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I V THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. MAY 7. 1904. X IX K - TO-DAY'S NEWSJfl BRIEF. BUSINESS. Yesterday's bank clearings were JS.-30.-KJ. balances JT03.413. Local discount rates were betw cn 5 and 6 per cent. Domestic exchange ,a. quoted as follows: New Tori-. 33c premium bid. 43c premium asked; Chicago, 10c premium bid. 13c pre mium asked; Cincinnati. Louisville and New Orleans, 10c discount bid. par asked. Wheat closed higher at SlVic asked July. J101.W No. 2 red. Corn closed higher at 47Hc bid July, EAQ3SVic No. 2 mixed. Oats closed at 37c bid, 43c No. 2 mixed. Spot cotton was steady in the local market. WASHINGTON. Minister Thompson cables 'the State De partment that Brazil threatens to resort to arms unless Peru withdraws her troops from the disputed territory. Arrangements are being mide for pla cing in Statuary Hall the marble figures of Houston and Austin, the contribution of Texas to the galaxy of famous Amer icans. The Post-Office Department issued an order to open the new St. Louis annex at Eighteenth street and Clark avenue on May 18. Fifteen postal stations Just outside the corporate limits of St. Ixu!s have been discontinued by the Post-Offlce Depart ment. It is said they were established contrary to Jaw. and an investigation will be conducted to ascertain who is respon sible for the payment of the salaries. LOCAL AND SUBURBAN. Too much conviviality, caused by lion izing, anions Filipino soldiers, causes Major Johnson to issue orders that none may leave Cuartel without pass. President Homsby of the' City Council voted in favor of the police appropriation bill under protest. The Transit Company's receipts In April was $65,000 greater than for any month in the history of the corporation. Paul Moore, traveling salesman and a former financial editor, killed himself by shooting on a Page avenue car near Broadway. The Board of Police Commissioners an-' oounced that a new police station would be built on Newstead avenue, and that the lot would not be used for stable pur poses. Edward Brendle, foreman, was rescued from a Greek mob. He was saved by an engineer, who pulled him aboard a loco motive, armed workmen following and shooting at him. The Sultan of Holo. In the Philippines, expects to visit the "World's Fair after he has put down a rebellion and secured the head of Datto Asan. Two Indian braves, gazing upon the Cascades, attracted a crowd at the "World's Fair. Women have robbed the unwary na tives as well as strangers of $2,000 in a week. The city administration proposes to. make Justice of the Peace courts self supporting. The special cotton exhibit requires 10.000 square feet of space In the Palace -of Ag riculture. Crowds of sightseers at the Fair are contrasted with the army of workmen add ing the finishing touches to the Exposition. World's Fair oQclals fear that their agent, S. P. Verner, has been eaten by cannibals in Africa. The suffragan Bishops of the Metropol itan See met to name successor for the bishopric at Leavenworth. Mike Roach and George Clegs, convicted of murdering John Keith, a street-car con ductor of East St. Louis, were sentenced to serve ninety and seventy years In "the Penitentiary. The amity of nations Is shown at the ."World's Fair. Prince and Princess von Hohenlohe were entertained In the French pavilion. f Father Schilling, pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, was found dead In bed by his curate. Commlsslc-ner Valllant. 1& his annual re port, called attention to the need of more sewers in St. Louis suburbs. The Board cf Lady Managers of the World's Fair presented a handsome gavel to the president, Mrs. Daniel Manning. GENERAL DOMESTIC. After scenes of extraordinary violence, the Democratic State Convention in Con necticut Instructs Its delegates for Par ker for President, the Hearst men being badly outvoted. D. J. Sully testifies at the bankruptcy proceedings In New York that Edwin Hawley was a partner In the deal to cor ner the cotton market. Reports from the storm-swept area of Texas are as yet Incomplete, but It Is believed that at least twenty persons lost their lives. Bishop Charles Galloway, In an address before the Missionary Board Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. South, says he hopes Japan will triumph in the war with Russia. Speaker Cannon Is welcomed back to his home at Danville, IIL. Bishop Stephen Merrill, after serving the Methodist Episcopal Church for fifty-nine years, tenders his resignation to the Gen eral Conference in session at Los Angeles. CaL FOREIGN. A bill Is Introduced in tha National Legislature of the German Empire which would award damages to all, persons un justly arrested. SPORTING. Cincinnati Reds defeat Cardinals by the score of 7 to 4. and win series. Hemphill's home-run drive wins ten-inning game fcr Browns. Ralph Young failed to got in the