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OMAHA, SATL'KDAY MOKXIXG, MAY 7, 1010 SLXTKl.N l'AUKS.
SINGLE COl'V TWO CENTS.
VOl,. XXXIX-XO. 277.
MOxNEY ALLOWED j
IVU 1J 1 XJ u ill uu
Sundry Civil Bill Cairiei Many Items
for Three States, as Reported
COUKCIL BLUFFS WILL PROFIT
Sum of $50,000 Granted for More
Land and Enlargement.
KliNEY BUILDING GETS SHARE
federal Edifice There Allowed $37,-
000 for Completion.
BIOLOGICAL STATION ORDERED
Valrport, Iowa, l.tn IO.O for
mrpoir, and rH.Mo la (.ranted
Pohllc nalldtnc at
(From Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May . (Special Tele
gram.) The sundry cfvll appropi lation bill
was reported to, the house today and car-
l.-rt the following: Hems for Nebraska,
Iowa and Wyoming:
Thirty-seven thousand dollar for the com
pletion o fthc public building .it Kearney,
Xrb. ; $."i0.0 for addition.; land and contin
uation of the enlargement of the federal
building at Council Bluff, la.; t)1.0n0 for
i ('modeling and repair to the federal build
ing at Dca Molne.; 2.ooo for rental for tem
porary quarter for the Foit Dodge poet
offlce; S4O.00O for a biological station at
Fall-port, la.; $35,000 for the completion of
the public building ut Ottumwa, la.; 130.000
lor the completion of the public building at
Lander, Wyo.. and 120.000 to complete the
public building at Sheridan, Wyo.
The senate today confirmed the nomina
tion of K. G. Akam a postmaster at Flan
dreau. 8. 1).
The undry civil appropriation Is' the
recoiid largest of all the appropi l
atlon bills and carrying a toinl of
1I1,MH,2II, was reporttd to the house loday
by Kepif tentative Tawney of Minnesota,
chairman of the committee on appropria
tions. The total represents a cut of $16,
t;,o,ono from the estimates submitted to the
committee, and la nmre thun lUO.OOO.OOO less
than the sundry civil bill carried for the
current fiscal year. t- '
Money for (anal.
Of the grand lo.al the largest single item
Is I37,1H.M)0 for the continuation of the
construction of the Panama canal. This
,Lm Is reimbursable to the treasury, from
I' A sale of bonds. The bill carries appro
lVon" tor piactlcally all branches of
tl.i.overnment service, including large es
timates for the District of Columbia-. Borne
of the larger Items are as follow:
For public buildings. tW.145.000; life saving
service, H.fttf.OOO; -urrfrit expense of the
revenue cutter service, 12,288,000; engraving
and printing, .Mlii.OtM); pay and janitors. of
public buildings. $2,400,000; fuel, lights and
water for public buildings.. IL&MI.OpO public
health and marlr.e hospitals, S1.KQ4.000;
Interstate Commerce commission, fl.3KO.000;
armories and arsenals, $o0f.000; barracks
and quarters, Including sea coast artillery,
JIOC.OOO; sea coast artillery in the Philip
pines and Hawaii ,1375.000; expensea of
White House, $78,000; rivers and harbors
improvement under cjntract. $fc.0f1.000; for
piotectlng the, harbor of New York from
injurious deposits, $100,000: artificial limbs,
$105,000; public lands service, $1,717,000; Bur
vying public landH, $506,000.
The limit ot cost of the New York post
office Is Increased to $4,600,000 and $250,000
la appropriated for continuing the work;
for the modernisation of the aubtreasury
building In New York, $170,000; for lighting
the capitol ground and building's In Wash
ington, $100,000; a provision also la Included
for $250,000 to enable the president to as
alxt the officers of the government In the
administration of custom laws.
Cnder the Department of State appropria- j
tlon of $100,000 Is made to meet the ex
penses of representatives of the 1'nited
btates In the arbitration before The Hague
tribunal under tho special agreement of
January, llHJt), for the submission of ques
tions relating to fisheries on the North
.Atlantic coast under the general arbitration
treaty between the Cnited Stutes and Great
Cholera Mrrnm Experiment.
