Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 10, 1910, EDITORIAL, Image 9

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Political and Social News of the Old World Reported by Special Cable and Correspondence
England'! New Chief ii Even More
Democratic Than Hit
Late Parent.
Enters Into Charity Work with
Much Enthusiasm.
Sees No Eeal Good in Monuments of
Stone and Brass.
General Prediction la that Klua;
George Will Go Uoiti la His
tory Great Britain's
Moat Beloved Raler..
LONDON, July 9.-(8peclul Dispatch to
The Bee.) King George is making good.
That Is the general verdict and the new
- king la becoming very popular with the
general masses of the English people.
King George Is eve more of a democrat
than was King Edward. He always mixed
with the common people and the laboring
classes, and for many years has taken an
exceedingly active part in the work of bet
tering the conditions of the working classes
of Great Britain.. He has Just decided to
become patron and president of not only
all of the charities with which King Ed
ward was associated, but of , numerous
othr charities in which he was personally
interested before his coming to the throne.
King George has Just received a list of
the charities King Edward patronised, and
although several which the easy-going
King Edward loaned his name to may be
dropped from the list as questionable, King
George will be president of more charitable
societies than any other man living. -Memorial
to Edward VII.
It -lias also been practically decided by
King George; that the form the great na
tional memorial England will erect to King
Edward will be the raising of a great fund
of 6,000,000 to place the hospitals In the
principal cities of Great Britain on a satis
factory basis, and It Is understood that
King George will soon make an announce
ment along these lines. .
King George is not a believer in erecting
' i monuments of atone and. bronse. He be
lieves Iho greatest memorials that can be
erected to uiijr ruler is the founding of hoe
plUUs. charities and Institutions that will
'work toe ha welfare of the masses of the
pooplo. . ...'. '. .
Root Em for Bus; law d.
There is a new era ahead for "JCugland ,
WW Kins uoorge at tne neim. it-iB reai
' Ued now that he Intends to keep close up
1 to the people. There will be hq great ex-
tffvagiYOoa or squandering of money on
unnecessary luxurious entertainments. King
George 'believes It his duty to personally
help solve the 'great ' Industrial problems
which confront Great; Britain today. He
'is personally taking great interest in the
transporting of thousands of needy Eng
lishmen to English colonies, especially Can
ada, aitd he receives dally reports as to
the progress made.
King George has made good already, but
. I predict that he wilt be known to history
as one of Great Britain's greatest rulers.
, He already has shown that he Is the, right
man to prevent ne,w and great dangers
which confront the people of Great Britain,
Remodeling Windsor. ,
The king tins been making a number of
changes at Windsor and Queen Usury h
had the private rooms resrej to what
they were during the early marriage days
of Queen Victoria. She is having the
former nursery remodeled.'. -
A good many partition walls which the
late king, who mu not quite so domesti
cated a monarch as Is King -George, had
put up are being removed. Our new ruler
Is very fond of his family life. He has all
sailor's liking for the domestic hearth
and the Court Windsor will not be unlike
that of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert-
very homelike and very happy,
v Honor Abraham Lincoln.
Some forty Americans from all parts of
the United States sojourning in Ednv
borough after the great Glasgow Conven-
lion of . the World's Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, which had called them
across seas learned, that In the old bury
lug ground on Calton Hill was to b
found a statue of Abraham Lincoln, coin
rnenoratlng tbe service of the Scottish sol
Ulers who had fallen lu America's civil
war. . .
A pilgrimage was made to the sacret spot,
on the monument was piaoed a wreath at
raro beauty a wreath bearing these words
"In loving veneration tor Abraham Lm
coin from United States delegates to the
World's Convention of the Woman's Chris
riau 'Temperance Union."
After the placing of the wreath by Ml
Leila Sewell of Massachusetts (National
Superintendent of the Flower Mission de
partment of the Woman's Christian Tern
uerance Union) a short address was ma!
by Mrs. Ktargaret Dye Ellis of New Jersey
(Identified with the Woman's Christian
. Temperance Union from its Inception nd
now. Its able superintendent uf "Legma
lion") and by others.
Backet "hope ia London.
The crusade againts bucket shops in the
United States by the government has ap- ,
parently driven many American bucket !
shop owners to England. There is a per- j
feet flood of new bucketshopa In London, j
The same old bait Is given, and Judging
from the number of new burketsnopa
springing upon all aides not only In Lon-
- don but in Msnchester and other large
. cities of England, the English people are
In for a great fleecing.
