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Finest Imported Perfumes. Pinaud’s BriRe Embaumee Vio lette iu bulk and original packages.$2.00 ounce. Pinauds Reine Violette, in P/4 ounce bottle . .. $1.50 Violet’s Ainbre Royal iu bulk and original packages, ounce. .$1.00 Violet’s Cytise and Farnese in bulk and original packages, ounce . .$1.50 Piver’s Safranor Extract in 1% ounce bottles, packed in fancy boxes.$1.50 Crown Crab Apple Blossom Extract, 2-ouuce bottle, $1.40 1 ounce. 75c Piesse & Lubiu’s Opoponax Extract.83c Le Grand’s Russian Violet Extract.$1.25 Mulhen’s Rhine Violet Extract.$125 Gurlain’s Jickey Extract.$1.75 JACOBS’ PHARMACY, BIRTHPLACE CUT PRICES, 209-2// N. Nineteenth Street. THE WEEK'S TALK IN NEW YORK CITY Charlie Murphy Holds His Own in Tammany BOSS ODELL IS DEFEATED IVe Have a Teacher of Court Etiquette In Our Midst—The Chronic Claim ants—Mrs. Astor’s Successor. BY SEWELL HAGGARD. New Yolk. September 22.—New York city eleetlomi produce strongs results. Last year William Travers Jerome was elected district attorney ot this county despite the fact that he had been turn ed down by both party organisations. His plurality was so groat that his victory was commented upon all over the coun try as a mighty swat at boss-rule. The event was said to be the beginning of the end of bosses in both parties On Tuesday the city primaries, both re publican and democratic, were held for the election of assembly district leaders. In considering the result it must be re mebered that normally the city Is demo cratic and that Mr. Jerome, In winning his great victory, had to poll the biggest part of the Tammany vote. In Tuesday's primaries Charles F. Murphy, the leader of Tammany, the -man who refused to have Jerome on the democratic ticket, was able to hold Ills own. Opposing him were Mayor McClellan and the Sullivans, "Big Tim" and "TJttle Tim." It the opposition wins In the llnal teat for the control of Tammany it will be by a small mar gin. Murphy, however, seems to have on excellent chance. Both sides of course, claim the victory, but It cannot be set tled until there Is a meeting of the Tam many general committee. What makes the fact stranger til Murphy even held Ills own Is that he has no patronage at his command, although Mayor McClellan was elected as a Tam many candidate...Ixuig ago the Mayor ceased to appoint Murphy men to office nnd he has weeded out most of those •who held Jobs The contest within Tam many has an lninort:"'i hearing on the democratic gubernatorial nomlnatlor Murphy wins tile delcg.ilion to the slate convention It Is almost sure to vote for W ft. Hearsi. If McClellan and the Sul livans control the delegation will vote for District Attorney Jerome or some can didate other than Hearsi. The only comfort for the Independents and anti-boss men in the primaries is that B. B. Odell. Jr, the republican state lmss, was overwhelmingly beaten. He failed to carry a single doubtful dis trict in the city. His defeat means that Governor Higgins la likely to control the city delegation In the stale convention. Teaching Royal Etiquette. A pretty Irish girl with n mission ar rived in New York the other day. Loads of pretty Irish girls are arriving here nil the time and they have missions, but not so important a one aa Miss Ethel Bury Palliser. Miss Ethel Is here to teach Americans what to do when they are presented to an English King and Queen. Bile Is the descendant of a long line of teachers of court etiquette. Her great grandmother, Madame Mlehau, was mald tresse de danse at the courts of Napoleon I . King George IV. and King William IV. Miss Bury-Palliser's great aunt taught the present King of England and other children of the late Queen Victoria how to deport themselves when they met their parents Miss Ethel says that there is a well defined Idea abroad that Americans ran afford some coaching before entering the royal presence A story Is told In Lon don that not long ago a woman from In diana. on meeting the King, said: "Oh Kin. I'm lust too delighted for anything to meet you. You know, we've heard lots about you. even In America. Say. how’s the wife?" According to Miss Bury-Pnlliser, this Is far from being the proper speech to mske to a king. The hardest thing to teach the men. she says. Is that while "Teddy" Is quite the tiling In America, "Eddie" won’t go at all in England. The teacher of court etiquette Instructs you in the proper line of conversation and also how to remove yourself from the royal presence without turning your back on It. ’I hen you must walk a certain way when you enter the holy of holies: none of that shaking and waggling of the human form, which Miss Bury-Palliser says charae teriaes the carriage of Vncle Sant's daugh ters. You mustn't wiggle In the royal presence; It isn't allowed. You muat walk stiffly with your head very