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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MARCH 6, 1904. , i i i I I :i. I M THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAFP & CO. Charles W. Knapp, President and General Manager. George. L. Allen, Vice President. W. B. Carr, Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. ' CRSPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: DAILY AND SUNDAT-SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. One year '5-00 Blx months 3.00 Three months l.K Any three days, except Sunday one year 3.00 Sunday, with Magazine 2.00 Special Mall Edition. Sunday - !? Sunday Magazine i-23 BY CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only cents Per -week, dally and Sanrtay U cents TWICE-A-WEBK ISSUE. Published Monday and Thursday one year O.00 Remit hy bank draft. express money order or regis tered letter. Address: THE REPUBLIC St. Louis. Mo. ETReJected communications cannot bo returned under any circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at St Louis. Mo., as second class matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. PER COPT. Eight, ten and twelve pages I cent Sixteen, eighteen and twenty paces & 5 cents for one or Z cents for two copies Twenty-two o twenty-eight pages. IThlrty pages TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Bell. Counting-Room Main C0IS Bditorial Reception-Room Park 155 i ..I cents ..3 cents Klnloch. A C75 A 674 SUNDAY, MARCH C, 1SXM. Circulation. IDiixiai Febnaary. W. B. Carr. Business Manager of Tho St Louis Re public being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of tho Dally and Sunday Republic printed during the month of February. 1904, all In regular editions, was as per schedule below: Date. Code 1 lOiSf xo 103.5.10 10Z.7S0 n 102,000 O 102.K40 T (Sunday) 115,280 f 10Ol.T0 ft 112.CU0 10 103,270 31 1O0I1O 32 104.2W0 IS 108,250 14 (Sunday) 118.CU0 Date. Copies. 15 105,250 10 107,440 17 10O.7UO 18 100.230 19 104,2 20 10S,41O 21 (Sunday) 120,420 22 107,4:t0 2a 107,000 24 108,000 25 lWtUJO 20 105,400 27 107,450 25 (Sunday) 120,010 2d ... 107f470 Total for the month 3,120,400 Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or filed 70,721 Net number distributed. .. 3,048,739 Average dally distribution 105,123 And said W. B. Carr further says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of February was 7.75 per cent v W. B. CARR. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23th day of February. j. F. FARISH. Notary Public, City of St Louis, Mo. My term expires April 2S, 1905. . Q IVORLD'S- -PAIR L'. PEVELY SADDBES PROMOTING. YFe are glad to note that Mr. Sadders Is Interest- big himself In behalf of the World's Fair. Follow ing la his letter, dated Mandevllle, Mcs February E6,'M: Dear Edlter: Can you put It' In yore honoblj paper that we aim to send that sheep .all rite If ws can that 1 wrote you from MarthaviHe, 1 come up to make the dicker and 1 reckon when It gits tharo Francis or some of them will know how to hannle It would the R. R. let It co In the bagago car? as It Is for the wolds fair or In a car by Itself hogs or cattle is Uble to tomp It or sit to rarin around and kll It 1 seen It yesday and It is all o. k.. also tharo Is a felow hear claims his dog Is part fox and wants to send It If he can glt any thing for It 1 ask him what he thought would be about rite and he says he wont part with It under JS It Is a torable ugly lltle thing -end whines Uko a fox end got a brush but 1 tell him 1 reckln Its to much he better take $5 If he can glt it most peple nint going: to care nothin about It no way. As 1 coma past Corrollton yesday 1 seen that tharo nigra who Is turn white In spots that Is goln to show hlsself at the wolds fair. It "he gits all white by Nor. he says ha alms to vote strait Democraklt ticket hut If hes got a single dark spot on him ha will bo for Pres Rusevelt 1 reckln hes tellln the truth, and they Is a heap of pepls that got yelow streaks also will vote her the samo way. Respectfully, PEVELY SADDERS. Ps, alnt hear nothin. from. J. N. Foot since the last time 1 told you. Mr. Sadders's active Interest In World's Fair matters Is altogether commendable both as an In. stance of Individual enterprise and as an example of progressive citizenship worthy of emulation by the many. In developing a new phase of World's Fair Interest Mr. Sadders deserves the thanks and en. conragement of tho public generally. We feel It accessary, however, to caution Mr. Sadders that the iWorld's Fair must not be confused with politics in njr way. j SODA AND TELEPHONES. Pity the poor druggist no longer. He has cultl ir&ted pity of his own for himself and rises In sub dued anger to get