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Lawton's Column Makes Plying Trip to
East and North.
Twenty-Second Infantry and Dakotans At
tached to the Command ,
His Fire , However , is Only Maintained for
Fifteen Minutes.
American * Then Seek Well Knrnnl
llext In Sheltering Simile I'oree
Will I.nter SultiK to .Vorlh-
> Te t to .loin Mae Arthur.
MANILA. April 22. 7 p. m. General
Lawton started east and north at daybrcalc
today with a column of troops consisting
of the North Dakota regiment , two bat
talions of the Third infantry , the Twenty-
recond infantry , two guns of Scott's bat
tery , three tree | > s of the Fourth cavalry and
Oales squadron , equipped In light marcn-
Ing order. This force left at 5 o'clock this
morning over the Novallches road , tra-
xerelng the country previously cleared of
rebels , but subsequently reoccupled by
tbem. H Is to be presumed that General
Lawton by this movement will outflank the
enemy before Joining General MarArthur ,
north of Mnlolos.
The Dakcta regiment first encountered
the enemy In front of Novallches at 8lf )
a. m. The rebels opened flre on our troops ,
but their fire was silenced fifteen min
ute * later , the enemy retiring In bad order
and the Americans advancing along the
rough roads around Novnllches. Tliey were
considerably annoyed by the fire of the
rebel sharpshooters from the Jungle for two
At J ! o'clock in the afternoon the rebel ?
were In full flight , leaving many dead on
the field and our troops were compelled to
tiiko a brief rest In the shade as the heat
was overpowering.
Department Confident that Dewey IN
Silently I'nliiK Kvery Meanw for
TTirlr Ileneiie.
WASHINGTON , April 22. No word has
cometo the Navy department since last
Tuesday relative to the fate of Lieutenant
Gilmore and the fourteen sailors of the
Yorktown , who were ambushed and captured
at Baler , on the island of Luzon. Today
Secretary Long addressed an inquiry by
cable to Admiral Dewcy to ascertain whether
he could supply any further information on
this point.
The ft'ecreiary said he has no doubt the
admiral Is doing what is best to succor the
men and It Is suggested that he has re
frained from making public his plans to
prevent the insurgents from taking advant
age of the information to conceal their
The arrival of the Yorktown at Manila
has not yet been reported to ho Navy de
partment and It Is not known whether or
not it sailed from Hello , whence It reported
by cable the bad news to Admiral Dewey ,
or whether Commander Spcrry put -back
from Hello for Baler after having rein
forcements or additional boats.
. . j I
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( ( Ulcers Meet lloxllle Treatment frorn j
ItehelH While Treating for
MANILA. April 23. 10SO : a. m. Colonels
Kemcy and Lassars , Spanish officers , at
tempted to enter the rebels' lines yester |
day to confer with Agulnaldo regarding an '
exchange of prisoners , but failed. The
party , which was attired in full uniform , I
drove to the American camp and lunchcl
with General MacArthur. They then proceeded j
ceeded in a carriage , under a ( lag of truce ,
inward Calumpit , but were stopped * > y the
rebel outposts on the road , who assumed
a menacing attitude and refused to parley
with the commissioners. The latter were
compelled to return and took the evening
tral'i foi Manila.
The rebels before Calumpit have been re- i
ctutly reinforced by bodies of men from
tlie I'ampanga province and are now well In-
ticnrhed in the strongest position on wbat
Is pmctically an island formed by a tribu I
tary to the Itlo Grande. I
The United States transport Puebla has
arrhert with the headquarters and a part of
tbi- Ninth infantry , all well.
Ofllclal Information Heeelreil of
lawon' ( nipeilltloii to Clear
Country of Ilrlirln.
WASHINGTON , April 22. The War de j
partment today recelvtd a cablegram from [ I
General Otis nnnnua-liip ifae formation of a L i
new flying column under sominand of Gen [
eral Lawton and the I'jI'U'.lon of a new cam ' '
paign which Is expected t- > result in clearing '
out the jungle In the country north of Mi.-
nlla up to the foothills tt the mountains on j
the northeast and rp to the termination of '
the railroad at Hulac.in. The text of the
dUpatch was not male public- , but it is |
understood to agree closely with ths ac i
count of the movements contained Sn ihe j
Associated I'ress dltpatars from Manila.
ASIC MSAVI : TO itr.i.invi : r.Aiuuso.v.
Spaiiloh Wl li tn Carry Hnoear to Ile-
lenKuereil TroopN at Iluler.
MAPRin , April 22. At today's cabinet
council the ministers considered the fcltua- ,
tlon of the garrison defending Baler In the )
Island of Luzon , and It was decided to In
struct General Hlos , Spain's principal com
mander In the Philippines , to request Gen .
eral Otis to permit the Spanish troops still i
at Manila to go to the aid of the beleaguered
Mlnnrnntiuift Injured.
