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ii '; THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. FEBEUARY 23, 1904. im m. CfiH THE 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. (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: DAILT AND SUNDAY-SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. One year $6 00 Six months 3.00 Three months 1.50 Any three days, except Sunday one year 3.00 Sunday, with Magazine 2.00 Special Mall Edition, Sunday 1.75 Sunday Magazine 1.25 Br CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only 6 cents Per week, dally and Sunday 11 cents TWICG-A.WEBK ISSUE. iM Published Mnnrt.-nr nnd Thitrcdnv nni vMr ..SI. 00 Remit hy bank draft, express money order or regis tered letter. Address: THE REPUBLIC, St Louis. Mo. CTRejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at St. Louis. Mo., as second class matter. DOMESTIC TOSTAGE. PER COPT. Eight, ten and twelve pages 1 cent Sixteen, eighteen and twenty pages 2 cents for one or 3 cents for two copies Twenty-two o twenty-eight pages Scents Thirty pages 3 cents TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Bell. KInloeh. Countlng-Room Main SOI? A 673 Alitor!.! Reeeptloi-Room Park 16 A 67-1 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1004. Vol. 00 No. 'J.W Cireiila-fcioTa 3D-u.Ha.sj January. W. B. Carr, Business Manager of The St, Louis Re public, being dulv sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of tho Dally and Sunday Republic printed during the month of January, 1901, all in regular editions, wis as per schedule below: Pate. x ......... n (Sunday). Cortes ...10T.SSO , ...iort.sno . ..11.5.7GO 4 103.100 B ion nso o 102,070 T ... .302 570 8 103,400 9 10.1210 10 (Sunday) 11.1,390 It 102J100 IS 101,000 13 lOl.'.mu 14 ..........1 02.780 10 102,330 10 105.U30 Total for the month Less all copies spoiled in printing, left over or filed Date. cv1- 17 (Snnrlay) 113.10(1 IS 102.010 1!) 102.780 20 102.010 SI 102.040 J.OcHJO 23 ..103.710 24 (Sunday) 114,570 25 102,040 U Hr"f3iV 27 103.530 2S 102.5U0 2!) 102,540 30 104,050 31 (Sunday) 114,050 .3,251,0-00 74,814 Net number distributed 3,170,870 Average dally distribution 102,470 And said W. B. Carr further says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of January was 7.30 per cent W. B. CARR.' Sworn to and subscribed before me this first day of February. j. F. FARISH, Notary Public. City of St Louis, Mo. My terms expires April 23, 1303. . .--. WORLD'S 1904- -PAIR THEODOOROFHOPE AND GOOSENECK BILL. The '"door of. hope" has been rendered so inviting - in Texasthat a negro rash bids fair to tear it clear off the hinges and smash its jam. Mr. Theodoorofhoiie Roosevelt, in his capacity of politician and presi dential aspirant, lias joshed the negroes of Texas into a condition of politieophobla bordering frenzy. The situation is dimly suggested by a resolution coining from the "Headquarters of the State Cen tral Committee of Roosevelt Clubs of Texas, Ter rell Texas," reciting that "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," and i signed by seven negro and five white Republican (leaders. The situation is further suggested by the f-fact that Gooseneck Bill has been summoned forth as the Moses to lead dusky Republicana out of the wilderness. Gooseneck Bill's ambition is to govern Texas with a negro machine. A good proposition to start out with is that certain truths are held to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. The proposi tion has been tried once or twice before, we believe, and has given satisfaction. It Is an especially'hap py one with which to inaugurate the Theodoorof hopc and Gooseneck Bill machine of Texas. Gooseneck Bill and a black-enameled machine would undoubtedly appeal to Mr. Roosevelt. It would be the logical development of his own idea which, by the way, is only a slight variation of the truths held to be self-evident, that all men are creat ed equal. The Roosevelt Idea is that all white men are created equal, but that colored men have a door of hope which gives them a little edge on the white men, especially in the matter of Federal appoint ments in States where the negro convention vote is valuable to the presidential aspirant who makes the appointments. . POSTS, SIGNS, BILLBOARDS. Circumstances have not developed more than spasmodic action prohibiting the defacement ot .streets and public property with obstructions and multitudinous sign-babels. Though public senti ment has not forced a reform of the abuse, the gross ness of It is not the less plain. In a block a sign protrudes beyond