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FEATURES! THft DlSPAtCtt tfOUNDRD iSGO. THE TIMER FOUNDK? 1SSS. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1905 PRIClv FIVE CENTS ?>wAecrs oSxS?/MesA&?a! BY HIS YOUNG BRIDE By C??ver Ruse She Eases Him of Four Thousand Dollars and Decamps. CANNOT PROSECUTE HER PARIS, Dec. 30. A. M.-BInet lias just met with an ex? perience which he ts likely to remember for the remainder of hla life. . He recently made the acquaintance.of,a young woman, aged about'22, with whom he became so Infatuated that he begged her to become his wife. The marriage ceremony took place yesterday in Paris, and the wedding dinner was given in a well-known Paris restaurant, Tho bride looked charming in her white robe o? in? nocence and orange blossom. After-the dinner came the ball, and then ' M. BInet took his bride home. ' Sho removed, her white veil and her orange blossom, and., then suddenly be? came deathly pale, und leaning againsta stdebounl, gasped,."A doctor, a doctor/' . Th?i horrified- bridegroom, rushed out to fetch a doctor, arid in less then, a quarter oa an'Uo?r .oamdruslilrig back with him in a cab, '..", ' '?*-:,?, """ .': . ,/.:: ?"??>-?!? When they got up to ,*he room, there were no sign? of the' bnde,-tbouBh lier 'wedding gown lay on the bed. She. had gone, and.had taken...wj<?>'"her ? ?iim-.?f WOOO which M;'BInet'ha?' put away inihls escritoire.. -, ?? - :</. -, The Infuriated bridegroom immediately went with the doctor to inform ?ie local police Magistrate of bis. adventure, and learned to his astonishment that as. he had married the woman >ho could not tqke any proceedings against her, as, accord? ing to French law, a husband cannot charge his wife with any criminal effenso, "The only thing you can do," said the Magistrate, "Is to take proceedings to force your wife to" return to her conjugal duty." And with this sorry consolation the bridegroom returned to Wb solitary home, "CONFIDENCE*? TRIGK ABOARD_GCEAN LINER Passengers on Eastbound Steam? ers Fnom Marseilles Victims of Clever Sharpers. MARSEILLES, Dec..:?: There has of lato been tt great Increase in the number- of- attempts inado hero to rob passengers on board the.Peninsular and Oriental - steamers. Quite recently, a passenger on-the.India was robbed of $300 by means of the confidence trick. The method of operating Is as follows: The "confidence" trick men make their way on board tho steamers Immediately after arrival. They are faultlessly dressed, and explain to their Intended victims that their luggage-Is not yet on board,? and they are unable to.pay the purser. They request tho, Immediate le?an of a sum varying from $200 to ?500. Yesterday a passenger on the Egypt was thus robbed of $200, but. observing tho man go aBbore Immediately afterward, the passenger shouted, "Stop, thief!" and the man was arrested, as'well as one of his accomplices. The*, gave their'names as Gyson and Jansen. ACROBAT IS VICTIM OF DIHNDETTA Daughter of Noble Parents De? serts Home for Him an^His; ; Murder Follows, TUNIS, Dec. 3D. Ducot, the well-known acrobat, who la perhaps better Known In muslo halls as "Stewart," after a performance In a mu ?lo hall at Cagliari, Sardinia, recently was Introduced to a noble Italian family occupying a. box In tho hall. One of |he female members of the fam? ily at once fell passionately |n love with him, and subsequently followed him to Tunis, ?where he had obtained an engage? ment. A few days later Stewart was admitted to the hospital, suffering from lunacy Within ft short time he was suillciontly recovered to' tou allowed ou.t for a walk and one afternoon he, met two strangers' with whom ho entend a-Cafe, After prinking in their company he returned to the.hospital, and shortly offer fell dead. Art Inquest was held, and a verdict of death by poison wuh returned. .Tu? 'two ?neu have been tirrested, itumors are cir? culating that the affair'lu the out'voine or _ vendetta. - : ?.????. ". ? . i .