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Terrible Disasters of the Last Few Daji
Cause an Epidemic of Insanitj.
Eruption of Mount Pelee In Martinique
Start Them Along Gloomy Path,
Artronomer Evokes Theory that Earth is
to fie Bent Into Fragments.
Explosion Will Follow Which Will
Wreck the Plaaet and' Divide
it Into Several Small Onea
Which Will Soon Die.
(Copyright 192, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 24 (New York World Ca
blegram Spocial Telegram.) Th disaster
at Martinique and neighboring West Indian
Islands have unbalanced many people. A
dosnn rases of Insanity are recorded In
Paris alone and several others In the
provinces. Out of them all only three are
ascrlbable to grief at loss of relative In
Bt. Pierre, while the rest were due to
terror. '
Young Mme. Martlono, married a . year
go, unable to receive new from her hus
band, who went to Martinique a few week
go to Install a new electric tram line, fa
tally hot herself and her baby yesterday.
The aged Countess Rotrou fell dead on re
ceiving confirmation by cable of the death
of three son who had gone there four
months ago to examine a plantation they
had Just Inherited. A whole family of five
committed aulclde In Marseilles because.
heretofore wealthy, the destruction of their
property In St. Pierre has ruined them.
Continuous rain and strangely overcast
skies have upset the minds of some people
nd give substance to the numberless pre
dictions lately issued by fanatics that the
end of the world is coming. Counties
number admit feeling of nervousness,
though yet able to laugh at their own ter
rors. Others are constantly being conveyed
to hospitals, gone mad upon reading about
the Texas tornado, a new volcante eruption
or some other catastrophy.
The newspaper editors receive numerous
request from subscribers to discontinue
their papers because reading about erup
tion, tornado and earthquake prove
distracting to the women of their houses.
Jules Planquette, brother of Robert
Planquette, the composer of the opera
"Chime of Normandy," a noted, professor
of geology, wrote yesterday a long letter as
erttng that the earth la about to be shat
tered by a number of amaller planets. Then
ha hanged himself in order not to witness
the horrible moment. Evidently he, too,
bad gone crasy.
Evolves a, Startling Theory.
Planquette had previously entertained a
theory that the rcent eruption were
caused by a vacuan '-nald the earth, which
presently would result In a vast suction of
air through the crater, the oxygen giving
the Inside fire tremendous: activity; that a
great universal quaking of the earth would
follow, opening crack la the bottom of the
tea, the water of which would pour through
them and the enormoua quantity of liquid
would Immediately be converted Into steam
pressure, which soon would burst the earth
asunder. This would not necessarily kill
all It inhabitants, but the human race
would be divided Into colonies en the v
oral fragments of the earth, which would
continue to revolve In concert, but be sep
arated a the moon 1 from the earth now,
until each piece, being much amaller, would
(row cold more quickly and In about five
centuries the human race would become ex
Tha statement 1 confirmed that suppos
edly extinct volcanoes In the center of
France, one at Auvergne and another near
Creusot, emit rumbling and the neighboring
village are panicky. The whole region
around Pau and Blarrlts 1 shaken by alight
earthquake almoat dally. The municipal
council of Pau telegraphed a request to the
minister of the interior to appoint com
mission of scientists to examine whether
there I any likelihood of volcanoes In the
Bow Generally Recognised In France
, ' Equal to the Beet Aao.
(Coryrlght. 190J, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 24. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) W. K. Van
derbllt. Jr., la now recognised In Franc a
the equal of the beat French automobile
crack. The paper publish biographies of
him and the Illustrated papers show him
la a hundred ways. He hold the kilometer
record for petroleum machines, bat th
Eerpollet ateem vehicle retain th best
record for speed, which fact Mr. Vanderbllt
ays gall him night and day. as he favor
petroleum fuel. Therefor be baa Just or
dered a sew machine to be specially built,
regardless of expense, embodying several
of hla owa improvement. With th new
automobile he Intends to smash all record
from one to tea kilometer, everybody re
gret that the breaking of a driving
sprocket threw Mr. Vanderbllt out of the
two days' road race organised by the min
ister of agriculture to determine the su-
perlorlty of alcohol as a fuel, because his
running la the first two hours Indicated
that be waa the moat likely to win. An
other American automoblliat making hi
mark her la David Wolfe Bishop, a New
lork millionaire.
n k.i. ri ni-k.
Earl Who Vowed to Wed Gatekeeper'
Daaghter to Become Haabaad
( Noble Dmi,
(Copyright, 1802, by Press Publishing Co.)
