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THE SUNDAY HERABD, AUGUST 2. 1S91.
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PRINCE RUDOIjPH'S DEATH.
The Story of the Tragedy Now Accepted
In Vienna ns True.
Philadelphia Telegraph Tnris letter.
1 met tho other evening nt a dinner party a
most charming old Austrian lady who had
come from Vienna to Paris to visit her
daughter, who is the wife of a French noble
man, and had just presented her husband with
an heir to their joint estates. After dinner
the conversation turned upon matters and
things in Austria, and I spoke of tho mysteri
ous death of tho unfortunate Crown Prince
Rudolph, and tho 6ecrecy that had been ob
served concerning all the details of tJiat
gha6tly catastrophe. The Countess von X
6hrugged her shoulders. "It is a my6tcry for
tho outside world and for the newspaper, If
you will," she answered, "but the true 6tory
of the case is generally known among tho
tipper classes of Vlenneso society, and I have
no objection in reiaung u 10 you.
"Briefly stated, tho facts are as follows :
A foreign nobleman, tho Prlnco do Z , who
was a widower and a connection by mar
riage with a leading member of tho Austrian
royal family, was presented ono evening at
a ball to the radiantly beautiful Baroness
Mario de Vecsera, instantly fell madly in
love with her, and formed tho resolution of
making her his wife. He was on terms of
intimate friendship with the Crown Prince,
and before proposing in due form for the
young lady's hand he consulted Prince
Rudolph on the advisability of the step ho
was about to take. I must see the Baroness
Marie,' replied tho prince, 'to ascertain if
she Is in all respects as charming as you
say, before I give you my full approbation.'
The introduction took place, and tho 6uperb
beauty of the lovely girl impressed Prince
Rudolph no less than it had done his friend
"The passion thus inspired was mutual, and
of uncontrollable vehemence. A liaison was
formed, which was conducted with tho ut
most possible secrecy, but rumors of its rise
and progress did not fail to reach tho ears of
tho unfortunate Princd de Z . At last tho
ill-fated expedition to Meyerling took place,
and the presence thereof the lovers was be
trayed to tho unhappy wooer by one of the
servants who was in his pay. He hastened to
Meyerling, but was denied admission to tho
house. Ho then made his way to the back
part of the ground, climbed over the wall,
scaled the balcony attached to the Prince's
room, and, shattering the windows, he leaped
into the presence of his false friend and his
faithless lady love. A terrible hand to hand
encounter ensued between the two men, both
of great strength and accustomed to all sorts
of athletic exercises. The furniture of the
room was literally smashed to pieces in the
"Finally the Prince de Z snatched up
an unopened bottle of wine and dealt tho
Crown Prince a furious blow on the head with
it, crushing In his adversary's skull and kill
ing him instantly. Tho Baroness de Vecsera
had, it seems, always carried about with her a
dose of strychnine, with a premonition of
6ome such catastrophe. On seeing her lover
fall a corpse before her, 6he swallowed the fatal
druc, and death ensued in a very short 6pace
of time. One of the young nobles, who had
been Prince Rudolph's guest at Meyerling,
hastened to Vienna to bear the terrible tidings
to the Emperor, while another one remained
to guard the house wherein lay the bodies of
"The Emperor," continued the Countess,
"would permit no legal proceedings to be
taken againBt Prince de Z , declaring that he
only acted in self-defense; neither would ho
consent to receive the Prince's resignation of
his position In the army. The fact6 were
hushed up as much as possible. All discus
sion of the catastrophe was prohibited to the
journals of Austria. But the story was known
to too many personsto be kept a close secret."
I afterward met, at an evening reception, a
Belgian physician who has been settled for
several years in Vienna. He fully corroborated
all the details of the Crown Prince's death as
imparted to me by the Countess von X.
INTELLIGENT FOR A QUEEN.
An Imaginative Correspondent's Account
of a Visit to Victoria.
Correspondence Lowell Arena.
We were in time to catch the Northern
freight, and got off at Balmoral, where the
Queen and a brass band were waiting for us.
