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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY EORNING , DECEMBER L 5 , 181)8 ) TWENTY PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. GERMAM IS UNEASY Commercial Relations With United States Rabject of Great Concern , INDIGNANT AT PROPOSED RETALIATION Embassy Officials Say That Government is Anxious to Continue Friendly , MEAT BILL MAY NOT PASS THE REICHSTAG Emperor Makes Bid for Favor by Influencing Discharge of Knaak. DOESN'T MIND BEING CALLED MUTTONHEAD Aunraace * Are Given that Strict Local Inspection of American Import * In to Do Condition ally Abollnhed. ( Copyright , 169S , by Associated Press. ) BERLIN , Dec. 24. One of the leading sub jects discussed throughout the week by the newspapers waa the present and future re lations between Germany and the United States , more particularly the commercial side of the question. The correspondent hero of the Associated Press has Interviewed a high German official who has exceptional ( resources of Information. Ho said : "The reports current In the press of both countries on this subject are lamentably inexact. In Washington 'they claimed to nave Jumped at the conclusion that Ger many is on the point of legislating specific ally against American agricultural products and they are taking the bull by the horns In order 1o forestall us. The fact Is , there is no such intention here , at least , not In government circles. "The meat Inspection bill is- only on the point of reaching the Bundesrath , which is the first legislative stage. Then It goes to the Reichstag. So It probably will not pass , It at oil , until the end of the session next iprlng. Even then the bill may not be framed to hit the Americans particularly. On the contrary , air. White , the United States ambassador at Berlin , has received conditional assurances that the integral feature of the bill will be the abolition of the local Inspections of American meat , of which the Americans have complained. The bill provides for a strict Inspection , but it will bo perfectly fair and will be applied as equally to the domestic trade as to Imported meats. " IiullKnant Over Propoied Retaliation. The officials of the United States embassy generallyexpress the opinion that the Ocr man government sincerely desires to Im prove lt relations with the United States and sees indications pointing to a success ful IEBUC of these efforts , though the bills simultaneously Introduced in the house of Representatives and In the senate In Wash- . 'Ingtpa 'JOrjesha.do.wJnfj retaliation have been ' received with a gre'at show of Indlgna tlon by the government and government press , while the liberal and especially the commercial papers have unanimously ex pressed fears that the legislative action on both sides will culminate in a regular tariff war. war.Tho The Vorwaerts says : "Tim greed of the agrarians has disturbed our relations with America for years past. Under the pretext of protecting the health of the German pco pie the Importation of American products has been prevented In eplte of the treaties. " Continuing , the Vorwaerts demonstrates that German exports of sugar , textiles and wine to the United States are worth 18,000.- 000 marks , and says : . "As the financially weaker of the two , Germany will undoubtedly be the loser. But the agrarians Ignore this. Provided the en hanced food prices flow into their pockets they snap their fingers at the hungry masses. " The Boerson Courier , a leading commer cial organ , says : "It Is evident that the United States Is preparing for a commercial war with Germany , which the German agrarians seem to regard as a trifling mat- tor. We hope the Berlin and Washington governments are more conscious of their responsibility. Wo fear the German export fx trade will have to pay the score the federa tion of husbandry haa run up. " Agrarian * Desire Tariff War. The agrarians are Jubilant at the prospect of a tariff war , which has been their dearest aim for years. A number of Insulting arti cles have been published In their newspapers deriding the United States in every way The Kretizo Zoltung even throws mud at the American people on account of the war and its results , calling the American troops utterly Inefficient and saying the govern ment Is corrupt to the core. These utterances , however , are exceptions. The majority of the press i > discussing the question calmly and fairly. The emigration bill Introduced In the Reichstag by Prof. Haas and Count von Arntm affects the tntnrests of the United States. It advises the people "once Ger man , always German , " and urges on Ger mans the right to become a naturalized citizen of any other country. The United States embassy officials , however , say that even It tbo bill is adopted it cannot over ride the German-American treaty of 1868 exempting German-Americans from such legislation. The German cabinet at recent meetings has discussed the questions of the facilities of Imports of the Russian petroleum and It Is said from a reliable tource that it has been decided to Increase the test points and thus exclude Inferior grades of Amer ican petroleum , provided the Russian gov ernment grants an equivalent. Kiiaak' * Ac < | ulttal. The result of the trial of Frank Knaak Of New York , who wa * acquitted of the charge of referring to Emperor William as a "blockhead , " on the ground that he was in no position to realize his offense , came es a great surprise even to counsel for the defense. The testimony was precisely sim ilar to that of such cases which have ended in convictions. The presiding Judge , Herr Dente , who convicted R. P. Kneebs , the American horseman on a charge