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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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Vol. 93...... No. 11!
W. B. Carr. Business Manager of The Bt.
Louis Republtr, being duly sworn, says that
the actual number of full and complete
copies of the dally anil Sunday Republic
printed during tie month of September, 1600.
all In regular editions, ires as per schedule
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Lees all coptes spelled In print
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Net somber distributed 2,487,364
Average daily distribution 82,912
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Sworn to and subscribed before mo thla
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J. F. FARBH.
Notary Public. City of St. Louia. Mo. My
term expires April M. 1ML
Tt soes without saylnc; that competi
tion of a legitimate kind with the Trans
it company would benefit the people of
Possibly ibe ordinance now before the
Council cini. with thorough correction,
lie made to introduce useful competition.
Hut. as The Republic has proved,
there must be radical amendment. The
particular point to be guarded Is that
in-naltics must make couipuls-ory the ex
tension's and Improvements! outlined iu
the. several t-ections. In the Forest
I'ark..proviKlon, there must be rigid rc-
strict ions compelling the construction of
the extension to lie so made that the con
venience, pleasure and safety of the
public will be protected against all con
tingencies. Wlietln-r that would require
a tunnel, a trestle or an embankment,
the principle must be insisted upon
Encourage competition and do uot put
a'preiuhun upon consolidation.
CKEAXF, A CHECK.
The ticket nominated by the Demo
cratic City Convention is composed of
good men, and Is. worthy of the support
of all good citizens.
Especially should the .people be Inter
ested in electing the Democratic nomi
nees for Circuit Attorney and Assistant
These offices should not be held by
Zlegenheln rlngsters. Democrats ami
Republicans alike admit that to protect
the fair name of the city it is necessary
to bring about a reform. A gtv.it uiuny
expect to do this in the spring, and to
condemn the Zlegenheln administration
by their Totes then.
We would suggest that the weapon of
defease of the Zlegeuhein administra
tion is in the Circuit Attorney's office.
"With that office in the control of the
Zlegeuhein ring, the bands of the reform
element will bo tied even if they elect
their ticket In the spring. The Circuit
Attorneys elected this fall will hold of
fice for four years. If we are to have
.reform in the spring It is necessary to
aence this fall by electing the Dem
ocratic nominees for Circuit Attorney
and Assistant Circuit Attorney.
OUR PORTO RICAN SIX.
It may he that when the Sugar Trust
gets possession of the Porto Kican sugar
plantations and Is thus in a position to
iirofit bv free trade with the rest of the
Li- United States, the Republican party. If
still in power, will see lit to remove the
tariff now bankrupting the native pro
ducers of EUgar 111 that Island.
This development of the Republican
party's policy towards the subject race
which we fooled Into believing they
Mere to become American citizens
should not be far distant. The Porto
RIcan sugar planters, it Is now stated,
have already been compelled to borrow
-heavily In the United States, giving
mortgages on their plantations to secure
creditors against loss. These creditors
are Interested In the Sugar Trust, which
dictated the Porto Rlcan tariff bill.
When they foreclose their mortgages the
sugar industry of Porto Rico' will be un
der the control of the Sugar Trust.
The game thus being played' is a game
in which there is not the slightest risk
to the trust people. The United States
Government has filled their hands with
trumps. It has made of the Porto Ricans
a people without a country, without cit
izenship, without protection under any
Bi flag. It has fixed upon them a tariff bur-
oen unuer wmen incy are oounu to go
l.'V to the wall. Ail that the Suzar Trust has
to..do is to await the inevitable beggary
of the Porto Ricans and then foreclose
FS.T 4. a iiinffiKfuC in 4-I.a.,. rmE...Lt.in,
119 luuiiaio vu lucu jAiKjooivuc.
Is not this a shameful policy on the
- part of sucli a Government as ours? Not'
Ey even the merciless monarchies of the
Old World have ever been guilty of a
wrong more foul against a little and
helpless people and those monarchies
make no pretense of respecting the
rights of folk who are not strong enough
to maintain their riglits. Self-respecting
Ameiicans cannot contemplate the piti
ful situation iu Porto Rico without
blushing for their country.
DID HE SAY IT?
The obligations of practical politics
are obviously re-pnnsible for the oracu
lar declarations about Missouri going
Republican till year, of which the Hon
orable Ethan Allen Hitchcock delivered
himself when he returned to duty at the
interior Department last Satutday.
It may be, however, that the value of
his forecast is weakrln-d by the fact
that ills knowledge of tin situation in
Missouri has come to him in the Wiis
perlngs of the sea as it washes the rocky
coast of New Hampshire. The sea waves
are beguiling and Secretary Hitchcock
would know more about Missouri P"II
iies if he would come home and touch
olhows with it-, voters for a week.