Her Majesty was very kind and gracious, and
I sat in the scat with her while Argyle rode
with the coachman, so that he could see tho
scenery better. She chatted very pleasantly
with me, and told me her boy Billy of Ger
many was coming over to spend his vacation
with her, and told mo to come down and take
in the picnic. I told her my trunk hadn't ar
rived from Glasgow yet, "but she said that
didn't matter; I could borrow a general's suit
from Wales and go that way. We arrived at
the castle after about an hour's drive, and
I found it a very pretty place indeed. We had
supper in the blue room in a quiet way, and I
noticed that ner Majesty had a weakness for
baked beans and corned beef.
Her equerry told me afterward that the
beans were cooked as a special compliment to
me, as I registered In Glasgow from Boston.
Her Majesty I found rather an intelligent
person for a Queen, and though she admitted
that she did not read the Lowell papers, she
was pretty well posted for a woman of her
opportunities. After supper we sat on the
piazza and talked on things generally. She
said a Queen's job wasn't all it was cracked
up to be. The salary was good enough, but
then she had to mix with politicians a good
deal, and had to sit up late nights signing
bills and campaign literature. She said she
was glad she did not have to be elected every
four years, for she thought the remarks of the
opposition press and the stump speaking and
torch-light business would break her all up.
She asked me what was good for rheumatism
and if X bad read her books and if the Ameri
can people didn't think Wales was a little
gay. I answered her with tact and ehe bade
me goodnight, after explaining to me how to
ring the bells if I wanted hot water to shave
during the night. I bowed myself out with
much grace and went down back of the
Btables to emoke, for tobacco is not allowed
in tho palace after 7 o'clock. I had a chat
with Argyle and the equerry and they admit
ted that Balmoialwas dull and hardly ,m tie
sieele. When Her Majesty's rheumatism was
bad, which it was most all the time, there
were hot times in the palace. They were
glad I had come, because Her Majesty wanted
to make a good impression on America in
case any of her boys and girls might have to
emigrate and want a job. We then went
down in the cellar for a bottle of the Queen's
own and after that retired.
$5.00 to Atlantic City and return via Royal
Blue Line. Commencing on Friday, June SO,
and continuing every Friday during the re
mainder of the season. The B. & O. R. R.
Company will sell round trip ticket, from
Washington to Atlantic uity at tne rate 01
$5.00, TTrains leaving Wabhingtou at 11:55
The tickets wjh uevauaior return pas
sage until TueEday following date of sale.
IN CASE OF A DOG'S BITE.
Dr. Fnal tJlblor, Director Now York
rnstonr Institute, Tells "What to Do.
Ladles' Homo Journal.
If you are unfortunate enough to bo bltteu by
a dog waste no time In sending for a physician.
But tho wound requires instant attention.
First, wash It immediately with clean, topid
water. If this Is not readily obtainable, clean
water of any temperature will answer. This
will do until a physician arrives. It you
should bo so situated that a physician cannot
attend upon you, then act:
After flushing tho wound with clean water.
apply, by moans of a glass dropper, a power
ful antiseptic. I regard pcroxldo of hydrogen
(medicinal) as tho best compound.
Don't cauterize. In my opinion It is a need
lessly painful operation, and is very soldom
accomplished soon enough to prevent tho hy
drophobic infection from taking place.
Having applied tho antiseptic (pcroxldo of
hydrogen) to tho sore, tako care not to re
move the whito foam that will bo generated.
Let it remain until it disappears, which will
occur in a few minutes. This being dono, a
compress of absorbent cotton, soakeu In tho
pcroxldo of hydrogen, should bo laid over the
60re, with an over-covering of oiled silk.
Twice everyday tho wound should be dressed
In tho same manner, with the exception that
the peroxide of hydrogen, instead of being
used full strength, should be diluted, half and
half, with clean water.
