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    The Omaha Sunday Bee.
English People Ho Longer Worried About
Condition of the King.
Announcement Cause Great Eejoicing
Where Borrow Eeigned Before.
proposed to Hue an Attraction with Lord
Kitchener as Central Figure.
0"hey Would HUTU Constituted a Brll
Uaat Feature at the Coronation
Had Their Flans Been
LONDON. June 28. The following bulletin
regarding the king' condition was Issued
from Buckingham palace at 11 o'clock to
night: "The king haa passed a comfortable day
and hie strength haa been well maintained.
The wound occasionally causes discomfort.
"(Signed) TREVES,
LONDON, June 28. At 10:45 o'clock this
morning the following bulletin was Issued
from Buckingham palace on the condition of
Xing Edward:
The king had a Rood night and his Im
proved condition Is maintained. TV'e are
nappy that we are able to state that we
consider his majesty to be out of Immedi
ate danger and the general condition Is
The operation wound, however, still needs
constant attention and such concern as at
taches to bis majesty's condition Is con
nected with the wound.
Under the most favorable conditions his
majesty's recovery must, of necessity, be
The I it. m. bulletin will be discontinued.
(Signed.) ' LISTER,
At 2:30 p. m. It was officially stated at
Buckingham palace that the king's progress
was fully maintained, that his majesty was
quite comfortable and that he had seen sev
eral members of the royal family during the
"The king la now out of Immediate
This announcement spread quickly
throughout the metropolis and caused gen
eral rejoicing. The verdict upon which the
nation had so anxiously waited caused a
longer consultation than usual.
The following notice was posted at Buck
ingham palace at 6 p. m.:
The king passed a very comfortable day
and his progress continues to be quite sat
isfactory. TREVES.
Doctors Disease Case for an Hoor.
Lord Lister, Sir Frederick Treves and the
ether 'doctors discussed the patient's condU
tloq for nearly an hour before they corn
knitted themselves to the Important pro-
' Wuncement. ' ' It was read at Buckingham
palace by only a email crowd, the pub'lc
being practically assured by yesterday even
ing reports that everything was going well.
:Yet, to use the words of the Westminster
Oaiette, the bulletin was ."full of Intense
The underlying suspicion that the doctors
night fear more than they wrote, the sen
. satlonal rumors of hie majesty's death,
Which continued eves so late ae yesterday,
and the lack of definite unofficial news all
combined to create intense nervousness.
Such hopeful statements as the Associated
Press had been able to mike were not avail
able to the Britishers, who, however, were
spared the sensational reports, now so pal
pably absurd, which were cabled to America.
The reference to the wound in this morn
ing's bulletin. It is authoritatively set forth,
can be regarded without any disquiet. By
June 80 the doctors are expected to an-
Bounce that all danger of any complications
has passed.
( King- Is Very Cheerful.
The king was very cheerful this morning,
after four or five hours' sleep, and his tem
perature was normal. On Sunday his ma
. esty will probably be transferred from bis
bed to a couch, where he will be able to
recline. He Is already able to slightly
raise himself by the aid of a pulley. When
be first made an attempt to do ao the queen
adjusted the pillows so as to form a back
rest, and with a elgh of Intense relief the
king exclaimed: "Ah, that la better."
The Lancet in its comments today says:
No Immediate septic absorption has
taken place, as shown by the absence of
disquiet ig symptoms. We hope, too, that
rumor I- ceasing to be buxy with the
fathology of his majesty's illness, since
he very plain statement of the farts In the
case which we were able to publish June
24 and since the absolute accuracy of the
bulletin- haa been Justified.
In view of the king's rapid recovery (t
is small wonder that the group of mem
bers of the royal family which gathered at
Victoria station this morning were happy
nd cheerful. The prince of Wales went
there to bid farewell to his cousin. Prince
Henry of Prussia, and the Crown Prince
Phillips Louie of Portugal and others who
are leaving London, Including the grand
duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick
Francis and the Egyptian and Moorish en
voys. Mseii Olad to Ga Horn.
The chief at staff of the last named said
a reporter:
I am smitten to the earth with aorrow for
King Edward. England is a great coun
try, but I am glad to be going back to
, A week which has witnessed emotions of
Such conflicting and Intense character as te
be without parallel Id the nation'a history
is ending as it began, in rejoicing. Eng
lishmen themselves can scarcely realise
that In the brief space of Sve days the
country has gone through ths most acute
etagee of Jubilation, fear, doubt and hope.
