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local and telegraphic labor news.
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,n -.vrial situation has not im- .
15 comparing with last week,
f vvcus mills are running righs
.. i i fair list of orders ahead
j; week.
..;!a ro iron and steel works.
. ked three days last week as
.the machinery in the new
, ; h > found many changes to
,;y to brine the plant up to
. 1. The hausens on the
. rt> 3re being taken out and re
Sent. while the millwrights
,k over all other machines,
ven arranged to allow the
• e -in from the steel works into,
’j.ill in one heating, which is
a great saving for the com
t o! 1 be. 11. which was in ser
« a v-flv‘ years ago. has been
to service again, and a belfry
„r. erected for it. The company
• i a new iron building for the
V ks tor which a large amount
. :;ig material has arrived on the
v The electrical department.
... several hundred horse-pow
A || furnish the power for the three
s which have been erected
' . mill. The steel works will
wo cran*1*, which will causa
• -t to lose their positions.
. , rj;te- will be moved about the
w.irks by a trolley system, and
:• quire three men to operate
rnc. The company expects to
. • ,ie changes and be ready for
- ip- >u at the end of this week or
.canning of the following week,
v. .-a Mast furnaces are said to be
s ! l' .1 to go on in tour
\ - wht•■! was turned at the- Wheel
r: iron and St*'el Company’s works
jg ih> past week, owing to the re
, The puddling mill was to go on
' . \V- Tuesday. but was prevented by
> iring of several smoke stacks.
. 1 works, skelp mill and pud
c - partmon: are scheduled to go
0 -morrow morning.
Riverside works enjoyed an un
u- : week of activity, not having a
b- Town or anything to mar th*
P ^-ess of the plant. The steel works
« • hern working on a large order.
"-■« plate mill has been working in all
d , ’ments. with the tub? works
equally as busy.
K M. Gilleland. thp glue factory man.
Is con'emplating some extensive im
pmveni rnts for his new plant in Ben
Hie Boggs’ Run Mining and Manu
ft iring Company are operating their
n • s half time at pres^n .
■ Wheeling Electrical Company are
ng improvements on their plant.
T company has found this necessary
< ■ ng to the machinery being taxed to
rs utmost on Saturday nights.
Matters In the Wheeling Sanitary pot
tery look very fair at present, as the
company has plenty of good orders
iie.id. An additional kiln is talked of
: -r the future, which would Increase the
i ,r> >oi.y of rhe pottery considerable.
\ th Top mill the sheet department
h . lv^n ofT the entire week on account
1 * no orders at present. The tnachin
v is in good condition and needs no
paint* at present. As to the re
lation of the blst furnace, the com
; y h is'not given any information out
Poe p-eserving industry is at Us
h a present, many of the factories
a\ ig put on additional help during
t! week.
The new retorts will be put in at the
t wo'-ks by a Pittsburg company.
’ l>» Belle Iron Company operated
n.nl department the>Jlrst thr. e days
< week. The rack factory worked
• etl ire week. With good prospects for
• ming week. Matters in th3 heat
hs b'partment look very encouraging
■ - n The ni°n have not lost a
- ii i. count of orders for a long
’ - The tin mill has been running
” !n all departments, with no acet
The supply of iron ran short on
ir-lav afternoon and Friday morn
U* causing a number of men to lose
\ l umber of new men were put
during the past week.
‘rhe Wheeling lim* and cement works
’ rked rs first week for a long period,
■"'p ars' axle works has been idle dur
"c he emir * wek on account of no or
3 r' at present.
Rrsido bar mill .on South
v,: root, has boon running double
a d.tring th week, with good pros
\ ; for the coming week.
n 7-flve nail machines in the nai!
: ,>f the Belmont mill have
"■ " r-.Tning during the entire week,
ng furnaces did not lose a sin
* during the week.
>chmnlbach brewery has been
luring the past week putting
"*'v • ; ,;den Brew on the market.
^ • he Whitaker mill the only depart
71 work a? present is the middling
- which are workng on an or
■°r the Washington. Pa..-tube
• mill will be shut down en
*' -oon as this order is filled.
v - Kraft & Company are very
- ’ nt turning out the lumber
n w Stone £ Thomas building.
. ' oisetj the employment of sev
* ’ lew men.
