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' DOGS AND HORSES FOOD
IN GERMAN EMPIRE
Last Year 1664 af One and 125
of the Other Were
RABBIT BREEDING BOOM
BERLIN. Oct. 5.
0*Hcial statistics published in Dresden
show that in this apparently flourishing
Saxon city the consumption at horseflesh
and dog-flesh is on the increase.
The figrures relate to the last fourteen
years. In 1S9S the number of horses
slaughtered for human food was 1339. and
of dogs eighty-two. Last year 1C*4 horses
end 125 dogs were- slaughtered for food.
The general consumption of flesh in
Dresden has fallen per head of population
from 4.35 kilograms (a kilogram is about
2 1-5 pounds) in Bel to 3 ?S thle year. The
fall Is. of course. less noticeable in the
cheaper than in the dearer qualities.
Friends of temperance win hear with
pleasure that the consumption of beer In
tbe f/axon capital is steadily declining.
During the last twelve years it has fallen
from 246 liters (433 pints) per head per
annum to 131 liters (230 pints). It must,
however, be said that the decrease is
due. not to the spread of the temperance
cause, but to a decrease In the purchas?
ing power of the people.
Schoeneberg, one of the divisions of
Greater Berlin, is tho first division of the
capita; to take additional Stops to meet
t.ie situation that has been caused by the
lapid increase in the price of meat.
These steps are independent of anything
which the state is now doing, or may do.
In the future. Schoeneberg has voted a
credit of BBS) for the purchase of foreign
meat, frozen or fresh, to be sold by the
On an estate belonging to Schoeneberg :
awine are to be fattened. A beginning will '
be made with the fattening of 150 pigs, j
These are to be slaughtered and sold by
tbe communal officials, and $2500 will be
expended in this direction.
Twelve acres of communal land are to
be given to the rabbit breeders of
Schoeneberg for the extension of their
operation, an.i $750 yearly will be granted
to other rabbit breeders, on condition that
they supply 2O.0CO rabbits yearly.
Efforts are also to be made to increase
the sale of sea fish, snd to establish sea
fish markets in populous localities.
. Too Old at Fifty
LONOon. Oct. 5?WiKiam Collins. 50
years old* ? clerk at Church road, YVllles
dea. who was found yesterday hanging
dead from his bedroom door, is stated 10
have committed ssdeftee because he was
too old to obtain employment.
PRODUCED IN LONDON
Famous Composer Occupies Con?
ductor's Desk at Initial Per?
formance of "Gipsies'
LURID LOVE MELODRAMA
LONDON. Oct. 5.
I In the presence of a house packed
j from floor to ceiling. SIgnor Leoncavallo,
I the composer of the world-famed "I
i Pagliaccl." took his place at the conduct?
or's desk at the Hippodrome yesterday.
Oheer after cheer greeted the maestro,
j who repeatedly bowed his acknowiedg
i ment to sudience and orchestra.
I SIgnor Leoncavallo conducted his new
j opera. ??Gipsies." specially written for the
Hippodrome. If he has not gone one bet?
ter than his "I Pagliacci," he has writ?
ten music of an emotional character
which well fits the lurid melodrama of j
love, jealousy and revenge which It illus?
Radu, an Hungarian prince, strikes a
gipsy camp in his wanderings, and falls
desperately in love with Fleana, the
beautiful daughter of the chief of tbe
tribe. Their marriage, which Is com?
pleted with savage gipsy rites, incenses
Tamar. the minstrel of the tribe, who
loves Fleana, and he vows vengeance.
After six months of marriage Fleana
forsakes Radu and goes away with Ta
I mar. The lovers take refuge in a straw
I hut. which the jealous Radu set on fire
' before he is stabbed by the infuriated
gipsies o' the tribe.
The composer's music Is melodious and
passionate, and weU reflects ths drama?
tic situations of the story. Tbe duets?
especially "Blue Eyes." to give It Its
English title, between Radu and Fleana
m the first act?are of strong melodic
and dramatic Interest, and ths serenade
sung by Tamar which draws Fleana from
her home has a haunting tune.
