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i The Omaha Sunday Bee.
3 PART I.
PAGES 1 TO 8.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 17, 1903-TII1RTY-TWO TAGES.
SINGLE COrY FIVE CENTS.
ESTIHATEOF A KING
T. P. O'Conner, M. P., Writes Entertain
ingly of the British Sovereign.
POINTS OUT ADVANTAGES HE ENJOYS
Comes to Hi Position Mature in Tears,
with Broad Experience.
AS PRINCE OF WALES MEETS MANY MEN
Acquires Thereby Broad Knowledge of the
MEASURING UP TO HIS OrPORTUNITIES
natural Disposition as m Conciliator
Ieaaa Ulna to Tako a Raad la
Transvaal and Irish
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May IB. (New York World
Cablegram Bpeclal Telegram.) T. P.
O'Connor, Irleh member of Parliament and
writer, leads the number of hi a
"M. A. P." (Mainly About People) with a
significant article on "The King- as a New
Force," signing It with hla Initials, "T. P.,"
that there should be no mistake about
authorship. In this article he says:
"The world Is beginning to realise the
king. It took some time to do so. The
king as prince of Wales had a freedom
which he could never have enjoyed if he
had come to the throne at an earlier age.
Indeed, many of the qualities which he
has exhibited since he came to the throne
have ben made possible only by the fact
that he was so long prince of Wales. In
that position, exalted and yet private, tbe
Icing had tho right to go among all sorts
and conditions of men. The position was.
In some degree, a private position, free
from the responsibilities, the terrific
etiquette and the numberless restrictions
which still surround and - embarrass the
occupant of a throne. And thus It came
to pass that when the prince of Wales be
came king he had had an experience wider.
more instructive, ana, in a sense, more
deroocratlo than If he had, like so many
other monarchs, been brought up solely
In the stiff, enervating and narrow atmos
phere of courts.
"At the council board of the hospital, at
the public dinner or charity, at the basaar,
on the race course, In the theater, the king
has mixed with men as a man, and hence
It is that whatever faults could be urged
against him nobody could ever say that he
had anything ot the 'side' which, even In
monarchical circles, sometimes distin
guishes the king who Is a rounder from
the king who Is i gentleman. Indeed, one
of the things about the king, as to which
everybody is agreed, Is his perfect manners.
This I one of the secrets of his great
success i. . s
M ? Immense Opportunities.
"A'Vft.jfci' SXeat advantage of the freedom
of thvy f as prince of Wales Is that he
has, "-(jolf to travel so much, and, when
men of all parties and. creed. Just think
what all this must havejneant during the
thirty to forty years the king' was prom
inent as prince of Wales. It meant that
he had the opportunity of making the
personal acquaintance of every political
and social personage of every country on
"Ministries come and go, but the monarch
remains', holding In bis hands the threads
of a hundred different negotiations, situa
tions, difficulties, and any foreign minister
who has the advantage of audi knowledge
and such counsel would be foolish If he
neglected to take full advantage of It,
"One ot the advantages the king has had
In dealing with foreign statesmen and
monarchs Is his very fine gift as a linguist.
Three languages are perfectly familiar to
him his own, of course, and French and
r.erman which to him ark almost mother
f "There are some other things about the
klng which make me think this will be a
memorable reign. He has a desire, it might
almost be said a passion, for composing
dirnoultles. Indeed, sometimes during his
days as prince of Wales he went very near
getting himself in difficulties by his well
meant efforts to bring about reconciliation
between his friends who were estranged.
,"I attribute the position which he la
aid to have taken . up with regard both
ii to the Transvaal war and the Irish land
tqumlon to his desire to find a means ot
reconciliation where other men would be
too careless or too cynical to Interfere.
And add to this that the king la, according
to all appearances, an ambitious man
ambitious In the good sense of the word."
CARNEGIE FLAYS SMART SET
Tells Londoners that Americans Do
Not Tako Its Members
(Copyright. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. May 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Andrew
Ctrnegie left for Bkibo Friday. He filled
from three to four public engagements
every day of his thirteen days' stay In
London, and. frail aa he looks, seemingly
was none the worse for the exertion.
Nothing seems to have roused him while
here so much as a suggestion that he be
longed to the "smart set" In America.
"Do you think we belnog to the 'smart
set?' he exclaimed. "Do you think I
would belong to It? No man of real In
fluence In America takes those people
seriously. All that Raw Pork. Jr.. nH it.
'smart set' achieve Is to make themselves
ridiculous by playing at caste and 1
Drill 2 the European arlatncrav v
merely laugh at them. They count abso
lutely lor Homing in tne lire of our na
tion. "In America more than anywhere else it
Is 'three venerations from ihlrtftiAA.-.. .
shirtsleeves.' There Is no alnala kam ...
fortune In America which Is not being
spin up. Aristocracy cannot exist without
primogeniture and entail, and our laws
LIKE THE AMERICAN SAILORS
Merchants In French City Final Them
fiood t'astoraers for Their
(Copyright. 1H. by Press Publishing Co.)
