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Technical Bchsol to Ee Built in British
Vetropelia with FriTata Help.
British Eeel They Bhould Not Depend en
Germany and America
Cacao tod Australia Beth Want Men frm
Brit'eh Isles,
Fries Declares that World Think
It Has DliotTirH There fa Ha
Sin and Acta Accordingly.
LONDON. March Id (Special,) Tha great
technical roller tn London on the Una of
tha famous Oorman Institution at Char
lottenhurg, which Lord Rosebery so
strongly advocated !n 1903, la at length to
come within practical lines. Mr, McKennn,
tha new president of the Board of Educa
tion, Is framing a bill dealing with the
sccpe of the college so far as I-ondon unl.
verslty Is concerned. Ths government Is
to give the land at South Kensington and
will make suitable grants of money. The
Institution will have the active co-operation
of the great business Arms and technical
Industries throughout the empire.
Lord Rosebery, In his letter to the County
council, asked that body to provide the
annual maintenance of 1100,000, The cost
of the erection and equipment was put at
about 11.000,000. The late Mr. Alfred Belt
subsequently bequeathed toward the scheme
ll,TO,4o6. Sir Ernest Cassel and Lord
Strathoonu were among those who were
prepared to give financial aid.
"It was little short of a scandal," said
Lord Rosebery, "that our young men eager
to equip themsrlvos with the moat perfect
technical training should be compelled to
resort to the universities of Germany or of
the United States."
According to the bill which is being
framed, the senate of London university
will have merely general powers of con
trol. The governing body will consist of
forty members, appointed as follows: Sis
by the crown, four by the Board of Edu
catlon, five each by the University of Lon
don, the London County council and the
Council of the City and guilds of London
Institute, four by the teaching staff, of the
new Institution, two by the exhibition com.
mlssloners, one each by the Royal society,
the. Institution of Civil Engineers, the In
stitution of Mechanical Engineers, the In
stitution of Electrical Engineers, the Iron
and Steel Institute, the Institution of Naval
Architects, the Society of Chemical Indus
try, the Federated Institution of Mining En
gineers and the Institution of Mining and
Metallurgy. .
The college buildings will 'be erected on
.three Sites tn South Kensington. One b
longs to the government and Is at present
j' used by the Solar Physics observatory
1 (wnicn is 10 nave a new nuniej nu um
other two belong to the exhibition commis
sioner. Enilajraats Cane Rivalry.
A keen struggle Is going on between
Canada and Australia for the Brltlah emi
grants who leave ttxne shores every year.
Loth colonics proclaim their need of men,
and their agents are equally alert In en
deavoring to paint ths prospects of their
respective lands In the most favorable light.
Mr. Walker, chief of the Canadian emi
gration office, is authority for tha state
ment that the construction of the new
Grank Trunk railway which Is to stretch
across the continent; 4,000 miles In length,
will take at least seven years to complete.
"Sixty thousand men will be wanted as
soon as they can be had," he said. "But
they 'must be resolute workers. An Idle
man who falls here will fall In Canada If
he Is Idle." J
The. federal government of Australia Is
equally anxious to secure workers, but thay
must understand something of ground -cultivation.
Borne states notably Western
Australia assist Intending emigrants to
such an extent that the passage money
oomes to only 130 or $35.
Where Australia, fcse tn the truggta t
emigrants, however, sppears to be In the
fact that it possesses no central emigration
office. Quite recently Captain' Collins, the
sceretsry of the commonwealth In Eng
land, sought some suitable offices In the
Mignborhdbd of Charing Cross. The Idea
was that all of the states should come un
der one roof. This programs, however, has
never been carried Into effect.
Children for Canada.
About two years ago Mrs. Close pro
pounded a scheme to the various) boards
of guardians In the metropolis for the
bringing up of workhouse children In tha
country districts of Canada, The scheme
met with the approval of several well
known people, notably the Archbishop of
Tork, Lord O'Hagaa and others, but 'no
practical etspe were taken by any board
of guardians to put It Into operation.
Mrs. Close therefore decided to make an
experiment with ten children at her own ex
pense. Ehe visited Canada and obtained
a model farm at Nauwlgewauk, N. &, and
last June eight boys and two girls, rang
ing In age from 10 to 14, left England. They
were In charge of a woman who now writes
glowingly to Mrs. Close of their progress
and Mrs. Close Is satisfied that her scheme
Is a pronounced suoceae. It la, she says,
not an emigration scheme nor Is It a char
ity. Inasmuch as It Is intended to deal only
with money raised by the ratea and spent
by public bodies for the maintenance of
state children. It neither resembles ncr
competes with nor Interfere in any way
with Pr. Barnado's work, the Waifs and
Strays, or any similar society.
