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THE KErUBLIC: SUNDAY, MAECH 8, 1903.
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WOMAN WHIPPED THIEF
; WHO GRABBED PURSE,
?Afier an Encounter, Highwayman Fled and She Chased Him Into PC
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The Water-Damagod Stock of the LYLES-BLACK COMPANY, Sashviile, Tenn., Amounting to $75,000, was sold last wee!; at the rooms of the Western
Wrecking and Salvage Cotusder instructions of the Insurance Companies. We have secured the choicest lots in this Great Auction Evsnt at prices which will amaze you in
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fender and Held Him for Further Examination.
LINEN BARGAINS, TOWEL BARGAINS, DOMESTIC BARGAINS, WASH GOODS BARGAINS, DRESS GOODS BARGAINS, Curtains, Hosiery, Men's Furnistiings, lorseis, unaermubiinb, uu
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MRS. CATHERINE HARD,
ijhe resisted footpads' attempt to rob her.
New York, March 7. When George Cahlll,
who said he lived at No. (33 East One Hun
dred and Thirty-fifth street, -was arraigned
In the Torkvllle Police Court as a common
highwayman. Mrs. Catharine Hard, a
young widow, whom, he tried to hold up,
appeared against him.
She said she lived at No. 352 East Forty
flrst street. It was noon after 8 o'clock
she had just been to 7 o'clock mass-and
she was standing at Forty-first street and
Second avenue, when Cahlll tried to grab
her pocketbook.
"Knowing," she said, "no one but a cow
ard would attack a woman, I begun o
Btruggle with him He hit at me. but 1
warded off his blows, and then he tore mj
fur boa, He finally found I was too much
for him, jnd then he tried to break away
and run. I held him as long as I could, but
finally he broke my grip and started down
the avenue. Iyfollowed a" fast as I could
tun until I ran him into the aims of a po
liceman." Patrolman Galllvan told the Magistrate
Mrs. Hard had struggled bravely and
showed no signs of it until she reached the
police station, where, when all danger was
over, she fainted.
The police said Cahlll was an old-time
thief, for whom they had been searching
on a burglary charge. He was held lor
further examination.
MORMONS BREAK UP
A NEW YORK CHURCH
They Sowed Discord Among the
Members by Proselyting
Methods.
ELDERS CONVERTED WOMEN.
patters Finally Reached Such a
BtageThat the Port Morris Con-
gregational Church Went to
g Pieces Too Much Zeal.
RDPDBIJC 3PECIAU
New York. March ".The charge Is made
that Mormon elders. In revenge, broke up
and scattered the congregation of the Port
Morris Congregational Church In the bor
ough of the Bronx. Former members of
the church make the charge. The church is
closed ard will probably be "sold to satisfy
a mortgage held by the Church Extension
Society.
The little church was organized about
four years ago. and the Reverend Mr.
Stokes was the first pastor. After one j ear
he was compelled to resign on account of
Ill-health. Tne church was then placed In
the hands of the Reverend Claude Melton
Severance, a missionary.
He was successful in his work, and In
lfr)l had about thirty families in his con
gregation. At that time a little bond of
Mormon elders established headquarters in
the Bronx and began to scatter literature
through the Port Morris section.
As Is usual the elders had uphill work In
the beginning. Finally they spotted the
Port Morris Congregational Church as a
trood field for the extension of operations.
Two of them began to attend the meeting
Nothing -was said by them of their bust-
D
ness. and in time they became acquainted
with all the members of the congregation.
With the acquaintance established the be
gan to take part in the services, and at
last the Reverend Mr. Severance woke up
to the startling fact that the e'ders were
discoursing'on religion and cunningly for
warding Mormonlsm In his own church
Of course, he barred the elders after that,
but tho seed had been planted. The Mor
moms had transferred their Held of work
from the church to the homes of the women
of the congregation, visiting them while
the men were awaj. In a verv short time
it was announced that Miss Elizabeth Dlck
lns6n and Mrs. Thomas Blair, two otllcers
of the Christian Endeavor Society of the
church, had become converted to Mor
monlsm. ,, .
