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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
WORK FOR PREMIER
7 Midwinter Election Causes Unusual Condi-
' tion to Exist.
NEW PROGRAM IS YET TO Bt ARRANGED
Cabinet Meeting Will Be . Frequent in
Early Days of Session.
LITTLE TROUBLE FROM CONSERVATIVES
L'veii Chamberlain's 8uocess Doet Not Gi?e
. Them Fighting Humor.
RADICALS TAKING 'ACTIVE PART IN WORK
Prediction U Made that Present
Parliament Will Bn Last of 'h
crnl Party mm Vital
LONDON. Feb. 17. (Special Cablegram to
The Tie.) The nrtme minister will have
IRISH AFTER THE PREMIER
Pamphlet Issued! hnlC Remurha
if l,rnfr Anent Horn Hal
DrilLIN. Feb. 1ft (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.l-Thc Irish evidently do not In
tend to allow Sir Henry Cmnpbell-Banner-mann
end the liberals to escape from a
consideration of home rule the moment
Parliament la fairly In session. A pam
phlet ha Just been printed showing the
peeches of the prime minister upon this
Important' proposition. This pamphlet re
cltea that while still leader of the opposi
tion at Stirling on November 23 he dealt
very fully with the Irish question, saying:
My opinion ha Ion been known to
you. It la that the only way of heillng
the evils of Ireland removing the difncul
llea of Ita administration, of giving con
tentment and prosperity to lla people and
of making It a BtrenKth Instead of a weak
ness to the empire Is thnt the Irish people
should havo the management of their own
domestic affairs, and so far from this opin
ion fading or dwindling as the years pass,
it Is becoming stronger and, what la more.
I have more confidence In Its realisation.
If I were asked for advice by an ardent
nationalist I would sy my desire is to see
the effective management of Irish affairs
In the hands of a representative Irish Par-
ui. ..-.. full .iiirlnar the next 1 (lament. If I were a nationalist I would
few days, for the short Interval that has j take It any way I could get H, provided it
elapsed since his call to office ami the tact
that over one-half of It has been devoted
to the general election hnve naturally
handicapped lilm to a considerable degree
ill preparing the government business for
the coming session. Ordinarily this work
extends over several months; the different
measure proposed for Introduction being
coTSldered at numerous cabinet councils
during the early months of winter. This
year, however, the circumstances have been
quite, abnormal, a midwinter campaign be
ing a novelty In Kngland.. Hence It Is nec
essary to crush everything Into the space of
a few weeka. As soon as possible frequent
sesslcns of the cabinet will be held at which
the outlines of the various measures to be
submitted will be decided upon.
The necessity for getting the different
government bills Into shape Ir the more
urgent this year, aa It Is believed the de
bate on the address from the throne will
be unusually short. In view of the tre
mendous smashing which the Idea of pro
tection has Just received at the polls It Is
not thought likely that the opposition will
court a further defeat upon It by making It
the subject of amendment, even though
Mr. Chamberlain haa come to the front
more than, was anticipated. In fact, the
opposition appears to be willing to adopt
a glad-to-be-alive, waltlng-for-somethlng-to-turn-up
attitude. It Is not surprising
that In the present trend of events after
their recent heart-brenklng gruelling that
the members of the opposition have about
decided that they have little stomach for
fight on any question certainly they are
not In a position t spring the high pro
tective tariff Issue on an unsuspecting Par
liament. Even If they had the Inclination
they have not the men capable of main
taining a sustained debate. With the ex
ception ' of Mr. Chamberlain himself and
possibly Mr. Wvndham, they Lave not a
rnan who la able to seriously tackle the
men on the .liberal sMe. It Is quite as bad
.with ther rent aori file, for there, are "not
more thaa a djosen men of raal talent In
the lot.' Some Important amendments. It
Is -understood. Will odme from the labor
members, . who are determined to take the
earliest opportunity of making their power
felt as a parliamentary force.
Radicals Are Restive.
Meanwhile the liberal leader, Sir H.
Campbell-Bannerman, will hava his hands
fuLL Though It Is of no special significance
oar aa It Indicates a dlsooeltlon between
the) more radical wing of the radicals to
quarrel with the liberals, Robert Blatch-
fort Is out In the. Clarion with, the dec
la rat ton that "liberalism is dying or dead.'
He reasons It out along these Hues:
"Our first and greatest duty le to furht
the liberal party. There can be no social
ism while any pretense of alliance or friend
ship exists between the liberal party and
the socialists. Today the liberal ' party Is
full of triumph. It is once mora a great
puny wun a great majority. lint It no
longer has a meaning. The great liberal
party stands for nothing Is ncthlng."
He refers to prominent members of thtt
cabinet by name and continues:
"Edward Hartley, Philip Snowden. Fred
Jowett and many more whose numea are
unknown to the world ere of more conse
quence to this country than all the Aa
MUlths, Bannermana and Morleys on earth."
Mr. Blatchford speculates on the life of
the ' government. It would hold together.
fj j ... nmr or live years
j perhapa less, but he Is hopeful of the fu
. - Imp rtt f Vi. .lult.t
'At the next election we ought to put
In at least one hundred HOctaliMs." con
tinues Mr. Blatchford. "If we all do our
. best I hava no doubt that with four v....-.-
COUNT WITTE TALKS
Before to Hie Work in Troublous Times for
the Bussian Empire.
