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CHINA IS AT PEACE
VioaroT Baja Thar ia No Catua for Fear of
LOCAL DISTURBANCES MAY TAKE PLACE
Nuentrai uorernnient w m do &11 it uau w
PRESENT SITUATION IS NOT PLEASANT
Kitten Most Change in Reference
Administration of Laws.
BRITISH CARTOONS CAUSE SOME FRICTION
Campaign AriaiiU Over Chinese ta
Transvaal Create F.meltement When
They Ara Reproduced la
FKKINO. May li.-(Special Cablegram to
Tha Baa.) Teen Chun Shuan, tha viceroy,
ay he can find no reason for the exag
gerated fears with which tha wort ha
risen regarding China for some, Unw past.
In thin vaat empire, with Ita crude meth
ods of police, lta deplorable administration
of justice, Ite national Ignorance and the
credulity of lta people, local disturbances
may occur at any time, but there la no
reaaon for apprehenalon that the poaltlon of
foreigners In China la mora Insecure than
at any time during the laat fifty years.
In each of the four disturbances occurring
in the laat year at lien Chau, Chand Pu,
Shanghai and Nan Chang the cauaea were
purely local. In the first cae enmity had
existed for years, and the district Is no
toriously unfriendly and lnfeated with
'smugglers and bandits. In Chan Tu the
cause was an Indiscreet action on the part
of two Spanish priests. No Uvea were lost,
and the officials, both military and civil,
acted well and have since been thanked
by the British authorities, while full repa
ration haa already been maae. in me
Nan Chang rase the governor of the prov
ince was dismissed from office and the pro
vincial judge waa suspended Immediately
' on tha receipt by the throne of the report
of Uand Tun Yen. the customs taotal at
Tien Tsln. who was sent to investigate the
clfetimstancee of the outbreak.
The general condition of the country la
not unsatisfactory. Kwang 81 province,
which formerly was the aeat of perennial
rebellion. Is more peaceful and prosperous
than It baa been for many years; trade Is
satisfactory, the custom revenue laat year
waa by far the largest on record, whether
i in silver or e-old. and the
rl I L'W riuinru "
postal service la working uninterruptedly
throughout the entire empire.
European papers condemn the cry of
t "China for the Chinese." but surely, be
tokening as It does tha awakening or a
nationality, the movement Is one requiring
guldanoe and encouragement and not un
measured condemnation. One need only re
call the severity with which the foreign
powers devastated this province In 1900
to bring ona'a Judgment to a more cor
rect balance, and one need only remember
tho gross Injustice of ao many of tha
Indemnity claims which China la now par
ing, especially the outrageous claims for
.iiv damaae. to consider It not un
reasonable that China should dealra to
purchase tu own railways.
There Is no point of comparison be
tween ths present situation In China and
that proceeding the Boxer outbreak, for
ths Chinese government cannot conceivably
have any sympathy with the anti-foreign
movement. China has everything to gain
bv keeping at peace with foreigners, and
this it knowa. The . slightest disturbance
causes It profound embarrassment and
alarm. A whole army of mlsslonsrles and
travelers Is on the watch for, the smallest
.vmninin nromonltory of danger. Before
the Boxer trouble the tendency waa to die-
rnrd evidence and to minimise Insecur
ity; mow the tendency, quite natural, la
ta esaagerals suspicion. Travelers are
moving all over the empire with a sense
of security that disproves the stories about
unrest In the Interior. - The agents of the
American and British Bible societies and
missionaries of tbe China Inland mission
all send favorable reports. Colonel Win-
gate, ths able director of our excellent In
telllgence department, has Just concluded
sn extensive Journey of acme months' dur
ation In Honan and Hupot, and haa every-
where been well treated. Moat favorable
alas are tbe reports from the postal cour
iers, who conduct now a wonderfully cele
brated service throughout even tha most
While tbe attitude of the government
shows no sympathy with any anti-foreign
movement, It would be Idle to deny that
some features of tha present situation are
most unsatisfactory. Foremost is the un
bridled nature of the new-born native
press, the Journals of which are mostly
published In ths treaty posts and guided
largely by tha studsnta with a- smattering
of education from Japan, aaslated by Ir
responsible Japanese. Several of the worst
Inflammatory papers are reglatared under
; Japanese protection. There la aa urgent
. oeoaaslty that the powers should concert
with Japan to aaslst China to draft and
enforce press laws. Not all ths papers
however, ara bad. Sums of them are good
and have had a beneficial effect In eon
trlbutlng to the growth of a reasonable
public opinion, but the general tone Is antl
' foreign and even the best are remarkably
.fe publication In the native papera of tbe
anti-slavery South African election charges
has had a deplorable effect, while the pub
lication of English cartoons showing Chi
ASM driven with whips In chalna to labor,
JCngtJahmsn shooting In sport, and English
man, torturing Chinese at the mines, can
only make Englishmen living in China
sjrondar why retaliation la ao Infrequent.
