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CHANGE IS IMMINENT
Affairs of Austre-Hungarian Empire Can
not Continue aa at Present.
EMPEROR MAY CALL FAMILY COUNCIL
Rrmor that Heir Apparent Will Be Given
Borne Governmental Power.
ARCHDUKE IS UNPOPULAR IN HUNGARY
Man Who May Rule Country Advocate of
MYGARS MAY STOP PAYMENT OF CASH
. One Leader of the Independent
Party Suggesta Drastic Plan to
Brine the Emperor-Kin
EASTER SERVICES IN RUSSIA
Beginning of Day Sot Marked by Dis
orders, aa Feared Rltnal Begins
MASSACRE AT BAKU
VIENNA, April 29. (Bpeclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) One thing Is certain a
change is coming In the Internal affairs of
the Austro-Hungarlan empire. Whether
this chang will be of ayreal Importance
remains to be seen. The consensus of the
opinions of the best authorities Is to the
effect that the change will consist merely
In the summoning of a family council by
Emperor Francis Joseph and the taking of
the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir
presumptive. Into his counsels, even turn
ing some of the duties of ruler over to him.
It la said that the emperor believes that
this will be an excellent Idea, because In
the event of his death It will prevent a
sudden break of continuity In policy when
the archduke comes to the throne.
Naturally plans like these are enough to
et going countless rumors of abdication.
As a general thing the Austrian press has
kept silence regarding the Intention of the
emperor to summon a family council and
hla majesty's possible abdication. But the
problems involved are being discussed from
one end of the dual monarchy to the other.
The discussion Is all the more pronounced
because the ATChduke Francis Ferdinand Is
especially unpopular In Hungary. The heir
presumtlve is known to lpe an advocate of
the strongest kind of repressive measures.
Hla absolutist and clerical tendencies are
said to be the chief reason why the people
ot Hungary are demanding a . separate
Nor is the threat to demand for the fu
ture a separate army the point most to be
feared by the emperor and the archduke.
A fresh threat from an ultra-Magyar quar
ter deserves to be registered. Its author,
M. Barabas, Is the most Influential vice
president of the Independence party and
must be taken seriously even when moat
extravagant He threatens that, if Hun
garian national demands be much longer
resisted, he will move that Parliament sun
pend payment of the 60,000,000 kronen (111,'
(00.000) a year which Hungary la pledged to
furnish for the service and sinking fund of
the common Austro-Hungarlan debt.
It would bo rash to predict the rejection
of such a motion by the present Hungarian
majority ir! yen sufficient agitation against
, JVIenna. "Phla symptom of Hungarian tend
encies finds an Austrian counterpart In a
resolution recently adopted at a public
meeting at Vienna after a speech by Dr.
Lueger, the Burgomaster, "The hopes of
every Austrian patriot," It says, "De
scended to the tomb when the on of the
traitor Kossuth entered the Vienna Hof-
burg. If this ancient time-honored empire
la to be torn asunder fcr lack of energy to
hold It together, then let us Austrian! give
the Magyars no further respite to complete
their fattening cure upon the marrow of
Austria, but let ua have done wlh It im
mediately." Spectre of Customs Separation.
Then there Is the "Spectre1 of Customs
Separation." It la too much to expect that
Austria will be content to leave Hungary
entire freedom of Initiative In this respect
and will not be Inclined rather to force a
decision while Hungary can be taken at a
The uncertainty engendered by this proa
peet la beginning aerlously to cripple busi
ness here and at Budapest. Influential
fsnnBeiera and commercial Institutions hesi
tate to embark upon enterprises or to de
velop enterprises already established as
long as doubt exists whether the economlo
basis of the monarchy may not be revolu
tionised In the near future. Indeed I the
fact that four or five commercial treaties
of Importance remain to be negotiated and
the treaty with Italy to be completed
within the next ten months and that nego
tlatlona cannot be aerlously begun until
some certainty exists with regard to the
future, are a sufficient reminder of the pre
carloua situation Into which the dual mon
archy has been thrown by the cilemma in
Add to this the probabilities of a breaking
up In the parties and the formation of new
political lines, and It will be seen that
there are many breakers ahead. Already
In anticipation of coming defections from
the liberal party the Andrassy dissentients
have secures larger premises for their
headquarters. The chief element of cohe
sion In the liberal party seems now to be
the personal magnetism of Count Tlsza.
As long as he remains leader many a wav
erer will shrink from desertion. Hence the
recent efforts of the coalition leaders to
have Count Tlsaa removed at all costs from
the acting premiership. Yet his Influence
can only serve as a brake. Sooner or laier
the bulk of the liberal party will seek the
comfort of soul to which It Is accustomed
by mrrglng Itaelf In the crowd of Its os
The emperor, however, remains firm In
his determination not to permit the use of
the Hungarian word of command In the
army. Nobody professes to be ab'e to fore
see the end of this conflict.
Though It Is in every sense regrettable
that the declining years of the vent-ruble
ruler should be perturbed and his streng'h
wasted by harassing disputes, it may be
taken as certain that he, himself, will do
hla duty to the last.
