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SERKES ANNOUNCES HIS LIFE
Chicago Man Intends to Educate the
People of Britain's Metropolis
to the Beauties of Rapid
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON. Nov. 4— Charles T. Yerkes,
the American, is buck In London, en
tirely recovered from the mysterious
Illness which caused such a sensation
lnst July. He has begun a campaign
to teach Londoners to "hustle." Up.
laughed merrily when the rorrespond
ent told him of the supposed contents
of the will he wns reported to have
made. Whether or not he had be
queathed his priceless art treasures to
the Metropolitan museum In New York
he refused to say.
"If the people want to know what Is
my will," he said, "they will have to
wait till I am under the turf, and I
can only hope their charity is as strong
as their curiosity."
Upon his mysterious Illness, however,
Mr. Yerkes talked freely. "I kept It
quiet because I saw visions of 'scarp
heads' in the newspapers and guessed
that I should be accused of brain fever
or something of that sort. As a matter
of fact, I had been working too hard
and broke down.
•"I was for a while a pretty sick man.
but the story that I was smuggled out
of the country In care of a great spe
cialist is all nonsense. A doctor did
accompany me to Paris, but when I got
there I felt well enough to do without
him. Thence I went to Bellevue-upon-
Belne and since then have been pot
tering round In an automobile."
Asked as to his plans, Mr. Yerkea an
nounced his intention of spending the
rest of his days In Lot*don, educating
the Londoner up to the benefits nnd
beauties of the Yerkes quick-transit
"The Londoner," he said, "still has
no idea how to travel, ana till two or
three years ago didn't even want to
get about his own city quickly, but
the tubes are waking him up. The
Londoner Is much more anxious to
hustle than he was.
"When people say I am building too
many tubes in London I tell them I am
counting- on the hundreds of thousands
of people who never dream of travers
ing London at all; they would travel If
they had the facilities, and when I
have supplied those to the stay-at
homes I shall have millions of passen
gers. "When my scheme Is complete the
Londoner will be able to get from one
end of the city to the other or all
around it for two-pence.
"It may be Incredible to people In the
United States, but there are scores of
thousands of people living in the north
of London who have never seen the
south, and positively millions In tho
eastern districts who have never been
lri the west end. Londoners are the
worst people to get a move on I ever
knew. To see them board and get off
a train one would think they had a
hundred year 9to do It in; still, they
are doing better, and In the end I shall
work them down to an allowance of
t "The best people I have seen to Rrasp
the quick-transit Idea are the Parisians.
In Paris they fill 'the empty cars in
the tube in less time than In Boston."
CRAVES MORE BLOOD
Murderer of Empress Elizabeth of
Austria Tries to Kill a
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— Luccheni, the
nihilist, who seven years ago assas
sinated the Empress Elizabeth of Aus
tria on the Qual de Mont Blanc at
Geneva, and who for his crime was
sentenced to imprisonment for life, has
again become wild and unmanageable,
•writes a Geneva correspondent of the
He is in solitary confinement at tho
Evec.he prison, and from time to time
gives -way to fits of mad fury, when he
tears up his clothing, refuses to work
and atacks all who come near him.
Some time ago he attempted to mur
der Capt. Alexander Perrin, the gov
ernor of the gaol, and since then his
warders have been particularly careful
how they approached him.
Lucchenl's latest escapade Is said to
have been a cunning- and deliberate
plan to murder pne of his warders and
to try to escape. For days he feigned
illness, and one night his warder on
entering the cell saw the prisoner ap
parently unconscious on the floor.
Ab he carelessly bent over the pros
trate man he felt his neck suddenly
gripped in the sinewy flngera of the
criminal, who, after almost strangling
him, flung him to the ground and made
for the door.
Here Luccheni ran into the arms ot
another warder, and after a savago
struggle, during which the assassin
clawed and bit like a wild beast, he
was secured and chained to the wall of
LIVES ON FOUR CENTS A DAY
Famous University Athlete to Start
"Fleshless" Restaurant In
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.-Kustace Miles.
the famous Cambridge university ath
lete, who says he can live on four cents
a day, is about to Btart several "flesh
less" restaurants in London, where the
public can test his diet fads. Benson,
the novellßt, and Lady Henry Somer
set, are associated with him in the
venture. Vegetarianism, Miles snys,
tills him with horrible visions of tur
gid tomato soup, voluminous turnips
and indigestible cabbage. MBm B diet
scheme Is based on scientific knowledge
of food values and their adaptation to
producing tabloid meals, digestible
nourishing, stimulating nnd palatable
Here Is a typical menu of a 36-cent
dinner: Chestnut soup, vegetable
roast, plasmon, trille, rheese and salad
savory. Ho tried these dinners on his
friends. Including Premier Balfour
with moßt gratifying results
A Dlfflcule Task Is Hers
Bpeclal Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.-The new Lord
and Lady Leigh— tho latter was Miss
Helene Beckwith— will find It difficult
to maintain the family fame and the
high standard set by the peer just
dead, who devoted his life to the ben
efit, of the tenants on his vast estates
and to the promotion of every progres
sive cause. He was an intimate friend
and devoted follower of Gladstone, and
no ■ consideration of caste prevented
him from supporting any reform he felt
to be In the public Interest. The new
Lord Leigh is a Tory In politics and a
society man, while Lady Leigh is ex
pected to go In largely for entertaining
when the conventional period of mourn
ing Is over.