erect. Then there are a lot of other things to learn, the bows, courtesies, etc. Some folks have been rude enough to gay that Americans, especially New York ers. would do well to acquire a little knowledge of etiquette for practice at homo before fitting themselves to meet kings. The men of New York might learn to give women their seats In the street cars, and the women might learn to thank the few men who have the good manners to give up their seats. The men might also learn to ride In the street cars with out planting their muddy boots on the seuta opposite them to the terror of the women In delicate gowns. New Yorkers of both sexes might well take lessons in politeness and affability to strangers and to one another. There are more boors In New York than in any city in the world of like population. Etiquette, like charity, should begin at home. The New York Claimants. It’s a very dull day that doesn't bring to New York a claimant to a large part of this little old town. This time it is the heir* of one Robert Edwards, who lay claim to $312,000,000 worth of property in the Broadway and Wall street district. Mrs. Brown of Des Moir.az is the spokes woman for the heirs, and they have an nounced with amazing confidence that the slxty-two acres demanded shall be ] turned over to them Immediately. The land Is said to have been leased by Rob- I ert Edwards to Aaron Burr. Edwards came from the village of Llansamiet. rear Swansea, Wales, at the beginning of the Nineteenth century. The last claimants heard from prior to the group represented by Mrs. Brown of Des Moines wore the heirs of Abraham Van Horn, once of New Amsterdam. They desired a $300,000,000 slice of New York, asserting that they bad found their title In an old family Bible. The next to ap pear was Joseph T. Cowan of Texas, who came along in August, 1905, representing about 300 scattered heirs of Andrew Hartsfelder. They wanted al lthe land be tween Seventy-fifth and Eighty-sixth streets, Riverside Drive and Second ave nue, which takes in a big parcel of Cen tral Park. Mr. Hartzfelder. It was said, •had leased this property to the city In 1795 for ninety-five years and a day. But the most famous claimants are the “Happy Heirs of all Harlem," led by Henry Pennington Toler. Their timid re quest Is for $3,000,000,000 worth of prop erly between Seventy-fourth and One Hundred and Twenty-ninth streets, and the North and East rivers. Nobody but the claimants ever read their titles clear; they get. their names In the papers, go buck home and New York goes on about its business. A Miraculous Rescue. The old saw that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction Is proven once more In the miraculous escape of a New York shop girl from drowning. With a party of roystering friends she was upset In a boat down the bay. A heavy scow was passing and the girl was sucked under It ns she plunged Into the sea. Three of the party were drowned and the rest got ashore. Those who escaped with their lives had given the shop girl up for dead, when they were amazed to hear that she had been rescued. When the crew of the scow had dumped Its cargo of garbage far out at sea they had neglected to close the Iron shut ters that cover the dumping pocket. When the girl sank beneath the scow she was swept straight Into this pocket. She clung to a chain for an hour and a half until the scow reached its pier and the crew dis covered her. If you come to New York with as pirations to penetrate the charmed circle of the “four hundred" you must see Mrs. Astor. Mrs. Astor on her social throne is just as much the boss of the “four hundred" as Charlie Murphy Is of Tam many hall or President Roosevelt of af fairs national in the republican party. She scrutinizes the candidates for the elect set, weighs their personal virtues or shortcomings, turns her magnifying glass upon their antecedents, and decides their fate. Like political or financial leaders, social leaders cannot be made by votes, appointed or selected. Give them a chance and they forge to the front by virtue of the qualities within them. They must have the Inborn traits that make Mrs. Astor the same to her servants as to her guests. Airs. Astor is a born gentlewoman. True, there are many such and they are not all in the “four hundred." Lack of wealth and envi ronment and maybe lack of inclination keeps them from aspiring to her social sphere. But Mrs. Astor is growing old. weakening mentally and physically, and soon there must be a successor to her. Names are already being discussed and you want to keep your ear to the ground for the finest Kilkenny cat affair ever pulled off by gentlewomen. Already Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt has been turned down. Who’ll be blackballed next? Adulterated Drugs. Health Commissioner Darlington has made some startling disclosures