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Is Printed In Five Parts:
Three News Sections, Comic
Section and Magazine.
Woman Who Masqueraded as
Years Was Buried
Similar Cases
New York, Jan. 19. Under cover of dark
jess, ocd when it was believed Its removal
would be unnoticed, a coflln containing tha
body of Hurray Hamilton Hall, n woman
who had successfully masqueraded as a
man for mora than forty years, was re
moved from No. 143 Sixth avenue last night
to an undertaking establishment.
From there it was taken to Mount Olivet
Cen-.etery this morning.
Hall, who had worn none other than
men's clothes, so far as the recollection
of htr oldest friends ronneth back, was fully
dressed In the garments of her true sex.
The chief mourner at tho cemetery was
Jhnnle. tho adopted daughter of the dead
Minnie said that she who posed as "Mr."
Hall was married twenty-rive years a 50
by the Reverend Doctor Deems In the Pres
byterian Church in tower Sixth avenue to
Cell F. Lowe, who, as Mrs. Hall, died on
July 7. liSi
It was left to the adepted daughter to- tell
of this marriage, for there was no one In tho
neighborhood who could tell whea or where
the ceremony was performed.
Minnie, who Is a handsome woman, about
23 years eld. says the ceremony was per
formed on a Christmas eve. She could not
tell the exact year.
Hall prepared a will two or three months
ago, in which she made her adopted daugh
ter Minnie the sole legatee and executrix.
The real estate consists of four or five lots
In Westchester County, the employment
agency at So. 113 Sixth avenue and some
money in bank.
IVan a Knctor In Politics.
Murray Hall became a factor In politics
more man tweny years ago, and was a
member of the Tammany Hall General
Committee ia the Fifth Assembly District
until about three years ago, when her ac
tivity ceased and she was dropped. Her
first appearance In politico was as an active
worker In the County Democracy.
In the garb of a man, her sex unsuspect
ed. Murray Hall had a peculiar faculty for
cbtaimng votes. Her waistcoat pocket was
alwavs tilled with cfears. which were lib
erally distributed where they would do the
most good.
Where Hall came from no ona knew.
She once said:
T came here as a lad from Scotland, and
was a drug clerk for awhile. Then in ISiS
rome fellows took me out to California,
where I stayed two years."
In the fight between Tammany, the
County Democracy and the Republican?.
Hall could control votes when others could
rt pat them TTipti rwerl nrf- WTA mnHa
by Tammany, and Hall went over to that I
organization. voung me lammany ucgei
every year until VfjO, when HI health pre
vented her going- to the poUs.
Some Prcrton Masquerade".
Apropos of tha discovery that Murray
Hall was In reality a woman, many Inter
esting and historic cases of similar mas
querades are recalled. In the last few years
such cases have not been rare, and in his
tory there are many famous instances of
such deception an that practiced by the
Tittle Old Man."
One of the most notable disguises of sex
en reccrd was that of the Chevalier d'Eon.
who rszfeueraded as. a woman while act
ing lis diplomatic agent of Louis XV to the
court of,the Empiiss of Russia. He waa
bcrn la Tonnerre, France, in 1T2J, and died
Close of the Market in New York
Yesterday Was Almost
Was Checked for Awhile by Re
ports of Amalgamation Be
tween Federal Steel and
Steel and .Wire.
New Tork, Jan. 13. A reported alamga
mation between Federal Steel and Steel and
ffTre caused some little strength at the
opening of tho stock market to-day, but
pwsistent selling and the belief that the
large Interests were trying to stimulate
activity in the Industrial stocks in order
to unload the railroads broke tho market.
The state of Queen Victoria's health
caused serious anxiety and heavy London
telling, and the closo was almost panicky.
Everything suffered alike. Tractions and
Jaduitrlals being as weak as tho railroad
list. The bank statement was a good one,
hut had not tha slightest cfTect upon the
The week has seen a steady downward
movement of stocks, culminating In a sharp
break on the last day. Consolidation ru
ni0r.5.hav8 not the magical effect they had
& little V(i(1a horb
The Onlv tvninn wh( noAma tn Trmvft
routed largely by the Erie purchase of
ennSVlVflnlft Cnnl fa Til.- T V Mnrffan
Who rpta isftvifvkk a? a..." .A.w ,nt?
tor his services.
