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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
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The Omaha Sunday Bee.
CROWN GEMS BOGUS
Examination by Diamond Experts Eeveal
the Truth of the Oft-Told Tale.
RECALLS STORIES OF PREVIOUS REIGNS
former Kings Sold Many Keal Gems and
PEERS SAVING ON THEIR WARDROBES
Jdany Ordering Cheap Material and Others
Rent ng for the Coronation.
ONE ACCREDITED WITH MAKING HIS OWN
With the Wrarn It la Different and
They Are IVorrrln Aboat How
They Will Look I
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LONDON. May SI. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) After ex
amining the crown regalia the two diamond
experts have pronounced nearly balf the
gema spurloua, Including almost all the
large ones. Thl corroborates the reports
In vsrloua memoirs that tbe two immediate
predeceasors of Queen Victoria retorted to
the expedient of selling or pawning the
crown Jewels In financial emergencies. The
utmost secrecy Is maintained about the
royal crowns being worn at the coronation.
No one has been permitted to see them, and
It is said that the king has given orders
that imitation seme shall be replaced for
the occasion by real ones on hire.
Diamonds and emeralds will be the
Jewels principally worn at tbe coronation.
More than half of them will be hired from
West End and Parisian jewelers, who
charge 6 per cent of their value for one
day's wear, the hirer also paying Insur
ance. But a vast quantity of paste will
also be worn. No shopkeepers have done
a larger business over the coronation than
the Imitation jewelry people. One
Arm says It has an order from a countess
for an exact replica of the ducheas of Marl
borough's famous Vanderbllt pearls to
cost over $100 and to be Indistinguishable
from the real ones except by an expert.
This Is a rather fooltah proceeding on the
part of the countess, as It Is known she
could not possibly afford real gema. Cor
onets of pasta brilliants will also be much
BaylnsT Shoddy Robes.
The notion that the peers are spending
big sums In getting coronation robes of
the best material Is a myth, a waa sadly
confeaaed to the World correspondent today
by one of the leading tailors In London
He said that some very wealthy peers and
newly created ones are going in for the
most elaborate and costly style of corona
tion millinery, but the bulk of the peerage
nave ordered the cheapest stuffs and furs.
He showed the correspondent the, two ex
treme of cost and frugality on a baron's
robe of the best Lyons velvt, lined with
the finest white eattri, with cape and trim
mings of real ermine, costing altogether
86. and another similar robe of the
cheapest velveteen, lined with whit sat
een, with cap and trimmings of rabbit
skin, costing $47 all told. He averred that
Ix out ot every ten robes were of the
cheaper type, and ten' yards distant the
difference Is scarcely noticeable unless a
ray of sunlight atrlkes the robes, when
velveteen is exposed.
A large number of peers are hiring
robes from theatrical costumers, who
charge from $3K to $200, according to qual
ity. An order for robes to a tailor almost
Invariably la accompanied with Instruc
tions that the materials shall be cut so
that they ran be utilized afterward
dress or mantle by the peer's wife
Oa of Queerest Flarare.
, On of the queereat figures at the corona
tion ceermoniss will be the old marquis
of Clanrlcarde, who Is credited with making-
his own clothes for the sake of econ
omy. He Intends to don the robes worn by
his grandfather at Queen Victoria's corona
0 tlon. The robea being much moth eaten, he
"has patched them with new stuffs and fur
vvith- Ma own hands. Ha declares that
he till go in an ordinary cab and would
not Incur even that expense if he believed
lie could get through the streets afoot with
out being mobbed.
Lord Ballsbury who hates public dis
play and is utterly careless about matters
lot dress, is said to b bored to death by
to prospect of the coronation. He has
resisted all the blandishments of his family
to tnduc him to get a new outfit for the
ceremony, and Insists on wearing his old
'uniform as an elder - brother of Trinity
House, although In order to make it Bt
him. owing to hla increaaed stoutness, a
broad band of gold lace has been inserted
down the back, contrary to the regula
tions. Then hie robes cost only $250, being
ti lourm-ciasa quality.
, Lord Rosebery was waited on this week
to get his photograph In th robe of a
Knight of the Garter, but be replied that
his old robes had ceased to fit and be had
Hot yet been able to nerv himself up to
Setting new ones, hoping th resources of
civilisation would be equal to the readjust
lng of the old.
Earl Spencer, also a Knight of th Gar
ter, replied under the same circumstance
that hs could not find his old robes and
was arranging to hire a suit if possible.
. The fact is that responsible men, 'with
stoma senae of personal dignity, while
habituated to the wearing of a court uni
form, look with distaste on a revival of
these archaic dress regulationa, which ar
entirely contrary to th spirit of th times
and tend toward the ridiculous.
DtsTereat with Woasa.