WILL TEACH RAPID TRANSIT TO BRITONS
LONDON NOW OWES THE
SUM OF $223,101,330
FIGURES NOT ALARMING TO THE
Chairman of the Council Points With
Pride to the Work Accomplished
by the Present Board— Appalling
Mortality Among Children
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— Sir Edwin Corn
wall, who was knighted the other day
for his services as chairman of the
London County council, has rather
startled Londoners by the recital of
some of the stupendous figures in his
"Within sixteen years the debt of thp.
county council has increased from
£17,563,62 (J87.816.310) to £44,620,206
($223,101,330), and the amount expended
on the local government of London is
greater than that of Norway and Swe
den combined, double that of Rou
mania and four times that of Denmark.
In spite of these figures, or perhaps
because of them, Sir Edwin claimed
that the council has deserved well of
London. "It Is a greater body than
the government which created it
thought It was capable of being. It Is
a greater body than the membprs of
It, close as they are to Its work, yet
"It Is, in short, what the people nnd
the needs of the people have made It;
but It has also a greater problem be
fore it — namely, to prove that a com
munity of 5,000,000 people Is a possible
unit for local self-government, and to
solve this problem it has no example
from history or nothing from the re
searches of philosophers or thinkers.
It has simply got to solve It by Itself,
and to solve such a problem properly
there Is needed one all Important thing
— namely, an efficient organization.
"When I look at the council in this
respect I am not satisfied, yet when I
look for a better managed public body
I cannot find It. London Is expected
to lead the way in all things municipal,
and I hope it will lead the way to
Sir Edwin's long speech was packed
full of interesting facts nnd suggestive
expressions of opinion. Here is a brief
selection: "Fifty or sixty years ago
the death rate of London was 24.8 per
thousand; now it is 16.6. That means
a saving of about 36,800 lives a year.
But the appalling mortality of children
is the saddest fact shown ,by statistics.
One child in every seven born in Lon
don dies before reaching the age of
"Two hundred and fifty million gal
lons of sewage nre chemically treated
every day. A new scheme of food re
lief Is to cost over £4,500,000 ($22,500,
000); the council is now responsible for
the work that used to be done by the
London school board; it costs £4 Is
3d ($20.35) a year to educate a child
In London. This Is a higher sum than
anywhere else," said Sir Edwin, "with
the single exception of New York,"
MILLIONAIRE AND WAITER
Two Well Known Americans Who
Journey Over the Seas
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— A millionaire and
a. waiter paced the corridor of the Hotel
Cecil yesterday^ chatting to one an
other with the freedom of old friends.
One was David Halltday Moffat,
American lawyer and railway owner,
the other was Thomas Gay, head
waiter of the Fifth Avenue hotel, one
of the largest and most famous in
Mr. Moffat's friendship with Mr. Gay
dates back more than forty years, to
the time when neither of them had at
tained his present position.
The millionaire began life as a mes
senger boy in the New York Exchange
bank, and roso to the position of a
cashier. When only 21 he started a
bank of his own In Denver, Colo., and
a few years Inter became president
of tho First National bank In that
In the early '80s he promoted the
famous Denver & Rio Grande railway,
and later built, largely at his own ex
pense, a line connecting the rich mines
of Crlpplo Creek with the Denver &
Rio Grande system.
When fortune had smiled upon the
ex-messenger boy he did not forget
the friend of his youth, who had him
self linen from humble circumstances
to a lucrative post.
Whenever Mr. Moffat has .visited
Kurope he has generally arranged to
travel with Mr. Gay. They crossed
the Atlantic together this summer
on the Celtic and will return together.
The knowledge that Mr. Gay was
a head waiter spread like wildfire
among the waiting staff of the Hotel
Cecil. "We naturally feel a little ner
vous," said one of them to an Ex
press representative yesterday, "In
having to wait upon an expert In our
own profession. Bo far, however, he
has expressed nothing but approval of
the British waiters' methods."
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNtNO, NOVEMBER 5, i 9i 9 o S .
