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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 1913.
FLASHES FROM OLD WQRLO
LORD DECIES DEFIES CREDITORS
TO MAKE HIM PAY LARGE BILL
Notes Appeal to Higher Court When Renovators of Ancestral
Mansion Win Case in Lower Tribunal Debt
Incurred for Bride.
SrtUl Cabls to Ths ttashlnjtoo Herald
London, March 1 Lord Dcclcs. who
-non Miss Vivien Gould's Joung affec
tions at New York horse show, con
tinues his legal fight against pa) Ing the
builders and decorators who made over
his countr house, Sefton House, Slough,
to receive his bride. Lord Dccies de
clares the bill is exorbitant
It appears now that Mrs George J
Gould, mother of Ladv Decies, Is entirely
of that opinion Having authorized the
expenditure of $50 000 to make a becom
ing home for her daughter, Mrs Gould
refuses to pa (100,000, the amount de
manded for Improving the ancient man
sion Lord Decies appeal against the High
Court's decision that he must pay the
S10O0OJ will come up in the Court of Ap
The stor goes that before the wedding
Mrs Gould and Lord Decies discussed
cert tin plans for modernizing his an
cestral seat Mn Gould generousl ex
pressed her willingness to pa JMCO0 for
certain alterations and decorations
Hut returning here. Lord Decies, with
ecn greater generoslt). gave instructions
to the builder, for ornamentation of
which Mrs Gould had no opportunity to
approve, s-uch as oak paneling on the
staircase of the fine old houso and dainty
structural and irtlstlc alterations In the
BISCUIT" THE FAVORITE
COLOR OF SOCIETY FOLK
Shade in Vogue at the Riviera Pecu
liarly Becoming to American
!-Jvl-J Cable to TUP VVashlnrton JJfrald
London, March 1 Just now all smart
women who invarlabls run down to the
Riviera before Faster are using as their
favorite color what Is known as 'bis
cuit. ' This is a shade peculiarlj becom
ing to American brunettes but with the
(right complexion of Kncllsh women
this shade requlr a touch of vivid
V partlctilarlj charming 'Riviera'
gown was chosen b Mis3 Dorothj Pinto
who married James dc Rothschild last
Tuesdas Tins costume wis fashioned in
damasked crepon in a soft t-hade of bis
cuit the skirt draped in front with a
short tunic pleated at one side which
falls over a longer tunic reaching almost
to the hem at the back Only this longer
draper was seen and it was so arranged
in wide loops, and ends as to suggest a
ver graceful sash
The coat vas also draped and fastened
in front with two liand'ome Brande
bourgs, embroidered in satin and touches
of this embroider were -een on the re
verse A dalnt 1 ttle blouse in biscuit
colored tulle finished with long, close
fitting sleeves accompanied the dress
and a wide ceinture of emerald green
velvet contributed just that note of con
trast which the biscuit demands.
It Is noticeable Indeed that man of
the new dres-es designed for the South
displa hues o cold hat touches of
black or of some brilliant color must
POPE BANS SMOKING.
in Allowed to Indulge
-prnal lahV to The Washirxtnn Herald
Rome. March 1 Pius X hat forbidden
smoking In the atlcan, and the guards,
chamberlains and ittendants are dis
consolate Not even in the privac of
their own chambers arc they allowed
to puff their cigarettes or pipes
The Pope. In tonsequenc of a severe
cold, has himself abandoned smoking,
and like Leo XIII, contents himself with
American tobicco factories forwrly
sent the Pope annual presents of .bac
co He has now requested Uuuzt to stop
sending cigars and pipe tobacco, but to
-end snuff instead
BRIDES BY WHOLESALE.
Mneteen Girls Take Husbands In
Same Church at Same Time.
bprrial Cable to The asbuirton Herald.
Karachi, Indli, March I The liner
Dufferln, which arrived here recentl
brought nineteen oung women who had
come out to Karachi express! for the
purpose of being married
Nineteen bridegrooms were waiting on
the qua, and as the brides landed with
their trousseau loud cheers were raised
The respective couples proceeded at
once to the church, where the ninteen
wtddlng ceremonies were immediately
Court Sentences Dead Man.