DID NOT DESIRE PLACE OF FIRST PREMIER
Beturned from America with Desire to
Betire from Publio Life. .
HAS NO FOLLOWERS NOR ASSOCIATES
NOVEL CASE INTRENCH COURT
Balloonist Compelled to Pay fine for
Death of Maa from Escap
Only Leader on Earth Who Does
Bepresent a Party.
OBJECTS TO TACTICS OF HIS OPPONENTS
CHINA IS AWAKENING
Minister at Washington Discusses Reports of
PARIS. Feb 17. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The balloon Is now fighting Its
way for a standing before the French
courts. Though It anpears to hnve become i ,
as established a fact aa the bicycle or the i
automobile, nevertheless the idea is too i Diplomat Bays They Have Been Disturbers
new and original for the courts to Tuive
iinny precedents providing for aerial navl-
gation as n method of transit.
GERMANS ARE BLAMED FOR AGITATION
Willing to Re .Indeed lr Hla
was consistent with and led up to tnoir
lara-er nollcy. Cndoubtedly It will take
time. Hut I trust that the opportunity of
making a great advance on this question
of Irish government will not be long de
layed, and when this opportunity comes my
firm belief Is that ft greater measure of
agreement than hitherto as to the ultimate
solution will be found possible, and that a
keener appreciation will be felt of tho bene
fits that will flow to the Irish communities
and British people throughout the world,
and that Ireland, from becoming dis
affected. Impoverished and discouraged,
will take Its place, a strong, harmonious
and contented portion of the empire."
, Such was the position of Sir Henry Camp-bell-Bannermann
as leader of the opposi
tion. The position is apparently that of
the home ruler. The only question left
open Is the question of time. Before he
spoke upon this subject again he had be
come prime minister and formed hla liberal
cabinet. In the process of Its formation,
notwithstanding the defection of Lord
Kosebery, he told the public that he had
"received no reuuest for a compromise, or
no uuggestlon of a compromise, upon any
political question at all." On December
21 "the collective opinion of the cabinet"
on the whole field of liberal policy was
declared in tho Albert hall speech. This
was the passage In which the prime minis
ter dealt with Ireland:
"This Is the foundation of our educational
policy that the people of the district should
control and manage the schools. It Is the
foundation of our licensing policy. But If
I seek for illustrations, why do I not take
the greatest, the most conspicuous in
stance what other than this Is the founda
tion of our Irish policy that those do
mestic affairs which concern the Irish poo
pie only, and not ourselves, should, as and
when opportunity affords, be placed In their
Challenged at Inverkelthlng, the premier
-! believe that the proper solution of the
difficulty of Irish government Ilea In the
reference to an Irish body of all Irish
questions with which England and Scot
land have no immediate concern, and
should propose to myself to support a
scheme of that sort as time and oppor
tunlty may offer. But I do not think that
In the Immediate future there Is any chance
of such an opportunity occurring.
Policies a ad Arte, bat ot
Those Attributed to ,-
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. v..-(Rpeclaf
Cablegram to The Bee.) The special
strength of the Russian revolution appears
to have proved Its special weakness. It was
supposed that the great railroad strikes
end other strikes in the manufacturing
towns would afford the revolutionists a new
I"-"' I ITel-er l,lm.lf ... VI ...
tlon gained Immensely us regards the Im- I .,,,,. . ' t ' ' '
inrrniuii uu inuec w iiu nan iiru lun . um .
because of the appearance of mystery with
JAMAICA EXPRESSES PLEASURE
Liberal Government Reverses Prede
cesaor In Matter of Withdraw,
lug; Troopa from Island.
However, the subject of Bnclent lights
and ancient rights of air. etc., promises
to come before the courts of France In
hundreds of different ways In the not fa
distant future. The first balloon case of
the kind has Just been before the courts
Tli'' t, grows out of a balloon accident
ef', i-hr. An aeronaut nnmed rtncoa
''.v .sslnlg In his balloon over Paris.
.. he unexpectedly camn to within a
V yards of the roofs. Finally he knocked
down a chimney pot. Thinking him in
danger, some people promptly seised the
dragging guide roue and In spite of the
aeronaut's protest hauled him down Into
the street. He therefore had no choice
except to order them to shut their windows
while he deflated, his gas bag. The gas
entered a house through n window care
lessly left opn and caused en explosion,
In which a man named (lousenu w.is killed.
The question at Issue Was aa to whether
' t lie. aeronaut, having been Hn unwilling
CHINA WILL MANAGb ITS OWN AFFAIRS
No Danger of War Unless Ita Purpose is
ALL CHRISTENDOM IS AN ARMED CAMP
World Coatalaa More. Armed Mea Sow
Than liver Before and China
K1N08TO Jamaica, Feb. 17.-tSpeclal
Cablegram to The Bee.) Tne greatest sat
tsfaction is being expressed both In tho
newspapers and out of thi newispapers bo
caune of the reports from London tba
Lord Elgin, at a meeting of the executive
conimlttoo of the West Indian committed
stated that the government had decided to
maintain a force of white artillery men
and engineers in Jamaica. Tho announce
ment a few monthn ago that the late gov
ernment had dectde.il to withdraw the white
troops from the West Indies aroused a
stcrm of protests from the white Inhabi
tants of the Island. Deputations wers
sent to Mr, Balfour mid Mr. L itlcjon,
but in spite of all that cuull bv done Urn
decisun to withdraw the troopa was ad
hered to. Now, however, that it has buen
le erred by the new government, there is
general rejoicing hurt-.