While It is In some measure pardon
able that a Cabinet ollicer should speak
more confidently of the political outlook
in his home State than he actually feels,
there Is no excuse for his joining iu the
shameless mendacity of the unscrupu
lous demagogues w ho are just now at
tacking the geod name and commercial
credit of Missouri. It is to be hoped,
therefore, that Mr. Hitchcock lias not
been correctly quoted in the interview
appearing in the Globe-Democrat of Sun
day, In which he Is reported as saying
that the Democratic otliclaN of Missouri
have "misappropriated the School I'uud"
of the State. He is too Intelligent and
sensible a business man not to under
stand the absolute humbug of this par
ticular campaign roorback. He knows
that not a single dollar of the School
Fund, or of any other fund In the treas
ury of Missouri, has been misappropri
ated. He knows, or he ought to know,
that nobody with a grain of common
sense even suspects that there has hecn
Mr. Hitchcock owes tt to his own self
respect to make a prompt and emphatic
denial of this interview. Those who
know the Secretary of the Interior per
sonally, or by his general repute, will
not class him either as an Ignoramus or
as a liar, yet whoever charges that there
has been a misappropriation of the Mis
souri School Fund must go in one cate
gory or the other. There is no alterna
In the closing years of the life of the
late Senator John Sherman of Ohio
there was a pathetic illustration of the
lugratltude of political machines and of
the cruelty possible from party cowork
ers toward one deserviug of the high
est rewards for party service.
By long years of brilliant performance
Mr. Sherman won the right to the I'res
Ideutlal nomination at the hands of the
Republican party. He was confessedly
an abler man than some who defeated
the ambition of his life. More than once
he was a leading figure in the competi
tion for the nomination to the Presi
dency In the national conventions of his
parly, but shrewder politicians were en
abled to compel an Ignoring of his
claims. It is reasonably certain that his
later years were embittered by his fail
ure, to receive that recognition to which
he was unquestionably entitled.
Singularly touching, also, was the pic
ture which this aged statesman present
ed as the victim of the deal by which
he was led to abandon his seat in the
United States Senate in order that Mark
Hanua might lie placed there to look
alter MeKiuley's Interests. Appointed
to the portfolio of the Secretary of
State iu Mr. MeKiuley's Cabinet, Sher
man himself was soon able to perceive
the trick that had been played upon
him. He was not wanted as a Cabinet
adviser: Mark Hanua then had his seat
in the Senate; it was easy to so belittle
the old statesman as to force his retire
ment to private life. This was done
with ruthless iullexibility, and John
Sherman's public career ended Iu pitiful
Republican orrow for the death of
John Sherman should be miugled with
shame for the manner in which this
leader was betrayed by a Republican
administration in his venerable age.'Tbe
story is one of the saddest in American
political uuuals. It is a story of ingrat
itude so selfish as to wofully discourage
those who like to believe In the good
faith of lueu one toward another.
Managers of political campaigns
should hold themselves to a higher re
sponsibility in putting forth estimates
Each National Committee is claiming
New York as a certain State. Now, New
York is not a certain State. It is a close
State, having an immense population
almost balanced In party attachment. A
few votes In each town, cast without
any foreknowledge on the part of polit
ical managers, may give a majority one
way or the other.
15oth committees claim Maryland; a
small State containing one of the largest
cities In the country. It was formerly
Democratic but by narrow majorities.
In l&H and lblXJ. the Republicans car
ried the State. It will probably be Dem
ocratic this year. Certainly it is not re
liably Republican. Nobody knows jiit
what margin the more than 100xto vot
ers iu ICaltimorc will bhow.
Sunday morning the New York Herald
published a detailed estimate by States.
Unless somebody in the Herald oilice
made au accidental clerical error, the
poll is worthless, judging it by the esti
mate fof, Missouri. This State is given
to Rryau by 3,000. The absurdity lies in
the fact that such a slump from normal
figures in a State like Missouri would
make a majority for McKinley as likely
as one. for lJryan. In other words, it
would be fully as accurate to predict 10,
000 majority for McKinley as 0,000 for
Bryan. Besides, the Herald does not
disturb the political complexion of the
Congressional delegation. A tyro in pol
itics knows that when Missouri gets
down to 5,ooo majority for Bryan there
will be a loss of at least five in the Con
gressional delegation. If the Herald poll
is amataar guesswork all through as In
the case of Missouri it stands in value
on a level with a spellbinder's excited
The Republic hopes that no Democrat
will be misled by exaggerated manage
rial claims to stop work now or stay at
home on election day. There arc under
currents "of opinion In this campaign
.which no man can measure. Hard work
remains to be done. Every effort must
be made to bring out the vote. Every
Democrat miM resolve to vote, rain or
shine, as If his ballot would determine
the result. Local parly committees can
not afford to take published claims on
their face and sit down to rest. In Mis
souri there are doe counties which
must be carrieil to Injure a majority in
the Legislature. The battle is not over
until the night of November G. Keep up
the lighting day and night until that
In the list if signers of the address
just Issued by the American Ant I Impe
rialist League, iirgiiir all Independent
voters iu this ruiiiitrv to suppoit the
Democratic national ticket, there are
seen the naint's of famous merican
stati-smeu, educators, i-huri-hmcu. writ
ers and others, all w irtliy of national
respect ami consideration.
Such Americans u George S. Rout
well of Massachusetts. Bishop Hunting
ton of New York. Thoiu.is Went worth
Higgiiisou. the s.ildier. poet and essayist,
Charles Eliot Norton of Harvard I'nl-ici-siiy,
and the many others who sign
this nddicss ate not to lie lightly or con
temptuously dismissed from the national
attention. Despite the bitter hoots of the
McKinley Republicans, these men are
.sound and true Americans, not mere
malcontents, "traitors" and "copper
heads." What they line to say is well
N'or are these Americans alone in be
lieving that their country is now con
fronting a crisis of singular peril. The
national apprehension aroused by the
McKinley administration's surrender to
trustlsm and ltt product. Imperialism, Is
widespread and profound. It Is not pos
sible for any American to believe that
we may repudiate the principles upon
which this Goernmeut was established,
substituting In their place the Imperial
policies of the Old World, and still re
maln a free and liberty-protecting Gov
ernment. Under such policies we may
go through the mockery of calling this
country a Republic, but such mockery
will not alter the fact that it is neither
more nor less than an Empire.
