Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 28, 1910, EDITORIAL, Image 9
The Omaha Sunday Bee FAIT TWO EDITORIAL vaoks on TO TXW. VOL. XL NO. 11. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 128, 11)1 o. SIN(!LK C.OV F1VK ( FATS. Political and Social News of the Old World Reported by Special Cable and Correspondence 4 .... " V A t 1 SEE DANGER OF A GERMANWAK CRY English Alarmists Ever Ready to Pre diet Attack from Kaiser's . Army. LOUS WAILS AT ELECTION TIME Lord Kitchener Plays Golf, Making Ready to Meet W. H. Taft. ' ENORMOUS CONTRACT FOR MEAT Million Pounds of Corned B'.ef for the Army. KUJO GEORGE, THE C01IM0EER Hla Majesty Goes Boars m Wi r- ahlp anal Play a the Part of a lianarr, Arroiupaaled by Mia Horn. BT PAUL. LAMBETH. LONDON, Auk. 27. (Special to Th Be.) England haa It full shara of nil -in lata who are vociferously confident that It la only a question, of time when a German fleet will if up the Thame and blow down Westminster hall, or a Gorman army descend on the coaat and devour the coun try; or a fleet or flock or whatever an ag gregation of airship may be called to fly acroaa the North aea and amidst a ahower of bomba obliterate England from the mei. These walla are generally loudeat around election times, but even now Lord Charles Bereaford la Instating that Great Britain hall lay down twelve auper-dreadnoughta at onca, i that the Integrity of the em pire may be preserved. Aa a rule the government doea not worry over theae alarms. ' Occasionally, how ever, a few flgurea are given out to keep John Bull from becoming too greatly fright ened. Thua Mr. McKenna, the first lord of the admiralty, haa Just Issued the following comparison of the displacement tonnage of effective fighting ships In the navlea of Britain, Germany and the United State:. . Britain. Tons. Oerroalny. Tona. 193.461 H1.66 ui.m Ks,n v. 8. Tons. S09.S00 4TS.S7S w.m 70M0T 1000 .. 1MM .. .1.88,614 .l.KtH,J7 . 1.86. W 1B07' IMS UMI4.S68 -i.044.U8 From UOt onward only first-clans ships mtn counted. These figures would seem to Indicate that the Gorman peril is not very Immediate.- Klteheaer Leai-wlns; ttolf. Lord Kitchener has at hvat found nv loymnt. He la tearnins to play golf and by the time of the next visit he pays to United States he may acquire sufficient kill to; challenge President Taft, for "K f X" la going at; the gam with the same dogged determination which' marked his campaigns against the Mahdl and CronJ. It la now quite understood that . Lord Kitchener will remain unemployed for a UtUe while until he succeeds either Oen- I eraj French as Inspector general or Sir W. t a. Nicholson as the head of the war' office. It Is his wish that he ahould be allowed to have a few months' reet before he takes up work again. Coras Beef from Chleagro. One of the biggest army contracts for meat on record has been placed with a Chicago packing' house. It is for 1,000.000 pounds of corned meat for military use, at what Is said to be a record price, owing to the recent scarcity of meat supplied. The order for the tins has been given to. a Welsh firm, and the. cans will be sent from Wales to Chicago where the meat will be packed. Kins; Plays at Gaaasry, King George played the gunner aboard omKU his mightiest warahlpa during his reit visit to the fleet. Accompanied by his sailor son, 'the prlnoe Of Wales, his majesty went on board the Dreadnought. Prior to leaving Ita anchor age the monater battleship had cleared for action, and It presented a workmanlike ap pearance. Pickbd gunlayera of the fleet bad been selected, and the king took the keenest possible Intereat In the prepara tion. When the signal was given to fire he trained hla binoculars on the tar gat to ae at ones the reault of each shot. Hla ma jesty expressed his appreciation of the shooting, and went into the turrets to shake handa with lbs gunners. HIS majesty's Intereat In the gunnery took a practical turn, for he signified his desire to fir one of the mammonth guns himself. The gun was closely examined before tila majesty waa permitted to ap proach it, and never waa a great death dealer loaded with greater care. The gun Having been sighted, the king himself fired It at the target, which waa being towed by th Wis, five miles away. So pleased was hla majesty with the Success of hla effort that ha fired several rounds before the day' practice ended. Another Old-Tliaer. In the village of Ktrathe, 'on the banka of the River Parrett, realdea William Broome, who haa lived the whole of hla life, r years, in the aame cottage. The 'aouse Is hla own property. He la atlll very active and hits never taated medicine, lis Is a greatgrandfather, grandfather' asd fatrai. but only six of his descendents ire living. t Ivll Mat aad Royal Thrift. In the debate on the civil list Mr. Barnes proposed that the large and Increasing revenues of the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster should be commuted for a fixed annual payment. This would have repre sented a very substantial economy, tor the revenues of the two duchies now amount to about (TtW.OOO. When Queen Victoria ascended th throns the Incom of the duchy of Cornwall was about SOO.Oua Dur ing King Kdward e occupancy of th duchy th incom averaged about faoo.Ouo. It la now nearer fwo.000. AH this Is In the na ture of unearned Increment, and repre sents a substantial addition to th nominal civil list.. Queen Victoria, affected Urge private economies during her long reign. 