redress. He Is resolved that the corner Btore shall henceforth ceaee to be an Inter rogation and accommodation bureau. Through long yean of tolerance and polite suffering ho has earned a rest; and he will take it What a convenience Is tho retail drug store. It has drugs and toilet articles; It has stationery and school supplies; it has cigars and tobacco; It has a news stand and money-order department; It has a soda-water fountain, where Ice cream and refresh ing drinks are sold; It has most of the things a well- regulated family may need or desire, and, in addi tion, a free public telephone, which. Installed for the convenience of patrons, Is abused by every swain and maid who has more time for silly chat than brains for useful work. Is there anything you would like to know? Ask me arug cieric is mere anything you want? Get It at the corner drug store. Have you Idle time? Spend it In the corner drug store, watching and criticising the druggist's customers. Do you wish something for nothing? Help yourself at the drug store. Do your eyes ache at 2 in the morning? Ring the night-bell at the corner drug store. The drug clerk Is a temperate, smiling, consider ate fellow, -whom the men like and the ladles ad mire. He has a capacity for seeing and enjoying the foibles of human nature, and this makes his work relatively pleasant, with all of its annoyances. But ho has decided to lighten, his burdens and avoid tmnecessary labors and expense. One way Is to do away with the free public tele phone. Another Is raising the price of soda. He will sell less soda, make larger profits and be xid of spendthrift chatterboxes. By Installing a nlckel-totte-slot telephone he will free his ears of foolish waif equations and accommodate customers who BM the Instrument for business. gist Is Justified In enforcing reform. He's a good fellow and he should have as good a time as the rest of us during the World's Fair. -a- FIRE PROTECTION. Special consideration has been devoted to the subject of protection from fire since the Baltimore and Chicago tragedies. The discussion follows a triple course prevention, protection and resistance. Thee safeguards are equally Important. According to experts strict attention must be given to the materials used In construction, to the designs of buildings, to the width flnd straightness of streets, to wires charged with electricity, to ob fetructioH3 In streets and sidewalks and alleys, to the water bupply, to the location and number of fire-hj draufs, to the equipment of the Fire Depart ment, to tho blze and efficiency of the Police De partment, to articles which are kept In bulldiugs, to vigilance In edifices where there Is some danger of fire or accident. These provisions come under tho three divisions made of the subject. With them would be included laws requiring installation of fire escapes and exits, and all other precautions against damage to proper ty or injury to persons. Probably the chief interest centers ordinarily in the methods of resistance. General and special laws regulate prevention and protection. Laws -which are substantially adequate exist in nearly every city, and ample precautions will be afforded If these laws are conscientiously enforced. Of course, the late disasters have accentuated certain suggestions for improvement In the laws and have emphasized the prevailing necessity for keeping duty ever in mind. Quite properly the present St. Louis administra tion has been zealous In enlarging the- capacity of the Fire Department for fighting fires. New engine-houses have been acquired, new apparatus in stalled and the personnel of the department in creased. Plans for the Installation of other en gine and ladder companies are kept constantly prominent, and other recommendations are under consideration, with the object of bettering condi tions for protection and resistance. Next to the necessity for additional engines and ladder companies in the residence districts, the most urgent and commendable plan proposed is that which contemplates a battery of pumps, feeding high-pressure hydrants. In the downtown district. With this system for protecting the commercial sec tion of the city, in addition to the exceptionally thorough street-main service of the Waterworks and the augmented capacity of the department, the heart of tho city will be comparatively safe against large fires. The fire-protection plans of the administration de serve earnest support from all citizens. The loss of life and property in several cities is an impres sive argument for establishing the greatest and most precautions by the three methods of preven tion, protection and resistance. $ THE REORGANIZED REGIMENT. The First Regiment is upon an entirely