The Americans who sign the address
Issued by the American Anti-Imperialist
League urge an Americnn support of the
Democratic party because the Demo
cratic party stands now for the Repub
lic against Empire. There is reason to
bellevo thnt the American people are
thinking along the same lines, and that
they will vote next month to hold the
Government true to the Republic. The
Issue of the momentous conflict Is cer
tainly in their hands. As they decide,
to will the Republic li-'e or die.
It is not strange thct even so aged a
dyed-in-the-wool Republican as Chaun
cey I. FIHey should now find it Impos
sible to support a loct.l Republican ad
ministration which has gained an in
famous notoriety under the specific title
There are those of Colonel Filley's
own party. It Is true, who will argue
that it Is late In the day for Colonel
Filley to be protesting against partisan
machines and machine government, in
asmuch as his own trademark slogan of
"Regukirityr has for year3 o?cn iiased
on the regularity which comes from ma
chine work. But not one of 'hese antl
Fllley Republicans will deny to the Sage
of Beaumont and Chestnut the posses
sion of a very great political sagacity
of the practical kind.
And It is this sagarity which leads
Colonel Filley to allgK himself against
the Zlegenheln machine 'ie sees In
that remarkab'e product a machine that
works to Its own undoing. It Is a ma
chine which does not clean iter light the
streets, which allows the city institu
tions to go to wreck and ruin, which
falls to maintain the parks )n beauty
and attractiveness, which empties the
municipal treasury with absolutely
nothing to show for ths expenditure but
rich rlngsters. And Col.mel Filley knows
that such a machine Is doomed to over
throw. Mr. Dockcry's prompt aud temperate
replies to the reckless charges brought
agalust Missouri Democracy are exer
cising a material effect In increasing the
Democratic sentiment of Mlssouriaus.
There is no ill omen In the fact that
the Bartholdl Statue of Liberty Is in
danger of collapsing. The Democratic
sentiment of the Union will insure that
Liberty herself retains her full vigor.
Trust monorioHes are a bit premature
In attempting to force their employes to
take part In Republican demonstrations.
It will take at least four years more of
McKiuleylsui to make this possible.
It Is to the advantage of Missouri
Democracy that the State School Fund
roorback was sprung so early as to make
the exposure of its false charges clear
aud convincing to the people.
When the Sugar Trust forecloses Its
mortgages on Porto RIcan sugar planta
tions free trade will be extended to that
country. The game Is working out beau
tifully, for the monopolists.
With the campaign arguments all duly
presented aud the evidence in the case
submitted to the people it looks remark
ably as if the verdict is to le iu favor of
Impatient Cubans siiould remember
that the whole American people, not the
McKinley admlnlstratiou alone, are
pledged to the establishment of Cuban
New York City's enthuslnsniror Mr.
Bryan Indicates that Wall street is mis
taken in believing that the dollar can al
ways overcome the man.
Senator Vest may not yet be entirely
restored in physical strength, but his
confidence in American Democracy is
"ot In at tbe Finish.
The man I pity not thru daya.
Whose plight 1 sadly note.
Is he that (ailed to reirister.
And so haa lost his ote;.
To him what la the clliaax fierce.
And what the final friy.
When from the battle's cmwnlne scene
Me needs mupt keep asray?
There's rapture In that closing fltht
llut he niu krovr It nt;
There's fun and glory at tbe polls
But he's torbld the jrt:
He may not rightly ye I nor brag.
lie may not truly gloil,
ror oh! he failed to register.
And so has lost his vHe!
. IUVLEU D. SAUNDERS.
: MMW&mmltKmL .iigaiBat i :
: Tit 'TT 7n ' t wiwITIIir s ,
MISS JANE DOROTHY FORDYCE,
ho will be married this
EUGENE CUENDET TO WED
MISS RACHEL DRUMMOND.
Marriage of Miss Jane Dorothy Fordyce and
Captain David Sheridan Stanley This Even
ins Other Events and Notes.
A plf&MirahV ripple of excitement Pr
ni! the Vt Und eslerday at the sur
prisInK announcement of Miss llachel
Dtummoml's rniiasrnent to Eugene Cuen
de't. Both young people have, managed to
kcp their afTalis fo entirely secret that
rot a suspicion of the engagement had been
conveyed to any of their friends until they
wire told the news yesterday.
MKs Drummond Is the young daughter of
the lato J. T. Dtununond. and a slstrr of
Charles, .lames, and Harrison Drummond.
She Is considered the wealthiest heiress In
St. Louis, inheriunt; most of her father's
estate, which was worth many millions.
Her school dJs ended only last Juno, and
she spent lha summer In Colorado with
frlendu. Mr. Cucndet formed one of the
party, and most of his wooing was )ono
on Colorado boll. No date has been Fet for
the- wedding, but It will tuke place la the
Mlsa Jane Dorothy Kotdyce. daughter of
Colonel Samuel W. l"onlce. will be married
this evening at 6 o'clock, to Captain David
Sheridan Stanley. U. S. A., at tho Koidyco
residenc.:. No. 3C3t WashliiKton boulevard.