of "ring- Ing" was sentenced to nine months' Im prisonment and a fine of 900 marks. Judge Dense l > considered very learned , and there is coed ground for saying that the leniency 1o Mr. Knaak was a hint from Emperor William , that his acquittal , If legally pos sible , would be appreciated by both his majesty and the German government in view of the present relations between the United States and Germany. The emperor and his family will spend . / the holidays at the stadt achloss at Pots dam. The elder princes have arrived there from the military academy at Ploen. Both the emperor and empress look remarkably well , In eplte of the trying and variable weather , which has been so mild this week that the rose bushes under the empress' window ore blooming In the open air. Such thing has not happened for several gen- rations. His majesty , In order to celebrate his ormal occupation of the estate at Codlncn , ocently bequeathed to him , has ordered a beral spread to be given to the poor and hlldren on the estate on Christmas , Crown Prince' * Literary Tate. The crown prince and Prince Eltel are cry fond of the theaters , and their father , he emperor , encourages their taste for the raina and gave the crown prince permls- lon to select a play for performance at ho Theater Royal during the holidays. He hose ' " " Goethe's "Iphlgenle. A morning paper , commenting on the election , sa > a : "It Is very interesting to btaln a glance at the crown prince's mental evefopment and know something of his aste in literature. The mind of & young man who can become enthusiastic over Iphlgenle' must be Impregnated with all hat's beautiful. The episode shows that ho eeed sown by hU parents and Instructors a developing In good solf. " The minister of education , Dr. Bosse , yoked a chorus of condemnation from all Ides by ordering disciplinary proceedings to taken at the Berlin university against ho wafl known Dr. Delbruck , for the lat- er'e scathing criticism of the expulsions of Janes from North Schleawlg In public writ- ngs. Dr. Delbruck has since received up- onrlous ovations from the students In the eglslature halls. The Munich Allgemelne eltung. which otherwise Is In complete har mony with the government , expresses the general feeling of detestation of the gov ernment's interference , saying : "Wo are Indignant , not because wo agree vlth the professor's views of the evictions , but because the German universities must remain the guardians of free speech. Even n times of the wildcat reaction truth and eve of truth have found in tbo German unl- crsltles their city of refuge and whoever attempts to drive them forth with a police bludgeon desecrates consecrated ground. " Dr. Dcllirnck' * Imperial Distinction. The conservative Post described Dr. Bosso'a action as "retrograding and lense- ess. " Professors of the university Intend to Is sue a vehement and unanimous protest. Dr. Delbruck belongs to the conservative mrty. Crown Princa Frederick entrusted ilm with the instruction of Prince Walde- mar and the doctor received the unprece dented honor after the battle of Gravelotto of bolng called out of the ranks and created an officer on the field of battle. The latest measure against the Schles- wigcrs Is the governor's decree command- tig parents to recall children who have been sent to schools in Denmark. It m expected .hat the parents will defy the governor and thus cause a crisis. DUCHESS APPEARS IN PUBLIC DlHtlmtnUhed Speaker Make * Debut at the Price Prenentatlon of the Oxford Girl * ' High School * . ( Copyright. 1898 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Dec.24. ' ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) The young duchess of Marlborough made her first ap pearance as a. public speaker this week when distributing the prizes at the Oxford Girls' High school. She waa very ncrvobs , but acquitted herself 'gracefully and well. Her voice was sweet , though thin , and her enun ciation.- -we-clear-'so she r-W ii distinctly heard. The following report of her speech was taken : "Ladles and gentlemen , " she said , "I should like to thank you for the kind reception you have given me and for the considerate words your chairman has raid in my behalf. I can assure you that it affords mo great pleascuro to be hero today and to bo enabled in so doing to show my appreciation of and my sympathy with higher education for girls , the excellence of which has been so ably demonstrated thla afternoon by the number of successful can didates I have bad the pleasure of presentIng - Ing with prizes. I am glad to congratulate them upon their success and to encourage them as well as their less successful fellow students on their career of knowledge end usefulness. ( Applause. ) "I think we women are happy In knowing that we have now made the men acknowl edge that thrtr education must bo a help to us In any vocation we choose to pursue , but If on the other hand we prefer to make a man's work and his alms our own in Uniting our efforts with bis , I think a man will pre fer an Intelligent , educated woman for his companion and helper to one who , through no fault of her own , is unable to be to him the help she would have wished to be. I thereupon take much pleasure In giving away the prizes and in congratulating the suc cessful candidates. " The ceremony took place In the grand half of Balllol college , the master of Balllol presiding. The duchess wore a princess gown of claret cloth trimmed with fur , and a magnificent , costly cape of sable tails and a gray felt hat , trimmed with gray velvet and ostrich feathers. The hall was crowded with a fash lonabfe audience. Two pages , dressed In cream satin , presented to the duchess a boquet before the ceremony. She waa much complimented upon her speech. The duke of Marlborough has almost com pleted the purchase of Setton house , Bel- grave square , for a town residence. It is one of four Imposing detached mansions , one at each corner of the square. The oth ers are those of the duke of Richmond , Sir James Plrre , * partner in the firm of Har- land & Wolf , shipbuilders of Berfast , and the duke of Northumberland , whose bouse Is Just now ret to Walter Wlnans. The price asked for the lease of Sefton house Is $175- 000 with a ground rent of $6,500 & year. The present earl of Sefton la quite young , but mentally deranged from a cricket ball blow. ASTORS HARASSED BY RUMORS Report of the Daughter' * Approach Ing Mnrrlnue Cane * Annoyance at Cliveden , ( Copyright. 