With regsrd to ths cost Mrs. Close says
the capital outlay Is only S7J. per child
sgalnst an average here of tOSO, and the
cost of maintenance Is much lower than In
father Yangtaaa Talks.
Father Bernard Vaughan continues his
onslaughts on modern society. In a recent
sermon at the Church of the Immaculate
Conception, he said:
"W are living In a day when the world
thinks that It has made the discovery that
there Is no such thing as sin," he said.
"In current literature. In drawing room
conversations. In olub land. In working
men's homes. In halls and clubs and In the
so-called scientific criticism of the day we
are reminded that we have passed from th
sha8w of dogma Into the ivunlnatlon of
In tome of the churches w are even
told that there is no more harm In not
attaining to a certain moral standard than
In not reaching a certain artificial line of
beauty. Hw silly and childish is the
(Continued on Becend Page.)
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With only ten days more for legislators
to draw pay, a large amount of necessary
legislation Is still to be accomplished and
night sessions are likely. Present status
of these measure;. X, Fags 1
Cass county retailers will meet nt
Flattsmouth Wednesday and organise.
William Colton Is nominated for mayor
of York on the lGGth ballot. X, age 3
Fire at Upton Sinclair's Co-operative
Colony hall results in death of one man
and serious Injury to several prominent
writers and artists. X, Page 3
Business is being resumed at Pittsburg,
while flood sweeps to lower Ohio valley.
x. rags a
'Jerome may offer In evidence alleged af
fidavit of Evelyn Thaw Monday and case
may close Friday, X, Page 4
Frank Harrison Is stated for a Central
America consular position. X, Pags X
Senator Spooner's voluntary retirement
calls attention to the fact that very few
members of congress ever resign.
XX, Page 8
Governor Deneen and Attorney General
Stead of Illinois hold an extended con
ference with the president. James Speyer,
the New York banker, was a caller earll,r
In the day. President Mellen. of the New
Haven railroad, has arranged for an In
terview with President Roosevelt Tues
day. X, Page 1
Victor F. Noonan writes an account of
the life within the dismal wall of Dublin
prison. XX, Pags 3
Business man estimates the douhle-shlft
law for firemen. If It is put Into effect
by the signature of the governor, will
mean an additional annual expense of
75,000. XX, Page
Northwestern railroad deals severe blow
at Omaha grain market by refusing to re
ceive and deliver grain to the Great
Western at Council Bluffs, destined ' to
Omaha.' XX, Page S
Brakemen and conductors on forty-three
western railroads are voting on strike or
no strike, as means of settling differences
for Increase In pay and reduction In
j hours. Result to be announced In Chi
cago March 21. XXX, Pag
Omaha society folks will pay much at
tention to the University of Nebraska
Glee and Mandolin club, which comes
during the week for a concert at the
Boyd. XX, Page
Omaha real estate men are discussions
the abolition of the bill board as a "means
of beautifying the city. Some advocate
Its retention because of the revenue It
brings for rental or vacant lots. XX, Page
The Omaha Automobile show came to
an end last night With the. biggest at
tendance of the week. Dealers made many
sales and profess to be well pleaaed with
results. XX, Page 6
Bowling Tournament of American Con
gress opens with games between Kansas
City and St. Louis teams. Sportsman of
Kansas City makes highest score.
X, Page
Fourteenth annual court tennis cham
pionship will be played off at Boston dur
ing the week. Jay Gould defending 1.1s
title against all oomers. XX, Page T
In the Magastna Section of this number
will be found a brief biography of Dennis
Lonergan, a pioneer farmer of Nebraska;
Weldensall on Young Men's Christian
Association Work In Holland; News of
Opera In Europe; Review of the Omaha
Automobile Show; Gossip About Plays and
Players; Musical Note and Comment;
Managers of the Big Base Ball Teams.
Is Page
Tn the Home Section of this number
will be found Buster Brown; Busy Be
Own Page; Carpenter's Letter About
Algiers; Ropeways Supplanting Elephants
tn India; Some of the New Hats for
Spring: Woman In Home and Business;
Portraits of Opera Stars; A Princess who
Goes Ballooning for Sport; Fluffy Ruffles.
lx Pages
Nebraska newspaper Man' Slated for
Position In Consnlar Service In
Central America. .
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON. March 16-(8peclal Tele
gramj Frank Harrison, of many places In
Nebraska, Just now a resident of Lincoln
and a newspaper man of considerable
reputation. Is was said at the State depart
ment. Is slated for a position In the United
States consular service In Central America.
