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Don Pedro Alvarado to Give $10,000 jW0 for Benefit of Poor. In Don Pedro AJvarado Mexicans say they bore a Carceglo of their own Don Pedro has **^wed that, in spite of owning a mins which can produce net profits of $12,000,000 a year, ha fa going to die poor. In order to attain his pur paws he offered not long ago to pay off the na tional debt of Mexico. But in this attempt to empty his treasury he was thwarted. The Mexi can government was so proud that it declined the favor. Don Pedro, however, is not a man to be easily discouraged. He is going to give his , money away, in spite of obstacles. And so. after long deliberation, he announced last week that ha would give $10,000,000 to the poor of Mex ico, the money to be distributed by the govern ment. Little. if any, is to be given outright to any applicant, but each of those who are found worthy In the eyes of the government will re ceive a small farm, be provided with a home or be helped to establish himself in business. Pro vision has been made to found free schools with the fund, and a small amount will be given to struggling churches. It is estimated that as many as twenty thousand persons will be bene fited by Don Pedro's generosity. To the American mind Don Pedro Is an enig ma. It is not his philanthropy that causes the Yankee to wonder, for the Yankee can be one of the most generous givers when so inclined, but it Is his indifference to the making of money. Although his mine, it is said, could be worked by an American company to produce $1,000,000 a month. Don Pedro contents himself with much less than that amount. He has been reported as only working the mine now and then when he needed the cash, hot this he denies. "I operate my mining plant." he says, "the same as you gentlemen from the United States would, if you had it, but with this difference: 1 don't try to dig out all tha silver m it at once. If I did I might spend It all and be a poor man again. At the rate my five hundred minors ere working I*ll get $^00, 000 a month as long as I live." Another strange thing about Don Pedro Is that he lov*s his poor relatives. He keeps his house at Parral filled with them. Anybody who can trace the slightest connection with the wealthy mine owner, either by birth or marriage. TWO OF MR. VAN NORDEN'S ZEBRAS. is welcome within his gates. And when he can not spend his income on his people fast enough at home, he charters a special train, packs them all aboard and starts off on a journey, Just where he never knows in advance. Accordingly he always makes an arrangement with the rail road company to stop bis special train wherever x «be takes the notion. lie made a trip to Mexico City not long ago. a distance by rail from his home as Car as Chicago is from New York — and it took him seven days. Three times each day the train was halted that Don Pedro and his guests might pour out on the plain and have a picnic. When a poor American gets rich he is almost sure to move to the most fashionable part of his City Not so with Don Pedro Alvarado. When the mil which he had inherited from his fore fathers suddenly opened up an enormously rich vein, about twelve years ago, and he soon found himself rich enough to build what the Mexicans call a "palace,** he erected a new home at lavish east right on the Bite of the old one. in a squalid part of ParraL Its rear windows look out on tiia ParrraJ River, which is hardly more than a. treat, open sewer. Unlike the average American who grows wealthy, Don Pedro dees not core for personal attend lie shaves himself, cuts his own hair. blacks his own shoc-a, and does a part of Ms own cooking. After his wife died be for a long time dressed his three children himself. Nor is he as circumspect In his spending of money as many American capitalists. If. be takes a fancy to something he will buy of It a dozen times as much as he needs. A year ago he met an American ?twin£ machine agent, who so Interested him in his particular machine that I" D Pedro bought fifty of them and put one in each room in his house. Another — at tource of enjoyment for this peculiar man is 10 give work to the poor. If a beggar asks him for alms be will shake bis head. "No, but I'll let you work for me and pay yon for your labor." be will say. Not long ago. when the grape crop In the region around Parral proved a UAlur<\ most of the farmers went to work for AlvarsuJnc NEW- YOKE DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1& 1006. ALVARADO AND HIS CHILDREN. After his wife died, Don Pedro AH/arado, afthough he had a vast income, attended for a long time to the toilet of his little ones himseK. TTrat he did not bother modi ;tbout the detail* of their dress is evident. WADE HAMPTON STATUE. On November 20 an equestrian statue of Gen eral Wade Hampton will be unveiled at Colum bia, a C General Hampton, who was the son of Colonel Wade Hampton and a grandson of General Wade Hampton, a Revolutionary sol dier, was born in Chariestaj on March 28, 181& He died In Columbia on April 11, 1902, after having served his state a j Governor and United States Senator and the n. .tion as a Commissioner of Pacific