21 g sums we; Invested from' time to time on behlf of her majeaty'a grandchll Iren and others, under the able advtc of Ixrd Croaa, and at th time of th queen's death It waa stated, unofficially, that ah left personal estate of C.W0.00U, of which tl, too. COO was understood to be accumula tion from ths privy pttrsaV . . MANY AMERICANS IN ROME Holy City Has a Distinctly Yankee Flavor. FIGHT IN SPAIN IS QUESTIONED Kssmpl set by Ireland sad Amrr lea (asses the tkorrh Pawera to Stop and Think It Over. BT CLKMKNT J. BARRKTT. ROME, Aug. i7.-(Spec!al to The Be Ronie Is full of Americans theae days. The pilgrimage, headed by Bishop Vande Vyer of Richmond, Va.. had hardly gone when the advance guard of the Knights of Col umbus reached the city and jiist now these American knights give a distinctly Yankee flavor to the Holy City. Everywhere the Americans are received with enthusiasm, aa In theae daya of tur moil for the church, America and Ireland are the two countries where there la com plete loyalty to Rome and the churchmen appreciate It The fact that In those countries where religious freedom prevails and there Is complete separation between the church and the state, the church Is now most flourishing and loyalty has encouraged the element In ths Curia, which Is yet so greatly in the minority as to be powerleaa, but w ilrh Is growing to question the wis dom of the fight which Is being made in Spain. The minority holds it would be better for the church to cut loose from political entanglements rather than fight battles which do the church harm. I.ever'a Terrible Vengeance. The terrible revenge exacted, by a Jilted lover upon the former object of his adora tion la reported at Cervlgnasco, a little village near Baluixo. A young girl named Maria Berando was walking with her sister, when a man, who has since disappeared, approached the couple and threw a cart ridge containing dynamite In Maria's face. It exploded, and wounded the poor girl In the most frightful manner, practically blowing away the lower part of her fare. She waa taken Into a neighboring school, but the doctors who were summoned to her assistance quickly recognised that she waa beyond human aid, and after some min utes passed In terrible suffering, the girl died. From Inquiries which were made. It appears that the fatal explosion waa the clmax of a drama of revenge. For a long time Maria Berando had been on terms of the closest friendship with the unknown man. but she lately (Intimated that she would have nothing more to do with him. He, therefore, meditated revenge, and ac complished his dreadful purpose with fatal effect. He. Immediately took flight, and despite the efforts of the polios, has not yet been discovered. Wb of . fnu.a IP. lb... 1 " A man named PercheddU, laving at In- glesiaa. In Sardinia, renowned as a hunter andja skilled shot, recently went mad.. In thlr condition he was seised with the idea of attempting to emulate the feat of Wll llanf.Tell. Upon the head of his 19-year-old ctilld he placed An .apple, and, modern ising the Bwlas version, replaced the bow and arrow with a gun. At his first shot hs was sucoesaful In hitting ths appls, but even that did not satisfy Mm. He fired again, and this tlma ths bullet struck the chid, who fell to the ground dead. . Per cheddu Is now a prisoner. Trarrd of Messina. Searchers among the ruins of Meaalna have brought to light the bodlea of five people, membera of one family, named Artigo. Beside them was a diary, whloh tella how the unfortunate Individuate spent fifty days after the earthquake entombed amongst the ruins of their home. They lived on salt bread and dried fish, whloh they found In the larder,, washing th un palatable meals down with wine, which they were also fortunate enough to find. For several days they worked hard in the endeavor to make an outlet for them selves, but vainly. Their wounds. Illness, and want of purs air, and the lack of bread brought the Inevitable and after a period of starvation, all died. The writer of the diary, a son, who was a college student, outlived the others, and ths diary closes with phrases which show that at length hs had to lay aside his writing and await the end with fortitude which he could not muster. PHANTOM BANDITS SHOCK NERVES OF MOUNTAINEERS Twelve Hstkr Gtsaanatt Are oa Nightly Patrol to Keen the "Owt laet" tnder Coatrol, PARIS, Aug. . (Special to The Bee.) Twelve gerndarmea are patrolling the little village of Pegonas, In the Alps Mari time, nightly, to protect the villagers from "phantom bandits," who have been the authors of a veritable epidemic of mysterious outrage. All the Inhabitants have been ordered to submit sny weapons