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How a Shrewd French Detective. Outwitted
General OafTarel ,
. i Distinguished Army Officer Caught Selling -
* ing Legion of Honor Emblems.
The Italian's Trip Creates a Sensation at
the Qcrman Capital ,
The Frontier Trouble Happily Settled
EngllNh I'upcrH Deprecate the
Jtevlval of I'uclllsiu Homo
llule Missionaries Capture
n Tory Town.
A KeriH.itional Arrest.
lOpi/rf/M ) / ( If87 liu Jama Gordon /Jcwicll. ]
PAHIS ( via Havio ) , Oct. 8. | Now York
Herald Cable Special to the ORE. I The war
ofllco scandal and the arrest of General
Cairarel , sons chef d'etal , major In the
French army , for selling decorations of the
Legion of llonoi , causes consternation In
army circles and arouses public Indignation.
General Calloral is fifty-eight years old , has
one of the moat hrllllant records In the French
nrmy and was an ofllcer d'ordonnanco to
Napoleon HI. Ho Is a line , military looking
man , with black Hashing eyes , gray hair and
waxen gray moustache. Ho Is a protege of
.General lioulangor , who made him com
mander of the Legion of Honor and sons
chef d'etal major. General Callarel's father
was also a distinguished general under
Napoleon I. , and his name is Inscribed on the
Arc d'Trlomuhe , nnd his brother is an
nttacheo mllltalro at the French embassy In
Constantinople. Until the advent of General
Perron , all secret plans and mobilization orders -
dors wcro confided to the safe-keeping of
General Caffarel , nnd If ho Is capable of sellIng -
Ing the Legion of Honor , It Is Infcired ho is
fllso capable of selling Jo Germany the most
precious secrets of the French war olllce.
The way In which the startling discovery
was made by n secret police Is like a vaude
ville. It happened that this Information
was hroiiL'lit to the secret police that a
regular traffic In decorations was being
carried on by a little black-eyed ,
hump-backed woman named Madame
Ltmouseln living In a cosy llttlo apartment
at Thirty-third avenue , Wagram , who had
been the mistress of an ex-minister ot war.
T'o ' police watfljed her carefully , and ono
line day a police agent , disputed ! a ? a silk
merchant , called upon Madame LImouseIn
and bald , "I am aware , madame , that you
have Inlluentlal friends , nnd I como to ask
your protection to get a favor upon which I
have set my heart. 1 am Moiisignor Ber-
thrand , n silk merchant residing at St. Etl-
cnnc , and Ijavo many workmen under my
direction. I wish to obtain n cross of the
Legion of Honor , and the government of the
republic In decorating mo will bo lowardlng
a life of honesty and hard work. Permit mete
to add that i will gladly remunerate your
services If you present mo to the personage
Who could obtain this for me. "
Mine. Limouscln received the false mer
chant , with open arms nnd offered t0 intro
duce him to General Calfarel. The offer was
readily accepted aud a few days after , Mine.
Llmousuln took the falsa silk merchant to
the minister of war and Introduced him to
Caffarel who shook his hands cordially and
assured him that ho should soon receive
the cross. The false silk merchant then re
turned and told the whole story to the chief
of secret police with the result that yesterday
as General Caltarol was returning to his
homo In the Hue Trcmelllo about
7 o'clock ho was accosted by three
police agents who approchcd him.
Ono policeman In clvllllau dress advanced
and raising tils hat with extreme courtesy
eald :
"General , permit mo to arrest you In ac
cordance with my eiders from the prefect of
police. "
The general , who wore a frock coat with
the red rosette of the Legion of Honor In his
buttonhole , turned pale as a piece of chalk
and trembled like an aspen leaf , and ex
claimed :
"Allow mo to go up to my apartment to
takoaclass of branoy and a few neces-
narles. " The police fearing lest the general
Intended to commit suicide , refused , and
putting him Into a cab diovo at n rapid trot
to police headquarters , where he
wiis Incarcerated to await trial.
This eVenlnp , at fl o'clock , the police
arrested Madame Limouscln , the little black
6)6(1 ( ; humpbacked lady who was not only
the mistress of at least two ex-ministers of
, war , but also of Cairarel. All her papers ,
/ telegrams a > id letters were seized
anrttt handed to General Ferron ,
Amonz the papers seized are letters
from General Uoulanger , General Thibamlln ,
Ji.'do Mackray , several senators and bank
ers. It , by the way , may bo curious to know
Jiow manv of these literary gentlemen have
fr ten reading Montaigne's nssay on Virgil ,
The llttlo hump-backed lady protested vigor
ously and swore by all that Is considered
holv that Cairercl was Innocent , and char.eil
Wjo venerable General D'Audlan , who Is n
fcenator anil general nml ono of thn ablesl
nil ( I most uptight , most Incorrupt generals ol
the French army , with having really conv
mined thocrimo with which General Cat
farel Is charged.
Wlicn this news reached your correspond'
1 ent , 1 culled at once upon General D'Audlat :
a'i& found him at the jockey club In the rue
Scribe of which ho Is a member. Genera !
D'Audlan Is a short , rather stout , verj
soldierly man with white hair and aw hilt
moustache. Ho was ono of the staff ol
Marshal Hazalne at Metz , and upon the fact :
published In the geneial's book was baseil
the Indictment upon wh'ch Hazalno wai
tried and found guilty. General D'Auldat :
received me most cordially and over n petll
vo'rOinont of delicious cognac nnd an ox
quilto lla\niifi cUnr , oftercd by n friend ol
the general's \ > ho Is also a friend ot no
own ageotD'Aiuilan explained thatthollttli
huinVfbacked woman's accusations wen
pure calumny.
The general said : "I am , It Is true , It
rather embarrassed pecuniary circumstances
butiuofy nnjono to lind ix sluglo lettei
from mo or ono lota ot evidence showim
that 1 am connected In the remotest waj
with this most aii-L'fWV.ful ( soiudal. More
over , 1 liavo not for years even asked tin
ministry ofvar 6r any other ministry fo
favors of any kind for myself , nor forfth :
ono else , with the solo exception of once ask
IUK General lloulnnger , when ho was mln
Istcr , tote \ my son , who was an ofliccr li
1 the infantry of marine , to bo transferred d
the Infantry of lino. On that occasion I sav
General Oaffarel at the ministry ot war
( UidUftt la the ouly Htne 'lever met him
I am astonished nnd Indignant that such an
absurd charge has over been made against
mo , and I give my catcgonal denial of tlieso
Infamous charges and attempt to mix my
name In this deplorable scandal , "
1 shook General D'Audlan hands with
great cordiality and bade the gallant old
general good evening.
