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THB REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
I rcBur-xnnts: george knatp a to.
Charles 'V.. Knaprs Pre'ldent and Ocn. Mr.
Oetffie U. Allen. Vice President.
W. B Carr. Secretary.
OSJca. (fcracr Seventh find Olive Slireta.
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Vol. S3 No. 109
VT. B. Carr. Bustr.ess Manager of The St.
tools Rqmtlic, being duly aworn. cays that
the atrtnal ttanber of full and complete
copies ot t!i dally and Sunday Republic
printed aurtic the month of September. 1P,
all In reevjlia-eeirlons, was as per schedule
6. .. 3fZoO
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' 0SBdy.. 85.710
' Date. CepVa,
16 Sunday.. 84, 960
23 8oadty.. 84,700
2fl - 83,680
80 Stradey 6,250
Total fortfce month 2,532,600
tss all cof tea spoiled In prlnt
. Ins. left over or filed 45X23
' Netnnotler distributed 2,487,364
And aaid W. B, Carr further says that
the number cf copies returned or reported
untold durircihe month of September waa
f J2 per cent.
TV. B. CARR.
Bworn to and subscribed before me thti
Br; day of October. HOT.
J. P. FARISH.
ICotaiy PiOlle. City of t. IaiuIs. Ho. My
tarm. expires April S8. 1L
JUSriFY HIS SPASMS.
One II. II. Ilanna, Chairman of the
Executive Comrnitteo of the Indlonnp.
olis Monetiry Convention, Is still en
paged In throwing spasms over tho
danger of tie Democrats gaining control
of tho low r house of the Fifty-seventh
Mr. Thon.as E. Mulvlhlll of St. Louis
finds himself among the latest victims
compelled fc witness the Hanna spasms
whether they will or no. Ko has re
celed the usual communication from
Mr. Ilanna, containing tho information
that the Democrats are certain of Con
gressional sains, that it will be very
difficult for the Ilanna crowd to offset
these gains and begging him earnestly
to "bend his back" in strenuous effort
against the Democratic advance on Con
gress. There Is 'no doubt that Mr. II. II.
Qanna's feirs are well grounded. The
outlook for Democratic gains In tha na
tional Congress is bright Indeed, and
it Is gratif ring to have this fact con
firmed by Mr. Uanua's continuous
spasm stunt. It Is also In order for the
Democrats in every Congressional dis
trict In the Union to see to it that the
Banna- forecast of such Democratic
Cains is fully borne out. The result will
be for the jood of the country as well
as to shov that Mr. II. II. II anna's
epasms were not the outcome of mere
HAH ADMITTED ALU
Democrat:! must not allow the Globe
Democrat lo squirm out of its issue.
The Ileputllcan State campaign lias
been staked on the assertion that the
School Fund has been pillaged and
hpent In general State expenses. Hold
tho Globe-Democrat and Flory strictly
to this outr.igeous charge.
In admitting that the investment in
State bones was constitutional and
.wise, the Globe-Democrat has admitted
all. The caiih received for United States
bonds went to the owners of State bonds
from whori these bonds were pur
chased. Thjrc has never been any ca.sh
since, the aiauge to certificates being a
mere chango of form. The State of
ficials could not have obtained cash
from the find and no cash from the
fund could have gone into the general
The only question remaining Is
whether certificates are equivalent to
tho bonds for which they were ex
changed; whether they are an lnve.-t-inent
as safe and as advisable. That
question is simple and will be readily
settled. Jtii.t now the essential thing is
to Impress upon the people that in tho
main issue created to Injure the State
aud berve Flory the Globe-Democrat has
admitted It falsehood.
In another column will be found the
clear statement of ex-Superintendent
Shannon, vho conducted the transac
tions by vhich United States bonds
were replaced with State bonds. This
Matement clinches the admission of the
GIobe-Denic-cr.it and places those trans
actions beyond reproach or criticism.
The Globe-Democrat has fully ex
plained wlut became of the only cash
ever handled in the transactions if has
slandered. Teach that fact to the peo
ple In every county.
CANT FOOL THE PEOPLE.
Governor Roosevelt wasted time in
thrashing ever a topic tho right aspect
of which Is now familiar to all the peo
ple of this :ountry when, la his Coving
ton speech, ho assailed Chairman Jones
of tho Democratic National Committee
for membership in an alleged trust.