-? </fei ?jrA? &f frenffam, , mm'mt?ammmKmmmm?m^m^mmmm?mammt DUKE OF SUTHERLAND PRESENTS PALACE TO COUNTY COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION Unable to Reside in His Magnificent Staffordshire Seat, Owin'gto Pollution of Lake pit the Grounds' bythe River Trent.He-Makes it a Public Gift LONDON, Dec. 30. THE Duke of Sutherland has made a magnificent gift to the county? of Staffordshire. At a meeting of the County Council yesterday' a letter was read stating that th? Duke and Duchess were desirous of presenting Trentham Hall to the COunty Council for the pur? pose of higher education In Staffordshire. It has been known for some time that his Grace did not meditate a continued residence, and this is the one clement of regret that mingles with the gift? For a .longtime the'Sutherland family has been. ?connected with; Stafford, arid It has been one of the ; pleaf ?i.rer-rf ?ithePp?iople..to,.lvvve, ! thp'Duk?" and' bf? family resident ' for a part, of the ,y?-ar. " But the house had .ceased to be as desirable a residence.a? It once was^ . There is now-In the park-an artificial lake. some- sixty acres in extent, ; DETECTIVES ALERT IN FANCHOST?MES Mix With joyous Crowds at An? nual Festival and Make Many Arrests. GENEVA, Dec. 30. : The Escalado fetes nre taking place here, and as Geneva'becomes a resort of doubtful characters during the three days* festival, several detectives havo : donned funcy costumes, and last.night made two arrests, A pickpocket . wa,s caught red-handed by a pierrot detective, and a burglar, who has been "wanted" for several months, was recognized on taking oft his.niask, and promptly arrested by a Mcphls tophelcs. Tho burglur was betrayed, by a woman confederate to 'whom tho wily de? fectives had made love in their disguises, An American, who had dined-too well, and had produced a.bundle of banknotes, was accompanied to his hotel by*nn In'-; noccnt-looklng clown and u pierrot, who were detectives. Another-officer, a good' dancer, led the ' navel ? with- the fairest partners in a public dancing hnll, with a view of-obtaining useful'information'. ' A'band of studonts, who wore inclined to be noisy, were invited to return home by one of their number, who, when he un? masked, was discovered to ? bo a well kr.own police- oflloer. Barber and Barrister. VIENNA, Deo. 30.?A ? young barber of Vienna, by birth a-Serb, has JUBt obtain? ed his degree of doctor of law in the Vi? enna University, i , ACT OF KINDNESS ' BRINGS GIRL FORTUNE Swiss Maiden.Xeft $250,000 by . .. ;Gld- Man Whom She Had Probably Forgotten. ' GENEVA," Dec. 30. The Ohwaldncr Volksfreund states that Mlle. A, Burt?h, of Obwald, in the Canton of Unterwald, becaipo one of the richest heiresses In Switzerland yesterday, owing to the generosity of an Englishman, According to this journal, which does not give the name of thetbnnofactor, Mile. Buroh was waiting In a largo crowd no* foro Buckingham Pataco In 1880 to sco the Queen, when an old gentleman, overcome by the heat, fainted near her and fell on the footpath. The Swiss girl tended him, and accom? panied him home In a cab., Ho thanked her for her attentions, and asked bor for her card before she went away. Some mphths later she returned to Switzerland, and, apparently, the Incident was for? gotten. : It Is staled by the Volksfreund that she received a letttir from a London solicitor yoatortlay Informing lier that-tl)?'- old gen? tleman whom ??hu had aided had dlod, leaving her a fortune of $200,000. which was "constructed -about sixty years; ago. It Is fed by the river Trent, which,; at that time, was a clear and beautiful stream. . " '?' * "J But- since then the river Trent has been made the recipient of sewage.and Indus? trial refuse from the surrounding pot? teries; and the Duke . naturally desired that some steps should be taken,to avoid this pollution? But the remedies wero-inot ? Mund,, and hence his r?solve to ; discon? tinue residence. . On thinking the matter over, however, the most- generous,'.im? pulse seems: to have- come/to him' of pre-, senling the hall to Staffordshire, a'coun ty ', which --has hltherto.