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Last Tuesday of Sale i!
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Offers\Incredible Bargains
Such as These:
;; $2.00 Bigelow Axminster, Body Brussels
; and Wiltons .......... 75c
; $25.00 Room-size Brussels Rugs . ; , ; $9.98
75c and #1.25 Madras . ..... 35c
$3 Wiltons, 1 V* -yard Remnants, per yd. 97c
; $1.50 Linoleums 82^ c
\ $1.50 Matting Rugs . ; . * . . ; 79c
; 27c Matting 15c
? 15c to 75c Drapery Fringes . . . ; . 4c
; $75 (about3.6x14 feet) Oriental Hall Run
ners $32.50
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Since he has got to be a big boy now, and
>s going to school, what's the use of
keeping all these things around the
house that he will never use again?
Other families in the city will have
to buy the same things for their boys.
Why not sell them the ones you
have?
Now, there's the baby carriage?
just as good as the day you bought it.
Then the rocking horse, the blackboard,
the cradle and lots of other things.
These are just as serviceable as when
they were new.
Just write out a list and attach the
prices to each item. Send this to The
Star and we will set it up as a want ad,
and you can dispose of all the goods in
a few days without any bother or trou
ble on your part whatever.
There are other things Tommy
needs worse than he does his old play
things. Sell them and buy him certain
things you could not afford to otherwise.
Claims to Have Seen Appari
tion of Joan of Arc.
PERCHED IN AN ELM TREE
Weird Story of Little French Girl in
Paris Paper.
APPEARS TO HER IN ARMOR
Describes Experience in Which Maid
of Orleans Predicts War and
Affliction.
Special Cablegram to Th* Star.
PARIS. April 24.?Jeanne d'Arc is ap
pearing to a little girl ten years of age,
dwell'ng at Orrony. So at least the
child says, as there has naturally been
no witness of the fact. A correspondent
of the Petit Partelen Interested in this
strange tale has been to the place to
ee the small maiden, and he describe^
her as a pretty. Intelligent child, utteriy
free from any sort of training wh eh
might infuse weird fancies into her
bra n. This is her story: One day in July
she was looking after a goat In a fiel.J
near her grandparents' dwelling, wh n
suddenly she beheld a Hash in an old elm
tree, on a branch of which a human form
was perched, a^ she noticed wbi-'n the
light had died away, and off she ran in
a panic to the house.
It was only when she had been pressed
with questions that she related her ad
venture, to the great amusement of the
old people, who laughed at he: story
When about a week afterward she pluck
ed up courage to return to the spot, she
saw the s.range figure again, an experi
ence whl-.h ha> been repeated any num
ber o; times.
"Wh^n 1 first saw the dame, she
told the writer, "I was in a terrible
fright, and iny heart beats violently
whenever I see her aga.n."
??Does the .'dame' speak to you?" he
asked. "Yes. This Is what she told me
last vear during her second apparition:
?Suzanne, a great war is coming, to be
followed by cholera, yellow fever, black
fever and infectious flies. Rome, Mes
sina and all that neighborhood will be'
swallowed up. Suxanne. I order you to
go and bless the French flag and the
weapons of war.' "
Apparition Seen Fifteen Times.
"That Is all she says to you?" "Yes,
sir; she often repeats it. I have seen
her fifteen times since the beginning of
the year."
"Have you questioned the lady?'*
"Yes, I have asked her: 'Who are you?'
and she has answered, 'I am Jeanne
d'Arc. martyr." She goes away after five
minutes in a flash, as she has come. It
Is generally about 3:30 o'clock in the
afternoon that I see her."
"And how is Jeanne d'Arc dressed?
"She is In armor resembling lead. Her
hair is parted in the middle and falls on
her shoulders. In her hand she holds a
sword with the point in the air and a
crown which looks as if it was made of
the teeth of a btw and a branch of
laurel."
"And she never speaks to you about
anything else?"
"Yes; but I have not understood.
Voice Like a Child.
"What is her voice like?" was the final
question.
"Like that of children, shrill," replied
the girl. "One would say that she
sings." 1
The writer visited the elm, but only saw
perched on the famous branch a little
bird, which seemed to look mockingly at
him. He adds that little Suzanne is
quite natural, and like other children, and
that she describes her experiences in
the simplest and most unaffected style.