The company which owns the patent
rights for the round-bale method of
pressing cotton Is not. It has been re
peatedly slnwn of late. In the nature ot
a trust. Tlio one great requisite In the
organization of a trust a monopoly of
tho field of commerce or Industry In
which such a corporation engages is
lacking to the round cotton bale com
pany. It does not handle more than
one-twentieth of the cotton crop of the
United States. It has absolutely no con
trol of the situation. It Is not absorbing
nor crushing other concerns in order to
prevent competition. All that it has Is
what It considers an excellent method of
baling cotton, which It hopes to see
widely adopted, Just as the cotton gin
was adopted in its. day.
These facts are now well known to
the people of this country so well
known that no amount of Republican
focusing of glasses on the alleged
"round-bale trust" will dUert the peo
ple's, attention from the bona-lide trusts
which are oxereIlug so malign an in
lluenee on American trade and Indus
tries. It is those great monopolies
nourishing because they absolutely con
trol markets mid regulate output and
prices, which the American people con
demn and against which they will take
effective action by voting In November
to letire from power in the Government
the part- which stands confessed as
the party of the trusts.
There is such gross Ignoring both of
fact and of law in the Republican crit
icisms of the School Fund InveMment
that it is dillieult to tell whether the
misstatements result from ignorance or
aro merely manifestations of political
Thus It Is not easy to pnss Judgment
on tho llagraut misstatements of the
record and outrageous misapplication of
plain legal principles which character.
ired the speech of Congressman Pearce
delivered at Macon hist Saturday.
It was inexeusablo ignorance, how
ever, if ignorance It was, which dictated
his declaration that the change of tho
School Fund Investment in December,
1S75, from United States to State bonds
was unlawful beeatise "the Missouri
Constitution of JSC", with its prohibitive
section of article (. was still in force."
Mr. Pearce should have known that tho
Constitution of Missouri was amended
In November, 1SV1', three years before,
for the specific purpose of authorizing
the Investment of the School I'und In
Missouri bonds. I5y intelligent action of
the voters of this State the Constitution
was changed In 1S75 so as to directly
declare that the "School Fund may be
invested In the bonds of the State of
In another column will be found an
Interview with Mr. Frederick N. Judson
of St. Louis, who was the private secre
tary of tho Governor of Missouri nt the
time this aaiendment to tho Constitu
tion was adopted. He gives an interest
ing and timely review of the circum
stances connected with the change in
the Constitution. Mr. Judson directs at
tention to the fact that an overwhelm
ing majority of the votes cast were in
favor of the amendment, only S.1C7
votes being against the proposition in a
total poU of 230,425 votes. There was
no political division on the question,
Democrats and Republicans alike being
in favor of the authority conferred and
tho supreme voice of the Stato being
very nearly unanimous In its expres
This Is a late day to besln condemna
tion of the voters of Missouri. It was
under their authority that the School
i' una was invested In JILssouri bonds In
1S75; It Is under their authority that the
fund Is so Invested to-day. They mado
no mistake when they granted the au
thority and the Legislature made no
mistake when It exercised the discretion
PEARCE ON THE SCHOOL FUND.
Congressman Charles E. Pearce is
making a great effort to exploit tho
School Fund roorback the Republican
party of Missouri is depending so much
upon. The St. Louis Republican organ
quoted In Its issue of yesterday nearly
two columns of what Pearce said on
the subject at a meeting In Macon the
other day. Tho attentive reader can
find some facts of significant interest
embedded in these two columns of mis
representation; facts which will amply
ettliice to expose the absolute Insincerity
of Mr. Pearee nnd the complete hum
bug of all the Republican talk about
looting the School Fund.
In the course of his Mncon speech Mr.
Pearce gave the amount of the Schqol
Fund and its status at different periods.
His statements on these points are sub
joined: "On October 1. 1SG0. th school fund ytood
Stock In Stat Bank .. reur6T !5
l'aclnc Uallrcaa bonds 1T.au0.C0
"On Janaary 1, l'Sl. th school fund stood
on the record as follows:
Missouri bonds JT.W.W.
Certificates cf Indebtedness W0.'.10
The nominal amount of th chcol and
Femlnary funds ha. unjer the operations
of exlstln; law relating to Income. Increased
to the auKrcgate amount of JI.S)5,H.4i"
Tills showing is entirely Mr. Pearee's.
