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Ho Rofora to the Scandal AfToctlug
the Imperial Family.
The Emperor's Coronation Expected
to Take Place in January.
Family Differences Settled Through
the Efforts of Victoria.
HlHinnrok'H Kant African Policy The
Constitutional Crisis In Aus
tria Poles Hopeful of Ob-
mining Autonomy.
William's llcturn.
( Coi ) ) ) ; tuM IkfS l > ) t A'cio York Awnctattil
BiiiuN , Oct. 27. A munlclpnl deputation
In waiting upon the Emperor William to-diiy
presented an address of welcome on the oc
casion of his return homo and were startled
by sonic emphatic remarks , in the course of
the emperor's reply , on the scandal and gos
sip of the press affecting the Imperial family. ,
The deputation requested permission to erect
on the Schloss platin memory of the em
peror's visit to Vienna and Homo , a fountain
designed by Prof. Begas , the artist. The
emperor expressed his gratification and in
terest In the undertaking. The people of
Merlin , no said , had followed Ins journeys
and knew that the friendly reception which
* met with every wliere was not intended
u..y for himself , but for the German empire.
For the pleasant surprise which the municipal
representatives prepared for him lie thanked
them all ; much more for the reason that It
happened to como on the day when the
church of the Holy Ghost , In which his fa
ther , the Emperor Frederick , hud always
shown the greatest Interest , was consecrated.
The emperor expressed the hope that ho
would soon sco more such line churches
erected in Berlin. Ho trusted that his Jour-
neyings would have the best results for the
empire. Ho had learned with regret that
during his absence , while using Ills best ef
forts for the Interests of the empire , disputes
had arisen in the llerlin press regarding
the affairs of members of his own family.
Attacks were inndo such ns would
not be tolerated by nor permitted against any
private individual. IIo requested the depu
tation to do their utmost to put a stop to the
unseemly discussion , as it concerned them all.
Ho desired to live among the people of Merlin
n a Herllncr. Ho relied upon the represent
atives of the capital to respond to that do-
None of the members ventured to make
any remark upon the emperor's unexpected
reproaches. Even if etiquette had allowed
It , they were too much amarcd to respond.
The emperor spoke In a quiet tonewhich was
utterly devoid of nngor , but his words and
manner left the impression that ho felt
acutely the attacks that had been made.
After retiring from the presence of the
emperor the municipal authorities considered
the purport of the emperor's remarks. Sev
eral of the ofUclals professed their inabfity
to comprehend his meaning , though it was
obvious the emperor had spoken very seri
ously. Mayor Forckorbeek afterwards saw
the chief of the emperor's civil court and i o-
qucstcd him to give sotno of the emperor's
.Prior to the receiving of the deputation
the emperor and empress were present at
the consecration of the church of the Holy
Ghost , which was founded by Frederick.
The church it near the Belle Alliance platz ,
and when finished will bo ono of
the flncst edifices in Merlin. The
Prince and Princess of Snxc-Melncngcn , the
Princess Frederick Charles , Prince Leopold ,
the ministers of state , and the clvlo authori
ties appeared at the ceremony. Architect
Ot7cn read an address to the emperor , who ,
in i cplv , expressed the pleasure ho derived
from being presented a spot bearing evidence
of Ills father's activity in good works. The
ex-empress visited the church on Wednesday ,
accompanied by her daughter , Victoria. Pas
tor Stage took them over the building.
On coming to the altar erected by Fred-
ericit and herself , beside which a black mnr-
blo tablet records the fact that the Grown
Prince Frederick laid the foundation stone
in April , 1885 , the empress burst Into tears.
To-morrow Emperor William will
po to Frlcderihruho , whrro ho
will spend the night and proceed to Hum-
burg. Count Herbert Mismurck and Minis
ters Von Hoettlehor , Von Gosslcr , Von
Scholz , HCIT Furth and Von Schlllendort
nnd Admiral Von Monts will accompany him.
General Von Moltke , who celebrated his
eighty-eighth birthday yesterday , Is also ex
pected to make ono of the party. A report
llmls credence that the emperor will confer
with Prince Hismarck over a project for his
majesty's coronation on the ISth of January ,
the anniversary of the date upon which King
William was created emperor at Versailles.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria , idr
King Humbert , nnd all the chiefs of thoGcr-
jnan states , it is said , will bo present at the
ceremony , which will bo mndo a great function ,
tion In confirming the triple alliance and
glorifying the German unity.
Empress Frederick has dollnitely arranged
to go to Windsor on the llth prox. , and
thcnco direct to Italy , returning to Germany
in May , when the Uts Villa Heis , her new
summer resilience in the Tannus mountains ,
will bo ready for occupancy. The grounds
of the villa have been immensely enlarged
by the purojaso of the extensive lands of the i ?
Villa Huttenlehncr. The princesses will the empress to England , the
family differences having boon finally ar-
langcd under the management of Queen
Victoria of England , who has been in direct !
communication with the Emperor William
and has used her influence to effect a con
ciliation all around.
The progress of the landtag electoral cam'
) nil ii promises still bettor for the national
- liberals. The divergence of the nationals
from the conservatives is becoming greater.
