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Political and Social News by Cable and Correspondence from the Old World
Chancellor of the Untnh Exchequer
Intimate the Meepen Will
GIVEN THREE YEAES OF LIFE
King George Annoyed by Accnsation
of Taking Sides.
ASSERTS HE IS QUITE IMPARTIAL
Cost of Modern Electioni Shown to Be
IMMENSE EXPENSES FORMERLY
Hereotlen of Dak of Orlenns or the
Kins 4 Proponed Visit la He
tarn get Toaflifi to
BT PAUL LAMBETH.
l)NDON. Dec. 14. (Special to The Be.)
The election having resulted In a victory
for the progressive or liberal forces. It In
predicted that within three years the
House of Lords will either be abolished
or that Its power for evil will be taken
from It. Lloyd George, the central figure
of the liberal party, Intimated a few days
ago that the old Institution would soon
receive a Jolt from which It would not re
cover In this life.
The king has been extremely annoyed
liy th publication of a statement to the
effect that "the crown had taken sides and
that a monarchical revolution had been
added to the peers' revolution." Nothing
further from the truth could possibly have
been written, and the king Is understood
to have protested agalnnt this statement.
He has maintained an Impartial attitude
throughout. His denial can be depended
upon. No English king la supposed to
think. Like Sir Joseph Porter of "Plna
foie" fame, he "never thought of think
ing for myself at all."
Old Campalaaa Costly.
Would-be members of Parliament may
rejoice that they have not to fight elec
tions in the twentieth century on the Unes
which characterised such contests In the
In U07 the Joint expenses of Lord Milton
and Mr. Lascelles in contesting York
amounted to the colossal sum of 200.(KA
or 100,000 apiece. In those days the poll
frequently remained open six weeks, and
as there was but one voting station In
the county, people had to be brought
long distances at the candidate's expense.
Then the expense ot this was added to
the enormous amount spent In bribery
and corruption the ' figures . became elo
quent testimony to the ruinous cost of a
sat In the House of Commons.
In such a small eooatituenoy as North
ampton 30.009 was expended by each of
two candidates In Twenty thousand
pounds was In those" days considered quite
a modest outlay on an election contest.
But the laU Michael Dnvitt probably hel
the record ia cheap ' elections. When re
turned, unopposed (or northeast Cork In
1881 his election cost him 10 pence.
Timbers ot Chesapeake.
In relation to the visit of the American
squadron It Is of Interest to note that a
Bull at Wlckham, Hampshire, la partly
built of timbers of the American frigate.
Chesapeake, which on June L 1813, struck
Its flag to the British man-o'-war Shan
non. Bullets fired during the action have
from time to time, been found In the Um
bers of Wlckham Hill. After the engage
ment the two vessels came to this coun
try and for many years lay as hulks In
the River Modway at Chatham.
Klsg Receives Pretender.
King O-sorge received the duke of Or
leans at Buckingham palace and also ar
ranged to visit him at Wood Norton,
which is of striking significance.
The duke Is toe bourbon pretender to
the throne of France. He has a powerful
following In France albeit his family
have been exiles In this country. King
Edward's successor has at, last held out
' the hand of forgiveness by receiving the
duke. The meeting was. of course, the
first that had taken place between his
majesty and the duke for many years. It
was arranged at the suggestion of the
Marquis de Soveralx. the popular ex
Portugu.se ambassador. The royal family
could not tolerate the duke for years be
cause of the fact that in 1900 he sent a
letter complimenting a Russian artist who
had lampooned English royalty.
Clever IVelenee !.
A very unlu.ua and yet successful de
fense set up at IJadysaul petty sessions,
where John James of Llannhangel-ar-Artn
was summoned for selling milk de
ficient in fat. Defendant's wife sld she
put the milk In the can for her daughter
to sell. 8 he had added nothing to It. Ths
first sample was taken only a few days
after they removed from Plstyll to Farm
yard and the cows bad not settled down
In their new home. She thoutfht they were
sorrowful after leaving their old home.
The magistrate agreed that this was quite
povstble and decided te dismiss the case.
Askwlth Wise La ore 1.
t;. R. Aakwith. K. C. the great concil
lator In the Lancashire cotton dispute, tried
to bring about peace In South Wales. A
great success In settling trade disputes,
Mr Askwith has had a lartje experience as
an arbitrator, both industrially and polit
ically. He was counsel to the commission
ers on the Veneiulean arbitration; he acts
for the crown in peerage claims; became
assistant secretary to the Board of Trade
In VK and in ths same year was Bntisn
plenipotentiary ou the International con
giena on copyright In Berlin. Last year
he wad chairman of the committee on the
f Air wages clauses tn government contracts,
and was appointed comptroller-general of
the commercial, labor and statistical de
partment of the Boaid of Trade. Once, and
oiue only, has he Jeopardised his influence.
