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TITO liEVVKLlC'. srXBAY. FEBTUWTCY IS. 1000.
NEWS OF THE OLD WORLD-BY CABLE TO THE REPUBLIC.
STRANGE MENTAL POWERS
HOW PEOPLE ARK INFLUENCED.
UNDER THE BAN,
SWEPT BY FAMINE,
IN CENTRAL ASIA,
Startling Words From the Committee Ap
pointed to Investigate Hypnotism for
the Benefit of Journal Readers.
London Shows I.t-ss Anx'telx and
Conditions. Ale -sumiii'
Their Xonna! A.-jhiL
iiilii.ili i:.liiion of llic Daily .Mail
1'iihlislii'il in ManclK'sttT.
I.'tyanlcd as. a Xt'iess-ait livil at
llie I!u:i Coiii; hy I'lenrli
Population in the I iti it t of Tail
j;:i, Kasi Africa. Id-ilut'ed
J'il'tv 1'er Out.
7ats Ambassador to London -Mis
led tin; Pritish iMiieij-n
C -1 t'.- ." w T rt Tonr'a'
SPECIMEN OF BRITISH HUMOR.
IT SAVES FOUR HOURS TIME.
PLANS FOR THE EXPOSITION.
TRADE THERE IS INSIGNIFICANT.
BRITAIN NOW ON THE ALERT.
Story Told on the Queen ami
Soulli African .Milliouain
KriicitaiiuiH'iit 1 Manned
for Ofiici-r.-' Ueiielit.
spcciai. nv cabijs.
London. Saturday. Fob. 17 --opvrlUt.
l!w. by the New York Iler-ld Company.
The weather, like the war news. h" been
crTjily tart and exceedingly ood during
lie week. We have tod streets full of
rw one day. mud the mitt. nd Ice the
fallowing. YestteTJax was -prlngllke. with a
b)-:e s.kv and -.vanning sun.
Uio!utelv- ru doubt of It. The D glish
getting accustomed to r. Tin 1
urge by tee smaller amount of aiixletr
hhown arl the Improving attendance at the
theaters ard fashionable restaurants. ucli
ii Prince's and the Cailtun which are as
suming their normal aspect. The people are
ayer. at all events, and consider that
nursing their trouble at home W not a
A funny story was tuld at one or the
j.sT.-rurant ls? exerting anetit .i former
Bavarian, who I settled here. Alter liv
ing been in South Africa and made roil
hceis there, lie Is now-a-da..s entirely ..en
grossed In atoek exchange dealings. The
.imount or money he has of late Riven to
jtiiotie fund has brought him the oov--d
prlrllego of a special audi-nce with
t e Queen, Her Majesty. ulwavs well in
lormed. said. "I understand you sire a
Hiver'" using the German terra for Ej-
"Xo. your imperial MaJty." he replied
epiKkly. mistaking the v.ora v.hteh was
pronounced like buyer: "I am a teller!" At
v.hicli the QueenSs said to liave looked
I.-idy Lansdowxe. the wife of the imirh
abused Minister of War. who l.s daughter
of the late Duke Abenorn. and therefore
1 elated Jo all the best families of Great
Britain. Is now at wo-k on a sr.ird enter
tainment, which I hear already show an
Intake of t"v. The tickets are by no
moans ail sold. This particular entertnln
meiit I for the highly popular fund for of
ficers' wives and famiik-j, a (h which
suffers intinltely more than that of "Tom
my." t ho is well provided for. whereas,
there will ! hundreds of officers' wive?,
aiaiighters and relations left penniless and
totally unprovided for This fact is vus.
.iming home to people lure, mid thin the
Junl i attracting mucli attention, evtn in
thee days of sujier.ibundant funds
Not the least creditable token of charity
Ir this country Is the Indian Famine I'und.
i iw approaching fraoooa large -urn con
sidering the enormous calls of the war
Iliads. Fady Ivansdowne'.s star is none b-ss
.i -t.Mn Ail'r.o tit'I The ectfrfain-
ment Is a crand concert, which takes place
sst the Hoval Opera-house. Covent 'lar
ein. Thursday next' The Iloue has been
l.lndly Elven for the occasion.
KverythinB and anytiilng are given now
rdavs for these war Iund.. Uoxe;. have leen
s,old as hish as 2. this price being Riven
b Mr. Alfred de UoMim hltd, who. I am
told! Is responsible for not lo? th-n iC'tn
v.-orth of the Muts old. shov.injr what
wonderfully pood MKent he makes if he
choose". Ail the b-.n boxes have fetched
In the face of such rood n-.ws as that
coming from tlie front, and the consequent
ife in KatHrs. tlier-s Is talk of a South
African bis fih. who. b!ng tickled, twal
loncd the bait to the amount of 1.j0 for a
lox dans'eil by a mo-t .lovely patriotic
The committee list contain many of the
iiwt select of liritalnV jri".tocra-y. and in
. ludes as member-' -ii' li iiireentatlve
3 .ones as Marlborouph. Abercorn. Uae-
leach. WVIllr.irton. Ian-dowfe. Newcastle.
Jtedford. W.iterforJ. TWfilale. Onnonde.
"2-efds, Hoxtiiireli. S'anliope. Pelhorne, Zet
Jand. -ArRjie. liraufort. Devonshire. Mon
iroe. Ieex. J'oriL-tiid. Somerset. St. Alb.in.
Sutherland. Ionde.'-boroiiijh. Aneaster. l.ons
Iae. I.atliom. Uudle. rey. Durflonald.
i-orli. Spei.ter Coventry. Itibbb-Bdale. llam
Jlton. and on
You m.tv easjlv imagine v.liat a gala nisht
this particular niKht will be As s-omebody
t my elbow says. "It .hous you what tiie
3:nRlish ari'tootaey can and will do at hUi.li
time as these."
