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IT PAYS TO BE GOOD
Especially is This True if Caught Doing
Otherwise in Bnssia
GRAND DUKE PAYS DEARLY FOR ESCAPADE
Thirty-One Yean in Exile is the Penalty
for a Boyish Offence.
CZAR At LAST RELAXES PUNISHMENT
Colonel Grimm is Another Example of
Those Who Offend.
WAS ONCE PETTED DARLING OF SOCIETY
ow Serving a TwflT.l'ir Sentence
In Worst of the Rusalan Mines
In Remote Part of
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PARIS, Feb. 2S. (New York World Ca
blegram Bprlal Telegram.) A royal esca
pade which coat the delinquent thlrty-ono
years of darkest, gloomiest exile aa expia
tion Is recalled by the czar's order that the
Orand Duke Ntcolaa Coratantlnovltch 3hll
be removed to Balaklava In the Crimea and
receive the best medical attention.
Grand Duke Nicolas Constantlnovltch, the
eldest son of the Grand Duke Constantly
Nicolalevitch, handed In thirty-one roars
ago his resignation as a lieutenant of the
guard In order to follow a French "sirger
with whom he was Infatuated to a foreign
land. His means being slender, he took
money that was not his own to aid his
In spite of the culprit's youth (he wss
only 32) and his high standing, Alexander
II, then csar, prored inexorable. After a
scene with the young man and his father
he exiled him first to Orenbourg. then to
the Crimea. Feeling the horror of his dis
grace and bis abandonment by his family,
Nicolas married the daughter of a police
man of Orenbourg, who had little to recom
mend her personally.
One day, overcome by the desolation of
tils position, he escsped the spies- set to
watch htm, disguised aa a Cossack, but he
was captured and taken back to Tachkent.
Mis reason was shaken by this recapture,
and he has remained In a demented condi
tion many years. He Is now 63 yeara old.
His sister Olga, the queen of Greece, who
has pleaded his cause many times with the
former ciar and the present one, has at
last obtained permission from Nicholas II
that the grand duke may be taken to Balak
lava, where a celebrated specialist In
cerebral n ladles. Dr. Mercherevskl. will
treat him. The csar. It seems, has also
promised to see htm and assure him that
his boyish escapade, after thirty-one yeara'
expiation, la forgiven.
Horrors of Siberian Mlnea.
BERLIN, Feb. 28. The horrora of a
Siberian prison are being terribly exempli
fied in the case of Colonel Grimm of the
Warsaw general staff,' one of the moat
aolentlfle Russian officers, who was sen
tenced to twelve yeara in the mlnea for
betraying to France and Austria plans of
fortifications on the Russian frontier,
' Grimm la at Nortchlnsk, one of the most
awful of the Siberian copper mines, away
beyond the great lake, Baikal. His fellow
prisoners are the commonest sort of crim
inals. A child murderer snd two burglars
share his room.
Day and night the wretched Grimm has
heavy chains on his feet, to which are
fastened large Iron balls. It Is torture to
walk and every movement at night awakens
On his arrival in Nortchlnsk the right
side of his head was shaved and his beard
and mustache as well. He Is dressed In a
filthy costume and on hie breast and back
te the number by which he Is known. He
works ten hours a day in the mines, with
three or four intervale of an hour each,
when he Is permitted to ascend to the
surface to dry bis clothes. The mines are
wet, and the miners, in constant contact
with the copper water, incur a variety of
skin diseases, aa well aa rheumatism In a
particularly violent form.
During work Orlmm Is not permitted to
utter a word and overseers are ever present
to see that he does not shirk. He Is al
ready suffering from opthalmla.
In Warsaw Colonel Orlmm was one of
the darlings of society. He led a luxurious
life, flattered and made much of by beautl
tul Polish women.
TRIES THE HUMBERTS' GAME
Haaslan Ralaes the Money, bnt la
Vnnblo to Get Away
with It. '
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BT. PETERSBURG, Feb. 28. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) An
Impecunious noble of St. Petersburg named
Mlchaeloff, a diligent student of Mme.
Humbert's exploits, decided to follow her
example and hinted to frienda that he was
about to receive an Inheritance of $10,000,000.
At first his friends smiled. They were
amazed when he produced a stamped receipt
from the atuta bank for $9,000,000, which
aum was to be paid to him within a year.
How he got the receipt remain a mystery,
but It waa filled up by a hand which ex
perts aay is MUhaeloff's.
On the strength of It he began to borrow
and when he had got nearly $2,600,000 he
bought a ticket for Monte Carlo. He waa
arrested al the Russian frontier on the In
formation' of the girl who loved him and
suspected that he waa meditating flight.
