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Magnificent Ceremonies Attending the
Reception of tN- Princess of
Wales by Ladle* of India
at Bombay
special Cable to The Herald,
LONDON, Deo. 2.— l)lspntphe» from
India tell of tho mngnMcont reception
everywhere extended to tho prince nntl
princes* of Wales. Onn of tlis most
fcorgeoun nnri pplcmllri of nil wan the
purdah given at Iloinbny In honor o(
the princess. The ceremony purdah
moan n It wns exclusively confined to
women. Thfi lending ladles of thn three
Kreat Indlnn religious rommunltlefl—
I'arnee, Hindu nnd Mahometan—assem
bled In the town hall to welcome and
honor the princess according to their
nnclent rites.
The hnll was bewildering In its splen
dor. Rich carpets of cloth of gold
stretched from the entrnnrn to the
throno. Hundreds of cnndlcn flickered
In sockets of beaten gold. The walls
and the pltlnrft were hung with price
loss fnhrlrn lent by rnjHhn nnd nawabs.
Native ladles and young girls wore their
richest costumes, and their Jewels
might have come from Aladdin's rave.
It Is very rarely that bo drizzling an
array is seen at one time, even In tlic
opulent «Hst.
Young girls sanp Hongs of welcome
nnd scattered thfi carpet with flowers
hh the prlnresa entered. Bhe wore h
flowered muslin gown. Her toquo wns
trimmed with wreaths of roses and
fllnmnnds and amethysts sparkled at
Her neck.
There wore threr distinct ceremonies
— the pnroce "vadhavllcvanl," the Hln
ilu "artl," and the Mahometan "nmeen."
The Parsees came first. An egg nnd a
cocoanut were passed seven times
round the head of the princess, anil
were then broken on the floor, signify
ing that if evil should befall the prin
cess in «ny of the seven circles of the
world it inny ho destroyed and turned
to good. The egg and the cocoanut
symbolize the three elementary neces
sities of life— food, drink nnd shelter.
Water was passed Reven times round
the princess' head, anil poured on thn
iloor, to signify abundance of rain, and
rice was scattered over hur shoulders
to typify abundance of food.
The Hindu ceremony waa more po
rtlc. Red powder carried on a tray was
conveyed to the princess, and a. pre
tense waa made of marking her with It
on the brow. Innumerable candles were
burnt, signifying the wish that light
and brightness may abound in the
princess' life.
Then the Mahometan ladles, headed
by the Begum Mahal, scattered leaves
and flowers round the princess, laid
gold plate and silver colna at her feet,
garlanded her with gold and silver
leaves and showered almonds and other
nuts about her shoulders as emblem
of the oil of peace and happiness. One
Mahometan lady scattered a shower of
real pearls about the princess' feet.
The princess was then conducted to a
dais, . which was a replica of the gor
geous peacock throne of Mumtaz-I-
Mahal, the consort of the splendid and
passionate Shah Jehan— the famous
throne which blazed with rubles, sap
phires and emeralds, was valued at six
and a half millions sterling and was
carried out of India after the Persian
Lady Jehanghir presented an address
from the three communities, expressing
the warmest hopes for the future hap
piness of the princess. Her royal high
ness carefully followed the address,
which was in the three vernaculars
from an English translation. She made
si brief and pleasant reply, saying that
she was highly gratified by the recep
tion, and that her chief object in mak
ing the tour was to make the acquaint
ance of "my Indian sisters."
Presentations were made. The ladles
made deep salaams, and one Insisted on
kissing the hand of the princess over
and over again. Hindu girls sang a
plaintive song with actions representing
the drawing of water from a well.. The
Parsees sang a national song around
their sacred lamps, and followed it
with a rhythmic dance, winding round
and round In circles, with the children
in the middle.
The princess was wreathed in smiles
of delight. She took tea with the
ladles, and then departed amid a rain
jf sweet-scented flowers.
The natives of India, URually silent
md Impassive, burst into delighted
-heers whenever the prince and princess
lppeared, and clapped their hands with
i^reat vigor. Part of this enthusiasm
Is duo to the widespread superstition
that the princess of Wales is a benefi
cent angel, whose visit will bannlsh
plague and famine from Bombay.
Result of Experiment Made by Uni.
verslty Men in Washing
Society Linen
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec, 2. — "The directors of
the White Heather laundry, at home at
the Grafton galleries. Exhibition of
fine lingerie of every description."