Acting Secretary Hayes of the Depart
ment of Agricultural, in reply to a sug-
tton made by Senator Rurkett that
. '.-h good would b accompllahed by de
tailing an expert to demonstrate the effi
ciency of hog cholera serum In Nebraska,
said tn a letter to Senator Burkett today:
"The value of hog cholera serum in Ne
braska has been considered for some time
by official o fthe state experiment station
at Lincoln and the legislature of Nebraska
bait appropriated $G.t0i) to start the work.
"If Interested parties In Nebraska, such
as the Union tSock aYrds company at
South Omaha, for example, will furnish a
suitable number of hogs, proper quarters
for caring for these hogs while under ex
periment and will agree to care for them
as the department oflfclal may direct
during the experimental period, we can
probably carry otit satisfactory and in
atructlve experiment at Sotuh Omaha
come time during the month ot July.'
Senator Burkett. after the receipt of
thli letter, ha asked for a conference with
M. Dorset of the bio-chemlc division of
the bureau of animal Industry, with a View
of ascertaining the number of hogs needed
and the course to be followed.
C. J. Roman and wife of Lincoln, who
have been In Sweden for the last year,
were In Washington yesterday, en route to
their old home.
William Spage ha been appointed post
master at Valley View, Hand county. S. !.,
vice I. J. Post, resigned.
Secretary of the Interior Balllnger ha
dented a motion for the review of the de
pT, inientul decision In the case of K. J.
Pltkerell agulnat H. E. Crar.o filed by
the latter In holding for cancellation his
homestead entry located In the Alliance
IN'eb.) land distr.ct.
The application of George I. Parker. F. A.
WcCormack, J. v, I,lnkhart. T. n. Wilson
and J. C. Morrispn tu organise the First
National bank of Coleridge. Neb., with $40,
000 capital, has been approved by the comp
troller of the currency.
Rural carrier appointed are a follow:
Nebraska Lincoln, route . Fred Brock
rrler; llenrf Munson, substitute.
Iowa Akeny, route !, F. A. Allen, car
rier; Ann J? Allen, substitute: Jefferson,
i out I. Robert B. Mv): den, carrier; no substitute
Third Time This Century Kinj
Frederick's University Has Hon
. ored a Foreigner.
C1IR1STIANIA, Norway. May 6. King
Frederick' university conferred upon Theo
dore Roosevelt today the degree of doctor
of philosophy. It i the third time In the
history of a century that the degree nan
b?en given a foreigner.
The exercises occurred In the amphithe
ater of the university. King Haakon en
tered, with Mr. Roosevelt at his right, and
faced a notable assemblage.
The dean of the faculty of history and
philosophy, in an address, said that Mr.
Rootevelt bad already left the earth and
wan residing on Olympu with Jupiter and
Appollo, and that It waa scarcely kind to
drag him down among the mortal?. He
likened Colonel Roosevelt to a lushing
human engine, difficult to follow and mak
ing It difficult, amid the clouds of smoke,
to dloern precisely the manner of man he
waa. Pome saw a winged angel and others
a modern devil with claw. In sketching
the colonel' career he found the "Winning
of the West" hi most instructive work. He
agreed with other that Mr. Roosevelt was
a man who had learned to use the capaci
ties and powers which in most men lie
dormant. He had converted his capacities
in to energies. ,
In reply Mr. Roosevelt said that It did not i
make much difference what cans cities nltln,lc "enniors.
man had. It wa important rather what he
did with them. The thing wa to get the
Job done. The king laughed when Mr.
"If recognition come for. what you do,
good; If recognition doe not come." here
(he speaker paused "It. is not quite o
Mr. Roosevelt' first forenoon engagement
was with a throat epeclalist.
The newspaper today comment approv
ingly upon Mr Roosevelt's peace program
set forth In hi address yesterday.
Mr. and Mr. Roosevelt started for Stock
Pay for Vote
Confessor Says He Received "il.OOO
for Favoring Lorimer, Alleges
CHICAGO. May .-That a diiow.-.W
legislator-other than Charles-. A. Whl;. . -
confessed -to thei acceptance of a bribe
wa confirmed by State' ' Attorney Way
man tuda. According to - Mr. Wayman.
the new confession corroborate White on
the following points: First, that each re
ceived $1,000 for one act; second, that each
recelv.Vj 300 at another time; third, that
each waa called to the Southern hotel, St.