Eptdal Cable to The Washington Herald.
Rome. March 1 A man was sen
tenced to forty-five da a Imprisonment
b the Criminal Court of Turin for
having attacked a woman He appeal
ed, and the case came before the Court
of Appeals, although in the Interval
the man had died As no legal proof of
his death was forthcoming:, the mag
istrates tried the case, and reduced the
sentence to fifteen days' Imprisonment.
Wonld-Be di Matricide.
Sprda Cable to The Wuhtrgton HmM
Genev a, March 1 A girl named Lucie
Allaigre, aged twenty, ha3 been sentenced
at Annecy to twenty ears' penal servi
tude for murdering her mother.
Mile Allaigre desired to become a nun,
and because her mother objected she at
tacked her with a knife, inflicting fatal
Tramp ISot Worried.
Spcaal Cable to The Washirjlon HenM
Paris. March 1 "I hope this Is the last
sentence I shall pass upon you," said a
French magistrate to a tramp who has
appeared before him regularly for many
Affecting surprise, the tramp replied:
"Then jou think of retiring, your wor
ship?" "Wherein Diner Get Left.
bprdal Cable to The Washington HenM.
Paris, March 1 Open the window,
waiter; I am roasting." said a customer
who had just dined at a restaurant. "Shut
it up, v-alter: I im frozen," protested a.
man who had Just sat down.
The waiter hesitated The proprietor
settled the dispute at once. "Obey the
customer who has not yet dined," be
boudoir and private apartments destined
for the bride
There Is no doubt that Sefton House
was made entirely fit to receive even an
American heiress, but Mrs. Gould was
vastly surprised when she received the
"I told ou I would be very glad to
pay I30.0C0." she aald sweetly to Lord
Decies, according to her friends, "but
$100.000-docs that not seem extrava
Hermes to Par
So Lord Decies went to the builders, a
big London firm.
"You have charged me JjOOOO too
much," said his lordship
"M lord, as we understand it. your
lordship incurred the additional liability
of 30,WH)." politely returned the firm's
"I shan't paj it: Its a confounded Im
position." returned Lord Decies
So the firm went to law. The High
Court decided that Lord Dccies must pa
for what he had ordered, but also di
rected that the builders' claims be sub
mitted to arbitration A month later the
builders went to the court again com
plaining that the noble lord had not
obeed its order
The court directed that the settlement
ho expedited Thereupon. Decies, being a
fighter, "put on the gloves' Just as oncA
of the Bercsfords did with )Oung Tony
Diexel in New York After training
with his lawyers Lord Decies decided to
take the High Court s order before the
Court of Appeals
WOULD FLY ACROSS SEA.
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Mrs. aicnn graiime-wiute.
bpmal Cable to The VV aahiorton Ilrrald.
London, March 1 The adventurous
wife of Claude (!rahame- hite. the
English aviator, who vv-is Miss Doroth)
Talor. of New lork, is trjtng to in-'
duce him to let her accompany him on
his trans-Atlantic hdro-aeroplane trip
It Is said the more he protests and
points out the danger of the flight, the
more she coaxes, and those who know
her sa she is ver) apt to win her
MANY HEAR NEW OPERA.
"Dejannlre" Receives Bis Ovation
nt Presentation In Cairo.
Special table to The Washington nenld
Cairo. March 1 The Khedcval Opera
was crowded to hear Salnt-Saens' latest
opera. Dejanaire." the composer being
among the audience
Mr and Mrs Rudvard Kipling are
6taing at the Semlramls Hotel
Sir Hugo de Bathe Is at the Cataract
A ball at the Scmiramis Hotel last
night attracted most of the titled peo-
le In Cairo as well sm many of the lead
ing Americans, and" the fancy dress ball
at the Savoy Hotel on the previous even
ing was likewise crowded
Lady Margaret Sackvllle has arrived at
the Mecca House, and Mr and Mrs Ar
thur C James are at Shepards
Bees Best Government.
Special CaHo to The Washington Htnld
London, March 1 A curious diffi
cult; has caused the abandonment of
one of the government's minor meas
ure? This Is the bee diseases bill
which sought to impose penalties on
persons sending diseased bees from
one place to another by post.