money at Delmar yesterday. Murine Intelligence. San Francisco, May 6. Sailed: German steamer Alsterufer. Callao. Rotterdam. May 5. Arrived: Noordam, New York, via Boulogne. Glasgow, May 5. Arrived In the Clyde: Siberian, Boston, via Halifax. Nova Scotia. Plymouth. May 6. Arrived: Bluecher, from New York. New York, May 6. Arrived: Laurentlan. from Glasgow. Marseilles. May 6. Arrived: Canopic, Boston, via Ponta Del Gada for Naples and Genoa Naples. May 6. Arrived: Koenlgen Louise. New York. Movllle, May t Sailed: Furnessia (from Glasgow). New York. Qurenstown, May 5. Sailed: Cymbric (f:om Liverpool). - Boston. MovCle, May 5. Sailed: Pretorian (from Liverpool), Montreal. Woman Injured by Wagon. Mrs. Eldora Torgerson of No. 123. North Fifteenth street was knocked down by an American Express Company wagon at Sixth and Olive streets yesterday after noon, sustaining bruises on the shoulder. "William Swlnsley of No. 3316 Clark ave nue, driver of the wagon, will answer a charge of careless driving in the Flw Dis trict Police Court this morning. Appeal Cases at' St. Paul. United States District Attorney Dyer and Assistant District Attorney Nortoni. with Judee Krum. will depart to-morrow to TtteS" ttelesslon of. the United states ii"-Ji2riUrt-.i. in st. Pr.ul. where the SafiiaSSn easel Tagainst Barrett. Dolan Ed Garrett will He reviewed. statement br Francis. President Francis yesterday issued this statement: "No Increase of the Jefferson Suard has been authorised and none wiTl 2?rTr..i.riwA tar at lnt alxtv days. An " "TYl .k& ! mmm .. lu. .WAV, MVVt !Zft rrvAae ox u.v . .sk ;. ... .-- sac - month Is belntr esa Lirtered. but It. "" . y- "T..M it 1 .set pau imww BUFFALO OFFICER RECIPROCATES SERVICE RENDERED HIS CITY. Detective Lynch Arrests Crimi nal Wbo Was Taken Into Cus tody at Pan-American Expo sition by McGrath or St. Louis. Detective Jercmiah Lynch of Buffalo, N. Y.. who has been sent to St. Louis to assist Chief Desmond's men during the World's Fair pericd. yesterday recipro cated a service rendered to Buffalo by Detective John McGrath while the Pan American Exposition was In progress. While Detective McGrath. who is now dead, was in- Buffalo assisting the policy or mat city, he was met one day by a stranger, who took him for easy game. McGratli at once suspected that he was intended as the victim of a confidence game and seemed to fall into the trap. Accompanying the stranger to a sa.oon McGrath took part in a card came with him and soon saw that his man nan. a shark. "Now you've played yonr game and I'll play mine." said McGrath. "Come on with me. The chief wants to see you." The man was locked up and gave hli name as Harry Livingston. Detectives from other cities recognized him as an all round criminal. Shortly before noon yesterday Detective Lynch and Detective Dooley of St. Louis were standing at Eighth and Pine streets when a man passed. Lynch recognized him ut once as Livingston, whom Mc Grath had arrested in Buffalo, although he had not seen him since. Lynch and Dooley arrested LHingston and took him to the Four Courts. Chief Desmcnd found several rogues' gallery pictures of Livingston, who al.o has been known under the name of Clark. Livingston promptlv admitted his identi ty to Chief Desmond. "I'm a crook," he said, "and your boys have got me right, but I haven't turned a trick in St. Louis. I Just arrived." Asked to explain his graft. Livingston said it was to fleece men in card games. "There's only one man in the country that I know of." he continued, "who can 'cool' THE SlWDAY-SCIlOOL LESSON. For May 10, "The ProdljcsISon." INTRODUCTION-We are still engaged with the Perean ministry of Jesus. The time is the late autumn of the year twen tyTnlne. six months prior to the cruci fixion. Between the events of last lesson and those of tho present a few days only elapsed, occupied chiefly In teaching. Hav ing completed the parable of the supper, Jesus left the House of the Pharisee, fol lowed by a great multitude. To them he set forth the requirements of dlscipleshlp, showing that only by great earnestness might one succeed. This address attract ed the publicans and sinners, who gath ered to hear, and the Pharisees and scribes murmured because Jesus associated with them. (Luke, xv, 12.) To Justify his course, Jesus delivered four parables the. lost sheep, tho lost piece of silver, the Prodigal son. and the unjust steward. In all these he set forth fundamental prin ciples which are to be found more or less dominant in human nature, and applied them to his own system of doctrine. The third of these parables now to be studied is deemed by scholars to be the crown and pearl of all the parables. In all the cen turies it has yielded material tor the preacher, tho essayist and the artist, and its details have awakened the tenderest emotions of the heart. We shall endeavor first to make the story vivid, and then to dr.iw Instructions therefrom. PORTION The .parable opens with a family scene, sketched in a single sen tence, -a certain man naa two sons. Happy and honored was he in the estima tion of friends! (Gen. xlviii. 