CrlRpl'fl Berlin Visit.
Copi/rfgM 1BS7 by Jama Gordon Tltnnttt ,
UEIILI.V , Oct. 8. [ New York llerald
Cable-Special to the UEK.J-Crlspl's visit
and the Italian alliance thus revealed has
been for the last eight days the only subject
of any Interest to Uerllncrs and throughout
thu empire. Bismarck In two days acquired
n pronounced Italian accent. The wliolo ot
the official press Is therefore now struggling
with Italian dictionaries and attempting to
forget that the ablest Ulsmarcklan organ only
six monthsagoclassed Crlspl among nihilists.
Within a few days , It Is said , wo are pretty
certain to hear ot thu foundation of a
number of macaroni vcrclus and that the
atest fashion among the German nobility
s to own and practice upon hand oreans.
Meanwhile , the moro practical result ot
"Jrlspl's trip has been to convince all Ger-
nani that Italy hns firmly placed upon a
basis the new trlplo alliance which replaces
the one shaken to pieces by llussla. Berlin
opinion thinks the Crlspl Interview In the
Fianktortcr Xcltung to bo the olllclal
oxpiesslon not only of Crlspl but
also of the German foreign
oftlco's views. Bci liners recognize
three Important points In the Interview
Ulsmarck expressly admits the hope that
Italian subjects will be under Italian jurls-
illction , therefore entirely oulsldo the possi
bility of interference by other nations be
tween the pope nnd Italy. Bismarck and
Crlspl together agree that lUibslan possession
of Constantinople would bo disastrous to
Italian Interests. Crlspl agrees to consider
the Franco-Uusslan alliance leading an
attack on Germany as notice of the Uusslan
Intention to take Constantinople , therefore
as n declaration of war by Franco
as well as Itussla or Italy. In addition , the
oulnlons of Berliner's manifest great pride
In the secrecy with which the Crlspi nego
tiations were couducted , contrasting this
admirable diplomacy with French leaklnoss ,
even In points where secrecy was most es
sential to France ,
I was surprised a day or two ago to see
how sincerely people who ad miry Prince
Bismarck do not take so favor
able a view of German diplomacy.
Said a gentleman to me : "Franco It
overmatched In diplomacy. 1 nevertheless
think our diplomats are losing the fine touch
and exquisite tact for which they were justly
noted. Consider that Schnaebel , junior , was
arrested for a foolish boyish freak. Two
Fienchmcn wcro also shot on the frontier.
Franco was furiously excited. The boy was
released without punishment. Germany at
the same time apologized almost abjectly for
the shooting accldo and oven ottered
money In payment to the Injured.
Naturally Franco jumped from anger to
insolent self confidence. While the Ger
mans manifested a deeper Irritation than at
y time for many jears. On ton of all this
came Crlspl'S HyiDK trip. Could anything
bo worse ? Jealousy coming from conscious
weakness has been the main characteristic
for many years of French diplomacy.
Crlspl's trip insures place by showing
Franco that she could , despite Kiihsia , be
ground between two armies. Perhaps ,
though , France is too historical to bo n safe
factor in such arguments. For my
part , 1 think our diplomats mistaken In per-
uiittlitg the Haunting of an Italian alliance
to take away In part tbo German dread of
war. All Germans want peace , but some
times such mistakes cause war. "
This gentlemen , while the strongest ad
vocate of peace , is ono of a group of pessa-
mists which openly predicts war as prob
able , even before the roads are sufficiently
frosted to boar a cannon.
Besides politics , Germany this week
abounds In small Items of type which are In
teresting , but need a nucdlo and thread to
string them together. We had n row because
the imperial telegraph refused to deliver to
the Duke of Cumberland a telegram ad
dressed to him as Duke Braunschweig , the
latter being the title absorbed , so to speak , by
the empire without Cumberland's consent.
To a minor degree there Is also a low because
the postofdco has ruled that Kobcrg and
kindred names must be spelled Coberg.
Wo will bo amused at the Kast African
company's demand for a line of subsidized
steamers to carry non-existent steamer loads
of freight to and from German Africa.
Oleomargarine , which at first came under
the law forcing sale only from marked tubs
In marked wrapping paper , also caused
amusement by the unique kinds of chemist's
certificates used by dealers to prove the su
periority of the false over the true butter.
Berllners are made happy by statistics
showing 40,973 strangers were In Berlin dur
ing September , but is irritated oy the brutal
ity ot the Hellgsland lighthouse keeper , who
In a single night killed 8,000 dazzled llttlo
song birds , who were on their way south for
the winter.
Among other items Is the medical degree
taken hero by Bernard Gordon , of Now York
City , formerly a student In Leholch univer
sity , and a graduate of the university bf
Now i'ork.
Humbert Pleased.
[ Copt/rfoW lfS7 trj N. I' Assoctattil Pw .1
Bnni.iK , Oct. 8. Since Signer Crlspl
repotted to King Humbert the result of the
conference with Prlnco Bismarck the king
has exchanged personal salutations with
Emperor William and Kmperor Francis
Joseph , expressing his satisfaction at the
conclusion of the peace alliance. The press
continues to teem with surmises as to the
tcims ot the alliance , but nothing authentic
has tianspired. As the alms of the
alliance develop It becomes more and moro
apparent that it Is a deadly menace to Kus-
sla. It Is stated that Signer Cilspl said :
"Italy has every reason to dreadlthe advance
of Itussia to Constantinople. Wo cannot
allow the Mediterranean to become a Uuss'an '
lake. " These words were brought out by
Prlnco Bismarck , who Informed Signer
Crlspl that the czar meant to take Constanti
nople at an early date if the
central powers remained neutral. The
disclosure of the czar's designs enraged the
c/ar and created consternation In Itussla.
