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Mi rT i n'i l mm ii -w-' Jr--- II t r I! m i Hi t- ft m- 'S r THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 0. 190.v THE ST.JLOUIS REPUBLIC. PUBLISHERS: GEORGE KNAPP & CO. Charles W. Knapp. resident and General Manager. George L. Allen, Vice President. W. B. Carr. Secretary. Office: Corner Seventh nnd Olive Streets. (REPUBLIC BUILDING.) $6.00 3.0) 1.50 3.00 2.00 l.Tv 1.15 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: DAILT AND SUNDAY-SEVEN ISSUES A WEEK. By Mall In Advsnce Postage Prepaid. On year ' Six month ' Three month1) Any three days except Sunday one year Bunday, with Magazine Bpechl Mall Edition. Sunday Sunday Mag7lne ' BT CABRIER-ST. LOUIS AND SUBURBS. Per week, dally only G cents Per week, dally and Sunday n ccnts TWICE-A-WEEK ISSUE. Published Monday and Thursday one year J1.00 Remit by bank draft, express money order or regis tered letter Address: THE REPURLIC. St. Louis. Mo. CTReJectcd communication cannot be returned under ny circumstances. Entered In the Post Office at St. Louis. 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Copies. 1 HHMtin IT 107.SOO 2 (Snmlny) lSfS.-fl-'O 18 110.71HI 3 ii(Moi in ioa.2r.o 4a 1 ''(, '' Oa J 1 ( 1 " S 1)I0,)I7( 21 10!)r.O O l)li:,Tl( 22 110.2S0 7. . , inciMU 2a (5-nnilay) 1S7.SIM 8 l7.s:m 21 loT.r.ro O (Snnilny) 12S.'il 2S 107,41)1 10 100,740 20 100.SOO 11 107,C1) 27 107,0)10 12 1OS.SS0 2S l(MS,yl 13 iovtso 2!) ion,oso 14 KirlSO 30 (Sundnj ) 125.HG0 15 110,000 31 . . . 105,110 10 (Snnilny)...... 125,510 Total for the month 3,447,000 Less all copies spoiled in printing-, left over or filed . 0440 Net number distributed 3,353,701 Average dally distribution 10S1SO And said W. B. Carr further says that the number of copies returned and reported unsold during tho month of October was S.93 per cent. W. B. CARR. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of October. J. F. FARISH. My term expires April 15, 1903. .--. NEVER DO IT AGAIN. Tbo returns hhovr the vote to have been large, and this Is encouraging, as it would be at any election and regardless of what parly or nominees might win. It Is always a good and hopeful sign when those who are eligible to vote do so. But, at every election, howsoever imporlant It may be, there always are many citizens who are indifferent about exercising their privilege; who ap pear to be unable to feel that tho privilege also carries obligations; who cannot understand that it Is often as undutiful to refrain from voting as to voto for incapable or dishonest candidates; who cannot learn that omission is sometimes as repre hensible as commission. To many nonvoters It Is useless to give advice; they will cither not comprehend it, or, comprehend ing, will not follow It. Upon this sort of citizens tho publicity provision of the new election law may have eome effect, as Illustrating by example the per sonal advantage of voting. This provision requires the Board ot Election Commissioners to print, and to keep on file In the main ofllcc, subject to scrutiny, lists by precincts of all registered citizens who did not vote at Tues day's election. Tho provision is good in two re spects: In showing who did not voto and in im pressing the duty of voting. Perhaps, after hearing of these lists, eligible citizens who did not vote will not be indifferent at the nest election. , INVITE THE PRESIDENT. That the attendance at the World's Pair did not relax to any extent during the week just preceding the election is an indication that it will be very large in the closing weeks. "We have disposed or all great questions now; we have settled our national, State and city affairs; if we have not done the best for all three, we have done the next best; and we arc again in the humor to go out to the Exposition and see that it has a suitable ending. And how could the final period of the greatest universal exposition be made more auspicious tlian by a visit from the President of the United States? Up to this time, owing to political ditliculties, the nominees for the highest oiuee have found it ad visable not to come to St. Louis. They preferred to wait until after tho election. Hut, with the election