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LEPROSY BREAKS OUT ON
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 1. "S. O.
S! S. O. S.! S. O. SJ"
All day and all night long, that
signal the sea call for help has
been crackling off the poles of the
wireless operator here.
The beseeching call comes
from the British schooner Suc
cess. It is afloat somewhere off
the Florida coast. It's crew is
starving, and unable to work the
ship. The vessel itself is partly
disabled. Three men have been
washed overboard in a storm.
It was long before the wire
less operator here could tune his
instrument into accord with that
of the disabled ship. But at last
he managed to do it, and was able
to ask what was wrong, and then
the answer came, in one word
Leprosy broke out on the Suc
cess weeks ago. First one man
was stricken, then another, then
another. Half of its crew of 33
now are suffering from the most
dread disease known to man.
With the outbreak of the dis
ease, teh Success sailed to a port
on the Carribean sea. It was de
nied entrance. It treid several
ports on Porto Rico. At each it
was ordered away as soon as the
nature of the disease that caused
it to carry its flag at half mast
So for weeks the Success has
been wandering aimlessly on the
high seas; denied entrance at all
ports, shunned by all passing ves
sels. Its stores ran out. It could
get no more. The officials at one
port on the Caribbean threatened
to sink her when she desperately
tried to enter to obtain food.
The revenue cutter Yamacraw
was sent from here to find ther
Success today when the story
was told. The Yamacraw prob
ably will convoys the plague ship,
to Jacksonville, Fla.
J. P. MORGAN' RECEIVES
BLACK HAND LETTERS
New York, Feb. 1. J. P. Mor
gan, jr., hurriedly called on the
police today. He had received a
threatening letter. His house was
robbed a few days ago, and he
thought the letter was a hoax or
"froh a crazy man." But he'
wanted the police to find out,
In part the letter read: "I
know of the manipulations of the.
Morgan Wall street house, and,
through it I have lost all the11
money I had, so I consider it up
to the Morgan house to make res
titution." The letter demanded that $100,
000 be left at a designated spo
in Central park. A decoy pauk
age was deposited, and alert
sleuths and courageous policemen
watched the place for hours. The
letter writer did not materialize.
Senator Culberson says it cost
corporations 11 millions to elect
Teddy in 1904. Teddy and Hairi
man both "practical men," too. ?
Charles Dana Gibson says alP
women are beautiful and that his
wife is the most "beautiful. No
use to search further for the ideal
man he's it.