This Is an Invitation which, on a
dainty gilt-edged card, was sent out
to people bent known in society, and
to the Grafton galleries men anil
women nocked to see what proved an
Interesting spectacle, the result of a
novel experiment.
Some years ago three sufferers from
the depredations of the British laun
dry women, a trio of young varsity
men, determined to try whether the
best education which the world offers
would enable them to cope with tump
suds and emerge victorious In 'the
wußhlng of society's linen, and Wed
nesday's show proved how successfully
the throe young men who In snowy
uniform received their guests, heedless
of the chuff of their friends, had mat t
ed their laundry.
Piles of snow white lingerie of the
daintiest texture and the most Immac
ulate purity were arranged upon ions
trestles, on one table men's shirts of
duzzllng brilliance, collars superbly
starched, handkerchiefs white us the
driven enow, evening waistcoats of
absoluto Binurtnesß and other gar
ments as polite and practical were col
lected, while close at hand the froth
of- lace and loveliness proclaimed the
fact that the feminine treusures of the
washtub were there revealed.
One young counteitu, newly wedded,
had permitted her beautiful trousseau
to be displayed, and upon inuny a
' iiiilnty garmont Una as a cobweb coro
nets and clpherf), the iluurcs duly
i ironed In the most approved fashion,
no that the embroidery was presented
vus if emboEHed.
' In view of the fact that of lats
"several smart English . women hay«
burn sending their lingerie and Ucea
to PiirN to be deult with the complsta
tiucceps displayed at this demonstru
mlonmlon proved of patriotic Interest to
H women.
Princess of Wales
While Old Styles of Toys Abound
There Are Many Mechanical
Ones That Are Not "Made
In Germany"
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2. — Preparations for
Christmas are now In full swing and it
is many years, I think, since the Bhop
windows have presented such a bright
and inviting appearance, especially
those shops which cater to the. younger
generation and which are fast becom
ing veritable fairylands for children.
Mechanical and scientific toys are
again largely In evidence, but despite
its many attractions the old-fashioned
toy, with a minimum of science and a
maximum of amusement, Is still, judg
ing from tho stocks displayed, likely
to continue popular. In providing for
the scientlflc child, however, consider
able Ingenuity has been displayed by
the toy maker. At one shop, for In
stance, I saw a miniature wireless
telegraphy apparatus which will work
through brick walls and record mes
sages in the Morse code on strips of
paper. Large toy automobiles will de
light the children whose parents can
afford to purchase them, while some
of the model steam locomotives cost ns
much as £40 ($200).
The automobile, however, has not yet
caused the popularity of the rocking
horse to wane, and a new kind of horße,
which not only rocks but gallops wildly
onward, will please the most exacting
of youthful equestrians, while specially
comfortable cowboy or bronco saddles
are fitted to the toy.
In an artificial lake at another big
shop are triumphs of naval toycraft.
Japanese torpedo boats dart from a
harbor and pour out scores of torpedoes
at an unseen foe and then race back
again, while lifeboats bring off exciting
rescues, whales spout and sea serpents
energetically lash their tails.
On dry land more than two hundred
thousand soldiers, principally English,
French, Japanese and Kusslan, show
what they can do in the way of forced
marches. Wonderful to narrate, all
these novelties come not from Ger
many, but were mado in London.
Automatic Telephone Man Proposes
to Ship Hello Girls to
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Dec. 2.— N. D. Nell, president
of the Lorimer Automatic Telephone
company, who is here trying to Induce
the French postal service to substitute
the automatic for the existing system,
has thrown out a hint that If the gov
ernment adopts It he will take all the
demoiselles oft' its official hands by
shipping them, to the number of 2000,
to Ouiiada and providing them with
well to do husbands. At least he guar
antees that 2000 marriageable men cry-
Ing for wives exist, and he will pay the
tcirls' voyage und provide handsomely
all their neceHsltlen for six months if
they remain ho long unmarried. Con
servative French officialdom is Inclined
to laugh ut the exposition of ultra
Ellen Beach Yaw Coming Home -o
Make an Extended Concert
Special Cable to Tfce Ilnrakl.
PAKIS, Doc. a.—Allss Kiien Bench
Yaw, of high top-note fume, is return
ing this week to America for v con
cert tour of the prluc-lpul cities.
The American colony Is Interested In
a charity concert organized by Mrs.
