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TTTE OMAHA SUNDAY r.EE: MAKCIT 31. 1007.
Bulgaria Impresses American as the Breathitt County of the Balkans
OF! A. March 18 "Bulgaria Is the
donlan committee, wm suaverted of the ab
luctlon of Miss Rtono ami the Brltli
ministry, acting In behalf of the l'nnfj
Btatea, notified the lUilKnrlnn minister of
Foreign relations of the suspicion and de
rnsnfled offlclally that he be locked up or
t l.ice.1 onJi: surveillance until an Inre.tl-
Rreathltt conntjr cf the Balkan.
They will kill a politician with
the urn unconcern that they
do In the mountainous region of
Tlila w the remark of c young Km-
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tucky traveler when the news wa brought Institution ani should have treated tlrntiy
Into a cafe here that Premier Petkoff had with .the brigands and cast government
been asaaaslnated. palaver to the, winds.
"Bulgaria and Breathitt are alike," he The prominence of the two women in
continued. "In that both are half mountain- this instance' attracted unusual ettentlon.
ous and that farming and atock raising are but there were dosens of other cases that
the main puraulta. The Jim Hargisea. were scarcely known beyond the border
Marcuma and Dr. Coxes of Kentucky are of the country. M. Chevalier was ransomed
onV and lofrV and kofrs' here, while the for 115,000 In 1SD9 and previously the friends
place of the aqulrred rifle aa a weapon Is of Colonel Singe had to pay SO.Ot to get
taken by the dirk or revolver. But the him out of the hands of the brigands, and
result, are unvaryingly the same." "enrjr Suter'a ranFom was fixed by the
PetkofT. aesaaslnatlon was upon much. amo band at 60'000- -the
same order as that of Stambouloft. who Mr. Landler, an engineer In chief of the
was known aa the Bismarck of Bulgaria, railroad that run. through Bulgana to .
t.i m .....u .v.- Qi.o.n Constantinople, was carried by brigands
tatesman upon the fatal night when In
returning from his club he was
brutally to death In the stroets of Sofia.
One of the assassins at the time remarked
to Petkoff that he would be the next. But
If Petkoff was doomed at that time doubt-
les. hi. retirement from public life gave
him a few more year, to live.
The premier knew that by reason of his
recent aggressive activity In politics he wa.
a marked man by those who were politically
opposed to him. Only a few day. before
hi. death In a stormy .lttlng of the
Bobranje, the Bulgarian Parliament, he re-
marked that It wa. Quite indifferent io
him whether he died by a murderer1, hand
or quietly In hi. bed.
Ilia unusual energy and prompt, often
considered brutal, suppression of all oppo
sition made him many enemies, and he
often .aid that he believed he would come
to tho same end a. his friend Stambouloff.
And so there waa no great surprise when
the news spread through Sofia that the
premier had met hi. death In the Boris
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Removal by assassination I. a recognised
Sometime the victim, are rather lnalgn.fi-
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cant men and the world outside Bulgaria,
if It happen, to hear of It, may well wonder
that such measure, were taken.
A lawyer who In the u.ual course of hi.
professional duty hod defended a member
of the opposition waa shot not long ago
while out riding. ' It developed afterward
that he waa mistaken for his client, but the
matter was passed over merely a. a polit
ical assassination and nothing further was
dxxne. Even hi. own relative, took no ac
tlon in the matter and seemed to take It for
granted that he got hi. desert, because he
waa mixed up In politic.
Almost anything can be made a political
Issue In Bulgaria. The Bulnariana, es
pecially In the cities, tako their politic,
A young politician most of the politician.
are youn-ir whom much wa. expected
by hi. friends found himself confronted
with the choice of giving up hi. career or
losing a legacy from a rich uncle. The un
ci complained that since his nephew had
spoused politic, hi. business had fallen off
and that If the nephew did not immedi
ately give It up hi. fortune would be dissi
This Interest I. not confined to any par-
tlcular lass. An American, who was In
Sofia while M. Petkoff wa. still the edltcr.
of the Svobada, the lending opposition pa
per, told the porter of the hotel that he
was going to call , on the journalist The
porter replied that aryone wa. better off
for not reading the paper, and a. for M.