settled, it seems that there chould bo nothing to prevent the President from coming, it only for a day. In fact, It is highly Im portant that he should come; it is particularly ap propriate that he, as the representative of the peo ple, should manifest his appreciation of this surpass ing educational institution. There are many reasons that the President should visit the Exposition. It Is, in a sense, a Federal Institution, as tho Government authori7ed it and tho Government Interested foreign nations in it and the Government supported It The Government has here the largest and uiost instructive exhibition which It has over made, an exhibition which is a K-hool to every visitor. The Government Is the sponsor of the significant Philippine exhibition, which, costing a million dollars nnd representing years of. work, is an extraordinary feature. Then, the President must bo Interested In the In spiring exhibits made by the States and Territories. The Commonwealths of this country make displays In their special buildings that are Inspirational. And tho foreign participation Is admittedly the largest and best which any International exposition has been favored with: a demonstration meant to signify friendliness for this country. But there are three reasons, even greater than any of the others, why the President should honor this Exposition with a -visit He cannot afford to miss Jt; experienced as he is, he will find It in structive in some way. The Exposition exemplifies ihc present state of advancement in the United ' Slates. And It commemorates the acquisition, by the arts of peace, of an empire situated on this very continent: tliu celebrating territorial expansion and the ilisbcmliiatioii of democracy throughout this country. -t Patriotism calls the President to St. Louis this month. Though he might find it Inconvenient to arrange for a visit, lie ought to come, if only for a day. He would u-alizc,- when in the grounds, that this act of his would be'of inestimable influence in enthusing the noble sentiments which prevail all over the United States. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. Good government has triumphed in Missouri, 'I in; ,;,., .., ...i!tt M-n liitlni'iires is the more Dio- nounccd because Governor-elect Folk won in a year when the currents of circumstance ran Mrongly against his party in the nation. The vole for Folk in the State, and e-pccially the emphasis laid upon him and the boodle issue by St. Louis and Kansas City, is final evidence that the people are now and mean to be hereafter implacably set ncralnst lobby ism and bribery. The election of President Roosevelt by such great pluralities in States expected to be doubtful need not dishearten a single Democrat Tlicie was an enormous campaign fund at the disposal of his or ganization. 'That couniftl. Rut there were other causes which might have sulliced to defeat .Judge Parker. The marvelous material strenglli of the na-non-a siioiigth which the l faction fiom a speeu lative era could not bend gave the UMial dislike or political change. Then Mr. Roosevelt has undoubt edly a personal popularity which, little as it may be deserved, is a potent fact of politics; while the De- 1 mccracy lias never had a leader to whom went out so little of personal attachment, much as the char acter of Judse Parker deserves admiration and loy ally. That the Western Democracy "as not Uiotouchly united on the national ticket was natural and ex pected. That Now York and the East generally failed to make a showing even equal to that of Jlr. Bryan in the same States is a surprise which must ne explained later but cannot now be understood. The Democracy must grapple with this new sit uation .and solidify its .strength for the mission which Jefferson and the other authors of popular in stitutions bequeathed. A disaster has come upon the party, but its duties aie the same and Its real strength is untouched. REMEMBER THE NEEDY. Through the municipality, in its eleemosynary in stitutions, the community manages to provide for thousands of dependents. But it is not practicable, or even possible, for the city to attend to the wants of all poor persons or families. Conditions of life necessitate