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ESTAPLISIIED JUNK 1H, 1871.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORXINH, API? Hi 8, UnwiSlX SKCTIONS-SIXTY-FOUU PA (IKS.
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CHURCHILL HARD HIT
Chamberlain Arraigns Under Secretary of
8tte for Colonies on Chinese Affair
V OFFICIAL ACCUSED OF PLAYING GAME
Said to Hare Placed Party Abore Nation
in African Policy.
GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED TO ACTION
Opposition Leader Wants Matter Tally
Investigated 'at Present Time.
CHAPTER FROM AN OLD NEWSPAPER
Colonial tader Secretary la Accused
of Having; Been Tarty to Rrutal
Treat meat of tnpopular
LONDON. April 7. (Hp.clal Cablegram to
The lift.) Perhaps the most Important sub
ject of political controversy at the present
time hna been Mr. Winston Churchill s re
cent . pronouncements In regard to South
Africa. It Is feared by the liberal leaders
that there Is trouble ahead of the party,
not only In South Africa but In England as
well. Mr. Chamberlain In a recent Inter
When Mr. Winston Churchill first be
came under secretary of state for the col
onies he explain to an Interested world
that he liad accepted this "humble post
because it would give him an opportunity
of keeping: an eye upon Mr. Chamberlain. '
thun implying that tne opportunity of criti
cising a, political opponent was more Im
portant In his eyes than a share In the gov
ernment of the Hrltlwh empire. I assume
that this self-imposed mission accounts
for his position recently.
I am not concerned with Mr. Churchill
In his new character as a political Mr.
Turvedrop and professor of parliamentary
deportment, but I do think It Is worth
while to point out that the position of the
opposition In this matter Is not so Incon
. 1 sistent as Mr. Churchill supposes.
Ze Our view In that In present conditions no
v necessity exists for Imperial Interference,
ana tnsi in question ui v.iiiuri.n i.
one that may properly be left to the free
ami unfettered discretion of the responsible
government which la to ne ultimately es
tablished in tne iransvaai.
. Chare of Slavery Withdrawn.
The charge of slavery has been with
drawn and membern of his majesty's gov
ernment hove so little faith In the accusa
tions made during the election to which
they owe their abnormal majority that they
refuse absolutely to Institute that Imperial
oTnnd judicial Inquiry Into the facts which
i has been asked for by the opposition and
oy the representatives ot mo mining in
dustry. 8oma them, however, while shrink
ing from Investigation, strive to satisfy
their extreme supporters by declaring the
system now In operation to te repugnant
to morality, and It ha accordingly become
necessary for the opposition to point out
that these Pharisaical utterances, like the
grosser charges made during the election,
are the merest hypocrisy, since If they
were sincerely put forward It would be the
duty of the government, while It Is still di
rectly responsible for the government of
the Transvaal and at whatever cost In the
way of compensation or otherwise, to take
Immediate steps to bring an Immoral policy
to a close.
Ills majesty's government, however, first
decided to allow It to go on-as long as
the power to stop It was in Its own hands,
but to throw the ultimate responsibility of
continuing, exo-iboioMig It upon . the new
' Transfvi al government. Finding "that the
latent Imitation of the decision of Pilate
was unacceptable to the pigtail section of
- their pnrty, they have now announced
that while allowing the" new Transvaal
government todeclde against the, Immigra
tion of .Asiatics they .will actively Inter
vene 'to overrule their decision If It should
prove to ba In favor of the existing system.
-The censorious attitude which the
tinder secretary for the colonies has as-
turned concerning Lord Mllner find the cor
pnral punishment' of Chinese 'coolies hat
recalled the conduct of the under secre
tary In the notorious case of "ragging" In
the Fourth. Hussars.
Ten years ago he waa concerned In as
gross a piece of persecution ' as can be
Imagined, and a reference to the columns
of lAbouchere's Truth throws an interest
ing side light 'on1 the' Ideas upon ' the
"brotherhood of man," entertained by the
Two young officers of the Fourth Hussars
were driven . from the regiment owing to
J lie gross conduct and cruel boycotting of
their fellows. In one case, the second, which
provoked so much indlgatlon the under sec
retary played the part of spokesman.
Before a certain Mr. 'Bruce Joined the
Hussars he received an Invitation from one
of the subalterns of the regiment to dine
at the Nlmrod club. ' The under secretary,
who had been a contemporary of Mr
Brace's 'at Sandhurst, was among the com
pany. - i
Quoting from Truth.
. "On the conclusion of tha dinner," to
quota from Truth, "an Incident of an ex
traordlnary nature took place. Acting ap
parently as spokesman of tha Junior of
fleers of the regiment. Spencer Churchill
Informed Mr. Bruce, almost in so many
words, that ha had been invited to dinner
In order to let him know that he wis not
wanted in the regiment.
"He was asked what his allowance was
to ba, and In reply ha stated tha amount
a very respectable sum. Ha was told that
tn this allowance he could not go tha pace
of tha regiment.
