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DEBUT OF PATAUD AS A DRAMATIST Former Notorious Labor Leader ? Thinks He Really Can Write Well. TO PREVENT HAILSTORMS Great Outcry in Paris Against Increased Cost of Living. I1Y ?KOIU.K DBFIUSSXE. [Special Cable to The.Tlmea-Dlipatch.] Furls, July 29.?lu connection with labor union mutters there Is an in? teresting announcement concerning tho notorious labor, lca?er, "King" Pataud, who distinguished himself from the point of view of the pro? letariat, by culling out the electricians, and plunging the city in darkness "King" Pa laud now Beeks to obtain distinction in another uphere of ac? tivity. Ills recent debut as n dra? matist has put the notion into his head that, of the few men who can really write well, he Is one of them. Pataud does not see why he should Hot have some of the laurels which go to M. i'aul Hourget. Apparently he be. Heven that there Is more money In ?writing than In acting ns secretary lor the electricians. So he has thrown up his Job. and the electricians are now seeking b man to succeed him. Pataud has started hia ship on the somewhat stormy sea of literature with a very light heart. He la taking no stock of the possibility of his en? countering adverse winds. He has al? ready been offered work. He desires tn capture a large public at once, and to this end he will write for a newt japT which has a large circulation. Experiments of great Interest from ? n agricultural point of view are to be conducted on the Eiffel Tower. It Is a case of utilizing the tower as a means Of preventing hall storms. M. d.? Beauchamp has. ulth the aid of elec? tric pole* over sixty feet high, pre? vented land within a radius of two miles from bring ravaged by hall. It t-lmllar results are obtained from the experiments on the Eiffel Tower. Parle end Versailles, as well as the market garden soncs which separate them, will bo saved from hull. j Since the Infamous attempt to wreck I tho Havre express, a change has come I over the French government. M. I Monis allowed sabotage to run rampant. Not ;i day paBrted without stories of dastardly outrage, and revolutionary organs llko L#a ?luerro Sociale simply reveled In Inciting their ignorant road ers to further deeds of "glory." With all this. It was known to tho authori? ties that the nn 11-mill turlst pro? paganda was unusually active. M. Calllaux and his colleagues have come to the conclusion that it is time to act. The procnrcur-gencral has full powers, and po'lee raids on the I'arlg labor exchange and other suspected cantres have already led to tho dis? closure of a vnst conspiracy of violence. There Is much to be done, for the pro? vinces are probably as affected as Paris. It hau become positively un? safe to travel by rail, the. criminals having no scruple in cutting the signal wires. The Toulouse affair Is an ex? ample. The authorities know perfect? ly well who are the leaders. Will they ] attack them? Half-a-dozen ot them put In the dock would be an ex< ellcnt ! lesson. The River Sein? has once nior<- to I listen to tho anathemas of perspiring I and thirsty Parisians. Its water is ; neither cool nor clean. Thnso who run down the steps fit the riverside lo I swim a few strokes In one of the quaint j old floating baths, so picturesquely de? scribed by l>u Mnuricr, probably ex? pect nothing heiter (linn what Is given them, for which, after all, the sun. the quiet, and the fresh pir. are some com? pensation. l}ut it Is not the same for the housewife or workman who seeks a rvfi'shitiK bath In the morning or a cooling drink at night. The water*of the Seine comes to them at a tempera? ture of 6<i degrees, and with a color which is as evident as it Is indefinable. The color Is characteristic and peculiar. Consequently there are thousands Ot 'complaints. At present an eighth part ! of the city's watt r supply Is taken from [the river, and, as usual, the poorer 'quarters on the eastern edge of the city are tho lirst chosen by the. waterj 1 managers. To the bitter complaints I of these i ittsent to-day are Joined ' those of eminent doctors, who rightly I point out thai with the existing high pi i'-'-s of natural mineral wnters In Paris, few of those who are deprived of the regular supply can Weve re? course to drinking table waters of guaranteed purity. There Is a great outcry against in? creased cost of living. Everything Is going up. In many oases it Is' difficult to explain the reason, but In the matter of house rent workmen! C?BE5 ECZEMA, ACNE TETTER POISON OAK. 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Repainting and repairing a specialty. 