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THE -WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1913.
FLASHES FROM OLD
REAL KING OF BAVARIA IS .
OBLIVIOUS OF HIS TROUBLES
Otto I Spends Days Peacefully in Luxurious Prison, While
Country Is Torn by Advisability of Appointing Son
to Assume Throne for Mad Father.
bimal Clips to The vTaahinston Herald.
Berlin Jan. 4 While the people of
Bavaria and the members of the royal
family are deliberating upon the advis
ability of crowning the successor t,o
Prince Regent Leopold and malting him
Kins of BaVaria. the real Kins, hope
lessly insane, in his forest castle. Fur
stenrled, knows nothing of the course
history Is taking outside his prison nails.
Yet the mad King Is the only real King
tif Bavaria. Otto I, while the name of
his cousin, Ludwlg. is on cery Up in
Munich, is still the King, in whose name
the lair Is read and the money coined,
although it Is now more than thirty years
since be has been Kept a prisoner at
There is something dramatic In this
situation something that sends a thrill
of sympathy to heart and brain. Otto Is
now slit -four 3 cars old. Once or twice
lie tried to escape from his keepers, and
on one occasion he aa seen at a win
dow of his castle begging passing farm
ers to rescue him This caused him to
be transferred from Schlelsshelm to his
Otto first attracted the attention of
alienists on the occasion of the Kaiser's
proclamation of Versailles In 1S70, when
his actions caused him to be placed under
guard and returned to Bavaria.
Lock, and Key nuiry.
But .even then the physicians refused
to believe that anj thing was radically
w rong with the j oung prince. Upon theli
advice Otto was sent to Italy and Spain
to distract his mind In the enjoyments of
life. In Madrid the signs of his mania
became too apparent, however, and the
necessity arose to keep him under Jock
Ills first prison was the pailllon of
the N)mphenburg. or Castle of the
Nymphs one of the ro)al castles In the
vklnlt) of Munich This Is the place
where he once showed himself to pass
ing excursionists and farmers, begging
them to sae him The good people
were so affected by the plea of the
roaI prisoner that they actually took
measures to rescue him, and might
hae carried out their project but for
the appearance of the guards, who took
Otto from the window and locked
The prince was taken to Schlelss
helm. but that castlo did not appear
afe enough, so he was finally taken to
Furstenrled, where he has now been
more than thirty jears. seeing no one
tve his keepers, leading a life of al
most total oblivion, with only an oc
casional light in the darkness of his
Kins: Ecnped Once.
Kurstenried is a beautiful royal cas
tle, with great gardens and drives,
which are separated from the outside
world by a twenty-foot wall. The place
Is always occupied by a platoon of sol
diers on guard duty and under com
mand of an officer, who has instruc
tions to admit no one under pain of
Instant dismissal from the array.
Hut In spite of all these precautions
the King oncuftnanoged to escape This
was shortly after his incarceration in
Furstenrled. To this day it has re
mained a mystery how he got out of
START ON TOUR BY
LAND AND SEA ROUTES
Harrey Ladew, Family and Gouts,
Carry Autos on Yacht to Use
fefmal Cable to The Washington Herald.
Taris. Jan. 4. After having crowded all
possible entertainment Into a few days
stay in Paris. Mr. and Mrs. Harve La
dew, their two children, their nephew,
Harvey Ladew, Miss Elsie Ladew, Miss
Hilda Holmes, sister or Judge Holmes,
Miss Annie Wall, cousin or E. Berry
VAall. and Juan Ceballos, who placed her
house in New York at the disposal or
the Infanta Eulalles on the occasion of
her visit there, left the French city to
board Mr. LadeWs jatch, Columbia,
waiting for them at Naples, for India,
China, and Japan.
The party carries two expert chauffeurs
snd will tour the different countries they
will touch After the tour of the Orient,
the jacht will be sent to San Francisco
and the parti will return by the Trans
S.bcrlan Railroad to St. Petersburg,
vi here thev will be met by E Berry
VAall. his wife and mother and return
to Paris in June. Among the entertain
ments given for the party while In Paris
was a Christmas Eve supper at Clroa
i which E. Berry Wall was host. Mr.
anQ-lrs Norman Hutchinson, former
st cretarySo Spencer Eddy, when he was
Minister tovthe Balkans, gave a large
fllnnor nf 1hi
t their home.
