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ALL FAVOR PEACE
OBJECTS OF THE PEACE CON GRESS HEARTILY INDORSED BL DIPLOMATS. CLOSING DAY IS NOTABLE Wu Ting Fang Tells the Chicago Oath ring of China's Traditional Op position to War Great Ban quet In Evening. Chicago, May 6. The second na Uonal Peace congress closed this af ttarnobn In a blaze of glory, with the most spectacular ol Its many sessions. The final meeting was devoted to "In ternational Greetings," and brought to gether a decidedly Interesting and picturesque group of diplomats from foreign lands, who all told how deslr oni they and their countries were to see the establishment of a world peace. . Richard Bartholdt congressman from Missouri, was In the chair, and th first speaker on the program wai Count Johann Helnrlch yon Bern torff, the German ambassador. He was followed by Herman de Lager rants, minister from Sweden, Address by Wu Ting Fang. Then Dr. Wu Ting Fang, the pop lar Chinese minister, In his gnr;-ous native costume, took the fiir, and Wu Ting Fang. Mlnlater from China. told the gathering how much the Chi nese loved peace, Dr. Wu said: "I am very happy to bring to you to-day the greetings of tne oldest em pire In the world, of which I have the honor to be the official representative. Especially proud am I to stand before you this afternoon, beause the na tion I represent Is famed for Its love lor peace. When It Is remembered that China has a population of 400, 00,000, you will agree . with me that Its attitude on the subject of war and peace Is of some Importance to the world at large, and I can assure rou that whatever other changes, political, educational and social, may take place in my country, her tradi tional policy of setting disputes by discussion and amicable means will not be departed from. China has no schemes of self-aggrandizement at the expense of others so often the cause and pretext of beSicose Action. Even In her days of past conservatism and seclusion from the nations of the west, her only desire was to be left alone and be permitted to enjoy peace. Her motto has been and Is: 'Live and let live.' Not Afraid to Fight. "It la not, however, that the Chinese are afraid to fight. When compelled by necessity they make a good record tor themselves. It Is their disposi tion, their education, which has made them peace loving people. "In recent years the reorganisation of the army occuplea a prominent place on our program of reform, .and the excellent ahowing made by . our troops of the northern and south- Herman de Lagorerenta, Swedish Min ister. . era armlet at the maneuvers of the past two years, witnessed and favor ably reported by correspondents and nmtiTT exDerts of different nations, that tfcar la mnnA malarial In yiV'C. hw., H.W.W ( our people for the making of soldiers. The reorganisation of our army neea sot, however, create the least alarm, aor Is It la conflict with the objects of this society. China never has w. an sever will be agrresslve In a military way he Is too fond of( peace and realises too fully tha ko KjiJsj? ft J00 W'- 1 rors of war. If general disarmament should be proposed you will not And China Indisposed to accept It. Thinks Right Makes Might. "In conclusion I would add that our attitude on this question cannot be better expressed, I think, than by a quotation from Sir Robert Hart, who has been half a century in China. He says: 'The Chinese believe In right so firmly that tbey scorn to think It requires to be supported or enforced by might' In short, we believe that right makes might, and not might makes right; and I am sanguine anninrh la believe that the whole world la coming around to aaopi inai view, which Is eminently the' right one. Representing as I do, thererore, a n.tinn noQAni.iA bv nature and choice, taught from our Infancy to abhor vio lence, and reverence for right and rea son, to worship literary and industrial . ,,.it,, anil in nezlect and despise martial vain-glory, I am very happy, I repeat, to bring to you wis au" the greeting of my countrymen." tativftn of the British, French and Japanese embassies and of the Turkish legation aeuvww .aiintra frnm their countries, and the session came to an end with a speech by Richard A. Bawnger, seo retarv of the Interior, representing the American government. In the morning a business session and