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THE EEPUBLIG: WEDN ESP AY." NOVEMBER 12, 1902.
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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
Bell. Klnloch
Countlng-Room Main 3013 A 675
Editorial Receptlon-Rsom Park 156 A 674
made to acquire land for at least one riverside park.
We have two parks on the river-front, but neither of
lng personal machines. The beneficence of public of
ficials, In -public affairs, probably did more material
them comes within Mr. Zueblln's suggestion, which j harm to the municipality than any other improper
contemplates, presumably, a park In a more or less
central location. Chain of Kocks Park probably will
be a popular resort at some future time, but It Is, as
yet, too remote, and has the drawback of inaccessi
bility.' The only other riverside park in or near St.
Louis is the reservation at Jefferson Barracks, which
is owned by the Federal Government.
The area of park property on ned by St. Louis ag
gregates 2,185 30 acres. The aiea of New York's
parks aggregates (5.S57.CO acres, of Boston's 2,020, of
Philadelphia's 4,005 90 and of Chicago's 2,lSo S2. In
area this city may not be behind, but the city prob
ably Is behind Its rivals in the number of its parka
and in the proportionate distribution of park since.
St, Louis should have at least one good downtown
park, a number of playgrounds and nt leist one cen
trally located riverside park.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEIt 12, 1902.
Vol. 95 No.
133
CIRCULATION DURING OC JOBER
W. B. Carr, Business Manager of the St. Louis Re
public, being duly sworn, sajs that the actual number of
full and complete cop,es of the Daily and Sunday Re
public printed during the month of October, 1902, all In
regular editions, was as per schedule below:
Date. Copies.
i ,...liMoo
110,010
113,05(1
118,T1)U
(Snndny). . . .11S,J2
1 illl
s,
4.
a
C .. HS,O70
T 110,310
8 lioiao
9 117,02O
10 110,330
11 117,070
13 (Sunday).... 11S,S1M)
JS 116,100
14 117,010
IS 118,030
10 11C.C10
Total for the month 3,043,200
Less all copies spoiled in printing, left over or
nied 83,308
tt- CoplM
17 .. . .110,300
18 110,730
10 (Sunday).... 131.730
O. 115fT30
SI HO,(UO
22 ..110,230
IX (l
24 110,400
25 118,380
20. (Sunday).... 110,710
27 110130
28 118,410
20 110,130
30 110,920
31 110,200
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Net dumber distributed , 3,501,832
Average dally distribution 114,807
And said TV. B. Carr further says that the number
of copies returned and reported unsold during the month
of October was T.26 per cent.
W. B. CARR,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of
October, 1302.
J. F. FARISH,
Notary Public. City of St. Louis, Mo.
My term expires April 23, 1905.
WORLD'S J904 FAIR.
.
MORGAN A MORTAL.
The precautionary measures looking to his death
adopted by .Mr. Morgan to prevent panic in 'Wall
street and incidental loss to the'holdings of 'his esta'te
reflect his unique position in the financial 'world.
The probable effect of his death has long been a
familiar topic among financiers. Now that he has
perfected his arrangements with the North American
Company the world breathes more easily.
There is something coldly ironical in the thought
that death, even from a great distance, fixes its eye
on Mr. Morgan. . Perhaps some people will find it a
consoling thought that he is mortal like the rest of us
Certainly, no one begrudges him a long life. He
has done more to entertain the world In recent times
than any other man.
That a being of his delightfully enormous posses
sions could contemplate dying at all seems out of
tune with his power and nerve.
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SPECIAL PUBLIC NEEDS.
To the first impressions of a stranger whose train
ing and experience qualify him to pass expert judg
ment on matters of public concern must be conceded
some Importance, especially when his views are im
partial and suggestive, rather than critical. Professor
c Charles Zueblln of. Chicago University, who addressed
tL local improvement associations last week- on mu-
? nlclpal subjects, may be considered an authority in
mis ncia. Moreover, his official connection with the
BlJ lAwprirnn fVln Itnnmvomaiif TjMm.n i--
v..-. u.xv, wui..,. ucu6uc, mi. tvmen as-
ty 80Claucn ne 1 secretary, attests to his sincerity in be-
fl v uair or municipal progress.
