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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SEPTEIBER 6. 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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TIME AVR&UGI1T CHANGES.
Recent occurrences suggest that tho
Supervisor of City Lighting should be
a member of the Board of Public Im
provements with a voice In its delibera
tions and a vote In its decisions.
At present he has no direct connection
with the board. He attends the meetings
of the board as an outsider. His advice
and views are considered, but when ho
and the board differ ho has no vote and
only his personal influence in determin
St Louis's City Charter, admirable ln
' most respects. Is woefully antiquated in
its relation to electricity. Electrical sci
ence has been born and has grown to
lusty maturity since the Charter was
adopted. There Is no provision whatever
In the Charter for tho expert supervision
which electrical work in a large city
KEEP IT BEFORE THEM.
That is a good campaign stroke cf the
Democratic Congressional Committee
which presents to the American people
a complete collection of editorials from
the leading Republican and independent
newspapers of this country condemning
the Porto Rlcati tariff bill passed by the
Republican majority in the National
So 'great is the potency of the Repub
lican national machine that most of
these papers are now cither indorsing
the administration's course ln finally
compelling a Republican Congress to
pass this infamous bill or else they are
discreetly silent on the Ibsue. For tills
reason it is well that the American peo
ple should recall what they said when
honest discussion was possible.
Indeed, it would have been well also
If the Democratic Congressional Com
mittee had prefaced these views of
American newspapers with President
3IcKluley's own authoritative declara
tion against the tariff taxation of the
Porto RIcans. "It Is our plain duty," he
asserted in his December message to
Congress, "to give free trade to Porto
Rico." And then the Sugar Trust and.
the Tobacco Trust and the Coffee Trust
Issued their orders to this Trust Presi
dent, and be reversed himself and em
ployed all his Influence to prevent Porto
Rico from enjoying the blessing and
the right of free trade with the rest of
Tho Republican record on this Torto
Rican Infamy, from President McKinley
down, is a shameful record. It should be
kept before the American people. A par
ty capable of establishing such a reeord
Is not worthy of the support of patriots.
SOME TRUST EXHIBITS.
In the letter on the trust question writ
ten to The Republic by H. R. Kurz
there are facts and figures of a kind that
appeal strongly not only to every sales
man and employe- who has lost bis em
ployment through the organization of
trusts, but to every American whose
natural sympathies are with the under
dog fighting gamely against overpower
"We tobacco salesmen who made
headquarters in St. Louis," the letter
says, "do know one thing bejond a
chance of question; that Is, that ie
are no longer tobacco salesmen and are
compelled to go Into other overcrowded
lines, having wasted our best efforts and
years In the tobacco trade."
This is the work of only one trust
the Continental Tobacco Company. St.
Loulsans can look" at the ncrps of ground
In the neighborhood of Second and
O'Falion covered with twelve-story
buildings, now deserted and cobwebbed,
which were formerly Belcher's Sugar
Refinery, where thousands of St.. Louls
ans won their daily bread. They arc
closed tight and only shifts of watch
men, provide that no hand but tljat of
timo 6hall demolish tlicm. This is the
work of the Susar Trust.
Such exhibits of the work of tho
trusts eau ho seen iu any largo city
anywhere in the United States. Thou
sands of men have been thrown out
of employment. Additional thousands
have been obliged to leave the cities of
their home and their choice in order to
keep their employment.
A KALI A- OF BOSSES.
Federal ofllccholders appointed to of
fice in Missouri by President MclviiuVy
tIirouj:h National Committeeman Ker
ens, and subject at nil times to Colonel
Keren" orders, were ably as-Mod by
Ziejrenhein liarnncles provided with City
Hall grafts in St. LonN in the work of;
stirring up "onthu.siaMn" at the Kepub-1
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iican nuiy la iiiiaii;i kim j ui-.-.h.i..
