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VOL. XL-NO. 21.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMHKR l!7, 1U10.
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Political and Social News by Cable and Correspondence from the Old World
Astonishing Increase of Rats in the
Island Blamed for Much Pre-,
TEN THOUSAND ARE KILLED DALLY
Hunters Are Decimating Bat Tribe
with Ferret and Trap.
BUSINESS MEN JOIN WARFARE
Infection from Rats Has Spread to
KING GEORGE IS CLOSE-FISTED
Contributes Fifty Dollar to Chrlst
nu Fond (or Crippled Children
Tkramh a Patronlalnar Letter
flamed tir Secretary.
BY PAUL. LAMBETH.
LONDON, Nov. 26. -(Special to Ths Bee.)
- People In thla city, nnt to apeak of many
thousands llvlnir In places remote from It,
are greatly alarmed at the great Increase
of rats, which. It Is believed, have caused
many cases of sickness In the Interior.
The popular sraalda resort of Felixstowe Is
almost bare of winter visitors because of
Hie rat plague. Around the Orwell penin
sula nearly everybody Is engaged In a rat
hunt. Ten thousand rodents are being
In a great war being raged against rats
In Suffolk, Increased activity Is being man
ifested, as It has been proved that plague
Infected rata are spreading over a wider
area. Not only so, but at the rate Infec
tion Is spreading amongst other animals, It
mi probable that alarming revelations
which are the outcome' of the bacteriologi
cal examinations of Dr. Reath-of Ipswich
are that the area of danger la Increasing
was shown by a black letter bill headed
"Plague," with the word "warning" printed
Id staring red below, which told residents
of Woodbrtdge that the war against rats
had srw?pt over their boundaries. Ilroadly,
W.OUO acres of the peninsula, around Ipa
wlclt. Woodbridgs and Felixstowe, have
become a battle ground against rats. One
man at W her stead has trapped 1,400.
Two hundred rats' tails decorate the
barns of a farm near Tattlngatone. Those
am two Inatancea of heavy mortality by
ferret and trap. Woodbrldge was the scene
of the moat dramatlo battle between men
and rata since the eompalgn began. There
waa an abnormally high tide In the Klver
Deben, and, aa a result, hundreds of rate
were washed out of their holes In the river
Islet known aa the Saltings and In the
wharves. The snemy waa thus defenseless.
L. Hay ward,, head of a firm of millers, put
off In a boat and shot many rata as they
awam upon the flood. Two other1" men
waded out Inr tftjr boots' and kined others.
Along the banks was a company of a
doten klllcrSN generated by an official of
the local council. WJth dogs to help them
and with sticks as weapons, they , harried
the peats, IriMng thousands. ,
Mo march Is Cloae-Flated.
English merchants, and. In fact, all mem
bers of the reigning family, ; have been
known aa close-fisted In money matters.
They make a shilling scream before they
let go of It. .
Recently King George was asked for a
contribution to the Christmas fund for the
crippled children of Ijondon and now comes
the news that "he has been graciously
pleased" to donate 160, about one-twentieth
the amount which an American business
man would, give. The letter announcing
the "gracious contribution" reads;
"I am commanded to inform you that the
king has been graciously pleased to con
tinue the subscription of 10 guineas a year
towards the fund you raise . to provide
Christmas hampers for crippled children.
The will of Sir Claude Campbell waa re
cently probated In thla city and hla estate
goes to his mother. Lady Esther Campbell.
He spent much of his Hte aa a common
tailor on merchant vessela, one of which
hi wrecked ten yeara ago, when he lost
hla life. Campbell, who waa born In 1371
ind died In 1900, had an extraordinary
'areer. At the age of S he waa taken to
Italy by hla mother, who afterv-arda be
came unsound In her mind. In 1KR2 the
court of chancery sent a representative to
Italy, who discovered young . Sir Claude
working In a slaughter house. He was
brought back to England.
When only lS'yeara old he went to the
United States and became a cowboy on a
western ranch, but after a few yeara of It
he returned to thla country, from which he
went to Africa and shipped as a aallor.
The Butherlandshlre, one of the vessels on
which he sailed, was wrecked off the coast
of Sumatra. Sir Claude, with two ap
prentices, volunteered to swim ashore for
help. In thla gallant attempt he and one
f the boys lost their Uvea. Sir Claude'a
body was washed ashore and identified by
Captain Illckell as that of the man who
had shipped with him aa Claude Robert
Campbell. Blnee 1900 no trace of Sir Claude
has been forthcoming. A month ago the
following document, but not in Sir Claude's
handwriting, reached the family solicitors:
"Alive and well.-R. C Campbell."
At a recent quarter session at Coventry,
a man who had passed as Sir Claude
Campbell mas convicted of fraud. The
Campbells were Irish baronets, the first
being Robert Campbell of Donegal, whose
descendants had a long association with
the Last India company. The third bar
onet. Sir Gilbert, father of Claude, was
captain In the Ninety Second Hlhglandera.
