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ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
The Omaha Sunday Bee. l
DRUNK WITH POWER
Such Eiden,ly is Oily Excuse for Harder
of Artiller- Private.
GERMAN MILITARY SPIRIT RUN MAD
Youthful Cadet Thinki Life Small Matter
leiide Official Dignity.
SECTION OF PRESS DEFENDS KILLING
Other! Thick Oapiul Punishment EeTere
for Failure to Saluta.
APPEARS TO BE PROUD OF HIS ACTIONS
WrHM Letter to Victim's Mother,
Asking Forgiveness, hot De
fends Action In KJ11-
ing Her Son.
(Copyright. 1903. ny Preos Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, April 18. (Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Naval Cadet
Huasner, who slew Artilleryman Hartmann
for neglecting to salute him according to
the former'a ldeaa of proper deference, la
Under military arreat.
The conservative newspapers defend
Husaner. The aocial democrata are making
valuable electioneering capital from ths
revolting Incident. Hussner aaya that Hart
mann, recognizing him aa ao old school
fellow and friend, extended his hand. Hence
hla arrest. Lutscher. a friend of Hart
mann, who aaw the affair, denlea thla and their king.
aaya Husoner had In hla pocket a UbI of
private aoldiera for punishment for refus
ing to aalute him. It aerms to be clearly
an Instance of an ill-balanced mind af
fected by the military arrogance cultivated
Lutscier's story of the Incident la this:
"Hartmann waa about to enter a beer ball
In Essen Sunday night with hia friend,
Lutscher, when Hussner. a 10-year-old
naval cadet, encountered them. Hartmann
was slightly inebriated. Neither he nor
Lutscher saw Hussner until the cadet came
up In a hectoring manner and said to
" 'You failed In your duty by not salut
ing me. Accompany me to the police sta
tion.' "Hartmann, surprised, raid nothing, but
turning, tried to get away along the street.
Huasncr pursued with drawn sword, easily
overtook him, struck him on the head,
making Hartmann reel, then drove hia
blade into hla back. Hartmann fell in a
. heap, bleeding both from the bead and
Proud of Hla Act.
FAVOR AMERICAN DENTISTS
European Royalty Apparently Wants
None Other to Attend
(Copyright. 1903 by Frew Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram) A great
deal haa been written about the famous
Dr. Evans, the American dentist of Psrls,
who was the boon companion and adviser
of Napoleon III. But there are American
dentists now In Europe who are Just as
close, to king or emperor, only they do
not boast of it, and the world In general
knowa nothing about it.
The American dentists who serve royalty
In Europe are considered as Intimate
friends and privileged charactera. Being
from America, where court etiquette la not
recognized, the ordinary conventlonalltlea
are laid aside for them.
"It Is the American dentist," Is sufficient
explanation for royal favors , In Oermany,
Russia. Austria, Spain. Sweden and Italy.
In each of those countries the members of
the royal family have chcacn Americana
for their dentists and treat them as con
Fifty yeara ago a king or a prince con
sidered his dentist In the same class with
his btber and his hair dresser, but when
American dentists established themselves
In the capitals of Europe and were sent
for, in condescending fashion, by members
of the royal families, they flatly declined
to go. They were so far superior to any
other dentists that they won the day and
aoon monopolized the practice among royalty.
It has come to such a pass Indeed that
none but American dentists can hope to
become attached to the courts. Europeans
are constantly going over to America for
their degrees In order to gain favor with
"It all happened In an Instant: There
, waa no provocation whatever. Hussner waa
perfectly cool and aeemed to feel proud
when he aaw Hartmann fall.
"1 caught my friend in my arms. He
appeared to choke with blood and died In a
few mlnutea, unable to apeak. Hussner
tood by as a crowd collected, and when
ScrTroed'er. a .nofloommlssloned efDchr.- af-
.traoted Xif it, earn uy, ll-usstuer M vaunt
tng1y! I did thla. ..When I draw . my.
sword 1lood must flow. This man endeav.
Ored to eacape erres for insulting me by
refusing to salute. I had to defend an
officer's honor at all costs.'
"Schroder asked 'Can nothing be done for
Hartmann?', But Hartmann waa dead.
Huasner now became afraid of the threat
ening crowd, and Schroder hurried blm to
At the atatlon Hussner complained that
Hartmann'a crime was offensive familiar
ity, and that he arrested Hartmann out of
consideration for hia personal aafety, con
sidering him dangerously drunk. This waa
a mere afterthought. Hussner seemed
surprised that the officials did not applaud
hla deed. He strutted about the station
with a martial air still flourishing his
sword, which waa atreaked half way up
the blade with Hartmann'a blood. It prob
ably will be pleaded that Huasner, too,
was under the Influence of drink, but those
who saw him can swear that he was only
intoxicated with self-importance. Hart
mann having been a echoolboy companion
of Huasner'a, renders the tragedy all the
more horrible, while the letter Husaner
wroae to Hartmann'a mother plainly shows
the influence of the harangues of German
mllltarlata, which have from time to time
atartled the world. Some of the phrases
employed smack of Emperor William's
choicest lucubratlona. The letter reads:
Appeals to Mother.
