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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. JULY 0, 1004.
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Copies, . .1IW.!' . .KKi.llO . .10S,(S1U . .1IIS.U1U .N.1S3.11" . .10ll,7:i . .107.Sl ..11(1,-1 HO . .iir,iM . .los.twm . .10S.7O0 ..ia:t.-i70 . .107,!M ..107,11 III . . 10U.S7O J Date. Copies. 10 lOS.SHO 17. . ... .107,50 IS KKi.llO 1! C-undny) 121,s:lll 0 H (Smitlitj ).. -s. ....... -! ::u .1117..' 10 .insist! . 1(I!M"50 .IIW.I-II .110,r,'.M .los.sou ,i:j,W" .1 ().:!() .no.oso .1(1:1, l.'ii . io:i.-.";u Total for the month . Less nil copies spoiled or filed :;oi,4io in printing, left over 7f,23 Net number distributed ",- !o,l27 Average dally distribution 1O7.071 And said George L Bloomfleld further sajs that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of June was 7 CT per cent. GEO. L. BLOOMFIELD. Sworn to and subscribed beforo me this 30th d ly of June. J T. FARISII. Notary Public, City of St. Louis, Mo. Sly term expires April 13. 190i PHASES OP NAVAL CONFLICT. Owing to the signal success achieved with tor pedoes in the far East by the- Japanese navy the public's interest has been turned particularlj to this branch of naval warfare. It is the fact that hundreds of millions of dollars havo been expended by different nations for tor pedoes, their Installation on war vessels, and the creation of numerous special vessels having the tor pedo as their principal weapon. Up to the outbreak of the present war instances of the successful tise of torpedoes may be counted upon the Angers of one hand; and even In those cases the crews of the vessels torpedoed were not on the alert, having neither steam up nor search lights in operation. The principal Kinds of torpedoes are of the mov able class and arc sometimes called "tih torpedoes."' They are designated as "dirigible-' nnd "automo bile." Dirigible torpedoes are huch as are steered throughout by an operator on shipboard or shore. None of this class lias jet been used in actual war. There are three principal kinds w liicli may be said to be working successes. One of these is the Iirennan. Major E. L. 7.a- Ilnski, retired, of the United States Army, describes It as "operated by means of fine steel piano wires, wound on reels within the torpedo, and unwound by a winding engine on shoio. This operates the propelleis which impel the torpedo. Its operation Involves the paradox that the harder the wire is pulled the faster, the torpedo goes away. This lias been adopted by the British Government for coast defense." "Another is the Sims-Edison, which is supported by a float that retains it submerged several feet," says Slajor Zalinkl. "The torpedo contains an electric motor for the propellers, a reel of insulated cables, electric steering apparatus and the explosive charge. The current for operating the motor en gine is sent through the insulated cables from the operating station. A special insnlated cable also Is provided for steering and firing the torpedo at the will of the operator. The explosion also may be arranged to occur on contact with the target. The third is the Patrick torpedo, which is sus tained by a float, like the Sims-Edison. Tht mo tive power is liquefied carbonic-acid gas, which Is heated when used, so as to secure maximum energy. It is controlled by anoperator on shore or ship board by means of an Insulated cable, carried on a reel within the torpedo, and unreeling as the torpedo advances. By means of tills, the operator steers the torpedo nnd fires at will. It may also be ex ploded by impact with the target." In the Sunday Magazine for next week, July 17, this expert continues the discussion from this point, )f "Torpedo Warfare,-' telling for all sorts of read 2rs, as only an expert can tell, the concise story of ust what has been accomplished in this lino up to he present day, and what progress in the science is ikely to be made in the next few years. Major allnskl is a close student of the conflict now wa ins in the far East and his views thereon are most iterating and entertaining. Annie Kiyokiehl Sano contributes another of her hlcruresque nnd colorful stories of home life in the Mikado's Empire, taking for her topic in this Issue, rThe Little Mothers of Japan." One of the features of next Sunday's issue has to lo with the Canadian Capias act, designed to pre- ent debtors from defrauding their creditors by ight This act has developed In the great North- it a most singular state of affairs. More man men arc held prisoners by It Jackson B. Cor- ett, Jr., writes of the situation graphically. "Making the Home Bun," by Charles 'lownsena, a good story a good piece of sentiment inter- oven with the life of a famous ball player. All i the. fiction In next Sunday's number has been se lected with special leg.ud to midsummer weather. MlriiMlU's Summer Bo.iidors" is a delightful love hloiy built upon actual happenings at a quaint sum mer resort. Doris Bedfein, Chester Pcake, S. L Kiser, Marjorie Benton Cooke, Nixon Waterman, E. I.. Sabin, Morris W.ide. Prank Blekuell and otheis contribute light stories or amusing sketches. The illiistiatlons and color leprodm lions will be chir acterlstically line. ..