There is very little doubt that in the re
J 2 i.Poom the holdings ot that gentleman
ana nis followers have been tery materially
cAfter a move extending from the 24th of
Ptember, 1500, to the 6th of January. 150L
snowing in some cases an advance of fl'ty
PJ'nts. It should excite no burprlse that
tne market is in for a moderate downward
i7i"reJs margin for it to go further, and.
although at lower levels, a healthier and
oeiter founded upward movement In rails
"Bar be expected, especially as the collat
eral trust bonds to pay for the recent pur
fSe! ?f Pennsylvania Coal. Jersey Cen
tral, Lehigh Valley and others of tha same
sort have yet to be floated.
" public will lose Its head on the down
rdvBW,nK i"- " certainly as It lost :t
on the rUe,
The uncertain outlook abroad, partlcular
iL.1? "fards the Queen's health, the Vcn
"5"? trouble and the Chinese difficulty
fcnd the South African War. must have thiir
effect In a falling market.
It Was Xot Deposited on Schedule
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 19. It had been
arranged to deposit tho century box in the
masonry of Convention Hall to-day to re
main there until the birth of the next
century, and containing communications
from tho present Mayer to the Mayor of
2001 and others of similar errand. When
the masons started the work of cutting a
cache In the piers the cement and stone
were found so hard that they could not
finish in time, city officials will superin
tend the commitment. The box and Its
contents, the edition of The SL Louis Re
public containing its account of the ball.
Included, wore sealed In tha copper tux
srs tlAi-s ago.
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UA. I TO! Fb
a Man for More Than Forty
in History.
"Pope Joan." who Is commonly spoken of
as an English girl. wa- credited with mas
querading as 11 man so successfully that
shc wandered to many lands and was ncv?r
detected. There Is a story, now generally
discredited, that she Iwcamo a Pope under
the title of John VIII.
There lived twenty jeare ago in Hungary
an olHcor named Felix Francolne, who was
one of the most valorous captains in the
urmy. Her sex was not discovered until
after her death.
Klaliermun and Twice Married.
In Hrittany a few years ago there lived
an old fisherman, who for tlfty years fol
lowed the sea. She was not like the womsn
celebrated tn the WJng of "The Three Fish
ermen." for she did not stay home to weep.
She was so successful with the nets that
she amassed a fortune, and at her death
left considerable property, twelve fishing
sraack and a snug sum in the Rank of
She had been twice married, and left to
her wife a good share of this world's goods.
Catherine Coombs now lives in West Ham
Poorhousc. London, at the ago of 63. She
had for forty-three jears passed as Charles
Wilson, nnd had earned good llvins as a
mural painter and decorator.
She was especially proud of her handl
woik, as shown In the decorations of the
cabins of the vessels of the Peninsular and
Oriental Line. No new craft, which went
into tho service, was considered complete
without hiving decorations painted by
"Charles Wilson."
Sho was In the employ of the company
regularly for seventeen jears, and so much
confidence had her employers In her busi
ness ability that they trequently asked her
to undertake important negotiations for
She was injured by a fall, and, being un
able to follow her trade, was obliged to
go to an Institution.
There died in Kngland a few years ago
a woman who reached the hale old age of
103. The last forty years of her stay on
earth the lived under a masculine name.
She wns of a rubicund visage and portly
mcin. and for seventeen years kept a tav
ern renowned for the strength of its ale.
Master of an Almahouae.
One of the masters of an English alms
house was a woman, who for eighteen
years donned man's attire. Her identity
was revealed through a man who was
brought to the Institution, and who hailed
her as his long-lost wife.
Mile. Laure Bernard, for several years
the principal of 'a school for the cure of
stammering, lived in the Department of
Basses-Alpes. in France. She appeared in
masculine attire in 1S3J. and married a
young woman who had been one of her pu
pils. She made application to have the
record of her birth changed.