' With tbe smart women It la different
'their dress Is their profession. They ar
throwing themselves with th keenest
ardor into the- millinery question. They
.are adopting all kinds of devices to make
.the beat Impression la a costume which Is
Inclined to be destructive of figure. Bom
nave hit upon a sohein whereby corsets
tend bodices ar one. thua aavlng th fatal
vhlckness around the walat. Other occult
measures are being taken to guard against
suffocation la the hot atmosphere of tbe
attbey, where they will speed flv hour, by
providing that their robea and dress will
b practically all th garb they wUl war
on that occasion.
Farad ( Potadaiu Oarrlaaa.
POTSDAM, Prussia. May $1. Th pared
?f th Potsdam garrison took placo this
'morning. Emneror William rnmiuiilH
V Prlnc Henry 'ot Prussia and othsr
prtncaa, took up a position opposlto th
latu ot King Frederick William I (or th
march past. Th hah ot Persia wltad
th military display from a wtndow ot th
GOSSIP ABOUT THE VATICAN
Heller that Keane Is Saceeed Cor-
rlgaa and Mar, Merry Del
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ROME, May 31. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Archbishop
Keane of Dubuque, Is., probably will be ap
pointed archbishop of New York to succeed
tbe late Archbishop Corrlgan and it is now
believed that Mgr. Merry del Val will suc
ceed Cardinal Martlnclli at Washington as
papal delegate to the United States.
Pope Leo XIII hss warmly congratulated
Cardinal Martlnelll, who recently returned
to Roma, on the successful manner In
which he carried out his mission aa apos
tolic delegate to tbe United States. He
says that tbe present very satisfactory con
dition between tbe holy see and the United
States Is due In a great measure to the car
dinal's tact and diplomatic skill.
"It will give us the greatest satisfaction,"
tbe pope added, "to bestow upon you the
slgnla of cardinalate to which we raised
your eminence last year."
This ceremony will take place In the con
sistory of June 9. Many Important nomina
tions are announced for that consistory.
It was said that Mgr. Merry del Val will
go to America after he returns to Rome
from King Edward's coronation, where he
will represent the pope. Hitherto It has
been believed that Mgr. Falconlo would get
the appointment, but the fact that he Is an
American citizen, although an Italian by
birth, rendered his nomination difficult.
The pope gave an audience recently to
Bishop Maes of Covington, Ky.. and Bishop
Howley of Newfoundland. Both prelate
afterward told the World correspondent
that they were surprised and delighted to
find the pontiff looking actually younger
than he did when they last saw him several
year's ago and correspondingly active and
A most affecting scene took place this
week at the Vatican, when Cardinal Celesla.
arthblsbop of Palermo, who la over 88 years
old, had a farewell audience .with the pops.
Cardinal Celesla. kneeling, asked for a
special blessing, as he never hoped to come
to Rome again. The pope put his arms
around the aged cardinal's neck and em
braced him fervently for some seconds. The
two venerable men, whose ages aggregate
181 years, wept silently together.
A violent hailstorm haa caused great
havoc around Rome, entirely destroying
this year's very promising crop In the
pope' vineyard. Leo is deeply grieved, but
being of a peculiar turn has decided to
adopt the modern system of placing cloud
dispersing cannon In his vineyards, a
method of protection which has been ex
tremely successful in north Italy.
SCHEMES FOR THE CORONATION
Caique Plana by the Score (or Creat
ine; Sensation oa that
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LONDON. May $1. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The va
riety of suggestions for 'celebrating the
coronation is only equaled by their
fatuity. One Is to let off a chain of rockets
from The Llsard to John O'Groat s at a
fixed hour, making an explosion to re
vsrberate throughout the island. Another
is to release all prisoners except those
convicted of odious offenses. Another Is
that the king order that henceforth all
prisoners of good conduct shall be al
lowed a prescribed quantity of tobacco
weekly. Another that thousands ot bal
oons be sent up from all over the coun
try, each bearing tbe name of its dls
The only scheme adopted is to light bon
fires at prominent points throughout the
country, a plan that worked well at the
jubilee. Fifteen hundred bonfires have
been already arranged, and at 9 o clock
a fllght.of fifty rockets will take place at
each one. There will also be Illuminations
and fireworks everywhere. One London
firm alone has contracted for 1.500.000 elec
tric glow lamps for the rout of the pro
MANY MOURN GREAT ARTIST
Celebrities la All Walk of Pablle
Life Attend Obaeqale of Ben
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PARIS, May 31. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The funeral
of Benjamin Constant, the artist, was at
tended by more celebrities than had been
seen on any similar occasion before since
the obsequies ot Felix Faure. As he waa
a grand dignitary of th Legion of Honor,
great military honor was paid, and having
been a member of th lnatttute the five
academies attended in full uniform. Th
minister of One arts waa among th pall
bearers, so were Bougereau, Laurens and
The Impressive ceremony was attended
by a representative of President Loubat
Eloquent panygetlcs were pronounced at
th tomb. More than sixty Americana,
either pupils or people who had become
tla frlenda through portraits h had
painted, followed tbe procession.
