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THE OMAHA DEE
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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 26.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER lf, 1906-RIX SECTIONS-FIFTY-SIX PAGES.
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- PLUMtl 1 IDEA LAME
Irish Take Exceptions to ttu Industrial
Flai af tie Omaha Landlord.
BRITISH VETO ALLEGED TO BE SHOWN
Inland it Kot Permitted to Compete with
Factories in Sootlacd.
OPERATION OF SOCIETY CRITICIZED
Agricultural Organisation. Said to Ooapota
with rirma in Trad.
MATTER MAY BE HEARD IN COURT
School Question la Involved . la the
General Proposition to Determine
Scope of Work ol tbt
DUBLIN, Dec. 15. 8peelal.-Slr Horace
Plunkett ha given the key to hla self
satisfaction over the results of hla labor
a a departmental chief In hla explanation
. of the collapse of the Sllgo furniture fac
tory, for which capital aubBcrtptlona were
Invited In the prospectus on the plea that
It "waa beln run under the auspices of the
department." The department had nothing
to do with tt, he haa explained to the de
partmental commission. True, he and sev
eral of the d tartmental offlclala were In
tereated In It and their expenses In con
nection with It were paid oat of the de
partmental funda. But their Interest waa
not aolely concerned with the question of
"There muat necessarily be," he Bays,
"during the experimental period a large
number of fallurea. but the difficulty waa
to get men of auch public spirit aa Mr.
Itourke Cockrah who would come forward
and take the rlak of recognizing the value
of a negative result."
Negative result do not. however, appear
to satisfy the dealrea of the Iriah people.
Sir Horace Plunkett haa explained to Mr.
Micks that the department should not take
up any Industrial effort that would com
pete with an existing Industry. He arguea
that the department la at full liberty to
contribute lta funda to the Irish Agrlcul
' tural Organisation, society, which la devot
ing ttaelf to the organisation of InduBtrlea
In competition with exlatlng lnduatriea, but
these latter Industrlea are flourishing Iriah
lnduatriea. What Blr Horace meana. It la
believed, la that the department must not
take up any Induatrlal effort that would
compete with an exlatlng British industry.
Brltlsk Veto Evident.
Ita experiments are apparently to be sub
ject to a British veto and that la not liked
here. Aa Mr. Bonar Law put down the
Drogheda Jam factory at the beheat of the
Dundee Jam makers, ao the endeavore after
Industrial regeneration of Ireland muat
s-fT under thla popularly contronea aepnmmn
be. It la alleged, "always conducted wnn
an tye to superior British Interests."
Though the East Indian may make hla own
cotton the Irishman, It la claimed, may not
ue assisted In making his own Jam. .
The Question of whether the funda of tha
department ahall continue to be .apent
throuah the Irish Agricultural Organiia-
tlon aoclety la being considered at a meet
big of the council of agriculture, to which
the board haa referred the matter. Mr.
Oerald Balfour haa repudiated the pledge
Waiuh be gave when the bill waa passing
f&Iwucto the House of Commona that the
funds would not be ao applied. The law
officers have yet to determine whether the
amendment Introduced by Mr. Gerald Bal
four himself under pressur from Mr. Dil
lon la consistent with auch aubventlona. It
preveuta aubventlona to aocletlea engaged
in trade and the Iriah Agricultural Organ
lxatlon aoclety. which haa met the deficit
of the Irish Wholesale aoclety and pub
lishes a newspaper partly out of th funda
auppllcd by the Boar of Agriculture, haa
to prove that It la not a trading aoclety.
The law officer may be aaved oonaldarable
trouble by the final decision of th Coun
cil of Agriculture ,
taettoa at Bdacatloa.
-Mora serious than any of th problem
raised by the departmental Inquiry la the
Jt Quoatlon raiaed by th blehop of Limerick.
is whether under th gula
of preparing th way for technical educa
tion th department 1 to Invade th field
of geneial education and establish ther
secular Institution for ordinary primary
education, from which religion will b
either excluded or In which It will be
tolerated by allowing external
preacher. Th preparatory trade achool 1
the name under wnicn ineaa iu.u.w.
.r. bain- Introduced. It la claimed that
ther la nothing of trad about them; that
they are primary school doing th work
of ordinary general duoatlou, and that
at auch they will b teadily fought by the
rutholle Interest of Ireland.
Th report of th oommlaaloner of tha
on and Inland ftaherlea of Ireland la re
garded aa an encouraging document by
tit expert upon Ihla particular ubjct.
Tha denartmanl haa continued lta policy of
assisting la th artificial propagation of
salmon and trout. During th season l-4
th output from th different hatcherle
wa 7.790.7M. again a,67b,60 In th pre
vious season. Meanwhile It 1 regarded a
a little disappointing to find that In Ire
land, unllk America, thes hatohery opera
tione have heretofore resulted In no marked
Improvement In th salmon or trout flah
erlea Tha year 19oS waa a very good on
from th fisherman's point of view, accord
ing to the report,
The amount of sea
fish landed ahowa above th average.
