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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 13.
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IRISH POTATO BLIGHT
r&ilure of Ciopi Diiaitroni la lhicely
Populated Districts of Island.
iVO CaUSZS p.wuuje TUBER DISEASE
v'tjorei Sot Alone to Blame Jot Damage to
HOPE TOR HOME RULt IS GROWING BRIGHT
Great Forward Step Expected from Next
teuicn of Farl.ament.
n j a
opes that I'hulx.rU GoTtrnaifat
'will Not He Condemned tatti
it Has Btci Carefully
OIBLIX, Bept. IS. (Spe-ial Cablegram
to Yhe Be?. Americana having frieuus
and relative! In Ireland are naturally
deeply Interested In the accounts of. the
potato bilghl. I'robubly the best reports
are those made by the correspondents of
the Farmers' Gasette. And It is significant
to ncte that the latest accounts published
by that paper are decidedly disheartening
In-tne poor, overtaxed land In the con
gested districts especially the failure has
been dlstistrous. There is a new theory of
the disease, which Indicates that even
spraying, tnough a valuable preventive,
jannot be looked upon hs a wholly eltec
Uve remedy to the disease. Hitherto it
was believed that "spores" were solely
lebpunsime; but Mr. Massee of Kew, a
very high authority on the subject, lias
discovered that epidemics of the disease
are due to a "hibernating mycelium" In
the tuber, which. In certain damp, hot,
muggy weather, Infects not merely the
plant itself, but the whole crop. From this
discovery, It is pluln that spraying, which
deals only with' the spores, or the danger of
spore on the stalks, cannot affect the de
velopment of the seed of the disease In
the tuber. The selection of clean, healthy
teed la a precaution as essential as the
spraying. But, even then, there la no as
surance that the disease may not, In one
form or another, remain latent In the soil,
specially in those exhausted patches which
year after year have been given over to
potato crop. Proper slsed farms, properly
cultivated, are essential before the plague
of blight can be thoroughly exterminated
Croat stalk and tuber.
Hope for Homo Rale.
The greatest Interest Is being taken hero
In aa article which recently appeared In
the Paris Temps, in which reference Is
made at length to the speech made at a
1 banquet In Dublin recently by Sir A. Mac
Ponnell, In which the permanent under
secretary for Ireland expressed the firm
belief that the next session of Parliament
would see the fruition of many of thoso
hopes which the best Irishmen had for
rear entertained. The Temps says: -
Sir Antony MacDonneU'a sympathies are
la unimpeachable as is the authority of his
information. The great and good news
which ha-fust been- announced . can be
considered as official, and muit be placed
in record, aa It marks sn epoch in the hls-
tory of Ireland. A great step forward In
the direction of 'autonomy is being pre-
Bared. The utterance was certainly a
ibylllne one, but those who. have closely
followed the Irish question and have
studied the last speech from the throne
will have no difficulty in gauging the scope
vr me promisee reiorm. nnn Mr. Biyce
rill propose to the Commons will be ad-
' Dilnlstratlve home rule, and particularly
. the control of Irish finances. Even this
a great step. Whenever, according to
:his scneme,. local government and the man
agement of the finances of the Island are
. placed In the hands of Irishmen, one will
oe able to say that the crying demand for
a national Parliament will have lost much
of - its dramatic necessity. Perhaps the
party led by Mr. John Redmond will un
compromisingly oppose Mr. Bryce's gener
ous proposal because of its very generosity
and the beneficial effect which it Is sure to
have In a country which British administra
tion has been the cause of most of the
evils by which It is afflicted. By opposing
this croooaal the Irish party would de
prive themselves of every foundation for
their fighting attitude at Westminster. If
the Irish nationalist deputies act In this
manner they will deserve the stigma of
being only politicians caring more for their
own parliamentary positions than for the
'jitereat of their country.
i O'Brien Hopeful.
In. a recent address at Ma'law. Mr. Wil
liam O'Brien, M. P., expressed, the hope
that next year Ireland would have a sub
stantial measure of self-government. He
trusted that all good Irishmen would be
extremely cautious about condemning the
promised bill until they knew all about It
. To tell the Irish people that the bill would
give them all at once, and, as a minimum,
nothing less than all that the Boers hod
got In the way of complete responsible
government was nonsense pernicious non
sense. Even the English papers, commenting
upon the matter editorially, admit that
"the relations between the two Islands
(Qrcat Britain and Ireland) have entered
upon a new era."
Probably one thing which la binding
Ireland more and more cloaely. to Great
Britain la the fact that means of travel
and Intercommunication are constantly In
creasing. For Instance, the Great Western
Railway company has Just Inaugurated a
new route to Ireland via Fishguard. Con
siderable Interest attaches to this enter
prise, by means of which the time occu
pied hitherto bn the Journey between Eng
land and the sister Isle by the Great
Western route will be lessened by nearly
three and a half hours, . Curiously enough
the scheme now about to be brought to
completion reeltxee a project charlahed
actually half a century ago. When, at
that period, Brunei was preparing his plane
for the Bouth Wales section of the Great
Western railway, of which he hod become
the engineer In 1833, he decided that the
moot expedient point for the line's western
terminus would be found at Fishguard
bay, which forme the aouthern extremity of
CALCUTTA NATIVES EXCITED
Report1 Kidnaping Hatlve Chil
dren Cavneoe Innocent People
t Me Assault.