Miss Dickinson was publicly baptlzel
Mrs Blair was prevented from being bip
tized by her husband, who knew nothing
of her change of religious belief until she
announced It to tho public. The loss of the
two women was a sad blow to the little
congregation and Mr. Severarce set to work
to minimize Its effect. He managed to pet
Miss Dickinson to renounce Mormonism, but
his vlclorv did him little good, because the
girl was torced to move out of the neigh
borhood and hide herself, the Mormon elders
pursuing her so perslstentlj.
The elders continued their work with
such members of the congregation as re
mained, and while they made no converts
they succeeded In driving family after fam
ily out of Bronx Borough. ...
"I know several families that had to
move because of the Mormon elders," said
Mrs George F. Turner of No. 740 East One
Hundred and Forty-first street. "A Mrs.
Bartell. who lived in St. Ann's avenue, near
One Hundred and Thlrt -fifth street, was
so annoyed that she had to leave.
"The industry of the elders was remark
able. Nothing appeared to feaze them
They were proof against Insult and not until
three months ago did they give up their
labors among the people of the poor little
church.
"They were driven out by the only method
that appears to be successful In treating
with them, the administration or phjsical
chastisement Mrs. Jennie Mensell, a for
mer member of the congregation, was so
annoyed by Elder Elke. a Mormon mis
sionary, that she complained to her hus-
uana. ur. aiensen remaineu at nome one
day and when the missionary came around
gave him an awful beating. Since then the
elders dropped out of sight, but they have
succeeded in breaking up the church."
The Reverend Severance Is now without a
regular charge and Is living In Borough
Park, Brookljn. with the family of his
wife. The Mormon elders, while thev have
discontinued their work among the former
members of the congregation of the Port
Morris Church, are still at work In the
borough of the Bronx and the upper end of
me oorougn oi niannaiian. and It Is saia
that they are making many converts. In
their missionary work thev- eliminate the
poljgam feature of the Mormon faith.
I T U' M huiiSsHFV
YOUR OPPORTUNITY
ST. LOUIS,
; SATURDAY, MARCH 14.
Special reduction on tin? date
for all operations and treatments
for correcting Imperfect and de-
formed features, removing un
sightly blemishes, and curing
scalp, hair and skin affections.
' You cannot afford to miss the op
portunity of securing the services
. of Dermatologist Woodbury and
his chief surgeon.
Call or write at once and re
serve nn hour, which insures
prompt attention when you come.
Office open every week day for
free consultation and strictest pri
vacy assured. Call or write per
sonally to
JOHN H. WOODBURY D. I.
306 Msrmod.Jaecanl Bfdf.', It Uuls.
BERTILLON SYSTEM FOR
GOTHAM'S "WHITE WINGS."
RKPUniJC SPECIAL.
New "York, March 7 The use of the
Bertlllon sjstem In the Street Clean
ing Department since January 1 of
this j ear has proved satisfactory to
Commissioner Woodbury in prevent
ing frauds being practiced on the
city. In former j ears it was the cus
tom for many men to leave New
York after being employed on the
street cleaning force and put othpr
men to work In their places without
changing names on the pay rolls.
Now when a man seeks a job as a
street cleaner he has to undergo an
examination and receives a card, on
which is written a full description
of his appearance and phjsical char
acteristics, such as color of hair, ,?j es
and body measurements.
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CATTLE THIEF BREAKS JAIL
Fesfher mkmg
Best Herringbone Feather
Ticking, 32-inclr, staple
stripes, slightly soiled, but
otherwise pernct,
r lo-Itl.uk Co 's
-lock lie and w-
itasement, -Mondaj.
num
I.yjes-Black Co 's S-4 bleached
Sheetings, I'epperell and other
standtrd brands, soiled on
(olds, regular fl 33k
price up to 18c H H Ra
basement, Monda U SaD'
i EssaaaaaaaMumfr w-w &
lJip$MAxtitTiiasax.-'Jtii,hAa
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ooccorded Wash! arret
At 9:30 A. M. for One-Half Hour.
