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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. rA"PRIL' !. 1904.
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TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
BUSINESS.
Yesterday's bank clearings wero JS.too,
12; balances $1,596,675. Local discount
rates were between 6 and 6 per cent. Do
mestic exchange was quoted ns follows;
New York Site premium Mil. 40c premium
asked; Chicago lOo premium bid, 15c pre
mium asked; Cincinnati, Louisville and
New Orleans, 10c discount bid, par asked.
Wheat closed higher at J2TiiiS3c bid
July; JL033Xir7 No. 2 red. Corn closed
higher at 4Sc bid July; 40a No. 2 mixed.
Oats closed at 37ic bid July; giio'
No. 2 mixed.
Spot cotton was unchanged In the local
market.
WASHINGTON.
President Roosevelt Is experiencing dif
ficulty In finding some ono to act as chair
man of the Republican National -"Committee.
DAY IN CONGRESS.
SENATE.
Tho contract for cancelling- machines' In the
rost-Offlce Department was, the obji-rt vt a
heated dtste In the Senate. The Democrats
claimed that JISO a year tent for a machine
'codtlojr 150 was exceHe, while the Repub
licans held that it ru no more than wan Jiuit,
as the machine was patented. In tr-e early
portion of the session aiine exeeluslon wos
declined. When the Senate adjourned the
port-otnee bill was still under consideration.
HOUSE.
The House passed many bills. Including the
Philippine shipping: bill and the bill appro
prlatlmr 1(75,00) In aid of the Lewis & Clark
Centennial Exposition in Portland. Or-.. in
3KC. The bill provides that no mcrehandlso or
passengers, except sur-rlles for the army or
navy, shall be transported by pea, under pun J
lty or forfeiture. btecn ports of tho United
States end the Philippine Archipelago, in any
except res"els of the United States. It does
not prohibit, however, the talllns of any foreign
tvel between the-Unlted-States and the Phil
ippines. Tne. Philippine Commission Is author
ised to Issue licenses to'encae In lltcraco or
other exclusively harbor, business to eels or
ether craft actually ensaced In such business
at the date stated, and to eswis or other
craft built' In the Philippines or In the United
ates arid owned by citizens or the United
States or, inhabitants of the Philippines.
WAR IN THE FAR EAST.
St Petersburg continues to hear reports
that the Japanese will take advantage of
the Raster festivities and tha moonless
Bights to make another attack on Port
Arthur.
General Kuropatkln hus returned to
XJao-Yang.
Japanese officers, disgeised as Chinese,
re on the way to the large CUInese army
at Chao-Yang, commanded by General Ma.
Seoul hears that there are no Russians
n the Korean side of th Yalu River.
Correspondents assigned to the First Dl
TWon of the Japanese Army arrive at
Chemulpo on the way to the scene of war.
GENERAL DOMESTIC.
The witnesses from Dover; Del., in the
Botkln case have been ordered to remain
In San Francisco temporarily, that their
depositions In a new case may be taken.
Professor Borden P. Browne of Bos
ton University was acquitted of oil
charges by the New York East Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Trade reviews say that events of the
last week have been generally favorable
to business, the best reports coming from
the South, though still much remains to
be desired.
C. J. Caper of Black Rock. Ark., died
under strange circumstances in a hotel at
Sedalia, Mo.
dhc persons were killed in a cyclone
at Mexla. Tex.
Creditors of Daniel J. Sully & Co. re
fuse an offer of settlement made by Sul-
ly, and the deposed cotton king's friends
retire from the meeting after finding that
their effort to force favorable action are
In vain.
LOCAL AND SUBURBAN.
John Soott & Sons sued the Park-View
Realty Company for JS0.823 on account of
radios; a Urge tract of land at the
World's Fair grounds.
FOREIGN.
The Anglo-French colonial treaty was
signed In London.
Marine Intelligence.
New York. April S. Koenljr Albert, from
Genoa and Naples, for New York, is re
ported by wireless telegraph as having
pasted Nantucket Lightship at 1:40 p. m.
La Lorraine, from Havre, for New York,
In communication by wireless telegraph
with Nantucket Lightship at 2:19 p. m.
London, April 7. Sailed: Montrose, Hal
ifax and St John, New Brunswick.
Queenstown, April 8. Balled: Cymric,
from Liverpool, Boston.
Movltle. April 8.-SaIIed: Parisian, from
.Mrerpool, Halifax.
Christiana, April 2.-SaiIed: Island. New
Tor.
Queenstown. April 8. Arrived: Cretic,
Boston, fpr Liverpool, and proceeded.
Plymouth, April 8. -Arrived: Moltke.
now New York.
' Havre, April 8. Arrived: La Gascogne,
Jf aw York.
Naples, April 7, Arrived: Neckar. New
nrork.
Ponta del Gada, Azores. April I. Ar
rived: Princess Irene, New. York for
Gibraltar, Naples and Genoa. (
Naples, April 7. Sailed: Canoplc from
Alexandria, Boston via Gibraltar.
SHnTUeKHT RAPIDLY CUAXGIXG.
Hamlia ' Galnlatr ,31i , Following la
- j Fayette, Coanty.