1898 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON. Dec. 24. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) William Wal dorf Astor waa asked If he had authorized the reports of the Associated Press to all Its papen that his daughter was betrothed to the young duke of Roxburghe. He an swcrcd : "It is quite baseless and very an noying to everyone concerned. My daughter lias not even 'come out * yet. She will not be presented at court till next year. She Is not thinking of marrying nor urn I thinking about such matters on her behalf. These groundless reports make it very awkward for the persons mentioned In them. " It is common gosilp In society that Mr Actor no longer asks to Cliveden a hand some , well known American resident In Eng land , because of reiterated reports that he was engaged to MUs Astor. Christmas wll be kept very quietly at Cliveden by the Aitor * . It being the anniversary of bU wife's sad death. On boxing night he will be with his daughter , who has taken a box for the Drury Lane pantomime. Ccar Meluiln * Hu * o Nephew. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 24. Grand Duch ess Xenla , sister of the czar , has given birth to a son. The grand duchess , Xenla eldest sister of Emperor Nicholas , wai born In 1876 and U the wife of Grand Duke Alex andtr , a son of Grand Duke Michael , whi ( i la the grand uncle of the czar. IN THE ENGLISH EYE Aggressive Prosperity of United States ( her- shadows Broils of Foreign Politics. VARIOUS TOPICS OF LONDON TOWN'S TALK Capture of Iron Trade in Great Britain is Complete. UCCESSOR TO ETHAN ALLEN HITCHCOCK ieaistanoe to Government Liable to Throw Hungary into Anarchy. NEW HISTORY OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION Several American Actor * Meeting with Sncce * * at London Theater * and "What Happened to Jonei" Pae * Two Hundredth Mark. ( Copyright , 1893 , by Associated Press. ) LONDON , Dec. 24. It Is no exaggeration , o assert that the foremost topic compelling attention In Europe In general and in Great Britain in particular , overshadowing the dreary broils of domestic politics , Is the remarkable , aggressive , commercial prosperity which the United States is man- feat ing. Hardly a newspaper review or a public speaker during the past month has failed .o notice with what giant strides America is coming into the first place in the align ment of the powers. It is certainly the chief subject of conversation on Lombard street and on the continental bourses. The manager of one of the greatest London banks recently drew an American business man into bis private office and said In an awe-struck tone : "Thla Is the first time in the history of finance that New York has been In a posi tion to dictate money rates to London , Ber lin and Paris. " The bank manager added that London's purchases of American securities were a Feather's weight compared with the bal ance of trade in Now York's favor. James Bryce , In a speech before the Leicester Chamber of Commerce , sounded a warning to British manufacturers. He em phasized the fact that the exports of the United States and Germany had Increased 34,000,000 and 21,000,000 respectively be tween 1891 and 1S97 , while Great Britain's decreased 15,000,000. He further pointed out that the business of the United States was developing along many Important lines while Great Britain , he added , should have tield against all competitors. Mr. Bryce un hesitatingly asserted that the United States could produce rails cheaper than Great Britain and said ho saw no possibility of opening now markets except In China. C n I ted State * Capture of Iron Trade. Great Britain seems .n hn o become recon ciled to the' capture'of the iron markets-b)1 the United States. American firms are uniformly successful in bidding against the British firms. The Carnegie company and the Illinois Steel company have opened ex tensive offices in London and are making inroads upon the British preserves. Colonel Nunslkers , the Carnegie representative , has contracted for 30,000 tons of plates for the Coolgardle road , Australia , and the com pany was unable to undertake the contract for 30,000 tons more. A dispatch from Berlin says it Is a fact that the Russian government has ordered 80,000 tons of American rails and the pros pect of competition for the contracts , In connection with Russia's extensive railroads alarm manufacturers hero and elsewhere. Consuls assert that all Europe is swarming as never before with the agents of Amer ican manufacturers of steel , street railroads , electrical apparatus and all kinds of ma- chnlery , who are leading the commercial invasion. The reports of attempts to float a Russian loan in Now York have been received skep tically hero. Several financiers have told representatives of the Associated Press that Russia tried to raise money In London , Paris , Berlin and Amsterdam and that