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OMAHA, SUNDAY M(lINIX(i. APKIL 10. l!U0.
Latest News and Personal Gossip of the Old World Told by Special Cable and Correspondence
LONDON LOOKS ON
German Emperor's Plan to Entertain
Boosevelt as Eoyal Perion
BBITISH WAR OFFICE IS BUSY
Carries Out Extensive Experiment! in
DELICATE TESTS UNDEP. WAY
All Sorts of Data Being Gathered to
MANY COTTON MILLS RUN LOW
Majority la Midlands oa Short Time
and Mnny Closed Owlig to the
Restriction In Ontpnt
BT PAUL LAMBETH.
LONDON. April 9 (Special to the Pub
lishers Press. The news which comes from
Reiliri to the effect that the kai.-er intends
to violate All precedents, and entertain
Co'onel Theodore Roosevelt just as though
he was a member of a reigning house. In
stead of merely a private, though unusu
ally eminent, citizen has caused surprised
lt Is regarded as merely another one of
the kaisrrs freaks and Illustrates his con
tempt of custom and precedent when his
own wishes are concerned.
It is doubtful if there is another com
monrr In the world today who the German
monarch would treat on the basis of per
sonal friendship which it is his intention
to accord President Roosevelt. While of
course It is recognized that the kaiser in
a measure In honoring; his guest, intends to
show the depth of his friendship for the
United States is actuated by another mo
lixe; that is a vety strong admiration for
Roosevelt, the man, In whom he recognireg
a kindred spirit.
The kaiser will be willing almost to give
hie right hand if he could take the trip
hich Mr. Roosevelt has lust taken, and
he wants to hear the details of that mar
vellous hunt at first hands.
The umisua! honors aocorded Mr. Roose
velt in Merlin will have their reflex in Lon
don nr.d It la pretty certsln that the fa-niou.-;
American will also be the personal
Kucsl of King Edward when here.
It may also be said that Mr. Roosevelt's
speeches In Egypt will add to the warmth
f his reception here.
Airships for War.
While the Britten war office is not per
haps making as much fuse about it as is
the case with some of the continental pow
ers it is keenly alive to the Importance of
the airship as a means eof warfare and
has established, an air office at Taddlngton.
One of .the slfrhti at the .air office Is a
tiny model airship battling against an ar
tificial gale, creatfd by a great fan twice
the height of a man.
You step upon a platform and gate in at
the miniature airship through a window
In the side of a great tube, through which
the ga:e of wind shrieks loudly. Facing the
platform are a series of delicate Instru
ments, which register the pressure of the
wind upon the airship.
"By testing models of all shapes and
sixes." Dr. T. W. Stsnion. superintendent
of the engineering department, explained
to me. "we have now been able to tell the
constructional experts at the Aldershot
aerial factory the precise shape of airship
onii-ii in guue inrougn me air with a
minimum of resistance from eddies of
wind created by its passage. A allm, long
trait, tapering finely to the tall, is the
Testing for Varlona Data
Oihir strange acientific instruments for
aerial research work were then shown in
actual operation. They included:
ihe w hit ling table, c wonderful device
in a specially built hall, irf which a great
metal arm. projecting sixty feet from a
central platform, revolves at high speed,
in oraer to lest the thrust' of aerial
The wind towers, two skeleton struc
tures seventy feet high, at the summit of
which the actual lifting planes of a full j
sized flying machine may be placed, and
the precis i pressuie of the wind upon them
determined by recording apparatus at the ,
foot of the tower. j
I ne water channel, a long tank, su,
rounded by scientific lecoi tiers, and with a
stream of water of varying speed passing
In which the eddies formed bv
planes of different shapes may be studied
nd a comparison inaite Mnrn n .
