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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1904.
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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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Vol.
WEDNESDAY, FERIU'AItY 24, 11)04.
DG '. No. 231
Circu.la.-bion. Bearing January.
W. B. Carr. Business Manager of The St Louis Re
public, being duly sworn, says that the actual number
nf full and complete copies of tho Daily and Sunday
Republic printed during the month nf January. 1994. all
m regular editions, was as per schedule below:
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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
t"""i. j. tr. xAtusu.
Notary Public, City of St. Louis. Mo.
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UORLD'S-
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1904-
-FAIR
A. CRIME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
A -well-dressed party, evidently responding to the
vernal Impulse in the matter of a light tan over
coat, yellow gloves and new patent-leather shoes,
walked reflectively along Olive street Tuesday after
noon until he reached the pavement In front of the
Missouri Trust 'building. There something hap
pened. Manifestly the vernal impulse had stirred
the salivary juices within this handsome party, and
ho. spat copiously upon the sidewalk.
It was a crime, an infraction of municipal law,
.committed there in broad daylight. Yet no police
man arrested him. No hue and cry was raised by
the populace. It was a bold crime; a -iriine com
mitted leforo the very face of citizenship, in the
very teeth of public opinion; a crime done calmly
and defiantly. It merited punishment. The
handsome and fashionable party, with bis light tan
"overcoat, yellow gloves and new patent leathers,
should have been pursued and taken at all odds,
even if it bad required a Sheriff and an armed posse
to do It. He should have been dragged with force
and arms into the police court and there given the
full penalty of the law.
It is not too late to catch him even now. Per
haps a man so bold will return to the seat of his
crime, there to repeat it. The seat of crime may
excrfits proverbial fascination over this criminal
lie may be lead Irresistibly to return there in the
dead of night The police force should exert its
vigilance, in any event.
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HONOR TO A GREAT LEADER.
There is a peculiar propriety in the closing of
great department stores to-day during the funeral
services over the body of Joseph Franklin.
In his long life as a St. Louis businessman he
had-powerfully aided in making these institutions
the vast establishments they are; had been one of
the men to give to them rank among the highest' and
most influential of commercial factors.
Mr. Franklin was. a citizen and business man ot
the best type. His intellectual force and elevated
-character were inspiration and example to the mod
ern development of organized management in the
activity to which be devoted his energies. The
united, expression of honor to his memory by the
houses whose managers were all his friends has a
line significance of liberal spirit.
, CITIZEN FIXIT.
A cartoon published in the New York Herald tells
a sad and somewhat suggestive story about a great
reformer who is Impressed with the sufferings of
that vast proportion of the public which is com
pelled to stand up In the street cars. This great re
former's good intentions move him to decline to pay
his fare unless he be provided with a scat; and
we -find him clinging to. a strap and declaring him-
f V
.self. As lie Is In the act of u declaiming upon the
outrages to which the public are subjected a burly
conductor collars him and takes him to the back
platform. Still refusing to pay, the reformer says:
"There should be a law limiting the number of pas
sengers. It would lie only fair to the public."
Tberenpon tho muscular conductor throws him out
into the blue ether, where he performs various aerial
revolutions and finally lights upon that part of the
anatomy which nature and the cartoonist have es
pecially provided for lighting purposes; and when
last viewed lie is exclaiming: "I am for rhe public.
It has suffered long."
This reformer compels sympathy. His senti
ments so far as the law and the public are concerned
' are" highly approvable. Certainly there should be
something legally done In the way of limiting the
number of passengers. It is not right that the rail
way company should deliberately pursue the policy
of making the aisles pay the dividends. This re
former and the.public'fo'r which he labors are mani
festly belng'ibjected to the tyrannies of a financial
policy enacted "by a too narrowly; selfish Board of
Directors. It is a Iengthen-the-back-platform-put-In-morc-straps-aiid'nm-as-few-ears-a-posslble
policy. It
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OPEN DOORS AND TARIFFS.
American insistence upon the open door in the
Orient emphasizes certain truths of this country's
present tariff policy. Insistence upon the open door
virtually is a demand for the advantages of free and
unrestricted trade without a tender of the quid pro
quo. Thanks to the policy of Republican adminis
trations, we are unable to oiler the Oriental coun
tries any inducement to do business with us. Pro
hibitive tariff rates confront them when they in their
turn attempt lo invade our market. We, in effect
and in truth, say to the Orient, "Give us free and
unlimited opportunity to sell you trust-made goods
at our own prices, in return for which we will tax
your goods out of our market."
