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-/ tHE WASHINGTON POST: SUNDAY, MAKCH- 3, TTbe TKO.a0bin0ton post. publication Office ; Pennsylvania Avenue, near Fourteenth street. ttertna of Subscription. t« currier m Tfflaabinaton ant to jo 20 SB «S J6 oo 7*50 50 70 Daily, Sunday Included, one month Daily, Sunday included, one week Pally, Sunday excepted, one month t»Uy, Sunday excepted, one week St /Ball, faiuae prcpsfb. Daily, Sunday excepted, one year Dally, Sunday included, one year D»ily, Sunday excepted, one month Daily, Sunday included, ode month Bnnctay, one year , .............. ...., Remittances should be made by drafts, checks, post-office orders, registered letters, or expret» order*, payable to ini30bin0ton poat Co., . C. Kmered at *h« ptbt-otfice at Wahlngton, R. , ·« icconil-clau mall master Now York Oftte. Flatlron BulUloc PAUL BLOCK klan«xtr. Chicago OBc0, Uulv Bulldlne. PACT, BLO0K Uinag«r SUNDAY, MARCH 3. 1907. BVTTLE-SHIP CONSTRUCTION. The methods of the United States and Japan in const meting battle ships furnish a little food for thought. The UniteX States battle ship Nebraska was authorized In 1900. and her keel was laid in M02 She Is not yet completed, and no one knows when imp will be placed In commission When Congress made the appropriation for the Nebraska, the plans contemplated a thoroughly up-to-date \ essel. After the lapse of seven yearsv during which time naval construction has made rapid progress, the plans of the Nebraska begin to take ok a venerable aspect, a calm and moss-grown antiquity more appropriate to a temple of peace than to an engine of destruction Japan planned the battle ship Satsuma after the Nebraska had reached a respectable old age. The* Satsuma was built at Yokosuka near Yokohama^ In a government shipyard. Her keel was laid on May 15. 1905, and she was launched on November 15, 1906, eighteen months later. The Satsuma Is the world's largest battle ship. She is 1,000 tons greater in displacement than the British Dreadnought She has a speed of 20 6 knots as compared with the 21 knots of the Dreadnought. She has a main battery of four 12-Inch and ten 10-Inch guns, while tha Dreadnought has ten 12-inch guns Whether the Satsuma or the Dreadnought would be- more powerful In action would depend entlrelv upon the skill employed. The Japanese have recently shown their great ability in handling war ships. Five years ago It would have appeared absurd to predict that Japan by 1907 would have the largest battle ship in the world, built In her own dockyard,, and crmed with 10 and 12 Inon guns 45 calibers in length, v manufactured in Japan What may be expected in the rext five vears' It is vaguely reported that Japan Is at work constructing several cruisers of the largest type ever evolved The United Statcsjs planning to add to Its navy two battle ships of the Dreadnought and Satsuma type. The plans for these vessels have been completed. Congress has appropriated the money, and the way is open for prompt construction. It is for the Navy Department to decide whether these battle ships shall b^ turned out while they are still the fine»t examples of modern naval architecture, or whether they shall reach completion sev««n or eight ^vears hence, after England, Germany, France, Russia, Japan, and even Brazil, have added Dreadnoughts ?nd Sataumas to their fleets THE KM OX BOOM. The mention of the name of the Hon Philander C Knox in connection with the Presidency and the complimentary remarks of the press as to Senator Knox's fitness and availability may mean muc'i more than mere idle speculation. The most significant- feature of this high com- pllment to the Senator from Pennsylvania Is the universal acknowledgment that he 's possessed of the character and ability required of a President. The purity of his private life, his high sense of honor and personal dignity, his even temperament, his extraordinary mental grasp ana capacity, and the wide range of his, experience are qualifies which command the respect and confidence of his countrymen, and give great weight to the suggestion that he should be considered among those who are qualified to appear before the next Republican National Convention. Senator Knox Is understood to have waved aside the suggestion that he should be Included among Presidential candidates He is not suspected by any one to be afflicted with the ambition to be President, and it IB possible that the enthusiasm of his friends is an embarrassment to him. The fact remains, however, that In many ways he is admirably qualified for the great office. As the inexorable process of selection and elimination continues. It is by no means Improbable that Mr. Knox'e fitness and availability will be more strongly Impressed upon hla party and the country. The State of Pennsylvania has furnished only one President of the United States. In spite of the disinclination of Senator Knox to be considered a candidate for the office, and in spite of the greater prominence of a few other mew of other States, it should not be a cause of astonishment if events should bring about the nomination of Philander C. Knox, of Pennsylvania. SWINDLING IN ENGLISH HIGH LIFE. Close upon the heels of sundry very outspoken lectured In the British press, credited to high financial authority, in regard to the flagrant misdeeds of Amorl- (an DfQmoters and 1 hankers and the dishonesty which has become general in the management of our business institutions, comes an account of high finance In London, high odorlferously, and car- tied on in hlgrti» circles Royalty itself Is said to be Involved, and a large sprlnk- llns of Its Immediate entourage to have been so hard hit that a prospective holi- dav Is looked forward to as a period of gloom and fasting. Every delegation that has come to -us ond returned to guide and enlighten the Pritlsh public by what they learned here, vls'ting literary men and clergymen, spaper correspondents and travelers, while admitting in their reports and various communications to the press that tho\ found some things here to commend, and others not calling for complete damnation, have united In scoring and scourging us for our avid, engrossing, and unscrupulous pursuit of the almighty dollar, and all with -an air of very superior vlr.tue. implying that such a thing as solicitude In regard to pounds, shillings, nnd pence was something rare, indeed, on British soil, and that e*en when an object otf pursuit they are followed with an air of decorous lassitude nnd Indifference and 1 always along altru- Istlp lines and with, strictest regard to "Taw and morals An English Journal of ipcent date sa^s: "There are no tender Influences in cold America Every one is busy making money. The younster has no Dick Whittlngton dreams, as he Is taught to understand that public offices are gained by fraud and bribery and life Is just a scramble for dollars.' An* "Vet here are a large number of thejvery elect so eager to flir their pock- etsi that they have not only advanced their money, but lent their names in such a way as to mislead and victimize multitudes