it seems to have 'turned ' to the United States as a forlorn hope , possibly with the view of reaping Incidental political advantages. But it is admitted that it Is a question of a short time when capitalists will have to reckon with New York as a competitor in high finance. The Dally Chronicle comments upon the fact that American capitalists "havo the courage of their financial opinions it they think they know the European situa tion better than tbo capitalists of the old world. " Mr. Hitchcock' * Successor. There la much interest hero regarding the choice of a successor of Ethan Allen Hitch cock , the United States ambassador at St. Petersburg. It is considered that the poet demands the presence of < tbe strongest diplomat in view of the entrance of the United States lntothe _ east. Russia has sent one of its ablest men to Washington , though a transfer from Wash ington to Constantinople or Madrid baa hith erto been considered In the service as being a promotion. Russia expects President Mc- Klnley to reciprocate , Mr. Hitchcock carries home with him the conviction that Russia Is still a staunch friend of America , which he has endeavored to Impress upon the State department at Washington and on all Influential Americans he- has met obrccd. The English habit of entirely dropping serious affairs at the holiday season haa respited the squabbles about liberal leader ship , but Sir Edward Russell , who is writIng - Ing bis reminiscence * , furnished material for a new controversy. He writes that while Lord Rosebery was resigning the premier ship the queen earnestly , almost affection ately , begged him not to turn conservative. He explains that her majesty dreads the alignment of all the aristocracy on the tory Blde"agatnt all the commoners on the lib eral side. Lord Rosebory has promptly re quested the newspapers to deny the state ment , and Sir Edward Hussell says : "I'have good reason to believe It Is true , though nobody shall drag from me my au thority. " The English newspapers , pursuing their traditional policy of keeping the sovereign above partisan politics , refrain from com menting upon the * Incident , but the people discuss the story with the utmost Interest. IlniiKary Threatened with Anarchy. The politicians of the opposition party threaten to throw Hungary Into a state of anarchy before they consent to a "constitu tional" compromise with Austria , They have carried out their promise to Issue a mani festo to the people urging them to refuse to pay taxes or to allow the enrolling of recruits. As the clergy are preaching re sistance to the government , they have never been forgiven for pissing the law allowing civil marriages. The rebellion may be eeri- OUA Trouble U expected from the munlci- palltlcs , w:5Kiave : the right to withhold taxes and/j ! ? Jits ns long as parliament has not if g , ted therefor. Judge A * * ' , , ! ! ) * , a ruddy , keen-eyed , oM sentleini sporting proclivities , Is the largesttaago In tlio public eye since the an ' ? cmcnt of his retirement from the bff , n December 19. Thtf" 'Jpapers and clubs teem with an- ecdof ' ; ) hls sharp temper , kind heart and qulc , ' ' ,1. His popularity was greater wlt ' / public than with the profession , tho"lJvk lo believing' that In spite of his Irascibility and his habit of violently tak ing sides he seasoned'-hls Judgments with common sense. The' .bar's chief grievance was that although 81 years of age he per sisted until the last la holding court far into the night. New HUtorr at the Revolution. Sir George Trevelyan , the former secre tary for Scotland , promises an interesting book in a month "The History of the American Revolution. " He recently wrote a biography of Fox , tha ; minister of George III , and his studies convinced him that a history of the parliament of that period could not be Judged without a record of the events beyond the Atlantic. So the work will bo in the nature of a sequel of Sir George Tr-ovolyan's biography of Vox. Its spirit is Indicated by Tennyson's lines , which have been prefixed as a motto : "Strong mother of a lion line , be proud of those strong sons of thlno who wrenched their rights from thce. " The old Institution of the Christmas pantomime holds many theaters here. Among the Americana appearjns in leading ports are Amelia Stone at Drury Lane , Thomas Murrey at Manchester , Julie Ring at Bir mingham , Julie Mackey , Madge Ellis , Cd Trodway and Blllte Barlow at other places , The American comedy , "What Happened to Jones , " has attained its 200th perform ance here. Reports of new opera enterprises are unusually numerous. It Is announced that steps are being taken toward founding a Wagnerlan theater on the Beyrouth plan and an Austrian millionaire Is credited with the intention of bulldng a grand opera house In the heart of Belgravla. The scheme to exchange artists and operas between the Grand opera at Paris and Drury Lane is under discussion , NEW CURE FOR CONSUMPTION Scheme for Sanatoria In England to Be Within the Reach of the Mae * . ( Copyright. 189S , by Press Publishing Co , ) LONDON , Dec. 24. New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) Malcolm Mor ris , a leading skin specialist , who originated 'the scheme for a national association , for the prevention of consumption which has been promoted by the prince of Wales , said today in reply to inquiries : "Consumption is no'w known to be infec tious and as there are a 'quarter of a million consumptlvea in Great Britain the matter is one of national Importance. If the race is not to be undermined by the disease i is also proved to be curable when taken In time and dealt with by the open air treatment. The sanatoria we propose start ing are to be self-supporting and are In tended for that vast cliss of sufferers from consumption who are lee proud to go into public hospitals/ / / $ f , , . . "too poor to leave "tbggy Engfand. Enormous good has been done by lung ; sanatoria fu Germany and our object is to start a similar Institution here. We have already received large promises of support , and several mil lion dollars are enlisted In flavor of the scheme. The prince of Wales' warm inter- > st in the scheme is a sufficient guarantee of success. " FATE OF MISS MAY GOELET Her Marriage to One of Several Born Suitor * a Much Dl cu ed Contingency. ( Copyright. 