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THE SUN SATURDAY FEBRUARY Y 1W1 B
A BROOKLYN MANS ESCAPE
f 1 AID VKAKKT rORTT DOU4JU OJY
A uDOr LOA
j cohemo Method of le4Iag kl e
hale
r MrMnnlon > Clleate by > as of hi
finance AceomSdatO Co
b Utcit of tha loan sharks t come to the
attintion of Tue BuM If I Isaao N Cohen who
do a thriving bnslnes In i loans at exorbitant
rttis at 171 Broadway under the title of The
Accommodation Company Cohen
natnco Acoommodaton Cmpa Chena
mttbcxli arc very similar to those of the other
broken ad In tint there le I some evidence
thatb Is I working with a number of other con
ta wth Octltloue but highsounding title
cr tWl to delude the unwary One of the I
jcttsdetatiS his experience In a letterto
Tel BUS which II I given below
° To 81 tl EDITOB or Tnl Sujj Sir I Is
with fun9 of much gratification that I note
the iisni taken by Tns SUN with regard t the
11 doing business In this city
eurIoIlI shTsterfl dolnl bUllneS Ibll oltl
aoullbstera t ol broken loan associations
J Since riedlng your articles I am con
itrilntd t ftve IOU my experience with one
Iiaic NOohn who has an offlco in the Bene
dict bnlMlng 171 Broadway and does bust
df the title of Finance Acoommoda
less und r tto Acoommoa
le on Company Being In moderate clreum
lUoeesdny salary not exceeding I160 per
wMkl I foil the necessity of having luO spot
cub I had heard of these sharks hut never
eb I dream of finding In them financial lends
dd
In human guise devoid of hearts or con
aclintw and I begto Impress upon those con
Umplitlng the borrowing of money from any
Mhtm thai they are far happier In their pres
ant flntnelal state whateror It may be than
thai will I be when once In the meshes laid out
br tbe chattel mortgage microbe
h But let me tell your readers how It cost me
IW50 lor the loan of i CO for four months My
tensity was went R I then thought but my
mind has since been changed Under the first
Impression I sought Ibo presence of this
Cohindstne business a his affidavit states
at Tbe Finance Accommodation Company
indttated my business I wished to borrow
60glvlBg a security achattel mortgage upon
IO mrboosehold effects valued at probably so
Au appraiser was sent to my house to value
apprasr au
after which I was requested to
the goods afer wa rluetd come
to lbs office of the said Isaac N Cohen to exe
cute tlie mortgage I did so and signed a apr
which I supposed to be one but which In
reality as subsequent events amply demon
i atrsttd was nothing short of a bill of sale of
I Dirintlte possessions 1 had no COOl or It
D1nllr
that wa not necessary so I was Informed iII
tMllite that 1 agreed to pay 175 for the loen of
the 160 within four months
tl After signing the alleged chattel mortgage
and a stick of demand notes I received In re
turn a not for I tu parable in lour months
indorsed by tbON inance Accommodation
Company Isaac N Cohen mauaeer 1 told
llr Cohen that I Was looking for cash not
ooiei payable lour months hence It wa then
Hi blandly told mo that 1 bad simply to take
the nib to a certain house In 116th street lbs
number do not retail at this moment and
fir a slight reduction I would receive the cash
I went a < directed and paid something like
tlW to have It cached J rat blood for Cohen
and for that matter flrt last and all the
time so far a my transaction waa allowed
to so
At the expiration of the four months I bad
atlrato
been able to pay In only 4180 leaving a bal
bln of 13360 still dlo Now U when the phil
ujthroplo nature of Mr Cotieu asserted Itself
Vblle I was at work one day u large run drove
nutomy door anq a balf dozen men jot out
anJ Informed my wife that they bud eomo to
Uk our lurnlture away exhibiting at tho
tame time a order or reDievin issued by the
Supreme Court in which tbu said Cohen makes
fflrtavlttht hn Iii thA ownnr of and 1t thM
laid goods r wrongfully detained from his
possession It so happened that a Iriend o mlno
bad called at my house on the morning in
question and but for his timely presence my
aU would have been at the mercy of these
clrates for such they were and to him I am In
piats for the possession of my lurnl
ton He prevailed upon the deputy sheriff
to put Irn Keeper in charge > of the
croMrty until he could notify moot the state
ot affair After much persuasion the consent
aalr Ate
ot ibis autocrat was obtained aud 1 was sent
for Ibs was never more astonished In my lire
tun when I arrived home and found ant the
KM of ar However there was nothing
ltl do buwto settle the matter and I fig
indnptbt amount due Mr Isaao A Cbhen
ends t 7 l aount > > f 3a5o c I naah a
fnvnd soth as I should bays sought in th
first Instance t pall me and on my way to
hla hOI 1 ole pon a lawyer and asked It
such proceedings were regular He said they
were not and that It was all a bluff gam but
not
alter examining th papers served on me be laid
al Il papr
they were In the nature of u bill of sale of all I
possessed worth over 10 cash for tbe loan of
the paltry mm of 16U
I found my frlind who Immediately went
with mi t fir CohiQa ofiloe to secure the release
lease of my goods as we supposed Cohen
took us to 185 Broadway where I noticed the
slra Fldillty Indorsing and Guarantee C
Where Dullness seemed to be conducted on a
more extended scale than at 171 Broadway
ntoded
mor wir Introduced to one Edwin L Kallsh
attorney lor plaintiff who was asked to make
out a statement of account which bo did first
comuldng a law book to ascertain a lie said
what feewonld l b allowed him under the
alowed
statutes He finally decided that 55 would
follows bfttstlsfactory and the bill wo made out a
Seine l due plaintiff 133 50
Anornira Ie raduetd 0 SO
Kpuir lArlS to ou
CLstotilan of xooda 3 Xi
V for oo J Oil
444 to thIs ib amount previously paid to Cohan 41 0
Total u 5u
Thirtynine dollars and a half of this was
tithed from me tot the loan ot silO for four
months and lam ready with the papers aud
If necessary tbe affidavits to Drove tbo truth
of every assertion herein made It seems tn
ma time that some action was taken against
IbtM sharks and TiT HUN Is entitled to all
pulse for the stand It has takon to protect un
isidectltig people who are temporarily em
barrasudflnanulally dutches from falling into their
BROOKLyN Fab 3 1891
TUI8U hits In lit possession all the papers
In this victims transactions with Cohen ix
c pt the mortgage for 175 which be gave on
11017 of last ear and which he has never suo
ceded ngeUloe back At tbe time the mort
gate WU signed Cohen exacted a note for too
Pliable four month after date to the order of
us borrower who endorsed It under his
aims appeared this further endorsement
lot value wo endorse and guarantee tbo
payment of the within note of ICU te
Mnanoe Accommodation C
On Oe 20 last Edwin L Kallsh J beguiPanae
I tlon on behalf ot Cohen In the Supreme Court
for the recovery of tbe furniture named In tbe
chattel mortgage In his affidavit Cohen raid
fat be was the owner of and entitled t the
Immediate possession of tho chattels de
scribed and upon this affidavit be got an order
from the Supreme Court tbls city to replevin
Oftn Ibl furniture of his victim clr
I hen Cohen began Tlotlm be filed a bond