BKRL1N. May 24 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The betrothal
of Earl Beaucbamp and Lady Letiie Uroa
veaor, a sister of th duke of Watmtntr,
dlspoee of a pretty romance which for
year haa hung around thla handtom young
nobleman name. It waa said that b fell
1 love when SO year old with th beautiful
daughter of the gat keeper of hla country
mansion. Madresfield Court, and pledged
himself to marry her wbea aha should be
educated up to the position t which she
r-at to be called. Bine then Beaucbamp
baa been governor of New South Wales, a
poaltiea te which his tasxpeiisace brought
lamentable ftllur. Kow h Is chiefly noted
for the wonderful collection of aauJt boxes
a aa gathered at Immense ooet.
BnJItr Martla r.lrfi an Ktf
talament Which la tailed a
Jewel Competition.
(Copyrteht. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 24. (New York World Ca-
blegr.m-Speclal Telegram. )-Mrs. Bradley
Martin decided to mark tn eoa 01 ner
Parla season with as entertainment which
naa been much discussed, beforehand since,
play competition." Seventy people aat at
I ten tables In the private salon in the
Elysee Palace hotel. The two adjoining
dining rooma were also utilized that an
orchestra placed In the one furthest re-
mlht wft ,u melodic tnm afar.
umiskuii ; autuiu(rau; ' wm luinri saiiuu.
It had been announced that Mrs. Bradley
Martin was going to wear even more Jew
elry than she usually does, having recently
acquired an enormous amount at various
auction sales of historic heirlooms which
five experts bad been working on In her
own apartment, spending six weeks In re
pairing and resetting according to Mrs.
Bradley Martin s Ideas. But she was so
mocked by the Paris press because of her
love of exhibiting heavy gems in the French
salons that she concluded to disappoint ex
pectancy and appeared In a lovely dress of
lavender gray velvet, the only ostentatious
ornamentation of which was trimming
laced with diamond studs. Many of the
women invited, not wishing to be outdone
by the hostess, went literally loaded with
precious ornaments. Among the few who
succeeded in making an impression without
showing bad taste was Mrs. Arthur Paget,
whose diamond dog collar was a unlquo
specimen of massive splendor; Mr. Astor
and Mrs. Stuyvant Fish. Mrs. Astor wore a
dress of white satin brocaded with black
velvet and trimmed with rows upon rows
of -costly pearls around neck, wrist and
waist, and even on the lower hem, while
on the front the gems formed an apron-like
cascade. Mrs. H. Lehr wore no Jewels, yet
she looked charming In a gown of black
and gold. Mrs. Kerntchan wore eight rows
of pearls about her neck, every pearl of
which once belonged to some crowned head.
One of the handsomest women present waa
Mrs. Bayll of New York, who Inaugurated
the latest fashionable decolctte the dress
cut square in front, as low as possible.
while Use back was cut V-shape down to
the waistband. Among the other guests
were Count Montsaulnln, Mrs. Ronalds,
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, Earl Cairns, Mrs.
Orivold Grey, Baroness de Sellllere, Mrs.
Reed, Arlstarchl Bey, Mr. and Mrs. Munroo,
Count and Countess Chandon de Brlalles,
Messrs. Edward Tuck, Luckmeyer, Harrl-
man, Gerbry, Cutting, Thome, Baldwin.
Raul Duval, Otis, Reverend, Morgan and
Priace Dellgne.
Aronaon Discovers n New Violinist
nnd an Amrrleua Tenor la
Highly Honored. '
(Copyright. 1803, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 24. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Rudolph
Aronson claims to have discovered In Buda
Peath a violinist wonder named Jeroslor
Koclan, who will eclipse Kubellk. Mr.
Aronson says he has engaged Koclan Ira
mediately for an American tour, guaran
teeing mm iioo.uoo. Koclan la to appear
Bret In publlo in London May 2G, then at
William Waldorf Astor' muslcsl on June
7, and In New York early In November.
Mr. Aronson add that he ha associated
with him In thla enterprise Joseph Letter
of Chicago, and Mr. Arkell, th former
owner of Judge.
William Caatleman, an American tenor,
haa achieved the astonishing distinction
of being chosen to create the part of
Slgfrled In the first Paris production of
"Gotter Damerung."
Maurice Maeterlinck' new play, "Mon-
nia Via," is a psradlcal departure from hi
usual method, being a perfectly clear
melodrama. The critics agree that there
are a number of exquisitely written scenes
but that the action la slow and improvable,
The Bernhardt theater will open next
week with the great Italian tragedian
Jean de Reaxke Intends to start a move
ment to get an engagement for Miss Van
Bandt, th wonderful American soprano,
who waa driven from Parla twelve year
go for appearing unsteady on the stage,
The new grand opera, "Orsala," has an
awfully somber tone of the period of the
Venetian republic,' with much murdering.
Th music, by the two Hlllemancher broth
ers, is rather learnedly northern and cold.
A little American-Chinese play, "The
Cat and th Cherub." by Fernald, used as
a curtain ralaer at Rejanea theater, ha
been delighting Parla audience, winning
unanimous praise. Rejan I going to Lon
don tor a coronation engagement. So Is
Sarah Bernhardt.