Mrs. Pietro Loganani worked for more
than a year In tne coal mines at Hazleton.
Sho was Injured In an explosion, nnd tho
surgeons discovered that she was not a
In order to obtain the wages of a man, a
young woman disguised herself In male at
tire several years ago and worked for many
years as a cashier in a Cleveland, O., book
There are several Instances In recent
years whero men have sought employ
ment as cooks In the dress of women.
A man who called himself Christina Be
cren) worked as a cook for ten years In the
kitchens of New York households and
earned especial commendations for culinary
skill and neatness.
He would not have been discovered in his
deception had he not indulged in a drunken
spree in the course of which he neglected
to shave for several days.
Among other cases of masquerading
which have attracted attention In this city
was that of "Bessie" TTinegold, who
changed from feminine t male attire end
took a wife, thenceforth assuming the name
of Max.
Railroad Legislation Is One of the
Most Important Things
to Come Up.
General Belief That a Great Ex
hibit Will Be Made at St.
Louis School Book
Topeka. Kast. Jan. 13. The Kansas Legis
lature has before it an enormous amount of
AU parties declared In their platforms for
railroad legislation. Nearly a year ago the
Supreme Court held the Court of Visita
tion law unconstitutional, and when the va
rious State conventions met one of the
strongest planks in the platforms was a
demand for the re-enactment of the old
railroad commissioner law, with additional
powers for the board.
In addition to such law there promises
to be a spirited fight over the bill to pre
vent the "double-header" system. A strong
lobby of railroad men from the various
railroad centers of the State will come to
Topeka to urge the passago of this bill.
Important legislation touching the educa
tional Interests of the Stato will be enacted.
State Superintendent Nelson, re-enforced by
the Kansas Stato Teachers' Association,
has urged several needed and Important
changes In the school laws, which were
strongly emphasized by Governor Stanley
In his recent message.
Professor Nelson would strengthen and"
broaden the State uniform text-book law,
which would enable the schools to secure
a wldo range of supplementary books In
addition to those adopted by the commis
sion. He is an advocate of the principle of
State uniformity and believes It has come
to stay.
During the past month Professor Nelson
has been besieged on all sides by represent
atives of the trust to Incorporate Into his
recommendations language which. If en
acted Into law. would utterly destroy State
To all of these attempts to weaken and
destroy the existing State uniformity law
Superintendent Nelson has expressed his
earnest and emphatic opposition.
There is a strong sentiment In the Legis
lature for a creditable display of Kansas
products at the coming St. Louis World's
An earnest effort will be made to secure
an appropriation of J3W.W9 for the Kansas
Semicentennial Exposition at Topeka In
1304. and It Is believed the Legislature will
look with favor upon the proposition.
The members generally agree, however,
that greater good will come to the State by
a great display of Kansas products at the
St. Louis Imposition.
They argue that the St. Louis show will
be one of more than national interest, and
that creditable buildings and a display of
the State's marvelous and varied resources
there would cause millions of capital to be
Invested here.
Rills carrying appropriations for dis
plays and buildings at both St. Louis and
Buffalo will probably be Introduced In both
houses In a few days.
nr th millions of dollars which have re
cently been given to colleges and universi
ties as endowments, not one dollar is of ad
vantage to the voung man or woman who
cannot eo to school The Home School,
which sends lessons br mall. Is the onlr In
stitution which can meet this demand. See I
announcement In to-day's paper.
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aniii tym.tiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiin
$2.00 KNEE
In this Sale
$2.50 KNEE
In this Sale
$4,00 KKEE
In this Sale
$6.00 KNEE
In this Sale
Sale of
Children's M u 1 1 n
Draweis all sizes
Corset Covers.
Ladles' lloillu Corset
Covers hl(h or low
ceck north 17c In
this sale at Q
Famous OC
mado Ith cluster ot
tucus and edged witb
lace any size,
lniklsole. .