Omitting shell fish, nearly 1.000.000 hundred-
weight were taken and If ahell fish la In-
eluded the total money received by Baher-
Men amounted to more than 12,0iX).0mx Th
'ssel employed In the naharlea abow a
tendency to di-creaae In numbers, but to
Increase In sue. The change ha not,
tha number of person employed during th
rr Dahlia Beautiful.
A vary Interesting discussion Is now
going on in th dally papers as to bow
beet to make Dublin more beautiful. On
suggestion Is to remove Nelson's Pillar to
I j th park or elsewhere. Two propoaala have
yy-' aim) been made with regard to O'Connell
Bridge one to erect a fountain th other
to have electric light put Into the old
lamps. Tha former seem acarcely feas
ible, but th tatter might be carried out
at little coat, and would. It la believed. Im
mensely Improve tha appearence of that
pxrt of the city at night
All of th Irish member of th Hou
of Commons, trresi-eottve of party, bave
i-nd the following petition to tha prime
"We, the nnderalgi
S K nut k Irehtnd, are
I iimval of th prohibit
Igned member, repre.
111 laioi Ul in re
hlbitlon on tobaoro-grow-
lr.g in Ireland and trust thai Ifc bill be
f -re tVrlUmvtit may be given facilities b
the government st an early day."
At the Plonncr Total Abstinence league
iCvniluued on Fourth Page.)
TAPESTRY THIEVES BOLD
With Forged Ordera Parts' Soeeeene
la Getting; Many Valuable
PARI 8, Deo. IB (Special. ) According to
all accounts the theft of Gobelin tapestries
from the chateau of Comte Derthler de
vVagram, near Thlonvllle, waa more daring
than the theft recenUy committed at the
Rothschild chateau and the trick played
by the thlevea savors greatly of the meth
ods of the now far-famed German Kopenlo
captain who made the so'.dlers of the Ger
man army aid him in hobblng the mayor.
The story Is that two men whom nobody
had een there before arrived at Thlon
vllle and hired three of the best cabinet
maker In the town, saying that they had
been commissioned to take away aome
valuable tapestries from the chateau, for
which they needed the moat expert hands,
and showed letters purporting to be from
Comte de Wagram. They proceeded, ac
companied by these skilled workmen, to
the Chateau c la Grange, owned by the
comte, and which contained some valuable
collections of furniture and tapestries.
They ahowed their lettera to the servitors,
the chief caretakers being absent, and were
allowed to proceed. Tney ordered the work
men to take from the walla several Una
panels of Gobelin tapestry worth $23,000.
It waa done with great precaution and after
the tapestries were carefully packed they
had them taken to the station. "When the
chief caretaker returnej from a shooting
excursion In the evening he waa surprised
at what had happened and immediately
telegraphed to Comte de Wagram In Parla.
The latter anawered that he had given no
auch order. Meanwhile the thieves had
found a suitable train and had left with
their valuable acqulaltlon. The railway
employes say that they took the train for
Oatend and It Is believed that they are now
en route to America.
SMIT WANTS NEW TRIAL
Rrsndna of Late "Oom Paul" Kreger
Would Raeape Sentence for
PRETORIA, Dec. 15. (Special.) Efforts
are being made to aecure a new trial for
6tephanus Paul Kruger Smlt, grandson of
the lnte President Kruger, who haa been
found guilty of murdering Hermann Davis.
The claim la that he la Insane and la t
be Imprisoned during the governor's pleas
ure, but Smlt haa succeeded In Impressing
some of his friends that he Is sane but
Innocent of any real Intent to be drawn
Into any murder. Smlt had been In negotia
tions with Davis, who claimed to know of
burled treasure worth HG0.000, and together
they drove off together from Pretoria to
Deaport to take possession of the gold.
It Is now claimed that the murder was
committed by strangers, but Smlt, know
Ing how deeply he waa Involved In the
frauds, bocama afraid to tell, fearing
punishment by reason of the frauds alone,
Ther were many mysterious thing con
nected with the case and many Incidents
which have not been cleared up. The fact
la not denied that the cart used by Smlt
on the night of the travel In search of the
gold waa found spattered with blood stains.
The veldt waa acoured when Davie failed
to show up, and his body wss discovered
In a lonely spot elx miles from Pretoria
with four bullet wounds In the head and
tha neck, and yet In spite of all of these
damaging facts there are many circum
stances which tend to make It appear aa
though Bmit could not poaelbly have com
mltted the murder.
LIFE IN THE FAR NORTH
Captain Amundsen Telia of Plana
Adopted to Keep Hla Party
CHRISTIAN! A, Dec. 15. (Speclal.)-Cap-
taln Amundsen, In an account of his nota
ble achievements In making th Northwest
passage says few of the Esquimaux whom
the expedition met had ever en whit
people and that they naturally regarded
them as superior beings.
The monotony of the voyage waa auch
that even th singing cook who was taken
on board at Nome became a bora after
the first forty-eight hours. Still all festi
vals, such as birthdays, Christmas, Baster
and Whltsun were kept, cakes being baked
and served up. Cigars ran short during
the expedition and members of th party
were obliged to fall back upon the tobacoo
purchased at Nome.
