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w IS k THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: TUESDAY, MAY 31. 1904. 'In il l f. a THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KN AFP & CO. Charles W. Knapp, President and General Manager. George L. Allen. Vice President. W. B. Carr. Secretarr. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) ..J8.00 ... 3.00 .. 1.S0 ... 1.00 ..1.00 .. 1.7S ..1.3 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION": DAILT AND SUNDAY SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. Bjr Mail In Advance Postage Prepaid. One yonr. tx months.. ................. Three months Any three days except Sunday one year Sunday, with Magazine Special Mall Edition. Sunday Sunday Magazlrc BT CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Ter week, dally only S cents Per week, daily and Sunday 11 cents TWICB-A-WEEK ISSUE. Published Monday nnd Thursday one year. tl.ffl Remit by bank draft, express money order or regis tered letter. Address: THE REPUBLIC. St. Louis. Mo. 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Business Manager of The St Louis Re public, being duly sworn, says that the actual number cf full and complsti copies of the Dally and Sunday Republic printed during the- month of April. 1904. all la regular editions, was as per schedule below: moral character were cautioned to jso elsewhew. The lower type of newcomers creatures of. known evil habits, were ordered out of town. By enforcing a rigorous policy it lias been possible to limit the problem almost entirely to evils growing out of nat ural demands of the permanent population. St. Louis never has coveted a boom, never has welcomed an Increase In population unless an in crease wera warranted by substantial progress. It has desired healthy growth only. It h:is desired advancement, but not a population which would be numerically large and still In quality fictitious. It never has had a welcome for idlers and paupers and cunning delinquents. This explains why St. Louis does not harbor large colonies of needy, unless and degenerate creatures. There are places where the unfortunate crrnttm which Infest the large cities would thrive. To thee places they will not go except throiicli compul-ion They will not renounce poverty, misery nml the fas cination of big-city life unless they are forced to do so. Therefore it is charity to be seven-. It is a well-known fact that the publicity which a large city receives, particularly when an extraor dinary event is taking place, attracted a sriim popula tion. Past experience Ik repeated of late by :m in flux, though sn-allrr than wa cxpeetiM. as a result of the World's Fair. St. Louis will show mercy to thes newcoirers. but not the mercy that they may expect. The ti'er cy that they will get will le of a drat:e kind. Kltlit-r they will be put at Iiard work or ne glv-j bouts to leave town. Rather than get lamer population, with an excessive parasite class, St. Lotus would remain stationary. The problem of the "scum population" cm be solved. St. Louis hn solved it iHw'ofiire and will hold henceforth to the methods by which it ha Imvii olved. The way to solve it N to keep the "smiiii class" out of the large cities and do the very lir: for the really unfortunate class, which already ex ists. This Is the St. Iui evslcni; and it mct-eotls. Date. Copies. i........ . ..... 1 03. 1 20 2..... 103,320 S (Sunday) 120.U10 -- 103.S70 c........ ... .. .in.iio 8...... J04.290 7..............1 oa,:KM) ft. .... . 1 02.000 9. ............ .104,490 10 (Sunday)..... 120,000 11...... ...itxi,tr 12... ........... 102.870 13... ........... 103,170 14..............101.B10 15. .... 101,371) Date. Copies. la lo.'.oio IT (Sondajr) llOJUH) IS 101.WKI 1!. .......... . . .103530 0 103.730 21.... ..........1 02.320 .......... .1 02.K50 23. . .10.1.U20 (Sunday) 120.30O ........ 102,570 102.HOO 10334O 23....... ...... .104,040 29 104,370 30. ........... . . 10.10 23.. 20. Total for tho month 3,17150 Less. all copies spoiled In prlnttn-. left over or filed . 70.T4T Net nnmber distributed......... 3,101,208 Average daily distribution.... 10373 And said W. B. Carr further eay that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the. month of April was 6.73'per cent. XV. B. CARR. Sworn' to 'and subscribed before me this SOth day of nl-"k J. F. FAKISH. Notary Public, aty of St Louis. Mo. ily term expires April 24 IMS. . THE EEPT7BLI0AN SLATE. For Governor Honorable1 J. N. Fbote. ' For Secretary of State Honorable M. W. GusUn." For Auditor TTonorabl C C Bell. For Lieutenant Governor Honorable E. Mont RciUy. For Railroad Commissioner Honorable Joseph Flory. For Treasurer Honorable Erastus Liv ingstone Morse. For Judge of Supremo Court Honorable Moses 'Wcxbart The reasons underlying the placing of Honorable Moses ."mrybark on the slate are evident The Re- publican party has beea looking for a Moses that is one' reason. Another Is that he Is a Tery much respected gentleman end a politician of some strength. He Is one of the few men on the slate who have actually carried a county. He managed congressional committees in his district several times. He was a member of the Legislature some years ago. And