REPUBLIC SPJCCIAL. ' X . j
Vandal!, rtt ' ,April 8.-jfTh contest be
tween . the, Hamlin; arid Yates forces Is
waxing exceedingly, warm and promises to
be one ottbo'.hardeat, -fought political bat
tles ever waited, In this county.
The Yates advocates 'have all along de
sired an early -convention, r and had the
County Convention been. held six weeks
ago, doubtless) the .Yates .faction would
have won," but -now conditions have
changed, and .the -Hamlin-sentiment Is
growuuc .rapidly .aU over the county. The
Republican County? Central Committee
now. stands 13 for.Hamlhv against C for
Yates.- -- ' -
: trhetSargain Hasten.'" .
80.00 given away,. Bee page '"ad" In
to-morrow's Republic.
CHARGE EXCESSIVE RENTAL
IS PAID FOR MACHINES.
Dcmoeratlo Senators Try to Cat
Down Expenses In the Post-
OJkt Department.
Washington, April . The contract for
canceling machines used by the Post-Of-floe
Department was debated at length In
the Senate to-day in connection with the
Post-Offlce appropriation bUL
Mr. Culberson Introduced an amendment
reducing the rental of the machines arid
the Democratic Senators charged that the
rental now paid was the same that was
'paid under the contracts made by George
TV. Beavers, when 'he-was Chief of the
Salary and Allowance Division of the
Poat-Offlce Department, .and that it
iwas excessive. Mr.- Lodge denied the
charge, saying that there was no proof of
its truth.
The Post-Ofooe bUl was still under con
. alderatlon when the Senate adjourned. A
The first hours of -the session were -voted
to a discussion by Mr. Pattersonf
the Chinese, question, in which he main
tained that the exclusion laws would be
Ineffective after December 7 unless there
were additional legislation. .-
-Your dentist will "for Good-nese sake"
recommend BANITOL TOOTH POWDER.
CONTESTS IK SIX
COUNTIES TO-DAY
Cole, Caldwell, Clay, Henr.r, War
ren and Stoddard to Vote on
Gubernatorial Question.
TWENTY - NINE DELEGATES.
Primaries Will Bo'IIeld in Four
and Mass Conventions in Two
Folk's Onl.v jS'ame on
IJallot in Henry.
counties ski.kctim;
ni:i.r.c .Tns to-day.
primaries.
County. Delegates.
I'OlP
CHiitsTrii ::
Henry H
C'Iny 7
TOU"SIUI MISS .MEETIMiS.
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Stodilnrd .....
Total S!
"Folk's name Is the only one on
I.
To-day's primaries and comity mass
meetings may do much in the direction of
settling tlie question of control in the next
Demociatic State Convention. Six counties
are to decide the Issue, on the governor
ship, and of these six threoxare of much
more importance In the outcome than the
mere matter of delegate strength to which
they will be entitled In the State Con
vention. Cole County, with but Ave delegates. Is
the home of what is admittedly an antl
Folk circle of InfluentUU Democrats. The
County Committee, however, has shown
Folk leanings on .two occasions, and It is
the contention of tho Circuit Attorney's
friends that all of the country districts
will be found in support of him at the
close of the day, with a margin sufficient
to overcome any lead that Mr. Reed, the
rival candidate in that county, may have
in Jefferson City, the capital of the State
and the county seat.
The loss of Cole will mean a reverse for
the anti-Folk forces that will be difficult
to overcome In Its effect In counties yet to
hold meetings.
Clay County, with Its seven delegates,
has especial significance in the fact that
it lies directly north of Jackson, the home
of Mr. Reed. Both Folk and Reed have
earnest supporters In Clay, and each can
didate Is claiming the county.
HENRY CONCEDED.
Henry County, already conceded, to the
Circuit Attorney, by reason of the fact
that both Judge Gantt and Mr. Reed have
declined to allow their names to go on
the ticket there, is an Important Demo
cratic community, and the home of Judge
Gantt, himself a candidate for the eov
ernorshlp. Of the 710 delegates to the State Con
vention, Mr. Folk has to his credit, in
cluding the conceded eight votes of Henry
County, 10S instructed supporters, repre
senting twenty-flve counties and three
bt. Louis wards. Mr. Reed, has thirty-three
delegates .pledged to him from five coun-
ties. Mr.
Hawes has 111 delegates from St.
Louis City, with three uninstructed dele
gates from Crawford County, doubtless
luvoraoietTO nis candidacy.
The combined opposition to Mr. Folk
has, therefore, 1M delegates out of the
3 necessary to a nomination. If by
chance and good politics, the anti-Folk
uniiasora are ame to secure tne eighty
three delegates from Kansas City, St. Jo
seph and Joplln (Jasper County), they
must yet get no fewer than 129 country
votes to have a majority in the State body.
The fact- of a primary In Buchanan
County (St. Joseph) Is supposed to Indicate
a measure of success for the Folk forces,
ana If it Is true as reported that thirty
of the Jackson County (Kansas City)
committeemen are for Folk against elcht
een for Reed, there Is reason for think
ing that the retiring Kansas City Mayor
w-111 have hard work to control the forty
five delegates from his home communfty.
Mr. Reed's frisnds say that he will un
doubtedly carry Jackson County anii Kan
sas City, and that he will be the winner
in Buchanan. One of the Reed supporters
went so far as to say the other day that
the Kansas City man would stand agoid
jhance of winning without tho aid of St.
