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PART I. fc
POPE FEELS STRONG
Expresses Belief He May Continue at Hit
Fost Another Ten Tears.
REJOICES THAT HIS MIND STAYS BRIGHT
Attributes Vitality in Large Measura to the
Exerc'se of Will Power.
CHURCH APPROACHES PERIOD OF TRIAL
Hopes to Li?" to Oarr it Safely Through
the Difficulties Ahead.
SPIRIT GIVES A MEDIUM ITS OPINION
Flsea 1 pon Hrrlfmbrr 1 of the Pres
ent Year the Date of the
Aeted Pontiff's Death Pope
laalats on Being Active.
(Copyright, inns, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. March 7. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) "We feel the.
strength to battle for the church another
ten years," aald Pope Leo XIII a few daya
sko, employing the plural pronoun "we"
Instead of "I," aa sovereigns do.
The pontiff waa addressing Marquis Sac
chettl, an Important official of the papal
court, who repeated the word today to the
"It Is Indeed a singular privilege to hare
attained so great an age," the pope con
tinued, "but we esteem still, more the fact
that age has In no way lessened or weak
ened our mind or will power. On the con
trary, this most exalted position to which
Providence haa been pleaaed to raise us
appears to hsve imparted fresh resolution
and power to our spiritual and intellectual
'"We are convinced of the marvelous effi
cacy of the will, and attribute a great
measure of our good health and strength to
the vigorous, constant exercise of will
power, for it Is our ardent desire to remain
at the helm of Peter's bark as long as our
presence can be useful to the church.
"We anticipate that the Immediate future
will prove to be a period of great trial for
the church. Therefore, with God's help,
we hope to steer the vessel confided to our
care safely to port before laying down the
emblems of our high office."
Marquis Sacchettl said to the World cor
respondent that It waa Impossible not to be
deeply Impressed by the profoubd convic
tion with which the pope uttered those
Weakened by C'oaath.
Although the pope's cough abated some
what today, he Is still feeble, and his physi
cian insisted that he should remain In bed
nil day. There was no audience, and tho
r.nly persons permitted to visit him were
his physicians and the regular attendants
npon his bed chamber.
The fact that ho la not permitted audi
tnres vexes Leo greatly. He knows that
there arc a number of persons waiting to
tee felm as 'Soon as he. may be permitted
to receive them, and he trios to hasten this
end by bringing Into play every effort of
his Indomitable will.
' There Is "really nothing the matter with
the pope except the Ills- attendant upon a
preat age and a gastric complication which
Dr. Lapponl says Leo can, with his marvel
tua constitution, successfully combat If he
will only take a long rest. But the pope
believes that the best medicine for his ail
ments is excitement, and It la the reaction
from the effect of his favorite prescrip
tion that Is causing anxiety. On Wednes
day the ceremony of the stiver jubilee
lasted two hours and a half. The pope
seemed to gather strength with every mo
ment and at Its conclusion remarked to Lap
ponl that It had done him good, that he
felt much better. While It was noticed that
he felt the effecta of his cold, everyone who
saw him was surprised how well he seemed.
His physician compelled him to reat the
whole afternoon, and he waa put to bed
early. In aplte of. the precauttona to In
sure him a needed rest, however, he In
sisted on rising In the middle of the night
to view the Illuminations of the city.
Spirits Take Hand.
At a spiritualistic seance held last night
In the parlor of one of the most prominent
Americana In Rome, at which many re
markable manifestations are reported to
have been witnessed, this question waa put
lo the spirit said to be in control of the
"When will the pope die?"
The medium wrote out upon a slip of
paper this date: "18 September, 1903."
Leo XIII broke another record when he
celebrated mass on the anniversary of
rius IX's death, February 7. It was the
first time In the history of the papacy that
a pope who has reached the twenty-fifth
year of his pontificate had officiated at the
requiem mass for the repose of another
pope, his predecessor. Plus i IX, who alio
reigned for more than a quarter of a cen
tury (from 1846 to 1878), thua contradict
ing the old prophecy "none will see the
years of Peter."
Leo was assisted by Cardinal Satolll
and the Sistine choir sang for the first
time under the direction of Its new maestro,
Don Lorenio Perosl, the famous composer.
The college of cardinals, the diplomatic
corps accredited to the Holy See, the mem
bers of thu Roman aristocracy and of the
papal court, were all present, adding mag
nificence to the Imposing ceremony.
Three American bishops, who participated
In ihe papal silver Jubilee ceremonies, are
still here Hi ban of Srranton. Burke of St.
Joseph. Mo., and Dunne of Dallas, Tex.
