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THE REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 25, 1903.
h - a ' THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGB KNAPP & CO. Claries W.,Knapp, President and General Manager. George L. Alien. Vice President. TV. B. Cart. Secretary- Ofllce: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. fREPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: OAIL.T AND SUNDAY-SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. On? year W.OO Six months 3- Three months 1-50 .".ny three days, except Sunday one year 3-00 Sunday, with Magazine "00 Special JIall Edition, Sunday 1- Sunday Magazine 1--!3 BV CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, daily only 6 cents Per week, daily and Sunday u cents TWICE-A-WEEIC ISSUE, Published Monday and Thursday one year 51.00 Remit by bank draft, express money order or regis tered letter. Address: TUB REPUBLIC. St. Louis. Mo. ET-ReJectcd communications cannot bo returned under any circumstances. Entered in' the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo., as second class matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. 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Copies 1 ll!3.S:tl 17 lOO.THI S 1(12.1 SO IS (Snnriny) 10T.OSO n 103.7rl) Itt 0D.7B0 4 (Sunday) 10.2:il 211 f)t.3(i( f! 102.500 21 101.730 O 102.S40 22 103,(110 7 10C2I10 23 101.000 8 102.011) 2. 101,220 U 102.210 25 (Snniloy) lOMMMI 10 1H2.000 20 1O1.100 J.I (Sunday) 107JSOO 27 103.S3O i2 100.SI10 2S 101.210 .13 lOl.llO 20 102,020 J.4 .102,270 30 101,030 10 100,820 31 102,100 10 WU.8SO Total for the month 3,191,320 Less all copies spoiled In Drlntlng. left over or filed CIMOS Net number distributed 3,121.015 Average dally distribution 100,707 And said TV. B. Carr further says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of October was 7.63 per cent. TV. B. CARR. Sworn to and subscribed before me this first day of November. J. F- FARISH. Notary Public City of St. Louis, Mo. My terra expires April 15. 1S05- - WORLD'S 1904- -FAIR TVELL'S AXD SIMOX. , "When elinrjies weie first made that organized graftiiiK bail lieen discovered in eleemosynary in stitutions, Mayor Wells nnd Health Commissioner -Simon were blamed for Imvinjr retained in olliee certain employes of the last Republican administra liou. But developments show that these employes were retained, not in recosuitlon of extraordinary service, but in order to keep them under surveillance and' obtain evidence for exposing illicit trans-actions. The employes who are charged with having par ticipated In these transactions are Republicans, who served under the last Republican administration. Before Mayor Wells was elected, similar charges were made apt lust some of those employes. About :i year ago Mayor Wells became suspicious that the city was losing money in the supplies furnished to eleemosynary Institutions, and his suspicions were further aroused, by anonymous letters containing in formation to the same effect. Mayor Wells engaged detectives, at his own ex pense, and had some of the employes watched. Later he had regular city detectives put on their trail. The Information obtained sntlsned him that his suspi cions were justilled, but It was not sufficient for ad ministering justice. Several months ago the Mayor appointed Doctor John II. Simon as Health Com missioner, and. relating the results of the investiga tion, advised Doctor Simon to dismiss the suspected employes. Doctor Simon recommended that the employes be retained and be kept under surveillance, with the object' of exposing their work and bringing them into court. The suggestion was acceptable to the Mayor, as it offered an opportunity to shed light on a method of grafting and. while thus preventing fur ther wrongdoings, also save the city n larg amount In the cost'of supplies. The results attained by Special Policeman Rich ard r. Duniey in conducting the investigation, un der the direction of Health Commissioner Simon. add greatly to the credit due the Wells administra tion In rendering practical good government, in ex posing malpractices and corruption which had be come common in St. Ixmis and instituting real re form. The charges are not yet proved, as the expos ures have just been