they possess to careful examination, and the preSect of the Alps Marltlmea Is In vestigating the mystery. The extraordinary feature of the crimes Is that nobody in the village haa yet caught eight of the crimi nals. In one rase a man named Rlsso way play ing cards in a cafe, when a bullet whistled Into the room and penetrated the player's hand. On another occasion a boy named Musse noticed someone lurking near the house as he waa going to bed. As he stepped to pick up a gun a bullet crashed through the window and lodged In the wall opposite the place where he had been standing. The tllea and window a of the house of a vil lager named Mill waa known to have been broken with atonea and Mill was wounded In the shoulder with a gunshot. Nearly thirty euca incidents hav been reported during the last two weeks, and a similar series of crimes waa committed in HOT. The perpetratora were never discovered. MEMORIAL TO KING EDWARD Proposition la laser Way to Raise aa Indian Monament Fast. CALCUTTA, Aug. tf. (Sfreclal to The Ree.V-The Maharajas of Kashmir. Jodhpur, and Mysvre, and the nixam of Halderabad have each given E.000 rupees tomarda the onat of an all Indian memorial to the late King Kdward. At a meeting held at Simla, presided over by the viceroy, an executive committee was formed to carry through the propoaal. The memorial will take the form of an equestrian statu to be erected In the garden at Delhi, . DECISIVE ACTION IS GERMAN TRAIT Effective Organization is the Key note of Germany's Great Power. IF AN IDEA IS GOOD IT IS ADOPTED "Back to the Land" Movement Gain ing Ground. SETS EXAMPLE FOR AMERICA Practical Plan for Giving: Aid to the Fanner. LOANS ARE EASILY OBTAINED Uermaa Aviator Pile a Protest A sains t the gtrlna-ent Hecela. lions Whleh Apply to Aeroplanes. BV MALCOLJI CI-ARKK. BERLIN. Aug. J7.-(8peclal to The Bee.) Close, effective organisation la the iecret of Germany's suceas, not alone of the war fare of arms, but In the struggle for com mercial supremacy and the upbuilding of industries When It haa been decided that a thing Is good for Germany It la put Into effect with as little circumlocution as possible. In no economic line Is this German organi sation did along practical llnea and aa more thoroughly exemplified than In the means for the financing of the farmer and agricultural landowner. A matter, by th way, which Is seriously occupying the mind of the government In Europe. The German system might also furnish some good Ideas to America in advancing the back to the farm Idea. Loans oa Real Estate The -business of advancing money under easy conditions to the owners of real es tate la carried on here by three classes of institutions. The most Important of these, In point of view of the scope of their trans actions, are the mortgage banks, whose operations are chiefly , confined to towns. They are private undertakings, but can only be started with the sanction of the state, and are at all times subject to Its strict supervision. Next came the Landscaften, which are voluntary associations of landowners on a co-operative basis. They minister chiefly to the financial exigencies of the large es tate owners. Finally, there are the land banks, based on the guarante of the public revenues, which meet the needs of the extensive class of small freeholders . and peasant propri etors that exists m this country. cope of the Loam. These Institutions all have In common th principle that' the sums advanced by them are raised by the Issue to the public or letters of mortgage of various kinds, which are bought and sold on the market like ordinary ttooks and shares. As ths IndlvtauaJ bonda are frequently for small amounts, such as $16, and as they are either guaranteed by the entire body of wealthy landowners belonging to the Land- scaf t, stand under ths protection afforded by ths offioial control of the mortgage banks, or have as security the Dubllc rev enues whloh stand behind the land banks, they ars eagerly snapped up at a very low rate of Interest. In fact, some of the Prussian landschaften could float their Is sues of letters of mortgage bonds at S and SH per cent long before the government dared to dream of Issuing loans at these figures. -Apart from this fundamental principle the Landschaften, mortgage banks and land banka differ widely not only from one another, but among themselves. Difference la Banks. This Is particularly the case with the last named, which were originally all founded In the smaller German states. where the machinery of credit had not been developed. Some of them are In every particular government banks carried on by publlo officials and guaranteed by state revenues. Others are merely under gov ernmental control, not of the states Itself, but of "the province, such as Hanover and Westphalia, or one of those affilia tions of smaller administrative units. Their powers vary considerably. In oer tain cases their statutes permit them to accept deposit and current accounts; In others this Is forbidden to them. A few are empowered to finance comprehensive schemes of