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VOL. X..1X-.NU. 49. ( OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY -22, laid. SINGLE COrY t'lVK CKNTS.
Political and Social News of the Old World Reported by Special Cable and Correspondence
Ex-President and Library Builder in
Discussion of Peace
LAIRD OF SKIBO'IS TO ORATE
American Invasion cf English Cap
ital is Unusually Strong.
CUMBERLAND 'PLACE IS TAKEN
Removal of Morgan Silver Attracts
Much Public Attention.
KING IS A STAMP COLLECTOR
I'rFirnl Whrrraliouta or the Crown
Jerrels la J nut Move a Grent
Secret Itemoved from
Tower for Itrpalra.
BY PAUL LAMBETH.
lX)NDON. May 21. (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.)--Mr. 'Andrew Carnegie and,
former President Roosevelt will meet at
the annual meeting of the Peace society at
the Oulld hall on Tuesday. This will be the
formal mretliiK of these two famous advo
cated of world' peace. Mr. Carnegie will
make a speech, but It la not certain yet
whether Mr. Roosevelt can be Induced to
any a few words to advance the cause. It
is believed he could. If he would, make
some extremely liitereating statement as
'to the feeling toward arbitration and the
limitation of armaments at the various Eu-
pran capitals, but It Is not likely he will.
In a conference Mr. Carnegie has ar
ranged between Mr. Roosevelt and some of
the leaders of the peace movement the
former president will probably give the re
sult of his talks with the kaiser. President
Falllercs, King Victor and the Km per or
Francis Joseph, but It is hardly likely the
public will be taken Into hia confidence at
The Impression Is strong here that Mr.
Jlooxrevlt will head the American delega
tion to the next Hague conference. It Is
believed If he should be tendered and ac
cept this appointment he would be the dom
inant force In tbe conference and would be
able to do mere than any other single man
to advance the cause of the peace of the
Mr. Roosevelt has accepted the offer of
the Cambridge union to be. made an hon
orary member of that society. He Is not
the first clllxen of the United States to be
thus honored, for Included In the small and
distinguished list of honorary members of
the union Is the name of Oliver Wendell
Holmes. The last to be admitted was. Lord
Kitchener on his return from the Soudan
Americana Invade London.
The American Invasion of London tills
season will be of exceptional Importance
owing to the number of wives of multi
millionaires who are expected to entertain
on a lavish scale. Great Cumberland Place
Is literally turned Into an American colony,
so numerous are the houses let to Trans
atlantic visitors there. A number of well
known Kngllsh houses have also fallen Into
American hands and It Is expected that, the
display of diamonds made by these ladles
will add considerably to the brilliance of
London funcllons. From all parts come the
Dollar queens, among tnem Airs. w.
Uraham of California. Mrs. Jordan Mott.
with piles of dollars from New York, who
has secured Mrs. Cornwallls West's house,
and Mr;. William Leeds, the widow of a
multl-mllllonalre. The duchess of Rox
burghe will be In Chesterfield House; Lady
Uranard, young, beautiful and one of the
het dressed women In Europe, has got
Forbes house. Mrs. ' French Vanderbllt
brings some millions to spend In Brook
street, while Mrs. J. J. Astor will be not
far off In Hill street. Mrs. Walter Farwell
Is still looking out for a London house for
the season and It is expected she will settle
In the charming residence of a well known
.r. Plerpont Morgan's splendid collection
of old German silver has been removed
from Glasgow art gallery to the Victoria
and Albert museum, South Kensington, to
give residents In London an opportunity to
Last ye:ir was the year of the Flying Man.
This year Is the year of the Flying Woman,
Four "flying weeks" have been arranged
to take place during the summer of 1910 In
England, and at each of them, it Is ex
pected, at least one woman aviator will be
seen. It is a matter of money with must of
them. The fees paid to the ordinary male
aviator are sufficiently tempting. But the
first few women aviators qualified to fly
In public for exhibition purposes will be
able to demand almost any sums they
choose. Already some scores of them are
learning to fly, or trying to learn, and soma
five or six have succeeded. One of these,
Mats Spencer KavanauKh, is an English
woman. The others are all French women.
KIuk Collects Stamp.
King George Is an enthusiastic stamp col
lector. His collection Is one of the finest
In the world and Is worth thousand. Some
years ago he gave the liugo sum of 17,250
for a single stamp. The king's Interest In
philately was so keen that he turned his
attention to stamp designing and was once
asked by the Canadian postmaster general
to give his advice In the preparation of a
new die for the Canadian stamp. This he
did, and the resulting design was most
Little Prince Kdward shares his rtoyal
father's taste for stamps and his collection
Is ope that is the envy of all his school feV
"?. and, Indeed, is better than many pos-
stJ-scd by experienced adult collectors.