made, but the good work has already produced impressive moral effects. The citizens may well be proud of the pcrfonn anccs of Mayor Wells. From the start and up to the present time he has insisted upon the faithful man agement of public business, in all departments, by the code of honor. Persistently adhering to this pol icy, he has put municipal affairs on a high standard. Good government has been more than a duty in his estimation. He has provided good government from a regard for right and from pride and interest in the city. Here Is a Mayor who has used funds from his private purse for employing inspectors on work on public buildings, for entertaining guests of the city, for employing detectives to watch suspected subor dinates in different departments, and in defraying ' expenses for other work of a public nature; He has dealt harshly with public servants who have not recognized duty in accordance with his patriotic ideas of practical good government. He has re quired good service, perfect system and efficient management in all departments, with the result -jthat permanent benefits are acquired through greater economy. As for Doctor Simon, it should be said that he is revolutionizing the Health Department His per severance in maintaining" surveillance for months over suspected employes in order to expose or ganized corruption and prosecute offenders, If evi dence might be procured, denotes that he is well qualified to direct tho Health Department success fully. He has demonstrated to the employes of his department that he expects strict-fulfillment of duty. At every opportunity, the Wells administration Is proving its right to the reputation of being thor- Mihly .loyal' to the best principles and fully capable of establishing the best of municipal conditions. True to the city and steadfast to Its reform policy, the administration is achieving genuine moral and material advancement. e A " PEACE STILL REIGNS. As set forth In Its by-laws, the object of the as sociation of county Republican chairmen and sec retaries which met Monday at Clayton is to promote tho interests of the party by "the maintenance of unity and harmony." When the association llrst met, several weeks ago, there were as many as four teen of the huiidred-and-fourteen counties represent ed. Tuesday thirteen counties were represented; a failing off of one. With peace growing in tills well defined ratio, it will soon brood o'er the hushed do main of the entire hundrcd-and-fourteen counties. By far the most interesting feature of Monday's meeting was Honorable M. W. (Justin's oft-repeated attempt lo introduce a resolution binding the mem bers not to mix Jit pie-counter controversies. To the casual observer it may seem that the resolution was supererogatory but the Honorable M. TV. will have Ills little joke. The members, however, resented his humor and side-tracked his resolution. People don't like to be reminded, even in jest, of their utter lti eonsequentiality. And, besides, what's the use of going on record? Mightn't there come a time some day when these men would lie able to cut some Ice, or some pie. as the case might beV It's one tiling to promote the interests of party by talking alMiut the "maintenance of unity and har mony." but it's quite another to abjure forever the perquisitles of victory in factional lights. There's a vast difference between ideals and pie-deals. And while these things were transpiring at Clay ton there were other peace measures being enacted right here in the big metropolis. Over at the Mis souri Athletic Club, where but a few hours before the pugilists had lteen slugging eaeli other all over the arena, great Republican chiefs were hugging offenders and forgiving offenses at least so the news was given out; nothing was said about stran-gle-holds being employed in the hugging. Such men as General (Jeorge II. Shields, Charles Xagel, Louis Aloe and John A. Talty, representing their respec tive organizations, got together; but no decisions were announced. All together, it was a great day for the opposition party of Missouri. Peace is exceedingly excellent. There are two kinds. One is the kind that has its cankers, which lead to eruptions. Tlds variety hath her victories no less than war; and, indeed. It is a little