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A MODERN CASANOVA;
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Stirring Story Recalled in Ba- j
varian Divorce Suit. '
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aot a ft nTiuiTiiiA nui/r *
lYlUb I Urtr I IVM I InlU UUM1
Abducted the Chief Beauty of a Turkish
Harem.
ENLISTED SYMPATHY OF QUEEN
Remarkable Career of Crime in Paris
a
?Many Amours Resulted in
Imprisonment.
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R;w?"i! to Tli? Star.
BKItl.IX, May 4.?In tho stirring chronirlfa
t>f causes celtbre few more remarkable
stories are to be found than that just S
iinfoldftl In tlie little Kavjrlan town of
Kempt en. during divorce proceeding*
against Georges Mar.olescu, soi-disant Duke
of Otranto and Prince- of Lahovary. most
captivating and irresistible of lovers, most
enteiprUiiiK and energetic of adventurers. f
most auttacious, unab. - hed and unblushing
of international thieves. This modern |
Casanova. to whom all hearts and jewel
cases seamed to fly open at a word, was ^
l>orn in 1"?7?> to a Roumanian officer's famlly,
and was endowed by nature with quite
extraordinary good Iooks. perfect form of
tiKiil'e. an Inexhaustible fund of enerev. a
Iiilck ard retentive mind, and a brilliancy
i< nd ? brightness which immediately won y
Un> continence of every one with whom he
came into contact, especially if they hap- t,
p.-m-d to be of the female sex. Fretting ,
under I lie restraint he fl^d while a mere 0
boy t'roai the military academy at Galitx, s
aim making his way to Constantinople, t
speedily won the good graces of the first of p
liis many victims, a high court official of t
the sultan, who loaded iiim with many s
favors. These he repaid by the .abduction n
of the chief beauty of his patron's harem, a
whom he carried ofT to Greece, together 1
witli a i'al pocketbook stuffed full of bank fc
notes. Shortly after crossing the frontier,
luiwpt nr ht< w.ia ? rwl ni?ni?rt?nflv
" -? " ' " v " " p?'"' - "W I
chagrined at this check to his career, he at- p
to commit suicide. The handsome v
youth w.is fortunate enough to enlst the t
sympathy of Queen Olga, who had St>en |;
litm while visiting the prison sick ward, o
Her majesty finally procured his release, {
and gav>- him money enough to return to d
Kiniman a. t
One- more, feeling that his fatherland did
not afford scope for his talents, he shippsd
as a stowaway at Bralla on board a grain
steamer hound for Marseille, and from that 0
port literally stole his way to Paris. Commencing
business in the French capital with
modest shop-lifting. he- soon acquired 9
enough capital to envelope his engaging per- o
sonaiity In the finest and the costliest of g
raiment, which in turn enabled him to perpetrate
i robbery from a diamond merchant
that put him in a position to rent a large '
villa In a fashionable quarter, drive his own s
rarri.n?,* in thp Rois ,1e Rnulmrne and hack I'
his own horses at Longchamps. He had '
many love affairs and these resulted In his c
downfall for awhile. The dashing Mano- 8
sou disappeared behind the gates of Gall- 3
Ion prison for a term of years. On his re- '
lease he favored London with a visit and s
fraudulently obtained enough funds to 0
maintain himself at a proper level of dig- '
nlly in Monte Carlo, whence, after filling :
his pockets by a combination of luck at p
the tables and with Imposture away from 8
them, he left the old world to effect a
conquest of the new.
Posed as Spanish Minister's Nephew, a
l.andlnz In Canada under the name of the tl
l>uke of Otraftto," he creased the continent >
to San Francisco, where he posed aa the ?
nephew of the Spanish minister at Wash- a
Inst<>n. A trip to Japan enlarged his ex- ?
perlence of the world, and in Honolulu he ^
made tlie acquaintance of a rich widow, his w
favorite species of prey, from whom he in- ?
veigled a substantial check drawn on the d
R.?nk of Kngland. At Chicago he is said
to have won large sums of money at the r
American game of poker, and *he only left n
the states when a millionaire, to whese ij
daughter lie had become engaged, began to
make Impertinent Inquiries as to his ante- r
cedents. u
Back In Londfln once more, he initiated c
O St'atum rk# * - ^ 1 1 * '
? v* iiuvri totriJtrriea wnicn were ex- i:
[><-rt-il to prove very profitable In the fu- ii
ture. though th,e first experiment was a
failure. His plan was to enter a room on
the first floor and If he found no one there
to shut the door and clear out the valuables
of the absent and negligent guests as rap- (
Hly as he could. If the apartment was
occupied he apologized courteously for his
mistake and withdrew. On this occasion s
the suspicions of an Intelligent waiter led
to his arrest. He was found in possession
of jewels to the extent of $15,000, and was c
sentenced to eight months' hard labor. t
His next exploit was In Brussels, where j
he strlck up a friendship with a rich Bra- t
ziilan whom he decoyed into a lonely part
of the town, where they were set upon by a
a gang of hired ruffians. His companion e
whs felled senseless to the ground and Man- r
oleMoti itftt>r riiittlnir Vila aasailanta tr, flight
escorted the injured man back to the hotel. ?
During the Journey he took the opportun- J
l'y of relieving him of a pocketbouft containing
S7.500. Hastening to Monte Carlo, *
disguised as the Duke o(-Otranto, be there e
made the acquaintance of a wealthy Hun- r
garian widow who purchased the fleeting 1
semblance of his love for the sum of 200.000
kronen, which, however, he rapidly gambled *
away at the tables. A hotel theft at Nice 1
brought him $3,0<)0, but also eight months' ?
Imprisonment.
