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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, October 02, 1904, PART I, Image 8

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TfiE ST. LOTTIS SWtflLIO: StftfEXlrr OCTOBER 2, 100.
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Says Sir Months' Experien 1
Should Be Sufficient for Xovii
to Learn Whether She Is Filtcu
for the Profession or ot.
There Was a Time
When Young Folks Couldn't
Afford to Get Married
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State-struck girls, here Is some admoni
tion and ndiice from Mrs. Bate?.
Who Is Mrs. Bates? What a question!
The Idea of an one connected with the
theater or Intending to go on the stage
not knowing who Mrs. Bates Is!
But. for tho enlightenment of the few
ttnlghtcd ones. let It be said that Mrs.
Frances SI. Batcs.ni sides being the mother
Of Blanche Bates, the clever joung actress,
who Is plajlng 'The Darling of the Gods"
at the Imperial. I an actress herrelf. and
rhp was the wife of an actor; she Is now
tuslnesj manager for her daughter and
Incidentally playing a minor part In her
daughter's sucressful play. Therefore.
Mrs. Bates Is an authority well worth
-naotlni. and girls with stage nsplntlons
tiould do well to heed her advice. She Is
thoroughly conversant with the Ins and
the outs and the ups and downs of life
"In fewest words, what would you pay
4o the young girls from city or country
,who wish to take up a theatrical career?"
J asked Mrs. Bates one afternoon while
we supped tea In her home on Llndell
boulevard. I wondered what her answer
would be. During our chat over the tea
cups I studied this little brown-eyed wom
an. It was hard for me to realize that
she had spent most of her life before the
-public. 8ho seemed to me like a dear lit
tle mother who had never lived or had a
thought outside of the four walls of her
home. A sweet, hippy home, surrounded
by beautiful gardens filled with old-fashioned
flowers, and she the sweetest flower
of them all. the flower of perfect woman
liness. If I was given but two words to
describe Mrs. Bates's character I would
say "womanly and 'motherly.
"I would say, don't take up a theatrical
Cures Hundreds by the New and riarveloui Method
of Treatment.
"And Performs Other Seeming Miracles That Pa3s
Understanding No Disease He May Not Cure.
'has he supernatural gifts?
Discards Useless Drag and Medicines, Yet Heals Hopeless Invalids
Pronounced Incurable by Physicians.
Offers Services and Home Treatment Freel of Charge to Rich and
Poor Alike Believes It Is His Duty to Gd and Man to La
bor for the Sick and Afflicted Who Stand in Need.
New Tork, Sept. Jt The mysterious
healing power of Professor William 'Wal
lace Hadley ofihls city, which enables
him to cure hopeless Invalids when doc
tor, drug and all other mean hare
"failed, has aroused widespread wonder
7and cosiment In all circles, physicians and
y scientist being; as much in the dark for
'an explanation as those outside the med
ical profession.
Various attempts to discover this roan's
' secret hare failed, since he has refused to
r disclose the source of his most marvelous
.Tcontrol over disease and his strange pow-
? to slay the clutch of death. Yet the
proven facta and evidence show that In
- hundreds of Instances when patients have
been pronounced hopelessly Incurable and
given id to death by doctors, professor
Hadley has restored them to health so
easily and quickly that It borders closely
upon the miraculous jr divine. These
cures are the more strange and startling
since It Is known that he has discarded
the useless drugs usually prescribed by
vela by a new and wonderful method:
of treatment unlike any heretofore known
to' science. Indeed, one woman goes so
far as to statetbat Professor Hadley
made hcr'heart beat again In her body
when stuk-waa prepared for the grave, and
'lA-titt performed dozens of other seeming
miracles of healing in the face of death.
He claims that there Is no disease he may
Oct cure, and there Is every reason to be
lieve that this claim, startling as It Is, Is
ho more than the literal truth, since the
records show tnat he his cured cancer,
consumption, paralysis, deafness, drug
and liquor habits, and other diseases sup
posed to be Incurable, with the same ease
and certainty that be cured stomach and
kidney troubles, rheumatism, catarrh and
the more common aliments that human
flesh is heir to.