They have already been received by Car
dinal (inttl, the prefect of the propaganda,
and Cardinal Rampolla, the papal secre
tary of state. Now they await audiences
with the pope, at which they will present
to blra hsudsorae contributions Of "Peter's
HYPNOTISM ISN0T A CURE
German Medical Authority Dlaeuaaea
the Qaeaflnn of Its
(Copyright, 19i3, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN, March 7. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Prof. Men
dell, whose criticism of hypnotism aa a
curative agent has attracted so much at
tention, said to a World correspondent to
day: "It Is necessary to distinguish between
the Application of hypnotlim in the cure of
disease and Its use for removing certain
symptoms of a disease It cannot be ac
cepted that hypnotism Is In a position to
cure diseases which are the results of or
ganic disturbances. Even those physician
who regard hypnotism as specially effective
db not claim this unless they are tinctured
with quackery or fanaticism. Inflammation
of the lungs, for example, or cancer, can
not be cured by hypnotism.
"But It Is contended that serious central
nervous diseases for example, epilepsy
can be cured by hypnotism. This Is the
contention of Bernhelm. Beclllon, Barwlse,
and particularly of Hcllerstrand.
"One of my most famous colleague made
a series of experiments on this point which
were altogether negative In the result, and
Forel and Lowenfeld are both of one mind.
They agree with me that physicians who
maintain that epilepsy can be cured by
hypnotism have not taken a proper diag
nosis of their patients and that thry have
been treating cases of disease which are
quite curable ty ordltfary means. Func
tional diseases of the mind are shut to
FRANCIS STEPS FAST
President of St Loo. s Ei position Astonishes
the Parisians by His Energy.
SPENDS A SHORT TIME ONLY IN PAPIS
Manages to Btir Up Great Interest in the
Approaching World's Fair.
INDICATIONS FOR FINE FRENCH EXHIBIT
Francis Calls on President Loubet and
Thanks Him for His Interest.
ALSO MEETS FRE'
Inspires The' y tb
lean Kner , Get Two Handred
"' Ont to Early
(Cor' H&, by Press Publishing Co.)
PAK,' March 7. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial . Telegram.) Ex-Oovernor
Francis, president of the St. Louis exposi
tion, has given the Parisians one of the
most striking exhibitions of American en
ergy and activity they have ever witnessed.
At Havre he was met by Palmer L. Bowen,
the resident representative in Paris. On
arrival in Paris he went straleht to a
hypnotism, and It Is absurd to talk of sue- iuncheon given in his honor by Mr. La
ccss In this region. Grave, the French commissioner general
"As regards hypnotism employed In a I ot tne .XDOsltlon. The luncheon was hardly
sympathetic way, I have something, but not finished when Governor Francis made a
much, to say for It. Suggestion Is known round 0f visits to French cabinet ministers
to all physicians and employed by them all and other dignitaries and then had a spe-
in a variety of ways, in modern as In times clal twenty-minute interview with Presl-
gone by. By certain words, by the employ- dent Loubet. Afterward Governor Francis
ment of perfectly neutral medicines, as sald t0 the Worid correspondent:
oreaa puis ana sail water, oy me appica- -president Loubet la a man of cordial
tlon of magnets and other wonder-working I feeiin... .tron. convictions and remarkable
means, symptoms have often been removed, common sense and la thoroughly denio-
Besldes the personality of the suggestor, cratic. jiy reception was most friendly. I
the surroundings and a variety of other am confident that France will play an lni
thlngs must all be considered. nortant role at St. Louta. All Its Industries
"These symptoms sre usually removed wifi be renresented. Its art exhibits should
temporarily, sometimes, however, perma- be easily the first In that line.
nenuy, out mat tne disease useir is curea i ..j told President Loubet that I had come
Is very doubtful, and personally I do not t0 pay my respects and to thank him for
Deueve mai me disease useir is removed tBe promptness with which France accepted
mereDy. th invitation to nsrtlolnate In the exDoal-
'The success of hypnotism depends on the tlon and that I hoDed larze numbers of the
Ignorance of the public to a large extent. French people and aa many representatives
Aa soon as it is regarded as notning very 0 the government aa nosslble would attend
wonaenui u is aivestea or nine-tentna oi tDe exposition.
us importance. "President Loubet expressed srreat adrol-
"Hypnotlsm in the hands of unskillful ration for our aovernment and the most
persons is a most dangerous thing. In all itindiy feeling for our people. He con
cuses It should be carried out by careful ciuded by inviting me to attend the state
pnysicians. ii not, me disease may oe in- baU a, ,he Ely.ee D.iace that evening.
tcnsinea ana tne most serious mental com- 8aw Ambassador Porter, who, although
plication arise. Laymen should never at- connned to the house with grip, takes the
tempt It. They cannot know how far to go, greatest Interest In the exposition. The
they cannot Judge o? the results of their ambassador has done excellent work, which
WOT. I K, Ynnali Inn ilnrorplv annrArlal am. "
"As a means In medicine It Is growing Before he left the next mornlnr for Mad
less in repute ana is oeing usea less. Md Governor Francis met the members of
Physicians of repute are using It only In the French Commission of Exhibitors. Al-
the very rarest cases. As ttin.-apeutlcs though Invitations had only been sent out
advance It will fall altogether Into disuse. by that mornln's Dost. 250 members were
BOSTOCK BUYS BIG ELEPHANT
Gets a London "Zoo" Favorite l.araer
Than the Oar Famoua
J am bo.
