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SULTAN IS A PUZZLE
Diplomats Are Unabls to Fathom the Policy
of the Tarkiib Baler.
WAR WITH BULGARIA ONCE LOOKED SURE
flow So One If Willing to Ones What ii
Going to Happen.
MILITARY CHIEFS ARE URGING ACTION
Saltan Ignores Advics and Put Off Re
forms is Government
BELIEF RUSSIA PROMISED PROTECTION
ttltude of Government Toward the
Far Eastern Situation Indi
cates loni Klad at
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CONSTANTINOPLE, March 19.-(New
York World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
The policy of tha porta In face of the
crisis In the far east has now become most
mysterious and diplomats ara wondering
what la pending. Leu than a month ee;o
It, waa almost universally conceded that
war with the Bulgarian waa Inevitable,
but today no one la willing to venture a
Brunei a to what will happen.
Aa for the military chiefs, they appear
to he more than ever In favor of an attack
upon Rulgarla, hut the sultan la calmly
Ignoring all of their pleas and keeping his
own counsel. From present Indications It
Is his apparent Intention to maintain the
present armed foroe In Macedonia and hold
it In a state of readiness for his secret pur
poses. The significance of this Is that he
it determined to Ignore all of tha foreign
Ampls proof that harmony exists between
the Russian and the Turkish governments
Is supplied by the Turkish newspapers.
Although every Individual nonllllterate
Turk Is anti-Russian and In strong sym
pathy with the Japanese cause, the Turkish
newspapers are maintaining a firm stand
It Is generally believed that In exchange
for a promise that Turkey will not attack
Bulgaria, Russia has assured the sultan
against foreign aggression, besides giving
him carte blanche as regards- Macedonia.
The reoant outbreak of the Albanians and
disquieting rumors of an Intended Austrian
mobilisation of troops In Bosnia doubtless
had some Influence In Inclining the sultan
to the Russian side of the controversy. If
the Russian forces In the far east were to
Suffer a defeat st the hands of the Japa
nese It Is likely that the sultan would be
led to show hi hand and decide on some
active policy In European Turkey. But In
any event It appears now that peaceful re
form, as proposed by other European pow
ers, Is out of the question. The strongest
advocates of reform are thoroughly con
vinced of this fact.
QUEEN WILHELMINA FAILING
Ordered by JHer , Physician to Co .
Italy and Will Start In.
(Copyright, 1WH. by Press Publishing CoJ
TUB HAGUE, March 19. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
Queen Wllhelmtna'a falling health con
tlnues to cause great anxiety. She baa
been ordered by her physician to take a
villa on Lake Magdlere and will set out
for Italy almost immediately. She Is
prey to continual depression. In court cir
cles It Is said that the absenoa of an hair
to tha throne has become as terrible an
oppression with her as It Is with the
What makes her position worse ta her
alienation from her husband, which, deeplto
all attempts to conoeal It, Is prefeotly ob
servable, . even when they appear In publlo
together. A divorce haa been very strongly
urged on the queen by her family and her
ministerial advisers, because It Is feared
that she cannot long sustain the present
trying strain. She la loth, to resort to this
' According to thepresent arrangement, the
rinoo consort will accompany her to Italy,
as It would he a virtual admission of the
truth of current rumors If she should go
alone while In such a precarious state of
HELPED . BY AMERICAN WIFE
lOula Harcourt Finds Her Valuable
aa a Mean of Advancing
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LONDON, March lS.-(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Doris Har
court, the 4-year-old daughter of Mre.
Jjouls V. Harcourt, Is one of the moat Inter
acting and attractive children In London.
Mrs. Harcourt Is one of the American
wives of Englishmen who do not devote
themselves altogether to frivolous social
ambitions. She Is the only daughter of th
lute Walter Burns, for many years the
representative In England of J. Plerpont
Morgan. Louis Ilaroourt la the eldest son
f William Harcourt, and has always been
In the smartest society. His Interest
life, however. Is mainly political and
tills direction he received valuable aid
from his American wife, who is a woman of
e harming manners and much cleverness.
PRINCESS SEEKS A DIVORCE
Jhrts Not Only Rolla-tooa, bat a Learal
Decree front tha Italian
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ROME, March 19 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Tele-rm.) Another Ro
man princely family has appealed to the
divorce court. Counteaa Vander-Vonto-Arerhs,
who obtained an ecclesiastical de
cree of annulment last year through a per
sonal rescript of the late pope, has now ob
tained from the Itallaa court an absolute
divorce from Prince Francis del Drago. to
whom she waa married In 1837. They have
lONG MAY SUCCEED LODGE
Unmoved ai Wnautnsrtea (had Former
' Secretary Would Like to Bo
In Se a ate.