Louis, Kansas City or St. Joseph. This
statement was made, however. IWore tho
primaries of a week ago. In which Folk
showed surprising strength.
BATTLE GAUGE.
The Jasper County delegation is to be
fought for next Tuesday, and If Mr. Reed
wins. It will give him and his followers
courage to continue the quest of delegates
outside of the cities. If Mr. Folk-wins
with a fair measure of success in to-day's
primaries, there will be- reason for pre
dicting that ho will find easier sailing In
the counties yet to be heard from.
CLOSES COLE COPISTY CASfPAIGJf.
Folk Addreasea Crowd at Capitol
Both Sides Confident.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Jefferson City, Mo, April 8. Joseph "W".
Folk closed his campaign In Cole County
to-night before a crowded house In the
Hall of Representatives at the Capitol.
About 800 persons listened to his remarks
and cheered him when he made strong'
points.
Tho meeting waa made up of all .classes.
About 100 of his auditors came from ad
Joining counties. He devoted bis atten
tion in the main to the boodle issue and
scored Hawes and Reed for their asser
tion mat mere was no such issue.
Mr. Folk made two speeches In the
county to-day. one at Russellvllle to an
audience of 300, and at Centretown to a
crowd of 200. He failed to make connec
tion ffom Russellvllle to Centretown. but
reached there later in the day by opeclal
train chartered for the. purpose.
The- campaign In Cole County between
Folk and Reed has been kept hot tor the
last week and both sides are claiming a
victory in the primary to-morrow.
"FOLK WILL BIS SEXT GOVERNOR."
Congressman Cochran Smys Bflsaoarl
Political Skies Are Clearing.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. ,
Washington. April 8. Representative
Cochran of the. St. Joseph QJ'trict has
returned to Washington and resumed his
seat In the House.
He declares the political skies of Mis
souri are clearing and that Folk will be
the next Governor of Missouri.
MITCHELL ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY.
Nevada Democrat Will Make Baee
for Secretary of State.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Nevada, Mo.." April 8. R. W. Mitchell
to-day published an announcement of his
candidacy for Secretary of State. .
The announcement was made editorially
In his paper.
Committee Meeting: Called.
REPUULIC SPECIAL.
PcrryvMeC Mo., April 8. The chairman
of the Democratic Committee of Perry
County has called a meeting of the com
mittee to meet at Perryvlllo, Mo., April
11, for the purpose of setting the time and
to decide on the method of selecting dele
Kates to tbe State Convention at Jeffer
son City. The sentiment of the voter Is
In favor of a county primary.
Elect Judicial Delegate.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Doniphan, Mo., April 8. A Democratic
mass meeting elected Ed Ferguson, D. C
Cunningham and C. C. Hughes delegates
to the convention at" Joplln. Governor
Dockery, Senator Stone, Congressman De
Annond and R- B. Oliver wero1 Indorsed
for delegates at large. . - '
DEFENDER OF
TALKS
General Cronje, Former Comma nder of the Boer Forces, Reaches
St. Louis With Large Number of Persons Who Will Take Part
in Worlds Fair Pleased by Reception in America.
"The people of America hao received
me In so Kind a manner that I am at loss
to cxpres-s my appreciation," said Gpncral
Plet Andries Cronje, late commander of
the Itoer forces In South Africa, and later
prisoner of war at St. Helena, last night
as lie sat In the car in tho railroad yards.
"The Traimvnnl Is endeavoring lo bring
order out of the chao-4 which the long war
wrought. Nearly every soldier that sur
vived the conlllct has gone hack lo his
farm. There Is not enough live stock, but
a few -'ears will find the country as pros
peious as ever.
"I cannot ?ay that all the people are
reconciled to their fate. There are a few
discontents:, but the moU of us have bowed
our head.4 to the inevitable We fought
a good light, but tho enemy waa too
great.
APPRECIATE SYMPATHY.
"I am told that thl-t section of tho
United Slates showed the liveliest em
pathy for my country In Its war against
a stronger Power, and to this section I
wish to give my heartiest greeting."
General Cronje was forced to carry on
lilt conversation through an interpreter,
as ho Is unacquainted with the English
language, but the face of the distinguished
soldier conveyed his meaning before his
words had been Interpreted.
This champion of the Transvaal is S
years old and is accompanied by his
nephew and grandson and his secretary,
who acts us interpreter. He wore a riding
suit of English fashion, top boots, a soft
shirt and a pith helmet with a heavy
band of crape, as token of mourning fot
hi3 wife, who died less than a year ago.
- BOY ON HIS KNEES.
General Cronje was seated In a car with
Boer men and women. He held a 5-year-old
boy on his knees and was talking In
kindly tones to those nearest him. The
supply of water In the cars was exhaust
ed and many of tho children were crying.
SIX PERSONS LOSE
THEIR LIVES IN
TEXAS TORNADO.
Continued From Page One.
they are now saturated with water a
freeze will prove fatal.
FOUR INCHES OF SNOW.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Pilot Grove, Mo., April 8. A heavy wind,
accompanied by blinding snow, lias been
raging all day. The ground is covered
with four Inches of snow. Frost to-night
will Injure the fruit and vegetables.
