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8 THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. MARCH 25, 1902. p THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP & CO. Charles W. Knapp, President and Gen. Mgr. George L. Allen, Vice President. TV. B. Carr, Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. DAILY AND SUNDAY SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. One year JG.OO BIx months .- ... 8.00 Three months 1.80 Any three days except Sunday one year. 3.00 Sunday, with Magazine.. .... ....... . 00 Special Mall Edition, Sunday 15 Sunday Magazine 1.23 BY CARRIER, ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only 6 cents Per week, dally and Sunday 11 cents TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE. Published Monday and Thursday one year $1.00 Remit by hank draft, express money order or registered letter. Address: THE- REPUBLIC, St. Louis. Me. LTReJected communications cannot he returned under any circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at St. Louis, Ma, as second elass matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. PER COPT. Clght. ten and twelve pages lcent Sixteen, eighteen and twenty pages 2 cents for one or S cents for two papers Twenty-two or twenty-eight pages Scents Thirty pages Scents TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Bell. Klnloch, Coontlng-Room Main 301S A 678 Editorial Reception-Room Park 156 A 674 by Second Assistant Postmaster General Shallcn berger, Is helpless In tbe matter, though recognizing the necessity for such a train, makes absolute the de pendence upon Senator Cockrell for tbe success of the movement In behalf of an Improved mall service on the Frisco line. St. Louis merchants -will rejoice to learn that the Senator has gone to work at the task with character istic determination. There will be a confident hope, also, that the desired service will be obtained. Senator Cockrell's Influence In the Senate and House is potent, as was admirably demonstrated in his work for the World's Fair bill. He can do more than any other one man In the Na tional Congress to secure favorable action on a bill for the necessity of which he vouches. St. Louis merchants and the customers of St. Louis houses in the territory seeking to be brought into closer mail communication with this city hope for the best from Senator Cockrell's championship of their cause. TUESDAY. MAKCH 25, 1002. iVoL 94... ...No. 26S 49,000 Homes The regnlardaily delivery to yearly subscrib ers by the St. Louis carrier force of The Republic now exceeds 49,000 copies. This is circulation that goes to the homes and stays there. It equals the combined St. Louis carrier delivery of any three of the other St. Louis newspapers, and is nearly four times as large as that of any other saeming newspaper. The total number of copies printed by Thb Republic is regularly and for every issue Over 106,000 WORLD'S 1 903 FAIR. ! DOING JUST WHAT SPAIN DID. There 1b an Insolent brutality In the comments of bigoted protection organs on the Cuban situation which cannot fall to provoke a spirit of resentment in the mfnds of persons who Incline to fair play and the fulfillment of American pledges to a weaker people utterly dependent upon our national sense of honor for their; future welfare. Ab long as Cuba has the option of annexation," says tbe Globe-Democrat, "the statement that the island Is exposed to ruin is nonsensical. The separate government in which it is about to embark is of its own choosing." And again: "The President-elect of the Cuban Republic says that this reduction will be totally inadequate, but the Cubans know how they can get relief. Let them ask for annexation, and then they will get a 100 per cent reduction In duties. Cuba's way out of its troubles is plain." In other words, this cold-blooded statement Is to the effect that we have the Cubans where we want them and that they must consent to annexation or starve. We announced In our declaration of war against Spain" that we were fighting to give Cuba her freedom. The Cubans had then well-nigh won their Inde pendence from Spain, and tbey have never relin quished their desire for national independence. Now, according to the Globe-Democrat, we Intend simply to take Spain's place, and the Cubans are in as woe ful 'a" plight as ever. We have 6hut them out from trade. with the rest of the world. We have forbid den them to make Independent treaties with any other nation.1 And we are determined, evidently, to denj thenj;ithat freedom to which we pledged our honor in 1898. They can become a free and Independent people only at the cost of commercial and agricultural dis aster. They must consent to annexation or we will starve them Into submission. Bat? even should the Cubans ask for annexation, would they, thereby have any surety of that "100 per cent redaction In duties" of which the Globe-Democrat speaks so glibly, unless they were firm enough to. insist upon Its being stipulated In the bond entered Into between them and .as? Have the annexed Philip plnes.recelved this "100 per cent reduction in duties"?.. Did the annexed Porto Rlcans, who welcomed our soldiers with open arms and thanked God in their churches that they had come under American rule, re ceive this "100 per cent reduction in duties"? Not a bit of