Old Cellars ta Be Lot.
It Is proposed to let the one-aore space
of cellars In the heart of Ixmdon. They
are the historic cellars or vaults under the
church ard ofv St. Martln-ln-lhe-Ftelds,
These cellars stretch under the play
grounds round St. Martin-ln-the-FteUls.
which- was until eighty years ago the
burial ground of the Royal parish. Francis
Bacon was baptised- In the church: Nell
Gnvnneand Jack Sheppard were burled
tlo.-e to these old vaults, which adjoin the
crypt under Pt. Martin a Lord Mohun.
who was killed In a duel with the duke
of Hamilton, in the eighteenth cer.tury. In
which he also killed hla adversary, was laid
to i-fst In the church yard.
The cellars, which are massively arched,
were built long before the present chuich,
which was not erected until 171.
Vh-o the old whipping pout of the
parish i removed It was placed In the
cellars, and was a great attraction to
vUlioii. until iguit on burnt it for f.rswood
IRISH PRIMATEJS PLEASED
Cardinal Log tie Tells His Feople of
HIGHLY PRAISES UNITED STATES
Parnell Monument to Be I nvelled onj
Anniversary of ireat Patriot's
nirth In Jane Fond Is
BY THOMAS EMMET.
DUBIJN, Nov. IK. (Special to The Pee.)
Cardinal Ixiguc. who recently returned
from America, is enthusiastic about the
country, and he said to a friend that If
ho was a young man he would locate there.
Speaking at his home, Armagh, he said to
the vast assemblage that greeted him:
"The people of the United States, whose
kindness I experienced on a former occa
sion, were even more hospitable on my
late visit. And, as I mentioned before
and this Is one of the striking things In
the United Btates kindness is not confined
to persons of our own creed. We find that
those who do not belong to our faith and
on some of whom we have not the claim of
a common country, rre Just as kind as the
Catholics in America. I had numbers of
Instances of that where I was received and
treated with the greatest hospitality by
people who were protestants In religion
and on whom, very likely, as far as I
know, I had no claim, it is the genuine
spirit of the place, a spirit that Is experi
enced by every one who goes to visit
there, provided he does not go to teach
them how they should conduct their gov
ernment or themselves. If he goes there
simply as a guest he Is sure to receive
at the hands of the people a most hearty
"I must bay for the people of the United
States that it Is a pleasure to visit them,
a pleasure to see their wonderful country,
a pleasure to see how they are progressing
under a free government. There may be,
and no doubt there are as there are In
every country, drawbacks and to some ex
tent abuses. But the people are sound at
heart and they are an energetic people.
They are a people of whom we have every
reason to believe that, aa In the past they
have been great and successful, so In the
future will they be greater and more suc
cessful. And they cannot be greater and
more successful than I wish them to be.
The least thing 1 can do In return for all
the kindness I received Is to wish prosper
ity and happiness and good government
and every other blessing to that great
country, which opened Its doors to our ex
lies and opened up to them a career when
It was denied to them at home."
Parnell Monament . Popular.
At a recent meeting of the Parnell monu
ment fund trustees the question of a date
for the unveiling of the monument waa dis
cussed and It was decided that the cere
mony should take place June 27, 1911.' the
anniversary of the birth of Charles Stewart
The fund la steadily increasing, each
county has been asked to donate 150 so
that all might be on equal footing, but
County Kerry has contributed over 300.
Cork has also done splendidly.
U Idniinl Almost at Altar.'
The Belfast papers recently published an
announcement of the marriage of Hugh
McBridc, a well known and' wealthy civil
engineer of Armagh. Tragically enough
the' notico of his death appeared the day
previously. On October 25 he led to the
altar his former typist. After the wedding
the newly married pair were proceeding to
the railway station when the bridegroom
was taken 111 and died an hour later. They
were about to start for the United States.
Ghoat In a I. aw Case.
An amaxing atory of an old woman'a
auperstltion came before Judge Drummond
at Ballleborough, Cavan, In the course of
an action brought by Anne Brady agalnat
a farmer named Connell. The plaintiff
said that In June last the defendant told
her that the ghost of her brother, who had
been dead twenty-six years, was haunting
him because he forget to pay the defendant
70s he owed htm. The witness was fright
ened and paid the money, which the de
fendant swore waa due. Her reason for
giving the defendant the money was that
the ghost frightened her. She was over
? yeara old.
The defendant said he, after Phil died,
walked nine miles to see If he could get an
opportunity of mentioning the debt, but he
wasn't given a chance. He denied having
said anything about the ghost.
