THE ST. LOTTIS REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. OCTOBER 18. 1904.
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U, an' exceptionally interest ius ilis-play. as al-i i
the liioprnnl: ilriuoo.-tration. in .the t:iiiie lKilat-e.
ilhKtnttfas'life ami iniltirtrr'ln'Xelir.iska.
After all is .-aid about tilt- St. Louis kXosiliuii.
the n:o-t I:i-tlnjr tlimiiilit will be developed by thi
State and Territory dfeplays and events. If the
'Irreat countries of tlie world iiartieipate, so do lue
great Commonwealths of the JJri.inIiliv. The State
and Territory exhibits and celebration's indicate the.
re:L-u.N fur deep patriotism and show the cause for
tbi- love among tin- States for each and all.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER IS. 1004.
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W. E. Out. Business Manager of The Ft. Louis Re
public, being duly sworn, says that Hie actual number
of full and complete copies of the Da fly and Sunday
Republic printed during the month of September, 1304,
ill In regular cditiojs. was as per schedule below:
, . . . 1 07J100
Total for the month..
Les all copies spoiled in printing, left over
Net number distributed. tI.237.77S
Average daily distribution 107,020
And said W. B. Carr further says that the number of
copies returned and reported unsold during the month
of September was 8.W per cent. W. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of
September. J. F. FARISH.
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ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY.
The oldest educational institution In St. Louis
celebrates to-day the, seventy-fifth anniversary of
its foundation. It is appropriately designated an a
"Diamond Jubilee." and the St. Louis University
can congratulate itself upon the splendid record it
ha made in the three quarters of a century that
have elapsed, since it firet opened Its doors to the
youth of St. Louis.
Between 1S29 and JfKH the learned and devout
fathers of the Society of Jesus who have conducted
this really prcat- establishment of learning have
had many thousands of pupils in their charge. They
have come not alone from St. Lonls. but from every
State of the Mississippi Valley, from the far Terri
tories of the Rrcat Southwest and many even from
the neighboring Republic of Mexico. So from an
exceptionally wide field congratulations are pouring
In from the old students who have heard with loving
pride that the Alma Mater Is greater to-day in its
venerable age than in any other of its seventy
The whole people of St. Louis Join in the con
gratulations this anispicious event evokes. The St.
Louis University has been no insijnsiiicant factor in
the life and development of the city and its people
gratefully acknowledge the service it has rendered.
ALASKA AXD NEBRASKA DAY.
The diversity of life, territory, resources and gen
eral advancement In different parts of .tht;f IJjjited
States is visible with rare distinctness in the Alaska
and Nebraska celebrations at the St. Louis Expo
sition, coming after the Connecticut. California.
Michigan. Iowa and Texas events. Each State has
ib? characteristic". Each is an essential one in the
To every American the varieties of his country
are known, at least In a broad way., Though he
never may have pacd beyond the limits of his own
city or the boundaries of his own State be bas a
more or less truthful impression of each section of
the country. Every citizen has acquired through
the instinct of patriotism or by reading and study
pome reliable knowledge of his country's Common
wealths. But prior to the"Yor!d's I'air the State character
istics and the common tie among all State and Ter
ritories was not so well shown and exemplified. In
this respect the State celebrations are as instructive
gnd inspiring as the State exhibit and buildings.
Last week the Colonial celebration of Connecticut
was held in that State's attractive Colonial build
ing, and recollection traveled back to the Revolu
tionary War and Independence. To-day the Ne
braska celebration directs attention to another part
of the country and carries the mind of the I.onisi
ana Purchase to the later pioneer days, while the
Alaska celebration creates a picture of that distant,
rich land and recalls the acquisition of Alaska, from
Russia ly purchase.
The Alaska and Nebraska celebrations, to-day
onght to turn -visitors with more interest to the
exhibits made by this Territory and State. The
displays are typical. The Alaska building's attrac
tion is heightened by the attached Indian houses and
the gigantic totem poles -which stand in front. Here
is an impression of the Territory. As Is expected,
the exhibits include gold, minerals and fnrs; but, as
may not be expected, they Include agricultural,
horticultural, transportation, educational and art
features, all of which combine to produce a new
idea as to Alaska and Its development
.Nebraska has no special building, but it lias an
enthusing display, portraying the Stale's principal
resources and activities. YYhile the display extends
Into all of the Exposition palaces, the best exhibits
arc fn the Palaces of Agriculture and Mines, and
these two exhibits onght to be seen by cVery visitor.
The beet-sugar, factory in the- Palace of .Agriculture
.MISSOURI IN THE WORLD'S EYE.
