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SIXTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 2 , 1887. NUMKEB 220 , '
THE ROBBERS' ' ROOST
The Legislative Lobby Eccruitcd by Ecp-
rcBcntativcs of EaSlroada and Syndicates.
ITALIAN GEORGE AND JOHN.
Thurston and Holdrogo in Command of the
FIGHTING THE OMAHA CHARTER.
Long Discussion in the Senate on the Bail-
road Commission Repeal.
A SENSATION IN THE HOUSE.
llonresontntlvo Crnno Introduces n
Ilcflolntlon Oonoiiiiclnu "One I'd-
wimt KoHOWfttcr , " IltittticMnt-
ProcccfllntiM ot the Hrnnto.
LiNroi.N , Neb. Feb. 1. iSpccial Telegram
to the HKK. I The matter of chief Impoi tanco
considered by the senate this mot n ing was
the adoption of the majority or minoilty re
port of the railroad committee on senate file
41 , which Is to repeal the state lailway
commission law Mr. Brown of Clay , In
dlsciibslng the mcarure , said : "lam not In
favor of an unconditional repeal of tills com
mission bill. I think 1 speak the sentiments
of probibly every senator on this lloor when
I say that the people of this state are demand
ing some legislation at our hands to protect
them from encroachments by the railroads of
this state. But I do nut think that a majority
of the people demand the unconditional re
peal of this commission system unless some
thing else Is given them. The convention of
the majority political party of this ntato de
clared against tlie unconditional repeal of
this law. I want It distinctly understood ,
HO far as I nm Individually concerned ,
1 have no personal Interest In this matter ,
but 1 do believe that the people aio In favor
of railway legislation but not in favor of the
repeal ol tills commission law. Thereloie 1
am In favor of the majority report. "
Mr. Ktekloy said : " 1 agieo with the gen
tleman that the people of this state expect
railway legislation , and 1 would also agree
with him In opposition to the repeal of this
law could I be convinced that theie is any
virtue In the board of commissioners , and
that It had to any extent answered the de
mand which brought it Into existence. It
has not accompli-lied any good commensu
rate with its cost to the people. Therefore I
am In favor of Its unconditional repeal , In
order that the held may bo left clear and that
needed legislation may better be voted after
Us repeal. "
Mr. Fuller said : " 1 wish to say as a mem
ber of that committee I was not present last
night I did not concur In Iho majority re
port , neltncr did I consent to the minority
report. 1 HIU in favor of allowing this com
mission law to remain as it is lor the present ,
nnd If during the session of this legislature
we can devise any railroad legislation to
nnlto with this bill and give to the people of
this state some proper and sensible legisla
tion , that Is what 1 wish to see done and I
am in favor of that. 1 think by leaving this
commission stand as It is until these other
bills have had consideration , wo can devise
some plan by which we can Improve that
bill. and 1 am In favor of
letting it remain as it is. But if
we cannot devise any means by which that
system may bo enforced to the advantage
and benehtof the people of tlio state , then I
am In favor of lepealing that law uncondi
tionally. But I think that I speak the senti
ment of the minority of that report , and
probably the whole committee , when 1 make
tlio expression that If wo can jiass any law in
conjunction or connection with the commis
sioner law as it now stands that ma > benclit
tlio people , then 1 am in fav01 of doing so.
Otheiwise , 1 am salishcd that thu people wish
tlio law repealed.1'
.Mr. Wolbach said : "Two years ago the
people of this stale decided at the ballot box
that they did not want tlie railroad commis
sion. They demanded the repeal of tlio law ,
and 1 favor the adoption ol the minority re-
Mr. Bobbins said that two jears had been
plenty of time for Mm commission to demon
strate Its iisi'tulness , but that it had been an
litter ( alhiio. The Idea of trimming tlie bill
up was designed to delay ralhoad legisla
tion. If delay was permitted now It would
obtain two v.ears hence. Ills people thought
that It the commission weio out ot Urn way
then some needed legislation could be en
acted , and he favored the adoption ot tlio
Mi. Sndl spoke in favor of the majority re-
poit at some length , after which it was dis
covered that the whole matter must , under
the rules , lay over until to-moriovv.
tilr. Sterling moved thai the mat
ter bo made a special order for 10 o'clock to
morrow morning , which was carried.