50 pes. heavy corded ull-stl'c Taffeta, in
all colors of greens, pinks, blue, old
rose, etc.; also white; a most extraor
dinary value. Special at 9 3D a. in., yard.
i piirf'-"-'-1-'1-'''-'"'"'3 rc i.y-ifl.K.s-'ttiiiT
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g-5 S35 s 3,
i 40c batting at 9:30 A. Wl.
For One-Haif Hour.
1.000 j-ards extra heavj- Canton Mat
tings, jointless fiber warp, rood pat
terns, worth 40c, for one-half hour
Monday a yard
I9c
33.00 and S3. 25 Dress Fabrics
At 9 A. M. for One-Half Hour,
Jlondny. forone-halt Lour, wo will offer 3X)
l)rps lnrth;. All-wool fabrics. rousKtinir
of wlilpconlsprunellas.vicourcaux, Venetian
cloths, series, irranito. etc . 40 inch ?ood.
worth up to El j per ard; .Monday, for half
hour, at
I lili t W ilWIM I Mil 'llllll ll'l' I'MI IH IMi
; BASEMENT
lasi!
ABGAINS.
B
TqjwjP
rrints S.CW ardo Tanc Drpts PrintF,
sllghth damaged on sehage. L,les-
, Illak Co 's price 3c. tT'
Opr Price CJH
GlnBhams 2,i ards Dres and Shlrtins
CSInphams. all perffcL I-les-
Ulaclc Co'" i nee W-iK. 'S'ljLe
Our Price C(2l
Satcen 2.105 ards line quall' last
b'.iclt Pr" Piteer.s I.les.-UIack Co 's
price 15c ZL'.r
Our Price -2
1 will 2TiK ards Genu'ne German Ulue
Tnlll, extra heaw and wid. I.iles
BUtk Co 's price 12'ic K,
Our Price Jt
Calicce' (000 jards Indigo Blue Cilcutta
l)res Calicoes l., les-Black 'SJLg
Co's price Tc Our Price v2v
Sill: Ginghim'? and JUrcerizinl Poulards
choice line of patterrs for waits and
children's dreseea l.jles-Black Co's
price 23c and Soc. Si3Lir
Our Price t.2X'
Pe rcalei 1 'KW ards 3C-inch wide Dark
Wrapper Percales. Lles-BIack Co's
price 12'ic. tf?l4f
Our Pnce tS2'
Madras 3 0W ards fine quality Printed
Madras, choic-st patterns Ij lex-TUack
Co.'s price 19c. 7lLr
Our Price 2t
BISEIIFAT
UNDERiySLENS
AND CORSETS.
WATER-DAMAGED.
15c Coret Covers, lo-n necks, 0r
perfect fitting, all sizes 5Si
232 Drawers, umbrella, with tucked hem
stitched ruffle; IQ.
also embroidery OU
EOc Gown?, Rood muslin extra long and
v,Ue, lace and tucked jokes; 9Q,
for 0?l
39c Gons, cambric and muslin lace, em
broidery and hemstitched CQ.
jokes; for 0S7O
M Petticoats, deep lace and cmbio'derj
trimmd. flounces, hemstitched 5Qo
and tucked v V5?V
J1.75 Gowns and Petticoats In larse a
rietj, elesantlj trimmed in laces QQn
and embroideries; for..... sO
BASEMEHT BARGAINS,
oens end Towels,
WATER-STAINED.
CiP'h Ilemmnts of Crishcs, l'nen ard
tnion, a"orted qualities gl,f
price ijic iooc ,
l.jles-n'acl: Co'
Crash 1 GOO yard 17-inch All IJnen,
IJleaild Toweling: RrO
Ijlcs-Black Co's price 9c w
Crash 19-inch All Unen Bleached Hot
lej Tonelirg 71Lf
I.j le--BIack Co 'i price 10c B 2
I) imask 61-inch Bleached arXnD'eacn('3
Unen Table DamiMc. Ljl'-'HlacX
price up to 50c Soiled on fold".
per j ard, 29c and.
