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VOL XXXVI-NO. H.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1906-FOUtt SKUTIOXS-THIRTY-TVVO TAOKS.
SINGLE eorv fivk CKXTS.
JAPAN PAYS PIPER
Pinch of PoTSrtr Apparent to All Persons
Who Visit ton Inland.
ttn trtiruruurilT ic IU muTCUPI ATinM
With Matt Duties Mors Than Doubled
further Eipenditurea Planted.
FOREIGNERS ..tR W.TH THE NATIVES
Industrie Are Burdened with Eipense of
War tad Famine.
DISGUST OF GREAT BRITAIN EXPRESSED
IiImIin Onjeet to European Ally
Beestae It Does Not Increase
Its Armament at Present
TOKIO. Aus. U. (Special Cablegram to
Ths Be.) Japan 1 now paying the piper
for the avanti of the laat thirty montha.
What ths war did not accomplish, the
economic results of the recent famine,
mors serlona than the world will ever
know, -have accomplished. On every hand
the pinch of the peoples poverty la evident
to one who ha seen them in the height of
their proaperlty and prestige, while the
effect on the well being of foreign In
habitant la little lean than disastrous. In
some eaaea the Import duties on foreign
com rood Mies, articles necessary to foreign
era, hava been Increased 2S0 per cent, while
very Induatry and venture throughout the
country la burdened to an extent which
makea Jt a matter of wonder aa to how
they are kept going. If there was any
visible sign of a policy of retrenchment
being Inaugurated and carried through this
state of affaire might call for no comment,
but. on the rontrsry. It la evident even to
the moat casual observer that no halt has
been called In the expenditure on arma
menta and military preparations. There
la no diminution In the expenses of the
arsenals and dock yards, rather the con
trary, and the algna of activity both In
military and naval circles vary very little
from thoae pertaining to those early weeks
of 1904 before war broke out.
nteguated with British.
And the greatest disgust la everywhere
expressed because England, the ally of
Japan, under the present liberal govern
ment, is not as Imperialistic to the army
and navy as at the time the Anglo-Japanese
treaty was signed.
The Japanese press orlUolsea the reduc
tion of the British army, saying that In
event of trouble being caused thereby
the chief sufferer would b Japan, as the
lly of Bnglsnd. The papers stigmatise
Mr. Haldane's plan aa "wrestling In an
other roan's walatcoast," and call atten
tion at the offense given to English politi
cal sections some years ago, when the
"Little Japanese" opposed an increase ' of
the Japanese navy on account of England's
- naval atranartti In the far east. They con
tinued that Mr. Churchill's argument that
Japanese strength In the ea la favorable
' to the relations of England In Europe with
Wanes. ' Russia and Germany, and that
tnersior no rupiura is pruoao.e in mv
..next, ten years, Is too optimistic The
Ko Ku kiln says that It Is wen to remem
ter that Japan Is not living In a world
of ideals, but of realities. The JI.1I Bhlmpo
thlnka that even If a reduction of arma
ments were proposed by Oreat Britain at
the next Hague conference It Is doubtful
whether It would even be seriously dis
Work la Cores.
All of these things duly tend to show
that Japan la growing more and mora
Imperialistic In tone and tenor year by
Marquis Ito Is determinedly attempting
to redeem the Japanese administration of
Corea by eliminating Incompetent officials
and by the promotion of important Im
provements. Strong checks are being put
. upon the rapacity of Japanese settlers, and
officials are now seeking with considerable
success to brtng the disorderly Japanese
, element under control. Msrquts Ito says
' It to his Intention to Investigate and re
dress caaea where the Japanese have ap
propriated Corran lands.
Unfortunately the good effects are
partly neutralised by the Inferior Japanese
policy here, which alienated not only the
bureaucracy but the commonalty. The
young children In thee treeta of Seoul
The emperor Is guarded by Japanese
gendarmea, and cannot move In the elm-
pleat affair without consent
"CAMORRA" TAKES A LIFE
ItaJtaa s-eetety Kills m Member Who
MILAN. Aug. 11 tSpeclal Cablegram to
Tits Bee.) A peculiarly heartless ctime
j has feeea committed at Ieeco, on Lake
, Cone, in the name of the "Camorra," the
, notation Italian secret society.
A yensg man named Navasao. who
, formerly lived at Naples, joined the so-
rtery when In bis teens, and remained a
1 faKhfal member until a few months ago,
when he married a beautiful Italian girl
' of IS. Navaaso, who was a steady, hard
jr-urklaai young man and a clever cabinet
maker, wtehed to rtd Mmeelf of his old
aasoctatesv ana sent tn Ms resignation to
' the "Camorra." He received a reply to the
, effect that he knew too much and was too
ueefi! a. member for his resignation to be
accepted. He prayed and begg vainly
for his release. lately he was ordered "on
a private mission." and rather than obey
the command he left Naples secretly with
nie wire. me young wire woke up one
morning at the boarding house where they
were staying and found her huehaml lying
, dead by her aide with a stiletto In hi I
heart. On the stiletto the word "Camorra"
had seen engraved. This fact left no doubt
ae to who had committed the crime, and
when the polw heard of !t they refused
tj take any action.
