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I i f I ! 9c. Each, Worth Up to $5.00 a Pair. Wo secured a lot of about one thousand manufacturer's "sam ple" ends of fine quality Lace Curtains: \ l/2 to 2 yards long, and 50 to (o inches wide. These can be used for sash curtains, splashers, and many other purposes. Most of the patterns can be matched into pairs. In ecru, white and Arabian?showing a wide range of hand some designs. These arc strips of Lace Curtains, sold in the regular way as high as $5.00 a pair. We offer them at 39c. per strip tomorrow. Fourth Floor. BUSINESS HOURS:?Open Daily at 8:30 a.m.; close at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays excepted. "THE DEPENDABLE STORE." WERinreo ass? k sTOBdinrs "American Lady" Corsets, 69c. Worth up to $3.50. A sale of the famed "American -Lady" Corsets?comprising fac tory seconds and samples, used on forms for display purposes. The handsomest lot of high-grade Corsets ever offered undcr price. They consist of finest brocade silk and French coutil, beau tifully trirhmed with laces and ribbons. Some arc a little soiled, and others have tinv oil spots dropped from the machinery?but there's nothing to hurt the wear. All sizes in the lot?if your size isn't in one style, you'll find it in another. Choice tomorrow of "American Lady" Corsets, sold as high as $3.50, for 69 cents. Hand Sapolio, 6c. Th<* regular 10c. size of Han<l Sa polio. for 0110 day at 60. a cake. t Fairy Soap, 2%c. Kalrbank's ? Fairy" Soap, regular price 3c. everywhere, to morrow at two cakes for 5c. f 1 ioc. Toilet Soap. 5c. I I I ! I 1 i X ? 1 | I ? I ?I: Tlie well-known PhvslclAns" and Surgeons' Soap for the toilet. To morrow at half price. Camphorice, 7c. Vaseline C a m - phorice, for chap ped or rough skin. Tomorrow at 7c. a box. Spool Silk. Sc. Good quality Black Hewing Silk, tomorrow at four spools for 5c. Ironing Wax, 8c. Best grade of Chinese I r o ning Wax, twelve pieces in a l>ox. for 8c. Carpet Brooms, fl<Dc. Throe- string Carpet Brooms for KK\ each; only fiiiO of them. Coal Sifters, 7c. Regular 1 r> c . Kournl Coal Hi ft - ? iv, with braced bottoms; tomor row nt 7c. each. Coal Hods, 115c. Japanned Coal TTod and Coal Shovel: combined value. 25c.; for one day at 15c. Clothesline, 6c. Fifty feet >r Oalvanized Iron Wire Clothesline, sold regularly at in,'., for one day at tic. Wash Boards, 29c. < -ryst.il Oils' Wash Hoards : far superior to the old-fashioned Sine sort. Regular value, for tomorrow only. ndermeslin are determined to make it of such saving importance that every woman's A Decisive Clearance of All Old-year Stock to Make Ready for oyr Annual January SaSe. Tomorrow's clean-up of all old-year stock is to prepare the way for the greater event which fol lows in two weeks?our Annual January Sale of Undermuslins. In this instance prices are clipped very close to cost?for we attention will be claimed. Muslin Corset Covers; high and low neck; French seams; finished re idy ?==[!/ to trim. l^c. value / jfli Full-Moused Cambric set Covers; low neck; cambric lie m - stitched ruffles. All sizes. 19c. value ? or? with 110c. Nainsook and Cambric Corjet Covers; full bloused; low and V neck; trimmed with lace Inserting and rib bons, others trim med with em broidery. 89c. values for 25c. Good Quality Muslin Drawers, made with yoke, umbrella ruffle, with tucks in ruffle and above. Open or u .?-* closed. All MVC. lengths'. value.. Cambric and Muslin Draw ers, made with ruffles of em broidery and lace insertings and tucks. Open or closed. All ^/f> lengths. 49c. val ue Long Skirts, with ruffles, trimmed with lace and tucks. Extra dust ?, ^ ruffle. All lengihs. .?fOf 50c. value Short Petticoats with yoke bands, ruffles with liem stitfliing. All ^ len-gths. 29c. val- *yCo ue for Good Quality Muslin Gowns, V and h'gh-neck styles. Yoke of cluster tucks and cam bric ruffles. Sizes ^ /? up to 17. 