But he reminds his readers that it was in
that district that the Maid of Orleans was
captured, and that the country people
utill retain all sorts of traditions about
her, bo the child must have heard many
a thrilling tale about her, and be more or
less familiar with old prints in which she
Is portrayed. From this to some freak
of fancy the step would not be far. And
this Is the practical explanation accepted
even In that rural region, and it is cer
tainly Indorsed here.
DEPENDENTS' RANKS GROW.
Great Number of Needy Given Aid
in London.
Special Cablegram to Tbe Star.
LONDON, April 26.?The returns of
metropolitan pauperism issued weekly by
the local government board now cover
the first quarter of the present year, and
show that the number, already great, of
those in receipt of outdoor and indoor re
lief is growing by leaps and bounds.
It has certainly been a long and trying
winter, and there has been an abnormal
amount of unemployment, but with the
coming of spring and the opening again
of avenues' of employment which are ad
versely affected by the winter conditions
there ought now to be a very large de
crease In the number of those receiving
"public assistance."
Yet in the last week of March the total
for London stood at Just under 130,000?
practically the same figure as In mid
winter, when the total was greater than
In any corresponding period since 1870,
and represented an addition of some
27,000 to the number of paupers recorded
at the beginning of the present century.
The high-water mark this year was
reached In the week ending January 30,
when the figure stood at 133,226. During
the week ending April 3 the number of
paupers was reduced to 127,450.
Son of the Revolution Ends His Life.
LOUISA, Va.. April 26. ? Benjamin
Francisco, a farmer, shot and killed him
self yesterday at the residence of his sis
ter, Mrs. David Dennis Winston, Ave
miles south of Louisa Courthouse. Fran
cisco had been In ill health for several
years, and his family had feared for a
very long time that he might attempt his
own life. He was fifty years of age. the
son of Dr. Benjamin Francisco and^f
grandson of Peter Francisco of revolu
tionary fame, whose great strength and
immense stature were inherited by the
grandson. A wife, four daughters, a son,
four sisters and a brother, all of Louisa,
survive him.
Child Killed, Mother Hurt.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., April 26.?Louise
Arbuckle, aged ten years, was killed and
Mrs. Martha Arbuckle, the child's mother,
suffered a fractured limb as a result of
being struck by an interurban train In
this city last night. The child's body
was carried eight blocks on the cowcatch
er of the traction engine before It was
noticed by the engineer. *
Promnent Jerseyite Dies.
TRENTON, N. J., April 26.?Former
Supreme Court Clerk Benjamin F. Lee
of this city died yesterday afternoon at
Atlantic City, where he had been stopping
for his health. He was eighty years old.
Mr. Lee had been ill for some time. His
death was caused by a general break
down. Mr. Lee was one of the best
known m? in New Jersey. He was bom
In Port Elisabeth, In 1828.
Former Lumberjack Now Owns Town
ESCANABA. Mloh., April 26.?Joseph
Perrow, an Escaaaba man, has closed a
deal whereby he becomes owner of the
village of Northland, In Marquette county.
He bought twenty-flve dwellings and two
stores, all of the buildings in the place.
Ten years ago Perrow worked in an upper
Michigan woods as a lumberjack. He
saved his money and now his dream to
own a town is a reality. The name of tbe
village will be changed to Perrow.
Draft Constitution Well Re
ceived by the Colonists.
NUMBER OF DIVERSE VIEWS
Attitude of Various Parties on the
Proposed Union.
CAPE COLONY IN OPPOSITION
Most Serious Dissenting Voice
Against New Order of Things.
Labor Leaders in Transvaal.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
JOHANNESBURG. April 24.-On the
whole the draft constltut;on has been
wonderfully \yell received throughout
South Africa. It wou'd b^ going too
far to say that It has met with enthu
siastic welcome or unqualified p aise in
any part of the subcontinent That was
hardly to be expected or d sir d. for the
best ultimate chance of carrying t..e
constitution through must dei end on the
fact that it embodies a series of com
promises and mutual con; ea?ions. en
thusiastic approva In one colony would
m< an enthusiastic disapproval in another.
It is therefor^ a healthy s gn that there
should be a certain amount of criticism
and discontent all around. Thus, one
party at the * cape, headed by Mr.
Schreiner, is denouncing the constitution
because it does not bestow the franchise
on natives of the Transvaal and Orange
river colony.