new foot ing, and the circumstances promise to establish per manently a well-organized body of citizen soldiery which will be an honor to the city and State. The essentials to a flourishing regiment of militia are two: the services of capable and enterprising officers, and the support of the community at large. Owing to unfortunate circumstances which took their rise during the regiment's participation in the Spanish-American War, the regiment has been periodically disrupted by misunderstandings among Its officers. The situation finally became such that the organization's existence, certainly Its prosperity, was threatened. Not that the officers In cbnrge lacked In ability or ambition, but that they were working at cross purposes. The consequence was that our only local body of National Guard troops, except Battery A. lacked both a coherent body of officers and the necessary ontsidc backing. Colonel Frank D. McKenna, experienced In the regular army and but lately of this city, now has the chief command. Having obtained the reaulslte military training, and enjoying tho confidence of the substantial business interests, the advent of Colonel McKenna Into First Regiment affairs should mean a new life and a new zest added to Its career. The Republic, speaking for the community at large, has only to advise that the line officers and the men of the companies have at heart the inter ests of the regiment and, from that standpoint, ac cord Colonel McKenna their sympathetic co-operation. But citizens must remember that by reason of the Legislature's ungenerous attitude toward the National Guard, financial as well as moral support Is needed. It Is the public Interest to provide this necessity, since a -well-drilled regiment Is a practical service and an ornament to the city. However, it being demonstrated that the regiment Is a compact and creditable body of men, no reason will exist for believing that It will not receive any necessary as sistance. The only material support It needs is a fund for a creditable and commodious armory. This the people of the city should be glad to supply. . He must look about until he finds some young man who must also soon be married, and who appears to be a suitable match. The young man's parents con senting, the Nakodo gives a picnic, or theater party, or a visit to a temple, and Oils Is the Mi-al or 'mutual seeing.' If both approve, the marriage takes place." Miss Annie Kiyoklchl Sano writes rather resent fully of the absence of the "engagement," saying: "There is no engagement, no wooing, no flowers, no caramels; except that contract marriages are per mitted by consent of the parents. The Japanese girl la never kissed, cither before or after marriage. Kissing Is looked upon as an absurd, if not highly offensive, custom, one of the curious eccen tricities of the foreigners." Miss Sauo's rarely and often dcliclously diverting article on Japanese maids will be found In next Sunday's Republic Magazine. A Kauffman head makes the front cover of tlite number memorable for its delicacy of tint and beau ty of drawing. The figure is a belle of the Spanish type, with olive cheeks and eyes of a luster which makes them fairly flash at you from the paper, lips which are stained like the red rose and which smile at you, disclosing teeth which the artist with his excellent regard for detail, has made to glisten with the veritable sheen of pearls. Tho whole is n marvel of reproduction. The special features of this magazine number speak for themselves. Albert Opertl, official artist of the Peary Arctic Expedition, has done "The Great White World" Into a series of luridly magnificent color views, giving the characteristic tints of that land of indescribable scenic man-els the red fire of midnight sun, tho beauties of the aurora, the snows livened with rich golden yellow, the pinks and rich purples of Northern splendor. Features for the children, features for grown-ups, inchuliug some ex cellent complete fiction, humorous sketches, poems, and especially the Illustrations mark the high quali ty of this production. q The Post-Office Department ought to flnd it easy to give employment to all party workers who may apply for positions. Conditions may make the in spection business a permanent division. . Tho Portland Oregonian reviewed Adellna's con cert In these terms: "Ob, what a pitty-Patti." The critic might have supplied the box-office refrain: "But, oh, what a Jingle-Jangle." --, Workmen employed at the Michigan State build ing In tho World's Fair grounds are said to be study ing ichthyology. That must be something about the Immediate effects of vaccination. I $ WONDERS OF ASTRONOMY; WHY IT IS NOT DARK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SUN