ELECNORA DUSE RESTING
eteeee Bsekss Den hr
Weeks tn Swtteoelaad.
(SEN ETA, Aug. tt (Special Cahlegrar
Th. Seal-Tha f.i... t.-ll-
" r, . "
hrZhdown hroutrh K "T
T l . ? . , 0" ov,rwort'
haa arrived a, l-erU. where ah. wl
.y aeverHl weeks. She ha. bee, or-
derl to tak. a ten. rea, bv h me,(.
..Ktoer. who is accompanying he. She
he been planning for another A Terlcan
tmi. but he future memenU are un-
SCIENTISTS BLAME CHEMISTS
pea a a Say Amrrlraue Lour
of Good Sense In Struggle
GLASGOW. Auk 11 (Sncrial Cablegram i
to The Bee.) Everywhere there arrears to
be among Etimiwn scientists a disposition
to Ma me the poor American chemist for '
scandals In dreed lwef and other prod
Chemists like Richardson of Swift aV
Company are a'rud of allowing their
commercialism to run away with their
scientific good sense In the mad race for
the dollars of the world's markets.
The reporta from America of the fate of
the Fresno Copper company hnve onused
another storm and an Indignation against
all things American life Insurance dressed
beef now mining. "What next?" is the
question everywhere asked. The publica
tion of the brief letter from the secretaries
nf the company to the secretary of the
Glasgow Stock exchange caused the utmost
consternation even beyond the circle of
habitual traffickers in stork and shares.
The Fresno at the outset of Its career, and
for a considerable time after, attracted the
attention and obtained the confidence of a
large body of Investors who know little or
nothing of the intricacies of stork exchange
business. In Glasgow it arrears to have
been an especial favorite, doubtless on ac
count of the fact that a number of well
known names names entirely above suspi
cionwere on the directorate. "We are In
structed," write the representatives of the
company, "to Inform you that Fred J.
Plehert, the expert appointed to examine
the mine, has condemned It."
A little over three years ago Mr. Vercoe.
one of the vendors and managing directors,
was of opinion that the mine was likely to
"rank amongst the eight great copper mines
of the world." Mr. I ng, the engineer,
staked his professional reputation on the
declaration, made five years ago, that at
the Fresno mine there were "net values In
sight of $T30,ftno," and that It was "the best
located and the most desirable copper prop
erty in California today." It was also Mr.
Lang whom Mr. Vercoe described as at the
"top of the tree" as an "expert copper
smelter," yet whose practical work In con
nection with the smelting plant at the mine
has been condemned by Mr. Slebert in un
The opinion is that someone has blun
dered somewhere, and the hope Is also ex
pressed that things are not as bad as they
eenY-hat something can yet be done to
eave the Fresno mine of California and Its
copper smelters from a wreck.
MR. BRYAN AS A FUN MAKER
Ncbruskan Proves "Rood Thlner to
the Newspaper Reporters of
LONDON, Aug. 11. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The English and continental
newspapers are still publishing stories re
garding William Jennings Bryan, whose
American originality and good nature ap
pear to have broken through the Ice of
old world formality. For Instance, . the
London Dally Express, without mentioning
names, the custom in Europe more than in
America, shows how Bryan in one of his
houra of good humor told the newspaper
men many interesting campaign stories.
Among other things, according to the Ex
press, the American campaigner said:
"During a great campaign I practically
lived on the railroad, traveling 18,000 miles
in less than three months. My highest
record of handshakes as reported by the
American newspaper men was S.OOO In one
During the early days of my career I
had violently attacked the governor of one
state. I thought he would kill me on sight.
Finally I was asked to speak at a large
meeting In his atate, and on my arrival I
found, to my horror, that he was in the
The assistant chairman read out my
name and I stepped forward with my. heert
In my mouth. The governor looked at me
fixedly for a few moments, and then setz
Ing me warmly by the hand said In a voire
loud enough to be heard throughout the
" 'Let me see. er do you sing or speak T
"It waa the greatest snub I have ever
had In my life. On the other hand. I eon
alder the greatest compliment was that
paid me by an old backwoodsman who had
t solemnly in front of the platform dur-
ing a two houra' speech of mine. I thought
I had made an Impression. At the con
clusion he exclaimed:
' That was the bulliest speech I have
ever heard. I could are your back teeth
all the time.'"
GERMAN EMPEROR UPBRAIDED
"Semi-Official Jonrnal Takes Him to
Task for ot Granting
BERLIN. Aug. 11 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) One of the boldest and most
remarkable personal attacks upon the
kaiser which a German newspaper haa
ever had the courage to print has Just
been published by the National Zeltung of
Berlin. The attack Is all the more re
markable because It emanates from a
Journal which Is generally understood to
be highly "aeml-offlclal."
Apropos of the kaiser's failure up to
the present time to dignify the birth of his
first grandson with the expected act of
Imperial clemency In the shape of a gen
eral amnesty, the National Zeltung up
braids him for beit.g seriously out of touch
with public opinion in Germany and asserts
that lie Is being misinformed and misled
by fawning courtiers.
