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Charles W. Knepp. President ard Cea. ,fE-
Gtwrge L. Alloa. Vice President.
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Notary Public. City of St. Louis, ilo. ily
term expiree July li 190L
It is not to the credit of Kentucky's
gallant and traditionally winsome Colo
nels that they have icrmitted a sur
passingly beautiful Kentucky girl to
yield to the suit of Lord Charles Wynu
Newborough, a Welshman with an Eng
lish title and a country seat in.,Valcs.
Kentucky girls heretofore have not
been addicted to the Atlantic seaboard
fad of Ignoring the claims of their own
countrymen under the glamour of Euro
pean nobility. They have been suierbly
faithful to their Colonels, evidently be
lieving that when Mother Nature had
sufficiently tried her "prentice hand on
men of less favored localities she then
made a Kentucky Colonel and declared
nun her masterpiece. Miss Carr of
Louisville Js about the first to depart
from this traditional Kentucky attitude.
This defection must surely be due to
ono of three causes, or, possibly, to the
three combined. Miss Carr has either
found the Welsh brand of Taffy utterly
Irresistible, or Taffy is a thief of even
more surpassing dexterity than Mother
Goose's rhymes credit him with being,
or Miss Carr reasons that marrying a
noble Lord from Wales is the next best
thing to marrying the noble Prince of
Wales, or the triple attraction has done
the business. This is a matter for tho
general public to settle to Its own taste.
The cold fact remaining in any con
tingency is that the Kentucky Colonel
gets the double cross. It's rough on the
Colonel enough to drive him to drink If
he were ever found far enough away
from It to make a drive possible.
Robert Fitzsimmons In his code of
physical exercise for the general non
athletic public makes the mistake which
most advocates of physical exercise have
made before him. He mistakes the ob
ject of the physical exercise and thus
fails to impait tho warnings, which those
need tvho seek health by exercise. He
regards the performance of some muscle
straining fe.it of strength, endurance or
agility as the ultimate object of regular
physical exercise. The real object which
fchould bring men and women of seden
tary occupations to take exercise regu
larly is health. The establishment and
maintenance or Health, not training for
luir iur-
a nhvsicql fwr khnnM lw, t, ,T, .. I
. v . , .. v wijc.L .
kent ln vtmr l
When men of sedentary occupations
decide on a course of physical exercise
they usually have in view as tlie ideal to
be reached some athlete they have seen
at work. They lose eight of the fact
that health is their aim and that -large
muscles are not necessary proofs of
Many good Intentions in tlie field of
physical exercise have leen wrecked on
this rock. The man of sedentary occu
pation who resolves on regular physi
cal exercise expects too much and is
prone to do too much.
For a man of sedentary occupation,
quite moderate exercise taken regularly
huflices for health. The regularity, not
the amount, is the thing to be sought.
When an amount of exercise is taken
without discomfort by a. man of seden
tary occupation his first inclination is to
increase that amount unreasonably.
Then his finish is in sight.
In Commissioner ItockhlU's belated
and somewhat unwilling acknowledg
ment of the authenticity of his now fa
mous Shanghai Interview there Is found
additional proof of the truth that Hews-,
paper correspondents of reputable stand
ing are not given, to heading out bogus
Interviews or fake news.
It Is evident that there lias been con
siderable pressure brought to bear on
Mr. Rockhill to compel him to deny his
utterances as cabled to this country by
aa Associated Press representative," Tho
Interview was a hit embarrassing to the
administration what more natural than
to discredit it? And at tirst Mr. ltoek
hill attempted to do this, hut ho has
now apparently seen the error of his
It is remarkable, however, that Mr.
McKlnley's Commissioner Is Ktlll unable
to lie entirely frank In dealing with this
matter. After tirst denying flatly that
he had given the interview credited to
him, he says reluctantly that ho did talk
with a. correspondent for the Associated
Press at Shanghai, but that he did not
know lie was talking for publication.
Inasmuch as the correspondent viMted
Mr. Uockhlll in the db-tlnct capacity of
a representative of the Associated Press.
and in that capacity asked him for his
views on the Chinese situation, the ig
norance of .Mr. Uockhlll of the fact that
he was being Interviewed Is astounding
Instances of this nature are weari
somely familiar to newspaper workers.
It is a common thing for cowardly men.
who have caused trouble by their in
discreet utterances, to attempt escape
by denying that they said what they
said. Fortunately, however, the reading
public Is now inclined to give newspa
per correspondents the benefit of t he
doubt knowing that newspaper corre
spondents promptly lose their jobs if
their employers find that they aie not
absolutely reliable in their statements
of fact. :
In the recent instances of decisions
rendered in the Indian Territory by
Judges Gill and Thomas, who were so
unfortunate as to incur the displeasure
of tho Executive Department of the
United States Government by holding
and expressing views of law contrary
to those held in Washington, there is an
illustration of the arrogance of the new
Imperialist spirit which will not be lost
on the American people.
Judge (Jill's decision was in the tribal
tax case heard at Vinlta, iu which he
ruled that the olilcers of the Iuterior De
partment te restrained from collecting
Uie tribal taxes in the Cherokee Nation.