CALCUTTA, Sept. lt-iSpeoial Cablegram
to The Bee.) Great excitement relgne In
Northern Calcutta, owing to the reported
kidnaping of native youths.
A European baa been badly beaten, and
a Punjaubl foot Vail turn aerioualy as
saulted, their gharries being overturned
and burnt. At tbe slightest cry of TCId
naperl" the crow4 act blindly, beating
even local native.
The carriage of a preepenroa babu
knocked down a child, whereupon the babu
etopped to see whether It waa hurt. Tbe
alarm of "Kldper!" waa relaed. and he
waa beaten and seriously Injured.
The coachmen tried to escape, but was
torn from hie box and merotleaely be
labored. His Ufa la la danger.
CHINESE EXCITED BY PAPERS
Pictures of Alleged Abg.M of Asiatic
la South Africa May
FEKINO. 1 Sept. 15. (Special Cablee-
to The Be.) Copies of Chines lllur '
newspapers containing rartoons '
coolies on the Hand being i
refined forms of torture are
clrrulnted. These cartoons
calculable damage In etl
agaln-t foreigners thro
Thev are taken for'w-tf i part from
the discredited book, "Hlk. driving on the
Rand." of which the nntf-Brltlsh Ixmdon
newspapers made much capital, and which
was afterwards shown to have been Illus
trated with pictures for which coolies were
paid to pose as If they were being beaten
by EngllKh mine managers.
The cartoons are supplemented by state
ments taken from London Journals giving
whnt purport to be accurate accounts of
the torture of Chinamen. In one case these
statements are described as being vouched
for by "Prof." Clifford (sic). Chinese ed
itors apparently having a hallucination that
this as a hall mark of truth.
The cartoons show Chinamen hung by
the hands to beams. Others depict thein
huddled tip in corners and being beaten
with the "cat."
In the present Inflamed state of feeling
In China, when the safety of Europeans
and Americans hangs on a very slender
thread, these pictures are having a dan
gerous effect on the uneducated readers
who see them. These have never had any
means of learning the actual conditions
under which the coolies work in South
HELPED TO LAYFIRST CABLE
Captain Henry Augustns Mortarty of
British Navy Dies In
LONDON, Bept. 16. (Special Cablegram
td Tho Bee.) An Interesting though sad
echo of "how Cyrtis laid the cable" occurs
In connection with the death of Captain
Henry Augustus Morlarity, C. B. Many
incidents are given In connection with the
checkered story of the earlj- attempts
made to establish telegraphic communica
tion between England and the United
The deceased represented the Admiralty
In the 1S67-58 ventures, and also on board the
Great Eastern In 185-6ti, as navigator. When
the cable parted In mldocean he (lntantly
took the moat careful bearings of the ship's
position, bearings which In 18fi6 proved of
the utmost utility. Bo confident was he of
their accuracy that when, on September
2, the vessel reached a certain point, he
declared that the ship was "over the spot."
Almost simultaneously, It is stated, one
of the Greet Eastern officers shouted,
"We've hooked It. You said we ought to,
Captain Morlarity, and we have." For bis
services In connection with the operations
of the late Cyrus W. Field the captain was
decorated with the C. B. '
CLEMENCEAU AFTER SINECURES
French Minster Has Amusing Ex
periences While Looking for
Men Needlessly Employed.
PARIS, BepL 15.-(Speolal Cablegram to
The Bee.) Many stories are being told of
the sarcastic remarks made by M. Cletn
enceau, the minister . of the Interior, on
his discovery of the many slnecurlsts whom
he Intends to dlsmlaa from' the government
service when his Carlsbad holiday Is over.
On going to the home office one day he
saw a clerk faat asleep at his desk at t
o'clock In. the afternoon. The chief clerk
of the department, who ' had seen the
minister coming, was going to awake the
man when M. Cletnenceau stopped him,
saying, "Don't wake ' him, he has been
here nearly hald an hour already, and If we
disturb him he will go."
In one of the public offices a large cistern
had been turned Into a swimming bath
for the recreation of the attaches during
the many hours of leisure a fact which
wss discovered by the minister by accident.
One young man nearly drowned himself,
and his frightened colleague were rushing
for a doctor when they met M. Cletnenceau
In one of the passages.
ONE EXILE -TO BE RELEASED
Sultan of Comoro Islands Will Be
Permitted to Return to
PARIS, Sept. 1E. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The four royal exiles who are
under the control of the' French colonial
office are to be reduced to three, for the
sultan of the Comoro Islands is to to sent
from Reunion back to his own realm and
will be allowed to take part In the gov
ernment, of the republic.
Tbe other three are likely to remain where
they ore. Queen Ranavalo of Madagascar
Is very comfortable at Algiers, and the
king of Dahomey is quite contented at
Blldah. Indeed, he would think twice bo
before wishing to go bock to Dahomey, for
his life would hardly be safe In the hands
of his subject.