Feoeo Societies.
Peace societies are cropping up allN over
Kngland. One of the most recent was a
movement which had for its object a
peace appeal at a big banquet at the Hotel
Cecil and the appeal was duly launched.
Sir Wilfred Lawson was the only contrib
utor to come forward and he promised
S&.O0O on the condition that Andrew Carmtie
consented to be president of the movement
and that I-O.000 was raised within a year. It
appears that Mr. Carnegie came to the
conclusion, foin what I hear, that the
promoters uf the movement Intended to gel
, the balance of the money from him anj
he "oamilly" decided that be was already
president Of a sufficient number uf psce
pool otic,
Remarkably Large Number of Irish-
American Visitors.
Serious Attention ia Given to the
Scarcity of Beef la Ireland
Farmer Are Ready to
DUBLIN, July 9. (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The American invasion Is now
at Its height and there have never before
been ao many Americans In Ireland. Every
ship which lands at Queenstown drops 300
or 400 hundred home coming Irish Amer-
leans. Sometime the number Is greater
than this, rarely less. One steamer had
nearly 700 passengers for Queenstown.
And Ireland Is taking car of them, too,
from one end of the country to the other
I hear tales of the' good times being pre
pared for the homeoomers.
So successful has been the movement
this year, that I understand it la to be
made a permanent institution and it Is
probable next year the number of tourists
will be even greater than it has been this
year, '
Point In License Law.
At the Ciaremorrls quarter sessions re
cently, an Interesting ejectment was heard
at the suit of Mr. MarUn Griffith against
Mr. Ferrall McDonnell, Dunmore, In respect
of licensed premises in the town of Ciare
morrls in the occupation of Mr. James
Henehan. The ejectment was based on a
lease- which the court held expired on the
death of the king. There are quite a num
ber of business houses In Ciaremorrls, the
leases of which expired on the death of
the king.
' Beef In Ireland.
At a meeting of the South of Ireland
Cattle Trade association, Mr. Dillon, the
chairman, referred to the scarcity of beef,
and said the matter had now become so
serious that the meat traders of England
were agitating for the opening of Irish
ports to Canadian and Argentine store
cattle. - This was a desperate experiment
to advocate, especially now, when it was
announced that a serious outbreak of foot
and mouth disease had occurred In no
fewer than five centers in the Argentine
If this outbreak had never occurred the
removal of the embargo would not satisfy
the cry for cheap meat, because there
were no restrictions on the Importation
of dead meat or on fat cattle, to be
slaughtered . on arrlva! from the United
States or Canada. -
. Farmers Will Fight.
English, Scottish and Irish farmers had
to tight, against this unfair competition,
with the result that, finding the rattling
of beef .unremunertlve, they also, .-In .a
great measure, gave up fattening cattle,
and contented themselves with supplying.
In the summer and autumn, what, was
known as "grass beef.".
The gravity of the situation could not
be overestimated, and a national duty
devolved upon their agriculturists to rise
to the occasion, recognising that . an Imme
diate return to tillage to a larger extent
than ever prevailed before would alone
avert a meat famine. The , government
should aid financially, and In a very sub
stantial manner, our agriculturists to tide
over this crisis.
Profits to Public
The profits of the Belfast corporation
electric cltxdepartment last year amounted
to S5&.000, 125.000 of which was handed over
in relief rates.
"Parliamentary Practice."
At a meeting of the Londonderry district
council a member proposed that two pairs
of 4-ounce gloves should be bought so that
members might settle their differences
promptly and without undue argument
Boycotts Still Rate.
Six hundred and twelve persons were be
ing wholly or partly boycotted In Ireland
(save an official return) at the beginning
of the present month.
Seconds of the Principals Mix in Dto-
reunrd of All Rales of the Rlns;
and a Riot Ensues.