"It Is In the deepest distress and sor
row for your son that I address my
aelf to you to give you proof of
my heartfelt sympathy for you In
the loss you have sustained through my
action. Be assured that I did not act out
of hatred or 111 will agalnat your aon. It
waa my hard duty aa a soldier. I waa
obliged to enforce obedience to myself, and,
to my bitter regret, fate directed my ateel
In this unfortunate manner. A word of
forglvenesa from yoa, honored madame,
would be Incomparable consolation, for it
the mother forgives, no honorably minded
person can continue to bear a grudge."
One of Emperor Wllllara'a best friends Is
his American dentist. Dr. Sylvester, who
lives In a magnificent mansion near the
Tiergarten In Berlin. When the kaiser
wants his teeth attended to he never aends
for Dr. Sylvester to come to him, but goes
himself to the dentist's house on foot with
only one attendant and walks In so quietly
that the neighborhood often does not know
he la there. The emperor haa loaded the
doctor down with glfta and favors.
The king of Saxony cannot complain If
the crown princess mado a friend of her
American dentist, because his American
dentist. Dr. Jenkins, has always enjoyed
very great favor. The king will never have
any other dentist, and this partiality has
made Dr. Jenkins enormously rich.
Dr. Wallason, the czar's American den
tlst, lives in St. Fetersburg In a palace In
the quarter reserved for grand dukea and
ambassadors. It Is furnished with such
exquisite things that each room represents
fortune in Itself. Wherever the czar or
czarina or the grand dukea are they alwaya
aend for Dr. Wallason and he la kept busy
traveling from one end of the big Russian
empire to another.
Probably no one living knowa the Im
perial family ao Intimately aa Dr. Wallason.
In his presence they lay aside the rigid
formality they observe even with members
ot JJielr households. But Dr. Wallason was
never known to discuss them.
. In the same way Dr. Thomaa, an Amer-
! rVMInt of Vienna, baajheen for ver
an Intimate friend of the-emperor sutd he
has never betrayed the emperor's confidence
by a single Indiscrete utterance,
DURE TOO LEISURELY
Dooh of Marlborough Not Likely to Wait
for Him to Beach Vienna.
GETS INTERESTED IN MOTOR ON WAY
Young Mr. Vanderbilt Shows Him a Few
Thingi About Machine.
COLD WEATHER SPOILS SPORT IN FRANCE
Daily Leiter ia Waiting to Presented at
Court in May.
GOOD DANCERS IN DEMAND IN LONDON
Marchioness ot Hertford Conlag lo
America to Attend Weddlag
of Her Bon to nn
Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The duch
ess of Marlborough la expected to return
ere long from Vienna, where ahe has been
undergoing treatment for threatened deaf
ness. She Is getting anxloua te see her
children. The duke left for a leisurely
tour to Vienna to meet her, In order to ac
company her home, but he la making such
a prolonged atay In Parle that It now seems
probable that the duchess will meet htm
there. The duke haa bought a new autoy
mobile and W. K. Vanderbilt. jr., is giv- i
Ing him the benefit of hie experience.
Young Mr. Vanderbilt and hla wife have
recently motored from Paris to Cannes and
back twice and are only deterred by the
terribly cold weather from Betting out on a
trip through Spain.
M. P. Grace haa rented from the duke of
Atholl, the famous grousemoor at Dalna
spidal In Perthshire. It haa been carefully
preserved for sixty yeara and has yielded
some of the largest bags ever shot In Scot
land. Mra. Ogden Goelet and her daughter, due
to arrive today at Clarldge'a, come from
Parla to London to attend Lady Beatrix
Herberfa wedding on the 29th of thia
month. They will remain In London two
weeks and then go to Paris for the season.
Mrs. Lelter's London plans have been
disarranged by the fact that no date haa
yet been fixed for the May court, when
"Daisy" ia to be presented to the king and
queen. Mrs. Leiter had hoped to get this
done in time to leave London May 10, after
attending Mrs. Adalr'a great fancy dress
ball May 8. At that ball "Daisy" la to
wear her magnificent durbar costume, a
perfect wonder of Indian embroidery. Mlas
Leiter Is seen every morning rming in me
park with her handsome escort. Captain
Meade, The bitter "nor'eaater" has kept
the majority of the rldcra lndoora, but Miss
Leiter seems to gain additional enjoyment
FRAU ANNA ROTH E A TRILBY
Celebrated "Flower - Median Sup
posed to Have Acted fader
(Copyright, 1903, by Presa Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Wee Frsu.
Anna Rothe a real "Trilby f" That la a
question that la being asked since the
"Flower Medium" has been sent to prison
for a year and a balf for swindling many
notable people. Including court Chaplain
The theory that Instead of Imposing upon
those who' flocked ta her aeancea, she was
the hypnotic slave of her business man
ager, Jeutsch, la based upon the testimony
of medical expert at the trial, especially
upon that of Dr. Henneberger ot Charity
hospital. Thla doctor said that In his
opinion she waa subject to hallucination
of alght and hearing, and he waa surprised
that she did not give herself and Jeutach
away when hypnotized hy another person.
