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8 THE BEJPUBLIC: TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 19.02. m .y . h it I I ' I I' m Q?HE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP & CO. Charles .W. Knapp. President and General Manager. George L. Allen, Vice President. W. B. Carr. Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. OtEPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. DAILT AXD SUNDAY SEVEN' ISSUES A WEHK. By Mail In Advance Postage Prepaid. "One year. J6.M Bix months 3.00 Three months L50 Any three days, except Sunday one year. 3.09 Sunday, -with Magazine 2.00 fipedal Mai! Edition. Sunday .1.73 Sunday Magazine 1.2 BY CARRIER. ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only 6 cents Per -week, dally and Sunday ...........'.....11 cents TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE, published Monday and Thursday one year. J1.0O Remit by bank draft, express money order or registered letter. I Address: THE! REPUBLIC. St. Louis, Mo. GTReJectcd communications cannot be returned under Eny circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo., as second clasa matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. PER COPY. XZght, ten and twelve pa?es 1 cent Sixteen, eighteen and twenty pages Z cents for one or 3 cents for two papers Twenty-two or twenty-eight pages 2 cents ffhlrty pages 3 cents TELEPHONE NUMBERS. BelL Klnloch. Countlng-Room Main 301S A GT5 Editorial Reccptlon-Room Park 154 A 67t TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1902. iToL 95 No. Oi CIRCULATION DURING AUGUST. W. B. Carr, Business Manager of The St. Louis Re public, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete rcple. of the Dally and Sunday Republic printed during the month of August. 1M2, all in regular edi tions, was as per schedule below: pride In his skill and In the quality of his -work. He certificates of Indebtedness are all canceled, Jnst as Is ambitious to achieve comfort for himself and those other bonds have been and are being canceled. dependent upon him. lie feels that there Is room for him at the top If he develops the ability and energy necessary to rise. Xot only would this hlRher rate of taxation con tinue, but the Income to the schools would bo re duced. As the certiflcares are retired the Dtoceeds ItlKht here, perhaps is the explanation of the su- would be invested In United States bonds, which periority of the American over the British workman, j would be bought at a premium and which would The latter has not the same Incentive to make the yield only 2 per cent Income instead of the 5 and 0 best of himself. He is lorn in a certain class, and per cent now derived from the ccrtlDcates of in- there he must remain. The English industrial system . debteduess. Date. Copies 1 . . . ........ .lift,, ..O 2 lKJ.S'.K) 3... 119.230 4 115,020 1 Xayl OO ft.. . . . . ......115,550 7 11S.3U0 H 115,720 110,520 20.. .... ......120,050 11 1 15.20O 3 115,500 33.. 115,300 3-1.. 215.0M) 35 115,000 30 110,200 Total for the month. 8,000,300 Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or filed 70,203 Dte. Copies 17 ... .118,800 18 11-4,180 10 114,910 0 llSftSO 21 115,030 22 114,410 SX jLXfll 24........ .. . .118,000 25 115,400 20 ...... HDVHO 27 114,840 2S 115,100 20 115,050 30.. 210,030 31 117,0-0 Net number distributed 3,530,187 Average dally, distribution 11377 And said W. B. Carr further says that the number cf copies returned and reported unsold during the month of4August was 6.45 per cent. " W. B. CARR, Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of July, 1302. J. F. FARISH. Notary Public, City of St. Louis, Mo. Hy term expires April 25. 1S05. WORLD'S J 904 FAIR ... THE BLUE TO HELP THE GRAY. Commander-in-Chief Torrance of the Grand Army of the Republic has Issued a letter addressed to the members of that organization which Is so happily significant of fraternity between the veterans of the Blue and the Gray as to constitute an epochal utter ance. This letter calls on Grand Army men to financially assist a movement now under way In the South to establish a national Confederate Home for the shelter of needy veterans who fought for the Lost Cause. The details of the movement are stated In Com mander Torrance's letter. In an accompanying cir cular he tells of a visit which be recently made to the Grand Army Departments of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and of the friendly relations existing between the old soldiers of the North and SouiL In these States. Commander Torrance's letter should be hailed throughout the entire country with the irofoundest emotion of thankfulness for the conditions which it shows to be now existent It is a manful