Now with todays bulletin they are all talk
lag of the festivities, many of which will
occur as planned.
The Crystal palace July I will be the
acene of the brilliant hospital ball, fu which
ao many Americans are taking part. On
'July 4 the India office will be transformed.
with oriental decorations, plants and Bow
era, for the Asiatic reception, when the
prince of Walee Is expected to welcome the
' visitors, and London's poor are eagerly
' looking forward to their tree coronation
Plans of Stand Owners.
J Among tne disappointed stand ownsrs
and other sections of ths public there Is a
! strong desire to have a war parade, with
' Lord Kitchener as the central figure. Such
an arrangement would doubtless attract
, many tbouaanda to London. The metropo
; 11a and the country are quite ready to go
wild over Kitchener, but he ie likely to en
deavor to dodge any public shows. Falling
XCeatlaued pa Second Pace.).
French Savaats All Declare Condi
tions Are All Against Ills
Final nrrovrry.
(Copyright, 1, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The palmist
who predicted King Edward's death a year
ago now refuses to discuss the prophesy,
saying that be abides by hie prediction, but
that the circumstances are too painful to
permit him to enlarge upon the condemna
tory featurec of the king's horoscope.
Mme. Coedon. the seeress, when King Ed
ward last visited Paris, predicted that he
would govern large peoples, but would never
wear a crown, which then seemed a foolish
contradiction. Several newspapers which
hsd started to re-explolt these prophecies
have been compelled by public opinion to
desist, protests having been made against
the use of newepspers to encourage weak
minded persons to belief in frauds.
Prominent physicians, members of the
Academy of Medicine and surgeons In the
hospitals, when Interviewed upon the sub
ject of King Edward's condition, unani
mously declared against his recovery. The
operating upon the king, they say, was per
formed during en acute crisis without due
preparation of the body. Dr. Lucas Cham
ponnlere says such cases show a death per
centage of 85 per cent. "It Ie a well known
fact," he said, "that King Edward Is a suf
ferer from diabetes, a circumstance which
would operate seriously against his recov
ery." Dr. Tozzl told the correspondent that the
fact that the king was alive Ave or six days
after the operation is no security against
a fatal termination.
Proof Discovered that Frescoes In
Saint Anftelo Castle Were
Designed by Him.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) According to
dispatches, the restoration of the castle of
Saint Angelo at Rome has caused some
Important discoveries. Quite in the top of
the tower, In a room adjoining the apart
ment of Paul Farneae, have appeared, after
cleaning, the frescoes of Pterin Del Vaga,
with the history of "Cupid and Psyche."
Dr. Ernest Stelnmann. on studying these
paintings, haa succeeded, so it Is said, In
demonstrating with certainty that they
were made according to the engravings
that Coxcyen had copied from the drawings
prepared by Raphael to complete his cycle
of the adventures of Psyche for the loge of
the Farnese that remained lncomnlete be
cause of the death of the master.
The frescoes of the castle of Saint Angelo
are precious because they reproduce pre
cisely the series of adventures of Psyche
In heaven that were to serve to ornament
the ceilings of the beautiful villa of the
magnificent Agostlno Chlgl.
Pterin Del Vaga also painted the history
of Cupid and Psyche in the Dorla palace
at Genoa, but there he has wandered far
from the models of Raphael that he bad
known so well how to reproduce In the
castle of Saint Angela
Coronation .Participant Drugged by
1 London Tons kif'tVhi At-1"f
tempt Blackmail.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, June 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Every In
fluence has been employed to bush up an
unsavory rumor affecting one of the royal
envoya to King Edward's coronation
Prince Francis Joseph Braganza, an Aus
trian Hussar officer, and, as a Coburger,
cousin or tne uritlsn royal family, came
here with Archduke Frans Ferdinand, heir
to the Austrian throne.
rne prince, wno is only zi, dined on
Thursday evening at a fashionable hotel
restaurant. When next heard of he was
lying, drugged or drunk, in a low house
on the south aide of the river. In the hands
of four men, who were attempting to
blackmail him. All the men were arrested,
me ponce noi Knowing me rana oi me
victim. Tbey were arraigned Thursday
morning In the Bouthwark police court.
All the reporters were exoluded from the
court by the magistrate, the proceedings
being held In secret. It is believed the
blackmailers were let go without ball to
give them a chance to abscond before the
next hearing. All the London papers, ex
cept ' the Morning Leader, consented to
publish nothing about the affair.