Though Jamaica has been more con
servative than the most tury districts of
which It had been Invested. By degrees It
became evident, however, that the elements
which were missing from the Russian revo
lution were such as could not safely be dis
pensed with. Radical as was the news that
came In from all parts of the empire, never-
heless there appeared little or nothing In
he way of real progress. It was difficult
to say what the revolutionists were aiming
at whether they knew themselves what
they wanted. The people were puxzled with
speculations as to whether It was a dynas
tic or a constitutional movement. Did Its
real strength lie In the towns or in the
country? Was Its object Industrial or
agrarian? Or was It simply a gathering of
the forces of discontent, formidable most
formidable from the point of view of the
prosperity and good administration of the
empire, but not such a revolution as left
the government no choice but that between
conquering and being conquered. The out
come appears after all, no matter what the
liberalizing tendencies may have been, to
have been favorable to the government. In
spite of all the cxar is still on his throne.
Count Wltte Is still his first minister and
enough of the army is faithful to him to
give him command of the situation at all
events In St. Petersburg and In Moscow.
Things have so far solidified themselves
that Scrgius Yulevltch Wltte. the first
minister of Russia, la even willing to com
ment upon the situation aa it exists. In
answer to questions recently he said:
Probably no public servant known to
Russian history has. ever been so severely
and unanimously blamed In his own . coun
try as myseir. and this not only for acts
which I did. but for others which I never
even dreamed of doing, and not merely for
words and motives which were truly mine,
but also for their opposltes. which were
gratuitously. attributed to te Agai.vry J
putilKj ni4. Kttowto nistory, no matter
wnai me rojor or nis pontics, nas nan a
party following, numerous or small. Some
section of society endorsed his principles,
some fraction assisted his efforts, many re
joiced at his achievements. I am the sole
exception. Every party, extreme or mod
erate. agrees in objecting to what it terms
my polley, on grounds that contradict each
As a Russian patriot my heart bleeds at a
lack of Industrious fellow laborers In the
country's cause, of earnest workers who do
not expect political or social regeneration
from radical programs and speeches, but
from steady, wise, patient labor, from re
spect for the law, from reverence for duty
and from the exo.-clse of self-control. With
a fair contingent of such modest, con
sclentious toilers, Russia would soon rise to
a very high place among the nations of the
earth. 1 am hopeful that men of this sort
will yet come forward. Meanwhile ' my
motive In continuing to occupy a post
which brings down such harsh Judgment
upon me is dutv to tne czar and the father
land. My guiding principle Is to act accord
ing to my lights, and my aole recompense
Is the approval of my conscience.
On my return from th I'nited States
after the treaty of Portsmouth all that
craved for was rest for body and mind In
the exclusion of nriv&te life, and it wna nil
more uxeiy tnut my wtsn would be
The courts finally de
cided against the aeronaut and sentenced
him to pay damages to the amount of 11.000
to the widow of Gouseau, the man who
granted since' there were doubtless others
who. placed In the position I now occupy,
might have acquitted themselves of the
tank as well as myself or better.
Whatever the drawbacks or penalties at-
licnefl t tne performance or my duty
Cheerfully accept them. But I certainly do
not include among such penalties the con
stant disapproval of everything I do by
certain political groups, tin tile contrary,
clever men's criticism Is always wloome,
l-iHiite it Is wholesome and helpful, while
to the strictures or the remainder one can
ruHlly shut one's second cur. ome nations
Judge their servants not only by wlmt they
have accomplished, but also by whut they
would fain have aci-ouipliMhed. I am ready
to accept responsibility for what 1 have
really xuld Hud done, but what 1 deprecate
arc the upocrvphnJ utterances gratuitous! v
attributed to me every day.
BELGIANS FEAR WAR'S EFFECT
F. inert ftermanr nad France to Fight
- and Battles Foaght Hear
BRrssELB. Feb. 17. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) It Is regarded as a curious
coincidence that Just t the very moment
that a bill authorizing the expenditure of
i2ftfl00.r m fortify the port of Antwerp
had passed, throughout Belgium, and. In
fact, throughout Holland, there, commenced
to circulate a pamphlet entitled. 'The In
vasion of Belgium," showing what 111 ef
fects a war between France and Germany
would have upon Belgium.
The author takes It for granted that
France and Germany will be at war next
June. Belgium In the meantime has been
declared neutral. England loins France.
and they by their united navy are power
ful enough to crush the German fleet.