Powerful and peculiar as Is Prof. Hart
ley's ability, an almost equally remark
able thlnx about this roan is the fact
that he Hives his treatment free of charge
to rich and poor alike, devoting himse.f
to the relief of afflicted humanity Inde
pendent of fees or reward. He Is quoted as
saying that he looks upon this poner he
possesses as a divine gift, and that he
teels it Is his duty as a Christian to help
ail who stand In need, without attempt
ing to extort money for his services.
, During a recent Interview with Prof.
Hadley. the eminent scientist firmly but
courteously declined to discuss the secret
of the power that he holds, but finally
was Induced to speak of some of the al
most miraculous cures he has made.
Spcaklnsc of the- case of Joseph R. Stew
art of Camden, N. J., one of his recent
patients. Prof. Hadley said: "Mr. Stew
art had been tpld by various physicians
that he had cancer of the stomach, com
plicated with kidney disease and bowel
trouble, that his case was incurable and
beyond the reach of medicine, and that
he must make the most of what little life
was left to him before death claimed him.
He suffered most terrible agonies, and was
on the verge of the grave when he applied
to me as n lift resort. Notwithstanding
what the doctors bad said. I accepted the
case, put him under my treatment and
cured him. To-day he Is worth n Rood
many dead men. am In a recent letter to
me speaks of his cure as a 'miracle.' Then
there was he case of Mrs. M. WortMng
ton of Egg Harbor. N. J. For twenty -five
years she had been a hopeless invalid from
complicated female troubles, many Ions
months bedridden In hospitals, and pro
nounced hoi lessly Incurable and given up
to e by all her physicians. But sho put
her faith In roe. threw away her old med
icines, and to-dcy is the picture and re
ality of perfect health. I took-the case of
Mr. ;B. C. Bass of El Campo, Tex., after
the doctors had given him up to death
and 'could do -nothing to revive him.
Brought to this condition br the combined
attack of kidney and liver diseases, dropsy
.and articular rheumatism, be suffered the
Moments of the damned and was almost
insane with pain: Doctors and their med
icines failed utterly. But I did not fall., I
mrsl Ms. I restored him -to life and
i num jus even muoiruij jui now i
sirs. Frances m. bates.
Mother of Miss Blanche Bato. Sh- ha-i bien In the theatrical business all her life
and gives some timely advice to "stage-struck"' girls.
career iinlewi you are fitted for It, and
unless sou arc ambitious and not afraid of
hard very hard work." -he answered.
"All clashes teem to think that going
on the ftase is tn e?pieit thing in tne
world: that no preparation ur study 1"
necessary. Acting Is a great art. and
should be studied as persistently and as
serlouply as medicine or law.f Many think
it Is an easy, delightful life. In this they
It was done. Then recently I received this
letter from Mr. Victoria Wallace of
.Great Falls. 3Iont.. which will pe you
an Idea of how my patients regard my
power to cure." The writer copied Jlrs.
Wallace's letter, v.hlch. word for word, is
as follows: "You must be a Divine Healer
gifted of God. to perform such a mliacle
of healing. I was so ill and hid !cen for
many years that I Draycd for death to
end my fluttering my agonies. But the
Great Master knew better, and I believe
he directed me to you that I, might find
life and health. I was a phjslcal "Arrck.
suffering from rheumatism, heirt dtesasc
and acrofula. nervous prostration, and it
seemed like hell at times, the horrors I
can nver cxprcM. I pleaded to Heaven
to take roe home out of my mlycry. I
was in this ttate when you came to my
rescue with your skill ycur heart full of
sjmpathy 2nd skill. You have cured me
so completely that the past seems like a
nightmare, whleh I v-ant to forKet. Tn
the three weeks' treatment I have- crown
twenty years youneefln look". A'thoush
fifty years of age. I fe-I like a woman of
thirty. I marvel at myself. I look for
ward to a long life of ufefulness. You cer
tainly rescusd m from the graie, after
other eminent ohylrlans had failed." And
one from C. P. ilorrell of Cato.Ark..