Co.'s
E3c
Table Padding SCO jards 56-Inch. Double
facid nqeced Tabic Padding; length up
to G jards; IQln
worth c 13b
Damtslv 72-Inch lerj" finest Bleached
Damask, new floral patterns, open bor
ders Equal in appearance to anj- damask
at Ji.j or 51 i.
Mondaj' special at
Tr.iv Cloths 200 A11 Linen Hemstitched
Traj- Cloths. 1G27, some with open-work
uc-isns, others wltn damask ORn
pitterns; worth 50c. 200 Mondaj- at -i)j
Towe! 20x3S Linen-Hemmed Huck Tow
els, verj sightly borders; regular alue
ISc; some slightly soiled. BO!r
All go at i.2,j
50c
,5c
FOURTH FLOOR.
WATER-SOILED.
l."ic Window Shades, spring roller",
go in this saie
1 00 a pair Nottingham Lace Curtains;
sllghtlv damaged; IS.
each 191
J2 00 a pair Scotch Lace Curtains;rt CJ -,
sllghtlv Imperfect; each S.wt
$1.23 Nottingham Lace Curtains; "7B.
perfect goods; a pair. yjllj
$2.00 Smyrna Rugs, large size, 1 In
rkh colors- orly...,.i 9lil7
$3 Scotch and Brussels Lace
Curtains.new- patterns; a pair..
SLT5 Rope Portleresrwlth
haay cords and tassels; only.
$2 &) Rope Por'tieres;Iargo size
extra heaj- cords; onlj-i
$1.75
$1.25
$1.95
BASEMENT BARGAINS.
ieefs, Sis
mastics.
irasEatkg&KS
AR6AINS.
imp ' i irrr lirrTTrTT-
S2.00 Black Sateen
At IO A. M. 'of One-Halt Hour.
XI ulo of Mercerized Sateen, wide um
brLllaik'rt. dicp flounce trimmed with
three pleatid rubies, corded band
above. 41 value,
oni v one to a customer
for half hour
,'jl'.r:-ftJyi'J: .J-Hrini
Petticoats
WO
and 0
Outing Flannels, remnants, best 10c goods,
light colors, slightly soiled C-
Ljlcs-Black Co.'s stock 9u
Cambrics L les-Black Co 's 36-Inch fine
Bleached Cambric Muslins and Long
Cloths; worth up to lie;
sllghtlj- soiled; for
Fine Muslin 16-Inch rmest Un
bleached Muslin; worth Sc
Flannelette Skirts, hetvj- twilled
solid colors; worth 29c
6&c
QMc
15c
Bed Spread',
Bed SDreids
worth $1.23, at
fringed, 11-4 colored Crochet
75c
Muslin 56-inch heavy Unbleached
Sheeting, o'-c goods, at
4c
Pillow Cae5 Etra sizes
quality; worth 20c and 25c;
and verv fine
I2c
Sheet Lengths 500 Sheet Lengths. 2',j
jards lone. 8-4 and 9-4 widths; sl'ghtly
soiled on folds: worth 45c
and 50c: bleached and O7o 1
unbleached: at B
Maln-Floor.
Boys- and Girls' nxtra Strong Tast Black
Ribbed Hoe. izes 6 to 10; were ttr
22c. Sale Price lUt
Ladi;s' Fine Fast Black. Lisle Thread
Hose, plain or lace, worth 45c.
Sale Price
25c
Ladies' Fino Fancy Striped and Hand
Embroidered Hose; worth 75c. 2fr
Sale Price OS2C
Children's Fine Fast Biack, Full Seim
less Hose, double knees all sizes fl(i"n
up to 9'-!: "north 20c; for UWi
nsB&tgtittarawitmag nixx,i&iiiixs-
BASEMENT S
Silks and
Press
Sl.rfl Waist Patterns, black
Chillle: four jards.
Jl So Skirt Patterns, black
satin Jacquards; 5 jards..
