Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 03, 1909, EDITORIAL, Page 5, Image 13

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City to Observe Hundredth Anniyer
lj sary of Iti Incorporation.
kroih the Week Tker Will Be
and Aeroplaa. Races,
e veiled I'ropket ad
Other Attraction.
'IS. Oct. I A wnk'i celebration
ntennlal anniversary of the In
'ii of St. Louis will begin tomor
unrlse. when the bells of 444
within the city limits will be
1 annnunrfmnt nf th Ininviirfltlnn
rogram. Aeroplane flights, distance
between spherical balloons, speed
f s by dirigible air craft, a water
.it with four vessels of the United
navy participating;, parades, festl
amiuets. the annual appearance of the
terluini Veiled Prophet and several pub'
appearances by Dr. Frederick Cook, Aro
'explorer will fill out the week. Prepara-
ns for the big events have been going
fur months. An elaborate system of
rest lighting has been Installed, a treat
court of honor erected and practically the
entire city has been decorated with flags
and bunting.
Two men Glen H. Curtlss, aviator, and
Dr. Cook, explorer will divide the honors
to be accorded to Individuals. Mr. Curtiss,
beginning Wednesday, will make dally
flights, weather permitting, from Art Hill,
Forest park, where a great natural am
phltheater la capable of accommodating
cores of thousands of spectators. Dr. Cook
will take a prominent part In the festivi
ties, presided over by the Veiled Prophet,
and will be tendered a publlo reception.
The Sunday observances will be of a re
ligious and historical nature. Special ser
vices will be held In the churches, and
songs of praise and thanksgiving- will be
sung by thousands of Sunday school child'
ren. In the afternoon, tablets marking the
places or historical interest will be
veiled. These latter will commemorate all
important events from the landing of
Pierre Laclede Llguest In 17G4, to the build
ing of the new municipal structures, the
laying of whose cornerstones will be an
Important feature of the week.
Balloon Races Monday.
The balloon races will be started Hon-
any. iwo events are on the program, the
first limited to spherical air craft of 40,000
cubic feet capacity or less, and the second
by larger balloons of up to 80,000 cubic feet.
Seven distance and two endurance prizes
are offered for these contests.
In the evening the streets will be Illumin
ated for the first time, and the opening
oanci concerts win be given
Tuesday will be a period of pageantry.
The United Mate torpedo boat flotilla, con
sisting of the MacDonough, Wilkes, Tinge
and Jhornton, will lead a parade on the
Mississippi river, In which scores of motor
boats, river packets and other vessels will
take part.
The evening will see the Veiled Prophet
arrive in greater pomp than has been his
wont for years. The floats of his parade
will be unusually elaborate, and the ball
with which the celebration ends will be
one of the most brilliant functions at
which ho has ever presided.
Glen H. Curtlss is scheduled to Inaugu
rate his flights Wednesday, following the
review or a "municipal pageant" by the
mayors of 1,000 American cities, who have
been Invited to witness the doings of the
week as the guests of the city.
Thursday 200 floats, representing the In
Austria! progress of a century, will wind
through the streets
Friday will witness a series of aeroplane
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for Ak-Sr-Uea Week A
m m mmr
was not a man to find continual exousc
for the Ignominious flight of his people
in the late war with Turkey, Neither Qia
he boast for the future that every tteuene
would sacrifice his last blood drop on the
.itar nf Cretan independence. Bo tney
contests In which some startling results are caiied him a coward. And in the streets
anncipaica. an a aoxen inventors or the .u ,.! him with such names as
United States, many of them as yet ob- ..,.. "Armenian." sDltting
cure, have signified their Intention to par- after tney pronounced these words.
Hcnaie. xne prises or ii.vw and a gold lt waa timt ot u,. elections for
medal, and 500 and a sliver medal, for the ,.,. nm.j, parliament. The vot-
i uitiui, win oe given to the operators
lof t ho machines which mnk. tfc
I nights out from and back to a starting
(square 200 feet in dimensions.
j The street pageant this day will be
combined educational, historical and mill'
tary parade in which students, floats and
etcte -and national soldiery will appear.
Saturday s program lnrtudes a race fnr
dirigible balloons, with Baldwin, Beachey
and Knabenshue as the chief contestants
the release of the two score ungulded
spherical balloons of 3,000 cubic feet capac
ity, a parade of 600 automobiles and the I
dedication of "Fairground," a new publlo
As many aa possible of the centennial
decorations and Illuminations are to be
preserved until after President Taft's visit
later In the month.
Events Preeedla the Flndtasr of ta.
Corpse of a M.rder.4
The new gendarme of the district bad
been instructed by the foreign officers In
charge of the gendarmerie reform school
at Salonlca, and he knew therefore that
when he discovered the corpse of a Chris
tian lu the high road he roust report the
fact In Just the same way as he would if
the dead man bad been a true believer.
Equality was to reign In the Ottoman em
pire. So the kalmakam, or mayor, of the
town outside of which the body was found
received a visit from the gendarme.