The Journal saya thla process has
reached a "dangerous" point for the wel
fare of the nation, and calls upon the
kaiser In plain language to give greater
heed to the voice of the people.
ANTI-SEMITICS ARE RABID
Aeejaittnl nf Mejer Dreyfna Doea Sot
Please Some People- In
tJ-. , Jl -,BPcl-' Cablegram t
- -ow-semmc newspapers are
" V , : :uu"lrnl 01 ,n court of
. Wl L.,,lu, case as an ex.
cu iut an ami-jewisn crusade against the
Hebrews here. For instance, tt.e Deutsches
Volksbletl." organ of the Vienna Chris
tian socialist clerical antl-aemltlee. aya:
"Israel trtumpha all along the line. The
jew i-r.yiui is acquitted. Once asaln ia
exempted the truth of the old prove, b ! ordered the blood of children to be col
that might goes before right. The traitor. : i . -. k. ,
T-..K . - .
"unnN oy mill- Th,.reupon the parents armed themselves
1 r Chmrde" "J Whm lh' "h ricks, spades, sickles, scythes, kn.v. a
; lr'Z C"rP 1 mW- uv" and other Implement, and repaired to th.
km thing, drove from It. rank, with sco, . I pumlo .chool where they deP,.nd,d ,hj
In spit. ,,f Ihi. talest a. -.ulttal. hran.ied I Jhe.r rl.lld.sn should be handed back to
,or.v.r ,h by the repeated en- ' them at rnce. The authorities were obliged
) demnation. which he himself recoaniJ!,0 .cede to the requerts of the ignorant
1 aa Jus by omitting to appeal against the,.. : t, . ,t. mo,.!
.-ud t.y hand!.., lu a co.mdly pie fur
COUNT WITTE TALKS
Form ,-ruier of Russia Expresses Him
on the Present Situation.
t ESTING WITH FAMILY IN GERMANY
Vacation ssems to Kestorinir Eaalth and
Spirits of leader.
RESPONSIBLE CABlNtT N9T ALL NEEDED
Statesman Points Cut Weakness of Ideas of
WAR ON FINANCIAL STANDING DEADLY
Efforts to strain National Resources
More Dangerous to Coaatry
This Was the War
BERLIN, Aug. ll.-(Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Reports having been widely cir
culated to the effect that Count Wltte,
who has been traveling through Continental
Europe In an automobile, will be recalled
to Russia to take charge of matters there,
a newspaper correspondent Interviewed him
while traveling In an automobile between
Alx-Les-Bains and Vichy. American news
paper men who met the count at the time
of the peace conference at Portsmouth,
N. H.. will remember the Russian dip
lomat's democracy. In order to obtain
complete reat from the trying events of
the past twelve months he receives none
but old friends. Theexpremlcr Is accom
panied by Countess Wltte, his man led
daughter and son-in-law. They occupy
Villa Russle near Alx-Les-Bains. ' Already
he looks much brighter and better than
when he left 8t. Petersburg some two
montha ago. Being asked If he would
consent to return to Russia to take charge
there under existing circumstances he said:
I am merely a patriotic observer. I must
not render the task of those in control
of Russia a destinies more difficult by what
I may say or do. They all know that 1
woujd willingly give my life If necessary
to help my Russia.
Russians Should Be Pntrlota.
Personal recriminations are pecularly
hurmrul at present. All patriotic Kuaruans
should work in the selfless spirit of him
who exclaimed. "We are all of us III tie.
the cause alone id great!" And the cause
we have at heart Is Identical with all ihut
is noblest In patriotism, religion, humanity.
ji snouiu, inererore, De an honor to serve
such a cause, and the reverse, of honor to
make It subservient to personal alms.
ah sum. lustrations are out cnanjjing
means; the public good Is the Immutable
end; but I do strongly hold that the mere
adoption by a cablnul of the principles of
government accepted In western Europe
will not suffice to ensure success. There
Is no sesame of that kind available. Every
cabinet, be Is never so liberal, will be con
fronted by the revolutionary wave, and will
Inevitably be swept away, unless it pos
sesses some better sources of strength than
tne proresion of certain political principles.
In defending his administration against
thoae who criticised his financial policy,
the expromler aald:
Brave words cost nothing, and white
paper endureth all things meekly. It
should not. however, be torgotten that to
a assist as wunrrtawwie -msn 't'W wtiu
Finances Are Sound.
