The St. Louis Star and Times from St. Louis, Missouri on December 3, 1922 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The St. Louis Star and Times from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 2

St. Louis, Missouri
Issue Date:
Sunday, December 3, 1922
Page 2
Start Free Trial

SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1922. THE ST. LDU1S STAB THE St LGUI3 STAR I o'dav The Fastest Star. Harding and Long Hoars. Labor Learning Slowly. Beware of "Frail Woman." Scientists of Harvard have measured the. speed of the It. Z. Cephel. It Is the fastest moving star that we know of In the entire universe and travels at the rate of 2,500,000 miles kn hour. The mind la unable to omprebend such figures, as it is unable, to comprehend infinite time and space. H. 'A. Ophel. a very faint star of the' tenth magnitude, is not visible to the naked eye. Its story is told by the impression made by the light coming from it upon a sensitive photographic plate. That light, traveling 188.000 miles per second, cmes from the distant star to our earth in ,S0O years. The light that left its mark on the photographic plate at Harvard yesterday started on itu Journey from the distant star to this earth 1,300 years before Christ was born. And that is absolute fact, fcuch figures, such immensities, make the possibility of another1 war in Kiironn a-em unimportant. The earth is less than an anthill in space and it doesn't make much difference how oftciithe ants fight. President Hardin? endorses and rejoices In a report of the Federated American Engineering Societies condemning the 12-hour day in Industry, declaring It has "outlived its usefulness In American life." What Is more Important and effective Is the fact that with Iabor growing scarce, thanks to immigration laws, it will no longer be possible to compel men to work 12 hours seven days a week. And once they are not compelled td" do it, they won't do it. If workmen depended for better conditions on the conscience of their superiors they wouldn't ret much. Hix months' scarcity of labor is worth more to them than six ..Years of sweet sympathy. - How much do working:, men have to learn from high finance? Wearily' pushing a hand organ before the office where this is written, a depressed workman, stopped and trround out a sad line On his organ wns written in large letters "The Luckawanna Strike is Still On." An orgnalzed teamster with a heavy load of white paper first shouted, "Get out of there, wop." To express his sympathy for a brother proletarian, seeing that it was not an. Italian organ grinder, but a striding workman, he yelled, "Stay where you are" and pulled his horses on the sidewalk. A few men contributed- pennies and the striking hand organ proceeded In Its way. That's the method of organized labor. If the railroad Instead; of Its workers were In trouble, the president wouldn't, go out to push a handtr-gan in the putter. He would reorganize his railroad, print a nice pros pectus, call In n big- banking concern or two and sell a few more millions of bonds and stock "no par value" to the dear public. Union Iibor is behind the aire. Don't beg:, talk la the modern motto. Quite lften you hear about "A MAN of great determination." Man's determination Is nothing compare. 1 to thatof women. "Miss Olivia Stone killed Mr. Kinkead, a public official. She w as vacqultted. American juries feel that a lady is UHiially the best judge as to whom she ran properly kill. Now Miss Stone swallowed bichloride of mercury to kill herself. She may be dead as you read this. She Is asked at the last moment if she regrets killing Kinkead. "No. I would do it over again. I could not have him. then no one else was going to hae him." There's determination. Her body racked with poison, she would do it over usam. The moral for careless gentlemen Is: "He careful how you tamper with frail woman. She may not be as frail as she looks." T!'.f "progressive bloc" in congress Is to include and absorb the farmer and nthr blocs so it says nd hopes. The rrosrram Is "drive I-rSvilego out of control of government." That's very Ms. Ppeclal privilege lai controlled government for ten thousand years and longer. At first H was the -highest man. with the biggest club, the biggest muscles' mi l nVnrneat flints. Then tho clev-! i t By ARTHUR BRISBANE j erert man. lie used his brain to:vpnu mecnamc, nas periecieu a ; mnUe others his slaves and kill each ether. Then cam the still cleverer r.:jii. the rKan priest of antiquity, ! pnt record ot tne cat s speeu. ne w!io pruaded the king or chief that ! believes will do much toward reduc-Ve could make the rain fall or cureMr!? traffic accidents and reckless the chief s d'jease. He ruled through driving. His attorney, Arthur Eck-upeistltlor , i"". ha made application for a pa- Xow irpecial privltes takes thejlont" form of money, which rules the! It Is planned to ask the legislature rra?esi armv. the armv Ot dollars that never eats or sleeps, always cbey orders and recruits Its ranks. T i educing young dollars at compound Interest. Come back in a thousand years and you will still fu.d honest men with childlike eyes trvtnc to "drlvo speciaLprivilege out of government." Nevertheless, a progressive bloc Is a England pro?reses slowly. but i Mircly and (steadily. Since Orom-! well's diy she has known how to kep out ot revolution, which is ; mem man onier coumncs nave, known. Only a few years ago, Oath-i than ether olios and Jews were first admitted! to the British parliament. Now ! comes the first woman lawyer that j ever appeared before a court in Un-i fori. Arrropt lately she prosecutes .. . . . . .... ...... ..