The body was identified as that of a
Greek named Perloles, a pig dealer and
buyer of cocoons, a man of 40-odd years,
with a wife and eleven children and grand
children. Though In the matter of family
and personal appearanc Pericles was un
mistakably a Greek, he differed from the
great majority of bis race in the quality
of brain matter contained In his fat. round
rte was a reasoning man. In politics as
well as in commerce he took views that
were practical, lie was possessed of no
visionary Ideas about the raoe to which
he belonged. He did not believe that be
should swindle and lie. aa one has to do to
maintain existence in Turkey, and thea
Insult the ancient Greeks by laying claim
to direct descent from them. Tet he loved
his people and nourished hope for them.
Burely there had been a bard lot He
Ing district had been so arranged by the
government that neither the Bulgarians
nor the Greeks could bring In a majority.
These rival Christians were to cut each
others' throats, politically speaking, while
the Turkish delegate should ride In upon a Mnha.mmedan vote. There was no
chance for the Christian nominee.
This the Bulgarians saw, and being prac
tical people some of them took no interest
In the election, while others voted In the
preliminaries for the best Turk who was
proposed. But the Greeks could vote only
for members of their own proud race.
They were going to have their rights!
They would meet at the churches and go
In a body to the polls; tills would show
their strength and valor. They flourished
revolvers and long knives, which the new
order of things permitted all men to carry.
But they were sure of winning the elec
tion In any case by sheer weight of num
bers. The Greeks, they numbered thou
sands, a hundred thousand. In this dis
trict alone, while the Bulgarians and the
Turks could be counted, they said, oh,
on the tingera
At one of the meetings of his party
Pericles pointed out that it did not matter
what the numbers of respective communi
ties were the Young Turks meant to have
the election. They meant to have a ma
jority of Mohammedans represented In the
parliament from Macedonia as well as
from Asia Minor.
This statement set the meeting In a
tumult. Some of the assembly were ready
to throw things at the speaker. The thing
was aa outrage. Greeks would have thelr
rtghta. They would try peaceful means
first. The bishop would write at one. to
the patriarch and the Turks would be
given the warning In ample time.
The stout, perspiring pope, at whose
residence the meeting was held and who
acted as chairman, gathered up his long
black skirts and scurried out of the
crowded room to draft the protest to Con
stantinople, tils blood was at such a
pitch that he could not wait.
The protest was one of a thousand that
went to the patriarch from every town
which held a Greek community on either
shore of the Egean.
At another meeting before the final elec
tion, the election for the delegate to the
chamber, lt was found that the Turks
would have forty electors, the Bulgarians
twenty-eight and the Greeks twenty-one.
It was an outrage. The Greeks would
have their rights. The Turks had better
not drive them too tar, eta, eta
When the other speakers had shouted
themselves hoarse, two and more some
times speaking at once, Pericles found an
opportunity. But he did not speak long.
He was howled down In a few minutes,
for his speech was not of the same char
acter as the others.
He had nothing to say of Greek righta
Greek valor or Greek determination to
depart this life, and he had the temerity
to advocate that the twenty and one Greek
electors should cast their vole for Ismail
Kffendi, an honorable Mussulman, who had
on one occasion turned a rabble of his co
religionists away from this town, the Chris
tian quarter of which they had Intended to
plunder and destroy.
"Greeks shall vote for a Greek and none
others," was the will of the meeting, which
was swayed by the long-hatred, long-robed
sweating priest and a swaggering insur
gent, once an officer in the army of Greece,
who always carried a rifle upon bis shoul
der and wore a six-inch silver cross sus
pended by a purple ribbon around hli
neck. The cross had been given the in
surgent by the priest two years before, on
the arrival of the former from Athens
to engage In a campaign against the Bul
garians, and he, the insurgent, received. It
is said, from five to seven nuj.diega for
every member of the schismatic church
ahoin he and his band could slay.
The final election came. Of the twenty
and one Greek delegates twenty voted for
the Greek candidate and one, Pericles,
voted for Ismail Effendl along with ten
or a doaen Bulgarians and twenty-odd
'lurks. Ismail, the Young Turk candidate,
was ot course elected.
lt was two days later that the body of
Pericles was found, gashed and mutilated
and suspended by the feel from a mul
berry tree on his oocoon farm. All the
Greeks knew the reason he had been slain,
lt was because he had turned traitor to
ihe cause of Hellenism.
"This insurgent, Theorides, he is gone
of course?" the Turkish Kalmakam aatted
the gendarme who reported the find.
"Kalmakam Bey he is in the house ot the
Rayah priest," was the reply.
The Turkish governor lifted his ayes as
much as to say "I thought so."
"If he comes out," he said, "you might
arrest him."
The kalmakam bad no Intention of mak
ing trouble tor himself over a slala Chris
tian, lie knew lhat no eud of a protest
such as Greeks only are able to make,
would go to the Young Turks from the
patriarch if the "castle of the pope" were
entered and searched.
