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THE REPUBLIC: SATTJKDAY. OCTOBEE 24. 1903.
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! NEW FICTION BY BOOTH T.
The JtOVEM'BE'R JWumber
In the production of
Mill HAMLIN GARLAND, S.
HAGGARD AND OTHERS-NOTES t
lhjbii a rp a
Is what develops its superior quality, ripe age
and purity; its exquisite flavor is a natural result,
TRADE MORE CONSERVATIVE
IN MANY IMPORTANT LINES.
Dun's Eevicw Says General Con
ditions Are Fair, Though Ab
normal Activity Is
New York, Oct. 3 R. G. Dun z Cos
Trcekly review ot trade to-morrow will
Numerous labor controversies hare pr-ared
and more furnaces aad mills hare closed, the
tendency leinff to operate only the plants pro
vided with the most modern equipment.
There Is no anxiety regarding legislation at
the special session of COnsress, and. despite
the curtailment of activity In many xnsnufac
t urlng lines, a havy volume cf business Is Le
Flour mills at Minneapolis hao fullv re
ruTned. and a big season's .cut Is contemplated
tit Minnesota lumber mill.
Western traffic facilities are proving Inade
quate, the distribution of merclindi"e beta?
enormous at the Interior, and, taxing the coun
try as a whole, conditions may be considered
i."ur.v satisiactory, although mere ere India
pctanle evidences that abnormal activity has
jecf-ived a check
Jcbbini; trade has becorr mor quirt with the
oa ancles tcason, and at many ioints tha
weather 1 not calculate! to malntan buytnc
if wearing apparel at retail. Gross earnings of
the railways thus tar reported for Oct. nir
pas last ers by .2 per cent.
Another general reduction In quotations of
1..K Iron has occurred, notwithstanding the re-.t-irticn
of output, and a moemnt Is on foot
to iurth;r reduce production unless business im
j.roes. New orders are few and limited to Im
mediate requirements, which is ate true of
ltnlshed teL Not only hae additional con
tracts failed to be offered, but cancellations cf
U- c-ders are reported.
Efforts am heinc made to secure foreign
trade with fair rrospcts of success. partl-u-larly
In several lines for machinery and othr
hi ph -ciassed products. Rank failures in the
Ktteburr region have added to the unsettled
-nrdition cf the iron find steel lndurv. and
the financial situation Is larpe'y responsible for
he postponement of contemplated structural
V little encouragement was given to th
tT'Ie indunrv by the placing of moderate
nrCeis for crown sheetings, to be exported.
bui this Chlnei- business Is of a spcial na
ture, and not a relal of regular trade for
the Cast, otherwise. ,jhe cqtlon goods mar
ket Is without feature. As to wuolens and
worsteds, a slight increase in orders Is noted.
"tothtng manufacturers are not ateklng woolen
roeds. and there Is still n pressure to -ll
worsteds that makes prices irregular. Silts
are Tveak and Inactlre.
Tiixe contracts hae ben placed for sprlnc
shipments of shoe, and prices are somerrhit
firmer on a few lines while ethers ere rteady
and firm In tone Heavy hemlock sole leather
Is strong, but other grades decline In rwponse
fn ih t-tirftl wfoLnnu nf domestic Maes.
Failures this week numbered 22$ In the
United State-, compared with 33 last year, and
In Canada, 26, against 22 a year ago. i
SCHWAB TO CLAIM THAT
TRUST WAS BEYOND AID.
Bin Defense In Shipbuilding Innntrr
Shnrplr Ontllnetl Mxon Atlmllii
$900,000 AVn Too Little.
Xcw Tort, Oct. 3. The nature of the
defense which Cliarles M.' Schwab -Kill
make to the charges that have lccn made
acalnst him In connection with the finan
cial affairs o the wrecked United States
Shipbuilding Conpany was sharply out
lined In the latter part of the hearing be
fore Examiner Oliphant to-day.