-v..- - fenced to six months' haid labor. hopenfcauer says all good worn-! " 1 j m n to support ,mf one woman and her children. That is wh th?y ; ... - . i,' ..I... . j , uoi .4 i - i;itui iu uotnfri iTPUh the bv and by !. expense and monoicr.y loug ba:-&aii. - of a life-; j PROGRESSIVES ASK FOR RELEASE OF WAR PRISONERS One-Day Conference at Washington Also Opposes Third- Party Movement, V.? I'nited I'rrm. WASHINGTON', Dec. 2. The one-day convention of Progressives here wound up its business session tonight aftr taking these definite steps: Adoption of a resolution pledging Progressives against initiating: a- third party movement. Demanding; in a resolution unanimously adopted, the immediate release -of all political and "free speech" prisoners. ... Adopting a resolution for nomination of all elective officials, Including, president and vice president, by direct primary, and the enactment of a national primary law. Pledging support to the legislative program adopted hy the Progressive bloc in congress. Tho Progressive movement must work slowly and catrefully if It ia to succeed. Senator Da Follette, Wisconsin, warned In opening- the con ference. Each step taken must be , based on thorough investigation and research so that the Progressive movement shall suffer no setbacks. La Follette declared. "The steady ' advance of the Pro-y gresslve movement depends on sound economic thinking," I -a Follette said. "Therefore, the Progressives In con-rress propose that each step shall be well grounded , instead of going on to settle great dominant issues at one stroke." v -New Party Not ' Planned. Following La Follette's brief opening1 address, the conference adopted a resolution. Introduced by Basil Manly, declaring- the conference would not engage in partisan political activities, but would limit its work to supporting the legislative program adopted yesterday by the congressional progressives, who or ganized a progressive bloc. This wa in lino with a disavowal issued by the congressional bloc of any intention to form a third party. A committee on resolutions was appointed, headed by Frederick C. Howe, former immigration commissioner of New York. Other members were Andrew Furuseth of the lea-men's union; William II. Johnston, head of the machinists' union; O. S. McFarland. . Boston; Miss Elizabeth Hauser, secretary of the National League of Women Voters; P. P. Callahan, Louisville, Ky.; Amos Pinchot, Herbert F. Laker, president of the Farmers' National Council; Oeorge L. Jierry, vice chairman of the pressmen's union; Senator Sheppard, Texas, and Representative Nelson, Wisconsin, r Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, was named, but he said he would not serve, and Furuseth was named in his place. Direct Prlrfiary Committee A special committee- to plan a campaign for direct primaries every where also was named. It is composed of former llipresentatlve Edward Keating, Colorado; Warren S. Stone, head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Benjamin Marsh of the Farmers' National Council; Mrs. M F. Cunningham, National League of Women Voters; Daniel Pierce, Des Moines; George L. Record, former governor of New Jersey Senator Ladd, North Dakota, and Mrs. Abby Scott Baker. , Senator Borah of Idaho was elected this afternoon as chairman of tho executive cemmittee of the "Progressive congressional group," composed of both Democratic and Republican legislators. Others elected to the executive committee were: Senators Ladd, Republican, North Dakota; Shepard; Democrat, Texas; Ashuist, Democrat, Arizona, and Representatives Woodruff, Republican, ' Michigan; Beck. Republican, Wisconsin; Logan, Democrat, South Carolina, and Collins. Democrat. Mississippi. Eight hundred persons gathered at the City Club tonight to greet the leaders of the newly organized bloc. At the close of speeches. $50,000 was raised in a few minutes to carry on the work. The first contribution came from William Rawletgh, a wealthy manufacturer of Freeport, 111. Three of the big railroad brotherhoods gave $3,000 each V., D. Doak, on behalf of the trainmen; D. B. Robertson, for the firemen and cnglnemen. and Warren S. Stone, for the locomotive engineers. DEVICE TO RECORD SPEED Of AUTOS IS INVENTED William Rudolph, 47.24 terrace j 'device for use on automobiles, which, j j y providing an accurate ana perma- j rtrquue me insuiimmm vi me ue- vice on automobiles and to make1'"- his tango. the filing of the records it ma tes a recite to renew- ! GIRARD. ILL. MINE Rf AIT 1 this war. he says, a record of ' the "driving of the car can be obtairrd jand those drivers whose records! ?how they have been chronic speed- icrs can be denied licenses. ! . f ! $564 CASH AND $900 RING I OCT IV unt rum Mir p i rc i-vi 111 uuluuj, iUrtrt OWO z ivo noiaups at n p. ?n. yesterday ' were reported to the police. Louis R:eter. who conducts a dry goods jobbing business at S 1 Z Lucas avenue, said he Mas walking on Kiehth