Copyright. 104. by New York Herald Co.)
i "WASHINGTON. March It. (New York
Slerald Service-Special to The Bee.) If re-
ports are true, Joha D, Long, former seo
rotary of the navy, la planning to succeed
Henry Cabot Lodge, whom term aa Catted
Cta tea seaeaar expires next year. The Mas
sachusetts leerUUturos, to bo elected next
a-01. wUl choae fcla successor .
IMES ARE LIVELY AT CANNES
Society Enjoys Itself with Dinners,
Shootlnn-, Oambllnaj aad
(Copyright, 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
MONTE CARLO. March 19 (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) Mrs.
Ogden Ooelet gave a big dinner Wednesday
night at the Hermitage hotel, her guests
Inoludlng, besides the duke and duchess of
Roxburghe, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van-
erbllt, the grand duke of Mecklinburg-
Bchwerln, his mother, Qrand Duchess An-
tasla of Merkllnburg, the duke and duch
ess of Devonshire.
The duchess of Roxburghe apparently
has quite recovered from her recent Indis
position. 8he and the duke left yesterdsv
to stay a week aboard the steam yacht
North Star with Cornelius Vanderbilt at
W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Is now on the way
here by motor from Paris.
Qeraldtne Farrsr, tha American soprano.
who came here from Berlin, la to sing here.
The pigeon shooting ground waa used
Sunday for a match at forty pigeons bo
ween Princess von Hohenlohe and Mr.
Bnavedra of Buenos Ay res. The princess,
who Is a good shot, won the match, killing
thirty-two out of forty.
The oldest frequenters of the gaming ta
bles say the Casino has never before done
uch a business as this season. Every ex
tra table Is In play all the time. Twelve
roulette table ara now always going.
whereas there were only six a few years
ago and still they are Inconveniently
crowed. Harrison Power, an American
plunger, attracts considerable attention.
He has made several big hauls. It Is the
belief that he Is not winner to a very great
mount. The duke of Roxburghe only tries
n occasional lotila at roulette.
The automobile tournament, which has
been In progress this week, has had many
Interesting features to carry it along. The
fact that it was In aid of the wounded sol
diers of the Russian army waa sufficient
to Insure its success. Among the royal
patrons have been the Grand Duchess An
astasia, her son, the grand duke of Meck-
Unburg-Schwerln. Qrand Duke Michael,
Prince Eerglus Galitanln aad the Prince
AUSTRIANS AFTER MILLIONS
Claim Saa Francisco Property
by One of that City's
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
VIENNA, March 19. (New York World
Cablegram Spec ial Telegram.) The Aus
trian Foreign office has just been called
upon to ;nd Its Influence and diplomatic
machinery for the recovery of t300.00O.00O
worth of property In the United States,
which Is claimed by families In Hungary,
from a California pioneer, William Lelds-
oorf, who died In IMS. Mr. Letdsdorf left
much real estate In the heart of San Fran
cisco and It has since Increased In value
to such an extent that 16.000 a linear foot
la now being paid for land In the locality.
Ellas Haupt was elected at a gathering
of the Hungarian heirs to represent them
In looking up their Interests. He made
several trips to San Francisco and dlecov
red that tha patrimony of his ancestor, or
whatever remained of It. was still admin
istered by the state of California, as no
heirs had ever been found. One of tha
administrators appointed by the state, Jo.
eph L Folsom, who was a friend of the
deceased, laid claim to the land on the side
of the bay and his heirs sold much of It.
At present the property Is In the .hands of
more than 100 persons. Folsom died In
1867 and since then the remainder of the
property has remained unclaimed.
Mr: Haupt sucoeeded In interesting sev.
eral Ban Francisco lawyers In the case and
a suit in the names of the heirs of Laid.
dorf Is now pending against some of the
present holders of the property. There Is
no doubt about the legitimate descent of
tha claimants, who have been able to ob
tain documents from the Hungarian courts
proving; their' rights. The first suit has
been brought against the only direct heir
of Folsom aa a test case, and when thla Is
decided ' by the California court the ma
chinery of tha Austrian Foreign office will
bo employed to recover the balance of the
HIGH SPEED MERRY-GO-ROUND
lr Hiram Maxim Proposes to Whirl
People A boat sit Speed of
Slaty Miles aa Moor.
(Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. March 19-(New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Sir Hiram
Maxim haa constructed a working model
of what he calls a captive flying mschine,
but what actually Is a glorified merry-go-
round. Experimental trips were made In
it' yesterday at Norwood. Thla machine
resembles a huge, roofless unbrella, with
ribs sloping upward. At the end of th
ribs are suspended fish-shaped cars la
which passengers undergo weird expert.
encee. The care are propelled by a rotating
shaft or umbrella stick. Although the
speed attained yesterday waa only fifty
miles an hour, at the previous trial sixty.
five waa reached.
Flung light out on the side of the um
brella, rotating at such a rate, a paasenger
weighed more than Ave times the ordinary
weight and had a certain difficulty In lift
ing nia nanas ana rest. AH the cars or
boats will be provided with Urge, efflolent
aeroplanes, well balanced and pivoted. By
changing the angle of these while the cars
are In rapid motion the lifting effect may
be varied at the will of the operator. Thess
machines are to be erected at the St. Louis
exposition. Earls Court and Crystal Palace.