of less select outsiders, also eager to get rich quick, to a perfectly commonplace and often exposed swindle. Shares of stock In a Siberian mine that never "existed, started at to, were sold up to Ko, when the burst came. Rich and experienced bankers, as well as whole ranks of swells and a numerous train of poor investors, lured by distinguished names, were heavy losers. Now we can return to "bur British brethren a dose or two of the correctives they have bef n so generously, and doubt- les* wUh swch wholly benevolent Intentions, administering to us, somewhat in this wise- Many British investments look alluring, but should be regarded with, the utmost caution, not to say suspicion. In the headlong rush to get rich on the other side men of position and title sell their names to rascally promoters for an allotment of shares, which they fasten to dispose of, and even when acting for them- seKea are not Infrequently blinded by haste to get rltib, misled and Imposed upon by schemes so plainly fraudulent that they should have aroused the suspicion of the merest tyro In finance. There Is a great deal to admire in Eng- la,nd, and much that we like, and it is a I:WSPAPLR( pit* that a people-capable of pr 't fh'-«-s should -give themselves up to ^ c 1 - ^5- mg to an extent that carno*- -^ ic- garded as a blot on the nationj "har- acter -Our cousins should not lose s ght of the higher things ot- the spirit Let u» nrey. TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. There Is held UD for some unknown reason an Important measure, vital to the people of this city. It Is the bill to compel the burning of anthracite coal or some other smokeless fuel in the locomotives entering Washington. It has for its aim cleanliness and health It has passed one branch of Congress. It has been seized by the throat in the upper chamber apparently by one man, who for some inscrutable purpose Interrupts Its passage. Now, Mr President, the people of this goodly"town x are in a sense the wards of the nation. They are divorced by consent, maybe, from representation in legislative halls. They need a crutch to lean on. Tb,e one provided falls to support In their name, in the interest of the health of the people. In the desire to make this town the City Beautiful of all tne world. The Poat makes a direct appeal to you. You, Mr. President, we look upon and esteem as the most distinguished citizen here. We hope you may always be one of us. We know, amid the busy cares of your distinguished office, that -wrongs needing redress escape your watchful eye. For this reason, while there Is yet time tt remove the stumbling 1 block, w make the appeal direct to you. Trot out the big stick Use It! You may not need to use it: only trot it out. But do get it In action and use it If need be. CRUELTY TO CONVICTS. "Jersey justice" does not snow up advantageously at short range, according to a petition sent by a, former convict to the legislature at Trenton against the solitary confinement of prisoners in disease-breeding dungeons. He says: "I have seen men after a week of confinement so weakened and half-blinded that they had to be assisted in their walk to the prison center, where their handcuffs were removed A orisoner is handcuffed during the whole time he is in the dungeon. He receives a diet of bread and water only. There must be recognized a danger in this torture, or why should the prison -physician visit the dungeon inmates twice dally?*' It would be easily possible to control the most insubordinate prisoner without subjecting him to such treatment aa that A State, In inflicting unnecessary suffering on a convict, bee comes a. criminal Itself under the moral law. But abominably bad as that showing -is, it Is not to be compared on the score of cruelty with practices that are tolerated In the penitentiaries of a number of other States. Fenaloglcal reform Is greatly needed In many States, and the national government might well lead off In tho eood work. THE LIMIT (Of ABSURDITY. Some people would be Inclined to think that Joseph W. Bailey Is fortunate in his enemies. This Mr Cocke, who led the charge against him in the Texas legislature and was disastrously o\erthrown, has proposed a most extraordinary measure for the deliberation of his fellow- solons at Austin. He would put a patch on the Constitution of the United States by providing additional qualifications for a Senator or Representative in Congress. He would require the two Senators and sixteen members from Texas to file an itemized certificate of honesty with the secretary of state of Texas covering every financial transaction to which they had been a party and reciting every species of property over which they exercise ownership, entirely or in part Also their debts and their bases Under the old system accused were held to be Innocent until their guilt was established in a court of competent jurisdiction. That is to be changed, the rule of some of the Latin peoples substituted, and -a Senator or Representative from Texas Is to be held a rascal until he makes it clear to the State authorities that he is an honest man. Suppose you applied that to woman' Every daughter of Eve would bo excluded from decent society until her chastity became matter of official record. This nonsense is in the name of the "peepui," though It is a. flagrant insult to every constituency in Texas. What is if Simply this, that no Congressional district in Texas can be relied on to elect an honest man to Congress Again, what high-minded man, fit to be a Senator or member, would subject himself to the humiliation of establishing his honor and honesty by any such methods as are here svrg^estPl' What are honor and honesty i worth that have to be thus watche-l' 1 -The thing Is not without Its amusing s'de It drives a Texas steer through the Constitution of the United States, in that it recognizes the authority of the State of Texas to declare » «£8t in the UniteJ gnt=s SiT»»-' or House of Represents'! con 3ded i * i branches - -If Texas wished t-( * nr^cf this Congress b a set of scanps, 3ne could not more' easily accomplish It than to put Ir execution this a*-svrl scheme No man with a particle \f self-respect would accept a seat In either House under such conditions, and It would take but a few months for the Texas contingent In Washington to be the limit DENUNCIATION OP REVIVALS. Denunciation of religious revivals by ·a pastor in his pulpit was the unique entertainment which the Rev. Fred Alban Weil, of the Third Unitarian Church, in Chicago, offered to his congregation last Sunday According to the Chicago Chronicle, a prominent Republican journal that pays much at£en- tlon to religious matters, the Rev. Weil was extremely scathing In his remarks "Chicago," he said, "Is" in the Jhroes of an explosive emotionalism. Let us have emotion," he said, "but not a kind of drunken frenzy deliberately contrived.' He had much more to say about "on* due excitement," "tremendous pressure," "hypnotic state." and "physical and mental harm " "The, 'saved,' " he said, "follow their leader as cattle in the