The family received hundreds of tele
grams from the United Statea expressing
admiration for the man and sorrow for his
loss. The largest and most beautiful
wreath waa sent by Mme. Bernhardt from
Brussels. It waa mads of orchids and
tied with a purple ribbon inscribed "I loved
and revered him."
WILLIAM'S IDEA OF THE STAGE
Play Shoald Seek to Elevate
Make Life Brighter Rather
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BERLIN. May Jl. (New York World C
blegram Special Telegram.) Whan In
Wlisbaden lately Emperor William gave to
Mme. Durand, a famous actress, tdeaa on
the mission of tbs stag which show that
he la no admirer ot Ibsen or ot problem
plays. H said: "In my opinion th stag
ought to be not only a powerful factor 1
education and moral elevation, but also
offer the ideal standard of taats and beauty.
On ought to leave th theater not dlaap
pointed, disheartened and oppressed by th
recollection of gloomy pictures, but fortified,
elevated and encouraged to struggle for the
Ideal which w all ar striving to attain
Real Ufa la already aad enough. An yon
who, like the authors of today, perceives
hia task He In Imitating real 1U oa th
stag Is performing a aad and Injurious
Government Majority Redaeed.
TORONTO. Ont., May SI. Manltoulla. rs
ports from which were missing, haa else
ted a conservative. Th sew house will
stand flfty-on liberals and forty-seven
conservative, giving the government
majority of four. Th government had
majority ot eleven la th last house.
OBJECT TO HERBERT
May Not Be Named as Ambassador to the
United States After All.
AMERICAN WlfE MIGHT CAUSE TROUBLE
ealousy of Women at the Capital Would
Be Serious Handicap.
OTHER NAMES ARE BEING CONSIDERED
Bevival of Coercion in Ireland Stands
Against Sir George, "Wyndham.
NEPHEW OF MRS. GLADSTONE AN ELIGIBLE
Fact that He I a Lawyer a Well aa
a Diplomat Held to Be In HI
Favoe by the For
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LONDON. May 31. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The ap
pointing of a successor to Lord Pauncetote
a British ambassador at Washington Is
one of tbe most difficult problems ot Its
kind the British government has ever been
confronted with. Sir Henry Herbert, as
has been cabled to The Bee already. Is tbe
most eligible diplomat, but Prime Minis
ter Salisbury Is advised that th tact that
Sir Henry's wife, the daughter of George
W. Rlggs, ot Washington, Is an American,
might lead to trouble with the women
leaders of society In Washington, and no
mbaesador whose wife would be unpopular
la possible there.
Hon. F. L. Bertie, the aaslstant under
secretary of tbe Foreign office, haa a strong
family (he Is a brother of the earl of
Abingdon), Influence which is being In
dustrlously employed to secure the poet
But the opinion Is that tbe government
will go outside officialdom, and the two
names most prominently canvassed In po
Utlcal clubs are those of George Wyndham,
now the chief secretary for Ireland, and
Hon. Alfred Lyttleton, a brother ot Viscount
Cobham and the unionist member of Par
llament for Warwick and Leamington, who
married one of Mr. Balfour' sisters. Both
Wyndham and Lyttleton stand well In the
Balfour-Cectl set, whose members have the
choice of all the best posts. It Is believed
that Mr. Wyndham 1 anxious to escape
from the growing trouble In Ireland, but
the Irish members say that, as he was
responsible for the purely gratuitous re
vival of coercion there, he would not be
persona grata to the American.
Alfred Lyttleton, a nephew of Mrs. Glad
atone, la a lawyer of aome standing, and
personally, like Wyndham, Is exceptionally
fascinating. Lyttleton's special claim Is
that he has the legal knowledge and train
ing, which Foreign Secretary Lansdowne
holds to be as essential for a representa
tive In Washington aa dlplomatlo school
Wyndham la only 41. la extremely clever.
brilliant, and la considered the handsomest
man in tbs House of Commons. He mar
rled Countess Grosvenor, the mother of the
duk of Westminster.
Tbe salary of ambassador at Washington
la $32,500, while that of th ambassador at
Paris la $47,f00 and of the ambassador at
Berlin $40,000. As Washington, under tbe
altered conditions, is the moat Important
embassy ot all. It is Irobable that the
salary will be Increased.
TAX ON GRAIN TO REMAIN
Chancellor of English Exchequer Say
There I Xo Reuoa (or
LONDON, May 81. A deputation repre
senting th owners of 600,000 horses. Inter
viewed the chancellor of the exchequer.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, today, and
strongly protested against the tax on oats
The chancellor, however. Informed the
delegates that it waa Impossible to give
up the general tax on grain or specially
exempt oata or maize. There was no
greater reaaon, he pointed out, for -the
exemption of horse food than there was
to exempt wheat or other grains used by
humans. If the alleged Increase In the
cost of horses and food was due to the war
with tbe expected peace there would be
a fall in prices considerably greater thaa
the amount Of duty.