Canada. Germany, France and others of tho on
lightened nations have rejected thies proposition so
often that we no longer possess the audacity to
make it to them. China. Manchuria and Korea are
lc.--s sophisticated; wo may be able to cmne it over
them. Our highly respected and civilized Republic
an policy is to look for the best of it, especially
when dealing with children, as it wore. And since
the other Powers cannot very well prevent us they
join in what may be termed properly enough the
dismemberment of Oriental trade.
From our standpoint it is nothing less than "deal
ing with the natives." Trust-owned ships loaded
with trust products rido into the far Pacific ports
and return with any sort of profits that suits the
fancy of the moment. The brown denizens chatter
with delight as the trusts cheat tliom. The trusts'
operations are on a par with swapping trinkets for
gold nuggets and the trusts' operations arc the op
erations of America as now governed.
Protection for themselves and free trade as
against the other fellow are good enough for tho
American trusts. Both to buy and to soil at their
own prices is the cinch conferred by the Diugley
schedules, and conferred upon the trusts alone. Th:
American people as a whole can have no interest in
the open-door proposition as it now stands. Ot
course as a matter of patriotism we like to see the
country's .trade extended; but from our standpoint
it is a sheer waste of statesmanship to push the
business of the trusts. The trusts impose their own
prices on American farmers and workingmen. Then
they like to get rid of any surplus at lower prices
to foreigners. The trusts themselves might, under
other circumstances, develop international trade re
lations which "would redound greatly to the Ameri
can consumer's advantage". "
The American consumer could even afford to pat
ronize the trusts at combine rates, provided the bene
fits of incoming products at free-trade, prices were
accruing. And certainly the American consumer Is
entitled, ss an acadeiiiic -proposition,.to whatever
benefits tho trusts foreign operations might indirect
ly produce'; for the American consumer makes it
possible for the trusts to do business abroad; makes
it possible, by paying an extra price for home prod
ucts, for the trusts to invade even those foreign
realms which have set up retaliatory, or "recipro
cal." tariffs in a word, enables the trusts to scale
foreign walls.
But the consumer, somehow, Isn't appreciated as
he should be. He doesn't get a hearing. He isn't
expected to concern himself with such state ques
tions as the welfare of the trusts. He is supposed
to do nothing but consume iuAlIeiice and vote re
signedly when the time comes. One of those days,
however,' ho may wake up and vote intelligently
possibly it will'bain the, fall of .1904.
CHARACTER OF THE COMBATANTS.
The national character or the national type of
manhood is an important factor In deciding the ulti
mate refeulr of a great war. Never were types In
stronger contrast than now as between Japan and
Russia. ? "' ;'
In stature, color and features as to all physical
attributes the typical Russian and the typical Jap
anese are oppositcs. In mental and character traits
the difference is as marked.
Hajima Ota, acting Commissioner General to the
Fair, when, asked for his opinion of the report that
eleven Japanese warships had been suuk at Port
Arthur, replied incredulously: "Eleven Japanese
warships blown up! Impossible, quite impossible.
It simply couldn't happen."
Kojiro Suzuki, a leading merchant, also here on
World's Fair business, said, smiling: "The naval
victories I regarded as a matter of course."
Contrast this kind of cock-sure talk with the in
terviews with prominent Russians which have ap
peared from time to time with even'the statements
of the .Czar himself. The Little Father of All the
JRussias did not enjoy any such frame of mind. He
practically admitted that Russia was confronting
trouble, that the situation was difilcult and alarm
ing. And the policy adopted by Russia is that of
delay, of retreat Into safe territory until such a
time as a numerically superior army can be mobi
lized. Those little Instances indicate the difference be
tween a Jap and a Russian. The Jap's supreme
confidence amouuts to conceit; his mind'is ever wide
awake, and agile; he faces the 'future cheerfully;
and he is full of stratagems and devices, of Initiative
and enterprise all of which is tantamount to bril
liancy. The Russian is stolid, phlegmatic, slow to
think, slow to act, inclined to tho gloomy in his
mental outlook, but of the plodding, the persistent
and enduring quality which makes him a dangerous
enemy.