"I STAY WITH THE SHIP,"
SAYS THE COMMANDER
CAPTAIN REFUSES TO LEAVE
Dressed in His Sunday Clothes, He
Stands Upon the Deck of His Bark
and Waves Adieu to His Crew.
The Mate's Story
Speclul Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— A thrilling story
of the rescue of the crew of a Norwe
gian vessel and the tragic death of her
captain, who refused to leave his ship
and, dressed in his Sunday clothes,
stood on her deck till ehe foundered
was brought to port yesterday by the
crew of the bark Candeur, who arrived
at Newcastle from Boston (Lincoln),
where they had been brought by the
"We sailed from Sunderland coke
laden for Draramen," said the mate,
"Outside we encountered rough
weather which rapidly grew worst.
We were driven out of our course.
Seas swept the bark from stem to stern.
Her sails were carried away, and when
thirty hours out the bark sprang a se
"In spite of the unceasing exertions
of the men at the pumps there was
fourteen feet of water in the hold the
"We worked despairingly at the
pumps, but the water steadily gained,
and when the trawler Whale of Boston
bore down on us the same day our
decks were awash, only the bulwarks
and the fittings being above water.
"The boats were launched, but Cap
tain Knusden refused to leave the Can
deur, and ordered us to save ourselves.
"We besought him to come with us,
but, shouting 'Goodby, I stay with the
ship!' he cast off the boats himself.
"We reached the Whale safely, and
all that day her skipper stood by the
Candeur. As evening fell, we saw our
captain come up fom his cabin dressed
In his Sunday clothes, and wearing his
gold watch and chain.
"He waved to us and then the dark
ness fell, and we saw him no more.
The next morning the Candeur had dis
Another gallant rescue of a second
Norwegian bark — the St. Joseph of
Arendal-"-was carried out yesterday by
the Grimsby trawler Queenstown.
The St. Joseph, which is a big three
masted vessel, left Boston bound for
Malmo with coal.
She met with heavy weather through
out the week, but progressed steadily
until Monday, when the storm in
creased to such an extent that even
the closely-reefed stormsalls were too
great a strain for the fore and main
masts, which broke off at the deck,
and came down with a tremendous
Thus crippled nnd with her decks
swept clean by the heavy seas, the St.
Joseph lay for many hours at the
mercy of the waves.
The following day the Grimsby traw
ler Queenstown sighted the disman
tled vessel and bore down to her aid.
The boat was launched, and In spite
of tremendous seas the Norwegian
vessel was bonrded. As soon as the
crew had been safely transferred to the
trawler the wreckage on the St. Jo
seph was cleared away, and yesterday
after towing the dismantled bark 200
miles in the teeth of a howling gale,
the fishermen safely berthed the wreck
SOLDIERS GOOD DIPLOMATS
Emperor William Maks a Point of
Choosing Representatives From
Special Cable to The Herald.
BERLIN. Nov. 4.— Notwithstanding
the well-known general belief that sol
diers and sailors make poor diplomats,
It appears that Emperor William
makes it a point to choose all of his
diplomatic representatives abroad from
among the army. Thus even the Ger
man chancellor, Yon Buelow, was for
merly an officer of the German caval
ry; De Werder. the ambassador at Vi
enna, is a general; Karon Speck yon
Sternberg, at Washington, was former
ly 11 captain of the Hussars; M. de
I'ourtalea, the German ambassador at
Munich, also belonged to a Hussar
regiment, and officers of the army were
also M. yon Hohenlohe, German rep
resentative at Darmstadt; M. yon Trut.
ler, appointed to Brazil, and M. de
Schoen, at Copenhagen.
The dragoon regiment of the Guards
has pcraps furnished the largest num
ber of German diplomats abroad,
among whom are Consul General yon
Wadel, In Hungary; M. yon Helnta-
Welasenrode, minister to Cuba; Sec
retaries yon Stumm and Prince Stoll
berg, ut Ht. Petersburg; M. Uenecken
dorff, uuiljitHHuilttr to Italy, and several
others. The reason generally assigned
for this la that the German emperor
wishes all hit* diplomatic envoys abroad
to be persons ready to obey all his or
ders without discussion and that, be
cause of their training, military officers
are most adapted to the position under
SECRETS OF OLD AGE
Revelations by a Group of London
Octogenarians to Their
i eprHal rn!i!<> to The H#r«M,
LONDON, Nov. 4.— Xi K ht young poo
pie, ranging In n«p from eighty to
ninety-one, nil of whom have n reason
nlile prospect of becoming centpnnri
nns, will revpul the secret of their
longevity nt a meeting nt thp Memorial
hall, I'urrinffdon street, tonlßht.
Their names nnd ages nre: C. l\
NeweombP, iirpcl pighty; Prof. J. Mnvir
! of Ciimbrl'lße university, Hged elßhty;
Joseph Wallace, n.nprl eighty-four; T.