thereby hangs a tale. He Toted for the Issuance of the fechoolbond cer tificate, against which his party have railed and thundered, and he has stood flrmly on tho proposition that Democracy did right in issuing thema propo sition in -which most enlightened citizens of Missouri i agree as of course; and ho doesn't believe in "elevcn- million discrepancies." For these reasons he would largely offset tho Honorable Gustin's presence on tho ticket, and his nomination would be a distinct con cession to tho intelligence of his party's rank and file. The Honorable Moses Wh'ybark hails from Mar ble Hill, in tha County of Bollinger, which he carried by fivo votes in 1002. It will almost certainly be found that he is a strong admirer of Folk, but ia dependently of that fact he Is so far above reproach I that he could without fear actively enter the Re- publican politics of this year. He would lend cou j sideraMe strength and dignity to the J. N. Foote j ticket Because of hia sane views on State finance it is largely probable that he would encounter the Globe's opposition, an additional fact in his favor. j In tho event that he could be induced to accept j the nomination, his name -would furnish a splendid shibboleth for his Tarty "Why bark about State . finances?' Or, "Why bark about discrepancies?" Or, "Why bark about a boodle issue when the Iiepub lican party is shown to have furnished two-thirds of the boodlers?" Or, "Why bark about reform In . Missouri tmd Roosevelt in Washington?" Or, "Why jbark about "poor old Missouri when the World's Fair is 'showing what a rich and well-ordered State it Is?" Or, "Why bark about anything lust for the ' sake of making a noise?' Or, "Why bark at De . luocraey and bite only at Federal pie?" : . , A PREVENTABLE EVIL. Visitots who are familiar with social conditions in the large cities miss In St Louis the woe-stricken pauper calories which form the usual dregs of large jwpulation. Ragged men, unkempt worami and lialf naked cldldren, all of them hungry, dirty ,and for lorn,, whom misery and ignorance ltave declvilired aud isolated In lowly haunts in urban centers, make a grave problem In every city, and the larger the city the greater and more serious Is the.problem. St Louis has its percentage of degenerates and deUnquents, but not as large a percectace as other large cities. The tenement is seen here, but It is not the wretched institution that it is elsewhere. Congest ed districts exist in the heart of town, but In them circumstances are above the average. Sorrow marked faces Iiaunt the pedestrian on downtown streets: not lecaue there are so many, but because there are so few. comparatively. Up to tlil time the city has been able to control the situation. Newcomers who had no means or 'support and could give no satisfactory assurance or APATHY AND A GREAT ISSUE. Rarely has a machine operated more smoothly and unobtrusively than that which is effecting Mr. Roosevelt's nomination. It Is at work upon. w to ..eak. a foregone conclusion, and the perfunctory business Is utterly lacking in human interest Its very obviousness is uninteresting. The people, long familiar with the plan and the operations and con ceding the result as inevitable, are uuable to bestow even attention upon the "activities"' of the Federal officeholders dominant in the political Held. Roose velt conventions are without new Interest Interest In the nominee himself U dead. Mr. Roosevelt Is no longer a sensation. His spectacular methods have long since palled. He has clnhled the public mind with his capital "I" until his opin ions upon the eternal verities awaken no response. The public has simply loen overworked by his hf roic impressivcness and his personal pronoun. He suffers the consequences. The things for which Mr. Roosevelt stands are not calculated to dispel apathy unless they should provoke active public opposition. He represents no vivid principle, bur Is the apostle of standpatism. ne stands pat upon the Republican record of the last eight years, upon the Federal scandals, upon the beneficence of the Dinglcy schedules and the benev olence of the protected monopolies. Neither the man nor his platform possesses an appeal. On the other hand, they'do furnish Democracy with abundant argument. The unafcnes:; of Mr. Roosevelt is a fact growing in acceptince in both what Is known as the popular mind and the politi cally powerful commercial sphere He as he appears by his record in office arms tlie opposition with a sufficient issue, were there others of moment want ing he stands as a menace of temperamental rash ness and unsound statesmanship to not only the great public Interest which Is bound up -with com mercial and Industrial life, but to the nation's se curity, which is hedged about by our Constitution, our great international doctrines and prudential tra ditions. As against the dangerous extremes and depsr tares of Republican policy typified by this Mr. Roose velt what will bo the action of Democracy? Manifestly It lies within the reach of a country wide and united opposition to provide not only a campaign or Interest but a battle of inspirational magnitude and power. The Democratic opportunity Is without bounds. The country is