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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: MONDAY. 'APRIL il, 1904.
4 f i t t I i M i ?? i" THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE XNAPP & CO. Charles W. Knapp, President and General Manager. George 1 Allen. Vice President. W. B.-Catr, Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh and Olive Streets. (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: DAILY AND SUNDAY SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advance Postage Prepaid. $6.00 , SOT L50 J.00 2.00 1.73 1.23 One year. Six months Three months Any three days, except Sunday one year Sunday, with Magazine Special Mall Edition, Sunday Sunday Magazine BY CARRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only C rents Per week.' daily and Sunday 11 cents TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE. Published Monday and Thursday one year H.W Remit by bank draft, express .money order or regis tered letter. Address: THE REPUBLIC. St. Louis, Mo (Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at fit. Louis. Mo., us second class matter. DOMESTIC POSTAGE. PER COPY. 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Dale. r-oiihs 1 J0T,J80 10 11M.kii io6,suo it HKi.-mti 3 100,TM) IS lO.V-hli 4 106.54U in niii.r.711 S 107.170 SO (Sunday) 1 IS.ll Ki (Snadar) 118,ao St in lair." 7 1U5.4Z0 sit io:;.::i 8 i04,8BI 2S HM.UIIO 9 KM.Mxi st io::.7i'ii io 104.r:i ats io.i.t;io 1J 105.SOO 2 HK!,:till 12 10S.V1KI 27 (Nuilllu ) 1 1 1S.33II 13 (Sunday) 120,5711 SS w:,.lo 24 ior..4S(i so in:t.!ii;ii IB 105.SMO 3 10.-.SMI at io:t.!i;ii Total for the month :s,;:i:t,iut Less all copies spoiled In printing, left over or filed TS.r.s Net number distributed jKJ5,or:t Average dally distribution HM.M7 And said W. B. Carr further says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during the month of March was 8.34 per cent. W. B. CARR. Sworn to and subscribed before mc this 31st day of March. J. K PARISH. Notary Public, City of St. Iui. Mo. My term expires April 23. 1905. UORL-D'S- -- 1904- -FAIR SIGNS OF THE SEASON. Mayor Wells 1ms a-ked the Civic Improvement league to exercise It influence, and-persuade house holders to co-operate with, ilie Street, Health and I'ollce departments in setting the whole city cleaned streets, alleys, sidewalks;, yards, houses and vacant lots. The Mayor will issue a semiofticial reiiest to Ilie public and an official request to the municipal departments, an he did last year, thai the vvotk lie Mtaned on a certain day and lie entiiely finished within a stipulated, period. The city is prepared to keep the streets and all public places clean throughout the year. Fund will be set aside for this' phrpoe. The Health Ie jiartuient will make greater effort to suppic-as and correct nuisances and unsanitary conditions. The members of the police force and tile street in-pect-ors are instructed to lx strict in preventing infrac 'tlons of the law coucernlug cleanliness. The Board of Public Improvements lias, decided that street surfaces cannot lie disturbed liming the progree of the World's; Fair unless the pavement can be restored before sunrise. Fudergrouiid work must be done at night, and the streets must lie in condition for traffic the next morning. Sidewalk orwtrurtlons will be prohibited. What will hoiisetiolderg and citizens du to set the city clean and keep it deanV It in important that visitors should he" well impressed with St. Iouls. As St. Louis is now one of the best paved cities, it in comparatively easy to make a favorable impres sion. .It can be accomplished by keeping everything elean; not only streets and sidewalks, but also alley and premises and vacant lots. Householders should help the city. They,. should elean their houses and yards. Property Tnvin'rs should help tie city. There should be a genuril cleaning this spring, as Mayor Wells and the Civic Improvement League advise. In this connection it is quite appropriate to quote a significant paragraph from the league's second annual report. Under the heading "Vacant Ixits" the following appears: "Sometimes the league meets opposition. One -well-known and wealthy citizen, in response to a request of the secretary In respect to his lot. said that he 'did not require the advice of the league as to the uses to which he should put his, properly.' But such occasions are rare and serve merely io mark the exceptional man whose purse grows In versely to his public Interest." In regard to cleaning the whole city and keeping It clean let not small private considerations "grow Inversely to public interests." St. I.ottis in even now cleaner than most large cities. Why not have the cleanest city? the time and to do a. great deal of walking. It is also noticeable that appendicitis In very common among the rich who do very little walking and no a carriage for eveu hort distance.