Han Kg til, king of An nam. has consoled
himself during his exile in Southern AJ-
glerla by marrying a very charming French
woman, who has made him so happy that
he has quite oaaeed to dream of the past
delights of po
MICROBE OF WH00PINQ COUGH
Belgian Isvsst lMseovers Germ Once
Thought to - e Fessa
ANTWERP. Sept. 16. (Special Cablegram,
to The Bee.) Dr. Gongou. of the Belgim
Royal Medical academy, after careful re
search, reports tbe discovery of the whoop
ing cough microbe. It Is said to resemble
Pf differ' a lnfluenaa microbe, which at one
time waa conaidered by Doctors Jocbmann
and Krauss to be the real microbe of
The academy awalta the results of vac
cination experiments with the new microbe.
The medical world here la greatly Inter
Sited la the discovery.
FIGHTING THE OPIUM HABIT
British Missionaries at Hong
WssU fheeh Trane In
HONG KONG, Sept. 1. (Special Cable
gram to The Bee.) The British mission
aries have petitioned the governor to ap
point a commission to ascertain the best
methods of checking, and If pslble abolish
ing, the use of opium, at the same time
asking bis excellency to direct that In
struction he given in the public schools
respecting the evil and debasing results
of the opium habit. The governor haa
promised to give the pernio careful con-lderoiiua,
CHINA STILL WAITING
Celeitial Kingdom Shows Little Diipotitioi
a Cnlva Tb riatAfn t7 it PI a A PfnMm.
aw wvi I V aVk VUObVUlV UVUD awwawn -
JAYS ORDERS REGARDING MANCHURIA
Goods Are New 6mne?led Aorou Border
from Rniiia and Japan.
PRESSURE BROUGHT 10. BEAR AT .PEKING
Japai Deiiree to Have Matter. Placed on
TREATY WITH AMERiCA NOT ENFORCED
Orleutnl Diplomacy Responsible for
Iaablllty of Japan to Permit
Equality of Opportunity
la Mancfan Provinces.
TOKIO, Bept. 15 (Spedai Cablegram to
The Bee.) Though Japan declared the
port of Dalny open to foreign nations on
September 1, this step does not go far
toward a solution of the vexed problem of
the opening of, Manchuria. The sltuaUon
affords a fine field for the peculiar gifts
of Chinese diplomacy. Skill and patience
will be required to unravel It. Mr. Hay
ashl, the Japanese minister In Pelting. Is
In charge of the negotiations for Japan,
but It will probably be a considerable time
yet before all nations enjoy "equality of
opportunity" throughout these Chinese
provinces. China takes up Its customary
attitude. The establishment of customs
stations, at Dalny and Antung and at
the points in north Manchuria, where the
Russian railway crosses the frontier Is, it
maintains, ita business alone; It cannot
be expected, it argues, to set them up upon
terms unfavorable to Itself, and, after all,
there Is no hurry. Accordingly it has not
made any serious sttempt even to begin
the discussion of the subject with Russia.
It wants first to come to nn agreement
with Japan, while Japan very naturally
contends that whatever arrangements are
to come to on ttys matter with Russia and
with Itself ought to be simultaneous.
Dalnr'a Opening Helps.
The opening of Dalny may perhaps as
sist In eomtna to a conclusion. There
does not seem to be much doubt that a
good deal of Japanese merchandise which
has come Into the leased territory through
Dalny has found Its way across the bor
der Into Manchuria. If foreign goods are
landed In any considerable quantities, it
would not be surprising should some of
them, which have been consigned to the
leased territory and have thus enjoyed
the privileges of the new free port, after
wards leak over Into the Chinese posses
sions. China can prevent the danger of
such leakage by giving Japan at Dalny
the position In' this respect which, to Ita
own great advantage. It has given Ger
many at Klao Chnu. Japan would then
collect the customs and pay the balance
over to It, after deducting tt-ner cent
for the cost of collection. But China ob
jects that under such an arrangement the
customs staff wgj4ld . be Japanese, and It
wants tnem to De tninse a scneme wmcn
all the powers wonld disapprove. .
" In North Manehnrta. .
The situation In North Manchuria ia sub
stantially the same as in the Llau Tung
peninsula. The Russians are in military
occupation there and Russian goods are
able to come in by the railway duty free
The lose of revenue which this state of
things Involves does not seem to trouble
the equanimity - of the Chinese, though
that is a point, on which the Mandarinate
ia usually sensitive. But - the Japanese
conceive that they have an interest In
seeing this matter settled and Mr. Hayaslil,
when he announced to the Wal-wu-pu that
his government were ready to arrange for
the establishment of customs at Dalny.
told them, at the same time, that they
must observe the clause In their agree
ment of September 8, ISM, with Russia.
which binds them to set up the customs
stations on the railway. Japan cannot af
ford to have Chinese customs paid on the
goods passing through its territory Into
Manchuria, while Russia remains at lib
erty to supply the same markets duty
free. - ,
As to Antnng.