In a re cent report on the adulteration of drugs In the city. Out of 10,000 samples of standard drugs bought In the retail mar ket, only about J8 per cent can be con sidered good; 10 per cent call for warnings to the manufacturer, while no less than 00 per cent were bad enough to justify prosecution under the laws of this stuie. Romance of the Day. Again the daily romance. New York cries out for excitement and the news pares, with the aid of some persons who have not grown prosaic, continue to furnish it. This time the romance is the story of a girl who forced her fiance to wed the young Woman whom he had de serted. The home of Miss Mary Mac Donald in Brooklyn was decorated, the preacher and the guests were there and everything was ready for the wedding when In walked William JjYank Thober. the fiance. Thober was not prepared for the wedding at that time fqr the date had been set for the following night, hut Miss MacDonald and her parents had prepared a sursprise for him. Mr. Mac Donald told the young man rather stern ly that he guessed the wedding would RAPID GROWTH HI TELEPHONE SERVICE In the South Alabama is Next to Georgia LARGE CAPITAL "INVESTED Birmingham Leads In Alabama—Bell Telephone Company Has Upwards of 100,000 Phones In Opera tion.—Its History. More than 300,000 Bell telephones are now In use on lines owned by the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph company In the seven southern states In which thik company operates. The 100,000 mark was reached and passed during the week lust closed, and establishes a new record In the development of the south. These tele phones are In addition to almost 30,000 telephones used by sub-license companies and connected with the lines of the South ern Bell company. The states through which these tele phones are scattered are Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The area cov ered Is very wide and the development compares favorably to the density of the population. The 100,000 telephones are di vided among the seven states as follows: Alabama ... 22,033 Florida . 6,145 Georgia . 81,651 I North Carolina. 8.738 South Carolina.. ... 10.648 Virginia. 18,836 West Virginia . 8,371 Total . 100,421 These figures represent a development extending over a period of twenty-seven years, the first Bell exchange In the south having been established at Richmond, Va., in 1879. Slow progress was made at first, the telephone having been considered a luxury fit only for the rich. Later im provements made it so adaptable for busi ness purposes that fct became a necessity and has been placed within reach of all classes of cltlaens. Enormous Capital. After the establishment of the Richmond exchange, the lines of the company were gradually extended throughout the seven states included In its territory. The work and capita! involved were enornjous, Im provements coming In so rapidly that practically new exchanges became obsolete within a few months after their comple tion. The progress and development of the Southern Bell company hns been Ident ical with that of the south. One of the most important features of telephone development Is that known as Farmers’ Lines. This class of service, which is particularly adapted for use by farmers, has been of great advantage in rural districts, and has placed the farmer in close touch with the markets and news centers. The entire south is covered with lines of this kind and they are being rapid ly extended by the Southern Bell com pany. Georgia leads in the number of Bell telephones, there being 13,051 stations in this state. Atlanta has more telephones than any other city in Southern Bell ter ritory, the number being 10,731. Savannah is the second city in Georgia, with 3447 subscribers, and Macon third, with 2952. Birmingham Leads. It Is seen that Alabama is second to Georgia, with 22,033 Bell telephones. Bir mingham leads all Alabama cities, with 6106 stations, and is second only to Atlanta and Richmond in point of numbers. Mont gomery, Ala., has 3164 stations, and Mobile Is third with 3106. Virginia Is third In telephone develop ment, having 18.835 Bell stations. Rich mond is second only to Atlanta, and loach* all Virginia cities with 7268 subscribers. Norfolk has 6635 stations. South Carolina is fourth in development, with 10,648 subscribers, and Charleston with 2868 stations, leads the other South Carolina cities. Columbia Is second with 1694 stations. North Carolina is fifth, with 8788 sta tions. Charlotte leads the cities of North Carolina, with 1743 stations. Wilmington hns 1487 and Greensboro 1452 stations. Florida is sixth, having 5145 stations. Thero are 2686 Bell telephones in Jackson ville and 1494 In Pensacola. In West Virginia the Southern Bell com pany operates in only a small portion of the state, and w’hile there are more Bell telephones in West Virginia than In Geor