tired of R-pnb-lican machine rule, lis maladministrations and scan dals, its drastic and discomfiting Imposition upon the people. The country Is tired of present Republic an politics and current political doings. That pro found wearis-omencss and disaffection, emptiness of interest and still more profound dissatisfaction with Republican governmental conduct make opportunity for the live issues of Democracy, and specially the boodle issu There could be no greater or saner issue than that. It Is the issue of honest government, ef driving the boodlers from administrative and political life It is an issue which cannot be killed. Ii will not down. It enlarges and grows strong by opposition. The record of the lKiodle Issue In Missouri illus trates These truths. .Mr. Folk took tln it-sui hrst Into the courts. Then It becami' a political matter and an opposition developed. It widened t a State Issue. It swept behind it the sentiment of the peo ple as fire sweeps a plain. It triumphed. Boodle is an Issue in all of th re:!- States to tl.e same extent as In Missouri. The iiwssity exists in the same degree for vindicating the principle or public service for the public IuUr- st. i the nation Itself the necessity Is glaring. I'npurged niscality In office Is the big. ugly fact of Iniquity for which Republicanism and Rooseveltisrr iiju-t stand In de fense. And in proportion as the necessity is rl.uing and the fact momentous is Democracy s opportunity. In proportion as the Republics'! party defends the party record that issue will grow. There mn he no denials or excuses or evasions which ran offset the evident fact that corruption hns been conscious ly concealed by the Republican party. A try to raise the lid at Washington will lie met by standpat defiance. The people will be with the aggressive attempt The people will win. Democracy should consider upon the one hand the Republican apathy and upon the other the live is sue of public honesty. There can be no nmiu fcr splits or factional quarrels or considerations of "disorganizere" and "reconstructionisN" at a time like this, with an opportunity like this and with Is sues of such vital magnitude. Let Democracy lake thought for the national welfare and for that alone. Tho spirit of the peo ple will further Its great project. That spirit or the people Is a roused morality; n concern for the public Interest It is emotional, more or lcs impul sive, and as yet vague, without definite directio'j. Democracy may provide something to kindle the. American spirit of government for the people, may arm citizenship with a compelling issue and had the righteous euort to victory. . . DISCREDrriNG THE STATE. Monday the Globe's fight on Folk assumed even an uglier shade of Indecency and further accentu ated its departure from last year's course of fulsome boosting. Ijist year it attempted to render Folk ol noxlons to Democrats by holding him forth as the one man In his party worthy of support;"' and It did this directly in tho Interest of the gang opposition of both parties. Now, acting as the tool of the bauic corrupt elements, It assails him, at the rati- uf many columns a week, with a great miscellany of slander ous matter. Commenting upon this servility to gangs, another Republican paper, the Graphic of Kirksvillc. asks. "Has the Globe-Democrat seen Ed Rutler or lias I-M Butler seen the Globe-Democrat?" And It comments further, "Papers that will unbluhintrly acknowledge that their editorial expressions have been falsehoods and their pretensions hypocritical will hardly com mand the respect or confidence of me:i of either party." As to tlie res-iilt the Graphic observes. "After ad vocating Folk for Governor for mnny months, the Globe Democrat has row turned asralust him. and the natural result will be an increased majority for Folk ar the November election." TIiito ran le mo doubt of this result. The prin cipal effect of the Globe's odoriferous opposition Is to slgnalire it as virtually the only newspaper in Missouri which Is dominated by gang influence, and to emphasize the truth that Missouri's better citizen ship is united for Folk. Including several of thr prominent Republican mentioned for the gulicrna- torial nomination, the main Iwdv of Renubliranx. has a strong Folk lMnt. Except Tor the opposition which the Globe fj pities and express, there is none. Th. Globe's eft'orls mike Folk Republicans. There are few reputable lb-publicans who care to ie identified with or to vote with the Globe opposi tion. Rut the GIole' nnn!t are to be deplored, nev ertheless, for the p.-.iin that they hurt .Missoiin'.s reputation in the ejes of Hi,. outsMi' norl.l. Lies travel so fast that truth cannot rope with them. One lie may elude a thousand truthful denials. Missouri has consistently dcvclop-d and expres..il the high principle of official .-mil iK.Htienl condii-t which oas n.uie to lie known universally as the .Mis souri Idea. It is the Idea which bMs fjilr n lw dominant In the impending national politics as well. But tho Globe grudges any credit to Missouri or to the people who have ct up the exalted standard. Instead of congratulating the people of the Stale for following advice in which itself was a loud partiii pant the Globe tun on Its course, discredits the movement, and disseminates slanders to the detri ment not only of Mr. Folk himself but of th- people and the Commonwealth which have support.