Tho Republic has neither added to nor
altered his statements. It has done
nothing but bring separated statements
Into Immediate Juxtaposition that the
growth and disposition of the School
Fund from time to time, as admitted by
Mr. Pearce, may be perfectly plain.
These figures do not on their face sug
gest that there has been any "looting"
of the school money. Where are we to
look for the great outrage with which
the Democratic party Is charged? Mr.
Pearce says the School Fund was
"looted and appropriated to pay the
debts of the State in order to make a
political showing favorable to the Demo
cratic party," aud yet he admits that the
fund stands to-day fl.Xtt.SRMl!, and
that there is annually paid into the
school revenue and disbursed for school
purposes a large Interest on this sum
of money. There has been no looting as
yet, whatever may be tho danger If the
government of Missouri falls Into Re
Nor has the money been appropriated
to pay the debts of the State as Mr.
Pearce charges, ne tells the story him
self when he says:
"Tha Democratio party administration of
1ST5. In December of that ear. sold Its en
tire aggregate cf United States bonds (U
C7I.0X). and Invested tho proceeds In Mis
souri ft per cents. The Governments were
sold at a premium of about H'i per cent,
and tho Stato bonds -were bought at a dis
count." In this correct statement of facts Mr.
Pearce answers the whole outcry of the
Republican orators and Republican
newspapers. He felt compelled to add:
Th areument th-it these bonds wer" out
FtandtnK. that the titato was paylnc Inter
est en them, and that they were, bvurrht In
the open market la a fipecloua one and not
It would have been more truthful if
he had said the argument Is unanswer
able, since tho safety of the security
was not diminished while both tho
principal sum and Hie rato of Interest
were substantially Increased.
Mr. Pearce has fully answered the
charge that "the cash was not Invested
lor the schools," but was spent for
oilier purposes. He tells the full truth;
that is, that the cash was spent in buy
ing .Missouri State bonds, and the obli
gations of tlu Slate still remain in the
custody of the proper State oillcial to
the credit of the public schools and are
annually paying a larger rate of interest
titan could be obtained from any other
form of invest uieut. Of course the
money is not in the State Treasury, for
the people of Missouri enjoy no special
privilege permitting them to cat their
cake and have it. too. Tho money went
out when It was used to buy the State's
obligation and now the School Fund
has the obligations and the sellers of
the State bonds have, or did have, (he
money. It would be hard to convince
them that their part In a very ordinary
business transaction constituted them
co-conspirators in a criminal tooting of
the Missouri School Fund.
DOCTOR HYMEN; OCULIST.
That Is a touchlugly beautiful story
which comes by cable from London,
telling how an English nobleman blind
from childhood had his sight restored
just as he was leading his bride to the
altar, and there aud then suw her for
tho first time.
The sentimental value of the story Is
made complete by tho fact that the
bridegroom was drawn more deeply in
love than ever by this sudden vision of
his bride In all her loveliness of maiden
ly blushes, orange blossoms and wed
ding gown of angelic white. He had
wooed and won her "sight unseen," as
the children's old nursery game has it,
but she turned out to lie even fairer than
his fancy had painted her. He had
mado no mistake In buying "a pig in a
poke," If so homely a comparison is per
missible where a bride is concerned.
Impassioned poets and fervid novel
ists of the ultra-romantic school will not
fall to make timely and effective use of
this fascinating incident from real life.
The shelf-worn cynic of the great world,
however, may not be so deeply Im
pressed, ne Is fully capable of claiming
that tho recent London ense Is by no
means the first on record where a man's
eyes were opened by marriage.
Let it be told everywhere that the
Worid'.s Fair amendments numbered 4
and C on the ballot will not raise the
tax-rate In State or city by tho smallest
fraction. Ite careful to vote for these
It 13 for American voters to say
whether this Republic shall enter tho
Twentieth Century as a Federal Mon
archy with tho governing power ex
clusively in tho hands of "the rich and
Colonel Joo Flory has apparently
adopted the Globe-Democrat tactics of
preferring charges against Missouri
Democracy which cannot be sustained
when the proof of their truth is de
Will the Globe-Democrat please ex
plain how school funds first invested in
United States bonds and then reinvested
In Missouri Stnte bonds are by that
For the young American who aspires
to business Independence the first neces
sity Is to overthrow the monopoly sys
tem which makes Individual independ
Should Mr. McKlnley be re-elected
and 6tand by the trusts as faithfully as
they have stood by him the rights of
the American people are doomed to com
Rudyard Kipling will doubtless chant
a stirring British Te Deura if tho Tory
administration of President McKlnley
is continued for another four years in
Senator Vest's estimate of Mr. Dock
ery's character and abilities indicates
that the Little Giant Is still close In
sympathetic kinship to the people of
One nd vantage In overthrowing the
trust evil this year will bo that the
American workingmaii can thereafter
vote his convictions without imperiling
Judging from the vigor of Senator
Vest's recent interview In The Republic
the Kerens plot to gain his seat In the
United States Semite is decidedly pre
mature. By their verdict at the polls the peo
ple should anticipate the United States
Supreme Court's ruling agalust the con
stitutionality of the Porto Rican tariff
An Influence which has tho power to
close down American mills for partisan
political effect is an influence that
should be removed from American life.