Ilia honor, giving Judgment for the plain
tiff, declared that he flmily believed her
Out for Immigrants
Premier of New South Wales to Start
Campaign to Compete with
SYDNEY, Nov. ;. (Special lo The Bee.)
Mr. McGowen, the new premier of New
South Wales, apeaklng to the Scottish com
missioners visiting Sidney, said he hoped
to provide cheap lands for Immigrants
and to compete successfully with Canada.
In the minds of the British people. Fur
ther, he believed In Increasing the facilities
for marketing produce by cheaper transit
and by Die opening of fresh ports. The
commissioners, he said, were not Immigra
tion agents, but he hoped, as the result
of the publication of their opinions, that
the overflow of British population would
be directed to Australia lather than to
countries not under the flag. He consid
ered that there was great need at home
of a really scientific immigration organi
sation financing and, regulating the outward
going stream of peeple. ao that the borne
land should not be depleted of Its best
blood, while Immigrants genuinely fitted
for rural work should not swell the con
RAISULI DESERTS HIS POST
Noted Kx-Brlgand Leaves Tribesmen
ta Starve and They Proceed
to Kill Shrike.
TANGIER, Nev., 26 (Special to The
Bee.) Ralsull, the famous ex-brigand, has
fled from hla post aa governor of the Alos
lar district, to which the sultun appointed
him in the summer. He left the tripes, his
supporters, destitute and practlcully starv
ing. They have consequently revolted and
hate killed all their sheiks. Other tribes
are now Joining them. It Is expected that
j UasKuil will be forced to take rfuge la
. BY ELEa'RICriT
Berlin Experimenters Are Beported to
Hare Achieved Besults
PUBLICATION SOON TO BE MADE
Discoverer Haa Demonstrated Before
Royal Society of Medicine.
HE IS DR. F. NAGELSCHMIDT
New Bloodless Method Particularly
Useful in Cancer.
GERMAN F0LICE SYSTEM STANDS
Ilerr Von Jaoron. thief of the Berlin
Force, Finds Nothlnar Superior to
Ills Onn Methods In Brit
BY MAIX'OLM CLARKE.
BERLIN. Nov. M. (Special to The Bee)
Several of our surgeons here have ex
perimented much with bloodless surgery
and, reports have It, with much success.
The results of their work In that direction
will soon be published. Some of the re
sults are said to be almost marvelous.
With the usual conservation of Germans,
they have refrained from declaring the aya
lem a finality.
Surgical operations without bloodshed are
the latest triumphs of electrical science,
the discoverer Is Ir. F. Nagelschmldt,
who has demonstrated It to the Royal So
ciety of Medicine. The advantages claimed
are that the operation can now be per
formed without blood being spilt, as the
passage of this type of electricity through
the diseased tissue coagulates all the al
bumen In the blood and tissues, and pre
vents the blood from flowing. This w.ll ba
particularly useful, It Is stated, In the case
of large cancers on the surface of the
body, .and particularly In the type called
"en Cuirasse." The current that the doctor
uses is a distinct modification of the ordi
nary high-frequency electricity. It Is ap
plied as follows: Two wires lead from the
generator to two electrodes. These are
placed on each aide of the part to be
operated upon, and the flow of blood in the
region between the two electrodes Is
atopped. All blood and tissue contain a,
very large proportion of albumen a sub
stance similar to the whlto of egg and
this the current congulates so that the
flow, of blood Is arrested.
Dr. , Schoenbrodt of the Potsdam Bac
teriological laboratory, while engaged In
making investigations regarding the ba
cllla of typhua, contracted the disease, and
died a few days ago. The doctor was only
85 years of age.
Uertiaa Antartlo Expedition.
Lieutenant Filchner conferred recently
with Sir Earnest Shackleton at Hamburg
on the aubject of his proposed Antartlo
expedition, on which he will start next
April. The expedition will be accompanied
by a geographer, a meteorologist, a xoolo
g.st, an ustronomer, a geologist, an aero-,
nautlc expert and a nelcctriclan. He will
leave Hamburg on a newly built vessel for
Buenos Ayres. The Island of toutli Georgia
will be the headquarters. Thence the ex
pedition will proceed to the Weddell sea
and explore the communications between
the eastern and western Antartlc.
Swindler l'sd Roosevelt's Name.
The Berlin police are searching for a
young fellow who called himself Charlea
Juller, buyer for an American Jewelry firm,
and who, It la sold, has represented him
self to be the son-in-law of Theodore
Roosevelt. It is alleged that a wealthy res
ident of thja city paid Mr. Juller 3.800 marka
In Amsterdam for Jewels which, he saya, he
saw aealed on a package. When he opened
the package, he declares. It contained only
soap. He reported the matter to the po
lice, and when he received a letter from
Amsterdam In which "Mr, Juller" re
quested a loan of 400 marks, the money to
be sent to the postoffloe In the Tauben
strasse, this city, the police watched all
day there. No one, however, appeared
for the letter, the dispatch of which is sup
posed to have been a ruse.