China seems also to be holding bock
about the establishment of a customs sta
tion at the port of Antung, which Is now
nominally open under the treaty of October
8. 1903, between it and the United States.
Japan la atiU In military possession of
Antung, and the large use which the Jap
anese military authorities have made of
their powers, by the compulsory acquisition
of the river frontagee and other desirable
sites. They are, however, ready to pro.
vide a suitable place for a cuatoma at.
tlon, but the Chinese seem to Imagine that.
by delays which are dolly eoetlng them
revenues, they ran Induce Japan to sur
render a good deal of the land which
haa taken over. The entire problem of
trade with Manchuria over the Corean
frontier is at present complicated, as so
many of these Manchurtan questions are,
by the past dealings of Russia with China.
One thing la certain: If Dalny remains
a free port It will greatly damage New
Chwang, which has hitherto been the base
for all British and American trade in Man
churia. Report from Peking Indicate that tho
dowager empress Intends to summon a
conference ofhlgh officials. Including sev
eral vooeroys. to discuss the adoption of
a constitution. The commissioners who re
cently returned from their tour abroad
recommend a gradual change to consti
tutional government, taking ten or fifteen
years to educate the people to adopt them
selves to the new regime. -
REPORT ON PLAGUE IN INDIA
Over Three Hnndred Thopsnad People
Died In raited Provinces
LAHORE, Sept. 15. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee -The report on the plsgue In
the United provinces In lhaj. which haa
just been issued oy Major Chator White,
hows that entire districts have been
swept and that over mo, 800 people died
from It effecta The Muttra district, which
was the worst, had 4S.M4 deaths, a agalnat
4.186 In 1901 "The scourge parolyaed the
people," la the collector's graphic descrip
It Is believed that the rat flea la chiefly
responsible for the spread of the plague.
and war has been waged against rata.
Here is the rat' death record: Barellly,
S16.10S rats kllied; Allahabad, 77,146 rata
killed: Badaun. M.141 rat killed; Agra.
57.T11 rat killed.
Most of the municipalities gv rat
traps away to the Inhabitant and Major
Chator Whit urge that the rat war
ahould be carried on Indefinitely.
GLASGOW EXPERIMENT FAILS
Postofflce Department Takes Over
Telephone System In Time to
Ot800W. Sept. 15. (Bpeclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) American cities which have
been studying the municipal ownership
propositions, which It has been claimed
hove reached their highest stsge of per
fection In Glasgow, will be Interested If
not surprised at the latest reports upon the
telephone situation. The consensus of opin
ion here appears to show that the general
postofflce department "took over" the tele
phone system Just In time to prevent a
disastrous failure. The accounts which re
late to the telegraph department, show a
nominal balance on the year's workings
of t;to. This paltry sum Is called a sur
plus, but, as a matter of fact. It is no sur
plus at all. It Is only the balance of reve
nue after deducting the working expendl-
tire, and Is all that can be applied out of
income to depreciation on a capital in
vestment of I1.800.0CO. The rentals for the
year ending May 81 amounted to t27E,(V)n,
and the amount of progress In jiubllc favor
may be measured by the fact that tnu
compares with arentnl of 70,000 In tue
previous year, ari Insignificant Increase,
after Incessant canvassing, of only $5,000.
But It has cost JlO.ono to gbln this Increase,
as the working expenditure has been I1H0,-
000, compared with J170.0O0 In the corre
sponding period. After bringing forward
the proportion of rentals In 1904-5 applicable
to 19H6-S, and deducting the rentals received
n 1906- applicable to l!i-7, ttnd after ndd
ng sundry receipts amounting to J13.500,
the sum of revenue appears as 23ft.noo, as
compared with $275,000. The working ex
penditure has been $lS3,0no, which, being
deducted, leaves the net revenue about the
same as last year. The Interest to loans
fund and the sinking fund have, however,
to be paid out of this, and the sum re
quired this year is $100,nno, as compared
with $95,000 at last balance. Thus, while
1904-5 accounts showed a balance called a
surplus of $7,600, which was carried to gen
eral depreciation fund, the present ac
counts show a nomlnaf surplus of only
$240. which Is also generously transferred
to depreciation account.
In any event, it Is Interesting to note
that, the municipal telephone system Is
about to end. The stores, tools and move.
ble property are to be taken over by the
postofflce at a valuation, but whether the
valuation will come up to the book entries
remains to be seen. The telephone com
mittee says that the loss to be sustained
by the sale of the postofflce Is estimated
at $76,000, but that "this loss, although a
matter of regret, la Insignificant In com
parison with the benefit reaped by the
telephone users in Glasgow, and Indirectly
by the community at large, from the
cheaper and better service they have en
Joyed as the result of the establishment of
the corporation telephone service."