Though his majesty Is rapidly aging in
appearance, his health Is all that can bo
expected, his step la firm, his eye bright.
He participated recently In the ceremony
of "Washing the feet of the Poor." and it
was remarked at the time that he has ap
parently not displayed more energy In
ST. PETERSBUR, April 3n 3:30 a. m
Easter day, Russia's greatest festival of
Joy and peace, was ushered In with none
of the disorder and rioting that was
dreaded. As for centuries, throngs of the
Russian faithful throughout the empire
gathered at midnight In and around the ca
thedrals, churches and shrines to greet the
risen Lord and to mark the end of the
Lenten gloom and sadness of Passion week
with Illuminations, the pealing of bells and
shouts of "Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen! He
Is risen Indeed!" Nothing could better
Illustrate the deep piety and devotion of the
Russian folk than the participation In the
Though for days the people had been fed
with rumors that terrorists and revolution
Ists Intended to signalize the festival with
a series of bomb outrage throughout the
empire, up to 3 o'clock this morning no in
stance of such an attempt, which would be
sure to bring down upon the party respon
sible the execration of the united Russian
nation, haa been reported and It is believed
the rumors were founded only In fears. The
credulous authorities, however, took pre
cautions on a grand scale as If the reports
of plots to destroy the Easter gladness were
really credited, and In St. Petersburg, Mos
cow and other disaffected centers strong
forces of troops and police were held In
readiness for any possible emergency. The
governors of practically all the provinces
have Issued proclamations declaring that
there is no basis for alarm, and the gov
ernment has announced Its ability and Its
Intention to preserve order throughout the
week, especially on Monday, when disorder
Is chiefly apprehended.
The absence of the emperor from the
midnight services in either of his capitals
diminished interest, but the ceremonial was
carried out In all Its elaborateness and
stateliness. The main feature of the service
namely, the procession of the clergy to the
tomb where the Interment of the Savior
was enacted on Friday afternoon and the
discovery that the tomb is empty, the
search around the church for the body of
the missing Lord and the angelic proclama
tion, "He Is risen," which Is repeated by
the priests and answered by the congrega
tion, "with He Is risen Indeed," Is Identical
in every church In Russia, from the great
cathedral of St. Isaacs In St. Petersburg, or
the Kremlin, to the humblest village church
or the canvass tabernacle of the soldiers
In the field.
When the signal of the resurrection was
given by cannon from the fortress of St
Peter and St. Paul the city suddenly burst
Into light, beacons of resinous wood being
kindled, towers and domes of all the
churches being Illuminated, designs blazing
forth from the buildings, and candles be
Ing lighted In every window. Kisses of
greeting were exchanged between relatives
and friends, and though among the higher
classes In St, Petersburg the custom of
general embracing is waning as are other
ancient observances, among the great mass
of the people everyone gTeeted his neigh
bar with a kiss.
After the conclusion of services the time
for feast set In. Every house In Russia,
from the richest to the poorest, spread a
loaded table, and people returning from,
the churches ate and drank until late this
morning. The feasting will be continued
during the day, no caller having been al
lowed to leave the house without tasting
Russian Newspapers Tell Awful Story of
Death in the Oil Begions.
TROUBLE IN ARMENIA IS SURPASSED
Wild Passions of Men Are Loosened Upon
the Intffensive Inhabitants,
POLITICS AT THE BOTTOM OF OUTBREAK
People Lived Together Peaceably Despite
Religious and Re' v Diflerences.
0M ST. PETERSBURG
tens Accounts of Trouble Show
government officials Fomented
Strife Between Factions of
EYES ON GERMAN EMPEROR
French Think -William la Hot Ex
pressing Real Intentions In
Regard to Morocco.
MENINGITIS AND INFLUENZA
German Scientists Find There is florae
Connection Between the
BERLIN, April 29. An Intimate connec
tion between Influenza and spotted fever, or
cerebro-splnal meningitis, now epidemic In
Germany, is surmised by some German in
vestigators of the cause of the disease.
Scientists appear not to be fully satisfied
that the bucclllus meningococous la the
sole cause of the disease, since the same
baccillus Is present In pneumonia. The so
called Pfelffer baccillus, which causes In
fluenia, has been discovered In a number
of cases of meningitis. The epidemic lat
terly has assumed a more serious form In
Silesia. In the Beuthen district, out of
twenty-eight cases seventeen deaths were
reported for the week which ended April
26, and In the Kattowits district last week
there were forty-seven new cases and
twenty-seven deaths. Sporadic cases are
now reported dally from nearly all parts
of Germany, but the physicians do not
fear a general epidemic. In Berlin the
population is greatly alarmed. Several
deaths from meningitis have occurred here
within a week, and the Banltary and police
officials are publishing comprehensive In'
structtonn for the public, showing the
measures to be taken to prevent Its spread.
