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In Part Twenty-six of "PICTUEISQUE CALIFORNIA" , -i \ VOLUME LXXVI.-NO. 91. JAPS IN RETREAT. Two; Battles Gained by ; ; the Chinese. GENERAL YEH THE VICTOR.! Men 6f the Mikado Could Not >;Uv Stand Before Him. RIJSShV HAS SHOWN HER HAND. | '•■ Oi Pressure in the Pamirs, to Which j /■-.Mv-i China Would Not Yield a ...>.;.; Single Inch. ;:.:■; -Shanghai, Aug. 20.— The native pre«s : ;■ has received confirmation of the reported' .-1 : between t!ie Chinese and Japanese .[■ troqps .'A\rgust 13. According to these re . jiott^.&jpd i Chiuese troops of all arms at : tacked : the Japanese forces detailed to • .puariaUie Ping ,\an« passes in Norlhwest . ■JvoTeaa'd eventually succeeded in driving y.tne Japanese, from their positions. It is | ; ailiied: that a largu number of Koreans I • : - flotkeii. to the Chinese standard begging j for arms and asking permission to form .the. advance guard of the Cninese forces inevirig against the Japauese. '=; ;:" tV-i '^.ugusi 14, still according to reports •■; rfeGeiyed. by the native press, the Chinese •. iwere re-en forced by 400G troops from Vi j : Chd.^and the day following they attacked j , the Japanese lines at Chung Ho and the ■ ; .Japanese retreated. '■;:':i-. 'Angnst^l6, the Chinese army was, tho : '= : ;re©6rt.Bays, further re-enforced by 13,000 :: ■• tirpbp.s, and on August 17 attacked the KOREAN TROOPS ON THE MARCH. Japanese, who are said to bare lost 4,000 men and heavy baggage. The Chinese on August 18, advanced to Huang-Chow, and passing too near tbe I 'i'a tun .River, thirteen Japanese warships or/ard fire upon them, inflicting toe loss of teveral hundred men. At ebb-tide, on the same day, three Japanese warships I found themselves grounded and were j a'terward severely damaged by the fire j of Chinese artillery handled from am- I bush. The bulk of the Japanese forces, J it is further asserted, retreated southward, ; pursued by the Chinese cavalry until j night stopped the latter's advance. General Yeh, the Chinese commander, made a detour and attacked the Japanese in the rear, comple'ely routing them and i capturing Huang-Chow. The general news received here does not i confirm these reports of tbe native i»ress. j London, Aug. 30.— A dispatch to the Standard from Berlin says: According t<> , the latest communications from the East j tlie Korean King is under the protection of j 'the Chinese General Yeh. Competent I •; Judges-do not believe the Kins declared ; bfrriseif; independent of Ciiina. The: '• Japanese Government, it is re . ported, bought recently through an agent ln : Vienna -200.000 needle guns of an old model and succeeded in getting them .shipped to Atnstprdam. .It is said Russia, profiting by the! . Korean difficult}-, has put pressure to I China to compel her to make concessions ' in the Pamirs. China, however, refuses to yield ah inch of territory. ; ... REACHED HIS POST. Carpenter Takes Command of the /' ... Asiatic Squadron. : -.'" . Washington. Aug. 29.— A dispatch was received at the Navy Department to- j day from Commodore Carpenter at Naga- • Faki, Japan, announcing his arrival at that j port. He has just taken command of the I .'Asiatic .squadron, and sailed on the Mo . pocacy from Nagasaki to Chemulpo to J<>in the Baltimore, which will be his flag 6'hlp. CHINESE OPINION. T!ie News of the Victory Discredited •;''*•■ in Chinatown. ; ..There was a subdued air of rejoicing last •vening in the office of the War Kee, the leading Chinese newspaper of the chop stick district. Editor-in-Chief Jee Chong Tone sat in his office at 803 Washington street and sported a smile upon his yellow countenance that vras charming to all vis itors, and pleasing in particular to the hiempers of his 6taff, for it revealed the fact that Tone, who is usually austere and severe, was in a genial mood. •.. ■"] He also had his favorite "whanzaree," . or Chinese flute, by his side, and between '• -paragraphs iv his writing moments he ; '.j would pause to send forth a weird, wild p.ean that rang through the office like the ; .waiiiif a departed spirit that had lost its • beatings and was hailing someone who .•could put It in the right path. :..'. Taken in conjunction with Editor Tone's \ smile, though, one could not consider it as depressive. Tone himself did not. He • was en joying tue occasion -because the pdft't'from the seat of war was of a nature • .favorable to the forces of ths Emperor of . the.Eleivery Kingdom. : Yet Tone aid not believe the news, and •that is- the- reason the rejoicing was sub ■dued.. was cheerful because the tenor of tue dispatches was not of ih» same : kind as. have been received of late in : whichi-the Japs nave had the credit of :.