When the bill was under discussion
It was remembered that there was
nothing to prevent the diseased bee
Journelng on his own account. In
fected swarms might even fly from one
spot to another.
On such a Journey a bee. meeting an
Inspector, might refuse to stop and pro
duce a health certificate! Hence It be
came apparent that the provisions of
the bill were more or less of a farce.
Country Swain tn Court.
Special Cable to The Washington Htnld.
London, March 1 Rival suitors of
a County Tyrone girl. Margaret Jano
Wilson, figured in a case at Six Mile
Cross, in which she charged one of
them, a outh named Corbett. with as
sault. She complained that while she
was sitting on the knee of William
Maxwell. Corbett pulled her off. Her
aunt ordered him out and hit him with
The girl added that this was occa
sionally the way she spent Sunday
evenings. With a warning to the de
fendant to behave himself the magis
trates dismissed the summons.
Despondent; Takes Life.
Special Cable to The Washington HenM.
Prague. March 1 A reitaurant-keeper
at Holleschowltz, In despair at his res
taurant being put up for sale by auction,
committed suicide by Inhaling gas His
wife and five children perished with him.
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CLAIM MADERO WAS
SLAIN IN THE PALACE
Father tad Uncle of Former Mexican
President Allege Deliberate
ATTACK IS CALLED A "FAKE"
Havana. March 1 That Francisco Ma
dero, former President of Mexico, and
Jose Pino Suarez, his Vice President,
were assassinated and horribl muti
lated in the National Palace. Instead of
being killed In the road of the peniten
tiary in Mexico City, is the statement
made here by Francisco Madero, sr , and
his brother, Ernesto Madero, who was
minister of finance in his nephew's cabi
net. The fugitive Madero family arrived
here last night and to-da) gave their as
tonishing version of the killing of Ma
dero and Suarez to friends
According to the Maderos, Francisco
and Suarez were set upon late nt night
the National Palace and murdered.
Then their bodies were placed upright
In automobiles and rushed to the prison
Just as the machines whirled around the
corner of the prison tho fake attempt
at rescue was staged.
beveral shots were fired and the bodies
were dumped out Into the prison jard
Word was then sent to the guards in
front of the prison that Madero and
Suarez had been shot In a fight with a
The next da an official investigation
was begun to carr out tho plot and dis
pel all suspicion
The assassination in a room in the .Na
tional Palace, the Maderos here claim.
accounts for the powder marks found on
rranclsco Madero s face and the hole
burned in his clothes by the flames of an
FORMER ACTRESS SUING
Mme. Billont Seeks Separate Domicile
and Alimony from French
Srci! CaH to Tho aJiinston Hmld
Paris March 1 Edna Jeans, a former
New York actress, is suing her multi
millionaire French husband. Marcel Rll
Iout. for epirate domicile and allmon
This is prellmlnar In a divorce
Seven ears ago. when M'ss Fdna came
to Paris for voice culture, her beaut
made a senation and pile was not hero
a eir when she married Marcel Blllout,
a son or Mme Demani'. who. with M
Deutch de la Merthe. is the Rockefeller
of the oil industrv In 1 rvnee
T hen she married her husband In
dured her to give up her musical career
and she became on of the most con
spicuous horsewomen In Paris becaure
she rode the best horse In the Hols every
morning and drove a dog cart tandem
In spite of all her Jewels and horrea
fhe felt the lick of a real home epc
clallv as her hushand s convivial ten
dencies became moro pronounced Thus
Mme Rlllout found herself a lonely
American woman among a crowd of for
eigners Tor six ears she stood the or
dal. but finally It became unbearable
She has left her huband, and the
l'irilan courts will soon record another
failure of International marriage
ANNA HELD NARROWLY
ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY
Brakes on High-power Auto Snap on
Steep Grade Chauffeur
trcrial Cable to The Washington Hrnli.