11-13-15 North Eighteenth Street THE DUCHESS OF MANCH ESTE K AN? HEU SON. London. July 29.?The recent bo (lueathal of the Zimmerman millions to the Duchess of Manchester, formerly Helen Zimmerman, of New YorR, makes her son the richest baby peer In Eng? land, and has ils sequel in the secret institution of a detective bodyguard, who watch over the litte fellow day and night. What U Is that the duchess fears cannot be learned. One report says that threats have been made to kidnap him. though this Is not gen? erally believed, it being current opin? ion that the bodyguard lb simply a precautionary measure against possible harm. themselves are blamed. M. Dunals. a municipal councilor, has made a pa? tient Inquiry, and he finds that the cost of nuilding a house is 40 per cent, high? er now than it was ten years ago. The rent of a room In a new house In 190<j was a year; now It Is |65 If the owner wants tin- same Interest on the money put Into the property. The higher cost of building is responsible Cor the agitation against increased rents. And Ute cause of this higher cost Is not only the increased wages paid to workmen, but the. apparent aim of the workmen to do as little as pos? sible Is also a factor. For some time now there have hen protests against the. Increased cost of meat. The prices were too high for people with small Incomes, and they took to consuming horseflesh, which was about 80 per cent, cheaper thnn beef. Horseflesh became very popular wltn the very poor, and statistics whl^h have Just been published show that fiO.000 horses are consumed In the city annually in sausages, cutlets and steaks. Since the price of an article is regulated by the demand there Is a talk of the price of horseflesh going up. It may be there will be a short? age of horseflesh. Just as there is a difficulty in breeding cattle. The story of a terrible miscarriage of justice! of which the victim was a mine worker, named Michaud, has boeu reveo.led at the Cher Assizes. Michaud lived near the house of an old man, named Francois Tlxler. who was found with his throat cut. At the police Inquiry witnesses testified that a cravat found near the body belonged to Michaud. Other circumstantial evi? dence pointed to Michaud as the mur? derer. He was tried on the cn&rge of i.iurder, and though he stoutly protested his Innocence he was sentenced to hard labor for life. "Murder will out." f>nd in this case It was the murderer himself who left It out. Not long ago. while serving a term of imprisonment for theft, he boasted to several of his fellow-prison? ers that he had killed an old man. This confession ? aine to the -ars of the authorities, it was Inquired into, and it was found that the prisoner had Fpoken the truth, and that Charles Michaud. who had served seventeen rears In prison for the crime was in noe?nt. Mlchaud's ease was retried at the Cher Assizes and the jury found a verdict of "no! guilty." SKIN TAKEN FROM TWENTY. Wonderful Story of Famll?- Devotion Comes to Light. [Special Cahle to The Tltnea-Dispatch.] London. July 2?.-A wonderful story of family devotion and self-sacrifice 1? recalled by the restirntieti to complete health after years of suffering through a burning acci? dent of Mrs. Hawkey, a farmer's wife, liv? ing at nemi?-hRmp Roothlng. Essex. The accident occurred through some po trol. with which, Mr6. Hawkey was cleaning clothes, be-nmlng ignited. She was very hadly Injured about the aims and back. Skin to replace that which had b??n burnt was grafted on to the victim from Ihe bodies .-: no fewer than twenty relatives and friends at their own request. There were so many who underwent ihisi martyrdom that Mis. Hawkey tins forgot? ten the names of some and cannot recolie. t ! the exact number, hut there wer?; at least twenty. Including father, mother, husband, four brothers, three sisters, four uncles, sis? ter-in-law, severnl cousins and friends. GIVES GENEROUS "TIPP." Plerpnnt Morgan Onlns Reputation Among London Cabmen and Porters. I Special Cable lo The Times-Dispatch.] London, July 29.?Pierpont. Morgan has gained a reputation for generous tipping among London cabmen, porters and other branches of the Itehlng-palni fraternity. This Is Illustrated by a little Incident that occurred recently on Piccadilly. The finan? cier was alone in the tonneau of his big red touring car. which, was whizzing nt a good slick pace, when the breeze lifted his straw hat and deposited It In the roadway. The auto palled, up tome 200 yards further on. and Mr. Morgsn alighted and started to walk hack for hit "lid." Meanwhile an nlert young taxl-eabby picked up the hat, which hod atopped clota to his cab, and Jumping Into the sent went In pursuit ot the Morgan machine. The httless connols. tour, thanking him cordially, rewarded him with a sovereign, and the taxl-drtver went on hi* wny relolclng. He had, of course, racognlnd Mr, Morgan, or probably would net have taken so much trouble ovar ra tumin? th?