Mark Ilanna probably thinks It ab
surd for the Porto Ricans to ask a
higher American privilege than that of
paying tribute to the Sugar Trust.
It looks as if the trusts are determined
to re-elect Mr. McKiuley if they have to
starve every last trust employe Into tho
ueccssary frame of mind.
Mr. Dockery shouldn't mind being
kept busy refuting Republican misrep
resentations. The net result is Invari
ably to his advantage.
Republican imperialists have substi
tuted the cry "You can't beat tho coin!"
for the old American declaration "Vox
popull, vox Del!"
The Man Who Knows It All.
lie Is a dread and awesome mas.
In campalsn times like there:
He holds you with his Klltterlng ejre,
And tells you what he see?;
Ha knows left what the vote will ba.
And what will then befall;
The cau and the effect he knows
The man who knows it all!
He rains statistics on your head.
You cannot Kct away:
He storms your home to argufy.
And. oh! he comes to sta!
He nils your dajs with bitterness.
He fills your nights with frail.
He makes jou wish that ou were dead
The man who knows it all!
IUPIXT D. SAUNDERS.
THESE ARE THE MEN WHO DIRECT
THE DEMOCRATIC STATE CAMPAIGN.
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Kick of a plain, maliosany desk littered
with papers and documents. In one of the
parlors on the second lloor of tho Laclede
Hotel, sits a. tall, handsorno man ot stal
wart frame, athletic build nnd diqnillid
bearing, whoso still youthful face b'lica the
silvery mustache and Imperial which err.-phs-slzo
his distinguished ulr. A pair of
kindly, clear Wu eye-, beneath the broad
brim of u high-cron nad. oft hat of the
style eo much affected by M!sourlansand
Te.xans, beam forth a benevolent welcome
to tha scores of visitors who call upon him
This man. whose every word. look and
nctlon bespeaks quiet, reserve und dignity,
who looks liko IVArtagnan might havo
looked In that dashing musketeer's froldcn
prime. Is James M. Eeibert, chairman of
thj Democratio Stato Commltteo, upon
whese broad shoulders tlw responsibilities
of tho State campaign sit easily.
When the Democratic party honored Jlp.
Selbert with this blub, oiltco It did Itself
proud In Its Judgment or tho man select
ed. Tho cares of n State campaign m a
presidential election je.ir aro welclity Ie-
yona tne enuurance 01 most men. tne men
tal and physical strain entailed requiring
extraordinary- strength. Jlr. Sjeibert em
WEDDINGS OF TO-DAY MR.
AND MRS. NUGENT RECEIVE.
Novelty in Bridesmaids' Gowns at the Will-
iams-Aldrich Ceremony T. DeWitt Tal-
mage's Nephew to Wed Miss Prosser.
A novel effect In bridesmaids' frocks will
make the Willlams-Aldrlch weddins this
evening ono of the distinctive affairs of tho
Kach of the four attendant maids Ii to
wear pink. The first maid will wear a
gown of the faintest pink procurable, ex
actly tha shado ot an old-fashioned blush
rose. She will be followed by another In a
deeper tint of the same color, her gown
matching a. Mermet res. The third brides
maid will apixar In pink of the bridesmaid
rose shade, which It yet deeper; while tho
fourth, who Is aI.o the maid of honor, will
enter directly in front of tho lirido wearing
a. gown that will duplicate the rich tint of
the American beauty roso. All these roe
shades wcro thosvn by electric light, and
blend together In perfect Inrmony.
illss Aldrlch, who Is tho only daughter
ot Sir. and Mr?. Charles Aldrlch. of St.