United States Attorney General Griggs,
it is said, entertains a contrary view, be
lieving that the officers of the Govern
ment, acting on an Indian reservation,
hold the same status as military authori
ties carrying out an executive order, and
that they are therefore not amenable
to a restraining order issued by a court.
If the Secretary of tho Interior decides
upon the enforcement of this tax. it is
stated, he may under Mr. Griggs's rul
ing proceed to its collection even to the
length of employing the military.
In the case of Federal Judge Thomas,
who has enraged the officials of the In
terior Department by restraining the
Townsite l?oard of Muscogee from sell
ing town lots as provided by the CurtU
law, the news reports tell us that the in-
utmiuwuii ui iue imcoor uepartmeut , jaunts unless lie is willing to content
and the Department of Justice is so himself with the potluck of his coin
great that a movement has been begun r.1(leS- ltV5 the ,uo.t democratic thing In
to remove Judge Thomas from office. tne W()rM th!s ,,,. of really roU!UlnB
.,i.i, j..vme is wu,f,- orougui to near
to this end, it Is stated, and the indica
tions point to an early termination of
Judgo Thomas's judicial career in the
Indian Territory.
. All this looks remarkably like nn ef
fort on the part of the Executive De
partment of the Government to overawe
judicial officers who have the moral
courage to express their convictions on
the law or to give redress against the
arbitrary exactions of the agents of tho
department. As an Instance of Imperial
ism" right at home It is somewhat start
ling to thoughtful persons. If the Im
perialist spirit has grown to such pro
portions iu this country as to lead the
administration to Ignore the traditional
Independence of tlie judiciary, what may
not be tlie high-handed course of our
Government Iu the "foreign jiossessions"
of tho United States? The Indian Ter
ritory cases are full of significance on
this head and deserve to be noted by
the people at large.
There should bo forthcoming shortly
some extremely Interesting details of
tho successful ascent by the Russian I
savant. Professor Poggenpohl, to the i
summit of the great Ararat Mountain In
Armenia, the majestic peak upon which
Noah's Ark found a landing place when
the Flood described in Holy, Writ began
to subside.
The especial element of fascination
contained in tills feat is found in the
statement that only once siueu Noah's
time had the summit of the great Ararat
been reached until this successful ven
ture was made by Professor Poggenpohl.
It stands 'to reason that many Interest
ing discoveries should liave now been !
added to those so copiously deserilod by j
lYofrssor Parrot, who climbed to the '
very top of Ararat in lS2i). it is safe
to say that the Poggenpohl story will be
awaited with profound interest.
From the towering crent of Mount Ar
arat, rising ITJtio feet above tlie sea
level, the view which spread out Itefore
the adventurous eyes of tlie Russian ex
plorer could not havo been comforting
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of Ararat springs. The uniiannv laud of '
Armenia, Its people cherishing the faith
which linds its inspiration in tlie Chris-'
tian Bible, is prostrate under the heel t
of the infidel Turk. Repeated massacres
of helpless men, women nnd children
havt of late years deluged the soil of
Armenia with Christian blood. Tiie Pow
ers of Christendom have been too cow
ardly or loo selfish to Intercede for tho
upholding of the Cross against the Cres
cent. It isjjrobably Impossible for Chris
tian eyes to sweep from the summit of
Ararat over the desolated fields of Ar
menia without seeing this shameful pic
ture of the unrcsented persecution of
All this dramatic interest attaching to
Ararat must Inevitably furnisli the at
mosphere enveloping the new story of
the second successful ascent to Its sum
mit. Professor Poggenpohl possesses a
specialized topic of rare value on its
popular side.
It is a great pity that lovers of dialect
literature may not have presented for
their appreciative reading a series of
stenographic reports of tlie heart-to-heart
golf talks between Chinese Min
ister Wu Ting-fang and the red-whiskered
Highlander who coaches the illus
trious Chink around the Units of the
Atlantic City Golf Club.
This Is a pathetic Instance of loss that
cannot be overcome by any possible ex
ercise of the imagination. It Is not with
in the pawer. of mortal man, no matter
how strong his fancy's flights, to evolve
from his inner consciousness the conver
sation certain to cnMio between a China
man and a Scotchman from bunker to
foozle on the green. There is something
epic In the mere thought of Mich an en
counter, but It is an epic no poet may
WTlte. Shorthand alone 1 equal to the
Xot In this age of our has there aris
en any other occasion so tempting to
the enterprise of Iattcr-dav journalists or
catch-as catch-can magazine specialists.
It N safe to say that an authentic re-
port of the golf disi-ulsitious between
Wu and Sai'die would b- read with soul
ful eagerness. Its slit-er nnriMrdnco in
J cold tyiK- would constitute the novelty of
llicicntuo a sprcticu'ar crosa between
a Chinese laundry INt and the sor of
a bagpipe solo. Ik mere acoustic dis
coveries should enrich science almost be
yond belief.
