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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MARCH 17, 1901.
yDCAT DDITAIM QiVrH
VJ tress London Clubmen
MILITARY SCANDAL ARISES
OUT OF COLVILLE CASE.
Conflict of Powers, Sensational Rumors, Charges and
Counter-Charges, Secret Trials and Evident
BT HERBERT PAUL.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London. March 16.-(Copyright. 1901, by the
New York Herald Company.) The ColviUe
cafe Is the greatest military scandal which
has occurred In this country In at least a
The debate In the House of Commons, al
though a ions one. has by no means ex
hausted the subject, which will not be al
lowed to rest until Justice has been done.
It eeems absurd that there should be a
party division upon the conduct of a Gen
eral In South Africa, but the Government is
responsible for that, having cnoseii 10 make
. . ... . . .
the question one 01 connaence in idbuhivw.
This tliev wcro constitutionally entitled to
do on tho principle of collective responsi
bility, which associated the whole Cabinet
with the Secretary of State for War. What
they had no right to do was to bring in, as
Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain did, the
name and authority of the Commander-in-Chief,
Lord Roberts, who Is responsible to
the Secretary for "War and not to Parlia
ment. BKODRICK ALOXE IS
llESI'ONMllI.i: FOK RECALL.
. Sir Henry Colville was ordered to resign
his command at Gibraltar by Mr. Brodrlck,
who ii alone answerable for taking that
Otherwise the whole object of putting a
civilian at the head of the army would bo
defeated and the salary of the Secretary of
War might well be saved.
A soldier is entitled, before being removed
from the army or from command In tho
army, to tho Independent Judgment of a
statesman knowing nothing and caring noth
ing about military Jealousies and recrimina
tions. No doubt such power. like all powers,
should be reasonably exercised.
If the Secretary of State for War or
Commons were always interfering wltli
military discipline the army could not go
But exceptional cases require exceptional
treatment, and If ever there wn9 an ex
ceptional case It Is that of ColviUe.
It may safely bo said no British officer
has ever before been driven from pillar to
post In such an extraordinary manner.
QUEER LACK OF "FINALITY"
IX MILITARY ORDERS.
Lord Lansdowne. after consulting Lord
Wolseley, allowed. Indeed directed, him to
resume his position at Gibraltar. Mr.
Brodrlck, after consulting Lord Roberts,
reversed the decision of his predecessor,
and ordered the General home in disgrace.
There is nothing more essential to mili
tary discipline than finality.
What finality Is there here?
On the same principle, the Secretary for
War might come to the conclusion that
Mr. Brodrlck was wrong and once more
intrust ColviUe with professional iunc-
It is an equally serious, perhaps still
more serious, fact that sir Henry nas
DIKE'S TRIP IS INTENDED AS MEANS
OF MAKING HIM A POPULAR PRINCE.
SPECIAL BY CABLE i
London March 16.-(Copyright. 1901. by
v v t it i.i r-mi.vitTi th dp-i
parture of the Duke and Duchess of Corn-
wall and York for Australia, the period of
effervescent display of loyalty which has
v.wn much In evidence since the late oueen
was taken 111 comes to an end. It Is well
known that the King wishes to settle down
to business, reserving the outward manifes
tations of public loyalty for great functions,
and otherwise going about as he was used
to do -while Prince of Wales.
In this connection there Is more than
appears on the surface In this long absence
of the heir apparent from England. m
The position occupied by tho King while
Prince of Wales, as tho most popular man
in England, could not be filled by the heir
apparent merely by assuming his father's
title. Somehow people do not grow as en
thusiastic about the Duko and the Duchess
as about their parents.
CRYSTAL PALACE DOG SHOW
BEGINS IN LONDON TUESDAY.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
"London, March 16. (Copyrighted, 1901, by
the New York Herald Company.) The most
popular dog show of the year, that of
Crystal Palace, will open on Tuesday.
The entries show that the most popular
dogs in England to-day are the Pomerani
ans, fawn and black being the favorite col
ors, although slate is very popular. There
re 232 entries in these.
Pugs come next, fawn and black. The lat
ter are by far the most fashionable, al
though deemed delicate. The number of en
tries is 173.
Of toy spaniels there are 1.0, Including
3 Thibet, 65 of Japs and 6 of Pekinese. Of
Griffons there aro 15. Whippets are coming
Into fashion; there being 30. There are (A
goodies, among them noted champions. The
chlppcrkcs number 56, the dachshunds SO
and the Chows 33.
The total number of entries is 12.121. which
is immense, as the breeds are confined to
Mr. George Raper and also Mr. Hopton
are expected over here on the 22d. Mr. Raper
had been asked to judge In San Francisco,
but he cannot, owing to his engagement
here and in Germany and Austria.
The Honorable Mrs. Ualllle of Dochfour
announces to all members of tho bulldog
club that the annual general meeting will
be held the first week in May, and the pet
is familiar in thou
sands of homes. For
half a century it has
had a permanent
place as a family
and Kidney Disorders.