Police System Satisfactory
ilerr Von Jagow, the chief of police, has
returned from London quite unconvinced
of the reputed superiority of British po
lice methods over those which obtain In
Germany. He declares that after visiting
England ha realises that when people
speak of Prussian police tyranny It Is noth
ing but empty talk. Prussian subjects, he
declares, enjoy In many respects more per
sonal liberty than English. By way of
Illustrating this statement. Ilerr Von Jagow
cited the compulsory closing of licensed
houses at the hour of 12:30. exclaiming:
"What would happen in Berlin If the res
taurants, cafes and other public resorts
were compulsorlly closed half an hour after
Chief Jagow has drawn up an elaborate
report concerning his trip and what he
learned. It Is not thought he will make
Such good results are dally being ob
tained by the employment of police hounds
that the authorities have decided to In
crease the number of hounds for use In
connection with the police force. No fewer
than 13) yrdlcemen have volunteered to
take a three-month's course of instruction
In the managemenl-and car of dogs.
(.rruias ruallnsT Station.
A heavily capitalized German-Abysslnian
company Is In process of formation for the
purpose of establishing a coaling and
provisions depot at DJlbutl, the French
colony on the Gulf of Aden. Its principal
object will be to compete with the port of
Aden on the opposite side of the gulf
for supplying non-British vessels on the
way to and from the far east.
Great Ileiresa Weds Naval Officer.
The marriage haa Just taken place of
Irmgard Hallln, adopted daughter of the
director of the Hamburg-American Una,
and one of the wealthiest of German heir
esses. Her husband Is a naval officer.
Lieutenant Hans Bielefeld.
Owing to Herr Bal'.ln being suddenly at
tacked with pleurisy, the wedding took
place with the greatest privacy. Invita
tions for the elaborate ceremony, which
was to have been held, were withdrawn
on the eve of the wedding day. Prauleln
Ballin met lieutenant Bielefeld at the
Kiel rrjnrfta last year and was betrothed
to hlin a few days later. Herr Ballin
adopted ber eighteen yiars ago. when she
was a child of 2 ears. Sua Is heiress to
a fortune of S5,0u,UW.
AUSTRIAN CABINET FRETFUL
Condition of Aged Emperor Such He
May Die Any Day.
SUCCESSOR MAY CAUSE STRIFE
Accession of Frna Ferdinand Fnll of
Dnnsrrooi Possibilities to the
Continued Peace of the
BY EMIL ANDRASSY.
VIENNA. Nov. 26 (Special to The Bee.)
The feeble condition of the emperor, to
which I have alluded In previous letters. Is
giving the men responsible for the govern
ment more concern Just now than any
other question. The accession of Archduke
Frana Ferdinand will bring to the front a
number of questions, any one of which has
political dynamite enough In It to cause an
explosion which might shake the empire
to Its foundations.
One of the most Important of these will
be the standing of Frani Ferdinand's wife,
the former Countess Chotok. When he
married her. he signed a formal renuuncla-
tlon of the right of his wife to share his
rank and of his children to Inherit the
throne. In Hungary there Is a strong
feeling existing that the archduke's wife
shall be recognized a queen of Hungary
and their children as Hungarian princes.
with right of succession. The settlement
of this question Is bound to cause trouble.
Then the religious question is another
great danger. The heir to the throne Is
an Intense churchman and Inclined to
favor the extreme views of the Jesuits and
In fact, ao far aa can be judged, Frans
Ferdinand In character Is not unlike
Charles I and James II of England, and It
Is feared that his accession to the dual
throne may result for Austria-Hungary
much as the reigns of those unhappy kings
did for England.
Brntal Mnrder of a Maid.
Refused a roso by a nurse maid from
whom he demanded the flower, a young
man of 20 shot the girl dead on the spot In
a street in suburban Vienna. At his trial
It was related that he came of a good
family and a commission of doctors pro
rounced him to be sane.
The young man met the nurse maid, who
waa only 15 yeara of age. In the atreet with
a child ar.d wearing a bunch of rosea. On
her refusal to give him one he took the
revolver from his coat pocket and shot her
At his trial the man said that he had de
cided to adopt the profession of a' dlstln
gulshed criminal. He was completely cool
and cynical. He - was sentenced to ten
years' penal servitude. On each anniver
sary of his crime he will be cqnflned In a
dark underground cell.
Attempt to Explode Ammunition
A daring attempt to blow UP. trie chief
ammunition depot' of the Roumanian army
autslde Bucharest has Just been frustrated.
A man wearing tha uniform of a Itouman
Ian soldier went to one of the sentries at
nlgbt arid asked to be directed .to the quar
ters of the guard, which, he said, he had
been ordered to Join. He was allowed to
pass, but another sentry challenged him,
and,, as he was unable to give the pass
word, fired at him and brought him down.