Alter leading a lew bills the
second time the senate passed senate
tiles 5 , 1' ' , 10 and i'J being the
bills recommended to pass jostcnlay In com
mittee of the whole and which were reviewed
In these dispatches. At half-past 11 thu
senate went into executive session to con-
bldor the appointment of Ueuben W. Hyers
as waiden ot tlio state penitentiary , the ser-
geant-at arms clearing the senate cham
ber. 1 understand there was considerable
opposition to the continuation of Iljers.
which springs from the lingering hope of
Nobes to again get the place , lljers was ,
howevei , continued by the senate. The ni > -
polntment of l > r. Julius licrth asvoterlnaiy
burgeon. W. 11. May as Ush commissioner ,
ana Itlciney , Johnson and Dutnard ,
as members of tlio live stock
commission were continued. The ap
pointment of Church Howe as a member
of the stale boa id lor univeislty and normal
schools was not confirmed and thn matter
trees over tor future consideration. The place
Is of little moment and devoid of dollars , but
Air. Majois and n few others , U Is
claimed , think It to the Interest of tlio public
welfare that Mr. Howe be not confirmed.
The senate took uress to II o'clock.
At 3 o'clock thu senate again went Into ex
ecutive session toconsidin the governor's ap
pointments which vvrru left over from the
morning session without action , namelj , the
mem UTS of the university and normal school
board. No dehnlto action was taken ,
The senate tnun went into committee of the
whole for consideration of senate bill No. &l ,
know n as the Omaha charter bill. Sections
1 and 'J were passed , but when it came to sec
tion , whleh provides that the major and
city council by ordinance , within one > ear
alter passage of the act , shall have power to
lix the corporate limits not to exceed an area
of thirty squaie miles. Mr. Colly raised a pro
longed howl against the passage of any such
provision , or in fact , the whole bill. He said
ho didn't think the city would die if the bill
didn't pass ; that tlio present city charter was
rushed through in just the same vvav as It
was now proi > sod to rush this bill through ,
and he would notsubmlt to It. An old ada ; o
said it was well to make haste slowly.
Ho proposed to have the bill carefully and
candidly considered by the senate. He said
he didn't piopos < > to ECO a bill pass thu senate
that Is simply a matter of Ijranny to a lorte
portion of the jn'ople. and a matter of rob-
tu'iy to tlio otht-i portion. The people of
Oiuuhu did not \\ant tlie senate to pass the
bill in its pifscnl shape. He did not propose
to be crowded ti | > on this bill w hen thn lead-
A. Ing men of Omaha had said to him that thu
ueopledid not want it.
' Mr , SchminKo asked him to name the
coding men of Omaha vvtin were protesting ,
nit thu gentleman from Gage adioltly evaded
his question , and of coursu refused to name
he half dozen paid railroad lobDj isls who
rcte helping UUu do c erjUilus possible to
dclny nctlon on the bill until a date too late
to pass It through both homes.
Mr. Colby asked the country members
what they thought of n law which would
give their city council potter to arbitrarily
attach any portion of the land within thirty
miles of the town , compelling tlie niitshlo
people to pay tnxcs on bonds already voted
After talking against time for n few mo
ments , Mr. Llnlnger called Mr. Colby's at
tention to the fact that the bill did not em
brace "thirty miles square , " but "thirty
square mile" , which was n district six mile *
long and live miles wide , but Mr. Colby
would not submit to the correction and con
tinued his harangue morn determined than
ever , staling that ho would withdraw his ob
jection It the gentleman from Douglas would
ngice to an amendment to annex Council
Mr. Llnlncersald that ho could not meet
any such argument of the pettifogging at
torney. He was a business man ami knew
ncthlnir about such shjstcrlng tactics , llo
said tlie gentleman from Gngt ! had Intimated
that the representatives of Doughs county
had cicated this bill , which was not true. It
was formed by committee of ilfteen icpro-
sonlntivo rltl/ens of Omaha , whom he named.
