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POOR ARE A PROBLEM
London Eecominj Worried Over the In
creasing Army of Unemployed.
COLD SNAP MAKES SUFFERING INTENSE
Parades Are Being Held Daily Throush the
Aristocratic West End.
TAKE UP COLLECTIONS AS THEY MARCH
Crowds Are Orderly Up to the Present, but
Violent Ontbreaki Feared.
LAY TROUBLES TO ALIEN IMMIGRATION
Aaeert that Continental Laborer.
Work for I.e. a and Thereby
Crowd Ont the Brltlah
(Copyright, 1003, by preaa Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Epeclal Telegram.) London baa
been In the. trip of King Froat for a week,
accompanied by bitter wlnde and blinding,
choking duat storms, for the streets cannot
with aafe'.y be watered. The cold anap la
general throughout Europe, even the Rivi
era, the famoua winter resort, feeling Its
It has brought the problem of the unem
ployed In London Into sudden and painful
relief. Every day about 3,000 wretched,
half-clad, ablverlng, hungry laborer, turned
away from the dock gates, parade through
the West End making collections. Their
demeanor so far ha been above reproach,
but as the distress growa more Intense
trouble la feared from these demonstra
tions. The money collected Is distributed
among the marchers by a regular system,
the dally average being about 35 cents
The depression Is spreading steadily
among the principal trades, and workless,
starving laborers In other parts of London
talk of organising parades through the
wealthy, luxurious West End, aa well as
the Eaat End dockers. The situation may
any day become serious, but the authori
ties are anxious to avoid any collision with
The overstocked condition of the labor
market has given tremendous force to the
agitation against poor, alien Immigration.
The Immigrants crowd out British work
men by taking less wages, working more
regularly and living with fewer comforts.
Thers Is no "unemployed problem" among
them. Their rivals assert that they In
clude a large proportion of expelled crimi
nate, who return to criminal methods here.
The more extreme opinion expressed In
the ministerial papers would have alien Im
migration placed under such restriction aa
to virtually stifle It.
America's example is pointed to by the
more moderate newspapers as justifying
measures to exclude all paupers or unde
sirable persons. At present there Is no
restriction whatever upon It.
PRINCESS DOES , SKIRL. DANCE
Klece and K.ph.w of Klnar Edward Do
Tnrna at a Private)
(Copyright, 1903. by Preas Publishing' Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 17. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) King Ed
ward's easy-going Influence on court life
was strikingly shown In the appearance of
Prtnceas Ena, the daughter of his youngest
sister, Beatrice, princess of Battenberg, In
private theatricals in the Isle of Wight
Princess Beatrice herself acted as stage
manager and accompanist, while Princess
Ena, as a vlvandlore, gave a skirt dance
and sang a song with great spirit, while
two of her brothers, Alexander and Maurice
the latter as a "darky," also sang and
acted with marked aucceas. "Ena" Is a pet
name; her whole name Is Victoria Eugenie
Julia Eva of BaHeuborg. She was IS years
Old last October and Is the second of ber
mother's four children, the other three
being boys. "Ena" la a most lovable girl
and a very talented mlas. Her mother,
Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's favorite
daughter and her Inseparable companion
after the prlnceea became a widow In 1898
nntll the queen's death. Is the governor of
the Isle of Wight.
Two of "Ena's" royal cousins. Princess
Margaret of Connsught. who was 23 year
old laat Thursday, and Victoria Patricia
of Connaught. who Is 16,' have attracted
much notice lately. Their father, the duke
of Connaught, King Edward's only aurvlv
Ing brother, left them behind when he and
their mother went to Delhi to represent
the king and the queen. The very fact
of their remaining at home drew publlo
notice to tuera, and then people began to
realize how much they deserve approbation
for their modesty, their talents and their
POPE GETS MANY PRESENTS
Acarrearatt) Thirty-Two Thousand
Ar Valaed at Two Million
(Copyright, 190S, by Preas Publishing Co.
ROME, Jan. 17. (New York World Cable
gram special Telegram.) The pope re
telved during his Jubilee year 32,000 gifts,
a prelate of his household Informs the
World correspondent, valued, at a low eatt
mate, at $2,000,000. One thousand of the
gifts are very costly. Among them Is the
imperor of Austria's present, a statue of
solid gold nearly seven feet high represent
ing "The Good Shepht-rd." It is now In the
pope's private library.
At the Christmas and New Year's recep
tion the pontiff received a splendid snuffbox
Iccrusted with diamonds, together with a
urse of gold from the Noble Guard. Other
valuable gifta came from the College of
Cardinals, the Swiss guard and the Roman
HAS CANAL BOAT FOR STUDIO
Dateh Palater Tonra and Works aal
Henaaiaa at Horn at tha
(Copyright. 190. by Press Publishing Co.)
AMSTERDAM, Holland. Jan. 17. (New
Tork Cablegram Special Telegram.) W.