The world with its eye on the pV-onJe of .Missouri
Is wondering what they are going to do about
th!.- lioodle issue. Will Missouri'; disposition of the
question next mouth fully satisfy the expectations
of the world of the New Yorkers who have fol
lowed our course, of the Californians who liave
read about us and our reforms, of the Chicagoau.
the Rostonian. the man from Florida, the Arizonisn,
the fellows in the London clubs, the Americans in
Paris, the people in Sydney, Australia, in Manila and
in Honolulu, the alert p:i-eiigers on shipboard who
scan the Mareouigrams. the traveler in the smoking
car who looks over the paper will all these people
who keep track of the world's news be satisfied on
the morning after election with what shall have
been done In this State?
The world will eagerly await the returns from
the State which is testing the boodle Issue. It will
ran Its eye down the columns and skip other mat
ters to see how the Folk movement has fared. Mis
souri's news will be the most Important of that
day. both in point of fact and in point of Interest.
It has been over two years since the universal
public began, to notice big headlines about boodle
exposures in St. Louis. Months before that the
public had been habituated to look for St. Louis
Items telling of the vast Exposition project. But
boodling news possessed a tricking, fastening quality
of human interest. It dealt with a big question in
daily affairs: a question of business and government
and politics: and there was a hero- in the story, too
a lighter. Mankind loves To Svatcli a fight and
especially one against odds. In Missouri the story
of Dnvid anJ Coliath was apparently being en
acted ove." agcin. What human being's ears can
resist th-f kitd of tale? The transactions in our
Four Coii.m iltevr a universal fire of attention.
Missouri did not disappoint the public, alert for
sensation. Day by day developments fed the interest-appetite.
St. Louu? became the world's prin
cipal source of news. Paris papers, Berlin papers.
London. Rome, St. Petersburg and even Boston pa
pers daily spread the record of Folk's fight with
corruption across their front pages. Thonsands upon
thonsands of Easterners who were not conscious of
any country we.-t of the AHeghanies became con
vinced that at least St. I.ouK Mo., stood out
there: and countless multitudes of foreigners sud
denly acquired the idea that St. Louis was the
uiot important metropolis. If not in the world. a,t
any rate in this country. loiter these foreigners
who previously hadn't known that Washington. D.
C, was the capital of the United Statps learned
that Jefferson City was the capital of MIssonri. The
cosmopolite moral thought speculated on the power
of right. We were gossiped about. "Missouri" was
pronounced in as many different dialects as there
are translatiocK of the St, James version.
And the universe became educated to the prin
ciple involved in the tight. It was not the mere
news feature, the 'sensation. which-Mield their in
terest. People's sympathies wpre enlisted for the
effort to cast out a deep-rooted malady: and in many
cnos the sympathies grew out of like sufferings.
Missouri was trying a cure, undergoing an opera
tion, demonstrating a method. Missouri's success
or failure meant success or failure for other com
munities. And the proposition caught and fixed
a deeper intellectual interest. Students of govern
ment came to regard Missouri's test as a crux which
would liave its effect upon political history as an
indication bearing vitally on the question. How
will the people govern themselves? Shall the sub
tle, powerful anarchy of corruption overthrow pop
ular rule? Shall the iower of purchase supercede the
power of the people? The significance of your vote
next month is vaster than that of any vote you
ever cast or probably ever will cast. A national
and even international concern attends it; to some
extent a nation's and a hemisphere's morals hang
Misourinns should behave superbly in the crisis.
They should realize the deep meaning of their con
duct, and act with the consciousness that they are
in the world's eye. Of course, the exalted principle
of official and governmental integrity will be eus
Liiued at the polls bnt in what manner, to what
extent? Will the ieopIe vindicate the right by a
mere "normal majority" or will they exhibit a
triumph of intelligent citizenship which shall fully
satisfy the world's hopes and expectations? The
triumph has been advertised will it come as billed?
It is of immerse and immediate importance to the
citizens of St. Louis and the people of the State
generally to carry the day with a hurrah that shall
resound around the globe. Let us make the most of
our opportunities on November S. Let us move the
State up a. peg in universal esteem.
Tlie effect of our action will lie profound at this
time with the big Interrogation, the result of two
or three y?ars of constant publicity and exploita
tion, suspended in the great public mind. What
ever we may do in the future may not concern the
world so much. From die standpoint of "public
spirit." of Missouri patriotism, of citizenship, it be
hooves us to shoot our bolt now!
From the standpont of business it is the oppor
tunity of Missouri's lifetime. Consider the effect
which the news from this Commonwealth niwt
have upon State credit, values, commerce, industry,
nonest administration of law means much.
How will the news of the election affect the man
who has money invested In Missonri?
How will It influence the man wiio Is contemplat
ing an Investment here: the man who is thinking
of building a factory here; the man who is think
ing of doing his buying here: the man who is de
liberating upon moving-bis family here: who is con
sidering Missouri from the standpoint of bis own
Go to the polls on November's and add to ths
volume of the voice which will proclaim to ail men
that this Commonwealth which generations of honest
men have built In safely and solidly bedrocked on
the right and that our affairs are In good hands.
There are seven hundred thousand rotes in 3Iis
souri. The welfare of Missonri needs them alL The
honor of Missouri demands them ail. The glory
of Missonri deserves them all.