"A subaltern named Hodge had Just left
the regiment under circumstances which
have also been brought to the attention
of the War office and Mr. Bruce was ap
pointed to the vacancy thua created.' Th
select gang who were entertaining Mr,
Bruoe alluded In significant terms to the
fate of the departed Hodge. They Inti
mated that they would get rid ot Bruce,
too, adding that If the latter gentleman
did not make a graceful exit .now he wuld
proliably make a disgraceful one before
Mr, Bruce refused to be brow-beaten by
the future under secretary and the re
mainder of the "gang." and, according to
Truth, "an undisguised conspiracy" was
formed against him and within a few
nidTuhs he hud to send In his papers.
In regard to the other case, two sub
alterns, whose identity has never been re
vealed, dragged Mr. Hodge from his bed
at 3 a. in. and after he had been over
powered by sheer force of numbers he was
pushed into a horse trough, partitioned with
iron bars, dragged through to the end and
then hauled out, net, bruised and bleeding
and carried bark to his room. .
Then more refined modea of torture vera
invented. Mr. Hodge was exposed to a
"remorseless boycott by ' the gang." of
which the under secretary waa such a con
spicuous member. This had mora effect
ven than tha physical ill treatment; Ibe
young officer gave up tha struggle In de
spair; "a complete wreck and wellnigh
broken-hearted," he sent In his papers and
departed for the colonies.
, -. ew Hnnaarlaa f ahlart.
VIF.NNA. April I. A Hungarian cabinet
has been formed under the premiership of
Ir. Alexander Wekerlel. Tha principal
fKWf.llos are held by Count Albert Ap-
ponyL Count Julius Andrassy .nd Fnuirls
AMERICA AS BAD EXAMPLE
Japan Irani to Ore a Itallroarta nr
They Mill firnw Too
TOKIO. At.ril 7. (Special Oilile
gram to Tlw Roe.) Though the.
progressive party In opposing the measure.
tho railway nationalization hill has paserl. j
However, the progressives arc still trying
to .eruro exceptions to tho standard s-t
for purchase prices. The government party
had the support of the members of the
Daldo club, which Is accredited with hold
ing the balance of power. One of the most
powerful arguments used was that In
America the private Interests In control of
the railways of the country had become
so powerful Hint they had rendered nation
alization almost Impossible and that It
would be wise lo take action In Japan be
fore It n to late.
The newspaper press, which Is to a
large extent dominated by the railway In
terests of the country. In opposed to the
Scheme. At a recent meeting of the taxa
tion reform committee of the Diet, while
the subject of railway rates was tip for
discussion. Admiral Kato, vice sdmlral of
msrlne, said that the Armstrongs together
with two other foreign firms, were going
to establish a factory In Japan for the
manufacture of cordite" and gun cotton.
Tho navy would buy the output and HO
acres suitably located had been secured as
a site for tho enterprise. Materials Im
ported from abroad would be taxed nt the
ordinary rates. It. wan explained.
Mr. Ftikushltna. M. P., asked why tho
government should allow a foreign firm '.n
manufacture these things and he accord
ingly suggested sending experts abroad to
study the methods pursued there.
Admiral Kato explained In reply that
cordite and gun cotton wore patented
artlclen, but that In any event Japan
could not lose time In sending learners to
The fact that tho Dowager Empress of
China has subscribed $MO,O0O taels to the
Japanese famine fund Is believed to Indi
cate a growing entente between the two
nations. 80 far as known In the history of
China this In the first time a step of this
sort has been taken.
AUSTRIA BECOMING UNEASY
Spirit , of Rebellion In HunnTUry
Spreading: to Other Parts
VIENNA, April "(Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The spirit of rebellion which Is
being fostered In Hungary as a consequence
of the troubles "between Austria and Hun-
gnry Is spreading to Austria itself. It has
taken a form In one respect of lawlessnesa
and poaching on the crown lands. During
a recent pitched battle between the poach
ers and the keepers of one of the Crown
forests the keepers, who were secreted be
hind earthworks, escaped almost without
Injuries, but more than a score of the
poachers were nhot town and captured.
Some days ago the same men carried out
a regular drive of gnmo In the Aga for-
est. which belnnars.to the Archduke Josenh.
and is famous for Its deer. On that ocea-
slon the archduke's . gamekeepers opened
fire upon them and the. poachers replied,
but ' fled,-. leaving one of their number
slightly wounded.. The captive was lodged
In tha prison, at Aga.' but next day thirty
of his friends appeared and demanded his
release. . The. police barricaded the build.
Ing, but jthe . poachers broke In the doors.
Injured .several of the police and liberated
their, comrade, whom they carried off In
great triumph. .... v
PREFERENCE FOR THE EMPIRE
Australia la Asked to (irant Conces
sions to allors of (Ireat
SYDNEY, April 7. (Special Cubic-gram
to The Bee.) The forthcoming report of
the Royal commission on tho fndcrnl nav
igation bill recommends that preference
be extended to British ship owners and
producers on the basis that the ships shtll
be manned by a substantial proportion of
British citizens, or shall be carrying car
goes of which a substantial proportion
shall be of British manufacture or origin.
The commission also suggests that as a
matter which affects the whole of the em
pire the .nature and the . extent . of the
preference shall be considered at the pro
posed Imperial shipping conference. The
commission finds that British seamen are
disappearing and recommend numerous
drastic reforms with a view to the im
provement of their condition.