street itwn i.v-,-i; ! avenue and Wash street, when he ' n IlUiLril .' lEifil a.lil IOre.l t of i. diamond rins valued a watch at $55. a. ( ! $900. and - - ' New American Laundry Company, 201 MorgaTi street, teld the police -v- t.3 . i milA . r t'SSF ! i :t t Twenty-first street iadKt whn to the curb at Clark rubbed him of $11S. """ i I Due to Police Care No Untoward Event Mars Tiger's Visit The St. Loui3 police heaved a -sigh of relief last night when' Clemenceau's special train' left for Baltimore. For two days the protection of the war premier of France had been the chief concern of the police, but his visit to t. Louis was marred by no untoward incident. Everywhere the former premier Mint, the blue-coated minions of the law were there to. protect him It required 00 policemen, or about 40 per cent of the entire force, and, 100 plain clothes men to safeguard the visitor yesterday. The guards who were on duty at the Pulitzer home all Friday "night had nothing to do. A detective who stayed in the house heard a noise towards morning, and he moved about quietly -to sea if anyone were trying to get in to molest Clemenceau. The noise had been made by a cat."- RAIL .WATCHMAN RUN DOWN AND. KILLED BY AUTO Jean Mason, 18, Overland, Mo., Surrenders After Deathsof Jerry O'Keefe. Auto Deaths to Date This Year 125 (91 at this time, 1921) DON'T Be No. 120. Jerry O'Keefe, a watchman for the Rock Island Railroad, rooming at 20 North Eleventh street, was killed when he was hit by an automobile atSkinker road and the Olive University car tracks, at 8 p. m. yesterday. The automobile was driven by Jean Mason, 18 years ofd, son of Dr. Jean Mason' of Overland, Mo. O'Keefe was transferring to a City Limits car, from the University line. Toung Mason stopped to notify the City Hospital authorities, afterward surrendering to the Page avenue police, lie said that heh ad been driving at about fifteeivmiles an hour. BIG TOTAL IN TAG DAY COLLECTIONS YESTERDAY Collections taken for the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association on the, annual tag day yesterday when thefinal count is in, are expected' to exceed the' amount collected last year. Girls and women about the glass collection boxes which have been" in use for years solicited contributions in buildings. With smiles, tags and arguments they levied an accustomed tribute upon passers-by. Especially liberal contributors flaunted the boutonnieres significant of their generosity. Here and there were contributors with a bundle of tags flying from their buttonholes. One man, passing down P.roadway.displayed -a chain of tags linked together. Further collections will-be taken today In the churches and Sunday schools of the city.. Practically every church is taking part, and it i3 expected the amount collected will be greater than last year, when the Tag Day as a whole ,was declared satisfactory in view of economic conditiis. The "churches yielded $1,932.94 last year. The Saturday collection in the glass boxes in 1921 totaled $20,-90-1.09. The total revenue for the year was $59,868.13, Sourctsi are the tag collections, the churches and Sunday schools, membership dues of the associations, arid contributions made through the committee on trades and professions, the committee on employes' subscriptions, and solicitation of business houses. - Ninety-live pet- cent of the total subscriptions reach the hospital patients, according to President A. L. Shapleigh. who explains that the j chief expenses of the association are j stamps and printing. j i ne association has been in onra. tion since 1893, when $4,443.99 was turned over to the hospitals. DLNISHAWN DANCERS GIVE FINE PROGRAM AT 0DE0N ,.,v ... , . Kntrt St. Deni?, Ted Shawn and uie Denishawn Dencers dpmnnsti-ai, jed thel art at the Odeon last night. ine program tney gave Was exquis ite in conception and perfect in ex- ecution an exhibition of choreogra pnic and mimetic art. It was di vided Into four sections, the first distinctly classical. Probably the most popular part cf the program was the Spanish suite, in which Ruth tft. Denis did some remarkable things with a gorgeous shawl, and Shawn approached the only dancing in the accepted svise of the word. HURTS 18, TWO SERIOUSLY j " GIRARD, ILL.. Dec. t. (By I. Eighteen miners were hurt, two seriously, when a gar. exolosion occurred in M:n No. 4 of the Illinois Coat and Coke Company here to.inv . -i or in? men, otto Blur and j Charles Hacker, the rr.cst serieuslv injured, were brought to hosoi'ah j in this city. Blur is expected to dio ! The inlliries nf tirfun consisted : of burns and cuts. TO DISPLACE ISMET PASHA AT LAUSANNE CONFERENCE I.AUSVNNE De- fRv t v , Tcm.t T.. r-V. I . displaced as head of the Turkish delegation to the Near East peace mrfcp.nM j i oiiSMii Kemai atter the r.aticn- lal assemblv at ngor deci'es n i final termi it karsd tonight. CU-SU f T Kemal was T'ormerh- Turk-. 