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WASHINGTON, FJRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1897 SIX PAGES.
AMERICA A WELL-DRESSED NATION
In the Matter of Dress America
Stands Foremost in the World.
EVERY MAX A BEAU BRIDDIEL
It Is Hie Exception Rather Tlmn
. the Utile to Fre u Sinn With III
.Fitting; Clothes Jum the Opposite
Id Kverr Oilier Country.
Calamity liowlers may shriek tliat the
country Is going to tlie dogs, but the very
clothe that they wear give the lie to their
with tit eve ilnee wc became a nation,
and we hall have them with us, like i
thorn in the flesh, unUl the end or time,
but ir the dear treatures would take stock
of their own appearance - this, year of
trace, one thou valid eitt hundred and
nlncty-tcveu, and the-, would take the
trouble to compare ity.ih the appearance
they iitCMsutcd a decade ago, even thlr
dull brains would sec that they are much
Mayer & Pcttit baie no patience with
Tlie high-prii-od merchants may wail
nliout dull times because the people have
grown woarv of extortion, but there is no
Fuoh thing as dull times in Mavcr &
rcttil's pi eat double store and anuex,
415-117 Seventh street, becaui-e the peo
ple know that thcie they can get full
value for their moiwy.
Whure he is it possible to buy an All
wool Cuvtom made Suit, perfect fitting
and blyliPh, at $G.Bu- Or a Crash Suit,
made or fine linen crash at such a price
Times may be dull and the price of silver
low , but prioesllke the-e make weH-drerl
man in tlie dullest or times; ami ir dull
timos wans being able to buy luxuries
thut we or.uld not expsct to Imy in pond
tinu"-, then le us have dull times.
TU- credit of thp country Is all right, and
your cred't is all right at Mayer & Vettit's
Tor youi clothing as, well as your furnl
MINERS ARE NOT SCARED
Despite Injunctions They Will
Gather at Monongah.
DEFYING THE COURT'S ORDERS
4ddrchvcs to lie Made by Prominent
Labor Lenders Judge Jnckt.nu
"Will Not He Obeyed Movs Meet
ing Tlmt "Will I.Iake'Itis Meaning:
Plain PoftMbllitiefc of Trouble.
roll, one of the strike leaQert. In West Vir
ginia, bald last night:
"At the meeting to lie held at Monongah
this afternoon it is expected that firteen
or twenty labor leaders or national repu
tatlon will be present and address the
meetinp. If Judpe Jackson's injunction Is
borved, the organized wage-workerhotthls
country will unquestionably take a deter
mined stand to pescrvc the rights of free
"It ma v be posMfolethat general cessation
or "work will lo'Jow. The time has come
for the wage workers of this country to
ascertain, ence and forever whether they
have the light to assemble and consider
buch question us will mean the advanc-n
mpnt and wir.re of the wealth produc
ers of the country. A wave or indignation
Is pas-Ung over the country because of
Judge Jacl'son's injunction, and tbcserv
Ing of It wi uld rekindle and renew tlie
spirit or the men, the result of which at
tills time 1 urn unable to predict. ww
Already many prominent labor leaders
aie at rairmont Tor the meeting today at
Monongah. P.atchford, Gonipers and Sov
ereign will arrive at 3 o'clock this after
noon J. W. Rea,orthe Pahileis and Deco
rators, taid yeMerday evening the meet
ing would not be so much or a conference
as it would be a mass meeting, although
the leaders would undoubtsdly confer later
Tne meaning Of Ihisis plain. Tlie gather
ing is meant and lutennded to be a direct
violation of Judge Jackson's Injunction,
andlf it Is sened the officers of all the
leading labor oigauUatlons of the country
will be dliectly Involvdc, and the organiza
tions themvehes -nill le brought directly
Into the present contest.
Warrants are known to have been Issued
a week ago for the chief leaders, but it
Is more than doubtful if tlie operators will
meet the advanced position now taken by
the men, for to do so would be to broaden
the existing trouble to an unknown ex
leut, and perhaps raise au Issue which
would not down
The strikers In the rear ranks made a
dash toward the deputy and had it not
been for the promptness of some of the
leaders a riol would have been precipitated.
Tlie miner was taken to camp and the
deputy sheriff was repiimandcd by his
A baud of women, headed by Emma
Haas, which marched to the miners' hom ,
was aloo dispersed.- They carried flags
and banners, and when ordered to disperse
taunted the deputies .
The injunction was Also served on the
leader, at Turtle Creek, but there was no
demonstration and no arrests made. The
leaders tuy that the marching will be con
tinued, and that if one Is arrested, all
STOIJ: A BOAT AND ESCAPED.
Ruble MooieV Assailants 2sot Yet
Alexandria, Va., Aug 13. -Sergt. Smith
and Policeman Atkinson this morning ar
rested three young men near Roberts
crossing, beyond the city limits, on sus
picion that they were of the party that
attempted to rob Rosie Moore, the bawdy
housekeeper and her companion, but they
wcto not identified by her.