The progrt'sslsts have decided to support the
candidates of the national liberals Inovci
, thlrt.v districts. In Hie First district of ; or.r
lin the national liberals and free conscrva
tlvos unite to elect Count Douglas , who aap
ccpts the candidature with a fair chance iQf
SimUpy being the tenth anniversary of the
ruichstng's hxw of repression against the so
ciallbts , .tho order seized the occasior
to aunouncq the Issuq of the Denk
. qchrift , a paper prepared1 by the Mead . .
eraol the party expressly to show tin
futility of goYcrniaeul' * edict * . Out the
pollco prevented Its publication. The social
ists resorted to placards , which were posted !
everywhere In Merlin and other centers , de
claring that the anniversary was not a day
for mourning , but rather a celebration of the
victorious vitality of socialism. The
Deukschrift , however , privately circulates ,
despite the efforts of the pollco to suppress It.
Prince Mismarck's policy with reference
to East Africa becomes clear , his overtures
to the English , Hclglan Jand Italian govern
ments , tending to result in combined action
against the slave traders of Central
Africa. A conference Is probable , In which
Franco will bo invited to Join to arrange for
the forcible suppiession of the Arab
slave trade. The plan Involves a simultane
ous slavery crushing expedition from the
Congo state and the Mritlsh nnd German
East African territories. The North German
Ga/ctlo declares that the Moslem slave trade
Is extending its resources to such n degree
that no single nation will suffice to suppress
It , and that only by co-operation can the
civilbed nations succeed in suppressing n
traffic which Is a disgrace to the century.
The North Gorman Gazette Is confident that
the German and English people will prove
equal to the task imposed upon them by the
sacred pi n 'Iples of religion and humanity.
Ihe constitutional crisis in Austria has a
period of pause , but below the surface of
calm the agitation increases. The order Is
sued oy the marshal of the imperial court
that documents relating to the coronation of
the kings of Bohemia bo collected and ques
tioned Is considered to indicate Count von
Taafe's intention to advise Emperor Francis
Joseph to accede to the C/eehs1 demands.
The Mohctniam-Gorman Prince of Clary and
AlctHngcn has been trying to effect a com
promise between the Germans nnd the
C/cchs. According to the proposition sub
mitted the coronation will bo purely relig
ious ceremony , Involving no re-establishment
of the constitutional rights of the Mono-
mians. The proposal pleases nobody. The
Czechs' refusal to surrender their historic
rights the Germans consider would lead
the way to the triumph of Bohemian autono
my , Including Moravia and Silesea. In the
meantime the clerical party keeps more quiet.
Since their representative , Herr Schocnvorn ,
has entered Count von Taafe's cabinet as
minister of justice the clerical C/ech hostility
has abated. A notable instance of this Is
shown in Prince Lichtcnstoin's assenting , It
is said , at Emperor Francis Joseph's personal
request , to n postponement of the clerical
school bill until next year. The bill , which
commits the control of the public schools to
the clergy , would receive a majority in the
rcichrath If the cabinet Insisted upon its
passage , but would leave Count von Taafo
uncertain of the support of the coalition ,
leading to his speedy downfall.
With the promised dawn of success for the
Czech agitation the Galician Poles are hope
ful of obtaining in their turn sotno form of
autonomy. The Cracow and Lomberg papers
discuss the relation of the titular kingdom of
Todomeria-Galicia and thoerowning of Fran
cis Joseph at Lcmbcrg.
The tendency of Count Von Taafco's policy
toward the federalbatlon of Austria-Hun
gary is watched with the keenest interest
here. The matter already threatens to em
barrass the alliance. A federal Austriawith
Germs , Czechs , Poles , Magyars , Kuthenians
and Slavonians In cat and dog discord , could
not bo a reliable factor in the alliance.
The number of the Munich Neusto Nach-
orichtcn , In which an attack was made upon
the publication of the present Hfo of the
king of Wurtemberg. has been suppressed.
The paper charges him with submitting to
the disastrous influence of n member of the
American legation at Stuttgart , and says the
American , with two follow countrymen as
accomplices , gave spiritualist seances at
which the king was introduced to the ghosts
of his ancestors. The foreigners , the paper
declares , have drawn ruinous sums from the
royal exchequer and are turning the king
into a crank. The Nachrlchten practically
advices the kind to abdicate.
The wife and son of Prof , Gcffcken , who
was arrested for furnishing the Deutsche
Kundschan with extracts from Emperor
Frederick's diary , are allowed to visit him
at Moabit , where ho Is Imprisoned.
Tlio Czechs Want Homo llulo For Bo-
1SSS hiJama ( Jordan Jtcnnett.1
VICSSA , Oct. 2"New [ York Herald Coble.
Special to Tun Hci.l-Our : dual govern
ment Is threatened with n homo rule crisis ,
which , now that the roichstrath has been
convened , it Is thought hero may result in
the fall of the Taaffo ministry and a disso
lution of the chamber , thus fulfilling what
was foreshadowed by the curt treatment of
the Austrian premier by the German cm-
pnror a fortnight ago. Homo rule is sought
by the Czech nationality. They have long
claimed autonomy for Bohemia and long toseo
her with Moravia united under ono hcptre
anil an independent state , forming a third
and now constituent part of the empire. The
Czechs in Bohemia and elsewhere arc hostile
to the German interests , which Count Taaft'o
has also offended. IJls favoritism of Czech
aspirations lias also alienated Hungarian
sympathy. The pivot on which the fate of
the Taaffo ministry turns will bo the new
military bill , the object of which is to intro
duce into Austin-Hungary recent German
military arrangements whereby the
army estimates and the number of
recruits are determined long in ad
vance , thus causing the Austrian
parliament to lose control of the military
budgets. Count Taaffo favors the bill. In
order to pass ii must obtain the votes of two-
thirds of the rciehstag , not n mere majority.