Ixiuls, where an alleged "Jackpot" wa
distributed. t .' ,
White' confession a printed In the Chi
cago Tribune states that $1,000 was the
sum he received for casting hi vote for
Lorlmer for senator.
The state's attorney said that one In
dictment against a democratic representa
tive will be voted and probably returned
before Judge Kersten today.
The publicity given the second confession
was determined on by member of the
grand Jury, who at said to believe that
the new might move other legislators to
unburden their consciences.
It is said that the grand Jury ha con
sidered Indictments for perjury In certain
cases, and word came forth In veiled but
apparently authoritative manner that
should any witnesses who have been before
the Jury wish to change their testimony,
they need not fear the perjury charge.
SPRINGFIELD, III., May G.-That the
elsh ef tthiitp k.(u,n Rtnt'l Attnr
neys Wayman of Cook and Burke of Ban
gamon county, over Jurisdiction in the In
vestigation of alleged legislative bribery
might Interfere with Justice U the opinion
of Attorney General William II. Stead.
State's Attorney Burke has sent out over
fifty subpoenas and will summon witnesses
from the state before the Sangamon county
Victims Will Be
Later Accounts from Disaster at
Cartago Place Number of Dead
to Exceed Five Hundred.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 6. -The i
number of persons killede whene Cartago
wa devastatede by an earthquake Wednes
day night Is now placed much above the
first estimate of IO persons. The shock
ccourred at 6:S0 o'clock and continued
about eighteen seconds. The buildings of
the town collapsed and the surviving pop
ulate was thrown Into a panic.
FRESNO. CaL. May C A sharp earth-
Juke 'hoc 'elt m t1hl" n hortir
before o'clock this morning. The vibra
tions lasted for over one minute, ahook
windows and caused dishes to rattle.
Court houe employe who had arrived at
their ofrita ran out of tho ebulldlng and
remained outside until if waa oveer.
Are you going to
move this Spring ?
Do you knowhow
to find somebody
to move you?
Look under "Moving and
Storing," in today's Ben want
Reliable persous, experieneed
in liandliug Lo)usehoId goods
are running ads there.
Call them aud make your
LONG A3 D-SHORT
Amendments Doomed to Defeat. De
clare Senators Elkins and
Crane at Capital.
BfaaMaaaMM . -
NOW HAVE FORTY-FIVE V(T
This, They Say, is Eight M
CUMMINS MAY MAKE
Announces that He Will Re-offer His
PRESIDENT TAFT COMMENTS
thief Executive Say that l.osa of
Pooling; and Mrraer Clauses Will
ot Kerlonaly Affect Kail
WASHINGTON, May 6. Son afier Sen- I
ators Elkins and Crane reached the capitol j
today for a conference with the president, '
they Informed their associates they had j
fifty-two votes, eight more than Ih needed i
to defeat every long and short haul amend-
iment to the railroad bill that may be nf-
' ",s n,lmMr 'rciuacs many ..emu-
The attention of the supporters of the
Dixon amendment was called to the state
ment of the conservative, senators. They
euid thev did not know whether the op
position had fift.y-flve votes, but they ad
mitted that "it looks as If the insurgent j
amendment would be lust." J
It was claimed also by the conservatives !
that they would prevent the adoption of
any amendment to section 9 of the bill.
S nator Cummins. In withdrawing his
tariff agreement amendment to Section 7
preliminary to the strlklng-out nf that sec
tion, announced that ho would reoffer his
amendment when Section 9 Is reached.
Taft Hetr Xsm.
The statue of the administration railroad
bill In the house and the senate Is under
stood to have been the chief topic of dls
cupflon nt today's meeting of the cabinet.
Attorney General Wlckei sham, who draw
up the measure In Its original form, ex
plained In detail to President Taft Just
what had been done during the chief execu
President Taft today declared that al
though he was sorry the so-called pooling
and merger clauses of tho bill had been
I omitted In the senate he did not consider
jthat the loss of these two provision vitally
j affected the bill.