Although her supporters paid most liberal
admission fees,, It haa not been suggested
that she profited to any large extent; It
Is evident that Jeutsch played on the weak
ness ot the well-to-do publlo for things
supernatural and found- a passive tool In
Frau Rothe. r
Frau Roll 83 years old, tall and
slim, her oi Alnctive feature being her
largo eyea jt .n aeem to be lighted with
uncarthl f . She habitually keepa her
thin 11 .htly compressed and plays
uervor 7 nm
her fingers. She was
chary . ..h fraud In sixty-one cases and
atte . . fraud In ninety-two cases. The
mf of the persons who were Frau
F willing dupea moved In the hlgh-
clety and probably for thla reason
ion of their names has been avoided.
Countess von Moltke was referred to
several occasions as being a frequent
visitor at Frau Rothe's seances, and one
witness stated that the Princess Karaschka,
General von Zaatrow, the Baroness
Qrunhoff and Countess Wachtmelster were
among the "medium's" supporters. Ex
Court Preacher Stoecker appears to have
been preeent at several aeancea, and other
paatora were also occasionally admitted.
CLARK TELLS PLANS
Senator Annonnoei Hi Intentions with
Oregon Short L'na Purchase.
PROPOSES TO TAP GREAT FRUIT BELT
Perishable Oargoei Will Be Taken te Higher
Altitudes wit i Dispatch
LOS ANGELES TO BE BROUGHT EASTWARD
Sew Boad Will Out Fit! Hundred Mil"
Off Eun from Salt Lake
FIGHT WITH UNION PACIFIC QUITE ENDED
Many Miles ol Italia to Be Laid la
Extreme Writ Connection- with
Gonld nnd Harrlmnn
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Showers and Colder
Sunday: Monday Fair, Warmer in West
1 Vonnar Offlcer Drnnk with Power.
Hoke Too Leisurely for Wife,
t'lnrk Outlines Railroad Plana.
Disastrous Fire nt llrownvllle.
3 rinna for Irrigation Work.
Keren Doodle Indictments Voted.
Initios; the Three Americas.
S News from rhraaks Towns.
Mrs. I.lllle Ultra a Lite sentence.
4 Sporting Eventa of the Day.
8 Kumeron Tips on KnUht fnae.
Marine Firemen strike In Storm.
O Tnst Week In Omnhn Society.
T Affairs at Mouth Wmaha.
Cruiser West Virginia I.annched.
8 Council Rlnffs nnd lawn News.
Running Eight with Rank Robbera.
ft Weekly Review of Sport.
13 Amusements and Mnsle.
15 Facts About Postoflloe Clock.
Veteran with Money Kills Himself.
IB Financial and Commercial.
FIRE DAMAGE GREAT
Fierce Flames Sweep BrownvilU City in
Early Mornintr Uouri.
FIVE BUILDINGS TOTALLY DESTROYED
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
CLOSE DISTILLERY OF MONKS
French Government Seals Place
Where Chartreuse Is
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 18. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The monks
ot the Grand Chartreuse, at St. Laurent
du Pont, apparently have decided to com
pel the French government to make at
least a ahow ot force to effect their ex
pulsion. When the official seala were put
on the doors of the distillery yesterday
Father Rey protested and went to the
monastery, five milea away, which waa
completely closed amid profound alienee.
The monastery, which Is covered with
snow, would lend Itself to resistance If the
fathera ao decided.
Police Commissioner Faure has an
nounced formally that the time has come
to enforce the decree of expulsion.
The passing of the Dominican fathera
through the Faubourg Honore waa peace
ful. There waa a huge crowd at the last
mass and the greatest emotion waa dis
played. Father Boulanger'a final words
"They shut Christ In the tomb with
guards about the body, yet he waa resur
rected, and the day will come when thla
chapel, now about to be abandoned, will
resound with the hallelujahs of deliverance."
from the trying weather
United States Embaasy Secretory White
end MrWTP. wbe "r at unm xars, the monta ot th lov f sr-ufMdo rate, which
BAD WEATHER AND SUICIDES
Epidemic of . Self-Destrurtton At
tributed to the Depressing
(Copyright. 19(8, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The un
precedented weather of Esatertlda In Eng
land, wintry, wet, dreary and depressing,
has been accompanied by a startling out
break of suicide and crime, As the dis
mal weather U laid 'by aome astronomers
to the spots on the eun, the same malign
influence may be accountable for the carni
val .of passion. '
The suicide tpldeiuln has been 'moat no
table, at the aeaslde resorts and In the
large Industrial centers. ' Out of forty
cases reported ten were due; to love, four
to financial worries and five to dread of
Impending marriage. April Is normally
NEW YORK, April 18 United Statea
Senator W. A. Clark of Montana today
gave out the first detailed statement re
garding the settlement of differences be
tween the Union Pacific Interests and the
newly organized San Pedro, Loa Angelea
ft Salt Lake railroad.