O. Nleuwenkamp, one of tha moat famous
artlsta of Holland, was taken to a canal
boat, a big boat with modern comforts and
fitted up within to reaemble an old Dutch
Interior. He has Just returned from a tour
through tha canals to winter here and the
canal boat gallery is now the resort of the
fashionable peopia. Nleuwenkamp says
that iu his boat ha can Journey, be at home
and work at the same time. He and his
wife frame his pictures, print and bind his
ART BUYERSARE SWINDLED
I'arla Painter Hellerntea a Statement
Made Mnnr Tlmra In
(Copyright. li3. by Preis Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 17. (New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram.) Oerome, the
celebrated artist, who Is now engaged on
life size figures to decorate Charles M.
Srhaab's palace In New York, repeats In
effect what the World correspondent re
cently cabled In regard to the shameful way
In which American art collectors are
swindled In Europe. He says:
"Half the pictures bought by Americans
are either coplej or forgeries. It Is time
to put an end to such frauds as that by
which blank canvases bearing the dates of
1830 or 1S4 are sold at the prices of master
pieces by dealers who produce and sell as
genuine what are only Imitations of the
masters of those periods."
This observation was made In talking
about the lately discovered tampering with
one of his most celebrated pictures, "La
Promenade de La Cour lans les Jardlns de
Versailles" (The Promenade of the Court
In the Gardens of Versailles). The picture
represents LouIb XIV escorting Mme. de
Malntenon In a sednn chair, with the court
ladies following. It formerly derived Its
most striking light effects from the last
rays of the setting sun on the palace and
the greenish reflection of the rising moon
on the waters of tho fountain. The con
trast was remarkable and was widely com
mented upon when the ranvas was hung In
the salon. As the World readers already
know, this picture was bought by Brandus
New York in 1901, at the sale of the
George M. Tynee collection. It was after
ward exhibited here by Messrs. Wertheim,
widely known Paris dealers In art, when
Gerome discovered that the sky had been
repainted and that the moon, with its re
flection In the fountain, had disappeared.
The artist now sues Brandus for $2,000
Brandus says ho is not responsible for
the transformation and offers to lend It to
the artist to restore the missing sky and
The picture has been sequestered pending
the decision of the law courts.
The changes were made, it Is believed.
however, at the request of Mr. Tynes, who
Is said to have been In the habit of making
modifications In the works of art in his
collection. The critics are agreed that the
American retoucher must have been an
artist of no mean talent, for the changes
were made with masterly skill and It is
almost impossible to detect them.
CHILDREN LEARN TOO MUCH
Agitation In Germany Aeralnat Chil
dren's Parties and
(Copyright, 1903, by Preas Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A strong agi
tation has begun In Germany against chil
dren's parties. Both the Catholic and
Protestant clergy are denouncing the sort
of parties which have been Introduced from
England and the United States, advocating
a return to Puritan simplicity. Children's
parties are becoming so elaborate and ex
pensive that even In court circles protests
are raised. Than the children's balls are
said to corrupt the youth.
A leading society woman of Berlin saysi
I have heard remarks from girls at chil
dren's balls about the dresses of rivals and
about the bearing of boys which amazed
me. Children are taught the wrong side
of the world at these balls and cease to
be children At a children's party with
any pretension to elegance wine Is always
served to mere children, who go home semi-
Intoxicated and acquire a taste for strong
Gorman children of the better classes,
especially in the cities, and ot the lower
classes, too, are deteriorating in a way that
Is attracting wide attention. The criminal
statistics of the large towns show that
Juvenile offenders are growing more numer
EMPEROR NOT SO ORTHODOX
German Kalaer Takea Tp with Expo
nent of "Hlaher CrlHrlam"
(Copyright, 19. by press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Emperor
William's patronizing Prof. Delltzsch as 1
the exponent of the higher biblical criti
cism is causing consternation in orthodox
circles throughout Germany. It Is true
that there is a school of theoloclans here
who welcome all enlightened criticism, but
they are regarded as perilously broad, and J maae t atnollcisra neartlly and generally . as Florence McFoeters of Baltimore. Sho
the great bulk of the clergy consider that j respected even by the Protestants of j roarrled one of the Tadelfordg of Savannah,
accepting Delitzsch's ABsyrlologlcal theo- America. Ten years ago he was by no ; au(1 bag a tan good-looking daughter. Her
rles tends to destroy belief In the Inspire- means In sympathy with what Is vulgarly husband's brother, Arthur Padelford. mar
tlon of the scriptures. termed Catholic "Americanism." Once at rled Mi8S TJeach Grant, who also Is a widow.
The emperor is the head of the German
Protestant church and if he uses his pou
tlflcal power to disseminate Ideas of the
school which he has now taken up, It would
mean a religious upheaval unequaled since
the reformation, and probably a vast seces
sion to Catholicism.