reads: "You rcm to know Just what the
trouble Is and Just how lo cure It. Here
ftftecvl am through lth quack doctors
andithclr useless drags, for they are not
worth a pinch of salt compared with your
treatment. I was -!ck as lone with liver
ard kldnev disease and stomach trouble
that all ihe blood seemed gone from my
body, and I looked IHv z. corpse readv for
burial. I was so weak snd suffered so
much and ro constantly that I could not
work on my farm as I needed to. Now I
am feeilne wonderfully different. You
have driven th dlseafe out of my body
as you promised. 'and T asure vou that I
am mest thankful for It. I feel that you
saved my life."
"Carns come to mc from all over the
country," continue! the professor, "that
have ha f fled some of the best physicians
and spilsllsts. where one doctor has said
the trouble was one thing and the next
something oIfc. until the patients were at
a loss to know whit disease they really
were suffering from. Is It any wonder
the sufferers fall to get well when they
am rot only treated for the wronn dis
ease, but also given useless medicines on
the hit or rnl plan? Hut I am able to
make a correct end careful dlasmosls of
each rase thst comes to m. and. seeing
the cause, apply the power to rure."
"Hut how about those who- cannot af
ford to come to Xew Ycrk to have, jou
treat them?"
'It does not make the rllchtcs. differ
ence. I cure them In their own homes
Jupt as easllv and Just as surely as If T
went to them or they cam" to me. Dis
tance cannot weaken thc'heallnc power I
have. AH that anyone who- Is I'l In any
wav. from anv raus-v has to do l to
write me a letter. nrMreslr.c Wm, Wal
lace Hadley -nice Si'E 70S Madison ave
nue. Xw York tll!ne me t;ie ."tsease
thev suffer from moil, cr their prlr.iloal
symptoms, age and ;x. and I will clve
them a course of home treatment abso
lutely free of charge."
"Do you really mean that anyone who
Is rJck can write s-ou to be cured, with
out paving you any money?"
"Yes. I mean Just that, t believe that
as a Christian It Is my duty to Gcd and
man to heln all who are In need. When
I have been given tt-e power to cure, I
do not believe that I have the right to
make anyone waste h's money on useless
'rugs when I can hral him without them.
It Is not alone the needles expense, but
mdlclncs and the surccon's knife often
do more harm than eoid. as even the
medical profession will confess If they
speak the truth. We all owe a duty to
our Mlowfsn: we must all serve In one
way or another. Where a rich man glv's
money. I s-Ive halth, I am not a roll-,
llonalre. but I am able to afford to do mv
share towaM rellevlne the rufferlnrs of
mankind. And I am happy to give freely
of rov services wherever thev -arc need
ed. And 1 am especially anxious to cure
any poor mortal who has been told that
his or her case Is incurable, that there Is
no hone left on earth. Or anyone who
has grown weary spcndlnc money on
drujm and doctors In a vain search for
health. If they will write to roe and ac
cept my offer there Is not only hope, but
an almost absolute certainty that they
need be sick no longer. And It is a bless
ing that my. power makes a letter to' me
do Just s8 much good as a personal visit."
o -.. .. .. . .. n. a
are mucn mistaken, and If they enter Into
It with such Ideas they soon become dls
satNfled. "yj one sIicuM fnter the theatrical pro
feIon unley.- they are titled for It."
How arc they to know?"'
"The be?t way to Ilnd out Is to enter a
stock company. In a jeai's time, or even
fix months, they can tell whether there
Is anything In them. Hut some are so
egotistical that they think they are dolne
cicter work when tluy arc not. They
should have a friend who would frankly
tell them their fault:-.
When my daughter went on the rtage !
she did so with the understanding that I
after six months if I told her that there
W.IM nothlncr tn her lvivnml n mlnn narf I
xhe was to leave the stage forever and I
ncter think of It as a profession again. f
let her case, as mine, differs from that
of the aeraee girl who want." to enter
the theatrical rank?. She was born in the
business, and so was I, and her father was
an actor. i
"It makes a vast deal of difference '
whether a girl is brought up in the at
mosphere of the stage or whether she
coms In gieen from the country or some
rmall city."
