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FREED OS CHARGE j
OF KILLING WIFE
Louis Hugroii Acquitted by ?
jury, and Crowd
Applauds.
TWO IN COMPACT TO END LIFE
H3ig Silk I-'acLory is Monument,
to Work of One
\\ < ?man.
IIV WILLIAM rilll.II' SIMMS.
({Special Cable to The Tlmls-DlBpatch.j
Purls, March 8.?Louis llugrnn. the
keeper of n cafe In the Ituu Mont
tnartre. called ''The Klghtecn Mar
mites." who Itilled nit. wife because he
Van top poor to support hcri Inn Just
been acquitted by the Court of Asslscs.
sti Salute's, because "!' his llfteeii*ycar
pi.i daughtvi
As ? buy f.ouls llugron had a hord
lime nt it i,\f. never held out many
rosy hopes to lilm; be fievor'aspired to
anything tvoudertul; ne ulwayi felt
thru top much Joy was not for the likes
0/ bim. Still be had umbitlon.
Ilugron went to 1'nris. the City of
Light, and got ii j'ib h? a bus In a cafe.
He fell In love and married, a baby git I
bl :sslng the union. Aflei a time he
got to be a waiter, and by working
early and late an<l laving his lips' des?
perately, there came u flay when he be;
gati to have real hopes of the future.
Be began to dare to believe that after
sc 11 happiness is possible here on earth
.lor those of big faith. However, It
wuts only a mirage, hit; picture of the
future. i
Jlugron bought out the proprietor of
t).-.- "Eighteen Star mites. H< prosper-i
%<i for <t time and was happy. Client?
little by little stopped coming. Dual
Ac ms slackened gradually, but surelj.
Finally, at this r tage of the- urn me. bis
head waiter ran uway with 111 ? re?
maining 8'J.OOO francs (14,000), all he
hti'l left in the world save the cafe
with Uk fulling business, and u lot of
debts.
"Wo arc ruined," he told hla wife the
doy the blow fell. The woman thniev
herself at hl? feet.
Kill rnel" she pleaded. "1 am the
One who ruined you:"
Unbcitevelhg, Hugron looked at his
<i>ifc. He thought her crazy. 15ut she
Went on. She told hint how she had
been unfaithful to him; how she had
become Infatuated with the handEOtn-r
waiter; how ahe had gl\en h'.m. to play
the races. 13 eaeh day to begin with,
then more and more, until everything
tw.-i.t gone.
"Kill inc." she begged, "kill me"' !
But he didn't 1:111 her. He. forgave i
h
"We'll die togcthe'.-, he snld calmly. ?
"And la peilte?" asked his wife.
"V. . 11 all three ?lle together. We mutt
Hot leave our little girl behind to suf?
fer." i
So the thing was decided. First. |
though llugron sold hl? restaurant
and everything Im had, household be?
longings und all; then he pad hi?
debts; Pi had 300 franc- (160) left.
''Since we are to die," ho Bald to
hi: wife, "let .1? spend what w.> have .
I<-tt in tin mom agreeable manne"'
possible. We can take nothing with
Kg." \
first they went to La Itochtllc, then
to the Sables ?l'Olonne ami I .a Trent
blade. On September 3u they were at i
hlarohnes-by-the-Se.a, and there was & :
cent., left The moment had come for .
the three to die.
In the early mornlne- the sound of,
plMtol shots Ktartlcd the hotel. Peo-,
pit?guests and employes ? came run
Bluff. They found Hugron by the side-'
of the- l,..]. a smoking pistol lit hi?
hand, the muz :1c against his temple;1
a blow Sent it spinning across the,
room, a ball, a second too late, crhhh- !
Ihg into the colling. On the bed lay
the corpse of Madame llugron; In the
middle the floor the little daughter,
bleeding from a wound In the arm.
?Jh. ha:I fainted.
"i never Intended killing my child."
pur;.'Oi declared, at the trial. "My.
*'lfo Insisted that I should; that Ii
Should kill het tirrt. S-. I >hot her ?n '
the arm."