Mr. Beu Posey reported to the police
this morning that a small boat owned" by
him bad been stolen from the river front
during the night, and It is believed that
the four m?n stole the boat and made their
tcapc In thus way. It Is also reported
that four men were seen In a boat near the
Maryland shore, opposite thk city, at an
early hour this morning.
Very Nice Flooring -f 1.5U per 100 ft.
Frakk Libbey Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
His Administration of the Brook
lyn Yard Approved.
MR. ROOSEVELT'S REPORT
Rights of Veterans to He Respected
in the Mutter of Appointment and
Removals, Hot Their War Record
.Not u Shield for Incompetency or
Other Official Shortcomings.
Actlug Secretary Roosevelt, in comment
ing on the report of Commander Davis re
garding the chargcb preferred against
Naval Constructor Francis T. Bowles, of
the New York navy yard, says:
Navy Department, August 11, 1897.
Tlie department rally sustains the con
clusions or Couiiuanaer Davis as to vtie
fcnarges agalusi Mr. Duvvles. in bo Tar as
tuey relate to aliegeu political dlijerliniua
Uoti.or to tlie uppoiulmeut ot outsiders and
the retention of unwortny In preference to
worthy men, these charges are not only
disproved, but are shown to rest upon
uottilug more substantial than malicious
or rrivoloub gossip; or else upon the belief
or tne less competent workmen that they,
and not their superior urricers, are tne
proper Judges or their inerficleucy.
The attention of Coiibtructcr fcowles will
be especially called to that part of Com
mander Davis' report warning him as to
being sometimes over-liarsh and fallow
ing too implicitly the recommendations of
leadingmcn and quartermen: but it is
evident thut the real reason for the at
tacks upon Mr. Lowlcs is to be found, not
iu the fuct that he has done badly, but
that he has done well.
He has shown great energy and capac
ity in handling men; he has paid heed
solely to the needs or the Government
work, and has sought to cstabiisti a high
standard of efficiency among the laborers
In the yard: he has absolutely disregarded
all political considerations In appointing
and employing men, and the opposition to
him evidently arises mainly from the tact
that und:rhlra Tor the firs., tint: it ban been
impossible to procure the reinstatement or
retention of men guilty of misconduct
who posscd poliuc.il influence.
Hie evil or occasional liaruiiiiebt. in dis
cipline ib trivial compared with the evil
or allowing men to shirk, or be guilty of
otlier misconduct, provided they nave po
litical inriucnce; and it is because or his
rerusal to permit this that -Mr. Bowles is
Tlie Ktundard of work in the Brooklyn
nuy yard lias been very appreciably raised
under Constructor Bowles. Tlie complaints
against liiin have now twice been investi
gated, once by me personally, and once at
great length by Commander Davis.
J he widest latitude has beeu given to
everjoue who had any accutation wnat
Eover to make, and it is evident that
there is no foundation whatever for these
charges. There can be no possible ex
cuse for any further Investigation, and the
case will not be reopened.
Ab regards the charges made by the
veterans it nppean, thai there is no ground
mhntsoeter ror complaint against Mr.
Howies, and the testimonj- or the witnesses
produced tells iery strongly in his ravor
and incidentally shows that under the la
bor board scrupulous heed is paid to the
rights of veterans.
nukiii Hie Department or Vardsund Docks
it does appear that Mr. Heed, a veteran,
was discharged, when Mr. Meuocal ad
mits that lie was as good as tlie three non
veterani who were retained. Mr. Keed
win accordingly be leinstated.not hecauie
he has any legal cla'm, for lie has none, but
oecauie it is tne policy or tne department
where men are equally good to retain
the etsrans in case It Is necessary to make
"ihe legal rights or the veterans have not
only been carefully preserved by the Navv
Department, hut in its laltor regulations
it bus gone very far beyond what the law
requires in giving preference to eterans:
having. Indeed, gone to the Aery verge or
the line which divides inerricicncy from
errtciency, in the erfort to do all that Is
poNsibie ror the soldiers and sailors of the
In appointments from the lists veterans
aie given an absolute preference, and when
discharged, IT they pave behaved well
een though less well than tlie Others -they
are still piven preiereucc.
Iu consequence, the department at times
nas serious dirucuity in geiting us worn
done for some of the divisions, are so
crowded with veterans, now tor the mot
part elderly men, past their prime or lire,
that the work is in constant danger of
All that saves the work from deteriora
tion is strict obedience on the part of the
head of the division or bureau to the de
pjirtment'sordersthatlnmakingdischarges the men who do Inerfident work shall
invariably be discharged first. The sole
test is the efficiency of the man's Work.
To introduce any other teEt- to make,
for in stance, nn allowance on heuair of a
vetei an for tnerficieut work -would speedily
produce the most damaging effect upon the
department, and would mean the liability
of causing, at any time, some great struc
tural weakness or defect in the ships or
war. to which the nation's honor Is en
trusted. Much a course i6 not to be
contemplated for a moment and will not
be urped by any patriotic man.