Then it was found that the man's uni
form waa a disguise, and that he had been
bribed to blow up the depot with .dynamite
cartridges found on his person.
Spanish Grandee is
Duke of Saragossa Prefers Job as En
gine Driver to Living in
PARIS, Nov. 2. (Special to Tha Bee.)
The duke of Saragossa, who la twice a
grandee of Spain and the representative of
an old and distinguished family, waa an
unwilling striker during the recent railway
crisis In France. Although the duke Is
very wealthy and owns large estates In
Spain, he prefers the life of an engine
driver In the service of a French railway.
The duke declares that he has always been
factnated by a railway engine "that
sublime Invention of the human mind," as
he expressed It In an Interview. After
driving line on his train over a prlvatu
railway line on his estate at Saragossa for
two yeara ha decided to take up the pro
fession. He returned to his work after his en
forced Idleness during tha strike when ha
scarcely recognized himself, he declares,
because of his unusually white hands.
OFFICER WINS A WATCH
Alert"Boldler Beats a Special Investi
gator In Search for a
MADRID. Nov. 26. (Special to the Bee.)
Sergeant Jose de L. Morena of the Bada-
Joa Harrison Is the happy possessor of a
gold watch which was presented to him
by the officers and men of his company.
It bears an Inscription stating that It Is a
reward, for loyalty.
According to the "Correspond encla ' Mll
Itar," General Joss Macon, the military
governor of Badajos. was informed that
slncu the establishment of the republic in
Portugal some unknown conspirator had
been distributing antl-mllltnry literature
among the soldiers. Inviting them to revolt
for a Spanish republic, 'tne general com
missioned Colonel Ampudia to investigate
tha matter, but Sergeant de La Moreno,
acting in accord with tha Indignant sol
diers, kept watch and caught the culprit,
I-aureano Lopez, a municipal officer of
Banio, whom he delivered to Colonel Am
pudia. AUSTRALIA'S LIST OF CHAMPS
Antipodean Common wealth Claims ai
Assortment of I lever People
In Many Fields.
MELBOURNE, Nov. M.-( Special to The
Bee.) Australia has produced a wonderful
number of champions In all branches of
life. Here are a tew of them: Sculptor. B
MacKennel; Jockey, F. Cotton: billiard
player. George Gray; swimmer, FBeaure
paire; diver, Annette Kellernian; lawn ten
nis, A. F. Wilding ; oarsman. R. Arnst;
soprano, Melba; contralto, Ada Crossley,
artist. Norman IJndsay; orator, Alfred
Deakln; actress, Marie Lohr; actor, Oscar
Asche; pianist. Percy Oralnger: cricketer,
W. W. Armstrong; pigeon shot. IHinald Mc
intosh; Inventor, Louis lircanaa.
REDS WILL QUIT
Destruction of Property Hereafter to
Engage Attention of the
ACCUSED OF RECENT OUTRAGES
Organization of Destructives Not Com
posed of Workingmen.
EDITOR GATHERS INFORMATION
Forgotten Prisoner Raises a Row in a
AMERICAN IN A REAL DUEL
His Opponent Was n Prince Handy
with the Sword, Who Afterward
Ate Ire ( ream nnd t'la-arettea
to Soothe Ills Nerves.
BY PAUL VILLIERS.
PARIS, Nov. 24,-lSpeclal to The Bee.)
The anarchists who divide their time be
tween this country and England have. It
Is said, decided not to resort to murder
hereafter, that phase of crime being too
hazardous. Their policy now seems to be
the destruction of property. It Is a mis
take to confound anarchists with working
men or trades unionists. Anarchists are
not workingmen. They despise labor of
any kind and apparently look upon men
who work or who employ labor us enemies
of the human race.
That M. Gulchard attributes most of the
recent sabotage to anarchists who have
forsaken the bomb and the danger for the
willful damage of state and other property
Is extremely significant. The 1'atrle, Ed
Itod Massard, has been able to obtain about
all Information from the recent outrages.
There were six bombs In all. One was ex
ploded In the Rue de Berrl. Another was
laid In the Avenue Kleber. The third was
exploded at Mr. Mansard's dwelling. The
fourth was discovered in a road. Four of
the bombs were manufactured In the same
way. In a strong case and with a heavy
charge of cheddite. Bombs' of this make
can scatter fragments 200 yards, and both
mangle, and kill. The police think they
have the four makers of these bombs, but
they have no evidence which could Insure
Forajottrn Prisoner Raises How.
At Nos. 20 and 26 Rue de Cambral there
are large stables and coach houses belong
ing to carriage contractors who supply the
transport for the prefecture of police.