Monte Carlo, March 1 An accident
that might have been attended with
fatal results had It not been for the
presence of mind of the driver, happened
to Miss Anna Held when driving In her
powerful cat with H Keen Hargreaves
on the road to Cap Martin The brake
failrd and In appbing the cmergenc
brake this snapped, sending the car sail
ing down a very steep Incline The
driver promptly pulled In to one side,
although in doing so the car was nearly
overturned The occupants, however,
The predicament for Miss Held was In
deed unpleasant when in her dainty
shoes and heavy furs she was stranded
on a high road, but nothing daunted, a
passing car was hailed, and after ex
planations she was seated In front and
returned to Monte Carlo
Imagine to her surprise when her savior
turned out to be the chief of police at
Monte Carlo, who humorously explained
that he thought Miss Held had hailed
him for furious driving.
RECEIVES KNOCK-OUT BLOW
The Dark Clouds Begin to Subside and the Talk of a War
with England Moderates The Press Adopts
a New Attitude.
Special Cable to The Washington IlmH
Berlin, March 1 It Is tho unexpected
which alwa)s happens In politics as In
anything else in this world. The year of
1913. which had been prophecied to bring
nothing but disasters to Germany, prom
ises to become one of the happiest that
Germany has ever seen
One by one the dark clouds which
threatened the future of the German
Empire are subsiding and everything
seems to show that the closing ears of
the present Kaiser's reign will bring
about harmony ever where.
The recent speech by Admiral von Tir
pitz In the Reichstag promises to mark
a turning point In Anglo-German rela
tions. And although there Is still much
work to be done, before the old feeling
of mutual bitterness and suspicion be
tween England and Germany may
truly be said to have given way to trust
and friendship, the German papers like
the -Vosslsche Zeltung' and others, who
assert that an agreement on the basis ol
sixteen English battleships to ten Ger
man has been reached, are undoubtedly
Anybody who notices the tone of the
German press as a whole cannot help
but see that even If a. few jingoes still
growl against England, their voices an
falling upon deaf ears, and England Is
no longer dilly proclaimed the Inevitable
and treacherous enemy, and terrifying
vKtooa of Impossible anti-German
WORKS AS NURSE.
aunr.N ok ni'Lcvni.
Special CaMo to The Wuhinrton UeraM.
London. March 1 Her majest. the
Queen of Hulgarla. has donned the
dress of a Red Cross Sister and Is
working hard among the wounded. In
fart she has been acting as a nurse
ever since the war started between the
Ralkan nllles and Turkey. Htr daugh
ters have made an appeal through the
press to the children of England In be
half of the Bulgarian children who
have been made fatherless through the
GIRLS DISAPPEAR FROM
CABIN IN STEAMER
Three Sitters Believed to Hare Taken
Chloroform Before Jumping
Into the Sea.
Sfeial Cahl to The Washncton HroH
Mngapore, March 1 The msterlous
disappearance of three sisters in the
night from the cabin which they shared,
and the discovery of a letter and a
bottle which had contained chloroform.
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Dutch rsTerebanrror.risan-.Engluh Girl, Pulled from Water,
hen The hlsters were Germans named
Dlcderich, and thev had been touring
in Java The were last seen going to
their cabin at 10 p m on January 5
arter having spent the evening reading
and chatting on deck
In the morning the serving bov. hear-
ing no answer to his knocks at the cJiln
door, told the steward, who entered and
found tho women missing On the table
was a note addressed to the captain The
letter, written in German, in pencil, was
briefi to the effect that all their bag-
gago was bequeathed to the captain, and
was signed slmplv, S'sters Diederlch "
On a desk in the cabin was a bottle
containing a few remaining drops of
chloroform A chnlr stood near tho port-
hole, and It Is conjectured that the sis-
ters eacn iook cnioroiorm ana men
climbed through the porthole The
cabin was scaled by the captain and a
full tnqulr will he made at Uatavla
QUEEN MOTHER SUCCORS
STUDENT INJURED DURING
FOOTBALL GAME IN ROME
fcprnal CaWe to The Washington Hmld
Rome, March 1 During a football
match recentl, in which students of
the Canadian College for Priests In
Rome were taking part, a Scottish
plaver, William Hart, dislocated his
ankle The other plaiers hurried to
his aid and some of them began look
ing about for a vehicle
At this moment Queen Margherlta.
tho Queen-mother, passed in her car
riage with members of her suite The
Queen sent to Inquire what was the
matter, and, on being informed, took
tho student back to tho college In her
coalitions have ceased to rob tho Ger
man Michel of his sleep
Anglophobia In Germany, If not ac
tually killed, has at least received a
serious knockout blow-.