The suggestion of a feat of surpass
ing ability is earnestly commended to
ambitions space writer in i!e iicinil.
of tl e Atlantic City (Joif Club Iins. Wu
and Saudlc will !c gamboling m the
given, sri to spc-ik. all through the gold
en month of September. They -or. at
least, their respective dialects should
not lie allowed to pxcape. The close of
tlie Nineteenth Centurv would be made
meniorable in hKtory by the joint cap-
tuie ami preservation in print of two
such curiosities found In collision out
In the open.
aml preservation in nrint of two
It must be confessed that there is a
manly strain of hardihood in the blood
of the- roval faudlv of Italv which the
wiirld -.ini.it !i:n '.lmtro tn.lii.,. in
prove tint Italian Princes have not yet
reached that point of decadence where
they shrink from thoe adventurous
chances of life which incicat its zest
for virile souls.
Not so very long aco one of these
young scions of the IInus of Savoy
was roughing it thtough the American
wild West In most approved pioneer
fashion, camping on the plains, explor
ing the Itoekie.. trying to break the
records of mouutaiu-climliiiig in this
country, conducting himself generally
like a lad of tlie finest open-air spirit.
And now the Duke of Abruzzi, a nephew
or cousin of Italy's King, comes liack
to civilization with the notable achieve
ment to his credit of having penetrated
further north in tlie bleak Arctic re
gion than even tlie fatuous Nansen, de
scendant of tlie Nor.-e Vikings.
It may safclv lie assumed tiiat Abtwzl
took some fairiy desperate chances In
his journey toward the poie. It is al
ready known that his party suffered
many hardships, that they were finally
obliged to cat their sledge dogs, that
three members of the expedition perl-lied
in tlie Land of the Midnight Sun.
Even a Duke of the blood royal may not
participate in one of these exploring
, . 1
it ln far iaU)lH wllL.re porll ,s plentiful.
Italy is lucky In her reigning family
and its connections, from the stalwart
Victor Emanuel and his tough little son.
Humbert, down to the very cousins of
royalty. It Is to be hoped that the new
Victor Emanuel, the third of his name,
will develop this same manful spirit.
Hecause, if there must be Kings and
Princes, it's infinitely better to have
those that are men as well as royalties.
If Professor Poggeupohl has found
any portion of Noah's Ark on Mount
Ararat a nod to the enterprising feature-seekers
of the St. Louis World's
Fair or 100.1 will cause him to hear
something to his advantage.
Arkansas and her people must take
tlie Globe-Democrat's abuse as patiently
as may be. The G lobe-Democrat is a
"bird" the sort that fouls Its own nest
and has a weakness for slandering the
Southwest territory.
Tliat Cosack rally for loot, ami plun
der which the Missouri Republicans or
ganized at Sedalia will frighten MIs
sourlans Into giving tho biggest Demo
cratic majority known In the State's
Instead of repealing the St. Louis jk)
lice law when they were In power, tho
Republicans increased its partisan ad
vantages for their iK-netiu And they
would do it again if they had the oppor
tunity. If Chinese Minister Wu now proceeds
to corrupt his pigeon-English with golf
Scotch he'll lay himself liable to a
iliarge of mayhem for cruelly mutilating
the Queen's tongue.
As between Commissioner Rockhill
and tlie Associated Press correspondent
in the Shanghai interview controversy
tlie A. P. man seems to have scored
a clean knock-out.
Mr. Kleliard Olney ltai taken occa
sion to prove Unit lie is Just as good an
American now as when lie eall"ti Knj:-
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Majbe Italy's Duke of Abruzzi has
!,p to Arctic exploration because lie
believe a cold day is coming for Ids
caste and wants to be acclimated.
There is no degree of devotion to party
which demands tltat a man shall en
rage and excite himself by discussing
politics at his meals.
Well, any way. It will take a Maine Re
publican with a Democratic St. Louts
wife to be elected Governor of that
State this year.
If everything goes rigid at the polls
this year, tlie Sixtli of November. WOO,
will go into history as another Independ
ence Day.
Having usnl tho Boxers as stalking
horses the Chinese Government is now
making Jiiiik-uieat of them.
The True Otvitcmhlp.
He owns the moet of earth
Who ret-s it beauty cletrrn ln his day:
Xot him who buy- for paltry iropy's worth
A little will, a little brick and "lay.
And bounds his vision with th narrow Mew
Of pergonal possession: full as well.
And with as sane a rrlde, cur boasts are due
For the grave-space- where all at last must
But the v.l pout that krotvs
The fairness of the world: that rests content
With pictures -where the gold of runrite glows,
Or those of sunset and tho twilight bl:nt:
That loes the wa and lard, the arching s'y.
Each Rreat snd little thins the pood God
This .orld is Ms: too wide for gold to buy.
Its price but ln the soul's upllftins paid.
MEW STORIES OF THE STAGE The Stage-Struck Girl Who For-
i- ' rrrf r Ro Piicrki iro nar Pltiwc in PrAcnort Rotan
5Ut tV -"- MlUUIUgv-U '"JJ "I iwop.L nuiw. VS Vi
Thls Is a little sttiry for stai?e-struck girl".
N'ot so long- nuo there Ihctl on California
avenue. In this city, a vomit woman who
thought that It uoultl he a gool thing to
hocomt' n truly great actrfs1?. Whereupon
yhe iiifestcl the theaters, the newspaper f-
liocs ''"d tl10 hotel lobbies seeking the guirt-
V..":,,""u ?l wou.la. conauci ner siraignx-
-t) tuiiK inv roau to znmc. iui me ncturs
and the editors could give her no encour
agement. Some of them, according to her
own story, were actually rude. Try said
that there was no place for the amateur,
and that Fho would better go home and
team the less tortuous art of housekeeping.