ST. PAUL. Minn. . April 22. Governor
Llnd today received the following cable !
niitigage from Colonel Ames of the Thir |
teenth Minnesota volunteers
MANILA. Apnl 21 Private * Nlcbola i ,
Hant-on and Ira S. Towle wounded severely ,
but not seriously
I.a rue llimiiurt Hull Thronged vrltli j
I'rlriiitu of senalor lit Crle- j
lirale A unit er > ar > , I
NKW YORK. Vi > rll ; . ' . -Tb * Mont auk club i
Raw a dinner uniybt in hntor of Senitor '
l > ei > e ab > u : . " ' fill * * ! * ami mrm'HTj HT-
( Inpf - 'n ( far | .knrtnet . ll Hug Stng'nr
l > r.ew t ( h ' r hi v T1" " b .s j us
handsnmely drcoratefl and Senator Depew
R < > t a rousing reception. President Moore
preHe1 and acted to jmaer. : ;
the PoMolflee Depnrtinrtit In
DUeriiiilnnflnu Hie Paper He
"WASHINGTON , April 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) W. II. Vnughan , former mayor of
Council Bluff * , who later conducted an after
noon paper in Omaha and at present Is ed
itor and proprietor of several weekly pub-
Mentions In this city , believes he has hern
made the .victim of persecution. His paper
has been refused permission to go through
the malls a second clas mall matter on
the ground that the circulation Is not bona
fide. Vaughan snys he Is not a Catholic ,
but IB opposed to all forms of bigotry Bid
as his paper has been attacking the Amer
ican Protective association he believes that
the postofflce people arc discriminating
against him on that ground. He says he
will fight the matter to the end.
Dr. W. J. Galbralth of Omaha Is In the
city. Senator Hay ward left for home this
Supervising Architect Taylor leaves for
Illinois tomorrow and until his return.
which will be about May 10 , he will not
name an Inspector to look over and report
upon sites for public buildings in Nebraska.
Meyer Branding of DCS Molnes , la. , and
Edward J. Truinbull of Union , la. , were
today appointed clerks In the railway mall
Postmasters appointed : Iowa Edward M.
Abraham , at Brookvllle. Jefferson county ;
N. W. Hamilton , at Kirkwood , Appanoose
county , and Martin Berger , at Mount Carmel -
mel , Carroll county. Wyoming Fanchioa
Patten , at Basin , Big Horn county.
"Major Lancaster Kvplalnn Practica
bility of VMiiK lleef on the Hoof
Iti Cuban
WASHINGTON , April 22. The Wade
court of Inquiry held a brief open session
today to listen to the reading of depositions
and to take the testimony of Major James
H. Lancaster of the Fourth artillery. Major
Lancaster said that while his command was
In Porto Illco it ate only native beef and
that it was relished. He expressed the opln-
ion that live cattle could have been landed
at Daiquiri , basing this opinion upon the
fact that while at Balqulrl he landed 700
horses. He thought 400 or f > 00 cattle could
have been landed within twenty-four hours.
A deposition was read from Earl D. Berry ,
a reporter of the New York Times. Mr.
Berry was present on January 31 last when
Sidney Relde of the Associated I'ress Inter
viewed General Miles. He said that he nud
Mr. Tlelde compared notes on the interview
and that their accounts agreed substantially.
The remainder of the day was devoted to
the examination of testimony and to work
upon the court's findings.
Cltlr.enm Alonir Itnule of Giiiibont
I'leail for a Sfiinnvrr.
WASHINGTON. April 22. Secretary Long
is beset with appeals of municipal officers of
towns and cities along the route of the gun
boat Nashville up the Mississippi river beg
ging him to direct the ship to stop to receive
the inhabitants. Today it was Cairo and
yesterday pomp lower river points that were
heard from. The secretary Is doing all In
his power to meet the wish of the people to
see the ship which fired the first shot in the
late war.
Independent Paper MIIK llake a VlK-
orouN Opposition to the Scheme *
of tlie Combine.
CHICAGO , Aurll 22. According to the
statement of a western paper dealer the
Paper trust is meeting with considerable op-
position In the west and will not be able
to control all the paper used by the news
papers In this country.
A paper company of Chicago , which re
sisted the overtures of the trust , controls
the output for four large mills In Wiscon
sin , with a capacity of 175 tons of print
paper a day , and also that of two eastern
mills , which will be able In a short time
to turn out 12u tons a day. A new mill
equipped with the latest and most improved
machinery is erecting.
The trust controls mills that produce 1,500
tons a day. With an opposition which can
put on the market 300 tons a day , the
dealer said , the trust will not be able to
have things its own way , and the newspapers
of the country will not be at its mercy.
The western dealers who handle the trust
product are said to be not altogether satis-
fled with the trust's methods of doing busi
ness and there has been some talk of these
dealers forming a combination of their own
and erecting a print paper mill at a central j
point largo enough to furnish all the paper
required by their newspaper customers. I
Hevcime Otllccr * Sneceeil In I.aylnir
IlanilH on .Man ; TliouxaaclK of
Contraband Cluarn.
KNOXVILLE , Tenn. . April 22. Deputy
Revenue Collector Henry Hart today seized
from wholesale dealers 32,000 cigars manu- i
facturcd by factory No. 314 of Lancaster , j
Pa. The cigars are of the Fernando , Mar- i
tella. La Rosa and Harmony Club brands.
The counterfeit stamps on the cigars are '
easily discovered , when compared with the I
genuine , the difference being In color of
paper and In the execution of the word ; j ;
"cigars. "
Mr. Hart will go to Chattanooga Monday ,
where be expects to seize 200,000 , which
he Bays are In the possession of the Carter !
Cigar company , which he claims is the t i
agent for the cigars in this section. The
cigars captured here today came from W. H.
Turner & Co. of Cincinnati.
It is estimated that 300,000 will be confis
cated In this district.
DENVER , Colo. . April 22. Internal rev.
enue officers have selted In Denver 40,000
cigars bearing counterfeit stamps. They
all , came from factories at Lancaster , Pa ,
National fin aril llear ivllli IMnnay
Hint II U Ordered On ! of
Hs In Icncr.