1898 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Dec. 24. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Talesrara. ) Society la be ginning to believe that Mrs. Ogden Goelet's imbitlon to marry her daughter to the hand some Prince Francis of Teck may ultimately be achieved. Miss May Qoelet was one 01 a house party at Wilton house , the earl of Pembroke's country residence , Wiltshire , to meet the duke and duchess of York , and again to meet the Yorks at Panshunger Herts , Earl Brownlow's. Meeting the Yorks thus at two successive parties could scarcely have been accidental , as the list of guests is not only revised by the royalists on such occasions , but names usualy are added or stricken out at their suggestion. At Wilton house , I hear , the duchess of York took par ticular notice of Miss Goelet , going out driving with her. Oddly enough , however , between these two parties Miss Goelet Journeyed to the north of Scotland on a visit to the countess of Mar to attend a hunt ball , where she asaln met the earl of Shaftesbury , who Is known to be a suitor for ner hand. HELPING HAND OR STUDENTS Practical Dlaclple of Runkln Found * Hall for Good Pnrpoce Donpr in an American. ( Copyright , 189S , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Dec. 24. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Great Inter est has been aroused In Oxford university circles by the munlflcent gift of an anony mous American. I learn that he Is Mr. Vroomans. He has founded a hotel known as Rusktn half , in which poor students who have won scholarships at Oxford , but who otherwise are unable to bear the coat of residence there , can live for an Inclusive , payment of $125 for board and lodging and $30 for tuition. Furthermore Mr. Vroomans guarantees a eum sufficient to meet the tuition fees of 100 students. The educa tional courses provided In Ruskln hall con sist * of history , civil government , sociology , scientific research and a period of reeldenre limited to one year , Mr. Vroomans' object being not to take the students out of their particular spheres , but to better fit them for their employment. Mr. Vrooman * Is guided in all his arrangements by his In- terpretatlon of Ruskln's teaching. ChrUtma * Party at Chatvrorth. ( Copyright. 1S98 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Dec. 24. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) Lady Ran dolph Churchilf and Mr. and Mrs. Henry White are members of a large Christmas party at Chataworth , where they are to have grand private theatricals Christmas night , In which Miss Muriel Wilson and Lady Ran dolph will take the principal parts. This revival of an old Christmas custom is due to the duchess of Devonshire , who has the spirits of a woman of thirty. Steal a March on American Coiinul. LONDON , Dec. 24. The Washington gov ernment , according to a dispatch from Auck land , has Instructed the United States consul at Samoa to act with great vigilance and not to entrust hla duties to his British and German colleagues. It appears the Ger man agent has taken advantage of his col league's confidence to land munitions o ! war , etc. , eo gaining Important advantages for German firm * . MATY IS RECEIVED 3y Special Train Oommisson to Paris Hurries to National Capital , FORMAL CEREMONY OCCURS IN BLUE ROOM Precious Document of Paris Peace Placed in President's ' Own Hands. HAPPY GREETINGS EXCHANGED ALL ROUND Chairman Day and President McZinlej Ex change Personal Felicitations , TO BE GIVEN TO SENATE ON REASSEMBLING All of ComniliNloncr * but Davl * anil Frye , After Delivering National Chrlfttma * Gift , Start Immedi ately ( or Their Home * . WASHINGTON , Dec. 24. President Me- Klnley received the peace commission late this afternoon ; also the treaty of peace be tween the United States and Spain. In presenting this momentous document , Judge Day , as chairman of the commission , said It represented the earnest efforts of the American representatives at Paris and that It was submitted with the hope- that It would redound to the peace , credit and glory of the American nation. Accepting the treaty from the hands of Judge Day , the president responded with heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the commission as a body and to the members Individually. He spoke of all that had been accomplished and of the happy method by which difficult questions had been adjusted. The formal ceremony of delivering the treaty to the president occurred In the blus room and lasted half an hour. The com mission arrived here from New York on a special train at 4:20 : p. m. A crowd of holi day excursionists filled the railroad station , and In order to avoid the Jam the special was run on a side track , where the officials had an opportunity to leave the train before - fore It entered the depot. Chief Clerk Michaels of the State department was on hand as representative of Secretary Hay and quite a number of officials on the staff of the War and Navy departments , as well as friends and relatives , were there to greet