DEEP SXOW IN LINN.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Linneus, Mo., April 8. Linn County ex
perienced tho heaviest snowfall of the
winter to-day.
TWO STORM3 AT VIRGINIA.
REPUnLlC SPECIAL. ,
Virginia, 111.. April 8. A fierce wind
storm last night, which did much minor
damage throughout the county, was fol
lowed to-day by a blizzard, rain, snow and
hall, with falling temperature. Unless the
storm soon abates the wheat crop Will be
seriously harmed.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS RUINED.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Galena, Kas., April 8. Galena and the
surrounding country are suffering from
one cf the most severe storms of the sea
son. The wind this morning blew almost
a gale and has increased with the day.
About noon a cold wave came on, and by
1 o'clock, the temperature reached the
freezing point, where It has remained up
to 6 o'clock this evening.
A great amount of damage has been
done by the wind. At 3 o'clock a fine rain
set In, which soon turned to sleet and
snow. This Is still falling. Driven by the
flerco wind. It equals any snow of la3t
winter. This removes all doubt as to
whether tho fruit In this section Is WUed
or not. The large strawberry fields are In
fuU bloom.
SNOW BENEFITED FRUIT.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. The blizzard
and snowstorm to-day did not affect the
fruit in this section as badly as In Kan
sas and Nebraska. Little damage was
done, except to pears. Tho snow melted
almost as fast as It fell, and its coming
was even beneficial to some kinds of
fruit.
TWELVE-INCH SNOW AT TRENTON.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Trenton, Mo., April 8. The Wixzard that
visited this section to-day Is unprecedent
ed In at least eighty years. The enow
fall was 12 Inches, followed by a general
rain. During the first half of the day
business was practically paralyzed. Drifts
4 feet in depth were common on sidewalks
and busy streets.
BATES COUNTT SUFFERS.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Butler, Mo., April 8. The heaviest snow
storm of tho season fell throughout Bates
County to-day, und tho weather Is very
cold.
PADUCAH HOUSES DAMAGED.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Paducah, Ky., April 8. A fierce gale has
been blowing here all day and has done
considerable minor damage. A house be
longing to George . Bernhard was blown
down, and a.numtter of roofs have been
taken from buildings. Water craft have
remained tied to tho shore.
SNOWDRIFTS AT AUXVASSE.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Auxvasse, Mo., April 8. The worst
storm In yeais la and has been raging
for the 'last twelve hours, snow drifting
and the Wind blowing twenty miles an
hour.
COLD WAVE IN OKLAHOMA.
Guthrie, Ok.. April 8. At Guthrie and
In Oklahoma In general high winds and
sandstorms have prevailed during the
entire day, accompanied by a cold wave,
unusual for this time of the year. The
cold will do much damage to fruit. It Is
feared.
In the Indian Territory storms are gen
eral, accompanied In places by rains. At
Featherstone, on the Fort Smith .and
Western Railroad. Frank Ponder, at sec
tion foreman, was killed by lightning.
RANCHMEN MAY SUFFER.
OmahaNeb.. Aprils. A storm of rain,
sleet and snow prevailed to-day and to
night, at times reaching the proportions of
a fierce blizzard. The temperature, how
ever, was not low enough to cause any
serious damage. Norfolk. Neb., reports
the worst blizzard of the winter, with the
probability of serious loss to ranchmen.
The storms also extend over Western
Iowa.
WIND CAUSES THREE DEATHS.
Council Bluffs, la., April 8.-Jack Ten
nelblChartes Hasklns and Smiley Baxter,
three saloonkeepers, were drowned In
LakeManawa to-day while hunting ducks.
The three men were crossing the lake In
a small boat, when It got into a trough
of the high waves and sank. Robert
Brown, a pavilion attendant, went to the
rescue of the men, but when he reached
them Baxter and Hasklns sank.
He attempted to pull Tenncll Into the
boat, but was unable to do so. He then
told the half-drowned man to hold to the
stern of the boat, and Brown started to
tow him ashore." When half the distance
had been covered Tennell became so fa
tigued that he lost his hold and sank Im
mediately. '
The bodies have not been recovered. The
accident was the result of the extremely
high wind, which lashed the lake into a
sea of waves. Alt three of the men lived
In this city.
MONTANA-DAKOTA BLI2ZARD.
St. Paul,. Minn., April &--A sticky enow-
LOST CAUSE
OF NATIVE LAND.
The old Gcneralwas trying to comfort
them.
One child had started to leave the car
and search for waterAor his baby sister
who was crying, and It was this lad that
the hero of Magersfontalne was holding
on his knees while he explained that tho
tanks In the cars would be filled as soon
as the train reached a water-tank.
Twenty coaches were In the train and
in front of the coaches were several cars
tilled with the belongings of the members
of the paity. On a flat car were a num
ber of buck wagons, trek wagons and the
carriage from which General Joubert di
rected tho operations of his army after
he became too ill to "sit a horse.
LAIIGE PARTY.
On the train were 200 Boer, Including
tlfty women and children: 13) English,
thlrty-ilve Zulus and twenty-five Swazls.
