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3 THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
Is Past- in
SUNDAY MOENING, OCTOBEE 16. 1904.
PEICE FIVE CENTS.
yvwyvsWMV-iVWsvswvs3 French Socialists and Radicals Develop Serious Differences in
f London Debates With Much Seriousness the Question Whether Pi-
Their Conference at Toulouse Parisians Are Enjoying Ideal
Weather, but Are Preparing for "Winter The Infanta Maria.
Teresa of Spain Is to Be Married Next Spring Sensational
Scene at the Cascade in the Bois du Boulogne.
neros "ew 'Dancing Doll"' Is Entirely Proper Earnhardt Was
BY CABLE TO THE KEPUBLIG
'ainfully Injured in a Collision While Out Driving British
Pres Comments on Visit of American Squadron American
i Artist Completes Coronation Picture.
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BRITISH-TIBETAN TREATY SIGNED AMID INSPIRING SCENES.
SPLIT IN P
MEANS GREAT TOIL
Radicals and Socialists Make
Changes in Organization at
J STATEMENT IS FORTHCOMING.
i General Staff Officers Refuse to
Accept Amnesty for Their
Share in Dreyfus Case and
Demand Formal Trial.
BT J. CORN'ELT
SPECIAL BY CABLE TO THE ST. LOLtS RE-
YCBLIC ASD THE NEW VOItK HLKLr
Paris. Oct. 15 (Copyright. UJ4.V-P.ad-
, Icals and Socialists have held a congress
1 at Toulouse th's week. In which divisions
were repealed that are at least erious In
this party, -which ha b;en the base of
. the majority in the Chamber of Depaties
that Is called "The Block "
IS. Locroy was oustfJ from the Execu
tive Committee s being too moderate. M.
Donmen was hissed for similar reasons, as
wns also M. Pierre Bacdln. former Minis
ter of Public Works In'tbe Waldeck-Rou-
v J J- nesu Cabinet. This was sufficient for po
'Jr , luteal prophets to predict that there-will
oe a statement made by the majority otre
days after the reassembling of the Cham
bers on October IS.
The division Trill ta!e place between the
Radicals and Socialists, when the fight
against the congregation and the ciid'eh
la ended for lack of combatants, and when
It becomes necessary to take up the ques
tion of taxes and finance, in which theio
will ba made manifest the partisans of cbl
lectldsm and those of individualism.
The Income tax will probaW te the
stumbling block, for thus far It has nof
obtained a majority. This IvwhT ,ne
mora acute among them wish the parlia
mentary labors to begin by the separation
of church and state, and even, if need be,
by the laws on workingmen's pensions.
Before that, however, it will be necessary
tn take up the budget of IMC The ta;k will
be facilitated by the prosperous condition
of our flnanres. We have entered into the
ra of increased receipts. The budget of
U0S will show an excess of J2.OM.O.0.
Under the name of "The d'Autrlehe Af
fair" the papers give rather complicated
and obscure incidents of a new chapter
of the Dreyfus affair. Four officers of the
Second Bureau of the General Staff ured
wcret-serrtce money to suborn false wit
nesses at the Rennes trial. But as they
are included In the amnesty which has
been applied to all matters connected with
ths affair of Captain Dreyfus, the official
reporter decided that there was no rea
son to prosecute them.
Ths accused have not accepted this so
lution, which would leave suspicions on
their honor. They demand a trial before
a. court-martial, in order to gire reason
to their demand, they have been incar
cerated at the Cherche-Mldl prison, and we
will have this winter a trial -very exciting-,
and probably very incomprehensible.
The chief event of the week has been
the publication of notes written by Mr.
Waldeek-Rosseau, on contemporary polit
ical -rats, collected by his heirs from
among his papers. These notes, show that
the former President of the Council of
Ministers was opposed to the denunciation
of the Concordat and the separation of
church and state. They lead un to believe
the JfeVWaldeck-Rosseau would have dls
ajes,urid of the use made by II. Combes
oitfee law of 1X1. In suppressing all the
Bat this total suppression depends upon
ths settled determination of Parliament,
to which the law Intrusts the fate of the
cmssTagatlffliq a trust which M. Waldeck-
tn his original bill, wished to
to the Government.
