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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. AUGUST 28, 1902. '
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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2S, 1902.
Vol. 05 No. G9
CIRCULATION DURING JULY.
"W. B. Carr, Business Manager of The St. Louis Re
public, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies, of the Dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of July, 1802, all In regular edi
tions, was as per schedule below:
Date. Copies.
x.. .... ....... .110,100
3 ....115,100
3...... .. . ...115,020
4 llo220
5.. ..... ...-115.7C0
a....... .. ....im.cio
7.. ... ......-..115,070
8...... .. .... ..115,300
9.. .. .... ..114,710
lO.. .. ......115,X80
11........ .. ......ll-l-SGO
12...... .. .-.110,040
13.. .. .......121,090
14.. .. .... -..115,700
15...... ... ...115,280
1C... -.....114,080
Total for the month 3514,540
Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over
or filed .. .... . S2.2SS
Date. Coplt.
17.. .. . ... ...115,100
18 ..... .. .....115,550
10.. ... .......... 117.GOO
20.... .... .....122,150
21.. .. .........115.U30
22...... .. .....115340
23.. .. ........ .11 0.CJIO
24....... .. .....11 5,0.50
25. .... .....115,170
26...... .. .....122,410
27.. ...........121,080
28.. ........... .114,8 W
SO...... . ....J.15.G20
30.. .. ........110,140
31.. .... ......110,00
Net number UstrIbutea..............3,532,252
"Average dally distribution 113,043
And said W. B. Carr further says that the number
of copies returned and reported unsold during the month
of July was 7.09 per cent.
W. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of
July, 1502.
J. F. PARISH,
Notary Public. City of St. Louis, Mo.
Hy term expires April 26, 1305.
EyThe St. Leuls carrier force of The Itepnnllo
deliver more than 54,000 copies every day. This 1
nearly four times as many u nay otber morning
Bevrapaper delivery in. St. Louis nnd more than
twice n many as any morning or evening delivery.
WORLD'S J 904 FAIR.
t AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
Republican National Committeeman Kerens Is not
letting any grass grow under Lis feet In his candidacy
for tie minority nomination for United States Senator.
The last country convention to hear his views was
held in Norborne, -where a candidate for Congress was
nominated to make post-office recommendations dur
ing the next two years.
Colonel Kerens advised that combinations with the
Public Ownership party bo made In all parts of the
State like that which has been effected in St Louis.
Yet It is significant that he did not go Into details con
cerning that combination.
Would he dare to tell the whole truth concerning
the back-room tactics which have been used to secure
this fusion? There Is a written agreement binding
both sides to the fusion. Has he tho courage to print
that paper, so that every one can see it and judge for
himself whether the morals of the proposition are
.worthy?
Perhaps he thinks that his own candidacy for the
minority nomination appeals to voters who love fair
play and publicity In their politics. Xet if he does,
why should a majority of the Republican City Central
Committee hold a caucus and map out a programme
whlclas aroused the protests of Republican voters
In every iart of the city?
No one believes that half of the truth concerning the
fusion deal has come out Every "practical" politician
connected with the combination winks significantly
and talks of "easy times ahead." Is this the sort of
fusion Kerens expects to enthuse country Republicans?
Or perhaps he would advise Republicans out In the
State to seek frequent conferences with Bill Phelps
while arranging the details of a fusion? That has
been the plan adopted in St Louis. The trio Phelps,
Kerens and Meriwether have seen enough merit in
the cause of each other to unite their forces against
the Democratic party and the better element In the
Republican organization.
If this Is the sort of fusion from which the National
Committeeman expects to receive a United States
;Senatorship, he mistakes tho temper of the average
Missouri voter. It appeals to no sense but that of the
sordid selfishness of spoilsmen, and there has never
.yet been a time when that could prove the dominaat
factor in this Slate.
THE BROOKFIELD POLITICIAN.
When partisanship runs mad truth suffers. A Re
publican organ in trying to picture Superintendent of
Schools Carrington as a Democratic Juggernaut says
that "he has done more to ruin the public schools of
Missouri, to lower the standard of teachers and to bull
doze .them, than any other man the State has ever
known."