, ' *t he I/i Belle pottery look
, present, and many taking
it idb-n ss to allow others to
1 *> work occasionally. The
- department is only working
‘ ; ,{ros; planing mill has been
4 full capacity all the past
dsisin s- is but moderately
work on the new kiln to
m the Wheeling pottery will
''n Monday morning. A num
ti'klayers from Beaver Falls
Friday last, and will take
^ '' he brick masonry on the
ling Bakery Company is en
’ v * usual good run of trade.
, "as pay-day at the River
V , Works, the La Belle and
, -''k potteries.
' : ^ at the Benwood Tube Works
> good condition. The works
vv *n °.lH>rat*on all the past week,
h "‘ ling Stone Company's plant
operation two and a half day's
' Everything is in working
uc new, plant, and a goo<l run
is anticipated.
1 tin mill was off Friday
' ity. on account of a shortage
• ' bar. The entire mill will re
Trav^. of the La Belle. has
uproved the tables for faking
]v r ' from the braning machines,
k '• '"rangement prevents the
o: the edges of the plates as
they are turned out on the tables, and is
a very useful commence.
The puddle and skelp departments of
the Wheeling Steel and Iron Company's
plant at Benwood was intended to have
resumed on Thursday last, but it was
impossible to complete the work of re
pairing in time. The mill will be on
in full Monday morning, however.
The Wheeling Steel Works will re
sume operations Monday morning in
full capacity. The repairing gang went
to work Friday morning and was on
till Saturday afternoon.
Mr. John Booty, a grinder at the W ar
wood Tool Works, has recovered from
his illness and returned to work.
Miss Augusta Sc'aultze. who cut her
arm very badly in the La Belle tin mill,
ha.-> returned to work again.
Mr. Silas Freeze, of the heating de
partment of the La Belle mill resigned
his position a few days ago.
Mr. Howard Grabe has accepted a po
sition with M. E. Baeshar, the Sixtenth
street cigar manufacturer.
Mr. William Lindsay, of Beltz's plan
ing mill, is off on account of indispo
Messrs. Patrick Qulligan. Frank and
Casper Rohrl. John Connelly. George
Seubright, James Woodward. James
Manlv. Charles Young has left for
Woodland. W. Ya.. to fish, until the
Whittaker works resume.
Ernest Pimmick. Janies Connelly and
Harry McCormick, of the Electric
Sparks Fishing Club, composed prin
cipally of mill workers, have left for
Friendlj. W. Va.. to await the resump
liiril in mr n aivittAvi *»\***%«*.
Iaauis Strobel. night watchman at
Sohmulbach’s brewery, is laid off with
William Lindsey, an employe at
P^ltz's planing mill was off several days
the past week on account of illness.
Martin Carroll, of the Wheeling bak
ery. has been ill the past week.
Howard Brenneman. manager of the
! Wheeling bakery, will leave for Rich
mond. Indiana. Tuesday, where he will
1 attend the stockholders and manager's
convention of the l'. S. Bakery Asso
W. M Bennion. an employe at the La
Belle pottery, is lying ill at his home
on Thirty-sixth and Chapline streets.
Patrick Fay. of the Wheeling pottery,
was laid off sevral days Ia3t week on
account of illness.
Special to rhe R-gister.
Steubenville, O.. May 16.—Local Un
ica No. S. A. F. G. W. l\, of this city,
elected ‘tie following delegate? to the
National Gl.vs.-nvothers' Convention a
Alton, Illinois: Georg I\xh. Michael
Hissctt. .1. R. Branagan, Wm. Powers,
James Hogan and Thomas ..icGourty.
The Junction Iron and Steel Compa
ny. of .M.ngo, have received a locomo
tive, to be used in the furnace yard.
This makes seven locomotives the com
pany now has in use around the works.
At the Jefferson (ton works tbe muck
rolls and heating furnaces start up
Monday 1n full, after a two weeks’ shut
il uvn. Th furnace is going at its full
er production and is turnig out aboirt
200 tons of nv l a day. Supt. Mokate
is proving hat he is an efficient fur
nace master.
Sunday shaves are lagal in Illinois.
Toledo brewers have secured an in
crease of $1 a week all round.