If should cot. therefore, be barred
from supposing that the real cause of the
resignation of II. Waldeck-Rosseau was
his unwillingness to make use of a law
that had been mutilated, and the fear of
betas; oWfjed to do himself what he has
biassed .Us successor for doing-. For, if
he reslsjaed In order not to apply the law,
he would hare been obliged to offer his
resignation to prevent Its being- multllated.
and he would have certainly won. for the
majority would have never allowed him
PARIS ENJOYS FINE DAYS,
BUT PREPARES FOR WINTER.
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PtTEUC AND THE NEW YOBS. HERALD.
Paris. Oct. l&-Copyright, lX)-The
weather this week, has been of the glorl
ocs golden kind and sufficiently warm dur
ing the day to bring out thousands of
prom en ad era In the boulevards, the Bois
and the Champs Elysees. but sufficiently
cold In the moraines and evenings to make
people think of the time to start fires.
A visit to stove establishments discloses
long; Unes of customers, as at a theater
box office, all wanting to be waited on In
-view of the near approach of winter. The
fine period began on Sanday. after several
days of cold and rain, thus affording a
favorable day for a big race meeting at
Fashlon adopts definitely expensive furs
this season, -rejecting moleskin and other
fancy skins. The cut of the sleeves is
reversed. Shoulder fullness and tight cuffs
are now to ho "ce rigeur."
rendering the expenslveness of furs,
certain frugal dames are retaining last
season's sleeves and sewing full cuffs to
the shoulders And. "vice versa." Felt hats
are worn with The furs In the new- ma
terial. 'olluchoiC. which, has long, silky
TURKISH DOCTOR ACCUSED
OF THREATENING SULTAN.
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PUBLIC AND THE NEW YOBS IJKBXLD.
Geneva. Oct. 15. Copyright, 1KVL) The
Turkish Legation tn Berne has requested
the Swiss Government to expel a Turkish
doctor here for threatening to Mil the Sul
The article In "question recently appeared
In the ORBanfn, the, Journal of the young
ish Turkey party; the staff of which has been
here from London.. The fle
ti AMBUih PJerdtt, ,.
Passage of Immense Jap Force
Has Left Few Wounds on
Fare of Fertile Manchuria.
RAILWAY !S FOUND USEFUL
Cars Hauled by Coolies Along
Line. While Mules and Ponies
Draw Myriads of Paris
Alonj: the Roads.
BY WIl.MOTT II. f.EWIV
Special Correspondent of The Re
public With tli Japanese rmy.
In Cairp at Hal-QhenE. Aug. . 1904
War. as it glow In the perfervid Imagin
ings of those who sit at ease, takes many
and gallant shape".
It i a swift-moving panorama of reck
ler charge', wild riders. grim-visaged in
fantry, seen agalnt a background of roll
ing smoke; a chorus of brave cheers heard
when the awful din slackens and stops for
All of which Is onlv true In part and
such a small pnrt! There are thoe who J
will tell you and their word are to r-a
heeded, for they have seen that war
means to them heat and cold, rain and
mud, snow and slush, and, through nil
the changes of road" and seasons, the
endless forward plodding of weary men
and the long, dust-clouded lino of carts
that strains behind them. They will say
that it is not alone or always the soldier
who wins battles, but the draft horee.
the pack mule and the patl'nt bullock or.
In these dajs. the swift, uncaring railway.
If you add to this list the Chinese coolie
ou will have a finger on each of the keys
that in this war make the chord of Japan's
LAND SHOW8 FEW WOUNDS.
For many days we rode up the line of
main advance, and wondered that the pas
sage of a great army should not have left
more wounds upon the face of the land.
Everywhere the roads are slashed wjtb;
wheel ruts, but when In dirty, disrupted
China was this not so? The uneven tracks
run by fresh, untrodden fields, between
wails of tall kowliang (the long-stalked
corn grass that will hide a troop of cav
alry) and over plains of a fertility noth
ing less than astonishing. ":
Thousands of men have gone that way,
and the slog-slog of Innumerable boots has
iit no more mark than does the hand as
It swings in tbo circle of the clock face.