gia. only 3371 are operated by the Southern Bell company. Thirty years ago, when Professor Bell was making experiments with the tele phone, Thomas E. Edison declared that there would be 100,000 telephones in use in the United States in 1900. T,ater he felt that he had been carried away by his en thusiasm. and reduced his figures. The possibilities of the telephone had not, at that time, dawned upon those who were most interested in its success. The telephone has become a necessity during the past ten years, and within that period its development has been mar velous, and Its use has extended into all fields of endeavor. take place that night. When Thober had recovered his equilibrium he said he guessed so too, never suspecting the trap. The preacher got ready, and Thober*s best man led him to the altar but Miss MacDonald did not meet him there. Miss Viola Glover had taken her place. Thober was too flabbergated to protest and the minister performed the ceremony without interruption. The secret of tills strange affair was that Thober had paid court to Miss Glo ver, a Newark. N. J., girl, long before he met Miss MacDonald. In fact, lie had been engaged to her from childhood. At a time when It was most embarrtiSslng to her he deserted her and announced his engagement to Miss MacDonald. Fiance No. 2 hearing of this and, being a plucky girl, determined that justice should be done. Hence the sequel. This is the story that the newspapers tell. It is certain that there was a mar riage under odd circumstances. It is a good romance, too good to fall a victim to the blue pencil so what's the use of go ing behind the curtains. HEALTH DEPENDS On the Stomach. When it is in hart shape the other organs are soon af fected and your health Is undermined. To keep it always strong and healthy you only need an occasional dose of HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BITTERS Something else won’t do in its place. It always cures and prevents Poor Ap petite, Flatulency, Heartburn, Dyspep sia, Indigestion, Costiveness, Fenale Ills, or Malaria, Fever and Ague. WILL CEASE SOON TO HEMLINE Harriman and Standard Oil Party in Control NOT HOSTILE TO MORGAN Erie to Perform Wonderful Stunts Once More—Southern Railway Stock May be Benefited—Mr. Morgan Aging Faat, BY W. Q. NICHOLAS. New York, September 22.—(Special).—In the very near future Erie will cease to bo a Morgan road, control having passed from his hgnris into those of Mr. Hard man and tlie Standard Oil party, The move is no$ in any .manner hostile to Mr. Morgan, and is made with his entire sanc tion. Ha will continue to exercise a voice In the financial direction of the property, and will ho «« Important figure In the road, as lie is in the New York Central, the New Haven and Heading, although no longer recognised as dominant in any of them. He still remains supreme In Southern Hallway, and Cincinnati, Hamil ton and Dayton. Tile Rock Island figures In no small way In the new Erie deal, and will he represented forclfully In con trol. The Rock Island party has had Its eye on Erie for a long time, and on more than on occasion stood accused of placing for ownership. It would appear to be very well satisfied with the way matters have shaped themselves, and its interests in the Erie field will not suffer undor the new arrangement. A very strong speculative pool has been formed In connection with the Erie move, headed by Messrs. Harriman nnd H. H. Rogers and the tip is out that the stock Is to be put above 60; some have It 75. The market has already moved up everal points, and brokers who have always been used by Messrs. Harriman, Rogers and the Kuhn-Loeb connection in the early stages of every big manipulation in that quarter for the last half dozen years, have been steadily picking up stock. Somes of Mr. Harrlman’s close political friends have been put wise to what Is going on, and advised to “get aboard.’* Several per sons of consequence In the operation of the road were told quietly that Mr. Har riman would very soon assume practical direction of the system and that he had In contemplation important changes in the working force and in methods. Like many another old eastern line, Erie has been handicapped by a mass of “dead wood,” which could not be dislodged with out violating sacred traditions and affilia tions. Mr. Harriman’s Incoming will fur nish an excuse for a general house clean ing and barnacle scraping. Checkered Career, During Ita checkered career Erie has many times held first place on the Wall street stage, and has performed many wonderful stunts. Old Daniel Drew was one of the firs to realize Its value as a speculative football. “Commodore” Van derbilt, founder of the mighty Vander bilt fortunes, made a plaything of Erie for many years, and frequently wrestled with Drew for control. Then Jay Gould and “Jim” Fisk took it