FAR1S. May 16-(New York World Cablegram-Special
Telegram.) The American
squadron, which has been lying; off Vllle
Pram-he, became so popular that the mer
n ekjunts and boatmen petitioned the minima
VJlf marine to allow the squadron to anchor
ci.er in snore, as me crews were splendid
customers, but were reached nlth dliticulty
SCHWAB IS BUYING AUTOS
Clves aa Order to Parla Concern for
Two Machines, Furnishing;
Tart of Design.
(Copyright, 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Msy IS. (New York World
Cablegram Bpeclal Telegram.) "MonBleur
Charley," the manager of the Mercedes
automobile concern In Paris, said yester
day to the World correspondent:
'I have two orders from Charles M.
Bchwab, and have Just received a cable
dispatch directing that the sixty-horsepower
automobile ordered be ready June
. I have also another order for one
nlnety-horse-power machine similar to that
made for the king of the Belgians. The
report that a 120-horse-power machine has
been ordered Is untrue. None such ex
ists. 'The nlnety-horse-power machine will be
capable of making great speed. I have not
the details, but I know the frame of the
machine will be on lines designed by Mr.
Schwab himself. As to comfort, arrange
ments of seats, etc. the motor Is the same
as that of the king of the Belgians. There
Is nothing particularly remarkable about
the machine unless It be the details of the
frame, which I have not at hand, but
which will be especially novel. This ma
chine will not be ready for four months.
The Mercedes company Is arranging to
build a mammoth hotel on Rue de Fres
bourg, between Avenues Kleber and Victor
Hugo, to competo with the Elysee Palace
The chauffeur of W. K. Vanderbllt, Jr.,
was fined $2 this week for running an au
tomobile at excessive speed. This Is the
esse In which W. K. Vanderbllt, sr., was
sentenced to prison for three days In de
fault of his appearance In court. The elder
Vanderbllt afterward satisfied the court
that he was not in the automobile at alt.
and the sentence of Imprisonment was re
The outing arranged by the Automobile
club for the circulation committee of the
Paris municipal council, was a great suc
cess. The chauffeurs demonstrated be
yond doubt that they had perfect control
of their machines. Automobiles running
beside, carriages, going at preci-inly the
same speed furnished the illusion that they
were going much more rapidly than the
carriages. When the signal to stop was
given an automobile always took much loss
space than a carriage In which to come to
a standstill. Dummy figures thrown be
fore the automobiles were easily avoided
and a wonderful display of skill and con
trol was given.
One result of the experiments will he
that automoblllsts well receive permis
sion to run electric auto'a In the Allee da
Accaclas, In the afternoon and circulate
In the Bols de Boulogne at a speed of
fifteen miles an hour. The only thing that
marred the day was an accident in the
evening resulting In the death of Rene
Piault. the vice president of the municipal
council, who fell through an open trap
while Inspecting the roof of the Folies
Marlgny music haH, a distance of thirty
POPE BLESSES YOUNG COUPLE
Thinks Italian Prlnoe PI Well In
. Selecting? an Americas
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
KUMJi, May. is. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) An audi.
ence of more than common interest to
Americans took place in tbe pope's pri
vate apartments on Sunday, when he re-
revelved Prince Cammlllo Roapigllosl; the
commander of the Noble Guard, who was
accompanied by hla son, Don Giovanni
Roapigllosl. and the latter'a fiancee. Rthei
Bronaon, an American girl.
The pope welcomed the visitors ennUniiv
and bestowed a special blessing upon tbe
couple. Intimating an intention of pre
senting to the bride a wedding gift.
-rne richest dowry your American could
possibly bring you." Leo remarked tn k.
young prince, "could be some of that
activity and determination to which her
country owes its greatness and pros
perity." The pope is strongly in favor f
sons of the Roman nobility marrying
American or English airls. not Anlv AM
account of the financial advantages, but
pecausa he is convinced that the some
what torpid nature of the Roman aris
tocracy must derive -treat benefit rrm .
strain of more energetic blood.
Miss Bronson had the misfortune to in.
her mother last year tn Rome and since
then she has been living In the P. ,.
Borgheae, where aha occupies a magnificent
apartment with her chaperone. Miss Win
gate. Prince Giovanni la a nenhew e
Gulseppe Rosplgliosl. whose marriage to
the divorced Mrs. Parkhurts excited so
much interest. Hitherto he has been re
garded as a confirmed bachelor, and his
uncle's heir presumptive, but Prince
Giuseppe's maniaae and the hirtk .
child put an end to bis hopes, so be came
to tne conclusion tnat the best thing to do
was to marry an American heiress him
self. The wedding will take place June .
SCORES THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Attempts to Shield Officers and
Gets Himself lata.
(Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 16 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Chief of Po
lice Leflne, who has been popular. Is as
sailed on all sides today because of the ac
tion of the Agents des Moeurs (morality of
ficers) who arrested a sister and the
fiancee of the editor of the Lanterne, a
paper favorable1 to the government. Though
it was an outrageous case. Chief Leflne at
firat tried to screen hla officers, but In the
face of public clamor he was obliged to
dismiss then, from the force.