30c. qJOC# value Heavy Quality Muslin and Cambric Gowns; high, V and empire styles; neatly trim med with lace, embroidery, hemstitched tucks and In sertings. All sizes. R e g u lar 69c. value for.... Good Quality Cambric Chemise, made with yoke of tucks and Insertings, cam bric ruffles around ^ neck and sleeves. >?,ri)C,. Regular 39c. value Fine Quality Cambric .Chemise; full length witli ruffles on bottom. Yoke of inserting. All sizes. 69c. value for T.ong Skirt-Chemise, made of nainsook and cambric, trimmed around the bottom with iace; yoke of *=?,?-*_ lace and insert- JyrQ,a ing. All sizes First Sale of the New Year in Domestics, Goods bought right are half sold. These were bought some time ago at very much less than present wholesale cost. We now share the advantages with you. 50 dozen 72 by 90 Bleached Sheets, w ith deep hem. Made -5 ,<-* _ of good durable cotton. Spe- cJ^C. rial at 'j00 dozen 45x36 Bleached Pillow Cases, finished wit-lv deep hem. / ft Regular stz>-. Special 50 pieces of lo-uuarter Sheeting, good quality for making double-bed size sheets. Special, yd.. Bleached 50 pieces of 45-lnch ton; regular width mak ng pillow cases stead of 1-Vjc. a y morrow 24j^c. ow Case Cot r 5.. ?: 93/(c. Pillow for 5.000 yards of "Mill Ends" of yard wide Cambric, in lengths from one to ten yards, suitable for making undergarments and petticoats. Special tomor row, yd Light Slilrting Prints, guaranteed fast colors; in a variety of styles, including pink, blue red and black and-white stripes, figures and polka dots. Special at... Light colored Onting Cloth: -In pink and blue stripes. Excel lent quality. Specia at White Flannel, good soft quality, suitable for infants' wear. Special at 434c, th; -in pint ^ 63>4c. H2^Co BGack Goods. L5argain.^ 111 staple Black Fab rics certain to get a glad welcome Tuesday. Priestley's 1'J-inch Silk-finish Mohair Brllliantine. extra heavy, close-woven quality. Strictly reversible ? ct _ and dust proof. Spe- ^j. (? cial 45-inch All-wool Silk-finish Henri etta, tine close twill quality, s i=> With drap d'ete finish. Spe- <D)Q)(?e clal at Regular $1.00 52-lneh Serge. Clay worsted finish. One of most desirable black fab rics for tailored suits und skirts Regular 75c. All-wool French Voile 40 inches- wide; with new ^/r\ woven rit e Hake effect. Spe cial at ? ? ? with the PC. papp Worth $1 o $1.25 & $1.50. A sale of Mendel's Wrappers' means much to women satisfaction in fit, workmanship and style. These are "seconds ?but Mendel's "seconds" are equal to other makers' "firsts. The imperfections are hardly perceptible, and do not hurt the good wearing qualities of the garments in the least. The materials include .illThe best kinds, such as German Flannelle, Domet Flannel, best Percale and Fleece-back Flan nelette, in a wide range of favored styles, including Persian pat terns, stripes, neat figures, in all colors. ? Neatly trimmed with ruffles and braid, or made in plain tailored effects. Wide flounce at the bottom. The imperfections arc so trivial as to be hardly noticeable ?and do not affect their good wearing qualities in the least. All sizes in the lot. Choice of regular $1.00, $r.25 and $1.50 qualities tomorrow at 79c. Women's Raincoats, $6.98. Worth $11.! Tliev are made of black and white fancy mixtures, in a smart double-breasted box-front style, and the back is trimmed with six pleats. Belted round waist. Collarless effect, fashioned high up in the neck, trimmed with four rows of silk soutache. Buttoned with self-cloth buttons. Large sleeves, made with turn-back cuffs, trimmed with braid to match collar. All sizes in*the lot up to 44. Fach garment bears the waterproof guarantee stamp. Women's Suits, $16.5(0). Reduced From $25, $27.50 and $30. Choice is offered of regular $25.00, $27.50 and $30.00 Suits, con sisting of imported chiffon broadcloths, paon cheviots and plain imported cheviots, in both the long-coat suits and the jaunty Eton models. Stylish Eton Suits, handsomely trimmed with braid and novelty vest effects; Military Btons, in tight-fitting effect, trimmed with or naments and cords. Others in elegant Braided Kton styles, with Persian band vests. Long coat, tight-fitting styles, trimmed with stitched folds into the waist line front and hack. Finished with velvet collar and