Owing to thi very recent death of Doctor
Wnpht, Captain Stanley's uncle, who for
merly lived In St- Louis, invitations to a
1 lrce rec-ptlon, which was to follow tho
wedding ceremony, were recalled last week
and all arransements for the wedding
The houso U to be decorated with chrys
anthemums, the drawing-room, where the
ceremony will be performed by tbe Rever
end Doctor Snted, btlng arranged with a
lunk of fern and flowcrK at the north end.
Miss Jane lllllesple, a cousin of the bride,
from Waco. Tex.. Is to bo tho only brldci
mali while Samuel W. Fordyce, Jr., will
assist Captain Stanley a9 best man.
Jlls Fordyce. who was the Veiled Prophet
Quet-n In 1S37, and who has been extremoly
popular during her suUeo,uent reign, will
wear a cown of ciepe In an ivory tint with
satin finlth, trimmed In Brussels point.
Only tho relatives and a very few inti
mate friends will w"Itnes the ceremony.
General Stanley, father of the bridegroom,
and hi.i daushter. Alt'. J'.5eihino Stanley,
nrrlved last Saturday from Washington, D.
C Mr and Mrs. Homer G. Fordjce of Chl
cviK", uncle and aunt of the bride, are alsj
hero for tli event. Mr. and Mrs. Itush
ton Fordyte of Chicago, who were married
last wek. will nrrivo this morning on their
way south for a bridal tour.
Tho bride and bridegroom expect to de
part this evening for a short trip In the
Southeast, at Captain Stanley has a
month's leaw. They hae Issued no at
homo cards, their stay In any place for the
net few months being indefinite and un
certain. Captain Stanley received his pro
motion fiom the Ucutvutncy lat August.
He has served for two jeara In the Phil
ippines. First of the debutante entertainments of
the season were the reception and ball given
vesterday afternoon and evening by Mrs.
John W." Harrison to Introduce Miss Flor
ence Harrison. The young woman, who
thus mado her formal roclal entry, was to
ha been a debutante of last winter, but
oulng to the death of n. relative, cards for
her Initial reception were recalled, and the
family gav no rntrrtnliiments at all that
season. Ils Harrison's debut this year
HI hvo all the more eclat by reason of
the delay. She served as maid uf honor
at the Veiled Prophet's ball this month,
and was one of the admired girls of tho
evening. Tall and stately In type. Miss Har
SHE TURNS TO THE STAGE.
Millionaire's Wife, Deserted, Ap
pears in Tights.
Doston. Oct. 2i Mrs. R. II. White. Jr.,
a shopgirl, who was married to the son of
the merchant prlnco and dcertcd by lilm
Ian December, has been compelled by stress
of circumstances to go on the stage. She
appeared to-night ns a drummer boy In
"The Cadet Girl" at the Columbia Theater.
"I suppose people may think that because
I have adopted stage life I am looking for
notoriety, but that Is not the case at nil."
she said. "It is necessary tcr me to earn
mv living, as my husband has done nothing
for my support. I havi- been unable to get
employment and have taken up tins busi
ness as a lat resort."
"Did not the court order our husband
to cay you $20 a week?"
"That Is true," said she. "but he has not
done so. Immediately after the settlement
of the case he sent me MO. but since then
he has not sent me a penny. I have been
utterly unprovided for and in order to get
a place to eat and sleep I have had to visit
at the homes of my friends."
The R. H. White Company's store In Bos
ton Is one of the largest In New England.
There Lucy Barllctt, a pretty girl of 17.
was a shop girl seven years ago. R. H.
"White. Jr.. the millionaire's young son, fell
in love with Lucy. Despite h!a father's op
position and threats, the young man mar
ried her in New York on August 30. ISM.
They seemed to he happy enough until last
autumn, when young Mrs. White accused
her husband of neglect said,, in effect, that
he was too attentive to other women. She
left him early In January last.
evening to Captain David Sheridan j?
Photogrnphed by Strama. Ji
rison hns a dignity and po!s that remove
her far from the crude and unformed
"bud" clam, ns well as a vivacity of man
rer that will win popularity for her with
both men and women. She Is well rtaJ and
The Harrison house, roomy and well-arranged
for larpe entertainments', was
trimmed with many pink roses and the cus
tomary grtons lat evening. A snillax cur
tain In the library bow window was draped
back to make room for tervhig tabic at
the reception, and utilized as a screen for
tho orchestra at nteht. Mrs. Harrison.
Miss Harrison and Miss Eugenie Mnnsur of
Carroll ton. Mo., constituted the receiving
party In tho afternoon. Mr. Harrison wore
gray crepe and lavender chiffon. The de
butante was tn white embroidered chiffon,
trimmed In silver applique, with a chfffon
gulmpo and sleeves during the reception,
which wert removed to form a decollete
bodice at night. Mlsa Mansur wore white
Krenndine ami ptarls.
Twenty girl friends of Miss Harrison
helped to serve at the afternoon function,
ten at a time. They were: JUs Drummond,
a debutante; Mlsa Maude Wells, a debu
tante; Miss Georgia Wright, a. debutante;
Miss Olive Simpklns, a debutantn; Miss
Llla Bimpson. a debutante: JHss Martha
Klackwetl. a debutante: Mts Sublett, Miss
Susan Thomson. Mla Klolso Ware. Mls3
Edith DeUtUId. Ml-8 Clara Loete, Miss
Mastey, Mis? Uoyd. Miss Blackman, Miss
May Scott. Miss Ilagncll and Miss Ford.