utterance, full of respect and sympathy for the old Confederates in whose behalf It is written. Its keynote is found In the expression of the splendid truth that "it is within the power of the surviving soldiers of the great war to make fraternity a national anthem, loyalty a national creed and charity a national virtue." To the veterans of the Civil "War it must surely appeal with mag netism, each side being now freed of the hate and bitterness of war times. To the younger generation it gives official notice that the country is again united as, one country. "The same spirit that prompted the issuance of such a letter will doubtless cause a Grand Army re sponse that shall prove how correctly Commander Torrance has estimated the temper of that organiza tion. The consequent spectacle of the veterans of the Bluo assisting to relieve the necessities of their old-time enemies of the Gray will be one of the finest in American history. The Republic earnestly calls the attention of Its readers to Commander Torrance's letter In another column of to-day's paper. '' THEY WILL BE WELCOME. In the event of the annexation sentiment In the British West Indian Islands of Jamaica and Trinidad leading to authoritative overtures from the planters and business men of those islands there would doubt Jess be a prompt American willingness to open nego- -tiatlons with England looking to a transfer of own ership. -Naturally enough, the fact that their markets are Ithe United States has revealed to the Jamaicans Hd other West Indians the advantage coming from annexation to the United States. It would, in all likelihood, be as profitable for Jamaica and Trinidad t-ior Cuba to become a part of this country's West Indian possessions, and it would unquestionably be to cor advantage. The only point to be insisted upon is that these islands voluntarily seek to be annexed. The Porto Blcans celebrated the beginning of American rule by Bervlces of thanksgiving in their churches. Cuba will be welcome indeed when she asks for annexation, ffhe British West Indies may also count on a hearty 'American co-operation if they desire to change their allegiance from England to the United States. The West Indies should be American territory. e AMERICAN AND BRITISH WORKMEN. 'According to the finding of an English Investigator, Jtr. J. S. Jeans, a member of the commission sent by the British Iron Trade Association to examine Into 'American industrial conditions, the superiority of the American to the British workman Is too marked to be denied. Mr. Jeans believes that this is dee to the fact that tfco American has better habits. He Is not shiftless and Indifferent, as is his British fellow. He does not drink intoxicants so freely. He takes an exceeding is such that the workers are not ttimulated to their best endeavor. Individual Initiative Is not encour aged. As a result. British manufacturers fail to com pete successfully wirh Americans. Their most Im portant "material." i to speak, which is the work man. Is inferior to that with which they have to com pere. In this fact there Is a leson for both the Ameri can and the British manufacturer. The former must devote the most generous attention to the continued encouragement of those upon the quality of whose work his success depends. Th British manufacturer must begin the development of his workmen's quali ties along American lines. The truth to be rercem- bered Is that the foundation of all successful busi nesses is laid In the ability, honesty, faithfulness and ambition of the employed. . MR. BABCOCK AND TARIFF REVISION. Chairman Babcock of the Republican Congressional Committee, who is now striving for party Miecciw in a campaign the principal isue of which is revision of the tariff. Is himself In reality on the Democratic side of that issue if he dared to display the courage of his convictions. Some time ago, before Babcock was first whipped back Into the high tariff ranks and then rewarded with his present important chairmanship, he dared to advocate a Republican revision of the tariff. He was very frank in stating why tariff revision was neces sary. He announced his firm conviction that the tariff on American-made articles, that are subject to export, should be abolished, as the tariff duties simply enable the trusts that control such articles to fir ex orbitant prices to the consumer. When Mr. Babcock thus strove for tariff revision in the recent session of Congress he was representing the sentiment of his Northwestern constituents. When he permitted himself to be party-lashed Into silence and tacit acceptance of the views of the trusts on the tariff Issue he betrayed those constituents. But the attitude of the Chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee now counts for very little. He is simply false to his own convictions and derelict in his duty to his constituents. The tariff revision sentiment of the Northwest, as of other sections of the Union, increases dally and will make Itself ef fectively felt at the polls In November. If current Indications arc reliable the American vote In the campaigns of 1902 and IOW will make sure of a revision of the tariff In the Interest of American consumers. On this issue of tariff reform the Democratic party can be held together In Its fullest strength. The party will undoubtedly receiv.e help from Republicans who have despaired of their own party's-cver taking any action that threatens to offend the trusts. The strict protectionist vote of the Republican following Is not a winning vote In this Jountry to-day. This Is because the bunko nature f high protection has become plain to the people. A revision of the tariff that shall do away with monop olies and lessen the cost of living is demanded by American voters. .-. GAMBLING AT SARATOGA. Thoughtful persons will note with uneasiness the news report sent ont from Saratoga to the effect that all gambling records have been broken during the season now drawing to a dose, the wealthy patrons of that resort being apparently "gambling-mad," as the report In question asserts. The figures given certainly Indicate that "a wild revel of gambling" has been In progress at Saratoga this summer. It is estimated, the news Item an nounces, Uiat a total of $15,000,000 has changed hands during the reason. At one sitting In the Saratoga Club some ?COO,000 was staked on games of chance. That same day In the bettlng-rinc of the Saratoga race track the crowd "played the ponies' to the tune of $SO0,O0O. This is gambling on a vast scale and Its signifi cance of the condition of the national spirit Is not re assuring. The speculative spirit carried to an ex treme Is dangerous, no matter how sound Is the basis of a country's prosperity. The gambling at Saratoga, there Is reason to fear, Is but a logical result of the greater gambling on Wall street, which so fills the souls of Its frequenters with the mania that even a summer holiday without gambling Is not to be thought of. And a people whose gambling at one summer ro sort aggregates $15,000,000 In one short season needs to put on the brakes for safety's sake. . HIGGINSON OF THE "PINAFORE." At a critical moment In the war maneuvers of the American land and sea forces along L Massa chusetts coast Admiral HIgginson, In command of the attacking fleet, made a farce of the operations by ac tion that would beem to call for official censure. The deliberate Interruption of the maneuvers for the sake of Indulging In a soclnl function a reception to the Duchess of Marlborough on board of Admiral HIgglnson's flagship, the Kearsarge was an inexcus able proceeding on lllgginson's part. That commander was, from the official viewpoint, under wartime orders and In the face of the enemy. The time for the naval attack on the land forts had arrived. Every warship in HIgglnson's fleet was ready for action, with fires heavily banked and of ficers and men momentarily expectant of the signal to move against the foe. There is little wonder that the Captains serving under HIgginson were amazed and Indignant when notified, Instead, that a reception to the Duchess of Marlborough had benn arranged and that their ships must He' Inactive while they repaired to the flagship to do the society racket. There Is little wonder that every Captain In the fleer declined the Invitation. The maneuvers became absurd under Admiral HIg glnson's conception of their comic-opera character. What was Intended to be an earnest effort to solve certain extremely Important problems of national de fense assumed a "Pinafore" atmosphere when the Duchess of Marlborough tripped onto the deck of HIgglnson's flagship and the function in her honor began. Ordinary business sene dictates the adoption of the proposed amendment. It will mean decreased taxation and Increased Income to the schools as the fund grows; while rejection will not only keep up the present rate of taxation but result in a loss or rev enue for educational purposes. The average property owner of Missouri will have no difficulty In choosing his course. t- VACATION'S BEST PART. After all, the bes-t part of a vacation Is the home coming. Henceforward the arriving trains will bear Individuals, families and parties who as they step Into the Midway at Union Station will reverently thank their Creator for home and St. Louis. Not because their vacation has been dulL Doubt less most of the returning ones have an Increased vi tality, tanned skins and the hubinrss which comes from rest