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Gen.' Diaz Distressed
i4f Nephew's Plight
Former President Sorry for Leader of Revolt in
Mexico, but Realizes His Helpless
ness in the Matter.
Ecial Cable to The Waihinzton Herald.
Paris, Nov. 2. den. Porflrio Diaz is so
deeply distressed by the latest news
from Mexico, and particularly by the im
' mlncnt peril of his nephew. Gen. Felix
Diaz, that he refuses to see any one ex
cept two or three of his Intimate friends
at the Hotel Astoria. One of these ex
pressed to a correspondent the general"
regret on being unable to influence the
Mexican authorities in favor of the miti
gation of the sentences against the lead
ers In the Vera Cruz uprising. He said:
"Don Porflrio, however, realizes his
personal powerlessness In the matter.
Whatever spirit of magnanimity might
animate President Madero in the prem
ises, nothing his predecessor could do or
say or hope fcr could affect the case
otherwise than disastrously. The notion
prevailing In some quarters of Mexico
that Felix Diaz is simply a puppet in the
hands of his illustrious uncle, in whose
Interest the late revolt was fomented, is
utterly unfounded. .Though Madero
doubtless appreciates the entire falsity
of the rumor, nevertheless, it Increases
the delicacy o: his position, and accentu
ates the difficulty of personal interven
tion by Don Porflrio.
"Since he retired from the presidency,
he never has entertained an Instant's
thought of returning to public life. He
is an old man. worn out. like Wolsey,
with the cares of life, and enjoying
every one of his few remaining hours of
repose Scnora Diaz also is happy to
have her distinguished husband far from
turmoil. At last the general himself has
no Interest In public affairs In Mexico,
except that felt by ever- man who loves
his country and desires its welfare. His
hope now is that if the fate of the Vera
Cruz leaders h left In the hands of the
Supreme Court, that high tribunal will
so temper justice tilth mercy as to cre
ate tencral pacification of the opposing
elements and product: an era of peace
throughout the lountry that only re
quired tranquility for the resumption of
its. normal prosperity.
Ramon Corral, the Mexican Vice Presi
dent under Diaz, is lying dangerously 111
at his Paris home in the Rue Berri. His
oldest son. a student at a medical col
lege' in Philadelphia, was summoned to
his father's bedside and arrlted here a
few days ago. There are probably only a
few days before Corral's death, but he
feebly abks to be informed eery day of
the latest hapienings in the mhappy
land of the Montczumas.
HUMOR THAT KAISER WILL
CHANGE ANGLE OF MUSTACHE '
CAUSES PANIC IN GERMANY
?al Cable to The Washington Herald. ,
'Berlin. Nov. i The greatest news of
the week is the mere rumor that the
Kaiser h thinking of rhanglng the" anglo
of his mustache. Every one remembers
the terrible time some years ago when
the Kaiser grew a beard, and thousand;
of photograph sellers were threatened
with ruin until the Kaiser, appealed to,
consented to abandon the beard. You
could get a lo of money If you found a
photograph of the Kaiser In a beard, for
he cut it off and killed the fashion. But
he set the fashion of the turned-up mus
tache, which has lived. Shall it die?
Religion Dominant Note
Among the Macedonians
People Mainly Responsible for Balkan War Allow Pas-
sion for Things Spiritual to Overcome All Else,
and Much Strife Is the Result.
Special Cable to The TCaabinzton Hcsald.
London. Nov. Z What sort of man is
the Macedonian Christian, whose exist
ence is mainly responsible for the war?
"There Is no easier way of getting a
headache than in trying to grapple with
the problem of the various races in
Macedonia. As a matter of fact, there is
no such thing as race there, for its
place is taken by religion."
Thus a traveler who recently toured
the Balkans said when asked to describe
the Macedonian Christian, the cause of
the war in the Balkans.
"Western Europe," he continued, "still
retains some illusions on the subject of
Christians in the Balkans. Those illu
sions are not shared by the majority of
travelers who have come into contact
with the so-called defenders of the cross.