Every parent In Missouri who reads this statement
will laugh and wonder what the Republicans offer in
exchange for the man who has "rained the public
schools." On the side of tho facts It is known that
the schools were never in such a good condition. On
the ,6ide of politics It happens that J. U. White of"
Brookfleld Is the man whom the Republican slate
makers have chosen to lead this defamatory fight
against the Missouri schools. What are his ideals?
Is he known as a broad-gauged and thorough edu
.cator? If so, the fact cannot be discovered. He was
boosted before the Republican Convention as a sharp
politician, not too nice In his methods. And that is
his reputation In Brookfleld.
To make an Issue out of nothing; he has tried to
tell assembled school teachers that free text-books
would follow his election as Superintendent of
Schools, though he knows, or should know, that unless
the money is forthcoming he could do absolutely noth
ing towara securing this improvement; and that every-i?
body in the State is In favor of supplying text-books
free ns soon as there is money enough.
Free text-books will not be given until the money
Is provided by taxation. White ignores this feature
of the proposition In his effort to make political capi
tal. He wants office and does not stop at any mis
representation In his efforts to get it Missouri does
not care for that sort of a Superintendent of Schools.
HOW TO REVISE TnE TARIFF.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw's ingenuous con
tention that a large Republican majority should be
returned to the next Congress In order to Insure a re
vision of tho tariff without delay will strike the aver
age voter as being a brilliant example of humor In
politics.
Surely the Secretary must have been Inwardly
tickled when he advanced this reason for Republican
victory at the polls. His argument, however, was
made with a straight face, and was to the effect that,
with such a majority, there would be "ample courage
to do what is wisest and best." A party with a big
majority Is so much braver, Mr. Shaw maintains. Un
der such conditions, he said, the Republican leaders
would confer with representative business men and
revise the tariff In short order.
Tho average reader will be so occupied with the
fun of Secretary Shaw's theory that he will forget to
resent its reflection on the intelligence of American
voters. Oh, certainly, the Republican party will re
vise the tariff promptly and willingly if only a big
Republican majority is returned to the next Congress.
To be sure, to be sure, why haven't we realized this
great truth sooner? The Republican party has jut
been waiting till its Congressional majority is big
enough, that's all, of course. It is wild to "revise the
tariff In short order" In fact, it lies awake o' nights
yearning to do so. It had a whopping big majority
in tho last session of Congress, but not big enough,
don't you know. Give it a regular sockdolager ma
jorityand then you just wait and see.
There may be other comical developments during
the present campaign let us hope there will be but
It Is safe to say that nono will equal this of the Shaw
argument for tariff revision via a big Republican ma
jority. The Secretary of the Treasury should be en
couraged to the most ample participation in the cam
paign if he is capable of duplicating so distinguished
an achievement in the line of political humor. In his
now character he is emphatically a potent factor In
sustaining the gayety of nations.
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HELP THE FRESH AIR MISSION.
There should be a prompt and generous response
to the appeal of the Fresh Air Mission for the fundB
necessary to defray the expenses of the admirable
charity work done by that organization in behalf of
the poor children of the tenement districts.
Owing to the fact that this has been an exception
ally cool summer there has been a popular misconcep
tion as to the needs of the Fresh Air Mission man
agement The truth now faced by the Mission work
ers Is that, while they have conducted regular excur
sions and country outings as in past seasons, bene
fiting the closely-housed tenement children as before,
they have not received the same financial support
from the public.
The result is that the Fresh Air Mission now con
fronts a deficit for the summer work of 1002. This
deficit should be overcome by contributions from all
who know and appreciate the amount of good done
by the organization. It must be remembered that the
Mission work Is conducted with singular economy.
There are no salaried officers, no paid employes, no
headquarters rent; practically no expense account
save the actual cost of the excursions. It is the aim
of the management so to work that every dime con
tributed shall mean a day's outing for some little
child of the poverty flats.
A charity so truly helpful, conducted on such a
basis, must not be permitted to suffer. A cool sum
mer has not lessened tho demands upon the Fresh
Air Mission's beneficence. These demands have been
fully met The Mission now needs the money with
which to defray the expense of Its summer's 'work.
