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THE EVEfllM 3TAR.
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As an advertising medium for the city of Wash ington, no other paper is hardly worthy the name." MR. RIORDAN'S PLAN Prospactus of the Proposed Municipal Playground. SITE SELECTED IN THE SOUTHWEST A Club House Suggested in Con nection With It DETAILS EXPLAINED A public playground, to be operated in conjunction with the Washington schools." Is the way Mr. Ray R. Riordan announces In prospectus form a most comprehensive and attractive plan for a romping ground and club house for school children of the southwestern section of the city. In the proposition Mr. Riordan has em bodied the attractive features which made his summer or vacation school such a suc cess and revelation alike to pupils, teach ers and school and District officials. He will submit the plan to the Commis sioners, and it is understood Commissioner Macfarland has already been made ac quainted with the proposition and has ex pressed his approval of the idea. It will require an appropriation of somt thing over to furnish the playground, with club house, ball ground, and apparatus for athletic sport and development, and this Mr. Riordan confidently expects to get at tht hands of the next Congress. Similar enterprises can then be secured for other sections of the city. The site of the proposed playground is naif of the square located between M and N streets and ??th and 7th streets south west. This property at present is leased by the District government and used for the storage of bricks, curbing, etc.* It is feet on 7th street. .550 feet on M street! ?(>o feet on 'ith street, 22.'. feet on X street side,and around the outside of the fence is a parking about twelve feet wide. In the prospectus Mr. Riordan has il 1 w St rat ed the way the lot will be utilized. The ilan is not modi led after any similar Institution, but with the object only of meeting the needs of the people of that particular section of the city. The ball ti< Id wiil occupy considerable of the center ol the proposed site to allow of its use by many. It is believed that this will at once place the playground in high favor with the boys and men of the locality and leave many corners vacant which are now occupied by these same men and bovs whose tongues, for want of better topics' wag with idle gossip and debasing tales. Mr. Riordan proposes the foundation of several leagues among churches, working men. working boys and school bovs to play lor pennants during the season. Farther I ?e of PlayKround. I.egaues for the systematic play of cro quet. tennis, bowling, shuffle board and other games would be organized from the same sources?workingmen and wives or ?working women, boys and girls employed in stores or otherwise, school pupils?all schools?church and public. The players in any one league as a general thing would not be placed in other leagues, but twice or oftener a week open periods will be ar ranged whereby all will have ample oppor tunity to utilize all games. As the vard Is arranged by plan, nearly all* leagues could be working at the same time without Interference. General class work on the apparatus arranged for males and females he occupation of the lawns, swings see saws. sand coirt. one quoit court, one cro quet court will be optional at all times to > oung and old. tthLPTi0"3 arrangement the mechanics whom the weather prevents working will give off-hand instructions to whomever ma> be around and aid in the repair of Tabor api'liances as ma>' require skilled general care and cleanlir.ess of this in- titution will be in the hands of a con stant y changing cleaning department In cidentally a police department will likewise >? organized, mainly for the preservation swearin^rtheandi K!".adual filiation of swearing, the main "swearers" beintr kent sucheSL?.rth! fOFr Minor disturbances! i ? - bound to arise, will not be checked forcibly by the "officers," but re ported at once to the principal. A lire de partment along similar lines. drilHng each day with real hose, &c? will be in opera I- ield days once a month at least with a government band In attendance?if one can be procured?would be a strong feature toward permanent organization. f ?ur?mer the grounds would be open from u o clock a.m. until p m in Jin Ur from * m the morning until 10 at night The >In ii for the I*lnee "The success of the playground." savs Mr Kiordan. "depends entirely Qn the one man r marpe- That person should be a m*n familiar with children, should be andTh thC BmJorlty of the youngsters and their parents, should be resident of the community and have the respect of all wh. know him. as well as those who ej Ii',. , knowledge must be prao cal, a jack of all trades, but distine'lv master of himself. I, the m'n neS Jh' 'ul.rhe tTI bt stn,nK Physlcallv. h4 should b.