Louts, nnd a niece of Rear Admiral Samp
son, Is to be married to Hubert Williams
of Webster thii evening nt St. l'cter'j
Kplscopal Church. JJr.dell boulevard and
Spring avenue, tho ceremony nt S o'clock.
The chancel of the church will be arranged
with palms and pink roses", while the n!lfis,
instead of being tied with the tradi
tional white satin, will have pink ribbons
for their ornamentation; those side aisles
that are not to bo used finished at the pew
ends, with broad pink ribbons nnd largo
bunches of ferns. Charle.t Galloway will
play si short programme of bridal music
and the two wedding marches.
The officiating clergyman. Doctor William
Short, assisted twnt -live years ago at tho
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Aldrlch in Urook
lyn. Frank William?, brother of the bride
groom, and John Gamble will be ushers;
while Tercy C. Jones. Paul G. Palmer and
Guy Alexander will be the groomsmen.
Vincent Waddock of Webster Is to aervo
as best man.
Miss Aldrlch has chosen a. girlish wed
ding gown of peau do sole, trimmed very
Huffily In e-hlffou pleatlngs and Renaissance
lace, shirrlngs of chiffon aro used lav
ishly on the skirt edged with lace, whllo
the bodice has un uullncd guimpo and
sleeves of tho Renaissance. She will carry
a bouquet of swansonla. the newest llower
for wedding garniture. This is a variety
of sweet pea, growing In clusters, the petals
shading Into faint pink at their tips. The
foliage Is very luxuriant and fernlike.
This will bo arranged in a large, round
bouquet. In order that it may be carried
In a Ellvor holder, which Mrs. Aldrich used
nt her wedding, nnd which will bear out
the idea of "something old." The tulle veil
will bo fastened with a coronet of the
same flowers. No Jewels of any sort will
Miss May Somcrvtlle. who will follow tho
greomsmen Into tho church, and lead the
bridesmaids. Is to wear the palest pink
gown, of mousscltne do sole, trimmed in
many pleatings and frills of the same ma
terial, according to a late French fancy.
The maids' gown3 are all constructed Uike,
decollete and with demisleeves, cut to show
the arm at the shoulder. Full-blown roses,
matching tho gowns, will bo worn In the
Miss Nora Burroughs, daughter of Judge
Burroughs of Edwardsvllle. 111., will como
next, in a deeper pink mousselino gown.
Miss Anno Sullivan Is the third bridesmaid,
while Miss Anna Doncgby will Immediately
bodies nil that Is requisite In a camptlen
director, as Is evidenced by the remark
ably successful results achieved by the par
ty throughout the State, under his direc
tion. Chairman Solbcrt. In tho full fiuFh and
prime ot perfect manhood. Is an old cam
palnner with an enormous capacity for hard
work, which 13 only equaled by tho facHlty
with which he dispos of IL He has
weathered -many a severe campaign and
come out with sails Intact and rlCKlng taut,
and tho present campaign, although promis
ing to bo as tlerco as any, has not deepened
a line of his handsorno features.
The tremendous amount of work entailed
upon the chairman of tho Democratic State
Committee can hardly ba realized by tho
aicrago politician, and not at all by the
voter, who simply casts his bnllot without
a. thought of the energy expended by oth
er In seeln? that that particular ballot was
cast. Tho entire work of organization, reg
lstiatlnn and naturalization, with the end
less ramifications these Involve, devolves
upon tho chairman's shoulders, tho routine
work of carrlng out the details perfected
by him IxiiiK. of course, left to others.
There aro clubs to organize; wards nnd I
precincts to canvass: liieruturo to 1 dis
precede the bride In tho deepest Fhade of
American beaut j . All of the maids will car
ry large showers of ferns of v.-irious sorts
asparagus, maidenhair and sword fern, tied
with wido sashes of fern-green ribbons
that fall to tho hem of their skirts.
Mrs. Aldrich will wear a gown of silver-gray
satin da lumineux, gray chiffon,
heliotrope panne velvet, and point lace.
A small and very informal reception will
follow the ceremony, at the Aldrlch homo.
No. MO Whittler street. Only verbal Invi
tations were sent out for this, and only
atiout lifty guests havo been asked. After
:i wedding trip ot three weeks, tho bride
and groom will return to St, Louis and take
up their residence for the nutumn at No.
il'J Whittler street. They h.ivo announced
November 1C and November 23 as their at
Mr. nnd Mrs. Georg C. Hnys or Baldwin.
