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Body of Wealthy Tennessee Lumberman Found in River. SUICIDE FOLLOWS MURDER Sensational Ending of Search for Imaginary Treasure. SUSPECT DROWNS HIMSELF Andrew Slagle and Business Asso ciate Meet Tragic Fate?Heads Like Fairy Story. Special Difpatrli to T!n- Star. BRISTOL. Tenn.. Sept^rnher ? Like a chapter t??rn from "Arabian .Nights"' is the story of Andrew J. Slagle. the promi t.?-nt and wealthy Jonosboro (Tenn.) lum. I" rman, whose dead body, with the hands fend fe--t tightly bound, was found fn the r renrh Broad river at Newport. Tenn., recently. Slagle had spent thousands of d"llars in an effort to get a huge pot of gold, which John Hayden Spencer. his ronfli!''.itial friend and business associate of many years, claimed to have buried in the mountains near the scene of the murder. For months Slagl? had advanced Spen cer money on the imaginary treasure, and on the fateful night had gone there to take out the gold and ship it to New York. He never returned, while on the following day Spencer hurried to his (Slagle's) home at Jonesboro. After the body was found and he was accused of the crime. Spencer slipped out of Slagle's home, where he was stopping, and drown ed himself in a rain barrel. The secret of the murder was probably buried in the breast of the suicide. That Slagle was cruelly murdered there can be no doubt. His head was beaten into pulp, while his hands were firmly bound behind him. The feet were man acled and the head tied with ropes and drawn between the legs. Resident of Bridgeport, Spencer lived at Bridgeport, some thir ty-<five miles from the home of Slagle. He had worked for the lumberman for years, and some months ago confided to him that he had a pot of 1.000 pounds of gold in Spanish and Mexican coins buried in the mountains near his house, and suggested that they fret it out and market it. Slagle paying all expenses and the proceeds to be divided equally. The lumberman believed the story and began advancing Spencer money on the treasure to cover his expenses in guarding it until thev could secretly get it out without the knowledge of Spencer's uncle, who owned the ground where it had been found, and who. it was feared, might lay claim to it. Some weeks ago it became apparent that the uncle of Spencej- would have to go to the hospital to be operated upon for can cer. and this offered the first opportunity of getting out the gold. Spencer wrrote Slagle to come to Bridge port on the night of Tuesday, August 24, with enough money to bear all expenses of their trip to New York, and that they would dig up the precious metal and leave with it. This was the ojpportunitv that Slagle had been seeking, as he had already advanced large sums of money to Spencer and was pressing him hard to produce the gold. The lumberman started to Bridgeport Tuesday evening, arriving there about 9 o'clock. He went to the spot where they were to meet, on a bluff overlooking the French Broad river. From the time ne left the station at Newport he was never seen again until his body was taken from the river the following Saturday after noon. The afternoon of the following day Spencer went to Jonesboro and appeared at Slagle's home, where he inquired for the latter, stating that he had failed to keep the engagement, and that he (Spen cer) had waited in the mountains with a wagon for hauling out the gold all of the night previous. Mrs. Slagle's Presentiment. The night of the murder Mrs. Slagle had had a strange presentiment that harm had befallen her husband, and on the following day she called in her pas tor, a well known Jonesboro minister, and confided it to him. He passed it off lightly, assuring her that her husband .would return. Spencer got $25 from Mrs. Slagle and left for Bridgeport, promising to telegraph her if he heard any news of the hus band. He reappeared' Thursday night and toid her that he had gone to New York to look after the marketing of th?