■'%• hipping the Chinese in a disgraceful ' icanrier. ' , "We will say nothing editorially about .' this victory," said Tone, who, by the way, °-6'[>eaks -excellent English, as he toyed with .the whan&aree arid threw the beam of his siiiile upon a Call reporter, "because 7we do not believe it. Ie is like all the other dispatches which hare come here The Morning Call. since the war began— wholly unreliable." "You do not believe thnt the Chinese have won the victories claimed, then?" was asked. "Xo. We have no faith in the dis patches. All along they have been wrong. We know that China will win. How can | it help?" Thou Tone stopped the interview long enough to reel oQ a few bars of a Chinese ! national air on the whanguree. "Tiiiii is the feeling all through Cblna | to\vn, : ' continued Editor Tone after he had recovered his breath. "Xo one oe lieves the news. We hope it is true, but we can't tell. Oh, yes! Cliina will win. It is like the big man who whips a small boy when he is bad. Japan will get a good whipping." Again did Editor Tone take to his ! whangaree, and cause it to emit a series I of shrieks that were sharp enough to cut a ■ bar of railroad iron, after wnich. under itie | influence of the enthusiasm which it aroused, he dnshfld off a page or two of copy for the diminutive yellow-skinned devil who whs waiting. "It is not an editorial," he said apolo getically, "we say nothing editorially. Our people do not believe the news. But i we will whip the Japs, we will whip them." and as the reporter left the build ing seemed to rock on its foundation un der the influence of the wild flood of dis cord which Editor Tone extracted from the whangaree to emphasize bis opinion of the final outcome of the struggle that is in ! progress in the far-off Orient. POACHEKS IN BERING. It Is Assumed That All Have Had a Profitable Season. Washington, Aug. 29.— Letters were received to-day at the Treasury Depart ment from Assistant Secretary Ilamlin ana Captain Hooper of the Rush. The letter?, which are dated at St. Paul Island, August 8, stated that the Assistant Sec retary, who has been en a tour of inspec tion to the Pribyloff Islands, expected to reach Port Townsend on the stb of Sep tember and Washington about ten days later. Captain Hooper, in bis letter, says the I Nortn Americ-n Commercial Company has already taken about 16,000 seais, and it is the expectation that 3000 additional will be taken Defore the season closes. j This would indicate that authority has j been given the company to take the maxi i mum (20,000) number of skins condition i ally granted by the Secretary before the j season opened. Hooper also says there I are many poachers in Bering Sea all I armed with spears, and it is assumed that they bare !iad a profitable season, as tbe weather has been favorable. Reports from the Yukon River show | that a great mining boom is in progress in i that region. The sum of 8150,000 in gold I nuggets is now at Lnalaska awaiting ship j ment to San Francisco. Miners in large I numbers are going into the country from i Sitka and Southern Alaska. REFORM FOR SPOILS. Opposed Bitterly by Theodore Roosevelt. Still He Says the Commission Is on a Better Footing Than Ever Before. Washington-, Aug. 29.— Civil Serrlce Commissioner liooserelt to-day in an inter view on civil service matters laid that the committee was now on a far better footing than ever before for efficient work. This was due to tbe fact that tbe commission, under legislation, pushed by Senators Lodge and Cockrell, hereafter would have its own force of clerks, instead of being dependent on clerks detailed to do it by the several Government departments. The Civil sjerrlce Commissioner de nounced the Bynum bill for the reinstate ment of Democratic mail clerks dismissed prior to the classification of the railway mail service under the civil service system in 1889 as a thoroughly ricipus partisan measure, saying : ' "If it should become a law It would be a precedent for the enactment of similar measures whenerer a cbange of adminis tration took place. It is Introduced purely in the interest of the spoilsmonger. and is a thoroughly vicious bill in every way." Mr. Roosevelt thnn calls at'ention to tbe decision of tbe Attorney-Grneral, which permits solicitation for political purposes by letter in Government buitdinsr«, and says the commission will request the pas sage of a law to prohibit such solicitation, I holding that solicitation for political pur poses is illegal whether done by letter or in person. ORDERED TO BLUEFIELDS. ! Two Ships From Ihe British North American . Squadron. Montreal. Aug. 29.