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- * -BV- * * - flB < * * n X - J ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871 . OMAHA , SUXDAY MOHXIXfi , MAflCJI 12 , lSn-TWEXTY-FOUl ! ) ? PAGES. COPY FIVE CENTS. IMBROGLIO Serious Clash Over Northern Obina Railway Averted by English Diplomats. THEY "MAKE NO TRUCE WITH ADAM-ZAD" Jingoes Bay It's a Busaian Backdown i Others Say a OompromlsB. PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH CONTRACT Adjustment of the Dispute Claimed by Both Bides as a Victory. CONSERVATIVES IN FINANCIAL STRAITS I'roJpp Ml Hrnvy lixpriiilUnrcn for KitKiiliiK Vi-nr Ni-crnaltnlr > > ' > - IMixKloti of Ifrntlrr Tn r Htie- em of Clilcnco Sinn's Hook. ( Copyright , IWf , by Associated Press. ) LONDON , March 11. The British lion and the Russian boar came to uncomfortably dote cunrters th ! week over the Chinese Imbroglio. The newspapers bad nlrez < 5y be- gin. . to talk of a serious crisis and a grave outlook , but the diplomatic switchmen again succeeded In wardlnu oft n collision tin the subject of the northern railroad , a conflict being averted by n Russian back down , according to the Jingoes , nnd by a compromlpc , nccordlng to more Impartial ob servers. The real explanation of the affair ap pears to be that Russia made a protest against the British railrond contract partly us n feeler and partly as a warning. If the British premier hud shown weakness. RUE- ela would hove persisted , but in any case Russia , by its protest , elicited a ministerial Htntemcnt inthe House of Commons that the conditions of the loan did not constitute foreign control. Thus Russia obtained n pledge that no such interpretation would be placed on the contract In the event of de fault , which is u further substantial conces- ' , t.'on to the Russian claims In northern rnlna. On the other hand. Lord Salisbury f ored in securing a withdrawn ! of the Russian protest. But Russia also gained a point with which It has good reason to feel GaUsfled. llrltntn'N I'oitUlon nt Pckln. The Times thinks Lord Salisbury deserved considerable success , which" must unques tionably strengthen Great Britain's position nt Pekln. The paper , however , sees In the adjustment of the dispute n triumph for the pacific and conciliatory statesmanship of Russia and u practical expression oT the czar's expressed desire to meet Great Britain lialf way in the removal of the regrettable misunderstandings which have hitherto kept Great Britain and Russia apart. The Times ndds that It Is sure the British government is prepared to give fuller recog nition to accomplished facts In the northern ' " 'iln-pe provlnrcs and to assist Russia in regulating Its position on the basis of reci procity. This remark of the Tlznei BHOWB the British now nccept the RuBslficntlon of Manchuria as an accomplished fact , nnd they only expect their government to secure com pensation in other directions. The conservative government has pot itself Into financial straits. The publication of the naval estimates completes the various Items of national expenditure , which total tip to 112.1Sr > ,200 ( J5CO.n2fi.000) ) , being nn Increase of 4,471.200 ( J22.riR.flOO ) over the estimates. U is probable that there will be n deficit of over i4,000.000 ( $20,000,000) ) , which it is expected the chancellor of ; t ie exchequer. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach , will meet -by it relmposltlon of the former to bacco duty nnd an Increase of the income lax to ! i pence. The suggestion Is made in the press that the deficit be met "by a suspension of a por- . tlon of the sinking fund. The city Is op- * , jioscJ to this as calculated to weaken the whole financial system of the country in a Umo not only of peace but of ample rev enue and great prosperity. IK-vriim-k for HlKT UxiirmlllnrcN. A revision in the financial institution is it-en in the apparent liootnlng condition of toide. as shown by the Board of Trade re- lurns. The imports since December show nn Increase of 1,100.000 ( J5.50U.OOO ) , as com pared with ISflS. Indicating that the purchas ing power of the country 18 mill growing. These BiUlftfaotory figures help the chan cellor of Uio exchequer in taking u hopeful view of the revenue for the coming year , liut they will not avert the necessity of now xnxatlou. Tbo liberal papers naturally make the most of the government's straits , which are attributed to extravagances. Emperor William's message to Mrs. Rud- yard Kipling has attracted great attention , particularly the reference to "our common race. " The luferonco hern Is that Kmperoi William thought Kipling was an American , nnd especially ns the German papers re ferred to "the American author , Kipling , " Umt this IB quite erroneous. The emperoi waa n reader of Kipling's writings long be fore he settled in America. His majesty , however , knew that Kipling's wife was at Amerlcnn and thought ho intended to In clude America when he spoke of the "com mon race. " The Spectator today nays : "Tho emperor is evidently willing tt substitute the Teuton for the Anglo-Saxor ns tlio ruling raceof the future. Ho tin' not venture to call Kipling an American but , bulng anxious that hlu telegram fctioulc lie a compliment to the Americans and no' ' the KnglUh , the paper * received n tip ti describe Kipling tin an American. Knowlni the German papers as well as we do , tha is the only excueo we have for their np- parent wror. " riili-iiKo Man'N Hook. "Mr. Dooley in Peace und War. " b : Peter Dunn , the newspaper man of Chicago lias met with n wonderful reception here The book is quoted everywhere and th < author l spoken of as another Mark Twain Tlio Spectator today , during the course of i Jong review of the work , compares Mi Dunn with Arteraus Ward. The EngllBh papers are Jubilant at th jmmpectB of the success of Cecil Rbodei visit to Hwrlln Mid his coming audience wit Ilinporor William , which , they say , promise railroad. It I well for the Cape-to-Cairo remarked that it will be n curious meet ing between the prime mover in the Jame ton raid nnd ihe author of the imperil telegram to President Krueger. Mr. Rtiodw it U understood , is prepared to offer Gut ninny freer access to the line and a cartal control over that 'jiortlon traversing Get roan territory. Germany would secure Im p.ruut roucesklouB and running powei t-ver lli ? whole road. l.onl I'lirroii'd NiiKnr Hill. ( Copyright. 