Envoy's Demand Wonld Have Brought
Number In Procession to Luck
less) Thirteen.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The World's
dispatch last week told how White
law Reld, special enyoy from the United
States, was to be provided with a carrlago
In the king's procession after that set for
the coronation.
To the consternation of the court officials
who knew the king's superstitious tend
encies, it was found that this addition to
the procession would make it consist of
thirteen carriages. To their further dis
may the director of the royal mews, Buck
ingham palace, reported that only four
horses remained available which would
match In color. All the four were blacks.
In the court and diplomatic circles there le
much shaking of heads over this conjunc
tion of unlucky omens.
The Chronicle told that Whltelaw Reld
objected, as envoy from the United Statee,
to taking the back aeat in the carriage In
which the special envoys from France and
Turkey were to ride. Learning of this,
the king ordered that a carriage be pro
vided for Mr. Reld alone.
President Loubet Resolves that Life
Imprisonment Shall Ba Ei.
trem Penalty Hereafter.
(Copyright, 19(4. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Tremendous
mass meetings were held this week In ths
labor exchangee throughout France to ad
vocate the abolition of the deaih penalty.
President Loubet, who has always been ao
much affected by an execution that he can
not sleep for days before or after Its oc
curence, la heartily In favor of the re
form. It le said that he has promised him
self that until the measure Is adopted he
will follow President Grevy's example by
refusing to send any more victims to the
guillotine and commuting the sentence In
each case te Ufa Imprisonment. ,
Tralalag Shin at Uaeeaetawn.
QUEENSTOWN, June $7. The United
States training ship Monongahela, which
left Newport, R. 1-, June . arrived here
Financial Condition of the Itland Such as to
Cause Great Alarm.
In Case He Can Aocomulish Nothing Island
May Tarn to Europe.
As Temporary Measure of Belief Sorip May
f ossibly be Issued.
Some Relief Wonld Be Afforded If
Tannic Over Contracts for Public
Works Conld Be Straight
ened Out.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
HAVANA, June 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The eco-
nomio situation in' Cuba has really be
come alarming and the most aerlous con
sequences are expected if some measure
of relief be not speedily put into prac
tice. At the present moment Cuba, with
all the wealth of its soil, Is throttled and
paralyzed by the holdup at Washington,
hope of the 'senate taking any favorable
action haa been abandoned and President
Roosevelt is looked upon as the Good Sa
maritan who will help Cuba in Its hour of
The attitude at Washington is keeping
a great deal of willing capital out of the
Island for the present, and the Influx of
capital for the development of the large
estates Is really as necessary as reci
procity itself, but with both denied It, Cuba
le really In a perplexing dilemma. The
reconstruction of the country cannot be
accomplished without foreign financial as
sistance. Even the local business men
have become palsied by a financial fright,
much money has been called out of cir
culation and trade has begun to stagnate,
all of which adds to the great economlo
There Is some talk of overtures being
made to England for reciprocal measures,
and It Is understood, if Buch steps be taken,
the representatives of the English, French
and German governments will all submit
favorable reciprocity propositions to Cuba.
The trade of these three countries haa
always been heavy with the Island and it
would be to their intereste to maintain
and promote the long-standing relations.
There is nothing in the constitution to
prevent such steps being taken, because
Cuba can treat with foreign powers so long
as it does not affect Its independence nor
violate the Monroe doctrine. It is c-e
lleved here that if President Palma should
begin negotiations with some of tha Eu
ropean powers It would have a very ealu
tary effect upon the Washington polttl
Talk of Scrip Issne.
,. If all other measure jfjelief fall there
Is ta;x of an issue of scrip being made,
duly authorized by the government, the
issuance being intended only as a temporary
relief while Cuba can negotiate a loan
or a favorable treaty, or both, as the latter
will Invite the former. The conservative
element who have been approached on the
subject object to such a step, but, as they
have nothing better to offer, they may have
to vote for It If the issue is forced. Thla
mode of paying the Cuban army waa talked
of several weeks ago, and the Idea seems
to be growing that it would probably be
a relief if put Into general practice, it is
cited that the cities and counties In the
southern states have had to resort to such
meaaures until recently. The county com
mlssloners would Issue scrip In payment of
all public works, school maintenance, etc..
and at each meeting of the board would vote
to take up as many of the outstanding
warranta aa the condition of the treasury
would permit.
