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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. tfOTE 23. 1902.
THE. ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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Charles W. Knapp, President and Gen. Met.
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which have been made concerning the Indifference to
the natural growth of the city by those who are well
able to build mercantile houses and homes. An in
crease of over 75 per cent in the cost of buildings is
sufficient evidence of the improvement.
Two fires which occurred last winter emphasized n
lack of rigid execution of the laws. In one of these
catastrophes seven firemen were killed by falling walls
in a building which had been condemned. Last year
the Inspectors reported that SIS buildings were un
safe and of these 133 were put in shape.
In another, eleven persons were burned to death.
ITnited Mine Woikcrs of the United States. A na
tional convention will meet in Indianapolis July 17,
when delegates from all the boft coal fields will de
termine the course of the organization. The miners
now in a strike will ask thos-c who are at work and
who have no grievances to quit. I
Before a, general strike can be enforced, contracts Ii
between employes and employers in nearly evi-ry
"Western district must be broken. Miners in Illinois,
Ohio. Indiana, Kentucky and Kansas have no com
plaints of their own. They are working under scales
which have been arranged by the unions with the op-
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
most of them because of the lack of fire escapes. Of ; era tors. The contracts are agreements which make a
C17 buildings which were without fire escapes, only
eighty were equipped. This is a percentage of im
provement which is scarcely perceptible. Prosecutions
basis of business operation.
To break them at the behest of men who are en
deavoring to establish the risht to make contracts
should be instituted against the remaining -137 viola- j would be a breach of faith which would be the btrong
Vol. fU No. 358
CIRCULATION DURING MAY,
Charles W. Knapp, General Manager of The St. Louis
Republic, beirig duly sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of the dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of May, 1S02, all In regular
(dittoes, was as per schedule below:
tors. The risk to human life is too great for trilling.
The recommendations of the Commissioner are
worthy of note. In many basements there are scores
of persons employed. The surroundings are unwhole
some and should be bettered. If legislation can bring
reform, it: should be passed. The penalty clau-.es of
the building ordinances should be amended to conform
with the Stale law, thus enabling violators to be pun
WILL IT STAND DICTATION?
To-morrow's State Convention of Republicans will
be instructive to every citizen of Missouri. It will
determine whether the Republican organization N
definitely aligned with the lobby or has the courage
to declare its freedom from this influence.
That this paramount issue is recognized by the
est argument for the mine owners. The integrity of
contracts is at the bottom of industrial progress. Any
organization, whether it lie a union of labor or of
capital, which discredits its own word by breaking a
contract courts defeat.
It is baldly probable that the Western miners will
consent to depart from the path of honor. Their rep
utation docs not lend color to such a possibility. Sym
pathetic strikes may be used as agents of industrial
warfare and have some show of reason, but not when
they involve a breach of faith.
In a recent editorial the "Washington Star takes
occasion to note the hearty desire of American cities
to entertain President IIoo-.rvelt in the course of his
autumn tour, remarking that this desiie is felt by
political friends and foes alike and that it is due to
1SV BATARD TAYLOn.
This famous teas, commonly talleJ the "Bedouin I.ivo Sons." is frum "rooms of the Orient."
first published about fort -rive, years ago. It has been set to music and 1? a favorite with pololsts.
ROM the Dcrort I come to thee
On a stallion shod with lire;
And the winds are left behind
In the spied of my desire.
Under thy window I utar.d.
And the midnight hears ray cry:
I Invo thee. I love but thee.
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold.
And the stars arc old.
And the lcavey of the Judgment
Look from thy window or.d see
My passion and ray pain;
I li on the sands below.
And 1 faint in thy disdain.
Let the night winds touch thy biow
"With the heat of my burning sigh.
And melt thec to hear the vow
Of a love that shall not die
Til the sun grows cold.
And the stars are old.
And the leaves of the Judgment
politicians in control of the party is apparent to every j American respect for the ofiice of Presideut ami for
disinterested person who has kept informed of condi- the man who occupies it. This is the simple truth,
tions. Numerous conferences which have been held , and it was upon this truth that the Business Men's
signify much. There is a wider divergence among ' I.easue acted, through Secretary Saunders, in iuvit-
4 Sunday 118,270
5 -. 111,770
11 Sunday 118,310
17 U4 20
18 Sunday.'.'.'.. .'ll9i340
25 Sunday 120,280
Total for the month 3,547,350
Let? all copies (polled, la printing; left over or
Net number distributed 3,49,240
Average daily distribution 112,233
And said Charles W. Knapp further rays that the num
ber of copies returned and reported ursold during the
menth of May was CSS per cent.