It must necessarily appeal to the charitable public.
The appeal should not be in vain.
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ST. LOUIS'S SHOE INDUSTRY.
St Louis has excellent cause for pride In the show
ing of growth made by the great shoe manufacturing
houses of this city, a record that indicates almost be
yond question the certainty of gaining first place In
this important Industry within a very short time.
According to a bulletin just issued by tho Census
Bureau at Washington, and covering the facts in tho
shoe trade up to 1900, St Louis at that time led the
entire United States in the matter of increase in the
manufacture of shoes, the increase being 54,000,000,
or 100 per cent, since 1S90.
Secretary Saunders of the St Louis Business Men's
League, bringing these figures up to date, announces
that in 1901 St Louis manufactured $10,000,000 worth
of shoes, with total sales aggregating $43,500,000, this
constituting another 100 per cent increase In the total
manufacture of shoes and, this time, within a period
of two years.
Such an exhibit of growth Is unparalleled and Is
full of the brightest promise for the future of this
great industry in St Louis. The local houses engaged
in this line, whose names are known throughout the
Union, are to be congratulated upon their achievement
Their enterprise and energy, combined with an Intelli
gent recognition of St Louis's superior facilities as a
distributing point, furnished the qualities necessary to
a record so remarkable in the annals of trade.
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MUNICIPAL LIGHTING PLANT BILL.
When the bill prepared by President Phillips of the
Board of Public Improvements, providing for the crea
tion of a sinking fund to defray the cost of a mu
nicipal lighting plant, is Introduced in the Municipal
Assembly It will deserve a unanimous support In both
houses.
This measure has been framed by President Phillips
under the clearest possible understanding of the needs
of St. Louis and of the financial aspects of the problem
of establishing a municipal lighting plant.
Mayor Wells is heartily In favor of the bill. Comp
troller Player, with whom President Phillips has taken
counsel, has assured him of the city's ability to meet
the cost of such a plant through the creation of a
sinking fund.
The fund thus created will, within six years,
amount to enough to pay for the plant desired. This
plant may be constructed and ready for operation
within one year. The lighting contracts now In force
have seven years to run.
It will be seen that now Is the time to act on the
proposition urged by tho President of the Board of
Public Improvements. There should be no delay In
passing a bill satisfactorily providing for a municipal
lighting plant
ROOSEVELT TOO MUCH A DEMOCRAT.
In the monopoly trusts' resentment of President
Roosevelt's recent speech on the,trust issue, In which
he recommended Government supervision of monopo
listic corporations, authorized, if necessary, by an
amendment of the Constitution, there Is renewed
proof of the arrogance of these concerns.
It Is politically Instructive that the multimillion
aire trust magnates are thus hostile to the idea of j
Government supervision and regulation of the busi
nesses which they, control. Enjoying special prlvi-'
leges that are, under existing conditions, unjust; that
encroach upon the rights of the people and that de
mand authoritative action in defense of the people's
rights, they do not propose that their vast and dan
gerous powers shall bo curtailed. They have, to all
Intents, "blacklisted" President Roosevelt for daring
to suggest such a thing.
Significant Is it, also, that the Republican party
machine is panic-stricken at this anger of the trusts
and that it undoubtedly bitterly deplores President
Roosevelt's utterances. Chairman Babcock of tho Re
publican Congressional Campaign Committee, wo are
told, is at his wits' end to devise means of placating
the offended trusts and thereby securing their ac
customed contributions to the Republican campaign
slush-fund. Mark Hanna is in a state of grumpy dis
approval of all action calculated to restrict the power
and privileges of the trusts, even still cherishing re
sentment against Mr. Babcock for having once at
tempted to place steel on the free list. It is felt that
President Roosevelt's fearless honesty may prove
immediately disastrous to the Republican party. A
strong anti-Roosevelt sentiment has accordingly man
ifested Itself within that organization.
Present indications point to tho likelihood of a
presidential humiliation even greater than that in
flicted by Ills party's successful opposition to his ad
vocacy of the Cuban reciprocity bill. The Republican
party as controlled by nanna will never go counter
to the will of the trusts. If Mr. Roosevelt refusc3 to
serve the trusts he will be retired at the earliest mo
ment practicable. Nevertheless, he has already served
the people well in the movement against tho trusts.