THOSE EASTERN MAGAZINES.
Mr. Walbridgc demurs to the exposure and prose
cution of boodling. for the reason, as he says, that
the consequent advertisement is a bad thing for
Missouri. The Eastern magazines, he regrets, have
a way of exploiting Missouri that is disadvantage
ous. The truth Is that the only Injury ever directed
against this community by an. Eastern magazine con
sisted in an allegation that Missourians were "shame
less." There' were too many people, -McCJure's con- f
tended, who were tolerant of boodling. Every MUs-f-ourhin
who read that article resented .it.
Jlr. Steffens would doubtless class s "shame
less" a member of the House of Delegates, Pres-ident
of the City Council, Mayor of St. Louis and candi
date for Governor who did not and doe not favor
aggressive measures against boodlers. He would
also clahS as "shameless" a candidate who received
and encouraged the support of the boodlers.
Had Mr. Steffens confined his criticisms to some
politicians and candidates and let citizenship alone
he would have incurred no resentment by his article
The people are not "shauieles." They favor the
most rigid antagonism to boodling and the boodle
system. They pride themselves upon the fact that
the State has eliminated l)oodliiig. They regard the
exploitation of that fact as the most desirable pul-
licity. believing ibat It Is good for Missouri to be
known as a State which will not abide corruption.
Incidentally, the people will not abide the
thought of a Governor who would not war against
the lioodiers. but who by his demurrer to "injurious
advertisement" virtually declares amity to them and
bids for their votes.
Mr. Folk's personality and the principle for which
he stands are not tho "only unique features of the
Missonri campaign. Quite as unusnal is the fact
that a year ago every prominent Republican daily
paper in the State was warmly supporting Folk,
while this fall every one of them is bitterly fighting
him. And the only difference In Folk is that he has
accepted a Democratic romlnation. Tills spectacle
of newspaper Insincerity is a new proof of the aban
doned pie-partisanship of the Republican organs.
New York is fortunate In not having a newspaper
like the St. Louis Globe, which at one time declares
the registration to be padded, at another time de
clares that citizens have not registered, at another
times advises by insinuation against registration
and at another time advises registration. New York
has newspapers of many sorts and there has been
a battle over election methods, but none have gone
back on themselvesi more thaa once.
Though St. Louis may not have an Independent
House of Delegates, it will have to get rid of ob
structionists and tricksters. The majority In the
present House is returning to the old level and In
so doing Illustrates the necessity of electing Dele
gates who always can be relied upon to vote as the
people wish them to vote and behave as they should
MRS. J, L. D. MORRISON RECEIVES;
TEA PARTY GIVEN BY MRS. REID
Mr. Walbridge's campaign manager praises the
work of the Circuit Attorney's office. Too bad that
he can't truthfully say something good about Mr.
Walbridge's official work?. Mr. Walbridge has filled
several offices but it really takes the Globe to tell
what Mr. Walbridge didn't do In the days when cor
ruption was "an open secret."
The attendance, at the World's Fair now exceeds
000,000 a week, thus promising a total of 20,000.000.
But. as there still are seven weeks of the Exposition,
it should be possible, with special events, to go
beyond this limit
The African pygmies have lost their individuality
in donning khaki uniforms. However, we may
teach them militarism.
The Jinn Who Client. Ills Work.
Saturday Evening Post.
An employer of 'thousand" of men was asked what
thing In all his large operations gave him the most con
cern: "The man who does a little less than Is expected
of him." was the reply. "Ha Is the dangerous factor In
all business. The absolute failure we readily discover
and discharge, but the "almosts" escape detection for
month and often for years, and they make our losses
as well as our fears," and with a very sirlous smile
he added, "The drip in business Is worse than the leak."
It Is a condition tbat is sis old as human experience.
Eighteen and a half centuries ago Seneca put it in these
words: "Some portion of our tim is taken from us by
force: another portion Is stolen from us; and another
slips away. But the most dlgraceful loss is that which
arises from our own negligence; and If thou wilt seri
ously observe, thou shalt perceive that a great part of
life flits from 'those who do evil, a greater from those
who do nothing, and the whole from those who do not
accomplish tho business which they think they are do
ing." Thousands of men fancy they are fulfilling their duty
to their employers and to their tasks by keeping hours
and perfoiming Just enough to. hold on to their positions.
They have an idea that to do more would be to give
larger service than their -compensation required. They
object to what they bcllex-e would be extra value. "The
old man shan't get more than he's, paying for," Is the
Possibly it ne-er strikes these trimmers tbat In cheat
ing their work they are doing double damage: they are
injuring their employers much, but they are robbing
themselves more; they are. in fact, losing everything In
life that is worth while. They fare worse than If they
did nothing at all. for time with all its precious, values
slip entirely from them and leaves no substance or
Half doing soon brings undoing. It Is the nine-tenths
doing or the ninety-nine one-hundredths doing that
bleeds business and saps character.