CHAS. W. KNAPP.
Bworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of
"J. F. FARTSH.
Notary Public. City of -St. Louis, Ma.
My term expires April 26, 1905.
n? I ho St. Louis carrier force of Tho Republlo
t'clivermorethtn 54,000 copies every day. This
Ie nearly four times as many as any other morn
ing newspaper delivery In St. Louis and moro
then twice as many as any mornlns or evening
WORLD'S 1 904 FAIR.
WHO WILL WIN?
Announcements from tho Whito House indicate
that President Hoosevclt has not given up all hope
of helping Cuba. It Is claimed that he will even go
so far as to call an extra session of Congress in or
der to secure definite action on reciprocity measures
for the island.
Doubtless the President has been encouraged by
the Btrong indorsements which he has received in the
South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas conventions. In
each he has been applauded In a way to leave no
doubt concerning tho attitude of the Republicans of
At tho same time, the Senators from those States
havii aligned themselves against the President. They
are in the position of men out of harmony with their
party at home. They have joined the cabal against
tho renomination of President Roosevelt and may be
depended upon to encourage Senator Hanna "in his
All together, the probability of a split Republican
party is Increasing. The high moral position which
lias been assumed by the President can be assailed
only for monopoly reasons by the extreme protec
tionists who are opposed to Roosevelt. It is primari
ly a contest between principle and the greed of selfish
partisans. The American people in all consistency
:ire with the President on this Issue. Tho sacrifices
which they have made for Cuba demand a further
demonstration of unselfish national honor in their be
halfsomething which the clique of Republican
manipulators in Congress is determined to prevent.
AS A LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Within the past few months the SL Louis live
stock market has demonstrated time and again that
'increased facilities for handling stock must be pro
vided for the constantly growing trade. Though
$500,000 has already been spent to meet this demand,
ft is probable that as much more will be required
within the next twelve months to keep pace with the
Of course, there is a reason for this. During the
jiast week the prices paid for live stock on this market
have .been higher than on the Chicago or Kansas City
market, both of which are only worthy rivals of our
own stock yards. Cattle and hogs have brought bet
ter returns here repeatedly.
St. Louis packers can afford to do this when the
central location and advantageous traffic arrange
ments of the local market are considered. The packing-houses
in East St Louis have Increased their
capacities, h'ew firms, are Investing and will enter
.into competition. The improved railroad facilities
which have added so much to the Importance of St.
Louis make this city more of a central market than
' ever before.
This growth of the stock yards Is only one feature
of the development in the local Industrial field. The
.new factories, the increased capitalization of whole
sale houses, the doubled value of financial stocks and
the other evidences of material improvement are
.familiar to the world. They all help to make the
New St Louis.
XOCAL BUILDING CONDITIONS.
- Building Commissioner Longfellow's report to the
City Council is worthy the careful study of. every
property owner In St Louis. Great as has been the eelved much encouragement and sympathy from the
,.w,.cul ,u U.UIUIW.1UC11 i ueeu mra stricter public both because- of their willingness to arbitrate
the Missouri Republicans than there has ever been
over any distinct issue of principle.
State Chairman Akins in his convention call has
left no doubt as to the position now occupied by the
party. A few excerpts will furnish a basis upon
which to judge the work of the convention. Read the
Thn convention win meet unincumbered bv
dealy. Intrigues or prearranged slater. The
convention should alo recognize the fact that it
I the highest tribunal of the parts, and It has th
richt to formulate the policy of the party anil
to pS3 upon every question of public cr rafty
Interest. It should have the courage to. clear the
political atmosphere and champicn the cause of
the people and define its position so clearly that
every voter In the State, younjr and old. may
know where it stands on all questions cf publio
interest. This will bo a contention of the r-eorle.
whose representatives will rtand no dictation.