18M. l > y Pre * Publishing Co LONDON Mann 11 - ( New York Worl CablegramPi"tinl Telegram.- ) One oC tl first uits r-l Lord Curiou a viceroy of Indi has been to approve of bills Introduced Into the lepMat've ' cmim-ll of Calcutta for the ImpMltkn 'f a countervailing duty on for eign bounty-fed * uar. Thta measure Is di rected nmlnly against American sugar , which Nupplieg mo t of the Indian trade. Mr. MacLean , M. P. , for Cut-din" , R high au thority in Indian affairs , unld today. "I shall move an adjournment of the Houee. of Commons to call attention to this deplorable innovation of Lord Curzon's. H will lilt American sugar refiners heavily , but that is not my reason for objecting to it. 1 consider it unfair for the natives , who already have to pay a heavy import on salt. " Mr. Mac.Lean is a conservative , but n Bup- porter of free trade. Reginald Ward. "The Copper King , " un derwent a serious operation laM week nt Walslnghnm house -by which he gained great relief from tmflerlng and Is now recovering steadily. The callers are numerous nnd his reception room is n perfect bower of lovely oflerlngs of flowers. The National Zcltung anticipates that Mr. Rhodes will be successful nnd contends that his success will not be injurious to German colonial Interests in Africa. It says coolly : "Mr. Rhodes is not n favorite here , but German interests are not so identical with thote of the Uoers that Germany must for ever share the feelings of the Transvaal toward Mr. Rhodes. " Other German newspapers which were formerly anti-Rhodes , now approve of nn arrangement with him respecting the rail road. It Is further reported that Mr. Rhodes nlfco includes In his scheme the construc tion of a railroad from the Atlantic across German southwest Africa into Rhodesia. In tin * Soiiilnn Country. The latest advices from the Soudan mini mize the strength of the khalifa's forces , though It ha been decided to send an ex pedition to dispose of him. General Lord Kitchener of Khartoum will nhortly make nn extended tour of eastern Soudan , visiting Knssalla and Sulklm. A squadron of cavalry has been dispatched from Omdurman up the White Nile to pre vent supplies being furnished clandestinely to the khalifa in Kordofau. Several cases have come to light pointIng - Ing to the prevalence of a wide-spread sys tem of secret commissions , gnawing nt the root of commercial life , which came as n surprise to the general public. The Lon don Chamber of Commerce appointed a com mittee to Investigate the matter. It shows that the bribery and corruption are ram pant In every department of business and professional life. According to the report commissions , which easily pass Into bribes , are given to firms or ngcnta to secure cus tom. Then the recipients demand similar bribes from other firms , and the Btress of competition necessitates their being paid. Thus a .form of blaokninll has been Insti tuted und nlso a system of disposing of In ferior articles. The committee. In order to check the evil , recommends civil proceed ings under the present law and fresh legis lation making the practice criminal. NEW TORPEDO INVENTION liiNtriinitMit of Death tlint Citii He Con trolled Without the l'e of IVlt-em. ( Copyright. 1S99 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , -March 11. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram.Axel Or- ling , n young Swedltrh electrical engineer who studied some time In America , has In vented n torpedo 'whose movements can be controlled from shore or ship without any i material connection bet-ween it and its con- ! troller. Orllng lately gave a demonstration of the power of 'his invention before King Oscar , the ministers of marine nnd war nnd other notabilities. The apparatus itself is now j lying nt London do-ks : awaiting nn early opportunity for its exhibition. To a press official in London Orllng said : "Standing on the sea shore or the deck of n ship I can direct the course of the tor pedo toward an objective without an electric wire or other weans of material communi cation between myself nnd It. Not only that , but If the torpedo Is not used for de structive purposes 1 can In like- manner ibrlng it back to my feet like n boomerang. If you nsU me to express the general prin ciple of my Invention. I may soy .briefly it ds a new means of transmitting motor power by rays of light. I um not ex actly prepared to give them n name , but the light -which 1 transmit by a controlling or I steering apparatus on shore ( or ship ) to the j torpedo attachment is transmitted there ! Into electrical induction. The difference between Marconi's invention nnd mine is that 1 can concentrate my waves of light , while ho cannot do this -with his waves of sound. I can direct the movements of a tor pedo as far ns the naked eye or with the old of a telescope can reach ; that is to pay , from the shore to the horizon , which Is about elx miles. "I can see the whereabouts of my torpedo even in the dark by means of nn electric lamp surmounting a rod projecting out of the water. The lamp cannot be visible to the enemy by reason of tbo fact that its shade is always turned toward him. Its cost is only about $1.000 and its speed twenty-two knots. It runu ten feet below thr surface , while a receiving rod Is n foot out of the water. Then If-the torpedo Is not used I can bring U buck , which is impossi ble iu any existing torpedo. This invention will in time render superfluous the UBO ol wires for telephone purposes. " POPE LEO WRITES A POEM Inillrfx a Ili-uul Iful lliam < -t tr Ail. lire-UN to fluMutcrn of Charity. ( Copyright. 