James Clinch Smith of New York for
the benefit of the Malawi de Retruite
dcs ArtlHtcM Fruncdls. The concert
will be given on December 14. Mrs.
Smith will personully conduct an or
chestra of young women who have
been trained by herself. Aline. Re
jane, Mini-. Qreuler und Mine. Lucus, of
the Opera, urn among the profession
als who will appear.
Prelates Relates an Instance of How
the Faith and Hope and Courage
of a Woman Had Been Awakened.
Speaks Good Word for Physicians
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— A remarkable
declaration regarding Christian sci
ence and faith hoallng was made by
the bishop of London In an address to
the Women's Diocesan association at
the Church house, Westminster.
"There Is in the inmost being of
every one," he sai.l, "a personality that
can be strengthened both to bear suf
fering, and even to recover from ill
ness, by bringing right influence to
bear upon it. . ..
"Hem is a true incident which will
Illustrate my meaning. The wife of
one of my clergymen was recently
faced with the appalling prospect of
having within two clays to undergo
an operation which might cost her her
"When I called upon her I found
her In a state of moral collapse. Partly
owing to fear and partly to other
causes her faith and hope were en
tirely gone, and the physicians and
surgeons recognized that it would be
Impossible for the operation to be per
formed while she was In that state.
"I will pass over the sacred half
hour that I spent with her; but It Is a
fact that two days later she walked
from her room to the operating table
without a quiver.
"The surgeons exclaimed: 'What
has the bishop of London done to you?'
She replied In simple, straightforward
words, 'Something which none of you
could have done. 1 •
"To her Inmost being where the faith
and the hope and the courage had
died clown and crumbled, with God's
help alone, I had brought that rnlnvlg
oratlon of her central being which she
needed, and the effect of bringing the
power of God to her central being
brought back again her faith, her
hope and her courage and sho became
again a Christian woman who could
look death and trial In the face.
"She did clearly owe her cure di
rectly to the power of Jesus Christ
In many instance*, the bishop con
tinued, when one Invigorated the faith,
hope and courage of the sufferer, one
thereby wrought a great effect on the
bodily condition of the patient. These
he believed to bo absolutely true, and
he believed they lay at the basis ol
the success— so far as It went— and
the prevalence of Christian : science.
"But when you go on to other points
in Christian science you are erecting
deliberatoly a real truth Into a gigan
tic heresy," added the bishop emphat
"We have to learn from heresies to
day as we have learned from them In
times past. Indeed, there Is not one
single heresy that has ever existed
that has not recalled the church to
some forgotten truth, and every heresy
lives upon the element of truth which
it contains."
What he wished to say to them as
church workers was, "Keep tho truth."
The clergy ought to approach the bed
sides of the sick with far moro faith.
They ought to pray for the recovery
end lay hands on them with far more
expectancy that they would recover.
In doing their sick visiting they
ought to look with fur more hope for
the recovery of the patient, and not
look alone to the preparation of the
soul for death.
He knew that there were present one
or two who thought they had special
gifts of healing. As their bishop he
put It to them that they must never
try to exercise those gifts apart from
the medical profession.
"It will be observed In tho little
story I have told that I never sug
gested that the woman hlioiiM not un
dergo the operation which was so «•«
sentlal to her euro. I wish the medi
cal profession to understand that the
church regards their healing art us a
sacred thing.
"When I watt ill I felt that the doc
tor who came to me was as much sent
by Josiih Christ «» the clergyman who
called to vlnlt me."
Special Cable to The Herald.
ROM 13, Doc. 2.— A youth named Kin,
of Collopso, was HtabbtHl to the heart
yesterday at the altar us ho whh being
married, by a girl whom he had Jilted.
The girl thntv down the ponlurd with
which flic had committed Urn deed, und
exclaimed: ''Now you can arrest mo!"
She was taken into custody.
Waa a Product of the Thirteenth Cen.
turey and U aVlued at
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec 2.— tn a manner al
most nn mysterious nn that In which It
disappeared, Gray's Inn's missing thir
teenth century manuscript, BMa's
"Super Cantlca Cnntlcorum," valued at
$50,000, was yesterday recovered.
It wan found wrapped In n newspn*
per of Thursday's Issue Inutile a hoard*
Ino; In South square, Gray's Inn, within
fifty yards of the library whence It
wan stolen.
