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The Omaha Sunday Bee.
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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1902-TAVENTY-EOUR TAPES.
SINGLE COPY EIVE CENTS.
MISUAPS OF MIGHTY
Soma of the Lndiorcni Things Connected
with Coronation Coming Out
EARL CADOGAN FALLS FLAT ON HIS BACK
Beam of Staff of lootland Drops it on Bald
Haad of Lord Chamberlain.
DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE TAKES TUMBLE
Zing Itepi in Bttiring Bsam Long Enough
to Get a Biaoar,
QUEEN GRACIOUS TO MISS ROTHSCHILD
Vow that Oltnoir of Die Event ' Is
Over tbe Little Incidents Art
Attraction; Attention oC
Proas and Public.
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Aug. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The coun
tess of Essex, tbe who before marriage was
Hiss Adele Grant of New York, carried off
tbe palm for beauty and style among the
peeresses at the coronation, many experts
In such matters assert. Bhe looked ex
ceedingly charming and wore a Charles I
eurl hanging in. front of her shoulder, which
the countess of Warwick alone has hereto
fore done successfully.
Some hitherto unpublished Incidents of
tbe coronation are worthy of being rescued
from oblivion. When King Edward went
to the steward's chapel for the final rites
he caused considerable uneasiness, as was
cabed to the World at tbe time, by staying
there halt an hour. The fact was that he
withdrew to the retiring room, thoughtfully
provided ' there by the physicians, found
them waiting for him, took oft his crown,
'flung his heavy cloth of gold cape from his
shoulder and threw himself on a couch, ex
claiming, "I am nearly dead. For heaven's
sake give me some whisky and water.",
This transformation from his devotional
demeanor before the congregation in the
abbey to one of abandoned exhaustion was
sudden. But he also thought of his
ancient, feeble acolytes, the archbishop of
Canterbury and J)ean Bradley, who accom
panied him, and Insisted that they each
partake of his sandwiches. But the
octegenarlan archbishop, a teetotaller, re
fused any liquor but water..
Earl Takes a Tumble.
v Earl Cadogan, one of the Knlgbts of the
Gor, who fcers tha Sing's ssscpy, Is rc
treating backward to a chair near the altar'
'misjudged the distance and sat down In the
Vrong place, with the result that he fell
ungracefully on his back. His mishap was
chivalrously covered by a fellow knight, the
earl 'of Roeebery,' who stood in front of
him while Earl Cadogan picked himself up.
''HTbe earl of Crawford, who bore the staff
of Scotland, was overcome by drowsiness,
and the staff slipped from his hand, drop
ping heavily on the perfectly1 bald head of
, ,tbe marquis of Winchester, the lord great
chamberlain, who startled the surrounding
personages by an exclamation not Included
in the service.
But tbe fluchess of Devonshire had the
rorst mishap of all. She tumbled down
three stepa In the gloom on leaving the
abbey, got terribly shaken l and bruised
and, according to one of her noble neigh
bors, "the air was full of broken jewels
Some of the baronesses who were so"
"placed they could see nothing relieved
their feelings by such unreserved criti
cisms on the officials responsible for the
'arrangements that a steward was specially
'sent to command them to keep quiet.
The baronial ' tempers being thoroughly
aroused, they received him with oontumel
oua snorts of defiance and .he withdrew
Miss Addle Rothschild sister of the late
'Baron Ferdinand, who waa an Intimate
friend of the king was the recipient of
especial favor at the hands of the queen.
Miss Rothschild, being afraid of fatigue
'If she waited to see the queen crowned
from the queen's box, her majesty gave her
a special pass to enable her to Join tbe
procession In her oarriage at her house
on Hyde park corner on the return from
the abbey and to drive to Buckingham
palace to see the queen before she removed
CROKER STILL EXPERIMENTS
"Will Try a New Hare Trainer1 and
Another Steward for Ills
Dalrr Farm. ' .
(Copyright. 106, by Press Publishing Co.)
WANTAGE, England, Aug. 16. (New
York Cablegram Special Telegram.)
Richard Croker baa parted with Trainer
.Charles Reiff. and will probably bring an
other trtlner from the United States after
ills vteit there this fall.
Mr. Croker la. In such good health, ap
parently, that he does not need to take
the continental euro this season.
. Bis son Bertie, tor whom the dairy farm
was started, has gone to America for a
vacation. The dairy farm is engaging, a
stood deal of Mr. Croker's attention. He is
now convinced that the enterprise did not
get a fair start and that accounta for the
results being so unsatisfactory. He In
tends to Install a perfectly competent man
ager, having for the Drat time since be
came to Letcotnbe consulted some of his
experienced neighbors. .
The other day hla steward had his farm
carta painted with tbe name "Richard
Croker. Esq." The boss was wild when
he saw It. and Instantly had the "esq" ob
literated. GIBSON TURNS MATCHMAKER
Sfceeeasfolly Intercedes In Behalf of
On of His Former
(Copyright, IMS. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Aug. 16. (New York World Cm..