- gold. He stayed all night, as he had been ac customed to stopping at the Slagle home and was a frequent guest there, and the following day went back to Bridgeport. The next news received by the anxious wife was a telegram signed by Spencer, sent from Newport Saturday afternoon, stating that her husband's body had been found In the river and asking what dis position to make of it. adding that the railroad had refused to handle it on ac count of partial decomposition This was later shown to be absolutely untrue. The body was sent back to Jonesboro Sunday afternoon. Spencer arriving on the same train He professed to be heart broken, aV.d even Mrs. Slagle believed that he was innocent. Sunday afternoon strong evidence was found against him. and lie was openly charged with the crime He denied everything. Retiring at 12 o'ciock, at the Slagle h<>me, he was heard to leave the room at o'clock Mon day morning, and the alarm was at once given that he had fled. Instead, in a few hours his dead body was found in a rain barrel, where he had drowned himself. He left no note of any kind, either to Mrs. Slagle. ?he officers or his own family residing at Bridgeport. Believed the Gold Story. The case presen'.s a remarkable in stance of romantic imagination on the part of the victim, who was an astute business man and very intelligent. He believed implicitly the go.d story, and, though he had considerable property out side of what he expected to get, he had a few days before subscribed $20,?* 0 to a college endowment fund on ' h?* belief that he would get several hundred thou sand dollars from the sale of the goin. The body showed that it had been car ried between two horses or from the shoulders of two men. suspended from a I?ole, after t-he murder. There were the imprints of horses' hoofs over the bluff v.here Spencer and Slagle were to meet to go after the gold, and from which it is beiieved the body was thrown. Sink ers had heen tied to it. but they had be come detached. The only theory as to the motive fur the murder is that Slagle, having ad vanced thousands of dollars on the imag inary pot of gold, was pressing Spencer so hard to produce it that the latter thought it necessary to get him out of the way Several arrests have been made of per sons suspected of complicity in the grue some murder. THIRTY YEARS ABSENT. Woman Believed to Be Dead Returns to Home in Flatbush. HIGH BRIDGE, N. J , September 3.? Awa from home for thirty years and for h large part or" that time believed by her fam ly to be dead. Mrs. \V. M. Brison of Flatbush. 1* I., who was formerly Miss fatherine Wyer. daughter of the late James and Mrs. Wyer of this place, has returned alive and well. She paid a visit to her mother yesterday and will remain here for a short time. Mrs. Brison. when a young woman, went traveling in the west. L?ater she took a position as a companion and traveled extensively. Gradually she got out of the habit of communicating with her family and in the end ii lost all track of her. The Wyers are all fond of travel. There is a sister, Mary, now abroad some where. just as Mrs Brison was for years, and the famiiy knows nothing of het whereabouts FOR A GOWN OF CASHMERE. This design is a pretty idea for developing in the clinging materials, either the soft silks or wool goods. The gown has the normal waist line.with the corselet heavily embroidered in silk soutache. Beneath this corselet the waist is fulled across the shoulders and the entire length of the sleeve?the bodice and sleeves being in one. On either side of the skirt front and from below the corselet fall two soft sash ends of the ma terial, finished with tassels in self tone. Around the skirt hem and mounting to a point in the front is a design in sou tache corresponding to the bodice trimming. THE SEPARATE COATS AND CAPES WILL BE STYLISH Long Military Capes and Three-Quarter Length Coats to Be Favorites This Winter. When piece gowns are worn, separate ! coats become necessary; consequently the prevalence of this style has resulted in a great variety of fall models in separate wraps. Incidentally these new coats are a revelation of the tailor's art, so ex quisitely fashioned and handsomely trim med are some of them. * Plain designs are also decidedly smart, deriving their char acter from the finished lines and superior workmanship. For present wear nothing is more popu lar than circular capes, in many modifi cations, as well as the conventional shape. Of these the military is most practical j If. however, this mode! that displays the high collar that does not meet under the chin is selected it will be more com fortable and style will not be sacrificed. These wraps are always of cloth or serge, never silk or satin, and are almost devoid of trimming, with the exception of a pretty collar and buttons for closing, j This is the strictly military. Then there is a