Nearly all had taken with them Christ
mas parcels marked with the respective
years, given by members of family and
friends before departure. These were
opened upon th proper holiday and dls
cussed with aa much interest as though
they were prise hampers Just received from
home. In this way and In many other Tit
tle way did the captain try to alleviate
th monotony of th voyage.
of Spala Iutereated In Case
t Settlo Eatat f
PARIS, Deo. IB. (Special.) -A Bourbon
lawsuit In which tha namea of aome of th
most dlettng-ulBhed members of that family.
Including King Alfonso XIII of Spain,
appear, la now being ventilated before the
First Chamber of the Civil Tribunal of tbo
Th suit date bauk to 1S7S and refer
to th estates of Queen Christine of
i gpujn, prlnctaa de Bourbon, daughter of
jraneol i, king of the Two Hiclllea, born
in 1808. She died at Havre on August 22.
i i(r;g Kt)(j waa the grandmother of the king
I Bpaln. She left considerable estates In
I Franc which are claimed on the one hand
Dy Prino Don Flllppe del Drago, Fer-
dlnand del Drago,
prlncesa of Atunl;
del Drago, count of
T L '"l?' "1
Giovanni del Drago, and on the other
hand by King Alfoneo XIII of Spiin. Prl
hand by mng Aiionso .viu oi np-un, mn-
-i r.nn. a nmirhon Princa and Prin
clpe Carina de Bouroon, pnnc ana prln-
T .m 1 1 VtA ' ni rA if TtAVAiHa Cnm.
c-ss Louis Ferdinand of Bavaria. Com
teas da Parla Due de Galllera and a doaei. ;
man. bars beside th Bourbon family.
PEASANTS ARE EXCITED
Religious Fanaticism Follows a
Peeullar Form of Fangne Growth
ANTWERP. Dee. 16 (Special.)-Rellglou
fanaticism and superstition ars running
riot at Borgerhout, a suburb of Antwerp,
hera a curloua fungus groat h on rotten
J planks has taken the form of tha familiar
I .t.tuettes of the Virgin Mary and Child.
Th. Ul,orant Douuluce. nf course H,im
- .. h lt.il wrn.i.ht
priests i:ave denounced the auperstltion,
rlilml g that tho Incidents are du en
I llrcly to natural caimes, hut th Incident
! still clings In the minds of th peasant
In spl' of all that ha been don In et-
tempt to erudlcat tt. superstition.
TROUBLE FOR Cl'"!!
Stormy Timet faid V
Vatiean in ' ? .trie.
Germany ia Expecteu to Be Scene of the
FREE MASONS COME IN FOR THEIR SHARE
Distinction Between Masons of Eonth and
Thote of America.
LINE DRAWN BETWEEN RICH AND POOR
Impending; Contest, Which May
Include All En rope, Socialists
Coant on Drawing; from
ROME, Dec. 15 (Special.) It begins to
appear aa though stormy times are await-
ng the Vatican. Theological experts to
coin an expressive phrase are saying that
the whole organization and aystem of the
Roman Catholic church are likely to be
subjected to a strain more severe than they
have experienced since the great trials and
tempests of the reformation. This, It
should be explained, la not the fault of the
church; It la not the fault of the adminis
tration of affalra as now carried on. If It
must be charged up against anything it la
to be charged up against the general feel
ing of unrest which prevails in so many
of the countries of the world, and for the
prevalence of this feeling of unrest, almost
world lde as It appears to be. It would be
manifestly unfair to hold the pope or his
Some of the theological experts profess to
find the greatest menace to the authority
of the church in the growing tide of social
ism. Heretofore, no matter what the
periods of storm and stress, even during
the darkest hours of the reformation period,
the pope could always rely upon a large
percentage of th working-men, If the lnbor
era of that period may be so styled, for the
purpose of making the parallel plain. The
Catholic church has always been strongest
among the poor ia strongest among the
poor even to the present day. But the
socialistic propaganda which has awept
over so many of the European countries
appears to take Into Its ranks all of the
poor almost without exception. Indeed, It
is the boast of the international socialists
that the great middle class la rapidly being
wiped out of existence and that soon there
will be only the very poor and the very
rich, and It Is argued that the socialists
will get 99 per cent of the very poor and
thut they will outnumber the so-called ex
ploiting classes ten to one. These argu
ments are used merely for th purpose of
making plain the situation aa It appears
today from the point of view of .many
persona who have given their entire Uvea
to the study of toplca akin to these.
Soelallata Are Blamed.
A great many loyal Catholics are dis
posed to charge the troubles through which
the church is passing in the republic of
Franco and In countries possessing a more
autocratic ' form' of government Spain,
Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria,
Servla, and. In fact, all of the Balkan
stales up to the ancient and the old-tim
enemy cf th Church of Rome th Free
Masons. And when tha word "rrea Ma
ro., "" -
la used In thla connection It should'.". - . -. ...-u. -
be understood that It haa a meaning en
tirely foreign to th meaning used by
lodges of that order In England and
America. The rude organlxatlons which
have for centuries existed In the south of
Europe have little In common with th
order, of which th king of England 1
the head. But no matter whether some of
these offshoot from Freemasonry are re
sponsible for aom of the agitations which
have been carried on against the prlesta
and the bishops or not, the fact remalna
that th agitation do exist. And the
Vatican ha at times been extremely
troubled at th way thing have been
going In aome of the greater cltle of
Franc and th Latin union countries.