The strong soil has heaved beneath the
footprlntand thrown up a harvest Behind
the boots come the wheels, heavy nall
studdtd wheels of bullock wagons. lighter
lron-tlred wheels of horse-drawn com
misariat carts, and those others, smaller
still, which circle forward as the sweat
ing men haul between the shafts. Thus
moves the food, lackirg which an army
becomes a mob thus, but also, to be ex-
"i, oy tne railway.
Think of the Japanese occupation of ths
Peninsula as something quick and sen
tient, and the mind leaps to the knowl
edge that this railway track running
directly north and south is a great veln.the
pulsing of which means life and strength.
On either hand the faint tracings, as of
capllliaries, run where the carts move
through the fleWs. touching the little
hamlets where Chinese have crowded aside
to make room for the scattered troops;
RUSSIA'S LINE HELPS JAPAN.
iuina. aiso tor a moment how In the
matter of this railway Russia has helped
Japan. From Dalny to Halcheng the line
Is Intact Here and there you will And a
bridge wrested from Its supports, silting
In drunken fashion from the line, while to
the side of It a temporary structure carries
the rails past the break to tbe track again.
Dynamite, you will think, and so thitkipg
err. juonins rack, oerore the war, there.
came great floods to this land, doing dsnv
age of which the most permanent was the
unsettling of these same bridges. As the
waters left them they remain, and the
temporary supports of heavy wood over
which ran ths diverted rails are Russian
Russia has left to her enemy this'work
of her hands without so much as lifting
a finger to spon its usefulness. Her men
have fled, taking with them all the
locomotives. It Is true, and much of the
freight-bearing stock but of this last not
all. Day by day behind us we have heard
the rumble of trains, and have turned to
see a great line of rice-heaped cars I have
counted as many as twenty-'.wo slowly
hauled along the line by coolie power.
Great box cars, with the queer topsy-turvy
Russian letters marking their class, and
the staring whl'e number by which they
are known In the shops, running end to
end. with long. lean, open trucks, the rank
and file of a railway army.
CARS HAULED BT COOLDSST
Behind no urgent puff of steam they
move, but slowly, bound about with the
straw-rope harness of the line cf dwadling
colles who pull them over the flat and up
the gentle grades, to leap clattering on
board when tbe downward slope of the
line gives them rest. Tou may Me twenty
five ar thirty men to a big car. and sir
teen or eighteen to its smaller neighbor,
toiling forward, while a Japanese, at ease
on the heaped load, -vilifies the loiterers
in the little of their language he has
learned, or. more rarely, belabors a pair
of lazy shoulders with a long erass stalk.
Enthroned upon the rice piled truck, you
may see and hear to-right and left of the
line tbe slow, thudding passage of the
carts, hlttinsr the Mzh nlares of the trail
Between the shafts a great bullock or a
sturdy, big-headed Chinese pony, on either
nana oi wnjen goes a male. Here let It
be said that the stale of this rmmtn- ar
nothing less than splendid, and the better
In class the further north tou go. They
and the loads they pull give way to army
transport, harnessed to which an h
weedy horses which know Japan f Or home.
At first we were Inclined to sneer at them,
not knowing that, despite spindle legs.
narrow chests and weak Quarters, they
could yet drag greet weights over the long
miles of many weary days and fight
among themselves with vicious joy at the
end of the Journey. And last, the men
three to each of the hand carts thai hear
blankets, water bottles, rice pans, cook-
Ins: utensils and tbe Wee. Some In boots.
some In the straw sandals (or warm
which are tbe footgear of the lower
classes in Japan, others hound In cloths
from the knee down, they sweat under the
sun -and fling themselves down1 In any
ahaoe wtsn the word te rest Is grrcsw
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The enormous, uiany-storipd structure, ivhlrh has little of tlie Chinese in its aspect, but suggests a group of sky-scrapers In some Occidental city
in outline, is built on a bluff north of tbe city of Lnssa. capital of Tibet. Probably not a tlozen -white men bad ever seen it until the British, expedi
tion under Colonel Younshusband arrived, and fewer still had ever returned from the mysterious land to tell of its wonders. Edmund Candler, a cor
respondent with tbe British column, says of the Potala that "Its golden domes hone in tbe sun like tongues of 'fire, making it a landmark for miles
around. It must strike with awe ami veneration the hearts of the pilgrims arriving from the barreu table-lands to visit the Sacred City." It was in
this buildlDg that the Brltlsh-Tibettn treaty was si?ned September 7.