Ottawa, Ontarftf. . Jan 4 Three men
are dead as a resuUAf a premature ex
plosion or dynamite it a railroad con
struction plant near Perth. Ontario, to
day The dead- Alexaritfor McTavlah,
Alexander Morrison, Cuurt.
JOHN D. ROCKEILER BEATS
KAISER IN ii!5 OWN BAILIWICK
Efforts of Emperor William to Bar Shuidard Oil From Ger
many Meet with Ignominious fyefeat So
cialists Help Rockefeller
Er'cUl Cable to The WaialnEton Herald.
Berlin. Jan. 4 The battle between the
two Emperors, the Kaiser and John D.
Rockefeller, of Standard Oil World Em
pire, has resulted In a Waterloo for the
former, for it was really the Kaiser
who conceived the Idea of barring the
American oil king from Germany, al
though It ostensibly came from Herr
von Gwinner, the Morgan of German
finances and managing director of the
powerful Deutsche Bank. In order to
oust the American monopoly from Ger
many the Kaiser suggested turning over
the handling and sale of all petroleum
In this country to a German state
monopoly, but in order to do so It was
the place, for no' one seemed to have
helped him. At any rate, the guards
discovered his escape one Sunday morn
ing. The alarm was sounded and troops
were mobilised to hunt the mad King.
Hours passed In the frenzied search of
the entire neighborhood with no result,
until tho poor fellow Anally was found
In a cluster of trees, within a stone's
throw of the castle, quietly playing with
n wild flower.
King Otto is not dangerous or mean.
He does not, live on this earth, but In a
wQrJd of strange spirits with whom he
carries on a strange conversation and
whom he loves and fears.
Friend. In Spirit Land.
He rarely takes notice of the people
around him, but passes his days with his
friends from the spirit land. His In
difference to his surroundings has grown
more pronounced In the many eara of
Ms Imprisonment. In the beginning he
receded Mslts from some of his rela
tives, especially his mother. Queen
Mary, who was a Prussian princess, but
even these rare calls ceased, and, after
tfco death of Queen Mary, twenty-mree
years ago, no one cared to enter Fursten
rled to see the Door mad King.
As much as possible the King is sur
rounded with a semblance 01 roiai at
tention. He has a master of ceremonies.
the Frelherr von Rebwltz, and two court
cavaliers, the Gentlemen von Zwehl and.
von Stengel, who take turns at tTirsten
rled, as do the two physicians in charge
of the patient- The guards are attired
In the uniforms of lackejs.
King Otto eats with good appetite,
but very irregularly, so that his meals
have to be held ready for him at all
hours of the day ortnlght. Every day
he js taken out for a drive In the park
of his prison with a phvaiclan as com
panion and a guard next to the driver,
lln. Moments of Lucidity.
Once the physician In attendance
asked the King, merel as a matter of
form, if he would allow- him to smoke.
The King did not answer, and the
Phjslcian lit his cigar as he reclined
comfortably in.tlie cushions of the car
riage. Just as tffe carriage pulled out
of the court Into the park drive, the
King glanced over his shoulder at his
companion and muttered sadl) :
"And now the fellow Is even smoking
In ray presence"
Such moments of lucidity were not
infrequent in the early days, but now
they are said to have given way to
complete darkness. The physical con
dition of the mad King Is perfect, how
ever, and better than that of many
men of his age whose minds are un
affected blnce June 13. 1SS6. the day of the
death of his brother. Ludwlg- It. the
mad Otto has been the legitimate: King
of Bavaria. 'The death of Prince lie-.
gent Leopold has brought up the ques
tion of proclaiming his son. kudwlg.
rightful King of the land with the name
or Ludwlg III, and there teems to he a.
general reeling In ravor or such a plan
But In order to accomplish that purpose
a special law would have to be passed. I
stripping poor mad Otto ot his roal '
rights before they could be invested In
Ludwlg, for there could not be two iegltt
mate kings in Bavaria.
GOULD AND BELMONT
Noted Horsemen Will Contest with
Vanderbilt for French
errttl Cable to The Waahingtim Herald.