Settral matron friends of Mrs. Harrison
lent their assistance In various ways
throushout the roDlns. They wer: Mrs.
George Hoblltielle. Mrs. John A. Ockcrson,
Mrs. John C. Itobrts. Mrs. Calvin Llghtner,
Mrs. George Warren Urown. Mrs. Julius
Walsh Mts. It. It MontJgue, Miss White
and Miss Lilian White.
The nflemoon guests, while iorapo-ed
mainly of matrons, were not confined strict
ly to the marrlfd. but Included a number of
young women. mot of whom were also
asked to the ball.
In th- evmliiK the receiving parry tra.i
augmented by Miss Walsh, who wore a
white Brus.al lace frock, trimmed in small
white roses, nnd by Mr. John M. Harrison.
The lower east rooms were used for danc
ing. .-ilo the sp.icloti" hall. Tile guests
numbered about 3J of the joung people of
The marriage of Mr. Julia Floyd-Jones
and Mr. Frank Wright, formerly of .Ronton,
but lately of St. IjouIs. took place yestrr-d-iy
at i.oon. the Reerend Father Powera
oMcfatlns. Only a few friends witnessed
the rertmony. Mrs. Jor.e-'s residence, Xo.
Silt line street, was arranged with palms
and flowers, the parlor mant(. Ir)rroI.
banked on either side with fems as a
background for the bridal couple. A lunch
eon wan served Immediately after the cere
mony, after which Mr. nnd Mrs. Wright de
parted for an Eastern trip.
The bride wore a traveling gown of gray
broadcloth, with hat in plaque shape of
blacK and gray eivet. Mrs. Jones has been
a wMow for several years. She has one
daughter. 9 years old.
Mr. and Mrs." Charles Warren Barstowr
haver eent out cards for the marriage of
their daughter. Jessamine, to Mr. Wallaco
Delafleld Simmons, on Wednesday evening.
October 31 at Second Haptlst Church.
Mr. nnd Mrs. James Drummond are en
tertaining Mrs. James Wood of Allegheny.
Pa., at the Drummond country place. "Ken-.
w-oo.1 rami, near OiU Orchard. Mr. and
Mrs. Drummond will not open their town
house until late In the fall.
WANT POLYGAMY PROHIBITED.
Woman's Missionary Society Asks
for f'ouslitiitional Amendment.
Chicago. Oct. 2i The Woman's Home
Mi.sionnry Society. In session hfre. to-day
adopted a resolution asking Congress to
submit a connltutlonal amendment pro
The Columbia' jP1r mil.
"The Girl in the Moon" 13 th name of
Patrice s new sketch, presented at the Co
lumbia yesterday afternoon. It is described
on the playbills as a fairy Idyl by George
jolten Smith. The story told i.s that of a
worldly joung man who strolls through
'airits Glen" in the Catskills on a moon
lit night and yearns for the society or a
pretty girl. Miss Luna appears out of the
clouds and greets him In ardent fash'on.
l.oemaking follows, but the girl in tho
moon is frightened awav bv the approacn
of daylight and vanishes from view. Tho
dialogue Is on the facetious order, but the
effects, electrical and mechanical, are new
and unique. Patrice. It tray be said, has as
pretty a sketch as "A New Year's Dre.im."
which first brought her to the fore in
vaudeville. Donahue and Nichols introduce
a specialty that Is well calculated to please.
There Is dancing, singing and some very
clever acrobatic work. Miss Nichols Is quite
the prettiest and most fetching acrobatli
soubrette the Columbia has h'id. Iulse
Willis Hepner, peen here in some of Mr.
l.ederer's extravaganza", iang three songs
in an engaglrg manner. Sam Morris got
many a deserving laugh with his little
farcette. Ruby Do Yong. a. St. Louts girl,
who made her professional debut yesterday
and did rather well In spite of her embar
rassment: the Meeker-Raker comedy acro
bats;, the Tanakas, Japanese performers,
and Lou Wells, comedy musician, were well
received and come 10 to the established
Columbia standard. Tr.ere were other spe
cialties at the beginning of the show that
do not. Carroll Johnson's absence from the
bill waa due to a bad throat. It is an
nounced that he will be in condition to sins
"JANICE MEREDITH" A RIPPING
PLAY OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
Th getitleinnu In the next column will
tell jimi that the story of Janice Meredith's
Nt w J-t- doings W better for the stage
than tor a Hotel. So It Is.
Tub pla came nft at tin- Olvmplc Theater
last nighr. with the pietty English Mary
Minn' ling as the vmng American rebel. It
was tin- biggest sued ss ot two or thrts- se.i-s-oii.-.
It 1 n t t.ilr to i.sttm.itit "Janiiu Mere
dith" alt ag Willi "Uuliespterre" and "C-
. rauo tie iiercr..e, Mr la eacr. ol tnesf
eas.y thi re was a famous at t.ir aim rnui h
uirlil-nMi. aiHertliltig. In the present In-i
Munee in- actress is rattier new to niosi. vi
o-i. unit the phiy Is mi ni-w hat it basil t
worn off the rehe.irs:il m.irk-. Wh'r. iu
hejr that then- wan mule enteric,, more
laiiKhlnu. more honest applause lhi.i. any ot
the rect-n -talons' succe-M - nae had jou
will uudertantl the sort of sueets that the
fre-h piece u.id List night.
