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THEREPUBLIC:" THURSDAY.' M&Y 22, 1902.'
'.?&& ' iT" rTfrXr. I'nZr'fU'X 1 -BP- a 'THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. " PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP &. CO. zZa. Charles W. Knapp. President and Gen. IJgr. ' Gorge L. Allen, Vice President W. B. Carr, Secretary. , Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. j (KBPTBL1C BUILDING.) f TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION". DAHjT AND SUNDAY-SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. , Br Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. Oca rear. 58.00 Six itontbs - Thrfce months. Any three days except Sunday one year., Sunday, with Magazine Special Mall Edition. Sunday L' Sunday Magazine 1.25 BY CARRIER. ST. LOUIS AND SUBURB. Tcr week, daily only 6 cents Per wtek. daily and Sunday 11 cents TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE." Published Monday an Thursdaj one ytar J1.00 Remit by bank draft, express money order or registered letter. AddrfFs: THE- REPUBLIC. St. Louis, Mo. CyRelected communications cannot bo returned under Buy circumstances. Entered In tho Tost Office at St. Louis, Mo., a second class matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. PET. COPY. Eight, ten nnd twelve pages 1 cent Sixteen, elgh'ven and twenty pages 2 cents for one or 3 cents for two paper"" Twenty-two or twenty-eight pages' 2 cents Thirty page 3 cents TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Bell. Kinloch. Counrlng-Room Main 3015 A C75 Editorial Recaption-Roam Pork 155 A 674 will nominate a man other than James Orchard. Ills success Saturday vrould be a disappointment to the courageous Democrats who are determined to create better conditions In Jefferson City. Every Democratic ticket In the State will suffer if he is made the nom inee In the Twenty-second. THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1902. ToL 04. ...No. 23R CIRCULATION DURING APRIL. Charles W. Knapp. General Manager of The St. Louis Republic, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of the daily and Sunday Republic printed during the month of April, 1502, all la regular editions, was as per schedule below: Data. Copies. 1 108,740 2. 108.770 3 108,930 4 108,830 5 111.630 6 Swndny 116.180 7 108.9-40 8 109,610 9 109.550 10 109,620 II 109.790 12 111,760 13 Sunday 117,260 14 110,460 15 110,830 Data. Copies. 16 109,640 17 111.01 18 -,....111,060 19 ,....113,290 20 Sunday 117,780 21 112,050 22 111,850 23 111,110 24 111.700 25 112,560 26 113,650 27 Sunday 117,590 28 111,420 29 112,130 30 .- 112,030 AN ADVANTAGE FOK THE PEOPLE. "Whether or not one entirely approves of the em ployment of such a weapon In Government proceed ings in settlement of an Issue with private parties. 3lth- Injunction against tho beef combine granted by j'w i Jmlso Grosseup of the Federal Court at Chicago may 2.00 1 bo taken as representing an advantage for the people. Under the direction of President Koosevelr, the t'nited States Attorney General has begun an Investi gation to ascertain whether the agreement controlling the action of the six great packing-houses of this couu tiy Is of huch a nature us to constitute a trust or com bination in restraint of trade. The Investigation was caused by the combine's advance of the price of meat to exorbitant figures. The probability is that some time will be consumed before a deeUlon is reached. The beneficial nature of the Injunction now granted lies in the fact that It prevents the continuance of trust methods by the combine during the progress of the investigation. The packing-houses composing the alleged Beef Trust are enjoined from entering Into or performing any contract, combination or agreement in restraint of trade or commerce in fresh meats, from receiving rebates from railway companies and fiom blacklisting retail dealers. The combine may not now do these things without instantly coming info con tempt of the United States court whose writ demands implicit obedience. The situation caused by the Issuance of the injunc tion against the beef combine may, therefore, be re garded as favorable to the people. Fair play for re tailers and consumers seems to be guaranteed while the investigation Is tinder way. The general public will hope that perpetual fair play In the dealings of the packing-houses and retailers and consumers shall be the ultimate result of the proceedings now well be gun. If It Is proven that the beef combine In reality constitutes a trust In restraint of trade, the certainty of trust restriction for the general good should be unquestionable. Total or the mosth 3,349,770 Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or Med '. M.S43 Nt number distributed 3,284,825 Avertge daily distribution 109,454 And raid Charles W. Knapp further says that the num ber of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of April was 12.9 per cent. CHARLES W. KNAPP, Sworn to and subscribed before me this 50th day of April, 1S02. J. P. FARISH, Notary Public, City of St. Louis, Mo. My term expires April 2fi, 1906. rWThoSt. Louis "carrier force of The Republic deliver more than 53,000 copies every day. This Is nearly four times as many as any other morn- Jng newspaper dollvery In St. Louis and more '.than twice as many as any morning or evening delivery. H WORLD'S J 904 FAIR. -. 