Vegram Special Telegram.) Charles Dana
Gibson, who sailed back Wednesday, found
one of his former French models here, a
bright girl of 22, ou the verge of despair
because her fiance s family strenuously ob
Jected to her choice, and the fellow was
Inclined to break the engagement rather
than antagonise hit aged mother.
Mr. uioson interceded for tbe young
woman, .vouching for ber good character.
and hla repeated eloquent pleas so Im
pressed the young man's mother that she
consented to the match. Mr. Oibson said
to ,a World correspondent before leaving
"This affair has upset all MY Paris plana.
I nave had uu liiuo fui vli'ucr tuiutwa ur
pleasure, but I feel that I have dona a good
work, aavtd the girl front suicide or worse
and given' tha fellow tbe best wife he could
CHARGES FRAUD AT LOURDES
French F.aaineer Aaaerta Only Small
'Part of Water Sold Comes
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Aug. 1. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Louis Probst,
a government engineer, asserts that th
most of the water used to give the pil
grims at Lourdes does not flow from the
grotto, where the virgin is said to have
appear, but Is brought from a river In
a neighboring cave through subterranean
ptpea, said to have been secretly laid by
monks years ago. Engineer Probst occu
pies a high position here and Is a firm
believer In the Roman Catholic religion.
A year ago he took his wife, who was
a (Hie tod with a malady the doctors had
pronounced Incurable, to Lourdes, expecting
a cure by a miracle, but as soon ss she
plunged Into-the tank she died. While the
arrangements for her funeral were being
made the engineer spent several days in
observation. He noticed that the water
used In the bottling department did not
taste like that In the grotto, and It oc
curred to him that the enormous quanti
ties consumed could not be furnished by
the scant grotto spring. Afterward be got
authority from the government to Investi
gate, and nowN he has made a report, in
which he gives a chart of underground
channels I and analyses showing different
chemical elements in the waters.
Last year nearly 8.000,000 pilgrims went
to Lourdes, and the monks In charge con
tributed 1250,000 to Bt. Peter's papal fund
besides buying more lands and buildings.
Lourdes was a mere hamlet fifteen years
ago. Today it la a beautiful, olidly built
city of 8.000 Inhabitants.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16. The recent Im
portation Into New York of seven cases of
water from tbe famous spring at the Shrine
of Lourdes, France, caused much trouble
to tbe customs authorities of the port In
deciding whether it was dutiable or not.
The board of appraisers, of which ex-Judge
Somerville is the head, examined witnesses
and have reported:
"It (the Lourdes water) is not used as
a beverage, and It possesses no mineral
qualities snd Is not medicinal. It Is taken
by certain religious societies, only a few
Arops at a time, In faith and confidence,
being supposed, to possess remarkable heal
ing qualities In cases of sickness.
We And. accordingly, that the water Is
ordinary water, without mineral qualities,
and is not, therefore, mineral water In the
meaning of the law."
The remarkable feature about this Is that,
while the water from Lourdes Is declared
to be nondutlable, the report upholds the
collecting of a duty of 34 cents a gallon and
1 cent for each glass bottle containing It,
on the ground that In making bis protest
the Importer, who Is believed to be a
nrtest. based his objection 4n section ( of
the tariff code, which deals with raw or
unmanufactured articles, when he should
have Deferred to section 614, which gives
tha tree Hat.
DISLIKES AMERICAN CUSTOMS
People of This Country Can Return
Compliment to Mar Toho and
(Copyright, 1908. .by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Aug. 16. (Newi York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Captain Put
nam Bradlee Strong has a notion that he
wants to settle in the Azores and live
there in seclusion, except for frequent trips
to picturesque places, devoting hut time to
writing a book entitled "What I Have
Seen." May Yohe opposes going to the
Azores, preferring to return to Japan to
live there permanently.
After Miss Yohe. Joined Strong In Lisbon
she wrote to a friend here: "Our un
derstanding Is now complete. I beg you to
have It stated that the assertions about Mr.
Strong purloining Jewels was made under a
misapprehension of the facts."
The ex-captaln and the ex-actress say
they will get married next month and
never return to America, both ex
pressing utter disgust with American cus
toms. It Is reported that before consent
ing to marry Strong exacted from May a
solemn oath that whatever trouble may over
arise between them she will never drag him
Into a divorce court nor return to the stage.
CONFIDENCE JS MISPLACED
Woman Helps Another Ont of Tronblo
and Is Bobbed by One She
(Copyright, 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, i Aug. 16. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Leonie
Grandlson, said to be a New York girl,
who eloped -three years ago and came to
Paris with Richard Brandrethla, a horse
trainer, is accused of having steadily ab
stracted money from her employer, who
keeps a pastry shop - frequented by fash
lonable Anglo-Americans, in which she was
She wee caught pilfering yesterday and
tearfully explained that her lover was
going home next month and had refused to
take ber unless she would pay for first-
claas ocean passage for both. So she said
she stole a little every day In order not
to be abandoned. A wealthy American
woman, on learning tha tacts, made good
the amount said to have been stolen on the
condition that prosecution would be
dropped, that ths fair culprit would take
a poaltloa as a child's nurse and give up
association with Brandrethla. Leonie ac
cepted the proposition, but today ran off
with some of her benefactress' property and
went to Join her lover at Hamburg.