London Society Still Talklnw of Meet
ing Between Connte of War
wick and First Lsuly.
(Copyright, 1902. by Frees Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May 24. (New York World Ca
blegram 8peclat Telegram.) -Everyone Is
still talking of the wonderful effect created
by the countess of Warwick at the last
court. In white dress and rose-colored
velvet train she easily carried off th palm
for regal beauty and stateltness. She wore
a Marl Antoinette curl down the neck
which several other women tried, but found
unbecoming. She presented her daughter,
Lady Marjole Orevllle, who I handaoms.
but Inherit her father' somewhat thick'
set figure. King Edward received the beau
tiful countess with marked graclousness.
while the queen merely gav a stereotyped
bow and then looked to the next comer. It
was a critical moment the meeting of
these two women and all eye were
trained to see how they would comport
themselves under th ordeal. Neither one
displayed th slightest nervousness, but it
waa noted that the countess' demeanor had
en added touch of haughtiness as she p-
I nrn..hed tha nusen and aweiit naut th.
r r - -
presence with an air somewhat suggesting
conscious triumph In tb yssra since they
had met face to face. The queen, on the
other hand, received Mrs. George Klppel
with an especially agreeable smile and the
king beamed all over hla face at the aame
time. When th king and th queen walked
through the gallery where the guests were
drawn up both stopped and spoke for quite
a while with Mrs. Keppel, who looked very
handsome and debonair In a magnificent
whit dreaa and biasing coronet.
Her again th king spoks to tb countess
of Wsrwlck. but th queen passed on with
out exchanging a word or a glance In her
Toletol I Again 111.
LONDON, May 24. Th agent la Eng
land of Count Tolstoi, th Russian novelist
and reformer, telegraphed th Associated
Press today confirming the report that Tol
tol I again 111. H I suffering from ty
phoid fever. Hi temperature la 101 and
hi mind, la lucid,
Brtins and Hot Society LighU Wanted to
Lead Great Britain'! Troops.
Extravagant Living Keeps Many Capable
Men from Serrioe in the Army.
Private Income Needed to Piece Out Salary
in This Department of Army.
Disclosures of Inefficiency In Sot
Africa. Likely to Lead to n Revo
latlon In Organisation
of the Army.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May 24. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The system
of educating British army officers has been
declared by a committee of experts, after
elehteen montha of Investigation, to be
effete, rotten from top to bottom. The re
port explains the secret of much that ha
happened in South Africa In the attenc
to subdue the Boers.
Sandhurst, the British West Point, it
equivocally condemned. The whole t
of training, mental, moral and physic.
will be radically altered. The existing sys
tem, the committee asserts, offers no re
ward for seal or ability and an officer's ad
vancement depends upon anything but
knowledge and efficiency In other words.
It depends entirely on seniority and favor
itism. An officer, especially mentioned for clev
erness and energy, gains nothing unless he
has "pull" of some sort.
The extravagaat living, especially In the
cavalry, will be checked. Polo tourna
ments will be prohibited, while regimental
coaches and pack of hound will be abol
ished. The time-honored notions, that the
biggest dandies make the best officers and
that the sedulous cultivating of sports and
pastimes, at the expense of professional
duty, equips a man to be a successful com
mander, at last have been exploded by the
bitter humiliation In the South African
The possession of a considerable private
Income has hitherto been an essential to
holding a commission in a cavalry regi
ment, owing to the regimental expenses,
which now will be cut down. The commit
tee asserts that a between money and
brslns It Is better that the army should
have the latter.
Censored Telegram! Not Trnthfnl.
Even more sensational than this sweeping
report is the second volume of the Times'
History of the 8outh African War," In
which the mismanagement of the Natal cam
paign and Buller's blunders are remorse
lessly exposed. Battles like that at Talana
hill were brazenly described la censored
dispatches brilliant British victories,
and now, for the first time. It Is admitted
that they were overwhelming defeats.' The
whole truth about the humiliating disaster
at Nicholson's Nek, the flight of Orimwood's
Infantry brigade and the cavalry stampede
are described with painful minuteness, the
account wtndng up with an admission that
the surrender, though premature, "was not
more humiliating than many Instances In
which the struggle was abandoned when
there was much better hope of escape or
The most startling part of the criticism
of Buller' conduct la hi abandonment of
hla guns at Colenso, the lamentable failure
at Splonkop and the historic hellogram di
recting General White to surrender Lady
smith. A pitiful picture Is alio painted of the
panic of cad in the War office by Buller'
contradictory dispatches, on moment refus
ing reinforcement, the next counselling
Balfour 1 complimented for hi firm,
courageous counsel at this critical moment.
At hi suggestion Buller waa ordered by
cable to either persevere or come horn.
If Buller haa any defense It 1 believed
that he will be stung by this merciless In
dictment Into making It at all risks.
