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SCANDAL OVER CARDS
Members of the Smurt Set Oanght Cheating
at Game of Bridge Whist
ONE INSTANCE AT SWELL HOUSE PARTY
Duchess of DeTCD'hire Makei an Effort to
Hash Matter Up.
OTHER ONE IS AT ARISTOCRATIC CLUB
Result it a Morement to Fat the Game
Under the Ban.
KING AND QUEEN HAVE A DISAGREEMENT
Hop Royal Hlsthaesa Refueea to At
tend a Party at Which Woman
4 Objectionable to Her la
Invited aa Garat.
(Copyright. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 14 (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The craze for
bridge wbist. which ihowa no sign of abat
ing, haa produced a heavy crop of acandala.
The eensatlonal facta In two recent cases
the ultra "smart;' act la trying desper
ately hard to coDccal.
The scene of one was the duke of Devon
shire's magnificent country seat in Derby
shire, Chatjworth. The time was Christ
mas, during the grand party the duke and
duchess gave at the time. An Invitation
to Chats worth, It may be noted herot la
harder to get than an Invltatoln to Sand
rlngham, the favorite country seat of the
The culprits in the particular game of
bridge In question were a peeress who la
especially connected, and a man who, It
need acarcely be aald, moves In the most
aelect circles of British aristocracy. It
haa leaked out that the peeress signalled
to her confederate, according to a care
fully prearranged code, by toying with her
earrings and Angering her pearl necklace.
The ducheaa of Devonshire Is aa keen as
a rasor In gamea of chance. Her suspicions
were aroused, and a watch waa set . by
three of the party. They became satisfied
that cheating waa going on and the game
waa stopped In such a way that the peeress
and her friend were made aware that the?
had been detected, but the aecret waa kept
from the other members of the house party.
The main anxiety was to avoid a repeti
tion of the Tranbycroft scandal, but aa
the clrcumstancea are leaking out it la
doubtful if thla can be done.
Prlnre Is Warned.
One Immediate consequence of the scan
dal was that the prince of Wales, who
had Intended to Join the Chatsworth party
for the theatricals after Christmas, waa
warned, and auddenly cancelled his visit
lest he might be drawn, aa his father waa,
Into a "celebrated case."
The theatrical party took place shortly
after New Year's, aa it does every year.
These entertainments have been for years
amnnj Inq-jnoat brilliant-la Ensiitth so
ciety. The beat society amateurs always
appear, Lady Randolph Churchill among
them. The part thla year waa particularly
brilliant. The guests were the aame, with
few If any exceptions, aa thoae who at
tended the Christmas house party. Among
them were. Prtncessca Margaret and
Partlcla of Connaught, Prlnceaa Henry of
Pleaa, the duke and duchess of Teck, the
earl and countess of Gosford, Earl and1
Counteaa de Gray, the earl and countess of
Mar, and Kellle, Marquis do Soveral, the
Portugueae minister. Count Montagu, Vic
tor Cavendish. Lady Evelyn Cavendish, Sir
John Willoughby and Muriel Wilson.
Thla year a one-act play, "Our Bitterest
Foe," with Miss Muriel Wilson, the fa
mous English beauty, as Blanche de Vran,
made up the first half of the program and
it was followed by a musical monologue,
"The Eternal Feminine," In which
Princess Henry of Plesa aang and danced
with delightful grace. Mies Muriel Wilaon
also played a pretty fantasy, "The Shades
of Night," in which the Princess Henry of
Plesa waa one of the phantoma.
The week preceding the. theatricals,
which were given on the evening of Janu
ary 10. was a gay one at Chataworth.
Dally rehearaals were sandwiched between
golf playing In the morning and bridge
whiat at night. In the evenlnga the entire
party reaorted to bridge.
Reclamation ia Forced.
The other bridge scandal referred to
above la still more recent. The game was
in Whlcte's club on St. Jamea street, one
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The offender In thla case was a man who is
his wife, who la a particularly conaptcuoua
figure 'n English society, while he haa
lived a good deal abroad. .
There was a scene when he waa detected.
Afterward a committee of Inquiry Investi
gated all the circumstances and he waa
given the option of resigning from the club
or being expelled. He resigned.
A regular movement against bridge haa
begun in society, the game is caualng such
demoralisation. But the moat ardent
bridge pUyera are society's rulers, so It is
not likely that much can be done.
It la an open aecret In court clrclea now
that the report that the king waa too 111
to be one of a house parly at Chataworth
In the fore part of thla month was a pure
Snyth. The real reason he auddenly can
tiled his engagement was because he had
a serious disagreement at luncheon wllh
The kiug had been annoyed becauae Mrs.
