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OMAHA, MONDAY MOlJNINO. I'KHKUAIIY 22, 1004.
SIN(5Li: eorY tuuku cuxts.
vEY IS A MEN AC TUCHSS p
Bulgr an Ajent Eajs His Countri
Anxioja for Continued Peace. '
REJOICES AT REFORMS IN MACEDONIA
Proposes to Do Nothing to Profit bj Present
Cris in 0ri?n'.-
HAVE WARMEST SYMPATHY FOR RUSSIA
Actions of Turkey Tend Constantly to Etir
MASSING TROOPS ALONG THE FRONTIER
Coorif May Start a Conflagration In
Ihe Balkans at Any Time Which
Turk Are "aid to
ARI8, Feb. 21 M. Zoltovltz. the Bul
giirlan agnt In Paris, made ihe follow
ing statement today: t
I ran rive the most formal assurances
that Bulgaria htm more than ever resolved
to ilo rioiultig to compromise the peace. It
In with great HitlMturtlon that we have
seen the powers elaborate a plan for re
forms In Macedonia, and wish without any
reservation the reforms realized. Above
all, at thlM moment wtien the power are
following with anxiety the events In the
far p;it, HiilieiirbL will avoid doing any
thing that would cause the belief thai she
propose to prollt by the crisis. Tho Bul
garian people have iiivinliuousJy expressed
win mi sympathy for Russia.
It Ik imforiuiiate that Turkey persists In
her regrettable hostility. Resides the an
noying police measure It has taken against
tuir people, our commerce Buffers nerlou?)
obstailes; and finally, the continued con
cern rut Inn of Turkleh troops ulong ouf
frontier and the mobilization of troops at
strategic points la menacing us.
M. Zultovltx avers there was a party In
Constantinople which has a preponderating
Influence and quoted from consular reports
the effect that the Turks fear a military
insurrection If war with Bulgaria Is not
Mr. Zoltovlti concluded:
In the light of these facts It Is natural
that liulgar.a, too, should be preparing;.
It Is understood the powers are considering
simultaneous representations to Constant
inople and Sofia to compel a limitation to
The Turkish embassy Is authorised to
state categorically that the Ottoman gov
ernment lias not given any orders for the
mobilization of troops.
IMPORTS FROM THE LUZON
Only Small Part of the I'nlted Itatea
Business Carried on I'nder the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21,-The dejlop
xnent of the Philippines commercially and
Industrially for the first nine months of
1903 Is the subject of a special bulletin by
the bureau of Insular affairs. It Is shown
that bath In Imports and exports there was
an Increase, compared with a correspond
ing period In the preceding year. Heavy
exports of hemp and copra offsetting heavy
Imports of rice, explained the Increase.
During the period named the Imports were
SN,103.8m, against $34,338,322 for 1S03. The ex
ports amounted to 3,663,128, an Increase of
nearly $4,(00,000. The rloe Imports were the
only ones that Increased and there was a
falling off In general trade, the I'nlted
States losing 10 per cent and the United
Kingdom 16 per cent, while Spain has only
two-thirds of the amount of Its trade In
I'nlted States exports Increased from
rr.mill to 9,36,03(1 and the trade with
Spain was practically the name. But a
mail part of the United State business
la carried under the American flag and all
but 6 per cent of the general trado of the
Islands Is done In foreign bottom.
BALTIMORE HAS DAY OF REST
Worst Difficulty Now Is the Great lee
Floes Which Rtop NaTla-a-tlon.
' BALTIMORE. Feb. 21. For the first time
alnee the great fire there was no dynamit
ing in the burned district today. Mayor
McLane having decided that It should be
ay of much needed rest for the workers.
I'hanksgivlng services were held In many
of the churches today.
The condition of traflio on the Chesa
peake bay, which la worse than it has
been for years on account of ths long
continued cold weather, la a subject of
grave concern to the merchants and ship
pers of Baltimore. Neither yesterday nor
today has a single bay steamer ventured
from its moorings here, the Ice floes ren
dering navigation exceedingly dangerous If
not Impracticable. Tills condition has re
sulted In a serious congestion of freights
which must continue and grow worse until
the Ice packs that extend 160 miles down
the bay break up.
The military guard on duty around and
In the rulna has been reduced from J, 000
to sou men.
THETA DELTA CHI FRATERNITY
Fifty-Sixth Aasasl Convention Will
Be Formally Ope add la New
NEW YORK, Feb. 2L The delegates to
the fifty-sixth annual convention of Theta
Delta Chi fraternity, which will be form
ally opened tomorrow at the Hotel Ma
Jestlo. held memorial services today at ths
Fourth Presbyterian church. In memory of
Its members who have died during the past
Addressee were delivered by J. McBrlde
Bterrett, professor of philosophy at Co.
lumblan university, Washington, D. C.
Rev. Lawrence T. Cole, cx-presldent of St
slterhen s college, and others. About 600
delegates from Institutions all over the
United States are expected to attend the
ajnong tne colleges tr.at will be repre
sented are l'i:lverslty of Wisconsin. Uni
versity of California, McGIll university of
Montreal. University of Michigan. LelanJ
Stanford. University of Minnesota, Lafay
ette, Columbian university and the major
ity of the eastern colleges.