This was emliuntly apprt.priate. and ' "oum. ih'kium.- uiey are exerts ...
its signlticance will not be lot on the ' f"t Mrwisth to betray the American
people of Mbsouri. The Flory e:impalgii. Covernment to Lmpire and to mala, eer
which received Its formal opening at lain the early overthrow ot the Kepub.
tho Sedalla rally, is a machine campaign He.
in the luterests of .McKinleyisin and j VI WYSI'OKTIIi: I OliKY
Ziegeiihelnism. Its objict i to fasten on , ",'"' ,, '.' "
the enthe Slate of -Missouri that Mile ' Kepublicau partisan organs and stump
t T,.ii in.M,.r.i,i1.iiinin.J1.ir H'cakcr. with whom tlie habit of ar
M...i..t m H... lWral otliee.san.l in
ring-ridden Sr. Ixuiis. .Teffer.son City is
the point of attack of the.-e hungry co
horts, denounced by a Republican IVM-
master General as "the outfit
he ever saw." They know that if they
can once get "next" to the State Treas
ury the looting of oue of the richest
commonwealths in the Union will then
It is not strange, therefore, that
rl,,! l.Vr nf Mnvnr Zipcenheill
,, in.u- fi'-,, nt thV Sml.-ilia rallv.
and that both made speeches for Flory
and did ail they could to incite the rav
enous Republicans iu front of them to
a Cossack campaign of plunder. They
have even more to gain than Fiory by
carrying Missouri for the Republican
ticket. It would make Colonel Kerens a
mighty big national figure if he couhl
wheel this grand old State into the Re
publican column. It would make Boss
Zicgenhein a power in Missouri if he
could have a Republican State admin
istration ln Jefferson City strengthen
ing his hold on St. Louis and perfecting
that personal machine which he yet
hopes will transform him Into Governor
Ziegenheln. These two men were work
ing for themselves when they rooted so
vociferously for "Joe" Tlory at Sedalla.
It Is for the people of Missouri to de
cide whether they will surrender their
State to McKluieyism and Ziegenhelu
ism, whether they will make of Colonel
Kerens the Tom Piatt or Matt Quay of
the West, whether they will clear the
road by which the Buffoon Burgomaster
of St Louis proposes to march to the
Executive Mansion in Jefferson City.
Against these evil inlluences the Democ
racy of Missouri have nominated Alex
ander Monroe Dockery, a tried and
faithful and honest public servant, sup
ported by one of the strongt State
tickets known In the political history of
Missouri. The choice is so plain that a
60,000 majority for Dockery in Noveiu
ber should be a foregone conclusion.
A DESPERATE ORGAN.
United States Senator Culberson of
Texas was justified In taking especial
occasion to denounce as false the asser
tion made iu a Giohe-Deaiocrat editorial
of September 3 to the effect that he was
an annexationist on the Philippine is
sue. "While It Is permls-sible ordinarily for
public men to ignore the statements' of
reckless and Irresponsible newspapers
tending to put them in a false light be
fore the country, there are times when
it is demanded that such statements be
promptly refuted and the paper utter
ing them held up to that popular con
tempt which it thereby provokes. The
present is such a time. The issue of im
perialism is the paramount issue of the
campaign of 1900. If it can beshown b3
Republican organs that certain Demo
cratic leaders differ from their party on
this isue, its strength before the peo
ple will be seriously lessened. Senator
Culberson is a prominent figure in the
Democratic organization. He cannot af
ford to submit to misrepresentation of
his views on the paramount issue of the
"I am not now and never have been
in favor of the annexation of the Phil
ippine Islands," says Senator Culberson.
"1 made a speech Iu tho Texas State
Democratic Convention nt Galveston In
1S98 against Philippine annexation, and
stumped the State In that campaign
against such a policy. I stand squarely
with my party on the Philippine issue,
and fully Indorse the auti-linperiallstlc
declarations of the platform adopted at
the National Democratic Convention at
Kansas Clly. The Globe-Demccrat i not
justified in its statements to the con
trary." This plain declaration from the Texas
Senator again Indicates the wisdom of
taking the Globe-Democrat's statements
with a grain of salt during the present
There is ample encouragement for the
national Democracy In the election re
turns from Vermont, a rock-ribbed Re
publican State iu which the President's
party has been unable to hold its own
in a campaign where all the admlulstia
tion lnlluence possible was brought to
bear for results that should affect the
situation in other Stales.
Although the complete returns- are not
yet published, the fact is in unmistaka
ble evidence that the Republican vote
in Vermont has been notably decreased
from that of lSOU. In the matter of the
Democratic gain In the next House of
Representatives in the Vermont State
Legislature it Is conceded eveu by par
tisan Republican organs that the Demo
cratic roproentntlon will be somewhere
between -sixty and seventy-five. This Is
a mnrked Increase over the number
elected In 1MK5, some seventeen in all,
and even over lb!)S, when forty-two
Democrats were elected to the House.
As to the Republican plurality In Ver
mont, It Is now claimed by the Demo
crats that It will this year be below 30,
000, as against 3S.571 In 1S90.