She aald to the police:
"It is better to have him In prison here
than among the bad women in. Monta
AMERICANSTRAIN FOR COURT
Several Women Eapeet to Bo Pre.
sen ted at the Conlag
(Copyright. 19ns. by Preaa Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Among the
American debutantea to be preaented at
the coming court will be Mlas Frewen,
daughter of Moreton Frewen, whoa wife is
a sister of Mrs. Corwallis West (Lady
Miss Frewen, a pretty, fair-haired girl, la
endowed with a particularly winning man
ner and high spirit, uncommon among
English girls. Another debutante will be
Mlaa Ethel Stafford, who has been much
admired in society this winter. Her mother
as a Mlvs Matthews before marriage, a
Bun Francisco belle. Mra. Stafford has a
pretty flat in Wellington court, Knlght'a
bridge, and both mother and daughter have
been going a good deal Into society.
ANOTHER WIRELESS MOTOR
tlrltlsh Rsilnrrr Cialma to Have
Preceded the Strasbarg
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LONDON. Feb. 2S (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Thomas H.
Williams, a civil engineer already known
for several useful electrical Inventions.
claims he preceded Braun of Strassburg
In applying electric waves to driving
motors unconnected with any source of
supply In other words, propelling motors
by wireless telegraphy.
Mr. Williams says he has- been working
on the Invention since 1890, adding: "My
system, as tested, consists of a high fre
quency, alternating electric generator,
from which energy was discharged into
space. There waa no connection whatever
between the motor and the generator. The
motor was attached to a model car which
was arranged to run on a circular railway,
the transmitter being in the center. One
terminal of this generator waa attached
to the transmitter and the other was con
nected with the esrth.'
"The model car was provided with a col
lector, by means of which the ether! c wavea
of rays were picked up. The collector was
connected with the motor through the
medium of a specially devised transformer
whereby the etheric energy was trans
formed into essential electro-motive force
for operating the motor, the earth circuit
being completed through the rails and the
wheels of the model car."
Mr. Williams expects to apply his sys
tem to railroads as well as road motor traf
fic from central generating stations, but
he Is not yet wholly satisfied that danger
might not result from an atmosphere so
heavily charged with electricity. '
A new departure in railway locomotives
has been Introduced on the Great Eastern
railroad with a new ten wheel engine called
a "decaped." The engine runs at a speed of
thirty miles an hour within thirty seconds
from starting, and galna a mile an hour
In speed every second it runs. The decaped
Is intended to secure rapid transit on the
suburban lines, where the stations are close
together, by saving time in starting and
stopping. It weighs ninety tons and can
haul a load of 1,200 passengers.
ROOMS FULL OF FINE LINENS
Empress of Germany Has Great Col.
leetloa for Her Per
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BERLIN. Feb. 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The em
press of Germany has three large rooms
devoted to tressures of linens and lace for
her own wear and four seamstresses are
always at work keeping the thousands ol
articles in order. The rooms are lined
with . huge oak sideboards from floor to
celling. In the center of each room is a
table. There are chairs for the sewing
women and a large supply of materials for
mending, darning, etc. These rooms do not
contain the house linen that Is quite an -J
other department with which the empress
concerns herself very little, but ' she is
deeply concerned about her own clothes.
In the twenty-seven cupboards of the
three rooms there Is an '.muieuae collection
of most artistic lingerie. Borne of the
pocket handkerchiefs are as costly as
Jewels. The empress owns a dozen with
chanttlly lace borders which art worth $125
each, and a atlll more valuable "collection
of fifteen odd handkerchiefs, believed to be
worth $200 each. The empress is an ex
cellent judge of lace and all her life has
collected valuable specimens. Her collec
tlon of Venetian and Maltese lace Is one
of the finest In Europe.
The various articles of clothing are tied
up In half dozena with ribbon. Each cup
board has Its own colored ribbon and out
aide on the cupboard Is a printed card
giving the contents of the shelves.
MAKES SOCIAL HIT IN LONDON
American Woman Who Married South
American Diplomat Greatly
(Copyright, 19o3, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Another
American heiress who married Into, for
eign family of eminence and has again
come before the admiring eyes of fashion
able London !s Mrs. Vlncente de Domlngues,
formerly Miss Helene Murphy of New York.
She is the wlfa of the first secretary of the
Arzenttne legation In London, and has Just
returned to England after a long visit in
Buenos Ayres. Her great beauty and grace
have made her a favorite in London. Mme.
Vincento de Domlngues is the daughter of
the lata Daniel J. Murphy, whoae New
York residence waa at 44 East Thirty-fourth
street. Mr. Murphy, who was very wealthy,
waa created marquis of the holy Roman
empire by Pope Pius IX. Being an Ameri
can, though for many years a resident of
England, he sever used the . title, which
deaoended to his eldest son. Donna
Helene'a husband la, the son of Don Luis
Domlngues of the Argentine republic, min
ister to Britain, and is considered a diplo
mat of great promise. The wedding took
place in London In 1896.
ROYAL CASTLES IN PLENTY
Emperor William Will Have Fifty.