It. The tariff trusts have had their way with PortoRIco and the Philippines. They will have their way, with Cuba. And the bunko-steerer Globe-Democrat-knows this to be the truth even as It gives its insolent advice to the victim whom It proposes to bunko. THE TEOPLE VERSUS THE BOODLERS. Local interest In the progress and development of the boodlo Investigation and trials now under way In St. Louis should be maintained at the point of in tensity which will offer effective and unceasing en couragement to Prosecuting Attorney Folk and the Grand Jury acting with him. The movement to suppress municipal corruption In St. Louis is of vital import to the public welfare. The unhappy truth of the existence of this corruption is known to all. For years a system of bribery has pre vailed to Influence legislation by the Municipal As sembly. Successive gangs of boodlcre, constituting a dynasty of dishonest "combines" for loot in the Coun cil and House of Delegates, have occupied Municipal Assembly scats. The city has been robbed of millions of dollars through the sale of valuable franchises for the exclusive profit of tho boodle gang and promoters. Bribe-giving and bribe-taking havo flourished to a shameful extent. In Circuit Attorney Folk the city has a fearless and able officer of the law who Is resolute to perform his duty In the breaking up of the boodle gang. The De cember Grand Jury was a brave and intelligent body, working in hearty co-operation with Mr. Folk to this end. The February Grand Jury Is a worthy successor. The investigation Is hot on the trail of the boodlers. It is 60 hot that panic prevails In the boodle camp. Certain men wanted In connection with the boodle cases have found It necessary to get away from St. Louis and to stay away. The truth Is Impressing Itself on the minds of the boodlers that Mr. Folk and the Grand Jury and the courts mean business. The Circuit Attorney and the Grand Jurors should be stimulated to their utmost endeavor by continual manifestations of public Interest The people must prove bow keen Is local solicitude for the punishment of the boodlers and the purification of the municipal atmosphere. Moral and financial support should be ex tended freely to Mr. Folk without solicitation. The fight which he is making against the boodlers is a fight for the people of St Louis. The latter must show their appreciation of such service If the best and most convincing results are to be obtained. -- HELPLESS IN A CAMPAIGN. Mr. James L. MInnis gave good party advice when he said that there Is no hope for Republican success in Missouri while Colonel Kerens continues to Insist upon being the dictator of the party. As a Republican acquainted with conditions in both the country and the city, Mr. MInnis will be accepted as competent au thority. The people of Missouri are opposed to the political standards exalted by the Republican National Commit teeman. The fact that inside his own party he ap peals to none but the "practical" politicians Is suf ficient reason why Democrats should distrust Rcpub-. lican professions In this State. Colonel Kerens Is not capable of waging a political battle except by whis pered appeals and secret conferences. His course In Missouri public affairs forbids voters from connecting principles with bis personality. Unfortunately for the Republicans there seems to be no prospect of eliminating Colonel Kerens. He refuses to withdraw from the contest for the Senator- ship. His faction is supported by influences which are anxious to push the National Committeeman to any place he may desire. Apparently Mr. MInnis realizes the Impossibility of getting rid of him. Naturally, the outlook is discoura ging. A party unable to correct abuses within its own organization cannot hope to win. Colonel Kerens and the railroad lobby are too strong for such men as Mr. MInnis to eradicate, no matter how anxious they may be for good government -O- - i h, 'A WELCOME VISITOR. J President Roosevelt's final determination to visit jUe Charleston Exposition was to have been expected. Ii Tlew of the Incidents following the TIllman-Mc-liunin episode a refusal to enter South Carolina would i ubvo suuwu uuie wuuamnauuu lur me ieeiiUKS oi uiir I people of that State. p-. J South Carolinians have as much respect and ad- nuratlon for the President as have tho people of any other commonwealth. The exalted position which he occupies Is as. much respected by them as by other citizens of the United States. The welcome which ho will receive will be the true expression of the people regarding the 111 taste of some men who happen to occupy prominent positions in official life. April, 9 has been chosen as the day on which the President will go to Charleston. His day at the Ex position will make a record in attendance and en- f rfmetnfrm Tlrth trty fi& kaVa t9 Mia f nit's tfnjwwM-a i.1 r Ml,nmiTll.i WM AW M.W !,.. W M.W M O DUCA) UUU -5 for a refutation of the calumnies which have been ' axtoid against the State no Incident should be per-.- mltted to mar the pleasure of that day. - f ' SENATOR COCKRELL'S EFFORTS. 