Sold by druggists and dealers general-
ly, with a Private Revenue Stamp over
the .neck of he bottle.
never had an opportunity of b3lng heard
in his own defense. ,
He has born twice tried privately behind
his back. The lirst time ho was acquitted;
the second time he was convicted.
The benefit of the doubt has been given,
not to him. but to his accusers.
It is contrary to national justice that a
man should be tried In his absence. It is
contrary to English Justice that a man
should be tried twice for the same of
fense. The whole story bears a disagreeably
close resemblance to the Chosejungeo,
which became so infamous in France.
Mr. Chamberlain's sneech In reulv to Mr.
Asqultli might have been delivered by Gen-
ora, ltirot G,ncl.a, JIercicr 0r General do
IXFALLIIIILITY OF ROIIERTS
AllOVK LAW AXD EVIDENCE.
Mr. Chamberlain nuts tho lnfnllibilitv of
Lord Roberts above the evidence, above tho J
as to sav thni if General" ColviUe we're re-
stored to his command, because his inno-
cence had been established, the army would
nave been destroyed.
This Is a precise production of the per
nicious claptrup with which the general
staff of France disgusted all lovers of free
dom and justice throughout tho world.
General ColviUe has a most distinguished
record in a military service of thirty years.
Lord Roberts himself highly commended
hlra in dispatches for his behavior in this
very war. before the disasters at LIndley
and Saunas Post.
Mr. Brodrlck's dispatch recalling him
from Gibraltar r.ave as the solo reason
for his punishment his failure to prevent
the surrender of Colonel Spraguc's yeo
manrv at LIndley.
But" in the Commons the same Minister
accused the General also of incapacity In
not rescuing the British guns taken by
the Boers at Snnnas Post.
WAS THE fXUCKY MOVE
MADE 1IY ORDER OF ROIIERTS!
This is not fair play, but worse remains
After" the debate and division, the War
OHlce proJuced further dispatches from
Lord Roberts, which ought to have been
in the hands of every member before he
voted, for it appears from these that in a
turning movement, which was carried out,
but which failed of its effect, mid was,
therefore, condemned. General ColviUe only
obeyed the orders of Lord Roberts himself.
Thus the distinguished officer was blamed
for doing as he was told, and that though
one Secretary of State for War anil one
Commander-in-Chief have held that he
was not to blame. ,
Mr. Brodrick plays to the gallery god.
He obtained a few Radical votes uy assen
.onma ttmt sir Henrv's friends should
represent him as having been sacrificed to
save Lord Kitchener, whose strategy at
Paardeberg he had criticised in his official
tSp miMIc will await with Interest the
introduction of that report
ment aare prouu: iu
When Prince George was known as the
"Sailor Prince" he was vastly more popular
than his plder brother, the Duke of Ciar-
ence; but since ho became tho heir, i e
eumptive he has suffered by contrast with
his father In the same way as the Duchess
nas suuercu m w...i."
Hi trin tn thf nntlnodes. with the reports
which are certain to be sent home as to the
beneficial effects ot the visit in cementing
the Australian federation, will certainly at
tach to the Duke ot Cornwall that touch of
romance which will make the assumption or
the tltlo of Prlnco of Wales on his return
appear as a legitimate reward for the serv
ice rendered to the Empire.
Tho plan of endowing the heir apparent
with the power to confer knighthood, which
is said to have orlgln-ted with the King, is
regarded as a brilliant stroke of policy to
bring the distant colonies into closer touch
with the mother country.
dog show at the Niagara. AH the members
of the committee have to be re-elected.
WILL PRESENT IRISH COMEDY.
St. Leo's Lyceum to Play "A Bit of
St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated by
tho members of St. Leo's Lyceum Sunday
evening with the presentation of the Irish
comedy-drama, "A Bit of Blarney," which
they will render in St. Leo's Hall, Twenty
third and Mullanphy streets. Sixteen mem
bers of tho Lyceum will figuro in the cast.
Tho part of Body tho Rover will be taken
by Samuel Halley, that of Cuddeen Cassldy
by William F. Glynn, of Squire Rdssmoro
by John D. Gibbons, Darbey Garney by
Tames F. Trimble. Teddy Burke by Frank
O'Brien and Lawyer Lawton by John T.
Sullivan. John T. Carroll will take the
part of Captain Castlcton and Martin
Flynn will enact the role of Corkerry. Miss
Florence Mullahey will take tho part of
Bosallen O'Conner and May Dixon will en
act the role of Lady Patrice. Miss Mamie
Ryan will play the part ot Shevann Jack.
The parts of peasants and soldiers In the
play will be taken by Misses Kittle GljTin,
Sadie Ritchie and Nellie. Stacd and Messrs.
Martin Clark and Joseph Tammany.
BRIDE, FORTUNE AND A TITLE.
German Baker Gets Ilis Good
Luck Alf Together.
Lebanon. Ind., March 1C. Max L. Gold
rcse, a journeyman baker of Lebanon, has
been notified that he is heir to J127.000 by
the death of his father at Bromberger.