stock yards follow the. trained animal that is used to help on the slaughter." The Chronicle Is inclined to" question the accuracy of that statement. It declares that "If there has been any 'explosive emotionalism' in religious meetings in Chicago lately. It has^not been reported and published " Great differences of opinion and corresponding differences of action exist among the churches on the question of revivals. In many churches special efforts are put forth on more or less frequent occasions \o work up a deep Interest In spiritual affairs While many of the conversions reported as results of these efforts do not prove to be genuine, many others are genuine reforms, changes of character and habits that last till life ends It is not believable that any great Injury results to those who backslide, for they are not worse than they were before they started on the new course " 'Twere better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" The coarse criticism by Mr. Weil, his sneers at "the saved," and his stock-yards allusion were In execrable taste, -.to say the least. So long as revival meetings are so conducted as not to disturb the people of the vicinage we cannot see any reason why they should be treated with contemptuous vituperation. A statistician asserts,that the average woman carries from forty to sixty miles of hair on her head. But that Isn't a circumstance to the notions she carries in her head. SOW WES. EDDY'S ONLY CHILD. -- t lor Years -- Hei Last Interview with Reporters. From the New York Times George Washington Glover, who appears as plaintiff Jn the suit, la Mrs. Eddy's only child In December, 1843, when Mrs. Eddy was twenty -two years old, she was married to George Washington Glover, who had been a companion of her eldest brother, Samuel Baker. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs Glover went to Wilmington, N C . where Mr. Glover could obtain high wages as a bricklayer. Six months afterward he died of yellow fever, and Mrs Glover returned to her father's home at Tilton, N H., where, foue months later, the son was born It is stated that Mrs. Eddy gave up this son when he was a baby, but Mrs Eddy has denied this In one of her writings she declared that the boy was taken away from her just before her father married a second time, and that She remarried In order to get him back. The family which cared for him, she said, told him that she was dead and took him to the Middle West. She never saw him until he was thirty-four years old and had a wife and two children. Another version has it that George Glover and his mother resided In the same town and at times In the same vicinity for thirteen years. After living with an aunt for |a long time, George Glover went to live wUh a Miss Mahala Sanborn, who became very much attached* to him. · She became the wife of Russell Cheney, and they took the boy to live wJth them. In. 1857 they removed to Enterprise, Minn., where young. Glover enlisted for the- civil war. He was wounded at Shlloh, became, a United States marshal, then a miner, and finally went to live at Lead, 9. Dak. Glover More In sorrow than in anger, on the eve of the adjournment of Congress, we call attention to the fact that Messrs Bede and Cushman during this session have sadly neglected the comic supplement of the Congressional Record "Democracy is on trial for its life," says Senator La Pollette. Well, In its c^ase emotional Insanity ought to prove a pretty good plea. Now that Missouri has Informed us how her name should be pronounced, we are going to show Missouri that we will pronounce It Just as we please. If a comet ever does undertake to bump Into the earth, it will serv^ It just right If it hits Chicago and gets itself all mussed up. St. Louis policemen are under strict orders to keep their coats buttoned up- at all times With so many pickpockets in St.' Louis all the time, this looks like a wise precaution An Illinois legislator wants to compel the railroad companies to provide cars with trap doors in the roof as an avenue of escape In case of wreck. That would also be a good-/way to escape from the porter. Contractor Oliver is still insisting that the "square deal" he got from the administration had the corners chipped off. Three hundred-years from now, says a German scientist, water will be worth fifteen cents a. drink About that time most of us will be in luck to have the fifteen cents, or to be where water can be had for love or money. In her latest book, Mary Wllkins Freeman speaks of a woman whose mouth was tightly closed, "indicative both of dec- sion of character and pain." How it must have hurt the poor woman. Spain's charge that the Cubans paid United States Congressmen tOT.OOO.liilO to declare war on Spain Is ridiculous, for every one knows that war was declared simply because Mr. Sulzer insisted on it. Mr. Fish is now clamoring for a chance to go on the stand ana deny Mr. Harriman's charges. Get the hook! A negro laborer In a Virgin!^ quarry whd was engaged in thawing put dynamite notlped that the stuff had caugM fire, and promptly stamped oh it to put it out. The surrounding neighborhood was also put out by what followed "Genius needs good r healthy exercise," says William Dean Howells. And, the government needs a few good, 'healthy geniuses in Ihe Panama Canal Zone. One writer speaks of Evelyn Thaw as a "breadwinner," but by this time Mr. Jerome must admit that she "takes the cake." If-. Hairimar told, the Interstate Commerce Commission that when he wanted another railroad he just took the money and bought it. That disposes of the theory that he shakeb them out of his hat. Of rourse, when Prof. Wllev announced that "old whisky Is best,*' he meant thit any old whisky Is eood. The meat-Inspection law may be to bltm? for tile automobile's failure 'to bring about that threatened falling off n the number of horses in this countiy. Indianapolis la preparing a recept'on for Vice President Fairbanks on March f, ard every numorlst in the country Is already looking o\er his assortment of refrigerator jokes. According to the American consul at Kobe, Japan 's still heavily overstocked with American canned goods bought aur- Ing her war with Russia. Possibly that's what Is making Tapnn so irritable In New Mexico an alleged gold mine has turned out to be nothing more than a natu'al cave, with no gold in It. Still, that's some better than the gold mine that exists only on stock certificates. If Ma-k Twain's white dress suit Is talked about as long as Dr. Mary Walker's trousers, he will never hear the last of It. "The thing for tfce wage "earner to do is to go out and get rich himself," says tne Chicago Socialist. Great idea! Strange we never thought of that before. After the adjournment our Congressmen will not be in such a hurry to pass bills. Especially the tens and twenties. The disgruntled person who made divers? and sundry remarks when compelled to shovel snow off the walk this winter will soon be biting oft chunks of language* every time rain, causes the postponement of a baseball game. met his mother in 1«78. Christian