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^600,000 WILL CASE. • ,M.R's TgAGIC END.
Exciting Encounter 'between Two. Colts Problem oi . ^ Codicil Signed Sir John Baker Found Dead in ,His Chair by His. Housekeeper. During Exercise on Newmarket Heath. V Twenty-Five Years' A^o. Miss Marie Corelli Describes Their An extraordinary fight between. two racehorses Sir John Baker, Liberal M . P . for Portsmouth, died suddenly at his house there yesterday on Newmarket. Heath was reported yesterday. Charm and Wit.
The combatants were a yearling by Florizel II.—Wise Flower and a four-year-old colt by Collar— Freda. The encounter took place during exercise A codicil that was added a quarter of a. century hours on the heath. ago to a will "of 1864, and dealt ^ i t h the suin of_ It was the yearling colt who was the aggressor. =€600,000, was challenged yesterday in the Probate The American woman was never quite like other After getting rid of his rider he savagely attacked Cou.rt.' women. I ' h e same emotions, the same 'heart moved the four-year-old, who was trotting alongside. In 1886 Mr. Alexander Ogilvie, partner in the her as moved their. mo,thcr Eve, but they moved The fight Jasted.quitft fifteen minutes, and-^the elder horse "came, off worst. The j^eariing caught firm of Brassey and Ogilviej, railway, contractors, her differently. She was absolutely original. him by the neckband, severely, mauled him. .Even died, leaving a widow and several children and Thus Miss Marie. Corelli explained the charm of the bandages on his knees were torn off. American women, replying to the toast of her health When the.animals, were parted the Freda coU grandchildren. H e had-;in 1864, when he was worth ^400,000, at a luncheon given to her by, the Society of, showed signs of the rough handling he had reAmerican Women in London; She also gave an' ceived, b u t ' t h e younger hoTse w a s v e r y .little the made a will by-which his wife.,Margaret was to succeed to his property^ with remainder to the amusing explanation .of the American man's worse for Ms encounter, "• ,, ' • Th^ latter is the property of Messrs., Clark and children. attitude to woman/ By 1885 his property, ,pa'rt of which consisted of Robinson, while Mr. Spencer Gollan, the New real estate near Saxmundham (Suffolk), had inAmerican women in. London were.,a recognised Zealand sportsman, owns the fo'ui-year-old. " I have had dealings with some funny horses," creased to such an e.xtent ^that he was a millionaire, leading force in the English social life of to-day, H e then added a codicil, leaving\£10,000 .legacies remarked Halsey, the well-known jockey, after the said Miss Corelli. There was no society function fight, " b u t never before have I seen a yearling to to his children, and the residue to.his wife for life,' with remainder to his. and her descendants. of any importance which was not' graced and en- equal this one." livened by the presence of some brilliant A m e n c u i i - X C I - U D E D , F R O M EJXTHA S H A R K women. But m the_ nieantime, one of his .daughters had T H E ASTOR DIVORCE. m i d e a marriage of which he and Mrs. Ogilvie did And if they stopped to consider our peerage— not approve.-_ - • •." • ,. which seeihed so unhappily used jusfiiow—they H e accordingly excluded this daughter, a Mrs. might perhaps be pardoned, for quoting Scriplme Brown, and her children from a sliare in the extra " Like the Jfiaven which the woman look anH hid «i6(>00,000, saying that they were sufficiently, provuled for b y the 18fii will.- • - ' -. " ..^ .--. •' • in three .measures, of meal, until the whole was Mr. Duke, K . C ^ explained how. the codicil came. leavened." (Laughter.) , . _ ' to be before .the Court, Odr golden youth lost no time in falling prostrite When Mrs. Ogilvie died recently there was .some at the feet of every American heiress; But thej opposition to her -will, which had to'.be proved in might, be given tlie credit sometimes of-falling solemn form. She had left,' oyer ^300,000 to victims first lo the charm ol her American ]jeichirities; ' ' , ' : . • . • • ' '.• sonality, without her dollars. It then became apparent to her sons Stuart and iBOltJS, F U O J I MlCi F O A M . ' Monteith that doubt was Cast on their father's codicil. " • • . For her charm was always there. It varied acThey therefore took steps to have the matter ,,cording to conditions aiKLsurroundingSj but it was settled beyond'all doubt,, and instituted the action never entirelj; absent. The American Woman was before the Court, asking probate. ,.' , ; never quite like other, women., ' According to the procedure of the Probate Court, She was not the daughter of an ancient kingdom, a sister of theirs, wife of Mr. Massie, M . P . , was a rich in historic associations, which felt the heel of formal defendant, and other defendants in a like Mrs. John Jacob Astor, wife of tlie American milthe" Roman conqueior before the Christian e r a ; lionaire, has been granted an interlocutory decree of position were the executors of a dead brother. she was, so to -speak, suddenly and- miraculously divorce !n tlie Supreme Court in New York. The ' T h e real defendants, however, were the five chilborn like Venus from the. foam of the seaf always picture shows Mr. and Mrs. Astor.