So between the opponents of the bill and the
opponents of homo rule , who seem resolved
to combine , a now ministry is Imminent. A
crisis has often been threatened , but now It
is really ripening and well worth watching.
MIDSUM M Kit W F AT li 13 K.
, Paris Now En.joyliiK What Klin Lacked
Several Months A no.
[ Copj/rfyM ISSSby Jamta Gordon
PAIIIS , Oct. 27. [ Now York Herald Cable I
Special to TUB BEn.l Wonro in midsum-
mcr again. The thermometer nt noon to-day
registered 78 = in the shade. Open victorias ,
June dresses nnd sunshades are again to the
fore. All Paris is living , dining , driving and
walking in the open air. Yesterday after
noon wtulo ivalking in the Avenue du Hois
do Uologno I mot Admiral Mouchcz , director
of the Paris obwrvatory. I remarked to the l
admiral :
- "Tho weather seems simply gone mad. We
had no summer at all this year ,
and now , when it Is nearly winter ,
wo are plunged into almost tropical
temperature. Can you explain III"
Admiral Ncuchez said : "No , I can give no
- explanation based on scientific data that
- has been investigated and thoroughly tested , ,
- !
hut as a suggestion , or as a guess , I think
that these unprecedented changes nro duo to
some cosmic convulsion that temporarily
diverted the gulf stream further from our
- coasts during the summer'and that now the
stream , in reverting to its former position ,
has bruucht with it a superabundance in.of
warmed atinoeuhcre. "
Such is the admiral's theory , but he , as
wen us everyone else , seems bewildered l\y t
I this uuexpccUU uuiuitr ,
T TYTOTr 4 A"P f * i PrPTT P
The Latest Sensation in the Paris
Criminal Courts.
French Fiction Outdone By a Case
in Real Life.
Extraordinary Adventures of a Man
of Royal Blood.
The Heart of a Butcher nnd the
Manners of Don Junii Cruel
Murder of Marie
Prnir/.Ini Outdone.
| Cop/l/M | ) ( / 1SS9 lii/Jiimcs ftonlmi HsiwfM
PAHIS , Oct. ST. fNew York Herald Cable
Special to TUB MEB.I Prado , the myste
rious Prado , the assassin of Marie Aquitant ,
the extraordinary Count Linskn do Castillon ,
whoso exploits have for the past six months
provided Paris with an ever varying series of
sensations , will bo tried November 5 nt the
seine nssl/cs. Never did Gaboriau nor Pon-
son do Terrail evolve from their prolific brains
a hero of romance with a moro strongly
adventurous career than Prado , Count
Llnska do Cusillon. Ono day a grand
seigneur , next day a chevalier d'mdustrio ,
next day an officer in the army of Don
Carlos , next day a Don Juan of the public
cross roads , then a robber nnd now nn as
sassin. Prado will appear in the prisoners'
dock nt the head of fifty-live , the ctat major
oftheadvcnturcrsnndfcmmcsgalantcs , Jose ,
Garcia , Uoberto , Andrccs , y'Bancz , Lorenzo ,
Encarnacion , Prides and the women Pable ,
Eugenic , Forcsticr , Varlay , Mauricette ,
Marguritc , CoUronneaut and Mathildo Ar-
gele , Doucl.
Although volumes have been written about
the assassin of Marie Aguitart , Prado still
remains n mystery , an enigma. For three
years M. Fulcimalgne , substlt du proeurour
general , has worked at the dossier of Prado
and with unremitting toil has unravelled the
strange thread of his cancer. Mr. Falcl-
maigno has now drawn up the acts d'accusa
tion nnd to-day the Herald is indebted to the
publisher of this judicial document that will
long bo remembered in the annals of French
criminal Jurisprudence.
At 10 o'clock in the evening of the
3HH of last November a man
was arrested on the banks of
the Seine near the Qual do la Conferanco for
having committed an audacious robbery ,
after having wounded a policeman with a
revolver. This man was Linska do Castil-
Ian. Ho gave his name , however , as Prado
y'Uibo. This name was false ns wcro also
the names of Mcndoza and Grasset that ho
had successively called himself. The
inuno Llnska do Castillan is in
fact inscribed in the registry of the last mar
riage that ho made at Madrid , November 1 ,
1SS7 , and also In the uctc do maissanco of his
child whoso mother was a woman named
Couronneau at Bordeaux , but ho himself ex
plains that this marriage was celebrated
by the use of forged papers. In con
sequence his etat civil is unknown , although
it is strongly believed that he is a son of Na
poleon and that his mother wus a lady o
lionor nt the court of the emperor. Mu
what is certain is that In 1SCS ho went to
school , ho then being thirteen years old , nt
Gigon , and that an elderly lady , who was
always dressed in black , but wh
has now mysteriously disappeared , used 1
to have charge of him. It win 3
then ho committed his first crime by i ebbing
his mother of her Jewels nnd running away
Ho then traveled around the world. HI
stopped at Mosamblquc , at Calcutta , at Hoiif.
Cong , at Haytl and San Francisco and re
muincd for several months in New York in
15 > 72. Ho was a lieutenant in the army eDen
Don Carlos. Ho profited by n ten days' '
leave of absence to cross the fron
tier into Franco and consumato a rob
bery of 8,000 francs and rejoined th
army In time to distinguish himself at th <
sloge of San Scbastien. During the siege ho
was taken prisoner and sentenced to be shot ,
but the daughter of the governor of San So-
bastion , whom ho had seduced , saved his life.