-arrant "kallv." German Diplomats Lost Out in ". Recent Carefully Planned j Coup. -' I FRANCE REMAINED CALM; No Remaining Fragment of Sympathy for Berlin Government. BY FREDERICK WERXER. (Spc<-lal Cable to The Times.Despatch.) Uerlln. July 23.?The diplomats of Germany are not very apt to flguro conspicuously in European political af? fairs for some time, for never have | they been so completejy beaten as when they tried to make capital In iloroeco out of France's temporary difficulties at home. There is no doubt that Herr von Kldderlen-Wacchtcr designed a great and carefully planned coup by sending first the warship Panther und then the Berlin to Agadlr. Germany had v'sions of obtaining from France, as the price of abandon? ing Agadlr, some territorial or other advantage. 1 do not know whether she will gain these; but 1 do know that she has lost something at least as itnportunt as anything she may gain. She h.13 lost the small remain? ing fragment of sympathy wh'ch che still could boat-t of tit Europe. From that point of \i?w the people of France may congratulate them? selves on the terrible blunder which these pseudo-Bismarcks have com? mitted In the Agadlr matter. The Berlin government has shown yet once acaln tiial neither ?oloinn signatures nor International good faith can re? strain M when it thinks that the right moment has come for playing a low trick on the person who is least ex? pecting it. By hiK visit to London, by his protes? tations of family sentiment, Emperor William thought that he had Hilled to sleep the watchfulness of England, es? pecially as she appeared to be In the throe.-, of a constitutional crisis, whose Importance is greatly exagKeratrd abroad. Moreover, the Liberal government appeared to him to have Ger manophlle tendencies, and so he rl^k. d the Agadtr coup. He would Install him? self there, without any pretext of a misunderstanding with France?he would remain there as long as negotia? tions lasted and he would protract these negotiations Indefinitely Bo reasoned tho Oerman diplomat. He thought, perhaps, that he would | thus forestall a body-blow from France, already thoroughly sick of being annoyed by Germany. Rut not one single thing of those so confidently anticipated by the sages of Berlin has come to pass. France remained calm and Indiffer? ent, and not even flinched under thf storms of Insinuation and abuse which have been leveled at her in the Ger? man press England merely gave a ' cool intimation of "hands off" to the i German government. Russia sleept calmly at her ally's side. Austria-Hungary found It time to say a word In support of her Interests i If the treaty of Algeelras were, to be torn up. and In any case she evinced no disposition to follow oarmly In the I wake of the Berlin mountebanks. Italy Is hesitating, waiting until her dawning convictions compel her tr. Join forces with the majority, into which she will be drawn from one. slue I or the other. I In short, the people of France have no reason to regret the Agadir coup ! of M. de Kldderlen-Waechter. It awak? ened England; It demonstrated to the world at large that Prussia is the ever present menace to tho tranquil? lity of the people?. It proved that French nerves can stand a shock, even when that shock comes from Berlin. It defined precisely the lino of demar? cation which Count Aehrenthal intends to establish between the procedure and the means employed by the big-wigs of Berlin and those of which the Aus? trian Foreign Office Intends to avail Itself In safeguarding Its own interests and the peace of Europe. In the heated discussions of the mo- ? ment, the slow but sure awa.kenlng ot! the political pride of Austria-Hungary has not attracted the attention which It deserves. Count Aehrenthal is a diplomat of another school than that of the as THE REGENT OF RAVARIA7 PRINCE LUlTPOIiD. Munich. Bavaria, July 29.?Prince Lultpold's well-known aversion to type-j writers has st last taken concrete j shape In nn order prohibiting their, use on Bavaria's official documents, j The regent's avorslon to tho clicking: writing machine has long boon known.) but It was not thought that ho would lay himself open to hints of retroees-1 nlon by eliminating It from official ] offices. Rome. July 2!