- CONTRASTS AT THE PA IK. Pivonsitv necessarily is a conspicuous fe.ituie of every universal v position. The assembling of ex hibits, ciulir.Kiiig numerous el.issitk.itioi's, irom all parts of tho woild, must cu'.ite variety, ami, as a 10- suir, many kinds- of contrasts. In tins respect the St. Louis World's Pair surpisses. ExtraoiiIIinrv efforts wt'ie made, with success, to give prominence to the cliaractcilstlcs of nations. The contrast Is not cntiroij in -variety, but in t.vpes and qualil.v aNo; not only m articles and do sign-j, but in methods of const met ion and workman ship, and not onlv in mechanism and pieces, s and piodutts, but in peoples and tlieli habits and traits. Por tills rtason even a asunl trip over the grounds ami through the buildings furnishes unexampled matcilil for education. Iho contrast is carried from the past to the vires ent. lliere are international comparative exhibits of former times and similar displajs of to-day. The progress of Individual nations is shown in the con trasts In histoiical exhibits. The comparative prog ress of all of the nations represented is couv eyed In the general contrast. Thus It is that contrast curies a strong aud coirect impression, indicating the ad vancement of different countries and In what di rection one excels over another. 'I here ate peoples from all over the world In their regular garb. 'I hey live as they do at home. In houses such as they have there. The transportation facilities, the methods of government, the Industrial, manufacturing, agricultural and educational .v stems are demonstrated, and, all together, the peoples are seen as they are In their native land. Primitive con ditions and primitive t.vpes are shown accurately. The exhibits of the more advanced nJtiors.are. of course, far more Interesting and beneficial. Tjhey show wherein Prance excels, wherein Germany, England, Ireland, Japan, China and other countries excel; how the talent of one country has developed a certain art or trade bejond that of another, and what the chief pursuits and aims of the diffeient countries are. Next to the main picture and the general view. Oils great contrast probably gives the strongest im pression, especially to the visitor who takes a hui ried glimpse at the whole and does not tarry to be come acquainted with the detail, which ate nivri id and which atlord, even to the expert, the opportuni ty for education. But it Is not likely tint anvone with an appreciative temperament could be content with a first or second impression; it is ne.xt to Im possible to resist the special features. Contrast is the element that gives to a l.uge ex position its pte-sentment of show. It is a fund imen tal aspect of the first impression and which pioducs an effect upon the mind without effort. It is, in some roopects, the character of an exposition, as it exem plifies the scope, vauety and quality. The St. Louis World's Pair is distinct in contrast, because it is more of an international exposition than its prede cessors and because It accentuates the race and proc esses in preference to products. BBEEZY BEPOKM. The liberal spirit displaced bv enthusiasts for municipal betterment seems to be irresistible. It is encouraging to read the commendatory and hopeful expulsions of .Mr. J. Horace McPailand, the presi dent of the American League for Civic Improve ment, nnd Mr. Clinton Bogers Woodruff, the presi dent of the American Park and Outdoor Art As sociation ana secretary of the National Municipal League. Theirs is not the epistle of pessimism but the chronicle of attainment and the oracle of continued advancement. Wonders have beeu done, rhey per ceive, in the big cities and the towns, in all of the States, in transforming the neglected Into the beau tiful, and they are confident that more llattciiug achievements are In immediate prospect. In every city they see good aud the piomise of better. They note an augmented appreciation ot the aesthetic, an increasing desire for pretty