—<J}aily Mirror dren of the daughter, Mrs. Brown. fascinating and always deeply interesting. photograph.) • Miss' Corelli said she had met a great many UNDUE I N F t U E N C B ALLRGED, America^ women—air sorts and conditions of them They alleged that the codicil was not duly exe—but she had never yet come'across a dull one. DEFINING A GENTLEMAN. cuted, that their grandfather was of unsound mind There was a certain witty person who had said that dulness was the one unpardonable crime. So S i x p e n n y C i g a r s a n d t h e B e s t C i g a r e t t e s in 1885, and-that he vvas unduly influenced by their grandmother, a n d b y a. Mr. W . P.-Sutherfar as her own. experience went,, it was a crime of land, who had been his confidential secretary. Figure in C r e d i t o r ' s Description. which no American .woman was guilty. The Mrs. Ogilvie, continued M r . ' D u k e , had been a American womtui shone and scintillated like a diamond, where many women of other nations, beautiOn asking a creditor what he knew about his most devoted wife, and her husband had been de• \ ful jewels Jn their way, sometimes forgot to shine. debtor,- the Deputy Judge at Westminster County voted to her. ' During the last few years of his life he had spent • President Taft; according to a. recent newspaper Co'urf yesterday received'the r e p l y : I only know his leisure tinie at Sizewell House, Saxmundham; report, said: " I find whenever I differ from my he is a gentleman. wife and go my own course I have to cortie back ' Is t h a t a l l you kno\v • about him?—He smokes and Had a town house in Fitzroy-square. . H e was then chiefly engaged oh the management and admit she was right from, the^beginning." sixpenny cigars and the best cigarettes. Is that all?—And he had goods from me, and of his extensive property. At his house of business T h a t testimony of a.clever man to the-abilityand he had offices on the first floor, while his'partner,does not pay me. discernment of his, wife shoidd. surely be a greater The debtor was committed for seven days, the then Thomas Brassey, occupied the ground floor. triumph'to womanhood than gaining the suffrage H e was perfectly capable of transacting business till warrant being suspended. would be. theitime of his death. •rilK ONr,Y ONK. Mr, Sutherland had devoted a lifetime of valuable :service to his interests. It was perfectly reasonable TWICE VISITED BY BURGLARS. Of course, all men were not so gallant, or should •therefore, that this gentleman, now dead, should she say so iruthful, as President Taft, but American men were always courteous to women. F u r t h e r C h a r g e i n C a s e of A t t a c k o n a receive a legacy of ^820,000. The hearing was adjourned. That was a very agreeable and.very becoming Witnbledon Jeweller. way-, and. she.was told on good authority that it dated from Mayflower period. PROMENAnE SHOTS. They would doubtless remember that it was said . Three men, .named Arthur Johnson, Walter there was only one woman aboard that celebrated Clutterbuck, and Henry Bowyer, were again remanded at Wimbleyon yesterday, on suspicion, with D o u g l a s V i s i t o r R e m a n d e d o n a- C h a r g e of vessel, • Naturally she was the darling of the pilgrims, burglariously entering the hpuse of Mr. A. E . V; . 1 Firing, a t C o t i s t a b l e . . who all vied with one another in being sweet and Shirley, a Merton-road jeweller, .on October 25, kind to her. The result was their descendants had and stealing property worth ^£70. On-a charge of shpo.ting a constable with intent A further charge was brought against Johnson been courteous women ever since, and the woman and Clutterbuck,of brsiaking into the premises on to murder him and with attempting to murder a had been <;harming. • ". . October 31, stealing articles worth. ^ 7 0 , and in- second consta.ble, Alfred Anderson .was .renjanded If the story was not true, it ought to be, •yesterday at Douglas, Isle of Man. , . , " "•.' flicting bodily harm on Mr. Shirley. Referring to--fifarvard House, at Stratford, she It was alleged that Anderson threw a dog over the said it was an'idea that emanated from her own a A police.inspector stated that he.discovered that seawall;"itnd on being asked'by a constable'-to go skylight had been forced. In the back roorn of heart. the ground floor he found a bag which had given to the station drew a revolver and fired three times. She had seen Americans in Stratford wandering the clue to the discovery of the prisoners. I t conAnderson, who was'given an excellent-character, aboitt like the doVe from Noah's Ark with no spot tained, in addition to several documents,-the jemmy denied touching the-dog, and alleged that the revolver went off accidentally. • ..,..:• to rest their foot upon, and she thought Harvard produced. House was a littleyhaven which they might value, ..some day. ' ' ,• .
BROTHERS V. SISTER.