The Missouri Pacific Railroad has re
duced fares for commuters to the elec
tric line rates.
Newark carpenters secured the eight
hour day ar.d $2.50. and $2.75 is prom
ised after August 1.
Duluth draymen are organizing.
The official call for the semi-annual
convention of the Minnesota Siate Fed
eration of Labor is addressed to all
trades unions, labor organizations.
;c. - alii! aces and industrial bodies
in Minnesota.
I ne Singie-mxcrs oi \ctiiiuiuin
i about to make a concerted movement
' to secure an amendment of the State
Constitution which shall place it with
in the power of the people of the State
to institute the single tax.
Toronto builders' laborers v/on a
strike for 21 cents an hour.
Seventy-five street railway workers
were secured in St. Paul for the places
of Milwaukee strikers. They received
16 cents an hour in St. Paul, and were
promised $1.90 for ten hours in Mil
At Detroit the union carpenters’ com
mirtce ind the contractors agreed on
th*' following compromise: “We. the
undersigned, hereby agree that on and
aftpr January 1. 1S97, for one year, we
v ill pay not less than a minimum wage
of cents per hour to all men employ
ed on carpenter work in buildings, and
that all time over eight hours he paid
for at the rate of time and one quar
Armour's Kansas City striking fire
men were restrained from boycotting
the firm.
Rev. Wood, of Detroit, advocates co
Omaha has a tailor’s strike.
Lansing teamsters now get $2.50 a
day. When they had a union they re
ceived $3.50.
Lansing cigarmakers struck for $1
per thousand increase.
Toledo union barbers will work all
day Decoration day.
Le Claire, Til., has a co-operative
works. After regular wages have been
paid and six per cent, allowed as the
commercial rate on the capital investeu, j
sets aside 10 per cent of the profits for
a reserve fund to pay for the care of th., i
sick and of the families or deceased
employes. Incapacitated members each
receive $5 a week, to which is added $2
for the wife and $1 for each child. The
remaining profits are divided at rhe rate j
of two per cent, on wages and one per,
cent, on capital. The dividends on
wages for the eight years ending in
1S94 aggregated 54 per cent., or nearly
seven per cent, a year. The head of
the firm. Mr. Watson, has established a
school, and boys over 12 years of age
work an hour a day learning a trade.
There are regular positions for the boys
when they are 18.
Cnder the new scale, just signed by
employers, Chicago brewers were given j
an increase of 59 cents a week. All
employes in the cellars, fermenting
rooms, malt houses and kettle rooms
will receive $17 per week, and wash
house men $16.50.
“The indications point to a national i
strike in the near future." said M. S. j
Hayes, the corresponding secretary of j
the Cleveland Central Labor I’rlon. j
“The cause of the big strike? The eapi-1
talists uhemslves are to blame for it.!
They have federated their interests and
the trades unions have had to do the
same for their own protection. Dur
ing the last year the capitalists have
done more to federate the union men
than the union agitators themselves.”
Shoeworkers have 110 unions.
National Ho»el Employes’ conven
tion indorsed the Shoeworkers’ Union
Erie (Pa.) painters want nine hours
and $2.
Some San Francisco carpenters struck
for $2. a day.
Unemployed union men of San Fran
cisco held a meeting and the trades
council assigned them to the work of
discovering non-union men.
An ordinance for municipal owner
ship of railways was recently introduc
ed in Milwaukee Council.
New York has an Italian marble
workers’ union.
San Francisco Ruilding Trades Coun
cil will demand the Saturday half-holi
day and assessed those at work for tho
benflt of the unemployed.
A union of unskilled laborers at Kan
sas City has 1,400 members.
The London County Council on muni
cipal work insists on eight hours un
ion wages and no overtime.
Kansas City firemen struck for 23
cents an hour.
It is said that the income of the Cigar
makers International Union this year
will be *1.000.000.
Female barbers have been admitted
to the St. Louis Union. but tihose
against this innovation have referred
the matter to the International Board.
At St. Louis one union man secures
work in every non-union shop In order
to secure a list of union men who pat
ronize non-union barbers.
Quincy copper miners earn $50 a
Massillon. Ohio, building laborers
struck against 75 cents a day.
The Twntieth Century says there are
only six countries in the world in which
the telegraph is privately owned.