HIGH FINANCE CRITICISED
London Times Hns Editorial on He.
cent Deal In Pnrlflo Rail
LONDON, Sept. l$.-(Speclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) The London Times continues
Ita attacks upon "Frenaled Finance" in
connection with American railroads. Says
the "Thunderer" In a recent editorial;
The recfsot action of ehe1 rrouD of Amerl
can maarnetea who ron-ml th t'nin p.
clflo and Southern Paolrt systems haa once
more raise a a question ' which has often
troubled business men, and, till more, peo
ple not engaged In business but owning In-
In the opinion of many observers, the
American railway, dividends mentioned
were aeciared in order to carry out
scheme for "making a market to sell on
a market In which not onlv Union nil
Southern Pacific aharea would be In strong
iirimuiu. dui in wnien many otner aecuri
ties would be saleable. In virtue of that
mysterious, but real, market force known
aa "sympathy." The theory' of these critics
was that for some time past the "mag
nates" had had on their hand more stock
than they were prepared to hold, owing
partly to the remarkable activity of trade
and Industry In the United States, whu-h
makes It worth men s while to Invest their
profits In their own businesses, and partly
to the fear felt by the large speculative
section of the American public that prices
were "about as high aa they were likely
to go." In other words, the magnates had
not, on this view of the case, succeeded In
creating the conditions In which M would
be possible for them to "get out" of a
fair portion of what they had been hold
ing. Like other theories which sttrlbute
abnormally wicked designs to "capitalist,"
this explanation of what has occurred
leaves something to be desired. In the
United States, the fear of "not making
money," which Carlyle. In hie haste, said
waa the "hell of the English, " Is. no doubt,
a more potent stimulus to unscrupulous
business tactics thsn it ia here, and these
dividend declarations were In excess of
what waa thought probabls, but we have
often heard criticisms of a quite opposite
character on American railway finance,
namely, that those who control the lines
are In the habit of not distributing to the
shareholders what has been fairly earned.
WATT TO RECEIVE CLEMENCY
Former Member of Parliament to Be
Released After Yenr In
LONDON. Sept. .-(Speclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) Mr. Gladstone, the home sec
retary, has decided to release after one
year's imprisonment Mr. Hugh Watt, ex
member of Parliament, who on December
$1 lost was sentenced, after a famous trial,
to five year's imprisonment for Inciting
certain persons to murder his first wife,
Mrs. Julia Watt, from whom he waa di
vorced. Messrs. Michael Abrahams, Sons at Co.,
have received the decision of the Home
office. Together with Mr. Horatio Bottom
ley, M. P., they had been working for a
reduction of the aentenoe ever since the
trial. They appealed on the grounds of
the admittedly unreliable character of the
evidence Of the witness for the prosecu
tion. Questions were raised In Parliament,
especially as to the witness Light foot,
who waa sent to Canada, and twice their
appeal was refused, Mr. Gladstone stating
that he saw no reason for Interference.
Their last application has Just been
Mr. Hugh Watt is at Parkhurst In fair
phylcal health, but hi. eye. are giving
him trouble. On nta release, which is ex-
Ipected about rn end or November, he will!
go abroad to consult an American oculist I
I Mr. Bottomley has received a letter from
' Lady Violet WaK thanking him for his
successful effort on behalf of
MOZART'S VIOLIN IS FOUND
Instrument uppee to Be In Bug.
land le DUoovered In Aastrlaa
VIENNA. Bept. 15. (Bpeclal Cablegram to
j The Bee. The violin which Mosart used
' to play at Til concerts haa been found In
Correspondence and other document
prove the Instrument to be genuine. Hith
erto It haa been supposed that the Instru
ment was in England. The vloUa la a
Itei&er of great value.
MUELLER LAW VALID
Chicago iConrt Upholdi Law Authorising:
Purchase of . Traction Line,
COMPLETE VICTORY FOR THE CITY
Law and Ordinances' Bated Upon it De
clared Good by Judge windet.
ATTEMPT TO PREVENT BOND ISSUE
Bill Filed by Interested Parties' Diimiesed
for Want of Equity.
CASETOBE APPEALED TO SUPREMEC0URT
That Body Will Begin the Con
sideration of It Next Month
Attorneys for City
CHICAGO. Sept. 15.-Judge Thomas O.
Wlndes, In the circuit court today, decided
In favor of the city of Chicago In the In
junction suit based nn the Mueller law,
which provides for the Issuance of $76,000,000
worth of railway certificates by the city.
The law was declared constitutional by the
court, who also held that subsequent ordi
nances regarding the purchase and opera
tion of the street railways, passed by the
city, are In compliance with the law.
The decision Is a complete victory for
the city, the court holding sgalnst every
point advanced by the complainants In
their bill, which was dismissed for want
Purpose of Len-lslntnre. .
The court pointed out that It was the
evident purpose of the legislature and of
the Chicago city council in the laws and
ordinances passed by these bodies to give
the city the right to municipal ownership
of the street railways. Regarding the al
leged unconstitutionality of the Mueller
law, the court declared that while there
may be In some points a doubt as to the
Intent of the legislature, he believed the
doubt should favor what appeared to be
the Intent of the legislature In enacting
The attorneys for the city were Jubilant
because of the decision, claiming that the
court had upheld their contentions In every
respect. The case will now be' appealed
to the state supreme court, which will take
It under advisement next month.
Uw Attacked by Taxpayers.