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Women's Umbrella
Skirts Like cut made of
Hill's moslln la- Inch
floonce of lawa t rows of
torchon lice and inserting.
cut made of Ba
tiste In lavender,
cuts way hip lace
irimmea at top ana
bottom neet
stvle and worth Wc
androCe edgtd with
laee worth 11.49 ..
in this sale J f.
Choice of the very flnttt Men's
Neckwear la the bouse heaviest
silks and satins In all the ultra'
fashionable effects our CA.
regular $1 and $1.50 lines U U C
And to add to the interest of the
occasion, we oSer yon your pick
and choice of our line of Men's 50c
Xeckwear tecks, puffs, butterflies
and imperial four-in-hands, the
greatest 60c line
wear in St. Louis
I5he Actor's First Success
Crystallizes His Fame.
Reminiscences of Sfa.ge Productions
of Thirty Years. J J J -
Lee Harrison, who has been playlns "The
Girl With the Red Balloons," together with
a few other characters that call for light
ning changes and various disguises. In, the
McMally farce provided for the Rogers
Brothers, Incited a small Chicago gather
ing to reminiscence the other night by re
marking that he had onco appeared In "A
Bunch of Keys."
"And I saw that farce again In Indiana
awhile ago." remarked the traveling man,
"which Just goes to prove that I have
been contending for the space of my natural
life that everything gets to Indiana, If
you give it time enough. 'A Bunch of
Keys' was produced nineteen years ago,
although I guess Harrison wasn't in it at
that time, considering that he Is still a
mere child, and there hasn't been a season
since that It was not 'on the road.' When
Willie Eduoln first got It Hoyt sold It out
right to Frank Sanger and Eduoln for JjflO
It was a failure. Bduoin's English humor
was too much for It. "When it aot whlpptd
into shape and the character work was un
derstood It caught on at once. It has, as
I said, been played everywhere, even In
Indiana, and I often wonder how Hoyt
felt afterwards about giving the thin?
away, as he did. dus Bolhner has a road
company playing it now. and the funny
thins about It Is that, although Bothner
lias tried all aorta of farces, he gets back
to The Keys' and rolls up a little money
every year. It has had the longest life of
any musical farce, and even beats the
record of 'A Parlor Match.' A lot of good
fun originated about the time 'A Bunch of
Keys' was produced some of you may re
call 'Dreams,' 'Photos,' The Magic Doll,'
Fun on the Bristol.' 'Fen In a Pullman
Qar and later The Darzler.' The Hustler.'
etc. but 'A Bunch of Keys' seems to have
outlasted them all.
riaylntr Old Characters.
"Somebody will brush up those old things
some day and revive them," declared the
veteran. "There are enough people to re
member them, and a few of 'em might be
fixed over. Tou can get a pretty good line
on the stage as It was twenty, thirty and
thirty-flve years ago by some of the plays
and actors that have lasted Into the new
order of things. I don't mean farces, par
ticularly, either. I saw Joe Murphy down
here at the Great Northern two weeks ago
with The Kerry Gow,' and a mighty good
example of tho Irish drama It Is. All tho
so-called new ones are patterned after
that and 'Shaun Rue and Tho Shaug
raun.' I wouldn't be a year out of the way
In saying that The Kerry Gow wag pro
duced in 1S7L and Murphy has been play
ing that and its companion piece ever
since. Once he tried a new play, but it
didn't last a season, and so ha goes out
every year with the -old flyers, and the
mosey cosies In at tho door. Bouclcault
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Now HERE is an opportunity that all parents and guardians should grasp. It's a
splendid purchase of 3,000 Suits and Reefers the balance of the winter stock of the American
Clothing Co. closed out to us at a great sacrifice to enable them to give their full attention to
the manufacture of spring lines. It'll be a short, swift sale but mighty interesting while it
lasts. Note the values and come to-morrow with the boy.
Company sw
Double-breasted Knee Suits, ages 7 to
16 made from navy blue cheviots,
checked cassimeres and tweeds as well
as mingled effects ia Scotch weaves
novelty suits with small collars, fancy
double-breasted vests, as well as sailor
and Russian blouse effects. No matter
how low the price, all are well tailored,
strongly lined and perfect fitting.
