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only shoe for the and only made up in the styles $3.50 <a leathers usually found only ... highest priest shoes. ALL , Is King of All Middle I jl **’ ' • i ■ Leathers _ ■*:*' -* • - < CO., 1918 Second Avenue. -N a • : DETECTIVES IN FICTION. Sherlock Holmes Dissected by Scot # land Yard’s Chief. London Letter to Washington Post. Sherlock Holmes confided to Dr. Wat-' •on so many times his unreserved opin ion of the official detectives, or Scotland Yarders, that Conan Doyle’s readers will be especially interested In what Sir Robert Anderson, heard of London's criminal Investigation department, has just written apropos of Holmes’ “return” concerning the estimate which the "regular man" hold of the amateur sleuthhound. of. Baker street. Perhaps it will be best to give Sir Robert’s views as a practical criminal agent upon certain details of the 'Ad ventures” before quoting what the fa mous ex-commissioner of police hus to eay regarding Holmes’ gibes at the niethods of the regular force. It implies no disparagement of Dr. Doyle’s art,” he says, “that In the 'Ad Ventures of Sherlock Holmes’ the ele ment of exaggeration is seldom want • ing. The Final Problem’ exemplifies this in a notable way. To an expert, at all events, the story of MorUrcy’s trecjc ir}j Holmes to Switzerland la prepos terous.” feir Robert goes on: Tn, this country an accused person must, without the slight est delay, be brought before a magistrate. But in the ‘Study of Scarlet’ we. are told tljat Jefferson Hope was tt> be ‘put be fore the magistrate In the course of a w’eek.’ In 'The Man wdth the Twisted Lip’ the police at Bow street ‘hush the tljing up.’ appearently without the in vestigation of a magistrate at all. “And in ‘The Sign of Four’ the closing scene reminds us of one of Dickens’ bag men stories. Jonathan Small makes a quartet with our two friends and the ^ow street officer, whose prisoner he is, In the Baker street lodgings we know so w'eJJ, aruL.- ensconced in a confortable chair, drlfn a glass of spirits and water at hand, he spends a pleasant hour in telling the story of his crimes. And even this is capped by Dr. Watson being allowed to carry away the treasure chest, thfe. corpus of the crime, w’hich is sup posed tn contain Jewels of priceless value. He cgiiveyi it in a pab to the house of his fiancee, -and In h£r presence he breaks It open with a poker!” And thus the practical detective goes on at sortie length. Evidently, however, Sir Robert An derson does not take Holmes' gibe at the expense of Scotland Yard with great seriousness. “There is a wide difference.” he, says, “between the work of the re sponsible officer, whose business it Is to bring criminals to Justice, and the work of ithe ‘private detective,’ who has merely to ascertain the facts and to solve seem ing mysteries. But the difference Is not so vital as that which distinguishes the fancies of the novelist from the facts of real life. “He must be a poor sort af creature who cannot solve his own problems. And It Is delightful to notice how ac curately the Sherlock Holmes keys ln verlably fit the Sherlock Holmes locks and how Invariably his two and two make four. But in real life keys are apt to get mixed or mislaid, and two and two have sometimes a way of making twenty two. All of which may be quite unprt ventable and is always most embarrass ing.” _ Half the Cars Run. Charlotte, N. C., December 3.—About half the usual number of cars were run oveV the Charlotte street car lines, on which* a strike was declared yesterday by the conductors and motormen because of the failure of the company to provide heat for the cars. There has been no disorder, although efforts are made to guard the strike breakers. Wages Must Be Reduced. Cleveland. O., December 4.—One of the ' largest soft coal operators in the Mas sillon district is quoted today as stating that owing to present trade conditions a reduction in miners’ wages must be made at the termination of the existing wage agreement. Enjoying a Hunt. Charlotte. N. C., December 3.