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By C??ver Ruse She Eases Him
of Four Thousand Dollars
and Decamps.
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
And with this sorry consolation the
bridegroom returned to Wb solitary home,
Passengers on Eastbound Steam?
ers Fnom Marseilles Victims
of Clever Sharpers.
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.
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?
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, ,
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, ;
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
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 ,
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?
: 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
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. -
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,
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.;" '-. "\ ' ;
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. .
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'?'.
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,;
for sixto dollars
Occupant of Next Bedroom, Now
Missing, Suspected of the
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.
. . \
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.
1 iiifill?RY
Found iivSumptuousGrotto With
All the Environments of
a.Pal ace. -
" ". \ " 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
? 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
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
?Terrible ; Indictment of German
.Rule in the Empire's Afri-;
can Colonies.' ' .
? 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
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,
Resents Removal of Lioness and
Attacks Animals Who Suc?
ceeded Them.
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.

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