The Vosslsche says tho fleet mani
acs will find new disciples for their doc
trine of inevitable war. Certainly some
thing is gained by the fact that "in
evitable war" has been put further off.
and Is no longer an affair of next spring
or next autumn, as It has been for some
cars There Is a breathing Interval,
giving time for much water to flow under
And in the meantime in absence of
nightmares of coalitions, and day-dreams
of Invasions there is time for agreements
on many points where English and Ger
man Interests would profit by comprom
ise and still more by co-operation, thus
providing a material basis for mutual
confidence which- as the lato Hcrr von
Klderlen-Waechter thought. Is better
than Jealous dlcusslons of building pro
grammes It is expected here that an Ambas
sadorial conference, wjth a limited pro
gramme, be held In Paris, as proposed
at the first London meeting. The sub
ject will be International co-operation In
the settlement of the financial problems
arising from the Balkan war. The
Vosslsche suggests that the accession
of Prince Ernest as a member of the
English Royal House to a throne with'
In the German federation lshould also
help towards better reiauoi
Although Many German Oppose New
Style Danciag and Will
Not Lean It
TURKEY-TROT PARTIES GIVEN
Bperlal Cable to The Washington Herald.
Berlin. March L The American one
step turkey trot has quite captivated Ber
linat least It hag that portion of it that
furnishes so much merriment to the so
cial season each winter. There Is strong
opposition to It, however. Many Ger
mans do not aindcrstand the correct way
of dancing it. and refuse to learn, be
cause they have read that the new style
of dancing is vulgar.
A few evenings ago. In the American
colon, one of the well-known hostesses
gave a turkey trot party. There was
nothing but turkey-trotting For those
who didn't understand the steps an In
structor was provided, and as a result
every one present was a turke) -trotter
before he or she left the house. Every
few das one reads that turkey trotting
has been suppressed somewhere or "other,
but much of this is exaggerated.
One well-known American here. and.
Incidental', one of the most popular,
predicted that at the formal court func
tions next winter every one who didn't
know how to turkey trot would be con
sidered paste Can you imagine It'
German court functions are so very for
mal and so very proper that one Is al
most forced to take Instructions In how
often to breathe before attending.
Dancing, however, has becomo a fine
art under the reign of the present Kai
ser. The average dancer, without prop
er instruction beforehand, would be com
plete out of It at the court ball Weeks
before every big function of this sort
men and women go through a rigorous
course of training. Only one kind of
waltz Is fligtbln at court, and that Is a
sort of waltz gallop. In which the dancers
are required to turn alwavs to the right
in order to avoid any confusion or Jost
ling which would arise from a "valsc a
The entire order of procedure Is gov
erned by tradition The ball is always
opened b the "Master of the Dance,"
and the youngest lad-ln-altlng of the
Katserln A short sequence oi old
dances. Menuet a la Relne. "Princess
cavotee' and "Francalse." culminates in
the Schlussrelgen. which at court takes
the pljco of the customary cotillon
The dancers enter the ballroom In long
lines formed In the adjoining apartment,
and take the positions assigned them,
the officers of the garde du corps and
these of the First Guard Regiment of
Infantr. with their partners, being given
tho place of honor directly In front of
the throne When these various lines
have wheeled before the throne and made
their final obesance to their majesties,
the court ball becomes a matter of hls
tor. TIE WRISTS TOGETHER
AND JUMP IN CANAL
United in Death by Old
Srerial CaKe to The Washirttoo Hmld.
London. March 1 With the right wrist
0f the one tied bv means of a bootlace
to the left writ of the other, the bodies
0 two girls have been found in the
Birmingham Canal at Brierley Hill
Elizabeth Jeavons. sixteen, and Lily
Hill, seventeen failed to return to their
,omes from the fire-brick works where
the were emp!oed They are said to
have told an acquaintance, who saw
tncm after they had left the works, that
theJ 0 not going home and that h
would hear something next'mornlng. The
i remark was not treated seriousl, but
' in the morning two neat piles of cloth-
ing were found on the canal towing-path
After the police had dragged the canal
for seven hours without success, the
bodies of the missing girls, tied together
were brought to the surface by a man
who had put down a boat-hook to draw
a broken rope out of tho water.
