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Bee. UNDAY PAGES 1 TO 12. !iH? PART !. KSTAHLIHIIKI) JUNE 1, 1S71. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1902 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. SPENCER MAKES TALK In Hit New Book He Takes a Tilt at Many Cberiihed Present-Day Ideas. CHAMBERLAIN TARGET FOR HIS SHAFTS Dubi the Colonial Secretary an Ambitions Man with a Despotio Temper. JINGOISM IN GENERAL CRITICISED American Political Boss Comes In for Incidental Condemnation. MODERN JOURNALISM DOES NOT SUIT HIM Cites Julian Ralph'. Letters from loath Africa aa Illustrating; aa Injurious Trndrnrr In the Prraa of Today. Copyright. )' by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. May 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Herbert Spencer' new book, "Kates and Comments," .la exciting a lot of criticism for lta tilting 'at accepted conventions and most cherished ideals. The philosopher says: "Were anyone to call me dishonest or untruthful he would touch me to the quick. Mere he to say I am unpatriotic, he would eave me unmoved." Ilia definition of Chamberlain: "An am bit ous man of despotic temper, who In the Birmingham municipal government learned the art of subordinating others and by abil ity and audacity forced himself to the front la the central government." Of jingoism Spencer says: "So long as the passion for mastery overtimes all others the slavery that goes along with Imperial ism will be tolerated among men who do not pride themselves on the possession of purely human traits, but on the possession of traits which they have In common with brutes and In whose mouths bulldog courage U equivalent to manhood. Among people Who take their point of honor from the prise ring, In which the combatant submits to pain. Injury and the risk of death In a determination to prove himself the better man, no deterrent considerations o( a higher kind will have any weight." Concerning the Influence of such men as Chamberlain, he remarks that "The United Elates furnished a fit looklnff-siass. for Since the days when there grew up local bosses, to whom clusters of voters were obedient, there bsa been a development of bosses whose authorities extend over wider areas until now men of the type of Piatt, JIanna and Croker mainly determine the elections, municipal and central." He refers specifically to Julian Ralph's South African letters to the Dally Mail as Illustrating the Injurious tendencies ' of Journalism, observing: "Of the Boers, con cerning whom until recently, exasperated by farm burning and women driving, the accounts given by captured officers and men are uniformly good, and of whom the late Sir George Qrey sad) 'I know ofno people richer In public and private virtues than the Boers.' Of the same Boers Ralph wrote that 'they are nolther brave nor honorable; they are cowardly and dastardly, semt savage, inhumane, filled with satanlc pre meditation, etc.' " Bpencer Indulges in earchlng comments upon every department of life In which the subordination of the Individual haa been accompanied by abuses. SARGENT CARRIES OFF HONORS Ills Portraits Easily the Center Interest at the Royal Academy Exhibition. of fCopyrlght. 1902. by Tress Publishing Co.) k LONDON, May 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Sargent's portraits have fulfilled their promise, being the sensation of the Royal Academy exhibi tion. The king and the queen spent more time at the royal view, admiring them than any other pictures, and at the private view yesterday cultured and fashionable London pressed around them In rapturous ostacles. Artistically the beat is the portrait of young Werthelmer, another Installment of Sargent's contract to paint the ten children of the famous picture dealer. But the most beautiful la the group of the three handsome daughter of Lord Gosford. Thl la a work that coo ttoliweura declare reachea the level of the English eighteenth century school. There la also a wonderful group of the three pretty daughters of Mrs. Hunter, an Ameri can. J. I. Shannon, another American artist, comes next to Sargent in portrait work. T. D. Millet exhibits a striking canvas howtrig a quaint scene at the proclaiming of King bdward s accession, at Broadway, Worcestershire, with several portraits in the crowd. Including that of Mary Ander son Navarro. rvuca .uu.i.ojs jenrs ot useas has a wry clever lnipressloned landscape bung on the line. ROSSLYNS ARE IN BAD ODOR Have a Family of Cassias; Before the Pabllo la Many Disagree, able Ways. Copyright. 190J, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. Msy 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) The member of the earl of Rosslyn's family have an un fortunate propensity for coming befora the public la unpleasant way. The latest case is that of his sister, the countess of West moreland, who la the most beautiful of the aroun of flva sinters, who Include ih. .,,.! tee ot Warwick, the duchess of Sutherland and Lady Algernon Lennox. The earl of Westmoreland has Just successfully repu diated liability for a $2,155 wine bill in curred by th countess in ber own behalf.' The earl's defense was that h allow his wit f 10,000 annually for household expenses and that these wines wer not bought for bis consumption. The earl, who is some years older than his wife, recently went to Bouta Africa to command a yeomanry bat talion. EX-QUEEN IS TOSEE THE POPE His Hsllaesa U really Pleased by Natalie's Coaveraloa to tathollelssa. CCopyright. 