BY DANCING DOLL
Question of Whether I'inero's
Erometer Is Decent or Other
wise Gravely Debated.
PLAYWRIGHT IS UNDISMAYED.
Mrs. Grundy's Official Represent
ative, the Examiner of Play,
Says It Is Proper, but W. '.
Sfead Thinks Differently.
SPECIAL Br CABLE TO THE ST LOUIS RE
PUBLIC AND THE NKVV, YORK HERALD
London. Oct. 15. (Copyright. 1904.) Mr.
Arthur W. Pinero's dancing doll is the talk
of London. Every seat at Wyndham's
Theater, where "A Wife 'Without a Smile,"
the play in which the doll made its ap
pearance, was produced 'Wednesday night,
has been booked for sir weekn ahead.
All the town wants to see for Itself
whether what ha3 been desired as an
erometer Is a high or low. innocent or
suggestive, decent or indecent doll.
The doll Is an Invention of Seymour Rlp
plnglll, the husband of the wife without a
smile. Ripplnglll has. attached the toy to
a spring, which passes through the ceil
ing of the drawing-room and is fastened
to the, sofa of an upper room, occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. Webbmarsh. two recently
married people, who frequently retire
there, ostenlbly to work, but In reality
Ripplngill's Idea was that the doll would
show whether or not Webbmarsh and his
I wife were spooning, and that Mrs. Rip
plnglll might thereby be induced to laugh.
Ripplnglll thought that even a kiss or the
gentlest pressure of the hand should pro
duce a ihlver of tbe do'.L
The audience sees the pendant doll, not
merely shivering, but dancing up and
down and performing the most extraor
dinary gyrations at the end of its string.
"Perhaps its unwise," says one critic,
"to inquire into the mechanism of this doll
buslncss.-.whlch at several moments In the
play made the house roar with laughter.
"There were a greatjinany laughs in the
play, but If we were to describe in plain,
unvarnished Saxon the cause, we are
afraid we might be giving an entirely
wrong impression of the piece."
A second critic said:
"One of Ripplngill's delicious jokes is the
labored incident of the hanging- up of a
doll on a string to act as a telltale when
couples sit on the sofa and Indulge in
kissing, but why the act of kissing should
agitate the string and cause the doll to
gyrate is a question In the higher occult
Ism of which Mr. Pinero alone has the
"And yet. when Mrs. Grand official
representatle. Mr. George Redford, ex
aminer of plays, was asked if lie saw
nothing objectionable in Mr. Plnero's doll,
he replied It seemed to him to be sheer
Insolence to ssek for a vile suggestion In
a 'Wife Without a Smile,' which he de
scribed as the work of our greatest dram
atist "I'm perfectly certain," he added, "with
out the shadow or a vestige of a doubt
that Mr. Pinero, who is well known to
me and whom I highly esteem, had not
the slightest intention of what I may call
nastlness in the situations of his play.
Until to-day, when It was polntediout to
me that the action of the doll suspended
from the ceillcg might be misunderstood,
I had never dreamed that such a charge
could be made against the author."
Mr. Arthur Chudlelgh. who, with Mr.
Charles Fronnoan, Is responsible for the
production, was asked for his views of the
suggestion that the doll Incidents savored
"Quite absurd." said Mr. Chudlelgh.
"Tou must understand that the mechan
ism Is so delicate that It would even reg
ister a handshake."
A friend and admirer of sir. Pinero gives
.srtaU-bs deserlfcss as an explanation of.
Mr. Plnero's dancing doll and of tty triv
ial childish story, in which the doll plajs
the principal part. This deponent sayeth:
"The great dramatist gaie the public of
his besL He handled fine theme. Ke
laid bare his soul, and what happend?
