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NEWS SECTION. PAGES I TO 8. ESTARLIRIIED JUNE 19. 1871. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOUSING, JANUARY 22, 1903 THIRTY-FOUK IWOES. SINOLi: COPY FIVK CEXTfc5. REVISES THE BIBLE Ifsw Version of New Testament is Issued bj British Editor. MAKES MANY CHANGES IN THE TEXT Claim Made that "King's English" is Used for First Time. TRANSLATION ALLEGED TO BE CLOSE Several Familiar Quotations Are Pound to Be Departures from Pact. SOME POPULAR IDEAS ARE OVERTHROWN Editor Discover Ihnl Aarlppa Was Hot "Almost PrnnailFd" and that Fells DM Not Tremble Durlno- Dlseourec. LONDON, Jan. 21. (Specl.i: Cablegram to The Bee.) The demand for new versions of the scriptures appears to be almost In satiable. At a time when one new ver sion alnne, "The Twentieth Century," Is stated to have attained the enormous sale of 200,000 copies, yet another entirely new version has been completed, nnd prepara tions are In progress for Its early publlea tion on both side of the Atlantic. The title of this new work, "The Cor rected English New Testament," does not envey the rull extent of the task which Its editors have set themselves. Thev claim that the scriptures now appear In the "King's English" for the first time. Bearing- In mind that the New Testa ment writings have to religious renders a documentary as well as a literary aspect, their aim has been to give throughout a close translation. But they claim also to have taken greater pains than their prede t cesaors, working on similar lines, to pro duce a work that shall be essentially Eng lish, and not only everywhere Intelligible and unequivocal In meaning, but also In Its literary form as attractive as possible to the mass of renders. The work Is put forward In all reverence for the spirit of the authorized version, of which It Is a revision, but regard for the latter ha nowhere deterred the trans lators from correcting the many admitted defects of that version as a true repre sentation of the Greek original. A New Testament, so prepared and made as plain and devoid of ambiguity in every sentence as care can make It, has appeared to them to be a Berlous need among the general mass of Bible readers. Work Meets with Approval. The promoter and general editor of the work Is Mr. Bumuel Lloyd, a life governor of the British and Foreign Bible society, and he is bringing out his version as an illustration of what he considers should be dona by the society to this end. '. Mr. Lloyd's association with the promo tion or Bible knowledge has been lifelong. Mora than fifty years ago ha emulated George Borrows In smuggling Bibles Into , BpaJjv.a feat , which, he accomplished by ' enclosing a large number of copies In the " hollow balance weights of some machinery his firm was consigning there. The work haa already. won the approval of so high an authority as the bishop of Durham, who has written a preface to It, In which he says that It appears to remedy in countless instances the serious lack of . English felicity of the revised version. A tentative edition of the present work was prepared some time ago by Canon Glrdleston and circulated: among scholars, aome twenty or thirty of whom have vol untarily contributed suggestions. In the final revision Mr. Lloyd has had the as sistance of Rev. E. E. Cunningham and Mr. V. B. Gurbutt, the latter of whom gave out the following statement this week: "We have not striven after any purely literary graces," he explained, "and any literary merit will, of course, have to be credited first to the original. But we have certainly studied eupltuny, and while hav ing always In, mind the plain man and woman; wo have endeavored never to be undignified. We hope we have produced a testament which may be read In church without shocking the most devout wor shipers and without sending any one to sleep one which may be mystic without any unnecessary mystification. . "It Is a curious fact that a great many of the texts expressing popular pious feel ing are Instances of the Inaccuracy of the authorized version. It has pained us to alter them, but truth is greater than sen timent. Everybody knows Agrippa did not say he was 'almost persuaded' and thut Felix did not 'tremble,' at all events phys ically. , Some Important Changes. "Again, It has not been pleasant to show people that In talking of 'falling asleep In Jesus' they are not quoting the actual words of the New Testament. Again, how many thousands of persons have been misled by the time-honored expression 'the order of Melchlsedlc?' But scholars are now- agreed that there was no 'order of priests In the modern sense. "To give some Idea of the revision, the word 'publican,' which Is misleading to the popular mind, becomes 'collector.' 