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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, JUlSTE 2, 1902.
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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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BeH. KInloch.
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losultcd In Ms first accumulations of property. He
was at times parsimonious to a degree. When the
Gov eminent called for subscriptions to the bond Issue
for the war with Great Britain, in 1812, the response
was light, only $50,000 hnving been received when
Girard advanced several millions. Of course, his con
fidence and prompt action steadied the money market
and insured the taking of the bonds.
Irt 1827 he fallowed his public spirit and self-denijl
by personally nursing those who were stricken with
the yellow fever in Philadelphia. He visited the hos
pitnis and, though a skeptic, gave what cheer he could
to the dying. Distrust of sectarian religion never left
him. In his will establishing the Gir.trd College for
boys he provided that no clergjinan should ever be
allowed Inside the ground':. The college has kept up
its work, and, by the careful attention which has been
given to it great good has been accomplUhed. It is
the perpetual monument to the philanthropy of the
first American millionaire.
MONDAY, JUXi: 2, 11X12.
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.Xo. 247
WORLD'S J 904 FAIR.
CARRY OUT THE PROGRAMME.
The confidence with which the Republican organs
of this city accept the "agreement'' reached between
tho Republican factions in the office of the Missouri
Pacific Railroad is the best evidence that the I'helps
Kerens deal will be carried to completion. As allies
of tho loUby these new spapors are bound to use their
Influence In preventing action on the United States
Senatorship In the State Convention.
Dictating what a delegated convention of Republic
ans shall do In advance seems to be a peculiar feature
of the Phelps-Kerens combination. Evidently the con
vention will be a farce. It will meet, re-elect State
Chairman Aklns, name the candidates whom Messrs.
Phelps and Kerens and the Republican organs select,
pais resolutions denouncing the lobby and refuse ta
nominate a man fbr United States Senator.
The last-named act of omission is a part of the
published programme. At a conference held by
Colonel Bill Phelps, Colonel It. C. Kerens, their friends,
and a man whom they supposed to represent State
Chairman Aklns, it was agreed that the interests of
the National Committeeman demanded that the State
Convention leave the nomination of a Senator to the
Republican members of the General Assembly.
As part of the bargain. It Is understood, the lobby
ist of the Missouri Pacific will see that Kerens re
ceives the caucus nomination. In the further Interest
of this scheme, a third party has been launched with
which Phelps and Kerens hope to secure a balance of
power In tho General Assembly. That once gained,
Colonel Kerens would succeed Senator Vest.
OI course, the energies of the lobby and the lobby
newspapers will be used to consummate tills plot
against the people of Missouri. The Republican State
Convention will be compelled to make the "agree
ment" effective. The bosses will see that the lobby
Is not disappointed. The delegates, like so many
manikins, will be expected to jump as the wires are
pulled.
In one way, however, this obedience will be differ
ent from that formerly rendered. In past conventions
well-meaning Republicans havo done the bidding of
the bosses while In Ignorance of the hidden purposes.
This year they will be compelled to obey the Kerens
Phelps combination while knowing tho trick which
has been played. They must keep the "agreement"
for fear of discrediting their National Committeeman.
The minority In the General Assembly must be "vin
dicated" for Its conscientious devotion to Colonel
Kerens and tho lobby.
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JUST A HINT TO MARK TWAIN.
Mark Twain's visit, after many years, to the scenes
of bis childhood In Hannibal, the picturesque Missouri
town where he was raised, should produce results In
literature which will again delight tho souls of all
lovers of tho homely and native in story-telling.
The best work that Mr. Clemens has done In all
his busy life is that which contains the atmosphere of
his Missouri boyhood. It Is his most human work,
rich and racy of the soil, filled with breathing folk.
He has done moro ambitious work, but his truest and,
therefore, his highest achievement Is found In the sin
cere stories that have their root In Missouri soil.
Returning- to Hannibal, the affectlonato reception of
Mark Twain by his friends of fifty years ago has deep
ly touched his heart Beyond all question, also, a
thousand memories that would otherwise have lain
dormant have been revived In his soul. The quaint,
old-fashioned life of a Mississippi Valley town of the
middle of the past century has sprung into being be
fore his mind's eye. The breathing font of those
times aro again thickly peopling his fancy. Just as
when he first began to write about them for the great
edification of the English-speaking world.