The Russian ministers , led by M. Deciers ,
minister of foreign affairs , scut n denial to
the sultan , who has responded by breaking
up the negotiations with Russia for mutual
action In Bulgaria.
The social war atrnlnst the Germans resid
ent in Uussla still continues. An edict has
been Issued ordering the instant application
ot prohibition of the use of the German lan
guage In the schools , universities and lend
ing gymnasiums. A majority of the German
teacher ; will be obliged tg cross the frontier ,
Purls Go98lp.
[ Coni/HuM / JSi7l > uJiim Gordon ncmiftt.'l
PAm , via Havre , Oct. 8. | Now York
llerald Cable-Special to the BKK.J A
dense jellow fog captuied Paris Wednesday
and still holds It. It Is chilly , rheumatic and
cloudless , making the Boulevard almost as
dlMiial as the Strand or Fleet street and in
the o\e.ulng broughams and cabs completely
logo their bearlugs. iu the Placa do la Con
corde and Champs Elysoes the Parisians
still linger In country bouses and Chatcus ,
but myralds of tourists heading from every
Imaginable corner of the globe
swarm like ants everywhere.
Every hotel Is full to over
flowing , and the shopkeepers are reaping n
golden harvest. The emperor of Brazil and
President Gusman Blanco have apartments
next each other at the Grand hotel. Crown
Princess Stephanie , of Austria , is at the
Hotel Bristol , whence she makes flying
visits to the grandes couturlcres ot the Hue
do la Paix. Galkwa , of Baroda , with n suite
of seventy persons , among whom are seven
ladles of his harem , has pitched his tent at
1SI Boulevard Uausman. The Grand Duke
Nicolas Is at the liotcl Mlrabeau entertain
ing and bolng entertained by the
ofllcers of the French army , and last ,
but not least , Mr. James ( ) . Blatno ,
still remnlns in oar midst , sight-seeing and
talking politics with Mr. McLano.
Kaiivlcr's cabinet has scored a brilliant
success by the successful ending of the
frontier incident and the visit made ycstcr-
terday by the German ambassador , Count
Minister , to the minister of foreign affairs
and handing her n cheque for 50OUO marks as
Indemnity to Mine. Bugnon for her hus
band's death , causes throughout Franco a
feeling of relict and has done more to
diminish bitterness towards Germany than
anything that has taken place since 1ST1.
Even the Bismarck Crispl Interview has
ceased to cause any anxiety on the part
of French politicians. The bourse Is steadier
and them Is a slight advance in all govern
ment bonds , while the Pnrlsans refer to the
compact between Germany and Italy without
bitterness , merely alluding to it as n dlst of
saurkrnut nnd maccarrl which will soon fallen
on any healthy appetite.
Mrs. James Brown Potter sailed all o'clock
this afternoon from Havre on the Cham-
palgnc. She received a cablegram yesterday
'rom New York , in which she was Informed
hat a special tug would meet the
Champalgnn on her arrival in the
mrbor to take aboard her father , her
self and child , and probably with the same
ovation with which Mrs. Laugtry was re
ceived. Mrs. Potter objected and notified her
manager that she would not go aboard the
tug , but would remain on the steamer until
t landed. Mrs. Potter looked fresh and
pretty yesterday morning seated In the
special comoartment reserved for her In the
1 o'clock train for Havre. She seemed bright
aud happy over her coming appearance in
Now York and chatted Ircely with her
friends who wont to see her off. She wore n
brown plaid traveling suit , over which wasu
large , blown plaid ulster , a brown turban
tilmmed with gold and brown braid and
brown leather boots. In htr hands she car
ried some exquisite largo pink roses , a gltt
from ono of her friends. Amone them were
Mrs. Gasper ( iris weld , the Count de Turcnnc ,
Mr. Hecht , Minister McLano and others.
Mrs. 1'otter completed a course of fencing
"essons while In Paris under the teacher of
Mrs. Lnngtry and other stage celebrities , Mr.
Caiilchon. Some very gorgeous wraps
from Worth's were packed In ono
of the forty trunks of baggage
that went off yesterday. Ono was for
the Mile , de Bressler. The outfit was a bril
liant triumph of pink velvet with n loop ,
graceful sleeves embroidered In white gold.
A long train falling In rich folds from the
waist was trimmed with handsome sable and
some fur was extended around the edge of
the garment It can only bo called "peaches
and cream. " Another wrap Is of dark blue
cloth lined entirely with white Thibet , n
broad Thibet collar high about the neck
and falling over gracefully on the
blue cloth. Still another Is of red
cloth trimmed In black worn over the
most becoming of all gowns , plain , black
broadcloth. Long flowing drapery. No
trimming , nothing but beauty of simplicity
and grace. With these is n red straw hat
with feathers.
The great sensation of the week has been
the appearance of the European edition of
the llerald , which has been selling like hot
cake" . The Figaro greets this new star In
the constellation of Parlsan papers with a
leading article conceived in such flattering
terms that modesty prevents me from cabling
it to you. The Temps reproduces every day
ono or two diagrams from the gems that
the European llerald sots before Its readers.