difficult to distinguish it from war. But of such is the peace which characterizes Missouri Republican politics. In Missouri we have no Republican warriors they are mere disturbers of the peace; a nice distinction, if you please. Just what is tho object In Missouri Republican circles at present is .not easy to discern. The pie is pretty well distributed, the offices tilled; no consid erable vacancies are in sight. There is no hope ot carrying an election of any sort, unless, of course, the Gloln: be permitted to prescribe the weather and count the returns. Therefore, wherefore so much peace? Why so many liurryings and scurryiugs, alarums and retreats, meetings and embracings. conferences and resolutions, arbitrations and pow wows, kuifo-sharpenincs and hatchet distributions? Surely it is a peace which passeth all understand ing. Can It bo that it is the peace in which men prepare for war? But as one realizes the situation the reflection is borne In upon one. What's the use? To le sure, Missouri would welcome an intelligent xo-ordiuatlon of Republican powers. The bringing of Order out of the chaotic, not to say truculent, peace which now prevails would result in benefits Incalcu lable. Genuinely "practical" politics would mean Hie substitution of a beneficial opposition for the mere impotence nnd meauinglessness of the minority; It would mean clothing the Federal sen-ice In Mis souri with its proper character and respect, elevat ing officialism to its right status and removing It from the contentions and demoralizations which de grade functions, directly interfere with public wel fare and tend to reflect discreditably upon Missouri. COLOMBIAX XEGOTIATIOXS. The Republic of Colombia has dispatched an ex tensive corps of diplomats, including one warrior, to the United States for the indefinite purpose of "ne gotiating." What there is ts negotiate, it Is a, little difficult to perceive. General Reyes, the warrior, is the special com missioner from Bogota. He is well on his way here now. The various expressions concerning the situ ation coining from him through press cablegrams, and from President Marroquin, are characterized by an overcourteous tone with a threat In the back ground. General Reyes has declared his high re gard for the United States, litis tendered his thanks through Admiral Coghlau for ills gracious treat ment at Colon, but has hinted that, unless this Gov ernment lucks down from Its present stand with re lation to the isthmus, it will be facing "another Boer War." President Marroquin has told of his absolute confidence in the integrity of this nation and his belief that the United States never will be guilty of trampling under foot a weaker Republic. Up to date, Colombian words have had a startling resemblance to what we brusquely term "hot air." Some jokers have gone so far as to express an opin ion that these tropical statesmen are using palaver as a kind of cover for a deeper plan of starting a counter "revolution" here in the United States by working with the anti-Panama influences to defeat the Ha,v-Varil!a treaty in the Senate. It is far more likely, however, that the most Colombia's emissaries expect to secure is an agreement to force Panama to assume n share of Colombia's immense 'debt. That plea is reasonable; Panama should carry its share of its former national obligation. As to the larger scheme which General Reyes is re ported to have In hand, to annex the entire Repub lic of Colombia to the new Republic of Panama, that has no charms for this Government. We may assume a direct protectorate over Panama, hut want none of Colombia's boundary squabbles with Brazil and A'enezuela. A SWELL THE BATTLESHIP FUXD. The attention of the people of Missouri is once more called to the necessity of presenting to the newest and best battleship in the Xavy a gift ex pressive of their patriotic interest. In clubs, in various other social and business or ganizations of St. Louis, collections have been or are to be made. The total for this city is rapidly mounting. Little doubt remains that the maximum figures set by the committee for St. Louis, ?5,000, will be reached. There are 114 counties in Missouri and prosper ous communities in nearly every county. The State is celebrated for the wealth of its resources