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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY- APRIL 14, 1901.
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that It Is actually necessary to guard
against the killing of representatives of
this idea by extremists? Tho Fierpont
Morgan Incident possesses a significance
which Is not altogether reassuring.
W. B. Cnrr. Business Manager of The St.
touts Republic, being duly sworn. Bays that
.the actual number of full and complete
.copies of the dally and Sunday Repnblto
printed during the month of March, 1901,
all in regular editions, was as per schedule
T... ..'.... .74,530
Total for the) month 2,494,320
Less all copies spoiled In print
Ins, left over or filed G.S5S
JCetHumber distribute! .... 2,430,467
Average daily distribution 78,402
And said W. B. Carr further says that
the number ot copies -returned or reported
unsold during the month of March was
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CALLING A BLUFF.
Thoughtful St Loulsans -who read the
exceedingly Interesting remarks made
'by 3Ir. Chauncey I. Filley to the Good
Government Republican League Club
last Thursday will understand more
clearly Just why tho Globe-Democrat re
frains from presenting convicting truths
in support of Its howls about fraud in
tho April elections.
Mr. Filley, himself a Republican, ex
plains why these howls are so vague as
to facts. "Dare the 'Bad Jack' Williams
City Republican Committee contest?" ho
asks. "No; it fears retaliation and ex
posure from the repeaters whom it ha8
employed and aided in Republican pri
maries. Contest? No; It dure not!"
And again: "Can they kick at election
frauds?" ho queries, alluding to the man
agers of the Republican city organiza
tion, who must now explain to tho na
tional organization why their party was
defeated in St. Louis. "No; they dare
not Uave they, the City Hall gang, not
hired repeaters to carry our wards?
Were not the "Waterworks gang, six
miles away, sent into my ward, and tho
street scrapers from Carondelet, six
miles to the south, to defeat our delega
tions time and time again?"
In other words, just as The Republic
has time and again set forth, the Globe
Democrat knows that the minute it be
gins to honestly investigate the work of
"Indians" in tho recent election it makes
certain the exposure and probable pun
ishment of its own Republican Indians.
It is as much afraid of genuine pub
licity as any Democratic Indian could
possibly be, but' It tries to make political
capital by means of vague charges and
strenuous outcries. Its game is a bluff,
pure and simple.
quire thcv best possible location for a
beautiful library building.
When Missouri Park was sacrificed to
the Exposition the public value of the
latter alone reconciled the people to the
sacrifice. The Exposition lias now ceased
to bo an enterprise of public benefit. It
is an amusement venture conducted for
If the new Public Library building oc
cupies the present Exposition site, the
grounds surrounding the structure will
be made into a handsome little park.
This will make as attractive a spot of
public resort as is within the city lim
its. It will also mean that for nil time
to come tho property will be devoted to
purposes of public good.
The people alone have the privilege of
authoritatively deciding what shall be
dono In this matter. The Exposition
grounds revert of right to them. The
Public Library and park will be for
their use and benefit. Do they elect to
gain these blessings, or do they prefer
to leave the Exposition as It Is-a place
for theatrical, operatic and athletic en
tertainments in the Interests of private
TR.IBVTE TO LEE, THE SOVTM AMD AMERICA,
BY BISHOP THOMAS V. DUDLEY OF KENTUCKY.
St Louis will watch the Chicago canal
more closely than ever since the issu
ance of the order by Secretary of War
Root Tcducing the flow In the canal to
200,000 gallons a minute. St. Louis bears
no malice, but there are certain consid
erations of health that make Imperative
constant attention to our. water suppjy.
No surprise should be feft over the or
der. Chicago built the monster sewer
in spite of conflicting engineering opin
ions rcgarding"jthe flow and pollution.
Towns along the Illinois River have been
forced to changetheir source of water;
hupply. The injunction proceedings in
stituted by Missouri are simply a .pre
caution against death.
Now trouble has risen, from another
quarter. The shipping interests of. the-
lakes have protested against the swift
current and their protest has been sus-
- Gained by the Federal authorities. The
sanitary authorlties,of Chicago are fear-
fil of the result because of the likeli
hood that Its own water supply will be
St Louis Is sorry .for Chicago.
Autumn jwlB tiring an opportunity to
make friends for the World's Fair when
the Pan-American Congress meets In the
- jClty of Mexico: A large number of the
delegates will attend from Washington,
members of the Diplomatic 'Corps com-'
posing a portion of the delegations from
I South and Central America. A day in
8t Louis on their way from Washing
ton to Mexico could be most profitably
t, "spent in learning all about the Fair
Now that the financial end of,' the cn
f .terprise has been practically settled, the
3F next important matter is the advertise
ment of the Fair to the'four quarters of
v the earth. It is desired'that every "coun
try shall have an exhibit Especially .Is
It Important to hare the countries lying
south of the .United States -well repre-
No better way to Inform the Govern
ments of those cdnntrics can be devised
tli.au by entertaining and Instructing
their representatives In this country. A
friendly feeling Inaugurated ntiw is
worih much. It is to be hoped that nothing-Will
prevent their, being, the guests
,jOT the city next fall.
INGALLS ON TAXATION.
