THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: WEDNEST::Y." NOVEMBER 23. 1903"
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"WEDNESDAY, XOVE5IBER 23, 1904.
Circulation. Eiariag Oc-fcobor-
W. B. Csrr. Business Manager of The St Louis Re
public being duly sworn, says that the actual number
of full and complete copies of the Dally and Sunday
Republic printed during- the month of October, 1904,
all in regular editions, was as per schedule below:
2 (Sunday) lSBVJUO
4............. .llwi . (I
5. . .109,070
O. .. 30(T1U
T . lOCIMO
8 1 07.800
O (Sunday) 123.J1S0
13 ........... ... 10SSO
10 (Sunday) 125,G10
23 (Sunday) 127.3U0
25... ....... .107,410
30 (Sunday) 125,060
Total for the month 3,447,990
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Average dally distribution 10S,1S0
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THE TRIBUTE TO COCKKELIi.
"No man in our affairs," says the strongest Re
publican paper in Washington, "has ever tfecn
soothed in defeat by, a heartier expression of sym
pathy and admiration than Senator CockrelL. On all
Bides his approaching retirement from the Senate
is sincerely regretted. He has carried himself
through a long period of service in that body eo well
that friend and foe alike have come to applaud him
Indeed, the expressions which occur in every
quarter of the country are without a parallel for
elncere appreciation of faithful service. The nation
is nonpartisan in its regret over the loss of this man
from the legislative post in which he stood for its
high interests so honorably and well.
But, as the "Washington Star observes, he is
rather in triumph than in defeat now. He but loses
one office to find himself in position to choose one of
several others, having better pecuniary remuneration,
and with, a broad opportunity for usefulness; and
the crowning consideration of honor Is that the
choice Is offered him by a Republican President,
with the approval and even enthusiastic applause of
Republican leaders nnd representative newspapers,
and of the whole people without dissent.
THE UNITED STATES EXHIBITION.
President Roosevelt's Tislt Saturday offers an op
portunity for bringing forward In a graphic manner
the proposition to establish a permanent United
States exhibition. When the chief executive will
have perceived what an impulse the Government's
participation at the St. Louis World's Fair gives to
patriotism and practical education, he will feel
gratified and no doubt will consider how these most
desirable advantages may be presented to the people
of the whole country.
That the Government's extraordinary display
should be popular is only natural. In entirety it
exemplifies the construction, Inter-relations and
works of the various Federal departments. As an
exhibit of what the Government does, and how the
Government does, it is a school to every visitor; and
every American views It as the most interesting and
enthusing feature in the grounds.
The display would appeal to the people even If it
were Incomplete and crude. Its comprehensiveness,
practicality and finish consequently augment its
value. A larger or better exhibition the United
States have never attempted; and never before have
the instructive aspects been presented so clearly or
As there are not many persons, including those
who are rather well informed, who understand the
mechanism of the Federal institution, or have re
liable knowledge of departmental functions and
work, or who are acquainted intimately with his
torical matter, the exhibits of each department are
Impressive. In some parts of the country certain
operations of the Government are common; but in
the greater part virtually nothing is known of Fed
eral activity, especially of methods.
The exhibits of the State, War, Navy, Agriculture
nnd Treasury departments alone constitute an ex
position of great value to the public The making
or money and cartridges, the manipulation of guns,
the operation of a complete Post-Office service, the
historical exhibits, the scientific exhibits, the wire
less Telephone and telegraph demonstrations, the
models of buildings and public work, the models of
cruisers and submarine boats, the fiylng-machlne,
and other things, all showing understanding the
many and even unknown functions of the Govern
ment, necessarily are an Inspiration.
While no objection can be made to the sugges
tion that a permanent Government exhibition
should be maintained "In Washington, and while the
whole people would be pleased to have such an in
stitution Jherc, It Is hoped that, it tha.proJeet is re
ceived with favor, arrangements will be made to
carry the.'cducational benefits throughout the coun
try There should be a permanent exposition in.
Washington. But there should also be a complete
transportable exposition, eiactly thesame in con
tents as the stationary exposition.
This transportable exposition would be perma
nent; but it would ho moved from one large city to
the other, remaining a period In New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Louisville, In
dianapolis, St Louis, New Orleans, Nashville, Mem
phis, Chicago, Milwaukee. Minneapolis, St. Paul,
Detroit, Kansas City, Omaha, San Francisco, Port
land and other cities, each in turn. The purpose,
of course, would be to give the people of all parts
of the country ample opportunity to become thor
oughly familiar with the practical side of their Gov
ernment. The Government's exhibition at St Louis
is so popular and so inspiring as to make this prop
osition worthy of serious consideration.