9.) Americans build estates; the Hebrews like all other Orlenctalists. sought to raise families. If this man can keep his sons, their wives and children, he may die among them, a rich patriarch. (Gen. xlix. L) But a change came. The younger son grew weary of home. His discontent may have been caused by some disagreeable circum stance. The relations of the brothers, bo cause of the selfishness of the older (verse 2S). as afterwards displayed, may have been unpleasant. The father may have been arbitrary or lenient, so that the family government failed to meet the needs of an earnest vouth. It is no easy matter to adjust the parts of a household to each other. (Gen. xxvii. 4L) Whatever may have been the -cause, the young man was in a bad state of mind. He went to his father, demanding a division of property, an act of very great Impropriety. lie might have suggested or requested, but otherwise he could present no claim. The father compiled, giving to the sons their respective portions. Under the law of Moses, that meant two-thirds to the older and one-third to the younger. (Deut. xxl. 1517.) But there was this difference, that the latter obtained his portion immediate ly, wnne tno otner remained witn ais father. WASTING Gathering all together, per haps converting It into money, the younger son went into a far country. Soon ho found himself under influences that led to ruin. There was an elation of spirit, re sulting from the consideration that he wai his own master, freed from the dlsclpllnt of home, possessed of ample means to supply his necessities. Joined to this was that strange buoyancy, never experienced before, caused by the release from daily routine duty, and the- excitement and pleasure occasioned by looking upon new scenes and new faces in the large world into which he came. And then he was the recipient of many attentions that were particularly agreeable from those who sought him because of his money and in troduced him to places of pleasure. Yield ing himself to such companions, be en tered into the ways of the dissolute (Prow 1. 10). Having no employment, he gave his time to amusement, and gradually wasted his substance. What father had gathered by labor and economy, the product of many years of wise and patient pursuit of an honorable calling, what a short time ago had been bestowed upon the young man by that generous father as an outfit in life, what might have been an untold blessing In his hands, all this quickly dis appeared, spent in drink and other sinful Indulgence, for those unholy things that enfeeble tho body and enslave the soul. (71. Pet, II. 10.) FAMINB The young man had fallen into a pitiable condition. His property, so eagerly sought and highly prized, was gone. His health, through excessive use of stimulants and other evil practices. was broken. His companions, unable to obtain what they desired, forsook him to find new associations. (Prov. -xxvlii. 7.) Then came a calamity that affected the whole face of society. The heavens did not yield their usual rains and a period of drought set In. 'The corn did not grow and the sed dried in the earth. Vegeta tion perished and the fields were unculti vated. Soon the gathered stores began to foil, and the poor in their distress cried for bread. A rai-jhtv and terrible famine swept over; the land (Ruth. i. 1). one of those visitations so common In the Bast, (Gen. xll. 55.) Thousands suffered the pangs of hunger, dependent on the scanty gifts of the rich. These troubles bore heavily upon the young man. He who a short time ago had abundance now came to want. The memory of better days in creased the sorrows of the present. Had he now a small part of what he had once possessed he might not only live In com fort, but he might become a minister to others. experiencing the' satisfaction known only to a benevolent soul. Alas! he had not learned to forecast, to lay up for time of need. (Prov. vt 15.) FEEDING At last tho youns man's case became desperate. He must find re lief or die. Three courses were open to him be could beg or steal or. work. The first would be disgraceful, affordlrg but doubtful relief, so many were there who bad adopted this mode of livelihood, frora which one might not easily rise. (T.uke xrt. 20.) But. stealing would make him an outlaw, even if it were to satisfy hanger. (Prov. vi. 30 3L.) There was one mark of nobility left In him. worthy of Imitation he resolved to work. (IL Thess. 111. 