-^bt?n- dependent .upon'-Manclii!!*^r.^ secondary "education of -its young people. It will now bo possible to make a college of the old hall, *ind-:as tramcars run quite closo to the estate, Its;.convenience for that purpose requires no demonstration. - PREDICTS A WAR ; FOR GOLJJEN THRONE German Newspaper Says That England "Casts Covetous Eyes ' on Ashantee- Relic. ? ? ? ?? ? _ BERLIN, Dec. 30. One'of the stories by which a section of the German press strives to discredit Brit? ish Colonial policy is published In the Chemnitzer Allgemeine Zeitung. This journal announces that Great Brit? ain M. on the eve of a war with the Ashantis for the possession of the historic golden throne, which Is one of the treas? ured relics of the Gold Coast. ..,'?? "The British have long. desired this relic," it says,."and promisedto make a low-bom son of an executioner King.of the Ashantis If ho would betray it's whero abouts. ..The man.was actually made a chieftain, but the scheme for the theft failed, owing to other natives' vigilance.! "it Is now demanded by the Ashantis that ?the upstart shall,be .removed from the chieftaincy. , The British,authorities, have refqsed this,;.but their ' prestige has been greatly impaired, and the Ashantis are determined to lnltlato. a war. "This will be long and difficult,for if the Asbdlills are successful at first they will receive the support of the Fahti ne? groes." . . Tho Chemnitzer Allgemeine Zeltung re? ceived Its story from a German trader at Tarkwa, on the Gold Coast. . Guardians Crowded Out. LONDON; Dec. 80.?TheFarnham Board of Guardians has been obliged to give-up its room at tho workhouse.because of the Increased number'of inmates, FRENCH DOCTOR DIES MARTYR10 SCIENCE Voluntarily Sacrifices His Life for the Ultimate Good of Human Race. . PARI?, Deo. 30. Dr, M. Radlguot died here yesterday from tho effects of experiments on him? self with Roontgon rays In the interests of medical science, For tho last two years ho devoted him? self mainly to the study of the effects of tho x-rays as curative agents, and he had repeatedly subjected himself to their In? fluence, * . Latterly ho began to suffer Intensa pain in his limbs, and two of his fingers were amputated, This operation yielded no re llof, and ; tho doctor died after enduring mouths of agony, Ills last utterance was an expression of forvont thankfulness that .ho had been permitted to establish reliable evidence as to, the effect of Hoenlgeri rays on the human organism. It Is stated at the clini? cal department of tho university that ills-, coy?rles of an Imiiortunt eluiruetor will be revealed from Ilia papers and treatises, ;, Trentbam. is a magnificent family "seat oijipine antiquity, but It' has been bq add? ed ?to and-restored; that it is'generally re-. garded'as a modern mansion. >I??rt of the plunder of the'- monasteries at;the:Beformatlon, it came into the pos-, session of.-,the Levesoris, wlib we're' the forerunners of the present Levcson-.Gower family/ but much more of the ? present building was erected from designs by Sit; Charles Barry ?t?.costof 3750,000. ?;??;"? Although the Duke has given, up Trent ham, ho,-has a chdica-.of castles-left. ..Be sides th? palatial Stafford -House In ; St. James', helaaLill?shall..ii>_,sHropshtr?; House of Tongue, at Latrw'?.n? ?Dunropl n Castle, "whlclf competes' With Glarnis Cas? tle a3 the oldest Iniiabltefil castlfe in Scot? land. . - - Trentham Hall is ,th? mentioned by i Lord Bca thalr.;" '-. "\ ' ; AflMY OFfiCER^ MUST STUDY MARY ART School;of'Cookery Established at English Headquarters and At? tendance Compulsory. : LONDON, Dec. 30. The British military ofHcer is learning to ; cook in. addition to the other new duties which are ' gradually convincing him that the army Is