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Boys' Fancy Vests
Ages 6 to 10 years in bright
colored silk mixtures, silk
matelasse, fancy wool effects
all double breasted made
by American Cloth- CA.
ing Co. to sell at $1.25 wUC
UNDERWEAR ,'::!.".,.?"
Women's Muslin
Drawers with hem
and cluster ot tucks
yone bnd nnd tape
worth 1 9c-ia il
this sale I!C
Women's Chemises
Like cut s k 1 r
Itncth. trimmed ai
bottom, four rows
of Inserting across
front, neck; and
sleeves edced nlth
lace and finished off
with baby rlbbn
?.?,rih.... 84c
Women 'a Gowns
Made of
muslin tell
and extra
A New Depart
ment in the Basement.
of neck- QC.
yours at
never got free of The Shaugraun, for all
that he wrote a lot of plays. He would go
back to It when in hard luck, and It made
him money. You will find it played now
and then by the stock companies. When he
lived he was In as much demand for that
as Jefferson is now In 'Rip Van Winkle.'
And I think if the dean of the comedians
shelved 'Rip' he'd have the populace up in
"Monte CrlU" Snccensea.
"Some pople have found that the plays
In which they appeared and made early suc
cesses have stuck to them In such a way
that the public simply will not have any
thing else. Right now James O'Neill Is
back with a production of llonte Crlsto.
I think he produced it in 1SS0. Afterwards
he tried romance and tragedy, and about
everything that didn't suggest 'Monte
Crlsto,' and. yet he can't get away from
it entirely. John T. Raymond had the same
experience with Colonel Sellers and W. J.
Florence with The Mighty Dollar. Tho
season before Florence died, and when he
was out with Jefferson, he told me that he
intended to return to The Mighty Dollar
the next season. I believe his widow did
try a tour In It, but the people didn't want
It without Florence. Colonel Sellers last
ed Raymond' from 1STS until the time of his
death. AtSother case was Frank Chan
frau's 'Kit. the Arkansas Traveler.' I don't
know that he ever played anything else.
He brought it out In 1S6S and played It reg
ularly for twelve years, and during that
tlrao he always opened the season at tho
Boston Theater with It. The manager
would not let anything else In. After he
died, his son tried It awrdle. but not nlth
much success. It was the old man the peo
ple wanted, and they wanted him only as
'Kit.' Up to the time he struck 'Pudd'n
head Wilson" Frank Mayo was forced to
play 'Davy Crockett" I believe he first did
it In 1866 for years. He had some success
with "Kordeck and The Three Guardsmen'
and he made various experiments, but the
time would recur when his finances were
low. So It was back to 'Davy Crockett
and the full purse. The play Is a good one
to-day. I have seen It recently, and you
can't get away from the hardiness of It
Some Women Stars.
"Clara Morris has, in her time, gone
through about as much stage emotion as
anyone. You may remember 'Mifs Moul
ton' and 'Camllle' and The New Magdalen'
easily enough, but you ask the average man
what ho recalls Morris In, and It will be
that revengeful lady. Cora, In 'Article 4T
she was shot in the face in the first act,
and went around the rest of tha time with
her scar bandaged. I think It is this feature
that makes Morria so well rememberd tn it.
It was disagreeable, but ycu couldn't get it
out of her head. EQlo Ells'.er has come
.S.V's-ygt-j: giJiyr
AT 50c
Boys' Knei Panls
Hade from pure wool cheviots
dark gray and brown mix
tures, checks and stripes
made by the American Cloth
ing Co. to sell at 60c C.
and 63c in this sale..tC3G
: to u
with &-ineh
ruffle sizes
north c.
Women's Corset
Cover Like
cat full front
neck and
sleeTes edged
with lace
worth SSo in
this sale
sale I
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lilHII 1 ninHftlllll " II aV
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HI 11 $
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The Oraptnnbom is the talklnc machine up-to-data.