< the leader in all athletic games and be master of such games. Such a m <n while not easily found or developed is th^ man In view when this plavground w^ planrit-d-Air. Maurice M, tz. Mr. Meu has ><"th health. brains and muscle in plentv ar.d. above ail, when working for the in Cvrus "p 0tHhor'VTms.t" constantly keep 'Niver look at" heSciork.-m?tt0 mind~ "No other employe would be neces^rv tu i i Ca^ wf th" grounds would bt en tirely in the hands of the users. The prin cipal would be responsible to whatever ns w n ai'lh"ril>' 'he school board would A "I^'of r^i aS l? Commissioners! # .U y r ' ls n:imed In the estlmiiM for this position. This ?alarv if h stitution fulfill* its mission 'should be > tarly increased Jluo until $i.am? isreached " The Club Hoime 1'lun. In advocacy of the club house plan Mr. Riordan says: It is thought a more nearly perfect in stitution can be effected by the purchase 0i a c,ub house, to be used as a winter adjunct principally to the playground. 1 roperty 1321 street southwest, between ? P!r,eltS' 1 n,on court and street which could be purchased at a low figure would make an Ideal club house Tho building is of brick, three stories and base ment. well preserved throughout. It covers an area of Si feet square. There are nine rooms, large, airy, well lighted and acces sit)l> located. The hallways are broad, cool and admirably suited for open-house pur Poses- The necessary improvements will Include lighting and plumbing. The heating apparatus is in good condition, latrobe sys tem, range in kitchen. ? i"5?L.th.e r^r the Pr?P^ty has a lot in cluded In the purchase price, 125 feet bv *5 feet. Adjoining this entire property Is a strip of land 16 feet by 150 feet? which has been used by the present occupants Without charge for the last fourteen years This property is owned by Mr. J B Ken dall 8uch a yard as these two properties Jrould make would be Just th# place for ?crawling- tots and the timid youngste^ for whom the excitement and noise of the larger grounds would be too great 'Th* gymnasium would be fitted with ?uch light apparatus as the playground did jot possess. This gymnasium would be Better suited for work with the women's Classes, a very valuable and very necessary ^ork. The same room, used In the even- i ings for gymnastic classes, would be used In the day as a day nursery. jA.J^rge per centage of the children in this section leave school at an early age or axe kept at home so often as to prevent their yearly promotion, which in the end results in their withdrawal, for the simple reason that they are needed at home to look after the younger or.es while the mothers shop, market, sew or do household work. This nursery would keep more children at school." It is proposed to limit the use of the play ground to the section bounded by Maryland and Virginia avenoes, the James creek canal and the Potomac. "Limitation of use," says Mr. Rfordan, in conclusion, "through parents' meetings at the schools, through the pulpit, the playground and the extent of its purposes could be made known. All wishing to take advantage of the privileges offered would need to register at the office in the grounds, being then issued a button containing a number; wearing this button would be nec essary for entrance to the grounds. Trans ferral of button would be valueless, as there would be but one number entered after each name, that name to be of the responsible party. "Tardiness, indolence, misbehavior at school would be quicker broken up by ex cluding the offender a limited period from the playground than by any other means. There could be no truants, none out of school who should be in school, for these would not be permitted to come in the grounds. "None would be allowed to loaf in the yard. We expect to have sufficient knowl edge of what that female or male can do at home to help out to prevent their stay ing at the grounds when the wood has yet to be chopped, or the dishes to be washed. "When men are out of a 'job' we hope to employ them?without salary?around the grounds until work is secxired. rather than let them drift to their general lounging places and forget they are hunting work. AH this, of course, must be done through the personal inlluence the schools, as in stitutions, and the teachers, as individuals, have on the people." CONOR ATI NATIONS OF RULERS. MrNKHKCH Scut to ItiiiTalo Forwarded to Tit is City. A number of the messages which had been sent direct to Buffalo were received at the State Department today from there. They included the following: "TEHERAN, September 11. "His Excellency, Mr. McKinley, President of the Republic. Washington. "I am happy to congratulate the Presi dent on his