A year ago the two companies had rival
construction ganga at Mountain Valley
wash, each eager to forestall the other
and ready to resort to physical violence
to accomplish the end desired.
Will Rnlld Into California.
Now Senator Clark aaya he and hla ad
herents have leased the Oregon Short Llue
south of Salt Lake City and will construct
about 400 milea of road from Calientes,
Nev., westerly through Cajon pasa to San
Bernardino, whore connection will be made
with eighty-five miles of track already In
operation between San Pedro, Loa Angelea
and Riverside. Senator Clark added;
The San Pedro, Loa Angeles & Bait Lake
City road is authorized to issue $50,000,on0
bonds and haa fc!n.Ouo,0( capital stock. It
haa leased for ninety-nine years the Oregon
Bhort Line system south from Salt Lake
City to Calientes. Besides the main line,
there are two shorter lines taken over. The
muBt lmnortant is the LeamlnKton cut-oft.
extending from Salt Lake City to Leam
ington, Utah, where is Joins the Oregon
From Calientes west I have already nad
forty miles of grading done. The road will
go through Mountain Valley wasn, tne
only available pass. The wasn is tne ary
channel or a mountain stream, ai ajon
pass we will find a grade of 106 feet to tho
inlle, but only for a short distance, and
the next highest grade Is only seventy-nine
feet. The coat will average 130.UU0 a mile.
Heavier Kalis for Oregon Line.
The Oregon Short Line system under our
control will be rebuilt with heavier rails
and the best of equipment. The road from
Han Pedro to Loa Anselea nnd Klverslde
now has the best Pullman and other rolling
stock and the whole system will be
equipped similarly. Last year 25.000 carloads
or trull were ramea in tne uos jtngeics
section, and there are orchards which In
less than five years will produce 60,000
carloads. This new line will take fruit
trains from that section Immediately into
a cooler altitude, a Uisideratum In such
- The, distance fiom Salt Lake City to Loa
Angeles la mw ml!'S by thla new route ann
llonr. Dew. Hour. Dear.
S a. m (VI 1 . in ..... . Ml
O a. ni AO 11 p. nt T
7 a. m lit p. in 7
8 a. in 5)1 4 v. m HH
9 a. in KM S p. in IT
10 a. m ' (; U p. n til
11 a. m tU T p. m tUi
13 ni ttft
PARIS MOVERS ON A STRIKE
Many Mny Re Compelled to Forego
the Annual Household
FORTUNE CHEWED UP BY RATS
One Hundred Thouannd Dollars
Notes Destroyed by
(Copyright, 1908. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The villa
at Trevtse, where the Austrian Countess
d'Onlgno waa murdered by her gardener
some months ago, haa just been officially
searched In the drawer of her desk was
found the fragments of $100,000 In notes
which tad been ao chewed by rata aa to
be wcrthless. The countess was a miser.
(Copyright. 19"3. by Preas Publishing Co.) I .LZV , , w
PARIS. April 18. (New York World Cs- 'ahlon.
blegraiu Special Telegram.) The movers
of Paris, who on movlt.g day, with their
handcarts or big lumbering vana, transport j .
household goods from one abode to another. I MEASURING PARIS CAB FAKES
have gone on strike. They say they are the
worst paid class of workers in France. They I Meter to Show How For a Paasen.
never receive mora than S francs (St) rents)
a day and on aa average not over 1H franc.
Recently a number of families put a peti
tion in circulation, asking that the Pour
Bolre (Tip) of the movera be suppressed by
law. The movers thereupon rose in a body.
arer Has Reen Cs
.Copyright. 190, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. April 18. (New York World Ca-
gave on eman Oauea,'
Cold foe Motoring.
Mra. Ridgely Carter bna been on a motor
ing tour along the river Loire In France
Her party returned to Paris last Sunday,
almost froetbltten by the continued cold
Craig Wadsworth Is having a month's
holiday in Oermany, vlaltlng the principal
cltiea and devoting a good deal of time to
picture galleries and sightseeing.
William Philllpa, Ambassador Choata'a
new private secretary, la falling Into his
duties with great facility. Being a noted
waltser. he Is greeted with additional cor
diality by anxioua hostesses, who are finding
It harder than ever to get dancing men for
their partiea. The average young Eng
liahman la too bored to dance, and as he
rarely ahlnes in conversation Americans
are all the more welcome.
Coming to Thaw Wedding.
Lord Yarmouth'a mother, the marchioness
of Hertford, sailed from Liverpool last
Thursday on Celtic, which left one day
late because of a collision In the river
Mersey. It will be the marchioness' first
visit to America. She goea to be preaent
at the wedding of her eldest aon and
Miss Thaw of Pittsburg. Lady Hertford
Is a daughter of Viscount Brtdport. The
viscount waa Queen ' Vlctoria'a principal
aide-de-camp, and the present marchioness
was one of her ladlea-ln-wattins. The
Brldport family own extensive vineyards
in Sicily and the viscount also beara the
Italian title of duke of Bronte. Lady Hert
ford la devoted to her husband and daugh
ters, living very quietly, for the most part
at Ragley Hall, the family aeat in War
wickshire. Lord Yarmouth, since he came
of age haa apent nine-tenths of hia time
either in Australia or Dunlstaa and la
little known In English society.