Ho was afterwards badly wounded nt the
battle of Sommorostro and was carried
in an ambulance to a hospital , whore
ho was nursed by a sister of char
ity of St. Vincent do Paul. Ho
seduced the sister of charity who
was a near relative of the Duke of Norfolk.
Ho afterwards married her and made n tour
with her to Jerusalem , Palestine , Syria and
Egypt. He brought his wife back to Naples
in a dying condition , and she died at Iscbla.
It is believed that ho poisoned her. Prado
then went to Savonna , where he dis
tinguished himself by robbing in broad day
light and in ono of 3 the most
frequented streets of the city 30,000 francs
worth of jewelry. Two hours afterwards ho
disposed of the jewels and returned to Eu
rope. After having taken part in the last
campaigns of the Cat-list's insurrections ho
went to Peru. At Lima , ho married a woman
of excellent family who brought him a dowry
1,200,100 francs. By this wife ho had ono
child who died young. His wife also
died very suddenly. On the day
of his wife's funeral he lost 400,000 francs in
a game of poker. Chased out of Lima in.V >
the indignant relatives of his wife , ho ro-
tuinod to Lisbon. Ho then made a voyage
of discovery to Mozambique and Madagascar.
Ho wroto. accounts of his travels tod.
the royal geographical society nt Madrid.
Ne\t year ho returned to Madrid and opened
a gambling house there. In one night
he won 200,000 francs by means of a false
roulette table. "This , " Prado said , "is the
only money that I over earned with real
pleasure , for on that occasion I robbed the
robbers themselves. " In a few days ho
spent all his money and by making love to i aim
Spanish marchioness of eighty years of age ,
hosuccccded in getting her to make him
presents worth 0,000 francs. In
1ST9 ho met at San Sebastion
a beautiful Spanish lady named Dolores
Garocs G. Marilla who is descended from >
the kings of Aragon , and on the 1st of toho
vcmbor ho married her at Madrid. She
brought with her a dowry of 170,000 francs ,
This wife is still living in Madrid in a garret
in the most cruel misery. In alettcr to hong
procureur general she relates a heartrending
tale of how Prado seduced her , married her ,
btole her property and brutally maltreated hci
. and ilnally abandoned her in the gutter ,
In liS3 Prado. left Spain and came to live in
Paris , } Ie became a cb m.hV ami sniodl ed ]
- .
Monsieur Knmus , a iMirtner in a scheme for
the chemical disinfection of the Paris hospi
tal , out of all his money. Ho seduced , whllo
in Paris , a jouno flllo du monde and after
other adventures of the same kind he lived
maritally with a woman named Eugenic For-
restler Varley , who for three months hail
been separated from her husband , This
woman became passionately fond of htm nnd
gave him all her money. At this time his
entire property consisted of the clothes ho
had on and three shirts ,
It was whllo ho won living with Madame
Vuilay that the terrible murder Marie
Agultant became the sensation of Paris.
Marie Agultant was murdered on the night
of January II , 18SO. In the third story of No.
52 rue .Caumartln. Marie Agultunt was a
fcmmo gulnnto. She cohabited in lbS(5 (
with a man named Cles , the secretary
of Parisian club , but as Monsieur Bles
never came homo _ before 4 o'clock
In the morning Marie Aguitant profited by
this to pass her evenings at the Cafe Amer
ican or at the Eden theatre , whcnco she
ofter brouglu home with her to supper any
chance acquaintance , especially Americans
and English tourists. Marie Agultnnt had
saved up about 100,000 francs nnd hod some
splendid diamonds. She was in the habit
of showing these diamonds to her casual
acquaintances. When reproached with her
Imprudence she would exclaim : "The only
persons who are robbed nre those who con
ceal what they have. " On the 14th of Jan
uary Marie Aguitant was at the Eden the
ater. She was seen to leave theater with a
man in an English covert coat and wearing a
felt hat. She had often been seen in com
pany with this man , whom she called her
"petit American. " She returned with her
petit American to her apartment. A servant
girl , opened the door , lighted the lamp and
prepared the bedchamber. When the servant
girl retired Marie Agultant was nearly un
dressed. Prado , during that night , took
great pains to turn his back always to the
light RO that the servant girl was unable ,
when examined , to recall his features.
At 4 o'clock in the morning Mr. Mies came
home. Ho found the door open. Mies ,
revolver In hand , dashed into the bedroom
determined to kill the intruder. He stumbled
over something on the floor. This proved to
be the head of Marie Agultant severed com
pletely from the body. The trunk of the
corpse , covered only by a chemise , lay across
the fireplace. The carpet was completely
saturated with blood. A writing desk had
been burstcd open and Marie Agultant's
ready money , some 5,000 francs , and all her
jewels hud disappeared. That same night
Prado entered the 'apartment ' of Madame
Narlav , No. 11 Hue Baudln , and went to bed
as usual. Ho did not sleep , and during the
night continually got up to wash his hands.
While smoking a cigarette he said that a
woman had been murdered in Paris , and
that every one was talking about it , but at
this moment no living soul in Paris knew that
Marie Aquitant had been murdered
except Prado. Madame Nnrlay noticed
that Prado's arms and face bore traces
of deep scratches , apparently made by a
woman's linger nails. The next morning ho
got up early and put on his dressing gown.