A percentage of the earnings will go to
Maxim, who wilt devote the money thus
obtained to experiments In the shape of
finally solving the problem of aerial flight.
YANKEE STUDENTS IN GERMANY
First One Staid to Bo a Doctor, Who
Later Founded a, College
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
BERLIN. March 11 (New Tork World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) An Inter
eating volume baa Just been given to the
publlo by Prof. Vlergeck, his subject being
"Two Centuries of German Instruction In
the United States." The author goes Into
the novel question aa to who waa the first
American student to visit a German nnl
varsity, Anally arriving at the conclusion
that thla honor belongs to Benjamin Smith
Barton, who spent some time at Oottlngen
In lTta). Barton waa a Phuadelphlan, He
devoted his time to the study of inedlaine
at the German seat of learning and on his
return home he founded a college In Phila
delphia. Prof. Vlergeck gives the America
credit for much learning and be says that
ha gained considerable fame tor big re
searches U tha field f aaatonun.
TRADESMEN IN DUMPS
Thoia ef London Taoa Prospect of Poor
Season with Smart Eocietv Bet
RICH AMERICANS ARE NOT SO PLENTY"
Pictures ani Curio D"' . V V
HOME BUYERS rllT IN AFRICAN SLUMP
Past Extravagances Also Foroe Them to
MODISTES FEEL FORCE OF THIS SORELY
Evan Princess Hatsfeldt Finds
necessary to Reosrs Better
Bargains or to Forego
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 19. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Despond
ency Is general over the gloomy outlook
for the coming "London season" that Is,
the season given up to social gaieties and
extravagances. It is the time when the
tradesmen look for their harvest. For some
years the seasons have been unproft-able
to them, but they had built high hopes on
this spring and summer, hopes which now
bid fair to be dashed. Whether It Is Jus
tified or not, the report is credited that
the Inflow of wealthy, fashionable Amer
icana will be much smaller than usual,
owing to various causes. This will be a
serious if not a fatal blow to the season
and the king himself has been making
anxious inquiries on the subject.
The bad times hsre are crippling enough
to society. The financial depression In
fashionable quarters oan be lnfererd when
It Is remembered how largely "smart" so
ciety was caught In the South African
slump, and that the depreciation of Kaffirs
since ths close of the Boer war haa alone
been nearly $180,900,000, and there la no real
prospect of a boom, despite Chinese labor.
The motor Industry Is the only one that
seems to be booming. so
The modistes are suffering acutelyt There
Is a rapid growth of extravagance In
women's frocks In the last ten years and
the large profits tempted capital into dress
making concerns, which now first feel the
depression. In the picture and curiosity
market the Important objects are being
withheld for tatter times because of the
drop In prices, Christies will disperse
fewer first-class collections than In twenty
Mast Pravotleo Economy.
Princess Hatsfeldt feela the bad times In
London, It Is said, aa much aa anybody
else and la economising In many ways.
When buying clothes from a favorite dress-
maksr In Paria n short time ago she bar
gained hard for a reduotlon. The shop
keeper waa resolute and the prlnoem de
cided that she would have to do without
the garment. While entertaining last year
with lavish splendor tha parties erfven
meant an enormous outlay. Her Queen of
Sheba dress for Mrs. Adair's fancy dress
ball oost 14,000, exclusive of - the Jswsls,
which all were reeet to suit the barbaric
style . of ornament. Consequently the
princess saya aha will not take a house In
London this season.
Mr. XL W. Vanderbilt Is expected to ar
rive here Monday and stay some weeks In
Mrs. Slegel Is coming to London with her
two daughters for the season, Intending to
have them study Bucktnham palaoe. She
will take a house In London.
Quite a little colony of "smart" Amer
loans la In residence at Hoyteabury, where
Lndy Cora Strafford and her husband, Mr.
Kennard, are now living.
Mrs. Ralph Vivian Is at Rudd Ashton, and
big parties, mostly composed of Americans,
are entertained at neighboring houses.
Although Lady Strafford forfeited 1100.000
on her remarriage, aha stlU Is a rich woman.
Bhe will inherit all the Colgate money and
business. She Is a olever, talented girl.
with much oommon sense and all her
father's business acumen.
Stops Const Functions.
Ambassador and Mrs. Choate had agreed
to present many Americans to King Ed
ward and Queen Alexandria at tha two
drawing rooms which have been cancelled
on account of the duke of Cambridge's
death, court going Into mourning for three
weeks.' Among the most Interesting of the
postponed presentations are those of the
duchess of Roxburghe (May Ooelet), who
had agreed to return from the Rlveiia for
the second court; Lady Baget (Lillian
May), Lady Monson (General Roystone'a
daughter), and Mrs. Baring. Mrs. C. A.