In truth. It is wonlerful, when you look
around, to see how the t;ite so willingly
both Viiood and money. Ken the ciiilUren
join In the patriotic movement, and give
money, wiib-h would otherwise go to buy
their uirthdaj toys, to the WidowV and
At the War Ottne. otticials are somewhat
juri'I'Xeil at tile enornmu- imtnle-r or of
fers of servic- at the front by women. So
.rty laiies and actr'!je- form the Rreater
lumber. All want to be nurse-or assistant
tiur.-es in fart, .mvtrilnK. so a to Ket near
Hie men doliiK the ilfehtlns The War Oili.e
.ilscounten nees as much as possible lauies
vinB to Soath Africa. !.: of them start.
ju.U the same. Iady Henry Itentiurk is lo
int; excellent work at the I'ortland Hos.
jural, at the ".ife. So Is Mr-.. Jo'.ltne
lljot. Mrs. Murray Oluthrle lias recently
Kne out to bet husband. Mrs. Ieslie. -Ht-r
f I-'idy JCarniolph Churchill, talks of ;;oing
out to h m, js he has bet-en attached to
l.ord Uobe:ts's stafl.
These are onl a ten- few of rrj many,
while those who a;ipl lo t ar to lr num
bered simply bj tin. thoisund.
' TO FREEJRELAND.
FfiiianiMii in a IfetNeil Fmni !,
Dublin, 1VI 17 -Copii!it, l'l-l 1, V
IS. Hearst. Inquiries into the repoit.d r -
rudesonce ot ferianism in li.ljnd hive
been made in wldeli vjili,J .martets, lu-li
member!, of lirli:,ne-r:l wont sp,ak.
thoufih thev know something Tliej s 'y
th'ir mouths must lie kept shut.
I'nutlous research In the !el stmrcs in
Jrelaml has resulted in the absolute cer
t ilnty that during the just three mon:lw
1-Vnl.inim in its reis-j form has lnt
makltiK rapid strides in the coutitit of
Antrim. Armagh. Derry and Tjrone. .ar
tlcularly in the cll-triets throughout T -lone.
Emissariis are busily at work in
the interest of the Physical K.irce So icty,
jiotwithstandliiB the altar dictations of the
There I a strong retolt against clerical
ism, and tile davs of clerical authority
. in nearp a thing of the just. The n-w
or-inlzation". are sailing under several
titles so .-. to allay public suspicion. They
sire cinstructed mainly on the same lines
sis the Dublin Invinclbles of "M fame, with
iuter and innir circles, and only those
upon whosv secrecy alsolute dependence
uin Ihj placel are adrnitteil.
The objetts are the same as those of
Flrnllar K-letis. the overthrow of Hnglish
rule and clericalism rfnd the establishment
.if Ir.land as .1 tuition. The soeiet U said
to hae assumiI enormous prorortions n
the south and wesr of Ireland. I'ructical
fteps to suppress the movement are und'r
consideration in London at the present mo-jEeni,
IMiior llaimwoiili liiiiluit'S
l!is .i-iroitIit;tii .loainal in
lin i'Kiviii.f. in oiiijh'-
lilion Willi LtniiK.
sitoiai. by r.vmJi
tjUiidV.n tViturua. Feb 17 'ol right.
l?r. b the Nevr York IlrraUl fompsinv -To
anr.ihilite time to the extent of four
thwirs. and a dl-tarn-e of 1S3 miles, seems
almost an !inplble task, but it bat been
done, and that quite recently, by a I.011-d-n
Prior t this w-ek the readers of the
IoiKlun Dallv Mall In the north of Kngland
an.1 rv-otland liai been obliged to wait un
til nesjar trains fr-im london hud trav
ersed the Ioiik steel road that leads from
tlie metropolis to the north. It was four
fc urs before the papers reached Mar-cluster
and then th-' distribution on the branch
roads to the various .enters of population
began - lite tune London papers r. ached
their destinations in the north the day was
w-l! advanced. The provim ial jaiists, beitijf
published on the spot, liad 4 great ad
vantage In early delivery.
The Dally Mall, the growth of which lias
been phenomena!. Is nothing If not ent'r
prMuK It alms to ooluiiete with not only
the London, but also tile protincial Jour
nals. To uo this etfeetUelv it was necesf.iry
that the Mall should be on sale at the
same time .is the local papers Hon to ac
complish tills object was a her uleiin tu.-k.
but It bus been done
Mr. Alfr. d llarmsworth. tliecr.ator of the
Mall, was not to be balked b time ur dls-tatu-e.
To-day his paper noes to press al
most sIirsuItaniouly In 1-ondon and Man
chester. Moreoier. the two editions are
identical. The advertisements ar- the s.une,
the news Item are the same. In tpoi?raph
tcal apiiearance the two papers are exactly
alike. You cannot tell them apart Each
lt.m Is In tiie same pu!tion in botli edi
tions. The paper in London and the ore
printed in Manchester might come oft the
same press. j jar as tne rauer can oi
cern To acfompliah this f.at required much
thought, more money and ctill more ener
gy. In the first place, a duplicate printing
plant was establish-d in an old s,;hool
building on the outskirts of Manchester.
Hallway lines run along side the establish
ment, thus doing awa with any delay of
transpotung papers to the trains. Then
11 e direct telegraph wires from London to
this building were leased. Editors, com
positors, pressmen, stercotypers, folders
and jackers were Installed In the Dally
Mall oltice ill London, a special start was
organized to send matter After each Item
of news is put in type and corrected, a
special ptoof Is taken, the t!e of hiad
liii" Is wrltt. 11 utKjn It and Is then given
to the operators who telegraph it. head
lines and all. oer the leased wires to the
There It is taken in hand by an editor
who sends It to the composing room pre
cisely as the original cop;, was handled in
lAindoti. The same pro edure Is followed
with -ach item of news and the advertise
ments Air. Kennedy Jones who has di
rected tl-.o workings of the scheme and
personally suifervised the organization of
the Manchi -tcr othce. tells me that bundles
of the Mail will soon le leaving Man
chester for the north. eat and w.st at the
same time that they formerly departed
from IVeidon. Tims four hours and 1SJ
miles will have been prartlcaliy annihi
lated. EXHIBITS AT PARIS.
rnilnl States Will Have the I.iuj;
! (Jul -shlf of FraiH-f.