them. As they stepped from the train there was general hand-ehaking and con gratulations and then the parly was escorted to carriages and driven directly to the Whit * House. Faithful Cntodlan of Treaty. It wag noticed that as Judge Day and his associates came from the train they were unlncumbered with any sort of luggage or documents. Dut Hon. John B. Moore , late assistant secretary of state and legal adviser of the commission , carried with him a huge yellow leather case. This case never Ictt Mr : Moore'a hands , tor In It was the peace treaty , which the commission was bearing to the president. Four of the com missioners Day , Reid , DavU and Frye took the first carriage to the White House and soon thereafter Senator Gray , the re maining member , followed with Mr. Moore and the precious leather case. The ladles of the party also proceeded to the White House and joined the commissioners as they went before the president. Secretary Hay was with the president when the party arrived at the White House. The first greeting was quite Informal , the president coming to the private vestibule which leads to the several drawing rooms. Judge Day was the first to grasp the presi dent's hand and then followed the per sonal exchanges. The president remarked of the vigorous health of all the members. In the meantime Mr. Moore and his precious bag had arrived In the outer corridor. Be fore going Inside Mr. Moore opened the case and took from it the treaty , in a morocco binding , about the size of a large encyclo paedia. Then , joining Senator Gray , they proceeded together to the private vestibule , Mr. Moore carrying the treaty under his arm. arm.All All the members of the commission being now assembled , the president led the way to the blue room. Besides the president , Secretary Hay and the commissioners , there was present Arthur W. Ferguson , who , as official Interpreter , had been through the arduous labors of the commission when the American and Spanish representatives were together , also , Messrs. Hay and Gray , eons of the secretary and senator , and eevcral ladles of the party respectively. lnj' Remark * Ilrlef. The president stood at the further end of the room while the party ranged around him. Taking the treaty , Judge Day ad dressed the president In the manner al ready alluded to. His remarks were quite Informal and Impromptu , brief , dignified , and to the point. In assuring the president of the satisfaction the commission felt , he said , Its labors were founded In such a way as to give promise of the welfare of the country. After the president's response , some time was spent In informal discussion of the trip and then all of the commissioners except Judge Day departed. The latter remained with tbo president for dinner , Intending to leave with Mrs. Day at 7:20 : o'clock for Canton , where they are anxious to see their family after the long absence. Mr. Held returned to New Vork tonight , Senator Gray went to his home In Delaware , and Senators Davis and Frye remain at their homes In Washington. It waa stated after the delivery of the treaty to the president that it would not be made public at present , the usual courtesy to the senate requiring that It should be submitted to that body before being made public. In the meantime. It will remain In the custody of the State department for safekeeping , although copies of it will be In the hands of the president for such con- alderatlon OB may be needed. It Is the impression that with the submis sion of the treaty to the president the offi cial existence of the peace commission will have terminated. Should there be occasion , which Is scarcely conceivable , for further negotiations on any of the subjects touched upon by the treaty , It is sld that this will either be done by direct negotiation with the Madrid government , or through an en tirely new commission , It Is a rather remarkable fact that the commissioners were enabled to complete their work In Paris In almost exactly the time predicted by Judge Day , the presi dent of the American commission , before he left the United States , although there was a complete change In the instructions relat ing to at least one of the most Important subjects Included in the treaty while the commleslonera were In Paris. It la ex pected that the treaty will be submitted to the United States senate almost immedi ately after the reassembling of congress. Commlloner * Reach Home , NEW YORK , Dec. 24. Judge WillUm U. THE BEE BULLETIN , Weather Forecast for Nebraska Fnlr : Variable Winds. Pane. 1 ( lermany Afrnlil of Retaliation. Weekly London \ < M > tludurt. Pence Treaty llenelie" President. Plrntelirnxkn Hue Home Soon. 2 CnlinnN Tenrlnic Down TrochiiH. America. May Coerce the Klllittu > . Hull'ririuU for 1IU Itlll. 1) Nelirniknew . UzpenncN of the Penitentiary. Spain' * Treachery IN Checked , 4 I.nut Week In Omahn Society. 5 Chrltiunn MtiHlcat I'roKrnmn. Cheap Help for the Hunter- . of the Court * . O Council IllurTu Local Matter * . ItMvu NewN unit Comment. 7 CUII Sen levot Dead In Omahn. Rtatc l.oxen the Hunk Suit. Hhopplnic on Clirlntma * Kve. 8 In the World of Amimement. Mtmlcnl He * lew of the Week. Spaee at the Turin Kxponlllon. O Spot-thin Review for the Week. UFlnNhlnic Jewel * In 1'nhtlu. 11 Prcnlilcnt of Aruciitlne. Stnart HOONOII on * ln c SUCCOR * . llloekade at the PoMolllce. IS In the Domain of Woman. 14 Editorial anil Comment. 15 The Iteal FenturcN of Clirlnt. COmprcBNCiI Air an a Meter. 1(1 ' "the Illack lounl n. " 17 Condition of Omaha's Trade. Commercial and Kltinnolal XCMV * . Newn of the llnllroailx. 