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TALK OF NEW YORK
Gossip of People and Events Told
in Interesting Manner.
Fair Estate Reported Settled ' Again
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NEW YORK. Mrs. WIHio.K. Yonder
bill, Jr., and Mrs. Herman Oelrlehs
must be breathing easier than they
have for some years If It la true, as
repotted, that their lawyers have at
Inal settled with the lust of the heirs
if the Into Mr. Charles Fair. The lat
ter was the brother of the ladles men
tioned and with them equal heirs of
the estate of the late bonanza king
uid lnlted States Senator J. 0. Fair.
It will be remenibeied that the
late Charlie Fair and his wifo were
a. Icttuis of an automobile accident in
Fiance and that after their deatha n
dispute arose as to which died first.
,lf, as Mrs. entitles Fair's relatives con
tended, the wife survived her hus
band, even by a minute's time, they
were rightful heirs of the wife's oharo
iu the husband's estate. If tho hus
band lived longer, or the same time
after the accident, Charles Fair's for
tune went to lils two sisters, Mrs.
Vanderbllt and Mrs. Oelrlehs.
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Mystery of the "Man in Black" Solved
HO 1b tho Man in Black?
That has been tho mystery of
Jr-e "Wall street boat" of the Sandy
J look Steamship lino throughout the
season. The Man in Illack has out
Wllkio Colllnaed "Tho Woman in
White." Ho hns set 300 brokers guess
ing and has kept them guessing every
morning and every afternoon as they
mado tho Journey from tho Jorsey
Khoro to the city nnd vico versa. Every
attempt that has been made to fathom
the Identity of the stranger has met
with failure. If the attendants on tho
boat have known they havo kept tho
siecrct well u.UU now. Approached
and Hpokon.to the Man in Black, as
lie has come to be known, has mum
bled Inarticulately and has walked
Who is tho Man in Mack?
Tho question hns been asked and
unanswered fully a thousand times by
the Wall street men this season. Tho
search for knowledge of the man's
identity has aroused as much Interest
even among tho holders of state
rooms as have market discussions,
j aces with passing yachts or Lawson's
advertisements. Even more.
Ho Is about CO years old, of stooped
shoulders, slight b.tlld, mouse-llko
face, furtive walk and twitching hands.
Tf The Value of Russell Sage's Estate
THE oillclal appraisal of tho estate
of Russell Sage, now on lllo In the
surrogate's office, not only discloses
the vnluo of tho property, but also
throws an Interesting light on tho ex
tent of tho call loan business for
which Mr. Sago was best known In
Tho report of the nppralser shows
that right up to the day of his death,
which occurred on July 22, 190G, Mr.
Sago's treasury was open to call to
any borrowers nnd that It was no un
usual thing for him to loan bevoral
million dollars In a day.
Tho executors, Charles W. Oaborn
and John P. Munu, on taking charge
of tho estate, found a groat many call
loans still outstanding on tho day of
Mr. Sage's death, soino of which had
been mado as far back as the begin
ning of tho year.
.Wall Street Men
THE high-class restaurants In tho
Wnll street dlstilct, which nro
patronized by brokers and bankers, re
port a decided improvement In busi
ness in tho last mouth. In tho panic
and post-panic period there was a
marked falling off In tho number of
customots who patronlzod tho restaur
ants nnd cafes of tho better class In
tho (Inauclnl section, but with tho ro
turn of prosperity trade picked up
When business Is good and commis
sions plentiful, tho broker takes a
' " Hi!,,ors mwcrs m ado no leas
than three settlements with the only
known relntlvos of Charles King, be
ing forced to succeeding urtil more fa
vorable settlements owing to renewed
reports that Mrs. Fair, as :i matter of
fact, (jut'Hvod her husband hy half an
hour. ' After tho Intent of thoo three
settlements, which was for a lelatlvoly
sninll sum. ?250,000 I have heartl, tho
slaters divided Charles Fair's estate,
probably not less than $5,000,000, be
tween them, anil tho matter was
thought to ho closed.
. Then appeared n brother of Mrs.
Fair, who was supposed to be dead,
one Fiank Preston Smith of Newark,
who proved to bo not only nllve but
kicking. Hu also demanded a settle
ment. What troubled the lawyers of
Mrs. Vanderbllt nnd Mrs. Oclrlchs was
the fact that this troublesome lost heir
had boon In Franco making independ
ent Investigation and claimed to havo
ample proof that his slater survlvod
her husband not less than -10 minutes
after both were dashed against a tree
upon being tin own from an automo
bile. No figures have been given out by
lawyers on either side as to tho
amount the sisters were compelled to
settle with the latest heir, but It Is
rumored that tho sum was large.