The young lady w,is not to-be discouraged.
She- continued her calls upon plaicr pi
' P!e amI evcry cent that she could extract
from a family purso was Invested ln tickets
teat would future for her a view of her
loed profession In action.
Among the actors whom r.he piled with
hr attention was the venerable, ever-smiling
Joseph Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson was
more courteous than the rest, for the Tea
ton, perhaps, that he has lived so long
that he has learned the value of personal
pleasantry. But the result was of little
satisfaction to the girl from Cnhfornia ave
nue. 'Of course," said llr. Jefferson, "f am not
employing anbody for my company Just
now. The organization Is quite complete
for the Mason, but" the ever-present but
"if the pehtlferous. obstructive If "you
ill see m ln Xew Tork Just before tho
opening of my nrjt season 1 ma" tho
doubtful little may "be able to do some
thing for ou."
Cm sould think that with thla array of
Ifs. buss, ami may from so dl-ttinguithcd
a man as .Mr. Jefler-on that the temcrity
of our bold young heroine would have re
ceived an effcttve rnuithlng; but a Bertha
it. Clay might sjj. not so.
She readied the conclusion that If she
proposed tu to on the stage It would be
necessary to go to New York. She counted
up. E'ghty cents. That would buy her a
meal and a bridge ticket, and it was a long,
long walk from Cast St. Louts to the gay
Rialto in New York.
But you couldn't discourage Miss Damsel
of a hundred set-buek iutervie;o. She ran
over a list of acquaintances and concluded
that bhe would borrow a hundred dollars
from ono of thera. Much to the surprise of
bctli concerned, sho got tho money, and
buying a ticket from one of tile smiling
agents down on Broadway, she took a
train, cutting out the sleeping car part of
it, for Jersey City. She found the great
waterside station there a veiy confusing
and bustling place. She knew that she as
close to Nw York, but she wasn't quite
sure how to Ret there, so she walked
up and down the broad "midway"
looking nt the signs above the
ferry landings. She llnally concluded
that Twcnt -third- street looked as
inviting a3 any ot tha rest, and besides
there was a boat backing up there. She
saw a crowd making for tho passage and
she cnt with It. Then it occurred to her
that fhe hud no ticket. She fell out of the
crowtl and asked some one whero she could
buy the necessary piece of pasteboard.
This some-one laughted.
"Follow the crowd." he said.
She did. and to her utter astonishment
she found that her flrt experience ln New
York was getting something for nothing.
When she landed at the foot of Twenty
third Ptreet a. lot of hungry-looking cabmen
made remarks ubout the excellencies of
their various equipages. She picked a. cab
with tho name of a great railroad In gilt
letters on the side of It. and to her great
astonishment sho discovered that the fare
to her hotel was but 25 cents; another sur
prise for the young lady from, out West.
She reached New York early In the morn
ing, and tt wasn't very much later -when
she presented hersilf at Mr. Jefferson's
hotel. Tlie famous old actor did not re
member her. ot course. But when she told
him that ho saw her ln St. Louli months
before, and he had suggested the advisa
bility of her coming to New York, his
wrinkled face beamed out two cherry
smiles, and he said in that funny cracked
voice of his:
"Won't you have some breakfast with
"No, thank you," Enid the young lady
from Missouri, "I have eaten."
UWlJBS"' 1t JCrlkOn BOSCOWD t,00 COOKED S 3 &t
' Belief That Cleveland Will Indorse Bryan Senator Blackburn
The .Republic Ihireau.
14th 8t. and 1'entfjlvanla Ave.
Washington, Sert. S. The political
developments durlnjr the rast week
aro taken as most encouraging by
Democratic politicians tn "Washington, and
In a corresponding decree they are depress
ing to tho few Itepubllcnn officials who re
main at their desks ln the various depart
ment?. The vote of Vermont shows a percentage
of sIoughlr-R off from the Republicans that
has caused many nn anxious Inquiry as to
what will happen ln New Tork. A like per
centage ln the Empire State would give Its
thirty-six electoral votes to Brynn. Wash
ington is not a sporting center, the popula
tion being composed to a great degree of
capitalist?, who favor the sure-thing fur
nished by tho Government, tn tho way of
large returns on small Investments, either
of work or abllltr. Nevertheless, slnco the
returns from Vermont a great tnsny small
bets, ranging from J3) to $100 each, have
been placed on Bryan at odds of 1 to 2.
and many others are being offered. Many of
these Democratic bettors (or Ukern of the
.Democratic end. for they are not nil Demo
crats, but men making bets nccordlng to
their Judgment) say that they look for a
reduction of the odds In the near future to
nearly even; and pome of them ore placing
thflr "money on this chnnce, which will per
mit them to "hedge" and come out even or
a winner, ln either event.
These bettor?, whose Judgment and predic
tions in political matters often are more
accurate than those of the political "ex
perts." do not rely upon the returns from
Vermont as the only indication of improved
prospects for the Democrats. The open an
nouncements made during tho week by for
mer Secretary of State Olney and former
rostmastcr General Wilson ln favor of Bry
an and Stevenson aro Important factors.