Goldrose was editor of the Bromberger
Tagebhatt In 1S90. Some of his articles of
fended the crown and he sought America
as a refuge. His brother In Germany has
obtained amnesty for him, and he left yes
terday to receive his fortune and the title
He went by way of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
to wed Miss Anna Franklin, a descendant
of Benjamin Franklin. Goldrose came here
from Chicago six months ago. He Is 30
years old and Is .a graduate of Heidelberg
University. He has no relatives in this
CEMETERY WAS A COCK PIT.
Widower Therefore Had Body of
His Wife Removed From'lt.
New Albany. Ind.. March 10. When the
cemetery in which his wife's body reposed,
near St. Mathews, Ky.. had become the
battleground for cock-fighting. Abraham
Frye. who lives near Jeftersonvllle, had it
removed to New Chapel Cemetery, in Union
Township, this county, and reburied.
Mrs. Frye died forty-two years ago and
was burled in a metallic casket, which was
found to be in almost perfect condition. The
body had crumbled to dust.
Mr. Settle Bmskett Dead.
kctt. wife' of wt H. Baske"tt. a prominent
it tolaBK. P ' yes,erday
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;,iiii lwc-insp the General had commanded me cau?e ni inu ieg;u cuiuwi uu " ,'" us greater frequency is me ever-incieaaini, """",;" VV,.."-..i ""- o'rx1- ""-"
briiTade of euards English dockets dates back more than , consumption of raw fruits and salads. ear it was i found that over S.000 francs of
tJ ft ft woiild Sot have reoulred far more fifty years. , which are hurriedly raised in gardens near the appropriation remained unused.
'JSJI. ".fhl Tecretan for War to over- In the summer of 1S13 William Henry ' cities, where sewage likely to contain the Tho committee in charge of the refresh-
rn? tKrTr,i RnhPrtt whole "clal popularity Poulett was a Lieutenant In the Second i.gcs of Intestinal worms iff used as manure, ment department have decided to dlstrib-
irUnniK?CTMtw Foot, stationed at Portsmouth. At that I Lf advises in cases of suspected appen- ute -1,000 francs among the poor so that the
"t n?.n1 Siiinp under these circum- time no fewer than six people mood be- I t1icltls a hclmlnthologlcal examination of abstemiousness of "the leg Motor; i of the
Ur flwi'llo Qrcii-iHal War onrl Wo Kr- n,'o
King s Civil List French Sentiment Against
BATTLE FOR TITLE
AND HUGE FORTUNE.
Contest for Poulett Peerage and
Estates Is Soon to Hegin '
WHAT A WAGER HAS CAUSED.
k-i Made at Mess Table Has Given
Hise to a Complication That
Has Lasted for Ei fly
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London, March 10. Without a parallel In
the strange and interesting history of peer
age contests Is the extraordinary fight over
the Poulett title and estates soon to come
before the courts in England.
This is a legal battle which goc.i right to
tlle root of the law of entail, o
strongest buttresses of the aristi
ne of the
Great Britain. It likewise Involves qucs
lions concerning legitimacy which have
never before been raised in a British court.
As the matter stands at present one man
holds the Poulett peerage and another
holds the family property. One has the
shell, the other the oyster. Tho man with
the shell wants the oyster, faying that
without it his shell is worthless. The other
asserts that the shell rightfully belongs to
him and he means to have H.
The strange thing U that under tho an
cient English law the Poulett property was
entailed: that is, the title and the property
were as firmly bound together asi the ablest
legal minds could bind them. So drastic is
the law of entail that the inheritor does not
become the owner of the property, and is
merely a tenant for life, who finds every
legal obstaclo in his way of alienating hi
Yet tho late Earl Poulett. who died in
January. KX. and who possessed both the
title and estates, had spent the better part
of his llfo in an endeavor to make it Im
possible that the inheritor of his title
should inherit tho Poulett entailed estates.
Whether he succeded in "breaking the
entail" is one of the questions which will
soon be settled. Whether he succeeded in
depriving Viscount llinton of the title of
Earl Toulett isi another question that will
Trouble AH Cansml ly Jt Ret.
The extraordinary event which lies at the
The story goes that the young Lieutenant
was nt a mess one night in Portsmouth
with his fellow-officers when the challenge
was- thrown down that he would not marry
, the first woman he met on the street. The i
alternative was to pay tM. He accepted
the bet. , , , I
rriM nt tim I'niti.TT rrm v irmi i pq linn is
twecn him and the title. I excreta, verm fuce med cations and tne an- ;."" " iu ui rasi nave
Late at night he met i-,-nzaoein avinia. trasts singularly with Doctor unampion
Newman, the daughter of a pilot, and he nier's diatribe against nn excessive meat
agreed to marry her. The marriage took (jiet as being a contributory cause,
place June 21. 1519. the bridegroom then i jj,, paradoxical though It mav seem,
being scarce 22 years old. when thus presented, the distinguished sci-
Slx montlm later she core a son inc
nrcont T!nrl Poulett
-in uotiage urovc-.