Thi ) bill was just as referred by that committee -
too to the Douglas delegation , with only a
few sections leit ouon for the delegation to
decide upon In Lincoln. Set I ion it , now
under discussion , was Just as referred to the
committee ot Ilfteen , and Mr Colbj's clients
sitting bark of him had not posted the sen.v-
toi pmpcrly. He was attacking the wrong
section. Ho had better stop and get better
Mi. Colby then declared that ho had been
Informed by rel able men fiom Omaha that
this bill was not as flamed by the committee
of litteen and \\as garbled by the delegation.
Mr. LInlncer lepllrd that nothing had been
changed except that which the committee
had left for them to decide upon. The bill
was just what the city wanted and Its welfare
and prosperity demanded. Ho did not think
tlie senate ought to submit to the h.uplntrs of
a railroad attorney who was talking with a
design of delaying the passage of the bill.
He asked the rallro.ul crowd to put their ob
jections In writing and state their points ,
when ho would meet them. The changes
made by the delegation wore all in the Inter
est of the laboring man , and not one of ttirm
dictated by corporations. Ho moved that
when the committee arise It report the bill
bark with recommendation Unit It be passed.
This brought the senator from ( ! ago to his
leet with another boistrous protest against
this passage of the bill without consldciatlon ,
and no commenced atiothei net speech ag.ilnst
time , when Mr. T/schuck rose to a point of
order and said Mr. Colby , Instead of talking
uuon the motion , was making another stump
Mr. Schminko said : "Oh let him talk.
He'll inn down sometime 1"
.Mr. Colby denied th.it he was attempting a
fitump speech , and moved that the further
consideration of the bill bo made a special
older for Thursday morning at 10 o'clock ,
which was tinally carried.
The senate then adjourned until 10 o'clock
NOTE ? .
The UIK : has a large audience In the senate
every morning. When the pages uut this
paper on the desks of tlie stitMimm all other
newspapers aic quickly thrown aside. 1
have yet to see a single senator reading an
Omaha Herald and don't believe they ever
look at It. Mr. Sehminko brought out an ex
pression of the senate with reference to the
estimation In which tlie Herald is held. The
senators cruelly laughed it down.
Mr. Boncsteel savs nothing and don't al
ways vote when his name Is called.
hver.vbody likes to hear Air. Schminko
talk. Ho talks straight to the point , and
there Is a vein of humor in his remarks ,
usually , which secures for him the attention
of the senate.
Nobody can accuse the secretary of the
senate with being oxtravagent with tlie sun-
piles voted tor the use of tlut body. The
press gang don't get a smell , whereas In past
sessions each reporter was given everything
foi his desk that a senator received , except
postage. Let this refreshing custom prevail
during this session. The dear people would
ceitainly not object.
Doing * In the HOIIHC.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 1 , [ Special Tele
gram to the BIK. : The bill irranting judges
of the supreme court clerical assistance ended
Its uncertain and straggling existence In the
house this morning. The enacting clause
was stricken out by a vote of 51 ayes. Then
a substitute , offered by Mr. CaUhvcll , who
has fought persistently for the bill , was
amended and gave rise to a lively debate.
During the discussion Mr. Kenney warned the
house it was getting too extravagant and al
though the state ot Nebraska wasnchit
would bo bankrupt 11 all the bills piopo ed by
members of tlie present legislature should be
Mr. New comer hit the gnsplngblll a conclud
ing Map bv moving to table the whole meas
ure and the motion prevailed by a vote ot 5J
a j es.