Bpofford was to have attended the court
set for tonight, when many other Amer
icans would have made their debut at
The queen bad ordered a gorgeous dress
of cloth of gold sewed with gold threads
In a design of Wiles and the princess of
Walea had had made a splendid gown of
rich cream brocade. The Paris milliner
who always makes the queen's bats, Mme.
Allwyn, la already turning out Uttle black
tulle toquea for her majesty. Mme. Allwyn
comes regularly four times a year to h
royal patron and tries on all millinery, sub
mitting shapes and oolors at the same time
for the queen's approval. These toques
never very In shape. The only difference
Is In the outside trimming. The shape Is
precisely ths same aa the queen has worn
for four years.
All the leading London dally papers ex
cept tha Times came out on mourning for
the duke of Cambridge and the Times pub
lished a mora critical and less convention
ally eulogistlo obituary of him than ths
As a matter of fact, the duke was a most
undistinguished person, having many qua!
Itlea which were least admirable In their
character. In the Crimea he fell under a
cloud, but this did not prevent him from
being the commander for forty years, for
which time he steadfastly opposed every
reform. His final removal from office In
VOi ho regarded aa Justifying a military
coup d etat against the government.
Personally Well Liked.
Personally be waa much liked for bis
bluff, straightforward, unaffected manner
and he waa a great success with women,
to whom he always was Intensely devoted
and .whom ha regarded from precisely ths
earns standpoint aa did his ancestor.
George II. This -trait, however, only In
creased b's popularity, and particularly
with the amy. He always maintained the
early Victorian taste for cursing everything
and everybody he disapproved of. His run
ning comments when listening to an un
palatable speech In the House of Lords
often consisted of a stream of mattered
expletives on a crescendo scale, highly dls-
4Coo.tme4 em fieocad faga
MUSICIAN IS A NOBLEMAN
Legacy Which Was Left to leader of
Orchestra Cannes Him to Go
(Copy right, 1904, by New York Herald Co.)
NEW YORK, March 19. (New York Her
ald Service Special to The Bee.) A legacy
of 900,000 has lured bsck to Italy Glaroma
S mperattorl, the leader of the orchestra at
Delmonlco's, who will bo followed soon by
his wife and three small children, who are
still in New York.
For two years Imperattort has led the
orchestra at Delmonlco's, but only a few
of even his closest friends knew his true
history. He chafed under the dreary task
f earning his living as a musician, but
was too proud to complain. The $500,000
legacy comes to him from an uncle, a
banker In Rome, who died three months
ago, leaving a large estate.
Glacoma, who Is the third son of Count
Imperattort, was sent to Rome when a
small boy, to study sculpture, but his
tastes Inclined to music and he devoted his
ttentlon to It. His father died and his
fortune waa swept away. Imperattort
played In Rome and other Italian cities and
finally oamo to New York, where he readily
obtained places In some of the best theaters.
Two years ago he became the leader of
the orchestra at Delmonlco's.
Shortly after arriving In New York Im
perattort met a Miss Taylor, whom he mar
ried six months after their first meeting.
They made their home In West Forty-third
street, which has been a popular meeting
place for the better class of Italian mu
sicians of New York for several years.
Imperattort Is only 80 years old, but is a
musician of rare ability. He told the man
ager of Delmonlco's that he had no plans
for the future, though ho would probably
remain In Italy and might organise an or
chestra of his own.
REMOVING UNSIGHTLY WIRES
New York Will Be Rid of an Abom
ination Within Next Two
(Copyright, 1904, by New York Herald Co.)
NEW YORK, March 19. (New York
Herald Service Special to The Bee.) Man
hattan Island will be a wireless borough by
May L so far as the unsightly and danger
ous everhead cables are concerned. The
one remaining line, that running from 125th
street down the west side through West
street to the Battery, a distance of about
ten miles, will be put underground In six
The only reason this one line remained
outside of the conduits so long is because
the long distance1 telephone wires to Bos
ton, Albany, Philadelphia and other oltles
have not worked well when burled In the
conduits In cables containing other wires.
The recent inventions of Prof. Pupln of
Columbia university In applying to tele
phone wires what Is known aa Inductance,
that Is, ths winding of small colls of copper
wire on Iron cores and placing them in
each circuit at intervals, so as to prevent
the loss of sound waves, has enabled the
electrical experts to bury the long distance
wires, at least In the crowded districts at
the terminals of suoh long distance cir
cuits. -, ' '. -..-a .-J i'.
In the country dlrtrtcts ft Is found far
more- preferable to carry the cables over
head, not only .on account of the better
sound carrying poss'bllltlea, but because of
the enormous oost of. burying such wires
in localities where the subscribers' connec
tions are Infrequent.
The conduits are of two sorts, the "high
tension." carrying the electric light cables,
and the "low tension," carrying the tele
phone, ticker, fire and burglar alarm wires.