The attack upon the constitutionality of
the Mueller law waa made by certain tax
payers, who desired to restrain the city
authorities from executing any mortgage.
trust deed or street railway certificates;
the money from which was to be used for
nurchase of the street railways of the city,
The court was asked to declare void1 cer
tain ordinances, which declared that the
city should Issue ' the certificates In an
amount not exceeding $76,400,000 and pro.
ceed to purchase and operate the atreet
It waa also asked ' of the court that It
pass upon' the constitutionality of the law
Itself. The city . filed, a 1 demurrer to the
bill of the complainants and the decision
of-Juda Wlndes . today not only upheld
the constitutionality of the law, but de.
clared. that ordinances passed by the el'y
are right and proper, and then dismissed
for want of equity the bill of the com
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Senator Clark Make Trip to New
Hampshire to Consult with Sec
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Bept. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Clark of Wyoming haa
gone to New Hampshire for an interview
with Secretary Hitchcock In relation to af.
fair In Indian Territory and the five civil
ised tribe. A special committee of the
senate has been appointed with the broad
eat of powers to Investigate the affairs of
the Indians with especial reference to oil
and coal leaaes. Acting Secretary Ryan
haa pledged the department to give the sen
ate select committee every possible facil
ity to make ah exhaustive investigation of
to emphasise, this position of the depart-
ment Senator Clark desires to ascertain
Secretary Hitchcock's views at first hand
so that the committee may b guided In
Its Investigations by the position of the
secretary of the Interior on the matters at
8. B. Hohmann of Lincoln, one of the
party of "Home Folks" present to welcome
William Jennings Bryan at New York re
cently, spent the day In Washington and
leavea for home tomorrow morning. Mr.
Hohmann since the celebration In New
York attendant upon the arrival of Mr.
Bryan haa mode a tour of a number of
Rural Carriers Appointed Iowa: Latta,
route L Alvln J. Wlschmeler. carrier; Ar
thur C. Wlschmeler, substitute; Plalnfleld,
route t, Ernest C- Hall, carrier; Warren
F. Hall, substitute South Dakota: Platte,
rout i. Albert E. Brown, carrier; Harry
A. Simons, substitute.
W. A. Lyons of South Omaha, 8. D. Brim
ball. Redfleld. 8. D., and Irving B. Parter,
Orange City, Ia., have been appointed vet
erinary Inspectors in the bureau of animal
Industry of the Agricultural department
STATE POLITICS DISCUSSED
New York Leader Confer with
President a f Situation
OTBTER BAY, Sept. 15.-New York stt
politics was discussed at a political lunch
eon at Sagamore Hill today.
President Roosevelt was the host and
Representative James F. Sherman, chair-
; man or tne repuoucan congressional coin-
ml,ee; former Lieutenant Governor Wood-
ruff and Albert Shaw were guests.
It was said Mr. Woodruff was present
that he might receive the aid of Prealdent
i Roosevelt In his fight agalnat the forces
' of State Chairman Odell In Brooklyn. Mr.
Woodruff said the republicans would noml-
I nate for governor a man who would re
ceive the endoraement of the state na
tional administration. He said he under
stood Governor Hlgglna did not care to
enter the race. Mr. 'Sherman aaid he did
not know exactly why be was called to
Sagamore Hill at thla time.
Roek Island Dividend.
NEW YORK. Sept. M.-It was announced
In thla city today that the Chicago. Hock
Island A Patifte ha declared a dividend of
$ per cent. This compare with a last
previous dividend of 1 per cent paid three
rrost In New York.
BALIjBTON. N. T.. Sept. U.-Th mer
cury dropped forty derees during last
nlaht and waa followed by In a flrmt h
i (rest Of the aeaaoa ' bare.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Bonder,
Except Shorrers In Southwest Por
tion. Monday Fair,
NRWS ftKCTION Tnelre rages.
1 Rllakt Rnlna Irish Potato Crop.
Cklnn Is Still Waiting Resell.
Chicago Wins n Legal Bottle.
Cubans Desire Intervention.
Rryan Apeak In Virginia.
General Trepolf Dlea Snddenly.
.1 News from All Parts of Nebraska.
Commission Derides Cotton Case.
4 Big Plane for Ak-Sar-Ben Times.
gtlekney'a Views nn New Rate Un
Edna Irvine n Populnr tilrl.
h Synod Takea Over Tablthn Home.
U Paat Week In Omaha Society.
Woman in tlnb nnd Charity.
T Shew Make Reply to Brynn.
ft Sporting F.venta of the Day.
A C'nrnhoaker gqnnd Now In Practice
t Cornhnsker )o.uhl Now In Practice
Alaskan Steamer la on the Rocka.
lO Prise List of Omaha Horse Show.
It Council man's and Iowa News.
12 Prof. Keln Has Ills Troubles.
Death la Charges Is to Boys.
EDITORIAL SECTION Ten Pngee.
8 Timely Real Estate Topic.
Rebuilding of San Francisco.
Conveniences In Modern Kitchens.
Cement Now Being Generally I eed.