'Lawyer' Is changed Into 'teacher of the law,' and 'penny' becomes 'shilling,' as being nearer the real value. A further Idea may be gained from the sentence In the authorised version, 'The effectual fer vent prayer of a righteous man avalleth much.' The revised version makes tills, 'The supplication of a righteous man avall eth much In Its working.' In the corrected English version we say, 'Mighty in its working is the prayer of a righteous man.' "A noticeable feature of the book will be the almost complete sbsence of Italics, with their temptation of undesirable em phasis. This has been effected largely by the mere transposition of the words. After all, why should the reader of the Bible be compelled to resort to a commentary con tinually, when In most cases all that is wanted is that the translator should give the right word and put it In the right place?" A Few Comparison, AUTHORIZED VERSION. O. generation of vi pers, who hsth warned you to ties (ruin the wrath to come? Matt. Hi, 1. CORRECTED VERSION. Brood of vipers, who warned you to dee from the wrath to come? Whosoever s ha Whosoever shall say, morch, he will be In danger of the hell of tire. If thy right eve say, thou fool, shall be In danger of hell tire. Mutt. V, 23. If thy right eye offend thee, pluck It out. Malt, v, 2. The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sir have nei. -Matt, vtli, 20. Occupy till I come. -Luke xlx. U. Why beholdest thou the mole that la in ensnare thee, pluck :i uui. The foxes have holes, and the birds f the air have roosts. Trade ye till J coma. Why beholdest thou a splinter which is Continued on Socond rtl TALK OF EUROPEAN NOTABLES Beerho-hm Tree Plana Sovelty for Bf viral of One Shakespearean (omtdr. LONDON, Jan. -'1. (Spccl' The Bee) Beerbohm Vlval of "Much Ado About N ..Res place at His Majesty's theatc .. the evening of Tupfday, January 24." With a view of bringing Shakespeare's comedy within the compass of three acts Mr. Tree has ar ranged that the masked ball, during the course of which Benedict and Beatrice have their famous pass.iKe-at-ai ms, shall take place, rot in the hall of Laonato's house, but in an orange grove adjoining it, the latter scenes, wherein both lovers are ca joled by their companions, being played there also. To mark the passive of the night an intermexxo, especially composed by Mr. Raymond Roze, will be played by the orchestra, and, so far as possible, the incidents between midnight and daybreak, such as the Twukenlng of the birds, the crowing of chantleler and the gradual move ment typical of the beginning of the work ing day, are to be reproduced. An Inno vation will further be effected in the ca thedial scene, an Ingenious change being made from the interior to the exterior of the building, wheie the concluding passages of the act will be enacted. The queen this week paid a visit to Hon. John Ward, who Is gradually recovering from his recent operation at Miss Mc Caul's Nursing home. The queen re mained an hour, chatting with the invalid. The king has twice visited his equerry since his illness and has been kept daily informed of his progress. When the queen was at Culford hall recently she was taken by the Countess Cadogan to see an old woman, aged W, in the village. The queen evinced the liveliest Interest In the old woman's personal history. As her ma jesty arose to go the beldame leaned for ward and kissed the royal hand fervently. Turning to Lady Cadogan, she suld: "I shali die happy now, for I have kissed the hand of the Lord's annolnted.'' When the queen left the cottage a guinea re mained behlned to buy comforts for the old woman. The rush of well known people to Egypt is exceptionally heavy. Many plans have been disarranged owing to the difficulty of securing berths on the steamers. The earl and countess of Dalhousle. who are gol'ig up the Nile, accompanied by Hon. Margaret Fraser, have had to postpone their departure for this reason. Prince Leopold of Battenberg has already arrived at Cairo, prince George of Cumberland Is at Assouan, wnere he will probably make a long stay. There will be a battle of flowers In Cairo, In the grounds of Chezirea Casino, on February 5, and a grand "Corso" or carnival procession through the streets on March 7. Mrs. Frank Mackay, who was thrown from her horse while hunting recently with the Quorn hounds and suffered concussion of the brain, is progressing very favorably. Mrs. Mackay, who is one of the most popu lar Americans In society, and entertained largely last season at 46 Upper Gresvenor street, the home she rented from Prince Alexis Dolgorouski, is devoted to hunting and spends the, winter over here solely for this reason. I . The countess of Warwick distributed this week at Stratford town hall prises to- stu dents of the Carpenter's Company's Tech nical Institute, and in an Interesting address said the utility of such establishments in crowded localities like West Ham could not be overestimated. Unfortunately, In Eng land public instruction was largely ef fected by party politics, but the City com panies had succeeded In keeping the at mosphere of their governing bodies free from the strife of tongues and had thus succeeded notably in equipping the rising generation with educational facilities to enable them to fight the battle of life. King Alfonso of Spain Is giving his ad visers great anxiety owing to his youthful Intrepidity. His latest wish Is to try bal looning. He is not to be dissuaded and has already decided to make an ascent In a balloon which Senor Leopoldo de Maza has bought in Paris for 8o0 or in one of the military balloons with which experiments are now being made. The king has received word from India that his troops .returning from Thibet brought two living specimens of the kyang, or wild ass, of Central Asia. It Is In tended to present them to the king. The kyung were captured at a spot called the Meadow of Wild Asses. They became so tame that they would enter the camp and feed with the mules, and on the return Journey they marched with the mules of the Seventh Mountain battery as if they had been accustomed to It all their lives. Prince Edward has received a curious present, but one, withal, in which the prince is greatly Interested. The present consists of n glass box filled with living ants at work on sand heaps. The little prince spends hours dally watching the In sects. The duke of Portland has also bought an ant house for his 11-year-old son, the marquis of Tlchfteld, and his little brother, Lord Norben Ca vendlsh-Bentnlck. Admirers of Shakespeare In Rome have formed a committee to raise subscriptions for the erection of a monument of the poet In the former Villa Borghese, now the Villa Umberto. The German emperor recently received a handsomely bound volume entitled "For est," by "F. Hugin." This is really a pseudonym for the kalserin's youngest sis ter, Princess Feadora of Schleswlg-Hol-steln, whose literary proclivities are well known. "Forest" contains four beautiful novels, which are full of poetry of na ture. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt has reappeared at her theater In Paris In "La Sorclere." She has had a long and most successful tour of Europe, her net receipts having ex ceeded 1100,000. Mme. Bernhardt Is now a very wealthy woman. Lady Curxon of Kedleston has, since her removal from Walmcr to Ilighcliffe castle, undergone a marked improvement In health and her progress toward convalescence haa been uninterrupted. LORD MILNER MAY RETIRE Johannesburg- Paper Thinks He Cau Leave Now with Greater Ease Than Later. . JOHANNESBURG. Jan. 21.-(Speclal Ca blegram to The BeeJ The Star deala au- J thorltatively with the recently published j articles on Lord Milner's retirement. The yuyrr iciuivi Beuei tin y me suggestions made, but apparently indicating Lord Mil ner's Immediate retirement, says: It Is better, on the ground of the public interest, that he should relinquish his post at a time when there is nothing in the circumstances In South Africa to cause exceptional anxiety than that he should be compelled to resign at a moment when his withdrawal might give a shock to the economic or political stability of the south ern part of the continent. Dealing with the possibility of the liberal party succeeding the conservatives in Great Britain, the Blur states that It Is easier for a liberal ministry to make Its Inevitable volte fare on the Chinese labor question on the strength of a new high commis sioner's advice thou on Lettl MUaer's. ACTION OF COLONIES :sh Colonial Secretary Issues Paper on A" cuuA4 ? tia Pnlinv jkuj-ovv vi v ivioi vilifies., iiaug wuvji CANADA PASSES MANY RESOLUTIONS American Colony Heads List of Dependen cies Which Desire Closer Relations. SOUTH AFRICA HAS A LAW IN FORCE Present Customs Act Gives Preference to Goods from United Kingdom. LIMEKICK CALLS rR A TARIFF LAW Chamber of Commerce of Irish City Would Have Five Per Cent Duty oa Goods of Foreign Mannfartare. LONDON, Jan. 21. (Special Cablegram to The Bee. j An Important white-paper has been Issued containing the replies from colonial governments to- a request from Mr. Alfred Littleton, the colonial secre tary, that he might be furnished with in formation regarding resolutions passed by colonial legislatures In favor of preferential trade relations between the colonies and the United Kingdom. The result of the inquiry may be sum marized as follows: Canada Resolutions In favor of prefer ence passed by the Canadian Parliament on April 5, 1W2, June 8, 1W8, and June 22, MOO. Resolution passed by the legislature of Manitoba on February 6, 1904, by the legislature of New Brunswick, April 7, 19o4, and by the legislative assembly of the province of Prince Edward island, April 19, 1904. Australia Legislative council of Victoria passed a resolution in favor of a colonial conlerence on November 25, 1890. New Zealand No resolution, but prefer ential and reciprocal trade act was Intro duced into the New Zealand Parliament In 1903. South African Colonies No resolutions, but customs amendment and tariff act Cassed in 1903, forming a customs union etween the colonies, gives preference to the goods from the United Kingdom. Bermuda No resolution, but a committee was appointed on July S, 19)4, to consider the tariff changes necessary for a preferen tial rate to the manufacturers of the United Kingdom. Barbadoes Resolution passed by legisla tive council on July 7, 1903, supporting Mr. Chamberlain's policy. Dominica Resolution passed by legisla tive council cordially endorsing Mr. Cham berlain's policy. Straits Settlements No resolution, as no customs duties are levied In the colonies. The Limerick Chamber of Commerce this week passed a resolution In favor of a 6 per cent duty on all goods Imported from foreign countries. . CONSIDER ARMY , SCANDALS German Emperor Issues Rescript Dealing with Cruelty of Officers and Promotions.. BERLIN, Jan. a. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) At. the .kaiser's request an Important- reaorlpl.' has been sent to the commanders of German army corps, In which the question as to the best methods of dealing with the maltreatment of com mon soldiers by their superiors Is con sidered. In this rescript the commanding generals are Instructed to see that no boI dlers, who, before they enter the army, have been guilty of cruelty, shall be ad vanced to any position of authority, and, further, that those sergeants and others convicted of Ill-treating their soldiers shall not be permitted to remain In the army after their current time of service has ex Tired. Although this rescript Is regarded as an Inadequate attempt at dealing with a gross abuse, it Is evidence that the kaiser Is anxious to bring about a better state of affairs. , Naval Cadet Huessener Is again promi nently before the public. This Is a young man who, In October, 1903, killed a soldier In Essen with his dagger because the lat ter neglected to salute him and ran away when Huessener began to