ONLY EIGHT DAYS MORE.
Go to the Exposition to-day, send your family anil
friend-; SO to-morrow, speak of the pasisinsj oppor
tunity to jour acquaintances realize it for yourself.
There has never been an Exposition such as this
one, and while most of the men and women oE to
day retain their places In the field of human activ
ity there will not be another comparable to it. And
In all of the Fair petiod there has been no time more
agreeable as to general weather conditions than this
autumn season. The hazy, lazy atmosphere of the
past week, with a touch of sun and the merest sug
gestion of a breeze, has been wonderfully fine Ex
There may be much of this for the closing eight
days, and there may he little. Better take advan
tage of every hour of fsnorable sky to see some of
the thousands of sights that lie within the confines
of the greatest show on earth.
These last daj s of the Exposition ought to find a
renewed rush to the chief features of the Fair.
Yesterday a great crowd looked at pictures in the
Incomparable art buildings and other crowds filled
the aisles of the chief exhibit palaces; this in face of
the fact that the weather was so mild that out-of-door
lounging and walking were alluring pastimes.
There are thousands of men and women In and out
of town who feel that they have not done Justice to
themselves ror to the Exposition. To these there re
main eight days more of unexampled opportunity.
When the gates are finally closed on the night of
December 1, they will close on the greatest educa
tional exhibition that the world has known.
Just now there Is notliing more important to be
remembered than that there are but eight days more
REFORM IS NOT A CAPRICE.
The present indications are that the enthusiasm
for reform will not expend itself from overturning.
After several years of intense excitement and suc
cessive change, the public Is more interested than
it was in the beginning or in a dramatic time of
promise, and, what is better, adjusts its sentiment
to practical Ideas. Ardor is at the normal degree
This, movement has not stopped at reform in a
city or town In one section of tile country. It Is
general. It affects towns, counties, cities and States,
officials and candidates, system and work, policies
and platforms. It goes to the foundation of all-variations
of government and from one State Into an
other. It does not terminate in a locality or cease
after one success, but acquires new energy and pur
pose and proceeds along a described course.
The people evidently are making sport of the
expectations of professional office-seekers ana poli
ticians. Experience had formulated for the bosses
a rule that reform Is transitory; that It spreads a
certain length, strains, and then snaps. The rule
had been proved thoroughly, and the bosses only
based their anticipations upon what bad happened
before. But-the nature of public opinion throughout
tho country emphasizes the making of a new and
wholly different rule.
Reform was so necessary this time that, when
it was produced, It immediately was recognized as
the right standard I of government The neglect
which instituted the bosses' rule became a consid
eration of conscience. Reform created an In
structive contrast with Its numerous and Inestimable
benefits; and the people resolved upon a new rule
of their own that the right standard should not be
set aside after an experiment but should endure.
Now, subsequent to years of failure, there are
signs that the movement Is to have a long life and
to cause, permanent radical change in all matters
of public business. Professional office-seekers cannot
apply their rule, believing that the reign of reform
Is respite for them. There is too much solidity to
the progress of the work against encouraging any
expectations of retrogression.
The Indications in several parts of the country
are exceptionally auspicious of betterment Never
has the movement met with such strong and lasting
support as It has In recent years; and never has It
accomplished so much In Its active sphere. Reform
is on a stable foundation at last; it is so situated
that it can exemplify its virtues to the people. And,
as its virtues undoubtedly are appreciated, the hope
may be Indulged that It will reach Into every de
partment of public office.
ALTERING A LANGAUGE.
That a nation's language Is an aid or an Im
pediment to the expansion of a nation's influence is
no longer a theory among philologists and statesmen.
While political supremacy dictates, within Its im
mediate domain, the speech of the subjects, the in
fluence ends at the confines of the governmental
power unless the language Itself is m simple or
pleasing or convenient as to appeal to aliens.
A modem illustration of this philosophy Is fur
nished by progressive Japan. A. Sato, master of
the household of Prince Sadanaru FushimI, and who
attends the Mikado's special representative at the St
Louis World's Fair, strikes the point in his Interest
ing assertions concerning the work and difficulties
of the Japanese Roman Character Society.