Germany, however, Is victorious on the
land, and In the heat of that victor?
breaks the treaty of neutrality and sends
100,000 men Into Belgium, while England
lands 60,000 men at .Antwerp. The allies
are eventually defeated In other parts of
the country. The author, evidently not
having foreseen the paeslng of the port of
Antwerp bill, providing for the Improve
ments and the fortifications of the harbor,
or else concluding hat the time Is too
short to undertake tortlfljktlons with any
resisting power, nnelhe Anglo-Belgian
Ttnjr at TnrwerrrTSurreiWer" J .-'
The author, however, does Indulge In his
prophetic pamphlet In a great deal of rood
advice to the effect that Belgium should be
prepared to defend Itself against all In
rum'. Engluud. us a result of Hi l decision
,-. v ibii uu uiii or even more i to u.mi u um iniuou were i
- v. LmLiieiuauiia in uc Kem-rHi elections ll
Meanwhile John Burns has succeeded In
stirring up a hornet's nest, and ha Is having
quite lively time with Mr. Chamberlain.
It appear that Mr. Chamberlain, during
the recent campaign, spoke as follows:
Mr. Burns received deputation of the
unemployed the other day he who when
lie first came Into office with his fresh
honors upon him full .bloom, confident that
the millennium would come of Itself now
that he was president of the local govern
ment board, nas already developed Into a
hack official of the most ordlnarv kind
When he received this deputation 'l think
they must have failed to recognise the
mob orator of Hyde park in the smug
and respectable gentleman who read them
a lecture upon thrift and sobriety and
beggod them . to have confidence in him
end to be assured that he would look after
tlulr Interests. -
Mr. Burn now says that this wanton
description by Mr. Chamberlain of what
did not occur is best answered and re
futed by what lis really did say. He says
that he stated that the deputation might
rest assured that lie had approached the
act of sympathy and with a praotical de
Ure to put promptly In motion what ad
ministrative agencies were already In ex
istence, and were under the control of the
loos I government board.
Haras la Miller. - '
Mr. I turns says that there was not a
word te tb deputation about thrift and
aobrUty end he could not therefore, aa
Mr- Chamberlain said, have read the depu
tation a lecture upon thrift and sobriety,
neither did he bag them tn have confidence
in himself. Here ia what Mr. Bums claims
that he really did say upon that point:
"The depulatloo may rest assured that
whatever la poaalbla. having regard to the
limited power of the local government
board, will ho sympathetically and promptly
carried out." Mr. Burns adds that he aim
ply said that he would administer the un
employed act promptly and fairly.
The bitterness incorporated in the reply
of Jolin Burns may he seen by the fol
"I only wUh to add that Mr. Chamber
lain must not Incorporate In his opponent's
utterance what they never said, and upon
U-'ontluurd oa neeond Page )
would be curried by a liberal candidate uu
a 10 to 1 busis. To the universal satisfac
tion over thu fact thut the liberal colonial
secretary has reversed the position taken
by the colonial conservative secretary there
Is rejoicing over the fact that a fast
cruiser .is to be permanently stationed in
the" West Indies, and that the West India
Islands will be annually visited by a Brit
SWITZERLAND IS A REFUGE
Itnsalans and Polea Flock ta Repabllo
to Avoid Dancer nt
UJ2NEVA. Feb. 17. lSccial Telegram to
The Bee.) Not lesa than lO.Ouo Russians of
all ages and all ranks have taken refutes
In Switzerland during the last year. Among
the l'.usaian colony In this city, In fact, are
! mum rftnrtuwnf :itivea .if tlie p ti ..in n mo
bility whose homes have beeq swept uw.-iy
by the revolt of the peasants. Many of
them are actually obliged to work for a
living and to their credit be it said that
they are generally willing to do' all that
they can and they seldom or never become
chargea upon the authorities in the various
In Geneva, for lntunce, tliera is a coun
tess who Is employed a a milliner, while
at Zurich a baroness Is teaching languages
to support herself and her two children.
INDIAN EDITOR IN TROUBLE
Makes Paltlle a'ote of Lord C'arsou,
Showing Dissatisfaction with
CALCUTTA. Feb. 17. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) In 'consequence of the unau
thorised publication of a confidential note
of Lord Curxon'a on the subject of the
partition of Bengal, Lord Miuto's govern
ment has Just announced an official boycott
of the Statesman, the principal liberal
newspaper in Indlu. which has liecn promi
nent In criticising the administration. Mr.
Ratcliffe. the editor of the otatcsmuii and
the author of the recent letter on the parti
tion of he province In the Speaker, is au
thority for the statement that tho docu
ment In question reached him through an
accident and thut he has satisfied himself
that no breach of trust had been com
mitted by any government employe.
In the particular note referred to Lord
Curzon complained of not being Informed
of discussions and projects regarding the
partition. Ho proved his ability as a phrase
maker by coiling this neglect "department
alism," "which Is hot a moral delinquency,
but an Inteiectua! hiatus."