LISBON, July S. (Special Dispatch to The
Bee.) A riot of the most violent character
occurred at a boxing match here between
a professional boxer named Aaevedo, who
has recently returned from the United
States, and a colored man named Costa,
who Is of huge proportions. The building
In which the contest took place was
crowded to the utmost, there being about
1000 spectators present. The pugilists used
tour-ounce gloves. In the second round
Costa, with a tremendous swing, caught
Aievedo on the Jaw, sending him Instantly
to the ground. When Axevedo was regain
Ing his feet the colored boxer, it Is alleged
resumed the contest and punished his ad
versary while he was on the ground
Asevedo's seconds Interfered, endeavoring
to pull Costa away. The seconds of the
colored fighter thereupon attacked the op
posing party, and the spectators, amid gen
eral uproar, took sides. The affair quickly
degenerated Into a free fight. Blows were
lustily exchanged on both sides, and th
Wildest confusion prevailed. The crow
grew still more turbulent, and the police
who were present were utterly unable to
quell the riot. Reinforcements of gend
ermery were summoned, and finally order
was restored. It was then found that over
thirty . persona had received more or le
serious Injuries.
Dome Alblna Pelxoto Makes Temporal
Provision for Her Retlnuo
of Servants.
LUCERNE. July . (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) There are strange provisions In
the will of her excellency Dona Alblna
pelxoto de Sou ia Frelre of the House of
Corregal, who di i a spinster In September
last The heir Is to see that several ser
vants and dependants, when they leave
tbe house, are supplied with:
"Forty measures of twenty litres, say,
thirty-two of malse, six of rye and two of
beans, a large box, two cartloads of wood.
one being of pine twigs for chips and the
other of lopped wood, and also bacon and
tat sufficient to last until the tllllnga and
half a pipe of wine with the cask."
To each of the tenants of .her farms ahe
left two carloads of corn. Some of the
bequests to members of her family are
charged with the' gift to old servants and
others "annually for the Feast of the
Nativity, one cartload of plnewood chips
and branches."
Startling Discovery of Irregular Bal
loting; in the French
Martinique and Guadeloupe Turn
Tricks of Bare Boldness,
This Tear is, by Comparison, More
Than Usually Mild.
Paris Statistics Make Bad Skonlsg
as to Number of Street Acci
dent M. I.cplne May Re
align Police Office.
PARIS, July a-(Speclal Dispatch to The
Bee.) In the gentle arts of ballot box
stuffing. Intimidation of voters and stealing
of elections generally the French colonies
Aot only have nothing to learn of the most
expert American exponents of the shady
side of . politics, but In view of the dis
closures In the examination of the returns
from Guadeloupe. Martinique and La Re
union, just made by the new Chamber of
Deputies, those colonists could qualify as
teachers to any aspirants who wish to learn
the trick of carrying elections without
Consequences of Election.
One result of the election was the un
seating of the negro deputy Legltimus,
famous because he was absent so long
during the last Parliament that his exist
ence was considered as a myth by some,
though he happens to be In Paris Just now.
Another consequence may be to raise the
whole question of the advisability of any
Parliamentary representation for the
colonies at least those of the West Indies.
Apparently no election campaign ever
takes place In Guadeloupe 'and Martinique
unaccompanied by fire and slaughter.
This year the proceedings were compar
atively mild, only a few plantations being
burnt in Guadeloupe and "some persons
killed, exact number unobtainable."
Colonial elections also - have their in
genuously comlo side. M. Legltimus, for
example, was beaten by his opponent by
000 votes when three ballot boxes still re
mained to be opened. These were secreted
somewhere for four days. When they were
opened whole - bundles of papers for M.
Legltimus poured out, and he caught up the
One, with 600 extra. Hence his unseating.
Incidents of the Voting:.
In some colonial constltuences officers
at the polling booths calmly tore up tbe
papers bearing names, they disliked. A
candidate turning up suddenly during such
an operation, the officer, taken' by sui-
prlse, swallowed the paper he was going to
throw away. It stuck In his throat and he
nearly died.
A remarkable operation discovered dur
ing the parliamentary inquiry was as fol
lows: A ballot box on the first count was
found to contain 324 papers for A and 127
for B. The box and the signed return
were conveyed to the town hall.
When It reached there the votes were 22
for A and 701 for B. A spurious certificate
of the returning officer had simply been
substituted, with his signature forged.
Under these circumstances, does It really
seem worth while to ask the colonlea to
send . representatives to the home Parlia
ment? This question Is being very seriously
asked In tbe chamber and It la regarded as
altogether probably that action wilt be
taken modifying if not cutting off colonial
' Street Accidents In Paris,
comparison is frequently made in
America of the better manner in which
street traffic Is regulated In London. Paris
and other great European cities than In
Once In a while statistics are presented
which demonstrate that this alleged su
periority of European cities is mythical.