-., and whose walk lug is confined almost exclusively lo the house or plate of business. The theory of IX'clor Lautcnhoru is plausible and should prompt every man and woman to walk more and ride less. At any late, walking is con ceded by all physicians to be the nicc-t useful of ex ercise. - DIVISION OF D1TY. The great responsibility resting upon the whole people of MIsMiurl to build up e.vcinplaiy political condition", so as to maintain the State's position i" the van of the reloim movement wlilih sootier oi later must sweep the land, i- a dhisioual icspoiisi liility. It i so tu -peak, allotted to the mantles. The counties are necessarily the sotine of the white some, benefit out condition which is ticsu-ibeil byilu geueial teiui "relorm. 1-roni the counties. :t such, come the people', tcprcsoiilativos. The coun ties sclei I the executive servants. County politics in the aggregate is State politics. i:ach county In Missouri. In order to cfteei the desircil iiiuilition. must give close study to its own pailicular allotment of the icsjunisibility. There are 1H iliflerent political situations In the 111 iiiitn tics. In suttie nullities riti-fuship must take the posi tion of uNack: In others, the jMisIlion of defense. With resiiect to legislators, it is the duty in one i utility to Aland bi its funnel- icprcsculntivc: in another, lo drixe him out of the publ'c set i e. The Com I house ling reiliiie.s undoing in one place: m auother tie- politiM! leadeis ale men who fuilhor the public inteiesi and the will of the people. They desere sitpporl. Thcie are ami hav- been In both parties some bainacle politicians iletrimciii.il to 1ih-:iI wcllaie; iiiaiiliulators who. because of their long and undis puted nmtrol, hold themselves above the people. Wrapped in their traditional uU-siipieinaey ami siit lii ieucy, they have believed that politics began and ended with theiiiehes. Hut in reality these nit-n ate pigmies when nine file people lonelude to have done with them. .Missouri citizenship is pioviug a Hue capacity for taking politics into its own hands. Nothing the seliisji arie1y of imliticians can do can hinder 'the people when the people decide lo act fur themselves. When they become roused ouftleieutly to take an ef fective Interest win n they an1 sufticientlv In ear nest 111 llO Willil!" 1,1 llt'Vilt.t .1 ltltl.. rtl llti.l,' tlltlA If, the accomplislimeut of a political object they are absiilulely invincible. The politician o: on eel mo tives :nts with the people at a time when the public conscience demands inipiovement in the public set icv. The barnacle politician contends for little ness, for s.fih ends, at a time when these things will not be brooked, lie make.s the mistake of un derestimating the power of public opinion. He sets himself up against the people and they ride over him. The selfish politician or the corrupt politician is the only obstacle which the people meet in re fill ins. Cct htm out of the way or prevent his in trusion, and the business of puiiticatiou is simple. The character ol legislators in mi iuiporlaut con sideration In half of the counties now. The people must demand that candidates proceed on the lines of a clear distinction. Men identified with lobby in lluences must be kept down. If Missouri constructi ng (iriieral Assembly intelligently then-will be few bad reproseulatixes therein at the next .session. Let constituents wnii-h their icpreselltatives. A prominent political writer, hliiis-df an e.-legisIator. says of the value of close attention by the con stituents; -The character of. a legislator, if bail, soon becomes a mutter of common notoriety, and no lUslionest legislator can long keep his reputation good with honest men. If the constituents wish to know the character of their member, they can e.istly liiid it out. and no member will be dishnnesl if he thinks his constituent.-. Me looking tit him; he pre sunies upon their ignorance or indifference. I do not see how bribe-taking nmoiig legislators can be stopped uutll the public councieuce. which is even now gradually awakening, become fully awake to the matter. Then it will stop fast enough: for just as .soon as ioliticians n-alize that the people are In eartipst in wauling a thing done, they iiiHkc h.