Isnd Improvement, drainage. canalisation, flood prevention and marl nr wnen tnese works are dertaken by public bodies or private asso ciations or individuals. Their principal business remains, however, the granting of loans to the lesser categories of land ownera. Aviators Have Kirk. Strong Indignation Is expressed by Ger man flying men at the police regulations for aeroplanlata Issued In a special edition of the Berlin Gasette by the oberprasldent of the mark of Brandenburg. Herr Wlencxler, who made a strlklngi flight round the spire save: "These regula tions are absurd. The police or Germany I to be trying to do all they can to hinder the p'-ogress of airmanship. We intend to send a protest to the obnprasi- dent, and if that falls the world may gee the first strike of airmen. "Take the regulations' in turn. If we were to be fined 3 pounds every time the wind blows us across the limits of an earodrome, we might as well give up flying. With regard to the rare flights made over towna no one would dream of making them unless he was an expert airman, the weather condltiona perfect, and the engine working faultlessly. Besides, how can the police catch ua when ws are sailing over a village at the height of 2,000 feet? It would test even the conscience of a motor trap policeman to identify ua. 1 approve of the requirement for a pilot rertl-ate for everyone givlngv exhibition flights, but aviation ts not yet advanced enough for a code of rulea to be shaped for it. Every thing depends on the man. What Is safe for one is not safe for othere." JE German Kueialri sreare. German socialists have recently won even by-eiectloss for the Reichstag. Their total parliamentary strength, which waa ifirty-three at the retirement of Prince jBuelow, haa now risen to fifty, ao that they iare the third ationgeet party. Their nuni bers ars tall ma tod at nearly leoft.OOu. MAY AFFECT WORLD'S TRADE Meeting- in Copenhagen is of Wide Interest I IT MAY BECOME INTERNATIONAL Declaration la Made that the Hla Nhlp Onsrri Are Trying to ICx- ternilnate the Urmiian'i I nlon, BT KRIC UlU'NM A RK. COPENHAGEN, Aug. 27. (Special to The Bee.) A meeting is now In progress In this cjty, the results of which may very Ke rlously uffect the commerce of ttie world. It Is the conference of the suilors und the firemen's union and while definite itction has not yet been taken, It Is regarded as altogether probable that a general strike of sailora and firemen on Hiitiah ships will be ordered. If this la done, there Is little doubt that the strike will become world wide, and Involve other trades which have to do with ships and shippers. liavelock Wilson, secretary of the union, says there la no doubt that the big ship owners In the shipping federation are plan ning a war of extermination on the sea man's union, and the union Is ready for It. For some time the treatment cf the men has been bad and It haa now become In tolerable. Men Ready for pta-at. He says: "I have reason to believe that the policy of the shipping federation Is one of determined opposition, and I therefore advise the men to get ready for a tight Everything is ready, I shall propose that seamen agree on a date, which will be known only to the leaders of the men, and on the signal being given that there la to be no conciliation board, all the seamen in the British Isles shall Immediately cease work and remain out of woik for two weeks. The date will be a closely kept se cret, but it will not be long delayed. "We have had enough of the treatment we suffer from now and have suffered from so long. We are determined this time. The men are unanimous and are even more determined than their leaders." Copenbasren'a Street Railway. Copenhagen Is to have municipal street cars. The city by a majority of eight, de cided to take over the electric tramways of the city beginning August, 1911. The system In question Includes 26.6 miles of-double traok and ten miles of single track, and tmploya 279 motor cars and ""191 trail cars. Five of the latter are single horse cars. The company has a capital stock which In American currency would be about $3,000,000. In 1009 the company carried 70,949.345 passen gers and about 8,000,000 motor-car miles were run. . According . to the franchise terms, beginning August 1890, the tram way system would revert to the city, with out -any payment, after a lapee of thirty years, or could be taken over, at a fixed price, at periods of . three ysars, after one year's notice, these periods to oommencs with 1907-06. Irt 1907 the city decided not td utlllxe the right, but this year the vote .to purchase was carried' by the small ma jority mentioned. The price to be paid will be settled by arbitration. Under the existing f ran chine the city re ceived 6 per cent of the company's gross receipts, and also has a monopoly of sup plying with power at 4 cents per ktllowat hour. The profit from this latter arrange ment amounted to more than $300,009 last year and the city's net Income in 1909 from both sources amounted to about $300,000. The company now charges a