For several years, as Japan was emerging from
the shadows of Its environment, this society had
been advocating the adoption of the Roman charac
ters, or English letters, into the Japanese language;
but the expedient received no official cognizance
until some twelve months ago. Such a change never
Is desirable except when It is necessary. It was not
necessary so long as Japan was an isolated people.
It became necessary, however, as soon as progress
elevated Japan to a conspicuous position among the
Merchants and manufacturers engaged in the for
eign trade learned from experience that the Chinese
characters of the Japanese language characters
which always appear unique to Americans and Euro
peanswere a restriction to trade. Statesmen
learned in their negotiations with foreigners that
this hieroglyphic script presaged curtailment of Jap
anese Influence and even was ominous of detriment
to the nation's standing.' Expediency compelled the
business men and, then the statesmen to the opinions
of the reformers.
The alteration, as Mr. Sato says, will not be dif
ficult to impress into usage when It Is made, be
cause the English language is taught in the schools
and the better type of citizens know also the Ger
man or French; the people have been prepared
for the change. But, as might be expected, the re
form will not conclude with the substitution of
Roman cfiaracters; it cannot be effected without
modifying pronunciation and recoining words; and,
consequently, It should not be surprising, if, after
a few years, the original reform will predispose a
simplification of the language, or at least first of
the tongue and later of the literature.
..History hhows, with a few exceptions, that the
simplest languages generally survive. As a rule,
conquest, colonization and political supiemacy de
termine the endurance of language, as the people
have to adapt their speech to the conditions of life;
and as conqueiors commonly are practical, it is
seldom that they are MitisQcd with an intricate form,
inasmuch a- they employ the most direct methods
of communicating thought. The language having
the simplest, or the most practical, construction. Is
most likely to spread. No doubt, the English lan
guage, which almost lacks inle, has been a factor in
piomoting the Saxon nitluence.
There arc many side.- and features to this sub
ject, naturally exhibiting many tliffei dices of opin
ion. Aside from the science of languages the pro
posed refoim in the Japanese language offers an
example of the importance of language in the affairs
of a natiou. The reform is advocated as an expedi
ent; to increase the Japanese foieign trade and to
bring Japan into closer ijnipathy with other coun
tries of the world. This is a lesson fioin modern
life which is well worth studying.
The death of Richard M. Scruggs brings to Its
conclusion a career that lias been identified with the
activities of be. Louis for more than half a century.
Prominent for fifty-four ycais In the mercantile life
of the citj-, other endeavois of Mr. Scruggs found
expression in charities and In philanthropy of the
highest tjpe. The St Louis Provident Association,
an excelleut example of organized benevolence, has
grown to greatness under his direction. Not only
has ho given to it for years much of his time and
energies, hut much direct financial aid as well.
Many St Louis institutions can testify to Mr.
Scruggs's unfailing generosity, the catholicity of
which has always been pronounced. Conspicuous in
the mercantile world through the great commercial
house founded by him, he lias always been a prom
inent figure in nearly every field of St. Louis activ
ity. His long and useful life of high endeavor re
mains as a fine example.
It Is reported that a Congressman showed re
markable coolness in a New York fire. By an odd
coincidence his name is Burnett. You might expect
as much from Shadrach, Meshach or Abednego, but
from Burnett, never. In future he w ill doubtless be
known as the Honorable Asbestos Burnett
Chicago Is about to blow 50,000,000 for a hole in
the ground through which to travel. It does seem
like a waste of money to, make such a place in the
earth when the ether above Is free and aerial navi
gation Is just now developing with leaps and bounds.
Thirty-three thousand pounds of turkey have been
purchased for Thanksgiving dinner at city institu
tions. How times change. At this time four years
ago many of the Incumbents in city Institutions were
preparing for a huge moonlight banquet of crow.
That celebrated mysterious exclamation, "nark,
I think I hear a flock of sausages!" seems now to
be explained by the peculiar elongated pas bags
which theiJapanese are throwing into the Russian
j A $ i .
The tidal wave which struck the Talautze Islands
and rendered 80,000 men homeless seems to have
been a reflex of the great political disturbance in
Missouri caused by 30,000 men staying at home.
$ ' i
Jnpaneae Cclebratlnc the Victory of Lino-Tang-.
The World To-Day.