Illinois has 190.750 union men.
Chicago claims 309 labor organiza
The plumbers' union throughout th;
country are voting on the advisability
of elcting officers of the United Asso
ciation of Plumbers by popular vote of
the members, instead of through dele
Kansas City plumbers won eight
hours and S3.50.
Kansas City gas and steam fitters’
strike secured eight hours and $3.20.
Kansas City now has a German car
' penters’ union.
Detroit brewers have secured ten
; hours.
The receipts of the Toronto Street
Railway Company for April were $76.
295.63. The percentage due to the city
was $6,103.65.
Atlanta has 20 unions.
Up to May 1 Toronto bricklayers re
ceived 36 cents an hour. Employers
now want them to accept 30 cents, and
: the men insist on 32.
Providence lathers struck for this
scale: For laying lathe, 16 cents a
hunch for nail work: IS cents a bunch
for five-nail work, and $3 a day for ex
perienced men. and $2.50 for second
class workers. There are only 20 non
union lathers in Providence.
RIstersville, W. Va.. May 16.—This
last week has been one of unusual ac
tivity in all branches of business. Two
or three good strikes have been made
which helped to stimulate work in their
\icinity. and the maintaining of the
strike made by the Henry Oil Company
on the Steele farm across the river
opened up a practically new territory,
and already new locations have been
made and material being hauled on the
ground for erection of rigs.
Messrs. McGhie and Moore have se
cured the ground and let the contract
for the electric light plant. C. H.
Woods has been awarded the contract
and as soon as tools and material can
be placed ground will be broken for the
building. This company have stated
that they were going to build an elec
tric road out through the country to
Mannington. and it is their purpose to
make the plant here large enough to
generate enough electricity to propel the
The foundation is nearly completed
forourelegantschool building:, as Is also
that of W. L. Graham and the First Na
tional Bank building. Several new res
idences are going up in different parts
of town, and the finishing touches are
being put on as many more. Grading
has been commenced for the paving of
South Wells street, and altogether
everything and everybody in our town
is on the hustle.
Another grand affair to commence
next week is the City Band fair and fes
tival which will bo given in the Bijou
opera house, commencing Tuesday eve
ning. Our local merchants, secured
through the wholesalers with whom
they deal, some very handsome dona
tions which will be disposed of by the
boys, and which should bring a very
handsome return. Each night a stage
performance will he given by three pro
fessional theatrical people, with the as
sistance of home talent, which will
eclipse anything ever given by the boys.
New uniforms and instruments have
been recently purchased and they take
this means of paying for them. Surely
the coming week will be enjoyed by our
fun loving citizens, as it is a whole
week of pleasure.
James ‘Earnest went to Marietta to
spend Sunday.
J. A. Regan, of Wilson & Holliday,
and Frank Berry, of the Hardware
Supply Company, will spend Sunday in
Col. Robert McEldcwnev, of New Mar
tinsville. is in the city.
C. C. McCormick was in Wheeling
W. H. Burns, of the National Supply
Company, went to Wheeling this morn
Jeff Daniels, of Parkersburg, is in
the city visiting his sister. Nellie.
Dr. J. R. Stathers went to Wheeling
to spend Sunday with home folks.
Hon. Parry A. Shanor went to Wheel
ing to meet his wife and little son, who
are returning from an extended visit to
Greensburg. Pa.
Hoc ard L. Kerr, manager cf the Mc
Ghie & Moore Telephone Company! left
to-day for Pittsburg to further bis
plaits regarding the building of the elec
tric light plant in this city.
The remains cf Otis Campbell were
broufht to this day late last night, and
to-day were taken to Pittsburg, where
they will bo interred to-morrow.
Special to the Register.
Huntington. W. Va.. May 16.- Writ
ten notices vrrr posted at th? plant of
the Ensign Manufacturing Company
this evening to the effect that there
would be no more work until urther
orders. More than six bundled men
will be thrown out of employment. This
is due to the strike of'the carpenters in
the erecting department of the works
on last Thursday.
Interesting Events of the Week in
Athletic Fields.