1 Senator Cockrell win render an exceptionally valn- l able erviee to St Louis and to an Important section ? rf St Louis's trade territory If he succeeds In secur- i "fiarrriA lnftncmraHnn of nn onrlv feet vmafl tifM t IkajIMaiM lift, mm Aaamju... JulwiJI s. ... ... . t4 trnrn a-au9.v uuc u CUUCOU; UCSUtU UJf UH5 interests X The fact that tbe Postal Denartment a. exnlaln-d fSm. JC - - - BUTLERISM IN THE TWELFTH DISTRICT. When a Republican organ gives utterance to an Important truth in practical politics Democrats should hasten to add moral support The Republic thus takes the first opportunity to Join the Star in a timely statement of fact at the 6ame time regretting that the cause assigned to the fact is grossly erroneous. The Star said yesterday: Butler has been away from St. Louis bo loaf that he has lost tha ran of affair. He will have soma troubla in securing either tha nomination or the election Just now. Whatever claim ha had to both last time was founded entirely upon the Kesblt cane arid the Indiana. Just at present both are In a bad war. Mr. James Butler will encounter great difficulty in securing a renominatlon. If he should succeed, his election would be Impossible, even If he were favored, as in his former campaign, with a weak opponent and Republican indifference. The Star's reference to the election law Is mere perfunctory politics. Neither the Star nor any other Republican organ has ever discussed the election law since the amendments of 1901 were passed. Between the present law and that prepared by a nonpartisan organization and passed by the Republican House of 1S95 there are but two differences. One Is that there is a central office In addition to stated days for pre cinct registration. The other Is the mode of appoint ing Election Commissioners. The rest of the law is the same the greater part of it verbatim. On the two points of difference there may be room for argu ment, but there is no room for charges of intentional wrong. The Star should be fair In this matter, as it often Is, we are glad to say, In discussing politics. Returning to Mr. James Butler and the Star's prediction on his prospect of returning to Washington, The Republic, from the Democratic standpoint, can corroborate tho Star's foretelling. Mr. Butler's nomi nation would be lmprobablo if he controlled more of the machinery than he does control. If nominated his election would be absolutely beyond possibility. Many things have happened since the campaign of 1900. He never was regarded as a suitable represen tative of the people of the Twelfth District He was elected In 1900, with everything in his favor as far as conditions could nt any time permit solely because his opponent had not the support of the Republican machine or the confidence of Republican voters. But in 1902 there are factors which were In 1900 alive, per haps, and grumbling, hut not aroused and armed. The Zlegenheln machine had command of local politics, and Butler had command of the Zlegenheln machine. Th AfnnfMnal Aacomfelv vd a4 k.jif f.. u.u.UIU.j nuj, m, um vm UWUIUS UUU I the majority of voters, while ready .to rebel, had fallen Into an apathetic belief that boodling was a chronic and lrradlcable disease of municipal politics. There has come a radical change. The better senti ment Is triumphant It reigns in the administrative department and exercises a distinct moral Influence over tho Municipal Assembly. At the election which sent Mr. Butler to Washington a reform Circuit At torney wns put into office by the people. Boodlers have been Indicted. Boodle charges arc being vigor ously prosecuted. Bad politics has become the leading Issue, with the people victorious and aggressive. Against any can didate in sympathy with bad municipal politics the vast majority of Democrats In the Twelfth District would vote, though he wero necessary to make a Democratic majority of one In the national House of Representatives. Anything which would give countenance and aid to bad municipal politics would be voted down over whelmingly in the Twelfth District, and If the Demo cratic party could take no better care of itself than to put forward a representative of bad municipal ele ments, then the Democratic party would suffer defeat That Is as certain as the movements of the planets. Mr. Butler choosys not to stand on his personal merits, lie says that "the Butlers" will not retire from politics; that "the Butlers" will carry the Twelfth District Men have respect for family loyalty and will give James Butler credit of a certain kind for sticking at the side of his father. But In appeal ing to the suffrages of the Twelfth District he would. If he had any remote chance on personal grounds, have flung It away when he said that "the Butlers" will elect n Congressman. Just at this time it Is certain that George Washing ton, if he were on earth, could not carry the Twelfth District after announcing that he was running In vin dication of "the Butlers." This year it Is the princi pal business of the voters to see that "the Butlers" and what they represent in politics are not vindicated nt any point Reform elements may concede that "the Butlers" can defeat any Democratic candidate In the Twelfth District, as they have before defeated Democratic candidates for various offices. But "the Butlers" can not elect one of their number. The Congressman from that district will be a trusted Democrat or a Re publican. --. DELAY WOULD BE INJURIOUS. Quick action Is expected of the House of Delegates on the World's Fair bond ordinance. There is no rea son for