-d his labors ami the resultant political movement According to a bulletin Issued bv the Frem-li Zoological Society the summer-resort sea-serpent is not a myth At least two of the specii-s were seen by tho crew of the gunboat Avalam he. As shots which were tired at the creature, struck but did no damage, there is a possibility that the serpents were Japanese submarine craft POEMS WORTH KNOWING. liEATItl.CK. BY DAXTB. nni Al.thl.-rl was tanyrr's itn and -ita bom at Florence, lulr. in May. 1SS. II- wu ropiltxl Durante. aft'rnanN contracts Into Dam- Th orl Int rn-ans "th Krf an.1 Durante "th -ndurlnK.- arrrorrlat lumn for on- of tho Krtafit nf th orl4- p.xu. In hit Vlu Nuo w nr Kartr IJfei Ifcuite relate how h- tlrst net " on "IVatrJc-.- the sferloua ladr cf hit hrt. whtn h aj J and h a fw month, ywins-r. but h- netrtold who tv m ner e the IIKhtcst ciew to her real nan. HI hoylih Im- for hr o- neier enlnjtul'hed In Ilf-. If Beatrice was. Ilwaoclo ear th- daughter of fortlnarl. -he d!J not reciprocate the rf fondnoa to a desre that ouM ,,retent her from raarnins Nor did Dante' marriage wt.at hi devotion to Ileatrlce. fur that derotlen wi IntenJlned after her death. June JT"1 in UJ Dame wa, a soldier. Il al reKst,ri a, t , th, l1d of .po,,,,,.,'. Afterward- re a one of th Ii priors of Florence. In U91 h. -j, eni on an emhasey to Itnme, an. n-ier asaln set fot In hli nallre rlty In li-2 h- wa. banished on !i l-arel'r rhars- of u-ln; tils ofr.rlal position for private endd The last -iKht jean of Us Ilf, . Kp,nt at la4,nna. bere ho dIM September II. lt. Ill, mc,i celebrate,! . Is -Th. pnire romeor." which Is a vision of hell. r-jrKatcry and heavn. d piet'd with consummate po'T and bca-Jtr of laniraaKe. "Xo work ex-ept the niWe " a en rll-r Sas slen rise to to va.t a literature." 'The Divine CPmMr" has hi tran.taled into Enlh vers- br Lcnsfellow. by Henry Prancls Cary of England Kos settl and other- A tramlatlon hs kh been made by rr"fes,r O.arl-s Blot Norton. O centlo and s noble doth aprvr lly Li.ly when she passes through tho Ftreet That none her salutation il.ir repeat. And nil eyes turn from her ns If In fear. She; coes her w, n-i cannot help but hear The praise of all-yet rnsdest still and sweet; Something rhe reems com? down from heaven her seat To earth, a mtraclo to show men here. Fn pleaslnjr dotli h seem unto the ey That to the !art n sweetness seems to moe, A sweetness only known to those wno fel; And trom h-r Up a spirit se-ms to tenl A centlo spirit. ft and full of love That whispers to the souls of all men. "Sigh." CUT IN TWO BY CAR THAT SHELTERED HIM FROM RAIN. m MUSICAL CLUBS MEET AT FAIR. National I-VIoration to I!o in Pes- riiou This Week and to Uive J'our Concerts. Superintendent of th pure-food exhibits and editor of "What to Eat." that tho Federation of Women's Clubs, represent ing I.(.u) women, passed a resolution asklnc for the purity of the food supplied to tho people, and pledging their support to secure national and Hiate leslslatlon that will stop the fraudulent manufacture of food products and secure honest labeling. George Seli.plg:ert. Six Yean OM Killed While Older Companions Ksenpeil L'nlnjared. GcirRe Schweii;frt. the S-year-old son of Charles Schvreicert of Xo. 1117 South Sec ond street, was run over by l ear at tho foot of Barrv street yesterday afternoon. The boy's body was cut In two. . Ho and two other boys, James Clark of Xo. US Milter street and fius Itafal of No. US South Seventh street, had been play Inc m tho nelchborhnod. When it i-Bun to rain at 2 o'clock they took refuBO under a Hat car that Tras standing; on th- truck A switching crn-. not knotvinp that the) boys w re under tho car, moved it. Miller and Ilafal. who w-ero older than tho SehweiKert boy. f tcaiei without injury. FALL FROM RUNNING-BOARD. Two PassonsoTs on Street. Car Struck by Automobile. Two persons who wcro standing; en th runnlntr board of a westbound Olive stret car were injun-d yesterday afternoon or being; struck by a larcc automobile, be tonsinc to the ntanKe Tea and Coffea Comp-iny. The automobile was standing; In front of No Z)xi Olive street. Thoso Injured were James H. Loman-sey-. Zl years old. of No. 31K tucas a-e-nue. bruised about the face and body, and Kdw-ard Parker, II years old. of No. 1011 North Vandeventor nvenue. who sustained a deep rut over the eyes and braises. Both were taken to their homes, where their Injuries were attended. At the place where the accident occurred, the street is very narrow-, there being but little space between the curbing" and tho tracks. Jloth Iximansey and Parker were knocked frcm the running; board to the street. Wlchlns to see th citri , Cuvrr C3flots oppor. tnnely- rememl)ere.l Snnilny that their home-follc were to depart. This was an Intrcninris rnriatloi. of tho Biefc Brandmothcr expedient. Culver's intellect Is In scod order. RECENT COMMENT. Donrke CoeKran on Tolk. Statement In New Tork Herald. If the lsAie-i should be. simply reform m administra tion, tho exposing- of tttodk and the pursuit and convic tion of wrongdoer-, tho man who has won national fame as a prosecutor In St. Txmis soe.m, to jwsess ever,- cj-ial-Ity necessary to Insure suecest His record Is absolutely unique,, so far as I know, in the history of tho country. Ho Is a reformer of singular efficiency, and at the same time a pol tican of consummate skill, while as reformer and politician ho has been successful n an extraordinary oa aimer. Bewildering degree. Hcformers have been numerous, but no other, to my knowledge, has ever been equally ucw,fui In flshtlnj: rogues In the criminal court and In the political primaries. .uixs who are really anxious to end wrongdoing- .. .....,.