In a corner of the no.tin.re a new com
mon room is being built, and a seven*
foot hoarding at present screens the
At hnlf past 1 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon one of the workmen engaged on
that Job noticed a parcel lying among
some rubbish just inside the hoard-
Unwrapping it he found thnt It con
tained the quaint old manuscript vol
ume, the loss of which hftd created such
conatructlon In the Inn. For the con
viction of the thief n reward of £100
was offered.
The volume won hastily rewrapped
In the paper and parried to the chief
warden nnd In n few minutes It wn*
in the possession of Sir Arthur Col
lins, the trensurer of the Inn,
The second and less valuable stolen
volume, "The Mnske of Flowers," was
not contained In the newspaper. A
nearch of the dust Inside the hoarding
blho failed to discover It, nnd It waft
Hear that the thief had only returned
the more valuable work.
It la recognized by the benches ot
the Inn that the culprit must be either
a servant or a member of the society,
and the balance of probability points
to tho latter.
Tho members of the library staff who
would have access to the room where
thfi manuscript was kept number only
n dozen, nil of whom have been In the
inn's service for at least twelve years.
On the other hand, nil the 600 mem
bers of the society have access to the
room, which Is lined on an average by
forty or fifty members every day. The
600 members Include n large number of
students from nvery corner of the Brit
ish empire. A high official of the Inn
told nn Kxpress representative lnst
evening that the unpleasant fact Is ad
mitted that In all likelihood one of the
600 members Is the unknown thief.
He explnlned that the second book,
"The Maske of Flowers," Is a printed
volume, dated 1614, worth not more
than C 5. As several other copies are
in existence It would be less difficult
for a thlff to dispose of the volume
than of tht< rarer Beda.
Tho reward offered was for the con
viction of tho thief, but the workman
who found the book will be handsomely
Reptiles Act as Accomplices in Re-
lieving a Man of His
Special Cablo to The Herald.
PARIS, Dec. 2. — The amazing ad
venture of l'aul Sermlllet at the house
of Kleonara Btllza, a beautiful snake
charmer, Is tho topic that Is convuls
ing the cafes with laughter tonight.
Mile. Stllza appears occasionally at
the music halls and exhibits the fas
cination she exercises over a boa con
strictor, a few vipers and another rep
tile or two. On one of these occasions
she fascinated Paul Sermillet also, an&
on Saturday he called on the fair
charmer of snakes at her establishment
In the Boulevard Garibaldi.
He happened to ha\*e a- roll of bank
notes In his pocket. These bulged and
somewhat disturbed the contour of his
well cut coat, so he placed the pocket
book on the table.
When he looked in the Other direc
tion Mile. Stllza placed her angriest
viper beside the pocketbook and hint
ed that monsieur would do her a favor
by leaving. MLV
Paul refused, and four moro vipers
were released from a box and began
to wriggle about the floor very near
his legs. He was asked if he wished
to see any more of the species and
his silence being taken as a polite af
firmative an enormous boa constrictor
was allowed to exhibit Its head from
the interior of the ottoman on which
Paul had been sitting.
"Would monsieur now like to leave
his pocketbook or would he prefer to
see all the boa constrictor?"
He saw five feet of serpent rise out
of the ottoman and then he fled, hat
less, coatless and without his notes,
over which the viper had been keeping
careful watch. The police were sympa
thetic, and offered to beard the boa In
his den. Paul waited outside.
The police were admitted. Mile, Stll
za greeted them with one snake colleA
around her neck and half a dozen oth
ers clinging affectionately to different
parts of her body. The brave police
men thought of their devoted wives
alone In Neuilly and they left hur
They went back, however, this morn
ing at a time when they considered
Mile. Stilza's pets were asleep, They
arrested the charmer, who must now
explain her treatment of the unfortu
nate Paul.
Invention Which Will Prove of Great
importance for Auto
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— A new motor tire
has been invented which seems to
promise a solution of the problem of
tiro maintenance In the case of motor
omnibuses and trade vans.
The new tire consists Dimply of sec
tions of wood resting upon a pneumatic
A new process of seasoning and
hardening wood, which has been In
vented by Profensor Hannay, who, at
the suggestion of the late duke of
Sutherland, began a series of scientltlc
experiments upon wood twenty years
ago, has made the tire possible.
Professor Hannay hus found that It
is possible, by rolling newly cut tim
ber much In the way that steel plates
are rolled, to convert It Into seasoned
wood In fewer weeks than It has hith
erto taken years to do.
