THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1900.
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MOXDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1W
Vol. 93 No- 1'9
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St. Lonisans will thank Ethical Lec
turer "Walter L. Sheldon for his recent
inspection of the city's eleemosyuaiy in
stitutions and for his report of the facts
he found. These facts should be
brought to the public notice wherever
possible. Citizens should constantly be
reminded of the menace that lies in the
ramshackle City Hospital and in the
overcrowded, antiquated, impoverished
institutions that have a place in the
southwestern portion of the cily.
Improvement of eleemosynary Institu
tions is one of the most urgent needs of
the city. The need is second in urgency
only to clean streets, open sewers, street
lights and wholesome water.
Under the present municipal adminls
nation none of these municipal needs
nre receiving attention. While the last
appropriation bill was under considera
tion and w hile there was a chance to fill
such urgent needs as clean streets and
open sewers, the Municipal Assembly
chose lather to appropiiate the city's
funds to the payment of the salaiic of
officeholders who gave little or no 10
turn for the money they drew from the
city treasury. A thorough, conscien
tious pruning of the municipal pay rolls
would go fnr toward furnishing uiciub
for needed reforms.
If a man must be held up on the
King's highway it is ever so much moie
agreeable, to all concerned that it be
done gently and calmly, without liu-r-cemly
oaths, vulgar exclamations,
nervous pokes in the face by the pistol
of the highwaymau or a tap on the
head with a "billy" or sluugshot.
Those proposing to enter the hlghw.iy
nian business under the fostering iiiis
piccs of a ow-candlc-powcr administi.t
tion Hint look for stiept lights to the
moon, should bear in mind that Dick
Tnrpin and .Tack Shepherd gained im
mortal fame in their calling by the
gentlcue'-s and mildness with which
they "lifted" the possessions of their
victims. They should remember that
Dick Turpin Mill lives in song and btory
because once, when a very charming
lady was a passenger in a stage conch
he held tip, he tripped a measuie on the
greensward with her befent- the e.ves of
i he men he had lightened of their valu
ables. St. Louis has just captuicd in the d.til;
districts a pair of such highwaj men and
ihey are a great improvement on Micky
Mack and Vidgy McCulloch. They ai
well dressed and smooth shaven, are
calm in demeanor and considerate in
action and use no oaths and only enough
of the lingo to be interesting and to
vindicate the thoroughness of their
knowledge of their vocation. They are
n mild-mannered a pair of men as eer
cut a throat or scuttled a. ship.
There promises to be a roivul of
street making in St. Louis after next
April such as St. Louis lias not seen
Ince the main downtown thoroughfares
were paved with granite biocks over
twenty years ago. We see such symp
toms as the paving of a number of
streets in -various parts of the city by
property owners by private contract and
tho clamor from property owners in
other parts of the city that the city pay
Its hhnre of the improvement of other
Property owneis in St. Louis living
on unimproved streets have been chary
of giving their consent to the improve
ment of their sheets because they dis
trusted the present muuiclpal adminis
tr.itiou and feared that they would have
lo pay money for streets built defec
tively under inadequate or inexpert in
spection. This was one of the princip.il
reasons why the Charter amendments
proposed some two years ago were to
signally defeated by the people of St.
With an honest, able, businesslike ad
ministration m St. Louis tbeie would
not only be money on hand with which
the city could pay its shave of the woifc,
but the abutting piopeity owneis
against whom the major portion of the
cost would be assessed would not fight
the improvement so lurd.
A magnificent street-making ieiv.il
should come in St. Louis after ner
April. Then ji Municipal Assembly will 1
be placed in power which in considering
street-making me.ismcs will place mote
stiess ou the need of the city than on
the importunities of iuteiested propel ly
owners. Sticet-improieiuent nicasurvs
should be passed in quantities. :rud the
work under them should piogiess with
earnestness and eneigy. .
TWO MARKED DEFECTS.
An able paper on the Pollution of
Public Water Supplies in the United
States, submitted at the recent meeting
at Indianapolis of the American Public
Health Association, and published by
Engineering News. gms the lcquiie
ments or a water supply as to quality,
(a) It fhill he fiee, o- fuh-tintlallj free,
from d.n.c-iroilrnfi pcim-.
(h) It frhall he tlnr inl coloricF. or veT
Jiarly so. containing no objectlonilile tu-Wd-it
or cRetable rtntn
(c) It shill bo free from object lonibl taifs
and odcrs ih Mii.pll.. to the roiiumer
id) It lnll be free irom noticeable .irnmnits
of dlFf-olvcd iron, uch as unit It for houe
e) H -Oiall be fiee rcm ercsshe amounts
of litre and marrtn'sla. such as nnkc i water
loo bird for o-dlnaiy use
(0 It 'hall be frt-e from constituent!- capable
of dtcilinir rneta u.d in distributing
It may be taken for giauted that the
lequliemeuts flist enumerated are the
mest impoitant. Slight consideration
will show their superior impoitance.