Wc all remember well the absorbingly dramatic
story of Napoleon's Russian campaign. In that the
contrast in national character was as marked as
now, and more than one point of similarity could be
found between the French of that day and the Japs
of this decade. The peculiar feature of the case
was that the war worked out along lines in exact
harmony with the types of the combatants. The
French won the battles, performed the brilliant
feats; but Russia, by enduring tiie utter desolation
of half its Empire, by exhausting the enemy, won
the war. Not then nor at any time In her later his
tory has Russia sued for peace.'
These scattered facts possess only a human in
terest; they have little bearing upon the probable
outcome of the war. In their widely different ways
the national spirit of both nations is such as to
render them dangerous opponents. Japan, after a
long period of decadence, has risen to a new ac
tivity, to a new national life; and Its people are im
bued with ambition, with energy and with a par
ticular hatred of the Russians, who threaten the
very existence of their Influence, their Empire and,
In the last analysis, their race. Russia, having ex
panded gradually, having securely gripped Its im
mense territory, having ever pursued its policies re
lentlessly, having always been stimulated rather
than broken by reverses, exhibits signs neither of
weakness nor of disintegration;, but seems to be
progressing rather than retrograding. It would
seem that nothing Is .impossible to the new nation,
which, having spent a sufficient time in rigorous
preparation, enters upon a campaign for conquest;
since the Idea calls to mind the wonderful careers
of Philip and Alexander, of their victories first over
the States of-Greece and then over the vast Persian
hordes. Rut conditions favor equally well the older
and larger country, which still is virile and on the
upward path; aud is not, as was Persia, luxury-loving,
corrupt, decadent. However, Russia is a known
quantity; Japan, an unknown. For a long light the
balance Is just a trifle in favor of the former.
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SIX BOULEVARDS.
Next month the Board of Public Improvements
will receive bids for the paving of Forest Park bou
levard from Grand avenue to Boyle avenue with
asphalt. It will conduct a public heating, at the re
quest of property owners, to establish Cakinno ave
nue between Union boulevard and Hamilton ave
nue as a restrictive boulevard. It will conduct a
public hearing on the proposed opening of Locust
street from Thirteenth street to Fourteenth street.
In the Municipal Assembly is ponding a hill
which provides for the resurfacing of' Locust street
from Third street to Thirteenth street with asphalt.
For a considerable distance King's highway has
boon reconstructed with asphalt. West Pine boule
vard has been converted into an attractive street
with bituminous macadam. A contract has boon
awarded for the resurfacing of Chestnut street with
bituminous macadam, in older to make it a down
town driveway.
Street improvements made in the past two years
have transformed the appearance of the whole mid
dle part of the city. Smooth surfaces have been put
over the granite pavements of some downtown
streets. All of the principal thoroughfares in a dis
trict a mile wide and about live miles long have
been reconstructed. All of the roads to the World's
Fair are avenues, except, perhaps, one, which prob
ably will be put into shape before May.
Many streets outside of this district have boon
Improved. Millions of dollars have boon invested in
street improvements, effecting betterment which is
extremely gratifying. This year the work will be
continued, as if the Woild's Fair were not In prog
ress, wherever it will not interfere with traffic.
The resurfacing of Chestnut and Locust streets
will provide two central boulevards, or driveways.
The improvement of Forest Park boulevard will add
another avenue to tho select residence district and
another driveway to the park. Tho reconstruction
of King's highway contemplates establishing this
avenue as a "ring boulevard." or parkway. The re
construction of West Pine boulevard has provided
a fine approach to the World's Fair. The establish
ment of Cabanne aeuue as an exclusive boulevard
will elevate, to some extent, the character of the
Cabanne district Here are six important boulevard
improvements.
The Republic has already referred to the aesthet
ic possibilities of Forest Park boulevard, which has
an exceptionally wide roadway. In duo time objec
tionable buildings toward the eastern end of tho
avenue will disappear. As for the establishment of
Cabanne avenue as an exclusive boulevard, it is a
matter in which the property owners themselves are
most interested. In regard to the proposed opening
of Locust street from Thirteenth street to .Four
teenth street, It seems that the Library Board is
opposed to it, while the property owners are in favor
of it. At the public hearing arguments will be sub
mitted for and against the plan, and then it will be
easier to arrive at a fair coBcJuslqn. - - .