DIG UP THE BONES OF-GIANTS
Lived Two Theneand Five Hnndred
Years igo, Aecordiasr to a
(Copyright. 19ns. by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. Aug. 16. (Nsw York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) While dig
ging a deep trench near Frankenhauser,
Saxony, aome laborers found bumsn bones
burled In the dry loam. 'The fragments of
a akull were so unusually large that they
sent all the bones to Prof. Glessberg, who
says they show an antiquity of 2,500 years,
and are the remains of three Individuals
each seven feet six Inches.
EDITOR PATTERSON IS ILL
Compelled to Postpone Hla Departnre
from partus on that
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Aug. 16. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial ' Telegram.) Robert W.
Pattersop. the editor of the Chicago Trl
tune. Is lying 111 with lumbago In tbe Hyde
Park hate!. He had latealed to es!! Wednes
day on the steamship Oceanic, but is com
pelled to postpone bis departure. He ex
pects to bo able to sail on Majesilo next
DOINGS OF A DUCHESS
Wifs of Duks of Marlborough to Spend Pivs
Weaki in United 'States.
HIS LORDSHIP NOT ACC0MPANYIN6 HER
Keeping Hit Yaw that Es Would Kertr
Visit This Oonitry Again.
SEVEN YEARS W INTEREST TO HER
Leads a Quiet ' , at Famous Old Falaoe
I 5 dlsnheim.
CATERS Or' SfO MOST EXCLUSIVE SET
Doha It te Host Ploaeant Person
In t? World Perpetually Dla
eontetad nnd Has Great Idea
of His Owa Importance.
(Copyright, 1902. by Preas Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Aug. 16. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The
duchess of Marlborough's visit has been
changed to last five weeks. The fact that
abe Is going unaccompanied by the duke
shows that be is keeping his vow never to
set foot In the United States again. This
will be the duchess' first .return to ber old
home In New York since her marriage In
1895. The Intervening seven years have
been full of strange .and Interesting ex
periences for her.
In the year following her marriage sho
was presented at a queen's drawing room.
when she was literally mobbed by the
great ladles present, causing her tha
greatest embarrassment and confusion.
Her dress was dead white to match the
flowers she .wore, and the had on her fa
mous collar of pearls. One of the strands
came undone and some of the pearls were
lost and never recovered. Mrs. Vander
bllt gave her daughter pearla of great
value. . Oosslps estimate . them worth
$500,000, and she also had a great collec
tion of pink and black pearls which sho
seldom If ever wears.
In tbe autumn of the aame year she
gave her first royal party at Blenheim
for the then prince and princess of Wales,
(now King Edward and Queen Alexandra).
A few days after the royal guests arrived
the news came of tbe death of the duchess'
grandmother, but on receiving a cable dis
patch from her father making no objection,
the party went on as had been arranged,
the duchess, however, dressing In 'simple
black and white. Tbe party on the whole
was not successful, as everything was ar
ranged to go oft like clock work, the com
pelte plans of the visit being written out
each day by the duke and hung up In one
of tbe private sitting rooms. The duchess
was exceedingly shy In those days and the
personification of atlSness, so that the
then princess of Wales found It Impossible
to be In the least friendly with her un
' Leads a Simple Life.
Tha duchess' ,l)fe at Blenheim ha i been
of the simplest sort.. , She seldom has a
big party ataylng there, except members of
the Churchill family, Mrs. George Corn
wallls West and Lord Randolph Churchill
being Invariably asked.
At Christmas theatricals and tableaux
are generally the order of ths evening,
Although tbe duchess never will be an
expert rider to hounds she looks particu
larly well on horseback, principally on ac
count of her neat figure. She Is genuinely
fond of all kinds of sport, which the duke
Is devoted too. He was noted as a rider
at Cambridge, where he was maater of
university drag. Some one once remarked
that his boots and breeches are a dream.
Contrary to expectations, the duchess
has not taken a position In society among
what Is known aa the "smart" young mar
ried women's aet, her Inclinations leading
In the direction of tbe more exclusive set.
Classed with the duchesses of Portland,
Westminster, Buccleuch and others, she is
seldom seen at anything which Is not of
the very best, although she never has been
known to refuse an Invitation savoring of
It is only at the very big royal' parties
that she wears her magnificent pearl and
diamond crown, preferring Instead a small
Jeweled ornament. In the day time her
costumes are of the simplest and neatest
description, except when attending tht
races, then her dresses are more gor
geous than anybody's, and she will either
wear gowns of the ripest old lace or with
a knot of pink or mauve flowers at tbe
bodice and a mass of wonderful embroid
eries. One cloak which she wore all
through the season waa a wrap of sapphire
blus velvet, with trimmings of Russian
a Not la American Bet.