A. Hanson, agcvl eighty-six; Hnmucl
Sanders, figptl nlnoty-oiip; Thomas
Wyles, agpd rlclity-plßht; Samuel I'll
man, brothpr Of trip lnti? Sir lsnnc I'it
inan, hrpc) eighty-two; Hiss Warlo,v,
They are nil vegetarians, nnd spvor:il
of thpm h»vp very ascetic Ideas of
I whnt should be allowed to grace th ■*
The questions they will discuss nro:
"How to live long," "How to avol.l
slcknpss nnd lxitii" tind "How to re
tain In their freshness and vigor the
powers of body nnd mind, so as lo
make llfp worth llvliik."
One of the most Interesting of tln>
speakers Is Miss Warlow, the only
lady who has voluntarily cnnfps-<°'l
her nge and Is prepared to give hei'
opinion nn how It was attained.
"I was exactly five when I made my
first determined stnnd against m«'.U
eating," she said. "I was then to!. I
that if 1 did not ent lny meat I should
eat nothing, and I was In that way
actually starved into a partial submis
sion. I say partial because we had n
pet dog who hud the run of the din
ing-room—and he was very fond of
"Directly I rcncheil years of discre
tion I beenme ft vegetarian, and hrtVrt
been one ever since. My house Is gov
erned on social-democratic principle.
We are all equals. My servants «;et
whatever they like for dinner, and I
have some of the vegetables."
Since she whs flfty-scven Miss War
low haa devotPd herself entirely to
teaching Rratuitously those who are too
poor to pnv for Instruction.
Even nt the age of eighty, when most
people are practically Invalids, Rllbh
Warlow has about twenty pupils, and
teaches for four hours a day. "I hail
to give up higher mathematics," shu
remarked, "as it made my head bad.
Nor do I tnke Virgil now, although I
still teach elementary Latin."
LORD CURZON'S FAREWELL
Viceroy of India Delivers a Note-
worthy Address at
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— Lord Curzon de
livered a striking speech thp other day
at Simla on the occasion (if a farewell
dinner Riven to him as retiring vice
roy. After declining to allude to con-.
troverslal topics, he declined that the
relations between the local anil Im
perial governments hatl never been so
free from friction as they were now.
This result was partly due to recent
surpluses, but It also reflected a posi
tive desire on the part of the Imperial
government to avoid petty over-ruling.
He deprecated any slackening of cen
tral control, but strongly advocated
riding the local governments on the
snaffle instead of on the curb. He pro
ceeded to eulogize the political depart
ment as possessing the finest charac
ters the services could produce. Com
merce, Industry, agricultural and Irri
gation all had great unknown futures
before them. They were merely pro
viding the mechanism to cope with
them. Referring to the creation of the
frontier province, he said that it had
given peace on the border and substi
tuted prompt dispatch for traditional
He would Indulge in no boast, but
while frontier warfare from 1894 to 1809
cost four and one-half millions pter
ling, the operations of the last seven
years had only cost. a quarter of a
million. Concluding, he said that In
dia was in some respects a hard task
master. She took toll eff health, spirits
and endurance. A man's love for the
country was apt to be soured by ca
lumny, his passion for work to be
checked by obstacles and his concep
tion of duty chilled by official delays.
But this was not the real sentiment
of the Indian service. "We feel we
never shall have such a life again, so
crowded with opportunity instinct with
duty and touched with romance. We
forget rebuffs and are Indifferent to
slander and pain. We remember only
the noble cause for which we have
The speaker was the subject of an
extraordinarily enthusiastic demonstra
tion at the end of his address.
THE KAISER IN PARIS
German Ruler Says He Went When a
Student and Had Lots of
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Nov. 4.— The kaiser in con
versation with Felix Borchardt, who
painted his portrait, denied laughingly
reports that ho frequently visited Paris
In secret. "Never since my aacession,"
be said, "and only once in my life,
and that before I was kronprlnz. When
I was a student at Bonn, I ran over for
a couple of days, put up at the Hotel
Mirabeau and passed the evening ut a
theater in the Palais Royal, whore I
certainly had a good laugh for my
The artist says the emperor Is keenly-
Interested in every phase of Paris life,
even social gossip. He is captivated
by the theater, spoke of Bernhardt
and Rejane with enthusiasm, arid
counts Coquelin as a personal friend.
Tho empercr showed a good deal of
humor during the sittings and told the
artist to make him look pleasant, as
the picture was destined for France,
and "I do net want to be taken for a
France-baiter." He criticised the detail
In the background. "That cloud," he
said, "is all wrong; it looks as If were
letting my handkerchief fall out of my
pocket." And the artist was obliged to
confess the justice of the observation.