SNCW IN THE NORTHWEST
term Basra Tweatt-Four Hoars and
Promises to Continue, but No
Trouble Is Kspcrlraced.
MILWAUKEE. Feb. il -The snowstorm
which begin last night continued through
todjy find Indications point to a contlnu
snce until tomorrow. About sli Inches has
;!n up to this evening The storm Is
ei'if'rsl in Hie norihuvrt. Ovrlnr to tho
continued moving of traffic on steam and
electric roads there hJS been little or no
trouble experienced In this seeUoo. A cold
4V la U-lcWxl 14 Xulleiftj v
Mother of Possible Kin of Italy Has
Had a Perallarly Ro
Tight, 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
. Feb. 21. (New York World Ca-
V , 'Special Telegram.) The ducheis
Is the woman most In the public
V 'v next to CJueen Helena, because
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.,MI W1 111,1 PJM r, ,1 ,, IIIK'IIS
If . sing d!ed without a male heir. Prin
cess Helene of Franre (Bourbon-Orleans),
daughter of Ihe countess of Paris, who
married the Italian duke of Aosta, Is as
handsome as a Gainsborough portrait and
Italians are very proud of her. Very tall
and slender, she Is Imbued with life to the
finger tips. Her gjlden hair brings out the
marvelous fresh tints of her complexion,
and a charming smile reveals fine teeth.
Shu has the gray blue eyes of her mother
and arched brows that go well with the
Her first romance was tinged with trag
edy. While, the family was In exile in
England she met and loved Duke Clarence,
the eldest son, now dead, of the king of
England. Her love was ardently recipro
cated, end Queen Victoria, as well as the
then prince and princess of Wales,' favored
the match. But difference In religion was
an obstacle. Victoria made everv effort to
relax the law In favor of the lovers, but
the British Parliament decided "The In
tegrity of church and state as represented
by the re!gnlng house cannot be put aside
for reasons of the heart." Clarence clung
to his Ideal to his dying day. His Inst
words and thoughts were of Helene.
It was not dlflloult to find suitors for a
princess of such distinction and beauty
and an alliance was proposed with a grand
duke of Russia, but religion again stepped
At the marriage of her sister. Princess
Amelie, to Duke Braganza (now king of
Portugal), she attracted the attention of
Prince Amadeus of Italy, who was struck
by her surpassing charm. On June 25, 18?6,
she became his daughter-in-law, marrying
his son, Prince Emmanuel of Savoy, now
duke of Aosta. The duke and duchess are
both passionately fond of hunting and rid
ing. They rented the "Vlnerla reale" es
tate of forests and prairies near Turin,
where they have ample opportunity for
gratifying their sporting tastes. Their
sons, Amadeus and Aymon, Inherit their
love of horses and learned how to sit on a
saddle before they could say their alphabet.
They swim alao. ,
The duchess was very much admired last
summer on the coast of the English chan
nel, when she went to take a dip. with one
child In net arms and the other led by the
PRINCESS HAS A BAD TEMPER
Does Not Hesitate to Show It to Her
Royal Father and Mother-
(Copyright. 19n4, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 21. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) More Amer
ican than English born women occupied
places alongside of royalty at this week's
grand festival at Clarldge'a, which was or
ganised by Mrs. Ronalds. The king and
queen were anxious to go to the Cafe
Chantant fete on Tuendny, .but only an
nounced the desire Sunday night. When
the princess of Wulea heard It she was
most annoyed and refused to go, as both
she and the prince hod been billed for a
month as the only royal visitors to attend.
Naturally, with the king and queen pres
ent, the prince, and princess would have
to play second fiddle, which made the
princess furious. '
At the Ice carnival a fortnight ago, when
the king and queen made up their minds
the dy before the event, it was the talk
of the whole court about the temper of
the princess of Wales, who never exchanged
word with the king during the four
hours she sat beside him. So neither the
king nor queen turned up at Clarldge'a,
but sent an apology.
Mrs. Ronalds received the royal guests
at a concert attended by distinguished
compatriots who make their homes In Lon
don. Princess Victoria of Schleswlg-Hol-steln
and her mother, Princess Christian,
congratulated Mrs. Ronalds warmly on the
success of the whole thing, and also Mra.
George West on the excellent pianoforte
CHILI HAS NO NOTE FROM MEXICO.
Government Organ Denies Rumor of
Joint Reeosrnitioa of Panama.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 21.-The govern
ment official organ denlea that Mexico has
addressed a note to Chill, expressing it
self favorably regarding the recognition of
the Republic of Panama, but Intimating a
desire to extend that recognition Jointly
with the government of Chill, In order that
It might carry greater moral force.
The official organ says the foregoing
lacks foundation, for the Mexican gov
ernment has addressed no note on the
subject to the government of Chill. It
has done nothing more than endeavor
through Its representatives to ascertain
the sentiment and policy of other gov
ernments of this continent regarding the
matter In question without endeavoring to
act in concert with any of them.
The first section of Mexico's exhibit at
the St. Louis exposition leaves here for
that city tomorrow. The exhibit will cover
the entire range of grain produrts and
manufactures and many rare and valuable
objects of natural and historical Interest.
Great Interest Is being taken in making
the exhibit complete.
ANOTHF.R INTER-OCKAWIC CANAL.