The formation of an Australian royal
naval reserve and the establishment of
seagoing training ships for boys are also
suggested, and It is recommended that it Is
to be made Illegal to give rebates on
freight when such rebates are conditional
on exclusive shipping with ,cy-tain ves
NEW DIRIGIBLE SUBMARINE
Vessel to Bo Operated from Shore
Proves Satisfactory to tho
- PARIS, April T. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.)-Tho new submarine, which is
directed from the shore or from a battle
ship by" means of electrical waves, has
finished Its trials at Antlbes and is said to
hare fulfilled the expectation of Its in-
ventor, M. Lalande.
The instrument Is formed of two -cone-
shsped cylinders, placed horizontally one
on top of the other. The upper one is the
smaller, and In fitted at either end with a
short mast for receiving the waves. This
part of the vessel Is never quite submerged.
The lower part Is Joined to the upper by
strong transoms and contains the torpedo
Uitx-a, the motor, the steering g.-ar and tho
screw. The operutor controls the weapon
from a transmitting station and can send
It along in any direction ha chooses with
out danger to hlmaelf.
RUSSIANS RUSH TO THE WEST
Denmark Haa Maay Visitors Who
Esprrt to Croaa the Atlaatle
COPENHAGEN, April 7. (Special Cable
gram to The Bee.l Russian emigration
vta IVninark has increased considerably
of late. The steamer Polaris has arrived
from Kangoe In Finland with 7i aboard.
One of the officers did not hesitate to say
thst over tow of them were on their way
to England and that they would sail for
America and Canada. More people wanted
to come by the Polaris, but the ship has
rooms for only VH and the disappointed
onea had to watt for the next ship. These
emigrants are a unit In one thing they are
anxious to leave their native country in a
hurry. Tha majority are Jews, and are
helped here by a Jewish committee. Alto
gether more than 1.000 arrive on an average
very week at Copenhagen alone.
CABINET, 'MAKES' HIT
Program of Italian Ministry Meets with
Approval ' of the Public
LEGISLATORS DO NOT LIKE IT SO WEL' j
, . n
Proposals to Settle Two Urgent Questions
Now Aeitatine Italy.
RAILROAD PROBLEM COMES ' UP FIRST
Conditions in Southern Italy Are to Be
REQUIRES EXPENDITURE OF LARGE SUM
Sooner nr Later Country Mast Take
Hold of Theae Isauee and the
Longer They Are Delated the
(.renter Will He Expense. ""
ROME, Aprl -:-(Spocl.il " - to
The Ftp...) The reception of thx - mment
program Is on the whole n-' decidedly
favorable thar that given to It by the
chamber.. Even the opposition newspapers
are forced to acknowledge tho sincerity
and the thoroughness of Baron Sonnlno's
attempt to solve the two urgent problems
of Italian statesmanship the final settle
ment of the railway question and the relief
of southern Italy. The Trlbuna and the
Popolo Romano. It In true, siiggcat that
the proposed assistance to be given to the
southern provinces and tho Improvement
of the conditions of the civil service in
Italy are both calculated to acquire In
these quarters support for tho government;
but as neither newspaper attempts to deny
the absolute necessity of , such measures
their criticism would appear to lose point.
Nor does the Trlbuna offer any more valid
objection when it calls attention to the
expense that will be Incurred and taunts
Baron Sonnlno and Signor Luzzatti with
their former regard for the stability of the
budget. Everybody knows that only by
the expenditure of a large sum of money
can the country be extricated from a condi
tion of affairs which by continuance will
prove Infinitely more harmful to its finance.
Mont people are agreed that the expendi
ture of this sum can be most safely trusted
to proved economists like Baron Sonnlno
and his minister of the treasury, whose
past management of Italian finances is
believed to be the best guarantee that the
money will not be wasted.
Parliament Not So Enthusiastic.
But the feeling in the country is one
thing and that of the chamber quite an
other. If Baron Sonnlno were to appeal to
the country now upon his present program
there. Is little doubt but that he would be
returned to power by a heavy majority.
Whether he will be able to find that ma
jority In the existing chamber Is, however,
quite a different matter. Ho has done his
best to discard all party questions from
hl program and to come before Parliament
only with business of admitted urgency
He also did his best ' to attack that busi
ness In a purely disinterested spirit and
with a complete disregard of his own politi
co 1 fulvanlage. OiM.esnrot- Liuc hope JLhat
he will find in- the chamber the support
which ills friends claim he Is bound to
receive since his - program shows him a
man of broad-guage views devoted to Ita.y.
The recent publication of the pastoral
letter Issued by Mgr. Bonomelll. bishop of
Cremona, to his flock has resulted in no
nd of comment not advantageous to the
bishop. This letter, it will b remembered.
discussed the question of the relations of
the church and state. In Italy and suggested
the propriety of the. church passing under
the functions of the civil law In order to
save Itself from a pogalble future attack
upon Its lights and liberties. Mgr. Bono
melll has had the fate on former occasions
to promote ideas which,-to suyrthe leant
for them, have been out of harmony with
the Ideas prevailing at the Vatican. For
instance, he has been regarded as the hope
of the monarchical, liberals; he even uc
cepted and bad the pruyer recited in public
which Queen Margaret wrote In her grief
at the death of her husband. King Hum
Irish Cardinal gees Pope. .