— A Quebec special says the British warships Magicienno and Canada, of the British North American squadron, now in the river St. Lawrence, have been ordered to Bluefield*, Nica ragua. They steamed out of Quebec har bor to-day. Nkw York, Aug. 29.— A special to the World from Colon dated August 29 says: A strange schooner has been seen off Bocas del Toro and several prominent Nicaraguan refugees have simultaneously disappeared, giving rise to ihe report thet another movement against Zelaya will begin at Mosquito. A special from Bluefields says the Nica raguans hare stopped the flight ol ref ugees from the Mosquito reservation, and clearances are reiused to foreign craft en gaged in tbe coast trade with tbe Indians. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1894. BEAT THE DUTCH. Routed by the Rajah of Lembok. LED THEM INTO A TRAP. Where They Were Attacked in Front and Rear. SAVAGES WHO COULD FIQHT. Drove Back the Hollanders to the Capital of the Island With Heavy Loss. The Hague, Aug. 29. — The Official Journal to-day publishes a dispatch show ing that the disaster to the Dutch forces or pr;iting against the Rajah of the island of Lembok, near Java, were much more serious than at first supposed. The dis patch says that General Vetter, the cum mander of the expedition, was surprised at 11 o'clock at night near the Tjakara Xe gara. The firing was continuous uutil morning, and the Dutch in this engage ment lost fourteen killed and fifty-five wounded. As the w:iter supply of the column failed aud foraging was impossi ble, the Dutch troops were compelled to retreat toward Mataram, the capital of the island. During the retreat the Dutch loM heavily, being continually harassed by the natives and at one portion of the route they found that barriers bad been raised. The obstructions were sn stoutly defended by the native warriors that the troops were unable to force a passage, and were consequently compelled to make a long de tour in order to avoid tte blockaded route, and in so doing they lost more men. The Dutch succeeded in reaching Ampenan on August 27, with a total of casualties far in excess of the number first reported. The killed numbered four officers and fi:ty three men; there weie twelve officers and 154 men wounded, and six officers and 14S m«n missing. It now appears that two other columns of Du'.ch troops operating upon the same island have sustained heavy losses and en dured much suffering. These are the columns commanded by Colonels Van Pabst and Bylovelt. Later advices from Lembnk say tbe at tacks upon the different columns of Dutch troops were the result of a preconcerted plan on the part of tbe leading native chiefs in Balinez. Colonel Van Pabat's column, after seeing tbe promises of tbe cbjets executed, was returning to the Tjakara when it was attacked while ford iDg tbe river Babak by the Balinez, whose hostility was unexpected. The column only succeeded in regaining tbe road to Tjakara after sharp fighting and heavy loss. After an liaftusing retreat tbe Van l'abst column was approaching Tjakara without seeing any further signs of the enemy, when suddenly from the walls of the place, from erery loophole and every point of rantage, a hailstorm of bullets were poured into tbe column of Dutch troops. Tbe latter was completely taken by surprise and began to falter. To make matters worse tbe Balinez bad no sooner opened fire upon the bead of the column than its rear was also exposed to a terrible rifle, fire. Thus tbe adrance and retreat of the column were alike cut off and made impossible. The Dutch troops were completely caught in a rat-trap am bush, and had it not been that the night fall came to their assistance there is little d'.ubt but tbe entire detachment would have been massacred. As it was, under corer of darkness the exhausted soldiers, many of them badly wounded, succeeded in reaching Ampenan. The Balinez cap tured a quantity of arms, ammunition and provisions in these engagement*, and also captured the guns and effects of General Vau Pun's force, they having been aban doned in order to save the wounded. News of the lo*s sustained by the Dutch forces has caused gr«at excitement throughout Holland, and it is believed when the losses of Van Pabst and Bylo relt's columns are added to those sus tained by the Vetter columns the loss in killed, wounded and missing will be orer 500. It is admitted, eren in military circlet, that the almost simultaneous defeat of the three columns of troops is the most severe reverse wnich the Dutch army has sus tained at the hands of savaee troops in all its wars ever fought. The people are clamoring for the latest news from Loin bok, and the Government is urged to promptly dispatch tbe strongest re-enforce ments possible to the island. The Governor-General of the Dutch Indies has summoned a council of tbe naval and military commanders, who are determining upon the decisive measures to be taken in order to wipe out the de feats of the Dutch troops. Five steamers carrying troops and field guns leave Batarta, Jara, for Lembnk to morrow, and erery effort will be made to retrieve the disaster to tbe Dutch army. Amsterdam. Aug. 29.