Standing committee repoits occupied
neaily the whole morning session. A largo
number of bills went recommended foi pas
sage , among them being : To establish a hos
pital for incurable insane ; to transfermoncy
Irom the univeisitv to the general fund ; to
nuthorbo the commissioner of public lands
and buildings to receive and caie for tlie
records of smvejsof the land ot Nebraska :
amending the legal fees or probate and
county judges ; piohlbitmg acqtiiienicnt of
land by aliens ; authori/ing the appointment
of commissioner ol deeds ; compelling cor
porations to lix the highest amount ol their
indebtedness or liability which shall
not exceed tvvo-thitds of the capi
tal stock ; providing for registration
ot judgments against counties ; giving benev
olent or seciet societies exemption liom cer
tain requirements : amending the act to pro
vide for the issuing and pajment of school
district boards ; to establish a Mate
not mal school at Aurora at n cost
ot t : > o,000 ; joint insolation proposing sub
mission ot an amendment to the constitution
to make the legislative term sixty da.vs and
the pay of members W a day ; to piovido as
sistance for county judges in counties be
tween 10.000 and i > ,000 inhabitants ; to pre
vent negotiation of bonds held as permanent
Nine bills were reported upon unfavor
ably. It Is understood that It is to be the
invariable courseol procedure of committees
to repoitnll hills with u recommendation tor
passage or adversely. The bill incorporating
the division ot Nebr.iska Sons ot
Veterans was passed. A joint resolution and
memorial lehiting to the de.ith ot John A.
Logan passed unanimously.
Tim letters received fioin United States
Senator Mandeison ielating to the Inter-
btatu commeueami Knevals land bills \vero
read. Itccess until ii p. in.
In the afternoon session of the house a
slight ripple was occasioned by the incscnta-
tion of the follow Ing resolution by Mr. Cr.uie
of Loup :
Whereas , There Is at the present tlnio an
undeniable and absolute demand by the people
ple ot thestate ; ol Nebraska that the present
legislature enact measures whereby limita
tions and restrictions shall bo made on coipo-
rat powers of this state ; ami
\VhereJ.s , Theiepiihlican party by Its plat
form and Us large majority in this legislature
accepts the responsibility of such enactments
to relieve the masses ; and
Whereas , This legislature has boon divided
on the leturniiuot its Illustrious statesman
to the United States senate , vv o rejoice In
being united on the principles he has pro-
mulRatpd. and to thlsenddeplore the manner
of abuse thislefislatuiolmssubtiilued thiougli
the press at the hands ot one Kdward Itoso-
water , as being uncalled for and unjust , and
Ids malignant falsehoods and cowardly In-
nuemloea have been tliinaln | factor in tnode-
fe.it of Senator 0.11. Van Wjck ; Iherefoie.
Heaved , That In the futuiu wo will ex
tend to his successor , Hon. A. S. Paddock ,
our united Mippnil , believing that with his
ripe experience and devotion to principle ho
will carry loiward the work so necessary for
the relief of tliuiicopln and place our joung
state in a proud position second to none in
Mr. Slater moved the adoption of the reso
lutions.Mr , Caldvvell seconded the motion.
Mr , Smv th oITered an amendment that the
words "Kihvaiu llos-evvater , " bo stricken out ,
ilo lorcihly expu'ssod it us his opinion that
the hoii-u ot thulo.itflaiuru should not sit as
a t'unsuv over the acts of any private Indi-
v IduaI , llo was In favor ot some portions of
the resolution , but it was evident what the
object ot its introduction was. Ho depre
cated such an attempt to cover a sinister pur
pose by it resolution which possessed merit.
.Mr. Horst said that the geutiment of the
resolution was that thu members1 of Uiu house
wcro united uiiou certain
there was nnv thine which would cau oan
tipathy between members It was thai lesolti-
tlon lt = olf.
Mr. Ageo moved the previous question and.
It was carried.
Mr. Mallard moved that the resolutions bo
laid on the table.
Mr. Aneo rose to n point of order , but his
point was not entertained by the chair.
The resolution was tabled by a standing
vote , -10 to SJ.
Indignation was perceptible on the lloor of
the house upon the presentation of the reso
lution , and a number of the members among
whom were air. Kusscll and Mr. Whltmore ,
expressed their displeasure personally
to the repiescntatlvo of the BI.K.