Mexican Capitalist Will Try to In
terest Americans la F.uterprise.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. Zl.-Dr. Mariano
Medina has gone to the United States for
the purpose of Intereattng capitalists In
a project for constructing an Interoceanic
c;uiul across this country south of the
Isthmus of Tehauntrpec, taking advantage
of several rivers which can be deepened
and made navigable. The estimated cost
of the enterprise Is $:iO.iO,000. The project
Is entirely private
FRANCK WILL. DENY THE HEPOHTS,
Plans to Subdue the Excitement
Caused by Saturday's Rumors.
PA HIS. Feb. 21 -The correspondent at
Madrid of the Temps says that In the ses
sion of the Cortes on Monday the govern
ment will deny the reports of foreign alli
ances which were the cause of the excite
ment Saturday and will sty that the move
ments of troops are only precautionary and
for the purpose of enforcing Spanish neu
trality In the war In the far east.
Japanese stuc'raia Recalled.
PARIS. Feb. 21 Captains Ogals and Shl
maoulnl of the Japuneje artillery, who are
attending a course of Instructions at the
school of application at Fontalnebleau,
wet a today recalled by tba Japanese gov-ernmoak
CHILDREN ENOUGH TO RAISE
Unitd Statci Eai No Desire to Btand
Sponsor for San Domingo-
WARSHIPS FIRE AT THE INSURGENTS
Dominicans Commence the Trouble
and Then Run When They Dis
cover What They Have
(Copyrighted by New York Herald Co., 1!H.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (New York Herald-Omaha
Boe Special Telegram.) Presi
dent Roouevelt's administration Is plan
ning how to gat along with San Domingo
without Intervening and establishing a pro
tectorate over the republic. The fact that
Assistant Secretary of State Ixvimla will
accompany Admiral Dewey on his cruise
with the battleship squadron Is regarded
as a step, not toward action of a drastic
kind, but as an effort to endeavor to har
monize the warring Interests. Mr. Loomis
will not admit that he Is going to Sun
Domingo, but It Is generally believed here
th ,t he Is going.
The president does not want to Inter
vene if It can be avoided. He Is looking
for some other way out. Tho Paimma
canal Is all he feels llko undertaking in
the tropics at the present time. To have
to act as guardian for San Domingo at
the same time would Involve too great a
strain on the navy. It Is the hope of the
administration that matters will quiet
down and that Intervention can be avoided.
The principal difficulty In the situation
now Is the extreme likelihood that dis
orders may continue and that some other
nation will announce Its Intention of step
ping in and keeping order if we do not.
In that event the United States would be
forced to act, no matter how distasteful
such a step might be. There Is consider
able pressure on tho president to act for
cibly. He Is restrained by the fact that
our commercial Interests there are not large
and by the knowledge that those who have
made Investments did so with perfect
knowledge that they were running a rlr.k
Of course this government, an official said
today, will protect American Interests
there, but It Is disposed to wait until our
political Interests, under the Monroe doc
trine, render defay no longer possible. The
expectation Is that when Mr. Loomis re
turns he may be able to report a restora
tion to order under the good offices of
the United States.
PARIS. Feb. 21. A dispatch from San
Domingo says that the United States
cruiser Columbia anl the training ship
Hartford have bombarded Duarte, which
Is occupied by the Insurgents.
SAN DOMINGO. Feb. 11. The Clyde
line steamer New York arrived here this
morning convoyed by the United States
cruiser Newark, and Minister Powell In
structod the captain of the vessel to dls
charge his cargo at the wharf. An ar
rangement had been made by Minister
Powell and Commander Miller with the In
surgents and the government that neither
party should flre while the New York was
at the wharf discharging. The government
kept this agreement, hut the Insurgents
fired on the steamer and on a launch from
the cruiser Columbia which was entering
the river. Eight rifle shots damaged the
New York's woodwork, endangering the
lives of passengers and crew. The com
mander of the United States warships then
decided to shell Pajarlto. near this city, the
place occupied by the Insurgents, and to
land 300 marines with the object of punish
ing the Insurgents for Insulting the United
States flag and damaging an American
At 2:30 p. m. the Newark approached and
opened flre, discharging ten shells. The
Insurgents fired upon the marines while
they were landing, wounding some of them.
The marines returned the flre and the In
surgents ran away.
The marines landed were divided Into
two columns and searched the houses,
woods and bushes. They then followed
the Insurgents, who fired while the marines
were re-embarklng. The result of the bom
bardment la not known. TJie New York
left here at 6 p. m. for the roadstead after
landing Its cargo. All Is now quiet and
It Is supposed that the Insurgents have re
treated a considerable distance.
Reports from the Interior are favorable
to the government Great misery prevails
In the city for want of food and the arrival
of the Clyde line steamer is a great relief.
The steamer could not land a portion of Its
cargo at Monte Crtstl, being prevented
from so doing by a Dominican warship.
SAN DOMINGO, Feb. ll.-Marlnes from
the United State cruiser Columbia re
mained stationed at Pajarlto, near Ban
Domingo City, until late this afternoon,
when they withdrew. During the occupa
tion the Insurgents withdrew to a great
distance without further resistance. The
shells from the cruiser Newark caused
some damage In Pajarlto and the surround
ing country. A protest signed by prominent
citizens has been distributed to the public
against the action of the United States
warship, which It describes as an Insolent
outrage against the liberty of the republic
and a disgrace to the national dignity.
