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TTIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, MARCH' 2, 1003.
CURRENT NEWS ' OF IOWA.
COMMERCIAL CLUB ANNUAL
Temporary Officer ipcted to Be. Chosen
for a Full Tear Term.
SOME IMPORTANT MATTERS TO COME U
Committers Which Will flare Active
Char of the Club's Work to Be
Kamed by the PreaU
The first annual meeting of the recently
organized Commercial club wIV. be held
Wednesday evening In the city council
chamber. In addition to the election of
officers and an executive committee, a num
ber of Important matters will come before
the meeting. President Bender Is expected
to name at this meeting the twelve stand
The officers who were elected January 30
to hold office until the regular annual meet
ing were: President, Victor E. Bender;
vice presidents. Chris Jensen. W. H. Kim
ball; secretary, M. F. Rohrer; treasurer.
Ernest E. Hart. These comprise the ex
ecutive committee: H. W. Binder, H. A.
Qnlnn, F. R. Davis, H. H. VanBrunt and C.
V. McDonald. As the members of thl
eommlttee have a number of matters al
ready In hand upon which tbey have been
working since the organization of the club,
no change In the personnel of the executive
committee ! looked for. It Is also be
lieved that the present officers will all be
The committees to be named by Presi
dent Bender are: Transportation, manu
factures, trade extension, railroad exten
sion, retail trade, municipal legislation,
county and state legislation, roads and
streets, public parks, entertainment, griev
ances and finance. It la the opinion of
many of the members that a committee on
advertising should also be named and this
will probably be done.
One of the more Important matters to
be brought up at this meeting Is that of
trade excursions and the formation of a
manufacturers' and jobbers' association.
The executive committee has received as
surance from the Western Passenger as
sociation that reduced rates will be given
for such excursions within a certain radius
of Council Bluffs. The committee. Is plan
ning on bringing about one of these excur
sions within a few weeks.
Louis Kurmueblen, jr., who was employe!
by the club to solicit members and collect
the entrance fees and first quarter's dues.
Vlll mske bis report through Secretary Roh
rer. It is estimated that the club will have
about 300 members in good standing.
The clubrooms in the Woodbury building
are ready for occupancy and are nicely
furnished. Owing to Oie expected large at.
tendance at the annual meeting Wednes
day night It was' thought best to hold it In
the city council chamber.
number of taxpayers and will be filed with
the board, today. It will asX that the au
thorities of the tro counties appoint a
Joint commission to prepare the details
of the proposed drainage system and to
supervise? the work. The Harrtaon county
supervisors and others from that county
Interested In the proposed drainage scheme
are expected to be present at today's meeting.
FIGHT IN THE GRAND ARMY
Seriout Objection to Admitting Other Than
Civil War Veterans,
SOME IOWA JUDGES ARE UNFORTUNATE
State rreparlaK to Make (aa Exhibit
of Its Maaafaetnree at the St.
Loals Eaposltloa Inaaraaco
Gravel roofing. A. H. Head, 12t Main St.
Activity la Real Estate.
The month of February showed remark
able activity in the real estate market,
this being especially true a. to farm lands.
The month witnessed an unusual number
of large Bales and closed with a record
nearly equalling that of the same month
for the year previous, which was the great
est in many years.
During the four weeks of February 217
conveyances of real estate were filed In the
office of the county recorder, with a total
consideration of 1612.698. CI. The last week
of the month was responsible for more than
half of thla amount, there being seventy
six conveyances filed, with a total con
sideration of $329,424.51. The biggest day
was Thursday laat, when twenty-seven
transfers were recorded, with an aggregate
consideration of $89,957.60.
In February, 1902, there were 2S7 con
veyances filed, with a total consideration
of $689,832.52. being an excess of seventy
conveyances and $66,633.91 money consider
ation, compared with February of this year.
The total transactions In 1902 represented
an aggregate consideration of $4,888,501,
and real estate men look for nearly as good
a year In 1903.