REAL KULEIl OF U.S.A.
morning, ^ He had for some time resided at Hove, Brighton, but'Went to Portsmouth on Monday to attend the mayoral election as senior alderman, and, after dining with a friend, spent the night at his residence; North .End House. Sir-John ro.se yesterday morning, apparently in his usual health, and after breakfas^t sat in a chair reading the morning papers prior to', attending the town council meeting. Shortly afterwards his housekeeper, entering the room, was struck, by his peculiar attitude—it seemed as if,lie had had a seizure. Finding him' limp and unconscious, she hastily summoned a doct&r,.who, on; his arrival,..discovered that life w'as extinct.. The caiise ot. death .wa? probably heart failure, ; •.','•••• Sir John Baker, who was in ,his eighty-second year, • was closely associated with- Portsmouth all his life. . H e was returned as second Liberal •member for the town at the general election in 1906, and had previously represented the con* stituency • from 1892 to 1900. Twice Mayor of Portsmouth, he was ,for twentynine years chairman of the local school board. H e received. his-knighthood in 1895, In business he was a -v^oolleri manufacturer,, his mills employing a large number of hands. Although Sir John had intimated his intention hot to seek,re-election, no Liberal candidate has yet bee,h selected in liis stead. ' • • The other candidates are Mr.. Bertram Falle (Unionist) '-Bni Alderman Sanders. (Labour). The latter i^as a candidate at the general election, being beaten by. over 2,000 votes by Sir John Baker and Sii T , A, (then Mr.) Bramsden. At the last election the results of the polling m the'' constituency, which returns two members, were i — • ." •• • - T. A, Eramsden (Lib.) 10,500 • Sir y. Baker (Lib.) ' 10,33ft W, Sanders (Lab.). i 8,172 Major E..H..Hills (C.) 7,970 A. .^W. Whitelaw ( O •.....; -. 7,752 F. T. Jaae (Independent) .: 1,859 (Photograph on page 7.) Sir Thomas Bramsdon, M . P , , the senior member for Portsmouth, is still lying seriously ill at»hia residence with an acute attack of neuritis, which has deprived him of the use of his right a r m * H e is slowly improving. \ AMERICAN WIDOW ON E N G L I S H M E N .
Mrs. William Hayes Chapman, known as llie tenmillion-doliar-widow,' wIiOj on arriving in New York from Europe, gave her views on the Englishman as a lover. ' I n the course of her remarks, which were published in TKz Daily Mirror, she stated that '' Everyone knows that an Englishman would rather shoot a woman than caress her,'" and that she did not therefore desire an English husband. It is stated that she will shortly wed a distinguished Russian general.—(ZJ^i/j- Mirror photograph.)
, WHAT IS AN AMERICAN
OPENING MEET OF THE QUORN FOXHOUNDS.
BOMBS BY POST.
Public P r o s e c u t o r T a k e s U p C a s e A g a i n s t W e l l - K n o w n Swedish Scientist. What is known as the " b o m b s by p o s t " case came on again in the Extradition-Court at Bowstreet yesterday. •, • . Dr. Martin .E&enberg, the well-known Swedish scientist, was remanded for a further week on- a charge of being concerned in attempted murder in Sweden. The case, it is understood, arises out o£ a man-being injured in> Sweden upon opening, a parcel he had received by [jost. . . . -. - .Sir Albert de Rntzgn said the.case was looked upon as one of great importance, and tlie Public Prosecutor h a d n o w been instructed to prosecute..CERMAN PRINCE BETROTHED. .
C o u n s e r s Query Leads t o Amusing Demonstration in Court, . SOme_ amusing evidence—of a.practical kind-p concerning Am.ericanhats was giveii yesterday at London Sessions, when Herbert Grimshaw, jockey, and Joseph' Higgins butcher, were further remanded, charged .with .stealing ^40,000 worth • of jewels from. Frederick Goldschmidt at the Caf^ Monico. ."The tall man wore an American h a t , " said Arthur Batty, a Monico attendant, giving evidence, and he proceeded, in answer to colmsel, to demonstrate'what such a Hat was. Being handed a soft Alpine hat belonging, to a reporter .in court, .he relentlessly commenced to s m a s h t h e crown m into a plateau, and to puU out the brim._ " T h a t . i s an American h a t , " he announced after a' few moments' work, and when the reporter received, his hat-he endeavoured to restore it to its original curves amid great hilarity. CREW OF TWELVE RESCUEp.
BERLIN, Tuesday.—The engagement is announced of Duke Johann Albreciht of MecklenburgSphwerin, ,'the Regent of. Brunswick, and Princess Elizabeth Stolberg-Rossla.—Renter. , MENELIK STILL IMPROVING.
The steamer Gardeniaj built at Glasgow for a Havre, firm, has foundered off the Frencli coast, her crew of twelve being rescued by the tug Samson,
Grand s p o r t i n s w e a t h e r favoured t h e opening meet of t h e famous Quorn foxhounds a t KIrby GatOi LeiceatOrehire. The picture shows Mrs. Forester, wrife of t h e .Master, in conversation 'with a member of t h e hunt. The portrait Is of Captain F. Forester, M,F,H.~(" Daily Mirror " photographs.)
R O M E , Tuesday.—Another semi-official telegram received here from Addis Abeba says that the improvement in the health of the Emperor Menelik continues.^Renter.
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