-iMo to do it." New York and Philadelphia; from Hau Pram.-lM.-u and Denver: ftom the northern and from the south ern boundaries of the United Stales. From Baltimore the start will lie made July 'Si, and from Boston. .New York and Phil.idelphi.i July a;. The tourists will ride through Buffalo, Cleve land and Toledo to Chicago and from Chicago to Alton, 111., where they will meet the aiilomnbilists from ihi' West and South August '.(. The proces sion of aiiIi;moblles-i',.-HiO ami more will form at Alton and teach St. Louis August ID. The next day the tourists will invade the World's Fair grounds on parade. Here is a sptvtm-lr characteristic of the Twen tieth Century which might be called a realistic cx iraxagatisca. Hut it will be mure than a show, more than an advertisement, more than a pleasure Jamil I..,. ,......... .., , ... . .... .... -iu- n iiumiis mm inniiencc. ti will Dc even moie twnn :i method of education in the interest of ilie automobile vehicle. It will lie a spectacular bin Impii-st-iug argument for good city streets and good (ouutrji loads. Cicat etfoils a if being made to perfect the plans, and it will lie well for the public to remain atten tive, lu midsummer the automobile enthusiasts or the country will have the center of the stage. And while they will be piocUiinlng the superiority of the horseless vehicle, they will be helping the public In advocating construction of good str,.,.s and rui-.il highways. VICE PRESIDENT OF IMPERIAL JAPANESE COMMISSION IS A BARON ii mi mi mi An Indiana man. desiring to kill nil old horse, lighted the fuse to a slick of ilxuaniiie which he lied aiouial the horse's iin-k. The hoise took after him as In- Marled to le.ich a safe distance, but the explosion occiii-ied befoie tin- animal reached the man. who. it is said, broke all previous world's rec oids for ii mi xari's. " -.- vr Not content to light the Turks the Macedonians now h.oe eaiihipt.ikes. Perhaps that seismic dis turbance was the result or the cheerful Macedonian landing on the terrible Turk. .- I'otmer Senator Wolcott of Colorado, having lost control of the Itepublicaii machine In his State, may receive a telegram of condolences from Senator Plait of New York. The forwarding of auother S-J.tWO.OOU from Wash ington to the World's Fair managers will doubtless call forth a second deluKe from' Jealous people. - Hie more week has iM(d when St. Louis has again led till of the larger cities in percentage of ineiease in bank clearances. There is a suspicion that the Japs are (seeking to fori-- the usiaiis to worry themselves to death in fear of attacks. . An exchange tays that Faster Is the Fourth of July to the milliners. Not so. it's Christmas. --- CURE FOR APPENDICITIS. - ' The rapid Increase in appendicitis cases makes important an announcement by Doctor Lautenburn of Norristown, N. J., who slates that walking is i preventive of the dread malady. It is explained that if. the entrance to the .vermiform appendix 'a not kept tightly closed small portions of waste food tlnd a way into it. and as there is no exit it cannot lni-forced out, necessitating a dangerous operation for its removal. ) Doctor Lautenborn says that when a man "is doing considerable walking there is no danger or appendicitis, for the reason that the abdominal and intestinal muscles are kept continually active and so In good working order. TheJoltlng given to a man's interior, economy wheu be walks causes the muscles of the abdomen and the intestines to con tinually contract, to offset the Jar of his step." There would seem to be much in this theory, if. Indeed, it is not the correct one. It has long been a common remark that "only the rich can afford appendicitis," and perhaps this statement- Jy the Eastern doctor explains why it is that the rich ate more' subject to appendicitis than the po$r. The disease is. almost, it not wholly, unknown among farmer, laboring "men and others who by their oc cupation's are forced -to be upon their feet most of PROGRESSIVE HA WAI FANS. The people of Hawaii may be considered inferior to the rest of the citizens of the United State, but that Hie cheerful graficr U looming up In the front lank of the statesmen or that island territory is a fact. Judge Hohihun ordered the Grand Jury to Investigate the vouchers of the Hawaiian second territorial legislature and the printing account dis closes the eneigy of the grafter. The law provides that all legislative business shall be iu the EtiglKh language, but the Oram! Jury reports for printing in Hawaiian a bill of .