From visitors of this character local authorities,
and the public generally, are sure to obtain advice
which will aid In permanent Improvement and certain
progression. Their advice Is good because they come
here with the one desire to assist and encourace mn-
nlclpal advancement If they criticize or suggest they
-& ,1a OA In nnul t,l. .....3 A- ...
pa ov .u feuuu auiiu, auu, uiereiore, ineir statements
fcs! Should be considered with dn. fnlrnnsa Too t
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w(n V..tK ,1 1 , .. . . -
rfeh. '"" ""8 umer BiieuKers nere, ana tney should all be
F'Si greeted bv larce nridlpnrpa
$ j Professor Zueblin stated In his address before th
m
P
c'& Tenth Ward Improvement Association that he has not
. had the opportunity of making a general inspection
tit of the city. This Is to be regretted, as his state-
at ments In reference to ohlertJonnhii mnriitinno ,i,im.
pt; he had perceived from superficial observation . aire
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assurance tnat he could give an exceptionally Inter-
,!i estlng lecture en St Louis If he could visit nil nnrta
&r of the city. If possible, the League should have Pro-
t , eF80r ZnebUn follow up his first impressions with a
& more extended investigation of the public needs of
St St Louis.
The special public needs which the visitor nhRM-i
i have enlisted attention for some time. He placed
! emphasis on the necessity ,for more downtown brcath-lng-places,
small parks and children's playgrounds.
"SHThe central portion of the clrv wns beroft nf Ha
feinarkS. he said, bv Utilization of n.irk nrnnprti- fro- null.
Kt L,, z...-.,.,.. m . . .. : . r
tjf "uuuiujjs, uuu uc iuiuks omciais snouia tate steps
fvgto secure additional property for downtown parks.
fh It would be a causn for mmmnn imt(nnlriT, t iiu
i.c, " . ..
P'grallroad companies could co-operate with the city and
f owners of adjacent property with the object of con-
f--j .. ...... ....
GOOD MEN IN POLITICS.
Professional politicians rarely accomplish perma
nent good for a city. Their best efforts are too fre
nuentlr counteracted by other efforts, by which Der-
tt? l1111 the property, but no doubt the city could sonal prestige is sought though such, efforts may not
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BSTcnuiK ine diocks immeaiaiciy in ironc or union Sta-
bV41,n fntn a .i,)lf, nn.t FT-lin nt4-w 1.m h.1 41 '
n'! lulv 1". yumt .uc 1-1LJ uvu uui. uje U1CUUS 1
THE HAND OP JUSTICE.
SemiotEcial returns from certain precincts In some
of the downtown wards attest to flagrant iolationi
of the spirit and letter of the election law. There are
indications in the returns from a few precincts of col
lusion between alleged Democratic and Republican
tricksters to gain results at the iwlls in which they
probably had a mutual interest.
Careful Investigation of the returns from all of the
333 voting precincts of this city shows conclusively
that the tampering was not sufficient to detract ma
terially from the victory achieved by the Democrats.
It .would not, in fact even alter to any substantial
effect the general result In any district even in the
Twelfth Congressional District, where a class of citi
zens claiming allegiance to various political parties
engages in lawlessness in almost every election, no
matter how unimportant the Issue may be.
The Democratic victory In St Louis was a land
slide, occasioned by the excellent work of Mayor
Vell, Circuit Attorney Tolk and their assistants, and
by the personal superiority of the Democratic ticket
The large gains made by the Democratic ticket in
strictly Republican wards were so great that conten
tions of illegality can have no bearing on the results.
And, as was natural, the personnel of the Democratic
city ticket helped candidates on Congressional and
Stnte tickets in the various districts.
But the result H not the whole concern. There Is
to be considered the fact that wrong was committed
In certain precincts. And, though pemocratic candi
dates may bac seemed to gain by the apparent col
lusion between a class of alleged Democrats and Re
publicans, these candidates and the Democratic party
were as much Injured as the defeated candidates and
respectable men in the Republican party.