NORWEGIAN FARMERS PROSPER
American Machinery nnd Methods Are
Being; Introduced on Small
CHRISTIANA. Feb. 17,-(Speclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) The debts of Norwe
glan farmers, whose holdings lie along the
ses shore, have in many Instances been
paid by the Income arising from the Sale
of the seaweed ashes. In fact. Consul Ras-
mussen of Stavenger has Just presented a
report to the government which shows
that the gathering of seaweed In south'
western Norway has assumed the propor
tions of a large Industry, which has sur
passed fishing and agriculture in fortune
building. Farmers collect the apparently
worthless growth, burn It and the ashes
to representatives of various manufactur
ing Institutions In other countries. These
ashes contain valuable chemical properties,
"Old debts." says the report, "have been
paid and small farms that were Isolated
and aurroundej by unproductive land have
had their boundaries extended by the
draining of marshes and clearing of rocky
wantcs that have not been utilized or
productive since the htone age
"Twenty years ago there was not a mow
ing machine !n the entire district, while
now there are mowers, hay rakes, harrows
and other modern machinery on nearly
every farm. Modern dwellings and bams
for grain and stock have replaced the
'The transformation has been so great
that farming in this particular locality
moy be said to have acquired an aln.ost
American character, but on a smaller
scale." . .
MONKS TO BE CHAUFFEURS
Priests Will Iannararate a Lis
Antomoblles . Over Roads
In tha Alp.
SWEDE PRINCE TO WED SINGER
Will Resign All Honors
Marry Woman of His
A Russian count Is offering his servlcM at i
Balo through the medium of an advertise- COPENHAGEN, Feb. 17. 8pclul Cable-t etructed to climb the steep gradients, will
GENEVA, Feb. 17.-(Spcial Cnblegvain
to The Bee.) The monks of the Grand
St. Bernard are about to make their debut
These are the priests the world over
famous because of their many rescues of
travelers during snow storms. For more
than half a century they hava been pic
tured, to the world as dragging the unfor
tunates out of the blizzard drifts by the
assistance of mammoth dogs, which have
sine become known as St. Bernard dogs.
After a struggle lasting over a year they
have received the permission from the
Valuta and Italian authorities to run a
motor cur servlc between the hosploes
of Grand St. Bernard and Slinplen their
properties and Domodosaola and Aosta.
The chauffeur will b chosen from among
j the monks themselves. They will continue
i to wear eowls.
The car, which are being specially con-
WABHINUTON. Feb. 17.-The Ppst today
says: "There Is no danger whatever of
an uprising In China against foreigners,"
said Sir Chentung Liang Chang, tho
Chinese minister. "It Is true, of course,
that there is political agitation In China
but its object is to create such excite
ment as to cause International cum pi lea
lions with the view of crippling, If not
wholly destroying, tho present dynasty.
My government la amply prepared to meet
an emergency. ' I do not mean that China
is threatened with a revolution, but that
a small party of discontents Is striving
desperately to start a revolution. But the
movement would not be strong or danger
."My government is keeping me minutely
Informed. If, as a result of an agitation
now going on, a worthy foreigner Is
harmed the emperor's soldiers will pounce
upon that community that harbors ' the
miscreants and lay It , waste, should they
be unable to find every one of the scoun
drels responsible, directly or Indirectly, for
the trouble. The slaughter would be sick
enlng If tho government is driven to
reprisals. Yu An Shi Kl, the great viceroy
of Chill, set the example for this sort of
rigid work in the Boxer uprising of 1900.
The slaughter of the Chinese by the em
peror's soldiers would be more horrible
than that of Yu An's soldiers six year
ago If the miscreants now at work to in
volve China in foreign trouble do not
Millions of dollars have been expended
by the central government In the last six
year In bringing the army up to a proper
condition . of efficiency. China does not
want to go to war. We are a peaceable
people. War is hateful, awful, horrible-
Is there likelihood of a foreign war?"
None so long as the world lets China
manages Its own affair."
Part Taken by Germnna.
Is It a fact that Germany or Germana
are mainly responsible for a large part of
the "threatening trouble In China at pros
"The Germans are aggressive." he re
plied. "Since the dawn of your clvlllza
tlon the German have been disturbers of
the peace and repose of other peoples and
nation in what Is now tho Christian
domain. They eem always dlsoontented
with what they have. Their energy ap
pear to demand the whole world In which
to hustle. I do not say that they are re
sponsible In any sense for what Is going
on behind the scenes in China. I merely
tell you that I have heard that stated In
well Informed and responsible quarters. I
am keeping my government Informed of all
I knew and all I hear. I have pleaded with
the authorities at Peking to be careful to
see to It that foreigner of all classes are
treated unusually well In China while this
agitation lasts. I have learned that my
advice Is being followed all over China.
The Chinese have adopted a new internal
policy. There will be no more concessions
"The granting of concessions to foreign
er has been a too fruitful source of
trouble to be continued. And so we shall
attend to our own affairs In future, and we
hope the OUlSiae wuriu, inr .iillimn
world, will permit us to do this. When
I reflect that all Christendom is an armed
camp, 1 am convinced . that we are more
peaceably and neighborly inclined than la
the Christian world. I suspect that sta
tistic would show that there are today
more men In uniform and with deadly
weapons In their hands than at any otljer
period In the world's history. Even China
is armed to protect Itself."
"Why Is the government or the tuned
Slates strengthening Its military forces In
the Orient?" wus suggested.
"That is something 1 do not understand,'"
reulled Sir Cheng.
dolet nt Fncbow.