The book affords the first glimpse, partial
and restrained, of fact In th South Afri
can campaigns, which the most rigorous
censorship ever known hitherto contrived
to conceal.
Dublin Coo Doing a Proatuble Baal-
ness In Selling the
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
DUBLIN, May 24. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) It Is a singu
lar fact, and one caualng much speculation
among scientist as to the reason for, that
nowhere out of their own habitat do lion
breed so freely a in Ireland. The Dublin
too la noted for regular litter of young
Hon, which are exported at very profitable
price to all part of tha world. One Hones
lon in sixteen years has contributed cub
worth $7,000 to th zoological society ex
chequer. In all 217 Cuba have been born
and reared In the Dublin Hon house and
over $25,000 haa been realized from their
ale. The Irish Hon in tact haa coma to be
known to zoologists, menagerie and trav
eling shows mors Intimately than the far-
famed British variety.
Leader Are Net te Be Hastened :
Conferences with Their
LONDON, May 2J. Th development in
the South African peace aituatlon today
bear out all tb detail cabled to th i
soctatsd Press.
A member of the government said:
"You are personally correct la Insisting
that everything Is settled and that tha war
la at an end. It may be, however, that sev
eral week will elapse before a definite an
nouncement can be made. We want to give
the Boer leaders every cnanc In their con
ference with their follower and that take
British Blunder Denounced.
LONDON, May 24. Th second volume
of the London Times' "History of the
War," which ha Just appeared. Is attract
log attention because of It scathing de
nunciation of British generals and the Wsr
office. The criticism Is given additional
weight by the fact of It appearing under
the auspices of "The Thunderer." No
enemy of Great Britain could more frankly
aeoounc Brulaa blunders.
Accident to Severe Deters Many front
Following; Ont Their Ideas
In This Line.
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Mav 14 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram. )-The accident
to Severo's airship, Psx, has deterred three
lt .. , . 1 . . . t. - . t ...I.
uicuuiUK lumriiiuri lur i uvj 01. iwui. iai. i
priie. Mr. Blight, an Englishman who had
been keeping twenty workmen busy for six
months, has sold his balloon for Junk and
has advertised the shed be built on the out
skirts of Paris for sale by auction. Jerome
Pascal, a Frenchman, who haa two balloons
completed, tried for Ave days, but unsuc
cessfully, to induce somebody to make an
ascension witn mm. wnen a young aero-
naut finally accepted, Pascal' heart failed
htm completely and he sent the World'
Paris bureau a humorous letter requesting
the correspondent to publish that hla bal
loons, patents and appliances are for aalo
cheap to any American desiring the best
untested machine Invented for entering the
St. Louis competition. A third man has
also abandoned his airship propriety. Two
Americans, brothers, named Pollard, ar
rived here the week before the Pax acci
dent, bringing plans for a machine they in
tended ulld and try here. They saw the
trag . save concluded to sail home
ner i"' ay. Sachet, the young engi
ne .s -with Severo, was burled in an
) nl8 body being followed to the
.few. His young widow and babe
.ged father and mother, whose sole
. he was, have already received from
.J iptlons $5,000. Severo's funeral was
Impressive owing to the participation
.razllian officials here.
Desires to Search Leopold Yncht for
HI Wife, bnt I Summarily
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 24. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) King Leo
pold s yacht Alberta, in which be Is now
cruising on the northern sea. Is being
dogged by a smaller steamer, chartered by
a Jealous German husband, a leadlug
banker, who believes his young Partslenne
wife Is concealed aboard the vessel. The
woman left her home a month ago. Her
husband tried forcibly to search Alberta
lately at Dunkirk when the king returned
on a mysterious flying trip of twelve hours
to the French capital. But a soon as the
Identity and business of the Irate visitor
became known he wa summarily ejected.
Owing to the great prominence of all
parties this may develop Into the greatest
scandal of the time.
Minister of Marine Orders Thirteen
New Bents of Thla Clna for
the Government.
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. May 24. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Minister - of
Marine De.Lanessan has Just ordered thir
teen new submarlc boat built on the new
plan by Laubauf. According; to the apect
ftcatlona they must submerge completely In
five minute and be delivered finished In
three montha. With these new crafts
France will have twepty-thre submarine
Readjustment of Salaries Made In.
Number of Nebraska, ,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 24. (Special Tel
gram.) Albert L. Drew ha been appointed
a rural free delivery carrier at Burlington,
la. Postoffice discontinued: Orum and
Splker, Waahtngton . county. Neb., mall to
Kennard and Herman respectively; Louise,
Blackhawk county, la., mall to Laporte
Earl A. McElroy and Augustus A. Tylee
have been appointed clerk in the post-
office at Lincoln, Neb.
Th following changes In presidential
postmaatera' salaries were announced to
day; Nebraska Increase: Nebraska City,
$200; Lincoln, Newman Grove, Niobrara,
Plalnvtew, Plattamouth, Ponca, St. Edward,
Scrtbner, Sidney, University Place, Wake
field, Wiener, York, $100. Decrease: Orleans,
$200; Norfolk, Oxford, Peru. Ruahvlll. $100.