WARSAW, April :9.-Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Copies of the local tfaKU
newspapers Just received here show that
the massacre in the oil regions of Russia
during the closing days of February was
far arrester than originally supposed. It
is necessary to read between the lines to
some extent because all of the Russian
newspapers of the Caucasus are, of course,
published under the supervision of the
censor. Still even the censored newspapers
are allowed to print names and dry details
giving the facts after a fashion. A careful
analysis of the various accounts received
hers Indicates that at least 3,000 persons
must have perished in the riots.
Of all the statements received perhaps
the most remarkable Is that which appears
in the Baku newspaper, Baklan Skia Is-
bcstla. This paper like all the others pas
ses through the hands of the censor.
Nevertheless the leading article of March
6 gives the following interesting account
of the riot:
The horrors that have taken place In the
middle of Baku during the lasi tour days
are indescribable. Even the famous Turk
ish massacres In Armenia fade beside the
savage Bacchanalia in our midst, wherein
the passion ot homicide, outrage, arson
and plunder were let loose. What was it
that evoked this slaughter and civil war
between two races which were living to
gether In perfect peace? There was no
social or economic jealousy between them,
no racial aversion and no religious hatred.
One could adduce a whole series of facts
to prove this proposition, some of them
gleaned during the very course of the four
Bartholomews days when the slaughter
was In full progress; and it is in this region
alone that we shall be able to find the key
to the true cause of an occurrence In which
the actors Improved upon the part piayed
at Klchlnrf. H was not altogether un
foreseen. We can ourselves state that
rumors of an Intrigue in this direction
reached us nearly a month ago, soon after
the tragic events in St. Petersburg. We
have not the slightest doubt that the mas
sacre was organised by the same blood-
gunty persons who planned me ouicnery
From many Indications which have ap--peared
in the newspapers of Baku it ap
pears certain that immediately after the
first outbreak in St. Petersburg rumors ;
were circulated by mysterious agents
among the Mussulmans throughout the
Caucasus, anil esoeciauv In Baau. to the
effect that the Armenians were arming
themselves with trie oojeci of massacreing
the Mussulmans, and similar sinister fears
were equally spread among the Armenians
about the Mussulmans.
As a result nervous suspicion was en
gendered between the two races.
Government Makes Trouble.
On Febuarr 19 a Mussulman named
BahaefT, who was related to several
wealthy and influential Mahomedan
families exercising a considerable hold upon
the most ignorant sections of the Mussul
mans of aku, was shot dead in close
proximity to the Armenian church. It
nas Dee n imposHioie to aiscover wno nrea
the shot. The Russian authorities, without
anv evidence of uruuf. gave out that the
crime had been committed by order of the
Armenian Revolutionary committee. But
such an act was obviouBiy opposed to the
fundamental policy of that committee,
which la mainly directed toward the ame
lioration of the conditions of the Armenians
This newspaper then proceeds to give
an account of the massacre in the follow
LOST LOVE LETTERS
EARTHQUAKE IN SWITZERLAND
Geneva and Other Points In the Con
federation Report Dlatrubanoe
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29.-Enrth-
quake shocks were felt here at 2:46 o'clock
this morning. The inhabitants were some
what alarmed and many of them rushed
into the streets, but the damage done in
this city was very slight.
The shocks were felt throughout the
Canton dc Valols and elsewhere. They
were accompanied by subterranean rum
bllngs. Some houses were damaged in the
Canton de Valols.
The shocks apparently were more severe
at Chiimonlx and in Its neighborhood than
elsewhere. Houses were cracked and some
old monuments were budiy damaged. The
church at Argentleres was so shaken that
Its condition Is dangerous.
LYONS, France, April 29. Earth shocks
were felt here and at Pontarller and Gex
between 2 and 3 o'clock this morning.
King Edwurd nt Marseilles.
MARSEILLES. April -King Edward
landed from the royal yacht Victoria and
Albert today and took a special train for
Paris. The land forts fired salutes and
previous to starting for Paris the king
was received with military and naval honors
and was welcomed by the municipality of
Manaal Training Teachers Elect.
CHICAGO, April S9. - The Western
rtruwtn Mnd Manual Training association
hits elected the following officers for next
veur: President, Mine r lorenee r.iin,
ri.an.l Hinldn. Mich.: Vice President.
Charles A. Hennett. Peoria. 111.; secretary,
Mary E. Chamberlain. Siglnaw. Mich.;
audlur, J. K. Painter, Mlnutuioiis, Minn.
PARIS, April 29. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee) The feeling la growing, In spite
of all dentals, that the German emperor has
decided to push German Interests In all
Mussulman countries of Asia and Africa.
It may be that the movements as asserted
are economic rather than political, but
the fear la expressed, especially In provin
cial France, that the flag will follow trade.
Statements are made here that Germafly Is
practicing in China just the opposite of
what it is preaching In Morocco that Em
peror William wants the open door where
Germany Is concerned and the door closed
where the trade ot others Is in question.