In 1250 upon which Iildor B BrookH and Louis
bmadbeck became sureties Both Brooks and
tmadbecic are partners In the Fidelity lodor
Lag aud Guarantee Company whose methods
save been described already InTjucHuN This
With the Interesting fact that Mr Kallsh has
scttd a lawyer for both concerns as well ns In
b1lml I 2f 1oul Sllverman In the conspiracy
f Bit of Mrs Delabarr shows that there IH a
link uniting all three On last Thursday
Jobins former debtor succeeded li n getting
Dooms Bpiuiage signature to a satialaotlou of the June
In lbs lull ef Elizabeth M Delabarre agt
Elibeth Delabarr at
Mill and itachel SlUerman to set aide chat
wi mortgages on the ground of usury Judge
A tarews of the Supreme Court yesterday
rte < an order fpr cubstltnted eervli e of the
luminous and Injunction upon Bncbel and
fOrle rllverman and several employees A
y > n lids to b mailed or left at the house of the
° Wldant > UU rim place Brooklyn
JIdo receiver Informs me said Clark Bell
tn Judge Andrew that 10 of the defendant
t whom we bad succeeded In getting service
f lY u refused to disclose the whereabouts of
I Property I am convinced that all of the
C5sisnte are confederated together to con
C thl t property
p wlnL KaJUh sid tat he appe ared for
UI u ollverman who was prepared thereabouts submit
la Bubml
1d5vts denying that ho had on I < thlnl to do
blh lue seizure of the furniture of Mrs Delo
rreOet
Cit that affidavit said Mr Bell and I
ul I Promise to have your client In State
jniou for perjury Wo bavo the best oi ovl
taco that he wan there I
I Htrlke furnace Men I
CUICG Feb OA strike of the furnace men i
u the Illinois Steel Companys works at South
Uilcigo ba virtually caused a shut down of I
I llht big rolling mills Yesterday afternoon I
I the bll rUnl 11 YeatlrdlY
tlbdl V force conshTtlntf of 250 men walked out
The i PJ < Dt shift came on at 6 clock and
I 1 ben thi men learned of the situation they
Ilo
I 5llruok Three furnaces were kept going
T rig the night There are 600 men out
dIL dniand an advance in wages and the
d ibore of an obnoxious foreman
VOla toT Hcnator In Hoath Blot
hEln B D Feb eTh twentyflf joint
blot for United State Senator resulted
OOVlS Trlpp 213 8 Campbell 63 Melville
bel
t Mlete 7 Preston Martin kyle and
1 eah Two more ballots wIre taken
Odsy but the changes were slight
XAfZO TRAmtT CTOBH XJtOADWAT
A Pta m for M KlMtrle oM tludtR
P e gr All riM and WtrM
Among the mot Interesting of the plans for
rapid transit presented to the Commissioners
at Thursday hearing one by B WOIbson
architect of IB Wall street Ills design shown
In the necompanylng drawing In for a double
track line just below the surface of Broadway
to bo operated by electricity Mr Gibson says
The width and height the arcade for oar
Is liberal yet the construction Is so economical
of space that the track Is only sixteen feet be
low the street and the station platform only
twelve and a half feet six Inches below the
curb This require very few steps makes
elevator iiulto unnecessary and ventilation
easy Tho cable road on the surface Is provid
ed with a continuous subway six feet high for
workmen to attend to both cables without dis I
turbine the street surface and tbe continual
use of manholes is thus avoided Electrlo wires
are provided for In several box conduits lining
the sides of a continuous subway six feet biKh
This it built of nonoooductlnc material as an
additional safeguard This subway Is remote
from the steam subway and Is ontllated
Pneumatic tubes have a separate subway
of ample Mze Steam mains are In two sub
ways close to the curbs and vault walls so that
connections are readily attended to from private
vate property Water mains are in the two
general subways Gas mains are also In the
two general or miscellaneous subways Tbe I
miscellaneous subways are next the curbs on
each side of the xtreet They are about three
feet wide and deep enough to afford 0 largo
amount of outer wall surface on which are
place all th smaller miscellaneous pipes
Low tension electric wire are placed on the
other sides ot these subway completely re
moved from the danger and damage of the
bleb tension current la the middle electric
sq eleotro
lIbwl sewer Uplaeed Immediately
below tho arcade floor It U aceesslbl by
arraro I 101lb bJ
manhnies from the subways It is shown five
feet high but the else would I varied In fv
brent Darts This main sewer Tae gen
eral follow natural grades ana b relieved at
rled
Interval by connections t existing cross sew
eta t or by new cross wer Old sewer cross
Wer crs
ing Broadway have been urged Q preventing
a depressed road There are few BOb sewers
Of these a V r tow reach any great distance
beyond A old sewer crorlng Broadway
can be cut The portion so cut 3g can be con
nected with tbe outlets t the other river or
with tbe new low live sewer under the sub
wars A short section of the new subway
power at the Battery and n short section at
Canal II eot would be operated by pump to
be placed private property oneor two block
removed from Broadway
I Is I proposed to put the ticket offices and
waiting rooms on private property the former
nt tbe street level the latter beneath at the
platform level Tbe staircases two on each
side aro six feet wide of stone with roots for
shelter Those occupy tho ana space acquired
with the ticket office and afford ventilation to
the platforms The platform are sixteen feet
wide and level with the floors of ear Light
in obtained abundantly by means of patent
devices In the sidewalks overhand Ventila
tion Is provided for thoroughly The railroad
is ventilated by a fivefoot area along each
station platform The movement of train
will keen tbe air In circulation Tberi will he
no smoke or gas or cinders or dust The
cable subway has frequent grating in
tbe street between the tracks where the
tramo and water are at a minimum These
gratings also admit fresh air t the eleotrlo
and pneumatic subways below and t the
sower The miscellaneous subway r I venti
listed by the oontlnous gratlngover the gotten
Foul air Is extracted from each subway br a
extrloto aulwav
flue or duct at each station which running
under the platform will rise to above the roar
of the station building thus freeing the street
from all escaping steam and smells and mak
ing nit the street gratings Inlets Instead ot
outlets 8tlnll
The street surface Is provided wltbrtwo
m
tracks fOr Cable cars Outside tbI It II t pro
posed to al steel trams for ommon vehicle
I fold th rot which granite paving suffer
Between the tram end tracks would b gr
It t paving of the usual appearance set In
halt Street cleaning can be facilitated to
a remarkable degree by running truck on a
parrowgaugo track in the cable subway
treet dirt could be all dropped direct from the
urfaeo into these truck and run out to the
barges at the battery
There are no Insurmountable difficulties
In construction The depth Is so Inconsidera
Pie that qnjcksand need not be feared even If
reached Walls are t be bulltnnder the curbs
and the whole of the space mtween them excavated
cavated to a depth of seventeen feet the street
to be supported on steel girders and Iron
tol lorcd