The president I far more concerned over
what congress may attempt to put Into
the - bill rather than the provisions that
have been stricken out. A he has already
Inlmated. It Is regarded as certain that if
Afnendmcnts suKRested In the house by
some of the more radical members are in
cluded In the bill and the conferees are
not able to eliminate them, he will veto
the bill on the ground that It would un
duly hamper railroads In carrying- on theil
I'l.XF.R'H AMEX11HKM (EJECTED
Negative Action Taken I pc.n Proposi
tion on Jlfrrrr.
WASHINGTON. May C The house ere
Jected the Sulzer amendment to the anti
merger section striking out the words
"common carriers" from the section. The
ptirprse of the amendment, Mr. Sulzer ex
plained, was to make it apply tu such hold
ing companies as the Northern Securities
Carrying an appropriation of $?.U,0O0.CO0
the postoffice appropriaton bill was passed
today by the senate after forty minutes'
consideration. The measure went through
without change from the form in which It
was reported from committee.
McCalla is Dead
Naval Hero with Long Record of Dis
tinguished Services Dies in
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May . Rear
Admiral B. H. McCalla, U. S. N.. (retired)
died at 4 o'clock thi morning of apoplexy.
WASHINGTON, May S.-HIgh naval of
ficer In Washington when they learned
today of the sudden death of Rear Admiral
Bowman Henry McCalla at Santa Bar
bara, Cal., were unanimous In their ex
pressions of sorrow and praise of the dead
Rear Admiral McCalla was born at Cam
den, N. J., In 1S44, entering the navy in
1861. His services during the almost
thirty-nine years of active duty In all parts
of the world were noted with conspicuous
acts. The most brilliant achievements of
the dead officer were in connection with
the war with Spain and the Peking relief
column, for which he received signal rec
ognition tn the shape of a congressional
medal for distinguished service In battle
and also international acknowledgment of
hi labor through the bestowing on him
of the order of The Red Kagle by the
(German emperor and the Chinese war
medal by the king of England. All of
this was on top of the excellent record In
the civil war.
Iliar Admiral McCalla was made a mem
ber of the Loyal 1-eglon and decorated in
other respects and advanced in rank In
the navy. His last active service In the
navy was as commandant of the naval train
ing station at Mara Island. Cal., and of the
navy yard there, and he retired June 19,
1906. For some time he had been living In
southern California with his family.
WEALTHY ST. LOUIS MAN
MUST SERVE FIVE YEARS
Frank J. Minor Given Penitentiary
Sentence for 4'ondar lloit a
PT. I.OUIS, May 6(-Frank J. Minor, a
weullhy trader, wa sentenced to' serve five
year In the penitentiary Thursday afler
noon after being convicted of conducting
a bucket shop. He will appeal. I
Minor l the head of a r.raln comiany
and was indicted by a grand Jury along j
with nine ther. The other cases were '
dismissed when the men promised to sus- j
I Minor' company 1 the one in the city i
uapecled of conducting a bucket (hop.
Testimony at the trial allowed that th in- '
corporator of the company were elevttor I
boy. who received 50 cent for Signing the
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Born, Hot. 0, 1841.
Sled, May 6, 1910.
RING'S PERSONALITY UNIOUE
Ruler of England Loved by People in
Ten Years' Reign.
SKILLED IN FIELD OF DIPLOMACY
Coronation One of Moat Splendid
l'ajceaul of Modern .. Times '.
. SnhJeeU Itesrarded Hln
M'lien King Kdward breather his last
there came to a close the life of a tinl'juc
personality. He wa loved almost univer
sably, first of all as a man whose natural
attributes made him dear to the hearts of
hla subjects and next as a monarch whose
ability to fulfil the role which he was
called to assume was demonstrated con
spicuously. "Kdward VII by the grace of God. of the
United Kingdom of Oreat Britain and Ire
land and of the British dominions beyond
tlie seas, King, defender of the faith, em
peror of India," was hi'j title.
Subject to fierce criticism In his youth
because of his manner of life, he lived down
a rather unenviable reputation through
long years of more careful conduct and suc
ceeded lu winning the confidence of all the
people as almost no other sovereign of
Great Britain, except his mother, Queen
Victoria, had done.