The water supply of St. Louis, while
meeting all the minor leqiiiiements,
fails utterly and deplorably in the most
essential paiticulai.s. The water is un
der suspicion of canjiug disease-pio-ducing
germs, it is not clear or colorless
and has both an objectionable turbidity
and a vegetable stain.
Any -water which is lacking in any of
the requirements enumerated is eoii
sideicd by the American Public Health
Association as in need of purification.
St. Louis's water supply, failing in the
tw o most iiniwrtant requirements, is de
cidedly in need of such measures.
With this postulate established the
question is: How shall the water lie purl
iicd'i Change to a purer and cleaier sup
ply is out of the question. The only
change suggested would itnolte the
private ownership of St. Louis's Water
works and would give no direct pi omise
of remedying the eiils which at pieeut
afllict St. Louis's waer supply.
1'iltration Is the remedy indicated. Tn
this connection the American Health
Association points out tho inefficiency
shown by some municipal filters now in
use and compels the conclusion that the
science of water purification has not as
yet reached a high stage of develop
ment. "While there has been lapid piogiess
dining the past four years in discover
ing the controlling laws of puribcatiou,"
it says, "and In the establishment of
certain types of filters, tlieie are Indica
tions which show that material piogr"s
and improvement may be expected for
some time to come."
Trom this cxpeir. disinterested analy
sis of the present status of water puri
fication it can logically be infeued that
the proper course for a municipality
which has decided upon water piiiifit-i-tion
is to make investigations and ex
periments ou its own account to sup
plement the meager and defectite
knowledge which engineers have on the
subject at present.
St. Louis's course Is to make nu ap
propriation for experiments with St.
Louis's water supply at St. Louis wiiich
shall demonstrate beyond doubt or con
jecture the piecie method which will be
most effecthe and the precise manage
ment of that method which w III be most
This is the couise which the Hoard of
Public Improvements; has mapped out
and to which tho Municipal Assembly
has euteied its veto. Another Municipal
Assembly with other notions of its pub
lic duty will piobably be elected next
April and St. Louis can then piocecd
w ith Its purification woik unhampered.
ON 1UULTY PREMISES.
Ameiicans will obseive llic expeii
nient in journalism which the Reverend
Doctor Parkhurst sajs will soon be
made in New Yoik, with as much sjm
p.ithetie Intel est as they observed the
cxppiiment in journalism which was
tried in Topeka recently under the direc
tion of the Reverend Chailes M. Shel
don. The newspaper whose appearance
Doctor P.ukbuist heiakls is "to piiut all
the news, to tell th" tiuth alwajs and
to lead public opinion, without on
sideling the effect of this couise ou its
incomes." The newspaper, Doctor Park
burst dedaies, will be so hbei.illy en
dowed That it au be lotuliicfed at a
permanent loss if need he.
Theie aie Indications that Doctor
Parkhurst has an impiesslon of the sci
ence of journalism as mistaken as that
which was at llie basis of the expeii
tnent of Mr. Sheldon. He appears to
assume thai tbe successful newspaper
of to-day must distort the facts, disre
gard the truth, pander to depraved pub
lic tastes and espouse ,wiong popular
doctrines m ordec to holdir& tiationage.
No impression was put mote mis
taken. The first essential of the suc
cessful newspaper Is that it tell the
truth. The paper which violates this
lirst gieat duty of a newspaper can
not long prosper. Let a reputation for
untruthfulness once come .to a news
paper and loss of patiouage will follow
not far behind.
An endowed newspapei. "couilui ted If
nt'id be at a peimanelit loss," would be
a novelty, but it is hard to see how it
tould serve a inoie valuable purpose
than to furnish employment to those
who pioduce it. A newspaper w hlch the
people want need not be conducted at a
loss and need have no endowment ex
cept the initial capital required to put
it under way. A newspapei- which the
people do not want they will not hae,
no matter how heavily endowed.