Like some other Americans In England,
she does not care to be classed among the
American set, although she attends the
United States ambassador's Independence
It la a kind of mild erase with her al
ways to hsve some young girl staying in
her house. One time It was Virginia
Fair, who was continually with ths duch
ess. Later Miss Deacon was her constant
companion, both at Blenheim palace and
Farwick house, where the duchess Is stay
ing this sesson.
The duke of Marlborough Is clever and
ambitious, but habitually discontented and
not the most agreeable of helpmates. He
has an overweening sense of his own Im
portance and thinks he should t.k. . t.i.w
political position by mere virtue of his
raua ana ancestry. He la devoid of per
sonal genlalty or charm, or ton ln.i.
bother himself with political entertaining.
woiie me aucneas nas little taste In that
direction. His being passed over for the
Irlah vlceroyalty was a great blow to him.
but the duchess Is said to feel rel laved.
TROOPS DO NOT NEED BRIDGES
French Soldiers Condnct Some Kovel
Esperlmente In Cross.
(Copyright. 190?. by Preea Publlahlng Co.)
PARIS. Aug. 16. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A battalion
of the One Hundred and Thirty-second regi
ment of tbe lln. quartered at Rhelms,
has been making experiments to show thai
rivers can be crossed by troope without
reeortlng to special appliances. In many
parts of the country similar experiments
have of late been carried out, streams
being crossed on rafts or In rough and
ready embarcattona constructed out of ma
terial ready to band. At Rhelms koap-
racKS were cued with hay and then ir
closed in waterproof Urpaulins, and in
this way a raft waa made capable of carry
ing a battalion over a atream 100 feet wide
la aa hour aad a half.
EDUCATION CAUSES LUNACY
Bach Is the Theory Set Oat by a
Learned French Physi
cian. (Copyright. 1902, by Frrse Publishing Co.)
t-Ania, Aug. is. (New mm world ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Dr. Solnera
s just read Before the Academy of Med
Ine a remarkable paper on which he
seeks to establish a co-relation between
the increase of Insanitv and crime anil thn
general diffusion of knowledge. According
nis oaring theory, wnich Is plausibly
lilt on numerously observed facts, edu
ction acta upon certain bralna in such a
way as to produce cerebral disorders
which may be likened to these produced
by poisons , upon ths stomach and intes
tines. Even superficial knowledge, such
as Is Imparted in nrimsrv schools nr ah.
sorbed from a newsnaner. he rtoflr l
sufficient to cause minor crevices In the
gray matter, which are responsible for
many yet uncatalogued forms of lunacy.
Dr. Solnera concludes that this wnrM u
getting too complicated and that Its com
plication is made too constantly present
to every mind by conversations, books,
newspapers and spectacles of the busy
He took a list of tha ihnnpni.l tn.
penlngs of last week to demonstrate his
meory, discussing each case. Among the
Instances cited were tha fnllnin- t
American woman aged 40 suddenly became
Insane while looking at the engines of ths
ocean Ilnor Lorraine.
A farmer In the course of a rorant nn.
troversy mowed off both the legs of his
opponent wun a scythe.
A school teacher, fascinated hw
ing knives. Jumped lnte a huge clay mixer
in a porcelain factory and was chopped
up like sausage meat.
A miller, suddenlv seized with an ln.n
frenzy while watching tbe swlft-movlng
flour rollers, precipitated Into the machine
his own 6-year-old child. whn !,.
ground before the belt slipped owing to
me cnoaing resistance.
Two Russians, man and wife, were rac
ing in an automobile down a itun moun
tain along a precipice when the woman ex
claimed: "What if we should swerve?"
Her companion before he could resist the
impulse obeyed some Insane suggestion
provoked by the remark and whirl h.
machine abruptly into an ih t.-
was killed and his wife was severely In
Dr. Solnera mentioned mm nth in
stances from which he argued that the hu
man race now is oom posed mostly of la
tent lunatics, whose individual lunacy may
remain inoffensive until death or may
break loose suddenly under a combination
of condltlona not yet acientlflcally deter
mined. COURT THE AFRICAN SOLDIER
General of Abysalnlan Armies Re
turns After Heine; Feted and
Dined In Europe, '
(Copyright. 19(8, by Preag Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Aug. 16. (New York World
Cablegram 8peclal Telegram.) Raa (field
marshal) Makonnen. tha envnv nt ,.
negus, king of kings, of Abyssinia to the
coronation or King Edward, is now well
oo hla way home, aft :t iv'g been much
courted during his star m r.ii.i. ..
France. He probably will succeed to the
mrone or ADyssinia. He Is the choice of
the childless Negus Menelek. Whose kins
man he Is and whose niece is his wife.
The raa Is tha commandar of n t, . .
slnian forcee and has provsd his superior
ability as a warrior on numeroua occa
sions, notably when he inflicted a crushing
u?im on toe itauan army a few years ago
Augustus B. Wylde describe fh - --
"by far the cleverest and most enlightened
man Aoyssmia now possesses."
