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FAMINE GRIPS SPAIN
Prefent Condition Worst Em Experienced
in the fiUtarr of the Kingdom.
STARVING PEOPLE ROAM THE COUNTRY
Tumi Ire Sacked by Men and Women
Who Tike Animals.
WEALTHIER FAMILIES GO TO CITIES
e rolioe laaueea reopia xorto
Their Way Into Towna.
PUBLIC WORKS TO RELIEVE DISTRESS
Minister of Finance Levies Tax l
Start Work, but Money la
Slow In Co mix to
MADRID. Sept. 1. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The famine In Spain i believed
to' be the worst in the history of the king
dom. Telegrams are arriving; from all parts of
Andalusia giving most alarming- accounts of
the disorders arising from the famine.
Great excitement has followed the dispatch
of troops to Ostina, where anarchy is re
ported to prevail.
Starving men and women are roaming
over the country sacking- the farms and
carrying off sheep and cattle.
Th6 wealthier families are flocking Into
Seville and Cordova for protection. At
Ecija. V'trera and Carmona the prisons are
crowded. In spite of the efforts of the
police new bands of hungry peasants have
forced their way Into Malaga.
The minister of finance has accorded a
credit of 30,000,ono for public works In An
dalusia to relieve the distress of the
peasants, but money Is slow In coming.
Meanwhile Immense throngs of emaciated
men and women are encamped In the open
around all of the towns, and at Osuna a
crowd of 4,000 strong threatens to storm the
houses of the richer classes. The proprie
tors, accompanied by deputies of the prov
ince, have visited the prefect of 8evllle. de
manding protection. Nearly all of the sheep
are disappearing and are being openly sold
upon the streets at a penny a pound, for
the thieves declare that they are only too
glad to go to prison, where they will have
something to eat. '
Troops are being sent to every town, but
the prefect hesitates to Issue rigorous or
ders in view of the desperate condition of
The minister of agriculture has Issued an
appeal to managers of railways and other
industrial concerns In Andalusia urging
them to give as much work as possible to
the starving population. He will ask for
till further government credits to relieve
Rlos at Malaga.
A telegram from Malaga states that riots
re occurring at Teba, where the employers
' and landowners have suspended the assist
ance they have been giving to the Inhabi
According to one estimate there are 200,000
men out of work In Andalusia alone and
$10,000,000 will not be sufficient to relieve the
terrible situation caused by the famine.
Blame Is laid upon the government, which
for centurtea has neglected the agricultural
Inhabitants of the provinces. The Intense
drouth this year has brought things to a
Ufttfiarhlla mn ttfmnt la H1ns. m a Am tn
relieve the distress by an abundant distri
bution of victuals. The archbishop of
Seville has opened a public subscription
Reports from Arcos state that the work
less Inhabitants have reached such a stste
of debility that they are unable to masti
cate the bread which Is charitably sent to
i them. As far as possible they are being
S kept alive with beef tea and wine.
Three thousand people belonging to the
V villages of Casarobonela, Junquera, Ptsara
and Alosalna have made a piteous appeal
to the government for food. The local
treasuries are exhausted and no more as
sistance can be given by the authorities.
The town of Trebujena Is In a state of
riot owing to the construction of a high
way having been discontinued and hundreds
of men thrown out of work.
In Bujalanc. near Cordova, the principal
square Is Ailed all day with Starving people,
who He In the sun and look like living skele
tons. The town council Is at the end of Its
resources and Is In three months' debt to Its
employes. No grant has yet been made at
this particular place by the government. In
many places both cows and goats are fall
Ing to give milk for want of food.
Throughout the former fertile valley of
Andalusia children are living on fir cones
and the fruit of the wild cactus. The Jails
are crowded with persons who have com
mitted no offenses, but who have given
themselves up to the police on the pretense
of having committed a crime In order to
get shelter and food. Hunger riots are of
dally occurrence. It Is Impossible to main
tain order because of the government's In-
action. It la reported that somceoup
kitchens have finally been opened In the
worst stricken villages.
Droath la Mai
The cause of this extreme condition Is i thAt ,nto to pnytat them from lnterfer
due to the fact that not a drop of rain un tht, cantonal elections One can
has fallen In many of the provinces since B;ncerf.,r hope that the government will
March. There has been no work for the , K,ve the Kh(!tne a falr chance, though the
labortng peasant because of the extreme j mnn) liberal of the Russians acknowledge
drouth. It Is feared that the winter months , that p,tfaii, tB the way of constitutional
during the coming sesson will be periods development In Russia are necessarily nu-
ot great aunenng irom iac oi worn ana
The peasant of the Interior plateau liv
ing upon the rocks defies hardship. He
scorns the voluptuousness of the mild, soft
regions below. Ill-clad, with tattered gar
ments fluttering In the biting cold wind,
men, women and children present a stern
face to their lot. Their stoicism Is only
equaled by that of the rock upon which
they toll. They are lean vtsaged, with com
plexions like leather. They go about their
work ii thouah centuries of toll welihoH
heavily upon them. Even the beautiful
black-haired Andaluslan girls wear a mel- ,ne lr,,n """.guage was now oeing laugnt In
ancholy expression that seems unnatural I M0 achool throughout Ireland. The coun
upon their oval faces. j try w" saving Its language, publishing Its
It Is said that the country of Soaln la , literature, reviving Its music and bringing
especially well adapted to the growing of
wheat. If the government would only Irrt
ate the lar.d la the wheat growing regions
It would tiot be necessary to buy wheat
from beyond the borders. In 10J there
rat comparatively ' no rain. The recent
tread rtute are the results of the drouth.