I'etxon, ne could not imagine why any
body wanted to talk to him. The American
then told him that the editor was comtrw-
to see Mm at the hotel
"No, he Is not," said the porter; "M.
Petkoff cannot get Into this hotel." And
the only possible reason for this attitude
wa. that the porter and the statesman
Even brigandage here ha. often a political
significance. ' The case of the abduct'on
of Mis. Stone and Mrs. Tstlka is .till fresh
in the memory. It Is well known that
the purpose of their kidnapers waa to
curs fund, for the advancement of the
feulnrkn rMna In MurnnU .ni -i-
puiffann cub in juaceoonia ana aisi)
to embroil the United States and Turkey
. The Macedonian committee never for
char)., x nirnin -k. .
gave Charles M. Dickinson, the American
onsul-general at Constantinople, for hi.
attempt, to .ecure the release of the woman
They thought that
fee failed to recogni.e an established Balkan
Mother's friend, hv
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allays nausea, nervousness, and
o prepares tne system tor tne
ordeal that she passes through
the event safely and with but
little suffering, as numbers
have testified and said, "it is
worth its weight in gold." $1.00 per
Dome or aruggisis. uook continuing II JJ mfj
valuable information mailed free. ii uvyllli
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Into the mountains several years ago. The
Austrian government endeavored to force
Prince Ferdinand to secure his release, but.
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Bovernment made no effort to catch the
brigands or to release their prisoner Aus-
trla flnaJ'y VaiA thB ranaom ,anf BulK'a
had to refund the mone'r and 'JM par an
Bulgaria Is ofen spoken of a. the peasant
nation. One of the well known writers of
the country snld that the Bulger reminded,
Mm of the mediaeval Jew, against whom
all hands were raised. "The Turk has
trafficked outrngeously upon his mlldnes.
. . i . w, n . . V. n.iluarlar
reen laugns ai n.s ing-nunum. ..u
calls him a simpleton, the Servian cnlls him
a coward and even the destitutejliou-
mantan, aping the manner of the French-
lfled aristocracy, shakes upon him the dust
of his boots."
To these simple peasant people the courtly
etiquette and formality with which their
ruler. Prince Ferdinand, surrounds himself
I. distasteful and one of the chief reasons
of the unpopularity of his rolgn.
came very near to repudiating the bills,
A .v. a. n. .
sr to thousands of dollars, incurred
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followed the building of a palace, and still
more recently a $400,000 Parliament bulld
Young Prince Boris, the heir to the
throne, is being brought up on very much
the same Idea. When this boy goes riding
he 1. always accompanied by a bishop and
a cavalry escort. The Bulgarians, who hear
that Emperor Francis Joseph of their big
DOES A COMET THREATEN?
Prediction and Probable ' Result.
Considered by American
Prnl XT Ott.l.r.l , 1 iitIm. AKAMrafnV
pr.dlcte(1 r.bruary a tnat toward the end
of this month of Mirch the tsll of the new mn8S- If iheV welBh ton the bombardment
comet discovered by Msrehettl will come r"rienced would be a very serious mat
In contact with the earth'. atmosnher. ter; If they are .mailer than pinheads the
" nBl vou,a De tne rrect7 hTor. eorge T.
vi.iiiainin ilia l IHTVinilJ Ul 1 IflUIlllHlll
says: 'There would be star shower mom
or les. brilliant, aecordlnsr to the number
and sice of the pieces which make up the
comet'a head. If these were like the re-
mains or mo iiieia comet tne shower mleht
even be a very tame one; but a collision
with a great comet would certsinly produce
a brilliant meteoric display If Its head came
In contact with the earth. If the comet
were built of smsll pieces whose Individual
weight, did not exceed a few ounces or
pounds, the earth' atmosphere wo-ilrt prove
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duclng their pieces to harmless dut before
they could reach the ground and leaving
the earth uninjured by the encounter, nl-
though the comet might suffer sadly from
It. But big stones In the comet, meteors
too massive to be consumed In their flight
through the air. might work a very differ-
ent effect and by their bombardment play
sad havoc with parts of the earth's surface,
although nnv mieh result (h. urL In.
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of the earth or tho destruction of all life
upon It doe. not seem probable."