The Newark left this afternoon for Guan
tanamo. President Morales arrived here today.
The day passed quietly, but this evening
firing began at the west gate of the city.
Rebels Are Defeated.
SAN DOMINGO, Tuesday, Fab. 16. Yes
terday a French merchant steamer entered
the river convoyed by a launch from the
United States cruiser Columbia. The rebels
abstained from firing on the vessel. This
morning -the government troops attacked
the rebels outside the city and severe firing
ensued, lasting many hours. The rebels
were forced to retire, leaving many killed
and wounded on the flelil.
The action resulted In a complete victory
for the government and the siege of the
city Is considered to have been raised.
Powell Aerifies Ha I lie.
WASHIN'IVON, Feb. 21. Date tonight
the State department received a cable
gtam from Minister Powell, dated at San
Domingo, February lit, saying:
A decisive battle has been fought be
tween me govrrniiiciii lurtrs ana tne in- I
surgents. It extended over two days and!
resulted in a victory ror me government.
The siege has been raised and the lnsur.
gents are in retreat.
A belated dispatch dated February 12
from Captain J. M. Miller of the cruiser
Columbia, which, with the Newark, Is In
San Dominican waters, brings official con
firmation of the Associated Press dis
patch regarding the bombardment of the
Insurgents by tha war vessels In a position
near the capital city, the landing of ma
rines and bluejackets to punish revolution
ists and their subsequent re-embarkatlon.
According to Caplsln Millers dispatch
the uffjlr occurred on a river about two
miles fn m Sun Domingo, presumably at
Pajarlto, ths place mentioned tn the pres-t
dispatches as the locality where the bora-
(ContUHiodi on Second. JPago )
TELLS ST0RY0F SHOOTING
Mrs. nirhrr Writes the Particulars
of Case to Her Old
(From a Ptpff Correspondent )
MITCHELL. S. D.. Feb. 21.-(Speclal.)-Plnce
Miss Hattle Plb her of Miller has
been released from all connection In the
burglary case at Miller she bus had but
little to say concerning the shooting scrape
which she was Interested In. To Superin
tendent O. W. Course y of this city Miss
Pllcher, who was a student under Prof,
t'oursey when he was associated with the
Dakota Central Normal school, has made
a full statement of the case. She is stop
ping at present at St. Lawrence, a short
distance from Miller, and writes as fol
lows concerning tho unpleasant situation
in which sho is placed by her own act:
Prof. O. W. Coursey: Dear Friend Your
letter received a few days Hit", out 1 could
not answer sooner, for my arm was very
lame. It did me so much good to hear from
you, but yon had the poorest way of Judg
ing of my Innocence; by reading the papers.
I um Innocent. I will explain it to you
as nesr as I can. and commence nt the
beginning of my trouble. Mamma died Sep
tember 11, Iflrtl. and my brother In March,
1S02, the latter in i Detroit, Mich. Papa
brought the two little children back home,
one R years and the other 4. On January
2T, l'VI.I, laja died. Tie had not been sick
nd it was henri dlsraso. You can Imagine
Just how I felt and how down-hearted I
was. All of them died within eighteen
months. I was almost desperate. But I
had tho two children and that helped me
some. I also bad a gentleman friend and
he was very good to me. In March I took
the children to an urele In Detroit. When
I enme back my friend came to meet me.
Well, then he wr.s sent to North Dakota
to take charge of a station as a telegraph
While he was gone I went with his chum
and did not think ho would care, and I
don't think he would If other people had
not told him everything, and more. too.
He does not dance and I do. He made me
a little mad and F went to the New Year's
ball, and I would not go home when he
wanted me to. Well, that caused trouble,
and ho would not listen to me when 1 told
him I was sorry. I did not want to go to
the next dance Friday night, and I thought
he would ask me to stay at home with
him, but be would not. He told one of the
bovs thnt he wanted me to Rtny but did not
think I would If he asked me, and asked
this friend to try and get me to come
home, but I would not and there was
trouble again. On Sunday night he went
to church and left me alone, and the man
he was Jealous of came Into the parlor
of the hotel and spent the evening with
me. After he left, my frlnd came In and
told me that I must stop. He was very
mad and so was I. and we parted that
night for good, as I supposed. ,
How Shooting- Happened.
I was foolish enough to spend the night
very miserably, and concluded I did not
have very much to live for. So I got .
revolver and Intended to end everything
then and there. But as I came jut of the
hotel he came out also and did not leave
me until late that evening, even taking
me to the door of my room. But he was
ust as mad s ever. The next evening
was going down town and had Just about
given up my evil Intentions when I saw
tho revolver lying on the table. I started
to pick it up when I happened to think
of papa and mamma and what they vould
think If they knew what I contemplated
doing. I got as far as my door when the
thought of all I had lost and also the lost
one, whom I considered as the best friend
I had left, I went back and picked it up.
I started to go to the cemetery to papa
and mamma. I got just about half way
there when I began to realize I was a
fool. I had the revolver in my muff, and
you know I am left-handed. I had the
muff up. reetlng on my chest and I wan
thinking,- Suddenly the revolver went
off and the bullet flowed Its way Into
my left shoulder. I (dropped the gun snd
started for home. Iidld not see anyone,
as .1 went to m:' ,ro- y w nf li end
shut the door an J stayed all" night theru.