When Ras Makonnen was entertained at
luncheon In the Mansion House h th.
mayor of London two young Americana
of the party attracted some attention.
They were Tyler Morse, the son of the late
Congressman Leopold Morse of Boston,
and hla brother, Isidore Morse, the latter
oi wnom recently returned from a big
game expedition In Abyssinia, where he
made the acquaintance of Negus Menelek
and waa a favorite at the court.
MAKES IT WARM FOR A MASHER
American Woman la Paris
Knows How to Caro for
(Copyria-ht. 1903. by. Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Aug. 16. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Mrs. Mar
garet Sidney, a beautiful and athletlo young
matron from Minneapolis, sat alone yes
terday at a table In the Armenonvllle pa
vilion, a stylish ODen-air rMimnnt i .v..
Bols de Boulogne, awaiting her huaband.
wuo evidently nad been belated beyond ex
pectation. Seelnr tha woman Inn. -
who was dining at tbe next table smirked.
and, gradually growing bolder, finally raiaed
hla glasa aa If drinking her health.
Mrs. Sldnev called ltr nA nrAA
htm to tell the "masher" to cease his an
noyance. Tbe man resented the waiter's
Intervention rather loudly, went smiling In
a superior way to the American woman's
table, and said: "Now, dear girl, don't abe
looiisn. ueiore ne couia say anything
further Mrs. EIHn.v flaw im i i - -. i
-- , it., m vinci
spring, andv with a stalwart blow In tbe
lueiu, kdl iue leuow sprawling. An uproar
filled the place immediately.
After a brief explanation the "masher"
waa given his hat and ordered to get out.
Ha refused to rtva hla nam hut Dn
parently belonged to the English "smsrt"
society. Mr. Sidney appeared soon after
wsra, ana, in oraer to avoid notice, both
drove away to dine elsewhere.
RICH PRIZE GOES TO A WOMAN
Reward for Conrasje and Saorlflces In
Behalf of SnsTerlna;
(Copyright. 190J, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Aug. 16. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The French
academy has awarded the Audlffred prize
of 15,000 francs (13.000) to a woman, Mms.
Meyrler, wife of the French consul at
Dlabklr. Tbe consul and his wife were In
that town at the time of tbe Armenian mas
sacres in 1895. Mme. Meyrler sheltered,
fed and cared for more than 700 Armenian
refugees In tbe consulats building, which
was beselged for. some time, M. Meyrler
and hla start repulsing the Turkish assail
ants. This lasted ten days and when all
Immediate danger had disappeared tbe Ar
menians left ahowerlng bleasing on tbe head
of their saviors. Six months later Mme.
Meyrler led a caravan of 600 Christians to
ths eoaat, a fortnight's journey. The va
liant woman led the ' band on horseback
with ber French children following on a
litter and passed with ber party through
tbe midst of the hostile tribes. She reached
the coaat In safety with all refugeea under
her care. -
CASTRO HAS PROTEST
Sayi German Claim Should Be Adjuited by
Ytnetnelas Courta, I
INTEGRITY OF THE HEMISPHERE AT STAKE
Believes That All Western Bepublics Are
Qreatly Interested in Affair,
THINKS MANY CLAIMS ARE EXAGGERATED
Deolares Germany Has Vet Hade Legal
Argument, but Simple Demands.
KAISER SUGGESTS COURT OF ARBITRATION
Thinks Conference Should Do Held Be
tween German Diplomatic Agent
aad Venesnelaa Minister to
Effect a Settlement.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16. The Herald's cor
respondent at Wlllemstad, Curacoa,
cables that af memorandum has been de
livered to the German minister In Cara
cas, Venezuela, and confidentially to the
representatives of all the friendly powers.
This memorandum was an answer to the
note transmitted last December by Am
bassador ' von Holleben to the United
The German note was not officially
known to President Castro until the
present time. The kaiser's government
In the note Informed tbe United States of
its intention to occupy a Venezuelan port,
in order to enforce the payment of Gor
President Castro's answer to that note
is noted by members of his government
as a strong document. He contends that
Germany has not respected Venexuela'a
right to legislate both for Venesuelan cltl
sens and for foreigners residing in Vene
zuela. Castro insists that the claims of
the Germans and other foreigners tor
damages during the civil wars should be
presented to and decided only by Vene
zuelan courts. '
Germany maintains that satisfaction can
not be. obtained In that way, owing to the
well known and peculiar characteristics
of Venezuelan courts, which are President
The kaiser's government contends that
the claims should be settled by conferences
between -a German diplomatic agent and
the Venezuelan minister of foreign affairs,
and in case of a disagreement tbe matter
should be referred to The Hague interna
tional court of arbitration.
President Castro's memorandum declares
that the German claims have becu uai
gerated, and contains a list of references
to authorities on international law to sup
port the government's arguments.