Y. Plumbing Co.. Tel. 250, Nlght.'F667.
Supposed Car Thieves Caaarht.
John Fahey, August Smith, James Spencer
and John Woodman aro the names given bv
four men under arrest at the city Jail,
charged with breaking into a freight car
In the local yards of the Rock Island rail
road on the night of February 24 and
stealing a ease of rubbers, a case of yarn
socks and other merchandise. The men
were arrested in Omaha Saturday evening
while attempting to dispose of part of the
plunder and were brought back across the
river yesterday by Detective Murphy and
Constatle Albertl Only part of the goods
stolen from the car has been recovered. A
bundle of furs 1 and other goods Is still
missing. The four men are strangers to
the local police, but Spencer Is alleged to
be a well known crook from Dea Moines.
Giving Awrf stoves.
The third heating atove given by Will
iam Welch to his coal customers was
awarded to Mr. William Pool, Twenty-ninth
avenue and Garfield street. Another has
been put up on the same plan, aud during
the next thlry days will be given away free
to one of his customers. Before ordering
your coal call at 16 North Main afreet or
Ilrrrlutt visits the Bluffs.
Lieutenant Governor John .Merrlott was
In the city yesterday for a short time ob
bis way home to Stuart, Guthrie county,
from a trip to Nebraska. While at the
Grand hotel he was visited by a .umber
of the leading republicans oi (be city. Mr.
Harriott said his visit had no political
inference. When asked if he would be a
candidate for lieutenant governor in 1904
Mr. Herrlatt said he had nothing to say
for publication at this time.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Boa.
Take l Uralaajc Ditches.
The Board of County Supervisors will
meet in adjourned session today to take
Up the matter of the proposed drainage
ditches In Harrison and Pottawattamie
counties. The petition for the formation of
a joint d.-alnage district out of the two
ountles has been signed by the requisite
ELLEN M. STONE
the Missionary ransomed from
the Hrlaaads at Maeedoala, will
Broadway M. E. Church
londy Evening, March 2.
a Psart S Council Bluffs. Toons St.
Davis sells drugs.
Expert watch repairing, Leffort, 4'19 B'y.
Elegant new photographs at Schmidt's.
Six photos 10 cents. Carveth. B'way.
For rent, modern house. "19 Sixth avenue,
ryrngraphy supplies. C. E. Alexander &
Co., 3.13 Uroadway.
Mrs. Hamilton will entertain the member!
of the Atlas club Tuesday af u rnoon.
The New Century club will rifet Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Mullen.
Mrs. Dalley will entertain the members
Of the Woman's club Wednesday afternoon.
The Onklaml Avenue Mending club will
meet Friday afternoon at the home of Krs.
Dell G. Morgan.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Board of Park Commissioners will be held
We are headquarters for glass ' of all
kinds. See u before you buy. C B. Paint,
Oil and Glass company.
Mrs. E C. Shepard of Sycamore. 111., is
vloltlug her parent. Mr. and Mrs. F. O.
Uleason of Glen avenue.
Mrs. I. K. Albrook of Si'. City hue ar
rived to rrmkij her home with her soli, Rob
ert Albrook at the Kenard.
Miss l.ydla Trimble, a missionary to
China, will speak Sunday morning at the
UruaJway Methodist church. i
The regular meeting of Shnduklam tem
ple, Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan,
has been postponed to the last Thursday in
Mrs. E. E. Hurt will entertain the women
of the Congregational church at a kenflng
ton at her home on Park avenue Thursday
A special program In the way of enter
tainment will be provided for the members
nt tne meeting tonight of Fidelity council.
The teamsters' union ha elected these
officers: President, F. Smltti; recording
secretary John Ragan;' secretary-treasurer,
Jens Hendrlcksen, an aged Dane, whose
actions seemed to Indicate tnat he was
somewhat deranged, was taken In charge
by the police lest evening.