CLEVELAND , O. . April 22. Concerns- j
tlon has been created among the Ohio Na1 1
tlonal guard at orders disbanding the entire - j
tire organization wub the exception of a ,
few separate companies and mustering them |
out. This in effect will wipe the guard out , ]
of existence. Judge Kingeley ald tcnlght |
that ( he order b J jt > n issued because ,
of a general lack of discipline and because
the oiUcwi bad Ignored ordttre Usuod laet
winter when * H' were takn ta raorgan- ,
lie . tae guard after tBt war. ,
It U proposed to begin at tlie U > tto and j i
build a new mains. Tb U ponJ otDrerv i
wy ibv Biuinnt out order It lfe rwult of
j > 4ou < r engendered after the w r and
r'afur ' .be i > ui'ann | > ii returned b'lUic S"tne
r.f . iu. i ere ; jt. . r m-ncrcl oj1 were aming
the t-r * ifhe v wrs at the southern
( iojf * d r'"c the war , j
Nuptials of Eossberj'g
Popular Demi
Bride and Groom Appear Very Nervous
During the Marriage Oeremonji
Wedding Presents of Great Value Are Given
to the Happy Oonpl .
Sardou'o IVpir I'lny , "Hnlir | ilerrr. " t
lird l' | > and ( live * IrvInK' "
Transcendent Talents a
Fine Chance to Slilnr.
( Copyright , 1S93 , by Press Publishing Co. )
LONDON , April 22. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The wed
ding of Lady Peggy Primrose , second daugh
ter of Rosebery , with Earl Crew-e developed ,
to the surprise of every one concerned , into
a monster popular demonstration. Hours
beforehand crowds , mainly of well dressed
women , collected around Westminster abbey ,
blocking all the approaches. A large ad
ditional force of foot and mounted police
had to be called out to make a passage for
the carriages of the guests. The bride , ac
companied by tier lather. In a splendid state
coach , made a veritable triumphal progress
from the residence in Berkeley square to the
abbey and was cheered all the way by the
crowds lining the streets. The congestion
\ of trafilc was so great she was delayed
! twenty minutes on a flve-mlnute drive.
! The scene inside the abbey was brilliantly
, impressive. The sun streamed through '
' stained glass windows on the ancient carved |
oak choir stalls. In which was congregated
j j a uniquely representative gathering of men
j and women distinguished In letters , art ,
j politics and diplomacy England's most
j i noted beauties , its oldest nobility , its great-
! est millionaires. The prince of Wales hur-
rled across from Paris for the occasion ,
while all other royalties In London also
The whole pageant Is held ae testifying ,
despite his retirement , that Rosebery is the
biggest figure In the liberal party and has an
extraordinary hold on public esteem.
When Earl Crewe arrived , attended by
Earl Chesterfield , he seemed In excellent
spirits , but the strain of waiting for the !
bride , who was twenty minutes late , told I
on him so severely that when they at
last stood before the altar It Is difficult to
say which was the deadlier pale. She is a
tall 'brunette with soft brown eyes , a
slightly Jewish cast of coutenance and a very
pleasing and sympathetic expression. Her
i dress of whlto satin was thickly strewed
with diamonds and she wore onn bride-
j groom's prcstnt. a collar of pearls , around I
her neck. She was so nervous she could I ]
not even attempt to utter the responses ,
He was little better , but his singularlyI )
j | stiff , formal manner carried off his un- | i
easiness. He has regular , handsome ; '
features , somewhat of the fashion plate 1 '
order , hut a very starchy and distant manj I
ner. When driving back with his bride ; .
and Rosebery following In the next carriage .
It was a common remark by the women In [
the crowd that they would much prefer to i
marry the latter , he looked so much more ! |
. . ! !
Three Pretty IJ ride * in a 111 * .
Three of the eight bridesmaids were de
cldedly pretty. Miss Muriel Wtiite , daugh ,
ter of Henry White , was greatly admired j i
as she brought up In the rear of the bridal ]
procession with handsome Lady Juliette
Lowthcr , daughter of Lady de Grey , heri i
self the most beautiful woman In the
church. Lady Sybil Primrose , the brides
elder sister , is also a charming blonde.
Henry Wtiite was also In the choir with Sir
Henry Irving as companion , while William
Waldorf Astor , Miss Astor and Mrs. Adalr
were the only Americans noticeable In the
Over 500 presents were received by the
bride and bridegroom. Jewels received by j '
the former are valued nt $75,000. The
UothEchllds were responsible for most of
these costly jewels. A five-pointed diamond
mend etar was given by Baron Alphonse
Rothschild , the head of the whole liousc ,
being valued nt J15.000. The absence of any
J present from Queen Victoria , whose friend-
! ship for Rof-ebcry Is well known , excited
much comment. It has been stated In ex-
planatlon that the queen's notorious dislike
for second marriages caured her.to with
hold her countenance , but I hear'on the
contrary she is to give ttie carl and counters
of Crewo n special audience on her return
from the Hlvlera , when she will bestow n
handsome gift on the bride. Miss Muriel
White , who Is a bosom friend of Rosebery'e
daughter , pave a pretty miniature of herself -
self in a gold frame , and G. W. Smalley sent
a tea pot , cream jug and sugar basin In
silver. None of the Mnrlborough family j
or connections were at the wedding , owing
to tlie death of the dowager duchess of
Mnrlborough , nor did any of them send
presents. The bride has an Income of
J125.000 a year and J2BOO,000 , dowry , -while
an equal sum Is to accumulate pound Interest -
terost , and will be payable to her or ter
children tn ten years. But should she die
chlldlpfs all her fortune except her Income
of J2D.OOO per annum will revert to the
brothers and sister. The earl of Crewe'e '
Income Is stated to be 1200,000.