Other papers , doubtless on the principal thai
Imitation Is the slnccrcst form of flattery ,
copy the European Herald dispatches with
out credit and thu famous Pcttlt Journal
welcomes the new paper with a two column
editorial headed , "En Avant Ton Jours on
Avant. " The Pettit Journal says : "All
things change. Newspapers follow the rule
with an order which is recognized nnd ap
preciated by the public , for newspapers have
become absolutely necessaries of life. Wo
must confess that the Americans
have out-placed us in the pro
cess of transformation. The Now
YorK Herald Is published simultane
ously In America and Europe. The distance
which had been diminished by steam Is now
annihilated by electricity. "
English Sentiment on
[ Copvrtunt 1SS71/ ] James Gordon Ifrmictt.1
LONDON , Oct. 8. ( New York Herald Cable
Special to the Biin.l The prize ring , as rep
resented by Smith and Kilraln , has taken
the place , In sporting gossip , vacated by the
Volunteer and Thistle. Each gives an exhi
bition to-night , and In the morning a prom
Incut clergyman announces a sermon , pre
sumably about them , on the pernicious Inllu
enucs of prize fightinc. Two weekly relig
ious journals also deprecate the posslbli
restoration of the brutallrlng prize ring
Several papers write edltoiials on the P. 1
The most piquant article Is ascribed to
Clement Scott , In the current number of the
Dramatic Itevlew , extracts from which wil
doubtless interest Herald readers. "Kilraln
Is tall and upright , about six feet high. HL
complexion ono can't denominate light
Ho looks full of fight and his money is al
right. 1 should think ho could smothc
White Chapel with his weight. These prize
Ilk-liters though , ore such terrible
fellows ono never knows whet
business Is really meant. Smith 1
a very coarse person , and 1 sincerely hope IK
will get a good thrashing. He wants It badly
Before he attained his present notoriety IK
was respectfully modest and unassuming
very pleased to be given a glass of beer anil
spoken to by gentlemen. Now ha drives r
dog cart , wears' enormous diamonds , drink
dry champagne , and Uc.'oucs ' to the J'lelar
club. But with all these adventitious aids
Mr. Smith cannot conceal the loVr.Hueasu
his origin. Ho reeks of While Chapel. " , V
are indeed driven to a sad pass for cham
pions when wo am obliged to make a hero ol
such an Individual as Jem Smith. It alfoid !
food for reflection tlmt Mr. Kilraln , who is
described ns the American champion , and
Mr. Smith , the English champion
are both Irishmen. History repeat !
Itself ron in pugilism. The two fa
mous gladiators of twenty years aso
Ilcenan and Saycrs , claimed the same title :
respectively , and they were both Irlshmer
also. Wo are very proud of the memory 01
Tom Saycrs , and ho Is continually alluded t <
as n. famous Englishman. The majority , per
haps , are not aware that ganio llttlo flghte :
was pure Irish though born in Brighton. Ill :
father and mother Lad emigrated from Llm
crick a lew mouths before bis DlrtU. Auothc
tnuslnc fact Is that Mr. Jatucs Carney , who
list departed for the States , to encounter
lie doughty McAullff. another Paddy , for
ho light weight championship ot the world ,
s likewise distinguished as n champion ot
England. It Is unfortunate that Mr. Carney
s a native of Cork. It must bo confessed
hat this state of things Is somewhat humlll-
tlne. Wo tnko everything from the un-
ortunato Irish nation , Including its liberty
and Its champions. In return wo give them
mcksliot and abuse. "
Mr. Arthur Balfour , another writer In a
weekly paper , says these champions are mo-
nontarlly greater than the czar , Bismarck ,
Salisbury or the Bulgarian piinco foe they
are disturbing the peace of Europe. Every
country Is uncertain upon which state they
descend with ropes , sponges aud bottles.
Homo llule Mlfidtnuarlcg.
lOpi/rti/M 1 S7 li/ | James Got Jon llcnnt 11 ]
Oct. 8.-1Now York Herald Cable-Special to
he BIE. ] Doubtless you will bo pleased to
receive an Instance ot the method of the new
lomo rule campaign bolng conducted over In
England bytholilsh party. This tory ills-
rlct Is represented by Sir John Gorst , who is
a member of the ministry , and adjoins ono
unrepresented by Colonel HuBheE-llallctt
Last evening n great meeting was held. The
) rlnclpal speakers wcro Edward Harrington ,
P. , and Dr. Bernard O'Connor. It was
lie first time that an Irishman spoke In pub
ic In the town , and the experiment was
ooked to with considerable Interest by all
parties , and lories especially nro Incensed at
.lie awful Intrusion. Sherness is a dockard
town , very much under the domination of
nil tory admirals. The place Is not favoiablo
to the growth of liberal opinions. The
meeting showed , however In aground of
this kind , the tory cause is losing.It was
held in a largo hall which Is capable
of accommodating thirteen hundred
persons. It was filled to overflowing.
When the proceedings began it was evident
that a couple of hundred lories were among
the audience. They Interrupted the chair
man very much , nnd when Mr. Harrington
came lorward they did their best to prevent
him from getting n hearing. Alter speaking
for some minutes , and finding the interrup
tion not inclined lo desist , Harrington invited
them to send their beat man on the platform
and ho would argue the Irish question
with him for any length of time
they might dcslro nnd then leave the discus
sion to Urn meeting. The challenge was
accepted. A bustling gentleman with spec
tacles pushed ns ! way through the people and
came on the platform amid encouraging
cheers from his friends. Mr. Harrington
then lese and pointing to him , said : "There
Is more joy In heaven over ono sinner
who does penance than over ninety and
nine just men. I think wo have
reason to rejoice at seeing this
light of tory ism on a liberal platform. "
Thn audience went Into peal in ? laughter ,
and the tory champion became so angry that
ho forgot all his points and became nn ensy
victim to the member for West Kerry. The
result was that the unionists lost heart , and
when n hostile amendment was proposed
not moro than half a dozen hands
were held up for It A resolution
declaring strongly for homo rule
and denouncing the police attacks on the
Irish people , was then'j'carried by acclama
tion. It was a remarkable sight to see some
dozens of blue ) jackets om ono of the ships
on the dockyard checking enthusiastically
for home rule. It is In the especially tory
districts whcro wdrklirgmen are found that
the Irish members wllucto as homo rule mis
sionaries. *
A Sensation , Exploded.
LCopi/rluM 18S7lu James Gordon ItenntitA
BEIIUN , Oct. 8. ( Now York llerald
Cable Special to the BKK. ! The Gorman
art critics hadiecently'a good deal of fun
over an item which had been widely clrcu-
ated in the French and English papers. Ac
cording to this story one Theodore Leven ,
described as an eminent art authority of
Carlsruho , discovered a manufactury of old
Hollandish paintings wl.ich had already suc
ceeded in selling sixty-one of Its imitations
to the Frankfort museum. Among the Ber
lin crllics 1 found an apaltlng amount of
amused ignorance concerning Leven and his
discoveries. Finally , nftor n do/en or so In
terviews , I succeeded Ip Iracing the story to
Its source. There are.Iu the Frankfort pub
lic gallery about two dozen pictures
which have long | been known to
bo merely Imitations , All have been
in Iho eallery Ihlrty years. Not a pfenlg
was over paid by the museum for these paint
ings. All came as gifts when the collectors
of soveial rich amateurs wcro given the
museum and kept simply because they
formed part of these collections. There are
no other doubtful pictures In Hits museum ,
therefore none which could have been pur-
"chased from the manufacturer of Imitations.