PaMs Feb 17 -iCopyr.gM. K9. bv V.
H. He ir-t 1 It Is now obvious that. ii-xt
to I-Vjnee. tlie Lulled Stat will have the
largest exhibit at the Paris Exhibition.
The American ltepublic has in all about
7,M exhibitors, tjermaliy comes next.
Humors have been s-edulouslv circulated
tliat many exhibits coming from tlie I'nltei
States aro bt low par. and as the principle
cf s-elertlon rules In these xhibitions. cer
tain American products would be excluded.
.Istjnt ;rnmi-siotier Woo-in. trd says
the lepurt may be tracsl to jealous rivals.
The gre.itc:t eare is being .xercls-d. and
r.ne but exhlbi's of excellci.t MiMillv will
appear in tke I'lilte.! States section.
The American c'hamUr of 'omnifrce In
Paris has appointid a committee of tuirtv
to turnib information to tlidr countrymen
on all matters of business during the ex
I lhitlon Tlie-e gentb ni' n will liave of
facs in the I'nlteil Slat's building, and
v,lll put Ain.rlciu sellers anI buyers in
communication with tliose whom their bus
r interests should demand. Am. riesin
exhibitors are entitled to spice In the enor
mous olaclal catalogue now in lreiara
tlon at the oillce of t"omnjlsioner lluieral
Plqinr.1. wherein will lie given a des-rl-tlon
of goods exhibited and the exhibitors'
addres-es The catalogue, which will scr.e
;us a bixik or refercm r. will .onslst of
twentv larg vulum -
RUSSIA'S GREAT ARMY.
It roinain l.'-MS (icni'iaN ai tin
special by -Ann:
Mos. ov.. 1. b 17 - opvriSht, Ps bv V.
it.llearst.l Three tin-eseverv veartheHiis.
slati Keneral staff at St. Petersburg pre
mree a register of the (P-nerals, listing
them according to senioritv. Thise lists are
lever printed however. According to the
ltt register, the whole number of the Cen
trals of tlie imperial armv 1- 1.3K The
s,ge of these othcers range from W to hO
xears. and of the number 101 are full Gen
eral. 3s" are Lieutenant Generals and 7s
are Makr CeneraN. Tlie Cen.rals receive
li salaries an aggregate of 7.ti0v,') rubles
a xear. Of the full tleiierals. three are
Plelil Marshals Cr.eral, thirty-seven are
aids-de-camp, and of these four are foreign
ers, but. notwithstanding this fact, hold
this Inch rank and are attached to the
household of his Imperial Majety.
Allots Mali ami f'oiiiinciiial
Trans-art ions Sus.ioiili'(l.
Port d- Prance. Island of Martinique,
I'eb. 17. via Haytien cble The situation
now- is calm. Several a-rcsts liave been
mode of strikers for interfering with the
mm at work.
Commercial transactions have been sus
pended at St. Pierre ard Port de Irance
as. a result of the alxs. ace of the weeklj
jay. ami-anting to about a."J.of francs, due
to "the workmen und r ordinary circum
stances. There appears to bo a division of opinion
lielween the strikers and the cmplovcrs
which may lead to a settlement of the
Mr. Hayst has announced the sale of his
tJorj-eoiis. .-Hid Costh Tt.-as.nrts oi
llu- "atholi.- Cliiiicli Will P..-
Jisilay.'il In- Oi.li-r of
spi:cll isv caci:
Paris. Siturelay. IVb 17-Vyright. IScm
by the New York Herald Company.- A
stat .slurt lis been made in ttw chain
btr of Dejmtle. for the suppression of
t-coktnakers, who are nuw only tolerated
on French courses.
Th!- naturally interest the Oovernm-rt.
which reaps an enormotu sura uiinuallv
J from the Pails tnutuals
Tiie .Minister of Agriculture explained to
the Deputies that, having studied the ques
tion, he had come to the- conclusion that
tho penellers vvete n tiec. irv .vil. and
that s 01,B a tln j.m.r shout. , the
odds, dceept'sl ready mono. nr b. with
ad otiiers. the .lid not come tindrr the
ban of the gaming laws So tlie tx-okuiakor
have another leas., of Hf.. on the other
hand, a circular from the Minister of
War has caused a commotion iimot g gen
tleman riders, forbidding olllors to take;
part In any race except in uniform
As there are raies for amiit-uis tiearlv
everv weelc. eriieclally at cloiiib-, it
wouij look as If a stopper had be. 11 put
to this kind of contest unless the racing
societies allow- otilcers to ride In uniforms
instead of In colors or red coat. but this
maj i-onfjse the public . who would ..
several otilcers .f the same regiment. IIovv
evtr, mo-t Parisian racegoers are gamblers
more Interested In the winning members
on tlie board than on the- horse and its
Fox hunting Is going on merrily t Pair,
and ruembirs of tlie lunt are having a
record season, the pmk having some
American couples In it, which are excep
On Wednesday tho annual ceremony
known as Capuay was held, the meet being
at the hateau de IJilher'-. where Ilaron
ar.d Baronne d'Hst- disiense lavish ho
ritalitv. Uaron tl'Este this year, voii will
remember. Is co-n:ater with Mr! Ilenry
JSIdgway. The cjp was colle-cted with sat
isfactory results by the Mises Hittten.