Irrigation would not be difficult for the
rivers, swollen by the melting of the snows
from the mountain ranges, flow full banked
throughout the dry season. The drouths
deprive the laborers of the opportunity to
am even the small wages to which they
are accustomed leas than to cents a day.
The suffering of the Spanish peasantry
was never greater than It la today, thuugh
4wUaud oa Second fag!
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS IN DISTRESS J
Wouaded Rftnrnlnc from War
Are I'orofd to Hr( on
ST. PETICRSRI-Ra. Sept. 1. (Speclu
Cablegram to The Bee.) There Is a great
and growing Indignation in St. Petersburg
over the unpardonable indifference shown
by the Russian government towards those
of tl.e wounded and crippled soldiers who
have already re turned from the east.
In nearly everv street one sees soldiers
with an arm or leg, or both limbs, missing.
Others stretch out hand In pitiable appeal
for alms. Some wear on their breasts the
cross of St. George, which la only given
In a case of .great personal bravery. Un
doubtedly all of these unhappy cripples
have a right ffb be f.-d by the state and
to receive a sma.l pension. Ask them why
tly beg and the answer is Invariably the
old story of wholesale peculations amonj
Some of the Instances related by these
soldiers are horrifying In the extreme.
Wounded In battle they have been obliged
to lay months m the hospitals, and they
have then been compelled to suffer In
credible privations on the long Journey
home, even the money appropriated for
their food having been stolen by the offi
cials. For weeks they have starved on a
diet of water and a little bread given by
people at stations slong the line of the
Siberian railway. When they arrived at
their native villages they reported them
selves to the local authorities and claimed
the pensions promised to them. But after
the first installments, and sometimes even
before the first installments, no money was
forthcoming and the wounded soldiers, un
able to work, nave dragged themselves into
St. Petersburg, there to expose th.'lr
wounds to their fellow countrymen. As a
general thing they come here believing
! that ' The Little Father" would see Justice
done to them. But the multitude of officials
employed In the distribution of pensions
kept them back with promises In true Rus
sian fashion, and when they became more
pressing sent them away with a few
shillings. If they returned after that they
were roughly turned out of the offices.
Now that a bad crop Is In view, now that
the taxes cannot be paid, the pensions of
all of the soldiers are likely to be held back
to make up the deficits.
POST CARDS FLOOD THE MAILS
French Poatofflre Finds Itself I'nable
to Properly Handle the
PARIS, Sept. 16. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Public complaints are loud
against the postofflce here, which Is
accused of pursuing a skinflint policy by
undermannlng Its service and consequently
overworking Its men, with the result that
masses of correspondence are delayed and
that It Is sometimes advisable when you
have a pressing letter for an address In
town to walk across Paris with It yourself
rather than confide It to the post. That
there Is some Just ground for criticism Is
proved by the postmaster general's Inten
tion, announced at the last cabinet council,
of applying to Parliament for additional
supplies In order to Increase his staff very
considerably. On the other hand, there Is
something to be said on the side of the
postofflce. The picture card erase In par
ticular threatens to become a social danger.
The following case Is said to be typical
during the summer season: From a micro
scopic seaside resort close to Boulogne with
a few hundred permanent Inhabitants, actu
ally 80,000 picture post cards were sent out
In thirty days. The local postmistress was
at her wit's end, and local half-penny
stamps gave out long before the demand
for postage for the cards ceased. Boulogne
could not spare her postmistress any
stamps, and consequently postage stamps
of a higher denomination were used. What
the daily send-off of picture cards from
places like Boulogne Itself must be one can
hardly Imagine. Madame Hofer, the can
tlnlere who won $300,000 In the lottery, her
self Is keeping the local postofflce where
she resides busy. Her average of letters,
nearly all of them proposals of marriage,
has now reached l.ono per day. Most of
them are Insufficiently stamped. It Is need
less to say that the cantlnlere declines to
pay the additional postage and the love
letters fall into the hands of some fourth
class postal clerks.