Tin- beginning in tt ail was In your school
days, wii-n ()u heard the teacher read tin
-dories of tin IiI.iIimus lle-ssian. the val
orous Washington aril his vim:) l)t-iiv,arr.
the lioMou Mnrbi'.r t.a .irt), the Tcrieh,
the surr.nder of Coinwallis ami the re-l
of it. For all of these jtar.s the audit nee
ot last right has been hungering. iiiit.on-sclou-ly.
of course, for some reiiv.il of
these scritol-duy enthusiasm and sympa
thies. How familiar it Ffenif! when the
Revolutionary names were rolled from toe
Hctors tongues! How much better it was
than the. fiHitlih talk we havt been having
all of th'se jeari about tolks wno 1 iiighl
In Franee .md had their liculs eut oil" n
eii.so tilt) were aristocrats 'In otner
thing is all rUhl enough, but with the Mine
kind of histoiy here at home It ft-em
iKld that no one ever went mi f tr as to put
the same i-rlod attractively before eager
e)ts and ears all ripe and ready for tne
You know the story? No? It run like
this: I.o)ul citizen of Jersey, one Meredith,
with a lovtly diuehter of 17. Add
a tiomi servant; lumisome young man .
who li.nl run av.ny from Eng- j
list: wealth and position for ,
some rejson not s i down In tho books. I
The colonists are rlsiiif there is talk of
taxation without representation, hidden
jsiwder, Io)al citizens, disloyal citizens and
all the test of It. Young Bond Servant
Joins the uprising, becomes a Colonel and Is
trusted by Washington, who. sj.I to tell,
does not :ipp-ar In the play. Daughter, by
name of Janlet, is loed by eiry man who
sees her. She makes ees at all of them,
but keeps the Rond Srn.mt in mtnd. Thero
ts soma shooting. mu-h shouting, oceans it
comedy, and ail, except the Knclish. are
happy ever after, ap history duiy relates.
Marv Mannerlng looks t-omewhat like
Julia ".Marlowe at times. Considered gen
erally, she come.s under the head of Just
Right. If you wero looking for blunders,
you would run smash against her smile, or
her curl, or her roguisn eye, or her soft
hand, er her wondrous skirts, or the bulg
'j hese cro some of the reasons that It Is
very dllncult. even if one were so Incllne-d.
to say mom things about Miss Mannerlnsa
It st emed a bit odd. watching her there in
her efforts to make trouble for the British,
and to ten the whole-souled manner iu which
the did it, to think that she was a Britisher
horn. And when she toated General Wash
ington she did It with as much vim as any
mother of Daughters or the Revolution
might be expect' d to do It.
Most of Janice In the play 1 like Janice
In the book Mile. Saris-Gene. She permits
nearlv everybody In trousers to make lovo
to her. although the play does not lermit.
her to encourage them quite so much as
tho book did. For which thanks nro due to
somebody. She and Tibbie are quite as kit
teni'h as one might, expect them, to be.
Thero are an amusing music practice and
somo needlework that afford five minutes
of honest fun. Miss Mannerlng's personal
success was ery great, but she and her
managc-rs have been wise enough not to
make the star a fixed one in the center ot
Flrs-t or all. joull be best pleased with
Burr Mclnto'h. one ot the Tevc actors- that
ever shouldered a musket for his country.
Mcintosh, whom we know best here in St.
Louts for his performance of tho Pike
Countv Sheriff in Nat Goodwin's "In Miz
xourn," went to Cuba with the flrst of tho
troops of the Spanish war. He fought, bied
n little, perchance, got the fever, almost
died, and came Jiack home to regain all of
his former 2S pounis and hb line p.jettlon
as an intelligent actor ot many parts, lie
plavs the foolish Philemon Hennlon. who.
by "your memory, tried hard to marry Ja
nice and didn't. ...
Mr. Mcintosh's country bumpkin Ls so
good that It occupies the stage all the time
tt ts on. whether the place be Infested with
redeoats. prettv women and brae men. or
whether It has'lt all by Itself. He ts a much
simpler, at least a Iej-s trafty. Philemon
than the book makes of him, and the result
is better. The Philemon of the story hnd
too much ner.se for the speeches that were
put In his mouth.
Tho exceedingly Important part of
Charles, the bondman, afterwards colonel
Rrereton. H lessened In the piay. Ho Is
strong enough In allusion, but too much
away in person. When he Is in view lie
shows pleasant dentistry, but the fire and
dash expected of the oung daredevil of
Paul Leicester Ford's book does not appear.
You feel that ho should be stealing horses
before your ecs or ripping the roof off
tho house, when he Is merely looking fool-1-hlv
tierc In the middle of the room. The
Charles of the story, as )OU will remem
ber was a wonderful pert-on here, there
and everywhere most ubiquitously. Mr.
Drouft makes frequent starts, but ho does
not always urric. ...... ,
There ts a flood of charm In the first and
second acts sweet with Janice and her
chummy Tabitha. The third act becomes
speedily strepent. There Is mild drunken
ness at -he start. This turns. In short or
der, to a court-martial that develops threats
of shootin within and much tiring with
out. There Is the trump of eoldier fet,
cries that Washington has crossed the Del
aware and is upon th- Hessians, shrieks of
3oyjjfrom Janice, and the dickens to pay
KTho act finishes like a Fourth of July
celcbratlon in a good election )ear. ir you
have a trace of patriotism In your blood It
will mount to your chetks when the fife
and drum plav "Yankee Doodle" for the
blue and buff chaps that march across Mr.