Jn 15W these gentlemen opposed Brynn with
great vigor and effect. The latter was In
strumental, no doubt. In causing West Vir
ginia to cast Its electoral vote for McKIn
ley; and It Is argued that his Influence will
be not lees potential ln the pending cam
paign, thus giving that State to Bryan.
The announcements of Olney and Wilson
aro taken by tome to have great signific
ance. A number of politicians predict that
these indorsements of Bryan, made by
Cleveland's former Ministers, are merely
forerunnere of a statement to be forthcom
ing at the proper time from the former
President that he favors warmly the can-
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geFtions heard at the capital that within a
few weeks llr. Cleveland will write a letter
"Tlint j on will at least have a cup of
coffee," said t'n- rhtrry Mr. Jefferson.
"Well," said M-ss Strnntcortmiewyork, "at
home m j mother ncicr allowed me to
drink coffee, hut I will have a. cup with
ou. if you tl.in't inlrd."
Mr. Jefferson learned auain and had the
wnlter fetch ancther cup. Then there, fol-;
lowen iitui:ii conversation in wnicn ine-iaay
from the distant West listened to the wis
dom of the old man who munched his milk
toast on the other side of the table.
After the breakfast was over. Mr. Jef
ferson said that he believed that so per
sistent and energetic lonng lady should
have s-ome cp'tortunlt
in the world. He
a place for her ln
would. In short, find
his companj. It wasn't much of a part, to
be sure, that of a peasant woman tn "Itlp
Van Winkle." with nothing at all to say.
"Not a word?" ventured Miss Strangerln
newyork. "Well," said the Indulgent Mr. Jefferson,
"you might say u von mingle with the
crowd. "Old man, who's your barber?'"
"Can't I say it twice?" asked the dem
oiselle frcm the West.
"We'll see." said Mr. Jefferson.
She said It twice; and sometimes whn
the excitement ran high ln the scene the
said It three, or four, or live times.
She was advanced, little by little, until
when a manager offered her an Important
part In another play, Mr. Jefferson was
sorry to say good-by to her.
All this time there whs a hundred dollars
to be paid back In St. Louis. Traveling ex
penses were heavy, and Mr. Jefferson's sal
aries were none too large. So the ambitious
girl made her own clothing, every stitch
of It. Including the grand gowns worn In
plays such as "The Kivals." She would sit
up mo-t of the night sewing, and her
breakfasts, and nearly all ot her other
meals, in fact, were cooked on a $3 oil-stove
which she lugged about the country ln the
bottom of her trunk. One time a New York
paper sent Its faBhion writer to get a de
scription and photograph of one of her
waists. Sho told a friend ln coniidenco a
few weeks afterwards, that the waist cost
H-Tu, including the materioN, and that there
were other waists on the stage that coat
tl5o. But hers got in the paper.
Of course, there was a little vanity about
It, but ou can't blame her, can you?
The girl got other engagements from time
to time, and one of them took her away
down ln Australia, where she achieved a
good deal of success. The use of her name
might add wmo Interest to this story, but
the friend who tells It Isn't quite sure what
the Ambitious Girl would think about It.
so the name Is to be left out, but It Is a
good Btory, anyhow, isn't?
"Arizona," the Augustus Thomas- p!ay
which was much seen ln the West last sea
son. Is to have Its tirst New York view next
week. Constructively, this is one of tho
best dramas ever turned out by an Amer
ican playwright. The long delay In reaching
a New York theater haa been due. In a
great measure, to the fact that tho "Ari
zona" management Is not attached to the
There Is some reason for believing that
Mrs. Van Studdiford will Join the Castle
Square forces for next season.. The Castle
Square season will not open here until No
vember 1? It will begin In Chicago two
months earlier, with Maude Lillian Borri.
well known and much liked here, as the
prima donna soprano. It Is a fact, locally
Interesting, that Mr. Temple will not re
turn to St. l.ouU as stage manager. Mr.
Savage will keep him in New York. Mr.
Temple Is one of the mo9t cfQclcnt stage
mnnagers In the profession.
Miss Ornyce Scott, who has been called
the most beautiful woman on the Amer
ican stage, which she l not. will probably
be ln the Imperial Stock Company this sea
son. Miss Scott Is an exceedingly pretty
girl, not at all beuutlful. and as an actress
in lighter parts Is exceptionally engaglng.
"The Burgomaster," which has pleased a
good man large audiences at Chicago. Is
to be utilized In the opening or the Cen
tury Theater a week from to-night. Mr.
Short made a trip to Chicago especially to
we It. and he came home convinced that It
of cordial Indorsement of the Democratic
candidates; placing his reasons on grounds
similar to those set forth by Olney and
Wilson; that the paramount Issues in this
campaign nro Imperialism and McKlnley
lsm. Another occurrence which has given great
encouragement to the Democrats has been
the lnborcd and HtlltcJ reply of Secretary
Gage to Carl Schurz. ln which the Secre
tary sooks to disprove the statement of the
antl-lmperlallst Republican leader that the
currency question Is not now paramount.