Tim tire couslatn of twelve sections
of wood, with overlapping ends, bolted
between metal rims In such v manner
as to f-nable the wooden tire to rest
upon a cushion of Air.
Each section of the wood has, by
Professor Hunnay's process, been re
duced to two-thirdß its original weight
and one-twentieth Its original dimen
sions, and is Impregnated to the core
with paraffin wax so us to be absolute
ly impermeable and Inexpandlble.
Round the surfaco of the tlra run
two narrow grooves filled with the
softest known wood. The effect of this
li that the soft wood picks up the tine
grit of thn road and gradually spreads
It over the surface of the tire until
the whole tire has a granite-like sur
face upon which a flle has practically
no effect.
At present the tire cost of motor
omnibuses Is the one factor which tells
against them. A set of omnibus tin™
i-imta 130 pounds mid wears out In a
few months.
- c The new tire will cost only a . low
pounds, sand- only as many shillings
to renew as the rubber tire costs sov
King of Spain Worries the Police by
Hla Furious Driving of the Auto.
mobile—The Presidential
epeclnl Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Dec. 2.— This week we have
hurt tho Informal visit of the king of
Spain on his return from Oermany nnd
the formal visit of the king of Portugal,
sntl I'nrlMlntis have taken both sover
eigns to their heart*, tho former br
catifle of his youthful good nature nnr[
the second berauso of his air of portly
good fellowship.
Both shot with M. Loubet at tlam
boulllet, which led to some 111 nntured
folks remarking It wos the close season
for ordinary people and It was a bad
example for republicans, this breaking
of the law by kings. .
To this it was only necessary to say
that since Katnhouillet Is entirely sur
rounded by walls one can shoot there
tho year round. But the king of Spain
committed a still graver fault when he
went to breakfast at Saint Germain.
He ilrnvfi his automobile so fast that
every policeman he passed took tho
number of the machine so that he could
have the proprietor hauled up later for
The roynl visits have cast a fare
well glamour over the last days of M.
Loubet's presidency, nnrl the regret at
his retirement is increased by tho pro
found Ignorance ns to who his succes
sor will be.
Many mon of political renown have
been mentioned, but no one Is yet seri
ously discussed by the press. One thing
Is certain, M. Doumer Is much to the
front, thanks both to his own efforts
and those of his friends. He will have
on his side when the electoral congress
meets ot Versailles all the adversaries
of the republic and a certain numbet
of the radicals.
fcut the bost section of the republican
party, all those In fact who have di
rected the republic these last thlrty-flve
years, are already supporting the randl
duture of M. Fallleres, first because of
a sort of tradition that the president of
the eenatf) should become the president
of the state, and second nnd especially
because M. Doumer is fpared on ac
count of his marked personality. Those
who support him say we have In him a
second Roosevelt, which is rather too
Republicans, on the other hand, Insist
upon our parliamentary regime, and
that Mr. Roosevelt, however admirable
in the • imperial role of an American
president, would be at once bothered
and bothersome In the French presi
dent's role.
As no majority is yet formed It Is
possible for the republicans to block
M. Doumer's way by asking M. Bour
geois to become a candidate, thus leav
ing M. Doumer no chance, and it is
even possible that at the last moment a
great effort will be made to forre M.
Loubet Into a second term in spite of
his reticence and his formal declara
tions. Should this happen all the other
candidates will retire. • In any case the
crisis p.romlses plenty of
The chamber, meanwhile boldly dis
cusses the budget and timidly debates
the pensions for workingmen. The more
the latter questions are discussed, the
more are dangers found lurking there
in. As for the senate It will soon finish
the debate and pass by a considerable
majority the bill for the separation of
church and state, such as was adopted
by the lower house. The bishops and
pope seemed disposed to accept such an
action without protest.
Revival of Old.World Art That Was
Fashionable Thrse Centuries
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— Several artists in
London are now executing portraits
in wax of well-known and fashionable
The portraits are exquisite miniatures
modeled in high relief In colored wax —
a revival of an old-world Hrt which
flourished during the sixteenth, seven
teenth and eighteenth centuries, an<l
specimens of which can be seen at the
Wallace collection and at the British
The modern wax portrait painter pre
fers, as a rule, to portray tho subject
In fancy dress. The miniatures, show-
Ing a three-quarter length figure, are
usually about six to eight inches long,
while "heads und shoulders" may
measure only four. A small miniature
may cost anything from £10 to £20.
