Wednesday, April 9, 2014

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER HELENA, AND HER FATHER EUGENE ZIMMERMAN, ON A TRIP THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF MANCHESTER SOON TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST

Planning a Trip Through Western States and Will Spend Some Time in San Francisco.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 His Grace the Duke of 'Manchester, the Duchess of Manchester and Eugene Zimmerman, her father, rested quietly at the Holland House, had decided to rest after their lively experiences of yesterday under the protection of two of Captain McCluskey'g detectives. "We are passing the day quietly and resting." said the Duke at the hotel, where he was with Mr. Zimmerman in the middle of the afternoon. They had Juat finished luncheon and were unaccompanied by the Duchess, who, his Grace said, had gone out driving with a friend, whose Identity he declined to reveal. "I may go out for an hour or so to-day, but we shall stop at home this evening," he said. "My wife and I expect to remain in the United States until March — that is, if Mr. Zimmerman will put up with us until then," he added, laughingly. Mr. Zimmerman, who was Landing near, smiled encouragingly. "Our present plan." continued the Duke, "Is to leave here on Wednesday next with Mr. Zimmerman in his private car and go to Cincinnati. We shall probably remain there a week and then go South, visiting Natchez. ».iiss.. where Mrs. Consuelo Yznapa, my grandmother, lives. Then we shall go West as far as the Pacific Coast. We will spend some time in San Francisco. The length of our stay there is uncertain, but we shall return Kas>t in time to make a few Visits before leaving for England In March." I asked Mr. Zimmerman If he could give me the wording of the letters sent to him containing threats of "egging" the Duke on his arrival, which he turned over to Captain McCluskey. who there upon detailed Detective Sergeants Vallely and Stripp to guard the Duke and his wife upon their arrival. "No, I remember scarcely anything about the wording," he replied. "I paid little attention to the communications, but, glancing through them hurriedly I gained the impression that It was the work of some crank, and so sent them down to Captain ilcCluskey. That Is all there is to it, and the incident is closed." "Yes, there is nothing more to be said on that subject," added the Duke. "It's all over." Captain McCluskey said: "Two letters, evidently from a crank, making vague threats of 'egging* the Duke and Duchess were the cause of my sending Detective Sergeants Vallely and Stripp to meet them on their arrival. Need for their services no longer exists, and they have been withdrawn from their attendance upon the Duke and his wife. Beyond this there Is nothing to say. I refuse most decidedly to make public the wording of the letters." Eugene Zimmerman, rather of the new Duchess of Manchester, is a prominent clubman of Cincinnati, a Mason, a member of the Loyal Legion and a member of the Episcopal church. Mr. Zimmerman is descended from old Knickerbocker stock. He is good-natured,kind man.