Another unsatisfactory feature, due to
tha weakness of the control government,
ta Its failure to forbid tha holding at In
flammatory meetings In the central and
southern provinces. Control Is enforced
by the viceroy In this province. Another
(altars of the government to punish locul
notables Implicated in promoting such
maotlnga Tet another is tbe frequent ln
tarsfersncs of Catholio missionaries In the
interior In native law suits, lesding sooner
or later to breaches of the peace and at
tasks upon the Innocent.
However, ths position of affairs lu tbe
mixed court, tbe reconstltution of which
ejnoe ths December riots haa been In the
hands of the diplomatic body at Peking. Is
gradually becoming untenable, and the ad
ministration of the settlement Is Seriously
nrtueldtced. The only satisfactory solu
tion. In accordance with precedence. Is
that the powers concerned should entrust
ths question in the flrsc instance to a i
committee of the consuls, mho are familiar
with ths local news In practice. In the
aalsUag sondltlons ths Chinese officials are
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MONUMENT F0R F0NTEN0Y
Half of tieeessary Money Halaed for
Memorial on Old Battle
BI'BIJX, May 12. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee. Harry O'Brien announces that
$700 Is now In the National hank of London
to the credit of tlie Fontenoy memorial
fund In the names of the Very Rev.
Canon Mct'artsn. P. I. Imnaghmorc;
Councillor Hutchinson (ex-Lord Mayor)
Dr. Henry, vice president of the Gaelic
league of London, sud of Mr. Barry
O'Brien himself. So far the response
made to the appeals of the Dublin and
Fontenoy Memorial committee have been
extremely gratifying. More than one-half
of the Catholic bishops of Ireland with
his Eminence Cardinal Logue at their
head, have generously subscribed to the
fund Subscriptions have come in from
various parts of Ireland as well aa from
America. The Hon. John D. Crimmlns
of New York has written to Mr. O'Brien
saying that he has brought the subject
under the notice of the Friendly Sons of
8t- Patrick, and that he Is co-operating
with Mr. O'Brien In his efforte. Mr.
John Redmond. M. P., has given the pro
ject his warmest support. In Belgium it
self the movement haa created the greateat
Interest, and a free alte haa been offered
for the monument In the town of Tournal,
and on the plain of Fontenoy Itself. The
practical sympathy shown by the people
of Belgium haa given pleasure here. The
total amount necessary for the erection
of the monument is only about $1,600, and
It Is hoped that this amount will be sub
scribed before the end of the year, for It
is the desire of the committees to erect
the monument In the course of next year,
and If possible on May 11, the anniversary
of the battle.
KING SELLS MOTHER'S GIFT
Whistler F.trhlnss Given by Artist
to Queen Re te an
IjONDON, May 12.-(8pecial Cablegram
to The Bee.) At the time of Queen Vic
toria s Jubilee Whistler made up and pre
sented to her a portfolio containing a com
plete collection of his etchings. Including
those of the naval review, of which there
Is only one other copy extant.
Why Whistler should have made such a
present to so eminently Philistine a per
sonage as Queen Victoria may be a matter
of conjecture, but there can be no doubt
mat it waa the most valuable and beauti
ful memento of the celebration of her
Jubilee. This, It is now stated. Is amongst
the collection of Whistler etchings recently
sold by the king to an American million
aire collector. Tha exDlanation of the
transaction Is, It Is stated, that they were
got rid of to make room for other Im
portent works In the library at Windsor.
Of course these etchings were the personal
property of the king and he was perfectly
entitled to sell' them If he chose. But It Is
apparent that If It waa found necessary
to provide more room for the works of art
at Windsor there are many family por
traits . ty Wltberhatfer. Prof. Angell and
others of no srtlatlo merit which might
much more properly be sacrificed The In
cident haa caused soma very unfavorable
comment In artistlo circles and a good
aeai mora is likely to be heard of It.
GERMANY ACTIVE IN TUNIS
mreaesi Repert Trouble Fallowing ths
Work tf Acents of the
TUNIS. May lZ-(8peelal Cablegram to
Ths Bee.) Many acts of aggression toward
Europeans are reported. Two French col
onists, between Oanouda and . Hajeb el
Aloun, were recently assaulted. Foreign
agents were traveling throughout the re
gency, amrmlng that the real .protector
of the Maussulmans la the German em
peror and that the sultan of Turkey Is
going to recover Tunis. In fact, during the
last year many African posts, those of the
English aa well as of the French posses
sions, have been attacked by fanatical
bands. No one will have forgotten the
murder of M. Coppolanl. ths commissioner
of western Mauritania.
Shortly afterward troubles broke out In
ths region of Binder and the district of
DJerma, where Lieutenant Tallleur was
killed. Now It la certain that the murder
of M. Coppolanl was not the crime of an
isolated Arab fanatic. It was the work o
a member of a well known religious aect
dependent on the order of the Quadryla,
which la Itself In direct relations, through
us cmei sneiKh, Ma el Alnln, with the
Shereeflan authorities, and with the Imme
dlate entourage of ths Khalif, of which Dr.