PEASANTS WAY BE IN CONTROL
Will Have Strong; Representation and
Possibly Majority at New
ST. PETERSBCRO, Sent. 15. (Special
Cablegram to The Bee.) X careful study
of the new electoral system discloses that
the peasants are morally certain to return
ISO of the 412 members of the Puma from
the fifty-one provinces hitherto Included !n
the plan, and are likely to have ZJ. This
result would be regarded as not unnatural
In a country so largely agricultural If it
were not feared that the police and other
local representatives of the government will
dictate the elections.
It Is notorious that the cantonal chiefs
have arbitrary power over the cantona
! wh,ch hold the P'lntary elections. They
! may "Pn fln and sentences of arrest
.appeal. i .... .......i.r ... ine in
terior naa puojisneu a circular purporting
to curtail the powers of the village aut--
crmta, and the nationalist press explains
D1er0us at best.
GROWTH OF GAELIC TONGUE
Speaker at I.eagae Meeting 8ay
Officials Try to Control Stady
Dl'BLIN, Sept. 16 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee. Speaking at the "Olreachtas," or
festival of the Gaelic league, Dr. Douglas
Hyd- Prlrt" f th lesue, said that
back Its games.
The British treasury, working through
the commissioners of national education.
' w" attaching in. jri.n language, not for
j ke of nilaerable .0uu a year, but to
Inaert a weuge Detween tne irlah people
and Irish education. He warned the people
of Ireland that if they allowed the treasury
olerks to decide what was to be taught In
Ireland they would be betraying the cause
of their country. In the name of 400. OuO of
the Gaelic leaguers be called on the na
tional board, on the school managers and
on tha nation to resist, by every means In
(hair power, this attempt to remove Irian
education from Irish control and to bring
Ireland more than aver under the heel of
p2 JT W JjlSSULA
No-- s .aen Agree Upon Amicable
ermi of Separation.
BRIEF OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MADE
It Btatei That Negotiation! Will Eoon Be
Brought to Definite Result.
COMPROMISE ON SUBJECT OF FORTS
Mutual Concession! to Avoid Wounding
Sensibilities of Either Nation.
CONFERENCE WILL MEET AGAIN TODAY
Rumor that Powers Were to Inter
vena One to Offer of Good
Offices by Three
KARLSTAD. Sept. 16.-The first official
announcement Indicating that the. delegates
of Norway and Sweden were approaching
an understanding In their effort to establish
a modus vlvendl for the countries as sep
arate governments was given out tonight at
the close of the Joint session of the dele
gates. This announcement rends:
The probabilities are that in the nar fu
ture the negotiations can be brought to a
This somewhat cryptic announcement is
accepted as Indicating that the negotiations
have finally reached a stage where agree
ment Is In sight and a resort to arms, which
nilght have Involved other powers, mar
safely be considered to be out of the ques
tion. At this hour delegates decline to
throw further light on the discussions,
which will be resumed tomorrow. It Is
taken for granted, however, that a compro
mise has been reached on the subject of
fortifications, which has been the crux of
the situation from the start, and that the
main questions will be arbitrated.
Mntoal Conceaslons Made.
It Is stated here that considerable Influ
ence was brought to bear on both sides
looking to concessions by which the
wounding of the sensibilities of the people
of either nation might be avoided and
an entente between the Scandinavian peo
ple secured. Owing to the silence of the
delegates and the carefulness vith which
Informed persons on roth a .e fco.ird the
secrets of the conference It would he un
wise to sperulate on the proceedings which
led to the decision which caused the Is
suance of the official announcement to
night. It Is expected the exact terms have
been drawn up and approved by both sides.
The Indeflnlteness of the official announce
ment, coupled with the resumption of the
sessions of the delegations tomorrow. ' led
to the Inference that only the broad terms
on which Sweden will consent to a dissolu
tion of the union were settled. Both sides
up to this morning appeared firm In their
demands regarding the fortresses and there
Is good reason to suppose that mutual con
cessions were made.
Pre ml era' Conference.
Prior to the assembling of the conference,
a few minutes before o'clock tonight.
Premiers Lundberg and Mlchelsen, respect
ively of Sweden and Norway were In con
ference alone. The lateness of the hour of
adjournment made It Impossible to obtain
the result of the conference from the dele
gates, but a better feeling prevails, and It
Is expected that the next few days will see
an amicable ending of the conference.
The report that the powers tisd made
representation to Sweden was based on the
fact that Great Britain, France and Ger
many offered their services If they became
Intense Relief at Both Capitals.
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 1.-The tidings from
Karlstad were received here with general
satisfaction and were a relief to the strain
of the last few days.
CHRISTIANIA. Sept. 1.-The official
communication lasued at Karlstad was re
ceived here at 10:45 tonight, and was im
mediately spread on bulletin boards to be
read by the crowds waiting quietly but
eagerly In the vicinity of the newspaper
offices. The communication Is Interpreted
as confirming the optimistic reports pub
lished ihls morning and It has resulted In a
feeling of Intense relief.