8 INSURANCE IN MISSOURI CITIES. ft Under authority of a resolution offered by Mayor Wells at the quarterly meeting of the Business Men's League of St. Louis, that organization, in company with tHe commercial clubs of Kansas City and St. Jo seph, will shortly present to Governor Dockery an address earnestly soliciting his aid In securing legis lation to Improve Insurance conditions In the three principal Missouri cities. At tho meeting which adopted this resolution the insurance situation was fully and frankly discussed. xThe most practical and fair-minded business men In BL Louis took part In the discussion. Representatives from 'Kansas City and St. Joseph were in attendance. The truth was made plain that Insurance affairs In this State arc in a most unsatisfactory condition, and that legislation Is needed to fcecure the relief which Is Imperative. Tho merchants and insurance men who spoke nt the Business Men's League conference entered Into the subject with a carefulness and preparedness de manded by tho gravity of the situation. The facts of heavy losses to Insurance companies doing business in Missouri, of the great difficulty encountered in getting sound Insurance, of the growing disinclination of In surance companies to do business In this State, owing to hostile legislation, of the exorbitant rates charged at the present time were made plain beyond dispute. Following the consequent consideration of possible remedies, Mnyor Wells's resolution was adopted. Governor Dockery should devote his best thought to a consideration of the address that will be presented to him as a result of the action on the Mayor's resolu tion. Some way must be found to Improve existing insurance conditions In Missouri. The State adminis tration and the General Assembly can well afford to toko helpful action In the matter. The merchants of St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph have a right to expect from Governor Dockery and the State Legisla ture that regard for their legitimate interests which Is necessary to tbe commercial prosperity of Missouri. -4 A NATIONAL. TRAIT. Americans have some obstructive traditions and foolish red tape of their own, but they have discovered that ln.commerce, at least, great advantage accrues to him who docs things along short lines and rapidly. Even the Englishman has about concluded that to be "set" ' in his ways is not a self-evident virtue. Tho old English characteristic was exemplified when John Dillon, the Irish Nationalist, asked the Government leader, A. J. Balfour, whether Great Britain Intended to follow the example of the United States and appropriate a reasonable sum for re lief in the West Indies. The fact that a British colony Is numbered among the sufferers was mentioned. Yet the spokesman of the Government replied that there was no precedent for such action. He was sure that tbe local officials would do all In their power to alleviate conditions, but that as for Great Britain ap propriating money he could give no answer until after consultation with his colleagues. The establishment of a precedent must not be made h:istily. The refusal of Mr. Balfour to recommend appro priations for West India sufferers Is not remarkable. He was simply carrying out a policy which has re sulted In this country assuming first place In the world's trade. That the conservative spirit has been manifested In bestowing charity only serves to make the trait conspicuous In a fashion which ought to be Instnictlve'to all Europe. ORCHARD NOT WANTHD. Democrats of the Twenty-second Senatorial Dis trict will begin gathering in Houston to-morrow for the convention which will be held there Saturday. Ow ing to the conditions surrounding the trip to the place where the convention will be held the delegates will have an opportunity to thoroughly discuss the position which confronts them. They have an opportunity to resent the actions of a. man who has persistently allied himself with the Republican minority in the Sennte. They can refuse to return him there. Tho alliance has been notorious, injurious