Active In Statesmanship.
As a statesman he was active and suc
cessful, particularly in the field of for-elfe-n
affairs. The fart that he was the Idol
of the people maue him a useful Instrument
of the ministry, and enabled hint at the
same time to wield morel nfluence than
had been conceded to the throne In the
past. He was an ablo diplomat and In all
the morel niportant questions of foreign
jsjllcy which came up during his short
reign, he made himself felt.
In domestic politics he was less active,
but succeeded In strengthening the position
of the monarchy with the masses, eventu
ally killing whatever anti-royalist senti
ment existed at the time of his accession.
Ills Influence with his minister In an
advsory capacity was much more pro
nounced than was that of Queen Victoria,
although his attitude on the political ques
tions of the day was not defined.
Kdward VII assumed the throne on the
death of Queen Victoriaon January 22,
101, so that he was king less than ten
I'auKht People as Sportsman.
It was as a sportsman that the British
people loved most to think of him. He was
an enthusiastic patron of horse racing and
was fond of yacht racing, cricket, athletics
und shooting. His love of cards was almost
a puhlon in his earlier days and his
gambling for high stakes got him In trouble
When in 1909 his horse Minoru won the
Dei by at Epsom there w as a scene of
enthusiasm at the track which was un
paralleled. Twice before he became kln
he won the Derby, with Persimmon in 1jo
and with Diamond Jublllee In l'.iOO,
In personal appearances the kins was the
typical Englishman. He was rather below
the average stature, of strong and heavy
build. Ills ruddy face betoken -d guud
health and good spirits up tu a short time
ago. - He wore his-gray beard trimmed to
a sharp point. Ills thin circle of gray hair
diminished until lie was quite buld. Even
in his latter days he continued tu be one
of the best dressed men lit Europe and was
New King and Queen
George Frederick Ernest Albert Juu a, 1863
Marrlid Princess Mary Victoria of Tick, July
6. 89U, and bag lsue:
Print1 Kdward Albert Chriatian George Andrew
Patrick David June 23,1X04
Princo Albert Frederick Arthur George'. December 14, 1895
Princess Victoria Alexandria Alice Mary April 2f., 1807
Prince Heury William Frederick Albert March SI, 1900
Prince George Kdward Alexander Edmund. . . .December 20, 1902
Prince John Charles Francis July 12, 1903
regarded as a model for unlet refinement
of dress and bearing.
Revives Court l'om:.
At the state functions In which he par
ticipated King Kdward revived all the
pomp and circumstance of medieval days.
He drove to Westminster on the opening
of Parliament In one of the sumptuous
royal coaches, attended by heralds, equer
ries and outriders and a vast retinue, form
InR a pageant of roynt splendor. On these
occasions the' king wore the full robes of
majesty. ' '
The tactfulness which he possessed to a
marked degree was a prominent character
istic of the Inle king, though he waU fi'ank,
loysl Hiid warm-hearted always. Those
who have associated with him have said
111 n t tin xa- u u nm nit atlf-iolli' 4h "trrnil f a1 ,
low- simple and courteous, but a stickler
or the deference which bis rank demanded.
Ha was horn at Buckingham palace on
November 9, 1S41, the son of Queen Vic
toria and Prince Albert of Sako-Coburg and
Gotha. Kducated by private tutors on a
plan outlined by his father, he later studied
nt Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge. A
lons period of travel followed. during
which he went over Europe and the east,
In 1S60 he made a triumphant tour through
the United States and Canada.
The prince was married March 10, 1S63, to
Princess Alexandria, oldest daughter of the
Danish' prince who became some months
later, Klng Christian IX.
Six children were horn, two of whom the
Duke of Clarence and Prince Alexander
died.' The surviving children are George
Frederick, prince of Walkes; Duke of Corn-
I wall and York, ' w ho now becomes king;
Princess Louise who was married to the
Duke of Fife; Princess Victoria Alexandria
and Princess Maud Charlotte, who was
married to Prince Karl of Denmark, now
j King Haakon VII of N-orwav
The king was of the house of Hanover,
which dates from the accession to the
inruiie or rung ueorge J, in lilt. ,, ,, . j , j u .