1802. by Prua Publishing Co.) ROME. May 3. (New York World Cable gram Special Telegram.) Ex-Queen Na talie of 8ervla, who recently embraced th Catholic religion, is now a guest of March ioness Schadonl at Mod to, 8h will com to Rom soon to be received In special udlenc by th pope, who sent her the apostollo blessing oa th dsy of her objur gation. Leo XIII 1 xtruly pl4d ' at Queen Natalie' conversion and great aoiasjuUt wiu character! her isctpUua. ACQUIT SOLDIERS OF MURDER German Xon-t oiiiml.slnned Officers Tried Three Times oa One Charae. (Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) BERLIN. May 3. (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) One of the grossest military scandals thst ever agi tated Germany has ended at last In the acquittal of two noncommissioned officers, charged for the third time with having murdered their commanding officer. Cap tain Von Krosigk. Kroalgk was cordially hated by his men on account of his abominable brutality. He wae shot dead January 21, 1901, by an unknown hand through an embrasure In the wall of the riding school. Among those who suffered most from Kroslgk's harshness was Marten and Hlcket, Marten's brother-in-law was suspected of the murder because he had been In Msr ten's company a few minutes before. The evidence against the accused was of the flimsiest character. It was chiefly that of one witness, who maintained that he saw Marten nesr the carbine stand a few minutes before the murder, and another, who swore he had seen two persons with stiff caps like those worn by uncommissioned officers, near a . peep hole W the door of the riding site. Although at the tt trial both were acquitted they were again arraigned. On the second trial Marten wss Cyydemned to aeam and Hlcket was again acquitted. The supreme military court quashed that verdict on account of a technical flaw and for the third time the accused were tried ior meir lives, iso rresn evidence wss forthcoming and now both have been Anally acquitted. At the close of the trial Marten made the dramatic declaration: "I only ask leave to say, as the last words of my de fense, what I feel In my inmost heart. To my great grief I have heard the prosecu tor propose that punishment should be In flicted UDon me. The whole nation must know and I declare with a loud voice that as sure as there is a Ocd In heaven, I can swear that I am Innocent. My words are no mere phrase. They are the very truth." The verdict was enthusiastically received by the bouse. DIVORCES ARECAUSING TALK Lord Kaasell's Bill Occupies Lords, While Society Has a Sweet Morsel. (Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. May 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Earl Rus sell's marriage 'aw reform was treated with unexampled contumely by the House of Lords. He explained its provisions In a speech of an hour and a quarter amid the chilliest silence, his only appreciative listener being Molly Eomervllle, his present countess, who beamed from the peeresses' gallery. Judge Jeune, the president of the divorce court, who tried Russell's varied matri monlal suits, was also a listener. Lord Chancellor Halsbury was almost In coherent with virtuous Indignation as he denounced the bill aa an abolition of Cbria tlan marriage, an Insult to and an outrage upon the feelings of the house. He wotfld not soli his Hps by reading its provisions. The bill was rejected instanter. Russell watched the proceedings with a cynical grin. The spectacle of the House of Lords, which contributes by far the I largest proportion ot matrimonial scandals of any clsss of the community, consulted with righteous horror at a proposition to tamper with the sanctity of the marriage bond, was enough to make anyone grin. A matrimonial cause celebre awaited with the keenest Interest by fashionable society is that of Sir Charles Hartoph, a noted hunting man and a member of the smart set, against his wife, the eldest of the four remarkably beautiful daughters of Charles Wilson, M. P., a brother of Arthur Wilson of Tranbycroft baccarat notoriety. The cause of the divorce suit is Cowley, who has had a stormy past, having first com Into notice as Lord Dangan, when be had to pay $50,000 damages for breach of promise to the then gaiety soubrette, Phyl lis Broughton. Afterward he married one of the beautiful twin daughters of the mar quis of Abergavenny, who divorced him five years ago. Like the marquis of Downshtre trouble, this Intrigue began on the bunting field, bearing out the established reputation of the bunting aet as being the fastest di vision of society. The suit will be vigorously defended and tplcy disclosures are expected. LONDON DULL FOR AMERICANS Ambassador Choata Entertains, bat Beyond that Little Is Dolnsj la a