There are housed the police vans known as
"panlers a sulade." About 3 o'clock Thurs
day morning the concierge was awakened
by shouts, oaths and . blows. He roused
two stable hands and they made a round
of the stables. The shouts canje from one
of the prison vans. They opened It and
found a prisoner who had been forgotten.
He 'complained of the narrowness of his
sleeping quarters. Policemen wero called
and the prisoner, a man who had been ar
rested for theft, was taken to the nearest
police station. He threatened to demand
an Investigation and the officials have
American Co t In Dnrl,
Another real duel! One Tony Stewart,
who Is said to be an American, and one
frlnc Ferdinand de Fauclgny ought a
duel with svorda near this city recently
Stewart being slightly injured, to the satis
faction of his honor. The cause of the
trouble was of a personal and private na
ture. After the trouble was over the prince
ate three plates of ice cream and smoked
a box ot cigarettes to restore his nerves.
Great Church Nearly Finished.
The new Catholic church of the Sacre
Coer, which will be one of the most beauti
ful in the world, will be finished In about
three years. It is being built by national
subscription. Millions were collected In
the years after the war, which proves
that France Is still a believing country.
It Is all very well to say that the French
are unbelievers, but when there is a ques
tion of appealing to heaven with prayers
and sacrifices, the French are still good
Catholics. The church of all times are
touching monuments of these appeals to
the Most High, and they are land marks
of national wants, Just aa the wonderful
Salnte Chapelle Is a souvenir of the cru
sades of the faithful In the middle ages,
when St. Louis, barefooted, carried the
crown of Our Savior to the receptacle
worthy to receive It, and which was made
The church can be seen on Its great
elevation from every direction. The Catho
lics call the Sacre Coeur the expiatory
church, to obtain forgiveness for the sins
w hich brought on the Franco-Prussian war,
War on nonstiikers haa been carried on
here. Some strikers seem to be determined
to make life miserable to all dissenters.
The latest phase of the struggle was shown
when 200 strikers marched to one of the
suburbs and attacked workmen In a sand
pit. The workmen had not Joined In any.
strike, and had no reason to do so. Hear
ing that a score or so of men were work
ing in sand pits at Choisy-le-Rol, they pro
ceeded thither, invaded the pits, pelted the
workmen with bricks, and stones, and
punched and kicked them, after which they
set to work to demolish some of the ma
chinery. They then set out for another
suburban place, but were met on the road
by policemen. A skirmish ensued, during
which the policemen had a hard time. But
as reinforcements were coming, the strikers
1'rrnrhmen Bay flonds Freely.
Recently the city Issued a loan amoTrnting
to nearly tOo.Ooo.OUu or iSO.OuO.ocm of francs.
Hours before the opening of the sale of
bonds the places where It had been ad
vertised to take place were packed with
people, rady in their turn to buy bonds.
This wquld give you an Idea of what the
thrifty Parisians are. Women, with
baskets on their arms, the modest bour
geois, with savings earned cent by cent,
hud their money ready to buy. Then
there were messenger boys paid to keep
the places of some who had no time to
wait; workmen with their money In their
pockets, waiting to buy a bond of this city,
which Is constantly vilified. The loan was
I covered thirty times over. The offices
where these bonds were sold are In all
parts of the city, and nothing In those
quarters would show that everything was
not going on all right. What did these
Parisians care about the strike and travel
being stopped? They always go the even
tenor of their way; work, save, behave
themselves, and have full I. in the security
of their city. I dent remember what
philosopher said that In, 'Mi In a cltv can
make more noise than lo.Oou.OO. The
tiouble Is tl.ut the noiy people are always
talked about and make reputations.
SHOCKING CRIME IN THEATER
Vindictive Italian Kills a Friend for
FIREMEN GET BUSY IN HASTE
Think Marderrr's Shot a Slarnat of
Fire and Drench Andlenre and
Actors fro mHo Provided
BY CLEMENT J. BARRETT.
ROM H, Nov. 26 (Special to The Bee )
Italy has long been famed for sensational
crimes. Offenses against the law are not
so numerous as Is supposed, but seem to
have features about them not duplicated
In any other land under the sun.
During the performance of a melodrama
at one of the theaters In Palermo a real
tragedy was enacted In the orchestra. It
was noticed that two of the musicians,
named Propeta and Ollvelerl, were quarrel
ing, and In the entr acte they struck each
other. The two men were separated and
took their scats. Suddenly, as a soft pas
sage was being played, the audience was
horrified to see Propeta draw a revolver.
He fired four times, and Ollelrl fell, gravely
wounded. His side partner was shot.
Hearing the shots, the firemen took them
as signals of an outbreak of fire and
drenched actors, orchestra and audlenca
alike to the skin with fire hose. The
wounded men were taken to hospitals.