Tejser .-ind Margot Potter, the more) be
ing divldeil among the hunt servants.
With a view to make the expositlun as
complete :s possible an Inquiry Is lelng
made by the Municipal Council as l tre
works of nit and other treasures kept in
churcli's, v inch the Council claims bc"
long to the city, with tie exception of
As a result the Prefect of S-Ino lias order
d that tho tre.isuies be placeil in prominent
positions ar.d in a good light. ( that the
public mav sh them when xlslting Paris.
Durirg the last davs of the Empire Pans
was lnfest.il with shady llnati; b-r. The
Government han Jut discovered this, appar
ently, and. affr looking over tiie old laws
Ilnds a mur.ici.il by-law- forbidding sellers
of butter, chee-te and eggs to "-tar.d In the
streets or offer their wares In the neighbor
hood of the central markets
Tills regulation has been now extended to
the Ilourne. and dealers outside are to l
called upon to show that (hex deal in bona
tide securities on pain of banishment.
Another little chcpic. of artists has Just
been fermed. callc J tli Soctete Nouvelle
de Pelmies et de Sculpteurs. The members
are mostly men who twenty years ago weie
artists of iromise. but have not fulilll.d
expectations. F.ime of the otiiers have tal
ent, but have gone astray with Impressions.
Ill.e Henri Martin. Of the twentj-one mem
bers, two are Amerb a ns Eugene Yail and
Walter (Jay. One is English, Prank ISran
Rifili. a ci-ver figure painter. ltaertoei!
Is Dutch and Thaulon a Scandinavian.
Tiiey arc to op-n an exhibition In the
Petit (Jallery next mouth.
M. Ernst Agouve, tlie senior member of
rinstltute de Frince. ent-red his nlnetv
fourth year on Thursday. He is one of the
few Pren hmen txirn In the llrst half of
the eenlurv who can boaft of a birth cer
tificate, tho l:egi.,trar"s documents liaving
been destroed by the flro In IbTl. caued
by the communards.
This ce-rtiflcate is tr be exhibited at the
An anti-poster cruside has been started
bv th" railway com;,anIes. The Orleans
Comjsiny Is the first In the Held, and has
Just Issued a circular Instructing advertis
ing customers to remove the- posters -ilon
the line advertising beve-rages.
It will be remembered that another com
pany had litigation over allowing advertise
ments to be printed on the locks of tick
ets. Another landmark of old Paris Is lsip-j.earing-th.
last of the trees of Je.ss... a
e-irlous relic of the Paris of Philip Au
guste. The eity authorities have acquired an ug
ly, rick'ty old house at the corner of th"
Uue d-s pecheurs. in ord r to pull It down
to wi'ien te street
At an ngle of this building, onlv sculp
tured In vvond, is an Arbre de .tense, which
has stood for centuries. In the .Middle Ages
this kind of deco ration was not uncommon
For Instance, the house In which Moliere
v.as born in the Hue de J .aval was derorat-
d witli a palm tree 0:1 which ellmi'e-l apes
witli menacing gestures and grotc!ie at
titudes. The tree- of Jeso proper, liow-ever.
Is the genealogical tr-.- of jeus Christ.
During til. iast week the streets of I'aris
inve been filled with ymng fellows going
about In bands of half d'.iers or more with
bats decor.iled witli riblions and flaring pic
tures of soldiers, ana their gait oft. 11 un
steady. These are conscripts about to join tlie
regiments. Some d.i)s It. fore tlie .-vent
thev- are ipiUe a nuisance, as th. y roam
aliout inviting and accepting wine and sing
ing at the top of their volce-s. The police,
areoften kept hi sy. as they are nlways get
ting Into disputes m the cafes, but they
ycnerally get oft with a scolding, as great
patience is shown in their last duva of lib
erty. TWO MORE CASTELLANES.
Viscount anil YiM-muilos Ate to
Visit the Tinted States.
SPECIAL lr CAHLE.
Paris, F.b. 17 -(Copyright. V.-' by W. I!.
Hearst.) Two mere Castellan", a Vis
count and Viscountess, are now- on their
way to the United Stat. s. Thiy have noth
ing save the name in ommon with the
riuch-talked-of Castell.ii.es. who made tlie
matrimonial alliance with the (.oulds. in
fact they are humble people.
The Viscount is a hard worker for a big
wine firm. The Vise untess U an Ameri
can girl, who brought her husband little
or no fortune, but she insists he Is a much
more useful man tlian tlie one whom Ji
l'etito Anna annexed.
EN ROUTE FOR CANADA.
Six riiiinlied Finlaiiilers Sailed
Yesterday From Liverpool.
Liverpool. Feb. 17- Six hundred Finlanders
sailed from here to-day for Canada, making
tbout 8.000 who have emigrated during the
XiVf. li mouths.
Oinni-nl of tin Pie; on tin Wat
iii South Afiica Now Lacks
the liilleniess Imh iiierly
l'ulvrti;ht 1S b tt.e AsMstleJ ITe-.
lP-rlin. IVb 1;. -Colonial matt, i" .-n-grusse-d
the attentkm of tlie Itik-hstag this
w.'ek. tt debate unmistakably showing the
unprofitable state of the colotdes hlthertu,
ev.n tn the c.iso of the most promising.
like the C.imeroons. It likewise slwjvted tlm
growing appropriations, witli stationary or
diminishing exports and Imports.