If the plan be put into operation here the
payment of the warrants will probably bo
guaranteed at the end of three or live years
from the date of Issue, when they will be
redeemed at par, with Interest added. This
latter feature will be an Improvement on
the methods employed in the states and
will prevent the depreciation of the paper
It is thought this will give the country a
breathing spell and will relieve the ex
treme tension which now threatens to dis
rupt all business and even endangers the
government itself.
Something; Most' Be Done.
It Is argued that It may be a hardship on
the government and the people that the
step should be given much serious dellbera
tlon in order to achieve the best results
from the adoption of the measure, but the
conditions are now such that something
must be done promptly, and this seems to
be the only solution. During the life of
the warrants the agricultural conditions of
the country could be fully resuscitated,
made healthy and profitable. With such an
end accomplished the refunding of all the
outstsndlng scrip would be comparatively
an easy task.
If the squabbling over the sewerage con
tracts ever ceases so that the contractors
can get to work, it would be one step
toward relieving the financial strain, be.
cause it will give a great many employment.
There la about $12,000,000 to be expended
In Havana and more than $1,000,000 In Clen-
fuegos. A new system of water works is
to be Installed at the latter place. The
present, system is advertised for auction
on August 22. Tha city waa recently of
fered $138,000 by New York parties, but the
offer waa refused.
Santa Clara is also expecting to make
extensive public improvements in order to
gtvs employment to the needy. Unfortu
nateiy, none of. this work will be lnaug
urated until the fall, and the dull summer
months certainly put a rather dismal as
pect to ths Idle people.
Last Friday sugar sold at $1 45 a hun
dredweight, a price unknown before, and
on Saturday a lot waa put up for a bid,
but no buyers were to be found at any price.
The price of eugar generally rangea from
$1.75 to $2.10 per 100 pounds.
Treaty Between Germany, Austria
Hnnarary asi Italy Renewed
In 8am Form.
BERLIN. June 28. The treaty providing
for the prolongation of the alliance between
Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy was
signed in Berlin this morning by the Im
perial chancellor, Count von Buelow; the
Austrian ambassador, L. von Szogyany
Maries, and the Italian ambassador. Count
Lania dl Buses, The alliance was renewed
la Its original form .
Forces aa English Girl to Choose
Between 1 ntltled Lucre nnd
Inlucred Title.
(Copyright, 192, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. June 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) With the
consent of hts father, William Waldorf As
tor, young Waldorf Astor has made a for
mal propcsal for the hand of Lady Edith
Villlers, daughter of the earl of Claren
Lady Edith Is not particularly good look
ing, but Is a very charming girl. She has
been about much with ber brother. Lord
Hyde, one of the best known young men In
society. It appears that Lady Edith has
also received a proposal from a suitor who
has no claims to such huge wealth as the
Astors, but who possessed a title. There
Is a vast amount of guessing as to which
she will choose of these, who are a'court
lng, or whether she will choose either.
Unlike hie father, young Waldorf Astor
Is an American citizen. He does not fol
low the example of his father and renounce
his citizenship here. He was officially rec
ognized as an American citizen when he
was recognized by Surrogate Thomas in
New York City as a trustee of the vast
John Jacob Astor estate. The young man
has, however, lived In England ever since
he waa a boy and Is very English in his
ways and Ideas, socially and politically.
He Is a good oarsman, a fine horseman and
an ardent huntsman, who very nearly won
the lnter-varslty polnt-to-potnt steeple
chase last year. He has recently taken up
with politics and Is a follower of Lord
Roseberry. He was very anxious to volun
teer as a soldier and go ta the Boer war,
but his father refused to allow him to do
so. He was keenly disappointed, because
all his college chums enlisted and he real
ized that he lost caste among his associates.
Young Astor was born In New York City,
but knows little or nothing about bis na
tive city. He la a handsome, athletic fel
low. He waa a college friend of the son
of Lord Roseberry and it was in that way
that he became Interested in politics.
Francis Hyde Villlers, C. B., an uncle of
Lady Edith, waa at one time prominently
mentioned as the probable successor of the
late Sir Julian Pauncefote as ambassador
to the United States. He has been as
sistant under secretary of state for foreign
Aged North Carolinians Commit Sui
cide Where They Wooed In
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The tragic
suicide of the two Americans, Mr. and
Mrs. Vaughn, formerly of North Carolina,
at Ouchy, on Lake Geneva, last week, is
the talk of the American colony here. A
long letter written by Vaughn, explaining
the motive of the double suicide, was
found on a table of the room In which the
couple sought death. , .