The quarrel waa nothing more serious
than the price of a telegram which the two
men. who were close friends, were sending
Jointly. The incident will Inevitably prove
the origin of a vendetta between the two
BrlKsnda Do Devilish Art.
A gang of brigands recently captured
Liugl Pivera. who had been visiting his
country properties, near Palermo, making
the Journey on a mule. From hla family
a ransom of 10,000 lire waa demanded, but
nothing waa sent. Later a mule, mad with
fright and dragging a corpse fastened to
his tall, dashed Into the market place here.
When tho beast waa secured, Pivera' s
wife, who happened to be near, saw that
the body was that of her husband.
The gang had assassinated Pivera, tied
him to the animal's tall and started It off.
New Palace for Hnrena.
Very Important alterations, including the
building of a new wing, are being carried
out In Queen Margherlta's palace. The
new wing will cont.in reception and ban
queting rooms. When the work Is com
plete, Queen Margherlta and Quern Maria
Pla will take up their residence there,
the suites on the second floor being given
over to the dowager queen of Portugal.
The three queens, who are to live In
the palace, will return to this city a week
Church's Claim in Spain.
A cardinal, speaking presumably for the
pope, said relative to the situation In
Spain: "The privileges, of the church in
Spain ars not enjoyed as a gift from a
monarch, but are the outcome of the
struggle between Christianity, represented
by the Catholic church, and paganism, rep
resented by the Moors. It is the profound
faith kept alive by the Spanish bishops,
priests and monks that created tha heroic
deliverers , of the country over which
reigned Ferdinand and Isabella the Catho
lic. This Catholic spirit was a mighty
source of patriotic strength for Spain,
Its religious foes were also Its political
foea. Although the Holy See cannot ap
prove. It may tolerate separation on ,con
dltlon that the separation be established on
an equitable basis, as In the United States,
where the church enjoys complete equality
and where no attempt la made to take
back with one hand what la given with the
Countess Tarnowskl. having failed In her
appeal, Is now aubjected to the rigors of
solitary confinement In her Italian prison.
While the appeal was pending she had en
Joyed privileges, good clothing, hotel cook
Ing and a luxurious apartment. She la
In mortal fear that her beautiful hair will
be cut off. Her family allowed her 1W
a month, most of which was spent In em
broidered linen, tlowera and French ro
mancea. She had a running account with
the leading perfumers In Venice, where
her bill came to 6 t week. Now ahe
must wear a coarse prison cloth and a
axev tunic tied round with 'penltent'a cord.
Her food Is prison diet.
Belgian Statesman v
Sues Paper for Libel
Resents Insinuation that He Was
Faithless to State Interest in
BRUSSELS. Nov. 2fi. (Special to The
Bee.) A civil lawsuit haa begun here which
not only throwa some light on King Leo
pold'a latter-day transactions, but may
also have come disturbing political con
sequences. At the beginning of the year It
was found that the late sovereign's estate
Included a sum of S6.O00.000 which had been
derived from his personal administration of
the Congo, and which should have been
turned over to the Belgian government,
with certain other asseta. .
M. Renkln, colonial minister, waa violently
attacked in the chamber and accused of
having shown oomplete Incapacity and
lack of foresight In his dealings with the
king, with the result that the sum of
$6.00 i.OOO had been liwt tdt the state. A
local newspaper, "La Progress," went even
further and accused the minister of com
plicity In King Leopold's proceedings.
M. Renkln Is, therefore, bringing an
action for libel against the paper In que
tlon on the ground that any mistakes he
may have made were due to over con
fldence In the figures supplied by the king,
and not to his own personal negllgenco or
WONDERFUL GIRL SINGER
DISCOVERED IN AUSTRALIA
V Ida Stanley, Axed Six, Astonishes All
Hearers hy Versatility of
MELBOURNE. Nov. 2C.-(Speclal to The
Bee.) A new and wonderful singer has
been discovered In Australia In tha person
of a little Ballarat girl named Vlda 1.
Manley, who trills like Melba, whistles like
a canary and generally Is said to possess
the most wonderful vocal organ ever found
In a human being. Doctors and musicians
alike are aald to be quite puzzled by tha
unique formation of little Vlda's throat.
The child Is only years of age and the
parents have agreed to let their little one
be tested In every way. in the couise of
an Interview the mother slated that one
day, when her daughter waa only 1 yeara
of age, she suddenly warbled like a canary
and ever since had retained at her com
mand this peculiar power. The notes are
rich and clear.
KAISER AND CZAll
MAY BE ALLIES
Opinions Differ Radically as to th
Significance of the Recent
SOME .rR EDICT AN AGREEMENT
Others Insist Interests of Germany and
KAISER BOSS AT (JONSTANTIN0PLB
Russian Paper Insinuates German
Want Too Much.
CZAR WARNED TO BE CAREFUL
Ylarrrs of Cholrrn Victim Ponnd li
St. Petershnrar Street t'nnsea Anx
iety for Safety of People
M ho Handled It.