Approval from a high source for the
franchise and income forms of taxation
are the words of, President M. E. Ingalls
delivered at the last meeting of the
Knife and Fork Club in Kansas City.
That the approval is unexpected renders
his words no less welcome. Spoken so
near the borderland of Kansas, where
railroads have been weighted with pop
ular animosity, the surprise which they
win, excite may shock even that, change
"We are just learning," Mr. Ingalls is
reported to ,have said," "that "a franchise
tax Is the easiest collected of any, and
probably ouef the fairest ways of rais
ing revenue. I have always believed in
the income tax. This country is so ticb.
that with a fair system of taxation anil
economy In expenditure the tax rate will
be so low that it will iiot.be oppressive,
and thus you will encourage and protect
your small 'property holders."
Coming so soon after the passage of
the franchise bill by' the Missouri Gen
eral Assembly,, additional pleasure is de
rived from the words of the railroad ofli
ciaL At the beginning of the fight for
franchise' taxation in this State the small
property holder was the chief agitator.
There was much clamor of. a nature that
did'not rellcct the wisdom of sound busi
ness sense in some of the unreasonable
demands that werjiiade.'
'.It was not until both the big and the
little business interests came together on
one loonng that -the preseut sane fran
chise tax law, now a part of the Mis
souri statutes, was perfected. Under a
wise enforcement there is reason to be
lieve that the benefits from the law will
be felt by all taxpayers. President In
galls ha3 donejiimself and tho country
a sen-ice by his frank approval of the
principles involved in franchise taxation.
MISS WILKINS'S DILEMMA.
Miss Mary E. Wilkius, the favorito
New England writer of novels and short
stories, Is amusingly displaying the typ
ical literary temperament In her uncer
tainty as to whether she shall many
Doctor Freeman of New Jersey right
away or wait until she has finished an
The mate or the mnnuscript that's
the question, and Miss Wilkius can't de
cide between them. Sho loves her Doc
tor, of course, but she also loves the
book upon which she is now engaged,
and sho is at the most interesting part
of her story-weaving task. Will she bo
able to evict the story from her mind
and take in a new tenant in the sliapo
of a husband?
The reading world1 Is now awaiting
Miss Wilkins's decision on this point. On
the dead quiet, It would like to see her
decide in favor of tho flcsh-and-blood
man as agninst the creatures of her fic
tional genius. Because, after all, that's
what makes the stories themselves inter
estingthe fact that when It comes right
down to a choice a woman cleaves to a
man and a man to a woman before all
else in the universe beside.
"Through the will of my fellow-citizens
I now devote myself to the public
service of tills community," said Mayor
AVells in his Inaugural address. A world
of good things for St. Louis is contained
in the consecration.
Pennsylvania has climbed into the band
wagon by appropriating $35,000 for an
exhibit at the World's Fair in 1003. As
a starter Pennsylvania shows a deter
mination to keep up with the procession.
The RlRht Reverend Thomas U. Dudley.
Bishop of the Dloceso of Kentucky, deliv
ered the speech of the occasion beforo the
Hamilton Club at Chicago on Appomattox
Day last Tuesday.
Bishop Dudley welcomed tho reunited
America, paid a kIouIhk tribute to Robert
E. Lee. the old South, the new South and
a reunited people.
His speech Is of Interest to those who
fought in the Civil War and their descend
ants. It Is in part as follows:
I count It a happy omen for our coun
try, Mr. President and gentlemen of tho
Hamilton Clul: tint I am standing here to
night. You have bidden me, a Virginian, a
Southerner, a Confederate soldier, to have
part In your celebration of Appomattox
Day. that I may voice tho feelings of
Southern men about the peerless leader who
on that day did sheathe his stainless sword.
You have bidden me becauno of jour de
sire to make this your annual festival an
Influence to unify tho once divided section,
and In this spirit I am come.
In spoaklne to tho Camp of Confederate
Veterans In New York City I addressed
them by the two-fold title, at comrades of
tho I-ost Cause and as fellow-citizens of tho
United States, because I would emphan'ze
then, as I would emphasize now. In the
very forefront of my address, the fact that
there Is no contradiction the one with tho
other that comrades of the Lost Cause, with
undj Ing memories of the past and Its elor.'es.
are yet true citizens of the reunited land. I
bade tho world to note that wo were not
gathered there as malcontents or aliens:
that there wero no conspirators cherishing
resentful recollection of unsuccessful revolt:
that behind no closed doors was kept our
feast of remembrance: that the alono pro
tecting sentinel was tho flag of our coun
try, and that distinguished representatives
of tho theory of government we dared assail
did grace our board. I bade tho world to
noto this strange, magnificent develop
ment of the conception of freedom, lncon
ceivnblountil realized. I bid the world to
mark It to-night. "A Government of tho
people and for tho people and by the peo
ple" was strong to resist tho assaults upon
its life made by ono part of the people, and j
then when victory had been gained straight
way to restore to the conquered all tho
rights and privilege"! their ill-starred endeav
or had forfeited. And. behold! tho generous
forgiveness Is not mlsplnced, and ere four
decades of years have passed by the sons of
the Confederates are ea?er to dye the old
gray Jacket Into bluo with tho blood they
pour out in defenso of tho old flug those
gray jackets did assail, and tho men who
commanded tho Confederate legions ride
proudly at the head of the Federal lines.