The subsequent treatment depends upon
tho condition of tho dog that inflcted the
wound. Don't kill the animal unless it shows
evident symptoms of hydrophobia. Have It
placed securely in a safo place. If, at tho ex
piration of one week, or not more than two
weeks, it has not shown any abnormal symp
toms, tho patient need not fear.
If, on the contrary, the animal sickens and
dies, the patient should be treated by the
Pasteur method as quickly as possible. The
sooner tho better. At tho same time tho con
tents of the dog's stomach and a portion of
spinal marrow."in glycerine, should bo sent to
the Pasteup Institute, No. 178 West Tenth
street, New York City, where experiments
may decide whether the animal died with hy
drophobia or not.
should tne animal nave neen snot or otner
wlse killed it is advisable that the patient
should submit at once to the Pasteur treat
ment, for two reasons: first, because it is
harmless; second, because its efficacy has been
proved beyond a doubt, over fifteen thousand
persons having been inoculated since Pasteur's
In case the animal remains in good health,
it is unnecessary that the patient submit to in
CYCLE AWAY, GIRLS.
Boston Pronounces It All Right if Vour
feet Are Not X.arce.
Should a woman ride a bicycle ? This is a
very perplexing question, and ono that must
not be answered lightly. I read that a clergy
man has decided that it is immoral for a
woman to ride a bicycle, and I have no doubt
that this clergyman Is a very worthy person
and really sees Immorality in this recreation;
but the true point of the question 16 whether
the fault be in the bicycle or in his own im
agination. According to Swift, a nice man is
a man of nasty ideas; and I fear that many
nice men take on themselves the task of
teaching the world a morality patented by
themselves. Now, as to bicycle riding, I can
see no reason against women indulging in it,
if their inclination runs in that direction.
From an aesthetic view-point, I do not think
that a pretty woman looks any the prettier
when astride a bicycle; the motions required
to kecD the machine going are not graceful
motions, and women whose feet are in opposi
tion to the canons of art 6hould avoid the
vehicle; but I deny that any Innately modest
woman can be Immodest In anything that she
does. As for women who are not innately
modest, they do not count. I am of opinion
that women should be allowed to regulate'
their own amusements.
In the first place, they will do it whether
they are allowed to or not, and, In the next
place, It Is nobody's business but their own.
A man in these matters is too prejudiced;
what he has no pleasure in doing himself be
would forbid anybody else to do, and so would
trim the taste of the rest of the world down to
his own especial likes and dislikes. What man,
for example, finds any pleasure in chewing
gum or In eating caramels, or In worshipping
Idiocy of the male sex as Inspired genius?
Now, because a clergyman would not ride to
church on a bicycle,sball he deny the right to
do so to all women? Our clergyman needlessly
worries himself. It is certain that if a woman
is blameless In other respects, she will never
miss the way to heaven by riding on a bicycle.
Nevertheless, I think that lovely woman owes
it to herself, when she bestrides a bicycle and
devotes herself to the task of keeping It In
motion, to have a due regard to tho shapeli
ness of her shoes, if not to the size of her feet.
Beyond this there are no restrictions that I
would place on the dear creature when she has
an ambition to divert herself with this ma
chine. PRODUCING AERATED WATER.
Natural Carbonic Acid Gas Brought from
In the neighborhood of the extinct Eifel
volcano, near tho Rhine, In Germany, are
found sprincs of mineral waters which give
off large volumes of natural carbonic acid
This natural gas becomes thoroughly purl
fled In passing up through some two or three
hundred feet of water, which, of course
ineanB a considerable pressure upon the gas-
Thls gaB, being duly collected on the sur
face, 16 subjected by means of pumps to
the pressure of 500 or 600 pounds per square
inch, condensing it into a clear, transparent
liquid, which is forthwith stored in steel or
wrought Iron cylinders of special construction
and exceptional strength.
The manufacture of aerated water is now
readily carried on by means of theso tubes,
which are easily transported, lu a manner at
once simple, rapid, and Inexpensive, no
machinery whatever being required.