The financial system, which has provoked
their criticism, has been tested by time
and not found wanting. It withstood the
terrible strain of a foreign and unsuccess
ful war. and at the close of the campaign.
if nothing else had supervened, the finances
would have quickly become aa sound as
before. But the general striken, the armed
Insurrection, and the consequent stagnation
In trade and Industry, threatened mo ma
terial well-being of the empire at Its very
source. Yet here, too, the dangerous
strain was successfully borne. Tnen eunie
the severest ordeal of all. 1 allude to the
systematic campaign cleverly conceived and
persevertngiy waged against kussihji
nuances lor the avoweo. purpose or reuue
lna the government to bankruptcy. These
venomou. efforts put more of a strain upon
the national resources than even the war
with Japan. Vet even now, and tn spite
of all these adverae forces, the finances
hove not given away. If other stales In
Europe Asia and America had had to sub
mit to an equally aevere ordeal, how many
of them would nave emerged from it un
scathed, and in what plight would the
remainder find themselves today? My
financial nolicv. therefore, has been tested
severely, and haa proved strong. That la
why the loud-sounding strictures of Duma
deputies have provoked no echo outside
Russia so far; against facts fancies are
CONVICTS PLAN FOR FREEDOM
Soldiers Prevent Malfnctora at Tarra
gona from Kscnplng from a
MADRID. Aug. 11. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Eight hundred convicts confined
In the central prison at Tarragona made a
daring attempt to overpower the warders
and escape the other night, details being
repressed by the authorities.
By prearrangement they began an uprohr
while the warders were changing guard,
and then rushed Into the central courtyard,
armed with knlvs and Iron rods wrenched
from the windows of the cells.
The convicts swarmed around the gates.
brandishing their weapons and threatening
to kill all the warders unless they handed
over their keys.
Meanwhile bands of convicts were roam.
Ing through the prison, smashing windows,
doors and furniture. As they could not
procure the keys of the outer doors, ten
convicts set to work to make a hole In the
Two rnmpanlee of Infantry, who had
been summoned from the barracks, arrived
Just as the convicts had succeeded- In mak
ing a breach In the wall. The soldiers
threstened to kill every convict in the
courtyard unless they Immediately laid
down their arms.
ITALIAN PEASANTS EXCITED
Virulent Superstition Brenka Ont In
Apnlln Among People of
ROME. Aug. 11 (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Apulia, the richest region of
I southern Italy, seems tn have been sud
denly Invaded by a wave of virulent super
i stltlnn. ana tnere are even cases or wnat
rm,a collective insanity and wholesale
! religious mania.
At trl?nola. for instance, after a cyrlo-ie
! tn. nonulation made elaborate nreoaraiion.
for the end of the world. There were still
more painful scenes at Triggiano. where
the people went sbsolutely mad. In some
unvxolatnrd manner a rumor got Into clr
dilation that on account of the queen belnif
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TUPPER AND CARNEGIE CLASH
British Statesman Speaks of Addreas
of Scoteh-tmerlcan on
ICNDON. Aug. 11. (Special Cablegram to
The Re pir Charles Tupper Is now en
gerl n a lively controversy with Andrew
Carnegie. It nppears that Mr. Tupper. In
advocating before the Congress of 'Cham
bers of Commerce of the Empire the poliry
of mutual preferential trade between Ens
land and the colonies as the best mode of
promoting the unity and consolidation of
the empire, drew attention to the fnct tlint
In 1W1 the proposal of unrestricted reci
procity between Canada and the 1'nited
Sta'ee was only defeated by a gmall ma
jority, and. he added. If they read the
speeches which Mr. Carnegie hmde In open
ing his libraries In Canada, though It might
be slightly covered, those speeches to the
Canadian people who accepted tils gifts
contained a palpable proposition of unity
with the 1'nited States instead of with the
mother country. Mr. Carnegie, In reply,
said, in referring tn his speech at Ottawa:
"Not one word will be found in that speech
which Justifies Sir CharleV statement."
In reply, Sir Charles quotes the following
extracts from Mr. Carnegie's speech at
Ottawa as published In the Toronto Globe
of AprJI 2S. 10":
Pritain will be alien In Europe, and com
pelled to look to Its children across the
Atlantic. It will not look In vain. With
outstretched arris America and Canadii
will welcome their mother, and as the sun
once phone upon a united English-speaking
people, so It will do agiln.
The Chicago of your country, as It Is
called bounding Winnipeg-did me the
honor to elect me an honorary member of
Its Historical society, for Winnipeg, ever
np-to-dnte, decided to tecord Its history
as it made It. 1 wrote a somewhat gushing
letter, for 1 appreciated the compliment
highly. It was something to this effect:
1 predicted a glorious destiny for Canada,
I ww In my dreams Canada olaylng the
part of Scotland, annexing Its southern
neighbor aa Scotland did England,
and then bossing It for its own
cood. ns Scotland now . dors Eng
land, both In church and state Scotch
premWrs. and both archbishops. Canterbury
and York, typical !?-ots. I saw lanadi
then take bv the hand the reverea motner
land and take with the other the hand of
ts nig. hitherto somewhat strenuous.
brother, place the one In the other and
unite them again, making out of the three
ands still sovereign states and so remain
ng one grand nation, as they were be
In .conclusion Bir Charles says that he
hopes Mr. Carnegie will have a iude awak
ening from his dreams.
TOBACCO GROWING IN IRELAND
Government Not Tnklns; Measnrea
Favored by Prospective Plantera
of the Weed.