On tho evening of September 4 messengers went
from houso to house with their instructions. On the
morning of the 6th the entire country broke out Into a
blaze of banners and flags, large and small. Here and
there was an American or English flag; but the air was
fairly alive with the Japanese red sun in a white fleld,
or the war flag-, with Its red raa streaming-. The colors
wers only red and white and the bunting", wound about
poles everywhere, was set off by the green of the im
mense arches. Innumerable lanterns lined the street and
hung from tall poles In long festoons. No wonder that
the price of lanterns went up from two cents and a half
to twenty-flve cents and that finally none were to be
had. All through the nest day tho people were busily
engaged In completing their preparations for even a
grander display In tho evening. Transparencies were
prepared, displaying mottoes of congratulation or scenes
from tho war, or humorous pictures of falling bears and
eag!e3, on their backs, tumbling through space
with, wings outspread and claws clutching at the
air. And when the night came the panorama baffled
description. In the light of the paper lanterns every
where one saw the red sun In its white field on flags
and banners and bunting and transparencies. And then
the processions! Those who have seen a torchlight pro
cession in America, with the air filled with smoke of
tho torches, and the grimy tin lamps dripping their oil
over their bearers, know nothing of an Oriental pro
cession with its thousands of pretty lanterns of all
shapes and sizes, borne aloft upon bamboo sticks, each
lantern decorated with the Japinese flas or some fanci
ful dcdgn a veritable river of Are growing and rippling
till lost in the distance
Sad I,lf- or Circni Folk.
To circus people the circus Is a ery serious thing.
Whn a bareback rider 'lips to the ground after a somer
sault, or a lofty tumbler misses the shoulder it Is his
business to land on, the audience Is all sympathy,
as if feeling Itself how It Is to fall before so
many people. Very little tho performer cares for
all the vast multitude. His mind is on the superin
tendent, his particular superintendent, who Is watching
him at the side of the arena, and v. ho. when he goes
oft, is sure to ask very pointedly how his eye happened
to be Inaccurate or his muscles Infirm. There Is no
place In tho circus for performers who fall.
Even the clowns look a little bit serious behind the
scenes. But perhaps that is only because the black
lines they paint on their whitened visages are always
so glum and solemn And what a wilderness of Un
making people there are in the latter-day circus! The
Bumpkin, tho Loon, the Harlequin, the Grlmacer,
the Merry Andrew, the Austrian Looby, the Zany,
the Pierrot, the Punch, the Motley Fool, and final
ly the German Broad Face, whose name is Paddy Burke!
One of the clowns was sitting on his trunk in the dressing-room,
licking a stick of black paint, and rubbing
it on his cheeks so as to raako a most funereal expres
sion. The small boy asked him what kind of a clown he
was. Ho said that he was Just "Funny Friskey" and
ho got his -visiting card out of Ills trunk. It read "II.
Friskey, Clown and Comedian." and it had a heavy gold
rim, which made it -very imposing. In the four comers
It said Europe and Asia and Africa and America, which
showed thatH. Friskey's fame had reached the four
corners of the card. Until you saw his merry capers in
the ring, you never could believe that a man with such
a serious face and such an imposing vi3itlng card could
be either funny or frisky.
An Ancient Retort, Mr. James!
New Tork Tunes.
Henry James, tho novelist, who is now gathering Im
pressions of his native land after an absence of twenty
years In England, was recently discussing American
writers with a literary" acquaintance in New Tork, when
he took occasion to bestow warm praise upon the work
of a certain American author of the younger schoot
"But." Interposed his vis-a-vis, "the man you are ad
miring Is, by the way. one of your severest critics."
"Perhaps," mused the distinguished novelist, "perhaps
we are both mistaken."
ELEGANT DECORATIONS NOTED
- AT WALKER-LAMBERT MARRIAGE
Ceremony Performed at the Beautiful Lambert Residence in the
Presence of Members of Families Reception Held for Young
Friends of Couple To Occupy Country Home in Pike County,
April 1 L-aw-Kelley and Bay-Hubbell Weddings Solemnized
MRS. JAMES THEODORE WALKER,
Who was Miss Lily Lambert.
Harely does a private residence lend
Itself so well for the ceremonial of a
wedding as the spacious Colonial dwell
ing of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Lambert, in
Hortense placo. The first wedding to take
placo In this magnlflcient new home was
that of the host's only sister. Miss Lily
Lambert, and James Theodore Walker,
joungest brother of Sidney, George, Her
bert and Daid Walker Jr.. and the
families alone saw the ceremony, and
only about 3 persons came later
for the reception, yet In other par
ticulars, especially the Interior arrange
ment and the decorations, was perfect,
and extremely ornate and handsome.