Loven himself is not a noted critic and his
statements seem to carry no weight among
experts as it is said hoi had lltllo experience
and furthermore had shown little judgment
in previous art criticisms. As rogaids the
alleged discovery of ) the manufactury of
llollandlst old masters , It is well known to
all German art critics that are In Germany ,
as also In Italy and France , that the mar.u-
facturtoa which delate themselves to
the pioductlon ot a certain Hue of
old mastcis , do J not manufactuio
whole pictures but buy up old paintings of
little value , change thu signature , run In a
few manorlbins of the painter of whoso work
the purchaser desires a specimen and pro
duces n picture which la a fnlr imitation In
style nnd an excellent' ' Imitation in slgna
turo of the painter desired , Such Imitations
do not and cannot decQivo experts who are
able to locate the factory which producei
them , by the way in which the counterfeits
are made , While looking up alleged Frank
fort forgeries a famous Berlin critic told
me an Interesting story regarding Holbein's
famous Madonna , which is bcsl known lo
Americans through Iho alleged original In
the Diebden gallery. In Ib7l the collection
of this master's work cdnvlnced mostexperls
tlmt the Dresden picture was merely ai
excellent copy of the Darmstadt original
which alter an uncertain history came
into the possession of the kings of Prussia
passed thence , on the marriage of the
princess , to Darmstadt , hanging In the pal
ace of the grand duke , This pain ting attract
ed a comparatively little attention and was
supposed until IbTl to bo merely a copy
After the Ib71 exhibition came a creat ills
putu between Dresden and Darmstadt
Finally , a few days ago , the grand duke sen
thu painting to a Munich expert , who has ru-
mo\ed the outer layers of paint which cov
crOct Uio largo part of the picture , revealing
underneaiu what is undoubtedly Holbein's
original. The wuO'ojs ' in an excellent state
of preservation and of course of great value
and Interest. Why the mabtor.'uoco ot the
great painter should Jiavo been o\eri3Iutei |
In such a fashion remains unexplained , bu
the critics are too 'well ' satlslied by the
beauty ot the original thus disclosed to cnro
lo Inquire how Us boKuly came to bo hidden.
Still Somewhat Sore.
tCopi/r.'yM lKS7l > jJ < fiMi Ooiil'iii Ilomett. ' ]
LONDON , Oct. 8. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEK.-To-day's | Kield
has. a lone editorial on the yacht race , doubt
less from Dlxon Kern ? . It contains these
poluU and commentsIn the f uu ot the
Ifflcultles In the way of Increasing the
riiisllo's draught of water it Is open to doubt
vhethfjr a smaller yacht would not stand n
letter chance of winning the cup , even in n
tiff breeze , now Dial Iho Americans have as-
Initiated our ideas as to under waler
deplh of body and lead ballasting. The deed
of gift stipulates that the challenging yacht
hall be 01' not less than thirty tons register
and not moro than 800. The Mayflower ,
orty touncr , is of thirty-three tons register ,
and Is perhaps the faslest light wind pcr-
ormer of her size over produced in Ihls conn-
ry. She is sixty-four feet on the walor line ,
vllh n beam of twelve feet , nnd nt the lime
she was built nnd first raced In 1SS7
she could have walked oil with Iho
Vinerlcau cup with comparative ease unless
n compromise sloop half Brfllsh , half Ameri
can had been built to meet her. Such n sloon
as this would now of course bo'built and
night have been In 1S31. Still wo think that
a sixty-four foot Mayflower under the new
atlng would stand a betlcr chnnco than a
argo vessel like the Thistle. Our small cut
lers like the Madie , Magglo and Clara have
given n good .account of themselves when
aclng against ccnterboardors and probably
for the principal reason that relatively they
draw more water than largo vessels and are
thus belter able lo hold n ccnlerboarder of
equal length and wind. At any rate , ns
: heso challenges for the America's cup have
jecomo an annual event II Is worth consider
ing whether our chances of success would
not bo Increased by adopting n cheaper
method of proceeding. The Americans have
apparently , with perfect justness of percep
tion adopted the principle that they will
meet Iho challenger sl/.o for size , or nt any
rate length for length , aud If the challenge
bo Issued by Ihe owner of a sixly-fotir foot
yacht he need not anticipate being met by
ono of eighty-six feet. The Americans nio
moro alive than wo are to the fact that con
tests between yachts of such widely different
dimensions are unsallsfaclory and uninter
esting. Worse than this , they prove
nothing. For instance , wo have seen the
Queen Mat ) lead the Mujorlo , of seven times
her tonnage , at the South Sea for hours In
a light wind , nnd when n heeling breeze
came the Majorto walked away trom her ten
minutes In a reach of six miles. Wo there
fore think that it the Thistle had been fitted
with a typo metal fin In her lead keel , say
twenty-five feet long , lo drop lour feet , she
would have hold the Volunteer In a wind. In
the second race she appears to have
been at least as fast through the
water as the American vessel , but
she could not hold the wind the
Yunkco did. It has been suggested
that the course should bo either
four-sided or triangular as affording
a fairer test than n dead to wind
ward and dead to leawaid trial. Possibly this
may bo so providing the yachts have the
beat up on ono sldo of the square or Irlanglo
but n very small shift of wind would make It
all reaching nnd that nt nny rate would bo
unsatisfactory. A dead to windward race
can bo plaited out and marked at the moment
of starting but either n triangular or square
course lakes lime to mark. Indeed ono of
the dead to windward races between the
Livonia and Columbia resolved Itself Into n
race both ways owing to a shift of wind after
the start and it would scarcely bo wise lo
make Iho risk greater of Ihls again happen
ing. Wo therefore think that the New I'ork
yacht club could not bring the America's
cup into disgrace by organizing a sort of pug
and greyhound race. It appears likely that
there will bo some clamoring that any future
British challenger should make use of our In
vention , "Iho ceulcr board. " The Americans
have had an almost exclusive monopoly of
Ihls British conlrlvancefor more than half n
century and have come to regard It of purely
American origin. With this amiable fable wo
will not quarrel nor do we think they can
blame us II wo again take up with a long dis
carded notion. Our countrymen nro now
naturally looking for a means to make the
winning of the cup moro easy and they are
( julto .instilled in asking the New Yoik yacht
club to abandon their Inside course. At the
same time it must bo remombeied thai nt
some future date we may desire to ask nn
American challenger to sail over the ordin
ary regatta course of one of our clubs and
what could wo say if our visitor objected.