Prof Cha H A Vnim tr ,t r-irA
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writes: 'It has hn mwrruimA that mnt.
might do us harm In two ways-either by
actually stliklnr the earth or hv fullln.
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Into the .un, and thus causing such an In-
crease of solar heat a. to burn us up. If
the earth last, long enough a collision with
a comet is practically sure to happen, for
there are several comets' orbit, which pas.
Is to love children, and no
home can be completely
happy without them, yet the
ordeal through which the ex
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so full of suffering, danger and fear
that she looks forward to the critical
hour with apprehension and dread.
all unpleasant feelings, and
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neighbor, Austria, goes about with a single
escort, are Inclined to smile at this show.
When Ferdinand issued an order that the
young prince was to have a throne in one
of he rooms of the new Parliament build-
lng, and that every ofnSIai who passed
must kiss the young malt's hand, the Bui-
garian officer, went to him and told him
that this was carrying matters too far und
advised him to use more tact. Ferdinand',
ambition all along has been to have his
mnntrv rn. in h mnk nf n nmn
country raisea to tne rarK or a Kingaom,
and i t Is until that mitMlrie Influences nn
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strongly at work to accomplish this.
The practice of economy Is one of tho
chief virtues of the Bulgarians. They are
a thrifty and hard working people, and as
their soil ha. been highly productive in
recent years, many of the peasant farmers
are growing prosperous. After their ex-
perlence with Turkey', corrupt, exacting
tax gatherer, this Is a new sensation, and
nearer to the earth's orbit than the seml
dlameter of the comet's head and at some
time the earth and comet will certainly
come together. Such encounters will, how
ever, be very rare. If we accept the esti
mate of Babinet, they will occur once In
about every 150,000,000 years In the long run.
A. to the consequences, everything depends
llnnn Ka .I., nf , V. ....,..-..,.. ...1IJ -.1.1
which form the main portion of the comet's
a h r c ib uw ..luni.c V. 1 ai-IKll nuw guillH
on," Prof. Young continues, "that would
cause a now existing periodic comet to
strike the sun', surface. It Is. however, un-
doubtedly possible that a comet may enter
system irom wimoui, so accurately
aimed that It will hit 'the sun. But It Is not
likely that the least harm will be done. If
" comet having a mass equu! to 1-100,000 of i
tne earth's mass were to strike the sun's I
surface with this parabolic velocity of
nearly 00 miles a second It would generate
a. much heat as the sun radiates In eight
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effective In Droduelntr lncreas(d ra.tlntlnti
at the sun', surface Increasing it, say,
eight-fold for even a single hour) mischief
would follow, of course. But It Is almost
certain that nothing of the sort would
"The cometary particles would pierce the
photosphere and liberate the heat mostly
below the sun's surface .imniv ni,nHi
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oy some sugni amount tne sun s diameter,
ond so adding to its store of potential
energy about a. much aa would be ordl-
narny expenaea in a rew Hours. Thorp
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surface as the shower of cometary particles
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omers would not delight In watching,
chtaLe Tn.. tchlng. -
Identltylna- Til I waa.
Senator Tillman tells a story on himself
as to now tie was identified by a pofct- i
office money order clerk when he first ar
rived at the. capital city.
After being in the city a few day. he
dropped In at the pumtofnee to cash a money
"Do you know anyone here who could
Identify you?" asked the clerk.
Well, no, the senator answered. "Is
that necessary? I am Bwik Tillman of
1M clerk smiled then asked the senator
If he didn't have some letter, or paper.
that would make blrn known to the pot
The senator had on a new suit that morn
ing, and had neglected to transfer his let
ters, but he had his pocketbook wltb blm.
Digging down in. his trousers pocket, he
drew fxnh hi. wallet aod proceeded to
search for an article or Identification, but
could find nothing but a small photograph
"This will do, I suppose.' he said, hand
ing it tu the money order clerk.
Tvny, wire, imii you, ail ngnt. re
marked tha man behind the counter, hand
ing over Lh oaso. ttUMibsaXer UenOd.
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they still resort to their old way of con-
cealing their wealth.