MEAT FAMINE IN GERMANY
Leather Follewa Tendency of Cnttle
and Hogcs and Complaints
BERLIN, Sept. HS.-(Speelal Cablegram to
The Bee.) The meat famine In Germany Is
exciting the entire country. "Open the
frontier to Russian pork" Is the cry now
being raised by all classes, but above all by
the laborers, whose staple article of food Is
pork. The price haa already risen more
than per sent, making Its purchase by
the poorer classes almost Impossible.
The man chiefly responsible for the exist
ing prohibitive prices Is Herr von Podhlel
skl. the Prussian minister of agriculture.
He is the most unpopular man In all Ger
many nowadays. He It was who proposed
that the frontier should remain closed to
foreign meats, though all of the other mem
bers of the Prussian cabinet favored
changes In this particular.
Beef Is today much higher In price owing
to last year's drouth, which caused a re
duction In the number of cattle. As meat
la so dear consumers are naturally looking
for some substitutes, such as fish and poul
try, and the Increaaed demand has caused
the prices of these commodities to rise,
too. Even horse meat Is affected and Is
now about a penny a pound dearer.
Germany Is, therefore, practically facing a
famine, though Herr von Podbielskl calls it
merely a period of high prices. The proba
bility Is that these high prices will spread
to other necessities. The shoemakers, for
example, and other trades using leather are
already complaining of the high prices for
leather, resulting from th scarcity of hides.
Indignation meetings are being held over
the whole of Germany and ra attended by
all classes. Even the rioh protest, for they
perceive that th obstinacy of the minister
of agriculture Is bound to help in swelling
the ranks of the social democratic party to
a very large extent.
CHOLERA CASES IN PRUSSIA
Marleawerdev Makes Worst Re pert
fraas Infected District far Past
MARIEJTWERDER, Wea'. rrussla, Sept.
14. Four new case of cholera and nine
deaths have been reported In this district.
BRE8LAIT, Prussia, Sept. 11 One fresh
case of cholera has occurred In this dis
trict. DIQTHAU, Prussia, Sept. 11 One new
oas of ohoiera and ona daala have oc
curred, ieUU datxlob
PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY,
A primary election to nominate
candidates for rnnnty o filers on
both democratic mid republican
tickets will take placf next Tues
day, September 19.
The election will be conducted
by regular election ofllcers and a
registration of votera for the No
vember election will le had at
the same time and places.
The polling place which have
been deslTiatctl In each voting
district will be opened as follows:
In Omaha H a. m. to 0 p. in.
In South Omaha ..8 a. m. to 9 p. in.
In country 'irecinct
12 noon to 9 p. m.
Separate official ballots for re
publicans and democrats will be
furnished at eHh voting place,
each duly registered voter being
entitled to a re:ibllcp.n or demo
cratic ballot, according as he de
clared his party affiliations as re
publican or democratic at the last
The names on the official ballot
under the respective heading will
be rotated In their order, so that
each name will appear at the top
on successive ballots in turn. This
will reulre special care on the
part of the voters and the reading
of each name before making the
X mark. . Voters who cannot read
may have their tickets marked ac
cording, to their directions by the
The candidates receiving a
plurality of the voieB cast by those
affiliating with the s?.me political
party will be the nominees of their
respective parties for the offices to
which they are aspiring.
BREAK IN THE TYPOTHETAE
Chicago I nlon Trlntera ay Membera
of .Master's Organisation Have
CHICAGO, Sept. 16 Desertions from the
ranks of the Chicago Typothetae In Its
first fight against the establishment of the
eight-hour day In book and Job offices were
reported today by union officials, who de
clared that several members of the maRter
printers' organization have signed the
union agreement providing for a shorter
workday January 1, 1906.
A report compiled by strike loaders to--filght
shows thut 112 printing houses have
agreed to grant the union demands. In
cluded In this list. It Is declared, are Arms
that have heretofore employed non-union
printers exclusively. The signatures of
twelve additional "oncerns were secured to
the union agreer ent today and no more
strikes were ca'l -d. It Is said by union
officials that tl eight-hour day has al
ready been esta! ' 'lied for 1.400 union print
ers In book an , offices throughout the
city. Firms en ylng 700 printers are still
to be heard fr e
In the face t. rse claims by the union
officials thfjw r of the Chicago Typo-thetae'iie'v-'aTe
titaii f;gM bis Just be
gun, and that ti.e smaller printers who
have signed the union agreement will even
tually be governed by the principles which
prevail In the Typothetae.
ST. IXH'IS, Mo.. Sept. l.-Four addi
tional local printing houses today signed
the eight-hour working day contract, ac
cording to Information furnished at the
headquarters of Typographical Union No.
8. This brings the total of firms complying
with the. demands of the printers to
ninety-nine, and It Is estimated that to
night there are only about 180 men Idle
on account of the strike.
ALBANY, N. T., Sept. 16 The Brandow
Printing Company, which holds both the
state legislative and departmental printing
contracts, today signed the eight-hour
with the striking employes.