the building line. Soon thereafter, other merchants in the vicini ty having seen it, additional signs appear. Later the competition spreads to another block, still later to another, and it is not long until the appearance of a whole street Is marred. No merchant has gained by the innovation, for all signs protrude and none has greater prominence. As companion-sentinels to the trolley-wire posts at the sidewalk curbs, sign-bearing posts are raised along important thoroughfares. The sign posts are suggestive. They foster a conceit for stick placards and labels. And the next stejj, which is a gradua tion of the post and billboard method, is the erec tion of motley signs on the roofs and sides of favor ably situated buildings. Within a week past The Republic referred to the course adopted by the City Council of Edwardsville, III., to get rid of trespassiug posts and wooden canopies and defective board sidewalks. The mu nicipal authorities specified a time limit in which the objectionable features should be removed. In northern-central Illinois, the city authorities and boulevard associations of Quincy are setting a ' good example In endenvoring to prevent defacement of streets and posts with ugly, odd signs and posters. The newspapers of that city record aggressive action sgnlnet advertising agents of large outside corpora tions. Forbidden to carry on their work, such agents have been obliged to leave the town. The Park and Boulevard Association of Quincy has demonstrated how much good an active civic organization may do in propagating healthy senti ments for betterment and In realizing material re sults. The city had no park system a few years ago and probably only one public park, a square In the heart of town. . .j Through the efforts, primarily, of this association .. te community has acquired at least three beautiful recreation grounds, two of which are much praised by well-known metropolitan landscape architects. The association has utilized a bluff overlooking the bay and river for a water-front park in the northern part of the city, and the Indian mounds for a water front park near the southern limits. The parks are connected by paved avenues and park driveways. Following these successes, which have been achieved by system, the association turns its attention to ob trusive posts and signs. St. Louis has managed to control the protrudlng slgn nuisance and has diminished other evils, which, while insignificant in a specific case, are offensive as a general condition. It is preparing to have the wlrc-supportiug posts razed aud conduits construct ed, which will be done by extending the under ground district. The Civic Impiovcment League is doing effective work In antagonism to other imposi tions. It is necessary, however, that public senti ment should oignify an interest in public art, as well as civic art. .. CONCERNING THE COTTAGE. Surely the muuicipal government must be Im pressed with the quick expansion of the movement for prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor in the public parks. Aud, as a clergyman stated at a Sun day session of a protective association, it may be presumed that the administration, itself slraight forwuid, will respect the fceutimeuts so forcibly ami rationally expressed. Sirs. Anna Suced Cairns, the superlntcucdcnt ol Forest Patk University, has stated an example ot the pernicious influence of The Cottage, in Forest Park; and, although no other derogatory incidents have been mentioned, and though the managers ot the establishment may not be at fault, it is not a far conclusion to say that many similar illustrative cases could be cited. However, it should not In necessary to prove that The Cottage has done in jury. The principle involved is enough to support tho campaign, irrespective of any other isue. The privilege to dispense intoxicating liquor in Forest Park never should have been granted; not even to a clergyman, nor a church, nor a prohibi tion society. It should not be granted again; not even in the name of charity, if charity shoutd seek It. Aside from all discussion of prohibition or tem perance, the opposition is vital as a public-interest crusade. In bestowing the privilege to dispense in toxicating liquor In a public park, the city would, indirectly, become a real partner in the business. Such a condition ought not to exist. The city should be exemplary in all its transactions, and most particularly in affairs which do or may affect public morals. Prospective evils may also be taken into account. With the privilege applying to one park, why should it not be