DL'BLTN. Aug. 11. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) It is not altogether easy to un
derstand what Is the precise attitude of the
government with regard to the question
of toliecco cultivation In Ireland. The re
port of the advisory qommlttee appointed
by the Irish Agricultural council to Inquire
Into the results obtained in ISM was quite
encouraging enough to have Justified some
enterprise on the part of both the pro
moters and the authorities. Thtre Is no
reason to doubt that the favorable results
achieved in the County Meath . could , be
equaled and perhaps even surpassed In
other parts of the-cexutry. - and that a
considerable number of cultivators would
be quite willing to profit by the experience
already gained and plant tobacco for them
selves, if permitted by the state to do so.
But there In apparently no intention of
allowing the matter to pass beyond the
purely experimental stage.
The representatives of the principal
newspapers of the United Kingdom have
Just been granted permission to inspect
the works and buildings of the Irish Inter
national exhibition now In course of con
struction at Herbert park. Ball's Bridge,
Dublin. An Idea of the s!xe of the prin
cipal buildings may be gnlned from the
fact that the central building has an area
of 100,000 feet, the machinery pavilion 80.000
feet and the fine arts gallery 30,000 feet.
Amongst the sections which It ts Intended
the exhibition will Include are: Irish In
dustries, history and .education, line arts.
Including photography, engravings, etc.;
arts and crafts, liberal arts, manufactures,
textiles and various Industries, engineer
ing and shipbuilding, civil engineering and
transportation, electric motors, gas light
ing and heating, agricultural implements
and chemical industries, agriculture and
food products, horticulture and arboricul
ture, sport and flsblng, mining and metal
lurgy, hygiene, a women's section and cot
AMERICAN CHECKS NOT GOOD
Swindlers Make It Necessary for
Travelers to Carry Cash
PARIS. Aug. 11. iSpeclal Cablegram to
The Bee.) The American's check la no
longer regarded on the continent and here
In Parts aa the equivalent of gold. The
natives prefer the gold.
Time waa when the American traveler
who was supposed to be worth a million
at the very lowest rating had no difficulty
in paying his accounts at the various
hotels or even the large shops with checks
on different banks. All Is altered now.
The experience of hotel keepers recently
has not been such as to encourage confi
dence. In years gone by hotel proprietors found
that the checks of traveling Americans
were always honored and consequently
rarely refused them. Since this has be
come known foreign swindlers have ap
peared on the scene and used the reputa
tions of Americans for their own ends.
Well dressed men of va-ious nationalities
have paid their bills by checks which were
subsequently discovered to be valueless.
Sometimes. Indeed, substantial change waa
given. Only last year one particular gang
of sharpers gathered a harvest from
The result is that in many hotels one
now sees the notice so common In America:
"No checks received or cashed." Of course
letters of credit or circular notes from
London banka or tourist agencies are not
called into question.
MURDERER BOASTS CF CRIME
Man In Swltaerland Telia of Killing
Another In Germany and
ZURICH. Aug 11. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee A dispute at a game of cards , legs) and that a passenger has a right to
has Just led to the discovery of a murdnr. j refuse to pay the second fare. The de
One of the players threatened to kill an- i clslon waa handed down Ui a habeas corpus
other and boasted that four years ago at ' hearlug to obtain the release of a person
Rosenheim, near Munich, he had murdered j who had been arreated for refusing to pay
a man in a St of Jealousy and that the the second fare on the Brooklyn Rapid
crime had never been discovered. His Transit lines.
friends warned him that It was dangerous ' This Is the first Judicial decision that a
to speak In such a manner In a cafe. The j ten cent fare to Coney Island Is illegal.
'run rnrtiggeo Ma shoulders, saying, "j
cannot be arrested In Switzerland for a
murder committed four years ago."
A gendarme. -ho hsd been given Infor
mation by telephone, stepped Into the cats
and arrested it man tut murder.
LID AT SOUTH OMAHA
Governor Miokey Takes a Hand in Sunday
HOLDS A CLUB OVER THE POLICE BOARD
Asserts Charges Will Be Preferred Unless
They Enforce Laws.
SPELTS MAKES AC0MPLAINTT0 GOVERNOR
Also Writes Letter Making Serious
lharees Against tffituals.
INSISTS THAT GRAFT RULES THE CITY
Recltea the Charges Made Against
Chief Brlgga and Also Com
plains Things Are Gener
ally to the Bnd.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Aug. 11 (Special.) The
Board or Eire and Follce commissioners
of South Omaha has to close the saloons
of that city on Sundays or the members
will be removed. This lnlormation Uov-
ernor Mickey conveyed to the board mem
bers In a letter this morning, acting upon
a complaint "led against the board by
Joseph Spelts. The letter written by the
governor to each member of the board
Is as follows:
I enclose to you copy of a complant
which 1 have Just received from Josepii
t-pelis of your city. He calls my utttcial
attention to a serious conultlon vt law
violation which has existed in South
Omaha for sume time. In this connection
I cite your attention to section 64, article
, elm. ter 18 of the Complied Statutes of
1 f M5. defining the duties of the chief
of police ami the policemen, subject to
the orders oi the fire and police -board.
1 oemand of you that you Immediately
rut a stc.i to tne law violation ot which
Mr, Hpeiis complains. 1 shall expect
prompt compliance with this order, and
.i.i,ie to do so will necessitate an in
vestigation of charges and removal from
otlli-.e if same are sustained. A copy ot
this letter and ot the comiilaint has oen
forwarded to each member of the boa d.
Following Is the complaint filed by Mr.
Spelts and addressed to Governor John H.
Mickey, and the members of the Fire
and Police board of South Omaha:
You are hereby notified that all saloons
In South Omaha that have been granted
licenses by your honorable body havo In
the past been operated on thu Sabbath
any. in open Vlo.u.nni ot the law. .v.u
1 demand of you, as a citizen of Souili
Omaha, that the law be enforced, and will
hold you and your bondsmen financially
responsible lor any Injury to myselt, my
business, or my family, that may ue
caused ly a continuance of the above
namen violation of the law.
A letter to the governor accompanied the
complaint, In which Spelts recited the in
vestigation of the police force made by the
board and the charges of agraft and collec
tion of money from disorderly houses which
grew out of it. It also recites that the
chief of police, against whom these charges
were made, had been restored to duty. It
also rerites the indictment of Chief Bliggs.
The writer also recites that more murders
and robberies have been committed under
the present regime than eWr before In the
history of the city. The allegation is slso
made that the town Is owned and con
trolled by the brewers, liquor dealers and
BRYAN IS VISITING PARIS
American Party Spenda Some Time In
Frnnch Capital and Studies
PARIS. Aug. 11. William J. Bryan, ac
companied by his wife and daughter. Col
onel Wetmore and Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap,
arrived here today for a four days' visit.
A number of friends gathered at the rall
rcad station and gave the party a cordial
On reaching his hotel Mr. Bryan found
a huge stack of mall, including many in
vitations to dinners and sightseeing ex
cursions. The party lunched at the Hotel
Rlts as the guests of ex-Governor David
R. Vrancla of St. Louis. Mr. Bryan did
not wieh to talk about his candidacy for
the presidency ot the United States, say
ing this had already been lengthily dis
cussed and that he had nothing to add to
his previous statements. He was much
Interested In the social problems of France
and the recent enactment of the work
men's pension law and the enforced
weekly day of rest. It appears, Mr. Bryan
said, to be part of the democratic develop
ment which I have observed tn tie going
on all over the world. I noticed It lu
China, Japan and India. Everywhere one
sees the same evidence of awakening.
This ulternoon Mr. and Mrs. Bryan vis
ited Notre Jjame cathedral and drove
along the Seine to the neighborhood of
Tomorrow they will take an, automobile
rids to the forest of Fontalnableau.
BUTCHERS MEET IN MILWAUKEE
I'nlted Masters' Association Will Hold
Twentieth Session In the
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. U.-rAnnouncement
waa made today that the United Master
Butchers' association of America will con
vene In twentieth annual session at Mil
waukee, Wis., for four daya, beginning
Tueaday, August 21. The president of the
organisation Is George H. BTiaffer, New
York City, and the secretary John H.
Bchofleld, St. Louis. The total member
ship throughout the United States la about
At the convention representatives will
bs present from . Germany an'd Great
Britain. Among those present from Ixin
don, England, will be Mr. William Haydon
and Alderman Thomas Gurney Randall,
who will represent the Worshipful com
pany of Butchers, an organisation char
tered over seven hundred yeais ago.
TEN CENT FARE IS ILLEGAL
Jnstlee Gaynor Hnnda Down Decision
that May Cause Trouble In
Xw York Today.
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. Justice William
J. Gaynor of the appellate division of the
supreme court. In Brooklyn, today decided
that a ten cent fare to Coney Island la 11
An official of the company auid tonight that
there would be no reduction of the fare
tomorrow and that the conductors will de
mand ten cents from every passenger go
ing to the seashore. It la feared by the
puiiue liial eeciouj rujlltg wiU follow.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair
Warmer Sunday nnd Monday.
JEW ErnnX-TwelTe Pages.
1 Japan Pe Dearly for War.
Connt Wltte Talka of Rnasln.
Governor Pnta ltd on Sonth Omnha
Grand hnlf Marked for Heath
S Vear to Improve Shoshone Lands
More Money I, orated in Nebraska.
3 Convention Iny for Both Parties.
Xews from All Pnrta of ebrnakn.
4 Steam line t Knocks Hrlilae Down.
Mnrh Forged Pnper In the llnnk.
fi P. E. Her Starts t'p Urn Factory.
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
A Past Week In Omnhn Soi-lrt.
Woman In t'lnb and Charity.
T Anderson Talka of the Great West.
Reminiscences of General I. yon.
Blur Money Inveated In Gloves.
5 Sporting Events of the Day.
Mid-Weat leunls Tonrnainent.
State Golf Tournament Coining I p.
Shoate Rrtnrna from the Isthmus.
10 . Mure til) (uanrlli In Houston.
Police Trace Ip a Dying Moan.
St. Anne Heals a Cripple.
11 Conncll mafia and lotva ews.
lit Town Where There Are o Taxes.
Insurance In Mem Zealand.
EDITORIAL SE( TIO ElHlit Pages.
1 Man Hob lie anil ti.inil.
Council In the Dark, on the Levy.