SETS. BY GARRSTT F, SSKV1SS, wnirrc:; Late In Santos-Dumont will visit St Louis soon to inspect the course selected for the international airship con test He desires to ascertain whether there are any cracks In the atmosphere. Russians are Jubilant since a Japanese torpedo boat has been found stranded near Port Arthur. They now know what hit 'cm. 4 President Roosevelt Is reported as favoring only two states the state of Politics and the state of Matrimony. ' RECENT COMMENT. rOR THE 8CXDAT REPUBUC. February tho astronomer and his friend were watching the sunset from a hlsh place. "Vou are Iookins In the wronjr direc tion," said the astronomer. "If you wish to enjoy the spectacle of sunset in all Its changing scenes ;ou must first face toward the east, not toward the west." "But the sun is not setting In the east," protested his friend. 'Truly it Is not. but the vast, gray shadow of the earth is rising there, and with the appearance of that phantom the pageant opens. "Few ccr behold It. however; partly because people seldom have a clear view down to the horizon and partly because they keep their backs to It. supposing, as you do, that the only place to look for the phenomena of sunset Is In the west. "There It comes!" the astronomer con tinued. "Look Just here, opposite to the place where the sun has disappeared. Tou see a low arch, faintly red or nunllli. and beneath It a darker segment, as If some huge, round thing were bdr.g thrust up there from behind the eastern edge of the earth. "It Is night advancing toward us, with slow steps, gradually spreading her skirts wider to cover tho whele breadth of the earth. It la one of the mo3t majestic spectacles In all tho round of natural phenomena. It Is tho true shadow of the earth that you see falling upon its at mosphere in the east When It has come over us here wc shall be burled In night" "But look at the west!" exclaimed the other. "Yes, now it Is time to turn back to the west The tun la far enough below the horizon for the twilight sheen to Ehow well there, bordered by delicate purple tints, which brighten as the sun sinks lower. Look! look! how a rosy light steals over tho landscape. It lasts but a short time, then the color 'fades from the sky. and the first shadow of night drops over ns. so that if we look Intently we may sec nero and there a star, brighter than its fellows, peering through the twilight "And now look at the cast again. "While we have been absorbed In the western pomp a Fccond glow has been displayed In the opposite quarter of the sky, and Is now finally fading Into the ashen hue of night." "How does It happen." Inquired tho as tronomer's friend, "that nlRht is so long In coming on? When the Eun li out of eight It oueht to be night Immediately." "So It would be." replied the astronomer, "but for the atmosphere. If the earth were as airless as the moon, night would come upon us as suddenly as the shutting of a closet door the moment the sun disap peared. The twilight that continues faint ly to Illuminate us after the sun has set Is due to the reflection of sunlight from the air above our heads. "you know that If you aro on a high mountain you can cee tho nun long after it has disappeared from the valleys. So the upper part of the atmosphere remains illuminated after the surface of tho earth la In shadow." "How long dors twilight last?" "About an hour and a half In this lati tude, at this time of the year." "But isn't it always the same, then?" "By no means. Early in March the twi light will be the shortest of the wholo year, except In the early part of October, when It Is about as short But at the end of June it will be tha longest of the year. Then it will last two hours or more after sundown." "Why theee changes?" "The slope of the earth a aJda Is at the bottom of them. But they are not the same all over tho earth. At tha equator tlxs twlllsht is very short, and night comes quickly after sundown, because tha sun gees straight down there, and soon gets so low beneath the horizon that Its rays no longer reach and Illuminate the air above us. "Experience has shown that, on tho av erage, twilight lasts until the sun has sunk eighteen degrees below the horizon. It takes the sun longer to descend eight een degrees below the horizon In June than it does in March, because In our latitude the slono of the sun's path with regard to the horizon Is less atefp In June than In March. "In March the sun passes from the hori zon to a level of eighteen degrees below It In about one hour and twenty-five min utes, and that measures the duration of twilight at that time of the year. But in June, the eun. going down less steeply, takes fully two hours to descend elrhteen