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ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. ST. LOUIS. MO., MONDAY. JANUARY 21. 1901. In St. Lonli. One Cent. Outside St. Lonli, Two Cents On Trains, Three Cents. N NTNTETY-THTRD YEAR. PRICE TITLED ADVERSARIES IN A REALLY SERIOUS DUEL. ANARCHIST PLOT TO KILL AMERICANS. J. M. SEIBERT WILL TAKE.CHARGE TO-DAY, ARTIFICIAL MEANS RESORTED TO TO KEEP QUEEN VICTORIA ALIVE. i WAV w Greek Selected as Executioner Weakens at Last Moment and Betrays His Companions. Appointment as Excise Commis sioner of St. Louis Is to Be Only Temporary. Baron de Rothschild Rips Open the Armof Count de Lubersac and Avenges an Insult. ARRESTS BY NEW YORK POLICE. SLATED FOR ANOTHER OFFICE. THE lsslsssssssssWsssssssssssssLrsssssssssssssssssssssssssLssssssssssslssssssss sT-JsssW JL 4 aflBsW Jw ClsBsVf'nslBk f?4.' 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Both the Count and the Baron fought most determinedly, neither flinching and nelthir showed the slightest desire to spare the other. Sixteen engagements took place, all of a desperate character. The combatants attacked each other furloasly. The sleeves of their shirts were literally torn to pieces by the points of their swords as the duel ists, repeatedly lunged at each other. 'Sev eral times they came to close Quarters, and their seconds were obliged to separate them. fWOHD ENTERS ,AT ELBOW ASD ISSUES AT THE AIUIPIT. At the sixteenth onslaught Baroa de Rothschild lunged .at the Count, who tried to parry, but failed, and the Baron's 'sword penetrated bis arm, juot above the elbow and Issued at the arnjplL The spectators hastened around the wounded roan and rtwo -well-known physicians. Doctors Berger and Polrrier, examined the wound. They. declared the Count's life was not In dan ger, but It was Impossible to continue the duel. Count de Lubersao was then driven hack to Paris. x Baron de Rothschild" is still performing military service with the Fifty-fourth Reg iment of Infantry, In garrison at Cora plegne. He only attained his majority yes terday, and lost no time in settling 'his ac count with Count de Lubersac The RothschlldVLubersao Incident, -which brought out a remarkable crop of duels, had Its origin In a boy's quarrel, dating frouxtths time wheniCountde Lubersao and HEATH TAKES FATHER AND DAUGHTER THE SAME DAY. 4ged Pasquesiborl'ArndJ!astejied:byNews That HisBe ''loved Child, Mrs. Mauds Klee, Had Succumbed After ' Months of Suffering They Will Be Buried Together. sPsislssssssssWsssPBWftVj'i-JM Tk&iiEtfRBi&JE&BK&St& IIBhL t . JtjbLf I BBBBTk&aBBBT .JbbSl V'sbbbbb3bbbbbbHbbs9 BbBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBWi rfJBSBBB T fjV I tjKttKittt'tBK BbBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbB IBbBbBBBBBBBBBBBBBBY 4 - BrTtt JBBBBBBBaTt' i? 'J? 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But. last August. Mrs. Klee. who had never previously suf fered an hour's Illness, became sick. The proposed removal had to ba abandoned and Mrs. Klee "entered St. John's Hospital. An operation was necessary, and she never recovered from Its effects. After four months at the hospital It b came evident that she could not live. She then expressed a desire to be removed to her home. This was done. For the last week she had been at the point of death and la agony. Pasquales Reborl was deeply attached to Mrs. Klee. Her continued Bufferings were a torture to him, so much so that his grief sapped his hitherto robust frame. He was continually at his daughter's side, and when AKINS DEMANDS HIS SHARE BF SPOILS. Goes to Washington to Arrange for'Division of thcPederal Patronage. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, Jan. SO State Chairman Aklns of the "Missouri Republican Commit tee reached this city this evening. Ha will remain several days, and his principal busi ness is to confer with Secretary Hitchcock in regard to Federal patronage. He wants, it is said, an understanding as to the man ner In which Missouri offices wfll be dis tributed after March the extent to which his Indorsement will control, regardless of the wishes of Colonel TL C Kerens. Baron Rothschild were at the same college. They quarreled ono day In regard to a ten nis court which was occupied by Rothschild and which Count de Lubersac walnted. During the quarrel Lubersac called his ad versary "Sale Julf" (dirty Jew). Ill feeling was reylved after they left col lege by an, expression attributed to Baron Robert de Rothschild respecting Count de Lubersac, which was repeated to the latter soon after his admission to the Jockey Club. The Count then wrote a letter, in which he announced himself ready to meet the Baron on the Held of honor, although, as he expressed It, "you know how you and your people inspire me with disgust." Baron de Rothschild sent as his second MM. Saint Alary and de Kutfllze to Count do Lubetaac. who appointed Count de Dion and Cqunt Bonl de Castellane as his sec onds. Baron Robert de Rothschild's sec onds, stated In a letter subsequently pub lished that their efforts to secure an en counter and failed, because of the refusal of Count de Lubersac's seconds to allow the duel to take place when they discovered that Baron de Rothschild was still a minor. HE PROPOSED TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT. Letters of Baron Robert to his seconds and to the Count added fael to the flames, and the Count announced his purpose to again send his seconds when the Baron should attain his majority. lie also wrote to Baron Robert's cousin, " Baron Edouard de Rothschild, son of Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, stating that as the son of the head of the Rothschild family he should hold him responsible and should insult him at their first meeting. A duel followed between Count de Luber sac and Baron Edouard de Rothschild April 12 of last year. In which the latter was slightly wounded In the forearm in the first bout. Count de Lubersao a few days previously fought with and wounded M. Michael Ephrusst, and a third duel, arising from the same controversy, was fought between De Dion and M. de Balnt Alary, in which the latter wo wounded. MBS. MAUDE MARTTl KLEE, Who died yesterday after 8lx months of sickness, It became certain that death wan Imminent he remained at the sick bed day and night. Last Wednesday he caught a severe cold, but continued his vigils. Saturday, how ever. Doctor P. 3. O'Reilly, the family phy sician, absolutely ordered that the father take to his bed. In the face of this Mr. Reborl could not resist. Yesterday morning, after Mrs. Klee had breathed her last, an attempt was made to prevent the news from reaching the father. But the tear-stained faces of the rest of the family, asthey attended the senior Reborl told the story. "Is Maude dead?" afked Mr. Reborl of his wife. The latter, seeing that he husband could noto be deceived, replied: Tea. she is sleeping with Jesus." "After that." said Mrs. Reborl to a re porter yesterday, "he talked very little. He dmrIr crossed his hands over his breast and closed his eyes. Finally, at 9 o'clock, I heard him murmur. I am content. After tnat no never spoke, and at 19 o oiocic he died." The bodies of father and daughter were laid out side ny Mae in tne parlor of the Reborl homi". Many friends of the family called at the house yesterday "to express their svmnathv to the stricken famllv and to say a prayer over the coffins of ths de ceased parent ana cnua. The double funeral will be held Tuesday from the Italian Church. Father and daugh ter will be burled side by side In Calvary Cemetery. Eight children and his wife sur vive Pasquales Reborl ELEVEN OF SHIP'S GREW PERISHED. British Vessel Moel Tryvan Foundered and Sank in Chan nel But Seven Were Saved. Cherbourg. Jan, SO. The British four masted chip Moel Tryvan has foundered In the channel. Seven out of a crew of eighteen were saved. They were picked up while dinging to the keel of one of ths ship's boats and were landed hers. The British four-masted iron ship Moel Tryvan, Captain B. Jones, of L560 tons net register, arrived at Antwerp December from IqulquL She was owned by Roberts, Owen Co. of Camarvan and was built at Sunderland in 231. j. ' Secret Society With Branch in This Country Imports Murderer to Do Its Bidding Penalty for Disobeying. Ntw York, Jan. 29. Ellas Masuras, a Gteek, the complainant In an assault case which came before City Judge Kellogg of Tonkers. X. T., this morning, told a start ling tale of a plot of Greek anarchists to kill prominent Americans, and would hava told more had the court not stopped him and then turned him over to the pollca that they might quietly investigate the case. Several arrests have already been made and others planned. On the stand Masuras said that In Greece he- had been a member of an anarchist so ciety. Some time ago It fell to his lot to kill a public man In the United States and he was ordered to come to this country and place himself under ths orders of the American branch of the