- - -
. water ana in air. recently. Some time ago the girl fled from
The aerial engine plant. Here, while the, her home to her lover, whereupon her par
engines of an airship are running at full,,,,, instituted a lawsuit for her recovery,
speed under reliability tests, an artificial ; The courts decWed ,s tm? Bir, . a
wind of thirty miles an hour is directed minor,
i he must return home, but this she
upon .hem. and they are tilted at .11 angles. ! , . A d of friPnd,v t3W,
ao as to mimic actual flying conditions. , f(k h,lprd hrr , from lno pol)ce
7. , T land hid her In the bouse of her loter. The
In connection will, Ihe propeller tests ; n,lllp. ,rl , . , . K,
we are anticipating resulis of the highest
Importance," said lr. Stanton. "We ho
to etojve a acientific propeller of our own
for use in the airships of the arrrv anrt
In another department experts were busy j
with liiliicsiu lists upon iara of while I
metal. There were aluminum alloys of
extraordinary lightness upon the benches.
"We want to find the strongest and lisht
esl metal for the cars of airships." ex
plained Ihe superintendent. "So far, an
alloy of aluminium and copper has given
the best results."
Abend of oncers.
The London Times lias anticipated the
ection of the American congress. It an
nounced that "Rear Admiral" Peary on tils
arihal in L.noon will be entertained by
the Royal Mcleili club.
A number of young n.cn are leaving
Nottinghamshire In order to eublifch a
new industry In the United Slates. They
make the bekt class of bju-e and si'k ties
motor scarfs, veils and this U-goods
whl.fa hae In the t-aat b.n sent In large
qualities from Nottingham lo America.
They are taking their hand frame ma
chines with them.
totton Mills tannin Low.
Owing to the restriction of the output In
the cotton trade, the majority of the mills
in tli Midlands are running abort time,
and some of them are closed, rendering
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CAMPANILE TOWER IP ACA1S
Collapsed Eight Yean Ago and Public
Opinion Demands Replacement.
OLD WILL BE REPRODUCED
Liana Heads la ftpandrll aad Capi
tals of Columns Are ew,
Although Following An
cient Specimens. "
BT CLF.MEXT J. BARRETT.
ROME, April 9. (Special to the publish
ers Press ) The Campanile of St. Marks
of Venice will be completed within a rar.
accoiding to reports Just received here. i
when the old Campanile of st. Mark's j
collapsed on juiy J. jhos, aner an
istence of 1.014 years, the general feeling,
at least among the people of Venice, was
that the tower must go up again.
The strength of the popular feeling a.'
recognized and interpreted by the town
council when it voted the reconstruction
of the Campanile "dove era e come era."
"where it was and as It was;" and it !
difficult not to rejoice at the triumph of
"the better vulgar," and to hope that, now
the tower is approaching completion, the
Justness of their view will be recognized.
The Intention was to reproduce the old
tower as faithfully as possible, both in
structure and in color. With that object
In view the bricks have been specinlly se
lected and laid aa In the original Cam
panile, the modeling of the windows and
the internal arrangement of inclined planes
have been preserved. The walls of the
outer shaft are six feet thick, and the in
terior of the tower presents a fine piece of
brick ccmstruction, almost Roman in Its
lmpresslveness. The design of the inner
shaft offers the only important structural
change which differentiates the new tower
from the old; for the sake of lightness the
rtr.nhle arch on each of the four sides has
I dnvU mran from I. T P f- !
to angle. The inner and outer snails are
bound together at each angle by iron rods,
running through the cement of which the
corner landing places are made, while the
pilasters at the angles of the inner Fhaft
ore similarly united by iron rods running
through the cement, which forms the basis
of the inclined plane.
The whole tower is i
thus solidly linked together, and, should it
ever fall again, it will not ait down gently,
as did the old tower, causing comparatively
little damage, but must inevitably fall in
one block, crushing whatever it touches.
Dlfflenlt Work at Hand.