Paris, Jan 4 The efforts made by
William K Vanderbilt to retain, or rath
er regain, his supremacy over all other
Americans on the French turr have been
answered by both Frank J. Gould and
Oliver H. P Belmont, both or whom
have Just made notable additions to their
stables This Is their response to Van
derbilfs purchase or seven horses rrom
J R. Keene The horses have arrived
and hav e been sent to Mr. Vanderbilt s
horse farm In Normandle. The triple
contest for mastery among such well
known Americans as Vanderbilt. Bel
mont, and Gould Is causing uproarious
fun In the aristocratic Jockey Club, from
which the trio are excluded .
In his efforts to get In and thus beat
Mr. Belmont and Mr. Gould, Mr. Van
derbilt sent his secretary. Winnie Hojt.
to sound the officials or the club, but
(even those ot them who have American
connections, like the Marquis de Camay,
would not help, and Host was compelled
to report failure. Mr. Vanderbilt's origi
nal ambition was to be master of the
French turf, but he has never been able
to catch up with Edmund Blanc, whose
money came from Monte Carlo
One on thr Policemen.
London, Jan 4 VIcount Hardinge,
brother of the Viceroy or India, Insists
that the story is true that at least fitty
Indian policemen lost their heads by
falling asleep arter laving them on the
rails to listen for the approach of trains.
necessary to aski the consent of the'
Reichstag and shortly before Christmas
a government bill with that purpose
It met with lit le favor, and the
Rocketeller Interest found strong and
valuable allies in th; German Socialists.
Not because they ha bor any tender feel
ings for the Amertc in oil king, but be
cause they are bitterly opposed to all
monopolies, domestlclas well as foreign.
The bill, which It had been hoped would
have been quickly tassed, was merci
lessly switched into (a committee room,
which It probably will never leave alive,
or If It does it will, be in a form so
radically changed that Its father will
fall to recognize, a single feature ia. It
NEW PLEA TO -AVOID
Porter Chnrll.in 11 ml hi. .lain nlfr.
New York, Jan 4 Pierre Garvan. pub
lic prosecutor of Hudson County, X. J .
has replied to certain public statements
made by Dr. Allen McLane Hamilton,
tho alienist, regarding Porter Charlton,
who confessed to killing his wife at Lake
Como, Italy. In June. 1S10 Dr. Hamilton
said he had examined Charlton In the
Hudson County Jail and foind him suf
fering from tuberculosis. Dr Hamilton
declared that If Charlton was extradited
lto Italy he would not long survive the
; rigors, of the Italian prison, particularly
n solitary confinement,
'prosecutor Garvan said.
solitary connncoirnu in his rcj
United States Supreme Court will pay
no more attention to testimony about
Charlton's phjslcal weakness and mental
weakness than did the court below The
whole question is whether Justice de
mands that Jtaly s requisition be honored
whether Charlton be returned there"
MOURN PRINCE IN BEER.
Bavarlnn Students Drink. TnnkanU
tn Memory of I.ullpold.
Special Cabk to The Waibincton Herald
Berlin, Jan. 4 Black flags and toasts In
beer are somo nf the unusual forms ot
mourning for the late Prince Lultpold,
Regent of Bavaria, at Munich, the Ba
When the news of the regent's death ar
rived at a night resort there the throng
of students, artists, and others ceased
reveling, and one mounted a table, hold
ing aloft a tankard of beer and exclaim
ed. "Now. let us drain a silent glass to
our dead master." All the revelers rose
and reverently emptied their tankards of
PLAN GIFT TO U. S.
DISCHARGED, THROWS BRICKS.
Enitllvli -Boiler Gets slxVVeeVs In
Jul! for Unusual Revenge.
Special Cable to The Waahlnjton Herald.
London, Jan. 4 No explanation of his
conduct was forthcoming from Charles
Wales, a butler sentenced at Westmin
ster to six weeks' Imprisonment for
smashing the windows of 9 Chapel
Street. Belgfare Square, where he had
Mr. St Mitcbtll-Innes said that after
being spoken to about certain Irregular
ities, the accused, his butler. left the
house. While the witness and his wife
were at dinner a brick came through the
window, and a moment later the area
windows and glass panels of the front
door' were smashed by cither bricks.
When1 arrested Walea told a consta
ble that he hired a man. from Bcthnal
Green for forty centa to go with him
to throw fche bricks.