1S99. by Press Publishing Co. ! ROME. March 11. ( New York World Ca ilugram Special Telegram. ) The pope. JUB jpfore hlE Illness , wrote a beautiful Latli uexametor addressed to the nuns , under thi ttle , "The Maidens' Consecrate. " The fol owing IB a translation : The Christ Is nigh and His delight It ii To greet you as Ills spouse's sweetest name Who by a holy pact to Him HTO pledged. Fur from the clamour He hub given you Within the peaceful precincts of your cell Tu lead a blnmel s * life. You lAisfom tlu-r Like fragrant lilluK In a garden rluc. Let Batan spread Ills nets and baleful art * And with his frown the timid mind o erawc .IAEUF , Who ever guards , shall tly to aid And make the wtukesl powerful in the fray Then nlmll He make your love more a/ocn glow And shield you closer In HI * sarrcd heart. Your souls with wondroun eweetnes gladdening. And when at length your happy course i run And to you , faithful ones , death shows him > lf ; All beaming and with visage mild and kin Our Lord shall elvu you His suprumes gift. From your drear exile He shall luii yo then To the celesllul snore and bid y < rj there Be ever hles. * < id with the light divine. l'rrtVr Di-ntli to KM I Inn .Meat. 1XNDON , March 11. A gravestone masoi living at Twickenham , has raubed a tens : Uon by cm ting the throatB of bin wife an two children and then cutting hl own throA All four pornons are dtwd. The only moth 'or the crimes was that the man was n funa leal vegetarian uiid had been ordered by h in to eat meat. PRAISES T11E TROOPS British Commander at Malta Pleased American Soldiers , SPEAKS IN VERY COMPLIMENTARY TERMS Struck by Their Splendid Physique and Steadiness on Parade , NONE THE WORSE FOR THEIR LONG VOYAGE Officers Are Entertained by Britont Luncheon at the Falnoe. LATER THEY DINE WITH THE A IlrKUli niul Amerlcnn Soldier * anil SnllnrM Krntrriilsr mid the I't- iiidM Cordiality In In 12vl- dcncc All Around. ( Copyright , 1SD9. by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , March 11. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The unique fact of 2.000 United States , troops being re viewed by the British commander-ln-chlof at Malta excited the keenest Interest here , and doubtless In the states also. The review was before Lieutenant General Sir Francis Grcnfell , lately Sirdar of the Egyptian army , who won the highest admiration and dis tinction for the creation of the present Egyp tian army nnd gained many laurels In two Nile campaigns. I Invited General Gren- fell's expert opinion on the American troops , and received the following cabled reply , dated Malta , Friday , G:02 : p. in. "I Inspected the American trops on the Florlnla parade yesterday. " was much struck 'by their splendid physique , by the steadiness they stood on parnrte and by the fact that they looked none the worse lor their long and trying voyage. " General Grenfell's aide-de-camp added by the governor's direction to the dispatch that after seeing the troops on parade they marched past the governor and Admiral Sir John Hopkins. The United States colonel and officers were then entertained nt luncheon at the palace and dined with the admiral at the admiralty house. Great cor diality prevails between the British soldiers and sailors nnd the American troops , who leave here tomorrow. The action of the Young Men's Christian association of Peterson , rf. J. , in refusing to lease Its ball to the MacDonald Highland society on the ground that dancing In kilts is indecent is read with amused amazement here. 1 asked the marquis of Huntley , chief of the Gordons , the most famous of all the highland clans , how he regarded this slight on his national costume. Lord Huntley sent the following bantering repl > : "There is no limit to the eccentricity of human beings , whether they are confined In asylums or allowed to be at large. As mem bers of the local association the young men of Paterson , N. J. , must be descended from the heroes of Tooley street , whose trade it was to clothe the liurian forra divine In bags.-They- not hail from the Celtic fringe. " The "Celtic fringe" is what Salisbury once dubbed the Irish , Scottish and Welsh edges of three kingdoms. KiifflnnirH Inline lixc llelU'lt. The latest estimate of the deficit which confronts Chancellor of the Exchequer Beach places it at $2.,000,000. This In a year when the revenue is estimated beat all records by $7,500,000. The deficit is due entirely to Salisbury's Jingo policy nnd the mere prospect of an increase of the Income tax , as well a * other imports , is lolling already - ! ready In cooling the popular ardor for expan sion. sion.This This year there has been a permanent in crease of Jir > ,000,000 laid on the navy and JIO.OOO.OOO on the army , the total cxpendl- j turo of the army and navy reaching the gl- | gantlc total oT $350,000,000 out of a revenue | of $ fiiri.000,000. I These figures in time of peace ore start ling , ( but the ground for concern arises from the position In which England will find Itself -when the present cycle of