The play-goer, the easy-going play-goer,
-voted the piece dull. It might not be dull,
he yawnlngly admitted, to th03 who
cared about the serious side of life, but
for bis part he preferred to guffaw. Dis
couraged, yet still hopeful, Mr. Pinero
tried again, this time it was with
'Letty' Again the theme was mainly se
rious, jet he conceded to the gorged
piaj-goer soma comic characters ana aj
nappy enaing. ieuj- cocsequenuy xounu
more faor than 'Iris,' still, however, it
was neither a reliable digestive, nor a
"Then the dramatist laughed a bitter,
sardonic laugh. 'What these good people
want," he said to himself. Is a dancing
doll. After all, they are children In art,
and they sliall be treated as children. I
will tell them to blow upon the back of
my watch and see it fly open. The shall
have their 'dancing doll.'
"Betting to work with cynical glee, he
wrote 'A Wife Without a Smile always
keeping in sight the necessity for the
dancing doll. He constructed a little plot
that should be a faithful parody of the
artificial 'pretty-pretty fake plots' jhat the
dear British public has grown to love."
A cosmopolitan play-goer with whom I
spoke of the subject gae expresslsn to
a view whioh may possibly come as near
to the truth as the majority of those
which are being uttered In Mr. Plnero's
FOR MRS. GRUXDT.
"Mr. Pinero." he said. is running a tilt
against Mrs. Grundy. He wants to show
her how ridiculous she is if she will ac
cept the dancing doll, and though the Idea
is a somewhat gross one. Mrs. Grundy
has been caught laugclng at It- She can
not continue to set her face against the
consideration of the realities of life. Mr.
Pinero is trlng to instil into Mrs. Grun
dy some sense of humor"
One of the funniest outgrowths of the
controversy over "A Wife Without a
Smile" is the way In which that stalwart
snd self-appointed keeper of the British
mora's, Mr. William T. Stead, gives him
self away. AskeJ about the dancing doll
by an interviewer. Mr Bteid said:
"As I sal v.atcnlng the play, it seemed
to me pure Punch sr-d Judy business.
When I came away, however, and I
thought over what I had been laughing
at. I thocght it was moral degradation, a
moral degradation that I should be made
to laugh at such a thing. The whole tone
of the play Is bad. The whole atmosphere
"It is bai bad bad." said Mr. Stead
with emphasis. "1 would like to see the
play hanged by the coxman hangman."
BUT HE LAUGHED.
Yet Mr. Stead had laughed at It.
One morning paper devotes a leading ar
ticle to the dancing doll and say: "There
is one course open to Mr. Pinero. Ho can
easily modify the offense, for modification
is ail that Is needed. The play Itself deals
lightly with the marriage vows, but the
plot Is so evidently preposterous that no
great harm can te expected to result
from what i-s sheer fare of the mostfla
"It is to be hoped that he will take im
mediate steps to brine about this altera
tion. His reputation a our leading drama
tist will be the gainer thereby."
However, neither Mr. Pinero nor the
management of Wynir-am'3 Theater has
the slightest Intention of either withdraw
ing or modlfIng the-play, and in a state
ment issued in tnclr mulual,behalf it I?
asserted that Mr. Pinero puts the matter
in a nutshell when he says that any in
decency that exists exists solely in the
minds of those who allege it.
BOSTON MAN IS BUNKOED
BY THREE ENGLISHMEN.
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PUBLIC AND THE NEW TORX HERALD.
Paris. Oct. IS (Copyright. lt) Misfor
tune has befallen Edward Dombar of Bos
ton, who made tbe acquaintance of three
Englishmen In a hotel.
He visited the sights of Paris with them
and in the evening the quartet pssstd
the time In a private room at a cafe,
when an aznuslzg game was proposed, the
humor lying In the fact that each placed
his money in his hat. Hats were collected
by one of the friends, who promptly de
parted. The others In turn went to look
for the first, leaving- Dombar alone. Dora
bar's pocketbook contained nearly 14,640
francs. He has not seen his three friends
AMERICAN COMPLETES HIS .
PICTURE OF CORONATION.