Iicvris Nixon was still on the stand, and.
under cross-exairlnation by V. D. Guth
rie, counsel for 3Ir. Schwab, there was an
effort to show that the corporation would
not have succeeded If the C(X.000 prom
ised under the Steldon plan of reorganiza
tion had been made available, and that It
could not have continued Its existence
even If It had received the much-sousht-for
JM0.000 which. It Is alleged, was wrong
fully withheld by the Bethlehem Com
pany. Mr. Guthrie showed by Mr. Nixon that
lli PQ9.C00 would have been absorbed
"IMPROVING ON NATURE"
Has Been the Bootmaker's Fatal
Dryden had tho ricbt Idea.
These are not exactly his words but the
Idea Is conveyed.
Hunt for health with drugs unbougbt;
iAMVe the doctor's help unrought;
Tho w ise (for ease) on new rubber depend;
God never made man for cobblers to
Man was born with a natural heel
The shoemaker tries to improve on na
ture with hard leather heels.
The O'Sullivan Rubber Company has
brought back the cushion that nature
originally Intended for man.
All first-clas-s shoe stores should supply
O'Sulllvan Rubber Heels for 33c a pair.
CSulllvan's are ("next to wings') new
rubber. Substitutes are (next to nothing)
Send t j the makers. Lowell. Mass., if the
Scaler does not have them.
Kradstrcet's Says That Good and
Poor Keorts Give an Ap
pearance of Irregu
New Totk. Oct. 22. Bra2 street's to-morrow
The week's developments hare favored an
Increase In the conservatism which has ruIM
in many lines fcr pome time. Buying Is not so
confident, and smaller quantities are taken
than a year ago at this time.
Good and poor reports combine to give an
appearance cf Irregularity to general trade as
Railroad gross earnings are more moderate than
earlier In the year, but mill reftect good gains
In volume of traffic over a year ago. 'ar
shortages are not complained of much outside
the lumber trade.
easnal shut-downs cf outside work en rail
road improvements, surjmion cf Iron furnaces
and copper, coal and Iron ore mines ha e
renderM many thousands cf persons Idle. On
the other band, the long-standing curtailment
cf cotton mills is becoming a thing of th past.
and some shut-down cteel mills have resumed.
The grocery trade Is apparently artlte the
countrr over, with coffee showing most price
strength. The i-hoe trade, too. is artitc. though
mild weather curtails demand in some ect'm.
folder weather is needed to stimulate retail
demand for dry goods and heavy clothing.
IKhday goods are opsins wctl and the out
look 1 regarded as fxvi rable for this line.
Woolens are In mallr d-mad than expected,
tthll a slight gain is notM In clothing. Mild
tieatner affects the fur trade. Mure Is doaig
Id hirdwar and but Wines are worklrg ir.to
The Iron and steel trades do not show much.
If any. chang4. rrlcts. are weak. Ilg lrrn
rales are ot small lota to fill hand-to-momh
demand and talk vt a -per-c-nt. instead of a
ii-per-cent. eut In furnace production Is heard.
In SnlsbM Hne more relatle strength Is notM.
but the demand here I qu.et without affecting
ncotatlons as fceiioualy as In cruder forms.
Tfc-re are signs of a reawakening In the tin
Wheal. Including ftour. experts for the week
endinc Oct. 22 aggregate 4.2G9 bu . agalrift
MSCW last week. 7.1i.lS7 this week Ian year.
OSUi In 1W1 anl 4.M;S tn !. For six
teen vecks of th" cereal year they aggregate
4S.S"-.77J bu.. against S3.KKJ19 In V.'JZ, sll.369
In 1W1 and SCZ15.S11 In 1H
Corn exports for the week aggregate 1.K9 SS3
bn.. cgalnn 1.410 HZ lart wee. S.54 a ar
ago. i.ltc:" In Il and 3.3G.6S1 in t0. For
sixteen weks of the present corral ear they
ErffTgate IT.CS0.S.T7 bu.. agalnsi l.C7S.$4CJn 192,
1L59 1S5 !n 1W1 and 49.S47.0I5 in Wjl
Business failures In th United Stale fir
the week ending with Oct. 22 number ;if,
against 368 last week. 194 In the like week of
1; 222 In 11. 11 In I) and 211 In 159 In
Canada failures for the week number 3. as
against 17 last week and 22 In this week a year
without relieving the company of all of
the financial embarrassment which It suf
fered. -and then asked if It would have
been honest to the Oiher creditors if their
Interest charges on account of bonds had
been paid on July 1. the date of the crisis
In the affairs of the concern.