The particular consulate that Harrison will
land is not known, but It was learned to
day that President Roossvelt sent a brief
note to Secretary Root requesting him to
place Frank Harrison In a consular posi
tion at the earliest opportunity. Mr. Hani
son has traveled extensively in the South
American republic and I well fitted for
a consular position. He Is now upon what
Is known as the "eligible list" for a consu
lar appointment.
Senator Burkett Is advised by the Navy
department that his request that Thomas
D. McQulre of Wymote, Neb., whom he
has named for appointment as midshipman
at the Annapolis naval academy, will be
permitted to take his mental examination
In Washington on April IS, Instead of being
compelled to go to Lincoln, as Is generally
necessary under the regulations.
James Burton of Delhi Ia has been
awarded the contract for furnishing and
Installing a pressure pip for the Buford
Trenton irrigation project in North Dakota
at tuja. , '
Feliah and Lithvaniaa Miners Present
Problem for Uolliers in the Hortk.
Mea Jaia Unien, bat Their Exaot Wares
Cannet Be Teld.
Iritlth Postal Department Will Make
ImprtTemejt in cyttea.
Weakness of ('Diversities of Scotland
Shown and Steps Will Be
Taken to Correct Some
GLASGOW, March 16. (Special.) One of
the most menacing forms of alien immigra
tion is little known outside Lanarkshire
and Ayrshire.
The Invasion of the coal mines by Lithu
anian and Polish colliers they are known
Indiscriminately as John Pole In Scotland
began about ten years ago and Is growing
every month, and although the native m.ner
may. seek for work for weeks, it Is stated
that John Pole Is sure of a Job within
twelve hours of his disembarkation.
His methods are simple. He arrives at
Leith with a luggage table tied around his
wrist, bearing some such address as "Pas
quala Demptrltus,. (86, Eddlewood-rows,
Hamilton." An idle dockyard laborer sees
him Into a Hamilton train for the price of
a drink and at his Journey' end a police
man see that he reaches his destination.
Demptrltus presents him next duy to tha
overman, at whose feet he grovels and
whose grimy band he kisses when the
newcomer Is given a start.
lie next comes under the notice of the
check welghman, who re-chiistens him, and
for, the remainder of his stay in Scotland
he becomes Paddy Cassldy or something
easier to remember and pronounce than
his own name of Anthony Bultrlvltus.
Flights of fancy on the part of the check
welghman are responsible for the appear
ance on the pay sheets of Lithuanians bear
ing such names as Robert Bruce, William
Wallace, Robert Emmet, Napoleon Bona
parte and even Julius Caesar.
The army of 7,000 Lithuanian miners
which has settled In the western coal field
for some unknown reason Flfeshlre Is com
paratively Immune hns its Lithuanian )
stores. Its Lithuanian bakeries snd even its
native weekly Lithuanian newspaper.
Waves Lower Than Scale.
John Pole Invariably Joins the miner's
union, but It Is seldom that he receives
the standard wage. In many places the
representative of the union Is at the mercy
of the Interpreters when he tries to find
out the amount of wages paid.
The Lithuanians are docile, however.
The miners leaders tried to bring them
out at one colliery, ' which was workod
almost entirely by them, because It was
ascertained that they were grossly under
paid. John Pole refused to come out, and
moreover, when a strike arises he 1 k1-
ways ready to "black-leg."
The alien miner Is a source of much
trouble to the police. He seise every pos
sible excuse for an orgy, and Is so regular
In his patronage of the police and sheriff
courts that It Is necessary Jo retain Inter
preters at handsome fees. Frequently on
Monday morning more aliens are charged
than English. Scottish. Irish and Welsh
miners together.
So long as John Pole Is faithful to his
favorite lager beer he la fairly amenable,
but when he ha reached a certain point In
a carouse he turns to the "Hoffman drop"
a concoction of ether and rank Scotch
whlsky-and this Inclines him to murderous
attacks on his compatriots.
It Is significant of the existing state of
affairs that lawyers who practice In the
west of Scotland courts are acquiring a
knowledge of the Polish and Lithuanian
The Scottish miners, as a body, feel that
a solution of the alien question will be far
mors advantageous to them than the eight
hour day, which .a departmental commit
tee Is considering.
Vridersrroaad Telegraph Wanted.
A deputation representing considerable
commercial Interests tn Scotland has Just
been visiting London tn geaeral and the
postmaster general In particular. The del
egation wss Introduced to the postmaster
general by Mr. G. McCrae, M. P., rind laid
before him repreaentatlons of the Im
portance of an early extension of the un
derground telegraph In Scotland.