cuffs, trimmed with fancy braids and stitching. Skirts handsomely trim med to match the coats, ?both in the new circular gored and plaited styles. Black and all favored colors, including wine color, plum, green, navy blue, etc. January Reductions in FURS. Every piece of Fur in stock has been sharply reduced?and as prices have been lowest all sea son, the new quotations have a deep significance. Every woman who has a Fur to buy owes it to herself to inspect these offerings before pur chasing. If comparison doesn't prove that our qualities and values are unequalcd for the money we won't expect you to buy here. Siberian lined 64-incll Squirrel Throw Ties, with satin. Sold for $5 ON. Reduced jjg Genuine Isabella Fox Pelerines; finest qual ity; sold at $27.50. ? fl A ef|| Reducod to Two-stripe Fox Pel erines. (Note that they are two-stripe.) Rich Isabella color. Lined with brocade. Reduced from $85.00 $20 Genuine Jap Mink Throw Ties, lined with plain or brocade satin duchesse. Reduced from K(fl) $8.00 to $25 Six - stripe* Eastern Mink Muffs; down bed. lined with duchesse. Reduced from "je $50.00 to ft*'*. JO Fivc-stripe Eastern Mink Muffs; down bed, lined with duchesse; re duced from $42.50 to.. Genuine Sable Rac coon Pelerines, very stylish. Reduced from $28.00 to Four - stripe Mink Pelerines; most beautiful pelt. Reduced efli from $120.00 to. (This is a most extraordi nary bargain.) Handsome Nearseal Coats, collar, cuffs and re vers of genuine mink; bro cade lined. Re to.cedrr.om.,67:50.$44.50 XXXX Persian Lamb Jackets of the richest quality obtainable; correctly tailored; regular value, $250.00. Reduced ^ jj A s t r a c h a n Fur Capes, 80 by 120, with deep storm collar. Re- ST? 5 duced from $40 Russian Mink Peler ines, 10 inches long; three stripe, brocade lined. duced from $50.00 to Re .$25 Russian Mink Two stripe Throw Ties, lined with brocade. Were ffi 11 (Hi $20.00. Reduced to 11 Three - stripe Sable Fox Muffs; down bed. Re duced from $17.lift 90-inch Siberian Squirrel Throw Ties, that sold at $10.75, R t] (ft) Qfi now reduced to.. u Dark Squirrel Muffs, made of forty skins; sold for $12.9S. Re- ffiQ qQ duced to VO.yO Dark Siberian Squir rel Throw Ties, 70 inches long; sold for $15. CQ Reduced to v*''"' A bargain price for this fashi onable dress material is always wtfeome?but coming right in the middle of the season it will be doubly appreciated. 52-inch All-wool Imported French Broadcloth, fine twill back, with heavy satin face?the identical grade for which you will be asked $1.25 a yard everywdiere but here. Colors are Alice blue, national, navy, myrtle, olive, plum, lielio, wine, garnet, cardinal, seal and golden brown; also old rose, gray, tan, mode and black. Tomorrow at 95c. a yard. 38-inch All-wool Crepe Albatross, and 3S-lnch All-wool French Batiste, In all street and evening shades, ~ ^ including Ivory, cream and .-4)0(7 black; 50c. value ^ 50-inch Silk Finish Mohair Sicilian, rich luster, strictly reversible and dust proof; colors are navy blue, royal, hunter's, olive, garnet, == ^ brown, gray, mode and black; rjO/f" 75c. value for 54-inch Rainproof Worsted Suitings, in new covert effects, In both plain and herringbone weaves; colors are tan, mode, gray, brown, olive and Oxford; regular $1.50 value, for 50-lnch All-wool Panama Suitings, a hard-twisted, close-woven quality; col ors are brown and navy^?and because we haven't a complete line of a jy. shades, we offer the regular ALvJ)C* 89c. quality at ? SplC will Embroideries at a Saving. These two lots of crisp span new Embroideries claim the attention of every woman who is planning under wear at this time. Edgings and insertings in the lot?in a great variety of patterns, from the narrow baby patterns to the wide widths for skirts. Sc. (Worth 8c.) !2%>c. (Worth 30c.) ?o Taffetas Heavy rustling quality Colored Taffeta Silks?a grade that is sold with two guarantees?the maker's and ours. The most approved silks for waists and costumes. A complete range of wanted shades, including navy, national, Alice blue, new green, brown, plum, reseda, myrtle, olive, garnet, cardinal, oyster gray, pearl, rose, tan, mode, light blue, turquoise, pink, lavender, old rose, white, cream and black?also a full line of changeable combinations. 