His eminence. Cardinal Logue, archbishop
of Armagh, Ireland, haa recently been re
ceived by his holiness. Pope Plus, X, in
special audience. The cardinal was accom
panied at the time by his secretary, Mgr,
Byrne, dean of Duilgannon. The cardinal
presented to Ms holiness the very Import
ant collection of contributions for those
who suffered from- the effects of the late
disastrous earthquake! in Calabria, Italy
and explained that not only Ireland but
the whole civilized World had contributed
out of Christian charity lo relieve the want
and distress brought about by, that huge
disaster. The cardinal also presented the
Peter Pence collection of the archdiocese)
of Armagh, tha pope expressing bis grati
tude for the generosity of tha Irish.
PUNITIVE EXPEDITION BACK
British Troops Deatroy Native Can
nibal Vlllagea Because ' of
Harder, of Doctor.
CAPE TOWN. April 7. (Special Cable
gram to Tha Bee.) Reports received here
are to tha effect that the punitive expedi
tion sent to avenge the murder of Dr. Stew
art, the British physician who waa killed
and eaten by Nigerian cannibals, has re
turned to Calabar. Some remains of the un
fortunate doctor were found, including the
skull, and these were brought back by the
expedition and reverently Interred in the
cemetery at Calabar, The expedition de
stroyed a large number of towns and vil
lages In the district and returned to Calabar
with three prisoners. . These state that
portions of tha body of the doctor wers
sent round by the raptors to other vlllagea
as a "Ju Ju" offering, alleging that they
had killed a great enemy. Dr. Stewart, It
will be remembered, waa separated from the
main body while accompanying a British
expedition in the interior and walked into
a village, where he was murdered.
IN THE MINE
Eleven Bodlea Are Recovered from the
Scene of Dlaaater la
I. ENS. ' France, April 7. Eleven more
bodlea were brought up ' from the Cour
rlrees mines today. Another live horse waa
found, but no other living men have been
The Indignation of the population agalnat
the mine management and engineers In
creases. Winnipeg Strike Over.
WINNIPEG. Man., .April 7 The atreet
railway strike was overe at noon today and
the men get an advance1 of 1 cent aa buur
In pay They asked I cents.
DR. HYDE TELLS OF TRIP
tinello Aaltatnr Hefere to Recent
Medina- wlthRlahop c
nell la Omnha.
DUBLIN. Arrll 7. (Special Cablegram lo
Tha ttr . t ,. I.,., me.tl.i of the
ciste onotha. ir. 'iK.ugi.ia ndo made
In writing a very Interesting report or his
lour through the I'nlted State. In Pitts
burg, Pa., he nnys he received an sddrr
from a society called "The Hons of Pat
rick." a iMHly of some memlwrs. each
of which in nn-iied Patrick. The letter
concludes with a descrlpilon of his Hirel
ing with Bishop Pcannell In Omaha.
The Canadian entile question has reached
the grand Jury - stage In one way. At
TraJee the grand Jury at the spring assises,
on :he motion of David Morlarty, sec
onded by James D. Crosnte, D. I,., adopted
the following resolution: ' -
Unsolved That we. tho grand Jurors of
the eoinj of Kerrv. assenitileil at the.
sprln- Jos. iw, having had our nt
.tod to the orders ot tn- day
Mrr.llnn o Pnrlisment on
s ' whirh contemplates the second
S ,,g of tne iseaaen i Anlmnls Anin4
..fit Act, H!W, and having from past ex
perience knowledge of the disastrous eon
sequen. en of cattle riisensen htlng Intro
duced Into the country, earnestly press
upon his ma Irstv's- government the para
mount linpoi tan.V of not Interfering with
the protection from disease now enjoyed
by the stock breeders of Ireland, an we
believe that it In only by th maintenance
of thx existing regulations that tne im
munity from til" disease n ensontlnl to
the agricultural, prosperity of th country.
Lord O'Brien said that the. matter was
for the chief secretary and not for him.
A very Important qucstlnu has Just come
up before the meetings of llie Irish boards
of guardians In relation to their con
tracts for drugs and surslcnl Instruments.
A number of the boards have adopted
resolutions to the effect t!itt the contracts
should be given foe certain good reasons
only to Irish firms, and these have been
sent letters by the local government- board
threatening to withhold the usual1 60 per
cent rtoiipment from tha local taxation
(Ireland) a. count should they lq any way
Infringe the regulations or the provisions
of the poor law acts In refusing to accept
tho lowest tender "without valid reasons,''
which must first be submitted to and ap
proved of by the customs house authori
ties. The Waterford Guardians have, adopted
resolutions declaring that, they cannot ac
cept tenders for drugs and surgical appli
ances from other than Irish firms. Tha
resolution winds up by pointing out that
It is the Invariable (practice of . English
and Scotch unions, such as Exeter, Leeds,
Liverpool, Leicester, Coventry, Northamp
ton, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and
Glasgow, to confine tenders to local firms.
as shown by letters received from thesa
unions refusing to consider Irish , tenders.
It is claimed that the local government
board Is apparently trying to ' punish the
Waterford guardians for acting on this
resolution and will treat other boards that
have acted similarly In the same way,
MIXED MARRIAGES DISLIKED
Knroprana la India Object to White
Women Becomings Wires
1 . of Jtatlrea. " ; V' ..