modification in a wrap for afternoon or evening use in cars. This should be trimmed with buttons, braid, and sometimes embroidery. For more pretentious occasions the new est circular cape is cut with a deep round yoke fitting the figure as far as the el bow. It is cut in pointed scallops all around, then handsomely trimmed with braid the color of the cloth. The points are free, giving a double cape effect. Developed from soft old rcsr cloth and lined with peau de cygne the same shade a wrap rm this order would be exquisite. A new feature of the latest coats is a lining to match or contrast. White, so long a favorite, has been abolished, for not a single wrap among the new models displays a white satin lining. Only a few years ago white duchesse satin lining was "correct." Now the pref erence is for colored peau de cygne ex clusively. Evening wraps are built on the lines of the military, but are, of course, much looser, and there is no limit to the dec oration that may tjp placed upon them. The slits for the arms are often richly ornamented and .so are the collarlcss necks. Black broadcloth will be the favorite fabric for separate coats for street wear. This is a sensible fashion, because Mack looks well over a gown of any color. The length Is never less than three CLEANSES SYSTEM. Those persons who rail against per spiration do not grasp how important is the function of the skin, for impurities that would otherwise injure the system are sent through the pores and in mois ture exuded. If perspiration is excessive it becomes unpleasant, but a perfectly natural and moderate amount of moisture is to be desired. The effort to entirely close the pores, a condition tried so continuously by many women in summer, if accomplished would be most unfortunate, for the treatment would ruin the skin. The best effects astringents can have is to cause a slight surface dryness, and the instant this condition becomes more pronounced it results in rough and scaly fiesh. And as each woman recognizes this she remarks that the wash she uses in hot weather "does not agree with her." When such is the case she has applied it excessively and worse than uselessly. It is equally true that excessive per spiration is sometimes due to nervousness, even when the physical condition is sound. One who permits herself to be come fiurried and upset will suffer from moisture when she would be entirely com fortable could she but control her nerves. Physical weakness, of course, always makes for perspiration, and when the system is in that <-onditiun tonics should be taken internally and an effort made to build up the system. To have the pores remain closed in warm weather is to suffer even more than ordinarily from the heat. Moreover, It is not conducive to health. If the tiny holes of the body are not permitted to remain open and to breathe, sickness and some times death result. The death of a small child in Italy several centuries ago was directly traced to the fact that owing to his beauty his body was gilded and he was carried in a pageant. through the streets. The gilt could not be removed later and the child sickened aqd died, be cause the natural functions of the body had been interfered with by his golden skin covering. All this is not to say that nothing should I Quarters, and more often longer, the cut semi-fitting. though a little more snug | than last year s styles. The sleeves, too while coat shaped, are plainer at the top I ?less of a box effect. The trimmings are quite elaborate. One of the handsomest of the broadcloth wraps is seven-eighths length, each seam eft open as far as knee length, and the lower edge cut into deep points. These are elaborateiy ornamented with black soutache to the depth of the coat. The neck, front edges and the sleeves are also trimmed with the braid. Another in a similar model has the seams connected by handsome braid or naments and buttons, a large motif of silk and braid being, applied to each point i or immense tab. Much of the garniture of braid and cord might be copied by any woman skilled in such work. Then, if a plain broadcloth coat were bought, the trimmings could be,put on and a striking wrap would be obtained at a little more than the cost of a plain one Indeed, the trimmings double the pri-^e of the usual wrap. Colored broadcloth separate coats for dav wear are few. When a color is pre ferred. then the circular model is bought. T here are