But the Municipal Assembly should pass the bill
providing for the resurfacing 'of locust street. One
central boulevard will not suffice. Infact, two will
not be enough, although they will do, temporarily.
Locust street, as well ns Chestnut street, should
have a smooth surface. .,
MISS MARY MERRILL TO MARRY
THE REVEREND C. S. MACFARLAND.
Primary registration will close Saturday, March
5. If you have not registered, you'd better register
to-day. Do not delay. You will not be qualified ro
vote at your party's primary unless you register.
Go to the office of the Board of Election Commis
sioners in the' City Hall and sign in the primary
registration of the precinct in which you live. The
office is open every day from 9 o'clock in the morn
ing until 5 o'clock In the afternoon.
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The Father of His Country may not thank Mr.
Walter B. Stevens for submitting the allegation
that he was the original expansionist, unljssJIr.
Stevens excludes the feature of "benevolent-assimilation."
Mr. Washington believed in Internal expansion.
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At Washington tho administration will do its best
to keep the Ship of State in the shallows until 'No
vember. The pilot cannot venture out with an un
certain compass and distrustful sailors.
.
Many citizens think they are good citizens only
because their intentions are good. Good citizens not
only think well, but do well. Have you registered
for primary purpobes?
The price of bread may be Increased to 7 cents
a loaf In Chicago, at which price there should be a
guarantee that the bread Is made of real wheat.
If you do not register for and vote at the 'pri-'
marics you will get a bouquet of cabbage leaves on
April 1.
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A Washington press telegram states that there
is "another crank at the White House." AVho is the
other?
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RECENT COMMENT.
The Torpedo.
Boston Globe.
But the svvordflsh and the thrasher have not yet
driven the monster whale from tho deep, nor will the
torpedo boat probably drive tiie sre.it battleships
from the sea. if. however. It were not that even the
poorest nation can provide itself with torpedo boats,
war would seem to be In the way of setting bounds
to Itself, so that the richest nation would finally be
master of the world. But as we have. In the story of
David and Goliath, a sort of object lesson, teaching
us that the battle is not always to the strong and tho
mighty, so In the affairs of nations these terrible
mediums of destruction can never be an exclusive
monoply of the rich and powerful nations of tho earth.
Otherwise the richest nation would finally own the
earth.
an entirely
Commission
Clvll-Servlcc Servant Girls.
Oklahoma Bee.
The servant-girl problem bobs up In
unexpected quarter. The Civil Service
Is seriously perplexed owing: to th2 small number of
ellgibles secured to fill vacancies in the position of
cook at the Indian Schools. It Is an easy matter to
find both male and female cooks qualified to broil
beefsteaks, distill coffee, bake mince plea and biscuits,
but it Is another matter to get cooks of cither sex
that can tell the chemical constituents of baking
powder, analyze the contents of the soap barrel and
solve problems In geometry and trigonometry offhand.
And that is why cooks qualified, for catering to the
taste of young squiws and Indian bucks have not
presented themselves In large numbers for examina
tion to the Civil Service Commission.
So Gronnd for Complaint.
Washington Evening Star.
Russia can never complain that Japan did not take
somebody of its size.
MRS. FRANK MHSKER,
Who is enjoMns Hie balmy Uilinnins this month .mil next. Mr. and Mrs. Mcskcr
liaxc just reached Nasjau, after a leisurely jourrcy southward.
President .Limes GrUwold M.'rrill of
Andover Scminasy, Ancioit-r, Mass., and
Mrs. Merrill, have issueJ Invitations for
the marriage of tl-i Ir d-iugliter, Mary Rer
ley, to the licvetcnd Clwrks Stcdman
M.icfarlaml of Maiden. Ma:.s., on Wotlm-s-"'l".
-March 'J, at halt :ifl.r 4 o'clock, ut
tho Seminary I'hapel, Andover.
GOLDHNROD EUCHKE Cl.UH.
Mrs. Joseph V. Kurlca of No. 1011 Plu-n-sindoah
acnue entertained the Goldemod
Eichre Club i.ist Saturday afternoon. Re
freshments were served after the game.
-iiemueis ot tl e club are:
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3lr-d.tmp
!' 1. llennett.
1.. Y. lvtcis,
11. Nasi.
II. M. Apdirynn.
J K Alttirath.
i J. lJlLflcttPr,
Mllsrann
1 J l'Ijn.t
1 1 DperpeF.