A paper which sets itself the quixotic
and ambitious task of "leading pnhlic
opinion" will liud itself teaching iu a
solitude if the public decides to adopt
an opinion different from 'that which
the leaders propose to force upon the
public. The public will not follow a
leader against its will and judgment. '
Auother mistaken Impiesslon which
Doctor Parkhuist seems to haio when
lie pleads for higher-priced papers Is
that newspapers deteiiorated iu quality
when they fell in price. The exact op
posite is title. The quality of the news
paper was impioved while its price was
Ameiicans heaid Mr. Sheldon patient
ly to the end of his oxpeiiuient and
leached the conclusion that he had
blared no now and useful paths in
journalism. Newspaper makeis will ob
sene Doctor P.-ukhurst's paper iu the
t.ime leceptive way, for if journalism
hate one pronounced trait it is a will
ingness to learn and to auept adhu
Doctor P.iikhurst's epciiiiieiit niav
biiug him to a kinder estimate of the
newspaper profession. That will be
RECURRENCE IN NEWS.
Diligent and obsennnt newspaper
le.uleis haie jiequpntl.v called attention
to the lecui rent cliar.uier or news hap
penings. The Ah oid bank defalca
tion, they say, was followed iu a u-ry
shoit time by tile Riown defalcation.
Mine iccentlj still they point to ilu
deaths of Playwright Charles Hojt and
Composer Sir Ailhur Bnllhau. Suicides
in stiange w.ijs aie followed by other
suicides iu llie same w.ij. dinwnlngs
follow drownings, and shipwiecks tieatl
(loe oil the heels of shipwiccl.s, they
lonteud. Nor are newspaper reatleis
alone m such contentions. Piou-ibs of
ancient origin and accepted lepute aigue
to the same end. "Misfortunes netei
come singly," sajs one. "It neu-r i.iius
but it poms," lemarks another.
Wheie human beings figure in news
happenings suggestion doubtless e
ercises a powerful Influent e in bringing
about lecurreiKc. Man is an imitathe
animal. Whatevei inipiovetnent his
physical, mental or nioinl make-up has
undeicoue through the ages, hK imita
the faculties and tendent ies h.ie come
down unchanged from bis Darwinian
piogenitors. If one man sees another
shoot the chutes or lide head down on
a (entrilugal lailway be must do the
same or impair his self-respect.
Suggestion is admitted by liiniiiolo
gists to lie a decided influent c in clime.
When the Uotkin poisoning by mail was
followed by other similar climes sug
gestion could be plainly tiaced. Some
such relation may also hae existed be
tween the two recent defalcations.
Brown's flight and the discovery which
followed may have been due directly to
the flight of Alvoid and the discovery
of his crookedness.
The philosophical stoiy or the Cholera
embodies a human tiait and may ac
count for lecurrcuces. It runs: A man
met the Choleia in the submits of a
"I shall enter that city and kill 3iK)
pei sous to-day." .said the Cholera.
Thousands died that day In the city.
Meeting the Cholera coming out of the
city that night, the man exclaimed.
"You said you wcio going to kill only
.".DO. You have killed thousands."
"Nay." quoth tho Choleia, "I killed
only :S10. Fear killed the othets."
Pear, arising from hearing of pievious
recent catastrophes, may dlstuib human
nerve and realize the worst possibilities
of a train of circumstances which, with
undistuibed nerves, would hate lesulted
In no hai in. A steersman or a train dis
patcher may at a critical moment be
come heavy with a realization of his ie
sponslbilltles and a tinin wreck or a
shipwreck lesult. A little file tint a
breath could have extinguished may.
coupled with fear and excitement, make
a holocaust. So with panics, runaways,
drownings, deaths in storms, and a
thousand other accidents.
Some philosopher may establish scien
tifically the tecuiTPncc of untow aid hap
penings and account for them logically.
Such a study would be interesting and
point a healthy moral of coinage and
Announcement that the official pluiali
ty of Goi eruor-elect Dockery is oei ;il'.
0I0 has staited the Globe-Democrat on
another hunt for the dteam people It
counted on its side duiiug the campaign,
who failed to put in an appearance at
Six men hau uow- bucu sent to jail
for oiticising Kaiser Williolm's "no
quarter" speech. Some millions of
Ameiican citizens would be languishing
in jails if similar lesults had follow eel
cilticism of Roosevelt's "cow-aids all"
An inclination on the part of politi
cians to put off the paity cement Urns to
a late date should be taken as a declaia
tlon of war against the people who want
a business administration in charge of
St. Louis's affairs during the next four
St. Loulsiins should comilbilte to the
World's Fair fund according to their
means and n cm ding to the benefits
they will lecelve from the Pair, and
evciy St. Loliisan's name should be on
the suhsciiption lit.
Cat lilies should be included nuclei the
law prohibiting tbe discharge of llie
ainis in the city. The accident iu which
a St. Louis gill lost her eje is one of
mam which uigetbis course.