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EXPULSION OF JEWS
MAY CAUSE A PANIC
Cur's Ukase Camses Fear aid Trt-
t bttar a Hearts, of RussaB
Special Obi fa Tlie-YVaabl&xton Herald.
i St. Petersburg.1- Jan. CK commercial
panic, with 'many failures, la threatened
by the Czar's ukaae expelling the remain-
tar Jews from the city or 'Kiel uy too
end of theaRuslan year. These Jews
number Kt merchants of the first guild,
with' their fajnlllea. Thsy are large
traders. hnr the Moscow Produce Exchange,-
In order to 'protect tho entire
home market, petitioned tho finance min
ister to modify 6r delay the expulslori.
"The petition sets 'forth that Jewish
merchants' do business- In -Russia with
an overturn in the past year of more
than 35.000,000. They have current liabili
ties of JUL0O.00Q In bills of exchange, or
which three-quarters are owing in Mos
cow and'the other quarter In Lodz. The
Jews r of Kief have ..transferred most of
their cash balances to Roumanian and
Austrian banks, so ''the Immediate effect
of their expulsion would be to flood the
Moscow ''and Lodx manufacturers with
bad t debts- and 1 Involve thousands pf
smaller flrmsln the- retail trade.
MeanwhUVFinance Minister Kokovtxeff
is being watched angrily by the "Black
Hundred" leaders to see If he will dare
evade the decree.
BUYS BUST FOR SZ25,
KEEPS IT FOR 10 YEARS,
SELLS IT FOR $6,000
Spedi Cable to The- Waahlazttn Herald.
Paris. Jan. 4. Alexander Zeltland, the
talented sculptor of King Edward. Alma
Tadema. Archduke Otho, Lady Walter
Palmer, ahd'Mrs. Emest Craig, of Pltts-
4burg.has suddenly Jumped to fortune by
Ktle purchase and sale of a bust of Hou
dm. Ten jears ago, when he lived In
London, he bought the bust for J1K. It
was at an auction of broken chairs, old
rugs, delft and other dirty and valueless
things, belonging to an agea woman.
who had lived for eighty ears In the
same house. He saw the bust In a niche
of tho staircase. It was the bust or an
unknown man He noticed Its merit and
asked his landlady to buy It, regardless
of cost. She did so for the sum men
tioned, and paid 50 cents to a porter to
carry It home Zeltland took It to pans
and thought no more or It until the
Louvre, learning he had a Hbudln. tried
to buy It. The Louvre also has busts or
Franklin. Jefferson, and Paul Jones. Dy
Houdln. Zeltland refused the Louvre
offer, but now has sold for JS.000 the bust
be bought for CS
LADY CUNARD EMBRACES'
FAD OF DRINKING TEA,
STARTED BY DE ROTHSCHILD
Bircial Cable to The Washington Herald
London. Jan. 4 Lady Cunard. who was
Miss Burke, of New York, wire or Sir
Bache Cunard. has become ono or the
foremost adherents of the Camomile tea
cult, started by Alfred de Rothschild,
which now has man votaries. It is said
that constant sipping of Camomile tea
wards off Indigestion and Insures
beautiful complexion. At many smart
houses It Is now served In dainty cups
Immediately after luncneon. Lady
nard a daughter Nancy. Just sixteen,
promises to be a prett girl. She Is un
dergoing a fin'shlng on the continent,
and has Just left Munich for Paris,
where she will' remain until she makes
FINED FOR STARVING DOGS.
Farmer Forced to Par SJ1S5 When
i. P. C. . (lets After Him.
trcial Cable In The Washington Herald
London. Jan 4 At Berwick, on a
iharge of cruelty to nine hunting dogs
by starvation, btought by the Rova! So
clety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals. Fred Henderson, gentleman
farmer. New Water Haugh. and master
of the Berwick Foot Beagles, was fined
the maximum penalty ot SIS or three
months' hard labor.
An Inspector round three or the dogs
dead, one apparently having been de
voured by his fellows. The other six
were In the last stage or emaciation,
and had evidertly not been ted ror
weeks. The derenw admitted neglect,
but denied deliberate cruelt).
OF HOME OF WASHINGTON'S ANCESTORS
London, Jan. 4. Toe purchasing and presenting to the United Sttea ot
rrnmeat ot Sularade Manor, la Northampton, England, which trasthe konte of
the ancestors of George IVaahlagten, advocated br Sir Edward Grey, British
Foreign Minister. Uxeeelvlaa; eslderab!e atteatlon la eBclal circles throagk
out the United KJagdeaaV.