"And your wife?" a.ike.i the judge.
"Are you real sure yon did not kill
her because she wes unfaithful to
|rou. bccauBo you were Jealous?"
"Oh. no. Monsieur!" he exclaimed
frankly. "I killed tier just as I In?
tended killing myself, simply because I
*jce were In misery ami there wan no !
hope."
Nobody disbelieved him. Here was
S man Whose whole life hu<: been I
Stunted; success in his huslneus had i
been his happiness; he had tailed: th<s !
business failure w;-.s mote to him than
the sentimental failure of his domes- 1
tlclty.
The daughter was put on the . t.mrf.
Jfler attitude, her little voice, timid.:
trembling, yet distinct throughout the
little courtroom, brought the mist to
many eyes.
"Did you know of your father's
und mother's pact?'' thu luduo asked
",?. litly.
"Yos, sir." the replied.
"Aii'l you?did yotl want to die,
too'.'"
"No, sir. Ol., no, fir."
She- was -ikiiii.--. s from teitifyinu
rurther after this, and she stepped
down from the stand. As she pusjed
her futher, rix.- faltered a moment,
then with a wild nob, site threw her
sell Into Ills arms
"I'ap.i!" she wept. "My pupa:"
Tiidsti who had lir-cn unihoVeO U\
the tfirrw hlmpl< leenlmony. broke
down now when the prisoner blurtlid
out. hi.? whole frame 'hakim; with
nob;::
?..a petltel Oh. my lit.;..-, i?tlc glriP
l jury wept an one man ....
aitu a little inter returned a vchli? '. o'i
not guilty. Tin- foreman .if the jut v.
in handing in the tiuJlng, iald to the
juclgo:
"\ve Just wanted to ?Ivo llugroi)
hack to i.lK Hitlo girl: he's only forty
six: the world Isn t ho bad: lie's -got
a good chance yet."
'1 ho packed courtroom applauded.
One ot the blggost 'Ilk tactories In
Krance Is Hie monument to the v. ork
of one Inno woman. vt ho. in an liuninh
v.-ay. started the business' nine- years
ilKO. .She works over 1,000 people
now. paying them higher wages then
other H?te factories pay. compete.
most successfully with mah competi?
tors and boasts of never having had
a strike or a threat .if t?iic.
The women is Mmc. Grimier, ivhosi
factory I ? near Marseilles Nearly all
her employes me woirieit, th.-. only
men ubout the works being hired to
do the heavy work.
The factory was built from Mote.
O&rnlcr'a own plans'. The machinery
used Is, for the most part, of her own
design. She payu the women workers i
mote than male workers get In other
f?CtorleH In similar Jobs, yet she is
a h; to compete with otner factories
The quality of her silk. too. Is above
the average and Is sold by ?onirac!
in u?j vunce.
In connection with the factory there
arc rest rooms, sanitary dining-rooms,
a. hospital, nursery with trained
nurse.-, in attendance v. r.-re youhu
children are cared for while the
mothers work. Mme. Garnier directs ?
everything personally. Her book- j
keepers, mana gurrt, superintendents.
Inspectors, controllers, etc., arc wo- ?
men.
'l he Home for Mendicants at Uor
deau is undercolor; a sort of shaking
up. The paralytic Lajeune, strangled I
to dealn by an attendant because lie I
cried out when he suffered, seems to!
have botiKbt relief for the other:1 with
his death. V..rt'nMUd. the ? ulprlt, may
be guillotined. lie llrat gagfced
l.i.?one, and when that proven m
sulllelcnt to st?rj the noise, he placed
pillows on his head.
HII2 EXPECTED TO DK HIG
VlSAIt FO? BRITISH M'OHT
London. March 2.?The year 1912 j
promises to he a banner yea: lor Eng?
lish sport, and Its followers are al- \
ready beginning to predict that Eng-i
land will soon e-mirKe- from the elump |
which has afflicted her pastimes since
the disastrous Olympic games of 190S.
in her premier winter s;-ort3 rhe has- ,
opened the year auspiciously by de?
feating Wale? and Ireland in the |
Rushy football International match"' :
and Ireland In the International match
under the association football rode.