Ho has emphasized the truth that effective action to
restrict the trust evil can come only from the Demo
cratic party.
ST. LOUIS GIRL WHO WAS
HONORED AT SOUTH HAVEN.
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HOW TO SHOW GOOD FAITH.
It la reported on seemingly reliable authority that
the subcommittee of the Republican State Committee
having in charge the settlement of the situation in
this city has determined to take a stringent course In
dealing with tho men who have tried to sell out tho
party to Messrs. Phelps, Meriwether and Kerens.
Until definite confirmation of this report appears in
the shape of executive action by the final authorities
of the party, Judgment regarding the good intentions
of the so-called better element of Republicans must be
withheld.
For the sako of clean politics It is hoped that the
load of Ziegenhelnism which the party has carried for
the past few years will be shaken off in such a fashion
that no possible chance of its rehabilitation will re
main. Unless this Is done tho people cannot be ex
pected to consider Republican platform professions.
The character of the politicians In charge of the local
campaign would remain the determining influence in
the minds of voters.
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The Republic has advised the Star to let the School
Fund issue alone. Tho Globe and the Republican
State Committee are trying to pretend that they have
forgotten the "loot" They seem to have dumped that
ugly job of slander on the Star. The latter, with the
blundering zeal of a novice, is pegging away at the
task and Is making a fool of itself. Yesterday it
lengthily nrgucd that the school bonds are invalid.
They are just as valid as any other bonds. But sup
pose they were not; the single issue would then be a
correction of phrase which would make them valid.
This the proposed constitutional amendment would
accomplish. The only logical inference from the Star's
article Is cither that tho constitutional amendment
ought to be passed or that the School Fund obligation
of the State should he repudiated and the schools de
prived of the Income. Which horn docs the Star
prefer?
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In attempting to conduct a campaign on a basis of
manufactured myths charging Democratic administra
tions with wholesale looting of the School Fund and
with crooked bookkeeping alleged to cover other dis
crepancies amounting to millions of dollars, the Mis
souri Republican organization has "boomeranged"
Itself. The people of Missouri have seen the State's
slanderers convicted of malicious misrepresentation on
every one of these charges, and the penalty of such
misdeeds is now being visited upon the guilty. Tho
final reckoning will be held at the polls in November,
at which time Missouri's Republican maligners will
hear from an Indignant commonwealth In a manner to
forever convince them of the error of their ways.
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Census tabulators are too slow to keep .up with St
Louis. Shoo manufacturing has doubled its product
here since the year covered by the census returns.
St Louis Is now probably second among shoemaking
cities and this year may see it first as a distributing
center unless Boston takes a spurt
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RECENT COMMENT.
Clubmen and CInbi.
Onlooker.
What Is a clubman? A stock broker is a man who buys
or sells stock3. A butcher Is a man who sells meat. A
tailor Is a man who makes clothes. It would follow, nat
urally, that a clubman is one who buys or sells or makes
clubs. The word confronts readers of the daily prints
with a frequency that manifests its peculiar fascination
for tho conductors of the said prints. More often than
not, the unfortunate Is dubbed a "well-known clubman."
If ho bo well known, why take the trouble to say so? Ho
might, with equal propriety, bo described as a well-known
householder or a. well-known benedict, or a well-known
bachelor. There is no Justification for the use of the
word In this sense. While It may be Intended as a badgo
of distinction, it serves to stamp the user as one devoid
of good tasto and tho owner of boundless inexperience.
To bo a member of a club is not a matter which calls
for comment A club. In the ordinary sense. Is one of
the ordinary features of tho average man's life. He seeks
It just as he seeks his home. In It he expects to find
quite as much privacy, so far as the public is concerned,
as at home, though it may be of a different quality. Tho
fact that he Is a member concerns none but himself and
his fellow-members. If a club were without privacy. It
would be called by some other name; did It crave publici
ty for what occurred within Its walls. Its mission would
be foreign to the spirit as well as the letter of the guild's J
law. Tho club, like -many other popular Institutions, was of
humble beginning. Aubrey wrote In 1K3: "We now use the
word clubbe for a sodality In a tavern." In the early
stages of club life the word signified a common fund as
well as a select coterie. Pepys wrote: "We dined at a
French house, but paid 10 shillings for our part of the
club."