—George Gould and his two sons, Ivingdon and Jay, and Pierce Lorillard, the tobacco manufacturer, are at Mr. Gould's lodge near^ligh Point on a hunting expedition. Give the Baby A Sun Bath. All mothers know that there is noth ing to compare with sun and light and good fresh air to bring the roses to the little cheeks of the toddlers. Our baby Go-Carts and Carriages are built to offset the stuffiness and lack of ventilation in the ordinary kinds,* and what we want to sell you will be found cheap, indeed, when quality is considered. We have a variety of styles, and your baby can have as nice a carriage as anybody’s baby at a very moderate price. * Cooper Furniture Co. 2020-2022 Third Avenue. Ting-a-ling-a-ling. Hello I Please call Mrs. Money Bags to the phone. Is that you, Mrs. Money Bags ? Well, we want you to be sure to come to “The House Beautiful.” You will find lots of things there that you want, and it is a very good chance for you to help without putting yourself in the position of giving money with out receiving. For every dollar you spend you will get a full one hundred cents. Bring your husband; he is always such an easy shining mark that the Bazaar would miss him dreadfully if he stayed away. “The House Beautiful” vvill. be held at 1905-1907 Third ave., beginning with De cember 7th and concluding with December 12th. SI; LOUIS LAWYER FACEMHARGES James L Blair Alleged to Have Forged Documents ACCUSED BY FORYIER CLERK It Is Claimed That Defendant Counter feited and Used Notarial Seals of the Recorder of Deeds of St. Louis. St. Louis, December 3.—James L. Blair, the attorney, has been indicted by the grand jury on the charge of forgery in the first degree. Mr. Blair was formerly, general counsel for tha world's fair as sociation. The indictment is the result of charges filed by James T. Roberts, an attorney at one time employed in Blair's law office. Roberts secured certain pa pers and records on which he afterwards based his charges that Blair was jug gling the finances of large estates com mitted to his trust. That was more than three years ago. The story, however, did not become public until the present grand jury began an investigation. Roberts publicly charged among other things that Blair had forged deeds of trust and mortgages on which $*>3,000 was obtained from the estate of the late Peter B. Blow of St. Louis, and that he counterfeited and used the no tarial seals of the recorder of deeds of St. Louis, and frequently employed “Wal ter Jenkins,'' a purely fictitious person age, to attest the documents. Blair acted ns a sort of fiscal and in vestment * agisnt for the firm of Dick Brothers, of Philadelphia and New York, of which Evans R. Dick, a relative, is the head, in the Blow estate he was co trustee with Edward S. Robert. The grand jury requested the Dicks, their attorney, General B. Graham, and others to come to St. Louis to testify, but the communi cations were ignored. uwing to ms reported serious Illness, Blair was removed from his home to Miillanphy hospital one month ago. Varying reports of his condition have been given from time to time to" the pub lic, but he is now reported to have almost fully recovered. A bench warrant will be issued for Blair's arrest, and he will he required to give bond. The maximum penalty for the offense with which Blair is charged is life imprisonment, the minimum, ten years in the penitentiary. Blair gave bond in the sum of $10,000 early this evening to answer to the two indictments against him. Before the deputy sheriffs started for the hospital with the capias, w’ord was received that Blair would appear person ally before Judge Taylor and give bond I Hit or a closed carriage wa* hurriedly driven up to the circuit court and Blair, accompanied by Judge James A. Seddon, his former law' pa/tner, John F. Lee, a close personal friend, and Attorney H. T. Kent, was received in chambers by Judge Taylor. Bond for the sum of $5000 in each of- the two indictments, signed by Judge Seddon anti John F. Lee. was given. Mr. Blair was evidently In great pain He walked with crutches and as sisted by Judge Seddon and Mr. Le£. No statement of any kind was made by Mr. Blair. STEELE A WITNESS. Former Lieutenant Governor Testifies In Nebraska Postoffice Cases. Omaha. Neb., December 3.