Speaker Hailan stated , privately * that
the mover of the resolution was never recog-
nl/ed by the chair , but that It was surrepti
tiously sent to the clerk , who read It suppos
ing that the mover was Mr. Nlchol , who had
just at that time been recognl/ed bj the chair
and who had sent up a resolution concerning
The first nctlon by the house In the after
noon was consideration ami adoption of
the following memorial olTeiedhy Mr. llorst :
To the Honorable , the Senate and House ot
Representatives of the United States :
Wheteas , It Is the sense of this bouso that
oxhtitu' circumstances ( femaiul the election
ot I'nlted Stales senatoi b > the people , there
fore , jour memorialists , the house of icpre-
setitatlvesot the state of Nebraska , respect
fully petition youi honorable bed } to submit
an amendment to the constitution of the
United .Slates providing lei the election of
United States semitois by a direct vote of the
A Hood of petitions from all parts of the
stato. praying for the passage 01 the bill pio-
ti'cllnc females iindcrclghtccn vears of age ,
weto received. These petitions an- the result
ot systematic work on the part of the
Woman's Clulstian association.
.Mr. Nichol introduced a joint resolution
nnd memorial favoring the bill before con
giess granting arrears of pensions to disabled
soldiers of the I.ito war.
. . sriii. niiiii's : IIOOM rou vtoitn.
I ho follow ing bills weio introduced , Mr.
ltusst.ll In the chair :
By Kelpei To provide for n geological sui-
\cv ot Nebraska.
Hy Schwab To locate and establish a state
normal school In the city of Fiemont , Dodge
county , Nebraska , and to provldn for receiv
ing a donation ot property therefore , nnd for
the purchase of leasehold and contract right
and Interest in said propeity and makoappro-
Hy Dempstei To ( i\ the amount of prop
erty a debtor , the head of a family about to
leave the state , shall have exempted.
Also To require attendance of all poisons
between the ages ot eight and fourteen years
at some public or private school or schools in
the state of Nebraska.
By Newcomer To Inflict corporal punish
ment upon peisons lound guilty ot wllo beat
ing.Uy Peters. To make all railroads in tills
state now constructed or hereafter to bo con
structed , public highways.
By 1'etcis. To amend section 1 of an act
to amend section 1 , Uatidot : ! the act to pro
hibit the catching ot game hsh in certain
cases. Also To establish a state normal
school at Albion , Nob. , and making an aiv-
propriatlon thnrolor. Also For the relict of
the village of Albion. Also Requiring tor-
clgn corpoiatlons to become corporations of
tliis state. Also To amend section 1M ! ,
chapter 10 , of the compiled statutes limiting
the Indebtedness of corporations. Also To
piovide for the construction ot some lorm of
automatic car company on all lailroads in
Hy Cole To appropriate the sum of 81,000
to bo used In piucurlng tuinituicand fixtures
for the completion , care and pre eivatlon ot
the records ot tlie adjutant general's llicc.
Uy Pemberton 1o regulate tlie sale of
lltiuor and to provide prescriptions therefor
by practicing physicians , and to provide
penalties for violation thercol , and to repeal
section iG ! , chapter 50 , complied statutes , lbS5 ,
Nebraska , and all acts Inconsistent with this
act.By Bowman To establish n board of
health , and to presetIbe its duties and pie
vide means for Its maintenance and to regu
late the practice ot medicine In the state of
By Sullivan Requiring foreign corpora
tions to become corporations of this state to
file their duties of incorporation with the
secretary of stile and Imposing certain con
ditions upon such corporations transacting
business in this stato.
By Jeaiy Appropriating money to aid In
the development ol the "Klmvvood coal mlno"
in Cass county , located In section 10 , town 10 ,
range 10 , cast of the ( Hh p. m.
By Sweet To establish a military code for
the state of Nebraska.
By Miller Relative to cancellation of in-
stnaiico policies by agents not representing
the company which issued the policies , and
to lia penalty lor violation thereof.
Bv McKcnua To require supervisors of
roads to destroy noxious and other weeds
growing upon the public roads.
By McCann To legalise the incorporation
of certain villages.