Th situation has perhaps reached a
more critical stag In Germany than in
any other European country, for the reason
that the growth of socialism haa been
more pronounced there than elsewhere. To
those who remember the daya of the elder
Bismarck It aeema almost Impossible that
even a friendly undertaking could exist
between tha German emperor and the Vati
can, tmiy a tew years cmpwu since
the priests were being driven out or the
country with th authority of a German
kaiser in far worse fashion than they are !
being treated today In France. But those
who got a glimpse of things behind th
scene In th chancellories of Europe do
not hesitate to say that there Is a work
ing agreement between the Vatican and
the kaiser for the suppression of social
ism. The kaiser Is being forced to rely
more and more, year by year, upon the
clerlcala to aecur th enormous approp.la -
tlona for nia pel projects oi a iarg army
and navy things which are being fought
In all legitimate waya possible by
worklngmen and the Bociallata of hla
realm. Just what tha effect will be upon
th mind of th worklngme of ocr.t::ur.til
Europe, If It should become apparent that
the pop 1 working with the crowned
bead of Europe In this way. It Is difficult
to say, for the reason that never before
has the church ranged Iteelf squarely oh
the side of th rulers and against the
poorer clasaea. Indeed, the Catholic church
has been bitterly accused of caring Insanely
for the poor by Ita arch enemlea.
Conteata May Bo Bitter.
In the event of a aquar conflict between
the 4.000 OuO aoclallaU of Germany and the
Vatican and the kaiser It is difficult to de
! termin. Ju.t what ,h. na. u. .might
" , be, even If there should oe no resort to the a.lthorKlee will give him any more In-n-
t ,..(., i ik. Hkufttinn il .1 nA, m . ...
i . vrf uinlv the situation could not lt
i Certainly me snuauon couiu not rau
. . many ores perhaps a condition
of affair akin to that caused by th fact
that Father McOlynn adhered to the cause
of Henry George end th single tax move
ment In New Tork City In opposition to
churchly authority. It wa year and yeara
before th friction caused by thla event
healed over, even In Rom Itself.
Next to France, where the contest be
tween the local authorttlea and the church
authorities la going on all tha time the crnin4- th mental condition of the Servian
atorm center today would appear to b crown prince. His lateat escaped 1 oom
Bpaln. For. whll th groundwork haa per- j mon property here at tha capital.
hup been lata tor a tar greater atruggie
In Germany laUl on. It I In Spain where
th lateet trouble hav broken out. The
liberal statesmen In Bpaln ars constantly
seeking to impress upon tne mind of the
young king that thers Is sn alliance theru
between the church authorities and the
Carllsts and ths reactionaries. Vndoubt
edly thers la a tendency to exaggerate
these things not one-half th reports re-
celved here In regard to the aituatlon In
ICoulinued on rouiiu fagtj
CREDITORS AFTER MME. GOULD
French Money Leaders Assert She
Waa a Extravagant a Her
PARIS, Dec. 15 (8pnlal.)-CreditorS of
Count Bont de CaMellane, reallxlng that
the divorce haa left him practically pen
niless, are making a tremendoua onslaught
upon the late countess and are dlnoaed to
hold her responsible for th debts. They
are bothering her In all of the little ways
which the law permits under those circum
stances. In one of the recent suits brought
by the creditors Maltre Millerand noln,1
out that the counteaa benefited aa well as
her husband by the lavish magnificence of
the Castellans household, of which he drew
up an amusing rlcture. All Parts knew
the powdered lackeys who used to line the
great staircase on daya of receptions and
the gold laced portere who stood aa sen
tinels before their mansion In the Avenue
Malakoff. The gilt coach In which the
couple In th days of their splendor drove
from the railway station to their chateau
Is still the talk of peasants In the sur
rounding country. The celling of th bed
room In which the countess still sleeps, h
pointed out, cost 1"1n0, and It furnishing
W00.ono. Hence. Maitre Millerand con
cluded, she was Just as extravagant as
her husband and ought to be held Jointly
responsible with him In the eyes of the
Maltre Jaoobson. pleading for the Zelgler
creditors, declared thnt when the count
was driven to despair by his creditors, It
was M. Zelgler who came to the rescue
again and again and paid the debts of th
couple and the countess could not now be
absolved from all responsibility.
KNIFE FOR BRITISH OFFICER
Indian Dossil Over to Keep Peace
Make Asaanlt Vpon Depnty
ALLAHABAD, Dec. 15. (Speclal.)-A
desperate attempt to murder Mr. Napier,
the deputy commissioner of Kalpur, Central
province, has Just been repotted here. Ac
cording to the general report received, the
attempt was made by a native.
The commissioner waa playing bridge at
the Chattlsgarh club, when the native
stepped Into the room and aimed a violent
blow with a knife at Mr. Kapler's neck
(mm behind. Luckily the frill of the
punkah struck the man's head and changed
the direction of the blow so that Mr.