Oeorge Keppel was not to be among the
gQeets. although hla wish that ahe should
be there had been communicated to the
duke of Devonshire. Queen Alexandria,
who only that morning had aeen the full
.list of guests In the newspapers, strongly
objected to the presence of a certain young
unmarried woman who la very prominent
In the Devonshire house set and the cen
tral figure at ita . rntertalnmenta. Tho
quean aald emphatically that ahe would
not go to tha party because the aforeaaid
young woman waa to be there.
Doctor Weald Sot I.le.
A heated argument ensued and then the
king cancelled the engagement on the spur
of the moment. Sir Francis Laklng waa
summoned, but firmly declined to laaue a
fraudulent bulletin In order to disarm sus
picionhaving a lively recollection of the
severe criticism he had to endure for
agreeing to such a thing when the king
bad appendlcltta. This accouola for the
atrange fact that no bulletin waa Issued
until the next morning, when, contrary to
all precedent. It waa signed by the king'a
private secretary, Knollys, instead of by a
physician. Indeed, Laklng waa not re
sponsible for any of the statements made.
The king looks remarkably well and shows
(Continued oo Second rage.)
STRANGE SECT IN SIBERIA
"l)llar" One spirited Away by Ri
alan f.nt erninent, bat Follow
ers Are Faithful.
(Copyright, va. by Presa Publishing Co.)
8T. PETERSBURG, Feb. 14 (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) A
most Interesting and harmless sect sprang
up within th last three years In Semyo
nonka and the eastern provinces of Si
beria on tho Mongolian frontier, attracting
thousands of members. Semyononka was
a desert some years ago. A few Buddhist
nomada wandered there. Then came a few
liberated convicts, then some Kierghls and
Tartars, and they formed a settlement. The
Russians plowed, built huts, sank wells,
wove cloth and people began to gather.
A Buddhist priest came along and started
to make convert. He preached about the
emit coming bark to earth and entering
(he bodies of babies. The Russians got bold
of a new testament and read about the
birth at Bethlehem. Tbey and the Budd
hists met regularly every evening and dis
cussed their matters. One night in De
cember, 1901, beautiful young girl be
came the mother of a boy. A rumor got
abroad that Christ was coming again. It
spread like wildftre all along the frontier.
The Russians said it was Christ; the Mon
gols that it was Duddba. The girl could
give no explanation.
Crowds came in pilgrimages. The girl
waa placed on a throne and covered with
rich Chinese brocades, with tha babe in
her arms. Buddhists and Russians knelt
before her. Mother and child were radi
ant. The crops flourished, the cattle multi
plied, sickness vanished from the settle,
The new faith spread rapidly- Offerings
and pilgrimages were of daily occurrence,
and every day the girl and her child eat
there In shimmering brocado, with a crown
on her hair and background of gold and
silver and gleaming lights.
A year passed and the fame of tha
strange events traveled aa far aa St.
Petersburg to the czar's eara. No such
sect must be permitted, he said, and the
police gathered from the adjacent towna
and told the girl and her baby to depart.
They did so, and nobody knowa what haa
become of them. The "temple" haa been
closed and the disciples are Bitting In
mourning, but there are 20,000 of them
and they btlleve that a day will soon come
when mother and child will return to rule
SHINING AT AN EARLY AGE
I.ady Dorothy Walpole a Social Fa
vorlte, Tboafh Only
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 14. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Lady
Dorothy Walpole, the exquisitely pretty
young Anglo-American, the pet girl friend
of Miss Muriel White, daughter of Secre
tary White, of the United States embassy,
and who atayed with her much last autumn
at Wilton park, promises to be one of the
prettiest young debutantes when ahe makes
her bow at Buckingham place. As yet
she. is by no means "out," but she is ia
such groat request where jrauflg; people are
and she Is so graceful as a dancer that
she has already a very important and en
viable position. Her mother, Counteaa
Orford, who was Miss Louise Corbin of
New York, dislikes to have her only child
ao much in society at so early an age (she
will be 14 next month), but the Whites are
so fond of her and she enjoys Wilton park
ao much that her mother is easily per
suaded. With her hair parted In the middle and
knotted at the nape of her neck in truly
American fashion. Lady Dorothy la a truly
American girl. She la falrVof face and
blue-eyed, and although ahe would still
rank among the Juveniles, at the big ball
given at Hall Barn last week she had her
program filled up before any grown up
girl In the room. She la a perfect waltxer,
as waa proved by the test that Lord
Crlcton, a most fastidious dancing man,
danced with her nearly through the whole
TOO MUCH OF MODERNIZING
Marl Corelll Objects to Making; Over
the Birthplace of
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 14. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Marie Co
rel. 1 Is out with a protest, "at the request
of several literary people and lovers of
Shakespeare," agalnat the further modern
ising of Stratford-on-Avon by the erection
of a brand new Carnegie free library next
to enakeapeare s birthplace. She goes on
, .. " "
"While fully realizing the benevolent In
tentiona of the wealthy American manu
facturer, thla seems to be a point at which
even wealth should draw a line, and the
Stratford townspeople are by no meana
overanxloua to possess a free library at all
According to the preaent plana of the
custodian the cottage In the garden of the
birthplace is to be pulled down and also
the oottagea next It. Personally I have no
doubt aa to the excellent motlvea of all
the persons concerned and exonerate them
from suspicion of self-advertisement. But
there are so few old world towns remain
Ing unspoiled in England that the birth
place of Shakespeare should at best be
guarded more aacredly for the nation than
that a portion of ita most historic street
should be left open to easy purchase of the
ICE ENCROACHING ON LAND
Worth Siberia Said to Be Rapidly Be.