The Inter-State League ot Base Ball
Clubs, and the Wheeling End of
It—Condition of the L. A. W. in
this State—Bowling Contesta-The
Gun Club Shoot—Other Matters
Wheeling lovers of base ball have
been given an opportunity during the
past v/eek 'to form opinions concerning
the strength or weakness of the club
which represents this city in the Inter
state League. It is not putting it too
strong to say that a resolution of ap
proval would receive the unanimous
endorsement of the ‘‘fans.” When it is
added that local patrons of the game are
somewhat fastidious concerning their
team, this declaration becomes more
significant. In hard hitting and clean,
snappy fieldiug. it is unquestionably the
strongest club which has ever represent- J
ed Wheeling in a base ball organiza
tion. Unfortunately there is one weak
spot. Tl^e pitchers are not up to the J
standard. In this department the team
is infenor to Manager Barrows’ aggre
gation of last summer. With Kane.
Conover and Brodie, the club would
win four games out of every five played.
Most of the work thus far has developed
upon Johnson and Baker, and neither
has done any remarkable work. They
must show up better. Garvey promises
well, and will be a tower of strength if
he continues in his present form. Bar
rett, McGarver and McGary. are not in
form. Whether they ever will be is a
matter for conjecture. They have cer
tainly had sufficient time to get in
The fielding and hitting which the
team has been doing will win a major
ity of games, even with bad pitching.
At least half the players have a batting
percentage of .400 or better, notwith
standing they claim to have been "roast
ed" by the official scorers away from
heme. Wagner’s work in the games here
has been phenomenal, and his record for
last season justifies the prediction that
he will keep it ”P- All the other play
ers are getting their eyes on the ball in
a manner which cannot but please the
"fans." The outfield is the fastest in
the league, beyond question. Nor is
there a stronger infield. The error
column does not always tell the true
story of a fielder’s work. The Wheel
ing players go after everything, and
put that quality of "ginger" into their
work, which is indispensable in win
ning games.
An analysis of the work of the re
spective clubs during the past two
weeks, shows that Wheeling is the
strongest team in the east, and Fort
Wayne in the west. The two clubs
named are the present leaders in the
race. As to which of the two is the
stronger, only the future will deter
mine. It begins to look like the battle,
for the next few weeks, at least, will
be between Fort Wayne and Wheeling.
The Western club has had tho advant
age in two respects. First, the Cleve
land players who were "farmed” got in
to shape while the team was at Hot
Springs; and second, the club has play
ed a larger number of games on its
home grounds. All things considered.
Wheeling has made a better showing
than any team in the Interstate.
At last the efforts n: Chief Consul
•C.H.Geiger to form a West Virginia di
vision of the League of American \\ heel
men are to be rewarded with success.
He has worked earnestly, and with a
commendable determination, often
without encouragement. The member
ship has taken a spurt his spring
through the lower part of the State,
and particularly in Parkersburg, where
and L. A. W .club has been organized.
th° only one in West Virginia, with
a membership of half a hundred, com
prising many of the most prominent,
citizens. It will not be longer than two
weeks until the new division is an as
sured fact. Interest in cycling matters is
on the increase, and the three local or
ganizations are swelling their member
ship weekly. The big road race next
month will be the stellar attraction of
the summer from all indications. On
Decoration Day and the Fourth ther<|
will he a number of races, for which
valuable prizes will be hung up.
The race in the South Side bowling
tournament is interesting for the start.
No club has a perfect record, and only
one.the Ap<gs. has lost all its games.
The Apegs will bear the same relation
to the other teams as the Press Club
has in several tournaments. It wtll
have a ••cinch” on tail-end honors from
the start, and will serve only to swell
the averages of thp other teams. The
Apegs have put up about the poorest
work ever witnessed by a club entered
in a local tournament. The Daisies are
at the head of the list with the Bloom
ers. The Richards have done remark
ably well, taking the high alley score
in one game. The Carroll Club is com
posed of excellent material and will not
long remain in its pre.-.ent position.
Summer bowling is a feature at. the
Mozart, and is as popular as winter
bowiing at the Musee.