and healthy eunoundings, a growiug Interest in perma nent public Improvements and municipal subjects and policies, a demonstration of Individual Interest In the embellishment of private giounds, a praiso worthv civic pride and the arrival at better stand ards in all municipal affairs. A little of the good is mentioned, with a declaration of regtet that "limited spice in this Issue" of a monthly magazine does not permit an extended review of progress made and a liberal distribution of praise for accom plishments. They refer to a few of the many things in St. Louis which call for recognition. Por this they de serve thanks, for it has been a custom among mu nicipahsts to ignore St. Louis and other Western cities. They quote President Cliarlcs W. Eliot of Harvaid to the effect that the schools of St. Louis are "the best In the countrj-," aud they havo com plimentary phrases to describe Wjmau nnd Cote Brilliaute schools. They tell of the work done by the Civic Improvement League in St. Louis. They do justice to the present administration by stating that the Taxp.iyeis' League issued a circular letter. asserting "that, owing to the high character of the men now in charge of our city government, there 's little or no work for the league to do within the scop of its charter." The men who ith at the head of the principal na tional civic associations have found the right policy with which to achieve success. They are not al xva.vs blaming and deploring, as formerly was the habit, and are not giving an Impression that better ment is hopeless. Their campaign Is refreshing. It is a campaign of education, promise, effort and attainment. They say:' "See what has been done. It's pretty. It's lasting. It's ennobling. It adds to the comfort nnd happiness of life. But all or tills Is only the beginning. We shall do more; we must do more. Let us wort." This is the spirit which should pervade every city. It Is the spirit by which M. 1.01ns fas pren transformed in Just a few jcare, the spirit which is animating the people to continue with better ment. There is too much that Is good to be at tained, to tolerate indlfferercc and idleness. There are so many real benefits In Improvements tint it is absurd, if not shameful, to lack hope and ambition. St Louis has taken the lead for three years and It will maintain the lead until the work is finished. -- Nobody doubtfl the meaning of the enthusiasm at St. Louis. It is the people's convention. The peo ple stayed away from the Chicago convention. There were tiers after tiers of vacant seats. An intimate relation connects vacant seats and deficient votes. The pack and jam In the Democratic Convention portend choking majorities. - The Judge of the Superior Court of Chicago holds that the city was not to blame for the Iroquois file. But no judicial nillng can alter the truth Hint the municipal ordinances weie not enforced In the con struction nnd regulation of the theater; or the con elusion that if these ordinances had been nforced the disaster would have been averted or veiy much lesseued. The Iroquois fire will remain a horrible object lesson for municipalities. .. Ill the Blue Bldge region of Pennsylvania there his developed a bitter feud over a slhe 01 mime pie. Numerous people have heroine Involved there in, the light waxes bitter and theie is no telling what the outcome will be. We nlvv.ijs knew that those Peiins.vlvani.ins were true Uepublleans. '1 lie pie feud is an Inv.ulable attiibute or that political lai t y. REPOSE ANO SERENITY OF MIND THE ONLY FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH "Anglo-American" professes, in "'I lie North Amer ican Bevlvv," to be perplexed about the initiit've autlioiity of the I'nsidint. He Is not alone in bis wonder and doubr Por some time even the natives have been lee-ling dot p concern .- . In the city of St. Louis questionable inlertnin ments nio Investigated and the ptmcip.ils brought into court. Whit has the morning Bi publican or gan got to say about conditions 111 St. Iouis County? Is it still in a mood to praise? .. For the World's Pair aeionautic contest there now are nincfv one entries, including the Santos Dumont device. It Is not impossible tint .1 on centr.ttcd attack may be made on Mars to get a New Louisiana. .. Two bindits took ?lf! from .1 street-car conductor nnd tl.cn got off and walked. Insteid they should have paid their fares, staved on the car and rid den to the end of the line, for the sake of romance, at least. .. . A stork has visited the Visajan village in the Philippine Exhibition at the World's Pair. The Jefferson Guards