipplled with food,
fuel and clothing, hut cash subscriptions
have been so meaner tint it has been Im
possible to pav the rent.
"The cli'ldrui are ill taken from the
slums, and ai a rule thiir parents havi
eithir llvcil in abjei t jmvirtv or in such a
moral atmosphen lint It would have bten
nothing short of crime to havo left them in
their surrourdiiiRs I hope that mv iiraers
mav vet be answered and something will
turn up to enable me to remain here and
lontinuo inj chosen work"
BY GHiEF HALPIN.
Kitiis.-iN ciiv Iimppfi,,,. ,,f i,(., .,..
tiw-s, Opi-iu'd rho nnd I'm
Both to Flight.
Kanis Cit. Mo. Dec 4 Inspector of
Detectives Ililpln had an exciting experi
ence with footpids to-night Ililpln had
Jast nlifjittil from a strict eir and was
pro. ceding up rherry street, whin two men
stepped out from behind a tree present" 1
revolvers at his head and. with i command
of "Hands up: ilimaieied hit, v limbics.
H.ilpln iaw lie was rmclit ual parti illv
olipjed the command to hold up hl hauls
His o-vn pistol was in his hip pocket anJ
his overcoat was uttoneri. making it Im
poyslbl,. for i,im to get quick action with !t
Ho JittPinpli.l to parley with the men
nnd. with one hand -till high above his
hi. id. undertcoV to unuotton h's overcoat
With an oath one of the thlives grabbpd
at his hand and in doing o tore open the
olficprs coat-Jut what he was trjlng to
Brushing aside enp of the guns just as
the hammer struck the cartridge. Halpin lilt
out at tho thug nearest to him. The by
this time, saw their mistake and turned .o
inn. Ililpln find three shots after them.
One of the men dropped al'er running .i
fihort distance, and Hilpln kipt on afle'r
the second part. The wounded nun took
this opportunity to get up nnd, darting
down a eouviiii nt nlle. m ide his escape.
Inspector Halpin clncd his man for sev
eral blocks, but Inn him for i few min
utes In a ilm'C lot of weeds Near here he
afterwards found hidden and arrested a
mm who gives his name as J. I,. Gerald
lnpctor Halpin Identifies him ns one of
the parties who attempted to hold bin up.
Gerald m ilutains his Inroci nee
HAS NOW LOST REASON.
Milliim.iiic's Daughter "Who 3Iar
lied JIlt Coachman a Wuvk.
l.ri'lil I.K' sPrjCtAI.
New York. Dec. 1 I'ollowlng the teeent
paternal forgiveness e-ctended to Mr. and
Mrs. Attillo 1. Morosini by Giovanni 1".
MoroMnl. mlll'onaire banker, comes In
formation from a source which has uually
bcen reliable that Moroslnl't. daughter.
Mrs. Krncst Hulsk.imn Schilling, has bo
come mentally unbalanced and left tho
Convent of the Sacred Heart of Marv, In
Itutland. Vt.. where the has been living lu
Since her strange elopement with her
father's coachman, at Itivcrdale, in Sep
tember, list ard the subsequent stage ca
reer, the life of Mrs. schilling, who was
Miss ictoria Morosini. lias been one of
nivsterj and Impulse.
Her reisons for living in partial seclu
sion with tie nuns in the Itutland convert
havo never fullv been explained, and, as
her reason is tottering, the ma alna.s
remain a mster.
Apparcntl satisfied with her quiet life
In tho convent, where s'le was known a
Mls Marguerite Baldwin, .Mrs. Schilling
lived there as a boarder until about two
months ago, when she sudilcnl left an J
went to live with Mrs. a. r. Davh, In Kl.er
street. Itutland, where she is at present.