36-inch Black Taffeta Silk, in the new natural finish and heavy rus- ? ^ tling quality. Wear guaran teed. $1.25 value for AU-s'lk Messaline Peau de Cygne, a rich lustered, soft-clinging quality, in all street and evening shades; also black, white and cream. Regular 59c. value for 24-inch Pure Silk Crepe de Chine, ex tra close woven, firm quality. In all street and evening shades, in- p? eluding white, cream and black. Regular 75c. grade for 27-inch Taft'ata, a heavy rustling qual ity, in all plain shades and changeable combinations. Superior sort, m sold regularly at 98c. a yard, lowered for Tuesday to M Advance Sale off 1906 Spr Poo 29c. and 35c. values at E9c. a yd. Fortune favored our cotton goods buyer?and a lot of one hun dred pieces of crisp new Mercerized Pongettes were secured to sell at this saving. They are highly mercerized?and have the exact appearance of silk. In plain colors and with self figures, others with neat dots, fig ures and spots of black on white grounds. Many are the lovely light blue and pink novelties, with self-colored woven figures. On sale tomorrow at 19c. instead of 35c. and 29c. a yard Floor CoverSrags. Fourth Floor. Genuine Ali-Wool Smyrna Rugs; size 30 by CO Inches; the most popular size for ordinary use. In a line of attractive patterns. The u s in. grade which sells usually JN I nU at $3.00, at li ?Special lot of Extra Heavy Quality Floor Linoleums, in four patterns. These are not remnants?and you can "buy any quantity desired up to twenty yards. Instead -5 -j, of 50c. a square yard, to morrow for Bed wear Bargains (Fourth Floor.) Large size Comforts, for double beds, covered with French-finish sateen.scroll stitched quilted on pure tl white cotton. Regular j <3.00 value, at * * Special lot of regular $1.50 Comforts, covered with silkoline, and filled with while cotton: scroll stitched quilted. Special at 10 and 11-quarter California Wool Blankets, In white or gray,- soft fleece, heavy quality. These are subject to slight imperfections that makes them classed as "seconds." Regular $4.50 value, at Fine Quality All-wool Blankets, in 10 and 11-quarter sizes; choice of white or gray; finished with silk bound edges. Regular $7.50 value, for $4.98 Mattings, $8.90. $12 a Roll. A new importation of extra heavy quality China Mattings, which we got at a very low figure for spot cash. Our bargain is yours. It's a very close-woven seam less grade, in a variety of service able colorings. Tomorrow at $8.90 per roll of 40 yards, instead of the regular price?$1^.00. Armour's Hams, 22&c. Armour's "Star" Brand Hams, su gar cured, extra lean and tender; offered tomorrow at lii'/ic. a pound. Armour's ? Lard. ? 29'c. A r m o u r ' s "Shield" Brand Lard. tomorrow at 29c. for three l>ound tin buck ets. 28c. Coffee, 19c. Gillies' "J a v Marmo" Coffe?, one of the best liked brands on the market. To morrow at 19c. a pound Instead of 28c. Tomatoes, 25c. Another lot of 200 cases of the fa mous "Nantlcoke" Tomatoes, offered tomorrow at three dons for 25c. Laundry Soap, flc. Fair bank'" "Ark" Ijiundry Soap, offered to morrow at lc. a cake. 19c. Cloves, Women's and Missels' Warm Fleece - Lined Gloves, at 12>^c. a pair?worth 19c. 30c. Golf Gloves, 25c. Women's and Misses Imported Golf Oloves. Eng lish and German makes Tomorrow at 25c. instead of 39c. a pair. 19c. Neckwear, 12%c. Choloe of pretty T.ace Collars and Hand-made Silk Braided Stocks, tomorrow at 12%c. instead of 19c. and 25c. I2^C. Silkolines, 6-%c. | Yard-wide Siiko lir.s, extra highly mercerized, look just like silk. At filic. a yard In- ? stead of 12V*c. X ? ?. A J*. * AA A * Upon Emilie Grigsby Thou sands WeT3 Lavished, PALACE GIVEN TO HER NOTHING THAT SHE WANTED WAS TOO COSTLY Mortifying Experience to Gain Social Recognition?A Mother's Past Cauld Not Be Hidden. A ? i -.1 t!onal story has been told by the New York World of the relations existing between Kmtlie Grigsby. the "Kentucky beat:'v.' and