'ish Nationalist fore'n mri- , ---- - ....,,.,4 V. i ivli ill i a nti rorcetui speaker. He at Aurora. is now CLEMENCEAU DOES NOT THINK LEAGUE CAN PREVENT WAR Praises Wilson Bat Doubts People Are Ready for His v 'Great Idea Continued From Page 1. " - . have grown faster allow, me to say than your ideas. On the stage while Clemenceau spoke were Joseph Pulitzer, his host during his two-day stay in St-Louis; David R. Francis, former American ambassador to Russia; Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle of the Potestant Episcopal Church, probably th.o only man-in the audience older than Clemenceau: John C, Roberts, own er of The Star, President Ald of the Board ofAldernaeo and Melville L.Wilkinson, president of Scrnggs-Vapdervoort-Barney. - ih the audience, about the fourth row from the stage, was Dr. Hugo Mundt, the German consul in St; Louis. The speech lasted fifty-eight minutes anl was concluded at 3:18 p. Clemenceau arrived In St. Louis Friday. He spent that day in rest and recreation,' , but yesterday, his second day, was one of activity. His work began at 4:30 a. m. when he arose to begin preparation of 'his speech. He followed his ' usual practice of jotting down ideas on paper, then tearing up his notes, and saying, "The speech is finished." He ate breakfast at 6:30 a. m., and thereafter remained in his c room until 10:50 a. m. when he went flown stairs for a lunch of chicken, spinach, potatoes and dessert. C. of C. Delegation Arrives. J At 11:05 a. m. the. Chamber of Commerce Reception Committee arrived at the Pulitzer home and was ushered into the library. Mayor Kiel, Edward Hidden-, James H. Smith and Walter B.-Weisenburger went into the living-room, there to await Clemenceau. When Clemenceau entered the room the reception committee, which filled the library,, filed into the living-room and each man shook hands with the former French premier, jcius V. R. Mechin, president of the French Society of St. Louis, brought up the rear and stopped long enough before the former premier to present to him, on behalf of the society, a medal and to read a short speech. Clemenceau then put on his dark- blue, fur-lined coat and took an open automobile for a parade through the city. As he stood by the door preparatory to leaving the house. Rabbi Leon llarrison of Tem ple Israel chatted with him minute. i for .a The parade, which was headed by-Chief of Police O'Brien, and includ- ed several automobiles laden with' reporters for American and French J pa pera and press associations, and other automobiles containing the large reception committee sped through the Country Club district and eastward on Clayton road at a rate of 35 to 40 miles an hour. The first stop was at Washington University, where thousand had assembled to see the former French premier. Chancellor Hall made a brief speech, and introduced f Miss Delphine JJavenport, '. president of the women's council of the university, who presented a large bouquet to Clemenceau and kissed him. The parade then sped past the Art Museum in Forest Park to Kingshighway and Lindell boulevards, where a big crowd had assembled. The parade moved rapidly down Lindell boulevard between lines of policemen, each one... 'of whom faced the buildings aiding the street as Clemenceair" passed. Many school children had gathered along the line. At St. ' Louis University, the parade stopped while addresses of welcome were delivered by Dr. Hanau.W. Loeb, dean of the medical school and Prof. Charles Vieal, head of the French department, who spoke in French. Prof. Vical is a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, wears the cross of war, and was a captain on the staff of Marshal Fipch. Passes Through Itywntovvn. The parade moved less rapidly after it left St. Louis University, for the crowds 'were becoming denser ! as the downtown tmilnp: Hutrlr-t vas approached. The route was over Lindell boulevard to the cutoff, then down IjOCUJ?t street to Twentieth street and north, to Washington avenue, then eat. At. Twelfth .tinule- ard and Washington avenue thereeeived a copy of your paper of yes fixth United States Infantry fell in to line and escorted the procession through the heart of the. city. The parade went east" as far as Broad-1 Tft H V mill nn Ttt-n-i 1 n-.j - I llii n ! - - ' w towarus morning o.uu nr. ...v...... , street, west on Olive street tO!,hn (,iPtiv tn'spn if anyone were Twelfth boulevard, north on Twelfth trying to get in to molest Clemen- j boulevard, to Ixoust street and Ceau. The noise had been made bjy thence west and north to the a cat. ' j Odeon. where it arrived at 1:10,, " 1 which wasv.35 minutes ahead of the; J. schedule. i Clemenceau retired to one of the j artist's rooms on the stage and. closing the door, rested pfepara- j tory to his speech. Two hard-boiled eggs were sent in to him for lunch. I At the conclusion of his speech he retrred to the stage room and ! waited there until Ihe crowd had left he building. A detachment of f the Sixth Infantry then marched in-j to the foyer and Clemenceau, lean- bi! w0 th? tire American trip, and escorted by a few members of the Chamber of Commerce committee, went through the lines of soldiers to the street, where he took an automobile for the Pulitzer home. I As he stepped into the automobile 1 Ithe Sixth. Infantry band struck up j the French national hymn and thejycars; former Gov. Elliott .XV. Major? crowd which had waited outside) he had also known for a long time I cheered. The St. Louis police heaved a of relief last night when Clemenceau's special train left for Baltimore. For txvn d;!s the r.rotection Of the wr r.rsmicp r.r rmnm YA linen the chief rnnfrn f th n(.!i. Hut his visit to SU Louis wasmatred i.v ,-i !.