conference of peace workers was held, over which Joseph B. Moore, Jus tice of the supreme court oi jmumeau, ..m Rrinf addresses were made by H. C. Phillips of Lake Mohonk, N. Y.' Henry C. Nlles of York, Pa.; W. H. Short of New York; Robert C. Hoot . A,7ie- George Fulk of Cerro -Gordo, 111.; Rev. J. L. Tryon of Bos ton; Mrs. Fannie rem Murt Boston; Miss Mary J. Plerson of New York, and Alfred H. Love of Philadel phia. . tm. ovoninir there will be a great banquet given by the Chicago Associa tion of Commerce, ana tne aemaua im ,.i.. n, i a n lnrirn that It was neces- Minute n mw . a - sary to secure banquet halls In botn the Auditorium and the Annex ho tels. The list of those who will re spond to toasts includes Mr. Ballinger, Mr. Martholdt, Congressman Tawney of Minnesota and several of the for eign diplomats. NEBRASKA'S CAPITAL "DRY." Proposition to Abolish Saloon Carried by Large Majority. I.lnroln. Neb.. May 6. A "dry" capital city for the next year was the verdict rendered In the municipal elec tion veaterdav. The proposition to abolish the saloon carried by a major ity placed at not less than 600 ana possibly as high as 700 in a total vote nf noariv 9(iii(i, The vote' Is a marked reversal of that of a year ago when license carried by a majority or aooui unn Afier next Tuesday, when the municipal year expires, there will be ao more saloons In Lincoln, ine re fill! in su rurlslna- only In the size of the majority piled up by the temper ance forces. The outcome tnrougnout has been regarded as doubtful, with ihonrPK favorlm the no license sioe but it was everywhere expected the result would be close. The prohibi tion forces have conducted an aggres- ilve campaign, importing speakers Irom other states, while tne liquor forces have been on the defense. Tho Rcnnhlicana succeeded In secur ing control of the municpal govern ment by electing Don L. Love mayor over Rust Malone, Democrat by a ma- lorlty estimated at 300 ana wun toe mayor most of the other city officials, .Idermen and councllmen. For tour years the city has had a Democratic mayor. Omaha Mav K. Late returns Indi cate that the plurality of Mayor Dahl man will exceed 3,000 with the rest )t the Demorcatlc ticket Including the entire city council running a few hundred votes behind. Iowa Hometyatha Meet Waterloo, la., May 6. The Hahne mann Medical asspclatlon of Iowa wu .n4 to oritur In annual session to day by Its president, Dr. R. W. Homan of Webster City, rne meeunga a hoi., haM in th Bills hotel and will close to-morrow evening with a ban quet. The attendanoe Is large, all ,rta of tha atata belna- represented, and the program of essays and clinics li excellent. Famous Trowel en Journey. Los Angeles, Cal., May 5. In a hannanma medal train and escorted by a large delegation of Masons, the famous traveling trowel or tne Ma sonic order started to-day on Its way io tha ntv of Mexico. It will be brought back on the same line, and then will be started on a trip to an the Masonic lodges of the world by the Justlno lodge of New Yora city. Laval Ltalon of Nebraska. Omaha, Neb., May 8. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of Ne hraaka la holdtnc Its annual stats meeting here to-day There was little on the nroa-ram except the election ol officers, but the old army soldiers who held commissions during the Civil wai are enjoying the reunion. 01 atom, tea. I. Earl McCourtacy, tl years old. local representative of Harding. Whiting Co, of New Tort, committed filicide la his office Friday Bight by shooting klmaelt la the head. The Bavle Trial Festooned. Mercer, Pa, May S. The thlat of Jaxaa n Bovl. the alleged abdoctot of "Billy Wtltle ot Sharon. Pa, set to begin to-day wai again conuawo aatll Thursday (toning. WILL HE CHANGE HIS SEAT? THANKSGIVING AN ANXIOUS 1 n m 4 She business pahtv-if n' H00T HI0Hi WHERE ABDUL GETS OFF. .. S cUMtl-rrT f mm IN TMt KKWT Ijl nmtut I B, DAY IN TURKEY. FOMENT. Ths Face cn tLs Wall Paper Br H. fORRBST (CopyVlght, by Daily Btory Pub. CoJ Kelly was 111. He lay on hla back, Ms eyes half shut, his Angers pulling weakly at the white spread. It seemed to him as though he had lain so for years; yet It had been only a matter of a month. He had almost died. He wished he t)d. Then he wondered why he strug gled to live when he wanted to die; and he thought so much about It that bli head felt as though