to the Democratic party at large and hurtful to tho political morality of the State. As a friend of the so-called lobby, James Orchard, now seeking a renomlnatlon, has been conspicuous. Be la one of the few men upon whom the Repub licans depended in their efforts to serve the lobby. He J has betrayed the confidence which Democrats have placed In him by uniting with the minority to pass end defeat measures in which It was interested. To the Democrats has been given the task of re lieving legislation from the influence of the lobby. Republicans have shown by their subservience to this power that there is absolutely no hope in Intrusting the work to their hands. Every Republican member of the State Senate Is considered a tool of the men who 6eek to control legislation by means not counte nanced by the better element of citizenship. If the delegates to the convention hHouston wish Jfc encourage those who arc fighting the lobby, they i WORKING UNDER DIFFICULTIES. Senator Hnnna, who has taken such a prominent part In the negotiations between the miners and op erators, has one discouragement which must be con sidered a serious handicap In conciliating the opposing forces. Whatever may be said of his efforts In the Civic Federation and however disinterested he may be in reconciling differences, tho fact remains that his posi tion as Chairman of the Republican National Commit tee is an influence which carries more weight with employers of labor than does his personality, his standing as a business man or even his high station of United States Senator. Two years ago he had no trouble In securing an adjustment between the anthracite coal miners and their employers. The strike which was Inaugurated then was bitter, yet he had hardly turned his energies toward negotiation when the thing was done and done so easily that the explanation was evident. That strike was begun in the midst of a Presi dential campaign. Chairman Ilanna of the Republic an National Committee could exert a pressure on the large corporations controlling the mines. As the agent of the party which had protected large aggregations of capital against the assaults of competition his ad vice was not to be disregarded lightly. The operators granted the 10 per cent Increase in wages because of the disastrous effect which a refusal would have upon the fortunes of the Republican party. Two things In connection with the present struggle .make conditions entirely different from those of the strike of 1000. The miners have struck months be fore the opening of the campaign. Men who were willing to pay heed to the slightest wish of the Republican Chairman a few weeks before the election of 1900 are not worrying over the possible defeat of Republican Congressional nominees. November 4 Is many months off so many that the operators may hope to break the spirit of the strikers before that time. The promoters of the anthracite trust have no rea son to feel especially grateful toward the present Re publican President. Already there Is talk of possible action on his part against the combination which con trols hard-cctil prices. The experience of the North ern Securities Company and the Beef Trust may be repeated despite the friendliness of Republican Con gressmen for monopolies. In order to make the Presi dent "be good" there might be strategical wisdom in chastising the party for permitting free-lance methods. These things are unfortunate for the striking miners. Senator Hanna occupies the position of a man whose feet have been knocked from under him. His political power Is not of availing effect just at this time. If his shrewd business sense and aggres sive diplomacy succeed in finally conquering the odds against him, the greater the credit which will be due. --. UP TO THE PEOPLE. Less than 40,000 of the 135,000 voters of St Louis have registered for the primaries. This negligence is not the result of ignorance, but of a willful disregard of a duty which rests upon every citizen. Primaries of both parties will be held In this city during the next month. Within the next three weeks the names of proposed committeemen and delegates to conventions will he filed with the Board of Elec tion Commissioners. Any voter who intends to participate in the selec tion of these important party o-iclals must lose no time In getting his name on the primary registration books. The fact that his name is on the general poll book IS not sufficient. There is every reason to believe that the coming primaries will be of more than ordinary Importance. The forces of good government must be strengthened by the help of the citizens who have declared in favor of a continuance or betterment of present conditions. Selfish politicians