He told the kaiser he was the tirst em
peror actually painted not in a studio
but in the open air, and Immediately
the kaiser adopted an air of mock
solemnity and swore he would en
deavor to conduct himself in a manner
worthy of so solemn nn occasion.
GENERAL BOOTH A SCORCHER
Like "Scotty," the Aged Salvationist
Ever Calls to Chauffeur,
Bpeclal Cable to The Herald.
LONDON. Nov. 4.— An Instance of
the fire and feverish anxiety of Gen
eral Booth to compress as much work
us possible Into the closing years of
his ministry has been provided on his
recent missions by motor car.
"Faster!" was the word that impellnd
the general ever forward, and In his
unxiety to carry the^mesaage Into re
mote villages he did not always ob
serve the speed limit. He frequently
exceeded thirty miles an hour.
When his chauffeur was getting nil
he could out of the engines, the gen
eral's cry wns still "Faster!" The car
was capable of thirty-tlve miles an
hour; that did not satisfy him; ho al
ways wanted to move quicker.
PITIABLE CONDITION OF MANY
One Minister of the Gospel Found Liv.
Ing on the Upper Floor of a Barn,
While His Wife Took In
Special Cnlilp to Tho Il»rnlil.
The bishop of London's siißßPstlon
that It mlßht Hp necessary to Introduce
n system of compulsory Insurance, un
rlpr which clergymen, and possibly
bishopi, mißht bo compelled to retire
nt a curtain age, has been received with
Mr. tlobert Lowe, secretary nf the
Clerfly Pensions Institution, pummel
up his vlows on the question In the
pourie of nn Interview yesterday.
"One of thp greatest pvlls." he said,
"that the Church of England Buffers
from on Its purely financial side Is
that there lei no fund out of which the
clergyman can obtain a pension when
he Is past work.
"For nome time pnxt it hns been con
tended by a number <if < hurch people
that thp rpal remedy for this lies In the
direction suggested by the bishop of
"The more tho suggestion has been
looked Into, however, the more Imprac
ticable It has been found. Compulsion
Is never an attractive remedy, and If
It should he Introduced In this case It
would inflict a great hardship on the
very class that it is Intended to ben
"A very largp percentage nf the liv
ings are so poor that the annual pay
ment would bo too serious a burden,
and It will bp found that almost all
the clprsy who can affnrrl it have al
ready, by moans nf llf>> Insurance and
In other ways, made provision for the
"Thus nn" ilass of clergy would say
when compulsion was sußßested: 'I
simply cannot afford It,' and another
class would Bay: "I am already doing
the very thing you want to force me to
do, only in a different way.'
"It was these conditions which, some
twenty years ago, Induced an Influen
tial body of rhureh peopp, both lay
nnd clerical, lo found the Clergy Pen
sions Institution. It is on a purely
voluntary basis, nnd Its principal object
is to help those of tho clergy who
would help themselves.'!
It appears that in the united kingdom
there are between 11,000 and 12.000 cler
gy, 6000 of whom are In receipt of less
than 130 pounds a year, and 1400 loss
than 65 pounds. Last year at least live
hard-working clergymen were known
to have died, one from pneumonia,
helped on by sheer starvation, and the
others from causes directly attributed
to want of proper nourishment.
During the past ten years more than
a hundred (.'hurch of England clergy
men have been admitted to the work
houses and pauper lunatic; asylums in
England and Wales.
To bring up all clerical incomes to
a level of 300 pounds a year, which for
men who have had an expensive uni
versity training. Is not considered ex
cessive, would, it is estimated, require
an annual expenditure of 1,215,000
A case was once actually discovered
by a bishop where the clergyman of a
remote country village had to live on
the upper floor of a barn, while his
wife took In washing.
CHINA FOR THE CHINESE
Enterprising Mongolian Students Seek
Education in Japan — Encouraged
by Their Government
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Nov. 4.— L'Europeen has col
lected some interesting and suggestive
information concerning: Chinese stu
dents In Japun. It appears thwt eight
years ago there were only two of them;
today there are 2641. The Chinese au
thorities are themselves encouraging
this impulse towards foreign study.
Candidates for the public examinations
who have studied In Japan are excused
from the provincial tests formerly nec
essary and may proceed direct to the
final examination at Peking. More
over, certificates of certain standards
of proficiency obtained In Japan have
now equal validity with those gained
at the Chinese local examinations. At
the first examination In China after
the new system had been started, thlr-1
teen students from Japan were success- j
ful, eight in the first class and tlve in
the second; nnd, as a special murk of
imperial favor, they were received in
audience a few days later at the Chi
nese court. The Chinese students who
repair to Japan, and who arrive in
batches of a hundred at a time, belong
to three categories— those sent by the
Chinese government, those whose ex
penses are paid by the local Chinese
authorities, and those who pay their
own way. The majoiity are between
twenty and thirty years of age; but
many have readied a maturer period of
life, one of them being sixty-four. They
come from every part of China, with
the exception of remote Kan-su. These
Chinese students have a prosperous
club ut Toklo, and they puhllHh four
periodicals which are distributed In
China through Japanese agents, and In
which reform Ideas and the doctrine of
"China for the Chinese" are regularly
put forward. There is ample food for
reflection In these facts.