20 Help for Toor Children. Yeterilny'M Temperature at Oniahai Hour. I ) cur. Hour. IH-K. R a. m 1 > 1 p. m U2 u a. m IH a P. m : ir 7 a. in IH it p. in : IH H n. in IH 4 11. m an ! > a. in -O B p. MI , : ! S It ) n. m - : > P. m its 11 n. m 2)1 7 p. m 3T lit m St > Day , Senator C. K. Davis , Senator George Gray , Ssnator W. P. Frye and Whltcfaw Reid , the United States commissioners to ar range a treaty of peace with Spain , reached homo today on board the steamer St. Louis. Holding that the rules governing their diplo matic mission are still In force , none of the gentlemen named would speak regarding the work at Paris. They took the first train , to Washington , carrying the treaty of peace with them. J. Bassrtt Moore , secretary and counsel of the commission , and Mr. Fergu son , the translater , were with the commls- eloncrs. Mr. Reid said he and his fellow commis sioners were very glad to get back , but they would not discuss the treaty. "We are going to Washington this afternoon by the first train ue can get , " he said , "and shall report Immediately to the president. It was understood among us that we should say nothing about our official business when we arrived. When the treaty was signed it became an official document , and It must bo left for the public of the United States and the president to decide what shall be done with it. " Mr. Reid would not discuss the published translation of what purported to be the text of the treaty , nor would he say anything about Montero Rlos' recent criticism of the commission. "As a newspaper man , I should like to speak , " he said , "but as a public official I cannot/ ' Senator Gray , the only democrat on the commission , was told of W. J. Bryan's recently declared attitude' the question of expansion. "Well , " said the senator , I'm not onto Mr. Bryan's curves yet. " Mr. Gray admitted he had an opinion concerning - corning expansion. "I have no doubt , " said he , "that there Is a sober , thoughtful opinion In this country against expansion there must be. The treaty gives us control of the situation , wo can do as we please. We can keep the Philippines or not , as may bo 'determined In the future. " Senator Fryo said that at the opening of the session In Paris "tbo Spaniards first wanted to give us the Island of Luzon ; that we refused. Then came a squabble about the Cuban debt. We were not In clined to pay that , and after a bard fight of days and days , our opponents finally yielded to our claims and signed the treaty , which I have no doubt will be ratified by congress. " Return of Filipino Kiiroy * . NEW YORK , Dec. 24. The Filipino en voys , Agonclllo and Lopez , following close on the heels of the peace commissioners , returned to this city today on the Etrurla. They will remain hero over Christmas , and at the close of the holidays go to Washing ton , where they will await the arrival of Juan Luna , General Relgo de Bros and Dr. Josads , special commissioners sent by Asuln- aldo to the American government. The new contingent of Filipinos arc expected to reach Washington by way of San Francisco Jan uary 2 next. DECISION AGAINST DREYFUS _ _ _ _ _ _ Rumor Ileache * London that Thl * Judgment Will lie Announced to Prevent Downfall of Republic. LONDON , Dec. 25. The Paris correspond ent of the Sun asserts that bo has knowledge of a military coup planned for Wednesday next , but does not give the names of thwo involved or details of the plot. The Sunday Special' * correspondent in Paris hints nt similar knowledge , adding that the court of cassation on Thursday will give Judgment against Dreyfus. The Judges , the correspondent avers , who yielded to the gov ernment's plan of "ralson d'etat" do not dare to pronounce a decision which would result in the. downfall of the republic. GRIP BREAKSJHJT IN HAVANA American Ofllelnl * In the Cuban Cap ital Are SufTerlnir from the Ilene. ( Copyright , 1698 , by Press Publishing Co. ) HAVANA , Dec. 24. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) An epidemic of grip has broken out among the American offlclalls here- . Many employes of the quar termaster's department are on the sick list. Gronvlllo M. Hunt of Washington , In charge of the money order department of the mil itary postofllce , Is down with congestion of the lungs , succeeding an attack of grip. His condition Is serious. BecauBo of their unsanitary condition , the headquarters of the Spanish authorities wilt not be used by the Americans. Major Davis , Captain Ptabody and Leon Canova , as a commission of Inspection , today visited the governor general's palace , the lieutenant governor's palace , occupied by General Par- rado , and the Macstranza military depot , Alt three places were condemned as unflt for occupation. As goon as the Spanish au thorities leave the buildings they will bo thoroughly cleansed , Maentranza Is almost empty and the carriages and furniture have been sold from the other headquarters. General Areolas , the military governor , will , In bli old age , take a wife , a charmIng - Ing English woman. The wedding may take place before General Aerolas sails for Spain. He delivered over hla command to day and will depart for home Monday , RETURN FROM MANILA Plans About Complete for Transporting the Volunteers Home. NEBRASKANS DUE TO ARRIVE APRIL 1 Regulars to Start to Their Relief About the Pirst of January. GOOD TRANSPORTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDE ! Ships that Carry Out Regulars Will Bring Back the Voluntecis. PLAN FOR A STATUE OF ADMIRAL DEWEY Son * of Vermont Will Provide One to Stand In State Ilotmo Ground * at Muiitpeller Senator Thurntou on Committee. WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. ( Special Tele gram. ) Senator Tlmrston had an Interview with the War department olllclals