10.) In many respects that was the best day of his life. If he held to this resolve, and ?iroper conditions offered, he might rep rieve his fortunes. Industry is a cardinal virtue. Unfortunately. It was not easy to find employment. As a last resort be Joined himself to a wealthy citlsen ne be came a kind of servant, not a hireling for wages, but more nearly a slave. It seems that the master did not much esteem him. He, therefore, sent him Into the field to feed swtae. the most ignoble occupation. These animals were raised and prized by ths Ojsjflas. bat -tore abhorred br th fnii!T"t'i-'B i "'llw " '5U!'Hv3'i "V & BK3sxij!"'Hri ? ' 4. 4lSBB-xxlBaSf7SBBBf'W v ..w&TjirjBttMLLr & """ t . 7--r.JSi g LnV HARRY LIVINGSTON. Card shark, in whose arrest Detective Lynch of Buffalo, committed an act of reciprocity. a deck quicker than I can. His name Is Ous. I don't know his last name." "You can pick a pocket and nip a stud nrcttv quick, too, can't your queried the Chief. "Yen." promptly replied the prisoner. "My fingers are pretty light, but there's more money und less danger in manipu lating the cards, so I'm following that now." Livingston admitted having "served his bit." meaning that he has ben in the Pen itentiary. "I was warned not to come to St. Louis." he said, "but I thought I could set away with a haul before you'd get me." Chief Desmond told the prisoner that he would bold him until to-day, and if no charge can be placed against htm In the Stat" courts he will send him to the Po lice Court, have him fined. and then given hours to quit tho city. Livingston prom ised to Bet away as soon as released. Jews as unclean and abominable. (Lev. xi. 7.) But while thus emploved no one gave him food, and lie was left to eat of the husks that the swine ate. Behold him now a rich man's son. a pauper, a slave, feeding the swine, and eating with them. Degradation complete. RELKNT1NG The young man was brought to his senses by the most serious reflections. He thought of home, of his father, of the plentv there enjoyed in the days gone bv. of the more favorable lot of his father's hired servants, contrasted tilth his unfortunate state. These re flections aroused his conscience, which smote him vigorously for his folly and his sin. He came thus-to bis right mind. He had violated the law of filial duty, an offense against high heaven (Ez. xx. 12). the greatest crime known to the Oriental world. (Isa. i. 2.) He made no attempt to extenuate his fault. His course hsd been premeditated, and he had been over whelmed with its conequences. Genuine repentance came into his heart. But one hope remained notwithstanding his ill-desert ho had faith In -his father's good ness, .a proof that his father was not at fault while he was' at borne. He resolved to return. But the spirit of humility seized him. He was not worthy. .He had received a son's portion and squandered It. He could not again ask for a son's place. He was willing to be a. hired servant. He proposed, therefore, to seek the paternal mansion with this only plea. (James Jr. 10.) . -- WELCOMB-The Imagination might easily follow the penitent prodigal on his return Journey nfoot. alone, weary, sad. hopeful. AionoXthe way he must have framed his setnences many times to ex press hi fefllngs. fearing that words would fall turn, but confident of the result A long tlnje before his arrival his father saw hlm.XProbablv the heart hsd veme for the son during all his absence. A wayward child can never be forgotten. (II Sam. xvill. 33.) A life of sin and shame may shock us. but It cannot destroy love. On the contrarv. it modifies and intensi fies affection. Towardi a good child there flows from the parent a stream of com placencv. but toward the erring child pity and solicitude. The latter Is. If nosslble stronger, and leads to sacrifices. (John III. 18.) .Peering Into the distance, the father decerned the form of his long abient and wandering boy. and at the sight Ms heart melted with tender compassion. For the moment he forgot the imperious demand, appropriated nroperty, the hastv leave taking, with all the disrespect Involved, and he ran to meet his son. The spectacle of poverty, presented at the near ap proach, did not repel him. He f on his n"ck and kissed him, after the rvnom of those days. (Gen. xxxlll, 4.) It was a most cordial welcome, proof of a father's love, support cf a son's fainting heart. (Isa. lxv. 24.) REJOICING With tremendous voice the Bon MtemDtPd his' confession, pursuant to the vow formed while feeding the swine. "Father." he began. The word meant more than ever before Affliction had thrown a halo around it, "I have sinned." he cried, a full unhesitating acknowledge ment essential to reconciliation and peaoe. There was no other way out of ids sin. eien though already a father's welcome had been given. That father must know the'sen's sorrow. (Lev. v. 5.) Fortriveness without confession, is Impossible. (Rom. x. 10.) The young man proceeded, declaring that he had sinned against heaven, and that he was unworthv to be called a son There he paused, cerhapi overcome with emotions, or perhaps his father inter rupted him. At any rate, he did not pro pose, as. he hsd Intended, to take