must not be allowed to secure a majority for undesirable tickets in the primaries. The machinery of the parties must be kept free from the bad Influence of men who are working for their own advantage nt the expense of the community. If the good citizens fail to respond to this duty, they will have only themselves to blame. Nomina tions are In their own hands for better or worse. .. AMERICAN SHOES IN HOLLAND. In the report from the American Consul at Am sterdam to the effect that of late there has been a growing demand for American shoes in Holland, and thnt American manufacturers are Introducing their footwear goods with considerable success there, is seen a new proof of American enterprise. Tills report is of special interest to St. Louis, now one of the greatest shoe manufacturing centers in the world. The leading local houses in that line are ad mirably equipped for successful international compe tition and have already made themselves felt In for eign markets. Undoubtedly they are prepared to take the lead In the American invasion of Holland. The enlightening points of the consular report in question will, therefore, be studied by them with especial at tention. Among other things mentioned, such ns the fact that no prejudice whatever exists against American shoes, It is stated that the Oner grades are most in demand, owing to their superiority over the Holland product, and that men's laced and buttoned and wom en's buttoned shoes are the most popular styles. The practical suggestion is made that the German lasts should be duplicated for this trade, as American lasts do not, as a rule, prove suitable for Dutch feet These, and. in fact, all the informing details of the report, are worthy of close study by American shoe manufactur ers. The great St Louis manufacturing bouses can well afford to profit by such information. --, There is little question that two of the vital political issues of tho present time, as Issues are weighed and estimated in the popular mind, are the tariff and the trusts. The two are logicaly linked together. The tariff created and enriched the trusts. The trusts are now dominating the Republican party for the con tinued maintenance of the tariff. To get rid of one the other must be eliminated. The great body of the American people have been taught at their own heavy cost that the tariff protects a few at the expense of the mnny. The trusts, in their insolent and malign con trol of Republican policies, are now further teaching the American people the evils inseparable from dom inant monopoly. American wakening to the menace of the trusts and the malignant operation of a high protective tariff has been slow, but It has come. Amer ican elections In the next few years will testify to the people's power In removing evils once thoroughly recognized. PRATHER KNAPP WINS FIRST PRIZE IN THE CADETS' DRILL PRATHER KNAPP, OTTO HENNERICH8. Winners of .the first and second prizes In the St. Louis University cadet3' competitive drill. Democratic Missouri is taking vigorous action to rescue the people from the clutches of the Beef Trust, and Democratic St. Louis Is similarly active In pre venting the sale of diseased meats which has been stimulated by Beef Trust exactions governing the sale of sound meats. Democracy may always be counted on to take the side of the people against those who would oppress the people. Little Cuba should take a national pride, now that she Is free and Independent. In testifying to her grati tude for American help toward freedom and inde pendence. Under American protection alone is her future as a self-governing nation assured. The Cuban people may reasonably be expected to furnish con tinual proof of recognition of these truths. . That stranger on the President's train who sudden ly leaped up, gave a yell and then dropped down and had a fit was probably merely testifying to his hys teric eligibility for membership in some one of the many Rough Rider clubs organized in Terrible Ted dy's honor. Prather Knapp, Company C, won first rrize: Otto Henncrlchs, Company A, second. O. Victor, Company 1!. received hon- orablo mention and Company C was se lected as the prize company in the annual competitive drill of the St. Louis University. Cadets yesterday. The drill took place at 9:30 a. m. on the university grounds. Companies A, 15 and C were the competitors. Each of the compa nies appeared on the drill grounds with twenty-three men and officers. Many ladles were among the spectators. Lieutenant Colonel S. C. Mills of the Urltcd States Army was the Inspecting officer. He began with drilling the entire battalion. After the battalion Inspection the compa nies filed out in order, and the process of singling out the