FENCING IS THE LATEST PAD
Society Gives an Exhibition at
ladles' Army and Navy',
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, March 13. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Society has
developed a erase for fencing. The recent
competition at the Ladles' Navy and Army
club waa under the most distinguished
patronage, the duge of Connaught. Prince
Francis of Teck and M. Paul Cambon being
among those whose namea added lustre to
the entertainment. At the empress' rooms
at the Palace hotel, Kensington, experts
of both sexes gave an exhibition of their
art to the great delight of the onlookers.
Miss Touple Lowther appeared In a bout
with Captain Benat and, while her opponent
managed to creep under her guard, waa
lustily cheered for her graoe and vigor of
attack. She waa presented with a elver-
handled sword In recognition of her efforts
to encourage fencing among women.
GUARDSMEN MAKE A MISTAKE
Decline to Donate Part of Yearly
Present . to Charity and
Lose All of It.
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. March 19.-(Nw Tork World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) From time
lmmemorable the Noble Guard of the Vat
ican has received annually at this time of
the year a gift amounting to $3,6J0 In
money. Pope Plus X summoned the com
mander. Prince Ropslgllo, and asked If he
did not think the company would be willing
to devote $1,600 of this sum to charity.
The prince said he was perfectly willing
for his part and would talk with his men
on the subject. When the guardsmen were
asked they hotly objected to Infringing
upon ancient custom and they would not
taks a part of It. This verdict was taken
to the pope, who blandly observed:
"So much the better. Tour companions
in arms axe worthy fellows and. thanks to
them, I shall have the whole $8,600 for my
FOLLOWS PUGILISTS' PLAN
Noted French Bleyele Rider
to Adopt a Stage
(Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. March 19. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Jacquelln, the
famous French bicycle rider, haa decided
to become an actor. He will make his
debut under especially propitious condl
tlona, for hs will do so an the protege of
the great Coqueltn, whose offer to tutor him
In the hlstronlo art will no doubt be ac
cepted. Besides this, Alphonse Bauget, ths
celebrated dramatist, has written for Jac
quelln, a three-act play suited to the dra
matic; ability of the bicycle rider, Jao
quelln announces that he will not entirely
abandon cycling. His advent on the stags
will be the aecond case of a French cyclist
becoming a. footllght entertainer. Bourli
Ion, the old-time bievnla caiaoin ja now
a succeseiiu una)
TONE IS CONFIDENT
Cotton Market Beoovora from the Effeot of
the Sully Crash.
LEADS TO FAILURE OF ONLY ONE FIRM
Feared at First that Other Oonoernt Would
JOSEPH H. H0ADLEY TEMPORARY RECEIVER
Formal Assignment Made for Benefit of
ACTION TAKEN TO AVOID ATTACHMENTS
Mr. Sally Is llopofal and Expects that
Ui Will Be Able to Speedily Re
cover from the Recent
NEW YORK, March 19. The excitement In
Wall street that was caused by the an
nouncement yesterday of the suspension of
Daniel J. Sully & Co., was notioeable today,
but gradually subsided during the market
hour, and at the close of the cotton and
stock markets it waa generally s greed that
the worst of the effect of the failure was
over. Ths stock markst was strong all day.
The cotton market was nervous and
slumped sharply on bad news from the
early morning, but before the close the cot
ton market became buoyant and moved up
to a point far above the lowest of yester
day. It was feared that other failures would
follow the Sully crash, but only one, that
of J.' II. Garrison, a minor concern, was re
ported. After a conference between Mr.
Sully and his lawyers this morning the
firm made a formal assignment to Joseph
H. Hoadley, who at once took charge. This
action was taken because it was learned
that an attachment was about to Issue, and
It was thought best to apply for an as
signee for the protection of all creditors
alike. Later In the day a protest against
the solectlon of Mr. Hoe.ney was made at
meeting of creditors, Mr. Hoadley ex
plained that he bad only accepted the
position of assignee temporarily. In order
to avoid the placing of attachments, and
that on Monday the creditors would meet
and aelect a permanent assignee, Mr. Sully
having declared that he would agree to any
man of their selection.
The following letter was sent by D. J,
Sully A Co. to Robert P. McDougall, presi
dent of the New York Cotton exchange:
While I am rot prepared to make a state
ment of my affairs. I feel that as a mem
ber of this exchange I ewe to you and Its
members at least to say that the same
straightforward method with which my
biislnens has alwavs been performed be
tween us In the nest will characterize mv
method of dealing; with my creditors in this
Asks for r-ornearanee.
I am ena-ased In maklnr a careful rx
amlnatlon of my affairs and at the earliest
noaHlLi a moment 1 will report tne resuu.
Meanwhile, I crave the patient forbearance
of you all, feeling assured that this em
barrassment will be only a temporary one
and that I will be able satisfactorily to aa
imt mv Affairs venr moeedlty.