For example, a return Just made to the
Paris municipal council Bhows that there
were 66.870 street accidents in-Parl during
iw in which Sl.Stig vehicles were Involved.
The same return shows there are something
less than 500,000 vehicles In tho city. n.
eluding 20.000 hand carts and ,000 barrows.
This would Indicate that at least 16 per cent
or the vehicles of Phris were involved in
accidents during the year. I doubt if any
American city would show anything like
this proposition.
Leplne May Resign.
M. Leplne, the famous prefect of police
of Paris, may resign because of differences
with the government
One point of disagreement comes of the
rule that all. public administrations must
accept a certain number of ex-service men
every, year. Thanks to this, M. Leplne Is
asked to accept . as policemen two ex-
soldlers, who have each nerved a term of
Imprisonment. He strongly objects, and
so do his men.
Aetreaa Loses Hnlt.
Paris rather enjoyed the suit of M. De
val, manager of the Theatre de 1'Athenco
against Mile. Ijinthelme for damages be
cause she refused to play the part for
for which she was cast In an adaptation
of "Manon." The actress's defense wa-j
that her part contained a situation which
offended her sense of propriety. -
Inasmuch aa Mile. Ijtnthelme had a
short time before appeared In a play called
"Le Circuit," when her role called for
risque situations to which those In the new
play were mild, her defense was looked on
In the nature of a Joke. The court evidently
took that view of it, as the actress w4s
ordered to pay the manager SlOuO damagos.
Balloon In Directory.
Parisian reference books for next year
will denote those, fortunate or otherwise,
to own balloons by marking a small Wal
loon or aeroplane against their nam's.
This will prove very Convenient, for neigh
bors who wish to commit suicide unob
trusively can Just borrow the aeroplane for
"a fly In the park."
Homo Old-Timer.
A record for longevity Is claimed for
an old couple named Fayet, reaidmg al
Chateldon. Pude-Dome, tbe husband oeine
lot and the wife 101. Both are in excel
lent health, and work unaided their small
Attempt to Kill General Brings Peo
ple to Arms.
Mob Would Have Torn Annrchlat to
Pieces Had He Not Taken Ills
Own Life In Very Poors
VIENNA, July . (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The unsuccessful attempt to as
sassinate General Baron von Varesanin as
he was returning from the opening of the
first Bosntan-Hcrsegovlntan diet at Serav-
ejo, has served to show the splendid loy
alty of the provinces to the empire. Every
where In BoBnla-Hersegovlna is hard exe
cration for the anarchlstlo attempt and had
the would-be assassin not taken his own
life he probably would have been torn to
pieces by the crowd.
Boydan Kavajlc, the assassin, was a stu
dent and an anarchist
It Is not believed he had any accom
plices. ,
Conference In Crete.
The proposal that the powers Interested
In the Cretan situation hold a Joint con
ference at which the whole question may be
settled, meets with approval here. It is
understood that Russia has tentatively sej
forward the following basts of a settle
ment: "Crete to retain its autonomy, but Turk
ish suzerainty to be recognised by a yearly
"Later on, when things become quieter,
Crete, by capitalising its yearly tribute,
might receive additional' autonomous
rights that Is, It could be Incorporated
with Greece If the latter agreed to pay
purchase money to Turkey to be fixed
by an agreement
"Meanwhile, the rights of the Cretans to
render Us relations to Greece as Intimate
as possible will be recognized by various
treaties and conventions."
It Is considered in well-informed quar
ters here very unlikely that Turkey would
sanction such a proposal, and it la hardly
likely that the powers will be able to reach
any agreement which is satisfactory to
Troops at Election.
The government is accused of employing
troops from Austrian garrisons during the
general election In Hungary to prevent
supporters of the opposition' from reaching
the polling stations. -Various
concrete instances are given, in
cluding one by Mr. Soton Watson, an Eng
lishman, who says he was present on elec
tion day at Szakolexa and found the town
surrounded by a cordon of troops, through
which supporters of the government candi
date were allowed to pass, while several
hundred Slovak electors were driven back
by force.