The brick shaft was finished about four
months ago. and the more difficult part of
the reconstruction, the stonework of the
bell chamber, has now been reached; the
arcade of four arches on each side is all
but complete. The lions' head in the
spandrlla and the capitals of the columns
are new, though both have been faithfully
reproduced from surviving specimens of
their predecessors. . The two figures of
Justice which adorned the east and west
sides of the square attic, above the bell
chamber, are Intact and will be employed
when the reconstruction of the attic is
reached; the lions of St. Mark, which
originally occupied the center of the north
and south sides of the attic were defaced
during the French occupation of Venice,
but are to be restored to the modern Cam
panile. Unlike the Campanile, the Logetta is not
being rebuilt; though shattered by the fall
of the tower lis fragments were not ground
to powder and now, by a triumph of
patience, labor and Intelligence the grace
ful building Mas been pieced together and
Sanaovino's masterpiece will once more
decorsterthe base of the Campanile. The
same patient care has been bestowed on
Sansovlno's terra cotta gioup of the Ma
donna and Child with PL John, which oc
cupied the Interior of the loggetta. The
statue was reduced to a thousand frag
ments, but has been most successfully re
composed, with the unfortunate exception
of the St. John, which is past mending.
Worry Over ttueea'a Health.
Some concern is felt for the health of
Queen Elena. She has been suffering from
a severe sore throat and bronchial trouble,
which for a time threatened to develop into
pneumonia. Her majesty was obliged to
suspend all audiences. She seemed par
ticularly worried for fear she would not
be able to meet former President Roose
velt on his visit here. Her majesty Is very
anxious to meet the famous American.
GIRL CAUSES RIOT BECAUSE
SHE ELOPES WITH HER LOVER
Militia Is tailed Oal, bat Has No Ef
fect In qnletlaar the Mob,
Which Helps Her.
SOFIA. April . (Special to the Pub
lishers Press. I The elopement of a 15-
! year-old Moslem rlrl with
I s i 1 1 ia usm pri luus no I
trie crowd prevented the attempt, and mat
ters became so threatening that the troops
of the garrison were summoned. As the
crowd refused to disperse Genera) Pimltilef,
the military commander, ordered his men
to fire In the air. Thli merely had the
effect of enraging the crowd. Stones were
throwd and the general was struck twice.
The order was then given to fire at the
rlo;ers. with trie result that fifteen persons
were killed and a very large number were
wounded, some of them seriously. The
troop afte wards cleired the s!ieis. Me in
while the girl and her lov.tr had fled to
CRIME RAMPANT IN TRANSVAAL
Theft Is Looked 1 son na nn rrus
filishnsent Rather Than
JOHANNESBURG, April Special to
the Publishers Ptcss. The latest blue
book, which deals w.th the work of the
Transvaal I-a department, states that
there is an alarming Increase in crime, and
that thre have ren undetected c ine,
including twenty-seven murders, twenty
one cases of arton. twelve forgeries and 131
robberies, and over Z.9u0 people mure have
been admitted iato the prison tms year
than last, and the increase of crime among
natives ideopite education and religion) is
appalling. Theft here is looked upon rather,
by the natives, in the light of an accom
llibiavDt tiisn a crime.
CROWN I'lilXCE IS
LOSER IN STOCKS
Keir to Germany's Throne Stung by
an American Promoter of
HIS IMPERIAL FATHER PLEASED
Emperor Jollies the Prince About His
KAISER'S COUSIN TURNS MONK
prjnce Frederick Henry Seeks Solace
in Arms of Church.
HOW HIS MAJESTY WILL TRAVEL
I in '!-1 11 1 iiet-lnl Train lusts More
'I hu 11 a Million, lias Eleven ar
rlsaes and All Comforts
BY MALCOLM CLARKE.
BERLIN. April i. (Special to the Pub
lishers press. i The crown prime of (Jei
many if s.td. Ambitious to become a preal
financier like the late King Leopold of U.e
I'.elirtans. his roval highness took a I ttle
flyer in a wildcat American speculation, i
which promised big things and if he was in t
Wall street instead of Umler-dm-L hd n .
it might fairly he said he haJ been "stung.''
The worst of it letters which are alleged I
to have been written by the crov. n prince
to the man through whom he sought spec
ulative wealth and which were used in
court proceedings have be;ii cabled back to
Berlin. So the prince not only has had to
suffer the financial loss, but ills August
father, who is referred
to in the letters
as Big wmlHin. us en as nnju.'
about the court knows of his misfortune !
and those who are lug lily enough placed to j
venture it are huviiife; no little sport with.
the royal speculator. His advice is asked
on questions of finance and investment. I
particularly in regard to American secur-J
ities and in various other ways a "friendly"
interest In his misfortune is manifested.