At the tinea the Welsh revival was on also,
and instead of going to pray he went to a
dance, dancing being one of the seven
deadly sins. Probably he owes It to the
prayers which were so lavishly given for
his conversion to respectability that he has
managed to survive the frightful excesses
that happened that night in the principally
and to attain his later successes.
Tbat amiable and very neutral person
known as Lrd Knollys, secretary to the
king. will not he ftiO, as It was thoug.'it
rt would te. and the reason fur his reten
tion ia come out. When the will of the
'.ate monarch was read, it was found that
ae had made a request that knollys should
remain In the service of his son so lorg
w King George required hint
PRINCE OLAF WINS DANES
Possible Heir to British Throne is &
Manly Little Chap.
EMPRESS MARIE IS GOING HOME
wed llt Comnanr Will Attempt to
Hals Ostriches I, oe story
with Patketlfc Features
Ends In Traardy.
BY ERIC ft RUN DM ARK.
COPENHAGEN. Dec. :i. -(Special to The
Bee ) Denmark has been entertaining
Crown Prince Olaf of Norway, and a very
popular prince he Is here In the home
of his grandfather. He Is now a stalwart
blue-eyed little crisp of 8. who Is learning
the art of kingcraft In all seriousness. He
returns the onlooker"' salute with the
utmost gravity, drawing himself straight
up, and touching the hack of his hand to
his forehead with soldierly precision.
Few people realize how Important a
member of the British royal family Prince
Olaf Is. He actually comes twelfth In line
of succession to the British throne, for
between him and the king of England are
only King George's children, the duchess
of Fife and her two daughters. Princess
Victoria and Queen Maud. He Is still, per
haps, the beet-looking of all the late King
Edward's grandchildren a brilliantly fair
boy with his mother's deep blue eyes, and
the only one who has Inherited Queen
Alexandra's delicate coloring and finely
The Norwegians, who are essentially a
domesticated nation, fairly worship the
boy heir. King Haakon says: "I should
never have believed that a mere child
could have so conquered the hearts of the
people. I often say to the queen, "How
these Norwegians love the best part of the
government, which Is our child!"
Km press Marie Ciolna Home.
The Empress Dowager Marie of Russia,
who has been staying at Copenhagen during
the last three weeks, will return shortly
to Russia, Intending to spend the early
part of the winter at the Castle Oatchlna,
her favorite residence, near St. Petersburg
It is very likely that the Empress Marie
and Queen Alexandra will go for a cruise
in the Mediterranean In one of the Rus
sian Imperial yachts during the early
spring months. It Is expected thut the
empress will pay a short visit to the grand
duke and grand duchess of Mecklonburg
Schwerin at LudwigsluBt when on her way
back to Russia from Denmark.
To liaise Ostriches.
A novel experiment Is being made by a
Swedish company. It has purchased ten
ostriches and Is setting up an ostrich
farm near Stockholm. It is realized that
extreme care will have to be taken of the
birds during the cold Swedish winters, but
It has been figured out ' that they can be
made to thrive and that a handsome re
turn can be made from the Investment.
Ending; for Lovers.
. A pathetic love . tragedy, brought about
by the strict regulations In force In the
Austrian army In regard to dowries. Is re
ported from Stanlslau, Atmrlan Poland.
Maximilian Kasparek, a lieutenant of ' an
Infantry regiment garrisoned at Stanlslaui
suffered from melancholy on account of
Ms Inability to. marry a Hldy whose tamtly
were unable to provide the dowry that the
military authorities demand from the pros
pective wife of an officer.
A short time ago the lieutenant, accom
panied by the lady, was seen to enter his
rooms at the barracks. Neither of the
missing pair was seen again and It was
decided to force open the door.
The lieutenant and his fiance lay on the
floor with bullet wounds in their heads.
On the writing desk a pile of letters was
discovered, addressed to various relatives,
saying that the pair, despairing of ever
being united In life, had resolved to die
together. They begged their relatives to
lay them side by side in a common grave.
Baron von Schoen
Pleases the French
New German Ambassador, Member of
a Family in Business, Has
PARIS. Dec. 24. (Special to The P--e.)
The new German ambassador, Baron von
Schoen. arrived in the midst of the strike
crisis and delivered his credentials as the
battle began. He fortunately knows
France well enough to know that a very
bad time never lasts long here. He knows
that a certain turbulence in the French
character Is but the wrong side of an
almost too great love of order. He pro
duces a favorable Impression. He belongs
to a hUrhly successful manufacturing fam
ily In Germany, la connected with Belgium
by his marriage with the daughter of a
diplomatic confrere. Baron de Groote, ar.d
has already served here.