prosperity 1 passes. While these or still more bloated 1 expenditures are due to expansion craze , ' which must bo met , it is actually suggested in ministerial quarters that Chancellor of I the Exchequer Bea-ch's best plan of dealing ! with the deficit is by suspending the Bink- lug fund for payment of the national debt. The resort to this rotten financial expedient in a year or two of Britain's record revenue is prompted by polltica.1 considerations for , the ministers. Jt is well known that their | troubles will begin ivhsu the country is I asked to pay for their expansionist extrav- ' agances. | Today William Thomas Jaggars , the Lon- I don district messenger who sailed from Southampton today with private letters for Chicago , was seen at Waterloo station this morning to ascertain the name of the sender and receiver of his dispatches. Jaggars said : "I was told to say nothing to anybody about rny 'business. " Hehnd a small portmanteau and leather satchel containing missives securely strapped | to his back. He was nervous , hut proud , and was one of the most notable of the American lino's passenger * . The District messenger company at my request asked the man who employed the messenger whether he would give any information , but the reply to the company was : " 1 have the strongest objection to ray name or business being mentioned in the press. " VERY SWIFT BALLOON TRIP German Ai-roniintN Ti-nr Along Thro null tin- Air itt Ilnle of Ser- < -ntj Mlli-p. no Hour. ( Copyright. 1R99. by Press Publishing Co. ) BERLIN , March 11. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Three Prus sian officers. Lieutenants Slegsfeld , Hlnde- brandt nnd Hurthnuscn , have made th < swiftest balloon trip on record. Harthausen a member of the ballooning department ol the general staff , gave a thrilling descrip tion of his experience as follows : "On thti morning of March n we decidec to nscend from Templehofer field. Tber ( wns a strong , steady northwest wind , oui plan being to descend at Breslau in Sllesli and be back in Berlin Uio same evening Wo had an ordinary military balloon , bu noavlly ballasted , and we shot up at 12:11 : along over the plain watered by the Odei You noticed the speed when lorklng down a the earth , but looking upward there was u sense of motion whatever. You felt ufc 1 the balloon was hanging Mill In the hky. "Wo swept over Breslau nt -height o 4,000 feet In a little less than three hourt ; We made no attempt to descend , ae tli < wind wag too strong. AVe were travellni Blxty-elght miles an hour with ease , smooth ness and a dellRhtful sense of exhllaratloi IrnpoMlble to describe. When Breslau wa patbed the wind increased and we deter mined to offer no resistance , but to tun our barks to it. The baJloon gradually roa and at 7 o'clock we eroowd the Austrian frontier nt an elevation of & .WO feet at over seventy miles nn hour. "We then decided to sink the balloon , and RiMy brought U to a standstill at the village of Hugufkn in Gullet * . 484 miles from Beilin us the crow file * , nt 4 o'clock. This is the f U > fit balloon trip on reiord. the previous record bolng li ld by a pair of French aeronauts who traveled four hours nt sixty tnlle * an hour. " Thin feat hns exelted great Interest here. The three offleert were specially compll- manind bv the kalger. WOMEN ORGANIZE .c . Itct-lilliiK In London < ) < Tf > - ; Mlicr In tinllitmtn of Krn- trrtml I'nloti , 'opyrlght ' , 1S99 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON. March 11. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) American women in London held nn inaugural meet ing Monday , when seventy-six women sat down to n luncheon In the Medici's room at Hotel Cecil. Mrs. Hugh Held Griffin pre sided. Among tl.osc present were Mrs. Ar thur l-'uy , Mrs. Washington Sullivan , ( Mrs. Lafayette Do Friese , Miss Edith Griffin nnd Mrs. Frank Mattox. On the president's right sat ( Mlsa Elizabeth Robins , author of "An Open Question. " The principal guest on the left was Mrs. Croly , "Jennie June , " who founded Soroals in New Vbrk thlrty- ono years ago. Other guests -wtro Mrs. Seth Low. Mme. Antoinette Sterling , Mine. Belle Cole , who sang delightfully , Mrs. Jopllug Howe and Baroness von Lutzwltch. The tables were extremely pretty and dec orated with spring ( lowers. Behind the president's chair Amerlcnn nnd English fings were -drapped. Letters of regret were read from Mn > . Choatc , who pleaded a pre vious engagement. Miss Gcnevleve Ward and Mrs. iHodgson Burnett both excused themselves on the ground of being busy at rehearsals. Mrs. GrifDn explained the ob jects of the society us follows : "We have nailed our colors to the high est point of the mast nnd have no inten tion of compromising for a cheap success. We wished to form a society that would represent all the feminine Intellectual , dig nified and social culture < rf American women in London. Our first effort wnfc made last March when it was suggested that a bond of union and ocinl friendship should be formed , and this gathering Is the result. Luncheons will be held from time to time with the form nnd "backbone of society. It is intended to keep up the spit It of Amer- icanlem , but we have no intention of be ing nnrro-w. We wish to do only what U worthy of American women nnd hope to have always with us at these gatherings three or four honored guests from among women who have achieved greatness. " Lady Mary Sa-ckville , the handsome sister of Lord Delaware , whose tall figure , Titian red hair and lovely complexion singles her out when In London drawing rooms , -was starting yesterday on a visit to Mrs. George Gould nt Naw York , but met with a se vere accident at Waterloo station. The porter ter suddenly slummed the door of the car riage , catching Lady Marj's right index finger and crushing it to atoms. Very plucklly she went on to Southampton , suf fering Intense ngoi.y , but under the. advice of a doctor there , who attended the wound , she reluctantly abandoned the trip end re turned to London. Lady Edmond Fiiamaurlce , formerly Caroline line Fitzgerald of Connecticut , w'ao has toeen 111 with typhoirf ' .vgr ( , . M. lieijsideuce ; , 2 Green street , Iw'fTLnn , i r r "couvales- cent. It win bo recalled that sie ! got tier marriage with -Fltzmaurlce annulled in 1SH4. 