"There are three forms of Christianity
In the Balkans the Greek Orthodox
Church, the Bulgarian "Schismatics, and
the Roman Church. From the numerical
point of view, the latter communion only
plays a minor part in Balkan affairs.
Much Religions Strife.
"It Is the adherents of the Greek and
Bulgarian churches who thoroughly hate
and persecute each other. There are
Bulgars in Macedonia who belong to the
Greek Church and Serbs who belong to
the Bulgarian Chfirrh. with th f-anlt
that even- Macedonian village is a hot-i
Dea of religious strife and contention.
"A great many of the atrocities for
which the Turks have been blamed have.
as a matter of fact, been perpetrated by
some too zealous band of Christian re
formers, who have tried to convert to
their own faith some stubborn village
dynamite being in grea't favor in the
"There is nothing In Macedonia of the
English , spirit of religious tolerance.
When a native of the Balkans sees an
other of different faith he treats him ai
an enemy who must be removed.
"The Turk has been accused, probably
with justice, of egging on the opposing
creeds to fight each other. They need,
however, very little encouragement.
"Although the Macedonian would be
very much out of place In any English
church or chapel, he certainly cannot be
accused of Insincerity so far as his re
ligious faith is concerned.
Even Bandits Deront.
"He is very devout, and many a ban
dit would never dream- of going out on
a raid until he had received a blessing.
"Throughout the Balkans, however,
superstition Is still rife, the most notable
being that of the 'evil eye.' No person
accused of this undesirable possession
would be allowed to remain in a village.
but would be treated as a religious leper.
"An Interesting Serb custom is to hang
a bunch' of garlic out of the window in
order to keep away, the aevn. The ma
jority of the superstitions are, however.
In connection with Christmas.
"A practice at Christmas time univer
sal throughout the Balkans. Is the throw
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TRAINS BALTTMOEE GIRL.
Eaaaes Devotes Moat of Her
Time to Xiao Wis-.
Ereclal Cab's to .Tin Waahtoftoa Herald.
Paris, Nov, 1-Mme. Emms, Eames is
devoting most of her time to polishing
up the artistic talents of her protege.
Miss Douglas Wise, of Baltimore. Miss
Wise la well known in Baltimore
clety. where she was acknowledged a
beauty. With this quality, an aptitude
for acting and an 'unusually natural
voice, she came to Paris several years
ago to study. ,
Before meeting Mme. Eames she was
heard at Nice by the directors there who,
realizing her possibilities, made a con
tract with her, but since meeting Mme.
Eames she realizes the advantages that
study with such a master will give her
and now she Is endeavoring to break the
COT,. C. FELIX DIAZ,
nephew of the former President of
Mexico, whose insurrection agalst the
Madero government in Mexico was
thwarted by the Federal army. Diaz
and his lieutenants were captured. Two
of the latter hate been shot to death.
Diaz has been court-martialed and sen
tenced to the same fate. Madero has
refused to pardon him. but. so far as
can be learned, no date has been set
for the execution of Diaz.
ing or Kufje. On "Christmas Eve the
housewife prepares a pasty mixture
consisting of honey, wheaten flour, and
currants, and looking very much like a
pallid Christmas pudding before It is
boned. A handful of this mess Is thrown
at the ceiling. The whole family watch
excitedly the fate of the kutje. It the
mess sticks to the celling, then there
win be good luck throughout the year:
if it comes down, it spells misfortune.
and the Balkan peasant, with the un
questioning fatalism of the East, re
signs himself to a year of misfortune
with the composure of a Mrs. Gum-
TTiere is. however, one great thing
to be said In favor of the Balkan Chris
tians, and that is the hospitality always
to De round In the monasteries.
"The wayfarer, no matter what his
race or creed, is aiwas welcome, and
the slender means of the monastery are
entirely at his disposal."
DEFIES PROUD PARENT.