reprimand him. Huessener at the time was sentenced to six years Imprisonment and degradation, then on appeal to four years, and, finally! on a second appeal, to two years' confine ment In a fortress without degradation. The fortress he selected was Ehren Breslt steln, on the Rhine. Shortly after his ar rival In Ehren Bresltstein It was rumored that various privileges were permitted to Huessener, with the object of mitigating the severity of his confinement, but, ex cept in the socialist papers, little notice was taken of the matter. The Lelpzlger Volks Zeltung now publishes a flashlight photograph, taken at 12:30 at night, of a room In the fortress of Ehren Bresltstein, comfortably, even luxuriously furnished, In which three men, one of them Huessener, are seen sitting with filled glasses of wine at a table on which are numerous empty bottles. According to this Journal, Hues sener is permitted to leave the fortress frequently to amuse himself in the neigh boring villages and occasionally to visit Coblenz. This revelation has created a very bad Impression. Huessener's punish ment for killing his man In Essen Is con trasted with the fate of those unfortunate soldiers In Besau who were sentenced each to five years' penal servitude for striking the drunken sergeant who had Insulted their girl . friends; also with the six months' sentence imprisonment meted out to the Oldenburg editor who published an article accusing the minister of religion and education of the grand duchy, Dr. Ruh strat, of playing games of hazard when he onjy played poker. DESTROYING "JU-JU" HOUSES British Troops la South Africa Make Raid oa Two Pa ran Temples. LIVERPOOL. Jan. a. (Special Cable gram to The Bee.) News has been re ceived her from West Africa of the de structlon by the British in southern Nigeria of the Ju-Ju houses belonging to the Aden! tribe. In which ghastly atroci ties were reported to have taken place. The first of these Pagan temples was found to be a veritable Golgotha, over f,00o skulls being counted, neatly arranged and fixed to the walls and posts of the house. After an Inspection the place was set ok fire. Some days later a chief, a Ju-ju priest and a principal man of the town oi Owere, who were found to be connected with a "bush Ju-ju," were arrested. This second shrine was reached after a canoe Journey up a tortuous creek. Finally, the British party arrived at a small hut, com pletely closed In with vegetation, the In terior being so dark that it was necessary to tear down the walls before It was possi ble to see what the place contained. Among the objects found there was a metal ball. Inscribed "Otto Bakker, Rotter damac, 1TM." used at the Ju-Ju festivals to call the inhabitants of the neighboring towns together and also bring sacrifice. ROBERTS ON BRITISH ARMY Officer Refers to Past Conditions anil Has a Word of Advice to Offer. TyONDON, Jan. II. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) Ixird Roberts, In a statement published this week, draws a remarkable picture of thex British army of fifty years ago. In these days, after forty years of peace, the army had been allowed to de generate Into a state of Inefficiency which Lord Roberts describes as almost Incon ceivable. The object of all training in those days was apparently to deprive the soldier of any Individuality he might have originally possessed and make him, under rigid bar rack square discipline, a mere section of a big machine. Neither officers nor men were expected to think for themsel-es. No thought seems to have been given to the necessity for sci entific preparation to meet the stern task of war. "Once an officer Joined the army, his pro motion was insured by purchase if he could afford the money, however Incompe tent he might be, or by seniority If he lived long enough, however senile he might have become." As for their weapons. Colonel Charles Hay, reporting on the musket in use In ISofi, said the best shot at by the school of musketry would not at BOO yards hit an eighteen-foot square target once In twenty times. As to the army of today. Lord Roberts Is no believer in the theory that smokeless powder and rifles of precision have sealed the death of mounted troops. He declares, on the contrary, that In fu ture warfare duties even more Important than heretofore will devolve on the cavalry of an army, and a far larger proportion of mounted troops will be considered neces sary. Then he adds: "The traditions of the British army show what magnificent fighting material we have at our command. All that the men require Is to be taught and led hy good officers, and all that the officers require Is to be properly and scientifically trained. "The mere fact of putting on a red, blue or green uniform and carrying a rifle or a sword will not make a man a successful fighting soldier." "A terrible lesson," Lord Roberts Impres sively declares, "awaits a nation whose soldiers find themselves opposed to equally brave but better trained opponents cn the field of battle. "No amount of money, no national sac rifices, will then avail, for modern warfare moves fast, and time lost In peace can never be made up again during the stress of a campaign. "'I hold this view very strongly and would urge my fellow countrymen with all the force at my command to look plain facts In the face." TO EXCELL AMERICAN SHIPS British Admiralty Looks to United States When Contemplating Neve Vessels ot War. LONDON, Jan. 21. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) The attempt-which have been made to Induce the admiralty to build only small battleships for the navy have proven unsuccessful, and designs are at present being prepared for a new type of ship which will, in American parlance, lit erally "lick creation," though whether the vessels laid down in 1905 will be of this type is a little uncertain. The Lord Nelsons designed by Mr. Watts were without question the finest and most powerful of the world's warships planned up to 1904, displacing as they did 1,B00 tons and carrying four 12-inch and ten 9.2 Inch guns, all of the longest and most powerful pattern. Since their design, however, the United States has decided to build a number of battleships armed with four 12-lnch and ten 10-inch guns, which will be slightly more powerful. The British admiralty's reply in this friendly competition with Great Britain's possible ally will be a ship carrying .en 12-inch guns and dis placing 17,000 to 18,000 tons. v It will be able to destroy any battleship now afloat or as yet designed with con summate ease, firing as it will a broad side of seven 850-pound shells, capable of perforating two feet of the best existing armor. SUBMARINE IS' A SUCCESS French Boat Remains Under Water Fourteen Honrs and Moves with Ease. PARIS, Jan. 21. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) A record has Just been estab lished vby the French submarine boat Kor rigan, stationed at BlEerta. It succeeded In remaining in the water several fathoms deep for a continuous period of fourteen hours. The Korrigan, which was built In 1902, and haa a displacement of 1S5 tons, went out to sea at S o'clock In the morning and an hour later plunged for the purpose of test ing Its capacity for remaining submerged. The day passed, and no trace was seen of the vessel. As the evening approached considerable anxiety was felt us to the fate of the submarine, but at ten minutes past 8 o'clock Its electric projector rose out of the sea, to the intense relief of the watchers. The boat then quickly ran In to port, having been submerged Just over fourteen hours. ' Lieutenant Thomazi, who commands the Korrigan, stated that while at an average depth of three fathoms, the submarine ran at a speed of seven knots an hour and navigated about sixty nautical miles. By means of the periscope he was able to pass In and out of the harbor, avoiding the dummy mines which had been set for It. FIND ENGLISH WOMAN A SPY Attache ot Russian Imperial House hold Dismissed for Tampering; wlth Caar's Papers. 6T. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21. (Special Ca blegram to The Bee.) An English lady at tached to the imperial household haa been dismissed and escorted to the Russian fron tier on a charge of tampering with the private papers of the czar and making copies of various Important documents. Two years ago a negro servant of the household was dismissed on a similar charge. At this time the negro accused the nurse of the crime, but as the empress espoused the cause of the English woman the matter was passed over. The other day a servant noticed the nurse entering the czar's cabinet and tieglnnlng to rum mage among the papers on his majesty's table. He at once closed the door and gave the alarm, when compromising docu ments were found In her possession. The afCalr has caused much excitement at the court. It Is believed that the English woman was La the pay of Interested partita FEAR RIOTS TODAY Great Uneasiness Pervades Entirt Popula tion of Et. Petersburg. STRIKERS PLAN BIG DEMONSTRATION They Will March from Three Parts of City t Winter Palace. CZAR TO GIVE THEM HEARING Father iopon Writes a Letter to Emperor Informing Him of Msre. COUNTRY ON VERGE OF REVOLUTION Strikers Confident that Troops Will Not Fire Vpoa Them Street Rail way Service Is Suspended More Factories Close. BT. PETERSBURG. Jan. 22.-1:05 a. m. Despite official assurances at midnight that the situation was well In hand and that ample steps had been taken to protect the vast Industrial section of St. Petersburg and insure the safety of the city, the greatest uneasiness for today pervade the entire, population. Picked troops are stationed at various points In the city and each house contains a miniature garrison with gendarmes in the courtyards and machine guns ready for the first emergency. The winter palace Is strongly picketed, with Grand Duke Vladimir In command. Final Instructions were issued tonight. The plan of the government Is to prevent the workmen from coming to the center of the city today by guarding gates and bridges. A collision therefore is believed to be more likely to occur In the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Meantime the strikers are carrying out their original program. The few mills and factories remaining active In the city were closed during the day, one of the first of them being the government powder mill. Traffic was stopped on the street car lines, the men having Joined the strikers. Bis; Demonstration This Afternoon. Preparations for a big demonstration at the winter palace square at 2 o'clock today have not been suspended, although the leaders have been warned that it cannot take place and that the emperor will not be there. The workmen all are convinced that his majesty will appear and listen to the grievances set forth In the petition. The deputation whlcb on Friday took the invitation to Emperor Nicholas to attena the meeting having failed to gain access to his majesty, Father Gopon sent It today by his secretary to Interior Minister Svlato-polk-Mirsky. 