1SH4.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Plerpont Morgan , jr. , who have been staying 'With ' Pierpont Morgan , sr. , in Prince Gate , have taken the house 2 South Park Lane , formerly occupied by Miss Van Wart. Lady Randolph Churchill's second son , John Churchill , has gone to Khartoum , probably to receive an appointment under the sirdar. ( Mrs. Goe-let hnd a uronll dinner party for the prince of Wales tht > evening before his departure for the Riviera. Other guests In cluded the carl of Pembroke , the duke and duche s of Marlborougb , Earl and Countess Carrlngton. The engagement had been fbtd for a ooupc ! of weeks and was orig inally intended to have been on n large scale , with the object of launching Mrs. Goelet on the London Benson with a big boom , but the death of the prince's nephew made It Impossible for him to attend the formal unction and a majority of the invitations had < to be canceled , each guest being politely notified of the reason. Still as the dinner was given at nil , though of such restricted dimensions , the jrucsts thrown ever were by no means placated. May Goelet is again seen about as the constant companion of .he beautiful Lady .Evelyn . Crlchton , which gives renewed vigor to the report of her probable engag mont to Lord Crlchton. STEALS HIS FATHER'S WIFE Young : Thoroiiuhliroil TT Yorker Full * In I , ivo Trllli ] | | Htep- iiiotlit-r mill I21oim. : Copyrlght. 1S99 , liy Pruss Publishing Co. ) BERLIN , March 11. ( New York World " 'ablecrnm Spnclal Teleprnin. ) A Now Yorker named Frank has just sprung into unenviable notoriety here Frank was a son of a big Slleslan land owner by his first marriage in South America , and the old man. feeling feeble , invited him to come mine to help manage the property. Ilia father's second wife Is only 28 and very pretty. The eon mod * love to her , and after a short courtship the pair decamped to Berlin , Frank taking -with him valuables , chiefly bonds , to the value of $50,000. The father discovered his JOBS in time to tele graph to the authorities at Berlin to await their arrival , but Frank left the train a few stations before Berlin was reached and arrived nt the Capital by a local train. Bj this ruse he mystified the police , hut thej Kept on wntchlng and the career of the sin ners wns short. On the night of theli arrival , as they were leaving Alexandei Platz theater , a police officer Invited then to the police station. The wife has beet liberated for the present , but Frank Is stll confined , charged with the theft ol a wife She alleges that the money was her dowry , and as she bad decided to leave her husbanc she maintains Ebe was justified In seizing It TO IUIIASI : : ; I > IUMIHS Iti-doulilcfc KfTor < H to Kce ) SimnliirilM In CuMoily , MADRID , March 11. It is reported hen that Agulnaldo has redoubled his opposition to the release of the Spanish prisoners nov in the hands of the Insurgents hocaubo Gen eral Polaveija. now minister of war , causec Dr. Risul , who drew up the statutes _ nf thi Philippine league and was , therefore , prac tically the instigator of the revolt on thi islands , to be * hot in Ib'JG. Movement * of Oi-oan Vmni'lut Miirrh T At NOW York Arrived St. Paul , iron Southampton ; Island , from Stettin. Sallei Lucauia. for Liverpool. At Antwerp Arrived Noordland , fron Philadelphia. At Copenhagen Arrived Norge , fron N w York. At Havre Sulled LaTouralno , for Ne\ York. At Southampton Sailed St. Louie , fo New York. At Philadelphia Arrived Corean , Iron Glasgow. MAY RILL THE FAIR Serious Strike Menaces the Success of the Paris Exposition. TOO MUCH RED TAPE IN THE MANAGEMi NT Organization of Officers Which Prevents tie Tranesction of Business , DEMANDS OF EXHIBITORS GO UNANSWERED French Women in a Temper Over Their Proposed Building. MAY BE COMPELLED TO GIVE UP PROJECT I.iilior In Sinililn-il In lli < > l.rtllnn of Contrnctn niul Srrlon * romll- tliuiN Stnrc thr MnnnKi incut In the Face. ( Copyright. 1SP9 , hy 1'ress Publishing Co. ) PARIS , March 11. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) Although It has 'been ' kept quiet , the exposition of 1900 Is acaln menaced bv n serious strike. The consequences of such a disaster cannot be estimated and might altogether prevent the great fair. There Is great discontent not only In Prance , but all over Europe , and iu the Oriental countries , over the delays in answering tie demands of exhibitors , who have been left months without replies. In deed , it appears us it the object of the ex position administration was to prevent par ticipation in the affair as much as possible. This may be due to the overwhelming num ber of demands which have poured Into the commissioner general's offices. Women in l-'rancc are in n pretty temper because they have been unable to obtain a definite reply to their demand for a build- Ing. They have Jl.000,000. which they raised themselves , nnd as yet do not know whether they will be allowed to use It or will be forced to return It to the subscribers. The whole trouble lies In the amount