BY GKOHGK FRASKR.
ST. rETKRSnURH. Nov. W -(Special to
The Bee.) Will the recent meeting of tha
czar and the German kaiser hnve the effect
of bringing about a clFer undcmtanillng)
between Russia and Germany? In soma
circles there Is a disposition to give an
affirmative answer, but the great majority,
of opinion Is that there ran be no great
friendship between the empire. Their
Interests clash nt too many points. In tho
minds of the well Informed Russian. Ger
many is In fact the main obstacle to tha
frill tl vp of Russian hopes In the near east.
German influence has prartl'-air' supplanted
that of Russia at Constantinople and It Is
being steadily Increased and always used
agaln.it Russia In the Balkans. Under the
circumstances It la not believed that which
might bo done by tho two sovereigns wilV
ever make the relatives of Rufsla and Ger
many really friendly. '
The Novoe Vremya surmises that Ger
many Is willing to forgo opposition to Rus
sian Interests In the near and middle as
well as In the far east, but what. It asks,
will be Germany's price? Recent events In
Portugal and in Turkey give a sufficient
Indication. The Novoe Vremya, as well aa
the Bourse Gazette, Insists on the neces
sity of sincere and cordial relations with
Germany, but the former warns Russian
diplomacy not to surrender to empty
Danaerona Box Fonnd.
A wooden box containing Jars filled with
human viscera was picked up In the streets
of St. Petersburg recently and afterwards
claimed by a doctor, who Informed tha
police that tthe viscera had been obtained
from the Odessa, plague, hospitals from a
patient who had auoeumbed to pulmonary
plague, the most violent form of tha dis
ease. The official version, which is alone
permitted to appear In the newspapers, aa-
serts that the tuimrroua persona who
handled the remalna have been duly dis
infected, but trustworthy accounts declare
that no such precautions were taken.
Ilend of Secret Police Dies.
M. Rachkovskl, former head of the secret
police In Russia and agent of the Russian
police In Paris, haa died, suddenly, In ths
government of Vitebsk. M. Rachkovskl
has been called "the nearest approach to
Sherlock Holmes Russia has ever had."
He was a consummate detective, and under
his regime the services of the famous spy
Azeff were acquired. He, too, obtained
the services of Father Gapon, whose mur
der was brought about by Azeff, who
feared In Gapon a dangerous rival. M.
Rachkovskl narrowly escaped tha - same
fate as Gapon.
Fortunately for him he failed to keep an
appointment, and on Gnpon's body waa
found a card from Rachkovskl ' excusing
himself from being present.
Rnasla to Have Airships.
General Sukhomllnoff, Russlari minister
of war, has ordered the formation of a
permanent Military Aeronautic commission.
He will offer a prize for tho best d'rlglble
balloon built by a Russ'an firm. Among
the conditions are that these dirigibles
shall be of 8.000 cubic meters, that they
have a spread of seventy kilometers and
be able to carry enough petrol to remain
up at least twenty-four hours.
Death to Smugglers
Six Men Meet Death from Queer Cause
on the Swiss-Italian
GENEVA, Nov. 26. (SpecUil to The Be.)
A Joyous shout, thoughtlessly given by an
Italian smuggler on having eluded tha
customs guards on the Swiss frontier,
was the cause of his six companions twins;
killed by an avalanche. Tho party, coming
from the Grlscons, had, with a thousand
precautions, successfully negotiated ths
Forcola pas on the Swiss-Italian border.
Five of the men were loaded with valu
able contraband goods, and two acted as
guidea and scouts. When they were all
safely on Italian soil, one of the guides
named Maretoll gave vent to a Joyful yodel.
In the still air, the least sound causes a
vibration which may set enormous masses
of snow moving. Thla Is what occurred
here. A quarter of a million tons of snow
thundered down from the mountalnslda
upon the party, who were a wept In an In
stant. Into the ab)s. Maretoll alone waa
able to extricate himself.
IN ART ARE LOCKED UP
Rich Syndicate Finds It t'nnnot Se
cure PoMfftiios of Palnre
.LISBON, Nov. M (Special to The Bee)
It Is understood here that a syndicate
has been hastily formed of name of ths
largest and most wealthy art dealers in
New York and I.ondon to secure the mag
nificent treasures which the royal palaces
of Portugal are known to contain. A
well known expert, armed with a credit
note for a large sum, was ready to com
mence business with ths new government,
but found to his chagrin that the doors
to the palace were sealed. Things are not
yet suflclently settled to enter Into nego
tiations, and moreover It Is not yet quit
clear which are personal and which ars
national belonKlngs. Anyway, the man
and the money are In readiness to secure
any or all of the priceless pictures, tapestry
and china wttu which tha palaces abouud.
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