New Shakes penrlan Literature.
tCojiyrfuilSS7 / , fci ; James Gonlon llcnnctt. ]
LONDON , Oct. 8. | Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the Bnv.l : As n relief to
the Irish contentions and rumors of war , an
Important literary sensation Is announced
to-day Uy the Messrs. BlacK , who state lhat
they expect to Issue on November 15 , the
first of the eight volumes of Shakespeare ,
which Henry Irving and Frank Marshall ,
the dramatist have been n long time collab
orating. As lirst cabled to the Herald , Mr.
Irving contributes nn Introduction , thoobjcct
of which Is to show thai Shakespeato was a
practical playwright , and his plays designed
above all things , for stage exhibition. Each
play is printed so as to bo an acting edition.
A line on the margin indicates the passages
which Mr. Irving thinks are not essential
for public or private reprcsentalion. The
Introduction Is divided into tluco sections.
The Hist takes up the literary history of the
play ; the second , its stage history , giving
some account of the chief occasions on
which It has been performed wllh the
names of Iho principal actors ; the third con
sists of critical remark's on the subject of the
construction and characters of the play , with
nn estimate ns to its incuts as compared with
others ot Shakespeare's diamas. The notes
to the plaj's are numeious and difficult pis-
sages tiding discussed and explained , many
points are made clear thai have been lett un
touched by former commentaries. Hare
words and phrarcs nro illustrated by quota
tions from Shakspcaro himself or his con
temporaries and passages from the old
wiiter.s , whoiiavu furnlbhed Iho poet with
some of his materials , are often reproduced
verbatim. The notes to the plays In which
historical personages l rgely llgurc , com
prise brief biographical accounts of them.
The moro Important notes are placed at the
end of each play , but there are also many
fool note ? given on Iho pages below Iho text.
They compilso the explanation of words
which arc obsolete , or used In peculiar sig
nifications , also translations of Latin ,
French , Italian or other foreign words em-
ployed.Toeachplav Is appended a listof words
that occur only In thnt piny , n feature lhat
has a very Interesting bearing on the llter-
nluro al various jicrlods of Ills caicer and ,
indirectly , on the question he Is being the
joint author only , of some of the nlnys.
Each play Is also furnished with an atlas
showing the probable period of time covered
by each scene and act and the length of anv
intervals supposed lo elapse in Iho course
of the representation. The illustrations
have been drawn expressly for this edition
by Gordon Brown and nro reproduced In
facsimile of the original drawing. Thoj
wil ! Consist of thirty-seven full page etchings
representing one or KOTO Important scenes
in each play ami ftbovo Ihe hundred am
fitly designs are placed In the te\tnt the
passages they Illustrate. In further lllustr.i
lion sketch maps will accompany cerlalu
plays , showing the countries In which , am
the chief places where , the action is ( .op
posed to o > ; cur. It will thus be sect
that this is n most important addltloi
lo bhukespeariau literature , supnosvi
0 have been exhausted as to
lovelty. The edition will also refer to the
discussion recanting Uio Baconian Shako-
ipcaro which has rcccnlly been started as If
1 was something now > whereas , when
vhcn Bacon's name was first statled thirty
ears aeo , under the editorship of George
Yllllam Curtis , the matter was exhaustively
dissected pro and con and also by n book
published In St. Louis by ono of its lawyers
nnd nlso by Iho Herald of that period. An
other edition deluxe ot Shakespeare , Is lasti
ng by Afossrs. Cossell , called the "Inter
national Shakespeare. " The October num
ber covers "Henry IV. " "As You Ltko It"
vlll tollow next month. Each volume costs
3,10s here. Dr. Furnivall announces that
10 has In press for his Shakespeare quarto
series , fac simtlics ot the first editions of
'Tho Contenllon , " 1594 ; "The True
I'raccdy , " 1W > , and "Tho Troublesome
feign of KlngJohn.'MS'Jl.
DIckonH SalU For New York.
( .Copl/ifuM / 1887 l > iiJatncs Gonlon JJcmirtM
LONDON , Oct. 8. | Now York llerald Uablo
Special to the Uii : : . ] Chnrlrs Dickens
sailed on the Auranla Ihls afternoon on ills
reading lour In America. Many ot his friends
nro accompanying him lo Liverpool. Ho
cave n reading l\\o evenings ago before Iho
Beik Institute , usine ono ot his father's
'prompt books , " as It may bo termed. Judg-
ng only liy the attention nt some
Jtucs and the applause nt other
lues given by the audience , ho has
llttlo reason to apprehend failuio In Ids new
leld. Ho modestly asked an A met lean , who
; ias been a resident hero lor some years and
who Is widely know n In the states , for letters
of Intioductlon. The eentlemau replied that
such a request Implies that Americans have
short memories. "Your llnr-ago Is your best
ntroduction and renders letters superfluous
Besides , all the journalists will at once re
ceive the editor of All the 1'ear Hound.1
ll Brots as a Wound llenler.
PAitis Oct. 8. Count Von Munster , Ger
man ambassador , lias requested Flourcns
to convoy to Lieutenant Wagen the regrets
of the German government for his sufter-
Ings. Lieutenant Wagen was ono of the
l > arty of Fionch sportsmen lired upon by
the Gorman frontier guard and severely
Support OlToroil the lyoril Mayor.
DOIILIN , Oct. 8. Lord Mayor Sullivan , in
his paper , conllnues lo publish roporls of
proceedings of suppressed branches of Iho
league. The National mentions aj an Indi
cation of the support uuon which It can
count In detente ot the libcrly of the press ,
that several Influential English nnd Scotch
newspaper proprletois l.avo otfcred the use
of their premises , machinery and stair If the
government closes the National ollico In
Peasants Devoured Hy AVolvos.