Joe WIiMIrr and Fltzltutch !?
Joe Wheeler and Fitzhugh L,ee are the
honored representatives of the United
States Government. Now, God bo praised
for all this! God be praised that, when
the beautiful Image of Southern independ
ence was hidden, nay, did disappear for
ever behind the storm-cloud of battle, in
its stead arose upon our tearful sight the
vision, not of gibbet and prison-house and
vassalage, but of old-tlmo liberty and
brotherhood and equality the vision of Co
lumbia with mother heart and outstretched
arms calling her ions of tho Southland back
to their places of honor and of serv
ice by the family fireside. And to-nlgnt.
as we look upon all these wonders and
marvel and glvo thanks. I can hear the
volco of our Brent Captain as he gives
answer to the young Virginian who a.sked
if he should take the oath of allegiance
to the United States Government. "Yes. take
it. and thank God that you have the prlvl
Icko of takins It."
And so I come as your fellow-cltlzen. in
this proud and mighty nation to speak of
him in whose memory I am bidden to
s.peak. I speak of Robert Edward Lee,
thu patriot, tho soldier, who. by the tes
timony of Scott, was big very right arm
in tho conquest of Mexico: of Robert Ed
ward Lee. equally tho patriot, and soldier
greater than before, who maintained for
four lonK years tho unequal struggle,
with overwhelming odds, for tho principle
that he had been taught, that bis su
preme allegiance was duo to Virginia, his
mother State. I speak of Robert Edward
Lee. the peerless citizen in defeat, from
whoso lips no word of murmur ever came:
whose pen wrote never one line of self-defense:
who, when he had offered his sword
to tho conqueror too noble to accept It.
went his way to tho poverty and obscurity
of the coming years, content If he might
bo useful In tho training of Virginian boys
Into a noble manhood. I speak of Robert
Edward Lee, whose body rests among the
hills of the Virginia he loved so well: whose
splendid image looks down from towering
height upon the city ho labored so hard to
defend; whose grave Is In tho heart of his
countrymen, and whoso famo Is sounded
louder and louder every year from the
trumpet of the wise and good throughout
the wida world.
Tribute to General I.ec.
Sprung from the loins of tho Rupert of
our American armies, tho son of that Light
Horse Harry of tho first Revolution, ho in
herited as well from his mother tho noblo
traits, of the long-descended families of Vir
ginian aristocracy; and yet. perhaps, in tho
good providence of God. his best prepara
tion for his future career came from tho
fact that he was a widow's son. upon whoso
shoulders speedily came the burden of re
sponsibility, of tender caro for those de
pendent upon his youthful headship. With,
thla preparation ho entered the academy at
West Point, whence he camo forth first in
his class. I cannot belicvo that tho degen
eration of boyhood'3 frolic, teasing of its
companions. Into the cowardly brutality to
which a congressional committee has borno
witness had been possible when Leo wa3
Captain of Cadets, or when, long years aft
er. Colonel Leo was superintendent of the
academy. The boy was too bravo to "uo
cruel, and the ofllcer had too large a con
ception of the degradation consequent upon
sucli behavior, and of his responsibility for
Its continuance, for him to have been In ig- '
norance or patient cf Its existence.
Tho years pass by und bring the alliance
with tho maiden he had loved always, and
with it the connection and association with
tho family of the chieftain whoso character
he had mado tho very model by which to
fashion his own. Mexico come3 with that
marvelous night ride alone, to gain tho in
formation which shall mako victory a cer
tainty. And then tho dull routine of army
service in one place and another till the
clouds of coming storm begin to darken tho
sky of our peaceful, happy America.
The mad fanatio comes to put torches)
and are holding under the Iiws of lTiy
Union, and. Influenced by this opInMf.
they, one by one. In the exercise of a 'yght
which they believe to be part and iWcef
of the Federal compact, by solemn ordi
nance, withdraw from the Union. Scott
counsels peace and that these wayw.ird,
sisters be bidden to depart, with certain
expectation that experience of separation
would compel return and supplication for
rendmlsitfon to the circle of the great fed
eration. But Lincoln cannot so understand
his duty as the sworn defender of tho Con
stitution. He must keep that which had
been submitted to hi trust; he must repos
sess the property of the United States which
armed men had seized in the name of the
State of South Carolina, and so Sumter 13
attacked, and the boom of the cannon
echoes around tho world, for it ij the be
ginning of the great war
What shall Lee do? He is come to the
parting of the ways, and Is in an agony
of doubt yes. In agony of doubt.. Remem
ber that by birth, by training, by service.
lie 1j devoted to the Government of the
United States. Read his letters to his sons
and learn that his political opinions wero
of the Federally school, that hh conception,
of the course suggested by Southern lead
ers was that It was madness. He recognized
to tho full the necessary inequality of
the contest betwten the North and the
South, and also that such contest, long and
devastating, was as sure and necessary aa
its Inequality. He loved the Hag he tVl
borne with nn ecstasy of devotion, and ye'V
with such absolute recognition of the d!f-V
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and knives Into tho hands of Ignorance and j of defeat in the undertaking to be be
barbarljm, that they may destroy their gun, with grief that was speechless for tho
masters and best friends, and, as incident evil days on which his country had fallen
thereto, makes crazy attempt to tako pas- j he wended his way across the bridge to
session of an arsenal of the United States; J the land that gave him birth. looked with.
and Lee, by strange accident. Is tho com- j sadness upon the beautiful home on the
mander of the little band of marines sent j banks of the river that had sheltered his
to storm und possess the now hlstorlo cr.- young manhood's happiness, and camo to
gine-houso at Harper's Ferry. Tho storm- j Richmond to offer his sword to tho new
cloud has burst, tno beginning or tno ena is : born Confederacy.
at nana. The impossibility tnat this coun
try should be one-half slave and the other
half free, as Lincoln said, has seized tho
minds of the people.