I Keidman,
I. K l!i-mn,
J. K. Kuika.
Mrs. If. Anderson won the rlrt prize:
Mrs. C. Musmaii, wcond: Mrs. .1. K. Mc
Grath. third, and Mrs. F. J. riatte the
consolation prize. Mrs. H. Aniloru.n ..ill
entertain the club next on the M of March.
MRS. GAUSS KNTIIRTAINS.
Mrs. Charles G.iiwq :.u..f?t.,.i i... i.
daughter. Mrs. Bullen. pnlcriniti..H Mm..
day evening In honor of the latter's daug.Ii-
iit, jiis ,ucle Gauss Bullen. IMt was en
joyed by some of the younger set, and
refreshments were served throughout the
evening. Handsomely framed Chri.stv pic-
ilMfl Mrtcefe WITH ,m ll.... , ..?.-
Goodbur.
EMERSON LITERARY CLUB.
The Emerson Literary Club was enter
tained on Monday evening at the home of
Mrs. M. J. McNamara. .No. 3)1:: Division
street. Nearly all members were present,
and each contributed to the amusement of
the evening. The programme for tills
meeting was elaborate. Mr. Grosscnheider
delivered the opening address and chofe
tho Interesting subject. 'Sociability in
Life." The subject for debate at this meet
ing was: "Resolved. That the Ignorant
Should Not Be Allowed to Vote." On the
affirmative were Messrs. Ryan and Gore;
on the negative were Messrs: Stapf and
Zauscli. Both tides put up-strong argu
ments, and the debute was decided In
favor of the affirmative. Tho members
present were:
i:. I. Daly. Delia MeN'am.tra,
M. nannery, I.lly Gore.
Kath. Ilyan, Mary McNamara.
Messieurs
W. Meckel. W. ZauEdi.
S. Gore. F. nrivsenhelder.
Kno Stnpf. SI. J- McNamara.
J. F. UMll.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKT DANCE.
The Happv-Go-I.ucky Club gave Its first
dance lu-t evening. th affair proving a
sncce-j. Members of the club are:
SIIhje I
Mimle WarM. Grtrud Wand,
f'cia M.irstello. Mamie N'-isl,
Mrt!- i:rari. Dalnv Mlnstr.
Suphlc chwfrern. Marv Tnurber.
MISS SAl'M ENTERTAINS.
MNs Anna Saum entertained a small
party of friends at her home. No. 1111
Uutger street. Sunday evening. The even
ing ai spent with music and recitations.
The following were present:
Mi.es-
i:iU Duffy. Mary Saum.
AiU Ktrmel. eronie.l Rrngel,
Tram Flank, Kc WinlUr,
Kate JUnsel. Josie Itencl
Lulu Frank.
Mi t-skurs and Mcsdarnea
G-orif I-eituip. rhlllp Saum.
Jn-h Kathhelm.
Mt-hSie'lr'
loi--lli llerau. Frank ftinm.
F JtHnuec!. Adolpli Unbrtcht,
rjI ICeemls. GeorKO Windier.
PERSONAL .MENTION.
Miss Emma Williams of Salisbury,
Mart land, is visiting her sister. Mrs. Jo
seph A. Graham. Whittemore place.
Miss l'oung of Ibanon is the guest of
her cousins. .Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Kxoe
ger, ot Webster.
John R. Brammor of Kahoka. Mo
has --pent a week In town, tho guest of
friends.
The Lafayette Club gave a surprise par
ty to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lichtcnberg of
No. 1S10 North T.ijlor dvenuo last Sat
urday evening. A feature was the sing
ing of the Alley Quartet, composed of
Messrs. Tess. Bergmeier, Bob and Sehae
fer. Mr and Mrs. M. Schoenbcrg ot the
West End Hotel will depart Monday for
Palm Beach, Florida, where they wm
spend three weeks.
Mrs. E. W. Stlmson entertained friends
Friday, from 2 until 5''o'clock. at 'her
home. No. tl3 West Belle place. During
tho afternoon Miss Bessie Morso was
heard In several readings and at 4 o'clock
the gue'ts were Invited to the dining
room, where a repast was served.
Among thoje present were: limes.
Frank Ruff. George Stlmson. William
Georgia McCune. Benton and Sliss Morse.