In plvinp preference to veterans in em
ployment so completely as we now give it
we have gone to the very verge or what
the conditions or good administration will
bary that they be made strictlyin accord
ance with the depree of efficiency Cf the
workmen. Where men arc cf equal effi
ciency, the veteran will be retained.
Where tliere is a dirTerence In erri
cieucy, the most erficiejit men will lie re
tained, and the efficiency must be deter
mined, not by statements of interested
parties, but by the deliberate judgment
or the orricers who are reHjxnisible for the
work done, and whose interest guarantees
that, though they may occasionally make
error, on thp whole they will undoubtedly
retain the men most capable or doing that
MARCH ON DE ARMPIT MINES.
Collision Between n Striker and n
Pittsburg, Pa, Aug. 13. Telephone re
ports reaching the city early this morning
btate that there is much excitement and
pobslMUtles of trouble of a serious nature
in the vicinity of rium Creek and Sandy
Creek mine of the New York and Cleveland
Gas Coal Company. The strikers In large
numbers resumed their marching at an
early hour to intercept the miners en route
to work In De Armltt mines.
The deputy sheriff s intercepted the ma rch
ers, and for a short time a battle was im
minent. One of the deputies. It Is said,
struck one of the strikers a vicious blow
over the head with a brass horn that hn
had seized from one of the miners bands
men. The marcher was badly cut about
A FORGIVING SWEETHEART.
Mnrrles Her Wbald-Be Mnrderer
and Releases Him From Prison.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 13.-John WlUey
was arrested two weeks ago for attempt ed
killing of his sweetheart, lie admitted in
couit that he had nothing to live for, as
the woman hclovcd would notmarryhim.
and that ho tried to kill himself. He and
Miss Mary Jenkins had long been lovers,
and Willcy's case lb to be called In the
llusUngs coutt tomorrow;-but he will go
free, for the girl relented yesterday.
A marrjagclicense was procured. Willey
was conducted from jail to-tnc city hall,
and they were united. Tkis practically
closes the Incident, for a wife cannot be
forced to testify against her husbandand
Mrs. Wtlley was the only witness to the
The Flnet la-lncb MoarO $1 per
ivun. ueuey co.,twHas. x.am
HANGING OF-PKTEK MONAHAN.
Aged Wife Murderer Executed, in
the Baltimore City Jnilynrd.
Baltlmoie, Aug 13. Peter Mo.iSJIan was
banged inreat9-60 thiHti.ornlugln the yard
or the city Jail. lie died without a strug
gle. Peter Monahan killed his wife with an
ax in the kitchen of their home, S4U
Mcllenry street, this city, on Tuesday
morning, M;iy 25, while the woman was
preparing his dinner. He struck her three
tcrrltic blows on the head, crushing the
6kull each time.
Julia Hums, a girl living with the fam
ily, had been Bent by Mrs. Monahan to a
store nearby to purchase some coffee aud
returned Just iu time to sec the last blow
struck. It was principally upon her testi
mony that Monahan was convicted.
Monahan was nearly seventy-five years
old and his wire about ten years younger.
He was addicted to almost habitual drunk
enness and he and his wire had frequent
quarrels. Up to a Tew days ago he did not
seem to realize his fate and talked freely
and even cracked Jokes with persons who
visited him at the Jail.
Htroug errorts were innde by Charles
Winternttz, Monahan's counsel. Tor a com
mutation or sentence or an Investigation
as to his sanity, but (Jo v. Lowndes de
clined to lnterrere.
A plot to convey polion to Monahan, so
th.it he could commit suicide, was made
public yesterday. A bottle ot poison was
thrown over into the Jail yard, and was to
have been picked up and given to Monahan
hy a Dr. Jt'rlourg, a prisoner in the Jail.
Jb'rlburg sent a brlvUeged negro prisoner
ror the drug. The latter got the bottle,
but became rriphtened and turned It over
to Dr. Clark, the Jail physician.
TAKING A STEP BACKWARD
The Commissioners' Edict Against
Objections Raised by Them Were
Made Against Electric aud Cubic
Cars and Bicycle.
The edict the District Commissioners
forbidding horseless carriageson thestreets
of Washington, rhlch was promulgated
yesterday, has cnustd more comment than
any otlier recent act of the Triumvirate.
Washington citizens do not relish taking a
step backward, and being classed In the
catalogue of progress on the same footing
with Pleasant Valley, Va., and Kalamazoo.
Mich. In theseendofthecenturydays the
"horseless carriage age,' as It has been
called Washington would prefer ranking
with Tarls and New York, where horseless
carriages run riot on the streets and are
Or all the people who would like to take
a Jaunt around town in a horseless car
riage, and whose desires in this direction
are cut short by the Commissioners' decision,
none is more disgusted than Mr. John A.
lliigl.es. ot No. 1245 Twentieth street, who
made the application for a permit to use
a horseless wagon as a delivery wagon for
his merchandise) business. The letter re
fusing tlier permit doss not make a distinc
tion between horseless delivery wagons
and horseless carriages, but placed both
in tlie same category, and both are thus
under the Commissioners' ban.