Napier received only a serious cut beneath
Two other men and a woman were play
ing bridge with Mr. Napier and another
man was looking on. and there were other
people in the room at the time, but so
sudden was the attack that the native got
away before the players could even realise
Just what had happened.
Later, however, the man was captured,
and turned out to be a notorious criminal
who had the day before been bound over to
keep the peace and who bad been released
on ball. He had threatened murder If the
case went against him. His sureties have
now been withdrawn and he ha been sent
enced to three year' rigorous Imprison
ment. SACRED CARAVAN STARTS
Few Year Moslem
Travel . to . Hecot by
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 10. (Special.)
The sacred caravan which left by special
steamer for Beirut enroute for the Holy
, r'l.l.. 1.1..,, K, - Tl
ni iu ma oueivei ui jnecc ana omer
notables glfta cf especial value thla year as
the sultan wished In thla manner to tes
tify hla gratitude for his recovery from
hla alckness In the summer.
The monetary consideration to the
Bedouin sheiks all along the line of the
route have been Increased and In some In
stances doubled for thla very cause. The
annual cost of the sacred caravan as en
tered on the budget of the empire la $0,000.
All the Bedouin chlefa do not receive
preaents In cash. Some of the moat lin
portant aro presented with aworda or man'
tiea of honor, while the petty chlefa are
gratified with ordinary artlclea of Arab
dress. Ane sheik was contented with the
gift of one boot one year and with the
promise of its fellow the succeeding year.
What he cared for most of all was the
fact that It waa a preaent from hla sultan
Thla year the pilgrimage will be able to
cover one-third of ita Journey to Mecca by
rail, and the Hodjax line hai) been com
pleted aa far as Tobuk.
At the rate of advance which haa been
maintained for the last five year the rail-
f should resch Medina
by 1910, and
Met.ca lnree yfars later,
ENGLISHMEN JOIN ISLAM
Three Resident of India, Embrace
Faith of Mohammed aad Are
CALCUTTA, Dec. 15. Special) Charles
Norms n ji iallahnian. with hla two
; John ,nd Henrr wbo hav. embraced
the Lslam faith, have been formally ad-
nil'Cjd Into hat creed at th Mahometan
J-iuaqu at Dbra Dun.
A large crowd of native accompanied
th oonvkrta, who wer renamed Abdulla
Jan, Jan Mahomed and Almad Jan, - re
spectively. They wore Mahometan garb
on leaving the mosque and were followed
by a procession with muslo and torches
through the native portion of the town.
Mr. Norman came out to India with tha
Suffolk regiment In 18S7. and after serving
hla time with the colore Julned the rail
way service. He waa carriage examiner
in tha government stit railway at Delhi
and la now receiving a pension of about
13 per month, it ia aald here that Nor
man will have aome difficulty In drawing
hla next month'a pension under the name
, , , . ,
oonvrmence than is absolutely necessary
CRAZY PRINCE OF SERVIA
Will Not Bite i
BELGRADE. Dec. 15.-(SpecaI.) All sorts
of stories continue to be circulated con
x mouse was recently caught at the
' paiaoe wher the prince rualdrs. Thl h
carried allv outside and ordered a en
' tlnel to bite off It head, holding It to hi
mouth ami crying "Urlsi:" (bit It). A
the soldier refused ths prince beat him and
threatened him st the point of a revolver
for disobeying his military superior. The
scene attracted a crowd of curious spec
tatora and their loud denunciations brought
out tha officer on duty. Through th rf-
torlm and th ntreatie of this officer the
Jpriuc aa finally Induced to retlr.
BOMBS AND BULLETS
Terroriiti Ifate Desperate Attempt! to
Aitaiiinate Admiral PoubaisofT.
TEN SHOTS ARE FIRED AT HIM
All of Them Vies, but Ee it Bliehtly
Hprt by Bomb.
SECOND BOMB FAILS TO EXPLODE
Beth the Terrorists Are Arres'ei by the
Admiral and Folios.
REVENGE SUPPOStO TO BE MOTIVE
Foarth of a Less Series of Con
spiracies Against Uovernor Gen
eral of Moscow for Suppress
ST. PETERSBURG, Doc. IS.-Admlral
Doubasoft, formerly governor of Moscow,
was the object of a desperate attempt at
assassination today, In which he received
severe Inlurlea. Three men. hellevel to be
terrorists, participated In the attack, which
took place while the admiral was walking
along a secluded path of the Taurlde
gardens. A young man. dressed as a work
man, approached and flr?d seven shots from
a revolver, but missed. The terrorist turned j
and ran, with the admiral In pursuit. See
ing thnt his capture was Imminent, Doubas-
soff'a assailant turned, drew a bomb from
hla pocket, and hurled It at his pursuer..
Donhassoff waa thrown to the ground by
the explosion. A watchman ran up and
seized the terrorist. As the admiral was
rising a second terrorist appeared and
threw a bomb at htm. which passed over
hla head and did not explode. The second
terrorist then fired three shots from a
revolver at the admiral and missed him.
Doubasaoff threw himself upon the terrorist,
disarmed and held him until he waa aeixd
by the police. The two terrorlsta were
taken to the nearest police station. A third
succeeded In escaping.