The party sailed from Delagoa Bay March
5. on the steamship Dounne Castle, and
arrived at Newport News April 6, an!
within nine hours were on a westbound
train, with all their possessionsL
The party is In charge of T. E. Tillls,
a showman, who has become known as
the "Barnum of South Africa." With the
party are Commandants Bosheff. Van
Dam, Mare. Moll and Captain Blecks'.ey
of the lied Cross division.
A large amount of ordnance was
brought with the company, and live
trained horses, one of which Is a veteran
of many battles and more scars.
Although the train carrying the Boers
was due at 4 p. m.. It did not arrive until
nearly 9 o'clock, and It was thought best
to spend the night on the cars rather
than risk being taken to the World's Fair
grounds and sleeping in some vast exhibit
building.
To-day the colony will pitch tents and
begin training for the show which Is to
be presented on the like.
storm descended on St. Paul from the
northwest late yesterday afternoon, which
was the forerunner of the storm which
has been gcieial in the Dakota 9 and Mon
tana for tho last forty-eight hours.
One hundred anj fifty telegraph poles
are dewn west of Fargo, N. D., and from
that it is gathered that the storm waa an
unusually severe one.
In South Dakota the storm was severe,
rccomrcnled by rain und snow, driven
by a high wind. The Gieat Northern has
had much trouble with Its wires west of
here, and has but meager reports from
Dakota points.
The Northern Pacific road has only one
wire working at Helena, Mont. More than
ISO poles are reported down along the
Norlhtrn Pacific tracks between Glendon,
N. D., and Moorhead. Minn.
DRIFTS DELAY TRAINS.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Maryville, Mo., April 8. Snow began
falling In Northwest Missouri at an early
hour this morning, accompanied by a
heavy wind, which developed into the
worst blizzard of the season. About four
Inches of snow fell, but it v.as drifted
four feet deep in many places. All trains
running Into Maryville were late. It Is not
known yet whether fruit Is Injured or not.
BLIZZARD RAGES ALL DAY.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Wellsvllle. Mo., April 8. A severe bUz
zard has raged here all day. The wind Is
blowing a gale, and the air is full of
ounaing snow.
FRUIT AT ADRIAN HURT.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. '
Adrian, Mo., April 8. A blinding snow
storm has been raging here for the last
twelve hours, accompanied by high wind.
It Is thought that fruit crops will be
greatly damaged.
CENTRALLY BUSINESS SUSPENDED.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
CentraUa, Mo.. April 8. A severe snow
storm, accompanied by hard winds, pre
vailed here the last twenty-four hours
and business Is practically suspended.
SHELBINA FARMERS DELAYED.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Shelblna, Mo., April 8. A heavy rain
yesterday and last night was followed to
day by the worst snow and wind storm
of the winter. The weather Is not cold,
but farmers will be delayed probably ten
days.
MACON WITHOUT FUEL SUFER&
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Macon. Mo., April 8. Snow six inches on
the level and a elxty-mile-to-the-hour
gale was the spring weather In this sec
tion today.
At daylight the thermometer went down
to twentylive degrees and has remained
around that point all day. It has been
the worst blizzard of the winter. Many
families are without fuel, and as none was
brought in over the drift roads, there
was much suffering.
This storm is a record marker for the
last five years in Northern Missouri, the
closest approach to it being on April U,
19D0,. when there were three inches of
snow, but a much higher temperature.
Poelttom for Handsome Ladle.
Some very attractive ladles are wanted
by the Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd., of Battle
Creek, Mich., for their exhibit of Grape
Nuts and Postum Food Coffee at the
World's Fair. ,
The successful applicant must possess a
handsome face, robust complexion, stylish
figure and weigh 140 to 1S5 pounds and be
of pleasing address. Good'salarles will be
paid. Applications should be made to the
Company direct, accompanied by photo
graph, which will be returned.
m V
FEARS THE NOMINATION
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Speaker Cannon Does Hot Desire t
Preside Over National Con.
ventlon at Cblcaso.
Tbe Reenblle Bureau.
14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington. April 8. Speaker Cannon's
friends are now engaged In fighting the
suggestion that he be made the perma
nent chairman of the Republican Nation
al Convention.
The idea causes cold chilli to course up
And down their backs. One of them thus
described the case to-day:
"Do you know what will happen If they
ut Mr. Cannon In the chair at that con
vention? Why, some fellow will repeat
mo njuiam juoen omiui occurrence in
the House tbe other day, "fire off the
other barrel,' and name him for tbe vice
presidential nomination.
"The result will be that that convention
will Just rite ns one man and nominate
Mr. Cannon by acclamation. While that
wouia oe entirely satisfactory, in my
opinion, to many interests of the Repub
lican party. It Is something that Mr. Can
non does not want to happen."
SUGGEST JOHN S. WILLIAMS
FOR PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
Democratic Congressmen Start
Boom for the Minority Leader
in the House.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Washington, April 8. John Sharp "Wil
liams of Mississippi Is suggested "as the
permanent chairman of tbe Democratic
National Convention.
A boom with this label has been started
by the Democrats In the House as a
testimonial to the leadership of Mr. Wil
liams and, although It Is only a day or
two old, it has already grown to large
proportions. -
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Congressman Bowers Declares
That Black Race Is Unfit for
Self-Government.
ENTRY FOR PARTY EXPEDIENT.