The Halite Squadron.
It Is evident that we have here a formidable array
of vessels, and if It were not that we have come to
doubt the ability of the Russians to realize the proper
use of such a squadron, we might expect it, la spite
of the difficulties which are apparent, at least to create
a diversion by Its arrival in the far East. But it
seems almost hopeless to expect the Russians to utilize
their naval strength as ther might. Had even half this
fleet been sent to the far East as soon as it could hae
been got together, affairs might have had a very differ
ent complexion when Admiral Vitoft made his famous
sortie from Port Arthur. Unfortunately for themselves,
the Russtui5 failed to realize this, and if it be true
that they have at last decided to dispatch the squadron,
under Admiral Rozhdcslvcnsky to the scene of action,
they would appear to have learnt nothing by experi
ence. Starting In October, and making its way leisurely,
the squadron would arrive early In January, when Vlad
ivostok l certain to be frozen up. and Port Arthur
quite as certainly in the hands of the Japanese. It
would therefore" appear a wiser plan to take the squadron
for a cruise, perfecting it is a war machine by training
and exercise. Tho Admiral, by all accounts; is just the
man to do this: and as he has been relieved of his
difficulties In regard to coaling by the benevolent atti
tude of the French and Germans, the necessity for haste
is not immediately obvious.
A Japnntzeil .American.
Xew York Sun.
Lafcadio Heam. who died at Tokio September M. is
sincerely mourned throughout Xlppon, where he waa con
sidered the great interpreter of Japanese life and spirit.
Ills untimely death Is Indeed a. loss to both Japan and
America, for now that the little island kingdom Is com
ing so prominently forward among the nation?, an inti
mate acquaintance with her traditions, peculiarities and
ideals Is a desirable and even necessary acquisition. Mr.
Heam was only 54 years old, was. wedded to a Japanese
wlfs and bore the Japanese name of Koizumi Yakurao.
Tlie People' Party ana noose-relt.
Thomas E. Watson in The Independent.
The People's party combats Roosevelt, the open enemy
who boldly proclaims and fights for those worst features
"of privilege and class legislation which we abhor. They
are undemocratic, they are Hamiltocian. they tend to
the rule of the favored few and the enrichment of the
favored, nonproducing few. TVe will Sight him to the
bitter end. but it is possible to respect a manly foe, who
Is worthy of your steel, and who will give you a free
field and a fair figct.
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Pnolograjsh fcy Gerhard Sisters.
3USS AL.1CB UltL-.
a South Side pianist, who has been" heard at the Fair and at private concerts this
Mrs. J. L. D. Morrison of Xo. 540 I.in
dell boulevard gave hr firr large enter
tainment of the Wcrld's Fair season last
evening in the form of a reception for her
daughter and son-in-law. Mr. anil Mrs.
Clark Carr, who are visiting her. having
come up from their Xew Mexico ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr formerly lived in St.
Iroula but of late years have frequented
Xew Mexico, where they own extensive
property, and. now spend their summer? on
a large ranch about SCO miles from Albu
querque. They are building a new house
In Albuquerque, which is to to their winter
The reception was primarily intended to
bring all of Mr. and Mrs. Carr"s o!d friends
together, but it bore an unmistakable
World's Fair tinge as well, since almost
everybody of any prominence in official,
armr. foreiim. enmmb-.-don and St. I.ouis
exclusive sets nas present Almost a thou
sand invitations were sent out. ana tu;:y
SOO or TOO guests accepted.
ma eparunenis wero simpiy. yet eneci
tvely. aecorated. the ballroom having mere
ly green?, with a screen of handsome ferns
and palms for the stringed orchestra.
Shower bouquets of roses and comos
adorned the other rooms, while In the re
freshment room the soft lleht of randies
was used exclusively, contributing much
to tho artistic effect.
Mtr Morrison received in a costume of
pale lavender Chinese crepe, profusely dec
orated with orlceles old roe point. Some
handsom diamonds completed her cos
tume. Mrs. Carr was in pale blue satin,
trimmed in gauze de Venice and point
lace, with fine old heirloom pearls for her
In the receiving line with Mrs. Morrison
and Mrs. Carr aere Mrs. Daniel M. Hou
ser. who wore white moire and point
d'Alencon. with many Jewels; Mrs. Guido
Pantaleonl. Mrs. Clemens and Miss Zcrilna
GIVES TEA PARTT.
Mrs. Robert Reld of Xo. 313 X'orth Xew
stead avenue gave a tea yesterday after
noon, for Mrs. Howard J. Rogers, soon to
depart from St I-ouIf. and also to
Madame Boris Ixmtzky of Berlin. About
13) ladles, friends whom Mrs. Held has
seen much of during the Fair sea;os.
presented themselves after 4' o'clock in
the pretty rooms, and were received by
the hostess, the two honored guests and
Mrs. Tom Randolph.