AOOUt (Jvuv.uuu ox margin money aw iv
cotton brokers waa released by Mr. Sully
Mr. Sully conferred . with his attorneys
and received notice of an Injunction agalnat
the Corn ' Exchange bank restraining that
Institution . from paying over certain
Gives Oat Statement.
This afternoon the following statement
was given out at the office of D. 3. Sully
D. J. Bully & Co. have made an assign
ment, with Joseph H. HoutUey aa assignee.
Mr. Houdley, upon advice of his counsel,
has taken oharae of the office and Is ex
amining the nrm's accounts. At present he
la unable to make any statement regarding
the assets or liabilities ot tne nrm, al
though he hopes to give out this Informa
tion within two or three aays.
Mr. Hoadley. the asslKnee. is the organ
linr of the American Locomotive company,
He is a lifelong friend of both Mr. Bully
and Mr. Morse.
Toward the close of the cotton market
there was evidently a fueling of greater
confidence and it seemed as though a con'
carted effort was being made to bid the
market up to make tha settling figures as
favorable to the Sully people as possible.
The market oloeed steady at a net ad
vance of from 40 to 70 points on the more
active months, while the new crop waa S
to 16 points net higher. Balea were esti
mated at afio.OuO bales. .Leading Philadel
phia spot Interests were heavy buyers on
the advance and private advices from the
south stated that spot Offerings were being
Superintendent William A. King an
nounced this afternoon the following aver
sse prices In today's dealing, being the
prices at which settlements with the sus
pended firm of D. J. Sully A Co. will be
made:. March, 13.2Dc; April. U.$6o; May,
13.611c; June, 1.1. Ok-; July, 13.74c; August,
13.30c; September, 12.28c; October, ll.3o;
November, 11.63c; December, 11. Me.
Just before leaving his office today Mr,
Sully made a statement In which he said
his troubles had been precipitated by un
foreseen circumstances, and that had he
been given another day or two In which to
arrange his affairs, It would not have been
necessary for htm to have assigned.
Creditors Object to Hoadley.
As matters stand he hopes to liquidate
his affaire and resume. He was unable to
give any estimates of his liabilities.
Mr. Sully left his office accompanied by
Mr. Cutrheon and George 8. Graham of
Philadelphia, who Is counsel - to the as
signee. Messrs. Bully, Graham and Cutch
eon went In the direction of the Cotton ex
change and It was reported that they would
hold a conference somewhere In the dls
trlct with the creditors of the Ann. Mr.
Hoadley, the assignee, also made a brief
statement, the substance of which was
that hs had accepted the appointment of
assignee against his own will, but because
of his friendship for Mr. Sully and Mr.
Morse. He Intimated that the affairs of
the firm would be speedily liquidated, else
he would not have consented to act as
anstgnee. chiefly because of the condition
of his health.
At the conference between D. 3. Polly
and a committee representing his creditors
this afternoon the creditors explained that
the selection of J. H. Hoadley for assignee
was not satisfactory to many of them. It
was proposed by the creditors committee
that a meeting be held Monday afternoon
to choose a new assignee. Bully agreed
to the proposition and said ha would make
no restriction aa to whom the creditors
might select, but would consent to their
FSsTeet on Sew Orleans.
NEW ORLEANB. March It. Ths cotton
market opened excited, prices ranging from
t points down to SO points up, compared
with yesterday's close. There waa a de
cided advance shortly after the opening,
but conditions were unsettled.
Unusual Interest attached to the open-
Coataiued on Eooond Pag a
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and
Warmer Sunday! Monday Showers,
I Saltan a Pnssle for the Diplomats.
London Trndesmen In the Damps.
Tone of Cotton Market lloprfnl.
Humor of Rnsalan fnrrra on Land
8 Cleveland May tome to Nrbrnakn.
Tronbles In Jn Iom limn Near lnd
II News from All Parts of Nebraska.
Nomina- Delea-ates to Convention.
4 Port of Antwerp nnd Its Trade.
Twenty Acres for Dakota Fxhlblt.
5 Mayor Anoeuls for n Clean City.
. Services nt Omaha Churches.
6 Pnat Week In Onialm Society.
T Close of Local llowllnaT Season.
Loral Horsemen l'repare for Work
H Council Bluffs and lown News.
f Mnn Ibises One Juw nnd Ills Chin.
Iter's Vocation Contest Now On.
11 lown Democrats Not for Hearst.
Navy's Kxhlhlt at World's Fair.
19 Amusements nnd Music. .
13 Servant tilrl Charged with Thefts.
Creamery Men Coinlna- to Omaha.
Ill Japnnese Admirers of Brltona.
Proper Application for Charity.
10 Woman on Leap Year Problem.
Condition of Omaha's Trade.
IT Financial nnd Commercial.
IH Shoe Styles for Coming Summer,
19 Omaha's I nlque Social Society.
Olvlnar Bs-Convlcts n Chnnce.