It were going around In wide circles, until he closed nil eyes to shut out the swaying room. When he opened them again he saw the Face. He laughed loudly, although a chill shuddered through hli body. Glancing upward he law It again, grinning at him. He twisted his head and stared to the left It was there, too. And to the rightall around. Well, he would have to gate at the ceiling. It wasn't there, anyway. After a while he glanced back. He thought the Face wai laughing. It Jigged up and down and the laugh twisted Into a sneer. Kelly shut his eyes, but he could not keep them closed. During his Illness he had watched that Face until he held his mouth to keep from screaming. Some times It seemed a grotesque mask; sometimes a somber-eyed monk with a crimson hood; and mostly a hideous, smirking clown. Why on earth had they hung such abominable paper on the wall? Casually glancing at it, Kelly had first seen row on row of red rose wreaths with a cluster of red and white roses In the middle ot the wreath. One night he noticed that the cluster of roses formed a face a long, thin, clownish face with a hint of sor row In the twist of Its taunting Hps. He had tried' to pick out other faces, but only a harlequin mocked him from the wall columns and columns of plerrots rising one above the other, stretching right and left, and all the same and all staring at him. Once he Hie Eyes Were Rolling In Their Sockets. thought he saw the sharp-lined, sunken-cheeked face of a woman leer ing at him not a lovely face with a blotch of red where the mouth should be. but he never saw It again. Kelly groaned and, rolling over, lay on his stomach. There was something queer about that paper. He would peak to the nurse about It. However, he thought the nurse might think he was crazy, and night after night and day after day he watched the Face, so that Us Image was stamped on his brain, and he even saw it In his aleep. Then he began to fidget, and he got Into the habit of dacklai under the blankets; but when over ho peeped out, there It was, grimacing, drawn with sorrow, pale, anA ana mn soulnted un aa though an muH hodv writhed In agony. He thought the Face looked like that of anmanna he had known. Mighty fa mlllar-looklnc. Confound it, where had ho seen that smile before? So ha got still more uneasy as he watched that smirking thing those splotches on the wall, each exactly Ilka the other. It was always grin ning, and he felt his own lips curling ' Into a similar smile; frightened yet he was fascinated and his imagination wore a fantastic mess in his brain. Tka . rat tima ha woke and found the nurse out of the room, he got np and tottered across tne noor anu pui hla fana oloaa lo the WSlL HO Saw a wreath of red rosea with a cluster of red and white roses In tha middle oi tk. m.(Ii whan ha crawled back to bed, he saw a ghoul sneering at him with pallid, laughing lips ana nouow area. Ana nlrht somewhere about 11 o'clock, Kelly threw back the coven nil aa nr. Hla evea were rolling in their sockets. Ho stared at the wall. ami than ha bexaa to talk. a --v n liaht frnm a nelEhborina window odged through the aide ot the eartalaa and cast a wan giow on ih wall-paper so that tha down face whitened Into a sknll wavering in the aaeartala naso. with a smear of oo agalatod blood as a back-ground. The knll had a Jaunty air and Its Jaws ware haaglng apart in a wide smile. Kelly fancied he heard the thread ot a a ,Ma Hnaia of laiuhter. tike lelclei dropping on a alab of gTalt ooMtnl from taat upieea mowa S "All right!" said KUf, "iut kuh ail 70a want Shm m I' y : joke, too. Nothlpg like a Joke. The ikuu noaaea. . uui ink on my wife. w- ' . . ..m tr.ii f im't BiTflrr one tut can carry out a thing like that. Shut np In a greenhouse wim aor i - -1.1.1 an.1 thai niatit tha most wonder- ful flower on earth bloomed a flower containing a strange juice, a niar- .... .nBAarnaMo ThAT Wfirfl UffO- cated. Had a Joke on me, though, for they smashed the plant ana inai wa alf I lived for, the fame that plant might have brought to me." The skull looked expectant ana & ry looked sorrowful. "But I didn't mean to kill the other woman. Tou see, I was to blame, in a measure. Picked her up In the red light district You know, when I mar ried I thought I had plucked a little white flower from a garden of lurid beauties. I grasped a loathesome