Scientist. He Is not a Last October It was reported that Mrs Eddy was dying of cancer, and that she was under the domination of Calvin A. Frye, who acts as her secretary and coachman, and that Mrs. Parmelia JU Leonard, of Brooklyn, Impersonated the leader of the Christian Scientists before the public. It was stated that Mrs. Leonard, and not Mrs. Eddy, drove through the streets of Concord In a carriage wrtn Frye on the box. It was also declared that Mrs. Eddy was visited daily by a Boston cancer specialist and that he was secretly treating her. The Times sent a correspondent to Mrs Eddy's home in Concord to investigate these assertions and interview her. With a small party of men, representing other newspapers, he was permitted to enter Pleasant "View under the guard of members of the house. H Cornell Wilson; head of the publication department of the Christian Scientists, prepared a list of three brief questions, and would not permit any others to be asked. These carefully prepared questions were decided on fully an hour before the reporters saw Mrs. Eddy. After the newspaper men had awaited Mrs. Eddy for a long time, she suddenly appeared before them attired for tier drive. The gown was costly. Her hat was-, berlbboned and bore white plumes. So extravagantly overdressed was she that she would have attracted attention anywhere, and although her hands shook with palsy, she was so rouged that she appeared to have tne complexion of a young girl She appeared to be petulant, Impatient and fussy, but entirely dependent on Frye, who, In a footman's livery, stood beside her while she answered the questions. All those who surrounded her endeavored to keep the reporters at a distance, and when Mrs Eddy had answered the prepared questions in a low and somewhat Indistinct voice she was immediately escorted to her carriage, and after the robes had been carefully tucked around her was whisked away. The Impression gained by those who saw Mr. Eddy was that while she might be in as perfect health as a woman of her years could be, she was in her second childhood, and was entirely dependent on the stronger minds of the more youthful persons who formed* her household. de Tuyll having emigrated from the Netherlands to England at the time when the Bonapartes took possession of Holland, in the early part of the nineteenth century.·* It may be remembered that the present Duchess of Beaufort, 1 «. singularly fascinating and beautiful woman^ was, at the time of her marriage to the duke, the widow of Baron Carlti de Tuyll, and uncle of Lady Sheffield. Wedded a Circus Rider. Many people here will recall Prince Hugo von Hohenlohe, younger brother of the Duke of Ujest, and who spent a couple of years in this country, as an unpaid clerk of the German-American banklng- TWO MILLION DOLLARS. W J L in New York World. A little matter of 12,000,000 doesn't amount to much one way or the other -- E H, Harrlman. Prom a Hampton (Va) Dispatch. ' Only »2,0(».000! Merely a wisp of hay To stop up the crack In a window. To keep the wind away, Certainly not worth counting, A paltry little sum That isn't enough to distinguish ' A. well-to-do from a bum, Only -(2,000,00ft! A measly, miserable wad That wouldn't" pay for the water In a good*, Kentucky tod; Simply a sign of the spirit To moisten the thirsty tongue; (Merely a fleeting nothing More than a smelt at the bung. Only J2,0(X,000! Homes for a. thousand or more, Or clothes for two hundred thousand, Or food for a million poor. Only J2,000,000! Gee! what a little stack, When you come to learn Of the limitless yearn Of a Harrlmanlac! Painted Uncle Joe's Picture. From the New York Herald. Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of-the House of -Representatives, had his portrait painted on a commission given to the artist fr" John W. Gates. The painting, which is an excellent likeness, is displayed in (he store of M. Co , In Fifth avenue. The artist is Harry Franklin Waltman, ^who has -minted the pictures of many public men. The portrait represents the Speaker in a characteristic pose, and his predominating expressibn is one of good nature. Its Inspiration came one day last August, when a delegation waited on the Speaker to ask him to be a candidate for President of the United States. Mr. Waltman, after considerable- persuasion, had induced Mr. Cannon to pose after he went to the Speaker's home in Danville, 111., and declined to go away~even after the statesman said he had no time fof such things. The artist said he would bring; his canvas the next day and go to work, and he SUICIDE BUBEATT BUST. Many lien and Women Seek Aid of Salvation Army's Hew Department. j From the New York Times \ There were many callers yesterday at GA VE UP TITLE WED CIRCUS^RIDER. Sir Berkeley Sheffield, whff has just been elected member,of Parliament far. ,,. TM Lincolnshire on the 'PnlonlBt ticket, de- ' the'saiWtion Army suldde"bnreM,~wmch featlng the Hon. Ivor Guest, who oflt- [was opened on the eighth floor of the ciated as best man on the occasion of [afmy's building- at 120 West Fourteenth the wedding In .New York of the Duke ot ' ' ~ ' Marlborough wJth^Mlss Consuelo Vanderbilt. Is a nephew of that George Sheffield who was theS ^Hief lieutenant and alter ego of Lord Lyons, at Washington and ; in Paris. Sic Berkeley is a descendant, though with a bar sinister in the escutcheon, of that-ancient family of Sheffield, which held the Earldom of Mulgrave and the Dukedom of Normandy many years before the titles ot_Mulgrave and of Normandy were bestowed upon the house of Phlpps, to which they now belong. On the death of the secondi street The department for_Tnen was In charge of Col,' Holland, and that for Women In charge of Brig. Emma Bovil. Many of the visitors yesterday were plainly only the usual Deckers of financial, aid, but at night those in charge figured that at least six genuine cases had been brought to their atte-itlon. The first visitor "Was a woman who carried a .roll of music She came to New York from' a Pennsylvania city four weeks ago to get on the stage, but had failed because of he.