Holfaman ia a member.
WOULD TEACH ALL TO WORK
lahoa) at Carlisle Says Rich aad
Poor Should Leara ta
LONDON, May 11. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) To teach the heathen tha
dignity of labor by Instructing him In
manual Industries la one of the flrtt duties
Thus the Bishop of Carlisle at a meeting
of the Church Missionary society,
Carlisle this week. 'There are a good
many heathen at home who could learn
with advantage." he added, "for both rich
and poor need thla teaching. If I bad my
way I would make some of those fellow
with SlOO.OuO a year know aomethlng about
A man or a woman who leads an Idle
life leads a Qodleaa life. We could learn
a good deal from Jews. The feature of
Jewish faith used to be that everybody,
no matter what hla tribe or family, or
what their Influence, should learn a trade.
"I am convinced that If everything in
England had to learn to uae hla hands it
would be both a good day for the England
of the future. Our hands are aa much
made by God as our bratna. and uae of
hands is as dignified as the use of the
PERFUME TO FOLLOW MOTORS
Swiss Discovers Chemical Which W ill
Kill Odor of Gasoline
GtNEVA. May 11 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) M. Deletraln. a young Gen
evan, claims to have made a discovery for
moionsis a men wouia De s uoon ror mow, h
1 punnc. It consists ut a small solid cone,
I which the Inventor has named the mou
i co" Wnn " u dissolved In petrol
benainr ths cone destroys the odor of
burnt gases and leaves an agreeable per
Motor-ronea will be aold In email boxes
containing sis eonea at about St renta a
box and one cone Is said to be sufneteat
to perfume sixty miles of road.
ZULUS ARE FAITHLESS
British in South Africa Find Native Allies
Take Fart of Iniuieanta.
FRIEND OF OLD CETEWAY0 TO THE FORE
Chief Who Followed Old Warriora Now
Goea Over to Enemy.
'AFRICA FOR AFRICANS" IS THE CRY
Native Preachers Oall ior the Extermina
tion of the Europeans,
'HET V0LK" TAKts rART IN TROUBLE
Old Boer Leaders Procr
Boera to Rale The tv
J i! i Special Ca-
hlegram to Th
.ie situation created
of the rebel chief,
own location near
by the succe
Grevtown In tb t andhla district of Zulu
land is undoubtedly becoming one or in-
reasing gravity, owing to the action of the
Zulu chlefa In thai vicinity. mere aie
minor differencea of details between the
arious reports, transmitted trom Natal.
but It Is apparent that at least two chiefs
of authority Ulganomdi and N Dubi have
flatly refused to co-operate with the au-
'.loritiea In their endeavors to capture
Bambaata and his followers. Even more
serious are the reports that these chiefs
actively helped Bambaata In his flight after
he crossed the Tugela. and that they nave
threatened Nashl, a minor but loyal chief.
with the wiping out of himself and hla
ribe unless he Joins in their plans, which,
according to Nashl, Include a deliberate
attack upon Nkandhla and Eshowe.
Slganamdl has long been suspected oi
harboring refugees In the dense thickets
of the Nkandhla forest. He Is said to be a
centenarian and an associate not only of
Cetewayo, but even of Dlngaan. the fero
cioua tyrant whom the Boera defeated sev
enty years ago. He Is one of the old school
of Zulu warriors and it Is believed thut ho
ftx thnt if his end Is to come soon he
might as well die fighting the white man
as in any other direction. That the trou
ble haa ao far extend beyond the chiefs
mentioned there Is no evidence. A report
from Melmoth declares that the Zulus of
that district are holding a large meeting
of armed natives at a place called
N'Vomba. The white population has gone
Into laager at Nkandhla, Eshowe and Mel
The' native troubles In the South African
colonies are generally looked upon In much
the same way as the appearance of a few
or cholera in a nome cny are re
garded. Beyond the widespread Kaffir dls
content that has existed for a considerable
time, there Is nothing in the situation to
cause a very gloomy outlook at present,
but at the same time It cannot be denied
that there are elements that do not bode
well for the futurs-' A
Ally Proves Faithless.
For Instance, everyone In the colonies has
looked upon Dlnlaulu as a rock of loyalty,
whereas now It begins to appear that he
canot be depended upon. The Zulus aa
general thing respect Dlnlaulu as a repre
sentative of loyalty to their ancient cus
toms and religions, and it can readily be
seen that In a period of storm and stress
he Is more likely to ollmb down on the na
tive aide of the fence than the English
Reports to the effect that there Is con
alderable Indignation over the fact that the
authorities have burned native churches
show that the situation Is not understood
The "churches" In question are not sacred
buildings, but native political meeting
places, where the dangerous doctrines of
Ethlopianlsm are preached. They are con
ducted by the Ethiopian missionaries, and
the creed preached in them Is that the
white man must go and the black must
be banded back his country. White men
are not allowed to enter when the services
are under way. and the natives refuse to
permit white missionaries to preach In tliu
huts. The future existence of the Euro
pean In South Africa Is believed to be de
pendent upon the rooting out of Ethiopian
Ism, and those best posted say that thl
means the destruction of the miscalled
However, St. Paul's church at Durban
was not burned down in this way, as has
been reported, In fact, there Is a strong
suspicion that natives started the fire,
which broke out about t o'clock In the
morning. The church was one of the old
rst In South Africa, contained the memo
rial to the plucky Dick Klog. whose nam
will be remembered as long as Durban lasts
The Dick King cabinet waa smashed and
there is evidence that the building wa
looted before It waa fired. Nothing es
caped total ruin, and tbe church ia a loss
not to Durbln alone, but to the colony.