......60c
..$1.25
$2 50 Skirt Patterns, black 5 I K
Cheiot; 46 inches; 4 jards... ifitJlr
25c Tancj- Walstings. choice
pattern and coloring, at
50c All-Wool Dress Fabrics;
Cl.eiots. Coerts. etc., at....
fl.00 50-Inch Dress rarbrlc-s.Scotch
effects, snowiiakes, etc., at
02&c
...25c
39c
J $2.2". Silk Waist Patterns, black and col-
SvTjardfor J 14
$3 00 Silk Waist Patterns,
orfd silks, fancj-, etc.,
for.
black and col-
...SI. 98
Short Ends of Silks, Velvets. Satins, etc.,
that sold for 40c, 25c and 20c; .tfSa-,
now 20c and IJL
sn's Furnishings.
Men's Fast Black. Full,
fine fleeced; were 20c.
Sale Price
Seamless Socks;
5c
Men's Good. Strong. Elastic Suspcndrs;
all perfect, only boxes broken; SiTkir
were 22c. Sale Price kvli
Men's Genuine Madras Cloth Shirts, one
pair extra cuffs, nice patterns; 5.2-
were 75c. Sale Price
Men's Verv Fine Mercerised
or Draw ers, all sires ; w ere 75c.
Sale Price
Silk CM-ts
...25c
BASEMENT BARGAINS.
LACES AND
EMBROIDERIES.
lc
WATER-DAMAGED.
Pillow- Cae Lace and Taney Cot
ton Lace. While thej- list
750 pieces of Torchon nnd Medici Lace. 3
and 4 inclus wide. While thej OIZ
lastK per jard G.2
Thousands of jards of Torchon and Fancy
Cotton Iice; values up to 10c; 1IA-
per j-ard UJU
Thousands of jards of Piatt Valenciennes,
Oriental and Torchon Laces and Inser
tions: v-Iuc3 up to 13c C
per j ard J
Z'O pieces of Xcrmardj- Valcncienies.
I'oint de Paris Laces and Insertions;
alues up to 25c I ftr
per jard IWw
Cnstal Velour in white, orenge. brown
ard greei; su.tible for hat trim- ifg
ming. While they last, per j-ard... iJs
4iX) pieces of Embroidery Edges. 2 and
lncles n:Uf. wnue inej- um, Mf
vards of fine Embroirtry
per jard
Thousands
of
Kdes, Hamburg and Swiss;
alucs up to 13c per ard
4c
House Furnishings.
100-piece Dinner Sets, deco-atrd cold
traced: worth J13.C0. ag 7Q
Sale Price 5BH.
12-piei'c Toilet Sets, shade and printed;
worth S6.9S. R f Q
Sale Prjce lJ.5r
Go-Carts. Rubber Tires, quilted tapestry
Iir.ir.?. itH.n parasol; CQ RO
worth $1003 ''
Vandergrift Rotarj-, J7' 'achines.
ring and square; worth 57.00. (RSi Qn
Sale Price SJ.CTW
FolCing Ironing Boards. 5 feet; AQo
worth 89c. Sa'e Price .J&
Keavj-Zinc Wash Boards; lOf
worth 19c. S-le Price G.
I-iee Curtain Stretchers, heavy frames,
brass and nickel pins: worth QQ
S1.5.;. Sale Price WOU
Solid Enck Scrubbing Brushes; Rp
worth 10c. Sale Price
Water Glasses, plain and cut bot.QI -.
torn: worth 5c. Saie Price 2l
Mascot Soap. 7-ounce bars. WtC.
Sale Price -
mwt:-nuii::x''.j.ii,JMU.Uins!
HENRY BLOSSOM THINKS ST. LOUIS
WILL BE PLEASED WITH "CHECKERS.
St. Louis Being the Playwright's Home, the Piece Which Appears
- Soon at the Ccntnry Theater Is Expected to Receive "an Even
Break'' if 2s'ot 'a Shade the Best of If in the Estimation of
Stage Patror.s.
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Believed to Have Been Aided by
Friends on Outside.
Mitchell. S. D , March 7. The walls of the
lall of Dailson County no longer hold In
captivity Jack Sully, the notorious cattle
rustler. Sully, with Fred Baer, made his
escape from the Jail.
On the north side of the Courthouse build
ing, a door Is cut into the basement lead-
Jllg IHIO LXIU VinZll JJtui W. .c J,l. .lua nao ,
fnenu) n lVi o Yiaw Ifwk nnd rhfiln. This '
had been sawed off clean and had been car
ried awaj-.