Santy Mack: "That's
PLANS TO DEVELOP
Organization of Prosperity Cubs Urged as a
Means to Stir People to Indus
Xiw Oihans Ti . Dee. 4 Tho Southern
Industrial c'orveiitmn opened 1 ere to-elay
with a line attend nee. both In numbers
and inrsonntl Among them aie Gel rral
John I! Gordon, who Is to piak n behalf
of Gi orgl i, and Cardinal G'hbonr. The con
vention I" . ri presentatlve one. nbrnelng
mt n in eviry w ilk of industrial life In tie
South, and Including di-legates not onlv
ftom the South, but from iver suction of
Govirnor W W Heard delivered the ad
drt"s of will ome in belnlf of the Stati.
calling attention to the wordirful scope and
Ii.rposp of the convention. He pointed out
that with the greatest undeveloped re
sources of any part of the globe, without
any ixeepiluns, the South should al'ii b
ccme the greatest manufacturing cintir of
the world, and tint It lay within the eop. j
of alms nnd purpoi s or this convertnn to
in ike it such
Artr the roll call Genual John B Gor
don er Georgia delivered an addn s- He
snd. In legard to politics, that wlatever
1 rinclples tin- South hid bit n In favor of
in tli past, they weie no longer In lavor
of a narrow or contracted nation il pollcy
The wer In favor of the N'learagu i Can il.
of the opi n dooi lu the Orient, or carrlng
their I lesingj to the benlghtrl) brown jieo
ples or the Hast, who, he ald, Minn day
would rlF .ip and shout loud hosinni o
Gol that the Has of the Stars and Strip, s
had bun iliutlid among them
I'refililriit llfirg;rti s Address.
Mr H II H..r(.rovp of Loulslaui. the
piesldfiit or the association, "aid, in Ids
The South his 2Ti ner cent tt lh. nr..fi
ol tip 1'nlted States. 33 per cent of Its
population, all or its i ottoir and cottonseed.
M -ir ci nt of Its tobaico, t" per cent of
Its timber ri sources, 30 per lent of lis
in il area, 20 ,ier cent or Its coal production,
li'i ier cent or it Iron production z per
out or its railroad ml.eage, but onl il pir
icnt or its wealth nt d lens than 10 per
cent or Its mmufacturlng.
"I urge that a ampa.gn be Inaugurated
by lacli State to establish a prosperity
club in even town, which should have- a
uliong olhcial head, capible of studying
the local conditions, needs and opponun.
ties of each section, who could draw
around him all avail iblcr forces to stcure
iverthlng pos-ible to develop the com
nurcp. U'.iItM. wealth nnd Influence cr tint
sictloh. Arter thorough local orginlzatlon
or these prospcrltv and industriil clubs a
State ecu ver.tlon should he held, with all
uniting In a gicat nd enthusiastic effort
fo- ever thing that Is In sight for th"
upbuilding of our entire- section. Alabama,
Texas and Tcnress,, t,lcn has a State
crgmizatlon. These State organizations
would, in turn, take n.i the work of the
To ripen and harvest our great store
house of natural wealth we are In urgent
lit eel of bittir schooling. A strong f.te:n
of technical education should In, Inaugu
latul In cvir State through Its common
sejiool t.vtpm nnd should have as its crown
a state Instltut'on uf technology. Then
the South, tl rough her men or wealth.
hhould endow a great Southern techno
I logical unlversit.
"ijctiues uu uicse, me .National Govern
ment should grant from its, publlu land sale
J1,"".000 to found a Textile University to
care for the American libers, which are now
the largest tingle natural resource of the
t-.irtli. and greater on thi.-. tontlnnit than
in all other parts of the world combined
Thise much-desired results will a'xuro us a
manufactured product of ?S.(hai,0W 000 Instead
of SivOO.cVVXiO annuall. They will give cs
annual protperlt and permanmt wealth,
and will enable us to establish our own ex
port trade, operate our own thops and build
as never before, our Southern seaport towns
President Aldeman of the Tulane Universi
ty read a paper on "The Southern Industrial
OlijeetH or tilt? ANaot'ludon.