—Lieut. Gov. C. S. Steele, former department com mander of the G. A. R., was a witness before the federal grand jury in Its In vestigation of Nebraska postofflee ap pointments. Governor Steele wps twice a member of the legislature and served as president pro tern of the senate from which office he succeeded to that of lieutenant goveunor when Senator Diet rich was elected to the United States senate. The appointment of a postmaster at Fair bury, the home of Governor Steele, was under consideration by the jurors. The testimony of Mr. Steele was taken at this time to determine whether fur ther investigation should be made. As a result of today’s evidence, a number of other witnesses will be called. No Indictments were returned today. Sena tor Dietrich’s trial is not expected to come up before January, as the district attorney expects to be occupied with the grand Jury for two weeks, and the pre paration of the case will take considerable time. AGREE TO FIGHT. O'Brien and Ryan Will Meet for Suit able Purse. Chicago, December 3.—"Philadelphia" Jack O'ferlen and Tommy Ryan met here tonight and agreed to fight a twenty round battle for the middle-weight cham pionship of America. All that Is row lacking is an offer by some club of a suitable purse. Both men will then put up their forfeits and sign articles of agreement. ■* Several clubs, throughout the country have been negotiating for the fight, but It Is believed that San Francisco will he the city chosen. r Billiard Tournament Arranged. New York, December 3.—At a meeting of the national' association of amateur billiard players arrangements have been officially sanctioned for the annual na tional tournament, which will he held in the rooms of the Liederkranz club of this city, beginning February 1. A long list of players, Includes A. De Munn Smith of St. Louis gnd several experts from New York and Chicago. Chases Car Five Blocks. Chicago, December 8.—KJected from a Forty-first street electric car because he refused to pay his fare to a non-union conductor. Omer R. Burke, secretary of the steam-titters union, last night pur sued the cai* for five blocks, assaulted the conductor a&d received a bullet w'ound which . will probabiy cause his death. Robert Rogers, conductor of the car, was arrested and admitted the shooting. buke of Manchester III. New York, December 3.—The Duke of Manchester, who wedded Miss Zimmer man of Cincinnati, is reported by a World dispatch from London to be rather seriousry 111 at his Irish residence, Tan geragee caatle. He is believed to be suffering from diabetes. Largest Cargo of Cotton. Charlotte, N. C.. December 3.—What is said to be the largest cargo of cotton ever cleared from a south Atlantic port left Wilmington today. It consists of 17, 000 bales and goes to Bremen, on the British steamer Anglo-Saxon. The value j of the cargo is Jl,030,000. COOLIDGE DEMIES SAVANNAH REPORT New Director of Seaboard Says ( Williams Will Remain PLEASED WITH PROSPECTS Offical on Visit to Florida Puts at Rest Rumors That H. M. Atkinson of Atlanta Will Be President of System. Tampa, Flan December 3.—President John Skelton Williams and Directors James A. Blair of New York, and T. Jef ferson Coolidge, Jr., of Boston, and J. M. Barr, vice president and general mana ger of the Seaboard Air IAne, arrived here tonight, having come direct from Rich mond, Ya. They are on a tour of inspec tion and will visit the Manatee section. T. Jefferson Coolidge. Jr., of Boston. *ne of the gentlemen recently elected a director of the Seaboard Air Line railroad j was asked regarding the statement in the | Savannah News that the Old Colony | Trust company of Boston, had acquired a controlling Interest in the Seaboard Air Line, and that H. M. Atkinson of Atlanta, might succeed Mr. Williams as president. Mr. Coolidge stated that the story was false from beginning to end. that the Bos ton interests in the Seaboard Air Line railroad are co-operating with Messrs. Blair and Ryan, and