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PUBLIC AND TIIK NEW lORK III.I.M.D
London. Oct. 15 (CopyriRht. 1S-M ) Ed
win AbNy. R. A , the American artit to
whom was intrusted the task of painting
the official record of King Etiward's cor
onation, has at last completed the formi
dable canvas, which was submitted to tbe
King, and who described it the finest cere
monial picture he has ever seen.
Ths picture measures no less than 20
feet in length and contains a vaQt quanti
ty of portraits, all of wnlch have been
taken from life All the members of the
rojal family have given Mr. Abbey lt
tlngs, and the King visited the artist'D
studio on several occasions.
FIGURES IN A DUEL
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PUBLIC AND THft NEW OP.K ULItALD.
Paris. Oct. 15 (Copyright. 1901) A dis
cussion in the press led to a duel be
tween Senor Gome: Carlllo, the Guate
malan Minister to Mexico, and ii. Jacques
Laudun. editor of a sporting taper.
The weapons chosen were ragiors. Senor
Carlllo took the offensive, and after three
engagements succeeded in wounding hp
opponent in the right arm.
While they were on the same grounJ a
dispute took place between Doc'or Luevi
con. who is attached to the Russian Em
bassy, and Mr. Hermann, Thlch led to
the former sending his seconds to his ad
versary, but, as the two are trothers-ln-law,
the doctor was advised rather to seek
redress in the courts of Justice.
BERNHARDT INJURED IN A COLLISION,
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Berlin, Oct. 15 Sarah Bernhardt, the famous French actress, was to-day
painfull injured at Aachen. She was driving: In her carriage when the vehicle
bad a collision. "
A- splinter of glass entered the actress's eye. She was operated upon Immedi
ately and Is said to be pro-rre'sains satisfactorily,
INFANTA TERESA WILL
BE MARRIER IN SPRING.
ETECIAL ITT CABLBTOTTIIR IXUIS P.E-
JL.BliIt7 ArvU XX.LE. .X.r, luim. i,-,w.-.
Madrid. Oct. 15 (Copyright. IDOL) The
news, published months ago. of the forth
coming marriage of the Infanta Teresa,
King Alfonso's younger sister, to her
coosln. Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria,
though it was generally denied at the
time, is now confirmed.
The official announcement will shortly
be made, tbe negotiations have been con
ducted with the knowledge and approval
of Senor Maura and the other members of
the Spanish Government.
Prince Ferdinand arrived last Saturday
and will visit the Andaluslan cities with
Kicg Aironso. The marriage will take
place next spring-
DEMENTED GIRL FOUND
BATHING IN CASCADE
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PUBLIC AND TH3 NEW TORK ULItALD.
Paris. Oct. 15. Copyright. 1304.) Brom
enaders near tbe Cascade in the Bois da
Boulogne were astonished to sea a re
markably pretty woman's face bobbing In
the surface of the water.
The poilce appeared on the scene and
ordered the bather to come out.
This she refused to do. but, on the
gendarme entering the water' to fetch her,
the maid of the Cascade.
She was driven to the police station, en
veloped In an overcoat. The girl belongs
she suddenly stood up before the crowd,
perfectly nude, and Informed them, she was
to a good family and was found to have
suddenly lost her reason.
Accident in Which Duke of Con
naught Is Injured Passes
Without 'Raising Storm.
CART DRIVER RESPONSIBLE.
Driver of Machine, Thougli Suf
fering Severly From Shocfc,
Drives Back to .City, Then
SPECIAL BT CABLB TO THE Err. Lout"! RE
PUBLIC AND THE NEW TORK HERALD.
London. Oct. 11 (Copyright, 1304.-For
once an automobile accident has happened
and not a single voice is raised la con
demnation or even criticism of the auto- .
moblhst. ' ;
fiuch a reversal of tbe usual proceedure. J
where, even If the unlucky automobtlist
proves that he was not in the wrong,
there U always a nroltitade of people con
vinced that he ought to have been In the
wrong. Is to be attributed to the fact that
it wa3 the Duke of Connaught and not
any les noable person who was Injured .