FREE TEXT BOOK QUESTION.
Superintendent Soldan May Make
a Special Report.
Superintendent of Instruction Soldan
will probably make a supplementary re
port at the next meeting of the Board of
Education on the free text book and sta
tionery question, which was raised at the
last meeting of the Committee on Auditing
and Supplies.
In support of a statement that there was
a waste under the free system, the com
mittee submitted a table shrowinir that
the C03t under tho system was many
thousand dollars' in excess of the cost
when the pupils of the public schools of
St. Louis furnished their own text books
and stationery.
Mr. Soldan before departure for Atlanta.
Ga.. whero he Is attending a meeting of
tho superintendents In connection with
the annual meeting of tho National Edu
cational Association, began an Investiga
tion ot the cost under free text book and
stationery system.
School Mcmorlnl Servlcea.
Memorial services In honor of Miss
Hazel Greene, who died January 10. were
held at Z o'clock Monday afternoon by the'
pupils of Miss Compton's School, at No.
SSW Flad avenue. As a token of respect
for tho school's first pupil, a life size
crayon portrait of Miss Greene was un
veiled by the Misses Carrie and Emma
Focrstel, granddaughters of Michael Foer
stel, formerly City Treasurer. Prayer to
offered by Doctor T. T). Sharp. Presiding
Elder ot tho St. Louis District of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. South. Doc
tor Albert Merrell of tho Board of Health
spoke.
GRIEF PRODUCES INSANITY.
Former Patient Affected by Doc
tor Kunge's Death.
Miss Addie Ortt. 32 years old, a seam
stress, living at No. 2202 Bismarck street,
who considered Doctor E. C. Rungc, for
mer Superintendent of the City Insane
Asylum, her benefactor, Monday night
became violently Insane as n, result ot
grieving over tho death of the physician.
Miss Ortt was an Inmate of the Insane
Asylum for several years and was re
leased as cured November 2j. 1S. She
resumed her trade of dressmaking.
While In the asylum Miss Ortt's case
received personal attention from Doctor
Runge. and the woman's gratitude, when
cured, was Intense. She talked constant
ly of Doctor Runge's friendship and the
consiueration ana care n,e nau snown to
her.
Her grief was pitiable when she read of
the death of Doctor Runge and her mind
again began to fail. Monday night sho
became violent and the police were called.
Miss Ortt With difficulty was removed
to the City Hospital and later to the ob
servation ward.
Shot Htitmelf In the Abdomen.
REPUBLIC SPKCIAU
I.tmonte. Mo., Feb. 23. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon Richard Wcrtbrook, carrier on
rural free delivery route No. 3, of this
city, shot himself In the abdomen. He
will die. He was a soldier in tho Phil
ippines during the Spanish-American War.
No cause has been asslgne I for the deed.
Westbrook was 21 years old.
POEMS WORTH KNOWING.
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT 3I0UKX
BY BRYANT.
DEEM not they nre blest alono
Whose lives a peaceful tenor keep:
The Power who pitios man hath slKmn
A blessing for the eyes that weep.
The light of smiles shall fill again
The lids that overflow with tears;
And weary hours of woe and pain
Are promises of happier years.
There Is a day of sunny rest
For every dark and troubled night, i
And grief may bide an evening guest, i
But joy shall como with early light, i
And thou, who o'er thy friend's low bier
Dost shed the hitter drops like rain,
Hope that a brighter, happier sphere
Will give him to thy arms again.
Nor let the good man's trust depart, ""
Though life Its common gifts deny
Though with a pierced and bleeding
heart
' And spurned of men he goes to die.
For God hath marked each rorronlng
day.
And numbered every secret tear.
And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay
For all his children suffer here.
P. WALBRIDGE ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF BELL CO.
Succeed F. n. FII of Iloiton, W'hoae
Eastern IltiHlncv Prevented l:i
lte-electlon In Telephone Co.
At a meeting of the directors of th
Bell Telephone Company ot Missouri yes
terday Cyrus P. Walbrldge was elected
president to succeed F. B. Fish of Bos
ton. Mas-s. It is stated that .Mr. Fish,
who Is president of the American Tele
phone and Telegraph Company, could not
give his time to both organizations'.