ICO Weekly Review of SportlnaT Kvents
XI Losses from Rnllroad Rate War.
Insurance In the Lnlted Stntcs.
Ml Is 41 The Illustrated Bee.
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LIVELY FIGHT IN CONVENTION
Personal Encounters nnd Division
Follow Meeting of Ohio Repub
CLEVELAND, O., March 19. Wild scenes
of disorder marked the opening of the
Twentieth district republican congressional
convention here today, as a result of a
fight between the Dick and "Filipino" fae
tiona, The trouble started when the Dick
mon nominated Charles Leach as chair
man, the "Filipinos" having already se
lected J. C. Ward of Lako county as the
presiding officer. When Leach attempted to
take the chair he was assaulted by the
Filipinos" and a hand-to-hand fight fo)
lowed, which quickly became general
The police finally arrived in force and re-
stored partial order. Each faction, how
ever, nominated Its own committees and
ticket. The "Filipinos" renominated Jacob
A. Beidler for congress, and A. T. Spltser
and F. H. Eggers aa delegates to the na
tional convention. The Dick delegates nom
Inated Jacob A. Beidler for congress by
acclamation and chose J. B. .Serbs and A
B. SplUler as dclegatea to the national
convention. - '
The local adherents of Senator Foraker
are known aa "Flliplnoa." The former
Hanna followers are now termed "Dick"
men, being under the leadership of Sena
KILL KANSAS CITY DRIVER
Nonunion Man Is Shot and Another
Is Injured, Presumably by
KANSAS CITY. Maroh 19.-Albcrt Fer
guaon, a nonunion hack driver, was shot
and mortally wounded today by one of
four men, believed to be strikers, who had
decoyed him Into the outskirts of the city,
The quartet escaped. Ferguson answered
a call from a downtown hotel, whsre the
four men, one drersed as a woman, entered
the carriage. When they alighted later
they attacked and finally shot Ferguson.
In anothsr part of the city Andrew Meyers,
a nonunion hackman, was badly beaten by
strikers, and at still another point a hock
driven by a strike breaker was demoralised
by union men. No arrests were made.
Later a petition was filed in the United
States olroutt court by an attorney repre
aentlng the Transfer Men's association,
asking that a temporary Injunction be
granted to restrain the strikers from In
terferlng with the business of the com
peny. Tha court took the petition under
REPUBLICANS OF MISSOUR
Endorse Roosevelt for President and
Crrus P. Walbrldae for
ST. LOUIS, March 19. The republican
convention of the Tenth Missouri congree
slonsl district today nominated Richard
Bartholdt to succeed himself as congress
man. Fred Essen of Clayton snd Louis P.
Aloe of St. Louis were elected delegates
and Judge Theodore Peege of Klrkwnod
and Fred Smith of St. Louis ss alternates
to the national convention. The delega
tions were Instructed to vote for Theodore
Roosevelt for president and a resolution
waa adopted endorsing Cyrua P. Wa'
bridge of St. Louis for governor, "or sny
other office within the gift of man."
COURT GIVES PROTECTION
Bates Machine Company Seovres
JOLIEfT, 111., March 19. The Bates Ma
chins company of this city, whtoh yesterday
secured a writ of Injunction against the
Machinists' union and Its members, has
brought suit for $30,000 damages against
the same defendants. The writ granted by
by Judge HUscher is a sweeping one and
prohibits interference of any kind on the
part of the defendants. Under Its protec
tion the Bates company is preparing to open
Its plant next Monday morning.
PAT CROWE WAS WITH TAYLOR
There Is No Doubt that the Outlaw
Was Killed ta Battle with
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March lt.-Membors
of Clate Taylor's family In the city tonight
say there Is no doubt that he was the out
law who waa killed In a battle with illc
men at Aurora, 111., last October. Taylor
waa one of the three men who held up an
electric car and robbed the pnaaengera.
Pat Crowe woe with Taylor In the crime,
say Taylor's reuuivt. Taylor was born
ael raised haC.
CLAIM BIG VICTORY
Bussiani Eeport Eat'le and Bay 1,800
Prisoners Have Been Captured.
JAPANESE ARE PLAYING A FOXY GAME
Euasiani Unable to I'etermine ths Bouros '
of Tbeir Supplies,
BELIEVE KELP COMES FROM CHINESE
Opinion that 8ome Iiolated Island is
MYSTERIOUS MOVEMENTS OF JAP FLEET
After Sack Disappearance No Word
Is Ilenrd of Whereabouts ot
Ships, Yet They Return
CHE FOO. Mnrch :9.- p. m.-A private
dispatch received here from Mukden slates
that a battle has taken place on ths Talu
In which the Russlsns claim to have cap
tured 1,8(10 prisoners.
ST. PETERSBURG, March U.-Btusslan
troops continue to pour Into north Corea,
They sre In excellent condition.