It may be impossible to entirely eradicate election
crimes. Every party that has vitality 1ms zealots
whose consciences are inferior to their cunning and
criminal predilection, and whose inclinations to do
right are subservient to baser inclinations. Too often
election crimen arc engendered by the false philosophy
that the "end justifies the means."
Every party has Its election criminals and the party
organ that protects the criminals in Its own ranks by
charging all corruption to the opposing party Is guilty
of hypocrisy and aids in perpetuating dishonesty and
crime.
The people of St Louis cannot afford to tolerate
crimes against the ballot in any one of the 333 pre
cincts. Elections must be absolutely fair. Every act,
though it may seem insignificant that has a dishonest
object in view, is a crime against the public. Motives
cannot be taken into account The guilty person must
be punished, for he is the enemy of the public, the de
fender and agentof corruption. He should not re
ceive-protection from any party. v
It appears to be an evident fact from the semi
official returns that i' depredations4 were 'committed,
as they seem to have been, judges and clerks of the
Democratic and Republican parties acted In harmony
in certain precincts of a few downtown wards. If
illegal practices prevailed outside the booths, the same
conclusion holds good that there was collusion in
these precincts among low followers of all parties.
Even in this case the judges and dorks must 'have
connived at the work.
An investigation shonld(be made of conditions In
precincts In which the returns have a suspicions color.
Public Interests demand that elections be conducted
as fairly as possible, ,and that no candidate and no
party should have any unjust advantage. If some "of
the "bad men" belonging, ostensibly, to different polit
ical parties were made to suffer for their misdeeds,
the lesson would be long remembered by their pa
trons, friends, followers and protectors.
The recent election was as fair as elections held In
other large cities; but It was not fair enough. We
cannot be satisfied until conditions are better in all
precincts. Though 332 precincts may live up to the
law, and one precinct display some bad features, there
Is room for Improvement
-
practice, because it taught the public that the law
could be evaded and that favors could be had by ap
plying to the right source.
Practical, honest men are the kind to have in pub
lic ofliee. If they w ill adhere to the letter of the law
and deny favors asked for on personal grounds, so
much the better; in that eent we can be sure that no
discrimination will be exercised and that favoritism
will not be shonn. AVe shall know that every citi
zen, no matter how humble or poor he may be, will
be accorded fair treatment.
For nearly two jears St. Louli has been blessed
with good government- The men who hold public
office are not professional politicians. Many of them
hae no desire to senc ag.iin in any public capacity.
Their one ambition Is to do their duty and serve their
city as well as they cm. St. Louis cannot get too
much of this kind of go eminent.
That good men have a place In politics is clear from
the erdlot of the voters In the recent election in elect
ing the ticket which was approved by Mayor Wells
and Circuit Attorney Folk, In order that good men
may fill all public offices, representative men of both
parties should take steps soon to insure good tickets
at the spring electlou.
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St. Louis and Chicago attorneys-, bacteriologists and
chemists will be- allowed eight months in which to
give testimony In the Chicago Drainage Canal ense,
four months for each side. In that time the bac
teriologists will not be able to tell Ml they know about
Mississippi and Illinois "bugs," but their combined
demonstration will assuredly make a profound Im
pression on (he United States Supreme Court. The
eminent jurists miy ultimately learn to despise water.
Morgan's law of action seems to lie "coup." Ills
latest managerial procedure partakes of the nature of
a trick on the Desrrojlng Angel, whereby he en
deavors to provide against an after-death panic In
stocks and securities. During his life Mr. Morgan
need not plan for "protection" for his trusts at least
nqt as long' as the Republican party Is in power and
the high tariff is In effect
MISS GLAUDIA DEPEW BALLARD
WEDS BEN PRENTICE GOODWIN.
The Globe has a plan for electing Mr. Tolk to the
United StatcsT-Senate. The Circuit Attorney would
make a good Senator. Ho is clean, able and a Demo
crat on principle. Rut the Globe's bad luck In polit
ical undertakings settles his chances. He will never
write a history of thirty minutes in the United States
Senate until the Globe fights him.