only a few white wraps among the new models Black silk, gold braid and buttons seem to be the fabrics used to give ton* to these garments. Lightweight tweed separate coats are smart looking, plainly tailored and in un obtrusive colorings. For business wear over a thin dress these coats answer ad mirably when the time comes that such protection is -needed. One sees a touch of velvet on many of the new garments. A coat shown in one shop, for instance, was a rough frieze, thick, but not heavy, made in a kind of ulster, suitable for steamer or automobile wear, and was finished with a large Bai lor collar of black velvet. It was odd looking and scarcely a practical trim ming. . The sailor collar effects are new t:iken in connection with long separate coats, \,ut many of the new wraps display them. An odd arrangement on one garment was a sailor collar in the hack onlv. It was like a square yoke, the front affecting j 'he tuxedo collars. Another was squared ! off on the ends in front and short at 'he j ba^k. Generally, it is the sleeve of a garment : that shows the greatest amount of change. This year the important point seems to i be the neck. ELIZABETH LEE. be done to check perspiration. It is merely that the organic value of this state should be appreciated. To allow perspiration to remain for any length of time on the skin is most unpleasant, if not offensive, and one whose glands ex ci ete rapidly should take ever5' possible precaution to bathe frequently and put alcohol in the hath or use harmless as tringents Violent exercise must be avoid ed and fresh clothing worn next the skin, oody linen that has once been soiled by perspiration stimulates the flow if put on again. MARGARET MIXTER. FADS FOR WOMEN. Dainty little jabots can be made from a handkerchief doubled on the bias cor ner to corner, the raw edge pleated into a scrap of a band. Before doing so 1t is a pretty fashion to work dots in any pre ferred size, using mercerized cotton. The colors may be chosen to match the shade of the dress worn, while, of course, any delicate color will harmonize with a black or a white toilet. A twenty-five-cent handkerchief will make two of these accessories, and It goes without saying that they will launder prettily. The canton drawers for small children's early fall wear are ready. They are neat little knickers, nicely made and finished with cambric bands. Cost Is twenty cents. The same style trimmed with a narrow cambric embroidery ruffle is thirty-five cents, and thirty cents when the ruffle is plain. Sizes from two to eight years. At such prices what busy mother would take the trouble to make such garments at home? I.ate Paris fashions in wraps are intro ducing some startling picture efTect?< de signers drawing from all periods and all lands in the shaping of cloaks and man tels. There is a fancy just now for the black bow of taffeta or velvet, worn with white shirt waist and white duck shirt It s simply pinned at the throat with a fane* sntmngs ;ii;i::ii::iigggrmrrrrmt:^ King's Palace W ASHINGTON'S FASTEST GROWING STORE. Made of best coutil, with medium busts, long backs ami close-fitting hips: hose supporters at tached: trimmed with ?, ?. lare; equal to any il ^(| |)(r* make. Only Fall Skirts Underpriced. <??? I? Red meed, An introductory Sale Which Breaks ASS Records. To reduce the.se Suits right at the begin ning of the season seems extraordinary, but we're merely doine it to introduce them. o They're made of the 1>e>t quality worsteds and broadcloth, in stylish and distinctive designs. Coats are 45 inches long; have fitted backs; notch collar and are satin lined; skirts are the new 'pleated style: colors are black, navy and electric blue, smoke, green and brown. Worth every cent of $20.00. Introductory price, 810-16 SEVENTH ST. MEN WEAR Alt S u m me r= E n d Prices. Choice of any $1.00 or SI.25 Men's Neglige Shir*, in our stock, made of percale and madras, ^lain or pleated bosom, ne.it stripes and fig- ,r\. ores, coat style, attached J^J}C cuffs; all sizes. Special.... Men's oO.- Neglige Shirts, made of line quality percale and madras, neat stripes,'checks ami figures, light and dark patterns, plenty of the wanted Ma. k and white; all /Or sizes. 