In the Antipodes the Eiife'li*:
cricket team is bringing home the
"Asl.es" which has been held by the
Colonials-: for several years. Seiet sum
met tt... British Isles will be Invaded
by cricket teams from Australia and 1
South Africa, and the trlanKular con- i
test for the cricket championship ot I
the empire will provide unrivaled (
sport for the lovers of the gamr.
The approaching Olympic games
have causid a revival of line-rest in |
truck and Held sports and the work j
of the universities this spring will bo
watched closely, for it Is generally1
felt that many of the point winners i
will be foUnd on their teams. j
The Olympic games have also caused ;
a truce in the long war between the
Football Association and the- Amateur
Football Association. A conference
win be held between the two bodies
for tlie purpose of fixing: upon a plan
for the selection of the teams which
will ? lay at .Stockholm. All Is appar
e-ntly harmonious In the four Rugby
I'nlons which control that branch of
football, and the nutions concerned
have Invited ? South African team
over for the season which begins next
September.
Ono of tlo- most interesting Interna-1
tional horse-raring contests w ill be [
the famous Derby, In which Momrnse
II., a French horse, owned and trained
by Americans, will be * prominent
contender.
June will witness the worlds .-'ill
ins l llhhiplonship on the Thames, In
which Oick Arnst. of Australia, the
champion of the- world, will defend
his title* against Ernest Harry, the
ohumplon of England. This match
has been hanging fire for some time,
over questions of purse and expenses,
but these have been adjusted to the
satisfaction of both men.
Another international race on the
wnter will be held away from home
when British motor boats go after the
British International trophy for motor
boats, which bus been forwarded by
its donors, the Royal Yacht Club, to
tit.- Motor Boat Club of America,
which retained the trophy last sum?
mer through the marvelous speed of
Dixie IV. The Royal Yacht Club will
send out Dan II anbury's new hydro?
plane as ono of Its representatives.
This boat has lieOn specially desipned
by Sir John Thornycroft, and Is an
Improved type of Miranda IV.
It is hardly likely that any effort
will be made this year to lift the
America cup <",:? to bring back the
[International polo honors.
Fruit Crops must be Nourished to Yield
Fruit crops lake plant foods from your soil just as do cotton, corn,
tobacco, wheat, oats, vegetables, rice, sugar cano, peanuts or any other
crop. Not only do your trees need fertilizer, but they need the best
to be had. You will make no mistake iu buying and using
Virginia-Carolina
High-Gradc
They will give fruit trees just what they are hungering for?that
Fnables them to produce their utmost. Apply 15 or 20 lbs. of these
fertilizers per tree?spread around from eighteen inches to two feet
away from the tree, according to its size?working then) into the soil
about the roots. They will wonderfully increase the yield?if the
pruning, spraying and cultivation has been properly and carefully
done.
Out 1012 Year Book will interest all fruit growers. A copy will
be sent free to you upon request. It may help you to pay off a mort?
gage or buy another farm.
SALES OFFICES
Richm-^fJ, Va. Charleston, S. C.
Norfolk, Va. Kaltimore, Md.
Atlanta, Ga. Columbus, Ga.
Savannah, Ga. Montgomery, Ala.
Columbia, S. C. Memphis, Tcnn.
Durham, N. C. Shrcvcport, La.
Alexandria, Vs. Winston-Sal em, N. C
Monsignor Diicheshe's Ancient
1 [ i?t. jr\- of Church" Ordered
Withdrawn.
WORK UNDER DISCUSSION
prayers IJc-in 14 Said \l! < ivcr
I ialy for Recovery "i
Duclicss ot" Aosta.
HI IIK.MIY woou.