The report of the Committee on Organiza
tion named the objects of the association to
be to promote the Industrial development of
the South: to become an agency for gather
ing and disseminating data regardlrg the re
sources or the South; to aid in organizing
and maintaining commercial organizations
the place where your gifts are
or biilnesis clubs thro ghnut the South, and,
in fcneral. to become the medium for "tlmu
liting the people of the Southern States to
greater efforts toward manufacturing their
raw m iterlils on their own soil, and also to
seek to interest cat ital to Invent ill tlie South
and settlers to come to Southern Stales.
M V nichard". 1 mil and indiistiiil agent
of the Southe rn Ilailroad. read a paper on
"The Dul of tl e (Ttl7n."
The special r irty from St lyjul ar
rived this morning over the Mobile arel
Ohio Ballroad The partv re prp-ents tl e
Intersf ite- Mprchants' Assoc latlon of Ft.
Louis Thev c imp In thp special Pullman
sloping eir Ctewitida, which was dec
mated with h-'nwrs rending "St. Louts
World's I'alr. J''I ' The pvrty was ts
corteil bv Culoiel Frank I. HarrN. genpr.il
agmt of thp McMIe ard Ohio Hallnnil at
St lniis Among those In the delegitlou
v.ere Covcrncr Stone, John A. I.ee and
wife. Pen J Strati's, president Interstate
Merchants." .soeiatIeri. vvlo Is nreeim
piiiie.1 b his wire. William P Kennitt,
i x-prp'li'cnt Mi rch nits' Ktehnnae. .aid J.
A fcmiger. s, cr.tirv Intt rstnte Mir
e bants' As-nclition, who was also acroin
I.inl d lij li'i wife-
At the night fission f the convention,
papers en tin Nlcanguin Canal wire re id
b p-'Iaors (' 1- Uiurtttv or Mol He,
W A. Hemphill or Atlanta. Ga , and Sidney
Storey of New Orle ms
Vnr Mlftsoiirl Fair AXeilnpsdny nncl
1 liurNiln t fresh Ttenirrl? TinelM.
I'tir Illinois I'nlr V e'diip.ilii; ntiil
Tluirsilm frpsli lilslorl) vviniln.
I'nr trUninin-I'lllr A iMlnpKilli.r unit
Tliiirntln ; fresh ntitcrl irliitln.
1. Mercier Discusses War With Kngland.
World's Pair on the Boom.
Plans to Develop the South.
Shot His Wife, Killed Himself.
2. Commission Favors Nicirjgua Uoute.
Senates ConsiJtrs Stibsld BUI.
3. lit venue Officers Arrest a Broker.
Both Poisoned, -Meet In Hospital
Gu item lit Makes Trouble for M ly.
Creek Itcvision Committee Meets.
4 Uace-Traek Besults.
C. Secretary Gates Annual Iteport.
C. HdroiliohIa Scire in Illinois Town.
Girl Druggcel b Male Comp inions.
CI um Ittlatieinship to Kruger.
DashiMl Scalcing Water In Her Pace.
Clergy Arouenl by Cadet's Death.
Favor State Board of Pardons.
7. Fair and Bazaar for the Altenhelm.
Transit Directors Meet To-D i
Citv News in Brier.
Invents in Soeiet.
Mrs. McKinle's Gift to the President.
Cuban Ideas of a Constitution.
Would Keep Liquor Out cf Colonies.
High Tariff Hurts Merchant Marine.
9. The B lilroatLs.
Decisions by Court of Appeals.
10. Bepuhlic Want Advertisements!.
Becord of Births Marriages, Deaths
11. Republic Want Advertisements.
12. Grain and Produce.
13. Financial News.
II. Business and Art in Court.
Bellbo a Bold Burglar.
Want Promoters to Make Improve
coming from this time."
SHOT HIS WIFE;
Fortune Inherited From Turf
Gambler Caused Tragedy
at Lexington, JCy.
SEPARATED HUSBAND AND WIFE.