ANDRE AROUSES NATIONALISTS
Cp In Arms Over Mlnlatera' Propoaal
to Abollah the Officers'
(Coryrlght, 1'JflS. by Preaa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Jan. 17. (New York World Cable
gramSpecial Telegram.) General Andre,
minister of war, la moving to suppress the
officers' mess in the French army. Ha
thinks the French officers are restricted in
their liberty by being forced to mesa to
gether and that each ought to be permitted
to eat where he pleases. The nationalists
are up in arms. They say suppressing the :
regimental receptions was a blow to the
armv. and banishing the mess would be an- I
other. They argue that the mess unites
men as nothing else could do. At the mess
there U common. fare for all. Without it
the Door officer will have to seek some
.1 . n Mtl.iinnl m-hila tha rfftl Anaa -111 !
.UVay . .. . awa- wuwv nil.
profit by good cheer.
THREE YEARS ON ONE PICTURE
German Arttat Completes Painting of
Kmperor'a Entry Into Jem
aaleaa. (Copyright. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) 1'rof. Her
mann Knacktuss of Cassel has finished his
huge painting representing the entry into
Jeruialrm of Emperor William and the
empress, attended by a numerous suite.
Knackfuas was with them and worked on
the p'.caire three years. The emperor often
visited him and made suggestions. William
II paaaes for a "modern Maecenas" in Ger
many and Is much Mattered by tha title.
COTTI STILL FIGURES
Appointment of Vannutelli NotThenrht to
Eliminate Eim frem Probabilities.
SEVERAL IN LINE FOR TRIPLE CROWN
Death of Paroochi Bemeves One of the Most
WAS A TALENTED AND AMBITIOUS MAN
Age of Present Occupant of St. Peter's
Throne Makes Gossip Acute.
END OF HIS CAREER MAY COME ANY DAY
Still Dlaplnys Wonderful Mental and
Pliyalcal Vitality In Spite of
Fact He la la Ilia Ninety
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Guessing as
to who shall be pope after Leo XIII, now
on the eve of bis 93d year, has been
greatly quickened by the death of Cardinal
Parocchi and the appointing of Cardinal
Seroflno Vannutelll to Tarocchl's office of
sub-dean of the Sacred college, or vice
chancellor of the Catholic church, as some
Cardinal Parocchi was one of the leading
candidates for the papacy. Ho was a man
of flue Intellect, great mental activity and
towering ambition. At one time he fa
vored a federated Italy, with the pope for
its spiritual protector. His views gen
erally were broad and progressive. His
death leaves Cardinal Oreglla the only
member of the Sacred college created by
The general Impression in Vatican circles
seems to be that, with Parocchi removed
from the contest for the triple crown.
Cardinal Gottl's chance Is much Improved.
Yet there are not a few who profess to
believe that Vannutelll's swift appoint
ment puts him In the lead and these per
sons are giving widespread publicity to
Haate Canaea Continent.
The stir caused In Rome by the appoint
ing of Cardinal Serafino Vannutelll to the
Important position but lately occupied by
Cardinal Parocchi is quite Intelligible.
Rome, or. In other words, tho pope, does
not aa a rule show haste in selecting digni
taries charged with administering church
affairs. Moreover, the prominence which
for many years had attached to Cardinal
Parocchi might have been expected to make
tho pope more than usually slow In naming
that eminent prelate's successor. But there
may have been private as well aa public
reasons for the pontiff's action.
During the last years of his life Cardinal
Parocchi bad fallen from the high place
ho once held in the hierarchy. From being
the respected, though not greatly liked,
vtcar of the pope, he had come to be
persona non grata nt the Vatican, and
Rome doea not forget easily those who
offend her. - . .. . . . .. -
On the other hand, In estimating the
significance of Vannutelll's appointment It
should be borne in mind that his new
dignity la less weighty than the post of
vicar general, for Parocchi was virtually
deposed, or that of secretary of state or
prefect of the propaganda.
Chances Not Altered.
If the Importance of bis new office were
to be accepted as an Indication of bis
chances of eventually wearing the tiara.
Cardinal Vannutelll could not be regarded
as nearly so formidable a candidate as
Cardinal Satolll or Cardinal Rampolla.
That Vannutelll was In the first rank of
the dignitaries thought to have hope of
sitting on St. Peter's throne had long been
known. But It Is not clear that the hope
has been materially strengthened or dimin
ished by lecent occurrences.
Speculation as to the papal successor ship,
always rather vain, has of late years come
to be almost foolish. Leo XIII has given
no evidence of being moribund and none of
the cardinals whom rumor credits with an
anxiety to replace him has up to the pres
ent demonstrated that he is either spiritu
ally or intellectually his equal.
Of the Ave or six "papablll" (papal pos
sibilities), however. Cardinal Serafino Van
nutelll (not to be confounded with his
brother. Cardinal Vannutelll), probably Is
one 01 me mosi wormy, nnne soraewnat
conservative, he is no longer antagonistic
to the progressive and enlightened policy
which Tn xiit tnitintort .n whioh ho.
wmcu " lnmaieo. ana wnicn naa
"-asi, at bpoui mat penoa. oy ODjocttng to
his transfer to the archdiocese of Bologna,
he Incurred the displeasure of the pope.