Miss Ella Wirt, a member of the faculty
of the Plattsmouth High school, spnt yes
terday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Wirt of Willow avenue.
Mrs. Frank W. Hollls, who has bren a
patient at the Woman's Christian Associa
tion hospital for several weeks, was re
ported yesterday to be convalescing.
Mrs. Mary E. Nichols, wife of James
Nichols, 1 South Tenth street, died yes
terday morning, aged 49 years. Her hus
band and two daughters survive her.
Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Shadle will enter
tain the members of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary and Ladles' Aid societies Tues
duy afternoon at the home of Mrs. Baker.
County Treasurer Arnd will hold an ad
journed delinquent tax sale, tnis morning,
when the few pieces of delinquent property
remaining on the tax list will be offered for
William Coppock left last evening for
lienver to meet Mrs. Coppoc.:, who with a
party of Chicago friends has been enjoying
a trip In a private car througn Old Mexico
The city council- will hotd its regular
monthly session this evening. Now that
the conduit ordinance Is out of the way for
thirty days, there are no Important matters
to come before it tonight.
The art department of the Council Bluffs
Woman's club will meet this evening. The
modern language department will meet
Tuesday afternoon and iurday after
noon. The literature department will also
meet Thursday afternoon.
Henry Jennings, Fred Chapman and Ed
Keller, three small boys, were arres'ed last
evening for. Jumping on and off freight
trains In the Milwaukee yards. They were
allowed to go home on promitdng to appear
in police court this morning.
Mrs. W. 8. Rlgdon, Mrs. Stockdale, Dr.
Claude Lewis and Clyde B. Altchlson will
assist on the program at the quarterly
meeting and reception of the Woman's
Christian association to be neld this after
noon at the home of Mrs, H. A. Qulun on
The reception of the Ciuncll Bluffs
Woman's club will be held Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. J. P. Davis. The
members of the modern language depart
ment will act as ho testes. A musical and
literary program In the Spanish. French
and German languages will be given.
M. A. Stempel and Miss Emma R. Perk,
both of Macedonia. Ia., were married yes
terday morning in the parlota of the Kiel
hotel, Rev. W. J, Calfee of Broadway
MethodlHt church officiating. The groom Is
a son of Dr. Stempel of Macedonia and the
bride is the daughter of Frank Perk, a well
known stockman and farmer living near
Mrs. Margarette R. Barrttt died at an
early hour yesterday morning at the home
of her sister, Mrs. C. W. Atwood, lt
liaughn street, aged 50 years. She was
born In Aldrle. Scotland, February 12, lKj3.
She leaves one son, lmaac Rennle Barrttt;
three sinters, Mrs. Agnes Caldwell and
Mrs. C. W. Atwood of this city and Mrs.
Mary Allstrand of Missouri Valley; two
brothers, Adam E. I'renttce of Crescent
City, la., and Robert L. Prentice of Excel
sior 8pringa, Mo. The funeral cortege will
leave the residence, 128 Baughn street,
Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock for Hasel
Dell township, where the services will be
held in the church at 2 p. m. Interment
will be in Hazel Dell cemetery.
'VARSITY RECTOR IS DINED
Cardinal and other Ecclesiastics Bid
Farewell to Head of Wash
ROME, March 1. Cardinal Seraflno Van
nutelll, subdeacon of the sacred college,
gave a dinner today In honor of the Rev.
Dennis R. O'Connell, the new rector of the
Catholic university at Wsshlngton. The
guests included Cardinal Satolli, the prefect
of the propaganda of studies, from which
the university depends; Cardinal Vincent
Vannutelll, the Very Rev. J. A. Zahm,
Notre Dame, Ind., and a number of mon
Mgr. O'Connell within the last week has
received from personal friends two purses
of $5,000 each to found two scholarships
and promises of much larger sums from
He will leave Rome next Wednesday and
experts to assume his duties at Washing
ton In the middle of March.