Let the party demonstrate by its public
acts that it deserves success, then appeal to tho
In view of facts which have been made public dur
ing the past mouth, this statement becomes part of
history. May 23, a month before the convention
date, a conference was held in the oflice of the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad. Several of the Republican
bosses were in attendance. Colonel William H.Phelps
was on hand, with Colonel It C. Kerens, the Re
publican National Committeeman. Nathan Frank,
proprietor of a Republican organ and at the head of
the delegation to the convention from the Twenty
second Ward" in this city, attended. Former United
States District Attorney E. A. Rozier, who was a
candidate against Chairman Akins, was there. Frank
D. Roberts, recently appointed a Collector of Internal
Revenue and who was supposed to represent Mr.
Akins, was among the conferees gathered by Colonel
Were any "deals, intrigues or prearranged slates'
the result of this conference? Nothing else can ex
plain the meeting. The next day Mr. Rozier informed
his friends that he was out of the race. The second
day the Republican organs published the reason
therefor. They said that In the conference which,
be It remembered, was held In the offices of the Mis
souri Pacific an "agreement" had been made where
by, in consideration of Mr. Rozler's withdrawal, the
State Convention would take no action upon the
United States Senatorshlp. "Mr. Akins and Mr.
Kerens," announced the Globe-Democrat editorially,
"will enter the campaign In perfect harmony."
The fact that the conference was held in the of
fice of the Missouri Pacific and under the direction of
Colonel William H. Phelps was suppressed. How
ever, it was announced that Howard Gray of Car
thage, a relative of Colonel Phelps, would bo made
vice chairman of the State Committee and that Kerens
would name three of the five members of a new
wrinkle called the Executive Committee.
Mr. Akins repudiated the "agreement," claiming
that Mr. Roberts did not represent him.
Here Is a state of affairs in the Republican party
which leaves nothing to the Imagination. The facts
arc admitted. Either this "agreement" must be re
pudiated by the convention and a man nominated for
the Scnatorship or tho party stands convicted as the
tool of the lobby.
Unless this is done, the convention will align Itself
with the minority In the General Assembly a minori
ty which has never faltered in its subservience to
Colonel Phelps and the railroad lobby.
Where docs the party stand?
ANOTHER MASON JOKE.
Senator William E. Mason has announced that he
U "strong" in the South and therefore will run for the
Republican nomination for President all dependent
fortunately, on his success in securing a re-election to
his present position.
Evidently he intends to get "strong" in the North
if a bill which he introduced the other day has an
underlying purpose. It would be more charitable to
suppose that this latest product of his genius is su
perinduced by the unusually hot weather in Washing
ton. His bill provides that money shall be advanced out
of the Treasury of the United States to pay the ex
penses of members of the G. A. R. who may be de
sirous of attending the forthcoming annual encamp
ment in Washington and who may not be financially
able to pay their own expenses.
Probably Senator Mason regards this astounding
legislative proposition with all seriousness. He thinks
It would be very fine for the public treasury to pay
the hotel bills, the transportation and the various
necessary extras of the old soldiers who may wish
to enjoy the pleasures of the reunion.
j.nere wouia certainly De a large encampment. It
would add to the enjoyment of the occasion If be
would Include tho Woman's Relief Corps and the
Sons of Veterans, a feature which he seems to haTe
As the Senator was not In the war, he may pos
sibly believe that the soldiers will rally to his support
now that he has declared his wishes. As a bidder
for popularity with the masses against the bosses, he
Is certainly a wonder. He stands in his own class.
There is none like him.
WHAT OF THE CONTRACTS?
If labor unions expect fair treatment they must
make their own position defensible. Up to the present
time the strike of the Pennsylvania miners has xe-
ing Mr. Roosevelt to visit St. Louis next September.
To entertain the President of the United States is a
high honor, and St. Loui will appreciate the honor
and see to it" that President Roosevelt Is welcomed
with a cordiality and dignity in keeping with the occasion.
In the Congressional campaign of 1002 and the
Presidential campaign of 1004 the alignment is that
cf the Republican party, the tariff and the trusts
against the people. If all signs don't fail, the evil
triumvirate will be overthrown and the American
people again rule supreme.
Republican "harmony" at the Suite Convention in
Jefferson City this week may be achieved if one fac
tion is enabled to effectually "knife" the other Into
helplessness. This is about the only system of har
mony the Republicans of Missouri have ever adopted.
Sly steps arc nightly driven.
By the fever in my breast.
To hear from thy lattice breathed
The word that shall give me rest.