Exquisite Manners Charmed Countess, <j
On regaining his liberty he set out for 1
Italy. In the same compartment there
traveled the plaintiff In the divorce suit,
then Countess Angelika Wilding von Kontgsbruck,
a member of one of the distinguished
families of the nobility of Saxony,
who was going south for the winter In the
interest of her health. She was accom- ?
panted by her mother and both ladles were *
charmed by the exquisite manners of this
wealthy Roumanian estate owner, as he
represented himself to be. The three stayed
at the same hotel, where a few days later y
Monolescu. who was then twenty-seven
years of age. proposed to the countess and
was accepted. The wedding was celebrated f
ny arcnuisiiw(j ui uc.-uua. in priBnn, anu
the witnesses were the Roumanian consul In
that city, the Marquis I^andi and the Duke
of Roberto Berlingort. The bride brought a
with her a large dowry, which was ex- ,
haunted to the la9t farthing on the honey- ,
moon, during which her husband was aci
customed to lock her in her room at nights 1
while he went in search of adventures. t
in the following March the pair arrived c
In Switzerland, where a child was horn, f
Kut in the meantime the volatile husband r
had embarked with a liaison with another c
lady of good family, with whose brother 1
li? fought a duel at I^eipsic. The family \
of the countess now assumed an un- f
friendlv attitude, and Manolescu suddenly Y
disappeared. The next time his wife 1
heard from him it wan in a letter written t
from Frankfort gaol. In the Interim he c
had visited America again and had stolen I
worth of jewelry in Philadel- e
phla. with which he returned to Paris for
the exhibition, where he made his first I
appearance as Prince Labov&ry. Later ?
lie proceeded to Berlin, where he won the c
heart of a rich American lady, his fellow a
Buast at the Hotel Bristol. t
Robbed With Beckless Abandon.
U'l.Ar. ttan rAllHtfAo o
w ?ch i.vi ? v.?.?. v ? i v .j ucuiuiiucu 5 uat ctn~ I ?
t?M that he was In a position to maintain | ?
her in a position to which she had been I
accustomed he walked upstairs and ran,
Hacked five bed rooms on the first floor.
As the $15,000 or 120.000 which he collected
In this way did not satisfy the
requirements of the situation he went <
down to the Hotel Kalserhof, and. re- i
peatlnic the same trick there, had the
Kood fortune to light upon brilliants to
the value of I2&.000 In the apartment of 1
a German nobleman. A man whom Mano- 1
lescu procured to pawn the Jewels was
orrested. but the chief culprit succeeded
In getting away in time. He was. however.
betrayed by the many women who i
lad participated In his fickle affection*
ind was run to earth In Oenoa.
Put on trial In Berlin, this accomplished
nternntlonal confidence man who spoke
very language that was of use in his
nternatlonal business and was never at
i loss for an expedient played the fool
>o successfully that the medical experts
leclared him Insane, and he was Interned
n the criminal asylum in the suburb of
lerzberg. There lie behaved himself so
rell that he won the confidence of his
harder. Then one night he attacked his
insuspectlng guardian, and. leaving him
>ounn and gagged, took his keys Hud
>o!ted.
''ince that time his whereabouts have
>een n mystery. It Is generally believed
hat he is In America with u French lady
Kissessed of considerable means, with
vhom he went through a marriage cerenony.
Only a few days ago. however, it
fas reported that an acquaintance of his
n this city had received a letter Jrom
lim in Italy, in which he announced that
ie was suffering from an incurable disla^e.
and that the only reason he had for
earinc his approaching end was the
bought of leaving "an angel wife and
wo pearis or cnilrlren." Tills. However,
s believed to be of the nature of a ruse.
rWO-GENT FARE CASE
PLANS OF RAILROADS IN VIRGINIA
ARE NOT KNOWN.
Southern May Contest Case in Higher
Court?Other Roads Said to
Favor Yielding.
tpeclal IHgpstrh to The Slar.
RICHMOND. Va., May 4.?The railroads
lave as yet Riven no indication as to what
iteps they may take looking to an appeal
rmn tho Hor-ieinn r?f tho ct tn.
- ?... ? v.v . luiwia v?? i iiv uiaic
ommission in the two-cent-rate case. If
he railroad companies are to make a court
ontest of the affair it is being kept a 3eret.
There .ire said to be good reasons for not
ranting to appeal. The railroads would
lave to give bond for every cent they might
ollect for passenger and freight traffic, and
hey would have to reimburse every patron
if the road for all charges in exce3S of pre
>waw~ia inirn n i:ir '111.11 uri laiuil .?iiyuiu
>o adverse to the companies. The com>anies
would have to keep books, rsltowing
he amount of fares collected on .ill nteriale
traffic, freight and passenger, the
lames of passengers and shippers, the
imoimts paid and addresses of the payers,
rhe cost of the clerical force would be rone
leyond recall.
Railroad officials are not making known
heir plans in connection with the matter, a
tolicy of silence obtaining among those
vho are to deal with the subiect as between
he companies and the commission. There
s a rep< rt that the whole matter will turn
in the action of the Southern Railway
Company. This road, it is understood, is
leslrous of prolonging the already proracted
hearing hy invading the courts.
Attitude of Southern.
It is understood that the Southern, which
iperaus a number of branch 1'nes which
ire allowed a rate higher than that pre
cribed for the trunk lines, will have one
>f the branch roads make a fight, and the
(outhern will aid the smaller lines.
The suggestion that the roads may atack
the decision of the commission In the
upreme court as to the combination of
ewers being exercised by the commission?
egisiative, judicial and executive?there <
an. It is said, be exceedingly little, if any,
:round for believing. That question was
ettled by the supreem court of Virginia,
vhen the Strasburg case was decided, the
upreme court sustaining every contention
if the c/unsel for the state in that lltigalon.
The commission is vested only with
he co-ordinate powers, in so far as they
lertain to tlie actual work of the commis- '
ion.
Willing to Give Trial.
The other railroads or the state, the Chespeake
and Ohio, the Atlantic Coast Line,
De Seaboard, the NorfoHt,aij4 Western, the j
lew York, PhUadelphla^an-d Noftalk. the ]
tichmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac J
nd others, are willing to abiOe the decision 1
f the commission and to give the new
ates a fair and impartial trial, content
rith the knowledge that should the rate .
rork a hardship on the roads the commision
would see that it is corrected without '
elay.
If the Southern determihes to have the
naiier airea in me couns me oiner lines
iay be compelled, to avoid seeming division '
n their ranks, to unite In the proceedings. '
Two lines are favorable to accepting the
lew order of things at once and ending the
natter. In case the railroads go into the
ourts the matter would take precedence
n the supreme court of this state, except
n criminal cases.
NOT DEAD, BUT SLEEPING.
)ne Buried Alive and Another Restored
in Nick of Time.
prciil r?ljle)frim to The Stir.
PARIS. May 4.?An old farmer named
?handru was buried alive the other day at
he village of Sarlat in the Landes. He fell
II a fortnight ago and afterward lapsed lno
a state of coma, which was misundertood
for death. When the coffin was lowred
into the grave the bystanders- heard
aps and groans coming from wltiiln. They
an to tell the mayor and when that ofIclai
arrived half an hour later the lid of
he coffin was wrenched open. The man
i-ax dead, but the changed and agonized
xpresslon on his face showed that he had
egained consciousness after he had been
laced In the coflln.
Strange as It may seem, another Incident
ras reported about Uie same time of aimlar
import at Ix>ex, In Savoy. Jean Uodird,
a man of .seventy-six. fell unconscious
n a swoon and remained unconscious so
ong that his neighbors believed him to be
uu n?l?lilM>m therefore wranneri
lim in a shroud and placed lighted candles
it the foot of the bed and at the head of
he bed. Then the women recited prayers
or his soul. Suddenly the man sat up and
ooked ground him in astonishment. The
vomen screamed and fled from the cottage.
hinkiiiK they had seen a ghost. Ultimatey
some peasants were found bold enough
o venture Into the cottage, where they
oon assured themselves that tlie old man
vas really living.
NOTED PARISIAN CHARACTER.
D nique Shopkeeper Retired After 23
Years oa Paris Street Corners.
<P?'U1 Calilrsrim to The Star.
PARIS. May 4.?Another old familiar face
las passed from the ixni levards. The
indent lady wizened up like a mummy and
rlth seven or eight separate and stray
* -* *?*? n Ka?i * )iai> on rt frnm
OCKS UI HUM iaii'ii?
inderneath a crooked cap. who had kept
he t(ny tobacco shop on the boulevards
>pposite the corner of Chaussee d'Antin
or twenty-three years, has sold her buslless
and Is retiring. She was the most
xoss-Kralned and cantankerous old lady
n all Paris, but all Paris knew her and
vlll miss her. For twenty-three ;ears she
las bullied every known figure on the
>oulevards. She seemed to consider It an
nnrwrtlnence for any one to walk in and
>uy a cigar, thus Interrupting the incessant
onversatlons which she carried on with
ler strange raughter?handsome, but dress d
In the most astonishing *nd faded finery.
The fnother had been a rich woman In
ler day and never missed a first night.
Ihe spent her own fortune and the fortune
if her husband gaily, then took the tobacco
ihop In a house which afterward belonged
0 Cornelius Her*, the shady financier,
irhere half Paris visited. She will now
lve comfortably on her savings "and look
ifter the upbringing of her nelce, who Is
1 youthful dancer at the opera In "First
iuadrilie."
Addicks to Bun for Mayor.
WILMINGTON. Del., May 4.?J. Eld ward
Addicks today announced tbat In the event
if the renomlnatlon of Mayor Horace Wilson
by the regular republicans he wtU become
a candidate for the union republican
nomination for mayor.' The mayoralty
election will be held Jun? 1. Addicks today
registered from the home of his nephew in
this city In order that he may be a qualified
voter at the coming election. He formerly
voted at ClaremoBt ?
BERLIN NEWS LETTER
Index of Feeling Over Proposed
Hague Disarmament.
A PRINCE EITEL INCIDENT
Interesting Dispute Between Kaiser
and a Tenant.
GERMAN RULER SEEKS EVICTION
Danish Merchant Had Time of His
Life With Bold Hold-Up Artist
in ills Home.
\
Special Cablegram to Tlie Star.
BERLIN, May 4.?The general feeling in
Germany toward the disarmament proposed
for The Hague peace conference is illustrated
by the action of the Altona police,
who have forbidden the exhibition of a
poster of the peace society because it contained
the following words: "If the -work
of The Hague conference should come to ]
nothing our burdens would be increased j
and In place of whips there would be scor- j
pions. Those, therefore, who mean well by
their people should associate themselves
with the effort to exercise the pressure
which will be necessary to impel the official
representatives at The Hague to fruitful
labors."
One of the weekly papers relates the-following
incident of Prince Eltel Frledrlch:
As the nrince was watkinir in the irarden
of the villa with the princess, where they
recently took up their quarters in Potsdam,
they became Interested in the work of
some masons who were constructing a rockwork
fountain. Finally their royal highnesses
seized hammer and trowel and applied
themselves to the task. Half an hour
elapsed before they had tired themselves
of this unfamiliar occupation, and they returned
to the house with their clothes fairly
covered with mortar.
An Interesting dispute between the emperor
and one of his tenants has just come
to light before the court at Insterburg, in
pa?r Ppimala Ahnut ti third of a mile
from the favorite royal hunting lodge of
Rominton lies the so-called Kalserhotel.
which four years ago was let to a man
named Kaiweit for a term of twelve years
at an annual rental of ?>50. following the
example of hia- predecessor, the tenant diss- 1
pensed alcoholic liquors, without troubling
to obtain the usual license; nor was his
right to do so disputed by the local authorities,
it being assumed that the property of
the-emperor stood in this respect above the
law.
Kaiser Tried to Evict Tenant.
Last autumn, however, the office of chief
court marshal, on the ground of sundry
grievances, applied in the minor court of
Golflap for the eviction of Kalwett. The
tribunal declared the matter to be beyond
Its competence, and a plea for the recession 1
of the lease was- then lodged at Insterburg.
Pending the hearing of the case. Kalwelt
was forbidden by the local authorities to
carry on the business of publican, and another
man who was regarded as his eventual
successor In the Kaiaerhotel was
granted a license and provisionally accommodated
in a house also belonging to the
empt'i ur.
Forty witnesses were heard In the proceedings
at Insterburg. and it was sought
to prove that Kalwelt had been addicted
to drunkenness and had allowed disturbances
to take place on the premises. .
It was shown that on. two occasions the I
house had been kept open beyond the legal
hours, and that on one of these some row- dyism
had been caused by a number of the 1
emperor's grooms and chauffeurs, who had J
assembled to celebrate a birthday. It
was further stated that in the summer
time 200 workmen were employed at Romlnten,
and were obliged to make consid- j
erable use of the hotel, as their sleeping
quarters were stables and barns. They
nmiion/1 tkamealcaa o f liir thair f\n<n fnoKInn
auiuaru iiicuiornca ami luru un 11 laaiuun
with music and dancing, which was not exactly
conducive to the peace and the quiet
of the other guests.
Prof. Richard Fri-se, who had been at ^
Rominten. at the emperor's invitation, said
that as the tap-room, the hotel and the a
restaurant were all under one .roof, and the s
building was of light construction, it would o
have been difficult to avoid a certain j
amount of disturbance. The steward of
the schloss, however, was obliged to con- 0
fpss that hp hari hpard nnthin? nf thp ?1- 2
leged drunkenness of Kalweit. Eventually
the court found for the defendant, who ap- ,
p&rently will remain tenant of the hotel,
without, however, a tap room license. a
Exciting Time With Bobber. |
While Herr Tidemand, an elderly Danish a
merchant who occupied a ilat In IConlggrat- ,
serstrasse, one of the principal street* of t
Berlin, was sitting quietly alone In the
house about 9 o'clock in the evening the i<
other night the door bell rang. ii
Quite unsuspectingly he opened the door ?
and was confronted by a young man who 0
at once stepped into the corridor and asked 1
to nave a iew woras wun mm, simuitan- '
ecu sly handing him a sealed letter. The j
merchant opened the latter and read the. i
disconcerting statement that unless he immediately
paid the bearer the sum of ?2<W 1
death awaited him. This communication
was signed "The Committee of the Black
Mask." Herr Tidemand looked up and
inquired if his visitor was mad. The latter
thereupon drew a black mask over his face, 8
and, whisking a revolver out of one of his
sleeves, pointed It at Herr Tidemand and .
shouted: "Hands up."
The merchant made an attempt to grapple '
with the blackmailer, but before he could n
reach him four shots had been flred from (
the revolver. Two of them lodged in his
left arm and shoulder respectively, while
the other two merely grated Mm. The
wounded man ?ucceeded in reabhlng the
window, forcing it open and shouting for
lielp^ But down in the street stood an open
carriage containing another young man,
who exhorted the startled paasersby to pay
no heed to the appealing cries, saying to
them: "The fellow up there ! craiy." Immediately
he left the vehicle and made off.
Meanwhile the would-be assaasln had flung
himself upon his intended victim and attempted
to drag htm away from the win/Intir
XttoT n strilfrelfft h(>1n
The assailant waa found to be an unemployed
laborer. ^
SNAKE CHARMER BITTEN. *
Terrible Experience of a Welshman
With an Adder.
Sperlal Cablegram to The Star.
LONDON. May 4.?Henry Richards of
Maesteg. near Cardiff, who waa known
locally as "Henry, the Snake Charmer,"
had a terrible experience with an adder a
few day* ago, from the. effect* of which he 1
is even now only just recovering. '
He was showing an adder which he had c
Just caught to some friends when it bit i
his finger. He merely laughed and in a c
spirit of bravado placed the reptile's head 1
in his mouth. . j
The adder bit the roof of his mouth, and ,
with a shriek of terror Richards ran to ttje i
nearest surgery, writ*re lie cumpua. tie
was treated and carried home unconscious
and although he is getting better now his s
face and hand are terribly swollen. His !
father was killed by the bite of a snake. ^
Richards has a habit of carrying at least t
one snake with him and sometimes he has c
as many as nine in tlis pockets. His t
method of capturing snakes Is very inter- 1
eating. He takes a white handkerchief to I
which the attention of the reptile is direct- t
ed. Then he grasps Its tall and places It
across his arm. when it la said to become 1
quite still under the man's Influence. c
Richards declares that he had been three I
years searcning ine particular una 01 a c
snake that bit him and that he happened r
not to be familiar with all of the eccen- t
tricities of the reptile. However.' he de- c
clares that he will conquer that particular c
kind of a snake yet.
Scoll Bros.
"The
Ideal Credit J?y;
I r Our Ideal Credit System Is
without any fee or charge for
thousand are honest?their wor
scaled legal document. We'll ti
for all the furniture, etc., you
Sensation
Chiffoniers.
| 50c Down; 50c Weekly.