It is said here that typhus fever Is raging
among the Japanese forces.
The government's private Information la
not completely reassuring aa rtgaroe
China's sincerity in observing a neutral at
titude. Secret advices Indicate that at
least a powerful party In the Chinese gov
ernment is abetting ths Japanese. Al
though at first reluctant to credit these re
ports, the Russian authorities continue ta
receive assurances that the Japanese con
template landing on Chinese neutral terrl.
tory, west of the Llso river, and 17,000 men
are being held specially to await develop
menta in that direction.
Moreover, the emperor'a naval experta,
who have been studying carefully the pus
ale as to where Vice Admiral Togo's fleet
Is coaling and provisioning between Ita ap
pearances off Port Arthur are becoming
more and more convinced that It ta using
as a bane some quiet spot on the Chinese
Fleet Mysteriously Disappears.
After each disappearance not a word Is
heard of the fleet's whereabouts until It
reappears. A calculation of time and dls
ttnee shows It la quite Impossible for the
fleet to steam to Ni-aokt or Hiroshima,
take on board coal and immunitton and
come back. It is also certain the Japanese
warships cojld not take on coal, much leaa
heavy projectiles, at sea. In the face of the
prevailing rough weather. The Idea that
they ar using Chemulpo, Fusan or aome
other place on the Corean coaata for thla
purpose la rejected, as It la believed that If
auch were the case the numerous corre
spondents and aecret agenta ot Russia
In Corea would certainly have reported the
fact. So by process of elimination the Rus
sians seem compelled to arrive at the con
clusion that the vessels of the Japanese
fleet must be filling their bunkers at aome.
Inlet on the- Chinese coaat. either on the
gulf of Llao Tung or the Shan Tung penln.
aula, so far from porta and inhabited cen
ters that the correspondents rxe unable to
get wind of It.
.The dwindling number of Japanese battle
ships appearing off Port Arthur .s Increas
ing the conviction that many ot them bare
had to put back to Jf.pan lor a thoroufrt
A high naval officer said: "We probably
shall never know how many of their ahipe
were crippled or sunk, at least until the
war Is over."
Ths failure of the Japanese to rush their
operations la an agreeable disappointment
here, as it gives the Russians necessary
time to complete their preparations., A
Japanese landing on the Llao Tung penin
sula to besiege Port Arthur would rather
be welcomed now as it would not be a large
force, yet would weaken the frontal at
tack from Corea.
It waa reported soon after the Japanese
began their operations against Port Ar
thur that they had setsed ons of the
Elliot Islanda, situated In the Corean gulf,
less than 100 miles east by north of Port
Arthur, for use aa a base, and the Toklo
correspondent of the London Tlmee, March
7, cabled that a Japanese squadron took
possession of Hat Yang Tao, one of the
Elliot group, February 29. The corres
pondent reported that they only found
stores of coal and signal flags, the Rus
sians having evacuated the Island Febru- .
STATE OF CtlF.GK A I J. OVER RUSSIA.
. , i
Means MtHe Chnnge, However, aa He.
Bards Most of Country.
Copyright. 1904. by New York Herald Co.)
ST. PKTERSHl'Rtl, March 19. (New
York Hersld Cablegram. Special Tele
gram to The Bee.) All wooden shanties
around Svenborg, which commando the
eastern extreme of Helslngfors, have been
A state of siege has not been declared
all over Russia. But, as regards this part
of the world, only In Cronstadt, where a
state of siege commence on Monday next,
It naturally exists. . An , V,
All the far eastern provinces ana Fojj
Arthur are reported to be In excellent "
condition. Supplies are coming dally and
the railway is Intact.
The protest of the United States against
the Japanese toliacoo monopoly attracts
much Interest here, as does also General
von der (jolta's speech, which said Ger
many was likely soon to have to meet an
enemy of overwhelming power.
leading grnin o foreigners.
Those of New CbwanaT Forbidden Be
yond City Walls.
(Copyright. 1904, by New York Herald Co.)
YIN KCV, March 19. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
The Russian authorities notified foreign
ers at New Chwang today that they were
forbidden to pass the city walls or to go
to ths Russian railway station or forte.
Foreigners are allowed to vialt only the
gunbouts of their own nations.
Twenty thousand men are quartered In
the village between Toslchow and New
Cbwang, and 10,000 more are expected. Tha
Russians ars entrenching themselves be
tween the fort at the mouth of the river
and the tower.
CHINESE ARMS MENACE RtSSIA.
Forty Thousand Troops Drilled by
Foreigners Ready for Field.
PARIS, March 10. The Figaro's corre
spondent In Berlin telegraphs 'that a Ger
man officer who has Just arrived there from
Manchuria says serious operations In ths
far east will not be !egun before the end
of June. The principal obstacle to Rus
sian victory, according to this officer, Is the
fact that 40.000 Chinese troops, wet. trained
ipuA with. 0. or man and Jap an see Instructors,
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