Great secrecy being observed as to the
n-went whereabouts of the crown Jewels,
--n to tne visitors who Inspect the
Tower of London as "tho Regalia." Usually
they repose In a glass caie enclosed In an
Iron cage In the Wakefield tower, and the
only means of access to them is through a
trap door In the flooring within the cage.
of which the governor of tho tower and
only one other person possess a key,
Rut the tower is now undergoing repairs
of an extensive description, with a view to
miklni It even more secure ih k.i.,..
safe place for these valuable gems.
For nearly the whole of seven centuries
a thv have been guarded In the Tower of
? don. It was in Henry Ill's reign that
ini-y vr&., uriincu mere and from
) u ti-a form aid they were generally
U.ve under the car of a special keeper,
TROUBLE ON TAP IN CORK
Threats of Mob Violence Are Circu
lating Throughout Country.
LIVELY TIMES ARE EXPECTED
Heavy Inrreaae Is Shown
Irish Savings Rank lie
Boalls for the tear
BY THOMAS EMMETT.
DUBLIN, May 24-(Speclal Dispatch to
The Bee.) Trouble is feared In Cork to
morrow when John Redmond, with Messrs.
Dovlln and Dillon, will invade William
O'Brien's stronghold, and endeavor to show
that the O'Brlcnites In Parliament aro be
traying the cause of homo rule. Threats
or mob violence against the nationalist
leaders have been freely made and there
is every reason to fear that there will be
lively times. The autonomics aro quietly
taking precautions and are confident they
will bo able to handle the situation.
It is the purpose of the Redmondltes to
contest every scat now held by an O'Brien
ltc and great confidence is felt that several
of tho recalcitrants will bo left ut home.
Tho nationalist war chest is rapidly fill
ing up and the Irish party is in bettei
shape for the next general election than
either of the other parties. In fact, they
are prepared for the battle right now
should It come.
Kino; Ueorgr la Popular.
The reported action of King George in
Insisting on the modification of the oath
by the elimination of the phrases offensive
to his Catholic subjects has created a
distinctly good Impression in Catholic Ire
land. It la regarded as portending good to
the cause of home rule.
The half yearly report July-December,
19C9 just Issued by the Department of Ag
riculture and Technical Instruction for Ire
land, of Irish banking and railway sta
tistics, shows that In December, 1900, there
was an Increase of deposits and cash bal
ances In the Irlrh Jomt stock - banks, as
compared with the corresponding period in
1908, of 958.000. while there was an increase
of 1,149,000 as compared with the June
half year of that year.
There was an Increase of 820,000 In the
deposits In savings banks . in Ireland In
December, 1909. as compared with the close
of the year 1908, there having been an In
crease of 582,000 in the sum in the Post
office Savings bank, and an increase of
38.000 In the amount in the Trustees'
bank, there being an Increase of 241,000
as compared with June of the same year
232,000 In the Postofflce Savings bank, and
9,000 in the Trustees', banks.
n Increase, Is Shown.
The amount In December last of govern
ment funds, Indian stocks, guaranteed
land stock, guaranteed 2 per cent. . 8tock
(land purchase act, 1903), and war stock,
showed an increase of 312,000, as com
pared with the amount at the close of the
preceding year, but there was . decrease
of $18,000 in the amount of the same stock
and funds as compared with the J tine re
port of tho same year.
At the end of 1909, there was an increase
of 213,000 In the average amount of bank
note circulation, and an increase of 55,000
in the amount of coin held, as compared
with the figures of the corresponding per
iod of 1908, whli there was an increase of
801,000 In the bank "note circulation and of
368,000 In the amount of coin compared
with June of the same year.
The agricultural or edit societies in Ire
land for 1908. numbered 268, as compared
with 2G1 returned in 1907, while the mem
bership was 17,403. as compared with 14,875
In December, 1907. The total loans granted
in 1908 amounted to 53.112 3a 9d in 1907, and
were 573 9s OHd, leaving a reserve fund
amounting to 2,960 4s Od.
The return showed that the total receipts
on the Irish railways for 1909 was 4,180,013,
an increase of 71,464, as compared with
the figures for the previous year.
Throne for Wife
Prince Victor of France is to Wed
Daughter of the King
BRLfahLLS, May 21. (Special Dispatr-ff
to Iho Bee.)-Klng Albert of Belgium has
sent General Daelman to accompany Prin
cess Clementine, the youngest daughter of
the late King Leopold, to Austria, where
she will, be the guest of her sister. Princess
Stephanie (Countess Lonyay), and will meet
her fiance, Prince Victor Napoleon.