Ia it appear the latest Improve
ments that Invsntlvo skill has d'Vlsed to se
cure accurate records ot soands and reproduce
them tnttarally. The Graphophone Is rescark
ab e fur Its simplicity of -construction aad op
eration and tor its clear aad distinct repro
ductions. We show a complete line of Colum
bia Graphophones ($5 to $50) and
a full line of latest Records and Sup
plies. U ST A D The Grand Qraphopaone la op-
back Into view in "Barbara Frietchie.' and
for some years she has played Shakes
perean roles, but whenever anyone speaks
of her the Instant thought Is of 'Hazel
Klrke.' That was the Steele Mackayo play
that was handicapped by a poor name The
Iron Will, I think and then blossomed out
Into a huge hit when the name was
changed. It went on at the Madison Square
in 1S79 and last ten or twelve years aver
the country. At present no stock company
considers Its season complete without a per
formance of It. and It is a fairly-good piece
of theatrical property yet.
Sol Smith Russell has had more luck than
anybody who made a long run In a play
and was then enabled to get into new
lines. For a long time he couldn't live
down 'Edgewood Folks, which he put on
In 1SS0 and continued for seven or eight
years. But be continued to make new pro
ductions until he was finally recognized la
other characters, althought I met a man
the other day who hadn't been inside a
theater for years, nnd who asked me If
Russell was still alive and doing 'Edge
wood Folks.' J. K. Emmett struck a lead
with his 'Frltx in Germany produced
along about 1S7S. He bad other plays, but
they were always called 'Fritz something
or other, and the character was the same
in each. Nobody ever expects Denman
Thompson to quit playing Joshua VThlt-
His first play was named after that
character, and when he fixed up The Old
Homestead he made Josh the center of it.
of course. Roland Reed has had some such
luck as Rimell, for most people have for
gotten his 'Cheek' and 'Humbug,' Just as
they have forgotten Kat Goodwin's 'Hob
bles, but tho old guard prejudiced natur
allywill tell you that Goodwin and Reed
were In tha "palmy days' when they had
these pieces out. I know a man who won't
acknowledge that anything has happened
on the stage since 1SS0, at tha latest, and
Goodwin gave him a seat for "When We
Were Twenty-One" when he was in Chicago,
ncn e ucl uwwniiL no uu; i. etr
you'r tryin' to do one ot these modern dude
parts. Now, my advice to you is to cut it
and get out that ballet dress and do some
thing according to your talents. Why.
you didn't have a song or an imitation in
the plecer "
Cannot Lire Them Dosrn.
"Lewis Morrison put on 'Faust' in 1SS3
in San Francisco, and he is playing It yet.
Nobody has ever been able to account for
his success in It, but It Is one of the biggest
money-makers In the business. Any num
ber of people bavo made productions ot
'Faust. but Morrison is the ona best known.
When be said he was going to revive It he
was laughed at. Kato Claxton ts alive yet.
but If she were to star in 'L'AIglon' there
would be a howl over The Two Orphans.
She made her hit as Louise in USTS and
played that motodrama until very recently.
Once in awhile she would try something
else The Sea of Ice' was In her repertoire
but she never got away from The Two Or
phans' any farther than Maggie Mitchell
got away from 'Fanchon,' Lotta The Lit
tle Detective," or Annie Plxley "M'LIss. An
nie Plxley had luck in 'M'LIss and I see
that some of the managers think it good
enough for these times and that Nellie Mc
Henry Is out In It. Miss McHenry has been
one of the unfortunates who could never
live down an early farcical hit. and she has
lest fortunes trying to make people forget
The Brook and "Fun in the Greenroom.
Henry Dixey has gone ahead spasmodical
ly, but nobody forgets that 'Adonis mad
him. James A. Heme scored In 'Hearts of
Oak.' which he brought out in 1SS0, and
which ran for a long time. He made an
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iHiiitmiiinmn HHHHHra
710 Washington
Ave., This City.