Meanwhile, horse owners could make the
public pay th duty, aa ought to be the
case. In bis opinion the present high
prices, especially of malxe, were tern
porary and were due to the short harvest
tn America last year.
EMPEROR MAY PAY US A VISIT
Stories Told Him by Brother Henry
Awakens aa Old Dealre to
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BERLIN. May $1. (New York World Ca
blegTam 8peclal Telegram.) Emperor
William may visit the United States early
next spring. The report that he Is anxious
tn do so Is revived. Prince Henry having
again assured him that he would have
delightful reception. After bearing th
prince' accounta of what he saw tbs em
peror's desire to see th country has been
greatly stimulated. It he should go to
America the crown prince would act as
regent In his father's abaenc and th em
per or would be accompanied by hla brother
AMERICAN BOAT WRECKED
Amelia Heara 1 Destroyed la the
Bahama, bat Crew 1
NAS8AU. New Brovidenc. May $1. The
American schooner Amelia Hears (Cap
tain Griffith, frqm Baltimore, May 17, for
Tarpun bay) waa wrecked May 24, oa Abaco
reef, Bahamas, and became a total loss
Tbe crew was saved.
The schooner Amelia Heara was owned
by William F. Moore and hailed from Bait!
more, Md. It waa built at Laurel, Del., 1
1873, registered 108 tons, was 92 feet long
had 23 feet 9 inches beam and waa 9 feet
Prealdeat Clark la Better.
LONDON. May $1. William Clark, prssi
dent of th Clark Thread company
Newark, N. J., who has ben suffering from
gout and Influenza, at Bath, paaaed a good
Bight and Is better today.
t. Laala Maa la Beaadar,
GUAYAQUIL!, Ecuador. May 31. Mr.
Wands, a representative ot th ot. Louis
exposition, arrived her today.
KILLED BY AN AUTOMOBILE
ae Maa Meet Instant Death aad
Six Peraoaa Injared la
NEW YORK, May 31. An automobile
going at high speed became unmanageable
during a speed trial on Staten Island today
and plunged through a crowd ot spectators.
One man waa killed and four men and two
women were seriously Injured. The occu
pants of the vehicle Jumped and escaped
with a few slight bruises.
W. C. Baker, president of the Baker
Motor and Vehicle company of Cleveland,
O., and hla assistant, Edward Delxer, who
were driving the machine, were placed un
der arrest and held in $5,000 ball each,
charged with homicide.
Tbe killed and Injured:
ANDREW FEATHERSTEN, Skull frac
tured and Internal Injuries, died instantly.
Captain Thomas Taylor of the quarantine
ateamer Governor Flower, right thigh frac
tured and left leg broken.
Mrs. Louise Johnston, left leg, fractured.
John F. Brick, scalp wounds.
Mrs. Ellen Hay, cut about face and head.
Patrick Kenny, right thigh fractured.
John Bogart, right leg fractured.
Mr. Baker's big egg-shaped car, of seven-
horse power, wss the only entry In its
class. When nearlng the fin tab. It swerved
to the left and dashed toward the line ot
pectators. Mr. Baker and his assistant
bouted a warning to the people and then
umped from the car.
Those who atood In the line had no
chance to get away. There were screams
and a wild rush. In which men and women
were knocked down and tra' 'ed upon.
but before they had taken f . t the
machine struck them. Mr. F v n was
directly In front of the pa' auto
mobile. It etruck him wi .c force
and he was thrown twer tuto the
air auu msisuuj auicu.
BALLIETT IN C $ . PLACE
Inspector Testifies tny
alona Mod y: , De.
DES MOINES, May 31. Postofflc In
spector O'Connor testified at the Balllett
trial today that defendant told him last
April that he had received $173,000 from
stockholders of the White Swan mine
and that of this amount he had expended
$17,000 on advertising and $15,000 on post
age: also that the total output of all
mines operated by him was but $631, all of
which was secured from the Gold Ridge
mine, and not from the White Swan; that
he had expended $5,700 on It.
A letter waa Introduced in evidence, writ
ten by Balllett from Des Moines to W. B.
Barstow of Manila, la., apprising him that
he was conducting a subscription contest
for the Mining News and requesting blm to
copy a list of names that Balllett enclosed
with his letter, so as to obtain the prize,
after which the prize could be returned
This subscription list was to he submit
ted to the government In obtaining access
to th -malls as second-class matter for
th Mining News..
T. J. Potter, x-potmater ttt Baker
City, testified that the alleged opening -ot
the White Swan mlnea two months ago,
which was said to have been attended with
elaborate ceremonies, was a flaaco and that
th machinery was started only to stop a
few minutes later. Thia statement was
corroborated by other witnesses.
GR0VER CLEVELAND TO SPEAK
Former President Will Address Meet
Inn; of Democrat of Various
Shades and Colors.