Two with Proposed One
( at Posen.
(Copyright, 19S, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram,.) When the
proposed royal residence at Poaen, for
which Emperor William has Just asked a
grant, la completed he will have fifty-two
castles and lordly dwellings in Prussia and
other parts of Germany. In Berlin he has
three the Royal palace, Bellevlew and
Montjou; In Potadam and the neighborhood
ba haa thirteen, among which are Ban Soucl,
the Marble palace, the Orangery, etc: at
Cassel he. hss three, among which is Wll
belmshohe, where Napoleon III waa im
prisoned. Then there are those In Hanover,
Wiesbaden. Stettin. Strasburg. Charlotten
burg. Brealau, Coblents, Huberatock, Hoh
koenlgsburg and Erdmansdorf.
FINANCIAL EYE KEEPS GOOD
l tab Man Postpones Visit to Doctor
In Order to Close n Mlu
(Copyright. 19n3. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Samuel New
house of I'tah and bis wife are staying at
Clarldge. Mr. Newbouse came o Europe
principally to consult Dr. Pagenstcher of
Wiesbaden about bis eyes, which hsve been
giving him much trouble, but he has been
so busy in connection with soma new min
ing ventures that he haa postponed hla
journey to German tare woeka
MAN, NOT AN ORATOR
French Hswspaper Writer Give Impressioni
of 'resident Booeerelt
FIRST IMPRESSION IS A SURPRISE
Disappointing to Auditor Who Hears Him
for the Tint Time.
WEARS AWAY AS ADDRESS PRr .tS
Frank Hcnesty Wins X
Art is Lacking
SENSIBLE QUALITIES ARE DOMINANT
Has Made Himself a Pahlle Speaker
by Perseverance nnd Appllesw
tloa Rather Than by
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Feb. 28. (New York World Ca-
blegram Special Telegram.) "One goea to
hear an orator and one hears a man,"
writes Othon Goerlao In the Reveu Bleue
regarding President Roosevelt as a public
"If to be an orator," says Mr. Goerlac,
"Is to find your words readily, to have them
flow in easy periods, Mr. Roosevelt is not
"Mr. MoKlnley and Mr. Bryan far out
stripped him here. A discourse for him Is
a veritable struggle. He haa no little paper
at hand; nothing but hia memory and will
to aid him. He neither recitea nor Im
provises. His epeeohes are a singular
mixture of conversation, political harangue
"Mr. Roosevelt Is not witty, but gay too
"He has not. like Chauncey Depew and
William J. Bryan, the gift of anecdotes.
His smart aaylngs usually are those of the
cowboy. His gestures are awkward, and
he makes such grimaces that they provoke
"To aum him up aa an orator, Mr. Roose
velt has become one, as he haa mado him
self an athlete by force of application and
perseverance. The first time one hears him
one la disagreeably surprised at the start,
but this feeling passes. There Is something
so frank, sincere, honest and sensible about
htm that those qualities predominate over
his struggle with words and his grimaces."
SCHOOLS FOR THE POLICEMEN
German Cities Propose to Edeeate the
Men In the Una of Their '
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing CO.)
BERLIN, Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Several Rhen
ish rUles, Dortmund leading the way, ere
about to establish schools for the training
of young men who intend to enter the po
lice. Hitherto retired sergeants and sol
diers have been pltrhforked Into the police
foroe with altogether Inadequate prepara
tion, much as in England and America.
The Rhine cities mean to do the thing
thoroughly. Not only will the police can
didates be Instructed In drill and In safe
guarding property, but they also have , to
attend a large variety of lectures, and any
one who cannot pass a satisfactory ex
amlnatlon on the subjects of the lectures
will not be admitted to the force, no mat
ter what his other qualifications may be.
Detective work will be one subject.
Imaginary crimes will be committed and
criminal problema will be set for the can
didates to unravel, and shadowing will be
taught. An important branch will be lese
majeate and how best to trip up people ad
dicted to It. Special Instructions will also
be given on the exact boundary line be
tween legal and Illegal criticism of the
superior powers in the state, also on the
exact boundary line bet ween the moral and
the Immoral In works of art In shop win
dows, etc. .
How men and women must conduct them
selves In the streets. In cafea, theaters,
etc., will all be gone into, and minute In
structions will be imparted on the rela
tions between domestic servants and their
employers. The Rhlnelanders are shaking
their heads at it all, and say that the police
know too much already.
MISTAKE LEADS TO ARREST
Womnn Now Knows Better Than to
Klas a Man In His Wife's
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
MOSCOW, Feb. 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The drama,
"The Night Refuge," by Maxime Gorky,
lighted aucb enthusiasm la a Moscow woman
that it entangled her in an adventure, from
which the police court alone extricated her.