best individual driller was carried out by the oflicers of the company. The points considered were accuracy and precision in the military movement and in spection of accouterments. David Hickey and Frederick Tobin won last year's individual drill. The milltary company of the university was organized In January, 1SS-I, and the first drill took place February in ot that year. First Lieutenant V n Johnon, Fifth United States Artil lery, was the firjt commander of the mili tary organization of the university. Each year three names of officers noted for eifi clency are selcted from anion); the officers of tl.e different companies and forwarded to the Army Register at Washington, D. C The following oflicers recived their com missions for the year from Father Gorman. In charge of the military organization of the school: Edward J. Walsh, Lieutenant Colonel: J. M. Connor. Major: J. S. Flem ing, Captain AdJ'itant; L. E. Gross, Captain Quartermaster; E. L. McLean, Captain; L. J. Nouss. Captain; W. A. Gummersbach. Captain; W. H. Pollman. First Lieutenant; T. C. Duenwald. First Ueutenant; G. C Wollenbach, First Lieutenant; A. D. Cham berlain. G. A. Cibulko, J. A. Herbcrs, Sec- ond Lieutenants; A. J. Monto. First Lieu tenant, leader of the band. The three names forwarded to the Register of the Army at Washington were E. J. Walsh, E. L. McLean and L. J. Nouss Prather Knapp. winner of the first prize, lives at No. 3S..7 Westminster place; Otto Hennerlchs at Nc. 2S21 South Broadway, and O. Victor at No. 3103 S. Grand avenue. PARAGRAPHS ABOUT SUMMER AMUSEMENTS, -- ' RECENT COMMENT. Parisians Pnzsle the World. Utlea. Press. Compared with the enthusiastic generosity of Americans, the apathy which is said to prevail in Paris about the dis aster at St. Pierre Is very marked. Martinique is a French possession and Is loyal to that Government. Upon France more than any other country rests responsibility to pro vide care and comfort for tho inhabitants of that Island when calamity overtakes them. So little Is seriously and substantially thought of It in the French capital that even the Paris newspapers comment upon the fact unfavorably. Parisians have newspapers supplied with cable dispatches and the story Is known there with all Its terrible details. Judged by American standards one would think that a big bunch of money would be speedily raised In Paris and sent with all npeed to relieve the sufferings of those under the same Government ami who speak the same tongue. The state of affairs cannot fail to draw forth a great deal of criticism. In which representatives of all civilized nations will naturally Join. President Loubet was quick to realize the point and make a donation, but few of his countrymen have seen fit to follow his example. The faots are easier etated than explained. TJiey're Gin to Be Free, Baltimore American. Accustomed as we are to Rrand pageants, elaborate decorations and great crowds at our presidential Inaugu rations, Cuba's preparations for the launching of her In dependent Government are enough to surprise us. It may fce due to the novelty of the affair; it may be the Latin love for festal days, or It may even be an exuberant patriotism; but, whatever the cause, Cuba seems about to eclipse us. Her first inauguration W to be a national festival. The preparations are lslandwide. and the scheme comprehends three holidays, banquets, receptions, parades, regattas, balls, fireworks, displays and great night illumi nation. Money Is being spent with a lavish hand on each of these several forms of Joyous ceremony, and the press reports show the Island to be In a. frenzy of excitement. TnlU of the niBht Sort. Ste. Genevieve Uewa. It Is very urplcasant for us, to make enemies, or not so strong as that, it 1 unpleasant for us to have ven petty differences with our friends. Much rather would we walk along the even tenor of our way and be friendly to all. But as managing editor of tho News we will not sanction a political lndecretlon because It Is Democratic nor will we overlook any undue advantage that one party or candidate may try to use over another. We reiterate that we propose to take no part In any contest for nomina tion before the Democratic primaries, but we will do our utmost to see that fair play is meted out to ever' candi date. They are all good men and are all deserving of the honor for which they ask. This rule will be strictly ad hered to. Hanna Still ria a Poll. Chicago Chronicle. Any Insinuations rerpectlng the waning of Mr. Hanna's power as a Republican dictator must, under the circum stances, be withdrawn. A man who Is sufficiently influential to bulldoze the President of the United States into changing the entire Judicial system of Cuba In