BUCIIAIIEST , Oct. 8. Twelve peasants
who left the town of Pilestlat , slxty-threo
miles uorlhwest of Ihls clly , lo destroy the
wolves which intest the district , were over
powered by the ferocious beasls and seven of
them weio devoured. The remaining live
escaped , bodly mnnglcd.
Their IMcetliiu In Union Square
DroaKs Up In n Itow.
Nr.w YOHK , Oct. 8. The progressive labor
party held a mectlnir to-night In Union
square to ratify the state ticket. On reaching
the plaza they found the gas jots not llehted
A bitter wrangle followed over this and the
refusal ot the police to allow their
speakers to occupy the usual platform.
This was finally conceded , however , and
speeches were made by Shevlteh , lllnton ,
Hall and others , denouncing the action of
the police. While the speaking was In
progress a row occurred on the outskirts of
the crowd and the police atlacked a portion
of it , severely clubbing some. Them was a
stampcdoof Iho crowd and In n mlnulo Iho
platform was almost deserted. Colonel lllnton
cried out , "We will tesl Ihls in the courts. "
The chairman called on the crowd lo dls-
pcrsn peaceably and the meetlnc adjourned ,
lllnton talked turther about the outrage , and
waving an American lias said ho was ready
to dlo under It. A female socialist on the
platform when Iho policemen said the speak.
Ing must stop , cried out that they would
speak anyway. The police finally
decided that the meeting might
continue and the ointois continued
lo denounce Ihe police. Police Captain
llellly recietted Itio conflict , which was
caused by a misapptelienslon. Ho had sent
twenty men to the meeting to pn'servo order
nnd n slight row occurilng , the reserve squad
thought that their comrades woio being at
tacked and rushed to their assistance with
out orders.
New York Republicans Ratify.
NKW YOUK , Oct. 8. The republican club
of the city of Now York held n meeting lo-
night to ratify the nominations made at Iho
Saratoga convention. Annng those on the
stage were Pacific Hallway Commissioner
Littler , Colonel Fred Grant ,
Jesse D. Granl , tMjssns S.
Grant and Scnalor Evarts. Suveral of the
spcakeis denounced the prohibitionists as
playing Into the hands of the democrats. In
answer to repeated calls , Colonel Grant said :
"You know my speeches nro always bhort ,
but 1 want to ay how proud 1 am lo hear Iho
name which you nave honored , and should I
bo elecled I will faithfully perform Iho duties
Imposed upon me. "
A Virginia , liiduro Urines the Attorney
General Up AVIih a Sh-trp Turn.
HICJI.MOND , Va. , Oct. 8. In the United
States c'icult court to-day Judge Bond lined
Atlornoy General Ayres 5100 for bringing
suits under the law known ns the "coupon
crusher' ' In disobedience of Ins Injunction
order , and committed him to the cuslo ly of
thu marshal until thu line Is paid. Ho also
lined the commonwealth's attorneys ot
Farqiiler and London counties lor disobey
ing the same order , and committed them
until the lines weiu paid. The suits brought
are dismissed.
Attorney General Ayres nnd Common
wealth AUoinoy John M. Scott , of Karquer
county , remained In Iho custody of deputy
marshals until iu o'clock to-night , when they
were taken to Jail. They decided to adopt
that coin so rather than have the deputy mar
shals constantly dogging their footsteps , as
Judge Bond had ordered they Miould no In
actual and constructive custody. They pro
posii now , as soon as the iceord ran
bo made out. to apply to thn United States
supreme court for n writ of habeas corpus.
Governoi Leo visited them in jail to-night.
The International Knctimunenr.
CIIKJAOO , Oct. S. The day at the military
encampment was devoted to drills and a
sham battle. The prl/.e ? will bo awarded on
the Wth. From present Itullcalions the LouIsville -
Isvillo legion will ctptuio tlm battalion pri/o
of : t,5'Ji ( , tlio Toledo cadets thu company
i rl/o of 55,000 and thn .Milwaukee bniierv of
nrtlllery thn DiUoot f'J.ftOO. ' The contest be
tween the Cleveland and Mllwaiikeo lioops
was so close thnt It Is not possible to make
an estimate. Thu depiitures from camp nro
assuming kit gu proportions.
ThoTrouhlo With thu Crown.
CHOW AOIINCV , Mont , , Oct. A The fol
lowers of the young malcontent chief now
number from one hundred and fifty to two
hundred and are increasing every day. Ar
rests aiodelaycd. A report which is causing
much excitement and augments the war
dancing and medicine making , U lo the
filed lhat Iho InmU of Piegnns nro on a re
taliating expedition against the Crows.
AH a Riinx ,
Ilmu.F.v , WIs. , Oct. 8. The story nbout
fimiipir the bodies of f > e\ou men behind n
cablu In { ho woods near here Is a hoax.
This Threatens to Bo the Fata of Trade in
the United States.
How Gould's Purchase oftho B , * O ,
Telegraph System li Recanted by
Two Great Journals An Ap
palling Outlook.
Thn Financial ( Jnrrnlor.
NEW YOUK , Oct. 8. Hie following will np
pcnr ns the lending cilltorlnl nrtlclo In to
narrow's Sun : The Times Ihls morning in-
.Imated tlmt the Western Un'lon will not gel
Ho Balllmoro & Ohio Telegraph company
jccnuso Mr. Onrrctt will oppose the transfer ,
Air. Garrett Is powerless In the matter , If foi
10 other reason limn thai Gould has no othoi
competitor for the property , nml Innsmuuhns
ts sale Is compulsory mid ho Is the onlj pur <
chaser , it must go to him. Air. Gould , until
n few days since , had a competitor for It In
.ho shape of western association of business
neu who wcro willing to glvo a higher
irlco than Mr. Gould has paid ,
jut the sharp practice \ > hlch has
suddenly taken the property out of
: ho market lias mndo It impossible to proceed
rurther In thu iimtter , even If legal anil prac
ticable oppoitumty were still available ,
which Is ( louttful. ) The establishment of the
Western Union In undisputed monopoly of
so great and vital a public nenleo ns thn tel
egraph , will not bo loviowcd with oltherjcon-
tunt or resignation by the public. Thu dis
trust of ( iould aud Ins associates , and the
suspicion that attaches to their methods and
practices are too profound and too well
rooted In the public mlud to admit of such
men being accepted as trustees of n great
public seivlco.Voshould not bo piepnrod
to Intrust ( iould and his colleagues with the
administration of the postal system ot our
country. it would Imply In public
estimation n grave calamity. And yet
Ills administration of telegraph Is
IIKolv to bo much moro tircjudlclal
to ] > ubllc and pilvato Interests than his ad
ministration of the postal system could pos
sibly bo. It Is a lone latin that has no turn
ing , Jint It may as well bo understood now as
later that the government of ; ho United
States shall not acqulio the telegraphs ot
country , aud that no machinations of Mr.