1 During the day Antonlus, metropolitan of St. Petersburg, formally excommunicated Father Gopon on the ground that he was causing the people to rise against the em' peror, the head of the church. Rumors that the troops have plainly In dicated their sympathy with the strikers and that If it comes to a collision they will refuse to fire on them, are everywhere rife and the workmen themselves are thor oughly convinced that such Is the case. But the authorities maintain that the loy. alty of the troops is beyond question, point ing out that the only time that Russian regiments showed treachery was In the De. cembrlst revolution of 1821, when the guard regiments participated, but they say that the troops there were practically soldiers of fortune, returning to Russia after the Na poleonic wars. Imbued with the revolution ary ideas of France. It Is more fully rea lized, however, that If the troops , mutiny or actually Join the workmen that the gov ernment will be faced, not with riot, but with revolution. Father Gopon Stands Pat. Father Gopon, at the request of Minister of Justice Muravleff, went to the ministry of Justice today and had a long Interview with M. Muravleff, at wb.lchthe minister tried to dissuade him from his program for Sunday. 'Father Gopon, however, could not be budged and at the end of the interview, left saying: "We must each do our duty according to the light given us." The plan of the workmen Is to assemble at three points, the Putlloff and Oubokoff works and the Island of Vassill Ostrov, and march to the parade square. They are fully convinced that the emperor will be there to receive their petition. The representative of the Associated Press went among many groups of the workmen, but found no one who expressed doubt as to the emperor meeting them. All spoke of him most reverentially and they insisted that he Is kept In Ignorance of the truth and that once he has heard of their grievances they will receive Justice. They said that what was wanted were shorter hours and more pay, and also po litical liberty; but the Ideas of most of the men on the latter subject are rudimen tary and they could not eractly explain them, the only concrete exception being that they wanted a condition such as ex ists In Germany. If not that, they did not want' any em peror at all. They declared their peaceful Intentions and said they did not want to fight. They seemed to entertain little fear of being shot down. "The soldiers are on our side," said one of the leaders. "They may fire on the pal ace, but not on us." Workmen Criticise Royalty. Not one of the workmen raised a voice against the emperor, though they did not spare some of the Imperial family, espe cially Grand Duke Alexis, who, with otherB, they charged with being responsible for Russia's defeat in the war In the far east, saying that they kept the emperor In ignor ance of the true situation. Some of them repeated current gossip about Grand Duke Alexis and the Russian fleet. "We know what happened in a theater some time ago when his mistress came on the stage cov ered with Jewels," said one of the men. "The galleries hissed her and the people cried out: 'Take them off; they are not diamonds, but drops of Russian blood.' " Rumors of Other Strikes. Late tonight It was reported that a strike had been declared In the paper mills In Finland and rumors are that If blood Is spilled here today there will be many serious risings throughout the land. The rumors, however, probably belong to the crop of sensational stories with which the city Is filled. Private letters from Helslngfors were re ceived by the Associated Press tonight not giving the slightest intimation of the Imminence of a movement among the Finns. Metropolitan Antonlus has pronounced an anthema o.i Father Uopon for Inciting the people In a time of trouble. Father Gepoa Writes to Tsar. Father Gopon sent a letter to Minister of the Interior Prlnoe Bvlatopolk-Mlrsky today begging that Emperor Nicholas ap- (Continued oa Second Puge. THE BEE BULLETIN. Partly Cloudy Sunday and Monday. SEWI SKCTION 1 New Revision of the Bible Out. Colonies and Reciprocal Trnde. Turmoil at the Russian Capital. Proceeding of the l.estlslntnre. 3 Snioot Testifies on Potjnnmy. Five Mrn Killed by Indians. 3 News from All Parle of Nebraska. Railroad Men to lie Given Hearing, Governor Kllea Ills Answer. 4 Missionary Conference Closes. Special Services at the Churches. 5 Omaha Club Holds an Election. Affairs at South Omaha. 6 Past Week In Omaha Society. Woman In Club and Charity. T Council DlnfTs and Iowa cws. Hepburn Offers Railroad Still. 8 Sportlna Events of the Day. Hourke Announces Mmrl of Team Houvlrr to Form .New Cabinet. EDITORIAL SECTION Attorneys Defy Board of Review. Girl a Victim of .Malpractice. 10 Editorial. 11 Mahoney's Record as Prosecutor. 14 Bryan Malt the White House. .tews from the Military Post. Condition of Omaha's Trade, in Financial and Commercial, ltt Taaea on the Street Railway. HALF-TONE SECTION 1 Stories About Prominent People. Passing of Ex-l.overnor Unrbcr. Ilia -Auction Sale of Heal Estate. 3 Plays, Players and 1'layhounes. Musical New and Comment. 3 Schemes Devised by Swindlers. 4 Harvesting; of Omaha's Ice Crop. 5 Animals Which Produce Good Meat U In the Domain of Woman. 7 Sportlna Review of the Week. 8 Developments la Electrical Field. COLOR SECTION 1 Buster Brown Quits Enaland. a Secret of Jap Cilrl Fascination. Uueer Thluiis from Near and Far. 3 Dual Lovers Fatal to Bosnian Girl. 4 Story of a Matrimonial Tanale. Womnn Paints Pictures of Cats. 5 Ghosts No Longer Fashionable. Dual Life of Three-Venr-Old Boy. 6 Children Mny Enter I'nlverslty. 7 Some Fnnny Thlnx by Nesblt. 