Xegro, He Asserts, Received His
Political Baptism in Aid of Re
publican Ascendency Pro
tection in the South.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington. April 8. Conaressman Bow
ers of Mississippi elicited Democratic ap
plause In the Houpe to-day when he de
clared that the negro was not fit for self
government and should bo eliminated as a
political factor.
Mr. Bowers took occasion to answer
some statements recently made by Mr. Gil
lette of Massachusetts regarding violations
of the Constitution cf some of the South
em States with respect to negro ruffrage.
He decland that the negro was as safe in
the hands of the Goternor of Mlssl.-tlppl
as In those of tho Governor of Massa
chusetts, and said that In Mississippi the
negro's right of life, liberty, property and
the pursuit of happiness was ns care
fully guarded as by any otlier State.
LYNCHING PREVENTED.
The only State In which lynching had
been prevented by the swift and timely in
terposition of the law was In Mississippi,
and this, he said, was due to the personal
action of the Governor.
Mr. Bowers made a comparison of the
criminal statistics of Mas-sachusetta and
Mississippi and said these showed that the
negro In the latter State was six times
better than those of Massachusetts. In
the State of Mississippi, he said, every
avenue of labor was opened to thi negro,
and every opportunity given to improve
his condition by Industry and toll.
Mr. Bowers asserted that the negro's
entry In'o politics simply was to serve a
party expedient and that his political
baptism was an aid of Republican ascend
ancy. Ho believed, he said, that race
purity could be preserved absolutely by
the utter eegregatlon of the races In every
seohlastlc relation. The sllshtest inter
mingling of the races, he declared, was
fraught with peril.
He said that the negro was not fit for
self-government, and he was greeted with
Democratic applause when he said the ne
gro, within constitutional limits, should
be eliminated, as a political factor.
"I thank God." he added, "the Constitu
tion of Mississippi swept the circle of ex
pedient to accomplish that end."
PORTLAND EXPOSITION.
The bill appropriating 175.000 In aid of
the Lewis and Clark Exposition at Port
land, Ore.. In 1905 was adopted, as was the
Philippine shipping b!IL The latter pro
vides .that uj shipping by the United
States must be done In United States ves
sels, flying the United States flag.
KILLS ARID LAND REPEAL BILL.
House Committee Detente It by a
Vote at 8 to 3.
Washington, April 8. By a vote of 8
to 3 tho House Committee on Irrigation
of arid lands to-day defeated the bill to
repeal the desert land laws. Those vot
ing against the bUl were Chairman Mon
dell of Wyoming and Representatives
TerreU of Massachusetts. Dwlght of New
York, Marshall of North Dakota, William
son of Oregon. Cooper of Pennsylvania,
Hitchcock of Nebraska and Bell of Cali
fornia. Those in favor of the repeal were Rep
resentatives Reeder of Kansas. Van Duzer
of Nevada and Underwood of Alabama.
The vote was taken after protracted
hearing:.
AGREES O.N" PURCHASE PUS,
Committee 1V1II Favor Fnyment of
0O an Acre for Indian Land.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, April 8. After a hard figh
the Indian Appropriation Conference
Committee to-day agreed upon the pro
vision for the purchase of 217 acres of land
adjacent to the Sulphur Springs reserva
tion, Indian Territory, to be paid for at
SCO an acre to the Chickasaw Nation.
The owners of Improved property within
this Territory, of which there are nearly
1.C0O. are to be paid the amount of tho
appraised value of their holdings.
The bill also establishes additional
courts at Wapnucka. Madlll, Weleetka,
Wetumka. Bartlesvllle, Duncan, Garvin.
Lehigh and Chlcota. and provides that
Judges of respective districts shall desig
nate recording districts for each court by
metes and bounds.
Rural Free Delivery.
REPUBLIC SPBCIAL. (
Washlccton, April I Rnixl frea
delivery
service bu boen established, to commence May
16l as follow:
Missouri Carrollton. CarroU county: route 7;
length of route, WA ralln; population served,
0. Coatnlll Schuyler County: routes i and
2- length of routu, tUS miles: population
cerred. 9M. Goodman, McDonald county; route
1: length of route, it mllea; population served.
6K. MartntuvUle, Warren County: routes 1
and !: length of routes 20tt ana 1S; miles;
population served. S3Z. Oieiton, Cooper Coun
ty: route 1: lencth of route, 20H miles; popu
lation pencil, Ks.
Oklahoma Enid. Garfield County; routes 6.
7 and S: length of routes. 84 miles: population
served. 1,232. Peckman Kay County; route t;
length of route, 30 miles; population served,
42L Waukomls, Garfield County; routes 3 and
4; luurth or routes, S3 miles; population
served. 804.
Rural carriers have been appointed as fol
lows: Missouri Lemonte, Leila Taylor.carrler: J.
P. Taylor." substitute. Gorevllle, w. M. Tro
vllllon. carrier: Allen Underwood, substitute.
Kansas Mound City. Wra. II. Alexander, car
rier; Florence E. Alexander, substitute.
Army Orders.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington. April 8. Array orders were Is
sued to-dar as follows:
Captain Thomas H. Uclntyre, Artillery Corps,
will proceed to New York City, tor dutr In
that city, and Captain Preston Brown. Second
Infantry, will proceed to Denver.