-, u.-vn numerous. Iteformtrs who have un dertaken to prosecute crime in the courts b- ,. fow. Reformers who have succeeded In obtaining convic tions are rare. thouBh not wholly unknown. Hut tho only man, so far as I know, who has pursued criminals in the courts to conviction, and at the same time has fought them successfully at the primaries, who has ac tually succeeded in dislodging them from tlie political control In which he found them, and assuming that con trol himself, is the Prosecuting Attorney of St. LouK That ho has vindicated Justico in the courts would have been highly creditable, but that ho has actually enthroned it in control of a political party so completely that dclccates charged with the task of rewarding Its charaplon by nominating him to the highest office in the Commonwealth will dominate the State Convention of Missouri almost unanimously Is an event unprecedented in the history of politics, so far as I know, and fraught with the promise of measureless benefit to the people of the whole country. Onr Itnllnn Citizens. American Medicine. Th Italian Immigrant Is the subject of a capital special numlier of that excellent periodical. Charities, and the Revista Commercial has publlshod the results of a statistical Investigation of the Italians of New York City. One Is astonished to learn that there are In that city 3K.7TS Italians, the great majority below years of ase. and nearly SO.flOO are being ad.tcd each year. Al though 45 per cent are utterly illiterate, tho fact remains that they are "most valuable additions to our popula tion." For Instance, from the Investigation made by the Committee of Fifty, of nearly 3rt.cn) cases In the records of organized charity. It was shown that In 3D per cent.' oi me ucrman cases, s per cent of the American cases. 25 per cent of the Kn-tllsh enscs. and 3? per cent of the Irish cases the principal cause of distress was Intem perance; In only 2U per ccnt of the Italian cases was in temperance the cau.w. American city life Is having a bad effect upon them. The sudden change of diet is re sponsible for an increase of certain diseases. The change irom me sione cottage in the open fields to the dark and unventllated tenement of Mulberry and Mott streets has resulted In an alarming spread of tuberculosis. Doctor oieiia. in nis practice In New York, has known as many as twenty-nve cases of pulmonary tuberculosis In one year In a single tenement-house. One of the most Interesting events of tho week at the Kxio'ltlon Is the gather ing together of representatives from the clubs of the middle hectlon of the Na tlonil Federation of Musical Clubs. This "festh.il" l.s one of a chain which are be ing held, one in each division, through out the country on the years alternating with the national biennials. The meeting here, however, partakes very largely of the nature and dignity of a 'national gath-rirg from the fact of the presence of the members of the National Board, who are In -ession In the city this week: and from the added fact that one of the four concerts which comprise the festival is to be given by representa tives from the clubs of the soutnern sec tion, which thus unites with the middle Hectlon In holdiug tho festival, and will have no separate one of Its own this year. The four concerts are open to music lovers, and all members of musical clubs are specially invited. The otllcers of the national body are. I"ie!.!ent. Mrs. Vlnlrred n. CoIUm. Akrin. O.. honorary president. Mrs. n-eodjro Thomas; Hrst lce rretldent. Mrs.Itcesell It. Dorr. St. Paul. Minn.. 5econ! vice president. Mrs. J. I Kinney, Denver. Oblo., rtccnllns fecreutrr. Mre. A IVeane orir, St. Louis. Mo.: corrs spondlnr ers-reljirr. Mrs Dartd cnubell. Den ver. Colo., treasurer, ills. Thomas E. Lilian. Fort Wayne. Ind.. anJitor. Mm. Ells ITmz Houk. Knoxillle. Tenn.. llbnirUn. Mrs. John Leverett. Upper Al: -n. 111. ectiona! vic presi dents. Southern. Mrs. W F Hers. CaHe-toa. Tex.; Western. Mrs. Warren II Thomas. Port land. Ore MIS.::-. Mrs. v t." Ijiincn. Cbl ccra. I1L: Eastern. Miss claris-a McGutrheon. Elcewater I"ark. X J Mrs. W. c. Lawson. vice president of the middle section, has charge of the con certs and has had the able assistance of Mrs. J. S. Garretson of this city, the State director for Missouri, in making all ar rangements. Several events of a social nature are planned. Including a luncheon given to the National Board by Mrs. Phillip N. Moore to-day at her home on I.ifayette avenue. Mrs. Moore Is associated with the presi dent and tecond vice president In corn F rising