One so often sees at foreign office
soirees laces void or all expression. They
might be persons whose souls hroka
In the pursuit of the decorations they wear,
What animus remains la not more rh.
enough to keep body alive. Baron von
Schoen is nothing of this. He has a re
markably honest pair of eyes, an upright
demeacor and a straightforward prompt
ness of manner, it Is the manner of a
trustworthy Intelligent agent and man of
action. He la a great beer Urtnitrr and
HISTORIC HOUSE PRESERVED
Freurk Catholic Priest Takrs
Ownership of Farm Hoaae
BRISSEI.S, Iec. St.-tSpedal to The
Bee ) The historic farm house of Llgny,
where Napoleon won his very last battle
against Blucher two data before his final
defeat at Waterloo, has been purchased
at a beavy price by a local Catholic priest.
The bullet-riddied building was about to
be demolished end turned Into a private
residence when the Llgny cure Intervened
to rescue It from disappearance.
TAXING THE. DIAMOND MINES
Tariff of Ten Per teat U Proponed
In ew BUI of keutk
Afrlm I n Ion.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. N.-. Special to The
Lee.) The feature of the South Africa
Union budget, introduced In the Cape Town
house, is a 10 per cent tax on the Cape
and Orange Free State Diamond mines.
The m.nlkter also foreshadowed a gene'eJ
profit tax oa base metal mines. This would
be graduated so as to favor the poorer
OF BEING SHIFTY
Critics Assert the German Ruler is
Given to Changing His Views
FRIENDS SAY HE'S NOT EXTREME
Simply Insists Men of War Shall Not
Drink to Excess.
KAISER HAS A NEW AMBITION
Would Erect in Berlin Finest Opera
House in the World.
DETAILS ARE BEING WORKED OUT
Plans In Poorer of Preparation Con
template Hentln? Capacity for
Three Thousand and n Royal
Rni to Hold Flathty.
BT MALCOLM CLARKE.
BERLIN. Dec. 24.-Special to The Bee.)
The emperor's views on the liquor question,
which he changes once week, may get
him Into trouble. Teetotallers have been
rejoicing and schnapps-prcdueers have been
much alarmed owing to the kaiser's re
peated warning to army and navy students
against drink. People have been asking
anxiously whether the kaiser is turning a
"blue ribbon" in his old age.
Now. however, the semi-official press has
been Instructed to state In reply to these
Inquiries that the kaiser demands teetotal-
tsm as little as he approves of alcoholism.
"His majesty," they say. "far from over
looking th good effects on a ship's crew
of a stiff hot grog In cold and stormy
weather does not suppose for one moment
that It Is possible to secure total abstinence
In the army and navy. He objects to ex
cessive drinking, particularly to compulsory
drinking, but tie has no intention of com
bating excessive Indulgence by excessive
Great Opera House Planned.
Once more the kaiser steps to the fore.
His love of opera has taken a practical
form. He is endeavoring to purchase a
site on which he Intends to have erected
the finest opera house In the world. At
present, there is a slight hitch, the city
council having refused to aupply the neces
sary cash for the scheme. But the kaiser
is now negotiating for the money from an
other source. The munster playhouse Is to
be a most luxurious building. Eight lead
ing architects are at work devising the
plane. Three thousand people will be ac
commodated in the building while the
stage, will be 100 feet In width anu lunety
The kaiser has well provided for hlmaeir.
He la to have erected a royal box which
will seat eighty people. Behind tliia there
la to be retiring rooms for the use f the
royal party. The cost will be enormous
so great, in fact, that the actual price has
been witlield from the-public
To Flak for Diamonds.
A squad of fishers of diamonds will be
organized by order of the emperor and
will work In the German possessions of
East Africa. It seems that diamonds of
rare size and have been discovered along
the coast and geologists declare that there
must be .nines of precious stones In the
stratum l i the bottom of the ocean. Now,
perhaps there will be many lives lost be
fore the diving will come to anything, for
It is said that fishing for diamonds wtll be
much more difficult than for pearls.
Hirer Ceases ituestlons.
Some extraordinary pesera have been in
cluded in the census paper Just distributed
throughout the empire. .The following are
among the questions the people asked to
If you do not know the date of your
birth, how many years old are you?
What la your main occupation in life?
Waa your mother-tongue German, Dutch,
Frieslan, Danish, Wallonlan. Polish, Mas
surian, Cassublan. Wendish, Csech or Lith
uanian? If you are not German, do you command
the German language?