! This solid Quartered Oak Chiffonier,
with French bevel
j plate mirror, which ^ ^ ^
cannot be had else- |L II
where under $1:!.50,
I for
j $20 Chiffoniers, $15.00.
! $25 Chiffoniers, $20.50.
$30 Chiffoniers, $25.50.
1 r~r
U Fine
il Go=Cart
| 25c Weekly.
| Just received another lot of those
very handsome little a ^ __
FoldingGo-Carts with tk I ' V C
rubber ti'res; wood ^1/ Me#
Keats. Special price..
Scoll Bros.
iiRYELS AT AMERICA
'AUL DOUMER, FAMOUS FRENCHKAN,
TELLS HIS IMPRESSIONS.
PARIS, May 4.?Paul Doumer, ex-presilent
of the French chamber of deputies,
ddressed a large audience at the univerity
here today and gave his impressions
if his recent trip to America. He said
le was almost overpowered at the marvel-.
ius material development of the country
,nd the Indomitable energy of the people.
Although the distinguishing characterisic
of America today was the race for the
/tnllor thp nrndliral endowment Of
iniversltles, museums and libraries, Mr.
ioumer said, was raising the Intellectual
md artistic ideal of a nation "fated to
reigh heavily in the destinies of civllizalon
and humanity."
M. Doumer then said he considered Amerca's
greatest perils to be the unchecked
nflux of emigrants from the inferior races
f Europe, the extraordinary fecundity of
he negroes, and the diminishing birth rate
f the original American stock. He spoke
n terms of high praise of the charm of
Imerican women, but nevertheless he adured
French women, while admiring their
ransatlantic sisters, to remain French,
n conclusion the speaker said:
"The more I travel the more I learn to
ove my own country."
ATLANTIC CITY.
Ipeclil Correspondence or TUe Star.
ATLANTIC CITY, May 4. 1907.
Hundreds of visitors to the resort during
he week have been greatly interested in
-iewing the wreck of the Ashing schooner
Charles W. Parker, which went ashore
nore than a week ago on the south bar of
he inlet, about a half mile from the life
itation.* During the week wreckers have
>een busy stripping thp vessel of all her
'lggtng, etc., ana mc uveiauuii w? m?uim
?y a large number o( people. She Is fast
going to pieces, and collectors of souvenirs
match up pieces of the wreckage almost
is soon as they are washed upon the shore.
The Hotel Frontenac was overwhelmed
vlth an Inrush of brides and bridegrooms
he other day.
The month of June will. Indeed, be "con-entlon
month" In Atlantic City, for there
-m i???t a. half dosen organisations
ne.eting here. Another that haa Just been
idded to the Uat la that of the National
Vssoclatton. Master* of Dancing, which will
>e held at the Hotel Ruleign, June 3 to 8,
nclualve.
The railroad company la experimenting
rith electric locomotives on the third-rail
ine between this city and Camden, and If <
he experiments prove satisfactory the engines
will be used in running the heavy ex:urston
trains that will be brought here
<ver the electrlfc line in the summer. The
rials are being made In hauling freight
rains.
The Hotel Lelande, at tne toot ot .\iassalius*-us
avenue, has opened for the season
lqder the proprietorship and management
>f Mr. J. B. Hawk. Who has controlled It
or several years. The house is greatly Jna>roved
over last season, and with Its perect
ocean view, its broad lawn, comfortable
torches and excellent service It Is one of the
nost desirable stopping places on the
sland. _
**" TT-4--' T ? It a ex Annna/1 fr\w V. V?
1 lie IlUiei uamcui-c una W|rv?w .VI W?J
leason under the management of P. J. Mc- ;
v'amara, a well-known hotel man of Pottsille,
Pa., who ran it last season. The Lawen
ce is located close to the Boardwalk and
enter of the amusement district, and is .
roll lrn.-iwn to hundreds of visitors here.
["he house has been improved since It closed !
or the aaaon. and Is made thoroughly up- '
o-date in every phase.
William Hyman. who will conduct the j
-lotel Islesworth this season, has Just '
ipened the large grotto. This room, which ]
s one of the largest buffets in the city, has
cen rebuilt and converted Into one of the (
nost attractive places on the island. More ,
han a thousand people attended the formal \
ipentng, which occurred last Saturday I ]
vi-ninj?. < <
Samuel S. Phoebus of the Hotel Wiltshire i
%
BBBB ?- i i i 'i
& Owens, 42
) Baltimore Store 1
stem.
the plan which takes its pay in parts
the accommodation. men out of a
.1 (a {..ft no .to nnlf .1 an<l
u is jusi no an? Oigiir u auu
?ke a promise from any of you as surety
i want.
ial Bargaii
I nrt?csprc.
5oc Down; 50c Week,
"8#
This well-built Oak Dresser, with
large oval mirror
and excellent UZ 1 'j f If 1
finish, reduced Jl 1 m\J\J
from *17.00 to.... ^
$24 Dressers, $18.
$30 Dressers, $25.
$3* Dressers. $28.
Dining Room
Chairs.
0S?2a 35c Down; 25c
HO Weekly.
II11$ H Polished Quartered Oak
It nt II . ?ox t;ane Seat Dining
Chairs, heavy claw feet;
|PSq3gB such as are sold for 13.
Tl $3.00.
Mirrors, $7.95.
25c Down and 25c Weekly.
18x40 French Plate Mirror, with beautiful
gold-burnished A __ _ ^
gilt frame, will be J II C
sold as a special J ? s
fOff
. & Owens, 41
era VP his Annual dinner to thA Tnpmlvrfi n
the Atlantic City Press Club last Saturda;
evening. It was a characteristic "Phoebu
dinner." with the best of everything on th
menu and everything in abundance. It wa
wholly informal and one of the most en
joyable affairs ever given in the city.
Mrs. George Nelson of New York, wli<
has been spending several weeks at th
shore, left here for her home in New Tori
Monday. She is getting ready to spend th
summer abroad, and will sail .from Gothan
in a uuupie or weens.
Gen. John A. Haideman, who was mln
ister to Spain in President Lincoln's flrs
term, and who lias been spending the sprinj
here, returned to Washington this week.
Dr. Thomas M. Joyce of Washington I
spending a couple of weeks here. He 1
staying at the Hotel St. Charles. J.
A. Poffenberger of Washington is i
visitor at the Grand Atlantic Hotel for ai
extended stay.
Miss Marguerite Burnet of Washingtoi
has registered at the Hotel Albemarle for ;
protracted stay at the shore.
Mrs. W. L>. Marsh, Miss C. E. Marsh am
Ulm L-I VI * i
*w?ot? **t? * itiiaii wi n aaiiiugu/n aic regis
tered at the Hotel Morton. They will be a
the shore for the month of May. Amon;
other well-known residents of Waahlngtoi
registered at the Morton are James Lyalc
Mrs. Nora Hoegelsberger and Mlsa Sara!
E. Simmons.
Alfred Kane, a prominent business ma:
of Washington, is spending a couple o
weeks at the shore for the benefit of hi
health. He is making the Berkshire In;
hifl hAflHnuflrtara whila ot ho w*\an,ft
T. R. Marshall of Washington is spending
a week at the .Hotel St. Charles. He 1
accompanied by Mrs. Marshall.
Dr. William P. Collins is staying at th
Hotel Raleigh.
Capt. W. G. Fitch of. the United State
army is spending a couple of weeks at th
Brighton. Mrs. Fitch accompanies him.
The following residents of Washingtoi
have registered at Atlantic City hotels dur
ing the week:
The Algonquin?R. E. Hall, J. E. Boye
and Mr. and Mrs. R. 8. Magee.
Berkshire Inn?A. Kayne.
The Cedarcroft?Miss E. E. Steelman ani
Mr. and Mrs. H. Brighton.
Hotel Chalfonte?Mr. and Mrs. 8. W
Scott and daughter, J. Martin and H. C
Davis.
Hotel Continental?J. Pircell, Charles Yea
born and W. Kelly.
P?nln> Unit A T Plon a n/J Upfl T. C2
^?o?5 xiatt n> *. ikiuv. anw wto. *-?. v.
Ormdorf.
Hotel Dennis?J. 'J. Wlnfleld and Mrs
Henry C. Adams.
The Frontenac?Miss. A. Cromwell.
Hotel Gladstone?Mrs. S. Robinson.
Haddon Hall?Mr. and Mrs, Lee H. Her
rell, Mrs. J. F. Crosperi, W. C. Keegins
P. C. I. Freeman. Miss Edna Darling, Mlsi
Cynthia Johnson. Paul Dar.ing and.B. B
Wilson.
Hotel Holmhurst?Mr. and Mrs. W. E
Schneider.
The Kenderton?J. D. Stroud and son.
Hotel Loralne?Mrs. F. H. Shults.
Hotel Maraiena-i.. utm<r>;
Hotel Monttcello?Mr. and Mrs. M. E
Dawson and Ed. J. Cantwell.
Hotel Morris?Mrs. Bertha Lackaye.
' Hotel Morton?Mrs. W. L. Marsh, Mlsi
C. E. Marsh. Miss Heinman. John Leek. S
E. Simmons and Mrs. N. Hoegelsberger.
The New Epgland?W. K. Ellis and J. A
Kritfx. Jr.
Hotel Pennhurst?Mrs. C. Lapman. ,
Hotel Rudolf?Mrs. J. Hillman.
Hotel RaleJgh?Mr. and Mrs. J. Francli
Jr^ and J. P. Keen.
Tt>e ?i. ciare?v. v. oro.wn.
The Bhoreham?Mrs. D. W. White. -jr.
Seaside House?Mrs. A. E. Helskell. Mr
and Mrs. E. U. Cox and William N. Ellis.
Hotel Wiltshire?F. S. J. Acker,
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THE HAGUE CONFERENCE.
K*mM at tha Ifathcrlandi Sslaeitei
Announced.
THE HAGUE, May 4 ?The names of the
ielegates of the Netherlands to The Hasue
peace conference was announced today and
ire: Deputy W. H. de Beaufort. T. M. C.
Asser, minister and councillor of ptate:
Lieut. Gen.. Jonkheer J. C.' C. Den Beet
Portugael, councillor of state; ftekr Admiral
Jonkheer J.- A. Roell and Deputy J. 8.
uoen. ine iubibiiuii arc Juimntiei
Dr. W. J. M. Van Eysinga, chief of the
department of political affairs -of the foreign
office, and Jonkheer Dr. H. Van Karnebeek,
chief clerk in the colonial ministry;
Lieut. Col. Van Ordt, professor In tbe higher
military school, and Lieut. Surie of the
navy have been appointed expert advisors.
19-431 Ninth !
With Baltimore Pr
I r" ?. .?
Our Cash Prices
At all times, and on everythI
to name! With our chain of
buy In tremendous quantities.
Rained by these immense oper
prices absolutely the lowest t<
is in Furn
f Combination
Bookcases.
rv T*T 1 1
50c uown; 50c weeKiy.
Combination Bookcases, of quartered
oak or mahogany finish; (shaped French
plate mirror over desk, pigeonhole
Interior; four ^ ^ a _
book shelves and I W i^fl I
glass door, worth *17 M A a |J \ f
$17, for ^
$20 Bookcases, $15.50.