the lite Charles T. Yerkes. According to the World Yerkes lavished thotism.M upon her while alive and dying gave hei" a million dollars. But there is another side to the story- An Intimate friend of the young womrin said Inst night to a New York World reporter: "Charles T Yerk'interest l'l K ml lie Grlgshy was like a father's. Whatever appearances may have led people to believe, her relations with him were altogether proper and even admirable. "She is not In Kurope. but Is within a short distance of New York, broken by Brief for Mr. Yerkes. for whom she had a respect and affection like a daughter's. "While the World's relation of her career Is based upon a most unfortunate mlsap fireh?"n<: .n of the real facts. Miss Grigsby does not desire to make a statement. "It is not unnatural for people to ussnme that any man ever s en vilth a beautiful girl like Kmilie was in love with her. Henry James for example, is one of three literary men whoso acquaintance she made in Eng land The other two are George Meredith ?nd Henry Harland. who died a short time ago "Mr. Ja?nes did draw a character in one of his novels from Birollle Grigsby, but ti* never made l?ve to her. She received a letter from him only a few weeks ago couched in terms of friendly acquaintance, r.mllie t.rlgsby has no expectation that Charles T. Yerkes left lier any money. She never received money from him." Origin of Emilie Grigsby. So much for the denial?the World's story, t on the other hand, is most circumstantial j and minute according to the narrative ' Emilie Grigsby is the daughter of one Susan Grigs!!}, descendant of a Kentucky gover nor and widow of a Kentucky gentleman of standing, on whose death she went to Cincinnati, where she sought the tenderloin. But the strict police surveilance that was in the course of time established over her hous^caused it to be closed. After spend ing Wfew months at a hotel she left with | her daughter for New York. Emilie Grigs by was then a girl whom any person on the streets would turn and stare at Invol untarily. Tall, of an Ideal figure, she had a wonderful alabasterlike complexion, which any woman might envy. Her reddish hair was a striking feature. She had the car riage and style to which men apply the admiring word "thoroughbred." She dress ed in perfect taste, with an individuality of style that made whatever fashion which she adopted seem to be the last triumph of art in clothes. She was a woman of the stamp which made every one who saw her ask: "Who is she?" Meeting With Yerkes. Different stories are related of how she and Yerkes met. At any rate the Grlgsbys were soon established at the Hotel Grenoble, living itt a state which showed no lack of funds. They had an elaborate suite of rooms, servants of their own, a stable with saddle horses and carriages, for all the needs of the women of fashion. Yerkes was a constant visitor. He met Kmilie's brother and made him his secre tary. No wish of the Grigsby girl could be expressed but he set himself about it to gratify her. The Grigsby women main tained then, as they always have s4nce, a regard for conventions and appearances which may be said to have been bred in them both. Meanwhile, he began to build for Emilie Grigsby. on Park avenue, a mansion not more than three blocks from his own home on Firth avenue, a dwelling that men w-ill point out for years. To this home, com plete, ready to live in. Yerkes gave her the deeds in 1S98. She was then nineteen years | old. The house was decorated by artists of I repute, furnished with all that good taste could choose and money buy, for the draw ing rooms would compare even with those of the most careful collectors of artistic home adornments. Always she presented the front to the world of a young woman of wealth, liv ing under the protection of her mother. All that could be done to keep the moth er's former reputation In the background was done, yet It would come out occasion ally. Trying to G?t in the Swim. Ia ths pursuit of social recognition, tho Grigabys spenit one summer at Saratoga. There the Grigsby girl was thrown into