Mr. and Mra. Barton French, who have
been ataylng with their children at Cla
rldge'a, have taken the duke of Sutherland'!
steam yacht Catania for a two month'a
cruise In the Mediterranean. Their plrty
will Include Mre. Walker Fearn and Mr. and
Miss Townsend. They Intend making a
round tour of the Mediterranean from Al
giers to Constantinople, the Levantine
porta and back to Tunla and Algiers.
A very attractive member of the Anglo
American nobility Is the countess of
Tankervllle. Her latest photograph, taken
with her little aon. Lord Ossulston (who Is
now six years old) testifies to her charms
and ia much admired by her friends. She
Is the daughter of O. O. Van Marter of
New York, and was married In 1895 to the
earl of Tankervllle, who owns about 31,500
acres In North Britain.
The earl la a grandson ot the sixth duke
of Manchester, so little Lord Ossulston ia
a kinsman of Lord Mandervllle, who waa
born In October. 1902, and Is destined to
be the Anglo-American tenth duke of
Mancheater, hla mother having been Helen
Zimmerman of Cincinnati.
In thia same epidemic period London haa
produced a remarkable crop of tragedies
of passion. In the one which haa at
traded the most attention the victim was
a beautiful young woman, Mra. Aubert, the
wife ot an offlcer. She waa ahot by an
admirer named Hull, a confidential servant
to Sir Earnest Cassel. Hull, a young man
of exemplary character and highly esteemed
by Cassel, became Infatuated with' Mra.
Aubert, who wae living apart from her
husband. Hull shot her and then ahot
himself. Both ' were fatally wounded.
In eight cases the suicides annnounced
beforehand that they meant to "follow
Fighting Mac," referring to Sir Hector
MacDonald killing himself In Parla. The
newspapers every morning contain a fresh
budget of fatalities, mostly for entirely
Inadequate reasons, aa auch affairs go.
l.vtu-iKi., cove? trill wntrof hrrtir:
Mow irimo rrnm Halt, i;nr ana norm
thereof reachea Lns Angeles by way of
Ban fc'rnnrisco. not leas than 1.300 miles. At
San Pedro there Is building a 3,0(i0,i00
breakwater and Wilmington bay la being
dredged Into a nne narDor. inn sicie oi
Riverside there Is building an tWO-foot con
crete bridge, the longest and with the
Mahout .nun nf anv similar structure.
Our terminal facilities at Salt Ijike City
will be equal to the Oregon Short Line's
and we will connect with the Union Pacific
and Gould syatema. The mineral wealth
that our road will develop equals that ot
ihe Me.'aaba range.
No bonds have been Issued on the Ixis
Angeles road so far completed and 115,000,000
of the I50.0U0,WXI bonded debt will be. re
served for branch linea or kept In the
Wltn me mere are inieresirti, biiiumh
others. Senator Kenrns and W
FATE FOLLOWS APARTMENTS
Tragedies Commence Even Refore tho
Structure Is Com
pleted. (Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. April 18. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) There Is an
apartment house in Parla that haa been
marked from the day of lta completion by
fatality. While It still bore the green
branch, which here Indicates the unfin
ished building, an unidentified tramp
hanged himself In a little shop on the
HENNINGS AS A COLLECTOR
Democratic Paper Contrndlcts Its Own
Edltorlnl Record for t'uin
Republicans and democrata alike are
amused at the attempt of tho World-Herald
to make campaign material out of the un
usual and successful method adopted last
year by City Treasurer Hennlngs to collect
delinquent personal taxea. At the time the
collections were being mvle and the city
coffers were being Oiled with money that
no other treasurer had ever been able to
get Into them all of the Omaha newspapers
were unstinted In their pralee of the city
treasurer. The World-Herald yesterday
printed the following In an editorial:
The friends of Mr. Hennlngs, the Moores
candidate for city treasurer, point with
pride to the tact tnat on several occasions
the World-Herald has commended the
creditable acts and methods of the Hen
nlngs administration.- It Is true mat tne
World-Herald has several times said some
very kind words of the present city treas
urer. These words were said because It
was believed that Mr. Hennlngs waa en-
Jltled to them,' but Mr. Hennlngs' friends
will una II aimcuu io uibimjvit mm uw
World-Herald ha ever expressed its ap
proval of the discrimination shown by the
city treasurer in the collection of taxes.
Mr. Hennlngs' van-collecting method
would have been more creditable to his
administration if he had not employed the
van exclusively for the humiliation of poor
men who were without Influence.