The deputation which consisted of Lord
Provost Gibson of Edinburgh, Sir Alexan
der Lyon, lord provost of Aberdeen and
Mr. Longair of Dundee urged on the post
master general that despite the coming
financial year he should complete the un
derground cable from Edinburgh to Glas
gow, and that the Edinburgh to Aber
deen, via Dundee, should be undertaken
In the following year.
Mr. Sydney Buxton replied that he quite
recognized the inconvenience caused to
commercial communities by breakdowns
of the existing telegraph systems during
storms, and though fully agreeing with
the suggestion of the lord provost of
Aberdeen a to the Importance In time of
war of having telegraph cables under
ground, he could offer no promise of com
pleting the Edinburgh to Glasgow line
during the next financial year.
The construction of that line, he said,
would be continued this year, but owing to
the large expenditure on underground cables
from London to ths landing cables tn the
west of England and the extension of
the main cable to the northeastern coast
ports, it was Impossible to give a more
definite undertaking. He could not pledge
himself at present to extend the cable to
Aberdeen, for he was bound to recognize
that the telegraph traffic of the north
eastern coaat ports was greater than the
Aberdeen service would cover, and must
therefore be attended to first.
An official statement of the present un
derground telegraph system shows that
besides the main cable from London to
Glasgow, with a spur line to Glasgow, and
connections to Birmingham, Manchester
and Liverpool, a Una is being constructed
to the landing places In Cornwall for an
Important cabls. and Is practically com
pleted as far as Bristol.
Carnegie Trnet Report.
The report of the Carnegie trust does not
hesitate to emphasise the weaknesses of
the universities of Scotland. Many and
varied are the reforms on which the re
port lays so much stress. A long fight
was waged before the Junior classes In
(he universities, classes that avowedly did
only secondary work, were removed front
A at Second Page.)
December Statistics show Births Are
Greater Than Emigration from
the Island.
DUBLIN. March 16. (Special.) The De
cember statistics. Just out, again show a
small Increase In the population of Ire
land. This Is believed to be the first oc
casion on record when two successive quar
ters show the number of emigrants to
have been exceeded by the natural Increase
of tlie population. The births registered
during the quarter numbered 2&.&.t, the
deaths 1S.182 and the emigrants 5.X3. There
Is thus an estimated Increase of 1.034, and
this, notwithstanding an Increased deuth
rate. Ireland therefore appears to be ap
proaching a balance of population. The
significance of the returns ts even empha
sized by the steadily decreasing rate of
decline tn the population from year to
year. Thus the estimated decrease In the
population In' June, 1900, was nearly 14,000,
as compared with the previous year; the
decrease to June, 1901, was estimated at
nearly 23,000; the following June showed a
drop in the rate to 13.000; In JuVie, 1903, the
estimated decrease had risen again to 18,
(100; 1904 It was 11,600; 1905, 10,600, and last
June only 3,7(0. Since that date the popu
lation has Increased by a couple of thou
sand, so that since June, 19)6, notwith
standing a heavy emigration roll, the popu
lation has been practically stationary.
Mr. George Fletcher, assistant secretary
to the board of technical instruction, ha
been calling Into question Prof. Campbell's
views upon the Irish situation. Mr. Fletcher
thinks the Irishman shows, though In a
less degree than other nationalities, a ten
dency to migrate from the land into the
towns. He offers the reason that the edu
cation of the national , schools Is not di
rected to an agricultural life. He would
have manual Instruction for men and do
mestic economy for girls. Manual lnstruc
' tlon and domestic economy could, he be
lieved, best be carried out through the
establishment of central high schools.
Generosity with Other Men's Property
Lends to Protest nt Turkish
cial.) The sultan Is sometimes very gen
erous, but does not always discriminate
between his own property and that of other
people. When, much against his will, he
was forced to allow Klamll Pasha, gov
ernor general of Aldln, to come to Con
stantinople at the Instance of the British
embassy Instead of sending him Into exile,
the sultan agreed to show him all the honor
due his rank. Aa Klamll Pasha's house
was disposed of he had to be lodged some
where, and the only house that seemed
available was one occupied by DJellal
Pasha, who had Just been dismissed from
the post of minister of the marine. So
order were given for hlra to clear out in
two hours, which the old man had to do. In
one of the worst storm of rain and snow
ever seen here.
Klamll did not like the house and took
one temporarily at Etamboul, but the sul
tan thought that was too far from the
palsoe and finally decided 'on 'the house
of Ahme Pasha DJellaleddln, former chlof
of pecret police, ' who fled to Egypt some
years ago for fear of Fehlm Pasha, who
Is at present under trial for his misdeeds
while chief of secret police; but Ahmed
Pasha has never been tried, so his home Is
legally his, .and his attorney here Is a
British subject. Further the house and
furniture Is worth (100,000, on which the
Ottoman bank had advanced a considerable
sum of money. Disregarding all this the
ultan gave order that Klamll Pasha
should be Installed there, making him a
presentation of the house and furniture.