Revenge la the Motive.
The attempt on Doubaasoff'B life la con
nected with the trials of revolutionists In
progress at Moscow. Ills assailants are
supposed to be workmen from that city,
who were seeking to avenge their comrades,
aome of whom have already been con
demned to death. The attempt was one of
a long aeries of plots against Doubasaoff
due to the part which he played In sup
pressing the revolution in Moscow a year
Three of these conspiracies. In which
young men and a woman of .highly con
nected family were concerned were frus
trated by tho Moscow police, but another
plot In May resulted In the admiral's right
leg being injured by a bomb, from which
Injury he had only recently recovered. The
same leg was hurt again today.
Owing to tho receipt of letters warning
him that an attempt would be made on
his life, Doubasaoff permitted the police of
St. Petersburg to take extraordinary pre
caution during tha marriage of his
daughter a week ago, when all th atreeta
between the : admiral's residence to the
church were closed during the pavaage of
the bridal party. The admiral, however,
persisted In going out for walks without
BAILEY TALKS ABOUT LOANS
Fifteen Hundred Dollar Borrowed
from H. C. Fierce Was Card to
Bay a Horae.
BAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 15.-Senator
Joseph W. Bailey aald relative to the state
ment that he had borrowed money from
H. Clay Pierce, preaident of tho Watera
Plerce Oil company, that In ao Boing he
had never considered that It waa anything
that people could object to.
"Why, I have borrowed hundreda of
thousands of dollars from Mr. Pierce," he
said, "and I told th people time and again
that I had many auch transactions with
"I one went to him to borrow JIM, 000. I
knew of some securities I jcould buy by
which I could make a few thousand dollars.
Mr. Pierce told me then that he did not
have that amount of money at hand, but
went out to a bank and went my security.
'I paid th money back to Mr. Pierce
and I made several thousand dollars on
The attorney general's office did not
need to go to the records of Mr. Tierce's
office to know that I had borrowed monev
from him. I could have told them that.
The voucher printed by the attorney gen.
eral showing that I received 11.600 from
H. C. Pierce waa a record of a loan when
I wlahed to buy a horae."
REFUGEES LIVE RENT FREE
Relief Board May Net Legally Collect
Meaey for Heasee la
SAN FRANCISCO. Deo 16.-Pursuant to
an ordinance passed yesterday by th
board of supervisor making It unlawful
for the relief corporation to collect rentals
from refugee owning cottage In publio
parka, tha chief of police haa detailed two
officera to each of the relief camp to see
that the ordinance la not violated.
The officera are lnatructed not to take
any ordera from oamp commander or
special police. Th relief corporation haa
been collecting from M to 16 a month from
the refugeea occupying th cottages built
from the relief fund.
Aa the policing and aanttatlon campa haa
been In charge of th relief corporation
the enforcement of the ordinance will prac
tically amount to taking the management
of tha camp out of th hands of the re
lief corporation. The cottage number
WRECK ON TEXAS PACIFIC
Csssss Ball Express Collides with
Freight la Louisiana, aad Kllla
DONALDSONVIIJ-E. La.. Dec. 16-Four
persona were killed and two seriously in
jured today In a head-on collision between
the Cannon Ball express and a freight
train at a long curve here on ths Texas at
Pacific railroad. Th dead:
B. 1. ALI.KN. wall lierk.
Wool'WOhTH. Marshall, Tex., ex
NEGRO MAIL MEr'SENOKR.
The engineer and firemen of both trains
suw the approaching collision in time to
escape by Jumping. The boiler of the
freight blew up, scattering boiling water
and bits of Iron and adding to the terror
Of th passengers. Many of th peaengera
wr painfully bruised.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Flr and
SEW SFCT10 Twelve Pnaea.
I Irish nisllke the rinnkett Plan.
Trnnhle In Store for the Vtl'.
Ilomh and Hnllets Fell to Kill.
Hone Sere to Get the Pnstomee.
9 Railroad Reply on Car Shorlnae.
.1 w from All Parts of hrnska.
4 Mexico Hne Ip Central Railroad.
II Troops Heine Sent to tlarrntl.
r.lnanoiv Shlphnlldera Alnrmed.
A Taft Hepnrta on Philippines.
T Bin- Croivd at Torrey Mission.
Reanlts of Torrey Mission Good.
Affalra at Sonlh Omaha.
8 Modlaelt Brothers Tried Sext.
Klllott Refuses to Knter Plea.
Sportlnar Kventa the Day.
Root and Kolger Win Bicycle Rare
American I. en ane Rattlnw Averasrcs
Trade with Sonth American l.nnda.
10 Council Blnffa and Iowa News.
EDITORIAL SUCTION Twelve rears
3 Last Week In Omaha Society.
3 Woman In Us and Charity.
4 V. W. C. A. National Convention.
A New York's Great Improvement.
Five-Mile Ride with Death.
Kdltorlal and Comment.
8 How Railroad Men Climb.
9 Sports nt the Ilia Schools.
Fatal Blundrra Made by Hunters.
lO In the Field of Klectrlclty.