Two Depots for the .Noi-tit western,
I'liuely Real Estate Topics.
Modern Homes Hnlldinit In Oinahu.
San KraiM-laco Going Ahead Again.
Financial and Commercial.
Ticket Irokers Ont of Bnslness.
HALF-TUSK SECTION Eight Pagra.
1 Around the World with Bryan.
Hope for Core for lluinnn Soonrge,
8 Gossip of I'lHja mid ltnera.
Mnalc nnd the Musician.
4 Ice Oram a Great Indnstry.
B Chnnges Helng Made In Morocco.
Justice Brewer Has Exciting Hunt.
Matters of Moment to the Women,
T Sporting Gossip of the Week.
H Storlea for the Mttle People.
COLOR SECTION Kour Pngea.
1 Brer Rabbit Plays Some Trlcka.
3 Mystery of Burnrtt'a Match Box.
H Interesting Unaalp for the Women.
4 Sam ho nnd Hia Ennny olaea.
Temperature at Omaha Vesterdny
I p. in .
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B p. m .
41 p. ni .
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REBUKE FOR TACOMA SNOBS
Admlrnl Goodrich Wrltea Tart Letter
to Mayor Regarding Sank of
TACOMA Wash., Aug. ll.-A sailor, of
the Pacific squadron having been refuaed
admission to a -dancing "academy" here,
Rear Admiral Goodrich wrote as follows
to the mayor of Tacoma: . ,
An open letter to the mayor of Tacoma:
My Dear Mayor Wright: On July 12 a
petty officer from one of the ships of the
Pacific squadron was refused admit tance
to a public ball given at the Old Elks hall
for tun sole reason that he wore the uni
form of the American navy. Tho man wa
sober and we'll behaved. I know hint to be
of ,excellent character and in every way
The United States ship Chicago came to
your city nnd by your Invitation shared In
Its celebration of Independence liiv. I
trust this celebration on its part embodied
Its sentiments of patrlotlain und of nppie
clatlon for those who have undertaken to
fight their country's butt I en, but in view of I
una piece or unwarranted Hnohbishness, 1
am forced to entertain lively suspicion.
i mew lacoma aeaires io serve notice on
the navy that Its visits there are unwel
come. It behooves you, Mr. Jlavor. and
other broad-minded citizens to bring the
offenders In this case to sharp and public
ALLEGED JEWEL THIEF CAUGHT
Man Wanted for Big Job In
York Is Arrested In
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 11. R. O. Blair,
wanted by the police for participation In a
big diamond robbery in New York City
some time ago was arrested here last
evening by detectives who found their man
at the race track.
One of the men conuected with the Job
was arrested at Denver a few days ao
and confessed. This man stated that ha
gave, some of the diamond to Blair and
the Denver officers found out that the lat
ter had left that city for Seattle, and noti
fied the police department here.
Blair admits that he knows the man In
the Denver prison, but refuses to give any
details. Elalr had tyi) in his possesion ut
the time of his arrest. He says he Is a
SOLDIER NOT BADLY HURT
Regular Shot In Sham Battle at
Chattanooga Will Recover
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Aug. ll.-The
private of the Seventeenth United States
Infantry who was wounded In yestrday's
sham battle at Chlckamauga park encamp
ment was not dangerously hurt. He was
hit by one of msny bullets fired Instead of
blank cartridges, presumably by men In
the First Georgia, which was opposing the
regulars. A rigid Investigation waa made,
but nothing definite has been given out.
The Third Tennessee and a South Caro
lina regiment today' take the places of
ueuriis hhu a juiii-v.aroi.na commands In
camp for the week past, who are leav
ing for home.
WILLIAMS IS UNDER ARREST
Both Victims of Wyoming Man's
Revolver Will Recover and He
CASPER, Wye., Aug. It (Special Tele
gram.) H. W. Williams, who attempted
to murder Mra. John Adams and Homer
Green at the Adi ms ranch, Ave miles east
of Casper, last Monday, was yesterday
bound over to the district court In the sum
of S?,SuO bond, which he furnished. Hls'trlul
will be had at the term of court which
convenes here on Beptember J. Williams
shot both bis victims twice with a Ss-eallber
revolver, 'nflirtlng only tiesh wounds, and
both will recover. Williams has threatened
to- renew hi murderous attack upon the
woman at the first opportunity.
Inspection at Port Riley.
FORT B I LEY, Kan., Aug ll.-There wss
no extra duty at ramp toduv. other than
Inaperik-n The Arkansas troopa arrived
la CSUU) tuUaja- .. ..
FIRE OS GRAND DUKE
Alleged Attempt to Kill Csars Unole
During Maneuver of Guards.
BALL CARTRIDGES IN PLACE OF BLANKS
Pallets Whittle About Head of Hioholaa
PRACTICE FIRING IS ENDED QUICKLY
Troops Marched -Back to Barracks and
Several Arrests Made.
CAUSES EMPEROR 10 CHANGE PLANS
Nicholas Abandons Intention to
Spend Week In Camp with
Soldiers Many Mntlneera
I nder Arrest.