Developments of this nature are omi
nous for the Imperialist cause. They
prove that tho true glory which would
have attached to our victorious war with
Spain, if we had dealt fairly with Cuba,
the Philippines "and Porto Rico follow
ing Its close. Is not now extended to
Mr. McKInley's administration. The
President's surrender to the temptation
"of Empire created by that war has
alarmed the American people. They
would have fairly Idolized Mr. McKin-
ley had the President freed Cuba In
accordance with tho American declara
tion of war against Spain, had he given
to tho Filipinos a sound assurance of
national Independence in accordance
with the American Declaration of Inde
pendence, had he forbade the tariff tax
ation of the Porto Klcnus on the grounds
that it was forbidden by the American
Constitution. As it is now, the Ameri
can people fear Mr. Melvinley as the
first American President to abandon tho
creed of the Kcpublle for the creed of
The Vermont election looks like the
beginning of tty end of the dream of
an American Kuipire. If what the Ke
publlcan imperialist have done in Ver-
mniit is the best 1 hey can do they will
Io.m- every debatable Male in the Ln on.
.Mm ii is natural aim jiim ur.u n-.
. .. f i i J . il...t !...
I . .. , . .. .,
ining the Denioenilie party for all the
llegcd sdiurtcoiulngs of the Missouri
Suite LegMature has become chronic.
Miould have more carefully studied the
records of the Republican members of
that body before adopting tactics con
taining a greater peril for their party
titan for the Missouri Democracy.
It i.s a fact well known to all who have
followed the acts of the MKsouri Legis
lature for years past that In all Iegila-
lio i0 ,vllicu cI,1I)- " suspicion of the
I loI,l.v- a"'1 w"'ch bore evidence of undue
favorltixtn for special interests, the Re
publican contingent in the Senate and
House has been invariably found on the
side of the lobby. This was true at the
time of the scandal of railroad legisla
tion in 1SS7, as it was later true when
the St. Louis street laihvay consolida
tion bill was enacted into law by the
Missouri Legislature. The Republican
vote at the dictation of the lobby lias
always been virtually a unan-mous vote.
Without this solid Republican vote in
behalf of the interests advocated and
represented by the lobby in Jefferson
City, whatever ill-judged legislation may
now stand charged against the Slato
Legislature would generally have l.ein
Impossible. If the Republican members
of the State Senate and II'iusof Repre
sentatives had Ftcod faithful to the
people, they, ln union with Democratic
legislators who have always been found
on the people's side, could have de
feated the passage of nearly every
measure bearing tho taint of lobby cor
ruption. The trouble has been, however,
that the Republican strength iu the State
Legislature is strength for the lobby, not
for the good of the community.
Missouri Republicanism cannot escape
the significance of this fact. When it
makes an Issue of the acts of the State
Legislature it enters a field where its
record is of the worst The logic of the
situation Is plain. Every decrease iu
the Republican vote ln the State Senate
or House of Representatives is a direct
loss to the lobby.
Such an accident as resulted in the
death of two patrolmen would be prac
tically impossible iu the conduit dis
trict That tragedy pleads for the exten
sion of the district in which the wires
are placed under ground.
The photograph presented by Tho Re
public of the scene cf the crossed wires
showed a network of wires strongly
reminiscent of the condition that pre
vailed 'in the heart of the city before
the conduit ordinance was passed. Fatal
shocks by electricity at that time were
of startling ficqueiicy. The burial of
the wires has made such fatalities of
As a matter of public policy all wires
carrying high-tension currents should be
placed In conduits. This applies also to
trolley and feed wires of electric rail
Mays. Watch the Republican tiieksters close
ly in West Virginia and Kentucky un
til November 0. Their little game Is to
carry those States for Mr. McKlnley by
the grace of "colonized" colored votes
at so much per vote.
"Rungler .Toe" Flory was careful not
to correct in his Sedalia speech tho
numerous misstatements which he has
made with so singular a knack of dis
torting facts and figures for Itepubllcan
Evidently it isn't a question of pre
vious party alllliations this year. It's
the Kepublic against the Empire and
faithful Americans are aligning them
selves on the side of the old Republic.
Vermont, the old Green Mountain
State of Revolutionary days, is evi
dently waking to a realization of the
fact that the Republic for which Ethan
Allen fought is in danger.
Federal officeholder! 'und Ziegenheln
ringsters furnished the enthusiasm for
the Repulilican rally at Sedalia. I.Ike
little Tommy Tucker, they were singing
for their suppers.