and, whatever outside critics may say about Missouri's shortcomings, there never has been Intimation of a lack of sentiment, of patriotic enthusiasm. It Is now time that the State bestir Itself, if only for the very commonplace purpose of keeping' up appearances. The best fighting craft afloat has been named after this Commonwealth, and it de volves upon the people of Missouri to confer upon the ship, something that will associate the war ves sel and the State in more than mime. And it de volves upon Missouri not to be outdone by, other States which under like circumstances have come forward promptly In the past. Each town of 3,000 or over should raise Its ?30 or more, each county should be represented by that sum. The local subscriptions would be best collected through the Mayors, couuty officers or newspaper ed itors. Such subscriptions, if sent to George II. Mor gan, secretary of the St. Louis Merchants' Ex change, or to Tlie Republic, will be promptly ac knowledged and credited In the news columns of The Republic. There is only one time letter than to-morrow to subscribe to a fuud of tills kind, and that is to-day this minute. THE TRUE XOTE. With the municipal election more than three months distant, the Pittsburg Post is advising the people to govern their opinions and inclinations by the persuasions of patriotism. "Pittsburg," says the Tost, "Is the only issue Involved, nnd to that our llrst duty and concern tire firmly fixed, and could not be otherwise." Further it says: "There Is no more politics In the election of Couucllmen In Pittsburg this spring thau In the most remote issue that may be presented." It is gratifying to note the progress in the prin cipal cities toward separating extraneous issues from municipal affairs. Wherever municipal elec tions do not conflict with national and State politics, the line of merit is more clearly drawn and the contests are fought on a platform of civic better ment. Party differences exist, sometimes with dis advantage to the cause, but It Is noticeable that, when the progressive element of citizenship is ac tive, the party nominations rise to a higher stand ard aud the prospect of good government is made almost certain. Tlie energy of good citizenship has been exerted nowhere except with benefit. Parties are compelled to select capable candidates. The power of the po litical bosses is made subservient to tlie popular will. Favor goes to the respectable element, and henchmen, in the hope of retaining at least a part of their Influence, try to unite with the probable victors. Thus, every effort in behalf of advance ment, though for the time It be a vain effort, fixes new ideas aud elevates the status of municipal gov ernment. War on corrupt political lwsses nnd tho repre sentatives of private corporations ought not to be restricted to an Independent movement. It should be carried Into tho parties. The independent organ izations will not last, as they are institutions estab lished on a tide of enthusiasm, but the party organ izations will endure. If the respectable element can direct the parties In making nominations, tlie per manent organizations are Improved. The Pittsburg Post strikes the right note in de claring that the one Issue in Pittsburg is Pittsburg. This is tlie cry that has accomplished good govern ment in St. Louis and other cities. In recent years It has been heard frequently, and always with good result. It is a battle cry that should be effective In every municipal election. 1. All Is not effete in the East. In tlie celebration of the thirty years of Colonel Charles II. Taylor's ed itorship tlie Boston Globe had a jubilee week in It self an original and striking idea. Tlie special ar ticles of the various issues were of unusual value. One will give food for thought in the West. In the thirty years, the article states, the savings deiiosits of Xew England have grown from $382,000,000 to $1,000,000,000. The population has increased from 3. OH.703 to ii,t)S8,(iS4. Tlie West hardly realizes .that the Northeast has so developed Its population, but will be still more impressed aud instructed by the much greater increase in wealth among the masses. Senator Morgan nlleges that President Roosevelt was informed of the Panama revolution before it was