and variety, but they have after all missed the best part of life. For weeks or months, as the case may le. they have been compelled to adjust themselves to environ ments which were unusual and frequently unpleasant. They have been forced to make personal sacrifices to satisfy the whims and necessities of others. They have foregone the sight of familiar faces and trusted comrades. True. It has been a cliange. but we all grow tlreil of a kaleidoscope. We all love the feeling which comes from an adjusted environment. That Is why home satisfies. It is thorp that comfort is supreme. The individual docs not clah with his fellow. The arrangements are organized to suit his habits. His morning paper Is at hand. Ills friends compose the circle of thoe whom he Is compelled to meet socially. So, why should not the returning wanderer rejoice over his home-coming? His vacation would be worth less if It were not for the culmination. Home would not be home If the vacation did not mean a contrast of discomfort and dissatisfaction. Especially true Is tills of men. After all, the man Is the great home-lover, especially If he has passed the period of nervous youth. He wants adjustment and that cannot be found outside of home. K. Local Republicanism Is In a sorry tangle and The Republic Is accused of having strenuously aided In the entanglement process. This paper has, as a mat ter of duty, pointed out to the community the objec tionable features of Republican tactics. The "lobster leadership" of the local Republican organization, how ever. Is mainly responsible for Republican woes. 9 ' RECENT COMMENT. The Spirit of the Weil, The Independent. The West has come t" realize, with the added re sponsibility of caring for its savings, that it is not a de sire for vengeance that makes capital thoughtful for its own. but common prudence that prompts business ex actness. It has absorbed with this idea the further senti ment that the investment of Eastern money in Western enterprise is worthy of encouragement, but not on speculative grounds. It boasts less and qualifies more, seeking to present its attractions on a basis of actual re turns and not on one of hopeful theory. It has given up most of its political radicalism. Populism, as a political force. Is dead. In Kansas, Its strongest foothold, the party will this year have no place on tho ballot, tho fusion" tiaket appearing as "Democratic." The same tendency Is manifest tn Nebraska and South Dakota. Even the radical legislation adopted- in the earlier days of tho party has mostly been repealed or declared uncon stitutional. The West is becoming more liberal. WILL CONTINUE PRESENT REVENUE. Thus early In the campaign the voters have de termined that the proposed Constitutional amendment relating to the School Fund must be discussed on a business basis and not by unreasoning partisanship. The people will not permit the $4,3113,000 now In the Fund to be treatc' as a butt of campaign slander. If the amendment Is adopted, the State tax will be reduced from 10 mills to 3 mills or less, as the need suggests. The man who now pays $1 a thousand on assessed valuation for the support of the schools will pay SO cents or less; certainly less as the revenue situation now appears. At the same time, the tax will yield the same rate of income to the School Fund that the tax of 10 mills now does. If the amendment is defeated, what Is the result? The 10 mills tax will continue to be assessed until the Plttbtirxrs Unbusinesslike 'Water Fotlcy. Pittsburg- Dispatch. Pittsburg proper during the past ten years has made about JWKSO.OOO proflt out of its water system, yet tho of ficials say it cannot nay for a nitration system without one bond issue of tZ.W0.VO. and another one to make good. Of course, these profits have been applied to general taxation. The revenue which this department nt present yields to the city is about W. annually. This sum appears at nrst glance to be a handsome profit, but the St. Louis Water Department is making a record that leaves no com parison between the two cities. The St. Louis correspondent of the Dispatch in submitting the schedule of water rates in that city apologizes for what he considers the high tariff, as follows: "The rates have been kept high because the city cannot Increase its indebtedness for the erection of & niter plant, and It was desired to accumulate sufficient revenue for Im provements and extensions. By April. 