Pink and white cosmos in tall vases,
with bunches of American beauties and
many delicate ferns made the house at
tractive. Miss Mary Randolph. Miss
Kathryn Rogers and Misj Dorothy Sar
geant served punch.
Mrs. Reld will runaln in St. Iviuls prob
ably until February, as it will not be un
til that month that Mr. Reid completes
his World's Fair matters.
They will probably spend the winter in
California, en route to Portland, where
they expect to begin another fair, the
lwis & Clark Exposition..
Mrs. Reid's costume yesterday was a
fine white net. brocaded in pale pink
roses and their foliace. and trimmed with
shirrines. much white silk hand-work and
some tine laces. Mrs. Rocers was in
white silk and lace: Mrs. Randolph. In
white Brussels net; and Madame I-outzky
in pale-green liberty silk, with in
Crustaceans of point lace.
Among those who called were many
Wednesday Club and D. A. R. members,
some of them being:
Wajhlastoa E. Fi3-
r. It. Aroi-b-.
A. t Shapi'Ich.
Grace X.rons of Xew
Mr. and Mrs- Jannicg. was married on
Wednesday. October 12. to Herman Sand.
The ceremony was performed at 3 a. m
at the SS. Peter and Paul's Church.
Miss Elizabeth Sand, a sister of the
bridegroom, was bridesmaid, and Henry
Jannlng wa3 best man. The bride wore
whits louisine trimmed In duchesse lace,
a veil of white tulle, cautrht with white
roses, and carried a large shower touquet
or wnite roses. The bridesmaid wore
white organdy and lace, and carried a
bouquet of pink carnations.
A large reception followed at the homo
of the bride's parents, at Xo. lies Geyer
Jcbn A. Orfcervia.
Prancl" A. far!.
tn. D. C:
Kate Cat I
GERMAX SACRED COXCERT.
Two hundred fashionables n-ceptod Doc
tor Theodor Lewatd's invitation to a sa
cred concert In tho German section. Fal
aco of Varied Industries, on Sunday cfter
noon. Refreshments were served after the
excellent programme of orchst--aI pr.il or
gan music, and the afternoon proved sig
nally successful. Some of thoe who en
joyed the German Commissioner General's
hospitality were: Mr. and Mr. 1. R. Fran
cis. Mr. and Mrs. F. D. HIrchberg. Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Meier. Mr. and Mrs.
E. G. F. Meier. Mr. and Mrs. C. I. HII
leary. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. HlebinKer. Mr.
and Mrs. Goodman King. ?.Ir. Willard J.
Thornton with Miss Julia Whitinc of Bos
ton. Mass.. a guest of Mist Moscll iTice;
Doctor Berrays and Miss Tarlsla, Bernays.
Mr. and Mrs. Saunders Norvll. Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Ockerson. Mr. and Mr-. W.
B. Becktold. Mr. and Mrs. Da--J Suit mere.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pretonns. Mr. and
Mrs. Hanford Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. E.
F. "Wiederholdt. Mr. and Mr.Y. M. Crun
deu. Mr. and -Mrs. U. R. RUckm-r. Chaf
frey Lackland. David Ranlc-m and Mr. and
Mrs. George Willard Teasdale.
1. V. Stonedpher of Xo. K0T Selbv place
and Miss X-ucretia Pritchett cf Venice,
ni.. were married in the rarlors cf the
Scond Christian Church Sunday evening
shortly before the regular services. The
ceremony was performed by Uie Reverend
W. Davis Pittman In tlie oresence of
friends and relatives of the couple.
AXXOUXCE THEIR WEDDIXG.
Miss Marie Marcella Xorris and Frank
P. Toier of Webster Groves have just
announced to their Mends that they were
quietly married September' 3 by the Rev
erend Fiither Kane. A large church wed
dln" had been planned for late in Novem
ber but Mr. Tozcr found that for busi
ness reasons It would bo impossible to
carry out' the original plans. They no
tified the bride's parents that they pre
ferred a quiet wedding at an earlier date.
Mr. and Mrs. Tozer will be at borne to
their friends after November 1 at X'o.
427 Swan a.venue. South Webster Groves.
SAXD-JAXXIXG WEDDIXG. .
Miss Magdalene Janclng, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Et A. do Camrf of Chica
go gave a very pretty dinner party at
Hotel Jefferson. Sunday evening, for Mrs.
M. Davis of Philadelphia. J. Ware Walker
or spnngneia. ill., and v. j. layior.
Mrs. de Carnpl was formerly Miss Sadio
Webb of Alabama, and is a niece of Doe
tor William Webb of St Louis. She went
to school In this city and is being much
entertained bv ner gincooa inenaa atir
lng her visit to the Fair.