Music hall singer, and daughter of Lord
CUncarty. who has defied her proud par
ent this tlmevby engaging herself t an
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Sprdl Cable to The Ma'hinctuii HrraM.
Patia Nov. i Miss Constance Warren,
of New York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Henry Warren and a niece of
Mrs. Robert Goelet, is to be a countess
and may become a marchioness. It has
been announced that she will marry
Comte Guy de listeyrie, son of the Mar
quis and Marquise de Lasteyrie. The
count Is the son of an International mar
riage. His mother was a Miss Goodlake,
of New York.
Slaying of Diamond Dealer
Antwerp Leads to Startling
Fprrlal Cable to Tea Wajhinlton llmli
Brussels. Nov. 5. The recent murder of
an Antwerp diamond merchant named
Provo has led the police of that city to
the discovery of what they suspect to
have been a plot to get rid successively,
by assassination, of several of the wealth
iest diamond merchants of the town.
Provo himself had been, at the end of
last month. Invited to a hunting party by
his friends, the brothers Gaston and Rich
ard Vcrgouts, who are well known In
sporting circles, and winners of prizes In
motor races. He au shot donn on the
hunting ground leased to Gaston Ver-
gouts, and hurriedly burled there.
A few days ago. Provo's body having
been discovered, the brothers Vcrgouts
were arrested and charged with the crime
in which a third man with a red beard.
not yet Identified and caught. Is also sup
posed to have been concerned. Richard
accuses his brother of being the murderer,
while Gaston. In return blames the crime
on Richard. But what is startling the
police and public is the fact that about
$15,000 worth of Jewels belonging to Provo
having been discovered in two places
where Gaston had stated they were con
cealed by Richard. There was found a
big brown diamond of a kind Provo
never dealt In. arid which must, accord
ing to the present theory. hae belonged
to an Antwerp diamond merchant named
Davidson, mysteriously murdered last
year in the same neighborhood, and whose j
murderers have not yet been detected.
The police believe that the two crimes
were both the work of the prisoners and
the red-bearded man, who have most sys
tematically plotted the death of as many
diamond merchants as possible to strip
tnem or tneir weaitn.
Srrcial Cable to The Washington Herald.
London, Nov. i Once moro the lovely
Lady Beryl Le-Poer-Trench Is disturb
ing the minds arid defying the commands
of her parents, the Earl and Countess
of Clancarty. Lady Beryl, who Is only
nineteen. Is the daughter of the late
Belle Bllton, the beautiful and famous
music hail singer whom the Earl of
Clancarty. then Lord Kllconnel. married
despite his father's angry opposition.
Belle Bllton lived down the prejudices
of her husband's relatives and of the set
Into which her marriage transported her,
and came to be recognized as an honored
mother and a worthy member of the
nobility. But with the Bllton blood in
her veins. Lady Beryl Insisted on mak
ing her debut on the vaudeville stage
Now she has engaged herself to marry
an Impecunious but good-looking young
man, a son of the late Dr. Hope, of
Young Hope, who Is in the reserve of
the Irish Guards, lives with his widowed
mother.. The engagement has not been
announced, and Lord and Lad' Clan
carty are doing their best to Influence
Lady Beryl to break It off, but the-glrl
has a ver' strong will and clings desper
ately to her romance. Falling all at
tempts to coerce her. Lord Clancartv will
try to obtain a lucrative position in busi
ness for young Hope in the city.
FIND ANCIENT SUEZ.
Scwlptored Pieces 200,noo YraraTOld
Come to Light.
STfCial Csb'e to The Wasliinstoa Iltrald.,
Paris. Nov. Z. M. DharvenL a Freni-h
scientist, residing at Bethune. has m-e-
sented to the Congress "of Prehistoric
Anthropology and Archaeology six pieces
of sculptured sllex dating from the Chel
It la suggested that they were scuId-
tured no fewer' than 330,060 years ago by
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Penny-in-the-slot Machine (Proves
' Boon to London Lovers
Special Catus to Tha Waahinttoa, Herald.