14 to 17. Special Men's ?'Brighton'' Lisle Garters, extra quality webbing, plain and fancy colors. For Sit- 11 0(T' urday only, special " hj* Men's 50c Athletic -Underwear, sleeveless coat shins and knee length drawers, made of = checked madras; all sizes in the lot. Special CJ for Sl.oo.) A laree assortment *o choose from; worsteds. chlfTon, panamas and Sicilians, in all the latest pleat ed effect s - black. gray. blue, green, catawba and brown; intended to sell for f." and j<!_ Only K $3.98 <9 New StyJe 1 Lingerie Waists At a Wonderful Saving. i00 dozen New Fall Waists; 10 different styles; one style has front formed of three panels of embroidery, with tucks between; pointed sleeves and high collar; another style lias deep yoke of fine val and cluny lace, with medallions; three panels of val and clunv lace down front: long sleeves, trimmed with in sertion of val lnce and tucked ; fin ished at the band with val lace. /Tt\ (Q) All new styles. Worth Sj.oo. Spe cial at Embroidered Waists Reduced. 50 dozen of them to go on sale tomorrow. 50c All-over Embroidered-front Shirt Waists in lawn; dozen different styles. $1 no value. Now ? Hand Bags. SI.50 and SI. 25 values, in large carriage shapes in seal grain, pat ent leather and imitation alligator, all fitted with coin purse. For Saturday.. Hair Or in a men its. Back Combs, Bandos. Barrettes, etc.; all new designs just received, in shell and amber. They look like half-dollar values. T) Only C Ribbon Specials. For Saturday only. -Hi-inch All silk Taffeta Ribbon in every wanted color. 15)c grade, for. a yard. 1254c A Lace and Embroidery Sensation. Brand=New Stock to Be Sold at Prices Which Upset AM Precedents. 50c Emrabroideries Only 2 BCo Corset Cover and Demi Flouncing Embroideries in a great variety of exclusive patterns?never before have such great values been offered at such reasonable prices?plenty of the wanted open work on fine qualities of swiss and cambric; nearly 10,000 yards in the lot; per yd Large Lace Collars. Large, Round Lace Collars and <"hemis3ttes; the largest assortment in the city to choose from; a lot of new patterns just re ceived in time for tomor row's sale White Lace Veils. The washable kind; very = o popular and stylish. A sale / ^ (f* of $1.00 values for They Rotund Lace Collars and Chemisettes. A great variety of pat terns and designs. They e=> can't last long at this price. Sp?cial tomorrow Coro Net Hair Nets. Large size; all colors. usually sell for 15c each, but Saturday they're to ^'o for ; (."? for 23c.) 25c Venice and Oriental Bands, H?c. A splend'd assortm?nt of these much-wanted Laces; both Venisa and Oriental kinds; white ^ ^ and butter colors. For Sat- ] (I ll|f urday, per yd u VW Kirk's Witch Hazel Soap. One of the best Witch Hazel soaps made Regularly sells at l.V a box. Saturday's spe cial price, per box of three cake.s, only 6 c Window Shades. Manufacturer's seconds of Window Shades in a!! colors, made on the best American rollers. The only thing imperfect i?= a slight imperfec tion in the < loth. hardly * * noticeahle Worth up to M &0c. Saturday's price An Oilcloth Special. Remnants of standard grade of Table Oilcloth in white, marble tiling and colored. Worth 25c and :J0c yard. Saturday's price... -0 Dry Goods j $5,OOOSalle0^Plumes High=grade Umbrellas at Wonderful Savings. We've made a big purchase of 500 Um brellas from one of the leading-manufacturers, who made them up during the dull season spe cially for us. Sample handles valued up to $3.00 were used in their construction, and an extra fine quality of tape-edge gloria. All the Umbrellas have tassels and some of them silk cases as well; handles are 9-in. gold or silver, gold and pearl combined or genuine ebony; also some particularly long, with mission sticks. Extraordinary (ThQ ^ bargains every one of them. Only, y/$y(^ each For Saturday. 10-4 Blankets, heavy fleeced finish; in white or gray, with blue and pink borders. These Blankets are perfect in every respect. We secured them at a large blanket auction some time ago and will put them on sale tomor row for the first time. Not-more than two pairs to any one customer. Only 37c Pair. ?1x90 Welded Sheets, made of one of the best brands of bleached cot ton on the market; It-inch hems, hand torn and ironed. Generally sold for 05c. Saturday only, 37c Each. Full size Bed Spreads, for double beds, made up without artificial dressing; pearl hemmed, in beautiful Marseilles patterns; good, heavy quality. Worth $1. Saturday for 49c Each. Now at Its Height. This magnificent array of Plumes is selling for less than cost. The manufacturers needed the cash and we were able to buy this lot for almost nothing. It includes a beautiful assortment of French-curled Ostrich Plumes and Willow Plumes, in white and black. The prices asked are no indication of their quality. OSTRICH PLUMES. 