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BLAST AT AMERICAN PRE8IDENT
IN OFFICIAL ORGAN.
TENSION GREATLY INCREA8ED
Diplomatic Relations Between Vene
zuela and United States 8tralned
Almost to Breaking Point Tiff Over
Opening of Tacoma's Mall Pouches.
Caracas, April 8. Oil tho day follow
ing Uio publication of tho diplomatic
correspondence regarding tho viola
tion of tho mall pouches of the Unit
ed States cruiser Taconiu, I'rcsldout
Castro's official organ, El Constltu
clonal, published an editorial accusing
lrosident Roosevelt of "searching for
slight incidents on which to crcato a
conflict with Venezuela," and of hav
ing a "premeditated plan." It says:
"Is it possible that Minister Hussoll
could have written his note to our
foreign oillco without having a pro
concelvod intontlon? To attribute to
a simple act, without responsibility to
tho poBtofTlco in La Ouayra, intentions
which do not oxlst, and to projudgo
tho act as serious for tho government
of tho United' States, is to have a pro
meditated plan which ought not to
originate, becauso It cannot, from tho
actual American minister in Caracas,
W. V. Russell.
"From whero then can originnto tho
jidea of searching for Blight Incidents
to create a conflict with Venozuela?
From tho chief of tills legation, who
la called the socrotary of stato, in
"Washington, and, who in turn, cannot
but bo under tho direct inQuenco of
Roosevelt's Real Ambitions.
Saying that it Is high timo for tho
American nations to know President
Roosevelt's real ambitions, whether
'that of a frloiul or dictator, tho edi
"If tho inspiration of Roosevelt,
president of the United States, against
tho traditions which composo tho
union of the American people among
themselves, has as a basis' tho abdica
tion of tho territorial sovereignty of
these people, or tho nullity of their
codes, Just bocauso of tho pretensions
of a few citizens who do not, and can-'
not, represent tho will of tho Amer
ican people, it is then high time that
this horrible truth bo known and that
tho pooplo of tho now world know
whether in tho government of tho
United StateB they havo a friend or a
"If the Jlrst, Venezuela is tho most
respectful of all to tho dictates of
honor and friendship; if tho second,
it should be known once for all that
Venezuela assumed tho paternity of
its sovereignty and at this late day it
lias not conceived tho crime of tho
traitor to forego it under any form or
Cau6es Sensation In Caracas.
A profound sensation has been
caused in Caiacas by this article, for
it is President Castro who speaks. Bo
tween tho lines it is easy to see that
the relations must now bo stralued
almost to tho breaking point.
Saying that it will be necessary to
conquer Venezuela if tho decisions of
its courtB aro not respected', tho ar
ticle closed as follows: "The ques
tion thus being placed on its true foot
ing, it Is not warships or cannon that
can bring an honorable solution be
fore the eyes of tho civilized' world,
before American traditions, ur even
before that codo so many times misin
terpreted, which is called the Monroo
doctrine. Tho dilemma resolves Itself
thus: Either the United States will
respect and support tho decisions of
the mixed international tribunals and
those of the tribunals of Venezuela,
or it will raise up once for all tho
Hag of conquest In America. Then It
will be that the people of the new
world will know who.t tho position is
that they will have to occupy In tho
present and in tho future."
Forecast of British Cabinet Changes.
London, April 8. Herbert H. As
cjulth, who has gono to DIarrltz to see
King Edward regarding the formation
of a new cabinet, will not return to
London until Saturday. Tho Chron
icle gives tho following forecast of
tho probablo changes In tho cabinet:
H. H. Asqulth, prime minister and
first lord of tho treasury; David Lloyd
George, chancellor of, tho exchequer;
Lord Tweedmouth, president of tho
council; Earl of Crowe, secretary of
state for tho colonies; Reginald Mc
Kenna, first lord of the admiralty;
Winston Spencer Churchill, president
of tho board of trade; Walter Runcl
man, president of board of education
SILVER8TEIN TELLS OF BOMB
Puts Lighted Cigarette In Wrong
Hole, Causing Explosion,
Now York, April 7. Tho bomb
which Sellg Silverstcln intended to
throw In Union square park a wcok
ago last Saturday, upon tbo dispersal
by tho police of a meeting of Now
York's unemployed, was made out of
a brnsa top from a bedstead. This
statement was made by Silverstcln to
an attendant at the hospital where
tho bomb thrower lies hovering be
tween life and death from tho effects
of tho missile's premature explosion.
"I" mado tho bomb from tho top of
a bodstead," Silverstcln is reported to
have said. "It was a round brass ball
and' hollow. I bought a quarter of a
pound of nails, broke them In half
and put them In the ball. I put nitro
glycerine on top of them and on top
of tho nltroglycerino I put Borne gun
powder. When I got to the park I
taw a policeman who had beaten mo.