It was a pitiful story of hard luck, In
termingled with tragic romance. Thirty
years ago thy. were married in Switzer
land and rented the same cottage in which
they were found dead. Their bodies were
discovered in their former bridal chamber.
After their marriage, both being well off.
they spent two years In Europe and later
returned home. Though natives of North
Carolina, they removed to Portland, Ore.,
and there Vaughn embarked In various
business enterprises, which prospered.
After twenty-five years of married happi
ness. In - which eight children were born
to them, troubles came thick and fast.
Their eight children died within three
years. The youngest son, after accident
ally shooting hts eldest brother, himself
met death in a mill explosion. Six months
later a favorite daughter died of typhoid
fever contracted while nursing her hus
band, who also succumbed to the disease.
The husband of another daughter embez
zled funds Intrusted to his care and In
order to save him Vaughn was obliged
to make over most of his property.
Finally, broken In health and spirits,
the aged couple, left without a relative
in the world and with just enough money
to keep them from starvation, came to
Europe. They sought rest In Switzerland,
the scene of tbelr romantic courtship,
The modest ivy-clad cottage which tbey
bad occupied as bride and bridegroom, by
chance empty, they rented, hoping to find
there aolace from their many griefs, but
InsteaL Vaughn's letter said, the mem
ortes of the past became unendurable and
they determined to end everything.
Warsaw Bank's Deposit Goes t'p In
One Little Cnrl of Turkish
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram SpeclaT Telegram.) Fourteen
thousand dollars for a cigarette. Thla is
the price which, according to dispatches
just received, a bank employe of Warsaw.
Poland, inadvertently paid for one brief
smoke. This boy, Constantln Kardax, w
going to the Imperial bank with a bundle
of bills In bis pocketbook amounting to
$14,000 that he was to deposit there, when
he waa accosted by a personage elegantly
dressed who asked him to show him to the
Imperial bank, as he wished to have a
check cashed there. "I am going there my
self," replied Constantln, "We can go to
The offer of a cigarette accepted without
question was the Immediate recompense of
his courtesy.
Scarcely was the cigarette consumed
when the bank employe, taken with a sud
den Illness, fainted In the arms of his com
panion. When, some minutes later, he
opened his eyes in a drug store, whither he
had been carried, he remarked the disap
pearance of his pocketbook and his com
panion at the same moment. The strange
odor of the cigarette that Constantln had
preaerved between his fingers attracted the
attention of the druggist and analysis re
vealed that he bad been the victim of a
robbery through a narcotic.
Boat and His Brothers Seem Destined
to Lose In Their Election
(Copyrfght. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The commis
sion appointed by the' Houae to examine
into the circumstances of Bonl Caatel-
lane s election baa recommended an in
qulry by 17 to 1$ votea. His brother,
Stanislaus Castellans, fared even worse,
it being unanimously recommended that
his election be annulled. The caae of the
third brother, Jan, has not yet been
reached, but the committee reporter says
the evidence will render validation of. the
election Impossible,
Uncle Sam Takes Beoond Race of the Great
Regatta at Kiel.
Emperor William Has Hade Event Host
Brilliant ef Year.
Many of Them Are French, British, Swed
ish, Danish and American.
Objects to Awarding; American Yacht
Gold Cnp on Gronnd thnt It
Started from Wrong Side
of Booy.
KIEL, Germany, June 28. Emperor Wll
lam haa made the Kiel regatta the most
brilliant yachting event in Europe this
year. The Engllsn yacntsmen agree tnst it
surpasses the Cowes meetings which have
occurred during the two years of the South
African war. Under his majesty's per
sonal stimulus 100 racing craft were
brought together, a quarter of them being
French, British, Swedish, Danish and
American vessels.
Most of them' are small raters, but ten
or twelve are large vessels and represent
some of the best work of the British and
American builders. Emperor William's
judicious distribution of the Invitations
made the event distinctly international.
About twenty beautiful gold and silver
cups, the prizes In this regatta, are set on
table at the Yacht club. Nine of thera
are gifts of his majesty, the emperor, end
Prince Henry of Prussia. The American
participation has been a disappointment,
because Prince ' Henry personally Invited
several members of the New York Yacht
club. But months before that Intimations
of Emperor William's desires were con
veyed to yachtsmen in the United States.
His majesty called on Mrs. Ogden Goe-
let on Nahma. Thursday. She, following
custom, first left her cards on board the
Imperial yacht Hohenzollerit: The em
peror was Jolly and chatty while on Mrs.