"Het Volk" Caeapalga.
The campaign of "het volk" la still In full
progress, but presents new features.
Speeches have been delivered by General
Botha during the last few days at Fotchef
stroom and Klerksdorp. "God help the
Transvaal," he exclaims on each occasion,
with parrot-like regularity, 'If Its govern
ment Is to be dictated by the Johannesburg
capitalists." And this sentiment practlc
ally furnishes the text of hla whole ser
mon. Needless to say, it Is always re
telved with applause by a well packed
audience ut ex-burghers, but the British
malcontents seem to be gradually tumbling
to the obvious fact that "the capitalist."
In Lord Milner's words, "will have tu attain
hla position as s poltical leader In spite
rather than by virtue, of his eminence in
the world of finance." At any rate, there
are sifT. of a considerable slackening of
their zeal to Join the "het volk " as a but- i
wark against capitalism.
The remainder of Genxral Botha's
unuA..V,. ..rtituiul n mini nf l-l.ilu.,1 ul.oua t
of 1-otd Milner. modified by criticism of
Lord Selborne snd by disparagement of
any effort lu reconstruction and develop-
ment which ha been or la being carried out
by the Transvaal government.
Mr. Smuts Is rather more original, be-
cause he la less discreet. Speaking at
Moslhkats Nek to an audience composed
entirely of Botr farmers, he made some I
remarks which can hardly have been meant I
to reach British ears, but wblcli nave
gradually leaked out through the pages of
Volkstein. "He hoped." for Instance.
that the Bcrr would only choose a repre-
h. nUuve who only upoke the Taal, who
w .... r.M.,.. ..... -uu, ., ,Mf.n and WU1(1W, of dW(1(M niho
their language was wortuy of being spoken j, lln rarn
In tlie council hall of the land" Again,, '
"the old simple and economic system of .
tbe old days waa to be reinstated." Again.
"the children must be Inculcated with
tContlnued en Bacons Page.)
ZIONISTS LOOKING FOR LAND
Motemeat Avralte Selection of Terri
tory for Colony for Jews
Wlahlaa to More.
LONDON, May 11 tSpeclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) The Zionist movement Is by
no means dead. A letter from Mr. Cham
berlain prunilxlng to help any practical
scheme to estnblish a Jewish "colony of
refuge" was read at the InauKutnl meet
ing of the Jewish territorial organization
at the Steinway hall.
Mr. l.uclen Wolf presided and Mr. Israel
Zangalll, Sir A. Conan Doyle. Lord Kln-
natru. General Sir. Alfred Turner and Mr.
Uolman Hunt were among those present.
Mr. ZangwiU, who moveil a resolution
plpdstng Iho blanch to extend the work
of the organization, said that the neces
sity of a Jewish land of refuge was so
glaring, written as It has been In letters
of blood across half a continent, that all
hrlstendoin should have comblm-d with all
ewry to push forward their political nego
tiations. I'nder the lnsplra;lon of Zionism
nd territorlallsm the Jewish masses have
awakened to the notion of self-regenera
tion, he declared. In Russia the Jewish
territorial organization counted among Its
adherents an organized group of ),0
oung men, who would lay down their lives
for a Jealph land, and the Russian inldille.
clas s were planning their exodus. It
only remained to And a suitable territory
and to arrange the political conditions with
favorable government. Although the ne.
gotlation hnd not yet reached a decisive
stage, he remained unshaken In the belief
hat Kngland would not refuse.
Sir A. Conan Doyle expressed tho deepest
sympathy with the scheme. That a race
which had proved Itself In comparison with
Its numbers to be the greatest upon the
earth could look ujuin a map of the world
and could snow no square yard that Is
called Its own must be a thing Intolerable,
RELIGION IN IRISH SCHOOLS
Protestant and Catholic stand To-
aether Aaalnst Purely Secular
Kdacntlon of Pupils.
Dl'BLIN. May 12. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The proceedings at the opening
of the Carnegie Jlbrary at IJroghcda had
many elements of special Interest. Cardi
nal I-ogue performed the opening ceremony.
having previously Had presented to him an
address by the corporation, which was
supported in very warm words of welcome
by the Protestant rector of St. Peters.