4 Want Ads.
5 Want Ads.
6 Wnnt Ads.
T Wont Ad.
Jetter Sell Big Tract of Lnnd.
8 Financial nnd Commercial.
9 Flnnnrlnl nnd Commercial.
HALF-TONE SECTION Ten Page.
1 Bryan on the Rasslnn Damn.
2 Weldenanir Trip Through Greece.
8 Gossip of Piny nnd Player.
Mnslc.and Musical Matters.
4 fiermnn Veteran nt Reanlon.
Krngs' Uoldrn Wedding Anni
versary. 5 James J. HIlLand Hi Railroad.
Revolution In Local Dry Uooda.
e Woman i . Her Way nnd Her World.
T Social In rest of Italian People.
New "Black Pope" le Elected,
ft In the Field of Electricity.,'
When Love Act Qneerly.
A Weekly Grist of Sporting Gossip,
lO Stories Told of Little Folke.
COLOR SECTION Four Page.
1 Brer Rabbit Work a Gold Mine.
a Scientist Say We Are All Craay.
8 Making Over of nn Old Honae.
. New Lengthe for Women'a Skirt
4 Mary and little Lamb Vp to Date.
Bub, He Always Get the Blame.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday I
Hour. Deg. Hour. Del.
ft a. m SH 1 p. m aa
r) a. m M 1 p. m A
7 n. m AH 3 p. m K
8 a. m . ...... T 1 4 p. m ..... . 8T
a. m ..... . T8 ,8 p. m ..... . 8T
10 n. m T4 8 p. m ..... ftA
11 I, n Tft T p. m 88
131 m.... 80
COLORADO SLATE UNBROKEN
Republican Convention tn Centennlnl
State . Complete It Ticket
DENVER, Colo.,. Sept.. 15. The repa-
lloan state convention completed Its work
today and adjourned Bine die. The ticket
named waa chosen by the leaders and an
unavailing' effort was made to break the
slate in several place. A notable Instanoe
waa the choice of Chief Justice William H.
Gabbert for renomlnatlon for a place on
the supreme court bench. His opponents
charged that he was not a republican, but
an avowed democrat, and his supporter
replied with the argument that he was
"bigger than the . republican party," being
an American who believed in upholding the
law and maintaining order. The full ticket
Governor Phillip B. Stewart, El Paso
Lieutenant Governor E. R. Harper, Gun
Secretary of State Timothy O'Connor,
State Auditor George 43. Statler, Weld
Attorney General William H. Dickson,
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State University Regent Charles R.
Dudley, Denver county, and James C. Bell,
Las Animas county.
Justices of the Supreme Court William
H. Gabbert, San Miguel county, and
Charles F. Caswell, Mesa county.
Congressman-at-Large George W. Cook,
THREE DROWN ON LAUNCH
Boat with Disabled Engine Drlfte
All Night nnd Tug Re
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. Three person,
two women and a man, were drowned in
the lower bay early today when the
naptha launch Sausage, which hod drifted
helplessly all night with disabled engines,
collided with the second scow of a tow
In charge of a tug which had been ap
pealed to for aid, but refused to atop.
There were eight persons in the7 launch
at the time, but four of 'them, three men
and one woman, were rescued by a passing
craft soon after the accident.
When these rescue were mad, no one
else was in sight and it was thought four
persons had -lost their lives, but at noou
today one of the women thought' to have
gone down. Miss Fannie Day, was brought
boms In a pitiable condition. Being an
expert swimmer, she had floated In the bay
for hours. She became unconscious and
knew nothing further until revived on tbe
deck of a tug boat which had picked her
up. The woman recovered soon after the
Sausage capslsed wss Mabel Cook. Tbe
, ,h. Mrmn. wnuM not
l!. 1! ZZTVJZJZ?
be divulged by those who were rescued.
Mlas Day and Mia Cook are both em.
ployed In a department store.
WINT FAVORS THE CANTEEN
General Stationed at Omaha Say that
Old System Worked for
WASHINGTON, Sept. lt.-Brlgadler Gen
eral Theodore J. Wlnt, commanding the
Department of the Missouri, ha reported
to the War department that. In hi opinion,
the canteen should be restored at army
poets. H says:
The demorslixlng Influence of the resort
surrounding pocjs cannot be too atrongly
empheslsed, giving rise as It does to a
large proportion of the most serious of
fenses and 'practically all those with
penitentiary confinements, a condition
chargeable In a great measure. In the opin
ion of the Judge advocate, to the prohibi
tion placed upon the post exchange.
CLAD HAND EXTENDED
Cuban CfSoiala Are Ready to Welcorxii
INTERVENTION VilL BE WELCOMED
Havana Oititeni See ia it Only Ouaraity
of Permanent Peace.
SPECULATION AS TO PROBABLE METHODS
Belief that Some Porm of Permanent
Control it Neoeitary. '
VETERANS VOICE ONLY OBJECTION HEARD
Permanent Settlement of Trouble
Greatest Desire on Pnrt of Pen
pie of Islnnd, Regard
less af Methods.