Wyoming Increase: Sheridan, $300; Doug
las,; New Castle, $200; Buffalo, Cambria,
Casper, Lander, Rock Springs, Saratoga,
$100. Decrease: Green River, $200.
Rural free delivery service will be estab
lished on July 1 at Lamont, Buchanan
county, la.; length of routes, 47ft miles;
population, 695. i,
The abstract of the condition of th na
tional bank of South Dakota at th close
of business April 30, a reported to the
comptroller of the currency, shows ths
average reserve held a 11.5 per cent.
against 32.74 per cent on February 25.
Loans and discounts Increased from IS.
6S9.S37 to $7,129,670, gold coin from $259.
045 to $312, M0, total specie from $427,395
to $509,087, - lawful money reserve from
$660,239 to $774,675, individual deposits from
$8,941,600 to $9,688,261.
The banks of Iowa, exclusive of De
Moines, show th average reserve held at
26.65 per cent, against 28.29 per cent on
February 25. Loans and discounts In
creased from $63,148,459 to $66,374,756, gold
coin from $1,752,871 to $2,017,166, total
specie from $3,163,990 to $3,486,911. lawful
money reserve from $4,912,172 to $5,313,
783, Individual deposits from $63,608,834 to
Guilty of Murder of Oscnr Miller, Mak
ing Second Convicted, While
One I Clcnred.
CLARINDA. Ia., May 24. (Special Tele
gram.) After being out all night th Jury
In th Page county district court early thla
morning returned a verdict finding Wesley
Irwin guilty of murder in the second de
gre for th death of Oscar K. Miller. He
la th second person found thu guilty for
Miller' death, while one of th three al
leged to have been together la the crime
was cleared.
'IV Cdact Drive Mnn Insanst.
SIOUX FALLS. B. D., May 24. (Special.)
Th penitentiary her again haa a woman
prisoner in the person of Mrs. Sophia Serr
of Hutchinson county, who, with Phillip
Knodsl, also of that county, has Just been
placed In th Institution. They were each
given three yeara' imprisonment. Knodel
Is the father of alx children and Mra. Serr
the mother of two. Last January the
couple eloped and fled to California. They
later returned to Nebraska, where they
were arrested and returned to South Da-
keta. The husband of the woman, aa the
resun oi uis wue ceaauci. ui become In
Only Peace in South Africa Can Bare the
Season from Proving a Fiasco.
Prioe of Seats in Stands and Other Places or
Vantage Take a Severe Tumble.
DOWN IN REACH OF ORDINARY POCKETS fine! Jt Difficult to Raise Money for
Deoorative Purposes.
Invitation Now Being Sent by the
King to HI Personal Friends
to Attend the Corona
tion Ceremony.
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, May 24. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) There has
been a stump in the coronation season.
Nothing can save It from dismal failure ex
cept a declaration of peace. For the last
two months we have been waiting In eager
expectation for the promised outburst of
unexampled and brilliant gaiety which waa
to make the season of 1902 unique In social
annals, but Instead of gaiety there Is de
pression, dullness and a feeling of disap
pointment. The king is a prey to deep
chagrin. It la asserted, at the poor show
London society Is making In honor of this
great occasion.
The absence of all signs of the enthusi
astic interest which heralded Queen Vic
torla's two Jubilee is unmistakable. The
classes who hope to make money out of
visitors and the section of the press which
thinks it policy persistently to adulate the
court are doing everything possible to
pump up popular excitement. There Is lit
tle response and no spontanelety of inter
est la evinced as was the caae at the Jubl
lees; there Is no symptom of that gradu
ally swelling emotion which culminated In
th triumphal progress through the capital
of the venerable queen In 1887 and again In
1897. The story Is that the king asked
some members of his entourage to explain
the dead-alive perfunctory spirit in which
his people are approaching the celebration
and the reply waa:
"First, the war; second, because the cor
onation ceremonial is to be participated in
by only a small set claw; third, because
the novelty of royal processions through
the streets haa worn oft.
There 1 something in these explanations,
but there 1 still more In the fact that
King Edward does not Inspire that sentl
mental devotion engendered by the
long and memorable reign which the
Britons lavished on Queen Victoria, who,
also unlike him, possessed the attraction
of being unknown to the vast majority of
her subjects.
Stands Going I' p.
Already the principal West End street
ftr .Alsfigured by. unsightly boarding, In
closing stands of every kind. The club.
whir have suffered grievous loss by the
spread of the fashion of restaurant dining,
are feeling heavily the financial strain of
providing suitable decorations. White's, In
St. James street, a historic institution, has
" compelled to make a whip among ite
members for subscriptions and the result m
so poor that It 1 doubtful whether It can
decorate at all.