The first tournament of the Wheeling
Gun Club will be given at the grounds J
on the island on Decoration, and will
attract some of the best shooters In this
section of th? country. The organiza
tion has a larger membership than any
club ever formed in this city, and the
weekly practice shoots are well attend
ed. There art no better marksmen than
the old members, and the new blood j
i3 showing up well. theiT being a mark
ed improvement during the past few 1
we ks in the work of several very prom
ising members. During the Decoration
Day tournament there will he a match J
race between the local club and the St. j
Marys. W. Va„ Gun Club, 25 birds per
Jerry Marshall and John Parry are to ■
fight at Sist rsvilD. Both these ra»n :
are clever, but the Sistersville s-.r.r.
would do well to look out for a fake. I
In a recent bout near Piasburg ati
least one of the man was accused in
the newspapers of throwing he battle, j
and no satisfactory explanation has yet
been made. Marshall does not stand
as well with the local sporting trater- |
ri*y as he did when he was in Wheel- ,
iag. To begin with. th-»re w.u a \v !!- i
defined suspicion that th-re was a ore- j
vious understanding between Marshal j
and Van Hcest that there was to he no ,
knockout on the occasion of th ir
fight before the MetropMtan Chib.
To say the least, the br»ffle jus
tified this suspicion. Then Marshall]
proved himself a rank quitter when
he went against Dixon.
There was n'ever a prettier race in
the National League than that which
is now being put up by the six or seven
leading teams. During the past week
it has been possible for the club in the
seventh place to advance to first in a
single day. Thin is the sort of ball
which draws crowds, and insures thq
perpetuity of the major organization.
Young Alfonso of Spain Will Celebrate III*
Tenth Birthday.
Madrid. May 16.—Despite the gloomy
outlook for the most beautiful of his
provinces, the lovely isle of Cuba the
young king's tenth binhelay will be cel
ebrated to-morrow with considerable
ceremony, and that sycophancy which
grows rank round royal robes will do
its utmost to manufacture a display of
affection from his subjects. King Al
fonso is the son of Alfonso XII.. and was
bern after the d ath of hi3 father. He
first saw' the light May 17. 1886. His
mother is Marie Christine of Austria,
under whose regency %he affairs of the
kingdom have been carried on. His
grandparents, Isabella II. and Francois
of Assise, are still living. Isabella is
the notorious woman whose intrigues
and amours brought the Spanish court
to the lowest ebb. At one time no
self-respecting woman would be seen at
'the palace. Most of Isabella’s" life is
now spent amid the gayest surround
ings of Parisian life. The aunt of the
baby king, who takes the title of Al
fonso XHI., is the Princess Eulalie, who
visited the World’s Fair at Chicago in
1893. and was the center of a great deal
o! attention from the American people.
His other aunts are Isabella and Maria
della Paz. Young Alfonso has two sis
ters, Maria d- las Mercedes and Maria
Theresa. His mother’s conduct has
been such as to restore the court to its
former decency, and her administration 1
of the regency has been marked with
considerable ability. These who hope
great things from the king rejoice that !
his education is in the hands of so ca
pable a mother. Alfcnso, like his prd
ecessors. wa? baptised in the Roman
Catholic faith, which is the dominant
religion cf the kingdom.
Great Interest Centers in the Next
Drawing Room.
The Duchess of Marlborough Will
be Presented by Lady Bland ford.
The Duke and Duchess Much ;
Sought After in Society—A Series
of Remarkable Trials.
(Copyright, 1896, Associated Press.)
Tx>ndon, May 16.—The continued
•warm, dry weather of the past week im
parted gaiety to the streets, the parks
were unusually full of people, and the
clubs like the Hurlingham and Rane
lagh, where polo playing is in full
swing, were largely patronized. The
terrace of the House of Commons is
again crowded at tea time by gayly
dressed ladies; but many of the smartest
set are still in the country and New
market this week has absorbed all the
racing set, including the Prince of
Great interest centres upon the next
drawing room, upon which occasion
Lady Blandford will present the young
Duchess of Marlborough (formerly
Conseulo Vanderbilt), and Lady Henry
Somerset will present her daughter-in
law, formerly Lady Catherine De Vere
Beauclerk. daughter of the Duke of St.
Albans. Many other notabilities will
be presented on the same day. The
Princess of Wales, it is expected, will
represent the queen.
Florists, dressmakers, etc., are loudly
complaining at the fact that the draw
ing room is to be held on a Monday, in
volving working the whole of Sunday.