His at tli o Is always black, even to his
tie. A black derby la pulled down
over his eyes. As soon as the boat
that carries the Wall street men to
the city in tho mornings steams away
from tho Highlands pier tho Man In
Mack uppcara. No ono has scon him
at any of the connecting trains. No
ono has seen lilm walk down the long
wooden walk to tho landing. Yet ho Is
always on hnnd.
With his hands clasped behind him
ho walks around the boat. Now and
again ho drags out a chair and sits
down. Soon ho is up again, however,
and walking around tho decks. Ho
never looks at anyone. Ills half
closed eyes are seemingly always di
rected at a Bpot on the lloor five or
six feet ahead of him.
That ho Is not in Wnll street has
been known. That ho is not an officer
or attendant on tho boat has also
Every effort has evidently been
mado to veil tho man's identity In a
cloud of mystery. Threo weeks' ques
tioning brought no light until a dny
or so ago. It was learned then and
tho solution will settle many wagers
that have been made during the sea
son among tho Wall street crowd
that the mysterious Man in Mack Is
tho father-in-law of tho man who con
trols tho bootblack privilege on tho
Sandy Hook boats. He acts as "spot
ter" among the bootblacks on tho ves
sels and sees to It that tho boys ring
the bell twico lnstend of onco. Tho
well guarded mystery has been solved
and the Wall street commuters mny
once again take deep breaths.
A partial list of Mr. Sage's loans in
tho six months previous to his death
shows the amounts ho loaned and tho
firms that came to borrow from him.
No single loan Is for more than $950,
000. Tho total amount of these lonns,
with the interest, which the executors
called In and collected, was more than
Mr. Sage also owned largo blocks
of gilt-edged bonds nnd stocks, tho
total value of which, figured at the
market price of the day of Mr. Sago's
death, exceeded $30,000,000. Most of
these stocks and bonds are to-day
quoted at lower figures than they
would havo brought If sold at market
prices on the day that Mr. Sago passed
Summarizing tho whnlo appraisal,
tho gross personality is valued at
101,411,218 and tho gross realty at
$1,045,500, a total of $(G,336,718. Ab
told today, tho state will rccolvo
$GG7,538 from the legatees as trans
fer tax. The executors will come In
for $9!t5,G3G each, as against tho
$25,000 each left by Mr. Sago to each
of hln 2tl nephews and nieces. Mrs.
Sago's shaio of tho estate Is $G3,778,-800.
on Eull Feed Again
party of bin best customers out to
luncheon with him almost every day,
and, of courso, foots tho bills. Ho
patronizes naturally tho best lestaur
ants and his weekly bill Tor luncheons
Is considerable of an Item.
Iu bad limes, however, all this Is
changed. Where tho brokor's ofilco
was filled with customers In the boom
days, It Is now deserted and tho fow
clients on hand nro not usually In
cheerful mood. The brnkor, who sees
lila dally olllco oxponses eating heav
ily Into his capital, is in no mood to
incur additional outlay. Instead of
tho merry luncheon party, ho slips out
to tho nearcht restaurant and cats a
Now, however, cheerfulness has
supplnntcd pessimism In Wall otroot
ami broker and ofilco boy allko aio
fcel'i the effect of it. So is tho res
Copjrlttht lj Wlton rawcett.
Dr. Anita N. McGec, the American nurse who has Just been decorated by
Japan for her work In the Russo-Japanese war, Is probably the most promin
ent woman physician In the United States. During the war with Spain, Dr.
McGce had charge of the army nurse corps which che organized; In 1904, by
agreement with the Mikado's government, she took a party of nurses to Japan
where they served gratuitously for six months. It was for this work that she
has been decorated.
END OF SHIPWRECKS
SCIENTIST'S NEW METHOD TO
PREVENT SEA DISASTERS.
Dally Forecasts on Steamers by Wire
less Data Plan of German
Guest of Secretary of
New York. Shipwrecks nt sea-are
unnecessary, according to Dr. Peter
Polls, a German meteorologist, who ar
rived hero tho other day as a repre
sentative of tho German government
to consult with the American depart
ment of agriculture.