The big political cluba, whose funds are
augmented by political gifts, are speculat
ng heavily In seating accommodation and
all find the demand for seats sluggish In
the extreme. At the St. James' club, a
great diplomatic center, only eight seat
have been applied for to date, at $25 each,
whereas at the last Jubilee the committee
found It necessary there, as at other clubs,
to ballot for th available places.
The street decoration and Illumination
are being well organised, but In many cases
the original plans have been curtailed be
cause the necessary subscriptions were not
forthcoming. The seat agent are coming
down noticeably In their Interpretations of
profit and now offer very good seat on Pic
cadilly and 8t. Jame street at from $10 to
$75 apleoe. Compared with the prices asked
a month ago, these figure encourage the
hop that In coronation week the Judicious
visitor can get th best possible accom
modatlon for very much lea even than th
present quotation.
The miserable, unseasonable weather con
tributes to the depressing Influence under
which King Edward 1 to be crowned, but If
th peace negotiations Issue successfully
that may save the situation. Otherwise
the much-boomed coronation may prove a
painful fiasco.
Invitation from th King.
King Edward' personal friends have re
ceived their Invitations to the coronation
The cards, which came carefully packed In
tissue paper, between cardboards, are about
ten inches long by eight inches deep, artis
tically printed in sepia brown, with devices
of the imperlsl crowns and heraldic em
blaxonmenta of the king and queen around
the border.
The Invitation read: "By command of th
king, th earl marshal Is directed to in
vite to be present at the Abbey
church of Westminster on the 26th day of
June, 1902. Norfolk, Earl Marshal."
The card is elegant, but simple, and is
Intended, apparently, to be retained aa an
It 1 also announced that through tb
Intercession of tb queen the peereeae la
tb abbey are to be seated in chairs In
stead of bard benches. These chairs are of
mahogany, of the Chippendale type, and not
upholstered. The abbey authorities expect
each guest will buy her cbslr afterward
as memory of tb occasion. Otherwise
they will be publicly auctioned off. There
I no doubt about th utilitarian spirit in
which everything appertaining to thla up-
to-date coronation Is being exploited.
Creating n New Title.
King Edward la credited with intending
to signalise his coronation by creating a
new tius. "trince oi we empire." to be
conferred upon those who already bav.
tb Order or in uaner ana wno nave per-
formed services which can be recognized
In no other way. A caae In point la that
of the duke of Norfolk, on whom fall tb
brunt of th arrangement for tb corona
tion and who already possesses every dis
tinction possible. The title will not be
hereditary and will be open only to duke.
It I rumored that th first recipients of
this nsw honor will be, in addition to tha
duks of Norfolk, the dukes of Devonshire,
Richmond and Fife. The bolder of this
dignity will be entitled to be addressed
'his highness ' and get precedence of all
except the royal dukes.
It Is asserted that Lord Salisbury op-
ped thi creation on th ground that It
I bM rather a German flavor. The king 1
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Forecast for Nebrsska Fair Sunday;
Slightly Cooler; Westerly Winds.
1 Disasters Make French Crasy.
British Army System I Bad.
Coronation Sruaon n Drag.
Fay Homage to a, Ureat Soldier.
Many Killed In Mine Dlaustcr.
Talk of Settling Coal Strike.
SI New froM Orer Nebraska.
4 Panaccfote Dice In Washlagton.
S Rich Chlnnmnn Visits Omaha.
Horsethlevrs Bnsy Near Omaha.
Society News and Gossip.
T Methodists VUlt Assembly.
Booth Omahn New.
Connty to Harvey Railroads.
8 Connrll Blnfl and Iowa News.
0 Sporting Events of Sntnrdny.
11 Weekly Sporting Review.
14 Woman' World and Work.
15 Amusements and Music.
16 Story, "Banner of Bine."
IT Pardoned After Fifty Yeara.
Orrateet Noise Ever Heard.
IS Editorial.
10 One Cnnal Most Re Built.
King Alfonso XIII.
Passing of the Frontier.
Tribute to Sailor Dead.
23 Illustrated Memorial Poem.
Indian Farming In Arlsona.
23 Market Rtporli.
Temperature nt Omahn Yesterday t
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a. an I 2 p. nt HO
T m. m T2 a p. m MO
S n. m ..... . U S -4p.m...... hO
9 a. ni Sl ft p, tit HI
10 n. m 72 p. in HI
11 su xu 7ft 7 P. m HO
12 m 77
Ralea to Govern Agreed Ipoa by
Parties Covering Division
of Time.
The Joint debate between Hon. Edward
Rosewater and William F. Gurley In sub
ject to the following regulations and rules
agreed upon by the particlpanta:
Mr. Rosewater opens the debate in a
apeoch of twenty mluutes; Mr. Gurley re
pile in a speech of twenty minutes; the
balance of the time will be divided as fol
lows: Mr. Rosewater fifteen minutes, Mr.