This afternoon at 5 o'clock Mrs. Jame
How of Xo. 4170 Llndell boulevard will
give a tea. for Mrs. Charles Soulo of
Boston, who ts her guest. Mrs. Eotile was
a resident of St. Louis In her girlhood
days, and is remembered as Miss Lulu
Harwell, ane was comiexaporaxy wxin tno
Countess Mackln (Sally Britain), with
Mrs. Taylor or New lork (Julia wiggles)
and with Mrs. Hazard of Rhode Island
The Board of Lady Manager Issued
cards yesterday lor a reception to the
Colonial Dames on Thursday evening,
October 3Qt from t to 11 o'clock.
MlM Xlice Booth of Xo. 12CC Wright
street, entertained m. few friends Mon
day evening at her home In honor of her
cousin. Miss AJbbls Hunter of Paris, Tex.
These present. wer:
Abb! Hunttr. Xetti Halland.
Fadl GaJlaa-tr. Frances Brosaa,
Grac Laub. Paxl M&dtey oc St.
Loa Brwas. Joeeab.
Eui-ne Wrlgley of At Schsab,
Atlanta. Ga.: HarryPrasa.
IVMie r-arrJ:. L7I0 BUnchaxd.
Tom llontcunx. Harry Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Buck are at the
Waldorf-Astoria, Xew York.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Johnsoa and their
nttie son and daughter. Lewis and Bessie.
departed last evening for their home in
Autin. Tex. They have been the guests
of Mrs. Johnson's sister. Mrs. C W. Den
nis of Xo. 4707 Virginia avenue. They were
accompanied by Mr. and 3Ira. Arthur
Doctor Samuel Mitchell of MinneaDOlis.
Minn., is visiting relativea on Forest Park
boulevard. He will go to California after
seeing the imposition.
The E. T. C Club has Issued Invitations
to its first informal dance of th season,
to take place Friday evening. October 3.
at Xo. Sit X'orth Vandeveater avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walters cf Xo. IS34
Papln street gave a farewell dinner Sat
urday evening In honor of Mr. and Mis.
Voiles Gallaher of Gainesville. Tex., who
have been visiting in the city and &t the
Miss Clara G. Shepard of Ashtabula. O
and ber friend. Mrs. Greer, are the guests
of Mrs. C. A. Hopkins. Miss Shepard was
for some years a resident of St. Louis, and
was the founder and for some time the
principal of Hosmer Hall. Their tlsit will
be somewhat long, as Miss Shepard plans
not only to do the Fair, but to renew ac
quaintance with many St. Louis friends
before returning to Ohio.
NEW BILL AT COLUMBIA-"BEN-HUR'S"
Mary Shaw, who once upon a. time fared
forth in Ibsen's plays, has returned to
comedy. At the Columbia. last night she
delighted her audience for some thirty
minutes In a cleverly conceived little
sketch, called "The Silent Systjm." She
assumed the part of a shrewish wife, with
Just a trace of klndlines to make you like
her. In the hands of & less skillful act
ress tho spectacle of an unreasonable
woman opposing an equally firm but tact
ful husband, would have Ucked humor.
Miss Shaw knew Just how to exaggerate
funny femininity. The result was a
piquant character study that amounted
auncst to a monologue.
Elizabeth Murray was as happy In Irish
folk ditties as In her coon sons. Glllett's
dog3 proved to be about the oest animal
act seen here this fall. Frank Gardner
and Lottie Vincent appeared in en ob
streperous sketch that enabled Gardner
to Introduce his freak dancing. Reiff
Brothers and Trask and Gladden were
seen In neat song-andnlance specialties.
Hal Godfrey offered his one-act playet
"The Liar." La Petite Adelaide. Ecbby
Carroll and Delmore and Oneida com
pleted the MIL
"Ben-Hur" began its third week at the
Olympic before a. large audience. Unlike so
many plays taken from novels. "Ben
Hur" has been deftly handled. It brings
out the bone and sinew of General Wal
lace's story and holds the Interest from
the first to the last curtain. The demands
of dramatic sequence are adhered to.
The story of "Ben-Hur" Is familiar to
everyone. In the play the main Incidents
are faithfully set forth. A special matinee
will be given on Thursday in addition to
the regular matinees.
Special matinee performances of "The
Pit" will be given at the Century Friday
and Sunlay afternoons- There will also
be an extra performance Suaday night.
Groceries at Acetlon.
Auctioneer Selkirk will sell to-day. be
ginning at half past 10 o'clock, the.entire
stock of tine staple- and fancy groceries
In store at corner of Eleventh and Allen
avenue. Sale will be in lots to suit.
VISITORS AT ST. LOUIS HOTELS
A. B. Davidson or L!tt! Hock is at tb
John Martla of Fort Worth. Tex., is t
Mr. asd Mrs. J. W. Jjdson of Orcafca ars at
V. D. EirUre of Sar. AntcrJo. Tex.. Is at
Doctor W. C Racsjy cf iloreda!?. O.. la at
the SI. Nlca&Us.