Surilon' * AIMV I'liiy.
Sardou's "Robespierre , " now tliat the In
evitable defects of a firet-nlgbt presenta
tion have been remedied , promises to run
prosperously to the end of the season. It
offers the bcenft painter and stage manager
excep''onal opportunities for a display of t
their arts , and provides Irving with a se
ries of varied and effective acting scenes. '
As n play It proved somewhat dlsapppolnt- I
ing to the first-night audience , but many |
cuts and alterations have now been made j
that hasten the action and serve to render
Its Imperfect construction less evident.
There Is practically no plot and no central I
dramatic idea. What little there Is leads
to nothing , and Is ro frequently lost sight of I
amid a mass of Irrelevant episodes that it
scon ceases to sustain the interest. The
play reduced Itself quickly to a succession
of semi- historical tableaux. The prin-
cipal one Is limited to the presence of r I
Robespierre , and In two or three elaborate I
scen B oven his flfc-ure Is absent and tie '
interest becomes entirely fragmentary. i
One really dramatic situation takes place i
In the third act between Robespierre and 1 '
his san. Oliver T. The mother has been I
arrested and RotMtpierre wishec to save her. '
Oliver , ignorant that
Robespierre Is hla > '
father. rfu , a * to give the necessary In- |
formation The scene is a long and sklll-
fully constructed one admirably played by '
In.ng . and Kyrk Utliew ,
In the fourth art Sardou ha * furnished
Irvloe with a vltion t.'ene , which calls lor ,
I a display of terrorized emotion In all Its
! phases. The singe represents the Interior
of the conclergerle at night. Irving tends
the jailer off and remains alone. A num
ber of women dressed In gray , supposed to
be phantoms , appear behind gratings and
slowly approach with silent gestures , while
Irving addresses them In frenzied accents.
He handles the scene with fine Intensity , but
the presence of flesh and blood women de
| tracts from the Illusion and nothing comes
of the fccae when completed.
The only scene where Irving and Terry
appear together , which on the first night
was rendered quite Ineffective by Terry's
nervousness. Is now played with fine pathetic
effect and elicits the warmest applause. The
scene Itself has the same defect as most
of the others. It leads to nothing. The
son of the two has been arrested and as the
I tumbrils ] , filled with victims , pass by on
the way to the guillotine they fear he may
be among them and peer through the blinds
In suspense. But the son Is not there and
the curtain fall ? , leaving matters exactly
as before.
The final tableau In the convention , half
of which end * with the suicide of Robes
pierre , Is a triumph of stage management.
The animation of the members and their
' fierce participation In all that occurs sur
passes In effectiveness any similar scene
that has yet been attempted here. There
are eight tableaux shown , nearly all re
markable for a scenic display and richness
of ' costume and finished co-operation of an
Immense cast. It Is on these qualities that
the success of the production principally
Immense Sum * Ilriinentheil to Chari
table 1'urponen by Wife of the.
Deail .Millionaire.
( Copyright , 1S39 , by Press Publishing Co. )
VIENNA , April 22. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The will of
the late Baroness Maurice de Hirsch , which
rumor says gives $100,000,000 to charities.
is not to be formally opened until May 1.
All the information regarding It obtainj
able here comes from members of her
adopted family at Brussels and an Intimate
j i friend j of hers In Paris. Although mention
J Is | made of bequests to the extent of $100-
j 000,000 ( , the actual bequests to charities so ,
far disclosed aggregate only about $12,000-
000. The late baron left J124.000.000. of
which $100,000,000 went to charities under 1
his will , which Is equivalent to the sum
now alleged to have been devoted to chari
ties. So probably there baa been some con
fusion between the baron's and the bar
oness' wills , as it is quite Inconceivable
that her fortune can be so gigantic as Is
now stated.
The baroness dispensed $40,000.000 of her
husband's estate In charity during her life
time and $20,000,000 Is bsnueathed to rela
tives. The elder of the baroness' two adopted
sons , Maurice DeForest Blschoffshclm , gets
the interest on $10,000,000 and in the'event
of his dying childless the principal goes to
charities. The second adopted son , a perma
nent invalid , gets $100,000 per annum -for
life. The complete list of the baroness' bene
factions so far as at present known is as
' follows i :
For Baron Hlrsch's New York fund for
the extension of schools and other Instltu-
tions there. $1,200,000 ; for the Oriental la-
raelite Normal school la Peris , for the malri-
itenance of colleges in the east , $ SOO,000 ; for
pension ? to teachers In if a snmo" instltu- .
tions ' , $600,000 ; for feeding and clothing the
J poorer pupils in the schools founded or to
'be founded by the Universal Israelite al-
llance. j $600.000 ; for the loan fund of the
Jewish Board of Guardians in London. $ GOO-
1000 ; for the Baron Hirsch institute in Mon-
ltreal t , $120,000 ; for the Home for Jewish
jj Working Girls , founded by the baroness ,
$600,000 ; for the committee of Jewish Be-
'nevolence In Paris. $1,000,000 , the Interest.
only J to be laid in loans and charities ; to be '
divided between the Maternity asylum of
Paris and the Society for Good Works , $200-
000 ; for the Jewish Colonization association
in London , $5.000.000. the Interest on which
must be paid over annually to the Universal i :
Israelitlsh Alliance of Paris for the main- j
tenance and extension of schools and other I j
institutions , and should the Paris alliance J
cease to exist the London alliance will have '
to devote the Interest on that sum to similar ] i
purposes primarily to institutions founded !