applied to another park, and, ultimately, why not to all parks? Why should not legislators grant the privileges to friends and party-workersV If no detriment is wrought in one park, none would be wrought in another. If the privilege is fair for any citizen or company, why should It not be fair for a friend of a legislator or a politician? It must be admitted that it is not wise to wait for condi tions of this nature to arise before combating them. They must be combated in advance, that they may not arise at all. Among the objections is the opportunity offered for wrong influences upon young people. Forest Park is frequented by thousands of women and children, and young men and ladles, every Sunday in the year. Washington and Forest Park universi ties and several schools are near the park. Setting aside these important practical objec tions, and accepting only the objections made on the general ground of good order, the privilege to sell intoxicating liquor in Forest Park, or any public park, should not be granted. The campaign begun by the Knights of Father Mathew, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Cabanne Home Protective Association and the West End Home Protective Association has the support of parents and church societies and all good citizens. It Is a worthy campaign, and a campaign that is strictly fair and reasonable. LAST DATE, MARCH FIFTH. Registration for primary purposes Is a matter which is personal to every citizen who professes allegiance to the cause of good government. The selection of fit nominees is a practical impossibility save for the magnanimity, infrequently expressed, of professional politicians unless electors slguify their preferences by voting at their primaries. After Saturday, March 5, no one will be permitted to qualify for the primary of either party. The registration must take place on or before March 5, as on that day the books will be finally closed. The Interim Is short. Therefore, If you wish to vote at your party's primary, or if you think you may wish to vote, it is imperative that you register, if you have not done so since registration has been in progress. There is only one place where you may register. That is the office of the Board of Election Commis sioners, located In the west corridor of the first floor, in the City Hall. This office is open every day from 0 o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock In the afternoon. You cannot register anywhere else, because there will be no precinct registration. You cannot register after 5 o'clock In the Afternoon, be cause the board will not take risks on night regis tration; and this is a commendable decision. The Republic advises the board to arrange to keep the office open this coming Saturday, February 27, until 5 p. m., Instead of closing at noon, and the following Saturday, March 5, until the same time. The statute regulating public offices leaves the time of closing to the discretion of the board. So, ar rangements may be made to keep open until 5 o'clock these two Saturdays. The Republic recom mends that the board do this. Electors should not defer registration. The of fice is convenient, and the force of clerks employed there is large. You should take time some day this week to-day, if possible to register, and not delay. If you delay you may disqualify yourself. As The Republic has explained, any elector whose name is entered in the general election register Is eligible to qualify for primary purposes. Any elec tor who may have moved is privileged to have his name transferred to the registers of his present pre cinct. The procedure is simple. If you desire to qualify for the primaries and If you are a good citizen you do desire to rote, and ""will vote yon should go to the office of the Election Commissioners, in the City Hall, and state your intention. You will be directed to the clerk having charge of the books of your precinct. He will see If your name Is in the general election register. Then be will put before you the primary register of your pre cinct, and you will sign In this book. This act qualifies you to vote at your party's primary. K you have moved, you will not be permitted to vote unless the Change of address is recorded in the primary books. Your name must be entered In the registers of the precinct in which you now live. If you have moved, go to the office in 'the City Hall and have the correction made In the primary regis ters. This is essential if you wish to vote. The registration is said to be large, and it is re-J marked that citizens of the best type are visiting the