a.' serious profession. For tho first time in its history a class of officers -assembled at the Army School of Cookery at Aldcrshot this week for a special course of instruction in tho theory arid practice of military: cookery. ' This cqurso Is intended to.glvo'them the necessary knowledge to superviso the cooking of tho soldier's food and to be a wholesome check on tho shortcomings of the master cooks, who havo. managed hitherto,. for. want of. practical super? vision, to do pretty well aa .they liked.' Other,classes of officers will, from time to/time, be; assembled at the school of cookery until there is a qualified officer chef.,Iri every battalion. . Sir John French has decreed that every officer .who-has to take the responsibil? ities of *the cook houses and field kitch? ens on' his Bhouldors is henceforth to be more than a figurehead. For. yeard it lias been the-custom in, the army to leave all matters, concerning the preparation of thu soldiers' rations in barracks and in the Held entirely in the hands of tho master cook, a non-eom mlssloned officer prepared for tho position by a course of instruction at -, the Army School of Cookery. Whatever that official chose to direct should be done, and whatever material he requisitioned .was never questioned; and if things went wrong there was generally a plausible excuso to shift the blame from the shoulders of the autocrat of the regl montal cook house. . TWO PERSONS KILLED IN OPERA JOUSE ROW Applause Given an Unpopular Ar-? tist Develops Into Fierce and Fatal Riot. * ' MADRID, Deo, 30. . Two persons were killed In a freo tight at the Boyal Opera House at Seville last night. * . During the performance of. "La Qlo co?da," the clatpio, as ?he men aro termed who aro hired ut Continent?! theatres to lead tho applause, persisted In applaud-? Ing a Bomewlmt unpopular artist. , ' Tho n'udlenoe, resenting this, starte?, hissing, and ' a t urbuient scene ensued, which speedily dovelnped Into a fight with canea, chairs and wlno bottles, Fventunlly tho theatre was cleared by armed police. Two members of the audli eueu, whose skulls -had been fractured, were talion to tho hospital, and died then? shortly afterward, Tho claque was ar? rested, . ' ? , Tltalfa? Palace" oonsfleld in "Lo ..;;TR_NTH?M IL^LL-?ND <jTS"?N; . ; -*-: VTRQN??B?NTSj'?'. DROUGHT IN INDIA PRECEDES^ FAMINE Human Beings and Animals .Suf? fer Alike and Daily Scenes ,; Are Most Pathetic. ? CALCUTTA, Dec. 30. Continued drought .Is producing pitiable scenej ;-'|n'? the "parched, districts of the United .Provinces; tho Gwallor State of Central;India, and Rajputana. Roads aro dotted with rough village carts, drawn by famished -bullocks cot% veylng air the poor household effects of emaciated peasants, wlio trudge, despond? ently alongside with,hungry children and tired women. ? They' are moving1 stolidly forward In tho, hope of .reaching fodder and water before the cattle?their most valuable possession??dlo of hunger and thirst. A'bullock drops occasionally, but the ' w?ary ' procession"'continues on Its way. '? ? ? ? ? ?? ?? Tho government ot India is already; feeding 68,000 destitute people, and would feed more but that Rajput pride Induces many to disdain help until hunger presses,; pmFsWlId for sixto dollars Occupant of Next Bedroom, Now Missing, Suspected of the Crime. PARIS, Dec. 20. Louise,Penblanc, a young woman who had como from Brittany to seek a situa? tion as servant, has been found murdered hi the bedror of a hotel, having been strangled, apparently after a terrible strugglo, by means of a handkorchtef, ' Victor Avron.