Parting- of the TVnys.
The propoundcr of this sentiment Is cho
sen President of tho United States, and
his election is deemed by the Southern
States to bo fraught with calamity to them.
They believe that It means tho destruction
of their peculiar civilization, the taking
away of the property they have secured
Colonel Henderson of the British Army,
the head of the great Military College, de
clares that the five greatest Generals of th
Engllsh-spenklns race are Wellington, Marl
borough, Washington. Lee and Stonewall
Jackson. I do not know that I give the
names in the order in which h has placed
them, but I do remember that he expresses
astonishment that three of these mea'wer
born in old Virginia.
Last Words Heard by Lincoln.
It Is not stated whether the new $10
bill designed as a compliment to the
West and bearing a picture of a buffalo
thereon is also a tribute to the new se
cret order of Buffaloes.
Ncoly, who "touched" the Cuban pos
tal revenues, can perhaps give some in
teresting.advice to the men who are said
to have acted, likewise in he Philippines.
Ho would say "Don't."
WHAT DOES? IT?$E&N?i '
iWhcn TrustmsierJ. leipont Morgai
. Vjrived in Loudon tUeiO&er. &U'hc re-
ccivcu as mucii attention as is accorueu.
to,a crowned bead; even to the extent of
having a large force ot Scotland Yard
detectives detailed to prevent possible
attempts on his life.
This singular development is due to
existing conditions which. ,:cause the
" 'world's great money kirujjb'bercgard
jed as equal liupower to othermen set
..r-rhlgh In authority above the common peo
ple. PierpontMorganls in reality noth
v lng more than a private American cltl-
" cn,' visiting Europe, he says, more for
""pleasure than for business. Yet he Is
- V hiUJed by the mob as one of the mighty
of earth eo mighty, indeed, as to be in
peril -of assassination by some 'half
6 crazed anarchist just as would-be an
anointed monhtfete us ,; sC?
It is not recorded that In' the" past even
a Rothschild has been so circled round
5 Vy,"curiou9 crowds; and, protected X rom
" possible violence; .TjulerponbAtorgan
vuc way ueiuKeu BB'uiecnrsE or its
kind In history. That hetis an American,
dtlaen of a .failjenare sup
posed to oe insured in their rights, in-
the peculiar Interest attaching
' To what conclusion -has the world
"';. ! Wltfc ! n that kmnflnar. ,
L ?l.-w" " !, w "IS4IVOU u"9i
.j.-gpite class? Ig-it believed that they
& -vymmmmuj a bmsuc to the common peo
I MvhWZ't'X tl-vnotldncraft "means
r-l--J'm - - n.l..' t-.-l
w! wyu,iaij,uui Arc
ao iMtflt to the trust Idea,
A STEP FORWARD.
Chicago Is anticipating with some cu
riosity the establishment of a municipal
luuKiug-uouse ror tne worthy poor. May
or Harrison, in his message to the Coun
cil said that, a number of young business
men had urged that something of the
sort be done. At the beginning of next
winter a practical test will be given the
Commenting onjthe, proposed Innora-'
tion, the Record-Herald claims to 6ee in
tho absence of municipal lodging-houses
in tills country an evidence-that In some
very Important respects American' cities
with their gang rule are the least pro
Huddersfiold, England, has the distinc
tion of being the llrst town to erect an
institution of this sort. That was In
1S53. At the present time the .majority
of English cities have each one or mom
lodging-houses supported by the local
government Glasgow built six lodging
houses for men and' one for. women be
tween 187S and 1879." Five years ago a
municipal family home was erected that
has served as a model for other cities.
Twenty-five 'hundred guests can be
cared for by the Glasgow lodging-houses.
The charge is' seven cents a night, or
nine cunts with sheets. Baths, lavato
ries and kitchen utensils are furnished
witn the lodging. Food supplies may
be secured at a store kept by the super
intendent, who sells commodities at a
minimum charge, A lanre dlnlnff-room
Is also for the use of the guests. Read
ings, lectures anddramntlc entertain
ments are provided at intervals.
The family honie cost $05,000. Widows
with children and widowers -with chil
dren are free to use It. Nurses care for
the children in the absence of parents
who may be at work. The rates are:
For mother and one child, 79 cents a
week; for mother-and two children, 95
cents; for mother and three children, $L
Widowers pay 25 cents more' than wid
ows. Breakfast costs 5 cents, dinner 8
cents and supper 6 cents.
So far the subject of a municipal lodging-house
has not been agitated In St.