escape from the awful and ignominious attempt aimed at his persoji. I pray God and make the most sincere wishes for his early recovery, and shall further be very glad to receive reassuring advices froh him. "MOZAFFAR ED DINE, "The Shah of Persia." "YILDIZ, September 7. "I have just learned that your excellency has been victim of an accident. Express ing my most sincere regrets, I cherish strong wishes for his speedy recovery. "ABDl'L HAM ID, "Sultan of Turkey." "RACCONIGI, September 7. "The vile attack committed against you has painfully moved me. Italy joins with me in deploring the event and in hoping for the first magistrate of the great Noith American republic a speedy and safe le covery. VITTORIO EMANUEL,, "King of Italy." "LIMA, September 7. "I hasten to express my profound regret for the abominable crime perpetrated on the person of your excellency, and I form fervent hopes for the prompt recovery of your health. PRESIDENT ROMANA. "President of Peru." "QUITO, September 9. "People and government of Ecuador de plore attempt against your excellency, and pray for speedy recovery. "PRESIDENT PLAZA." The secretary of the treasury of Russia has sent the following to Mr. Gage, the Secretary of Treasury of the I'nited States: "Accept my most s'incere condolences on account of the frightful attempt committed against President McKinley. I share with all my heart the sorrow of the American people, to which we are bound by ties of sincere friendship and by economical in terests, as also in the earnest wishes of your citizens for the re-establishment to health of that eminent statesman. "WITTE." In response. Mr. Adee sent to Mr. Tower, American ambassador to Russia, the fol lowing: "DEPARTMENT OF STATE. "WASHINGTON, September 10. "The Secretary of the Treasury has le ceivod from Mr. Witte a touching tele gram of sympathy and condolence. He asks me to request you to make appro priate acknowledgment to his excellency, lie feels that this message is no less ad dressed to our nation than to himself, and that it testifies the deep affection that links the two peoples and finds its just expres sion on every possible occasion. The Presi dent's condition is most encouraging. "ADEE, Acting." VOLIXTEKR TRACK WALKER. For Nineteen Year* lie lian Traveled Between DemiiiK and Yuma. From Liuk and Fin. "Did you ever hear of the S. P.'s track walker between Deming and Yuma?" asked an S. P. conductor. "He is a queer char acter," continued the conductor, when he had received a negative reply, "and pas sengers often ask who he is, because of the frequency of his being seen on the road and his strange appearance. I have seen him many times at different points on the road and have heard that he is a lo coed individual who thinks that he is em ployed as a sort of inspector of way or track walker by the Southern Pacific com pany, and that he has to walk continually over the road from Deming to Yurna and back, and he sometimes gets as far down as El Paso, but I had never had an oppor tunity to speak to him until a few days ago. I then asked him several questions regarding his past life and his imaginary Job. "He Is a tall, slim man, and wears his hair, which is streaked with gray, long, and his face is never clean. But he is a. harmless old fellow, and everybody hu mors him; in fact, the people along the route which he has been traveling con tinually since l&Sli feed him and give him cast-off clothing. He told me that li's name was James C. Drumgold and that hp was fifty years old. He said he came down from California to accept his present job from the Southern Pacific, and that he had a brother living in that state. He said lie also had two sisters living in New York. He seems to be well educated and writes an excellent hand. His lunacy does not manifest Itself In his conversation, but his appearance betrays it, and the fact that he travels afoot over that long, dry stretch of railroad track through the summer and winter and has been doing so for nineteen years proves that he is mentally unbal anced. "Trainmen have asked him to ride, but he says he could not attend to his duties If he rode. I believe that if he should flnd something wrong with the track he would flag any train that might be approaching the dangerous spot, and thus prevent a wreck, but If such a case has ever hap pened 1 have never heard of It. The rail road men all know him, and he Is known by several different nicknames, but very few people know his right name." Rumors at Caracas. Minister Bowen at Caracas, Venezuela, has reported to the Navy Department that it was rumored there that the Venezuelan navy had Joined the Colombian vessels In an attack on Rio Hacha. This is in con firmation of the report received by the Colombian legation here. United States Consul