SOUSA ENTERS A COMPLAINT
Flnda Pirated Edltiona of Hla Maale
Bold All Over Great
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Sousa has
written to the London Times complaining
bitterly that he finds "pirated" editions of
his compositions selling broadcast in Lon
don. He says:'
"I have been laboring under the delusion
that I bad complied with the requirements
of the International copyright lawa and
that your government would assume the
responsibility to protect my property. Ap
parently nq such responsibility exists.
There surely must be a remedy to protect
a composer from such deplorable injus
tice." Nevertheless, there is none except
through Sousa's instituting proceedings
agalnet the pirates.
VOLCANIC GERMJS THE LATEST
French Scientist Claiuia ta Have Dla
covered It la Vlcialty
(Copyright, by Preaa Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The latest
scientific discovery Is a volcanic "germ" I'l
Paris, Stanislas Meunlerra, 'the principal
geologist of France, has informed the
Academy of Sciences. He has been care
fully examining earth dug up near the
Boulevard St. Martin and the result of bis
investigation is trat In this locality what
he terms a "germ" of a volcano really ex
ists. Tha eminent geologist reassured
Paiisans with the announcement that no
harm can come of the said germ at present,
though it Is Impossible to answer for what
the future may bring.
D,SC0VERS AlEW MICR0BE
Italian Profeaaor Flada the Creature
Which taa.ee Hydra,
(Copyright, 193, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. Jan. 17. (New York World Cable
gramSpecial Telegrsm.) Fror. sormani
of the 1'ntverslty of Tavla has given to the
World correspondent the following state
ment In regard to the significance of his
discovery of the hydrophobia microbe:
"This dlsrovrry fills a great gap In modern
science, for heretofore we have been totally
Ignorant of the microbe of hydrophobia.
The researches of other bacteriologists
have resulted In descriptions by various
authorities of this microbe, but none had
been able to embody In one and the same
whole the various details discovered.
"The rabies microbe, being polymorphous,
or many-formed, the discoverers of the va
rious forms did not associate them in one
biological connection. Then, the study of
all the different forms required an enor
mous amount of time, research and the
best appliances, all of which I have been
able to give them.
'The microbe Itself Is extraordinarily
small, being visible only when enlarged
from 1,200 to 1,600 diameters, an' -va-tlon
Is only possible at 2,00 4 J, 000
"The discovery of the mlo'
' ill re
iicthods. move all obscurity In tho Pr
rabies anti-toxin being r
of from the tissues of.
. es Instead
the purity of which is tin.
"It completes Fas Jiscovery and
supplies a certain r r rabies when
properly applied. icrobo was ob
tained from the sal iv, 'glands and nerve
tissues of rabid animals.
"It has a remarkable facility for chang
ing its shape. These changes are not mere
caprices of nature, but follow definite laws.
Sometimes It Is like a little cloud, at other
times like a flake of wool and still other
times It seems to possess numberless rami
fications." SOUL NEGLECTS TO RETURN
Experiment of a Frenchman Provea
Fatal to the Dem
onstrator. (Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) In an effort
to prove that the soul can leave the body
and return to It, Albert Guelle, a man of
superior intelligence, lost his life, a vic
tim to one of the strangest experiments In
history. M. Guelle was widely known as a
translator from the Greek, Latin and
Hebrew. For a time he filled an appoint
ment at the Bureau of Publlo Assistance,
but resigned his position to study occult
sciences at Meudon, The independence of
the mind In dreams caused him to con
clude that personality is dual, and be re
solved on an experiment that should free
his soul from bla body for a time.
His experiment was based on that of the
fakirs In India, who have themselves burled
alive, maintaining their body in a lethargic
state while their minds are supposed to
Journey in the astral world.
He constructed an apparatus, consisting
of .-a' reservoir flxort r.. ttie waif, . Which
would let a mixture of chloroform, sul
phurlo ether and water, fall, drop by drop,
on his face.
Then, choosing his birthday for the ex
periment, be wrote his will and a letter
to a friend. He placed himself on a bed
beneath It, having anointed his body with
antiseptics, that mortification should not
set in while his aoul was absent.
The letter to bis friend asked him to
awaken Qill6 at the end of ten days. Im
mediately on receiving It the friend rushed
to the young man's apartments with
Guelle's mother. Thoy were too late. They
found the student stretched on the bed, a
calm expression on his face as If he were
sleeping. He had been dead several hours,
In his will he enjoined his mother not
to regret him If his experiment should
prove fatal. He promised that his scul
should continue to communicate with her.
ANOTHER AMERICAN CONQUEST
Morgan Could Kot Buy Canard Line,
but Widow Will Marry Sec
tion of It.