15-in. French-curled Plumes. Worth #2.00. Only 16-in. French-curled Plumes. Worth $2.50. Only 17-in. French-curled Plumes. Worth $3.50. Only 18-in. French-curled Plumes. Wortii $5.00. Only 10-in. French-curied Plumes. Worth S6..V). Only 21-in. French-curled Plumes. Worth $8.00. Only WILLOW PLUMES white or black. $lo.00 values. 18 and 21 inches long, only $5.98 $15.00 values. 24 inches long, only $8.98 ALL WILLOW PLl'MES ARE GUARANTEED $1.19 $1.45 $1.95 $2.95 $3.95 $4.95 nuuu: ;??;?w?;???nnima THIS MAIL GLERK IS HERO McCROSKEY'S EXPERIENCE IN BURNING TRAIN WRECK. Saved Letters Before Making Leap for Life Into Flaming Timbers. John McCroskey, a mail clerk, who works on trains carrying mails through the state of Washington, has qualified for the leading part in the hottest melodrama ever written. On the morning of August 21 MeCroskey was on a train on the Washine'on, Oro ville and Spokane railroad, when the train ran into a burning bridge A passenger coach and a mail coach were entirely de stroyed. MeCroskey saved himself and the Seattle mail pouch by jumping into the creek which ran under the bridge. His story of the affair he told !n an of i cial report, in which he says: "I had no warning of the approaching accident until the engineer applied the ? mergency brakes, iust l?efore the engina plunged down through the burning bridge. The. mail car followed the engine, strik ing on the engine tank, sliding up over the tank, crushing the cab and stopning on top of its back. The jar threw me backward over the paper rack, wrenching my back. "1 regained my feet in a few seconds and went to the door to find that the mail car was some forty feet above Wie creek and on fire. Just then some part of the engine exploded, blowing fire, gas and steam in ever:- direction and making es cape for me irri ossible at that time. "I returned to the letter case and caili ered up what letters and registers 1 could find, placed the letters in a pouch and threw them out of the car. The registers and dater, pad and type I put in my h ui 1 bag and threw it into the creek. "I saw it was up t.j me to make my es cape as best I could without a'd, for the car was a mass of fiames and the heat was so intense no one could get near enough to the burning wreckage to be of any assistance ?o me. I then tried to climb out on the left side of the car, but the flames drove me back into the car. "I then went to the door on the right side of the car. and on looking down, when I could see through the smoke, flames and steam, could see nothing but wreckage and a mass of flames on the rocks forty feet be'ow, into which I at last took a chance for my life and jumped. "I tried to leap clear of the wreck, but that was imposs.ble, and 1 alighted among the burning timbers of the bridge that had been knocked down as the engine crashed through the bridge. I was res cued from further danger by a special agent of the <ireat Northern Railroad Company. M> back, neck and shoulders were se verely wrenched, and my rierlit knee was bruised and sprained by the jump from the car to the burning wreckage in the creek. Dull Times for Chaperons. From tho Boston HeruM. Tt Is remarked by an observing person that chaperons are not having as good a time e\en as when the world was voung er, and their vocation has about ended. The girls have triumphed over their nat ural foes, and the laHer are quite ready to lay down their arms and go to work on their own account. For as a gene*-?-" fi< 7 ? ?- . ?; ' ?i^:';.r.' - V >/?<", ; -* . ?' '?v\>i -v..;,, \ : rrtjv >-C Vf,:-i - : vi?. : !:.: .>.? ? />? <'V c?, -: <r:J ? .. ' /iv't*;?.?? Vv..'^i '? ?;< '' >c. ' :-:'v- r .'? , <?* ,;-r i ?: t:?,: ? ;/V U.* -4; ?? -?>,? ? ' L- ? - ,J. v. ? ? rv ' 'r-.f ?- ?-vkA-jt? t-'i" * ::r'. ?. ' ?? K t -'v.;.* v ' v. ' *. ? i *?' v.-' r".C,. ? ??'??.?. ? - ? -v,Vf' .J ",y ? -V\ ?? ~r^ '- 'i.-U > - 'J -4H:''\ ?' - - ? v" ' J f'I't-u v.--?/. ^ ?'sV w ?* -1-? '? ? ' ?-t ''' ? '*? rA" v !<\ w \io^/ u. _ ^SHburn-CBOSBYCO Gold Medal Flour thint: tli?? el<1<?r ladies are more interest ing to the younr m<?n than tlie lambs selfishly gamboling through tlieir teens. The very ancient chaperon olas.