Library Censorship of Juvenile Literature.
Atlantic Monthly for September.
Therefore, while two opinions may exist as to the pro
priety of censorship on the part of a library in dealing
with adults there can hardly be disagreement as to the
Importance of the utmost caro In the choice of books
purveyed to children. Too often the books owned by the
average child, even In good circumstances', are acquired
at Christmas, the gift of an undlscrlmlnating uncle or an
aunt whose eye has been caught by the illustrations at a
bargain counter. The books frequently present neither
good literature nor good morals. No such laxity can be
charged to th conscientious children's librarian. She re
gards her work with due the carping bibliographer says
with undue seriousness. For her the professional library
schools have established a special course of training ntting
her to work with children. Before admitting a book to
the collecUon sho cxanlnes it with scrupulous care, aim
ing to purchase for recreative reading only those which
are entertaining, wholesome in tone, and decently well
written. As to the interest of a book, she Is not content
with her own judgment solely, but often consults the
opinions of the children themselves. So Important Is this
matter of selection considered, that librarians are at work
compiling a co-cperative list of children's books which shall
have the benefit of the criticism and experience of many
experts.
buque. are expected home the latter pirt
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Weinfurter. Jr.. or
New Orleans are visiting May G. Ryan of
Vernon avenue.
The Misses Essie and Nina Faurotf of
Osceola. Mo., arc visiting in the city, as
guests of Miss Belle Forse cf No. 1311
Clara ae.
Mrs. Louis C. Bessan of No. 1130 Aubert
avenue, ha returned from a visit to Chi
cago and Milwaukee.
Doctor and Mrs. Erapsford Lewis have
arrled horn" after a vacation at Harbor
Point and Charlevoix, Mich.
Miss Sallie Rlattner of Cook avenue haa
returned from a two months" pleasure trip
to Colorado.
Mrs. J. D. FitzGibbon and daughter
Louise of No. -IGIO Berlin avenue are spend
ing the month of August in Somerville,
Mich.
nivnit outixg.
Frank Bodes. t;TAOIN
An outing on the river to Cape Girardeau
and Commerce was enjoyed by a party from
the South Side, chaperoned by Mrs. J.
Brandenburger. Dancing, music and a.
watermelon party were enjoyed on tho
boat. A tally-ho party In a farm wagon
was given in the country. Among those la
the party were:
MiFses
C. r Van Graaflel- E. W. Branden
lfli.il, burger.
Walter Bavlngton.
Messrs.
Margaret Schaan. Etta Ohm,
Edna Hammerstein,
MISS ESTELLE KITFrERLB.
Of St Louis, who has been chostn first maid of honor to Mrs. Samuel H. Darby, Queen
of the Water Carnival, to bo held at South Haven.
Miss Laura Donnell was wedded to D'Arcy
Paul Parhaus at Festus, Mo., Tuesday.
The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Donnell of Testus. Mr. Parhaus is
professor of English In the State University
at Moscow, Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Parhaus
are registered at the Laclede Hotel. They
will leave shortly for Moscow, where they
will reside.
PING-PONG PARTY.
Miss Claudia Baum cf No. 4053 Cook ave
nue on Monday evening entertained in
honor of Miss Etta Buxbaum of Memphis,
Tenn. Among the features of tho evening
were a ping-pong contest, which was n
Joyed by the young ladles, after which reci
tations were rendered by Miss Claudia
Baum. Miss Blrdlo Myers. Miss Fannlo
Gates and Joe Seelig. The hostess, assisted
by her mother and Mrs. Rosenstein. served
refreshments.
Among those present were
Misses-
Dena Bretcher,
Clara Nolle.
Lily Franz,
Ella Herman.
Lydia Ferber,
Lillian Ferber,
Anna Chott.
Gertrude Farnham.
Lizzie Kuntz.
Olga Kuntz.
Helen Becker.