the Executive Committee of the "ederatlon. and to-day' meeting of the board is held at her house. To-morrow n reception, by Invitation. Is to bo given by the live federated clubs of St. Louis the Hublnbteln. the L'nlon Mu sical, the Piano Club, the Mornlnn Etude and the Ten O Clock Musical to the mem bers of the National Board at the Missouri building. On Thursday, also by Invitation, a reception will lur given to the board ana musical representatives by the Board of LAav Manager or tne reposition, anil on Frlduy Mrs. A. Deane Cooper Ul enter- lain tno memtx-rs or tne ooara or eratlon at luncheon at her home Inston boulevard. will enter ofSthe fei' i on Wash- COSTLY GOWNS ARE SHOWN BY FRENCH AT THE FAIR. One Garment by a Pnrlslnn Is Val ued nt t4.)Ulo. While the I.nrc in Another Cost Even More. WATERWA i S COSVn.NTIO.Sj AT KAIK Sleeting; Adjourned tin Account of the Went her. Owing to Inclement weather and absence of many of the delegates from outside the city, the Waterways Convention, which was to have met yesterday at the World's Fair, was postponed until to-day. Cap tain W. D. Ward, chairman of the con vention, called the meeting to order yes terday, but it was Immediately adjourned. The convention will open this morning nt 1) o'clock in the Hall of Congresses, and n ruccessful meeting Is anticipated. The convention will be a very timely one. as Captain Ward says that all signs Indicate another overflow of the Missouri In June, should the rains continue for the next two weeks, w-tth the thaw of the mountain snow. SENIOR CLASS EXJRCISES. M. S. U. Students Perform Last College Ceremonies on Campus. nErtTBLlC SPECIAL Columbia. Mo.. May 30. The senior class of Missouri University held Its class-day exercises in the university auditorium to day, and after several numbers of the pro gramme had been given the class started on a last visit to several places they de sired to honor. The first number In the auditorium was the class oration, delivered by Leslie E. Bates of Excelsior Springs. The class pvera was read by Miss Lula Belle Wool ridge of BoonvUle. Frank H. Birch of IIannib.il sang a barytone solo. The class history was read by Harvey C Wcstovcr of St. Joseph, and after this the class went to the Rollins Athletic Field, vhtre the athletic oration was delivered by Hal G. Thurman or Lamar. Earl F. Nelson of Waco. Tex., who hns ltd the rooting- for the athletic teams for the last year, led the seniors In the last yell that thev would give for Missouri. The different departments were cheered. as were the president, facultv and Board or Curators and the cheering wound up with several hearty cheers for Missouri. The class then went back to the quadran gle, where In front of the library the class trve was planted, and the tree oration was delivered ley Clifford Langsdale of Kansas City. The rlx old columns that stand In the middle of the quadrangle were next visit ed, nnd here an eloquent oration was de livered In their honor and memory by Mil ton A. Romjue of Lovelake. The class sang "Old Missouri." The reading of the department class prophecies then followed. i ne law -inss propnecy -was read by Venn Stafford of Buffalo. Next came the medical, by John 11 Rovl of Crocker. He wax followed by F. C. Hllder for the en gineers, and last came the academic written bv Tom K. Smith of Glenwood and read by Shepard Iffler of Maryvllle. The exercises closed by the singing of the clai-s song, written by Miss Edith De bolt of Chllllcothe. MEDAL AWARDED TO THOMAS. American Artist Is Honored at Paris, France. Tans, May jn. -The Jury of the Silon des Artists Francals has awarded a medal to the American artist. Seymour Tnomas. for his portrait of Henry' Vlgnaud. secre tary of the United States Embassy. Mr. Thomas l.s now in St. IuN. repre senting the American artists of Paris. Awnrds Diplomas to Mne. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Virginia. 111., May CO. Ashland held Its annual High School commencement to night. An address was delivered by tho Reverend James B'lrchlt of Virginia. Dl- filomas vera awarded to tho MIj.ves BucJr--. Elmore. Eldri'lge. UIllenMeln. Galley and Nix. and to Messrs. Lohman. Hard ing and Ilexter. VISITORS AT ST. LOUIS HOTELS J, O It-ben of Salt Lake City la a cues it the Southern. Mr. and Mis. y. n. Lyons r4 Mr. and Mrs P. K. Deropeitr ef Kentucky are at tho rer St. James. . A. P. HairalU of Los Anc-le U at the Lac!-. Mr. and Mu. W. W. Cook of Lake Cnarltss. Lau. are among tho roesu a: the UndelL w. E. Hull of rcorla arrlsed jeaterdar at th Planters. Mr. and Mrs. L F. BerVem-tein ana son or Detroit are ccestt at the Hotel Jefferson. ..Mrs. B. F. Bauer and lUea Ethel Baser of Salt Lai. City are zuaata at tin Planter. Doctor M. K. Allen and Doctor J. TV. Goes of Lcvlrrllle are at tha Southern. D. B. Morrill of FkrmvUJa, X. C. 1a a La clede, guest. . Mr. C- R. K1mt of Oraca Ratfds. ICoh In at tfca SButl-crc -" wi n. If. Thcrctoa and J. P. Tfcorntcn of sacola. Fla ara piests at taa BouHssro. Mr. acd lira. Charles H. Korraa J, An drejss Harris. H. H. Klnarton. F. -vv". Dtxta. of Philtdelpnla aafW. Krr Scnoeff ef 3n- MJ.