contact with the family of Spencer Trask. the well-known Wall street banker, who has a delightful country seat there, which he calls "Yadd." Mrs. Trask, an author of note and a woman of charm and re flncmemt, was attracted by the beauty and ingenuousness of Bniilie Gr:gsby. The elder woman was pleased to invite her and her mother to her home there, and later to her house on Washington square. At dinners and receptions "Miss Grigsby of Kentucky" was a conspicuous guest. She was in every way a pleasing addition to the Trasks' circle of acquaintances. Several young men, struck no less by her charm than by her physical beauty, padd devoted attention to her. She was on the way to become a reigning belle. At this t im?* Emll e Grigsby happened, while driving down 5th avenue, to meet a young man she had known in Kentucky. She stopped the carriage and chatted with him, and mentioned, in her delight a.t be ing launched In society, her footing in the Trask household. The young man pon dered a while, and then decided that Mr. Trask ought U> know. The banker was furious at first over the ywung man's statement of the facts, wh oh he could not believe. "Very well," said the young fellow. "I have 'tried to do you a service. Find out. Inquire in Cincin nati. Ask any of your friends who knows Yerkes. Then, if I am mistaken, never speak to me again." A few days later Mr. Trask s*nt his friend a cordial note of thanks and apol ogy. and thereafter Miss Grigsby did not appear at the house in Washington square. "To Be Seen Not Known." Women in the position that Emllie Grigs by must have chosen deliberately avoid, as a rule, contact with other women who can snub them. Every man In touch with so cial conditions along 5tli avenue knew, or had at least formed an opinion which passed current In society for absolute knowledge, as to the relations beteen tho Grigsby girl and her multl-mllllonaire bene factor. She was pointed out at the opera, as such women are always pointed out In Paris, as a magnificent beauty, about whom everybody may know, but whom no one should know. in spite of these really fundamental con ditions of society, Emllie Grigsby was bent upon establishing a footing In the nouses of important families. She met Mrs. Stuy vesant Fish on a voyage abroad. Mrs. Fish was not the first woman of position to be charmed, not alone by the beauty, but by the evident culture and wit of the person who lived in a mansion that Yerkes had built for her. Mrs. Fish showed the young Woman ev ery attention between Southampton and New York. She made plans, to which the socially ambitious young woman enthusi astically agreed, for a continuance of their casual friendship. On the steamship pi?r a man of Mrs. Fish's set met her and observed the usual demonstrations between women who like one another of Mrs. Fish and Miss Grigsby. "Don't you know who she is?" asked the msr.. "Only that she's a charming girl." "Ask somebody," said he. Mrs. Fish asked and then dropped the girl. It would be almost tiresome 10 re peat how often such episodes occurred in th'-s person's career A Mortifying Experience. Yet another instance might be given to show how vain was the frantic effort to cover the past. Among acquaintances made during a stay at Old Point Comfort was a distinguished naval officer. The latter, being in New York one day, asked Mrs. Grigsby and Miss Gtigsby "to dine at the Waldorf with some of his brother officers." While they were in the midst of their dinner an unpleasant surprise was brewing in the bar room. A horse trainer, Kentucky bred, bi^t cos mopolite in ills ways, had been drinking too much with sundry horse owners. This trainer was in evening dress. He began to feel aa if he owned the hotel. He stalked about the corridors with his high hat on the back of his head, and he talked boisterously. Before any one could prevent him he reeled into the dining room witli no ap parent purpose. He recognized "Sue" Grigsby at a table with some women and men In evening dress. "Hullo, Sue," lie shouted; "what in h are you doing here?" What else occurred may better