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columns The work U of such dulln that
everything can be constructed and fitted be
fore bringing It nn the ground Even the
paving should be of uniform depth bedded on
asphalt laid In sheets on the steel platen with
out concrete In this way the paving In
whole block could r > e done In a single night
and be ready for use Immediately without any
waiting for concrete to set and harden It Is
possible to construct all this work without
oven closing tbe street t traffic
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subway JJColumnl itipportlnt roadway Kg Oabli rabway ILEltotrlo wlr ibwsy MM Pniamalla subway MliMllamoni inbwmy DO Waur malna
Air JPntiam ducts under matte platform I qqOM main Bt Railway subway SS Siwer anil tubiray TT Tlckit offloM UU dhlltir porches VV8lalrwaya WWPlaltorma XX
The continuation of the route above Fifty
ninth street mav Include an arcade for four
trucks The subways for Pipes and wires there
become entirely distinct from the rapid transit
sit problem and may for economical reasons
be omitted The terminations of the road
should be In single loops thus avoiding all
crossing of track n
crl I Is proposed that express train should
start from several stations simultaneously
star frm Ileral Itatons slmulaneousl
duringbusy times so that when tbe track Is
cleared for one express It shall b used for
three or four and so that persons at Interme
diate stations may always secure seats
that no train should carry moro persons
caf lrona
tban 1 can seat tat there be no
terminus stations and no tall switching
that there bo parlor Olr one or more on each
train similar to the other car except in finish
that the fare on oarlor cars b paid bJ the sur
render on the oar Qf a second ordinary ticket
that each oar shall have in addition to the
usual entrance platforms a middle door for
oxlt only which door shall be opened and
closed from the outside only by employee of
the road on the station platforms
BELGIUMS DEAD FKUfCB I
Prince Bantfonln of Flanden Lad Who
Seemed to Fnlfll IIU Promise
LONDON Jan 6The month of January ba
been fatal once more to the Belgian royal fAme
lly The Count of Halnoult the Kings only
son the Archduke Rudolph his daughters
husband both died at this time of tbe year and
the decision which resulted in Maximilians
execution rR also taken In January The
unexpected dfath ot Prince Baudouln the
heir i > r sumotivo of the Belgian crown has
caused unlverfiil mourning and excited the
deepest sympithy not only for his parents but
for the King tvho had centred on the promts
lug young Ian all the hopes which lad once
rested on his own son His grief Is HO profound
that as he said to nn intimate friend he has
hardly energy enough left to keep u I the sem
blance of fortitude which Is a duty and he baa
shrunk from oiuouutering the foreign princes
who offered to accompany his belr to the
last l resting place Tbe Prince or Wales
and his brothers and the reigning sovereigns
of Europe will therefore b represented
only by ambassadors nnd the funeral will
so far ns circumstances allow have a charac
ter almost sovoroly national The aspect of
tho country Is i sad and Impressive every day
In the chief cities the bells toll for an hour
although bushed In Brussels lost the lugubri
ous sound should tell Princess Henrietta that
her brother her beloved companion is gone
He tended the young girl In her severe Illness
and just a she was rescued from apparently
Imminent death Prince Baudouln whom no
on thought dangerously affected succumbed I
to Internal bleeding and was taken away In a
few hours The doctors advised that the con
valescent girl should b spared the shook of
the dreadful news until she bad regained a
llttlo more strength Her mother the Countess
of Flanders with admlrablo fortitude has
como smiling to her daughter room afterleav
iug her sons body and has undertaken tocom
muilcate the truth on the eve of the funeral
WIIlcalo
Irlnee Bnudouln was In every way a charm
ing nnd gifted youth he had what the French
call v chare a subtle quality tell but not de
ecrlbabte that endeared him to all He was
tall slim neither robust nor delicate In up
uearanoe bis eyes were large blue and
irutblul his smile very winning and his com
plexion ao clear Tr he tiuihed like a girl
His prompt acceptation of military duties his
aptitude and quickness of understanding bud
dolUhted the lUna Blue the formal renunci
ation ot the Count of Flanders to the succes
glon ohleflyon account of his extreme deaf
ncssLoopold 11 had freely ana solemnly
alien Sits nphlOW the place of his > lost eon
Every day 1oIOW the lad bad grown up the
ba t
nef aown
King hud him in his study worked with him
trained him to his future BMPOHS bllltle l
aud excited t him the ardent love ot
people lola country which would make
Lira solicitous for their welfare o
pold bus striven for years to establish
personal military service Instead of the aye
perIanal conscription and he encouraged his
heir to set the example by entering the army
aud gaining all his steps In ihb4 the IUnl
bltnfelt presented Pilnee Bandonlu at the
military lrelonlot whop Introduclnl him t all the
professors and pupils assembled In the play
ground with n short speech In which he
alluded to the personal service which the boy
tlo personnlorvleew
nluded The command
was about to undertake commadlul
Oeneral patting the young Princo on the
shoulder said with martial huuhonie < Mon
Iald Inartal
seigneur Is a fine wellgrown youth and thats
10 his favor too
lnAlncVB udoVin went through all the classes
of the school and cam out of I a SUblleUten
sohollnl
ant he entered the thirsblnieI rising in due
enterd llablnlal
time to tile rank of Lieutenant and Calian
Me performed sorupuloull all the duties of
his rluk was present at 1Iruollon taklol his
men to exercise and to the man uve sign
Een the rolls and admInistering isis own oW e
ast autumn at tbe great man uvres ho
camped out with his regiment sleeping and
Sating as the rest and in ordinary times he
was often seen at the ofioera mesa One of
Wi oren with scanty tacs Wb a remarking
on the frequent fall of monarchs exempli
fied by the Brazilian revolution kyiuioe lisa
ttjHoe
douln with ft mile i answered well I I am
never a king 1 loan always b a soldier in my
countrys service
sorlce
Tne Countess of Flanders also exercised a
wle ant benetlclal Influence over her son A
Trlncess of Hohenyollernblgmaringen jhe fs
HobeloerntHamalnlen
llnceu hands jne elegant commanding
and arlUtSs woman Her little court In the
hue de la Ieufnee without olRshlnl With the
unince was animated and brill aut with an at
mOHiiberB of domeMlc family IM that was ex
tremely pleasant Her four children two boy
and two girls have been educated with great
are thu princesses have studied music and
painting and have been Instructed even In
household d work bln are xpert neelle
women and when tbe King gave Prince Bau
douln the castle of Peroneranat his nfjoiitr
they piled their needles In making decoration
IId
gnu souvenirs for his new home
The Countess of Flanders a art reader
she Is familiar with the bet French and Oer
man Writers and founded a cub of conference