After the outer door was opened work
was commenced on the lock that held the
half circle door. It was necessary to saw
through a small piece of Iron in two places
in order to onen It. The iron was about
r an eighth of an Inch thick in one place, so
mat it wouia taxe oui a snort time to saw
through that. The work, without ajiy ques
tion, was done by outside friends, who knew
the lay of the premises and had worked out
the plan for delivery.
MR. HENRY M. BLOSSOM. JR..
The young St Louis' author and playwright, whose drama, "Checkers,"
in St. Louis shortly.
will be produced
Henry M. Blossom, Jr , who has attained
distinction in the literary world bv many
contributions to the magazines and period
icals of the day, has entered upon a new
field of literary endeaor. Bj- the presenta
tion of his dramatized Checkers," In
Springfield, 111 , on March 12. nd at the
Century Theater the week beginning March
16,- Mr. Blossom will strhe to add the
laurels of a successful piajwrlght to thosa
already his as an author.
When this j-oung author placed before the
public. fie years ago, his novel, "Check
ers," a work which was most instrumental
In bringing him the measure of fame which
he to-day enjojs. there was no Intention of
future dramatization. It was only acting
upon the earnest solicitation of friends that
Mr. Blossom finally decided to dramatize
"Checker."
mong those who were strongest In ur
ging this step upon the author was William
Collier, a warm personal friend of Mr.
Blossom, who also desired to bo allowed to
play the leading role. Mr. Collier would
undoubtcdlj- have the part In the coming
presentation of the drama, had not Messrs.
Weber and Fields secured his services
earlier In the season for their farce-come-dj-.
Twlrly Whirlj-.'V
AUTHOR.BORN IN ST. LOUIS.
Henry M. Blossom, Jr., is still quite a
young man. He was born In St. Louis, and.
with the exception of two jears spent in
dramatic schools In the East, he has lived
in this city all his life. Though not a college-bred
man In the strict acceptation of
the term, he has made considerable studies,
for the most part at the Washington Unl-versitj-.
His- first literary effort was a clever
book of facsimile letters and clippings,
knqwn aa "Sccumcnta Is Evidence.". - air.
Blossom has also written manj- songs,
poems and short stories for magazines.
In speaking of ills latest literarj- achieve
ment to a KeiHibllc reporter, Mr. Blossom
said:
"The absence of repeated strong dramatic
features iii my 'Checkers,' except those of
a sad nature towards the close of the book,
which were eliminated in the dramatisation,
made me fear that in bringing out the
dramatized 'Checkers' there would be manj'
who would naturallj- suppo-e that the result
of my labor would be a melodramatic hor-e-racing
affair, being led in their opinions bv
the great racing scene, a facsimile of the
Washington Park race track at Chicago.
"While the great betting-ring scene in the
third act will be one of the features of the
production, the piaj- itself will te essentially
WILL ERECT MONUMENT
IN HONOR OF DE TERNAY.
FrpLplimpn Propose to Mark I,ninllnjy
Plnee of Forofnlliern Who C.iine
to AJd WllHlilngrtolL.
RnPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Newport, March 7. The Cercle Litteraire
Franco-American of New York decided
some months ago to open subscriptions for
a monument to be erected here in com
memoration of the services of Admiral de
a pretty come,dj -drama of tjplca. American J Ternaj-, and the landing of the G,000 French
life.
"Mr. Ross of Pittsburg has been engaged
to plaj the leading part. Mr. Ross has
plajed in stock companies for a number of
J ears in Pittsburg and Kansas Citj. D iring
the past j ear he has been starring in 'Qn
the CJulet,' duplicating Mr. Collier's success
In this bright little farce."
When asked about the difficulties to be
met with in preparing a noel for stage pro
duction, Mr. Blossom said:
DIFFICULTIES IN WRITING DRAMA.