uniform fare of 8 cents and gives free transfers. The maximum travel possible for a single fare, without transfer, Is about seven miles. At the Peaoe Conference. Thar ware some Interesting features at the recant International meeting of the World's Pace Societies at Stockholm. There were BOO delegates, representing twentys nations. As fitting in Scandinavia, woman formed a considerable portion of the total delegation, and had no small voice in the resolutions passed. A strong depu tation, headed by Prince Dolgoroukt, rep sented Russia. Finland and Poland, were both represented, and ths affairs of both countries received considerable attention. Ex-Senator Mechelln, the Grand Old Man of Finland, was chief of these. The aged Count Tolstoy was unable to travel, but sent an address, f The most Interesting woman delegation, represented by Miss Enksteln of Boston, who Is at present globe-trotting and col lecting signatures to a monMer petition In the cause of peace, was brought there for ths purpose of her presenting such to the new Hague conference. HUNDRED MASSACRE VICTIMS IN THE H0URAN, PALESTINE un-Ai.. nlM. .. While Hoasea Are Plllasred and Baraed to Ashes. CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 17. The Tur kish government has received Information of a serious disturbance in th Hauran, Palestine. The Druies during the night at tacked the three mixed Christian and Mos lem villagers of Maarleh, Ftaden and Tay Iseh, In the region of Bofra Kxkl Sham, and massacred over 100 men. women and enti re n of both sexes and pillaged the dwelling houses. The Druses also attaiked and robbed a number of travelers on the high road. A punitive expedition, consisting of seventeen battalions of troops, with artll- lery, under the command of So ml Pasha, haa been orderrd to the district of Housna ' (Hauran). The Imperial government has tie- j dded to send Immediately to the spot three ! battalions from Constantinople, eight battalions from Smyrna and eight from Adana, with artillery for the purpose of punishing the guilty and reestablishing or der and security in the region. The J strength of the contingent fenl to the coun- ! try is due to the fact that the territory In- 1 haMted by the lruses is exceedingly nio'in- ! talnous and that the tribes are wide and j scattered, and alio that the Imperiul gov- : rrnment is fully determined to put an end I mice and for all to Mich nUrieda. Hauran Is a (llsiiirl in yrla to the axt ' of the river f Jordan. It formed part of the aniier.l fluchon, which Is mentioned frequently in the Old Testament. The .soil of a portion of the rll.rlcl is ald to be the mout iVrtlle In tfyria. and admirably ' adapted to wheat gi ov Ins. Toe Lirunes are believed to have sprung from a mixture of eastern tribe. In which the Arab element la consplclous, but their own tradition con- nects them with China, 't hey have a re- I markable religious belief, founded by Uu- ruxl or Derail In the eleventh century. I MAKING FIGHT ON THE FATAL KNIFE Crusade Against the Guillotine is Now Under Way in France. MAY END CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Instrument of Death Has Ten Idle Years. CUTS THE EXECUTIONER'S FEES France May Follow the Ezample of Italv. GRAVE DIGGERS ON A STRIXfi Soldiers Are Preaaed Int Service as Substitutes end Much DleaatU faction la Than Broaftht About. BV PAUL VILLI10RS. PARIS, August 27 (Special to The Bee.) "The guillotine muat go." That Is. it must go If the socialists and the Parisian mob can bring It a limit, for the same class that In 1793 sent to "The Widow" the best blood) In France Is now clamoring for the aboli tion of the flat b I knife, and back of them ts the powerful socialist party whloh gener ally gets what it goes after. So It la not (t all unlikely that the guillotine will go and with It capital punishment In France. For ten years, up to a year and a half ago. the guillotine gathered dust In M. Delbler'a workshop. The hereditary ex ecutioner retained hi office. He still re ceived his nominal salary of 11,200 and pos sibly drew the additional allowance of $3rOO0 far keeping his tools In order. "But during that period his extra fee of loots for each exeoutlon was lacking. No heads were or dered off anybody's shoulders. It was be lieved that France, like Italy, waa done with capital, punishment. Apaches Broaght It Baek. But It waa durlne- that mriod that fh Apache curse In Paris germinated and grew more rmitrul year by year. At length. In January, 1909, the capture and conviction of four members of the Polet band, against whom many murders of peculiar savagery were proved, resulted In a popular demand for M. Dolbler to btinv fnrth hl riuatir guillotine and out off those four despicable neaas. The whole of northern France, an well as the Parisians and the people of Belgium. brn imvaril nf th nrin... - ... . j mm w rzi v committed demanded the restoration of the guinotjne. "Death to the assassins! Long live Delbler!" waa the nonula.r it looks as though not only the guillotine. duv uetbler's hereditary occu nation wnuM soon become