under the name of Naiiie AUr ir at
which distinguished men lectured l and whjrj
wlicb dletuilebed
she with ber sons and daughters wa always
present
Pjbenhatlon with the instinct ot the masses
had adopted Prince Baudouln i his popularity
was undoubted and asserted Itself on every
occasion lie had ready tact and n fascinating
unroiisolonsne Alter a somewhat serious
accident inn coal mine bo went with an aide
decamp to tbe place visited all tle cottages
leaving In each comforting words and substan
tial help At the Inauguration fates at Bruges
the King had madeaoeechln French and
thereby affronted the patriotic susceptibilities
or the Flemish Inhabitants The following day
Prince Baudouln at I reception In the theatre
being called upon to say a few words spoke In 1
SIJ
Flernlhb Ho was enthusiastically cheered
and when be left the crowd unbarnesied the
horse and dragged his carriage to tbe palace
lend as he wits of his own country the
Prlnco was not exclusive or narrow minded
be loved and enjoyed travel be liked Paris and
when be spent a lew days in that city in 1889
at tbe time of the exhibition he not only thor
oughly appreciated the merits of the latter
but passed all his spare time In visiting the
Important monuments libraries museum
art collections and institutions taking notes
and storing uu solid Information bat always
keeping his joyous simple boyish I frankness
and manners At home be mixed freely with
tbe people lounjtoiite and noblesse visiting
tbe latter in tbelr old historical residences and
taklni his part In tbe tine bunting parties so
splendidly managed In tbe Belgian forests
He carries with him to the tomb the bright
est hopes and deepest regret ot the Belgian
nation The country turns with sad and hesi
tating expectancy toward his brother Prince
Albert a boy of sixteen who has In his turn
quite recently entered the military school
hardly daring to believe that for the second
time the tender care of his parent and the
wise teachings of the King will make of him
the worthy successor of Prince Bandouln who
bade fair to realize the Ideal of Fldobler when
be said I is necessary to endow a Dauphin
of France alike with tbe virtue of a king and
those of a private Yrll M IDE t
To Far Buck the Clearing Home Lea B
DurnlnA Hendrlck attorneys for Receiver
Francis Higgins of the North Itlver Bank ob
tained from Judge Andrews yesterday an
order giving him permission to pay 3053170
to the Clearing House This Is the unpaid
balance on a loan of 1950 made to the bank
I
by the Clearing House mae suspension
When tbe amount Is paid Ibo collateral held by
the Clearing House will D returned
A WIn Sues far Her HmbKB4B Gll
Losses
FINDLAY Ohio Fob 8Mrs Gag Carlin the
who of a wellknown citizen began suit today
against Clifford It Oarsman to recover 115000
wnloh she alleges her husband has lost In their
establishment months in gambling i the last six
Damage by Wind Kapalre br tVtnd
mm uu uwlun Jotmml
In this midwinter of 1891 a mighty wind
sprang UP I twisted folk triangularly I
blew silk bats over Into the planet Jupiter It
snapped elm trees and almost blew over the
horse carl Folks who faced It felt a though
lapped In the face and it rumbled < r6ugE
the land lire a million I Roman chariot In a
lt
mad race over the cobble stones of the moon
This wind took the graceful flnlal of the Com
Street Baptist Church spire In Auburn and
b oll over due south There I was left an
awkward sight giving the church a sort of
tipsy appearance nuggestttg tbut It bad been
on n spree and that Its fiDlal was oocked over
its felt ear
Ot course It made folks regretful The
Church decided It unbecoming 1 would cost
a hundred dollars or more to build a staging
to reach It and repair it Steepleclimbing
Charley couldnt do It for any 10s I was
decided coX aT it fixed The week passed
and the wind shifted The south wind saw
the light and regretted tbat so becoming an
ornament should go out of shape I evidently
decided upon Immediate repairs and It puffed
its cheeks and gave a mighty blow so quietly
and so to the exact limit that I blew the flnlal
back to Its direct perpendicular and lol in 1 the
morning and the evening the same day the
rola was as straight as a eeboolmaFter
There It stands now People crane their nock
t look at it and they ayv A miracle
Dancing Her Chosen n
Iron IA < HMttvUl AtHTtUM
I I Illt AI
In one of be leading academies of New Tork
city a charming girl of good birth and social I
Ilrl
position is privately preparing herself to adopt i
stage dancing as her profession She Is Irons
the overflowing ranks ol suddenly reduced
gentlewomen when financial disaster cam
and work wu necessary for maintenance the
Question arose what she could do bet pig
she could not and begging was an Impossibil
ity but since babyhood her feet bad been in
spired Bhe danced Is others sang and poet
plred the anl
IzoiL Ho pocketing pride and prejudice the
little lady determined to be honest bravo pub
Ic opinion and burnish up the sole talent na
ture bad given her Everything points to a
brilliant artistic future I and those who have
seen this the first society woman ever essay
ing Hticb a step In America aver tat she will
rival Klsslir and Lola 10ntu
Not Crumbling Over the Amount
mm 54 CMco o fa
nivirsYou want an egual division of wealth
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ibe Performance of Die Wnlknrle br
the German Opera Troop
The first performance this season of Wag
ners great opera Die WalkQrie called to
gether a immense audience ot enthusiasts
plaudits who made the Metropolitan ring with their
These would have been forced from a much
colder house however since the performance
rormance
wa on the whole undoubtedly the best that
ha over ben given ot tbe Walkore in New
York
Insplte of plentiful cuts In the last two acts
nl the b curai did not fall on the end until mid
Yet neither the energy of tbe performers nor
the Interest of listeners flagged for a Instant
during the four hours of performance
Nothing could better show tbe deep Intrinsic
worth of this years company than such a ren
dition of this monstrously difficult opera
Wagner Is unmerciful to voices In the opra
They are all required not only to sing extra
ordinary Intervals but to go out of the
range of any throat Frioka must sing too
rnnJe Inl to
high for a contralto SrtlnnhMt too low for a
soprano
Jut every impossibility was accomplished
Imooalblt acomDllhe
last nlgbt Gudehus did beautifully neat and
artistic singing accompanied by judicious and
spirited acting
Mlelke as BrUnnMlde did not quits serve to
erase the splendid picture which Llll Lebmann
left In our minds but nevertheless she bore
comparison without falling below the very high
standard of merit she ba been seen t attain
She has indeed not appeared to better ad
vantage In any role than tbat of the Wwwii
maid Her voice rang out with magnificent
mJnlcent
power on the wild Walkvrte cries
Her conception of the part was a noble one
too which brought out not only the strength
onl atronltb
and bright fearlessness of Wot ani favorite
child tenderness but her warmth of love her pity and
Fischers Wolan deems to have grown won
drusl In freedom and excellence since his