"To me the greatest difficulty seems to
ccrsist in selecting the material most avail
able from every standpoint. No person who
has not tried his hind at this .sort of literarj-
work can understand the dithcultj- a
plajwnght his to contend with In attempt
ing to retain th substance and genius of
the original. Doubtless no novel was ever
prepared for presentation on the stage that
did not disappoint, to a greater or lesser
degree, lovers of the original storv, owing
to the obviojs fact that incidents prettv in
themselves do not make a plaj-. And verj
often some one or two scenes or bits of
dialogue In a book stand out most clearly In
the memory of thcreader. which do not ad
mit of use for dramatic purposes.
""When the dramatization of 'Checkers'
was ftrst broached in New York, the critics
there wisely shook their heads and said:
'A prophet is not without honor save In
his own counirj'.' But I am firmly of the
opinion, and will remain so tintll T nm
shown in true Missouri fashion to the con-
trarj, mat my friends and fellow -towns
men will give me what 'Checkers' would
call 'an even break,' if not. indeed, 'a shade
the best of It.' "
CHILD BLIND AT HER BIRTH
CAN SEE AFTER NINE YEARS.
Operation Performed on IUrIU Eye
Prove Successful nnd Ethel Ilootli-
lij- Behold. Father and Mother.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Cleveland, O., March ".Through a won
derful operation performed by a Cleveland
oculUt light has been admitted Into the
llfo of B-j car-old Ethel Boothby of Ea-t
Conneaut, which was thought to be hope-lesslj-
darkened.
Before the skill of the oculist had swept
away tho barrier of darkness not a raj of
light had ever penetrated the child's eje
The ejes of the child at birth had no
natural pupils or lenses.
Doctor BjTon B. Vlets. after an examina
tion, found that tho space where the pJj il
la located In -a perfectly normal eje was
filled with a tough, thick membrane. This
completely filled the space and precluded
all possibility of a ray of light entering the
eje.
For three -ears Doctor Vlets worked pa
tlentlj' on the cast. He performed seven cf
the most delicate operations known to
modern surgeons on her right eye. Little
by little he opened the bonelike mm
brane, until one day a gleam of light
flashed Into the little girl's consciousness
and she cried out with delight.
Her parents were overwhelmed with Joj
and Doctor Vlets was Jubilant, for he ac
complished what was supposed to be Im
possible. The sight of the child grew
stroneer. for the nerves of tlie pie devel
oped little bv little. Soon she became abl j
to sec oDjects Dsrore her, and for the tirt
time looked eagerly out Into the big world,
and her gaze fell upon the features of her
father and mother that hitherto had been
known to her only by the sensitive touch
of the blind.
The entire nature of the little girl
changed when sight came to her. She Is
happy every day. and romps and plays oat
under the open skj-. She is now learning
the letters of the alphabet.
Doctor Vlets expects to operate on her
left eje. so that she may see with both
eyes. t ,
troops who came to Washington's aid under
the leadership of Rochambeau in uif).
The scheme met with such favor that It
sqon developed into the broader one which
has for its objecc the erection of a monu
ment not only to De Ternay, but to sjm
bolize the Franco-American alliance.
Prominent sculptors in France and Ameri
ca made models, which were submitted to a
committee, of which Governor Kimball of
Rhode Islnnd was the chairman, and from
the-e the one made bv- Philip Martlny of
New York was selected. A
Admiral de Ternav, to honor whose memory-
the project was started, was the only
French officer of high rank who came here
to help the American cause who died in
this countrv. His body lies In the little
cemeterj- of Trinitj- Church, here, his grave
marked bj- a single slab The corner stone
of the new monument will be laid on July
11. tho anniv ersarv- of the landing of the
troops. It will be about 30 feet high and will
stand in the park In Newport Harbor on a
mound and granite base In his descrip
tion of the statue, the sculptor saj-s:
"A, figure of Fame standing In the prow
of a vessel offers her assistance to her sore
ly oppressed American brothers. The land
ing is the prelude to the ultimate victories
achieved bj- the combined forces, nnd the
figure holds aloft a lai rel wreath. The fig
ure of Fame will be seen to be characteris
tically French In treatment, this being
shown in the draperj-, which is ornamented
with the flcur-de-IIs. The gnrdlands of oak
leaves etpress strength. Behind and above
the figure is a branch of palms and a Phrj-
gian cap, to show the triumph of liberty as
the final result of the successful contest,
and over thee the date MDCCXMI.