Kelly has been gone so long that It is difficult to
remember how he did look. However, it is pretty
certain that his appearance will remain vivid In the
memory of persons most anIous to forget about him.
This is a case in which 'distance lends real enchant
ment to the view.
It is said that the President administered a hard
blow to trusts. Probably the President hurt his
hand. There is no indication that any tiling else was
hurt
.
Mason says he is still at war with Hopkins for a
Senatorial toga from Illinois. Mason's hair has not
been straight for a long time.
'$.
RECENT COMMENT.
iy
AVIio Printed the Tlrst XrvrspiiperT
New Orleans Dally Picayune.
There has been consldciable controversy of late years
a to which country should be conceded the honor of nrlnt-
ilnp tho first regular newspaper. Claims hive been sue ces
f slvefy put forward for1 Italy, France, Germany, England
I'and Holland, and alUwlth some degree of plausibility. But
it appears irom recent researcnes tnat neither one of these
Is entitled to the distinction, and that precedence should
be ghen to Belgium. It has been established by the an
tiquaries that a certain Abraham Verhoeen of Antwerp
(obtained, in 16C5, from the Archduke and Duchess Albert
ciiu 3Uin;iiTt ,,o. tji.i,t; wi .'.intuit, Jiun;, Slltfei. j3
the first German paper appetrcd In 1615, at Frankfort; the
first Dutch paper in 1617, the first English paper, the
Weekly Gazette. In 1022, and the first French paper In 1631,
It Tvould seem that Antwerp's claims hae sjme founda
tion, and that the Belgian city Initiated what hai become
one of the most Influential factors in modem life and
progress. On the strength of this. It is proposed, to hold
a great tercentenary celebration In Antwerp some time dur
ing the j ear 1203. It would be interesting to comparo the
primitive efforts of the journalist of 1C03 with the Im
mense sheets of news which the world calls for to-day.
Three hundred ears' ago news traveled but slowly, and
each community was. In a sense. Isolated. But to-day If
some potentate of Central Africa condescends to sneeze, tho
world wants to know- just what caused the titlllatloii In
the regal nostrils, and wants minute particulars at that
BOASTING CANDIDATES.
Lobster organs expose one of the secrets of their
weakness when they ask why The Republic does not
espouse the personal cause of some Democratic candi
date for the United States Senate ex-Governor Stone
or one of the possibilities mentioned as contestants
against bis aspirations.
Until these machine organs learn that a news
paper's public service is better without the entangle
ment of office-broking they will always lack, moral
force.
Why should The Republic care whom Missouri
sends to the United States Senate, as long as the
choice of the party falls upon a man of good repute
and of party loyalty?
Then, too, the man of political ambitions Is at best
only an incident As in other walks of life, there
should be a standard of fitness in politics. The pub
lic should demand that nominees measure up to the
standard. Given that much, a newspaper need not
disturb itself as among Mr. Brown, Mr. Smith and
Mr. Jones. There are no heroes In politics nowadays.
In fact very few men have been heroes at any period
until after their deaths. Be that as It may, nobody
at this date monopolizes the capacity to represent a
constituency. Any man's place can be filled on short
notice.
There are a score of Democrats In Missouri whose
experience and abilities lit them for' the Senatorship.
The party can choose any one of them and The Re
public will be contented. If the machine organs can
not comprehend this system of party journalism, they
can proceed to hew wood and draw water for profes
sional politicians, and The Republic will be contented,
too, over their poor judgment
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can beauties. Miss Spence and Mr. 'Good
Joe will be married early in tho winter.
Mi's Blanche Althelmcr. daughter of
LouU Althclmer of Hotel Eerlln. and Mr.
Phillip Hagerman were married last even
ing ery quietly It the hotel parlors, onlr
members of the two families being prcrent.
The Reverend Doctor Sale prformjd tha
ciremony. MIs3 Hortense Altheimor srved
her sister as bridesmaid, while Doctor Levy
was best man for the bridegroom. Ths
fcrlde wore white Irish lace ocr white chif
fon, carrjlng a bouquet of lilies of the "al
ls. Miss Hortense Althtlmer olso wore
white lice touched with plnlt Mr. and Mrs.