Open the door of thy heart.
And open thy chamber door.
And ray kisses shall teach thy lips
The love that shall fade no more
Till the sun grows cold.
And the stars are old.
And tho leaves of the Judgment
PANAMA GROWS IN FAVOR
WITH THE BEST DRESSERS.
rrarked the President. A few minutes later
he sucgestcd to his visitor that they take
r. v.-a!!:. The visitor acquiesced. They
started out early in the afternoon. Mr.
Roosevelt cut out the pace from the start
end kept it up until the Englishman, lone
r.nd powerfully limbed though he was, had
to go to bed to recover from his exhaustion,
a legitimate place in the economy of fash
ion ana is no longer 10 be regarded at a
The Fopm f Reciprocity.
The senatorial opponents of reciprocity with Cuba have
shown a strength and taken a stand which threatens the
defeat of all legislation on the subject. Their exact at- 1 "fad." Thus it is that the Panama hat is
titudo la veiled with somo obscurity. It Is now said that becoming more popular as the summer
they are opposed to the House bill which was carried weeks t,-o. and thoswho once derided
by their friends: that they are against the removal or the U nre nt"v amonS the enthusiasts over its
differential duty on refined ugar by which 1 they WSC,Sl.tetWdh
proposed to hit the Sugar Trust; and that they stand forit appeared to many that it would pro-re
a rebate and rebate alone. If this Is correct they are only transient, because expensive, shrend
equally against Republican policy and Democratic ground. . dealers foresaw that the demand would
These Senators arc wrong. They have assumed a mis- I survive the early stage of ridicule, and they
taken and, as we believe, an Indefensible position. They laId ln a blS supply. Their business fore
have arrayed' themselves against the appeal of the Pres- slsSt lf.provln.F ery Pro"taIb!e- "there V?
ident and the sentiment of tho country. What is still more fXnaZT two'sTS deal'
unfortunate and deplorable, they have blinded them- . era have been compelled to duplicate their
reives to the obligations and the mandates of the great ' early orders,
national policy of continental leadership and political . Owing to Its cost, tho genuine Panama
fellowship and commercial bonds upon which our country nat nl" net become a popular heaasear
The Panama hat "craze," if such a term
bo proper in describing a fancy which has
taken hold of good dressers, bids fair to
outlafot the brief season predicted for it at
tha commencement of summer by thosfi
conservatives who look with disfavor upon
an Innovation. In the end
itt wnlflnr nnrt IndTilrcnro tins
:,. " . -N. . ri"V ""::".. ":... lure 01 minions 01 money. There was con-
wii at tne expense en wiose wnu aiiect me virirrihi. ?Ti,,it ,v3. , .. . 7.7
new style, it is the Invariable rule that the s SAf" 5 had
C,"S,e ;?.SCAfre",.P' " "Tf'if: I " nator Bacon offered a further
cvye--""" --" ..... i.u.1 .. .. ; amendment to the amendment.
United States Senators freouentlv lndnii-
after a 'eaon ta rtal rcpartee whfn 'trussUng with
nos-Iblv of eheTrl rxccu,i Problems Involving the expendl
i.'.. ture of millions of money. There was con-
entered ln 1538. Tho nation ought to go forward; they
propose that It shall go backward. It ought to tako tho
full advantage of its new rolations; they propeso that It
shall renounte and throw It away. v
Donna to Deal Jnstly With Cnbru
Apart, however, from all considerations of economical
advantages, the United States Is bound in honor to deal
Justly with Cuba. Congressmen do not hestiute to cite
the Cuban Republic as a remarkable Instance of unsel
fishness on the part of this country, but until the Cubans
are given a chance- to produce and trado at a reasonable
profit In short, to make something to live on the philan
thropic work is incomplete. It Is tantalizing, not satisfy
ing, to the beneficiaries. It U as if a professed philan
thropist were to quarter a lot of orphans in a great
modern housa and give them nothing to cat. Tho favor
which the Cubans are pleading for, aside from Its ab
solute justice. Is nothing to the American people, while It
means happiness and prosperity to the Cubans. They
with tha working or middle classes Its
price puts It beyond the reach of all but
those with fat purses. But there are Pan
ama hats and Panama- hats. A genuine
Panama hat of medium quality can be pur
chared for $23. and from that up t UX, the
price paid for one of the linest quality and
workmanship -recently by Jean de Reszkc,
the tenor. King Edward VII cheerfully
paid'$l'j0 for one, and ex-Secretary of the
Treasury Gage bought one for SiW. These
are extravagant prices, however, paid for
hats of undoubted quality and finish, and
even at that may b regarded as factitious.