organized charity of an unofficial, non sectnrian yet public kind, and there is a real de mand for practical charity associations. The advent of the cold season, when suffering and want are sure to Increase, forces upon the con sideration of Individuals, families and corporations the circumstances of the deserving poor. There un doubtedly is such a class as the deserving poor, com posed of people who are not in any way to blame for their poverty, and. to this class persons of means owe certain obligations. How to distribute relief among these people is no longer a matter of debate. The instrument is organized charity, which manages to distinguish the deserving from tho undeserving poor, which realizes means to help the needy and which succeeds in using the means In a way to do the most good. There are several reliable charity organizations in St Louis, each of which well covers its special Held. At this time of the year, when winter comes in the distance, the appeals of these organizations ought to bo acknowledged promptly and generously. Siicci'al attention Is called to the jvork of the St. Louis Provident Association. The good that this organization lias done and docs is known generally, and its usefulness for many years Is the best In dorsement that It can have for continued recogni tion from persons of means. The association is to hold its annual meeting Thursday, when arrange ments' will be made for the winter's labors. And whatever announcement may como from this meet ing is recommended to the charitably disposed peo ple of St Louis. battles fought in the Orient or the day's doings at the siege or Port Arthur, but it has no trouble at all locating airships. - NOBLE EFFORT OF THE SOUTH. Whatever may be opinlons-on tlie election, the Democrats or the South have reason to congratulate themselves upon the noble part they have taken In this campaign. They have furnished a majority of the best orators who have presented the Democratic case to the people, and have provided aid in many other ways which lias been duly appiecinted by the paity in tho North and by the party managers. The wit and logic of John Slurp Williams, the graceful oratory of Senator Bailey, the sledgeham mer blows or ids colleague. Senator Ctdhursou, havo been potent. Anions other Southern statesmen vilio have done splendid work on the lUump are Senators Daniel and .Martin or Virginia. Tillman and Latimer of South Carolina, ex-Governor McMiiiln of Tennes see. Senator Uacon of Georgia, Senator Rayner or Maryland, Hoke Smith of Georgia. Congicssman Siicppard of Texas and Governor Montague of Vir ginia. In addition to furnishing the Democratic vice presidential nominee, the South has played a great part, increasing its influence and enlarging Its honor in the polities of the nation and re-establishing Its fundamental position in Democracy. (, English newt-papers published details of the Japanese-Russian war a week later than the American newspapers. E cry thing seems to be as slow in England as the sense of humor. Only the Globe Democrat, of American newspapers, was back with the Britons. . We an1 sorry that we could not arrange with the Weather Bui can for a fog for the members of the Britiib Iron and Steel Institute. But they arrived a few days too late; and the best we could do was to have all the megaphones, in use. ..$.. Unless Santos-Dumont is prepared to defend his honors as a navigator of the air he would better board a train and go to Manchuria as a war cor respondent. "Baldwin's Arrow" may go to France after him. The triumph or citizenship in Missouri in the elec tion of Governor Folk is an achievement hardly less significant than the election of a President. In a sense Folk's victory' was the event of the day. It is very much to be hoped that Senator Thomas E. Kinney will give the same unqualified support to good government in the General Assembly that "his" ward gave in the election. The eighty visiting members of the British Iron and Steel Institute should be warned about the American Steel Trust No doubt they hope to re turn to England. Who cares about the forty-one divorces which were granted Monday by tho Circuit Court? The Thanksgiving rush at the marriage license office will begin soon. The police have becnniskcd to watch for a "red devil-wagon" worth ?2,300. Perhaps it shied at an airship and Is out teaching pedestrians to move quickly. 