London, Nov. I. Love letters can now be
sent In London by means of a penny-tn-
This mechanical "intermediary" Is
novel adaptation of the wonderfully im
proved automatic machine, which may
now be seen on the public platform of
Marylebone Railway Station.
The "Notograph, as the machine is call
ed, ia a sort- of mechanical "messenger
boy, t which receives a-message and dis
plays It on a card behind a glass front
for some three ncurr.
The machine at Marylebone Station ad
"If your friend has not kept his ap
pointment consult the Notograph. Per
haps he, cr she, has sent you a message
either by hand or phone, and it is being
displayed for you In the machine.
If your train la about to start and you
cannot wait any longer for the friend who
has not turned up, you should tell him
your mind through the Notograph.
Or If you made an apptlntment under
the clock and are tired of watting for
your friend, leave a message saying
where ou may be .found.
Certainly this useful little machine,
which can display some three dozen
messages at a time, seems to provide
a safe means of communicating In a
public place. Messages cjnnut be tam
pered with or wrongly delivered, and no
one but tho person Interested can un
derstand your message, which you write
with your own hands. You slide a pe.nny
In the slot, a panel drops, forming a
writing rest, and you are automatically
provided with a pencil and card. After
you have written your message you re
place the card In the frame of the ma
chine and it drops Into position behind
a glass window. There It remains in
position (or at Irast three hours, and
then disappears to make room for an
Railway stations, and in London, par
ticularly, tube stations, are favorite
meeting places. But there Is alnays that
element of the beautiful uncertainty
about appointments. It Is ut such public
meeting points that the automatic mes
senger boy Is likely to prove a friend
VICAR HOLDS UP
Objects to Sister of Dead Wife
Marrying Her Brother-in-law.
brtcial Cab to The Uaflnrcton HcraM.
London. Nov. 2. A Devonshire couplo
w ho are desirous of getting married have
failed In their endeator to obtain a cer
tificate of the publication of the banns.
owing to the vicar's objections to marry
ing a man to his dead wife's sister. The
woman has for several years resided at
Ilslngton. a village near Newton. Devon.
and the prospective bridegroom lives at
Hanwell. where he Is a prominent church
worker. The banns were to have been
called on the first three Sundays In Sep
tember, both at Ilslngton and Hanwcll.
They were. In fact, read twice by the
vicar, the Rev. J. D. H. Patch, but he
refused to publish them for the third
time, having meanwhile ascertained the
relationship of the parties. He told the
prospective bride he had a conscientious
objection to such a marriage taking place
in tne Established Church.
T do not suggest." said the tlcar after
ward, "that the woman tried to withold
the circumstances; in fact, she made no
secret that she Intended to marry her sis
ter's widower. Every one In the tillage
seems to nave known It except myself."
The vicar added that the man who first
told him of the Impediment was prepared
to publicly protest In the church. He
told the parties he would not call the
banns unless there was an understanding
that a certificate would not be asked fir.
and that the marriage should take place
in a regittry office. Upon this Understand
ing being given, the tlcar consented to
call th banns a third time.
The vicar says the defeased wife's sis
ter set of 19K gives him power to refuse
to cenduct such a marriage. He wrote to
the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Exe
ter, and the English Church Unlcn. The
former replied that the tlcar had power to
I refuse to call the banns.
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trcssed at the circumstance, and said
more would be heard of the case. She con
siders the vicar's action inconsistent She
said she had no unerstandlng personally
In regard to the certificate.
INDISCREET LOUISE PUTS LIFE
STORY IN COMIC OPERA
Special Cable Ut The Waihinticn Herald.
Rome, Italy, Nov. i Mme. Louise
Tosclll, who was an Austrian archduch
ess and who would be Queen of Saxony
to-day had she not eloped with her chil
dren's tutor, Glron. is going on the stage.