(Copyright, 1903, by Tress Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The betrothal
j of Mr8, Padelfort, a pretty American widow
, Ernest Hallburton Cmiard. a wealthv
I member of tho famous shipping family, has
- arollSPd much lnterest ln" American and
Enirllsh "smart" socle tr. Mrs. Padelford
,.Mrs. Florence Padelford is much admired
I an.l la "In Tftrltli t Via verv f uah tVin nhl A mat
She took Mrs. Arthur Paget's house on
WeBt Halkin street, leading to Belgrave
square, four years ago. There her ulster,
Miss McFeeters, has lived with her, but now
Is moving to Port man square, a few doors
off from Mrs. George Keppel. The betrothal
was formally announced at a dinner party
given by Mrs. Arthur Padelford to meet the
I engaged couple.
I The wedding will be very quiet and they
' will go for the honeymoon to the Riviera.
CALUMET BOOM FLATTENS OUT
Much Tnlked Of Swell American
lub In l.ondun Dice
(Copyright, 1j3. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 17. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The much
boomed Calumet rlub, which was to be
Wal street in London, has "died a-bornln"
like lis predecessor, the Columbia. The
explanation offered Is that difficulty arose
over which Americans resident in London
shculd be elected. But the real trouble
was that the originators of the scheme did
not inspire confidence or possess seffuient
social Influence or standing to carry
through such a pretentious undertaking.
RICHARD CROKER HAS NEW FAD
Add Chicken Baslueaa to Hla Already
Larce Line of Paatoral
(Copyright. 19.3. by Prens Publishing Co.)
WANTAGE. England, Jan. 17 (New York
World Cablegram Sp-iial Telegram.)
Richard Croker Is going into chicken rais
ing on a large scale. He U laying out an
extensive plant for incubation and rearing
chickens on the most approved scientific
principles. It will be rn the Moat House
estate. The business will be in full awing
TOTAL OF TAX ROLL
Board of Equalisation Baises Figures of
Board ef Review.
INCREASE COMES ON PACIFIC EXPRESS
Entire Capital Stock of That Company
Added to the List.
RAILROAD PROTESTS ARE OVERRULED
Figures Turned in by Board ef Review Are
MEMBERS UNANIMOUS ON ONE POINT
Quertlon of Sustaining- the Aaaeaa-
ment of the Corporatlona aa Re
turned la Settled Affirma
tively Without Dlaaent.
Ae a net result of the labors of the city
council In Its capacity of board of equaliza
tion, which closed "last night, the assess
ment rolls for the tax levy of 1003 show
an Increase of more than 14.250.000 over
the figures as returned by the board of
review. The fact that there is an Increase
Instead of a reduction in the total Is due
entirely to the fact that yesterday after
noon tho assessment of the Tacific Express
company was advanced from $115,000 to
$5,000,000, all of tho other Important changes
made by the board having been reductions.
The chief alterations made by the board
In the rolls In the course of the session are
Paxton & Onllngher Co $ 12. V)
M. K. Smith 1 n
.sew ork Life building..
Omaha Belt railway ......
Faelflc Exnress Co S4.3S4.500
Besides the reductions specified above It
Is estimated by the tax commissioner that
the smaller alterations will further cut
down the rolls $147,000, which would make
a total reduction $500,500 to be subtracted
from the one Item of Increase, $4,885,000,
and leave to be added to the aggregate
amount of tho rolls as returned by the
Board of Review, $4,284,500.
The one element of uncertainty In those
figures la tho gross amount of the smaller
reductions and, as that amount varies
greatly from the estimate of the tax com
missioner. It is safe to place the present
total of the assessment rolls at $129,500,000.
Levy Should lie Low.
With that assessed valuation the amount
of revenue raUed for both city and school
purposes last year could be obtained from
a levy of 8.7 mills. The estimates of the
city officers upon the tax of 1903 have con
templated a levy of 10 mills and at that
rate the city could have the limit allowed
by -the charter, $1,040,000, as compared with
$903,000 last year, and the schools $255,000,
as compared with $225,000 last year.
When the board was called to
order yesterday morning all ef the
members "were "present with the ".ex
ception of Councilman Hoye, who has
been seriously ill for several weeks and is
not yet able to be out. Mr. Hascall at
once announced that after reading the able
opinion of the city attorney he bad made
up his mind on the question of jurisdic
tion, and as he believed the other mem
bers had also, he thought It would be best
not to waste the time of the board and
the attorneys for the railroads in hearing
argument on that point. He said that he
was free to admit that had the city at
torney upheld the law requiring the board
to take the valuation of railroad properly
as returned by the State Board of Equali
zation be would have been Influenced In
his action by that opinion, but since he j
had read the city attorney's opinion he
had for the first time made up his mind
that this board bad Jurisdiction in the
quallzatlon of the railroad assessments as
returned by the Board of Review.
Movea to Overrule Protrata.