Goelet'a yacht. He remarked that he had
been on board of many yachts, but Nahma
was the finest he had seen.
Rlggs' Yncht Wins Second.
Uncle Sam, owned by F. B. Rlggs of New
York, today won Its second race at the
regatta and the kalser'a gold cup, beat
ing Mimosa of the Hamburg club by
eleven seconds and Hansa of Lubeck by
three minutes and thirty-five seconds.
There were seventeen starters and the
course waa the same as that over which
Uncle Sam sailed a winning race last
The finish of the contest was a long
luffing match. Mimosa led by two length
until within fifty meters of the finish line,
when It luffed under the lee of a bill and
lost the breeze, while Uncle' Bam squared
away. and crossed the line, eleven seconds
In front of Mimosa.
The conditions of the . contest for the
kaiser's gold cup were not, aa Jiaa been
before stated, three out of four races, but
two out of three, the fourth race being
for a consolation prize.
After the finish of today's race . the
owners of Mimosa entered a protest against
the prize being awarded to Uncle Sam on
the ground that that yacht started from
the wrong elde of the buoy, and a snapshot
photograph was submitted to the com
mlttee In proof of the assertion. This
photograph showed what purported to be
Uncle Sam starting outside the buoy.
Protest Turned Down.
J. Hopkins Smith, jr., of Harvard, 1902,
commodore of the Harvard yacht club, and
G. Barclay Rives, third secretary of the
United States embassy at Berlin, who sailed
Uncle Sam, are positive they crossed
the line on the proper side of the buoy and
their statements were accepted. Later It
was shown also that the photograph sub
mitted to the committee was a picture of
John Bull, an English contestant In the
When this was brought out, the owners
of Mimosa quite agreed that they were
In error in making the protest. The mem
bers of the yacht club express pleasure
that Uncle Sam won, as they think the
result will stimulate American Interest In
Kiel regattas.
George Von L. Meyer, the United States
ambassador to Italy, telegrapha that he
will arrive here tonight on a pleasure trip.
The action of Emperor William in creat
Ing King Edward an admiral a la suite In
the Oerman navy was cau-ylng out an In
tended coronation honor, but' ia was also
designed to Indicate In the most public
manner the emperor's sympathy and es
teem for his uncle.
French Senators Fear They Conldn't
Do Depended on with Two
Years Service.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, June 28. (New York World Ca-
blegram Special Telegram.) Political in
terest continues In the discussion In the
Senate of the bill reducing compulsory
military service to two Instead of three
years, which la the requirement of ths
present law. Minister of War Andre sup
ported the bill In a remarkable speech. In
which he said that two years, is now suffi
cient to turn out capable soldiers, even
In the military service, and that a demo
crattc state should not require a longer
term of service from citizens In time of
Premier Combes said the whole cabinet
Indorsed the measure. Its opponents, he
declared, are reactionaries, whose chief
argument Is not that ths soldier may not
become proficient in the two years, but
that the period Is too short for him to
Imbibe the proper military spirit.
Senator Halllgln, tn reply, voiced the
real fears of ths opponents of the reduc
tion by saying that, while soldiers can be
fitted to fight foreign enemies In two years
unless they are kept long enough to im
bibe the true military contempt for every
thing unrelated to the army, they cannot
be relied upon to repress disturbances at
horns. Another opponent of the bill re
called recent Instances where soldiers of
even three years' service refused to fire
upon strikers.
Another reform measure which stands
next upon ths republican program la the
abolition of military justice In time of
peace. Premier Combee is of the opinion
that apeclal military courts tend to breed
the idea that the army and navy depart
meats are euperlor to ordinary laws. The
common law, he said. Is good enough for the
postmaster and the school teacher and
I anould also turn c4 tor the soldier.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Sunday and Monday,
1 London Is Rejoicing Now.
Cohans In a Bad Pliant.
American Boat Wins Gold Cnp.
I'nlon Foellle Machinists Strike.
9 Filipino Army Only n Mob.
Morgan on Panama Cnnal.
8 More Friends of Snpreme Conrt.
Hoaewater. Talks with President.
Congressman Bntler Turned Out.
4 Multiplies Tnsahle Valuation.
South Omaha Sews.
Steel Workers Get an Increase.
n Week In Omnha Society.
T nate War Is Not Improbable,
Bonrd Now Considering Tax Bate.
A Council Bluffs and Iowa News.
9 Sportlnst Events of n Day.
Miss Morrison Convicted.
11 Sporting Review of the Week.
14 Woman's World and Work.
lit Amusements and Music.