The work, which partakes more of
the nature of sculpture than of paint
ing, requires considerable artistic skill
and patience, so that the whole surface
of a dress, for Instance, can be com
posed of one even tone of color, and
yet reveal beautiful effects of drap
Two artists — the Misses Casella — who
have exhibited wax portraits at the
academy and new gallery, are mainly
responsible for the fashionable re
An Express representative was yes
terday shown a portrait of their
brother, which was Ufe-Uke in tone and
color. He Is shown In Elizabethan
garb, with a black velvet and gold
tunic, and a stiff white ruff. The
background Is of turquoise blue, and
Is also composed of wax on a card
bourd foundation. Glass, us used in old
wax miniatures, is now discarded as a
In another portrait, the hands are
exquisitely modeled, the blue veins
standing out in a life-like munner. The
Misses Casella mix clear white wax
with oil colors, and use tiny boxwood
modeling tools in lieu of sable brushes.
Very little surface puintlug Is resorted
to by thi'HO artists, even the blue in an
eye being formed of blue wux.
The only surface coloring used, in
fact, muy be a touch of water color to
the cheek or lips of the subject.
Btrange Phenomenon Noticed by
Householders In New
Special Cable to The Herald.
AUCKLAND, N. Z.. Deo. 2.-A phe
nomenon of a remarkable nature has
been observed at Chrlstchurch. Con
sumers of mutton have been moved to
alarm on going to their meat safes ut
night unrl discovering the interior
bright with a phosphorescent glow,
which appeared to be exuding from the
meat. Scores of householders have) no
ticed this strange appearance on the
day on which they had purchased the
Expert authorities, who havo inquired
into the matter, declare that the phos
phorescence is of bacterial origin. It is
stated, however, that no Injurious ef
fects have been found to arise from
consuming the affected meat.
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r~j Good soil. Fine climate. Healthy location. RJ
HS The price of lots will soon be advanced. E>J
M 25 Per Cent Guaranteed Increase fcl
PI For J4 down and $4 per month until paid for. we will sell you a reru- I
fiS Inr 50x160 foot lot In our beautiful tract adjoining- the city of Lou 1
KsS Angelei. subject to the following guarantees from us: If at the ex- I
mM plration of one year from purchase this 1116 lot Is not worth $148.76 — f
BttJ or 25 per cent increass — based on tho price at which our corpa of l-'-lI
*"" salesmen will then be selling similar lots, we will refund all of the KM
I money you paid us, with 8 pel cent Interest additional. If you should if-: 1 !
die at any time before payments Wive been completed, we will give K9l
to your heirs a deed to the lot without further cost. If you should I
loie employment or be sick you will not forfeit the land. fc-J
We «ell property that Increases la value. R"J
W.i have confidence In same, which we unhesitatingly show by H
our written g-uarantee. Judga the future by the past. A perfeot H
title guaranteed. Deeds lisued by the Los Angeles Abstract tc Truit I
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Hwfa Mon Was the Most Picturesque
Personality In Wales — A Master
of Welsh Poetry
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— Hwfa Mon, the
archdruid of Wales, died at Rhyl yes
terday morning, after a long Illness.
He was the most picturesque per
sonality In Wales. Tall, upright and
broad-shouldered, with a massive
frame and herculean strength, a splen
did head covered with a profusion of
snow-white hair, a round beardless face
of classic mold, and eyes glistening
with the poetic genius of his race, he
was the most attractive and striking
Individual in the principality.
For the past ten years he was the
central Imposing figure at the quaint
ritual of the Gorsedd. Dressed in his
bardic robes, with hla breast bedecked
with numerous trophies, and on his
head a crown of acorns and oak leaves,
he stood on the hogan stone and awak
ened the echoes with his mighty roar
of "A oes heddweh?" ("Is there
Having received an affirmative reply,
he thrust the Gorsedd sword— a larg?,
unwleldly weapon— back into its
sheath, und handed It back to the
"keeper of the sword."
He was recognized as tho greatest
living master of the "cynghanedd"
style of Welsh poetry, and some of his
odes and poems will live as long as the
language In which they are written.
He ulao possessed magnificent ora
torical powers, and as preacher and
lecturer he was In great demand all
over Wales.
Ftr fifteen year* Hwfa Mon was
pastor of the Welsh Congregational
church at King's Cross. That, of
course, was before the bardic title was
conferred on him, and he was then
known as the Rev. Roland Williams.