Gould , and no oppression of Individuals ,
public or pilvatc , will in or blackmail or
coerce the people of this country Into con
senting that the Western Union shall lie un
loaded upon the government. And there
will bo other aud Independent telegraphs
Another Opinion.
CHICAGO , Oct. 8. The Journal this even
ing says , cdltoilally : Tl.o apparent lacttlmt
the sale of the Baltimore & Ohio telegraph to
Jay Could has been consumatcd Is calculated
to excite the gras-est apprehensions In regard -
gard to the money power that one man may
possess. The telegraphs of the country con.
voy intelligence roeaiding every transaction
In business , uu-ry act ot government , uvory
movement In politics , o\ cry Important per
sonal and domestic relation. With a telo-
craphlc key boaul In Jay ( iould's baelc office ,
ho will ha\o his linger on every piilsvlion
of trade , of finance , of politics ofi
olllclal action and ot domestic life. Ho who
shall own the telegraphs ot the country eau
advance or depress prices by which
thousands or millions may be ruined In an
hour ; ho may contiol thu government Use I ;
his evil or unclean presence may bo felt In
every home. Possibly 0110 man might not
abuse this stupendous grasp on the vitals of
the country , but other mnn would , unit It Is
too great a dancer to foresee with com
placency. It Is evident that If competition
and all Its results are to bo excluded from
the private administration of such ngieat
public service as the telegraphs , the govern
ment must Intervene for the protection of the
people , lint the United States should not
buy existing linos. Telegraph lines could bo
established to every point reached by West
ern Union , ovorevery railwayand jiostroad.
for a ono-tonth part of the nominal value of
Jay Gould's combination , A tclegiaph olllco
could bo placed In every Important postollleo
ami at o\cry railway station In the country
for a sum ot money that would not sensibly
rcdueu the burplus In the United States
tieasury. The woik should bo undertnknn
at once , unless monopoly removes and keeps
Its greedy and oppressive bands oil Irom ex
isting lines.
Printers Anticipate n DiHchargo and
Walk Out.
I'oiiTi-ANi ) , Ore. , Oct. 6 The printers In
all the job ollices struck heie this afternoon ,
they having learned that the employers
would discharge the mun who did not recede
from the demand for iilno hours work after
November 1.
The KnlKlitH and the Standard.
MiNNKAi'oi.tR , Oct. 8. When the Knights
of Labor convention opened this morning
Thomas II. Lo\\rey , of Bradford , Pa. , hail
the rules suspnmlcd in order to read an ap
peal on behalf of the Knights of Labor Co
operative Oil Ue lining comuany as against
the Standard Oil monopoly. The appeal de
clared that at the late the Standard Oil
monopoly have been able to crush out all
competitors In the past ten years , they will ,
unless snmo system of restialnt can bo
adopted , own or contiol in twenty yeara
three-fourths ot nil the railroads and manu-
lacturlng interests In the United States.
A Pioneer Accidentally Killed.
UAI-ID CITV , Dak. , Oct. 8. [ Special Teler
gram to the Hinj. : John Dunn started for
his home , about olght miles from town , last
night In a wagon , paitially Intoxicated. Ills
body was found by the loadsldo this morning
with the right sldo of his skull crushed. The
team had inn away and thrown him out.
The coroner's Juiy returned \ordlctof ac
cidental death. Dunn was a uloncer , coming
to the Hlack Hills in IhTO. Ho had no family
or relath es In this region. During the after
noon before his deatn , In conversation ho
.said ho had watched old tlmcis dying and
s.ild ho thought hlt > turn would conic next.
In less than elcht hours ho was dead.
Qiiiirniuinlni ; AgainHt Cholera.
NJW : YOUK , Oct. 8. A cable Horn Merida ,
Mc\- . , says that that port has been closed
against the United States on account
of the epidemic of cholera In Now York.
No additional deaths wcro reported to the
the quarantine coiiimlssloneiH to-day. 'Jho
agents of the Alosla. which brought the
cholera over , sav that her misfortune has n
discouraging ollect on Italian Immigration
to this co untiy.
A KnnsnH Itnnol in in Hlclpw.
TOIT.KA , Kan. , Oct. 8. Considerable of a
sensation was created here by the announce
ment that 1'ranlc Jackson , the well-known
stockman of the famous Maple. Hill Inn
.stock fin in had made a hasty assignment and
hklpped out lor Canada or MIIIIO unknown
unmoio congenial place than Topitka. Ilia
ll/hlldluh are placed at sW.OJO. Ills father
Is the heaviest loser.
KlinPitinkurM I'ol'itso to Ho Rank.
Pnii.ADr.i.i'iiiA , Oct. 8. The striking
haud-sewod shoemakers refused to return to
work to-day In spite ot thu orders of district
assembly No. 70. The Manufacturers' asso
ciation has passed lesolutlons that unless
district assembly No. 70 suspends the striking
local assembly , a general lockout will bo
declared , throwing out 6,000 hands.
Strnmhoat ( Sailor Explosion.
NASIIVII.M : , Tenn , , Oct. 8. By the cr
plosion of a holler of the steamer Paducah at
Now Hyde's ferry bridge this morning ,
Thomas Ttenpard , the engineer , wrs killed.
.Moigan \ . Carpenter had lei : binkon uuu.
others were moro 01 leib brubtd.