Mr. Williams, and his friends, and that it has never been contemplated that Mr. Atkinson should lie made an active officer of the corporation. Mr. Blair and Mr. Coolidge expressed themselves as very well pleased with what they have seen of the Seaboard system: that they are anticipating a pleasant trip over the Florida lines today and tomorrow, and thpt their trip Is made at the request of Mr. Williams, and for the purpose of familiarizing themselves with the property. The new directors are greatly Interested in the development of the south, and stated that 111 their judgment the develop ment of this section in (lie next few years will be greater than In any other part of the country. They look forward to a pe riod of prosperity for the Seaboard prop erty. in which they have become Interest ed. WORLD'S FAIR NOTES. i Model schools for the Mind and deaf. Old St. limits—as it was 100 years ago. Ice plant produces 300 tons of Ice dally. Special building on Art Hill for sculp ture. Typical « mining tamp In "Mining Oulch.” Jubilee presents of the late Queen Vic toria. Outdoor mining exhibit, covering twelve acres. Hose garden, six acres In area, 50.000 ro8< trees. "1 ing Cotton,” a statue In cotton 50 feet high. i Sunken gardens 750 feet long and 100 feet wide. History of the Louisiana purchase told | in flowers. Approximate cost of the Exposition. $50,000,000. Palace of Education. 525 by 750 feet, cost $319,999. Palace of Electricity. 525 by 750 feet, cost $399,940. Towers on Palace of Machinery are 265 feet tall. Forty thousand horse-power for Exposi tion uses. Largest silver nugget ever mined; weighs live tons. Fair opens April 30. 1904; closes Decern per i, 1HU4. An 8.000-horse power turbine engine in power plant. Size of grounds, 1,240 acres, nearly two square miles. Largest gas engine ever made, 3,000 horso power. The sum of $150,000 appropriated for athletic events. United States Fisheries Building, 133 feet square. Revival of the Olympian games of an cient Greece. Fifteen exhibits departments. 144 groups, 808 classes. More than 100 important buildings on the grounds. Over fifty foreign governments to make elaborate displays. Philippine exhibit, costing $1,000,000, cov ers forty acres. Anthropology Building, 263 by 113 feet, cost $115,000. Palace of Horticulture, 400 by 800 feet, cost $228,000. Palace of Machinery, 525 by 1.000 feet, cost $496,597. Palace of Liberal Arts. 225 by 750 feet, cost $475,000. Palace of Manufactures, 525 by 1,200 feet, cost $719,399. Conservatory 200 feet square In Palace of Horticulture. Live stock exhibit covers 37 acres; $250, 000 for premiums. Automobile chairs, carrying two per sons, reach all points. Statue of Vulcan, in coal, iron and coke, 50 feet high. Art pottery manufactory in operation, showing processes. Half a million dollars expended in deco rative sculpture. Rainbow gardens line the Cascades; flowers of every hue. Forty-four states and territories appro priate $5,812,500. International congresses, learned men from everywhere. ^ Hank Monk's stage coach—the one Hor ace Greeley rode In. Model strawberry farm, with 400 varie ties growing thereon. Aerial navigation, $200,000 appropriated for tournament. Amount raised by city of St. Louis and citizens. $10,000,000. Intramural double-track railway to all parts of the grounds. Floral clock, dial 100 feet in diameter, hands 50 feet long. Walls of ancient Manila reproduced In Philippine exhibit. Melon day—500.000 melons served to vis itors without cost. Natural garden where all North Ameri can wild flowers grow. Many historic structures reproduced for various purposes. I^oulsiana State Building to be the Ca blldo at New Orlenas. Festival Hall, 200 feet high, In center of Cascade Gardens. Palace of Varied Industrie*#, 525 by 1,200 feet, cost $«»04.600. Palace of Transportation, 559 by 1,300 feet, cost $696.1(00. Seventy-five thousand yards of sod laid in Cascade territory. Wireless telegraph stations among great electrical exhibits. Great Britain to reproduce the Orangery of Kensington Palace. The Art Palaces, central structure per manent. cost $1,040,000. The Pike, a