ought to watcli the mcirigerie In the Pike. . The World's Tair concessionaires are said to be hot at the iceman and he seems to lcinain cool. The Cascades must be roaring. The Japanese have formed a complete cordon about Port Arthur. Thus bound up, how will the city ever be able to fall? RECENT COMMENT. X HliicrnlillKy ot the llnltlrnhii. Harper's V eekl The latest sea flRht at Port Arthur once more remon strates the extreme vulnerabilltj ot the battleship Tor the third time, a battleship of the larscst dimensions and most modern defence is stiuck 113 a torpedo and sent to the bottom within a few minutes The Peresviet kocs the waj of tho Fetropavlovok nnd the Hatsuse Admiral Toko evidently kept hi? battleships well out nf tho w.iy and fent his destrojers In to do tho real flKhtlnR Ir. this sort of lmhtlns the battleship's hcavj guns In tended primarilj to pierce the armor of tho enemj's bat tleships, nro practicallj of no use Tho onlv effective heavj gun-llro In the wai w.is directed aij.iln'-t the Varias; and this fine cruiser might have been repairid had she been within moderate distance of a dock, as it was, she sank because her captain bj-w her up. ard not as a result of Japanese lit -ivy Run-fire. The forts at Port Arthur have done no great dim-iRe to the Japanese fleet, perhaps because the fleet keeps carefullj out of range; but the Important point Is that these heavj guns havo not been nble to hinder the torpedoing of chip afttr 'hip by the Japanese thej have not been effective ts a defense , nnj more than as a means of attack Neither on shipboard nor on shoro do the 12-inch Kims make an effectivo figure, while asainst torpedo attacks the finest battleship with a foot of armor Is as vulnerable as an unprotected cruiser. IlaYvtliorne's loans; Xcnrs. Criterion. The Bketchcs collectetl In the "Twice Told Tales" and tho "Snow Image," alcng with the earlier portions of what now comprlso tho "American Note Books," were for the most part written in the Herbert street house, tho author'3 study bPlng n room on the second floor un der tho eaveH, looking out on the business of the wharf streets. "In this dismal chamber fame was won," Haw thorne wrote In 1836 "Hero I sit," ho recorded la his diary four jcars later, "In my old, accustomed chamber where I used to sit In das gone by Thousands of visions have appeared to me In It; and some f 1 w of them havo become xlslblo to the world If ever I should have a biographer, he ought to make great mrntlon of this chamber in my memoirs, because so much of m Ionelj jouth was wasted her and hero my mind and character were formed and hero I have been glad and hopeful, and hero I havo been despondent. And here I sat for a long long time waiting patiently for tho world to know me. nnd sometimes vwonder Ing why it did not know mo sooner, or whether It would ever know mo nt all at least until I were In my grave. And sometimes It seemed as If I were nlreadj In i tho grave, with only llfo enough to be chilled and be-' numbed But oftener I was happy, at least as I then knew how to be, or was awaro of the possibilitv of being." WIUTTHN roil Tim Pl'VDAT nr.prni.ic Momtii arc ninhitinus to keep alirt 1st with men, and siupetimes imiilftst git it er courage than men hi undertaking dl -agrt. ilile and dilllcult t itl. 'IIils spirit Inspirts thtm until tluj r ith tho half ctnturv milestone At th it ago tl.ej too fietiitnllj rest up on their lturtls and lxgln to lose tin Ir In terest in aff lirs and beroine so uninterest ing thnt people nrn willing to Fm them slip Into some niche and rt main there After awhile they are forgottt n and are It ft to pass the tedioiu divs of old nge us best thev can while ill tlmut tliern goes on j" mi rrllj as tho marri ige In lis Now and then twlngts of tonsiltnce force families to do sunn thing for the grandm is to hrlglitt-i 1 brief tla. whn with this dutj done thev illow them to lipse again Into the sunt dnlj litghct of their i xlstence Too frtqucntl It is their own fault They ltld to the phiril Infirmities which multiplying ea-s I ring, and m ike no effort to 1 hrlrht and cheerful In some cases a disagreeable tempered, dis contented disposition makes them queru lous Irritable, fuiUllndiug and unlovable and thev are a tri.u lnste-id of a comfort 1 he must know everi thing that is said or done or hey are siiplc'ous and nn l.appv trving the patlenei of the joungtr members of the familj bv their fritting and unreasonable dem md Another tendencv of tlderl people tint causes much unh i plness In homes where the live Is th constant exercise of thrir curi0'-lt3, wishing to