Her own career being touched upon. Mrs.
Bates mentioned her worlr wtiii her hus
band In Shakespere.in roles, and of her
work In New Orleans during the Civil War.
of how they played to pack'd houses, peo
nls hanginc on. seemingly, by their ee
biowF. while shot and shell fell around
the city. t
"I went through everything from Juven
ile to old woman parts," she explained.
"Two or three years ago I gave up im
portant parts to be with my daughter.
"I objected at first to my daughter go
ing on the stage, because of the hard
work. But when she did go, she went In
a stock company. I would advise every
Mjigu as-pirait to enter a stock company.
The v.orK 's hard, ery hard Indeed, but
It Is the best possible training- I am In
favor of stock companies. Through work
in stock one get a variety of experi
ence, and there Is a better cnance of ad
vancement. "A girl can earn more money on the
stage than she can In any other profes
sion, even at the very first. Vet I would
not adifre a girl to go on the stage unless
hfr parents were perfectly willing. I
would not want my daughter to do any
thing against my wishes. But If a girl's
parents are willing, and she Is ambitious
and lilted for the work, and willing to
work and study. I see no reason why she
should not so on and be successful.
"There Is .10 life that requires as much
study, and wj many restrictions. But I
think It pays to lead a. regular life. An
actress must hae nine hours' sleep, and
ten are better If she can get them, but
nine she must have. She must have thor
ough rest If she gives her audience htr
ben. She may do pleasing work on less
rest, but not her bent. Aside from the
rest, she must take good care of her
health, and he must take plenty of out
door exercise. Walking Is one of the
best forms of exercise. I am a great
Wdlker. I frequently walk three and four
miles before breakfast.
"I woull not .idvlse young girls going
on the stage. A girl should not enter the
life until her character Is well formed.
unlpcj he has her mother with her.
Nineteen or 20 Is plenty young enough.
The work is to lird that a young girl Is
llabld to break donn under the strain."
'tn.3 remark nude Just a tiny opening
for me to si P a question In that I had
been wanting to ask. et hejltated -to, be
cause It seemed irrelevent to ask a woman
lil-e Mrs. Bates about the moral-atmo'-phrre
of tho stage. Seated In the cozy
fitting-room with Mis. Bates rocking
back and forth In a willow rhalr. while a
large Angora cat purrtd at her feel, it was
hard to think of her being behind the fool
lights, even In the dear, lovable grand
dame parts. I expected every moment to
see her bring out her roll of knitting and
make the bright nccdlts flash In and out.
Not that Mrs. Bates Is "old tlmey," not a
bit of It. for she Is as bright and abreast
with the times as a city editor of a great
dally, but she Is one of the few women
who have grown old grncofullv and at the
same- tlnitf retained their youthful spirit.
"What of the moral atmosphere of the
stsqc and the temptations?"' I a'.:cd. Mrs.
Bates's kindly brewn eyes flashed, she
stopped rucking and leaned forward In her
chair. Now she was In the defensive
'The morale of the profession is better
ing steadily, and the highly cultured, ac
comp Izhed and brainy actress Is now the
rule In the dramatic compmics rather
than the exception.
"If there are tcmptitlor.s they come from
without and not w.lhln. If a girl Is seri
ous and willing to work she has no time
to consider temptations Trom the outside.
A theatrical company nowadays Is more
like a large family than an) thing else,
and the members arc Interested in each
"If a g'rl wants to remain pure and re
tain lir womanly dignity sho can do so
on the stage as "eosl.y as rhe can In her
mother's parlo-. Because some of the
profession have led undesirable lives, the
UJbllc woald brand each Individual mem
ber with a rarlet letter. One will find
the black sheep In all walks of llf;, in all
professions. ,
"So many clrl3 enter the profersion with
an Idea that it is n lite of gasetv. and
hat It Is one continual round of pl'Meife.
Thev are noon dlsll!ulon'7ed. and they
rhlrk the hard work -and accent the temp
tation because of the tinsel .md glitter.