It is believed that In all parts of the world
Germany Is pursuing this policy, and it is
this fact which really makes the Morocco
question a live Issue. This feeling was re
flected In Austria by Count von Buelow's
chief Vienna organ, the Neue Frlele Presse,
which Indiscreetly Inquired recently
whether the German emperor's trip to
Morocco really would pay expenses. Since
that time, however, the Neue Frele Presse
has mote than made up for Its Indlscre
tlon by espousing the German point of
view, but the phrase remains and is now
being produced and reproduced In the
French provincial papers. The fact that the
German ambassador at Constantinople Is
peremptorily Informing the sultan that all
orders for his armaments must be given to
Krupp and not to the Cruesote works does
not help to contribute toward a restoration
of the best feeling In regard to Morocco.
Not the slightest concern is felt In France
as to the policy of Italy In connection with
Moroccan affairs. Both the Italian govern
ment and pres have observed a correct and
courteous attitude throughout the pending
Franco-German controversy. The Idea that
Italy might be Induced to support German
alms In Morocco Is regarded as too ab
surd for discussion.
PEKING, April 29. Especial Cablegram
to the Bee) The final contract for the
Anglo-German Tien Tstn-Chln Klang
Trunk railway has been drafted by
the British and Chinese corpora
tion and the Deutsche Aslatische
bank and will shortly be formally
laid before the Chinese government. The
preliminary contract waa signed on May
The preliminary contract provided for a
loan of 7,400,000, of which two-thirds was
to be German and one-third British. The
final contract changes the terminus to
Pu Kou, opposite Nan King, and increases
the loan to 150,000,000, of which $35,000,000 is
to bo German and the remaining British,
the whole to be secured on the railway and
to bear Interest at 5 per cent, guaranteed
by the Chinese government. The railway,
which is to be under foreign management,
will join the line from Tien Tsin to Tsl
Nan Fu, the capital of Shan Tung, and
then run from Tsl Nan Fu to the southern
border of the province, where the British
section will continue to the Yang Tsze,
The policy of Russia In Manchuria Is be
ing repeated by Germany in Shan Tung,
England being deceived by Count von
Buelow, as It was l rmerly deceived by
Count Muravleff. Whil : "i i-nt von Buelow
is giving assurance : i t, ti "pe of his ad
herencf to the .'.plc.-',' v ' r dor, his
agents In CMna are demanding the exten
sion of rights already acquired. The ex
clusive right to construct a system of rail
ways In the province, which Germany,
with the approval of England, acquired in
1898, carries with It the right to a mining
monopoly for ten miles on each side of all
the railway. Deeming even this Insufficient,
on December 15 last Baron Munn von
Schwarzenstein presented four additional
demands to the Wal Wu Pu, the third of
which was that within two years of the
date of the opening by Germany of any
mine within this area all Chinese mines
already opened within a distance of five
miles of German mines should be required
to suspend operations, the effect being to
increase the German monopoly from ten
miles to fifteen miles on each side of the
railway. One of the articles of the Shan
Mae 0. Wood Brings Suit for Valne of
NAMES THREE PROMINENT DEFENDANTS
Robert J. Wynne, William Loeb and J.
Martin Miller Implicated.
PLATT'S EPISTLETASlSTjrTHE ACTION
Sensational Story Told ia Petition on File
in District Comrt.
CONSPIRACY CHARGED BY PLAINTIFF
Her Intention to Publish a Rook Is
Thwarted by Action of Miller,
Who Secured Her Manuscript
Robert J. Wynne, former postmaster gen
eral and now consul general to England:
William Loeb, private secretary to Presi
dent Roosevelt, and J. Martin Miller,
Washington correspondent of the Newark
Evening News, were named as defendants
in a suit for damages filed yesterday after
noon by Miss Mae C. Wood, an incident
to the love affair of Miss Wood and United
States Senator Thomas C. Piatt.
Miss Wood alleges the three conspired to
take from her and did Illegally take from
her, the love letters written to her by the
New York senator, which she had compiled
to publish in a book to be entitled "Love
Letters of a Boss." The plaintiff values
these love letters at $35,000 and that 1b the
sum she demands from the defendants.
Miss Wood was at one time an Omaha
newspaper woman, and while In this city
was admitted to the bar. In this case she
Is her own attorney. Later, while Robert
J. Wynne was first assistant postmaster
general, she was employed In the office
of the first assistant postmaster general
She came prominently In the limelight
about two years ago, at the time of the
marriage of Senator Piatt, when It was
announced that she was engaged to him,
and it was rumored that she was going to
sue for breach of promise.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Sunday
1 Change In Anstrln Imminent.
Story of the Baku Massacre.
Mae Woods' Sensational Suit.
Chicago Strikers Are Indicted.
2 Illland Talks of Freight Rates.
Fatal Tornado Visits Texas.
8 Sews from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Work May Wis a Wife.
Echoes of the Ante-Room.
Crelshton Graduates Doctors.
B Money for Public Play Grounds.
Affairs at South Omaha.
6 Tsar Grants Liberty of Worship.
Minister llowen Must Come Home.
T Sporting Events of the Day.
H Past Week In Omaha Society.
Conncll Bluffs nnd Iowa News.