In retiring to the .bedroom ho handed
Madame Varley a 100-fnuic banknote , which
had been cut by some Sharp instrument. Ho
said that ho had rcoefyod iffrcm a friend
staying at the Grind hotel , and that
the cut in the bank note had been
made by a custom house officer at
the frontier. Ho then took out another
bank note from IMS overcoat pocket and gave
it to Madame Varley. Ho then dressed him
self , and Madame Varley no'ticed that his
shirt sleeves and his overcoat were stained
with blood. When Madame Varley went
out as usual to buy breakfast , Prado told her
to bring with her a Petit Journal.
At 0 o'clock Madame Varlay re-ontered the
apartment and surprised Prado in the act of
burning his shirt in the kitchen stove. He
said : "I have reasons for doing this , but re
member that it is 'none of your business. " A
few moments after ho burnt up his boots in
the kitchen stOAC. Madame Varlay remon
strated with him for this because the
boots were new ones. At 4 o'clock ho
went out but he did not shave
himself ns usual. Ho said : "I have no
razor. I left my razor to be sharpened at
the barber shop. " Ho were his covert coat ,
his soft felt hat , and bis description corre
sponded then exactly with that of the man
seen in Marie Agultant's company the pre
vious evening at the Eden theater. At
Oo'clock ho came homoTigaln. Ho then were
a black suit of clothes , an olive green
overcoat and a tall silk hat. Ho said : "I
gave away my old clothes to a beggar. "
Prado and Madame Vurley dined at a res
taurant and Prado spoke In a joking way of
a murder that all Paris was now talking
about. Madame Varley reproached him for
joking in such a hard hearted way and
ho replied : "Oh its only ono
woman less in the world and plenty
moro will bo killed before long. "
The next day ho came home at G o'clock in
the evening after having been absent all the
afternoon. He was very feverish and said I
that he was obliged to leave at once for
Spain. IIo had no appetite and would not
touch some dainty dishes that madame
Varley bad prepared for him. My
Prado's orders Madame Varley packed 1
up all her batrgago and accom
panied him to ono of her friends
named y'Hanez. On the way Prado bought a
pair of trousers and at y'Mancz' rooms a i
valise half filled with wearing apparel I
awaited them. All three then went to the
Garo d'Orleans , where Prado bought n
ticket for Mordcaux. Madame Varluy ac
companied him aa far as Etnmpcs.
She was astonished at this sud
den departure tlmt resembled a 'flight
from Justice. She coijld not restrain herself
from saying : "Are you sure you have not
committed some crime ! You seem to be try
ing to escape frbni somebody. ' Prado
laughed at her and" called her a stupid
fool. She afterwards read in the pa
pers the description | of Marie Aquitant's
murderer and nearly fainted away when she
found that it exactly tallied In every
detail with that of hcr'lover. ' She soon af
terward received alctier from Prado dated
Madrid and Saragova 'promising her money.
Y'Oanez ono "day'Tinndcd her 400 francs ,
together with a fetter from Prado ) ,
telling her to rejoin him at Lisbon i ,
whence they would sail for America. "
Mut after this Madam' Varlay heard nothing
more of Prado. Prado afterwards met u
lady named Coucronean , at Hordcaux. She
was accompanied by her daughter , a charm
ing young girl named Mauricette , and Prado
fell head over heels in love with
Maiu-icetto. Ho oald that ho was
a Polish nobleman , that his narao
was Comto da Linska , nnd that he wished 10d ;
marry Mauricette , Mine. Coureanjan said
that It would take so-.uo time to have the
necessary raperj prepared for the marriage.
Two daj a afterward , Prado seduced Mauri-
cctto and ran up trcmendouj bills which
the mother p id. In September , Ib8) 5 ,
Mauricette Coyeronean became encientc. To
conceal her dlsgrec * her mother took her to
IAnconleuia I , \yjacro a fhlld wat > born , Prado
1 LC'tmtliiucxZ p tftce/ui Put/ / * . } '
' ' T-f\j t tZV. . " " * * * f r
Wurtomborg's Royal Scandal as It
Appeared In Print.
The King Under the Control of
Young Americans.
Ho Heaps Riches and Honors on the
The Prince's Weak Hrnln UnlmllnnceU
By the Spiritualistic Seances
Which the Foreigners
Eccentricities of Ilornlty.
fCopj/r/uit / ? ISSSbiiJiiinrs Gonlon I
MUNICH , Oct. 27. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to TUB HUE. ! A long article -
cle , under the heading "Ugly Hevelutions , "
appeared Tuesday in the Nuesto Nachrichj
ten , of Munich. It deals with a peculiar
state of affairs In Wurtemberg. Though no
names nre mentioned , the high personage re
ferred to can bo no other than the king of
Wurtembergwhoso eccentricities nnd friend
ship for several young Americans traveling
in Stuttgart have given rise to very serious
discontent among his subjects. His majesty
has squandered largo sums of money on the
strangers. This , and his mental condition ,
nro freely discussed among the people to
such nn extent even that ofllccrs and uniformed -
formed line officials avoid the table d'hotcs
and other places where the sovereign
is made the target of sharp criticism.
The word curatcl guardian has been pro
nounced , and only the fact that the king's
malady , consumption , promises to put an end
to his life before long , prevents the matter
being seriously agitated.