"On the oppos'te side of the monument
is a bas-relief portrait of Admiral de
Ternaj-. which appears to protect one
whose memorv- is honored by the Ameri
can people whom he helped to emanci
pate. At the base of these are the
French and American escutcheons of the
period Joined together with garlands of
oak leaves, tj-pifjing indissoluble bonds of
friendship and fraternity. Over all these
the Inscription: 'Admiral de Ternay and
his men landed on this spot-'
"On each s'de is a plain wreath of Im
mortelles, representing sorrow for the loss
of the brave dead, and also undjing remern
branco of their valorous and glorious deeds.
The whole is designed to illustrate In an
aesthetic or poetic, rather than in a prosalo
manner, the exalted side of this psycholog
ical moment In the. nation's history.
"The monument will be entirely of gran
ite, with the exception only of the figures
of fame and the eagle, and bas-rel'ef por
trait of de Ternaj-, which are to be In
bronze."
Stones rfom the old French fort of New
port will be used in building the founda
tion for the monument.
MRS
To Assist Professor Ingham
BLAIR WILL BE SOLOIST.
at
Testimonial Organ Becital.
Mrs. James L. Blair will be the soloist at
the testimonial organ recital to be given
next Saturdaj- afternoon at the Second
Presbyterian Church by Professor Arthur
Ingham. Mrs. Blair will sing "Romanza
Morire." Guido Pap.nl. and "He Shall Feed
His Flock," from Handel's Mess'ah.
P. G. Anton will accompany Mrs. Blair
on the violoncello and will also render
"Cantilena," Golterman; "Serenade-Ba-dine."
by Holman, and "Kol Nldrel," by
Max Bruch.
Professor Ingham will open the pro
gramme with a concert overture In C nrnor
and an Intermezzo in D flat, both composi
tions of Holiins. Bach's Fugue In G mi
nor will be rendered, to be followed by a
pastorale in E and the overture to "William.
Tell," by Rossini. A nuptial march In
E major, bv Guilmant, and Handel's An
dantlno In D flat will follow- The closing
selection will be a grand chaeur In F by
Grisort.
A FEWFACTS CONCERNING 1
To show
from
show the great prevalence of raptnre, milltarv statistics obtained
recruiting officers of tho United States nrMrw?i " tol?5?
inany and Kussia exh bit a large Percentage of enlKted men and appucaats
for en Istment afflicted with rupture, while general hospital reports inriJcate
-that about one out of every ten persons is a sufferer from it lntucate
Startling fats are these and prove how Inattentive have boon , v-
caneu meuicisis oi tne worm to the vast spread of the dU-i. 'tt,' v.7
of discovering what has been pronounced lyll who havi wT? h2?r
the most wonderful and absolutely effecUvc tVeatment Z J I? mcri!3
the world is well and worthily borne by Dr W A llwin h f kD0Wn to
turo specialist, located in the T.cwin building fco m w;i,nlan,OUS n,P"
I It did not come to him unsought or i, T J?'ashlnSton avenue.
was the result of many years of pa ient investirlon andtwf " ?'
The undertaking was one that presented mauv obrtXi "n Bma
most impossible, but the Doctor sunrtnonwl K jUMhJS!?"1 1 ,"
and energies and won a signal succes He has exhibit tl ?V T',"
career as a specialist In rupture the charTeterf). L throughout his
cess in the beginning. His MnflesiWe " ? hta WSS6 T
disease to the end of victory, and it is not Inhlnt. IP0 &
No symptom, however appalling diltnavs FhlS t0J!r defeat
strongTonvIction and confidence produced S lt e "? h the
abled to force the enemy at everySntndTleThlni0011168'8' Is en"
Dr. Lenin considers the various tendencies of rimtnT
many evil consequences of improper nnd lnrf!15nd Prevents the
pamphlet on the subject of ruptwe. Addres wMment. Write for a
W. A. LEWIN.
No. 604 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.'
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