Hagenncn will be at home after January 1
at Xo. 317 North KuclU avenue.
The marriage of Miss Maud Well3. daugh
ter of Major Roila Wells, and Mr. James
Clark Streett will take place this ecnlnT
at S o'clock at the Central Prcsbj tTian
Church. Thf ceremony will be followed by
a. small reception at the IJndcIl bou'evard
residence of tl e Wells family.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gntlgan have sc
out earns announcing that they are at han
at No. ;173A rairmuunt jcnue.
Miss. Sadie Udv.ardj of OTalion. Mo . Is
the guest of Mr-.. Alphonse Cwerdlnskl of
ISO. 707 Xorth Chinning anue.
Mrs. George II. Shields, Mrs Illiman
ClarK. Mrs. John A. Le Mrs. Alphcnsu d-
FlsTJeireCo. Mrs. Fuqua and Miss JIay
IuNe Dalton departed this morning: to at
tend a conference of the D. A. II. at Cape
Girardeau this week. They will bi enter
tained by a reception on Thursday evening,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrn. Loals
Houck.
Mrs. Albert M. Price and the M!si
I'nce o .No TfiK) Laclede avenue reocivei'
on Jioniiay aturnoon from 3 to S.
t
Mrs Randolph K.'chlrson will give a re-
cepuon on i-Tiaay afternoon from 4 to for
ner caughter-In-Ww, Mrs. Cary Ta'cott
nuicnmson. or xesv York.
Photograph by Conkltng.
MRS BEN riJENTICE GOODWIX,
Who was Miss Claudia Ballard.
E&Juid would maintain the place if it were set aside for
; jjuuuc- uec.
5 ' 1Cow that the comnanles are arranging for Imnort-
t,;'nt Improvements and enlargements to Union Station
'"pand the terminal system, they should -discuss this park'
Cplan and; endeavor to lend assistance toward Its con
(summation. The proposed park would be a great
; convenience to patrons of the railroads, as well as an
fii;t(Ivertisemcnt for the largest and finest railroad sta-
S&tlon in tuc-Ttorld.
fStuttssot Zueblln also suggested that efforts be
bo technically wrong. The professional politician
likes to pose as a "man of the people," and he will
even neglect, or postpone, duty in order to augment
his popularity.
St. Louis has had costly experience with profes
sional politicians. We need not look far back for ex
amples of this kind of officeholder and for the injuri
ous effects of, his work. It Is only a few years since
offices and contracts were favors to be distributed by
public servants to friends. Public positions were
nothing else than means for setting votes and build-
" SIot Growth of Music.
Outlook.
Ordinary musical tones, the notes of the lolce, the
violin, and the piano, for example, simple as they sound,
are, like ordinary white light, rather complex compounds
xof many simple elements. Thero are In them seven or
eight constltutcnt or "partial" topes, quite distinctly audi
ble to tho trained ear or to the'untralned ear armed with
suitable Instruments; and these partial tones, produced by
vibrations In the sound-emitting body whoso rates are
regularly related, bear a certain fixed relation to one an
other, like the spectrum-colors that compose white light.
For a long while the metrical forms that men cculd
precelvo and remember were most rudimentary. Probably
It took tllem centuries to grasp the simple group of three,
the basis of such accjtK!hemes as the waltz and the
mazurka. Even to-daj; w ejpmot grasp a group of seven,
and we perceive larger groups than three only as com
pounded of the elementary twos and threes.
The marriage of Miss Claudia Depew Bal
lard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Reese Ballard, to Mr. Ban Prentice Good
win tool: place last evening at 7.30 o'clock,
only members of the families being present.
Miss Gertrude Ballard was the only maid,
and John Bullard. brother of the bride, as
sisted a best man. The bride wore white
embroidered crepe-chiffon, with deep ilounco
of ro"o point and duchesse lace on the
skirt and more of the handsome lace adorn
ing the bodice. A gulmpe and sleeves of
chiffon tulle veo. fastened with a lirgo
crescent of diamonds, and bouquet of lilies
of the valley were the accessories.