Few of them know anything of banking
and most of them distrust banks. As a
result their money Is usually burled some-
where on their property. The Bulgarian
treasury suffers, because so much money
Is thereby put out of circulation.
The Bulgarians are inclined to take a
more Bombre view of life than their more
volatile neighbors, tl
their favorite savlnc
the Servians. One of
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marriage Is that It Is one of the burden"
of life, yet it Is said that married ltfe
among the peasants is uite as happy as
anywhere else In. Europe,
Many of their proverbs are aimed at
women and her extravagance and domi-
nance. "That house is unhappy where the
hen crows," runs the saying; again, "A
woman wants three husbands at once; oie
rich, one comely, one fierce to Bupport her,
to love her, to beat her."
carriages are usuauy ceicDratett witn
(rrnat featlvnln nnrl vniieh Hnnelnir Tim
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rrlnrlpal dance, the horo. Is participated Ir
They form prreat lines, each person plac-
lng his or her hand on that of a neighbor,
nnd the figure Is merely ne step sideways
to the left and three to the right. A. the
dance begins the line assumes the form of
a serpent with many colls.
After the marriage, when the bride and
the bridegrom go to the home of the lat-
ter's father, h . meets them at the door
with a pair of reins, whrch he throws over
loth their heads and drags them into the
-i house. This means that henceforth the
newly wedded are beasts of burden under
a yoke of their own choice.
In most of their stories and .aylngs the
fHot that they are burden bearers Is always
prominent. Man's span of life was orlg-
'iriniiy thirty years, runs tne legend. Jhen,
at his own pleading, there wa. added
twenty years from the life of the burden
benring ox, twenty from that of the watch
lng. snarling dog and twenty more from
that of the grinning ape.
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nuinjiirvwB wiuiuui n tnir. 1 nen cuinrs
the burden of wife and children, and the
burden of their support. After that come,
the nerind of watchlnar. of euardlns- thfl ac.
cumulations of lubor, and finally senile old
l UIIIUINlluiia jl luuui, aim .many BCIUIO U1U
nge. when man. like a grimacing ape, la
s the butt of fun for his household.
"Qood or bad. It matters not thev are all
Tin Icn Hans." Is the exnlanaflon nf mnnv
things. This is why so many crime, done
in the name of politics go unpunished. The
extension of the Bulgarian power Inttf
Macedonia is th(p one cause In which all
Bulgarians seem to agree. A man can
raise any kind of row In the street, and
cafes of Sofia If he will only remember at
the time to utter the battlecry, "Freedom
for Macedonia and Bulgarian union.
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gatlon could be made.
did not touch him, and probably1
dare to do so
Sarofoff remained around Sufla, dranlA
the cafes, and expressed himself freely a
believing In the means Justifying the ei
In the ense of the abduction. He vns aftt;
ward reported in Paris. The police wor ,
constantly notified of his movement h
foreign powers, but
t they seemed to be mori I 1 . t-
afraid of him tha
n he waa of thrm. ,t
rully believed thut, h
It Is very generu!
assassination of Btambuulorf was planned
by the pro-Russian party, and fhat the
crime Itself was committed by three m n,
tnc ieader of whom was Michael Ktavereff.
stavereff was recognized at the time, but
no effort was made to arrest him, nnd It
l8 Baid that the policemen who were stand-
ing near ran away from the scene as fast
aa they could go. , .
Stavereff continued to frequent the cafes
of Sofia, and was often pointed out to
BfranK.rB ag an obJrt of ntorest-the
who had killed the prime minister, and the
greatest statesman that Bulgaria hud ever
. -wt .
He seemed to enjoy the nn.
He lost money at gambling, and a-J
itemperate habits grew upon him he I
control of l.ls tongue. He frequently hi '
at ""el. whlch he mlsht disclose if
tain official, did not trest him with groaV '
consideration. He grew finally no loa
n yeuT s V I
creet wlth h,s """slons that, snve
after the crime had been committed, he
was arrested, secretly tried In prison In
great haste and condemned: to death. ..But
so far 88 Is known thesehtenee ha. nev1(a"sf
been carried out.
The assassin of M. Petkoff proved to
a young man from the Danuho valley.
"This was to free, Bulgaria," Is his defence.
The outcome remains to be seen.
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