She aaw a man ahe auppoaed was the
famoua author promenading the streets
with his spouse, rushed to the unsuspecting
man and saluted him with a warm kiss, ex
claiming: "Great Maxime Gorky, let me kiss the
suthor of .he touching drama, 'The Night
The worthy . citizen was not averae to
being taken for Maxima Gorky in this
enthusiastic fashion, but his wife was, and
proceeded to express her dissatisfaction by
an energetic use of her umbrella, where
upon the three persona were invited to tho
police, court to explain themselves. There
the enthusiast learned her error and con
sented to take back her kiss. The good
man forgave her, but his wife didn't.
GREAT TRIUMPHOF CHURCHILL
Lord Rosebery Compliments Him nt
Conclusion of His
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Winston
Churchill acored a big personal triumph In
Parliament by the speech attacking War
Secretary Brodrlck'a army reorganisation
scheme. Lord Rcsebery, who was among
the moat fascinated of his audience, rushed
down to the lobby to congratulate
"My dear Winston, you should be on our
side, where you will get full scope for your
reforming schemes. You can never do any
thing with the lories."
Though naturally delighted, Churchill waa
perfectly self-possessed. His speech waa
brilliant, alike in argument, in the msssing
of deatructlve facts and In sarcastic humor.
His slight defect in enunciation haa been
almost cured. He undoubtedly ia the ableat
of the band of young toriea in whom the
future of that party Ilea. Hla mother wlt
aesaed his triumph from the ladle' gallery.
SCHWAB HAVING A GOOD TIME
Throws Confetti with Gayest of the
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Feb. 28. (New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram.) Among the prom
Inept Americana who had a good time on
t aoulevards during the carnival was
jifi ti M. Schwab. He went out alone to
yA a look at the crowds. As he turned
1 jut of tbo Rue de la Palx Into the Flace
de l'Opera some one poured halt a aack
of confetti down the back of his neck.
When the steel king turned around to look
for the culprit everybody laughed. Mr.
Schwab did the same, turned up his collar
and prepared to do aa the Parisians do. He
went to the sidewalk, bought a large bag
of confetti, elbowed his way through tho
lively throngs, slung the confetti at his
neighbors with evident gusto and when he
returned to hia hotel hla hat was avwreck
and his clothes were simply smothered In
confetti andv dust.
"You look aa if they made a target of
you, Mr. Schwab," remarked the manager
of Hotel Rlts to him as be entered.
"Yes, they gave it to me," responded Mr.
Schwab. "These Parlslennea are holy
When Mr. Schwab was on his way from
Paria to Cannes In an automobile, accom
panied by Dr. Bchenborn and a chauffer, the
party waa caught In a sudden storm and
had to take refuge in a little viliage about
twenty miles from thla city. They were
famished and put up at the only inn, a
miserable establishment, where the trav
elers dined very badly. After the storm,
however, the party was able te resume the
Journey and on arriving In Paris late the
aame night a regal. supper at Hotel Rlts,
which had been ordered in advance by
telegraph, made Mr. Schwab forget his dis
comforts and his previous repast.
Mrs. Schwab Is now so much better as
to be able to walk about tier apartments,
but she does not yet go out. Their de
parture to America remains fixed for
SOCIETY WOMAN GOES LAME
Coonteas of Strafford Compelled to
Snbmlt to Operntlon on
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LONDON, Feb. 28. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Cera,
countess of 8trafford (formerly Mrs. Sam
uel' Colgate of New York), has just under
gone a severe surgical operation on her
knee at the nursing home in Bentinck place.
She had been troubled by her knee ever
since she hurt it two years ago and when
going to the durbar she slipped on the
wet deck, twisting it badly. She suffered
Intensely at Bombay, but could not re
turn home then, as her daughter. Miss
Colgate took a fever. -They arrived In
London a fortnight ago. Expert advice
was taken and an operation was performed.
A small piece of bone was removed from
the knee and the operation Is considered
successful, but it cannot be aald yet
whether the joint will , be permanently
stiff or not. It will bo fl-e weeks before
the patient will be allr-wv t o stand. . .
MARCONI WAS A DULL PUPIL
Childhood Gave No Promise of the
Genlns of the Matnro
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
FLORENCE, Feb. 28. (New York World
Cablegram 8peclal Telegram.) The school
mistress who taught Marconi at Florence,
In his youth, Slgnora Louisa Cavellero, now
74 years old, expresses unbsunded aston
ishment at the genius he has developed.
"Who would have thought," she says,
"that the little Englishman, as we used
to call him, because of his slight figure,
and sedate manner, would have turned out
a genius. He always was a model of good
behavior, but as to his brain well, the
least said, the soonest mended.
"I am afraid he got many severe punish
ings. But he took them like an angel. At
that time he never could manage to learn
anything by heart. It was Impossible. I
used to think I had never seen a child
with so defective a memory."
