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NEW YORK LETTER
New York, Sept. 23. Charles
Schmidt is in a dickens of a fix.
He doesn't know whether to try
to get his little daughter, Char
lotte away from her rich aunt
and bring her back, ttf fifstehe
ment home, or to, leave ftfi Wherfc
she will grow up irt luxdry
It is a strange, stratige ease.
Schmidt lives on the fourth
floor at 70 St. Mark's place. His
wife died a Week after Charlotte
was born. The little girl is seven.
She has been careH fdr ever since
her birth by her maternal grand
mother, Mrs. Leort Rosengweig.
Theaiinf isMrs. Giistave Pach,
of Vienna. Six years ago she vis
ited this country and fell in love
with baby Charlotte. She has no
children of her own, and she cov
eted this little niece. She and her
husband are enormously wealthy.
Early in August little Char
lotte went to Freeport, L. L, io
visit her uncle, Adolph Schmidt.
A few days later, When the
George Washington sailed fof
Bremen, Adolph and Charlotte
were aboard. When the steamer
docked at Bremen, Mr. and Mrs.
Pach were there to meet it, with
a special train which took the
party to Vienna.
In the Austrian capital Char
lotte has a suite at the Cafe Cen
tral, one of the most magnificent
hotels in the city, and one of sev
eral which are owned by Gustave
Pach. She has a retinue of ser
vants pets, toys, a carriage to
drive in, and every joy her doting
aunt can confer upon her.
. But there is little joy in the flat
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in St. Mark's place. MtS. Rosenz
weig is heartbroken. "Oh, how
I mjss her 1". she cries.
Schmidt joking refers to the de
parture of Charlotte as a "kid
naping." "You can't call it a read kid
ingr' He- says, 'because she hasn't
gone out of "the family. I am
sure I can get Tier back any time
I want tof without taking legal
But Mrs, RoseUzweig is riot so
sure about that. And as Schmidt
comes home, day after day, from
Hie -uri-irk- in tlii rlnnu- fn rtnrv tr
the little home where he heafyf
the weeping of the grandmother,
instead of the laughter of Char
lotte, he is more, and more per
plexed as to what he ought to do.