Ey all means let Colonel Flory ex
amine Missouri's books. Tho Allowing
of prosperity under lemocratic rule may
convert him to Democracy.
That list of St. Louis-Republicans
prominent ar the Republican rally in
Sedalia reads as If It were taken from
the City Hall pay rolls.
Mark Hauna Is Just the sort of burly
bruiser to lose his nerve and go "up in
the air" under vigorous and aggressive
If present Indications count for any
thing, it'll be "Maryland, My Mary
land:" with the national Democracy
Stanch old Arkansas did herself proud
for Democracy's sake, and Missouri
must not be outdone.
When the sweet silences cf evening fall.
And twilight's calm a tojch or rerery brlns.
How pocr appear our da a ot striving all.
Save where we strove for socd ana coble
The selfi.h alms to which we bnt our will.
The sordid thoughts that mastered our desire.
How have they wanted life that should but thrill
With the soul's Joy of ever climbing higher!
Our own true gift Its blessed use we scorn;
Our special work Its Joy we wl'l net taste;
Turning- insttnd to tasks Ignobly born.
To thlnts that all our t-etter essence waste;
And the.i the twilight ccrr.es and night is near,
.And we look back upon the misused day.
And O! how bleak and cold its scenes appear
-That should haTO been iso warm and glad al
wa! Btm.cx:a. SAUN'DEns
DIDN'T THINK OF ELOPING,
BUT ASKED MOTHERS' ADVICE.
? ier ii
.' & jits ii iA:Nii
ill "iv v"GS 1 - i
Alvin L. Brandos and Miss Ella
Lyons, a Youthful Couple,
Enlisted Aid of Parent
in Obtaining License
PLAN CAUSED THEM WORRY.
A pretty little romance -nas brought to
lldlit yesterday by the Issuance of a mar
riage Hcenso to Al In !. llrantlos and Mls3
lllla Lyons. IJoth live on North Ttnth
street, almost within a stone's throw of
each other, the brhlesrcom-to-be llvlnsr at
No. HOT North Tentli and the brlde-to-bo
at No. 171G North Tenth ptrcet.
Each of them 13 under aso, "and yrhen
they vrent for a license their plans had to
Iks confided to their, eldors. In this) case
their mothers. Urandcs Is Just twenty, and
the little -Roman who becomes h'.s wife to
day has just turned the sfventeenth mile
post In this Journey of life. Accordingly,
the couple gained the consent of their moth
ers to tho match, and. after that, a promise
to accompany them to the marriage license
olllce, to Fee that there was no slip ln the
wTiole affair. There was no trouble, nnd
ilr. Hramles Is carrying around a precious
piece of paper, which will be "flashed" on
the officiating priest this afternoon.
Yesterday was passed In planning. When
a Republic reporter called at the home of
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The iJoverend George E. Stokes, his wife and children, tvho will
go to Calcutta, India. Mr. Stokes will have charge of the first Eng
lish Methodist church established there.
The Reverend Gcorfjc K. Slokey, pastor ot
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church of thi3
city, has Lccn appointed by Bishop Tiioburn
as pastor of First Ilngllsh Methodist Epis
copal Church of Calcutta, India.
His appointment will be ratified by the
Methodist Mission Board September 18. anil
tho Reverend Mr. Stokes and his family will
pall for their new home tho third week in
October. Mr. Stoks will succeed Rishop
Warnc. recently appointed IJishop of India
The appointment came as a surprise to
the Reverend Mr. Stokes and his wife, and
was received while they were on a recent
visit to Washington, Mo. At first there
was considerable hesitation on the part of
both about accepting the appointment, espe
cially on theaprt ot Mrs.Stokes, but through
the Influence of Mrs. RoRcr Haynes and
others sho becamo reconciled to repara
tion from home and native land, and now
both are enthusiastic about the change.
Mr. Stokes Is a native of Cleveland, O..
but was educated ln Toronto, Canada, where
he graduated ln theology, and returned to
the United States ln 1S30. His first ap
pointment was to Rich Hill, Mo., where he
remalnfd three years; his second appoint
ment was to Sedalla, Mo., and his third to
Trinity Church, where ho h3 been pastor
for four years.