The whole system of such agents Is de
cried and some newspapers advise cltl
sens to treat them like mad dogs, shooting
them down whenever necessary to protect
their wivea and daughters.
FRENCH SAVANTS ARE TO TOUR
Series of Lectures to Be Delivered hy
Them la Sooth Amer.
(Copyright. 1903. by Preoa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 16-New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. Anatole
France, the novelist, accompanied by M.
Jaures. deputy of Carmeaux, la to make a
tour In South America soon by Invitation
of the University of Buenos Ayres. Each
la to deliver a series of lectures there. M.
France will speak on the Influence of
literature and art, on the development of
society, and M. Jaures on social phu.
osophy. M. France Is now In Rome,
where a dinner haa been given lu hi'.
honor by Count PiimolL
DUMONT l!v 110PEFUL
Believes Airships Will Some Day Be as
Common as Carriages Are Now.
HAS A COLLECTION OK THE MACHINES
Inventor Takes Almost Daily Spins in His
SPEAKS ENCOURAGINGLY OF LEBAUDY
Hopes to Be Able to Make Forty Miles
Per Hour or Better.
OTHER SCIENTISTS NOT SO CONFIDENT
Lebaudy Drothera Make Several
Successful Trips During; tho
Past Month nnd n
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 15. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The World
correspondent sat for an hour last evening
with Santos Dumont on tho balcony or his
handsome entresol at 114 Champs Eljsecs,
at a time when the avenue was swarming
with the finest array of equipages In the
world, returning from the Bole de Polgne.
Santos was Just back from an afternoon's
outing in his 3tt-horse power runabout air
ship, known as No. 9, and the conversation
was about the Lebaudy balloon trial and
the possibilities of the future. No petty
Jealousy of rivals is haroored by Santos
"I was delighted with the outcome of the
Lebaudy trial," he said. "Anything to ad
vance the cause of ballooning Is heartily
welcomed by me. I only wish that over
head there was a parade of eteerablo
balloons like this procession of carriages
rolling by below. And I believe the time
will come when there will be.
"I am going to try my No. 7 soon, mak
ing upward of forty miles an hour. The
advocates of flying machines without bal
loon attachments 'assert that any such
speed will shatter a balloon. I will show
them the contrary.
"Tho machines are heavier than air,
and, while I believe navigation possible
without balloons, it will always be limited
to two or three persons In a car; whereas
my confidence in No. 10, which can take
up twelve people besides the engineer. Is
unlimited. The success of the Lebaudy
trial bears out my optlmistio predictions.
I saw the big Deutsch balloon Inflated at
Saint Cloud today for the first time and
shall await tbe experiments with it in
terestedly. Beats the Eagle.
"The reason I think flying machines pos
sible is because we hate a motor which
can generate one-horse power for every
six pounds in weight, which is even more
than the wonderful American eagle ca
do, not to mention the turkey, which can't
fly at all, and both weigh muoh more than
six pounds. Yet I believe the conquest of
this .problem, will be achieved by steerable
balloons capable of carrying many per
sons." ' - " ' -
Emmanuel Alme, formerly Santos Du
roont's factotum and secretary, told the
World correspondent that in his opinion
both Lebaudy and Santos are on the wrong
track. He thinks balloons will never con
trol the air, even with motors capable ot
making headway against strong currents,
for much resistance would shatter balloons.
Such attempts he deems Interesting as ex
periments, but practically useless. He is
himself working incessantly at Nanterre
on a flying machine without balloon. He
believes It will raise his 9-year-old son and
maintain Its equilibrium at a height of
several yards and that when this is ac
complished all will be possible.
. M. Calletet, a member of the institute
and of its committee oa aerostatics, agrees
with M. Alme that the conquest of this
problem can be achieved only by a machine
heavier than the air and that the future
Dying machine will no more resemble a
bird than the Deutchland resembles a
whale. The Lebaudy airship Is 170 feet
long, 30 in breadth and haa a capacity of
3,588,000 cubic feet.
Ex-Queen Nattalte of Servla visited San
tos Dumont's aerodrome last Tuesday, as
the guest of Mrs. William A. Slater, and
was greatly Interested in the airship she
Lebandys Are Confident.
The Lebaudy brothers are greatly en
couraged by the recent trials of their ma
chine, the "Steerablo Yellow." They have
had It under cover at Moisson during a
period ot bad weather. In which the San
tos Dumont's apparatus sustained consid
erable Injury, and they have taken ad
vantage of the time to make extensive im
provements both In the machine and In the
shelter in which It is stabled.
Formerly It took seventy men to take the
alrahip from the barn to prepare It for
flight. Now it is set on a cradle which
moves along a track laid In a deep trench
from the barn to the point of flight. The
crew has been drilled in handling the ship.
At tbe word of command each springs to
his station, and. instead of a slow and
tedious operation, the ship is moved to Its
starting point in two or tnree minutes.