degrees, and so the twilight Is proportion ally longer. Generally speaking, twilight Is long In summer and short In winter. "Farther north the differences are mush greater. In England, for instance, the March twilight lasts about one hour and thirty minutes, while the Juno twilight lasts throe hours, and In Sweden and oth er far northern lands it lasts all night "At Quito, on the other hand, which lies under the equator and at a high elevation, where the air overhead is much less dense and less capable of reflecting the sunlight than In our latitude, twilight lasts hard ly more than a quarter of an hour. The sun goes down and on comes the dark with a rush." Copyright 13H by W. R. Hearst Gmt Brit ain ICIchts Reserved. REMARKABLE NEW DISCOVERY OF THE EARTH'S TWELFTH MOVEMENT. By CAMILLE FLAMMARION. Atlanta Constitution. Starch Wind. I. JAPANESE MAIDS. It is high time we took thought of the Japanese woman, as a possibility of rule, in the Orient in the same senso in which the American woman Is the potential ruler of the Occident and as an Influence upon universal civilization. Such men as Lafcadlo Hearn and Edwin Arnold have long held up the Japanese woman to the world's Imagination, and, except our own, there Is none more picturesquely and more prominently in universal attention. Hers Is a" piquant and colorful attractiveness which has made Itself felt upon mankind, and the mention of her carries -with It an atmosphere and suggestion of the tender, the beautiful, the lovnble, essentially the "artistic" Yet, except for what Arnold and Hearn and our romances and operas and teacups ami Japanese fans have told us, we know not much about her; know her superficially at best Despite the wide adaptiveness of Japan and the extensive adoption of European ideas which have characterized its progress during the last genera tion, the position of its women haa changed little. The men of the little Island Kingdom have at least shown themselves conservative In their attitude to ward her. A proposal to "emancipate" her is as yet viewed or would be; nobody has forcibly urged It as not only unnecessary, but In the nature of things absurd. The difference between her life as girl, wife and mother and that of the American girl la so great as to be almost Incomprehensible to us. To regard her seriously has not occurred to the Japanese, though by no means Is she denied affectlOD, a disposition suggesting reverence, a care Involving respect To all purpose, by custom, by tradition, she la the charming, Irresponsible and, as a recent writer, puts It, "automatic" dott. Annie "Kiyoklchl Sano, a Japanese girl, -writes of her national little sisters In most entertaining fash Ion. Says she: "When a young Japanese girl has reached marriageable age ehe must be married. There are, generally speaking, no old maids nor old Bachelors In all Japan. Accordingly her parents chapse a Nakodo, or middleman, usually some dls- The retail drug- creemarrled friend of the family, and call on him. Here h come de 'ole Blow-Hard, Wld his roar en rumolol Blow dt palln's 'cross d yard Make do chimney tumble! Itumplln' roses In de dew Try ter blow de starn out too! IL Here ho come! he projlck 'roun Steeple-bells a-ringing. Big trees bo win' ter de gromV; Birds too skeered fer slngln'! Wonder ef he think dat he Own dls country, fur en freeT III. Lookey dar! My beaver hat Cost a big, roun' dollarl Knock It sideways! Mash it flat! Blow me thoo' my collar! But ho'll soon be out o' breath Blow en blow yo'se'f ter death! Itepnbllcnn Pllcht In Iorra. Louisville Herald. Martin J. Wade ! the only Democrat in tho House from Iowa. In explanation of the attitude of many Re publicans of Iowa toward Governor Cummins's views on tho necessity of adjusting tariff rates to meet changed conditions, Mr. Wade said tho people of "his State were like tho fellow who eat on a doorstep one winter morning about 2 o'clock, when a policeman camo along. "What are you doing here?' Inquired the guardian of tho peace. The man replied: "I amMust thinking." "Well." said the officer, "get In or you will freeze to death. What are you thinking about?" "I was Just thinking." replied tho man, "whether I would go in and get killed or whether I would stay out here and freeze to death." WRITTEN rOR TJIK SUJTDAT RnTUBtlC. With the aid of tho splendid astronomi cal Instruments of to-day a French as tronomer has Just discovered a twelfth movement of the earth. This newly discovered movement con sists in an oscillation of the terrestrlc pole around an average position', an os cillation which at the samo time Is peri odical and irregular, which takes for its completion a space of about thirteen months, and which constantly changes the latitude