Mo., after this evening will hnve sen four
of their daughters married, nil within the
short space of four month". M!"n Zoo Hays,
whose marriage to Albert J. Wagemnan of
St. Ixui.s Is to tako place this evening, is
the fourth daughter. The others are Mrs.
A. 1'. Ilynn of Southwestern Missouri. Mrs.
J. W. Brooks of Manchester. Mo., und Mrs.
Henry I- Woerther of Baldwin.
Miss Hays, the bride of to-night, has mado
her home lor several years with h' r undo
and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Abram Mack of
No. 33 Lucas avenue. The ceremony will
take placo at the Mack home at S o'clock,
tho Reverend Doctor M. Rhodes of tho
Rnglish Lutheran Church officiating. The
houo Is to lie trimmed with pink rose.
carnations, smllax and palms. All arrange
ments aro dmp!e and Informal, and only
about llfty relatives and lntimatu frle-nds
1 111 be present.
Tho brldo will wear whtto Farls muslin
over taffeta, trimmed In much Valenciennes
lace, tho bodice" with gimp and unlined
sleeves of lace. A half-length tullo veil will
bo worn, fastened with an aigrette. Her
bouquet is to be a shower of bride roses.
Miss Stella Hays, the only unmarried sis
ter, will wear white silk mull with rink
garniture and a pink bouquet.
Supper will be served at small round ta
bles In tho library and dining-room after
tho ceremony. The brldo and brldcsroom
are to go to Chicago and Milwaukee for u
fortnight s trip. On their return they will
live at No. ZWi Morgan street, receiving on
the Thursdays In December. The bride's
parents. Jlr. and Mrs. Hays, Jlr. and Mrs.
Henry Woerther, Mrs. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs.
A. 1. Ryan are some ot the relatives from
out of town who will be present at the
Miss Adele Prosser, eldest daughter of
Doctor A. J. Prosser and Mrs. Prosser of
No. ISO! Westminster place, will bo mar
ried this evening to Randolph DeWitt Tal
mage, son of the late A. A. Talmage of St.
l.ouis and a nephew of the Reverend T.
DeWitt Talmage of New York.
The Talmage family Is very well known
In St. Louis. Mrs. Talmage. the bride
groom's mother, lived here until two years
ago. The bridegroom of this evening and
Miss Prosser were schoolmates in their
childhood days, and have kept up their
friendship, interspersed with frequent meet
ings, ever since Mr. Talmage removed to
New Tork, where ho is now engaged In
The ceremony will be at 6 o'clock, at thoi.
tributed: ndvertMng matter to b prepared;
srtakt-rs to be selected: Itineraries to be ar
rar.gtd, and a thousand other matters to
be attend d to personally by tha chairman,
to say nothing of the voluminous corre
spondence to be handled, much of which
requires personal attention.
With all tht.-e manifold nnd onerous du
ties Imposed upon hlui. Chairman Sefbert
remains cool, calm and imperturbable.
There Is no hurry, bustlo or confusion. The
work Is so systematized and accurately ar
ranged that It Is disposed of with loss
friction than characterizes the transaction
of business In the olllct. of a small mer
chant. tJulet-oIced. cven-natured. Chair
man Selbert disposes of one after another
of tho questions under consideration with
a rapidity astonishing to tho uninitiated
For tho last week he has been "eyes
dee;" In work, and his private stenogra
pher. Al ilorrow. accounted one of the
speediest operators In the State. U acquir
ing a hump on his back, endeavoring ti
keep paco with his Indefatigable chief.
The voluminous correspondence which
pours Into the headquarters may be esti
mated when It is known that tip to date
Trosscr rerfdene?. the Reverend Doctor
Cannon officiating-. There wilt bo no dis
tinctive color In tho decorations, merely a
tasteful arrangement of flowers and green3.
Miss Prosper will wear a gown of white
patin and tulle over a petticoat of lace, with
many chiffon flounces of lace about the
feet, terminating in a long train. Her tulle
veil will be fastened with a largo brooch of
diamonds and pearls, which Mr. Talmage
has given to her. The bridal bouquet will
be white roses.