8 f holly Cashculler as a Detective. Woes of a Smoker Illustrated. O Story of Monte Carlo. Romance of a Bachelor. lO Beauties Who Appear on the Stae. Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi Hour. Dear. Hour. Dear. S a. m H 1 p. m JO H a. m H 2 p. m li 7 a. m t 3 p. m 1U W a. m 8 4 p. in 17 l a. m I S p. m IS 10 a. m lO p. ni 17 11 a. m 12 7 p. ni 17 la ni 13 FIGHT FOR JGRAIN TRAFFIC Eaatbound Lines to Meet Any Rate Made for Shipment to i Gulf Porta. CHICAGO, Jan. 21. In the contest be tween cities on the Atlantic coast and those on the Gulf of Mexico for the traffic in the grain crops of Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, the 'Chicago Gateway" and the Atlantic coast secured a victory today when traffic officials of the eastern and western lines reached an agreement to meet any compe tition of the railroads leading from Omaha and Kansas City tojhe gulf. The western roads were given full author ity by the lines from Chicago to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore to make rates on export grain which would bring the trar flc this way, In other words the rate mak ing power on western grain for export was passed over to the western roads by the trunk lines eastward. The eastern railways have only to ac cept the rates made by their western con nections and haul the freight turned ovei to them. The agreement Is without time limit and may continue so long as the com petition of the gulf remains an nctlce fao tor In the traffic. The rate from Omaha to New Orleans by the new tariffs of the Mis souri Pacific is 13 cents per 100 pounds. MASKED MEN ROB TRAIN Bandits Hold I'p Spokane Flyer Near Portland, but Lose Nerve Before Job is Finished. PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. 21. Passengers on the Oregon Railway & Navigation com pany's train No. 4, known as the Spokane Flyer, were robbed Just after the train left the east Portland station, shortly after 6 o'clock, by four masked men who boarded the rear platform of the last car, known as the Walla Walla sleeper, at the east side station. The track enters Sullivan gulch, a dark ravine, a few hundred feet south of the station. As the train turned into the gulch the four men entered the smoking compart ment and commanded the occupants to throw up their hands. The thieves pro ceeded to go through their victims, from whom they secured about $100 and one gold watch'. When these few had been robbed the ban dits nerve seamed to have failed them, for they stopped the train and Jumpd off, dis appearing In the heavy underbrush along the sides of the gulch. Officers are In pur suit. M'GREEVY RELEASED ON BAIL Presldrnt of O'Neill Bank Finds Three Sureties and Gains His Liberty. ONEILL, Neb.. Jan. 21. (Special. )-After lying In Jail for three weeks, Bernard Mc Greevy, president of the defunct Elkhorn Valley bank, was released tonight on bond for 2,000, furnished by his father, John Mc. Greevy and W. R. and Mary Butler. Mc Greevy still stoutly maintains his Innocence of all wrong-doing In connection with the failure. Movements of Ocean Vessels Jan. 21. At New York Arrived: Campania, from Liverpool; IiSavoie, from Havre; Pennsyl vania, from Hamburg. Sailed: Umbria, for Liverpool; New York, for Southampton; Finland, for Antwerp; Konlg Albert for Naples. At Boulogne Arrived: Staatendam, from New York. At Glasgow Balled: Samaritan, for Bos ton. At Liverpool Sailed: Btevanla. for Bos ton; Etruria, for New York. Arrived: Lu canla, from New York. At Havre Sailed: La Champagne, for New York. At Antwerp Balled: Kroonland, for New York. At Cherbourg Sailed: Philadelphia, for New York. At Naples Arrived: Citti Dl Tornado, from New York. At St. Michaels Arrived: Republic, from New York. At Rotterdam Arrived: Htantenrlm from New York. At H"burg-Arrlvedl Pretoria, row Ke-w York, via Dover, VOTE FOR SENATORS Bill Which Proposes to Make Legislators Clerk to Record Verdict. NOMINATED SAME AS OTHER CANDIDATES Lawyers Insist the Bill Would Be Knocked Out by Courts. STRINGENT GARNISHEE BILL APPEARS All But Nins Dollars Per Week of Wages Subject to Exeoution. NO CLASS OF EMPLOYES EXEMPT Another Rill Which Comes frasa Same Source Is Intended to Kaock Out Trading Stamps. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Jan. 21. (Special Telegram.) Divesting the legislature of Its constitu ency rights of electing United States senators and limiting th power ot the lawmaking body to the mere act of declar ing elected the senatorial candidate chosen by a popular vote at the general election immediately preceding the session of the legislature at which a senator Is to be elected, a bill was Introduced In the house toduy by Anderson ot Hamilton. The bill provides that each political rarty, beginning with the fall election of 1906, shall place on the official ballot at the general election the name of a candidate for United States senator, and that the man receiving the highest number of votes at that election shall be considered the choice and preference of the people of the state for senator. Of course, all that Is left for the legislature to do is merely to complete by formal routine what the people have done. The bill,, of course, provides that this procedure shall take place at the election immediately preceding the time sot by law for the regular election by the legislature of a senator. Under this meusure the candidates for senator must be chosen by their respectlve parties through a primary election, or, at' the option of the party, at the state con vention which nominates the state officers. Such formalities as filing