1 Quarantine Rnles to Re Rigid. ,
Library Iseful to Schools.
8 Reform at Court House Moves On.
Hend of Seottlsh Rite Coming.
Condition of Omaha's Trnde.
Mercy's Gentle Mission. ,
T Financial and Commercial.
1 Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
3 Playa and Players.
Music nnd Muslcnl Notes.
4 Joe Jefferson's Visits to Omaha.
Eleanor Franklin In Japan.
5 Carpenter's Letter from Panama.
6 For and About Women.
T Grist of Sporting Gossip.
8 Coming Fraternal Carnival.
1 Buster Brown on the Farm.
S Not So Easy as It Looks.
From Far and Near.
8 Poorest nnd Richest A Contrnst.
4 Sculptor In Lore with n Statue.
Morocco Snltan Buys Paris Gown.
B Millionaire Aids Cowboy to Elope
Driven to Death by Admirers.
6 Disgrace to Die Natural Death.
7 Top o' the Mornln'.
8 Lucy nnd Sophie Sny Good-Rye.
Gont Family Helps the Movers.
Cinderella Short Story.
lO Bevy of Stage Beauty.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
From the windows of our office we over- i Tung mining regulations, rlgned by Ger-
look the feverish .movements of the crowd i manv and China on March 31, 1900, which
char.e. 'o?msnt VatS"" ihVht Provide, that within a distance of ten mile,
smoke Issue from the winaows of the Tar- . on each side of the railway only Germans
tar hotel and shot after shot whizzes into an(j Chinese shall be permitted to open
the crowd. On the opposite pavement an . ,. ., 4V,, ,,. -
Armenian is running for his life. Ha falls. mlneB' stipulates that In the case of mines
gets up, and runs on again. More shots j already being worked the Chinese may be
irom tne noiei. we noio. our Dream ana , p,rrnltted to continue working. Germany
picket of Cossacks are standing fifty paces "" claims that these words mean that
away. A posse of soldiers approaches. We Chinese may continue working according to
expect to see them surround the hotel from i old methods only and are excluded from
march away, while the Cossacks remain ! adopting machinery or methods which can
where they were. I enable them to compete against Germans.
What is the movement in the distance 7 I chmese protests against this interpretation.
brandishing o'erdans, revolvers' and sworua. i which the Germans demand shall apply not
They pass close to the picket of Cossacks, i onlv to the area along the railway, but to
me,fVaenr ?& csnL7 'Sh i fl- ddlttona' mln,n
o they pass out of sight. Close on these tlcally the whole remaining mining area of
come a crowd of their lellow countrymen
armed to the teeth. They approach the
Cossacks, enter Into friendly conversation
with them, and then follow In the foot
steps of the first band. More reports, and
more victims are rolling over in sight of
the Cossacks. We wonder where we are.
is this our Russia?
This graphic account will equally apply
to the events of Baku during four whole
days. Hundreds of Armenian were cer
tainly killed, and probably almost as large
a number of Tartars fell at the hands of
the Armenians. One Armenian a well
known petroleum magnate is said to have
killed no less than sixty Tartars while
fighting for his life and the lives of his
family. His house was set on fire, and he,
with his wife and children, perished In
the flames Many women and children
were burned alive or cot to pieces.
MAY FIND LONG LOST BODY
Man Killed on Matterhorn Forty
Years Ago May Be Found
WILL RECORD NOTED VOICES
Singers and Public Men to Go on
Record In British
LONDON, April 29.-(SpeciaI Cablegram
to The Bee.) At a recent meeting of the
trustees of the British museum, it was
decided that the records of voices of the
most eminent singer and publicists of the
times men and women whose voices will
interest future generation should be col
lected and stored with other of the nation's
A difficulty confronted the museum
trustees the difficulty of obtaining Im
perishable records. But no sooner waa It
raised than It was overcome. Mr. 8. W.
GENEVA. April 29.-Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) There is every probability
that the body of Lord Francis Douglas will records
be delivered up by the slowly moving I sons as the committee approved by the
NANSEN REPLIES TO HEDIN
Norwegian Explorer Wants Another
Word on National Affairs with
CHRISTIANA. April 29-(Speclal Cable
gram to The Bee) Dr. Frldtjof Nansen is
out with a reply to Sven Hedln's widely
published statements regarding the 8 wed
lab-Norwegian controversy. In part Dr.
"Dr. Sven Hedin tells us as a Swedish
patriot that the Swedes will endeavor to
preserve the union Intact only with one
object In view the protection of the Scan
dinavian peninsula. But it is Imaginable
that the Swedes actually believe that they
strengthen the union and a protection of
the peninsula by treating the Norwegias
as they have done; do they not see that
they make this protection weaker for every
day? They can hardly believe that the
right way to attain the above object is to
make preliminary agreements with us one
year and break them less than two years
later. We at least believe that they have
very different objects In view, and I am
afraid that Dr. Hedln's word will not be
able to convince us that this is not the
"The most Important point in his letter
Is evidently his attempt to throw doubt
upon the right of Norway to Its separate
consular service. It Is the old story over
again which we know from similar previous
occasions whenever there are clauses In
our constitution proving our clear right, or
Dixon, manager of the Gramophone com
pany, at once offered to make imperishable t there are no clauses in the Treaty of Union
of the voices of such ner. I to disorove it. then this fact must be due
glacier this summer.