— The Dutch loss in the engagement near Mataram, capital of the island of Lembok, it now appears included nine officers instead of thirty, as announced in the dispatch to the Niuewe Courant of 110 lerdam. The officers who lost their lives Included General Van Ham. The number of privates and non-commis sioned officers killed or missing is esti mated at 175 to 200. COMPLETELY WIPED OUT. The Lumber Town of Vesper Will Not Be Rebuilt. Marshfikld, Wis., Aug. 29.— The Port Edwards train arrived here to-day bring ing additional news of the burning of Ves per. The town is practically wiped out, entailing a loss of about $150,000, as fol lows: About 9.000,000 feet of lumber end the largo saw and pianine Bill belonging to the Sperry-Cameron Lumber Company, 17 dwellings, two box cars and the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road and tliree box cars of the Port Ed wards, Centtaliaand Northern road. Tbe stock, lumber and mills of the Sperry - Cameron Company is reporied fully insured. The fire has been burning in that vicinity for two weeks, but at no time did it appear threatening. The high wind drove it beyond control, and like a « niriwind itbrokn over the litile town with a fury which rendered all attempts to tave property useless. Seventeen families em ployed in the mills are homeless, and as the timber contiguous to tbe town is burned the place will never be rebuilt. LOOKS MOST SERIOUS. In Effect the President of Peru Is Now a Dictator. Washington, Aug. 29.— Official reDorts received at the State Department indicate quite a serious situation in Peru. It bas been found necessary to suspend several articles of the constitution, including the writ of habeas corpus, and the President of the republic is practically clothed with dictatorial power. That provision which allowed all persons to meet peacefully in public as in private is suspended, also that provision wbicb prevented sending a per son from the republic. The Peruvian Government has also increased the duty od all imports from 25 to 30 per cent. London, Aug. 29.— A dispatch to the Times from Lima says: The Government has received a telegram stating that a de tachment of insurgents in Southern Peru have been defeated near Mirave. It is also stated that the insurgent leader Pierot intends to leave Chile on Septem ber 12 with arms and ammunition for tbe Peruvian rebels. NEW Yokk, Aug. 30.— A special from Locuuibu, Peru, says: Yesterday the forces of Cospeuos were beaten and dis persed at Mirau^ by Colonel Guerra, after several charges, which they received fleeine through tbe pass of Tioampama. They are being pursued. CHEERED HIS DEATH. Abbe Bruneau Executed for His Crimes. He Prayed at the Last for the Pardon of God and Man. Lavali* France, Aug. 30.— Abbe Bru neau was executed at 5 o'clock this morn ing, lie was formerly vicar of the Church of Entrammes and was convicted at the Mayenne Assizes Court here on July 13 last of murder, robbery and arson. Bruneau was awake when the officers entered his cell t<> tell him it was time to prepare for tbe execution. When he was dressed the condemned man heard mass and received communion. He prayed for tbe pardon of Gol and man for any faults be might have committed, and also asked that the clergy might pardon him tor breaking his vows of chastity. He then in formed the attendants that he was ready. He showed creat coolness until he arrived at the foot of the scaffold, when his forti tude seemed to leave him. An enormous crowd was present, ana the people cheered when the criminal's •lead fell into the basket. iSruneau left a two-page letter in which he protested bis innocence of tbe crimes with which be was charged. The order for tbe ex: cut oil ,va« not received until last evening, and when it became known to the people it caused general rejoicing. A crowd began to gather at the scene of ; he execution as night fell, and 2000 per sons had assembled by midnight. Maitre Dominique, the prisoner's counsel, arrived at Lavall laic last evening. lie left the train at the station next to Lavall, as he feared he would