(Copyright, lm by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Msrch 7. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Bostock's
purchase of the giant elephant Jingo from
the London Zoo for his American menager
ies has been a topic of earnest and excited
comment In the newspapers this week. Bos
tock will not tell what price be paid, but
says be would not part with Jingo for $25,-
000. The Zoo authorities are bitterly crltl-
Ized for selling the animal, which Is a
great favorite with the London children.
but the public la consoled with the report j
nat me eiepnani s carrying capacity is ;
poor and the king will present tho Zoo with
much better elephant. ' Bostock hsa had
several offers for Jingo, one smountlng to
1,000 a week o exhibit the huge creature
In cities In England, but he declined them
all and shipped Jingo on the steamship
Oeorglc from Liverpool yesterday for New
York. A special cage had to be constructed
for the railway Journey from here to Liver
pool. Great crowda witnessed the de
parture of the elephant.
Jingo weighs six tons. He Is eighteen
Inches taller than Jumbo was, but haa not
so well shaped a body, being thinner. He
Is 20 yeara old and perfectly docile.
It bas no future.'
WHEN THE DOCTORS DISAGREE
at the Bourse of Commerce. When that
number, of ..Frenchmen, .ax induced to. turn
I UP at an hour's notice, the Americans need
have no doubt ai to the Interest taken In
The A vera a;e Man Will Taka Ilia this country In the exposition. After the
Dram and Trust to j conference at the bourse Governor Francis
L(CIC ' j returned to .the. Hotel Rlts, had a meeting
witn nia European Stan, received numerous
callers and finally boarded the express for
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.) Madrid as the train waa moving. When he
PARIS, March 7. (New York World I
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Paris med
ical authorities are divided aa to whether
alcohol la nourishing or not, and the dis
pute haa reached the point where each
faction has placarded the dead walla with
bad gone Mr. Bowen remarked:
'It Is a good thing Governor Francia
only comes once in a while. I can only
hear wlih one ear and see out of one eye,
I want rest now."
BERLIN, March 7. Joseph Brucker, the
posters appealing to "the good sense" of commissioner in Germany for the St. Louis
the public. M. Du Claux of the Pasteur world's fair, says that the chief cannon
Institute, assisted by MM. Atwater and I and steel plate manufacturers of West
Benedict, has made aome experiments I phalia will spend big sums on exhibits, In-
which satisfy him that diluted brandy taken I eluding Krupp and the rival Erhardt firm
In small quantttlea ranka high as a nourish- I Tendered a Banaaet
ment for man and will soon be used for I . ...
rAKia, jnarcn i. a remaraaDie demon
Such members of the Academy of Med
icine and Science as M. Metchnlckoff, a
distinguished Russian scientist; Dr. Charles
Rlchet, whose works on the digestive sys
tem are widely read, and M Barthelot,
condemn the use of alcohol as food. Some
edmlt that diluted brandy In very small
quantities may be nourishing, but ask who
would stop at a small quantity or dilute It.
Wine they recommend In moderate quanti
PADEREWSKI TURNS FARMER
Settles in Swltaerlaad and Makes
Hobby of RaUlaar Fine
(Copyright, 1403. by Press Publishing Co.)
strstion of Franco-American cordiality oc
curred at the banquet given at 11 o'clock
this morning In the Hotel Continental to
President Francis of the St. Louis expos!
It was under, the presidency of Minister
of Commerce Troulllot and was attended by
500 of the foremost officials. Including
personal representative of President Lou
bet, practically the entire ministry and rep
reaentatlves of the Senate, Chamber of
Deputies, judiciary and the army and navy.
Mr. Francis arrived here from Madrid late
fost night, and owing to his Intention ot
leaving for Berlin at 1 o'clock the banquet
waa arranged for an unusually early hour
The corridors leading to the banquet hall
were lined on either side by long lines ot
republican guards In brilliant uniforms,
with burnished helmets and gtowtng red
SAiS WABASH STINTS
Conductors' Chairman Claims Men Often
Inn Double Distance.
SWITCHING MULTIPLIES WORK BY TWO
Wage;, However, Kemain Practically TJnal
tered by Company's Profit.
SUMMER LrtYS OFF MANY TRAIN CREWS
Hare to Slate in Icy Whter and Starve
When Tracks Are Gojd.
NSISTS THAT BLIND CAN SEE
Image to Be Impressed I pon
Brain Without the Aid of
(Copyright -1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March ".(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Oculists
here and In Paris make light of Dr. Case's
article printed in the Paris Revue des
Revues under the caption "And the Blind
Dr. Caze asserts that Prof. Peter Stlena
of Paris, who claims to have discovered a
method of imparting vision Independent ot
the eyes, took him (Caze) into a dark room
to teat the invention. First Stlena band
aged hla eyes so he could see nothing. Then
he adjusted some sort of apparatus around
the temples, and Instantly Dr. Case saw
dimly surrounding objects. By and by he
could count the fingers of hla hand held up
before him and tell the number of chairs
in the room. Just as Dr. Caie waa feeling
that he was about to see clearly, Prof.