started. He was informed of tlie Beirut mur der also before it was started. But then foresight is what makes great statesmen. With a new hotel formally opening every week or two St. Louis Is assuring its World's Fair guests of hospitable treatment. There will be no need of accommodations in box-car valley. Seven cities warred for the honor of burying Homer, and seven others are striving for the Re publican National Convention for the purpose of burying whom? They are having a real revolution down In Santo Domingo, hut Uncle Sam frowns upon such things and turns his face away townrd Panama. . Xowtho employers will form a union and have walking delegates nnd other luxuries. -Maybe they will strike to raise their own pay. It remains to be seen whether there Is any con nection between Kraft aud graft, and Matt and meat. &. RECENT COMMENT. Some Georirln Philosophy. Atlanta Constitution. De weather will soon be cold enough fcr Charity he never will take exercise cnoush ter git warm. Even ef we freeze dls winter, it's consol.itlon know dar's a hot hereafter waltln' fer somo er us. We kin only live one day at a time In dis wort' ter a po" man ever" day seems ter be two years en a half. Some er us spends half a life time waltln' fer prcs perlty, w'en we could er had It by des worjtln" fer it ore year. but ter but linn Enough to Pay the Rent. Baltimore Sun. The Standard Oil Company's dividend this year will be only 44 per cent, as against 43 per cent In 1902. There are excellent reasons for the belief, however, that the great nnd good man at the head of this trust will not suffer the pangs of poverty because of a 1 per cent re duction In his Income this year. It'sj Colli KnotiKh Now. Boston Globe. The melancholy days are come. The saddest of the year; It's a little too warm for whisky. And a little too cold for beer. Holly! Chicago Tribune. Our Canadian cousins are threatening to boycott the St. Douls World's Fair next year. If they do this the only result will be that they will miss the greatest show on earth. (St Louis papers please give us a long credit mark.) An Exclusive. Saturday Evening Post. Thomas Bailey Aldrlch. the author. Is an exclusive man, who makes few friends. One day Mark Twain sent him a book and wrote on the fly leaf: "To Thomas Bailey Aldrich, from his only frlend, Mark Twain." A Good Enough Renaon, Atlanta Constitution. If we thought our unprecedented national prosperity was responsible for the rapid multiplication of the myriad brands of breakfast foods but, s-s-h! 'tis a treasonable thought "Perniciously Active."' Pittsburg Gazette. While the cold wave is seasonable i it Is perniciously active for a beginner. MORNING CHORAL CLUB ADMITS NEW MEMBERS AT RECITAL. MISS IRENE WALKER. Yesterday admitted to active memlicrslilp in the Morning Choral. Miss Walker is the (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Walker nnd a debutante. At tho close of the usual weekly re hearsal of Hip Morning Choral Club yes terday morning a recital was enjoyed by all members, active and associate, each of whom brought guests. The Odeori recital hall was filled with an Interested audience, entirely feminine, who listened to several numbers. Mrs. Catherine TVIslmrt, soprano, sang two ballads and the Wagnerian "Elsa's Dream." from "Lohengrin." Mrs. Kriegs habor played a group of piano numbers, a Mcndelswihn "Scherzo," the Mendelssohn Liszt ararngement of "On Song's Bright I'lnlons." and a brilliant scherzo by Ernest Kroeser. She was warmly ap plauded. ' Mrs. TV. F. Cochran, contralto, gave three ballads, and there were two num bers by a quartet composed of Mmes. Barnett, Bartlett. Ives and McCandlesa. "Old Folks at Home," delightfully har monized by Root and sung by thepe ladies, was especially pleasing to the audience. Several new members were admitted to activity in the club work, the last Install ment to lie taken during tlie present sea son. Miss Irene Clara Walker was one of the fortunate candidates. She possesses a fresh and sweet soprano voice and will be an addition to the Morning Chorul. Mrs. Robert Rellly announces the en snuement ot her liaughfr. Florida, to .Reginald Palmer of Dunbar, Pa. THANKSGIVING OUTING. Mr. and Mrs. Droste have invited the C. M. Club, of which their daughter. Miss Luella. is a member, to