Mr. Hughes considers that the reasons
given by the Commissioners in support of
their objections are trivial and entirely at
variance with modern up-to-date Idas.
"Their principal reason," he said this
morning, "Is that horseless carriages
frighten hoises and cause serious runa--ways.
What did tho trolley cars do when
they were first introduced? That same
complaint, was urged againtt them, and
also against bicycles. Yet look at the
thousands of trolley and cable cars and
bicycles in u-e now. The horses soon be
enme accustomed to the new vehicles, and
there is no reneon why they can't get used
to the horseless carriuges.
"I consider such arguments trivial, but,
of course. 1 shall not attempt an appeal. I
shall tal:o tlie Commissioners' decision as
final, but I ran tell you for a certainty
that horseless carriages and wagons are
bound to come. They are used in Paris to
a great extent, 1 am told, while in New
York they are in tho cab service aud at
tractuounu'ualattention. I umconWnced,
however, that they will become common
sights In Washington soon."
It is understood that another point or
objection raised against the horseleoS car
riages by tho Commissioners Is the noise
such vehicles necessarily make. In New
York, where they are used In the cab ser
vice to a great extent, the noise made Is
much greater, siuce New York's streets
are mainly paved with cobble-stones. In
Washington the smooth asphalt streets will
reduce the noise to a minimum.
The Cnillicofche Wagon Company, who
plnced the motor-wagon with Mr. Hughes,
does not. intend to give up the fipht yet
Tne company intends to run one ot It
motor carriages In Washington Jusctoprovc
that the Commissioners' objections have uo
foundation to rest upon. It is not believed
that the Commissioners will refuse to giant
the couipauj a trial with its motor wagons,
ami every effort will be made to persuade
the Commlsfioncrs to recede from the stand
they have taken. If tlie horseless carriages
are introduced, a number ot liverymen who
have contemplated purchasing several for
hiring purposes tieileve that the livery
business will piok up considerably. At
present It Is at a low ebb, on account of the
I'ttlXCR SOH SLOWLY SINKING.
Kj Hope Eutortiilued of the Korean
1'ilnce Pom Kwang Sob, chief of the
privy council of Korea; ex-minister to
this country from Korea, and the com
ntssiouer of that country to the Queen's
dii.mond Jubilee, Is lying at death's door
an the Korean legation, on Fourteenth
etteet, and slight hopes arc entertained of
his recovery. His physician. Dr. Bishop,
hat; boen In almost constant attendance
the past twelve hours, and it Is thought
that the end cannot be far off.
CJm Tom Ye, the present Korean min
ister, and Frlnce Enl .Wha, the son ot the
King of Korea, are constantly at his bed
bide. The King has been notified ot the
sad condition of his ambassador.
It is an unfortunate fact that the prince's
condition is undoubtedly due to bicycling.
no has been In IU health for some timo,
and on Saturday night an acute attackwas
brought on by violent bicycle exercise,
which Induced a hemorrhage. Since then
he has been growing steadily worse.
At a late hour this afternoon he was Very
low, but his condition was otherwise un
changed. Fell From the Third Story.
Frank Bowman, colored, twenty years
old and living at No. 1135"New Jersey ave-
'nuc, fell from the third story ot the house
at No. ZOO A street southeast, where he
'-was employed, about 7:50 o'clock this
Biornlng. He was taken to Providence
Hospital, where it was found that ha was
but Httle injured.
Ctoumoa Lamner only 7ac. per 10O
wm rnKUiHW7i.v.liHBHun. x.avt.
FEOER MAY MENS5LAWS DIVORCE SUIT
His Intention to Visit Cincinnati
REFUSES TO GIVE- REASONS
New Develop meat h 'Jn (the Chho of
the Vonng WnttuiBgtqnlaii in Jail
for FnlbG PreteBse, nddthc Lndy,
Also of Till City? TVuVlH Alleged
to Have Rccu His Companion.
Tho opinion is gaining ground that Mr.
Harry Fcdet Is not going to Cincinnati with
a mission entirely of peace, and that Mr.
A. M. Cross, the alleged 'seducer of his
wife, may not be clear of aJT trouble by
any means If he Is rescued from the Cin
cmuati j'Olice authorities by his mother.
Mr. Feder began to make preparations
for his trip West yesterday morning, but
had not Uuried at last accounts. It ib
said that Mrs. Feder Is endeavoring to per
suade him not to go, feeling sure that it
will get, him into danger and even, per imps,
cause him to lose his lit 4.
Several attempts have1 been made by
a reporter for The Times fosee Mr. Feder.
but he has carefully avoided being inter
viewed since tliL night the telegram to
The Times told the story of the adventures
or Cross, uud ho felt 'called upon so
strongly to denounce the Implication of
Mrs. Feder In the trouble.
His stotemeut on that occaMon was a
hot denial of the whole story and asser
tion of his belief in Mrs. Feder's innocence.