Jennie Soheusler,
Emma Kurblanch,
3IISS GABRIEL ENTERTAINS.
Miss Dora Gabriel of No. 1941 Congress
street entertained friends at her home Mon
day evening in honor of her cousin. Miss
Lena Darmstatter. who is visiting her from
the East. Mr. Eugene Wagner rendered
vocal selections. Music, games and dancing
were indulged In. Thoso present were:
Misses
Etta Buxbaum,
Memphis, Tenn.
Claudia Baum,
Annie Wise,
Fannie Gates,
Fannie Wise.
Lillian Vogcl,
Messieurs
SIg. G. Gelbart
Joe Seelig.
Moe Selig.
Joe Rosenstein,
Ben Kaufman,
Al. Mandle,
.SURPRISE HYVX PARTV.
V surprise lawn party was tendered Miss
Emma Kerblanch at the home of her par
ents. No. 2s20 Texas avenue, Saturday
evening. The guests were:
Birdie Myers,
Rc-e Jncobv.
Sarah Jacoby.
Gertie Rosenstein,
Ijl ona Frank,
Edith Lazar.
J. Singer.
Als Rindkopf.
Ben Lazar.
L-ster Blackford,
Winthrop Moses,
Clarence Wise.
Messieurs
William Wessler,
Johnnie Butts, .
Henry Xelle.
Louis Gausch.
Walter Gocrisch.
Herbert Iogan,
Edwin Kurblanch,
Guy Robinson.
Edwin Schorr,
Herman Schorr,
Misses
Alice Kurblanch.
Fred Baerman,
William Your,
Edward Zlmmer.
Silas Murray.
Louis' Ebling.
Charles Pfeiffer.
Charles Wclnert,
Louis Herman.
Raj mond Pickers,
Julius Nocke.
Josephine Chott,
Martha Block,
Marie Zeis.
Elizabeth Block.
Mayme Utz,
Messrs.
Matt Kredell,
Tony Arand.
Will Zamzon,
E. A. Campton,
RECEPTION FOR MISS KING.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Brooks enter
tained In honor of Miss Maud King of
Memphis Tuesday evening. Those present
were:
Marie Block.
Lena Darmstatter,
Dora Gabriel,
E R. Wagner.
Will Boerner.
Theo. Vlerheller,
Charles Spencr.
Misses
Maud King.
Jaquelinc Parker.
Zelda Slack.
Clara Miller,
Messrs.
R. B. Haughton,
Avery Webb,
Byrd Miller,
PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Mae Davln of Moberly, Mo . Is vis
iting her friend. Mi:3 Estello Illrshman of
No. 4210 Chouteau avenue.
Virginia Maren of
Memphis.
Ethel Weatherford
Memphis.
II. Cocke.
Frederickson,
Sugden, j
J. R Lanlgan. T. Burke, J. V. Lanlgan
and W. J. Walsh have returned from a
visit to the Misses Lynch, near Wellsville.
Miss Kathryn Mllllgan of Baton Rouge,
La.. Is visiting Miss Annie Hanlck of La
clede avenue.
Mrs. W. M. Smith and sister. Miss Kath
ryn Doyle, who, with Master Walter Smith,
have been for the past two weeks at Du-
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
EXTRACT FROM! "THE DESERTED VILLAGE.''
NEWS CF THE CITY CHURCHES,
G roil mi Broken for New .Comptori
Heights Christian Church.
Ground has been broken for the new
Coropion Heights Christian Church, to ba
located at the comer of California and St.
Vinrent avenues. The building is i'j b
completed 1 February next. It will cost
oonipletp. about S12.0X. will have a seating
capacitv of 410 anil will have all the ac
cs,orie.s of the up-to-date church. It will
be erected under the supervision of Archi
tect W. A. Cann. and will be built oC
pressed brick, with cut stone trimmings.
The Ladies Aid Society of the church
has arrange! a music and literary enter
tainment to be given at the chapel to-night,
proceeds of which will go toward the build
ing fund. Miss Harriet Brooks of Colorado
Springs, Colo, will gie several recitations',
and Mi3 Alice Lynt violinist, will eso
take part. Other well-known artists In that
part of the city will also participate.