Pictuies of the express messenger
who was injured In the train hold-up in
Aikans.15 indicate that llie proper ac
companiment of a l nbber neck Is a lub
Fiom the suiprise pletmed on the
faces of the Ziegenlieln gang aft"i the
leceut election the people evidently
kicked a goal fiom the field on that (
As it takes the Mi'r.linee Spi'ings
water supply scheme so long a time to
die it ought to be u-ty. very dead when
filially the lid of the cotiln is dosed
"Reduce the detlcil" has a bettel,
honcster ring limit "Reduce, the" water
latcs." Honest men pay their debts be
lore they give presents.
It does look as if Thanksgiving Week
was a mighty inauspicious time for
Uncle Sam to get into an international
squabble wiih Tuikej.
Prance may be best pictured just now
as falling upon old Oom Paul Ki tiger's
neck and shaking her lists at England
out his shoulders.
Terry McGovcrn's defeat in a "niK
up" with his little wife shows that light
ing, like filtration, is a nicie question of
PIONEER ILLINOIS COIPLE
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING.
ISSSSmm r i ' .- ' ' ' "
liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiEt)?- ' -S-iiiBkSS"-' it ills
MK. AXD MRS. PETEK LAWKEXCE 3IEXKE
01 MaUoou, 111., whose golden Avetlding- wns cclebruted lesieichiy.
Matto in. III. Xo. 23. On Suntla, No
t ember J3 I'etor Lawrerce SIcnKt- u.il
Margar.-t Uuoln'i.tn xiitchcll ete man led
at the homo of fie brnli .it
Kntoii. O, at il the golden ammct-ftrj-
of tho wptlditie u is i-ckhrttctl tn tills
city this, afternoon with .i dinner at the
cafe ot tho oldest son, rinnci- 31. Jlonko.
for tio riiri manager of the Jt utnon hall
team m tho India-ia-IIIInois l.".iue.
Peter Lawrence Menke wa iKirn in Lou
den CotintN. Vlrjnnia, but his patents le
lnototl to Ohio when ho was an Infmt
After their marriage 31r. and Mrs. Jienke
emigrated lo Grand View, nclirar Cuunt.x,
In this State, where thev remilncd se en-
STATE TO PRAY TO REFILL
MANY DESERTED CHURCHES.
Chicago Baptist Clergyman
Declares Church People Now
Prefer to Rll the Boulevards
and Theaters to Houses
nnPL'Bi.ic spuci i
Chicago, Sov. 2j "ThehouIeards.tIio
chibs ind the theaters mtc more attractito
to church people than their own olittuhe0,"
t-aU tho Iteeiond Doctor Kittredge Wheel
er of the Fourth Haptist Church of tills cliv
to-di. Doelor A Iieelet's fellow clcruncn
osree with him. So general is the opinion
amonir the preachers or the Baptist Church
Indeed, that ll'erc is to be le-ld a cries of
ipialb In all of the Uaptlt churches of
llltttois, and steps will he t.-.ken to interest
members of the church in other Statox
"We ftel that a spirit of .iiuthy has taken
hold of our people mil that the church is
dailx losing giourd because of it," uld Doc
tor Wheeler, talking of tho pliu "It is our
custom, jou know, to hao a. 'prins revival
evcrj enr, but when considering our pli-s
for this winter, we concluded that it was
best not to postpone the eteicises anv
Ioncer, A" there was i widespread denial. -1
BERNHARDT IS PLEASED
WITH HER RECEPTION.
Opera, in Esvglisk Promises to Replace
the French and Italians Neth-
Xevv Yorl . Xov 2.1 lhigllsh opeta 1 as
come to M.i This is oleir from the kn -ces
aihiovod In tho (Iran-Savage Com
panv at the Metropolitan Opr i-house. T'n
Introcluctlon ot opera, lit i:nglth at thnt
aristocratic plivhouso was vievved -villi
some concern bj the gentlemen who control
the proportv. hut the conlldencc of Mcst.
Grau ind bavage has been justified b th
results Tlr cnmpanv has not made monej,
but it has had ,i successful sia'on nevorthe
leis. "So new operatic venture," sas an ut
thoritv, "can hoe to succeed utib'si the
promoters ,ik willing to loo ?"K)07n on t"i
Initial season. The Hnglish Open Cmr-
'pan has done consirferabl better than
thai. At the present moment there Is a deli
oit if perhaps Jlft.ono, hut this will lo
more thnn made up on the road, and net
yea' Clisllsh opera ivlll pav from tho st lit
"Artlsfcallv the Motropolltan lomiuuv
has ad u marked decree of succe-s Pop
til u piice- vveio charged it order tint 111)
people of New York lnlsdit have an oppcr
tunltv to lest the quolitv of LnglNIi or era
The result is -vei gral!fing to U12 man
agement. The low scale of prices will lie
contlnui-d in future, l.tit with slight mod
ulations suggested by experience. An atl
vince of "." per cfnt on the bov cats v ould
have loft too cimpanv with h h mdsonic
prctlt on the Xevv Ymk setton. for In
stnnce "Yes; Lngllsh npira his eome to sta.