The editor of the World-Herald, when
he wrote the above lines, must have al
lowed himself to forget the following ar
ticle published In the World-Herald on
January 1 of thla year;
City Treasurer Hennlngs during the year
C9n.tinufrt.4a etrnnly J.Mw attain ltur
ot the law, bwt -In- -doing s lwcf a -number
of amusing and some rather sensational
experiences. Such, tor example, as when he
Issued distress warrants and took posses
sion of the horses and rlga of a number of
well-to-do and prominent persons who had
Ignored notices to pay their personal taxes
and refused to pay collectors when they
SCHOOL OFFICERS ORGANIZE
Form Association to Promote Inl-
formlty In Test Rooks and
The Douglas County School Boards' as-
8. Mc- sedation wae organized at the county court
Cormlrk of Bait Lake City. R. C. Xearns bouse yesterday afternoon at a meeting of
nt th nemls bi others of St. Louis and
my brother, J. Ross Clark of Los Angeles.
GOULD DECIDES ON CHANGES
Wabash and Missouri Pacific Men to
Re Moved Abont Next
CHICAGO, April 18. There are to be one
or two important changea In the official
roster of Gould line officials. These
changes may come May 1.
It la understood that Milton Knight, sec
ond vice president and traffic manager of
the Wabash, Is to retire, owing to 111 health,
and J. M. Johnson, now assistant to tho
vice president, will take' his place with
headquarters In St. . Louis. This will ne
cessitate bringing W. C. Smith to Chicago
aa assistant to Mr. Bird. Mr. Smith la traf-
This waa aoon followed by the death i 00 manager for the Missouri Pacific at St.
of an old woman, who suffocated herself
In the garret. Then a young couple
killed one another In an apartment, and a
young woman poisoned herself In another.
Next a girl of 15 threw herself from a
The people In the quarter began to point
at the house, shake their heads and whis
per mysteriously-. But the house still haa
Inmates, for the most part atudents who
mock at superstitious fears.
Jules Bola, a psychological expert, waa
consulted about the auiclde house, and ad
vanced two theories. One Is that ot the
spiritualists and occultists, who believe
that evil spirits frequent certain placea and
pursue people who enter with evil thoughts
until they commit aome crime agalnat
themselves or others.
The second and more Interesting theory
la that of psychic contagion. He asserts ;
that the vital fluid force which every In- j
dividual possesses aoes not expire when lm rn
ih iilrlrl dies, but mav llnser at th MLLCU
place of his death, to carry the subtle
suggestlou of self-destruction to another.
Occultista are considering the advisabil
ity ot making a scientific study of the sui
Louis. It Is understood J. C. Lincoln, gen
eral freight agent for the Missouri Pacific,
will be advanced to the position now occu
pied by Mr. Smith.
It Is not certain these changea will take
place, but such Is the present nlan.
PRESIDENT QUITE ISOLATED
Moves Away from Secretary So that
Messengers Can Alone Rrlng
CINNABAR, Mont., April 18. Secretary
Loeb received no word today from the
president, who is at Norrla, out of reach
Unless a messenger Is sent over the
snow-filled trails to Fort Yellowstone no
word will be received from him until his
return from Geyserland on Wednesday,
100 school officers representing all but five
of the sixty school districts In the county,
exclusive of the city school organlxatlona In
Omaha and South Omaha.
J. S. Nesblt of Waterloo was elected
president and Charles Witte of Elkhorn
secretary. The meeting had keen called by
E. J. Bodwell, county superintendent ot
public Instruction, and all but two of the
officers present voted In favor of organis
ing. The principal object of the associa
tion Is to effect uniformity in text books
used and uniformity In country achool
courses of study. The two negative voters
believed that adoption of uniform text
books would entail expense, but the others
of the association say not, and point to the
record ot similar associations organized In
twenty-five counties ci Nebraska as Illus
trations of what may be done. Principal
John Speedle of the Benson schools talked
of the need and advantages of uniformity in
text books and Superintendent Bodwell dis
cussed the purposes of ihe organization In
a general way.
It was voted that the county superin
tendent should appoint a committee of
seven members of the organization and
aeven teachera to make up a uniform list
of text books, - and that the president
should appoint a committee on constitution
and by lawa and a committee on ways and
means of aupportlng a county truant officer.
These committees will be named aoon and,
when ready to report, another meeting of
the organization will be called. They will
aubmlt their recommendations and It the
text book Hat is approved it will then go to
the districts for ratification and adoption.
He el, FcstofTice, Store and Two Frama
Structure! All Diiappear.
LOSS WILL REACH NEARLY $75,000
Owneri Carry Barely Half Enough Iniur
ancs to Recoup Thorn.
BUCKET BRIGADE ALONE SAVES TOWN
.leans of Fighting Holocaust Inade
quate to Meet Sudden Emergency,
Consequently Whole Rlock
Has to Re Sacrificed,
BROWN VI LLE, Neb., April 18. (Special
Telegram.) The most disastrous fire which
ever visited this city started about 1 .
o'clock this morning and before It burned
itself out had consumed five buildings, en
tailing a loss of between t.' 0.000 and $75,000.