-an electrician, who occu? pied tho next bedroom, and who has, It Is.stated, been discovered to, bo a notori? ous criminal, Is missing. A canvas pocket, containing nil the girl's savings, had been taken away. She had said, in tho presence of Avron, that she kept the pocket concealed in her dress. BULGARIANS PLOT TO KIDNAP MOTORISTS . . \ Their Servian Guide in League With a Band of Daring Robbers. > L.I9BON, Peo. SO. Two Portuguese sportsmen who loft Lis? bon four months ago on ? motor car trip through J-Juropo havo had a narrow es? cupo from capture by brigands, Tho travelers were accompanied by a Servian guide, who- migaged to conduct them to Constantinople. This guide, how over, was known to bo couneuted with the notorious brigands, and the Bulgarian po? lice ? mudo Investigation?, and discovered a plut whereby the travelers were, t" be liultl for a ransom of ?25.00O. Tho n;utiirisiii proceeded to - Constautl nuvlt? by U-iu, _?7?:e/3M??/r> ffs?//, *3te/0b/-a(x/?//-c: Sroaze verses *?/ fc?/at?&m. HERMIT BURGLAR 1 iiifill?RY Found iivSumptuousGrotto With All the Environments of a.Pal ace. - HAS L ELECTRIC tX.G H T S " ". \ " GteN?VA, Dec, 30= A culturcfl hermit wiitTgratttfcd his ro , fined;-taste??;by,-;ri^rpur!Htt?g-'bl3 ?-utiigh bors' goods, has" bephTsen't, to'-'the- prison, of Waldcnherg on many charges of, theft, lie lived'in' Uio .greatest, luxury In ?, grotto in the .forest of Bretzwil,. near Basic. . When the -police broke- into -the grotto, tliey found it beautifully and..ar tically furnished. Shaded electric -, lamps ' thrdw. a soft light on; the. apartment, .the fljo^iif.which was. covered by a rich Turkey carpet. The , hermit himself lounged In a comfortable armchair,- smok? ing a fragrant cigar, , - Half a dozen'etchings'after'Meissbnier >nd Millet hiing on th?- wai?s.-and in one corner'..stood; a"well-filled- bookcase.- Most of 'the- volumes- were of a-philosophical nature, and Included :nearly.all .'the' works of.,Kant,-Nietzsche ? and :othor . modern Germ?n'philosophers.-' ? At. the time of his arresjt he was reading a volume by fhe French r-poet, Paul 'Vor laine.V ., ... Tho.larder was-full of delicacies and tine wines,v.'clgars and cigarettes. No fewer than^sev'eri,different brands of champagne were found; and tho discretion of the thief was-apparent from the fact that only the . choicest ?vintages were taken by him.* He had lived in the grotto, which is con coaled-in-the middle of an enormous tan-: glo, of underwood, for two. years, main-1 tainlng'-hlmself by burglarios which had 'deeply- puzzled the police. Ho had .fitted up an electric light plant himself..' ?Thework showed an Intimate knowledge ;of engineering. ; ? His discovery was due' to a defectivo stove pipe, which, during,his absonce one' day, emitted-clouds ut Htnoke, attracting the attention .o? a-woodman. Tlie. wood? man lnformed-the police, who kept watch and saw the'?hermit 'roturn one morn? ing'laden with, the proceeds of his bur? glary; They lost him in the underwood, but finally stumbled on tho grotto? whore he'was reposing after his toll. S?Tflying BOOTS MAN SCARES PARISIANS Dashes Down Some of Principal Streets at Rate of 25 Miles an Hour. ?-? . ? .,.' PAKIS, Dec. 30. i Suporstltlous pooplo thought they saw a satanlc visitation, when a gigantic figure In duvcn-luuguo boots ' dashed down thu Avenue dos Chumps Elyscos to-day at about tv/onty-flv?" miles an hour, shot like a thunderbolt- across the Placo do l'Etoile, and disappeared with a whiz and ? whirl Into tho Uols de Boulogne, It was, however, only M. Constantlnl, taking a little gontle exorcisa 'n tho motor boots which ho has : invente?!, and for ,which ho believes there Is a great future, Those now departures'In footwear and locomotion look very like iittu- motor cars fitted to Wellington boots. Euoh Is driven by a one-iind-a-quurter-horsu pu,ver mo? tor, and tho speed can be acedera ted from si* up to thirty-slit miles an hour. They uro fifteen Inches long and broad in proportion, Tho wheels, of which there uro four on each boot, are eight Inches in diameter, and aro fitted with solid tires, Accumulators ure carried in a belt con nected by flnu w|res?w|th the motors. The boots weigh about sixteen pounds each, but weight does not matter, as the feet. arc novor lifted. The boots cost about SIC?. ., M. Constantlnl has traveled several hun 'dred miles on thorn, am' 'expects to "mo bo.?.." to ?t. Petersburg when the motor car show Is over, ? Pigeon's Long Memory, LONDON, Deo, SO. ? A homing pigeon which vins sont to tho Jslo of Stan two years -and lour months ugu returned to its homo coto In Mluckburn y?ist.urday. It la tho properly of Sergiiant Julius?u, the lil-u-Jcbun? ?u?vuw's ot?twr. i OFFICERS ACCUSED M GR?SSfiALITi ?Terrible ; Indictment of German .Rule in the Empire's Afri-; can Colonies.' ' . NO JUSTICE TO NATIVES; ? i'.?'