Malmros at Colon also cables a confirmation of Commander Sargent's report as to the-presence -of a few filibusters on Provisions Island, near Bocas del Tbro. ? REBELS INVEST LA HACHA BATTLE IMMINENT AROUND THE COLOMBIAN CIT*. Government Sends l.OOO Reinforce menta and They Are Await ing an Attack. A dispatch from Willemstad, Island of Curacao, dated September 11, says: The French cruiser Suchet, which le/t Porto Colombia, near Barranquilla, September 5, arrived here yesterday. On her way here she stopped at La Hacha, a town at the mouth of the Rio Hacha, situated in Co lombia. on the west side of the Guajira peninsula, about 100 miles northwest of Maracaibo. The Suchet brings a report that the steamer Alexandre Bixio landed 1,000 Colombian troops from Barranquilla and Cartagena at La Hacha September 9. The Venezuelan gunboats Zumbador and Miranda and two others were off La Hacha. They were visibh^ from the town, the in habitants of which daily expected Vene zuelan troops to be landed at or near La Hacha. The Colombian troops there were awaiting an attack. Within the last week the Colombians at La Hacha have receiv ed considerable reinforcements. The Colombian gunboat Gen. Pinzon was seen September y off La Hacha, but im mediately upon the arrival of the four I Venezuelan gunboats the Pinzon put about and steamed away. The officers of the Su chet believe that fighting is likely to occur at La Hacha. The French steamer Versailles and the j German steamer Ascania were both at [ Porto Colombia September 5. Their cap tains were approached by the Colombian | authorities with a proposition to transport > troops to La Hacha. The Versailles [ asked $5,000 gold and the Ascania wanted $10,000 gold, which the Colombians were un able to pay for the transportation, which was not effected. It is evident, hjwever, that the Alexandre Bixio later conveyed the troops. About September 1 the Pinzon took 450 Colombian troops from Porto Co lombia to La Hacha. The cable between Maracaibo and Cura cao is broken. Maracaibo communicates with Caracas only over the government telegraph line, which the public cannot use. Nevertheless, it is learned on excel lent authority that an expedition, com posed of l.ooo Venezuelan troops, under Davail, the Venezuelan leader, which left Porto Cabello three weeks ago, bound for Maracaibo, and left Maracaibo September 4 on three schooners, towed by a small steamer, their destination being unknown, has arrived at its objective point and is reported to have safely landed on the Co lombian coast a few miles southeast of La Hacha, and that a second expedition, under the leadership of a Colombian named Cas tillo, composed of Colombian liberals and \ enezuelan sympathizers, left Maracaibo, overland, bound for La Hacha. Its present whereabouts or expected destination is unknown, but sufficient time has elapsed since its departure to bring the expedition near La Hacha. The Davail and Castillo expeditions to gether number about 1,500 troops, to which should be added about 1,500 Colombian lib erals, more or less well armed, congregated about the frontier. If a Colombian-Venezuelan engagement occurs in the vicinity of La Hacha and the vtnezuelans are successful, it will g've the latter access to a stretch of Colombian ter ritory, in Santa Marthe province, wholly lbeiial 'n sympathy, and therefore favoring th? Venezuelan liberals, and will permit the V enezuelans to approach the Colombians at ban Cristobal and Cucuta, frontier points, from the rear. Should the Venezue lans succeed at La Hacha, it Is believed that theii; numbers will be largely in creased by Colombian liberals. V enezuela has established a temporary naval base at San Carlos, not far from the entrance to Maracaibo harbor, where the government has stored provisions arms and about 800'tons of coal. The only communications between La Hacha, Maracaibo and Curacao are by courier between La Hacha and Maracaibo. The Suchet brought the French consul and some twenty-eight Frenchmen from La Hacha to Willemstad. The passengers of the British steamer William Cliff, which arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday from Colon, report that on Monday last, in anticipation of a serious attack on the part of the rebels, the stores there were closed, the streets were patrol led by soldiers, martial law was strictly en forced and the people were not allowed to discuss the situation. The officers of the st?amer say that so far as they could gath er most of the sympathy of the people was With the rebels and the countries assisting them. During the stay of the United States gunboat Machias at Bocas del Toro the United Fruit Company reobtained posses sion of the steam launch seized not long ago by the liberals. The mayor of Panama "has Issued