It will be strange, Indeed, If Mark Twain does not
give us at least one more story of tho Missouri people
and country of bis childhood. He Is a healthy, opti
mistic dreamful old man, wisely humorous. AMIs
sourl noveVwritton In his sunny age, should be a mas
terpiece of naturalness and of homely charm. Let's
hopo for such a novel as tho result of Mark Twain's
homecoming.
STEPHEN GIRARD.
If America's first millionaire were living he would
hava been 152 years old May 21. That he died when
81 years of age makes his career a comparatively re
cent part of American history. Yet he will never be
forgotten as long as his final benefaction is carried for
ward In the spirit of his will.
Stephen Girard was born In Bordeaux, France. Ad
venturous, he began a seafaring life when a boy; am
bitious and efficient, ho had become first mate of a
schooner before he was 20. During the Revolution he
was a merchant In Philadelphia, where he followed
the sordid occupation of selling supplies and cider to
the American troops.
Of course, he profited by his transactions with the
army, yet in some way he managed to become patri
otic, as his later deeds testify. He was a strong ad
mirer of Jefferson and Franklin, the philosophy of the
former and tho practical wisdom of tho latter taking
firm root In his mind.
After the war he continued his trade with the West
Indies. During the revolt of l'Ouverture he hap
pened to be, with one of his ships, In front of St Do
mingo. He offered to carry ythe whites, who were
threatened with massacre. to safe port Instead,
they asked that he take charge of their goods until
the danger was over. The massacre left him In pos
session of the property, which madonna the first mil
lionaire of this country.
At too tune did he fall to use the espnomy which
MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION AND CIVIC DUTY.
Municipal corruption to an ev.tent almost impossible
to describe is declared by the April Grand Jury to
have existed In St. Louis under the ring rule which,
until the election of Mnyor Wells, had held this city
at the mercy of a gang of spoilsmen whose one object
was to enrich themselves at the exptu-e of the mu
nicipality. follow iug tho reports of similar tendency made by
the December and February Grand Juries, this latest
recital of bad government possesses a cumulative
force that confirms every charge and suspicion. Three
faithful and hard-working Grand Juries have now, in
succe.-sion, continued the Investigation of the boodle
scandals. The stench of corruption has increased as
the probing reached deeper and deeper into the slime
of moral rottenness.
The shameful facts brought to light by these in
vestigations place a solemn responsibility upon the
people of this community. Public sentiment must
now be brought to bear on the situation in a manner
that w ill prevent the recurrence of evil conditions. In
every case where the evidence justifies and the statute
of limitations permits the guilty must be punished.
No man should be allowed to escape who Is convicted
by the truth, no matter what may be his position in
the community. This is the first duty in the necessary
work of municipal purification.
The second, and, In its turn, equally Important,
duty is that of exercising a greater vigilance in the
choice of municipal servants. Surely we ought to
have learned by this time that the Municipal Assembly
Is too important a part of the governmental structure
to be placed under the control of unworthy and dis
honest men. We have elected a Mayor who is splen
didly testifying to his civic loyalty and devotion to the
general good. He has organized his administration on
an honest and efficient basis. The task of the voters
of St. Louis will not be completed, however, until the
Municipal Assembly has been purged of unworthy
members and made clean and pure, as befits the fountain-head
of municipal legislation.
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UP TO THE VOTERS.
Republican primaries for the election of delegates
to conventions will be held June 19. Democratic pri
maries have been set for June 30. The law provides
that the registration books must be closed five days
preceding and five days succeeding a primary elec
tion. Less than a third of the voters have qualified to
participate in these primaries. The books will be
closed on the evening of June 13, so that any man who
expects to have a voice In the selection of delegates
must be registered before that time.
No man who neglects this important duty has a
right to complain of poor nominations. It Is in his
power to bring about better conditions. If he fails to
aid In the work, he will have become responsible for
poor performance on the part of Inferior officials who
may be elected next fall.
There remains less than a fortnight in which to
bring tho total of registration up to the mark which
It should reach. The 120,000 voters of St Louis should
take part in the primaries as well as in the general
election. Nothing but an Indifference to the public
welfare will prevent any citizen from voting in the
primaries.
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MUST DESERVE ADVANCE IN GRADE.
A proper regard for the efficiency of the American
army demands the strictest insistence upon the main
tained capability of officers in the line of promotion
and justifies recent action of the War Department in
tended to emphasize this truth.