The premier. Count Khuen Hedervary, la
reported . to. - have raplled .by threatening
proceedings against Mr. Watson, declaring.
"We are not. afraid of an Englishman., The
English fleet cannot come here, and we
have no fear of the English army." .
Thrilling- Denouement of Accident on
Hacienda Inhabited by Fero
cious Rlns Battlers.
OPORTO. July .-(Speolal Dispatch to
The Bee.) A terrible encounter with bulls,
which resolved Itself Into a fight on an
heroic scale, took place recently at Pelayos,
where there Is a large cattle ranch for the
breeding of fierce Spanish bulls for the
purposes of the national amusement of
Herders were engaged in separating the
bulls and driving them Into enclosures
when a large wooden stand, In which were
many spectators from the surrounding vil
lages, suddenly collapsed. Over 100 persons
were thrown among ' the bulls, trampling
and tossing the victims. Ten cowboys,
armed with shotguns and rifles, Jumped
Into the arena and fired repeatedly at bull
which were charging into the crowd.
Three men were gored to death and forty
spectators Injured before the bulls had
been placed under control. Six bulls were
Flew Plan to Prevent tho Littering of
the Thorooahfures with
PARIS, July . (Special Dispatch to The
Bee.) Pails Is determined to be "spotless
as well as gay, and an edict has gone forth
prohibiting the littering of the streets with
waste paper. This is a matter in which
Parisians have been woefully neglectful of
the beauty and the Interests of their city.
The reform Is to be accomplished in part
by - a law prohibiting the distribution of
handbills In the chief thoroughfares.' A
every visitor knows, -he cannot walk alon
the boulevards without having advertise
ments thrust Into his hand at almost every
few puce. These bills litter the boulevards
In a manner which Jules Cliaretie, wilting
In Le Temps, snys la Indescribably filthy.
and which, with other habits which long
cubtom has tolerated, make Purls the least
clean looking capital In the world. In the
fixture all handbills are to be taxed, and
It is believed that this most primitive sys
tem of advertising will thus be done away
Young Mohammedan Women Are
sold lu Market nt a Fixed
Price. '
ST. PETERSBURG, July 9. (Special Dis
patch to The Bee.) The attention of tne
authorities at St. Petersburg Is being di
rected to the fact that In several towns
on the Volga Mohammedan girls have
lately been sold in the open market. In
quiries go to show that the girls bavo oii
forcibly abducted and sold to agents frcm
Turkey and Persia at prices ranglna from
The local, officials are said to have raised
no obstacles.
Agitation Acanst iUutbltlon of Fight
Films In tbe F.BgiUh
LONDON, July 9 (Special DUpatch to
The Bee.) While there la a strong element
here In favor of the Jeffries-Johnson fight
pictures, Indications are that a preponder
ance of public seutlraeut Is directed agalust
the uk'tvtrea,
nu Tvnn ninmnJ
Alii, ll)llll.AdiHll
Russia is Rapidly Expanding in Con
stitutional Method of Got
eminent. ,
arliamentary Idea Means Peace and
ive Land Owners Are on Trial for
the Offense.
Mtacarrlaa-e of Justice Causes Execu
tion of the Wrong; Man for the
Mnrdcr of nn Entire Fnm- .
Hy In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 9.-(8peclal Dis
patch to The Bee.) The powers of the
Duma are to be still further Increased and
it Is not Improbable that within a few vears
Russia will have advanced in the path of
constitutional government until she is
abreast of Prussia.
This Is the opinion held by many who
are high in the favor of the csar. It Is
stated that his 'majesty has followed the
work of the Duma with keen Interest. He
convinced that the fact that Russia is
less afflicted with active revolutionary
ideas than she has been for many years
Is due In great part to the work of th
Duma and that a gradual extension of
the parliamentary idea means saftety, peace
and progress. Hence It is his intention to
extend the scope of parliamentary author,
ity as rapidly aa circumstances will permit
It is understood that he has so expreagod
himself, not only to some of his leading
ministers, but- also to nonofflclal members
of the Duma.
Accused of Desecration.
The upholders of orthodoxy have been
waiting with great impatience the result
of the extraordinary trial which has just
been concluded at Mosyr, In the govern
ment of Minsk, with closed doors.