He left London for Llangollen, und
here, in a picturesque residence on the
banks of the Dee, he Bpent the hap
piest years of his life.
Curiously enough, he was uncertain
about his own age, as he recently dis
covered In an old family Bible that
he was seven years older than he
thought. It is believed that he was
Si) ut the time of his death.
Chimney Through Which the Young
Burglar Made His Escape Fig.
ures in Court
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— The exploits of
Jack Sheppard were recalled at How
street on Saturday during the hearing
of an appeal by Mr. John Walters from
the refusal of the London county coun
cil to renew the licence of his premises
In Pulwood'a rents, High Holborn. as a
common lodging house.
The buildings, Mr. Bodkin said in op
posing the appeal, are at least 200 years
old, and In tho kitchen there Is an ex
tensive flreplace with a large chimney,
through which Jack Sheppard is sup
posed to have escaped from tho Bow
street runnere.
Exploit of a Thief In the Library of
State Archives of Flor.
Special Cable to The Herald.
FLORENCE. Dee. 2.— A foreigner re
cently went to the library of state
archives and asked permission to con
sult the precious collection of docu
ments known us "universal corre
epondenoe." When he had left the li
brary It was found that he had stolen a
letter signed by Hi. Catherine, besides
two other Important document!*.
The thief, who Is supposed to be a
Pole, has not yet been traced.
Queen Alexandra and King George of
Greece Fondle a Baby Tigress at
the Hippodrome Before a Great
Special Cablo to Tho Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 2.— Although London
is what society correspondents describe
as very full for this time of the year,
there Is absolutely nothing doing In the
matter of entertaining to any extent,
that is now being confined to restaurant
dinners and theater or opera parties.
Notwithstanding his accident King
Edward was not deterred from Journey
ing to Castle Rising as the shooting
guest of Lord Farquhar, leaving Queen
Alexandra to do the private entertain
ing of the king of Greece and the prince
and Princess Nicholas of Greece. King
Edward, so keen a sportsman as he,
would not disappoint himself, though
he could not walk and did his shooting
from a pony chaise. Meanwhile the
royal guests from Greece have been
having an enjoyable time, notwith
standing the vagaries of the weather,
theatergoing and operagolng.
At the Hippodrome the other after
noon, at which the royal party was
present, the audience witnessed an un
usual sight. One of the performing
tigresses has a baby tiger, ten weeks;
old, and this Queen Alexandra request
ed might be brought to the royal box,
where the queen nursed and fondled the
little animal, saying, "What a dear lit
tle thing! What do you feed It on?"
and she was intensely amused on being
told that the baby was fed on the best
chicken and the richest milk that could
be bought. The king of Greece also
smiling all the time, nursed the little
tiger for some minutes. Its pleased klt
tenllke purring greatly amusing the
royal party.
Sir Philip Burne-Jones, the artist, Is
now busy putting the finishing touches
to a somewhat unique wedding gift. It
Is a novel picture portrait of the Coun
tess Feo Glelchen, who Is seen In her*
working dress and long white apron as
she stands busy on the sculpture of a
statue In her studio In St. James' pal
ace. The surroundings naturally mako
a most artistic setting and the whole
subject is a charming picture. It Is a
wedding gift Intended for the Countess
Feo's sister. Countess Valda Glelchen,
on her marriage the week nfter next.
The Duke and Duchess of Marlbor
ough, who have been at Blenheim for
some time past, returned to London
this week. The duchess, notwithstand
ing the density of the fog, the other
night insisted on keeping an appoint
ment, driving to Peekhain Rye over a
very dark, dismal, 111 lit road, to present
the prizea in connection with' the St.
John's club photographic exhibition
The Duke and Duchess of Roxburgh*
are spending a few days in London and
are stopping at Clarldge's aa usual on
their way from Purls to Floors castle.
Fracture in the Arm Probably Caused
by Action of the Atmos.
Ppoclal Cablo to The Herald.
LONDON. Pec. a.— A fracture has
btv.n discovered In the arm of the NeN
ton statue In Trafalgar square.
In consequence of v report received,
at the time of their decoration by the
navy league for the Nelson centenary
the office of works hud the column and
statue Inspected. .
Besides the, fracturo the statue shows
signs (if the action of London's mil-
Khui'ouH atmosphere,' and Instructions
aye been given for the statue ami the
column to bo renovated forthwith.

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