1903. there will be a balance of about CHO.OOO In waterworks revenue, which is estimated to be (sufficient for Installing a filter plant." Thus St. Louis buys a nitration plant out of the profits of its water business. But the surprising thing about It Is that St. Louis's schedule Is exactly half of Pittsburg. The Czarina Settled the Fncfc September Cosmopolitan. Tho Czarina is as fond of a Joke and a prank as is her lord. During last summer's visit to Kiel she and her Bister. Princess Helnrlch, were paying a visit on Sunday morning; to an art shop In the Danlsche Strasse. A crowd of lnqultl tlve citizens waited outside to see the ladles corns out, and It was a crowd which Increased every minute. Half an hour, and an hour went by. and still the expectant one3 waited In vain, until a whisper went around that the Czarina and the Princess were back a. the Schloss. On perceiving tho densencss of the crowd her Imperial Majesty asked the manager ir he had not a back exit to his house. She was told the way was barred by a low wooden fence. "Oh. we can manage that," laughed the Russian Empress. "If you can lend us a ladder." That use ful artlclo was found and placed against the boarding, and over sprang the royal ladles, thoroughly enjoying the fun. They went throush the court, reached the street on the other side, and regained the Schloss, not far away. In a few minutes. 8m $V-t -Mil MM i 9 J. TL STODDAP.T As Lachlan Campbell. "THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH" ' AT CENTURY-NEW VARIETY. It will be a bit strange If "The Bonnie Brier Bush" does not become another "Ha zel Klrke." The generation that is now young to the theater has little or no recol lection of the great vogue that the earlier play enjoyed, and is. in consequence, un moved by the notion that the Scotch drama bears a resemblance to it. Yet the qualities that made a million for "Hazel Klrke" are all present In "The Bonnie Brier BuW with the added advantage of :.:. scenic surroundings, a pleasantei dialogue and more of novelty in personages and locale. There are times in the Scotch dramatiza tion when one feels that the late Chart's W. Couldock is before one as Dunstan Klrke. and that tho unfortunate Hazel is about to be thrust forth into the night air. Mr. Stoddart and Mr. Couldock have few points in common, so It is not a question of Individual resemblance, but one of a simi larity between Lachlan Campbell and old Dunstan. An audience that filled the Century Thea ter saw the opening of the season. It was an audience of appreciation, as well ar-felgnes?. for much that was slow and un sufted to a crowd that commonly prefers lighter stuff than this tale of Drumtochty was at all times received attentive ly and with generally free and care fully placed applause. Although the excellent actor. Mr. Stoddart. Ailed the chief part. Mr. Beuben Fox. through the medium of a low-comedy character of much excellence, was the man that filled the eye at all times. Mr. Fox Is remembered for many good things under Frohman manage ment, but he has done nothing better than his funny Posty. the Drumtochty letter car rier, who outdrlnks Rip Van Winkle. Mr. Stoddart and Miss Katherlne Mulklcs. as tho daughter. Flora, have a bit cf work In the second act that means a great deal of caro and much Intensity in a brief srace. The scene Is so strong in speech and action that only their best endeavors and much j repression Keep ii irom going a me oau. At the conclusion of the act last night tho long applause brought Mr. Stoddart before the curtain many times. SInco Mr. Stoddart is not young enough to be a matinee fa vorite, nor yet so handsome as Henry Mil ler, it must have been good acting and something else that brought the crowd to Its noisy demonstration of approvaL Should you go to see "The Bonnie Briar Bush" you must keep your eye on Annie, the milkmaid, who Is a moat charming sou- brette of the mrry mountain maid variety Then you must look out for Mr. Fox as the man. not forgetting to be in your seat when tho dance corner on. Zeima Rawlston. who fain would counter feit Vesta Tllley. is one of the nicest things that evr happens to the Columbia. She offered a new repertory of songs last even ing. Cunningly made up as a boy. she sang the verses in her peculiar voice, with Its little sentimental cadences and mis chievous purls. Many of the other spe cialties were choice. The Three Dumonds. as Parisian street musicians, rendered old Instrumental favorites In a way that broucht forth a good deal of applause. Edftln Milton Royle. assisted by Mrs. Royle. presented their diverting "farce. "Captain Impudence." Arthur Demlng amused as a monologue minstrel: James J. Morton told funny stories. Among the other good things on view were Maron and Parl In an acrobatic "turn"; Rosa Lee Tyler, the Southern vo calist; Marion and Pearl in their sketch. "A Bunch of Xonsense": De Rae and Wat son, novelty dancers: Belmont and O'Brien, travesty artists; Will Murphy and Blanche Nlchol In "The Bifurcated Girl": and the Four Ollfans. This bill keeps you on the qui vive. you realize that everything Isn't played out. and you leave the theater on good terms with yourself a very happy condition of affairs. RAIN MAY INJURE COTTON. Indian Territory Farmers Fear Re sult of Wet Weather. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Muscogee. I. T.. Sept. L Rain has been falling constantly for fifteen hours and It Is feared cotton Interests will suffer ma terially If the wet weather continues. It Is estimated by cotton men that there ha- been a deterioration of 30 per cent in the cotton crop of the Indian Territory within the past three days on account of boll worms and sharpshooters. This is especially true of bottom lands. Prairie cotton is in better condition and will make a better yield. The picking season has Just openid and as soon as the rains aro over will be In full blast. The staple is excellent. Celebrated Birthday With Reunion. hepubuc special. Emngbam. 1IL. Sept. 1. H. H. Wright of this city celebrated his seventy-ninth birth day to-day with a family reunion. Mr. wricnt was cne or me nrst settlers or :ne county, and has relatives all over Southern Illinois. FROM THE GREAT POETS. THE ROSABY OF MY FEARS. BT rATHEIt RTAN. POLICE DO NOT WANT TOLL. Story of Man in London Discredit ed in Kansas City. RETCBLIC SPECIAL. Kansas City. Mo.. Sept L William George Toll, the English sol'Jier who was ar rested at Scotland Yards Saturday upon his alleged confession of the murder of Gerogo Landls in Kansas City last January, prob ably will not be brought back here. Chief of Police Hayes, after reading the state ment which purported to be his confession and comparing his assertions with known, facts surrounding the Landls killing, is in clined to place little credence In the story. Governor Dockery to-day communicated with Chief Hayes by long-distance telephone) from Jefferson City. The Governor had re ceived a message from the offices of the At torney General of the United States with, Information of Toll's arrest and Inquiry as to whether his retention was desired. The Governor asked the Chief whether the In formation against Toll was sufficient to warrant his return to the United State3 oa requisition. Chief Hayes did not give a definite an swer, but advised that Toll probably would not be wanted here. Last night the Crier talked with Herbert S. Hadley. Prosecuria Attorney, regarding the case. Afterward Mr. Hadley said he would make no Investigation of It unless requested to do so by the Police Department. Chief: Ilayes does not expect to press the case further. It has developed since Saturday that Toll's wife is still In Kansas City and that she does not believe her husband's story. It N now thought Toll made the confession in the hof that he might secure passage back to America. Chief Hayes now says he believes that the Landis slayer was one of the two ne groes who were sentenced to the Peniten tiary last April. INDIANA WOMEN WANTTO VOTE W. C. T. V. Will Mafce Determined Fight for Suffrage. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Richmond. Ind.. Sept. L Trie Woman's Chri-tian Temperance Union of the State has determined to make another fight be fore the Legislature to secure suffrage for women. Petitions will be circulated In every coun ty In the State and when they are ready for presentation a lobby of the most lnflu r ntlal women of the State will be on Twd to Insist on the passage of a suffrage law. HORSE SHOW BOXES COLLAPSE. Three Persons Are Seriously Hurt at Denver. Denver, Colo.. Sept. L By; the collapse, of a temporary stand at the horse show here this afternoon 309 persons prominent In Denver society, occupying bcxes. were pre cipitated a distance of five feet. Three were seriously hurt and many were slightly in jured. The seriously hurt are C. E. Whlttaker, Mrs. H. C. Woodward and Mrs. Edward Woodward, bruised. DIoeeaan Council to Meet. The Diocesan Council of the Queen's Daughters will meet Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at No. Ill North Sixteenth street, to make preliminary arrangements for the charitable work of the society. The officers of the general council will meet at Z o'clock. FASHION IDEA FROM FRANCE. 