-,-H04 and printing in English. .f:5,:tli); for translation the bill is SM.".17. Therefore the printing and trans lation in Hawaii are contrary Ui the law. Niatl.x $!),) mi was illegally expended. The Grand Jury found that the total printing bill of this .e.siou was JSIU.-VIS: and tint it was moie than i-oiible the proper amount. For Instance, there were bills for comparing and revising in connection with the proofreading, which should have been in cluded in the proofreading bill. The pi inters' charged .Sl.rl .1 page and the Grand Jury thought this should have Irrludcd the proofreading at least, to say nothing of the comparing and revising. Tin total of these three bills aimiuiitisl to nearly .si.OoO. It will be seen that, though Hawaii s (.ompara lively young and while it has not had the time to learn the ins and outs as have the States, II is learn ing rapidly the wajs of the grafter. It Is evident that before the islanders demand si.-uchood a Folk and a Crow should dwell in Honolulu fur a few years. The Legislature Io now in special session to discuss' the financial question, to shave down ap propiintioiis. to consolidate offices and In other ways to curtail expenses. The reason for the special ses sion is very plain. -4V.. 1. THE AUTOMOBILE TOUR. Novels Heating of knighthood, when it wax in tlower.and knights were bold, almost iiUariably con tain fantastic descriptions of grand tournaments, at which gallant warriors displayed their prowess at arms, their magnificent selves and their richly caparisoned, blooded Mceds-iu the arena, to the de light of brilliant assemblages or fashionable women of the nobility. The tournatueut. which drew per sons of rank, wealth and prestige, was one of the chief features of the ehivalrie days of -old. How would .such a tournament compare with the spectacular demonstration which the American Automobile Association has arrangcd.for as an event of this summer and an incident of the World's Fair, for advertising the, horseless, vehicle, and cultivating enthusiasm iu behalf of good roads! The plans for the automobile tour-and parade mark the' ancient tournament as a etty exhibition. It is estimated that not less than 10.000 auto luobillsts will participate, that there will be at least Z."00 machines of various styles, and that the value of all of the vehicles will exceed $.",000,000. The tourists will come by ro;ul from .Boston, Baltimore, Sully has been supprcased, but his friend, flic boll weevil, is retried full of life and vigor. The Republicans might nominate Mr. Brifow for A'ici- President. Might, you understand. . RECENT COMMENT. rosin of Chmillll)- Luce. Nor Yoifc flim. 1-iice coats were never In forms so be.tutlful as tho-e ilNpl.i eii this se.Lon. Ulack I'li.intilly anil white Ulnuitlllr aic especially favored as materials for these cost,, but all of the net Lues lire n-ed. Heavy lares are not out of style, but they hae taken second pilce ln le COJt or,(l aIld coats ..lion or three-quartets length .ire fashioned from the fine Inies, banning In sort ample folds over loose linings or the softest silk ami ehlffon. Silk ciep or chiffon enten into the making of tho ose from whi.h the body of the lOat falls, anil alo "'"'" '" Hie tilninilng of the huge sleeves A co..t In wlilt.- Clmntllly wonderfully draped is trimmed in black Chantllly employed In blnck paillette- Handsome coats of silk elaborately lace tiimmed or tilmmed only h, luuhings, puffings, etc.. are also shown and one particularly good Imported mn.lpt i ,..-M. ituailer coat of black silk made up over pale blue and inet with white Alem-on. iniiuoii era HilfHHHHHBHHBHHH 5 p rtu HnrldvllsisiVsW.MLUiwllBKl Knlil 1 B P LJ Hln, &LiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLiaaaaV SS anOOOOIIUOQODllllDBnO IIIIDOUDIHIlfitlliH ,,, , . rjAHO.V MASAN'AO llATsJl'DAlKA. Vice President of Imperial Japanese Commission, who will anive in Mt. Louis to-day. Baron lasanac Matsudalra, the lce inesldeut of the Imperial Japanese Com-ml?.-ion to the Louisiana Purchase im position. Is expeeted to an he In St. Jjjuis this- inornln?r. He will have looms at the Hamilton lloti ). Karon .Matsu.lalia o:eui!.s a hlh ihI tion anion;; the ihitlntfiilshed men of Xj pin to-.Iai. Imth by lrtue of ills ut'ieial rank and by th. Influence which he pl.ij -il urmii the inaMiiK of uioiltrn Japan, lie is " j oars old and com.