On the other hand, the "white labor"
party in the Transvaal is denouncing it
with equal vehemence, through the mouth
I of Mr. VVybergh. because ihe (..ape nauvt
[ is allowed to retain his vote. Again,
neither the extreme "state s rights" men
have got anything like all they want.
UnificationistB see their views carried out
in a single sovereign legislature, a single
supreme executive, and in the pooling of
public revenues. The "states runt*'
men, on the other hand, have secured the
6reservation of the existing colonial
oundaries, with corresponding provincial
councils and executives, and the rerogni
tion of the separate identity of states.
ThiB latter appears In the equal repre
sentation given to each colony in the sen
ate, and in the special treatment of Na
tal and the Orange River Colony <n
the allotment of the members of the lower
house.
Question of Capital.
Even the question of the capital, which
it might have been thought would admit
I of no compromise, has been settled by
one. and, of course, both Capetown and
Pretoria are dissatisfied. Discontent ot
| this nature, however, which proceeds
from not having got all that one want
, ed in a bargain, is not likely, among
I people so well provided with common
s^nse and practical experience in busi
ness as both the English and Dutch in
j South Africa, to lead to a serious attempt
to break off the bargain altogether. There
is always a tendency in this country to
make the best of the accomplished fact,
and the parliaments and people of the
different, colonies are far more likely to
ratify the bargain which has been strucK
for them by the delegates at the national
| convention than th^y are to arrive at any
t fresh basis or unuerstanding by public
discussion. It Is too early yet to say that
| the successful passage of the act of
I union is assured, but, at least, the pros
pects seem favorable for it.
What opposition that has raised its
head has been of a different kind in
different colonies. There 1b no party ex
isting In South Africa as a whole which
is against union, or even against this
act of union. There are sections in each
colony which are against particular as
pects or particular clauses of It, and
which apparently in some cases would be
prepared to reject the whole measure if
they cannot obtain an alteration to their
satisfaction.
The most serious dissenting voice heard
up to the present has been in the Cape
Colony, where the Capetown branch of
the Africander bond, under the leader
ship of Mr. Jan Hofmeyr, has passed a
resolution demanding amendments in the
constitution which, if carried, would al
most certainly lead to Its complete rejec
I ticn by the oiher colonies.
Cape Colony's Hope.
It is difficult to follow the tortuous
J ways of the bond, especially when it Is
I guided by Mr. Hofmeyr; and it is there
fore doubtful whether their present ac
I tlon has as Its motive a determination to
oppose the act of union as It stands or
islherely a desire to reopen the haggling
process in the expectation that some fur
ther local advantages may be secured for
th? Cape peninsula?a point on which Mr.
Hofmeyr himself is reputed to feel
strongly.
Be that as it may, the amendments
demanded, though not in themselves of
, great importance, are such as would
meet with determined resistance from
j one or more of the other colonies. Mr.
Hofmeyr, of course, is perfectly well
aware of this, and, considering his great
and well earned influence in the councils
of the bond, his action in supporting what
can only be called a wrecking resolution
gives ground for apprehension. It is
certain, however, that if his present
maneuver is the beginning of a real and
not a feigned attack on the act of union,
he will not carry the whole of his party
with him.
. The Cape ministers are absolutely
pledged to support the constitution, and
although the bond would probably al
ways follow Mr. Hofmeyr as against Mr.
Merrlman and Mr. Sauer, another minis
ter, Mr. Malan, has a large number of
adherents in the ytamger section of the
party and if it came to a split, might
I not be left in a minority. It will, how
ever be a curious spectacle if the act of
union is carried through the Cape parlia
ment by the present minister with the
helD of the progressives and of the mlli
! tant section of the Africander bond
I against the votes of a large number of
their own followers.
t In the Transvaal.
In the Transvaal the threatened oppo
| sition is much less formidable. The irre
concilable Mr. A. D. Wolmarans, the
| leader of the "Old Guard" of Krugerism,
is reported to be gathering his forces.
But his forces are small, discouraged and
badly equipped. An organisation calling
itself the "third party" has been formed
in Pretoria and Johannesburg by a coali
tion of the odds and ends of politicians,
i with the declared object of opposing the
present scheme of union on the ground
that it concedes too much to the Cape
Colony or too little 19 the Transvaal.
This organization, however? is not strong
either in numbers or Intelligence, and is
not likely to give the government any
| serious trouble.