They soon realize that they have snipped
a bubble. And becruse of their downfall
the moralists cry: The stage! Iook, se
the lulu the s'agc h' wioupht."'
"An a matter of fact, such girls would
not remain womanly In any sphere of life.
"The Idea that an actress cr an actor
dees not make a good wife cr husband Is
falrc. We haie some cf the han-
plert married couplet In the world In the
profession. There Is James K. Hackett
and Mar- Mannerlng, who understand
each other perfectly, and they are the
happlert couple In tbe world. Mr. Hackett
Is an ld'al husband, and he Is Just as
cood a son as he Is a husband. Miss
Minncrlng Is an Ideal wife. Then there Is
Itlchsrd Manrfleld. who is so erratic and
high tempered on the stage, but he is a
perfect husband, nnd his domestic life
very hapv. and there is E. H. Sothern
and his wife, Virginia Harned: where can
yri' find a more devoted couple?"
"So you think a girl with a fair amount
of talent can be successful on the stage,
arid that the raonl atmosphere is as pure
as that of any other sphere?"
"I certainly do think the atmosphere as
puro In theatrical circles as. In any other.
If Is what the girl makes fcr herself no
matter In what profer'on. As to the other
question, if she hns talent and Is not afraid
of work she win succeed."
And after havlrg sptnt an hour In the
P.ates homo and a talk with Mrs. Bates,
the mother, actress and burlness manager,
I. too, felt that a great deal. If not every
thing, that noes to make a trulv womsnly
woman depended upon the Individual
woman. And I wished that there were
ir-ore mothers In the world like Mrs. F.
M. Brtes. The world would be the bet
ter for tbem, . ANJTA JIOOKE.
Came into existence. Of course we know that the plan has
besn abussd by some unprincipled stores, but that is no reason
why the buying of a heme on time payments is not really the
best way. It is not wise, even if you have the monsy, to pay
it all out at once, and if you haven't the money,
GUI? System
Bs a Godsend!
We furnish a home complete.
A Parlor, Bedroom and Kitchen.
with the very choicest O1
and best furniture and fj
carpets, worth $125,
for only -- .---
$5.00 A MONTH.
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Of Nashville. Tcnr., recording secretary of
the United Daughters of tho Confed
eracy. The national convention of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy will hold
its annual meeting In this city, beginning
at 10 o'clock next Tuesday mbralng, and
closing at the stroke of midnight on Sat
urday. The exercises will be held In Con
vention Hall. No. 911 Vandevcnter avenue.
Tho, delegates who arrive by train will
be the recipients of attention from the
Sons of Veterans. All delegates who wear
a bit of red ribbon, thus signaling to their
friends that they are come to tho clty
to attend the U. D. C. Convention, will
find the Sons courteous and helpful.
Mrs. Annie Washington Rapley, presi
dent of 'the Missouri Division, U. D. C,
fcaa been In charge of the local arranffe-
EXCEPT BY DEGREES. The salaried man and the
workingman had no credit in fact, ncbody who needed
credit had any credit, until
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Six S-lnch cooking holes, lS-lnch
oven, warmln? closet, largo fu'I
fir- box-cverythlng first clas
tho best blued planished steel
nothing to equal this J-V-.W Range
cer offered
H. J. NATHAN, President.
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Photograph by Rosch.
Director of the Society of Children of the
Intents. Delegates who wish to be In
formed about convention news win una
the registrar. Mrs. Robert McCullough, at
A. 001 insraln Carpet, cut from 95c, SOc and 75c to oTOe
Good Brussels Carpet, cut from $1.10. J1.00 and 90c to.0Bo
llest Velvet Carpet, cut from 11.40, JI.30 and $1.2 to..00e
Wm l.y apt Utti All Cvptt A6rtrtlui Tklt nk Fret of Char f
HMt OIlltArS flA- YJO..M. T IhaIa.. . 0. ., ... .mm
worth 35c..
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President MIs-ouri Division. U. D. C.
Convention Hall through the sessions, and
Mrs. George H. Hunt will be In charge
of an Information bureau there.