-s of a noble line- After the fall of the IVud.il Government he was appointed by the Kmperoi- a. rjnv ernor .of the various pmriroei. In w liloh cap:u.Iiy he !,livi3 for more than ten jeai.s. This lonj; service gave him valuable ex perience and ma.de him an able man in the Japanese G1A1 rim-cut. The Karon has U-in elected a life nienili-r of the House or Peers, and l.:t-r the Vi.-e JtinNier of Interior. During the i'a.l.s IZxposltlou, In 1). he -lent to tt-e Tienih catiital and ?I m -bout t.vi- iiioiiiIvi thre investigat ing' the swial and tK.noinlcal conditions In lCuripc On .if-cmiiit of reionbd merit at the time of th- risl.nation. hi which the Km- eror legained Hie n-.il soveieinty, and of his later service. h was honored bv tli.-- Kmpemr with the title of Karon anil the decoration, "the ilr-t Older of the rtlsins Sun." "PARSIFAL" IN CONCERT FORM RETURN OF THE BOSTONIANS When (far Ilrnf llenr. Heneral John H. Ketcham. the veteran Representa tie ftom the T!ility-flrt New York District. Is s. deaf that it is surprising that He manages tr, keep abreast of llm business of the House. Vet It Is doubtful If any member of ,i,.,t body Is better posted in current affairs llian he. I-Vw memheis sVe as close attention to the wants of their districts or hav a better acquaintance with llieir constituents-. Recently one of the GineralV Xew york fiiends called on him and explained that he desired the loan of "What did you jy?" inquhed the General. Xaturally supno-lne his (list lenuest hail not been understood, the constituent repeated. In a loud tone:1 'I would like you to loan me $10." -you said you waited ," replied the General, much to the astonishment of the would-be borrower. When Admiral Togo Was a Cadet. l.ondoti 31. A. p. When Ailmhal Togo was at the Thames Nautical Training College, where he began bis education for a F...1 career, the examiner did not credit him with those Sifts which he has since turned to such good account In dealing with Ills countrj's foes. lij n curious accident, wben the proofs of the -lists" ..- -seiu io inc. n.i master, he found Cadet To-o's ne .ipcearing as --.Vo so." an error ulilel, ., ,.f .. " Lnro;iedg;,an" ri8""y "' in ,he "8l" "f r.?"-t shouli! he eoine across Hits 1itn t ,.!. . . :. iiIm.i.,11 ... ...,... ." "' "'sii so,wcu know " w ei i' nai aphorism. "Never piophesy unPs , A HecnriMuic t'ompnu. Public Opinion. in the last number of the Bulletin Ue la Soclete Indus-trl-1. de Marseilles we find described an apparatus in vented by M. JWt. which automatically register, mlmto ,n.h m t dlreC,," "' ,h? COn,p""' TO t bTcon m. ting the h.,rt whteh Is the result 11 i, ps,,b,' "0 determine wlnt the roule was that followed at a gi en moment of the passage. The commander of a ves ,el indicates to the helmsman the route which the vessel should follow, but he does no, know whether hTs ,o, te 111 "Z XT "" U ,"t"'u"- obseniug'tbe'c'on,: Pass. The H.-lt .piMi.itii- give, this Information, regis tering every change ,,, pos,tlotl of ,,, vc., e,h move made be ,P belmsman. and the exact time at whicli such changes oee-aried. What Santo Domingo reiln. Pittsburg Post. Jiniinez has left Sail Domingo, but declares that the revolution it, his behalf is still goi,,g on. It ,g to ,, hoped tba.i his statement will shortly be proven to be without any substantial support, and that the Insurrec tion will soon be a. thing of the past. What Sau Do mingo needs is that Jlmine and other ambitious lead ers like him shall remain away from Its borders and per mit Its people a rest from the troubles with which they have been afflicted for some time past. The Philosopher. Detroit Fiee Press., "Do you see any humor in this lifer' "Well, comparatlvely-yes. That is, there is more humor ln It than there Is in getting out of it. so I con clude It must be a joke. Though sometimes, r must con fess, I laugh when I really do not see the point." MTaya of Hit On, Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. Employer -What did you do this for. say?" Office Boy: 'Cause Pa ruther make mistakes than ax Questions." Mr. Damrosch has brs-n able to claim the pos-essttm of advanced musiiiani-hip. Vestetday. at the Odeon. lie. n-enforced tlt.it claim by evidence of scholarly tdit-or.