The examination of Mr. Nixon was not
concluded and will be resumed at the next
hearing, which is set for a week from
"THE MAN BEHIND THE DESK"
SHOULD HAVE HIS LAUREL TOO
Hetirlnc Adjntnnt General Corliln
rratNCi Clerk 'Who Vnllnntly
I'umhctl l'ens In Mar.
Washington, Oct. 2. General II. C
Corbln on the eve of his retirement from
the Adjutant General's Department has
Issued a farewell letter of commendation
to the ofilcials and clerks of that office.
He praises them for their faithful work
at the time of the Spanish War and refers
to the complimentary report General G.
M. Dodge made as chairman of the com
mission appointed to investigates the con
duct of the War Department during the
war with Spain.
In his letter General Corbln says:
"There is little glory ever given tho man
behind the desk, and yet if the work Is
not well done no army can be efficient.
The man behind toe desk In a sense en
lists, pays, transports, mounts, arms,
equips, teeds and provides surgical and
medical treatment, for the men behind
the guns. That you. with the other stall
depar.mcnts, did your full share in the
great work of aiding the army that ac
quitted itself in the war with Spain with
so much honor is now history. 'J his work,
wnen once fully understood, will be ap
preciated." After reviewing the work which has
been accomplished In the rive years he
was at the head of the department he
-The office has been exacting. Tour work
has been hard, your hours excessive and
your pay moderate, yet all of you have
been cheerful, loyal and faithful
rtolln IlanU Entered.
Carbondale. TIL, Oct. 3. The bank of D.
H. X. Burnett, at Rolla, was entered last
night by burglars, who worked till nearly
daylight and failed to secure the money
chest. Officer have been on the trail all
Tnrkfnstona "Xevr Comedy.
Booth Tnrklngtun has put forth a rather
dainty and ripple- little love comedy under
the tltlonym of 'Cherry." It la dated In
Colonial times for the nake or piquancy
and the atmosphere which laces, ribbon
and buckles, knickerbockers and powderetl
whrs can cUe. It Is the story of a strl
Trlth two suitors, reltted by one of the
suitors. In the flrrt perton; and the humor
of the thine; 11m In the blind prU;shno?B
of this fellow, whow complacent vanity
wfll not permit him to w how matters
stand between him and his rlvel. In mak
ing the aslnlnlly of this fellow too ob
vious. Mr. Tarklncton has committed th
one fault of the story, thereby nwTrtng
what might have been exquisitely delicious
comedy. As It Is, persons with a sufndent
sense of humor to prevent utter obtuse
ness are apt to feel that tha author has
credited them with nono whatever. Mr.
Tarklnston seems to have been afraid to
take any chances with his readers, and In
striving; to mako his points plain beyond
tfco possibility of being misled, has Bac
rlflced delicacy. This, of course, assume
that ho himself posr-esed a tine and more
delicate humor which he has purpoaly
withheid. The presumption Is, to lc Mire,
a very generous one. It should be other
wise and the burden of proof lukl upon"
him to show the possession of the liner
strain. There are moments In "Cheny"
when one cite lies Just a hint of that sub
tle, charming play which Is the tplrlt of
Charles 1-amb and then to mar It comes
a crude stroke almost as point-blank and
explanatory as a diagram. The pltj- la
that Is should not hae been a btt toftened
and toned down. lih some additions,
which the average dramal&t could readdy
aupply. 'Cherry' should make a fairly
AMEEN F. RIHAN1.