[Special <"ab:? to The Tlmesibispatch'.] >
l:o:no. March ?Tho recent condem?
nation by tho Holy Congregation oC ]
the Index of "The Anclint History of!
tin; .Church," written by Monsignor
Dncherne. Is the subject of much sp.e
Ulation In Catholic circles here. The,
hook wus published thirty years ago.
and for years had l.r;n used ?s a text*
book In many of the leading Catholic
schools,
TKe condemnation of the *.vork was
whoily unexpected, and the real reason
why the Holy Congregation took the
action after thirty years has not yti
been revealed.
Monsignor Duchesne Is one of the
most prominent members of the Cath-.
ollc: clergy. Two yearo ego l?e was I
ilected a member of the Trench Acad?
emy largely because of the repututljn
which he had acquired by writing the
book. By the ordert of the Holy Con?
gregation, ho must withdraw the work
from publication, under pain of excom?
munication. All Catholics who read I
thi work will meet with similar punish- j
men'.
No opposition to the work appeared
until about two years age When Mon?
signor DuchcshC, who was then direc?
tor of the French school at Home, was I
called to Paris by hip election to mem?
bership In '.hi French Academy. His,
history was then attacked by a lesuit j
Instructor at Florence. After a series |
of violent articlss published in a Cath- j
ollc paper at Florence. Cardinal De l>il |
lBsued a ban prohibiting the further j
use of the book In Catholic schools. i
Although the work has been undet
more or less public discussion ever
since, it was never dreamed by tl:o au?
thor that It would bi condemned b>'(
the Congregation ot the Index with all j
o! the old-time rigor r?n'J force that
marked the early workings of that I
body. Two days before the pontl?cal I
decree of condemnation v.-as. given out,'
Monsignor Duchjsne. at a dinner given
In his honor at Home, was twitted
about the rumors that his book ha 1 ,
been denounced before the Congrega?
tion. He laughed heartily at t.te sug?
gestion, declaring that In the pr-scnt
age the condemnation of a work thai
had been In circulation for thirty years
and had been accepted by the Pope and
the best ecclesiastical authorities, was
utterly Impossible. I
Although the causa of condemnation
is a mystery, Monsignor Duchesne him?
self discredits the suggestion thut tht
action was taken as a slap at France
because he was elected a member of
the French Academy. The charge that
It was because he Is a "modernist"
seems also to have been dlspt tiveh by
his unblemished record for orthodoxy.
In 1:1s work Monsignor Du :h -me. de?
clared there was no historical proof
that Ht. Peter was ever In Roni'.- or
that, as the first bishop and Tope, he
handed down the keys of heaven to
the long line of pontiffs that followed.
According to the belief of the church.
St. Peter was the first missionary to
Rome, and resided there for twenty- I
five years. It I? bell'SVpd pretty gen?
erally that the condemnation was based
on the denial of St. Peter's residence
In Rome und of the handing down of
the keys of hop.ven, but the mysterious
feature of the affair Is why the congre?
gation waited thirty years before ban?
ning the publication.
In an Interview Mcuclgnor Duchesno
said:
"In my own mind and In my own re?
ligious bel.ef. there is no doubt that
?St. Peter came to Home and founded
th'e Cuthollc Church.. However, in
writing a book that was purely histor?
ical, and one that would stand the most
rigid Investigation. i was compelled to
to admit that so fat as proof was con?
cerned therj is no evidence that SL
Peter was ever In Rome."
Prayers are being said all over Italy
for the recovery of the Duchess of
Aosta, -who was stricken with fjvpr
while acting ns a nurse on board the
hospital ship Menft. The duchess Is the
idol of the army, and dally reports of
her condition ure sent to the soldiers
?riI^\v^'?riZi V-"; f;,r,m'" VMMV"n,,r,ni*c wa" "orn Ueci>'?h" ??? 10?. lie .? (be fourth .ou of Prince rrc,ir
g' ^eV ib, rn".ed s'S CMI"e- T"Pr'' "n"*h?""- ?? ?? ??< .-?.otoKTnpb ?t thc bnby pri?'c
In Tripoli. Just before she was str'ck
?n. a wounded lieutenant found a nurse
bending over him. Ho was told that two
bullets had been extracted from his
arm, and expressed u desire to keep
them ;s souvenirs. The nursa departed
and returning a few minutes later pre.
seined him with a heart-shaped Jew?
eled rase containing the bullets. Sur?
prised at th; value of the case. th<? lieu?
tenant asked an attendant to tell hlin
the nurse's name "It was the Duchess
of AO'S tu. a cousin of the King." was
the reply.