WINNIPEG. Man., Sept. 16 One hun
dred and thirty Job printers walked out to
day in conformity with the eight-hour
movement The proprietors of five offices
have agreed with the men.
SUICIDE OF PRODIGAL SON
Georgia Yoini Man Who Wastee Hla
Allowance In Rlotooa Living;
Hangs Himself at New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16. The body of the
suicide who ended his life by hanging at
Mamaronerk, near this city, was positively
Identified today as that of a young man
who had represented hlmself'to be William
A. King, the son of a wealthy cotton mill
owner of Augusta, Ga. The Identification
was made by Mrs. George E. Jardine, at
whose house young King stopped for nhel
ter last Monday during the height of a
The Identification was confirmed by Mrs.
Jardlne's son. Young King had told Jardine
that he was penniless, having spent all of
the allowance from his father. He had
been warned by the latter that If he over
lived hla Income he would have to shift for
himself until the next Installment was due.
King said he had met a number of women
while stopping In New York and had squan
dered his money on them.
It was at first reported the suicide was
Paul Kelly, motorman of the elevated rail
road train which was wrecked recently
a 1th a lofs of twelve lives.
CONFERENCE VER FEVER
Governor! ef Twelve Statea Slgrn
Call for a Meetlaa- In
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 16. Report of yel
low fever situation to 6 p. m. Saturday:
New caes (5
Total to date .i!!l,547
New foci 7
1'nder treatment J4j
Cases discharged 1.873
The situation today showed practically no
change from conditions which have existed
for several days.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Sept IS. A call
for a conference of southern representa
tives to be held In this city In November
to discuss, among other things, the beat
methods of dealing with yellow fever was
Issued today. It was signed by twelve gov
ernors and the officials of chambers of
commerce of several cities.
CINCINNATI. Sept. l.-rour more of the
people who came here yesterday from Tal
lulah and New Provldenoe, La,, to escape
the yellow fever were taken to the hospital
today, having developed symptoms of yel
Snecesefal Raid oa Uateh.
THE HAOl'E, Sept. 11-An official dis
patch reports a successful raid made by
the pretender, Sonnebalt, of the Timor
archipelago, who recently Invaded Dutch
territory, killed thirty-two peraona od
uarited alt aUU-lfu ttSfUves.
ARMISTICE IN EFFECT
Pic sets Retire from Neutral Zona and
OutpaiU riy White Flag.
FEELING OF RELIEF AMONG NATIVES
General Hopa that China Will Send Stronj
Kan to Take Charge.
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN JAPANESE CABINET
Resignation of Minister of Interior ii
Accepted by the Emperor.
BARON YIY0URA SUCCEEDS TO OFFICE
Mlnlater of Agriculture and Com
merce Will Perform Dotlea of
Second Office In Addi
tion to Ilia Own.
GODZIYADANI. Manchuria, Sept. 16
An order by General Ltnevltch putting
Into elTeet the stipulations of the armistice
arranged by Generals Ovanovskl and
Fukushlma has been prepared and dis
tributed to the army. The order directs
the immediate cessation of hostilities; the
retirement of pickets from the neutral
tone and the establishment of a poet of
communication. It . forbids all other com
munication between the armies.
Kntlvea Welcome Pence.
OrNSHC PASS. Sept. 16.-A a result of
the armistice, which Is effective today,
the outposts of the main positions on botu
sides will move back about two-thirds of
a mile and hereafter will display white
There Is now one fast traiD daily on
the railway. There has been a consider
able advance In the value of both native
and Russian money. The natives welcome
peace and hope the Peking government
will send a strong man, like Yuan Shal
Kal, to Manchuria to re-establish native
control and to prevent anarchy during the
evacuation of the Russian and Japanese
armies. The people fear the outlnws, who,
in large numbers, are armed with Russian
and Japanese rifles.
A report of the Red Cross administra
tion shows that altogether 30,000 beds and
twenty trains were supplied and lll.0ilo.nfi0
were expended during the war. Minor Red
Cross organizations are already leang for
home, and with the consummation of
peace the entire society will be relieved,
the empress' hospitals leaving last,
(hinge In Japnnese Cabinet.
TOKIO, Sept. 16. 2 p. m. The resignation
of Viscount Yoshikawa as minister of the
Interior has been accepted. Baron Ylyoura,
minister of agriculture and commerce, suc
ceeds Viscount Yoshikawa as minister of
the Interior, while retaining his original
Taft at Yokohama.
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 16 Secretary of War
William H. Taft has arrived here and to
day received visits from distinguished cltt
sena of Toklo, a large number of local
Japanese and foreign residents. 'AH Is
Aid for Japanese Prtsonera.
ST. rETERSBt RO, Sept. 16.-The Amer
ican embassy has received from the Japa
nese legation at Berlin $30,000 to be devoted
to the relief of 1,716 Japanese prisoners now
at M' dvid, province of Novgorod. Charge
d'Affalres Eddy will go to Medvid nxt
week to make arrangements for the dis
tribution of the money. The prisoners will
be released as soon as the signed ponce
treaties are executed. With the Japanese
aie several Americans and Englishmen
found on 'board captured Japanese t'i.ns
ports. These foreigners will probably be
released before the Japanese.