The Ballard residence. No. 3S0O Delmar
boulevard, was beautifully trimmed In
whlto chrjsanthemums, greens end palms,
a car spy of tho flowers and vines being
erected In the parlor bow-window for tho
bridal part. The bridesmaid was In a
frock of pink crepe-chiffon, painted In gar
lands of roes. with bouauet of white roses.
Mrs. Ballard wore gray velvet and duchesse
lace.
A large reception to several hundred
guests fotlowed the ceremony for two
hours, after which Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin
departed for New York. They will be at
home after January 1 at No. K93 Cabanne
av enue.'
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Miss Edith Blackwelder, second daugh
ter of Mri and Mrs. George Blackwelder,
No. ICQ Washington boulevard, and Frank
Soule of New Orleans, were married last
evening at the Blackwelder reslderce. the
ceremony .taking place at t o'clock. Dean
Carroll Davis of Christ Church Cathedral
read the service, a chancel and altar being
improvised In the large West parlor. Many
greens and white chrvsanthemum9 were
used to trim all tho rooms, the chancel ef
fect being obtained by satin cords which
railed oft one side of the apartment, huge
vases of the white 'mums being Inter
spersed. Miss Bertha Blackwelder was her sister's
maid of honor, while Miss Mary Soule and
Miss Van Bcnthujsen of New- Orleans were
the bridesmaids. Robert Soulo of New Or
leans served his brother as best man and
Robert Holmes and Milton Rozler of St,
Louis were the groomsmen.
The bride wore white chiffon with garni
ture of pearls and a gulmpe of point luce; a
tune veil fastened with, orange blossoms,
and a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley.
She came Into the parlor with Mr. Black
welder, to the music of the Lohengrin bri
dal chorus, plajed by a stringed orchestra.
The bridesmaids wore white embroidered
chiffon and carried pink roses. Mrs. Black
welder was In pale gray crepe. Thero was
a reception, the guests Invited to the cere
mony being entertained afterwards In In
formal manner. After an Eastern bridal
trip Mr. ard Mrs. Soule will go to New Or
leans to live. Their cards announce that
they will be at home after January 1 at
io. 3103 St. Charles street.
Mrs. Med Johnson gave a luncheon yes
terday afternoon for her sister. Miss Amelia
Spence, whee engagement to Mr. Ward
Goodloe was made known at tho time. Miss
Spence, who Is a verj attractive and pop
ular girl In tho vounger set. his mide her
home for sevenl jears with Mr. and Mrs.
Johnron. Mr. Goodloe now lives In th city,
though his home was formerly In Lomr
ville. Ky.
The luncheon yesterday was a particular
ly smart affair. All the table arrangements
were In pale blue ribbon and American
beauty roses. The center piece was a large
cut-glass lamp, surrounded by high looru of
pale blue taffeta. The favors were Amerl-
FROM THE GREAT POETS.
TO THE RAINBOW.
BY THOMAS CAMPBELI.
The Tennessee General.
Nashville Banner.
General Apathy Is not a very useful citizen nor an al
together admirable character, generally speaking. He Is
drowsy and indifferent, and his lethargic manner of re
garding public questions might lead to dire results when
an awakened Intelligent Interest was needed for their
proper decision. t
, Still, there' Is a light In which thlsi sleepy old gentleman
may be regarded. In a not altogether uncomplimentary
light, and that-is true of his recent notable appearance In
Tennessee.
The Indifference displaved in the election In this State
came of the lack of any noteworthy lsue, and that was
a good sign. It Indicated that the people arc In a satisfied
frame of mind, that they have as a people no grievances.
Imaginary or otherwise, to redres, and arc seeking no
reforms through the ballot box that may alter their con
dition. j
'- rte-Stndy of on Old Question.
Exchange
"While Jacob still tarried at the well," said the su
perintendent of the Sundaj school, "Rachel, as we are
told, drew near. She was fair to' look upon, and Jacob
kissed her. Then "he lifted up his voice and wepf A
great many whimsical explanations, children, have been
advanced for;thls saigular1 conduct "on Jacobus part. What
possible reason. fcould'ho have had for wecplntr, "after hav
ing kissed ihls bcaullfullcousln?"'