com Ibst an I'nlnhabltable
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 14. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
North Siberia ia threatened with an ice
age. Winter has never before been any
thing like ao aevere aa thia year. It be
gan laat July, before the grain waa ripe.
The grain froze In the fields and before the
end of September, the usual harveat time,
the earth waa cracking with an Intense
frost. So unusual an occurrence, extend
ing 1.000 miles, attracted the attention of
the Russian authorities, and an expedition
tent to inquire into the cause now reports
that huge masses of polar ice are rapidly
leaving the vicinity of the pole and wedg
ing themselves agalnat the coast, where
they will never thaw, and that the Impact
of tha masses from the pole la driving the
lea far up on the land. About 1.000 vil
lages have been deserted. The Samoyeda.
the aborigines of the country, accounted
specially weather wlae, aay that the Si
berian graxing grounds for reindeer are be
ing gradually driven aoutbward and that
tha zone of troa and coarse grass, within
the memory of their old men, waa 204
miles north of the preaent limit.
APPEARS A UER01KE
Mme. Humbert Displays Wonderful Magnet
ism in Libel Charge Hearing.
PARIS AT ONE TIME READY TO MOB HER
Gets Applause Instead While She ii Occu
pying Witness Stand.
BANKER CATTAUI SADLY DISCOMFITED
Accuse! Displays Remarkable Memory of
Transactions Year Ago.
GIVES ACCURATELY MINUTE DETAILS
Convinces Aadleace In Coart She Was
Rained by Usurers Instead of
Herself Reins; Olsran
(Copyright, 190J, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Feb. 14 (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) By her bril
liance and magnetism Mme. Tberese Hum
bert has turned the hostility of Paris Into
applause. In danger of the mob two months
ago, she la now a popular heroine. This
magical change she has wrought by the
spell of her personality. In the two daya
she has been in court she haa dominated
the whole proceeding. She even took the
case out of her own lawyer's hands. From
the moment she awept into the trial room,
calm, dauntless, determined, followed by
Frederick Humbert and the Daurlgnaca,
trembling and dejected, ahe waa In com
mand of everything. She completely
turned the tables on the Paris banker
whose suit it was that brought her into
court. It la a mere aide Issue to the main
trial, but it haa served to gain for her
popular sympathy to such an extent that
It inevitably will have a tremendous effect
on the bigger trial when It comes on.
Mme. Humbert's domination of her audi
ence Is described by Varennea In Figaro,
'Her magnetism is amazing. You listen
to her, you believe her. If you were the
Judge you would be on her aide. If you
were a millionaire you would lend her. your
Applause rang out In court several ttmea
while ahe waa on the witness atand. Calm,
majestic, self composed, she never loat
her poise, while several tlmea putting to
discomfiture Cattaul, the Parla banker who
has sued her for libel in calling him a
usurer. When the banker became en
tangled in hla facts and dates, and waa
floundering helplessly with bis memoranda,
trying to remember, she calmly supplied
every detail, remarking coldly:
"I forget nothing."
Her skill, adroitness and apparent sin
cerity won over the audience in court,
which plainly showed sympathy with her.
The audience showed ita enjoyment of
Banker Cattaul'a discomfiture. She quickly
put him on the defenalve. Before the case
waa fairly, under way she ' had . convinced
the llstancca Ut aha had bees be -victim
of an nnacrupulous usurer. Telling her
story in tones that commanded the sym
pathy and belief of her audience, she at
tributed her financial ruin to usurers. She
said the excessive Interest charged her by
Cattaul ran the sum she borrowed from
him up to $600,000. s-
The climax came when, pointing her
finger at the shrinking banker, ahe cried i
"I'd rather be In the four walls of a
prison cell than In your place."
The. details of her transactions she re
lated with atrlking accuracy. She forgot
nothing.- When Cattaul, even with the aid
of bis papers, had been foggy about the
transactions of ten years ago, ahe glibly
Intimations of exposures Involving per
sona in hljh places were made in her atory
on the atand. Allusions containing scarcely
veiled threats were scattered through it.
"I want to see Minister Valle," she cried,
referring to the minister of Justice. "Hla
presence will aootn my feelings, and also
benefit my creditors. I have photographs.