AMERICAN NURSES IN PARIS
Enterprising American Woman Starts
a Bureau and Makes
(Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Thanks to
the enterprise of a young American, Miss
Katheline McLean, a niece of Mr. Shea of
New York, Parisians can now secure the
services of skilled American nurses, some
thing hitherto unknown In Paris. Miss Mc
Lean has been six years in Paris, but haa
just opened a bureau. Already ahe has so
many applications she cannot meet the de
mands. She says the American nurse
studies more and knows more sbout a sick
room than the French nurse, and that her
training is different and more thorough.
The French doctors with American patients
all go to Miss McLean for American nurses.
DEFENDER F0R AMERICANS
Berlin Clergyman Takes I'p Cadge I
In Behalf of National
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BERLIN. Feb. 28. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Rev. Van
81yke has been eloquently defending the
American character' In the Berlin press. In
aa article under the caption, "Is American
Character Declining?" he anawers the
question In the negative. Much Is said here
about municipal corruption In the United
States, but Dr. Van Slyke points out that
where corruption is the most rampant there
la a continuous snd on the whole success
ful fight maintained against It, backed by
the moral sense of the masa of the Amer
TWO NEW DRAMAS BY IBSEN
Complete Edition of Works Pub.
llshed In Copenhagen Con.
(Copyright. 1903. by Preaa Publishing Co.)
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 28. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) In
the complete edition of Ibsen's works, just
published In Copenhagen, appear two
dramas hitherto unknown "The Tomb of
the Warrior" and "Olaf Llljekrons." The
latter has much more merit than the former
and was composed under tbe Influence of
the Danish romantic school. Some news
paper ankles written between 1861 and
1868 are Included in the edltlaa.
FLOODS SLAY ELEVEN
Bains in East and Western Blizzards
Carry Destruction in Wake-
WASHOUT WRECKS A SOUTHERN TRAIN
Three Die as Bsrclt of Accident Near
Tenoir City, Tennessee.
NEARLY ALL SOUTH IS STORM SWEPT
Trains Are Delayed or Bulled, Wires Torn
Down and Rivers Iwollen.
SNOW AND WIND BLUSTER ACROSS PRAIRIE
Dakotaa, Kanana, Montnna and Col.
orndo Report Da mane to Stock nnd
Drifts Stalling Cars on
LOriSVILLE, Ky., Feb. 28. The annual
spring freshet, which annually damages
railroads and crops and at times Inflicts
loss of life, hss left this season's Impress
on many parts of the south, after two days
of rain, accompanied by high winds.
Accidents last nlgbt and this morning,
directly attributable to the elements, have
resulted In the death of nine persons and
Injury to twenty-nine. Three deaths, to
gether with a long list of injured, were
brought about by an accident on the South
ern railway early this morning, when a
train bound east from Chattanooga, ran
into a washout near Tenoir City, Tena.
Drowned in Ohio River.
Six persons were drowned while trying
to cross the Ohio river near Hickman, Ky.,
the swift current carrying their boat Into
some driftwood, and five persons were hurt
In a tornado which passed over Hickory
Level, Ga., this morning.
The damage to railroad property Is large
and the Inconvenience to the public con
Cloud bursts are reported In Kentucky
and Tennessee, and It la feared there has
been some loss of life In the affected sec
tions. In Middlesboro, Ky., every house In the
lower section of the place was flooded
and every merchant suffered damage to
stock. The valley of Yellow creek was
flooded for seversl hours from mountain
to mountain. '
Near Anderson, Tenn., a cloud burst car-,
rled away a quarter of a mile of track on
the Nashville, Chattanooga at St. Louts
High water carried away three bridges
and a trestle on the Tenessee Central near
Crab Orchard, Tenn., and damaged other
A steamer was blown against the South
ern railway draw bridge over the Blgbee
river In Alabama, sending part of the struc
ture to the bottom.
Landslides occurred in two tunnels on
the Cincinnati ft Southern railway near
Harrtman, Tann. All atreama are bankfull,
the Alabama river risltg nineteen feet at
Mllletead, 'near ' Montgomery,' during the
night. Flood Warnings were sent out by
the Montgomery weather bureau.
The Mississippi has passed the danger
line at several places, but the levees are
holding. The Otlo Is rising.
South Dnkota Also Suffers.
MITCHELL. S. D., Feb. 28. (Special Tel
egram.) This part of the state waa storm
swept yesterday afternoon and last even
ing. The snow had practically disappeared
yesterday and the weather was of a thaw
Snow fell during the day and at 6 o'clock
a strong wind came up and the conditions
were those of a blizzard during the nlgbt.
The Milwaukee road did not send Its' pas
senger train west last night, because of the
storm, and anow plows were sent out this
morning to open the road.
The storm was about the worst experi
enced this winter. Tbe thermometer did
not reach zero.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Feb. 28. (Special Tel
egram.) Yesterday's snowstorm, which be
came a blizzard during the after .on, was
worse than for years. No loss of life is
feared, as the storm came on gradually.