I thought my friend, Mr. Horn I g. was going
away In the morning snd 1 did not want
mm to know what bad happened, bucti a
night as I went through. My arm hurt
me so. The next morning as Mr. De
Hearst passed my room I called him and
told him I was hurt. He went to Mr.
Romlg's room and told lilm. I would not
tell them how It happened. The same
night two men are supposed to have en
tered the drug store and drugged the
clerk. One was small and the other small,
an dwhen they questioned me I would not
tell. I did not know why they were acting
so strange and watching me, unt.l Mr
Pusey came and told mo they thought I
was In the drug store deal, and they were
going to arrest me. He told me to keep
my mouth shut and not to say a word
until he came back. He was going away
for ten days. They concluded I was the
short one dressed in men's clothes. Well,
they arrested me on Saturday sight and
on Sunday nlitht took me to Jnll and for
ten days tried to make me tell who was
In the drug store, when I did not know.
Ths trial lasted three days. They did not
have any evidence ngalnpt me and did not
Implicate me In It, even with all the lies
they could tell, and some of them were
terrible. They wanted to bind me over,
but, thank heaven, thev did not succeed.
I have told you all. My arm Is some bet
ter, but. oh. will I ever be shle to live it
down. I have some friends In Miller and
they are good ones. Although T am In
nocent. I still hate to meet people. I will
bring this tiresome letter to a close. Try
and think of me as good an you can. Mr.
St. Lawrence, S. D.
TURKEY IN HURRY FOR SHIP
Cramps Reeetve Rush Orders to De
liver Cruiser Built by
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. "1. The cruiser
Meljldla, built for the Imperial Ottoman
navy at Cramps. Is under hurry orders to
get home. It will leave here on March 1
and will carry Its own flag. It had been
Intended to take the vessel to Constanti
nople and deliver It there to the Turkish
nival authorities, but a change In this
plan was found necessary and the ahlp
will be put In commission and unfurl Its
flag at this port. Captain Ransford D
Bucknam of Cramps" ship yard, who will
take the cruiser serosa, has been commis
sioned a captain of the Ottoman navy, and
will put It In commission. It will also be
necessary to commission the other officers,
The Medjldla will leave the port fully
ready fo. a naval engagement. Its guns
all of the latest pattern In use tn the
I'nlted Slates navy, were made In Beth
lehem, Pa. Atl are practically In place
The magazines are to be filled with am
munition as if for a war cruise.
As soon as the cruiser reaches the sea
the trial of all Its guns will be begun
This will be made particularly thorough
In view of the baste with which the build
ers have been charged to deliver the ship,
only two stops will be made on tho long
run to Constantinople. The trip will re
quire about twenty days and It may be
that a final speed tst will 'tie meda, some
where off the Island of Crete,
Tre exact cause of tho hurry orders has
not been explained.
FUSE IS FATAL
! . , ,
Which aa Austrian Miner la
Blown to Pieces.
ST. PAUL. Feb. 21.-A special to
Pioneer Proas from Pututh says:
"Giovanni . Dukeden, an Austrian, was
blown to pieces In an explosion at the
Monroe mine. A number of others were re
ported mt'slng. but since have been ac
counted for. The explosion occurred dur
ing stripping operations and was caused
by a defee'tve fuse."
Jamesaa Forms Cblaet.
CAPETOWN, Fob. 21 Dr. Jameson baa
rucosedud la eoxupletlfig a, cabinet.
FEAR WORLD COMPLICATIONS
Misgivings of Another French Panio on
GOVERNMENT TRYING TO ALLAY ALARM
Financiers Propose to Present
"olid Resistance to Any Dis
quieting Influences In the
French Stock Market.
PARIS. Keb. 21. Prominent financiers
have been In consultation today and action
will b taken to prevent a continuance of
the depressing Influences which, since the
opening of tho war In the far east and
particularly Friday and Saturday last,
characterized the bourse. The government
is assisting these efforts by positively de
nying that there Is any ground for alarm
over further complications.
The serious result of the weakness of
the market Is shown by the estimates of
securities listed on the bourse which have
diminished about l.OOO.OnO francs In the past
two weeks. Since February' 6 French rentes
dropped 3 francs ?7 confines: English con
sols, 2 francs 26 centimes; Spanish ex
teriors, 11 francs 10 centimes; Russian con
sols. 7 francs; Brazilian fours, 6 francs 30
centimes; Bank of Paris, 9 francs; Credit
Lyonnals, S7 francs: Suez, 200 francs;
Thomson-Houston, (0 francs, and Rio
Tlnto, t4 francs.
It Is recognized that something must
be done to stop tho reckless efforts to sell.
All the financiers -ho discussed the matter
today united In rtatlng that the crisis w..s
pre-eminently produced by speculation
based on the genernl fear of complications
arising out of the war between Russia
and Japan and it is because of this that
capital has been timid of Intervening.
The financiers who have boon consulting
today propose to act together to uphold
the market tomorrow, and this, taken wjth
the denial of the sensational reports from
Berlin and Madrid and the government
here Is expected to bring about a reaction,
or at least to produce a firmer market.
M. De Verneuil, a member of a prominent
company operating on the bourse, called
attention today to the fact that the tone
of the house itself was excellent.