But Klamll refuses to go there, and the
bank and the attorney have entered pro
testa against the whole business.
British Manufacturers Want to Bny
Staple from Africa at
Low Price.
LONDON, March 16.-(Special.) The
British East African corporation gave a
complimentary dinner recently at the Hotel
Cecil to Colonel Hayes-Sadler, C. B., his
majesty's commissioner In British East
Africa. Sir Ralph Moore, chairman of the
corporation, presided.
Mr. Hamar Greenwod, M. P., In the ab
sence of Mr. Winston Churchill proposed
"The Trade and Development of British
East Africa." He said that one-fourth of
the people of that country depended for
their living on cotton, and that Insteed of
"Give us this day our dally bread," they
would soon have to pray, "Give us cotton,"
because If there were no cotton there
would be no bread. The great British
Cotton Growing association was doing more
good than all the speeches In the House of
Common in drawing the colonies closer to
the mother country.
He believed there was a growing feeling
In the House of Commons and the country
that one of the first functions of sny gov
ernor was to develop the trade of the pro
tectorate. Sir Alfred L. Jonea, tn responding to the
toast of "The British Cotton Growing As
sociation," which was given by Mr. H. E.
Miller, said If Lancashire could not get
cotton except from America It would be
come bankrupt. He believed It should get
cotton under the British flag and he did
not hesitate to aay at a price which would
enable It to supply America.
Tracked from Franco Mea Who Mako
Connterfeit Italian Money Are
MADRID, March 16. (Special.) Follow
ing up a clue obtained at Marseilles the
Barcelona police have succeeded In cap
turing a gang of International forgers who
were actively engaged in the manufacture
of spurious bank cotes and bonds for the
state, funds of various countries. Ths
gang occupied a villa In the neighborhood
of Barcelona, where there was a com
pletely equipped workshop for the pro
duction of forged notes.
When the raid was effected the band
was engaged tn the fabrication of Italian
10-11 re notes and certificates of ths Italian
The chief of the gang, a man named
Enrique Duranl, had been captured in Mar
seilles, and It was his arrest which gave
the clue which has been so successfully
followed by the police at Barcelona. The
false Italian notes are dated 18X8, and there
Is good reason to believe that they have
been sent In large numbers to France.
Switzerland and England. The Rente cer
tificates are exceedingly well produced.
It further stated thst the gang had ac
complices all over Europe who asajatcd In
circulating the spurious paper.
Governor and Fanter Have Conference!
with President ia White Home,
Head of New York, Hew Haven & Hartford
Aiks for aa Interview.
teport that He Will Further Define Hit
Viewi Frovei Oroandleia.
With His Attorney General He Spends
Two Honrs with Mr. Roosevelt,
hot Ho Information I
Given Out.
WASHINGTON, March 11 Questions af
fecting the railroad situation occupied
more or lees of the attention of President
Roosevelt today. During the morning
there were Informal talks with some of
his callers on the subject. A dispatch came
from President Mellen of the New York,
New Haven A Hartford railroad asking for
an appointment. In the afternoon there
was a visit from Governor Deneen and
Attorney General Stead of lllln"!s. A
semi-official denial was made that the gov
ernor and the attorney general talked
on either finance or railroads.
From statements, however, which have
come from authoritative quarters preced
ing the visit, the Inference Is drawn that
there war some reference to the Chicago
Alton deal, which figured prominently
tn the reoent Harrlman Investigation by
the Interstate Commerce commission. The
president Is known to be availing himself
of every opportunity to become acquainted
with the railroad situation, and the Im
pression Is general that this question was
discussed to some extent at least in the
conference with Governor Deneen. The
latter would make no statement.
A rumor gained currency during tho
morning that the president Intended to
Issue a statement defining his attitude on
the relations of the government to the
railroads. An impression to this effect ap
parently got abroad from the fact that
the president had read to some of his
callers extracts from his speeches and
letters bearing on some features of the rail-
road question. These report, however,
proved groundless and later It was ascer
tained that the president would not Issue
such a statement today nor has he such
an Idea In contemplation.
Short Call from Speyer.
One of the president's early callers was
James Speyer of New York, head of Speyer
ft Co. To many his call looked significant,
as It closely followed that of Wednesday.
It was impossible to ascertain either from
the White House or from Mr. Speyer the
purpose of the visit.