The publication of tho names of eleven Second
Lieutenants In the cavalry and Infantry branches of
the service, recently suspended for one year because
of failure to pass the required examination, is taken
as constituting formal notico to ail officers that they
must continue the arduous study of their profession if
they expect to remain In the army. This warning, it
is believed, will have the desired effect.
Assuredly there Is good reason for demanding of
all army officers, from the rank of Second Lieu
tenant upward, that they keep themselves capable of
the highest service in arms. The education obtained
at West Point or In the ranks before gaining a com
mission Is but the foundation of efficiency. Continued
study, exactly as is necessary in other professions, is
imperative in this. A general recognition of the wis
dom of the War Department" rule to this effect will be
to the benefit of the service and the advantage of of
ficers In the line of promotion.
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ST. LOUIS AND THE SUPREME COURT.
As the governing force In Missouri the Democratic
party must recognize the needs of every important
element of citizenship and the phases of every great
problem.
The Republic has already shown that judiciary
nominations cannot be properly legnrded as objects of
mere political competition. It may be proper for
political parties to undertake the responsibility of
nomination. In fact, under the existing sj stent of
government by party, there is no oilier way of pre
venting the trickery of judiciary elections by purely
selfish Interests.
But a political party worthy of ascendency will be
careful that its selection of judgeship nominees, is
governed by the opluions of qualified lawyers and by
the requirements of the state of legal interpretation
at the time.
In America the greatest of the law's unsettled
problems Is that of municipal government. The
growth and changes of cities, the Introduction of mod
ern Improvements and the complicated concerns of
different classes of citizens bring up constantly differ
ing and new phases of the law's application. Ques
tions of special taxation, the relation of municipality
to State, the powers and duties of public officers, and
others in perplexing variety, arise more rapidly than
the courts can follow; and most of these questions de
mand prompt and decisive settlement
Of all branches of legislation this Is the one which
the county legislators understand least Unfortunate
ly, the average legislator from the cities Is both Igno
rant and selfish. Measures are frequently proposed
and many of them passed which, being hastily con
structed and often pushed by cunning private schemes,
add to the apprehensions of citizens and the confusion
of law. That the higher courts should be particularly
strong In this branch of law seems to be a necessity.
St Louis is passing through an experience of pecu
liar and critical Importance. In addition to the prob
lems common to all large cities, we have the World's
Fair and its many incidental tasks; we have just be
gun a long-delayed general system of street Improve
ment under a comprehensively amended charter; we
have inaugurated a widespread reform of shiftless and
corrupt methods of local administration.
All of these considerations aside, the mere quanti
tative matter of population entitles St. Louis to at
least two members of the Supreme Court.
When these considerations are taken Into account
it seems imperative that at least two members of that
court should bo specially versed in municipal law and
trained in the analysis of conditions under the Charter
of St. Louis.
Unless a jurist of these special qualifications Is
nominated by the Democracy, Judge Marshall will be
tho only Supreme Court Justice, after the next elec
tion, familiar with the details of municipal law as
applicable to St Louis. There are three vacancies to
be filled. Certainly St Louis should have one of tho
nominations. This city does not rest the claim en the
equities of the geographical distribution of political
favors, but on the actual needs of municipal govern
ment .
FAITHFUL SERVICE TO ST. LOUIS.
In a fitting line of succession to its December and
February predecessors the April Grand Jury has ren
dered to this community faithful service of sucli high
quality as to entitle that body to the lasting gratitude
of every good citizen.
Again, also, as tho April Grand Jury's final report
testifies, has Circuit Attorney Folk offered convincing
proof of the fact that he is safely to be depended on
for fearless and capable direction of the boodle prose
cutions. Too much credit in this respect, says the
latest Grand Jury report, cannot be given to Mr. Tolk
and Assistant Circuit Attorney Hancock.
St Louis is fortunate in receiving such service at a
time of so great moment in municipal history. The
opportunity created by this truth must not be neg
lected. The boodle prosecutions should be pushed to
the complerest culmination in the utter defeat and
destruction of the boodle gang.