The terms of the marriage, which Is to
take place in August, are to be fettled be
tween Prince Victor and General Daelman,
who Is the king's representative.
Prince .Victor will renounce his claim to
the throne of France.
AMERICAN ROBINS IN ENGLAND
For First Time In Hlatory Blrda Spend
Wluter in a Wild Con
dition. LONDON, May 21. Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) For the first time in the annals
American robins have wintered in England
in a wl'd state.
Several accounts have been given on the
breeding of these birds some in their own
nests, some In the nests of thrushes and
blackbirds. They took kindly to their new
home, but late In December they seemed
to have disappeared. The disappearance,
however,- was only temporary. Both odd
birds and pairs have been continually seen
since, and as the great migration, of field
fares, to which they are somewhat akin.
Is now completed; the robins may be
classed as English stay-at-homes.
A new consignment has also been re
ceived from America. These are now mak
ing nests and are likely to breed as suc
cessfully as their predecessors.
COMBINE IN CEYLON TEA
Deal Involves Plantation to the
F.atent of Tteat-ls Thou,
COLOMBO, Cevlon, May 21. Special Dis
patch to The Bee.) A huge combine I in
formation of Ceylon tea and rubber estates
The combine will Include plantations to the
extent of 16.000 acres, 17 000 of which are
rubber plantations and about 1,000 acres
of which are tea plantations, the rest being
uncultivated. Thei total converted capital
to be subscribed Is iT.OOO.OPtt,
Suffragettes "Who Campaign for
Public Office Make Weak Show
ing; on Election Day.
NOT EVEN GOOD "ALSO RANS"
Mme. Durand, Leader of Movement,
Expresses Surprise at Results.
THIRTY VOTES IS THE TOP NOTCH
Returns Demonstrate Positively that
France is of Republican Trend.
AVIATION PRIZES ARE OFFERED
Toiler lluun Make Olamnl Failure in
Trucking it Smooth llnrular
I sea Perfume to Unfile
BY PALL V1LL1ERS.
PARIS. May 21 (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The recent elections have de
monstrated that the suffragette movement
in France Is not yet In the realm of prac
tical politics. A number of woman suf
fragists offered themselves as candidates
for the chamber of deputies', but they
hardly received votes enough to qualify
them fur the "also ran" class. For in
stance, Mme. Durand, the suffragette
leader, who made an especially vigorous
campaign and who expressed the con
fident hope that she would get a vote
which would surprise the opponents of
suffrage, was about the most surprised
of all when she was 'credited with only
thirty-four votes. Other women candi
dates did not do so well as this.
Another fact was demonstrated by the
returns France is overwhelmingly re
publican. Extraordinary efforts had been
made by the chutch party and the various
varieties of Royalists to get out a big
vote, but of the 8,563,716 votes cast at the
first ballots the parties of Republican
union and concentration (Radicals and
Socialist Radicals, Liberals and Independ
ent Socialists) poled 4,909,347, or nearly 60
per cent. The center parties, the Progress
ists, and Liberal Collectivist and Revolu
tionary Socialists, 1,094,837; the -Conservatives,
778,692; and the Nationalists, 149,564.
Over lOu.000 voting cards were counted out
as blank or spoiled. . : . ,
It Is significant that - the Liberal Re
publican Left, wltt) an Increase-of nearly
230,000, has gained more ground than any
other party since 1908. The Radical gain
amounts to some 200,000.
- Bin-" frises Offered.
Fully 11,000,000 will be offered in prizes
for aviation meets during the' year 1910.
When the smaller' meets and special con
tests are considered it is probably that the
figures will exceed the million mark by a
very considerable margin.
As the number of aviators who will share
In these prizes is as yet very small this
profession rivals the exponents of grand
opera as a high salaried profession.
M. Gultry, who plays the name-part In
"Chantecler," is guaranteed by contract a
minimum of 60,000 and 10 per cent of the
The takings are - growing less. During
the first few weeks the average evening's
receipts at the Porte St. Martin were be
tween 450 and .m They now average 320.
Police dogs are useless in tracking the
aristocracy of the French criminal com
munity, as was shown In a recent case In
Paris. A series of daring burglaries had
been committed at Chanttlly, Malmalson,
and other fashionable resorts near Paris,
and were pronounced by detectives to be
the work of one man.
In his last Job the burglar left behind
him a. pair of shirt cuffs. Here was a
valuable clue, the police tUoug-ht. Im
mediately Cherry, the best police dog In
Paris, was sent for and the hunt began,
the detectives following hot foot.- The trail
was wearisome. Over hedges and stiles,
through fields and ditches, tho dog led
them until a small stream was reached.