CALCUTTA, April 7.-0 Special Cablegram
to The Nee.) A strong 'tlnf In apparent
ly growing amongst" Aiieio-Ihclians " and j
others having Intimate acquaintance ' with
the Indian empire .that the time has now
arrived when the law should step In and
absolutely prohibit marriages being con
tracted between white , women and the
native races of India. It is claimed that
such marriages almost invariably end dis
astrously for tha white -girt, but It is al
leged that the practice of the natives mar
rying white women unfortunately shows a
tendency to Increase. Students of Indian
politics also declare that these marriages
are breaking down the old traditions by
which India has been held all these years,
namely, the superiority of the , governing
race. In many Instances these marriages
have been contracted by Indian law stu
dents studying in Great Britain. The claim
la made that in the great majority of cases
the Hindu or Mohammedan simply returns
to India when his studies are completed,
leaving his English wife stranded without
any means of subsistence, and without any
means of enforcing her husband to main
tain her. v x
One of the leading barristers of this c'ty
commenting upon these mixed marriages
declares that R appears almost impossible
for one of them to turn out happily.
"What usually occurs," he says, "Is that
the girl is deserted when her black hus
band comes home. She cannot obtain a
dlVorce in England on - account of her
huaband'a domicile being in India. Neither
can she get the Indian courts to release
her because she comes under the Mo
hammedan law which does not recognize
divorce, but does recognize polygamy, - 00
far as governs the rights and obligations
of the marriagea." ,
DIVORCE WANTED BY PRINCE
Pope Importuned to Annul Marriage
Between Members of Two
Royal ' Families.
ROME. April 7. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Great pressure Is being brought
to bear upon the pope for the annulment
ot the marriage between Prince Fried rich
von Schomberg and Princess Allx, daugh
ter of Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender,
who Is still living in exile In Venice and
whose family misfortunes have attracted
. His favorite daughter Elvira eloped with
a painter named Folchl, who was after
wards feiund shot in the presence of
Princess Elvira at Florence. Not long
afterwards Princess Allx, the sister of
Elvira? married Prince Frledrlch, the pope,
who .was then Cardinal Sato, offieialitiK.
Prince Frledrlch abjured Protestantism
before the wedding at the request of his
In 18e3 Princess Allx eloped with an
Italian army officer. In spite of this and
the urgent entreaties of the prince, the taxes, with Interest on each. The prln
pope has up to the present time refused lo ' rlPi t taxes. $14,717.72. the interest on
annul the marriage. j these principals constituting the remainder
I of the $108.982 O alleged to be due the atafe.
LEGLESS MOROCCAN RAWniT ! The total of $151.47.92. alleged to be due
Maa Imprisoned for Life Who, Despite
AcclArat, Led Band of
MADRID. April 7.-(Siieclal Cablegram to
The Bee.) Letters received from Coustan
tine, Algeria, tell the story- ot a legless
robber who rode his horse so welt that he
waa known aa "the centaur" and a bo has
Just received his second sentence of Im
prisonment for life. He was the chief of
an Arab band which rode the flneat horses
and terrorised all the district round Con
stantine. While serving his previous sen
tence he lost both his legs and was par
doned In consequence. He returned, how
ever, to the highwayman'a trade, robbed
large numbers ot travelers and raided farm
houses sod Isolated villas. ...
NEW DATE ASKED FOR
Time' Set for The Hague Conference Hot
Satisfactory' to United States,
CONFLICTS WITH PAN-AMERICAN MEETING
Bed Cross Contention Also Meets at Genera
at Same Time.
SUBJECTS PROPOSED FOR DISCUSSION
Formation of General Arbitration OonTen
tion to Ee Taken Up.
TEXT OF CZAR'S NOTE TO POWERS
Mrhnlaa Takea Fall Credit
Himself and aye Nothing
Relative to Limitation of
WASHINGTON. April 7.-The Flate de
partment lias suggested to the Russian
government through Ambnssador Ropen
that the period suggested In the Rusnlen
note for the convention of the second
Hague conference, niimrly, the early part
of July, would be inconvenient to America
and to some of the other countries of this,
hemisphere which had expected ,to be rep
resented nt Tho Hague.
The reason for thin action was to avoid
a conflict with tho Pan-American congress.
which haa been set for July 21 next, and
for tho possibly mora important reason
that matters will come before the Rio
Janeiro congress which it is desired ulti
mately to submit to The Hague.
The Pan-American propositions which, ac
cording to the present program, will be
submitted to The Hague, are:
"Formation of a general arbitration con
vention ' that could lie approved and put
In operation by every country.
"That The Hague conference consider
the extent to which the United 8tates
offers for the collection of the public debts
This second proposal Involves the valid
ity of the famous Calco doctrine, which
South American republics desire partlcu
larly to see recognized as international
C sar'a Government Informed.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 7.-Ambassador
Meyer, representing the United States,
today Informed the Russian Foreign office
that July la not approved of by the United
States for The Hague conference, because
It would conflict with the Panamerlcan
congress and with the Red Cross conven
tlon at Geneva, Switzerland.