In effect Mr. Gage states that while the
pending Congress might flit even more firm
ly upon tho country the single gold stand
ard. et the Congress which may be elected
in the Democratic victory this fall may
undo that worl. And not questioning the
truth or this statement, the politicians
here ale smiling at the conclusion; namely,
that the currency question is one upon
which legislation may be had of varying
character, ln any Congress, and Is but
temporary, end not now an Issue of such
gravity as the Innovations ln governing
new territory proposed by the Republic
ans. According, the politicians are nmutu
that .Mr. Gage should havo taken the
trouble to prove, by his second statement,
precisely what the Democrats claim, that
the currency Issue Is no now paramount;
that action upon It could not bo fixed, per
manent and enduring, no matter what may
be the results of this election.
At the Democratic congressional head
quarters the returns from Vermont have
been scanned and analyzed with great sat
isfaction. They have not heretofore made
confident claims of the result, but now
say unhesitatingly that the Democrats will
have a safe majority In the next Houo;
and some of the managers at headquarters
place the figures as high as fifteen.
Senator Blackburn of Kentucky has been
visiting Washington several days. Ho has
been a frequent visitor to St- Louis since
his retirement from the Senate, and his
friends there will be glad to know that he
looks more youthful and vigorous now than
for many jears past, a result he attrib
utes to regularity in his work and care of
his health.
The Senator Is a lifelong friend of Adlal
E. Stevenson, and graduated with him from
Center College, ln Danville, years ago. Since
then they have been on most cordial terms,
and never more 30 than now, when the
prospects aro good that they wilt again
meet ln tho Senate within the comlag year.
. The only Incident that ever caused even a
itjinpurtii- iijiiuttuu ut:t.wc:ji weju ntu u. i
story Stevenson used to tell of the Senator. I
It bore so close to the truth of Blackburn's '
was a capital attraction for the opening of
his uptown theater.
Tim Murphy, comedian, who is 'hortly
to appear In this city, was at one time a
Government employe In Wahington. He
held a position In the Patent Ollice. and it
was his business to drnw those interesting-
pictures of harrows, plows, electric clocks,
submarine boats and things of that sort
that appear In tho Patent Olhce Gazette.
Murphy would probably have kept his place
in the department to this day had it not
been for hit humorous inclination. Kven ln
those days he was a humorist, and. unfor
tunately, or fortunatfly. as It has since
developed, could not keep from getting
funny with tho work Intrusted to htm. He
Is quick and clever at catching a likened.
In those days the regular mechanical
drawings of the parts of the v.trious ma
chines on which patents were granttd were
accompanied by drawings In perspective,
showing them ln operation, and here Mur
phy used to find a Held for his talents hk
a caricaturist.
A copy of tho Patent Ofllce Gazette, still
prized by collectors, contains a picture of a
farmer working a patent plow. Two homely
looking mules. In a weary and disgusted
attitude, are shown straining their harness,
while a rusty-looking Jerseyman leans
over tho handle, chewing a straw. Nothing
odd or peculiar was noticed about the draw
ing until It was published, when a wave of
horror swept over the oOlce. The green
looking farmer's face was that of James
G. Blatno, the likeness being remarkably
good. It was impossible to suppress the edition,
and it was allowed to go out, but Mr. Mur
phy was allowed to depart at the same
Delia Fox to herself again. She has made
a hit as Belle Money ln "The Rogers
Brothers ln Central Park." In Philadelphia,
and her appearance in this farce at the
Victoria Theater in New York. September
17, will attract not a little attention. She
has completely recovered her health, and
plays with all her old-time vivacity. In
"Three Sailors." a specialty with the P.og
ers Brothers, ln the second act. and as the
cabby In a musical specialty In the last
act. "If Cabby Told Half Thit Ho
Knows," she displays ln Its fullest meas
ure tho artistic abiUty which won for her
a national reputation as nn entertainer.
Mary Mannertng began rehearsals of
"Janice Meredith" last Monday. The prin
cipals of her support are Hobert Drouet as
Charles Fownes. the bondman, afterwards
Colone.1 John Brereton of General Wash
ington's staff; Burr Mcintosh ns Philemon
Hennion; A. S. Lipman as Iord Clowes;
George Backus as Lieutenant Mobray; Carl
Ahrendt as Colonel Ruhl; Charles M. Col
lins as Squire Meredith; John D. O'Hara
a3 Sergeant Willis; Aubrey Seattle as Joe
Bagby; Martin J.' Cody as Squire Hennion:
Loulso Rial as Mrs. Meredith; Amy Ricard
as Tabatha Drinker, rnd Vivian Bernard as
"During my last visit to America," said
Mr. Irving, ln an interview, "we vllted a
number of towns and cities whero we had
never been before. But even In tho strangest
places, everywhere was kindness and cor
diality; always the desire to make us wel
come. Not only in the Bast, nor only ln
those wonderful cities ln the West, nor ln
the villages which have grown Into thriving
towns since we were there only a few
years ago but In little wayside places
where the train may wait everywhere It
is the same, an open-hearted and spontane
ous greeting.
"On the Journey between Minneapolis
and Milwaukee, one Sunday morning, we
stopped for breakfast at Madison. I was ln
my bunk, dozing. From the platform came
a curious, uncenstn;? chant. Now and then
one heard a strange 'Rah-rah-rah Then a
humming sound, which seemed to say:
"Win Wis Wl-eonsld.