a de cree enforcing military conscription In the case of all Colombians between the ages of eighteen and fifty. SENATOR WELLINGTON EXPELLED. Union Lea urn e Club of Daltimore Taken ViKoronn Action. At an open meeting of the board of gov ernors of the Union League Club of Balti more last night, the name of George L. Wellington, senior United States senator from the state of Maryland, was stricken from the roster of the club and he was ex pelled from membership. Following are the resolutions adopted to meet the case: "Whereas, the civilized world has been shocked by the murderous attack upon the life of President McKinley; and "Whereas the feelings of a common hu manity have evoked a world-wide sympathy for the suffering man and husband and his afflicted wife; and "Whereas all lovers of liberty have felt In this cruel attack upon the life of the President a blow at government by the people; and "Whereas the people of Maryland, in common with their fellow countrymen, have been overwhelmed with grief and sor row at this most dastardly crime; and "Whereas the people of Maryland have learned with shame and loathing that George L. Wellington, a representative of this state in the Senitte of the United States, has countenanced the act of this traitor to his country and enemy of man kind by repeated and public expressions of indifference to the act or its results; and "Whereas the said George L. Wellington is a member of this organization; now therefore be It "Resolved by the board of governors of the Union League of Maryland, That we consider that the conduct of George L. Wellington demonstrates his unfitness to associate with loyal citizens or right-heart ed men. "Resolved, That George L Wellington be. and he Is hereby, expelled from mem bership In the Union League of Maryland. a ..that his name be stricken from its ios Mr. Montell moved that a copy of the resolutions be sent to "the individual men tioned." This was adopted, and a rising vote was taken on the resolutions, which were declared unanimously adopted. ? ? PRISONER TELLS QUEER STORY. Man He Mardered Wanted Htm to "III Joseph Chamberlain. A dispatch from London yesterday says* Martial Faugeron, a Frenchman, who was charged today at Clerkenwell police court with the murder of Herman Jung, an old Jeweler of Clerkenwell, about ten days ago, told a remarkable story of a plot to kill Joseph Chamberlain, the colonial secretary Faugeron said he bad been the recipient of small loan* from Jung. The day of the rourtfer Jung summoned him to his shop, where they discussed the misery caused by the South African war, for which, Jung declared, Mr. Chamberlain was re sponsible. and Jung ,told Faugeron that if ho could kill Mr. Chamberlain he, June, through intermediaries, would guarantee him a fortune, tendering him ?10 to buy good clothes In order to enable him to ap proach his victim. Faugeron Bays he refused, whereupon Jung declared he should not leave the shop alive, and picking up a heavy Iron, rushed on Faugeron and felled him to the ground. Faugeron in self-defense drew a knife and stabbed his assailant In the neck. The prisoner who signed the foregoing statement was committed for trial. Jung was a noted Socialist, the last sur vivor of the group of which Carl Marx was a member. They formed the Red In ternationale in London In 1864. In spite of Jung's reputation of earlier years of being a violent and desperate "red." personally he was a quiet and skDlful organizer, and was never specially <?>nnected with any of the acts of violence in which his reputed disciples were involve^. PROGRESS ON WARSHIPS. The Illinois And a Number of Torpedo Boats NrariBg Completion. The naval bureau of construction has made public its monthly statement, show ing the progress of work on vessels build ing for the navy. Work on the battle ship Maine has gone forward at a good stride during August, that vessel having advanced six points dur ing the month, from 68 to 64 per cent of completion. The Illinois advanced from 98 to 99 per cent and the Missouri from 42 to 44 per cent. Work has begun on the bat tle ship Georgia at the Bath works, that vessel being set down at 1 per cent of com pletion. She is the first one of the five fast battle ships recently let to get under way. A good start has been made on four of the new armored cruisers. The Colorado, at Cramp's, advanced from 3 to 5 per cent during the month, 2 per cent of the work on the Pennsylvania has been done and the West Virginia and the Maryland are set down at .79 and .84 of 1 per cent, re spectively. Work on the California and South Dakota, at the Union iron works, has not yet been started. Brisk progress was made on the pro tected cruisers. The Chattanooga advanced eight points, the Des Moines five, the Den ver four