by the late baron , or to those recommended i
by him during his life ; for the jubilee fund j
In Austria , started by the baroness for the
support of boys and girls , $400,000 ; for i
the baron's primary schools In Gallcia , '
$600,000 , to which the baron had already
devoted $6,000,000 ; for the new fund for
small loans in Austria , especially Gallcia ,
$300,000 ; to each of twenty ofllces of the
Parts j Blenfaibance , { 5,0(10 ( ; for Jewish com
munities In Vienna. Bremen , Buda Pesth ,
Paris , Brussels. Mayence , Frankfort-on-the
Main and Munich , sums ranging from $20,000
to $40.000 and aggregating $200,000.
This list is not complete , as the baroness
also provided for her own and her husband's ' j
charities in the Austrian empire , acting gen- i !
erally on the principle of strengthening the i
magnificent funds established by her bus- !
band. Of the $200,000,000 , or thereabouts , left ; | |
by her husband she spent about half during
her lifetime and disposed of the remainder
in her will.
The text of this document , if published in
full , will be found , It is said , to contain
passages of great general interest referring
to princes and others in high station who [
were indebted to the Hlrsch family In large
sums. The delay in publishing the text of I j :
the document undoubtedly Is due to influI I
ence from the highest quarters here and In i '
other European countries. As under the i
Austrian law , unlike the English law , I
there is no public right to Inspect wills It
is quite possible that It may never see the
light in its entirety. It has been remarked I
that the baron and the baroness , In making - '
ing bequests for French charities In all I 11 I
cases followed the policy of Investing the
principal sum elsewhere than In France , i
fearing that In an antl-semltlc uprising ;
these might be diverted from the purpose j
Intended. None of the beneficiaries here has i
yet heard of the benefactions except through !
the newspapers and the eame holds good for
the Parlc societies mentioned.
l.liliilil Air for
( Copyright , 1S99 , by Press Publishing Co. )
VIENNA , April 22. ( New York World '
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Colonel 1
Hess of the Austrian engineering corps said 1
today : l
"I attended the blasting trials with com-
preyed air at the quarry of Obersleverlng
near here. The atmospheric air made liquid 1
by compression and low temperature mixed 1 ,
with oxldable substances proved an explo- j !
slve of great power and of the usual safety .
in application. The manager of the quarry i
who has been making many experiments j
with new explosives of all kinds declared 1 |
none ever proved so satisfactory.
"This invention will make a complete f
revolution In Masting. That It can be op-
piled to engineering purposes In war is also
possible , and I have mode a report advltlng
a series of experiments to be carried out
by the engineering corps. Not ° nly | E liquid I i
air a cfe explosive but It acts with great t I
smoothness and can be directed with greater ! ' '
accuracy than any explosive I have hitherto | <
seen used. " j .
Prof. Dewar , Interviewed here , pxpfftsfes i
entire skepticism us to the application of f i ' 1
liquid air to drive trains or steamer * for ' '
M.iaBilce purpiies. U had been ur-ed wi'h
gucress for Rome time I * connection with '
rthe MODI Gems tunnt' * orki. _ I ]
! TV Vl 'PlX A'P T\lT'T nTrPP
England Ends it Difficult to Fill Up Ranks
of the Army.
Military Authorities at Their WiU1 End to
| Qet Men Enough.
j Special Inducements of Pay and Pension
i Prove Fruitless.
Scotland nnd Irrlnnil the .Miilnntn ;
UK Heeriiltlnt ; ( ironml , lint
They Are > Ilneknrd
In the Mutter.
( Copyright , ISM. by Press Publishing Co. )
I LONDON , April 22. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) England
must , prepare to make a big financial sacri
fice if it wishes to avoid conscription In
some form. The
military authorities here are
at thelr wits' end to stimulate recruiting ,
which has shown a great falling off.
It was decided recently to add another
I battalion to the Scots Guards , hut so few
| recruits have come forward that special
permission has been obtained to enlist men
' in Ireland for this nominally Scottish regi
ment. But that is an old story , as there are
almost as many Irishmen as Scotchmen In
some of the famous fighting Highland regi
ments. Despite all the fresh Inducements of
j pay and pension recently offered involving
j a large additional charge on the nation , the
I army Is only getting the dregs of the pop-
i ulatlou.
Scotland especially Is backward. Even In
Ireland It is harder to get soldiers than
' formerly. This state of affairs is attributed
In ' some measure to the improvement in
| trade and the consequent satisfactory con-
. dltlon of the labor market , for It is a
| ' known ' fact that except In a few districts
In the north of England , Englishmen rarely
become soldiers except through want of
employment. It Is different In Ireland , but
there political feeling is a great drag ont
The army reformers Insist that the dlffls
culty can oe surmounted by paying at the
rate of the labor market and giving the
soldier 24 cents a day clear instead of de
ducting his rations from the pay as at
German * In Sninon Amnert He Inmilted
Them Muck Property
BERLIN , April 22. The Lokal Anrelger
today publishes two letters from Samoa
dnled March 23 One of them Is from Its |
special correspondent at Apia , Herr von i '
Wolffertdorff , and the other fron Herr Mar-
quardt , a promlnunt. . uerman. * * * sldent ot
Apia , who , under Tamasese. was military
instructor , and later under Mataafa and the
provisional government was Justice of the | !
peace until be resigned on the departure of j
Dr. ItalTel. the German president of the mu- ,
nlcipal government of Apia. From Herr j !