BIO INCREASE IN FORCE
OF GERMAN NAVY E.YPECYEU
Eerlin, March 2.?The striking force
of the German navy, it ig practlcallv
certain, win be Increased almost ?
third by the naval measures which
will shortly be submitted to the Reich?
stag. These will. It is understood,
provide the men and money for com
missioning a thlrei squadron of c'Eht
reserve battleships, which will be kept
fully manned and in constant service
so that they will form to all In-j
i tents anfi purposes an Integral part
of the active: fleet. Four of these
ships, all of them members of the ac?
tive fleet which participated in the
great naval review last sjmmer, will
be available during: the year and the
other tour within another eighteen
months.
Public attention in Germany and
abroad, particularly in <;reut Uri'.ain.
which has been concentrated on the
more sensational issue of laying down!
during the next Bix yours six new
mammoth '^battle-cruisers" not m-o
; vide.l for by the organic law govern
1 ins the construction of the Herman
fleet, has failed to notice the slgntri
-cane, of the ; ?~. for the reserve
ships. j
The original naval act. provldtng for
a :;..;t of thirty-four butileBhipr. half
to constitute the active fleet and half
to be in reserve, specifically v;clared
that hall* the reserve units should be
kept In commission with Cull crews.
Owing to financial reasons and the
difficulty of training officers and men i
fust enough to man the big ship-; of i
the new navy, this reserve fleet lias i
consisted of only two little antiques,
the VYittelsrhach and tho Kaiser Wil?
helm II.. which, with their 9.1-Inch
guns, are mere pygmies beside modern j
battleships.
With flic large number of new |
Dreadnoughts completed or rapidly ap?
proaching completion the admiralty
not only has been able to get together
for the first lime the full complement
of seventeen battleships, Including tfi?
lled flagship required for the high
set fleet, but will also be able to com?
mission In the reserve- lour fairly
modern ships of the Ecsass class,
which under the old system would join
the others now laehed to the harbor
spiles. They arc barely eight years
old, and carry each four of the Krupp
11-lneh guns, which German experts
consider equal to the 12-inch guns car?
ried in foreign navies. Another batch
of Dreadnoughts, to be finished in 1918
or the spring of 1914. will force four;
siste-r ships from the liigli sea fleet
into the- acilte reserve, giving the
high sea fleet tn'o complete squadrons, ;
each of eight modern Dreadnoughts.
The Kaiser, Kaiserin and Frlederlch 1
I der Grosse, which were launched last
autumn: the Prln2regent Luitpold,
launched this month, arid the King
Albert, which is almost ready, are said
to carry ten 12-inch guns, two less
' than that of their predecessors. As,
however, the new ships are rated at
2-1,600 tons, nearly 2,000 tons larger
i thun their predecessors of the Ost
I friesland class, which carry twelve 12
i Inch guns, there is a suspicion that
Germany has something up its sleeve,
and that the ships carry the new :::.
centimetre. (13.75-Inch) gun made by !
the Krupps.
The Krupp works have now com?
pleted and tested. It is stated. ! 1-inch
and even 16-inch guns for battleship's.
If, as Is stated, the Krupps have been,
able to iricreast the bore of the gun j
and the weight of the projectile to
this extent without diminishing the
muzzle velocity of the shot, the new?
est Krupp model promise:-: to stand un
' equalled for a long time to com?.
TRUE SOCIALISM
SEEN Ii BUDAPEST
New Municipal People's Hotel
Furnishes Greatly Needed
Relief.
UV KJUIL II. VOX WIEG AND.