In hand, and what they did to It was a large sufficiency. Under the Gould-Fisk management the road was looted and ravished and lefl wrecked. Since those stormy days Erie has passed through several reorganiza tions, each one (bar the latest) leaving the property worse off than before. Final ly Mr. Morgan tried his hand at the job, and for the last seven years the road has 1 been on I he upturn. Mr. James J. Hill lent his help and persuaded Mr. Under wood to leave Baltimore and Ohio to take charge of the physical reconstruction of the road. Mr. Underwood has pegged steadily along at the work, and already has almost rebuilt it. It Is in better con dition than ever before In its history, and will eventually take ank with Cen tral and Pennsylvania. Mr. Hill said to the writer three years ago that Erie would one day be worth as much dollar for dol lar as New York Central. Although an old man, Mr. Hill may live to see his prophecy fulfilled. It will not add to his pleasure, however, to see his ancient en emy, Harriman, In the saddle. Stock exchange activity in Erie, which seems to he one of the nearby certainties, will probably mark the turning of popu lar speculative attention from the high priced issues into the low-priced stocks. Most of the favorites are getting so high prices that they will soon pass Into the "fancy” class and disappear in the strong boxes of investors. The public will, per force, have to gamble In the cheap things or quit the game. Erie would be a nat ural leader in such a movement and un der the skillful direction of the Messrs. Harriman and Rogers, it will be strange if tlie requisite stimulus is not Imparted to the stock. These great financiers have always regarded it as supremely desirable to make broad and continuous markets for the properties In which they are largely Interested. Union Pacific, Southern Pa cific, St. Paul. New York Central, Amal gamated Copper and through the whole list It will he observed that everything hearing the Harriman and Rogers brand hnve enjoyed keen speculative life. There was always something doing in their prop erties. Now Erie is in line for an infus ion of speculative energy. Southern Railway. Rock Island, the Wa bashs, Kansas City, Southern. Alton, Great Western, Chesapeake and Ohio, Wisconsin Central and the junior Vander bilts are among the stocks which would be benefited by a shift in popular favor from high-priced to low-priced securities. Morgan Again, It is doubtful if Mr. Morgan ever tig urea paramountly in another colossal con struction and reorganization scheme, of the complicated and involved kind with which his name has been so often identi fied in the past. To be sure, he had the gift of dodging the hardest work in con nection with these enormous undertakings, but the responsibility rested on his shoul ders just the same, and he is at least showing the wear and tear of the stren uous life he has led in Wall street. He has aged greatly in the last two years, and no longer has the appetite for world beating deeds of high finance. He is domineering as ever, but not so dominant. His stupendous banking house is grow ing out of the promotion line, and mon and more Into conservative channels. It handles vast Interests and takes care of the affairs of thousands of clients, ranging in Importance from the billion and a half Steel trust to the administrator of a $10. 000 estate. Last year it distributed among shareholders and bondholders more than $150,0t>0.000. No nther single house In the world any where near approaches this record. Mr. Morgan can afford to lighten bis labors and take it easier during the remainder of bis sojourn in Oils value of tears. The imagination takes lively grip on every plausible story of the creation of an other trans-continental trunk line. George Gould Is at present 4.he oply magnate aside from Mr. Harriman who seems to be KLOTZ & GOLDMAN 1925 Second Avenue. Correct Clothes For Men A Word With You About Hirsh Wickwire & Co’s Tailored Rea.dy-tO'Wea.r & Clothes The fabrics in our garments are chosen for their reliability and distinct iveness of patterns. The quality . of workmanship is so much better than the ordinary, that it is practically in a class by itself. The models are duplicates of the smartest designs of the coming season. The most practical way of proving the excellence we claim for the H. W. & Co. clothes is seeing them and trying them on. We cordially invite you to call, examine and compare. We guarantee to dress you in the latest mode with the advantage of a great saving in cost. H. W. Co. Suits, $15.00 to 40.00 Overcoats and Raincoats, $15.00 to 50.00 Agents! Dunlap Hats and French Schriner IJrner Shoes actually on the verge of accomplishing the l'eat. Mr. Gould Is hard at work unit ing the dismembered sections of his zig zaggy through line, but lie may be years finishing