The Gormnn visitor, who wns ac
companied by Ills wife, has inaugu
rated a system of interchangeable
wireless weather reports among trans
Atlantic ships whereby an oillclal
weather map is to bo issued aboard
every cross-sea liner every day, giv
ing weather forecasts up to 3G hours,
by means of which ships enn be
warned in time to prepare for any
kind of a storm. In the enso of
smaller vessels coming over tho
Grand Banks, tho forecast can bo sent
far enough ahead to permit them to
tako refuge nt St. Johns or Halifax.
Dr. Polls, who is director of the
Ockcn meteorological observatory,
was in communication every day dur
ing tho trip across tho ocean with both
continents by wireless through ships
that were passing between his vessel
and either shore.
Iu this way ho got tho latest infor
mation as to the weather and wns
SEES RIVER FOREST
BOTTOM OF MISSISSIPPI STREWN
WITH LOGS AND LUMBER.
Professional Diver Declares Bed of
River Is Like a Dense Thicket
Firm Planning to Dredge
Ilurlington, In. Tho professional
diver, Eugene Ferris, who has been
searching tho bottom of tho river In
front of Burlington for a missing pin
poller wheel, has encountered much
difficulty in gaining a solid footing on
tho bed of tho river. Ho Btates thnt
the sand and mud forming tho bottom
is so thickly strewn with logs nnd lum
ber that It Is almost llko trying to
tread a denso thicket to mnke his way
about, and thoro is no solid ground to
walk upon. Ho snya the logs and lum
ber stick up In all directions anil are
wedged in among each other so tight
ly that it is impossible to push them
Tho report of Diver Ferris cor
roborates that of other divers here
and clsowlicru that tho bed of the Mis
sissippi river is a forest of logs and
lumber that havo accumulated dur
ing tho long years of lumber and log
rafting on tho upper river. It Is stated
that tho Chlppown nnd other tribu
taries of tho Mississippi In tho north
down which most of tho lumber hns
been rafted, Is donsoly sown with lost
lumber, and tho proposition has been
mado that companies bo formed to re
cover tho timber.
In tho j.resont day of falling of the
lumber supply It is thought that now
burled In tho mud of tho liver bed is
immensely valuable, and at leabt ono
firm is Bald to bo contemplating a sys
tematic dredging for it. It is well-
able to give particulars to approaching
craft. At all hours, day nnd night, he
hnd a radius of 1,000 kilometers cov
ered by the Kalseiin wireless in send
ing weather bulletins.
Dr. Polls will go to Washington to
try to Induce the weather bureau to
use uumcials instead of words in its
wireless code system. All nations ex
cept America use numerals, the objec
tion to the use of code words, par
ticularly those ending lu "lug," being
that they arc confusing and more dif
ficult to decipher.
During his voyage the Cicrmnn
weather expert, by kites flown from
the deck, took features of tho heavens
dally, but on tho third day the kite
got away and wns traveling Europe
ward nt the rate of about 30 miles an
hour when last seen.
The hist direct shore-to-shlp mes
sage which the German forecaster re
ceived was at a distance of about
Twice a day tho temperature,
barometer, force of wind nnd dlioction
of the air were taken by Dr. Polls
and recorded in a map which he dis
played on the bulletin board of the
Ills weather warnings were sent to
the Arable, I.usltanla, La Snvolc and
aeveial other vessels going and com
ing. "Dangers of collision in fogs, the
unheralded nppiflach of a storm nnd
consequent danger to llfo and prop
erty," said Dr. Polls, "will be elimina
ted on the ocean when my plan of
dully weather reports Is perfected."
known that lumber under water pre
serves its Integrity, and after many
years conies out perfectly free from
decay. All that Is needed Is to tnko
It out, pile It up and dry It, when It
becomes tho best of lumber.
In the olden days, when lumber was
plentiful and thero wns no thought
of a scarcity in timber, tho rafters
wero very careless about their cargoes,
and the loss of a thousand logs more
or less did not bother them much.
Lunibor nnd logs, especially If green,
soon become water-logged and sink to
the bottom of the stream, whore they
become Imbedded lu tho mud and
sand, sometimes forming dangerous
snags to tear out tho bottom of pass
THE GONDOLA OF VENICE
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The gondola Is the ordinary passenger boat used In the canals of Venice.