(Special Cable to Tiie Tiincs-Dispatch.1
Budapest. Hungary, March ".?Booms,
Including steam heat and electric light,
lor 14 cents a day; breakfast of coffee
and rolls for 3 cents, and dinner for 14
cents, are provided at the new muni?
cipal People's Hotel, which has just
been opened hero for people; whose
earnings are not more than $100 a
year.
Budapest has for some time suffered
because of a lack of dwelling houses
and reasonably priced hotels for tho
working classes. This need wa^ partic?
ularly keen among the petty "Beam
ten," as al! persons employed by tho
city or state are known, whose income
Is small, but who, by reason of their
position, must keep up an appearance.
Without theorizing long over the
matter, practical socialism found ex?
pression In a large number of houses
hullt by the city for Its small officials
who were married. A rental, while
low, was well within the means of the
class of people for whom they were
Intended, and at the same time Insured
the return to the city of the money
expended. It was a happy experiment.
Next the municipal authorities con?
sidered the matter of providing a hotel
for the transients of little means,
worklngmen. clerks, small merchants
and pety officials, who could not af?
ford to stop at even the cheapest ho?
tels when they visited tho capital. The
unmarried of small wage or income,
who might want permanent quurtore.
also were to be provided for.
With this In view, the municipal au?
thorities built the now People's Hotel,
which has just been thrown open. My
attention was called to Budapest's
new project and the price list of ac?
commodations shown me. It was
gestod tliat I see the "latest practical
socialism" of Budapest, which, while
hardly admitted to have been bulll by
Socialists, I was assured, was "true
socialism." regardless of who was re?
sponsible for putting It into t fleet.
I was shown a large, handsom t, four
story structure, covering a large cor
Tter of a block. The exterior was as
architecturally beautiful us the Inte?
rior was modern, comfortable and
homelike. Many of the hi tols In
Vienna, Berlin. London and New York,
where you pay more In tips than you
do here for >v>ur room, are not half as
Inviting In appointments.
The corridors and halls are tustc
fully decorated; the rooms ara of fair
size, have lnrge windows and are light,
and airy. The furniture ts> simple, but
serviceable. Each room has electric
light, cold an<i warm water and "steam
heat, which many higher priced hotels
in Budapest. Vienna and other conti?
nental cities do not have. A bath in
most European hotels cost from "f>
cents to 60 cents. /
Coffee and rolls for breakfast may
be had at the People's Hotel for 3
cents. A plain, substantial hunger?
satisfying dinner, which here. ;>h all
over BUrope, 1? eaten nt m'ddny. is
served for 14 cents'.
Should the: management of the Peo?
ple's Hotel, appointed by the. muni?
cipal authorities, rind that these prices
are Insufficient to make the enterprise
setf-sUBtain'ng, the deficit win bo
charged pro rata to tho rooms and
The Rgryptian cavalry being retrieved l>> the lilnc nnd (inert, of Buslouri nt SlnkiH, Kgytti, iv?ere lliej hnd
?towed n ten dnr* on their irny bock from ?lir TTHirliar.
meals, and the prices raised accord?
ingly.
It was explained to me that the
project was In no sense a charity, but
a place where any self-respecting
worklngman. clerk, or members of the
small official- class, may stay for a dav?
or two or mako his Dcrmanent home
at a coat within his reach, and that
without taking all his earnings. In
order that those whoso Income en?
ables them to a public hotel, do not
overrun the people's hostelry, those
who wish to Lake advantage of its
low ralea must produce reasonable
proof that they do not earn more than
$400 a year. This may seem very
small In America, but In Austria.
Hungary and other continental coun?
tries, there are hundreds of thousands
of men whoso Income Ih considerably
less than that.
Education and recreation, have not
been forgotten in the People's Hotel.
There Is a large smoking-room and
a reading-room, where the leading
newspapers are on file.