ML-s Elizabeth Warner, as maid of honor,
will wear white lace over white silk. nud
Mis Mnlidn rtntcpr whn lc fn ,, hA y,.irTa-
mald. will be gowned In white chifron over
pink silk. Beth maids will carry bouquets
of chrysanthemums. Tho bride gave her
bridesmaids gold chain bracelets as souve
nirs. Wallace Delafleld will nsMst Mr. Talmage
an best man. while Ashley Scott will be tho
groomsman. The bridegroom has given
them scarf pins of twisted gold, set in dia
monds. Mrs. Prosser will wear heliotrope chiffon
and duche-Mo lace. Mrs. Talmage. the
bridegroom'. mother, will appear In an Im
ported gown of black and white chiffon,
the front of Flemish lace, with choux of
Tho bridal party was to have been aug
mented by another bridesmaid and grooms
man, the bridegroom' brother. William
Seott Talmage. and Miss Itooko of Charles
ton, W. Va. Both worn unfortunately taken
111 at tho last moment and were thus unable
Only relatives will witness tho ceremony.
A small reception, from T to S. Is to follow,
after which the bridal couple will depart
for a short Journey, with New York as Its
terminus. After November 1 they will tie
at homo at No. 118 West Eighty-second,
Ostensibly to lienor a distinguished vis
itor, but really to greet their St. Louis
friends nfter a two joars" absence. Jlr.
Daniel C. Nugent and Mrs. Nugent received
last evening at their residence. No. 37M
Westminster place. Fully six hundred
guests thronged tho house between 'j and 11
o'clock. They were received by the host
and hostess and their clerical visitor. Mgr.
Nugent of Liverpool. England. .Mgr. Nu
gent Is not a relative of Mr. and Mrs. Nu
gent, though he bears the same name. Ho
Is traveling In the United States for pleas
ure and has Included St. Louis in his
Tho house', while not large, was r.dmir
ably arranged for guests, as well as taste
fully ornamented with llowers last evening.
The piazzas were Inclosed, their walls cov
ered with Oriental draperies: the Uaors
with rugs: while big tropical lanterns dif
fused a soft light therein. The men guests
found this apartment a pleasant retreat
where cigars were to bo enjoyed.
In the pink drawing-room a few palms
mado tho requisite background for tho
light-colored gowns worn by the women,
whllo pink rosea were placed In various
nooks. A large basket, roses droopius
from Its sides, hung on the north wall,
forming a novel and attractive mural deco
ration. Another mammoth basket of pale
green wicker was placed on the new el i.ot
of tho hall balustrade, and tilled with
American beauties, tiny electric spikes be
ing hidden among the llowers and foliage.
Not tho least interesting featuro of the
decoration was the quantity of "round-the-world"
bric-a-brac which Mr. and Mrs.
Nugent havo picked up In their travel of
two years; nnd which was viewed with
great pleasure last night by their friends.
Mrs. Nugent wore a Paris gown of white
and pale lavender white taffeta covered
with lace, the latter embroidered In the
popular gold threads, formed the material,
portions of the lace being delicately span
gled. Tho skirt was paneled In lace, ap
pliqued at Intervals with larje clusters of
cream-tlnted chiffon flowers. Lavender
chiffon was applied to both skirt and bodice
in rosettes and festoons.
Mrs. T. S. Casey, mother of Mrs. Nu
gent; Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Nugent, and
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Parish lent their
assistance in the library during the even
more than COW mall communications hnr
been received and K.'-d, with tho hottest
Tertian of the campaign to come. Almost
ail of these communications require replies,
and this Is the task that falls to the lot
ot Secretary J. Harry Edwards. Air. Kd
wards. In addition, prepares tho Itineraries
of the speaXers attached to tho bureau, and,
assigns dates for meetings. To assist him
in this work, he ha3 the services of two
expert stenographers, and a third is about
to bo added to the staff, in, view of tho
G. Y. Crenshaw Is in charge of tha local
department of the bureau for the d!strl.
butlon of literature, the main bureau bcisaf
lu Jefferson City. Nearly iHOMX pieces o
literature- havo been sent out from the lo
cal bureau thus far.
Since the campaign was Inaugurated
'hairman Selbert and every member of th
fvrce hae been working harder than day
laborers, from S o'clock la the rnomlnx
ur.til 10 o'clock nt night, nnd. In the lose
week, until midnight and later. Sarn Cook.