Cardinal and rector found themselves In
agreement, not merely with regard to the
occasion that hns brought them- together
and the usefulness of a public library to
the people generally, and especially to the
young people of Droghcda; not alone In
admiration of the public spirit and gen
erosity of Mr. Carnegie's practical preach
ing of his gospel on the uses of wealth, but
also upon a subject of burning general In
From the topic of the public library
to that of the public school the transition
Is natural and easy. With no fear of dis
turbing the harmony of the occasion, the
corporation of Droghcda had Included in
Ita address a reference to -the ar ill rial's
recent pronouncement upon the i-uhject of
religious education. Rev. Mr. Ledoux
availed himself of the reference to declare
thab Protestant Episcopalians and Catho
lics would be allies In the coming struggle
between religious and secular education
and would Insist with all their power that,
while their children must be given an edu
cation as good as that of the English board
schools, regard must be had to vital re
MISSIONARIES AFTER CANNIBAL
British Will Attempt to Reform ths
Ferocious Inhabitants of
SYDNEY, May 12. (Special Cablegram to
Tho Bee.) The ferocious tribe of cannibals
who Inhabit the Purari Delta, New Guinea,
are to be visited by delegates from the
London Missionary society with a view to
their mental and moral reformation. They
are known to be alert ana daring men
hunters and, when on the warpath, Bavage
and ferocious beyond description. They
are cannibals of the most daring type, but
not merely for the sake of procuring hu
man flesh as animal food. Oftencr than
otherwise they seek for victims that they
may get human blood for ceremonial pur
poses, and on such occasions, when victims
from an alien tribe cannot be got, they
And them among their own kin. This phase
of cannibals Is the most difficult to deal
with from a missionary's standpoint. The
deeply imbedded idea that human blood is
essential In their ceremonial rites has to
The London Missionary society has or
ganized a company to develop, Industrially,
the more civilized portions of New Guinea.
MORE GOLD IS NECESSARY
Production of Mines Moat Bo
creased to Meet Demands
LONDON, May 12. Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) In moving the adoption of
the report at the forty-second general
meeting of the Chartered Bank of India,
Australia, and China, Sir Montagu C
Turrior discussed the world's gold produc
lie said that without a supply of told
sufficient to meet the requirements of th
aaurld a commerce tlie great banking cen-
ters couia not tncreuse meir reserves, and
without such reserves bankers could not
accommodate their customers. That leil
him to remark how essential It wus to en
courage In every way the gold production
of the Transvaal, which last year
amounted In value to over $1i),jii0.iIm0. more
than a third of the total gold production
of the world. It was not, therefore, a
question of consulting or considering tlie
Interests of mine magnates, or of unfor
tunate shareholders, but It practically
' DIOUflDC inr mrrnrn
MORE BISHOPS ARE NEEDED
: outbern Methodist Church Devotes
I Time to Considering Heport of
' ICplacopal Committee.
BIRMINGHAM, AU . May 12 -At today s
session of the general conference of the
Methodist Episcopal ihurch, south, the
committee on episcopacy made a report
rec ommendlng the election of three low
Tlie salaries of artlve bishops were llxeil
' at H.'. sup rann-.iated bishops ut .."i
Fairs Defeats i.ould.
LONDON, May 12 In an exhibition
game of onurt tennis at the I'rlnoe.-a club
the British professional c tampion.. Cecil
Fairs, giving fifteen points, beat Jay Gould
f Lake wood. N. J., by S-w.
SULTAN BACKS DOWN
Abdul Hamid Aereea to Withdraw Troopa
from E?jptian Terr.tory,
CHARACTERISTIC OF TURKISH DIPLOMACY
Porta Follows Usual Custom of Making
Eleventh Hour Surrender.
BRITISH FLEET AV PHALERUM BAY
8quadron Will Ee Kept Tbera Pending
Determination lof Boundary.
WiLL FORTIFY THE LGYPTIAN FRONTIER
Country to Ite Made Mratealrally
Secure Aaalnst Any Sim
ilar Arts of Aggres
sion. LONDON. May 12. In a manner char
acteristic of Turkish diplomacy the Porte
haa made an eleventh-hour surrender to
the British demand concerning the Tabah
boundary. It hud been believed In many
quarters that the sultan would not yield
until actual force was displayed, hut his
decision probably was hastened by the
knowledge that none of the powers sup
ported his attitude and the combined fact
that British naval preparations had kept
pact with Its diplomatic demands. Sir
Nicholas R. O'Connor, the Hrltl.sh ambas
sador at Constantinople, In Ills earlier dis
patches, had prepared the British govern
ment for Turkey's compliance with Its de
mand and little attention need he paid to
the reports of conditional surrender, that
phrase holng probably intended to satisfy
the Turkish people.
n Conditional Surrender.