Henry Irvtnff.
We want him.
"My man came to me and told mo that I
had better get up, as the students of the
Wisconsin University had turned out to see
me. We were not playing there; It is
strange, even, that they knew wo were
passing. I went out and saw two or three
Indicated by Bets
propensity for spoechmaklng that h
thought It rather personal. Stevenson used
to sty that when Blackburn was making
his race for Congress he lost no opportuni
ty for nddressins his constituents: would
stop a funeral. If necessary, to strengthen
his canvass. Accordingly, he chanced to
be present at the hanging of a notorious
criminal in the district: nnd when the Sher
iff asked. "Have jou anything to say to
these people before paying tho death pen
alty?" the criminal said, ln a surly way.
"No." Blackburn shouted: "My friend, if
you have no use for the time. I'd like to
take It. Just to say to these people here that
I'm Jdo Blackburn, the candidate for Con
gresv. and would be glad to give them some
reasons why they should vote for me."
"You enn have my time." the condemned
man said. "Have alt of It; but If Joe Black
burn la going to speak, hang me tirst. Sher
iff, and let him talk afterwards."
It any ono supposes, houetcr. that Black
burn Is not a cunvtnclr-g speaker, he knows
little of his power. Ho was the only man ln
tho Senate of whom the lata Ingallsi -of
Kansas was sincerely afraid in debate. In
the famous encounter between Ingalls and
mond BiiF Hall of Lancas
ter, Mo., Sells Mules and Horses
All Over the World. o ot o
It was a stampede of Missouri mules' at
tached to an artillery train that brought
about the tirst defeat of the British by
Oom Paul's lighting followers. Therefore,
it is probable that President Krugcr re
alized the ctilcacy of 31l?sourI horseflesh,
and, accordingly, several months ago pur
chased two fine Jllssourl-bred teams from
William P. Hall of Lancaster. 31o., whom
ho met In the course of tho buyer's many
trips to South Africa, where he sold many
cargoes ot Missouri horses and mule?.
This Mlssourlan Hall Is one of the larg
est Individual horse and mule buyers ln the
United States. "Diamond Bill," by which
sobriquet he is generally knonta. Is a unique
personage among buyers ln interior towns,
for he dresses ln the height of fashion,
while from his person there sparkles dia
monds of the costliest hue. which he has
obtained from the diamond fields of Kim-
oDiainea irom ine aiamona neius oi
berley and elsewhere ln South Africa.
tie Inspects personally every horse that
Hundred eager-faced, bright-eyed feline
wno called out: 'Do mn an.t 1
other pleasant things. It was a moving ex
perience of friendship and affection."
The Wrrk'a mils Outlined.
I'-Tf- nuP"?""r." mth which th 5-awa
wl't ojea at the cv-ntury Theater next Sunday 1,
n.t an opera, hat th-re Is nmcli mn-le la'iw
producM In th plot of th- rlay. th nargcrna"
.1, td h!s ""'try 'lrtnklnc drusfrwl wln(1
which put them to IeM fci ;n j-earT Sey
awal., in mo-t-rn New Tork and see tte .hu
ofth, metroio!!-, wt,h a:ontShed knl-Aeri"
rv,'!?"! 2?lrT. Farm" wilt be. the rlay th,
Olympic Theater to-nbjht. A, it5 name tartrate,!
village. The town mlw and h! opycite taj
J,?.,',""' , l'Jurt oU ulr-- Pe!lr and hu
pretty daughters, a plowb-.y who 1. in Sere ,1
?h "Z" ,man mbltI0 for Mer JM!,,
tho.e he i knows, ar- rromlnent. There, are rra-n-uro
characters also. Tim Murphy ln Tt,
Ba-helor-s Romance.- will be th, aitrlcUon next
Sun Jay at th, Oljmplc "
s-',C5?Iaill T!"ftt- bl tor th!, week Is
h-ae.1 by Ezra Kendall with a freh Zn"
ltu-. i-red Hallen and Molll, Fuller Show
tth a new comedietta by Kerb,rt Hall WlnIoV
railed 'A rsperat Pair." Cu-on and Hertwtt!
tumblers: Fisher and Carroll. Celtic wit? .&
Hartentunr brother.. Joeerh Adelmi, with L
xylophone rau.i!c. the r,.f.tn.in. i. r
f,"!? 9U"i.U c"!oi'k3 rtlt. and Dent'oa and DI
Uarttc'ns corow!lan"- are cmo "Iter at-
At : the Grand Opera-house tho attractloi win
be Ru.ce 4 Holland,, minstrels. Accortla'to
-Manager Grn. h organization is made an of
a number of farorlte, from other mfcwtrel m
par.ls of recent year.. Among the new prlncim
Jm? "; "ndl-urber and Da.U. th,
it? d'mo"""- For Her Sake" wilt be tt,
attraction at the Grand next week.
"IttdnlBht tn Chinatown- a play wtta a reat
f:a,,rV!? "natle m It. will be preseWi
at Ha-rttn-a to-day. A, It, nam. Indicate! it
Me-ie. lie, on th, raculo Coast. The play ",
at the Mountain Top mines, but cloie, with a
raid on an opi'im deo In Chinatown. JH.