know ever thing that happr ns Tho domestic department furnisher not unfrtquentlv opportunities for st'rnng up lots of trouble, counttrmandlng orders to servants "tittle tattling' from one num ber to the other, criticising the mistress of the household b t ni-o her wajs are different fi in tho 1 f our da " treat- By MRS. JOHN A. LOGAN. Ingtlie mischief thnt Is proverbially found for Idlrt hands to do Thej should remember tint their dis for In tring burdens are over; thit th" thojld lay aside the laboring oirs and toj onlv with the paddles that arrusc but do not fatigue Thtj should sorn tho petty things of life nnd deal onl with the largtr ones, for which they should be fitted by their experience Ihej should rise above the plane of the mediocre and seek onl th lofty nnd the noble, the should avoid kosvjps nnd stele onl thoe who t dlf There is no reason wh women who have reared families and hue passed the period of mature jears .should rot be happy and alive to thtrgs about them, and If the are not it Is beciuse thev allow tholr mlads to be hilt d with pett thlrgs to the exclusion ot sotnthIng en nobling With some women release from care means time to Indulge In gossip criticism and trivial emplovmcnts. If they do anj thing Jeajousles arid rivalries often em bitter those who have not betttr things to oetpy their minds and hearts, The v.orld is full of Interesting things that could be utilized bj woiron of all agts for their diversion and Improvement If thej will only avail themselves of them The facilities for travel are so fire In thes- dajs of luxury that women can go all over the world though the welL.nt of three score and ten jtars mnj reat upon them On tea and on land ever pro vis!' n Is made for joung and old who wish to vWt nnv part of the globe I have somrtlmes thought that the oldest among ll c tourists had the best time be cauj of tho consldt ration shown them on account of their age This Is e'ptcinlly noticeable In the Old World, where great lnfernnro Is nald to ace In countries I where rudeness characterizes the manners of young people the aged arc treated with the utmost courtesy. It is to be hoped that the women of tl ree nnd even four-score jcars will set the example of being alive till they aro rli5s!call dead; that they will cease to be the drones and burdens, but may becomo the queens and oracle") of society. In their ovn hands lie the fato of tho sex after they are fifty In our country there Is a disposlt'on to overlook people of middle life and push the joung to the front, and It will, there fore, Ik necessary for women especial1 to be warv and to avail themselves rf e' er thing which tends to keep them In touch with living interests ami Ismhs It is sr, easy to do and to be if women w 11 only exert th"rnselves The women of the T-atln rac-s ire almtst unlvtrsally prt maturely old They are as a rule, beautiful as joung wom"n in their teens, hut beforo they are two-score their beauty Is gone. Tho French, however, are an exception They preserve their 0tith as long as they can. and their women, even those of S' aro bright and beautiful Tho cosmopolitan character of the people of America. repres nting as thej do trains from everj nationality, should b the brightest and moat attractive of anj In the world If they pay attention to the laws of hjgela imd exert themselves in the least to retain their jouth If one were to prescribe 1 remsy to prevent the Inroads of time from leaving Indelible traces on the women of the na t'on, ono vould sav that cultivation of re pose and srrenltj of mind would keep thi wrinkles aw a-. Excitement, restlessness and fretting over insignificant matters are fatal to good looks and cheerfulness Copyright. 1M4, bv W. It lleam Great Britain lllgMs P.Mrvl PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS TO THOSE WHO WASTE TIME IN WORRY AND FAULT-FINDING By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. We know not what lies In us, till we secK Men dive for pearl1 thtv are not found jon shore A The' hilKides. mo-t unpromi-Ing and bleak. Do sometimes hold the ore Go dive in the vast ocean of thv mind O man' fir down below Jthnoisj waves. Down in the depths of siFiice thou slnlt find Rare. iarls in hiddtn caves. Sink tl.oa th" shaft into the mine of thought. ,. ,, TSo p iti. nt. like the seekers after gold Lndci the roiks and rubbish hith whit Muj bring thee wealth untol I Reflected from tho might infinite. However dulled li earth the human mind , , Holds somewhere gems of beaut and or lirlit. , Which seeking thou slnlt find wniTTTN roil Tim unpat rsrarui.ic If the hours and dajs