The kaiser, who Is. enfamille, very fond
of teasing, has made it particularly pleas
ant for his venturesome son and has en
Joyed the discomfiture of his son highly.
It is a safe proposition to make that the
next man who proposes an American specu
lation to the crown prince will hear some
vigorous and unadorned German if noth
ing worse comes to him.
I understand that hs royal highness was
not alone in this venture, but quite a num
ber of the Berlin nobility also took flyers
and are correspondingly sad.
Prlneo Becomes a Monk.
The kaiser's -cousin. Prince Frederick
Henry of Prussia, has embraced Roman
Catholicism, has ceded bis entire fortune
to the Roman Catholic church, and has
entered an Italian monastery as a monk.
Prince Frederick Henry has had a remark
able career. A few years ago he w as exiled
by the kalfcer,' who ordered him never to
return home. After wandering about in
the southern countries he became sick at
heart and sought consolation in the Romiti
When -he Kaiser travels how, it will
be in the most luxurious private train In
The Impel iul tn,in cost nearly $1,000.0(10
erd occupied more than three years in
construction. Its eleven carriages, con
recied by conidois, include a study hung
with tapestry, a saloon upholstered In
white satin, a nur.je.-y, a reception room
adorned witn jnarble statuary, an oak
dining room, a kitchen and bedrooms for
several guests. A great many of the do
tails were planned by the emperor himself.
Stndy of Parcels Post.
Special agents of the United States gov
ernment are in Europe I understand mak
ing an exhaustive study of the parcels post
system in vogue pretty much all over
Europe. It Is understood the United States
contemplates adopting the system and be
fore a recommendation la made to con
gress the Postofflce department desires to
be fully informed as to how the business
is conducted here.
"The Village Countess," snid to be the
lirrt comic opera ever w ritten by a woman,
nas achieved sveeess at the Tha'ia theater.
lie composer is Kiau Rachel L nzi,"er,
u; i iilve of Anislei (iam. residing in Mer
lin. The plot is pointless, but tne music
tuneful tnroug'.ou-.. A couple of topical
numbers and thi inevitable waltz ballad
nut with a particularly enthusiastic re
ception. I nlversity of Berlin.
The Kecur and faculty of the University
of Berht. nave just ixsued invitations to
mai.y of the American universities and
colleges to send delegates to the Centen
nial celtbratlon to be held In Berlin on
October 10. 11 and 12 of this year.
It exp.-cted that this event will bring
to Berlin, one of the largest and most dis
tinguished gatherings of the world s -du-calori
and scientists ever seen. In addi
tion to the American institutions. Invita
tions have been issued to all the exchange
trofe.isors, whoi-ave been in Germany. Mr.
Theodore Rooecvelt is also invited and i
cxpevted lo make one of the principal ad
dresses. Mr. Andrew 1. White, formerly
American Arnbassadjr tu Germany; Tir.
Kllott, formcilv j rtsioent of Harvard uni
versity, and President Puller, have also
been asked to come.
In the spiing of next year Prof. Pr. Wil
helm Paszkowski of the University of
Berlin, who is well known in America, will
make another trip to America. He has
betn Invited to deliver a series of lecture
before the German society of New York on
'(jermsn Lift'- and "German Educational
and Sjclal Conditions." He will visit the
University of California as the guest of
Pi of. Benjamin lde Wheeler and lecture in
Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco.
Easiness Hnlldlnw Uresis In.
Official and social Berlin were shocked
when it was learned that in the most arltto
cralic portion of Wilheimxtrasse a new
bi'a'ness building of lars'e dimensions is to
be erected This is tiie street, extending
from I'nier d n Linden to Ihe Leipx.ger
strasse, on which mo..t of the iinptili.1 gov
ernment buildings and the residences of
the chancellor and other prominent persons
The i.ew building is to be erected at 7s
Wllhelmstrasse. immediately S-iuiti of the
palace of the imperial chancellor. The
ground was recently purchased by a syndi
cate, and the construction Is to begin
' "crt Iff
From the 'Washington ssar.