Mr. Hascall moved then that the protests
of the railroad companies against the Juris
diction of this board be overruled without
further delay to the end that If the rail
road companies desired to get a decision
from the courts upon the point they would
have time to do so before February, when
the tax levy must be made. This motion
was in fact carried when it was suggested
yy J. 11. iiiiurii, ns u int'iiu ui inv
court," that In the interest of regularity
t"0 rauroaa reprrr.entati.es do given an
of procedure and completeness cf the record
opportunity to be heard on the question of
Jurisdiction before taking action.
Clinrles J. Greene, counsel for the Bur
lington road, was then called upon to ad
dress the assemblage, but his argument
was treated more as an oratorical treat I
for the entertainment of the councllmen I
than a regular part of the proceedings. He
was first placed in the middle of tho floor,
so that all could hear to advantage, und
members and spectators then settled down
in their clialra to enjoy his eloquence. This
sentlmcnt was so apparent that Mr. Greene
manifested his disapproval in tho opening
paraRrs.ih of his argument in words some-
what m follows:
' "ihe question of railroad taxation Is not
only of vital concern to the general publl",
but closely touches the lntereHs of every
Individual citizen. It appeals to our ven-
eratlon for government and our respect for
law and therefore we should not approach
it with levity, or treat It lightly. I am
dirposel to treat this matter seriously."
Speaks of Constitutional Power.
Mr. Creene then reviewed the conntitu
tlonnl provision for taxation, giving etn
phusU to the grant of power to tho legis
lature to provide the manner in which tbn !
value of property for purposes of taxation
shall be ascertained. He pointed nut uIko
that the constitution confers upon the legis
lature the light to confer upon mun
icipalities power to levy taxes for mu
nicipal purposes, but further provides that ;
tbtee taxes shall be uniform with respect t
to persons and property, and the legis- !
lature has t'.io rltiit to provide the man- j
nrr In which these taxes shall be levied. ;
Taking up railroad taxation, ho said. I
"Since 18-,a tho legislature has maintained ,
a distinct policy with respect to the as- i
scsement of railroad property, and It in a ,
policy not peculiar to this state. It pre
vails iu nearly every other state in the '
Vnlted States, and therefore it must be
soundly based, for the courts, state "and
federal, have approved, sanctioned and even
eulogized It. And since the people of all
ot our state and the courts believe In It i York: S.t. rt.m. for 1'hila.: .i,iiia.
It would hard., seen, possible that a u- J Zti
nlclpal body would wish to plate Itself In ; tor Hong Kong; !n:kr ef Kite from Tu
la attitude of hostility to Ibis position of con a for 1I.!.K Kong: l.'t , J m Muru, from
the neoula and tha enurf. ! Seattle fur li.ti.K ktmi; i-hawinut, from Ta-
Rallroad property, argued the lawyer, is
a unit and not a group of separate 010..
ertlea. Ha dwelt at somu length upc 1 tli"
(Continued on Second Tuge.)
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forcrnt f,r Nebraska-Fair Sunday and
M or", day.
1 Poor a Srrlona Problem In London.
Speculation nn I'oiie'a Snreeaanr.
lomplrtra Property F.qnnllaatton.
Scheme it lionble i n Innela.
3 Hnure PrnTlcIca Sew f'nhlnet Place.
Shaw Welcome f'natoma t'nnsrreaa.
Indict ( hli nitn Coal Denlera.
!t Jirwn from rlml.s Town,
Dietrich to Amend I rnalni mil.
4 Work for nnmha ftraln Market.
Date for lteinlllran Convention.
fit from Smith Omnha.
B Arrannra Rennrtt Rrrrlvrrahln.
Stcnmrr St. I.oitl la Safe.
llle 1'rlee- Arreated In t'hlceao.
6 Pnat Week In Omaha Society.
Strike Cointiilvalo-i Hears ltnada.
lively Poll I Ion I Kluht In Colorado.
T Thief Fatnlly Wonnda Man.
lalalatlon Worries Hnoirvrlt,
i:ililun on Hoard Ilattleshtp.
5 Council It 1 11 IT s nnd Iowa ewe.
t Weekly Itevletv of Sporta.
IO Sportlnir Rrrnta of the Day.
liar FuloRlaea Itonaevrlt.
la In the Domain of Woman.
1.1 Amnarmenta and Moalc.
15 Morocco and Ita People.
Story of a Soldier's Chrlatmaa.
IS Story, "Seven Secrets."
ltt Markrta and Financial.
2U Men Itefnap to Take Piecework.
Temperature nt Omnha Yeaterdayi
Hour. Dear. Hour. Ilea;.
B a. m..J. .. itH 1 p. m as
l a. in ai It p. m UH
T a. m us n p. 111 -i
K n. in 1!7 4 p. m IiH
O a. m '27 R p. ni StT
1 a. m '211 p. m...... Sill
11 a. in Vil T p. m Ul
1J m UT
OMAHA CLUB ANNUAL MEETING
Dlrectora Authorlaed to Add to
Preaent Ilulldlns; Iteault of
At the annual meeting of the Omnha club
last night It was voted to authorize the
directors to build an addition to the club
building at Twentieth and boftglas streets.