The olilcers elected yesterday besides
Mr. Walbrldge vve-e Edwards Whltaker.
vice prfsldent: Fritz NIsbet, secretary
and trcas'urer, end George t Durant, gen
eral manager.
The following directors were elected at
a previous meeting of the stockholders:
Cyrus p. Walbri.U-e. D. S. Smith. Wil
liam Duncan, John A. Holmes. James
Campbell, P. C. Mafflt. F. B. F5h. Cas
par Yost, A. Bert. George F. Durant and
Edwards Whltaker.
VISITORS AT ST. LOUIS HOTELS
Mr-. A. r Farler of Eldorado Srrinyj. Sto..
Is at the Mfser
Juds.- A. II. Uvirsrston of Wrt Plains,
Mo, Is spending a tew da at tkf Ielde
W. A Kniuwl ot Ehenr.an. Tex.. Is regls
teied at thf Mailison.
J. T. Kddin-. a mrchant of Covington,
Tciin.. 13 at the X-w St. Jami
Mrs. Rattle llayei and Mrs. K Dorothy
Morton of Bozunan. Mont., are guettj at th
Southern.
.1. I Thotnrson of Fort Worth is registered
at the Planters.
Mr. and Mr. II. V.. Scott of Asher. Ok..
arc at the IJndell.
A. A. McNeill of Valley Mill". Tex.. Is on
tne cuest list at the Su Nicholas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eckel ot Decatur. 111.,
are visitors at the IJndll.
Daniel Mel-an and S. I Murchison. mer
ehant from Crockett, lex., arc resiatered at
the Planters.
P. M. DIHey and P. M. Kllror of m
rilurf. Ark., are on the guest list at the South
ern. J W. Tir-ton ef Dentson. Tex., was amonc
yesterday's arrivals at the New fit. James.
II. A. Hamilton of rreseott. Ark., is it ta
Laclede.
v.. .1 Upscomb of Grape Vine. Tex.. It at
the Madlsru.
.Mrs. w. R. Kdcer and M'fs Maud Edgex of
Ironton. Mo., arc- suets at the Southern.
It. i:. Parnell cf San Antoiuo is reentered
at th-3 rianters.
v. F. Hawkins, a merchant of Sulphur
c-rini;9. Tex.. Is at the Llndell.
W A. Van Hook and Isaac Haas, business
iren of Staashcrry. Ho., aro cuests at tho bt.
Nicholas.
J. C. Knlsht ot Jonesboro. Ark.. Is at th
Mot-er.
J. M. and D. A. SlnzWon of Lurkln. Tcjc.
are. reslstered at Horn's Hr.lel.
ft. D. Ujcrs of Burlington. la.. Is at ths
Laclede.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Darr of Qulncy. III.. ar
en the guest lift ot the New St. Jame.
Mr. and Mr. .Tams R. Theirs of Roanoke.
alit., are at the Madison.
tMward A. Demeter. r hardware dealer of
Macn. Mo.. Is at the Southern.
A. W. Fchneldcr of Galveston Is a. guest at
tho PUntere. "
John T. Cochran cf Breckinrldcs. Mo., la
at the lindeH.
J. C. I.inco of Hannibal. Mo.. Is registered
at the St. Nicholas.
Vernon: M. Wiley, a Hutchinson. Kas.. busi
ness man. is at the St. Nicholas.
Val Prs of Gainesville. Tex.. Is on th
reelster at the IJndell.
W. H. Brjant of Denver Is . tuest at tn
Planters.
S II Cfran or Tort Worth is on the truest
Hit at the Southern.
Kusrene W. Fry of Bowlln Green. Jto, II
at tho laclede.
It. 11 Iiyrnes of Hiawatha. Kas . Is it
Horn's Hotel.
At Chicnso Hotels. " '
REPUBLIC SPKCIAI
Chicago, III.. Feb. 23. St Louis per
sons registered at Chicago hotels:
Audltorium-T. D. Berry. J. H. Carr. ! I
Cnonlev. T. B. Glazebrook. T. T. Miller, r. U.
Mitchell.
Kalserhof-A. W. DeTounr. W. M. Keana.
W. J. WlIIam. . -t
Great Northern Q. E. Bowers. C. C C1ex
land. Sherman House W. G. Grove. D. K. Uoyd.
B. O. Lasher.
Saratoga-.!. U Busb. M. C. rink. R. W.
Hetard.