Finally, the labor party, which from
the beginning has been somewhat sus
picious and unfriendly toward all pro
posals for closer union, is passing resolu
tions of qualified disapproval.
The points to which exception is gen
erally taken by this party are, flrst, the
| nomination of the senate by the provin
cial councils In place of direct election
by the people; secondly, the small salaiy
| provided for members of parliament;
thirdly, the absence of provision for a
referendum on the constitution itself. It
is doubtful, however, whether the work
ing-class voters really take much inter
est in these points, which are brought
forward at their meetings by the party
hacks and assented to an a matter of
course. What they do take an interest
in is the prospect of the lowering of
I wages through the competition of the
cheaper white and colored labor of the
coast colonies. But as they have no safe
guard against this even now, the think
ing men among them have begun to
realise that they cannot have more to
fear from closer union than from a con
tinuance of the existing condition, while
they may possibly have something to
gain from the power which they will
acquire of influencing economic condi
tions at the coast which at present are
entirely outside the control of the Trans
| vaal voter.
Labor Party in Paradox.
It is, Indeed, something of a paradox
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Every Purchase, Great or Small, Will Be Charged.
Just as we predicted and an
ticipated, the response to the an
nouncement of this sale today has
kept the department busy from
the opening of the doors. For
tomorrow the choice is to be
equally as good, as many of the
suits go on sale that could not
be shown today. As we told you,
the Hecht Stores purchased two
hundred and fifty of the Hand
somest and Most Stylish Silk
Suits ever shown in Washington,
and the equals of which cannot
be found in any other store in
the National Capital. These
suits are in the richest and finest
messalines, taffetas, foulards, etc.,
and the styles are the choicest
and handsomest ever shown, the
variety being both large and in
clusive of a wide range of styles;
the colors embrace practically ev
ery street and evening shade
black, rose, reseda, violet, taupe,
gray, peacock, canard, amethyst,
light blue and moire. It is im
possible to describe all the styles
in detail, but every woman will
appreciate the extraordinary
character of such a sale when we say that in many cases the price we are able to make for these
superb suits does not pay for the material. You'll regret it if you miss this sale?be here early
tomorrow.
that there should be a labor party in the
political senile in the Transvaal at all. see
ing that ail the unskilled labor of the
country is performed by natives; but there
does exist such a party among the so
called white workmen, who are in reality
foremen and overseers, both In the Trans
vaal and Natal. Their views are in the
main taken from Australia and no party
i? more emphatic in its opinion that the
native "should be kept in his place."
They are not a very strong party; but
in the Transvaal they have three repre
sentatives in parliament; and in Natal, in
spite of the gross under-representation of
Durban, they have at times held the bal
ance of power at critical moments. The
labor party have a jealous fear of any
amelioration of the position of the native.
In the Orange River Colony?or the
Orange Free State, as It must now be
called?there is less sign of opposition to
the act of union than anywhere else.
Public meetings have been held at Bloem
fontein to protest against the damage
done to local Interests by the removal
of the seat of government, and to urge
the government to obtain further com
pensation than that already agreed to.
But even at these meetings the protests
against the unfairness of the act have
been accompanied by declarations of will
ingness to accept it in its present form
if nothing better can be got. Possibly
the parliament at Bloemfontein will be
the first to pass the constitution. It
deserves to have the honor of setting the
lead, for. If report speaks truly, the in
fluence of the Orange River delegates at
the convention, and especially that of
Mr. Steyn. was one of the strongest
forces making for union at the critical
points where a split was threatened.
There remains Natal and Natal Is still
something of an unknown quantity. There
has been a great cry there against the
new constitution as leaning too much to
unification and too little to federation.
The press of Natal, in fact, has hardly a
good word to say for it. On the other
hand, the Natal delegates, who are
pledged to support the constitution, rep
resent most of the political groups.
Neither of these facts, however, means so
much as it would anywhere else. Natal
politicians have a habit of frequently and
contemptuously throwing over their lead
ers, in mere lightness of heart. The Natal
ministry, however, is committed to send
the constitution to a referendum, what
ever may be the decision of parliament,
and it is to be hoped that in so important
a matter the people of Natal will let their
good sense and sobriety prevail over the
unreasonable fears and Jealousies which
are at work to impel them to reject
union.
GEORGE ELKINS BOBBED.