The very largo reception-hail, which oc
cupies the center of this house was pre
pared for the ceremony. On tho south
wall and directly under a broad-oak stair
case, which winds first to a deep window
seat, with cathedral glass above It, and
then to the second floor, is an enormous
fireplace. This was hung with greens,
while huge showers of white chrjsanthe
mums, almost tree-like in their effectwere
arranged on either side, reaching quite
to the overhanging balcony. Tall branch
lights threw a glow in this green bower,
the brackets placed on the sides, while
from the high celling aboe, swung a
well-light, which illuminated the entire
The approach to this altar-canopy was
made from tho staircase, high vases of
more whlto 'mums outlining the way.
while white ribbons swung from vase to
tase, the latter placed in white wicker
baskets to Increase their beauty and add
to their stature. The ribbons were
strctAed Just before the bride came donn
tho stairs, Ralph McKlttrick. Allen West,
Stewart Stlckney and the bride's brother,
Gerard Lambert, performing this office,
and leading the bridal procession.
THE BRIDAL PROCESSION.
Miss Frances Wlckham. Miss Ethel
Gambia, Miss Mildred Stlckney and Miss
Lillian Mitchell followed the groomsmen,
walking In twos, and then came Miss
Janet Morton, the maid of honor, directly
preceding tho bride, who came down the
stairs with her brother. Marion Lambert.
She took position in th arbor, being met
by Mr. Walker, his eldest brother and
best man. Sidney Walker, who entered the
hall from the dining-room.
An organ in the upper hall played the
Lohengrin bridal music, and immediately
after tho ceremony pealed out In the
Mendelssohn march. The wedding serv
ice was impressive, and conducted by two
clergymen of the Episcopal Church, the
Reverend Doctor Watson Winn of Bruns
wick, GaS, an uncle of the bride, assisted
by tho Reverend Doctor William Short of
Si. Peter's Church. St. Louis. Marion
Lambert gae bis sister away. The cer
emony was at 5 o'clock, and only the
large family connection on both the Lam
bert and Walker sides was present. Im
mediately afterward th guests, confined
to intimate friends, and mainly young
people, arrHcd for a reception, which
laatcd two houn.
Early in tho evening Mr. and Mrst Wal
ker took their departure, declaring with
much emphasis that Kansas City was
their destination for ten dajs. As several
trunks preceded them to the Htatlon at
an early hour jesterday afternoon, and
as tho bride's extremely pretty trousseau
did not remain in her rooms last night,
their friends concluded that the honey
moon trip will be a lengthy one, and wli
include a tour of tho South.
In April they are to go to the large
country place near Clarksvllle. Pike Coun
ty, Missouri, the arrangement and comple
tion of whlch has occupied Mr. Walker
for almost a year. The house Is a large
Colonial structure, and is built for com
fort, entertaining ounsc3 and primarily
for a home. They will live in it for eight
months each year, planning to spend the
remaining four months In St. Lotus and In
The bride wore a Parisian gown of Ivory
white chiffon cloth, elaborately ornament
ed with rose point, most of It old lace,
which the Lambert-Winn family has pos
sessed for many eara The entire trained
skirt was flounced with this beautiful lace,
while the bodice, cut high and with elbow
sleet es, was also trimmed. Her veU of
the traditional tulle was caught to the hair
with a smaU spray of orange blossoms,
while lilies of the valley formed her
bouquet. In a shower. About her neck was
clasped a necklace of diamonds and pearls,
the gift of her husband.
The bridesmaids wore green and white
costumes. Their dresses were of white
lace, in a French pattern, with touches
of pale-green satin In the girdles. They
wore large picturesque beaver hats in
white, the only ornament, for these being
single and "very long plumes shading
from white to rich green tints. Thelr
bouquets were round, old-fashioned effects
in white carnations, with loops of whito
lace on either side to match the gowns,
the whole being tied with big stiff bows
of satin. Miss Morton differed from the
others only slightly, her gown and hat
being-pure white with no green decora
tion. Mrs. Marlon Lambert wore cream
lace in a Bruges weave, with a satin
girdle, embroidered in faint-pink shades.
Some visitors, who arrived for the wed
ding were Mr. and Mrs. Follls of San
Francisco, Miss Cook. Ml Kelly, and
Miss 'Winn, toe last of Norfolk. Va.