and I venture the prediction that it will
soon be more uopul-tr thin Fieni'h and
When the bo ofhc at the Gard-n Tl-o-nter
rinsed on Sttut.lay ovoning the stib
soilption sale of seats for the Bernhnrdt
Coqueiin engagement exceeded jlOO.W). Kv-
orv sent ha- boon sold, and sppculatois
now demand 32u for a bo-c seat. I no pupu
lir doiro to see tbe divine Sarah in "L'AI?'
lon ' is -such that thee prices will be rencl
11 paid The niantgemeut of the Garden
Theiter did ever thing poible to rreee
out" the speculators and United the mini
!er of tickets available 10 any one pur
chaser to four, but the wily broe-s in
theatiical pasteboards had. no difllculty In
Bitting ar,ound these restrictions and it is
said that more than half the seats in the
theater tor carlv petforrrance ate con
trolled by the snlic.ttc of speculators, who
Immediately aftei the do'lag of the 'ale
marlcrcl up prices W9 per cert.
Both Bernhardt-alid Coquelln ate delighted
v ith their reception In New Yor'c. La Beile
Sarah has been toasted in Ihe clubs and has
promulgated Interviews soverelv criticising
as Immoral -Snph'o," in which Mi's Xethct
sole Is again appearing nlghtl. Xo one ever
thought of the Bernhardt ah .1 ccrscr of
stnge moral3, so that her criticism has
caused ciultc a ripple of laughter.
Coquchn is sharing the pieliinlnar lion-
,a 1,1, n.mih ..V. IT, .'rflll'1 the tllOatOT !
,'of the city lust night, going behind (he
I wings, and was ever where received with
toon oats Mr. Monko was a pioneer ton
tt.iitor. liuildtr. and ctlilret makot.
Aftor tht Ir ie:noaI from Gr'tid View the
Menkes Ihod fur a "diort period in Pitts
lald and Paris r"moiti to Kansas in lSi-1
whoro tltey res!d"d at Harper, Ottawa aid
Hjtclt!non for si jeart. In 1S01 they netit
to St. Louis ind spent three jears Smco
thrir residence in this city Mr. Merko has
ictircd on n comfortable eompotence and
thcli dooIimiiK eats will bo spent in their
h uid'Oino homo, Xn. 1TO4 nd?ar nxenuo.
Mr. anil Mrs Menke lime eight lit in:;
children and foertccn Krandcldldron .Ml
aro present for the anniversary.
The State" reprosentod at the gathering
besides Ullno.s am Ml5souri, Kansas and
for something 0f u,e jinj to iJf.gn nt once.
"The the.itpf .s a force against which wo
mttift work const mil and which Is now
p irttcul irly dangerous to us. People are
more favorable to the thtatc r and its pleas
ures thin thev- are to thcit chinch, and
tho galetv- which everwhere surrounds
us during tho winter months takes many
of our poople from their church duties. The
oung people aro particularly apt to set
avvav from the church influence, and once
uw.iv they are not so easily led btcK.
"IIovv many membcra ot our congrega
tions come to church for the spiritual bene
fit they derive? Thoj conic, we know, for
tiio purpose of displaing fashionable
siiwns and clotting of the very latel cut.
In many cases the sermon pisses unheoil
ed. Tho boulevards anu the clubs and the
Heaters aro more attrictivo to church pto
plu than their otvn churches. AVe need
a. revival in our work, and we need it at
All of the Baptist ministers of the city
agree with Doctor Wheel t Hint "omethiug
should be done, tlnrefme .i revival 1"
planned which will embrace the entire
Ministers of the old school are looking
nth const Tnation upon the present situa
tion. There are some v ho are willing to
s ly that tho liberal r"Ii,jiou3 movements
hive taken rainy av.aj from the oldpr
chuithe". The minister i say that pJo.tsuio
ha- caught the pcop'e iu it fiscintting
grip, and that thej are going with the
tide, all unconscious of the evil underljing
acclaim Later he was feted at the Loto
Cleli These evidetices of friendship Indic-ito
tint tho ISernhaidt-CcquoHn easou Is to
be .1 reccrd-hreaker.