Marquardt's letter it '
appears that It was
he , and not Herr Huffnagel , who was arrested - ,
rested by Captain Sturdee. commander of |
the British war ship Poriiolse , for bearing
arms against the British bailors. He says I
he was taken on board the Porpoise , where , ] i
he Fays , he was grossly Insulted by Captain i
Sturdee , and that after fourteen hours' cap- '
tlvlty { , during which no proof against him ' '
was advanced , he was transferred to the
German war ship Falke. but with the con- j ;
dltion that he was not to leave It. j j
Herr Marquardt asserts that bis property 1
was stolen and destroyed by Malletoa Tanu's
hosts ) and that millions of other German ;
property was likewise destroyed. The writer | i
then asks who will pay the damages. | '
Herr von Wolffersdorff asserts that the I
British consul. Mr. Maxse. and Captain
Sturdee are both guilty of the grossest conduct -
duct in exceeding their treaty powers. He
asserts they treated the Germans like cap
tives and continued an almost Incessant
shelling of German houses under various
pretexts. He adds that the most Intense
indignation prevailed among the Samoan
Germans against the British excesses. Othcr-
wise , Herr von Wolffersdorff's reports agree j
with the German official reports.
i nt ICIno-Chon Alnriim the
Chinese AK ! tut 1011 r M w |
VICTORIA. B. C. , April 22. The presence I
of nearly the whole German fleet at KlooI I I
Chou , according to advices by the steamer
Athenian , is taken by the Chinese press to '
indicate l the possibility of extensive opera- [ , i
tions t and the Chinese are seriously alarmed , i
With a desire to remove causes of friction j
with Germany , the tsung li yamen has vol- j I
untarlly dismissed three mandarins , for
whose disgrace Baron von Heyklng , the Ger
man representative at Pekin , has pressed for
some time past I
The Athenian has advices to the effect
that very serious agitation against Europeans
prevails throughout the whole of China. The j (
ministers of the powers at Pekln have dlsI I
cursed the question of again aeklng their i ,
respective governments for detachments of
troops from the war ships to guard their
legations. 1
Senonllon In I'nrln Snlnn ,
( Copyrlsht , 1599 , by Press Publishing Co. )
PARIS , April 22. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) One of the
best known French orientalist painters has
sent j to the salon a contribution that is the
talk , of Parisian studloe. At first sight U
seems , to bo a reproduction In miniature
and carved work of a facade of a Moorish
edifice. , Outside the door of the building
there , stands a janissary with a drawn sword.
On , pressing this the janissary moves to one
, side , the door opens and a panel is displayed
on , which the artist has depicted the Moor
ish dancer in the act of executing the most
characteristic and eccentric of eastern
dances. The reallfm of the picture Is re-
markable , but the trick by which it Is height
ened is condemned on artistic grounds.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Miirronl'x Wlrelenn TeleKrHph ) ' .
( Copyrleht. 3899. by Press Publishing Co. )
LONDON , April 22 ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The re-
ported I developments In wireless telegraphy
have i given an opportunity for a successful
onslaught upon the stock of cable compa-
nles on the London exchange this week.
Expert ' opinion here , however , Is skeptical
regarding Marconi's system ever being ap-
piled to < TosR-Atlan' lc work , tind Marconi
hirnsrlf Is careful not to guarantee that ll
would succeed Anyway ho does not intend
f > try transatlantic work at present as the > I
Initial outlay would be large He U bucy j
Weather Forecast for Nebraska
Showers ; Cooler.
1 Olid I'lnttn Vnother Kxie | < lltliin.
bnellVeililliiK In London.
Knulnnil Nreilx n I-ot of Hermit * .
IllBh Wntcr In thr Mlniour ) .
2 .Iiihn Hull Cheer * I | i tupleSnni. .
Cerninnj nnd the Ment Hill ,
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JtlUN llorloeUer ( Sltr n NtMV Honil.
l'r < iKre < < ( if Alnret In * e lluntlon.
i\ldetire In the ( ienrce Trlnl.
1 J.tint % \ eel In Oniithn Soelety.
, - , le ev nnil the ( ierninn Ailnilriil.
Kelmes o' the Ante Ittioni.
0 Mitnrtliij' * HUMIlnll ( iiiine * .
Colleulniih \ \ In at rlieon.
7eiiN of the ItnllronilM.
Aflnlf. ntonth Oinnhn.
10 In the \Vnrlil of AniiiKenieiit.
Muilenl HevleM of the Week.
11 Comllllon of ( linnlin'Trncle. .
Cdiiiiiierrlnl mill I'ltinnelnl > ev < * .
IS Council IIlnlTK I.oenl Mutter * .
Ill IOMII > e > Tnml Comment.
1(1 ( On n Tour of the AVorlil.
IT SUetch of Senator Hoar.
HnlxliiK Po\en for lAnr .
IS In the noinnlii of AVomnii.
II ) " 1'liinlntIon I'liKeiiiitn. "
io l > illtnrlnl unit Comment.
-I Crnnt Vmonu the > eKroe .
I'o ll > llltle of Indention.
-2 Oiiinhii'w Inillnn Concre .
; -'t " . \K"thn AVelili , " Serlnl Slor.v.
j -t "The .loxhljn Itennlon. "
I With the Wheel ) , mill Wheelmen.
j US Sporllnu llei ten of the \VcrU.