[ Senator's Son Victim of Pickpocket
in Italy.
FLORENCE, Italy, April 26.-G?orge
Elkins, son of Senator 8tephen B. Elkins,
has had one of the most disagreeable ex
periences of his life here.
He was about to take a train for Milan,
when he discovered to his consternation
that his pocket had been picked, leaving
him without a centime. Even his rail
road tickets had been taken, with bill of
exchange amounting to 16,000.
He had the tickets and money when
entering the station, and It is supposed
that one of the international thieves who
infest Italy at this season abstracted
them In the crush on the platform just
before his train arrived.
Mr. Elkins reported his loss to the po
lice. There was no trace of the thieves
until a purse containing the non-nego
tiable bills of exchange was found in a
mall box. Neither tickets nor currency
has been found, but, thankful that he
had recovered the larger part of his
money, Mr. Elkins continued his trip.
Boy Electrocuted by Traction Wire.
I Special Cablegram to The Star.
MADRID, April 26.?A boy was elec
trocuted at Rute, in Malaga, this week, on
acoount of a small bet he had made with
a companion. He had bet that the electric
current supplying the local tram cars was
harmless, and. climbing upon one of the
standards, seised a wire. He was in
stantly killed.
Tulane Wins Debate.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., April 26.
The first annual debate between Tulane
University and the University of Vir
ginia held Saturday night in Cabell Hall
resulted in the victory of Tulane Univer
sity by a vote of 2 to 1. The question was,
"Resolved, That, the postal savings bank
system, as described in the Carter bill
as ordered reprinted January 4, 190s>,'
should be established by the United States
government." Tulane was on the af
firmative.
SEVERE ON THE CAMORRiSTS
HOW ITALY METES JUSTICE ON
BANK FRAUD LEADERS.
Prisoner Sentenced to Ten Years'
Imprisonment, Isolated and Never
Exercised In Open Air.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
MILAN, April 24.?ow Italy metes out
Justice on the rare occasions when at Ca
morrlst ringleader falls Into its clutches
is examplified in the trial which has Just
ended here. Januarius Cannavale, one
of the leaders of a band whose members
devoted themselves to bank frauds, was
caught at Milan station while on the way
from Naples to preside over a secret
meeting of the Camorrists at Lugano.
This elegantly dressed and bejeweled
man, who made desperate efforts to es
cape, carried with him forged bank notes
to the face value of 15,000. These were
concealed most ingeniously In a false sole
to his boot and in a closely fitted wig.
As generally happens in these cases,
lawyers were sent up from Naples to de
fend the prisoner, who, feigning mad
ness, absolutely refused to appear in
court.
His lawyers, failing to Intimidate the
judge, threw down their gowns and left
the court. The presiding Judge, in bid
ding them adieu, fined each of them $60
for contempt of court.
In his absence Cannavale was sentenced
to ten years' imprisonment, with per
petual inability to hold civic offices.
The court ordered the entire period
to be spent in solitary confinement. Such
a sentence means in Italy that the pris
oner, besides being kept strictly isolated,
Is only allowed exercise once a week, and
then never in the open air, but in an in
ner corridor. A large proportion of these
prisoners go mad, commit suicide, or
otherwise succumb before the term ex
pires. Cannavale has already made three
attempts to end his life since the passing
of the sentence.
ACCUSED BY COWBOY.
Prominent Ranchmen Named as Ac*
complices in Sheep Camp Murders.
.DENVER, Col., April 26.?According to
a special from Baslna, Wyo., consterna
tion has been created in the Tensleep ais
trlct by the report that Herman Brink,
the cowboy arrested for complicity in the
Tensleep sheep camp raid, in which three
men were murdered, had made a complete
confession, naming eighteen other men
as participants In the assassination. Two
of this number, prominent ranchmen, have
disappeared and the others are being held
under surveillance by the sheriff's depu
ties. _
The authorities are gathering further
evidence upon which to base Indictments,
and a sensation is promised when tuls
action is taken.
AS MASK OF GRATITUDE.
Italian Squadron Sent to Greet the
President of France.
VILLEPRANCHE, France, April 26
Presldent Faillleres and the Duke of
Genoa today reviewed off Villefranche the
combined fleets now here of France and
Italy. Seventeen French and four Ital
ian warships took part in the maneuvers.