mile long, concessions cost ing more than $5,000,000. Thirty-five miles of asphalt and gravel roadways in grounds. Inside Inn, within Exposition grounds, capacity of 6,000 persons. Jerusalem, the Holy City, important Geo. A. Steele STEELE-SM1TH DRY GOODS CO. Ja.3, Arthur Smith Holiday Novelty Goods Great Display, A display that is characteristic of the go-a lead-ness of the Steele-Smith Store is now ready for your inspection. It’s an offering of Statuary, Bric-a-Brac and Nic-Nacs in Terra Cotta, Plaster, Chinaware, Art Glassware and the like of exclusive designs— the better sort. The major portion of the pleasure of gift giving l es in knowing that your offering will be the source of satisfaction and pleasure to the recipient. Our dis play insures this. ft Mention ot Winter Underwear tor Men and Women. It is our aim all times to offer you something that will appeal as possessing more than ordinary g> cd 'ss. This list of winter weight Underwear should prove especially interesting to you It’s just a plain out and out telling of Values far in advance of the prices asked. Men's Wear Good heavy fleece lined underwear in red. blue and iff grey; per garment... All wool ribbed under wear in blue and brown; good heavy garments; each... .S DC Heavy ribbed balbrlggan underwear, well made < nn and comfortable fitting, per garment. I.UU Medium weight white lamb’s wool of excellent « A A • juality. per garment...I.UU # Grey Australian wool garments, in medium weight t Cf| The tjnderwear of underwear—Dr. Dlemel’s (Linen £ ffA | Mesh) underwear, for men. per suit.U.uU Fop Ladies Ladles’ grey, fleeced union C/\ suits.DUC Ladles’ Str&dford, good weight and a perfect flt- /e ting garment. UdC Fleece lined, silk taped, union suits, well made, good wgr quality. ....I dC The Oneita seamless, glove fitting union suit of execellent quality, fleece lined ribbed wool, well made and * po neatly finished . ...l*dU Ladies’ all wool gray union suits, finished in a /\o zephyr, edging and silk tape.J.UU Ladies' extra heavy fleet e lined vests and pants, in ff/\ grey and white, per garment.OUC Ludies’ underwear in white, all wool, the Regina brand; a well made suit, per . nn garment. .. 1*1/11 Ladles’ all w’ool white underwear, French felled seams, zephyr braiding, beautifully finished, per ■J An garment..£*UU a"£. STEELE-SMITH '“’Sr* parts of which are faithfully reproduced. Uni ted States govern merit's total appro priations. $6,473,000. The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's Ten nessee home, reproduced. Map of United States in growing crops, covers area of five acres. Robert Hums’ cottage at Ayrshire to he reproduced on grounds. Ninety thousands gallons of water per minute flow over cascades. Talace of Mines and Metallurgy-, 525 by 750 feet, cost $498,006. Forestry, Fish and Game Building, 300 by 000 feet, cost $171,000. United States Government Building, 250 by 800 feet, cost $450,000. Three great cascades, largest waterfalls ever constructed by man. The Grand Trianon and Versailles Gar dens reproduced by France. Palace of Agriculture, 546 by 1,660 feet, twenty-three acres, cost $529,940. acres arranged in fan shape, aces, aranged in fan shape. Monticello. Thomas Jefferson's home, for Virginia State Building. Display of guns of all calibre used by United States army and navy. Liberty Bell will he in the rotunda of the Pennslyvanla Building. Model of United States warship; real guns and drills by marines.' Four miles of standard gauge railroad In Transportation Building. Largest pipe organ ever built, 145 stops; pipes 5 feet in diameter. General Grant's cabin in St. Louis coun ty erected at Exposition. Hospital perfectly equipped with sur geons. physicians and nurses. Water In lagoon system passes through the pumps every five hours. Washington University Buildings, cost $1,000,000, used by Exposition. Wide waterways beautify the main pic ture, for gondolas and small craft. California’s State Buildfng is a replica of the old Santa Barbara Mission. Temple of Fraternity, 200 by 300 feet, headquarters for fraternal orders. Germany and America have competitive