NEW YORK, May 31. Former President
Grover Cleveland has accepted aa invita
tion to speak at the opening of the new
Tllden club on June 19. About 1,500 men
prominent In the democratic party have
Among those expected are David B. Hill,
William J. Bryan, Senator Bacon of Geor
gia, Mayor Patrick A. Collins of Bostoa,
John D. Mllburn of Buffalo, Richard Ol-
ney. Dr. Felix Adler, Bourk Cockran, Wil
liam C. Whitney, ex-Mayors Grace, Grant,
Gllroy. Van Wyck, Hewitt, Cooper, Edeon
and Ely, and Lewie Nixon.
This ts the first time that Mr. Cleveland
has consented to address a political audi
ence since his retirement from office. This,
coupled with the fact that so many die-
tlngulshed democrats whose views on sil
ver and other questions have been radi
cally opposed to each other are to be pres
ent, is pointed to aa evidence that the oc
casion of the opening of the club mean a
direct effort to harmonize various discord
ant elements of the party.
ACCIDENT MARS THE -TRIP
Major Berthelot ( the French Com-
mission Fraetarea Lear
at Ravy Yard.
BOSTON. May 31. A mishap befell a
member of the Rochambeau mission here
today, when Major Berthelot, the aide-decamp
to General Brugere, sustained a fras-
ture ot the left leg. Tbe accident happened
at the navy yard at Charlestown, where
Major Berthelot, whh Vice Admiral Four-
nler and staff, went to Inspect the bulldlug3,
equipment and ships.
While passing from the hall of the com
mander's house into the reception room Ma
jor Berthelot slipped over, a rug on the
polished hardwood floor and fell. He was
unable to rtss and bad to b assleted to a
Doctors, hastily summoned, found that
one ot the bones of the left leg had been
fractured. As soon aa possible the Injured
officer waa taken to the French battleship
Gaulola. where tbe ship's surgeon attended
The accident caused some confusion and
brought the visit to the navy yard to an
Admiral Fournler and staff had previously
been received with full honors by Admiral
ACTRESS IN A SAD PLIGHT
Ada Gray Foand by Neighbor la
Cottage la a Deetltate
NEW YORK, May 31. Ada Gray, a noted
actress In ber day. but now a helpless
Invalid, has been found alone and almost
destitute la a little cottage at City Island.
Neighbors, who discovered her plight, had
her removed to the Fordham hospital,
where she probably will be cared for by
the actors' fund.
Mlaa Gray had been In th Horn for In
curable at Fordham for two years, suffer
ing from locomotor ataxia. Ths actor fund
provided a place for her and ah appeared
to be contented until about two weeks
ago, when she left there and made ber
home la th cottage wher ab was found.
8b was takaa to th hospital In a semi
conscious state, but it waa said later that
ber condition waa mor hopeful.
FIXING UP CABINET
Hands of Lonbet and Eouseeau Been in the
Formation of New Ministry.
FORMER PREMIER THE POWER BEHIND IT
Beady to Step Into Acknowledged Control
Whsn the Radicals Subside.
NEW CHAMBER MUST HAVE UPHEAVAL FIRST
First Task Would Be Weeding Out of
Department's Treacherous Elements.
NAVY SCHEDULED FOR A SHAKING UP
Prealdeat, Ministers of Forelssa Altalr
and of War Believed to Be
Slated to Contlnae la
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PARIS, May 31 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) An absorbing
occupation throughout France just now Is
the making of lists ot members of ths
next cabinet. Political experts do not con
ceal their anxiety regarding the composi
tion of the ministry, becauss everything
depends upon the men who are to give
the new Chamber of Deputies its first Impe
tus. It is universally accepted now that both
President Loubet and Premier Waldeck
Rousseau, though thorough republicans, be
long to the conservative, bourgeois ele
ment, and that finding the last elections
returned a majority rather .too radical,
they are going to endeavor to restrain any
violent movements toward social reform.
M. Waldeck-Rousseau's resignation was
foreshadowed tn the World three weeks be
fore any newspaper In France had heard ot
It. It may be the cleverest mov that bril
liant statesman ever has made and that it
haa been made after an explicit or tacit
'Understanding with President Loubet. It
is the exceptional privilege of the presi
dent to select a cabinet by choosing pro
fesslonal pollticlana from every repub
lican faction. A majority could thua be
secured to the new government at least
long enough to let the Chamber spend Its
first enthusiasm for energetic action.
Meanwhile the ministry, which would be
secretly steered by President Loubet and
M. Waldeck-Rousseau, doubtless would, by
a Judicious distribution of patronage, sue
ceed In replacing the present seal of many
new members with that well known par
llamentary wisdom which deems It always
too early to accomplish anything tending
to change the present social arrangement.
M. Waldeck-Rousseau could then return
without risking loss of prestige resulting
from overthrow through a possible rebel
lion of the yet untamed radical majority
and continue bis policy of slow concessions,
calculated to appease the masses.
Simply Sabs (or Roaaaeaa.