Gurley fifteen mluutes; Mr. Rosewater ten
minutes, Mr. Gurley ten minutes; Mr.
Rosewater ten minutes, Mr. Gurley ten
minute; Mr. Rosewater five minutes, Mr,
Gurley five minutes; Mr. Rosewater fire
minute, Mr. Gurley five minutes; Mr.
Rosewater five minutes, Mr. Gurley five
minutes; Mr. Rosewater five minutes, Mr.
Gurley five minutes. Under thla ar
rangement each ' disputant has sev
enty-five minutes. Mr. Rosewater
opens, Mr. Gurley closes, the debate.
The debate will be taken in shorthand, each
disputant having his own stenographer,
Mr. Rosewater to furnish a copy of hi re
marks so taken to Mr. Gurley, aud Mr.
Gurley to furnish a copy of his remark
to Mr. Rosewater. Mr. Rosewater agree,
it he publishes any portion of the debate,
to publish It' all, the report to be made
from the stenographer's copies, subject to
ordinary rule of editing, each party sub
mitting to the other copy containing such
changes In the construction of sentence as
may be necessary to cover any possible
grammatical errors; otherwise the report
to be verbatim. Mr. Wharton will preside
for Mr. Rosewater, and Mr. Goss for Mr.
Mr. Wharton will call the meeting to
order and introduce Mr. Rosewater. At
the conclusion of Mr. Rosewater's first
speech Mr. Goss will introduce Mr. Gurley.
After the first introduction neither presid
ing officer will do more than to announce
the speakers. No Interruption of either
speaker In any unseemly maner will be
tolerated. Mr. Gurley desires a respectful
hearing for Mr. Rosewater and Mr. Rose
water desires the same for Mr. Gurley.
Rye and
Flerce Wind Beat Wheat,
Oat Into the Kansas
ST. JOSEPH, May 24. A tornado atruck
Marshall county, Kansas, late today, caus
ing great damage to buildings and growing
crop. The most caver losses occurred
near Marysvllle, where the fierce wind was
accompanied by hall that beat much of
th wheat, oata and rye Into the earth. A
far a can be learned tonight no Uvea were
GUTHRIE, Okl., May 24. The Oklahoma
river are receding. Tb total damage of
the flood throughout the territory 1 es
timated at over $1,000,000.
CHICAGO, May 24. A thunderatorm of
marked aeverlty passed over Chicago to
night. The rainfall was one Inch in a lit
tle less than forty minutes. In th sub
urbs and parks many trees were blown
BELLEVILLE, III., May 24. A heavy
windstorm, accompanied by a downpour
of rain and hall, awept over Belleville to
day. The roof of the National hotel wa
lifted and dropped Into the street. Th
street are strewn with fallen tree and
O'FALLON, III., May 24. A tornado
raged In O'Fallon for an hour today. Th
roof of Wachter opera house wa blown
Into the street. Chimney were blown
down, big trees uprooted and windows
broken in. The rain was tb heaviest that
ever visited the town. Th Darrow mine
shafting was blown down.
OSHKOSH, Wis., May 24. The heaviest
rainstorm that there Is any record of In
this city fell here this morning. It is laid
In aome parte of the city to have been a
cloudburst. After a time tb delug wa
turned to ball and there wa much dam
ag to gardena and fruit.
WARSAW, Ind., May 24. A aevere wind
nd electrical storm swept tbl region to
day. The village of Monoquet, three miles
north of this city, wa seriously damaged.
Dozens of other house were unroofed or
blown down.
Remalaa of General Lenvcnwortn a.a-
bunacd from Deceased's Chosen
Resting Place.
HOBART, N. Y.. May 24 The remalna of
Brigadier Oeneral Henry Leavenworth wr
disinterred at Woodlawn cemetery, Delhi,
today and ehlpped to Fort Leavenworth.
Kan., where they will be re-Interred in th
National cemetery on Memorial day. Gen
ral Leavenworth died July tl. 1834.
Nothing but the bone, which war In a
good atata of preservation, were found
They were enclosed in a metallic chestnut
case for ahlpment. Oeneral Leavenworth
aelectej the Delhi cemetery aa his last rest
Ing place and there la much dissatisfaction
In the removal of hla body.
Tribute of American People Bestowed ia
TJnreiling Boohambeaa Statue.
Countess de Bochambeaa Uncovers Monu
ment of Her Pamous Ancestor.
Preach and Americans Vie in Honoring
Memory of Washington Compatriot
Presenro of Yankee Soldlera - nnd
French Naval Troop Gives Mili
tary Aspect Recalling Scenes
of Orlglnnl Alliance.
WASHINGTON, Msy 54. Amid the en
thuslastic demonstrations of a great con
course of people the superb bronze statue
of General Count Marshal de Rochambeau,
who brought the force of France acrosa
tbe sea at the hour of greatest peril In the
American revolution, was unveiled today.