Here Cherry lost the scent completely,
and the man hunters returned discom
fited, the disappointment being all the
greater because the burglary was an bffalr
of some Importance, $50,000 worth of
jewelry having been stolen.
Purely by accident the burglar finally
fell into the hands of the police when In
the act of selling some of his plunder to a
Jeweler at Rhcims. Leplne closely ques
tioned the man, one Andre Lamoulon, a
master of his craft, a to the means he em
ployed In baffling pursuers.
"Nothing simpler," same tbe answer.
'Nothing else but personal cleanliness.
Whenever I have cracked a crib I change
every stitch of clothing I have on me.
Besides, on my last Job I took a bath in the
little stream, and perfumed myself pretty
strongly from a bottle of scent which 1
always carry for the purpose."
Thus the police have run up against the
problem how to circumvent thb well
washed and daintily-perfumed modern pro
A . young American, woman "seeing"
Paris met with a most unpleasant adven
ture a few evenings ago. She and her
escort, an American, had strolled into tne
Rat Mort. the well-known 'Montmartre
night restaurant, and two Frenchmen
started making eyes at the lady. On -being
remonstrated with by her escort, they In
sulted the latter and called upon others
present to Join In. A general scrlmmagu
ensued, and the American, taking up a
champagne bottle, used .it with telling ef
fect. The lady and her escort flnaHy man
aged to get out of the restaurant, and.
Jumping Into a taxlcab, got away. , Inas
much as the police had been informed of
the affair the escort thought discretion the
better part of valor, and left for England
by the flrat train he could catch.
FRENCH ORGANIZE THE GREEKS
Government Uoes Away front Home to
Enlist Ksaert Military Asslat
sset Greek Subjects.
ATHENS, May 21. (Special to The Bee.)
The Greek government hae chosen a
French general and six colonels to reorgan
ise the army. In order' that they may
hold full command, a special bill will be
laid before the national assembly, giving
them temporarily the quality of Greek sub
AUSTRIA SNARLS AT BRITAIN
"England Had Better Attend to Her
Own," Says Press.
INTEREST IN NEW WARSHIPS
I.IMle Love for Great Britain in
lenna nnd There la a
Chl on the Public
By EMIL ANDRASSY.
VIENNA. May 21-(Speclal Dispatch to
The F.ee.) England had better attend to
Its own builness. That Is the attitude
of the Viennese press and unofficially of
the Austro-Hungarlan government toward
the more or less anxious inquiries which
are being made In London as to Austria's
naval progj-am nnd the suggestions thut
Its new Dreadnought are really being
bullded for Germany.
The disposition Is to reijard the English
attitude us closely bordering on the in
sulting. The general feeling Is that Austria has
piecisely the same right to build Dread
noughts as Germany, Russia, Italy and
Turkey, and that there is not the least
occasion for England to assume In this
fact any hostile intention on the part of
In a leader recently the Nue Frele
1 'I esse dwells upon the necessity for the
maintenance of confidential relations be
tween Vienna and London, and r marks
tfiat great praise Is due to Sir Fairfax
Cartwrlght, who has rescued English pulley
from the deep embarrassment Into which
It had fallen. Then follows a vollent at
tack upon Great Britain:
Turns -avy Into Old Iron.
"It Is childish to attempt to place our
Dreadnoughts under German command and
it is mere nonsense to invent the fable
of the common navy of the Triple Al
liance. The Dreadnought scourge is de-
vasting Austria only because England has
let loose this deceitful vampire, which
sucks the blood of the nations. For this
reason alone are Dreadnoughts built. Eng
land has, by Its recent Invention, turned
nearly all the navies of the world Into
old Iron and rendered them useless for
warfare, and therefore Dreadnoughts are
being laid down."
As a matter of fact, there U little love
for Great Britain here. It Is felt that the
recent trouble between Russia, over the
Bosnls-Herzegovina coup was largely due
to British Intrigue. '