Local thankfulness for the relief from Ziegenhein
Ism which came with the election of Mr. Wells as
Mayor will be increased by the revelations of Ziegen
hein methods contained In the April Grand Jury's final
report If ever a city needed to be rescued from ring
rule, St Louis was certainly In such need. Tho fact
that there Is still a political organization in St. Louis
animated by a strenuous yearning to re-establish
Ziegenheln conditions In the municipality should have
its proper effect In strengthening the popular determi
nation for continued vigilance. This community has
had more than enough of ring rule and municipal cor
ruption. Intelligent voters must see to it that the
ousted gang has no show for a return to pow er.
&.
Mayor Wells is working for a pure-water supply
along the most practical lines. He has the support
of the local community In his indicated policy. The
outlook now is that we shall secure effective filtration
at the lowest cost compatible with the achievement.
0i
Mexico may yet have reason to deplore a policy
which invites fugitive American boodlers to seek safe
ty from punishment by fieeing to Mexican territory.
Men of the Kratz type are not likely to become valu
able members of any society. ,
RECENT COMMENT.
A Character Study In Feet.
New Torker.
I was fascinated by Senator Hanna's feet the other
evening. I was one of a group consisting of Senator Han
na, Postmaster General Pajne and "Dick" Keren of
Missouri We were sitting in the little space In front of
the cashier's Quarters at the Waldorf-Astoria. Presently
a gentleman and a ladj stopped to speak to the Ohio
Senator end Introduce a friend. Others followed, and for
a half an hour or longer he stood shaking hands with a
procession of people who filed by. exchanging pleasantries
with old friend? and making new acquaintance. My
eves chanced to fall on the Senator's feet, and to save
my life I couldn't remote them from the Buckeje ex
tremities. What attracted my attention first was the fact
that they were very small feet and very neatly shod. Sena
tor Hanna is a heavy, s-tocklly built man, and one natural,
ly associates such people with big, broad feet. I shoJld say
Senator Hanna wears a number seven shoe; possibly It
Is a number six. It wasn't the size of the shoe that held
my gaze, however. It was the fact that, during that half
hour of handshaking and conversation, they never moved
so much as a hair's breadth. They staved where they were
planted, firm and immovable. The feat (no pun) stamped
the man as being absolutelj destitute of nerves a model
of perfect composure and unconscious self-control I never
saw an) thing to better Illustrate the character of the man
than those feet. I will wager th-it not one man in 10,001
could go through that half hour's experience without
shuffling.
The Real Holo What lie I and How He Mui.
Charles Ely Adams In ihe Ijna t'oim
Two further facts about the hobo may serve to dispel
a popular error. First, he is, within certain bounds, a
patron of literature. There are very many exceptions to
the general ml" of lllltetacj. Second, he ppends a very
respectable amount of his time In the use of water,
fcoap and towels. Aside from the question of Epeclal fit
ness", a man Is the creature of his opportunities, and this
truth in its sccpe runs to the last far-reaches of Hobo-dom.
Tlie dweller In this realm when In the harness obtains
but a slight acquaintance with leisure. He rises early;
and, as he must work, on an average, ten hours) a day,
he must have more than eight hours' sleep. It is
tree that even this, schedule leave-, him a few hours to
himself on working davs; but the fact remains .that,
through fatigue and lack of facilities, for the appoint
ments of a railroad camp are few- and extremely rough,
be Is unable to utilize his spare time to the best advan
tage. After supper moot of the men retire to the bunk
tents to He on their beds and smoke and talk. Some play
cards; others disposed to be exclusive, arrange their blan
kets for a comfortable reclining position and read books
and belated newspapers by the flickering light of a candle
fastened at the head of the bunk. Sunday of course. Is
the hobo's day of freedom, and he appropriates the time
to avocations of his own Inclination. He bathes, shaves,
oils hi Bhocs, boils his underclothes.sews' on buttons, takes
stitches where needed, gossips, writes letters to absent
"pardners," and reads.
SECONDARY STAGES OF EXPOSITION CONSTRUCTION.
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HtiilT casts and 'cn&thiK :li.IiV' fiom tlif frt.iiT shop of Alexander & White, Varied Industries
Fa lace, and the tnueler of the Iitmntree Construction Aimjiany in the background. A bit of the Emer
gency Hospital appears at the extreme right of the picture. Immediately after the staff has been run
into the moulds it i brought out into the nir, where it is allowed to haiden and stand throughout the
weather, irrespective of its conditions.
MISSIONARY HOST
AT THE EXPOSITION
More Than ?,,TM Children Attend
Thirl Tliiid Annual Meeting of
Episcopal Sabbath Schools.