Discoverer and translator of Abu '1-Ala,
the Arab poet.
pretty and amusing stage piece. It haa
nothing of the substance, the plot, action.
or sentiment of Monsieur Caucalre; but
In '- motif and movement and tone ami
scene there are nevertheless good dramatic
possibilities. But. come to think of It.
anything has dramatic possibilities these)
days, especially If It liarprns to "catch on"j
In book form. Published fcy Harpers.
Other Frcill l'nhllcmttonii.
"Under the Jack-Staff." ly Chester
Bailty Fcrnald. contains eleven amuslnc
short Uorio. Some of them have ap
peared in print before. Perhaps readers
will remember "A Hard Road to Andy
Cogglns." published In the Century Maga
zine months ago. In many respects cne
of the best short stories of thoe time.
of a line strain of humor, and equal'ng
Kipling's excellent story. "Urut:slmitli."
Most of the stories In the volume have to
do Tilth the wild and cften violent ad
ventures of Sudden Iannigan, 'VpHler
lesged. with his hands dangling at bb
knees." and Clarence O'Shay, "squat, with
his two little bandy-legs, and the look
Ilko a mile-stone." These two "Invented
the tricks of the trade." which was sea
manship. You go with them to "Tho
Lights of Sitka." and you foil.w them
through many experiences on a rolng ves
sel. There Is pathos In "The Passing of
Lannigan." gcod humor In "Clarence at
the Rail." good fun In "The Lannigan
System With Girls." and creepiness In
tho adventure of "A Yarn of the Pea
Soup Sea." O'Shay and Lannigan arc
devllhih sailors that will stick In the mem
ory for some time The oIume Is pub
lished by Century Company.
Hamlin Garland's new book. "Hesper."
which Is fairly diverting, might have been
entitled "How They Took Ann Over the
Jumps." being the story ot a gentiy-b:ed
girl, Ann Rupert, who left her luxurious
home In the effete Ilaft to go to the far
West with her delicate young artist
brother, and of the men and things ehe
encountered there, among them a robust
ucus. yet refined, you"g rancher, with
whom, of course, she fell In love. Ann
was. at the beginning, what one of Mr.
Garland's slang' Westerners might have
termed a cold ami conventional proposi
tion, but as she is brought into closer con
tact with the Hamlin Garland Western
civilization she realizes more and more
the warmth and reality of this life as
contrasted, by M'. Garland, with the arti
ficiality of her former social life In the
llast: and her character expands In con
sequence. The most noteworthy feature
of th- book is tho wealth of material
which the author lias done Into "atmos
phere" and "local color." Lovers of the
West should relish the treeziness of Its
pages. Published by Harjwrs.
Malcolm Dearborn's "Bethsalda." a tale
cf the time of brutal Tiberius Caesar, and
dealing with the trial and death of Christ,
is full or "graphic descriptions." so-called,
and is somewhat rcmlnl-cnt of "Quo
Vadls." without appr-.achlns to the qual
ity of the latter. If one must have a his
torical novel of this era, by all means
reed "Quo Vadls' In preference. Dilling
No week would be complete without
some sort of contribution from Cyrus
Townsend Brady, and for this week he
has historically novelized Sir Henry Mor
gan, the buccaneer, whose courage, cru
elty and ferocity are portrayed with all
the vividness and accuracy and truth
which would naturally characterize the
work of so eminently prolific a writer.
Sir Henry was certainly a wicked pirate,
and a horrible fato overtook him besides
the fate which compels him to spend
eternity within the obscurity ot a histori
cal novel. "Sir Henry Morgan" Is pub
lished by Dillingham.
Geraldlne Bonner Is a good story-teller
and has served'a long apprenticeship with
the short story. Her novel, "To-Morrows
Tangle," gives evidence of her excellent
training. It Is Interesting and. after all.
that expresses the sum and substance of
favorable criticism being a colorful,
warmly human, and mOTing tale ot the
$ . . .-. t i y
&rssssssssssBisslisvK tHssssSL L
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West In early days. Published by Bobts
Merrtll. Aidrlch. the author of "Money nnd
Credit," Is not the Rhode Island Sena
tor, as might be supposed, but Is Wilbur
Aidrlch, and his is a theoretical rather
than practical treatise, setting forth a
pet theory of the author's. It Is stated
with dogmatic directness ami In a very
formal manner, which facts detract some
what from Its Interest for the general
reader. Published by the Grafton Press.