Olllcial reports demonstrate that fatniiio
and shknoK! In Centum East Africa Itavo
devastated that colon) In the di'ttict of
Tnniiu. fur exauip'.e, ullhln the xear lxO
th- population has lieen dimlnishe.1 from
IJj.fx to 6L. ovlHg tie famine, Iepiosj.
smalltiox and tvphold f.ver. The condition
of the whole colony appears appalling. Tlie
tr-ide of this colony, whb-h is thiico tie.
size of 'Jet limn v. Is Insignificant, arxl inosi
iv with Itritrsh Irxli.1. while :h- cost to
ili-many is tlvefoM the whole trade The
rt'tMirrs from the other .olonies aro not
The Colog-.e 1 .lks X.-ltuiig savs tie- rali
road proJ-ets for the t.oIonis now adopted
amount to ?.nov,'Av marks, while, on the
otlur 'and, Ceriii.iu trade with the llrit.sti
colonies amounts to &.'"V"' marks, vvith
O'lt entailing a o tit of . xiiense.
It iafn.it Le d uicl that the s.ritlment 1
growing and obtaining in a large part of
the nation that other methods than tho-e
e'tnploved are n. decl to mak the Cerman
i-olonies. a succ. ss it was significant that
during the several diys d bate In the
Iteichstag the elovernrnent rerualneii on the
defensive- Thus tlie colonial debate: has in
no wav stretislhern-d the chant c- of the
naval will I Km tor lkirtli. the Pre linnige
leader, s.ow.vr l Ilexes the bill will pass.
hough the situation is mudilitd owing to
th, uncertainty as to the Centers" position.
Doctor LI. 1 r th" t "enter leader, ! dan
gerously ill and there Is nbod in au
thority In the is-irtv with whom the Gov
ernment and th- other iartles cm nego
tiate Some are pulling one way and the
nth' rs are pulling another way.
The riuncc (,f the department-house tax
bill are not unfavorable, though the Left In
the Diet Is against it and the I light d-ems
It does not go far e nouh.
The South African war news and oc
curr' rices in the llritlsh Parliament are
grcedllv read hi re and commented ujion.
A nuirilier of tie leading tierman pniiers
10-d.tv still atT--' to believe the relief of
KimlH-rl. j I- only a ruse by which tho
r.oef have l,d the iirltish Into a trap, as
sit SpiiUi Kop. (Jenerallv speaking, though,
the Cerm.m u. vvsp.iper comment now lacks
the bltt. rn-s of tone toward the Hrltlsh
which v.as noli. -il'le. uritll ro-ently
A numlss- of pajc-rs, .siieslt'ly the Agra
rian and Pan-Oertnan, l-sh t the war -nu-t
i.H.tniiie until Hre.it Itrltain's . jinple'e
military --llapso N laid l.ie l-fore tlie
world, thus pteveming r.-t Ilrituln for a
t entury to come from Interlerlng In South
Afrlia .ird having the white population
or lnr-Hipnu twk lords there-. At 1b
Foreign cthee these day dreams are rbli-
Hied. Tl- Foflgii Olllee. however, tlo-s
not tlo'ib: the relief of Klml riey and con
siders I-. a Kre.et inonil success for il resit
Terrific snowstoims have prevcnLsl tiie
Emiieror from liaving much s;,.,rt tn llu-!e-rtustock.
though this mortlng he Went
out on fuot with a small r.tlnuo tb-tr
stalking toward Watdnu.
Tlie court marshals here say that though
'he orbital court mourning is now over, no
Nil! nor other large .-emrt festivities will
l iHven tlinini; the lialalice of the ;uMSoii,
ami the carnival Uiil arranged for Fcbru-
arv a will lie omltteil. -II out of resp. -i
for the demise of the Finprcss's mother.
The reception of the Frll"l States Am
bassador. .Mr. At drew D White and Mrs.
White on Washington & birthday, will oc
cur if .Mr. Wiilte M-rs in time, and a
"hop" at the Kal-.-rlwf will follow -Mr.
White to-duy had surii' lently recovered to
Dnlce of Westminster's Kslale Not
as Valnalde as Supposed.
SPLCIAL P.Y CAllLi:.
Paris. Feb IT. (Copyright. lf" by W K.
Hearst 1 The will of the late Puke of
Westminster, which has been filed in Som
erset Ilrnsff. ree..;,s the estate as worth
onlv ... but It Is not liellevetl that Its
value was tindere.timatesl for the purpose
of evading the death duti's and the Income,
tax. Tor. sc ke. n are the Tax Collectors
lore that it Is dl!H-ult for executors to
The Duke of Westminster had been popu
Inrlv credited with lidng tiie richtft p..r
in Cuglami. ami one of the richest men
in tlie world. These reimrts of his x-ast
wealth liatl often lieen brought to the
Inikt's .ttte'itlon. but he smiled at them and
said that rejsirts of his great income w.re
His will .11. parent ly proven that the liuke
was tilling the truth, for M.i Is not a
large fortune hire In Isidon, where Park
How falrlv swarms with men who count
th'lr mlllior.s in the lens, tw.ntles and
tlfli.s. men like Alliert Kelt, the Koth
cli'lds. the S issoons jnd others.
Westmmster-s will devises nil his own
rel estate In trut for sab. This proptrtv-
b. tlltinct from the entailed estate of the I
tlukflom. which Is known -is the i.rosvener
.Mate, the luk. "s family name ls-Imf
FAMINE FUND STARTED.
Fifi Thousand PoiimN liaised at a
.Meeting in 0.lcuita.
Calcutta Feb. 17-The Viceroy of India,
Lord Curson of K.-lleston. iiresidesl to-day
at a meeting inaugurating a famine fund,
at which the leading Ahihar ijas and Hrit
lli otilcials were present. The announce
ment that the Queen had oif-ncd tlie fund
with 1.) wis enthii-nstit-ally cheered.
vheieuiKin the M.ibartJ.t of iMrbiianga con
tributed 7.:'. the linii-h Fasi India Com
pany i7..t.,i. I.ortl Curz.m II'WJ ami other
subscriptions rals-d the total of fW,..u.