He branded the assertions as malicious and
utterly false." Buying: "Myfwirels crossly
maligned, and I believe it lvthe Insanely
Jealous revenge or Cross .for her proof
to me that he had stolen ner watch '
Mr Tedcr stated that on the tlrst meet
ing letwecn Cross and Mrs. Feder, in
Dayton, nt the home ot the Bryants, Cross
stole the watch, and that when sho met
him again at Cincinnati she openly ac
cused him ot the theft. Although he at
flrt denied tho accusation, when he saw
that Mrf. Fedfir knew his guilt he ac
knowledged it und gave.ber the pawn
ticket The watch has since been re
deemed. Mr. Feder, since his determination to go
to Cincinnati has been formed, has abso
lutely refused to see a Times reporter.
thcuguhelMHgivcnuo reason fpr this course,
perhaps fcring that his auger' against Cross
would get the better or hiijj and lead to
Mrs. Cross, the mother ot the unfortun
ate youug man now held by the Cincinnati
police, has already started for that city.
Through police headquarters here she yes
terday learned that the trial of her son ic
fixed for tomonow. Khe has telegraphed
to the Cvncinnatl authorities that she la
willing to pay all the bills rThas incurred
nt the Burnett House, vJiero he stopped)
and any others that there may be against
h!m if lie can be released by thuauthoritics
Mrs. Cross made the statepient at head
quarters yesterday that she did not believe
all the accusal'ous against her son, but
that Ills mind has been affected and that
he has never been entirely responsible
since a recent severe attack ot typhoid
fever. She believes that this acrouuts
for auj indlFcretion of which he may havo
PARIS POLICE VIGILANT
Anarchist Threats Against Fanre
Inspire Increased Watchfulness.
Detective Force in and Outside the
KlyBeo Doubled Extra Precau
tions for Faure's Trip.
Paris, Aug. 13 The Paris police are
beginning to think there is really Borne
ground for the belief that the life o
President Faure Is In danger.
Figaro's correspondent at San Sebastian
says: "Anglollllo, whom the examining
magistrate in bis questioning treated as a
common murderer, guilty of a crime
prompted by personal malice, again pro
tected that he wished to avenge the per
secuted anarchists. ' -
"On the magistrate remarking that in
killing Seuor Cnnovas he had removed only
the man and not the institution AngiollHo
retoited: 'Ah, you think- o; but this Is
only an isolated execution and jou wllLsce
mnuy others-. We will compel .you to ask
ror mercy. It's not over yet. It will soon
be Felix Faure's turn. That brute Wll go
through it like Cnrnot.'
"To themngistrate'sobservationthat he,
tte murderer, wasonly,playing his part in
denying he had accomplices, Angiollllo
merely replied: 'I had no accomplice at
The magistracy is convinced, the corre
Bpoiidant adds, that it hasto deal with a
formidable org-inlzation.jbaTing ramifica
tions in every country,,
"I think no doubt can jje felt on this
score, and information received by the ex
amining magistrate during the last few
days has put authorities! on the right
track " J
Meantime Faure is guarded with the ut
most care. Tbcforce of detectives, both in
aud outside tho Elyseq, haS'been strength
ened, while in the futuiTe be will, on
every public appoarauce beLmaymake, be
hedged in by troops. Yesterday, when he
returned Horn the south( cuirassiers, with
loaded revolvers, rode -alongside his car
The fact is the anarchisttj look on Faure
as an embodiment ot the botirgeoisc, which
they hate more than the. aristocracy.
During the Moscow Journey extraordinary
precautions will be'observed. The anxiety
of the police Is positively alarming, but
they are 'working hvthe dark, since no
real clew exists to the anarchist plota
which the vague, mysterious threats are
Fonnd Deaden, ,a Pond.
Cumberland, Md., Aujp 13.-Mr. Francis
Bunnell was found ded hear Iyndman,
about fifteen mlfes wt 6f this city, last
night. His body was.Jound in a pond of
water severaffeet dPfJ? He.badJKWo bul
let holes in his head.udtoejfrsTol, with
two empty chambers, "was toun tlie pond
near his body. It lsteved nafemmitted
suicide. The deceawcraa a .well-known
young mani and leaves a yowg wife, but
no children. He had-been diKpoadont for
some weeks before nil. deatfeu V
UIlnd.1i Jtiene.iinyiaeJFl a i
Frank LibW & fco- Wklkai?. .
Husband of the "Lily" Will File
Papers in London.
A ROYAL CO-RESPONDENT
Plaintiff, Ignoring Action of the
American Court, Will Seek n Sepa
ration In London Lords, Huronn,
Army Officers nnd n Deceased
AmerJenu Turfman to He Named.
New York, AuglS The Journal today
publishes the followlngdlspatch from Lon
don: It was positively announced tonight by
Tdward Langtry, husband ot the Jersey
Lily, that he will bring suit for absolute
divorce from his wife, and that papers In
the case would be served on her, by his
dliectlon, this week.
What Interests Londoners more particu
larly is the fact that many persons high in
fecial llfo, and that even royalty itself,
are to he named as co-respondents Mr.