Captains Adelbert Crokhlte. Artillery Corps,
and Charles F. Humphrey, Jr.. United states
Infantry, are detailed tor service and to fill
vacancies In the Quartermaster's Department.
Second Lieutenant Francis J. Behr. Artillery
Corps. Is transferred from the unasslgned list
to tne une uunarea ana tinn vooipanv. co&st
Artillery, and Second Lieutenant Kleldlna- L..
rut
Company to the unasslirned Use
Lieutenant Colonel Ajned C. Sharpe, United
States Infantry, and Major Charles R. Noyes,
Ninth Infantry, are detailed for service and to
fill vacancies In tha Adjutant General's De
partment.
National Bank Affairs.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington. April 8. The Comptroller of the
Currency to-day approved the designation of the
following banks as reserve agents:
Fourth National Bank. St. Louis, for the
American National Hank. Tampa. Fla.
Western National Bank. Fort Worth, for the
First National Bank. Comanche. Tex.
Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank. Fort
Worth, for the German-American National
Bank. Mason, Tex.
Datesvllle Contract Awarded. 1
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, April 8. The Secretary of
the Treasury has awarded the contract for
the construction of the public building
at Batosvllle. Ark., to P. L. Stevenson of
Dallas, Tex., at JM.723.
Stone Appointed on Board.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, April 8. Stephen T. Stone
has been designated as a member of the
Civil Service Board for the Post Office
at Chanute, Kas.
Galveston Sea "Wall.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, April 8. Senator Bailey of
Texas to-day introduced a proposed
amendment to the sundry civil appropria
tion bill providing for an appropriation of
81S1.04R,25 for tbe construction of a sea
waU from Thirty-ninth street to the west
line of Forty-fifth street in Galveston.
Tour denOst will "for Good-ness sake"
recommend SANITOL TOOTH POWDEE.
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patrons demand irreater perfection of workmanship and
style dependency than expected at other stores.
We give the same care in the construction of our Fifteen-dollar
suits as used in onr highest-priced garments
and the qualities are most costly that can be employed.
All-wool ScotcIrCheviots, Worsteds and Cassimeres, in
the newest weaves and colorings both single and dou
ble breasted fliK
FIRST DEMOCRAT ELECTED
CITY ATTORNEY OF MACON.
"William Van -Xleve Overcome Re
publican Majority of 20 Edu
cated In St. Lonii. .
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Macon, Mo., April 8. William M. Van
Cleve Is the first Democrat ever elected
City Attorney of Macon. He wa3 not only
elected, but went in by a bigger majority
than any man on the ticket. The average
Republican majority In the town of Macon
13 from ISO to 1TJ0. Mr. Van Cleve waa
elected over N. M. Nancy, the Republi
can candidate, by 109 votes. Often the
Democrats here don't take the trouble to
WILLIAM M. VAN CLEVE.
First Democrat ever elected City Attorney
of Mexico, Mo.
put up a full ticket, as It Is regarded as
a sort of forlorn hope. This year, how
ever, the people had decided on a new
plan. They wanted "to look at the
books."
The Democrats, who win take charge of
tho city affairs, for the next two years,
arp nearly all under SO years of age.
"Mr. Van Cleve Is a son of the lato Brig
adier General William Van Clevfl, who
was Senator from the Seventh District at
the time of his death. The son studied
law at N Washington University, being
graduated there last June. Tbe September
previous to his graduation he passed a
successful examination before a commit
tee of lawyers here and was enrolled as
a member of the bar of the Second Cir
cuit. In his student days at St. Louis
he was a member of the legal fraternity
of Washington University, Phi Delta Phi.
and also the Sigma Alpha Kpsllon. He is
Zt years old.
PRIMARY IS ORDERED
IN BOONE COUNTY.
Democratic Committee Decldea
Grant Request of Two Thou
sand l'ctltoaers.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Columbia, Mo.. April 8. At an all-day
meeting cf the Boone County Democratic
Central Committee to-day a schoolhouse
primary election, at which candidates for
Governor and Attorney General will be
voted on, was called for April 23.
Township mass meetings for the selec
tion of delegates to the Joplln, St. Joseph
and Kansas City conventions were called
for April 30. Delegates to the Moberly
Judicial Convention will be held at the
same time.
The candidates for Governor and Attor
ney General who receive the largest, num
ber of votes in the county will be al
lowed to choose and instruct the entire
delegation to tne jenerson city conven
tion, but will not be allowed to announce
the membership of tbe delegation until a
week before the convention.
The action of the committee is regarded
as a decided victory for Folk. The meet
ing of tbe committee was the result of a
petition, signed by over 2.000 voters of tho
county, asking that a primary for Gov
ernor ono Attorney General be held en
April 16. Several members of the commit
tee opposed the primary method becauso
of the expense, and five prominent mem
bers of the Folk Club, who were present,
volunteered to bear the whole expense of
the primary. When the question was finally
votcd on only two members voted against
It J. Ar Stewart and Arthur Burton.
The whole or the afternoon was taken
up with a discussion of whether or not
the delegation to the State Convention
should be turned over to J. H. Murry,
Boone County's candidato for Attorney
General.