Social Way. (Copyright, 1903. by Presa Publishing Co.) LONDON, May 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Ambassador and Mr. Choate's first reception last Mon day night In their splendid house on Carl ton House Terrace was an Immense suc cess. To rooms were thronged by Amer icans and every one of not in London so ciety. The ambassador, assisted by bis wife and daughter, did the receiving amid a seen of greet brilliance. Mr. and Mrs. Payne Whitney have taken house on Charles street for the season. Llspenard 8tawart Is making a short stay at the Carlton. Mrs. Clinch Smith has passed through London, but will return and take a bouse for the coronation. On the whole, Americans do not appear to find London very Interesting at present, there being few entertainments, and little promts of Improvement this month. The) eras for restaurant and hotel dining. wntcn nas taaea last noia 61 London o- ' eie- te of ,no r"t "use of tbs failing on in nome entertaining, which be come mora noticeable year by year. MICHAEL MAKES GOOD JOCKEY Win at Paris on a Horao Which RelST Declared Was Bar to Cosna la Last. (Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.) I PARIS. May 3. (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) "Jimmy" Michael, whose first two mounts last week resulted In two victories for Vanderbilt borsi. offered to take Rslff'a place on little Darling, belonging to Marglloman. Retff bad expressed his belief that Little Darling was bound to come la last and Michael bet 112,000 he could win It he be allowed to mount. The Judge's permission was ob tained on th ground that Relft had sud denly been taken 111 and Michael won easily. It Is said ber that Menler. the chocolate manufacturer, haa recently contracted with "Jimmy" for his exclusive riding for the neat two seasons, which would amply that Michael bad finally abandoned, th bicycle tract. HOT WORDS IS SENATE Republicans Call Democrats to Halt in Bitter Criticisms of Administration. DEBATE ARISES OVER PHILIPPINE CASE Epooner, Lodge and Foraker Defend Con duct of Army and Governor Taft. MINORITY CHAFES UNDER SEVERE REBUKE Insists on Bringing Gardener Home Despite Judgment of General Chaffee. MORGAN TRIES TO CALM THE STORM Majority Member Declare Their De sire to See Fairness Reign to Ek' cln.lon of Political Prejudlc ' In Insofar Affairs. . WASHINGTON, May 3. Discussion of XL. Philippine question became heated in th senate today. Thus far the minority prac tically has had a clear field In the debate, the policy of the majority being to permit the criticisms of the democratic members of the body to proceed without Interrup tion. Today it was different, Mr. Spooner of Wisconsin, Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts and Mr. Foraker of Ohio became aroueed. They stoke in defense ot the administration, of the army and of Governor Taft, and they sooke hotlv. almost unrestrainedly. The result was one of the most spirited do bates that has occurred on the Philippine Question. While the debate took a wide range. It revolved around the resolution calling for Major Cornelius Gardener In the Philip pines to appear as soon as possible before the Philippine commission as a witness. A cablegram from General Chaffee was read by Mr. Lodge, saying It was Impracticable for Gardener to leave the Islands at pres ent aa he was a special figure in a court of Inquiry which was investigating the conditions of the province ot which he was the provincial governor. See .o Good In Debate. Both Mr. Morgan and Mr. Pcttus in dicated that they could see no good to come from a pursuit of the discussion and the latter urged the withdrawal of the resolution. No action bad been taken on the reso lution when the senate adjourned on ac count of the death of Representative Amos J. Cummlngs of New York. A cablegram from General Chaffee, relat ing to Major Gardener, stated that a board consisting of Colonels- Wint and Duncan and Captain Johnson were investigating the charges made by Major Gardener, but up to the present time Major Gardener had furnished the name of only one man, al though saying he bad several witnesses. Mr. Spooner, commenting upon this cir cumstance, aald that it was Improper to Insist that Major Gardener should be brought here while the Investigation was pending. At the conclusion of routine business In the senate today th resolution previously offered by Mr. Patterson ot Colorado, re questing the president to cause the seer tary of war to cable Major Gardener in the Philippine to come to Washington to ap pear as a witness before the Philippine committee, was laid before the senate. Lodge Makes Explanation. Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts, chairman of the Philippine committee, explained that when It bad been learned that Major Gard ener's regiment would not leave the Phil Ipplnea until about June 15, the committee on Philippine bad decided to secure. If possible. Major Gardener's presence aa soon as possible. Later it was found that Major Gardener had filed no specifications of the charges he had made to the Philippine com mission. The committee then had rescinded its action calling for Major Gardener. Mr. Spooner said outrages probably had been committed In isolated Instances In the Philippines. He condoned no outrages ot anv kind. All charges officially made ot such outrages would be Investigated thoroughly and undoubtedly the guilty would be punished ' "But." said be, "the American people will convict no man without a hearing and will convict no man on statements made In th Congressional Record. They will demand punishment of the guilty, but th Investigation must, by th same demands ba conducted with fairness and Justice." Wonld Walt on laveatlaratloa. Mr. Spooner declared that ha was not willing to vote for the resolution, because the secretary of war, as soon as the mat ter had been brought to bis attention, bad ordered an Investigation to be made of the charges of Major Gardener. The complaint of the minority seemed to be that th sec retary of war had not given the charges on their receipt to the. Associated Press for wids dissemination. He was Interrupted by Mr. Cat-mack, who aid that the complaint was that the chargea had not been, furnished to the Philippine committee. "That Is," said Mr. Spooner, "that tbey bad not been made public." "We hav beard nothing from the ml noiitr." declared Mr." Spooner, "except suppression, suppression, suppression, and yet every possible effort is being mad by the department to ascertain th fact and punish the guilty." The, minority, he Insisted, urged that Major Gardener be brought here to Wash ington to repeat bia chargea before the Philippine committee against his comrades who were S.000 mile away. Th cense of decency of the world, he declared, would be shocked by such action. Wants lhars.es Proved. Major Gardener, he said, bad asked to come here and give bla testimony. Why he had asked he did not know. Personally he was not given to insinuation, as the minority seemed to be. If be were, be. oo, might say some caustic things about Majcr Gardener's report. He declared that Major Gardener ought to make good his charges where they wer made among his com rades. Mr. Foraker defended Governor Taft against the charge that hs bad withheld Major Gardener's report, "Th record he said, "shows conclusively that such statement is not warranted." Mr. Lodge here took the floor to with- draw his request that the resolution lie upon the table, adding that he preferred to hav the question passed upon now. "It 1," b said, "perfectly monstrous to bring Major Gardener her and allow blm to make his accusations la a com mute room ot th senate wbea the offl cers against whom they are mad are thousands ot miles away in the Philip pines. Replying te the republican senators Mr. itoatUuad oa Four lb Pag.) MUST TAKE THEPLAY AS IT IS Mate. Bernhardt Decline to Listen to migration. Made by t harles Frohsnan. (Copyright, 1.102, by Tress Publlthlng Co.) PARIS. Msy 3. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Charles Frohman has paid another flying visit to Paris, but he got nothing thl time except a recent failure at the Odeon, "Those Glorious Days," in which he will star one of his actresses. He attended a performance of Marlon Crawford's "Francises da Rimini," which Mme. Bernhardt will play In one ot his London theater during the coronation eeasorMr. Frohman suggested a lot of chap'' .' Engllshvuudlences which Sarah dis efused to make. er has returned from Swltzer- ' .. .V? , .e&trlral event ot the week ban Jd Melisandie," a new opera comlque. new piece Is praised to the skies by the critics and torn to tatters by the ' oer half. But It la agreed that never was heroine more sweetly, more artistically created tban the golden-haired Jttelisanaie by the American soprano. The book of this singular piece Is by Maurice Maeter linck. The music, by De Bussy, Is equally anti-Gounod and anti-Wagner, the apostle of a new art. Nothing has excited such Interest here lately as the Antoine production, "Boule de Suit" (Ball of Tallow), based on De Mau passant's novelette Mrs. Alma Webster Powell, a Chicago singer, who has been meeting with consld ernble success lately, will appear next week in a grand concert patronized by many celebrities Hods Booth. "The American Queen of Electricity," posted on every wall, will ap pear tonight in the Chatelot theater. Fanchon Thompson Is out ot the sanl tarlum, where she spent a few weeks, being treated for nervous prostration. She has resumed singing under an American teacher, who advertises a new voice-producing method. Emma Fames' house Is being renovated preparatory to her arrival from New York. Mme. Eames writes that she Intends to en tertain continuously until the grand prlx. Julian Story Is now in a fair way to re covery. ROUSSEAU WINS GREAT VICTORY Combination of Powerful Enemies not Sufficient to Encompass His Defeat. I s (Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, May 3. (New York World Cable gram Special Telegram.) The result of the elections for members of the Chamber of Deputies last Sunday has monopolized attention throughout the week. There has been no balloting of such Importance since 1885, when M. Brlsson, then prime minister, tried