KAISEEIN AND HEE
DAUGHTER GREAT CHUMS
K.ISr:rtI M) PIIIAC'KSS "VIC
Berlin. Jan 4 Thcr a-e probably
no closer friends and mor9 loyal com
rades than are tho Kr.lrtrin ard her
on.iRhter. Prinoess Vic orta Louise, to
eirh other. It is Indcjd a rare occa
sion vi hen one Is 3sn abroad wltri.u'
the other The princess never falls to
a-mnipaty her mot i r on any of the
latti r i shopping trl. and the same
in -iv be s.tld of luitlnr expeditions,
i.iid summer crulges. Even at court
functions, when she has not been cap-t-i-ed
br sorie ambitious young Lo
thario, the princess is ever at the side
of her royal mamma.
PRAISE YOUNG LADY PAGET.
London prletr Hall thr Yoans
Pre-ree ai Heroine.
r)cial Cable to The Waahniston HeraU.
London, Jan 4. Young Lady Paget.
daughtor of the great Lady Paget, the
famous American .hostess, is the heroine
of society at the momtnt. She recently
returned rrom Belgrade, where her hus
band. Sir Ralph Paget. Is British Mln
later For many dais and nights she
worked incessantly as a nurse In the
military hospital at Belgrade, and
wounded soldiers looked upon her as a
veritable angel or mercy As the re
sult of her great exertions. Lady Taget.
who is still very joung. Is completely
unstrung, and her friends find it very
difficult to make her talk of her ex
periences Queep Mar)' has sent a gracious mes
sage of inquiry to her and other mem
bers of the royal family have written.
As soon as sho recovers her strength.
Lady Paget Intends to return to Bel
irradc. Eauallv splendid has been the
work of tho American wife ot the Brit
ish Ambassador at Constantinople. Lady
Lowther. who Is badly in need ot a va
cation ;- Paid for Children.
Sprrul Cabla to The Waahiczton Herald.
London. Jan. 4. The Dutch government
proposes to Increase the salaries or mar
ried teachers who have reached the age
or tw ent) -eight, and who will have two
or more children. They will receive V6
a )ear In respect or each child until the
children reach the age ot eighteen.
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BID FAREWELL 10 StlLUSlDN
Akkeugh Not Actually Appearing at Court Functions, Cam
paign of Concerts and Theater Parties Has Been
Mapped Out Yachting Cruise in Itinerary.
Sredil Cable to The vTaahlnzton Herald.
Tendon. January 4. Queen Alexandra
has determined to "'come out" this sea
son. She Is tired of seclusion and longs
inr llitlx nubile notice, and. although
sho will not actually appear at court
functions, the public will see her about
ti. i.n,Mt AAirinanlnn (he Hon.
Charlotte Knoll) s. Is planning all sorts
of outings, including concerts ana me
altrs. The Queen mother not only has
taken a box for the season of grand
otera at Covent Garden, but will also
appear In public at the end of the month
for the Beecham opera season and the
Russian ballet. Toward the end of Feb
ruary she will, according to present
n-ant, go on a achtlng cruise to the
Mediterranean with her daughter. Prln
tets Victoria, and If the Balkan question
is settled, she will visit her brother, the
King of Greece, The Queen mother,
however, often changes neY plans two or
thretjBies a "day, much to the worry or
During the last few weeks she has en
Joyed going to watering places on the
1. mn frMIIMnted hV tOUr-
lat and walking along the shore. She
has been recognizee many nines ..u
seems to take delight In being snap
shoted by anjbody.
TELLS "OLD MASTERS"
RY CHEMICAL PROCESS
Enjrluh Pofetior ExplaiM New Meth
od to Detect Art Forferie.
Judf e$ by Materul.
Spedal Catie to The. Waahhvrtoa Herald.
London. Jan. 4 -Methods ot detecting
forged "old masters" by chemical ex
amination of the pigments were des
cribed recently In a lecture to the Paint
and Varnish Society by A. P. Laurie.
professor of chemistry to tne ivuj.
Academ). at St. Bride Institute. London.