of every place on the surface of the earth. The extreme end of tho axis of the earth, the pole, describes a curve around a cer tain central position. It has long been thought that an oscilla tion of this kind existed, but it has now been accurately measured by a number of epecial observatories in the same lati tude (33 degrees north), provided with special Instruments for tills purpose. It has been proved that the oscillation amounted to six-tenths of a second In 1S. five-tenths In U92. four-tenths In 1S33, three-Jenths in 18M and 1SSS, four in 1895 and 18J7. five In 1K8. four In 1S30, two In IS") and 190L tliree in 1KC and four In 1!1J. Now what does one-tenth of a second of tho circumference of the earth mean In tho polar region? One degree of tho meridian drcls repre sents a length of 111,707 meters, one mln uto of tho same circle therefore repre sents 1.SC2 meters, and one second SI me ters. Consequently one-tenth of a second Is equal to 3.10 meters, and the oscillation therefore amounts to between 8 and U meters. This is. of course, a. very small move ment but it exists, nevertheless, and shows us that even if our planet has a weight of 5,957 scxtlllions of kilos, or In figure Bi75,CKX),v,0CK),0Oi),00O,O0O,0W kilo grams, it Is nothing but a playball for the great cosmic forces. To get an exact idea of tho size of cne circular degree one might take a round tablo with a olrcumferencs of 2 meters and CD centimeters. One degree would then be oxactly one centimeter long, sown from the center of the table. This table will be found to hove a di ameter of 1 meter. 14 centimeters, and 1 degree is accordingly 1 centimeter seen at a distance of C7 centimeters, or 1 meter at a distance of 57 meters, or a man of 1 meter 70 centimeters at a distance of 37 meters, or a treo of 13 meters at a dis tance of S meters or tho Eiffel Tower seen at a distance of 17 kilometers. To form an Idea of the value of one minute ono must multiply tha preceding figures by sixty, a minute being one-sixtieth part of a degree. Ono minute will then be the apparent size of a man of 1 meter. 70 centimeters, seen at a distance of 6,SH meters, or the Eiffel Tower at 1,029 kilometers. The apparent size of one minute Is not visible to the naked eye, except when It is represented by a luminous object or an object wliieh moves. Tho minute is now again divided' Into sixty parts called seconds, and one second represents the apparent size of an object seen at a distance of 206,2)5 times Its di ameter. It is a lino of 1 millimeter long seen at a distance of 205 meters, or the thickness of a human hair at a distance of 20 meters. A second Is therefore ordinarily too email to be seen by the naked eye, but light form and motion play an Important part In our Impressions through the eye. It Is. for Instance, far easier to perceive a. white point against a black background than to discover a black point of tho game size on a white background. It is much easier to see a line than a point. It is possible to see a line In motion which remains invisible In repose. During my recent pxperlments with the pendulum in the Pantheon I think I succeeded In finding the limitations of human vision. When in motion the cord on which my pendulum was suspended, a piano wire of seven-tenths of a millimeter In diameter, on a bright day could bo seen against the paintings of the dome at a distance of EO or even 55 meters. This wire seen at 55 meters represents a value of three sec onds. We are therefore able to perceive a luminous or bright line of three seconds when It la In motion. Some of the stars are less than ens sec ond In size, and still they affect and pro duco an Image upon our retina. With our almost perfect astronomical in struments of to-day we have been able, to discover a twelfth movement of the earth, measured by tenths of a second, producing oscillations represented In size by a milli meter seen at a distance of two kilo meters. "But." I hear some of my readers ex claim, "what are, then, the other eleven movements of the earthT" I shall explain them In a few words. The first and most Important Is the dally rotation of our globe around Its axis, which produces day and night The second la tho nnyinal revolution or the earth around the sun. causing: the change of seasons. The third la the rtoveznent of the axis of the earth around the ecllptlo pole, producing the equinoctial taocesjlon. which Is completed In 15,765 years. The fourth is the monthly movement ef the earth around the common -rityr of gravity of the earth and tho moon. The fifth Is the nutation of elshteen years and a half caused by attraction of tho moon. The sixth Is the variation in the ebllQ. ulty of tho ecllptlca, which