to conduct honest elections which In France means without official pressure or subsidies. The first returns in that elec tion showed a monarchist majority, where upon M. Brlsson. convinced that he must fight the enemy with the latter a . own weapons, gave tree rein to M departmental prefects, who saved republican institution by returning th proper candidates two weeks later from every district wher a second ballot was necessary. This time the danger arose from the ex tremely energetlo campaign. All the reactionary elements rallied under the flag of the so-called nationalist party and the war cry was "Down with Waldeck-Rous- seau." "Down with Mlllerand." The premier's phenomenal strength, shown in almost three year of wisely Impressive republican policy, won him the virulent hatred of clerical Cesarlns, while "Social ist Mlllerand's" presence In the cabinet, representing the claims of th masses and their atrlde toward political power, was used to scare the privileged classes. Despite the fierce onslaught. It Is now seen that Walderk-Rousseau will be supported by a majority Increased by about forty, be cause out of the 174 districts where a sec ond ballot la needed, fully ninety-five are safe for the ministerialists. It Is a great republican victory. A de feat would have meant a retrograde move ment most damaging to republican ideas throughout the world, for under the label ot "republican" a reign of clerlco-mllltarlst terror would have been immediately in augurated. LABOUCHErT IS THE WINNER Prove the Charges He Made Against a Clab with Titled Officers. Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, Msy 8. (New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Henry Labouchere has drawn first blood In five libel suits. These cases grew out of bis exposure ot the methods ot the so-called Article club, an institution founded by one Cowen who styles himself a lesser Co lumbusostensibly to promote the sale of British manufactures, but Mr. Labouchere aver really to feather his own nest by extracting heavy commissions from man- facturers by false pretenses. Cowen en listed th service of several notabls per sona, including Baron Suffield, an Intimate friend and lord-ln-waiting ot the king, aa president of the club. Then n arranged to have th Chinese minister, Sir Chi Chen Lofengluh. Then he arranged to have the Chinese minister. Sir Chen Lofengluh, visit different manufacturing centers under the auspices ot the club, each manufacturer whose works were visited having to psy Cowen 31,500 to 32,600 bonus on the expectation that the Chinese gov ernment would give orders for products. Lord SufReld sued Mr. Labouchere for the criticisms, but after , two days of searching cross-examination Lord Suffield withdrew the suit, with Mr. Labouchere's counsel stating that no Imputation had been made on the baron' personal honor. The trial brought out that Lord Suffield' Influence at court bad been employed to get royal patronage for manufacturers and tradesmen who Joined the club and that the earl of Jersey, another president, bad promised to secure knighthoods in return for other commercial "big wigs" subscrib ing handsomely to the club funds. Mr. Labouchere has expended more than 1250,000 in defending libel suits. In which he has gained verdict In similar cases, but where the plaintiffs had no money to pay the costs. While Lord Suffleld's suit was In progress Queen Alexandra was paying a visit to Lady Hallingdon, oas of Lord Suffleld's daughters. It was th first visit psld by ths nsw queen to a subject. Fever Leaves Wllhelmlaa. THE HAGUE. May 3. Th bulletin posted this morning at Castls Loo aays Queen Wilhelmlna passed a quiet Bight, that aha baa aot bad any fever for vral days au 4 that asr strength is Ucnssliur, NO SIGN OF SutlFE Amicable Adjustment of Chief Problems Indicates Peace in General Federation. FEAR OF DISSENSION NO LONGER EXISTS Color and Reorganization Questions Are Cared for in the Charter. POLITICAL SKY CLEAR AS CRYSTAL President and Other Leading Officers Are Already Virtually Deoided On, NEBRASKA COMPROMISE PLAN IS POPULAR Clubwomen 1'ot In a Busy Day, Ac complishing Vast Araoaat of Work, and Will Welcome Diver sion Afforded Today. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LOS ANGELES. May 3. (Special Tele gram.) While the women are caucusing by states In preparation for the two great Issues of the convention, developments to night Indicate that the color question and reorganization are already adjusted. A message received from James B. Dill of New York shows that the New Jersey char ter, which still govern the General Federa tion, was obtained under the philanthropic qnd charitable act. Instead of clubs and soi let Ice act and under th act of corpora tion the duties of the General Federation are to support members In old age as when they become Indigent widows and to dis courage Intemperance. It further empowers the organization to provide decent burial of deceased members or widows of future deceased men members, also to establish Sunday schools of a charitable nature and encourage Industry. The charter precludes reorganization