ST. PETERSHl'RfJ, Aug. ll.-Noon. '
Utand Duke Nicholas Nichnlalevltch, pies
id. nt of the council of national defense,
narrowly escaped assassination yesterday
afternoon at the hands ot the Imperial
guards lu the guard vamp at ICrasnoye
Helo. Thus far the Associated Press has only
been able to obtain meager details of the
affair, from which It appears that the
gr?tnd duke was personally reviewing the
maneuvering and putting the troopa
through blank firing practice when he sud
denly was startled by the washlike hlsa
of bulllets about his head. Fortunately
neither hl'nself nor his horse was touched.
The command to cease firing was Im
mediately given and the soldiers of t,v.S
regiment from which the bullets -ame
were marched hack to their quarters and
an Investigation was begun In the hope
of ascertaining from the barrels of the
rifles which of the soldiers fired ball car
tridges. Several arrests are understood to
have been made.
One of the grnnd duke's aides-de-camp,
who, however, wis not personally present,
advanced to th" Associated Press ths
theory that posslhly the bullets were flred
by accident, but he considered that beyond
a doubt there was a plot on the part of
a number of dlslojal guurdsmen, who de
Hherately planned 'to take the grand duke's
life under cover of the general blank
"It was no more an accident," the alde-de-c.iinp
said, "than was the firing of a
charge of grape from the saluting battery
at the Winter palace on the occasion of
the ceremony of blessing the waters of the
Neva by the emperor a year and a half
The bold attempt on the grand duke's
life ciued an Immediate change In the
plans of the emperor, who had arranged
to go to Krasnoye-Selo today and spend
a week with the soldiers of his corporal
Dnke Ont of Line of Fire.
It. was learned that the troopa were In
extf nded order and engaged In volley firing
.when the "accident" occurred, rendering
It difficult to determine the regiment from
which the billets came. The grand duke,
surrounded by officers and aides-de-camp,
was off on one side out of the line of fir.
The affair has created a deep Impression
In military clrrles and Is the one topic of
conversation In the clubs, but the attempt
on the grand duke's life Is not generally
known here, no word on the subiect having
been published In the newspapers.
Conspirators Too linpnllent.
Afterwards It was definitely, established
that the shots were fired by the first bat
talion of the sharpshooters of the gur-d.
wno aovancen m rushes wmio making a
shnm sttack on an entrenched position.
Fully a hundred shots were fired, but the
Impatience of the conspirators led them to
open fire at such a distance as to frus
trate their object. Before the maneuvers
began all the hall cartridges were taken
from the troops and the oftlcers had taken
the precaution to make a special examina
tion of the cartridges furnished, the sol
diers Immediately before the inauguration
of the movement of the tionps.
Two Thousand for Trial.
After the preliminary Investigations tha
military and naval prosecutors have
decided to try by court-martial no leas than
2,000 soldiers and sailors who participated
In the Cronstadt and ' SVcsborg mutiny.
The prospects of the men, however, have
been brightened by the decision of the em
peror to appoint two extraordinary com
missions, headed respectively by Generals
Vodar and Cunchei-ofT and Admirals Moling
and M.ikiiroff, to investigate the cn'tsee
of the outbreaks at Cronstadt nnd Svea
borg and to determine the responsibility
for the demoralization. War Minister
Rudlger and Mlnlnter of Marine HMleff are
said to be arriving tit the same conclusion
an Admiral Skrydloff. the commander of
the Black sea fleet. Mint the officers are
more to blame than the men. The com
missions will Inquire Into the general con
ditio s prevailing tn tha navy and army
and lv may result tn a very great ahakeup,
Including the wholesale cashiering and re
tirement of commissioned officers.
A proposition to furlough Indefinitely the
superfluous soldiers on' the Baltic station
Is being seriously considered. It is pointed
out that there are no ships nor occupation
for them and that they are merely a source
Political Campaign Begins.
Another Indication of the determination
of the administration to proteat vigor
ously In the electoral campaign is fur
nished by an order of the minister of tha
Interior to the police throughout the em
pire, to make reports as speedily as pos
sible on all the political parties in tholr
districts, their strength, organization.
membership, activity and press organs.
Count Heydnn today contributes to the
controversy over the failure of himself
and his friends to enter the ministry
in an open letter declaring that they in
sisted on being given at least five places
In the cabinet in order to have a prepon
derance, but thut they were obliged to
refuse the two places finally offered aa
this would have made them a negligible
Stolypln In Bad Light.
The revelations made In open le"ers by
Count !I.-den, Prince Nicholas Lv. IT and
M. ShlpofT regarding the cause of tha
breakdown of the negotiations looking to
their entering the cabinet place M. Btoly
pin In lather a bad light. letters show
that the government utterly refused to
)li,l anything In the matter of principle
and tried to give the cabinet an appear
ance of liberty by taking In two public men.
Prince Lvcff said It was absurd to ask
them to become mere government clerks.
They had specially Insisted upon getting
the- portfolios of the Interior vital to ob
laln'ug public confidence.
Nona of the liberal papers have yet bean
allowed to resume publication.
i he Novo Vreinya. which often redact
liit svuiliuenig cf. its ujiw JfJWL Ue
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