Last year the queen altered the date of
a drawing room in order to obviate this
extra inconvenience and labor for those
called upon to furnish the finery and
other features of a drawing room.
The Duke and Duchess of York re
turned here from Copenhagen on
Thursday, and the Princpss of Wales
and her daughters arrived home from
the South of France yesterday evening.
The Duke and Duchess of Marlbor
ough have taken up their residence in
Audley Square, and were very much
sought after for the affairs of the
week. The duchess is being critically
inspected by society, which is much
struck by her simplicity and absence of
jewels at the opera, etc. One newspa
per said: “She is so young and simply
dressed that you scarcely notice her in
a crowd.”
Anoiner paper remai ns: nne is con
tented with a small town house on ac
count of her determination to some day
restore Marlborough House to the fam
ily,” the inference being that when the
queen dies the duchess will be able to
buy it.
A series of remarkable divorce, breach
of promise and other trials are occupy
ing the law courts. The chief Interest,
however, centres in the romance which
was unfolded before Justice Hawkins.
It was the case of ‘Briggs vs. the Kmir
of Hafiz,” an Arabian prince who has
paid several visits to America and who
has resided in princely style for years
at various Txmdon hotels. Briggs, who
is a lawyer, testified that he met the
Emir when the latter was a youth un
der the guardianship of Miss Burton, a
sister of the famous traveler. Accord
ing to a letter from Miss Burton Emir
Hafiz's father was a prince, the ruler i
of Mecca, and a thirty-third descendant
of the prophet. Hafiz claimed that his
family fortune amounted to £20.000.000.
of which he was entitled to one-quarter.
In 1SS8 Hafiz summoned Briggs to Ox
ford and informed him that his family
vas coming to England to invest the
fortune, which had been melted into ,
gold bars and packed in salt in order
that they might be carried more easily.
On the strength of this story Briggs
fe'nt money to Hafiz and afterward, on
various pleas and upon the Emir repre
f-ntine that it was necessary, sent
messenger's to Arabia to communicate
»viLh Hafiz's parents and to send ships
to thn coast to meet the treasure cara
van. Briggs also furnished other suras
cf money, amounting to £.'’...">00. The (
lawyer admitted writing a letter to Ha
fiz to the effect that the advances were
made out of ‘'love.” but he explained
that this letter was written at the dic
tation of the Emir, whom he described
as excitable.
Counsel for Hafiz said that the latter
lived on an income furnished by his
t: be and amoun ing to from E7.0C0 to
£1° COO yearly. He added that the
Brlgg.’family had for years lived with
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and a Bright Eye.
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but at the same time do not feel any
particular pain or distress in the stom
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digestion, an insidious form of Dyspep
sia which can only be cured by a rem
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make the digestive organs act naturally
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Hafiz, dominated him and hoped to
profit ultimately when Hafiz ruled over
Mecca. Hafiz, according to his counsel,
had given Mrs. Briggs sums of money
aggregating £(5,000. in addition to
clothes, jewelry, etc. Ultimately the
Rriggs family and Hafiz quarreled and
the suit to recover the money advanced
followffl. The trial lasted five days and
resulted yesterday, in a verdict for
Briggs, with costs.
The success of Mr. Pierre fLordlard at
Newmarket have heen exceptionally
well received. The Globe, which is usu
ally anti-American, says: "The popu
lar feature at Ne-vmarket was the run
ning of Mr*. Lorillard's horses. The
cherry and black hops have ever been
welcome to Englishmen since the days
of Iroquois and Parole." Some of the
minor papers, however, say that the
success of the American horses is due
to the English jockeys and intimate
that Mr. Lorillard’s entries were allow
ed to win occasionally.
The opera season opened with what is
claimed to be the largest subscription
ever known in the history of Italian
opera. All the prominent Americans
in town were present at the opening
performance. “Romeo and Juliet.' with
I)e Reske and Emma Eames in the lead
in roles.
On Thursday, Miss Marguerite Reid,
of Indianapolis, made a successful de
but in "11 Pagliacci." The Daily News,
commenting upon Miss Reid s first ap
pearance in London, says: "She has a
small, though sweet, voice, is a pretty
girl and acts with great affectedness
and charm."
Adelina Patti's concert was a great
success and the well known d;\a was
received with rapture.