The full text of the Russian note to the
powers on the subject of the second peuce
conference at The Hague, aa published
here, gives tha emperor full credit for the
initiative, not mentioning President Roose
velt'a. preliminary step in this direction.
. The introduction to the document la Jn
striking contrast to the Invitation to the
original conference, of 189S, which pointed
out . how the increasingly expensive arma
ments were weighing down tha various na
tions and threatening the world with a
glttuatu.t.-ii...a.troph and made a noble ap-'
peal for a general disarmament In order, to
substitute therefore tho era of armed peace
based on the settlement of International dis
putes by the Justice of arbitration. Not 'only
does the second Invitation not press the Idea
of disarmament, .but. it distinctly excludes
it from consideration and only presents aa
a program for discussion the questions
raised by the Russo-Japanese war, without
touching on questions relating to the lim
itation of the naval, and land forces.
More Repressive Laws. .
' It is rather remarkable that alongside
this, document, "for the further develop
ment of. the principles of humanity which
formed the basis of the conference of 1S9S,"
the Official Messenger prints another batch
of repressive laws' making It a penitentiary
offense of one and a half years and the
loss of all civil rights for an unarmed per
son to resist the police or other govern
ment employes, or to make threats designed
to prevent an employe or official from ful
filling his duty.
Italy Aecrpta Program,
" ROME, April 7. Italy lias accepted Rus
sia's program for the second peace con
ference at The Hague during thu early
part of iJuly and has a-Lso accepted the
Invitation- to take part 1st the Red Cross
convention at Geneva 'tn the niiddlo of
INDIANA AUDITORS ARE SHORT
laveatlgatloa Dlacovera Irregularities
Extending- Back Twenty-
INDIANAPOLIS. April 7, In a final re
port filed with Governor' Hanly today by
the committee that haa been Investigating
the affairs of the state auditor's office
shortage in the accounts of Joseph H. Rice,
deceased, auditor from 1883 to 1X87, and
Bruce Carr, deceased, auditor from 1887 to
U91, are alleged to amount to r260.4OS.61, In
addition to the shortages in the accounts
of J. O.. Henderson and A. C. Doiley, mak
ing a total shortage In the office of 1390,
&M.6T. . The report exonerates ex-Auditors
W. D. Manson. 1879 to 1881; F. H. Wolfe.
1SS1 to 1883. and W. W. Hart from any mis.
conduct of the office. The committee was
composed of Jam's W. Noel, William B.
Durber and Warren Blgler.
The report Is composed of a detailed
statement of the affairs In the offices of the
ex-auditors already named; the affairs of
ex-Auditor David E. Sherrlck, now In the
penitentiary; Daniel E. Storms, formerly
secretary of state, and a long list of rec
ommendations concerning the conduct of
the auditor's office In the future. The
shortage alleged In Mr. Rice's accounts
comes, as In the case of others, from th
alleged retention of Insurance fees and
the stste by rx-Audltor Bruce Fsrr. risen
from the retention of fees and the Interest
on payments. The total principal due the
state on account of fees Is given ss $74.
998.24 and the Interest on delayed pay
ments, $903.68, as the Interest on fees makes
up the balance.
INDIAN CHIEF ENTERS NAVY
Grandson of Old Red Cloud Said to
Re Only One of Hla Race
BALTIMORE. April 7-Ednard M. Kills,
who Is said lo be a graduate of Carlisle,
a grandson of the noted Indian chief. Red
Cloud, and an hereditary chief of the Bloux.
today enlisted In the I'nlted States navy
at a recruiting station here today.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
I'nrermt for rhraV Rain
Colder gnndny. Monday lair
Warmer In West Portion.
e-na geetlon Tnfh e Pnaen.
1 hnmherlaln Srrnlarna C hnrphlll.
Italian Cabinet Prnamm Popular.
Conference llnte 1 nnullnfnrtnrr.
Lire stork Fsrhanae a Trust.
3 Vtororean Treaty formally reoe.l.
erale Operators In Conference.
a Sewn from All Parts ot Srhronka.
Affairs at South Omaha.
S Imwle on Way to flon Ity.
. foule mona llnsslan near Hon lata
n Official Vote of Tuemlny Prtmnrleu.
Kehoa of the I.nte Primaries.
Important Term of Federal Court.
7 Itefore the People'a Hnr.
Talk of Leaders for the Campaign.
A Echoes of the Ante-Room.
Happenings In Omaha Suburbs.
10 Sport In a; Events of the Day.
Honae Penates Postal Matters.
11 V. W. C. A. Bullcllnac Fund Orovra.
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
Editorial Section Twelve Pages.
X Past Week la tomaha Society.
r. Woman la Club and f harlty. (
4 Editorial. '
K Omaha Man Orator at Shlloh.
Old V. M. C. JK. Cornerstone Located
T faints Meet at Unosl Sest Year.
Lam Threateno to F.nsTulf Town.
Romnnre In Rrnl F.atate Title.
It Farmlnar In Nebraska Paya Well.
Petty ThlelnaT Ilothera Hotels.
IO Connrll Hloffn anil lovra Kewa.
11 Connrll Hlnffn and lovra Sewn.
Want Ad Seetlon Twelve Pages.
1 Renl Estate Men of Other nnys.
Heautlfylna; Home Surroundings.
True flaela for Realty Taxation.