She will re-enact some or her own wild
adventures and hold up to ridicule the
staid Saxon court, which she found so
wearisome. Mme. ToselU has written 'the
opera in collaboration with" Paul Beni,
the poet. It will be" set to music by her
present husband, Enrico ToeeHl, the
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the ultra-faihlonabla women of Paris,
the place where American fashions are
GIRDLE THE GLOBE
Marconi Company at Work on Plans
to Connect All Corners of
Srcial CaWe to Th Waahlnstrm Ilmld.
London. Nov. 1 A girdle of "wireless"
around the world this is the work that
fhe Marconi Company is carrying out
with all dispatch, and within a year it
will be a commercial possibility to send a
wireless message from London to Aus
tralia, and receite an answer within an
A newspaper representative was shown
at the Marconi headquarters In London,
on Saturday, a Marconi map of the world.
Red lines which radiated In every direc
tion showed how the mot remote parts
of the globe are to be linked up by wire
less. Amid the myriad dots which marked
small and private stations, the routes
were marked out by two great schemes
which are to make "wireless" as usual a
means of communication an over me
world as the present telegraph wires and
The one is an Imperial scheme, and. the
other Is an American transocean scheme.
It Is the imperial scheme which will link
up England with Australia.
Mr. TurnbuII. of the Marconi company.
pointed out the aerial route which Mar
conlgrams will take on tlielr Journey to
For the American scheme, which will
serve to link up the other half of the
world, a powerful wireless station la be
ing erected at Belmar. near New York
city. Messages from there will be sent
to a station In the Panama Canal Zone,
thence to Hawaii, from Hawaii to Manila.
Joining up with the imperial service at
South Africa is to have a station at
Pretoria powerful enough to talk direct to
Buenos Ayres. and New Zealand win
have Its wireless station at Wellington.
Illne-aa of CsnreTltch Mar Develop
Into Something; Serlooa.
Special Cable to The Waahinftoa Herald.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 2. Various stories
published about the nature of the alleged
accident which caused the Czarevitch's
Illness have served to veil the fact that
little Alexis will be a source of anxious
care for some time. In critical phases of
his Illness. It was feared he had con
tracted organic hip disease, which would
have permanently crippled him. It Is
now hoped tha trouble will not go beyond
a tendency to organic weakness of the
When it was first found two years ago
when he sprained his ankle, that his
bones were not very strong, every ef
fort was made to help the process of
ossification. The idea .that Alexis Is a
robust boy originated from his lively
spirits, which arc themseltes a danger,
for he regents being thwarted by any
one, and will continue his frolics until
Younir. Girl anil lloy Drive Through
Streets While Drank.
Srciial Cable to The Wa&bincton Herald.
London. Nov. 2. Another phase of the
motcr neril was disclosed at the Marl
borough Street Police Court when a well-
dressed girl of nineteen was fined Jio lor
driving a motor In a dangerous manner,
and C-50 and costs fcr being drunk while
In charge of the car. An elghteen-year-oia
youth, described is a student of Cam
bridge was fined J10 for aiding and abet
ting the girl, and JiOO and costs for being
A constable said the girl -was driving
car which crashed into a taxi-cab In
Piccadilly In the early hours of the morn
ing; She had no license, and botyi she
and the youth were drunk. The latter
said he was giving the girl a lesson in
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Of Arctic No Man's Land
Reports, if True, May Cauke International Complica
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to Part of
SOON TO APPEAR
Clothing of Eighteenth Century
Bean Finds Vogue with
London Smart Set
Special Cable to The Waahimtoo Herald,
London. Nov. 2. The female dandy is
shortly to make her bow.
Save for her skirts she will be an exact
replica of the beau of the eighteenth cen
tury, even to the three-cornered hat.
One of these new costumes seen on the
Strand had a coat designed after the
fashion of the picturesque beau and also
the fancy waistcoat.
With this was worn the quaint tricorner
hat of black, tilted over one eye In co
quettish style, and the long cane com
pleted the picture.
The costume was made of blue velvet,
the waistcoat was yellow, and the
straight skirt, narrow round the feet,
was trimmed with fur.