WITCHCRAFT FAILS TO
STAND TEST IN COURT
Efficacy of Old Bible for Pointing Oat
Evildoer Not Upheld Owner
breciil Cable to The Washington HcraM.
Berlln, March 1 The efficacy of whlto
witchcraft as a means of detecting evil
doers was raised In the second Berlin
penal court recently when an elderly
woman named Adclheld Gebhardt, who
lives In the village of Bohnsdorf. was
charged with slandering a neighbor, the
wife of the village barber.
Frau Gebhardt has an old leather
bound Bible which she declares Is en
chanted When a crime is committed In
the village she takes the Bible In one
hand and puts a huge, ancient key be
tween the leaves, holding the ring end
of the key In the other hand. She re
peats an appropriate text and then asks
"Dear Bible say who Is the guilty per
son," meanwhile herself reciting the
names of possible offenders. When the
right name Is uttered the Bible springs
out of her hand and falls to the floor.
This method of detecting crime natur
ally caused considerable unpleasantness
In the village. Recently Frau Gebhardt
missed some monc. The Bible declared
that the barber's wife was the thief.
Frau Gebhardt promptly denounced her,
but In the absence of evidence the charge
fell through rrau Gebhardt was then
prosecuted for slander.
She showed the court how sho estab
lished the guilt of the barber's wife
with the Bible, which actually again
fell to the floor when the accused pro
nounced the woman's name. The court,
however, decided that one reason for the
falling of the Bible was that Frau Qeb
hardt's septuagenarian fingers could not
hold it while she was reciting twenty
names, also that unconscious reflex ac
tion of the nerves at the mention of a
particular name had something to do
with IL But In view of her obvious
sincerity Frau Gabhardt was let off with
a fine of $150
Destroyer Boat lilts Steamer.
Dover, England, March 1 The tor
pedo boat destroyer Mermaid collided
with the steamer Lizard In the harbor
and was badly damaged amidships The
Lizard was Just entering the Gran
ville dock at the time. She crashed
head-on Into the side of the Mermaid,
and the latter boat was damaged so
badly she almost sank.
Mrs. Mason Receives.
Special Cable to The Washitjlotl Hmld
Aiders, March 1 Mrs. Dean Mason.
wife of the American Consul-General.
held a reception jesterda), which was
attended by the elite of local society.
Among the litest arrivals Is Lady Nay-
FASHIONABLE HOTELS OF 1ME
THRONGED WITH AMERICANS
Gen. and Mr. Greely Stop at the Metropole Later They
Will Be Guests of Duke of the Abruzzi Mrs. Mc-
Comas Also in the Metropolis.
Special Csbls to Tbt WaiMcztoa Herald.
Rome. March L-Gen. A. W. Greeley and
Mrs. Grexlcy are at the Hotel Metropole
They will remain In Rome until next
month, when Gen. Greeley will represent
the United States at the International
Geoaranhlcal Congress Before leaving
Gen Greeley will be a guest of the Duke
of the AbruzzL
Miss Hamilton has arrived here from
Cairo, where she has been with her
grandfather. J. Plerpont Morgan. She Is
at the" Grand and on Thursday was Join
ed by her father, Herbert Eatterlee,
who has since gone to Cairo
Mrs Louis D McComas and children,
of Washington, are here for five weeks
They will return home in May.
Mrs J. L. Bretz. of New Tork. arrived
here this week, having motored from
Florence She will be at the Excelsior
for several weeks
Mr. and Mrs Arents, of New York,
raotored to Rome this week. They are
stopping at the Excelsior, where they
will remain until after Easter.
Mrs. KrlloK-R- at AnRleterr.
Mrs Frank B Kellog. of New York,
Is at the Hotel Angleterrc
Jesse Carter, director of the American
School of Classical Studies. In Rome, and
Mrs Carter have this week moved their
residence to tho Villa Aurelis, on the
Janiculum Hill, which Is to be the fu
ture site of the school. They will give
a housewarmlng In the near future
Miss Wymans. of Princeton. N. J . and
Miss McCorrick. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
tho latttr a protege of Mrs. Ellhu Root,
who Is studying the Montessorl sstem
of child education, have opened a school
for English-speaking children in the Vis
SIctlna, which the will conduct under
HONORED BY FRANCE
FRWK J. fiOULD.