Dr. Neumayer. Mayor Of Vienna, has
come to Budapest to inspect the new
hotel with a view of recommending
the building of a similar municipality
owned Institution in Vienna.
pretty (.Mtl.- offer to
aij> iiecrutim; sergeants
London. March 2.?Tho young men
of King3ton-on-Thames, a suiiupb ot
London, who do not wish to serve In
tho Territorials, tho citizens' army ol
Great Britain, are passing through a
severe ordeal, for all of the prettiest
girls of tae beautiful river town have
volunteered as assistants to tho re?
cruiting sergeants of the district.
Goaded by a shortage of men In their
district, Territorial officers hit upon
the scheme e? ,.ull?ilnB the support of
the girls of the town, whom they
ask.id to wear recruiting favors, prom?
ising a pair of gloves for every re?
cruit produced by a lady. The Invita?
tion met with an enthusiastic response,
a nil refractory young men are con?
fronted with the following seven vows
made by the pretty recruiting otli
cers: Not to marry: not to become cn
guged to; not to walk out With; not to
dance with; not to go on the river
'with; not to smile upon: not to speak
j t.i any young man who Is not or who
does hot promise to becom ? at once a
j Territorial j
, Despite last year's agitation against |
their activities-, the Mormons arc insti?
tuting another campaign for converts
In the North of England, whence many
hundreds of women have be mi Induced
to emigrate to Utah. There are said Id 1
be twenty-six missionaries at work
in this part of the country, with hend
I quarters at SundCrlnnd. The mlsslon
I arses hnve commenced a house-to
1 house visitation v. Ith a plentiful dis
I triuution of literature. I^ast year the
Mormons In the United Kingdom in?
cluded one apostle, nine high priests,
, ,1'JO elders, 22" priests and 27!? doa
cons, In addition to the general body
? of members. There are centres In
I London. Birmingham, Bristol. Hull.
Leeds, Liverpool. Manchester. Sunder
land, Norwich. Nottingham and Shef
I field
The disturbances In the far East
have occasioned an enormous ndvtinco
in ihe cost of drugs in the European
markets. Menthol in 1900 realized
J2.r,0, Mexican, a pound. It has now
.risen to $7, owing to the decrease In
the supply of oil of peppermint, from
which menthol is produced Opium
preparations, such ns morphine and
codeine, arc also much dearer. Co?
deine I" 1900 was to he bought at S-S
a pound. It now stands at 185, Saf?
fron has almost disiippt arod from the
market, while camphor has advanced
enormously. In addition 16 tho na
I tlonai disturbances, the outbreaks ??!
I cholera and plngilO In China have
had a ruinous Influence on the exl.Is
I of drugs from the Orient.
j Can Cancer Be Cured?
IT CAN
The record of the Kellam Hospital Is
] without parallel In history, having
! cured to stay cured permanently, with
! out the use of tho knife or X-ray, over
i 90 per cent, of the many hundreds of
' sufferers from cancer which ft has
tr.-ated during the past fifteen years.
We have been endorsed by the Uenate
nnd Legislature of Virginia. We guar?
antee our cures.
Physicians treated free.
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RICHMOND. - - - - viro i.>..?..
POPULARITY HORT
y NORMAL LIFE
Mrs. Deisler Tel!.- Why She \$
X"\ a Howling Success
in London.
WITHOUT PAST TO REGRET
Gaieties of Paris and Vienna i<
Lie Offered in Me ?
tropoli>.
nv EI). L. K
London, March 2.?'The reason why .
folks over here don't. Hock to hear me
Is that I tun a perfectly normal wo?
man."
Mrs. l''nnnlc Rloomfleld Zcisler,
America's foromosl woman pianist,
who hus heen delighting "small but
select'' audiences.In Berlin and London,
was giving me her \iews on the psych
| ology of popularity?with a personal
application.
"I have found it a very fascinating
study,'' site said, "and 1 have learned
a l;oou many things on the subject
since X lett borne. t>ut 1 am not going
to criticize mo /cal music-loving pco
ple of i^ngland or tne Continent, or
make any invidious comparisons be
LWeen tne American and inc. Luioneuii
public. Fundamentally, it la Just the
same In the Stales as It Is on this
side. The artist's road to public favor
is always amoutner when it is paved
with Personality?and the more pic?
turesque or bizarre tliu personality the
stnudtner and too shorter Is tno road.