a serv mt's plact. There was no need of It now. By confessing himself unworthv he made himself worthy. (Luke xlv. 11.) His father did the rest, giving orders to the servants to displace-the old garments with the best robe, to put a ring on his nnger. ana snees on his feet, to restore tho son to the place in the family which he occupied before. Nor was this all. The fatted calf was or dered to be slain, and a sesson of merry making was proclaimed. The secret was told bv the rejoicing father. "This, my son. was dead, and is alive again: he was tost and Js found." The broken family Is restored. CONCLUSION "Underlying and pervad ing this narable are many ethlcel ideils and truths, immensely valuable to the family. The duty .and character of a. father, the place and spirit of a son. the relation and Quality of brothers, the dan ger or Inherited wealth, the greater dan ger of evil companions snd Idleness, the reformatory power of adversltv (Psalms cxix. ST), set over again the peril of pros perity, the sweet and comforting memory of a good home these point are not elab orated, but they are assumed. Jesus did not intend here to Illustrate or inculcate domestic virtues. His primary purpose was to show the method and consequences of sin. the mod of return and the surety of pardon. Living without reference to God's will while accepting his hounty Is the essence of all wickedness. (Psalms x. 4.) Such attempt to satisfy the soul with materlsl things must end in want and sor row." (Luke xll. 20.) There Is no calamity like spiritual famine. If u'der Its dis tresses; conelenee awaken tr'salms IL SV and confession is made (I. John I. 9). God will forgive. Restoration to the divine fa vnr brins "ne into the fceivenlr fimllr (Rom. vlil. IS), with promise of all bless ing. (Rom. Till. 28.) But thst does not mean that no loss hss been sustained bv the wanderer, that nrodlgal brought back and received can ever become what he would have been hsd he remained at home. (Verse JL) A sinner restored must foever be Inferior to one who abides In righteous ness. (Epb. tI. 14). Physicians Meet at Jacksonville. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Jacksonville. IIL, May . A meeting of the Western Illinois District Medical So ciety was held In ttils city to-day. Among' the physicians who took part In the pro gramme was Doctor Harold W. Jones of at. Louis. 4- To Extend Water Distribution. At the meeting of the Board of Public Imorovements yesterday. May 27 was set for the letting of contracts for eewer pipe, fittings and for extensive work on the water mains. A quarter of a million dol lars Is available for the worir. Transfer Swam Ashore. Ben Mlneer. a teamster at No. 1210 Booth Broadway, m attempting to leap onto a ferryboat which was pulling away from' the wharf at the foot or Valentin street yesterday afternoon, fell Into the river. He manased to swim ashore and Jost csly fell bat. CITY PLANS TO MAKE JUSTICE COURTS PAY THEIR OWN EXPENSES. OB COLLECTIONS AND EXPENSES OF JUSTICE COURTS IN ST. LOUIS FROM 1895 TO 1904, INCLUSIVE. 1 Collections of Constables and clerks of Justice of the" Peace courts and cost of maintaining said courts for the years 1S33 to 1904. Inclusive: h Aims, or Fees Paid Into the Treasury by Fiscal Year Constables Ending April nnd Clerks. 1S35 J $.S34.fO IfflS.. Cu.243.S9 00.433.01 13.C3.S3 K.673.3? S2.3C3.29 43.4lS.7i; 4.039.K 51.109.78 43.O0C.79 1S37.. 1S3S.. U99-. 1SO0.. 1501.. 1902.. 1S03.. 1904.. 4 o Totals J4S4.4S7.39 , The city administration is planning to advocate changes In the preent laws gov erning Justice of the Peace courts, with a view of making the courts self-sustaining. A movement will be started toward the end of the present Justice of the Peace terms. Up to 1900 there were a.iie Justice courts. In that year two more courts were added. The excess of the cost of maintenance over the receints from fees, etc for the first two years under the present adminis n WORLD'S FAIR- ASKS FOR LAST REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington. May t A requisition for the final JCAOOO of the loan granted the World's Fair by Congress the latter part of February arrived at the Treas ury Department late yesterday evening. It was stated this afternoon that the department had made the requisition "special" and that the warrant might be gotten off late to-day, and certainly by to-morrow. In either event it would not be delivered to the World's Fair authorities until Monday. This Is the last of the J4.SOO.000 loan. The Exposition Company received J2.000.000 the last week In February, a third million the second week In March and the fourth million was asked for FAIR ATTENDANCE Bright Weather Brings Many Persons to Grounds to Watch Completion of Work. STUDENTS CAUGHT IN RAIN. Relics Taken From Mounds in Boss County, Ohio, Placed for Exhibit by Historical Society. Yesterday at ths World's Fair grounds was a repetition