Many fashions both picturesque and
otherwise have recently been adopted for
women from men's attire. They Include:
Military French bonnet, bowler hats.
French cabmen's hats, swallow-tall coats,
stiff little pique waistcoats, busby hats.
Pinafcre frocks, apron frocks, and other
designs of kitchen origin have been worn
during the'laat two years, and now a new
development cf the pannier has arrived.
This skirt has two large square pockets
resembling the huge market pockets In
the apron of Mrs. Market-Saleswoman.
Special Cable to The tVaibinston HrraM.
London. Nov. I. As Queen Mary fesred
when she took her daughter. Princess
Mary, with her on her trip to Germany,
the voyage became the turning point in
that young lady's life. Hitherto treated
like a mere child, the princes was In the
habit of meekly submitting to her moth
er's old-fashioned wishes In every way,
but the talks she had first with the old
Grand Duchess of Strelltz, her mother's
aunt, and afterward with the Kaiser's
daughter. Princess Louise and the crown
princess of Germany, gave her the cour
age to rebel against her mother. Some
very violent scenes are said to have oc
curred, when Mary informed her mother
that she was no logger a child and In
the future wanted to select her own
dresses. The princess won and Just now
she has given her rirst order tor dresses
made acording to her own taste, which
U very much different from the queen's.
One of the Princess Mary's first acts after
she had ordered her first gown and
selected material and cut for herself wti
to write a long letter to her grandmother.
Queen Alexandra In Denmark, whose fa
vorite she has always been, and who has
often championed her cause with her
Among the court dressmakers the vic
tory of Princess Mary has been hailed
with delight, for thy have heretofore
had only very lean accounts to make out
durlnj; the present reign, while the long
restraint has made Princess Mary quite
reckless, and almost extravagant. The
numoer or toiieues sne nas aireaay or
dered Is enough to keep the dressmakers
busy for the next two months.
Hero of Maf eking' Shuns
Publicity on Wedding Day
Sir Robert Baden-Powell Surprises Friends by
Being Quietly Married in Little Dorcet-
Srectal Cable to The Watai&tton Herald.
London, Nov. 2.' With the same shrink
ing from publicity which marked their
engagement. Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
the "Hero of MafeUng." and Miss
Olave St. Clair Soames. were married
quietly last Wednesday at St. Peter's
Church, Parkstone, Dorsetshire, the
home of the bride.
The engagement of Sir Robert, who
had been a bachelor all his fifty-five
years, was announced less than a month
ago and was a surprise to his friends
and to those of Miss Soames'. When
efforts were made to ascertain when the
wedding would take placV. Sir Robert
dodged. All that he would say was that
It probably would be during the first
ten 'days of December.
Then, on the heels of this statement,
came the news that the couple had gone
to the- little church at Parkstone and
had been quietly married by the old
clergyman-who had known the bride for
practically all her twenty-two years of
Lady Baden-Powell Is tall, slender and
a brunette. She Is said to be a very
charming; and very brainy woman. Rob
ert Stevenson Smyth Baden-Powell has
been onef the popular heroes of Eng
land since the Boer war In which he
distinguished himself by his gallantry.
OrganJsaUOB Is his strong; point, ss Is
Special Cable ts Tho Waahlsfton Herald.
London. Nor. 2. According to a report
from Christlanla via Copenhagea. Rus
sia baa carried out a sensational comp
by annexing part of Spitsbergen, tho
arctic no man's land of Ice and coal
end perhaps gold.
It Is alleged that an expedition headed
by M. Rusanoff has homed the Russian
flag and annexed Bell Sound In tho
Bell Sound has since 1306 been claimed
by a British company called the North'
era Exploration Company. All around
the sound pests have been erected, on
which are fastened bronze plates, on
which the claim is announced In Eng
lish. Norwegian, and German to this
"This land is owned by the Northern
Exploration Company. Claimed in UQV
The claim hts been respected by
Swedes. Norwegians, and Germans who
nave enterprises In Spitzbergen. and no
attempt has been made to Jump tt.
