June 13, 1913

Tomorrow will be Flag Day and patriotic citizens will display flags throughout the nation. Formal observance of the day here will be under management of the Medford lodge of the Elks. Public exercises will be held at the Page Theater at 2:30 in the afternoon.

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If you got up this morning with a peculiar foreboding that something unpleasant was going to happen, if you had the bad luck to get out of bed this morning of all mornings with your left foot first, if you intended popping the question of your dreams today — beware. This is a bum day to start anything you want to have luck with, for its Friday, the thirteenth. That isn't such a rarity in itself, for there have been numerous other Friday the thirteenths in the past few years. This Friday, the thirteenth of today, however, is peculiarly potent for evil in its makeup.

Today is the only day of the present year when the third of the month will fall on a Friday. It will be at least 100 years before you will get the combination of Friday, the thirteenth, in the thirteenth year of a century, so when you write June 13, 13 today, be careful to cross your fingers.

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STAMFORD, Conn., June 13 — The death list in the rear-end collision on the main line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad here yesterday was increased to six today with the death of Gregory Humes, a New York World reporter. Five persons were instantly killed.

Although Humes was terribly injured, he ordered that the World be notified of the accident.


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