3 Now that the people have spoken softly, it Is to be hoped that Mr. Roosevelt will shelve his big stick. - Some of the returns last night seemed to have come by wireless from the World's Fair balloon. The Republican wave dashed to the merest spray against the Democratic headland of Missouri. ,, Putting Addicks in tho Senate is the proud achievement of Mr. Roosevelt in Delaware. ' q.i Tho Transit Company passed out of existence Monday. Sic Transit Gloria Mundl. As somebody said, the issues In Massachusetts were corns. h.- IN A FREE COUNTRY. Election night presents a refreshing spectacle of universal interest in our great democratic Institu tions which are the consummation of political de velopment; which guarantee our liberties and safe guard our rights. Election night demonstrates that every man Jack of us is a free-born American citizen, a king in his own right nnd, moreover, a politician. The pessiiuis't over American politics and the man who entertains doubts for America's future should find a dose of election night wholesome and profitable. The bonis, the red fire and rockets, the blowing of whistles and booming of guns, the vast crowds and the cheers with which Uncle Sam an nounces election time demonstrate sufficiently his possession of a youth and virility whicli seem per petual. The American people arc youug in political en thusiasm, and so long as they retain their keen In terest their affaire cannot fall into decay. WHERE IS THE HOT. AIRSHIP? The Globe's recent flight of imagination. In itself a prodigious aerial feat, culminating in the discovery of the airship at Keokuk, when in reality the airship was not at Keokuk, ranks among the most won derful performances of all history and has set the ruininators everywhere to reminiscing. The Nashville American, among others, recalls sorao like marvels in the way of hot airships. The Nashville airship, it says, was one of the Inventions resorted to for the purpose of calling the world's attention to the Nashville Exposition. A shrewdly, devised plan, systematically arranging a series of cities from each of which a message was, at the proper time, to be sent over the wires announcing the presence of the airship, aroused intense Interest The Government sent a delegation from the War Department at Washington to see about It "Now," says the American, "St Louis follows, turning a stray ship on the seas of, air. Its first citation is Keokuk, la. Where its last is to be no one knows " But, of course, the"" Globe knows. With Its un erring instinct for tracing ships that pass in the night and its faculty for guesswork; the -Globe knows. It may not know anything about the great ST. LOUIS WOMAN'S CLUB LOOKS FORWARD TO A PROSPEROUS YEAR. i -- The Republic's bulletins last night were first and fastest. . RECENT COMMENT. ,TnpniiH liuluittrlul .ctiIty Id Time of War. New York Sun. Since tho beslnnins ot hostilities Japan has hought thirty-three steamers of more than S3.S00 aggregate ton nage and cliartered seventy-six vessels with a total tonnage ot 161.&0O. The Japanese Toyo Klsen Kalsha, or Htcamshlp cominy, lias declared its usual dividend of 12 per ccnt The company Is to construct two lS.WMon passenger steamships. Instead of ordering theso from some Uritish or German shipbuilding company, tho raw material will bo hought and feent to Nagasaki nnd tho ships built by tho Japanese shipbuilding company at that port. In spite of the war, no less than eight steamers nro now under construction at the Jlitsu liishi Dockyard and Engino Works at Nagasaki, Japan. One of these is for the Seattle service, and will bo launched in Novem ber 6,000 tons. Five of the others are for service in tho China seas. Japan Is buying tiio locomotives for the Korean rail roads exclusively In the United States, chiefly because of more speedy delivery. It is favoring England and tiin United States in the purchase of material for tho new vratern orlcs ot Yokoham.L England is particularly fa vored for material for shipbuilding and naval