You will see, yes, I will tell the whole
These peculiar referencea to the French
minister of Justice caused a sensation, and
finally, when M. Humbert was testifying,
the presiding Justice sharply forbade
further mention of Minister Valle's name.
WORKS THeTeOPLE OF BERLIN
Bosh American Major Has a Good
Time at tha Expense of
(Copyright, 1903, by Preas Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Feb. 14. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) A man giv
ing his name as Schlewaugk and calling
hlmaelf an American major haa been ar
rested here aa a swindler. Un society
Schlewaugk wore the uniform of the
United States armjr and talked of his bril
liant deeds in the American war with
Spain. He had read up the geography of
Cuba and knew all about its climate and
people. He had atudled alao the printed
description of the fighting and was an au
thority on the Rough Riders. His position
waa strengthened by a letter he carried
purporting to be algned by President
Roosevelt. Schlewaugk'a bearing was that
of a cultivated man of the world. Hla vic
tims are many and'most of them are in the
highest ranks, from whom fie rmA mr..
! on vartoua false pretenses.
Aa a matter of cold fact he belonga to a
poor Berlin family. The only military
training he haa waa obtained aa a private
in a German Infantry regiment.
HOPE FOR MRS. MAYBRICK
May Be Released Kest Fall Paraaant
to a British Custom, hat
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 14. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) There la no
probability that Mra. Maybrlck will be re
leaaed from prison In time to give evidence
in the big land ault Involving her mother's
fortune. The World correspondent made
personal inquiries at the Home office, to
which a new appeal has been addressed frr
her liberation, but Home Secertary Ritchie
doea not intend to depart from the
decision of his predecessors that Mra. May.
brick shall aerve ber full term.
Her sentence waa penal servitude for
life, but there is a rule under which life
prisoners may be released at the end if
twenty years. Counting time remission
for good behavior, her eaae may come up
under that rule tor review next fall. ahoa
It la possible she may get the benefit of the
custom of liberation.
There is ao expectation at 'the Americas
embassy that ahe baa any chance of fcoLng
reWaaed before thsa.
DOINGS OF THE SMART SET
Mrs. l.anahorne Shaw, Fresh from
Divorce Coart, Is the Ceater
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 14 (New York World Ca
blegram Bpeclal Telegram.) The most In
teresting and attractive figure at. Clarldjtee
Is Mrs. Langhorne Shaw, who, after her ol
vorce, ia having a good time with her
mother and a girl friend. Mrs.
Shaw Is pointed out everywhere
aa the model of the "Gibson girl." a
type now ss famous in Europe aa it is in
the United States. Since they landed they
have been everywhere in London, making
the rounda of the "smart" restaurants rt,d
plays, while the morning sees the whr.le
party up for an early breakfast and ti.t
shopping in Dover and Bond streeta with
an early morning energy unknown to the
average English girl.
After the opening of Parliament next
Tuesday Mrs. Langhorne Shaw will take
her two girls and little grandson to Monte
Carlo. It la likely that they will pass the
next four months In Europe. Marked ap
preciation haa already been shown for ;lie
two fair Americana and they have met
many "smart" society people here.
Several distinguished English bachelors
are always hovering about the particular
club, restaurant or hat ahop where the girls
happen to be, and merry parties are quickly
arranged for the cheerful, pretty visitors.
Mrs. Ritchie gay" "". Jlg dinner Sunday
week for "Buffalo ii , to meet Baron and
Baroness de Mey'A trd and Lady New-
bourough and a f A ."smart" society peo.
1 A., , I . . I
After dl', j , there waa excellent
music and Boms' ,'sses who are received
socially were if 3 i.
United Stay' tbasay Secretary White
would have w ipaniod Mra. and Miss
White to vie eroy Dudley at. the open-
Ing of the r
i castle season but for the
amnassador. It waa the
d Mine White have made to
a the former has been living
first visit ,'
in this country, and they are enjoying
themselves immensely, making a tour of
the country houses. They are staying
thla week with the duke and ducheaa of
Aberdeen, at BaronscoUrt. Afterward they
will visit the marquis and the marchioness
of Londonderry at Mount Stewart, then
earl and countess of Erene, at Crom castle.
MARK TWAINIS A FAVORITE
Quaint Personality of Humorist
Leaves Impression on
(Copyright. 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
VIENNA, Feb. 14. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) At the
grand fancy dress ball given by Prlnceaa
Pauline of Metternlch, at which the head
only was disguised, the character most fre
quently seen wag that of "Mark Twain," a
algnal proof of the lasting impreaslon his
wonderful personality left on Vlenneese
society. His bust and photograph were in
great demand beforehand. His magnifi
cent head, with bis mane of white hair, his
bushy eyebrows and mustache, were faith
fully reproduced. The women all coplod
Oalneaborough's pictures and the beauties
of . the European galle;i,aever;l. making
up from family pictures In Imitation 'of
their grandmothers three and four times
KING OF ITALY IS CORDIAL
Ambassador from United States
Treated with Unasual
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. Feb. 14. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The unuaual
cordiality shown by the king and queen to
United Statea Ambassador Meyer and Mrs.