first assumption of the part
Hitter Gotzea admirable rendering of
Frlckat scene helped to inspire Fischer and
the consequence won tbat this usually tedious
time was most prolific of enjoyment
Indeed there was an even balanoo abut the
whole performance quite remarkable and
praiseworthy
thJ
The Walkrrlo Bahwestem was sung bJ a
group of exceedingly competent artists among
10uo 10dlnllI omlletot artlt
liens K6er IlltterGotzo Charlotte Hnhn and Helma
Franleln isbn appeared at ber best a Step
lindn The artist Qudehus Jabn and Bihren
undtiio lQ ware recalled again and again after
wer
t tint act rled aa aan ar
atBues
RELICS Of 2U PAST
The Coal Barge That so Frequently DI
d Sink Coastwise Vessel
When a coal barge bits and sinks a vessel
the popular conception Is that It II I a clumsy
broadbowed craft resembling a canal boat I
I really quite another thing Not always have
tbe barge tbat ply between the south and the
east been In the unsentimental business of
carrying or Some of them are the relic of
the glorious past of merchant marine Their
stout prow coming Into violent collision with
the eUnchest of our modern battle ships would
make even their steel frames tremulous for a
tm About two dozen barges carry coal from
Newport News to the East Each has three
stumpy masts wit foreandaft sails One of
the fleet has gaff topsails and one the giant
Lone Star has a Iron hull The Lone Star
was formerly a steamship of the Cromwell
line She wa burned at Now Orleans and her
hull which was only slightly damaged was
bought by the Boston Tow lioat Company
which own nearly all the barge hereabout
Each barge has captain and crew of four men
who have quarters In a house on dok All
the space below the deck II I lor coal A diet of
eight ocean tugs tow the barges usually two
In a lOW to and from Newport News They set
call when the wind Is favorable and help to
sale the labor of the tug Sometimes in
oyolonlo weather the tug la I compelled t aban
don the bales at sea and make lor a haven to
save herself Then the barge prove tbat Ibo
is made of good material There have been
Instances of barges working their way all the
way up the coast from Newport News to Bos
ton with UOOO tons of coal aboard after being
abandoned by the tug
Nearly all I the barges retain their old names
There Is the old David Crockett which while
going out i tow of the tug Battler a week ago
was run Into by an unknown steamship and
badly damaged Fortunately for the steam
ship tbs barge was unloaded The David
Crockett was a ship of 14H3 too which wa
considerexluig before the war tonll was built
In 1853 In jUystlo Conn bile was converted
In 11 convred
into a bark when fair owners found that bey
couldnt run her owor clipper even
clpnr
415 a bark she did not pay and she was tnrnea
Into a collier ba the oaoo peerless flyer that
f
held Ibo por4eCrs ago between San jyran
Cisco and New ork The Antelope which can
carry 2000 ton of coal and them Storm 0
carr tm ttr Inl
one which well has known room for saUsra 1860 tons in her bold were
Inevitable eoasejueaeea
I pca
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C Bee the effect of drink cried Lhe orator J
o co th etr
An empty borne an empty pockit1
AIsdworstf alL addwrTb inebriaw In
the back row Mn mclf bottle Ibrt 1
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Baking Powder Tests
The latest investigations by the United States
and Canadian Governments show the Royal Bak
ing Powder a cream of tartar powder superior to
all others in leavening strength
Statements by other manufacturers to lie con
trary have been declared by the official authorities
falsifications of the official reports
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of mercury and potash mixture They aff
gravato the disease instead of curing it
Life a Burden
I suffered for five years with mercurial
rheumatism which was Ibo result of potash
and mercurial treatment by physicians for
constitutional blood poison They not only I
failed to cure me but made mo a physical
wreck and my life a burden I then com
menoed taking Swifts Bpcclflo IS B 11 and
after taking a few bottles was entirely cured
both of the rheumatism and blood poison I
cheerfully commend S 88 to any one simi
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THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO ATLANTA 04
1
A GlnlAN PHOPZSr
Pastor BodeUekwlBBha Labor Institution
for Epileptic
BtBLttf Jan 10When Dr Friediioh ron
Dodelschwlngh entered upon his duties a
pastor and director of what Is now the largest
Institution In theworld forthe care and cure of
epileptics there were but two buildings the
Ebenezer and the Marlenstltt houses wherein
were 43 adult patient and 20 children under
the care of 4 Sisters and six probationers That
was In January 1872
Since the foundation of this establishment
np to 80th June 1889 a634 enltoptlcat patient
have been received into It of whom 170 may b
considered as having been perfectly cured as
they had no now attacksof epilepsy within the
year OU show considerable Improvement
otcured433 died 861 Thu89 remain who
are divided among the different educational
nursery and working station ol the estab
lishment
On a wellchosen spot about ten minutes
walk from the town of Bielefeld on a south
western slope of the Teutobtveger Wald where
the Romans under Yarus were beaten by the
old Germans under Herrmann I on tht foot of
the Spnrenberg tho many buildings were sue
cesslvely erected which are now known as
Bethel the renowned charitable Institution
of which Faster von Bodelsohwlngh has be
come the life and soul
I was ouo of the principal aim of tho direc
tor t prevent bJ proper and timely treat
ment tbe progress of epilepsy into imbecility
and to separate not only the sexes but also
the less affected from the more severely
afflicted ones Thus It became possible to
troat and employ the different classes of pa
tients according to their education mental
talents and former occupation
Therefore the enlargement of the Institution
became necessary and new houses had to b
built new households to be established
The Church Zion the foundation stone ot
which wee laid on July 1C 1883 by Frederick
William then Crown Frlnce of Irussla was
consecrated Nov 28 188 In the presence of
the Master of tho Order of St John of Jerusa
lem Prince Albrooht Prussia I Is visited on
Sundays by about 1200 of those more or less
afflicted requiring religions consolation for
their mental and bodily sufferings I stands I
on the highest point of tbe hill and towers I
above the whole colony a It wre protecting
and governing It Sixteen thousand different
donors from the live parts of the Klob have
furnished the capital required to erect It It
a room for 15UO persons and those patients
who cannot go ont reonlve tho consolations of
religion In tho Chapel Baronta And In their dif
ferent abodes In the forest close by where a
pulpit and an altar have been erected divine
service is also held In summer which is gen
erally attended by thousands of persons from
the neighboring villages Large voluntary
nollbborni lllel Larle
contributions are made on such occasions
Jut besides money provisions of every
kind are also sent to Bethel every summer
and autumn Christmas too Is celebrated
there In true German style and those able
to work prepare fame present or another for
the poorer sufferers
The whole Institution comprised under tbe
name of Bethel consists of theorlglnnl house
liethel containing at present only female eDt
leptics fiftyfour of whom mostly weakmind
ed girls are housed and schooled there Ltd
leptic children as a rule arc not admitted into
the public schools The big ones are taught
bl ontl
to assist the llttlo and more helpless ones
Those grownup girls who ore confirmed and
do not attend schoolabout 158 In an
numbr
are engaged In honsn and needlework and the
like Washing and field work gardening Ac
Is also done by some of them thus making
tlla
the Institution to some extent selfsupporting
1000 etnt 8IfAIPrtul
The establishment owns A considerable tract
or land which 1 well cultivated and assist
materially In providing for the dally wants
dal wauta
Epileptic patients of tho bettor classes and
still ot sound mind are received Into two sep
strata establishments men In Bermon
women In IJethaalen where they are
ltbaen
properly attended to In every respect
Tn
These houses are selfsupporting and have
not been erected bJ the aid of voluntary con
tribution They are well furnished and offer
olor
every kind of comfort and entertainment to
their Inmates Germane Itu slans Ameri
cans Belgians Swiss Danes men and boys
from bo found the best there families and of all ages are to
The life In Bethnnlen which contains
about thirty women of the better class Is
about tbe lao as in Herman A deacone8
and some Ulsters manage both Houses Tbe
station BersBbee has T been established for
tho benefit of those epileptic patients who suf
for from severe moro frequent attacks and fits
They require moreattontlon than those housed
In Herman The woman of this class lire in
Bethel lfe
Those workingmen among the patients who
re able to work at their trales are employed
and besides the baking of the dally bread the
making of new clothing and the repairing of
clothes different trades are carried Qn
such as bookbinding picture framing the
manufacture of portemonnales letter heads
sfr
envelopes Ao At the station Klein Naza
reth carpenter painters unoemaker sad
dlers and blacksmiths are employed at their
own trades To prove that they are all profit
ably employed It may be mentioned here that
the gardeners have earned in one rear
tbe sum of 8900 marks tbe painters 1939
marks and the bookbinders and connected
trades tho sum of 4600 marks They earn far
more now Even lSOOOnu brick are produced
there annually which are mostly sold fuced A
station Holiren ono bull nineteen cows sever
al 1 nlcm unit Cnn hnvaa AAn FIA nnnd Bver
r M
is iitiiinhi w r
otheragrlculturstation f and soareatItn and
t
Saran Nnln and Tabor wjiere a large and prf c
table trade In flowers and seeds IN carried on
Patients In all degrees of sickness find employ
tod emllo
ment here throughout the year
Carmel Is a station especially founded for
those convalescent girls who have been dis
charged from Bethel flrls could not find employment
loyment anywhere for the present There
ft ber
by are Instructed In washing Ironing cook
tar and the various household lrnlnl
The Incurable mon unable to do any kind
of work are housed In EbonEtir the boys In
Zoar the women and confirmed girls In Bllonh
the little I girls In Emmaus Zoar and Emmaus
were established to receive only epileptic chil
eplepto cbl
siren The were both established bJ means
of voluntary contributions of ono grosohen
each about 1 penny Two hundred thousand
groschens were collected which sufficed also
for the furnishing of both houses and left a bal
housekeeping ance of 1391 marks wheruwlth to commence
A home for small sick children many of them
orphans has been established and although
althoulb
not epileptic they are educated up to their
fourteenth rear An orphans home a home
for the children of workwomen who are taken
there at 0 oclock every morning to be Instruct
ed during tbe day has alto been founded In
connection with this Institution Children of
better families are also brought there for In
struction In Marlenstlft soineithlrty sick
girls and old women most of them widows
find a good home where they are attended
and provided for np to their lath
About seventy houses belonl to tW vast
charitable Institution Bethel which roo
entree annually the sum of 10XX > marks to
keep It up Of this sum 350000 mark t
shred by paying patients and the remainder
las to be raised bJ voluntary contributions
The director of this vast charitable estab
lishment to whose energy and seltsaorUlolng
character Its vast enlargement Is due Is the
pastor Dr von BodoUchwIngb Knight of the
Order of t John of Jerusalem a man of no
Orer
pretensions and always ready to help tbe afflict
ed and suffering According to tbe statistics
collected under ms direction there Is one per
son In every thousand afflicted with epilepsy
In Germany which would give us a total of
about 6QW epileptics in Germany
Cft Not
tvwfM J ° Mlaj > JU < i Rscorg
A shoeblack who rents a Walnut street cellar
for his business ealis his place a cafe clar
When Baby was t wo cave her Oantorla
Whoa a was a fldebe cried for Castorla
C a c 0
When she became Hiss she clung t Oastoria
I M O
Whoa she bad ChlUroa she gave thorn Oastoria
WHAT WK ARK ALi TALKtXO ABOUT
There Is on Broad street shrewd old broker
who has a branch house In Chicago and who
makes a trip every month to the Windy City
He returned yesterday after balancing up his
January accounts In tbo Western branch He
talked vein temperately but In rather an unhappy
veinLike
Like fOr man he saId who has any
dealing with Chicago people I havovrown to
feel a genuine admiration and Ilklag for them
A curious atmosphere exultation nnd enthu
siasm pervades the town and every citizen of
the pla < Is avlotlm or It They are keen busi
ness mm loaded to the marrow with pluck
otid grit and they work morning noon and
night At least sixty per cent of their
time IA l devoted to talking clnt the groat
ness and glory of their city but In
stilts of their business acumen hut are
absolutely unable to eee that they are rushing
on to a teirlble disaster with their World
Fair project Any one who attempts to figure
out the simplest financial problem Is looked
upon as a scoundrel They hare a sort ot boy
ish sensitiveness that makes It Impossible for
the shrewdest men among them to have a I
hearing It is evident to hundreds of business
men In Chicago that the Fair cannot result In I
anything but 1 financial fiasco as things stand
now and yet thee are unwilling to make their
Influence felt It Is a curious condition of I
things and It In a pity that some power cannot
step In aud lave the people out tbere irons
squandering a lot of money on what is practi
cally a lost venture They will never be able
tomtit enough money to nut up the buildings
without saying anything of the other ex
penses
Throe aged dukes have recently died In Eng
land and strange enough their deaths have
resulted In an Increased popularity of the turf
A duke Is a great person over there and his In