Shortly alter G o'clock the Duke of
Connaught set out from Edinburgh for
Go-ford, where he was to dine with lord
and Landy Wetnyss. Mr. Kenneth Hen
derson, who has a great experience as a,
driver, took upon himself the duty of
drlvlmr the Duke to East IiOtMan.
The lights and everything were In good
order. The Duke, who was In good spirits,
bade good-by to his friends In the hotel
and took the rizhthand back seat of ths
car, and Major Murray, his aide-de-camp,
was In the car beside him on ths left
seat. Captain Madaren was In front be
side the driver. A second car carried s
driver and Colonel Hippisier. while a
spare car followed with a driver in case
any breakdown of the car carrying- the
FOLLOWS TRAM CAR.
All went right until the car had passed
PlerchlU and was nearlng Craigentilly. It
appears that at this point of the road,
which Is only lighted by lamps along the
side of the north pavement, the car had
followed a tram car going in ths same
direction. Suddenly the train car stopped
to put down & passenger and. In order to
dear it. the driver of the Duke's motor
proceeded to pass it on his and its right
itnfortunately. however, a heavy cart
and a janker carrying an old ship's masts
was coming westward. It had no lights
and the car carrying- the Duke ran Into
iL The driver of the janker says ho
shouted as loudly as he could when ha
saw the automobile, which r-as going at
a fair speed, shoot out from behind th
I tram car. but if ho did It was to no
The horse, frightened by the lights of the
automobile, swerved to the left, pullhur
the Janker more Irto the way of the auV
tomoblle. The head of the automobile
cleared the 'janker, but the body of It, in.
which ths Duke tt.is seated, came vio
lently Into collision with some part of ths
vehicle with dlsatrous results. The part
of the car which struck the .vehicle wao
completely carried away, and the Duke,
with the driver, was thrown off. hut Major
Murray and Captain Madaren kept their
seats and escaped without lnjnry. The car
skidded along for some Bfty yards after
the accident before it came, to a stand-,
DUKE IS STUNNED. '
The Duke had a narrow escape. He had
been thrown heavily upon the road and
had been stunned by an Injury to his
head. From the condition In which ho was
found he must have been dragged a short
distance along with the debrhfef the body
of the automobile.
The moment the car canto to a stand
the aides ran back to where the Dcka was
lying and gave what assistance It was
possible to tbe Duke, who at the time
wxs dazed from the Injuries he had re
ceived. The spare car came up and the
Duke was assisted into It and token back:
The accident had been of so sudden a
character that the gentlemen who were
now In charge of the" Duke could hardly
realize what bad occurred, and. needless to
say. that at the hotel, from which the
Duke had set out In such high spirits
scarcely half an hour before the ntmoit
consternation prevailed on seelnr him re- i
turn in so deplorable a state. '
Mr. Henderson, the driver of the auto
mobile, was suffering from severe shock
and could not be seen when a reporter
called, but the Scotsman states that he Is
a most experienced automobile driver and
thoroughly practical man. having got his
training at Coventry. He knows the roads
in the Gosford district well, having been
employed for a time as driver to Lord
Elcho. end has also driven him over many
of the English roads. Mr. Henderson Is a
son of tbe late Chief Constable of Edin
burgh. It ar pears that, though the body of th
automobile was Injured, and especially that
part of it In which the Duke was sitting;
the machinery was not damaged, and that
Mr. Henderson, suffering though he was.
brought ths automobile back to Edin
burgh. Then he collapsed. He attributes
tbe accident. It Is understood, to the fac--that
tbe janker carried no lights, and
could not. therefore, be seen when he
emerged from behind the cable car.
In an the London papers attention Is
called to an anamoly of ths law which;
permits slow carts to go without lights
PARCELS POST ARRANGED
FOR FRANCE AND AMERICA.
SPECIAL BT CABLB TO THE ST. LOUTS re.
PUBUC AXD THE NEW TORK HERALD.
Paris. Oct. 13. (Copyright. U04.)-M;
Troufllet, Minister of Commerce, has ar
ranged with the postal authorities of ths
United States for a reciprocal parcels post.
The system Is to go into effect en Novem
ber L ' '
The French Government has concluded
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Express Company foclh MrvJc-iXttvttrf.,
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