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Srtembr Betlew of Rolens. The books of the Bib.e themselves have experienced the narrowest escapes from what might have resulted In their total loss. The mort notable example Is that of Deuteronomy, which dlsapneared from the Jewish world for over a century The story of its rediscovery by the high priest Hezekiah during the reign of good King Joslah Is set forth In the Old Testament. Shakespeare was practically forgotten In the days when Addison wrote his "Account of the Greatest Eng lish Poets," with never n mention of the name of the very greatest. Tet it was very shortly afterwards that Shakes peare was resuscitated Fitzgerald's "Omar Khayyam" and Blackmore's "Loma Doone" dropped still-born from the press and later won a sudden popularity by accident. An Offlceseeker'a Epitaph. Philadelphia Times. Colonel J. M. Guffey. when asked if he did not some times feel like withdrawing from politics at the mere thought of the trouble Into which victory should plunge htm through the applications of offlceseekers, said he thought he could stand the trouble If he could get the victory, and then told of a politician in a Western city who had been a persistent offlceseeker unUl the day of his death. The editor of the local paper was asked by the dead man's family to prepare an epitaph. This was what be submitted: "Here lies n the only place for which he never applied." Club Membership In Serr Terlc September Fllcrlm. Looked at from the community standard. It !a also greatly to be deplored that owing to the great growth In dubs, clab membership U no longer a distinction. It con fers on a member little or no social standing, and puts upon him little. If any. sense of responsibility. Twenty year ago the obituaries of a certain New Tork millionaire wsre largely devoted to the fact that all his wealth could not buy him admission into a certain coveted dub. To-day uch an Incident would be hardly worth a mention. Men for the most part, do not know cr car who belons; to th same dub wits thenuelTea. w OME reckon their age by years. Some measure their life by art; But some tell their days by the flow of their tears. And their lives by the moans of their heart. The dials of earth may show The length, not the depth, of years, Few or many they come, few or many they go, But time is best measured by tears. Ah! not by the silver gray That creers through the sunny hair. And not by the scenes that we pass on our way. And not by the furrows the fingers of care On forehead and fare have made, Not so do we count our years: Not by the sun of the earth, but the shade Of our souls, and the fall of our tears. For the young are of ttlmes old. Though their brows be bright and fair; While their blood beats warm, their hearts are cold, O'er them the spring but winter Is there. And the old are ofttlmes young When their hair is thin and white; And they sing in age as In youth they sang. And they laugh, for their cross was light. But. bead by bead. I tell The Rosary of my years; From a cross to a crews they lead; 'Ms-well. And they're blest with a blessing of tears. Better a day of strife Than a century of sleep; Give me Instead of a long stream of Ufa . The tempests and tears of the deep. A thousand Joys may foam On the billows of all the years; But never the foam brings the lone back home He reaches the haven through tears. -5 J ceuc ayf Black and white net with white lace. Tho esprit dot is not alone dainty, but It la dur able. It Is clean, dear, stylish, natty and altogether a very natlsfactory material Handled as It Is here with garnitures and reliefs or other woven laces. It forms a most artistic as well as practical costume. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From the Reoubllc of September J. 1STT. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany reduced Its rates, permitting messages of ten words to bo sent 1C0 miles for 25 cents. Twenty-five miles was formerly tho distance limit on ten-word meraages at that price. Dock Ross of Eleventh: and Chest nut streets lived for four days with a bullet in his brain. A strike was inaugurated among undertakers" helpers. The question of conducting funerals became a se rious one. The Northwestern Singing Society gave a picnic at RInkle's Grove, near the Six-Mile House. Receptions were given Bishop Mor rin. who had Just returned from Af rica, at the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, at Sixteenth and Pine streets, and at St. John's Meth odist Episcopal Church. Locust street and En log avenue. Addresses of wel come were made by tho Reverend B. St- James Fry and the Reverend J. C Berryman. For the benefit of the Italian Cath olic Church a beautiful painting, the work of SIgnor Guillo Claare Carrera. professor cf fine arts at the Chris tian Brothers" College, was sold to Mr. Repctto. A musical was given at the home of Mrs. Stansberry on Marina and Ca rondelet avenues. Among those who took part were Misses Terrell. Geor Slna Lee. Jennie Harris, Sallle Bax ter. Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Kreuter, Pro fessor Malmene, . c. Haynes. George Heerick, D. a W.Jfelson. It was for the benefit of the Church of the Good Shepherd. lb. 7 ':,,.' uii-7i- Si-isMS 1it,'feV'T , Txr'