At tho foreign office tonight the Asso
ciated Press learned that It was quite un
likely that Great Britain would accept any
thing in the nature of a mixed or Interna
tional commission to examine Into the
frontier question, and the foreign offlVe de
clined to believe that Ambassador O'Con
nor hnd accepted any "conditional sur
rander." It Is underslood the British fleet will be
kept at I'halerum hay, pending a final
settlement of the question and the delimi
tation of the frontier. Vice Admiral Ixjrd
Charles Beresford, commanding the fleet,
with his officers, was able tonight to at
tend a banquet at the British legation In
Athens, at which King George and the
ropal family, the Greek premier and the
American and French minlstera were
Will Fortify Frontier.
When the delimitation of the boundary
is nettled It Is understood the British gov
ernment will take measures to render
Egypt strage.tlcally secure against any
similar aggression by establishing a strong
Egyptian- garrison and fortifying El Arish
and. If the water difficulty In the desert
region can be solved, by placing Egyptian
garrisons at points on the desert routes
from Tabah and Geca along which an In
vading army might threaten the Sucx
canal. It la also not unlikely that Great
Britain will demand the withdrawal of the
Turkish commissioner at Cairo, Chazzi
Ahmet Moukhtar Pasha, who is credited
with fostering anti-British agitation. -
DEADLOCK ON CANAL TYPE
Senators Stand Five to Five oa Lock
ar Sea Level Plan of
WASHINGTON. May 12. The senate com
mittee on inter-oceanic canals Is In a dead
lock on the type of canal to be recom
mended. Tho question waj taken up today
and the vote showed fivo for a wea level
cnnal and flvj for the lock type recom
mended by the minority of the board of
consulting engineers. There were two ab
sentees. These are Gorman and Carmack. The
latter telegraphed from Tennessee Instruct
ing tha chairman to count his vote for the
sea level type, which would have made a
majority against tho lock canal.
After wrangling for an hour over the
question of accepting the vote of Senator
Carmack the committee adjourned until
Tbe vote today was as follows:
For sea level: Klttredge, Piatt, Ankeny,
Morgan and Taliaferro.
For lock type: Millard, Hopkins, Dryden,
Knox and binimoiis.
An effort waa made by Senator Klttredge
to vote Senator Carmack, but objection
If Senator Carmack should return to
Washington befoiej the meeting Wednesday,
undoubtedly the committee will be In favor
of a sea level canal.
TROUBLE IN SAN DOMINGO
Washington Hears that New Revolu
tlonary Movement Hae Been
Started Against Cacerea.
WASHINGTON, May 12. Reports have
reached the State department of the or
ganization of another revolutionary move
ment directed against the government of
President Caceres of Santo Domingo. It Is
understood that the island of Porto Rico
Is the base of operations and it la sup
posed that ex-President Morales and Jlm
tnez are the leadera of the movement.
Instructions have been sent to the Insular
; government of Porto Rico to take steps to
carry out the neutrality laws, which would
prevent the organization and departure of
any hostile exportation, and the American
warship surrounding the Inland of Santo
Domingo will also be Instructed to prevent
any landing cf hostile fo'reea.
WASHINGTON, May 12. American war-
shlus have been ordered to co-operate In i
pres. rvlng neutrality.
WILL TRY TO OPEN MINES
Ohio Operators Will Make
effort to I ae Nonunion
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., May 12 Reports
received at the Cnited Mine Workers of
America headquarters from the Ohio mln-
ers' urUns say the operators In that state i
will make an effort next week to open the I
mines with nonunion men.
Set letary-treasurt r Wilson refused to- I
ItlKM to discuss the protml'le ffeel the
Ohio pt tutors aciion may have en the '
Illii ins mine owners, alio alo have threat
ened to ops n lih nonunion men. Tlie mln
rn expect no move will be made in this
directloi. until afier the conference at
Sprirgfleld next Thursday.
President Mitchell Is confined to his room
with a slight Illness, but expects to at
tend tbe Springfield conference.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
t ooler Samlay. Monday Kalr.
SOW ft F.t TIO Klaht !.
I China la reaeefal Condition,
galas Are to Be Trusted,
ftnlton Will Withdraw Troops.
Senator Tillman Tells of Deal.
lloppe Leads the Milliard Players.
Another Xtrlke Called In Russia.
News from Ml Parts ol Sebroska.
Presbyterians Meet In Des Moines.
Tricks of Mnndartl Oil ftalesmea.
Woman I'hlrt Swallows Ulanioatl.
Affairs at South Omaha.
Pioneer of the ( hng W agon,
ftportlna Rvents of the Day.
miTORIAI. SKCTIOM K.laht Pnsea.
a Past Week In Oinnha Sot-lrtj.
A Henry Plays Rnd Hand on Wife.
lrtlnts Before the People's Bnr.
ft Sunday ftrrtlrrs at Churches.
H Darius? Work Done by Surveyors.
T Council Rlulla and lona Sews.
H Democrats Balk nt I. U. Dunn.
W AT ADD K TIO KtaM Panes.
1 Spreading; the t.ospel In India.
Methodist Hospital to Be Finished.
Kiionlir Pays Church Debt.