Stlena suddenly removed the apparatus and
Dr. Caze was In total darkness again.
Prof. Stlens haa a theory that a man sees
not with the eyes, but with the brain, and
that If an image can be transmitted to the
brain without the help of the eyes a blind
man can see aa well as anyone else. The
professor's apparatua Is said to transmit
light in the same way the telephone trans
SALARIES NOT ONLY POINT AT ISSUE
Strike Ordered on t'ninnlntlve Griev
ances Designed to Front Stock
holders at Workmen's Suffering-
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair fiunlny atul
ACTORS THREATEN TO STRIKE
German Maaaarera lawtlllag tf
Large Salaries to Eater-tnlners.
(Copyright, 190J, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. March 7. (New ,York World
Cablegram Special Telegiam.) German ac
tors and actresses In the leading theaters,
both In Berlin and In the provinces, are
raging at the low salaries they are receiv
ing and a general strike Is feared.
There are only twenty theatera in Ger
many where the very first ranks of players
receive from 12,000 to $3,760 a year, and only
four actors and one actress received tho
latter amount. In the large provincial
cities there are first-class singers who do
not receive more than $1,750. One splendid
tenor who sings In several different operas
had only $1,500, and he must supply his own
costumes. Another well known basso who
sings In eight Wagner operas haa only
Even In the royal opera houses the state
of affairs Is no better. A rigid moral cen
sorship Is exercised In the royal theaters.
The kaiser knows all his leading people
personally and they must conduct them
selves to his eqtlre satisfaction. The play
ers ask for an advance all round of 10 per
WOULD GO UNDER THE CHANNEL
Yerkes Snrprlsed England Does Not
Dig a Tnaael to the
(Copyright,' 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 7. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Charles T.
Yerkes, who ran over to Paris for a week.
ST. LOUIS, March 7. "We are working
on the Injunction now," said Judge Irwlu,
chief counsel for tho Wabash eVuploycs, to
night. "We are wnltlng for the answer to the
Injunction," said President Ramsey of the
This sums up the Wabash strike situation.
Counsel for the firemen and trainmen
spent today working on the voluminous
answer to the writ of injunction. Just
when this r.nswcr will be ready Is not
known, but It will probably take at least
two days more.
All this Is the pending calm before the
storm. It Is generally conceded that If the
court dissolves the Injunction a strike will
be declaied. As to the magnitude of this
strike both sides are non-committal In
their opinions. As to Just when it will be
declared no statement is made,
In an interview tonight Mr. Ramsey was
"Suppose that pending the final decision
of the court on this injunction, there are
any matters called with the question at
Issue between the company and its em
ployes which they want to settle; are you
willing to meet them regardless of the In
Certainly," replied Mr. Ramsey. "As I
have stated before, I do not conaider tho
Injunction proceedings as interposing any I
obstacle between the compnny and Its em- I
ployes In the way of rettling questions
now at Issue or any other question, and I
am ready at any time to meet any com
mittee of employes and settle supposed
"What will be your next move In case
the injunction is dissolved and a strike Is
"There will be but one thing to do in
vuch an event," be replied, "and that will
oe to fill or endeavor to fill, all placea va
cated by strikers."
Regarding a rumor that the ether roads
will Join in should a strike be ceclared.
Vice Grand Master Ie ot the Brother
hood of Railroad Trj.lnrnen said:
Talk of other roads joining us In a strike
Is all foolishness.
-The only way that eotild. arise would be
In a road axxlsting a road on which a
strike Is declared by sending men to fill
the strikers' places. -In
that case It is probable that the grand
masters would rotlty the Indues of the as
sisting road that this was being done and
order a poll for a strike. However, we are
going to tight this out with the Wabash
Hopkins Makes Statement.
John Hopkins, chairman of the general
committee, Order of Railway Conductors,
has made a statement detailing the griev
ances existing on the Wabash system, as
follows: 1 '
The real grievance is not a case of wages.
A violation of the old schedu'.e Is one of inn
causes ot complaint. 1 his is done by the
company putting on preierred runs regu
lar crews that get a monthly salary. This
cuts the pay tor orukemen trom i cents a
mile to about 1S4 cents, conductors from 3
cents to 2 cents, while engineers and nre
men receive the same for working on these
trains as for any jther freight train. But
this la not the greatest feature of the ar
rangement. After the company had these
runs well established, the managers com
menced to pile on the abuses so fust that
one could hardly believe the orders posted
on the bulletin books.
The first of these was that crews on the
Detroit and C'hlcugo runs, after running
2T0 miles, switch out the merchandise nnd
take it down town without additions) pay.
The next was 101 miles tach way, added to
the St. Loula merchandise, run, making 20:!
miles In the round trip additional, with an
increase of about (3 per month. This addi
tional mileage alone would make a brake
man Stto.tiO per month, as It la a dully run,
saying nothing of the 200 miles he nud
The next was the Detroit and Chicago
rTpa'tt aftr making 270 miles would wait
at De'lray until cars are received and take
1 Pope Kapecla to Mve Ten 1 cars.
KrancW Mir I p the Frenchmen.