be imag ined than described. It is said that "Sue'' Grigsby has never ventured into a public dining room since. It is said that Emilie Grigsby had some social success abroad; that she met well known American women of high stand ing on shipboard, with whom she after ward appeared in Paris on friendly terms. It is related that the recklessness in or dering strawberries in winter at $00 a box aroused the suspicions of one of her aristocratic acquaintances, and, suspi cions once aroused, inquiry and disclos ure followed. Loved by an Author. The climax of her success in England was the conquest of a noted author. His name is known throughout the world and his books rank high in modern literature. It is said that this man?a woman hater and sixty-five years old?met Emilie Grigsby in London and, to the amazement of his friends, became an ardent suitor for her hand. She went to the Isle of Wight and he fol lowed her. Literary London, fiflly alive to the situation, laughed and marveled Friends of the author went to him with the facts in the woman's career, only to be in dignantly spurned. "I believe in her and T'U marry her if she will take me," was his open avowal. But Emilie Grigsby did not reciprocate tlie old author's devotion and refused Ms suit. He has since written a book in which the Grigsby girl. Idealized, figures as the her oine. A few months ago he Journeyed here from London solely, as he told his friends, to take a last look at the beautiful girl who held his heart. A Hopeless Consumptive. Not long ago. in the midst of Yerkes' campaign over London's underground fran chises, he learned that Emilie Grigsby was ill. He distrusted at that time the English surgeons, and by caible employed, at his own terms, a distinguished New York sur geon to go to London and attend her. The. price was a staggering one. "No matter," said Yerkes, and the bill was paid. At twenty-eight Emilie Grigsby can reckon up whether luxury and the protec tion of a devoted and more than generous millionaire pays. She will not long survive him, reports from London say. She la con sumptive, and her case Is hopeless. The home in Park avenue will pass to others, and the millions, too. DEATH OF PROMINENT IRISH CHURCHMAN Special Cablegram to The Star. DI'BLIN, January 1.?The death has just occurred of the Very Rev. James Canon Cantwell, P. P., Balllngarry, County T.pperary, after a protracted Illness. Tne deceased, who was sixty-five years old, was cppolnted curate In Thurles In 1875, ana on January 20, 1878. succeeded Dean Kl nane in the administratorship. In lrPio he was transferred to the pastoral charge or Balllngarry In succession to the late Rev. Dr. John Ryan. Canon Cantwell was a powerful factor in the stirring episodes or the Land League days In Tlpperary. He was president at a meeting of the Rotunda, Dublin. 1881, at which the "no-rent" man ifesto was issued. So much. Indeed, did he concern himself in the uplifting of his country that he was marked out by th-i government for arrest as a suspect. When the rumor spread throughout the town or Thurles that his arrest was to be made on a certain date the people of the town gath ered in' large force In anticipation of the crreet and watched throughout the night to resist any attempt of this kind. No arrest was effected. For weeks afterward a watch was kept on the movements ot the police, and even by night a burglar named Egan kept sentry outside the pres bytery. During his connection with the cathedral town Canon Cantwell was loved and revered by the people, and when the announcement of his death was made many a prayer was uttered by the former mem bers of his flock. CATHOLIC SITUATION IN FRANCE DISCUSSED A recent dispatch from Rome says: Pius X has been very silent all these weary months regarding the situation in France, but his silence cannot be construed as a neglect of the situation, for, as a matter of fact, he took special pains to keep well informed all along as to the conditions made to the church in France and has re cently appointed a special commission of cardinals to make a study of the