order to save a convicted criminal from Just punishment cannot truthfully be said to have declined In prestige. Whatever may have been surface Indications to the contrary. It Is now quite evident that Mr. Hanna controls the present administration as he swayed Its predecessor. !! Ift-Over Stock Delrd. Little Chronicle. "Why do we say, 'Give us this day our dally breadr " asked a Sunday-school teacher after the lesson. "Because we want It fresh," answered a little frlrL Next week a number of girls will take Corbett's place at Forest Park Highlands In Wddlng for favor. Eleanor Falk and her ten Sunbeams: Artie Hall, Impersonator; Pow ers Brothers, trick bicycle performers; Hickey and Nelson and Snyder and Buck ley will supply the week's entertainment. Homer Lind's musical drama, entitled "Grlngolre, the Street Singer," is the fea ture at the Columbia this week. Mr. Lind Is supported by a company of four persons. Other entertainers are: Favor and Sin clair, A. O. Duncan, tho Six Blackbirds, Martinetti and Sutherland, James H. Cul- len, Armstrong and Cassedy, William. Jcromo Mills, Mitchell and Love and Lenore and St. Clair. Rehearsals for "The Black Hussar," which will open the opera season at Delmar Garden, June 1, began yesterday, mi nus the principals, who are expected to ar rive Monday. The company Is as follows: Maude Williams, prima donna; Miro Dela motta, tenor; Edwin A Clarke. Blanche Chapman, contralto; Carrie Reynolds, sou brette; Dorothy Neville, comedienne: J. Clarence Harvey, first comedy roles; Edward Eagleton. buffo basso; Marguerite Cross, understudy to prima donna; John McGhle, musical director: Frank Bllr, stage man ager; E. Rautenberg, assistant musical di rector. Crcatore and his Royal Italians are strug gling valiantly against the handicap ot warm weather, but now that the clouds are blowing away they expect a better attend ance. Manager Ellery Is In the North ar ranging for his summer tour. Creatore's health of late has not been of the best, but ho Is sticking to his stick with com mendable energy. To-night's programme la as follows: PAnT I. March-ThoronKhbred KHenbenr Ov erture Siracen Slave Mereadante Trumpet 9olo-Le Solr Gounod Sis. rnlma. rolki La Fella Florentlna Myrchettl Orand Selectlon-Faurt ...... Gouno.1 Prelude, rlower Son. Duet, rtnalc Act III. Waltr and Chorus. Act II. Solos by Slgnorl Palm). Aiala. Liberators. Curtl. TAHT II. March-Chinee. ........ kJ?iI?.'V? SalMtlon-Lucreila IlorKia IS"5,zcAl! Soprano Solo Selected Mme. BarlU. American Tanta-le ... -.. ""?"' Incidental Solos ty SItotI Ferullo and I-amon-laca. tlhrlg's Cave begins the season May II with the May Howard extravaganza com pany. This departure from the Cave's time honored opera bill will be watched with in terest The Three Rosebuds, stage beau ties, singers and dancers, have the top line In the vaudeville part. II W C Block's political drama. "John Carver " will be presented May 2S and May nt the Olympic Theater by Guy Undsley and his pupils. The proceeds will go to the Fresh Air Mission. Dlnken's Ftoplan Burlesquers will be seen nt the Standard after the Al Reeves show. The Utopians have a farce called "The Complng Champion." that Is said to be the funniest sketch on their programme. Joss lyn's gymnasts will Introduce new acro batic spoclnltlts. Lillian Washburn and George Topack are to appear in a one-act piece "Tho Sporting Editor." Among the others on the bill nre the Empire City Quartet. Reynolds and Pearce. Irish chir acter impersonators, and Klein and Clifton, eccentric dancers. Vaudeville and the Shoot the Chutes are the leadln attractions at Hashagen's Fark. corner of Grand avenue and Meramcc street. The olio consists of Sldona, the wire walker; Colvll!" and McBrlde, singing comedians: Katie Clyde, soubrcttc; Jones and Williams, ind the De Youngs. Pro fessor Miex-il makes a ballcon nscenslon every evening. Mannion Park will open Its seventh sea son Sunday. Arthur Mackley and his com pany and a number of specialty performers will give the show in the pavllllon. Rachel Acton and Hugo Goldsmith an nounce a pro'ductlon of "In the Queen's Service" and the one-act drama, "Mexico," May 30, at the Olympic. The Flemlng-Counlhan benefit will take place Sunday night at Havlin's Theater. The programme will be made up of general vaudeville, singing and dancing, buck and wing dancing, boxing, aerobatics, with a short comedy In which Manager Garen will play the principal part. Extensive preparations have been made for the opening of the Suburban Garden next Sunday. Colllbril's midgets occupy the headline position. Shean and Warren. Be dim and Arthur. Cushman, Holcombe and Curtis, and the three Polo brothers will also ; appear. A variety of outside attractions