LIVING MUMMY SUICIDES
BRUSSELS, Nov. 4.— Dominique Cap
tngna, a man of 35, known as the "Liv
ing Mummy," committed sulcMe yes
terday by shooting himself with a rp
volver in an exhibition booth on the
Boulevard dv Midi.
CaHtagna, who weighted only slxty
flve pounds, subsisted entirely on po
tatoes and hard-boiled pgs. Notwith
standing his emaciated appearance, ho
was an expert fencer, and on sev
eral occasions beat his adversaries with
the rolls at matches held in connection
with the Liege exhibition.
Castagna left a note saying that he
had killed himself because a clause had
been Inserted in his agreement prohib
iting him from- getting Intoxicated?
PRINCESS SUED BY MAID
BERLIN. Nov. 4.— A dispatch to the
Tageblatt from Kiel says that Frau
leln Mllewsky, former maid of the
late Duchess Amelia of Bchleswlg-
Holnteln, linn brought null for Hlander
against Prlnceßs Henrietta of Kihles
wlg-llolstetn, aunt of the German em
preßS, because of a letter written by
Duke lOrnHt Guenther of Schleswig-
Holstein, brother-in-law of lCmperoi
William, In which Fruuleln Mllewsky
Is alluded to as a "dangerous, cunning
swindler." The case will be tried be
fore the court at Kiel. The empress and
a long list of princely personages will
**« usked to testify.
Her Butting In Annoys and Exatper*
•tet the Other European
Bp*>rlnl tnThe It*.-»lrt.
PATUH, Nov. 4.— Francp had Rot
intn thP habit of SPttlln* all qiipsllnns
appprtalnliiß tn Hip. MedltPrranpan with
Knfflanrl, Spain and Italy. Oprmnny
hns simply chnngPd thP qunrtrt Into a
quintet. Ifpr prpfwmptlnn In th<> trmt
trr Is in kppplng with thi» dpvptnpmpnt
ns a naval power, for It Is splf-evlrlpnt
that from thp mompnt shP hns a navy
phP will Intrrpst hprsplf In colonial mat
tprs generally. It Is hardly npcpssnry
tn add. however, that thP pntry nf thl*
actor nn thp stngp hns disarranged, not
to sny nnnoypfl, the nthfrs.
Tim enthusiasm that hns charnrtpr-
Izprl Ihp visit nf M. LoubPt to Madri<l
nnd thp extraordinary rourtpsleg ex
trnriPd tn thp visiting Municipal potin
cilnrs In Lnndnn are in the nature of n
countpr dpmnnstrntlon to Ocrmnny's
ndvpnt. It Is nppnrpnt that nPlthpr
England nor flnnln Is nny mure enriched
than wp are OUTBeiVed at the npponr
anrp In thp Moroccan question of nn
iidvls-nr notoriously hard to satisfy.
The k.ilspr would hnvp tn pprfnrm but
few mnrp world plays like thnt of
Tniißiprs to arouse nil Europe to n com
Mnrenvpr, It would Rpom thnt the
cnmpllniPtits shnwprrd upon M. Lnunet
In Spnln hnve rathPr surpiispd Hip
nmenities which usually characterize
such pprestinntlons. Up wos treated as
a frlpnrl, nnd tho king promised to stop
ovor tn shoot With M. Lotibot upon the
fnrmrr's rpturn from Germany.
As fnr the Parisian snlons who visited
London, they rrturnrd hnmc dPllghtPci.
Snme of their Plpctnrs, It Is true, nrn
criticising thpm fnr being so frlpnrlly
with King Edward nnd visiting hi? chil
Now the Socialist Federation of the
Seinp has just nrtoptpcl a resolution for
bidding Its cnndklntps hereafter from
mpmbprshlp in n committee not having
a Socialist majority. This will prevent,
them from taking prrt In any more
excursions, bpcnusn the Socialist mem
bers nf the council who did go to Lon
dnn went nnly ns cnmmlttppmpn. Cottn
cllmen, however, are not forcpd to fol
low thp Instructions nf their plectors.
A great change has just hern made in
the personnel of the colonial offlre.
Hen. rjiillleni, who has governed Mada
gascar for the last nine years, hns re
slpned. Ills successor is Oen. Augna-
Rpur, mayor of Lyons, and its deputy.