Lidv Francis Hope, who ued to be Mev
Yoho. who leaped to fame as a "one-note"
singer, returned to Xevv York to-day. She
ins effected a reconciliation with her hus
lnnd's fnmilv and is well supplied with
this world's goods o bountiful!, indeed,
tint slip Is in doubt as to v. bother or not
she will lcsumo her stage car?1-. It is be
lieved, hevvover. tint If sufficient induce
ment bo nffored. I.ndv Francis will he "een
on the locil stage. Incluontallv Ixird Hope
is hero with his wife, and to him the once
blithe ome M.1 rcters. nil inquiries concern
ing her future, wlilclt his lirdihlp as road
ih lefers back to his wife. Tne cnuplwill
iinaln In Xew York until snmolhlns infi
nite in the was ot an offer is made to Lady
Pianti.. The probabliit is t! at si0 al
be sent ut Palv's before Chrlts'aa.
GENERAL WHEELER'S ADDRESS.
Spoke :il Ciirnejzie Hall on Prhgresh
mid Trimiiplis of the Niitinn.
Xew York. Xov. 23 General Joseph
h cler spoke on tho subject of "Our
Cotiqtn. Its ProgresB and Its Triumphs,"
and Lieutenant IJfchmond P. Hobson on
"An Appreciation of the Life and Service
of Admiral Phjbp" to .".,000 people in Cir
tifgie Hall to-night.
"Xon" of the people's triumphs." aid
Gfneral Whe-ler. would bo o'" an value
.unte"s coupled with the Christian 1 elision.
Th" progress of our 1 ountrv ia due more
to the Christian religion and its practice
tlan all else combined. Yon have heard a
gro.tt deal aboutabolishing the canteen, but
the people seeking; tills promised to put
nothing lit Its jdace," and have been con
fronted liv the argument that the canteen
v-ns better than tho 'aloon. tn which the
nur vould otherwise go. But the problem
Ins lKn attempted in a different wa here
in Xew York. You are doing iiray with the
canteen bv scttins up the Tf. M. C. A."
The latter part of his address was on the
desirability of retaining the Philippines.
Lieutenant Hobson's adoress was a re
view of the life of Admiral Philip as an
officer mid n Christian.
General O. O. Howard presided at the
INSURANCE POLICY .CANCELED.
Applicant Pailetl t Slate Serious
battue of His Illness.
Chicago. Xov. S Judge Kohli-ant. In the
United States Circuit Court, has- sustained
tho order canceling a $."4.(09 life insurance
police, vvrltten bv the Unite t dasetS- cmrm
poliev written b the United Suites Ufe
1'iiuraneo Companv for the late Herman
Cable of Evanston.
The cancellation was made because of
constructive fraud In Ihe failure to state
fn the agent of the insurance company the
serious nature of th? appllcant'3 illness.
WILLIAM COLLIER HAS A
BRISK GVS THOMAS FARCE.
Mr. Willi im Collier has arrived. Locg
ago. conversing with the late I0I111 Xortin
III the wee lm ofiice of tlip Grand Opoin
hnu.s Xat '. Goodwin fide 1 ontn-iptuous
remark to ih" effect that omc out 1 .id
been promising him tho mantle ' Jeffer
son. Let us hole that neither of the iri'iup.i!
will grow lontirniituoii- wleu smno of
s.ivs th it th" r.l intle of Goodwin v.HI fall
upon Mr. CoII'er's readv siioulc!cr
Augustus Thoni is ins built the pl.tj for
Mr. Colli, r. It has a title tii.K doesn't
inf.in -invth'rg 111 piriicaln. Kcep'ng up
ins geogr.11 hie iiinril ho m'ght lnve
c liled it Conn tt'cut or Xevv ijrL. or Xe'v
Unglmd. for tint's the part of the Miu-itrj
in which xW events happLn The tnr.v of
the piece involves the marri igo of :i .von: g
American woman lo a jour.g Americi'i
man. Tho g'rl's rich I rother vants ner to
marrv .1 Ri.-sn,i Duke, in o'der lo fu'trci
the Interests of the hoit,o in lnvestm "1-
on the Cnntlncnt. but the oung ladv pie
fers Willie Collier and marries h!m in -crot.
This happens in the (iit act H U a erv
busv act. but those that tollcw are !,u lei
Yrun Collier must go to Yale for fur
v(..rs In o-di to get 10 girl .srd hr six
teen niilli.iu-. He tries to rr.llce the .11
rangemfnt h .'! oo 1 mi the Inst illmeut
plan, at four million a eir. bur thr b-o:her
and others concerted will tin: give th:i
"Ctisent. Tn.re is a 'ith-r p!aed bv J0I111
?avllle. a fi'her v.! o lon.s like a b inker
and who -,avs wi'e tiiirgs mom the rooli .1
Americans girls who ro ahroad for f.iollsh't
husbands. Il'glu !re the p'i lookj like t
priiblem ilnrra fm a minute cr two, but
Mi. Thomas m.il-es wi" h I'tc and set-1
bulc to ic i! fun again.