Jlore than 3,y Sunday school children a3
sembled in nxpositljn Muic Hall jesteruay
at the thirtv -third annual celebration of
the Sundav School Missionary Host. Dele
gations from all the Sabbath cla-fces In the
Kpiseopal diocese of St. Louis were prisent.
The gathering was the largest jnd mot
enthusiastic in the historj of the leasue.
Bishop Daniel S Tuttle presided and leJ in
the service of song, which wax the principal
feature of thf programme In his address
he spoke of the marked progress which had
been made in the Sundav schools In the dio
cese In the last twtlve months, and the m!s
sionarv work which U being accomplished
among the need) poor of St. I.oui-
Reports were read b Treasurer Frank
Wvman and Secretary W P Ntlon, which
showed the financial condition of the h-st
to be In a most prosperous condition Ihe
reports gave a detailed account of the work
which Is being done in the various missions
of the dioces It was shown that the ob
jects for which the association was formed
were being served to the fulest extent.
The delegations of Sunday schools began
to arrive at the ExpoMtion long before the
hour set for the meeting. Kach clasj, was
In charge of Its teacher and was headed
by choir boys wearing gowns and surplic-s.
perfect order was maintained In seating the
delegations. Promptlj at 3 o'clock the doora
were opened and the children filed into the
hall to the sound cf "Onward Christian
Soldiers." which was sung m full chorus.
nhnw nrnonwinnqh TCPr. "HnU Itot. ltol .
Lord God Almightv '" "Stana Lp. Stand Up. I
lor jesus ami me uuii;.. - ni- i .... -- . Legislature, and once Speaker or tne House,
tlpn." Al I of "f ,h?,",nMP,h. n,l at each session voted to recosnlze the
the children, and sjng in full chorus b) tn ,..im,,iik i,.im- ho
lines of delegations extending oown tne ' '"'!"" " """'", - . "" ",
Exposition s;.ps and alorg Olive stren , al-o voted for the creation and issue of
On the tage were seattd the clerpy of j the last certificate,
the Episcopal Diocese of St. Louis and nu- 1 Does he now admit that he was Ignorant
merous choir singer, nil wearlns gown and 1 or incompetent, or that he intentionally Io
surpllce. In the center of the stage sat . . . . Constitution'
Bishop Tuttle The exerciss were opened lalea tne v-onsiiiution.
bv an address b the Bishop, which wa I
followed bv a hvmn "O Zlon. Haste. Thy
Mission IHch Fulfilling" Then c-ime a. i
prajer for missions the collect and the
Lord's Praver The exerciser closed w.th
the hvmn "From Greenland's Icy Moun-
The follow Ing Sunday schools took part In
the exercise Advent. All Saints. Ascen
sion. Christ Church Cathedral. Emmanuel.
Epiphany Church of the Good Shepherd.
Grace Church. Holy Innocents. Mount Cal
vary. Church of the Redeemer. St An
drew's. St Augustine's. St. George's. St.
James's St. John's, St Mark's. St. Marj's,
St Matthew '.s. St Paul's, St Peter's St.
Philip s. St Stephen's. St Thomis's, Trin
Itv. Orphanfs Home Grace Church. Klrk
wbod. Holv Comforter. Montgomery City;
St Paul's. Palmjra
The others of the Mt"slomrv Host ire:
Willace DHafi-ld president. II N Davi.
vice president. Frank Vman. trei'urer;
V. P Nelson, secrctarv ; J M Bun. as-it-ant
secrctarv
AMERICA'S RECEPTION PLEASED FRENCH VISITORS
PRESIDENT VOICES SENTIMENT OF WELCOME
"Washington. June L The following corresponJence between General Brugere
of the French mission to participate in the Rochambeau statue exercises, and the
President, was; made public to-day:
(;r.ciiti. iiisinmtirs letter to the president.
Boston. Mast, JIij 31. 132. His Excellency, Theodore Eoosev elt. President of
the T mtd States Before my departure for France, whither important duties call
me. I desire to address to jcu. Mr President, as als9 to the Government and peo
ple of the L'rited States, the thanks of the French mission for the kindly and
warm welcome which it has received in your beautiful country We take' back
with us. after our too short stay In this hospitable land, an ineffaceable souvenir.