Among the changes in the ship Itself is
the reinforcing of tbe ropes sewn to the
envelope to strengthen It. These now make
the entire circuit of the balloon, and their
number has been Increased both at the
head and at the rudder post. In tbe lat
ter case the lines are carried from the
platform to the extreme stem of the ship.
Ths rudder, though seemingly of small
dimensions for a balloon of auch volume
really exerts great force through a special
grouping of vertical and horliontal vanes
arranged on the plan of an arrow. These
vanes create currents of air which strike
full on the rudder and increase Its sensi
tiveness. Finally, the taper of the stern
of the balloon has been fined down. A
basket capable of holding two carrier
pigeons has been attached, so that the pas
sengers can. In case of need, communicate
with the home station.
Man Several Trials.
The shelter for the ship has also been
Improved. It now presents the appear
ance of a well equipped work shop. All
needed parts for the airship are made on
the premises and a powerful Are apparatus
has been Installed. During April the
'Steerable Yellow" was out four times
with M. Juchmes acting aa pilot. On April
1. In rather a light wind. It made a circuit
of eighteen kilometers (about eleven miles).
On April 11, In a considerably fresher
breese. It went eleven kilometers (nearly
seven miles). On April 13. with a pretty
stiff breese blowing during the return It
covered about sixteen kilometers (about
ten miles). On April 30 it msde
a circuit from Moisson to LaProche
Ouyon to Freneuse and return, a purabo-
Continued oa Second Page.)
AMERICAN GOSSIP IN LONDON
O. Roberts' Wedding the Most
Interesting Topic nt
(Copyright, 19iiJ, by Press Publishing Co.)
IixnnM xf.v iis-.nw Vnrk World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The wedding
of Lieutenant Marshal O. Roberts and Miss
Irene Murray has been fixed for June 22
and will be in the Guards chapel.
It Is remarkable that tho bridegroom, a
former Mew Yorker. hn never hm been
naturalised as a British subject, should
have been granted a commission In the
Scots Guards, but Influence can do any
thing with the War office.
Miss Van Wart and Miss Huntingdon
dined with hla mother. Mrs T?alnh Vivian.
Thursday night, to meet the brldo-clect.
in addition to a ten-horse Panhard auto
mobile. Lieutenant Roberts has given to
his fiancee a . magnlflclent pearl and dia
mond tiara. "
Chicago" Smith is due In London Mav
25. He has taken a large suite ot rooms
at ciaridge and will bring with him a
party of Americans, mostly women. He
means to drive them In a coach to the
Derby, give them an insight Into English
modes and customs for three weeks, then
take them to Scotland and cross to Dublin
to see the automobile race.
F.ourke Cockran also is pfimlnB to T.nn.
don for the Derby. Ha ham been tnkinir
excellent care of himself n. Rome. During
iwng Mwaroi visit p . not accept
any of the invitations ' i on him from
members of the la erlcan colony,
uuw resiuenis in tne v.- i uity.
The I nnmiir', T' nAH 1.
They will have Isitors from New
iora, coming on v. , and they will also
make a party f .aces.
Foxhall Ke tother sportsman who
will drive a to Epsom, laden with
transatlantj ' ..s.
The tWOi ' " sistera ninriva ana Aii.
drey, have tSi London society by storm
wnii ineir oeauty ana accomplishments.
Mrs. Deacon has come over from Paris and
taken No. S John street, Mayfair, for the
season. Gladys went to Mrs. Adair's great
ball as a Pompeian flute player and was
greatly admired. She presented a striking
contrast to her younger sister. Audrey, who
appeared as a Greek flower s-lrl. the riraner.
les Swathed tightly across her body, dis
playing her magnificent figure to perfec
tion. Everybody wondered who waa ah
with such a Spanish look in her deep-set.
aarx eyes that sweep about in the most
searching wtv. Mar pnmni..Un -
beautiful imaginablecreamy white, with
voi mine cneenB, run red lips, revealing per
fect teeth. She Is the Sam, bela-ht na
Gladys, but not so thin, and Is quite as
wen iniormea on all subjects. Audrey was
at the same convent as her aiat.r ,...4
. , .uvnni
the same line of knowledge, attended
courses or lectures at the Sorbonne in Paris
on the most obstruse subjects, and in con
versation can control any question that
Gladys Deacon., who looks aarfini
thin, Is very popular here and will gcfcut
little more than her sister, who has not yet
been presented at court.
Mrs. Deacon herself is a most heniiHrnl
woman. looks astonishingly youthful,
dresses exquisitely and has a reserved, dig
nified manner. m4. 111. - Tat.t. ...T
. f. r- xiauie
dame than the y, modern mother of two
un,. ne servants-m
their lltle Mavfatr hni IMA safaa mil TJ.. 1.
and were brought over' from their Versailles
The girls will be chaoeroneH n.lnnl..n..
by some of their many married friends.
"" -"nora or chudlelgh. will tako Gladys
everywhere, aa she has dnn. e. .