Meyer at the first court ball given in the
Quirlnal since 1899 la the subject of com
ment by the Rome press. Evidently tha
king is anxloua to dispel any notion that
the Venezuelan question has lessened the
cordiality in the relations between Italy
and the United Statea. Ambassador and
Mra. Meyer are becoming quite popular
with the American colony here and are
making themselves quite at boms In Rome,
clearly having no intention of leaving to
make way for Henry White.
KEEP RUSSIAN CENSOR BUSY
Fourteen Tons of Books and Maara.
slnea Bnrned la Two
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 14. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
The Russian censor haa never been so busy
aa now. An order has gone forth from
the minister of the Interior that all books
entering the country from America and
Europe are to be more rigorously exam
ined, especially books and magazinea on
aoclai and political questions. Young Rus
sia reada thla clasa of literature with
eagerness, especially anything on the labor
queatlon. Fourteen tona of English and
French books, magazinea and newapapers
were burned In St. Petersburg alone last
November and December, condemned as
unfit for Russian eyes.
CARNEGIE NOT IN HIGH FAVOR
English Towns Not Grabbles; at His
Offers to Donate
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 14. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Andrew Car
negie's library donations still fall In some
cases to be received with gratitude. His
offer of 150,000 to Dover waa dlacussed by
the town corporation this week, and after
much opposition it was only by the mayor's
casting vote that it was decided to "take
the offer into favorable consideration."
Mr. Carnegie offered a library to Jlrga
heath, Birmingham, but no one would give
a atte for it, the committee waa not in
clined to meet and the public meeting
failed because scarcely anyons attended.
CHANCE FOR UNMARRIED ONES
German Papers l're Sarplas of Ft.
males to Emigrate to the
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Feb. 14. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) German
women, who outnumber the men by 1.&00,
000, are being atrongly urged to emigrate
to the United Statea, where, according to
statistics published here, in certain atatea
the men largely outnumber the women.
The matrimonial bait la being dangled be
fore their eye by newspapers throughout
ths country. The Frankfurter Zeltung,
for example, closea an editorial oa tha sub
ject by saying, "Forward, then, ye xuaJd
eaa, te Us promised land."
BLOCKADE IS OVER
Allies Instruct Their Naval Ships to
Leave Venezuelan Waters.
FORCES TO WITHDRAW TODAY OR MONDAY
Powers Act Immediately Protocols Are
Signed in Washington.
GERMANY MAKES MANY EXPLANATIONS
Issues Official Memoranda Setting forth
Terms Agreed Upon.
CLAIMS BOWEN GAVE WAY TO BERLIN
laslsta Kaiser's Conditions Were Ac
cepted and Says Repnbllo Mnat
Now Provide Nearly Two
LONDON, Feb. 14. Instructions were tel
egraphed to the commanders of the block
ading squadrons off Venezuela to withdraw
their ships, In consequence of the arrange
ments completed at Washington.
The blockade, therefore, will be Immedi
(ermany Also Acta.
BERLIN, Feb. 14 The government s
telegraphing Instructions today for ralalng
the blockade of the Venezuelan coast Im
mediately. These Instructions may not reach all the
blockading vessels today, but tt la expected
that the blockade will be fully ralaed by to
morrow or Monday, alnce Commodore
Scheddar has been expecting such Instruc
tions and bad arranged for their prompt
Two memoranda explaining the protocol
were signed by Mr. Bowen. The text
of the first is aa follows:
As the Imnerlal flnrrr . t .nv.rn m ,n t
holds that the claims originating from the
Venesuelan civil wars of IK to 19rt0 are
not .to be submitted to arbitration, the
government of Vensuela haa to acknowl
edge at once these claims, amounting to
1.718,816 bolivars, approximately 3325.000, and
either to pay sala claims In cah without
deiay or. should this be Impossible, to
guarantee the speedy payment of them
by guaranties which are deemed sufficient
by the Imperial government.
The second explanatory document reads:
Gnnranty Mnat Be Explicit.
The conditions of the German govern
ment having been accepted, Mr. Itowen. ss
repreaeutatlve of the Venezuelan govern
ment, will now have to provide for the
payment of tbe 1.718.815 bolivars mentioned.
under No. 1 or the conditions, or give ade
quate guaranty for this amount. Should
Mr. Bowen choose the latter way. the
guaranty Is to be specified distinctly.
J or instance, In case or tne guaranty
being based on the customs revenues. It
would be necessary to state exactly In
which way the payment is to take place
out of these revenues. The guaranty
will have to be given de facto and with
In the event of the seven drafts handed to
Barou von Sternburg being defaulted, i
it ia stipulated that Belgian customs offl-
clala collect the revenues at one of tbe Ven
ezuelan ports In behalf of Germany.