Trains on sll lines were very late or aban
doned. Several afuck In tbe snow at vari
ous points. The weather today Is clear and
Sleet and Snow In Kaasaa.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Feb. 28. A fierce bliz
zard ia sweeping across this portion of
the state today, with the air full of sleet
and snow. The temperature reglatered 17
at 7 o'clock a fall of 27 degrees since 7
o'clock last evening. Tbia will cause great
Buffering among western range cattle, where
the ground is covered with snow.
GARDEN CITY, Kan.. Feb. 28. Western
Kansas Is buried under what probably Is
the heaviest fall of snow ever experienced
in this portion of the state, anow covering
the ground on tbe level to a depth of twenty
inchca. The Indications are that loss to
stock will be heavy. Feed Is scarce.
Union Pacific train No. 2, which left Den
ver yesterday afternoon for the eaat, has
been stuck In tbe snow near Cheyenne!
Wells since 8 o clock last night. Engines
sent to the assistance of the train are meet
ing with much difficulty owing to the heavy
Parlous Bllssard In Montana.
RED LODGE, Mont., Feb. 28. A furious
blizzard has been raging throughout this
section. Several Inches of snow has fallen
and Is . being badly drifted by the high
winds. Unless there is a sudden fall In the
temperature it is not believed stock will
Colorado Tralas Blocked.
DENVER. Colo.. Feb. 28. The storm
over the eastern and aouthern part of
Colorado aud western Kansaa delayed all
trains and in some lnstancea completely
blocked the traffic on the Rock Island.
The storm was worst betweea Limon
and Colby, Colo., and trains were held at
Goodland, Phllllpsburg aad Selden, Kan.
Dining cars were attached to all of them,
so no suffering resulted to the passengers.
The company baa two rotarlea at work,
and expects to get tbe road open tonight.
Trains left tonight on schedule time.
Union Pacific trains due this morning
from tbe coast and from Chicago were In
definitely late. A heavy wind blew and
filled the cuts with snow. On tbe lsvel tbo
snow averaged about eighteen Inches.
Billiard la Wisconsin.
LA CROSSE. Wis., Feb. 28. Tho mild
weather and recent raina have caused
Oocd In the country and much damage
Is reported. Last night a fierce bllssard
truck the city and the temperature dropped
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 28. High wlnda
prevailed here all day and great dam-
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebmska Fair and Warmer
Sunday; Monday Fair.
1 It Pan to Be Good In Russia
Preach View of Roosevelt.
Eleven I.Ives I.oat In-Flood.
Propoae Chaages In Constitution.
Ji Fatal Stabhlag Ends Saloon Row.
Mlaaoarl Aaka Pardon for Seater.
3 News from Nehrnska Towns.
Utile Cats la Neorlnar Its Fad.
Serious Fire at Nebraska City.
4 End of Bowling Tournument.
Salt Trust la Indicted.
5 Trnln Tumbles Into Ditch.
Murderer Knnpp a Degenernte.
fl Pnst Week In Omnha Society.
T Colls Morgan Amerlenn Csnr.
Find Chicago Stump Thieves.
8 Council Bluffs nnd Iowa News.
! Weekly Review of Sports.
10 Help for the Old People's Home.
Affairs at South Omaha.
Summer School for Omnhn.
11 Man Who Routed Boodle Gang.
Still Worship Aatee Gods.
Klobrara and the Elkhorn Rond.
Modern Booka In Second rince.
LSI Ia the Domain of Womnn.
13 Amnaementa aad Muelc.
IS Hallronds Evnde Taxation.
Snys Husband Feigned Insanity.
1M Story, Flower o' the Corn."
10 Mnrkets and Financial.
Temperature nt Omnha Yesterday i
Hour. Deg. Hour, Dear.
S n. m IB 1 p. nt 17
n. m 13 V p. ni 17
T a- m 11 3 p. m IN
S a. m 11 4 p. m lit
a. m 11 Bp. m 1
10 n. m 13 p. m 1
11 a. m 14 T p. m 17
111 m 1
STRICKLER GOES TO NEW YORK
Well Known Attorney Accepts Posi
tion with Big Mining
Attorney Virgil O. Strlckler Is to leave
Omaha and take up his residence in New
York City. How soon. Mr. Strlckler
himself doesn't know, but as
quickly as he can adjust his busi
ness matters here, which will probably
be this week. He will abandon .bis law
practice In Nebraska courts entirely, but
perhaps will not be able to dispose en
tirely of his other interests so soon, and
anticipates the necessity, and the pleasure,
of occasional visits here.