of the story of all other days since the opening In point ot at tendance, which continued Tery fair. Per hapsthe day like those of the earlier part of Ureek more properly belonged to the "sWHuls period" at the Fair, the crowds being made up of persons residing In the city. Theie are In every, day's attendance many visitors who make a practice of go ing to the Fair dally, doing the buildings at their lelsjre and observing progress on the work of completing an institution' dear to everv citizen of St, Louis. ' The daylight hours were marked by su perb weather, which enabled the visitors to enjoy the sight the Fair afforded to their uttermost, and as has been the case during the week, the attendance was best before nightfall. , Heavy rain, which came suddenly and was accompanied by thunder and light ning, drenched many persons wbo went to the Exposition last night without rain coats or umbrellas despite the warning sent out by the Weather Bureau. The rainstorm occured at 9J0 o'clock and drove all of the visitors from the Ex position grounds. Among those who were caught In the rain were 200 students of the Southern Fe male College at West Point, Miss., who are staying at the Southern Female Col lege Inn. No. CC50 Kingsbury avenue. The girls Were conducted to tho Exposition In a body. Few of them were prepared for the rain and many were drenched. The college girls will remain In St, Louis till May 19 to finish their education by thoroughly "doing" the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition. Every day sees some new exhibit com pleted, and yesterday was no exception. Ohlos archaeological exhibit in the An' thropological building was completed yes terday. It Is composed of relics taker! from the mounds of the Mound Builders In the southern part of the State. The exhibit Is made by the Ohio State Historical Society, and the exhibits have never been displayed before. Besides the representation of the three principal mounds in the State, alt In Rosa County, the collection embraces the most perfect assortment of bone scrapers in the world. The apple exhibit of Arkansas's dlsnlavT in tbe Palace of Horticulture Is one of the tempting exhibits offered. The fa mous "Arkansas Block" Is Included in a collection of 135 varieties shown. John P. Logan, who Is In charge ot the exhibit, states that during the Exposition the State will exhibit 280 varieties of native Arkansas apples. Arizona's grape display is 'anotl-er Interesting exhibit In this pal ace. . SEWER BUILDING URGED IN SUBURBS OF ST. LOUIS. Commissioner Talltant la Aaamat Report Says Raul Granvtk Its Qat lylns; Districts Demands It. Sewer Commissioner VaUlanL In his an nual report to Mayor Wells, urges prompt action In the matter of Installing large sewers In tbe outlying districts to meet the demands of rapidly growing suburbs. Atetntion is called to the northern and southern parts of town. During the last year S77 sewer districts were completed, draining" 12JW acres, the equivalent of 20 J square miles. Commissioner Valllant has made a comparative statement of work done In tbe last mx yean, which snows in favor of the prstwnt. administration. In the year e sewer whi. was CONTINUES GOOD, Cost of Malnte nance. Includ ing Salaries, Rent and Mis cellaneous Ex penses. J 27.3S4.tJ Excess of Cost of Maintenance Over Payments Into Treasury J 13.03.63 19.934.03 13.933. S3 23.456.11 24.3S0.42 412(3.91 47.S12.59 41.043.73 43.ni.3o 47.370.17 S3.2I7.94 $0,445.92 S3JS7.94 S1.032.S1 9S.C04.2O 93J11.73 n.103.33 91.221.14 92.976.96 JS30.t30.70 J33S.443.31 " tration was very considerably decreased that Is. to the extent of 53.000. During the last fiscal year, the court from which the city realized the largest returns from fees was not in operation for a period of nearly teven months, resulting In a loss of J3.000. Otherwise an excellent showing would have been easily main tained. Under the former administration there was a steady decline In receipts and an in crease in the cost of maintenance, as will be seen from the table. OF $4,600,000 LOAN. : April 8. a built, at a cost of J290.SO.40. In the fiscal year 1S99-0 but &33 miles were constructed, at a cost of J14.699.iS3. In the year 1900-OL 7.744 miles of sewers were finished at a cost .of J3i.952.7S. In Ol-'tC 6.494 miles were constructed at on expenditure of t3i.mS.6S. in '02-'03 13.134 miles were built, costing J249.7S0.97. and durlng-the last fiscal year 18.611 miles were constructed at a cost of J3S4.403.S8. During the last year the largest water carriers of the city were built. They will drain the western parts of the city for many years to come. Among the big sewers built last year was the Blackstone Sewer In Forest Park, which cost J14L32S.75; the Arsenal Street Sewer, J87.222.66: Rock Springs 8ewer. J11S. 4J1.96: Tower Grove Sewer. J164.772.S7. and the Blackstonoj Joint Sewer, 173,170.30. INVENTOR OF BARBED WIRE DIES IN AN