The clearing up, of the sensational army
poisoning mystery by the confession of the
accused ' officer, Llentenant Adolf Hof
rlchter," has caused a general ' feeling of
The offence to which Lieutenant Hof
rlchter has Just confessed Is among the
most remarkable in the annals of crimin
ology. In the late autumn of last year a
large number- of officers attached to the
general staff of the army at Vienna re
ceived packages containing small boxes of
pills, accompanied by .circulars, bearing a
name, which was later discovered to be
spurious, praising ' the virtues of these
specifics for the treatment of various ail
ments. 'Most of the gentlemen thus fav
ored paid no attention "to what was sup
posed to be merely the methods adopted
by some enterprising firm of pushing its
Unfortunately, however, one officer. Cap
tain Mader, of the staff, thought that he
might as well experiment on himself and
accordingly he took some of the plUs. He
was almost Immediately seized with Illness
and despite all efforts to save him, he ex
pired. This fatal occurrence aroused sus
picion, the pills were analyzed and It was
discovered that their principal ingredient
was cyanide of potassium,
1 Lieutenant Is Arrested.
' An Investigation was at once set on foot,
and various circumstances eventually led
to the arrest of Lieutenant Hofrlchter,
who was placed in Jaii at the close of No
vember. Further Inquiries showed that he
had bought a number of pill boxes exactly
similar to those in which the fatal pills
were enclosed, , and some were actually
found at his residence. At the same time
the authorities were not able to trace the
purchase of the cyanide of, potassium,
which, however, might easily have been
In the Uentenant's possession for some time,
as he was an amateur photographer and
would have no difficulty in obtaining a
supply of cyanide, which Is used In varl
ous phonographic processes. From the time
of his arrest down to his sudden and
dramatic confession Lieutenant Hofrlchter
had persisted in maintaining his innocence,
and Austria was divided into two campB,
tho one comprising those who believe Hof
richter guilty, and those who did not.
SCOTLAND NOTES A BIG
DECREASE IN DRUNKENNESS
Chief Constable of (ilugow Makes a
Report Gladly Hailed by Temper
ace Workers Everywhere.
GLASGOW, May 21. Special Dispatch to
Tho Bee.) Thero was a great decrease in
1909 in the number of persons apprehended
for drunkenness In Scotland compared with
the preceding year. In cities and burghs
the decrease amounted to 10,068 and in
counties to 2,700, making a total decrease of
According to the half-yearly census taken
by the Scottish police fn June, 1908,, there
were 10,199 vagrants at large, 1,541 of whom
were children under 14 years of age; and in
June, 1909, there were 10,474, of whom 1,53)
were children. A large proportion of these
are offenders who beg and commit petty
thefts and cause considerable damage by
flies when they Ho out about stackyards
and out-houses at night.
The astonishing decrease of drunkenncts
in Scotland is also Illustrated by the re
port of the chief coustablu of Glasgow,
which shows that last year 14,167 appre
hensions were made for drunkenness, a do
crease of nearly 4,500, compared with the
previous year and of fully 6,000 on two
TURKISH SULTAN IS EASY
ON PARDON GRANTING
la Celebration of Hla First Aaalver.
arr on Throne He Turns Maar
Prisoners ( Freedom.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 21. - Special
Dispatch to The Bee.)-Tho new sultan of
Turkey has celebrated the first anniver
sary of his ascent to the throne by par
doning li9 u umber of prisoners.
w .H c it i ii i, n. i r. i i i
Germany Showers Every Possible
Courtesy Upon Strenuous
KAISER INVITES HIM AGAIN
Fleet Will Participate in Military
Maneuvers in September.
DIRIGIBLE AIRSHIP TAKES PART
Plans Under Way for Increasing
German Naval Construction.
CHANGE IN ALSACE GOVERNMENT
Wider Mt-unnrc of Home Rule la to
Be Allowed in the Conquered
Provlncea and Much Ke
HY MALCOLM CLARKE.
BERLIN, May 21. (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) Roosevelt has come and gone
and Berlin is still on tho map. Of course,
the death of King Kdward played hob
with the public reception of "melnc friend
Roosevelt," but the kaiser and the ueonle
showed in every possible way that the
famous American was welcome. Probably
in view of the fact that the former presi
dent was In the hands of his physicians.
he was not sorry that some of the cere
monies which had been arranged for his
Berlin stay had to be cut out.
I understood ine kaiser has given Mr
Roosevelt an earnest and pressing Invita
tion to come back to Germany In Septem
ber and witness . the maneuvers to be
held In the vicinity of Koentgsberg and
Dantzlc. These will be in many respects
the most remarkable maneuvers held In
modern times and it Is possible Mr. Roose
velt will accept the Invitation.
The maneuvers will be particularly in
teresting owing to the fact that, the fleet
will participate In combined landing op
erations, and that all the most recently
discovered methods of communication will
Dirigible airships of the various systems
represented by the Zeppelin, the Grois,
and the Parseval types will co-operate with
biplanes of the Wright system, and prob
ably also with several types of German
flying machines. In scouting and recon
Will Use the Wireless.