be attacked by the popu lace, who had been greatly inceused be cause of his efforts to obtain Bruneau's pardon. As the night advanced the mob grew noisy, ami the police cleared the Place de Palais de Justice and the troops cordoned the streets In the vicinity. At 1 o'clock 3000 people were waiting in the neighborhood, and parsing the time it: tumultuous singing and yelling. They became to disorderly that the soldiers were obliged to drive them further away. All the windows overlooking the scene of the execution were lighted and crammed with spectators, who beguiled tbe time in drinking and laughing. The executioner and bis assistants began to erect the guil lotine at 2:15 o'clock. Tbe scene at that hour was one of riotous and brutal rejoic ing, which continued until the knife had fallen, when the nub numbered 8000. DR. O'MALLEY'S PAST. tie Was a Victim of the Morphine and Cocaine Habits. New Yokk, Aue. 29. — Dr. Andrew O'Malley, who killed his child by shooting it while it wa» in its crib at his residence «t San Antonio, Tex., yesterday, practiced his profession In the eastern (Jisirict of Brooklyn for some year* after he gradu ated in one of the colleges in this city, lie had a good practice and was quite suc cessful until he contracted the habit of using opium, morphine and cocaine. Two years ago Dr. O'Malley disappeared with his wife's sister. Mrs. O'Malley and her two little children were left destitute. Relatives and friends raised means to send Mrs. O'Malley and her children to Texas, where Mrs. O'Malley said her sister had cone with her husband to care for him, as be was ill. _ .'}:' TRIALS OF THE OREQON. Excellent Reports Have Been Sent to the Navy Department. Washington, Aug. 29.— Advices have been received at the Navy Department concerning the preliminary trial trip of the Oregon, which indicate that she will earn her builders a good premium. On four trips she made conti nnous runs of six hours each, and the engines wnre not stopped. It is expected the vessel will make sixteen kuots an hour. The contract requires a speed of fifteen knots. Tbe re port says she steers like a little boat, and that the final trials will develop not only pood speed, but a very easily managed ship. TEXAS REPUBLICANS. Likely There Will Be Fusion With the Populists. Dallas, Tex., Aug. 29.— The Republican convention has been unable to do anything n wine to the deadlock in all the commit tees. Two adjournments were taken be cause of this. Curry's forces claim they will control the convention after permanent organization, and that \V. Flanagan will be permanent chairman and John Grant chairman of the State committee. The chances of fusion with the Populists, as against the Democratic State ticket, seem to be slightly in favor of it. The convention nominated the following State ticket: W. K. Mnkeson, Governor: K. B. Renfrew, L.eutenanr-G .v«mor ; A. H. Colwell. Superintendent of Education- J. M. Hurley, Attorney-General, and C. A. Tomlinson, Controller. IN THE TOILS. Vanderbilt and His Millions. # CAUGHT BY A SIREN. His Wife Leaves Him in Anger. ENDURED A GREAT DEAL. But Nothing She Had Was Held Sacred. EVEN HER LIVERIES TAKEN To Please the Vanity of the Woman Who Had Fascinated Her Husband. A great many men have fallen before William X Vanderbilt came down with a moral crash, and a great many men will fall after he is gone. There is nothing so very remarkable in the going astray of one MRS. WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT. [From a photograph.] man, more or less. But William K. Yan derbilt has broken the record of the men of his latullv, the men of which have been noted for cold blood rather than the weak nesses common to the rest of humanity. It will astonish many people who will read of this terrible social scandal which has ! shocked two worlds that the woman in the case, Nettie Neustadter, is a native of the Pacific Coast, and a good portion of her life has been passed in San Francisco. The record of her rapid career in this city is a fitting prelude to the notoriety she has achieved by her connection with the grand son of Cornelius Vandarbilt SAME OLD STORY. The Troubles of the Vanderbilts Now Known to Everybody. New Yokk, Aug. 29.