Af Lady Warwick's big party on Thursday
-n was a gTeat success. She
showed herself to be
crack bridge player and an expert with
in oii.iara cuo. she was easily the best
looking girl present and was surrounded
by all the 'smartest" mn .w.
son of the house, Lord Brooke.
DEFENDER FOR AUTO TROPHY
Owner of Sew Machine Expects to
Ran One Hundred Miles
t nn Honr.
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
IX3NDON. Mav 18. iN'ew v,-i, ir u
- It utm
Cablegram Special Telegram.) 8. P. Edge,
the present holder of the Gordon Bc-nnet
International automobile trophy, is having
a muior car duiu tor tne coming contest
which, he asserts, will attain
100 miles an hour by means of Its lCO-harse-
power engine. He says:
"By means of a new contrlvan,. t
start the car at top speed or stop It with.
out resort to intermediate speed levers. On
a course like that for the Gordon Bennett
race, where one must make from thirty
to forty stops in 360 miles, the ability to
Jump off at once Into full pace will be
a great advantage, as I hope to demon
strate." The body of the car will not uiffei
greatly from the accepted type. There will
be one seat for the driver and a perch
for the chauffeur fixed below the dash
board. The weight of the car will be just
under a ton, and the wheel base will he
rather longer than usual eight feet six
inches by four feet eight Inches, to pre
vent skidding when traveling at top speed.
The weight of the engine has been placed
right over the back wheels.
Mr. Edge expects to have his "defender"
out for a trial spin within a fortnight
UNABLE TO SELL PLUNDER
Thieves Cat Vp Valuable Tapestries
In Order to Avoid De.
(Copyright, 193, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 18. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Splendid
Aubusson tapestries of the seventeenth
century, stolen from the cathedral of Tours
proved so difficult to dispose of that the
thieves. Just caught, were obliged to cut
them to pieces. Three were thus destroyed
aud sold in small medallions for chair
The thieves, three men and two women
were positively Identified by a piece ot
tapestry they had thrown across tho floor
of one of their apartments. This repre
sented the Msgll kings. The fought des
perately when taken.
CHAMPAGNE CROP ESTIMATE
Over One-third of tho Katlrt Crop Is
Seat to the t ailed
(Copyright, 19u3. by Press Publishing Co)
PARIS. May l.-(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The an
nual report of the Chamber of Commerce
of Reims, the champagne center, places the
champagne production of the paat year at
32.u00.0iO bottles, of which two-thirds was
sent abroad. Twelve million bottles went
U tho United Butaa.
Arbitration Seem Assured Between Unions
and Allied Employers.
STRIKERS' RANKS SWELLED IN MORNING
Over Two Thousand More Workmen Quit
on Committee's Order.
BIBLE BINDERS DEMAND HIGHER PAY
Philadelphia Publisher Left with Half
Finished Holy Books.
ITALIANS RIOT AGAIN ON THE BRONX
Chicago Has a Fresh lltapote, Mon
treal Teamsters Settle, While Klse
ntaere Conditions Remain
tho Same na Before.
DEN.VER, May 16. Although the number
of strikers was increased to nearly 6,000 to
day and many branches ot business are
seriously crippled, the labor situation has
changed for tho better, Inasmuch as there
are now Indications that arbitration will
be agreed upon. The general executive
committee of organized labor today ac
cepted the offices of the State Board of
Arbitration, subject to the following stipu
lations: 1. That all employes now locked out by
the Candy Manufacturers' ansoriation and
the Transfer Men's association be allowed
to return to work by members of such
2. That the differences between employers
and the grocery clerks, van drivers, bakers
and other crafts having differences be sub
mitted to your board lor arbitration.
3. ThRt on the acceptance of this proposi
tion by the employers concerned In the
differences we will Immediately order back
to work each und every other workman
now out, under contracts now in existence.
Committees of the Chamber of Com
merce and of the Allied Printing Trades
council are also working to bring about a
settlement of the existing difficulties.
Earlier In the day more than 2,000 addi
tional men were brought out.
The Citizens' Alliance later rejected the
arbitration proposition on the ground that
the unions have refused to recognise the
Several, other arbitration proposals have
been aubmltted by those who are trying
to bring the two sides together, and it is
hoped some tangible result may soon be
New Strike In Chicago.
CHICAGO, May 16. A strike of butchers
and clerks to enforce their demands for a
ten-hour day began today, when the em
ployes of a number ot shops walked out.
About GOO men are affected.
The first pronounced break in the laundry
strike camo today, when fifty-four girls re
turned to work at the Quick Service laun
dry, tore up their union cards and threw
the pieces at a business agent when he
threatened to fine them $25 each for dis
obeying the strikers. The girls, pressed by
sixteen days of Idleness, pleaded that they
resumed work out of necessity.
-..TlgrnBler Klect jOnles's.,.
ST. LOUIS, May 1.-The Order of Rail
way Telegraphers elected officers and ad
journed sine die tonight. The officers are:
Grand chief, II. B. Perham, St. Louis;
grand secretary, L. W. Quick. St. Louis;
first vice president. L. H. Newman, St.