The company, which had been brought
from the Scale,* Milan, entered heart and
soul into their work. The part of Fleana
was taken by Rlnalda Pavoni. an ex?
cellent dramatic soprano who quite
brought down the house with her Im?
Egldlo Cunego. as Radu. sang and
acted with Intense fervor, and Ernesto
Caronna, who has a fine voice, gave
Tamer's seductive serenade (a number
which should attain wide popularity) so
well that It was twice repeated.
Gambling- In a Church Porch
LONDON, Oct. 6.?Policemen made a
raid on about a dozen youths who were
nlav.ng at "banker" in tbe porch of All
Saints Church. Norfolk square. Two were
arrested and fined at Merylebone police
court on Saturday.
Are Fast Becoming Familiar Ob?
jects on the Streets
HOMEMADE ARE DEARER
PARIS. Oct. 5.
The Frer.c*-. motorcar industry is follow?
ing witfc Intercut a meeting -orsveaed by
British mar ^fse-turers la Lordon to dJe
rwf the best means of check.rig the ex?
cessive '.sports,*.:->n of ertea? American
rsech'.r.e? irto England
Americeri firms ere entering into brisk
competition with tbe French, end the
American runabout car is becoming sn
increasingly familiar object, not only on
tbe Paria boclevards. but or. tbe country
roads of France. Frer.-b r-jtomi tr.a* : ?
tics show tr.at for the first four months
ef the current year the val ;e of American
Imports of motorcar, carriage and wagon
work, including tn&torcyc>s. itto Frar.ce
aco^stod to *;<"*" :-r as compared with
MH.e*e for the same rer*.od in end
ssss.sk for the f.rst four rroaths ef IT.:
The heavy increase is this category of
Imports is undoubtedly duo la a arge
measure to tbe iatreducxioB of the cheep
An or?eial ?f the Amerles s chaa-ber of
commerce ex-ple'red that the k i sr i aa
rr.acueacturers. who t illj the ears on a
"?ery Isrge rcaJe. having sa*jsr>* AJraeri
oan demands. have been t -r-.:^g r^eir
attention for the rast two years -o Curone
and ere sending over ears w*tr wr.ih ?? e
Bnglish and French cannot compete far
At the proaskeas of a leading Aznenma
sastsrtat Srss hn Fans was shown a it
hsist|iaam model costing i.; >. wtrteh is
the si est popular sens'] ear sa the Fran-a
saarkot. fvaBuB sad awtttsh car e.-a
base aa eoay remedy for Verklag the
exoseatvs linpwt veTJes of chsan ArrterVss
rors." ft eras stated. ~f<et them ensna
fecTsre ears as cheap as the Amerw-?a
O?od?l ir thoy Stert repries ie t?e Areer
ans ear. 111.ISTSOSIS ss Use detriment '.f
the import of jSJi ?winsl Bag tsa end
Frewen ras?, which strr. f?nd s ready
CHEAPER CABLE HATES
TO GERMANY SOUGHT
Negotiations Started Which May
Lead to Entire Revision of
GERMAN'S FAVOR SCHEME
BERLIN*. Oct. 5.
? Negotiations are mcTtv-:y in pi ogres* b*
, tw*?i the German Atlantic Cable Com
| paay and the Corn met dal Cable Com?
pany, with which the German company
I work* ta the United State*, for a atrh
stantia) red action ta the rates for cables
! to newspapers between Germany and the
The people most tutor es Ted regard It as
' almost certain that the redocTloa wTj be
made, and if It does not underbid the
; new low rates between England and
America, recently made by the Western
re loo Company, it will at least onset the
j The present pros* rata kHsssaj Berlin
sad New Tor* Is 12 cent* * ward. Be?
tween Lands* and Bow Tora, by the
' the Weeternjrasoa Company, the rats Is
; sages ?ad I cants a word If tony are
deferred: that Is. QaMs to be delayed
by massages which have paid the fall
rat*, and aaat during specified hours
when ordinary business is alack.