— The statement In a paper that Mrs. W. K. Vander bilt is about to bring separation proceed ings has not, it is alleged, created surprise in circles where the relations of the pair have been known. That they have not lived harmoniously for the last two yearn has been the gossip of fashionable circles for some time. The crisis in their affairs, according to Commercial Advertiser of to-day, was reached immediately after the running of the Grand Prix de Paris, June 17, of this year. "Mr. Vanderbilt," says this au thority, "won 40.000 franc* on the race, and almost immediately after receiving his winnings was introduced to a woman well known for her beauty and numerous fol lowing among the lights of swelldom. Thin person was Nettle Neustetter. She fascin ated the millionaire and as an evidence of his appreciation of her company he paid her the 40,000 francs so openly that sev eral friends saw the unusual occurrence and remonstrated with him. The story ! of how be fitted up a magnificent establish. j ment for her in Paris, and subse quently gave her a residence at Deanville, with servants and every luxury she de sired, is true. It shocked and surprised the American residents of Paris, but Mr. Vanderbilt was so open in his attention as to puzzle everybody. One of the most startling things ha did was to allow the servants of Nettie Neustelter to wear the same livery that was worn by Mrs. Van dei bill's servants. This was commented upon by those who saw her and her equipage in Paris and Deanville. The Vauderbilts have lived apart since early last spring. Mrs. Vanderbilt has spent the summer in England at an estate on the Thames, near London, which had been ranted for her, while Mr. Yanderbilt has spenl his time in Paris. It is alleged that when, some time ago, a tentative agree ment of separation was reached Mr. Yan derbilt agreed to settle upon his wife $10,000, 000. "When the news of the gift of 40,000 francs to Nellie Neustetter reacbed Mrs. Yanderbilt she immediately communi cated with her friends in America and set about to procure a divorce. Cornelius Yanderbilt went over to Paris hastily to patch in- matters, and the story is that lie met William X., his brother, with whom be has great influence, and, hearing bis story, secured from him a promise not to make the details of bis difference! with bis wife 1 üblic. "Cornelius Vanderbilt a'so saw Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and heard her story. He made every effort to bring about a reconciliation, but failed in everything except the stopping of divorce proceed ings. It was at this time that Mrs. Wil liam K. Vanderbilt began to suffer from nervous prostration. During this illness, it is understood generally, that she changed her mind about the courts, and was willing to do anything to avoid the publicity that must follow a suit for divorce. "Colou6l and Mrs. William Jay, both friends of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Van derbilt, then want over, and they are even now trying to effect a reconciliation and save the publicity of a scandal, but are not meeting with exceptional success. 1 have found that Mrs. Vanderbilt has made propositions to her husband to provide her and her children with an income and the use of their town house at Fifth ave nue and Fifty-second street and the Islip house. The marble mansion at Newport is hers and in her same; that William K. Vanderbilt gave her outright. "It is the general impression on this side of the water that Mrs. Vanderbilt will not seek a divorce, and I have heard Cornelius Vanderbilt has a promise from William K. that he will not attempt proceedings of that nature in bis own behalf. "Nellie Neustetter is one of the most notorious women of the upper class of her kind in Paris. She is acknowledged to be one of the handsomest women in Paris, and has been f->r some time one of the gayest of the gay set. Who introduced her to Mr. Vauderbilt I do not know exactly. I have heard, but that does not matter. "There has for sereral years been more or less talk in society here and at Newport concerning both William K. and Mrs.Van derbilt. He bas been fond of yachting and pleasure generally, and naturally would excite comment on account of. his great wealth ajid habit of traveling from place to place, sometimes with and often without Mrs. Vanderbilt. "Mrs. Vanderbilt Is fond of society, and is greatly admired by women as well as men. She found pleasure in entertain ing, and at times in travel. Gossip did not amount to auythins, however, nntil MRS. NETTIE NEUSTADTER. [From a photograph.] two years ago, when it was currently re ported at Newport that Mr. Yanderbilt bad decided to leave America and reside abroad and away from Mr?. Vanderbilt. At that time a friend of Mr. Vaoderbilt, in explaining his determination, said Mrs. Vanderbilt was too exacting and demanded too much of him, and tt#t be did not care to create a scandal if they could not agree. How the matter was patched up I cannot say. Colonel William Jay and Mrs. Jay are depended upon by tbe Vanderbilt family to make amicable