Governor Deneen and Attorney General
Stead were with tjie president for fully aa
hour. The governor, was at the White
House at the president's request to .discuss
"certain questions," the nature of which
he declined to disclose. After the confer
ence the governor called on Senator Cullom
and later took a train for Chicago. Neither
the governor nor Mr. Stead would make
any statement regarding their Intervlow
with the president, the governor only ad
mitting that nothing had been agreed upon
that would require Immediate action.
Governor Deneen gave the newspaper men
to understand that he expected the presi
dent to make a statement about the Inter
view, but none was given out at the White
Houae. It was explained there that the
arrangements 'with the governor for his
visit to Washington had been made before
the recent flurry In Wall street.
Mellen Comes Tnesday.
Tuesday the president Is to have a confer
ence with President Mellen of the New
York, New Haven A Hartford railroad, at
Mr. Mellen's Initiative. Mr. Mellen Is one
of ths railroad presidents with whom J.
Plerpont Morgan asked Mr. Roosevelt to
confer as to "what steps might be taken to
allay the public anxiety as to the relations
between the railroads and the govern
ment." So far as ascertained at the White
House, Mr. Mellen is the only one of the
presidents who has asked for an Interview,
and It is not known there whether he
represents himself slone or all four of the
presidents named by Mr. Morgan.
Mr. Mellen Is well known to the president
and usually when he comes to Washington
he makes a social call on Mr. ' Roosevelt.
It was said at tha White House that
nothing had bean heard from E. H. Harrl
man as to a proposed second call on the
In Response to Request Bis Birthday
Will Not Bo Formally
NEW TORK. March 16. Ex-President
Grover Cleveland, who was born on March
13, 1K371 will complete hi seventieth year
next Monday.
Last March some of his friends passed
around quietly among themselves a sug
gestion that each should write him a letter
or send a telegram of birthday greetings.
Boon after some of those closest to him
formulated plans for a popular national
demonstration in recognition of the event
of next Monday. These preliminary ar
rangements, which were completed In every
detail, were made without conaulting Mr.
Cleveland. When he became acquainted
with them he declined the proffered honor,
while recognizing the spirit which had
prompted It.
There will be, therefore, no fo'rmul cele
bration either In Princeton or elsowhsre.
Mr. Cleveland ts now In the south taking
his usual springtime outing.
Rifle Ha Been Altered to Salt Am
munition and Velocity Is
BERLIN, March 16. Germany, It now ap
pears, has not armed Its Infantry with a
new model rifle, but the model adopted
In If 3 has been changed '.o accommodate
the new ammunition known as "8," the
bullet of which Is pointed Instead of oval.
The muzzle velocity haaben raised from
an averase of 2,034 feet o-r second to 2 fftO
and the trajectory hat bten flattened con
siderably so that at 5Q arA the trajec
tory Is 4 feet I lnrhe. The totnl range
of ths Improved rifle ta 4,S0 yards. The
Improved weapon was tried In German
Southwest Africa with satisfactory results.
The rearmament of the battery with the
new recoil gun will be covleted in July.
Eighteen Persons Drowned as Resnlt
of Panic Canard by Fire at
WHEELING. W. Va. March 16,-Elgh-teen
persons are known to have lost their
lives because of an early morning fire to
dy at the Warewlck Pottery company's
plant In the flooded district here. Follow
ing In a partial list of the drowned:
MI KB P. RETRIES, aged 30, storekeeper.
KOKA UhltTAS, aed 12.
El. IAS MITCHELL, lined IS months.
ALLEN HERTAP, aped 1 years.
FRANK HOLMES, watchman at the pot
tery. fclMON ELI Aft, merchant.
JL'LIA MoSES. aged 7 years.
WA1HER MOSES, aged 4 years.
the Wheeling Stamping company.
Because of the water surrounding the
burned district It was Impossible for the
fire apparatus to reach the scene. Tha
firemen pressed Into service all the boats
that could be secured and carried lines of
hose to the burning building by this means.
They fought the fire and assisted In rescu
ing many persons. The crew of a boat
moored across the river manned a yawl
and rescued about 1X persons.
The men were offered nil kinds of re
wards and big sums of money for the work
they had done, but they refused to sccept
a cent. Most of the Imperiled persons
were Syrians, and at times, when the big
yawl was filled to overflowing, It wo with
difficulty that the river men prevented the
frantic foreigners from upsetting the craft.
Had the drowned persons remained In
their homes none of them would have met
death. The buildings occupied by the vic
tims were not touched by the flames, but
the explosion that started the fire terrified
the people. But not all of those who met
donth met death by Jumping Into the water.