Victoria P. W. Nash. J. D. Freeman.
Grand Palflo L. C Bonedlct. S. D. Balrd. 3.
P. Piatt. II. F. Baker.
Palmer House 11 M. Beatrice. R. A. Camp
bell. H. D. Frank. Mrs. c. M. Taylor.
Briiss IL c-. Davis. It. W. Leu is. ,
At Xetr York. Hotels. i
REPUBLIC SPRCIALu
New York. Feb. 21 Among the arrivals
at the hotels here to-day were the follow
ing from Missouri:
Et Iyiuls D. R. Reynolds. H. C Dyer. Q. A.
Koun. Holland: li II. Tucker. F. P. Gorman.
11. Uecht. Imcerial: A. H. Fuchs. T. II. Blun
dell. ilnflmnn: II. A. Friedman. O. H. Peffer.
It. Price. Herald Square: b. T. G. Smith. A. A.
KberwKi. llariuoroURh: M. Hart and Mrs. llart.
T. LcN and Mrs. Ih llartholdl; M. I
Kelly Mi's II. McNamara. Albert: Miss S.
Kllcullen. W. Rutledce. Union spuare: It. J.
Reamy. Victoria: W. Workman. Jtalelsh: s. E.
Waceoner. New Amsterdam: J. M. Phllllr".
Grand Unfon: A. Lclchtrnan. Broadway Central:
C. J. Mack. Belvedere.
Kansas Otv W. M. Janard ana Mrs. Jan-
rrt M. H. Hudson and Mrs. uuason. il. II.
Hudson. Jr.. Marlforougn: Jirs
Park Avenue; K. li llraiucy,
is. a. Weber. Criterion.
J. S. Jaaurs.
Herald Square;
OXI.Y XI.NE MEMBERS PRESENT.
Sleeting of IlepobHcnn County OB
cern Proves a Visile.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Feb. 23. Nine mem
bers ot the Republican State Organiza
tion of County Chairmen and Secretaries
assembled here to-day and adopted scath
ing resolutions against the Democratic
There are 230 members of the Republi
can organization in the State and it was
expected that a good attendance would
be out. but only nine members reported to
day and no conference was held as to the
best manner of carrying the State.
..
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. :
From The Republic, February 25. 1S79.
The Homo Circle closed tho so- s
clal season with a brilliant mas- s
qucrado ball at the Undell Hotel.
Prominent among those whose cos-
tunics were notable were Miss Bet-
tie Canthers. Miss Lucy Bols- s
llnlcrc. Miss Van Studdiford, Miss
Estcllc Deckson. Miss Ella Speck,
Mrs. Van Studdiford, Miss Fannie
Wickham. Miss Dorcas Carr, Mrs.
J. W. Dowlcr. Mrs. Charles Turner,
Miss lone Aglar. Miss Julia Tyler,
Miss Sallio McPhecters, Mrs. C. P.
Ilurr, Mrs. C. A. Rowley. Mrs. E. 4
N. Raney. Miss Kate Orr. Miss
Belle Orr and Mrs. W. S. Hill.
August Ahrens. real estate agent.
was hurt" r.y falling Into an exca-
vatlon in Hyde Fark.
Tho Reverend II. D. Jardlna of 4
the Church of the Good Shepherd
secured the Miiford restaurant site. '
at Third and Pine streets, for Lent-
en services.
A roll ot ?:00 In currency belong-
Ing to Mrs. A. Schaffer was burned
In a bureau drawer at her home,
on Oakland avenue.
The first performance of the op-
era "Pinafore" In St. Louis was
given at the Olympic Theater by
the Alice Oakcs Company.
Republicans held primaries and
selected delegates to the City Con-
vention.
R. J. Lacklnnd of St. Louis, in a
letter written from Liverpool, de-
rcrlbed a stormy voyage of the
White Star liner Celtic. s
The Mound City Cricket Club
elected as new members John
Campbell, Edward Cuthbert, W. H.
Chambers. J. M. Chambers, P. Reid
and C. Hockey. E. M. Joel, prcsl-
dent, presided and Walter Gray
was secretary.
The German Savings Institution
elected as directors F. IV. Melstcr, s
John P. Meyer. A. Boeckelcr, G.
H. Braun, William Koenlg, John
Wahl, Louis Fuss, E. C. Kchr and
J. Q. Greer.
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