equipment. The largo war vessels built for Japan in Germany wero ordered to England for their armament Cheap living is no longer the order of tho day In Japan. Small houses rent for $23 a month. Gorman 2!r cent cigars cost 12 cents. Ueer is IS to 23 cents a bottic. in society and entf r into the PVe"?9 2 have Iwn plained In her honor. Tnez will undoubtedly quit, equal thosj .at which her older sister. Sliss Kllpatridc made her first appearance last winter. Mr. aad Mr. Arthur Thatcher enter tained at dinner last Sunday night at tn St Louis Club in honor of some dis tinguished Englishmen who are at pre" in town. Sir Walter FMVs scientist of note, were the honored B"ts. Their other guesis were- -. "- .-" Colby of New- York. Mr. Pierre Chouteau. Miss Chouteau. Colonel Thompson, U. s. ," ; Major Kennard of the kncll'h ?. Mr! O-iLIey of Worcester. -Jlass.; Mr. Wharton and Mr. Novei of Philadelphia. Colonel and Mrs. Thompson entertained the same party Monday at luncheon on board his Li-at. Mr. and Mrs. David r.ando!ph Calhoun departed jesterday for a little shopping trip to New- York. They will return in about a fortnight. Eefore going they en tertained at a dinner la3t Sunday at Ma rietta, their handsome country place near Clavton. The entertainment -vas given for Mr and Mrs. William Waters, who have lived of late, years in Virginia, though the Waters family is an old fat. Louis one. and lis ri-pr?e:itaUves lave always main tained th-ir Interests here. Mr. anrt . Mrs. Charles II. Huttig. Mr. and Mrs. Willi-im C. Little. wh' are neighbor or the Cal liouns at Aid-a Hall: Mr. Gerard of tho French Commission. Mr. and Mrs. Harri son Steadmrm. with their guest. Mis -r r..r nA imnnr tmi'W Will dined with Mr and Mrs. Calhouir. Thev all drove afterwifd to the Country Lluo In the Calhoun cfljeh. and spent the re- nialnacT ot tne auernoou luuc. Mrs. Edward Maliinckrodt gave a small luncheon to a dozen women friend3 jester day afternoon at her residence ia VcnSs ventc: place The entertainment was not oificial ir. any sense, and only intimates ot the hoste.-s were invited. hj luncheon forming one of a series which Mrs. Mal iinckrodt has been giving lately. PEP.SOXAL MENTION. The marriage of Miss Elorenc Dodga to RalDli PiTson will take i!aco Wednes day. November 1C. at th onde's heme. Mrs. Andrew Knapp and Miss Julia Knapp will depart on November 13 for Vir ginia, where they will spend a. week be fore sailing fur Europe. They espect to remain abroad for six months. Th Knapo hou?e in Berlin avenue r-s been, leased to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cfcaprcaa. Mothers Slant ,uro Their Dnblc. American Medicine. Pcrliaps Doctor Jacobl's most praiseworthy pleading, rising to command, i that the mother's milk is the bes-t. It is of course an old story, older than the enthusiasm of Jean Jacques, who. with his own hands mado gifts for those mothers who obeyed tho most priraltivo and funda mental of duties. The splendid optimism of tho knoner of his function nnd tho lover of his kind breathes In theso weighty sentences of advice and warning. Those mothers who are able should even bo compelled to nurse their Infants, becauso no additions or abstractions can ever change the cows' milk Into the human milk. Arti ficial Infant feeding, unknown to antiquity, is vorily a disease of modern tlmca "It takes modern civilization to expose babies to disease and alow extinction." Tho ancient and Oriental Infantlcido was Indeed more hu mane, and better for the race than our later hypocritio methods. Tho call for tho state to take upon Itself Its proper duty of protecting the young and of making them better procrcators and citizens is altogether admirable. JnNt Out ot Order. Saturday Evening Post Tho other morning a wife said to her husband: "I'm feeling anything but well. I think I'll go back to bed aad tend for tho doctor." Tho husband said: "I'm al most sick myself, but I've -got to go to work worse luck!" The wife went to bed, sent for the doctor and was 111 for two weeks "nothing in particular, just generally out of order." Tho husband. In the early stages ot tho same complaint, went downtown, worked hard all day, Gradually felt a little better, went up