No one Is able to state just how it atarted,
but when discovered It had gained such
headway In the second story of the Marsh
hotel that there was no stopping It with
the limited means of fighting fire at the
command of the citizens. The only Ore
protection the city has Is a bucket brigade
and a hook and ladder company. The
members of the fire company, assisted by
the citizens, worked as hard aa possible to
save buildings and property, but were un
able to do much until the flames reached
the end of the row. Tho buildings burned
were the best and raoet substantial In the
city. Fortunately there was no wind blow
ing or It would have been Impossible to
save any portion of the town.
The fire, as stated, was first noticed In
the second story of the hotel building. Thla
was a large three-story brick structure
containing besides the hotef the opera house
and three store rooms, one of which waa
vacant at the time. It was known as the
Marsh, block nnd waa owned by Lewellen
A Davla, who conducted the hots.l and
their lose on the building and eontenta of
the hotel will be upwards of $30,000, about
half covered by Insurance. .
One ot the store rooms was occupied by
J. W. Rltchey with atock of general mer
chandise and his loss will be fully $10,000
with $5,000 Insurance.
Another of tho store rooms waa occupied
by the Blograpb printing office, on which
the loss will be about $1,500.
The third store room waa vacant.
Next to the Marsh block was a three
etory brick owned by M. W. Kauffman and
occupied by blm with a stock of general
merchandise. This was also an entire
losa, amounting to In the neighborhood of
I'ostofrlce Goes, too. , '
The next to go waa a two-story brick.
building adjoining,. AeduVf'M' ;Jxy post-"'
offioe-' asd - th..ihaeTiatt!ng -establishment","''
or Lewellen ft Davis. ' The mall matter waa
all saved from the pustofflce, but the
building Is a total loss, amounting to $5,000.
The loss In the undertaking establishment
will amount to about $1,000. Loaa a'bout
half covered by Insurance. Thla building
wae owned by the county and waa used as
a court house when Brownvllle waa the
county seat of Nemaha county.
Adjoining thla building were two frame'
structures occupied by Joseph Baker as a
blacksmith shop and these were consumed
entailing a loss of about $500. Here the
flames stopped for lack of more material
to feed upon In the block and the work
of the bucket brigade kept them from
spreading across thn street. This would
not have ben possible, hawever, had there
been auy wind.
Tho Marsh block, containing the hotel,
opera bouse and the three atore rooms
cost originally between $30,000 and $60,000
and had but recently been repaired and re
constructed at heavy expense.
The loss of these buildings, the best In
the city, together with the business enter
prises contained In them, will be a severe
one to Brownvllle aa well aa the actual
ownera of the property.
They demand belter pay and they protest blegram Special Telegram.) The Cab
against legal action to deprive them ot the ' Ownera' union in Paria Is about to try
courtesy a client may wish to offer. As ! again to Introduce the taxametre, an instru
movlng day is near at hand, their atruggla ' ment making possible short courses for 1
seems likely to result In victory.
frsnc, showing distances on a dial auto
matically. Under auch a system the ahort-
Freach Note Itlgrreaee Retweea Lou
bet'a and Koosevelt's
(Copyright. 1W8, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 1. (New York World Ca
bV'gram Special Telegram.) The French
government la making a comparison be
tween the pretentious costly voyage of
President Loubtt to Algeria and the tour
ot 'President Roosevelt, who represents
doubts the population and mauy times the
riches of France. Mr. Roosevelt la very
PRESIDENTS ! ,t course would cost 14 cents, every 100
yards farmer I cents more, jvext week soo
Parla caba will be ao fitted.
PICTURES BELOW STANDARD
Leading Critic lies Poor
f the Present
(Copyright. 10, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. April 18. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A leading
critic alies up this year's salon as "a vast
array ot canvaa on a aea of mediocrity lu
which masterpieces are lacking."
KING CONGRATULATES IBSEN
Arthur la Remembered on Occasion
of Seventy-Fifth Rlrth.
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
STOCKHOLM. April 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Among the
tributes which Ibsen received on bis seventy-fifth
birthday recently waa ths follow
ing letter from King Oscar of Sweden:
"I send thee my most affectionate wishes
for having attained thy seventy-fifth year,
j and atill more for a life so long, so rich In
j action, wnicn aoes noqor to tne country.
: Msy God give thee force and health to con
tinue thy glorious work. That is what tby
friend, Oscar, wishes for thee with all bla
Ibaea is aald to be very feeble, mot evea
la poeaaaaloa of all hla (acuities.
HONORS ACCORDED ARTISTS
French Government Promotes
Who Continue Work In
(Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, April 18. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The minister
of Dos arts has signed decreea for the
promotion of two well known palntera.
Bouguereau and Henner, to the rank of
grand officer of the Legion of Honor. WIN
Ham Bouguereau, the president of the So
ciety of French artists, la T7 yeara old. but
an active worker. Mr. Henner, an Alaattan,
ta 74. The proof that hla work baa lost
none of Ita force Is that be exhibited at ths
laat aalon a portrait that la conaidered
among hia best works.
Qeorge Perrot and Leon Henzry, distin
guished archaeologists, have likewise been
promoted lo the rank of grand officer, Mr.