Southica. Lieutenant Poulett was furious,
He denied tho paternity, lelt tne lauy, ex
i changed into another regiment, went oft to
inula anu rauw uiitiv iu i.nii..i.u ,.... ...-
in. in Ih. backcround there was the
pilot's daughter. The situation became
more painful when, by the death of his
cousin, the fifth Earl, the young soldier
succeeded to the peerage in 1SW.
Tho mother of the organ grinder died in
1S71, and then tho Eurl married, hoving sev
eral children, and he lived happily at No. 60
Queens Gate up to the time of his death.
committed In his youth.. .Several ladles more
Ills lamuy were wen aivme ,u mc luiij
or less connected wun tne lamuy nau ineti
tc bring up the boy so strangely introduced
nmnnr them. Tho Dowager Countess Pou-
left ond the Do.vager Duchess of Cleveland
took an Interest In him and started him on a
stage career. Before he was 20 he married
MI?s Sheppey, nn actres". He has now sev
eral children, among them a son, the pres
ent viscount mnton.
are mloo?. "ife . seemed after tho
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death of the Earl to be living from hand to
mouth. Ho turned his newly acquired hon
ors to account by going on the stage as Mri
Poulett. hut the novelty of that soon wore
off, and he ceased to attract the attention
ot music hall crowds.
OfTrrcrt Money to "Go Abroad.""
Only once, according to the story related
ty tho organ grinder, did he see Barl Pou
lett. That was when he received the follow
ing note: e
Army anil Navy Cluh.
Earl I'oulett'fl coropllim nts to Iord Hlnton.
and will he he kind enouah to call Upon him to
morrow morning at 11 o'clock, at No. 11 Victoria
Mansions. Victoria street.
Tho nnr.in irrinder pilled on the Earl. The
latter told him that keeping up a title was
an expensive thing, and asked was it not
much netter mat ne urop ins uue, ,uuie a. or proper care. v nen erecieci mis sani-
comfortable rum of money and go abroad? tarlum will bo maintained by charitable
Tho organ grinder said lie would think It contributions,
over. A large sum of money in cash, with a Iast week's mortality report emphasizes
handsomo annuity for the rest of his life, the need ot this Institution, as diseases of
hud been offered him by the Eaxl if he would ti,c respiratory organs were again on the
sign a document relinquishing his claims increase.
and "go abroad." The organ grinder and The total of mortality was L1S1, which
many people respect him for it refused the is above tho average of the season of tho
offer. It does not appear that he ever sub- vcar, the latter being 1.072. In all diseases,
sequently attempted to extort money from except those affecting the lungs and respir-
Earl Poulett. atory organs, the mortality was unusually
There was great excitement in England ow.
when Earl Poulett died, and It was expected -Inflammation of the lungs and kindred ail
that the organ grinder would In person at- ments were responsible for 200 deaths, as
tempt to Uiko possession of the family es- compared with M0 during the previous
tates. The old mansion, 'llinton St. George, vrck. and nn average of 21B.
is ona of the finest baronial halls in Eng- of this number seventy-two were due to
land. It is surrounded by an estate of 19.000 bronchitis and eighty to pneumonia. Other
acres, bringing in a rent roll of $70,000 per diseases of the respirator' organs caused
vear. The Poulett family made themselves us deaths-. Instead of the average of 107.
ridiculous ny surrounuing tne nan wun
armed cuards. fearing the organ grinder
would appear "In person to claim his own."
They likewise had armed guards patrolling
the town of Hlnton St. George and another
small town on the estate.
L'omitrniulHC Is Atlviupd.
The organ grinder made no attempt to
interfere with them, and although he hail
several friends in llinton St. George and
had been asked to come there he never
made the trip.
The organ grinder says he has more than
once been admitted as Viscount Hlnton inlo
the part of the House of Lords resarved
for the eldest sons of peers. He seems lo
think this an olllclal recognition of his
The Poulett family have been advised to
effect a compromise by allowing the organ
grinder to keep the title and to make him
a comfortable allowance rather than risk
the possible results of a lawsuit. At tho
same time mat would torever alienate tne
title from the family, as tho organ grinder
has male heirs.
It Is not believed that any amount of
money would tempt him to surrender his
title. Indeed I do not think he would take
the Poulett estates and give up the title.
He will. In my opinion, leave no stone un
turned to get what he thinks rightfully be
longs to him.
Some of the ablest lawyers In England
have -stated that his claim to title Is un
assailable, and that he hns a very reason-
able claim to the estate, of which the old I
Earl attempted to break the entail. With
cood financial backlnir It Is rnmmnnlv be
Heved in England he can come very near
getting the" estates and the old hall, with
all Its magnificent tapestries and splendid
Hundred Tear Cluba
Are' becoming numerous. Prominent physi
cians are numoereii among their members.