Short's stage at W cents a night. The pic
ture Is as good as the Shenandoah battle
scene In th- third act, but not so smoky.
Lonl Clowes, w-ell played by Mr. Ltp
man. ts merely present In the play. He Is
very actlvo in tho book. Tho loyal Mere
dith Is well pictured by Mr. Collins, but
the part is unfortunate In its forced al
lusions to many of the incidents that were
moving features or tne- snory.
For example. It would be difficult nnd per
haps undesirable realism to tar and feather
the "squiro on tho stage. Joe. so Important
In tho book, ts not so Impressively present
In the drama. Colonel Rahl. well played by
Mr. Ahrendt. stand out silhoiiettlshly in
the piny. Tho Sukcy of Ml"s Uernard waa
con)entionally :imulng, and the Tibbie
pla)ed by Miss Ricard. was not only a good
foil, but a well-acted piece of comedy nard
conditions to Impose upon a player.
Taken as an evening's plav acting, you'll
rather fancy "Janice Meredith."
SAW THE MEREDITH CURL
Not a vacant seat was to bo found down
stairs last night at the Olympic Theater, so
attractive did the Janice Meredith curl
prove. Tho boxes were not all filled. One
lower box contained Mr. and Mrs. ojhn
Jaanopoulo, their guest. Mrs. Carter of
Aberdeen, Mis., and Will J. Thornton. In
a stage box Mr. and Mrs. H. C Towrrsend
entertained friend. ;
Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace Nledring
haus and Miss Irwin Haywnrd and her es
cort chatted with frtois in the lobby for
some time before the play. Mrs. Niedring
liaus woro black spangled net.
Miss Myra Opel, who came with Edward
Handlan, woro one ot the novelties of the
evening in cloaks-a long new-market, with
deep Capuchin hood, all in a pale tint of
Doctor and Mrs. Laidley sat very rear tho
front. Mrs. Laidley wore a French gown of
deep blue striped silk, white lace applique,
and pink panne.
Miss Carroll AVest. in a frock of roe
crepe, white lace, and black velvet, sat en
the riRlit of the parquet with her eccort.
Mr. and Mrs. ZacH Tinker sat on the right
rear the boxes.
Miss SaLees Kcnnard sat next to tho
Flschel party with her escort. Mr. and Mrs,
Walker Evans did not arrive until late.
Charles Piatt and John Stafford Whifo
both escorted Mrs. Piatt, the three occupy
ing front parquet scats.
One fashionable party, came very. late-. -It
It liad teemed tn me, after readlnr "Jan
Ice Meredith." that Mr. Paul Leicester
Ford's story of the American Revolution
could b turned into a better play than it
hid made a novel.
It was so full, you know, of color and of
Ireident capable of being compressed to ad
vantage, and jet which mut needs b
drawn out to the perilous point when one
w r.te n liook of some .'-".0 pages. Ono of the
cardin d virtues of the stage ! that it
will not permit diffuiencs. Produce yonr
f n't-1 a word, a movement, a glance, a.
slap c.f the brush and on to the "Ilmat
with a fine fever of dlrectae". Ah. If men
v.. mid only write stories the sirae way!
And then tho character of Janice seemed
b'Jt-r suited to the foitlights than to the
'td'it radiance of the reading-lamp at
home Sh wnt such an Inconsequent an 1
viri'ib!.' little filbbrticlbb't-tfce daughter
of a Ti ry and a Tory herself when near-by
l:rlti!i oifieers were hnnd'ome; almost cap
able of huins any good-locking and ardent
suitor; won. finally, to Hrereton and th
canst, of th" Revolution only because Bre
retnii himself was no masterful and Gen-'
eral ;eorg 'WashlrRton was such an In
comparable "Jollier" of pretty c"quct:es.
? human a joung woman cannot but
s-how to bet advantage In the llesh-and-blood
of the drama.
1 mut Confess I had -my fears for th
Fonnes-Urereton man ns a hero. Even,
with his mvhtery of royal blood. ,and hl9
"tag" of high breeding, nnd his love of a
scrimmage, he was a saturnine rort of
chap in the book. Did you notice that it
was difficult to get him rid of the taint of
the bondman Fownes after h becamej
Colonel Rrereton of Washington's staff?
Well. I was afraid nt nil that. But I knew
lr. my soul when they once took him on the)
stage they'd fcmooth those things down
and bring out his good points and raako
much of his being an American officer and
work his Continental uniform for all It
was worth. Trust an aetor to show a hero's
best side to the people who pay to see
It Is somehow born In me to hats a Tory,
and et for the life of me I couldn't help
liking old 'Squire Meredith and Phil Hen
cltn. The pursy and comfort-loving 'Squiro
taught me how temptlns must Toryism
have been In those days that irted th
souls of patriot Americans. It was the olt
Mor)" the aristocrats seemed to be on on
ride and a lot of pestiferous Democrats on,
the other: and round-bellied men like their
ease. Toryism tits the chuckling and syba
ritic old 'Squire like a glove. And Phil
Hennlon, rising to Colonel in Cornwallis's
army, was a good-natured sort of country
bred lad of the Tony Lumpkin breed you
couldn't but warm to him Just for loving
Janice so dearly.