Under his minlstntlons.old Trinity Church
has about doubled Its membership, and Its
tlnancc3 are said to be ln very much better
shape than when. hi came. The Sunday
school has also about doubled, and now has
an enrollment of moro than 400. There, Is
also one ot the largest Esworth leagues la
Father McCabe, Their Spiritual
Adviser, Will Perform Cere
mony To-Day in the Par
lors of St. Michael's
READY FOR LIFE'S BATTLE.
the bride he was informed that she was
at the hnm- of her (lance nrranglng th
rooms which they will occupy.
Miss I.j ens was at llrst inclined not to
sjy much, but a friend urged her to tell all
about It. The joung coupl? have been
kcplng company fjr nearly two years, but
thoughts' of matrimony did not enter their
Iicadd until recently. They were at llist
afraid of parental objections, on account of
their jouth. This, however, was overcome,
Sirs, llary Flfcr, the mother of the bride
elcet. and Jlr.-i. Mary K. Ilrjndes, the moth
er of the bridegroom-elect, making no ob
jection to the match. Mrs. Hrande that Is
to be looks upon the problem of life Just
3s many others who have entered the bonds
of matrimony. Only sunshine Is visible, at
present. Jlr. Ilrandes Is occupying a good
pcFltlon with a large paint concern. The
prospect of married life Is a novelty to them
at present, but they say that they will be
the "happiest ever" when they settl? down
to thir life "for better or for wors."
This young and determined couple will
be married this afternoon at 2 o'clock ln
the parlors of St. Michael's Church, cor
ner of Eleventh and Clinton streets. Fa
ther SIcCalx who has been the snlritual ad
viser of both for j ears, will offlcUte. Only
a few relatives and friends will be present.
Mr. and Mrs. Hr'ndcs will goto housekeep
ing at the home of I1L3 mother, at No 13u7
North Tenth street.
The Reverend G. E. Stokes of
Trinity M. E. Church Will
Depart in October.
HIS FAMILY GOES WITH HIM.
Appointment Comes as a Sur
prise After Four Years
With Present Charge.
the city, hating a membership of more than
Tho chuich to which Mr. Stokes has been
appointed has a membership of SSrt. with 171
probationers. It Is said by Bishop Tho
Inirn to be ln a very prosperous condition.
The appointment, therefore. Is regarded as
a recognition of Mr. Stokes's ability as a
pastor and preacher.
FEAR FOR A SHIP'S FATE.
Grand Opera Company on Board
the Clin" Maj- Have'Perished.
San Francisco, Cal.. Sept. t Word was
received In this city to-day that the steam
er William CHIT, which left Kingston. Ja
maica, on August 17 Tor Vera Cruz, has not
yet arrived at her destination. Under usual
circumstances the trip Is only a three days"
Some alarm is felt here, for the reason
that among the passengers on the Cliff aro.
forty members of the Azalil Grand Italian
Opera Company, due to open a teason here
on Saturday evening next. It Is feared that
tome disaster has befallen the Cliff ln tho
recent storms off the Yucatan coast.
Hrntnn Speaks 'With Dockery.
Motiett, Mo., Sept. 5. Congressman M. E.
Benton spoke at the annual old settlers'
picnic nt Ilrlcefleld yesterday. This town-
snip is composes of German and Polish
people, and they appear almot unanimous
against Imperialism. A. M. Dockery was
taken out to Brlceflcld by a delegation from
Monntt. and he also spoke.
S Mil I I'm Hi i ilP'
WHAT MR. F0Y NEEDS--
A "LOCAL COLOR" COMEDIAN.
If IMwanl Foy were coached, lectured,
rut In a dark cell, fed on bread and water
and otherwise maltreated he might become
a man of comedy promise. As he now stands
he ! a stcond-rate clown, a "funny man"
for a midnight crov.d. a theatrical Joke. In
his new play he has occasional lines that
give him opportunity. Sometimes he takes
advantage of the chance and scores a legiti
mate point, but most of his effort Is un
trained nnd coarsely crude. The company,
aside from Miss Tanguay, U out of mind
before It ! out of sight. Misf Tanguay is
lrrepres-s-ible. She has the merit of knowing
how to stand, ami when she moves she hops
about the stage artr the manner of a
Waterbury watch s-prlng on a rampjge. Her
volto U untr.tlmd. She Ins the vaudevl!
laln's instinct, and with coaching might get
"on a circuit."
Mis? jiilla Marloue 13 prerarlng for her
winter season, which will have its begin
ning, in all prolial.IUty. at the new Illinois
Theater, in Chicago. She will continue to
rilav "Barbara Frktchie" for povcr.il wirfc
1 going to "When Knighthood Was ln Flow
er" nloni about Christma tlm Next S-m-t
day's Republic 1II contain the very newest
. photographic portrait of Mls3 Marlowe,
J made only the other day.