Louis. Tho nearest approaches to the
institution are the police stations, where
on any winter night can usually be
found tho poor huddled on the cement
floors. Charitable organizations have
provided a few "Rests," but none Is un
der the direct patronage of the city. Chi
cago's experience may be watched with
The Revprend .Mr. Adams of Bethel,
Conn., who says good girls are a drug on
the matrimonial market, might also have
observed that bad wives are a drug in
the divorce courts.
New York. Apiil 13. Sunday will be the
thirty-sixth anniversary of tho assassina
tion of President Lincoln by John Wilkes
Booth. Recently I met on Broadway the
man whose voice was the last that Lincoln
hcaid on earth, and whos form was the
last ho ever looked on with Intelligent oyes.
You will find him In privato life, a smnll
sized, squarely built man of CO, whoso
rmooth-shaven face in reposo looks gravo
and serious, though when on the stage ho
is one of tho most mirth-producing come
dians. Character Is written In every linea
ment of his countenance. I cannot call him
a homely man; certainly ho will never be
mistaken for a handsome one. But his
homeliness li engaging. If faces can b3
read, his bespeaks frankness nnd good na
ture. His name H Harry Hawk, and ho has been
an actor for over forty years, though he is
now- in partial retirement at hl3 elegant
country homo at Ardmore, one of the hand
some suburban towns on the line of tho
Pennsylvania Railroad. Just outside of Phil
adelphia. Haw k was "call boy" for John E. Owens
at the old'Varictles Theater In New Orleans
before tho war. and In that capacity was a
member of tho first theatrical "combina
tion" that -traveled from city to city. It
was Owens's custom to play In New Or-
Harry Hawk, the Actor, Who Heard Them. Relates
Incidents of the Tragedy Enacted 36 Years Ago To-day. !
leans until warm weather made Indoor en- woman. You darned old sockdolaglng man- "I had hardly time to catch my breath la
tcrtalnments unprofitable In tho Crescent trap: rnjr dressing-room when a. gentleman (whom
City, when ho would tako his company "Those were the last words that ever fell Iafterwards heard was Colonel Strong)
iviortn, usually piaymg m st. .lkjuis, uoum-
ville and Cincinnati beforo disbanding for
the season. Hawk was the comedian of
Laura Keene's traveling company when she
made a tour through the North and West
with "Our American Cousin." He was the
Asa Trenchard of the play at Ford's Thea
ter in Washington on that fatal Good Fri
day night. April 14, 18S5. when Lincoln waq
shot. But a short time ago Hawk told me
the story of the tragedy.
"Wo were told In the course of tho aft
ernoon." said he, "that the President and
General Grant were to bo present at the
performance, and, in consequence, wo wero
nil on our mettlo to do our best. Besides
tho President and his wife, there were sev
eral in the box, among them a Miss Harris
nnd a Major Rathbonc. General Grant was
called away from tho city and did not at
tend. "Tho play had progressed to the second
scone of the third act. Mrs. Montchessing-
ton had Just flounced off. exclaiming, 'It's
plain that you are not accustomed to tho
manners of good society. Good morning.'
I looked after her. and then, mimicking- her
style, retorted, 'Not accustomed to the i
manners of good society! Well. I guess I
know enough to turn you Inside out, old
on Abraham Lincoln's ears. Just as they
were uttered a shot wa3 fired. At first I
thought it was the accidental dlschargo of
a gun in tho property-room, but the next
instant I saw a struggle in the President's
box. Then a man placed his hand on the
railing in front of it, and vaulted out over
the flagstaffs, as if turning- a handspring.
He cleared tho staffs, but one of his spurs
caught in the folds of the flag, and I heard
tho bunting tear. As ho struck the stage
he seemed to go almost to his knees. I
saw that it was John Wilkes Booth, and
that ho held a dagger. As he rose up he
shook it tragically, and uttered the mem
crablo words. 'Sic semper tyrannlsl
"I thought, perhaps, he meant to kill me
and fled to my dressing-room, which was up
a pair of stairs in the wings. The reason
I thought ho was after me was because he
was infatuated with a woman named
Ella Turner, whom a wealthy friend
of mine, named Wilson, had met and be
come enamored of. Flndinsr that she was
making a dupo of him, I told him of her
relationship with Booth, and so incurred her
displeasure. I' feared that she had told
Booth somo story about me and that he
had taken seme cranky notion to aveng
came In. and. grasping mo by the shoulder,
said: 'Where is the man who shot th
Presldentr 'Shot tho President? I ex- '
claimed. 'Why, it's John Booth!" '
"With several others I was arrested &
kept in durance for several days. wherv,-ri
authorities released me on bail to appear
as a witness.
"Miss Keens gained access to the box,
and the dress she wore as Florence Tren
chard was badly soiled by tho blood oC
Major Rathbone. who had been stabbed la
the arm by Booth after he had shot tfia
President She also took Mr. Lincoln's head
on her lap and got a little stain of his
blood on her dress. The dress she after
wards hunt; In the lobby of Wood's Thea
ter, In Cincinnati, as a souvenir ot ths
assassination, but public sentiment did not
approve of the exhibition, and It was not
continued any length of time.
"Booth had made the most elaborate
plans for killing the President and escap
ing' undiscovered. Ha had an accomplice In
the theater, who was to turn out all tho
gas lights the Instant the pistol was fired,
but for some reason, never, explained, this
man did not perform his work. Had h
dona to. It Is probable that Booth, woold
have escaped undiscovered."