Seymour Hicks threatens Yvette
Guilbert with a lawsuit unless she stops
singing the American song. “1 want yer.
Mahoney." to which Hicks claims all
It is reported that Mr. Perry Belmont
is here on'a mission in connection with
the silver question. He had a long
conference at the United States em
bassy yesterday ,and has interviewed
Lord St. Albridge. who has been prom
inent in the movement to-day.
Mrs. Calvin S. Brice and her two
daughters, and Mrs. Douglass Grant, of
New York, are the only Americans to
be presented at Monday s draw mg
room. , ,
The seasonaoi? y—
fnw weeks has had the effect of send
in^ all Ijondoners who are smitten with
the bicycle fever out of towrn for the
Sundays. One of the most popular ex
cursions for devotees of the wheel is the
famous old inn, known as the Star and
Garter, at Richmond. This resort has
always been a favorite descriptive
ground Cor novelists. Twenty years
ago the place was a great resort for
men about town, whose idea of enjoy
ment was to drive some friends from
London to Richmond, during the busy
season, in the smartest of all possible
traps The car tracks wliicji a few
rears’ ago were laid in this direction
seriously interfered with driving, but
of an afternoon one may see the bicycle
rider in all his glory. The managers
of the well known hotel have wisely
catered for this trade, and a long row
of rack? are provided where the bicycle
may be stored during the owner’s period
or refreshment within the inn.
Since Mrs. Langtry’s jewels were
stolen it has frequently been hinted that
her loss was merely an advertisement.
\ prominent detective at Scotland Yard,
discussing the matter with a represent
ative of the Associated Press, said.
“There is no doubt but what Mrs. Lang
trv’s jewels were taken to Holland and
have ere now been cut in such different
shapes that she would have difficulty
in identifying them. Scotland Yard has
employed'the most strenuous measures
to trace this theft, but so far all meth
ods have been unsuccessful. ’
An Ex-City Treasurer to Serve 10 Wars
anil l av »‘Jl 1.000.
Omaha. Neb.. May 18. -Henry Bolin,
px-city treasurer of Omaha, was to-da>
sentenced by Judge Baker to 19 years
ar hard labor in th» State penitentiary
and in addition to pay a fine of $211,000.
Bolin was for nearly four years city
•reasiirer. His speculations commenc
ed a few months after his election. His
shortage was discovered last July. He
was convicted on his s-cond trial last
week, the Jury having disagreed on the
first trial. Bolin is 55 years of age.
and 19 years practically amounts to
life sentence in his case. /
An Old Man Cat In Two by » Train at Sl»
Special to the Register.
Sistersville, \V. Va.. May 16,—Th»
father of G. L. Russell. aged T.>. who
used one crutch and a cane, while on hu
way home from town ami while pass
ing through the Ohio River yards, was
run over by a car and completely cut
in two. It seems that he did not know
Just which way the car was going, as
he was rnn over at the frogs of a
1 switch. Mr. Russell was living with his
1 son in the lower end of town, and was
! well thought of by all who knew him.
He was a devout member of the M. E.
Spain In Told She Should F.ght the I niter!
St. Petersburg. toa/ to.— 1 r<- u ’** -
mosti eaya'that Spain can count on Eng
land and France in the event of war
with the 1'nitfd Sta'tes. since by inter
fering with Cuba the United States en
ters their colonial spheres.
The Viedomosti also says that thi.- s
a good time for Spain to fight the
United States. She must spend mil
lions to conquer the insurgents and
would be belter to fight th? Inltei
State9 than the insurgents.
she Ask* Sympathy oil the Ornnnd That
the United States lla* Violated All Tres
t ie*.
■ Madrid. May 16.—It is stated that ths
Spanish government in a circular not«
to the powers rfgarding the attitude of
the United States toward Cuba, hat
taken the position that while Spain hM
scrupulously observed all treaties tht
United States has infringed all con
Millinery, new arrlral* this week of lote»t
Summer latrern Hate.
Sailor and Walklmj Hats. I»rs;e«l
We Have the Finest line in the
And a full line of JUVENILE
WHEELS, at prices beyond com
petion. It will pay you to call
and see them.
Kit her kind.
3c Each
i Register Office
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