What rank have you attained In the
army or navy?
Are you blind In both eyes, deaf, dumb,
Insane or weak-minded?
Aie you subject to epileptic fits?
If your children are less than a year old,
how are they fed on the mother's breast,
by wet nurse, or by bottle?
It is expected that the national census
will show a population of tj&.Ouo.oOO. There
were 11. 720.529 souls at the end of 1907. and
it Is believed that the annual Increase
of ivO.'KiO has been more than maintained.
In this connection it is interesting to note
the prophecies of econon.lsts on the grpwth
of the fatherland's future population. Herr
Huebbe-Scbleidcn estimates that there will
r 150,)u0'0 Gns In 19. while Leroy
lieaulieu, the French economist, believes
that by the end of the present century' the
population will reach 2ou.000,.
Harckel Leaves t'karrk.
It will surprise readers of Ernst Hae k
el's works that their author has just severed
his connection with the Lutheran church.
It may be assumed there Is not a scientist
llvlns with a larger reading -ublic than
Haeckel. His celebrated "Klle of the
Universe" has had well over l.Ono.000
Neither in appearance nor manner does
Prof. Haeckel answer the popular concep
tion of a scientir.
He la tall, broad, with a pink flush In
his face, his grey eyes are lit by an ever
sustained smile, and his hair Is white. He
drinks llttlw, smokes less; never misses the
opportunity of declaiming the Ha Acute ab
surditiesthe duel and the drinking bout
for which this nation la conspicuous. In
early years Haeckel waa an athlete, and
then he settled down to practice as a
lawyer the open air called him. and he went
for a tour round the world. Tha immediate
results were some hundreds of water colors
which have become as popular as his
Prlnre Henry an Aviator.
Prince Henry of Prussia la learning the
buslneea of aviation. He la a brother of
the kaiser. He visited the United States
several years ago. Despite the fact that
he is a prince he Is considered a pretty
good fellow. Unlike his somewhat famous
brother he does not talk too much and
what he says la sometimes worth hearing.
He never attempts to paim himself off ae
a special Sent of Heaven nor as an expert
on all things from breakfast food tit the
management of the universe.
FORMER SHAHLOYES DANCER
Report that Visit to Vienna Was to
See His Inamorata.
GIRL REJECTED HIS ADVANCES
While Molding; Down Persian Throne
He Save the Fair American In
Performance and la Now
By EMIL ANDRASST.
VIENNA. Dec. 24. (Special to The Bee.)
It was not politics that brought the ex
shah of Persia to Vienna on his recent
visit which caused a flutter of excitement
In diplomatic circles. It was love; love of
a beautiful young Irish-American dancer,
who had gained the heart of the former
monarch of the Ferslans.
The story goes that a few months ago
an Anglo-American dancing quartet per
formed at a vaudeville show In Teheran,
and the shah ordered the four dancers to
give a private performance at the palace.
There he promptly fell In love with the
youngest Mabel Flynn. 17 years old. He
gave her valuable presents and asked her
to become his fourth wife. She rejected
these overtures, declaring that her princi
ples would not allow her to marry a man
who already had three other wives, and
the quartet left Teheran without taking
leave of the ex-shah. Since then the mon
arch In exile has been Inconsolable, and
has been trying In every way to get pos
sesion of the girl. At last the Persian
embassy at Vienna Informed him that the
quartet were dancing at the Casino de
Paris a high class cafe dansant of Vienna.
The ex-shah tried a?ain to Induce the girl
to become his fourth wife, but failed, a
Mabel refused the honor unless he con
sented to live with her In Europe.
Old Mystery Cleared Vp.
The finding of a skeleton by wood cut
ters In the forest of Quitznow has solved
a mystery of 100 years.
In November, 1.H0. Benjamin Bathurst,
British envoy at Vienna, started home and
his route took him through the forest. He
arrived at Perleberg. and here he left his
carriage and insisted on being conducted
to the house of the governor of the dis
trict, from whom he again Inquired with
much anxiety about the security of the
roads, begging to be told the shortest
route, saying that he had a terrible fear
of French patrols and custom officers,
who had twice already tried to poison him.
The governor recognized that Bathurst
was Buffering from dementlla, and did his
best to reassure him. The British envoy
left and started for the posting house, and
a fortnight later his riding breeches were
found by two women gathering dead
leaves in the forest of Quitznow, close to
rleberg. The prevailing Idea waa that
Bathhurst had been assassinated by French
soldiers, who were after his ' dispatches.