Rzra Kendall, who will come to the Co
lumbia next week. Is oni of the few come
dians who l:nvv how to ab;)rb and then
throw off "local color." He never tells Xew
York stories In St. Uouis and th-rc is ncveT
a flavor of Cincinnati about anything he re
lates to Cleveland people. And this U the
way he manages it: When he reaches town
ho makes for the well-known resorts, where
he sits around with chatty citizens. It
doesn't take much of this to put a bit of the
town's life Into his thought. Then, when It
comes to the Joke part. Kendall merely
adapts an old one or thinks up a new one
for the occasion and the name. I saw him
at Faust's ono night tittlng with a friend.
The friend was gabbling away for dear life,
but Mr. Funnyman was paying no atten
tion to him. He was listening to the re-
i marks of George McManus, George Horner
and Colonel Iw Harper, who were making
witticism." of their own at another table.
And the nest evening at the theater Kendall
got the laughs.
Xow that the baseball season Is approach
ing tho falling off place. Colonel Jere Hunt
Is renewing his theatrical acquaintances. He
saw about twenty minutes of Eddie Foy
Sunday r.Ii.ht. and he went out. saying that
the St. L.onis tall team ga-ve a funnier ihow
than the man from Chicago. Mr. Hunt re
ceived a letter from James Jay Brady last
week. Mr. Brady says that the circus vith
which he has been travellmr will soon co
Into winter quarters, but he desires It to ba
known that he will not hibernate with tho
elephants and other beasts of the organiza
tion. He hopes to go on a tour with a fa
mous actor within a month.
James Jay Brady will probablr laugh
when he reads on the till that "Mr. Fred
eric Hallen" will appear, etc Ten vearsaro
it was Joey Hart, Freddie Hallen and Jim-
mie Brady. About that time Mr. Hallen
thought that he might call himself Frederic
He had some cards printed and exhibited
them to Mr. Brady, who was then hU man
ager. "What do you think of that, JUnmier"
he asked gayly.
Mr. Brady adjusted his glasses, looked
the card over carefully and murmured:
"And he spells It without a "K," too."
Freddy had the entire 1W destroyed at
"Down on tho Suwanee River" Is dolmr a
good bustnes at Havlln's Theater this week,
where. In spite of a good deal of heat, cut
of doors, tho temperature remains low. The
management has placed fans ln the theater,
of course, but It Is not entirely dua to
this fact that the theater Is really cool. By
some lucky stroke, the ventilation to the
south Is of the sort that produces a high
velocity draft that sweepj across the
body of the theater la a gale at times.
There Is always a breeze when the south
doors are open, which, you may be sure. Is
all the time during the early days of the
Let Mr. Short's attention be drawn to the
fact that 4 have our views of the big
New York stock companies too early ln
the season. Mr. Short may answer that lc
is better to have the companies early than
not at all, and If this Is a fact, there la
nothing for the St. Louis public to do save
make a graceful bow and accept the decree
of whoever decrees It. But It seems a pity,
nevertheless, that the Lyceum and Empire
organizations should come to us when the
season Is so young that men ore yet going
about ln their summer flannels and wnlle
most folks who make up Olympic and Cen
tury audiences are far from the Mississippi.
We are soon to havs the Lyceum company.
Mr. Daniel Frohman will probably tear his
hair and declare that the West does not
know a good thing when It sees It; but let
him send the c,ompany here on the way
back from California Instead of on. Its way
out. Just to sco what would happen.
Tho summer gardens are hanging on well
thla j ear. Time was, and not so long either,
that every summer place In town was tight
shut beforo tho first day of September. The
rule was made by Frank McXeary, who
closed the Cave year after year the last
week ln August, giving the reason that cool
nights almost invariably Interfered after
that time. This year the rummer places are
doing as much business as ever this week.
and thero Is no promise from Mr. Hyatt
that thero will be a serious change. The
downtown theaters ore suffering from this
summer garden fact, of course, but, even
to. they arc doing very well, thank you.
Mr. GIffen has employed Mr. RatcIIffe as
leading man for hla new Imperial Theater.
There can be no getting away from the
fact that Jlr. RatcIIffe has been chiefly
written about In late months as a man who
Etrudk his wlfo and went to prison for It.
F01R TH01SAND GYPSIES
TO EMIGRATE TO AMERICA.