T...I..1 . j. . . . , , k ng having been deceived by the fact
Twice before ascending the throne Ed
ward's life was despaired of. In 1S71 he was ' that he liaJ rel,le1 uletl' through tne
bo seriously 111 with typhoid fever that i night. The news was received with cheers
for weeks his death was expected. In 1898
he fell on the stairs during a visit to Baron
Ferdinand De Rothschild at AVaddesdon
manor and fractured a knee cap. Compli
cations ensued and for a time his condition
Coronation YVonriroD Pageant,
His coronation, originally set for June 16,
1302 was postponed until August 9. on
account of Illness. It was a pageant of al
most unparallelled splendor and the occas
ion of a celebration throughout the world.
His shrt reign Was a peaceful one, after
the conclusion of the Boer war, which was
In progress when he became king.
Several times the klna' life had been
In danger from anarchists or cranks. On
April 4, 1900, when, as a prince he was In
Brutsels, Jean Sipido, a boy of 15 years,
fired at him as he was sested in a railway
roach. The shot did not harm. The bov
j " ' . vf iiiT-uiniiy II eon s . oi e.
I A plot to assassinate him and King Carlos
. II ..!. . . . I ..........11.. I , ,
of Portugal whilo he was In Lisbon In lSOS
was discovered and frustrated.
The king was always a great traveler
and was nearly as well known on the
boulevards of Paris and In the casinos of
Blarrili and Homburg as he was along
Piccadilly. He always exhibited a marked
preference' for the society of Americans.
Sketch of the I.nte Klnic's 1,1 fe.
King Kdward VII. was born at Bucking
ham pitlace, In London, on November 9,
1MI. His mother. Queen Victoria, was mar
ried to her cousin. Prince Albert of Saxe
Coburg in February, ls40. In the tame year
Victoria, who became Empress Frederick
(Continued on Second Page.)
IS NO MORE
British Monarch Passes Away at
Royal Palace After Two Days'
PNEUMONIA PROBABLE CAUSE
Bronchitis Develops Into Fatal Form,
Causing Sudden End.
FAMILY AT THE KING S BEDSIDE
Queen, Sons and Daughters with
Ruler When Death Calls.
i GLOOM SETTLES OVER CITY
! Demise May Have Serious Effect Upon
! Political Affairs.
j PRINCE OF WALES IS SUCCESSOR
New Itnler Will Me "worn as Soon
I'rlvjr Council (n con-
Whole- World In
LONDON, May B. King Edward died at
midnight, only the nearest relatives and
doctors were with him at the end. The
cause of death, 11 Is understood, was pneu
monia, following bronchitis.
The official bulletin announcing the
king's death read as follows:
t MAY 6. 11:50 r. M. His majesty, the
king, breathed his last at 11:45 tonight in
the presence of her majesty, Queen Alex
andra, the prince and princess of Wales,
the princess royal, the duchess of Fife,
Princess Victoria and Princess Louise,
the duchess of Argyll.
iSigned) "Lakms, Held, Fowell, Daw
son.." Only a few reporters and a few officials
were at the palace when Lord Knollys en
t. red the office a few minutes after mid
night' and quietly announced the king had
passed away. News was withheld from
tke press for half an hour,
The prince of Wales became king auto
matically on the death of Kdward.
m take the ua"' ot offlCe bet0,e tUe
privy council when it can oe convened.
The prince and princess of Wale left
the palace at 12:17 a. ni., returning to
Marlborough house. Some of the king's
neansl friends declare that his Illness was
brought on by worry and ions of sleep re-
suiting from the political situation
"Well, it Is all over, but I think I have
done my duly."