Langtry is moved to this course arter
jeara ot silence under provocation that few
men would endure, by the report In the
English newspapers ot Mrs. Langtry'a
prospective marriage to Prince Esterbazy
de Oalantha, or Austria.
Mr. Langtry told the Journal correspond
ent that he absolutely Ignored the Call
fornla divorce secured by his wife last
spring, and that he had instructed his
solicitor to bring suit without regard to
the action iu the American courts. He
said that he would name as co-respondents
what the English call "an exalted roynl
personage" and several others, including
two lords, a distinguished sporting baronet,
an officer of the guards and anextraagant
patron of the turf, who died In America
two or three years ago.
Air. Langtry told me that he was con
vinced he hud kept silent too long, and that
he was now determined to "put his foot
down.'' He said that he absolutely de
hied the paternity of the fourteen-year-old
child, Jeanne Langtry, and could prove
that for elght3?n months previous to her
birth fio had been absent from his wife
Mr. Lnngtry snys that while he should
name several co-respondents, he should de
pend, for purposes of divurcs,on his wife's
cruise In the Mediterranean on the Whyte
Lndye with a oung officer of the Guards
Mr. Langtry does not think that the
dhorce will be contested, as the name of
Esterhazj will probably figure extensively
in the court proceedings. Prince Esterhay
Ik a iiwtcd chntacter iu Europe. He H
prominent In Austria, and is very favor
ably known at the court of his country.
The Jersey Lily is proverbial for licr par
tiallty to sporting men, and the prince la
one or the foremoit horsemen In Europe.
of the Continent, nnd his income ia
sufficiently large to make tlie best
bloods of Paris Jealous. Prince Paul, for
that is his Christian name, is descended,
by nn odd disposition of fate, from the
earls of Jeisey .
,,,.Both parties in the propced,rnatch have
not-leen witnout expeneuce in tne way or
matrimony. Prince Paul's son by his first
wife is now an officer In the Austrian
Esternazy is fifty-four years old, but it Is
paid that he does not look nor feel his age
by twenty years.
Mrs. Langtry is in town, at the Savoy
Hotel, where she dined with Esterhazy this
"Tho Jersey Lily," as Mrs. Langtry is
known throughout the world, was the eld
est daughter of the dean ot the Inland or
Jersey, Rev. Mr. Le Breton, where she
came into the full heritage of her mar
velous beauty before she was yet sixteen
Edward Langtry, the son of a Belfast
Quaker, and a young man of large wealth,
while yachting In the channel, heard of
the woman who afterward became his
wife, and visited and was entertained by
her father, at St. Helicrs, where he and
the girl verc married.
The couple tattled down in a quiet cot
tage on the Thame, but the wire, leaning
instinctively toward the glitter of smart
sot-iety, Induced her husband to take a
handsome house near Helgrave square, and
they began to euteitaln. The time wn-i
short before she developed into a Woman
of extreme fasnlon, and Sir John Mlllais
painted her portrait, exhibiting it in the
Royal Academy as "The Jersey Lily."
- The PUnceof Walessaw the face, craved
an introduction, and from that time until
tte crash that followed, Mrs. Lnngto",
wart "the most conspicuous figure in Lon
don's social whirl.
Scandalous tales ot Langtry and his
bride began to float over London and into
Paris, and the mongers ot aristocratic
gossip spread a contagion of shameful
stories among the acquaintances aud
friends of the two.
There was a story that the entire Marl
borough family cut the Lily because in a
playful mood she 'had slipped a piece oC
lie down the prince's collar at a late and
merry supper. Both she and Langtry
dropped from the top branches of the so
da, tree co utter oblivion. With a business
tact that has since developed into genius
the Lily went on the stage and mado an
American tour. In this country she was
under the guidance and management of
the late Henry E. Abbey. But a few hours
before the timo set for her first appear
ance, on the night of October 30, 1882.
the Park Theater, at Broadway, near
Twenty-second Etreet, burned to theground,
and she came out at Wallack's ttovembur
0 instead. She was successful and made
money, improving in artistic skill perhaps
more than the critics of the day were will
ing to admit.
In 1882 Freddie Gebhard came Into her
life, and a memorable slelgh-rlde was had
one nighf aftar the play, and her chaperon,
Mrs. Labouohere, went home In anger and
confusion. Gcbhard's subsequent, suo
ceftses on the turf are said to be due very
largely to her advice. Then there was
Sir Robert Peel and 'Squire Abingdon
Balrd, the latter having been accused by
Mrs. Langtry ot having beaten heron more,
than one occasion. Balrd alone, it Is said,
spent $500,000 on her.
In the meantime, she and Mr. Langtry
were treating one another with something
ot Indifference, and after eleven years of
such existence, she applied for a divorce on
the ground ot desertion.