Rosslter Johnson's "Alphabet of Rhet
oric" la one more addition to the very
many modern books upon the use of Eng
lish. It contains much that Is Interesting,
but little that is new. Published by the
"Antigone." an account of the Dresenta
tion of the "Antigone" of Sophocles at
tho LekUHl Stanford University, is a beau
tifully prepared book containing essays
upon several phases of the tragedy, and
exceptionally handsome i holographs of
the university cast. In 1" the nlay was
elaborately produced at Stan""" In tho
original Greek and with Mendelssohn's
choral music, and the book Is designed as
a souvenir. Published by Paul Klder Si
Public Interest In things Philippine Jus
tifies the painstaking work of Theodore
W. Noyes In his presentation of "Oriental
America and It3 Problems." conspicuous
for its conciseness, lucidity and wealth of
informatirn. It U a small book, but com
prehensive and most Informing. Its dis
cussions of this country's Philippine pol
io' are perhaps less absorbing to-day than
they would havo been eighteen months
ago. but the Philippines' local problems
are freshly Interesting. Judd & Detweller.
A number of years ago J. G. Francis
began to make funny sketches of cats and
other animals, but especially of cats, just
to till In some odd moments In a dingy
business office. Soon his cats had attract
ed an admiring public, appearing as they
did in the St. Nicholas magazine, together
with a good quality of jingles. To the
original sketches nnd Jingles some new
and equally good ones havo been added,
and the whole are published in book form
under the title of "Cheerful Cats." These
cats may be recommended to old people
as well as young; that Is. assuming the
eld people have a normal sense of tho
ridiculous Published by the Century.
Doctor S. Weir Mitchell's "Little Sto
ries" ore -napshots at some of the curious
problems nr.d conditions of life, in the In
cisive and sympathetic stylo which dis
tinguishes his writings. These stories are.
as It were, pellets of moral philosophy
coated with llctlon: strong, yet good to the
taste. Some of them havo been previously
published In current periodicals. Century
A book to delight the bibliophile Is the
descriptive work of Hamilton Wright Ma
ble. "Backgrounds of IJtcrature." How
ever we may like or dislike the somewhat
autocratic XIr. Mabie. we must perforce
tied Interest i, this series of chapters on
Wordsworth. Emerson, Scott. Irving anil
other great pots and prose writers; In
which he has endeavored, and with some
tuccess. to place behind each writer the
background of landscape the physical
background or background of nature
which most affected his Imagination and
gave color to his work. It Is the Uko
country behind Wordsworth, the Concord
atmosphere for Kmerson. Weimar for
Goethe. There Is "the Washington Irving
country" and "the land of Scott." Aside
from Its merely descriptive quality tho
work might bo called a series of studies
In literary conditions, A reading con
vinces that the writer's heart was In his
task. Many excellent photographic Illus
trations accompany the text. Published by
the Outlook Company.
II. Rider Haggard, somewhat subdued
and spiritualized, comes to us with a
problem novel, "ftella Fregelius"; the
problem being that of a conflict, unusual,
but real, as It is made to seem, between
a departed and a. present personality, of
which the battleground Is an aching hu
man heart and tho prize Its complete
possession; a, conflict, also, of spiritual
desire and earthly duty. The weird and
characteristic feature of this story Is the
"aerophone." a Haggard contrivance
somewhat on ths order of the wireless
telegraph, by which the living aro en
abled to commune with departed person
alities. The customary action and ex
citing Incidents of the Haggard books are
lacking In this, but the Interest is fairly
well sustained. Published by Longmans
Doctor Adolph Roedera "letters to My
Son" is a little volume containing twelve
dissertations upon the Bible. It possesses
the Interest of a new point of view clothed
In quaint and attractive sentences. Its
object appears to be to simplify and place
within the reach of the general reader
views of a character enJInarily confined to
critical and technical discussions. In ton
the letters are orthedor. In the ordinary
acceptation of the term; but the reason
ing is Individual, and not of the usual or
der. Published by Nunc IJcet lYess.