an hour's delay in the routine of passage. No new question Is presented. Tho ground has been canvassed before. The bill Is a vital part of the World's Fair progress toward construction. St. Louis Is expecting co-operation In the legisla tures of others States. Representatives of the Exposi tion are urging the question of adequate exhibits upon foreign Governments and commercial Interests. There would be serous disturbance of these efforts If the Municipal Assembly suffered indifference to procrasti nate the authorization of the bond Issue to which St. Louts has pledged Itself before the world. Money Is needed for the active preparation of grounds and buildings. If all assessments on stock subscriptions were paid promptly the amount would be Inadequate for demands now arising. The favor able season for work on the grounds and buildings Is here. It should be utilized to the utmost; not only that tho home of the Exposition may be ready when the time comes, but because the evidence of energy In pressing practical construction hero will be the most effective stimulant to liberality In other States and other countries. Pass the bond bill at the earliest moment. The bill is now complete In details and fully protects aU the Interests of the city and of the Exposition. Delay would be simply an argument abroad for putting off arrange ments to Join in making the Fair a success. -o All good and consistent Americans will hope that negotiations for peace are now under way between the Boer leaders and General Lord Kitchener In Pre toria and that the negotiations may be successful along lines that will preserve the liberties of the pa triot Boers. It seems incredible that a faithful Ameri can could wish for anything less in the case of a peo ple with aspirations so akin to those of the Americans of 177a NEW OFFERINGS AT THE THEATERS LAST NIGHT. E' yMBJBSSSSSSSSSsfl sHHHHHHHHIB l?t 72BSSSSSSSSSsH Stmm'mmmmmmmmmmmmmt ..22.214.171.124.1.1K& ;?iL.r ' W: HsssssPstr t - t ssssssssssssV 4ttisW?BSSsB tatBBSSBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSwP" 4(M tttttttttW' 'i .LIsssssssKfei&r t - ' y ADELAIDE NORWOOD. An exceptionally satisfying production of "Lucia" was Riven by the Castlo Square Company at the Century Theater last night btforo an audience which tottlilcd to Its kten appreciation of tho excellent work of singers anil orchestra alike. There wero many recalls, one distinct ovation for Nor wood, nnd nn intelligent appraisement of Conductor Emanuel's players, which was as unupual as It was gratifying. With Adelaide Norwood at her best In tho tltlo role, supported bv Delarrjotta as Edgar, not only In fine dramatic f-ettle. but with his tantalizing voice In pecejlarly Rood form, nnd the rest of the small "I. vela" cast excel lently adequate In quail'.) and spirit, you may Imagine that DonIzttl's tuneful, even though lugubrious, old opera was well pre sented. Mr. Wlnfred Goff, th Sir Henry Ashton, sanff most acceptably nnd acted with much By all means this Government should exert its In fluence to maintain peace in Europe. .But let us be careful at the same time to remember the danger of entangling alliances and to refrain from so active a part in Old World affairs as to be accused of having committed ourselves to advancing special European interests with which we can havo no Just concern. The Republic made a new record In advertising last Sunday. A week before It printed more advertis ing than on any previous Sunday in its history, but March 23 was more than a full page ahead of March 1C. The advertising boom of The Republic promises to keep pace with its circulation boom, which makes a new and better record every week. . RECENT COMMENT. 111. I. - WPMM W k35 'k?23"v" HbtsQsssHssHsssHLIsB I WIssHssssssYjIbssssI 1 psSpsIIIBkjLvS &1HbsiissssssssI I fsH&LIIIIIIHBlBBkkijBksv''v-lBBvBlllH I much about being- a Kins' anyway, after that. It was exquisitely snobbish. Not so Bousa. lie gave us no varicolored tactics. And to Judge from his large patronage in St. Louis he did not lose anything. Ills afternoon programme Included such pieces as "Lbs Preludes." by Liszt; car nival times from Massenet's "Scenes In Naples"; "Maiden's Three." one of Sousa's new compositions, and Liszt's "Second Pol onaise." In the evenlns he began with "Dl Ballo." by Suljlvan. Then tho ever welcome Arthur Pryor gave his own trom bone solo, "tove's Enchantment." Ho did It wonderfully well. Miss Maude IUese-Davles made an equally favorable Impression by her singing of "Ah Fors e Lui' by Verdi. She received a, huge bunch of roses and ngain favoied the. audience. There was such long up plauso after the rendition of the n:w "Much Ado About Nothing." a. German se lection, thnt the band played the ragtime "Honcykuckle and the Kee." It pleased Im mensely. Dorothy Hall Introduced "ZU:e unerwelsen" on tho violin. A delightful medley of plantation songs and dances con cluded the concert. The eminent musician lavished his usual adroitness on every piece. You welcomed the electrical melodies I19 brought out. But ho in not such n. dllllcult proposition. It can readily be perefhed that he Is the world's greatest bandmaster. There are those who afllrm that he Is not aj great a leader as was tho late 1'atr.ck Gllmore. This is a mooted qutttlon, hew-ei-er. The Columbia's new bill la sprink ed