It Is forty years since the terrible ac
cident occurred by which Lord Francis
Douglas lost his life during the first ascent
of the Matterhorn. Despite the prolonged
search, no trace of the body of Lord
Francis could ever be found.
In the last forty years however, the
Zmutt glacier has been descending reg
ularly and rapidly, snd according to
natural laws the portion of the glacier,
where the Alpinists fell should reach the
valley this year. The body will be In a
perfect state ot preservation and easily
British museum trustees shall select,
and supply them free of charge. This offer
the trusters have decided to accept, and
before long the first of the records should
be lodged In the archives at Bloomsbury.
The records are Intended solely for
posterity. They will not te used, for
Instance, for the purpose of giving Satur
day afternoon concerts at the British
museum to the present generation. Their
value will be In years to come, when grand
children and great-grand-chlldren of
persons living today will be able to listen
to the great statesmen, singers, and actors
of the prsseat day.
to a simple omission, wniist lr an acciden
tal remark Is found somewhere which may
be Interpreted more or leas In favor of the
Bwedlsh view this point suddenly becomes
very important, nnd there is no possibility
of omission. As regards the question at
issue, however, the Swedes have not been
able to find a single word anywhere which
might disprove Norway's right, or which
might excuse Sweden's attitude. The fact
hat Sweden has repeatedly tried to make
Norway bind Itself to a Joint consular serv
ice us well as to a Joint diplomatic service
proves that even Sweden has admitted our
right, for why should we bind ourselves to
a sysy-m we already wcie bound U1"
Denies Intention to Sue.
In her petition Miss Wood denies that she
ever contemplated suing the New York
senator, but she also emphatically states
that she was engaged to him and that he
gave her every reason to believe that flie
marriage bells would ring for them.
Her petition is full of sensations from
start to finish and In graphic detail It
tells a tale of alleged wrong. To secure
possession ot the letters and the manu
script she tells of such heroic methods as
would trouble the brain of a "Dare Devil
Dick" to conjure up. The methods have
to do with the back entrance to a hotel, a
disguised detective, an arrest and detention
and to her strenuous experiences and prac
tices. The petition makes J. Martin Miller
the chief offender, and it falls to make
plain Just what part was taken by the
private secretary of the president and ot
the former postmaster general.
She refers to Senator Piatt as a "promi
nent elderly man" and to his letters aa
"silly love expressions."
Alleges a Conspiracy.
The petition was filed late in the after
noon by Miss Wood, as her own attorney.
In substance it says:
"Plaintiff complains of the defendants and
for cause of action alleges that between
January 1 and October 12, 1903, defendants
oonsplred among themselves and wilh
other persons unknown to this plaintiff to
do all of the things hereinafter alleged to
have been done by any one of the said de
fendants. That beginning May 1, 1903, plain
tiff had prepared a literary production
for publication, manuscript entitled "The
Love Letters of a Boas," which manuscript
was largely made up from actual letters
received by this plaintiff from a very prom
inent man In the United States senate, Sen
ator T. C. Piatt, 71 years of age, who pre
tended to be desperately in love with this
"Second That plaintiff had been engaged
to marry said prominent elderly man, and
had received attention from Mm which
could only be excused on the ground of
such engagement; that because of the con
duct of said suitor the said engagement was
about to be cancelled on April 15, 1903. That
for the purpose ot trying to make an Inde
pendent living In a literary field, and as
compensation for the peculiarly humilia
tions and prosecutions she had been sub
jected to, she determined to utilize such
unfortunate and disagreeable experiences
and publish the said book containing ver
batim, paragraph after paragraph, of the
sillly love expressions contained in said let
ters, which were mixed with political ani
mosities and news. Said manuscript also
being prepared with an actual account of
the replies thereto as near as It was pos
sible for the plaintiff to remember."
Defendants After the Letters.
Then the petition recites that the defend
ants obtained knowledge of the letters and
of what she intended doing and conspired
with political friends or enemies of Senator
Piatt to obtain possession of them whether
by legal means or Illegal means.
J. Martin Miller, the petition recites, came
to her pretending to be the representative
ot a Philadelphia publishing house and
made a contract with her to secure the
publication of the "Love Letters of a Boss."
Then, Incidentally, so it Is recited, J. Mar
tin Miller borrowed $25 from the plaintiff
to pay his expenses while in Philadelphia
superintending the publication of the book.
Later Miss Wood was called to New
York, while enroute to visit a sick relative,
to read proof. When she arrived in New
York she found there was no proof ready
for her and then It began to dawn upon
her that she had been done. She de
manded of Mr. Miller her manuscript and
the latter refused to deliver the goods,
contending that he had a pecuniary interest
in those letters and that It would take
a good many thousands of dollars to make
him loosen up. She then, the petition
states, decided to abandon the hunt for
the manuscript temporarily, and on
October 13. 1903, she started to resume her
Journey and was intercepted In the hotel
lobby by Miller.