fluence IB usually felt The Dukes of Manches
ter Somerset and Bedford have of late years
been vigorously opposed to the turf It Is nat
ural enough that all of their heirs should fre
quent race meetings and fraternize with the
bookmakers Recently the three aged and no
isle dukes have died and three sporting helm
have succeeded to the titles The Duke of
Portland and the Duke of Beaufort are already
famous horsemen and now that they have
been joined by the new Dukes Bedford Man
chester and Somerset the turf will boast of a
titled following that must Inevitably result in
an Increased fashionable following
The very best patrons ot the auction rooms
ore women who are neither poor nor rich The
woman in moderate circumstances bars thing
at auction not only because they are cheap
but on account of her judgment which she is
willing to back The average woman Is I a de
termined bidder and as a rule she likes to
have the last word whether It Is with her liege
lord after the curtains are drawn or with some
one of her own sex who is an opposing bidder
at auction Women are excellentindgeaof the
Intrinsic worth of any articles rut np for sale
but they are away oil on prices and that is I
where the auctioneer gets his Innings They
love to attend auction sales Some women wlu
go to three or four sales In one day held In
different portions of the city It has or late be
come a sort of craze In feminine New fork
The London papers have been very bril
liant of late Generally they do not give
much space to now from the United States
even when our own papers treat It as of vast Im
portance During our Indian troubles how
ever the English papers made an exception to
tills rule They followed up events pretty
closely and gave long descriptions with Illus
trations of the light at Wounded Knee Greek
just three days after the battle occurred As a
feat ol newspaper enterprise it deserves com
mendation but when one recognizes the foot
that it would take nearly that length ot time
for the photographs to get to New York and at
the least six days more to reach London the
American newspaper hustler smiles The
fakir is widely known in these days in Lon
don as elsewhere
When it was announced a few day ago that
Mr Henry G Marauand of Now York had been
selected as the art director for the World
Fair there was a general feeling of satisfac
tion lisa choice could scarcely have fallen
upon one better suited by ability and judg
ment for lbs position But a gentleman said
yesterday that there was some doubt as to
whether Mr Marauand would accept the
place The difficulty seems to be that Mr
arqnand ha not received sufficient assur
ance from the World Fair Committee that
enough Minds will be placed at his disposal to
insure the success the art display at the
Exposition To i secure valuable treasures
from foreign Art galleries and bring them over
here will be nn expensive undertaking as Well
as ono that will require judgment tact and A
great deal of time The financial cloud which
has settled upon the Chicago enterprise will
have a cooling effect In every direction
Thomas A Edison according to o friend o
bis Is a vegetarian eschewing flesh fowl and
fish He enjoys fruits ot all kind grains of
every variety and likewise vegetables espe
cially those that ripen In the sunshine lie Is
very caroiul about his diet holding that It has
a powerful Influence upon the mind and Its ac
tion as well as upon the health and vigor of
the body Be has studied the matter under
the beams of the solar orb under the flash of
electricity under the Jaws of science and In
the light of reason It seems that be IB un
aware of anything like selfdenial in the prac
tice of vegetarianism and that he finds plenty
of delicious Invigorating and exhilarating
esculents outside of flesh fowl and fish lu
Chicago of course there Is a vegetarian soci
ety and It has a roll of members who are said
to be learned people Its President says that
photography shows the evil Influence of meat
eating upon the human body that half the
prevalent diseases are curaiila by abstinence
from animal food that lellglon Is helpless
against a flesh diet that many great philoso
phers have been vegetarians and that the
Chicago slaughter houses are disgusting A
long time ago tbero was a vegetarian society
here In New York but there has been no report
of its operations In recent times
Practical working of life Insurance Is one of
those things that cause men at times to for
get their business and family cares and pon
der on what Is known as the system on which
the Insurance companies are run T < ie method
of bearings mens life Involves an examination
of his physical condition by an oxDurt Some
times the expertisnbuildlug physician whose
laborsBiecliaracteilzed moro fully by enthu
blaam than by experience A short time since
a man of some business prominence yielded to
the solicitations ol fin luxurance agent and
agreed to Insure bin life for S20UUU After
he had gone over the financial details thorough
ly I with the agent a young doctor called upon
him asked him an Imposing array ol personal
Questions and out him through an extended
examination Then the young doctor loll and
n few days later the agent came up with rather
a grave face und announced that the company
mused to insure the merchant The physi
cian said that be had valvular trouble of the
heart und the company would not take any
risks on his life For nearly two weeks the
merchant eufinred extraordinary mental tor
ture The fear of dropping dead at a mo
ments notice was before him nt all times and
be actually lost In weight and health as well
as cheerfulness Some days later he spoke
to a mau who lund had considerable
experience In matter of that sort and
his friend took him up tt once to wo
of tbe most prominent physicians In New
York lie paid 1100 for written pinions from
the two doctors Both or them announced
that his heart was sound and that the man
wile In thorough health An application for a
policy was maUi to the company but they re
fused absolutely to take the risk A second
company wa applied to and after all the fuels
had been stated that company also refused
the applicant By that time ho had made uu his
mind that he did not propose to be slated
by the different companies as a con
firmed victim of heart illaoiixe and one day he
went down to one ot the most pretentious
Insurance ofllcea In the city gave a name
other than his own and announced that he
wished to oe Insured Tnov put him througb
the usual examinations declared him to be
perfectly sound In health und were anxious
tolnture him for any reasonable amount of
money But they did not succeed I had
made up my mind by that time he said to
place life Insurance companies uu my book
under the head ot unfinished business
Mayor Grant Mrc FltiilmtnooB Bpar
New OBLEAXB Feb 6Mayor Hugh Grant ot
New York and his party arrived In this city
today In a special car They were guests to
day of the Boston Club They visited foe
tournament at the Fair Grounds > this alter
noon and also the Fltzalmmons sparring
match before the Olympic Club tonight
L1 s J X
THE CAMPAIGN IN CANADA j
OFEXKD KAST KiattT IN TOTJOATO T jj