"I believe," he said, "that very shortly
from Monday the market will resume Its
WANTS THE BLACK SEA FLEET OUT.
Russia Again Hounding; Turkey on the
(Copyrighted by New Tork Herald Co., 1S01.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 21. (New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram.) The
feature of the moment is an extremely seri
ous one, taken wkh regard to tho pros
pect of International complications. I am
in a position to tell you that in spite nf
the ridicule cast upon the Idea from various
sources, once again the porte has lent a
willing ear to the diplomatic suggestions
of Russia that the Black sea fleet should
one day be found unexpectedly in the
Mediterranean, Turkey being assured that
this once an accomplished fact not one
of the powers would have a word to say
In objection. If they did Russia would be
'rrniimsucitslan troop are being mobilized
and ordered to occupy the frontiers of
Turkestan and Persia, this being a strong
reminder to England that Russia is ready
for war over these two frontlors.
A council of war has been held here.
where the possibilities of International
complications were very freely discussed, a
result. It was decided, If not inevitable,
they are so probable that Russia must be
fully prepared to meet them. This forms
a distinct note in the Ideas of present mo
SETTLES WAR HI MORS.
Prosecutes Men Who Start Stock Job
ROME, Feb. 21. Rumors of warlike prep
arations by Italy having been clroulated,
a semi-official communication has emanated
from the government, which Is In substance
Stories of alleged armaments and of the
movements of warships and troops for
service abroad are entirely false.
Indications exist that this false news is
connected with stock exchange speculation
and thotte responsible have been brought
before tne law courts to be punlsned ac
cording to the law, with Imprisonment for
from three to thirty months.
The communication evidently alludes to
the insistence by a portion of the press
that Italy will be antagonistic to Austria
In the Balkans and to the predictions of
International complications, thus causing a
fall in Italian bonds and a rise lit the ex
change on gold.
AHBItlCAR MISERS TH CORE A SAFE.
Will Remain at llngr Yang Vnless All
Forelarnera Are Forced Out.
(Copyrighted by New York Herald Co., 1904 )
SEOUL. Feb. 20. (New York Herald Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The Ameri
cans employed In the mining concessions In
northern Corea reached Auju safely on
their way to Ping Yang, where they will
remain until the river opens unless devel
opments compel all foreigners to leave
there for Seoul.
RUDOLPH MAY BE PARDONED
Release Will Be to Enable His Prose
rutins oa Chanre of
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 21.-On private informs
tlon received from Topeka, Kan., Jailer
Dawson stated today that by next Thurs
day William Rudolph, now serving time tn
the Kansas penitentiary and wanted here
to be tried for the murder of Detective
Schumacher and the robbery of the bank
of Union, will be brought back and lodged
In the Jail from which he escaped some
The Jailer has received a communication
from Prosecuting Attorney Moyersieck of
Franklin county, who Is at present In To
peka. Mr. AleyerstecK stated tnat tne ne
gotiations with Governor Bailey of Kansas
towtrd pardoning Rudolph were progress
Ing rapidly, and that he had been assured
that Governor Bailey would accede to the
request and allow the prisoner to be
brought beck to this city.
MRS.-LANGTRY BUYS TROTTER
Will Skip Stock to Her Home
P.nalaad and Breed I.lajbt
CHICAGO. Feb. 21. Mrs. Lang-try. the
English actress, has purchased of Will J.
Davis, owner of Wlllnwdala farm, at
Crown Point. Ind., three trotters and two
brood mares. The hors.'S will be shipped to
her breeding farm la England. Mrs. Iing
try Intends to go into tha breeding of
light harness horses aa well aa thorough
bred. Tha price, waa fiot ttada pubUo
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday I Tnearta Partly lond,
with Probable now In orlhrst
Portion and Warmer In I'.ast Portion.
Temperature at Omaha lesterdnj t
Hour. lleg. Hour. Dea.
ft a. in K2 I p. m
a. m VI a p. m
T a. m lit : p. m V"
H a. in 17 A p. m ...... 11
a. tn 17 r . lO
l) , m Mil l p. in IT
11 a. m in 7 p. in 1,1
12 in.. ill N p. in II
tl p. m 11
Will 1,11 It ATI! Kit I'UiHT TH AN K AT.
Character nf the Men W ho Will t'nm.
mnn4 Russian Forres.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 21.-Tbe ap
pointment of General Kuropatkln to the
chief command of the Russian army In
the fur east was gazetted this morning.
With the posMlble exception of General
Drngomirvoff, former governor general of
Kieff, General Kuropatkln Is tho most pop.
ulnt man In the Russian army. As a bluff
old soldier who hns fought his way up from
tho rottom to be minister of war he Is
the Ideal of the enlisted men. Not one
hi the cr.ir's army bus seen mere Pphtlnr.
and no one can tell a story better. There
Is never a dull moment while In his com
pany, for be Intermingles tho humorous
Incidents of the campaign with tales of
No one meeting the short, grizzled war
rior In his charming home on the sunny
side nf the Molka would guess the extent
of his power or the burden of responsibility
weighing on his shoulders. As minister of
mi" he wis considered ft Just chief who
gave rewards and administered punish
ments without four or favor. It Is small
wonder, therefore, that the Russian army
The appointment of General Kuropatkln
to direct command In the field has been
received with enthusiasm, and his leader
ship inspires confidence that thero will be
no mistake and that tho Russian arms will
bo carried to success on hind. General
Kuropntkln will lie accompanied by the
Grand Dukes Boris, Alexis, Nicholas and
The emperor and Ihe empress gave a
luncheon today to General Kuropatkln and
the grand dukes at the Alexandria palace.