! l' ( ! llrnrir llrerr.y Cilpltnl.
Temperature nt Oninliu > eMerilnyi
Hour. leu. Hour. le j.
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daily at Dover perfecting the work of his
appliance across the English channel and
has made many improvements which insure
the success of his slxty-nlno mile trial
shortly from Dover to _ Dieppe.
Senteiiei * Mny He Siltluiiteil.
( Copyright , I ? ? . " , by Press Publishing Co. )
, LONDON , April 22. ( New York World
j ] Cablegram 'Special ' Telegram. ) Since the
notorious Dr. William Mannsell Collins , who
was sentenced to seven years' Imprisonment
for f killing Mrs. Uzlelll toy an illegal opera
tion , has been In prison , powerful Influences
j i have * bten brought to bear to secure an
j | amelioration of his treatment. The first
| nine-months' sentence is passed in solitary
confinement , which Is said to have unhinged
Collins' inlnd , so his release is now spoken
of. He has been removed to Portland prison ,
where he is engaged in stitching mail bags.
Dr. 1 Whitmarsh , who got twelve years for
0t similar offense , had his sentence reduced
to three , and It Is fully expected the home
secretary will shortly release Collins on
condition . that he leave the country. The
home secretary can release prisoners with
out publicity and can refuse to answer If
questioned ; on the subject In Parliament.
. Patrick Delaney , a notorious Irish re
former of "Invincible" conspiracy fame , who
got penal servitude for life , was. released
after four years' imprisonment and was
Identified a few months later 'by a former
assistant In Australia , although the home
secretary ! for the time being 'had denied that
Delaney had been liberated.
Lieutenant Wark of the Royal artillery ,
who got three years in connection with Miss
Yale's death by an Illegal operation , has
been ' awarded the $10,000 legacy which ehe
left ' him and which her relatives at first
, t Secret Coiiiiiil * > Nlmif < .
( Copyright. 1539 , by Press PubllshliiK Co. )
LONDON , April 22. ( New York World Cablegram -
blegram . Special Telegram. ) Lord Chief
Justice Russell has introduced a bill Into
the House of Lords making the giving of
secret commissions in trade a penal offense
under very severe penalties. The extent of
this abuse here is incredible. It amounts to
a serious tax upon British trade. So rei
markable j were the examples of It mentioned
by Lord Russell thtit his bill passed the see-
end reading without a division. He showed
that ' it was the practice among printers' Ink
manufacturers ' to give a handsome commis
sion to machinists on newspapers In consid
eration of the latter wasting Ink and in
many cases burning It in the furnace. It
has been proved that medical practitioners
have been accustomed to recommend undertakers - !
takers and the latter In return gave them I
the use of carriages to make their rounds , i
The governing body of the medical profession -
sion ' has called upon the London Chamber '
of Commerce , which began this agitation '
against secret commissions , to substantiate .
Us charges and promises that In every case
in which such a thing is proved against
1l practitioners 1 they will be publicly de- j
nounced. I
Murllinroimh to He llelnxtiitril.
' Copyrleht. lf > 33 , by Press Publishing Co. ' (
BERLIN. April 22. ( New York Worlc
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Regarding
the report that the duke of Marlborough Is
to bo reinstated as prince of the princl-
pallty of Mlndelhelm by the regent of BaI I
varla. Prince Lultpold , on the birthday of !
the mad king , Otto , next Thursday , the I
Bavarian minister here , Count von Larchenj j
ield I , raid today : !
"Although I decline to take the reiponsl- |
blllty of absolutely denying the trutU or
the report , I am strongly Inclined to be-
llevo that It is unfounded , as the king' *
birthday , owing to well known circum-
stances. Is not celebrated In any way , cer-
tnlnly net by the conferring of tltleu and
decorations. "
The "well known circumstances" referred
to , mean the king's Insanity. If the duke
of , Marlborough were to be reinstated In
the principality it would Impose upon him
the obligation of military service In the
German army and allegiance to the kaleer ,
which he Is scarcely likely to desire to
KnullK.li CniillulUlN liny III net. .
( Copyright , jy9. by Press Publishing Po )
LONDON , April 22. . ( Now York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) "The reported - i
ported sale cf W. S. Stratton'B gold mining
property at Cripple Creek
to a corporation i
of London Is quite true , " said Mr. Strut/- '
Ion's agent today , "and one of the leading
mines of the group will be floated In this !
country in a few days under the title of I
giratton'e Independence. ' The capital will '
bo KiGO.OOO in M shares , of which (100.000 i
will be set atlde as working capital , the !
price of the property being tl.OOO.dOO in fully
paid shares. "
T. A. Rlckard , state geologist of Colorado ,
reports very favorably of the mine , -while i
Stratton expresses the belief that a surplus
of profits available for distribution will work
out at a rate of 16.000 per day.
/rlnyn riinnne II Ik Cronnd.
MANAGUA. Nicaragua April 21. ( Via '
Halveon , Tex. , April S2. ) President I
Zelaya and bis cabinet have temporarily
moved the government edict * to Jinotepe , In
the mountains southeast of Managua
United States Minister William L. Merry i
bat arrived at Oreytoun on bis way to BlueI I
fields , in good health. J
Water is Now Higher Than it Woe Two
Years Ago.
Many Poor Families Are Driven from Their
Humble Homes.
Some of Them Hare No Means and May
Soon Suffer.
Oinnhn HrltlRe nml Termlnnl Com-
IIIIIIJ'K Property llemulnn I'liln-
Jnrcil IIHrr linn INntr Very
\enrly lleneheil Dancer Line.