WHERE AIRSHIPS ARE SAFE
Sloe Has Place Where Men Can Fly
Without Danger of
(Copyright.- IJfij, by Press Publishing Co.)
NICE. March 1. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Nice has the
only , "Aerodrome" in the world a place
where flying machines can maneuver. It
consists of a steel truss sixty feet high,
across the top of which Is laid another
truss, more than ninety feet long, exactly
balanced and moving on pivots. A flying
machine can be suspended to one arm and
counterbalanced by a weight in the other,
and then can maneuver freely and without
danger. Captain Ferber has erected this
aerodrome not merely for his own experi
ments with flying machines, but to allow
the use of it to any Inventor who may want
to test an airship.
Very Hear at Crlsae.
To allow constipation to poison ' your
body. Dr. King's New Life Pills cures It
and Will is up your heal t a or at pay. tic.
Far sale by Kuiia ft Co.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
DES MOINES, la.. March 1. (Special.)
In Grand Army circles it Is learned that a
spirited contest has alresdy been started
in Iowa over the question of opening the
doors of the organization for admission of
persons other than those who actually
served in the war of the rebellion. This
was started by a statement credited to De
partment Commander John Lindt of Coun
cil Bluffs, In which he was quoted as In
timating that it would be well to enlarge
the membership. This suggestion promptly
aroused the resentment of many of the
members and the first post to give it recog
nition was Post No. 1 in Davenport. This
post, of which Past Department Commander
Metzgar Is a member, adopted a resolution
reciting the preamble to the constitution
of the Grand Army of (he Republic and in
structing the delegates of the post to the
department encampment to stand firmly
for no change In that preamble. The en
campment meets in Cedar Rapids In May.
It is known that a considerable element In
the organization favors admitting the Sons
of Veterans on a qualified membership,
while others favor admitting those who
have been connected with other military
organizations and those who have fought in
the Philippines. But the matter cannot be
put through the encampment without a
fight and the post at Davenport calls upon
all the members to oppose any change in
the organization. If those who favor open
ing the door insist upon their stand they
will have a warm fight in the encampment.
Judgei Don't All Get Increase.
Not all of the district judges of Iowa
have as yet been benefited by the increase
of salary provided for by the late legisla
ture. It was provided merely that the pay
of ' all district Judges should be $3,500 a
year. Instead of $2,500, but the constitution
forbids any Increase in pay during the term
for which a judge is elected. Four of the
Judges were serving by appointment and
they were elected for short terms In No
vember and Immediately began to get ths
increase of wages. Four others hold over
until the close of this year. They are Judges
Clyde, Macy, Bailie and Wltbrow, and this
four cannot get the increased pay until
after the expiration of their present terms
and their re-election. This will be at the
close of this year. All others ore now get
ting tire increase.
Shrlners to Go to Stoax City.
Arrangements are being made for a big
pilgrimage of Za-Ga-Zlx, Temple of Shrln
ers, to Sioux City May 12, when Governor
Cummins will accompany the -Shrlners, and
there will bo a meeting of several hundred
in northwestern Iowa.
Ex-Senator Allen la towa. .
William V. Allen of Madison. Neb., . !s
spending a few days In Des Moines, While
here he had. an Informal, confererce with
members of the Iowa regiment of which he
was a member. He met with Colonel Eber
hart, who was colonel of the regiment, and
Adjutant W. L. Carpenter, formerly mayor
of Des Moines; also with Colonel Scott, who'
was lieutenant colonel of the regiment.