11 Suburb Richest Town In World.
WAVT AD SKCTIO Twelve rages
2 Gossip of Playa and Players.
Mualc and Musical Mattera.
3 Memorial to Robert Fulton.
4 n Jnpnneee Exclusion Likely.
Water Ready for the Arid Land.
5 Preserving- Bohemian Language.
6 Timely Renl Kstate Toplca.
Live Stock Men Appeal for Hatea.
Kerns Exposes Slnaaer Young.
Omaha Second aa Oata Market.
T Want Ada.
8 Want Ada.
10 Condition of Omaha's Trade.
Happening; In Omaha Suburbs.
Oinnha Hlh School Notes.
11 Commercial and Flnanclul Kewa.
CHRISTMAS SUCTION Eight Pages,
1 The Nativity of Jesus.
a Christmas In History and Tradition
What m Man May Give a Woman.
8 Christmas on Board Ship.
Some Historic Christmas Dny,
The First Christmas Tree.
4 Story of the Bishop' Ring.
5 A Small Boy' Calendar.
Mrs. I.eater'a Christmas Eve.
O Christmas In Other Lands.
T Len;ends of the True Santa Claus.
Christmas a Children's Feaat.
Glfta that Men Appreciate.
8 The Mr Tree.
HALF-TO IK SECTION Eight Pages.
1 Life Work of Eleasar Wnkeley.
Trip Through Sweden and Norway,
a Little Storlea for Little People.
3 Woniuai Her Waya aad Her World
4 Where Christmas Never Comes.
5 Story of the Homestake Mine.
Fairbanks on the Country.
Toy Makers of the World.
7 Weekly Grist of Sporting; Gossip.
8 Short Storlea of Several Sorts.
Queer Capers Cut by Cnpld.
'Temperature at Omaha Veaterdnyi
Hour. Desr. Hour. Oea.
a. m .
T a. m .
8 a. m.
10 a. m .
11 a. as,
13 iu. . . ,
FIGHT IN CONVICT CAMP
Two Mississippi Officials Seriously
Injured by Negroes Who At
tempt to Escape.
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 15. As a result of
a free-for-all fight, covering a desperate
attempt on the part of the negro convicts
to escape from the Oakley convict farm.
I about twenty miles southwest of thla city.
today. Captain J. N. Buckley. In charge
of the camp, austalned a seven-Inch gash
across the chest and Sergeant John Dodd's
left arm was broken.
The fight commenced In the hospital.
Ben Cooper, a long-term negro convict, at
tacked another negro, Charles Prlnoe, with
a razor. The attack on Prince was the
signal fur a general fight, and when Ser
geant Dood entered the room he was
beaten with clubs, Iron bars and other
Captain Buckley attempted to quell the
disturbance and was attacked by- Cooper,
who attempted to cut his throat and was
only prevented by liertkiah Pluney, an
other convict, knocking the w ;xin down.
Pluney then grappled with Cooper and dis
When the other negroes saw Pluney take
the raxor from Cooper they quieted down.
Governor Vardaman hastened to Oakley
on a special train, accompanied by the
members of the Board of .Control. When
they reached Oakley, quiet had been re
stored. Governor Vardaman brought Pluney
back to Jacksod and will pardon htm for
OCCUPATION JAX IS INVALID
Georgia Supreme Court Set Aside
Law Taxing Receipts of
ATLANTA, Go,., Dec. 15. The occupation
tax act was declared unconstitutional by
the Mate supreme court today. The deci
sion was rendered In the case against the
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
company. The decision, It la estimated,
will cause a loss of IIMUO annually to the
atate. The law required all express, rail
road, telephone or telegraph companies
doing buslnexs In the state to pay Into the
iiiio ii 7 a nuiu cacu year, vi nicn, t
added to It. regular property and franchise
taxea, should make tho entire
equal to 2 per cent of its gross Income.
BRYAN OFFERS SOME ADVICE
Kebraskaa Wrltea Letter to Oklahoma
Convention Telling Vlewa on
GUTHRIE. Okl.. Dec. 1S.-A communica
tion from W. J. Bryan, In which he made
a number of recommends tions,' waa read to
day befor tha constitutional convention.
One suggestion was ths creation of a board
of corporations, lie also urged the con
vention to adopt the Initiative and re
ferendum and the nomination of all officers
by tha primary system.
The committee on fed'ral relat-onn re'-
i ported favorably on the proposal of two
amendment to the United States consti
tution, one for the election of United State
senators by direct vote of Ahe ueople snd
one for an Incom tax, "
HOWE GETS OFFICE
Firit Assistant Postmaiter Geieral fays
Same Gees to Seaate KoDcUy.
SOUTH OMAHA MATTER SETTLED
Coaareunian Kennedy Gets Definite Assur
anoe from 1 erartmeat
PADDOCK'S NOMINA I ION IS WITHDRAWN
New Papers Are Prepared and Are Eicned
by the r'reiident
IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION POSSIBLE
Senator Millard Will Supplement
Kennedy's Activity hy Request
for Prompt Action Lee
Filer for Assistant.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. IS. (Special Tele
Kram.) Representative Kennedy does not
Intend to let any grass grow under his feet
until the Souih Omaha poslofflce succession
Is s tiled. He was nt the Postoffire depart
ment bright and early this morning to see
the first assistant postmaster gener.il, whu
has not been accessible for several days,
and who has charge of the division of ap
pointments. Mr. Hitchcock assured Mr. Kennedy that
the matter is now dellnltely settled and th
withdrawal of O. K. Paddock's nomination
und that the nomination of E. L. How,
which Is already prepared and signed, will
go to the senute Monday.