".sow, if 1 had poisoned my children,
or eloped with my best friend's hus?
band," continued Mrs. Zcislor, with a
Hearty laugh, "curiosity alone would
have tilled my hulls over hero. It
really is a shame that l have no past,
uui 1 can't correct that now, and 1
don't belioye I would If I could. Why.
1 h ivon't tin Interesting present, and,
as you see, 1 am neilUcr young not
tianasoroe. i huve a perfectly good
husband and three tine boys back home
In Chicago. That's another thine
? ?i in.-i rue. More than that, although
1 have been married twenty-six years,
my husband has never beaten me yet.
lie is what is known as 'a good pro?
vider,' and 1 don't have to pluy the
piano for a living.
"Such prosaic domabttctty as this
doesn't appeal to the public?either at
home or abroad. I succeeded tn Amer?
ica despite my lack of piquant person?
ality, but It was long, hard uphill
work. Now that the American publie
has come to know me, it has forgiven
my respectability. And I urn quite
sure that It' I only hud the time I
coublc be able to convince the gooil
people of Europe, that 1 couldn't*plny
the piano one bit bolter If I nuniberoe"
a King among ruy victims."
Mrs. Zelsler Is greatly Interested in
Oscar llammersteln's effort to popu?
larize grand opera in London by es?
tablishing regular theatre prices. "J
do hope ho will succeed." sho said.
"Just think of being able to boar the
great operas, put on In tho very best
style b> the best artists, for 25 cents.
If you can't afford a better ticket. His
singers should support him In this
laudable undertaking by demanding
less for their services."
For years London has been sighing
for the gaieties i Pails and Vienna,
and longing particularly for the de?
lights of the ''cabaret," where onu may
sip liquors, smoke and chat, whip
I watching dainty dancers or listening
to equally attractive chantoeses. An
American woman i? going to give them
tne opporlunity.
Miss Floyd Ariston, descendant of
William Floyd; of Vermont, one of ttio
signers of the Declaration Ot Indepeli
donee, proposes starting a cabaret
theatre at Clavier Hall, in the ultra
respectable district o: Hanover Squaro.
If London makes good the will move
tiio outilt Into more commodious quar?
ters.
.Miss Ariston, who has sung with
success in New York, has miido quite
a hit in London with hor "Songn of the
South," in music hulls und vaudeville.
"But 1 want to get away from the
stage," she said.
As the curabet will be a decldeel
novelty for Londoners, and save the
trouble and expense of occasional trips
to Tarts, Miss Ariston is continent it
will be a success. She has jus' re?
turned from the .Continent, whore she
engaged a company of star singers;
and dancer.- Her plan Is to give tw.u
performances, the first beginning at
9:16 and finishing at 11:80, and the
second from midnight to 2 A. M. As
the lid slims down in London at 13:30,
she has hud some trouble with the au?
thorities, but has fndlly been able t<
get a so-called club Trense. under
Which ;ill patrons will become "mom
hois" after thill hour.
In old. r to give proper class to
the cabaret?Miss Ariston' Is entering
strictly for the smart set?sho will
charge $2.50 admission, this to includ'
unlimited cigars, cigarettes and colfe
and a reasonable amount of liquors
during the performance,
Bill Ilrown wai arrested the other
day for attempted housebrcaklng. lit
seemed pleased over the prospect of
Jail life. .1.-. having a touch of heart
disease, he. assumed that he would he
sent to the prison hospital. "1 shall
have it doctor at ni'' beck and call."
he told the arresting otUcer. "They will
feed me on roast beef, vegetables,
bread, butter and coffee, and give tue
a nice bed to lie on ami plenty of books
to read. What more could a fellow
askv l don't care how long a sen?
tence is given me."
The Judge, moved t.y the pr:s. IV
eulogv of the English prison system.,
sent him up for fifteen months?but In
said ho would huv< to get ulong with
out tho hospital treatment.
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