von spend In vain worry. In poisonous despondencv and re sentlment at Tate. In anger and fault- tlnrtlniT nn.1 In cHtiflsm Of Others W CrC llllt InrrTsteid) application and meditation ou would find jourself growing t,reai aim prosperous This applies to ou who read these lines, no matter who or what vu are If jou In dnlge in anj of the mo d-s lrsi rlbe 1 above You mav think vmi in hanikapped bv Fate as no other human being ever was be fore jou and that onlj b the Intervention of Providtnce can ou hope for a better destlnj I tell 0U the Provldenco lies In ourself. and If ou stop dissipating vour forces by f retting and fault llndi'ig that jou can turn tho wheel of fortune vour own way Go alone a few moments everv daj. and keep quiet. Trv and think of nothing at all, and do not move a muscle Then think trat vou are of vital importance to this universe, and that vou must have been created fur a good purpose and go out Into the light of daj and s-ij tt jourself thit guidance will be c.iven vou to find a way to better vour condition Hegln bv doing the dut) that lies renret to jou with all jour might No matter If It N oalv cleinirg out the range nnd building the 11-c. or sweeping out the kitchen, or trund ling the baby down street for nn airing Whatever that duty is. vou know, though vou mav have been trj Ing to think of some wnv to shirk it We all trv one time or another to avoid a distasteful dut. I can recall a good portion of e vear when I lost sleep and ralntl force seeking to plan a waj of escaping a disagreeable lutv There was no argument I did not hriig to bear upon mj trouh'esome con science, oral no direction I did not turn for escape Hut. when I flnallv faced J'e emergence and said. 'I will do this thlig to the best of mv nbllltv. aid I know strength will be given me to the end" Ij' all the crooked wavs became straight ami helD from a thousand sources csme to make the doing of tho dread task ca-j And the satisfaction of the thought that I had not shirked the dutv wa In !telf an Inexpressible pleasure And what self-abasement was mine to think how I wasted prteious time ard thought In -eeking to strike a truce with mj consclsnce Just so sure nvoj face a duty bravelv nrd cheerful! and make up jour mind to accpt it as jour portion of care the way will open for to do those. other things tou have deemed Impossible. An accomplished duty Is a snow plough which opens the thoroughfare to pleasure. Get to work then: clear out the path be'iro jou and determine to deve'op every capability -vou possess before vi pass on to other realms Take to-dav and the nearest dutv and make them vour sphere of action until thev are turned in'o jesterdav ard the accomplished task CopvrlKht. lfOt. by W R. lleirst Great Ilrttaln rlKht- rrervJ OUR NEGLECTED LEFT HAND SHOULD BE TRAINED TO A USEFUL SERVICE By LADY HENRY SOMERSET. Iter Ilonsehnld staff. Housekeeper When I go out, what'er the hour Or what the work to do, Jly household staff with one accord All stralghtwaj go out too. My housemaid and mv laundress. My waitress and mj cook All leave tho house whencer I do. With ne'er a backward look. They never staj- at home and work Unless I, too, staj' In It sounds like wretched management And lack of discipline. And jet mj houo is not Ill-kept. The work each day Is done You see, it's thus- I nm, mjself. Mistress and maids In one The Hatnte of 11 Popular Vctor. New York Sun Tho estate of Stuart Robson, the actor, whose real name was Henry W. Stuart, has been appraised it $31411 In personal propertj', according to a report (lied jester daj' by the official appraisers u0 owned no real estate. The propertj' was mainly In cash In banks, the gross amount being J34.111, from which deductions were made for debts nnd administration expenses amounting to f."9SS His widow, Mary Doughcrtj Stuart, and one daughter Inherited tho propertv. Stuart made no will and tho widow has administered the estate. He died April 2S. IMS. Antiire's Prayer. Criterion. Oh, It is well to waken -with the woods And feel, as those who wait with God alone. The forest's heart In these rare solitudes Beating against our own Close-shut behind us are the gates of care, Dlvlnltj enfolds u, prone to bless. And our souhi kneeL Night in the wilderness Is one great prayer He Unit n Keen Scent. Llpplncott's Magazine. The neighbor had been requested by Bddic's mother to no longer furnish him with candj-, as had been her custom So it happened that on the occasion of the next neighborly call Eddie's disappointment was great. At last he remarked: "It seems to me I smell cand." Importuned so Indirectly, Mrs