Statement of Wnbauli 1)1 Ittenlt j .
Hope for tiennlne llevcnne Reform.
I lie for I. anil Ilerlainntlon Fund.
Roynl Klopera Are llrd.
n fnx from Nebraska Town".
Mm. I.lllle Aaka for New Trial.
Opposition to Knee Convention.
4 Fix 11 1 nip for Fatal Accident.
Woman Held for llnnllrk Mnrilcr.
Ferry I poet", Mnny Drown.
5 fharard with Tampering Jury.
Affairs nt South Omaha.
Rlsr Flood" Are Threatened.
Pnst Week In t) in alia Society.
7 Reply of the Striking; Mechanic".
H Council II I u IT and Iowa New".
I Crowd nt Fire In Hunter.
Women I'rilillrrs In ew York,
in Spurting Eventa'of the l)n.
11 Weekly Ret lew of Spurl".
I'd What Woman Work" For.
IS In the Homuln of Woman,
15 Amusement" nnd Music.
1U Story, "Flower the Corn."
IT Mnrkct" nnd Financial.
ll History of Omaha Water Work".
HOPEFUL OF REFORM
Some rrnnino Revenue Leg station Likely
to Get Throngh Legislature.
SENTIMENT AGAINST PRESENT BILL GROWS
Railroad Lobbyists Are Alarmed at the
Revulsion of Sentiment.
BARTLEY SUBPOENAF.D BY COMMITTEE
Members Hopeful of Learning Something of
Contents of Oigar Box,
CHANGES IN THE OMAHA CHARTER BILL
Intllrntlona thnt Nebraska Will He
Represented at l.ewla and Clark
F.poaltlnn to He Held
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had such a bad time crossing the English i them down town before being relieved
GENEVA. Switierland. March 7. (New PIum!- -" lne uPPer lanoing was ata-
York World Cablegram Special Telegram.) t'onl famoue band of the One Hundred
Now that Paderewskl haa sold his large n1 Fourth regiment of Infantry, which
estates In Austrian Poland to settle down Peyed the "Marseillaise" as the distin-
In his Swiss home at Morges, near Lau- au'shed officials assembled. When Presl
sanne, dairy farming and breeding have dpnt Francis appeared he was enthusiastic
become his hobby. His model farm be treeted and the band played "The Star
superintends personally. Spangled Banner."
King Edward lately sent to him some curing a prolonged aemonstratton Mr.
magnificent specimens of Shorthorn cattle Francis was escorted to the post ot honor
reared on the royal farm at Balmoral, wltn Colonel Meux Saint Marc of President
I LAUoei s personal sian ai nis rignt and the
minister of commerce at hla left. The full
capacity of the spacious banquet hall was
taxed by the guests, who were seated at
twelve long tables flanking the table occu
pied by the guests of nonor.
Others who sat near Mr. Francis were
FIND USE FOR THE COWBOYS
Heqalaltloaed to Laaao Wild Deer
Which It Waa Desired to
(Copyright, 9u3, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 7 (New Yofk World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Two of
Buffalo Bill's meat expert cowboys, S. I
Comptou and Tom Webb, gave a practical
demonstration of their skill with the lasao
at the late Panmure Gardens park in Hert-
fcrhlre this week, to the delight of the
whole countryside. The herd of deer bad
to be caught aud, other means falling, the
cowboys were requisitioned. VaVlous arts
had to be practli ed to get near the deer,
which were very mild, but In two hours
the cowboys had lassooed the five leaders
and eorraled the remainder. The deer re
peatedly escaped from the lasso by Jumping
levrral feet straight Into the air, but pa
liem-e and the resource of the cowboys tri
When at Morges Paderewskl goes over the
farm every morning and takes the greatest
Interest In every detail. He often talks
for hours with the local farmers about
cattle, but as soon aa music la mentioned
be shuts up. like a spring trap. He Is
working at present on an opera to be pro
duced at the end of this year.
channel In gales that he told the World
correspondent on returning:
"Henceforth I am a warm advocate of
a channel tunnel. It Is incredible that so
trifling an engineering work should be al
lowed to keep England from reaping the
advantages free intercourse with the con
tinent would give."
Mr. Yerkes la now undisputed master of
the field so far as "Tube" construction In
London Is concerned. His are the only
"tube" schemes which Parliament Is al
lowing to be proceeded with pending the
report of the royal commission on under
But this Is the straw that broke the
camel's buck: Not tiuiistleil with all tnln
for nothing, they put two engines on and
make them hundie a deud ireluht train
outside ot the high class, and now they
MESSAGE INDICATES SUICIDE
Janica Mareck lllaappeara and Nemla
DeapalrlnsT Word to HI"
"You will never see me again alive. You
will find my body In the river."
The above message is causing the rela
tives of James Mnreck much anxiety and
has resulted In the police being asked to
assist In locating him. Mrs. Rosa Mareck,
mother of the missing man, came to Onmla
from Crete, leb., yesterday to await some
word from her eon.