Ml. Thom-'s i verv s..ri0us at anotlur
time, when he risos to tro dfon-o of the
honest ourg foreigner who con'es to this
country to shoot moose, who falls in io0
with .1 nice girl in the goo! nil vviv and
then gets 1 barged with 1 elng .1 fn"-tune-htinttr.
Tm- bH of the fane is capital in
its oriounc s.
The cart of tho Duke of Cjrbondnle is
capitall acted b.v .Mr. Crnnley Douglas,
vhci veats his nov. cloth"s jau as Loui?
Xetheisole wo.trs his Mr. Douglis wis a
gcocl in his nn;rlih wa as Mr. co'li"r was
in hi- American vvav. which nviti" that
Mr. Douglas is coming in for a good notice.
Much is made of tho IncK of Knsl's'i ap
preciation in the field of American htinc.
F01 oamp!e. Mr. Collier aks this qufst,0n:
"Why is death like a tin can tied to a
dog'B tail? '
The Duke gives it up
"Bceaue" lesponds Mr. Collier, "both
ore bound to occur."
The .Englishman doe? not cee it, nor this:
"To ou want to know how 10 catch a
"Ya-as." replies the Englishman.
"Well," s.is Mr. Collier, "take a. turnip
and get back of a fence and as the rabbit
comes along the turnipwili make a Eound
"But. mv dejh fellow." interposes the
Englishman, "a turnip, ou know, cannot
""Why, isn't it a sound vegetable?" collier
It is raid that Mr. Augustus Thomas did
not write these jokes
The faiee Is full of good tees. The
women are real folks who ha'.e some good
line.', and the fun of the piece Is not con
fined to Mr. Collier's scenes. 1' Is Soad
comedy of the light sort from start to end.
Jerry Hunt. Jim McTague. George 31un
sen, Charley McKcan and other gentlemen
In long coats and largo chr "anthemums
said that It was tho best farce they had
Miss Julia. Marlowe, who does rot believe
In Suncinv work, began her re'iMraI of
"Whn Knighthood Y.".n in Flower" ot the
01mple Theater thi morning at 1 o'clock.
Tho rehearsals continued practicilly
tiiroughout the night. Tne first production
ot the pice will be given at Mr. Short's
theater this evening.
Miss Xorwond and Mls LambeJt will bi
two of last jcat's favorites who vv.ll make
their first appearances for this season at
Masic Hall to-night in "Martha "
"A Lion's Heart" enJoed two large and
enthusiastic audiences at the Ginnd Opera
House .vesterday afternoon and nlgliL There
was ctnioity to sec the play on nceou-it
of the appearance of Carl A. Haswin, who
for so many cars was the "Winfred Den
ver in "The Sliver King" Theie was a'so
curiosity to see th plav h reason of the
fact tint Mr. Haswin had said that It
was the only possible successor he could
find to the old one. The storv is written
on speciallv- roirantic lines, and N full of
the most thrilling and sentimental situa
tion". There are tragedv. pathos and a
healthy vein of corned, with a prettv love
story running nil the way through it. The
incidents offer abundint opportunity for
3tage setting, and nil of the scenes are
given with special effect'. Mr. Haswin, as
the Hon tamer and the injured husband,
has a part which is in every way equal to
the one with which he was identified For
so manv years, it is the central part of a
The Standard displaces the Ramblers this
week with Clark Brothers' Boal Bur
lecqucrs. who are offering a snapping olio
and two stunning burlesques. Xext wek
Sam Devere's own companv, one of tho
Standard favorites, will come to town.
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Mil. VD MKS. WILLIAM COLLIKR JX ACT I OF "OjV
feied at Hav tin's for Thanksgiving wreck,
under the management of Dfkson anl
Mustard. George If. Adams, who is re
garded as the best clo.vn the American
stage hns ever had, and "vh" made n. crea
tion of the part of "ilumjit Dump! "
veirs ago. is the same familiar character
that two gener.itions, Lnovv. Tht others, cf
the cast include W. H. Bartholomew as
"Pantaloon," Jo'cph C. Smith a "Tommy
Tucker"; Lily Adams as "Good -Tw o
Shoos"; Tonma Adams as the ""Prince ot
D.irkne-s." and Marguerite Williams as the
' Queen of Light." Good juggling specialties
are introduced by George H. Fielding, th
chlef of the demons. The transformation
; scene .11 me eiwcu.s -'i -'- -i-v..-...-
I nen- one. repre.-e-nting tlie oinn 01 uia
morn. It is .1 remarkably pretty stage? eN
! fret All together, tl.i-" production of the old
ir.,i . rzrn-f ctnr -rive.,, the hest cf evi-
duiee as to wh it should enjoy the long
life it has had, ami which it promises, to
prolong for ears to come. "Across the Pa
eific" will he tnc play at Havlln's. commenc
ing with the matinee of the comin.; Sundaj.