From the number of the places where
Morgan, the financier, is reported as at
work, the natural conclusion is that he
must be a close relative of Morgan, the
Kansas City policemen who will wear
shirtwaists this summer are reported to
be worrying about a place to carry their
pistols. Are they going to wear skirts
Now, that a Denver woman has been
repeating at elections, squaws will be
come an Important factor in the "In
dian" service during future campaigns.
From present indications China will
have to declare a ten per cent dividend
and go out of business. Russia seems to
be In the lead for the receivership.
Was Father Ryan the Real
Author of "The Conquered Banner?"
Old Book in a Dallas Library Gives Practically the
Same Poem Under a Different Title and Credits It
to Anna Peyre Dhmies of Louisiana.
Mayor Wells proposes to save the
city $20,000 annually by making street
sprinkling inspectors of police patrol
men. Good start, Mr. Wells.
And now a postal scandal in the Phil
ippines is feared. Mark Ilannn's friend
.and henchman, Rathbone, indicated how
the looting could be done.
Shall It be a played-out Exposition or
a Public Library and park on the old
Exposition grounds? The people have
the right to say which.
WIUTTEN TOR THE SUNDAY REPUBIJC.
Was Father Ryan really the author of
that famous Southern wnr poem, "The Con
quered Banner," which has for so many
years been accredited to him?
If he was. how does It happen that a
poem, different In title, but In all other re
spects substantially similar, was. In a book
issued in 1SS7, by William Gllmore Slmms,
LL. D.. accredited to Anna Peyre Dlnnles
That such a poem was published In such a
book at such a time Is proven by a copy of
the book Itself, now on the shelves of Camp
Sterling Price Library, In Dallas, Tex. The
book bears tho title "War Poetry of the
South": tho name of William Gllmore
Kimms, LL. D.. appears as that of the au
thor; and ths Imprint shows that tho book
was published by "Richardson & Co., HO
Tho volume is dedicated to the Women of
the South, and in the preface, which is
dated September 8, 1S6G, tho editor stated
that hi3 object was to collect lor perma-
Southern poems had he been cognizant of its
Would he have substituted for this fa
mous poem by a well-known poet another
that was Identical In subject and words,
save In those small differences which one
may see in the first draft of almost every
piece of penwork that evontually lives?
Or, did these similar poems afford one of
those marvelous coincidences that verify tho
aphorism that truth Is sometimes stranser
Did an obscure writer copy the verses of
a well-known poet, mutilating them by
small alterations for th worse, so that
when the poem was published over her
name by a man. well 'versed In Southern
literature the difference between It and the
greater one was whero a cruder word was
substituted, a centenco clumsily transposd
or a line arbitrarily lopped o(I7
Or, did a poet of a higher endowment,
thrnnch a fidelity to his art and loyalty to
tho theme, grasp a great subject and its
leading idea that had been Inadequately
lilt I. til j oujti. - wv..w. .. m . " 11. A nv
rent prcservatlonthe best war poems of the presented by another, and so clothe ana on-
South. rich them with his own genius that the
It would seem that by 1857 all poems of "work 'stands alone upon its own lndivldu-
acceptedvalue and of widespread popularity allty. direct from an original source?"
would have found place's within its covers; it is an interesting question In whatever
and one naturally asks: Is It probable that form It Is given.
a man of Gllmoro Slmm's knowledge of and perhaps the reader may solve It to nis
prido in his subject matter would have satisfaction by comparing the two poems:
omitted from his collection the poem of all
"Where are our 24,000 majorities
now?" Filley asks of his fellow-Republicans.
The answer Is easy Lost by the
sins of Zlegenhelnism.
Your best and strongest party leader
in all ages has been the constructive
optimist, not the obstructive and, de
OUR OWN LITERATURE.
Old-time Kansans are said to bo dig
ging cyclone cellars In anticipation of
cyclones. ' And this after Carrio Nation
has done her worst
Republican Leader Filley frankly con
fesses tnat his party is responsible for
the election and police laws of St. Louis.
Truth will prevail.
It is a Democratic duty for American.
Democrats to unite on issues that are
really vital to the preservation of Dem
IT IS THE PEOPLE'S.
It Is for the people to decide whether
an Exposition which has outlived its
usefulness shall prevail to prevent the
gaining of an ideal site" for the central
Public Library building.
If tho grounds formerly constituting
old Missouri Park-shall now be devoted
to the. purpose of a library site, the peo
ple of St Louis will regain a downtown
park at the same time when the M-
Of course the Globe-Democrat won't
fire real charges at election-fraud In
dians. It would mean a slaughter of Re
Pay your assessment, vote for World's
Fair directors and so keep in line on the
right-of-way to a great and prosperous
New St Louis.
Mary E..Wilkins is hesitating between
finishing her book and marrying her
sweetheart Literary women especially
are kittle cattle.
Can it be because every American cit
izen Is a sovereign that Pierpont Mor
gan was received in London like a King?
St Loulsans don't need' a spring tonic,
these days. We've got the World's Fair
to strengthen and invigorate us.