Louis; second vice president, T. M. Pier
son, Indianapolis; third vice president, E. C.
Campbell, Canada; board of directors, L. L.
Tanquary of Denver, L. K. Marro of Phil
adelphia, G. C. Forbes ot Prince Edwards
Island, and A. O. Sinks of St. Louis.
Riot In New Vork.
NEW YORK, May 16. There was a clash
between Italian strikers and nonunion men
in the Bronx today in which several per
sons were injured. Strikers attacked a
number of men who had been engaged to
take their places. A lively fight was in
progress when the police arrived and dis
persed the rioters.
Strike in Bible Hons.
PHILADELPHIA. May 16.-A strike haa
been Inaugurated in the Bible Printing es
tablishment of the National Publishing
company in this city. Sixty-five members
of the book binders' union struck because
of the refusal of the company to pay ths
union scale. More than eighty girls are
Idle as a result of the book binders' strike.
Freight Handlers Go Ont.
ST. LOUIS, May 16.-About 700 freight
handlers employed at Cupples Station struck
today for higher pay, seriously impairing
the handling of freight. Practically all the
wholesale grocery, woodenware, hardware
and implement companies are affected. It
Is believed the differences will be adjusted
before Monday morning.
One Strike Ended.
MONTREAL. May 16. The strike of the
teamsters was called off today. The rail
road officials announce that they are now
prepared to handle all kinds of freight con
signed to Montreal.
STEAMER BLOWS UP AT SEA
Bulgarian Incendiary Brings Abont
Explosion nnd Is Hnnged for
MARSEILLES, May l.-Ortegal ot the
Messagerles Marltlmea line has arrived
here. Among its passengers are forty-nine
of the crew of Guadalquiver of the same
line, which was burned on April 28 off 8a
lonlca. Ths passengers declare an explosion oc
curred tn the center of the ship by which
five firemen were killed, the vessel taking
fire and the flames spreading rapidly owing
to inflammable material which had been
distributed in various parts of the steamer.
A Bulgarian named Zorghlmlnoff, the sup
posed author of the explosion, was, the
passengers say, taken to Salonlca and
POSTAL CLERKSJ BIG CLAIM
Demand 14.000,000 for Expenses Al
leged to Have Been With,
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 16.-D. D.
Ntcolson, postal clerk, says tbe postal
clerks of the United States have a unique
claim agalnat the Post office department
for actual expenses while on duty on each
of their respective runs and that no clerk
In service haa ever been paid for these
The claim is being pushed by a law firm
In Kanaas City and will be tried before the
Untied States court ot claims at Wash
The claim will amount to something Lke
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Showers Sunday
and Monday; Cooler Monday.
Local Strike Sltaatlon.
1 O'Connor Writes Aoont a King.
Dnmont Sangnlno of Sneeess.
Five Thoasand Strike la Denver.
Croak Postpones His Trip.
SJ Local Labor Sltaatlon.
Prealdent Kneonntera Snowstorm.
4 Past Week la Omnha Soelety.
America Cnnnot Help Jews.
5 Collegiate Track Events.
Condition of Omnha's Trade.
Council BlnsTs and Iowa Hows.
7 Sporting; Events of tho Day.
S B Wal B'RIth Convention.
AeTnlrs at Sonth Omaha.
V. p. Confarence la ew York.
9 Orent Strnaglo of Labor.
Omaha Society In a Novel.
Teachers' Plana fer Uoston.
10 Amnsemcnts aad Masle.
11 Weekly Review of Sports.
13 Commercial and Financial.
Work for tho Presbyterians.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdnyi
Honr. Deo;. Hoar. Deir.
8 n. m J3 1 p. at TT
u a II p. m 78
T n. m tia 9. m 78
"a U4I A v. m Hi)
a. a TO S p. m Tl
10 n. m Ta tt p. m...... TS
It n. m...... 74 7 p. m 77
la m.. 70
BISHOPS TALK OF THEIR WORK
Travel Thonsnnds of Miles to Preside
at Sonth American Con
ference. Two eminent and traveled bishops of the
Methodist Episcopal church are In tbe city
to be precent at the Jubilee day of the First
church. Bishop Joyce is general president
of the Epwortk league and his presence
here on the league day Is very pleasing to
the members of the local society. He will
speak this afternoon on the league, giving
statistics for number of chapters and mem
bers, and will explain the new work which
was taken up in Philadelphia.
"I have been back in the country but a
short time," said the bishop, "having spent
five months In South America, aucreeriinv
Bishop McCabe and visiting the two Metho-
ai.ii episcopal conferences. I sailed from
New York for Colon, then crossed to Pa
nama and went down the wnat rnnat tn
Valparaiso, 5.000 miles from New Tork. I
visited all the cities at which the steamer
called, Concepclon, Chili, where the confer
ence met; San Diego and Valparaiso. Wo
have four colleges on this coast. We crossed
the Andes, going forty miles by coach, and
visited Buenos Avrea. and afterward Ttn.
sarlo, Montevideo and other cities, presid
ing at the conference In Rorario. On the
106th duy out from New York I set salt
from Buenos Avrea. anendlnar flftv-nna l,v.