A Panama of fine quality and norkman&hip
may be purchased for $100. There are. of
course, base imitations which are sold as
low as to to $10.
The genuine, high-priced Panama Is made
ln one piece, and tha liber is so deftly
woven as to defy detection of the point
where tho strands join. The name of the
hat Is somewhat of a misnomer, for the
genuine article Is made ln Colombia and
Ecuador, South America. The material
are at present given a government, and the experiment',, i ,'ithpr th.. tn of naim inv.. n-
Is beir.5- watched with suspicion by some people and with rare crass Indigenous to the country. Tha
hopes and good wishes by a vast number of others; but natives are very deft In weaving this ma-
uniers reciprocity Is exttnded, the United States may
as well give them a stone.
Presiding Officer Fre: "The question is
on tre amendment of the Senator from
Georgia as amended by the Senator from
"As will bo amended by the Senate," In
terjected Senator A'.drich.
"As will be accepted by the Senate." re
torted Mr. Spoouer, with a decided accent
Senators laughed, and the official report
ers, exercising- their own discretion, omitted
Representative Hopkins of Illinois has a
doleful tale of his experiences with an ex
pensive Panama hat. The first day he
bought it a gust of wind blew It from his
head while he was riding to the Capitol on
a street car. He had to pay an extra fare,
chase the hat two squares and be subjected
to no end of guying by his congressional
Two days later he was coming down from
the Capitol In a car during a heavy fall of
rain. When he reached the corner nearest
his hotel ho took the hat from his head,
tucked It away under his coat and made a
bareheaded dash for the hotel. The rain
was coming down In sheets. As he reached
the sidewalk he came in contact with a
crowd around the hotel entrance, and when
under cover he drew out his much-prized
hat to And It so badly crushed that it re
sembled a played-out accordion rather than
tho headpiece of a would-be distinguished
and dignified Senator. It is now ln the hos
pital and will soon be for sale.
BY A HUMORIST.
vt York 1 Smoky To-Dnj.
Soft-coal smoke is changing the appearance and very
character of the metropolis. It Is converting It from one
of the cleanest of the great cities of the world Into the
dirtiest. It is blackening tho buildings and begriming
tho face of the community. It is impairing the Value of
hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of unsold merchan
dise, ruining household furnishings by the tens of millions,
smearing the face and hands and clothing of 4,000.000 peo
ple, driving tho home population Into the country earlier
than usual and In vastly greater numbers, and keeping
hosts of people away who would otherwise visit the city
on business and pleasure. It is lowering the moral tone i
of the city by furnishing the municipal authorities an ex
cuse for winking at violations of laws that wero enacted
for the preservation of the cleanliness and health of the.
people. Three weeks more of the abominatior will Inflict
a loss upon New York from which It will take years to
Southern Estimate of General Wo oil.
Attempts to Injure the character and reputation of men
like General Leonard Wood will prove futile. General
Wood is a gentleman and a soldier of the highest char
acter. His administration of affairs in Cuba has been just,
wise and clean, and he is held in the highest regard by
the Cubans. Wood Is a splendid tpecimen of American
manhood, and he has worthily won all the honors which
havo come to him. .
Seems Roach on the Settler.
About 73.000,000 acres of arid lands are to be reclaimed
and made to blossom as the rose under the provisions of
the recently enacted irrigation bill. The Job will cost from
J3 to $10 per acre, which, according to the eager advocates
of the measure, will be paid by settlers, not by the Gov
ernment. Since the land to be Irrigated will belong chiefly
to land grant railroads. It Is not easy at first sight to
discern where the settler comes ln as a reimbursing agent.
enforcement -of the ordinances.
The estimated cost of all new buildings la the last
fiscal year was1 $12376,750, as compared with $7,316,
J)27 the year before. Tils la c refutation 0 the charges
and the general peaceful methods which they have
This state of affairs Is threatened by the proposi
tion that a national strike-shall be ordered by the
"You deny that you plagiarized your play?"