LONDON. Feb. 17. The Church Mission
ary society's secretary at Fucliow, China,
replying to an inquiry regarding the alarm
ing reports of unrest in China, cabled this
morning that there was no cause for
anxiety. The secretary of the society at
Shanghai cables that all Is quiet there.
Fryer Fears Tronble.
BERKELEY, CaL, Fen. 17. Prof. John
Fryer, head of the department of Oriental
languages of the State university, say
tht a copy of a Chinese newspaper which
has Just reached here says that the Chi
nese government had ordered l.OuO.000 small
arms and loO cannon from manufacturers
In Germany. In preparation for the threat
ened war with foreign powers. Prof.
Fryer, who haa spent thirty year in China,
believes that the present trouble In China
is undoubtedly the most serious that the
nations liave hod to deal with since rela
tions with tbe Chinese kingdom were established.
Word from Missionaries.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Tha following ca
blegram from China was received ttday by
the Presbyterian board of foreign missions:
"Missionaries not In peril; everything U
This meaoage came from the mission sta
tion at Shanghai and was a reply to a ca
bled Inquiry made by the board yesterday
for information whether Its missionaries
were In peril.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
nrernst for Nebraska Fair anrinr.
Warmer In F.natern Portion I Mon
XUW F,CTln Twelvr Pages.
1 Work for mt Rrltlsh Premier.
' Count Wltte Talka of Ills Task.
Chinese Minister Is Not Alnrmed.
Story of White llnnae Weddlnc.
B err President nf I'rrnrh Rennhllr.
Consular Rill lilts f'hnrrli Howe.
S Sews from All Parts of ebra"kn.
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
4 Wrddlna; at White lloe.se.
Wrddlna- nt White House,
tl Moore t omes (lot for Rrnnteh.
Affair at Month Omaha.
Women Dennnnre Crowe Verdict.
m Post Week In Omnhn Society.
Council Bluffs nnd town News.
lO Seed nistrlbntlon ot Popular.
nappenlnaa In Omaha Unburns.
11 U Russian Revolutionists Taken.
"portion Kvrnta of the Hay.
W Kehoes of the Ante-Rooms.
.New from Western Army Posts.
EDITOR I 1, jec TIO F.labt Pases.
I Bin atorkmen Annln In Court.
I ndlkes ue Milwaukee Road.
tate Commercial Clubs to Meet.
thamrea nt the Connty Hospital,
3 Growth of the School In NehrasUu.
Senators Clshting for Their Dim,
4 Want Ads.
6 Mini Ads.
O Want Ada.
7 Flnnnelal nnd Commercial.
8 Benefit of Crop Special Trains.
I l.l.l TR ATKD SECTION Klaht Pnaea.
1 Bryan on Education nnd Rellaloti
Some Oddest Beta Ever Made.
S Slant on the Floor of the Seu.
Curious Capers of Cnpld.
3 ftosslp of Playa and Players.
Music nnd Muslenl Mutters.
4 Corn Hreedlna on n I.arue Scale.
American t Itiscns In tbe Rrltlsh
5 Machlurry In Hailroad Building.
Mttle Stories for l ittle People.
Pioneer Prenehrr of .Nebraska.
Miss Alice Roosevelt of Iowa.
0 In the World of Women.
T Sporting; Uoaslp of the Week.
e) Gossip About .Noted People.
Qnnlnt features of Current I. If.
Some Tersely Told Tnles.
COLOR SECTION Four Paves.
1 Rnster Plays lieoree Wnnhlnajtnn.
It From .Near nnd Far.
3 Mark Tvtnin in Movlna Pictures.
4 bnmuo and Ilia Funny Noises.
Simon Simple na a lctlin.
Temperature at Omnhn Yesterday i
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H n. m ...
T a. m. . .
H n. m . . .
On ni. . .
10 a. m . . .
11 a. nt. . .
DULUTH ELEVATOR BURNED
Pnrt nf Blgr Pears- Plant Containing
Million Bushels ( Grata"
. . Destroyed. . W -' I
DCLVTH. Minn., Feb". 17.-The wooorn
working house of the Duluth grain elevator
plant of F. H. Pravey & Co. of Minne
apolis was burned to the ground with Ita
contents, consisting of about 1,000.000
bushels of grain, principally wheat. The
loss on the grain and house Is estimated at
11,000,000 and Is fully covered by Insurance.
The origin of the fire Is unknown. For
tunately there was no wind blowing toward
other Improved districts on the harbor
front or the loss would have been tre
mendous. The burned elevator was built
six years ago and It Is understood that It
will be rebuilt at once. The fire depart
ment had much difficulty In getting
streams on the tire, as there were no
hydrants within half a mile, and it was
necessary to cut holes In the Ice six feet
thick In the slips to get water.
TREASURER KELLY IS SUED
Kansas Official Asked to Return
10,&7 Reported Missing; by
TOPEKA, Kan.. Feb. 17. State Attorney
General C. C. Coleman today filed suit in
the district court of Shawnee county
against State Treasurer T. T. Kelly for
$10,678 shown to be due the state of Kansas
by the special treasury examination, closed
a few weeks ago. The petition alleges that
Interest coupons to the above amount on
different Kansas townships and municipal
bonds are unuccounted for. The suit is
brought against T. T. Kelly us personal
and against hln 3uo Isiudsmen.