Foreign Secretary' von Rlcthofen senrTl
special message to Ambassador Tower here
at 8 o'clock yesterday informing him that
the protocols would be signed during the
evening and expressing bis pleasure at the
Chancellor von Buelow and Baron Rlc
thofen both express satisfaction and ap
proval of tbe United States' correct and
friendly attitude throughout.
Baron von Sternburg, by direction of his
government. Informed Secretary Hay in ad
vance of the character of any Important
proposal made to Mr. Bowen. In at least
two Instances written memoranda of Ger
many's position were supplied to the. United
Interpretation of Protocols.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, In further ex
planation of the articles of the protocols
signed last night by Mr. Bowen and the
representatives of the allies here the fol
lowing memorandum waa prepared and duly
signed by the negotiators this morning:
"Our interpretation of the protocols waa
and Is that the SO per cent of the total in
come of tha custom receipts of La Guayra
and Puerto Cabello shall begin to be set
apart oa the first day of March, 1903, and
continue to be set apart through the said
month, and that the first payment will be
due not tha 1st of March, but tbe 1st of
In view of the restoration of pesce be
tween Venezuela and tbe allied powers of
Great Britain, Germany and Italy, Senor
Auguato Pulldo, the Venezuelan charge
d'affaires, addressed an appropriate note to
the British commander today and later
called at the Italian and German embassies.
Mr. Bowen. as soon as he had cleared up
some details with the British ambaaaador,
paid a farewell call upon Secretary Hay at
the State department and reported the sign
ing of the peace protocols. The two were
In conference for some time and the secre
tary congratulated Mr. Bowen heartily upon
the success of hla mission.
This afternoon at the British embassy
Mr. Bowen will meet the representatives of
the allies to draw up and sign some addi
Teat la Made Pablic.
With the consent of the British ambaaaa
dor Mr. Bowen today made public tbe full
text of the British protocol, which was the
first of the three conventions signed laat
night. The British, German and Italian
protocols, while different in phraseology,
contain the same provisions, with one or
two exceptions. Where the British protocol
stipulatea that the $27,500 ahall be paid In
cash upon the signing of the agreement the
German and Italian protocols provide for
the payment of this sum In thirty and alxty
days respectively from that day.
The British ambassador sent a note this
afternoon to Mr. Bowen advising him that
he had received a cablegram from London
to the effect that orders had been issued to
at once raise the Venezuelan blockade.
Official notice to this effect also reached
the State department today in a dispatch
from the United States embassy as London.
Mr. Bowen haa announced that Mr. Car
negie offered to provide' the money de
manded by Germany a day or two ago.
Tbe offer waa without condllloca.
At a conference at tbe British embassy
this afternoon another important addendum
was signed to clear up article five In the
Italian protocol. By a curious error this
article provided that tha Venezuelan gov
ernment "obligate thamaelvea to assign to
ths Italian government, commencing March
1. and to alienate to no other 'purpose, 13
per rent of the customs revenues of La
Guayra and Puerto Cabello.
Had this provision stood unamended tha
Italian government would have been en
titled to tbe entire 30 per cent Instead of
sharing It with the other allies aa was
Intended. Fortunately, the matter waa dis
covered In time to be corrected before the
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fnlr In North.
Snow In South Portion Sunday; Monday
Fair. Warmer In West Portion.
1 Scandal Over Card Games.
Mme. Hambert How a Heroine.
Arnrtnrlsa Illorkade Ralaed.
Dolnars of Xenraaka l-earlslatare.
it Appropriates Money for the West.
Tnrf Men Mnat Stand Trial.
S Kewa from the State Capital.
Proarreaa of the Mllle t'aae.
Bryan la at a Candidate.
4 Aaphyzlnted lr Natural Gaa.
Affaire at Sooth Omaha.
5 Senator Tillman Defends I.ynrhlne;.
roller Seek Henna's Son.
Dominican Treaty Arrives.
6 Past Week In Omaha Society.
Krhoea of the Ante-Room.
T Jndae firoaaenp on Socialism.
, Y, M. C. A. CJymnnetnm Honors.
S Conarll Bluffs aad Iowa Sews.
9 Weekly Review of Sports.
lO State Men Ontahoot Omaha.
Harvard Wlna from Vale.
Ill t'ortrlrou May Go Into Cabinet,
Debate over Beet Soanr In Senate.
Ill In the Domain of Womnn.
13 Amnarmenta and Mualc.
1ft blcaao Tarf Men Are Raided.
Labor Demand Exceeds Supply.
IN Story, "Seven Secrete."
lt Marketa and Financial.
it Omaha Teaterdayl
r. Hoar. Dear.
B a. in ii
41 a. m 1:1
T a. m 14
H a. m 11
0 a. m ill
10 n. m. . . . . . 17
11 a. in 18
lit n 19
1 p. m 'Mt
II p. in . .
