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m Pankhurst at their meeting yester day. Forty-four Chicagoans successful ly passed test before state board of law examiners. Nellie Cronin, 3325 W. Adams st., filed $15,000 damage suit against Chicago Railways CoT Crossed wires sparks caused panic in Kedzie Theater. o o HO! HUM! WE'LL TAKE A SEAT WAY UP ON THE ROOF New York, Oct. 18. The best price brought by a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, during the past few years, has been somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000. But two boxes in the parterre tier of the Metropolitan Opera House, commonly known as the "golden horseshoe," have changed hands within the last week, one bringing, it is reported, something over $100,000, the other nearly $120,000. The original stock value of a par terre box, when the opera house was financed and built, was $30,000. ,The great demand for.boxes by people of wealth, craving this purchasable mark of social distinction, has brought about the tremendous in crease in valuation. One of the boxes which has just changed hands is No. 26, bought from the estate of the late Samuel D. Bab cock by William Ross Proctor. It is one of the much coveted ones, being near the center of the "horseshoe," between the boxes of Robert W. Goe let and J. Woodward Haven. The other, the one said to have sold for close to $120,000, is still more desirable. It is No. 33, bought by Henry Reese Hoyt from the Hitchcock estate, and has on its right and left, respectively, the boxes of J. Pierpont Morgan and Mrs. Van derbilt. More than thirty years have pass ed since the boxes were origanlly al lotted. In that time there have been many transfer of holdings through deaths or for family convenience, but only five boxes have been permitted to leave the original family influence. One of these cost Henry C. Frick be tween $100,000 and $110,000, a few years ago. There are people In New York with millions, able to buy almost every other outward indication of aristoc racy, to whom the parterre tier of (y) the Metropolitan has been quite as impenetrable as it is to the hum blest Italian barber who beats his palms and shrieks "Bis!" in the top most gallery. Passing along in the rear of the parterre tier, one reads on thequaint old brass name-plates which adorn each red baize door the names of New York's blood aristocracy. One generation follows another, but these plates remain undisturbed except in such rare instances as those above mentioned. o o HELPFUL ADVICE He was consulting the lawyer on what was, to him, an important sub ject. His eyes were heavy from loss of sleep and temper, yet the wrath that consumed his soul made rest impossible. "It's this way," he said. "The man who lives next door to me has a beast of a cat that spends the night sitting on my fence and yowling. Neither my wife, the new baby, nor myself has had any sleep for weeks, and I am about used us. The maa next door refuses to get rid of the cat, and I want you to tell me what to do." and looked ab'out as wise as a suet- Wrl pudding, but said nothing. "I've got a right to shoot the cat, haven't I?" "I should not feel justified in ad vising such an extreme bourse. As I " see it, the cat is not your property.' "Perhaps not; but the fence Is!" "Aha! Then you have got him, for you can pull the fence down!" l EVEfr--..-., Jfkf 'jfiff..