office. And you, too, should register. Your vote will be needed as much as your neighbor's. It is as much your duty to register and vote as it is his. Don't delay in qualifying. Register at your earliest convenience. Register to-day. . A man in commerce a success, yet not at heart commercial, whose social and family life had been the subject of favorable remark more even than his well-known business rectitude, Joseph Franklin, who died yesterday at lite suburban home, lives in the memory of his friends aud associates as a dignifying and elevating influence. It is such as Mr. Franklin, whose sense of public duty and business ethics cor responded with the beauty of his private relations, that are the chief honor, the real credit, to any city. Let us not wholly forget or lower standards so far as to depart iu community type from the "old school" of St. Louis business man. HH Several property owners have suggested that the proposed improvement of Lindell boulevard, west of Grand avenue, be deferred until after the World's Fir. At a later time, presumably, more accept able plans for the woik might be formulated. The improvement ought not be postponed until after the Exposition. Lindell boulevard is one of the prln cipal approaches to Forest Park and the World's Fair, and it should be put into the best condition. Tho cost of maintaining the street is large and has been borne by the city. Improve I.imlell boule vard, before May 1. - A well-known medium predicts that Senator Bur ton will be acquitted in his dial for bribery in St. Louis. Hi: cons tit lie n!. s might ask her for a fore cast as to his prospects for re-eleetioii. In other words, what does the medium think of Kansas? . If the will of the people demands primaries rather than conventions the will of the people must prevail. It isn't for the politicians to determine the choice, and the politicians can be made to real ize it. . The Columbia notary is not, as is stated, the first man to advertise the advantages of matrimony in tho newspapers. Hymen has used poetry in the metropolitan journals with unprecedented success. . Oklahoma has a fund of ?750,000 which is to be used In county and city improvements, and the citi zens are wondering how to spend it. They should apply at the Post-Offlce Department. To sit on your legal rights or to stand up and give the lady your seat in the car that is the ques tion which the men of St. Louis havcbefore them. An Alton concern has manufactured a bottle which will hold eighty-four gallons. For nimrods this will supply a long-experienced want. --- The coffin exhibit at the World's Fair ought to be located opposite the Model City, as a hint to non progressive citizens. .. To abolish the liquor-selling privilege Incident to Forest Park Cottage would reflect credit upon the municipality. i RECENT COMMENT. He Is a MUsoorlan. Baltimore American. The busiest place in Baltimore for tho last week has been the old McShane Foundry, at Holiday and Centre streets. There is being Installed there the newspaper print ing plant purchased In New York and Philadelphia by Mr. Charles H. Grasty, president of the Evening News Publishing Company. This plant Includes all the machinery and supplies formerly used by the Philadel phia Times, which enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most perfect and artistic papers. In a typo graphical sense. In the country. It is not on record that any other publisher In tho world save Mr. Grasty ever performed. In similar time, the feat of purchasing in distant cities, assemb ling, installing and making ready for regular use a mechanical equipment of the magnitude of that re quired for the production of the Evening News, his genius In this respect .having placed him In the front rank of enterprising, energetic Americans. Through the courtesy of Mr. Grasty and tho Even ing News Publishing Company, and under special ar rangement. The American will bo printed on the News plant until Its new home shall be ready, the enterprise displayed by the News guaranteeing that It will be the first of tho Baltimore newspapers to recover Its sub stantia form, a distinction In which It has kindly agreed to permit The American to participate. To Core Sleeplessness. Leslie's Monthly. When we are kept awake from our fatigue, the first thing to do Is to say over and over to ourselves that we do not care whether wo sleep or not. In order to Imbue ourselves with a healthy Indifference about It It will help toward gaining this wholsome Indiffer ence to say "I am too tired to sleep, and therefore the first thing for me to do Is to get