The extension will be on the north side and
113 cost is estimated at $10,000. The' new
portion will be three stories In height, to
conform to the rest of the structure, and
Its material will also be the same.
Dimensions of the extension will be
thirty-three by twehly-Mx feet. On tho
first floor this will offer a room supple
mentary to tho ladies' cafe. Th- main
dining room will be extended on tho sec
ond floor, and on the third floor additional
sleeping qtterters, with baths, will be fur
nished. Tho edditton is to be completed
by tho end of the present year. There was
considerable discussion of the project.
An unueunlly largo attendance was pres
ent, 130 members voting on the election of
directors. There wore four of these to be
named, one vacancy having been created
by the death of J. J. Dickey and the othor
three by the expiration of the terms of
Luther Drake, Harry Cartan and J. H.
Td 'these'" places were elected" Luther
Kountze, Victor B. Caldwell, John 8. Brady
and Harry Cartan. Other members for
whom votea were cast were Charles H.
Brown, J. A. Kuhn, J. II. Mcintosh, Luther
Drake and Madlaon S. Peters.
The report of the club showed an Increase
In the resident membership from 253 to 261,
and In the nonresident and army member
ship from fifty-three to seventy-eight. The
club hr.s reduced Its debt during the year
and has made permanent Improvements
costing $7,0C0. The club Income has been
Increased more than $3,000.
Considerable merriment was caused by
the statement in the report that the water
bill had been reduced from J278 In 1901 to
$254 In 1902, despite the increasing mem-
bershlp. President E. P. Peck presided at
ON LOCAL SALES OF GAS
City la to Iterelre Greater Iloyaltlea
for Pnat Year Than for Any
A report filed with tho city comptroller
by thi Omt.ha Gas company shows tr-at the
city is to receive, from the company $11,-
j , , ,oc congunorg olll, r than ,ha
ciiy. This is the largest thowlug yet made
by the gas company nnd exceed that of
bV ?U- D 8 l 5 CfinU ppr
, ,n . t ,h . ....
l.'Ji'O feet the 1902 total means 2S5, 263,000
j fift of gas.
NEGROES TO AID MISSIONS
Ilourd of It I ink HUIiopa Aaka Aid for
Work la America and
MEMPHIS, Jan. 17. African Methodist
I Episcopal bishops In conference here to-
! day decided to raise the standard of edu-
! rational requirements for admission to the
1 ministry and to ack the negroes of the
' church to contribute $lft0.nno during tho
J preaent year for missionary work extension
! in this country and in South and Wist
HEWITT REPORTED SINKING
Doetnra Summon Family to Take
Farrnrll of rv York's
NEW YORK. Jan. 17. Shortly bi fore 11
tonight members of Abram S. Hewitt's
family who were not already at his bed
side were hurriedly btiininoned, the doctors
saying that be vas fast losing conscious
ness. The end is expected at any time.
Movrmrnta of Oceun rssc-la Jan. IT.
At New York-Arrived: I-cic.inlu, from
1 Liverpool ; Kiivul . from Havre: 8t.
1-otila, fr. m roi.thnnipt. n; Iiul.ul.-lplila,
fiom Soutii.imiitoii. S.nl .l: lvernU. for
, Liven im,1 ; Kitii.tmi. for rioit hamptuii und
:Anteip; lVrnesH c, f.,r iil:i-ow.
' At I l..vre-ri.-lli I, I. a cii impngne, for
1 New Yorlc.
At 1-.011thui1iptor-S.1Urd: Minneapolis,
: from l-omlnti for New York (panned Hurst
1 C'ai-tle lit I :lit 111. 1.
I At Cienon Arrlvi il: Commonwealth, from
: IidMon, la A!,:! rs.
I At Antwerp t-nile. I: Kroonland, for New
i At I.ivcrooo! i'.iW (!. KirnriM. for N' w
coma anil fc'uliie.
At I. ot'-erciuiii Sailed:
At Kii.au'e Head Passed: Tuuric, from
'ew Yok for Liverpool.
At Qucenctiwn Arrived: t'mbrli. from
New York for Liverpool, and piocireUed.
TO GOBBLE THE LAND
Aim of the Cattle Barons Has Hot Been
Abandoned for a Moment
RELY ON THE LEASING BILL TO AID
IIow the Measure Would Defeat Hope for
PUBLIC DOMAIN IN IMMINENT DANGER
Nine Millions of Aores in Nebraska Is
Subject te Entry.
POWERFUL INFLUENCES ARE LINED UP
Forrre Ilehlnd the Meaauro ot Suck
Strrniith that the Peopia Maat
Wake 1 p or l.oae Their Mag
(Fnm a Staff Correspondent.)
GORDON. Neb., Jan. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) After a thorough examination ot
existing conditions throughout the entire
fclxth congressional district, where 95 per
cent of the public Innd of this state lays.