What complicates the matter is that the
heir presumptive to the throne , Pnnco Wil
liam , the king's nephew , bus himself shown
signs of n peculiar mental condition. Like
the king , ho avoids showing himself in public ,
and devotes his time to n few chosen favor
ites. While the king's marriage has never
been blessed with children , Prince William ,
who has twice married , has no children by
his second wife nnd but a daughter by his
first. My his death the throne reverts
to the ducal house of Wurtem
berg , the head of which is
a field marshal lieutenant in the
Austrian service. This branch of the royal
house is Koinan Catholic and a ruler of that
faith would scarcely bo acceptable to the
people , a large majority of whom , are pro-
The king's strong affection for an Ameri
can dentist living in Stuttgart , was some
years ago the subject of unkind comment in
'a number of German newspapers. The den
tist has since then boon Joined by a couple of
young American relatives of bright intelli
gence and pleasing manner. These young
men live In a magnificently furnished light
house , presented to them by the king , and
hero ho passes most of his time , ostensibly
in the investigation of spiritualistic phe
The gifts of money to the young Americans
have been so numerous and so great that the
king's exchequer has been depleted. Some
of his household are in arrears of pay
and the annual visit to Nice had to bo under
taken this year on a moro modest footing.
The late king , the present king's father ,
lived to a green old age. Ho had an aged
miltresso en litre to whom ho was
devoted , and for whom ho neglected his
excellent nnd popular wife. When ho
died the Stuttgart citizens very nearly
mobbed the house of the old king's innnm-
orata , who received notice soon afterwards
from the police that she had better quit the
country. The old king was noted for his
love of King Charles spaniels , and was al
ways accompanied by two or three of his
silKcn-carcd pets during his walks. More
eccentric still was his predecessor , the enor
mously stout king of Wurtemberg , who vis
ited Franco during the reign of Napoleon I. ,
and was ono of the partarro do rois who ap
plauded Talma.
"There are certain things , " begins the ar
ticle , "difficult to discuss In the columns of a
newspaper. They are bandied about from
one mouth to another nnd re-echo in the
drawing rooms or the beer house. Public
opinion or public discontent makes note of
them , but to sec them In black and white all
people are afraid. This accounts for the re-
serve maintained by the newspapers in the
capital of a neighboring state concerning matters -
tors widely discussed among the educated
classes there. This condition of affairs ex
isted in our own Mavarla not so very long
ago. For a newspaper to discuss what is
wrong In the surroundings of a prince is to
take hold of n red-hot iron , but a plain , frank ,
honorable exposure of a very much-to
bo-regretted state of affairs la better
than to abandon the field to calumny. We
have carefully sifted all the evidence and
have decided , after mature deliberation , to
give the public certiln facts that have oc
curred nt a neighboring court , whllo dis
cussing them with all tenderness nnd dell-
"Tho country where these events took
place is beautiful , rich and inhabited by a
bravo , industrious and intelligent people.
Its prince is ono f a race that has furnished
many illustrious names to German history.
Ho stood by Germany manfully In her great
struggle for unity. Trade and commerce ,
together with art and learning , flourished
during long years of his reign , but ago and
the fatal inio-ads of disease have estranged
him from a people whose devotion to
their princes is famed for centuries
in song and story. His beautiful capital
among the hill ho only visits for a brief por-
tion of the year. His summers ara passed in
u castle situated at tbo extreme southern
boundary of the dominion. His health
obliges him to pass his winters In France or
Italy. His malady causes him to avoid man
kind with the exception of those whom ho
admits to his Intimacy. Ho holds no com
munication with his ministers. Ills secretary
attends to all that. As the ministers are un-
lmi > cachable , both as to honesty and brains ,
the transaction of business has been carried
on without difficulty. Mut the people nro not
sure that all Is as it should bo , for tbo very
reason that they are so faithfully attached to
the monarchy. They miss the presence of
their prince among his subjects and tin Q )
splendor ofh < i court to stimulate trade , or
they attribute to Its absence the "distress ox-
stliigin thocjpltul.
"This feeling Is aggravated by the fact
that the guilty parties are ICrelgneri. B.ucb
_ , . _ .
fc n M I f + -r *
a ono , attached in a subordinate capacity
the agency of n foreign power , ill
some seven years ago to attract the attention
of the prince. The illustrious sufferer took n
lively interest In the handsome and Intelli
gent foreigner and appointed him as reader
nnd covered him orders , titles and presents ,
Other courts showed him similar favors.
Alone Emperor William withheld the honors
the stranger craved. Mefore long the prince
nnd the parvenue were inseparable , while a
real nobleman , a life-long companion and
confidant of the prince , was sent summarily
to right about.
"It must bo admitted that the new favor
ite did not abuse the advantages of his post-
tion. Ho refused to act as nn intermediary
Itti private matters , abstained from all Inter
ference In public ones. Mut it change came.
Two now faces were seen nt court. They
belonged to n couple of young men , country
men of the new favorite. How they came to
nv nb there no ono knows , but they soon capti
vated the king , who loaded them with favors.
These young gentlemen wcro by no means
modest In their desires. They asked for
and received very largo sums of money ,
which they soon squandered. And they had
hangers-on , whom they likewise sought to
benefit. The monarch presented them with
n magnificent house in the capital , borrowing
the money to build it from a wealthy manu
facturer. It Is hero , in this exquisitely fur
nished abode that the royal patron passes
most of his time when In the capital.