Several weeks ago Mareck, who Is 17
years of age, left his home In Crete and
went to South Omaha to reside with a
married sister at 122 North Twenty-second
street while he continued in employment
which was given him. Last Th 'Sday he
disappeared from home. The only word
from him since was the message which
he mailed to hla sister from Omaha, in
forming her that he would be found in the
rlvor and which he signed "The loy In
Blue." The relatives, thinking that he had
perhaps enlisted at the recruiting station,
made Inquiry there, but the young man hed
Mrs. Mareck Is almos distracted over the
disappearance of her son and eagerly ,
awalta some news which will r.pprlse her
that he is not dead, aa his message Indi
cated. No reason can be assigned for
Mareek's sudden departure. '. -
He is described aa weighing about 140
pounds, five feet seven inches In height,
dark complexion, large blue eyes, a slight
defect being noticeable In his rignt one.
CONDUCTORS AND ' TRAINMEN
Those on In lon Paclllc Said to Have
Been Successful In Wait
The general committee of the conductors
and trainmen of the Union Pacific road
closed their conference with Pres'dent Burt
yesterday. It Is reported that the con
ductors and trainmen, who made a de
mand for 20 per cent increase In wages,
were successful. This report Is not veri
fied, however, by those who have been in
attendance upon the sessions and who main
tain strict eecrecy regardlug the work
consummated behind the closed doors of
the conference room.
Last evening a Bee reporter Interviewed
several of the members of the committee
nt the Del lone hotel In an endeavor to as
certain the true result of the work of
the committeemen. All maintained a de
fensive attitude and refused to divulge any
When asked regarding the result of the
session J. J. Rhodes of Junction City, Kan.,
secretary for the conductors, said: "I have
nothing whatever to sav for publication,
t am bound to secrecy. I will not say any
thing at this time."
J. Murphy, chairman of the committee of
tho Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
when approached assumed a similar atti
tude and renlled that he was not at llb-
wonder what we ure kicking about. Alter erty to say anything regarding the result
we work like slaves all wlut r in ull kinds . . v, ,.forn- The secretary of the
houT."-!1"' stretch.1 wrrturejfto!d we bate J trainmen's brotherhood when asked refused j ftntn report and austalned by Justic.
nothing to complain ot. . positively to oe ibiithi-..
In tne spring, wnen navigation opens up j
(Krom a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 7. t Special.) The rail
roads nre alarmed over Ihe fntc of the rev
enue bill. Theli fears doubt less are well
grounded, for the advocatis of honest rev
enue revision have materially cut into the
railroads' ranks within the prM week. He
rnic action on tho part ot the corporation
lobbyists will be required to suppress an
Insurrection. Kei Agnizing this menacing
aspect' the railroads have doubled their
efforts at lining up n sufficient number of
votes to si-' ure tithor the apsuge of H. R.
344 or p. event its amendment so as to In
Bure positive revenue texislon. But with
miiihI zeal and might the (rlcndn of true re
form are at work, and a battle royal Is
imminent when the bill ionics up for final
action in the house next wtck.
Having secured the defeat of H. R. liO,
the railroads became overconfident of their
assurance in ultimately blocking all move
ments for revenue legislation, and in tho
meantime Ihe exponents of reform went to
work. Now the railroads have returned to
their former tactics of procrastination, de
termined on deferring action on the rev
enue bill as long as possible. Their plans
are apparent, however, and every effort Is
being made to Intercept them and bring the
bill Into the committee of tho whole with
out further unnecessary delay. At pres
ent the bill is at the foot of general file,
with 115 bills ahead of It. It can be ad
vanced, however. But so far as the rail
roads are concerned no effort will be made
to advance It unless they can aesure them
selves of passing the bill in its present
form or preventing Its passage in an
i mended form.
Rouse, Perry, Caldwell and others
who are conducting the fight against this
tv'lroad measure, have Accumulated alg
nlflcant strength within ihe last day or
two, and the belief Is that this strength
tends to increase rather than decrease.
This combination includes a great many
more men than Is generally ' known. It is
not doubted the railroads will be surprised
to find who It Includes.
Advocates of Reform F.nconrasied.