Tlic Idea, of course, is to promote longevity. It
is interesting to note, that the means through
which long life s to be obtained, la food and
the stomach. Lons life and good health are
not possible unless the stomach does Its work
properly. There is a way to make it. it it does
not. Hostettcr's Stomach Eltters is an Ideal
strength restorer. It possesses valuable cura
tive properties, and has always brought relief,
even in the most desperate cases of indiges
tion or dyspepsia. If you would be cured of
belching, constipation, insomnia, nervousness,
biliousness, sluggish liver, weak kidneys, or any
aliment resulting from a delicate stomach.
to- the Bitters. Everybody should try it at
this time to help nature rid the blood of
winter impurities. It's a specific for malaria.
See that our Private IEevenue Stama vf the
neck-of the bottle.
COURT OF. HONOR
In Spite of Prominent Contradictory Evidence, Dueling; Is Growing Un
popular New Theory of Appendicitis "Popular
Price" Theater Craze.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris. .March 1G. (Copyright, 1M1. by the
New York Herald Company.) While ihe
1'aris papers have been full or details of tho
negotiations regarding the Casteliane-Ro-ilays
and Bnffett-Derouledo duels. It
would not seem that dueling as u custom
were losing its hold in France.
Still, I believe that tile modern spirit
which regards dueling as out of keeping
with enlightened social life Is steadily
There have always been philosophically
minded public men in France who had suf
ficient moral courage and authority to de
nounce the custom, but their example did
not reach the ordinary Frenchman, whos2
imagination delights in the theatrical side
of a reparation by arms.
But recently nn anti-dueling league was
formed to propagate an anti-dueling spirit,
and nt its head are such men as General
de la Rogue, the Prince de Brogho and
the Prince du Bourg, whoso Influence will
be felt in aristocratic and military clrdlcs,
where the custom has its main stronghold.
These men contended that the epithet
"coward," applied to a man because he will
not fight a duel, results from vulgar preju
dice, and that the man who, from serious
conviction, refuses to fight is worthy of
the highest esteem.
Tho league advocates the constitution of
courts of honor, whose decision would be
a real satisfaction to the party who is un
APEMIICITIS CLAIMS ATTENTION
OF MEDICAL WORLD.
Tiio attention of the French medical
world is now turned to appendicitis.
First, there was the paper read by Doctor
Championnlere to the Academy of Medi
cine, in which he declared that appendicitis
is often tho result of Intestinal poisoning
caused by influenza.
Xow comes a paper read before the same
academy by Professor MetchnlkolT of the
Instituto Pasteur, in which he states that
the disease Is due to the presence of cer
tain worms In the intestine, and their
penetration into the vermiform appendix.
Professor Motchnikoff's conclusions are
the result of ten years of observations. In
cluding inlcroscopicexaminations of the ex
creta of persons suffering from the disease,
and also examination or appendixes ao-
stracted from patients who have been opcr
He says that in lato years the periodical
taking of vermifuge medication has been
generally neglected by the public, and to
this he ascribes the present greater fre
quency of the malady.
lie also points out mai anoiner cause oi
solute elimlnatlon'of raw fruit, particularly
strawberries and raw vegetables, from the
diet; also onlv water that has been boiled
or well filtered must be drunk.
ThIs accusation of being
pcicItIs brought against
a cause oi ap-
raw fruit and
vegetables by Professor Metchtilkoff, con-
entists are by no means contradictory.
Doctor Champlonnlero . says: -purge"
Professor Metchnikoff says;
Tn-rt mpiIIMna " -j .-
SCIEM?,a AXD RELIGtOX
jvgiiie AS TO FASTIXO;
! Medical science and religion have shaken
hands over tho question of fastlng-not
dilettante fasting, but the fasting of Mose.3
Two French doctors have proved by ex
periment that rabbits, kept without food
for a week, recover after injections of a
virulent culture of coll bacl lus. whereas
other rabbits that have not fasted die.
Science cannot explain the phenomenon,
but Is bound to accept It; so that when
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grocers and providers of food of all sorts
may have to close their shops by order of
It is a queption. however, whether a cure
of this kind would not be consiJcred by
the average person more distressing and
objectionable than the disease; for it seems
certain mat tne doctors are wonting io-
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Want lilt.' DU1I1L LIIUL. IL 11 IIC1.-III1 CIU UIU
drinks not h.ng at all it Is impossible to
catch and develop microbes.
Ho would, therefore, be free from disease,
but would probably die from lack of nour
ishment. STnOXG MOVEMENT FOR
As a result of the lecture given by Doctor
Letuile. a physician at the Bouclcault Hos
pital, In which he expounded the' social
danger of an Increase of. tuberculosis among
the working classes, a committee has been
formed for the construction of a sanitarium
In the neighborhood of Paris, where poor
people affeoted by the disease will receive
It Is well known that 10.000 adults die
yearly from tuberculosis in Paris for wnnt
included were tweniy-iive aentns irom
grin. Consumption carried "oft 293 victims
and cancer forty-three.
ANOTHER CASE OF FAME
A small sensation In Its way was the
sale on Wednesday at the Hotel Drouot of
twenty water-colors hv Jongklnd.