The apparatus consists simply of a closed
eopper vessel of any required size, nearly
filled with ordinary pure water and con
nected with a tube of compressed gas.
On turning a tap on the table the liberated
gas rushes under high pressure into the cop
per vessel, becomes thoroughly Incorporated
aerated mineral water which is so largely con
sumed and so justly appreciated at the pre
The aerated water can now be drawn off for
immediate consumption or bottled for future
use. Mineral water thu6 produced is stated
to be entirely free from any llavor of chemicals,
sometimes discernible in that which has been
prepared from artificial carbonic acid gas.
THE SLAVE'S REVENGE.
A Kind of Vongonnce That is Doth Tc-
enllar and Deadly
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In Ilayti and Martinique the venom of tho
terrlblo serpent Indigenous to thoso islands,
tho terrible fcr do lance, has been often em
ployed by the negroes to dispose of their
enemies. A horrlblo but well authenticated In
stance of negro Ingenuity and malevolence
Is told In Martinique. A huge negro, recently
imported from the Guinea coast, had been
whipped by tho order of his master, one of
tho great planter princes of the island while
it was under French rulo. Tho victim made
no complaint, but meditated revenge.
By long search he found tho lair of a pair
of serpents in tho garden adjacent to the
house. Watching his opportunity ho killed
ono and dragged Its body to the house,
through a window that was alwajB open, and
Into the bedroom of tho beautiful daughter Of
tho planter. Ho dragged It to tho bed, lifted
tho coverings, and colled the reptile on tho
sheet. When this was dono ho carried tho
dead snake away and cast it into an adjacent
As tho night approached tho serpent's mate
followed tho trail, crept through tho open
window, and to the bed of tho planter's
daughter. The latter, half awake, made a
motion to brush away tho intruder. Instautly
the fangs were buried in her neck, and in a
fow hours sho was a corpse.
QUEEN BESS'S TABLE.
Fare Wlilclt Was Supplied to Her
Under Her Own lloof.
All tho Year Round.
Wo are able from "Tho Qucenes Majesty's
Booke," in tho Harlelan manuscript, No. GOO,
to put upon record the faro which was sup
plied to her under her own roof. Here is a
First Course. Cheats aud manchcat (white
wheaten bread); beer and ale, seven gallons;
and wine, lslp. Boiled mutton, two stone;
boiled capon, one; boiled chickens, four;
boiled larks, 18; boiled patridges, two; boiled
beef, half a sirloin; cygnet; capons, two; veal,
six stone; roast beef, one stone; cocks, seven;
chickens, nine; plovers, nine; veal pies, and
Second Course. Larks, two dozen; snipes,
nine; patridges, three; pheasants, two; conies,
6tx; pullets, two; chicken pie, tart, fritter;
butter, fourteen pounds, and eggs, seventy
five. The cost is put at i 6d.
On a "Fish Day" the royal table was thus
Cheat and mancheat, eight loaves; beer and
ale, seven gallons; and wine, Is. 2d.
First Course. Ling, 1; collops and eggs,
Is.; whitings, twelve; salmon, p. (dni.); pike,
one; gunards, two; dory, one; birte, dim.;
soles, 1 p.; salmon calves. Is.; lamperne pie,
one; custard, one.
Second Course Eelsandlampens,ls.; carp,
one; tench, one; smelts, fifty; floundsrs and
loches, twenty; cray, seven dozen; warden
pie, one; tart, one; veal, boiled, 2s.; capon,
b , one; chickens, b., four; larks, b., two
dozen; mutton, b., two st.; veal, roast, two
St.; capon, one; pullet, one; chickens, nine;
larks, eighteen; snytes, six; plovers, six;
cocks, five; teals, four; partridges, two;
conies, six; pannado-capon, one; butter, four
teen pounds, and eggs, twenty-five.
Alter presiding lor a wnuo at ner pumic
table, the queen usually retired to her own
apartment to dine in quiet.
Among the articles of diet not included in
the foregoing bills of fare, I find, on other oc
casions, bream, perch and conger eels, trout,
haddock and plaice.