plentifully with good novelties In tho vaude ville line. Helene Mora, the woman bary tone, sings new songs In her tuneful wiy. IJal Stephens gives an up-to-date minute e-.tU-s of Imitations of famous actor?; tho MIkscs Dclmore present an entertaining fl'.olch called "The l'ridegroom's ICevcrlti"; Al. and Mamlo Anderson axe on hand with new coon songs und fast dances: lturton und Brooks have a funny conversutloiil tketcb, and the biograph pictures arc good. Assistant Treasurer Dick Ritchie aad Doorkeeper Joe A. Strecper of the Olympic will have their benellt Saturday nlghU Friends will then liave on opportunity to appreciate the courteous manner in nhUh Messrs. Kltchlo and Streeper treat Olympic patrons. "Der Melneld-Bauer," a folk-drama of the older school, held the boards 0:1 Sunday night at the Germania Theater, and w.is given a careful und accurate presentation by the Helntman-Welb Slock Company. The play was of especial interest to Ba varians, as tha sceno Is laid In the Ba varian Alps, and tho drama, almost a mel odrama at times, partakes of tha nature of mountains and mountaineers. Tho cos tumes formed an admirable feature of tho play, all of them being direct Importations from Bavaria. The peasant suit worn iy VHIy Walter wa3 productive of much ad miration, being hanusomely embroidered by hand, the belt, a wide affair, done In many different fancy stitches. In accordanco wi.a tho custom which decrees that every youag man possessed of a sweetheart shall wear a belt of her making. WINFKED GOFF. spirit. Mr. J. P. Cooms's BIde-the-Bent was noticeable for a voice, which, though not so imposing as somo that havo been heard In the part, was nevertheless correct and of most melodious tonal merit. Mr. Georgo Tenncry was the Sir Arthur Buck law and. with a light tenor, met the audi ence's expectation In this necessarily minor role, and the Alice of Miss Maud Ramey nnd tho Norman of Arthur Lellman wero satisfactory, even though the latter has an accent which Is anything but Scottish. The great sextet In tho second act was so effectively sung ns Apparently to nrouss the house to the most Intense enthusiasm. Prevention of Suicide. American Medicine. With tho present Increase of suicides ther comes the important question of the duty of the physician as to prevention. Every person committing- suicide, or attempt ing to do so. Is a sick person mentally, morally or physi cally, usually In all three ways. With him. therefore, ths physician has to do. In young patients particularly, un less there are distinct signs of melancholia. It is not the custom to think of the possibility of suicide. Undoubted ly many of the youthful planners of sulclda If once frus trated In their Intention would become converted to the Idea of living on. The reasons for which suicide Is often committed ore so trivial that It would not require much persuasion to show tho Irrationality of th procedure. Often there seem to be no warnings of 1o sad event to come, yet very seldom will It be found that eome at least of the signs of hebephrenic melancholia have not been present for some time before the suicide. Young people arc liable to rapid and paradoxic changes of disposition, changes that cause the obtrusion of "depressed Ideas in the midst of even boisterous gayety," or of unsecmlng- jocu larity In the midst of depression. There may be added the paradoxlo facial expression, solemn in mirth. Joyous at moments of otherwise apparent melancholy. These symptoms may be enough to arouse surplclon and causa Insistence on precautions that will save life. If a' suicidal history exists In the family thtre Is need of the greatest watchfulness. Familiarity with the Idea of suicide thus closely brought home to them readily engenders a con tempt for death. I, M SBB , v , PBBBBKRBr Object of the Kaiser. Edwin Wlldmaa In LeslU's. William the Second Is ambitious ambitious beyond the confines of the German Empire. With bis hand on the pulse of American enthusiasm over the presence of his sailor brother, be misinterprets the shouts of the spectacle-loving American public If he thinks that we can for get the affronts he offered Admiral Dewey at Manila. Hardly Is the Ink dry on the effusive editorials of the American press, promptly cabled to Berlin, before the same type is found printing- the warning- notes of onr Minister In Pekln, who is Quickly made to realize the significance of Prince Henry's welcome. "Germany 19 pushing- her claim for exclusive concessions In Shantung," cables Minister Conger to Washington. The Kaiser strike while the iron Is hot. MIRA DEIiAMOTTA. tho applause which made an encore Im perative being of a fine volume and spon taneity. The ovation to Norwood came at the close of the mad scene. In which sho was truly admirable for artistry and tone. A big stand of flowers went over the footlights at this moment, and Norwood had no reason to doubt tho sincerity of her triumph. It was here, also, that the high deserts of the or chestra became most apparent. But. to be fair, tho fact of orchestral merit was in ovidenco throughout the entire evening. Conductor Emanuel's conception of the Lucia score la at onco true to tradition, and calculated to bring out the best effect of the composition. From the scenic viewpoint tho opera was well mounted. The work of the chcrus was again