Information based on the examination
or literary materials, said Mr. Laurie,
was very imperfect and Inaccurate, and
he described special methods which he
had devised for examlnating microscopic
portions or known works of art, thus
ldentlf)lng the pigments used at vari
ous times with absolute certalnt).
The lecturer described the results ob
tained with reterence ta the palette of
the illuminators ot ancient MSS. up to
the end of the fifteenth century, and
proceeded to deal with pigments used in
later tiroes, tracing them up to the dawn
. mn.tara ohamUlFV Ilfl StlOW ed hOW.
apart from It general scientific and his
torical Interest, these inquiries were of
great value in enabling lorgenes to dc
detected in works of art. ,
1 There could be no doubt, said Mr Lau
rie, that during the eighteenth century
history of the pigments used In earlier
and later times showed that the de
tection of these forgeries would not be
DINING-ROOM FOR DOGS.
Mntton Chop on Canines' Menu I
Special Cable to The Waihtajtno Herald.
London, Jan. 4. The proprietress of a
Chelsea restaurant has established a din
lng-room for dogs. While their mistresses
are having luncheon or dinner the dogs
are placed In another room in charge of
a maid who feeds them with mutton
bones and cooked beef. A dog's dinner
costs 6 cents and he is allowed to eat
his nil of the food which suits him
"I found." said the proprietress, "that
many or my customers had their dogs at
the same table, and In some cases al
lowed them to eat rrom their plates on
the floor. I am a dog lover myself, but
I draw the line at eating from piste
used by dogs I therefore started a sep
arate dining-room for dogs, and both the
dogs and their njlstresses are delighted.
WAS FINISHED GRAFTER.
rtnaalan Police Official Had System
to Get Money GoInK and Coming.
Special Cabla to Th Vf aahlnrton Herald.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 4 The sentence
of ex-Police Chief Koulyabko ot sixteen
months In the penitentiary for embcx
zllng $.000 Intended for protecting Stoly
pin from assassination when at Kief has
lifted a bit of the curtain behind which
graft Is carried on. The largest sum
In Koulyabko s account passed as ad
mlssable was spent on 600 police spies
whom he employed for four months
ahead of the visit of the Czar and Stoly
pln to Poltava and Kief. These spies
were disguised as peddlers and furnished
with goods to sell peasants' wives and
thus get into conversation with the plain
people to ascertain news ot plots.
Koulyabko not only charged the police
department with 300 per cent more than
the peddlers' wares cost him, but pock'
eted the proceeds of their sales. With
the downfall ot Minister Uarakoff, who
succeeded Stolypln at the Department of
the Interior, all heads of tho political
police who took office after Stolypln'a
murder also were cast out.
Government Billboards in Paris Streets, Advertising for
Prison Food Supplies Tempt Starving Thou-
sands to Break Law.
Special Cable to The Waah'srion Herald. ,
Paris, Jan. 4 Many a poor starving
devil, plodding about the streets of Paris
in this miserable weather and stopping
to read the many placards posted on the
public billboards probably Is tempted to
leave the straight and narrow path of
righteousness by reading how well a hu
mane republican government cares for 'Its
criminal guests In the State prison.
Every New Tear the French govern
ment publicly asks business men to com
pete for the deliveries of foodstuffs for
the prisons during the new year and the
PLANS TO :
n-.. .. - Vl.tji. hAw.Tur nhfectfl
riiucria i.ivo, (.v..--.,
strongly to these excursions and always
holds her muff before her face when
she spies a camera.
Several notable debutantes wm dc pre
sented at court this season and one of
. ..Man.t la Marv Charterls.
daughter or Lord and Lady Elcho. Slu
ts a tall, dark, classic beauty, na,msn
ly Intellectual, her parents being mem
bers of that strange, almost secret so
ciety, known as "The Souls," which
Includes 'Arthur Bairour. Mrs. Asqulth
and the Duchess or Rutland.
Elizabeth Asqulth, daughter of the
p-emler, will also make her debut, but
as she, has opened baxaars and made
speeches since she was ten jears old, it
la only a formality.