"Emphatically," said the French poet, languildly.
"But there are some passages that seem strangely
"The author should
finding fault with me."
Ey Wireless Cable Trom Our Special Correspond
ent. Wllberforce Jenkins. Esquire.
It is said upon reliable authority that
when 3Ir. J. Pierpont Morgan and King
Edward went into a pleasant little game
of bridge at Ambassador Choate's recent
affair the band began to play "God Save
airs. Cold-Steel of Pittsburg, who wrote
last month for terms at a London hotel for
coronation week, received a reply by re
turn mall. What the reply was can but be
Judged by airs. Cold-Steers response on a
po-Jtal to the hotel manager, which ran as
"Sir, I did not a?k you -what the Boer
war cc4 I asked for your terms for a
sirgle rsum, without board, for the corona
tion week. Kindly cable figures ta Cold
The Emperor of Germany Is said tn hnv
terial, and will retain or rssume Its shape had a narrow escape last week. It seems
under tha most severe strain to which it that when His Majesty heard that nvinr
may be subjected. A genuine perfect or the Jewels ln the British crown had
Panama of the best quality should be so turned out to be Rhinestones, he uearly
closely v oven es to appear practically 1 died a-laushlnc.
smooth to tha eye and touch. It is made It Is denied by the parties most concerned
in one piece, and if the worltman has se- that air. and Mrs. Wigslnity-Jones of Buf-
lectea ine proper material ana nas clone,
his work well It should be possible for the
hat to be rolled up Into a compass small
enough to be passed through an ordinary
linger ring without damaging the hat or
spoiling Its shape In the least.
Panama 13 the shipping port for thero
hats, from which thiy are sent to all parts
of the civilized earth. The streets are
lined with the cstablisuments of "hat brok
ers," and at present nearly half the popula
tion of the city is engaged, in one capacity
or anotler, ln assisting to further the very
profitable "craze" of the Americans and
terial. especially the women, who are most
ly engaged In the manufacture of the bats.
Tho making of one hat by a nativa who un
derstands his business, occupies neeks. Con
trary to popular impression, the hats are
cot woven under water. The material,
however. Is thoroughly soaked before use.
to render the fiber soft and pliant, to en
able it to ba woven without cracking or
Thoro aro good reasons for the popular
ity of Panamas with those who can afford
the best. A good Panama can be worn a
lifetime. Is light and exceedingly comfort- '
able to the head, can be blocked to any
shape, can be cleaned at little expense and
w?in aosoiuieiy no ueirimene to me ma- 1
WILL SELL HIS PANAMA.
congratulate himself Instead of
Depends on the Point of View.
"It's my opinion that marriage Is a failure,
"You are decidedly wrong." replied the popular clergy
man. "My June wedding fees will buy my wife's clothes
for a year."
t.i. . 1"?l,"t Hofn"nn an Expert Machinist.
islle. 3 Weekly.
Josef Hofmann. the pianist, has secured a patent for an
Improvement of the steam engine. Strangely enough, this
wonderful young musician Is an expert machinist, and has
already secured two patents for mechanical appliances at
The Punishment Fits (he Crime. t
July Eknart Set.
"Whafs the penalty for blgamyr
-..... . JL
Washington, June 22. Since the recent ex
plosion in the War Department over the
disclosures made by Senator Culberson in
the Senate with wh.ch army headquarters
were charged. Lieutenant General allies has
ce-used to be communicative.
"I see the debate on the Philippines bill
is fairly under way In the House," re
marked a caller to the General Saturday
"I am not being interviewed on tba Phil
ippines now," replied General Miles, stiffly.
The friendship of President Roosevelt and , P'-"0 wcr, to be present upc
tho Honorable Michael Henrv Herbert. lon- and the lne is said
Great Britain's nrwly designated Ambassa
dor to tlus country. Is based on the fact
that their tastes are congenial and that
each possesses a physique buiit up from
a naturally weak body. When Mr. Herbert
was attached to the British Legation here
he lived not far from the housa of Mr.