Itobcrt I,. Pallee Quit Work as Mo-
torman, but Flis Wife Wished
to S.ive Her Money for
HKiviiMc strnci u
Lexli gto'i, Ky.. Dee 4 Robert T Pallee
to-diy entered his wife's apartments at 1 er
e:cgant! furnhhed home on Main street
and put a bu'let Into her head nnl blew his
own Lrains out with the ame weapon.
Mrs. Sillee was JIM Mar Webster, a
nlpce of the centric Iwichelor. Iawson
Welistcr, who mc imulateel a fortune on the
turf, and heir to a portion of his money.
I-iwcn Webster had Just died and the
money vvvalo'e to bo turned over accorel
lng te the dictates or the will
whin It wis declled that Mrs Saline nnd
her sister was In share the monev, as
irovlled in the will, Sallee threw up his
Job as motorman for thp Klectrlc Street
it illi' ay Comp inv. il"clanng he would work
no more. She wantid to sivo the mone
fur tin ir children Thev parted, she taking
tho two clnldrpii nnd furnishing the Foster
property on Mnln sin it as their home.
Js.ilt e went there rdny nnd told l.er
that unle"s he was pen a share of th
money and taken back he would kill her.
lip entered her slttlrg-room this morning
and drawing a revolver shot her through
the r!f,ht temple. She is iljlng at St.
Joseph's Hospital. He ttirneel the weapon
t his own held and fell a corpse at her
The woman, parnbzeel by the bullet In
her brain and with the brain oozing frcm
tho lirgo hole, wis round sitting as ine
was when lu- fired the ?hut.
She was 2! ears old.
MAY PROMOTE WOUNDED MEN.
Important Killing by the United
States Attorney General.
Washington, Dec. 4 The Attorney Gen
eral has rendere'd a decision In the case of
Lieutenant Ge-orge Malllson. U. S N , of
great interest to naval officers. He sas:
"There U no reason why an officr,
wounded m the service, should not be pro
moted as well as his fortunate brother, if
there are dutiis In the higher grade which
1c can s itlsfactorii and sufficiently per
form." When an ensign, attached to the 01rnpla,
In 1V. Malllson w.is struck by an anchor
chain and lost a leg. Ho has since been un
able to lerform sea dut. but has rendered
pitlsiactor sirvlce on detail dut ashce.
He must now be either promoted or retired.
'I he Attorney General i,as he may be pro
moted. DISABLED SHIP IN A STORM.
Ovcidue Steamer Parisian Fight
ing a Gale Olf Halifax.
Halifax. Nova Scotia. Dec. j. The Allm
Line steamer l'arl'lm, due to-da. Is re
ported b a pilot boat to be broken down
At J o'clock this morning the Parisian
was out or danger, in a tale position In
side Meagher's Beach Light. She is burn
ing slbnala for assistance and tugs hava
Bono out. lhc will have difficult In find
ing the ilncr. as a blinding snowstorm !'ua
A pilot beat reports that when the Paris
ian was first sighted at midnight, she was
showing signals of distress, and was aUaia
ins ver mow I.
it is probable an accident to the Parisian
occurred some du3 ago at sea. ab sue is
hve das overdue-.
Bear Admiral Bickford. who Is going to
Vancouver lo take command of the PaciHc
Squadron, Is a passenger. There are also
on board about loo tars of the British West
Indian fleet. The Parisian left Liverpool
Full Report of Work Accomplished in the Last Two Weeks
Not Made, Because Large Additions Arc Expected to
the Lists Next Meeting Two Weeks Hence.
Two hundred and three thousand and five
dollars wi re add el to the World's Fair fund
1 1" tilt.lt when the various commind s r
IKirteil the resJlts of their work sirc3 the
last meeting, two weeks ago.