--i!yi of, perhaps, the most abstrusu tonal text extant. By way of demon strating that hu knon.s Wagner, bo placed upon his programme Initially tho MeisRrsmger VorspW-I. There ait: two overtuie by which Wagner would have inimmlnlized himself, rnd he wiitten no other Mcisteiabiger and Taimhnuser. In Die MeUteralngt-r we have the jojoum Wagnei the Wagner that saw the frui tion of hopes long deferred. S.nuerthat In tills eii-. Mr. Damrosrh began his cmict-rl. and after the las-t note of the Vonpie! has hidden itself ln the leinote release-, of tile Odeon. the UJJ audbois insiii'itlvelv fpit tliut an uu niatihed event lu IocjI mific hud begun. Mr. Dutiipisih ti-oU the theme descriptive, of the piciesslon uf the guilds in splendid mood, lie wrought ihiougb bis reading in tlnd fashion the prue song of tho devoted Walther. the vio'lns testionding beautifully and the vood-nlud dt-veloping a. unison that proved an tiiMdoved ilollght. Finally when the pregnant cntuiapuntal theme of the overture develops, when Wagner tries himself at Wagner. Mr. Damrosch kept his seventy men in a rhythm and a mel lifluous sonmity that delighted the en thusiasts and Informed the tyros. Like Theodore Thomas. Mr. Damroseli did not play it. hpjnuse there is but one Th-o'loie Thomas with the all-pei vailing Thoinalin compulsion, but. ne-nt to tills. Sir Ham rosclt's Melsterslngfr Vorsplel "deserves to stard bv Caesar and give direction." When the applau'e subsided Mr. Uam rosch called tile audience to quiet and the receptive humor needful for consideration of tno greater things In store. He begun his informal talk on "Parsi fal." the p)c of tho opera in the Wapr neiian sencme. and. witlt a few- woto.s, t,wept away an entire acreage of miscon ception regarding the book of the work by saying that "Parsifal" legends, one and all. aie grounded in German medieval ism. The Chrlstology of the present day and that of the Tenth to tho Kourteentn centuries, he declared, were distinct and separate .conceptions. Wagner, said the speaker, went lo the fountains of German folklore rather than the sources of what Is known as revealed religion, for the composition of his rtory. and the deeper he delved into the inehaustlhle material at hand the more ho was inclined to alun don his first impulse to operatize the ii.ble episodes of a later exegesis, us he had Hist Intended. .... Mr. Damrosch dievv a simile between the tonal scheme of "Siegftied" and the young "Paiilfal" that proved positively luminous, and he demonstrated tint religiosity of Wagner in a manmr that would serve io lonfound tho critic who seek sources of sacrilege in this consecration stage festi val pl.iv. The niuilence biterrd with atten tion to tho strikingly postured .voung man at the dirlguital desk, and followed him with evident delight when he would De scend his poiVum and play on the plar.o the tlucidatorv passages befoie calling on tlic entire oVchjstra for more rconant IiilTpietatlon. It .vas. tiken all In .Ml. In this respect alone, e striking conttihu t.ou to our underspending of a woik the discussion of which has crossed and rt-crca-vd ihe Atlantic a has no other that can leadlly be called to mind. The soloists were Misses Harmon. Iven- reiiy. Crawford. Wheeler and I.lcun- rtel.i: Mme. Itubv Cutter-Savage: M.-srv I'r.im-i. Arcliamha ill and Dan 1 Heil.ne. who nad the operilic scores in their Keep- " ' -s- .. . LbhbbbbbbbbbbbbbbBsHBa. I BBBBBaflli'V'l'lts ?"'1B T BBBBBBBol.iaBfM&BaV BK?i,it:i tW aBBBBtfesiSi''''! BBBBBBBBBBW. rrBtaBBaWPf - 'i'''' : 'V --,.v.'"n!s!y?-i?-. s, . ... i i jfl !.' s l-t 7-s., -' , Ii.. Sv . t 'i Lfcsi V-i " '-t;.s,;HP "?tjt ";-i " tv5r,-f AOKl.n KAITER. leading contralto of the liostonlans. ing. Jlr. David Mannes plajeil the "Gooi! Friday Spell." or "Chaifreltag-zauber," as the original has it, as a viobn sclo. Woudeiful. truly wonderful, the Instru ment became in this tall young man's hands, and loud, even boisterous, wns the applause that followed his work. Again Mr. Damrosch slppteil to the piano and explained the third actof "Parsifal." again tne orchestra responded as already indi cated, and then came the solo story of Parsifal's assumption or the klngshln of the Grail, the interesting episode of Par sifal in Klingtox's garden having preceded it. and thus 'with many a Wagnerian lloutl.sh and tonal sinuosity constantly re mindful of "Siegfried" and '-Die Wal kcere." the tine, unusual concert came to a Close. . . The fimous old old and ever young Bostonlans began their engagement at the Century lat night in "The Serenade." Herbert and Smith's romantic comic op era. With Henry Clay TJarnabee as the Duke, W. II. MacDonald as Cailos Alvarado. and Allele Rafter as Dolores, a delightful per formance was assured. "The Serenade " as these artists give It, takes you back to the day:, when there were no "Countrv l.lrls and "San Toys." when dialect com edians were unknown quantities when In a word comic opera was a very serious -affair, to httaung and acted and dressed. There are still many persuns. who look with lesret to Its hist davs. They year-i for the serious light entertainment s. gen-erouslv- proviilfd by the Doitonl.ins onlv noweii.i;. s. ' The veteran Itaraunbee and MrcDonald wuc entliusiastlcallv welcomed. Doth were In good voice, and both wnrmd to applause a- though they were smbltiou" - -,- ,.... ..