From" time to time she again camn Into
the zone of gossip, and Sir George Chet-
wyn, he who was in a measure responsible
for her original social introduction, had '
a fist fight with the Marquis of Lonsdale
over her. She was nIso"coupledi'wlth Lord
Rosslyn in a brief scandal. Numberless
otlier men worshiped at her shrine, but
Good. Iiellanle Carpenter at Any I
boar. Frank Libbey Co., 6th andN. Y.av. '
met wltt. no success. She was busy with
the rich who would dare anything for
hpr, and the ii.lnor devotees failed in all
Her first attempt at divorce was In vain,
but she made another, and yet another,
finally succeeding in a California court,
May 14, 1S97. All over the United States
fchp owns lands, and her name apiears on
the tax rolls of many Western Statee.
POLICE FORCE CHANGES
Sergeants Rohy. Volkman and
THREE PRIVATES PROMOTED
Lnr-je Nnmher of Otlier Promotions
and HednctloiiK in the Fauik- Pri
vate" Gorman Relieved From Doty
nt the Detective Headquarter...
Lotij; Kxnectcd Revolution Begun.
Additional changes in the police force
were anuounced this afternoon by Com
missioner Wight, as follows:'
Sergt. J. B. Robey and Sergt. H, C,
Volkman to ne reduced to privates of class
one. Sergt. Robert Johnson reduced to class
Privates C T Wright, J. A. Williams,
and James Conlln, promoted to besergeants
Tlie following privates ot clas one are
promoted to class two:
Edward Anderson, J D . Ligntfoot,
Patrick O'Brien, ' f! P Smith, it. T.
Payne, Thomas Judd, Robert Froufe.
A. L. Carfon, George Bill, C. A. Stevens,
Ed Archlnbald, John Sullivan, Charles
Cowne, J. J. Whalen. S. B. Kelly, Owen
Cooley, G-. A.- Carlson, John Mayer,
F. C. Xebb.
Private X. B. Gorman to be relieved
from his assignment In the detective
The following privates of clas two are
reduced to clais one.
L. B. Anderson, Thomas Britt, G. W
Blandrord Charles Farquhar, M. L. Fiher,
II. H. Fisher, J. P Hinkle, John Hart,
J. S. Lviane, J. E. Lyddane, Dennis
Lorton, Tatrick Madigan, II. E. Marks,
Ellas Oliver, E. J. II. P.ink. C. M, Sullivan,
J. D. Turnburke, W. II. West and John T,
The reductions will take place on the
31st Inst., and the promotions on Septem
ANARCHIST ARRHSTS IN MILAN.
Police Find Evidence of a riot to
Kill Hends of Governments.
Milan, Aug. 13. Three anarchists were
arrested here today having in their posses
sion a number of documents and a quantity
of tombs, which were seized.
Among the papers found upon them or
at their lodgii gs were letters written by
Caserio, the murderer ot President Cumot,
and Acciarlto, the anarchist who recently
attempted to kill King Humbert-
An anarchist panic rewriting from these
arrests has spread to Rome and other
cltks, the police alleging that they have
found evidence of an international a
archistplot to kill the beadsof governments
nnd otter prominent personages.
HAD A SLANDKROUS TONGUE.
In Consequence Jutnes Howard Will
Serve Sixty Days in Jail.
Judge Mi'ls Is very severe upon all per
sons who attempt to blackguard other
people's character while on the stand
James Howard will spend sixty days under
the warchful eye of Warden Leonard ia
consequence of the vituperation which he
attempted to heap upon a relative of Mr
F Zwaler, who charged him with steal
ing six silver teaspoons and a berry spoon
In the course ot his testimony he en
ileaorfd to" blnrken the character of the
lady in question.
"fctop right there." called out the judge
at oucc. "If I had any doubts of your
being a rascal I am convinced of the face
now You shall not" cast aspersions on a
lady In my presence unless you have
ervidence to sustain you. I believe you
guilty of the theft, and you may serve
sixty days in jail for it."
Suit Aijuinst Contractor Warfleld.
In addition to his other woes In connec
tion with the perplexing garbago ques
tion, Mr Warfleld, who holds the contract
for the removal ot the city rcftmj, wus
this morning made defendant In a suit
entered by Oyrus Borgner, builder of the
recently condemned Smith crematory, for
$3,033 12 damage, the amount alleged
to be--duehlm by the terms ot the contract
under which the crematory was erected.
Camp meeting at Randle Park, Congress
HelghtH.every evening. Take aewelectrlc
cars from Navy Yard Bridge. aul0-14t
Joist Heart N. CHrolitm Straight.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N X. at,
BULLET HOLUN HIS HEAD
Rudolph ilanni Attempts Snicide
Because Breakfast Was Late.
HIS WOUND PROBABLY FATAL
Dis Mind Thought to Have Been
More or Lesn Affected Since His
Separation From IHm 'Wife Some
YearH Ago Found on Dla Bed In
the Stable Loft.
Breakfast was not ready about G o'clock
this morning when Rudolph Ilanni -wens
to the home of his son-ln-Iaw, where he
had been In the habit of taking his meals
The oM man seemed sullen and impatient
ut this and immediately returned to the
stables of the Chicago Beef Company, whero
he was employed as stable bow, and shot
himself la the head.
Fully a half-fconr later he was found
blesding and unconscious in a little room
ca tre stcoiid floor, which he occupied.