>.?Although the Vati? [can has received few visitors* this year and is now supposed to he officially Closed /or the summer. Pope Plus has given Mrs. James. Hamilton Lewis, of Chicago, her husband and her mother a private audience. The success of the Lewlses'S mission to Rome during the cholera scare Is due to their Intimacy with Cardinal Martinolli, whoso friend? ship they gained while he was in the United States as nn apostolic delegate. plrnnts of Rerlln. who are playing at being Blsmnrcklan bandits. He pro? ceeds silently, he does not thrust him? self forward, but his pronouncement on the Agadlr coup was pregnant with ?"onsnriurnccs. The French government has been reproached for having been lacking in energy, both lit words and deeds. I do not subscrlhe to that opinion. The (Germans were left to stew In their own juice at Agadlr. They are still regretting that they ever went there. Franco put th's question to them: "What do you want"? They did not know what to reply, for the reply which thev would like to make was strangled In lh? Ir throats; strangled when the English foreign ofllce showed that It wns far from blind to the motives which Induced the Knlser to go to Aga dir. But I foresee yet another result of the childish game of German diplo? macy In Morocco. Every one knows tha*. the German nation Is In no mood for difficulties caused by or relative to Morocco, -which, as a matter of fact, lias no Interest for them. Tho German Cabinet planned and carried out the Agadlr coup without referring tho matter to its allies. Did It take tho German princes into Its contldenee? Did It Inform the Bundesrath In which the ministers or their deputies sltT The German nation would like to clear up this question, and you will sec that It will glvo rise to a good deal of discussion In Germany. In the very midst of the din of the Morocco affair, tho new French Cabi? net Caillaux had its first, skirmish wltn the ever unruly rnd capricious Chamber of Deputies. Ono of tho votes taken went against tho new government and, according to the rules of the political pok.-r game as plnyed in France, M. Cnlllaux should have resigned. Ho de? manded to be given froo hands tor tho debate on the election reform, hut the Chamber showed lta ugly yellow fangs and rejected the minister's proposal. Had M. Caillaux shown less common sense and resigned, thoso who had brought about his fall would have been condemned by the whole natl.in. but a loophole was found and the very next day a docile and cowed Chamber gave him a splendid vote of confidence. Simultaneously tho Senate finished Ita debat? on the budget and In a few days M. Calllau:. will be able to feel safe In his seat, at least until the French Parliament meets ntrain after its summer vacation. If tho Agadlr Incident had not come and temporarily overshadowed every? thing else, the eyes of Kuropo would surely have been turned towards the Balkans. Hero It was old King Nlcho last of Montenegro who supplied the sensation. When he called the whole corps diplomalt.pie together at the lit? tle palace at (.'ettlnje and told tho am? bassadors that in a few days the whole Montenegrin army would bo mobilized for a decisive 3trugglo with the Turks who are torturing the peoido of Albania with unheard of cruelty. The ambas? sadors were shocked, the old man ap pea red to be very much In earnest nnd war seemed inevitable; but Nicholas of Russia whispered something to Nicho? las of Montenegro, Italy and Austria followed suit, and the grim old warrior who rules the smallest kingdom In Kurope shrugged his shoulders in con? tempt of these great countries who. In splti; of tholr enormous and professed faith In the Christian religion, nro too much afraid of one another to come to the assistance of their suffering Christian brethren, who are being wiped out by tho Tmks. Montenegro gave In, but King Nicholas will net long be able to control his subjects, who rre lighters and soon will demand to he turned loose* on -the Turkish as? sassins. Then nothing can avert the dreaded war In tho Balklns. 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LSuccessors to Mayo Iron works, Inc., Madison 1186. 2404 East Main Street. mmmmmmmmm.mmmm mmm m ?.?.?.um BUSY HE AHEAD FOR KING GEORGE Travels of Sovereign Will Not Be Over for Many Months Yet. WILL MAKE TRIP TO INDIA Coronation at Delhi Will Take Place on De? cember 12. DY PHILLIP EVERETT. [Spools.! Cable to The Ttmcs-Dlspatch.l London, July 20.?After going through the coronation with Us con? tinuous round of strenuous pleasures, (ho visit to Ireland, the investiture of the Prlnco of Wales at Carnarvon Cas? tle, and the visit to Scotland. King George Is now enjoying a spell of com? parative rest, but his travels will not bo over for many months yet. Early In August he will visit Moy Mall, near Inverness, to shoot over the fa? mous grouse moors of the Mackin? tosh of Mackintosh, twenty-eighth chief of the clan Chattan, As the Prlnco of wales. King George shot over the moors and mado a re? cord score In one day. Every morn? ing at Moy tho piper marches round the house playing Scottish airs, while In the evenings, after dinner, ho dis? courses music in tho drawing room, where stands