ALMSHOUSE. Henry Fnchs, Formerly of St. Louts, Snecnmba to Paralysis at San Francisco. REPUBLIC UPBCTili, San Francisco, May . Henry Fuehs. who mode a great fortune by the Invention of barbed wire, and was formerly a part ner of John W. Gates, died In the alms house here Wednesday. Fuchs was at one 'time one of the best known men In St, Louis. After" selling out his Interest there, ho came to Califor nia about six vears sgo. Here he was In terested ia organizing an unsuccessful gold-hunting expedition to Nome. His last position ijras as superintendent of the Judson Wire'Mlll in Oakland. Suf fering a stroke of paralysis he became helpless and Indigent, and was finally sent to the almshouse. Fuchs claimed that Gates had not treated hlia fairly. CHICAGO FAVORS ATTORNEY DENEEN Goes Almost Two to One Against Frank O. Lowden in Repub lican Race for Governor. Chicago. May 6. Charles S. Deenen de feated Frank O. Lowden almost 2 to 1 in to-day's Republican primaries to select gu bernatorial delegates to the State Conven tion at Springfield, on May 14. Deenen secured 333 delegates against Lowdcn's 183, leaving four of the E25 dele gates In Cook County to hear from. War ner secured one delegate. In Chicago Deenen secured 232 delegates: Lowden. 17'. In the country towns Deeacn secured 43: Lowden. IL Delegates were chosen" for Congressional Convention in Cook County, and all pres ent Republican Congressmen will be nom inated for re-election. The main tight for congressional delegates was made In the Sixth District against William Lorimer. Lortmer secured eighty-eight delegates to thirty-five for his opponent, Barney Eck hart. The Model's Ad To-Day, Mm e 2. tells of an exceptional value In nee i-ants Hulls, uoni tail to WOMEN ROB THE UNWARY OF $2,000 IN A WEEK. Natives a"lVcll as Visitors Are Vic tims of Confluence Gaines Worked by Females Police Orders. In the last week women have stolen from the unwary In St. Louis more than J2.000. Tbe police are making efforts to round up the thieve-. Reports have reached the Four Courts almost dally of strangers as well as men who live In the city being relieved of their money, and Chief Klely has Issued a general order to the Captains of the districts in which the thefts were com mitted to arrest all suspicious women. One case which came to the notice of the police Thursday night was taken be fore the Grand Jury. Delia Brewer of No. fill Market street war. arrested, and the police are locking for an unidentified woman. Antonio Joseph. Jr.. an employe at the Inside Inn on the World's Fan grounds, charged that while in the Brewer woman's house te was robbed of $100. Edward 0Hearn and Haggle Conway, both ot No. 721 North Jefferson avenue, were arrested en complaint of B. Achker, employed at the Morroco building on the World's. Fair grounds. He charges that CHeam held him while the woman took J25 from him. O'Hearn and the woman were Indicted on the charge ot robbery In tbe first degree. Chief of Police Klely has Issued orders to his men to take all such cases before the Grand Jury at once. All "Wabash. ReraUr Trains Leaving and arriving at Union JUtton stop at Vandeventer avenue and World s Fair StaUon. Tickets to World s Fair grounds will be sold from Union Station and Vandeventer avenue, and from World's Fair Station to Vandeventer ave nue and Union Station, for all regular trains. Shuttle trains will not stop at Vande-TeaUravenus; A Recent Purchase of Knee-Pants Suits W if TT . . t J bought and are decided bar gain at "Your Money's Free Information Bureau for Visitors hEB The Burlington has the only train from St. Louis at the popular leaving hour of 9:00 P. M. for the above-named cities. It carries the latest models of chair cars (seats free) and Pullman sleepers. Including a daily through standard sleeper to San Francisco. A GREAT Z TRAINS 9:00 A. M, 2:15 P. M. 7:40 P. M. 9:00 P. M. Tickets and information at City Ticket Office. B. W. Comer Broadway and OUvs Street. EL Louis, Mo. OQ CiltS. BEILLY OPTICAL CO., 619 Locust Stl, MERRILL RESIGNS OFFICE, Alter Fifty-Nine Years of Service He Asks General Conference to Believe Him. COMMITTEES ARE ORGANIZED. Business Is Being So Systema tized That When Preliminaries Are Done Work Will Pro ceed Smoothly. Los Angeles. CaL. May L Very IltHe progress was made by the Methodist General Conference to-day. but tbe busi ness is being' so shaped and systematized that, with a few more sessions to clear away tho vast quantity of preliminary matter, tbo work will proceed smoothly and rapidly. ' The various Important committees held their first meetings this afternoon at half a dozen different churches, and made a fair startJn the business before them. The resignation of Senior Bishop Stephen M. Merrill of Chicago, was presented to the conference, and referred to the Com mittee on Kplscopacy, with Instructions to report to the General Conference with appropriate resolutions