.Vote Almnt IlooUs and Writers.
With "Elizabeth's Charm-String." Mls
Cora U, Forbes of St. Louis makes her in
itial appearance before the public, an' of
fers to young readers an Interesting group
of quaint oW leacnuX presented In a very
original manner. Mis -- comes of
mixed Scotch. English and Dutch stock.
A Dutch ancestor assisted In the erection
of Fort Orange, near Albany, ami Sta its
burgh on the Hudson River bears his
name to this day. She was born and edu
cated In St. Louis, and her father. Doctor
Isaiah Forbes, was. during two genera
tions, largely Instrumental In placing the
public-school system of St. Louis on tho
high plane where It now stands.
Molly E3Uot Beawell, who Is a great
friend and admirer ot Cardinal Gibbons,
made a special trip from Neuheim. where
she spent the summer, to call on his Emi
nence at Rome at the time of the Pope's
funeral. It Is said that Cardinal Gibbons
read "The Fortunes of Flfl." Miea Sa
weirs new novel. In manuscript form, and
that he laughed heartily over the Inter
view of the little French heroine with
Pope Plus VTL The Cardinal Is a
frequent visitor at Miss searreil a Wash
The line of difference between an artist's
most conscientious work and the more
popular work which he might get more
money for Is often very slight, and Is a
constant temptation. But there are still
a few stanch idealists who hold out. The
now venerable Ellhu Vedder sits In his
plain lodgings Jn Rome and roars against
the tempting American publishers who
beseech hint to illustrate their new enter
prises. "Why should I? 'Why should I? I'm
poor enough, you can tee. But If I Illus
trate your unholy thing It won't be my
best art, and I swear I won't come down."
Would there were more of him! Every
body's Magazine for November.
Joseph Leiter. the great what specula
tor, has been called upon often to pass
upon technicalities In the late Frank Nor
r!ss "The Pit." Now the financier has
consented to act as stage manager at one
of the rehearsals of "The lit." and to
superintend the whole affair. It turns out
that Norris himself first went to Mr. Let
ter, when he was writing tho novel, and
that Mr. Leiter has always taken a par
ticular and personal Interest In "The
Pit." So it was not difficult ffor William
A. Brady, the producer, and Mr. Frank
Curzon. the English theatrical manager,
to Interest him tn a discussion of the
minutest details of the workings of the
real "pit" as they appear In the novel,
and to persuade him to help them In the
dramatization, particularly with the panic
scene of the dramatization, which will be
presented on a scale ot remarkable magni
tude. Somebody has estimated that over half
million words were printed by the Amer
ican newspapers about Itudyanl Kipling's
new volume of verse. "The Five Nations."
in the morning Issues of the day the book
was imbllshed. It Is safe to say no living
author, on the occasion of the publication
of a new book, would receive an ovation
from the press of any country equal to
that of the American press to Mr. Kip
ling. "Frank Danby" Is. as many readers
know, n woman, and the story of her lit
erary undertakings is perhaps unparal
leled In one particular, at least. "Frank
Danby." rrbose real name, Is Mrs. Julia
Frankau. received her first encouragement
to attempt fiction from Mr. George Moore,
the English novelist, and her first story
was promptly .accepted by a publisher,
who almost as promptly failed. She tried
It again, nnd wrote a newspaper story,
which was also accepted, but scarcely
had It appeared between covers when Its
publisher failed also, and Mrs. Frankau
began to feel superstition-. However, she
essayed a third book, writing it on com
mission. It was put on press, and simul
taneously, almost. lts publisher closed his
doors. Mrs. Frankau was certain then
that she was "hoodooed," and for twelve
years after this last failure she refused
to touch fiction. Her novel, "Pigs In
Clover" the best thing she has done
however, seems to have redeemed all her
Mr. Jack London's philosophy of life has
a flr- ring. The only things necessary,
he says, aro good health, work, a philoso
phy of life and sincerity. "With these
you may cleave to greatness and sit
among the giants." Part of his philoso
phy Is the following capital aphorism:
"Light out after It with a club; If you
don't get It. you will nevertheless get
something that looks remarkably like It."