An American Insurance company paid
the widow of Pericles the fair fortune of
11.000. For, as I have said, Pericles was.
like the others of his race in personal mat'
ters, a most practical man.
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Short Stories
As St. Loala Lawyer. Talk.
Circuit Judge Reynolds bad announced
that be would hear Jurors who bad excuses
to offer for not serving, and a dosen Amer
ican cltlxens crowded up to the bench to
tell their troubles. Their excuses were as
varied as those who were bidden to the
feast that the Bible tells about. One bad
an important engagement and another could
not hear very well, and another had sick
ness In his family, and another bad duties
to perform which nobody els. on earth
could perform, and another was going on a
Journey. And so it went
The last man In the line wanted to be
let et because he was a Gorman, Us might
have been excused If he had not presented
bis excuse wrong end forward.
"Judge.", he said, "I can't understand
good English."
"Oh, you'll do all right," said the Judge.
"There ls no English spoken here."
Pleased His MaJeatr.
The dark monarch from sunny Africa was
being shown over an engineering place in
Saiford by the manager, who. In explain
ing the working of certain machinery, un
fortunately got his coat tails caught in It,
and In a moment was being whirled round
at so many revolutions per minute. Luck
ily for the manager, his garments were
unequal to the strain of more than a few
revolutions, and he was hurled, disheveled
and dazed, at the feet of the visitor.
That exalted personage roared with
laughter, and said something; to his in
"bah," said that funotlonary to the man
ager, "his majesty say he am berry pleased
with de trick, an will you please do It
againr" Sketchy Bits.
Heso.rcef .1.
In a certain church in Ireland a young
priest took for his text, "The Feeding of
the Multitude." But he said: "And they
fed ten people with ten thousand loaves and
ten thousand fishes." Thereat an old Irish
man said: "That's no miracle; begorra, I
oould do that myself," which the priest
overheard. The next Sunday, the prlesi
announced the same text, but he had ii
right this time "And they fed ten thouband
peopla on ten loaves of bread and ten
iisiie. lie waited a second, and ih.n
leaned over the pulpit and said: "And
could you do that, Mr. Murphy?" Murphy
replied: "Sure, your reverence. I could."
'And how could you do Iff" said the priest.
"Suie your reverence. I could do lt wiLh
what was left over from last Sunday."
The Argonaut.
Back to tne Home Roost.
A traveler in Arkansas came to a cabin
and heard a terrifying teriea of groana
and yells, li sounded as if murder was
being comuiiiled.
He rushed ill and found a gigantic negro
woman beating a wizened old inau with a
club, while he cried for mercy.
"Here, woman!" shouted the traveler,
"what do you mean by beating that man? '
"He's man huaban', an' 1 11 beat him ah
I likes," she replied, giving the man a few
more cracks by way ot enipnasla.
"No matter if he ia your iiuaband, you
have no right to uiuider him."
"Go 'long, while man, and luf me alone.
I'll shush heal him some luoah."
"hai lias he done?"
"Whas ho uoiie? why, dls triflin' no
'count nigger dune let' de door of in
chicken houoe opeu and all luau chickens
done gone out."
'Pan, mats nothing. Tliey will come
Come back? No, aah, dey'll go back."
Saturday Evening Post.
Actor aad Critic.
District Attorney Jerome of New York
a as praibing at the Union club a re-
' source! ul lawyer.
"Get him in a hole," said Mr. Jerome,
i "and he is out of it the very next second
He is as r-SJurcruVaa an actor 1 recently
heuid about.
"Thia acior, at 2 or I o'clock one morn
ing, got in a taxlcab to drive home, and
when almost there discovered that bis
money was spent. He had nothing for
cab fare.
A lamoua physician lived nearby, and
the resourceful actor told the chauffeur
to stop there. Then he Jumped out, rang
the physician's night bell and screamed
up the tube In an agonised veloe:
" 'Doctor, our baby I I've got a taxlcab
" 'I'll be down at once,' said the doctor.
"AJid lie mere4 at OUCS, sa OYtXwtt
over his pajamas and a case of Instruments
under his arm.
"The aotor bundled him into the taxi-
" To 84 West 'Steenth street,' he said to
the chaffeur. Til go on to the drug
gist's.' "And the actor walked off, chuckling,
for the address be had given was that of
an old maid dramatlo orltlo,
dared to roast his last play."
who had
A Venerable Blah op.
On Thursday, September 23, the venerable
Bishop Paret, of the Episcopal diocese of
Maryland, who Is soon to have a coadjutor
in the person of the Rev. Dr. John Gard
ner Murray, celebrated th. eighty-third an
niversary of his birth at his home In Balti
more. After the consecration of his coad
jutor on September 29, Bishop Paret will
sail for Europe to spend a year In rest and
recreation. Bishop Pret was born in Nw
York, September 23, 1836. He wss graduated
from Hobart college in 149. He was mad.
a deacon In 1852, and a priest In 1803.
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