and the Galveston and the Cleve land three points each. The new vessels, St. Louis. Milwaukee and Charleston, have not been begun. The monitor Arkansas made a jump of five and a half points, to per cent, and the Nevada and Florida advanced 1 and 2 per cent, respectively. Of the torpedo boat destroyers the Bain bridge, Barry, Ch^uncey, Dale, Decatur. Lawrence and MacDonough stand at 90 pc cent and over; the Hopkins. Hull, Paul Jones, Perry, Preble. Truxton. Whipple and Worden. at 70 per cent and over, and the Stewart is the farthest from completion, at 55 per cent. Seven of the torpedo boats, the String ham, Goldsborough, Blakely, De Dong. Nicholson, O'Brien and Thornton, are prac tically completed, and the other two, the Tingey and the Wilkes, stand at 08.5 and 85 per cent, respectively. Splendid progress has been made on the submarine torpedo boats. The Moccasin advanced from 70 to 80 per cent; the Ad der, from 75 to 85 per cent; the Plunger advanced six points, to 25 per cent; the Porpoise, six points, to 70 per cent, and the Shark, five points, to 08 per cent. WILL REPRESENT SALVADOR. Delegated Appointed to the Pan American CannreM. The legation of Costa Rica has just re ceived information that Senor Don Baltasar Estupinlan, ex-vice president of Salvador, and Senor Don Francisco A. Reyes, sec retary of foreign relations of that republic, have been appointed delegates from Sal vador to the Pan-Ameriean congress to be held in Mexico in October. Officially the Costa Rlcan minister, as a member of the executive committee of the Union of American Republics, expresses great satisfaction upon receiving this news, as Salvador was on* of the few countries that have not announced the selection of its delegates. Mr. Calvo's wife and that of Senor Estupinlan are sisters, and the two gentlemen named have been his inti mate friends since boyheod. Dr. Zaldivar, the minister of Salvador in Washington, will arrive In a few days, and owing to his delicate health, probably will proceed to Europe at once, where he is also accredited. Sngar Trn?t Recover* Dutlen Paid. In the United States circuit court in New York yesterday, Judge Lacombe handed down an order granting Judgment in favor of the American Sugar Refining Company to recover $490,139 (with interest), paid by the sugar company to Collector Bidwell on sugars imported from Porto Rico. There were nineteen separate cases Involved in the suit, all of which were conjoined in this case. The suits were brought on the appli cation of the collector. The decision is based on the opinion of the United States Supreme Court that Por to Rico is at the present time a portion of the territory of the United States, and that goods brought from that island are not subject to duty in any port here. ? ???? Tlie RellKlouM Dance at Seville. From the London Spectator. Seville Is the one place in the world where dancing is a part of religion. The dancing of the Seises before the high altar, as I saw It at the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to me. w$s not simply a curi ous thing, but a thing perfectly dignified, perfectly religious, without a suspicion of levity or indecorum. This consecration of the dance, this turning of a possible vice into a means of devotion, this bringing of the people's art. the people's passion, into the church, finding it a place there, is pre cisely one of those acts of divine worldly wisdom which the Catholic church has so often practiced in her conquest of the world. And It is quite a logical develop ment of that very elaborate pantomime, using the word In all seriousness, which the ceremonies of the church really are, since all have their; symbolical meaning, which they express b? their gestures. Al ready we find In them every art but one? poetry (the very substance of the liturgy), oratory, music, both of voices and of In struments, sculpture* painting, all the dec orative arts. costun|e, perfume, every art lending its service; and now at last danc ing finds its place there, In the one city of the world where Its presence is most per fectly In keeping. Probably a Tartar. From St.-aj Stories. A well-known Pacific coast attorney, who prides himself upon his handling of Chi nese witnesses, #ug defending a railway damage case. The lawyer is a bit near sighted, so failed to note when a Chinaman came upon the stand that the witness' clothing was of finer texture than the or dinary coolie's. Instead of following Che usual questions I as to name, residence. If the nature of an oath was understood, etc., the following dialogue ensued: "What is your name?