Miss Frances Grace KeUey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George D. L. KeUey. No.
El Page boulevard, and Mr. Fred Hayes
Law, formerly of Fort Sheridan. 111., but
lately removed to St. Louis, were married
last evening at 7 o'clock. The ceremony
took placo in the Memorial Church of St.
James, the Reverend Mr. Duckworth
reading the service.
Decorations of palms and white chrys
anthemums filled the chancel and
trimmed the altar. Miss Lallee Baker, an
intimate friend of the bride, played the
wedding marches. Louis Lawry and
George Kelley, the bride's brother, ush
ered. The bride, who woro white pcau de sole
with point applique and much shining,
with a tulle veil and shower bouquet of
valley lilies, was attended by only ona
maid, her sister. Miss Mamie Kelley. The
latter wore white silk mull with Venetian
lace, and carried a shower of bridesaiaia
roses. No reception followed, only a
gathering of the relathes at the Kelley
home, where an elaborate supper was
served aftr the ceremony.
T-ito,. -vtt- anit "Tr T.nw deDarted for
AshevIIIe. N. C . on an estensUe Southerne
trip. They win return to at. i"". ""J
do not expect to begin housekeeping untn
next spring. ,,.-
The bridegroom's mother. Mrs. Morris
Law, with Mr. and Mr. Harry Adams
and Mr. and Mrs. George Law. all or
Illinois, came down yesterday to be pres
ent at tho wedding last night.
Miss Maudi Hubbell. .daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Hubbell. No. 10CO Thornby
place, and Mr. Mansfield Bay were mar
ried last evening, the event taking p.ace
at the Cabanne home of the bride.
Both weddln-r and reception guests num
bered into the hundreds and the function
was an extremely Iargeand merry one.
The Reverend Doctor Francis Ttuss-ll.
West Presbyterian Church, performed the
ceremony, there being no attendants ex
cept a best man. Lovell Bay, the bride
groom's brother, performed thl3 oSlce.
Two small flower girls. th Misses Kath
leen and Ursula Say. daughters of Doctor
William Say of Cabanne, assisted and led
the bridal procession.
This was a yellow wedding, the house
bAlnc trimmrrl in hundreds of rich vellow
("chrysanthemums, combined with tall
palms ana terns, ine onue wore a. ura
robe in a Brrssels pattern, built oer
white liberty satin. Some old family pearls
were her ornaments, while she carried a
round bouquet of white roses fringed with
valley lilies. After an Eastern Journey
Mr. and Mrs. Bay will go to Texas to live.
Miss Artie V. Floyd and Victor W. Kem
were married yesterday afternoon, the
event taking place at the home of the
bride's parents. No 1911 North Grand ave
nue. After a Southern trip Mr. and Mrs.
Kern will go to tho City of Mexico for a
Miss Harriet Marguerite Vordtrlede.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Henry Vord
trlede. and Mr. Edwin C. Schleck were
married on Monday afternoon. The cere
mony was performed by the Reverend J.
Fink, only a few friends being present.
The marriage of Miss Edith Berenice
Preshaw, daughter of Mrs. Emily Pre
shaw. to Mr. George Emil Hausmann will
take place this evening at halt after 7
o'clock at the Wagoner Place M. E.
Church. South. A Iarga number of guests
will witness tb ceremony.
ST. LOUIS WOMAN'S CLUB.
To-morrow night (Thanksgiving) the St.
Louis Woman's Club will entertain with a
ba'l., Jo 'be giver, in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
DaId Rowland Francis. The hour of re
ception is 9 o'clock. Many hundreds of
cards have been sent out for this enter
tainment, the first formal ball and rcen
tion of this club for the season.
NEW TORK BUILDING DANCE.
On Friday evening the New Tork State
building will be the scene of a brilliant
society function in the shape of the Kir
mess and ball, arranged by Mrs. Dore
Lon and the Board of Governors of the
Martha Parsons Hospital for Children.
The reauests for cards hi K.r, lor
large, and the hospital promises to be
largely benefited by the affair. Younger
girls of society and nome of the oung
a...j mtii ... tu.,. m utue fui in tne
dances, rehearsals for these haing oc
cupied their attention for several week'
These rehearsals have been the occasion
of many little functions at the different
homes of the young ladles, who are to
COUNTRY CLUB HORSE SHOW.