- 3 Everywhere the former premier went, the blue-coated minions f the law were there to protect him jit required 600 policemen, or about , iV per cnt of the entire force, and i i 1 - - p am clothes men to safeguard ;the visitor yesterday. I Tke suarda who were oo duty at Letters From Readers Who Are Interested in Poor Farm Problem The heart of St, Louis and Missouri is a big, generous heart which beats with a thVtmn of compassion. Letters from readers commenting on the plight of men and women in Missouri's poorhouses as disclosed by The Star indicate a sympathy and willingness to lend a and in the correction of conditions Which exist in every section of the city and state. The; Star set out to tell the story of conditions as they exist to tell it without growing hysterical or overemphasizing what was found. The plain facts are "sufficiently graphic and startling to arouse Missourians to a realization of the need for corrective actios, y Women's' organizations are now swinging into line to carry the message of needed reform throughout every village and hamlet in the state. Fraternal organizations taking The fetar- articles for their text -are preaching the gospel of aid and "assistance. Social welfare groups have gotten under way. Municipal and county newspapers and officeholders of the better . type in communities where the iniquities of the poor-house system prevail have heard the call and are bestirring themselves so that the hadigent men and women still to find helr way to Missouri porgpiouses snail, at least, not suffer the fate of others who have gone before in recent years. Scores of Letters. Letters by the' score are coming to The Star.. Money from readers is being turned over by this newspaper to Homer Talbot, secretary of the State Board of Charities and Corrections, undr whose auspices.the poorhouses are inspected and supervised. The state board, incidentally, -possesses no power to do more than lay bare conditions as they are found. In the reports ' on county almshouses published bj" Tiie Star it has been plainly evident that the board long ago knew of conditions and sought assistance in correcting them, but without the aid of powerful publicity until The Star took the matter in hand, was unable to arouse public sentiment. One ofthe purposes of this campaign is to induce the' legislature, in whatever manner may be best, to eradicate conditions now existing. If new legislation is needed, The Star proposes to try and get that legislation in co-operation with the state's law makers and various organizations which will be willing to line up in behalf of age anc poverty against the present condition of ofticial dia- I interest. Governor Hyde and Attor ney General Barrett went on record in statements to Thie Star last week as favoring remedial action through whatever means are best. Soro letters typical of the great mass being received are printerl to day and others wiil be published from day to day as The SW goes forward with its task. The letters follow: A Client Sent to Charities Board Editor The St. Louis Star: I have ead Withjnty and horror your poor-'farm reports. One cannot understand how the county offcials of Missouri wouldpermlt suchi a state of affairs to exist. I feel that all who read this report would want to correct this terrible condition and help immediately those poor unfortunate beings who were forced to take shelter ln'the county poorhiouse. I am sure there will be many who will offer assistance that immediate helpmay be given.V If you are starting a subscription, please put me down as 'Cash, $10.' I am herewith enclosing my check for that amount." "J. G. F." Wants Red Cross at Galena. . Editor The Sr. Louis Star: Your description of the poorhouse at Galena, Missouri was, I think, quite a revelation to most St. Louisans. L for one, had no idea that smch conditions existed pny where in the United States, in this, supposed to be, civilized age. This is a very op-portuneStime for calling the public' attention to sbcH cases, as funds are now being solicited by the Red Cross for the relief of sutering hiumanity and your article may Inspire the people, when donating their dollar, to suggest to the Red Cross that they visit Galena, and any other such places that might exist in our United States, before going abroad.' TOM KENNY. Order of F-agles Interested. Editor St. Louis Star: I have Just tj,e Pulitzer home all Friday night had nothing to do. A detective who stayed in the house heard a noise j . . : . ... 