Tsarske-sclo, and bado them farewell. The
exact mission of Grand Duke Alexis Is un
known, but It undoubtedly Is an Important
one, as ho has been In supreme command
of the Russian navy as president of the
Board of Admiralty, taking an active part
In the preparations preceding hostilities.
He presided at the special council which
prepared Russia's undelivered reply to
Alexis had a memorably pleasant visit
to the United States when a young man.
His caroor ns high admiral Is well know i
and brilliant, and he has always surrounded
himself with a notable staff. His favorite
resort Is the yacht club. He spends his
summers In Paris. The grand duke Alexis
Is now In very bad health, but his desire
to go to the front could not be resisted.
If bis health permits he may exercise gen
eral direction of the naval movements In
the far east.
Grank Duke Boris Is a lieutenant of Hus
sars. He Is likely to distinguish himself
In battle and probably will be on the staff
of G.-nind Duke Nicholas. After Boris li
turned from tho Unite1 States he bought
the palace' formerly occupied by Ambas
The grand duke, Nicholas, Is 47 years of
age and Is considered the foremost cavalry
expert In the Russlun army.' He Is tall and
fair, with a pleasant face. As the occu
pant of tha responsible post of inspector
general of cavalry he will be able to ad-vis-
General Kuropatkiu, who is an in
Nicholas la one of the few grand dukes
who married a commoner, and, though his
marriage has not been recorded. It Is none
the less a happy one. His wife was the
widow of a wealthy merchant named
With General Kuropatkln's appointment
as commander-in-chief of the army and
the preeenoe of the grand duke Alexis in
t fie far east, the opinion Is strengthened
that while Admiral Alexleff may remain as
viceroy, the active direction of operations
will pass out ofh!s hands.
The action of the commander of the
United States gunboat Vlcksburg In de
clining to Join the commanders of other
foreign warships In a protest against the
attack of the Japanese fleet at Chemulpo
which resulted in the sinking of the Russlun
cruisers Varlag and Korietz promises to
cause much discussion here.
The Novoe Vremya'a Dnndon correspond
ent cablea that the protest of the British
captain against the Japanese attack on the
ground that It waa a breach of neutrality
proved Ineffectual, because the American
commander would hot assent.
Newspapers here are laying great stress
on tho personal note of Mr. Kurlno, the
Japanese minister at St. Petersburg, to
Count Lrfimjidorff. the Russian foreign min
ister on the occasion of the notification of
the severance of diplomatic relations, in
which Mr. Kurlno expressed the hope that
the rupture would be of brief duration.
They point to this Incident aa a proof that
Russia had no reason, to believe that Japan
Intended to follow up the rupture with ac
tual hostilities. Official newa received here
confirms the report that none of the crew
of the Korietz waa lost.
An Immense congregation attended the
requiem mass today for Count Nlrod, the
only officer killed aboard the Varlag. The
count was a great favorite tn St, Peters
VALUABLE MILITARY MAPS STOLE.
Affair Causes Sensation and the Re
call of M. Sands.
(Copyrighted by New York Herald Co., 190i )
NAGASAKI. Feb. 21. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) While M.
Sands was liberally entertaining at dinner
the officers of the French cruiser Pascal
and friends In his official residence at Seoul
as adviser to the household of the emperor
of Corea some geographical, statistical and
military maps were stolen. This has caused
a great scandal and has necessitated his
EDWARD I WILLI If TO MEDIATE
lird Insdowne Dreips a Hint to Rus
FARIB. Feb. 22 The petit P'arislenne's
London correspondent says thst during an
interview preceding the departure from
Ioiidon for St. Petersburg yesterday of
Count Benekendorff, the Russian ambas
sador, Lord Lansdowne, the British foreign
minister. Intimated to him that King Ed
ward was willing to offer his mediation
In the war In the far east If the czur
thought he eould accept It.
Supplies for the East.
MARSEILLES, Feb 21. The French
steamship Salazle sailed from here today
carrj It.g troops and supplies. Her destina
tion Is Tonquln. lndo-Chlna. Tha govern
ment boa alao chartered tha French Bvaam
etdfi Adour toe tha aaina f urpoaay
LAND FORCES CLASH
St Petersburg Hean of Defeat of Russian
Advaure Ginrd on the Tain
LOSS 13 REPORTED AT TWO THOUSAND
Osar Starts Investigation cf the Disaster
at Fort Arthur.
DISMISSALS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW
Partial Breakdown of Euasiao Commis
MOVEMENT OF TROOPS DISAPPOINTING
Inlteil Mates Crnlsrrs Which Had
Reached Che Foo Are Ordered
Month to Shana-hal Instead
of Observing; War.
(Copyrighted by New York Herald Co., l'Oi..
ST. 1 in'KHSlU'BG. Feb. 21. (New York
Herald Cahlrginm Special Telegram.)
U is reported that the Russian advance on
tho Yalu has been driven back with a loss ,
of over 2, pun.