Gonzalezes' Queen Is
Epigrammatic in a
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. "
New York. Sept. 3. Queen Stella of the
Gonzalez tribe of gypsies, whoso remote,
ancestors were the Pharaohs In Egypt, Is
visiting friends ln this city. A woman of
culture, an accomplished linguist, of pa
trician bearing, this queen rules 4,400 peo
ple, who, she says, are "primitive, bare
legged, clad In gray rags."
"I will not return to the land of the Al
hambra, but will bring my people here,"
said Queen Stella to-day. "I may destroy
their happiness by severing them from
Spain, but I have to do what I have to do.
It is fate. I and my tribe will dwell among
the Catskllls, which will always remind V3
of our native hills."
Although her tribe Is very poor. Queen
Stella possesses much valuable antique
Jewelry, heirlooms ln her family. One
p'.cce Is a necklace of pink pearls that Mary
Queen of Scots gave to a ruler of the Gon
zalez tribe who was a famous fortune
In the course of conversation to-day Queen
This does not seem to be the Fort of
vertlslns that has value for the ma.lni
favorite. Surely there cant be much 1
the hero, even for the silliest of the firs
row. in the man who Is widely known fcr
tho offense that was charged against Mr
Ratcliffe. It I said that he la a caplt-jj
Mock actor, and it may be that his art U
good that It will cause his audiences to for
get the police court romance that clln-s tn
his name .-it this time. "
Xot. of Amutrment.
TMi I the renins week of tM Grant Orrt
hrti'c "A Stranu-r In a Strang- Land" , on,
of il.e nt-u-ist of the farcical comedies and ii
trlght ar.d musical. The Grand 1.-. now one of
the irtttl.Ft theaters In the West. For the mat
Inee of the eomlr.c Fundi- the Grand will ha.
tie of thn lst of It attractions of Ixt season.
Ris-o anl Holland's- Mlmtrels. There ar- al-
a number of new features of both tho mlnstrtt
and tho taudevillo order.
,.'1..,he pun"rc" RIW Is a eorredy-dmms.
It N the altrart:.in at Havlln's Theater this week
fcv ...anajrer 'Jaren. Ills, Stella Jlpyhew has a
K". ran ln the old plantation "mam.-nv." !
jr. nniir.e of th comlns Monday Havlln's will
I.ave one of tho new plays of tha staon. "ilH.
nuht In Chinatown." The l-icatlon of the plar
1 realistic of a wctlon of San Francisco. Tn.
Hay It. put en with a number of sdccUI tccnes.
ricbaMr the best thine on th- bill at t-e Cn
Ujn.hla. this week is Hilda Thomas's new sketrhT
Tl. I-nne star." Tho entranco Is effective. Thi
fr-ri.! ," have a cIv'r mi-leal act. and
poobatlo work. Miss Bateman and Mr. 11.,-taj-r
appeir to deeded advantage ln XV. S Cll
Uri s dramatic contrast. "Sweethearts." '
The Olympic offers a ncn,-lty next So-day-when
"The Dairy Tarrn" will b. seen for th
fast ttnio in St. Louis. This r'ay Is fro-n th
Pen of Kleanor Merton. an actios of exM-aeV
. . ?jLa' put u?e- The Play I on th
order of "The Old Homestead."
At Forest Park Highlands a rovel acrobat!
net la that of Bane and Jules, who have Invent
ed a combination ainsle and double horizontal
bar apparatus on which they do some turns new
5? -J?," "rLa,nd h!s clan" za anl Delmo's
Jt-Egllnc specialty also has the stamp of orir!
'!l ' Hn All's troupe ef
Ar&Ls will be the feature of the programme!.
Vaodevllle 1, the attraction at the Suburbia
Gaiden. and a number of new acts are seen th!.
. .a vaMn. is a newcomer In onen-
air theatricals. At Blanchari has some new
1 tones nnd KVo 'm -j vww urw
-. ... ..v. ...mjj i company present
a new farce.
o.'TJ10 Jf ,dir B!itTl" Americanize Is the MB,
at the Delraar Garden. It Is one of the Dan
ra!v-Cailno kind-a musl-at farce of the latter-c-ajr
tyre. Carroll John,on tales the part of thi
American millionaire. Alexander Clark u sJsl,.!
otficeTn'uSe.f!"- 1L S" -
At the Standard Nelly Haaley irtTe, a er!e
or new tones: Conroy and Lowry present an
t: Ford and Dot Wet come on aa tie walte?
and the mall, followed by 3am Rice. eomTdlanf
. .v -ii'i; hjc uiu next wees.