In addition, statements m ide b romm;t
tre spokesmen showed tint appro Irutely
llOM'o more- is promisee), although nt actu
In stinn. vlgoious spteches, rormer Guv
error Francis, rhtirrran or the licecutive
Committee, W. II. Thompson, ch ilrman of
tl e Finance e'nmmitte e, and others did ired
tleir firm lellef that the amount tint Mill
remains before the cl's rnbscption of
." iki) xi Is eomplete will b raised by the
1 end or the month
The initlt'g was hild .at the Mer-ii.tile
Club, and .adjourned aftir a two hi't's" s, ...
"ion to iiutt at the fame place wj weiks
:miii MI.SM thi:
I'itKiiiniiMiixe; n:ii mi.
KnthuIism was the- predominitirg fta
tnre or the meeting
It began when Chairman Pierre Chouteau
or the- Committee of Two Hundred decl ired
that tho committees appointed at the Iat
meeting had been zeilotil at work, and
hid found tint the sentiment in favor of
the Fair hid iavr b en more widespread.
It continue-el through the speech of Mr.
Francis who nmouneeil a call from Gov
error C. M Birm-s of Oklahomi. who was
1 resent, for Information upon which to
base his message to thj Territorial Legis
lature, re e omrr.rndlng a liberal appropria
tion for an exhibit, nnd an i"quiry from
Ce I enhagen, asking for space.
It reached high pitches at other times li
the course of report" from gentle-nen who
bad guaranteed to raise $10,eX) by last night,
and reported more.
And it was undiminished when Nathan
Frank moved, as a substitute for lertam
motions tint proposed some -hangts in th
metl oils or the Finance Committee, tint
no changes bo made, ard tint the me tliw
adjourn to meet again at the same place
two weeks hence.
i.oi:uoit iiinvns in
Mtitiu tri:iani:s spkk.
Arter Mr. Chouteau had called the meet
ing to eirder and made his eipening state
ment or congratulatlir. and Mr. Francis
had xpressed hit eleep pleasure In the In
creased encourage-ment that the workers
had met with. Governor Barnes or Okla
homa was introduced and made a short
speech. In which he pledged Oklahoma to
the support or the Fair, and to the making
or an exhibit that would open the eves nr
the world to the opportunities offered by
that wonderful new country.
Ma or M. M. Stcphers ir East St. Louis
was the next speaker. He said Bast St.
Louis was heartily in accord with St. Louis
in this great enterprise, and that he had
Just Invited the publlc-prited citizens or
that place to unite In subscribing to it. He
promised that Kast St. Lou! would come
up with a list that wojld be in every wa
I.I. OF TUB RKl'OnT
Avi:m: mit siujin-rini.
Unimportant reports rrom two or three
standing committees Acre followed b a
short state ment by Chairman Thompson of
tho Finance Commute , which was menly
a prciace to the teports of volunteers', who
had guaranteed to raNe certain amounts.
Mr. Thompson offered several suggestions
to tho subcommittees as to tho best man
ner oT conducting the canvasses, and stated
that there were a grert many mora volun
teer Tor the work than there had beeu
twei weeks ago.
The first or th" solicitors to lie called up
on for reports were the sentlemen who had
agreed to raic $10.f in the specified time.
Fistus J. Wade wa" out of the cit, but
Mr. I"ranrs stited that he knew he had
secured one subscription of SIJ.CjO. although.
CONGRESS WILL DO ITS PART WHEN
ST. LOUIS COMPLETES THE FAIR FUND.
Thi Repuhlle Harrou.
11th St anl Pennsylvania Ave-
Washington. IVc. 4 Representative
Tawnev of Minnesota, who Is chairman of
the special St. Louis World's Tair Commit
ted, s.dd to-day to The Republic corre
sivondent: 'Instead of calling up the bill providing
feir the Government's partic'pitiun in this
Fair, wp think it beter to nk that It be
referred to our committee- In oreler that cer
tain chances and amendments be made,
which nill be iiecessary ,n view of the fact
that the apprapri ition alreaiy tins been
made. Our committee, however, will take
no action la the matter until the local work
I hs been completed and the corporation
formesl. It would be Impossible for us to
co-rp'iPte the incisure until all thp neces
slry work at Louis has been done.