a thing of the past. The official title of this functionary Is Monsieur de Paris." Eveh durlne- th. revolution, when the a-ulllotine travels through many provinces. It was al ways Monaeur de Paris" who escorted "The Widow" and directed her irh.iiu operations. Since about the year 1870 ths office of public executioner haa nn.h. in the Delbler family. For almost (00 years rrom 1884 to 1K47 the dvnastv had Hot nn. name Sanson. During the Interregnum be tween tne last Sanson and the first Delbler there were two headsmen. family and without fame. They were mere stopgaps, named respectively Helndrlch and Roche. Dynasty of Headsmen. In all there were six Hansons, who Con tinued the succession unbroken, from father to son, as did the kings of feudal tlmen. The Sanson headsman dynasty owed Its foundation to the circumstance of the first Sanson on ardent young artisan falling In love with the daughter of the head-man of Rouen. He was wont to say he married himself to the scaffold. He was summoned to the capital, and became monsieur de Paris." H laft & irv i whloh he confessed that his loh nt hi with terror. He had horrible dreams, and was afraid to be alone at night But hs died full of years, leaving a son. Charles, Sanson II, bolng executioner by heredity, suffered from no such qualms. It was San son II who executed the iwlhnt is..l thle. Cartouche. This was no stroke of th axe, either, for Cartouche was broken on tne wheel, and so powerful wu hi. n-.. that eleven blows were required. The guillotine waa Invented hv n ru.i lotln, an ardent republican who foresaw that no one arm otherwise could lop off the heads that were soon due to fall. He guaranteed that the machine would soon do Its work neatly at a single stroke, it was iseiea on a murderer with .n.-h cess that It Immediately surplanted the old- rnsnionea axe. Hanson V was the great Sanson of the Red Terror. He took off more heads thn all the other Sanson put together. At times the work was so heavy when the mob win demanding the heads of ail aristocrats aa well aa those of the royal and noble families that lie had to call two of his uncie to hla asetataiue. It was he that executed Mme. Roland. Charlotte Cord-ay. Danlon and Robeplrre. ''' Dlaraer on a Htrlke. Surely the strangest of labor disputes Is a conflict between Purls gravedlggers and undertakers, which haa resulted n sln gulsr scenes at the gri-at cemetery of Pcre La Chaise. The undertakers having de clared a lockout, sappers were to be seen temporarily engaged In the gravedlggers' t:'.'k. WUli a view of preventing distur bances, parties of policemen were stationed here and there in the cemetery. The agita tion begun by an undertaker refusing to dlschanse a non-unionist marble cutter. Ti;e unionist men threatened If the masters persist In the lockout, a general strike of hwer of stone, b. th hard and aoft, ceme tery gardeners and municipal workmen v.ould take place. Great dlatlsraction la expressed in army quarters In pans at the employment of soldier to do the gravedlgpers' work, ua.'h Hie tombstones and kep ths ceme teries In older. It Is pointed out that the young men who are doing their military work expect to erve their country and to learn soldiering, but do not exp t to be set to work at any trade of hieh the mem bers happen to be out on atrihe. The sap pciA it In minted out, have done but little gievcuixKlng. their . hief task hitherto liming been to open vauis and lower coffins therein. It Is pointed out, too. thi-t the police, who are paid for thetr work, could far better hp.iie men for yich odd Jolis thiin t.-io army, aud best of all, aay the malcontent-why nt engage Ui Immense army of unemployed In Paris? 1'URiiEV MAY BE TAKEN IN Triple Alliance Suggestion is Fast Spreading:. GATHERS STRENGTH ON THE WAY tsar of Hnasla anil Kmperwr Francis .laweph Are to Hold a Confer ence on the object la "er i'slure. HV KM 1 1. ANHKAS.SY. ' VI KNNA, Aug. -(Special to The Bee ) - The suggestion tliut Turkey be adnjttwl to tlie triple ulltuiice is taken seriously here. It I' pointed out Hint the Interests of Tin key and the powers In the triple alli ance in the ll.illtHti do not conflict und tluit for oil concerned Turkey's adnilexion would lie a good thin.. However the other poweia would view this alliance is a ques tion, but aince the drawing doner of the rilulioiiK hciwceil liermany und A list Ha, the feeling here Is not to pay ton i n mil attention to the) wishes of other powers, when the Interests of the empire are In volved. 