G. IL Murphy of Fort Smith. Ark., is tar
ing at tha LtsdeiL
Air and ilw. H. L. Wa'do of Xew itexlcJ
re at th I'lantans. "
Mrs. It C. X!!ad of -Meaiahls ts a gu't
at the :?. Nlcho.as.
-It I- dark of Pert Law.a. Tex.. Is star
isj a: tae Kanter?.
W D. Brook- of Kansas City re sisteud at
the J "Orson jMterday.
-'. w. Fasrett ol St. Jcsjpa. Ma., ia res
.terM at the Mtrat.cellv.
-Mis BeIe Bellman of Howari Kas.. Is
a. suejt at tn? I.-n !elL
V T. Bruce of Sheldon. Mo., registered at
th- St Nicholas yttterday.
Mr. and Mr. M. S. Aaipsca of EUno. Mix.
an? ueit at thr Lsclede
Jlr aJ Mr. C A. Parted of Spri;:2li.
ilo . are at ih Soathrn.
ll.-s. C l BerzM and Mbs lrr;I of Llttls
Hick ar at tfct? Southern-
Mr. an.1 Mr. D- El Wals of Austin. Trc.
are rustx at the St. Jane.
M- and Mrs. F. X. llr of SncefleU.
Mo., are gae?t at the frt. Nicholas.
r-,ctor anl Jlr- C II. Schiaist of South.
Oaiii.a irs ii-ststred at th L!WU-
Mr?. W 11 Par aa4 Mrs. J It. nerdsa c
Dubuque. la., are it the Moatlcello.
-Mr. aai Mrs. Frank B WIIlliaM of rat-t-icn.
La., are guest at the I"iirit?i.
Mrs. It. W. Martin. "J Mlw Martla ol
Ltttid Kock ore staying at tb Jelleraun.
Mr. and Mrs. II. C: IIawk cf Lbtcos.
Tan.. rtffistered ax the St- Jdmea yesterdy.
J. M. Grade cf IJttla rtock. a prvrrin-ss
cratroa planter. Is ctajlrg at the tt. Nich
olas -Doctor and M- . Frit: K. &cher of Ga--rr-aay
war amcag the arrltalJ at th Jerferwo
EHward Mao. "hsrVs DavL and It. If.
Robtnauo cf Xeoshuw Mo., are icsisterrd at
Xew ton Rlidle MIm Anna RHdte and tis
Marroe Riddle of L'extir. M. ar staylrg at
(.Mvxrr-srcan Charles V. UttleSeld. Mr Lit
tleSe!J aud JL lattlceil of Maine are ues:
at th- Muctlccilc
IV H Th3pstl. M. D. Bak-r and W H.
Jonea of Wmu Tex., are arxonc; the arrrcaja
at the Laclede jesterday.
-Mr and Mrs W. W. Cfcte. Mra K. V. Cat?
ai Mis Etta Martin of Jonoocro. Ark., are
registered at the Laclede.
Urs. Iv IL -Weller. M1"j Haul- Well-r .
M!s tt'tit lILs Simnl Wolf and Miss Pa-jun
Waif ,-f Braddoct. i"a-. are Raying at tas
At Chicago Hotel.
Chlcairo. IIL. Oct. IT. The St. luis rtrsnns
rttstred at hotels here to-day were as fol
AuiitcTtura-G. IL Blshcp. B S. Ia.Tl5, r. S.
Karr. F. S. Lowe. iin. A. S. MuJi. U H.
Crises G. Jcnssv A. M. Kcowles. A. J.
Sherman Housa J. IL Boyd. M. D. Elledee.
J. J. Reld-
Palmcr Hous M. X. Caldwell. J. T. Car
penter. F". W. Humes. J. U. Marx. J. Hunter.
WlnOor-CUfton IL G. Browne. IL I Berry.
J. B. Smith. Mrs. J. 3. Smith.
Breroort P. L. Bums. G. W. H;utr.er, K. s.
Krelghbauin. Mrs. H. Le Bar.
Victoria V. E. Fuller
Grand Paclao-C. B. Clarke. J. D. Saeed. R.
J. WooUetT, F. M. Shears.
Great Northern 3!r. E. S. AmSerjcn. J. W.
Black. W E. Ho-e. II. H. Scott.
Kal?rhof-E. J. Faulkner. J. C Mcrse. H. U.
MUsonrlans In A'evr York.
New York. Oct. IT. Araong the arrivati
at the hotels here to-day were tha follow
ing from Missouri:
St. Louis M. Jourdan. S. M. rhelaa. M. Xe
tanr. c H. Kotasr. Waldorf: M E. Green .
Ko.ciusky. L. Ac-iermaa. Iraneriai: P.
l.etllsh. -V. F Niederiander. J. A. Hcriiyi.
Herald Scuare: Doctor e. E. Pttemaker. S- J.
XiJ-ier. Miss X. ratte. Murray Hill: Mrs. A.
H. Jone. Mra. J B. Jehn-on. A. F. West, Hol
land. R. E. Lajtrone. E. J. J. Wause, I.