to his club lato in the afternoon," had a swim in tho tiuik, felt Well enough to box a little, felt still be(tcr, ,ook a shower, went home In high spirits to sympathize with the poor Invalid. Bat he never knew; and neither did she. Rembrandt Portrait. MRS. RUSSELL HARDING. Who de-pant d yesterday for h r future home in Cincinnati, after a lengthy resi dence In St. Louis. Mrs. Harding's change of residfnc- te nurh deplored by society in town, but Cincinnati is gratlv rejoicing th'reat, and wdl Immedi ately accord her much honor. Mrs. Gordon, wife of Cincinnati's Vice Mayor, will give a large reception for her to-morrov. night The St. I.ouis Woman's Club begins its second season with every evidence of pros perity and Interest. Membership is great ly Increased, and the waiting list already has assumed gcoutv croDortions. The clubhouse is in splendid condition and the big, handsome, new ballroom a delight to tlie members and a source ot considerable revenue as well. It v. ill be greatly in de mand this winter for balls and recitals. There has resulted a very comfortable and altogether Inevitable cozy feeling re garding tho club by its members, and it has become a hav en of oMasuro and com fort in very truth. During the summer season and until the Pair is closed it has been the one place where entertainments, especially those of a small nature, flour ished uninterruptedly, and many women who belong declare now that they find It necessary as a placo where they can give functions without d.iturbins theur otvn households. The Kntertr.tnment Commltteo this sea son has been in session several' times of lato and in conjunction with the House Commltteo has formulated some interest ing arrangements for the winter season. Prominent among them Is a physical cul ture class, which will include fencing, a form of exercise tliat manv of tlie club members are keen to learn. A St. LouH Instructor will be engaged f&orily and will conduct classes in rename at regular hours during the wcok. It n quite probable mat club members' families, or rather the tcmlnmo portion, wni be permitted to en ter these classes nnd possibly a notirtm ber may lie included, provided she bo In troduced prnper-y by a member. Theso, arrangements are not jet perfected, but tho physical culture Drobabiy will bo ar ranged by the last of this month. A military euchre nartv is teueduled for to-morrow, which is always card day at the club, with tea served at 5 in the t-tt and drav.Ini; rooms. Thursday will con tinuo to be set apart for the study of cards during the winter. - Tho club has in mind a large ball for tlie last of this month, though no date has yet been llxed. It probably will be given Thanksgiving week. 'The table d'note luncheon and occasional dinner is a feature much enjovtd bv club members. Mrs.. Capps, tho -'cry skillful und efficient manager, alwaye a'rai.gcs a menu of paiticular tooth -omnes3 for these "popular" affairs, and (hit of last Stturday following tho Marshall Darrsch recital was the largest in the history of the club, the eafe nnd small dining-iooms being crowded. "- Ollicors of the St. Louis Woman's Club are as follows: President. Mrs. D. It. FrancI?; lirct vice president. Mrs. Julius S. Walsh: second vice president. Mr?. Wil liam Ilardawnv, third vice j resident, Mrs. Thomas IC Nledringhaus: rccord'ng recre tary. Miss Lucy H. Ilodgman: correspond ing secretary, Mls Susan Ureas; treas urer, Mrs. Andn-w- .1. Knspp. Hoard of Governors Mrs. William H. Harnett. MrJ. Joseph Chambers. Mrs. E. A. W. Clymer. Mrs. J. L. D. Morrison. Mrs Norrls U Gregg, Mrs, Ashley D. Scott, Mrs. Daniel M. Housor. Mrs W. A. Shoemakf", Mrs. William C. Stribllng. Mr. Max Kotany. Mrs. Edward MallinckrCdt. Mrs. 