"He remembered about, tho microbes," ventured Tommy
Tucker.
,c Expensive Jlendirenr. r
Town and1 Country MaKailne. '
Father (examining his son's expense account nt college):
"YoungJ,,man, what do you mean by charging up half;, a
dozen botties-'of whisky,, to 'wearing apparel during last
term'?" -.
Sonr "Oh, that's all right I used that stuff for night
'caps "
' Why Xot Thirty Ce'ntaT
Chicago Record-Herald.
A New York lady who sued for 25,000 for breach of
promise .ttasjbcen awarded damages in the .sum of' 6 cents.
That ought to take the conceit o'uuof the fellow.
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RIUMPHAT, arch, that tnTst the sky
When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
To teach mo what thou art
Still seem, as to my childhood's sight,
( A mldwny station given
Tor happy spirits to alight
Betwixt the earth and heaven.
Can all that optics teach, unfold
Thy form to please me so,
A3 when I dreamt of game and gold
Hid In thy radiant bow?
When Science from Croatlors face
Enchantment's veil withdraws.
What lovely visions jlcld their place
To cold material laws!
And jet, fair bow, no fabling dreams.
But words of the Most High,
Hive told why first thy robe of beams
Was woven In the sky.
When o'er the green undeluged earth
Heaven's covenant thou dld'st shine.
How came the world's gray fathers forth
To watch thy sacred sign!
And when Its yellow lustre smiled
O'er mountains yet untrod,
Each mother held aloft her child
To bless tho bow of God.
Methlnks, thy Jubilee to keep,
Tho first-made anthem rang
On earth delivered from the deep.
And the first poet sang.
s . As fresh In yon horizon dark.
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Nor ever shall the Muse's eje
Unraptured greet thy beam;
Theme of primeval prophecy.
Be still the prophet's theme.
The earth to thee her Incense jlelds.
The lark thy welcome sings, "
When glittering In the freshened fields
The snowy mushroom springs.
How glorious Is thy girdle, cast
'O'er mountain, tower and tewn.
Or mirrored In tho ocean vast,
. A thousand fathoms downl
JAs young thy beauties seem.
As when the eagle from the ark
i First sported in thy beam:
For, faithful to Its sacred page.
Heaven still rebuilds thy span.
Nor lets the typo grow pale with age
That first spoke peace to man.
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Mrs Joseph Chimfcer3 will receive on
Tuesday af.terr.oon, November IS. for ter
daughter, Ml-S chambers. Mrs. Willi Pow
ell will assist.
On Mondav afternoon Mrs. Edward Gard
ner Tutt, No. 3711 Washington 1-ouhvard.
entertained for Mrs Slocum, wlfo of Major
SlocLm. U. S. A., who has returned to her
od home this sea.on. Mrs. Slouim wa-
Miss Luna Garrkon and a belle several
jears ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiibrt P. Taussig havo
Issued invitations for the marriage of their
daughter. Gladys, to Mr. Benjamin S.muel
Lang en Tuesday evening. November 23. at
the West Preshv t-ri.,n fh, ,-.., irn,m..
and Miple av enues At home after January
I at No. o!C3 Wst Cabanne place.
Mrs. Francis Beauregard Aglar and Mlsa
. ufl' h,,vo sent out cards for a. ball' at
Wahler-s on Tuesday, November 23. to in
troduce their sister, Miss Ruth Slattcry.
Mrs Brjce Gray cf New York t also an
honoree of the event.
VnIrnJ"rCns.'n- lter of WenLzville.
Mo . and Mrs. Mary Goodfellow Forster will
be married to-day at tho home of tto
brides mother. Mre Mary G. Goodfel'ow.
CALDWELt-PAItK!. 3IAimrAGC
Ceremony to Take Place Thin Kven-
luir at the nridc'B Home.
MIss Anna R. Parks, dantrht,,,. r -r
Anna E. and the late Reverend William H
Parks, will be married to Tillman R. Cald-
x-n ,-En,??m' TeT" " the brld0'9 home.
No. 1007 Walton avenue, this evening, at 6
o'clock.