16 Story "Barbara of Ollerton."
17 King Ak-Sar-Ren Mrnnced.
Tree Planter's Mission.
Ruthless Slaughter of Elk.
Jews and Primroses.
1" Editorial.
19 t'ncle Sam's Leaal Guide.
The Day We Celebrate.
Sootblna Patriots with Money.
22 To Clear n Soldier's Name.
23 Markets and Financial.
84 Omahans Invent In Idnho Lnnds.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday I
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a n. m ...... R.I a p, m IW
Ta. m nil 3 m ...... BT
8 n. m ...... (in 4 p. ni ...... (IT
9 a. ra 511 ft p. in...... BT
10 a. m BB e) p. iu...... BT
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13 m BU
Found I'nconsclons on the Sidewalk
and Now Dying at the
Clark Mayer, a mall clerk on the Burling
ton road, was found unconscious dying on
the sidewalk in front of the Creston house
saloon In Council Bluffs shortly after mid
night. There was an ugly wound under his
right eye, from which blood was flowing
He was taken to St. Bernard's hospital.
where his death Is momentarily expected.
He wae found by former Alderman Brown
and County Surveyor Cook.
There le every indication that It Is a case
of murder, but both the motive and the
parties guilty of the crime are a mystery
at this time. The last seen of Mayer be
fore he was found on the sidewalk was
when he left the saloon at twenty minutes
to 12 o'clock. According to Martin Morten
sen, the bartender In the saloon, Mayer
had been spending the evening in the place
in company with friends and left when the
Tlactfas 'closed for the" Bight a few min
utes before 12. No one has appeared tip
to the present who can tell anything of
what happened between that time and when
he was found unconscious on the sidewalk.
Two Bohemians Killed and Four
Others Are Injured Near
WALLIS, Tex., June 28. Late yesterday
a tornado struck a Bohemian settlement
near here, killing several persons and in
juring many others. The known dead are:
The seriously Injured;
John Vioclovsky.
Mrs. John Viaclovaky.
Ignace Hranlcky.
The first list is Incomplete, but as the
houses are scattered, Is as full now as can
be bad.
Many houses were blown to pieces and
the crops were laid waste. The storm
crossed the Brazos river and It is reported
that several negroes were killed near
Slmonton, though this has not been con
firmed. The tornado waa the same that
wrecked the Southern Pacific freight train
at East Bernard, on which five trainmen
were hurt.
Conductors and Trainmen Agree on
Terms Which Are Practically
a Consolidation.
KANSAS CITY. June' 28. (Special Tele
gram.) The Joint conference of the Order
of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen, which haa been
session in Kansas City for a week, haa
ended and the delegates left for their homes
today. One of the delegates said:
"The conference was in line with the
general trend of the age. In these days
organizations with similar objects are
joined into one larger body."
"Did the conference effect a consolidation
of the conductors and trainmen?" bs was
"Well, yes, practically," be replied
"They will be governed by one advisory
board. I cannot tell you anything more.
P. H. MorrlBsey, head of the Brotherhood
of Trainmen, refused to make any state
Mlehael Bnrka Goes Home Intoxicated
and Stnrts Trouble, Ead
Ingr la Death.
BT. JOSEPH, Mo., June 28. Michael
Burke, a rich farmer residing nesr Craig,
Mo., sixty miles north of this city, was
shot and mortally wounded today by his
wife, a pistol bullet passtn gthrough bis
brain. Burke was under the Influence of
liquor, having arrived home from a visit
to Craig. He was acting ugly and started
In to thrash a hired man. His wife Inter
fered and became the object of his wrath
and a vicious assult. She fired but one
Burlington to Change Track.
BCRLINOTON. Is., June 28. The Chi
eago, Burlington 4t Qulncy railroad w
attempt tomorrow to change 100 mil
of narrow gauge track to standard gauge
in eight hours time. Hundrede of men
have been placed along the road for
purpose of shifting the man miles
Union Pacifio Machinists and Helper.
Decide to Go Out.
At Conference Cempany Eofum to Grant
Demands of Men.
Boilermakers and Machinists Determined U
light Together.
Operating Officials of the Railroad,
H,,'e'i Declare that Strike
Will Not Serlonsly Km.
barrass the Company.
Union Pacific Employes Idle.