M St V2V > 1 J Tf I
A ft fit VsliVkTJVlf vfl 4 J > > 7 k
Sperehei by Tour Cabinet MinistersRip
John Thompson Nay the OovernmMt
Wish lo Hrcnre tha Approval of the
Country npfnro Approiithlng the Veiled
Htntm nn the Subject of Reciprocity
TORONTO Fob 0The Conservative fired
the first gun of the campaign here this even
Ing when addresses wore miide at a big mass
meeting by four Cabinet Ministers
The Hon Mackenzie Dowel Minister
ot Customs was the first speaker Ho
undertook to prove thai trado relation
with Oront Britain had Increased under
the national policy while there was a corre
sponding decrease In trade with the United
States ThU bo consldorx d n laudable and de
sirable thing
He declared that the people ot Canada wire
happier and moreprogresses than the people
across the line and they bad no desire be be
lieved to send n Senator to Washington 4
Sir John Thompson Minister ot Justice wa
the next speaker Ho referred to Blr Richard
Cartvrlgit an n man who went fishing with a
gun so unattractive was his policy to the peo
ple of this country I
They were not going to admit aa Sir nichard
would have them do that Canada wa depend
ent upon the United State for a market They
would find other markets and convince the
United States of their ability to Iho without
any favors from them
Blr John Macdonalda Government ho Mid
bad made every reasonable effort In the past
to meet the United States on the reciprocity
Question and any want of success was At duo
to them but to Mr Blames Government
The reason why the elections were called
just now he said was because In approaching
the American Government for a discussion of
reciprocal relations they desired to go with
the endorsement of the Canadian electorate la
their policy In this respect
Tb policy ot reciprocity which Sir Johm
Macdonald would discuss in March next did
not mean that they would give up the control
ot their own tariff or that they would adopt
any course inimical to the mother country
It did not mean either direct taxation the
abolition of the national policy or the pullln
down of Canadian industries for the benefit ol
American workmen
They Intended to ask for a treaty with the
United States that would be fair and honora
ble to both countries nod itwas upon that
proposition that they asked the endorsement
of their fellow Canadians lApplanso1
Th Hon Goprge K Foster Minister of Fi
nance undertook to refute what be termed the
doleful statement made by Sir Blehard Cart
wright that tin progress ot the country bad
been arrested
He referred to Goldwln Smith1 address oa
Loyalty In which ho advocated the abolU
tlon ot the office ot GovernorGeneral and
practical annexation for which be wu thank
by the Young liberal Club and the Jfobo
Turning from the Question ot rain and retro
gression he would call their attention to the
fact that the credit ot Canada toed today
higher than ever before and whin they re
quired a loan In 1888 they obtained the rate of
fl percent the lowest rate ever granted to a
colony
HVOR AND xoxtruxa
Bow the Bnltw or Tmrk y Pshed KM
AmbiuMtdor to Vtmiu
The facts behind the official announcement
that the Turkish Ambassador at Vienna died
of apoplexy prove that the Leader ot the
Faithful is thoroughly abreast of the tUnes
without in the least disgracing his unspeaka
le ancestors of rook and bowstring memory
This Ambassador Saodullah Pasha was the
confidential adviser of Abdul Ramble prede
cessor on the Ottoman throne He was there
fore In disgrace when Abdul Hamid became
Sultan But Badoullah was such a rare diplo
matist that he was not to be sent to join the
Prophet or banished to the fastnesses ot
Arabia Bo the Sultan sent him as Ambassador
to Berlin and afterward to Vienna Bodonllam
left behind him In Constantinople his wife and
his two children a boy and a girl to whoa lie
was much attached
This was fourteen years ago Badonllah had
neuer been allowed to return to Constantino
ple Whenever ho asked permission he wag
refused on the ground that his services at his
post were too valuable to be spared even a few
days He then asked that his family night
come to him This also was courteously re
fused At last the Sultan allowed his sea
go on to see him But in no way wa Badonl
lah able to arrange a meeting with his daujdb
tar to whom he was especially attached A a
sort of refinement ot cruelty the Sultan loaded
him with honor and decoration
The ambassador tendered his resbmatioM
but his master sent him an amiable note lay
ing tdat be could not do without so valuable A
servant He did not dare rebel His wife and
daughter were in the power of hi torturer
For tho lame reason he was forced to do his
best toward furthering the Sultan Interest
at Vienna
This state ot affairs has long been known to
the Diplomatic corps at the Austrian court
and Badvulloh Das received especial consider
ation Fourteen years of this acute suffering
tamped his face with deep and sad defection
lie grew to have the air of ono who expects at
any moment a mortal blow At last this ernel
ty so cleverly and unceasingly proionaed ic
duped him to a state ot melancholia
On Juno 2 a despatch from Constantinople
Informed him that his daughter was at the
point ot death lie at once telegrnphed for
permission to RO to her After tan days of
waitIng ho received a courteous but positive
refusal At last Hadoullab gave up hope He
realized that his banishment was for life
After brooding over this final stroke fivn day
be went out early the morning of Jan 17 and
brought a rubber pipe He returned to tba
embassy and locked blmsolt in his apartment
He put one end of the pipe over the gas burner
the other end In his mouth He turned on the
gas and druw several deep breaths When
they round him be was unconscious and past
restoratlou
The embassy at once announced that ho bad
died 01 apoplexy The Sultan uave personal
directions au to the honors to bo paid his re
mains and his memory The body was tukea
to Constantinople and the Sultan Is said to
have wept over his honored and faithful ser
vant At any rate hadvullah und bit family
wore reunited
This Incident shows clearly that the Sublime
Porte Is benellttlng by civilization Imuur I
the Lame and all other Turns und Tartar
must withdraw befoie their Improved de
scendant who so tar outdid the old method
which at the best meant n few hours of mere
physical torture and then the relief of death
Abdul Humid had all the joy of hening Hadvul
Ufa suffer exquisitely through fourteen yeais
lie had ulso ihe benefit of H great diplomat
skill during the beat period of hit life
Loss ofllCf nod Property In China
Six FIIANCXSCO Feb 0A letter from Shang
hai says that the GovernorGeneral of LI fling
Chang reports that the people of Schunn have
suffered terribly by flood In ten districts la
WenChuon the los of life will reach fully 1000
Immediately following the floods nt Jcl Cluing
a lire iiroko out and drmioyed thirtyfive
houses In three other places houses were
burned to the number of Ml Tho siitrerlng
among the poor la something terrible Tho
roads everywhere are difficult of passage ana
crowds of starving wretches are on heir way
to Shanghai

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