FIRST SUCCESS A COMEDY.
Xew Plays in New York Mainly,
Founded on Books.
New York, Sept. S.-We are apparently ln
for a theatrical season which will bristle
with plays adapted from popular works of
fiction. The Initial openings In New York
Indicate this. Monday night we had a
dramatization of "Prince Otto" at Wal
ttck's, and at the same time Mr. Mann and
Miss Clara Llpman blossomed out ln "An
on Account of Eliza" at the Garrick. a.
comedy ln three acts. In which Mr. Leo
Deitrlch Stein Is Quite 83 merciless to tho
small country gossips as poor Charley Hoyt
"Prince Otto' with Otis Skinner as the
star, although a good-humored mediocrity,
marches on a higher level than "The Pride
of Jennlco" and "Rupert of llcatzau." Mr.
Skinner certainly deserves attention ln his
new undertaking, and he received it from
a friendly audience last nlsht.
Admirers of Miss Upman and Loul3 Mann
were agreeably surprised by their recep
tion at the Garrlck. "All on Account ot
Eliza" has come to stay for a season. a,t
least-lf one may Judge by the first night's
reception. The play might properly ba
termed a "Hoyt piece." so close U the re
semblance to the work of the stricken
Into the village hotbed of scandal comes
Eliza, the pretty school teacher from New
York. She Is young. She dresses prettily.
Husbands and sweethearts alike become her
But Eliza. Is an exemplary young; person,
ln spite of her high-heeled shoes and rainy
day skirts. She Is also plucky and, clever
and takes pleasure In teasing the wives and
sweethearts, who suspect her of gross mis
doings because she kisses her brother In
the cemetery, too the night before bs rung
away to the war.
Charges are brought against Eliza. There
Is a meeting of the school trustees, and aha
Is called upon to disprove the charges or
tender her resignation. The village women,
turn out to see that Justice Is done, which,
Is to ssy that the accused Is convicted. But
Eliza, fascinates and bewitches the Presi
dent of the board, and Is about to be rein
stated for another year, when one of the
trustees, the village .Lothario, whom Eliza
has repulsed, demands her dismissal.
The 'President (Louis Mann) and the Presi
dent's son, Eliza's bethrothed. attempt to
squelch tho Lothario. A free fight ensues.
Lamp3 are overturned, windows smashed,
women and children flee, shrieking, and
the air resounds with thumps and whacks.
The schoolhouse Id hurriedly emptied by th
tumult, and ln the moonlit emidarkncss,two
figures aro seen, the little school teacher,
half-fainting at her desk, and the coatless,
wild-eyed President of the board. stIU epar
ring at departed opponents.
Of course, everything turns out beautiful
ly for Eliza, who Is as good as she Is pret
ty, and she and the President's son "live
happily forever after."
The stage management -f tho piece la
unusually good. Miss Llpman Is a delicious
Eliza, and Mr. Mann took off the average
School Board President to perfection.
Stella, whose language 13 rlcturesque, eald:
"Science destroys Inspiration."
"If ou onco forgive a man you must al
ways forgive him."
"A woman never understands her mission
ln life until her heart has been trampled
"A mirror H the invention of discontent.
A woman who looks ln one destroys her
There epigrams are culled from an inter
esting talk, during which the queen said
that the main reason for her projected emi
gration to the United States Is that Spam,
since the war with this country, has been
unusually poor, nnd her people, never pros
perous, had suffered great hardships. They
hope to recoup their fortunes ln the United
FELL INTO BOILING WATER.
Laborer Probably Fatally; Scalded
Cairo, in.. Sept. 5. Sam Robertson, a lab
orer at the Singer Works, fell Into a vat or
belling water to-day and was probably
fatally scalded. He was standing on the
vat covering, which gave way and he
plunged into the boiling water, which.
reached his waist. He was extricated with,
Mattoon Republicans Torn Democrats
Mattoon. IIL, Sept. B. Windsor Township
Democrats have ' organized a Bryan ana
Ktevcnson club and the night of organiza
tion enrolled 20 members. Tho following
officers were chosen: President, B. F. Mo
berly; secretary. Hugh Lilly; treasurer,
John Williamson. C. M. Sargent and Cap
tain Hill, Influential ex-Republican farm
ers. In stirring speeches pledged themselves
to support the Democratic ticket this falL