- lameness Th» money she brought had been spent for board and m fees to pel sons who promised to get her stage engagements. "Every one of the theatrical agents I met," she said, Sheffield DHke of Normanby. In 1735. thp 1 dukedom and the minor honors became J*"^*. °""j t naa a good. ,~---, -- --*-extinct, and the estates all.passed to his i wouia prevent me from ever appearing Illegitimate brother, who, in accordance on the stage. Last nlght^I concluded to "told me that while I fact that I Kmped with his testamentary dispositions and with those Qf the first duke, assumed the name and arms of the Sheffield family and was created a baronet. Normanby Park, the family seat of Sir Berkeley, "Is about an hour's distance from Doncaster, and 'although the housa is only a little oVer 100 years old, having been bu,llt on the site of the fine old Henry VII mansion, which was the ancestral home of the Shefileld dukes of Xormanby, it Is -full of art treasures of great historic value, centuries old, while most of the paneltngs, the carvings, the sculptures, and the tapestries of the former Tudor mansion have been most ar- tlsticalljr adapted to -the present Nor^ Hall. end It all by taking a dose of morphine. "I bought a bottle of tablets and went to mv boarding-house. Intending to Mil myself, but I guess I swallowed too little of }he drug, for if only made me sleepy. This-morning T. bought a newspaper and read about the suicide bureau Then 1 decided to come here " Brig. BSvil promised to make an effort to get the woman on the concert stage, and persuaded her tp remain in the army building for a, few days. Inlhe meantime CoL Holland was kept busv In his part of the bureau After getting rid of several professional beggars Col. Holland took up tfee case of a bartender, who said he wanted to become a member of the society for the preven- Sir Berkeley married, two ^ or three i tinn of suicide, years ago, Baroness Julia d4 Tuyii, who, | He said he had twice attempted suicide In spite of her Dutch name, Is an i by Jumplnc into the river,' but had been English woman by birth, the Baroness rescues. He feared that he might attempt of making himself j acquainted with American business methods. The prince was extensively entertained by Mr. and Mrs Cofnellua Vanderbilt and by their friends a* Newport and New York, and was freely discussed in the American press as an alleged snftor for the hand of Miss May Goelel, who afterward married the Duke of Roxburghe. The prince, thoroughly disgusted by the newspaper gossip of which he had been made the victim, returned to Germany, fell In love with Mme. Freysleben. widow of the celebrated gentleman rider of that name, and made her his wife As he was unable to secure that consent of the chief and agnates of his house which was indispensable to render the union valid, he obtained permission' of the Emperor to resign his position and status as a scion of one of the mediatized or formerly lelgnlng houses of Germany and to become a mere noble, with the title of Count Hermersberg, and witn the right, therefore, to wed his inamoiata on a footing of perfect equality. Mme Freysleben is no othei 1 than Helga Hager, the once- famous circus rider, who'on the death of her grandfather, old Renz, founder of the celebrated Circus'Renz, inherited from him an enormous fortune. , The ex-Prince Hugo Hohenlohe, who^Js, a cousin of Emperor William and of King Edward, lives with his beautiful wife at Gross-Llchterfelde, in the neighborhoq/l of Berlin, and is interested In all sorts of Industrial and commercial enterprises, for which his American training has particularly -well fitted him. His wife has an elder sister of the name of Clothilde Hager, who married In the first place Baron EJimar von Sauken, and is now the wife of Count Lucchesi Pall. The count has Just been arrested at! Berlin on charges of fraud in connection with his circulation of checks upon banks where ne had no account, and has naturally made the most of his relationship to the princely house of Hohenlohe through his wife. But he Is involved in such a mess that even If his brother-in-law, the ex-Prince Hohenlohe, were to-come to his rescue it is difficult to see how he could escape from the application of'the criminal law tVh.s indiscretions. Had Many Noted Performers. The mother of Countess Hermersber? and of Countess: Lucchesi Pali was the daughter of old Ernest Renz, the founder of the circus, and their father was the well known bare-back rider, Hager. Old Renz, who died in 1892, leaving a fortune of 110 less than 16,X»,MO marks, had. In addition to his daughter, Amanda Hager) two sons, the younger of whom retired into private life, while the elder, Francis, after marrying the magnificently beautiful gymnast, Oceana, endeavored for a time, to keep up his father's enterprises, and to maintain unimpaired the prestige of the once so wirely celebrated Renz Circus. But he was overtaken by failure, and died a thoroughly broken and almost ruined man, at Nice, about ten years ago Oceana Renz left a, daughter, bearing her name, who, after figuring for a. couple of years as a circus rider, became the wife, first of all, of Baron Edward Lepel, and subsequently of the Bavarian' Capt Frederick Brey. I am net aware whether Renz ever brought his circus to America, but the list of celebrated artists who made their debut under his auspices is very long, and Includes the gymnast Leotard, Fran- cols Baucher, who had been equerry to Napoleon Til, the tlgHt-rope and wire walker^ Franklin, hailing from America, the lion-tamer Batty, Bmille Lofsset. who was killed In the circus when about to become the wife of Prince Philip, of Hanau, and her sister; Clothilde Louisa, who married prince Henry XX, of Reuss. As for ex-Prince Hohenlohe's Italian did. The Speaker gave sittings'of from ' brother-in-law, he Is of extremely blue- twenty_ minutes to- half a,n hour every | blooded origin, for he belongs to the fani- other day. and on the day after the visit of the enthusiastic advocates of it again, as he was out of employment and had no, friends or money Col Holland promised to put him to work to-dav. Then came man who said he was sixty years old. He explained that he had been a salesman and saved enough money to retire, but had lost all of his fortune In speculation. ' % "I don't.want tp die," he said, "but I belief it is a, goqfl thing for me to All! myself, because I Have no hope for the future." After a long talk he promised to come back Monday, when some work will be provided for him. The next visitor was a young man who introduced himself as "an all-around house of Ladenburg. fhaimann ~Co .'m crook." Col Holland remarked that he Wall street. New York, for the purposo looked the part He said that Jie had his bein gave a »g a full a candidate for President he hour. The frame bears the Inscription: "The Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Renreaen tatl ves Presented by John W. Gates." The portrait Is to be given to a boys' school in Danville, In which both the Speaker and the donor are interested. The two men were friends long before Mr. Gates attained fortune. Mr. Hoar's $5,000. Worcester (Mask) Dispatch to the K6v Tork Times Society here cannot understand what Mrs. Rockwood Hoar, widow of the Con. gressman, can want of the $5,000 which Congress, voted her yesterday. Inasmuch as she is the heiress of her father's 515,000.000 estate. t '· The probability Is she will devote it to charity. Mrs. Hoar Is the only'daugh- ter of W. E. Rice, president of the Wash- biirnVt Moen Company, and at the time of hers.marrlage Jn 1893 was the richest heiress in Massachusetts. · ' REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. Ftom the Kew York Preas A nan's band gtttfl into bl pocket for charity much more quickly If then IB nothing there. Either a woman iB waiting; for a hoabind to marry or (or one-CK«~haa married to come home *Ton can tell when a man says he la on a swear-off by the way he Ifl afraid his wife will smell his breath , A nice thing about squeezing a girl's hand la the way she pretends she