of red tape and the organization of ofllces which prevent the transaction of business. There is talk of the resignation of Mons Plcard owing to the conflict -between the Chamber of Deputies and the exposition ad ministration. The deputies have Just passed the following important vote : "The chamber invites the government to make the administration of the exposition respect the decision of Parliament. " This direct rebuke has been keenly felt by the exposition administration. Com plaints from nil sides caused the action of the Chamber of Deputies , notably the com plaint that the commissioner general and his colleagues awarded the contracts for the work of construction to several mil lionaire firms in spite of the will of Parlia ment , which intended the exposition to profit the laboring classes. The larger con tractors sublet their contracts nnd us a con sequence wages wcie reduced to j. mini mum. This Tesulted _ in the first gennral strike and is the cause of the menace of a second strike. RESCUED FROM A MADHOUSE Counti-HM of Durham , After Seventeen Yrtirn of HopclrNN IiiNimlty , lle- COVITH Her Ht-iiMon. ( Copyright. 1STO. by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Mnrcti 11. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) London so ciety Is astounded by an even more extra ordinary recovery of mental powers after long years of derangement than that of Lord Sefton , whose cnse was described in a recent dispatch. The countess of Durham , after seventeen years of apparently hope less Insanity , has completely recovered her reason , and is now staying at 'her husband's country seat. She was the heroine of one of the most curious nnd exciting aristocratic causes celebre of the past half century. When she was Miss Mllner the young earl of Durham , one of England's wealthiest peers , fell madly in love with her. She was in good ! society , but he was deemed one of the best | catches of his day. so she was regarded as exceptionally lucky. Miss Mllner WES a very jtnll , handsome blonde , with peculiarly beau tiful ejes. Within six months of the marriage Lord Durham became convinced that lilB beautiful wife was mad. She was entirely insensible to hl affection and passed most of her time In a state of complete abstraction. Every thing wcs done to rouse her. but in vain. Once ulien In n brilliant party traveling In a special saloon train to Yorkshire , Lord Durham made the experiment of kissing an other lady , the beautiful Countess DcGrcy , 1 before his wife's eyes , to Fee If she would tfke any notice. She was Indifferent even ; to this provocation , so all the party con- , eluded there could bo no doubt of her in sanity. After that she got completely out ol control and went out early In the morning till late at nleht , having walked aimlessly ' through countrs1 InneB or London streets the , whole day , returning exhausted with fatigue i and hunger , her dress often covered with mud. Finally at a grand ball at the duke of Abcrcorn's Hnmpden house the unfortu nate lady was undressing herself in a ball room when her friends succeeded In coaxlnp l her away. She hnd then to be removed to I an asylum , where she has since remained. j Lord Durham instituted u suit for divorce i on the unprecedented ground In England that [ lile wife was mad when Bhe married him. but ] ! the court held , after a protracted trial , that pre-marital Insanity was no ground for di- 1 vorce. They have not met r.lnce her release ' i last week , and the earl's friends say It is Im pcsslble for them ever to live together iiKait ' i after what has happened. Lady Durham ' shows no desire to appear In society nnd will probably pass the remainder of her dayi In seclusion. Her brother , Henry Mllner who married the late duchess of Montrose and her sister. Lady Gerard , uro with hei and the report describes her as having re tained her beauty and youth in a marveloui manner. 1'nin-r for London. ( Copyright. 189. by Press Publishing Co. ; I LONDON , March 11. ( New York Worlc ' i Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Sir Edwari Lawson , proprietor of the Daily Telegraph hag stolen n march on Alfred Harmaworti by completing all arrangements for a Sun day issue of the Telegraph with fcuch cor. ) ' ' . plete secrecy that not a hint of hie linen j tlon was known until he advertised the nev j paper. Harrasworth , it U un Jnmnod. bat , I ibcen arranging for a Sunday million of tin ' 'Mail ' , which may ( .till bring out a hair i i penny paper , as the Sunday Telegraph Is ti 1 be n penny sheet. There is a great openlni ; for a good Sunday paper In London. ? 1 | though the difficulties of distribution ar < ' very serious , as the railway bnokstalU an i ringed on the Sabba'h and the ordinary die I tributing agencies don t work. THE BEE BULLETIN , Weather Forer-ast for Nebraska Fair , Colder. NorthweM Winds. Pace. I Stillii * of tlir Chlnrnc IntltroRllo. Aiiirrlrini * * nlillprn I'ltnxUrltlOi. . 1'nrln Kit I r May > ot dune1 Off. OoiturM < ninn ( Jrtn - Dli- * . " rroKr - t > < if tlio Ilif Another Illlirnril In Ithrii - Kii \ tN. . Worli of 1,1-KlnlnUirc. . Itnttronil C'olllklon lit Lincoln. Mlvilttfr linn IN llonril Prom. I ( nliiin .VftM-mhl ) lniniiclniomor. | . . l.onl SMlUI.ni- I111. . rri-iinrlnu to Yiil.itin - C -IINIIN. r > XIMVN of tin' lliillroiulK. IMKlitlim tinllonlcviiril I.rvj. ( I l.iiNtVrrk In Ouinhn J-oclrly. 7 Tlini * C'lorUN Arc I iitoiiilnr. Tip * for llnKlcvtttor Mm. 1'om Mnrrn > 'i Monuiiirnt * I'nll. H Council HltilTfc l.ot-nl MntUTN. II limit > ( Mix unit t'oiniiK-nt. 1'roKrcNx of I InAVIilxl t'ontcNt. 1(1 ( ronilltlon of ( Iniiiliii'R Trnilr. rninim-rvlnl nnil Plniiiu-lnl > < - vn. II M'ccUly Sport I MK Hc-vli- . 