Five were drowned by the upsetting of a
The majority of the persons living tn the
district are Syrians, and after the fire they
refused to return to their homes and are
being taken care of In the city hall and
county Jail.
Most of Money Taken from Safe
Blown Open at Masonvllle, la.,
WATERLOO, la.. March 1G. A special
dispatch from Manchester says that Bern
ard Hansen, arrested In connection with
the robbery of a bank in Masonvllle. has,
It Is alleged, confessed the robbery to Chief
of Police Plckley of Dubuque. In his al
leged confession Hansen Implicates Hugh
Moore and William Gadbols. Gadbols has
not been arrested, but Moore Is In custody.
The three men, according to the alleged
confession, met at the Illinois Central
station in Dubuque on the night of the rob
bery and look a train for Manchester. On
arriving at Manchester, they left the train
and carried a kit of tools and nltro-gly-certne
to the Williams farm, where they
prepared horses for their escape. They
then went to Masonvllle and proceeded with
the robbery.
After entrance to the bank was effected,
Gadbols opened the safe with three charge
of nltro-glycerlne, while Hansen and Moore
guarded the door. The men filled their
pockets with gold, sliver and paper cur
rency and made their way to the Williams
farm, whence they drove towards Man
chester. In the outskirts of that town they aban
doned the horses and buggy, entered Man
chester on foot and then started north.
Hansen said the booty was hidden In two
barns. He accompanied officers to these
places. At the first barn 31,300 was found
and at the second 11,289. This amount,
with tt',61 found during the chase, which was
lost by Gadbols on the Williams farm, and
$60 found on Hansen and Moore, makes a
total of 13,600 which has been recovered of
the probable 14,200 reported to have been
Senator Nixon Says Turmoil Is Dae
to Differences Between Labor
GOLDFIELD, Nev., March 16. United
States Senator George S. Nlxon, president
of the Goldfleld Consolidated Mining com
pany, has arrived from Washington with
his partner, George Wlngfleld. Ife said
When I arrived yesterday I regretted to
find Goldfleld In an Industrial turmoil, espe
cially In view of the fact that there are no
differences over hours, wages or union
principles, the only difference being between
two labor organizations. The mine owners
naturally lament this condition. The only
course they could pursue Is the one taken,
namely, to close down the mines through
out the camp until the difficulty Is settled;
that Is until the men settle the differences
among themselves. While this condition of
affairs Is unfortunate. It Is one for which
the mine owners are In no way responsible.
I am glad to say that when the mines are
reopened there will be no Changs In the
wage scale or the hours of labor.
The labor situation today ts devoid of
developments, each side seemingly await
ing the other's action. The lulsen this
morning authorized the reopening of gro
ceries, restaurants snd butcher shop.
Chlraaro Woman Must Await Action
of Grand Jury oa Murder
CHICAGO. March 16. Mrs. Dora McDon
ald, the wife of Michael McDonald, was
today held to await the action of the grand
Jury on ths charge of murdering Webster
B. Guerln on February 21.
The preliminary hearing was held in the
cell of Mrs. McDonald In the county Jail,
her attorneys having declared tn Judge
Newcomer that her health would be Im
periled If she was compelled to appear In
Mrs. McDonald showed little Interest In
the proceedings and apparently wa not
able to recognize her husband or other
members of her family. Judge Newcomer
declined to admit the prisoner to ball.
William N. Cleveland Found Guilty of
Vlolatluar Ohio Anti-Trust
Un at Lima.
LIMA, O., March 16 After a trial lasting
a wetk the Jury In the so-called Bridge
trust against William N. Cleveland,
I this afternoon re'.urned a verdict of guilty.
' The Jury was out flvo hours. Sentence was
! not paused and counsel for CIvelund re
served their right to tile u motion fur a new
The indictment sgalnst Mr. Cleveland was
similar to others pending here against
bridge companies, agents and officers, and
charged conspiracy and restraint of trade
In violation of the Valentin anti-trust act.
Legators Hnst Work Ovfrtima if Tbej
Expect to Finish T heir Work.
Chances Are that Evea that Work
Cannet Be Tone on Time,
Railway and Anti-Pass Bills Vow Han?
Up Eetwten tht Heme-a.
This Essential Measure net ear Held
Back I'ntll Other Important
Onrs Have Been Dis
posed Of.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 1-(8pectnl.) Wltft
the end of the legislative session In view
the work In both houses ts becoming more
and more strenuous. An addition of two
hours a day to the length of ths sessions
Is not satisfying some of the members,
who are chafing under ths drag of work
and who want to get nark to their offices,
slnres and farms, and night sessions to help
out are being talked of already.