HAVANA. Sept 15.-The American
cruiser Des Moines arrived i.ere this morn
ing. All on board are well.
TACOMA, Sept. 16 General Frederick
Funston haa been ordered to Washington
without delay. The order Is supposed to
be In connection with th eltuatluu in
HAVANA. Sept. 15. President Roosevelt'!
declaration that It la Imperative that hos
tilities cease and arrangements be made to
secure the permanent pacification of Cuba,
is re-echoed enthusiastically on all sides.
Everybody Is gratified at thla clear declara
tion, and the faot that Secretary Taft and.
Acting Secretary of State Bacon are to be
sent to render aid to the Islanders. A few
of Xhe leaders of the moderates are of the
opinion that Secretary Taft will settle
the matter within one week on some baala
of division of offices, etc., but to get th
rebels to agree to anything which shall In
clude the retention of President Palma'a
administration 1 a serious conundrum.
All speculation up to the present time
leads toward the discussion of some form
of permanent American control or guaran
tee of peace and order as the only true
solution of the difficulty.
A correspondent of th Associated Press,
wha has Just returned from the front In
Plnar del Rio province, where he visited
both the Insurgent and government troops,
reports that almost all that region sympa
thises with the rebels, but not to th ex
tent of handing the reins of government
to them. The almost universal consensua
of opinion throughout the province Is for
American intervention, and It Is believed
that the country will never see settled
conditions in any other way. The same
sentiment prevail among the rank and file
of the government troops.
Letter Create Interest.
The letter of President Roosevelt
to Senor de Quesada, the Cuban mln- -Ister,
la ' the great topto of the day
among Cubans and . foreigner - alike.
Far from considering his reference to
American Intervention something to be
dreaded. It Is almost universally regarded
w , u v ii jm i ucniiKwic via uiiiiiia.iil'lt jiu.-
alble of the trouble. There are some per
sona who do not agree with thi view, but
they are very rare. All the business In
terest are anxious for Intervention and
even the politician admit that this would
be the best outcome. The Associated Press
correspondent haa Information that some of
the government officials who were close
to President Palma privately welcome tbe
idea and that the president himself de
sire protection, though not permanent In
tervention. The general opinion among Cuban busi
ness men today Is that intervention ia th
most desirable thing which can be sug
gested and their only fear la that it may
be only temporary. There Is a somewhat
marked feeling of disappointment among
th veterans that intervention Is possible
or Imminent. Th veterans, for sentimental
reasons, would regret to see Cuba aoritlc
It sovereignty In even a small, degree.
This feeling, however, is offset by the
universal desire for a permanent settle
ment of th trouble and for a govern
ment which can be relied on to preserve
peace under' all circumstance.
Government Win Victory.
Government force hsve won a victory
over the rebels at a point close to Havana.
General Rodrlgues, with 400 rural guards
men, attacked the rebels under General
Del Castillo and Colonels Asbert and
Acoaia, 1,000 strong, at AJawa, twelve miles
south of Havana. After a atubborn fight
the rebels were dispersed. Eight of their .
number were kllied and twenty-three were
wounded. Of ' the guardsmen one was
killed and thirteen were wounded.
General Rodrlgues returned to Havana
this moralnug. There Is considerable spec
ulation as to why the enemy was not pur
sued. Heavy fighting Is reported near ElCsno,
ten miles southwest of Havana. No detail
have yet been received. i
A force of rebels yesterday., destroyed
two stone bridges over a highway near
The commander of the Crespedes. a coast
guard vessel, has been arrested for negli
gence in allowing ammunition for th revo
lutionists to be landed near Rioa.
Santiago I Excited.
Eduardo Chibas, a prominent resident
of Santiago, said to the Associated Press
"The entire province . of Santiago will
hurst Into revolt unless th United Statee
Intervenes Immediately. There must be
a protectorate or there will be no perma
nent peace i Cuba."
The revolutionists attacked the town of
San Domingo, in Santa Clara province, at 5
o'clock this morning, but were repulsed
by the garrison of militiamen and national
guards. One rural guard, two militiamen
and three of the revolutionists were killed.
Five rural guard and one militiaman were
wounded. One of the Insurgent who wo
killed was Colonel Motejo. The govern
ment troop captured two prisoners and
Force at rienfuego.
viButvnmu D.nf is a..r.i.M eA4
.l.,..V. 1 .., M.WIJ . 1. 1
and Acting Secretary Bacon were expected
to arrive from Oyster Bay today. Secre
tary Bonaparte will not be here until Mon
day and the affairs of the Navy department
era In charge of Admiral Converse, who la
acting secretary. No definite arrangement
have been mode regarding the naval vessel
which will take Secretary Taft and Mr.
Bacon to Havana from Key West.
A cabje dispatch was received from Cim
fuegos todsy announcing the arrival or tho
Marietta at thst place yesterday l.avr
another dispatch from Commander Fulham
of the Marietta stated that a force hnd
been landed from th ship at Clenguegos
to protect augsr plantations. , which wro
A telegram alao wo received today from
Mr. Atkins of tbe Constanola estate, near
Clenfuegoa, announcing that laatuwana
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