Roosevelt, who was then Civil Serv.ce Com
missioner. The two frequently took long
walks ln the hilly country surrounding
Washington, and more than once It Is said
that the President endeavored to tire out
his somewhat taller, though not so vigorous,
companion and failed. In explanation of
hjs love of waStlne. air. Herbert used to
refer to the custom followed by English
gentlemen of dally inspecting their estates
falo. X. Y.. have declined to attend thn
coronation unlers they are permitted to
wear Buffalo robes Instead of those pre
scribed by the King's chief equerry of the
tailor shop. air. and airs. Wlgginlty-Jones
have written to the Klnff hlmse.f to say
that they will come in bathing suits if re
quired, rather than miss tho show.
In the BO-as-you-please laurel race air.
William Watson has been declared the win
ner by seven stanzas, five couplets and a
line. air. Alfred Austin, the champion light
weight poet of the empire, was left at the
post, while air. Rudyard Kipling proposes
to confine himself to an exhibition run to
be brought off later.
Mr. Andrew Lang has gone fishing for
The absence of Lord Rector Carnegie
from the coronation festivities has cautcd
much uneasiness in RumpIeton-on-SwIfce.
Jt is believed that air. Carnegie has. by
this act. indicated his disapproval of Eng
lish literature, and since the Rumpleton-on-Swlke
Public Library Association has been
founded to encourage English literature, it
is feared that the request of its trustees for
a 1C0.OOO pounds library building will not
be met by a return check.
The departure of Mr. J. P. aiorgan for
"Venice on the eve of the coronation festivi
ties is regarded as a singularly gracious
act. It might mar the pleasure of the
function if the chief mortgagee of the em
pire were to be present upon such an occa-
to be Quite an-
preciative or tne American s delicacy.
The report that air. Waldorf Astor is to
be made a peer, with the title of Karl
Oscar of Waldorf, lacks confirmation.
When the King was asked to make Eeer
bohm Tree a Knight he is said to have an
swered that. In view of air. Tree's success
ful career as a theatrical manager, he
should be made "a hundred knights, not
to mention the matinees." What will come
of the suggestion Is as yet unknown.
air. Chauncey at. Depew's arrival in Lon
don to attend the coronation festivities has
been hailed arlth a laughter which indicates
a fine British appreciation of American hu
mor. As the representative of Puck. Judge
and Life. Mr. Depew will receive tho raus'
distinguished attention from Rritoin. n,
humorous society. The British Hon will raar
THE WEDDING DAY" AS
REVIVED AT DELMAR.
In spite of fretful delays, due. no doubt,
to a first parformance, "The Wedding Day"
was given in a sprightly and most credita
ble manner at the Delmar. It was evident
at the very beginning that the organiza
tion was making the effort of Its career.
There was a newcomer In the cast. too.
Riley Hatch, of "Burgomaster" fame. H
worked hard, and he held his own. Inter
est centered in the Lucille of Maude vilil
lanis; the Rose aiarie of Carrie Reynolds
and Poiycop of J. Clarence Harvey.
About three years ago Lillian Russell.
Delia Fox and Jefferson de Angelis sang
these roles in St. Ixuts. Without makins
comparisons it Is worth while to note that
aiirs Williams and ailJH Reynolds made tho
most of their opportunities. Mr. Harvey was
clnays busy, but he didn't get all the laughs
due his part. Miss Williams sang extremely
well. She looked nice, she acted with dis
cretion and she reemed to be in an extreme
ly pleasant mood. Little Miss Reynolds was
also happily cast and was at all times viva
cious, ailro Delamotta had little to do as
Raoul. Planchette. the baker's assistant,
was distinctly funny as impersonated by
Edwin A. Clark.
The performance lacked spontanlety 'n
the early part of the entertainment. In thi
second act. however, thinjs began to go
better, and at the last the audience found
It all uncommonly funny.
Some of the scenic effects were startling'.
Tho military camp in the last act. for ex
ample. The tents In the background seemed
very real, and the martial atmosphere was
everywhere In evidence.
The Buchler-Kcmble-Rlslng' company
braved the dilliculties of an al fresco pro
duction and revived "Vlrginlm," in an ac
ceptable manner at Kcrncr's Garden last
night. Ricr.ard Bue-hler appeared as Vir
gir.tus and Lillian Kemble was seen as Vir
ginia. Robert Barrett impersonated Applus
Claudius. The performance was the best
5 given by this orgmization.
Isabel and aianewal head the list at Has
hagen's Park this week. Their banjo spe
cialty Is easily the best feature of the bill.