An ordinary gondola Is 30 feet long and four or five feet wide, Is flat-bottomed,
making the draught light. In accordance with mediaeval regulation, gondolas
are painted black. The gondolier stands cect, with his faco toward the bow,
and propels the boat with a forward stroke, making his way through the nar
row and often crowded canals with amazlnp dexterity.
ing vessels. It will ho one of the taskn
of tho government, when constructing,
the proponed six-foot channel iu tho
upper Mississippi, to clear tho river
bed of this material. And it is pos
slblo when the work begins tmlvngo
companies will be formed to lake over
the plunks mid logs fished up by tho
GOLD FEVER LURES BOYS.
Parents Hunt for Three Newsies Walk
ing to Nevada.
Philadelphia. Attracted by tho be
lief that gold may bo had for tho ask
ing In Nevada, threo hoys left their
homes Iu thl'i elty Tor tho gold fields
and aro being looked for by tho poHc.e.
I.awienco Nolfert, ngo 15, of 732 South
Twentieth street; Maxwell ltienatook,
a,:e 1G. of 231 Nniih Ninth street, nnd
Jacob Jelborn, 10 yearn old, of 1510
Smith Sixteenth street, nro tho youth
ful udvontuiors for news of whoso
whereabouts their parents have asked
For some time the boys havo been
in the habit of visiting an old miner
who Uvea in tho southern part of the
elty, and from him they heard tnles of
the mines that excited their Imagina
tions. Preparations for tho trip wero
begun six mouths ngo, when the hoys
started to save the money they earned
by selling newspapers. They planned
to walk tho entire distance, stopping
In several of tho large cities on tho
way to replenish their funds by dolus
The pollen have learned that they
wen seen lu Nonistown nnd aio now
supposed to bo In Bending, whoro the
authorities have been notified to ap
NO. 13 CUTS BIG FIGURE.
Unlucky Numeral Runs Clear Through
Real Estate Deal.
Spokane, Wash. One of tho ntrnng
'st coincidences In the history of real
estato dealers In Spokane bus Just be
come a matter of recoid In tho olfico
ol the auditor of Spokane county.
Thirteen Is prominent throughout
the transaction, hut E. Frnnk Lnthrop,
who has 13 letters In his name, laughs
superstition to scorn, lie bought lot
13 lu block 13 of Thirteenth avenue of
Spark brothers, a real estato broker
ago firm, with 13 letters In Its incor
porated nnme, for $513, on tho after
noon of August 13. Tho property Is In
un addition legally registered ap
Woodlawn place, also containing 13
Knii G. Mnlmgren of the firm of Cut
ter & Malmgron, architects, who uses
13 letters In 'signing his namo, pre
pared the plans for n bungalow, now
under construction, which will cost Mr.
Lnthrop $1,300. Edwin C. Edwards of
Spokane, enndldnto for lieutenant gov
ernor of Washington on tho Democrat
ic ticket, who also has 13 letters In
his name, has received $13 premium
for nn insurance policy on tho house,
which, nccordlng to contract, will bo
ready for occupancy September 13.
George MacLean, with 13 loiters In
his name, Is tho builder. Mr. Lnthrop
Is employed as bill clerk by the Holloy
Mason Co., ulso composed of 13 let
ters. SEA SOLID WITH CRABS.
Hundreds of Thousands Encountered
South of Cape Henry.
Philadelphia. To sail through a soa
of crabs Is by no means an everyday
occurionce, yet the record of such nn
experience Is written upon tho log
book of the steamship Cnpt. Bennett,
which arrived hero from Jamaica.
The Cnpt. Bennett was snillng Just
south of Capo Henry when she ran
Into the live sea. Hundreds of thou
sands of crabs, sonio ilontlng singly,
others collected In Immense mnsses,
swarmed around tho ship. There was
no double iu scooping them up by
buckctfuls, tho sailors say, nnd Cnpt,
Ol.seu nnd his men had their fill of
crabs, prepared by the ship's "doctor."
It la thought that tho crab3 weio
carried out to sea by recent storms
from Chcsnpeako bay nnd wero unnblo
to return to their accustomed water?,'
Heavy-weight Can Walk.
York, Pa. To win a new lint. Miss
Marjoilo Stiibblns, asslstnnt cook nt
tho Ebner enfo here, who wolglis more
than 200 pounds, accomplished tho feat
of walking II miles, from York to
Wiightsvlllc, In two hours nnd 45 min
utes. In splto of the unusual exertion
slio experienced llttlo fatigue.
SfH1'WTG m ra
liUVIi-s,;.' u 'Mm
TEN YEARS OF BACKACHE.