Machinist R(MI
, ... 4M
.... IT
Total '
Labor trouble In the I'nlon Tactile ahona
reached a crisis Saturday Just before noon,
when the conference between officials snd
a committee from the Machinists union
raueo to agree on terms of settlement
and the machinists tentatively declared a
strike. The formal order for a nrl
strike to extend over the entire system
will be Issued by President O'Connell of
the International Association of Machinists
at Wanhlngton. The action of the union
here was Indorsed by a telegram from
President O'Connell, received at 2:30 Sat.
urday afternoon.
Originally there were 500 machinists em
ployed in the Union Pacific shops and 400
helpers. Ninety-eight per cent of these
nre members of the union and will co
operate with and be governed by the strike
order, and the union officials declare they
can control the remaining 2 per cent of
non-union men. As a matter of fact.
there were not over seventy-five or 100
machinists and helpers in the active service
of the company when the strike was de
cided upon, as the large majority had
been discharged during the week, 187 on
Friday, the day before the ultimatum was
received. So while all the 900 men are
really on a strike, provided the union can
control the 2 per cent of non-union men,
not over 100 had the privilege of walking
out when the crisis was reached.
Fifteen Hundred Men on Strike.
With the entire number of Union Pa.
clfic bollermakers under strike orders, the
combined number of strikers Is In the
neighborhood of 1,200. The bollermakers
and machinists have avowed their Inten
tion of standing together throughout this
struggle. The bollerroakera were Jubilant ,
when they heard of the action of the ma
chinists and both organizations are confi
dent of winning their fight--O
the niher hand, the -ompany la
calmly indifferent to the sanguine disposi
tion of the strikers, believing that when
the smoke of the battle clears away the
result will be a Union Paciflo triumph. '
The officials atlll assert that their inter
ests are not In Jeopardy and can be safe
guarded under present conditions for an
indefinite period. Theyl are not viewing
the likelihood of a prolonged and disas
trous struggle with grave apprehensions.
The strike of the machinists It the out
come of long pending difficulties and the
direct result of a conference between the
officials and the machinists' committee at
Union Pacific headquarters Saturday.
Conference with Ofllcluls.
The committee, beaded by Vice President
T. L. Wilson from St. Paul, Minn., repre
senting the ternational organization, and
Vice President W. Webster of Evanston,
Wyo., representing the various unions over
the Union Pacific system, met General Man
ager E. Dickinson and Superintendent of
Motive Power W. R. McKeen, jr., in the
tatter's office at 8:15 Friday afternoon,
immediately upon the departure of the
car builders' committee, who had effected
amicable terms with the officials. The
machinists were cordially received, their .
demands accepted and they were told to
call at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
Saturday's meeting was slightly delayed,
but the men got together before noon and
within five minutes the conference wae
over, all negotiations at an end and tha
machinists ready for a strike. They were
unable to agree upon terms.
The fallowing six propositions were sub
mitted by the machinists:
1. Reinstatement of all local and district
officers discharged by the company.
8. Knforeement of the agreement signed
by both sides a month ago.
3. A general increase of 10 per cent.
4. No piecework.
6. Recognition of the International As
sociation of Machinists.
6. Protest against working with "scab'
Officials and Men Differ.
The company and the machinists com
mittee each gives a different version as
to the action upon these six propositions.
The machinists declare that they were all
summarily rejected. The company officials
affirm that they were willing to grant all
the propositions except the one pertaining
to piecework. One of the officials, discuss
ing the matter, eald:
"The men simply were too unreasonable
to confer. We were ready to accede ta
every demand except the one asking us to
discard piecework. That we insisted on
and it looked to us that, having shown a
disposition to grant five cut of their six
propositions, they m'ght have afforded ore
concession. We did not, oa a mailer of
fact, grant any of the conceeslons aiiked,
for the reason that when we declined to
give in on the plecewo.k proposition th
men said that settled the whole matter."
Statement of Strikers.
The strikers' representative mad this .
"The official were unreasonable. They
refused to entertain a single proposition
advanced and there was nothing left for
us to do but submit to the Inevitable
strike. This we have done and we promise
the railroad that we are In the fight to a
finish, prepared for a long and bitter
struggle, if necessary,
"The officials knew that we could sot
accept piecework, as the constitution ef
our international organization forbids It.
and, furthermore, we could not make fair
wages under that sort of system."
Origin of tha Tranbl.
The origin of the Union Pacific labor
troubles was in the closing of ths foundry
by the company, by which 120 melders snd
helpers were thrown out of employment.
The next step wss the strike of the boiler
makers, 100 of whom walked out In different
,saops over the system because tha, wanted