commendatory of the treat service Bishop Merrill has rendered to the church In his fifty-nine years as minister and Bishop. The only other Important subject con sidered by the General Conference to-day was the revolution offered yesterday by .Doctor J. F. Goucnes as follows: "Resolved. That a committee of fifteen be appointed, to consist of one minister and one layman from each General Con ference district, and one at large, whose duties shall be to report back to this Gen eral Conference not later than May IS a regrouping of the annual conferences In the conference districts: so as -to secure as nearly as may be equal representation; having due regard, however, to proximity of territory and similarity of Interest." After debate as to what should be done with this resolution had dragged along for more than an hour, someone suddenly discovered that there was a specific rule of the General Conference which provided for Its reference to the Committee on Boundaries, and It was so ordered. REVIVAL. SERVICES DAILT. Pentecostal meetings are being held dally at the TempIe.BaptIst Church. These meetings are of the revival kind, addressed ty well-known revivalists, including sev eral Bishops, and attended by treat crowds of church people. .Bishop C. C. McCaba Is one of the leaders in these meetings. - A series ot lectures by visiting cbui aiamuuicsj axo a teaiure.oi iav tsmdc Enables us to offer an incom parable value in Fancy Chev iots, Cassimeres and Dressy Blue Serges in Norfolks, ages 5 to 12, and Double-Breasted Suits, ages 8 to 16; they are lined with a good quality Ital ian cloth, sewed with silk, well tailored in every particular; pants with taped seams and patent waistband and some full lined. These suits were most advantageously a v $2.95 We are prepared to outfit the boy properly for his first communion at a very small cost. We Invite a visit. Worth or Money Back." SEVENTH AND WASHINGTON KANSAS CITY ST. JOSEPH, OMAHA DENVER For Kuui atr. St. Joavoh. Nebruka. Far Nortbwcst. Portland. Washington. For Denver. Cblondo. California. St- jMrph. Nebraska. St. PsuL Minneapolis. For Burlington. Odsr Rapids. St. Psul. Minn, agolls. jowl Minnesota. For Kansas Cltr. Dehrrr. St. Jotvpa. Omaha, Council BluCs. Nebraska. Pacific Coast. FIRST ANNlVERSAgy SALE new valu $1.00 "Syeslasses; 13.00 ETES EXAMINED FREE br Dr. CAia. Stilly, for many years In chars ot the Optical D-parl. ment or tie E. JACCABD JEWEUIT CO. entertainments at the- pavilion and a Slmnson Auditorium. The speakers In elude half a dozen of the Bishops. Doctor , I J. M. Buckley. Doctor T. B. Iveeley and 'J others. i The Committee on Episco-Saey will rceeti Monday afternoon, wncn. it is expecieu. ; the question of new and additional Bish ops will be taken up. TELLS OF GLOBE-TROTTING. Reception Is Given for Doctor W. B. Palmore. The Reverend Doctor W. B. Palmors last night at the reception given him at the Centenary Methodist Church. Six teenth and Pine streets, talked of Ida travels and experiences in ths Holy Land and out-of-the-way corners of the globe, which be has visited since leaving St. Louis a few months ago. Several speeches of welcome were mails. Doctor T. a. Sharp spoke in behalf of ths Methodist rclnisters. Samuel Cupples In behalf of the laity. Miss Maude Best la behalf of the Epworth League, Mrs. . P. Bassett In behalf of the St. Louis WomaaTs Mission, W. B. Harrison In be half or tho Methodist Sunday schools la St. Louis, Miss Johnnie Beardsley rend ered a solo. The Commandery of ths New Century Knights made up of the little boys ot ths Methodist Orphans' Home, and found by Doctor Palmore, attended In a bocty. tHty strong. They gave three rouslris; cheers for Doctor Palmore and sang tneur battle song. .... The reception was largely attended. Ashler Street Is Closed. Public hearings on the closing of Ashley and Carroll streets, from Main street to the Levee, were held in the assembly rooms of the City Council yesterday after noon. There being no objection to tte i .. . .- .mu. i.a m.ttor W&S reported favorably In the Council last night. Several lumbermen objected to the closing or Carroll street, however, aid the matter was taken under consideration by the Council committee. TTie Model's Ad To-Day. Oltpage J. tells of an exceptional valus to Bos' Knee Pants Suits. Don't fall tt read It. Fnneral of Mrs. A. C. 0pello' T... fnnarnl nf Mr AllCA C OOPeil- in- whs. .f4 nf hAftrt riltAosa Thursday night. 'will takeS'ac at ths home of hei cousin, i-ocior x a. tnniaum Finney avenue, to-day at 2 o'clock. Bu will be in .ueiieionuune .cu.ou:rjr. Oppenlanaer was tno wiaow 01 j penianaer. ana was a cuusin u. -nj Thomas, tne noted piaywngni- llved witn nis ramiiy at isew tvt v.. until tnree years ago. wnea to at. Louis, sne was w yea One can work Brain fctfil ani Ytcf strong if fed . Gr&pe-Nuts Fne Brain food. s-s.a. tk iifi -hnnlr "Tha ItoftiS tO Wellvllle- In each pkg. f-?rft ,j-u w .