' "We feel, for tho first time, lhat thero
really is a good chance to seaure the
passage of an honest revenue law," said a
member of this combination today. "We
know one thing for certain, unlesa tho
railroads succeed in urdolng things that
we have done !n the Past week, they can
not succeed in passing thle bill as It now
s.ands or In ony other form satisfactory to
them. If the railroads insist on a revenue
bill that will exempt them from Just taxa
tion, while Increasing the burden of the
farmer, us this bill contemplates, I believe
they will lose out. Speaking from a party
standpoint, I want to urge this legislature,
which Is overwhelmingly republican, to see
to it that no tuch bill as outlined gets
throith. If it does, it will moan a re
version of political control two years hence,
and it ought to. 1 uma life-long repub
lican, t-ut I would le glad to see the party
defeated If Us members in the legislature
prove such jilant tools of the lallroad
as t.galnt ihe people's interests. We can
not hope to i main in power unless we do
our duty. In this case our duty Is so plain
that no man can be excused for not per
forming It." ,
As has been stated, the revenue bill wan
reported back to tho house with fifty
rmendments, some minor, others very ma
terial. One of the most important changes
proposed Is that by Perry of Fu-nas, one
of the leaders of the opposing faction,
wherein the market value of capital stork
of railroads, plus their bonded Indebted
ness, shall be taken as equaling their total
amount of pioperty for the purposes of
;.sstRnient and taxation. Mr. Perry says
certain papers have misconceived his Idea
as to this. He has great faith in tho
popularity of bis method, which he says
may he found in a decision by United States
Justice Miller lu the ninety-second I'nlted
n.i tualnesa ulcks uii. the preferred crewa,
big engines and double headers can hundie
about hulf of the business, and the rest
of us can eat dried suuw balls or wult
until nice, cold, stormy winter cornea
around again, with Its sleet and toe on the
running boards on lop of the cars.
The Adttrna injunction even tuitrs iwij
ground rapid transit, which possibly will the right to quit the company's service and
not be published for a year. if made permanent they can. hold men as
Cleverness discernment and huatlna I bonded slaves. Now 1. tor one, ail O. K. C.
Cleverness, discernment and busting -nd one wh vute1 airuln!), strike
abilities have placed Mr. Yerkes in this believe In upholding the Hrotherhood of
advantageous position. If he had been I Hallway Trainmen and Brotherhood of
guided by-his English partners he would Locomotive Firemen. j,;ilNueJJI.ts('h-
oe now in tne same position as nis rivals,
TAX COMMITTEE STILL BUSY
Holds a Meeting to Ro Over Legisla
tive KUnstlon aa to M on lei pal
Taxation of Rallroada.
Brewer In the l.Vlth report. Mr. Perry
has drawn this amendment to be presented
in the house.
Reason for Chance.
! The revenue committe has submitted an
j amendment changing the time of assessing
oacii to maieu aim nivii inaieau ui reo
ruary and March, as the bill contemplates.
Mr. Perry hays there is a great demand
for this change in his part of tho state,
where the opinion obtains tha' tbo change
contemplated In the reveuuc bill is aimed
Minister of Instruction Chaumle, Minister
of the Colonies Doumergue, the com-niander-iu-chlef,
General Brugere; Minla-
WILLING TO ADOPT WEALTH Ur ot Publlc Works Maruiolei M- u-
WIUUIIsVJ IU MUUT I WUCHUin vlll9 dir.ct0r general of the Paris exposl-
Parenta Will Offer aa Impoverished
Title la Exchaaae for tho
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BERLIN, March 7 (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Any rich
young American who wants the title of
prince can satisfy hla ambition. An adver
tisement in the Cologne Gatette reads: "A
princely family Is desirous of adopting a
young man not mors than 38 years of age
on whom the title of prince would thus be
conferred. Replies should be made in per
sonbut only by very wealthy applicants
to tho office of this paper."
OLYMPIC GAMES AT ATHENS
Second of Revivals to Be Held
. that City la Sprlaa; of
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ATHENS, Mareh 7. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Athens
will bold itb second series of Olympic
games la the spring of 1904. Mr. Spyrldoe
Lambres, the historian, has been named
secretary. The archaeological congress '
probably will meet about the same lUus. j
tlon ot 1900; former Ministers Kantx,
Mesureur, Domer, Boucher and Lebon; tho
commissioner of Prance to the St. Louis
exposition, M. La Grave; the presidents of
the leading commercial, industrial and
financial organisations of the country and
representatives of the United 8tates em
bassy and Consul General Gowdy. Seldom
bad such a notable gathering of officials and
representative men been seen here.
Decorations Are SlffnlCcaat.
The decorations of the hall were signifi
cant ot Franco-American fraternity, the
central piece being a sunburst of tricolors
and stars and stripes. On the artistic
menu card waa an 'engraving typifying
American -energy and the card was embel
lished and entwined with the flags of
France and the United States.
After an elaborate meal speeches of wet
come were made by M. Ancellot, prealdent
of the French foreign exposition committee.
and the minister ot commerce. M. Aneelot
closed his remarks with presenting to Mr.
Francis a superb miniature painting of
French art. The minister of commerce. In
behalf of President Loubet and the mln
Istry, presented Mr. Francis with a mag
nificent vase, and to Mrs. Francis ha pre
sented an exquisite fan of Ivory and lace.
Mr. Francis made a feeling response, aay
whose schemes are Indefinitely hung up.
DREAD OF "HOODOO" NUMBER
People of Berlin Will ot Have It as
Their Street or Hotel Room
A meeting was held yesterday afternoon i
of the tax committee of ten in the office j
of T. J. Mahoney to take inventory of the
Situation Willi renpeei lu m- in. ioi ui.i- ,. ,.- ln,pr., () ,h nnlnl h
! niclpal taxation of railroads pending !'Mra,.
tne lOglSIUlU.-e. .m,5 more r.r ul hliV ,, .-,,
Continued on Second Page.)