1 uimIithIuikI that an Interview betwtwi the exur of Itiieslu, Hiid the rJniiwror Flam-Is Joseph la to be arranged, und It la probable this ((uesllon will be discussed betwenn them. ( kslraisu Controlled Meeting. - Hungary claim a modern Cromwell In the person of Count Krusdy, who subdued a riot at a "coinllat" (county council) meet ing, of which he waa chairman, at Maros Vasurhely (Transylvania) with truly Croru welllan energy. In the midst of a seen of fierce wrungllng Count Krosdy wrested a document from the grasp of the clerk. This was a signal fur the outbreak of hos tilities by the opposition. Inkpots and note books flew through the air and one missile struck the ohairmun. Count Erusdy at once whipped out a re volver and covered his opponents, Certain that it was loaded, they Immediately aban doned the conflict. The count autocrat ically deolured the meeting; adjourned, and ths 2U0 members, their eyes still on the revolver, mildly edged tholr way out of the council chamber. Ills Horse Lost. Numerous tragedies, as the outcome of In ordinate gambling, figure In the annals ot the AOHtrUin Turf, and not the least pitiful Is that which occurred recently, when one of the best known Austrian ownera of rac ing stable and gentloman riders, Lieuten ant Karl GoldHclvmldt, an officer In the hussars, put an end to his existence. Some days ago Lieutenant Qoidschmldt, whose horse started In the races at Kottlngbrun, purchased an anatomical diagram, In ordsr that he might determine ths exact spot at which to shoot, so as to reach his heart. Ills financial affairs were In a desperate state; he was about to mak a final effort to retrieve his fortunes, and If it failed he was prepared to take ths consequences. Ooldachmtdt had- placed all hi hopes on the hores which ran in, and If It won be would hav a largo euro to his oredlt. The horse lot. Upon' leaving the. race eourro a ruined and broken man, the lieutenant went straight to his rooms, and, standing before a mirror, lodged a bullet in his heart. The anatomical diagram which ha had used in taking aim was lying by his side. Sensations of Sololde. A young Bavarian engineer, who com mitted suicide at Vienna the other day, left behind the following notes of his dy ing emotions: "6:151 hav taken tniy first do of arsenic in a glass ot rum and water. I feel all right, but my hand Is trembling, probably It la only from emotion. '6:80-1 have taken my fourth does. I am quite calm and begin to suspect that it was not arsenic at all. I have a revolver, but I prefer polnon. In ancient Greece poison was administered by the authori ties. My thoughts are with Irma; per haps she will love me mor after ! am dead. If there Is another life I shall justify mysen Derore her father and mother. "8:461 take my last dose. I am annlhl- lated. I must go to bed." Hers the writing ended abruptly. Housing Problem ta Buda-Pest. The difficulty which workmen hava in obtaining house accomodations at Buda pest occasioned recently 4 great labor dem onstration against Increased rents. Ten thousand persons were present, and cries were heard of "Down with the Rmt.i Hoiuseownor, Agents." The speakers who addressed the crowd said the beet proof of the raiaeruble want of house room In Buda-Pest was rhe pres ence of the meeting of thousand of chil dren, who for hour were exposed to the burning sun. Unless an Improvement took piaoe the city would beoome the scene, of a European scandal. CARGO OF VALUABLE GOODS SEIZED AT LISBON PORT Portagnrae Warship Valeaa la la. volved la IniBRfllsg Opera tions, It Is Claimed. LISBON, Aug. J7.Srec1al to The Bee.) A great sensation haa b.n r..n. v.., seizure of a valuabla arm ,.t ,n,..,i. goods at the navy arsenal. The Scculo ! gives the following details: During the night the customs officials raw numerous carts loaded with a quantity of bales and large cases coining out or the arsenal. The COrtS were stODDari and rr. . ... On examination It was discovered thai, they were lull or Kllks and all kinds of (apes tries, old china and other stuffs of great value, the duties on which on admission 10 t-nriiigai are enormous. Further in vestlgatlnna revealed the fact that the Portugese warship Vulcan, which had Just arrived from Southampton, has been louded tlK re with a cargo of valuable goods, which had been emugied Into the arsenal. Sev eral naval officera are Implicated. Includ ing me principal director of naval con sti'uctlon a: the arsenal. la addition to their liability of a fine calculated to ex coed $2f.,000. the officers will be court-martialed. The whole press la Indignant at warships lieing uaed for smuggling pur poses. The Mundo declares that th authorllea have suspected for some time that suiutrgllng on a large scale was betns clem. ,rj inrtugn the arsenal. . . . I aouiLANU S SUNS TO GO BACK iioine Coming Movement la Inaugu rated for Nest Vrsr, with Bright Prospects. KDLVBl'RtfH. Aug. ST.-(Special to Th Bee.) -News come fiom across the Atlan tic that arrangements are being made by more than S.000 Scots, mostly from the 1'nlled States, to charter two Allan line atesmers to Olascow In connection with a "Back to Sootiand" movement uaxt year., Eip HEEDS THE TEMPERANCE CRY Brewers and Distillers of Ireland Art Now Facing: a Serious Crisis. "CATCH-MY-PAL" IDEA GROWING How to Fight Buok is ruzrlinp; the Liquor Men. SALES ARE BADLY CUT DOWN "Dry" Movement Curtails the Thirst Demand. ISLANDERS ON THE WARPATH Kortane In Copper Ore at the ITot. torn of' II ran don Bay Is Ureal Attraction for Treaiara Seekers. BV THOMAS EMMET. ' DUBLIN, Aug. 7.-(SpolaJ to The Bee.)