1-mmett Newton and other volunteers havo
assisted In tho busiest hours, but even with
.his assistance, the work continues to ln
iriase, and tho forco Is beginning to feel
nd show tho effect! of tho continued
ing'. MIs3 Ella DaughndaT and Mlssj Ttta
The guests wer mainly married friend
of Mr. and Mrs. Nusent. with a large num.
ber of tho clergy of St. Louis. Som ot
them were: Tho Reverend Father Joseph.
Grlmmeisman, S. J.: Father Eronsgeest, 8.
J.; Father Sullivan. S. J.: Father Power,
Father Ziegier. Father Gllflllan; Father P.
V. O'Reilly, and the Reverend Doctors R.
A. Holland. Naphtall Luccock and C H,
Other guests were:
Messieurs and Mesdames)
Peter L. Foy. Theophlle Taptsv -,
y. A. Drew. Julius Walsh.
Hamilton Daaghaday.Willlam H. ThomsaHf,
Alexander Douglas. Halsoy C. Ives.
James L. Ford. Alexander Eaistoo.
Amadee Cole. James Garneau.
C F. Gauss. A. B. Goodbar.
l.tndol! Gordon. John J. McNaln
Huntington Smith. Joseph M. Hayes.
Charles l- Joy, David F. Kalmat
It. C. Kerens s. M. Kennard,
William C. Little, T. A. Meysenberg;
Byron Nugent, James Nugent.
Charles Nagle. John A. Ockersou,
Major Charles A. Booth and Mrs. IJootn.
Doctor John Young Brown and Mr
Judge Smith P. Gait and Mrs. Gait,
Doctor L G. W. Stecdman nxd. Airs. Steel,
A. J. Lindsay. Josepli-Garnejra.
Ashley D. Scott,
Thomson, Mar!e "Hayaav,
Haves. May Scott.
Thcophllo Papln. Charles rantons,
Robert Brookings, Samuel Dodd.
Mifvi Mary Magdalen Dirk and Mr. Louis
J. Ginnhl were married yesterday moraine
at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Th
bridal party consisted of James J. Long- and
Oliver Nousse, ushers; Miss Margueiits
Dirk, maid of honor; Miss Amelia Zoller
nnd Mis, Cecelia Ganahl, tho bridesmaids;
George Ganahl and Harry Frag, the grooms,
men. and Theodore Ganahl. tho best man.
1 jst ovcnlnc a reception was held at the)
Dirk home. In LiSallo street. Mr. and Mrs.
Ganahl aro to live at No. 17T7 Longfellow
boulevard after their return from a Ehort
The engagement of Mi-? Laura O'Reilly.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. O'Reilly of
Forest Park boulevard, to Mr. John E.
Hall was yesterday announctd. Mr. Hall
is a wealthy bachelor who has hitherto
ben regarded as invulnerablo to femlnlna
charms by his friends on 'change. Miss
O'Reilly mado her debut a year ago and Is
popular In tho West End. No wedding data
has been set.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Duthlel Cabanne are dL
turbed by the Joking comments or friends
over some ncwspiper plctutings or Mrs.
Cabanne as a Deputy Sheriff arresting and
ehootin? intruders-. Mr. Cabanne and his
wife drove over to Clayton Sunday and re
quested the Sheriff to arrest violators of
the. Sunday anil game laws who were tres
passing on their country place and klUlm;
pet animals. In the conversation tho
Sheriff bantcrlngly t(-Id Mrs. Cabanne that
an body could 'shoot or arrest trespassers.
An evening paper took tho story from Tha
Republic, and embellished It with fancy
flights and absurd pictures. Mrs. Cabanna
and her husband aro much annoyed.
DRURY LANE PACKED.
Loniloni'rs AttunuVd Benefit for
I.ondon. Oct. 1C The Galveston Relief
Fund benefit performance packed the Drurv
Lane Theater to the utmost this afternoon.
Sir Henry lrvlnj-. who was greeted wlih
loud applause, recited the "Dream, of Eu?eno
Aram.' Then followed acts from 5rS2
Price of Peace." "The Delft of Homt
"KnBlIjh Nell." "Julius Caesar"? and "Wa
terloo." George. Alexander. Charles Wynd
ham. Lewis Waller. Mr. and Mrs nUVhnhm
Tree and Marie Tempest received ovaOorS
Ihere were many prominent Deonle In th
audience. Including almost henole of u
American colony. United sinti. Am!!;.?
dor Choate and Mra chSlfi mS;
White. Secretary otTnecSSSl S?atc?lS
bazsy, were among those present,