'. A , ministerial combination now In sight
hear on these suppositions. Senator
Combes has suddenly been launched for
premier. Nobody ever heard of Combes
but he Is said to be an extremely sagacious
and faithful henchman of M. Waldeck-Roua
seau. M. Combes, like M. Waldeck-Rousseau,
Is sincerely anti-clerical and would
continue tbe fight against the rich rellgloua
orders under Roman Influence in politics.
M. Valle, another senator devoted to the
retiring premier, would take the ministry
ot the Interior, continuing through th de
rjartmental prefects the eliminating of
treacherous antl-republlcan elements per
meating the administration throughout the
M. Delcasse would retain the ministry of
foreign affairs, mainly because he never
objected to following Waldeck-Rousseau's
advice. The latter believe the foreign
policy should be characterized by even
more continuity than Interior affairs.
M. Dupuy would remain In the ministry
of agriculture, where he made a great sue
General Andre would still uphold the
dignity ot the army, while discouraging
the tendencies to encroach upon tbe civil
M. Monls, a cognac merchant, now minis
ter of justice, would be replaced by
A sensational feature ot tbe new cab
inet Is likely to be the naming of Camllle
Pelletan as minister of marine, which
would secure tbe radical socialist support,
aa he is the main standard bearer ot that
faction. M. Pelletan haa been fighting for
thirty yeara the deep-rooted routine per
vading all departments, especially the navy,
He has been a most determined opponent
ot tbe heavy battleship and an advocate of
moderate-sized extremely speedy cruisers,
submarines, etc. He is a progressive
quiet man, who haa been kept out of cab
inets on account of his pugnacity. His
advent would mark a new era in adminis
tration. His department would be ex
pected to be swept by a whirlwind of re
If Senator Combes should become pre
pier he would take tbe portfolio of Paul
Dechanel. Ill-concealed sympathy with
the nationalist element renders his re-elec
tion as president ot the Chamber of Depu
ties doubtful. The radical leader, Leon
Bourgeola, is likely to be his successor.
AMERICAN COLONY MOURNS
Death of Marqulae De La Roalere t
Shock to the Pari
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 31. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The American
colony and the French aristocracy are
grievously shocked over the death of Mar
quls Carlo da La Rosier, who was Miss
Edith Tllghman of New York. The marquise
gave birth to twin boys on April 19 last
and her death resulted on Tuesday. 8b
was 22 years old. A list of those who at
tended tbe funeral in th American church
would include nearly every American of
prominence In Paris and more tbaa 200 titled
members of the French arlatocracy. Her
father. Colonel Frederick Boyd Tllghman
who came to this city overjoyed at tbe proa
poet ot seeing his daughter and his grand
sons, shared the sorrow of th bereaved
husband. Marquis d La Roxlere.
Tbe marriage of Mlaa Tllghman to th
marquis, ten months ago, was a great aur
prise to her New York friends. She waa
dashing blonde and she conquered Paris
society soon after being presented, eight
een. months ago, by Mrs. Henry Blspham.
Miss Tllghman had many suitors and her
romantic marriage to tbe young marquia
in London waa followed by a second mar
rlage her in compliance with the French
Tbe remains of th marquis hav bee a
placed temporarily la the church vault.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Partly Unsettled.
with Occasional Bhowers; Warmer.
I Boaias Gema la Royal Crown.
Objection Made to Herbert.
Ffilasr t French Cablaet.
Worst Caae of Bribery In History.
II Sallahnrr and Kins Dlausree.
Tart Idol e( the Filipino.
Presjreaa of Teematera' Strike.
S Bryan Not Caadldate (or Goveranr.
Many County Convention Meet.
Tornado Strike Black Hllla.
wa (rem State Capital.
Plaa (or Unity of Haman Race.
Presbyterian to Meet at Tarklo.
Roaebery Arralarn Government.
Aaaeaaora to Collect Statistics.
6 la the Social Realm,
Letter Carriers' Convention.
Omaha Chlneae In Trouble.
Take Matrimonial Ilnreaa Serlowsly
8 Council Bluffs and Iowa Xewa.
O Sporting; Events of a Day.
1 Weekly Sporting; Review.
4 Woman's World aad Work.
15 Amaaementa and Musical Xotes.
17 Roaewater-Garley Debate.
32 Market Reporta.
23 Story "Banner of Bine."
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dear.
ft a. m...... til 1 p. ra Til
tt a. m 01 3 p. n Tft
T a. m 413 .1 p. m TT
H a. m ..... . H;i 4 p. m 7N
f a. m Hit R p. m tut
Ut a. m tit p. nt TH
11 a. m TO 7 p. m 74
13 m 73
PATTEN MAKES. A MILLION
Board of Trade Man Ran a Success-
(nl Coraer In Mar
CHICAGO. May 31. James A. Patten,
mayor of Evanston, and a prominent Board
of Trade operator, today brought to a suc
cessful close the corner In May oats which
has dominated the oats market alnce early
last fall. The profits credited to Mr. Pat
ten on the deal are estimated at $1,000,000.