-' has brought this statp of mind about, while th'- agreeable, well dressed, sympathetic woman <>f the world is far too attractive to he the guardian of a younger genera tion. She soon walks away with the modern young man. who does not trou ble to offer the old-fashioned chaperon refreshments af dances, or to give a sec ond's heed to the way she c?-ts in or out of th^ girl's carriage. A mother who recently appealed to a woman friend "to trike out" a debutante daughter and give her a lift in society is known to have been refused point blank. "I wouldn't subject myself to the treatment I should certainly receive from the men of this day and generation. I prefer to stay up on my shelf!" said this experi enced person, and then she added, "And the handsomer your girl the worse it would be for ip*!'' | AUT TREASURES FOR AMERICA DISASTER POSTPONED. Chief Priestess of ''Unknown Ton gue" Society Mistaken in Date. TAMPA, Fla.. September 3.?Disappoint ed because their prophecy that Tampa was to be wiped off the map by a great disaster, September 1, failed to come true, thirty footsure and weary disciples of the "I'nknown Tongue" returned to this city yesterday from Durant, twenty-five miles from here. Several days ago the party sold their all here and moved to Durant, which they were told would be outside the stricken zone. Their chief pr e tess, however, is said to have raised the price or' provisions to "the faithful," t_? profits going to herself. The prophecy now has been revised to read September ta Germany Protesting Against Expor tation of Collection. From th?* New York F.voninp Post. To the cry of so many in the old world against the sale of their art treasures to Americans Dr. Wilhelm Bodf. general director of the Royal Art Museum of Berlin, has added his weighty voice Hitherto he has stood with the interests of a wid?- ivilization and lias opposed any movement to enact legis lation prohibiting the exportation of works of art. But now, on account of our tariff being removed from paintings more than twenty years old. Dr. Bode has be^n stirred to action and demands protection. "As soon." he writes in the lates' issue of the Magazine Cicerone, "as the law freeing old art works from duties passes Congress nearly all these treasures will go across the sea." He asks what .will be left of the European galleries a few decades hence; congrat ulates England on retaining Titian's "Arksto." Velasquez's "Venus" and Hol bein's "Duchess of Milan," but takes an especially gloomy view of the situ ation In Oermany. "The Campe collec tion,"' he complains, "wandered last win ter to America, via Paris, just as in the case oX the excellent Guthinann silver collection." There seems to be, aside from natural selfishness, only one sound reason why old works of art should not be exported to America, or anywhere else. When they are torn away from their natural environment, when a re ligious picture is taken from its church aisle, when a frieze is removed from the wall of an old monastery, then, indeed, there Is an absolute injury done to art. from the widest point of view, irrespec tive of local or national selfishness. And consequently ther?? was much esthetic wisdom In the action of the Italian government in forbidding the exporta tion of its old art treasures. For art in Italy is indigenous, and is placed in the background in which it naturally grew. TAFT STARTS ANANIAS CLUB. Repudiates Telegram Purporting to Indorse Minnesota Delegation. BEVERLY, Mass.. September .'I.?Presi dent Taft started his Ananias Club yes terday, through Secretary Fred W. Carpenter, when he discredited an alleged Taft telegram which appeared In a Minnesota paper purporting to indorse the Minnesota congressional delegation. The President's secretary declared that no such telegram was sent to the news paper by the President or any one else. In addition to branding the telegram as false, the President's denial showed that he is not in sympathy with the Mfnnesotans. who. with a single excep tion. voted against the Payne tariff hill in the House and in the Sencte. Both Senators Nelson and Clapp voted against the Payne bill, and the only man from Minnesota who supported it was Representative James Tawnev ai Winona. Carrying Politeness Too Far. From th?> Hirhtnoml Tlnien-Dlspatrb. The Indianapolis News seems to fee! called upon to apologize for the decrease in the output of Indiana poetry this summer. We think there is such a thing a3 carrying politeness too far.