I put a fuse in tho bomb and walked
over to tho fountain. I had lighted
a cigarette, which I had In my hand,
and I tried to touch off the use, but
in my excitement I put the cigarette
In tho wrong hole, causing tho explo
sion." SEVEN 8LAIN IN LISBON RI0T8
Election Night Proves One of Terror
as Result of Political Feeling.
Lisbon, April 7. Seven persons wore
shot to death and fifty others wound
ed by soldierB nfter tho voting in tho
elections in this city had ended. Tho
rioting was widespread and such was
the confusion during tho violent con
flict between the populace and tho mu
nicipal guard that tho guardsmen,
mistaking infantrymen who had been
called out for members of the mob,
fired' a volley Into their ranks, serious
ly wounding three of tho soldiers.
Tho night was one of terror for Lis
bon, which seemed suddenly allamo
with seething revolt. Bands of men
ran wildly through tho streets, brand
ishing weapons, while tho sharp crack
of rifles was heard in various sections
of tho city. Thousands of tho most
peaceable citizens fled to their homes
Just as they did on tho night after
the assassination of King Carlos and
tho crown prince.
ROYAL FAMILY TO TALK IT OVER
Abruzzl May Wed Miss Elklns With
Rome, April 7.Tho Duko of tho
Abruzzl will have another conference
with tho king today relative to arrang
ing a marrlago engagement with Miss
Kathcrlno Elklns. This timo tho con
ference will bo In the nature of a fam
ily council, at which there also will
be present tho Count of Turin and the
Duko of Aosta, cousins of tho king.
Judging from tho good humor shown
by tho Duke of tho Abruzzl towards
those who havo approached him re
garding tho possibility of his marriage
with Miss Elklns, )t would seem as
though things wero going as ho wishes
and that the king's consent will not
M'CREERY'S CONDITION SERIOUS
One Victim of Congressman Heflln's
Revolver May Die.
Washington, April 7. Thomas Mc
Creery, tho Now York horseman acci
dentally shot by Congressman J.
Thomas Heflln of Alabama a few days
ago, Is In a . serious condition. He
was operated' on for lockjaw as tho
only hope for saving his life. Mc
Creery was among tho bystanders
when Heflln, after an altercation with
a negro, named Lundy, on a Pennsyl
vania avenue car, threw his antagonist
off the car and flred at him twice
through a window. One of the bullets
hit Lundy in the neck and the other
found lodgment in McCrecry's leg.
Jury Secured In Land Frand Case.
Washington, April 7. The Jury In
the Hyde-DImond-Benson-Suyder land
fraud case, which Is being tried beforo
Justice Stafford in the criminal court,
was completed. Since the trial be
gun last Wednesday nearly two hun
dred talesmen have been put through
a severo test as to their qualifications
to servo on tho jury and the fact that
the twelve men will be under strict
surveillance for perhaps threo months,
prompted tho court to excuse a great
many on the ground that enforced ser
vice would result In financial loss or
other serious embarrassment to them.
Cleveland Wins Three-Cent Fare.
Cleveland, April 7. Announcement
was mado by representatives of the
city administration that in all proba
bility tho local street railway contro
versy will bo settled today and that
the rate of fare will bo 3 cents flat,
with an extra cent for a transfer. The
fight for a lower rate of fare than 5
cents has been waged by the city for
seven years. It was a campaign Issue
In four city elections.
Ames Frats Have New Shrine.
Boone, la., April 7. Lieutenant
Koppen of the German crew of the
Protos in tho automobile tour has sent
to Sigma Nu, Fraternity house at
Ames, a tiro from the machine which
was punctured In Utah. Tho Sigma
Nus entertained him while In Ames
and he promised a souvenir, which
now occupies a place of honor in tho
Fatalities in Tenement Crash.
London, April 7. Two old tenement
houses in Castle street, Oxford, col
lapsed. Up to noon eight dead bodies
had been taken from the ruins of the
Castle street tenements and it wbb be
lieved "hat several others are still
burled' in the debris. Twenty porsons
wero taken out alive, and none of
them Is seriously Injured.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
RATE HEARING APRIL 27
Classifications, Minimum Carloads and
Rules to Be Taken Up,
Lincoln, April 4. Tho stato railway
commission, having held a hearing
In responso to Representative P. A.