arrangement!. BOOKS FOR ioc. AAA CHOICE SELECTIONS, BY Jl] I SCOTT, LYTTON, DICKENS, .ill I MAVNE HAWTHONE, TENNYSON UUU REID, CARLYLE, COOPER. ' SEE DUMAS, BLACK, BRADDON LARGE AD. And Other Popular Writers PRICE FIVE CENTS "The intimate friends of the Vauder bilts are looking for successful results ac cruing from the good offices of the Jays. I think eventually each will be brought to view the matter in th« proper light and agree to a reconciliation. Of course, it may be some time before this end is reached, but 1 think both even now wish they bad escaped the publicity earned thus far." Mrs. Vanderbilt was formerly a Miss Smith of Mobile. Her family was not wealthy as the Vanderbilt9 would consider wealth, but what the Smiths lacked in money they made up in aristocratic line age. One of Mrs. Vanderbilt's sisters married Fernandlno Yznaea, whose sister, then Viscountess Mandeville, is now Duchess of Manchester, for whom Consuelo, the eldest of Mrs. Vanderbiit'a children, is named. Another sister of Mrs. Vanderbilt mar ried the French Baron de Fontenelliar, and the lives of these two married sisters have been a source of some mortification to Mrs. Vanderbilt, for neither dwelt hap pily with her husband. Mrs. Yznaga, in fact, secured a divorce and subspquently married George Tiffany of Baltimore, and the Baroness has also applied for a separa tion from her husband. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Van derbilt went to Europe, and then came to New York to settle down. At the suc gestion of his father the young mau began to build the palatial residence at Fifth avenue ana Fifty-second street, which cost about $3,000,000. It is on the corner above the Vanderbilt twin brownstone mansions built by Wil liam H. A few years later he built the summer residence at Newport which cost 51,000,000, and which be nave to his wife. They spend a part of each season in Eu rope, however. If any lawyers on this side of the water have been consulted in reference to a divorce the facts have not been disclosed. Several prominent law firms with whom the Vacderbilts are known to have had deaHngs at some time or other will not affirm or deny that they had been con sulted by either Mr. or Mrs. Vanderbilt on the question of the trouble between them. Such is the case with the firm of Evarts, Choate & Beeraan ana Jay & Chandler. Albany, N. V., Aug. 29.— Joseph H. Choaie of New York, president of the constitutional convention, was asked to day if there was any truth in the report that he had been retained to prosecute the suit for divorce which it is alleged Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt will institute, lie re fused to either confirm or deny the state ment, saying, "I never tell my private affairs to the press." ISlihu Hoot denied that he had been retained by any of the Yanderbilts in the divorce proceedings. KNOWN IN THIS CITY. Nettie Neustadter Is a California Girl of Dubious Memory. Nettle Neustetter, or, to spell her name correctly, Nettie Neustadter, who is now figuring as the woman who has won the heart of \V. K. Vanderbilt and thereby stirred all society from dregs to surface, is well known here. She is a native of Eureka, Nev., was educated at Mills Seminary, Alaroeda County, resided for a number of years in this city, and has frequently figured in escapades that have won her notoriety both in the Old and New worlds. Tbe most part of her career apart from that in which she is now figuring is that pertaining to her residence in San Fran cisco, and the rapid set who have on many a glad occasion made merry in her com pany are now marveling at the wondrous good fortune that has overtaken her. For, according to the dispatches from thft East, Nettie is m the swim as tully as any one can be. She bas won the affections of a man whose wealth is estimated at about 8130,000,000, and he is not only lavishinc his money on her, but Is infatuated enough to wreck his home, blast the family name and make himself the talking-stock of all the world. The diniatrhes so far received on the subject say that Vanderbltt met Nettle at the race for the Grand Prix de Paris, and was evidently smitten from the start, for ou the same day ha made her a present of the 40,000 francs be won on the race. After this beset up a magnificent estab lishment for her ia Paris and likewise ?ave her a country residence, equipping her servants ia the livery of his own household. That Nettie will be able to erace such a career all wtjo know her will concede, and a little sketch of her record will bn con vincing that she is what is vulgarly known as a "thoroughbred." Sue was born 29 or 30 years ago at