The Reverend Doctor R. A. Farris will
officiate, assisted by tho Reverend J. F
Cannon of the drand Avenue Presbyterian.
Church. The bride will be attended by bar
sisters, the Misses Lillian and Roberta
Parks. Arthur Wjlie will be Mr. Caldwell's
best man. The brldo's brother-in-law, H.
P. Gallaher, will give her away. Mrs. R,
EWoodson will play the wedding march.
Only the Immediate relatives and a few
close friends have been Invited. After the
ceremonj- pupper will be served and the
bridal couple will depart for Bonham, Tex.
The bride's gown is of white etamlne over
silk, trimmed with cream applique and nar
row bands of satin. The flounces are tucked
large and have applique.
ACTRESS WOULDN'T STAND PATV
Mrs. Patrick Gampbell Caused Ab
breviated Sign to Be Kemored.
KEFL'BIJC STTfTAT.
Boston, Mass, Nov. 11. Mrs, Patriclc
Campbell will not consent to any abbre
viations. "What does this meaiiT" sha demanded
excitedly through the box-office window of
the Colonial Theater to-night, after nishlmr
In from the street, where an electric Eight
blazed forth, "Mrs. Pat Campbell."
It was explained that there was not loom
enough on the sign and "Patrick" had to
be abbreviated, but sho insisted that he?'
name was not "Mrs. Pat," and added:
"Unless It Is taken down I will not ap
pear."
.The nnaio was taken: down and the per-,
formanca was given.
War Asnlnst Boll WcotU. ,
REPUBL.IC SrECIAU
Dallas. Tex.. Nov. 11. H. D. IJndaler. Ml
H. Mahana. T. P. Barry. G. R. Holloway
and Fred B. Jones havo been appointed to
represent the Dallas Commercial Club In the
movement to protect North and Central
Texas from the boll weevil. They will dis
tribute information prepared by Professor
Malley-of the State Agricultural and Me
chanical College. !
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IIILHII-llIl. lUUIdHUU i
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
F-om Tha Republic. November 13. U77.
The Mullanphy Board abolished tha
Immigrant homo at Fourteenth and
Mullanphy streets, the need for which
had passed. Doctor Frederick Hill
reported that the city would leaso
the building for school purposes.
Isaao I Garrison resigned as presi
dent of tho Mullanphy Board and
was succeeded by David Murphy.
Fred J. Meyer's plgstye was robbel
and the mounted police or the Fifth
District notified. They found a clew
to the thief and began a chase after
several well-bred hogs.
Mrs. Antonla Ebredcr sacrlfcd
$1,000 In her ilrst husband's estato
by marrying again. Sho became tho
wife of Louis E. Conrad.
Nat Goodwin and Eliza Weather3by
left the "Evangeline" company, Rich
ard Golden succeeded Goodwin..
F- S- Chanfrau presented a comedy
called "Sam" nt the Olympic Thea
ter. The Caledonian Socletj- met at tho
Mercantile Llbrarj' and elected tho
following omcers: George Bain. E.
M. Joel, William D. Shanks. Gonrgo
Cousland, James W. Brown. Nell
Stewart. R. N. Brodlo and Doctor J.
P. Bryson. Arrangements were mode
to celebrate St. Andrew'3 Daj-, No
vember 30,
Tho Reverend Doctor Ross C.
Houghton lectured at tho Union m!
Et Church on "Science and Revela
tion." Fanny Davenport presented
"Piquo" nt De Bar's Opera House.
John W. Polk, doorkeeper of tho
House of Representatives, returned
from Wnshlngtcn. D. C.
A petition wax presented by citizens
to Judge Gottschalk to have the
Gas Company receiver reduco the
price of gas from J2.S0 to $1.73 a thou
sand cubic feet.
Louis Nolte. member of (he House
of Delegates, accused two men of
stealing a sack of cornmcal from
him.
Special promotions of pupils in tha
High -School, tho following-beta; ad
' vanced a grade: Maggie J. Jones. W.
A- Hancock. Ullle Copeland, Ruth
s Danlels,-Mary Rosenbnuht, Alma H.
s Smith, Charles M; Curtman and'WIl
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