Cildwell'a request for consideration of
distanco tariff rates and having takon
that matter under advisement, Issued
notice that another hearing would bo
held at Lincoln, April 27 on classifica
tion of freight, minimum weight of
car lots, rules and regulations of rail
roads and proposed readjustments to
correct unjust and discriminatory
Any person or persons having ob
jections to the proposed' changes, or
any of them, aro requested to file ob
jections in writing with the commis
sion on or beforo tho 20th day of April.
Tho Western Union Telegraph com
pany has filed nn answer to the com
plaint of City Attorney Gadd of Brok
en Bow. The company explains that
tho telegraph office in that town,
which has been ordered closed at
night, is operated by the Burlington
road, and that under a contract tho
operator received and transmitted
commercial messages on behalf of the
telegraph company, but that tho In
habitants are not damaged by the
closing of the office at night and that
the telegraph company should not bo
required to maintain a night office,
because tho receipts would' not pay
The stato railway commission has
overruled tho motion of tho Burlington
road to strike out portions of com
plaints from Fairbury Arms. Tho com
plaints alleged that rates from east
ern cities and rates from Fairbury to
other points In Nebraska discriminate
In favor of Fremont, Beatrice and Lin
coln. CLAIRVOYANTS TO RETURN
Governor Hughes Honors Requisition
for Couple Wanted in South Omaha.
Albany, N. Y., April 6. Governor
Hughes honored a requisition for tho
return of Clarence Hester to South
Omaha, Neb., otherwlso known aa
Professor Landa and other names,
and Pearl Hester on a charge of ob
taining money by false pretenses.
They are under arrest In Buffalo.
According to tho papers submitted
to Governor Hughes, Mrs. Anna Offer
mann of South Omaha, consulted Mrs.
Hester, who advertised herself as a
clairvoyant, for the purpose of obtain
ing Information as to the possibility of
recovery of a sick child. Mrs. Hester,
It is allogetl, became very friendly
with Mrs. Offermann and informed"
her that there was about $30,000 con
cealed on Mrs. Offermann's farm and
by means of certain ceremonies and
with tho aid of her business associate,
Clarence Hester, this money could bo
locnted, provided $2,000 In cash was
Mrs. Offermann provided the money
and in return received a metallic box.
Hester told her, It Is alleged, not to
open It until the next day, when It
would enable her to discover the loca
tion of tho hidden treasure. Mean
while the Hesters left Nebraska. Tho
box contained scraps of paper and old
BODY FOUND IN LAKE
Identified as That of Omaha Man Who
Disappeared Jan. 27.
Omaha, April C Tho residents of
East Omaha aro all excitement over
tho discovery of the body of Carl Nel
son, tho East ' Omaha milkman who
mysteriously disappeared the night of
Jan. 27 last, floating face downward
and covered with mud and weeds in
tho middle of Cut-Off lake, opposlto
tho saloon of Jako Sauer, In whoso
place the dead man was last seen alive
the evening of his disappearance. Tho
body had been In the water sixty-eight
days, was badly decomposed, the feat
ures distorted, but was Identified by a
brother. Although Nelsen Is known
to have had between ?35 and $50 the
evening of his disappearance, no
money was found on tho body, and
relatives' and friends of the unfortu
nate man are voicing opinions of foul
Temperance Forces Hold Big Meeting.
Lincoln, April 6. Tho temperance
forces united in a monster demonstra
tion. The parade passed along O
street for two hours. Bands, floats,
delegations from Sunday schools and
civic organizations made up the lino
of march. Liquor men and tho Unit
ed Civic league havo joined In a battlo
loyal. Circulars have been forwarded,
arguments made and all sorts of cam
paign dodges havo been worked. To
morrow is tho date set for the special
Held for Impersonating Charity Sisters.
Lincoln, April 4. Accused of Imper
sonating Sisters of the Holy Cross,
Marie Everett of St. Louis and Jennlo
Paul of Omaha, were arrested by the
police. Tho women arrived In the
city Friday and began soliciting sub
scriptions to found an orphanage.
Father Shine of St. Theresa's pro
cathedral investigated the claims of
the two women and filed a complaint.
Nebraskans Will Go West April 25.
Lincoln, April 6. Governor Sheldon
announced that the review of the fleet
at Sau Francisco would take place
May 8 and the presentation on May
8. The governor's party will leave
April 25 for the west.
Nye-Schnelder Elevator Burns.
Lindsay, Neb., April C The Nye
Schnelder company's elevator, lumber
yard and coal shed3 were completely
destroyed by fire, sustaining a total
loss of their entire stock at this place
of about $50,000.
GHELUON'S VIEW8 ON CURRENCY
Nebraska Governor Believes Fowler
Bill Is Too Revolutionary.