At the same time, wireless telegraphy
and telephony will keep the commanders
In touyh with. the widely distributed units
of their arm Us, and a large number of
swift automobiles, either belonging to the
army or requisitioned for the period of the
maneuvers, will dash hither - and thither
conveying staff officers from - place to
In' addition to the troops serving in the
regular drmy Of the 'German empire,
totaling 621,112 Officers and men, no fewer
than 358,882 reservists are to be called up
to serve a - period with the colors this
year, thus - bringing up the number of
soldiers under arms to the formidable
figure of 977,994. - Of these, however, only
two army corps will take part In the Im
perial maneuvers, namely, the First Army
Corps, whose headquarters are at Koeniga-
berg, and the Seventeen Army corps,
whose headquarters are at Dantzlc.
The Infantry will be brought Up to war
strength, so that about 85,000 men alto
gether will be engaged. These troops will
be gradually concentrated round the two
headquarters, - the final three days'
maneuvers, under the direct supervision
of the emperor, being led up to by brigade
and divisional operations lasting about fif
One division of each of these two army
corps Is to be clothed in the new gray
uniform which Is' to be generally adopted
by the oranches of t.ne service for field
work as soon as the present stock of vari
colored uniforms Is exhausted.
The statement that Germany contemplates
increasing its naval construction program
receives striking corroboration In an arti
cle published In the Weirerzeltung, an In
fluential Bremen paper. The Journal states:
"The tremendous efforts which France is
making to enlarge its fleet of submarines
and the colossal exertions. of Great Britain
to construct its Dreadnaughts show that
cessation in the extension of German arm
ament will be Impossible. If the British
and French governments force the pace in
shipbuilding as at present, the German Ad
miralty will have no choice but to take
such measures, as are necessary to provide
an adequate protection against such gi
"After having made Inquiries In official
quarters, we consider it by no means im
probable that after the fulfillment of the
provisions of the navy act of 1900, the im
perial German government will be obliged
to put forward legislative proposals for a
more extended and more powerful coast de
fense. Whether this necessary coast de
fense will be secured by the enlargement
of our flotilla of submarines, or by the
building of substitutes for battleships which
are becoming obsolte, or by the creation of
a squadron of auxiliary airships, is still
open to question."
' Change In Alsace-Lorraine.
That the recent visit of the kaiser to
Alsace-Lorraine means a chunge In the
government of the conquered provinces with
a wider measure of home rule is believed
not only In Berlin, but in Alsuce as well.
Even the well drilled Strassburger Pout,
rhe emperor this time In new circumstances,
"We are still in 'a stale of anxious sus
pense; but we know that the hour Is at
hand when the empire l to present us with
the belated wedding gift of extension of
our rights and upbuilding of our constitu
tion to a greater independence."
A characteristic semi-official not on the
Germano-Belgtan negotiations is printed in
the National Zeltung. It denies that an
agreement has yet been arrived at, but
"That an understanding will eventually
be arrived at on the basis of the points
which have frequently been mentioned Is to
be assumed, ss thee points conform slmost
exactly with Germany's demands, and Ger
many will under no circumstances be pre
pared to abandon 1U claims, even partially.
ACA1NST THE EVIL TRAFFIC
Norway Interested in War on tne
White Slave Trade.
CHAPER0NE FOR YOUNG GIRLS
Klna Appears as Defendant In Court
,n Stockholm lla Debt is
the Allegation Set
BY ERIC GRl'NDM A RK.
COPENHAGEN. May 21. -(Special Dis
patch to The Boe.) Norway Is taking a
very deep Interest In tho crusade against
the white slave traffic. King Haakon at
the suggestion of the queen, has made a
study of the situation as It effects Norway,
and, at his suggestion, I understand, the
minister of religion has Issued a circular
to the clrrgy, reqvicsting "that young girls
preparing for their first communion, should
also bo instructed respecting the dangers
of taking situation In foreign countries
without previous Inquiry."
Not only this, but nt the king's request,
tho Scandinavian-American line has de
cided to place upon Its vessels a reliable
woman whoso duty it will be to look after
all young girls and women traveling in the
ship. This Is a most excellent Innovation,
and one which canuot fail to be productive
of the happiest results. The dangers of the
young emmigrant girl arc many, while at
I understand that the action of Norway
will bo followed by similar action on the
part of both Denmurk and Sweden.
It Is not often that a king appears as
defendant In court, but this somewhat
novel thing has happened In Stockholm.
Some time ago, I told something about the
action brought by former County Councillor
Johannson against the royal family.
Tho case was brought before the high
.court and still is In progress. The king ap
pears by council and the proceedings at
tract an audience which crowds the court
Johannson Is former county councillor.