We have there found brighter than ever the remembrance of the brotherhood in.
arms which uritetl Washington":, soldiers to those of Rochambeau, and It Is now
particularly pleasant to me to think that our visit maj have contributed to draw
still clcier the bonds of traditional friendship which, for more than a century,
have existed Letween the United States and France.
Permit me. Mr President, to thank ou personally for the hearty sympathy
which you have been pleased to manifest to me, and to Inform you that all en
tertain the besttwlshes fcr jour prosperitj and for that of the great American
Nation, the friend of France."
(S'gned) - "GENERAL BRUGERE."
IrtIIIIET ROOSEVELT'S FELICITOIS REPLl.
"White House. Washington. Juie L 12. General Brugere. care GauloIs.Boston,
Mass : Accept my mt hearty thanks for jour courteous message. It has given
our people genuine pleasure, not merely to receive the embassy from our great
sister Republic, on such an occasion as this but especially to receive an embassy
composed of such men as thoc-e whom President Loubet has sent hither. Tour
visit has done good In more wajs than one, and on behalf of the American peo
ple, I again deire to express to jou how sincere has been our welcome, and to
wi'h all happiness in the present and in the future to you and to tho nation you
represent.
tSlgned) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT;
As though to emphasize the strictures he
prints in the adjoining column an editorial
f-om the GIolw -Democrat and one from the
MIsourl Republican a partv weekly libel
ing all memb-rs of the Leslslature who
' countenanced the certificates
Mr Russell was twice a member of th
Legislature, and once Speaker of the House,
That I" Just the position he Is mad to
occupy If that resolution and those editorials
be correct. If he does not admit the
charges, why does he so apparently approve
of them by his silence?
This above all. to thine own self be traa:
Thou cRUPt not then be false to any man,
Major John L. Blttinger has returned to
Missouri to help open tne carapalgn. He In
troduced the last certificate In lS?5i and In
1S0T he Introduced a blU attempting- to cre
ate another certificate for COOO.WX) to be a
charse upon the interest fund. His ooursa
now on the subject will attract -attention.
JOSEPH Ti TATDM.
Booker AahlnKton's SyHtem.
Francis E. Leupp in Outlook.
I have alluded to the fact that Washington discourages
aid for the negro past a certain point. Here, again, he has
to draw heavily upon his reserve of moral courage. Xo
matter how benevolent of purpose, there are forms of help
which must be declined, though at the risk of hurting
the feelings of some good man or woman. A few years ago
a group of Northern tourists, who had visited Tuskegee
and learned that most of the negro farmers In the neigh
borhood were struggling1 under a greater or less load
of debt, raised a fund for Washington to us In lifting this
burden. He answered that, appreciative as he was of the
motive which Inspired the gift, he would not for the world
touch a dollar of the money for the purpose suggested.
The only hope of the adult negro, he explained, was to get
out of the atmosphere of pauperism or childish dependence
and learn the lesson of relf-support. Every free gift like
this tended merely to throw the poor fellow back a way.
The only money which would do him good was that which
he earned by his own labor and saved by self-denial.
The One That XV hm Sad.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Sunday school lesson had been the "Story of the
Prodigal Son." The teacher wlrtied to Impress upon them
the mean disposition of the elder brother who "would not
go in."
"Now." he said, "In the midst of all thU rejoicing at
the return of the prodigal there was one who was un
happy. While the others were bright and glad he was sad,
and who wa bar Tie fatted calf called out one lit
tle boy.
NEW OPERAS INTEREST BERLIN.
Ilumperdiiick Has Ju&t .Completed
:i Fairy Creation.
Berlin. June 1 Humperdlnck lias finished
another fain opera, which will hive its
first performance next season. He Is keep
ing the libretto secret.
De March sang In opera for the first
time In Berlin during the Verdi festi
val, which ended Wednesdav His Invlti
tlon was due to the gala opera performance
In New Yo-k where Prince Henry heard
him for the first time, and mentioned him
to Emperor William
The musical career of Rudolf Berger of
the Berlin Roval Opera lias been inter
rupted bv a call to do military service in
July jnd August, compelling him to cancel
his engagement to sing the part f -Am-fortas
in "Parsifal." at Bevreuth.
Harteben's "Rose Mondaj" had Us oie
hundred and fiftieth performance at the
Deutsches Theater esterdav evening.
At the Lesslng Theater a new- corned-.