Miller's Strict Instructions.
Miller there and then came out In his
true colors by asserting that he was "not
only to retain the manuscript, but waa
also Instructed to get possession ot all of
Senator Piatt's letters and the letters of
Lillian T. Janeway to th" plaintiff, as well
as any other documents relating to Sena
tor Piatt or Lillian Janeway."
Miss Wood recites that she refused to
surrender the letters without an order,
and this order Miller failed to produce.
Miller then, the petition, states displayed
a United States secret service badje and
threatened her with public detention and
search unless she would agree to go with
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REPORT FROM HUNTING CAMP
Official Denial of the Report that the
President Is 111 Party Will
Attend Church Today.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS. Colo.. Anrti m
Elmer Chapman, the courier between
President Roosevelt and Secretary Loeb,
today visited the ranches of A. Wisner
and W. L, Smith, both 6f which are sit
uated in the West Divide Creek country,
where the president is hunting for bears.
At both ranches Chapman 'said:
The president is In fine shape, , Ha has
not been sick. He was kind of tuckered
out, but he has not been sick at all."
Chapman went to the ranches in order to
telepnone some telegrams to Newcastle.
Mis announcement of th president's con
dition was cheering to those who have
been receiving contradictory reports from
unauthoritative sources. As the situation
Is understood here now, the president had
a day when he was not feeling very well,
due totally to fatigue. He remained in
camp for the day and the story was started
that he was ill.
Secretary Loeb denied the reports of the
president's Illness as rapidly as they came
in. The president's hunting party tomor
row will attend Presbyterian services at
Old Blue School House, near the camp on
the West Divide creek. The sermon will
be preached by Rev. Mann of Rifle, Colo.,
who was the guest of the hunting party
for two days last week.
Mr. Roosevelt became attached to Mr.
Mann and when the Invitation was ex
pended to the party to go to church at
the school house the president accepted at
once. The mountaineers will act as guards
for Mr. Roosevelt, vhough he does not
need them In that country.
There are all sorts of games of chance
In Glenwood Springs. One of a unique
character was started today by the Silver
club, the largest gambling establishment
in the town. Ten dollars even waa offered
that the president would kill a bear dur
ing the day. The offer will continue every
day except Sundays until the close of the
Arrangements for the return trip to
Washington have all been made. Denver
and Chicago, the two cities where the
president is to be entertained, have been
given notice of the change of date for the
receptions and have sent word to Secre
tary Loeb that the new program is satis
factory. The plans for the banquet in
Denver and the several functions In Chi
cago had not proceeded far enough to in
convenience the organizations that aro to
have charge of the entertainment.
Dal Deweese of Canyon City, Colo., who
has hunted on the wilds of India, Africa,
South America and all over North Amer
ica, wants the president to stop off at
Canyon City and see his collection of
skins. The collection is said to be the
finest In the world, and the president is
desirous of seeing It. The stop would take
less than two hours, but no answer has
CRASD JURY ACTS
Labor Leaders Direoting Teamsters' Strike
Are Charged with Conspiracy.
INDICTMENTS CONTAIN SIX COUNTS
Men Are Accused of Unlawful Interference
with Business of Employers,
MORE COLLISIONS IN THE STREET
Riots at Many Points, in Which Fire Men
MOVE MADE FOR PEACE CONFERENCE
Committee Will Ask Each Side o
Declare Armistice for Forty-Eight
Honrs Delivery ot Rag
gage la Stopped,
CHICAGO, April IS.-Twelve of the labor
leaders prominently Identified with tha
teamsters' strike, now In progress in this
city, were Indicted tonight by the grand
Jury. This was the last day of the present
session of the grand Jury and the Indict
ments were returned to Judge McEwen
Just before the Jury adjourned. Each in
dictment contains six counts and charges
the men with conspiracy.
Bills were returned against the follow
ing: Cornelius P. Shea, president Of tha
Hugh McUee, president of the Truck
Jeremiah McCarthy, .business agent ot
M. F. Kelly,
Charles VYIIhrandt, secretary
leamsiers joint council.
George b". Golden, president of the Pack
ing House Teamsters' union.
James B. Harry, president of the Rail
way Express Drivers' union.
John Smytlie, president of the Coal
Henry Lapp, business agent ot the Coal
Charles Dold, president of the Chicago
Federation of Labor.
Steven Sumner, president of the Milk
J. W. Young, business agent of the Bag
gage and 1'urcel Drivers' union.
Busts of the Indictments.
Much sefcrcy marked the return of the
indictments, and even after they had been
returned to the court, an effort was made
to keep the names from being learned.