that excludes individual clubs or colored clubs now represented, but admits of future ex clusion of colored clubs. This department seems to reduce the General Federation to the ranks of the aid society, but the few who have been apprised of the fact fall entirely to see the Joke. In the meantime the middle west dele gatlons are pushing their substitute to the compromise plan while Massachusetts seems more sympathetic toward the southern states, which occasions hope for an amicable adjustment of differences ot these sections in any event. At a meeting of the Nebraska delegation this evening memorial resolutions were drafted on the death of Mr. L. L. Rlckett of Lincoln, late Oeneral Federation secre tary. The delegation is divided on the ubstitute to the compromise. Ready for a Here... After seven sessions today the club women are nrenared for a recess not a rest on Sunday, for many are going on an excursion to Mount Lowe, dissenting sis ters notwithstanding. There is also to be a garden party In honor of visiting press women, which some of the club women frown upon, but which promises to be a large and representative gathering of writers. To offset this frivolity several pulpits will be occupied by delegates. At the Flrit Presbyterian church Mrs. May Alden Ward Is to speak on "Voices of Today," while at the First Methodist church the general theme of "The Modern Ishmael" will be presented by Mrs. Robert Burdetto of Pasa dena, prospective vice president; Mrs. Cyn thia Westover Alden of New York, presi dent of the International Sunshine society, and Mrs. Florence Kelly ot New York, pro moter of consumers' leagues. Two Knots to Untie. There are two tight knots that will have to be untied before the convention Monday morning, when the committee on organiza tion reports. A well known parliamen tarian, Mrs. Lee, who supports the Individ ual club, points out that any plan pro viding only for the representation of state federations will be Illegal. "Under the guise of amendment," said Mrs. Lee, "you cannot rob member of an nrzanlzatlon of their vested rights. In thla case it would not be simple readjust ment. as some say, and the many clubs which are members of the Oeneral Federa tlon, but not of the state, would by the DroDoaed amendment be thrown out. This Is the point Mrs. Lee will raise Monday, printed slips having been dis tributed among the delegates. Mrs. Mary Lockwood of Washington, who was appointed at the last biennial to se rnr a new charter from congress, will report. Must Go to Washington. It is thought that this convention will be able to act under the new charter which has been secured, but It baa been ascer talned that even If the convention ap proves It, It will be necessary for the fifty Incorporators, or at least a majority ot them, to travel to Washington from various parts of the south to hold a meeting and vot the rest of the body In. Not until this is done will the new charter be legally accepted. The literature session 1 always a atar affair and the on which came off this venlng under Mr. May Alden Ward of Boston was no exception. The entertainer were Mr. Jessie El dridsa Suthwlck of Boston, the Shake. sDearean reader; Mrs. Mabel Moomls Todd of Amherst, Mass.. the writer and wife ot the astronomer, and Mr. John Fox, Jr., ot Kentucky, ot "Hell for 8artln" fame. Reciprocity Barcaa Idea. Probably the moat practical feature of the four afternoon sessions was th reel proclty bureau Idea, a brought out by Mrs. Philip Moore, chairman ot the reci procity session. Mrs. Moore was appointed by the national board to bead a committee which should devise some means ot ceo tralizing the varloua reciprocity committees and thla conference was tor that purpose. Th. first art session, uuder Mrs. Ella Brockwsy of Brooklyn, followed, with Mrs. Herman T. Hall of Chicago, president ot the Woman's Auxiliary ot the American Park and Outdoor Art association, as a speaker oa outdoor improvement for bom and school. In this connection it is interesting to know that she has a photographic exhibit at the Wt'stui.u.lcr hotel, showing what has been done along thess ltnes. Mr. Hall said in part: A potent Influence In encouraging garden ing In a community Is the establishment of a series of prises, as was auiie in cnicago lt season. Plant only native hardy growths. Do not let your bead, be turned by the tropical loveliness of California and attempt exotic in nut-of-door work in the eastern and middle states, where ihey would be as much out of place as a Norway pine on the borders or toe nea era. Away with every dead tree and plant In vAur vsrds. Wis surely la tbs man who studies the (Continued oa Fourth, Psg".) THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for Simmers. Nebraska Possibly Loot I 1 Herbert Spencer Plays I'rltlc. Senators In Warm Aranmcnt. Woman's Federation llnrmonloua. storms Sweep Ions, Ito.ebnd Rill to I'n.s Mnndny. Results or Hase llnll fiaiurs. 8 Sens from State Capital. Travelers Elect Officer.. Soldier. Flaht with Morns. 4 Trial of (iesersl Smith Ends. Ilon.e Pays Trllinte to (nnimlnm, 5 Month Omaha rws. o Agreement on Assessment. To Enjoin Capitol tirnat Murkel. 