Ths aenats hss ten snd the house nine
more days on pay, and unless the session
reaches over . the sixty-day limit durln
which ths members can draw their pet
diem the session will close about Marrt
29 or 30. It has been customary In most
of the past sessions to go two or thret
days beyond this limit, however, and none
but the most sanguine of the members
hope to finish the necessary work of the
session before the first week In April.
Even then It Is probable a large numbet
of more or less Important bills will have to
go by ths board.
Th fnllnwlnw tatilji .hnvl In m nilfnhell J
the work already done and the work yel
to be accomplished:
House. Senate,
Pills Introduced 5M 44!
House bills passed 09
House bills killed 1M U
Senate bills passed 21 121
Senate bills killed 1 12J
Number passed both houses 15 I
Number now laws 17 II
Number still pending 8.r3 1M
On slftlnn file 21
For third reading 8 8
Days In session El ISO
Both houses are now working under sift
ing committees, and the Important bills are
being pushed to the front for action a
rapidly as possible. As soon as these are
disposed of the general appropriation bill
will be taken up and will occupy several
days In each house. The house la now In
the throes of two lively scraps, one on the
municipal taxation of railroads and, the
other on the direct primary bill, and the
appropriations probably will be passed on
Immediately after these measures are dis
posed of. The senate has been clearing
It file for the appropriation bill and will
be In fairly good shape to handle it by the
time It is through the house.
Fight on Commission BUI.
The senate has practically disposed ol
the railway commission bill by recommend
ing It for passage Friday. It Is not be
lieved that the amendments tacked on by
the upper body will cause much delay In
the house, though It is probable the added
provision of placing street railways undei
the Jurisdiction of ths Btate Railway com
mission will be fought In the house. Ash
ton of Hall secured this amendment.
olalmlng It was In the laws of many ol
the eastern states. Thomas of Douglas
county fought It on the grounds the street
railways are operating under frapchlset
granted by municipalities and ought to be
left to those municipalities to be regu
lated. Two other measures of Inportance re
main to be taken up during the week. One
of these Is the anti-lobby bill directed
against paid lobbyists. The bill was passed
by the house but killed In the senate.' Al
the request of Governor Sheldon It wat
revived and is now in the hands of the
Judiciary committee. It probably will be
reported back to the senate this week with
some amendments and placed on Its pas
sage. The other bill Is the . anti-pas
measure. The house bill U now tn the
senate and the senate measure In the house.
So far neither house has Indicated that
It Is ready to endorse ths bill of the other
body and a conference probably will be
necessary before an agreement Is reached.
So far the question of maximum .freight
rates has not been taken up except In the
senate to kill a resolution of Ashton'a
directing the attorney general to enforoa
the present maximum freight rata law.
On the sifting committee file In the eenate
ts 8. F. 1-B by Aidrich, which provldae
for a reduction of 10 per cent In the ratea
in force January 1. The bill will ba
reached by tb committee of the whole
about Tuesday and probably will cause
a lively discussion.
Terminal Tax Contest.
The passage by the senate of the ter
minal tax bill will put the question of
whether or not the railroads are to be
equitably taxed for municipal purpose
squarely up to the house and a fight to
the last dltcn is expected to be pulled off
early In the coming week. The Thomas
bill passed by the senate was sent over
to tlie house Saturday afternoon as soon
as possible after the vote was taken, but
that body had already adjourned. The
bill will go over to the house the first thing
Monday and It I expected will be substi
tuted for the Clarks bill, of which it is a
duplicate. This will facilitate action on
the measure and, with favorable action on
the part of the house, the bill ought to be
In the hands of the governor by the latter
part of the week.
Since the unsuccessful attempt of the
railroads to have the bill recommitted tn
the senate Friday ths friends of the meas
ure re feeling good. It was boasted about
the lobby of the hotels Thursday night
that the motion to recommit would have
eighteen votes, one more than a majority.
The fact that after a stubborn fight and
after bringing all the pressure to boar on
the members the astute railroad lobbyists
knew how to call to their aid, the hostile
members couM call only eleven votes to
their assistance on the motion and hut six
on final paisage, made It plain that the
I opposition Is weakening and furnished en
i couragement to the frlenda of terminal
I When the rrtllroade found they had com
pletely l-t tl.-'.r grjp on the senate they
1 concentrated their efforts on tlw house, but
! it Is noticeable lliat they are not as boast
j f ul about their strength as they were 1
' fore the bill passed the senate. Their claims
1 of having a majority of votes pledged
1 sgalnst the b'lli have been discredited and
It ha been evident they are Inviting a
test. In the nruntlme it I apparent t