"The Country Club will give itself over
to a Horse Show and similar outdoor
sports to-morrow, should the day be pro
Plans havo been made on an extensive
scale for the Horse Show, and thoush
members have been notified that it is to
be a purely informal, yet the prelimi
naries Indicate that it will be exceedingly
choice and exclusive as welL Only club
members and their families are eligible
for the show and the entertainment.
Numbers of young women have signified
their intention of riding, and all those
owning handsome traps and coaches will
array their vehicles and steeds for com
petition during tho afternoon. A Jury of
connoissleurs will decide on the merits
of horse flesh and smart turnouts. In ad
dition there will be some county fair di
versions, and altogether the Country dub
anticipates a lh ely Thanksgiving.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Thomson, who
have been living at Hotel Beere since their
return from abroad, have gone housekeep
ing this autumn, taking a furnished house
In- Delmar boulevard.
Mr. Edward F. Macy, who has been
quite III for the past week. Is now recuper
ating. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kllpatrlck will In
troduce their younger daughter. Miss Lois
Kllpatrlck, to-night with a ball to be given
at the St, Louis Club.
by different mtmbcra completed the pro
gramme. The club mect3 the third Friday
"The Harvard Court" has Issued Invita
tions for an informal dance, which is to
take place thi? evening. An unusually
largo attendance Is expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Grace of No.
K7 North Vandeventer avenue will cele
brate their twentv-fi'th anniversary on
Saturday evening. November 23. and will
be pleased to receive their friends from S
to 11 o'clock.
Mr. Samuel Cunples will, as usual, give
his large Thanksgiving reception to-rcor-row
afternoon from four to seven o clock
at his West Pino Boulevard residence.
Mrs. J. W. Williams of Springfield. Mo .
returned home yesterday after a p'easant
visit with friends. She came over to at
tend the reception given to Goverror and
Mrs. Otero at the New Mexico bulldlcg.
The Presbyterian Church was the sceno
of a beautiful wedding last evening, when
Miss Mary Crosby Sneed. eldest daughter
of Mrs. Samuel Sneed. was married to
Albert Joseph Davis of St, Louis.
The church was decorated In yellow and
white chrysanthemums, palms and ferns.
Erncrt R. Kroeger. organist, played sever
al numbere before the entrance of the
bridal party. The unhera were Messrs.
Will Mathls, Arthur Worthington, Edward
Sieber and Walter Mitchell.
Promptly at S o'clock the bridal party
entered the church, tho ushers leading.
Tho bridesmaids. Miss Sara Abraham and
Miss Carrilu Wilde were similarly dressed
In Persian lawn gowns, trimmed with
lace and carried bouquets of yellow
chrysanthemums, tied with white ribbon.
Miss Jane Sneed, sister of the bride,
served -as maid of honor, and wore a gown
of yellow silk mull. She carried a bouquet
of white chrysanthemums, tied with yel
low ribbon. Little Mildred Smith, daugh
ter of the Reverend and Mrs. Howard
Smith. In a pretty white lawn frock, with,
jellow ribbons, was the Cower girl.
At the chancel the Reverend Perry v.
Jenness, pastor of the church, and the
Reverend Howard Smith, pastor of Mount
Cabanne Presbterlan Church, who per
formed the ceremony, awaited the coming
of the bride. The bridegroom and his best
man, Mr. Brcn, met the bride at th"
chancel. She wa3 escorted by her uncle.
John CIcIIand, who gave her away. Her
gown was of vhlte satin peau de Cygne,
trimmed with lace. The tulle veil was
simply fastened to her hair with pearl
pins. She carried a shower bouquet of
After the ceremony a reception was held
at the bride's heme, at which, besides ths
bridal party, only a few -very Intimate
friends were piesent. The bride is a grad
uate of Forest Pari; University.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis departed for a
lourney. On their return they will be
guests of the bride's mother till their
home In St, Louis Is fitted up.
Many entertainments have been given
In honor of the young couple. Mrs. Lowe
gave a dinner a fortnight ago. Last Sat
urday Miss Carrilu Wilde gave a lunch
eon. She was assisted by her sister. Mte3
Frances Wilde, and Miss Clara Albright,
The guest3 were the Mlpses Maude John
son. Sara Abraham, Carrol King, Mabel
Bown. Jane Sneed, Alice Franklin, Ethel
Franklin and Mrs. McGeary.