11 ! In tlio llat-Uu iiiidN of llrnrll. 1-1 In tinDotiiiiln of AVomnii. 1J > In llic A nniniMiiflil Worlil. Munlcul Hc liv l of 111.V - -U. 1 "Aciithn AVcMt , " SrHnl Story. 17 l.n 1 lili.c of MIIKC Conolnvx. SKclcli of I'luliiAVhll mnrh , IS Kultorlnl nml t'oiimiriit. III Slc'iul'x Delirium of l-'rnnt-v. The World' * Oct-nii fiihlt-n. 1'Vrtllltj- AliiKkiiii Soil. -'t .Monnrrli of the < irlzr.Hi > ) > . Slorjof tlit" VlrKlnhiN M n im-re- . 1'rliocN of tin- Ante Hooin. 1M Ooi GON After filler \Vliltv. TO ADVANCE ON THE JUNGLE Aiiifi-U'iniN Pro purr to Dt-Nrrnil on ( litDUlrlft Ill-Ill li.v thr rilllilno HrlirlN. MANILA , March 11. 3:15 : p. m. Extensive preparations nn > being made for a general advance of the American forces. The move ment will probably take place soon. All is quiet , however , along the line. At daylight the rebels were caught workIng - Ing on nn enfilading trench nt Caloocan and were shelled by n battery. Desultory firing nlso took place at San Pedro Mncntl. The United Stntes cruiser Charleston has relieved the armed transport Buffalo on" Paranaque. The last "batch " of Spanish soldiers , num bering 885 men , excepting a few who are in the hospitals , were embarked on board the transport Buenos Ayres today. WASHINGTON , March 11. It was posi tively denied In the adjutant general's office today that any dispatch had been received last night from General Otis regarding n conference with General Lawton. It is well understood that General Otis IB only await ing the arrival of the remainder of his rein forcements tp Inaugurate an nctlve campaign , though the department has heard nothing from hira on this subject. The War department , accordlnn to Its officials , is waiting with quite as much in terest us the public some definite news from the Philippines which will show Just how General Otis Intends to utilize General Lawton - ton and his reinforcements in the campaign against fhe natives. It has been quite gen erally understood , without official confirma tion , however , that General Lawton on his arrival would be assigned to active command of the operations In the field , leaving Gen eral Otfs more time for the administrative duties of military governor. In which posi tion he corresponds to General Brooke In Cuba. The fact is that none nave very general instructions have been sent to Gen eral Otis , and the department avers that it has not tied the commanding general's hands with any hard nnd fast orders. The probabilities are that General Lnwton will take a very active part in the offensive campaign soon to begin. His training in Indian fighting has peculiarly fitted him for his present command nnd General Otis Is well acquainted with his capabilities. One of Lawton's numerous Indian sobriquets be ing literally trantlated is "The-Man-Who- GetsUpnndFights - in-the-Mlddlc-fif-the- Nlght. " It was his sunripe dash into Slboney that sent the Spanish detachment there fly ing to Ln Gunsimas , leaving Its breakfast on the fire for the Amerlcnn troops to eat. The department fully expects Lawton to spring a few like surprises on the Filipinos and is awaiting news ot the field campaign with proportionate interest. LOUjSIANA PURCHASE FAIR .Mcmlx-i-N of MlNNourl I.c UIntnriIlnn - Utictcil hj- the KxiMiNlllon CuninilMHlon. ST. LOUIS. March II. The Ixiulslann Purchase World's Fair committee tendered a banquet nt the Mercantile club tonight tf the members of the Missouri legislature tt hot before them the proposition to hold i Louisiana purchase centennial in St. Louii in IdOS. Over three-fourths of the meroberB of thi legislature attended nnd to n man fnvorrt the holding of the centennial. Ux-Governoi Francis presided and In his opening addresi fctnted the fair proposition which was en thusiastically received. Speeches were mndi by tbo following legislators : "City of St. Louis. " Senator Burkltcad ' 'Kansas City , " Senator Young ; "Grand Oil Missouri , " Representative Coltrane ; "Thi Louisiana Purchase , " Representative White cotton ; "Thomas Jefferson , " Senator W1I son ; "Tho Father of Waters , " Scnnto ; Schwcichardt ; " 1S03-1H03 , " Rep'rcsentativi Atnlck ; "The Committee of Two Hundred , ' Representative O'Fallon ; "Tho State' Duty , " Senator Farrin. FOUR BLACKMAILERS CAUGH1 Atli-nipt to i\tort Money hy Thri-nt- < -nl n K KriinK 11. Coopi-r , llrnil of Ilie Ii-inrlint-iil Store. CHICAGO , March 11. Four men wore ar rested today , charged with demanding $30' ' blackmail from Frank H. Cooper nf Siegel Cooper & Co. The men arrested wen Jacob Erb , attorney , Frank Schounfeld , at torney ; Frank Iteppetto. private detective William Fcency , alias Williams. It Ji charged that they attempted to extort tb > money from Cooper by threatening to ac cuse him publicly of a revolting crime. ( i -tM the I.iirtnriMiiliil. . SOUTH BEND. Ind. , March 11. The thin woman to receive the Laelare medal Ji Mary Gwondolin Caldw&ll. now the marqulsi de Merlnville , the fact ti the award to hei being made known today by Ur Zahn of th < University of Notre Dame. The medal ii glvon in recienltlun of dl tlngul hed nerv- icua rendered for religion , education < > i morale. Madame Culdwell was the chic : founder of the Catholic fulvercuy o ; America and her contribuMr-n of ? ! iuo.00 ( luuclu the bfglnnlue of the Inulltute possible DIES AT THE DEPOT Congressman Greene Passes Awaj 'Whilo Going to Take the Train. DEMISE ATTRIBUTED TO HEART FAILURE Grim Reaper Comes Suddenly and "Without Warning. BODY IS TURNED OVER TO THE CORONER Deceased Had Just Returned from the National Capital. HAD APPARENTLY BEEN IN PERFECT HEALTH Urlf-Kntlon from KenriiejArrlrpN In Oiniilia Thin Mnrnlnu to Take the