Mr. Strlckler' plans are of recent making
and the result of a three months' visit
down east In the interest of western mines
he either owns or has interests in. The
mines needed heavier financing than the
owners could give and Mr. Strlckler went
after It. He not only got It, but he got
himself a fat salaried position as counsel
for the corporation that will assume con
trol. This corporation is made up of sev
eral men who are at the heads of other
enterprises and have joined In promoting
a $10,000,000 capitalization for tbe develop
ment of these mines and aome similar west
era undertakings. Because of hia exten
sive acquaintance in the west and tor other
obvious reasons Mr. Strlckler waa offered
not only a place as counsel, but also a
scat on the board of directors, and baa ac
His removal to the east will take from
Nebraska a simon-pure specimen of the
genus "hustler." Wheu he came up from
Luray, Va.', In 1887, to practice law In Ne
braska he boasted that be had a university
education and $45 aa hla total assets. Since
then he haa been somebody's attorney in
each of more than .700 lawsuits, and made
money on real estate and business deals,
when older men were losing, until he is
"pretty well fixed."
And between times he found opportunity
to write the Australian ballot law In the
form Nebraska still uses, to diaft numer
ous other important legislative measures,
and to figure personally In politics. He has
dropped tho 'politics "because It doesn't
pay," but out through thlr state and a
good many others, people still remember
the time Strlckler took a carload of en
thusiasts east to attend the birth of the
populist party; how he subsequently
"landed" the national convention for Omaha
and how, still later, as an executive com
mitteeman of the populist national com
mittee, he campaigned with "Jim" Weaver
while his own chances of election as state's
attorney went glimmering.
"I am leaving Omaha and thla state with
considerable regret," Mr. Strlckler said
yesterday, "but I feel that I can do better
where I am going and so am forced to ssy
a reluctant but most cordial goodbye."
DISCUSS THE TAX SITUATION
Committee of Ten Meets with Commit,
teemea of tho Real Estate
The citizens' committee of ten on tsx
legislation met with aeveral members of
the tax committee of the Real Estate ex
change yesterday at the office of T. J. Ma
honey to consider tbe present situation of
the campaign for municipal taxation of
railroad property. Senators Hall and Howell
and Representative TenEyck were present
and offered some suggestions, also explain
ing tbe situation at Lincoln.
A suggestion was made that tbe com
mittee should take a stand In favor of tha
tsx levy as made by the city council by
urging tbe mayor to sign the levy ordi
nance, but it was decided that this mat
ter waa beyond the Jurisdiction of the
Real Estate Sale.
On Saturday Charlea E. Williamson sol 1
to Thomas L. Kimball 100 feet front on
Twenty-fourth avenue, between St. Mary's
avenue and Harney for $5,000. It la an
nounced that Mr. Kimball will improve tho
firoperty at once by tha erection of two
urge houses on it.
Movements of Orenn Vessels Feb. 28.
At New York Arrived Celtic, from
Liverpool and Queenstown; Pennsylvania,
from Hamburg. Sailed Ktrurla, for Liver
pool; Helgravla. for Hamburg; Kroonliind,
for Antwerp; Miriiietoiika, for IyOmlon: Fur
nexHla, for Glasgow; Bohemian, for Liver
pool. At Antwerp Sailed Finland, for New
At Southampton flailed Philadelphia, for
New York, via Cherbourg and passed Mural
At Movllle Sailed TiiHlanla, from Liver
pool, for Halifax and St. John, N. It.
At Oenoa Arrived Lombardla, from New
At Hamburg Sailed Blucher, for New
At Naples-Sailed Slcllla, for New York;
Phoei.liia, for New York; Weimar, from
Genoa, etc., for New York.
At Havre Arrived L' Aqultalne. from
New York. Sailed La. Hretaane, for New
At Bremen Sailed Barbarosa, for New
At Rotterdam Balled Staateudara, for
At Liverpool Arrived I.ucanla. from
N'ew York. Hulled Cmbrla. for New York
At Boulogne Arrived Ryndaiu, from
New York, tut Rotterdam. ,
FIX UP ORGANIC LAW
Indications Boms Amendments Will B
Offered to Voters of ths Bute,
COMMITTEE WORKING'ON THE CHANGES
GoTernor Mickey Persistent in Urging;
that Action Be Taken.
THREE AMENDMENTS CONTEMPLATED
Eweeiy of Adams Oonnty Has a Judicial
WOULD LEGISLATE SEVEN OUT OF OFFICE
Pharmacy Board Showe Legislature
It Waa Mistaken In Reaolwtlo--Itcaardlng
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 28. (Special.) Although
the settslnn is far spent, there la every
probability that the present legislature will
not adjourn without effecting, or trying to
effect, plans for needed amendments to the
state constitution. The bouao committee
on constitutional amendments will meet
Monday and perhaps arrive at some definite
decision as to the character of procedure.