Thfi Italian squadron was sent to greet
M. Fallieres In memory of France's as
sistance in the Italian struggle for inde
pendence. Today is the fiftieth anniver
sary of the French advance into Pied
mont.
His Eye Cut in Quarrel.
Arthur 8haw. colored, twenty-eight
years old, was removed to the Casualty
Hospital at an early hour yesterday
morning and treated for a dangerous knife
wound. It' is charged by Shaw that
while engaged in an altercation at 18th
?twi a streets southeast with Eldrldge
Marshall, also colored, the latter cut him,
severing his right eyeball.
After receiving the wound Shaw stag
gered to a drug store and awakened the
clerk. The latter telephoned for an am
bulance and had the wounded man re
moved to the hospital. The police are
looking for Marshall to have him explain
the charge made against him by Shaw.
SWEDEN'S NEWCONSULAR PLAN
FOUR CONSULS IN THE UNITED
STATES DESIGNATED.
Report Direct to Foreign Office at
Stockholm?Believing Swedish
Minister in This City.
NEW YORK. April 26.?By the confir
mation of Carl B. Wallerstedt as vice
consul at the Swedish consulate In Minne
apolis the organization of the consular
service in the immense territory under
the jurisdiction of C. A. Smith, the Swed
ish consul for that district. Is complete.
Six months ago the Swedish foreign of
fice set about to reorganise completely Its
consular system in the United States. In
stead of a number of consuls general, and
other officers, the country has been di
vided into four districts with a consul in
oharge of each.
Nominally, the Swedish minister at
Washington is also the consul general,
but as a matter of fact the four consuls
report directly to the foreign office in
Stockholm, and the legation at Wash
ington may thus devote its entire atten
tion to matters of diplomacy. This new
system is said to be more simple than
the former, and as it was designed to
bring more direct action on questions
requiring attention Is expected to prove
more satisfactory.
Division of Territory.
Under the new dispensation the four
consuls in the United States are as fol
lows: At New York and having jurisdic
tion over the Atlantic and gulf states.
Magnus Clarholm; at San Francisco and
including the Pacific states, William Mat
son; at Chicago and taking in the central
states east of the Mississippi river, John
R. Lindgren; at Minneapolis. C. A. Smith.
The1 Minneapolis consulate exercises
supervision over Swedish affairs in the
states of Minnesota, North and South
Dakota. Montana, Wyoming, Colorado,
Nebraska, Ipwa, Kansas, Oklahoma and
the territory of New Mexico. Under the
consul are six vice consuls, stationed in
the larger centers of Swedish population,
which happen, also, to be the larger
cities in the consular district. Hjalmar
Sahlgaard is stationed at Denver. Andrew
I. Wldlund at Grand Forks, Emeric M.
S ten berg at Omaha, Gustavus N. Swan
at Sioux City, J. A. Jackson at St. Paul,
Carl IS. Wallerstedt at Minneapolis.
MURDERED BY TWO ITALIANS.
Young Alabama Man Badly Wounds
Assailants, Who Are Held.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 26. News
has reached Birmingham of the murder
of John Eady, a highly respected young
man, at Sanie, in St. Clair county, by two
Italian highwaymen. The affair occurred
Saturday, but the location is a remote
mining camp out of touch with the out
side world. '
Eady fired on his assailants and both
were badly wounded, but he had received
mortal wounds. The two Italians were
captured and are now In jail.
FLANS BIO RAILWAY MERGER.
Harriman Calls for Means to Merge
New York Central Lines.
NEW YORK, April 26,-Accordlng to a
report circulated In this city E. H. Harri
man has instructed leading corporation
counsel in this and other cities to devise
a means of merging the New York Cen
tral lines into one $1,000,000,000 corpora
tion with a central management and one
treae<ury. This, if effected, would operate
more than 12.000 miles of railroad, in
cluding the New York West Shore. Laks
Shore and Michigan Southern, Cleveland.
Cincinnati. Chicago and St. Louis. Pitts
burg and Lake Erie, Lake Erie and West
ern. Canada Southern and a number of
other lines now controlled by or allied
with the New York Central.
No details are said to have been decided
upon yet, but it is understood that it is
not proposed to include the Nickel Plate
line.
Mrs. Sarah Kelly, seventy-one years
old, widow of Francis Kelly, died at
Pekin, Md 8he was a native of Ireland
and Is survived by five children.

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