i:ug"iiia lllair (Mrs. Kobert Downing'.
who has not been in SL Louis for r--ver.il,
seasons will come to the Grand Ope-ra-
rloiuc ret week to pliy the part cf
Clorlnda Wlld.ilr- in "A I-idv of Qjalltv."
eiigieatecl and last pluved here by JulU
Helen.' Mora mil Bose C'Whlan arc both
hcadlh.'rs at the Columbia this week.
EXTENT OF THE PARTY
VICTORY IN MISSOURI.
Prom th C'jlljtll Mi Iirino"at
The second ilav aifi the election Mr.
Docker raid in .1 Ilepubhc inlcrvievv.
"The lrd'caltcns are that ni plurality
will oxteeel SiOfrt in the State. .Mr. Br. ill's
tilvralitv may r"ich from SS.000 to D.OOy, be
Tase eV the urnelmity with which he wjsi
supported by organizes! Inl or mil by tlvj
railway empIos of the State."
Mr. Docker s prediction has been fully
The official count has been completed and.
gives Dockery S,6I9; Flory, .17502: Hillis
(Populist;. t.C",7; Stokes (Pro.) 3,1M; Lip--cumb
C&cial-Dem ). Z.'uS; Try (Sc.cial-It-bor).
1213; scattering. Z. Total ejte, 6S1.S34.
Dockcrv's pluralit is 32,717. his majority
ovor all being V,.W. Bran recived 3t,9U
votes and leads Dockery bv 1,2M o!es. the
loss, in tho main, being due to the labor
vote in St. Louis, supplemented by a slight
lo-s from the railway vote throughout the
In vi-w of the claims of Republican
"sains," we submit som comiariona
which conclusively refute such assertions.
In 1S7-5 Tilden's plurality was 5S2S3 and
Phelps's plurality 51.SS5.
In 1880 Hancock's plurality was 55,042. an
the plurality for Crittenden 54.031.
In 1SS4 Cleveland's plurality was 33,033.
while Marmaduke's. plurality was 1015, his
majorltv over all being 417.
In 1SSS Cleveland's plurality was 25.701.
I'rancls's plurality being 13.233. Francis
lacked 6.531 votes of a majority over all.
In 1S92 Cleveland'-! plurality was ,7,"-4,
while Stone's plurality was 2?,.si. Store
was 10,991 short of a majority.
In 1S Brvan's plurality was 5S.727. anJ
Stephens's plurality -was 43,333. Stephens's
majority over all being 3S.1,--?. Bryan was
supported by a perfect fusion and Stephens
bv a partial fusion, which accounts for their
large pluralities'. The average plurality of
the Lieutenant Governor and the remainder
of the Democratic State ticket In 1896. -whera
there was no fusion, wa-. 36,35. and the av
erage majority over all opposition vva only
In IStO Br.van's plurality is 37,520. Dock
et's plurality is 32.747. and I1I3 majority
over all, 16, Wl. The loss is almost solelv
due to the labor vote In St. Louis, the re
sult of the street car strike, re-enforced bv
the appeals of Cldefs Arthur. Sarjient at-J,
Clark, asking railway and labor npl6e7
to support Flory because of his union labor
In view, therefore, of this official exhibit
Tre may be permitted to ask Republicans
whore are their boasted gains? The JKs
sourl Democracy has increased the number
of counties under Domoeratic control: in
creased the Democratic Congressmen from
thirteen to fourteen: Increased the. ma
jority in the House of Representatives from
twent -eight to forty increased tha ma
jority on joint ballot In the Legislature from
forty to fifty-six, and Increased both Ita
average plurality and majority in tho State.
That this has been accomplished In tbe face
of the best organized fight made by the
Republican party since the war. and In spits
or the tidal wave against us almost every
where else, is a high, tribute to the cour
age and loyalty of the banner -Democrat!,
State of tho Union.
NO DIVISIOrfoF DIOCESE.
Arclibisliop Keane Arrives at Do-'
buque and Denies Rumors.
Dubuque. la., Xov. 25. Archbishop Keen
arrived home to-day. When asked as t
the truth of the statement published during
his absence regarding the division of th
diocese, Archbishop Keane said there lira
no foundation for the story and that thcrre
had been no developments in the mattar
since the death of his predecessor.
There will be a meeting of tbe Suffragan
B.shops here December 4. when various
nutters will be discussed, perhaps that
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