He Is refreshingly frank and determined
In his dislike of nonsense. Some florid
person who wished to pay him a com
pliment, said that his present style was
"a marvel of conciseness and strenzth.
Mr. London." "Any style I may have has
been acquired by sweat" he replied.
A letter of protest has been received
from the Mutual Book Company of Bos
ton, as. follows:
To the IJttraiT RUter of The RrpaMle.
"Dear -Elr: In your review of The
Knocker In Issue of October IT, vou wind
up same with: The Mutual Book Com
pany Is tho publisher of "The Knocker,"
but not 'The Tribune Primer." which is
worth reading.' Wo are the publishers of
Tho Tribune Primer In several edition.
The latest was published In 1ML. We be
lieve your statement deserves correction.
"MUTUAL BOOK COMPANY.
"Tne 3:ery of IUpM Transit." Hy Heckles
Wlllson. With fSftj-seren Ittastratlecs. rub
Hshed by I. Aprleten A Co.. New Tork.
"llesper." A cerel by Hamlin Garland. Pab
IfeLed by Ilarrir Dres New Tcrk. Price
"Cherry." Rr nooth Tsrxtaiten. Illustrated.
raUUhed by Harper Brca. Nw York. Price
"BHIr WhU3(erss KHs: Or. Iy find Nlxfet."
A -ttKl la "IMIly vahn." riy Frances
Treco Monttonirry. rumtrated by W. 1L Fry.
rcMtffced by th isiatReM PabHsfeb:: Com
pany. Akron. O. Prlee It
"BetlutaMJ " A stary of te tlma of Christ by
Malcolm Pearbern. PsMMied by O. W. Dll
IttKbara Cnmpanr. New York. From St. Louis
News Ompaay. Prlee 51 M.
"Sir Heory Moron. Bwrawfr. A Raraanee
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JUBILEE COMES TO CLOSE.
Jinny Honorary Decrees Are Award
ed by the Presbyterian Innu
trition nt Pulton.
FuKun. Jlo.. Oct. 3. The cerebration of
tbe semicentennial of the founding of
Westminster College closed to-day. The
exercises Included a formal raeetlns at
the Presbyterian Church, a banquet of the
90 alumni of the college In the dlnln;
hall of the Missouri School for the Deaf
and reunions of the various collesc or
ganizations. The meeting was presided over by Judge
John A. Hockaday of this city. Addresses
were delivered by the Iteverend C. C
Hcrsnutn of the Union Theological Col
lege, at Itkhmcnd. Vj.. who was presi
dent of the college for several years: and
Moderator Kobert K. Coyle of the North
ern Presbyterian General Assembly.
Decrees were announced by the Itever
end Doctor Samuel J. NIccolIs of St. Louis.
a member cf the Itoard of Trustees of the
eo'leae. as I Hows:
Muter of Arts. rrofesr Vf. D. " christian.
prtwiwU of i he public Khonls nt Part. Mo.
iJector of Sclrm . Imrtue V O. Ojrssn. St.
Iiu1". M I"Ctor HiarK H. Wallace, fct.
Jth. Ma Doctor of Divinity. th K.rererxl
Tsarles K. Richmond, rarti Mo.; the Iterererki
K. A Darfcrxm. MrvtnU. the Reverend F. V.
1 Unlit. presMent ut Parson s college. Iowa;
'he Reverend J. 11 Gam. . Ixil ami the
Reverend J. M Hill. Kama Cliy. Doctor of
literature, the Roverena W It Marqness D.