The On mail government Is understood
?o be lev ding ?ts cordUl sagusit to the
. -ojeet for the cheapen!**; of the rate*
la ta* highst a garters there ha** long
has* com points that Asasrlraa news
take* an English color ta p*aw*bng throng*
Lsasas. It is a fact that r, par cent of
the n-.isssgn feom America art* end ta the
Oerrnnr prnae knee already appeared rn
eaaaa *f the high rates ha* b**a Oka re?
fusal of the Girmen postoAc*.
rwns the lead l'n<*. to -o-onemfe i
RM -abi* rompam?? ?n aar reductions
The preseaca ta Berl'a of Cow*
storff. the Oarntaa amkasaadm at St
insnoa ? keen advocate of ehe*per
r*s ^nt hnpstas to the ?ayttsrlsai
get ta avats** by the
WAR MANEUVERS EXGROSS ATTENTION OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS
AIRSHIPS IN MIMIC WAR
COVER 27.720 MILES
Zeppelin Type Regarded as Inef?
ficient and Their Cost Pro?
BIG AERIAL BATTLESHIPS
PARIS. Oct. S.
Detailed statistics of the work of the
French airmen In the recent maneuvers
show that sixty aeroplanes were used
and that the total distance flown was
27.720 miles. There was no serious
Injury to any pilot. Thirteen machines
were more or less damaged.
The Matin. In publishing these fig?
ures, remarks that by contrast the air?
ships did nothing except provide tar?
gets that could have been bit at times
with a cross-bow. Their cost was
enormous and their work totally In?
effective. The example of the German
Zeppelins is not worth following since,
the Matin believes, areoplanes could
deal with such enormous vessels ef?
fectively. The conclusions of the direc?
tors of the aerial work at the French
maneuvers are roughly as follows:
Small light aeroplanes are needed for
tactical work with advanced troops.
Besides these there must be larger and
heavier machines, armored and carry?
ing guns. An armored aeroplane of at I
least 400 horsepower Is the next im?
mediate step. It will be equipped for
the destruction of either airships or
other aeroplanes. Ths ultimate solu?
tion Is a fleet of "aerial battleships"
working behind and In conjunction j
with flotillas of the swiftest aerial
OF COUNTRY'S THEATERS
State Parliament of Victoria to
Assume Novel Role by Spe?
OFFICIAL AS AUTOCRAT
MELBOURNE, Oct. ft.
Remarkable atepa In the direction of
regulating amusements, controlling thea?
ters and disciplining audiences and per?
formers are foreshadowed in a theaters
bill, which has Just been circulated In the
state parliament of Victoria.
This measure will make a member of
the government an autocrat in command
of the pleasures of the people. It con?
tains many wholesome reforms, but
alongside them are sections embodying
drastic proposals in (to quote the bill) the
Interests of "good manners and de?
The minister Is given authority to pro?
hibit any public entertainment, even If
produced in a licensed building, should It
seem to him desirable to do so.
Entertainments on Sunday. Good Fri?
day and Christmas day, unless free end
of a distinctly religious character, are
forbidden. Picture shows are made sub- 1
Ject to s censorship, and boxing competi- |
tione and circuses are amenable to regu?
lations Public meetings of many kinds I
are required to conform to drastic super- |
vision, and only gatherings of a purely !
charitable or religious nature are exempt j
from full control.
Caves to Let
LONDON* Oct. 5.?Dorking district
council has offered to let the caves at
South street, Dorking, at an annual rente]
LITTLE GIRL'S WISH
GRANTED BY EMPRESS
Wanted French Taught in Pub?
lic Schools of Captured
CEASED AT ANNEXATION
BERLIN O A 5
The 1*1 lass Centrale publishes the fo*
lee-lag story frees Alsace-Lorraine con
corning the keisertn. srfee recently stayed
la her castle at CrrOle, near Mets.