Japaneae Official Talks of Riots,
WASHINGTON. P. C, Sept. 16.-An offi
cial report concerning the recent anti
treaty riot In Toklo was today received by
the Japanese legation. On the basis of this
report, Mr. Hloki, charge d'affaires of
Japan, said today.
My advices from Toklo do not attempt
to minimize the importance of affairs as
The Immediate provocation of the riotous
outbreak was the action of the police,
who sought to prevent a political mass
meeting and not the slightest feeling of
hostility toward foreigners In general, or
Americans In particular, entered Into the
spirit of the mob.
Of course, there are many Japanese
who are disappointed a the terms of the
peace treaty and it is natural that they
should express their disappointment, but
the majority of the thinking class of my
country deprcrate the riotous action and re
gret the injurious Impression created by
these disturbance, wnlch apparently led
some people to regard them as an Indication
of a feeling of hostility on the part of the
Japanese toward the I'nlted States. I am
authorized to say that notwithstanding
what differences of opinion may exist in
Japan over the terms of peace, there Is a
strong, united and friendly feeling toward
the I'nlted States, and deep appreciation of
the earnest. Impartial and sincere effort
of the president.
DOUBT THE POWER OF WITTE
Jewish Paper at St. Petersburg Say
lie Cannot Help the
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 18-(Speclal
Cablegram to The Bee.) The well known
Jewish dally. Per Fralnd, notes a num
ber of exceptions to the effort of Jewish
financiers in America who visited Ports
mouth, N. H., during the peace conference
to Interest M. Wltte in their co-religion-lata.
Per Friand says, among other things:
In splte-of the fact that you live In free
America and we have only begun to hear
of freedom in the course of the last few
months, we can tell you that we are not
orphans whom It Is neceaaary to take un
der protection. Thousands of Jews long
ago broke with the system of begging and
they do not wish that other people should
go on in the old way on their behalf. We
have taken off the yellow badge: we are
sick of begging of high DersonaKes. and
1 we ask our American co-religionists to
desist irom doing so in our name. We de
mand our lights, but we do not beg any
What we demand M. Wltte knows full
well. He was president of the committee
of ministers and in that capacity he ha
r-ad hundreds of communications In which
th Jewish population have told him every
thing plainly, fall of dignity of self-con-sclcusnesa,
and have informed him much
plainer and better than it la possible for
you Americans. It is nectsaary to demand
and warn, not beg, and we who can de
mand ran only do tills ourselves; others,
even our nearest kin. cannot take this
from u. Whether M. Wltte ha the good
will to satisfy our demands we do not
know; but even with ttie bent will lie has
not the power, for here It la not a matter of
a personal wish, but of a change of a whole
system. Thoae who have the power to al
ter this system do not desire to do it. We
do not bVg any more, and we protect
against others taking that course In our
Corean to Entertain Americana.
FEOl'L Sept. 11 Miss Alice Roosevelt.
Major General Corbln and Rear Admiral
Train and party are expected U arrive here
Tuesday next. The emperor Is preparing
to welcome them with high honors. The
traveler will remain a few day In Cores,
whence they will go to Japan by way of
THE BEE BULLETIN
Forecast for Sebruekn Showera Sun
day and Vlnndnyi Cooler Monday in
1 pnln in the Grip of Famine.
Peace in Scandinavian Penlnanln.
trmUflre in F.ITect In Far F.:ist.
Kaw Hlier Again on the llampnge.
2 (iulckeat Method to nnilil (anal.
Roy Amateur Onlf Champion.
Opening of ew Hnrwood Theater.
3 rwa from All Parts of Mehraaka.
Former Omaha Man Is Murdered.
4 Prlrea for Hrnntlfjlng the City,
ft Spnrtlna Kventa of the nay.
0 Paat Week In Omaha Society.
Colore of Horse Show In F.vlrtenee.
T Council Bluff and losa New.
EDITORIAL SF.CTIO EIGHT PAGK.
1 some Feature of School Work.
8 Gossip AmonR Politicians.
Condition of Omnha'a Trade.
T Financial and Commercial.
1 Kiplolta of Sherlock Holme.
8 Playa, Players and the Playhooaea,
4 Some Contestants In Golf Tourney.
ebrnka'a Flaht for Mra. Adams,
ft King of the Flower Palntrra.
Amerlcnna Rack Cuban F.nte rprlaea
6 In the Domain of Woman.
T Sporting; Qoaslp of the Week.
H Progress la Electrical Field,
COLOR SECTION EIGHT PAGES.
1 Busier Drown and the Auto.
2 Living; on a Million a Year.
From rar and Far.