Lord Curzon, In an eloquent address, drew
a moving picture of the famine, whose mag
nitude, he said, was an unprecedented trag
edy, tlie situation b-lng heightened by the
plague in Lombay.
One Established at Manaos With a
I'apiial of L'n.iMHI.iiilti .Mi I res.
r.lo de Janeiro. IVb. 17 -Scnor Ibvlrigucz
Alvez haa b.en flc tl Governor of Sao
Paulo without opposition.
A Herman liank has been established at
Manaos. capital of the State of Amazonas,
with a capital of . milres.
Herman Consuls have been named for
every city and large town In Brazil. Uo
Ilvlt. I"araguay. Argentina ami Uruguay.
Over:y cadets have been rejected at tho
military school. Only llfty Jiassed the ex
amination. Uermany. Italy and Sj tin have accepted
the minimum tariffs reducing the duties on
coiTce. Franco refuses to continue the ne
gotiation. Tho other commercial treaties
K ntfcjjresclns favorably. -- . ,
While War Is Nut Kxpe.-t.d. Nico
las Is; Iteliev'fd to lie Prcpaf
injf, lo Insist I 'pou I.nrjri'
lVi ruin s-. bv the V"sijl !
I.t-iidou. F. b. 17-AVhit is known In 'Jr. it
ilritaln ns the Central A."i.tn ieril. !.'
more obscures the jacklc lnternattcii.il a
Jievt of iff. 1 Irs. As vlmnl b) tho maii-i.
the-stree-t. the il'-Hnlte n.-ws shows that in
splto of denials. Hus&la hns advnncd a
sironc Sorx-e vrithin striking distance of
lit rat. and whether she iniinels this as a
distint t demonstration against Afghanistan
or ly h a Mind to draw off attention
from or ultimately aislst her objects in r'ie
Persian (Julf Is ne r. ly a matter of su.-
mis.- Whatev.r all this reillv ni'-aris.
large jNirtlon of the llruish jHibllc and
pr.ss Is devoting ilrt attention to that j
time-worn bulH-ar. the inenaelng slial vv
of the ls.ir.
Though Iard Salisbury refused t alif, js,
the iu.stion in the House of Ijvrds, tie
sscrf-iati-el Press Is able to give the or.in
Ions of lirltlsli Uowrmnenr olfiilals. whlcii,
in the miln. are th' s cf Irl S.il!"burv.
ujion this lut'.st develaipni' ut i:ut, first of
all It will i- well to say that 110 aitiou
ha vet brin tak' n or tle,idel on bv the
Hrltlsh Weeks ago th" rtrrt of a Uus
sian advance was circulited. and when
tlU'Stioned on tiie subject the Russian Am
bassador assures! bin dear fii.nds In Iwvvn
lng street that the rejierts w.re exagger
ated. It was nothing but annual
maneuvers, he explained, and least of all
was Intended as a menace.
Misled by Itossiii.
"In fart, it was iv beilitbd by this diplo.
mat that the llritlsh otlb ials had no other
Mternatlve but to believe tlie teports wre
practically untni", . itciallv as Itussla. in
c-onjunctioii with every other Kurnpeari
Power, had. a few weeks previous, formally
assured Iyiril Sdibury tint sfie h:id not
the faintest Intuition of profiting by Great
lirit.iin's embarrassment In South Africa
by pressng nutstandlne claims or Interfer
ing In any way
News from Central Asia trickle-i Into
Friglnnd slowly, but this vv.sk there came
from many sources Information showing
th .t Ilussia's- Ambassador had, to put It
mildly, misled Ixird Salisbury, and the
Foreign Ullice. W.-dnesd ly last, had to
tiring Itseir up with a sharp turn to the
realization that the Central Asim situa
tion demanded Immedlite attention. Yet
what form such attention will tike consti
tutes r dilemma, on the horns of which the
British Government 1 ft III j-'rehod. I
talls of the proce .-lings nrt the borders of
Afghanistan are still lacking, and nro like
ly to be for some time. As a high otllclal
sa'd to a r pr. sentatlve cf the Arsociated
"If we polltelv- suggest to the Kussian
Ambassador that a further explanation li
in older, we are sure to get tho sarr.o
friendly assurances that it do-3 not
amount to anything. If we address a for
mil strlnurnt nrotest to St. Petersburg. We
ld Ilberately cast doubt on Kuesia'a practi-
tally sjontaneous declaration of friendship
laid nonlnterfert nee It Is possible tho lat
ter is what the Americans call a 'Muff. but
we have to be X'ery sure of our ficts be
fore proceeding on such a lils. The
Ameer Is not III, In spite of all the alarm
ing r ports. 1 siipposp he will dio somo
dav- and there wli! possibly be great dls
ortbr. but until tills occurs I fail to see
what Jtufsia can ctf' ct. If the movune-nt
is ns Important as repre-eiitesl, I think It
far likelier that she intends to mako a
demonstration of the strength that might
be brought to btar upon some minor eon
tesions to lie askecl for by Itussla here
after." Kussln Vol I'airrliiK War.
The cpinlou of dliis oir.i'ial and thoe of
l rsons accurately informed le that Kuy
sia's move is merely one of the finer points
of the diplomatic game and that she has n
mott. Idea of forcing a war with Great
P.ritaln than she has of forcing a war upon
tho Fnltetl States. S . while it appears
that International relations are really not
threat! ned with any serious break. It also
uppf.irs that Kussia Is likely to get what
ever she asks for, within reasonable di
plomacy, in tho near future. Nothing is
more patent, from tho conversation of the
Cabinet Ministers and dtllc!.il. than the tb
sire to conciliate and not to overvalue
minor concessions However, It must not
lie inferred that Great Britain Intends to
allow herself to be buUkd Into granting all
that is asked for, and it Is interesting to
note In this connection that the channel
siiuadron, consisting of eight battb-shlps
and other craft. Is due In he rie!ghlKirhol
of Gibraltar February 'X.