net iia an whan I had destroyed the net tle, I said, 'I shall search among nox ious growths and the thing l pun can no ha a itiaannolntment .because I will know it' Well, I transplanted the weed a sorry one 11 waa auu uu- A.. .... It anmnr Into a rarelT Ut71 11 V a y --D beautiful blossom, lovely beyond my wildest desire. "Than a man a aor. of mOWOr of weeds, who had known the weed, pulled it from tne sou ana neia 11 no fora mtf aval BO that ItS distorted. earthy roots were dangling there. Since he had tinea tne nower, 1 m him hava If. hnt tha aeonv and the humor of It wrangled in my brain and held my heart in a tempi? grip, a plaything of fate, I had been. Oh, It was bitter and funny. Say, It makes me laugh even now. Why even you are grinning!" The skull seemed to crinkle up wun llant lauxhter. and it looked gray- faced like Kelly. "The reBt ot It was in tne papers. a man and a woman and a bottle ot beer. Great mystery! Murderer es caped. Police gave it up as a bad Job. A lot of trouble that bottle of beer cost me. It taxed my nerves and my clev erness. In the first place the man and woman WArA hnM to trace, for they had pretty well covered up their tracks. I thlnK tney were airaia o ma T round them Afl T had madO such a ripping success of my wife, I knew I could handle the game. "After I bought the beer, It took mo days to copy the seal and label of an other firm. Then I went way on ana honvht tha noieon and went to an other place to dope the beer, and to yet another to have the package, sent. From a dlBtant western town I wrote a letter to the coroner, that suspicion mii-ht not fall on an. Innocent person, and by the time he got the letter, I wag In Mexico. "Tn orHor to dona tha bottle. I had to open it, and that took the life out of the beer somewhat; so I wrote a letter explaining that this was a new brand of beer especially put on the market for medicinal purposes and the nnmnanv Vflfl RPndlnlF OUt trial OOttlel to the leading physicians of the coun try. Would tne esteemea aocior ue o bind aa to onmnle the beer and favor us with a criticism? ' I knew he would bite at 'leading physicians' egotisti cal chump! "It was a very good test fie gave that beer as the papers stated. "I am sorry she died. I did not mean that she should. She was too anxious to help him test it. I shall always be sorry for that. As I say, I wrote to the coroner, stating the clr- mmdlonMi avan to the firm names and towns and my motive. I told him I was sorry for the woman, as 1 , Ki.m. for har hnt It was OTObablr the best thing for her after aU. As for the man, I wished I could nave auaea m. with mv hands. That was ten yean ago. I am a clever man for I am still free. Tne aeaa aeep me a cret for me. They are kind the dead. "I shall pluck no more flowers. They all spring from filth. I am done, and 1 ha tha satisfaction of knowing I did It well. It Is but a strange mem ory that you have maae more ciear. won r am ton niaver for even yon. for to-morrow I am going to leave this room and tne next one wui .lml.d walla walla without Id roses and white, that look like my own face mocking me with a grin ue gaping wound. Damn yon!" He fell back exhausted; then ho raised his eyes to the white face of the nurse, who had been sleeping oa the couch back of the screen. Bavarian Distances. In the Bavarian highlands ligtt posts along the roads, instead of stat ing the number of miles or kilometer to the various Tillages, give the amount of time which the average pedestrian will supposedly take to traverse the distance. This Is merely an official expression of the very gen eral custom of the peasants in the re gion, who invariably tell Inquirer! oa the roads not how far It la to a place, but how long it taxes to get there. Not only that, but they make the system still more unsatisfactory to th itranger by a little additional eccen tricity of their own. - For lnstanco, on askar "How far la It to Oberammerganr - "A email half hour," win be the an wer, or perhaps "a good half hour," or "a big half boar." Which Is pusxling unto the stranger learni that a "small half hour" mesa It minute, "a good half hour" 10 mln atae, " big half boor" St minutes, "a amall three-quarter of aa hour" 4S minutes, aad aoon. Nv York Hotels Busy. New York city hotel! are now enter htlaiBC IS per cent more cuatomer Oaw ttsy m on rav aft.