rested in order to prepare for sleep. When my brain Is well rested It will go to sleep; It cannot help It, When It Is well rested It will sleep just as naturally as my lungs breathe, or as my heart beats." Another thing to re memberand It Is very Important Is that an over tired brain needs more than the usual nourishment. If you havo been awake for an hour, and It Is three hours after your last meal, take half a cup or a cup of hot milk. If you are awake for another two hours take half a cup more, and so, at Intervals of about two hours, so long as you are awake throughout the night. Hot milk is nourishing and a sedative. It is not Inconvenient to have mlllc by tho side of one's bed, and a little saucepan and spirit lamp, so that the milk can be heated without getting up. and the quiet, simple occupation of heating it Is sometimes restful in Itself. Twistlns; Titles. Reader Magazine. "Excuse me, but I'm not quite sure about the title of tho book I want. Is It "The Crockett Minister" hy Stlcklt. or Tho Stlcket Minister" by Crockett?" In this Inquiry the librarian Is at least offered an alternative. Instead of being met, as In mother case, by a point-blank demand for "The Stuck up Minister." The occupation of dealing" out books from behind a counter to satisfy an eager thirst for knowledge (or amusement) has doubtless much drud gery and tedium In it, but the relief afforded by some of the applications must pe considerable. When a reader who desires Collin's I'Queen of Hearts" asks for his "Ace of Spades," or wlrfcn "The Scarlet Letter" Is transformed Into "The Red jadge," there Is certain ly provocation for a sudden smile. It takes some shrewdness, too, to recognize "Ecce Homo" and "Ecce Deus" under "Echo of Hummo" and "Echo of Deas." "The Count of Corpus Chrtatl" Is more easily Intel ligible. ' Chinese Avrakenlnar. Collier's Weekly. Signs multiply that China Is more hospitable to gen eral European views and wishes than Russia is. The Idea that Japan has taken the only possible course In tho face of Western commerce Is Increasing among the Celestials. Forty Chinese students were recently sent by the Viceroys of Hankow and Wuchang to educa tional Institutions of Europe for the express purpose of studying military methods, railroads, mining, and International law. Thl3 is the first organized attempt by Chinese officials to take the path marked out by Jason. , International Chat Boston Herald. Uncle Sam to Johnny Crapaud Hay? Johnny Crapaud to Uncle Sam -dull Too Good for the Job. Detroit Free Press. Representative .Shafroth Impresses Us as a man who is too honest to be In politics, anyway. OLIVER F. GOODELL MARRIES MRS. ALICE BAILEY HICKSON. llfflii MI13. OLIVER FAIRBANKS GOODELL, Who was until last Saturday Mrs. Alice Bailey Hlckson. The marriage of Mrs. Alice Bailey Hlck son, daughter of John P. Ballay. former Public School Librarian, to Oliver Fair banks Goodell. only son of the late Rev erend Doctor Goodell. who was pastor of tho Pilgrim Congregational Church, took place quietly on" Saturday evening at the residence of the Reverend Michael Burn ham, who performed tho ceremony. Owing to the fact that Mr. Goodell ap plied for his marriage license after the noon closing hour of the cilice on Satur day, the couple were obliged to get their license In Clayton and to delay their wed ding for a few hours, until the suburban trip was made. The ceremony was there fore performed in the evening instead of an afternoon hour, and was witnessed only by immediate relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Goodell hate cone South for a short wedding trip. On their return, they will live at No. 1401 Missouri avenue, where the bridegroom owns a home, and where they will receite their friends after March 3. ENTERTAINS FOR HER CLUB.. Mrs. Claire Kendrick entertained the members of the Equal Suffrage Club yes terday afternoon at her home. No. 413) Page boulevard. The afternoon was en tirely social and was enjoyed bv about fifty club members, who listened to a programme of literary and music numbers and then partook of Washington's Birth day refreshments. The house was trimmed with many American flags and symbols of tho day. Mrs. Victoria Conkling Whitney, presi dent of the club, gave a short address, and Mrs. Wilcox also talked. Mrs. Mari ner read an original poem and Mrs. Brln ton contributed an interesting chalk talk on the Washington ancestral estates in England, which she had recently visited. Music added variety to the programme. Among the ladies who found the after noon highly enjoyablo were: M. Mariner. S-Sli M. Hunt. F. A. Owens. M. H. U'chardson. U. K. Tresny. E. S. Brinton. Wash- Insjton. D. C.: J. D. McAullCte, Misses Irehoe. Hchlerholz. Sadie McOee Tote. M. Chroity. ChriMine Hchllerholz, T. G. Comfrtnek. Harriet I", lteber, Charles ltauseh. Victoria ConKUnr Whitney. Eddy. MANY VISIT THE SOUTH. As In former seasons tho Southland Is claiming St. Louis people, now that Lent has begun. Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Day are recent arrivals at St. Augustine, where Norrls Gregg Is alo stopping for a short time. E. O. Stanard and MI'S Ella Stanard are at Palm Beach, where thev go annually. A colony of St. Louis persons Is at the Royal Palm, among them Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bascom, Mra. D. Ferguson and Miss Shcrer. At Ormond are Mrs. Saunders Foster and Mrs. William H. Barnett. while Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goodman are at Mag nolia. SILVER ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Llpschltz, No. 392 Maffltt avenue, will celebrate the sliver anniversary of their wedding next Sun day evening. Dinner for about ISO In vited guests will be served at a downtown restaurant Dancing will be a feature. Mr. and Mrs. Llpschltz were married twenty-five years ago In Warsaw, Po land. They came to St. Louis ten years ago. COMPLIMENTARY LUNCHEON. Miss Esther Morgan, No. K79 Catas avenue, will entertain with a Washing ton's Birthday luncheon this afternoon In honor of three prospective brides. MUs Faye Hall. Miss Bcie Magulre and Miss Rhoda Williams. The young ladies will marry at various times during the spring, though no dates havo been skilled as yet. MIfs Hall will become the bride of Mr. Rottenberg of Little Rock. In March; Miss Magulre is to marry Delbert Young of Tacoma, Wash., after Easter, and Mis3 Williams will be united to Maurice Schulze of Wild Rose, Wis., late In the spring. The luncheon to-day will partake of Colonial features very largely, as tho table Is to be trimmed with diminutive cherry trees laden with fruit, and also with tiny American flags and emblems. Members of a little club to which the hostess belongs will be the guests to-day. They include, besides the honorees, Miss Florence Wood, Miss Fanny Cockrell, Miss Clemence Nulsen. Miss Mabel Strauss, Miss Adele Upmeter and Miss Alice Hew itt. ROBERTSON-CLENDENIN. Albert Joseph Clendenln of Dallas, Tex., has sent cards to St. Louis friends an nouncing the marriage ot bis sister. May, to Benjamin Franklin Robertson, of Mex ico, Mo., on Tuesday, February 18, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson will be at home after March 7, In Mexico. , Mr. Robertson Is a brother of Miss Eliz abeth Robertson and Mrs. Fred Bronough. PERSONAL MENTION. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mesker are In the Bahamas, having reached a Nassau hotel last Saturday. They will spend a month In th Snnfh Mrs. Walter B. Stevens is entertaining her niece. Miss Wllmouth, of Lawrence, Kas., Miss Wllmouth was one or tne prei ty young girls at the reception given by me Japanese i.uiiiniisiuii mot . Miss Adele M. Wait, of Greenville. 111., is the guest of her sister. Mra. George S. Reid. of Hotel Beers. Mrs. Walt and Miss Walt are soon to come to St. Louis for .the spring and summer. FOR IMPARtFaL HISTORY. Legislature Strikes Out Clause Providing for Confederate Views. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Jackson, Miss.. Feb. 22. la the celebrat ed bult of Woodruff versus State, which, seeks to enforce the payment of bonds amounting to $300,000. issued by the Liquidation Levee Board, which passed out of existence In 1SS1, the Supreme Court this afternoon declared that the State cannot escape being sued by asserting its sovereign capacity, and that the Common wealth is the successor of the Levee Board and must administer the trust. Justice Campbell rendered a dissenting opinion, declaring that the State cannot be sued without Its own consent. The validity of the bond Issue is the next point In controversy. By an overwhelming majority the House this afternoon passed the Senate bill pro viding for an uniform system of text books for the common schools. The books shall be selected by a commission of eight competent teachers, who shall be paid a salary of $5 per day. Writing and the elements of agriculture were added to the curriculum end natural philosophy eliminated. The House struck out the clause providing that the history be taught In the schools "shall be written from the Confederate standpoint.' PRESIDENT PLANTS BEECHES. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Place Trees in White House Gronnds. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington. Feb. 22. President and Mrs. Roosevelt this afternoon planted In the White House grounds the beech trees which they had planned to plant last week, the rain ceasing and the aun com ing out Just In time to make the cere mony possible. President Roosevelt used a spade which had been made especially for the purpose, and threw several spadesful of earth around the trees. Mrs. Roosevelt, with her little spade, went through with the same ceremony, after which the workmen did the rest. The affair was of a private nature. It has been the custom of former Presidents to plant trees In the White House grounds, but no records have been kept. In this case, however, the spades used will be Inscribed with the history of this afternoon's ceremony, and will be kept In the office of the Superintendent of Build ings and Grounds. POEMS WORTH KNOWING. SONNET. BY MRS. BROWNING. Other selections from Mrs. Browning:, her portrait, autograph and biographical sketch frave already been printed In thls-serlei. This ia another of tho famous sonnets from thd Portu guese, whose history has already been expU'ncd In this series. AT over again, and yet once over again. That thou dost love me. Though" the word repeated Should seem "a cuckoo song," as thou dost treat it. Remember, never to the hill or plain. Valley and wood, without her cuckoo strain Comes tho fresh spring in all her green completed. Belov-ed, I, amid the darkness greeted By a douotful spirit voice. In that doubt's pain Cry, "Speak once more thou lovest!" Who can fear Too many stars, though each In heaven shall roll. Too many flowers, though each shaU crown the year? Say thou dost love me. love me, love me toll The silver Iterance! only minding, dear. To love me also In silence with thy soul. VISITORS AT ST. LOUIS HOTELS 3. rz Pummins of Iowa was at th Southern last nleht. t w wnlker. a mercnani u. ui.uu ..o. Tex..' U at the Mor. ,.....,.. .r i! nden or iiaonia. clede. . . . .,.- William O. Connolly ot wt i u M&diacn. u nri. nf Hoixr. Ark., ia reglsttrea it the Ve "tt. Jumes. -Jo.yi.li Majtr ot Fort liioson. i. i.. i. m. Kui-t at the Bouthrn. ! s urtnc? of Crowley. Li.. " at the Hunters. J. V. Thompson. W. T. Freeman. J. II. Collier and W. K. Parker, merchant!, Irom Le- . . ... . .... ... K.. T tn.l.Il lar.u. iis.. ae -. i -...v... A. 11. Terry of llincola. Tei.. Is on the guest list" lit tho St. Nicholas. O. O. ScrasEln of ilorrillton. Ark.. Is regis tered at the iioser. J. (3 ItuKKll ot Charleston. Mo., is at Horn's Hotel. J. W. lirown of .Marion. 111.. Is at the 21adi son. W. A Comer of Joplin is on the guest Hat at the I.ac!ede. S. V. Walker of Denison. Tex.. Is at tha Southern. Charles S. DeKrance of Lincoln. Neb. 1 attending the I'opulist Committee meeting at the new St. James. T. C. Williams of Dallas is a guest at tho Planters. C L. Harris of Tarpons, Kas . is at the Southern. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bell ot Chicago are on the sutst list at the Hunters. P. K. Harris of Whittle). T.. Is a guest at the Linaell. .1 G. Welland of Lake Charles. La.. Is ct the tit. Nicholas. At Calcngo Hotels. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Chicago, III., Feb. 22. St. Louis persons registered at hotels here to-day are: Auditorium J. II. Carr. I. S. Cool:, jr. S. Frank. A Fltzsimmone, T. B Glaiebrook. Lreiooit U. Dixon. A. JI. Lewis, M. J. Lneh. Oreat Northern J. I Dillon. J. S. Sheafe. thirman House C V. Dean, It. G. Arthur. Paratopa it. W. Hebard. C C Slaytor. ji. H. Tate. Palmer House J. C. Allen. A. II. Cohn. G. S. ISrjon. II. D Frank. 11. .N Hommell. Giand I'acMc a. D- Ualrd, S. I'. Piatt. Morrison II. Mitchell. G. A. Kellosg. llrlire House K. C. Furguson. F. W. He mans. L. W. Lenl?. Mlsaoarinn In Nevr York. r.EPUr.LIC SPECIAL. Xew York, Feb. 22 Among the arriv als at the hotels here to-day were the following from Missouri: St. Louis 1 J. Moilenkoff. E. GIfder, P. Aualr. O. T. Selden. Hoffman: T. Klmt.a!t. J. J. s-chotten. Waldorf: C A. Moe, C Yolkenlnc. Naarre; b F Kreming and Mrs. Kremln. K. Hart. Holland; c c. Connor. M. W. seller. Imperial; R. S Norton. Normandie; J. M. Phillip... Grand Union: J. Walbrunn. Vktoria: J. M. Davis. Westminster; T. C Harris. Herald Square: W. II. Ellis. Ashland; II. Jacobs Karllncton: Mrs H. D, Flttman. Kensington; II. B. Kjaers. Plaza: L. Sellg Wrlghtworth. Kansas CItj J. A. Jenkins, W. T. Nute. Cri terion; T. H- Maston. Jr.; Mrs. E Dopgett, Manhattan F. L. Bryant and Mrs. Bryant. E. Schmidt, Herald Square; B. R. Reynolds and Mrs. Reynolds. Gerard. St. Joseph Miss J. Veltch. Manhattan: R. J. WoodrufT. Hoffman. UNAFFECTED BY FORTUNE. Waiter in Philadelphia Hotel Is Heir to Austrian Millions. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Philadelphia, Pa.. Feb. 22. Not dazzled by being an heir to a large fortune, said to have been left to him In Europe by a brother who died six weeks ago, Fred erick Cohen, a waiter Inthe Garden Hotel, goes about his duties as usual. According to letters received from J. L. Radvaner, Cohen's brother-in-law. In Budapest, by Jay Mastbaum, proprietor of the Garden Hotel In this city, the fortune Is valued aX from $l,OX,000 to $5,000,000. Cohan says that he left home twenty years ago, shortly after the death of his father, who at one time was well-to-do. After arriving here he changed his name, not wishing his re.atives in Europe to know that he was forced to make his living as a waiter. His sister, Mrs. SlgUmund Greinerger. he says. Is the wife of the president of the Board of Trade of Vienna, and she was president of the Board of Ladj Managers or the exposition held In Vien na In. WSS. Cohen says he will go to Austria in a few months, and after secur.ng hli wind fall will return to this city to live. He la about SS years old. FAMILIES READY TO FLEE. Susquehanna River Expected Boon to Be on a Rampage. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Wllkesbarre, Pa., Feb. a. Ready to flee when the danger Is close, the resi dents along the low lands of the Tlorth Branch of the Susquehanna await the breaking of the surface Ice, and the com ing of the expected flood. The river rose slightly to-day. and reports from points north axe that the flood Is being held in check by the Ice. buc that the tributaries are rising rapidly. Ic Is txpected that flood conditions wlU firevail to-morrow. The great Ice gorge3 i tw cer. this city and Sunbury, which are now Hccking the river, were tested to day and found to be more solid and stranger than ever. The railroads have a large force of men out watching the river and looking out for landslides and washouts. To-night tho temperature Is falling again, and this gives those who fear the flood some encouragement. Store Fixtures at Auction. Auctioneer Selkirk will sell to-day,ln lots to suit, the entire fixtures of the Meyer Store, corner of Broadway and Wash ington, beginning at half past 10 o'clock. Plnclcneyvllle lias Xeir Pastor. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Nashville. 111., Feb. 22. The Reverend Albert Groehrich of Pinckneyvllle has ac cepted the call extended to him by the German Lutheran congregation of.Hoyle ton. He will assume his new' charge March 1. lit succeeds the Reverend Otto Katthaln, who tendered his resignation. ttss TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From The Republic, Feb. 23, 1S79, t The Wabash Railroad Company s announced a deal with the Union ) Pacific whereby St. Louis would be s benefited In the matter of rates. Leon Chouteau, who was working s s for a commercial treaty between the United States and France, went to Baltimore to deliver an address. s Arrangements were made In Ca- s rondclet to celebrate Mardl Gras. s s P. J. McGuIre, Socialist, went to s Jefferson City to advocate the s establishment of a labor bureau In s Ml&sourl. s An entertainment was given at St. s s Vincent's School Hall. Ninth street s and Park avenue, for the benefit of the Altar Society. Among those who took part were: Misses Eflle Le- fevrc. Emma Bullo, Amelia Rich- s ard, Tito Mattel, Mary Nuelle, Eu- genla Byrne, L. Brohammer, Tillie s and Emma Bokern, Mary McQuee- ney, Julia Brettlngham, Ullle Cur- ti3. Francis Butte, Henrietta Lees- s se. Theresa Backer, Mary Lynch, s Amelia Goerish, and Messrs. John s BretUngham, Julius Schotten, Will- s iam Bender, Albert Werber, Joseph Nuelle and Albert Schllef. s Mrs. Paris Mason of No. 1208 Chambers street entertained the Liberal Literary Club. The "Gild- s ed Youth" was presented by Augus- tus Thomas. R. H. ConneU. M. A. t Cooper, Ed Pope, S. J. E. Rawilng, Emily Curtlse, Jennie V. Vance and s Sallie Barseleaux. A surprise party was given for s the Misses May and Jennie Robin- s s son. s Captain John Dinan entertained the Pickwick Club. s Miss Polly Bitter gave a masquer- t ade party. t I I 1 A bottle ot Plso's Core for Consumption, will often prevent pneumonia. Try it- Xo. Y ' r . -'ifWi; -VsSV-n?.?.-!.-- ...Vl a, fa ' -i y. r- 'y. -'; Sitsgnofci y-a .jraa ;.y.Kjf, c i. saasaasssBSjsasjBlBsBSBasssaiaBasaafeaasriHasiHaaaiaHMaa .t,-vf,'j:, cvi.-Vi'-rv? pSSt-...-,. r., I?-- -"i-TT'ggJJr-jgya