&AU axo at us jiotai wwxaraci. Mr. and Mrs. IX C ITaUlcfc of Tolads are aircLc the Planum suast. Mr. and Mra. A. O. Towaa. Jaiaoa TT. Tc-wr.e end Arthsr Town of San Ptaioco ara raglstered at tha Bote! Jtffarsoa. tTo,f.,3JSS0a.ESJ,-fl,,4 amr- rt M-uS-p-anter." fc D,ftiam ata .J"?3 J1- .9"nrn Boatou acrread ye. terday at the HouT Jarferaoa. Mr. and Mra. W. V. Statea e Oabotxa. Ky an tuasts at tha Lacleda. ": .rfXl-JF'X M,x r- Joa" r at tha Southern. Old-Tlme Rnseball. Outing for June. The rules of the game were similar to those nsed In the "New York game." as our now national game was then called, except In the manner of scoring runs, in some sections it was the rule that when a long hit was made, or the ball lost, the batsman could make not more than one run. while In other localities the runner could make as many as he was able, as In cricket. That Is. he could keep tearing around the bases, rolling up runs.' until the ball was sut In plar. I recall one game In which, when my side had a good lead, nn opposing bats man hit tho hall Into some tall grass near second base We "outs" lost sight of it. but the batsman did not. and. unseen by us. picked It up and kept on running until his side liad a safe lead. When the Massachusetts scnooiuoys were playing their brand of ball, the New York game was the game in general vogue throughout tne country, ana tnis style of playing gradually replaced tho other in New England. nondenn. Catholic Standard. To hold her hand that summer nlcht I strove against her sweet affright. She let one dilnty finger-tip A moment rest upon my lip To thrill me wlUi a new delighL Then when we stood, our love to plight. Our hearts in wedlock to unite. How sweet my sense of ownership. To hold her hand. Ivig years have come and taken flight; To-night I'm sad and wretched quite. Tills weeping eye and swollen lip She'd not have hit mc such a clip Had I but exercised my might ., To hold her band. t The exhibit made by the French dress makers forms a, prominent feature in tho Manufactures l'alace. It Includes tho "Salon du Costume" and tho "Exposition Collective Ie la Couture." both designed by J. de Montarnal. architect; decorated by Adricn Dulhoit nnd executed by G. Chemlnals. In the "Salon du Costume" the famous "grands coutt-riers" of Paris have their separate booths. Among the most re markable dresses exhibited there are: By Redfern, a printed taffeta dress with Alencon lace, small, well-matched taffeta ribtions: value. i5v. By Perdoux & Cic., blue taffeta dress with Valenciennes ruche, value JW. By Paquin. a soup!e rose velvet dress, with embroidered pearls, Loui9 XVI style, value J.VX. By Beer, a court drcrs and mantle with real Irish lace anil applique embroidered diamonds and roses, value ji.jv. Bv Beer, a Du Barry dress. Iuls XVI style, smiple taffrtta. embroidered pomra dour. with Alenetm lace and old shade comete. value J3i. By Paquin. a chinchilla half-length man tle with real point lace, value JI.OX). By Callot Soeurs. an oranse silk mus lin dress on white ground, very liKht ap plique lace. gold, pearl and bluo sapphire spangles, value l) Bv tho Hon Marche. a lace dress with a unique piece of ancient rose point of Venice; length of the principal flounce. ; feet: length of tho small flounce. II feet. This niece of lace was once the property of a enctlan Princess In the Seventeenth Century and was bought by the Bon Marche for J3.0"0 In tho "Lxpositlon collective de la Couture" are shown the following: By Mnrgalne. a dress In rose meteor, value. f). By Francis, an afternoon dress In mas tic cloth. Turkish embroidery, with light goio. IMPURE FOODS -WILL Hi; EXPOSED. Adulteration of 2.im llrnnds to He Demo nstrn ted. The adulteration of a'.l brands of fools anl beverages, tests for uduitcratlons. samples of adulterants put In foods and 70 brands of food products found adul terated will be shown In the pure-food ex hibit In tho Palace of Agriculture br the State Government laboratories. All the different brands of brcakf.ist foods are shown, with their relative values, while laboratories will conductxtests all the time nrd the State laboratories will make con trilmtlons all the summer. There are nearly three acres in the pure food section nlone. exclusive of the vari ous food exhibits of the State and foreign sections. Interesting lectures will he given by domestic science teachers and chemists, while food exhibitors, food con- ?rcsses and food conventions will expose raudulent practices. IL was through the efforts of Paul Pierce. PLAN FOR CONSOLIDATION. Minenil Expert Report on Re sources of Three Concerns. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Birmingham. Ala.. May 3. The commlt ti of mineral experts appointed to exam ine the properties of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, the SIos Shctlield Steel and Iron Company and the Republic Iron and Steel Company, and re port upon the same as the preliminary basis for a movement looking to the con solidation of thesi interests, finally com pleted their report to-day, and a copy of It was left at the ollice of the executive head of each of the three corporations in terested. President J. a Maben of the Sloss-Shef-fleld Company ,s the only chief executive of the thr interested companies In the city. President Bacon of the Tennessee Ccmpapy is In the East, while President Thompson of the Republic Company has his general offlce in Chicago. ine report or tne commission covers only the mineral properties of the three com panies and does not relate to furnaces and the like. It makes returns as to ton nage on something like half a million -"..