S Timely Talka on Real Estate.
Working; for the Model City.
Frlora of Saborhan Aereaare La a da.
fi Want Ada.
4 Want Ada.
If Want Ada.
1 Want Ada.
ft Want Ada.
f Want Ada.
10 Condition of Omaha's Trade.
11 Financial and Commercial.
12 Old-Time Telesjraphera la Omaha.
Illuntrated Section Twelve Pages.
1 Rryan on the Philippines.
Coatly Error Made In Printing.
5 Qnalat Cnatoma of Olden Easter.
Curlnun lap era Cat by Cnpld.
4 Gossip of Playa and Players.
Muale and Mnalcal Mattera.
B Municipal Ownership la Brltleh
Bunch of Pointed Aneedotea.
6 Local Pnlplta and Noted Preachers.
Eaater Llllea and Their Growth.
T Mounted Police of Northwest
Recent Elections In Poland.
ft Woman 1 Her Ways and Her World
10 Proareea n Field of Electricity.
11 Sportlnaj Gossip of the Week.
Fashion Section Twelve Pagea.
1 Why Good Clothea oa Eaater f
3 Paris Modela for the Season.
I'nderwear for the Summer Time.
.1 Some Wondrra In Shirt Walata.
4 Radiant Headgear for Eaater.
It Jewelry for the Summer Gowa.
0 Show Windows of City Storra.
T Bright Tb I no: a for Men's Wear.
.'aatera' Styles In Men's Garments,
9 ew Fashions la Furniture.
Menu for the Eaater Dinner.
IO What the Eaater Sermon Should Be
Storlra About People of Koto.
11 Significance of Jewish Passover
- Joyous Musle for Easter Day.
Color Section Fonr Pages.
1 Buster Brows aad the Easter Egg
21 Odda aad Enda from All Over World
8 Jtrrvea pf Americana Breaking;
4 Sambo Haa Fun with Policeman,
gpelgleburaer aa n Life-Saver.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
H a. m.
U a. m.
7 a. m.
8 a. m.
ft a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
la in.. . .
1 p. m.
It p. m ,
.1 p. m.
4 p. m.
B p. m.
0 p. ni.
7 p. m.
WRECK NEAR MISSOULA, MONT
Eight Lives Reported Lost In Smashop
: oa Billings Division of
MISSOULA, Mont., April 7. A wreck Is
reported on the Billings division of the Bur
lington road, In which eight lives are said
to be lost.
BILLINGS, Mopt., April 7. The Burling
ton wreck waa near Alliance, Neb. Meajer
particulars are obtainable only. It Is re-
I np. ,,H that tha train ..nctl fi t'r.ft A timklUI
rail and the entire passenger train. No.
41. left the track. The wreckage took lire
and several lives are reported lost.
ALLIANCE, Neb., April 7 At Burling
ton division headquarters here, where natu
rally would come any news of a wreck on
the Billings division, denial Is made of re
ports of a wreck of any kind.
HELENA, Mont.. April 7. Northern Pa
clflc officials here doubt the truth of the
wreck story. They say if It was true they
would have received newa by this time.
NORTHWESTERN SHORT OF COAL
Only Live Freight la Sow Handled on
the Northern Ion a
WEr.STKR CITY, lu.. April 7.-T!:e
Northern Iowa division of the Northwestern
railroad has but fifteen days' supply of
coal on hand. All switch engines arc off
and the live freight only Is being moved.
Movements of Oceau easels April 7. n-.enibersf .f the Salvation Army celebrated
At Copenhagen Sailed: I'nlted States. I Qrncrul Booth's 77th birthday at the Crys-
f0AtNrHV.-Arr.ve.V P.inz AcU.Wt. f ! ,h!" "l?00"' ,
New York, flailed: Welmer, for New Yoric. 's In splrndtd h'-ulth ana Is srranglng to
At Bremen Arrived: Trsvo, from New ' tnrt on a lour of Jupau by way of 81
York. Hailed: Maine, for New York. berl:i In Ocol.er. He oddresned Ills en-
Al Genoa -Arrived: KoiiIk Allien, from o"-
Now Vor!-. ' thusiatlc followers and annnuored that
At Rotterdam Arrived: btaatenuain. from
New Yorit, from
Ken, York. ' denial work had almost reached the splen-
At Liverpool- Sailed: 1'inhrla. for New did total of S.V0.0''in. . '(
York: Armenian, for New Y.rW : Slcilltin.
for. Halifax. Arrived: Havorfnril, fr..ui , rnn ornrnil niilrrrr
Philadelphia: Campania, from New York. , JOB FOR GENERAL CHAFFEE
At Antwerp riall'Mj: Zerlatid, for New j
TAlk'llHvrr-Bll-d: In t'l.amiviirn ' fll-! nollre . rmr " Offered Pre.l
New York: 1-h Hretuxne. for New York. I ilrney of New York Humane
At (JiieeiiKtpwii fcnlled : Celtic, for New
York. I Society.