This artist in his life-time could hardly
cam his bread by his brush, and the year
after hli death none would look at his pic
tures, till M. de Goncourt pronounced him
the greatest landscape painter of the cen-
N'ow his works arcTllke banknotes, or rath
er checks, for each one meaii3 thousands
of francs. , . , , , .
Prices at the De Berlot sale were high
enough, but they were topped by the water-colors.
There was no flourish of trumpets at the
sale, but the twenty pictures, mostly under
half a yard long, fetched over SI3.CCK. ex
ceeding all -the estimates by $1,000.
MME. BERNHARDT MAY BE
FORCED TO OPEN HER THEATER.
The cafes around the Theater Sarah Bern
hardt have raised such a howl of despair
at the long continued closing of the house
that the municipality his decided to call the
rr, ,,-,i iv weeks' crace allowed annu
divine Sarah to account.
n, for ciosinc has long expired, and until
yesterday there has not been any sign of
any sublessee since II. Jacques Richepin'S
"Cavnliero" ended its three weeks' run.
Th- city has every Interest In the theater
being open, because by the terms of Mme.
Bernhardt s lease wie icui. i i'uuuie uniy
I when It Is open. "
it i nnw said that, an exalted personage.
presumably from the Cote d'Azur. has con
sented to be patron of an enterprise, the
object of which Is to produce M. Isidore de
Lara's "Messallne" at this house, and ne
gotiations are now In progress.
Tho principal part is to be taken by Mme.
Emma Calve,-who has promised her co-operation
until the time comes for her reap
pearance at' the Opera Comique.
Nothing has yet been definitely settled, but
the chances are nil In favor of the success
ful conclusion of negotiations.
When at tho premiere of "La Patrie." on
Monday night, it seemed to me that Mile.
.Brandes was most realistically pale In the
.last acL . .. .
Scarcely had the curtain been finally rung
down when the brave little actress fell in a
DUELLO IN FRANCE.
dead faint. She is now condemned to a. long
sp-11 of rest.
Yiiis has given opportunity for tho prom
ising young actress. Mile. Dolvalr, to display
her undoubted dramatic gifts as Mile.
Everybody feels sorry for Mile. Brande3
and sorry tor M. S.irdou. who had set his
heart on her for leading lady, despite a se
vere attuck of Influenza.
FOIL AXI1 MOI1F.HV SWORD
RIVAI.ii AS l)l!i:i.l(; WEAI'OXS.
Every boulerardler being an expert fencer,
Paris is much wrought up over the squabble
about the respective merits of the old-fashioned
foil and the modern sword for dueling.
A well-known Parisian writer sneered at
the foil in the prtsence of an aged stock
biokcr, who is an enthusiast of the old
style, and demonstrated its superiority by
pinking his opponent.
Then M. Entile Andre, a recognized au
thoiity on dueling, sneered at the sword,
whereupon Huron Ileeckeren Jabbed him
with that weapon.
So far tho score is Indecisive.
PARIS HAS "POPULAR PRICE"
THEATER CRAZE IX A WAY.
Five-franc orchestra .'tails Is the watch
word of a campaign Inaugurated by Mme.
Foumiier. Du Uuesncl. Arene and Lemon-
i nler. all influential dramatic critics, for the
ostensible purpose of conjuring the crisis
in affairs theatrical.
Already thu Cbatelct has taken up the
Mantolnc was the first manager to intro
duce cheap prices, under pressure of com
petition from so many Montmartro side
shows and theaters.
Other theaters are hound to come Into
line. Yet cheapness is not a necessary road
to success, as witness the failure of the
Comeilic and Opera Populaire, organized by
the Matin, with a public subscription of 50,
(XV) francs six months ago.
A coming theatrical sensation is the ap
pearance of M. Victor Maurel In comedy
with the charming Danish actress. Mile.
Charlotte Wlehe. for whom M. Francis
cresset, a young poet and dramatist, has
written a special plav.
It is whi.-pered that Jr. Maurel forsook
the opera comlime in order to satisfy a ten
der passion, and that his partnership with
Mile. Charlotte Wlehe may take a perma
I am told that M. Crosset's play Is based
on a. franco-American marriage. Mile.
strone foreiirn aeepnt
Will bo utilized for thp nnrt nf rhs Amor-
' lean heiress, while M. Victor Maurel ap-
pears in me cnaracter ot a uroken-down no
bleman hunting for a dower.
STARTLIXO SOIIRIETY OF
The Senate has just given brilliant proof
of the extreme sobriety of Its members.
Each year a certain sum of monev Is im
propriated for liquid refreshments for the
been a profit to some one.
I doubt if the buvette of the lower house
will ever find any surplus for any charity,
ALUMINUM 3If CII IX FAVOR
AVrTH AliTOMOIHLK BUILDERS.
Aluminum, which had lost Its day as a
fleeting glory elsewhere, seems to be In for
a permanent boom here In France.
This will be chiefly brought about by the
tremendous strides automobillsm is now
Aluminum bids fair to supplant wood en
tirely, and even iron. In the construction of
machines, which will hereafter consist al
;most exclusively of aluminum and steel. -
Moreover, the French deposits of the
light metal are said to bo the richest in
THEV WILL HAVE THKIR JOKE
AT KXPEXSfi OF AMBIIICAXS.