His wife appealed to the Emperor Na
poleon to give her every facility to seek
her husband, and this waa done, all the
resources of the country being at her
.The hat of the lost diplomat waa found
on the edge of tha River Stepnltz, and this
was consequently dragged for his tody, but
In vain. Within the last few days some
wood-cutters In the forest of Quitznow
have discovered a skeleton in a good state
of preservation, not far from the spot
where BathhurstV riding breeches were
found. The bones art thought to be those
of the envoy, whose disappearance has al
ways been a mystery.
A disagreeable affair which will probably
assume greater dimensions. Is causing
much discussion In Budapest.
A ladles' hairdresser named Vlgyazo has
been conducting an organised camdpalgn
of blackmail against ladies of the aristoc
racy, which appears to have been long
planned. Vlgyazo,' a strikingly handsome
man of elegant appearance and polished
manners, selected the business of hairdres
ser for the sole reason that It would bring
him. .Into close connection with those cir
cles In which he hoped to find victims.
By degrees be became aoqualnted with the
intimate secrets of his patronesses. Thus
finding himself In possession of sufficient
mateiial, he forwarded various blackmail
ing letters. In one declaring that he had en
tire knowledge of a lady's meeting with
her chauffeur, In another giving exact de
tails of tha lady's Interviews with an of
flcar of tha hussars, while other letters of
the same character contained scarcely
veiled threats. The price which he required
for his silence varied from 3,000. to S,M
kronen, or more.
An energetic lady, wife of a millionaire,
to whom the blackmailer had wrttenln
error, Informed the criminal authorities,
who arrested the man.
Aged 110, is Dead
James Grieve Had Talked with Men
Who Had Seen Prince
Charlie. GLASGOW. Dec. 24. (Piwclal to The
Bee ) The oldest man in Scotland. James
Grieve, has Just died at Cor-an-tee. 110
Mr. Grieve had spoken with men wha
had reen Prince Charlie and had heard
1.1s grandfather describe that historic per
sonage: and his own father and his uncle
had taken part In a Highland dsn fud.
For almost ninety-five years he worked as
a shepherd and even after he had retired
from continuous labor he continued tn as
sist In the fields, "taking a turn at the
hay." as he phrased It. Except for an at
tack of influenza now and then d'irin the
lasi years, he could boast of an absolutely
clean biil of health, and. renten irlan though
he was. a dally walk .f several rille over
rough ways had no fears for him. Only
a few years ago ho displayed his great
vigor by walking seven mil, of the road
to Ardlul. taking the train to Tyndrum
and from there tramping over a dozen
miles to see a friend at Glenlvon.
RUSSIAN WIDOW CAUSE OF WOE
Fonr People Dead kr Salclde as a He
Mil of Jilting of One
a I lor.
MOdCOW, Dee. 4--(Special to The Bee)
A man named Juravlof committed suicide
at Moscow because he had been Jilted by
a widow, Mme. Gribolova. When she
heard the news she swallowed poison. This
caused another of her admirers to shoot
himcelf and finally the Utters mother
put an end to her life because she cuuld
Bot survive her oniy ton.
AT A STANDSTILL
French Statesmen Leave Church in
Peace While They Take Up
WILL REDUCE DRINKING PLACES
Almost Half a Million Scattered
SENATE DEBATING THE ISSUE
American Blue Jackets Have the
Right-of-Way in Paris.
OUR TARS SURPRISE THE FRENCH
Strike of Artists on the Fnnny Paprre
of Pari Is tke Latest Diversion,
hut Mnrdere and Mysteries
Are on Tnp.
BV PAUL VILLIERS.
PARIS. Dec. :. (Special to The Bee.)
For the time being the fight against re
ligion has been dropped and French
statesmen are devoting their attention M
the liquor question. They have been com
pelled to do something to allay religious
excitement and with that promise In view
they have buckled down to the task ot
reducing the number of drinking places,
which is fast approaching the VX),0O0 mark
throughout the country.
The French senate Is now considering a
bill for the limitation and control of pub
lic houses. There were thirty years ago
as many as 331.000 cabarets In this city
and the provinces, but the figure Is now
close on 600.000. with an, average of one
per eighty Inhabitants, or one for thirty
grown-up men. Roubaix, as a matter of
fact, contains one public house for every
As M. Guerln pointed out In the debate,
everyone acknowledged that the num
ber of the cabarets had grown excessive
owing to the unlimited freedom granted
by the law of 18.S0. Statistics showed, that
many men from the departments in which
alcoholism was most prevalent could not
be admitted to service with the colors
or had to be sent home pending their
return after a while for another medical
examination. The figure in the Seine In
ferieure was 29 per cent. Alcoholtsm pro
gressed with the number of the cabarets.