Henzey haa made some very interesting
studies of ths Greek costume and given
aome Irtereatlug details on the corset ot
the Greek women, aaeva as the etrepaloa.
IN A COLLISION
Automobile and Internrbaa Car Com
Together with Fatal
INDIANAPOLIS, April 18. Aa the result
of a collision between an Interurban car
and an automobile, today, Dr. Charles
Howard of St. Paul, Ind., waa killed and
Richard Rice ot thla city waa badly Injured.
Movements of Ocean Vessels April 18,
At New York Arrived: Etrurla, from
Liverpool; Cedric, from Liverpool; Phila
delphia, fiom Southampton. Sailed: Fron
Prlns Wllhelm, for Bremen via Plymouth
and Cherbourg; Pennsylvania, for Ham
burg via Cherbourg: Kfe'.and. for Antwerp;
Minnehaha, for London: lvernla. for Uver
pool; Furneasia, for Glasgow; Perugia, for
At Cherbourg Arrived: Roentgen Lulse,
from New Yjrk. Sailed: 8t. Paul, from
Southampton, for New York.
At Indon Sailed: Mlnnetonka, for New
York: Cambrian, for Hint on.
At Havre Bailed: La Gascogne, for New
At Yokohama Arrived: Rio Jun Maru,
from Seattle, for Hong Kong.
At Queenstown Arrived: I'mbrla, from
At Boulogne Arrived I Rotterdam, from
At Antwerp Sailed! Vaderland, for New
At Liverpool Sailed: Campania, for New
At Southampton Railed! Bt. Paul, for
New Turk via. Cherbourg.
STRIKERS CONFER WITH YOST
Telephone Company's President
Thinks Roth Sides Now Have
Business Agent Stark and other members
of the Linemen's union bad a conference
with President Yost ot the Nebraska Tele
phone co:upany In the latter'a office yes
terday afternoon. President Yost told the
men that hia office door was always open
to the employes of the company and that
whenever they had any grievance he would
be glad to hear and consider It. The rep
resentatives of the atrlkera wanted to know
It the company would accede to the de
mands made by the union and Mr. Yost
replied that some of the conditions sought
to be Imposed on the company by the work
men would not be allowed. He Insisted that
the employee had alwaya been liberally
treated and that they really had no griev
ance at this time. The conference waa car
ried on without any bad feeling or either
side and when It waa over the president
thought both partiea had a better under
standing of the situation. The representa
tives ot the union will report to the or
ganization and await further Instructions.
WANTED IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
Dnnlel Anderson, Arrested In Chicago,
Is an Iowa Rurglnr and Jail
CHICAGO, April 18. (Special Telegram.)
Police Inspector John D. Shea received
Information today that Daniel Anderson,
arrested by Des Plalnes street officers Jan
uary 10, la a much wanted fugitive. A let
ter from Council Bluffs. Ia., statea that
Anderson Is a desperate criminal and
wanted n rottawattamlo county, Iowa, on
a charge of burglary and jail breaking.
Anderaon la the ann of a college professor
in Nebraska. His family connections are
aald to be the best and be had been well
reared. He had been given a good educa
tion, but fell In with bad company. Ho
waa captured In company with John Ooeta
and Charles Howard, after a struggle, in a
room near Lake and Sangamon atreets.
Revolvers and burglars' tools were found,
aa well as nltro-glycerine.
Last spring Anderson waa arrested In
Council Bluffs for burglary and lodged In
the Pottawattamie county jail. He suc
ceeded In opening his cell with a key be
had made and attacked Jailer Martin, beat
ing him to Insensibility. He bound and
gagged Martin and then locked him In a
cell. Mrs. Msrtln went to the rescue of
her husband and waa likewise overpowered
and placed In another cell. Then Anderson
released several fellow prisoners and ail
ot them escaped.
I Germaala Returns to Port.
NEW YORK. April 18.-The French
steamer Uertiianla. which sailed on Thurs
day for Nap.es. waa sighted off Highlands
toiiay. returning to port.
Passing Uuaranllne, tne officers reported
that when &h miles ea.-l of Sandy Hook
the steamer lost two blades of its pro
peller. The steamer has on boarri seven
cabin and ninety steerage paaseugeri.
George Martin, jailer of the county baa
tile In Council Bluffs, has gone to Chicago
for the purpose of Identifying a man who
haa been under arrest there alnoe January
28 and who from his pictures published lu
tho police papers Is believed to be An
drew Thompson, who tscaped from the
county jail here last June. Thompson was
Indicted on thn charge of breaking Into and
robbing the Curr'e hardware store In Un
derwood and waa the ringleader of the gang
of six prisoners who overpowered Jailer
Mrrtln and made their esrape from the
county jail. Three of the ging were recap
tured, but Thompson, with to others, suc
ceeded In getting away.
MINNESOTA BANKS MERGED
American Exchange and 1'nlon Decide
to Amalgamate as American
ST. PAUL, April 18. The American Ex
cbauge National bank, formerly the North
ern Savings bank, and the Union bank, two
strong s'tate Institutions, are to be merged
into the American National bank.
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