Senator Allen Is here with W. S. Collins of
Basin, Wyo., and they are interested in the
oil wells there, having samples of the oil
The Iowa commission on the Louisiana
Purchase exposition will meet this week to
dispose of many matters Which should
be started thus early. Among other things
it will be determined how much will be
given to the different departments for the
special exhibits. A, determined effort will
be made to provide that a liberal appro
priation shall be made for securing an
exhibit of Iowa manufacturing industries
at the exposition. It Is regarded as certain
that the agricultural, horticultural and
similar Interests will be represented with
out much trouble, but a special effort will
be necessary to secure an exhibit of manu
factures. To the end that the commis
sion may have before It some evidence of
the extent to which Iowa Industry has been
developed Secretary Conaway has secured
from State Labor Commissioner Brlgham
an informal list of the things made in
Iowa, novelties largely, that should be
represented. In the list are the following:
Harps, powder, felt shoes, cutlery, gun
stocks, band cutters, altars, feather dus
ters, locks, pearl buttons, cream separators,
refrigerators, well machines, condensed
milk, pipe organs, sleigh bells, engines,
desks, woolen goods, flax tow, wall paper,
spice, gloves, macaroni, rubber tires,
wooden shoes, garden and farm tools,
wheels, paints, boxcar loaders, thresher
teeth, stump pullers, paper caskets, feather
dusters, typewriters, ranges and stoves,
perfumes and stucco goods.
laforiuatloa on Vat rsary,
Secretary John Hay has written a "etter
to Governor Cummins transmitting a pe
culiar request from Mexico. The secretary
of state says be has received a letter from
the Mexican ambassador asking for infor
mation as to the laws In the several states
of the union regarding vagrancy and es
pecially with regard to the "rules govern
ing contracts with persons or corporations
that desire to utilize the labor of vagrants."
Secretary Hay asks the governor of Iowa
If he has any printed matter touching on
this subject to forward to Washington for
the benefit of the Mexican ambassador.
Inasmuch as the state of Iowa has very
little legislation on the subject of vagrants
and Just now the state is not troubled with
vagrancy, the information obtained here
will be meager.
Deep Well at Hospital.
A new deep well tot the State yisane
hospital at Mount Pleasant has Just been
completed and the State Board of Control
has received a report thereon. The report
shows that the well is down 1,203 feet
and that the drill went through the stratum
of St. Peter sandstone 100 feet thick, water
being found In the stratum. This water
is much better than in the old well of the
hospital. A test of the well shows that
it gave up 100.000 gallons of water a day
without diminishing appreciably the water
in the old well only 100 feet away. Judge
Robinson states that the new well will
make it certain the hospital will always
have abundant water. Two years ago the
city wster supply failed and the one well
at the hospital came near going dry. The
new well will be used as soon as a pump
can be secured.
Insaraace Reports Received.
The state Insurance reports are now
nearly all in the hands of the state auditor.
The leading fire Insurance companies, both
of the state and domestic- and foreign, have
Bled their reports and only a few of the
Biutuala art bow out. The accident, slate
glass, fidelity and other miser llsneous com
panies hsve reported. Not all of the life
companies have reported. The insurance yesr
commences today and State Auditor Car
roll Is prepared to send out on Monday
morning the Insurance certificates for pub
llcstion and otherwise to start the year
right. The Insurance report will be pre
pared at once.
A quarrel took place In a small house on
Market street this afternoon occupied by
colored and white people. Andy. Johnson,
colored, was shot and killed by B. F. Cun
Tbey live In the same bouse and bad a
quarrel over various matters. Including cer
tain repairs of the house. Johnson became
enraged and threatened to kill Cunning
ham. The latter got a revolver and pre
pared to defend himself. Both men have
wives of color opposite to themselves. Cun
ningham's colored wife threw her arms
around his neck and Implored him not to
shoot, but he reached over tier shoulder
and shot Johnson dead. Cunningham says
be was afraid Johnson would kill him.
The trial of James Wajker, colored, came
to an end In district court this afternoon
when the Jury, which was given the case
Saturday afternoon, returned a verdict of
manslaughter. Walker was tried for killing
Isaac Finkelsteln. The theory of the state
wai that Walker was employed by Levtch to
give Finkelsteln a sound drubbing and be
accidentally killed him.
POPE DISREGARDS DOCTOR
Meets aad Chats with Cardinals la
Room Where Predecessor .