Freund. -Welllncton; J. Halt and Mrs. Halt. A.
T Cbhen. J. N. ilahon. Broadway Central: TV.
F. Saunders and Mrs. Saunders. G. H. Dentja
and Mrs. Denton. Everett: J. Stalrraash. B.
Gram. Albert: W. B. Thompson and Mr.
Thompson. Miss B. Thompson. Alrcccuin; H.
Lew. c. M. Bradford. Victoria: D. A. H11L 5.
B Lambart. Emnlre: Miss 3L. Hancy, K. Fl
Haney. Hcffn-.an: Et P. Darocn. Hotel Astor;
S. Maulr. BeUnontr I. T. Bayliss. Grand: T.
Fetter. Kecslneton: Miss J. Ciren. Marie An
toinette; F. c SIrncn. JCew Amsterdam: Mln
F.wnsnc;Gerra. - -
Kansas City J. J. O'Cecuer. D. P. Ptcrton.
Marlboro: IL G. Turtuuan and Mrs. Tor-roan.
Hctet A-tort J. B. Mrxer. -Wellington: Mra. S.
P. Coea. Marie Antoinette: J. G. Marry. Flasa;
E. P. Cchen. Tori; A. E. Wing; Spalding: T.
B. Black. Empire.
St. JotDh-G. R. Lacy. Holland.
CORTELYOC CLAIMS 290 VOTES.
Declare Xew York. Jfer Jersey auidt
Connectlent Are? for Roosevelt.
New York. Oct. IT. National Chairman
George B. Cortelyou. who has given mot
of his time, to the Republican Eastern
heaquarters, left this morning for Chi
cago, where he will give some personal
attention to -Western aifairs. The. Re
publican campaigners say they are pretty
confident of having cinched things in the
Hist and for the first time the assertion
was made on tiif highest Republican au
thority that New York. New Jersey and
Connecticut were no longer doubtful but
ould be regarded as sure for Roosevelt.
A man on the Inside made an estimatn
of S more electoral votes for the Repub
lican national ticket. These estimates aro
said to be based on detailed reports that
havve been received during- the last week.
A flnal estimate will be mado a. few days
before the election is held. So far as can
be learned from people on the inside tho
SO "sure" votes aro to be obtained as
California, lf: Connecticut. : Idaho. Zi
Illinois. 27: Indiana. 15: IdVa. 13: Kansa.
10: Maine. 6; Massachusetts. 16: Michigan.
14: Minnesota. 11; Nebraska. S: New
Hampshire. 4: New Jersey. 12: New York.
33: North Dakota. 4: Ohio. 5: Oregon. 4:
Pennsylvania. St: Rhode Island. 4; South
Dakota. : Vermont. 4: -Washington. 5;
Wisconsin. 13. Total. 2.
In the list of doubtful States are the
Colorado, S; Delaware. 3; Maryland. S;
Montana. 3: Nevada. 3: Utah. 3: West Vir
ginia. T: Wyoming. 3. Total. 33.
Enthaiinstlo Perrln Jleetlac.
Ashley. DI.. Oct. 17. J. Nick Perrin. can
didate for Congress on the Democratic)
ticket In the Twenty-second District,
spoke here, to-night. Large delegations
from neighboring towns were present and
it was an enthusiastic- meeting.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO t
t TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. Z
From The KejuMIc. Oct. 1?. 157J.
The Reverend Fathers Fallon and
Healy of St. Lawrence O'Toole's
Church, reported three marriages
to the Health Commissioner. These
were said to be the first ever re-
ported by any Roman Catholic
clergyman In the city, and was In
compliance with a ruling established
by the Health Commissioner that
all persons having the right to per-
form the marriage ceremony, report
such so that a record could be kept.
An adjourned meeting of the vet-
trans of the Twelfth 31is.url In-
fantry. General P. J. Osterhaus's
old regiment, was held at Offer-
man's Hotel. Colonel Ledergcrber.
the president, presided, with Cap-
tain Charles Doerge as secretary-
While a gang of workmen was re- -
moving a frame house on Kryan
a avenue. In Lowell, the structure
slipped off the rollers, shaking O
down the chimney, a portion of
a which fell upon Herman Hlsman.
breaking his left leg.
A man named Lewis slipped and iy
fell from a scaffold while cleaning .
windows In front of the St. Louis
Gas Company's offlce on Olive
street, between Fifth and Sixth
streets. He landed on his back on
an Iron railing, rebounding and fall-
lng Into the basement areaway. He
sustained cuts and bruises about
the face and body and an Injury
4 to his spine. Doctor Carson sent t
him to the City Hospital.
a -While at play on a, lumber pile O
at Fifteenth street and Cass ave-
nue, John Arata, 3 yeus old.
Jumped, catching his left arm on
a. splinter in a post. The fiesii
was lacerated. The boy was taken
to the City Dispensary, where Doc-
Q. tor Carson sewed the wound.
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