In covering the 7,000 miles ot sea. Including
ail my side trips I covered 16,000 miles. I
found the work crowlnr ranidlv and tha
schools too small for the students snd the
churches too small for the congregations."
Bishop McCabe: "I was In South Amer
ica last year and then went to Europe,
where I visited north and south Germany,
Switzerland. Denmark. . Sweden. Vnrwav
and Fluland, "presiding at conferences of the
church. Since coming to this countrv 1
have been traveling about, dedicating
churches and raising money to defray the
expenaes of my South American and Mex
ican trips, which amounted to S30,00u. , I
have Just come from Mitchell, 8. D., where
we succeeded In raising 115.000 for the Da.
kota university; and Monday I will start
for Chilleothe. O., to attend the Ohio cen
tennial celebration, which will last for two
davs and which it is estimated that 40.000
will attend. Governor Nosh will make the
first speech and Senators Foraker and
Hanna will ta'.k. I will sneak on "Tha T?.
llglous Influences Which Have Helped to
Make Ohio," and while I mean to give due
credit to all denominations, I have given
the pslm to Methodism, which, through Its
Itinerant preachers, was able to send men
to that new country without waiting for
tha communities to get strong enough to
make a call.
1 should like to be In Omaha all mv ima
but unfortunately my colleagues have the
authority to send me where thev nleaaa
and for six months last year my diocese
took tn the Magellan Straits and the Arctic
Circle. On the whole I can report the nut.
look very encouraging; everywhere the
reign of Ignorance and superstition is pass
ing away. We find ourselves In our minis
trations of Christ welcomed with ilnmlar
cordiality in these foreign countries. In
Europe the halls are too small to hold the
congregations which assemble at our con
ferences. My hopes are brighter than ever
for conquest of the whole world for Christ."
MEN'S WEAR TRUST THE LATEST
Ronoy of Omaha Mado Director of
Slew? Combine Formed at
MILWAUKEE, May 16. An organisation
which alms to take In all the manufactur
ers and wholesale dealers of men's furnish
ing goods In the west, northwest and middle
west was formed today at the Hotel PAs
ter. Ths Western Association of Manufactur
ers and Jobbers of Men's Wear, as the new
organization is called, claims to Intend
merely to foster and maintain intimate re
lations among large concerns. It is said.
however, by others that the new move looks
like one to form a combination to control
the price of furnishing goods. -
W. C. Tubhs of Minneapolis was elected
president and tha following directors were
chosen: W. B. Roney of Omaha, David R.
Jonos of Dubuque, W. A. Otto of St. Paul
and H. H. Schwartlng of Milwaukee.
Nearly every city of Importance In the
west and middle west is represented.
Movements of Ocean Vessels May Jtt,
At New York Arrived: Cedric. from
Liverpool; Island, from Copenhagen; Ar
cadia, from Hamburg. Sailed: Minnehaha,
for London; Ivernia, for Liverpool; Graf
Waldersee. for Hamburg via Plymouth and
Cherbourg; Zeelaud, for Antwerp; Lahn,
for Naples and Genoa; Calabria, for Genoa;
Anchor-la, for Glasgow.
At Crook Haven Passed : Umbria, for
At Browhead Passed: Cymric, from New
York, for Queenstnwn and IJverpooi.
At Queenatown Sailed: Celtic, for New
At Boulogne Arrived: Noordani, from
New York, for Rotterdam.
At Liverpool Sailed: Campania, for New
At Rotterdam Balled: Ryndam, for New
At Havre 8alled: La Gascogne, for New
At Cherbourg flailed: New York, from
Southampton, for New York.
At NupU-a Arrived: Weimar, from New
York, for Genoa.
At Yokohama Arrived: Athenla from
Vancouver, for Hong Kong; Hong Kong
nini, irora nan rrancisoo via Honolulu
for Hong Kong.
At Bremen Sailed: Grosser Kurfurst,
lor .lew I un via. boui nampion.
At Moville Sailed: Columbia, for Ni
At London oailed; Minnetonka, for New
CRONK TURNS BACK
Grand Exalted Baler of the Dks Postpones
Bis Eastern Trip.
BUT CORA L0THR0P PATTERSON GOES
Collision of Two Women at Council Ehffi
WIFE RESENTS INTRUSION OF DIVORCEE
Intrigue is Baid to Have Been in Progress
PARTIES PROMINENT IN OMAHA CIRCLES
Sensational Ontcomo of a Society
Scandal that Han Been Quietly
Browing; la Hlh-lp
People who were on the put form at the
Northwestern depot in Council Bluffs were
treated to the novel sight of seeing ono"
well dressed, handsome woman take a
genuine Jeffries poks at the fuoe of an
other well dressed, handsome woman.