DUBLIN READY FOR VISITORS
Expects Thirty Thousand from Amer
ica During Summer.
DEATH CALLS TWO LEADING MEN
James O'Conner and Timothy Jlnr
rlngrton. Loan; Prominent In Irish
Politics, Pass Away Some
Irish News Notes.
BV THOMAS EMMETT. "
DUBLIN, April 9. (Special to the Pub
lishers' Press.) It Is now estimated . that.
not less than 30,000 -Irish-Americans will
make the pilgrimage to Ireland during the
coming summer and preparations are be
ing made to give them the time of their
lives. The first batch of pilgrims are looked
for early in May and they will be coming
right straight along until October.
"I don't think the invasion will over
crowd us," said one of the leading Dublin
hote proprietors to a representative the
other day. "Dublin is 'over-hotelled.' and
so is Killamey. I do not thing many rich
people w ill be taking part In the pilgrimage,
and the majority of visitors will stay with
The Hotel and Tourist association of Ire
land have recommended their members to
make a 10 per cent reduction in the ordinary
tariffs to those taking part in the pilgrim
age and this action probably will be taken.
Two Leading; Irishmen Dead.
The Irish party in the House of Commons
has lost two of the most active members
of the early days of the Nationalist move
ment by the death of Mr. James O'Connor
and Mr. Timothy Harrington, both of whom
went to Jail for their connection with
Fenianlsm. Mr. James O'Connor, though
not a conspiclous figure like Mr. Harring
ton, had even more exciting experiences
Born in Wlcklow, seventy-four years ago,
he was elected representative for the west
division of his native county in As a
young man. Mr. O'Connor was associated
with O'Donovan Rosfa and the other
Fenian leaders In the conduct of the Fenian
organ, the "Irish People," and in 18(55 he
shared the fate of those with whom he w as
politically associated, and was sentenced to
penal servitude for seven years. After his
release he was associated with Plgott, the
"Times" forger of later date, in the con
duct of the "Irishman" and other publica
tions and later Joined the staff of "United
Ireland," where he remained until forcible
possession was taken of the officers of the
paper by Parnell, when, for a brief period
after the split. It was run on anti-Parnelllte
lines. Mr. Harrington, who was born in
Cork in Isdl, is easily one of the
doughtiest of Parnell's lieutenants. Orig
inally a schoolmaster, lie commenced jour
nalism as editor and proprietor of the
"Kerry Sentinel." From Journalism to
! politics was a short step and while a
prisoner in Mulliger jail In 1SS3 he was
elected a member of Parliment for West
meath county, in which the jail is situated.
In IsSi Mr. Harrington was returned for
the Horbor dis'vlon of Dublin City, which
he represented until his death. As one of
Parnell's counsel he was a strong figure In
"The Times," Parnell commission, which
resulted in the exposure of the Pigott for-
i geriea. Mr. Harrington became proprietor
of "United Ireland." Parnell's organ, after
the death of his chief, and tie was also
prominently associated with the founding
of the "Irish Daily Independent." Three
times lord mayor of Dublin, he enjoyed
an unusual popularity in h'.s adopted city.
Veteran of Crimen.
Colonel Brodigan. who died recently at
Ms residence. Piltown. in the county of
Meath, was well known in Irish society
and related to many "county famili s."
He was one of the few remaining Irish
veterans of the Crimean war. Another
who mill remains is Colonel F. Korsier.
known for so many years, through so
many changis of government, as one of
the most courteous of the household offi
cials at Dublin castle.
Workmen employed at Derrylara. r.ear
Portadown, have dug up from a bog a
firkin of butter which must have been
buried for centuries. The butter is In a
(air slate of preservation.
' sr"r-ri . -- r -v
The Reception Committee.
Ready to Sec
Danes Not Surprised at Announcement
that Crjtr'i Government Will
ake the Motc.
BT ERIC GRUKDMARK.