ARREST MOYER AND HAYWARD
Ottlcers of Western Miners' I'nlon
Charted with Complicity In
Death of Steuurnber.
DENVER, . Colo., Feb. 17. Lute tonight
Charles H. Moyer, president of the West
ern Federation of Miners, and Charles D.
Hayward. secretary, were arrested on a
charge of complicity in the murder of for
mer Governor Hteunenburg of Idaho. The
arrest was made at tha request of the
Idaho authorities and an officer la here to
take tbe men to that state.
CALL FOR NATIONAL GUARD
Montnnn Adjutnnt Genernl Asked
Regrlmeat Is Ready for
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. 17. Adjutant
General Anderson of the Montana National
Guard today received an Inquiry from the
quartermaster's department at Washington
as to the equipment of regiment and also
tf in the event of hostilities the regiment
would be prepared for active service.
' INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL SOLD
Movements of Ocenn Vessels Feb. IT.
At New York Sailed: Philadelphia, for
Southampton: Kroonland. for Antwerp:
Kortig Albert, for Naples; Lucanlu. for
Liverpool; Hamburg, for Naples; Celtic, for
NaDles; Ethiopia, for Glasgow.
At Palermo Sailed: Calabria, for New
1 At Havre Arrived: Im. Oascogne. from
1 New York. Balled: La Touralne, for New
j fa per Passes Into Control of Pblladel.
phta Broke and Member nf
St as? Resign.
grain te The Be.)-In spite of affirmations at ths beginning, be employed for the trans
aad denials, affirmations and reaffirmations. I Prt of supplies only.
It is now practically aiuiounoed semi-orB- j Later. t however, the monks Intend to
cially that Prince Eugen. third son of Kin ' start a acrvic for tourist who wish to
Oscar of Sweden, will be married In the visit their hospices in the summer season. ;
spring to a Swedish opera singer now In 1NIMANAPOL1S. Ind.. Feb. 17. Vhe Star
Paris. The prince," who is himself an ae- tennsaela Changes Ministers. ! will say tomorrow: According to tha
con pllshe.1 artist, will lose all royal privi-i CARACAS. Venezuela, Thursday. Feb. U. statement of Frank J.. Baker, edltor-in-
being given up for their comfort and con- leges if ho make this marriage, In inucli 1 Via Wlllemstud, Island of Curacao, Feb. rH f of the Indianapolis Sentinel, that
ntetit a a prrrat secretary.
In almost all Instances the wealthier
I classea are willing and glad to help their
companions in adversity. For instance, the
home of rsderewski, the famous pianlit.
at Morge. Is continually crowded with
Polish refugee. They are welcome to stay
' a long ss they need to, all the f par rnaru
Finland, for NeW
ventenca. As soon as the Polish refugees
who are being entertained my the Fader
ewskla in enabled to go to other countries
or other parts of ths country and look after
themselves, tb homa of the pianist at
Merges ia gtvnu over to new refugee.
the nam way a hi brother. Oacar, who I 17 The Veeueluu government has ap- ' paper has paused Into tbe hands of ( F.
lust all his right of Inheritance and other ! pointed Ousman Uarblraa to be minister to Htnkley. a Philadelphia broker. Mr. Laker
the I'nited St tea in place of N. Vrlus- : stated further that the resignations of tli
Goitiroa, who offended President Castro by members of the staff were In tho hands
voting to hold t Pan-American congress I of the new management, but up to (hi
at Rio Jaaalr. tim no action haa been taken.
royal right by marrying a tady-in-walting.
Prince Eugen. however. Is said to be In
different on this point a wa hi brother
At Antwerp Bulled:
At Port of Spain Arrived:
Luloe, from New xora.
; At Genoa Arrived: Koenlgtn uulae, from
! New York.
At I Jverpool Hailed: Campania, for New
At Southampton Sailed: New York, for
At Najlea Balled: 1'rtng Oskar and
IJuri.i. for New Tork.
I At Plymouth Arrived:
At Rotterdam- miled:
At Chcrlioui g-Sailed:
At ijovrr tailed: Finland, for New Tork.
t Cue irtown Arr.ie I: CarmsnU, iroin
St. I.ouls. from
' New York, for
ALICE AM) NICK WED
Daughter of President Becomes Wife, of
CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Historic East Room Crowded with Thousand
RT. REV. BISHOP SATTERLEE OFFICIATES
Bride Carries Shower Bouquet of Superb
SCENE IS BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE
Twelfth Weddln; at Home of PresU
denta ftnrpnssrs All Others In
Brilliancy nnd Interest on
Pnrt . of People.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-With a plain
circlet of virgin gold, in the historic East
room of the White House, at IX minute
aftei 12 o'clock today, Alice Lee Roose
velt, eldest daughter of the "resident of
the 1'nited States, and Nicholas Long
worth, the representative In congress from
the First district ol Ohio, were united in
The ceremony one of the most Impres
sive ever performed In the executive man
sionwas according to the liturgy of the
Protrstnnt Kpls.ce.pnl church, r.f which the
bride is a member. It was solemnized by
Right H;v. Henry Y. Sntterl,., btehop.Cf
Washington, and was nttendeu by all tho
solemn state of a grand oftlclnl function
and by the devotional beauty of a cath
No ceremony of a similar kind ever wa
Vfltness.-d by a more dlstlnuulshed as
semblage. There were present as guests
not only the most eminent rr presentatlve
of the American government, but the per
sona! commissioners of I he kings and po
tentates of the powers of the civilized
world, constituting an assemblage, not only
one of the largest, hut the most dis
tinguished that ever was gathered at on
time In the White House.