Lincoln, April 3. Governor Shel
don, who has been in Washington for
a weok gave tho Associated Press a
statement of his vlows on currency
Tho governor believes tho Fowler
bill Is too revolutionary and smacks
of Popullstlc ideas, and ho does not
bellevo It will accomplish either the
purpose for which It was Intended by
its supporters or furnish tho relief
demanded for an elastic currency.
"What the country demands Is cur
rency legislation which will provide a
circulating medium which will not be
come concentrated in any one place, to
an extent which will cause a depres
sion over the entire country follow
ing a temporary stringency in any
particular section. Doubtless the Aid
rich bill will not become a law with
out some modification, but those who
have made a study of financial condi
tions and requirements believe it will
provide relief In times of trouble by
means of a temporary expansion of
paper currency based on stato, county
and municipal bonds."
Edward Royse, secretary of the
state banking board, and who recently
was seriously mentioned for comp
troller of the currency, is strongly op
posed to tho Fowler bill. He believes
it brings up new Issues for which the
country Is in nowise prepared.
TAFT GUEST OF OMAHA
Big Crowd Gathers at Auditorium to
Hear Presidential Candidate.
Omaha, April 7. Secretary of War
William H. Taft rounded out his visit
to Omaha by inspecting the fort,
where ho was greeted by fifteen guns.
Shortly before noon ho was received
by the committee of the Council Bluffs
Commercial 'ub and escorted to Iowa.
He will attenu the Council Bluffs Com
mercial club banquet at the Grand
hotel at 7:30 tonight.
The sixth annual dinner of the Mc
KInley club at tho Auditorium last
night will take its place among tho
biggest events of tho kind in the his
tory of the city. About 1,200 diners
partook of the banquet and there were
about six thousand' spectators in the
balcony and boxes. Secretary Taft
spoke on "McKinley, tho Pioneer of
EDMISTEN BACK IN LINCOLN
Indicted Man Is in Feeble Health and
Cannot Appear in Court.
Lincoln, April 4. J. H. Edmlsten,
indicted several months ago for al
leged land frauds, whose bail bond of
$10,000 was recently forfeited in the
federal court at Omaha, has returned
to his homo in Lincoln from Florida
in very feeble health. Ills physician
says his condition is critical; that ho
Is suffering from melancholia and
that he cannot predict the outcome.
The doctor says it is impossible for
Mr. Edmlsten to appear In court. Mr.
Edmlsten was formerly vice chairman
of the Populist national committee and
a leader of that party in Nebraska.
California Companies Barred.
Lincoln, April 7. Insurance Auditor
Pierce decided to notify agents of
companies organized under the laws
of California that they must cease do
ing business in Nebraska. This ac
tion followed a refusal of Commis
sioner Wolf of California to admit
Nebraska companies. The action of
Insurance Auditor Pierce nffects the
Fireman's Fund of San Francisco, the
Home Firo and Marine of San Fran
cisco and the Pacific Mutual of Los
Telephone Girl Attacked by Negro.
Omaha, April 7. Mollle Gran, a tel
ephone operator, was attacked by a
negro at Seventeenth street and' tho
Burlington tracks last night, strangled,
thrown under a box enr, and fighting
all the time, was overcome and a rope
drawn around her neck. Hearing tho
noise of tho struggle and catching
sight of the negro, a passerby ap
peared just in time. When the negro
saw him he ran.
New Standard for State.
Lincoln, April 4. Nebraska official!
will hereafter buy coffee, tea and
chocolate for state Institutions on a
basis of the relativo percentage of
active alkaloldal principle contained
in samples. Haphazard buying in
the past has led to the necessity for
some standard of quality. Governor
Sheldon Inaugurated tho plan after
listening to a long wrangle between
Attorney General Will Ask for Referee.
Lincoln, April 7. Attorney General
Thompson will today ask for an in
junction against the express compa
nies doing business in the state and
will ask for tho appointment of a ref
eree. The state will seek to compel
the corporations to obey the Sibley
act, reducing express rates 25 per cent.
The referee Is to take new testimony.
Hastings Boy Killed by Kick of Horse.
Hastings. Neb., April 7. Philip S.
MJchael, the six-year-old son of Philip
Michael, was kicked in tho head by a
sharp shod horse and killed. The
skull was mashed back of the left ear
and life was almost extinct from loss
of blood before a surgeon could be
Many New Autos in Nebraska.
Lincoln, April 7. Auto registrations
In the office of the secretary of state
show a rapid increase. So far 2,406
machines have been registered and
the number Is expected to reach 2,500
by May 1.
Drops Dead While Fighting Fire.
Homer, Neb., April 6. While fight
ing a prairie fire Louis Goodseil, Sr.,
sixty-four years of age, dropped dead.
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