satisfying and excel lently balanced In voice. Nat Goodwin (his admirers continue to call him Nat. notwithstanding his attempt to be known as "N. C") appeared at the Olympic in n revival of "When We Wera Twenty-One." The beautiful Maxlno Elliott (Mrs. Goodwin) was seen as co-star. She is a trltle stouter, but eicry bit as lovely ns when last s?en here. The Initial offering Is an old story. That does not seem to count, though. Tho large auditorium was well filled. Mr. Goodwin played Klchard Carewe; Miss Elliott. Phyllis. Erlckson. Thoso admirable parts wero set into ef fervescence In the clever way original with the well-known entertainers. The scene In which "Waddle's" birthday ' is celebrated was given In a subdued manner. There was liquor and light "cuss words" enough, but they were not overly much Introduced. The rltuatlon would go ns well with more prun lng.along this line, however. Tho company was mainly composed of newcomers. All of the central male characters were well presented by Messrs. Nell O'Brien, ns Sir Horace Plumely ("Waddles"); J. It. Crau ford, as Colonel Graham, the soldier man; F. H. Tyler, as Terrence McGrath. the doc tor; Suzanne Perry Impersonated Kara Glynesk ("Firefly" ) In a capital manner. On Friday and Saturday nights and at the Wednesday matinee "'An American Citizen"" will be revived. Souvenirs of the days when Sousa Intro duced his famous two-steps at the Exposi tion came to those who visited the Odeon to hear him last night. His recent suc cesses in Europe have not changed his ad mirable methods. Probably this wasn't to be expected. But after William Gillette's Idea of how to profit by the patronage of royalty we can never tell. When Gillette re turned to America upon tho conclusion of hla triumphant (certainly triumphant) pro duction of "Secret Service" In London, the highways and byways of those cities he appeared In were amazed by huge green, red and yellow lithographs, showing- the Prince and Princess of Wales sitting In spellbound poses at his performance. From the expression pictured on the Prince's face you would have concluded that he had realized an elusive ideal never to he seen again. That he wouldn't ATTRACTIVE GOWNS IN THE OLYMPIC AUDIENCE Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ames were prominent In the Olympic audience last night, occupy ing front circle seats. Mrs. Ames wore a very attractive pale-bluo metsor crepo gown, with many fine tucks and inserts of . white luce. The bodice was collarless. wlh a white mellne stock and large cbou In the back. Over this Mrs. Ames wore a black morle cloak, faced deeply with while satin shaded in narrow black velvet. bo t ham. of Toronto, her finace; Miss MaLd Nledrlnghaus and her escort were close to the front. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Ferguson were In thv central parauet. Mrs: Ferguson woiu cram etamlne. Sam Davis brought several friends, occu pying a stage box. With Mr. and Mrj. Walker and their party they were at tte Country Club In the afternoon, entertaining Maxinc Elliott at luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Nlcholls were In tbe circle, Mrs. Nlcholls wearing ecru vol'-, trimmed in applications of lettuce-green panne, covered with black French knots. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCormlck were la the second row, directly behind Mlsa Mosello Price and Alfred Kelly. Miss Price wore white, with a long white coquo boa ani American beauties at the corsage. Mr. and Mrs. Duthlel Cabanne were la the front row with Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson In their rear. Mrs. Thompson wore White lace. Will Chauvenet brought Miss Edai Flschel, who was In gray, with lace. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thompson were la their usual third-row seats. Mrs. Thompson wore dove-gray poplin and black velvet--, with a blue maline collar. Allen West brought Miss Marie Scaclac. who was In black. Mr. and Mrs. James Drummond were la the left parquet. Mrs. Drummond w;ore black and white, with lace. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Walker. George Tiff any and Stewart Stlckney came In late and took a stage box. Miss WIckham and Miss Catlln,. with their escorts, sat in front of Mrs. Russell Hard ing, who wore a handsome gown of whit') lace, oddly strapped with blue satin, and who brought several guests. Miss Florence West came with Joe Wear, sitting next the Drummonds. Benjamin O'Fnllon. John Fisher. Will Xi Beaume were among the gentlemen In th parquet. Miss Jane Brunn, In turquoise blue, with violets, sat In the left parquet across froci Miss Lillian Rearden. who was in white, appllqued in black butterflies. Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Lambert brought their guest. Miss Shields of Richmond. Va. Mrs. Lambert was In black, with an enor mous chou of the popular white mellne at the napo of her neck. Miss Shields wors butter-colored satin, trimmed in black. Harry Sprague was one of a party of young people in the central parquet. Doctor Saxl sat In the right circle with friends. Mrsu Henry Boeckeler and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Clark came in after the first act. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Gerhart, Doctor Newcomb. Prenatt Green and Henry C -Lewis were In the rear of tha house. LONDON TIMES THUNDERS ON THE WORLD'S FAIR. Yesterday letters received et ExpogrUoti headquarters contained copies of an edito rial from the London Times which la re garded as a powerful Influence toward fa vorable action In Great Britain. The Times says: Tha International Exposition to be hdd hi St. Lo-JU. Mo., next year will, as Is common with Americans, recognlzo & Beatlment. Havtnjr la :iT6 cor.irr.orr.oratetl Inaesendescn. and In list tbe dlsery of America, they now choc th en tenary rj the -urcha?e of Louisiana, as the oc casion for their third World's Fair. As tola ". terfcapa the. larirczt peaceful transfer of prolucilva lands known to history, it oommaoda llielr from a cractlcal as nell as from a atntl- mtntal t--mt or view, its rolltlcat eftjeta are tarcclv leis In evidence than thona of a ma terial character. But tha latter challcncea at tention by the fact that tho twelve States and two Territories carved out of tho purchasa now hate a boiKilatlon of mors than 13,WO.. and that ther have becorna a granary for the world, and uJju supply much of Its minerals, so that Its property and annual products exceed tho of many or tho oIJ Kingdoms which h&va played a cieat part In the world. The pries paid for this tract, lust exceeding a million squu miles. cs equivalent to 3,w0.0i. l'npaiatlons nac lu made upon a rcale hltherta unknown. CongreC! has recognized It aa a matter of Interest to tha whole country and not merely to that portion Included la tha orig inal transfer. The Federal Uo eminent has con tribute!! ;.:.'. or one-third of the capital deeme! necedary. St. Lout, as the largest city, vi as chren as the place, and the duty of pro Mdlrjr tha remainder of the fund haa been ac cepted by her people. A second tS.OOO.000 has Len raised by an lsduo of municipal bonds, while tho third .it.u was euLcrited to a company upon which U laid tho responsibility, under rigid lav, and regulations, of ortranizinK and carrying on the ".ouLsiana Purchase Kxptslilon. This bedr lr.ciuit-s r.tnty-three vt the lcadlnc professional and budlneds men. At their head, as president. is tx-Govemor David It- rrands. who was Sec retary of the Interior in the Cublnet of 1'reu'dent Cletilacd. The chosen site appropriates about one-half of the .;&) acres which make Kcreht Park, wltti enough adjoining land to cover about . acres. Kortinately It was po1bls to make arrange msnls. bv which, the grounds of WaahlnElux UnUtrsltr. with its 110 acres and new bulld Iexs. to the aiuo of more than a million doi lies. eru actiulred temporarily for the use of the Fair. These grounds are within the bound aries cf the city, clcsely related with one of thu most comprehensive sy'm of Internal traction known even in America. Soma railway already run through these, and all others will be connected. Tt.o lair will thus be within easy reach at small cost, whether la money or exertion. The plan and scope adopted contemplate "tha preeentatlm of manufacturing Industries Is ac tual conduct, as well as of the machinery out of action; the exhibition of processes. &a well aa of completed products.' Aa many novel faaturea as possible will be shown, but nothing will be tacri&od to them. As It has larger capital re .ouries than any previous exhibition, its man agers have procured the beit and most exper ienced men utailable. and are themselves work ing with much spirit. In addition to the amount already mentioned it la estimated that tha var ious States will appropriate sums ranging from tar.OGJ to tl.gu3.tv each, so that these sums will aggregate abiait two-thlrda of the capital sum. Foreign Governments, which spent about Jti.vW.G'-) at Chicago, are expected to do as wall at St. Louis. It Is estimated that tha publlo tnvney drawn from all sources, together with that raised by the S. Louis subscribers-, will reach about Ci.Oi9,03Q. Work Is going forward aa rapidly aa possible In the formative period of an undertaking of such magnitude. Buildings and sewerage ayatama are under contract, lakes and other landscape features ore in course of construction, and branch railways are surveyed. Invitations hare been extended to all foreign countries, and many of them about twelve or fifteen. Including Franca and Japan have bees accepted. Diplo matists ore la negotiation with Govtmraania, representatives are busy over new schemes, and exhibit agents ore devising plana in every part of the world. Among novel foaturea a balloon, tournament has been provided for. upon which It Is proposed to spend tSQu.ooo Is cxpesate M prizes. Congresses, drawing their delegates from all over the world, are being arranged, and patrlotio religious and social bodies are preparing to hold conventions or to make exhibits. ZTaaraT and bustle, with a desire to rival or excel all previous efforts in tha line, are amjwbeia evident. As a part of the work, and from a desire to Interest visitors and exhibitors from tha United Kingdom, offices have bees opened at Saztctuarr house. Tothlil street. Westminster, a. W. The representative la Mr. George P. Parker, formtr ly United States Consul at Blrrnlnghaos. PROMINENT MINER MISSING. Indications Lead to the Belief That He Was Murdered. ItCTUBLIC EPECIAI Joplln. Mo.. March. 