has been provided. Two shows will be i given dally. Tbe East India .baby elephant, with the Btpe educated animal and Lilliputian show at Handlan's Park, arrived In New York aboard the steamship Ockenfels from Cal cutta .a few months ago. Originally there were three elephants, but the eldest died of pneumonia and W'as burled at sea. He was called Topsy, de spite his sex. and. with his fellow-pachyderms, had the liberty of the ship from port to port. The captain was sorry to lose Topsy. who was a clown elephant. He had a habit of lifting members of the crew with his trunk, nlways letting them down gently, but mak ing them feel uncomfortable for a moment. He liked the cook, and regularly visited the galley, putting his trunk through the porthole for dainties. The enticing odor of hot soup induced him to dip his trunk into the pot one day. There was a bellow, and several gallons of soup were spattered against the wall of the galley and over the cook. Topsy had a sweet oil diet for sev eral days thereafter. GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION. Illinois Executive Recommends May 30 as Memorial Day. RI2PUBL.1C SPECIAL. Springfield, 111.. May 21. Governor Tates to-day Issued a proclamation recommending that Friday, May SO. be observed, "with such ceremonial as In the various communi ties throughout the State may be deemed proper," na Memorial Day. STATE CO.WEXTIOX JUNE 24. Registration for Kepnlillcnn Prima ries Cluae Juue i:i. The Republican State Convention will be held June 24. The primaries will take place June 13, and as the Drabelle law re quires that the registration books shall be closed five days before nnd five das after a primary election, the Board of Election Ccmjnissdoners directs that no names can be entered between the evening ot Juno 1J and the mornin of June 2S. Republicans, who ("eslre to take part In the primaries) must register In the new primary books before juu 13. Enrollment In the regular legiMtration books does not estab lish eligibility n a primary election. Tho law requires that citizens must register In the new primary books. Democrats have been rather slow In reg istering, theugh efforts have been made to have them qualify. The time that will be lost between Juno 13 anil 25, when tho books will be closed, is an example of obstacles likely to prevent tardy citizens from quali fying. Citizens who wish to participate in the primaries of either party should not delay to register. Registration is in progress dally in the office of the Board of Election Com missioners In the City Hall. CARDS FOR JUNE WEDDINGS- I OTHER NEWS IN SOCIETY. Wedding cords for June celebrations were) sent out jejterdav In large numbers. Cus tom dictates tint at least two weeks shall be given to guests in which to make ready for the ceremony, and as weddings differ (ssenti.UIy from all other social functions in being much more formal the time la none too :hort. Thovp St. Louis weddings which are to come the early part of Juno will bo large- and important, the three on Juno 4 the Gall Welsh. Goddard-Biggs and Jones - Rew ceremonies all being" church affairs, to be followed by receptions of considerable tizc. Invitatlunr, for the Harrls-Herf wedding, the Hayward-IIIsginbotham wedding, the Iluncan-IMwanis wedding in Kans.is Cltv and the Holmes-Hodgman welling, all of which will not take place until the mid dle or the latter p.irt of June, hive not yet been Issued. Aviiimivn Ant ci:jin.TS. Mr. and Mrs Arthur Hamilton Gale havo sent out in Itations for the marriage of thtir daughter Grace to Mr. George Win ston Welsh, on the evening of Wednesday. June I. at 0 o'clock, at the Second Presby terian Church. A reception Is to follow the ceremony from half after 9 until 11 at the Gale rtside'nce. No. 4301 West PIiw boulevard. Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Goddard also issued cards yesterday for the marriage of their daughter Ethel Hill to Mr. David Clifton Biggs, on the evening of Wednes day, tho fourth day of June, at 6 o'clock, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The ceremo ny will be followed by a reception at the GoJd.ird home. No. 0131 Lucas avenue, from, half after fi Until S. St. Louis friends yesterday received cards from Mrs. Thomas Little Curry of New York Inviting them to the marriage of her daughter Elizabeth and Mr. Charles Noel of St. Louis, on Monday, June 2. at Ards Iey Hall, New York. At hom-' at No. 3S5t Delmar boulevard, St Louis, on Mondays, October 20 and October 27. Other cards wero received In St. Louts from Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Hughes of Evans ville, Ind.. for the marriage of their nleco Emella to Mr. Jean Baptiste Chopin on Wednesday morning, June 4. at