Otners In the olio are Blanche Boyer, aia
rion and Dean, Rilla Willard. Harry Ward
and Juhn Max.
Unless the crowd at the Suburban Gar
den last night was more apathetic than
the applause would seem to Indicate. It
will lose no tirm in setting the town talking-
of the bicvele act of Hill and bilviany.
Hill, although his name would hardly tell
It, i a Frenchnan, and has been in this
country about a. twelvemonth. Mrs. Hill, or
"Silvlany." is a pretty little woman, ai
agile as a cat. and with a superabundant
nerve. After seme trick riding, none or
which Is ordinary, although done on an
"ordinary" bicycle. Hill mounts a flight of
about twenty steps and rides down on a.
single wheel, which has no gear except a
pair of pedals. When this was repeated with
his wife on his shoulders, the crowd shud
dered at first and then applauded explo
sively. no Irwin and Walter Hawlev Introduce a
sketch called "Caught With the Goods"
that serves merely as a peg upon which to
hang a string of clever lines. A medley and
one of Sister May's capital "coon" songs
foilovv. Hawley does well as an inebrjateel
clubman, whlic aiiss Irwin plentifully sus
tains her reputation as a comedienne.
Waterbury Brothers and Tenny, good old
vaudeville standbys. scored a hit of large
proportions. They have changed their act
in many respects and happily hit upon some
comedy situations that are as original as
they are funny.
The Four Huntings, who do a noval sing
ins, talking and acrobatic act called "A
Xight in a Foolhouse" at Forest Park
Hjghlands this week, introduce a clever
makeshift to let a scene-change co on be
hind the curtain. "Say nothing and saw
wood" is the solution of the pantomime
with which they close their act. and there
is no indication of what they mean to say.
until the saw Is brought en the stage. Lew
Hunting, as Buttons, the elevator bey.
proves to be an acceptable comedian. Ed
mond Hayes as "A Wise Guy" also pleased.
Sclcct.cns from light and popular operas
serve the Delauer-Debrimont Trio to in
troduce themselves. Some of the successes
or Annia Plxlej". PauUce Hall, aiarie Jan
sen and aiathllde Cctrelli receive excellent
revival at the hands of this trio. J. Bern
ard Dyllyn leaves the Ray show ln tho
summer and makes the rounds of the gar
den theaters with no detriment to his ro
bust singing. The dancing specialty of tho
Dawsons is intricate enoush for a ballet.
The bicycle riding of the Kaufmanns gains
in popularity as their engagement lengthens
The new programme at Uhrlg's Cave con
tains all of last week's liberality of feature
with a minstrel first part added in which
May Howard is the Interlocutor. The young
ladles keep up the vocal Interest, ail the
songs of this part or the show being In
their keep.cg. Fanny Da Costa sings "Alary
Dear," Marguerite Sheridan presents
"Sweet Sixteen." Nellie Sylvester comes
forward with "Just Because I Love You
So." May Belle sings in a swlngful way
"That Two-Step Gal o" Mine" and Flossie
La Fields presents her favorite, "Bill Bally,
Won't Ycu Come Homer
"Kelly's Night Off." a one-act absurdity
starts the vaudeville part of the Dill. Fan
ny Da Costa. Alt Pearce and Charlie Udell
appear In it and they found Instant favor
last n'ght. The living pictures are "An
tony and Cleopatra." "The Surprise" and
"The Toilet." Mildred Howard De Grey
resumed her dance, aiarion and Pearl have
a new black-face comic acrobatic turn and
Nellie Sylvester sings several new and a
few eld songs with success.
The concluding burlesque is "A Paris
Green Girl" ln which the entire company
unites in a funny take-off on "The Girl From,
Arthur Deming, the black-face monologue
comedian, heads the bill at Mannion's. air.
and Mrs. Robyns, in a new sketch, renewed
old acquaintances and made many new
frinds. The Three Sisters Constantlne do
acrobatic singing and dancing In a clever
manner. Max Milllan. well known as one
of the team of Max Milllan and Sheilds. Is
working alone. Another good act Is tha
ccmedy sketch "aiistaken Identity," pre
sented by Ely and Harvey.
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Call for Senatorial Convention.
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has issued a call for th T?nnhiiivn nf
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and. to the course of conversation, the M. on CoronaUoS rSttT-anS g SWft&SRF&
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