The plaintiff asserts that the royal family
are Indebted to him In the sum of 6.000,000
kronen, or $l,6."i0,000. Ho Is the heir of the
late Mtilarao Helga do 1 Brche, and he
alleges that some letters which King Oscar
I, borrowed from her prove that she was
tho Illegitimate daughter of King Gustavus
IV., wbo was dethroned In the year 1809,
and that she was deprived of the above
mentioned fortune. She never received the
letters back again, and Mr. Johannson
now claims that the royal- family 'shall
deliver them to the court.
Mr. Johannson conducts his own case.
His opening address made a good 'Impres
sion. He said the letters In question were
written personally by King Gustavus IV;
in the year 1832, and he asserts that Mad
ame de la Brache was in reality the king's
rislli htr '
The defence denies that the letters are
in the possession of the royal family, and
asserts that Madame de la Brache was the
daughter of a customs officer, named Mag.
To Establish a Memorial.
A movement already has been started to
esiaonsn a memorial at Chrlstlanla to the
great writer and ' philosopher, BJornsJern
BJornson. The character of the memorial
nas not yet been definitely decided UDon
but not only all Scandlnlvia but the whole
civilized world will be invited to contribute
King Haakon Is taking an active personal
Interest in the matter, while the kings of
Denmark and Sweden . will co-operate
ii is usual on tne death of a great man
for a crop of characteristic . anecdotes to
crop up. The death1-of BJornson was no
exception. Here Is one which strikes me
as the best I have heard.
He was asked on what occasion he ob
tained the greatest pleasure from his fame
as a poei. ne repuea: "it was when a
delegation .from the Right came to my
house in Chrlstlanla and smashed all the
windows. Because, . when they had thus
attacked me and were starting from home
again, they felt they ought to sing some
thing, and so they began to sing 'Yes, We
Love This Land of Oura.' They could do
nothing else. They had to sing the song
of the man whom they attacked."
Perhaps nowhere out of England did the
death of the late King Edward of England
cause more sincere grief than In Copen
hagen. Queen Alexandra, a Danish prln
cess, spent much time here and was per
haps a more familiar figure in Copenhagen
than In London itself. She was . always
popuiar , among the Danes as was Indeed
her distinguished husband. Many evidences
of the deep sympathy felt for her by the
Danes, In her bereavement have been sent
to the widowed queen.
I understand it Is her purpose to spend
much more oi her time In Denmark in the
future than she has In the past.
TROUBLE IS BREWING ON
THE THRONE OF SPAIN
Queen Victoria, It is Bald, Is Dla
plcaaed with Krratle Iluabnnd
and I. ones for Home.
MADRID. May 21.-(Speclal Dispatch to
The Bee.) Things aro not what they se-m
in the menage of the Spanish royal family.
Queen Victoria, who has a decided mind of
her own, has Intimated pretty plainly to
her spouse that his erratic movements,
practically unattended Alfonso was re
cently reported to have been in Paris for
several days and not tocher liking. It is
not generally known that the que."ii. In
stead of becoming more used to the ways
of the Spanish court, is really getting quite
bored with Its stiff formalities and is long,
ing for her native land.
HIS ANCESTORS COVENANTERS
John Pedes, Recently Deceased,
Waa Dearendant of an Old
EDINBURGH, May 21. (Special Dispatch
to The Bee.) Mr. John Peden, farmer,
Auldbyre, Auchinleck, whose death Is re
ported, was a dlroct descendant of the
family of the "prophet," Alexander Peden
of covenanting fame. The Pedens have
held the farm of Auldbyre from about the
year 1600, and It was in the family burial
place In Auchinleck churchyard that
"Prophet" Peden found his first grave. At
the end of six weeks his body was ex
humed by soldiers and carried to Cum
nock, where the remains were contemptu
ously burled at the gallows' foot, on which
spot a fine monument has ttten reared In
Russia Looks with Jealousy on tha
Progress Germany is Making ' '
" Under the Shah.
STEAMER CONCESSION AT BOTTOM
Line on Lake Urmia Set the New
War Talk Going.
EMIR'S AUTHORITY DISCOUNTED
St. Petersburg Still Believes that the
Shah is Powerful.
ASYLUM IS NOW OVERCROWDED
Great Indignation la the lleanlt of
Had Conditions In I.nnallo
nefuice Mevr Ileal for
BY GEORGE FRASEFt.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 21.-(Fpeclal
Dispatch to The Bee.) Tho advent of Ger
many Into the Persian tnngln has com
plicated a situation which was already full
of danper, and It Is not at all Improbahla
that an international quarrel simitar to
that which p.lmost embroiled Europe over
Morocco may develop.