These words fell from the lips of King
Edward VI. In a waking Interval this
The prince of Wales arrived at the palace
at 10 o'clock this morning and entered al
most unobserved. In addition lu the three
physicians who were in attendance
throughout the night. There were summoned
tliis morning Dr. Bertrand Dawson and
Dr. St. Clair Thoma. All of the medical
party remained within call ot the sick
The first unofficial news given out today
J ,ndlcaled w. improvement, those with the
I by anxious crowds gathered tnroughout the
city. This bulletin stated that his majesty's
condition remained much the same. TlieS
subsequent examination developed that the
patient' bronchial tubes, Instead ot being
In better condition, were more seriously
aflected after the night's sleep than they
Thereupon a bulletin waa Issued say
ing: "The king passed a comparatively quiet
night, but the symptoms have not Improved
and his majesty's condition gives rise to
The death of the sovereign confronts the
country at the worst possible time in years.
From political and other points of view
the outcome is disastrous. The greatest
constitutional crisis In generation hangs
over Great Britain. King Edward was
familiar with all the features of the situa
tion, which would be particularly trying to
his successor, who on the threshhold of
his reign would be called upon to deal with
the question of employing the authority
of the crown to curb the power of the
From a social and bushier viewpoint,
the monarch's demise is equally un
fortunate. The social season, when
families arc flocking from the country to
London and the merchant counting on a
big business. Is Just beginning, and wa
expected this year to bo the most brilliant
jot many seasons. The king's death will
I throw the court and country Into inuurnlng
.wl . V. .tnlal . n.l.'ll I l-IJ..i.i..
" ...i ...em. .;,,
, Mr. iiooeveii visit, wincti ell England
bus anticipated ns an unique event, may 1
be cancelled, or at least made extreinelv '!
Con:. .-Is. which to a fireat extent are a
barometer of the business feeling, dropped
fiom 8111-lt wIkii (he market closed yes
i Uiday to 81 ul noon today. Leading finan
cier when Interviewed expressed the opln
I Ion that the monarch Illness or ilealn
I would have only a temporary effct upon
l erui itir generally and that the decll.ie
j already recorded lepresent the marking
down of quotation by broker In antlcl-
pat Ion of selling which usually follow any
First Attack Year tin,
King Edward's fust serious attack of
bronchial trouble was experienced a year
ago. Since that time his majesty has suf
lered seveial recurrences of tha malady,
including one during his rrcent visit At
Itiuriltx. Each attai-k proved worse than
the preceding one 'and more difficult to
conquer. The present illness camo sud
denly and without warning.
Caller at the palace today who had rx
prtssed the hope that report in the morn
ing papers were cxanKciated had their
worst fears confirmed by the palace offi
cials. "1 inn very sorry to say," said one
of the king's close entourage, with a shake
of the htud, "that the papers have not
exaiucruted his majesty's condition. It is
One government officr, who In his offi
cial capacity attended t lie audiences of tne
kn.g on Wednesday und ycMurday, said;
"The ku-.g looked very 111 Wednesday
morning and very much worse on Thui
day. The chief outward symptom wa ex
treme houif enesM. He was scarcely able to
t-peak at limes, but Insisted on continuing
lliu audiences." Upon one occasion during
tho audience when the king's condition was
the subject of remark, his majesty said:
"This Is a return of what 1 had at Biar
ritz. I got clear of It then, but caught an
other cold at the theater. However, 1 will
be all likiht In u. few days."
Sit 'C13SSOK OF KINti IJIlWAHIl
Heath Pats Him In l.liie of Snocelii
And llrlntts lllm to Throne at .'IT.
The successor of King Edward to the
throne of the British empire Is Prince
George Frederick Ernest Albert, second son
ot the late king, born June 3. lstw. lie bears
half a score of titles In addition to that of
princo of Walc, conferred by net of Parlia
ment on tho accession of his father.
The prince of Wales and his older brother,
the duke of Clarence, chore the profession
of the sea. Clarence was seventeen months
the older, and the 'royal children passed
their boyhood days together. They entered
the navy as cadets on June 5, 1S77, spending
two years on the Britannia. In they
Joined the Bacchante, under command of
In their crul'e to the Meilltlei anrati and
subsequently to tho Went Indies the two
princes underwent practically the sanio
hardships as those borne by the other ca
dets, being relieved only from tho middle
watch. The ships anchored in tho Barba
dos for Christmas, 1S71. and the two princes
passod the d;Ly ashore, receiving a cordial
reception from the Islanders. At Bermuda
they luid the foundation stone for the sail
1 1 axed at Kquator Crosalnic.