The indictments were based solely on
the evidence given during the last week
by witnesses who testllled specifically as
to the troubles of the labor unions and
Montgomery Ward & Co. The Investiga
tion was of a general character, and a
view was heard on all phases of the
strike, Including that which related to con
ferences between leaders of unions Inter
ested and not interested in "the strike,
specific acts of the same leaders in these
conferences and conversations with, em
ployers. A number ft other names were
also considered by the grand Jury, ana
some of the Jurymen were anxious to vote
bills against them also, but the evidence
was not deemed sufficient.
Some of the men Indicted wore before
the grand Jury and testified as to the tabor
side of the controversy. It Is not expected
that any of them will be placed under
arrest tonight, and Judge McEwen did not
order the issuance of capiases, as it is ex
pected that the defendants who appear In
court on Monday can furnish bonds for
their appearance when wanted.
president ot the Market
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VOGEL SUCCEEDS BIGEL0W
Wealthy C'ltlsen of Milwaukee Is Now
President of First Na
MILWAUKEE, April 29. Fred Vogel, Jr ,
was today elected president of tha First
National bank of this city, to fill the va
cancy caused by th9 removal of Frunk G.
Blgelow, the defaulting president. Mr.
Vogel Is one of the wealthiest business men
in Milwaukee and has lon- been a director
of the bank.
Movements of Ocenn Vessels April SO.
At New York Arrived: Llguerla, from
Naples; La Ixirralne, from Naples. Bailed:
Prlnzews Irene, for Naples; Knmlsnd, for
Antwerp; Cretlc, for Naples; Philadelphia,
for Southampton; Etrurla. for Liverpool;
Pennsylvania, for Hamburg; Minnetonka,
for London; Furnefsia, for Glasgow.
At Antwerp Sailed; Finland, for New
At Havre Sailed: Latouralne, for New
York. .. .
At Queenstown Bailed: i ymrie, ror Los
Evidence Before Jury.
The most Important and detailed evidence
on which the voting of the indictments
was baaed came from Frederick Jobe, sec
retary of the Employers' association, and
from Robert J. Thome, manager for Ward
& Co., and a stockholder in the coal Arm
of Daniels & Co. The latter told of the
beginning of the strike of the garment
workers, employed by Ward A Co., sad of
their being replaced by nonunion men.
He narrated the story of the conferences
held between him and the labor leaders,
the threats made against Ward St Co., and
the final strike of the teamsters. In tes
tifying to the conversations he had held
with varrlous labor leaders, Mr. Thorns
gave testimony tending to show that the
strike of the teamsters was not called In
sympathy for the garment workers, but
for other reasons, and he declared that
there had been an understanding among
the labor leaders to strike a heavy blow
at the Interests of Ward & Co. Mr. Jobs
gave evidence of practically the same
Frederick A. Forbes, president of the
Forbes Teaming company, repeated to the
jury conversations he had held with the
labor leaders and of repeated threats made
against his company.
Charges In Indictments.
The Investigation was commenced at the
Instigation of members of the grand Jury
and at the start It was planned rather to
secure evidence of a conspiracy on the part
of the labor leaders than to vote Indict
ments In connection with specific acts of
violence. The Jurors concluded that the
question of violence was too broad for them
to take up in the limited time at their dis
posal and confined themselves to the ques
tion of conspiracy alone. One count In tha
indictment charges the defendants with
conspiracy to prevent all persons not
members of the Teamster's union from se
curing employment as drivers. This Is
described In the count as being contrary
to "public morals." Another count
charges conspiracy to prevent any union
teamster from picking up or delivering any
goods to Ward & Co. This is called
"trade morals." A third count charges
conspiracy to do an illegal act. In that
all teamsters were warned not to do any
work for Ward & Co. The fourth charges
that the "conspirators compelled the pro
prietor of the Windsor-Clifton hotel to put
out certain guests of the hotel because
they were employes of Montgomery Ward
& Co. The other Indictments differ only In
The voting of the Indictments came as
a great surprise to the labor leaders, and
for that matter, to the public as well. It
was announced after the witnesses had
testified before the grand Jury that the
Jury would do no more than recommend
that Judge Tuley act as one member of a
board of arbitration, to be selected, and
that it would not vote indictments against
anybody connected with the strike.
Strike Continues to Spread.
The strike continued to spread and a
large number of men employed by lum
bermen, grocers and various coal coin-
ton , . . , panles went out. It is -believed that the
At Rotterdam Arrived: Potsdam, from v ". . . . , . K
New York. Sailed: Rotterdam, for New meetings to be held tomorrow by the
York. labor nun will forecast accurately as to
Al w.uiiiaropioii oniicu. -ew j firs, ior ,ust wnat .xtent the trouble may
At LIv iikioI Arrived: Cevlc, from New
York; Lucanla. from New lork. Sailed:
Devonian, for Boston.
At Hremen Hailed: Grosser Kurfurst,
for New York.
At plymoutth Arrived: Moltke and St.
Louis, from New York.
At Cherhpurg Sailed: New York, for
Just what extent the trouble may go.
Several mi meetings are to be held and
at all of them speeches will be made by
lalxir leaders und In all of their speeches
there will be the request for lid from the
unions that have not as yet gone out. It Is
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