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4 p. m . .
B p. m . .
BAUGHMAN'S FAMILY IN NEED
Officers Report thnt He Haa Been Too
Kconomlcal In Domestic
A report from neighbors that the family
of T. A. Baughraan, 26?5 Patilck avenue,
was destitute and suffering, resulted Satur
day In Officers Woolrldge and Baldwin being
detailed to Investigate the case. Their re
port to Chief Donahue was that though
Baughraan gets 315 per week as foreman
for the Martln-Ar.derson compsny he has
been allowing his wife but 10 cents per day
for maintaining tbe houaehold and keeping
the children clothed; that as a result of
this excessive economy a half loaf of bread
had had to suffice as both breakfast and
dinner for a family of four; the nursing
babe was Improperly clothed and the whole
place and all persons therein suffering for
want of soap,
Tbe officers visited Baughman at his place
of employment and he gave them tt for
his family. He agreed, also, that hereafter
he will repeat the action every Saturday
night under penalty of arrest, a policeman
to receive the money at his place of em
ployment and convey it to his family. The
neighbors of tbe family say they have been
complaining of the condltlona at tha Baugh
mao, jbQna. for aomaUina. paa U-
CONFER WITH LEGISLATORS
Members of Committee of Tea I'nt
the Passaare of House
A subcommittee of the committee of ten
had a conference yesterday afternoon with
a number of the members of the Douglas
county delegation in the legislature to
ascertain what work had been done in ret
erence to the bill for the taxation of rail
road property In the city on an equality
with other city property. All three of the
senators were present, but only four of tbe
nine members of the house put In an ap
pearance. These canvaased the situation
with tbe public'a representatives, Herman
Kountze, Robert Smith and W. G. Ure.
Nothing definite was accomplished beyond
impressing on the minds of the legislators
the importance of the bill under consld
t ration and the publio demand for ita
CAPTURE BURGLAR IN HOUSE
Soath Omaha Police Nab the Culprit
While Committing; the
Charles Jackson was captured by the
South Omaha police in the house of Frank
Scrupa, at Twenty-third and W streets,
at 1:30 o'clock this morning and. will an
swer to the charge of burglary. Tbe
burglar gained entrance by breaking a
window and was at work inside rummag
ing about when the patrolman on the beat
heard tbe noise. He Investigated and sent
to the police atatlon for assistance. Police
Captain John C. Trouton and Patrolmen F.
Kruger and James Emerlck went Into tho
house and captured Jackson before he could
get outalde. The Scrupaa were away from
home at a dance. The prisoner la a white
man and lives in Council Bluffs. He hat
not' before been arrested in South Omaha.
ABOUT MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
Omnha Maa Is Iavlted to Present a
Paper to national Con
In New York. S)
In response to an Invitation from the
committee In charge of the program, Victor
Rosewater la preparing a paper to be pre
sented to the National Convention on Mu
nicipal Ownership and Public Franchises,
to be held under the auspices of the New
York Reform club in New York City Feb
ruary 25-27 next. He will treat of that
part of tbe subject bearing more directly
on municipal electric lighting, of which
he made a special study some years ago.
Dr. Rosewater has alao a abort article on
"Value In Taxation" coming out shortly
in the March number of the Political
Science Quarterly, embodying some of the
resulta of hla recent experience aa a mem
ber of the Board of Review in this city.
Furnam Street Housea Sold.
Through the Payne-Hoatwlck company,
P. Ii. t'pdlke has bought at a figure said
to be a good, round one, the four V. O.
fitrti kler housea at the eouthweet corner of
Thirty -eighth and Kurnam streets, which
housea were built by Mr. Btrlckler as an
Investment three years ago and arapped up
by tetianta at ample rentals. The houees
all have eight or nine rooms, are tlnltihed
In hardwood and supplied with the modorn
Movements of Ureas I easels Feb. 14.
At New York Arrived: Lucanla, from
Liverpool and Uueenatown; Inland, from
Copenhagen; BulgarU, from Hamburg.
At l.lverpo"! Arrived: Teutonic, from
New York: i'hlludelphtit. from New York
balled: Ktrurla, for New York.
At Antwerp Sailed: Kroonlund, for New
At Havre Sailed: La Champagne, for
At Hot terdam Sailed: Rotterdam, for
SIX WEEKS ARE GONE
Most of Work of Preaent Saurian of Legisla
ture is Still to Be Done.
REVENUE BILL EXPECTED BY TUESDAY
Snb-Oommittee Now Hag Work of Compiling-
it A ear Uompletion.
PRESS HAVE FIRST COPIES OF rT
Prospects of Passage ia How the Question
which is Uppermost
DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON ITS CHARACTER
Some Talk that Omaha Hail road Tat.
atlon Bill May Be Offered aa aa
Amendment to Genera)
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. la a
weeks of the twenty-eighth session of tha
Nebrsska legislature have been spent, with
the most important work unaccomplished.