Hotly oT Ilie CnnifruNNiuuu Home. At 7 o'clock latt night William L. Greene nf Kearney of the Sixth congressional dis trict of Nebraska was apparently half , hearty mid in the full enjoyment of Ufa with nil Its pleasures , domicile , social and political. At S o'clock ho hud Joined the great majority , utid the nwful majesty of dun'U ' wns Htnniped upon his fnce ns he lar In his last sleep on the cold mosaic floor ol the Burlington station In this city. Mr. Greene cnme to Omuhn from Lincoln on Friday evening nnd put up ut thc rcarte hotel. Hr hnd been nl the state capital for some dnys , having cnmo up from Wash ington to witness the election of a Nebraska henutor. After spending Saturday greotlng tils friends nnd attending to business In town , he took n hack about 7:45 : In Ilie evenIng - Ing to catch the Durllngtou train to Lin coln. Congressman Grecno wns accompanied oj three friends , hound for the same train. 3. C. Reeves of Madison county , n farmer ; F. B. Prince , n hotel keeper of Madison , and T. 1) . Donovan of the Madison Star. On reaching the station Congressman Greene- was observed lying back In the SPB ! of the hack us If usloup and every effort was made by his companions nnd the pnb- Benger director to arotme him. He was borne in an unconscious state to tha waiting room of the depot nnd In answer to a tele phone message Dr. S. H. Smith was soon In attendance. On looking at the body the doctor pronounced him dead nnd advised the railway authorities to summon the core ner. His advice was Immediately followed and In a few minutes Coroner Swansnn had gathered the facts and the body wns re moved to the morgue. Death was attributed to hearr failure. At the post-mortem inquest held at Cor oner Swanson's ofllce an autopsy was per formed by Dr. Mflroy and the jury returned a verdict of death from the excessive use of alcohol. Onri-pr of tinDtronMtd. . William L. Greene of Kearney was born on a larm In Plko county , Indiana , October n , 1849. He removed with his parents to Dubois county in the tame stitt-e , where dur ing Ills irly youih .ho worked ra a farm In the summer months and attended school in the winter. In this way he acquired nn education which fitted him to enter the academy at Ireland , Ind. , which Institution he attended for three years. Mr. Greene then nigaged In teaching and followed that profession until ho began the study of law. In 1876 he wus admitted'to the bar In Dloomlngton. Ind. , and began a successful practice in the Indiana courts. In 1SS3 ho removed with his family to Kearney , Neb. , which was his homo at the time of hir. death , nnd there resumed the practice of his profession. In his practice lie- has bcim successful and has mndoa general reputa tion as a criminal lawyer , as well as on < > of the foremost populist orators. In politics he was a democrat until 1SW ) , when ho JolneJ the populist party nt the beginning of that movement. In 1SD2 he was brought before the legifalature as a candidate for UnllM States senator acid came within two vote of being eleetcrl 'to ' HIT the position which William V. Allen has juut rellnntilthed. In ISM he. wnh clectod Judge of the.Twelfth Judicial district. Ho wns circled to thp Fifty-fifth congress as a populist , receiving lfi.37S votes , apalns-t l-i.841 votes for Addl- fron K. Cody , republican. His majority over Norris Brown In the o.lection Ittut full was 2,014 , he bolng re-elected to ofllce by n vet * of lf. , r > . Sorrow nt K iirm-y. KEARNEY. Neb. . March 11. ( Special Tel egram. ) The news of the midden death of Congressman Greene in Omaha was received here about 8:30 : and rpread rapidly thfoiieh- out the city. It has cast a deep gloom among his many friends and the members of his family are pnmtrated with griof. A delegation leaves on the midnight train for Omaha to escort the remains to his horns. It consists of Norris Drown , John T. Mal- 1 lulleu , C. W. Hoxle. K. O. H < mtrUor"nnd ) C. H. Scott. They expect to reach hero at j S 30 tomorrow afternoon. Nn arrangements i have been made In reference to the time of the funeral. ADMIRAL SCHLEY LIONIZED Hit S ] rh for the ( ( iinkcm , n Tribute lo Orvrrii. IN "IliiptnroiiNlx PHILADELPHIA , March 11. Admiral Schley was the guest of honor tonight at the annual banquet at tlie rive O'clock club , ono of the. prominent dining organi zations of itjlB city. The admiral was lionized by everybody nnd 'his speech in responding to n toast to Admiral Ce.rveru was rapturously applauded. HB | tribute to a fallun foe was beautiful ! ) expressed and hd paid the highest tribute to the character of the Spanish officer. Admiral Schley expressed his hearty ap proval of tbo law recently pnseed by con gress rt-organlztng the navy. He said thi * republic had nt last followed the oxampln of ItuuBja , Germany , France und England and made. It jraKlhle for the seaman , who by ( its valor adds to the grandeur of bis coun try , to achieve a commlmloiifd portion In tlio navy. DiEttngulhhed guests present worn : Sen ator Thumon of Nebraska , Senator Keun rf New Jersey , Admiral Melville , Captain Clark , late of the Oregon , nnd Congress men Loudonslager , McAlecr , Cannon and Boutolle. . iHllllfllll SI I IK0t AfTlTtl'd , PUEBLO , Colo. . March 11. Application of the Roxanna Gold Mining company , to i putont what Is said to be the richest por- > tlon of the land on which the Isabella Gold ' Mining company IB producing large quant i 1 tlcu of cold WUB denlod thU afternoon. This j is considered u victory for the IwihuJIu. ! lu-iniitiii orViiiii Mi-vuii. ' TOPKKA. Kan , March 11At 11 16 today Governor Stanley Ismu'd an order removing i from office State Insurance Ccmmlntiuner , \\ebb Mi Noll.