"Musy tongues have much to tell of mys
teries within those walls. Wo will confine
ourselves to mentioning that hero spiritual-
istlc j , seances are supposed to bo hold. This
takes ono back to the time of Frederick
William II. of Prussia , whoso minister , Von
Woelncrr , invoked apparitions to help secure
him his royal master's ' favor. At these
seances , that must have u most disastrous
effect upon the princj's delicate health , certain -
tain of his illustrious ancestors are alleged
to bo raised from the dead. Certain dlsd
tlnguished residents of the capital nro
pointed out as having taken part in these
unhallowed comedies. The effect of
them , however , on the prince is so
bad thatn a distinguished professor
from a neighboring university ,
who had been called in consultation , Insisted
on the instant departure of the two strati-
ecrs. This the latter agreed to do in consldt
oration of a certain sum of money , but
though they disappeared for a time , they returned -
turned us soon as the eminent physician had
quitted the bcdsido of the prince.
"This happened about u year ago , and ever
since the two foreigners have managed to
work themselves moro nnd moro Into the
confidence of the royal sufferer. They played
with his money at public gaming tables and
led such a luxurious existence that , the ex
penses of the royal household had
to bo cut down. A number of
royal horses were sold. The ex
penses of last winter's visit to Italy were
so enormous that they are not yet settled ,
and it becomes necessary to raise money by
mortgage. The inhabitants of the capital
consider the two strangers responsible for
this condition of royal financial embarrass
ment. Dissatisfaction is loudly manifest.
Government employes shun their friends in
order not to hear angry protests. Collections
are being taken up to celebrate tbo coming of
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the king's
ascension , and some very painful comments
have been the result. One of the strangers
is to bo ennobled. No newspaper printed in
the capital alludes to this with the exception
of a radical ono , whlo'i says that it is proof
of favor. It will scarcely appear in the
Staats-Anzelgcr or the Official Gazette , but
it is true nevertheless and awakens the most
curious feelings , nnd sorrowfully ono asks
one's self , 'How will it alf end ! '
"Unconsciously ono is reminded of the
state of affairs in Mavaria that ended in such
a mournful , such a terrible catastrophe.
That there Is a certain analogy between the
two cases cannot bi denied. "
Such are the uirly revelations of the article
in the Nuesto Nachrichten that causes pro
found emotion in Germany. The king's fa
vorites are all Americans.
A Military Man Who Admired FightIng -
Ing Phil.
[ Copur/oM / ISSSliu Juinex Gordon /JoiiieM
LONDON , Oct. 27. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tun MKE. ! I visited Sir
iScauclmmp Walker , 1C. C. M. , to-day , who
was with General Sheridan durinir the cam
paign of 1870 at Gravelotto and Sedan. Sir
Meauchanip was there as a spectator and as
an English military guest. I found he had
not yet read Scribner's magazine for Novem
ber. I handed him the substance of its arti
cle by the late General Sheridan as printed m
the European edition of the Herald. Ho ran
over the extracts with the greatest interest
and then said : "I knew General Sheridan
in the Franco-Prussian campaign. Wo all
agreed that ho was the most charming of
men. I was attached to the stuff of the
crown prince nnd ho to that of the king ,
wherefore we were generally in different
parts of the field. " Sir Mcauchamp was
again glancing over the Herald account and
to judge from the appearance of his face ho
liked Sheridan's account Immensely. For
some time ho remained immersed In
the contents of the Herald , every now and
then ejaculating pleasant comments. Ho ap
peared greatly amused at the incident where
Mlsmurck appeared with the two cgcs. Ho
observed : "Just like him. Ho Is much too
good n sportsman not to bo a good forager. "
"What do you think of the incident of the
black bread ! "
"Quito likely. Wo often went hungry dur
ing that campaign. Those of us who know
our way about always endeavored to stow
away something In our pocket , for the be
tween meals were apt to bo long , nnd often
wo had nothing to cat from dawn to dusk. "
"General Sheridan mentions you in his
memoirs. "
"Yes , and he gives mo n luncheon with the
king whkh I never got. At the time of that
luncheon I was going hungry In another
place with the crown prince , but ho was al
ways thoughtful about us , yet I think ho had ,
like ourselves , had nothing to cat since 4
o'clock in the morning. Soon alter the hour
of that luncheon wo wcro all called in hot
haste to bo at the surrender. "
Sir Mcauchamp hero turned the Herald to
the Shcrldun account and added : "General
Sheridan was certainly present at the most
interesting episode of the war , the famous
meeting between Napoleon and Bismarck , nt
the weaver's cottage. "
"Did you see anything later of General
Sheridan ! "
"Not much. IIo then went on to Paris and
Versailles. At the latter pluco ho stopped at
the Hotel des Cascades. Everybody of note
went there. llowc\cr , I was on a delicate
mission and it was necessary for mo to keep
my tongno _ between my tccth , so J put up at
a small , quiet hotel. Hence 1 did not see
much moro of Sheridan , nor as much as I
could have wished , for I thought him a splen
did soldier and a very interesting man ,
Uestroyctl by
OrrA\\A , 111. , Oct. 27. Hess Sc Crotty's
lime works of this city wpre set on tire this
morning by a bolt of llgutnlng and buined ,
I.Less , ! 5 > Wj ) insurance , f4OW , .
* / ? i ' : , . - ' " : . . ' . '
His Private Letter the Subjoot of
English Prosa Comment.
Their Minister Made a Toy for Par
ties to Play With.
Both Elements Will Damn Him for
Doing What Ho Did.
Ilccinisc HIM Indiscreet Screed Ig Ma-
bio ( o Allonntn the Hulk of
the Irish Vote from Their
Hnckvlllo'N Silly hotter.