It Is apparent to the most casual observer
that the land-lenslng bill, now being gen
erally considered, Is a gigantic fraud, and
no one seems to recognize this fact more
generally than do the promoters thereof.
Tho recent spectacle of a Nebraska fed
eral grand Jury adjourning without a single.
Indictment aRalnut (he large offenders In
this part of tho slate, where more than
3,000,000 acres of land was Involved, and
bringing indictments ngalnst five small
offenders In the eastern part of the state,
where less than SoO acres were Involved, is
generally considered tho greatest Joke of
It will bo remembered that during the
congressional campaign the promoters of
the leasing bill did everything In their
power to have congressional candidates
pledged to their pet measure, but, notwith
standing Judge Klnriild's well known views
against any tearing bill whatever, the
judge's majority in tho district was close
to 3,000 votes.
From the best information obtalnablo
now It appears that the reference of the
bill to the Nebraska legislature was dono
as a laBt resort and the entire district !s
raid to now be drummed up and hunted
over for any persons who are willing to
take a trip to Lincoln and help lobby the
resolution through; the matter of expense
to be borne by the promoters for the "pub
lic good." It must be remembered that
the promoters of the leasing bill are well
organized and the showing they are pre
pared to make Is simply wonder'ul.
BUI Has Influential Harking.
It must also bo remembered that the
large cattlo barons have Influential backing
and unless the common people ot the state
act, and that quickly, they will wake up
some morning and find the benevolent
homestead law a thing ot the past and
this the law that has given millions ot
bomnlcss people homes. . '
" It Is found that the cattle barons 'are
strongly depending upon the bankers ot
tho state "or assistance In passing the
measure, as nearly every bank in the state
of any size has more or less cattle paper
In their vaults. The bait thrown out to
catch the Nebraska legislature appears to
be the revenue feature, wherein It Is pro
vided that one-fourth ot the leasing money
Is to go to the county, one-fourth to the
state and one-half to the federal govern
ment, but the weak part In the measure Is
the fact that tbo cattle barons have flxsd
the leasing price at less than taxea would ,
amount to If they had title to the land,
and In the end the county and state would
each be the losers.
Another feature of the bill Is the expec
tation of the cattle barons later on to ob
tain title to the land after a certain cum
ber of years of peaceable possession, which
plan will Involve the future control ot tha
land department of the government by the
cattle barons, and they being able to call
off the dogs during a generally conceded
honest administration portends what might
bo expected some years hence with a
friendly "Indian" In chargo of the land de
partment. Admitted Wrona and Remedy.
It la generally admitted by part'.aane en
both sides of tho leasing queation that
great wrongs have grown up under exist
ing laws, wrongs which have been given to
tho public during the past few months, and
there appears to be a solution of the prob
lem coining In sight, and while It is not
pleasing to the cattlo barons, it meets with
the approval of the common people.
Tho strong undercurrent of opinion seems
to be drifting like a Nebraska blizzard In
favor of a section homestead law for the
Sand Hill district. In favor ot this meas
ure It is argued that while a man can
hardly make a living on a quarter section
aloue, be could make a living for a fam
ily on a section ot land. It appears to be
the general belief that if a section could
be taken In a homestead that ail the Sand
Hill country would rapidly settle up with
a good class of citizens, who would greatly
acid to the general wealth of the stats.
Another good feature advanced In favor
of a section homestead la would be Its
self-acting enforcement, as where a man
was holding a section of land under tha
homestead act It would be so valuable that
If he did not reside upon it in perfect com
pliance with the provisions of the law, bis
right would be speedily contested and taken
away from blni. The sentiment In favor of
a section homestead law appears to have
grnnu out of the recommendation of Presi
dent Roosevelt In his mesaago to congress,
wherein he recommended a larger number
of arres for a homestead In the purely
grazing part of the country, and also ex
pressed tho opinion that homesteads should
be given only to those who actually lived
on tho land.
In connection with the homestead law
it is well to consider that there are yet
t.OOO.OoO acres of public land In Nebraska,
one-ftMl of the area of the state, and if the
rattle barona have been trafficking In tho
public lands In a fraudulent manner,
where one man could only take a quarter
section, how much more could n- expect
where one man could leaau twenty sections,
or 13.Mi0 acrci? It Is argued that a sec
tion would be so valuable that the cattle
men could not induce anyone to take land
for their benefit, ss they would each want
it for then, solves. Nine million arres di
vided into section homesteads would pro
tide huir.e for 14.0"O families, whereas If
thrt !,c(N .onfl acr-a la parceled out in
twenty iteetleu lota it would only provldo
tor (sj persuns.ailt should therefore be
"u.r.y to deteriuluo which would be best
fcr the rtate. .
Ilomeateada Taken Laat Year.
From an examination of tha records ot
the land offlcea ao far visited and carefully
esUiuatlcg tha number of homestead en-
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