'Jacob Van Blarcom, Mrs. E. A. Wilson rr,d Mro. Henry Whltmorc. . Mrs. Francis forgot to go. Tliat Is the simple and plea-santiy ac cepted explanation of her nonappearance on Monday afternoon at tho Board ot Lady Managers' reception. Many were the anxious Inquiries that afternoon, nnd more even in number have been the excited questionings which the board and Mrs. Manning, its president have had to answer saice Monday, tho ladles fearing that Mrs. Francis's health was involved. It is the current society conundrum, or was until yesterday, when Mrs. Man ning authoritatively out a sloo to ramor3 and suransos by announcing that manifold duties causol Mrs. Francis to forget. And that's ail there is to it. The Board of Lady Managers sent out their usual handsome eird of Invitation for this Monday affa'r a week ago. They read "to meet Mrs. Francis and the St. Lr.uls Woman's Club." Mrs. Fran cis is president of this exclusive and fash ionable organization. Sfce succeeded Mrs. J. L. Blair, having been flrt vice presi dent during Mra Blair's administration. It was the iivt reception given in ner honor by the board and the members spared no effort to make it handsome :ind interest ing. They arranged the rather unusu.tl ly late hours, 5 to 7. to suit her con venlenco. and prepared for an enjoyable two hour?. Tho autumn lloral decorations were the finest their florists had yet at tempted. Promptly at fifteen minutes before. 5 Mrs. Manning, who always makes a point of being early at her entertainments, nr-' rived and took her stand in tlie green salon. Mus Helen Gould, Mrs. Finis V. Er nest. Mrs. liuchwaltfr and others of the board clustered round and awaited the coming of Mrs Francis, who was to take position on the left of Mrs. Manning. The clocks chimed 3 and St. Louis Woman's Club members began to arrive. Everybody is allowed fifteen minutes' drfav for car riages and the like at World's Fair func tions, however, and it was not until 3:00 that the ooard began to look at itself and to wonder hoi? the Presidents wife could pobrlbly be detained. Six o clock came. The guest throng wa3 at its height. Mrs. Manning's strong right hand wut. doing lightning ,vork in greet ing and Miss GouM a smile was pleasant. And still Mrs. Francis eame not. At half after b elub members whispered sottly to oue another. "Where Is Mrs. Fiancis?" and the Board of Lady Man agers grew almost sick witii anxiety. At T overs body went home. And even thon Mrs. Manning and the board knew no more than the guests or the janitor why It was that the reception honorec had failed to 'be honored. Late Monuay night Mrs. Manning lc cetved a telephone message trcm Mrs. Francis. "1 may as well throw myself on your mercy. Mrs. Manning, and tell you tlie plain truth about my nonappearance. 1 jut po'itively forgot all about It," was th met-ase. "I went downtown to shop with my aaughter-in-Iaw. Irs. David It. Francis Ji. find we did not loach home until eonslderably i-fter G. The reception wa crowded out of my mind until this evening. ' Mrs. Frarcis followed this telephone message with a peiojr-til note of apology yesterday morning and expressed her !i cpeat rreret.-t that Fhcr had failed to pre sent herself and her disappointment at not being present, saying that sho had an ticipated the event with mbcii pleasure Miiee the reception cards were issued. Mrs Manning exprewed herself as being perfectly satisfied with the explanation remarking that .verybody forgets and that she felt ure- Mrs. Francis was gen uinely regretful and disappointed. "We were, of course, sincerely sorry thit she dirt not aprear. but we all realize nuiti fully how much occupied she is and what numberless engagements she has. It Is not the slight-iat wonder that she forgot the rfooptloa." TO INTRODUCE DAUGHTEP.. -Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kilpatriok to-morrow will ;em. cut cards for a br.ll at the Ft. Louis Club on the evening of Wee'nn dsy. November a. The functi-m is given to Introduce their young daughter, Mis Lois Kllp.urlrk. who will take her placo POEMS WORTH KNOWING. TEE KETUJfX. JOHN litJlIROUGHS. &? 13? M a mmi trf mm e&r ..: IT.