-res oi mineral lanos. and is understood to be very exhaustive anl thoroughly un biased. It deals entirely with raw ma terials, and is understood to embrace sev eral valuable maps and diagrams. The commission began work Fcbniary li and since that time has visited no less than U3 mining plants of the three com ivanlcs located in Alabama. Georgia and Tennessee. The tiling of the commission's report practically ends Its work. Just what fur ther steps will be taken looking toward consolidation is not yet known, but it Is supposed that nothing will l.e done until the reports have been thoroughly examined anil digested. At Chicago Botela. , RKTUBLia SPECIAL. Chicago, nL. May SO The St. Louis persons registered at hotels hare to-day are as follows: Audltortttia L T. Owx. TJ. L Drummono-. S3?.,.orTHh-A" & .Mt Edwards. L. n! fccott. J. Ward. IV. B. Webb Wnliijor-CUftoa R. B. Ooaoa. W. R. r Con nor. Saratora-O. 8. Gleaaos. J M. Hill, B. C. Brown. O. O. Rohrer. Palmer Bouse Miss Anenbrliit. IL G Don. -o'r J'. """A- . 1 Unua. R. M. Mer rill. J. A. Rice. W. F. 8tooe Mctoru-M. VA Jen-s. R. 6. Rculttt. Q. B. Great North-rn C P. Burgess, -w. m. Ev erett. O. M. Palnur. C B. Wright. Mrs. C B. V right. Sherman Herue C A. Coffin. J. J. Ryan. Brlsn-n. :. Barnett. M. W. OTJcnnor. Hreroort J. A. Blake, j 3. ryNeUI. B. U Wilcox. Kalserhot R. G. Mlnleke. J. C Reed. O. H. Cressey. Grand Paclfle F. IL Camphell. L. R. Good man. Miss V. Trtmbla. W. Trea 3IIaaonrlana In Xew Torlc REPUBLIC SPECIAL New York. May 30. Among the arrivals at the hotels here to-day were the follow ing from Missouri: St- Lonls-G. Kobuseh. W. S jcCalt. L V. HertieU T. C. Focartr. Imperial: C. Eblermana and Mrs. Ehtermann. H. H. CMrman. Ftrth, Avenue: W. A. Erosm. J. Roland. H. B. Lean and Mr. ran. Albert: F. R. Belt. R. a. Villa, s. L. Barnman. Herald Bouare: W. w. Guest. Waldorf: f. Tinker. York; J L Bureestee. NiTsrre: M. V. Yesmans. Manhattan: H. Ci .Tpris. Astor; 1 z-anaers. M. Ieai: C- u. firuee. Gll-ey: Miss K. Garetson. Westminster: J. Susman. Rroadwas- Central. Karsa, -itr-J. S Plant. J. L. Phelon. linoe rlal: 9. Ilarifeld. Manhattan: M. Miller. Crt terlonr Mrs. J. J. Colltster. Park Avenue. St- Joseph Mlee A. Wyeth. Manhattan: c. M. Street, nartboldl. MRS. JAMES A. GARFIELD ILL Widow of llartyr President Re moved to CariKinteria. KUTUIIUC SPECIAL Iis Angeles. Cal.. May . Owing to Ill health. Mrs. James A. Garfield, widow of the late President, lias been removed from her home in Pasadena to Carpenterla for resL Mrs. Garfield Is accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Brown. Her Ill ness is not serious. s DIqanHud at .Vavnl Academy. Annapolis. Md.. May 3). Tho result of the annual physical examinations of the midshipman of the three classes now at the academy shows that seventeen mld fhlpmen are disqualified to continue in the service and their resignations will be handed in within a few days. The second-class man found deficient was Jona than S. Dowell. Jr.. of Texas. The third class men Include Kenneth C Boush. at large, a-d Benjam'n F. Filley. Jr.. at large. Thoso of the fourth olass Include .. . riowarn. umana. TCeb.: W. .. fee, taker City. Ore., and W. O. Wallace, W arrccsburr. Mo. I Z TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Z TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. J From The Republic. June 1. 1S7J. s Thomas II. Ellis Invented a rail- s road car coupler, which was adopt- s ed by several railway companies. sV Charles Dulf of No. 1119 Wash- s lngton avenue entertained the Lib- s eral Litemry Club. Those whose names appeared on the programme -were W H. Pommer. Miss Emer- essa Jordan. Augustus Thomas, s MLss Flora Tike, F. W. Ruckstahl. 4 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Curtis. 4V George I Withers. Mrs. J. C. Za- s brlskle. E. U Sncll. Mrs. F. E. sV s Brownell. Miss Eugenia Schofleld. 4V s Miss Emily Curtis. A. C. Ragshawe. s B. V Newton and P. B. -Wyckoff. General Wilson and family went East to spend the summer s Mr. and Mrs. RlehHrrt W ITIrlel A s engaged apartments at the Lindell t si, e Hotel. e XJJ Si,- fml M T Ini. fr TTnf. parted for a vacation In the North- west. s Mrs. otls B. Hopkins and her s ehvughter. Miss Alice Hopkins, went to Europe. 4 A reception was given by Mr. and s s Mrs. J. G. Jlitchell of No. IMS Eliz- s abetli street Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hickok of No. 1HC Monroe street celebrated their s . tin wedding anniversary. v e Christ Cliurch parishioners enter- s s tained In honor of the Reverend s s Doetor and Mrs. Montgomery s s Schuyler, who observed their silver s s wedding anniversary. 4, Invitations wr- issti-d to the s s golden jubilee of the St. Louis Unl- s -j-i. s versity. 'f- s The Reverend Father Gleeson of v s St John's Church returned from "'--' s New- York. S V f4 .. 4 .4- s. aaaJs ,J dih STa."f -!.. "-? 1 -, .;-ft,.sjV- i-avb-.T-F3 "s'bjjJfss . 1s.V, ' -.