It is declared that Germany has not
made a legal argument, but simply a series
of demands, to the validity of which Vene
In conclusion, the Venezuelan memoran
dum says the government presents to the
German empire and to tha friendly powers
(U protest, agalast4hV IfUas. imputations
and purposes of the German note of De
cember 11, and declares that this protest
It asserts that Venezuela, aa an Inde
pendent nation, objects to ths motive of
Ambassador Holleben's communication to
the United States government, and consid
ers that the note. In Ita political aspect
and general character, affecta the Integrity
of the rights of the American hemisphere
an Integrity which all American republics
must uphold, and for the strengthening of
which two International congresses have
met through the Influence of the United
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. American in
terests in Venezuela are being guarded
carefully by the navy. A cablegram was
received at the Navy department reporting
the arrival of the Cincinnati at La Ouayra.
Another dispatch reported the arrival this
morning of Topeka at Curacoa.
Castro Still Holds Porto Cabello.
Definite Information waa received at the
Navy department from Commander Nickels
of Topeka, dated Porto Cabello, which cor
rected the misapprehension which arose out
of the garbled dispatches received Thursday
last, from which the department assumed
and announced that Porto Cabello had
fallen Into the hands of ths revolutionists.
Yesterday when It appeared from a mors
careful study of the dispatches that a pos
sible misconstruction had been placed upon
It, Acting Secretary Darling cabled Com
mander Nickels, asking whether the de
partment's construction wss correct. A re
ply dsted yesterday, received this morning,
read aa follows: "No. Everything Is quiet
at Porto Cabello. Will sail for Curscoa for
coal and stores and start tonight. A Ger
man man-of-war will remain here during
It Is apparent from the above dispatch
that tbe forces of Castro' still hold Porto
Cabello. Topeka aalled laat night In ac
cordance with advlcea sent by Commander
Nickels and according to a dispatch re
ceived today arrived at Curacoa, which is
only a few hours' run from Porto Cabello.
After taking coal and supplies aboard he
will return to Porto Cabello and In the
meantime the German warship will look
after American, German and other foreign
Interests at that port.
Ths cruiser Cincinnati left Barcelona laat
nlgbt and arrived at La Ouayra today.
Commander McLean in reporting his arrival
stated that he had left everything quiet at
Barcelona. Both Cincinnati and Marietta
are now at La Ouayra. No Information has
been received from Commander McLean as
to his reasons for leaving Barcelona at this
time. Under general Instructions hs is
permitted to go where his presence may
seem necessary, but generally speaking his
movements are practically tinder control
of tbe American minister.
Two Warships on the Scene.
Several days sgo Minister Bowes was tel
egraphing in all directions for a warahip to
come to La Guayra and on Thursday he re
ported to the State department that he had
been unable to reach either Marietta or
Cincinnati. It la aurmlaed that he finally
secured communication with both of them
about the same time and that both Com
mander McLean of Cincinnati and Com
mander Rogers of Marietta hastened to re
spond to his urgent appeal. Tbe rasult is
he now has two ships at his service.
The United Statea minister at Caracas,
Venezuela, has telegraphed the Department
of State that he has reliable Information
to the effect that there la no blockade of
the porta of Carupano. Cano Colorado and
La Guayra. At Cludad Bolivar, however,
the blockade la effective. The government
troops have shown great courtesy to non
combatants la the Orinoco region and re
ports ssy that revolutionists havs been
equally tnavnanimous at Cludad Bolivar,
where food supplies are plenty.
The foregoing dispatch probably refers to
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Sunday
1 Mlahapa of the Coronation.
Doing nt Dnrheas of Marlnnrongh.
Castro Protests Against Action.
Review of Tlrltlah KJeet.
8 Thousand Greet Oompera.
Democrat Xante Hitchcock.
Emperor fanaea Commotion.
Olft from Tope to President.
8 5cwa from Over Nebraska.
Flaht tor the Fair Eatate.
4 nia F.Iain Creamery Fall.
, Forming a Mounted Marching Club
B Takes Several fthote at Policeman.
Month Omaha Newa.
Picnic of the Scottish Clone.
6 Week In Omaha Social Circles.
T General Hale Tnlka of Volunteers.
Street Railway Men Oritanlalna.
Men Leaving; the Cheyenne Shops.
8 Conncll Bluff and Iowa Kews.
10 Sporting- Events of a Day.
11 Weekly Sporting; Review.
13 Omaha's Home tor Y. W. C. A.
Troubles Told to the Police,
Famous Gem thnt Have Been Lost.
City May Ilolld Market Hoaae.
14 It. tha Domain of Woman.
16 Amusements and Music.
IT Plnns for the Naval Maneuvers.
Wild Cat Insurance.
Liquor Joints In Maine.
1 Healthful Joys of Welkin.
Monument to Coronn'do'a Memory.
Favorites of Fortune.
Pope of tha Negro Racev
0 Story, "Thoroughbred."
21 Markets and Financial.
4 Plenitude of Keiahborhood Rows.
Active Demand for Money,
Temperaturo at Omaha Yesterday!
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TO BUY THE GREAT WESTERN
Community of Interests Seek Hold on
Road, Which Causes Consterna
tion In T radio Circles.
CHICAGO. Aug. 16. (Special Telegram.)