thlnka yon are putting oj your overshoes. A man will work for his wile and give her a|V his money, but he's not hero enough to crawl out of bed on a cold night to set her more covers. lly of jWhlch the prince of Campo Franco is the chief, and is descended from the union of the Marquis Lucchesi Pali with the widowed royal Duchess of Berri. whose eldest son by *he Duc-de Berri reigned for a few hours over France as Henry V, after his grandfather, Charles X. had abdicated'in his favor In 1830. There are many of my older readers, people who were* already grown up twen- ty-flVe and thirty years ago, who will reflall 'the great Kens dynasty, -which played so important w role throughout the length and breadth of Europe. They will be sorry tp learn from this letter of the evil days that have fallen upon the cifcus, that It has gone out of existence, that the grandsons of the old circus owner, who still bear his patronymic, are In straitened circumstances, and w II be Interested to know that one of his granddaughters is now the wife of the former Princ* HUBO Hohenlohe. Queen Advised to Depart. In spite of the denials which have been Issued, it aesms, after all, to be true that the'Queen mother of Portugal has been advised to transfer her abode from the land of her adoption to the land of her birth, namely, Italy. .There is -no- truth, however, In the gossip, according to which this step has been rendered necessary by her Infatuation for- a papular Spanish tenor. If she has been virtually banlsnel It is "on account of her well-nigh insane extravagance and of the scandals result- Ing from her attempts to raise money In all sorts of quarters In order t6 defray the expenses o£ her toilet and of her household.^ MARQUISE BE tried to live an honest life, but the police kept arresting him as a suspicious person. Col. Holland promised to find work for him, and he agreed to postpone killing himself. Another wornan visitor said she had come to New Tork two months ago and had been Swindled out of all her savings, $600. Her case was referred to Brig. Ferris, in.charge of the Salvation Army's legal department At midnight Col Holland was giving advice to a loung man who had made up his mind to kill himseli because he had lost his job. The new bureau will remain open day and night. WHEN THE TOYS WAKE UP. From Ptarsonls When father and mother are fast asleep. And there isn't a noise in the house, Except the sound of the wind outside Or the squeak of some little gray mouse, There's a sudden stir in the" Baby's room, And It's lit with a wonderful light, -j And wouldn't the nuise be surprised ifc. she saw i How the T;oys fcll change in the night! The little brown horse with the broken Jesr Who is sleeping b Baby's side, Grows well again, and- prances 'round For the baby to take a ride. And the, Bowwow, too, who's lost ears and tall, He grows a most wonderful coat, And you never saw such magnificent horns «» As ajre grown by Billy the Goat. MOCK UNITED STATES SENATE. Unique Experiment to Be Tried in an Illinois City of Brains and Leisure. Arora (HI ) Correspondenre Chicago Tribune "The United States Senate of Aurora" will be organized in this city to-morrow night The organization will be composed of ninety active members, each of whom ·will r.}Drosent one of the Senators of the "United States, and will adopt the Ideas and policies' of this Senator and carry them out to this organization. - Bills will Te prepared and introduced, and thev will be referred to the proper committees, and they in turn will be reported back to the "Senate" and acted on irt the same manner as bills now are acted on fn the Senate in Washington It Is the intention of the organization to rent a. hall and have the members seated in the same manner as the Senators are seated in Washington and have a presiding officer, and the deliberations will be as nearly like those In Washington as Dossible. Senator, O F Berry, of Carthage, III, has accented an, invitation from the committee to- be uresent at the first meeting to-morrow night to organize the "Senate," to explain the workings of lawmakins: bodies, aid to act as president of the "Senate," he having had this experience at Springfield for a number of years. The committee is now In search of a citizen of Aurora to represent Theodore Roosevelt, and if any citizen recognizes in himself any of the characteristics that, the President has. the committee would be glad to get him to act In the capacity of the President of thp United States He will be expected to send messages and veto bills, and take such other action «s will bev for the best interests of the country. Tne "Senate" wi'I convene to-morrow morning, and one of the bills will be the txpulslon of United States Senator'Reed Smoot (A. C. Van Patten) Although the Utah Senator succeeded In holding to his seat in Washington, largely through the Efforts of Senator Hopkins, it is feared he will be ousted from the Aurora; "Senate," as a number of the Aurora "Senators" will be close to home, under the watchful eyes of their wives. Senator La Follette (Charles Stolp) will Introduce a message for the downing of monopolies and the uplifting of humanity, while Senator Beveridge (State's Attorney Frank Reid) wilr cannonade the hall with his resounding "oratorical artillery One of the unique bills to he introduced Is entitled "A bill for an act to appropriate $100,000,000 to establish a colony In the Philippine Islands for persons in the United" States of African descent, and to pay the expenses thereof" It reads as follows"Be It enacted by the Senate and House or Representatives of the United States of America, That all persons of African descent now in tne United States of America shall, within ten years from date of the passage of this act, leave the United States of America, and every person of African descent so complying with this law within two years shall receive the sum of 51000 In United States currency and sixty acres of land and a dwelling house in the Philippine Islands That any person of African descent taking advantage of this act within two years shall be allowed to return to the United States ot America for such time as may ba designated by the commissioner of immigration,- and those not leaving within two years shall never be allowed to return to the United States of Amer- ica.1' This is only one of the large budset of bills to be brought before this body when it convenes HIS DAY OF REST. rlj And rljen in a twinkle the Soldlerman x Steps down from his round wooden- stand, And he and the doll with pretty blue eyes JStart off for the Fairies' Land, There are other Babies to meet of course, And« other Geegees to, ride on, And though they go fast and Jump over high, walls, The babies don't have to be tied on. And when they are tired, they ride back . to ted, ' And the Soldier mounts guard once mere; « And the Geegee nestles by Baby's side, And the Bowwow stands by the door And no one knows when the morning comes What keeps Baby so well and bright, It's because of the wonderful things he did When "he played with the Toys by night "Get the First $1,000." Fronuthe Denver Republican \ ' "Get th first $1,000 After that moneymaking is easy" This Is the old-time sage advice of the hard-headed, self-made man~ That axiom has set many men- to saving. They flx upon that sum as the glittering 1 , far-off herald of a sometime to 'be made. To a m_ small salary--a salary, say, outof which something can be saved weekly without too much deprivation--the advice Is good. There is something In it that acts as a stimulus to economy. And who will deny that economy Is a good thing or that any truth that lights the way T.O it should not bp known' Many men, therefore, have been buoyed up In their economies by the belief that the first n.OOO is the hardest to get and that afterward all the rest would be easy and the good tmngs of the world that follow a bounteous supply of money wouldbe within easy reach It Is a pity that the man who Invented that saying could not "also have told us with equal advantage how to turn the $1.000 over and make two of It It takes a long time u make a, wage-earner see that "money works." His Idea of making money is to work for It himself. It never occurs to htai that money works much easier than he can and without any of the hardships he himself experiences--that Is to say, until he has. got the first $1,000. That usually makes a young man feel like a ^-financier, and he talks wisely of investments. fortune n on a Play Pool for a Bride. Trenton (X 3 ) Dispatch to the New TorV Times. ' William Britton and Edward Hill, of Tre-iton, N. ( J., two electrical workers, finished a duel at pool over their mutual sweetheart last night, and Britton won the girl. The men played three games of 25 points each. The men say the girl knew all about the match and approved It. She will marry Britton as soon as the wedding arrangements can be made. Both men entered a local poolroom last evening with J. Howard Johnson, who ·was to he the referee, and on whose decision the girl rested her future choice The first game-went to Britton with 25 to SS points.,Hill won the second game, 39 to Ifi, but Britton made the same score in the third game and won the girt. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News . V Don't look down on. people who look np to^you L To the pure all things are pure--iratside of poll- tin; Retired letter carriers should be classified as post-graduates lion't go about talking unless you kriow what yob are talking about. A young man cart learn a lot Ty keeping his eyes open and his mouth, closed It la easier for most people to follow the baud than 1t IB to face the music When a pretty girl is a high stepper she 1m- afiln.es that she bar a walkorer From the Chicago Record Herald. He never had time to rest and he never had time to play; When a man should be at his best hf was old and wrinkled and gray; He never had jirne to care how others were getting along. He never had tune "to share the joy of the singer's, song. He labored early arid late, rudely pushing ahead: Pleasure, he thought, could wait; he would seek it some day, he said. Deaf to-the cries of those who struggled , in vain below. He heaped new woe on their -woes, permitting his greed to grow. He never had time to pause for the purpose pf giving praise, ! He craved no public applause nor hunted for peaceful ways; He never had time to waste on the song that the lover sings. He never had time^to taste the sweetness that kindness brings. He hurried early and late, roughly push- Ing ahead; Pleasure, he thought, could wait; he Would seek It some day, he said; Old and wrinkled and gray when a mar should be at his hest. He died on the dismal day when he meant to begin his rest- Pans' Dog Policemen. Paris Cable to the New York World. Paris has now, in imitation of Ghent, a police corps of strong-Jawed mastifts who accompany the night roundsmen, and are trained to fly on the word at a malefactor's throat, or follow him fleeing and hold him until the slower-footed agent can come up. , Four of these dogs are now doing service around the dangerous quarters near the Bois de Bologne, and they will soon be a feature of all the quarters Officers are nuw training one hundred dogs, to begin with. One of the painful duties of the trainers is- to tempt the animals to accept food from men in civil garb, and then flay them mercilessly, with the object of deterring them from even being seduced by beefsteaks offered by flattering malefactors. . j All the dogs must be good swimmers When a dog is appointed to a round he is presented to every one of his new colleagues, canine and human. He is taken day and night along every street and down every alley, made to observe every wall and every cul de sac Thci animals develop extraordinary finesse in bringing criminals to bay, taking short cuts and strategic positions with almost human sagaclty.~ Criminals dread them far more than mere men, and -nocturnal crime is said to have greatly diminished at Nancy since dogs were enrolled in the police force there. Has a Parasite in Him. Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch to Tfew Tork World Thomas Cromley, a soldier at the United States Barracks, is entertaining within his body a parasite that Is puzzling the post army surgeons. The parasite moves rapidly about, ^burrowing In the flesh, and frequently makes the distance of two feet In a dayr t Is fond of moving, just under the skin, and when It does so leaves a red sjtreak like a whiplash mark behind it. When an attempt is made to capture it It goes down into the tissues, and Cromley, who is an £higllshman .and served »tn the Boer War, says it does not bother him. His health Is good. \ He-wsboys' Loyalty. " From the New York Herald Loyalty and sacrifice on the part of a. hundreu of his- newsboy friends saved the body at Frank Miller, seventeen years old, who had lived In the Newsboys' Home, in New Chambers street, from the potters' field yesterday. The boys formed a committee and hoarded their pennies, anf thus were enabled to get enough money to bury the body in Calvary Cemetery. Mille?