Tho German entrance Is In the shape of
a concession to a German company to run
steamers on Lake Urmia. The clrcum
ttances surrounding the alleged concession
make It appear more In the nature of a
political than a commercial move.
A concession to navigate Lnke Urmia has
been long looked upon by Russia as the
practical corollary to Its roads, telegrtphs
and commercial Interests. But when It
endeavored to secure It formally. It found
a claim to the ownership was put forward
by Emir Kull Mlrza, who asserts that he
secelved It from tho Shah Nasr Eddln.
Rut-slan agents entered Into negotiations
with that prince, but discovered that ho
lacked a title deed good, bad or Indif
ferent. Iteanrdeil "keptlcally.
Persian as well as Russian Jurisconsults
regard any concession bused upon the un
supported . word of. Emir Kull Mlrza with
benignant scepticism and maintain that
all the rights are still vested In the Fer
sian crown. Kull Mlrza, however, eager
to transform his Imaginary lights Into cqr
rent coin, got together a Persian company,
of which he himself Is a member, and gave
it a concession, well knowing that Russia's
demand was then being considered by
the Teheran cabinet. No Persian company
would spend money on a worthless oonces
slon of this kind, "but two German subjects
loom large as life In the background.
It Is unlikely that Russia will acknowl
edge Kull Mlrza's cla,lm to bestow upon
others rights which he himself docs not
legally possess. Prince Kull is alleged to
have ordered a steamer from Hamburg,
where tho soul of the Persian company re
sides. Supposing that that company Incurs
financial obligations towards German sub
jects which It Is unable to carry out,
trouble may result. If political power
fails into tho minister who absorbed all
the money subscribed for the purpose of
founding a National Bank of Persia dur
ing the first Persian Parliament, and is a
candidate for a ministerial post today,
complications may ensue more readily than
before the resignations of the Splutidtr
and Slidar Azad.
Anyhow, until tho ministerial crisis Is
over and the cabinet Is firmly constituted,
diplomacy Is paralyzed. There is nobody
in Teheran with whom to discuss the mat
ter. . ., , .
Trouble In Asylum.
Great indignation has been caused by
revelations regarding the Novo Znamenaky
lunatic asylum. The male and female de
partments are qvercrowded. The patients
fight each other from morning to night,
and a perfect pandemonium 'exists. Many
of the lunatic have attempted to commit
suicide by Jumping over bannisters or
leaping through windows. When the com
mission of the municipality visited the
asylum they were attacked by lunatics and
compelled to retreat, while inmates sav
agely fell upon the superintendent, who
was rescued by the attendants. In the
attendants' quarters 100 children, many
suffering from measles, were congregated.
The Russian minister of commerce has
elaborated a new project In regard to emi
gration, whereby emigrants to countries
outside Europe can only leave Russian
ports on Russian steamers. The steamship
companies are prohibited from taking pas
sengers whose expenses are paid wholly or
In part by any foreign government or
foreign colonisation society which Is not
legally authorized In Russia. All emigra
tion agents must be Russian subjects. The
most severe penalties. Including long terms
of " Imprisonment, are enacted for the
spreading of false reports concerning the
advantage of emigration fiom Russia.
A friend of the dalal lama, now sojourn
ing here, announces a visit of the diilal
lama to Russia, and In particular to St.
Petersburg, within the next two months.
Grand Duchess Takes Vows.
The widowed Grand Duchess Serglua,
who is a daughter of Princess Alice of
Englund and grand duchess of Hesse, yes
terday took formal vows of devotion to the
service of God and one's neighbors. Th
Community of Saints, Martha and Mary,
Sisters of Mercy, which she founded, and
of which she Is now Mother Superior, num
bers forty-five members, Including Princess
Obolensky and other aristocrats.
Th interpellations committee of the
Duma has unanimously approved of the
Interpellation concerning the shooting of a
little girl of 7 lit Yaroslav prison. The
child was accompanying her mother, a
peasant woman, who was lodged In the
Jail. Hearing the tramp of convicts, the
child approached the cell window, and a
warder below fired at her. The bullet
fortunately struck one of the window bars,
but the child received a deep wound on the
head from an iron splinter.
Instructions have been sent to M. Koros-tovi-ts.
Russian minister at Peking, to
inform the Chlnesn government that unless
the question of navigation on the Sungarl
Is settled with Russia by the end of June
this country will, sfter that date, Ignore
the regulations arbitrarily imposed by
China, and the customs dues will be de
posited In the Russo-Chlnese bank, Russia
reserving the right to demand repayment
on the dues already puld to tbe Chlueea
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