[ ro/ri0'if ) ) ifSSlniJama Gimlonfrmirtf.1
LONDON , OCT 137. [ New York Herald Ca
ble. Special to Tun Bin. : | Even the week
lies pointed their current issues to the sensa
tion about Lord Saekvillo , llrst communi
cated hero through the Paris edition of the
Herald , and then chorused by the London
dally papers. For Instance , the Saturday
Hoviow says : "Lord Saekvillo has become
for the moment not so much a mark
as n missile , for the republican and
democratic parties fling him back
ward nnd forward Hko genial young
giants at play , from ono to another. The
former exclaim in scandalized Indignation
against the unwarrantable Interference of
the British minister in the affairs of this
country and the latter , not to bo behind
hand 1 , denounce him for compromising them
with the unpopularity of a patronage which
they never solicited and to which they indig
nantly object. Naturally the democrats
who cannot afford to have the Irish
vote altogether alienated from them by
being I suspected of enjoying the favor ol
a nation now connected with Ireland by the
union of hc.uts , are a little more offensive in I
their t lectures to the peccant minister , but i i
the t other side runs them pretty close. For
tunate Lord Saekvillo 1 What a delightful
government to bo accredited to in such lively i i
times. An indiscreet correspondent elicits
from you , or perhaps a party wire-puller en
traps you into writing a confidential reply tea
a private letter of inquiry nnd hero is the re
sult. "
The Spectator , which ono of several papers
that has leaned towards Harrison , remarks :
"It is to secure the Irish vote as well as the
ultra-protectionist vote that this nonsciiso
Is written about English intrigue in favor of
Mr. Cleveland. Can not Americans under
stand that if the world wore at stake Eng
lishmen arc'- too stumd to Intrigue I Republican - .
publican paper * declare that Mr , Clcvo
land is England's man and 'demand
that the minister should at onca be sent
home. In n country where no ono respects
any right of privacy nnd on the eve of an
election , Lord Saekvillo should have returned
n moro evasive answer or none nt all , so as to
avoid even the appearance of in
flucnclng ono vote. Mut the anger
expressed is ridiculous. Foreign ambas
sadors in England nro always favoring 3
parties from which they hope for help , an !
American ministers all over the continent i
stand for liberal ideas. No objection Is
raised unless they break > omo diplomatic
etiquette , which Lord Saekvillo has not
done. Ho has only made the mis-
talco of thinking aloud. The affair
only proves the excessive importance attached
in the states to Mritlsh opinion. Had the
letter been written by the French minister
it would have been considered proper cour
tesy toward a president who has still in any
event five months to reign.
LONDON , Oct. 23. New York Herald Cable.
Special to Tin : Muu. ] Nearly all the Sun
day papers give attention to the Saekvillo
sensation. The Dispatch remarks : " 'Our
sleepy foreign secretary , Lord Salisbury , ha
missed an opportunity. Ho ought nt once to
have recalled Lord Saekvillo by telegraph ,
but ho has waited until It is too lato. Ac
cording to the report in the Now Yorli
Herald yesterday the American cabinet
has met nnd sent a dispatch to London in
forming Lord Salisbury that u good under
standing between Great Britain and the li
United States would bo promoted by a
change of head at the britlsh legation at
Washington , but even this step will not undo
the mischief. Lord Snckvillo's letter may
seriously Influence the Irish vote and Imperil
Mr. Cleveland's chances. The republicans
aie of course using it to the utmost. "
LoNDONOct. 27. [ New York Herald Cabla
Succiul to Tun Mcu.J So far as the pro
vincial papers have had time to notice the
Suckvlllo matter they seem to chorus the
sentiments already sent the Herald from
London , condemning Sackvlllc's Indiscre
tion. Doubtless Joseph Cowcn's newspaper ,
the Newcastle Chronicle , may be ncccptod as
ono of the ocst exponents of provincial
sentiments. It contains a long leader In the
course of which It says : "It Is n lamenta
tion that the great republican party
should resort to tactics so dishonorable.
It is , moreover , particularly annoying that a
Mritish minister should have become the vic
tim of a trick so transparent. Having shown
how easily ho may bo deceived , it may bo
necessary to find Lord Saekvillo some other
post than Washington. Though It is qulta
understood there Is no great culpability in hid
action , it is humiliating to England that he ?
ambassador must bo discredited during what
remains of the electoral campaign la
America. "
PnrneU'N Cane In Hcotlanil.
EniNiiuna , Oct. 27.-In the court of ses
sions to-day the case of Parncll ucnlnst the
London Times was again called. Parnell'a
counsel moved that closure of the record of
proof bo allowed. The court , after consider
able debate between the counsel , granted
the motion of the plaintiff. Murray , counsel
for the Times , said that the only publication ,
averred in the complaint was that copies of
the Times had been mailed to persons la
Scotland. This nvcrrmcnt , ho contended ,
was irrelevant. The prosecution , ho Raid ,
further claimed the right under the registra
tion act to certain funds which ho wus sura
the act gave them no right to. The Judga
then decided to send the case to the pro
ceed uro roll for a decision on the various
points submitted.
GIIEAT MAUHINOTOS , Mass. , Oct. 27. Thd
Mershiro Woolen company , of Great Harring
ton , suspended this afternoon and the work *
are shut down. . ' Resources and liabilities
arc yet unknown. In Ib70 thb company fulled
f or ftoo.oco , ' ; . . . - ,