Thousands of Women Suffer In tho
Mrs. Tims. Dunn, 153 Vino St.,
Columbus, Ohio, onys: "For moro
than ton yenrB I wnn
In misery with back
ncho. Tho simplest
exhausted mo, I had
ffiflfyrrSP tlon, was nervous and
V orof.vffiA 1 ruiuJivu jivtiuuviuu tiuti
dizzy spells. After
theso years of pnln I wan despairing1
of ever being cured when Donn's Kid
ney Pills enmo to my notice nnd their
use brought quick relief and n perma
nent cure. I ntu very grateful."
Kohl by nil dealers, 50 oetits a box.
Foster-Mllhurn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
BATHING AN INDIAfTlDOL.
Curious Ceremony Attended by Thou
sands of Deyo.ut Pilgrims.
Thousands of pilgrims from tho va
rious outlying villages and othor parts
of the llooghly district poured In from
nn early hour In tho morning' to the
temples of Jngornnth, says tho Cal
cutta Statesman. I
Tho Imago of tho god is placed on
a conspicuous part of tho temple, so
that It can bo viewed at an advantngo .
by tho Imnienao crowd of pilgrims,
and there nt a certain fixed hour tho
bathing ceremony commences.
Tho most curious pnrt of tho festi
val Is that water Is not poured on tho
Imago of the god until a certain small
bird Is found sitting on tho topmost
banner of tho templo. Thero Is a pop
ular belief that tho bird comes from
Purl, tho famous place of Hindu pilgrim
ngo, to Malleoli on tho day of this
festival, and his very prosenco Is an
Indication that tho ceremony should
commence. Immediately after tbo
bath the bird disappears. '
Karl Pnpa, I suppoao tho soldiers
Jinvo to learn to at nnd on ono leg bo
cause they might have ono foot shot
Dff In war.
When the Minister Scored.
A country clergyman, whllo recently
advocating the support of a charitable
object, prefaced tho circulation of the
plato with tho following nddrcssri
"From tho grent sympathy I havo wit-,
ncssed in your countenances, thero is.
only ono thing 1 am afraid of that
Bomo of you may feel inclined to glvo:
too much. Now, It Is my duty to in
form you that Justlco should always
ho a prlmo vlrtuo to genoroslty;
thcrofore, I wish to hnvo It thoroughly,
understood that no person will think
of putting nnythlng on tho plato who
cannot pay his debts." Tho result was
un overflowing collection.
Tho Sign of Power.
It Is tbo greatest manifestation ot
power to bo calm. It is easy to bo
active. Let tho rclm go, and tho
horsc3 will drng you down. Anyone-,
can do that; but ho who can stop tho
plunging horses is tho strong man.'
Which requires tho greater strength
lotting go, or restraining? Tho calm
man Is not tho man who is dull. You
must not mlstnko calmness for dull
ness or laziness. . . . Activity Is
tho manifestation of tho lower
strength, calmness of tho superior
strength. Swam! Vlvekannanda.
"THE PALE GIRL."
Did Not Know Coffee Wan tho Causo.
In cold weather somo peoplo think
n cup of hot coffee- good to help keep
warm. So It is for n short tlmo but
tho drug caffeine acts on tho henrtj
to weaken tho circulation and tho re-,
action Is to causo moro chilliness. '
Thero is a hot wholcsomo drink
which a Dak. girl found after a time,'
makes tho blood warm and tho heart
"Having lived for flvo yeara In N.
Dak., I havo used considerable coffeo
owing to tho cold cllmnto. As n re
Biilt I had a dull hoadacho regularly,)
suffered from indigestion, and hnd no
'llfo' in mo.
"I was known ns 'tho palo girl anil
peoplo thought I was Just weakly.
After a tlmo I had heart troublo and
becamo very nervous, never knew
what it was to bo real woll. Took med
Iclno but it never Bcemcd to do any(
"SInco being mnrrlod my husband
and I both havo thought coffeo wa3
harming us and wo would quit, only to
begin again, although wo felt it wa3
tho snmo an poison to us.
"Then wo got somo Postum. Well,
tho effect was really wonderful. My
complexion is clear now, hendacho
gone, and I havo n great deal of en
orgy I had novor known whllo drink
"I haven't been troubled with indi
gestion slnco using Postum, am not'
nervous, nnd need no inedlclno. Wo'
havo a llttlo girl and boy who both
lovo Postum and thrlvo on it and
"Thero's a Reason."
Namo given by Postum Co., Battlo.
Creek, Mich. Road, "Tho Road to Woll-j
vlllo," In pkgo.
Ever read tho above letter? A new
ono appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
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