COPENHAGEN, April . Special to the
Puhlifbers Press.) The. announcement that.
kussla . baa, decided to . practically . absorb
pinland. ca.uses,- no. surprjse .here., It has
teem deemed 'JjievJ table, . .nd. the,' success .of
the Finnish extremists in the. recent elec
tions has simply hastened the end.
While under the extension of the author
ity of the Duma over Finland will not at
once result In the doing away of all the
privileges of the duchy, this may follow in
Vase the extremists do as some of them
threaten lo resist the encroachment by
force of arms.
I understand that Russia is preparing to
deal promptly and mercilessly with any at
tempted uprising in Finland.
K in a On a Tonr.
The king of Sweden has left Stockholm
for the Riviera. He is to stay for a month
at the Cap Martin hotel. Hl majesty will
afterward proceed to Italy for a few
weeks, and about the middle of May will
probably pay a brief and strictly private
visit to London before returning to Sweden
for the summer. The queen of Sweden has
gone to Italy for the spring and is now ar
rived at Rome. Her majesty will take a
course of waters at Pranxerabad in June.
Another Princess Born.
All Sweden is rejoicing with the crown
prince and crown princess on the birth of
another daughter, their third child. These
young people are pe"rhaps the most popu
lar cf continental rojaltles. Their match
was a true love match, they are very
simple and democratic in their lives, doing
much quiet good among the people.
Another Martian Theory.
Dr. Arrhenius. the famous Swedish
scientist and Nobel prize-winner, pro
pounded, at a meeting pf the (Stockholm
Society of Physics, a new and curious
theory concerning the so-called canals in
Mars. He said that, as a consequence of
various changes, several parallel cracks
iiad been formed, which had gradually
been filled up with sand. This sand. Dr.
Arriunius argues, contains various salts,
which assume different colors, according
to the amount of dampness pe-meatlng
the soil of the planet at differtnt sea
sons. The "melilng tinow" often referred
to by writers on Marm is, says the doctor,
mer.-ly evaporation st the Martian Poles,
liurirg this evaluation the cracks assume
a darker hue, but become light in color
again when the temporary dampness bus
passed away. His theory, In. Airhenlus
believes, coinpleielv explains the reason
vihy the channels change color. The seas
in Mars he adds contain a large quantity
of sand, and are not very deep. Finally,
tiie lecturer stated that so far as his exper
iments went, the temier,uure of tiie planet
was too low to permit of the existence of
plants or any other organisms.
INDIANS USE NOVEL METHODS
Spread Pronaaandn kr Poem Printed
on the Kdae of Waist
CALCUTTA. April .-i-pec.al to the Pub
lishers Piess.) The Indian revolutionaries
take the most novel methods of spreading
their propaganda. The lieutenant governor
of Bengal has ordered the confiscation of
a quantity of dhotis (waist clolhsl having
on their borders a seditious Bengali poem
entitled "Farwell, Mother!"
The order was made under the powers
given by the new prets act.
Bis Loss from Coal strike.
MELBOURNE. April . (Special to the
Publishers Press I The Australian coal
strike, which is now at sn end. Issled
eighteen weeks. The loss in wages which
It entailed amounts to over fc.0O0.0Os. of
which the miners will have to bear three-quarUKai
ISWOLSRY SHOWS STRENGTH
Bussian Muster Astonishes Europe by
His Handling of Balkans.
CZAB TO BUILD A NEW PALACE
Will Tear Down On te Erect An
other Hark Finer Motorssan
w ins m Hero's Place 1st
t. Petersbr. v
I " BT . GEORGE FRA8EIV t
ST PETERSBURG., Apcll . .SpeclU .to
ihe'u Publishers' PrsV)2-Ther .'will be -no
r .!., ,4 Dn
war'ia the B.lian in'ije.near,f utore: 1
sian ' diplomacy ' has practically made
M. Iswolsky has not only won a high
place for himself., as a statesman of the
first rank,' bUt he has gained a high place
In the opinion. of the caar by the masterly
manner in which he has bandied this very
The reel danger points In this whole crisis
have been the ambition of Tsar Ferdinand
of Bulgaria to brine; about a greet Slav
confederation, which would take in not only
the Independent Balkan, but European
Turkey, and the most morbid desire of
Peter of Servla to secure greater recogni
tion for himself and to wipe out the bloody
stain on his title to the throne.