Another senator maintained that alcohol
was also taken at home. "It is not the
workman alone who Is addicted to alcohol,
but the wife and the children as well,"
A merles a tellers Welcomed.
American blue Jackets have had the
right of way here and this Is what a
leading Parisian paper says of them:
"Tall, alert and bony, they go along
the boulevards and mix with the crowds.
At first sight one might take them for
French sailors, but their stature surprises
us ' and also their smooth ' faces. Their
cape are like thoae of our sailors, only,
somewhat flatter. These sailor are de
lighted with the French capital. As for
the Parisians, they admire the visitors'
bearing, their quiet and reserved man
ners, which does not debar them from
knowing how to get along, a quality that
the sailors of both republics have to an
eminent degree. We are happy to meet
them everywhere and are sure that they
will not have a better time elsewhere
Crime and Mystery.
A terrible crime committed recently at
the vilayet of Ponts de Ce, near Angers,
recalling In some details the famous
Gouffe-Bompard murder. It is supposed
tbat the victim, whose Identity has not
yet been established, was enticed into
the house of a man named Delhumeau,
and there done to death, with the as
sistance of the tatter's mistress. The as
sassin appears to have made every effort
to render the dead man unrecognizable
by shaving him and then slashing his
face. The most extraordinary part of the
crime is the way In which he tried to
dispose of the body. Instead of throwing
It Into the Marne or hiding It in the
neighborhood, as he might easily have
done, the murderer appears to have de
liberately made difficulties for himself and
Invited discovery by pushing the body on
a wheelbarrow right through the most
populous part of Angers while a fair was
In progress, stopping for drinks on tne
way. The unexpected arrival of two sol
diers as he was apparently about to throw
the body from a bridge caused him to
abandon his ghastly burden and take to
It is rumored that the deceased was a
German banker, who had had bucine
relations with Delhumeau.
Fanny Plrtnre Men strike.
The misery of the humorist who u
compelled to be funny In order to earn
bread Is Illustrated by trie strike of ar
tists working for our humorous JournaU
The artists are headed by Adolphe Wll
lette, the famous black-and-white artist.
ami the strike la directed against the
editor of a humorous pape". who organ
izes every year the famous "Silon des
Humorlstes," held In tl.e Champs Elysees.
At a large meeting held in a Montmaitre
cafe the artist decided to boycott the
alon and establish an exhibition of their i
own. . M. WlllctlH said to nie: "Of course,
w e shall h;ive :one 'blark legs' against
ua; a strike could not go on without j
them. But if you only knew the misery
of ome in our profession how many
amusing drawings, witty phrases, light
hearted pleasantries they have to produce
In order to get Just enough money to
prevent themselves and their dependents
Captain Mrynirr Arrested.
The arreat of Captain Meynlej-, officer
In the French army, for the alleged mur
der of the Baroness d' Anibrlcour. was ef
fected a few days ago. The case is the
most remarkable France has had in years.
The baroness was the divorced wife of a
notable French nobleman and the captain
was paying attentions to her. When the
baroneV body was found poisoned in a
hotel In the Rue de Rome Captain Mey
nier had disappeared. He was arrested
in the ministry of mar ne. For thirteen
days he had been wandering about the
country. A few d-i ago a man with a
muddy overcoat buttoued up to his neck
presented hinself at the ministry. The
visitor when asked for his name refused
to give It. Thereupon the attendant said
he could not announce him. "So much
the worse for me," said the stranger, and
handed a card to the attendant, who
read to h; stupefaction the name of
REDMOND ISSUES STATEMENT
Ireland's Demands Set Forth in o
Very Plain Fashion.
MUST CONTROL LOCAL AFFAIRS
Nationalists Will Insist on Having
an Irish Parliament to Dominate
the Poller (ievrrslsg the
Ry THOMAS EMMET.
DUBLIN. Dec. !4. recial to The Bee.)
In a recent article published In a maga
zine John Redmond, the Irish lender,
clearly outlined the purpose of the Irh
people. It ! about the plainest and most
definite declaration on that subject that
has yet been made, v
Mr. Redmond, who commences by say
ing what Ireland wants "is really so rea
sonable, so moderate, so commonplace. In
view of the experience of tne nations, that
once It is understood all the fears of argu
ments of honest opponents must vanish
Into thin air," gives a historical summary
of Ireland's fight for a parliament, dealing
with England's failure to govern the sister
Isle, with the poor law question and the
beginning and progress of the home rule
agitation. Mr. Redmond says:
"Here Is what Ireland wants: Legisla
tive and executive control of all purely
Irish affairs, subject to the supreme au
thority of the impr!al parliament." In
other words, he wants an Irish parliament,
created by act of imperial parliament,
with an executive responsible to It, cre
ated by the act. and charged with the man
agement of purely Irish affairs (land, edu
cation, local government, transit, labor. In
dustries, taxation for local purposes, law
and Justice, police, etc.), leaving to the
Imperial parliament. In which Ireland
would probably continue to be represented,
the management, Just as at present, of all
Imperial affairs army, navy, foreign rela
tions, customs, imperial taxation, matters
pertaining to the crown, the colonies and
all other questions which are Imperial and
not local In their nature, the Imperial par
Uament also retaining a supreme authority
over the new Irish legislature, such as Jt
possesses today over the various legisla
tures in Canada, Australia. South Africa
and other portions of the empire. This Is
what "Ireland wants.'