effect the new arrangements adopted by the French parliament will have on the church in France. The commission has been gather ing information from many of the French prelates and clergy and is now In a posi tion to submit to the pope a report de tailing what measures the holy see ought to adapt to meet the situation in order to protect church interests In France in the best possible manner. The details of this plan cannot be com pleted before the French government adopts the additional administrative rules Intended for the faithful observance of the laws Just passed, as it is feared here tliat many of these rules of the administration will be like the organic articles added to tne con cordat after it Was signed, and will lessen the effect of whatever measures were con tained in the bill favoring the rights of the -ehurch. Until the next of these adminis trative rules has been made public tlie Vatican authorities will not be in a position to advise the French clergy how they are to act in accord with the new laws adopted In France excepting on general lines. It has been decided at the Vatican to encourage the. members of the several par ishes In France to organize the associa tions, which, according to the provisions of the new law, are to take over the title to all the property of the church In France, and great caution has been recommended to the bishops and clergy to see that no un worthy or doubtful Catholics should join such associations. Every one of the desir able members has been made to sign an agreement which specifically states that no administrative act of the associations to be formed would be valid without the consent of the bishop of the diocese or of the priests duly authorlied by him a.nd In com munion with the head of the church In Rome. This has already been done to pre vent the possibility of laymen getting abso lute control of the church property and be ing placed in a position to dictate to the church authorities. The tremendous financial loss which the French church will sustain by the active operation of the new law. which will ulti mately deprive the church in France of a yearly Income of nearly $8,000,000, has been already partially- remedied by the Vatican authorities, who teve *dvl**d ttet twor Catholic Joining the new associations in each of the French parishes should pledge himself to contribute a certain amount every year to the support of the .clergy of his parish. Resigned Pastorate. Rev. Dr. R. A. Torrey, the famous evan gelist, who lias Just returned to these shores after three years of phenomenal work abroad, recently resigned the pasto rate of the Chicago Avenue Congregational Church, Chicago. He retained this pastor ate duriivg -til 1 hto foreign work. PLEA FOR ISLE OF PINES. Separatists Appeal to Americans for a Hearing. A cablegram from Havana last night says: The Americans in the vicinity -of Neuva Gerona, Isle of Pines, who are in terested in the attempt to separate the island from Cuba, have issued an appeal to the people of the I'nited States to aid In preventing tlie ratification of the Isle of Pines treaty pending in the I'nited States Senate. The appeal says: "Thus far any hearing has been denied us. We ask you to save us from betrayal by a few unworthy representatives of our government until we have had the only thing we ask for. namely, a hearing, at which it can be shown that our cause is just, and that we are only striving to pre serve for our country what belongs to it." The appeal reiterates the arguments that the Island belongs to the I'nited Stat'-s. It alleges that the sole motive back of the pending treaty is the desire to condone and conceal the disobedience of "the American officer who was responsible for permitting Cuba to take control of the Isle of Pines." Marshal Frank Thornton, who was shot while attempting to arre-jt five suspected safe blowers at PerrysburK, Ohio., early Thursday morning, died at Toledo Hospital yesterday. "The Best Gift of All," printed on heavy paper for framing or home decoration purposes, may be had at The Star office at 10 cents a copy.