Subsequently Bacchante was attached to
the channel fleet, going therefrom again
to Lord Clanw illlam at Vigo. In Januar,
1HS0, Prince George was promoted to mid
shipman. In this capacity lio crossed tho
equator, submitting to the usual hating by
Neptune, lord of the seas, good tiaturedlj,
On this cruise Bacchante vislK'd tli'i
Canaries, the 1'alklands, Simon's bay,
Montevideo and Australia, where Prince
GeorKO remained several months. Bac
chante went from Australia to China and.
returned tu the Mediterranean via Singa
pore and the Suci canal. A trip from Jafla
through Palestine completed the tour.
Prince George was made sublieutenant lu
1SSI und Joined II. M. S. Canada on the
north Atlantic station. In October of thu
following year he became lull lieutenant.
Attached successively to vrn mis Milps, he
served with II. M. S. I t i,.i, ..ml ll.
Jl. S. Alexandra, han i,.e Aioiiitei-
ranean squadron, of ,. n ,n iniciv. the
duke of Edinbur;:! ..j. .iiiiiiianuei -in-chief.
J ii 1MI George v a pic-ented w ith his
first command, to . ilo tioat No. TU. during
the naval mum uve. .-. Whin? In charge of
this craft he save unti.t service to u ves
sel in distress.
On May 0, l.S'.O. he commissioned t he first
gunboat Thrush, and spent a year thereon
at the north Atlantic station, visiting Can
ada and the Wot Indlis. Upon hi.-i return
to KngluiKl, In isill, he was promoted to
commandM . ills luicst command wr 11.
M. S. Cre.ciiil, lu which, during IsHS, he
United many seuport towns of Ireland and
Heroines Heir to the Throne.
In the cloi-ing mouths of the year iyji
Prince Geors' was taken 111 with enteric
fever and for weeks his life was despaired
of. He recovered, however, only a short
time before his eldnr brother, the duke of
Clarence, became seriously ill from th
after effects of Influenza. After a few
days of suspense the duke of Clarsncs
passed away and Prince George became,
next to hla father, the heir apparent to
the throne of England.
The death of the duke of Clarence gave tc
tho English royal family the most ro
mantic chapter of Its history. He had
been betrothed to Princess Victoria May
of Teck. The princess had been destined
for a throne from the day of her birth.
She was the first royal baby born at Ken
sington palace since the birth there ol
Queen Victoria. Her betrothal to the duk
of Clarence was received with every slfjr
of popular iipproval. When the duke dice
the English people turned to Prince G.xu'ge
It seemed the wish of the Kuxlixh peipli
that Princo Ge ire and Princess May, hoil
greut favorite , Hhoiill marry, 'l he prlnc .it
of Wale objected to the niarrliigc, al
though she had Kivcn her consent to at
alliance between her oldest son, the duki
of Clarence, and Princess May.
Weds Brother's llrlrotheil.
Queen Victoria became as inc re an ud-
tvocale, of the man-lag" as the peoji'e. hik
'on day the princess of Wales was sei-.n Ir
tho park with Princess May. Prior to ar
tinnounccmeiit of the espousal of Princ s
May by Prince George, thu arclib'shop o
Canterbury proclaimed from the step o
the chapel royal that there was no (ccl".-l
astiral or legal obstacles to the union.
The marriage was celebrated on July i
Wj?,. lu the chapel royal, St. James.
The weddlrg brought out a story to th
effect that Prince George already had
wife. He 1 said to have secretly wedded
)n ,fg. th(J of vjee Adm,ri. Tr.(m 0
the British navy. The wedding took plc.
In the English church at .Malta. The cuuph
lived together openly at Malta and had twi
This marriage, of course, was contrary t.
all custom, for there i a law forbidding lie
niarriJk'4 of members of the royal famtl;
with commoner. It Is said tii.it when Ad
miral Tryon discovered the shame that hiii
attached tu his name following this mar
riago he went half mad. He lost his life ll
the Victoila-Caniperdown collision In th
Mediterranean In KJX
'Inert? I blltlrc-n M ri.
As the result of bis marriage lu the pun
cess of Teck the? prince Is tli father
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