have been struggling
Those of us who
In this cause for
thirty years are thankful to feel that at
last the fighting la practically over and
that all that remains ia to settle the exact
terms on which the treaty of peace Is to
be drawn up."
The J ad are Had Time.
Jamea McKenzle was sentenced to twelve
months' Imprisonment at Belfast recently
on a series of seventeen charges. Involv
ing the examination of fifty-five witnesses,
as to the obtaining of money by means of
tricks. He pleaded guilty. Although the
acevsed said he did . what waa charged
against hlrn, the Judge heard tha testimony
of fifty-five witnesses. One of the latter
protested against being detained, saying:
-What's the use of? keeping; tne her?
The man rays he la' guilty. Give him
sentence and. let it ge at that.
"You might aa well be here aa anywhere
else," said the judge, and the trial went on.
At the last meeting ot the East Cavan
United Irish league. Rev. P. O'Connell re
ferred to the' Increasing taxation In this
country and asked whether the people were
gotng to allow themselves to be robbed.
English taxation would. If not checked,
reduce the people to penury.
Old Fenian Dead.
Captain Thomas Cunntam, who died here
recently, was an eld steamboat man. About
forty-two years ago ha joined the Dublin
& Glasgow Steam Packet company a a
first officer of one of their ships. A year
later he was advanced to the responsible
office of captain. The captain In his
younger days was a very advanced na
tionalist and his sympathies always lay
with the Fenian organization, and on more
than one occasion be smuggled out ot this
country American political suspects whom
the Dublin police were anxiously looking
Who Shot Husband,
is Given Liberty
Dead Man Attacked His Divorced
Wife, Who Killed Him While
BERNE. Dec. 24 (Special to The Bee.)
The tribunal at Berne, after a very short
trial, has found that Mme. Remonda was
Justflled In shooting her divorced husband,
Gregorio Remonda, last September.
The couple met on a bridge at Berne and
exchanged five revolver shots by gaslight.
Remonda started the duel by shooting his
wife In the back. She fell to the ground
wounded, but raising herself to her knees.
she fired back, the last shot entering her
former husband's head and killing him on
the spot. At the time of tne duel, the
bridge was crowded, and It was a marvel
that nobody else was Injured.
Mme. Remonda. who was shot the iugh
the body twice, has been in the hospital at
Berne, recovering from her Injuries, The
verdict, which amounted to acquittal, was
cheered in court.
EARL NELSON HAS A RECORD
Father of House f lords nnd the
Only Peer Hko Sat Throughout
LONDON. Dec. Ji. -(Special to The Bee.)
A uniqtie record Is held by Karl Nelson,
who was M recently. He Is not only the
"Father of the House of Lords," but also
enjoys the distinction of being the only
living peer who was a member of that as
sembly throughout the whole of the Vic
torian era. He was born In the reign of
George HI, so that he has lived under six
sovereigns, ar.d for upwards of seventy
years he has drawn a pension of i'l'JO per
week, granted to the defendants of the
Victor of Trafalgar. Nelson came Into the
earldom so long ago that he has been some
times ronfuied with the hero of Trafalgar.
A woman was once taken to church to see
the present Ixird Nelson, ami the friend
who was with her waa about to descrlhe his
lordship's appearance when the old lady ex
claimed, "Oh. you ntin t tell me what he
is like. I shall know him." When anked
how she could recognise the earl, the dame
responded: "Why, by his one eye and one
arm, it course."
CZAR S MINISTRY
Revelations Concerning Military Exe
cutions Have Aroused Sleeping
Spirit of Nation.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT MUST GO
Efforts to Suppress Angry Crusade
ARTISANS AND STUDENTS IN RIOTS
Estimates Place Number of Executions
at Over Three Thousand.