Il-anch. -narren. a Callfomlan. Is the Ieadlntr
tody, and araoaw the other, of. the cast an. Sed
2is Tr.and. M01?" CtaPna. For next. Sunday
Th, Convict's Daughter" wul t tt, attraction!
The troup, of Hassan Een Alt. wh!Sa I the.
feature of the programme at Forest Park H'eh
lands this week. Is composed of ten Arabs. Tier
are nlto do a unlijue vaulevUl act. Donaho,
ana Nichols do a contortion and balsndn turn
and th, sankey Brothers, acrobats, hare a
place. Oirrington and Howard are to be seen tn
a ilnctig sketch. Th, Robinson Sisters, sinters
and dancers, and 6tanirer and WItt,r also tar,
The Suburban will dot nxt Saturday, after
a four months" season of success. For th,
closing week, which begin, to-day. a rood
vaudeville bin has been seemed. Martlnettla
Brother, acrobats; Fred Warren, the comedlsa;
Mile. Ollre. a dainty Jugrjer: Pet Baker. Ger
man dialect comedian: the Four Mlltocs, cfcar
acter artlgta and muel-lane, and Fred TVarren,
company. In a new afterpiece, haxe places unoa
the programme
The Delmar closes tts season next ftmday
night. As a finishing bin Iboier Gomperts
will present th, two c4eoeu that have made tas
best hits of the season. "CraPEdlne" and Th,
Girl From Pans." Th, revival, wut b, mounted
and costumed as In th, original presentation.
UJm Ethel Jackson wiu play Eranxeun, aid
Mr. Carroll Jolmeoa tha Loce Fisherman. Bran
(Celine wul b, put on this afternoon. Mc-niir.
Tuesday and Wednesday. Oa Thursday. Friday
and Saturday "Th, Olrt from Pari' wul be oa
'th, bill.
Colonel Hopkins has leased Msafo Han for tha
Exposition period. For the first week h, will
put on th, stait. Professor Morris's poay. doc.
cat and monkey circus. Thes, animals have
been trained to do many unusual tricks. Ada!,
Purvis Onrl. the spherical dancer, has sonw new
electric-light effects for thla encagement. an!
Tllless marionettes have been Increased ln zmnw
bera. The performance wilt be gtnm trery aft
ernoon and eroding at stated bourn.
The performance at tha Standard to-day opens
with "Mirthful Mishaps," which deals wtth a
party of school girls and an elopement. The
epectalttes that follow are Roth Ererttt. th
Twentieth Century Maid, Allen and Allen. Clark;
and Emmr-ns, Russell and Richards, rents and
11 de. Smith and Cross. George. H. Turner and
the musical extraratanxa, "King WaUa-Walta.
with Helen Russell tn the leading role, support
ed by comedians and a large chores, "
at Washington
s Speeches.
Voorhees. when the latter was ro badly
mauled, without a moment's preparation
Blackburn replied to tho Kansan. ridiculing
his war record and flaying him with such
neatness, and such ruthless personal
abuse, that Ingalls never afterwards at
tempted to retort to tho Kentucklan.
During tha sitting of the Democratlo Plat
form Committee at Kansas City. Blackburn
made a speech, late at night, in favor of
the reiteration of the ratio ln the new plat
form. Tho member from Idaho stated that
It changed his vote: and the vote was so
close. It nwiy havo had the effect of chang
ing tho result completely; an achievement
of which any Senator might well be proud,
for It Is not often that senatorial speeches
change votes upon Important matters.
A speech by such a man as Senator Cock
roll would come as near to changing votes
In the Senate es could bo made by any man
tn that body, now or at any time ln the
past. But the Senator's speeches are more
like statements of fact, niled with accurate
and useful information, than forensic ef
forts; und such speeches are what carry
weight in deliberative bodies.
W. S. D.
he buys. Individually and personally, he
bought one day 143 horses and mules, fr
which he paid C1.S70. Oa the appointed day
for purchasing stock at a certain place
"Diamond Bill" appears, dressed Immac
ulately. The hor?es are led up before hint
and he asks the prospective seller to name
his price, which. If satisfactory, is im
mediately accepted; otherwise, ho names
price, and if not immediately accepted by
the owner of the animal ho must give place
to the next ln line.
Iancaster Is a vcrltablo horse 3Icc?J:
Hall keeps quartered there about V"
horses, which aro fed and prepared for
market. At different times during each sea
son there are over 15.0U) horses and mules
kept at the little town of Lancaster, pend
ing shipment to foreign markets. .
His purchases are marketed in GermafWi
Belgium. Kngland and South Africa- Be
fore the war broke out in the latter coun
try he maintained sale stables there for
tin? marketing of his purchases. For some
tlmo he held auction sales ln London, b-t
now the greater portion of his purchases
is sold in Germany.
William P. Hall has done more than any
other man in the State to obtain Interni
tional celebrity for the .Missouri mule. He
Is a typical representative of Missouri
progressive stock men. who have. In the
production and marketing of stock, made
it second to no other State In the Union,
and ln the production ot certain kinds nu
it to excel all others.
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