The emperor has ordered an Inquiry Into
the port Arthur affair and many dismissal
ami degradations will result. Alexieff Is
looked upon as a disappointment.
From blRh military authority I have
It thnt the commissariat Ras given rrocf
of such defective organization that, as he
puts 11, the service has partially broken '
down, which nt this Juncture la a very rerl-
ous matter. Many of the most necessary
adjuncts of field service have been over
looked, for Instance the portable kitchens,
for which a well known German firm here
received n Russian order at Its own price
All possible artillerists are bring dis
patched to the front, they, to their disap
pointment, being notilled they will be used
for defending the railroad.
For many unexpected rensons the trans
port of troops to the front Is much slower
than was expected, the sntlclpated averao
of 7,000 per diem having fallen to 3,000. It is
thus anticipated that so far as Russia Is
concerned there will be considerable delay
In taking action and If hostilities are com
nienced soon It will certainly not be due ,
to the Initiative of this country.
The Cables Are Silent.
LONDON, Feb. 1:2. The cablea are still
absolutely silent with regard to the prog
ressof tho war, but there arevsgue rumors
of land 'fighting. As an Instanca the Paris
edition of the New York Herald lis cor
respondent at St. Petersburg talks nf a
Itutsslun repulse on the Yalu river with a
loss of 2,fxX) lives. These rumors are un
confirmed. From a reliable quarter the Morolns
Poet'a Che Foo correspondent ivs ha
learns tens of thousands of Jrpaneoe are
advancing by forced marches from vailoua
parts of Corea on the Yalu and Uat acvera
lighting Is expected thortly. Tiieaa are
the only references to actual operations
that have reached Iondon.
The tinnouncniint that General Kodama
has been replaced In the Japanese cabinet
by Mr. Koalukwa Is regarded aa meaning
that General Kodama Is about to take
command of the Japanese land forces.
Kodama, who Is Japau's leading general,
did splendid work during the Chino-Japa-nene.
It la said that Viceroy Alexleff haa asked
the ministry of murine to send him offi
cers who are not too young and admirals
who are not too old, of whom he already .
has too many: The viceroy haa Issued a
proclamation to tho Chinese throughout
Munchurla, seeking to enlist their Sym
pathy In behalf of Russia and their as
sistance In mnlntiilulng the railway intact.
by representing . to tnem Japan's alleged
treacherous methods lit beginning the War,
A Port Arthur dispatch received at St
Petersburg reports the Russian cruiser
Novlk hud been repaired and had left Its
The Standard's Kieff correspondent heara
thut the Caucasus itnd Turkestan armies
are to be mobllled. He adds that the
rumor Is not confirmed officially, but says
if It Is true It can only be Interpreted as
a veiled threat against India In certain
The correspondent at Tlon Tsin of the
Standard reports an attack by 600 Chinese
"blrgands" on the Russian post at Foo
Chow as probably an attempt to wreck
Hounds of Firing; at Sen.
TORT ARTHUR, Fob. 21.-9ounda of dee
Ultory firing nt sea are heard ulmottt nightly
and this morning firing was again heard.
Tills Is doubtless due to the attempted ap
proach eif Japanese torpedo boats, but Both,
tng rerlous has developed.
The garrison' Is In excellent spirits and is
firmly convinced of the ultimate success 9t
tho Russian arms.
The Noel Krai prints a long article In
voking historical precedents to prove tha
Illegality of the Japanese declaration thril,
fuel and vlctuuls will in all case be trextsQ
sa contraband of war. The paper describes
Japan's attitude as presumptive and urges
the neutral powers to disregard It.
American Ships Ordered South.
CHE FOO, Feb. 21.-The United Statea
cruiser New Orleans and tha gunboata Wil
mington and Annapolis, which Bailed from
Manila on February IS under command of
Rear Admiral Cooper, upon arriving here
received orders from the secretary of tho
navy to return to Shanghai.
When Co outbreak of hostilities between
Russia and Japan occurred Admiral Evans,
commanding the Asiatic fleet, dispatched
a cruiser squadron to Shanghai and Ad
miral Ccoper's squadron to Che Foo. Sec
retary Moody has ordered all the ships to
Shanghai. They left immediately after
coaling without giving any reason for their
The Russian forces in Manchuria are au
far acting entirely on the defensive. Ex
tensive preparations are being made at
Dnlny, Port Arthur. New Chwang and
Lalo Yang to prevent the threatened land
ing of the Japanese troops. A btg force
of men are at work on the damaged ves
sels In the Port Arthur harbor and efforts
are being made fn raise the battleship
The supply of fresh vegetables and beef
In Port Arthur la getting very short and
speculators sre endeavoring to secure
steamers to run the biockide.
RISSIAt SHIP RKFISKS TO LEAVE.
Onnboat (Proposes to Remain la
Harbor of Skaaghal.
SHANGHAI, Feb. St. Urged by the Jap
anese consul here the taotal ordered the
i Russian (t in boat Mandjur i.j leiive the liar-
i before a o'clock this a ftert.odn. but the
order was Ignored. It Is said that a Jap
anese squadron has been ordered to en
force the taotal's demand and to enable
Japaucae auamahlp companies to resume
aervtoo hex w sen Japaa a& fMntfaU.
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