Five . landowners and farmers, Polish
Roman Catholics, and two orthodox peas
ants who accompanied them, wre charged
with desecrating a Russian church by pull
ling up the flooring ' and shooting two
foxes which had made their lair on tne
premises. In doing this they Invaded tho
sanctuary and. covered with shot m4rks an
Ikon of Christ, which was also bespattered
with blood.'
The church of St. Nicholas, the Miracle
Workev, where the resecratlon occurred, ik
situated, In a wood some three miles from
the village of Rojlatsha. It is old and tum
bledown, 'the roof la described aa rotten,
and only one service is held there annually.
it being shut the rest of tbe year.
Once Acquitted.
The charge against the prisoners dated
from December, - 1306. They had already
been . tried and acquitted on technical
grounds. The Indictment described how
the prisoners went fox-shoottng with a
number of doga and forced an entranco
into the church. Their footsteps and tracks
were discernable on tho snow? which hud
fallen through the roof on the floor of the
building. There were blood stains in many
places. What bad occurred was quite evi
dent. One of the foxes, on being driven
from the hole under the church, had dashed
towards the ikon screen, and the hunters
had fired at H as it made a leap on to the
ikon of the Saviour. Twenty-two slut
marks were found on the Ikon Itself.
The second fox unearthed In the cnurcn
was killed by the dogs.
Tbe court condemned the five land
owners and farmers to terms of hard laoor
varying between eight and four years. The
two peasants received less punishment. .
Murder Multiplies.
Some time ago a whole lamlly was mur
dered at Potchep, In the southwest of
Russia. Two men named Gluster. end
Shmakhin were charged with the crime,
and, although protesting- their innocence to
the last, the former was hanged and the
latter sentenced to a long term of hard
It wan subsequently ascertained that there
had been a miscarriage of Justice and tltu
real murderers were arrested and tried b
court-martial at Chernigoft and condemned
to death. This occurred on May 26, and
tho three murderers were confined in Cher
nlgoff gaol pending the execution of Ihcir
sentence. They had been strangled by
their companion with a twisted plecs of
The three had drawn lots as to which of
them should kill the two others and tlmn
commit suicide. The man who lost ful
filled the first part of the bargain, out at
the last moment shrank trom doing away
with himself.
Alfonso signs Bill Temporarily For.
bidding; Them to Ester
MADRID, July 9 (Hpeoial Dispatch to
The Bee.) Commercial bodies have Joined
In a petition to the government In favor
of limiting the growth of monastic orders.
They assert that the orders ure monopolis
ing many branches of Industry and com
merce. .The republican organisations have
pledged themselves to support the govern
ment's religious program. King Alfonso
today signed the bill drawn up by Premier
CanaleJas forbidding further religious or
ders to enter Spain while the pending ne
gotiations with the Vatican for a revision
of the concordat ure ended. The premier
will present the measure to the cortes
Guards Are Pelted with Brickbats
and It la Found Necessary to
Flro Volley.
CALCUTTA. July 9.-(Mpeclal Dispatch to
The HeO About 400 habitual criminals at
tempted to slorm the main gate of the
Latchgart Central Ooal, Lahore. Ignoring
the warning of the authorities, they
showered- brickbats on the guards, who
fired a volley, checking the rioters. Two
further dangerous rushes were made, and
the guards fired again. Seven rioters were
killed and fifty wounded.
Former Prime Minister is Cleared of
Peculation Charge.
Output of Smokeless Coal
Plans Reins; Made for a
Horal Visit.
COPENHAGEN, July (.(Special Dis
patch to The Bee.) The fact that the su
preme court has acquitted former Prime
Minister Chrlstensen of all knowledge ot
tho l.OOO.O'O peculations of former minister
of Justice Albert! causes no surprise. M.
Chrlstensen's friends all along havo con.
tended that he was as much a victim i f
Albertl a any one else, and few have be
lieved that the former prime minister was
personally dishonest
The verdict of the court will, however,
have no effect on M. Chrlstensen politi
cally. He will never be able to hold offlco
again In tho Judgement of politicians.
Smokeless Steam Coal.
Smokeless steam coal of a good quality
la being mined to a considerable extent in
Spitsbergen by an American company. It
finds a ready market at Trondhjom, on the
west coast of Norway, and is also sold al
the Tympany's dock In Advent Bay, re
alising about 1 per ton.