To fit all boys 3 to 16 years. The
smaller sizes with round velvet collars
or with peaked lapels, pearl buttons
and rich braid trimmings in blue chin
chillas, tan coverts, Oxford cheviots
and kerseys in fancy colors. Larger
sizes 7 to 16 made of splended chin
chillas and friezes with high storm
will be spread ont before yon Bt'i
will go at about half price
will be rushed out in this
I ot 2 Hen's $3.00 and
J3.30 Pants- In a
great variety of patterns ia
Mrlped worsteds, dark and me
dium ibades ot casstmeret.
tlack thtbts and f ft
gray hair lines-worth (3.00 I 3
atdtJJO. "" w
Lot 3 Men's $4.00 and $4.50 Pants
A mammoth Use to choose from-In all
the newest p t terns and weaves. Including
worsted, cassimeres and Scotch TC
fabrics Cnely made and trimmed. B Jj
aed worth Lt and KS9 " " w
Prices tumble as the day of
draws nearer. Note these specials
for Monday.
Youman and other special blocks as
well as the new golf hats all popu
lar colors
trimmed ana
of the season.
Special In Boy's Pull-down Cans
Your at Famous
effort along other llne3 with The Minute
Men.' which he put on In Chicago. He was
critically praised for 'Margaret Fleming.
but there was no money in these plays.
'Shore Acres brought him back to more
public attention, but before he wrote that
he had been obliged to return to 'Hearts
ot Oak' for a time. That. too. is a play that
keeps Its hold, for I saw It, and very well
done. In an Ohio town the other day by a
traveling company. Robert Mantell has
never equaled his hit in 'Monbars and this
play, like 'Article '7.' had an incident that
made everybody remember It. It was where
the hero had beea bitten by a mad dog. Ho
cauterized the wound with a hot poker In
view of the audience.' Stuart Robson con
tinues to have all sorts of trouble finding
something Instead of 'Bertie, tha Lamb.' tn
The Henrietta." and now and then he go."
back to that. It was his most notable su-
cess, although he was a familiar comedian
long before that play was written.
"I don't think some ot our younger stars
are making such strong Impressions In
some of the current plays that they will bs
Inseparably connected with a certain char
acter twenty, fifteen, or even ten years
from now. The demand seems to be more
for new plays than to see one actor in
certain character for many seasons except
ing In the cases of tho 'hold-overs' I hava
mentioned, and this by no means includes
them all." LEE HARRISON.
3Iiss Clara Capelli Accuses Him of
Stealing Purse.
Miss Clara OapelU of No. ir North Tay
lor avenue swore out a warrant yesterday
mfnrt Frank rarts charging him i with
house. Paris called at the house Friday to
deliver a statuette, which had been ordered
by Mr. Capelli. Miss Capelli gave Paris CO
In payment for the statuette, which, cost
considerably less. Paris could not make the
change and went out to get it. Miss Ca
pelli left her purse, containing J3.S5 In sil
ver, lying on a table In the room.
When she returned she found Paris in
the room. He gave her the change and
started away, when Miss Capelli suddenly
found that her purse was gone. She called
Parts back Into the room. and. locking the
door, asked him to return her purse. Paris
mid he had not taken it, and she sent one
of the servants for a policeman. Officer
Rhoadman resrionded and nlaced Paris tin-
j der arrest. A search of his clothes brought
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purse was found In a vacant lot.
More Boarding Added to Twelfth
Street Entrance.
A force of carpenters was employed last
week In making pretentious Improvements
and alterations to the new City Hall. The
external appearance of the Twelfth street
entrance has been considerably enhancid
by the construction of a row of four steps
of coarse wood, which harmonizes agree
ably with the large rough wooden door
with Its cast-Iron padlock.
The Interior has also received the atten
tion of the workmen. A fw new boards
have been substituted for thi old ones in
tbe floor Just Inside the Twelfth street en
trance, and the wooden railing on the sec
ond floor has been repalred.
The Improvements are the subject of
much gratification tn the City Hall, espec
ially since they were made with a largo
deficit in the city treasury.
Mexico's President Becomes a
Grandfather for First Time.
City of Mexico, Jan. 19. President Diaz's
first grandson was born last eight and to
day the diplomatic corps and distinguished
visitors in crowds have been showering
congratulations on Captain and Mrs. Diaz,
the parents.