The easier and better way of retaining,
restoring and greatly broadening the cul
ture studies of a college course la to recog
'nlzo tho culture valuo of our own language
and literature. A broader and saner end
more "humane' and thorough and loving
study of tho literature of our own race Is
the obvious way put of the dilemma. And
It Is more than an escape from a dllemma.
It Is a better means of broadening and deep
ening our culture than wo have ever uti
lized or tried. Wo are approaching It grad
ually. Wo hnd one generation or more of
rhetoricians and dllettanl aa teachers or
English tho slip-shod easy old tomfoolery
of general "English literature" courses. We
now have a generation of accurate and nar
Vow Hngllsh philologlans and text-tinkers.
Trescntly wo shall have, let us hope, a gen
eration of broad and mellow scholars who
know their subject technically, of course,
.but who likewise know' it "humanely."
There Is a new culture and.an.adequate one
In this direction. Surely we have been slow
in coming into our Inheritance The World's
-x "IN DE DATTIME.'.'
From Booker Washington's "Up From Slavery."
"I RECALL that one morning, when I told
an old colored man who lived near and who
sometimes helped me. that our school had
grown so large that it would be necessary
for us to use the henhouse for school pur
poses, and that I wanted him. to help me
give It a most thorough cleaning out the
next day, he replied In the moil earnest
manner: 'What you mean, boss? You sholy
ain't gwlne clean out de henhouse In ae
A FLUSH Is on the woodland,
A song is In he hedge:
The meadow wan -Is fnlr again.
For April keeps iier pledge.
A thrill with 'every heartbeat,
A raptureutcuched with sighs;
New luster on the soul of Life,
Tearj In my happy eyes.
Graca Richardson in tho Atlantic.
MRS. CRAIGIE'S EPIGRAMS.
FEW persons can havo read Mrs. Cralgle'a
novels without being Impressed by the epi
grams that meet one on almost every page.
Several hundred of these havo been brought
together by Miss Zoe Proctor in a little
volume entitled "Birthday Book From the
Writings of John Oliver Hobbes," which is
being published by John Lane. Here ar a
It la only a very unselfish man who cares
to be loved; the majority prefer to love It
lays them under fewer obligations.
The secret of managing a man is to let
him have his way In little things. He will
change his plan of life when he won't
change his bootmaker.
Are there many of us, or any of us, now
adays, who feel that there aro certain
things which we must do, not do, or perish
If one thinks about It but one mustn't
It seems a strange thing that mothers, as
a race, are ominously silent about the Joys
The truth Is only convincing when It Is
told by an experienced liar.
Poetry and mo9t of all amateur poetry
stands for pain. Every line of it spells woe.
Either the writer, or those living with the
writer, could tell a tale.
The art ot dying dally is slowly mastered;
but once learned, It becomes an Instinct
an unconscious will deciding all our dif
He Is never afraid of changing his mind.
Many people are called firm merely be
cause they haven't the moral courage to
own their second thoughts.
The merest half-belief In a living God
will sustain many souls through adversi
ties and trials of any picturesque or stirring
order, but only the most exalted faith can
give one the strength to bear In patience
the misery of loneliness, tho constant f:t
of uncongenial surroundings, the heavy bur
den of little woes, which, because they are
little and common, are so humiliating.
Death In grotesque circumstances Is none
the less .death, and the martyr to a fool's
cause is still a martyr. It Is the
.heart that makes the occasion.
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG.
BY ANNA PBTRB DINNIES OF! LOU
ISIANA. Take that bar.ncr down; 'tis wuryi
Rourtl Its ctafi 'tis drooping- drearyt
Furl it. hide It, let It rest;
For there's not a man to wt it
For there's not a soul to lav It
In the blood that heroes save its
Furl it. hid It. let It ratt.
Take that banner dawn; 'Us tatttrtdt
Broken Is Its shaft, and shattered;
And tho valiant hearts are scattered
CKer whom It floated high.
Oh! 'tis hard for us to fold It
Hard to think there's none to hold IV
Hard that those who once unrolled It
Must now furl It with sleh. (
Furl that banner, furl It sadlyt ;
Once six millions hailed it gladly. - I
AnJ threo hundred thousand madly
Swore It chould forovcr wave
Sn-oro that foeman's sword should never
Hearts llko thelra entwined dlssevet
That thalr flair should float foreTsr
O'er their freedom or their gravel
Furl it, for the hands that grasped It
And the hearts that fondly claspsd It,
Cold and dead are lying lowj
And that banner it Is trailing, ' . I .
Whllo around it sounds the walling 1
Of Its people In their woe;
For, though conquered, they adore It, .
Love the cold, dead hands that bore it
Weep for thoe who fell before it
Oh! how wUdly they deplore It,
Now to furl and fold It sol
Furl that banner; true, 'tis gory.
But 'tis wreathed around with glory.
And 'twill live In sons; and story.
Though its folds ara In the dust;
For Its fame, on brightest page
Eunf- by poets, penned by sages
Shall co soundlna- down tn ares
Furl Its folds though now we mutt
Furl that banner softly, slowly;
Furl It gently. It Is holy.
For It droops abote the dsd;
Touch it not, unfurl It never.
Let It droop there, furled forever.
For Its people's hopes are fled.
THE CONQUERED BANNER.