More actual damage has been done by the
Missouri river to the squatters on the low
lands between California and Ilurdetm
f-trretu during the InM twenty-four hour *
than nt any time during the laet eighteen
years. The trouble hns been caused by the
water backing up through the sewer at the
foot of California street. Forcing its way up
the dike it soon overflowed , covering the low
bottom laud. At first It was not thought
there would be any necessity for removal
of goods as the squattere have seen suth
rises before. Friday night , however , the
water reached many of the houses and Blno
then sudden removals have t > een the order
of the clay. Twelve families In the vicinity
of Eleventh and Izard nnd Tenth nnd Nich
olas streets left their homes Saturday morn
ing after hnvlng spent n very damp nigh'
One family floated out Its goods in thi <
water , household tabby swimming witli
them. On reaching land the goods wcro
starked upon the railroad track , as the
trains could not get to them on account i.f
intervening water. The man wns asked
what he Intended to do. He said be did no-
know , ns he bad no work and had had none
since last September. He had no money
with which to secure a room for his wife
and household goods In fact , the enforced
banishment from his home was n heai y
, blow to him and left him without a roof or
j funds to procure one.
I The city pound at Tenth and Nicholas
' streets became a haven of refuge for three
families of Russians. Inhabited by sixty-
two canines , whose owners did not think
enough of them to pay their taxes , the
pound Is still large enough to accommodatg
quite a number of human beings. It Is sur
rounded by water ,
entrance being by a
crossing over thick ties.
The Eureka Ice company's plant opposite
the pound Is surrounded on two sides by
water. Workmen were engaged in banking
the sides of the Icehouses to water could
cot get through.
Tukc ItefiiRc on Smnll Inlnnil.
An island , perhaps thirty paces square ,
was formed at Tenth nnd Paul streets.
Four families took refuge upon It. with
their chattels. Several doge , cats , chickens
nnd one cow -were among the live and pet
stock saved. One man purchased lumber
and commenced building himself another
( UHJC within an hour after he had trans
ferred his household effects to the Island.
He said he proposed to name his dominie
" Noah's Ark. " The only thine that trou
bled him was that he had no dove to send
out In search of a twig and would have to
substitute one of his Shanghai chickens.
He took his expulsion from his hoin philo
sophically and said he proposed to niaka
| the bef-t of It.
- Fortunately , ho has a posi
[ tion , with some ready money , but others
i who were driven out have not a single dollar
I lar with which to secure the transfer or
their goods to a place of safety or to rent
| a new home.
The water extended up the river along
the railroad tracks to Burdette street. At
Spencer the current found Its way througli
the conduit In its search for an outlet to the
HiiKlut ; Torrent.
Along the railroad track of the Omaha
Drldco & Terminal company the water
nweeps llko a raging torrent. Williln a few
Inches of the danger line the current seems
to toy with the stone-protected hank in n
vain effort to break over. At the foot of
Nicholas ttreot six families were driven
from their homes on the east side of the
Hack. One had a merry time yesterday
afternoon getting a calf from a shed to a
place of safety. Guns and fishing rods were
removed to dry ground , while household
effects were left to meet their fate In tlie
water. More stress appeared to be laid
upon the saving of the sporting utenflls
than on keeping furniture dry.
At the foot of Webster street twelve fam
ilies found their homes inundated and
everything was moved out. Patrick Coyle ,
who hns llv d there nn n high knoll for
the last thirty-two years. Is the only Bet-
tier who has foiled to leave Ills home. It
will require u greater rise than that pre
vailing nt present to drive him out. Ho
stated yesterday afternoon that there wui
moro water In the bottoms than he haa
seen since 18S1. The water did not get
ovtr the railroad tracks two years ago ,
but this year one must hire a boat to pass
along the tracks next to the river. For
a distance of fifty yards the tracks are
covered wild water , although the current
is not swift enough to do them any Injury.
A rise of a few Inches , however , will fill
the yards of the I'nlon ' Pnc-iflc nnd nert-s-
fcitate a cessation of work temporarily In
tbo tlioj.s.
Driven from Home ,
I3y the water pouring Into Florence leko
and thence Into Cut Off lake about 200
persons have been driven from their homes ,
the majority of them leaving their houbo-
bold goods behind in thu hope that tha
wattr will recede before a removal Is ne
cessitated. The water har spread over ihe
bottom from Courtland Beach to Sherman
avenue. It rose about two feet Friday runht
in Cut Off lake and five inches In Florem-o
litle. : As the latter is much higher than
Cut Off lake , the squatters In the vicinity
of the latter anticipate a gtlll greater rise
and are preparing for It.
The water In Florence lake is consider
ably higher than it was two years ago , while
In Cut Off lake It IB estimated to be at
least a foot .
higher. Squatters who were
not troubled by the rUe irt that time arc
threatened with an overflow now , the wa'cr
having filled their cellars and surrounded
their hous.es. The Union Pacific sidetrack
leading to Swift und Company'e ice houses
has been submerged and men are engaged
la trying to save It. The current batttinrpt
around to the bouthwost ilde of the lul.e
and threatens the destruction of the bousra
near the west end of the old wagon bridge
to Courtland bench.
DeKlriiellnn of Proper ! ) Tlirenfeneil ,
At Florence lake the wnter bus backed up
around Hamilton' ) ) uw mill and unlctc K
leredi-e KHJQ serious damage- may be la-
flirted , as the building In entirely sur-
luuntled. Further down tuviurd tht old

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