'So far ns I know there is no special
opposition to the measure-, but it should be
ri membered that the present ess!on will 1
very short and that many other important
measures are pressing for consideration In
both houses. j not ijnow -nhat disposi
tion Speaker Henderson has toward tho
meisiire. I have not talked with him about
It. lecausp. as stated, we are not called
uron for further legislation In this enter
prise until Urn St Louis work has btn
McKINLEY'S MESSAGE DID
NOT PLEASE FOREIGN PRESS.
Berlin. Dec. 4 (Copv right. 19 0. by tho
New York Herald Company.)-Many of the
Important Jourmls, iu.e the Post. Tage
blatt and Nitlonnl Zeltung. refrain from
comment on President McKlnlej's message.
Other papers speak of the cold, even
threatening. language it Is -iia to contain
In regard to Germ my. The VcssiSChe
"It is noticeable that President McKinley
refers, ver coolly to America's rel itlons
with Germany. As In lmuortant state docu
ment of tlds kind every word Is care
full wiighed beforehand. It is undoubt
edly significant that President Mc
Kinley should describe the relations with
France and England as friendly, whereas,
"peaking of relations with Germany, he
merely remarks that the show "evidenco
of good will.' Such a distinction cannot but
be Intended, and Is all the more surprising
in view of the very frl-ndly speech to Ger
many delivered by Ambassador White at
the Thanksgiving dinner ot the American
The Boersen Courier sas:
"Tha economic differences between Ger
he- was not at hbert to give thp name cf
Julius S W il-h a-k'l for fuither tlir Ii
which to make a rerun. s.j,inff t at rk s
lor 'vcuring large sul rlptinns from sleep
ing car. expnxs and telegraph companies.
r.s well .is lncreas d sums f re in eirt..iii
riilroids hail r.eit bien bp light to comple
tiem. He . 1 1 his con raittee vi.jtiM go t'
Chicago soon to meet several heals of In?
leimpanie . and -xieeieel to e me bae,c with
I-ri,. .- sub-irlptij.i than Ii id b en m ide to
tip CMcnto fair. Mr U.iNh peke enihu--slasti-allv
eif a nat h" ea'.Ie 1 the absolut
certainty ilia: th- sutler!, tions from the
tran-i on ition and rilled Hnes-alrrady ex
PedinK HV-v.ould be- as I.,rgp as could
l.r.Mi IM) yf imkiiims
'i in: iiioito.i.iii.v tt ssi:n.
Aii attempt was made in the course- t.r th
even ng te, amie uncc the tot il or the new-sub-criptions
but it was iiterrupte.l by
gentlemen in the .tudu nee who wished to
make additional pi d0-ps, for themselves anil
ror otler-. The full iit or those who thus
bubscribed will be t und elsewhere.
Anthon lttnr ve,'untcrcd for whatever
work could be found for him. He expressed
a i-incere desire to be given a list or 100 or
those who had not been called upon for
sub-criptiems, and ileela'cd he would ee to
li that the virre callc-U upon before the
nrxt meeting of the con mittee.
JL J. Cantwell voljiiteend hU servicr-,
and was given a special ceinmissiyI1 amoaj
the lead and zinc lnteretts. Mr Cantwell
expressed the b-:ier that a canvtsS oc t30
State would result In Securing at least Jl.Oa',
t'li from outside the city.
Wa.vman McCreer- begged for a little
more time. He j.ald he had been given a
eorrmissiun to s(e the musicians of lae city.
As there arc more- than 34o of them, he-and
his two paid assistants had been unable to
eoplete the woik, but were doin their ben.
He aske-el for live more assistants and was
authorized to apt olnt them
l'l.As FOR l'l SIIVC
Tin: vioitK to omim.i:ti.