** "Kee Lung." ??You live in San Frantolsco?" "Yes." . "You sabe God?" i ' "Mr. Attorney, if yJu mean 'Do I under stand the entky of but Creator? I will i- simply say that Tfcfa&dky evening next I shall address the tt$t? Ministerial Asso ciation on the sutaffct of The Divinity of Christ,' and shall Vfe ??pjwused to have you attend." when order was Kefcgoifed the examination proceeded on ordh)MV> likes, but to the day of hlsdeath the lawyer. %111 never cease'to be asked if he "snW tot" *? ? - . ? WOUNDED IN A DUEL Facts About Death of Prince Alex ander of Russia. SHOT BY LIEUTENANT MAXIMOFF Young Nobleman Was Related to the Present Emperor. TROUBLE OVKR WOMEN Correspondence of the Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, August 28?The facts about the death of Prince Alexander Sayn-Wittgensteln-Berleburg, generally re ferred to as Prince Alexander Wittgenstein, which were veiled In much mystery at first, are now common property in initiated cir cles. There was a hint of a duel at the time, but the wrong names were given. Prince Alexander, who was born in Tiflis in 18450, was traveling on the Finland rail way about two weeks ago, with two French women., The stdry goes that they were somewhat gay and appeared to have had more wine than was good for them. Their noisy conduct finally became embarrassing to Prince Alexander and he moved to the other end of the car. Lieut. MaJtlmoff, a distinguished young officer, who was wounded four times in the Transvaal war, the last occasion being at Orangeburg, en tered the carriage, took a seat opposite the French women and began reading a news paper. He has a somewhat peculiar coun tenance; In fact, he resembles a Jew. The young women immediately began exchang ing irritating remarks about his appear ance. He bore it patiently for a time, then put down his paper and said in French: "Mesdames, if you knew that I under stood French, you would, I am sure, not make such remarks about me." The Prluce Interferes. The women Immediately ceased talking and showed some confusion. Prince Alex ander rose, approached Lieut. Maximoff and said: "Those ladies are under my protection." Lieut. Maximoff saluted and said nothing, or attempted to laugh the matter off. "You appear to have failed to grasp my meaning," said Prince Alexander. "I said those ladies are under my protection." "I heard you and understood you," quiet ly returned Maximoff. "I expect you to apologize for what you said." "I said nothing that requires any apology or explanation. I think the ladies appre ciated my telling them that I understood their thoughtless remarks." Wittgenstein insisted on an apology and cards were exchanged. When seconds came to Maximoff he sent them back with the remark that he had intended no insult or slight to Wittgen stein or his companions and did not wish to fight about such people. Wittgenstein threatened to insult Maximoff publicly if he did not fight. The duel was accordingly fought on the Wittgenstein estates near this city. Wittgenstein fired first and the ball passed through Maxlmoff's hair. Max imoff fired low, intending to wound Witt genstein in the leg. He aimed too high and the ball pierced the abdomen. Wittgen stein walked to the house holding his hand over the wound, but died several days later. Maximoff to Be Dismissed. Lieut. Maximoff will probably be dis missed from the army: indeed, It is ru mored that he already had been disgraced. The Wittgensteins are immensely rich and are of royal blood. Prince Alexander was the second cousin of the present head of the house, "His Serene Highness Prince Wittgenstein." The deceased was a lieu tenant In the escort of his majesty and Lieut. Max4moff was an officer In one of the Guards regiments. The funeral was attended by the leading members of so ciety. BEGGARS IN SAN JUAN. Porto Rico's Custom of Distributing Alms Every Satnrday. From the New York Sun. Saturday Is beggars', day In San Juan. For that matter, every day is beggars' day to a greater or less extent, but on Satur day all the beggars from far and near Journey to the capital, there to collect their weekly toll from their more prosperous brethren. San Juan is never free from beg gars, as there are rounders to whom beg ging Is a profession. On Saturday, how ever, it Is safe to say that fully one-fifth of the people met upon the streets are Indi gents seeking alms. The halt and the blind, old men anl women and little children, all types are represented, each with hand out stretched, and it is no uncommon thing to hear from the lips of children probably the only English words they know: "America, give me 1 -ent!" Every merchant in San Juan has his own particular clientele. On the seventh day each merchant sets aside a certain amount, which he has previously changed Into cents, and to each one of his clients Is given 1 cent. Some of the larger or more prosper ous merchants give to every one who ap plies. One merchant takes his weekly al lowance