The renewed naval activity has had al
tiKst as much to do with the return of na
tional confidence ;is laird Bobets's e-vident
grasp (if the campaign. While the nation
in still looking ask,.r.ce jt th- new milltnry
programme Introtiiice-d this we-k. there is
gtnuine gratification at barning tint the
rt iort.s that hundreds of thousands of tons
of Welh snuikt less coal had been iKUlght
for a foreign nation are untrue. There is
no substitute for that 'breath cf empire."
it Is almoit as lmp"rtant as smokeless pow
der, and were the supply to be seriously
diminished, it vould affect Great Britain's
lmer ot defeme tremendously.
The 1 avy'.s activity is as, evltl-nced In
i - piogrts.-i with wlreltsj flecnihv Kx
pa rim nts will shortly ck-i ur to .iscertain
v.-hether it is iiosslbie to tommuricate by
th,s means lietween ships and balloons.
The importance of sut h a test in ascer
taining the wheriuliouts of an enemy and
ountless other points of warfare cannot
The Queen's icT.onal lnttrest In the men
lighting her battles is being constantly il
lustrated by hr visits to NettL-y Hospital
and the rrlvate houses where lie ollleers
and men who were wounded In South
Africa. A few days nuo her Majestv stood
godmother to the child of a M ij-'Cs wife
uhos hi stttinil was killed at l!In Isla igte.
' and has now summoned to Uslsnie llugbr
Uunn, ag'tl !."., of tile First iteval Wiiblm
Fusiliers, who was the first to cross the
Tugela Ulvcr though tho men of the regi
ment tried to keep him lurk While run
ning xvith the. soldiers, holding his bugle
in hbi right hand, Dunn sound's! the "Ad
vance:" A bullet struck his arm and the
bugle fell. The I my Immediately lifted it
up with his ltft hand and related the
cull. He was brought to N.-ttb-y Hospital
and was xlsilcd there by primes Christlin
and Princess Henry of Balteuberg. who
asked tho boy what he would like the
vjueen to do for him. He replied.
"1 hope her Majesty will send me back
to the front. I'm to have a mesial and
three bars, because I xvu. In three; engage
ments. My father has only two bars to
The lad's father, a Sergeant, returned to
the front tills week, liaving recovered from
On his arrival at Portsmouth young
Darin was tenderly borne on tho shoulders
ot a delighted populace.
l'armrr Atljilalcril Insane.
Grayvill.-, HI.. Feb. 17. W. M. t;.ixncr. a
farmer living near Calvin, four mlie.s south
of this city, has been adjudged lneino and J
taken to tk? asylum at Anna.
a r. uxooirr, m d
101 Outetrell m IJtlUN Tei.
RTtcn;K. SoCTntL.-y r4 Tmsiret uf
ItAlls-fcy Cooitsctor, PgiiIo. t'cl
l;V.IH)W - 'Ml "
Hypnotism is no lonr :i myth, a fanciful creation of the mind, but a renltty.
a most potent power, capable of proeltieiit"; intiuite ".oott. Tor the purpose of
:t.s-ertaiiiint: tlie esact value of this mtieh-talked-of iiovvit. a committee, com
jMiseJ of a pliy.siciau, a vrell-knovvn Jurist, a prominent minister and lc-.iiliiiir
milroMil man, was. appolnteil to investigate Hypnotism.
The committee ctirrietl on a heriess of investigations in rejraril to tlie power
of hypnotism to iutlueuce the aetions and cletils of pivple. In the everv dav wall:
The first step taken by the members of the committee was to master tlta
facleitee In every detail, so that they inisht state from personal experience the
y;iioil or evil tills r-trunse power might produce. They wrote the Xew York
institute of Science of Hot-heiler. X. 1.. the gTt.ate-st school of Hypnotism and
(ittilt Sciences in the world, and received the full and complete Instructions in
regard to how hxpnotlsm may be ued to influence people in business, how to
use it In treatiu": diseases etc., etc. In a fevvslavs they mastered these In
structions ami were full-fledged hypnotists
It was clearly demonstrated that hypnotism may be employed so that the.
person operated upon Is entirely unconscious of the fact that he i beinc in
fluenced: and. all things considered, the committee regard it as the most valu
able discovery of modern times. A knowledge of it is essential to one's success
in life and well-beiu.; In society.
Dr. Lincoln saxs, after a thorough Investigation, that he considers it the
most marvelous therapeutic or curative agent of modern times.
Judge Scbafer. although a legal light, turned his attention to healing the
sick, and In a few treatments he completely cured John j:. Myers of Tleming
ton, X. J., f a strange malady that had kept him bedfast for nine years, and
which the doctors said must surely kill him. Judge Sehafer's fame spread for
miles around, and hundreds of people applies! to him for treatmenL
Mr. Stoufcr performed the astonishing feat of hypnotizing Mr. Cunningham
of l'ueblo, Colo., at a distance of several blocks. He .iImi hypnotized an aged
gentleman and had hltu run through the streets shouting "Ked-hot jreanuts for
sale." Mr. Stuufer says it i indispensable to one's business success.
Kev. Paul Wcller says that every minister and every mother should under
stand hypnotism for the benefit tlu'y can Iks to those with whom they aro
brought in dally etuitnct.
In speaking of this marvelous power, President Kliot of Harvard College.
said 10 the graduates: "Young gentlemen, there Is a subtle power lying latent
in each of you. which few of you have developed, but which when" developed
might make a man irresistible. It is called Personal Maguetim or Hypnotism.
1 advise you to master it."