D, LmiUvllv. Ky . the Reven-wt c. Her
raan of Kfc-hmrfiKl. Va.. and lrufessor E. 11.
MarrHM., Kulton. lsrtor of Laws Irofe,r
J. X Tate, seperlnfrul-m ef the illnn-eota
SctHol for the l)af IrefeNr J. R, Dobyns.
Superintendent it the Mlrslniippl School for
Dtaf: William II. Wallace. Kansas Cty: C
Orrtek UMioi". Assistant Circuit Attorney. St.
IhiIs: Oneral Daniel II. Mclntyre. Mexico.
Mo.; Doctor J. II. MarCncken. srdtc ef the
Pnlvenlty of New Torfc; the Reverend Robert
P. Cuyle. D. D., Denver. Cola., and President
W. H. Black. Missouri Valley College. Mar
All or those on whom honorary decrees
were conferred were alumni of 'West
minster, with the exception of Doctor
MacCracken, Doctor Coyle and Doctor
The Reverend W. It DobvrtR. D.D.. of
8t. Joseph. Ho., president of the Alumni
Association, presided. The gu-st of honor
was tho Iteverend Samuel Spahr Laws.
D.D.. of Washington, D. C. the first
president of the college. Seated at the
honor table were Mve former presidents
of tho college: Doctor Liws. Doctor C
C. Hersman. Richmond, Va.; Doctor V.
II. Marque. Louisville. Ky.: Doctor E.
C. Gordon. Lexington. Mo., and Doctor J.
H. MacCracken. New Tork.
At the honor tablo were also Doctor
Robert P. Cojle. Doctor C. Nlecolls of St
Louis. President Black of Missouri Val
ley College, and President McAfee of
Park College. ParkviPe. Mo.
Toasts were responded to by Doctor
Laws. Doctor MacCracken and Doctor C.
II. Wallace. M. D.. St- Joseph. Mo.
Sonthern Synod Adjonrns.
Fulton. Mo.. Oct. 3. The. synod of tho
Southern Presbyterian Chnrcn of Mis
souri adjourned In this city to-day. The
next meeting will be he'd at Cape Girar
deau. Mo., in October. 1904 Only routine
business, mich as the disposal of reports
by committees, was considered to-day.
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ENGLISH VISITORS AMAZED
AT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.
Visit "Force" School, and Find Ptc-s-
ident'n Son, Qnentln, on Eqnallty
XVlth Other Children.
Washington. Oct. a The presence of
President Roosevelt's son Qulntln In the
pubHc schools of Washington was one ot
the most Interesting discoveries made by
the members of the Mosely Commission,
which Is here on a visit from England. It
Impressed on their minds the democracy
of the American public school system.
When Informed the son of the President
was a student in the public schools th .
visiting educators asked the Superln
tendent of Schools how. under tho Amef-
lean plan, he was able to keep the school
select and see that only children of ap
proved character were brought into con
tact with the President's son.
When assured there was no attempt at
delusiveness, and that the son of tho
corner grocer or the blacksmith was on
the same footing as the child of tho Pres
ident, the visitors marveled greatly. They
at once arranged to visit the particular
school the Force School which Quentln
attends, and after golnx there, as one of
them said. left with: A better Idea of
the meaning of the American democracy."
School Doy Disappears.
Gedry Taylor. 9 years old. living at No.
4S3 McKlnley avenue, left heme last
Wednesday morning to go to school. Ho
has not teen beard of by his relatives
since. Taylor Is of medium s!ie. slim.
with dark hair and eyes. He wore a dark, .
suit and rap when last seen. I
Laborer Kills Farmer' Dnnhter. r-C
Bethel. Me.. Oct. SL Beulah Tork. ' "
farmer's daughter, aged 13 years, was shi
and killed last night by Ora Green, whi i
then blew off his own head. Green wa
a laborer on the York farm. He was "
years old, and. It Is said, was Infatuate
with the girl, who refused to accept t