Seldom has an event presented so many
brilliant features of military pageantry and
at the same time given occasion for the
manifestation of the strong bonds of friend
ship existing between tha French republic
and the United States.
For the first time In Its history the na
tional capital wltnesKed the sight of rank
on rank of French aeamen swinging through
Pennsylvania avenue and mingling their
cheer with those of the American blue
Jackets and soldiers, while at the same
time the FTench tricolors were entwined
with the Star and Stripes, and the sound
of the "Marseillaise" waa heard with the-1
"Star Spangled Banner."
Ceremony of I'nvclllng.
The ceremony of unveiling occurred at
tbe southwest corner of Lafayette square,
almost directly opposite the White House,
where the massive figure of the French
general has been erected. Surrounding the
figure were great atande to accommodate
tbe many distinguished officials and guests
Invited to take part In the exercise. On
every hand the colors of Franc and AmerJ
lea were blended, one stand being hung
with great fold of red, and another with
white, and another with blue. Within this
amphitheater were gathered representative
of every branch of the government. Includ
ing the president of the United States and
members of bis cabinet, the chief Jus tic
and associate Justices of the United State
supreme court, the lieutenant general of
the army and the admiral of the navy, sen
ators and representatives.
Not less distinguished was the represen
tation of France, designated by President
Loubet, and including General Brugere th
highest field officer in tbe French army;
Vice Admiral Fournler, inspector general
of the French navy; Oeneral Count Chat
endar, the descendant of Rochambeau and
Lafayette, and other diettngulshed in
French military, official, literary and ar
tistic life.
M. Cambon and Stuff.
With them were the French ambassador,
M. Cambon, and the entire staff of tb
French embassy, all In brilliant diplomatic
uniform, while the diplomatic corps wa
represepted by the German, Russian, Ital
ian and Mexican ambassador and th min
isters from many foreign countries.
President Roosevelt and the members of
the cabinet were escorted from the White
Houee by a file of minute men dressed in
the uniform of continental days. The
president noted the appropriateness of tha
uniform for the occasion and made a brief
complimentary speech to the escort.
When the prestdent arrived at the presi
dential atand the entire assemblage aros
and greeted him with lusty cheers.
After an Impressive Invocation by Rev.
Dr. Stafford, who took the place of Cardinal
Gibbons, President Roosevelt delivered the
address of welcome. He spoke In strong
voice and with great earnestness, pausing;
frequently at the outbursts of applause.
Countess Discloses the Shnft.
A th president concluded hi addres
the Countess de Rochambeau caught up
the cords tied to tbe flag enveloping the
statue and the massive bronze figure
emerged through the folds of red, white
and blue. At the same Instant tb boom of
an artillery salute came from a battery
of heavy guna nearby and the strains of
the French national hymn, "The Marseil
laise," came from the Marine band. It waa
an Inspiring moment, and led by President
Roosevelt, the entire aaeemblage Joined In
cheering. Another demonstration occurred
at the close of Oeneral Brugere' address,
ben. with characteristic French vehe
mence, he gave tills pledge or unaying
Franco-American friendship:
Entr vous, entre nous; a la vie, a la
("Between you, between us; In life in
The ceremonies today were tha culmina
tion of the effort of M. Jules Boeutve of
the French embassy, extending over the
last two year. He ha sought to strength
en the bonds of friendship betwean tb
two countries, and to this end baa brought
to a successful conclusion the legislation,
by which the atatue waa made possible.
Streets Are Filled.
The ceremony of unveiling wa fixed at
11 o'clock this morning, but long before
that hour the streets were filled with
inarching men and a great crowd eager to
witness the exercise and review.
A battalion of French seamen arrived
by special train from Annapolla early in
the day, and, headed by th crack band
from th French battleship, awung'tbrough
Pennsylvania avenue to Lafayette square,
where the shrouded figure of tbe French
field marshal awaited the signal for un
veiling. The American soldier, aailor and.
marine already had assembled and gav
their French brothers-ln-arm a hearty
Tbe American troops were under com
mand of Major Oeneral 8. B. M. Young aal
embraced a battalion of sngineer, a bat
talion of sailor and marines, with the
Marine band, a batallon of cavalry and
field artillery and a brigade of national
guardsmen et the First Columbia, repre
senting in all tbe various branches of th
United Bute military and naval cervices.
President Welcomes French Gassts.
The president made tbe following brief
Mr. Ambassador, and you, the repre
seniatives of the mighty republla of France;
1 extend to you on behalf of the people
of the United Biatea the warmest and most
cordial greeting. We appreciate to tbe
full all that is implied In this srobassy,
composed of such men as thoss who have
been sent over hers by President Loubst
to commemorate ths unvslllng of the
statu of ths great marshal whose sailor
and soldier of Franc struck tbe decisive.
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