An important debutante Is Lady Mary
Ceclle, second daughter of Lord and
Lcdy Salisbury Lady Iris Capell. daugh
ter of the Countess of Essex, will make
tier dbBtat--ball given In her honor
next Monday by Lord and Lady Debor
ough, at Taplow Court,
If a oung man cart ba saw to make
Us debut. Sir Richard Satton will do so
at a ball to be given by his -mother at
the family seit Sir Richard., who came
of age last year. Is the -wealthiest youth
In England and is -lever and good look
ing. He owns the best part of Picca
dilly. SLAYER TO BASE PLAY
ON HER LIFE TRAGEDY
Mme. Bloch, Who Shot Husband's
Paramour, Would Dramatize
Srecial Cable to The vVaahmcton Herald.
Paris, Jan. 4 Mme. Laurence Bloch.
the French wonan of letters, who shot
and killed an American woman. Mrs.
Minnie Bridgman. originally or Milwau
kee, and wile or an official or the New
York Lite Insurance Company. Is writing
a drama on the traged). In which she
pla)ed such a prominent part. Mme
Bloch. who was acquitted lat week,
has written several plajs. This one will
necessarily be the most realistic and
dramatic The personae will be the mur
dered Milwaukee woman. Mme. Bloch
herself, who did the shooting: Laurencn
Bloch. a commercial traveler, who wrote
love letter to both the wife and sweet
heart: Henri Robert, a famous criminal
lawyer, Mr. Bridgman, husband of the
victim, and Mr and Mrs. lfrldgman't
son. who will figure in the character of
A typical Paris concierge, the mot
consummate spy in the world, will alw
figure In the plot, and the love letters
wTltten by Mrs. Bridgman to the com
mercial traveler will form part ot the
play and will come like a voice from the
There will be much moralizing, based
upon that part of the admission ot a
plurality of wives, but In a graduated
sort of way. so that the secondary or
subordinate one should not Interfere
with the privileges or the principal wire.
The scene or the play la laid In n un
pretentious flat of the Rue Vlgndn.
where the wife shot the blond
sweetheart In the Introduction the
sweethearts walk at St. Germain, where
Bloch wooed Mrs. Bridgman. and the
Magic City, where he used to amuse her
with a slight relief from the general
grewsomeness of the piece.
COUPLES COURT IN KITCHEN.
Lure-mnklnc In Wales Beset vrllh
Special CabU to The VVaahinsten Herald.
London, Jan 4. Courting in rural parts
or Wales was described In the following
terms by the Rev Gwllym Davies, of
Carmarthen, at the West Wales Free
Church Councils' Federation at Llanelli:
Each Saturday night hundreds of j oung
farm hands would set out ror the social
event or the week, a courting expedition.
By 10 or 11 o'clock the oung man would
be throwing dust at the girl's bedroom
window as a signal that he had arrived.
The girl would creep down stairs wlth-
Iput boots to open the kitchen door. The
youtnrui lover wouia aiso very unci)
take off his boots, and thepalr would
remain together In the kitchen till S or
4 o'clock next morning.
It should be said In their defense that
they had no other opportunity, and be
sides, if a oung man and a young wom
an were seen walking together In the
daylight to or from chapel. It would be
a subject for ridicule and scandal.
SPEAKS SEVEN LANGUAGES.
onth Wales Constable Candidate
for Linguistic Honors.
Special Cable to The Washington Herald.
London, Jan. 4. Seven languages Ara
bic Portuguese. Spanish, modern Greek.
French. Italian, and English are spoken
by Sydney Paterson. temporarily serving
at Barry Dock. South Wales, as a police
constable, in order to qualiry for a post
abroad. He learqed Greek and French
while at school at Alexandria and. Cairo,
where his faher was chief of police, and
picked up Spanish, Portuguese and Ital
ian in the streets.
At Barry Dock he has bad to put all
seven languages Into use.
posters are enough to make you gasp, for
Indeed the prisoners must fare consider
ably better than the majority of their
compatriots outside prison walls." In one
ofj these posters the Department of Jus
tice asks for 0.000 litres ot claret of good
quality. 60,000 kilos ot first-class pota
toes, H.000 kilos of beans, 0,O0O sausages,
1,000 kilos ot loaf sugar. SC0 ktlos or
marmalade, 40,000 herrings, 15,000 kilos
of Gruyees and Roquefort cheese. U.OM
kilos first-class fresh butter. 40,000 strictly
fresh eggs, ic, ending with a demand
tor 70,000 cakes of perfumed toltot soap.
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