Al Southanipton-8:iiled: St. Paul, for I
New York. 1
At Cherbourg-Sailed: St Paul, for New NEW YORK. April 7 It was announced
Torkv Arrived: Grosser Kurfurst. from today -that General Adua H. t'haffee. re-
Na7 Gibraltar-Sailed: Republic, for New ,lr1' hM" b" tendered Ih. raltlo,, of
yorfc j president of the New 'I ork Society for
At Dover Sailed: Zeel.nyil. for New York. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at a
At Glasgow -Sailed: f..lui;il.la. for New,
At London- Sailed: Anglian, for Itwiton.
At Portland Sailed: Southwark. for
At Boston-Sailed: . Canpolc, Naples;
Canadian, lor Liverpool, .
LIVE STOCK TRUST
Important Decision AtTeotina; the Exchsiuis
at Kansas City. .
DECLARED AN ILLEGAL COMBINATION
Supreme Court of Kansas Reverses Itl
on This PoinW
MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INVOLVED
Court Holds that Mortgages Executed
Thromch Members Are Void.
PRESIDENT ROBINSON DISCUSSES CASE
Head ot Organisation Says Supreme
Court of 1 nlfed States'Dees No '
Agree with the Kansaa .
TOPEKA. Kan., April 7 In a .decision
rendered here today, the Kansas supreme
court held that tho Kanssa City Live Stock.
exchange Is a trust and that all cattle
mortgages made through members of that
exchange are Invalid. ' Millions of dollars
worth of cattle paper will doubtless be
affected by the decision.
The decision, which was unanimous, .re
verses a former decision et the Supreme
court on the same case. '
The present decision la on a rehearing.
The far reaching effects of this decision
are beyond estimation. Nearly all the
chattel mortgages Issued through the menr-'
bera of - the exchange contain the provi
sion that a commission of at least' 60 cents
a head shall be. charged. . Under the hold
ing of the court this is sufficient to con
stitute a trust and all the notes and mort
gages are absolutely void and. cannot oa.
enforced. , J ... .
History of tho Cava. . '
The esse decided Is that of the " state
against Wilson, which oame from Shawnee
county. In 1838 . Charles L. Wilson and
George Maria purchased ot the A. J. .Gil
lespie Commission company 403 steers, and
In payment executed two notes ,to the
company for $13,366, securing the notes by
a mortgage on the cattle. ' Two months
later they aold 397 ot these steers and. It is
asserted, represented to tne purchaser that
the cattle were clear ot all Incumbrance. '
The cattle were taken away from the
purchaser by virtue of a mortgage given
to the commission company. Wilson and
Maris were arrested for obtaining money'
under false pretenses and both were con
victed In 1900. That verdict waa set aside
by the lower court and they were again
tried In 1903, when the Jury disagreed..
Afterward .Wilson was tried separately,
found guilty and sentenced to five years In
the penitentiary. From that conviction he
appealed and the opinion announced today
Is the final determination 'of the. supremo
court, which reverses the lower court's de
cision. ' -Says
Decision la Void.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. April 7.-F. O. Koo
Inson, president of the Kansas City Live
Stock exchange, said this afternoon that
he did not think the decision of the Kansas -supreme
court rendered today .would .have
a serious effect on existing contracts of the .
"The Issue is not' new to us," said Mr.
Robinson. "It has been fought "out by
every exchange In the country. It hag been
decided by. all courta heretofore, .Including
tho supreme court of " the United . States,
that we are not an Illegal organization."
"According to court decisions,, the' live
stock exchange Is no more a trust, than are
labor unions. . We agree, as they do, , to
charge a certain price tor our labor. This
is done primarily not no much , to fix - a
price as to limit the charges and to insure
a high standard of commercial Integrity."
Texas May Bring Similar Salt. -
AUSTIN, Tex.. April 7.-The decision of
tho Kansas supreme court today holding
that the Kansua City Live Stock exchange
was a trust was received with considerable
Interest by Attorney General Davidson, as
the state of Texas is making prosecutions
along the same lines. The decision will
strengthen the position of the state, aa It
Is believed that there is a so-called "Live
Stock trust" in Texas. Attorney General
Davidson, . when questioned, referred to
Representative J. P. Lightfoot, who said:
"I have already conducted nn investigation
along this Hue, assisted by many others,
and from the Investigation that I have
made so fur , the Fort Worth Live Stock
exchange la being operated In violation ot
the anti-trust laws of 'Texas " . ,
PROBING THE BOOK CONCERN
Sen York Methodists W ill Investigate
Charaea Made by the Typo
NEW YORK, April ".An Investigation
ot charges that employes of the Methodist
Book Concern ot this city set up whisky
advertisements and also -made the plates
for the "Author's' Apology." a defense by
George Bernard Shaw ot his play, "Mrs.
Warren's Profession," whose ' production
waa stopped by the New York police, was
decided upon today by the New York East
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
The charges were brought by the de.
fense committee of Typographical union
No. 6, together with a protest against the
attitude of the book concern toward the
union in the current printers' strike. '
GENERAL BOOTH'S BIRTHDAY
Seventy-Seventh Anniversary of the
Hrad of Salvation Army Is ,
JXJNDON, April 7,-Froin J0.0UO to 30,0(0
tha collections In llie i.nitea Kingdom so
i the r.-sult of the Salvation Army's self-
,,.. nt ,,( nei annum. He has taken
the offer under consideration and will prob
ably return his answer to tha persona who
made it when he reaches New York from
the south, wlik-h will be serb week.
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