-'Jn -. uri,, "Ljj jSJ E sought the old scenes with eager feet The scene :i hnii known as a boy; "Oh! Jor a -Jraught of those fountains hwaer, And a to?ta of that vanls-hed Joy!" He roamed tho ficidf, he muscJ. by the rt reams, He threaded the paths and lane3; On tlif hiila ha sought his youthful ui earns. In tho woods to forgot his pains. Oil. sad, sad tills; oh, cold, cold hearthl In torrow lie leirned thy truth Ono may go back to the placo cf his cannot go back to his youth. NTl-PARKER LETTER ROUNDLY CRITICISED Missive Distributed in Doubtful States by Democratic League of Chicago Denounced Nominee. SAID "WALL STREET PARKER: Officials of the Organization "Werg Democratic Supporters of , Hearst and They Asked for j the Judge's Defeat. r.nrnrmc special. New York. Nov. S Following the whole sale distribution among; the Democratic voters In many of the States wh'ch wero classed as doubtful, of a letter emanating: from the Anti-Parker Democratic Nation al League of Chicago, the officials or w hlch w ere pronouncedly In favor of Wil liam R. Hearst, there was a storm oJ caustic comment to-night among men prominent'in the regular Democracy. This letter was distributed broadcast tha latter part of last week from the head quarters of the league. Hotel Majestic, la Chicago: "My Dear- Sir: Having been Informed; th.it you are a Democratic Democrat, I take the libertv of addressing you briefly on a subject of vital importance to all who hold in high regard the deathless principles enunciated by Thomas Jefferson and proclaimed by William Jennings Bry an. "Wc cannot disguise the fact that tha Democratic party lias been captured by men who place the dollar above tbe man, and that triumph under their leadership means betrayal of the pcaplo and tha death ot Democracy. "Tho defeat of tho Belmonts, McCarrens, Hills and Cleveland's, at this time, is tha only thing that can possibly save tha party from complete domination by pluto cratic interests, to which wo have been emphatically and unalterably opposed. It will make It possible to elect a true Dem ocrat In IS who will restore the Declara tion of Independence, rehabilitate tho mutilated Constitution, strike the shackles from the limbs of industrial slaves, rcded icate the continent to the principles which constitute the corner stone of the Republic, and wipe tltc last stain of commercial piracy and criminal aggression from' tho flag of stars. "In view of theso facts, how can truo Democrats become Instruments in tha hands of Wall street for the- ctploitatlon and oppression of the people? A brleC statment of your opinion would bo highly appreciated. "Wo Inclose a small pamphlet which wa believe will Interest you. Also Inclose a blank form on which we would be pleased to have you 1111 In names of Democrats In our vicinity, whom von think ar In clined not to vote for Wall Street Parker " This wa signed, as tho league's secre tary, by George I. Locke, who formerly was chairman of tho Kansas Democratio State Executive Committee. He has been for years In tbti employ of Mr. Hearst, was In charsa of the Chicago headquar ters of one of the He.nrst ieagues, and during the National Democratic Conven tion in St. Louis was in charge of tho Hearst headquarters in tliat city. All of tlie others who are named as of ficials f the nnti-Pnrker Democratic Na tional League are known to have liad af filiation with Mr. Hearst and were devot ed to forwarding his aspiration, to be mado the presidential candidate of tho Demo cratic party. Oriental Itns Auction. Auctioneer Selkirk has peremptory or ders from N.ir.lglan Bros., at SXS Olive, to sell their entire collection of choice Ori ental rugs and carpels, because of disso lution of partnership. Sal Wednesday at 2 and S p m. A fine collection, and it was never Intended for auction. "B TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO X TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS. X From Tho Republic, November 10, O 1879 o A false alarm of fire was turned O on from box No. 183, at 930 o'clock 0 In tho evening, causing- the Flro Dc- partment to make a useless trip to O the comer of Montroso and Summit avenues. A meeting was held at St. Pat- 0 rick's Hall to make further arrange- ments In regard to the fesUval to tnko place the next week. About 2,000 tickets were sold. A walking match at Qiliick'g Hall in South St. Louis, advertised as a thirty-hour go-as-you-please, had jui?t commenced, and J1C0 had been taken in at the door, when a police- man appeared and asked to sec a license for conducting that kind of a show. Nothing ot the kind bad been procured, and so ended the go- as-you-please. s I m y ' 1 3T& . iiiv-stK igg3afe,nge,35igSrSsfiMi l5aa..isfeyv!btf fiaa&aS&s'S&aiSSSarfi 3Bcsi&$iSeSjiii3k -..