Her snajssts bed brelted all the nttle
achsuhllih- ef the -rises* tabs the castle,
sad. j i sjsjj that eae ef the little ones ?ras
particularly bright, the empress suddenly
said to her:
"Tell me reur srlsh. aal I premise to
f jin:; it " The other girls watched their
t<-hoo::e:iow wtta great Interest, she
thought s while, sad then replied qjietly.
*T wish that H would be granted us to
learn French In eer school."
The smart? was mnrh takaa aback by
this reo,asst. tdsjehtag. as U Sid. a great
politics: qjesr.on ever to the front <n
Alssce-Lorrains nsrnesy. She Oermanlsa
aon of the srneese and the suppression of
Fren-h ShfjBsBSBj hut. having given her
pr-enlss. she) saM. "Tear wish shall be
The rtttle sir* me So s deep bow. and
with s glowing face said. ? Thsnh you.
very mo- h, FTaw WOkaha "
The ae?t day the first veeeen in Freer*,
sines the annssaxion of the iend was
ateea la the village school ef Crvllle and
? ratssa rheas hears of ssSBssj ta ffisauS.
w? bs atvaa eeee-y we?Av
POLICEMAN ON HOLIDAY
CUTS MANY CAPERS
After Dining Well He Puts in
Spare Time by Arresting
GETS INTO CELL HIMSELF
PARIS. Oct. i.
A scanda: was caused at Rer.r.e* police
station last aigat >y a Paria police owner
? latendent who was ho:id*-.--m*k r.e ta the
I country end tad Caafl too w?.i Th*
! superintendent imagined that a group of
young men ve passed :n the street were
langhin? at Mm After sa sltercatloa bo
arrested three of them and wrth kicks i
blows drove them ti !b? poilce station.
I followed bv a protesting crowd.
At the s:a-.-n t ? supeTlstendeat
d-jced hw credentials and stated that he
had followed ?..?? three young men from
' Paris fa arr<? then* on s chare* of eotn
1 tng. The \ jung men and their Mend*
J loudly rr<"te?ted thtir nne^-en-e and stat
' ed that they were well known In Re
i The sup*ru?t*~d*m warn** the local hv
i specter thst he aroaid b* iHsmlassil if bo
were rot --areful and >tt tb* yo*ag i
j in tb* cell*
The] asgactsr. cotseta cod that tana*)
some mistake rent two p*rv*s*?a ta fetch
I bark akfl *up*rtnt*i?deat. who was found
j at a neighboring e*f? He returned to the
j po'.iee ?Vatltn and b*<-?m* *o noloat ti
j the !n*pe,-tor was forced to send htm to
i th* re'l*
' On th* for owing morning 'be hoTtday
maker, profoundly repentant, **T*J**d
amp.e apo ogtes t? Ms eVtlm*. bat they
refvany. to accept them and be
ITALY HAS SCHEME OF
Starts With Capital of $100,000,
000 by Arrangement With
HOPES TO DOUBLE THAT
ROME. Oct. 5
The state Institute for working- the new
national life insurance act ta now fully
At the first meeting of the board of
directors. Just convened. Professor N'lttt,
minister of Industry and commerce, waa
able to announce that many British.
American. German. Austrian, French
and Italian private life Insurance com?
panies had already coals to terms with
the government, with the result that the
National Insurance Institute wss enabled
to start on Its career with a real insured
capital amounting to jsnlnBBjnn This
capita] is larger than that of any
hitherto existing private enterprise, yet
other private companies are still en?
caged in negotiations for transferring to
the state their already existing life poli?
Professor Nltti expresses bis conviction
that the Insured capital will be swollen
to quite J3W.ooo.ooo by the tlms the
understanding has been arrived at
The chief American association in Italy
Is among those which have concluded
the arrangement with the government.
MILITANTS WILL FIGHT,
Leader of English Suffragists
Threatens More Violence in
IX OPEX REVOLUTION*
PARIS. Oct. ft.
In an interview with a representative of
the Matin yesterday. Mr*. Pankhurst.
who. with her daughter. Mira Chrtatabel
Pankhurst. is staying at a email betel aa
the Cite Berge re. declared that the suf
fraglsts wer* in open revetutt ->a.