Railroads. W.ien the Civil War broke oat he was reckoned the richest man in the Southern States, owning four thousand slaves. He was unpopular in the South before the Civil War because of his political views, for, although a large slaveholder, he was opposed to the ex tension of the slavery system and to secession. But when the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a private ia the Conft^demte army. He after ward raised the "Hiuzipton Legion. "* At the end of the wax he had attained the rank of a lieutenant general. In the reconstruc tion period he advocated a conciliatory policy, which was not popular in his state. For a num ber of years South Carolina politics was domi nated by the Negroes, for they were largely in the majority. In ISTO a crisis w:is reached, and General Hampton was elected Governor. Just STATUE TO GENERAL WADE HAMPTON. Photograph from the model. Ruckstuhi, sculptor. To be unveiled at Columbia, S. C, this week. VIEW OF ALVARADO3 HOUSE. This eccentric Mexican millionaire has buitt a "paJace" in the squalid part <xf Parral simply be cause his family in their days of adversrrjr lived there. tts rear windows look out on the Parral River, which is hardly more than a groat open sewer. thfrty years ago angry crowds were surging back and forth through the streets of Colombia. "1 have been el«*«;ted Governor of South Caro lina," said he to the crowd, "and by the eternal God 1 shall be Governor or else there shall be none. Disperse quietly and go to your homes.'* It Is said these words did much to settle one of the gravest crises m South Carolina's history. TO RAISE ZEBROWS. Experiment To Be Tried i.i This Country on Extended Scale. From zebras which he has imported at prcat expenso Warner M. Van Korden, pfosiient of the Van Norden Trust Company, of this city, entertains great hopes thru the zrbroid, as the hybrid offspring of the horse and zebra is railed, will come to be generally and favorably known In this country. "The zebroid." explain. Mr. Van Nnrden the other day, -makes an excellent all around ani mal for domestic use. and I hope to introduce it In this country. It is already used in South Africa, where it has given satisfaction. I can not say Just how speedy the zebroid will be. but those I shall raise will be from the finest stock. especially suited for driving purposes. Those animals are much more strong and vigorous than the horse, and live about twice as lons. They win rank with any of the horses in gen eral use to-day, and in value will range from *800 to 1.000. They will be very tough, and able to endure twice the hardship the average horsa can stand." The parents, perhaps, of generations of Amer ican zebroids yet unborn are now contentedly munching hay in the barn at Mr. Van N'onlen's country place at Rye, N. V, all unconscious of the weight of the responsibility resting upon their carefully groomed backs. In temporary quarters in one barn are three zebras, said to be among the finest of their species ever brought to this country. One of them is declared to be a genuine Grevy*s zebra, from Abyssinia, am! this animal alone is valued by Mr. Van Nordea at . sr..Qoa. Tbx» other two zebras belong to what is known as the Bohimti class. Two more, equally as valuable as those now In Rye. have been capt ured for Mr. Van Norden, and will be shipped to this country early next spring. These ani mals are about six years old. and, inasmuch as the life of the average xebra is about fl.'ty years, they are as yet mere babies, and are full of more life and tricks than young colts. 80 much for the zebra parents of the zebroids. Their parents on the other side v.- ill range from a fall blooded Arabian man dam to little burro jennies, through a list of horseflesh Including piebald, hackney and mustang. The zetiroids will owe their appearance in this country, however, not so much to Mr. Van NT don's desire to raise them for the::iselvei alone as to his determination to solve the pro&l. n nt telegony. He is determined to demonstrate whether it is real, as breeders of blooded si . -ft assert, or whether it is .i vagary of the breeder's mind, as scientists declare. Explaining the ob ject of his undertaking Mr. Van X rd< n said: "All breeders believe in tel gony. It baa al ways been their claim that If a female animal Is bred to one of .i different .■=:•■•■ •;. but of the same family and is afterward bred to ono of her own species the second offspring will show resemblance to the first sire. Opposed to tho claim of the breeders is that of the sclent who say there is no such thing as tele.^nny. and that the breeders are mistaken in their diagnosis. A man who stands near the bead of the scien tists in their contention that there is not hi in the breeders' fear of til. gony i? Professor W. Bwart, of Edinburgh University, an.] for years he has conducted experiments to support the correctness of his theoiics. Professor Ewart is now experimenting with pigeons and rabbits. He asserts that no one has ever gone into the subject of tel«*i?ony In such a manner as clearly to demonstrate the truth or falsity of the many claims made concerning it. 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