8 Week In Omaha Society. T Klnu Edward Hold. Second Court. Dunn's Commercial Review. 8 tvuncll Bluff, and Iowa f". 0 Oct On.trri from Poor Farm. t'o.t of the Philippine War. Dad Men May Be Marked. II Weekly Url.t of Local ports. 14 Women's World and Work. 15 Amusements and Music. 1ft Story. "Banner of Blue." IT Co-Oprratlve Home Untitling. Our Democratic President. IS Editorial. III Reminiscence of the Confederacy, S'A Ocst Onstcd from Poor Farm. S Markets. RIFLES REGISTERED MAIL Clerk While Demented Takes One Thousand Dollars and Throws Money About. BRUNSWICK. Mo., May 3. (Special Telegram.) While at work In his mall car on the Brunswick-Omaha division railway. Mall Clerk Fred Heluian became suddenly demented and rifled the registered mail, securing over 31,000 In money. He finished his run and when he stepped from his care hs Unshed the roll of money and told people about the depot what he had done. His actions were strange and when ho began throwing money about In a reckless way Posttnastrr Beekre became suspicious and wired post officials in St. Louis, who came and took charge of Helman, who made a full confession, giving up what money he had left. Helman filod a telegram to the chief post- office inspector at St. Louis from a small town on hia run, confessing his robbery. The telegram was as follows: I rifled registered mutter received at Council UlufTa, train No 2, May 1. 19"2, while on duty as railway postal clerk on St. Louis A Council Ulufts railway posi ottlce. Wabash West railroad. In defiance of law of mankind, . nd am now at Hruns wick. Mo., distributing the proceeds, II. 0S1.41, In defiance of the law. I will lie In St. Louis tomorrow, 4-3-19"2, and may e found at fair grounds stand after the ln- ugjrai race. Will see you, old man. W. K. HEIMAN. S MADE OF SPANISH COIN Beautiful Silver Service to Re Pre sented by Friends to Ad miral Schley. BALTIMORE, May 3. The magnificent silver, service made from silver coins taken from the Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon, to be presented to Admiral Wlnfleld Scott Schley, by his friends In this state and In Washington has been completed and Is on exhibition In the show windows ot the manufacturers In this city. The service consists nf one center piece, one soup toureen and ladle, four vegetable dishes with covers, one gravy bowl and ladle, one roast platter, one game platter, one fish platter and nineteen desert plates. Upon each piece Is engraved Admiral Schley's Initial in monogram and each beara this Inscription: Made cf silver tnkn from the Spanish cruiser, Cristobal Colon, destroyed In the naval battle off flantiaao De Cuba. Julv 3, It'jS. The fineness of the silver used was not Interfered with and 'the metal has almost the hardness of steel. The weight of the coins used was about 1,500 ounces and t the present price of silver represents a value of 3600, but nearly six times that amount was required to purchase the coin from the government. The presentation of the service will he next Wednesday at the home of Theodore Marburg In this city, who, with former Foetmaster General James A. Gary and Ives Cobb of Washington comprise the commission in charge of Its manufacture. DIES IN THE OLD CEMETERY Asted Spinster Takes Morphias aad Goes to Sleep on Grave of Parent. NEW YORK. May 8 In the Sleepy Hollow cemetery, on the graves of hnr father and mother, and not far from the tomb of Washington Irving, whom she had known In ber youth, and whose works bad always fascinated ber, Miss Maria Hoffmann, 70 years of age, has ended her existence with morphine. Miss Hoffmann's mother belonged to an old southern family. Her means had gradually dwindled away and she ended ber life rather than seek aid from friends. CHANGES ARE RECOMMENDED aajSTCStloas Mads by the Board of Visitors to tbe Naval Academy. ANNAPOLIS, May 3 It Is announced that ibe board of visitors to the naval academy completed Its recommendations to day. The three chief recommendations will be: 1. To commission the cadets as ensigns as soon a tbey graduate. 2. To change the name cadet to midship man. 3. To equalize the pay ot naval officers, putting tbem on the same basis as the army officers. TO ABSTAIN FROM MEAT Hew York Labor laloa Will Sot Patroalae So-Called Meat Trust. AMSTERDAM, N. Y.. May 3. The Am sterdam Central Labor union, composed ot twenty-five subordinate unions, with a to tal membership of 5.000, has adopted a r -solution to sbstaln from the use of meat bandied by the so-called Meat trust for tbs next thirty days. Street Car Employe ta Orgsslir. CHICAOO, May t The new Chicago or ganisation of street car employes numbers J.iuu members, according to an announce ment made today by Pre.ldent Mahon of the Amalgamated Association of Street Car Lmployea. Th mrrtings held lust nluM wsr not concluded until 4 a. m. today. About l.f" street car men attended and fixed their names to th rolls, adding also th names of abojt 1.00 of their comrades, who war unsblo to atloud. STORMS SWEEP IOWA Much Property Damage Ee ported, but So Far as Known No Lives Are Lost. STRIKE AT WIDELY SEPARATED POINTS ' Hail