By the administrative fiction of renew
ing his appointment rvpry six months,
hn will be permitted to retain his scat
In the chamber. Gen. Augnageur is n
physician of rnre Intelligence and
energy. He is the political "hoss" of
his town, and is known in local par
lance as "the emperor." It Is believed
and hoped that while in Madagascar he
will carry on the work begun by (len.
Galllenl, a course which will assure the
HOTEL ON WHEELS
Automobile Fitted Up With Accom.
modations for Sleeping and
Spfclnl Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 4.— The latest play
thing for millionaires is a wonderful
motor car costing $12,500, which la noth
ing Ipss than a small hotel on wheels.
Within the marvel of modern enterprise
four people can travel from one end of
the continent to the other, and be abso
lutely Independent of their fellow crea
tures except for the purchase of food.
Only three or four of these traveling
hotels have been Bold. AH have been
bought abroad. One of the owners is
M. Menier, the French chocolate king.
From beds to kitchen apparatus the
curs have every requisite necessary for
a prolonged tour. The body, which Is
about twelve feet long by five or six feet
wide, Is divided into two parts between
which there is communication through
the door. The front part is fitted with
four luxurious arm chairs, two of which
are fixed and two movable.
The beds are formed by letting down
the backs of the two front seats, which,
with the seats behind, form two com
fortable couches. Two mattresses are
folded away behind the back seats, and
these laid on the couches form as com
fortable a bed as can be got in the best
Two tables, which can be used for
dining, playing or reading purposes, are
attached to the sides of the car; when
folded up they take up very little room.
The cars are lighted with electric light.
In the front division of the car chests
are provided with cases for revolvers,
playing cards and other small articles.
There is also a writing chest and a. well
filled medicine chest in case of illness
Persons inside the car are at all times
able to communicate with the chauffeur
by means of voice tubes and an indi
cator board. By pressing buttons on
the board the owner of the car can In
struct his chaffeur whether to go fast
or slow or turn to the right or the left
or to go ahead or to stop altogether.
The most novel features of the car,
however, are to be found in the back
On the right side Is a washstand with
fittings to bring water from the water
tanks carefully concealed from the roo f .
There is also a dressing table, which
doses like an American rolltop desk, v
cupboard wash basin for ladles' toilet,
a cupboard for ladles' linen, another
cupboard for articles of toilet, and a
chest for boots. Nothing, in fact, is
wanting to make the toilet arrange
On the left are an Icebox, a cupboard
for photographic accessories and a.
cooking apparatus with all of the neces
sary cooking utensils. Two drawers are
provided with table linen and a chest
for food, cutlery, china and glass.
The door at the rear of the car Is
fitted with three kinds of windows — one
transparent, one frosted and a third
red, so that the back compartment can
be used if desired for developing photo
The traveling hotel is driven by petrol
and the engines develop from forty to
French Newspaper Suggests Miss
Roosevelt as Ruler of
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Nov. 4.— The Duchess de
Rohan Indignantly denies the plan at
tributed to her of working to procure
through Celtic, revival the Independance
of Brittany from France. She says:
"I want to see the Celtic quality of
the old Pruld land preserved from
modern taint, but 1 huve no Idea of
leading v procession of white-robed
Celtic dames across the Atlantic to
offer on a granite platter the imuge
of Armorloa to Miss Alice Koosevelt"
It appears that a local paper, wheth
er Ironically or seriously, suggested that
Independent Brittany should, Celtic.
wlße, be governed by a woman, and
none was better than the president's
wide-awake, courageous, adventurous
daughter, whom the writer haled us
REMARKABLE DISCOVERY OF
Women Victims In Large Majority of
Cases and Tight Corsets and
High. Heeled Shoes Ar«
Held to Blame
Hp^clal rnhlc tn The HPrnld.
• LONDON, Nov. 4.— Dr. Suekllnff of
■ nirminßhnm stntp* that he has made
i Ihp. remarkble cllscnvpry that a lnrftn
prnpnrtlnn of rases of Insanity Btid
other nervous rllsonsps are dun to mov
ablp kldiipy, and may bp cured In ft few
i months by a comparatively simple op-
I era I lon.
| Dr. Suckling Is nn M. D. of London
I iinlvprslly, consulting physician to the
i Uuppn's and other hospitals In Ulr
: mtngham and author of works on the
■ (llhposps nf the» nervous system.
| Details of tho discovery are fully de
| scribed In n book just published by
: Dr. Suckling, nnd should all he claims
for It prove: correct, it Is possible lu
nacy may be reduced by nearly half.