$25 Bookcases, $19.75.
$30 Bookcases, $25.50.
Rocker, 79c.
*
M25C Down;
25c Weekly.
Finely Fin
? * . 1 ,
11 Ul ishea Lignt
rocker"
[I | jp with doubleUe^
M j, woven seat,
' value, ror
79c.
25c Cake Dish, 9c.
Tomorrow we shall sell Imitation
Cut Glass Cake Dishes?the deep, brl!mklnk
Kna airflrtf annaa ran
II'Olll g>(*DO nillVil ?mo J
of genuine cut glass and of same pattern?for
9c; others get 25c for them.
59=431 Ninth 5
^ =y=?
11 OCEAN STEAMSHIP MO YEMENI
7 "
8 NEW YORK, May 4.?Arrived: Steam
e Oceana, Genoa; Brasile. Naples; S!l\
8 Hamburg and Boulogne; Cltta dl Tori
" Naples.
o Sailed: Steamers Patricia, Plymou
e Cherbourg and Hamburg; Minnetonka, Ia
It don; Lucania, Queenstown and IJverpc
e Celtic, Plymouth, Cherbourg and Sou
n amp ton; Barbarossa. Gibraltar, Naples a
Genoa; Columbia. Glasgow.
BOSTON, May 4.?Arrived: Steamers S
' vania. Liverpool via Queenstown; Arabic,
S ANTWERP. May 4.-7 a.m.?Sail
s Steamer Finland, New York via Dover.
s HONG KONG. May 3.-Arrived: Stean
Athenian. Vancouver via Yokohama, el
a arrived before 4th; steamer Minnesota, !
n attle via Yokohama.
CHRISTIANSAND. May 4.-Sailed: Stea
? er Hellig Olav (from Copenhagen). N
York.
i LIVERPOOL May 4.-Sailed: Stean
_ I _ TkT _1? ..I..
VyKinpania, i^cw ivm > m vjuccnoivn H.
* QUEENSTOWN. May 4.?11 MO a.n
Sailed: Steamer Cedric (from LJverpot
, New York.
ti SOUTHAMPTON. May 4.-Salled: Stea
er St. Louis. New York via Cherbourg.
i BUTT OF LEWIS. May ?.?8 a.it
* no tm a? TTnUo/l VotL* V c
x aoocu. ovcaiuci u unvu ubc&v-wi ??v ? a >
" for Copenhagen.
ROTTERDAM, May 4.?10 a.m.?Arrtv.
g Steamer Nleuw Amsterdam, New Tork
8 Boulogne.
LIBAC. April 20.? Sailed: Steamer Kor
e New York via Rotterdam.
s NAPLES. May l.-Satled: Steamer J
e donna. New York.
CHERBOURG, May 3.-11:25 p.m.-Sall
n Steamer Jtalserln Auguste Victoria (fr
'** Wqmhiifv on/1 finnthflmntnn> Npv Ynrl
r HAVRE, May 4.-3 p.m.?Sailed: Steam
La Touralne. New York; 4 p.m.. La G
cogne. New York.
i SABLE ISLAND. N. S., May 4.?Stean
Minneapolis, London for New York, in co
munlcatlon by wireless telegraph when
!. miles east of Sandy Hook at noon. V
dock about 3 p.m. Monday.
SABLE ISLAND, N. S., May 4.-1
steamer Minneapolis, from London for N
- York, was in communication by wlreli
telegraph with fhe station here when 1
' miles east of Sandy Hook at noon todi
Will probably reach her ilocK in New \c
at abotlt 3 p.m. Monday.
NEW YORK, May '4.-Arrived: Steam
" Umbria, Liverpool and' Queenstown.
g SIASCONSET, Mass.. May 4.-Tbe steai
er L'mbria, from Liverpool for. New Yoi
was in communication by wireless tel
I. graph with the station here when flfty-fl
miles east of the Nantucket lightship
noon. Will probably reach . her dock
New York about 8 a.m. Sunday.
NEW YORK, May 4.?Arrived: Steam
L New York, Soutnampton and Cherbourg
BROWHEAD, May 4.?Steamer Canad
Portland, for Liverpool, reported 135 mil
* at 8:45 p.m.
GIBRALTAR, May 4.?Pawed: Canop
Naples and Genoa, for Boston.
LONDON, May 4.?Sailed: Steamer Mi
nehaha. New York.
ST. MICHAELS. May 4.-Arrive
3 Steamer Neckar, New York for Naples ai
Genoa (and proceeded).
QUEENSTOWN, May 4, 5:30 p.m.-A
rived: Steamer Cymric, Boston tor Livt
pool (and proceeded).
MOVILLE, May 4?Sailed: Steamer C?
edonia, from Glasgow, New York.
DOVER. May 4.?Sailed: Steamer F1
land, Antwerp, New York.
CHjJRBOURG. May 4.?Sailed: ?team
St. Louis, from Southampton, New York.
) Land of Kachinea and Dollars.
1 Special Cablegram to The Star.
' BERLIN, May 4.?The newspapers a
divided as to the desirability of the to
of America suggested far Prince Kalst
t1 the fifth son of the katser. The Deutae
Tagfesaeitung' declares that the idea
1 luuicrous, because the prince could op
be Influenced for evil by coming In co
tact with "rich parvenus Hi * ..he land
machines and doliara." The Berliner Tag
Matt favora the tour and declares th
wealthy parvenus will be no new experien
for the prince, for plenty of them are
toe found- in Germany.
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Street N. W.
ices." !
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1 ill
>!
ng. til* smallest. lowest prices possible
stores am outlets for merchandise, we
We give you every advantage of price
atlons, which make 8coli Bros. & Owens'
>day. tomorrow and every day.
. ? - LI
iture, fctc.
!|ll
Bed Room Suites.
$i Down; $i Weekly.
T^jiTfiniry
1 v?-#!lil
nanat-ome Mlgiiiy-pollsliPd Oak Bed- I
room Suites with French Ix-vel pUie j
mirror, which cannot l>e ^
duplicated elsewhere un- 7 I I
der here U
St
$40 Bed Room Suites for $34.50.
$50 Bed Room Suites for $45.00.
$60 Bed Room Suites for $55.00.
Sideboards.
75C Down; 75c Weekly.
New exquisite design of quartered |
oak. golden finish. piano polish,
heavy claw feet, full swell front,
paneled ends, cast brass trimmings,
double tops. Standards are high and
massive, handsomely carved and sup
porcea dj- shaped posts and side brackf
is: shaped
French beveled
plate mirror. 18 - _ _
*38 Inches. ReK- d? 'j || f| f|
ular price, *25; VtUU
$35 Sideboards, $30.00.
$45 Sideboards, $40.50.
Wardrobes.
75c Down; 75c Weekly.
Extra large, well-built, Double-door
Oak Wardrobe; carved top and deep
drawers;'paneled ^ i
doors, regularly r J M 1 fk
worth $1S> ^7 M Jm?VF\7
* *?r j i *? ?
$25 wararoDcs, 920.00.
$30 Wardrobes, $25.00.
$35 Wardrobes, $30.50.
street N. W.
COPPER STORY A HOAX
era
la,
n?- SIB WILLIAM RAMSAY DENIES
th, BALTIMORE REPORT.
[>n>ol;
ind Special Ctbltfno to The Star.
LONDON, May 4.?Sir William Ramsay
? o?n. * _ ^Un?l ?? 11 ..
iyj_ auiuuiizrs i no oiat IU ucu jr triupuaiita i ly
do. the report from America as to his having
discovered a way of making copper synthetically.
He says the whole story is a hoax.
ner He says he has, of course, made no such
;c.; communication as is asserted, to Dr. Ira
Se- Remsen of Johns Hopkins University.
The only explanation he could suggest for
m- such a report was that some time ago. In
ew addressing the Chemical Society, he spoke
of the effect of radium emanations on copner
per. Sir William adds: "I have, however.
n?v?p Qtlv'Qrt r*?>H tr? tha nnlnt nf savlnir that
1? there was a possibility of making copper
'*' synthetically."
m- The story came out cf a report telegraphed
'from Baltimore that according to announcements
at the Johns Hopkins University
Sir \Vi!lia.m Ramsay would tell the Royal
,rK Chtmlcal Society of London that he knows
copper Is not an irreducible element, and
ed: that he had used radium vapor to mak?
yla copper sulphite, and had gotten potassium
sodium and llthlure from it. It was stated
lurtner mat scientists in Mammore oeneveu
ea- he would be able to revolution!*? the copper
Industry, whose chief drawback is the cost,
la- They also declared It to be one of the most
wonderful discoveries of the age, and ana
of the remarkable possibilities Is that coped:
per alight eventually be made by man.
oni
len UNIQUE SEQUEL TO NATIVE WAR.
aaCurious
Situation Over Surrender of
*er Refugees in South Africa.
Sfieclal Cablegram to Th* Star.
I'ill CAPE TOWN. May 4.?A curious situation
has arisen between Great Britain, the Cape
"e and Germany over the native war m uer^
man Southwest Africa. During the opera jy
tions a great number of the insurgents
iy. crossed the border and surrendered to the
irk Cape police. They were housed and fed
by the authorities and when the trouble
ier was drawing to a close the Cape government
forwarded to Germany its account
for holding the refugees under observation.
The amount demanded was about
hnmnver renudiated all liability.
ve | *
at The Cape government thereupon communijn
cated with the British foreign office. It Is
understood that the demands originally
' mad-p by the Cape government will be rigider
iy adhered to.
i The British government has also been
la, appealed to <by the Cape to settle the dlseg
pute between Germany and the Cape government
upon the question of closing cerIC
tain drifts over the Orange river to Ger'
man merchandise. Punts ply across to the
German side and rates have been tlxed
n" which Germany regards as unfair. The
^ hnorui-pr remains ob
Vttpc gUlCIIIIIII-UII Mv ? ? . v. !
<1: durate.
nd ?
North Carolina Peace Society.
? WILMINGTON. N. C\. May 4.-Un<1er the
ausplc*-s of the International Association of
Conciliation, the North Carolina Peace So
ciety. the first of the state organizations
proposed to be established throughout the
, Union, perfected its organization here toJ- '
*? aiaoHnff Havnp f>avis of New York
At> ua v UJ ?. 4V V. v? >>0 ^ ? ? ?- president,
J. F. Blair, Guilford College, and
William F. Robertson. Wilmington. vi??
presidents; Thomas H. Wright, Wilmington,
secretary and treasurer; Miss Margaret
Gibson, Wilmington, historian. Seven honorary
presidents were named, as folic*r?:
re Gov. Glenn, ex-Gov. AycocK, James 9prunt,
ur Senator Overman, Senator Simmons and
,r President Venable of the L'niverslty of
. ' North Carolina, from each of whom was
read a letter at the meeting indorsing the
. , movement and promising his future active
? afflllatlnn
n ?
Of "
:e- PARI8. May 4.?Jose Ives de Liraantour.
at the Mexican minister of finance, was today
ce elected a. member of the French Academy
to of SclencM In succession to the late Carlos
Calvo. ex-Argentine minister to France.

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