Miss Winkle of No. EC06 Bartmer ave
nue gave a linen shower last Wednesday
afternoon. Among those present were the
Misses Louie McLaln. Harriet Worthing
ton, Una Ford. Mona Ford. Sarah Clay
ton. Mav Mitchell, Mabel Bown. Jana
Sneed. Georgle Biggs, Harriet Wilcox.
Opal WlnSle. Maude Whitsett. Ethel
Whltsett, Edith Taylor. Carrilu Wilde.
Pearl Carl. Anne Sharpe, Mmes. Charles
H. Lyle. Llojd Meggtason and James Al
lee. Mlsi Sara Abraham entertained tho
bridal party at dinner Monday evening.
COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS
HAVE UNIQUE PROGRAMME
Horse Shovr, Automobile Content In
eluded AmonR Special Event
for Thajatigivlnc Day.
A horpe show, an automobile driving
contest and other special events wiU bo
held at the Country Club to-morrow by
the members of that organization. Tha
classes In the horse show have been made
broad enouzh to Include the entries of
every member. It Includes a runabout
class, gigs, saddle horses, walk, trot and
canter; four-in-hand, pairs to victoria or
brougham, ladies' driving pair and polo
The automobile exhibit wiU be mainly
a contest in driving about and around
obstacles on the oolo fl!ld. Different
classes will be made up according to tha
length of the -wheel base of the machine
that is driven. Chauffeurs are barred from
the contest. In addition there will be a
rlag-tlltins contest with spears from au
tomobile"!, tilting at susoended rings, whlls
driving at speed, and chlcken-catchlns
contest for a silver cua.
Oliver Richards of No. MU Maryland
avenue Is chairman of the committee hav
ing in charge tho arrangements for tha
DECREASE IN TURKEY SALE.
Commission iron Say City May,
Use 5.000,000 Poinds.
Missouri, according to present Indica
tions, may loss the honor this year of
having the largest output of turkeys. Ttt
as taking her place. This Is a position in
the turkey world that Missouri has held
for some time, but a decrease of 25 per
cent In turkey raising, caused by the wet
wiather. may leave her out of the race for
St. Louis usually spends In the nelgh
lorhood of $12,000 for Thanksgiving tur
keys, but the order prohibiting the saloon
keepers from holding raffles, vlll decrease
this amount to no small extent. It 1'
figured by the commii"'on merchants of
the city that It will take 5)tTO rounds
of turkey to supply the demand this year.
The Pestalozzi Mothers' Club held its
regular meeting last Friday afternoon,
with about sixty-five members, also
teachers and Principal G. D. Knapp. pres
ent. They celebrated Thanksgiving in ad--vance
with an elaborate spread. The ta
bles were daintily decorated with flowers,
fruits and candies. Music and recitations
J TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Z
TO-DAY IN ST. LOUIS.
4 From The Republic. Nov. 24. 1S79.
Children in the U-ycar-old classes
of the Cnrondelet Turnvereln gave
an exhibition of turner work before
a large crowd of their parents.
friends and companions in South-
west Turn Hall.
-The Liberal Literary Club, a so-
clety devoted to the study of the
best works In English literature.
met at the residence of Mr. C Lc-
gan of No. 2024 Easlon avenue. Mr.
Alexander Robblns read an essay.
which was later the subject for de-
4 bate among the members.
The evangelistic meeting was well
attended, many of those in the au-
O dler.ee expecting to meet Moody and
Sankey. the noted revivalists, but
they were disappointed. Secretary
Williams addressed the meeting,
taking the Bible for his toric
At the gospel temperance meeting
O In St. George's Hall Mr. P. C Cord-
if weU, who conducted the exercises.
spoke or the fact that a large nrnn-
ber of the business men of St. Louis
had determined no longer to em-
plov men who drank, thus showing.
as Mr. Cord v. ell thought, a healthy
growth In the direction of temper-
With the coming of wintry weath-
er the police stations of St. Louis
were besieged with persons apply-
ins for shelter overnight. Men and O
women alike applied for a night's
lodging, but the men outnumbered
the women greatly. All the sta-
tions were taxed to provide sleep-
ing places for the unfortunates who
had no homes to go to. EspeclaUy ,
was this true of the Chestnut street
station. In the downtown district.
where one night forty-five human
beings slept soundly on the bard
wood floor, with nothing but their
arms or coats for pMows. The po-
lice said they had had an unusually
large number of lodgers.
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