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
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
Choice tomorrow of "American Lady" Corsets, sold as high as
$3.50, for 69 cents.
Th<* regular 10c.
size of Han<l Sa
polio. for 0110 day
at 60. a cake.
? Fairy" Soap,
regular price 3c.
morrow at two
cakes for 5c.
for the toilet. To
morrow at half
Vaseline C a m -
phorice, for chap
ped or rough skin.
Tomorrow at 7c.
Silk, tomorrow at
four spools for 5c.
Best grade of
Chinese I r o ning
pieces in a l>ox.
Carpet Brooms for
KK\ each; only
fiiiO of them.
Regular 1 r> c .
Kournl Coal Hi ft -
? iv, with braced
row nt 7c. each.
TTod and Coal
value. 25c.; for
one day at 15c.
Fifty feet >r
sold regularly at
in,'., for one day
< -ryst.il Oils'
Wash Hoards :
far superior to
Sine sort. Regular
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
set Covers; low neck;
cambric lie m -
All sizes. 19c.
Nainsook and Cambric
Corjet Covers; full bloused;
low and V neck; trimmed
with lace Inserting and rib
bons, others trim
med with em
Good Quality Muslin
Drawers, made with yoke,
umbrella ruffle, with tucks
in ruffle and
above. Open or u .?-*
closed. All MVC.
Cambric and Muslin Draw
ers, made with ruffles of em
broidery and lace insertings
and tucks. Open
or closed. All ^/f>
lengths. 49c. val
Long Skirts, with ruffles,
trimmed with lace and
tucks. Extra dust ?, ^
ruffle. All lengihs. .?fOf
Short Petticoats with yoke
bands, ruffles with liem
stitfliing. All ^
len-gths. 29c. val- *yCo
Good Quality Muslin
Gowns, V and h'gh-neck
styles. Yoke of cluster
tucks and cam
bric ruffles. Sizes ^ /?
up to 17. 30c. qJOC#
Heavy Quality Muslin and
Cambric Gowns; high, V and
empire styles; neatly trim
med with lace, embroidery,
hemstitched tucks and In
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.
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
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.
'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..
50 pieces of 45-lnch
ton; regular width
mak ng pillow cases
stead of 1-Vjc. a y
ow Case Cot
5.. ?: 93/(c.
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
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
White Flannel, good
soft quality, suitable for
infants' wear. Special at
th; -in pint
L5argain.^ 111 staple Black Fab
rics certain to get a glad welcome
Priestley's 1'J-inch Silk-finish Mohair
Brllliantine. extra heavy, close-woven
quality. Strictly reversible ? ct _
and dust proof. Spe- ^j. (?
45-inch All-wool Silk-finish Henri
etta, tine close twill quality, s i=>
With drap d'ete finish. Spe- <D)Q)(?e
Regular $1.00 52-lneh Serge.
Clay worsted finish. One of
most desirable black fab
rics for tailored suits und
Regular 75c. All-wool French Voile
40 inches- wide; with new ^/r\
woven rit e Hake effect. Spe
cial at ? ? ?
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.
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
Stylish Eton Suits,
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
Black and all favored
colors, including wine
color, plum, green, navy
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.
Squirrel Throw Ties,
with satin. Sold
for $5 ON. Reduced jjg
Fox Pelerines; finest qual
ity; sold at $27.50. ? fl A ef||
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)
Six - stripe* Eastern
Mink Muffs; down bed. lined
Reduced from "je
$50.00 to ft*'*. JO
Mink Muffs; down bed, lined
with duchesse; re
duced from $42.50 to..
Genuine Sable Rac
coon Pelerines, very stylish.
Reduced from $28.00
Four - stripe Mink
Pelerines; most beautiful
pelt. Reduced efli
from $120.00 to.
(This is a most extraordi
Coats, collar, cuffs and re
vers of genuine mink; bro
cade lined. Re
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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.
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
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
Advance Sale off 1906 Spr
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
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
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
Bed wear Bargains
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,
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
$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
It's a very close-woven seam
less grade, in a variety of service
Tomorrow at $8.90 per roll of 40 yards,
instead of the regular price?$1^.00.
Brand Hams, su
gar cured, extra
lean and tender;
at lii'/ic. a pound.
A r m o u r ' s
at 29c. for three
l>ound tin buck
Gillies' "J a v
one of the best
liked brands on
the market. To
morrow at 19c. a
pound Instead of
Another lot of
200 cases of the fa
tomorrow at three
dons for 25c.
Soap, offered to
morrow at lc. a
Fleece - Lined
Gloves, at 12>^c. a
Golf Oloves. Eng
lish and German
at 25c. instead of
39c. a pair.
Choloe of pretty
T.ace Collars and
tomorrow at 12%c.
instead of 19c. and
lir.s, extra highly
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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