By calling these monarchs to St. Peters
burg M. Iswolsky has not only been able
to Impress upon them the absolute necessity
to keep the peace for the present, but ha
made It practically certain that a federa
tion of the Balkan states under the protec
tion and direction of Russia is to be the
next development in the near east.
The visits of Ferdinand of Bulgaria and
Peter of Servia to Constantinople will ce
ment the great work of Iswolsky.
ew Palnrr for the Czar,
It Is an interesting' fact that the tsar
has determined to pull down his palace at
Livadia, and in its stead to build a won
derful new one made entirely of the beau
tiful Balaklava stone, which, when pol
ished, resembles nothing so much as pure
amber. In the light, especially in the light
of sunset, this stone has a wondrously
fairy-like appearance, and the new pal
ace, which is to be completed in 1S12. will
be one of the wonders of the world.
The only part of the palace now standing
which is to remain is the chapel, which,
built In the early part of Uie last century,
is a masterpiece. This contains white
marble altar screen; but the gem of every
thing is the elegant marble cross, mounted
upon a pedestal of Crimea porphyry, which
was presented to Alexander II by the work
nun of Livadia as sn expression of their
gratitude in the emancipation of the serfs.
Csar In Great Uanaer.
The emperor recently escaped a great
danger. While he was driving on the
Nevsky Prospect a tramcar, traveling at a
j 1.1,11 laic i, . lli'v..' ii. vj i J v i .nil in iu
the Imperial carriage. Fortunately, the
! motorman of the iiamway did not lose his
head. He applied the brakes with such
j suddenness that he shattered every window
' in the car and csustd some slight injury to
In recognition of the presence of mind
shown by. the motorman the tsir sent htm
la sum of money. The news of this nsrrow
escspe cf the tssr caused considerable
sensation in St. Petersburg.
Family Row In Proarreaa.
Various hints hsvs been dropped recently
to the effect that serious domestic dif
ferences are agitating the Russian Imperial
family. There is undoubtedly a good deal
of truth in the suggestion that the tsar
has had cause to b; violently displeased
with the conduct of one of bis near rel
atives, and it is to be be 1 leveed in some
quarters that the courts of Europe will
shortly be In possess, on of the details of a
very painful stands'.
One result of this is that the Empress
Msrie has abandoned her intended visit to
Englsnd, and will not leave Russia until
she goes to Ienmark early in August. The
empress thinks It advisable to remain in
Russia in order that ber powerful Influence
may be personally exerted to overoome
difficulties and restore harmvov.
IS ABOVE DUEZ
His Stealings Only Aeoount (or
Part of the Kissing Church
ONE UNIQUE ROGUE IS FOUND
Martin Gautier, Who Knew a Good
NEW GROUNDS FOR A DIVORCE
Husband Presents in Court Text of
WRIGHTS PATENTS ARE INVALID
French W 111 Alleae thnt American Ins
ventors Allowed Their Mights to .
Lapse Throw ah Kale re to Ka
plolt Their Inventions.
BY PAUL VILL1ERS.
PARIS. April (Special to the Pub
lishers' Press.) That there are men higher
than Dues Involved in the scandalous mis
use of the funds secured from the seques
tration of church property is regarded a
certain snd thst a grest desl more thaa
the II.OOO.OOO made way with by Dues Is ua
accounted for is equally sure. Whether the
"men higher up" as you would say la
America will ever be uncovered and th
millions of mlsslno francs will ever be
recovered remains to be seen.
The property of the churches In Franco
was conservatively estimated at l.OTl.000,000
francs. Out of a total of 710 liquidations,
328 have been concluded, and show a credit
balance of 93.000,000 francs. Of this sum.
6,000,0(10 francs only have been handed Into
the treasury, snd 14.000,00 francs deposited
against claims, thus leaving 64,000.000 francs
unaccounted for. M. Dues confesses to
have misappropriated 30.000.000 francs, but
where are the other 54.000.000? That is a "
question all Paris is asking now.