A. presented him with a diminutive portion. Looking at It long and earnestly, Eddie was heard to saj : "Could It bo possible I smelled so small a piece?" Combining; imslne-. nnd Plcnsnre. New York Independent. Prosecutor Folk of St. Louis has not permitted his per sonal Intel est in the State campaign to prevent him from attending; strictly to buslncas. It Is nn obvious fact that man has two hands, and that, generallv speaking he uses one only for all practlcil purroses and neglects the other He certainly stands nione 111 bih " . being supplied with double limbs, but pre- . ferriig to throi.' all responsible upu" one of them to the detriment of the other, and lc-s of power to himself Resides which It Is oah with regard to his hands that man pursues so foolish a course Ejes, ears and legs aro used im partiallj At a time when the stress of modern life necessitates the uso of a man's powers to the utmost, ard when thej have a mar ketable value it is a verj short-sighted policy for man or woman lo handicap the output bj reducing It one-half If ore hard would have sufficed for all the need" of mankind whj should two have been Riven" Rut possessing two, why should we Insist oi being one-handed Instead of both-h inded' Archaeologists have discovered that the dominating power nf the right hand is usurped Ambldexterlt, was practiced b primitive man a:, unconsciously as he made use cf both his ees. The earliest traces of man fourd as vet in Britain ar the flint Instruments d scov ered near the village of Ightham la Kent These Instruments arc not haftid. for earl man had not learned tho -salue of har.dlci Tl e cutting edses of the instru ments arc rounued oft or blunted, nnd the slight chlppirgs are alvv.aS on the oppo site side to a good hand grip Qu'te as manv of these tools ate adapted for lett as for right hand use In the later Neolithic Age It has been proved that the moro advanced instru ments then used were fitted for either rlpht or lett hands. The drawings, too. left to modern stu dents b Paleolithic man show that It was a tnatttr of indifference to him whether. In representing the anl.nals with which he was familiar, ho Used the right or thf left hand It seems to have depended on the wn in which the animul stood. As with most usurpers, tho claim of tho right hand to pre-eminence rei3 oi a cer tain reasonableness ot foundation. It seems probable that even ambidextrous primitive man is responsible to some ex tent, Ills was .1 truly strenuous life; he was ot neccssit a warrior and a hunter He evldtntl believed that the heart beats felt on the left side del oted the presence there of an organ which he in stffictlvcly recognized as vital, and with th's recognition came the desire to pro tect it. So he guarded it vv Ith a shield held In the left hand Thus, when equipped for the conflict or the chae, his right hand as sumed the offensive and his left hand tho defensive. The result was that the right hand be came more and more the active partner and the left the passive one in the econ omy of his body. Trom an examination of the writing of the ancients tt appears that they were fre quently ambidextrous It is probable that the Semitic races preferred the ue of tho left hand, which maj account for their writing being done from right to left. Rut among early Greek and Roman Inscrip tions that have been found specimens of "Rcustrophedon" writing occur, so-called becnuo it resemble tho plowing of a field 1 p and down b) ccen Some archaeologists consider that such wr.tmg wns done by the right and left haul ulternat-1 . the. letters written from right to h ft take the slope which they would naturall do If thev were written bj the left hind- that is. the opposite wa to those vvritwi b the right The oldest I. tin Inscription remaining that discovered in tho Roman Forum un der the stone of Romulus Is written in this alternating stle Bab lonlans. Egp tlana and the Greeks, and the Romans of classic times were, probabl. as a rule, right-handed, nnd those Israelites-the BenJ iminites who wero left-handed are regarded aj exceptions to the people gen erall To tho constant use of the right hand is to bo attributed, according to manj emi nent medical mti. tho one-sided develop ment of the brain from which most people SUffC! Tho action of the two hands is directed by the two lobes of the brain the right lobe coniroU the left natal, tho left lobe the rifeht hand. When, b) the dominance of tho right hand the whole strain of di rection devolves upon the left lobe of the brain Instead ot being shared, as was de signed, bj the right lobe. It naturallj