Increases or decreases from century to century. The seventh Is the secular variation or the eccentricity of the terrestrial orbit The eighth Is the deplacement of the or bit which Is accomplished In 21,000 years. The ninth Is caused by the perturbations In the attractions of the various plants according to their distance. The tenth is the change in the center of gravity oft our whole solar system, a oenter which Is determined by the chang ing positions of the planets. The eleventh Is the general translation of the whole solar system which carries us toward the constellation of Hercules. It Is wonderful to think how manifold aro the powerful cosmic forces which In fluence our little globe and carry It around as If It were a leaf flying before the wind. Wonderful Is it also to think of u progress science has made since Galileo was forced to repudiate his belief In a double movement of the earth kneelin on the floor of the Church of Minerva at Rome. "E pur si mlcove." Cbpyrlsnt 1504. by W. R. Eeuit Great Britain rights reservwl. Republicans Cornered. Philadelphia Record. Representative Williams of Mississippi, has mtro 1CZ JL U to put tato execun the reciprocity treaty with Franco, which the Senate did not ratify. Ho can hardly expect to get the bill through the House and use It as means of pressure on the Senate, and tho treaty is dead now anyway. He may hope to get a vote on the bill and put the Republicans on record as voting against a measure of reciprocity authorized by the Dingly tariff and negotiated under the di-ectlon of President Mc Klnley. but the Republicans can flnd means of avoiding a roll call on it The introduction of the bill by the Democratlo leader emphasizes th rrntiii v.. .... Republicans of the reciprocity policy they were lately boasting of. An Imperialistic Voice Heard. Louisville Herald. Annexation would be a more economical, as well as effective, solution of the problems constantly arising from Dominican perversity and incapacity for self government than the constant maintenance of a naval protectorate over the Haytlan coast Mako the territory American, strengthening American lnfluenco In tho Caribbean and adding to the security of the American Isthmian Canal. The South would llfco to see the flag put up on every island of tho West Indian archipelago. Philippine Torlfl. New York Tribune. Conviction la growing of the Justice of reducing tho duties on Importations from the Philippines. It is not alone a matter of Justice, but likewise of good policy, for larger trade and greater prosperity In the Philip- i""ra "u" " "" American market will make easier our task of government TRIUMPHS OF YOUNG AMERICAN WOMEN IN EUROPEAN SOCIETY. BY MRS. JOHN A. LOGAN. In the Itestanmat. Cleveland Leader. m His breakfast check amounted to 69 cents. Ho hand ed a dollar to tho waiter, who soon returned with four dimes on a silver tray, and the guest proceeded to pick them up one by one. "Tou'd better take the tray," suggested the waiter. . Canal Treaty Passed. Chicago News. To every thing an end must comav No odds how far it reaches; But who would think this would have some Sffect on Morgan's speeches? Political Martyr Modern Variety. Chicago News. Well, why should not Governor Tates pose as a mar tyr? Has not the Supreme Court struck a blow at his slush fund by wiping out the useless canal Jobi? Upon Their "Fora." Philadelphia Inquirer. Korea, being near enough to Judge the fighters, bets on Japan. WRITTEN rOR THE SUNDAY REPUBIJC "Rita's" recent berating of people who have dared to enter English society and who are not to the manner born Is most amusing. She says: "Fervently one wishes that tho vulga rian millionaire had remained In his own country, wherever it may be: had spent his gains in the gambling saloons, drink shops, cattle ranches, gold mines and oil springs where they were made. "His triumphant march over England and Parts Is a disgrace to the nobility of both. His ill-gotten wealth a vllo brib, with which ho purchases heritage. tltU and acceptance. After all the tyranny and infamy which often have gone to build up his enormous wealth, he comes to the old country and buys Its suffer ance, and purchases Its bankrupt estates, and ends by admission to court and a tltlo for services rendered. For the mil lionaire can afford to smile at the poverty of tho peerage. "Ho can even afford to offer princely loans on terms so very advantageous that only etiquette prevents them being treated as a gift pur ct simple. Therefore, one must supposo the "moneyed creature" has his uses, and once aware of the fact, re fuses to hldo his glittering light under any bushel of self-depreciation. "But what of tho state of society where such things are