1 1, . i - .w? HOHENSCHILD JURY IS . nrrm llP T?OE? NlflHT LOCKEDHJP FOR N IUH 1 Continued From Page 1. dence in the case and. deciaring that the defendant had no means of knowing the bank was in a failing- eonjdition until the early morning of j January 6. y i ffe was followed by Patrick H. OUlen, chief defense counsel, whoi began by telling the jury of the high character . and reputation of each ; member of the board of directors f j the hank who testified for Ho'nen- j Kchii 1. ' j He characterized T. K. Cooper an I ! Philip A. McDerniott as business meuj I of high standing. Judge XV. 11. Allen j of the St. Louis Court of Appeals,; he paid, he had known for twenty. ;aS an upstanding citizen. !rtd men fall." he paid, "but the big I "Why' he declared, "Major 6tood(niPfl faJ, just th Mrn(! as you small jin the limelight of our Btate for,m;i Thp only dlf.rence i3 lhey twenty years or more. Up to thelaon-t fall g,, awkwardly." j time Sidener blew his bug'e horn j charged that the defense i none has ever doubted the honesty !M.a trvinsr to cloud the iwue bv .'of the former governor. When I j think of the testimony given here lUn an-i former f6v. Major. wonder what hell-designed, unscru-j pulo.ts intentions are behind Jhe j case. Clo-dn; Argument. - Sidener closed the discussion of j the case for the state. He declared that for the first time in St. Louis : legal history, the "higher ups" were ; ithe defendants. j "rt's a terrible cat&str&pfce wbea terday (November 23) with the astounding stories about the poor-houses in your state. The conditions in the almshouses in Missouri are in- 1-deed shocking, and we have known it for some time. I wish to congratulate you heartily for the splendid services iyour paper is rendering in arousing the public to the conditions of the poor. I am writing now to kindly ask you to be good enough to send us an original copy of the photograph used in your Issue of the 23d. as well as any other pictures you may have. - I shall, of course, follow every story that will appear in your paper and trust you will be good enough to see that I get copies of the same. If at all possible, I should also appreciate a full report of the conditions made by your reporter as well as Mr. Miller's report, if you have it. We have written several times for Mr.. Miller's report, but have, not been able to procure it so far. I am certain you will have no objections to our using your splendid write-ups in our campaign in behalf of the aged. Trusting to hear from you soon in regard to the matter, and assuring you of our esteem of the excellent services you are rendering in behalf of the worthy and aged poor, I am, FRANK E. HE RING, Chairman Old Age Pension Commis- sion of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. South Bend. Ind. One Dollar From Mrs. Kelly. Editor The St. Louis Star: Enclosed find $1 for the Jefferson County Poorhouse fund. MRS. E. KELLY. 1628 Belt avenue. Falling to Hcel Clirtsfs Teaching. Editor The St. Louis Star; Please odd this dollar to the fund for the state poor. It is deplorable that in our great and Christian state such conditions can exist. We are failing short of the teachings of our clear Savior to help the helpless. REXE E. FISCHER. 3514 Caroline street. C. White Sends Money. Editor The St. Louis Starr Enclosed find $2 for those poor people at the county farms. My- heart aches for them. Where is the humane society and the Red Cross? The Red Cross had a big drive last week. Hoping evyyone that can pare a few dollars will help those poor sick and blind people. The Star did a wonderful thing to expose their plight and I wish you every success. 'I C. WHITE. 4821 Labadic avenue. AVilling to Help Itelmild Farms. Editor The St. Louis Star: I am glad to know that we have one paper that is not afraid to tell the truth to the public about the condition in which they found the poorhouses. It seems impossible .''that this state Would tolerate such a horrible condition in which your reporter found the county homes for the poor. The people ought to rebel against the men who brought on this deplorable condition and out them , out of the offices they hold in these different coujities. They should be replaced by men who would see that these poor unfortunates are looked after and treated with some degree of humanity. The Red Cross, now putting on a big drive, has a wonderful chance to live up to its slogan "Wherever humanity calls youwill find the Red Cross." T Humanity is calling loud and long under their very nose, and there ought not be any hesitation. I am just a hard-working man, but I am willing to donate my time and some money to help this good cause. ""I will go out to -the pojr farms and help recons'.rut them so that the inmates will have a pleasant Chris'tmas, or, if The Star will secure a permit for me from the Ci'ty Half. I will ask the public for enough money to tide these people through until th first of the year. I will stop work and collect funds. I believe it is our duty to look after the less fortunate of our brothers and sisters. M. W. CARLETON, 1504 Olive street. Ten Dollars More for Needy. Editor The St. Louis Star: I read your article in last nights paper about the horrible condition of ope of Missouri's poorhouses. and I PEMISCOT COUNTY 'LETS OUT' POOR WHO ARE FORCED TO DO HARD LABOR Continued From Pa?e i. of rarini? for the noor is 'ver bad.' anything hard enough to say -about it. , "I took charge' of the poorhouse with the understanding that all the paupers would be sent to me, and I had made up ray mind to mal.e them as happy and as comfortable as I could under the circumstances. I can't heat the building because of the cracks; many of the windows are broken and the ceiling has fallen through in places. "It's a dismal place at best, but could be made a lot better. We have no toilet, except an old pit which I dug, and I can't get bedding and other necessities from the court. The only supplies I have been given in two years consisted of thirty yards of domestic cotton for sheets and pillow cases which my wife made. "The court allows me $20 a month for each Inmate. I have just the one. Eighteen or twenty others are scattered In homes throughout the county, where they are boarded for $10 a month each. I tried to get the court to send them .ail to me, hut the judges said it was cheaper to board them elsewhere. I don't fee how anyone can feed a grown person for $10 a month. I have always kept books on the cost of feeding each inmate, and the least I can do it for ? $17.50 a month." bringing in the names of Judge Al- "The? are not' on trial." Sidener t declared. "We're trying H. H. Ho-j Iherscild. and him alone." i Wana maker's Condition Same?. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2. (ByfwiH be the gXif;SZ ot honor and the I. P.) The condition of John Wan-j a maker is unchanged, his physicians ; saLl tonight. think it is a terrible condition to exist in a statias rich as Missouri. We certainly pay enough taxes to enable the state to take care of its poor. From your article it appears that no heli will be forthcoming from the state, and I think that it would"" Ix; a most horrible disgrace to leave those poor people .out there to freeze and starve. Why not start a subscription for them in your paper, and I know the funds will be well taken 'care of if left in your hands. Enclosed you will find my check for $10 toward, a subscription of this kind. A. L. O. Ten Dollars From John Hat. Editor The St. Lmiis Star: Enclosed find check for $10. Tlease send something' down to those poor people at the almshouse. It Is not much, but will help a little. Your paper is doing fine work; keep it up. JOHN HATZ. Poor Farm and Our Zoo. Editor The St. Louis Star: After reading the disclosures bf the Iron County poor farm, I turned to Page 3, and there read that Forest Park's fifth bear pit will be ready tomorrow. The cost of this- pit-has been more: than $200,000. I am not knocking the zoo, but it does look bad when the people wil' spend $50.000on each bear, and try to feed human beings on 40 cents a day, A READER Send To Homer Talbot, Jefferson City. Editor The St. Louis Star: I have read the stories in your pajer about the county poor farms, and I think something ought to be done immediately. I have some clothing to give, if there Is some way to get it to 'them, and they probably could make use of It. Is there any way t get the clothing to them? MRS. F. S. 641" Thrush ave. ' Wants Cieneral Contribution. s Editor The St. Louis Star: If every school-child, every church member, every business man and employe in the United States, wo14 only give a penny, how easy it wrould be to correct the conditions now existing in the Missouri poor farms. MRS. E. M. Indorses Barrett's Idea. Editor The St. Louis Star: Attorney General Barrett has the right Idea of grouping poorhouses.. The absolutely destitute helpless people, who are old and dying, need cleanliness, nourishing food, heat, ventilation and prompt attention, .good laundries, strong helpers under intelligent nurses. Ten such institutions could be built for $100,000 apiece, containing 100 wards, twenty persons to a ward. All church property could be taxed to meet the cost of caring for one-third of all the expenses, he county groups .would also be taxed one-third and the state one-third. I thank The Star and Mr. Barrett for what they are trying to do. God knows, we need a Charles Dickens in America. - F. W. Dollar Was Forwarded. Editor The St. Louis Star: Please forward the dollar inclosed o proper parties for relief of neglected n,-.r.f in rnnnlv almshouses. . R. E. M. Wellston," MO1. Ix'tter From Mrs. Theron llorw. Editor The St. Louis Star: I am comparatively a stranger to this city, having lived here but one year, but I have been much impressed by the good your paper must accomplish, cvfing to the loyalty to the public' wt-lfare which you invariably show. i Having worked for some fifteen years in the prisons of New York City, I am familiar with the poor and unfortunate, but never before have I heard or read of such shocking conditions as were revealed in your paper of the twenty-third as to the helpless. 111 and destitute wards of Stone County, Missouri. All men and women who seek justice and love mercy will be behtrid you in your efforts to awaken the public mind to what exists there. This is the first step in the alleviation" of their misery, and among countless others, I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to you for having started this humane work. LOUIS FALCONER PIERCE, (Mrs. Therone T. Pierce). 