follow-) that the brain development is one sided, and the great, one-sided prtssure is probably rrspon-lble for man) of the ills which flesh is heir to. In school work and much manual work, such as carrjlng weights or nursing a child, the postures which follow from the constant uso ot the right hand tend to dorsal and other curvatures. The perfect development should bo symmetrical, therefore, ambidextral training Is of c--pecial value both mentall) and phjslcall). Tho roll of fame of modern ambldex trlsta 's not a long one, compared with the population of the world, but It Includes man eminent and distinguished people. As an English woman, 1 niturally place at tho head ot the list our late ejueen Vic toria, rinding her drawing with her left hand one da, her roal uncle, of Belgium, remarked: ' How dexterous you arc, my dear nlecel ' "Not dexterous, but ambi dextrous, undo!" was the replj-. America's great citizen. William Llojd Gurrhvjn, Is deserving ot fame, not only as a politician; he was ambidextrous and regarded the power as ono of his most valuable possessions. Naturallj, he would have used the left hand, but painful chastisement at school resulted in the right hand gaining equal power with the left-to the owner's great advantage. Mhsicians and conjurors are. of neces-t-itj, ambldcxtrojs. Medical men and sci entists find that their work Is done with greater else when they arc able to use the right or left hands inipnrtlallj-. Sir William Gowers, M. D , and theTicvercnd Doctor Dallingcr. F. R. S , may be cited as cxemplcs. Sir Walter Parratt, too, organist of St. George's Chapel. Windsor, can accompany a full choral service with his left hand and hia feet, ard at the same time write a lat ter with his right hand. Professor Morse of theBaltimore University was also am bidextrous, and Sir Edwin I-andseer, th artl-t. Leonardo da Vinci, the artist-scleit!t of the Renaissance, was able to ue eithe hand with equal facllttv-. The Jnpare are. probably, the mot ambidextrous na tion of th present daj althoush Eastern people hnve greater power In the use of the left hand than Westerners The Shah of Persia signs his name with either hand, and many Orlentnl workmen use both Im partially. Two esientlals nione lead to success-will-power and rerseverance It Is. of course, well to begin the training of the neglected hand when quite joung, but nWIcal men and educationalists declare th"jt children of larger growth need not abandon hope of success If they give at tention to the matter. In some schools on the Contlrent, In England, and In America, ambidextral training Is given and It Is found to Inter est scholars very much. In nn adult the left hand usually begins by spelling badly: but practice In left-hand writing will overcome this defect In dnwlrg, too. the work of the left hand Is generallj- smaller than that of the right. These facts probnblj' point to the Inac tivity of the right lobe of tho brain until dovelopcd hj- use With two trained hands simultaneous work becomes possible, two different letters maj' bo written .at tho same time. In many harjdlcrafts.v In sport. In llter-ar.- work, a reliable left hand Is of the utmost value. We can only hope that the time has gone by when to use pen or pen cil In the left hand was deemed worthy only of severe raps on the offending Angus) Copjrlcht. 104. by W. R. Hfftrst. Grtat llrltaln right reserved -n TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO t 2 TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. : s From Tho Republic. July 11. 1S73. s Henrj' Weldlg. a small boj ot No s SOD North Eighth 'street, fell Into s the river fiom the wharfboat while 4 watching boys swimming;. He was 4 rescued by Thomas Brady and s Thomas Boyce, two of tho swim- " s mers. John O'Donnel, a boy living at the southeast corner of Second and s Ashley streets, was run over and s slightly Injured by one of Wear, s 4 Boogher A Co's wagons at Fourth s and Locust streets. s s A number of meat-shop men met s In one of the looms of Washington s Hal! to organize a protective as- soclatlon. Tho butchers declared s there was a disposition on the part or om of the departments of the city government to burden them s with excessive l'censes and to en- s courage unfair competition by al- s lowing hawkers to peddle meat. The 4 meeting adjourned without anj- s thing having been accomplished. s Phjslclans at the Dispensary s treated six cases ot heat prostra- s 4 tion. Most of the cases were not sc- s rlous. The temperature at 2 p m. was 99 S and the maximum for the s day was ICO. soon after 2 o'clock. fc V "k y- J J