' Srmal Cable to Tho Washington llrrsld.
I Paris March 1 Frank J Gould, the
oungest son of the late Jay Gould.
was recentlv recipient of honors at the
hands of the French government, thus
, mounting the first step of tho ladder
I of decorative fame
Mr. Gould has shown a most liberal
.spirit in his gifts to the munlclpallt .
'at Maisons Lafltte. where he has his
chateau and racing stables He has
also evinced great ardor and enthusl
usm in promoting racing In France.
SOLDIER SLAYS INT0RMER.
Shoots Down Corporal Vino Report
ed Him for cclect of Doty.
Sredsl Cable to The Washircton UnaM.
Lisbon. March 1 A corporal of the
fiscal guards while on his rounds at
night found one of the soldiers asleep
inside his sentry-box The corporal re
ported the man. who was punished with
two days' imprisonment.
A few nights later the name soldier was
on duty, and asked the corporal when
he passed "Are OU satisfied at what
ou did to me? ' and then shot him dead.
The soldier, after clapping his hands and
dancing round the corporal's body, got
three rockets out of his sentry-box and
discharged them Into the air as a sign
POSTMAN PAYS DEARLY FOR
NOVEL METHOD OF GETTING
REVENGE ON SUPERIOR
SjJfctsl Cable to The Washinjton nenld.
Brussels, March 1. A Brussels post
man rev on red himself In a novel way
on an official he believed to bo respon
sible for his dismissal from the service.
The postman Informed the civil and
religious authorities and an undertaker
that the official was dead, as well as a
number of the officials' acquaintances
Afterward he Instructed a firm to re
mM tii. fnrnltiirft from the official's
house, invited people to parties at the
officials house, ana oraerea guous io
be sent to the house.
tn, nnilmnn hn heen sentenced to
two and a half ears' Imprisonment
ana nnea sja, ana a wuijiuh wu wiwio
the forged letters to eleven months'
JfevT Station Opened.
Sredal Cable to The WahlEltoo Herald.
Berlin. March L The new railway sta
tion at Leipzig, the largest In the world,
was opened recently.
Leipzig, which Is In the kingdom of
Saxony, Is near the border of Prussian
Saxony, and State prejudices are still
evident. In the new station only Prus
sian porters are permitted to carry lug
gage from the Prussian trains, and
Saxons from the Saxon trains
Ttata Plasrae Farmers.
bperlal Cable to The Washlnjtnn Herald
I-ondon, March 1 Farmers In Kent and
Sussex suffering from a plague Of rats,
for tails of which they pay a penny each,
are to turn out badgers to wage war
upon this and other species of rrmin.
In Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire,
where badgers are plentiful, members of
the Kent and Sussex badger clubs are
, capturing the animals for removal to the
the personal supervision of the Dottor
Miss Post Wheeler was the hostess this
week at tw o teas In her apartment In the
Mr. and Mrs. Max II. Goasbaeh. of Bos
ton, are new arrivals at the Excelsior.
Mr. and Mrs S. M. Lehman, of New
York, will be at the Exceliior for several
Mr. and Mrs W. H Englesby, of New
Tork, have come to Rcme after a few
weeks In tgjpt.
Mrs. Gadsby Loew, of New York. Is at
Stops Off on Way to Earpt.
Mrs. George B. Sohieffelln. of New
York, who Is on her way home from
Egypt. Is spending a few weeks In Rome
Mr and Mrs Dcming Jerv es gave a din
ner at the Excelsior for Ambassador
Mrs Thomas M. O Brien. wife, of ths
American Ambassador, whose Illness
caused the pontponement C the reception
planned for the 13th. as well as the usual
Washington's Birthday reception. Is still
confined to the embassy apartment. In the
Mr and Mrs and Miss Sabln, of New
York, are In Rome after spending a few
weeks In tho Orient.