Most Interesting; Rosroe.
One of the most Interesting figures the
huge scandal has so far developed Is Mar
tin Gautier. who was the confidential man
of Duel. The personality of the master
rogue bas lost Interest in comparison with
his remarkable aide, of whom all kinds of
strange stories are related. Pifbllc opinion
Is especially wroth at the orgies with Gau
tier is alleged to have instituted three
years ago in a former convent at Picpus.
where he fitted up rooms formerly used
for religious exercises with mirrors and
fountains. In tbe gardens women, by.
whom he was perpetually surrounded, used
to walk on summer evenings, it is alleged,
in gamy and diaphanous attire.
After the gossip of the neighbors hail
mads further residence at Picpus impos
sible, Gautier, It is alleged went to th
country', where ha leased a wonderful old
manor house at Chassy, with superb hunt
ing and game preserves..- Here he had n, .
succession of visitors. Life -at the manor
was such that' the servants would riot
stop, and sll kinds of stories were noon
circulating in th neighborhood, so that tha
owner of the manor finally gave his tenant'
notice. Gautier, It Is stated, then took a
rather dlllpidated castle at Parxy, which,
he was putting Into a state of repair with'
much outlay when he was arrested.
Exposnree to Ston.
The prediction is freely made by Pari
sians who are Inclined to be cynical that
the activity of the police wiil stop short
of the exposure of the men high In publlo
and business life who are believed to ba
back of Dues and to have profited even
more than he did by the manipulation of
Politicians are worried over the effect of
exposures on the general elections.
which are to be held early In May. That
the clericals will use them for all they are
worth In the provinces Is certain, and It
is regarded as not at all Improbable that
they will have an Important bearing on th
constitution of the next Chamber of Depu
ties. Prayer Grennd for Divorce.
Grounds for divorce are numerous undir
the French law. A new one has been
brought forward by a petitioning husband,
who produced in court a copy of a written
prayer discovered among papers belonging
to the respondent, his wife. The prayer la
addressed to a saint whose name Is not
very familiar, but who seems to have been
w ell known, to the lady, Saint Extermlnus.
The saint was not sought to exterminate
any one, but what the lady asked him lo
do was bad enough.
Great Saint Externilncs, I beseech you to
torment the soul and the mind of Madam
X. . residing in Paris, through the fiv
natural senses. Be she tormented and
obsessed with the yearning to leave her
husband. Amen. Great Saint Extermlnus.
I implore you to torment the spirit of th
husband of Madame X through the fiv
natural senses. Torment him so that h
may be unable to live without me. Sisep
lng let him dream only of me. Waking )o
him love only me. ' Let him leave his Wlf
and bring him to me, O great Saint Ex
Great Saint Extermlnus. I beseech you to
torment my husband's spirit through the
five natural senses. Let him be poesessei
by only one Ides to give me s handsome
allow snce. Grest and most powerful naint
Kxtermlnus. 1 beseech you to unite iu to
tne man 1 love. Amen.
The civil court will take s week to de
cide whether the wife's prsyer to Salat
Extermlnus is technically a "grave injury,
such ss to Justify a legal divorce beins;
granted to her husband.
Salt Asalnst the Wrights.
The action which the Syndicate General
de l'A elation Intends to bring against th
Wright bi others is based, says the Auto,
on the contention thst the Wrights hava
allowed their French patents to laps
through failure to exploit the invention In
France within three yesrs from the dste of
obtaining the patents. The court will als
be asked to cancel the ja07 Wright patents
for aeroplane Improvements on tbe ground
that the patents did not relate to new in
ventions. POCKET WIRELESStELEGRAPH.
Instrument May Be tarried and Oh
rater Mny Be (ailed from
MUNICH. April . (Special to th Pub
lishers Press.) Prof. Gerebotanl, a Munich
priest, bas invented a pocket wireless tele
graph apparatus. The machine is hardly
larger than th hand, and requires only on
"antenna." So equipped, the carrier of th
apparatus can be "called" from a central
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