BT ABRAM X RYAN (FATHER RYAN.
Furl that banner, for 'tis weary.
Bound Its staff 'Us drooping? dreiiyj
Furl It, fold It-it Is best;
For thecVs not man to wars &
And there's not a swera to save it.
And thsre'e not one toft to lav It
In the blood whlea heroes gars It
And Its foes sow soon and brave ttt
Fori It, hid It-M It rest!
Take that banner downl tls tattand:
Broken is its staff and shattsr.
And the valiant I hosts are cattsrtd
Over whom It floated high;
Oh'l 'tis hard for us to fold it
Hard to think there's none to kotd l
Hard that those who coco unrolled It
Mow must furl It with sight
Fori that banner fori it sadly:
Oco tea thousand hailed It fladbj.
And ten thousands wildly, madly
Swore It should forever wave
Swore that foenxta'a swords could nsw
Hearts like theirs entwined dissever.
And that flag should wave forever
O'er their freedom er their gravsi
Furl itt for the hands that grass it
And the hearts that fondly elsased it.
Cold and dead are tying lowi
And the banner It Is traUlag,
While around It sounds the waning
Of Its people in their woe:
For, though conquered, they adore It
Love the oold, dead hands that bora It
Weep for those who fU before It,
Fardon those who trailed sad torsi it:
And, ohl wUdly they deplore It
Now to furl and fold It sol
Furl that banner! Iroe, 'tis gory,
Tet 'tis wreathed around with glory.
And 'twill live In song sad story.
Though Its folds are la the dust I
For its fame oa brightest pages
Penned by poets and by sages.'
Shall go sounding down the ages
Furl Its folds though now we must!
FnrI that banner, softly, slowly,
Treat It gently It Is holy.
For It droops above the dead I
Touch It not unfold It never;
Let It droop there, faded forever
For its people's hopes are fled.
THE Anglo-Russian gives an amnahis; go
count of a literary censor named Krass
ovsky. who flourished In the reign of Nich
olas I. Ho not only blacked out what he
considered detrimental to the "Russian In
stitution," but he often favored unfortu-nato-authors
with his reasons for so doing.
Tho poet Ollino was once treated In the
What bliss to live with thee, to call thee mine,
My love! thou pearl of all creation!
To catch upon thy lips a smile divine.
Or saze at thco in rapturous adoration.
Censor Rather strongly put. Woman, Is
not worthy for her smile to be called divine.
Surrounded by a crowd of foes and spies.
When so-called friends would make us part.
Thou didst not listen to their slanderous lies.
ufc inou uiua. uuaerziana, me longings of my
Censor You ought to have stated the ex
act naturo of these longings. It Is no mat
ter to be trifled with. Sir, you are talking
of your soul.
Let envy hurl her poisoned shafts at me,
Let hatred persecute and curse.
Sweet girl, one loving look from thee
Is worth the suffrage of the universe.
Censor Indeed! You forgot that the uni
verse contains Czars, Kings, and other le
gal authorities whose good-will la well
worth cultivating I should think!
Come. let us fly to desert distant parts.
Far from tho madding crowd to rest at last.
True happiness to find when our (two) hearts
Together beat forgetful of the past.
Censor The thoughts here expressed are
dargerou3 in the extreme, and ought not to
ne disseminated, for they evidently mean
THE TYPICAL "BAD MAN."
that the poet declines to conisana hi ,.
What sum is too large to settle on a wife I lco to the Czar, so nsr ta iW nhi tn niA
A SCOTCHMAN in tho Far West, prev.
ously disappointed In not finding the typt
cal "bad man," whom he supposed to be!
the common product of the country, sayg
W. D. Lyman in tho Atlantic, suddenly en
countered his man on a steamboat. There"
he was. sure enoughferocious mustaches;
cowboy hat fringed "shapps," buckskin
coat, "gun" in belt, vitriolic hrpnfh ,
all strictly according to Bret Harte.' Out
Scotchman gazed upon this "Western type"
soma time, nnd at last ventured to Inter
rogate him. The "bad man," as soon as ho
heard the Caledonian tones. leaned over
confidentially and exclaimed. "Hoot. mon.
I'm Jast oot from Inverness!" It was an
other Scotchman on a Western steamboat
who, seeing a man at the table distin
guishing himself by his horrible voracity
and greed, was remarking to his American
neighbor, "There! Just look at that speci
men of the West. Wo never seo a thlriLx
like that la Scotland." when the "spec!
men" suddenly shouted, "HI. waiter, hae ye.
ony malr fash?' The writer was onco tohl N
by a delightful man of Hartford about go
ing into a hotel In a California town, when
a gigantic "Western ruffian" stumped up to
C y0"'"' ucovcnng his name,
thundered out. "Where la that man front
?ha"t hMOUT ?,end' 5eeu3
L f.J 'ii1. Iea8t have to trearthw
nr i d.Pf.b?i),Ijr get a 3hot "rough hia
thtasLHral.d,y acknowledged his JdenS,
v:7he,n the K,at bore down on him wit
n?.v r?a ened hand, exclaiming - '?.
Shake, pard, I'm from CotmecUcsBllsiBi!! I
seur- w-' 5
who can adore without asking' questions? ' all his time with his beloved,
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