The mine is situated 1,600 feet up the
mountainside on the shores of the bay and
the workings extend under the sea. it is
said the supply is practically unlimited.
Royal Visits Planned.
The King and Queen of Norway havo r
ranged to pay their usual visit to Appleton
Hall, near Sandrlngham, In the autumn.
and will go to England with Queen Alex
andra and Princess Victoria on board the
Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert from
Chrlstlanla. A very great friendship ex
isted between King George and King Haa
kon before they became brothers-in-law,
and this has become closer during the
past few weeks. The visit of the King and
Queen of Norway will be of purely private
nature. They , will travel to Windsor in
order to lav a wreath on the tomb ot the
late King Edward. Queen Maud will re
main in England for at least six weeks,
but King Haakon may have to return to
Norway before that since ho has many
matters of the first importance to attend
Coincident with Discovery of Dwarfs
-Comes the Finding; of av Strangre
Mammoth -Beast.
LONDON, July . (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The greatest interest has been
aroused -in scientific circles by the dis
covery by a British expedition of a new
pigmy race in New Guinea. The intelligence
was conveyed In a communication from
Mr. Walter Goodfellow, the noted ornitholo
gist, who is in charge ot the expedition.
The explorers are cut off from all com
munication, but It is supposed they had
commenced the ascent of (he Charles Louis
mountains, running east and west of Dutch
New Guinea, and that the discovery was
made there. Chief Interest now centers In
the news of a gigantic beast whose tracks
had been reported ' in New Guinea. The
tracks of this creature which appears to
be a hoofed animal of great size, have
been reported as having been seen in the
higher altitudes. Steps are being taken to
extend the stay of the expedition for at
least another year.
Dentsehland to Be Reconstructed
but It Is Doubtful If Pnosen
srers Will Trust It.
BERLIN, July .-:( Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The wreck of the magnificent
new Zeppelin alr-llner Deutschland on tho
treetops of the Teutobergerwald, near Osna
Drucx, on Tuesday, has dealt a severe
blow to the passenger airship Idea In Ger
many for the present
The navigation company which owns the
vessel will proceed to reconstruct it lm-
medlalely-and replace It in commission at
the earliest possible moment but it remains
to be seen how many persons will muster
up sufficient courage to trust themselves
to the alr-llner after Tuesday'a terrlfyln
Tho dlsanter lias undoubtedly still further
diminished the prestige of Count Zeppelin
rigid style of airship construction. Th
veteran Inventor had laid great store by
the fact that the Deutschlund was equipped
with three powerful motors generating 860
horsepower, as against the 220 horsepower
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any of his previous snipti. ine count was
confident thnt the motor of the Drutsch
land would be sufficiently strong to
the most adverse wind currents and ke:p
the vessel In the air without peril until
calmer wind conditions had returned.
Paris Isilertskrri Are Tired of De
lay in Geftlna Mid-Day
PARIS, July 9. (Special Dispatch to The
Bee.) It has now become a regular thing
for Paris undertakers to air their griev
ances every month, or so. The latest com
plaint Is against the time set for all funer
als except the very cheapest.
It is customary to choose the noon hour
for a burial. Undertakers now wish it
postponed until ii o'clock. They complain
that they must wait too long for their
midday meal, which. Instead of at 12 o'clock
is usually taken not befoie 2, and some
times laier. This is a matter of grave in
ronve.ilcme, for they are early risers and
have next to nothing for breakfast. An
other conplalnt Is against tlin long crepe
weepera, looking like Dickens' caricatures,
which Is the regulation costume. They
wish to wear something else less funereal.
Chinese Education Hoard Reeoin-
meuds nud Throne P. n dorses tho
PEK1NO. July 9. (Special Dispatch to
The Bee.) The throne, approving a recom
mendation of the Hoard of Education, de
rrees that English shall be the official
language for scientific and technical edu
cation. The study of English is mads
compulsory In all provincial scientific and
technical high svhoola.
American Churchmen m Pope's Do
main Are Preparing a
Several Hundred Catholics Will Jour
ney to Vatican.
Blamed for Recent Trouble Between
Spain and Church.
Lions Given by Rmperor Menellk to
the Pope Are Poisoned In the
Vatloan flordens Bishop .
Presents n Priest.