"As for myself." Mrs. P-.rkhurst de?
clared. "I am returning to England, ready
to gm back to prison and determined not
to pay a penny of my fine.
"We are resolved to fight the aw
men; that is to say. by violence,
mutant party, aided by powerful I
Ctal support, hj becoming a areas I
"Trent saonth we shall bar* a
stration ha the Albert Hal;, for
ttjn seats bare already been set*,
aast great meeting produced no w
Sum than SW.MO.
"Little by little we have penetrated lata
all clease* of sects tj. wi are
?ear the *rt*t*cr?cy even, which the e*f
fraghsfi la Praac* have *a yet
"I baow Dttle or nothing of the I
in Prance, bat It is
I Sanum aay rmwonan* wsg renew the
great of a*watr?pai suffrage "
>?>*. Paakhnrst was mm ens nfbar I
ssrvrsf * lit t )e more than on* miss Ik at
of her sentence of nine month* St ran
reaction with the conspiracy charge, the
Warrant isafer wht< h a ga treat bar daasgjaV I
ON VICTIM'S BICYCLE
Ticket Collector Shot Dead by
Bandit Traveling Without
COMPANIONS A R R ESTED
Another Crime in France Due to
Band System Started by
PARIS, Oct. 5.
A ticket collector was shot dead by a
bandit yesterday at AmUrais. near Or?
leans, under circumstances recalling; the
crimes of the infamous lionnot-Garnler
It was 9 o'clock In the morning when
four men got out of a train which had
Just arrived and hurried to the exit.
They tried to pass out, but were stopped,
end when it was found that they had
traveled without tickets they were taken
to the etationmaster's office
Suddenly, as they were being ques?
tioned, one of theai made a bolt for the
door. and. rushing across the line. leaped
the station barrier and took to bis heels.
Several employee dashed off in pursuit,
foremost among tbent being a ticket col?
lector named Pierre Thary. who bad
Jumped on his bicycle.
Just as hs wss oa the point of being
overtaken, the fugitive wheeled round
and. drawing a revolver, shot Thary
dead. Then, jumping on the dead man's
bicycle, he continued his flight. A sol?
dier who had witnessed the shooting
courageously endeavored to arrest his
progress, but wss fired at twice, without,
however, being hit, and the murderer got
The bandit's three companions were
questioned end searched, and were found
to be in possession of a collection of
burglars' tools, while one of them also
bad an automatic pistol.
After they were taken to the police
station another automatic pistol and a
bomb manufactured out of a cigarette
box were found, with a portmanteau
containing seme stolen motor Ure tubes,
hidden in the Stationmaster s office, and.
although the bandits declare that they
know nothing of them. It Is obvious they
had left them there without being dis?
All three live in Parts, and have bad
reputations. The bicycle on which the
murderer escaped baa been found at
some distance from the scene of She
crime, but all efforts to trace the xaaa
have so far failed, and his companions
pretend that they were not In his com?
pany and know nothing of him.
There is one curious clue, however.
I The Imprints of two thumbs have been
found In the dust of the road, which the
murderer evidently made as he picked up
the bicycle after shooting Thary, sad
j these wlO probably prove useful. I
Boy Duelist "Wounded
PARIS. Oct. ?.?Four boys, living near i
Paris, amused themselves yesterday by i
fighting duals in a field with small, cheap ,
pistols. After firing several shots at each'
Other from a distance of five or sin yards.
I one of them was struck by a bullet in the
temple. He fell unconscious, snd his;
frith ton til comrades ran off. The Injured
hoy la now la the hospital la a very se?
rious condition. Two of the boys have
HUSBAND AND RIVAL
FIGHT STREET DUEL
Ten Shots Fired and One of the
. PARIS. Oct. s.
A revolver duel bat wen a Jealous hus?
band and his rival took place last even?
ing in the Place de 1'Et olle la the heart
of the artistocratic quarter of Paria.