**ad lived In the home for more than ten years. He was left an orphan when a child and took to selling papers to make a living More than a week ago he fell ill of pneumonia, and was taku to the Hudson Street Hospital. There he died on Tuesday. PEOPLE MET IN HOTEL LOBBIES. Dr. Arthur S. Cheney, American vice and deputy consul at Eeichenberg, "Bohemia, Austria, Is at the New Willard Dr Cheney has lived abroad for several years, tut has been In theconsnbrr sen-- Ice for only six months. fBf is a. native of New Haven, Cban ,-s.nfl a graduate of Yale. "America is not the only country wh«e the cost of living is advancing beyond all reasonable bounds, without any corresponding increase In. wages," said Dr. Cheney. "In Austria, especially in the Relchenberg district, the prices of food supplies and other necessaries of life are soaring to a point where It is utterly impossible for" the people to li\e on tne wages they are getting. The papers are. commenting on this condition nearly ever} das, but none has -yet succeeded in giving an explanation of the reason thc"efor "Exports from Austria to the United States are increasing every year," contin- ued""»TV Cheney. "That country also Is buying a great many goods from the United States. Cotton Is the principal commoditv purchased from this countrv "In Northern Bohemia the principal Industries are the manufacture of linen and fine glass and china ware Business, however, is done upon a. different basis than In the United States There are few irrge manufacturing establishments. Instead, the larger part of glass and china, ware is made in the homes of the people. There are thousands of families that make their own glass and china war* and dispose of it to the large dealers. There may be. perhaps, a father, a ««n. and a, son-in-law in one family. Tnflv have a little shop built onto their residence and in that they work. Many of these families have secrets of the trade that are handed down from one generation to another and In this way the=e- secrets are kept in families. "The glassware made in Northern Bohemia, I believe cannit be surpassed foY fineness of workmanship anywhere In tlip world. The Bohem'ans also are clever at imitating desizns I saw in one little workshop a piece of Tiffany glasswaf". and" beside it was an imitation that the workman had made. It was impossibl- by the closest Inspection for me to tell the difference Cut glass is made in larce quantities and is of tne flnest qual ts Austrian linen also is of superfine te\- ture Irish linen may, perhaps, be co- - sidered a trifle superior, but it Is Imposs - ble to make much finer linen than that manufactured in Austria." "America in my ommon. has the be^t miners IP the world," said C D Porte . a mining engineer of San Francisco. Jt the Raleigh. "I have traveled all over this country, in Canada, Mexico, and the Old World, but I have never seen any country where there were better miners. 1 do not say this in a boastful spirit. It is a simple statement of fact ^ "Nevada, I believe, will become one oC the richest mining regions in the world The possibilities there are boundless I believe It will turn oat beyond a doubt to be the wealthiest State in a mineral way in this country. We, in this countrj, however, do not appreciate the great resources of Mexico. That i» a wonderful region, and it has not yet been scratched " "James G. Blaine was one of the most courteous gentlemen and aecompl'shed entertainers it was ever my good fortune to meet," said Capt. R F Whtttington. of La Crosse, Wis, at the National "When Mr Blaine was Secretary of State I visited Washington. I knew Mr Blalne's brother very well, and when I expressed to him a desire to meet his distinguished relative, he at once said he would be pleased to arrange an audience. ' "Wlto. Mr. Blalne's brother and two other gentlemen, I called upon Mr. Blaine He was a very busy man at that time, and affairs of State were worrvlng him greatij The papers had It that Jia was ill. I was never more surprised w-hen I was -ushered -Into the Ubrav of the Blaine residence to find the newspaper reports unfounded. Mr. Blaine looked the picture of health His manner was easy, and in five minutes ne had every one of us deeply Interested in his conversation He was a charming talker and before we had finished our visit, which was quite extended, he nad told all of us something about our own homes we had not known before. "He displayed an Intimate knowledge of the various sections of the United States that to me was surprising, and wnat was more remarkable, he knew friends or relatives of every man in the party, and each of us came from a different part of the United States. The impression that some persons seem to have that Mr. Blaine was cold and lacking In magnetism, to my mind is entirely erroneous. I think he was one Of the greatest men this country ever had; too great even to become President." "I was in Juneau, Alaska, the night the news was brought to town that gold had been found in. the Klondike," said Charles D. Ewing, of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the Metropolitan "I was up in that country on government business. The ship on which I sailed from the States was still lying in the harbor, and when the sailors on board heard of the discovery of gold, nearly every one of them deserted. "The news was brought to Juneau by three men, who had among them about $8,000 m gold To say that their coming created excitement, is putting It mildly. The whole town was in a whirl inside of an hour, and preparations were hurriedly made by a large majority of the people to embark for the Klondike. Before morn- 1 ing they had left town. When the time came to take the boat back home we had not enougn men on board to man the ship, and I was pressed into service to help at the wheel, I am glad that the fever did not attack me that night, for I think it is safe to say that not ten per cent of the men who went out of town at that time made expenses." Douglas Held Lincoln's Hat Carl Schnrz. In Hectare's. Describing "Lincoln's first inauguration in his "Reminiscences," )n the March McClure's, Carl Schurz says: "I- was favored with a place in front of the great portico of the Capitol, from which I could distinctly see and hear every part of the official function. I saw Lincoln step forward to the desk, upon which the Bible lay--his rugged face appearing above all those surrounding him, calm and sad. but ro unlike any other In that distinguished | assemblage tfiat one might well have* doubted how be and the others courct work tosether. 1 saw Senator I. Douglas, his defeated antagonist, tho ·little glartf of the past, who only two years before had haughtily treated Lincoln like a tall dwarf, standing close by him I witnessed the remarkable scene when Lincoln, about to deliver his Inaugural address, could not at once find a. convenient place! for his hat, and Douglas took it and held It Ifke an attendant while Lincoln was speaking. I saw the withered form of Chief Justice Taney, the author of the famous Dred Scott decision, that judicial compend of the doctrine of slavery, -administer the oath of office to the first President elected on a distinct anti-slavery platform. I saw, standing by, the out-going President, James Buchanan, with h'la head slightly inclined on one side, and his winking eye, and his white neckcloth--the man who had done more than any other to degrade and demoralize the National government and to encourage the rebellion, now destined to retire to an unhonored obscurity and to the dreary task of trying to make tne world believe that he was a better patriot and statesman than he appeared. I heard every word pronounced by Abraham Lincoln's kindly voice, of that Inaugural address which was to be a message of peace and goodwill, but the reception of which in the South as * proclamation of war, showed clearly that no offer of compromise; Indeed that nothing shoit of complete acceptance of their scheme of an Independent slave-holding emplro would have satisfied the Southen hkd- ' ,''SP4PERf

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