By Tieacy I'orthe protection of day la-
boreis and to establish a minimum price tor
By Miller To establish n state normal
sfhool at Loup City , Neb. , and making an
Reports weio received from committees
upon the bill Incorpoiatlng the Baptist Kdu-
cational society , and leganlingcontiact con
vict laboi. Upon recommendation ot the
committee the lust bill was passed to the
general hie. The report by the penitentiary
committee on the second bill iccommemls its
inssage with ceitaln amendments. It has
been concluded bv the committee that the
contract system should be continued for ten
j ears but that the manufactiito by convicts
of certain aitides which arc manufactured in
the state should bo prohibited.
IN COMMUTE , or mi ; WHOM : .
The house wont Into committee of the
whole , .Mi. Andiovvsof Bullalo in the chair ,
and leached conclusions lo ardlns the fol
lowing bills :
To amend the law rcgatdlng hedges ; rec-
onimcndnd foi passage.
Amending the lury law so that petit jurors
will not bu called upon until the court Is
ready to try cases ; recommended tor passage.
Amending the act to provide for the Is
suance and payment of school district bonds ;
recommended tor passage.
Memorialising congress to piss the Knevals
land bill , with an amendment including
Senator van Wyek's naiiioj recommended
To provide for warming ralhoad coaches
by steam ; enacting clatisu stricken out and
bill indefinitely postponed.
To piohlbit keeping ot bllliaid or pool
tables or cards 01 dlvlces for gambling in any
place where liquor is sold ; Indefinitely post
The discussion on both of these last two
bills was animated. Air. Caldvvell pro
nounced the car floating bill as entirety im
practicable , and said that It would place
upon rallaood companies n vast expense
which the people , dliectly or Indirectly ,
would be obliged to pay.
On the billiard table bill , Mr. Wiitmoro
declared that there was no use ot enacting a
law which public sentiment would not up
hold. The l.oiiso might as well meet Iho
question face to taco. This meisuru was In
tended to decrease the temptation to drink ,
perhaps , but it was of no value because pub
lic sentiment did not sustain It. Local op
tion was the only principle upon which pro-
vontlon ot the use of liquor was practicable.
' 1 ho iiioio laws which went enacted to only
IKI disregarded , the vvorso off the people and
the state government were.
The committee rose without completing ;
the list of bills before it , among which was
the bill to repeal the railway commission
law. 'IVero are now only sixbills1 ahead of
it on ihu general hlu and it docs not seem
probable that its consideration can bu de-
laved loneer than lo-moirow.
The huuso adjouined until to-morrow at
10 a. m.
The Railroad hobby.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Ft-b , 1. ( Special Telegram
to the BEE ] The jalhoad lobby Is hero In
lull force actively at work to defeat the
Omaha charter and other legislation that
clashes either with the Inturestb of the roads
or the schemes of land and lot rings and
syndicates In which the railroad managers
are silent or OIHJII partners , General
Manager lloldrfse , of the Burling
ton , Is on the ground with his
roustabouts and shysters ; the Union
1'acllie.b n close corporation. The Italian
hands of Thurston and Popplelon are mani
fest every where aud hltfh pressure Is being
brought ou the Union Pacific employes of the
Uftlegatiou to go back ou Uielr
plcdces to support the charter as a unit ,
Desperate efforts are belnc made to prevent
the abolition of the bogus ralhoad commis
Work of Committees.
LINCOLN , Neb. . Feb. l.-fSpecal ! Telegram
to the BIK. ] Iho committees of the house
held sessions to-night but only 0110 arrived at
a determination on bills worthy of mention.
The committee on claims will report In the
morning favorably on the following : Re
funding money to Columbus and Beatrice
which those cities paid for registration ot
bonds ; refunding money to Dlxon county
which that county paid citizens because of
Iho assessmeni of Illegal taxes ; allowing 511) )
each to papers which printed the coii'stitu-
tlonal amendments. The committee report
unlavorably on the claim of William Fulton ,
of Nebraska City. Agee's bill , Whltmoro's
bill and Kelper s ulll were discussed. Allen
JJootot Omaha appeared as a Representative
of HIP I armors Alliance , asking the passage
of Whltmore's. NO determination was
THI : sTooicai.YUK.ur.
DeiircsslnR Inlluniiuun TnUon Advun-
t to of Jly tlio lie-ill" ) .
Niw : YOIIK , