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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
Is Printed In Five Parts: t
Three News Sections, Comic t
Section zni Magazine, t
o
COPYRIGHT. 1001, BY PUBLISHERS. GEORGE KNAPP & COMPANY.
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NINETY-THBRD YEAK.
ST. LOUIS. MO., SUNDAY, MARCH 17. 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS, i
BERNHARDT DOESN'T
LIKE ST. LOUIS.
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS' TRUCE
IS DECLARED AT T5EN-TSIN.
LIBRARY QUESTION TO
GO BEFORE PEOPLE,
Discuses Filthy Streets, Muddy
Water and What She Calls
Unsightly Buildings.
Advisability of Submitting Jt to a
Arote at April Election to
Be Discussed.
British and Russian Soldiers Are Drawn Up in Hostile Array,
But the Commanders Agree Not to Break the
Peace for a Day.
NOT AT ALL LIKE PARIS.
BOARD WILL MEET THIS WEEK.
PART I. I
j: 14 PAGES. I
A
y
Says She ITas o Friends Here ami
Is Sorrv She Came Xo Im-
provcnient in Four
Years.
Mme. Bernhardt does not like St. Louis.
She declared to a Republic reporter Sat
urday that St. Louis' streets are filthy,
business blocks unsightly and the smcko
disgraceful. She could not see any im
provement in the St. Louis of four years
ago.
It 'was In her drcssin-r-room at the Olym
pic that sho talked about the World's Fair
City, and tho conversation was carried on
in French.
"How do I like St. Louis? Tour city has
stood still four year". Filthy streets, tra
sihtly business blocks, disgraceful smoke.
Progress is not so apparent here as It is In
the Eastern cities. As I have no friends
here. I cannot say that my reception was
less cordial than In 1S37.
"Manifestly. St Louis is not as French as
It used to be. The drama in French wilt
never be financially successful here. The
people know too little about the tongue nnd
the finesse of the language It n"t under
rtood. Sorry She Stajrd n Week.
'TV should have given four perfflrnances
h?re. Instead of fight, though we played in
smallsr cities with less claim? to French
origin. jnd had greater financial success. I
am. indeed, sorry that I shortened my stav
!n New York rind Chicago, in order to fill
St. Louts and New Orleans engagements of
such long duration.
"TVhlch is my favorite American cltv?
Ah! Boston. It is fo clean and .so pretty.
Should I ever decide to live In America it
shall be in Boston. I adore Boston.
"I rode out to your Forest Park hero, and
I think that, with the exception of a few
additional trees and a few flowers, it is
the same as years ago. 'With all the money
that St. Louis possesses this could be muda
into one of the firjest gardens in America.
On my return, we drove through Westmore
land place, where the residences are so
elaborate and magnificent.
The hotel service of St. Louis is the finest
In America. My reception at the Southern
Hotel the morning of my arrival has proven
this conclusively. The attendants arc very
polite and attentive, and the table excellent.
- "What Co I think of the American ladles?
They are stylish, elegant rcfincdand tres
chic et distingue. Some of the best-dressed
gentlemen I have seen In America are in
your city.
"I would have taken pleasure In visiting
some of the old landmarks of St. Louis, but
my work holds me all the time when I am
not at absolute rest. The trials of a tour
like mine are trying to both mind and body.
I raust be very careful and not do too much,
else I would be in that melancholy state of
mind and body which you call nervous 'pros
tration,' a form of suffering but little known
to us In France."
When Mmc. 'Bernhardt leaves the stage
her maid meets her In the wings -with hood
and cloak and wraps her tip very carefully.
AVhen she Is safely in her dressing-room a
thick blanket Is folded about her feet. She
is thoroughly chilled when she leaves the
ctage. This Is caused, she says, by the strain
of her emotions. In her dressing-room she
rest3 until the stage manager calls out In
strenuous tones:
America a Xatton of Prof-rcns.
"Madame, le decorateur vous attend"
(Madame, the stage decorator Is waiting).
"I speak English very little." paid Bern
hardt with a slight smile. "When I be
come angry in America I can always say
just cnougn 10 aeienu myself. '
Madame proved this statement, for when
she left the stage she found a crowd about
her dressing-room door. She cried out in
good English:
"Pleasa, pleasa, go! Tou make quick. I
want past!
"I regret that my farewell Is not made in
your World's Fair year. 1 have heard
much about it, and I am deeply interested.
St. Louis is not poor in desiratle sites for
a Fair, and I believe she will make a
credltab'o showing. It will certainly be the
fault of the people if the Fair is a failure.
"Ah! This America! What can I think
of It? You open your gates to the for
eigner and receive him with m-n .
We know what you aro by counties feats !
of war and peace. You are a nation 11
progress. I have met jour painters, vour
statesmen, your actors, and your miliion-
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Tien-Tsin. Saturday. March IS. 1:JS p. m.
The situation here could not be more se
ilous. The Chinese are enjoying the spec
tacle of Russian and English troops drawn
up In hestiio array, with the possibility of
blojdshed at any minute.
Yesterday the English railway authorities
put men to work building a siding near the
nation. The Russians drove them off for
trespassing on their new concessions.
The laborers, who were roughly handled.
returned, supported by several hundred
British troops. The Russians responded by
railing out their whole force and prvjsiring
for battle. Upon seeing tills the British J.e-s-istv.:
from their purpose of bringing back
the laborers to work by force.
General Campbell, commanding the Brit
ish, Vnd General Woguck, commander of the
Russian force, had a conference, and both
tides agreed not to break the peace for
twenty-four hours. Information regarding
the situation has been cabled to London and
St. Petersburg.
Intense anxiety as to the outcome of the
affair prevails here.
The Russians are still intrenching thcra
sehes in their concession.
UNCLE SAM OUT OF THE WAY.
True Significance of Chaffee's Or
der to Evacuate.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Washington, March 16. The orders for the
withdrawal of General Chaffee and all of the
American troops from Pckin, with the ex
ception of 150 men who are to constitute a
Legation guard. Indicate two important de
velopments In the policy of the United
States Government, viz:
First That the negotiations with the Chi
nese Government have proceeded to a point
at which. In the opinion of the United
I; -' : 'luahlaaaaaHBaaW' '- I
HrfHBBBjBK'HBHtakr.'
Directors of Present Institution
Arc Anxious to Acquire the En
dowment Offered by Phi
lanthropist Carnegie.
THE GRAND DUKE VLADMIR.
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army.
tlonal controversy. It is recognized that the
situation has been growing more and more
delicate, and to avoid unpleasant complica
tions the United States have decided to
withdraw their men much earlier than was
at first intended.
The friction between Russia and England
is fast becoming acute. The Manchurl-in
agreement Is an unpleasant pill for all
other nations, but it is especially bitter to
England. The strained relation resulting
from the secretly acquired Russian advan
tage have not been improved by develop
ments In Tien-Tsin. although it is believed
at the State Department that the press re
ports of tne latter are eNaggernteu. Uonii
State.-, (here is no longer necessity for the 1 dence js manifested that the dispute will
retention of large bodies of foreign troops, yield to peaceful settlement, but it is rec-
m unina. jn other words, the time has ; ognized that a single imprudent act may
come when the Chinese Government should
be alloned to resume Its control of affairs
In Pekin and the Province of Chi-LI.
Second That the United States are deter
mined not to be dragged Into any entangling
alliances or bo forced to take sides in any
quarrels between any of the European Pow
ers. So long as the American soldiers are
on the ground they are liable at any mo
ment to become participants In an interna-
bring on a conflict that would Involve all
cf Eurcpe In a bloody war.
The United States do not propose to fce
como inolved In that if it should occur,
and the danger that such an evert might
happen has probably as much to do with
hastening General Chaffee's withdrawal as
has the desire of tho United States Gov
ernment to deal leniently with the Chinese
Government.
FILLEY SCORES
PARKER TICKET.
Declares That a Tote for -Caucus
Candidate Is a Vote-for'Bad
Government
APOLLO BELVIBERE
Iri KNEE BREECHES.
Young Ladies of Ada College Ob
jeeted to' the Statue and
-r" " " It Was Draped. ' '
"If you are for bad government, vote for
George Parker." said Chauncey I. Filley to
a large audience at Union Hall. Broadway
end Benton streets, Saturday night.
This was the keynote of a long speech In
which the candidate for Mayor on the Good
Government ticket adduced statistics to
show the corruption of the CityJIall gang,
and drew scathing conclusions. He said that
Parlor's tax returns were of a part with
those of Charles Wenneker and Nathan
Frank, and that he was a fit associate for
the company he is in.
"These men say they want to give you a
business administration. These men let this
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Findlay, O., March 16. The college at
Ada, near here, has a statuo of Apollo Bel
videre In red velvet knee breeches. It is a
new attraction of the institution. The
Franklin Literary Society of the college
recently voted a sum of money to purchase
a classical statue to be placed In the hall.
The committee, after consulting a cata
logue, forwarded money to New York for
a statue of Apollo Belvidere.
The statue arrived last week, and thf
committee, composed of young women am.
young men, Degan unpacmng it. v nen ini
lighting contract run on and on until it Is Hgure was fully revealed the young womer
aires, and I like them nil.
"One of your greatest actresses In my
estin-ation is Julia Marlowe. I saw her
when I was In New York. 'When Knighthood
ns In I lower was tho play. " She is a tru
citlst. I met Mr. Mansfield, but oniv so
cially. At his age, if all I hear of b'lm is
true, he is a genius. So many of your ar
tists aro young, and outh is a great ad
vantage. -."?.Iy. lavorite roles are La Tosca and
LAiglon. 'ilie first, I believe, affords me
greater possibilities for displaying real dra
matic force. In the locked chamber, where
I slay the regent of police to protect my
honor. I feel that I hate done Just what
my audience desires of me. kill the regent
In L'AIglon I receive pity and sympathy!
I am not the vindictive woman of "La Tos
ca but the poor, weak youth, whose am
bitions have been wrecked by repression
and injustice."
Mme. Bernhardt will leave St. Louis Sun
day afternoon for one-night engagements
In Louisville ar.d Indianapolis, previous to
returning to New York for a two weeks'
engagement, after which she sails for
France.
POSTMASTER MINER REMOVED.
Maj-or Wheeler, a Cullom Man,
Oets Springfield Post Office.
REPUBLIC srnciAL
Springfield, III., March It-Mayor Loren
E. Wheeler was to-day appointed Postmas
ter at Springfield, to succeed Lewis H.
Miner, removed.
The appointment of the Mayor Is a reco
nltion of thnt official's sen-ices for Smntnr
fmnoh? r senatorial wntert in company K, Second Infantry. Corporal Har-
Postmastcr Miner was arrayed against Leasjier. wounded in chest, slight; Feb
Cullomln the fight, the Illlnoistateour-' Juar' "' Marlnduque. Company B First
shoulder, serious: Company I, Second In
fantry, Charles G. Mannert, wounded in
thigh, moderate; January 26, JIminez, Min
danao. Company G. Fortieth Infantry, Wil
liam T. Birch, thumb, slight; Walter Law
rence, wounded In arm, slight; Ernest S.
George, wounded in arm. slight; Corporal
Lemuel Woodyard, wounded in arm, slight.
about to expire, and It will, expire and you
rcople will be in the'dark, and this mooney
Mayor will not give you light, was nis a
business administration? His was a busi
ness administration for the franchise
brokers, but you do not want that busi
ness." The 500 men in the audience cheered Mr.
Killey until the Eighth Ward Good Govern
ment Band struck up for a moxent to si
lence tho storm and allow the speaker to
continue. But throughout his long speech
there continued to be'such outbursts.
In speaking of Mayor Ziegenheln. Mr. Fil
ley said that the administration was not
the Mayor's administration, but his son's
and Julius Wurzbwger's. Withithe election
April 'i. said ilr. Flliey. tne name 01 ziegen
heln will be eliminated from the local po
litical Held as effectually as It had already
been eliminated Irom tnat of decency and
self-ropect. "
"And the gang," he said, "Is buried
deeper in the ground than any skunk; but.
like a s-kunk, it still stinks, nnd will never
cc.se to fctink in the nostrils of honest men.
"If they beat me this time. I'll continue
'to light them, as I have from the time I
sepaialca int-eu ironi meir ron.cn aumin
raised an objection to it. The faculty tool-
up, the matter and a long contention arose
between those who adored art for art's
sake and those who were opposed to the
figure. It was finally decided that the statUf
must bo returned or else draped.
A local preacher made a pair of red velvet
knee breeches, with which they clothed the
statue.
CONFEREES' REPORT.
Appropriations for Eleesymose-
nary institutions.
REPUBLIC M'LCIAL.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 16. The Con
ference Committee report on tho bill ap
propriating money for the eleemosj nary In
stitutions had better lock in the Senate
than the report on the general appropria
tions. The report was presented by Sen
ator Clay. The amendments to the House
aii nantA,i in- thi Spruite wore all adonted
isir:iilrin s-.ttiamtcd mvsi-lf from them as .. .. ,.,i y...
a-iV other self-rct-pectrng man would have i witn tne exception 01 me out- i-i. -
done. The gang don't love me; and I don't I a new building at the St. Joseph Asylum.
love them. Not much, Mary Ann. I The following taule shows the conference
"Now. before you go, bays. Just take one ! icport appropriations, us compared with the
more thing to chew on the way home. When appropriations two years ago:
IVJL. iJ.
.J 61.5i J S1.ZM
71o-rnh!ti wnc first tint i!ti for Mnvnr hn
promised me not to extend the charters of 1 Fulton Insane Asylum
franchises of any corporations without sec- I bt. Joepn insane Aiyium..
lng that the city sot its due. Has he done j ?S?nn liSS and Sun S'tohim"
that? What will nis candidates, the men liurF lillnd Scnwl at St.
lie cnose ana is DacKing wnai win mey
do?"
MACARTHUR'S CASUALTY LIST.
Three Killed and Nine Wounded
in Philippine Skirmishes.
Washington, March !6. General MacAr
thur's latest casual! list in the Philip
pines Is as follows:
Ivrilcd March 31. near Ellang, Cavite,
Company E, Signal Corps, United States
Army, George W. Patton; February 16,
Bald Hill, Leytc, Company M, Forty-third
Infantry. John Cremmins.
Wounded March i. Signal Corps. First
Lieutenant William E. Davis, slightly; Feb
ruary 22. Gasan. Marinduaue. Company G.
Second Infantry, James Burke, hip, severe;
XjOUIS 3-.iuj
BoonvlIIe Reform School K.XQ
ChlUlcothe Industrial School for
Girls 4S.SG0
St. Louis Insane Asylum ".'J.irjO
HlrglnsWlle Confederate Rome. CJ.MJ
St. James Federal Home 47.JW
Marshall Colony for the Fecble-
Mlnded and Epileptics......... 10,000
Fanmlngton Insane Asylum HS,W
Missouri 1'enltentlary iO.VM
The St: Louis Public Library Board will
meet In the early part of tliH week to take
stops toward placing the proposition of In
creasing thr tax for library purposes from
one-fifth of a mill to two-fifths of a mill
before the people of" St. Louis at an elec
tion. It is the desire of the board and citizens
to have the matter considered at the April
election.
There Is some question as to whether
there will bo sufficient time in which to
have the measure placed before the -ejp!e
at the April election. This matter is belrg
invest'gated by members of the board, and
if possible thW plan will be pursued. City
Councilor S-lmurmncher will be consulted
upon the matter to-morrow morning.
Every one nrpears anxious to take ad
vantage of Andrew Carnegis's offer of $1.
000,000 for the St. Louii library as scon as
possible. The need of the city for a new
building to accommodate Its Iubllc Library
is keenly felt, and people of all classes
wish to see the structure erected as roon
as possible. Mr. Carnegie's proffer salves
the problem of finance, which has kept the
work from being done in the last three
years. Every effort will be made by tho
city to comply with the conditions on which
the donation is made.
The first condition of the gift Is that a
free site be furnished by the city upon
which to erect the new building. The board
owns an admirable site covering the block
of ground bounded by Olive and Locust
-triers and Seventeenth and Elshteenth
streets. On , this there Is a mortgage of
lOO.OOO. Besides this the board owns an
other lot with a marketable value of J1C0,
0CO. This latter could be told and the pro
ceeds applied to reducing the mortgage,
thus making It JDCO.OOO.
Several wealthy and jiublic-spiritcd men
have practically pledged themselves to raisj
sufficient money to clear up the indebted
ness of 53CO.CCO. Tile names of these men
the board lsaJEj-rllling to give out at the
present. Unie;-t!Kis--it has been stated on
good authority that they are in earnest
and will raise the money whenever it is re
quired. This will dispose of the first con
dition. The second condlt'on is that a mainte
nance fund of $13O,CC0 be assured the library.
There are two ways of raising this income-
oy uonation anu euuowmeni, dj inuiviuuais
and by raising tKe-rate of taxation for li
brary purpose totwo-rlfths of a mill. A
recent act of tle"Legi:lature provides for
this by authorizing an election for -the pur
pose. , 4
At present the Income of the Public Li
brary is derived mainly from a tax of one
fifth of a mill. This produces about $75,000
per year, which would be doubled In the
event of the tax being raised to the legal
limit. Members of the board are of the opin
ion that no difficulty would be experienced
In securing a majority of votes If the meas
ure were put before the people at an elec
tion. The law provides that when 100 tax-paying
voters of the city shall petition tho Mayor
and Common Council asking that an annual
tax bi levied for the maintenance of a free
public library, and shall specify the rate of
taxation, not to exceed two-fifths of a mill,
the Mayor and Council'shall direct the prop
er officer to give notice in tho next annual
or special election, which may be called for
the purpose of voting on such question, that
every yoter may cast his vote for or against
the measure.
In speaking of the matter yesterday Libra
rian Crunden said that as yet no definite
courso had b(fen decided upon, and that It
would be impo.iblo to determine upon any
plan before the next meeting of the board.
He stated that the board was more than
pleased with Mr. Carnegie's offer, and would
leave no stone unturned to avail itself of the
donation as soon as possible.
"It is not at all probable," he said, "that
Mr.. Carnegie will pay U3 down at once the
lump sum of Sl.OUO.iOy. He will furnish the
money for tho centra, building and branches
as it is needed. This is the plan he has
pursued in his other endowments. Free sites
will have to be furnished for all the branch
libraries, but persons living In various parts
of the city will doubtless be glad to donate
sites to procure a branch in their neighbor
hood. "At ftist wo will probably build about
seven brandies. There would not be books
and equipment for more than this number
at the start The other branches will be
bulit from time to time, ns we are able to
take care of them. The present system of
stations would continue in practice even
after tho branch buildings are put into op
eration. In nil likelihood something in the
neighborhood of 54O.01K) will be expended on
each branch building.
"At prtsent it Is impossible to, state defi
nitely what action tho board will take, or
what Hr future plans will be. I believe,
honeiLr, that our new library, with itu
branch system, is nractlcailv n,oiti t-,
'?', I board will probably hold a meeting in the
I TilU Uil Ul U1I3 CCR, ,11 ttillUil II1C lULUrB
plan of action will be determined upon."
NHny v.Vy epaulet- .ssnon-
nCHypKPUfcL-W.T " ..FXGHTJ AWOTHE-P-T3U&L.
THE STRENUOUS LIFE OF COUNT BONL
LITTLE COUNT CASTELLANE WOUNDS
HIS PARISIAN ADVERSARY.
The Two Men Fought With Pistols and De Rodays Got
a Bullet in the-Thigh.
(3.SU)
irr.W)
40.00)
4.6J)
SU.0M
Tott! Jl.027.560 J503.610
The conference report appropriates out ci
the funds of the institutions the following
amounts:
Missouri Penitentiary J C00.M0
:::::::
ral, in which Mr. Miner Is said to own a
controlling Interest, leading the campaign
of Governor Tanner.
CONGErTs APPREHENSIVE.
3fanchurian Treaty Would Affect
Peace Negotiations:
Shanghai. March 16.-The North China
Gazette publishes an interview with Mr.
Edwin H. Conger, the United States Min
ister at rekin. in which he is quoted as
taying:
"I will not venture to say how far Rus
sia is prepared to gD. The Manchurian
treaty Is still unconcluded. but if it Is rati
fied. It would certainly affect peace negotia
tions." LOTTERY IN AID OF BOERS.
Insane Asylum Xo. 1.
Insane Asylum Xu. 2
insane AFyium -o. 3
Deaf and Dumb Asylum
S-hool for the niind
Tteform School for liors
Industrial Home for Girls
Insane Asylum 'o. 4
Colony for Fctble-Mlnded and Epileptics.
Ili.'jO)
300.OW
251.W0
3.(100
150,00)
30.0))
130.0-1)
150,000
KANSAS CITY'S NEW THEATER.
Will Be Called the Baltimore and
Cost f2C0,CC0.
Kansas City, March 16. A theater, to cost
1200,090, will bo at the northwestern corner
of Eleventh and Baltimore streets in this
city before .October L
Total Jl.S--3.0-M
BILL PASSES THE SENATE.
General Appropriation Measure, as
Reported by Committee.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
JcfTcrson City, Mo.. March 1G. After a
short discussion, the Senate passed the gen
eral appropriation bill submitted by tha
second Conference Committee, of which
Sentaor Collins of St- Louis was chairman.
The Senate passed at a late hour to
night the amended Senate committee sub
stitute for Senate tntnt nnri in-pFr,ni
I resolutions Numbers 5 and 6. submitting an
uuiciiuuk;iu iu me -jonstitution to perpetu
ate the State certificates of Indebtedness.
COLONEL C. S. PENNELL DEAD.
Former Teacher in the St. Louis
High School
r-rtTit----i- nrw A-nAAr4 Inln .n,1 tv---ij-.l
,.rr;:T wmTr-A:' ", . r"rb: St- Paul, Minn.. March 16.-ColoneI Cal-
Woodw-ard & Burgess or this city Satui- vln Sm'th Pennell. for many years a teach
day. the conditions of which Insure the s er in the St. Louis High School, in Wash-
tlLrnMJi?i.meE :',y0Se--BTl? neW I -nK,on University, and afterwards, for thlr
theater. which will be called the Baltimore, I .ty-two years. In St. Marv's Institute, died
Heri Bocheforte Is Organizing
One in Europe.
for eight months.
BOER LEADERS CONFERRING.
Nothing Yet Decided, However, as
to a Surrender.
London, March 17. A dispatcli from Stan
derton fays that the Boers are massing
ut the stations on the DeLigoa line and
the leaders are conferring dally at each
station and also at Pierterburg. Nothing
has transpired, except that the fate of the
Boers who have surrendered is one of the
subjects of discussion.
The leaders are in communication on the
s-ubject of a general surrender with tlu
Boer committee at Amsterdam.
It is stated that the manufacture of am-'
munition is proceeding vigorously.
Whatever the result of the negotiations,
it Is tolerably certain that the rumors cf
tho inclusion of General DeWet In anv form
of amnesty are not based on fact. Gsneral
Kitchener's personal vie.vs of the Boer
leader are not known In Pall Mai! but
War Office officials would rather t-?e De
Wet killed in action than taken alle
WOUNDED NEGRO ARRESTED.
Shot by Officer as He Fled to Es
cape Capture.
William Robinson, a negro, was shot in
the left elbow and left hip last night near
the corner of Franklin and Jefferson ave
nues by Special Officer John Johnson. Hen
ry Kruse, a coal dealer on Franklin --venue
near Jefferson, with whom Robinson
was quarreling when Special Officer John
son Interfered, su-stained a slight wound on
the right wrist by a bullet which grazed his
arm.
After tho shooting, which occurred about
6 o'clock. Robinson fled. At 11 o'clock he
was located in the house at No. 709 North
Jefferson avenue, where he had sought ref
uge with friends. The negro was removed
to the City Hospital, where- he will be held
as a. prisoner.
Officer Johnson said that when he came
upon the two men the negro drew a knife
and began slashing at him and Kruse, and
that 'he at once drew his revolver in- Ko-
an -mooting at Robinsoa.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris, March 16. In the duel fought to
day between Count Bonl de Castellane and
M. de Rodays the latter was wounded in
tho thigh.
The meeting occurred at 3 o'clock this
afternoon in the Pare des Princes, where
many cycling events occurred last summer.
The Count de Dion directed the duel.
M. de Rodays, whoe wound was in the
lower fleshy part of the thigh, bled abund
antly, but is not seriously Injured.
Do Rodays was hit in the right thigh at
the first exchange of shots.
Bet Anul-mt the Count.
Paris has not been so excited over nny
event since the days of the Dreyfus, affair.
Tho result of the encounter was wholly un
expected. Heavy bets were laid against the
Count before the combat.
Only the principals, two surgeons and the
seconds Count de Dion and M. Gaston
Jollvet for Count Bonl and MM. Frestat
and Perlvier were present.
On arriving nt the spot, which will be
tcrever famous In the annals of Parisian
duels, M. de Rodays very courteously sa
luted Count Boi.l de Castellane, who re
turned the salutation in a grave and dig
nified manner. Then the Count, who knew
he was to face the most expert pistol hand
in France, turned to M. Gaston Jollvet and
said laughingly:
"A Gret Day for France!"
"This Is a great day for France. My
friends at the banquet last night did not
seem, howevor, to be afraid of tho out
come.
The two men laughed pleasanUy and went
on chatting lightly, while the Comte de
Dion, with M. Prestat, was measuring off
twenty-five paces, the distance at which the
pnnclpals were to fire.
After the paces had been measured off the
seconds tosjed -.p a franc for the choice of
positions, and M. de Rodays got the ad
vantage. Then the principals were placed on
their respective spots, and the Comte de
Dion announced the rules governing the
lirln- . , ,
Shots were to be exchanged simultaneous
ly on the order of fire.
Uonl Wan Seridn-i.
It was about 3 o'clock when the two men
were placed facing each other. It was no
ticed then that Count Bonl de Castellane'a
face had lost Its pleasant smile, which had
given place to a set expression. He was
slightly pnle. arid his Jaws were firmly
clenched, but there was a fierce light in
his eyes as he gazed intently at the figure
of his opponent.
M. de Rodays was calm, but very pale.
His hand, however, was steady, and there
was no room to doubt that he meant to
kill Count Bonl if possible. That the
Count was equally fixed In his purpose to
kill De Rodays was quite apparent.
"May (he Right Win."
"Gentlemen." said the Comte de Dion,
"you fully understand the rules. Tou may
fire at the same time when I give the word.
Two shots only will be allowed. May the
right win."
Count Bonl and M. de Rodays bowed to
the Comte, then to each other, and each
stood ready to fire. There was a moment of
Intense silence, and then De Dion said In a
voice that sounded strangely stern:
"Feu! Un. deux, trois!"
There was a double report as the prin
cipals brought their pistols rapidly to the
fire, and M. de Rodays was seen to sway
for a moment as If to step forward, then
halted, turned a ghastly pallor, and. reel
ing, fell heavily to the ground. He had
be'n wounded.
Shot in the Tbljch.
De Castellane stood silent and triumph
ant, while the Comte de Dion rushed for
ward with the surgeons and examined M. de
Rodays. Thev found that the editor had
been shot in the right thigh, and was bleed
ing profusely.
The surgeons got to work with their
bandages. All this time Count Eoni stood
at his place, never moving, and except for
the sardonic smile on his lips, seemingly
not aware that he had shot his man.
Tho Comte de Dion soon arose from the
side of M. de Rodays and said slowly, after
consulting with the other seconds:
Honor Satisfied.
"Wo have decided that all the require
ments of honor have been satisfied. M. Le
Comte Eoni de Castellane has vindicated
himself ant is at liberty to retire." I
De Castellane bowed gravely to the I
Comte, the seconds bowed to each other
and then the husband of Anns CtonM
walked from the field to his carriage, chat
ting gayly with M. Gaston Jollvet and dis
cussing plans for the dinner he is thorny
to give in honor of a young: relative froa
the Provinces whom he is to Initial tnt
the mysteries of Paris.
The news soon spread through Pule
that the duel had been fought and iron by
De Castellane. Swarms of friends caUed at
the Castellane hotel to congratulate him-,
They were invariably received by fh
Marquis de Castellane, bis father, who ex
claimed, with a shrug of his shoulder, til
each:
"It Is m. Ba-mteller
"Bah! It is a bagatelle. My Bonl ta !
brave boy. How could it be otnen-wlse? This
Is not his first dutl. and he is ever succaa
ful. Swords or pistols, it matters not
which."
The Count had made arrangements to
send word to the Countess immediately of
the result of the duel after It bad been
fought. They were carried out. Within a
brief time the Countess, formerly Anna
Gould, knew that her husband was un
harmed and that his enemy had fallen.
So high was the tension of the Countess
ncrvc3 that on hearing the Count had
wounded De Rodays she would have fainted
had not her maids run to her aid and held
smelling salts' to her nostrils.
The Coantesa 1Vn Anxlona.
Her first action on recovering was to
clsp-.tch a messenger to her husband re
questing him to call upon her at once anA
tell her the details of the affair.
A friend of De Castellane said:
. "The Count aimed to kill M. de Rodays
He fired at tho stomach of his adversary-,
but aimed too low, and hit his thigh. D
Rodays. on the other hand. aimed too hbjph
and wide
"His bullet whizzed close to the Count?
head. It was a mistake for him to aim t
the head. It Is difficult to hit the fcacoV
But he escaped death luckily, and will print
no -nore paragraphs.
"The Count de Castellane is ready to matt
any other person who asperses his char
acter. . , J
"He fears no man."
SCARLET FEVER
PATIENTS WED.
Bridegroom Thought He Was Dy
ing When Ceremony Was Per
formedBoth in Quarantine.
Leading Topics ii To-Day s Republic
New- York. March 16. Eugene S. Reynal
and Miss Adelaide Fitzgerald were married
to-day at the residence of Howard Wlllett,
White Plains. N. Y.. though bride and
bridegroom are afflicted with scarlet fever
and have been In quarantine for days. The
biidegroom was in a critical condition early
in the day. and when he was told of this
he asked Miss Fitzgerald to consent to an
immediate marriage, and this she did.
The couple have been engaged for some
time and were to have been married April
21 next. They returned from Aiken. 6. C.
a few days ago and were visiting Mr. Wll
lett when both were stricken with scarlet
fever.
A turn for the worse came in Mr. Rey
nal's ccndltion last night, and early this
morning he determined on marriage if pos
sible, believing death to be near. The Rev
erend Father James Meany, assistant, rector
of St. John's Catholic Church, consented to
perform the ceremony. He was taken to
Mr- Reynal's room.
Miss Fitzgerald, who was able to be up,
was assisted to this room and the cere
mony was performed. The witnesses were
the five nurses employed to wait on the
two patients.
The bride left the room immediately Mr
Reynal seemed to brighten up consider
ably after the marriage. A consultation of
physicians was held this evening, and it
was decided that Mr. Reynal had a chance
of recovery.- Both Mr. and Mm. Rmmi
I are weU-known society people.
For Mls-iouri Fnlr Sunday; winner
In eastern nnd central portions;
-nrlnila eenernlly noutherly. Jlonilnj'
IncrennInB cloudlne-is.
For Illlnolit Fair nnil wanner Snn-
ilny: aontherly -nrlniln. Monday fair.
For Arkan-ia Fair San-day; nome
vrlmt -warmer In the en-tern portion;
southerly it I ml si Monday fnlr. j
PART I.
Paze.
1. Russians and Britisli Closer to Hostili
ties.
Bernhardt Doesn't Like St. Louis.
Count Bonl In a Duel.
Library Question to Go Before People.
2. Beer Inspection Bills are Passed.
3. Found Unconscious at River's Edge.
Suicide of an Aged Woman.
Moscow In State of Siege.
6. Township Tickets Are Selected. .,
7. Harrison Lies in State.
8. Sherman Announces More Committees.
Annual Banquet of Pike County Colony.
9. Crowds Gather to Hear Rolla Wells.
Madison Democrats Indorse Burroughs.
10. Crescent City and Frisco Derbies Run.
11. General Sporting News.
Many Entries for Big Indoor Meet.
12. Baseball. Pugilistic and Cricket News.
U. Fast Trial Over Louisville Track.
Two-Year-OIds Owned in Missouri.
14. Zlcc Stockholders May Beor-ranlza.
PART II.
1. Weather and War Worrying London. .
Diplomats Mix In a Little Love Affair.
2. News and Comment of the Stage.
3. Great Britain Stirred by Colvllle Scandal,
French Sentiment Against Dueling;
4. Editorial.
5. To Arrange Banquet for World's Fala
Workers.
Commissioner Gray Takes Depositions.
Pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Want and Real Estato
Advertisements.
11. Fair Gives Real Estate a Boom.
12. Secret Scclety News.
13. Stocks' Were Bullish.
Things Quiet on Local Stock Exchanfe.
14. No Trace Found of Horace Williams.
Ship About Which Hangs a Mystery.
To Reclaim Jamaica Bay.
PART III.
1. Banquet of Erin's Sons.
2. Old Orchard Loses) School-Tax Fight.
Plans for May Festival.
3. Will Sell Sword of George Washington.
4. Appropriation Bill Under Discussion.---Hostler
Watts Chased by a Mob.
5. Society News.
6. Society News From. Nelghborinr Cities.
8. Railway News. t :-.
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