the names of the candidates with the secretary of state and canvassing of the vote the same as Is now done with all state officers are enumerated In the bill. While admitting that, in a measure, this bill leans toward the popular election of senators, men who favor that mode of election, but who are' not In favor of this bill, take the position that It would be folly for the legislature to presume to enaot such a law so long as the constitution of the United States vests the election of senators In the legislature, that such a law would at once be declared unconstitutional. In tha light of this view these critics con tend that the authors of this measure are not friends of the popular election theory, Tradlnur Stampa and Exemptions. ' Backed-by. ldtLk:4sanltiiftU.. no. jixorap-'. . tion bill and a bill to abolish the trading' stamp business were introduced in the house this morning. The latter measure, though submitted by Hogrefe of Richard son, was drawn in Omaha, and the former, if not drawn by Omaha men, has the en dorsement of powerful Influences there the same Influences, In fact, which supported a similar measure two years ago. The fight to secure the passage of an ex emption law two years ago Is fctill fresh In the public mind, since It was extended Into the recent state campaign end made an Issue In the gubernatorial contest. Gov ernor Mickey, who vetoed the exemption bill of 1903 after It had passed both houses, was made the special target of certain of the creditor class, while drawing strength from the laboring element because of his action on this matter. The bill of two years ago exempted SSS of a debtor's wages in the hands ot an employer at any one time, and allowed garnishee of all wages In excess of 20 per cent of the ?35. The present bill exempts 19 a week and the present law exempts the wages of sixty days. The new bill la considered the most drastic of the three propositions for the reason, among others, that it permits a creditor to take all but $9 a week of the debtor's wages as fast as they fall due him. Text of Exemption Bill. The bill introduced today is H. R. 124, and was submitted by Ullem of Red WUWsT. it rtads us follows: Sec. 621. All persons wl.o are heads of families una who luve neither lands, town lorn or huusi s subject to exemption as a homestead under the laws of this state, btiail have exempt I loin loiced sale or ex ecution personal property of the value of I Sec. BJ0, No property hereinafter mentioned i shall be liable tor aitacliiuunt, execution or sale on any iinai process itisued from any . court la t liia state against any person be j lug a resident of this state and head of a family. First, the family Bible; second, luini, pictures, school books and library ! lor the use of the lamlly: third, a seat or pew in any house or place of public wor ship; fourth, a lot in any burial ground; II fin. ull necessary wearing apparel of the ueluor and his family, all beds, bedsteads and bedding necessary for the use of the debtor and his family not to exceed four; ail cooking- uteiiHlm and ail other household furnltjre not herein enumerated, to be se lected by the debtor not exceeding in valua 1 $100; sixth, one cow, one hog and if the debtor he at the time actually engaged In the business of agriculture. In addltirm ta . the above, one yoae of oxen, or a pair of norsee in neu inerooi not exceeaing In value the sum of JJ00; one wagon, cart or dray, two plows, one dng and till necessary gear, lug for the teams herein exempted, also for the necessary food tor the stock mentioned in this section for the peilod of three months; seventh, the tools and Instruments of any mechanic, miner or other person used and kept for the purpose of carrying on his trade or business; the library and implements of any professional man. All of which articles hereinbefore Intended to be exempt shall be chosen by the debtor his agent, clerk or legal rcprufcuntatlve, as tha case may be. Sec. Ml. Nothing In this chapter shall be so construed aa to except any property In tills state from execution or attachment for clerks, laborers or mechanics' wages for money due and owing by any attorney. at law for money or other valuable consid eration received by said attorney for any person or persons; nor shall any thing In this chapter be construed to ex tmpt from execution or attachment prop erty of the value of more than IAjo for any dob: contracted by any person In the pur chase of the actual necessaries of life for himself or family or for any person or per sons who were t the time of contracting huch debt dependent upon such person pur- ' chasing the same for support; provided, that where the debt contracted therefor shall be deenud the debt of both husband and wife; and, provided further, that noth ing herein contained shall he construed to exemit in the aggregate more than $.1uu worth of personal property to both husbajid and wife. Hmo. 63ia. The wages of 4 11 persons who are the heads of families. In the hands of those, by w hom n.ij-h persons are employed thall be exempt from the operation of at tachment, execution and garnish" process to lh extent of 9 per week of said wages; provided, Hint nothing In this art shall be so construed in to protect ihe w.iKes of persons who have or are abojt to abscond or leave the state from the provisions of Hie law now 111 force Uon th it subject. At piesent certain rlusnea of employes are exempt from the operations of a gar nishee law, but this bill proposes to wipe out any such statute and bring under tha pale ot this measure all tnea uiifurtuiit