Twelfth White House Rrlde.
A balo nf n hundred years of romnntle
White House history hung over the bridal
couplo. Miss Roosevelt was the twelfth
bride, according to accepted authorities.
to plight her troth within its rlaealo walla
and the Identical spot where she today
Joined hands with the husband of her cholco
"for better or for worse," is hallowed 'In
the memory of another White House
bride, "Nellie" Grant, who thirty-two years
ago on that same spot became, the wife
of an Englishman. Algernon C. F. Sar
toris. Tender. Indeed, must hare been the
recollections of Mrs. Bartorls of that day,
now long ago, for she. was one of the
witnessen of Mis Roosevelt's wedding..
While the bride erself and the preal-
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt had desired that
the. ceremony of the marriage should be
as quiet,. and simple, as, possible; . I -. j;
found" impracticable' to' limit" the function. ..
ae was Intended at first,' to the Immediate
relatives of the bride and the bridegroom.
It became necessary to Include among the
guests Invited certain official classea ard
personal friends ot Miss Roosevelt end
Mr. Longworth and, In alt, the people bid
den to the ceremony numbered 1,000.
The ceremony took place In the East
room, made famous by a century of bril
liant social functions, but no event In It
history was so brilliant and beautiful a
that of today. The classic splendor of the
great apartment was enhanced by exquisite
and artistic decorations and the brilliant
sunlight of a gorgeous day lent added
beauty to the setting of the. wedding.
Son Shine on Bride. -
It had been Intended to light the mag
nificent room with the hundreds of softly
shaded lamps of - the great crystal
chandeliers, but, while artificial light war
utilized throughout the rest of the Whit
House, it was determined to flood the mar
riage scene with sunlight.
It was a beautiful conceit, founded on
the proverb, "Happy Is the bride the sun
shines on." No lovelier day In winter ever
dawned. Tbe uir was as balmy almost mM .
In spring. No more auspicious day for a -wedding
could have been Imagined.
For days the White House, ordinarily
open to visitors during specified hour of
each day, had been closed, pending ' ar
rangements for today's ceremony. The
East room. In which the ceremony occurred,
wus decorated most elaborately. Not sine
the Incoming of the administration of Pres
ident Roosevelt have the White Houao
apartments been so exquisitely graced
with flow re us they were today. . While
no sace necessary for guests was taken
up with floral decorations, every room In
the lower part of the executive munsiou
as brilliant with flower and decorative
plants. The decorations ware planned and
executed by George H. Brown of the gov
ernment botanlii'l gardens, who studied
with the eye of an artist the color schema
of the rooms -t tho White House and de
veloped his Id' as of floral decorations In
consonance with the coloring of the vari
The decorations of the muln corridor
were beautifully artistic. The niches with
decorative plnnts, stately palms and tree '
fern. The two great Jardiniere between
the columns along the corridor were
planted with handsome rhododendrons In
full flower. The blossoms were of purple
and pink and the plants were so arranged
In the Jardinieres so that they formed a
living screen Just twelve Inches high.
Maslc of tb Dny,
Behind the scrceri was stationed in the
vestibule the magnificent Marine band or
chestra, under the personal leadership ol
Lieutenant WUilum 11. Santelman, the di
rector of the band. A special program bad
been prepared for the wedding. The muslo
was selected for the most part by Miss
Roosevelt herself. During the wedding
and the breakfast the band rendered the
prog i am which follows:
First Grand March Tannhauser. . . Wagner
Hecond Overture Jubilee Von Weber
Third-ballet Music and Wedding Pro
cession from the Opera Fcramors
(si Dunce of the Bnyodre No. 1,
b Candle Dance of the Brides of
Kaschmlr 1,'Isteuse Tempo trX Mod-
eruto Cen Moto
' (ci Dance of ( Bayaderus, No. 2,
Allegro VI vac. i';ii
(di Wedding l'rcte-lon Moderuto
Fourth Polonaise 5fw'tary Chopin
Fifth Wultz ' The Diliulanie . .Santelinaun
fcixlh Serenade from Rural Wedding...
Seventh Fluerette Herbert
Eighth Hungarian Rhopsody. No. 1.. .Liszt
Ninth March Brldi-Elect Sou
During the llr ' ' p nu.-et were usem
bllng th milituc . :ivn! or,.,.rs de.
tailed for (he iK-cur! ::- . 're W'.iltc House
as the social aides . i : "c president were
completing the arrangement by .dug that
the distinguished throng wos disposed nf
.Continued on Fourth FaajaJ
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