ROOSEVELT IS SEARCHING
FOR COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
No One Seems Willing to Assume
Charge of the Coming Repnhllcam
jCampalsjn for President.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, April 8 Positive alarm
exists in administration circles over the
failure of the President to find the "right
man" for chairman of the next Republi
can National Committee, which will con
duct tbe campaign of-1304. Tho situation
in some respects recalls the search of
President Harrison to get a chairman In
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The Republic Bldfl.
On Ollv Street at Seventh.
1SS2. when he was running for re-election.
Thus far, for one reason or another,
tho following distinguished Republicans
have been dropped from consideration:
Mark A. Hanaa, Ohio; Henry C. Payee.
Wisconsin; Cornelius N. Bliss. New ork;
Wlnthrop Murray Crane. Massachusetts;
Boles Penrose, Pennsylvania; Nathan B.
Scott. West Virginia; Jacob GalUnger,
New Hampshire; Joseph B. Foraker. Ohio;
Franklin Murphy. New Jersey: Benjamin
B. Odell. New xork; J. W. Blytha. Iowa;
Elihu Root. New York. '
Other names, of course, have been men
tioned, but these comprise the list of per
sons whose qualifications have been care
fully weighed. Senator Hanna was the
first choice of Mr. Boo3evelr, but he de
cUned several weeks before he was seized
by his fatal Illness-
Founaster General Payne, who Is vice
chairman of the National Committee. was
also considered, but It Is certain that Mr.
Payne will not be in condition to manage
a national campaigiu A ..
Cornelius N. Bliss, the treasurer of the
National Committee, waa urged to erve.
but he said frankly that he did not feel
equal tothe responsibilities of the fight
that lies ahead of the RejmbUcana. Form
- . j..& strww4 flitidi on ac-
er "joveruur o. -- -
count of 111 health,-
It is astonishing how many leading Re
publicans have Buddentor discovered that
their health was impaired when ""
ject was broached to mem.-Senator Quy-a
health was not robust enough to stand
the trials of another national campaign
Senator Scottfs health waa also bad. It
wis the same objection which waa urged
by Senator GaUlnger. ,- ,,
Until to-day it seemed almost certain
that Governor Murphy would consent to
take the place, and he may become the
chairman, but It was said by a close friend
of the President that nothing had yet been
AnTIuggestlon has been -nato-day.
It Is that the chairmanship h B""0
Governor Myron T. Herridr. of Ohio. The
President's friends realise that tho con
test this year Is going to be a severe one.
and they say that the chelrrnan should
have been picked out Ion ago.
President Harrison had Just such a dlfiT
cultv In 1S32. The chairmanship was of
fered to Senator Quay and refused. It
was offered to Senator Sawyer ofWlsoon
slnT to Jeremiah M. Rusk, to James S.
Clarkson. to Senator T. C. Piatt of New
York, to J. Sloat Fassett and a doxen
others. All found their health too 'Sporto
assume the task. Thomas H- Carter was
finally agreed on. and ha was the last
choice. The result of th election was not
u-cspected.
"WARSER miTKBS PERALB CUUHT1.
Succeeds In GetttJtK TTnlsurtmeteet
Delea-atlom From SycamoTO.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Sycamore. HI., April 8-Vespaslan 'War
ner, tho first gubernatorial candidal to
enter Dekalb County this Tear. daUrered
a stirring address this afternoon to a
large crowd.
Ccrgressman Warner strncat when th
Iron was hot. for the Republican prima
ries were held here to-day to select dele
gates to the Dekalb County Convention
Monday. The delegates go tmhMtrncted.
with the exception that they are Instruotea
for M. B. Castle of Sandwich for Repre
sentative and for fi. M. Burst for Btata
The convention of Monday win b a
warm one. as Sycamore and Dekalb hare
each a candidate for State Attorney, and
both claim a majority of delegates In tha
county.
COMMITTEE FATORS WAHXKB.
Sets Cosugresslcmal OraiTeattota Aftea
State CotKTCmtlaB.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Decatur, ItL. April 8. The Rspohtlesa
Committee of the Nineteenth Oongrestdon
al District to-day set the Congressional
Convention for May IS. Warner controls
the committee and efforts of his oppo
nents to set a date before the State Con
vention were defeated.
The place chosen, Clinton. Is Warners
home town. The convention. If against
Warner, will likely meet at Clinton, ac
cording to coll. and then adjourn to De
catur or Chamnalgn. either of these towns
being In anti-Warner territory.
Tho date is taken as evidence that War
ner will seek renomlnatlon If he Is defeat
ed in the gubernatorial race, which seems
assured.
"The Bargain Hunters."
JtO.00 given away. See
to-morrow's Republic
page aa". In
IOWDE.1 CRITICISES TATES.
Tells How He Woold At If He Were
Governor of Illinois
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Grayville, 111.. April 8. Colonel Frank O.
Lowden of Chicago. Republican candidate
for" Governor of Illinois, addressed the Re
publicans here to-day. He talked only
about twenty minutes and confined his re
marks to a promise of what he would do
If he were elected Governor and to a
criticism of. Governor Yates. He Is travel
ing through Southern Illinois on a special
To-morrow the Republican primary In
Edwards County will bo held, and the In
dications are that Yates will carry the
county.
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