For half m hour th- meeting eliscussed
-arioi's plans for purh'rg the work to com
lletion Amur; the su,ge -tiors ,vere mass
me-etirrs to be held In various parts or the
cltv ; -ibheaelquarten, to be est-ihlished with
:eal et.-t ag -.Us tn fie s,tthern, western
aim north-rn s(ctions. and personal Invita
tions te. sub-cribers to pirtkipate In future
meetings of the Committee; or Two Hun
dred. Mr. Francis wno. as chairman of tho
Executive Committee, was ask.d to give
IN opinion, c.xplalne.1 that mars meetings
might not be such creators of substantial
L." expected, but expressed a per-
m,?BTs," ca" them if tfce com
mlttee thoug.t it the prop-r thin? to do.
Chairman Chouteau round objection to lha
TcXrl L'irnal ll-on to ail sub
cribers on the core or the immense
amount or work that it wot.ld en X an
the uncerta-nty as ,o the result. He Jx
P'alned that the rtatement had rrequently
bcen made through the ,.ress that sab.-crib-ers
were vvt Iconic at the committee mec-t-
J!r. Thompson ,-ske.I tint the Finance
Committee be not hampered bv any .hango
in working i lans He explalneel that aft r
two weeks the committee had just about
settle-el upon and got tis..,i to n stem and
that it would entail an unnece-sary anil un
irotitalle amount or labor to go over the
preparatorv Held .aga'n.
The upshot or It was that P-e matter of
calling mas meetings or nuking anv
iharges In plans was unanimoudy lert t'o
the Executive and Finance committees
The chairman anonunced tint or the en
tire Committee of Two Hundred only threo
had filled to volunteer for work. Theo
"" '"P" "re out or the- i itj- a-.d he ex-
lonttnued. PaSc Three. First Column"!
complete 1 "
ti "in "In00".',1 l, '",d up for n-Mert.
tlon In the House. n,ler a icl.il -ulp
wm fTm Ih- """ c-omUtee. of
uVseJ Sp",Ker "fnderssjii Is chairman: bv
unanimous consent or by suspension or tho
ru es The last method ,,, a
thirils vote of the Hemsc an,i cotlM ,,e pu
suel n!j on the first and third Monday,
of each month and the last six das or tha
Other members rr the special committees
Who were- se,.n to-day by Tlie Republic cor
resnimJpnt expressed views similar to those
of Mr. Tawne. The bill npp.rently his
little or no opposition, but no effoit will bf
made to get action upe.n It in the Houo
until all the prellmin-rv work indicated hni
been none in St. Louis As stated tho
eour-e th-n will be to have the bill referred
luck to the special committee, amended en
tint its preivlsirns will avoid any conflict
of Jurisdiction between the lcal and Fed
eral authorities and In certain miror fea
tures. The chur paint emph lslzel by the friends
of the Fair in Conjrres i that the St. I,ouis
work shoi.ld Ik- completed quickly. With
but a few weeks eif the hs on, time is a.
matter of the utmost importance.
main- and America do not seem to di
minish, and it should be the care of both
Governments to avoid a cusf.s war, which
would be equally disastrous to both."
XIEVW PRESS SiVRCVSTIC.
SPECIAL BV CABLE.
Vienna. Dec. 4 (Cop right, 1, by tha
New York Herald Company.) President Mc
Kinle'si message does not meet with a xcry
rriendly reception In the Austrian rrcss. It
Is considered lac! lag In the diplomatic retro
spect which is usuall a feature of docu
ments or this nature which are intended
for world-wide consumption.
The Neues Wiener Tageblatt remarks with
"Imren ilhn in deed has developed now In
to Imperialism in word. It Is easy to satisfy
Americans with the one bolltary restriction,
in regard to China."
The Neue Freie Presse sas:
"The message gives the impression that
there Is a much better understanding be
tween the United States. Russia and Japan
than there Is between these three and tha
The Presse finds it surprising that Presi
dent McKinley should speak of America
fceeking to confer the benefits of freedom up
on the Filipinos, seeing that the Filipinos
re fighting lor that freedom.
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