Accompanies the Wind in Places and Live Stock Suffers Severely, ONE MAN REPORTED MISSING NEAR ELD0RA Telegraph and Telephone Wires Down and Details Difficult to Get. FULL DETAILS MAY SHOW LOSS OF LIFE dumber of Bulldlnas Wrecked Wonld Apparently Warrant the Belief that Some Fatalities Have Occurred. ELDORADO, la.. May 3. (Special Tele-g-ani.) A cycloue passed over Jsckson township five miles north of Eldorsdo at t o'clock this afternoon, demolishing farm houses, barns and windmills. The new farm house of James B. Starr was leveled to the ground; Fairfax srhool house was blown away and Starr's hired man Is re ported missing. Rural tlephone wires are torn down and It is not known how serious the damage may be. SIOUX CITY. May 3. Considerable dam age was done by a wind and hailstorm In northwestern Iowa. Near Sheldon the loss will amount to many thousands of dollars. Stock suffered severely. Hailstones meas ured over flvo Inches. WEBSTER CITY, la.. May 3. (Special Telegram.) A tornado struck six miles northeast of this city about 4 o'clock this afternoon. It passed west and south for a distance of about fifteen miles. It started near the Prairie Queen creamery and ended near the village of Brushy. House and barns were demolished, except In piaurs where the storm rose above the earth. Much stock was killed, wires are all down and detailed reports are meagre. No per sons sre as yet reported killed, though It Is feared that later reports will show fatalities. DES MOINES. May 3. A strong wind blew at Oelweln this evening, but did no damage. At Falrbauks, the first station east of Oelweln, tlegraph poles and wires are down. As a result of the storm st midnight last night. 100 head ot rattle In the vicinity of Oelweln were killed by lightning. SAPHO DOES N0JSUIT LONDON Some of the Critics Indifferent, Whll Others Are Savage In Their Condemnation. (Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. May 3 (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) The protest against Olga Nulheraole's playing nf "Sapho" in New York caused the lord chamberlain te take special precautions a.-alnst any cause of offense being given by her production of that play at the Adclphl theater In London. II summoned Louis Nethorsole specially to his office with a translation of the two French songs In the piece, and though he found nothing objectionable In them or In the manuscript. Lord Clarendon took the exceptional course of being present himself the first night to make sure that Olga did not suit the action to the word too passionately. The play was received not unfavorably, and while none of the critics is enthusiastic, some are extremely severe. The Times says: "Fitch is by no mesns an Improvement on DaS'let. That waa vulgar enough; thla vulgarize vulgarity." Tbe Dally Telegraph says: "The blue pencil must be used without mercy if ever our Interest Is to be aroused." The general complaint Is that Olga over does everything, especially the amorous scenes. DUCHESS fS LESS SENSITIVE Her Consent to Auction Swinburne's tstosraph Poems the Occa sion of Comment. (Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. May 3 (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) The duchess ot Marlborough will open next week tbe public library presented by Sir George Newnes, tbe owner of Tlt-Blts, to Putney. She will then auction oft twelve autograph copies of Swinburne's poems. The poet lives on Putney Hill. Surprise is ex pressed that tbe duchess, who hsd tht famous picture of "Tbe Rape of th Sa Olnes" removed from Blenheim castle on the ground that It was Improper, should assist In the dissemination of Swinburne'a erotic poems. RECORD PRICE FOR OLD SILVER Englishman Bays Collection for Avrrase of flB sub Oanea and ells It for flOO. (Copyright, 1S02, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, May 3. (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Teegram.) The record In prices for old sliver was mad this week at Christie, when the Dunn Gardner col lection realized an average of $1,500 an ounce for odd silver trinkets, cup and snuff boxes. One Henry VII sliver spoon brought $3, CO. Th whole collection of 221 objects brought 1195,241. A James I cup and rover sold for $20,000 and another for $20,504. Dunn Gardner, a Cambridgeshire gentleman, made tbe collection at an aver age cost of $15 an ounce. HOT WEATHER STARTS FIRE Fifty Propl la Esypt Perish aad thousands of Saliva Real, drove. Destroyed. CAIRO, Egypt, May 3 Fifty person hav perished in a fire at Mlt Gamtt, a town on the right bank of tbe Damle'ta branch of the Nile. The flame wer started by th In tensely hut weather prevailing. Thousands ot native residences snd 204 stores were destroyed. Prnn.ylvaala lias Stormy Passage. PLYMOUTH. England, May 3. Tbe Hamburg-American liner, Pennsylvania, Cap tain Bplledt, from Nsw York, April 32, tor Liverpool, via Plymouth and Cherbourg, arrived here this morning and reported having bad a stormy passa. It en countered a hurricane April 27 and 2S. and a bug wav awept Its deck, carrying off It motor launch aad thirty fast of its rail. Several of tha oabla wsr fioodsd.