Reverend W. A Mcloan. pastor of tha
East St. Louis Christian Church, has re
signed his pastorate and has accepted tha
position of Stat? Sunday-schocl super
intendent of Mlssisc-ir-pl under the direc
tion of the State Christian Bible Associa
tion. He will enter upon his new work Oc
tober 1. During his East St. Louis pas
torate of three Years about 130 have been
added to the church, and tho present mem
bership Is ffn. Tno debt of $2,200 has also
been reduced to $4A1. and the church Is In a
prosperous condition. The Christian Church
lias 140 churches in Mississippi, with a
membership of S.C'I. and Mr Meloin will ba
the first Sunday-school superintendent la
the denominational work of that State.
The gospel tent meetings in progress at
RWge and Evergreen avenues will c!os
to-morrow night. The meetings have re
sulted In tho orcanizatlon of a mission
Sundav school, with an enrollment of sixty
five, nnd much good has been accomplished
in the rcvli ed condition of church members.
The mission will be under tho care of tha
Grace Presbyterian Church.
The Revcrenl J Tvman Boyer. pastor of
the Cook Avenue Presbyterian Church, has
returned from his vacation and will fill
his pulpit next Sunday as usual.
TWENTY-ONE WANT OFFICE.
BT GOLDSMITH.
Oliver Goldsmith, sen of a Church of England clergyman, was born In Pallas, County LorRforil.
Ireland. No ember 10. 17:8, and died In Lnndon April 4. 1774. He was a craduite of Trinity College.
Dublin, and studied medicine nt Edinburgh. Ho w rote poems, dramas and histories, and made
money thereby, but did not save it.
The preacher referred to may have been the peers father or his brother Henry.
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EAR yonder copse, where once the garden smiled.
And still where many a garden-flower grows wild.
There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose,
Tho village preacher's modest mansion rosfj.
A man ho was to all tho country dear.
And passing rich with forty pounds a year;
Remote from towns he ran his godly race.
Nor e'er changed, nor wished to change, his plac.
Unskilled ho to fawn or seek for power
By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour;
Far other alms his heart had learned to prize.
More bent to raise the wretched than to rise.
His house was known to all the vagrant train;
He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain;
The long-remembered beggar was his guest.
Whose beard descending swept his aged breast.
The ruined spendthrift, now no longer proud.
Claimed kindred there, and had his claims allowed;
The broken soldier, kindly bado to stay.
Sat by his fire, and talked the night away.
Wept o'er his wounds, or, tales of sorrow done.
Shouldered his crutch, and showed how fields were won.
pleased with his guests, the good man learned to glow,
And quite forgot their -.Ices in thwir woe.
Careless their merits or their faults to scan.
His pity gave ere charity began.
Thus to relievo the wretched was hl3 pride.
And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side;
But In his duty prompt at every call.
He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all;
And. as a bird each fond endearment tries
To tempt Its new-fledged offspring to the skies.
He tried each art. reproved each dull delay.
Allured to brighter worlds, and led tho way.
Beside the bed where parting life was laid.
Anil sorrow, guilt and pain by turns dismayed.
The reverend champion stood. At his control
Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul;
Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise,
And his last faltering accents whispered praise.
At church, with meek and unaffected grace.
His locks adorned the venerable place;
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
And fools who came to scoff remained to pray.
The service past, around the pious man.
With steady zeal, each honert rustic ran;
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
And plucked his gown to share the good man's smile.
His ready smile a parent's warmth expressed;
Their welfare pleased him, and their cares distressed;
To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given.
But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven;
As seme tall cliff that lifts its awful form.
Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm.
"Though round Its breast the rolling clouds are spread.
Eternal sunshine settles on Its head.
Xames Presented for the Repnb
licnn Direct Primary.
Twenty-one Republicans have filed with
the Board of Election Commissioners notica
of their candidacy for various offices. Tha
names will go before the voters at tha t
Republican direct primary election.
The names of candidates and the offices
they seek follow: Louis Huber. No. 5323
North Broadway, Constable. Eighth Dis
trict; August A. Aegeter. No. 514 St. An
thony street. Justice of the Peace. Third.