Lieut Commander Bruce 'White, naval
attache of tho American Embassy, gave
a dinner yesterday at the Excelsior for
Rear Admiral and Mrs Rodgers, In addi
tion to Ambassador O'Brien The guests
Included Miss Rcdgers. British Military
Attache and Mrs Garnet, the Marchess
and Marchesa Duimet de Smours, British
Naval Attache and Mrs Courtenar Stew
art, Count and Countess Taveggl. and Mel
v Hie C. Day.
GREAT BRITIAN BOASTS
AN INFANT STRONG-MAN
Nine-montht-old Son of Jamea Whit
taker Able to Lift Ten-pound
Special Cable to The Washirston Hr-ild.
London. March 1. Nottinghamshire
boasts an Infant Hercules. This is the
nine-months-old son of James Whlttaker.
the landlord of the Duke of Clarence
Inn. at Xapperley. who alread weighs
fifty-six pounds and can lift a ten pound
The remarkable phvslcal development
of this tiny "strong man" may be gath
ered from this list of his measurements.
Chest 3, Inches
Thigh is inches
Knee 15 Inches
Calf i inches
This Infant Hercules Is not et able
to walk, bat when supported he can
swirg five-pound weights with the ut
At a recent local show he won the first
prize without difficulty.
It is interesting to note while thelr
son bids fair to be a giant Mr and Mrs.
Whlttaker are both of average stature.
MANY CLAIMANTS APPEAR
FOR $6,000,000 FORTUNE
LEFT BY EXILED ITALIAN
Rome. March 1 A romantic story cen
tering about -i refugee Italian has come
to light here In cablegrams from Buenos
Aires. According to the cablegrams an
Italian named Agostlno Barnardono, died
In the Argentine Republic worth K,00O,O00,
leaving no wilL Barnardono was a native
blnce word of the fortune has become
known, hundreds of persons by the name
of Barsardo have laid claim to the es
tate, asserting that they are descendants
of the dead man Barnardono fled to
South America In 1S. after be had mur
dered two papal gendarmes. He became
agaucho, and later purchased a ranch
with his earnings.
KAISER FOR BIGGER NAVY.
Makes Urgent Plea nt I.annchlna of
Wllhelmshaven, Germany. March 1
An urgent plea for a bigger German
ran was made here to-da by Emperor
W llllam in a speech at the launching
of a new dreadnought.
' Such battleships as these are tho
greatest need of the German empire in
this serious hour." declared the Kaiser,
sweeping his arm toward the mighty hull
In the Weser River. "We must meet
this need or suffer."
The Kaiser said he had suggested to
the minister of flrance that, in order to
Increase the military expenditures Ger
man princes who are now exempt from
taxes be compelled to pay an income
tax. the proceeds of which will go to
FIRST COUSIN TO OLD
FATHER TIME DISCOVERED
LIVING IN NEUTLLY, PARIS
Special Cable to The Washlneton Herald
Parts. March L A man is living who
was held In the arms of Kapoleon aa a
small child, having survived two French
Emperors and three Kings, lived through
the term of ten Presidents, and witnessed
two revolutions, one coup d eut, and one
M. Pierre Schamel. aged ICC, lives in
Neulllj . Paris, happy and In good health,
on 30 rents a day allowed him by tho
poor law authorities. He has lived on
milk since he was sixty.
Warship's Crew Mutinies.
Taranto, Italy, March 1 The crew
of the Italian dreadnought Aznalfi,
which Is anchored In this hirbor. mu
tinied to-day and destroed a large
quantity of the warship's fittings, as
well as war supplies. Marines from
the naval station on shore were called
on board by wireless All the com
passes on board were destroyed and a
number of projectiles were dumped
War Bankrupts Dressmaker.
Spreial Osble to The Vastdnrton Herald.
Vienna, March 1. The bankruptcies
of three Vienna dressmaking firms,
with total llballtles of JS3.000. are re
ported here. The failures are attrib
uted to the commercial stagnation re
sulting from the Ralkan war and the
general uncertainty of the Internation
In January there were eighty-two
bankruptcies. In each of which the lia
bilities were over J10.0M. aggregating
over fSO.000,000. as compared with fiXUen
kaakrupties in January, JJU,