72 Vandeventer place. It's worse than that -there isn't CHURCH FEDERATION WILL MEET HERE ON THURSDAY Four hundred Protestant churches of St. Louis and the surrounding suburban tavrrn ar exrteefed to (tend delegates to the annual meeting of the Church Federation of Ft. Louis. which wiil bheld Thursday night at the Chase Hotel, Lindell boulevard and Kingshighway. Dr. Robert E, Sr-eer. of New York. principal speaker of the evening-. "The City Beautiful," a pageant, will te presented during: the meeting. MACON NEWSPAPER FORESEES BETTER STATE ALMSHOUSES' Chronicle-Herald Says The Star's ExposaresJIave Aroused Public Sentiment. The following editorial. entitleif 'Ies Mlscrables," . appeared in the Macon. Mo., Daily Chronlele-Heraid of Wednesday, November 29: "The St. Louis Star Is doing an important work in presenting to the people the condition of the alms, horses In some counties of this state. The strength of tho' work lies In the fact that it is trtmply a'presentatiou of conditions as they were found by an unbiased representative of the paper, aud not for the purpose vZ sensationalism. "The case is made hy the photo graphs and the facta. Thew need no dressing up in graphic language. Tlxey teH the pitiful story only too well. "Here is an. extract from the report on the Jefferson County pout farm : ""The tragedy of the Jefferson County poor farm lies principally ia the fact that the country court hav-the fact that the county court, hav-ing put the feeble-minded, indigent poor and some of tho county's insane under a roof, and having seen to it that they are'fed. seemingly, believes Its duty has been fully dis- charged. No thought has been given to the mental welfare of the inmates. No effort teems to have been maci- to make them comfortable. They have nothing to do but sit and await the wagon which will carry them over the hill fot the last tlhie. They have no -place to gather, nothing, to read, nothing to occupy their minds, no entertainment of any kind, ir chnirch services on Sunday. 'The fear of losing their minds Is widespread among the sane. One nrttn, apparently well mentally, when committed here less than a year agro, brooded for six months and became a maniac, , v '' 'Jefferson County is iich.v Its land is assessed at $21,000,000 and its citizens paid $S5S,556.43 last yjf"!SN in taxes. , Cites Vernon Oonnty Case. Tn the Vernon County Poorhouse is a lad of 9 Earl Foster herded x with old men, whipped daily, abused like a dog, with no one to raise a . hand in his defense. 'He can neither read nor write, and speaks only the language of-vice,' the report in the paper says. ."The superintendent said: Tve whipped and whipped him, but it don't do any good.' "For bathing there was one tub for all. 'if they want to bathe they can,' the superintendent said, 'and they don't have to If they don't want to.' "The people of Macon County, long used to their splendid county home system, one of the best In the Mate, will find it hard to believe that in any of the counties of Missouri the poor are treated like animals, as troublesome folks who are only in the way. And yet, according to these-reports, the paupers are kept In inadequate quarters, - sleep In rooms that are filthy and filled with flies; are fed In basins held up to a window and no thought iv en to their mental comfort. No wonder they go insane. "The. troubl lies with the system. In these counties things have always been that way because no one has stepped up and shown the people of those communities how dreadfully wrong it was to entail such suffering upon the poor .who cannot help themselves. It is simply indifference, not necessarily deliberate cruelty Of course from time to time state boards have come along, reported on conditions and passed along to something else. Grand Juries have In a perfunctory way suggested Improvements. But until The" Star began its terrible exposures the people did not seem to realize how neglectful thay had been. County courts and others will hav td do something now. Public timent has been aroused and thifrP" la what moves officials to action. "The great heart of the people it right. There are mighty few who V would consent to conditions that ere almost barbarous. But you some-' times have to use high explosives to get action. Onces awake, and realizing the enormity of conditions, remedy will speedily follow. Improvement Noted. "Most counties have. In year gone by, been more or less negligent of their poor, and of the people confined in Jail!-. Many jails in Missouri were veritable dungeons. We had a dungeon here, an old stone structure as dark and as unhealthy, as the famed black holes of India. But all this has been changed. An enlightened public sentiment han provided large, well-lighted and heated Jails for prisoners, and a home for the poor which In many cases is a better and more comfortable place, with kinder-treatment than the Inmates have ever known. "In- time thos Missouri counties j which .have not awakened to these jmodern and humane methods might reach them. But The Star's cam-' palgn hns made the realization swifter, and years of agony for the poor will be averted because of It." UNION ELECTRIC CO. WANTS CERTAIN STOCK TURNED IN Advertisements under the caption of "notice of redemption," which jhave appeared in various rewpps-pers. call for the surrender of the 7 per cent non-cumulative preferred , j stock of the I'nion Klectrlc 'Light land Power Company on December Sl2. The stock. Is to be returned at StlOS pr are, with scerued inte, est to the date of payment, amouAlfJ ing to $1.4. ' Ixwis it. Fgan.J president of the company, yesterday explained the call as being for the surrender of 'three per cent of the stock which w-as not voluntarily surrendered if the reorganization and expansion of the company. This amounts to only $180,000. .Turning into money article y r.o longer reed Is not magic. Thousands fit people nell through Tb ij-far Want Ad Pages what they J don't want. , :

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 23,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free