The first woman was Mrs. George P.
Cronk of this olty, wife of tha grand ex
alted ruler of the Elks, and the second
was Mrs. Cora Lothrop Patterson, who
very recently figured in a sensational di
vorce suit In Omaha. In the party tho
most Interested spectator was torge P.
Mr. Cronk had started for the east on
the night flyer over the Northwestern.
leaving the Omaha depot at 8:16 p. rru Mrs.
Cronk, whose suspicions had been aroused,
insisted on accompanying her husband as '
far as Council Bluffs. On the platform at
the uptown depot was Mrs. Patterson, ac
companied by her little son end usual lug
gage, all ready to board the train.
No preliminary sparring was Indulged In.
As soon as Mrs. Cronk saw the woman
who has come between her and her hus
band she struck at her, and it was all oft.
Mr. Cronk disappeared In the darkness;
Mrs. Patterson was assisted on board the
train and proceeded east, and Mrs. Cronk
was taken by frleSds to the Grand hotel,
where she was In i state bordering on col
lapse for some hours. During her hyster
ical moments Mrs. Cronk said several times:
"He told me he would deride tonight be
tween that woman and me."
She was unable then to make a con
nected statement of the affair, and the
friends who were with her refused to allow
her to talK more than was absolutely
necessary. About 11 o'clock Mrs. Cronk
is brought back to Omaha, accompanied
by W. A. Maurer and William Moor.
Neither of these gentlemen would say a
word for publication. . , ' t
Mrs. Patterson's Maneuvers.
Mrs. Patterson and her son have been
staying at tfie Grand for about three weeks.
At 8:16 last night she paid her bill, and
sailing a carriage, was driven to the depot.
intending to tako thetraln.aDurlng he
time she was 'staying at CouncH Bluffs
Mrs. Patterson has met with Mr. Cronk
almost dally in Omaha, the pair going to
gether quite publicly to a fashionable
restaurant to take luncheon. This In
timacy has been much remarked, as both
parties to It are so well known in Omaha.
Mrs. Patterson first broke Into publlo
notice In Omaha about two years sgo, when
she came here from Richmond. Va., to an
swer a suit for divorce brought by her hus-
band, who charged her with Infidelity and
named a traveling salesman as co-respondent.
She filed a cross-bill and set up
charges of extreme cruelty, alleging among
other things that his father, who Is a mil
lionaire tobacco manufacturer, had bribed
his son to bring the suit for divorce. Mrs.
Patterson, who is a prepossessing blonde,
with a fine carriage and good address, and
who admits that she was once on the atage.
succeeded In obtaining the entree to a cir
cle of Omaha not the most exclusive, but
certainly not the most open. She could
sing, and did sing In some of the fashion
able churches, and succeeded In working
up quite a following of admirers locally.
When after many legal maneuvers her case
was finally settled, and she was granted a
divorce, together with the custody of the
child and a certain sum of money for ali
mony, she dropped from tho social circle
In which she had been shining with a more
or .less uncertain light and left the city.
She has been here off and on since then,
but has not been prominent In any degree.
Positions of the Pnrtles.
Efforts to locate Mr. Cronk last night
were vain. He returned to the city after
the scene In Council Bluffs, and Is presumed
to be at one of tbe hotels. He Is well
known, and his election at the Salt Laka
convention by the Elks to be the head of
their order was looked upon as a most
popular move. He was starting lust night
on a trip to Virginia, where he was to ac
cept on the part of the order the national
home which is to be dedicated next Sunday,
Locally he was prominent In social affairs.
being a member of the Omaha club and
the Country club. In business ho was con
nected with a coal company. It Is a matter
of common report that he and Mrs. Patter
son had been on other trips together and
that their intrigue had extended over a
year or mora
Late In the evening, when The Bee re
porter called at the Cronk residence at
2C08 Dewey avenue, Mrs. Cronk was found
In neglige and hysterical. At first she would
say nothing, and the maid would not open
the door more than a crack, while Mrs,
Cronk stood back In the hall sobbing. In
answer to questions, she said that her hus
band was In the city, but she did not know
where. He had not returned home since
changing his mind about leaving.
"Yes," she said, "ha waa going to the
Elka' home In Virginia, and I was only
going with him as far aa Council Bluffs. I
did not know he waa not going alone until
Mra Patterson stepped on the train there."
"Will he come back here, home? No. I
wish with all my heart, though, that he
would. I love the very ground he walks
on, but be treats me like a dog and spends
his time and runs around with that other
She would say nothing more. The door
was closed and the blinds drawn down.
Mr. and Mrs. Cronk have been living to
gether in a flat at &j08 Dewey avenue.
They have two children, both girls, aged
about 10 and 8 years.
GUGGENHE1MS BUY GOLD MINE
Valuable Mexlraa Property Changes
Hnnds for Seventeen and
EL PASO, Tex., May lti.-it Is reported
that the Dolores gold mine of Chihuahua
has been bought by the Ventura syndicate
and the Guggenheim Exploration compug
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