Timely Talk of Heal Kstate Men.
a West a Paradise for the Hunter.
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
More Lumber Wanted la Cars.
HALF TOK Si:CTIO Riant Panes.
1 llryan on Dutch Colonies.
K. Itnarwnter on Postal Congress.
2 Short Stories of Several Sorts.
X Gossip or I'lnjn nnd Players.
Muslr and Musical Mutters.
4 Iowa's Railroad ConimUnlnn.
ft Sketch of Mayor Dnhlman.
Fur Trade of orth America.
l Womani Her Ways and Her World
T W eeUly Grist of Spnrtlna Gossip.
M Some (alters nf .1 unlrl
COLOR SUCTION KOI H PAGK.S.
1 Rnstrr Hrovrn tiets Room In a f ar
a Odds and Kudu from Far nnd Near
3 Hnhson on the Needs of the Nnv.
4 Sambo Starts a Bank Account.
Temperature at Omaha Veslerdsji
. . 7
OUTLAW NOT IOWA MAN'S SON
and Has Hod)
PORTLAND, Ore., May 13.-(Speclal Tel
egrm. "1 want to find out for certain
whether or not Frank Smith was my son."
Ellas Smith of Shenandon,h, Fremout
county, la., had come all the way to Port
land to grt a hatisfactory answer to this
He ssked It of Detectives Snow and
Vaughn, who had been present when the
outlaw was killed two weeks ago.
But the man who was shot down by the
officers is not the son of the Iowa man.
The father became convinced of that after
he had sepn the body of the outlaw, which
at his request was disinterred by tho Ore
gon city authorities.
Frank K. Smith, 21 years old, Is the man
for whom the father Is seeking. When last
heard from he was In Tacoma. Ho had
heen In Nome, where his father last saw
him In July. ).
Mr. Smith was In Milwaukee when he
read a description of the outlaw killed In
Oregon for the murder of three officers.
At once he started for Tortland.
NEGRO IS FATALLY STABBED
Man Who Commits Crime Kseapra and
Identity Not Positively
John Johnson, colored, aged about 30
years and living at Council Bluffs, was
almost Instantly killed by another colored
man who stabbed him In the left side at
7 o'clock Saturday evening in front of
the house at 1323 Howard Btreet. fpon
receiving the wound, Johnson went around
to the side of the house, where he fell
dead. The Identity of the murderer hus
not been thoroughly established by the
police, but It Is known Dell Wiseman,
who lives with his wife in the rear of
131:3, was present when the murder took
place and that he fired a shot at Johnson
himself, but missed. Wiseman then slipped
away and Is being sought by the police.
Another negro was present, and It ia
possible he did the stabbing. The name
of this man has not been learned. John
son, according to Mrs. Wiseman and
others, was greatly Intoxicated and prob
ably became quarrelsome.
CARL SCHURZ MUCH BETTER
Palse and Respiration of the Dis
tinguished Patlrnt Are
NEW TORK. May U.-C'arl Schurx. who
Is critically 111 at his home in this city.
i rallied during the day and tonight is some-
I wnat better.
The . following bulletin was
issued at 10 p. m :
The patient's condition has somewhat Im
proved. Pulse and respiration lower. The
patient has had several Bleeps and seems
The bulletin waa accompanied by a state
ment from a representative of the family.
I who said that Mr. Schurz a condition was
considered ao much Improved that no fur-
i ther bulletins would be Issued during the
MCRE COURTS FOR CALIFORNIA
Insurance Litigation .May Cause Pres-
WASHINGTON, May 12. The members of
the California dolegatlon today met In con
ference with Secretary Metcalf and dla
cusHed the question of an additional circuit
JuilKe for California, as wrll aa the urgent
ne, ,1 of liberal appropriations both for the
(oiisirut'tlun of new federal buildings In
Sao K'am-lsio and the proptr repairing of
liisurai.ee ll'lgittlon will, It la ilieved.
make .ui aibllt Imial Juis;e Imperative.
Walghts Templar Send Hrllrl.
IjONDON. May 12. The Knights Templar
of England forwarded S1.UG0 today to the
American Knights Templar relief fund of
RATE BILL AMENDED
Senate Approves Allison Court Rariav
Amendment After Lout: Debate.
BAILEY ATTACKS THE PRESIDENT
Teiaa Senator Aocnaei Chief Executita of
Cbandne Hia Position.
TILLMAN TELLS OF AN ALLEGED DEAL
South Carolina Senator Discusses Confer
ences Held in the Whita House
CONFERRED WITH MOODY AND PRESIDENT
Says Roosevelt Chanced front Aftea
All Arrangements Baal Been
Made to Pasa Bill as
WASHINGTON, May W.The Allhvi
smendment to the rate bill relating ts
ht-lnKing Interlocutory order direct to ths
supreme court ass adopted by almost II
WASHINGTON, May 12. 8enator Lodge,
speaking for the president, said that ths
president had denied as false the statement
of Senator Tillman, attributed to ex-8na.
tor Chandler, that Senators rorsker, Knoa
and Rponner were trying to defeat the rat
I hill by constitutional arguments.