MENCHKOFF MEMOIRS FEARED
Former eonrhlef of llnaelnn rmt
Police, Now Oatalde of t'snr'a Do
minions, Will Print
BT OFORUK FRA.ER.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. II (Special to
The Bee.) The recent revelations concern
ing the wholesale executions ordered by
courts-martial have started a crusnd
against capital punishment which is giving
the government serious trouble and which,
despite all efforts to suppress it. is grow
ing rap'dly. The very efforts to iupprees
the movement has given It a bitter tinge,
which Is distinctly dangerous.
Thirteen members of the Central Trac!
Union's committee at St. Petersburg have
been arrested on a charge of aUemptlnir
to organize a workmen's demonstration
aga'nst capital punishment.
Student demonstrations against the death
penalty took plnce In various streets and
squares In Moscow recently. The gather
ings were dispersed hy the troops and
mounted police nnd 11 arrested.
It Is estimated that not less than S.IV0
men and women have been executed by
order of these courts-martial, many of
them after farcical trials at which no evi
dence of guilt whatever has been presented.
The feeling aroused by these revelations la
very bitter and widespread.
Menchlkoff to Tell Tnles.
There will be some lurid pages of secret
service In the revelations shortly to be
given to the world by M. Menchlkoff, for
twenty years sub-chief of the Russian
secret political police, who has recently re
signed and quitted the country.
The romance of a beautiful spy named
Leonldova la but one chapter of the revela
tions he Intends to make. Leonldova lived
at Moscow. In order to avenge herself
on a rival who had taken away her lover
she denounced her ns a terrorist. The
rival waa arrested and disappeared. The
denunciation waa received by Menchlkoff.
who enrolled Leonldova among his force of
spies; while receiving 100 roubles a month
from the secret police she actfii as secre
tary to a socialist organization, whose
members she stirred up to acts of revolt, at
the same time denouncing them to the
'I'neti she fellln love with a Journalist,
to whom she confessed her secret. At this
moment M. Menchlkoff went over to the
revolutionaries, to whom he gave a list of
his collaborators. Leonldova was denounced
In the terror'st newspapers and she and
her lover left Russia for Paris to protest
their Innocence, but did not go further thnn
Berlin. There they separated, the lover
going off to America. She returned to
Russia, where she tried to poison herself,
but after a long Illness she has now gone
to Paris to rehabilitate herself.
Visiting Tolstoi's Grave.
Tolstoi's grave at Taenia Poliana la likely
to become one of the chief places of iill
grlmage In the empire. Since the funeral
large number of peasants arrive there
dally. They come mostly on foot, and
many are now on the way there, tramp. ng
from places far distant.
At the grave many hundreds may he
seen on their knees chanting and kissing
the soil. The pilgrims are allowed to pus
through the rooms which Tolstoi occupied,
where nothing has been disturbed. There
Is deep resentment at the holy synod's ac
tion In forbidding memorial services In the
orthodox churches. -t
Desperate Bet Ends Fatally.
' Prince Vladimir Teropakoff. a penniless
nobleman, has sacrificed his life at Mos
cow In an attempt to win a strange wager.
Count Waldlg. a wealthy land owner, made
a bet wtih him that he would not drink a
gallon of liquor at a draught The princes
reward If he accomplished the feat was
to be the title deeds of a valuable estate.
The prince ate nothing all day with the
exception of a salt herring, and In the
evening in the presence of the count and
four witnesses, he raised the gallon Jar
to h's lips and drank steadily until he set
It down empty. The Utle deeds of the
estate were handed to him, but hardly
had he received them when he sank to
the ground and died In a few momenta.
Makes Short Work
of a Bad God
Mischievous Deities Are No Longer
aaie, iven in the Temples
Where They Hide.
CANTON. Dec. 24. -(Special to The Bee.)
A story of the sad experience of Chinese
deities rom from the town of Chlnzah.
In China. There is in that town a large
temple, sacred to a powerful god and god
dess. The daughter of a wealthy man be
came sick, and It was told to the mother
or the young lady that the god In Chln
zah wished the daughter ti die that she
might become a wife to him.
The mother. In distress, begged her hus
band to go in all haste to Chlnzah and
make an offering to the great god. The
husband went, however, to the perfect,
and bigged him to end the career of the
god. Two rli,ys later the perfect and a
magistrate set out, for Chlnzah. On ar
riving at the temple they gave or.iers to
drag out the g.ni and godde-s. The yamen
runners, bribed hy the priest, said tha gods
were Ion heavy to be moved. 1 pon this
the magistrate forthwith proceeded rnto
the temple an. himself tuinbi'd the g.ls
off their thrones. The god was then exe
cuted with nz "knho," his head belli
removed with two "kiu." and his bojy
quarterd with four knives." The K'jiiileHi
was burned, ami her afht-a, t iBnti.er with
the remains of the g'd, were tiiruwa into
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