Mrs. Augustine Smythe of Charleston.
S. C. the president general, will preside.
Mrs. John P. Hickman of NashvIIIei
Tcnn., W national secretary, and Mrs. Vir
ginia Faulkner McSherry corresponding1
Mrs. Kapley solved a perplexing ques
tionby the aid of two little Daughters of
the Confederacy. Misses Lucille Hopkins
and Katherine Lelth of this city. These
little girls drew slips of paper from two
hats, and upon these slips were written
the names of the State delegations and
the number of the seats. Texas, by this
unprejudiced method of apportionment.won
the first place and Missouri the last. This
latter seems a courtesy Indeed, and is In
harmony with the wishes of the enter
tuininc division.
Headquarters for the delegates will be
at the Hamilton Hotel. A number of fe
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la all ito kj $50 or mt.
Yon pt H wife lie first toil
Carpets and Rugs,
SiK Ingrain JT.S0 Rugs
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9x10-6 Brussels J18.0D Rugs
0x12 Brussels J2LC0 Rugs
3x12 Velvet CSCO Rugs
9x12 Axmlnster 110 CO Rugs
worth 75c..
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j unjun:uiiii ft oirnw jiauinr.
Mandate kind
cial functions have been arranged for the
members of the conv-Mlcn and visitors.
The Mr mortal Society, Mra. Cclerte Piin,
president, will give a reception to the
g'neral officers and deleca'es at the Wom
an's Club, from S5 to tl p. m. on Thurs
dav. Friday will be U. D. C. Day at the Fair.
The Missouri building will be the scene of
a reception to the Daughters from 11
o'clock a. m. to 1 p. m . on that day. at
which President Francis. Governor Docic
ery. Mayor Wells anJ M T. Davis of ue
Missouri Commls-or. will speak.
The president of the MIrsoun dlvlsij-i.
Mrs. Annie Washintrn Kapley. will en
tertain at 1-inchn crirpllmentary to the
general officers and State pre-Idents at 1
p. m. on Frldiy. at the Tyrolean Alps.
Friday afternoon tin Uoard of Lady
Managers will iivo a nceptlon to the
Daughter at the 'Vonan's buIIdins;.,fMm
4 to 6 p. m. The Texas division will gin.
a reception at the Totis building from 3
tc 11 p. m. on r-iCy cvrnlng. The Con
federate Veterans and Siiii of Veterans
will entertain the l.Mug .trs at the Mis
sissippi building from 8 tn 10 o'clock ci
fcriday evenlmr.
Mrs. H. N. Speicer '. this city, who is
one of the delegates firm Missouri, ha3
halted the vlsltin-I cfarr- and delegate
to view the Veiled Prophet's parade from
her house. No 2725 "Aashlngton avenue.
The Vell?d Prophet will compliment the L
i. . u. Dy laving nis nana piay"Dude ,
In mssing Mm i-p reel's residence, and!
saluting tne JaciitF.
Drowning;. Kins Jt Co. Exhibit Cor- 'v
rect V. r. Ball Attire.
Browning King & Co. of Broadway and
Pine street have a beautiful display- ar
ranged In their window, representing tie
Veiled Prophet's ball, which win tak
place on Tuesday night- The object of
this display is to show the correct attire
to be worn on this occasion, and from an
artistic standpoint leaves' nothing to be
In the center a figure of the Veiled
Prophet is seated upon the throne, ar
rayed in the original costume worn by th
"Veiled Prophet of last year, and which
waa made at a cost of MStt. Surrounatnir
the throne, the colors of the Veiled
Prophet, red, orange and purple, are
draped in the form of a circle, while di
rectly to the right Is stationed, the In
cense stand, the fire effect being attained
by the ure of red ribbon. The Prophet
holdi In h!u hand a parchment, written In
both English and Arabic, reading. 1 shall
appar in your beloved city. October 4.
The foreground Is devoted to a display
of gentlemen's evenlre attire, of which
Browning. King & Co. are at present
making a special feature.
The arrangement of color and scheme in
this d'sptay reflects much credit upon Its
designer, W,-Br Hale.
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