HDsmfnnnHii wins
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sale lUw
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Over 7.000 pair of men's nobby Trousers a mam
moth gathering twice as many as we should have
at this time and more than we care to inventory.
We've waded into the stock, slashed the prices to
the lowest limit, and inaugurate the greatest pants
sale that has ever been held in St. Louis. -If yon
need one, two or three pair of extra trousers, yon'll
find this the best chance you've ever struck. Look
at windows! See prices! Judge for yourself.
Lot 1 Men's $2.00 and $2.50 Pants-In neat
striped cisiljiares and cheviots f mm
dark an d mtdlura ahaiies strongly tailored I Zf
worth regularly lioo and K.50. fcsT
Lot4nea's 55.00 and $6.00
Pants-Handsome patterns:
suitable for traslnens and dress wear
rn.il from nne domestic and lm
rorted woolens-worth 0 rfx
8SJ.S" '.?. 3.60
Lot 5 Hen's $6.50 and $7.00
Pint Choice of several
hundred pairs of nigh-grade trousers
equal la eery rrspcel to fine custom
made worth regularly M M r
iSLf. 4.40
forMea'sSS ffatsVezhy
and Fedora styles, in the
newest Dnnlap, Knox.
ana shades, elegantly.
nnisned best values ,
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big assortment'Of patterns to match the new suits fSQ
and reefers all splendidly made and worth C9c JjJJC
to-morrow, ai .
Their " Sucker'' Won Twenty Dol-
lars and Then Quit the Game, In-
Titing the Crowd to Drink.
Charles Matthews, who conducts a ma
china store at Mitchell, IIL, turned the
tables on three confidence men who at
tempted to take him in for a "sucker" yes
terday morning.
Matthews lives in a small town, but he
knows a thlnr or two about the sharpers
who lie around Union Station. He came to
St. Louis Friday to make some purchases
for his sture, and registered at a hotel In
the vicinity of Union Station. When h
started downtown yesterday morning h
was approached on the street by a young
fellow who Introduced himself as a stranger
In the city. Jones that was the name tn
gave proposed a drink. They went Into a
saloon at Fifteenth and Chestnut streets,
and after a drink Jones proposed they
"buck" the lottery, which was In progress.
Matthews threw the black and red dice
on a black table, and in a few minutes
had won $20. When the money was handed
to him they proposed that he double hts
"ante" while he was in luck. Instead, he
carefully placed tbs money In hla pocket,
invited the gang to have a drink, and
started back to the station.
Three men followed him and attacked
him In front of the station. Sergeant Mona
han and Policeman Nolan arrested Walter
Sparks, Charles Beecber and Ed Marshall,
as Matthews pointed them out about tb-
station. The .three men were locked up at
the Four Courts. They declare they ha-1
not seen Matthews before and bad nothing
to do with him.
Proud Feat of a Small Bor of Newj
Franklin, N. H Jan. 19. Five-year-old
Ralph McCue is the king of the hill up
here to-day. He can have anything ha
wants from hts playmates. Just because be,
knocked the stuffing out of Bob FItzaim
mons, Jr., In a fight started by the pugllut'a
little son.
Little Bobbie tried to obey his father's
Joking command to drive the crowd ot
school boys away from Young's Hotel win
dow. He scattered all except IUlph Mc
Cue. Ralph wouldn't move for Fits. Jr.. even it
Papa Fits was looking on. so little Bob
squared off In Imitation ot his big papa and
landed a blow on the stubborn youngster.
The little country lad was bewildered .'or
a moment and did not try to defend himself
untU young Fits repeated tha trick. He
then sailed Into Bobble, and. much to big
Bob's disgust, his son was soundly
thrashed, and In a few minutes afterward
was carried Into thn hotel crying lustily
and bleeding profusely from the nose.
Little McCue strutted on his way like s
peacock. He had whipped Bob Fltxslm
mons,Jr. Brains always did and always wUI com
mand a higher salary than muscle. It you
hava a few moments tot spare read tha
Home School announcement; to-dx"r 'irn
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