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THE EVEfllM 3TAR.
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Part 2.
Pages H 11=114,
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1901?FOURTEEN PAGES.
THE STAR B TO 1.
Says a prominent wholesalo
grocer of Washington:
"I do $90 worth of advertis
ing in The Star a month?$18
worth in all the other papers,
which shows what I think of
The Star. 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 $490,139 (with interest), paid by
the sugar company to Collector Bidwell on
sugars imported from Porto Rico. There
were nineteen separate cases Involved in
the suit, all of which were conjoined in this
case. The suits were brought on the appli
cation of the collector.
The decision is based on the opinion of
the United States Supreme Court that Por
to Rico is at the present time a portion of
the territory of the United States, and
that goods brought from that island are
not subject to duty in any port here.
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Tlie RellKlouM Dance at Seville.
From the London Spectator.
Seville Is the one place in the world
where dancing is a part of religion. The
dancing of the Seises before the high altar,
as I saw It at the feast of the Immaculate
Conception, to me. w$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. ' "Because," he
answered, "the British manufacturer, the
British merchant and the British trade
press are saturated with ignorance." I
think he really used the word reek, - and -
said that they-"reeked~with ignorance."- At
the time X attributed his answer to spleen,;
and though^' "htfle of It. tntk zteqe reading i
Fellden's Magazine I have eome to the con
clusion that there may be something- in R.
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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. M. Pearson; third, Rol
ford Miller. Time, 47 seconds.
250-yards swimming race; open to all.
Won by A. N. Tindall; second. Warren
Tower. Time, 3:35.
60-yard swim; for boys under sixteen
years of age. Won by Rodger Murray;
second, Carl Ricks; third, Warner Eaton.
Time, 42 2-5 seconds.
Dive from springboard and swim under
water. Won by W. J. Brennan, 40 yards;
second, L. F. Reinhardt, 30 yards; third,
Rodger Murray, 24 yards.
40-yard swimming race; for employes of
the beach. Won by John N. Salkeld; sec
ond, Bernard Hager; third, Henry Ran
som. Time, 27 seconds.
Plain and fancy diving. Won by P. C.
Lowe; second, Frank B. White.
440-yard swimming race; open to all. Won
by Rodger Murray. Time, 8:11.
Consolation race; 50 yards. .Won by Carl
Rlc]M>; second, E. Goodman; third, C. J.
Crawley. Time, 35 2-5 seconds.
.The officials were as follows: Referee,
-Alexander MeKensle; judges. Francis Nye
and Mr. D? Knight; starter, W. X. Stev
ens; timer* Daniel Curry; clerk, A. E. Wal
lw? ftr .
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DR. ROBERT KOCH. DR. EDWARD KOCH.
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Most physicians now indorse the new treatment
of I)rs. Robert and Edward Koch, using I?r. Rob
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At London Dr. Ed
ward Koch was regis
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SasgslUy After fSOO.OOO
Claim* have b?en filed wltb the Spanish
treaty claim* commission as follows: Jules
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and Imprisonment by the Spanish authorVi
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Jose Gregtirto Delgado, $181,548,
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contract for the erection of %
plant at the Portsmouth, N. H., fafx ]
to Snare 6 Trlest of New York it fM
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