District; Henry Westerman. No. 913H Pino
street. Justice. Fifth District: Charles.
Boettger. No. 171SA South Twelfth street.
Justice, Second District; Sigmund L. Kra
mer. No. 161S Market street. City Central
Committeeman. Fourteenth Ward; Georga
D. Schaefer. 2S15 Dickson street, same ofilce.
Twentieth Ward; Norman L. Florsheltn.
No. 1?3' Olive street, same ortlce. Fifteenth
Ward; Fred W. Klein?. No. 19i3 East Warna
avenue, same offlce. First Ward; John B.
Owen, No. 12u6 Morrison avenue, sama
offlce. Sixth Ward; Henry Froeckman. No.
9131- Pino street, same office. Fourth W ard;
Louis Becker. No. 1716 South Fourteenth
J street, same omce. teventn varu; jamra
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State Senator. Thirty-fourth District; John
B. Loftus. No. 2T21 Thomas street. Stata
Representative. Fourth District: Albert H
Heltmever. No. 1417 Market street, sama
offlce. Third District; Frank OrfT. No. 2S1X
Locust street, same office. Sixth District.
S. M. Burke. No. 601 North Levee sama
office. Thira District: John Mlschel, No. 1315
South Third street, same offlce. Second Dl-
trlct: August Glslcr, No. 2610 Market street.
Congressional Committeeman, fourteenth:
Wart. Twelfth District; Jeff C. Covington.
No. SOS North Twenty-tlrst street, sama
offlce. Fifteenth Ward. Twelfth .District,
rinrles J Decker. No. 1222 South Nintn
str?e? same office' Sixth Ward Twelfth ,
Tiistrict and E H. Lotfhager, No. 1719 Mor
?an stree". same office. Fourth Ward.
Twelfth District.
FIRE IN WHOLESALE ST0R& ,
Flames Did ?3,000 Damage at But-,
ler ltros.' Establishment.
Firo in Butler Bros.' store at Nos. 1221-21 j
Washington nveuuu j ..; uij "'";""":
caused damage to stock of $1,000 and $2,000
to thu building. The damage Is fully cov
ered by ir-Mirance. ...
The fire started on the fifth floor and 13
supposed to have been caused by spon
taneous combustion.
3015 Finney Ave.
This day. at auction, by A. A. Selkirk
Co.. Furniture. Carpets. Oak and V alnus
Bedroom Suits. Mahogany Wardrobe, Ma
jestic Range, Folding Bed, Etc
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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
rrom The Republic. August 2. 1S77.
A fight was made in the City Coun
cil on the appointment of Charles
Ffclffor to be Street Commissioner.
Tho nomination was withdrawn by
Mayor Ovcrstolz. John W. Turner
was selected fur the offlce.
Tho Public School Board met and
received the resignations of the fol-
O lowlng-named teachers: Ida May
O George. Sallio E. Warner. Helen A.
O Sharer and Mary Shea. Indefinite
leave of absence was urauira iuuiu
a ., nun,. Ella F. Josclyn. Bertha E.
O Schumacher, Sallie P. Eight. Fran-
cis A Sccor, Prlscilla Dudley, D. J.
Snyder. George E. Berry and Alice E.
a Ill.tnVif
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. A movement was Inaugurated be-
. fore the Board of Health to compel O
O all house owners to put in sewer con- O
ncctions- More than half the build-
ini;3 In at- -i-ouis wero not connected
, with sewers.
The death of the veteran actor and
.. mnnnirer. Ben De Bar. occurred. Ho
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was extremely popular and during his
illness no less than eleven physicians
O waited upon him. They were Doc-
tors John T. Hodge, T. F. Prewllt, P.
4 G. Robinson, A. P. Lankford, J. K.
Bauduy. H. H. Mudd, E. W. Jameson.
O A. C. Robinson, Charles E. Michel,
George HIman and A. J. Steele. An
4 autopsy showed that the actor's brain
weighed Sl ounces.
4 Martin Hefferman. pago In tha
O Mayor's office, was nicknamed Char-
O ley Ross by Sergeant McGrew, who
said that "Martin, tho little Imp,
could never bo found when he was
wanted.
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