spend Thanks giving Day at their country residence at Mount Olive, HI. A large wagon will be waiting for them upon their arrival at the station early to-morrow morning to convey- them to the farm, and they will then be prepared to have a general good time. The plan? for the day are numer ous. Among them Is a nutting party the early part of the day. and for the even ing Mr. and Mrs. Droste have arranged for the party to participate in a regular old-time barn danco. where the boys and girls a ill be attired In old fashioned costumes. The party will leave Mount Olive over the same route by which they came. The following will be included In the entertainment: Esther WuUle, Krna Reich. IXher Schwarz. Mnry Wfetenuus, Ida Mueller, Messieurs Milton Hull. Umers'nn Vulmas. Fanny RIchter. Elennre Dlnceryon. Luella DroMe. Mathllde Wullle. Robert Smllt. Delbert B-.irdctte. Jams Sanderson. Percival Stephens. Ralph I'aulev. Howard Verlnk, Ummet Kargeo, SHIRT-WAIST PARTY. The Misses Percle and Ladle Fenlon gave a shirt-waist party to friends last Frldav evening at their home. No. 140S CrunviUn vlaee. Dancing was enjoyed until a late hour, whnn refreshments were served. Among tnose present were M fyefi l. na Marsh. Gertrude I.lnccln, Ida WasiTfaU. Blanche ICellerman, ntrfl Kltkpatrlck, MesMf urp W. W. O-cll. C R. llenham. M. W. Powel. J. Kellerrnan. I Shrllmn. Messieurs and Mesdames Fern Cecil. Norma Chandler, Dixie Whaley. IJzzle Little. H Shrump. H. K. Wright, Franz Kreyer, B. H. Cecil. O. M. Ftnton. (itis Shank. Kellerrnan. TV. F. Fenton, I. N. Marsh. Wasserfall. CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT. The Fleur-de-Lls Children's Pleasure Club gave their president. Miss Lillian Glover, a surprise birthday and donkey party at her homo. No. 4510 North Nine teenth street. Ian Saturday evening. The girls rang bells and the boys blew horns. Prizes were won by Stella Smith, Inis Parker. Florence Wagner. Celeste Slain. Annie Doepke. Lester Houghtlin, David Houghtlin, Arthur Klefer and Har ry Wagner. Those present were: Misses- Florence mover, Cele?t? Slain. Ini Parker. GeorKfa Walts, Annie Dorpke. Hilda llauer. Alfred Herr. Harry Wagner. Uecrne Wacner. Arthur Wagner. Ruth Hroermann. Minnie Crarrer. JIaiel Kurtz. Stella Smith. Florence Wajner, Omt Glover, Kiefer, David Houxhtlln. Lerter Ho'iRhtlln. John llauer. Dick Melnze. BIRTHDAY PARTY. An enjoyable fvenlng was spent at a birthday party given in honor of the birth day of Charles Stcck. at his home. No. 3134 Morgan Ford road on Monday. The even ing was spent in dancing and playing ames. some piano pnios were renaerea by Miss Fitters and Miss Meyer. guests were: Mioses Anna Schuermann. Kllza Meyer. JdaGeli-btrKer, Lucy Meyer. Kmma Steck. Kannte Zerther. Messieurs (.harlle Steck. George Scheurmann, John I'auch. (Mrl Grimm. Gtoree Kln.lell. Martin Barters, The Nellie Merer. Ilnlda I'ltterx. Kittle Steck. Clara I'aucli. Folly Thompson. George Oberfeld. Roy Woodroutt. John Klndell. William Reese. George Steck, Jr., lMward Kllest. MISS LANGENBERG SURPRISED. Miss Flora Langenberg ot No. 2924 Dick son street was surprised by her friends on last Friday evening in honor of her eighteenth birthday. Dancing and sing ing were the features of the evening. Vocal selections were rendered by Mepsrs. John Gore. Frank Fischer and Abraham Brown. A dainty supper was served at midnight. Those present were: Misses Anna Ware. Kllrabrth Gore. IjiIu Wulfr. Jan Sullivan. Aivlre Gundelflnger. Theresa Kaltentach, Flora I-ingenherr. Winegart. POEMS WORTH KNOWING. A MOKE ANCIENT MARIXEH. BY BLISS CARMAN. William Hlls Carman was born In Frederlcton, New Brunswick, in 1SG1. and la n graduate ot the rnlversity of New Brunswick. He Uvea In New York. He has been editorially con reeled with periodicals, Including the New York Independent and the Chaphook of Chicago. He frequently contributes to the magazines and has published several tmoks. His "Song From Vngabondla," In which he collaborated with Richard Hovej-, have a distinct beauty and charm. The following Is an extract: HE swarthy bee is a buccaneer, A burly velveted rover. Who loves tlie booming wind in his car As he sails tho seas of clover. A waif of the goblin pirate crew. With not a soul to deplore him. He steers for the open verge of blue. With the filmy world before him. His flimsy sails abroad on the wind Are shivered with fairy thunder: On a line that sings to the light of his wings He makes for the lands of wonder. -- -it- He harries the ports of the Hollyhocks, And levies on poor Sweetbrler; He drinks the whitest wine of Phlox, And tile Hose is his desire. He hangs in the willows a night nnd a day; He rifles the buckwheat patches; Then battens his store of pelf galore Under the tautest hatches. He woos the Poppy and weds the Peach, Inveigles Daffodilly, And then like a tramp abandons each For the gorgeous Canada Lily. There's not a soul In the garden world But wishes the day was shorter. When Mariner B. puts out to sea With the wind In the proper quarter. Or. so they say! But I have my doubts; For the flowers are only hunian. And the valor and gold of a-vagrant bold Were always dear to woman. He never could see the Rule of Three, But he knows a rule of thumb Better than Euclid's, better than yours. Or the teacher's yet to come. He knows the smell of the hydromel As If two and two were Ave; And hides it away for a year and a day In his own hexagonal hive. Out in the day, haphazard, alone, Booms the old vagrant hummer. With only his whim to pilot him Through the splendid vast of summer. He drones along with his rough sea song And tho throat of a salty tar. Tills devil-may-care, till he makes his lair By the light of a yellow star. He looks like a gentleman, lives like a lord. And works like a Trojan hero; Then loafs nil winter upon his hoard, With the mercury at zero. Clara Wulff, Meseieurs Luuls Kaltenbach. Abraham Brown. lyub rarrelK Richard Taylor. May Johnson. Arthur Schrtnef, Lovlii Painter. John Goto. Frank Fischer. Gertrude Pohle, Viola Pohle. Florence Kem. William Lemrnert Freddie Ko-hTtr. Letter !3o4.htir. FBIEKD3 SURPRISE COUPLE. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boehler of No. 2X3 Ohio avenue were surprised by n party last Sunday. The evening was pleasantly spent In music, declamation, canlplayinij and solos by Fred Otto. Tho3e pre3;r.t were: Messieurs nnd Mesdarjcca . Tied Bushier. Wlillajn Kerru Jullu Pohl- M1SS I" Anno Ti...n.a. fT..r,tr1 T-it.T. Othella Lnmmert, May Wallac. Anna Thlen. Meleurt William Polile. Fred otto. Conmd BuchhoM. rM nievens. ELLINGTON-SANIIEY. Olln F. Ellington of Atlanta. Ga., an3 Jliss Alice Williams Sankcy of Salem. Mo., will be married at 7 o"c!ock this morning at the home of Mils SJnkey's sister. Mrs. Fred J. Hartlg. of No. 3J30 Glasgow avenue. This Is the culmination of a courtship which began In Mexico in the summer oi 1902. when Ellington and Miss Sankey, with a party of tourists, were exploring; ruins and watching bull fights and buylnif opals of the natives. Afler the return to the States. Ellington, went to his borne in Atlanta. Tlie Christ mas following business brtusht hira North. They will leave after the we Ming for ai tour of the South and West, af:er which, they will be at home in Atlanta. Mr. Ellington Is chief clerk of the trans portation department of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad. PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs. Lawrence Funk of Bloomlngton. III.. Is spending the weelc with her sister, Mrs. Albert Webb, of Lindell boulevard, Mrs. Funk was Miss Grace Clarkson. Mr. Funk will arrive for Thanksgiving. The Afternoon Etude met at the homo of Mrs. George De Steabicr. No. 63H Hancock avenue, on Thursday for thi study of Brahms and Weber. An hour was devoted to tlie study of harmony, M. de Montamal of Paris. France, architect for the French building at tho World's Fair, is stopping at Hotel Beers, Doctor ar.d Mrs. Bransford Lewis hava issued cards announcing the marriage ot their sister. Flora May Janes, to Doctoa Ex-erett A. Wood of Sedalia, on Monday, November 23. at St. Louis. At home after January 15, No. 709 West Fifth street, Ser dalia. Mo. Mrs. George Goddard received yesterdajf afternoon at her residence In Lucas avo nue. She was assisted by her daughters Miss Julia Reynolds gave the seconrj debutante luncheon of the week yesterday afternoon at the Reynolds residence la West Pine boulevard. Sixteen girls went, Invited. The Ten O'clock Muslcalo will raeetrft). the home of Misa Ros L. Pfelffer, No 4S0S Berlin