24. The mysterlcma disappearance of Will Hudson from thej Golden Rod mine, three miles northwest o Jcplln. leads to the belief that lie has been murdered. He was last seen at 6:30 last night at that mine, where he works as ground boss. This morning hla shirt and empty pocketbook were found In the engine-room at the mine. The shirt had three cuts In tte bosom, as if ,lt were rent by a knife and wa3 saturated with blood. There are several old abandoned shafts In the neighborhood, and an excited search ing' party composed of miners are now pumping water from one of these, which, appears to have had something thrown In to It. as the cribbing has recently oeenj torn from the sides of the shaft. Hudson Is a married man. His family re side In Joplln, and his wife Is prostrated; over the ghastly finding of hla shirt and the uncertainty of his fate. GUSHER RECORD AT BEAUMONT. Oil Steamer Burned Heavy Ship ments by Rail. nEFlTELIC SPECIAL. Beaumont. Tex.. March :. The Major Barrett, tho oil steamer reported burned off Bodoh? Island, sailed from Port Arthur March 13 with ".& barrels of oil for Phila delphia. Sixteen people were aboard. March Is already a record-breaker for bringing In of gushere, twenty-eight having been added to the Hsu Thero are 3)2 spout era In tha field. OH shipments for twenty-three days of March show an Increase of 20 per eent over February shipments for a like period. Ship ments for the cntlro month will aggregate 5,0 cars. Tho German-American OH Company shipped four cars of oil to Chicago to be used In the manufacture of gas. Texaa Scottish IMte Masona. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Galveston. Tex., March 2t The spring convocation of the Scottish Rite Masons of Texas Is now being held In this city. At an early hour this mornlnp tho local members of this order, whose duty It was to look after the reception of the visiting Masons and candidates; gathered at tha new cathedral, and it was not long until the residents from other sections of the State began to make their appearance. The class this year Is very large, numbering about 100, and all the degrees of the rite will be conferred In full form and ceremony for the first time In Txxas. If not for the first time in the history of the rite. The convocation will be In session four days. GOWE DOWEJ. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Farber. Mo., March 21 Mr. Ixm Gowen and Miss Tansy Bowen were married at Farber last evening; OPTIONS ON EGGS TO BE SOLD. New York Market Not Over stocked, Despite Large Becdpts. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Xew York. March 24. "The member of the Mercantile Exchange on Saturday voted to re-establish the call on eggs for future :d Uvery. limiting the option to one year. Contrary to general opinion, tha egr mar ket Is not overstocked, and the offering now are practically all fresh eggs. When the weather moderated the farmers, In ex pectation of continued high prices, shipped" freely, with the result that the New York market was glutted. Prices tumbled rap idly. The present price of IS cents a doiea wholesale, however. Is fully 3 cents blghar than at the sama time last year During tho last week SS.435 esses, eon taining S60 eggs each, were received here. o a dally average of about 4.T0O.00O eggs. The previous week's receipts were 78.453 cases. LATEST CLAYTON STORY DENIED Ambassador's Son Not Forced ta Kesign Post in Mexico. Washington, March 24. Official contradtOa tlon has been received at the State Depart, ment of the report that Powell Clayton. Jr son of Ambassador Clayton, and formerly) military attacho to the United States Em bassy at Mexico, was forced to leave his post because of his refusal to fight a duel. The report to tho department shows thaS Instead of being Involved In the Christmas brawl which was supposed to be at the bot tom of the challenge, Captain Clayton had) really quitted the City of Mexico August 8 last. nopklna Carried Donslas. J r.EPUELIC SPECIAL. Tuscola. III.. March 24. The Yatts-Hop kins followers captured the Douglas Coun ty Rupublican Convention to-day. No delegate was placed on the list to ths State Convention was not pledged before hand for Hopkins for United States Senator. Tho delegates are: Thomas Lyons, Newt M. Evans, Charles Ford. M. S. Smith. M. F. Stacey and G. K, Duncan. The congres sional delegates In the Nineteenth District w-ere instructed for Vespatlon Warner fop Congress. The delegates to the Legislative Convention. Thirty-fourth District, are In structed for Carl S. Burgett, present mem ber. He Is for Congressman Joseph G. Can non for United States Senator. City Nominees. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Nashville. III., March 24. At a mass meet Ing of the citizens of Nashville held In the Court-houso to-night under the auspices o the Business Men's League. James A-Watta. Hugh C Adams and Christian Flnke wers nominated for Aldermen to be voted upon at the municipal election April 15. Republican Primaries. 1 REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Virginia, ill.. March 24. The Republicas Central Committee held a meeting; here to day and decided upon April 26 for the prU maries and April 28 for the County Convene tlon. VASCIL BLACKLOCK. REPUBLIC SPECIAL, Murphysboro, IlL. March at Miss Man Blacklock of this city and Cornelius VaneS of Duquoln were married at the. home of tha bride's parents, near this city. Sunday, fr j 7 ta $&?.