Traffic officials of western lines have
thrown up their hands to President Stlck
ney of the Great Western, and a combined
move is on which may result In the sale
of the Great Western to someone repre
senting the communlty-of-interests. All the
traffic officials of western lines have united
In an appeal to their presidenta, and
through them to the various boards of man
agement. It has corns to the question of buying
the Great Western oc suffering rate de
moralization continually. A mention is
also current to the fsct that the Great
Western Is daily becoming more powerful
as a rate disturber. President Stlckney
no longer has a weak road back of him
and railroad officials are beginning to realize
that tbe Great Western Is getting to be
a strong line.
W'hen lts brwDoc.es are completed to
Omaha and Sioux City, the Great Western
will have the entire Missouri river terri
tory at Ita mercy. If, therefore, President
Stickney cares to cell he will no doubt
soon be given an opportunity to do so.
GUARDS AND STRIKERS CLASH
Attempt to Expel Idle Workmen from
Cheyenne Yards Results In
Open Flaht. '
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 16. (Special Tel
egram.) Kels P. Nlckell and Frank Tom
llnson, two Union Pacific guards, who par
ticipated in the fight against a party of
strikers yesterday and drove the latter out
of the Burlington railroad yards, where
they were enjoying a keg of beer, were ar
rested today, charged with aggravating as
sault and battery.
The guards were leaders In the attack
upon the strikers, and gave F. B. Perry,
leader of the machinists, a terrible beat
ing with their clubs. The strikers declare
they were not trespassing upon Union Pa
cific property, and threaten to prosecute
the company, aa well as the guards, for the
COTTON MILL AT HOLLIDAY
Capitalists Secure Location for New
Enterpriaa In Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 16. A site for tha
proposed $10,000,000 cotton mill, projected
by eastern and Missouri and Kansas cap
italists, has been selected at Holllday,
Kan., fourteen mllea west of Kansas City.
An optlonihas been secured on 1,700 acres
of land, oa which, aside from tbe mill and
buildings directly pertaining to the indus
try, it Is Intended to construct a village
for the 6,000 employes which it is estimated
the mill will employ and their families. W.
B. Smith Whaley of Columbia, S. C, who
Is to be president of tbe concern, says
$1,000,000 of the first $5,000,000 required to
build the plant has been raiaed.
MAY HAVE BEEN "MURDERED
Guthrie Authorities Think. Man Rap.
posedly Killed la Runaway
Met Foul Play.
GUTHRIE, Okla., Aug. 16. The authori
ties ars working on the theory that C. N.
Morris of Emporia, Kan., who died near
Orlando on Tueaday. supposedly at the re
sult of a runaway accident, was murdered,
and his body will be exhumed. Morris was
burled In a country cemetery here In a lot
said to have been bought by a loan agent
named Cox on the day before Morris died.
Since Morris' death Cox has disappeared,
and a sesrch Is being mads for him. Both
men were strangers in Orlando.
Move-meat of Ocean Veaaela, Aug. 18.
At Copenhagen Sailed: Arkanaaa, for
At Naples Sailed : Liguria, for New York.
At Antwerp Sailed: Zeeland, for New
At Cherbourg Sailed: Philadelphia, for
At New York Sailed: Campania, for
IJverpool; Anchorla. for Qlaagow; Ryndsm,
for Rotterdam; Vaaderland, for Antwerp;
Iancastrlan, for IJverpool; Panama, for
Bordeaux. Arrived: Canadian, from IJver
pool; Bt. Louis, from Southampton; I'mbrla,
from Liverpool; Rotterdam, from Rotter
dam. At Southampton Sailed: Philadelphia,
for New York.
At Lizard Passed: Koenlgen Loulae,
from New York, for Bremen.
At Klnsale Passed: Belgenland, from
Philadelphia, for IJverpool.
At Indon Arrived: Minnehaha, from
At Hamburg Arrived: Harmonthts, from
Tacoma. Heatlle. eic. via Sioiu VMec, etc.
At Brisbane Arrived: Moana, from Van
couver via Honolulu, for Bydney, N. 8 W.
At Queensiowu Arrived; Strurla, from
PAINT AND GILDING
Bulk of England's Heet Merely Exhibition
of Gold and Tinsel.
ONLY A FEW EFFICIENT BATTLESHIPS
Boms Vassals in Grand Eeriew Absabtely
Eangtroni to Orewi.
ENGLAND QUEEN OF SEAS NO .LONGER
Majority of Nary Considered Mors Dummlas
Too Ftable to Fight,
THOUSANDS ATTEND REVIEW OF FLEET
From Spectacular Point of View As
semblage of Hundred War Veaaels
Is Masrnltlcent, hat Strength v
of Fleet Is Lacking.
PORTSMOUTH, Aug. 16. King Edward
completed the program of the coronation
festivities today by reviewing ths fleet for
the first time since his accession. From a
spectacular point of view the assemblage
of a hundred odd war vessels In the road
stead oil Spithead waa a magnificent show,
but to those looking beneath the brilliant
veneer of paint and polish it was evident
that the fighting strength of the fleet mas
by no means formidable.