3 Case of Seeming Resurrection.
4 Make Youraelf Tail or Short.
Women na Opera Star Managera.
ft Explosion of the Octopus,
Thratera Nearly 2.IXK) Iran Old.
O Keepa Beauty by Washing Clothea.
T The Haunted Picture Story.
Concerning Caviare In Verae.
H Artlata In Speaking; Rolea.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
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OFFICERS ARE RE-ELECTED
Congregational Mission Board Make
Five Changes In the Pru
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 16.-The Ameri
can Board of Commissioners of Foreign
Mission today re-elected all of the officers
of the past year for the ensuing term.
Five changes were made In the personnel
of the prudential committee, the Rev. F.
J. Van Horn being chosen to fill out the
unexpired term of a member who dl.nl
during last year and the following being j
elected to serve until 190S:
Rev. Edward C. Moore. Samuel C.
Parting. Frederick Fosdlck and Arthur H.
The meeting of the board la now pm.
tlcally over. This nftornoon the memoetu
enjoyed the hospitality of the Seattle
Chamber of Commerce, taking a cruise on
the sound and visiting the Puget sound
navy yard. Tomorrow most of the pulpits
of the churches of the city will be occupied
by the visiting members of the board.
NAN PATTERSON IS MARRIED
Former Show Girl Reromea Wife of
Leon (i. Martin, from Whom
She Waa Divorced.
WASHINGTON. V. C, Sept. lS.-MIss
Nan Patterson, who was tried twice in
New York for the murder of Caesar Young,
the well-known bookmaker, was re-marrled
at noon here today to her former husband,
Ion O. Martin. The ceremony, which was
performed by Rev. Oeorge F. Pusty of
St. Stephen's Episcopal church, occurred at
the Patterson home and was witnessed only
by the member of the family and a few
Intimate friends. The couple left In the
afternoon for New York where they will
reside. Miss Patterson and Martin were
divorced three years ago.
ODD FELLOWS ARE MEETING
Delegate from I'nlted State, Canadn
and Mexico Are Assembling;
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 16 -Owing to a
lack of a quorum of the Orand Council of
Patriarchs Militant the uniformed rank of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the
meeting of that body, which was to take
place today, was postponed until Monday.
Following the meeting of the grand council
the eighty-first annual communication of
the sovereign grand lodge will be formally
opened. The only other event today wn
the exemplification of Rebekah degree by
Theresa lodge No. 147, mhlch was held to
night In the auditorium of Odd Fellows'
Odd Fellows from every section of the
I'nlted States, Canada and Mexico, to the
number of GO.OuO, will participate In the
ceremonies Incident to the communication.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Several Rural Carrier Are Appointed
for Routes in Iowa and
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Prague, route t, Frank Secor carrier, Mr.
I Mary Secor substitute; Rulo. route !,
Lyman J. Carpenter carrier, Leonard E.
Simon substitute. Iowa Montrose, route 3,
C. A. Smith carrier. Ben Strange substitute!
Movement of Oceaa Veaael Sept. 1.
At New York Arrived: L Touralno,
from Havre. Sailed: Etrurla. for Liver
pool: Patricia, for Hamburg; Mlnnetonka
Iror ixmaorx; 01. uouls. for Southampton;
Kroonland. for Antwerp; Furnessla, for
, At Cherbourg Arrived: Bluecher, from
r.ew iorK. Bailed: si. Paul, for New
A: Liverpool Arrived: Lucanla, from
New York; Victorian, from New York?
Sailed: I'mbrla, for New York.
New York. Sailed: Hamburg, for New
At Ant wero Sailed :
Finland, for New
At Havre Railed: la Oa.acn?n for Vao,
At Queenstown Sailed: Teutonic, for
At Rotterdam Sailed: P.yndam. for New
At Naples Arrived: Slcilla, from New
At Mamillea Arrived: Algeria, from
At Southampton Arrived: New York,
from New York.
At MovlUe- tiailed: Astoria, for New
At tidon Bailed: Minneapolis, for
RAW OUT OF BANKS
Rirer It Rising Rapidly Above Topeka
end Great Daraace Is reared.
RAILWAY BRIDGES ARE WASHED AWAY
Union Pacific and Ruck Island Using Santa
fe Tracks to K&isai (itj.
HIGH WATER MARK OF 1903 REACHED
Boy and Horse Drown When Bridge Aoross
Soldier Creek Goes Out.
SIX INCHES OF RAIN AT NEBRASKA CITY
Long Stretches of Missouri Parlfle
and nnrllnaton Track a and
several Ilrldaea Are
TflrF.K A Km, Sept. 1. The flood situ
ation here tonight is more serious. The
levees protecting the farming lands along
Soldier creek have hroken and thousands
of acres ol cornfields nre under water. A
wagon hrlrigp across Soldier creek went
out at 4 o'clock this afternoon, carrying
eight boys and a horse and buggy down
with It. Seven of the boys have been res
cued, but one Is still reported missing. The
horse was drowned.