S. at tho Church of the Assumption, Evansvllle. They will be at home after July 1 In St. Louis. VAX CLEAVE MEYSEX nt'UG. The wedding of Miss Alice Virginia Mey senburg. daughter of Mrs. D. C. Meysen burg. No. 315b Lucas avenue, and Mr. Leo Wallace Van Cleave took place jesterday; evening at 6 at tho Meysenburg residence, the Reverend Doctor Wauan performing the ceremony. Only relatives and very In timate friends wero present. The houso was profusely trimmed with white and pint peonies and quantities of lace ferns. The bride appeared In n gown of white mouseslino. ornamented with rose point which Iiad previously been worn at the wed dings of both her mother and her grand mother. A tulle veil and bouquet of whlto sweet peas were the finishing touches. Sho was attended by only one maid. Miss Julia Trumbull of Chicago, who wore whlto Paris muslin, with lace and tucklngs. The bride groom was assisted by his brother, Giles Van Cleave, while the bride's brother, Rob ert Carr Meysenburg of Chicago, escorted her Into the drawing-room and gave her away". After a rmall reception. Mr. and Mrs. Van Cleave departed for an Eastern trip. On their return they will be at home after June 10 at No. 4010 McPhcrson avenue. PERSOXAI. MEXTIOX. Mrs. Alfred Scanncll gave a reception to ladies yesterday afternoon at her home. No. 4334 West Pine boulevard, from 3 to 3. She was assisted by Mrs. Joseph Henry Barr and Mrs. Jay R. Holton. The last performance of the children's play, "Nod, or the Country School." which was given with great success last Friday evening and last Saturday afternoon, will be on Saturday afternoon. May 24. at the. Century Theater. The Martha Parsons Hos pital is the beneficiary of these three per formances. Interest In a rlay written by Miss Rosalind Mahler for children and per formed entirely by a cast of children haa been sufficient to pack the theater at tho first two performances, and the third will be no less popular. Mr. Jacob Mahler, who drilled the children, has received many ex pressions of commendation for their excel lent work. Many of the little people have never before taken part in a play of any kind. Mr. Charles F. Stuart, a Detroit artist, who has been visiting friends In Clifton Heights, has returned to his homo. Misses Mamie and Ethel Mullins of Cali fornia are the guests of the MJsscs Evans, on Lafayette avenue. CHARLES-FOSTER XCPTIAI.S. Doctor Joseph W. Charles of No. 2T29 Washington avenue and Mrs. Laura M. Foster were married yesterday. The cere mony was performed at noon at the homo of the bride. No. 4433 Delmar avenue, by the father of the bridegroom, the Reverend Doctor B. H. Charles, pastor of the Brank Memorial Presbyterian Church. Immedi ately after the ceremony Doctor and Mrs. Charles departed for a Northern trip. MoTrraqua Tenchcm Chosen. 1 REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Moweaqua, 111., May 21. At the regular meeting of the Board of Education, held last evening, tho following teachers wero chosen for the ensuing term: Superin tendent, William McGinley: eighth grade, J. E. I.ongenbai!Kh; seventh grade, W. B. Zoltz; sixth grade. L. C. Whitehead: fifth, grade. Miss Fannie Harris; fourth grade, Eva Brandon; third grade. Emma Schroll; second grade. Florence Baker; first grade, Maude ilaslam. FR.0M THE GREAT POETS. HASTE NOT, REST NOT. Ey CHIIiIjIIH, Johann Christopher Friedrieh Mm Schiller was born at JIarbach. Germany, November 1 173. and died at Weimar. May 9. 103. He Is famous as poet, dramatist and historian. He was the son of a surgeon who became a Captain and hir afterwards parkkeeper for a Duke. Schiller's mother was the daughter of the landlord of tho Golden Lion. In Marbach. He flrrt studied law. then medicine, at length becoming reRimental surpecn. The following adaptation Is by Christopher Christian Cox. a physician, born In Baltimore la 1816. H was a surceon in the United States Army and Surgeon General of Maryland. He was Lieutenant Governor of MarjlJnd In 1SC3. 5 -9 H ITHOUT haste, without rest; Bind the motto to thy brenst: Bear It with the as a spell. Storm or rurshlne. guard It well: Heed not flowers that round thee blc.om Bear It onward to the tomb. Haste not; let no reckless deed Mar for aye the spirit's speed; Ponder well, and know the right Forward then with all thy might! Hasto not; years caimut atone For one reckless act'on done. Rest not; time Is sweeping by Do and dare befora you die; Something mighty and sublime Leave behind to conquer time; Glorious 'tis to live for aye. When these forms have paxsed away. Haste not. rest not; calmly wait; Meekly bear the storms of fate; Duty be thy polar guide Do the right whate'er betide! 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