About tbe time prices In corn began to
mount skywards last year on account of
tbe crop shortage It was learned that
someone was taking In all the May oats
offered on the Chicago market and else
where. Prices began to advance and
around 39 cents It was known that Mr,
Patten was trying to work a corner.
On the big flurry on the Chicago board
last December May oats were pushed to
47 cents. Since that time reactions oc
curred, and when delivery day came this
month many speculators thought the bot
tom had fallen out of the corner. It was
said Mr. Patten had 10.000,000 bushels to
12,000,000 bushels of the May option.
Everything that waa offered to him on
deliveries he took and in turn sold prac
tlcally all the contract stocks to shippers
at good Inducements. This left nothing for
the shorts to acquire with which to settle
and prices accordingly were pushed up by
Mr. Patten personally in the pit today.'
May oats cloaed yesterday at 43 cents.
Today prices were Jumped about ( cents
and closed at 4B4 centa. There was a little
flurry of excitement at the close, but the
corner did not affect tbe other options.
TO MEET NORTHWESTERN TIME
One Road Announces It Will Do So and
a Speed War la An
ticipated. CHICAGO. May 31. (Special Telegram.)
Western linos received today the official
notice ot the Northweatern's new fast Chi
cago-Omaha-Denver train and the manage
ments of competing lines are considering
what hey will do in the matter. A Burling
ton official said that his company would
not permit any road to make better time to
Omaha and Denver than was made by the
Burlington and It would not be strange if
an effort would be made to go under the
Some western officials see a speed war
coming, but it la likely that arbitration
will Intervene. It is also expected that the
St. Paul wHl Issue an announcement of a
ten or eleven-hour train between Chicago
and St. Paul on the theory that the North
western gateway to the coast must be kept
on a time parity with Omaha,
NEBRASKA CORN AND WHEAT
Acreage of Former Decreases aad
Latter Inereaaea While Stand
CHICAGO, May 31. The Corn Belt, pub
lished by the Chicago, Burlington ft Qulncy
railroad. In Its Issue Monday will say:
"Corn planting In Nebraska was done
mainly between April 15 and May 2. but
some as late aa May 10, and reports are In
ftom tec localities, but the planting con
tinued as late as May 20. The condition of
around at the time of planting was better
than last year, and the preaent condition
of stand Is excellent. A slight decreaa of
acreage Is reported, owing o a correspond
lng lncreaae of winter wheat acreage. All
reports show the condition of winter wheat
In Nebraska good. Out of 213 reports on
the oats crop ninety-five said good, ninety
fair and seventy-elgbt that the prospect waa
FARMER NAILED TO A TREE
He 1 Robbed by Two Iahamaa Brate
aad Thea Horribly
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.. May 81. Tom Har
les, a farmer who lives near Berkeley,
Ala., waa assaulted and robbed by two men
and then nailed to a tree. He waa res
cued alive, but bis hands were badly torn
and he will not be able to work for several
Harless had been on the Easlinger place
plowing and was eating his dinner at a
spring when he was confronted by two
strange men with pistols, who robbed him
ot $4 and then backed him against a tree.
Th loose folds of flesh on each slds wsre
pulled out and nailed to the tree and his
hands. were stretched above his bead and
treated likewise. In this condition th man
remained until dark, when he waa rescued
by a farmhand.
Xo Lives Were Loat.
CHICAGO, May SI. -Officials of the Haw
thorns race track, whoa grandstand
burned yexterday, aald today that no lives
naa ueen lost in tne nre. I ne siaDie boy
who was reported killed had gone to Har
lem track before tbe tire. Detectives are
working on the theory that the Ar wa
in wura or incenaaries.
Marphy la Sertaua Coadltlaa.
CINCINNATI. O., May 31. The condition
of W. J. Murphy, general manager of tha
Queen ac Creacent ruuta. who was stricken
win paralysis in uouiaviiie yesterday after,
noon, is today reported as sr!ous. Li
nllit he waa removed from LoulavUi Ut
to som to una uiy.
WORST IN HISTORY
Municipal Corruption Practiced in Et Louis
Said to Hare No Parallel.
GRAND JURY AMAZED AT VASTNESS
ublio Servants Are Skilled in Misuse of
the People's Money,
DRAW PRIVATE INTEREST ON CITY FUNDS
Men Traffio in Votes as Avowed Means of
WILL JAKE YEARS TO GET WHOLE TRUTH
Anions; Those Indicted I Soa of El.
Mayor. Aecaaed of Bribery aad
Other Crime oa Five
6T. LOUIS, May 31. The rooet extensive
and evident municipal corruption ever
brought to light anywhere or any time is
that which has been practiced for years la
this city, according to the report of the
April grand jury Just filed with Judge W.
B. Douglas as the result of Its prolonged
and laborloua Investigation of tbe charges
of fraud made some time ago.