Many Americans recently decorated with
tho Legion of Honor would be greatly cast
i r.own If thev should see some of the lokps
cast at that order by the Irreverentlal comlo
papers of Paris.
The requisites of decoration, according to
the humorists, range oil the way from hav
ing .1 pretty wife to the mere state of hav-
Inf nrwvlAitqlv prnTMil hpinir hnnnmil hp ,.
LOHSTER. GKTS MILITARY MAX
ivro A IECK OF TltOUIII.E.
An amusing Incident occurred on the top
of a Paris omnibus the other day.
The persons concerned were an old hosier,
his young and pretty wife, a gentleman
who looked like a retired military officer
and a woman carrying a basket.
The young and pretty wife wn seated be
tween the gentleman with military aspect
and the woman with the basket, the old
hosier having been compelled to go to the
end of the seat.
As the omnibus went along, the young
wife imagined that the military looking man
was ogling her. and. moreover, sho Imag
ined that she felt his arm around her waist.
Tho man of martial aspect continued to
take a peep now and then at the pretty
face near him, and the lady thought that
the movement around her waist increased
At last sho felt a decided nip. She could
stand It no longer. She exclaimed:
"You rascal. Slake eyes at me if you wish,
but don't pincli me."
The husband Jumped to his feet and
knocked the military man down. The latter
The omnibus stopjied, nnrt a small-sized
riot began on tho top, which only ended
when the conductor and two policemen
Tho husband ami wife told tneir Indignant cujjiuub. ,-,.,,..
talo of woe. The military man gesticulated The collar opens in front to display tho
lruntically and denied the charges. white cloth facing. There is comfortable
At this moment the woman with the bas- fullness at the top of the correct two-piece
ktt, who appears to have been deaf ond had sleeve, which fits the arm closely and la
not understood the meaning ot the row, sud- trimmed with a point of white to match
denly had a spasm of Intelligence and start- the rever.
ed to laugh. In the development of cloth gowns there
"Here Is tho culprit," she said, raising tho Is always a demand, for seven-gored models.
J Id of the basket, and out popped a long The Illustration shows one of these skirts,
claw of a big live lobster she was carrying which Is fitted smoothly around the waist
home. and over the hips without darts. Two back
To prove tho case, a thread or two from ward-turning plaits are arranged at each
tho wife's cloak was hanging to the claw. s-Ide of the center closing and form a. fan.
WILL OF DANIELS. HOLMES.
Wife, Daughters, Sister and iXiece
Tho will of Daniel S. Holmes was filed
for probate Saturday. He bequeathed $3,
000 to his sister, Mary Isabel Holmes, and
$2,500 to. his. niece. Helen W. Hood of Phila
delphia. Pa. The remainder of the estate
was left in trust for the benefit. In equal
interests, of his wife, Emma R. Holmes,
and his daughters, E. Mabel Holmes and
Lillian R. Gould. In case of the death of
a legatee without Issue the estate goes to
the surviving legatees. In case of the death
of all of the legatees without issue, the
property shall go to his brother and sister.
KILLED AN ENORMOUS EAGLE.
Missouri Farmer Rids Neighbor
hood of Pest and Gets a Prize.
Hed Bud, 111., March 16. Joseph Llnderer,
a farmer, living near .Belgique, Mo., Just
acrofs the river, killed a huge American
gray eagle on his farm yesterday.
Tho bird measured 7 feet and 4 Inches
from tip to tip and weighed fourteen
pounds. It had been committing depreda
tions among the farmer's poultry.
The eagle, which was the first one seen
in this vicinity for ten years, will be taken
to Chester and mounted.
BIG FINE FOR SELLING LIQUOR.
Indian Territory Man Paid an As
sessment of 1,000.
Claremore, I. T., March 16. Louis Cohn.
vender of light drinks several years ago,
has just paid a fine of SI.000 at Muscogee
for selling intoxicating drinks. This was
tho largest fine ever paid, In the Indian Ter
ritory. He wan a. wholesale dealer and had
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Jacket and Skirt Cloth Suit for
Russian green pebble cheviot Is used for
this attractive costume, with trimmings of
Tho cheviot is Included in all the grace
fully curved seams except the center back.
It is drawn smoothly across the lining, and
extended below the waist line to form a
236-LAOIE8' TIOHT FITTINO JACKET BAStJUI
8II9-U0IEI' SEVEN dOKED SKIRT.
! Basque. 32. 34. 36. 33. 40, 42, 44 in. bnst
j Skirt, 22. 24, 26. 28. 30, 32, 34, 36 in. waiit
postilion back, which gives a. becoming;
long-waistea eneci to tne ngure. me
seams and darts in the basque are feather
boned. The fronts are shaped with single bust
darts and fastened, in double-breasted style.