Chairman General Committee. O. R. C.
This statement was anown to mr. aiu- Kountze. T. J. Mahoney. J. H. Mo
sty tonight. He said: ! lntosh. David Cole. Mil I'hl. Robert Smi'li
"I do not wish to discuss the matter : n(J w 0 Vie M ,u cont.U9lon mem.
other than to say the grievances mentioned . Bal(J thoro W8S nolhng n,.w for pllb.
by Mr. Hopkins were not referred to or , ylcallon
brought up by tne committees in tneir
rro;r Reveals secret wife
not on a .'preferred run," a position they
are all after. These runs are part meat
and high-class freight trains, which make
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BERLIN, March 7 (New York World
Cablegram-Special Telegrara.)-8uperstl- j paBMIlgl.r train time.'
I iu ui uinu ui wiv u l. iiiuv i mirivru la lit
coming a erase lo Berlin, especially among
the rich. The police are daily receiving
petitions from bouse owners for permission
to change the number "13" on their prem
ises to "12-A," owing to the trouble they
have in letting a bouse with the fatal num
ber on it. In all the new streets the num
ber Is omitted and there are more than a
hundred hotels In Germany in which there
is no room numbered 13.
QUEEN IS TO VISIT PARENTS
KlnaT Edward Goes oa Yachting;
Cruise While She la
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LONDON, March 7. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Queen
Alexandra Is expected to visit her parents
in Denmark at the end of the month. Her
three weeks' stay will be timed during
King Edward's absence on a yachting
cruise, which may take In tha Riviera,
GOVERNOR IS READY TO ACT
Will Attempt to Mettle strike In Col
orado by Artittratlua If
DENVER, March 7. "If either side of
the controversy at Colorado City should
request me to jsslst in a settlement of the
troubles there I would be only too glad to
use my good' offices In that direction, but
no such request has been made," said Gov
ernor Peabody, when arbitration as a
means of settling the strike at the reduc
tion works was suggested. "Thoro Is ab
solutely no change in the situation. Noth
ing has been done by this office toward
ordering any of the troops home."
While nothing Is said b.' the governor on
the subject, it is understood that if the
miners In Cripple ''reek striko next week
in sympathy with the mill men. the Na
tional Guard will be promptly sent tr the
camp if requested by the authorities.
band tin- hit of February and listing their
proptrty then would not only catch the
value of the feed, but the cattle would be
listed just as high then as two months
later, because assessors will agree to list
cattle at certain prices and not tuke into
consideration the fact thnt the stock would
be worth more April 1. and then there Is as
Comes to Claim Hoabnnd's Katate uii.l k on to k from ,hp -, of Fpb.
Receives at Least Part j ruary until tbo first of April as there Is
0g II during the remaining ten mouths of the
i year. Aside from this, if the farmer owes
on anything he owes on rattle in feed lots,
ADAMS, Mass.. Mar-h 7. The contest an(1 0(,Pn w i-Pn he 8,.us hla initio he basn't
over the late J. Anthony's estate, which bny nl0re than enough left to reimburse
was threatened by the unexpected appear- j lim tor what he paid for the cattle In the
ance of Mrs. Mary Anthony of Loa Ange
les, who claimed to bo his widow, has been
r.verted by an agreement satisfactory to ail
Today Mrs. Anthony's proofs were ac
cepted by the other heir to the ectate, Mra
J. K. Anthony, mother of the deceased.
The estate la supposid to be worth from
$75,000 to $150,000.
Movement" of Ocean Vessela March 7.
At New York Sailed Zetland! for Ant
wrrp; I'umpurlu. for Liverpool; l'ennsi
vaniu. for l'lvmouth and Hamburg; loiu
rrntlun. fur OUsgow. .
At Hrow Head Paused Ktrurlu, from
New York, for Liverpool.
At Southampton Sullen l. 1'uui, lor
New York, via Cherbourg.
At Havre Sailed I .a Lorraine, for New
AI Antwerp Balled Vaderltnd, for New
York; IvvrnU. for New York.
At Liverpool -Arrived Devonian. Irom
liostun. bailed Ivrrula, for New York.
fall and what he expended for feed. It It
be true that he has any money left he can
be depended on to Hut money as well as
any other taxpayer."
The same element in tho hous that Is
oppnalng re revenue bill Is resisting the
attempt to have tbe speaker appoint a
sifting romniittec tha first of the weeH.
"There must be no rifting committee for
at least ten days." said one of this num
ber today, and another remarked: "If tb
house is to have a sifting committee It
will elect one Itreoif aud not hive th
speaker spoolul It."
Much Work Ahead.
The bou.e and senate are confronted with
a tremendous lot of work. The house gt n
eral file contains 116 billa. of which there
are a )ine i'al u"iisiuea. The revenue,
bill, of i-urje. is on ill's list. Then there
are all the appropriation bills to be dealt
umphed in the eaL
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