-,; '-MKi^-^. rU?c/'^i, Her'r/vdn ? Piittknmo'r," ? Gdvermir-icrfTttie-'I German Carnerpons, lias bren' recalled'*tc;. answer charges ..of gross bJ-UtiUHy,J.b..ri'a~ tlvcs brought against him, bllcly Jn.ii'o" Reichi-tag. , -. . Dr. Ablas?, a member of i lo Pi-ogrt-.ssiv'i; -?? People's party; delivered h-'.- vigorous u? tack on German methods'-.f colonial nil ministration In the Reichs; lie thin alter noon. Ho based his charges on Information la- -, sued by the Colonial Office; so that, Jf : an'y.thlng, they are biased In favor, of ,1)111: ;, claldom. The following are sonic of the . counts in tho Indictment hi-made: 'iC?ptaln von Besser, commanding an expedition in the Cameroon.*-!, composed or bulivb'trodps In the service of; thegovern mont,.was responsible for'?he;dcathirbm ?'. starvation of between sixty and seventy,, native'bearers. ' -t ??' '.'A-Gorman lieutenant stated that at the/: time provisions were'?easily-obtainable; in .the Immediate vicinity, but that the.cap- ? tain prohibited ? supplies : being fetched, / When other officers asked the reason for, the prohlbltlon;ithe cap'.aln ruplled.he de sired tlio native-pigs to die, and that in allowing them to dlo ho would please his government. * "The victims remained unburied, and their bodies were doy?ured by vultures. "For this he was merely sentenced to six months' detention-in a fortress, and - resumed his fermer rank In the German army after his release. ?. ???.'? "Grave . charges arc brought against Hen* Horn, Governor of Togoland. A na? tivo who was accused of stealing money and refused to confes-i was flogged,' After a second; refusal Horn caused htm to be tied to a stake under a tropical sun and forbndo any one to give water-or other? wise rellovo his Bufferings, and : wont away. ' Captain Doering, another officer, after? ward found tho native dead. . No punish? ment was inflicted on Horn, IN JEALOUS FIT LION KILLS LIOHND MATE Resents Removal of Lioness and Attacks Animals Who Suc? ceeded Them. BELFAST. Dec. ?JO. The demon of jealousy was respon?lbU for an exciting scene In tho lions' cag? at Messrs, Bostock and Wombwell's menagerie this morning-. For a long time two magnificent lions, Duke und Duchess, which werfe christened when cubs by the Princess Royal In Edin? burgh, have occupied adjoining cagey. On : Tuesday ovenliig, however, Duchess was removed, und In her cage a South -?fri? can lion anil lioness wore placed. This rouavii thp Ire ot Duke, the largest lion'In captivity, and ?bout l u'clocl; in the morning he commenced to demolish : the partition. He soon toru it into spliti- . Una, mu? at once uttaeked the lion. By this timo ull the animals In the menagerie ., wero howling Ui concert, and ?Mr. Rostock and the attendants hurried to the seono of battle, The two male animals were ut each other'H throats, while the lioness was crquehlng 'n a corner growling. Duke made short work of his antago-; uist, and before anything could-be dono" he had laid open tils Dank and torn out his windpipe. The attendants obtahwa pitchfork.! and tried to put a stop ta.tlm wicauntcr, but without suncess. Sectm*- that bis opponent was dead, Puke uttneked tho lioness, ?ad in a fow moment?! she lay dead beside her mute, with a'gaping wound In the throat, T||u vicier ili.n returned to his cage, and throughout 'ho day showed no ryinptpm of tiny iinii;>ual uNclteiiient- Tho value of ' the ?filmais destroy.??! la said tu be mm.