"So Ilmn Wir." Is having a good run an!
has Just been engnged for the stock com
panies of twenty other cities
The Liszt festival at Wetimr was con
cluded to-day with the unveiling of the
Liszt statue.
The British colony In Berlin is arranging
to celebrate King Edward's coronation with
a dirner at the Swedish Pavilion, at Wann
see. not far from Berlin. In view of the
anti-British feeling exlstlrg here. It was
concluded that It would bo better to cele
brate the event outside of the city, and
thus avoid any possibility of provoking- a
demonstration. For a while It locked as
though the coronation of King Edward
would pass unnoticed here.
ENGAGED IN BITTERLY
DENOUNCING THEMSELVES.
TO the Editor of The Republic
St. Louis, May 31. It Is astonishing that
Honorable B. F. Russell should acquiesce In
the denunciation of the school certificates as
unconstitutional and void. That Is what he
seems to do in the Crawford County Mirror,
of which he Is editor and proprietor.
He Is seckinr the Republican nomination
for Congress in his district. A convention
was held In his county a few davs ago; ne
was Indorsed and authorized to slect the
delegates to the District Convention. Ho
prints in the Issue of his paper. May 23, the
resolutions adopted without his protest, con
taining the following virulent reference to
the certificates:
"We condemn the squandering of the
School Fund by the Democratic party and
the substitution of worthless certificates of
Indebtedness and tho attempt to force the
people to recognize the validity of said certificates."
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
THE BELL OP THE ATLANTIC.
BT MRS. SIGOtJBXET.
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Lj ilia Huntley Slcourcey was born at ICcrwiah. Conn.. September 1. 1TSL end died at Hartford
June 1. 1C Her father was a soldier ef the Revolution. She could read-when 3 years old. and
at 7 wrote simple ve-s the received a puperfor education, and for five years was a- teacher In
Hartfo-J Most of her life was devote t to carlns for others. Her pnsioners were numerous
She even economized in dres. so that she xnlent help the needy. Her husband was Charles
S-gourney. a Hartford nierchant-
The Ftarrbcat Atlantic. pl me between Norwich. Conn., and New Tork, was wrecked on an
Island near New Iyndon Many of t passengers were on thlr way to Join In t$e celebration
cf the annual ThanJtsg4! Inir in New EnsUnd. The belt of this boat, supported by a portion of -the
wreck, continued for many days and Llchts to toll as If In mournful requiem at the lost.
OLL. toll, toll!
Thou bell by billows swung.
And. nlght-apd day, thy warning words
Repeat with mournful tonsuel
Toll for the queenly boat.
vvrecKea on jon rocxy snore;
Sea-weed Is in her palace halls
She rides the surge no more.
Toll for the master bold.
The high-souled and the brave.
Who ruled her like a thing of life
Amid the crested wave!
Toll for the hardy crew.
Sons of the storm and blast.
Who longUhe tyrant ocean dared
But It vanquished them at last.
Toll for the man of God.
Whose hallowed voice of prayer
Rose calm above the stifled groan
Of that intense despairl
How precious were those tones.
On that Ead verge of Ufe.
AmM the fierce and freezing storm.
And the mountain billows' strife!
Toll for the lover, lost
To the summoned bridal train;
Bright glows a picture on his breast.
Beneath th unfathomed main.
One from her casement gazeth
Long o'er the misty sea!
He cometh not. pale maiden
His heart Is cold to thee! .,
Toll for the absent sire.
Who to his home drew near
To bless a glad, expecting group
Fond wife, and children dear!
They heap tho blazing" hearth, ,
The fastal board Is spread,
But a fearful guest is at the gate
Room for the sheeted dead! "
Toll for the loved and fair.
The whelmed beneath the tide
The broken harps, around whose strings
The dull sea-monsters glide!
Mother and nurseling sweet
Reft from the household thronff '
There's bitter weeping in the nest
Where breathed her soul of sosg.
Toll for the hearts that bleed
'Neath misery's furrowing trace;
Toll for the hapless orphan left
The last of all his race!
Tea. with thy heaviest knell.
From surge to rocky shore, '
Toll for the Uvlng--not the dead.
Whose mortal woes are o'er.
Toll, toll, toll!
O'er the breeze and billow free:
And with thy startling lore Instruct
Each rover of the sea.
Tell how o'er proudest Joys
May swift destruction sweep.
And bid him build his hopes on High
Lone teacher of the deep!
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