yesterday ooklng to the return of the First Nebraska and. following Assistant Secretary Mclkle- olm'a Interview with the president on Fri day , ho woe Informed that the regiment would bo among the first troops ordered home. It is expected now that the Nebraska boys will reach the United States on or about April 1 , the Intention of the War de partment being to order regulars to relieve the volunteers In Manila , to sail about Jan uary 1. Five thousand troops wilt bo sant by way of the Suez canal and will bo em barked at New York on the Bteamwhlps Mo hawk and Mlnnowaska , each having a ca pacity for carrying 2GOO persons. The reg ulars to sail from the Atlantic coast will comprise those troops In camp In the south as weir as troops from Detroit and othci nearby garrisons. The Twenty-eecond In fantry , now at Fort Crook , will bo sent from San Francisco , together with 4,000 other regulars , the Twenty-second probnblj sailing on tbo Scandla and Arizona. It 1) the desire of the War department to con duct the Mohawk and Mlnnowaska with tbi Pacific fleet and with troop ships Balling wltt the regulars from Nebraska. The shlpi above mentioned , together with those sail ing from Pacific coast points , will form a formidable fleet of transports to bring th volunteers to the United States. C. P. Mathewson of Wakcfleld , Neb. , haa been determined upon 'as agent for the Omaha and Wlnnebago Indian reservation in Thurston county , his nomination having been sent to the president by Secretary Bliss on Friday. P. J. O'Connor will become Wlnnebaga agency trader , having bought out the present trader , Mr , Alexander , who formerly pur chased the tradershlp and stock In the agency store from Coombs & O'Connor. It Is the policy of the Interior department to allow but one trader on tbo agency and the selection of P. J. O'Connor seems to be a happy solution of a. somewhat In volved question which has been a bwne o ! much conteutlon In times past , so far o < agencies of this reservation are concerned. The Sons of Vermont , at a meeting held last evening , appointed a commission lookIng - Ing to the erection of a statue of Admiral Dewey to eland In the state house grounds at Montpeller and which shall be a compli ment to the heroic statue of Ethan Allen , which has stood in the state house grounds of the Vermont capltol for many years , a facsimile of that statue having a place In statuary hall in the national capltol. Sen ator Thurston Is a Son of Vermont and haa been appointed a member of the commis sion to arrange the details looking to the erection of such a statue. Miss Helen Hoagland of Omaha , who Is taking a course of vocal Instruction In Now York , Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bennett of this city. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gurley are visiting friends hero. AB- slstant City Prosecutor Edgar Scott of Omaha Is In Washington. Charles E. Ma- goon of Lincoln Is visiting relatives at the national capital. FIRE RECORD. I.nrjjo I.fvery Stable anil Content * . BLOOMINGTON , Neb. , Dee. 24. ( Special Telegram. ) W. A. Cole's large feed and liv ery stab'fee were totally destroyed by flro last night. Fourteen head of horses were burned , eight belonging to D. F. Walrath , Including two stallions , one being the well known trotter Coalioma. L. P. Dean , who was driving home to Colby , Kan. , lost hla team and everything ho had. The flro WM under good headway before It was dlscor * ercd , and being fun of hay , the barn was thoroughly ablnrc in five minutes. No one knows how the fire originated. The barn doors were locked from the Inside and could not be opened In tlmo to save anything. Tlio total loss was $5,000 , with $800 insurance on the barn. Large Lnmher Plant. BURLINGTON , Vt. , Dec. 2 i. Twelve acres containing 11,000,000 feet of lumber , a planing mill , eight sheds and a large quan tity of machinery , the property of the Shepard - ard & Morse Lumber company of Boston and this city , were swept away by fire today , causing a loea estimated at $250,000. The entire plant of the company wag practically wiped out of existence and It was with great difficulty that adjoining property was saved. DEATH RECORD. Olilet Woman Itclilcnt of Creton. CRESTON , la. , Dec. 24. ( Special. ) Mrs. Michael Meskllllied at the family residence on the south side , corner of Union and Pine streets , yesterday at 11:30 : a. m. after a pro tracted Illness. Hho was 72 years of age , was born In New York and was the first woman to come to Creaton to five. Her husband erected the first residence In Creston - ton , where tbo family have since resided. The funrral will take place from St. Ma- lachy's church at 9 a. m. on Thursday. CapltalUt anil Promoter. FORT WAYNE. Jnd. . Dec. 24. R. T. MacDonald - Donald , president of the Fort Wayne elec tric corporation , one of the owners of tno Hoffman bouse property In Now York , ana a capitalist and promoter widely known , died today at Dallas , Tex. His homo was in this city. Ruvila llcfunr * Proposal. ST. PETTEHSnURO. Dec. 24. U Is semi officially announced that the minister of finance , M. Do Wltte , IB unable to accept the proposal recently coinmunlcahxl by the United States charge d'affaires , H , H. D. IMorce. of William I. Ivans of New York , the representative of a group of financiers , to make a largo loan to Russia. Keep * Out of Iliibner Comlilne. COLUMBUS O. . Dec. 24. A special from Akron , O , , says : The Goodrich Rubber com pany will not be In the mechanical rubber combine which is being engineered by Charles R , Flint , The Akron company was approached , but refused to enter tke coin- bine. The plant IB the largest of Iti klad In the country.