The Kow river Is rising rapidly at this
point, and a repitlon of the disastrous
flood of 11K3 Is feared. Railroad communi
cation between Tnpeka and Kansas City
on the north .iile of the river has been
completely cut off. Communication with
St. Joseph over the Rock Island Is still
cut ofT. The I'nlon Pacific has two bridges
out west of Topeka and Is using the tracks
of the Rock Island. Both the L'nlon Pa
clllc and Rock Island are using the Santa
Fn tracks between Topeka and Kansas
City. It Is expected that communication
west over the Rock Island will be cut off
some time tonight. The town of Rossvllle,
eighteen miles west of Topeka, on the
north bank of the Kaw, is having trouble
with high water. The streets were sub
merged for the greater part of "the day,
but the water fell considerably this after
noon. The country from the state reform school
to Rossvllle. a distance, of over fifteen miles,
Is entirely submerged The water has also
cut off communication between Topeka and
the reform school and that institution was
completely isolated this afternoon. The
water at the reform school at & o'clock to
night touched the high water mark reached
during the flood of 1"3. Telegrams Just
received here state that the Kaw Is rising
rapidly at all points above Topeka.
Many people living In the low district
of North Topeka are preparing to move
A telephone communication from Shoney.
a suburb of North Topeka, state that the
streets are submerged and the water la
Kaw Still Rlla at Midnight.
At midnight the Kaw river waa atlll
rVirik ..-urti'y a this point and at all
points above Topeka. Alarm at North
Topeka is Increasing. The streets ar
flooded with three feet of water. At Meno
ken. a village ten miles west of North
Topeka, about l' persons have been driven
from their homes by the water, which Is
rushing through the streets.
The Rock Island road has succeeded In
getting a train through to the north over
Its St. Joseph line. It Is now known that
Guy Blace, a 10-year-old boy who was on
the Soldier creek bridge which washed
out, was drowned.
Tracks Waahed Out at Xebraaka City.
NEBRASKA CITY. Sept. 16 (Special
Telegram.) One of the most severe rain
and electric storms In many years visited
this city last night. Great damage was
done to railroad tracks by the heavy vol
umes of water that rushed down the small
streams. Over six Inches of rain has fallen
since 9 o'clock last night and a heavy rain
is falling today.
The Missouri Pacific reports long stretches
of track washed out, hotli north and south
of this city, and the Burlington tracks west
and south of the city are entirely uni"r
water. Several bridges ar reported washed
out. Train service on both roads ha been
abandoned for today.
The large dam at the Morton Greg son
packing plant went out and the water did
considerable damage to property In that
vicinity. The water undermined the boilers
at the gas plant and practically ruined that
portion of the works.
Lightning struck in several places, doing
the most damuge at the Overland Country
club house and the Burlington railroad
bridge which spans the Missouri river. The
approach to the bridge was damaged, but
trains are crossing.
Reports from out In the county Indicate
that the storm was more severe than It
was here. At Burr exceptionally large hall
tone fell and the damage will be great.
The government rain guage show that
over six Inches of water fell during tha
Al'Bl'RN, Neb., Sept. 16-(Speclal.)-It
has been raining nearly continually for
three days and nights. The Nemaha river
Is higher than It has been at any time this
eason. The entire bottoms east and north
of town are completely covered, rulntng
hundreds of acres of nearly matured corn,
and families and stock have been forred
to hunt higher quarters. The Missouri
Pacific railroad is completely tied up, no
trains having either arrived or left town
since yesterday afternoon. Passenger and
freights crowd the yards and traffic 1 at a
complete standstill. There are washout
both ways, compelling the trains that ar
rived yesterday to remain. It will no doubt
be some time before traffic will resume It
natural course a It Is still raining and th
river Is rising higher every hour.
Severe Hall la Adams.
HASTINGS, Neb.. Sept. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) A disastrous hallstoim hit th
northeast corner of Adam county at 4:S0
this morning and did much damage. For
near!- thirty minutes there was a hard
rain of hail and the atones were of unusual
slxe and weight. Trees were badly beaten
and cut and many were mowed down. Corn
was also badly damaged However, th
hall did not hurt the winter wheat, as It
has Just utartrd to shoot out of the ground.
The storm took In Hansen, Trumbull an4
Inland, and came within two miles of th
eastern corporate limits of Hastings. Th
Burlington track seemed to be the boundary"
line on the south.
B PATRICK. Neb.. Sept. 1 (Special Tel
egram') The Bu:'ll:.fciuii, Rock Uland and
l'nlon Pacific were uriohle to get their
llns open fur traffic earn and south of this
city today on ac-oui.t of washouts by th
flood of Thursday night. Large gangs of
men aie at work repairing the tracks and
traffic on ttuse linen will not be resumed
FREMONT. Neb.. Spt 1. (Special. A
heavy shower of rain fell last night, ac
coiu,ui4 by a aevei a lad, which flayed.
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