society. He nevor heard the name of the man whom he was to murder, and understood that, as in other cases, the man who was to be the victim was to be eelected after his arrival in this country. "Weakens and Betrays Comrades. After reaching America, Masuras, accord ing to his own story, went to Yonkers and affiliated himself with a branch of the organization there, as well as one In New York. Finally he became frightened, with drew and refused to carry out the mission entrusted to him. From the time he left the organization he claims he was annoyed and threatened by members of tne society. He remained firm in his determination not to obey the orders, however, and yesterday six of the men came here and begged him to return. "When he still refused, one of the six. which one he could not say, attempted to stab him. The blow was aimed too high, however. Masuras was apparently willing to tell more about the society, but Judge Kellogg aajournea the hearing and committed the prisoner to Jail pending further examina tion. Masuras was examined by the police. and as a result the warrants were issued. Joseph and James Klptaukas and Frank Hestalgus were arrested by the police. One other Yonkers man and two New Yorkers are named on other warrants, and the po lice are searching for thTn The police assert that they believe the story told by Masuras, and they say that the affair has led to the discovery of an anarchist band of a, dangerous character. ARREST MADE HIM ANXIOUS TO DIE. n&'iSv Prank Meyer Hanged Himself With His Suspenders in Cell of Police Station. QUICKLY CHANGED HIS HIND. Turnkey Mahon Heard His Strug gles for Breath and Cut Hiin Down Before He Had Sus tained Any Injury. Deeply chagrined over his arrest. Frank Meyer, while a prisoner at the Third Dis trict Police Station, attempted suicide at 2 o'clock yesterday morning by hanging him self to an Iron bar in his cell with his suspenders. Frank Mahon, the turnkey, discovered him In time and cut him down before he sustained any Injury. Meyer is a cook on the Die Four Rail road, running on a dining car out of St. Louis to the East. He lives at No. IMS California avenue. On Saturday afternoon he was arrested on complaint of Tony Gtennclla, a next door neighbor, who pre ferred a charge of disturbing the peace against him. Stennella said that Meyer was drunk and was maklnr a loud noise. Meyer was taken to the Soulard Street Sta tion and locked up. About 2 o'clock the following morning Turnkey Mahon's attention was attracted by some one who was evidently struggling for breath. On investigation he found Mey er swinging to an Iron bar of his cell at the end of a rope, made of his suspenders. Mahon quickly cut him down and ht was all right in a moment. Meyer said he would not repeat the attempt and he was forwarded to the Four Courts with all the other prisoners a few minutes afterwards. Meyer stated yesterday that his desire to dfe all passed away in his few moments of agony while hanging In his cell. He said he was under the Influence of liquor, and the excitement occasioned by his first ar rest caused him to try to take his life. He was never In any trouble before, he as serted. BOY GOMES TO CHILDREN'S RESCUE. Checks a Runaway Team Which Was Bearing Down on Crowd of Little Ones. George Jansen, IT years old, of No. 2K2 Virginia avenue, performed a hereto feat in capturing a runaway team of horses on horseback yesterday afternoon. A team belonging to Paul Buell of No. 363 Cherokee street took fright at Jeffer son avenue and Cherokee street at 205 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and as Buell leaped from the vehicle, the team started down the street as fast as It could run toward a crowd of children which had gathered. Jansen, who was mounted on a pony, saw the danger and galloped after the teem Ho caught one of the horses by the bridle and turned the team, into Arsenal street. They ran west to Iowa avenue, where he turned them into Chero kee street, and thence back to the start ing point, where he guided them Into a lamppost. The vehicle was slightly dam aged, but no one was Injured. BueU complimented young Jansen on his nlucK. He Will Be 3Iade Insurance Com missioner as Soon as Governor Dockery Is Ready to Ap point a St. Louisan. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Jtffeicon City, Mo.,' Jan. 3). James Mon ro Selbert. forner State Auditor of Mis souri, will to-morrow take charge tempo rarily of, tho office of Excise Commissioner in St. Louis. He will hold the office only temporarily. Later he Is to be appointed Superintendent of Insurance, which office he Is to retain permanently. This is the plan formed by Governor Dockery. "Upon my request," said Governor Dock ery to-night, "Mr. James M. Selbert will to morrow assume temporarily the duties of Excise Commissioner of the city of St. Louis. "It Is Impossible at this time. In view of tho press of other public business, to give to the St. Louis situation the attention Its Importance demands. "This appointment, as stated. Is only tem porary. It being my purpose at an early day to appoint Mr. Selbert Superintendent of In surance. All local political offlces In St Louis and other cities will be filled with lesldent Democrats who are hoceM, capable, reputable and zealous in promoting Demo cratic principles. "Mr. Selbert'a appointment -Is prompted by business considerations of a public char acter affecting solely the discharge of the duties of the office of Excise Commissioner. The State administration will In no wise meddle with or' attempt to Interfere in con tests between Democrats for local political offices. I do not desire and will not have a personal political machine." Governor Dookery's action leaves the position of Excise Commissioner In St. Louis open to te fllled with a St. I-ouL-on later when the stress of ibusiness Incident to the opening of a new administration has relaxed somewhat. Tie assignment of Mr. Selbert to the office of Excko Commlulocer will relieve Governor Dockery of the pres ent necessity of making a hasty selection of a EL Louisan to fill the Important place. Selbert's appointment to the place of Ex cise Commissioner Is like that or G. Y. Crecxhaw to the office cf private secretary, an appointment "a4 Interim." Selbert's record of more than sixteen years in public life In Mhcourl In the most important State positions in the gift of tha people is ample prosf that he possesses the qualities reeded to deal successfully with tha situation in St. Louis, He thinks much, speaks little, observe closely and sustains confidential relations with Governor Dock ery with whoa he was closely .associated in the; last (Cajnpatfc-J s chairman of U 'Dsmocraiiji Stat -.Committee. i JOHN a LEBEN'S. The exclusive announcement in yester day's Republic that Governor Dockery had decided to appoint James M. Selbert Exc'ee Commissioner of the City of St. Louis, to go into effect to-day, was the leading subject of conversation in political circles yester day. On all sides It was conceded that, so far as personal and Intellectual considerations were concerned, the appointment was a good one. The majority, however, were of the opin ion that Inasmuch as the office pertains wholly to local uaalrs, the Governor should have selected some man from the city for the place. The Idea of a temporary ap pointment for the place seemed to mystify the old politicians, and the general Impres sion was that Belbert would not accept the office at this time of the year, when the receipts are practically nothing, unless he was pretty well assured of holding on if he chote to do so. While this opinion generally obtained, there were not a few who felt that. In view of Selbert's service to the party in the last campaign, he was entitled to almost any thing the Governor could give, and they were not Surprised that he should have been selected for the best place In St. Louis. The local candidates for the office refused to discuss the matter one way or the other, excusing themselves on ths ground that it would be time enough to talk after they were positive of the facta. ARCHBISHOP IRELAND. Rumored That He Has Been Pro moted to Cardinalate. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. St. laul. Jan. 3). It is reported that Archbishop Ireland received a cablegram from Rome last night notifying him of his promotion to the cardinalate. LEADING TOPICS TO-DAY'S REPUBMC For Missouri Fair Monday; colder In northern and central portions; wrest to northwest winds. Tuesday, fair. For Illinois Fair Monday; colder In northern and central portions; -neat to northwest winds, brisk on the lake. Tuesday, fnlr. Page. 1. Queen "Victoria's Death Expected Any Moment. 3. Dockery Looking into Applications. 4. Turf Gossip. Bambrlck's Dog Won the Stake. Football Game Resulted in a Tie. Golf Fascinates Washington. 5. Minister Wu Ting Fang Departs. Right of People to Act Outside Lam 6. Editorial. " The Stage. Ilaxlng to Be Tabooed at West Point. Revenue Reduction Next In Order. Mississippi Valley Is Prima Donna Belt. 7. Bltnols Capital Politics. Arrest Made Him Anxious to Die. Do Not Look for a Long Session. t. RepubUo Want Ads. . Republic Want Ads. Zinc and Lead Report. . Berious Fire at Joliet. Jumped From a Window. Snake Imbedded in Ice. ID. Sermons and Services in the Churches. An Abducting Swindle. Retail Grocers' Convention. To Start a Paper In Berlin.. H, Movement of Grain. River News. Spot Cotton Markets. 12. Child's Dress Set Aflame by Bonfire. Stopped' the Train 'to Rescno GlrL Windsor Castle, the royal residence of tne rutors i r.iigiauu. m Conqueror and restored by Queen Victoria. t Royal Family Assembled at Bedside and End Momen tarily Expected. RALLY HOPED FOR AT 5 A. M. If It Does Not Come the Aged Ruler May Not Live Through the Day. POWER OF SPEECH IS LOST. Paralysis Is Slowly Extending Toward the Vital Organs. WALES IS NEAR COLLAPSE. Condition of the Future King Is Causing Much Appre hension. Cmrri, Isle of Wight, Jon. 21, 750 a. Bi. The Queen is still alive, but all hopes are gone, SPECIAL Br CABLK. London. Monday, Jan. a. 8:30 a. m. AH London listens for the tolling of the great bell which hangs In St. Paul's Cathedral, and which, when the end comes, wUl forth with ring out lta toll. telUng of the death of the Queen-Empress of Great Britain and India. . - M That the aged sovereign is In the shadow of death at this hour is indicated by .the latest bulletin, dated oUCawe -fifteen nlnules ago. at-tUSo'cItk. this sjernlng: "The members of the aojal family am still gathered In & room adjoining Ibo Queen's bed chamber. Her Majesty la un conscious and the end Is expected at any moment." Earlier dispatches from Osborne House reported that the royal family had been summoned' to the Queen bed chamber after midnight and that at 3 o'clock her death was expected at any moment. Her Majesty's physician bad hoped pre viously that she might rally by S o'clock this morning. If she did. It was expected that she would live through the day. If she did not. all hope would bo abandoned. t 1 o clock her juajesty seemeu 10 do Ink! Inklmr raoidly. The rector of Whlpping- hajfa was summoned and remains at the bed side. The Bishop of Winchester left Lon don at midnight for Osborne and ia there now. Doubts are expressed at Cowes as to whether the Prince of Wales and Emperor -William will arrive before the end. MEMBERS OF ROTAL KAHILI AT BEDSIDE AWAITXSG THE EXD. Everybody la up in Osborne House and terrible anxiety pervades all Quarters. Immediately on the occurrence of the Queen's collspse at about 10 o'clock last evening a message was sent to London summoning the Prince of Wales and Em peror William. The Prince of Wales was In such a condi tion of health that it was utterly Impossi ble for him to leave London at that hour. but it is hoped he will start for Osborne House at 8 this morning. ' A collapse, or what the physicians feared was a coUapse, occurred unexpectedly in the Queen's condition about 10 o'clock last evening. Arrangements 'were hurriedly made to provide special telephonic and tele graphlo facilities. The Queen's condition is chiefly due to a severe sinking speU. and an Increase of the paralytic symptoms. It is understood that ths physicians have resorted to artificial methods to prolong life, such as are used only in cases of per sons in extremis. Ths paralysis Is chiefly evident In the face, cue side of which appears to bavu lost all nerve and muscular power. At 6 o'clock last evening the malady had not reached the vital organs, although It had naturally caused an almost total loss of the power of speech. What was so mucn feared was that the brain m!gbt be at tacked. rRELlMI.IAIlV Bl'ItlAL, AIUtASGEME.ITS MADE. Keenly senalUve to her affliction and ap pearance, the Queen has absolutely refused to see any one but her nurses and doctors, and it is understood that the Prince of Wales is the only exception to this rule, and that bis Interview with the Queen lasted but a few moments. Hence the ex act nature of the malady is known only to a very few, and It is the royal wish that the publlo should not be Informed of the existence of paralysis. Arrangements have been made with a local undertaker to have all the prelimi naries of burial ready In case of an emer gency. Bo far as her immediate safety is con cerned, her extreme weakness causes al most more alarm than the paralysis. Most difficulty has been experienced in administer ing nourishment, for she appears Quite un able to masticate. To this weakness are probably