If. however, the Russian expedition has
Jumped It in the Tear's name, an inter
national "affair" of considerable Impor
tance to Scandinavian countries will
Spitzbergen belongs to no country. It
is under no flag, but It is open to every
body to go in and peg out clalma Until
recently it was accessible only m the
middle of the summer.
But a few years ago coal was discov
ered In the Spitsbergen mountains and
worked by a Sheffield company. And
later an American company arrived upon
the scene and staked out a claim for coal
The Americans are still working their
claim, and It la understood that the
Sheffield company has disposed of Its
rights to a German mining syndicate.
Much more romantic la the history of
the enterprise of the Northern Explora
tion Company, the owners of Bell Sound.
It was formed to take over a small syn
dicate which had its beginnings in the
remote village of Tolleshunt D'Arey, In
Essex. Here lived Rev. M. Gardner, tho
rector: Dr. Salter, and Mr. Mansfield, a
retired traveler, mining engineer, and
Klondike gold-seeker. Mr. Mansfield had
heard of gold In Spitzbergen. and be and
the clergyman and the doctor talked It
Not long afterward the rector set out
for Spitzbergen and brought back to the
Essex village specimens of quartz, rock,
and "pay" gravel. The three friends met
to inspect the specimens. Mr. Mansfield
declared that there was gold among
them, and his opinion was later con
firmed when the specimens were tested
in London. The party rormed a syndi
cate and went to Spitzbergen and staked
out their claim.
They deposited plans of their claim
with the British Foreign Office, and later
the Northern Exploration Company was
formed, with a capital of 1473,000. many
Influential persons being connected with
Officers Allow Man to Plot Rohbery
and Catch Him in
Sreeial Cab to The WaAinrtoo Herald.
London. Nov. i How a burglar walked
into a trap that had been prepared for
him was told at Birmingham sessions
when Alfred Chandler, commission agent,
was sentenced to seven years' penal ser
vitude for feloniously entering the shop
cf Mrs. Henrietta Aaron, pawnbroker, of
In July last, the burglar opened a con
versation with Mrs. Lorte. the manager of
Mrs. Aaron's business, and suggested that
Lorio should lend him the keys of tho
premises so that he could make an Im
pression of them. "It won't matter to
your mistress," he added: "she Is prob
ably Insured, and it will mean a thou
sand or two for each of us." There was
1200.000 worth of stock In the strong
Lorie communicated with the police.
who advised him to let the prisoner have
a duplicate set of keps. He did so. and
after an Impression had been made the
prisoner returned them, and It was ar
ranged that he should break Into the
shop. The police watched him enter the
premises and followed him. As soon as
Detective Knowles entered, the prisoner
knocked him down with a Jimmy, and a
desperate struggle took place. The po
lice found a complete set of burglar's
tools, and keys giving access to every
part of the premises.
shown by his work In connection with
the Boy Scouts, he holding the title of
commander of the Boy Scouts of Eng
land. The boys who compose this organisa
tion already had started to raise a fund
to give their idol a suitable wedding
present. Each boy Is to give a penny
and It is expected that at least RON will
be raised. To honor their commander's
bride the Second Parkstone Troop of
Scouts has sought and obtained per
mission to be known hereafter as "Miss
Olave Soames' Own." The troop appre
ciates the honor as Gen. Baden-PowelTa
bride has taken a great lnterst In the
scouts and has accompanied the general
on many tours of Inspection sines their
engagement was announced.
In recognition of his distinguished serv
ices to his country. Gen. Baden-PoweD
has receive! at various times the orders
of Knight Commander of the Bath, Com
panion of the Bath. Commander of thsj
Royal Victorian Order. Knight Com
mander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
and Doctor of Laws. He has been in
the British army since UTS, and ns won
his rank of major general at the stag
Besides being a soldier, the general
Is the author of many books sad a
sculptor of ability, havtag i laltiHid at
the Royal Academy in lSsT.
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