Anyway, I knew that all this Toryism
wouldn't bo allowed to show up In the play
as vttidly as In the book. "Twould never
do, because an American heart can't thrill
to Tories, and the dramaltzer couldn't usa
old 'Squire .Meredith and Phil as villains
having an Ideal scoundrel in the spy Lord
Clowe-and they being too valuable in their
comedy aspect at times. So I looked for
ward to seeing the 'Squire and Phil, two
very different American gentlemen on tho
stage from those whom I had met in tha
printed story. And I felt very confident,
too. that demure little Tibbie Drinker, tha
vivacious Janice's Quaker dram, had much,
fun In her that would come out at its besS
under the inspiration of the footlights.
The story of "Janice Meredith" has a tre
mendous stage value' In Its atmosphere. It
i-s the American revolution Ju--t as we used
to dream of it as children, beginning-, al
most, with the firing of "the ehot heard
round the world" at Lexington, carrying us
through all the perils of the patriot strug
gle, and ending gloriously with the sur
render of CornwalUs at Yorktown what a
period that is for us Americans to sea pic
tured before our very eyes In breathing and
vital form! AU this, you know, in addition
to a story wherein the course of true lova
Is as rocky as the traditional road to Dub
lin. I set mo back to enjoy a. very delight
ful evening, only praying that all of ua
might be enabled to keep our upswelUns
Americanism within decorous bounds.
When yon have read a novtl which yoa
know Is to be put on, the stage it Is an in
teresting amusement to figure out how yoa
wish to see It done. I suppose that thou
sands have Indulged In this pa.itlmo in tha
case of "Janice Meredith." To me It seemed
that there shouldn't be much made of tha
earlier part of the story, when Brereton oS
the Continental army was Fownes. the cov
enant servant of tho Merediths. This could
be soon disposed of and the story taka all
the swing of the lighting and love-makinjr
which follow. There's no lack of effective
situations-Janice's hiding of Brereton from
the British, his escape and recapture un
der circumstances that seem to point ta
treachery on her part: his reckless att. nd
ante at the British military ball in Phila
delphia, resulting In his arrest and tha
strong rceno with Mrs. Loring; tho More-1
dtths' dinner with General and Mrs. Wash
ington; the forceful climax of tho close) ot
tho siege of Yorktown and the pretty meat
ing and final understanding between Brere
ton and Janice these are but a few of tha
many fine opportunities for dramatic, effeot.
I could not see how any curtain of tha
evening could fall to faU on a most "tell
Not having the question of flnaneos to '
consider. I nlo figured out a largo and
brilliant cart for "Janice" on tho staga. A
lino array or da.ihlng British officers would
I have, with the likable Major Andre well
In the foreground. The s-veral gatherings
of General Washington and 'his staff and
other Continental ofilcers I'd make histor
ically memorable, and I'd see to It that tha
Immortal George and Mrs. Washington
were ably presented. Our George should
havo at least as good a showing as wo
have been giving Napoleon In tho numer
ous Napoleon plays of which Mme. Rejane
was the beginner. And every stage-setting
of that glorious tlme-,wcll. If thero was
a Henry Irving anywhere in our great and
free Republic, he should havo charge oC
tho stage-management and picture-effects
of these days of the Republic's birth. This
Is how I felt about the dramatized present
ment of Mr. Paul Leicester Ford's story
of our Revolution. And then I betook ma
to st-o tho play, feeling reasonably conn
dent that I was not to be disappointed
consisted of Mr. and Mrs. James Drum
mor.d, their guest. Mrs. James Wood, of Al
legheny; Miss West, George Markham. Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Walker and Allen West.
They occupied seats near the front of tha
Mis- Cook, radiant In white ostrich boa
and a big white-feathered aigrette in her
hair, camo with Edward Preetorius. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph D. Bascome chaperoned
Miss Barstow and Wallace Simmons In tho
parquet. Another group consisted of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Malllnckrodt and Doctor ,
and Mrs. Campbell Smith. Tho women wera
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kllpatrick had In
their charge a bevy of young girls, their
two daughters and several school friends.
Robert Burton escorted Mrs. J. I D.
I.eo Byrnes brought Miss Mlmi Rerthold.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harding reached
their parquet seats just ns the curtain rose.
Miss Grace Frank and Mr. Al Frank
spent a few moments with friends In tha
leibby before the play.
Others in ,j,e lower house were: Mr and
Mrj Saunders Fo-ter, Mrs. William Marion.
McCall. Mrs. William Ware. Edwin Puller
Miss Gerda I.u)tle.s. Miss Grace Dodd. Mrl
and Mr?. Ate-r Pieree Stive An.o. c- ,-.-
I Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nolker. Miss Mary Rlch-
.-.. -or. ano. jira. ejnanes Rebman. Au
gust Nleman. Mls Jessie Lienor. Miss AI
by Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Blssell Ware, Mr
and Mrs. John Schroers. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Cottimhis Smith ATle T ii. -nn.,..-
more. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Whlttcmore.
wiuer esx. jusb aucIo Keller. Elgin
onjujl", l-ierre i-iaiuito, H'.IM KUEUCT. MUUI
Queen Rumcy. Mr. ani Mr.- George S.
Johns. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Elliott. Jr.. Mls
Emma Whitakcr, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert