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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, JANUARY 25. 1904.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP &-CO. Charles W. Knapp, President and General Manager. George L. Allen, Vice President. "W. B. Carr. Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) enlivening character arc among tbe humorous fea tures. In general make-up this number far exceeds any previous edition of the magazine. It is neat, at tractive, satisfying; like the poet's "trim gardens" in which "retired Leisure" takes his pleasure. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. DAILT AND SUNDAY-SEVEN ISSUE3 A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. One year KM Sir month' 3. CO Three months 1.50 Any three days, except Sunday one year 3.0 Sunday, with Magazine 2.00 Special Mail Edition. Sunday i 1.75 Sunday Magazine 1.25 BY CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only 6 cents Per week, dally and Sunday U cents TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE. Published Monday and Thursday one year $1.00 Remit by oank draft, express money order or regis tered letter. Address: THE REPUBLIC. 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Cbt1 I 103 170 2 10B.23O 103.4TSO 4 102,540 S 10S.14O C (Sunday) 1OO.4.10 7 102.040 8 .........103,140 O 102 OBO tO lOfl.lKO 11 102,420 12 ..104,580 13 (Sunday) 11(1,200 14 102.140 IS 102,430 IB 103,040 Total for the month 340,700 Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or filed 78,871 " Ceoles. 17 103,000 18 101,750 IS 103,420 20 (Snndar) 114.680 21 102,000 S3 ! 02560 23 102.120 24 101,689 25 104,170 2G 103,560 27 (SnadJty) 114,300 fl lOlaVOO 2 101,030 30 103,130 31 100,370 Net number distributed 3,101,019 Average dally distribution...... 101,007 And said W. B. Carr farther says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of December was 8.78 per cent. W. B. CARR. Sworn to and subscribed before me this first day of January. x r PARISH. Notary Public. City of St. Louis, Ma Uy term expire April 25, 1905. WORLD'S 190- -. FAIR BETWEEN TWO GIHLS. It isn't true, as Browning thought it was, that any noe may ravage a rose with impunity. Some rows may be ravaged by any nose, but there are other roses purely for the delectation of the discrim inating. And to this class belong the roses we bavt in mind; they are for the elect. They are a girl's.- One is at her breast. The other is caught in Iipt hair, and, being a rich yellow lose, it almost blends wiUi the silken and golden enare which nvikes its londage sweet and gentle. Perhaps the rose even catches color from those sun lit strands. The girl's eyes are clear blue, like the eky which makes a setting for Jeweled suns, and Jier lips are of the sweetest, touched with the tint that nature loved the iiest. sensitive, yet "kin o' smlly." The faint smile of her mouth has some communion with a light of the eyes. But what has oil this to do with the roses? Thus much the roses are as much a part of her and 1. . . . . .... jut niirei juuuk nature as is sue a part or tne en wmble of earth's happiness. She herself is "the queen rose of the robebud garden of girls," which is. saying a good deal, considering that there are Gibson girls, Flagg girls, Christy' girls, Hutt girls and a whole bevy of glorious girllshness in the gar den. She a Florence England Nosewortby girl, and, considered as a rose, is altogether noseworthy. But, as we said before, it isn't every nose that is worthy of a rose; however noseworthy the rose may be, not every nose is roseworthy. Tills rose i Intended for the elect subscribers or The Sunday Republic, to whom the new magazine Is addressed. She adorns the front cover. There is also a girl on the back cover, but she serves a both useful and ornamental purpose and is not entered solely in the Interests of art.k Between these two gir's lies an immense field of interest During the holidays the N'nwab of Rampur was a notable visitor In New York. Quizzed by the newspaper interviewers as to whether he had come to marry an American heiress, the Sahibzada de clared: "That Is too persona a question. I am a very poor man." lie smiled whimsically and con tinued: "But I don't like heiresses; they are apt to be too Independent. Wealth as an adjunct to woman is often a iwsitlvc detriment." Queer, wasn't It, to hear a titled foreigner talk in this strain? So thought Sigurd Schou, the artist, and for the center double-page of next Sunday's magazine he has made lU exquisite colors n picture of a group of rich women exhibiting a willingness to marry an im pecunious nabob who Is long on scruples and short on commercial Instinct. Schou has, as Is his custom,' dressed the ladles In the newest fashion making the picture an animated fashion plate giving the models life. This clever combination of two Ideas, the Illustration and the fashion design, brings Schou to the fore with an art which is of especial appeal 1o womankind. "End of Her First Season" is a sory of a debuntante here we have another bud and a color picture of her by Phlilips Ward is daintily repro duced. "White Hyacinths" is another entertaining tale, with a lovo interest. Another Installment of John Oxenham's "The Great Adventure" will hold the boys for awhile. And a Filipino tale by Brad ford Daniels will hold the older boys for a brief space. A scholarly article on the "Picture Tongue of the Orient," by Stanhope Sams, editor of "Japan and America," Is illustrated In black-and-white nnd possesses particular Interest at this period. "Odys ecm JlcCleod," by Justus Miles Forman. illustrated by Seymour Stone, is carried forward In this uun . ber. "His Morning Faper," "The Prospector's Luck," "Passing of Poor Dicky Shrike" and "Moth er's Influence" are good short stories by well-known writer. Charles Battell Loomis's laugh-making yarn. ."T3w Luck of Patsy Hogae," and eevertJ verses of HYPHENATED HARMONY. "Has Jolmny got a knife up his sleeve?" This question is slowly creeping in uiiou the intelligence of some St. Louis-Hamilton Club members. Its eig nllicance is revealed by a cursory review of the dual experience of the new dual organization. There were the "humble eighty" and the proud Fonr Hundred in politics. The "humble eighty" were Just "the boys." They made no protensioiw to exalted motives. They wouldn't have recognized a great Republican principle if they had met It coming down the steps of the City Hall. They weren'r up on party history. Some of Hiem doubt less didn't even know that Mr. Itoosevelt was a Re publican. They didn't care who carried Marylund and were Indifferent to victory in Il'inoK The g. o. p. signified nothing to them. But they could tell you something about a Republican primary; have no doubt on that score. "Why Is a Court of Criminal 'correction?" was no riddle to the humble eighty. "Naturaliz.itiou" was a pregnant term. "We got a moon yet. ain't It?" was perfectly intelligible; and they knew, at least by hearsay, the difference between a birthday party and an American birthright. Such high sounding things as American birthrights, by the way, made them tired, and they had very little ii-e for people who talked about them. Consequently they held in more or less contempt the "swell gazebos" who constituted the Four Hundred. Tin e Ward McAllisters and Solar Walkers were utterly impossible from the practical viewpoint of the gang. But the Four Hundred, oddly, did not look upon tbe eighty as being without the pale. So far from looking down upon their humbler and more practical I brethren of the fourscore, the Four Hundred, be tween games of ping pong in the parlor, discussed the utilitarianism of the primary magicians and the ethics Involved in a possible union with them. The utilitarianism of the unregcueratcs i-eemed to stack up pretty well against their own Utopian uscless ness, and a" union with the result-getters promNed jolly well for pie, -which is a deuccdiy important desideratum; in fact, almost a sine qua nou. So the Four Hundred cut out the ethical considera tions, and union finally resulted. But what motives, ask you, could bring the brave little four-score to come into the fold of the Four Hundred? History must be left to answer the ques tion in its own way. As bearing upon the probable answer, however, certain facts may be considered, among them these: It cropped out at a meeting of the Four Hundred several weeks ago, when they were discussing the contemplated union, that a sophist arose and pointed to the fact that Johnny Owen, Esquire, had in a remarkably ehort time made himself pretty much the main squeeze in the little four-score band. UXow,' continued the sophist, "if Johnny can so readily climb into the captaincy and control of those practical politicians, what will he do to us if we take him and thm in with us? Why, he won't do a thing but move around in our large and com modious organization and cinch the whole thlngl" The Solar Walkers paused with their pin-pong rackets In midair to listen to what seemed to be a clincher. They were about to be convinced and to resume the play when a grizzled' and genuine old philosopher arose and exclaimed, "By Cracky, Gentlemen! If Johnny Owen is a click enough poli tician to corral that bunch of eighty, he's the very man we ought to get for our layout we need some body like that!" There was no getting around this proposition. But the interesting fact to be noticed in consider ing the initial question, "Has Johnny got a knife up his sleeve?" Is this: In the old days Johnny was a member of the St. Louis Republican Club itself, and Johnny was rather unceremoniously fired, together with fifteen other members of tbe old Republican City Committee. It took Johnny just about four minutes to start his Hamilton Club; and we have seen that it didn't take the Hamilton Club very long to get strong enough to be harmoniously hyphenated with the other. Does Johnny still bear the old grudge? Has Johnny got a knife up his sleeve? , owned railway Is being tried in Toronto, Canada. The company has a twenty-year lease, with the privilege of renewal every ten years If the service is satisfactory. The company pays $800 a year for every mile of single track, and a percentage every year on receipts from all sources. On receipts ag gregating $1,000,000 8 per cent is paid. 10 per cent on 1,MO,000, and so on. Transfers are given. Spe cial rates of fare are given to workingmen and school cliildren during certain hours. The city may order objectionable cars out of commission. This system is thought by many municipalities to be the best. - NEW MUSIC AND MUCH GOOD FUN IN "THE SILVER SLIPPER." RISKS HIS LIBERTY TO SEE CHILD WED, GRIP WEATHER. It i needless to impress upon the public that the fellow who evades "la grippe" enjoys life to a much more marked degree these late-winter months than the chap who is all aches and shivers. The grip nas a way of setting the spinal cord a-quiver, of fastening a leaden incubus at the back of the head and of causing one to feel aliout a century old in the bones .-eusations which cannot by the wildest stretch of the imagination be termed enjoyable. And this is grip weather. One day it blows raw and chilly. Then comes rain, then snow, then zero, then a thaw, then more of the merely "muggy" brand of atmosphere. "No, it's not cold," say we often; "we don't need an overcoat." But the germs, to which alone such mercurial changes are occasion for delight, forage about iqwn their still hunt, looking for just the fel lows who take chances in grip weather. These peculiarly vicious bacilli, the doctors tell us. are campaigning at a lively pace, searching for an invit ing throat or pair of lungs, there to abide and feast. The mere fact of the germs and the grip should be no reason for panic. The man or woman who in terror of sickness rushes madly into use of all manner of alleged preventives offers special at tractions to the germs. To live in constant dread of dij.ea.-e means subjection to a disease worse than grip fear. But the citizen who docs not recognize the dangers in the penetrating cold of a raw day, and who fails to exercise the ordinary precautions dictated 13 common sense, Is simply a fooL - jiexas will end a million visitors to the World's Fair, which means that Texas will go in for whole sale education and cosmopolitan culture. A million is a large -part of any State's population, but any State could afford to send a million for the sake of its public mind. It amounts to putting a million inhabitants in touch with modern world-thought. "Scrupulous Conscience" must be a very nice per son indeed, and it seems rather bad grace for his beneficiaries to call him a crank, crazy person, and such things. The latchkey is hanging out for him in houses of the best circles. . . Mr. Roosevelt has apparently "called off" Sena tor Foraker. and Boss Hanna will be left to run things In his own Ohio way. Mr. Roosevelt is against a contest in Ohio; which is better than being up against one. Mr. Cascbeer of Sedalia was described as being perfectly temperate. He might possibly be found in the company of Rootleer, but In any case it Is to be hoped he'll speedily be found. f. f THE ROE1NSON SISTERS. Twin granddaughters of John Robinson, famous old circus proprietor. They have many relatives In St LouN and are atranng- with Mason and Mason at the Grand this week. Hanna sees a great future for the labor unions, but do the labor unions see a great future for Hanna? FRANCHISE LEGISLATION. The various experiments being made with innova tions in franchise legislation ought to demonstrate the practical merits of several methods to regulate the revenue and govern the service. Almost any of the tried methods, including those under which the most evils have sprouted, should be effective if the u(ial principles were rightly and fully enforced. Yet. experience and experiments are simplifying the methods of accentuating the principles so success fully that better laws, safer rules and practices and better results will come. Particular Interest Is taken in the subjects of transportation, lighting and water supply. The su perior benefits of municipal ownership of the water supply plant are so generally recognized that munici pal operation Is universally prevalent. Notable prog ress is lelng made in Installing and operating mu nicipal lighting plants, and wherever progress has been made the advantages of lower rates and greater accommodations have been realized. Toward the municipal supervision of the street railway service, Cldcago and all the cities of Illinois have taken the most imiortant step. The Miller law has conferred upon Illinois municipalities ample authority to own, lease or control railway lines. As an enabling act, this law is probably unsurpassed, if equaled. In confirming municipal authority as to supervision of the service. St Louis has lately gone as far as any city, and, from a practical standpoint, this city is as progressive as any of its rivals In this country. Perhaps Chicago and St. Louis are far In advance in benefiting from experience. Canadian cities are more radical along municipal ownership theories than are the chief American cities, and more even than a few or the large cities of Europe, although municipal ownership is more common across the Atlantic than in America. In the United States railway franchises are granted by special ordinance, which fixes the revenue at a per centage of the gross annual receipts, or the fran chises are disposed of at auction to the higher bid der. There is a marked tendency, however, in fa vor of "appeal referendum" and a decided popular demand for the incorporation of municipal owner ship conditions in all special laws. Few, If any, cities in the United States own and operate the street railway lines, and it is doubtful if any own and lease tbe lines. Many of them hare only little supervision over the service. Some have disposed of franchises at auction. Most have granted franchises on a percentage basis. Some have ar ranged for acquisition of the lines under certain conditions. Which method Is best Is hard to deter mine. It is likely that, with proper conditions as to supervision, one may be as satisfactory as the other. The much-praised system of private operation. Roosevelt has been invited to address the Ken tucky General Assembly. That should be a sport exciting enough for the Rough Rider. A feminine speaker advises against the use of the personal pronoun "I.". How will she ever write a letter to her best lady friend? -. Schwabbing out the Shipbuilding Trust is an ugly and tedious task for the bondholders. RECENT COMMENT. Eastern Vlem- of Democratic Chaaee Harper's Weekly. The Democratic politicians are now taking the cen ter of the stage. Notwithstanding- the loyal and mag nanimous eulogy of his former chief, delivered by Mr. Richard Olney, at the McClellan banquet the Demo cratic State Committee of Massachusetts, on January 9. voted unanimously to urge the Democratic National Convention to nominate llr. Cleveland's ex-Secretary of State for the presidency. A Arm conviction was expressed that, under his leadership In the coming campaign. Important New Gngl&nd Stales could be swung over Into the Democratic column. We presume that the States which the committee had in mind are Connecticut, New Hampshire nd Rhode Island. If Mr. Bryan and his friends would accept him. Mr. Olney would probably get the electoral votes of New York; indeed. It now looks as If that State would sup port any conseravtlve Democrat capable of uniting his party. Whether Mr. Olney could regain New Jersey from the Republicans Is, as we have often said, a very dlfferent question. The Republican leaders In New Jersey believe their organization to be well-nigh uncon querable, except by a native of the State. "Hitherto Mr. Cleveland has been the only man of whom they would confess themselves in fear, but they are now beginning to admit that McCIellan's name also might be one to conjure with. It has been hitherto taken for granted that Mayor McCIellan's youth put his candidacy In UM out of the question, but, as a matter of fact he la not much younger than President Roosevelt, and has had a far more extensive experience of public life than Mr. Roosevelt had when he was elected Governor of the Empire Commonwealth. From the viewpoint of cer tain veteran Senators both Roosevelt and McClellan are boys, but we have had boy Senators and boy Speak ers. Henry Clay was but 29 years old when he first en tered the United States Senate, and only 34 when he was chosen Speaker or the House of Representatives. It would be a profoundly Interesting Incident in political history if Mayor MsCIellan should be nominated and elected to an office which his Illustrious father, though nominated, failed to secure. Rnaaln'a Weakness. George Kennan In Outlook. Seventeen years ago, Mr. E. I. Utln. one of the most distinguished lawyers of the St Petersburg bar a close observer and a man of wide Information, said. In a dis cussion of this subject: "A clever finance minister may, for a long time, make ends meet by devising new methods of taxation, by raising excise and customs duties, or even by Juggling with figures; but there Is no hope for the finances of a country like ours, where the taxpaylng poner of the normlation as M. . steadily decreasing." Was such the state of aXTalra In Russia In 1SSS, and has It changed for the better since that time? The statistics of the Zemstvos (provincial assem blies), the Investigations of 'political economists, the reports or Imperial commissions, and the statements of Rus-ia's Finance Ministers, all go to show, not only that Mr. Utln's presentation of the case was a fair and accurate one seventeen years ago, but that the decline In the earning capacity and tax-paying power of the Russian people Is more marked and more noticeable now than it was then. The case" of "The Siher Slipper." at the Century, may certainly be diagnosed as a complication of EnglNh musical comedy and English comic opera, presented with American sprlghtliness. It has a story ar.d much music that reminds one of "Florodora." The pleasantest feature, in feet Is Leslie Stuart's music This is light as froth, but not trashy. Mr. Stuart doesn't get any word tnists or haunting phrases, but he is tuneful and pleading" and graceful and never banal. His "Sol diers of the Army" is quite fascinating. "You and Me" Is dainty, and the sextet in the second act recalls memories of TeU Me Pretty Maiden." The much talked about "Champagne Dance" is bizarre and prettily executed but a bit barbaric in action. Those six English girls were surely contortionists at some time In their gay careers. You think they are BOlng to break their necks or their legs. They cut through space In a mad. swift whirl that would put the average chorus maid out of the cast for a week. For Sam Collins, the principal come dian, this production Is a sort of coming- out event. He got more laughs last nlgDt than any dozen funmakers on the stage. Collins plays Henry Bismarck Henschs, showman, card sharp and all-around faker. The part was originally Interpreted by Sam Bernard, nut coinns gets on iamous ly. Onlv a few weeks ago we saw him as the Sultan in "The Sultan of Sulu." There he was a misfit Here he Is screamlngly funny. with some noel little specialty for every recall. Ann Tyrell has succeeded to tne jvina Wallace-Hopper role, Wrenne. Miss Tyrell doesn't look a bit like the better known comedienne, though she Is more Interesting than i.dna used to be in "Florodora." Donald Brine appears as the soldier chap, first played by Cyril Scott. Of course we never saw Scott In the part, but If he wasn't head and shoulders aboe Donald well, he can't sing a little bit. Brine's looks are In his favor and his voice is pleasant enough when he talks, but the chorus should come to hi" rescue as often as possible when he warble". Carolyn Gordon, whom we used to see with the Rogers brothers, and later with Francis Wilson, is the girl from Venus. If people appreciate an exquisite voice, cul tivated In the finest hothouse manner; a dramatic intelligence that is of the keen est and a general cuteness that takes the place of peroxide beauty, there Is no ex cuse fcr neglecting Carolyn Gordon. The fft,nt nmni nurvpvors will Drobablv be after her some day for a really truly part Frances Gordon Impersonates the heir ess rather well. Belie Johnson as. Dolly and Alice Lessing as Susette are other capable folks In the company. The chorus Is a large one. and all of the girls are richly gowned. . . , . Versatility and naturalness are the lead ing qualities of the German stock com pany at the Odeon. as was demonstrated again at last night's performance of "Jae gerblut," a folk play of the Bavarian Alps. The actors spoke the difficult dialect in a manner intelligible to even those who have but slight acquaintance with it The "Schuhplattler." a distinctly Alpine dance, had to be given several times. Di rector Rautenbcrg adapted his entire pro gramme to the character of the play. Hans LoebeL Rudolph Horsky. Vilma von Hohenau. Mrs. Welb-Markham. Leopold Jacob- and Amo Olden distinguished themselves In realistic parts. Next Thuradav night .Leona. Bergere will be given a benefit, in which she will play the leading part In "Der Tanztcufel" ('The Dancing Demon"). The Imperial Theater pleased its patrons last night with a melange of comedy songs and dances in a stage version of Opper's famous cartoon character, "Hap- ?y Hooligan." There is no particular plot, t is a series of funny Hooligan incidents hung together with specialties and popu lar songs. There are some funny comedians and a large chorus of pretty girls. The scenery and light effects add to the attractive ress and in all It is an entertaining per formance. Like father like son. It is said that hereditary Influences are more potent In the theatrical profession than among peo ple In almost any other line of human or Inhuman endeavor. That the principle ex tends to the feminine element of stage folk Is illustrated by the Robinson sisters, with Mason and Mason, at the Grand Opera-house this week. These sisters, unlike most "sister" teams, the members of which can trace their relationship to Father Adam as the nearest common ancestor, are real sisters, and twin sisters at that, and are grand daughters of John Robinson, who was known the country over as a circus man. Their father followed In the footsteps of the senior Robinson, who had conducted some of "the greatest shows on earth" In prairie schooners before the days when railroads gridlronrf the ccuntry. That was half a century ago. The old circus magnate, dear to tradi tion, was himself a famous bareback rider and came of a long line of English show men. Some of them may have been moun tebanks in the das of Chaucer or before Christopher Columbus did his American disco-ery stunt. The younger Robinson, father of the twin sisters, managed the theater which bears his name In Cincinnati, and the girls were born in the "business." Instead of taking to tarlatan eklrts and hopping through paper-covered rings- after the fashion of some of their progenitors, noted performers on the backs of loping steeds, the twins preferred the fortunes p the theater Into which branch of amusement?- some of the family have drifted. But the girls have been unable to get awav from acrobatics. Th'ev made their professional debut as tumblers and trapeze performers tshen thev were less than ten jears old and little more than midgets In size. They are not much larger now after a decade In which they hae toured America many times. One of the sisters is the wife of Wil liam R. Henderson of Chicago, one of the best-known theatrical booking agents In the West, and one of her principal rea sons for loinlng Mason and Mason for the present engagement was to get away rrom the city In which the Iroquois Theater fire has affected or depressed In varying decrees every one connected with the theatrical business there. The other twin admits (shades of her ancestors defend her) that she just nat urally loves to keep at work in her chosen line, and Is mighty glad when she can get the married one to leave home. She says she could never find a teammate like Mrs. Henderson. How Henderson can tell his wife from her sister is a question frequently asked by persons when they first see the Robin son girls. They are almost as much alike as the proverbial twx) peas in a pod. It takes some time for the differ ence In them to dawn- upon an audience. Their act in "Rudolph and Adolph" at the Grand is one of the best features in the shnw. In oddltion to beine excellent acrobats, they fill in with clever singing and dancing. The Robinsons have many relatives In St Louis, and this week the twn sisters are guests of Mrs. C E. Carpenter. Bonnie Marie's mother, at No. 33B Park avenue. "Rudolph and Adilph." with Mason and Mason as the boisterous Germans; made merry at the Grand. The farce ! not new. but these performers make you forget that fact, in a measure. The most amus ing songs prove to be the Mason brothers" parodies. "Under the Anheuser-Busch" and cornice persions of "Bedella." "Hia watha" and "Josephine. My Jo." Frank James Is the life of "A Cowboy's Girl" at the Crawford. The piece Is a "thriller." with some comedy now and hoTi tn liven it ud. James nlavs Frank James, the Frank of to-day. of course. He Is seen as a genial character, who, for theatrical reasons, is on the frontier. And he sptaks his lines as though he had been brougnt up in me uusmwa. "Why Women Sin." a melodrama with picturesque scenic effects, came to Hav lin's. There was the usual evil plotter, who sought to come between man and wife: an adventuress, his accomplice, and a number of comical characters whose prototypes are to be found In all greet cities. Florence Ashebrook played Flfl. the French woman, very cleverly. Peart Seward was the wife and Frank Holland the husband. John Drew, whose engagement at the Olympic begins to-night, saw "The Silver Slipper" at the Century last evening. With him were several members of his com pany. Rice and Barton's Burlesquers are at tbe Standard. The olio Is the best given at this theater in several weeks, the headllners being Charles Barton. Lillian Washburn. Annie Dunn and Mark and Kitty Hart. Leo Palisino, "Who Eluded Police Three Years, Arrested on Way to Attend Ceremony. ENEMY PLANS HIS CAPTURE. Frank Gillardi Charges That Pris oner. Bit Off His Ear During Fight Released on Bond of $1,001!. That he might be present at th wedding of his only daughter. Leo Palisino, who has been a fugitive from justice for three years, risked capture and returned to St. Louis yesterday. He was arrested short ly after hl3 arrival, but securing bond, attended the ceremony, which was post poned until he was released. The wedding took place at No. 1A1 North Ninth street where Anna Palisino was married lo Gus pavjone. Palisino Is wanted by the police to an swer to a charge of majhem preferred three jears ago by Frank Gillardi of No. 512 O'Fallon street who accuses Palisino of biting off part of his left ear during a fight concerningtthe ownership of a bunch of bananas After the fight Palisino fled, leaving his daughter in St. Louis. He drifted about the country, finally locating at Galena. Kas where he opened a fruit store and by thrift accumulated considerable wealth. He kept his whereabouts from his daughter, who was with friends in St. Louis, until recently, when he wrote to her, telling her to come to Galena. His daughter was engaged to Savyone. The wedding day had been- ei, do she wrote to her fatter to return to St. Louis and attend the ceremony. Surely the police had forgotten him in three years, she wrote, so Palisino agreed to come. If the police had forgotten Palisino. Gil lardi remembered h!s missing ear. and when he learned that his. former enemy was coming to St. Louis he hurried to th Fourth District Station, where he told Captain Johnson of the return of Palisino. Descriptions were sent to the patrol men, and almost before Palisino had reached the home of his daughter he had been arrested. The wedding guests had assembled and were awaiting the father's arrival to give away the bride, when they were notified of the arrest. Late In tbe afternoon a bondsman ap peared and signed the necessary papers.. Palisino was released and framed to the home of his daughter before the priest had departed. VISITORS AT ST LOUIS HOTELS J. IT. Bassett of Amitillo. Tex.. Is In Ft. Lculs busing irood S. G. Holmes an w lfe vt South SlcAIe"tcr, L T.. are rtslrterrd at the planters. Sirs L. J. Sloltride and daughter of Cln tralla. Mo.. ar at the outiem. Judge G. W. Thompson. Geoixe D. Crocken anj George C lscher of Gitesburg. 1IL. are at the Southern. Is a guest . Is regls- L A. Martin if CJiillicoth. Mo at the Southern Hotel. T. J. IManev of Springflell. Mo. terea at ice iaciu?. W. X. Barren of Poplar Buff. Mo.. I at the tlndelt ' -- ". -fT- Charle Davidson of GalveKon. Tex., l-i among the sojourning guests at the St. Nich olas. James B. Marvin of Muscogee. I. T.. an attache of the Indian Territory World's Fair Commission. i at the New St- Jtmes. MlMonrlana In Xew Toric REPUBLIC SPBCTAL. New York. Jan. 24. Among fie arrivals at the hotels here to-day wer -.he follow ing from Missouri: St. Louis G- TV Rosenthal A -n-x Tm.ia.1. &- T- , W . 1 ... . i tv "" -; rrau. j.a. ljevi:ftUOIxn3an; il. - " lsa H LV. 2f. fshnenher fijtnx r a llnnrfA. 1 f. .i" "" A"- .. z: - -"v -.. iu jira. no3sion. Henerr. Cadillac: T. Frances, a. T. Manhattan- lv. I.. Prv J i n ?nn,4 Union: D. R. Mediere and lira. McOere. Her- B. Henerr and Mrs. Coakler. aid Square: I. Gentles. Xonnandle? f S! fe. a. Marlborough: C. Naget Hollaad? J. R- Cain. CJurlee. Park Avenue; Miss Pattee. Murray land: L Kohn. Gllsey: G. Demerit 1. Union Siuare: I F. I-mrker. Criterion. Kansas city L R. Overly. F. TV. Xobinson. Imperial: E. El Rtchter. Cadillac; G. c KlnT and Mrs. King. Criterion; H. G. Blakelr. Broadway Ontrat St- Joseph T. B Campbell. H. tT. Layer. Manhattan: C. A. Banner. Herald Soure; S. W. Hundley and Mrs. Hundley. Navam. POEMS WORTH KNOWING. At Ctalraso Hotels. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Chicago. IIL. Jan. 14. St. Louis persons registered at Chicago hotels: Auditorium H. E. Blank. F. E. Drake, M. J. Hurley. E. B. Pryor. T. 8. Thornaa. C. C. Thorpe, j. a. Palmer. Brlggs O- B. Gibson. T. H. Undley. Kalserhof F. M. Davison. K. W. Freund. W. E. Howe. J. c Lewis. Great Northern P. C. Davis, J. s. Frost. J. C. Harvey. W. C. Whittlng. Vlctoria J. V. Elder. H. I. Mason. TV. P. Robinson. J. M. Smith. Sh-rrnaa House J. M. Kurtz. 33. J, West lake. Parmer Hottse H. S. Buss. F. "W. Benn. A. S. Feder. C. J. HaJlman. if. J. Snyder; W. S. Walton. C. J. Marks. Brevoort E. B. Bits. R. E. Briscoe, G. F. Peacock. Morrison J. W. Cuthbert, J. D. Powell. FRIENDSHIP. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO : TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From The Republic, January Io UTS. 4 Ministers petitioned the Missouri s Legislature for a new marriage- license law. The committee an- pointed to prepare the measure -was composed of the Reverend T. M. Post. P. G. Robert, J. W. Lewis, S. J. Niccolls. Rabbi il. Spitz. W. W. Boyd and John Snyder. 4 Collector Ecsenblatz. Isidor Bush and M. Kanner went to Phlladel- phla to attend a convention of the B'Nal Brith. The French Benevolent Society 4 passed resolutions regretting the death of John Bonnet 4 The Scottish Clans gave an enter- 4 talnment In Armory Hall. Among- BV EMERSON. Would Change Legal Ethics. Washington Post Is there any need of -nlthets or argument to show that the old rule as to the first duty of the lawyer should be amended to read: "The lawyer's obligation to his client is second only to hii duty to the State." Outlook ProralalnK. Pittsburg Dispatch. The evidence Is arcumnlatln.- that iv rising t iv.... .w..- . - .. .. . I by Tease, under inrjnldpal snperrlsion, of a city- "dentif , tbgniZ T W" "'l RUDDY drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs. The world uncertain comes and goes. The lover rooted stays. I fancied he was fled And, after many a year. Glowed unexhausted kindliness. Like daily sunrise there. My careful heart was free again. O friend, my bosom said. Through thee alone the sky Is arched. Through thee the rose is red; All things through thee take nobler form. And look boond the earth. The mill-round of our fate appears A sun-path In thy worth. Me, too, thy nobleness has taught To master my despair: The fountains of my hidden life Are through thy Friendship fair. those who took part were George 4 47 .Bain, .ji. .1- .circicm, uwiut uiia s 4 Snyder, Mrs. E- J. TVycoff, Edward 4 s Casper, Joseph Saler, W. H. Gers- 4 tie, Mrs. Frank W. Peebles and 4 Neil Stewart Professor Halsey C Ives of. the art department of Washington Unl s 4 versltj- repeated his lecture on 4 s "Architect Jre as a Fine Art" The lecture was given under the au- 4 spices of a committee composed or 4 James E. Teatman. Almon B. 4 Thompson. Albert Todd. TbomisE 4 Tutt Osorge L. Burnett John R. 4 Lionberger. P. S. Porter. Daniel 4 Catlm. J. C. Kormlle. Henry Hitch- 4 cock and 8. M. Dodd. 4 Lewis P. Clover, a survivor of the Dartmoor marsacrs and father of Judge Henry Clover of St Louis. 4 died in Brooklyn, N. V. He was SS years old. 4 Mrs. A. J. Hull and daughter de- s parted tor Albany, N. T. 4 Mr. and Mrs. John P. Wood re- 4 moved to their new home, at No. 4 "331 Washington avenue. ' 4 Richard Garry and his bride, for- 4 merlyMlss Can leRuppell. returned from New York. e W. H. Thatcher returned from the 4 South. Mrs. George Kyler gave a recep- s tlon at her home. No. 1407 O'Fallon street k3C i? 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