-.- ,i'oi-.t- waiueu more and vvr -norc of their famous numbera they came back smiling and as' often the audience instated. Mr." IJamabee was as young as evr. TIi business he gave was entirely new and of his own Invention. MacDonald song's went with fine spirit. Howard Chambers, as Romero, was satisfactory. The Dolores of MH Rafter was a graceful, pretty betoiue of Plt at-i-nctlveness. ll-r voice lacked tho atienlfth und brilliancy of the voices of hfr wore famous predecessors, but she was up to th rertuiiements. saucv little Geitnide .lmmer sangr "Vvonne." The Gomez of Mr. Krothinstnn and the Colombo of Campbell Donald were notably amusing. Old -Robin Hoort"' will be 'viv"?J?: night, to-morrow night and again Thurs laV evening. "The Sf ranade " will h sung Wednesday. Friday and Saturday evenings. .... Young Tone Hoxie." Krnest Imson' pastoial comedy, had Its tirt St. Louis performance at Ilie Impeiial. The plot binges on the piomise or Tobc to his dying mother to watih over his sister. The scenes of the play are located on an Illinois farm. Mary, the sister, has mar ried a worthless man. who le-aves her ana go.-s to Chicago. , He send for b-r to mine to him and she iefu-es. Her f.Uher, a crusty old man. with queer id.-as of a wife's duties, turns her nut of the house because she refuses to Join hex busbi-d. young Tube maKe an unsuccessful effort to leason with tne old man- and then leaves home with his sister. Maiy. Tle-v both find employment iu a Chicago factory, where Mary meets the man of hr choice and later weds him. Krnest l-rn-on. as Tobe. gives i performance that shows his art to P much bettes ad .-.ullage than -bd. tne roo, of Lcm Dunbar, bis foinier hit m or State Polks." .... Song and daru-e were the main Ingredi ents ur the farce. -'Co-mtess Helen." ic which the German Stock Company ap pealed at the oa.-.m lat night to a full house. Da-ecto- llununu Kd In t!i -Inglug and daccir.g as iiual.be. a music dlrtctor. who masquerades under the stage name of Lorrini. .,,.-. I.eona Dercero Imiierjwiiatl Quaboes daughter. Pauline, :.nd alieruanls the countess Heltne. S-Iin war car! -a I in the two extreme". thP modestly binught-uii daughter of the. iii.--s and the would-be arl-torcrat. , , ... Mrs. Wflb-Markhbni Hans Toebel. Au guste Durmaster, Louise Pellmann and Paula HIenna did good comedy work in their rc-sirt-ctlve oatts. "Mutter und Sohn f.Mother and Son), a folk play after one of iSlrchfeitfer-.- intercth.g stories, vv.ll be prcentwl Thursday nigut m honor ot Jlax Afcerty'3 benefit. .... Hughes, and Haztltcn. who burlesetuc WvlI-s.novvn actors In classic paits. "t hcadllner.s at the Standard. Thir tra vesty on "Quo Vndis" is about the fun niest specialty on the olio. DeVeairs and DeVeaux. the musical duo; the Fojtcr: Citv Quartet: Williams and Aleen in Mr. Dobbs of DolnV Kerr.v." and Kelly and Reno are the other entertainers. Tne en tire comiany is seen in "Tho L.3dy Killer and "The Don-Tons In Sunny Spain.' L. M. Crawfoid. th new manager of the Ojsou. announces that he has completed arrangements by which the Rose Cecelia. Shay Opera Companv of Cincinnati i to .a-,- M two woeks nifrasement at tho Grand avenue house, btginmng May 1. The organization numbers fifty vocal art ists. Miss Shav- Is a contralto of a rang higher than n-.fzzo. The young lady has be.-n the lcciplcnt of much European schooling and I' reputed to be In every way cipable of interpreting the master pieces of Verdi. Gounod. Leoncavallo. Ui.'t and otie-r of the famous modern masters. . s . "The Golden Past." a bright little plav let of the time when knighthood an chivalry pi cv ailed, preceded "East Lynne" at Crawford's. The curtain-raiser is by Oscar Dane ot St. Louis, lie and Victory ISateman were in the cast. "Kast Lynne, the. regular bill. w.ik very creditably pre sented. . "The Heart of Maryland." David Belas co's ivar diaraa. is again on view at Havlin's. Eulalia Rennett. a younc actress of mu.