due the long spells of unconscious ness through which she has been passing, although it is almost Impossible to distin guish, these from the Insidious encroach ments of paralysis. HARD WORK TO KEEP HER FROM SLEEPISG AT THE WHOJiO TIME. For more than a week court attendants have had hard work to prevent her from sleeping at the wrong time. The last time she drove out the villagers were astounded to bear the clear treble of the son of the Princess of Battenberg trilling out popular songs from the royal carriage. The expla nation is that he was singing to keep his grandmother awake. Now and again she dozed, waking to tell the boy to continue his chant; which to the uninitiated onlook er contained a world of pathos. Emperor William, tho Prince of Wales and the Duke of Tork are aU expected to arrive at Osborne House to-day (Monday). The only additional royal personage who arrived yesterday was the Princess Vic toria of Schleswlg-Holstaln. who arrived during the afternoon. yesterday at Osborne, hedged around with Intense 'secrecy, begin with.' .''touching ...-r ,;... j,.....ssgaaw- "isJJM" - - ?.:;jl aBlaW'Ji BBXisssssKlassssssslsa KXCSSlsssssaS W L Wf JsssssssLrtlisssssssssssH I THE DUKE Who, on his father's elevation to the British throne, will becomejiiett apparent and Prince of Wales. scene. Amid the bright sunshine, in marked contrast to the gloomy , skies of Saturday, there drove out from the palace grounds a carriage containing wreaths for the tomb of Prince Henry of Battenberg, in the Utile church at Whlpplngham. about ten miles ride from the royal residence. Th-n followed 'carriages containing the. Princess "of Wales, the Princess of Batten".' berg- Princess Louise and others, all dressed In the deepest black. The face of the Princess of Wales showed signs of the anxiety she was undergoing. AXSUAL MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR IIE5KY OF BATTENBERG. The arniiml memorial service for Prince Henry, always a sad occasion, was more than usually sorrowful, for the shadow of a still greater bereavement was uppermost in all minds. The Princess of Wales and the Princess of Battenberg sobbed bitterly, and there was scarcely one of those royal brads bent in prayer that did not shake with a grief which could not be sup pressed. The departure of the Prince of Wales for London shortly after .12 o'clock to meet Emperor William ' was quietly accom plished. The 'Queen bad been Informed of the Kaiser's coming, and had signified her desire that the Prince should go to meet him. Rather against his will the man who for the moment' was practically the tr"g of England obeyed his mother's wishes. It was rumored that the Queen wanted the Emperor to postpone his visit to Osborne House, as' she did not wish to receive htm in her present condition. Apparently in her lucid moments she believed that she would be able to conquer the dread disease which had fastened Itself upon her. BLOOD TKMEL rw QUEEH-S BRAIJT BURST. Information was secured to-night on high medical authority that the Queen was suf fering from hemorrhage of the small blco-1 vessels of the brain, the first bursting on Thursday. It caused an alarming collapse, from which she rallied. Another burst, socn caiiilng a second relapse, her suffering con tinued with alternate relapses into a coma tose state and rallies. This was expected to proceed until the vital blood vessel should burst, causing death. The physicians said that she might live two or three days, or might die any mo ment. HER MIXD TOTTERED OVER THE BOER WAR. The Queen really broke down on January X the day Lord Roberts returned from South Africa. The steamship bringing him to Southampton, which Is just across the Solent, from Orborne. was stopped before docking, and Roberts was commanded to report Immediately to her Majesty. Tho gallant old soldier bowed the knee to his sovereign, was loaded with honors and then placed on the witness stand. It Is no secret in court circles that much bad news of the war was kept from the Queen during the past few months. She commanded Roberts to speak out plainly and asked him dosens of questions. Then the aged monarch learned for the first time all the horrors of the Boer war. and of the enormous British losses from bullets and disease. As Roberts answered her questions with soldierly bluntness and frankness the Queen grew almost hysterical, and wept over the showing of her soldiers, when she learned that the campaign must last some time longer, with further losses. GREW HYSTERICAL AXD TRIED TO STOP THEIVAR. After Roberts left, the Queen grew hys terical and called up Lord Salisbury over the telephone. The Premier was not In his office at tha time, and the Queen got Secretary of War Broderick on the tele- JiAV'dVWVV'rf'WVWrV'WVVVV' CONDITION OF PRINCE OF WALES IS CAUSING MUCH APPREHENSION. London, Jan. 21. In ths closing moments of Queen Victoria's life, another grave portent arises, namely, the serious Indisposition of the Prince of Wale So worried, tired and exhausted was hs last evening that he could not respojiC immediately to the summons from Osborne House. The most he could do was to promise that be would leave London at 8 o'clock this morning. If possible. It Is worthy of note that, even to-day, the London papers do not mention by even the most veiled allusion the fact that ths Queen has had a paralytic stroke.' Pages are devoted to the mournful scenes at Osborne House and to descripi tlons of occurrences here, as well as to telegrams from ths. colonies and foreign countries testifying to the sympathy everywhere evoked. According to the Dally Telegraph, Emperor William, who has expressed a desire to be received at Osborne House, not as Emperor, but as grandson, said on, hearing of the' Queen's illness: T am my grandmother's eldest grandson, and w' mother is usable from Illness to hasten to her bedside." " tfwvMwwvwvwrfvfvwfc mmmuuuui m m fuvwvyyirVii ' iiuufii iv t liliani tut: OP YORK, "" jM i BULLETIN SHOWS J MALADY'S PROGRESS., J 'vCbeR!?-BBrof -Wight., Jan. . It s& bv -rna. ronowmg - ouueux was posted this morning: ' "The Queen passed a somewhat rest- less night. There has been no ma- . t trial change In ber condition since last report, POWELL." -RETD." At tOD p. m. the followlcr an- , nonecement was mader "Her Majesty's strength has been e fairly maintained throughout tha day. .Although no fresh develop- stents have now taken place, the symptoms continue to cause anxiety. "R. DOUGLAS POWELL." JAME81tEID," - The- official bulletin Issued at mid- night' says that the Queen's con- dUlan late last evening became mora serious, with increasing weakness and diminished power of taking nourishment. B phone, and, in excited tones, ordered bira to stop the war immediately. The royal entourage could not stop her. The Queen declared that she could not permit the awful war to continue another day. Broderick made diplomatic answers and said he would see Balisbury. Then ths Queen sent a number of telegrams In her own ubs to various persons high In au thority of ths same tenor. There was much excitement In Govern ment circles, and Salisbury was qnicklT Informed by the Queen's attendants of ttr condition and ha succeeded In counteract lng the effect of the Queen's telegrams by' diplomatic messages explaining her Majes ty's sad state. There are reports that the Queen had telegraphed to persons outside of England. endeavoring to stop the war Immediately, That day marked the beginning of her mental collapse. "The physical collapse was delayed two weeks. Now she Is com pletely broken in mind and health. KAISER'S CLAIMS TO THE BRITISH THROXE. "Was it love alone for his dying grand mother that brought the Kaiser so hastily to England?" queried one of the crowd.wfao watched the Emperor of Germany leap from the train at Charing Cross Station to night. The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Tork and half a dozen other royalties were there to meet him and carry the monarch to Buckingham Palace, where hs will re main for the night and go to Osborne in the morning. There is a question as to whether the Kaiser is the more rightful heir to the throne of England than Wales. Some political writers in Germany openly i proclaimed it last year and were not supi pressed for lese majeste. There- Is no satie , law in England and women have' frequent- ly occupied .the throne. Victoria herself f was chosen because she was the- eldest heir, j : although there were other junior male' heirs. The Kaiser's mother. Empress Fred- t erick. is the eldest child of the Queen ano it might" be claimed that she should bo sovereign of England instead of Wales. Ui which caso the Kaiser as her eldest child would inherit It. Thrones have been claimed many times on far less rights than these. Whatever may be the Kaiser's ideas, he dined to night In Buckingham Palace with his two rivals, Wales and Tork. Ho had traveled, across Germany and Holland yesterday - Continued, Pace Two, Seeoni Colasanyi 5 a,-. .'T-rf4--iv-4 ijJ5fetSa-'gi; i