- The brewers and distillers In Ireland are fHce to face with a peril which far out wnlRhs the hslled Lloyd George budget, and they are at a loss as to how to meet It. It Is the "cgteh-my-pal" temperance movement, which started some months ago In 1 'later and Ib rapidly spreading through out the Island. Already It numbers more than 130,000 members in Ulster and Is growing with siioh rapidity that it already,' has serloiialy cut down the cotiHumptlon of beer and spirits, with the apparent likeli hood that in some oommunttloe the sal of their alcoholic beverages will be wiped out completely. One of the most remarkable temperance demonstrations ever held in Ireland took place recently at Baronscourt, the seat of the duke of Abercom, when about 6,00(1 members from districts all oarer North Tyrone and part of Mid-Tyrone-attended. Mtnrtcd from a. spark. Rev. R. J. Patterson, founder of th movement, said that a . year ago It was started by a spark, so to speak, from a passing train, and that spark had set the whole Ulster prairie On fire. He believed that not only would Ulster be affected, but the whole of the three kingdoms would bs stirred to the depths by the movement. Some people objected to the name "Catoh My Pal," but his fellow cttlsnns of Armagh, the grand old man of Evangelical Christen dom, the primate of all Ireland, said, in his own cathedral that he was glad the move ment had got that name, as It had a half playful twang about It that appealed to the popular Imagination. He, (the speaker) looked forward to the day when two or three hundred pals would present Catch My Pal - brooch to the queen, and he sug gested that the duchess of Abercorn would be the medium whereby they might convey the brooch. When Queen Mary wore a Catch My Pal broooh It would become th fashion and every lady In the land would do the same. The huge assembly 'at the clo repeated their pledgeB and their watchword: "W will see this thhig through." Job for a Collector. There Is a situation In the Western Isles that would delight the soul of Charles Lever. Futile attempts havs been made to collect rates from the people of Aran, Valentla, and other islands off the main land, but the police or salgh dlurl dubha (black sol diers), aa thoy are called, have been unable to land and hav returned to their boats with the rate collector, accompanied by th Jeeis of the recalcitrant Islanders. The peo ple of Aran are determined to maintain, their opposition to the Galwcy council, al though, aa In the past. It will be a blood lees battle, and they will probably merely push the boats off as they approach. Their attitude Is rather that of the Orange farmer, who told his Catholic friend. "I am saying, Willie, if it coiues to war and you and me finds ourselves on oppoBit aides I will shoot over you head and you will shoot over mine, for, man dear, I'd b loath to kill ye." Galway County council ban been giving the subject much consideration, and at ths usual quarterly meeting a collector was ap pointed alter much dlscuselon. Qne appli cant for the post stated that he was "a Btrong man. Tlve feet, eloven In height." "That la the man we want," observed ths chairman, amid loud lunghter. Ireland now has her sunken treasure seekers. For nearly seventeen years $300,000 has been lying at the bottom of the sea in Brandon bay, Kerry coast, this large amount belug the cargo of the Qlaugow ship, Port Yuriock, and a.'i'.-r various ef forts by salvors to raise the cargo, the task has now been undertaken by the firm ot, Irleh salvors, Messrs. T. Ensor St, Son of ' Queenatown. The fort Yurrock, a ship of l.SoO tons, laden with 2,200 toua of high grade copper ore, was wrecked early la lS'jl, while bound from Santa Rosalia to Glasgow. Tbe work of salvage in the pres ent enterprise haa already been started. REINFORCEMENTS TO FRONT (.reek Macedonian oiuuilt tne Is Ship, plus; Contraband Anus Into Turkey's Dmualri. IIKUjr.ADG, Aug. t.-'peolal to Th Bee.) The Young Tuil: "n:. in.lt tee at Salon ika entertains the hi- i of distributing among the .Servian u. i i; uJi.a nan villages In Macedonia se'tltrs Ann, ,;;a.nla, a.t the B..r-n'an .McVrii :nii p ovod unable to resist the (iiriitiun bait's formed lant time. The youii TuIih In thin p.irmie two aimM, vlr... to breii:-. ilov ii the rtlsUnnce of the unruly mo'iniiinc:t f Albania and at th same tlrre to ellmli'ls.'i the revolutionary power cf Cm t'.'.ii.-tlan pomlatlon of Macedonia. The authorilis at Salonika have sent reinforcements to the frontier guurds on the Turco-fireeli ftontler. aa It Is stated that the f!:ivk Macudonla.i committee at Alliens (it, lir snatched a uront nuamllu f arms and ammunition to the border, whence It is introduce J Into Turkey aa contraband. FIFTY BARDS IN CELEBRATION I'roretalou and arlona Ceremonies Are an Immense suc cess. NANTKS. Aug. 27 -1 Special to The Bee.) Kifty Welsh barda recently took part in the annual ancient Briton festivities her. The lord mayor of Cardiff and the grand druld delivered eloquent speeches, Inspired with telestlc patriotism. The proceaalun and various ceremonies tr an lmiuu success.