WASHINGTON, May 12. -Senator Till
man In a lengthy statement during ths
' consolers lino nf the i-nt. lilll. accused tha
president of wavering on the rate bill.
He referred specifically to the Long amend
ment, saying that lie did sn with the pur
pose of making sn explanation. Ho said
the senators would be surprised to know
that he had been in conference with ths
president. On March 31, said Mr. Tillman.
Senator Chandler told Senator Tillman that
the president desired to get Into commu
nication with Mr. Tillman for the purpose
of getting sufficient democrats lined up
together to defeat obnoxious amendments
to the railroad rate hill. Mr. Chandler
71 quoted the president as being entirely tit
7(1 I outs with the senatorial lawyers, Includ
7H ; Irig Knox, as well ns Snootier and Foraker.
snd that I he chief executive deliberately
I and with care stated that he thought
there should be co-operation on the fol
lowing basis, .namely, an amendment ex
pressly granting a court review, but limit
ing it to two pelnts: (1). an inquiry
whether the commission had acted beyond
Its authority, ultra vires, and (2), whether
it had violated the constitutional rights of
the carrier. Mr. Chandler stated that ths
president repeated that he had reached a
final decision thnt the right of review
should be thus limited; tiiat thus tar he
would go and -no further; that hla de
cision would be. unalterable. '
So Difficulty In Agreement.
Proceeding, he said that Mr, Chandler
had said that the president had assured
him that he would lie In (avor nf a restric
tion agulnst the lasuance of ex parte in
junctions to meet tlie wishes of Senators
Tillman and Bailey.
After Informing Mr. Bailey of the pur- '
port of the Chandler Interview, Mr. Tillman
said that on the next day he had told
Mr. Chandler that In his and Mr. Bailey's
opinion there would be no difficulty In com
Ing to an understanding on the basis pro
posed by the president.
"On the evening of Monday, Mr. Chandler
told me he had assured the president and
asked him not to be disturbed by the news
paper Items growing out of the talk about
Senator Ixing's amendment published In ths
newspapers as one agreed upon at tha
White House conference on Saturday."
He then said that he snd Mr. Chandler
had continued their conferences and oa
April ( the ex-senator had gone to ths
White House to make a favorable report
to the president. On April 8, Mr. Chandler
told him that he had conferred with Sen
ator Allison, asking him to intervene in.
the conference then In progress and that
the Iowa senator had agreed to do a
Later, Mr. Allison had seen the presidSnaV
On April 13 Mr. Chandler had advised th4
he (Mr. Tillman) and Mr. Bailey ses ths
attorney general. Consequently they had
met that official on the 15th, finding them
selves In perfect accord with him except
aa to a small difference In Ihe matter of
Injunction. "There Was abaolute accord
from the first on the proposition that ths
court review should be limited to tha In
quiry whether the commission had ex
ceeded Its authority or violated the car
rier's constitutional rights."
Moody to Give Memorandum.
Mr. Moody had then agreed to supply tho
senatora with a memorandum on hia views
and had done ao, "and we have the original
of It," aaid Mr. Tillman. The next day
Mr. Tillman said he had seen Mr. Moody
and had assured him that twenty-six dem
ocratic votea could be secured for tha com
promise proposed and had told him that it
would be necessary to get twenty repub
lican votea. "It waa understood that wo
would work together to get tha votes neces
sary to pass the compromise. The attorney
general had expressed doubt of got tins
enough republican votes to secure ths ac
ceptance of the Bailey nonsuspenslon pro
viso, but he said he felt sure of the Over
man amendment." Mr. Moody had, bs
said, assured him that It was the fixed
purpose to insist upon the Long smend
ment and he (Mr. Tillman) had no suspi
cion of a change of front until May
when the president had his Interview with
the assembled newspaper men.
Tha reading of the statement evoked
many smiles snd some laughter from sen
ators. There was especial merriment over a
statement of assurance by the South Caro
lina senator that the president need not
he alarmed over newspaper reports. He
.bad, he said, told the attorney general that
there was no danger of the result aa to
the bill If the president should adhere ts
Ttllauaa "Pockets Ilia Pride."
He then -had the clerk read the Moody
memorandum, covering the points agreed
upon aa the basis of amendments. air.
Tillman's time expired before be bad com
pleted hla statement, but he ass permitted
to proceed by unananlmous consent. He said
that he and former Senator Chandler had
been Informed at the same time of the
president's change of attitude. They had
gone tog-ther to Mr. Bailey, and all three
huA repaired to the residence of Mr.
Moody, "the fourth conspirator." and had
found him apparently entirely innocent of
knowledge of the chanae.
He admitted that lie had hesitated about
entering upon the negotiation with the
president because of his "Just Indignation
for a past wrong." but he had concluded
to pocket his pride In tha Interests of a
great causa, lie also said thtt Bine sag
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