In Its report tbe grand Jury says too
much credit cannot be given to tbe circuit
attorney, Joseph W. Folk, and th aaslst
ant circuit attorney, W. Scott Hancock, for
the fearless, Intelligent and untiring man
ner In which they ar discharging their
duties In connection with tbe municipal in
vestigation and the prosecution of those in
dicted. Indictments against th following.
who had already been arrested on bench
warrants and released on bonds, were mad
public this afternoon:
Fred W. Zlegenhelm, secretary to former
Mayor Zlegenhelm, charged In five count
with bribery and obtaining money under
false pretenses; Cbarlee F. Kelly, ex
speaker of the house of delegates; Dele
gate Charles L. Oeregahty and Councilman
Louis Schnell, charged with misdemeanor
Worat on Record.
The report say that "while there may
have been corruption In other cities as
great as we have had here, yet In no plaoe
In the world, and In no time known to his
tory, has so much official corruption been
uncovered and the evidence shown so that
all could see and understand. These reve
lations have been o appalling aa to be al
most beyond belief and It will be years be
fore the extent ot tbe discoveries ar fully
"If the affairs of St. Louis had been
properly administered for the last fifteen
years and If all officials had been honest
there would today be enough money In tha
treasury to put public buildings in repair,
pave streets that are now unpaved. make
sewers that ars now unmade and build new
buildings so much needed. Th high, tax
rate, the deplorable condition ot publle
Institutions, the depleted stat of th city
treasury are an heritage left by officials
who have proven traitors to tbe Interests
of the people and have trafficked In their
votes, influence and official actions, to the
'These disclosures make plain that the
taxpayera of St. Louis have been merci
lessly and pitilessly outraged for years.
that the money they hare paid In taxes
baa been squandered; instead of being
used for the publio welfare it has been
feloniously dissipated and benefited chiefly
corrupt officials, who have grown opulent
on small salaries.
Private Interest on Pablle Funds.
"It Is In evidence before us that a former
collector ot the city of St. Louts, who was
afterward mayor, received interest on pub
lic funds tor his own private account. The
turn so received was something over $13,000,
which, with Interest to date, would amount
to about $20,000. Any possible criminal
charge arising out of tbis conduct has been
barred by the statute of limitation, which,
unfortunately. Is three years. A civil ac
tion to recover the money, however, can
still be brought and we understand will b
"The secretary ot th late mayor mad a
practice ot selling permits and of extorting
money for remlttancea of fines In criminal
"The charter of tbe city provides that no
member of the assembly, or city official,
shall be interested directly or Indirectly In
city contracts, or in furnishing supplies to
the city. This beneficent law la, we And.
most grossly violated by members of th
In the report reference wss mad to the
gigantic atreet railway franchlae bribery
scheme uncovered by the previous grand
Jury, through which almost $400,000 was
put up by two railroad companies to se
cure the passage of bills giving valuable
franchises. In on Instance the report said
$250,000 waa divided among the "combine"
members of the municipal assembly. In.
respect to tbe other fund th report says:
Caaght Betweea Llaea.
By prompt and energetic action th cor
ruption fund ot ll.S6.Um) waa caught be
tween the llnea and Is now held subject to
the orders of court ss evidence. A num
ber of Indictments grew out of this at
tempted purchase of a franchise.
Two of the defendants have beoom fu
gitive from Justice, forfeiting large bond,
aMd are now exiled In a foreign land. Two
other have been brought to trial, each
raee resulting In conviction, one belng
a-lven three years In the penitentiary and
the other two yeara. Another of tbe de
fendants Is still at large In an alien coun
try, where from present indications he will
abide for a while.
The bribe money waa produced In the
court, leaving no doubt ot the shocking
and official debauchery that has been going
on. Members of the municipal assembly
have come before our body and brasenly
admitted that they sought seats In the aa
aembly for the money they could make
selling their votes and It 1 apparent that
this spirit has governed for years and no
bill of conaequenoe has pasaed unless
money has been paid eo secure favorable
Aniased at Vaataeaa.
We have carried th Investigation on
and although we were prepared to soma
extent by what haa transpired to hear ot
offli'ial misdoings, we have been amazed
at the vttatness of corruption that haa
been common among members of th as
sembly and other omclals of our city.
It seems to have been the highest aim
of aome offlclala to rob th city whenever
They hav regarded the holding of offlc
merely aa a means of making a livelihood
easier than they could In private life and
have administered the trust reposed in
them fur private gain and not for publio
We have spent considerable time look
ing Into the workings of the police depart
ment and Ita methods of procedure. W
find that the personnel of the fore 1
good aud the appearand and executive
capacity of th men deserv favorabl
ladlaa Slashed ta Death.
BUFFALO. N. V.. Way Sl.-Adara Jacobs,
a tullblood Cattaragus Indian, waa aiaahed
to death with kitlvea In a right which oc
curred yesterday on the reservation near
Law Ion s station. Several Indians par
ticipated In the murder aad in th fury of
thvtr anger they cut and aiaahed him eteo
after b was daad. No arri hav ba
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