Senator Millard Is expected to request Im
mediate confirmation, as tlie attention of
tho committee has already been attracted
to the controversy. In fact. It has been
discussed., nt both ends of tho capltol. It
Is now aald that Mr. Paddock filed a peti
tion with the department. Mr. Howe's con
firmation will mean the appointment eg
Lew Etter as assistant.
Pensions for Nebrnsknns.
This being pension day In the houso, mem
bers who hud pension bills on the calendar
were In evidence, watching for their bill
to come out of the hopper. ;
Three of Mr. Ilinshaw's bills were passed,
namely: Increasing the pension of James
C. Daly, Waco, York countj to $40; H. P.
Mtinns, David City, J0; George II. Wash,
burn. Oiltner, $24.
A bill of Judge Norrls' was passed for
Levi Eddy, reading at Hastings, $30.
Congressman Smith of Council Bluffs se
cured the passage of three pension bills:
Isauc 8. Doan S'Jt. Charles W. Foster $3t
and John T. Harvey $30.
Representative Kennedy passed through
the bouse Senator Millard's bill to increase
the pension of John Ard Gordon of Omaha
to $30 per month.
Congressman Kennedy was notified by th
Bureau of Pensions today that the claim of
August Buva of Fontanelle, Neb., for a '.
penalon has been allowed at $12 per month '
from November 12.
Judje Kinkald was advised that Increase
in pensions had been allowed to John N.
Schneider, Broken Bow, and Charles D.
Wnalley, Callaway, each Increased to $12
Vncle Sam' Aid for Farmer.
The success attendant upon the prac
tical lessuns clven farmers In the First
district In Nebraska In spraying apple trees
for scab fungus and other diseases haa
prompted the Detriment of Agricultur
to plan for a tnrger demonstration next
year. Congressman Pollard, who wu In
strumental In getting the department to
make thexe practical demonstrations for
the benefit of fruit growers In Nebraska,
as well bb several of the southwestern
states, was Informed today by Secretary
Wilson that the results had been far b
yond their expectations and thut th
Agricultural department had been shown
unother way In which to make Its work
known amongst farmers and fruit grow
ers. Mr, Pollard also miido srrangements with
Mr. Galloway, chief of the bureau of plant
Industry, to send Into the First district
varieties of both winter and spring wheat
that will be rust proof. The Agricultural
department has been propagating these
varieties of wheat and has been signally
successful, with the result thut requests
are being received from all wheat growing
sections of the union for sampler of these
grains that will realst the presence of rust.
It Is expected also that some work will
he done on Improving the quality of corn
In the First district. It la Mr. Pollard's
expectation to try to locate experts on
two or three farms In his district wher
the farmers show an Inclination to take up
the work In conjunction with tho Agricul
tural department, bo that the farm In
terests of Nebraska, primarily of the First
district, may have the benefit of th dem
onstration. Twelve Cents a Mile for Carriers.
Congressman Hlnshaw Introduced a bill
today granting 12 cents per mile per day
to ' rural free delivery carriers. He re
gards this as th best bill that has beea
Intoduced to Increase the pay of rural car
Man Without a Party.
A very peculiar contention has srlseii
over th request of Congressman-i lect
PMer A. Portir of the Thirty-fourth New
York district to have his name recorded
In the list of members-elect aa a repub
lican. Mr. Porter's request appears to be
without precedent and will be denied. Ther
hav been Instances In the past when mem
bers of the houne, and even senators, have
been elected hy one party who have sub
sequently repudiated the platforms upon
-hich they wre elected and the party
which elected them. But these cases were
baaed upon the fact that the senators and
repre ntatlves found the policies of their
(arty Intompatibl with their conscien
Mr. Klbley of Pennsylvania, elected as a
! d,.mocrat di(i not agree with hla party on
j foreswore further allegiance to that party
and upon the floor of the house announced
his Intention to thereafter affiliate with
the irpublicane. Senators Dubois of Idaho
and Peitigrew of South Dakota acre elected
to the striate aa republtcane. They dis-
j agreed with their party' declarations on
I the silver question aa enurclated In th
'platform of l&ti and thereafter affiliated
; with the democrats. Senator Dubois was
subseqneutly elected to tha senate as a
democrat and is still serving ss such.
But th case of Mr. Porter Is dlff'rent. A
copy of the official ballot, upon which tie
was elected, shows that he was c nd'date
of the regular Uem x-r-its and Independent
Vague and that while ha a I ho appears on
the ballot us an "Independent," he did n it
claim, ofllc lnlly. ai, where thnt he was an
"indeperdent republican." So far as the
memory of the oldest cftVlal of tlie bouse
extends back ther Ims never ben a t tu
Jmhen a niomber eWuted ou ou Uokat
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