ROME, July 9. (Special Dispatch to Tho
Bee.) American churchmen In Roma are
making, elaborate preparation for the re
ception and entertainment of the pilgrim
age of the Knights ot Columbus which Is
to reach-Rome the latter part of August.
From advices received .here It is believed
there will . be , several hundred leading
American Catholics from all sections of the
United . States among the pilgrims.. They
are epexcted at . Naples August IS, going
from there to Genoa, where they will tako
pert in festivities in honor of Christopher
Columbus. ' They will be Joined at Genoa
by a number of Americans from Rome, who
will act as combination guards ot honor
and guides while the American pilgrims
are In the Holy City.
They will be granted a special audience
by the - holy father and nothing will be
left undone for their comfort and enter
tainment while here.
Merry del Val Blamed.
The trouble between the Vatican and
Spain, which it Is feared by churchmen may
lead to the separation of the church and
state in the most Catholic country In . the
world, la ci edited to the Intolorant spirit of
Cardinal Merry del Val and glvea the ene
mies of the papal secretary of state more
ammuunltlon'ln the warfare which Is being
waged against him.
It is not believed that. even tho. strong;
personal friendship the pope has for Car
dinal del Val will be, able to prevent his
early retirement from the secretaryship of
Swallows In a Monastery.
A pretty story reaches Rome from tho
The other day ao. enormous flight of
swallows passing from Italy northwards
over- the Alps, near the famous hospice of
St Bernard, were surprised by heavy
snowstorm. The monks, observing tho
helpless birds like a black cloud approach
ing the hospice, opened the doors and win
dows, whereupon thousands of the birds
swarmed in, seeking shelter against . the
snow and storm. The refectory, tho cor
ridors, the kitchen and even the monks'
cells were crowded by the swallows. The
birds remained the whole night, and next
morning, the weather being fine, they con
tinued their flight Many hundreds . that
did not reach the hospice were afterwards
found dead In the snow. v
Lions Poisoned. -j
Two lions which the Emperor Menellk of
Abyssinia gave to the Pope a yean" or two.
ago have been found dead In the private
coo In the Vatican gardens. It Is believed
the animals have been poisoned.
. Bishop Presents Priest.
Bishop Corbe'.t of Sale, Australia, who
has been seriously ill tor three months In
the hospital of the Little Sisters of Mary .
here, presented to the Pope recently Father
Guy Gavan Duffy, sou of a banister of
Melbourne, whose father was Sir Charles
Duffy. Father Gavan Duffy has Just been
ordained In Switzerland.
Swedish Arm)- Officer Marries tier
man Lassie Under Difficult
EDINBURGH, July .-(Speciul Dispatch
to The Bee.) A romantic wedding took
plac recently in a tug' in tbe Firth of
The bridegroom. Count Erik Axel
Lewenhaupt, aged 28, a lieutenant in a
Swedish Hussar regiment and formerly
resident In London, arrived in Scotland a
1 cxDlained to him that mA n,.it hr tnu rm
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his bride, Frauleln Karoline WUhelnilne
Marie Ottilie Fraxlska Wei mi, a German
lady, aged 27, had the ll.reo weeks' resi
dential qualification for tho wedding to
take place within Scottish Jurisdiction, it
would be necessary for the ceremony to be
performed three miles off the coast.
It was accordingly decided to charter
a vessel at Lelth for the conveyance of the
wedding paity beyond the three-mile limit,
and the steam tug Confidence wahlrei
for the purpose. The officiating clergyman
was the Uev. Robert Johnston of lite
Muriayfleld Established church, the brides
maid a German friend of the bride, the
best man a Swedish doctor. When Juet
over the prescribed limit the boat was
stopped und the couple were united In the
bonis of matrimony.
Hills Chief ICxeeutlve Because she
Was Accused of Accepting,
Bribes. "
ST. PETERSBURG, July 9. (Special Die-
patch to Tho Bee.) M. Laeaki, mayor of
Mohiloff, has been assassinated by the
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who was recently sentenced to a term of
Imprisonment on the charge of accepting
"Lake of Blood" Is Much In Erldonoo
and Gives Rise to ISvf!
LUCERNE, July 9.-(Speclal Dispatch to
The Bee.) The- Roth-See, near Lucer&e,
known' as "The Lake of Blood," has as
sumed Its sinister sanguinary appearance
this season and the peasants believe a war
will break out this year.