It is probable that tho idea of constitu
tional amendments will prevail over that
for a constitutional convention. The lat
ter proposition Is now pending before the
senate In the form of a resolution, tut It
does not seem to have gathered to Itself
As was Indicated by his Interview pub
lished in The Bee, In addition to his Inau
gural message, Governor Mickey favors the
submission of constitutional amendmenta
to the ratification of the voters rather than
the proposition for a constitutional conven
tion. He has been In consultation with the
committeemen In the legislature having
these matters In hand and urged his recom
mendations with them.
It appears that the governor and the
committeemen, at least a good many of the
latter, are agreed that at least three
changes should be made In the organlo lawa
of Nebraska. These are in the number of
membera of tbe supreme court. Increasing
them from three to five or seven; plans for
tbe safe investment of the permanent
school fund and the Increase In tbe sala
ries of state officers. In the proposition
concerning the supreme court It is also
urged that tbe members should be paid at
least $5,000 a year, as It is held this would
have a tendency to Induce eminent jurists
to accept places on this bench. Governor
Mickey Is especially dealrous that every
wise provision be made to Insure the beat
possible character and talent for the high
est tribunal in Nebraska. And it appeara
his sentiments find ample approval among -members
of tbe legislature.
Lengthening; Official Terms.
In connection with proposed constitu
tional changes there la a demand, how
great It cannot be said, for tbe extension
of tbe terms of state renators and rep
resentatives from two to four years. Cer
tain membera of the house committee on
constitutional amendments have advocated
this proposition and may urge it before the
remainder of the committee. Sweezy
of Adams, speaking of the matter this
"I am convinced that our state would
profit if the men elected to make the lawa
could serve for four, iustead of two yeara.
The average legislator serves but one term
and-, is out of office really before he
reaches his highest stage of usefulness to
the state in this capaolty. I realize that
such a change as this would strike the
mass of people, at first, as too radical, hut
I believe It is right and would be so re
garded If the people would give It their
Already bills have been Introduced In
the houae'and senate providing for changes
in the ballot law ao aa to place constitu
tional amendments at the top Instead of
the bottom of the tlcketa, thus insuring
better results at the general elections. Ex
perience has taught that aa a role a vast
number of voters overlook or for aome
reason fall to vote on constitutional
amendments when they appear at the bot
tom of the ticket, as has always been the
case In this state. This Is given aa tha
reason for the failure of passage of the
constitutional amendments which already
have been submitted to the people of Ne
braska. New Jadlclal Districts.
Representative Sweezy of Adams haa
completed his bill for the reapportion
ment of tbe Judicial districts In tbe etate.
It makea aome interesting changes. Leav
ing tbe number of districts, fifteen, the
same, it cuts down the number of Judges
from twenty-eight to twenty-one, taking
one from the Third district and one from
the Fourth. The Third district Is com
posed entirely of Lancaster county, with
Lincoln aa Its center, having three judgea,
and the Fourth of Douglas, Washington,
Sarpy and Burt, with Omaha as its center
and a total of seven Judges. Thus Omaha's
district would, under tbe Sweezy bill, have
six judges and Lincoln two. Every other
district in the state is left with one Judge
The bill contemplates a reduction of the
district court expenses. Including salaries,
of course, of Ij6,000, and Is designed to
give each district, aa near aa possible, 65,
000 inhabitants. Of course the Fourth
district exceeds this number very ma
terially. The districts under thla bill are:
First Richardson. Pawnee, Qage.
Second Otoe. Cass, Nemaha, Johnson.
Fourth Douglas, Washington, Sarpy,
Fifth Seward, York, Polk. Hamilton,
Sixth Raunders, Dodge, Cuming. Colfax.
Seventh Saline, Jefferson, Fillmore,
KiKhth Thurton. Dakota, Dixon, Cedar,
Wayne, Pierce, Knox.
Ninth liatte, Mudlaon, Boone, Stanton,
Tenth Nuckolls, Webster, Adam, Clay.
Kleventh Hall, Howard, Merrick, Nance,
Twelfth Dawson, Buffalo, Custer Blaine.
Thomas, Hooker, Grant, Logan. Mcpher
son, Arthur and the unorganized territory
Thirteenth Lincoln, Perkins. Keith,
Deuel, Cheyenne, Kimball, Banner, Scotta
Bluff, Sioux, Dawea, Box Butte.
Fourteenth Kearney, Phelps. Ooaper,
Frontier, Hayes, Chaae. Dundy, Hitchcock,
Red Willow, Furnas, Harlan.
Fifteenth Holt. Hoik. Brown. Keya
Paha, Cherry, Sheridan. Boyd, Loup, Oar
field. Wheeler and the unorganized terri
This is the second judlcisl reapportion
ment bill before the legislature. Warner
of Dakota is the author of the one la the
senate. It reduces the total number of
judges only three. Neither bill has the
sanction of all the judges, if any, in tbe
late. And there is a great deal of oppo
sition to them from outlda sources. The
argument, especially from the westers and
of the state, where one Judge has a aum-
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