M. Sim-nonet, who lives at NeuUly, was
waiting lor his wife et the corner of the
Avenue Fiedland. when he saw her talk?
ing with another men. There wss aa
altercation between the two men and the
husband was challenged. Both pulled out
revolvers and tea shots were exchanged
regardless of the crowds of people In the
square. The husband was slightly
wounded. The last shot fired hit Jdme
Blmmonet. who had interposed, bat did
not wound her seriously.
As hi. Slmmonet bad a am a king revolver
la his hand hs wss taken for aa apache
and was roughly handled by the crowd
before he woo rescued by the police.
Evidence in His Possession of
Her Guilty Relations With
Another the Cause
BREAKS DOWN IN COURT
Doubt Expressed as to Whether
Conviction Will Be for Man?
slaughter or Murder
BERLIN, oct i
Frau Blume, a young widow arrested
j on suspicion of shooting; nor husband.
I Of- Erich Blume, a promising young
! Posen archelog ist. in a lonely wood
on tlie night of September 10, rrinfiassll
in jail today that she killed him.
Fran Illume, who is about to become
a mother, broke down under the weight
of evidence, and in a fit of sobbing ad?
mitted that she had taken her husband's
life in a moment of "mental Irresponsi?
bility." The police and crown prosecu?
tor allege that a motive for taking bar
htsband'g life existed la the wife's
knowledge that he was la possession of a
written confession of her intimacy with
a young Posen physician, and that Due
tor Blume extorted the confession In ar?
dor to make the physician timaniiniil?I
la divorce proceedings. Fran nlam* gam.
paul the document to bo locked in aar
husband s desk, but It was found la Caw
pockets of the dead mas, aas gams the
police their moat important clue.
Another clue which tfe+mil Obs a*>
thoritles was tba fact that an august
S she purchased a reeotsw at a Paean
shop, and on September S (taw dag be?
fore the discovery) she, bought s aeoaad
[ weapon from the same dealer. Whan
first charged she declared that the sao
ond revolver had been bought by her
E husband, but the shopkeeper said that
! both sales had bean made to the wnmsm
Frau Blume Is an attractive woman at
34 Her parents, who are wealthy land?
owners, arrived at Posen today from
their estate to engage counsel for bar
defense. The authorities admit that the
confession still leaves It In some dotsbt
whether the crime was manslaughter or
murder. In her confession Frau Blums
said that before bar marriage she had
I been betrothed to an engineer, but broke
the engagement In order to marry the
young scientist and attain the better so?
cial position which hi* career seemed Ss
MURDER REVEALED TO
KEEP CONVICT IN PRISON
Fearing His Release on New
Mikado's Anmesty, Former
Wife Discloses Crime
COMMITTED ii YEARS AGO
TOKIO. Oat S
The truth with regard to a murder com?
mitted eleven years ago, which completely
baffled the police, has bean revealed owing
to the amnesty to be granted on account
of the funeral of the lata emperor.
On February t ISM. a rich old man
named Komlne was murdered w+tb has
wife by two burglars, who effected thaw
escape. One of the murderers, named
Hatsugoro. was arrested on a ?fferent
charge without anybody suspecting that
he was implicated in the death of Konrtaa
A woman named Wads was nts wSSs
then, but sine* his Imprisonment ah* he*
married again, and has ham knag bap
She learned that Hetaugoro was Bkaty
to be SatsnBSi under tba s.ssfy to w*D
beaaved prisoners, and, fearing that h*
would blackmail her and bar grisiint hss
band. went to the peace and isrealsd the
whale story of the murder of aSansma
It appears that the murder was plarfned
by Komine s spendthrift son. whs. SS
order to pay his debts whlsh his father
had refused again to Oautdat*. wast S?
one of bis creditors, and with the Letter's
assists nee hired Hatsugoro and anotbar
man to commit, the murder.
AO She accomplices In the old cetase
war* now boon arrested. Hatsugoro wBJ
loss his amnesty, and gada wCl portage
live happily ?rar after.