Contrary to alV pinna, promises and aa-
r lno revenue bill has not been
ntroduced up to this time and revenue
eclslatlon. therefore. Is still in the fu
ture, it begins to look", however, aa if
this much mooted measure would reach
consummation and be ready for submission
o the house about next Tuesday, when,
to be precise, the seventh week of the
b"- The subcommittee
whlrh has been whipping the bill Into shapa
gave out the statement today that Ita work
would be completed tonight or at least by
Monday, in time to return the bill,
trimmed and ready for final review, to tha
committee at large. It alao gave out as
its opinion that the larger committee
would be able to send the bill to the house
tbe following day.
But this cannot be accepted as final.
Experience haa ahown that "there's many
a slip twlxt cup and lip" In the onerous
task of formulating a revenue bill. The
committee felt quite certain a week or
two ago that by Monday last It could have
a bill ready for Introduction.
Flrat tbe Joint committee from house and
senate wept at the work of construotlnf
this measure, then after reaching cer
tain stage a subcommittee of fewer mam.
bers was selected from within the Joint
committee and to It waa committed the
duty of knocking off the rough edges of
the embryotlo bill and finally three from
the committee. Senator Pemberton and
Repreaentatlves Thompson and Loomls,
were chosen to put the finishing touchee
on the bill. These gentlemen worked until
late today on ths bill and have about
completed It. i
Press to Have Copies.
From the first of week before last, when
the committee began' to devote Ita time
exclualvely to this bill. The Bee has from
time to time, as they decided on, published
the ssentlal feature. pf. t,h bill, and 1I..U.
stated that aa to theae there has bean
little or no change. The bill only Just now
having reached completion, It has of course
not been possible for any complete publica
tion to be made, but the committee has
promised to give full copies to tho press
as soon as the Joint committee has passed
upon the measure. It waa agreed at the
outset that every step taken in the form
ation of thla Mil woul be held subject to
change until the measure was completed
and in the hands of the larger committee.
Owing to the tentative character, there
fore, of the various stages of progress, it
waa deemed best to withhold any compre
The matter of the bill's formation hav
ing about been disposed of, the next ques
tldn that arlsea la, "Will this measure
Of course, this question might be easier
determined It the nature of the bill was
If the bill la such a one as will afford
adequate relief, provide for future con
tlngsncies and fairly meet the general
needs for which a revenue bill waa de
manded and the legislature is such a one
as will respond to tbe urgent appeala of
the vast majority of its constituents, It
would be a safe guesa to say that tha bill
will pass. But there ara two mighty "Its''
to be reckoned with.
Railroad Influence Tnknerwav.
Of course, Nebraska, with ita Illegal
debt of over $2,000,000 needa salutary rev
enue legislation. Of course the people of
the state recognise this fact aad of course
they have placed themselves on record as
demanding it. Of course tie republican
members of the present legislature were
elected on a platform last fall favorable
to revenue revision and therefore stand
today committed to thla principle. Of
courae, the democratic preas of the state
haa by formal resolutions urged the dem
ocrats In the legislature to support revenus
revision. All theae facts are perfectly well
understood. And still there may be bo
revenue legislation of the sort that tha
people need and want.
To what extent the railroads, with their
powerful lobbies, have Influenced the draft,
ing of a revenue bill la not positively
known. That tbe agenta of these corpora
tions have had some Influence is not
queatloned. It la hoped that that Influence
will not prove disastrous. The Uolou Pa
cific, Burlington and Elkhorn have from
even before the legislature convened on
January 5, had hers men of experience and
skill aa professional lobbyists. Tbey have
kept up systematic labor. There is bo leg
islation thla aession vitally affecting tha
railroads, but thla mooted revenue leg
islation. The corporation lobbylata, there
fore, must be here In some sort of rela
tion to revenue revision. As a matter of
fact, they are, John N. Baldwin, C gen
eral counsel of Nebraska for the Union
Pacific, his retinue of aldea and his
neighbors, the Elkhorn and Burlington
lobbyists, pltchsl and maintained their
tents here In tha Capital City to look after
the railroads' Interests in connection with
the proposed revenue revision.
Some latalaraat Things.
Significant things have been don. Strong
statements have been made. It has even
been said that the combined influence of
the railroads has been such as to control
the majority of members of the Joint rev.
enua commutes. This remains to be scan.
The committeemen spura ths Insinuations
snd Insist that they have tried to do the)
beat they could for ths people of the state
They ask that Judgment be suspended until
tha curtain haa been drawn aside and their
work disclosed. Thla acene la anxiously
During the lull over H. R. 171, tha Omaha
real estate exchange bill, which would make
the railroads pay their Just city taxea in
Omaha, a theory haa been advanced that
ths friends of this bill might try to tack
it oato the general reraaue bill when that.
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