permitted, condoned, even applauded? How rotten must be the roots of the treo when such fungus can obtain a hold upon it! Can live and flourish and expand and draw Into its fetid embrace the rank and beauty and nobility that once made England's glory." One Is reminded by this raillery of the controversy of Widow Bedot and Elder Sniffles. The widow pretended to be wealthy, and so the Elder married her for her money, but finding she had none, he began to upbraid her because of the fraud she had practiced, when the wily widow retorted It was no worsq for her to have deceived him about the money than for hfan to have deceived her by marrying her for her money. The truth is honors aro easy between tho Impecunious nobility and tho parvenu. forts and abilities have acquired wealth enough to buy the titles of degenerate nobility who have squandered everything but their entailed titles. It Is doubtless questionable taste for these honest people to wish to buy tltlc3 or to desire to mingle with the titled class, to purcnans dilapidated estates, to occupy castles or palaces that must be repaired before they are habitable, but to Imagine that the introduction of good, healthy, honest proud blood Into that of degener ate races affects them unfavorably Is a serious mistake. As Americans, we regreat than any American woman should be ambitious to have a title, as we consider them empty honors; but if they must have them, we are quite sure there is not a single In stance on record where an American haa dishonored any position or title. As a rule, they are gracious, accom plished women, who ore loyal to their hu bands and their adopted' country. Their children may have broader views and more Independent spirits than the average descendants of nobility, but they will not disgrace the honored names they bear, as some of their paternal ancestors have done. How was It that English society became eo demoralized that representatives of titles have to resort to the nouveau ziche to recuperato their fortunes? Something must have been radically wrong before they were contaminated by association with tho despised commoners. I am very sorry "Rita" takes such a dis mal view of International marriages and exchange of titles for gold with which to redeem the decayed nobility and tho es tates of old families, because It is but fair to tell her there Is Just as much solici tude on the part of tho best society of the New World lest this Infusion of tainted blood may bo disastrous to the patriotism, republicanism and ambition of coming generations. Loyal Americans want future genera tions to be salwart high-minded, ener getic and reflncd. so that th-y cut tnV their places in the great American army envious English cousins and that the grace and beauty of the Vicereine at the Durbar were maddening to envious Eng lish women, and that the manifest favor itism shown the younc Duchess of Marl borough Is also Irritating, but there is no help for It however fervently our Enr- irlends may wish they had stayed llsh in their own countrv. Thv nr Vir- to JlaT..ana l sustal? the dignity of their positions with peerless grace and Intelligence. vnr of the nobility that once made Ene- I of progress and civilization land and France glorious have degener- One can understand that tha w,mt, ated far beneath the dignity of genuine. American womerfln ever? doVimS, ? rrank commonara. who by their honeit f-' M..h h - i... ""..position in 4,B IWtNTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From Tho Republic, March 7. -S79. The fire-einglne houses were draped In mourning on account of the death of Jacob Trice, who had been foreman of Hook and Ladder Company 'No. L Mortrom D. Lewis. Public Admin istrator, removed his ofQco to No. 10 Insurance building. Sixth and Locust streets. The wills of Samuel Sides and Mro. Nancy J. Borden were ad mitted to probate. Suits were filed to settle the es tate or William L. Ewing. Tho heirs numbered more than a hun dred. Frank Dlmetry filed a. suit for damages ngalnst Gregolre An buchon, a Constable of Florissant who had shot the plaintiff by m! take. The St Louis Art Society, George Bain president, was Incorporated. Tho Young Men's Christian As sociation elected the following as officers: Frank L. Johnston, Gen eral &. a. Moore, Captain -uason, Jb. B. Snow, J. A. Parker. ueorge W. Jones. C. C. Nicholl Frederick Masschmeler. J. Kjrf- ler, G. W. Reitz, Louis Below. Thomas Nledrinshaus, H. C. Grsfwe Grawe and M. Warner. James O. Broadhead appearaS at the Courthouse for the first time In several months, his conflnemtat at homo being due to a carriage ae- ' I. M. arker rholls . V which they are placed K 1. H n M I i .. mV., h .w :- - ' t-. -A-ffy-jrj -t. . J - j XSw";,.