The lines of Bhlps were thickly dotted
with Incffectives. Among these may be
mentioned the third-class cruiser Calliope
of Apia fame, while others Included such
relics as the battleships Devastation,
Dreadnaught, Campcrdown and Edinburgh,
which are classed by some experts as ab
solutely dangerous to their crews, while
some of the nominally effective fighters
are still armed with muzzle loaders. It
must be pointed out, however, that the
display represented the home fleet, not a
single vessel having been withdrawn from
a foreign station to participate in the
The day opened fine. There was an im
mense Influx of visitors. The waters of
the Solent were covered with pleasure
craft of every variety, from the tiny canoe
to the bix excursion .steamer, and every
vantage point on shore was covered with
spectators. At 8. in response to a sig
nal, the fleet broke out flags and In tha
space of a minute the lines of black hulls
were transferred Into parti-colored lanes
of fluttering bunting.
Simultaneously the pennant of Admiral
nlr Charles Hotham, the commander-in-chief
at Portsmoutn, was flung out from
the peak of Royal Sovereign, which today
acted as flagship of the fleet. Five other
admirals' flags were also in view in dif
ferent sections of the parade. The fire
lines in which the fleet was moored were
located midway between the Isle of Wight
and tbe mainland.
Special Service Veaaela."
Nearest to the Portsmouth shore were
the special service vessels and yachti and
a few distinguished visiting vessels and
yachts headed by tbe conspicuous whJ.ULhvlll
of the Japanese torpedo boat destroyer As-
The next line was made up of thirty-two
British torpedo boat destroyers. Then
there was a line of cruisers and gunboats,
then a double line of battleships, and
finally another line of cruisers. Another
parallel line, nearest to the Isle of Wight,
was made, up of foreign men-of-war, in
cluding two Japanese cruisers, ths Asama
and Taskasago; the Italian armored cruiser
Carlo Alberto and the Portuguese crulaer
Don Carloa I. '
The precaution had been taken to com
pel all the vessels present to burn smoke
less coal, but as the day advanced a haze
spread over the water, and the small craft
frequently disappeared In banks of mist.
At 12:30 p. m. the lines of the fleet
closed, the guard boats drove all unauthor
ized craft out of the forbidden area, and
promptly at 2 o'clock the royal yacht Vic
toria and Albert, with King Edward, Queen
Alexandra and other royal personages on
board, slowly got under way. This move
ment was signaled by a gunshot from ths
royal sovereign, and thousands of Jacktes
swarmed over the decks, superstructures
and fighting tops, and manned ship In honor
of their approaching majesties. Then cams
the firing of the royal salute.
Amid the crash of naval ordnance ths
king's yacht moved slowly, accompanied by
the royal yachta Osborne and Alberta and
three others and escorted by a flotilla of
torpedo boat destreyera.
Brilliant Staff Is Theae.
The king, who wore the uniform of an
admiral of the fleet, was aurrounded by a
brilliant staff. As his majesty passed each
sbtp the officers and men cheered, and
when the Victoria and Albert, after travers
ing the lines, took up fresh moorings
abreaat of the royal sovereign, tbe whole
fleet joined Jn a final roar of cheers for
the king, who then personally signaled the
invitation to all the flag officers, including
those of the foreign ablps, to Join him oa
the royal fleet.
The king will again Inspect the fleet Mon
day, when all tbe ships will steam past ths
royal yacht. After what one writer calls
"This display showing the progress of
naval construction in tha Victorian era,
from the time of the early wooden ves
sels." the fleet will disperse.
Tbe great naval parade off Spithead is
Oiling columns of tbe London papers, with
indictments of the admiralty, as well aa
panegyrics of the magnificent pageant,
William Laird Clowes, the naval rritlo
and historical writer, who Is unquestiona
bly an authority on comparative naval sta
tistics, and who cannot be classed aa an
alarmist, writes that, while there are a
dozen very efficient battleships off Spit
bead and a few cruisers, all comparing fa
vorably with thoae of the best foreign con
struction, the bulk of ths grest fleet la
merely an "exhibition of flags, paint and
gilding, and the majority might as well be
built of cardboard, as they ars mere dum
mies too feeble to fight and too slow to run
Illumination After Stdrm.
PORTSMOUTH, Aug. 16. Thousands cf
persons who were expectantly awaiting tha
illumination of the fleet off Spithead tonight
were drenched and bedraggled by a thun
derstorm and rainfall of almost phenomenal
suddenness and violence.
Tbe storm broke Just as ths signal for the
illumination was given and the crowd ashore
and afloat atampeded for shelter. The storm
continued for an hour, after that the night
was fair and ths illumination was tarried
out and waa witnessed by thousands who
appeared on the shore. A rocket waa sent
up from ths royal yacht, and a moment
later tbe dim outlines of tbe yacht burst
out In thousands of Incandescent lights. This
we j the s'jnst for the hundreds of other
ablps, and aa if by tnaglo the entire fleet
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