Tlie Xeu- York Institute of Science has just Issued 10.CC0 copies of .1 book
which fully explains all the secrets of this marvelous power, and gives explicit
directions for bet-emlng a practical hypnotist, so that von can employ the force
without the knowledge of any one. Anybody can learn. Success guaranteed.
The book also contains a full report of the members of the committee. It
will be sent absolutely free to any one who is interested. A ixjolal card will
bring it. Write today.
Address New York Institute Of Science. Dept. -ISS S, Rochester. X. Y.
PAINTING OF WASHINGTON.
A w One Will He Shown at the
SPKt'IAI. BV CABLE.
IMns. leb. 17. tCopyriBht. 1X by W. n.
He.irst.) Tonv Kobert Fleiiry has Jus com
pleted a large painting of George Washing
ton, which he will show among his works
at the exposition. The distinguished artist
explained his picture to your correspondent
to-tl.iv as follows:
"My painting represent Washington aft
er h" said farewell to his troops ami was
on ht way to Mount Vernon. He sits in
the stern of a boit on the Hudson, his coat
falling loosely about him. his sword un
buckled and "his belt lying at his left side.
He liade farewell to the army, thinking his
life's work was over, but It was not. Hence.
In the colorirg. I leave a ray of hope. Tho
memliers of his staff stand on the bank.
Of these. General Knox Is the central fig
ure. ".Mv endeavor has leen to make the pic
ture such that one' attention Is necessarily
fixed upon Washington. The troops are
drawn up for review, the ilag Is lowered,
and thlrten stars, representing the States,
form a circle.
"In making my study of Washington,
sketche- were sent to me from the. New
York MetreiKditan Museum of Art. and I
aNo had the benefit cf Houdon's bust of
Washington In the Iuvre. I have been a
lifelong admsrer of the famous General, ar.d
I bcllevo I have caught hl.s features cor
rectly. It Is the most satisfactory work I
have ever done."
1'ieseiiUil With tiie Insignia of the
Uuler of JNioIiaiitinttiiix.
Paris, Feb. 17. The Sultan's envoy. Munir
Bey. presented President Loubet to-day
with tho Insignia and grand cordon of the
Order of Nlcharnlmtlai, the highest decora
tion In the Turkish Umpire, which the Sul
tan sent sjKClallv by Munir Bey.
The envoy ar.d Ids a-uitc were conveyed
in great slate from their hotel to the Uly-.
see Itiluce In the President's equipages, and
were received by a guard of honor in tho
courtyard of tho Ely see, a band playing the
Turkish anthem. The President, surrounded
by his Ministers, awaited the envoy In tho
Ambassadors" Hall. Munir Bey handed
lresident Loubet the Insignia with a few
words of pool will from the Hultan, to
which President Loubrt replied expressing
his appreciation of the honor. A luncheon
Considerable Importance is attached In
political circles to the bestowal of the or
der because this same order w-as previous
ly bestowed upan Kmperor William, nml the
Sultan's action is Interpreted as Indicating
his desire to show Franco enjoys ccjual
nrestlge with Gcrmty at the Ottoman
Court. Much iMbjfttction, consequently, pre-
iPi ' I y
rrocr. nrrmr Ss-TiAr.
rieaUrfrton. N. J.
KSV PACT. WKX-IXK.
Voit. N. t.
ROUGH ON MME. BERNHARDT.
She Alust P:ir for .1 IMay Which"
She Did Not Produce.
SPHCIAL BV CABLU
Parts, Feb. 17.-(fpyr!ght. ir by YT. It.
Hearst.)-Mme. Sarah Bernhardt is angry
because ehe has been condemned by tho
Plrst Civil ChnmlKT of the Paris Court to
piy a young dramatic author. M. Klste
macckers. Sl.rOo for having refused to pro
duce his play, entitled -Marthe." after It
bad I;en rtc.lv, d and put to rehearsal.
The case b is caused some excita'tnent in
literary and alr.imatle a Ircles. as It wan
rather an excel. tkmal one, arid the action
was n test. The dramatist had submitted
lib, gritvauics to the Seciety .if Dramatic.
Authors and C impsa-rs. and the tribunal
bases;! Its decision a,n the rules of that a- '
scociation respecting pliy.s received by
managers and the tlmo for their produc
tion Acconlin to these regulations, dramatic
works in thr. e. fcur nnd five nets must lis
produced within eighteen months after hav
ing been accepted If not put on at tho ex
piration of tl-.it time, the author is entitled
to the full rights over" h!a production and
to an Ip'iemnlty of $lt.
This sum was doubled in the case of tho
author of "Marthe," as the play had been
in rehearsal in November, is. Mme.
Bernhardt withdrew It as she ,j to Btat"
for lor tour through Italy and South
France. On returning to Paris she seemed
10 nave overiooKe-a "Martho" 'and
AMERICANS MARRIED ABROAD.
Jo.siah Qiiiniyjiiid Mrs. Tyler Wed
ded in London.
London, Feb. 17.-Jos'ah Qalncy. former
Mayor of Boston, and .Mrs. Tyler, were
married to-day In St, George's Church.
Hanover Square. Jamra IJ Carter, sec
ond secretary of the United States" Km.
bossy, was the best man. Joseph II
Choate. the Fnltod States Ambassador:
Henry White, first se,.rc,;lr. of t!le i.nte
States Kmbatsy. and all the members of
tho embassy were present.
HE WILL WED MISS WEST.
New Duke of Westminster to Mar
ry After the War.
spirriAL pr cablk.
I-mtlon. Feb. 17 (Copyright. 1W. by Vf.
B. Hearst )-Befort: sailing last week for
South Africa tho Duko of Westminster
promised Miss West he would mako her
hlslmchess when the war is over. He did
not marry her while hero on account of
tlio recent death of his grandfathw, al
though ho Is anxious to do o, .
I yi 1 i,t- TaTrli