There was an ugly wound In his right eve,
through which the bullet had penetrated to
Hannl is a Swede, forty-eight years of
age, and for a long time has been era
ployed tie stable manager for the Chicago
Best Cor..runy, whose barns are in Cox'a
alley, bet.vcen Sixth and Seventh and
D and E streets northwest. He came to
America many year ao with his wife.
In a short time she died, leaving him a
daughter, who is now the wite ef Jacob '
B Bruesrger, a restanrant keeper at So:
430 Elgh'h street northwest He then
married another woman, with whom ho
lived unhappily, and in a short time they
parted That was many years ago, and
her present whereaLouta are not know v.
This fact seemed to have always troubled
He rasbeenin the hnbitof sleeping in a
room aNve the "tables and taking his
meals at Bmegger's, his daughter earing
for and looking after him.
This morning he arose earlier than usual
and went anund to the place. The bar
tender liad just arrived, and Was busily
encased ahou the salcon, which is under
Aritin Hall, when the old man came in and
made vmc casual remark. He then asked
if breakfast was ready, and upon being in
formed that it was not, he turned to tho
bartender and said:
"Well, you Just tell Jake that I won't
con.e around here any raore after any thins
to eit. I won't tioubte him any m-ire.'
He spoke in German, aHd before leaving:
the pile w-tSked to th bar and asked
for a drink This the bartender gave him,
aul he left, oavtng , was going back to
the stable and wjuld not wait until break
fast wa ready.
When tb e meal was prepared Mrs. Brueg
gpr placed her father's portion on a tray
and sent it by a colored man to the
stable, trw-KIng that he was busy and
could no' return. The colored man had
been there berore and went directly up
stairs. He rouud Hanni lying dressed on
the bed, with blood oozing from tha
wound in 'il. eye, and the weapon, a small
22-calil'Cr pistol, lying on the ted be
ale colored man was frightened, and
dropping the breakfast ran down and in
formed the men lu the stable. This was
shortly after 8 o'clock, but none of th
employes had heard the report of the gua.
The police were promptly notified.
roliiemnn Newkirk hurried to the -scene,
and sent in a vail for an nmbulance.andtba
man was removed to the Emergency Hos
pital, where Dr. Vaughn, Dr. Babr, and
Dr Jueiiemann made an examination of
his injuries They round tn.-c the ball
had entered his right eye, shattering la
completely and penetrating the brain for
scv eral Inches
The man was unconscious, but con
tinued to talk incMheren'ly of Alice"
and repeatedly called for her to come to
"Alice Is said to be the Durne of his
wife who Is separated from him. Hanni's
friends are unable to assign any other
reason why the man should attemps
suicide He had given no intimation of
his intention to end hte lire, but was fre
qacuily sullen and melancholy.
Tlie bullet was located by meant of a
probe, but could not be extracted. The
physicians do not expect that the man
WILD SCENES IN JUNEAU.
TonghH nnd TliuKf. Invadlnjr the
t . Land- of GoM.
Saii-Fraitdsno, Aug. 13.-Late advices
from Dyea and Skagit confirm previous
dispatches relative to the sufferings ot
tt-ose going overland to the Yukon. Many
aro already suffering from the pangs of
Wild scenes are reported as occurring In
the many dives which have sprung up in
Juneau. All kinds ot excesses are is
piogress, and many robberies committed
b the desperate characters who are flock
ing to thrt new country, havo occurred.
Miss Blanche King, of West Forty
seventh street. New York city, sails on
the steamer North Fork tomorrow direct;
for St. Michaels. She has wlthher a maid
nnd a cook, a horse, two St. Bernard dogs,
a parrot, canaries, sealskin suits and other
impedimeutals She Is go.ing to the Klon
dike nnd says she h3s $10,000 cash wita
which tc buy up claims.
Cnttlnfr On r Tolmcco Trade. "
The State Department has been notified
that tlie sections or hnance, warand navy,
constituting the council or btate, of th
French West Indies, have passed a law,
which went Into effect May 11, this year,
admitting manufactured tobacco from Al
giers, free of duty into Martinique. Guadeloupe-
Cayenne and Rinnlcn. This law,
the consul snys. has had and will continao
to have, .a tendency to curtallto a consid
erable extent, importations of tobacco
manufactured in the United State.
Lacy's pure food ice cream, nono better,
SOc. per gallon. G01-G03 N. Y. ave. aw.
Music and dancing at Wilson Park. Con
gress Heights, from 6 to 10 p. rn. Moate
by members ot the Marine Band. Tata
new electric cars from Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostla cars.
3 Most Popular Sutnrdny Trip $3'
Is that to Fort Monroe, Norfolk, Ylrglala
Beach-and Ocean lew,vlaNorrolk.SL Wash
ington steamers. Avoid disappointment by
securing staterooms early as powl hie. Tick
ets. $3, good to return. Sunday nigliC If
Ivy Institute Business College, Stn and K.
Noae better; S25 a lean day or night. ,
Common Flooring, 91.2& per 100 ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ava,