Died. . -
ROME, March 1. Dr. Lapponl, the pope's
physician, made this morning a last effort
to induce his holiness to renounce his re
ception of the cardinals.
He remonstrated with the pope, saying:
"Tour holiness, my duty Is to point out
that- your health would greatly benefit by
your resting today."
The pope replied: "My dear doctor, be
fore your valuable advice comes my tiuty,
which I shall perform until the end."
The audience was held In the pope's pri
vate library and Leo XIII. spoke continu
ously for half an hour with the forty-two
cardinals present. No address was deliv
ered and the most Important words were
when the pontiff referred with emphasis
to bis advanced age and approacHlng end.
He was led jo speak thereof In reminding
the cardinals that the room In which he
was receiving them was the same In which
Plus IX. beld his last consistory, he being
present, but In bed.
The cardinals greeted this reference to
the possible approach of death with a
chorus of noes and with exclamations o(
"We have all come to wish you a long life."
By this time the excitement of the re
ception had improved Pope Leo's appear
ance. When he entered the library his
form was bowed and trembling, but he
now seemed to have acquired strength and
animation. He showed the cardinals a
magnificent antique clock which bad just
been presented to him by the Count of
Caserta, the head of the Naples branch of
the Bourbon family. Before his retirement
he presented to each cardinal present a
richly illuminated pamphlet, reviewing the
chief events in his pontificate, including
a Latin poem of his own composition and
five of his most important encyclicals.
His holiness said: "I will order that the
few cardinals absent, like Cardinal Gib
bons, also have It.
SEVENTEEN DAYS ; IN DRIFTS
Kewfoaadland , Kxpres.. Returns to
Starting Point AtteV Passen
gers Soffer Hanger.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., March 1. One of the
two snowbound expresses returned here to
day. The train left this city seventeen
days ago and only succeeded in getting half
way across the Island. The passengers tell
thrilling stories of tbelr experience amid
the snowdrift. , .
The other express is still stuck fast, but
the passengers left It and walked across
thirty miles of snowflelds to an open sec
tion of the line ind will reach here In the
middle of the week.
The Best Treatment (or Colds and Grip
No treatment for colds and grip leaves
the system In as good and healthy a con
dition as . Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
The greatest danger from these diseases
is of their resulting in pneumonia. Dur
ing the many years this remedy has been
in use, no case of a cold or attack of the
grip having resulted in pneumonia has
ever been reported to the manufacturers,
which shows conclusively that it is a cer
tain preventive of that dangerous disease,
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Today la Nebraska aad Iowa
aad Warmer la Extreme
WASHINGTON, March 1. Forecast :
For Nebraska Fair Monday and Tues
day; warmer Monday and In west portion
For Iowa Fair Monday and Tuesday.
For Illinois and Missouri Fair and
warmer Monday; Tuesday, fair; fresh
For North and South Dakota Fair Mon
day and 'Tuesday.
For Kansas Fair and warmer Monday;
For Colorado Fair Monday and warmer
in south portion; Tuesday fair.
OFFfCE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAHA. March 1 Official record of tem
perature and u-eclpltaUon compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1903. 1902. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature ... 40 24 78 61
Minimum temperature ... 14 19 35 18
Mean temerature 27 22 64 34
precipitation 00 .07 .00 .tw
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and alnce March L
Normal temperature 32
l)eticlency for the day Z
Total deficiency slnre March 1, 19u8 5
Normal precipitation 04 Ir.ch
iK'tlclency for the day 04 Inch
'total rainfall since March 1, 1903 00 Inch
Deficiency since March 1, 10 4 Incn
Excess for cor. period, 192 03 Inch
Excess for cor. period, 11 04 Inch
Reports irons Stations at T P. M.
CONDITION OF TUB
North Platte, clear
Bait 1-ake City, partly cloudy.