for charity, changes It Into cents and places the money in a basket which is hung near the entrance of the store. Each beggar comes and takes his or her cent, and no more, and goes away. Some of the deformities which are exhib ited for the purpose of creating public sym pathy are disgusting and offensive. The worst cases are generally dragged about in little carts by big, healthy peons. The blind man, with haversack slung over his shoulder to hold the scraps that may fall to his lot, is led from door to door at the end of a short stick, guided by a stout wretch .who should be earning his living in the sugar fields. Thus the crippled mem bers of the family support the healthy members. Many and loud are the blessings bestowed upon the giver, louder are the curses rained upon the person who with holds his cent. If a more aggressive. Inde pendent and yet abject specimen of pov erty exists than the Porto Rican beggar, it would be hard to convince an American of this fact after he had passed a Saturday In San Juan. American Competition Abroad. From Harper's Weekly. There Is a man named Dr. Fellden In England who publishes a magazine, and In that magazine he has recently been unduly familiar with Americans.- He is especially severe on Mr. Thomas Edison, denying his superiority, and saying that Edison's achievements are of little value. Edison's methods, says the editor, are not scientific, but "rule of thumb." In another part of his magazine this Dr. Feilden mourns over American competition, and speaks of "the inauguration of the colossal trusts in America which are seeking to practically (split infinitive Fellden's) absorb the trade of the world by killing legitimate indus try." A few years ago I asked a British manufacturer why the Germans were tak ing away British trade. 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SWIMMERS SHOWED SKILL SUCCESSFUL, TOURNAMENT CLOSES BATHING HEAGH SEASON. Arba Tlndall Break* lOO-Yard Record ?W. J. Brennan'a Under-Water Per formance?Other Winners. The swimming and diving contests which annually mark the close of the public bath ing beach in the monuments grounds were held yesterday and proved the most suc cessful of years. The conduct of the con tests could hardly have been better, while the class of sport afforded the one thousand spectators filling the grand stand and lin ing the grassy slopes leading down to the water was first-class throughout. The con tests began at 2:30 o'clock and the weather was the most propitious. The police boat Vigilant, commanded by Captain Dean, transported the committee in charge of the races and the officials to the beaq}i, and officers from the vessel patrolled the course in small boats and kept it clear. The basin was crowded with small craft. The first race of the afternoon, the 100 yard dash, was won in record-breaking time by Arba N. Tindall, son of Dr. William Tindall, secretary to the board of District Commissioners. Young Tindall made the distance in 1.15, finishing several lengths ahead of his nearest competitor. Another member of the Tindall family, Lloyd Tin dall, won the clothes race. All the races were won in fine style and were run off quickly. Difficult Diving:. Probably the most interesting event on the program, from the standpoint of the spectators, was the diving contest. There were three entrants, Percy C. Lowe, Frank B. White and John Salkold. The competi tion was close>and the judges were in con sultation some time before announcing their decision, which was in favor of Mr. Lowe. He dived from the swinging rings in dif ferent styles," and then made a high dive, in Chinese fashion, with his hands folded across his chest. Young White's diving was also most graceful and difficult. The "dive and swim under water" was another event which elicited great interest and enthusiasm. W. J. Brennan won after a close contest with L. F. Reinhardt. Mr. Brennan's given distance from the float was forty yards, but he swam in a diagonal direction and hence was under water for a much greater distance. His fish-like pro clivities are so well developed that he was enabled to remain under water long enough to thoroughly frighten many of the specta tors. The contests were in charge of a com mittee composed of Eugene B. Wilkins, chairman; Robert T. Small, J. C. Ransom. W. X. Stevens, Alexander McKenzle and Dr. Greenfel. Summary of the Day. The summary of events follows: 100-yard swimming race; open to all. Won by A. N. Tindall; second, H. M. Pearson.; third, W. B. Hudson. Time, 1:15. 50-yard swimming race; for boys under fourteen years of age. Won by Fred Ru pertus; second, James Lyons; third, Ernest Lewis. Time, 42 seconds. Clothes race; 50 yards. Won by Lloyd Tindall; second, H. 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