the job. The Baltimore and Ohio-Reading extension of the Union Pa cific system is nut entirely satisfactory, but with the addition of Erie, Harriman will have a double-headed entrance int? New' York, one from the south and the other from the north and direct west. Then there is ever the possibility of an alliance between Pennsylvania and Atchi son by w'hich New York and San Fran cisco w'ould be linked. This latter deal is thought to be now quite within the lim it of performance, especially since the Harriman invasion of the eastern field. The dicker might even include a swap of Union Pacific’s holdings in Atchison for Pennsylvania’s interest in Baltimore and , Ohio. It may be safely asuined as a fact that Union Pacific and St. Paul are as good as merged. Mining Speculation. Interest in mining speculation seems to be on the increase. The wildcats are be ing neglected, but many companies ara making good in actual production and payment of dividends and splendid de velopment work. The year 1907 should break all records in the matter of yiafci of gold and copper, rising w’ell above $100, 000,uOO in gold and passing the billion pound point in copper. Scores and hun dreds of mines that have not contributed much to the grand total will be in full blast by the beginning of the new year with an immense aggregate output. A gratifying feature of mining speculation is the fact that investors are insisting on "being showm" in true Missouri stylo before putting in thoiy money. Swindlers are consequently finding pickings lean. President Oler of American Ice, Charles W. Morse, organizer and first president of the company, and Charles M. Schwab have made the big profits in the 50 point advance in "ice" during the last ninety days. They are said to have split up about $4,000,000 profits on the campaign. An amalgamation of Tennessee Coal and Iron and the Republic Steel and Iron is under way. The companies are owned by the same set of men, and no obstacles confront the promoters of the proposed union. The new corporation will have a capitalization of certainly not less than $150,000,000, and it may be considerably above that figure. It will be the Steel Trust’s most formidable rival, and will own iron otq deposits nearly ns valuable as the big corporation. At lowest compu tation. the combined holdings of Tennessee Coal and Iron and Republic repreoent 500, 000,000 tons of iron, and some experts con nected with the companies place the amount at 1,000,000,000 tons. At $t per ton, which Mr. Schwab testified was a fair valuation to put on the 700,000.000 tons owned by the Steel Trust, the John W. Gates combination has vast equities in sight. In the light of these figures the f 150,000,000 suggested as a fair price for the trust to take over the properties does riot seem unreasonable. Some hold it to be dirt cheap, compared with the basis of the "Jim’’ Hill deal. As a social event, the marriage of "Silent" SmHh may have been important, but it failed to stir or interest Wall street. "Silent" never made an impres sion on the street, except when he lined up with William Rockefeller in opposi tion to the J. Pierpont Morgan proposi tion to take over St. Paul at 200. His investments were made for him by his uncle, the late George Smith, and the only part played by "Silent" has been to leave them undisturbed, thereby paying a com pliment to the creator of his fortune and conducing to his personal comfort as well as to his financial advantage. The most sagacious act of "Silent’s" whole life was the selection of an unde. # Dr. Lyon’s PERFECT Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies the teeth and purifies tjie breath. Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Convenient for tourists. PREPARED BY J. & S'. MRS. M’KAY VERY LOW. Slight Hope Held Out for Recovery of Union Springs Woman. Union Springs, September 22.—(Special.) Mrs. A. A. McKay of this place is critically ill at her old home in Danville, Ky.# with typhoid fever. Mrs. McKay left here in June and last week her con dition was so serious as to call her hus band there. Since then a telegram has been received here that there is no longer any hope of her recovery and Miss Anna McKay left yesterday for her bedside. Mr. and Mrs. MoKay have only been married about two yea'rs. Mrl. Emma McGowan was called today from Jacksonville, Fla., on account of illness of her daughter, Miss Johnnie Mc Gowan, who far several weeks has had fever. The sad news of the death of Miss Mamie Ratley has reached the city. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Ratley, who lives near Midway. She was just budding into young womanhood and her death is lnexpressable sad. Her sis ter, Mrs. McArdle went to attend the funeral. Miss Mattie Pritchett, a bright ftnd pretty young girl, died a few days since at Enon, Ala. A negro woman. Willie Belle Johnson, yesterday shot and killed her husband on Mr. Will Stakeley‘s place, six miles from town. She told several neighbors what she had done, and skipped out. Although the sheriff has put forth diligent effort, she has not yet been captured. Yesterday little Elizabeth Wolfenden was stricken with paralysis, which af | fected her left leg. The little girl is four I years old, and today is resting easy, and | as the stroke was very slight it is hoped she will soon be well. Lake Toxaway. Lake Toxaway, N. C., September 22.— (Special.)—The unlucky number thirteen formed a combination with the "skiddo” number 23, and was responsible for the delay of a train bearing a number of resorters to Lake Toxaway until a little I child, with her bewitching, large and in nocent blue eyes and long, curly locks came to the rescue and saved the day. The delay of the train was due to the superstititon of Mrs. Charles Fielding of Atlanta, and the little child that solved the ; problem was the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Johnson of New Orleans. Members of the party had been spend ing the summer at the Franklin, at Bre vard, the gateway to the "beautiful sap phire country.” and on the day that the I hotel closed for the season the hotel cut I up posted a card bearing the worn "skid I doo” in front of the desk. As the guests I were departing, it was discovered that there were exactly tw’enty-three at the hotel at the time It closed. Capt. Hugh Williams, who fought his way to fame and the hospital in the Philippines, man ager of the hotel, prepared to bring a party into the mountains to Lake Toxa way, to spend the remainder of the sea son at the Inn. A special car had been i provided and when the train was ready to start. Mrs. Fielding prepared to leave the coach, saying she would take a later train. Captain Williams and her friends pro tested, unable to understand her action. Then some one discovered that ther4 were thirteen in the party and Mrs. Field ing had no more than acknowledged that was the reason, when she recalled that it was Friday, and declared it was also the thirteenth day of the month. Consequent ly, she would never go on that train. The bell was ringing, the conductor was impatient. Mrs. Fielding was on the lower step of the car and Manager Williams was endeavoring to induce her to re i main on board. Everyone counted the [ whole party and Mrs. Fielding’s count I was proven correct; there was no dis puting that it was Friday, but it w’as one day later than the thirteenth. While the conductor waited, one of the men rum maged through his pocket and found a calendar, proving it was the fourteenth. Still, Mrs. Fieldjng and almost every other member of the party were per turbed by there being thirteen in the party. The conductor had shouted all ' aboard for the last time and gave the I signal to start, the train by that time having been delayed nearly two minutes. Mrs. Fielding had reached the platform and another lady .was about to join her for company, when her attention was at tracted by the waving of a tiny hand from the window of a drawing-room of the coach. "Why, there's little baby Johnson!” exclaimed Mrs. Fielding. "I hadn’t thought of her. Is she old enough to count?” Everybody shouted yes and Mrs. Field ing was assisted aboard and the train sped out of Brevard on its way up the mountains. Members of the party were sw’orn to secrecy over the incident, and the hoodoo having been broaen, all ar rived hero safely. The secrecy compact was well kept, however, for It did not leak out till today. The members of the party were Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and the little baby heroine of ..ew Mrs. Field ing of Atlanta; Mrs. Sykes Mid Miss Sykes of Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. H. D. Stearns, Miss S. J. Stearns, E. J. Stearns, New Orleans; Mrs. Alston and Miss Alston of Fiatrock. N. C. Newspapers in Japan. Mary Crawford Fraser in the World's Work. In Japan there were already in 1902, 1328 newspapers, dallies and others, the high est circulation of any one paper reaching a quarter of a million. Among the lower classes one paper is read, as far as 1 have been able to observe, by tlve or six per sons. A very few of the older people can not read, but all the younger generation can. The most eager interest is taken, not only in stirring public events, but in ad ministrative measures, such as the very recent nationalization of the railways. Every newspaper posts Its daily Issue In the street, and all day long groups of readers, too poor to buy a copy, replace each other to scan the news of the day. Discussion runs high among people who are far below t'he voter’s level, though every male over 25 years of age and pay ing a direct tax of 10 yen ($5) is entitled to vote. 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