Rapid City, clear
Huron, partly cloudy
v Illusion, clear
St. Iiuls, clear
St. Paul, clear
Kansas City, clear
Havre, partly cloudy
Bismarck, partly cloudy
341 4' .if)
!l Siij .U0
34 1 .
! 34 .00
62 62! .00
V' V -
Cffifil 103 iM't WmUt
A CHALLENGE "
Collier's Household Number for March
marks the top notch in American magazine
making. We challenge you to disprove this
statement for 10c. at the nearest news stand.
rHIS number is American through and through. It has strength,
timeliness and a generous dash of humor. The men who wrote
for it and drew its pictures command the highest prices known
to modern journalism. That is because they are the men for whose
latest word the whole reading public waits. A contribution from
any one. of them would make any number notable;- for one number to
include them all is to set a new standard of magazine achievement.
James Whitcomb Riley
Tells in a poem how to make the right kind of man out of the right kind of boy.
Richard Harding Davis
Relates, in an amusing "inside story, ".how he captured the town of Coamo. .
" Mr. Dooley"
Writes (exclusively for Collier's) a letter about "The White House Expenses."
Thomas Nelson Page
Discusses very clearly and suggestively a new aspect of the . Negro Question.
Charles Dana Gibson
-Depicts, in his best drawing for years, "The Greatest Game in the World."
FEAR WAR' WITH TURKEY
Buuiani Expeot (Serious Clash Over Mace
donia in the Spring.
GERMAN MONEY COMPLICATES MATTERS
Kaiser's Subjects Having Drilled
Saltan's Troops May Sow Finance
Sick Man for Impending
Battle with Csar.
T tnalcatea trace of precipitation.
I.. A. WEI.8H,
"--. Local ITorwcaal Official.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 28. (via Eydt
kubneo, German Frontier, March 1.) Some
publicists are of opinion that only the
sternest language toward Turkey can pre.
vent war with RusbIs In the spring. They
believe the porte will pursue bands of
Macedonian revolutionists across the Bul
garian frontier and that public opinion
will compel Russia to Interfere.
The czar thoroughly understands that a
war with Turkey will be more serious than
that of 1878. Officers are quoted as saying
that the Turkish army is the best in the
world owing to Its German organisation and
armament. There Is an Inclination here
to anticipate German financial support of
Turkey and. In view of the situation, fore
bodings of a clash are freely expressed In
private, although they are carefully sup
pressed in the papers.
Flchtlaa; Begins In Galkans.
LONDON, March 2. The Geneva cores
pondent of the Daily Chronicle telegraphs
that news has been received there of an
engagement between Turkish troops and
bodies of Macedonians and Bulgarians near
Monastir. The Turks suffered 'a repulse.
Thirty-two were killed and many wounded.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 1. Advices
from Bulgaria, Servla and Macedonia re
flect the disappointment felt there regard
ing the Illusory nature of the Austro-Russian
scheme of Macedonian reforms which
the sultan has agreed to.
FRANCIS VISITS EUROPE
Hopes to See French and German
Rulers at St. IOnls
LONDON, March 1. President Francis of
the St. Louis exposition left tonight fur
Paris In consequence of a letter from M.
Le Grave, the French commissioner to
the exposition, urging htm to visit Paris,
and saying President Loubet would like to
receive him at the Elysee palace.
After seeing President Loubet, Mr. Fran
cis Intends to proceed to Madrid, and
thence to Berlin, where, If possible, he will
have an audience with the German em
peror on March 9. He hopes to sail from
Bremen on March 10, on Kron Prlns Wit
helm for New York. Mr. Francis's last
day In London was marked by a luncheon
given In his honor by the lord chief Jus
tice, Lord Alverstone, who will be a mem
ber of the British royal commission to
the St. Louis fair.
Prior to leaving Mr. Francis said he could
not have asked for or expected more hos
pitality than had been shown him during
his flying visit to England.
"All classes," he said, "have exhibited
much Interest in the Bt. Louis exposition
and have treated me in the kindest pos
sible way, for which I am very grateful."
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