Tho Singular Expression of an Engineer
Thought to Bo Dying.
Charley Jenkins was an engineer on the B.
& O. for years and he had many hairbreadth
escapes. lls run was Between uarrett, ma.,
and Chicago Junction, Ohio, and nearly every
body along the route came to know him per
sonally. His friends could tell his engine every
time by the peculiar "toot," and whenever the
engineer was In sight there would be a wave of
tho hand as a recognition of friendship. His
engine, tho 720, was the best on the division,
and if a fast run was to be made Jenkins and
the 720 were sure to be on the call board for it.
One day tho old engineer was taken ill, and
for weeks he lingered on his bed, when It
seemed that only a thread held him on to life.
He was sadly missed along the route, and the
peculiar "toot" of the whistle was heard no
more, for although old 720 was kept running
there were other hands at the throttle.
The crisis of bis illness came. Tho family
surrounded the bed and watched with breath
less eagerness for any sign of a change.
The stillness of tho room was oppressive.
Nothing could be heard save the regular,
heavy breathing of tho sick engineer.
Suddenly ho arose on his elbow. He stared
wildly around, and his eyes looked liked a
madman's. Then ho set up In bed, clutched
an Imaginary sheet of paper, and gasped:
"TifUn; train five; engine seven twenty; pre
pare to meet thy God "
Ho sank back exhausted and fell into a
quiet, eaBy sleep. "When he awoke he was
on a fair way to recovery, but by that time
tho news had reached the place that a terri
ble accident had happened; that No. 5 had
collided with a freight; that engine 720 was
a wreck, and that tho engineer and fireman
Charley Jenkins insists that he had a pre
sentiment from heaven.
Sum and Greek.
N. Y. Letter to Pittsburjr Leader.
One of the best Greek scholars in New Y ork
is a guard on the Sixth Avenue Elevated road.
Not long ago a famous professor in ono of
our leading universities published a volume
on certain features of the ancient Grecian dia
lects, of Interest only to scholars. The L
guard referred to above wrote to a New York
newspaper, pointing out several errors made
by the professor. He signed himself "Sixth
Avenue Elevated Guard, No. ." For a
month I watched the badges of the guards on
that road as I made my dally trips back and
forth. One morning I was rewarded by find
ing theJearued man I sought, "How does It
happen," I asked, showing him my card,
"that you, a Greek scholar of first rank,
should be doing such work as this?" He
looked at me sadly, and his face grew more
flushed than usual. "I was the best Hellenist
of my year at Dublin," he said. "My Greek
is still what it used to be, but my career has
been ruined by rum,"
Nature, Not Man, Made Island Park.
"What nature makes 1b perfect, and it is,
therefore, the delight of man. Trains from B.
& O. station at 9:8$ and 10:40 a. m. Thursdays,
Round trip, $1, All amu6ementB free.
THOMAS D. SINGLETON,
4LXC JS event lx Stxeei UVortliwesfc.
I am compelled to reduce my stock to make room for
AVlxlcli "will Soon 33ef?lii to Ai'i'lve.
I am aware that very many buyers are out of town for the season,
but believe there are enough left to take advantage of the really extra
ordinary bargains I am offering in every department of my business.
I cannot enumerate prices, as the space does not admit, but am
giving'a discount of from io' to 20 per cent, from my regular selling prices.
THIS REDUCTION places the greater part of the stock at actual
factory cost. You will find the stock fresh, well kept and compara
tively new. v
Remember that you will find Furniture of all kinds, Carpelings and
Rugs, Oil-cloths, Ljnoleums, Straw and Napier Mattings, Portieres,
Lace and Silk Curtains, Draperies, Reed and Rattan Furniture, Window
Shades, Pole Cornices in Brass and the different Woods, and in fact
almost everything needed to furnish and decorate your homes.
I am giving personal supervision to every detail of my business
aud can assure prompt and ready attention to all orders. Complaints
investigated without delay and errors or mistakes rectified cheerfully
and at once.
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