avenue, this morning. Invitations have been Issued by Mr. antj Mrs. John Knapp of Spring Park for thq wedding of their daughter. Miss Addla Engel. to Robert J. Taylor, of No. 4224 Pleasant street this afternoon. , Miss Adele M. TVaite of Greenville, TrU is visiting her sister, Mra-'George S. Reid, at Hotel Beers. A Jolly party of friends and relatives u6, tended the twenty-fifth wedding annW versary reception of Mr. and Mrs. TValterj at their residence. No. 132S Hogan street, on last Sunday. The couple received -wltH many presents, among which was a solid silver water set from their son. Edward, The afternoon and evening were spent in singing and dancing. Mr. and Mrs. Waltep led the tirst supper march and Edward Walter and Miss- Mario Gurst led the sec ond, f Miss Ella Durand of No. 2S3S South Thlr . teenth street and Ferdinand M. Classe ot I No. 3310 Missouri avenue were married V yesterday morning at St, Agatha's Cathf I olio Church, of which both bride ana' -'t bridegroom have been members most o their lives. After the ceremony a wedding' breakfast was served at the home of Mr Classe. COAL OIL CASES UP TO-DAYl Crow to Test Constitutionality; oj Law Cutting Down Fees. i republic srnciAL. Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 24. The Fulti instituted by Attorney General CnrsvV asainst Coal OH Inspector William Flyna and former. Inspector R. C. Speed .to re cover excess fees alleged to have been retained by them will come up to-morrow In the Cole County Circuit Court. The proceeding is expected to be a mem test case, and an appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court to settle the constltu tlonailty ot the law. I rinrne-d liy Crinoline Explosion J REPUBLIC SPECIAL. 1, Waco. Tex.. Nov. 24. Mre. Tilda NovtcnVj and Mrs. M. Harris were burned severeljr this afternoon as a result of an exploslort. of a gasoline stove. Mrs. Novlch. who i3i 80 years old. cannot recover. Mrs. Hari ris is not burned so seriously and mart live. Tho elder woman was near the eoM plosion and was Instantly enveloped Inj flames. Mrs. Harris received her injuries trying to save her aged companion. o TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From Tho Republic. Nov. 26, 1S78. The statue of Humboldt, the gift of Henry Shaw, was unveiled at Tower Grove Park, where 10.000 per sons, most of them members of German societies, gathered. Ad dresses were delivered by Carl Ludcklng and W. T. Harris. The Elks gave a reception at Dru ids Hall, Ninth and Market streets, the following being in charge: John J. Collins, Pat Short, John TV. Nor ton and TV. Malmene. On the pro gramme were L. P. Hllliard, Rob ert Buechel. D. Clinton Price, Sparks brothers and Masters Emila and Guido Vogel. Mrs. Lucina Fleming died at tho home of her son-in-law, William N. Belt, No. 2GI1 Cooper street. Her husband was the publisher of tho first newspaper at Kaskaskla. III. The funeral of James H. Tolman took place from No. 1124 Locust street, the pallbearers being Charles F. Vogel, J(hn H. Deems. Will A. Prali, John McKlttrlck, John Goodin. George T. King. Michael TV. Eagcn and William Douglass. Tony Denier and company opened an engagement In "Humpty Dump ty" at tlie Olympic Theater. Among the principal players were Grimaldl (George II. Adams), a noted trick clown; J. C. Franklin. William Eu nice. Miss Ada Boshell, Miss Vic toria North, Phil Heath and Charles Diamond. The Police Reserve Militia ar ranged to give a big entertain ment. The committee Jn charge was composed of R. C. Ludlow, M. F. Funkhouser, H. F. Harrison, Adolphus Meier, Jr.; Frank Obear, David E. Cummln3 and R. E. Parks. A season of Italian opera opened at the Grand Opera-house. In the cast were Clara Louise Kellogg. Annie Louise Cary. Ferrante Ros nati, Pantaleonl, Ferrario, Bart! and a chorus of eighty-live persons. Henry E. Roach's suit to prevent the teaching of German In the pub lic schools was argued before Judge TVIckham. Captain J. R. Macbeth resigned command of the St. Louis Cadets, the company greatly regretting his action. A keg of tcer was stolen from the home of George Schmlttker, No. 3il8 North Fifteenth street, while a surprise party was In progress. K u : H ! 1 - '& fcST- msB EjrVwCj-, jfxAl-.'- t,,"j-Js--'iJrt:i(rf"-- - rt --,- - ', C f --; -; f-V-f-fo feftrj