"I havp found tho movable kidney
I prespnt," Dr. Ruckling says, "In about
j 40 per cent of wnrnpii ond fllx to flnven
i per cent of men suffering from nervous
disorders. Many women have commit
tPd suicide or been sent to asylums
whn mlßht hnvo been saved had the
condition of their kidney j been discov
"In my nwn practice I can recall four
such casps nf suicide. Ono patient,
while waiting admission Into a hospi
tal, drowned himself, nnd three others
whnsp parents would not allow them to
be operated upon or had bpen frighten
ed by their friends about, the nperation,
also drowned themselves. Another case
had to be removed to thp. asylum be
cause 1 was not supported In my ad
As In tho rausos of thla complaint,
they are many. Among those men
tinned by Dr. Suckling nre tight cor
sets, high-heeled shnes, fails from bi
cycles nr horses, pulling down window
snsh or lifting heavy weights.
The modern craze fnr athleticism la
inlso blamed. Horse, exprclso, cycling,
gnlf, hnckey or tennis may either cause
tho malady or increase its Intensity.
Symptoms arc even more numerous
than the causes, ranging from actual
mania to great mental depression and
loss nf memory to severe headaches,
appendicitis, insomnia and even abso
lute loss of the power of walking.
In men irritability of temper is very
frequent, and no doubt, says Dr. Suck
ling, spoils many of their careers. "I
have no doubt," says Dr. Suckling,
"from repeated experience In my prac
tice, that women are sent to asylums
without any examlnalon being made,
and that a cause of Insanity by drop- .
ped liver has never previously been
recognized or treated. Therefore from
a large and varied experience of these
cases nnd realizing the astounding: ef
fects upon the mental condition, I say
no man or woman should be sent to an.
asylum today without careful and re
HOW TO GO FAST
Motorboat. Expert Bays That Swift.
ness Depends Upon the
Special Cable to The Herald.
PASIS, Nov. 4.— ln an Interesting in
terview given by Herbert C. Spencer,
motorboat expert, on the subject of
motorboats. he said:
"During the early months of the pres
ent year I was actively engaged in de
signing and afterwards In experiment
ing with the autoboat Lake Michigan.
I had a light hull constructed with a
fair amount of beam on the water line,
but much cut away except at the quar
ters, although it drew comparatively
little. When running It seemed to ba
borne on the water; there was always
a few Inches submerged at the bow and
this gave the craft stability of hull.
It was equipped with a 60-horsepower
motor. Despite the comparatively low
horsepower I managed to get a speed
of more than thirty miles an hour.
"I found that by cutting down the
size of the propeller I obtained more
speed for the given horsepower. The
big screw did not have the results I
expected. I also found It extremely
difficult to design a screw which in re
volving at more than a thousand revo
lutions did not give any ,back wash.
A propeller revolving too fast is use
less. It is because many builders of
autoboats do not take this point into
consideration that better results are
not obtained. When the motors are
revolving too fast the propellers simply
churn the water.
"A good deal of experimenting is yet
to be done before It Is ascertained
what speed a certain sized screw shall
be made to revolve at In order to give
the maximum of power."
GREAT ENGLISH LADY ILL
Aged Duchess of Devonshire Reported
to Be in a Serious Con
Speelnl Cable to Tho Herald.
LONDON. Nov. 4.— The duchess ot
Devonshire's Illness Is serious; she is
nearly 80 years of age, but at a back
view her figure is so miraculously pre-
Berved and her hair so unaffected by
years that ono might mistake her for
a woman of 30. Recently she had tv
bad attack of neuritis, but for the last
couple of weeks her general condition
has been causing the greatest anxiety.
She is an ardent turfite, betting and
losing heavily, while her devotion to
bridge won for her yars ago the nick
name "Ponte Veechlo" (the old bridge).
Bridge playing for high stakes has been
long nn osiscnli.il qualification for an
Invitation to her small parties. The
dukp, always her devoted slave, al
lowed her to do anything she chose.
Sho Is very goodnatured to her friends,
but her one absorbing passion has been
gambling. She was a German countess
In her own right and a famous beauty
when she married the duke of Man
chester, grandfather of the- present
cuke, during whose lifetime Devonshire
was her unaffected admirer. He was
marquis of Hartington when her first
husband died, but did not marry hnr
until by the death of his father he suc
ceeded to the dukedom of Devonshire.
She, next to tho king, Is the moat po
tent personality in smart society.
Both Duelists Wounded
Spoclal Cable to The Hnrald.
PARIH. Nov. 4.— Lieut. Col. Leautler
and M. Kmlle Coulllard, director of the
Tribune Hriarde, fought a duel with
swords at Coulommlers on Wednesday
as the outcome of an article published
In the paper In question. The encoun
ter was very determined In character.
In the second bout both opponents
were wounded, M. Coulllard In the
right hand and Lieut. Col. Ueautler in
the lii^-t-* a- •fandUM.Uon followed, '