exhibits of forestry each five acres In ex tent. Twenty-five best Jersey cows In the world participate in a dairy demonstra tion. "The Creation." an illusion, under a dome 150 feet in diameter, a feature of the Pike. Germany reproduces the Castle of Char lottenhurg. Emperor William prepared the plans. "Galveston Flood," a Pike feature, - - ■ ■ _-* shows the effects of the great storm and the restoration. Rustic house* over spring 100 years old; water raised by old fashioned well sweep. France, Germany, Mexico, England. China. Japan and Brazil are each to spend over 1500,000 on elaborate exhibits. BILL PASSES CHAMBER. Mexican Senate Will Decide on Term of President. i _ Mexico City, December 3.—The cham ber of deputies has passed the bill amend ing the constitution by creating the vice presidency and providing also for extend ing the presidential term of six years, and the measure goes to the senate. The j debate was animated, the bill being op- ' posed on the ground that the vice pres ident would serve as a nucleus for intri gues against the president. Public opinion generally approves the amendment making the term of office six' years. • - - • Petition Granted. New York.. December 3. At a meeting of the boaV<T1bP rovt cv* of the National Trotting association toiuy the applica tion of R. L. Davis of Columbia, S C\, for the removal of himself and the l ay mare Quick and bay stallion Mansion from suspension, imposed July, LOS, w is granted. Pleads Not Guilty of Boodling. Kansas City. December 3.—State Sena tor Jesse Jewell, charged with sol lei ting a bribe In connection with baking pow- j der at Jefferson City, voluntarily pleaded not guilty in the county court here today, and his bond was lixed at $l0ftu. ills case was set for hearing February !». 1 Mothers Visit President. Washington, December 3.—The President today received a committee representing the National Congress of Mothers’ clubs. The visitors, numbering about twenty, were received in the east room of the white house this afternoon, the Pres ident shaking hands with-each one. For scrofula in every form Hood’s Sar saparilla is a radical, reliable remedy, i it postively cures. From the Rome Republican. From the Milwaukee Sentinel. SCANDAL IN HIGH LIFE. Mrs. Marc Antony Sues for Di vorce. Mrs. Cleopatra Named as Co respondent. Rome's smart set Is completely dum founded today over the fart that Mrs. Marc Antony, one of the leading lights of our four hundred, has begun proceedings for a divorce from, her husband, through her uttonngya, Referendum & (Jraftorum It has been known for some time that Mrs. Antony Is a little groggy over Marc s long stay In Alexandria, where his name has been linked with that of Mrs. Cleo patra, a prominent club woman, and at present the managing editor of Egypt. But even 4he.obi friend* of the family, who have shown the utmost caution In getting all the details, never dreamed theft*she would thus Openly repudiate Marc Antony, win*, with all his faults, is a good provider. ;fu eloquent orator, and strong with the administration. The allegations mam by Mrs. Antony in her complaint nr** of such a nature that the Republican, which is not In any sense a yellow Journal, would scorn to print them, but If any anxious renders will call on ye editor In our sanctum, we will gladly tell all we know of the sad affair. When seen this afternoon, the plaintiff's attorneys would say nothing except “Mul to alimonlu!” and the plaintiff herself is equally reticent. It is to be regretted that this disagree able Incident hub come into Marc's life, as he is a good fellow and a constant render of the Republican, although he is back considerable on his subscription. We believe Mrs. Cleopatra Is the transgres sor who should- bear the blame, ns Marc always was easy for brunettes, and ho once told us. while we were out on a quiet hot with him. that she had a dan gurqus pair of Incandpsceuts, Further particulars will appear in a later issue A Close Calf. From the New York.Ti/nes. The Fox- Hunter—Were you at tho death? The Novice— N'o. 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