-h emotional temperament, plavs Jlarylaml Calvert. She bn th earnestness, the Inlensity slid the vole for this role. By a. singular colncidenca Alma Kruger. who treceded her In tno rharacter. was in St. latuis last night. MLss Kruger's old follow iuc saw her at the Century last week k leading woman of the Wanle-Jaraes company. . Maude Adams will present Mrs. France Hodgson Burnett's new comedy. "Tno Pretty Sister of Jose." at the Olympic to- "'s'"- .... t ., tc If.. Lett nil! he seen at tbft Grand Opera-house this evening In "Tho Crown Prime." George Broadhursfs latest Play. .... There will be. an entire change of bill at the Broadwav Musee to-day. The show in the curio hall will be a demonstration of physical culture by a company of young women. . . Ferail's Ark. the new anhnal act at ttio Zoo. proved a. populaf feature. VISITORS AT ST. LOUIS HOTELS H. M. Stet-S-ns of Boston is at the 5t. Nicholas. Cbarles J. Il.mpliHl of Youngstctrn, O.. Is a gutft at th IJnd'Il. J. 1 Mundj- of Uneoln. Ill . cme to th Plamrr 3ttri!av. W. ItoorH ,Ion nd lf- of Mexico. Ma, have rooms at tne Southern. n. A. Bald? In of C1V11 il steppiBg t the NVw St. Jl,me. J. Colman of Winona. Ulna . registered t the MaJison yeterda. 1. II. lUtton of Springneld, lib, la en tho giirat hat at the LrlL. I). Sroltti. stlfe and daughter ot Chlcsga have looms at ths Mosar. iqik I Johnson of Cincinnati came to the St. Nicholas yesttnja-. -Oair Norflut and wlfo of New Tork era t the Undell. Charles T. urnit ot Prescott, Arlt. rurls terd at tho Planters )etorday. J. M. Mwnrda of Scranton. Pa., la too plng at the Southfrn. W. G. Deveraux and wlfo of (tan J"randaco are at the New St. Jarato for a few days. W.' F. Soeditr and wife ot Canton are at th Madison. C. A. Moore of De Molsea. la., rfgtsterea at the Iaclfde. D. J. Bond of Mount Vernon. I1L. Is star ing at the Mower. P. K. Robnrto of Chicago cam to tss Planters yster2ay. William Hater. Jr.. ot Newark. N. J.. 1 a curat at the Southern. Major Harver Salmon of Clinton. Mo., la at the planters. Brraard Corrlgan of Kansas city Is a guf-st at the Planter. Mlsaonrlaaa In Sewr York. HEPl'BUC SPIXHAL. New Tork, April 10. Among the arrival at the hotels here to-day were the follow ing from Missouri: St. Loulf-C. Paugalo. T. II. Harlan, N. A. Doyle. VV. Blake, is, M. Murphr. II. IV. Ard'. lmprruil: o. M. Helrlch. M. Ilanold. Astor: P. P. Kaiarr. C W. Parker. Hoffman: S. Frelich. . ron. Broadnray Central: J. II. Marshall. T. Kll-y ana Mrs KU.r. Bartholdl; A. Wayeott, Holland; L. Caly and Mrs. Cady. Vendome; P. II. Ewlnc and Mrs. Evrlnr. Attn marie: O. '. Ft.-iog Grand Union: M. titstnthal. Continental. Kannas City K. G. Anderson Mrs. W. C Prai-rltt, Trlterlon: 1. S. aibson. Herald Squaras J. V. yifhcr. Grand Vnion. POEMS WORTH KNOWING. WHERE DID' IT GO? BY W. C. GANNETT. It flushed all night ln many a dream the hills so slow u thriIIed , the Io dim, and the purple -f Kiajer. it gilded Into a poets song. Where did vesterdav's sunset go, When it faded down the hills so slow, ta .ha 9nia ffrw dim nnd the pur ' " - il soueu into a poets song, Like an army with banners, passed from u is setting still in a picture rare sight? Will its flush go into the goldenrod. Its thrill to the purple aster's nod. It" crimson fleck the maple bough. And the autumn glory begin from now? Deeper ihnn flower fields sank the glow Of the silent pageant passing slow. Tr ..tiitc-Aa ii-. .t... ,... , -- s -- vy too iiiuucie none can sec To the shifting lights of a symphony; And In resurrections of faith and hope The glory died on the shining slope. For it left its light on the hills and seas That rim a thousand memories. fGj cyuuijS a Z TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. From Tho Republic. April 12. 18TJ. "-x An effort was made by the St. Louis delegation at Jefferson City to have the Legislature establish an additional Insane asylum at 8t. Louis. The matter was in the hands ot Christian Peper. Judge s Dryden and Messrs Cabot. Scul s lm. Wells, Walah, Maxou. Phelan s and klaxon. Hlghwajmen robbed Thomas s Whcalnn and a young lady In East St. Louis. s The election of Democrats to the s City Council was contested by Hen- s ry Fcuerbach, IL C. Meyer, Joseph s Crawahaw, G. W. Palker and S. D. 4 Barlow. Judge Laughlln rendered a deci- slon compelling E. H. Brown, man- ager of the Western Tjnlon Tele- graph Ccmpanr. to produce private telegrams In court as evidence.. Fashionable women disposed of s their Spitz-dogs ln favor of poodlea. Masons conducted the funeral of " Thomao H. Benton. Jr.. nephew of the famous ta,tesinan. & : I i i i 'A W ,,i. &M rA: Svsjgajj5 0ffe,-rfW'jiVX?yj-v.--j5y; -.rii. ;-. i-fev' w-.-'yiV.-1 .n;-s ', S. X-jV.---vi-ia iW-'gv JfSrvfeS il.