Two rows of fancy buttons are used for
decoration. The upper portion of the front
Is deeply under-faced with white cloth and
turned back to form a rever of unique
The plaits are lapped at the belt and flatly
pressed, presenting an extremely plain ef
fect, and flaring slyllshly'at the lower edge.
The skirt Is finished with New Century
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Send 10 cents (one sliver dime) to Tn Republic .Pattern Department. KipubUo
bulldlnz. for each pattern ordered, ind tneloie this blank, properly filled out with
your name, address and bust or waist measure for each pattern ordered.
Ladles' Basque No. S236. Price 10 cents. Bust measure Inches.
Ladies' Skirt No. 8119. Price 10 cents. Waist measure inches.
Ladles' Shirt "Waist No. S2I5. Price 10 cents. Bust measure Inches.
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awfclla" Raadera ta Aay Oaa Fmttava Thla Paar Has Fubllaaad If tha
tiabcr of (tap Flitters la Alvaa.
agencies In all of the larger towns of the
WINNER OF THE BRYAN MEDAL
Miss Lnlu Wirick of Salem, 111.,
Captures the Prize.
Salem, 111., March 16. At the annual 'W.
J. Bryan oratorical contest in this city Fri
day night Miss Lulu "Wirick received first
prizo and Miss Maud Smith second.
In 1896. while Colonel Bryan was on a
visit at his old home he deposited $23) in the
Salem National Bank, the interest on which
was to be used to pay two prizes for annual
oratorical efforts of pupils of the Salem
High School. To win these prizes is con
sidered quite an honor here.
Died at a. Ripe Old Afe.
Chillicothe. Mo., March 16. Mrs. Mary
Miller. 90 years'old, Is dead here.
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brush binding', which Is silky in appearance
and will not rub the shoes.
Tho skirt is especially designed for wom
en of full proportions, to whom the Ion?
lines of the narrow gores are very becom
ing. The pattern is cut in sizes as high as
thlrty-stx-lnch waist measure to meet this
The costume may be made of light-weight
broad or ladles' cloth, Venetian, poplin,
Lansdowne or covert, with revere of tha
same fabric, peau de sole, velvet, or panne,
To make the basque In the medium stza
will require one and one-quarter yards ot
forty-four-inch material with three-eighths
yard of silk. The pattern. No. 8235, is cut
in sizes for a 32, 34, 36, 33. 40, 42 and 44 inch
To make the skirt In the medium size will
1 require five and three-fourths yards of for-
ry-iour or lour uiiu uve-eisuiua jiuua ui
flfty-four-lnch material. The pattern. No.
8119, is cut in sizes for a 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, XT.
34 and 36 inch waist measure. (
Ladles' Fancy Shirt 'Waist, No. 8243 This
smart shirt wnlst 13 made of rose pink
taffeta, embroidered In a rich shade of red.
This is made to simulate a vast, collar pro
tector, and little cuffs, which may be
omitted If a plainer effect is desired.
The waist is mounted on n. glove-flttea
lining, which closes in the center fronL
The backs and under-arm gores are smooth
ly covered with the taffeta, which is drawn
down in tiny plaits at the belt.
Tho fronts are fastened in double-breasted
style with small red buttons. The full
ness on the shoulders is arranged in four
tucks, which are stitched down a short dis
tance. The spaco between the tucks is plain
and may be decorated with embroidered
figures, straps of velvet ribbon, lace or an
applied vest of tucking.
The collar, which closes in the center
front, may be trimmed as Illustrated, or a
fine lawn collar protector worn In place ot
the embroider'. The bishop sleeve has com
B245-LADIES' FANCY SHIRTWAIST.
32. 34. 3G, 3S, 4), 42. '; :nch bust.
fortable fullness on the shoulder, fits tha
am rlnselr to the elbow, and flires at tha
lower edge, where the fullness Is gathered
and connneu to a narrow wrisioana.
French flannel, satin, cotton cheviot,
madrasv or any of the new wash fabrics aro
appropriate for this mode, which may b
made up with or without lining. 'When
cloth is used the collar and wristbands may
be made of velvet, panne or stitched taffeta.
To make the waist in the medium size will
require two and one-fourth yards of forty-four-inch
material. The pattern. No. S2&
is cut in sizes for a 32. 34. 36. 33, 40, 42 and
44 inch bust measure.
VUK AMY PATTHllftS AM
SIZES XAMBD ABOVE.
CONGRESSMAN BROSIUS DEAD.
Stroke of Apoplexy Caused His De
Lancaster, Pa., March 16. Congressman
Marriott Brosius, chairman of the Com
mittee on Banking and Currency, died at 3
o'clock this morning from a stroke of apo
plexy. He was stricken at 5 o'clock yesterday!
afternoon. He at once became unconscious
end remained In that condition until death.
At no time was there any hope for his re
covery. Mr. Brosius Is survived by a -widow and
Dropped Dead Returning: Front Fire.
Macon. Mo.. March 16. E. F. Bennett Of
Macon, aged 60, dropped dead yesterday
morning while returning from a burntnjr
dwelling in town. For many years he ma
secretary of the Watson Coal Mining Cos
pany oi isevier.
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