tho table at which Prince Charlie dined after tho battle of Cullodcn, the sword worn by Dun? dee at Kllll-c- nkle. another that be? longed to Charles I., and a gold watch which belonged to Mary ^.ueen of Scots. From Moy the King will probably po to Baton Hall, the famous country seat of tho Puke and Duchess of West? minster, where he will meet the KJng and Queen of Spain. King Alphonso Is coming to Eaton to celebrnte the annual Eaton polo week, being a dar? ing and splendid player of the game. He was there for the same purpose n year ago. and dally the peoplo of Chester watched his skilful piny, and warmly applauded him. The King en Joyed himself like the boy he really Is, und It was amusing to hear their shouted comments on his play, such as "Go It. Phonsyl" and "Good old Phonsy!" The grandees of Spain would hnve been horritlod to hear the "vulgar" people tht's speaking of their sovereign, but Alphonso vastly en Joyed It. Last year the Queen distrib? uted the prizes won In the polo mntei.es, and doubtless she will do so again tills year. From the beginning of September King George will have his hands full preparing for his long trip to India, nnd nil the details of his coronation at Delhi will be submitted to him. No official program of that great event has yot been made public, but preparations are already in full swing, and none too early, for they involve the reconstruction of the city of Delhi, roads, streets, railroads and sanitation all being extensively improved. King George will ho the first sover? eign to be hailed in India with the title Delhl-IO-Bashah. und. like Napo? leon the Great, he will perform the act of crowning himself to impress it upon the minds of the natives of India that no living mortal Is worthy of carrying out this act. In England ho is King by the grace of God. bound by his sol? emn oatli to respect the Con6tllution. a figurehead with jut any real power, a representative and servant of the peo? ple; but he Is Emperor of India because he chooses to be. and in the eyes of tho natives he possesses almost supernatu? ral powers. Special crowns are helng made for the King and Queen, and these will bo fur more porpeous than those worn in Westminster Abbey, for these crowns are to give, the poor natives of India, an idea of the power and enormous wealth of their Emperor. The corona? tion itself is to take place on Decem? ber 12. but the King and Queen will be. In Delhi from December 7 to Decem? ber 16. The King then leaves for a shooting expedition to Nepaul. lie will he the.guest In a shooting camp of the Maharajah. Her Majesty will remain at Agra. Among the ceremonies fixed Is a state entry into Delhi, presenta? tion of the Inevitable addresses, and the reception of several thousand In? dians In a pavilion on the historic Ridge, where the British camp was during the days of the great mutiny fifty years ago. Ruling chiefs are to visit the King duritiB December S or 9. Ills Majesty la anxious to come in personal touch with them, and for these two days ho will do little bill engage in conversa? tion with the. rulers. This Is thought to he a br'lll. :it stroke of policy, duo entirely to the King's perfect compre? hension of the whole Indian problem. It Is hoped to make permanent the good effects of his visit to India The King will not return the visits. In that respect bis place will be taken by Lord Hardlnge, who, when tho King stc;>s ashore at Bombay, ceases to he Viceroy and becomes simply Governor General. The Durbar takes place on Tuesday, December 12, and will be witnessed by at least 110,600 people. The seen- will be overwhelmingly splendid even to the Indian mind, which expects u great deal. There Is to be. another day, a review of 80,000 troops. The Imperial Service troops are lo be under the com? mand of their respective chiefs. The coronation with all Us festivals, and splendor will cost far more thnn the one Just celebrated at Westminis? ter, nnd the people of India will feej the burden of It for many years Here Is s chance for some Ameri? can millionaire anxious to ent"r into direct relations with tho royal Eng? lish family: Addlngton Talncc, for? merly the residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury, situated some, fifteen miles South of London, is for sale. Th< owner of the estate, which comprises a beautiful park of over S00 acres, has tho right to prepare a mess of pottage for the sovereign on his coronation day. This right or duty has been, con? nected with the possession of the manor over since the days of William the Conqueror, but no sovereign has asked for th? rness of pottsgn since Goorga HI-, and one King Charles 1L, refused to partnke of it when It was) p.'aced before him nt the coronation diner In Westminster Hall.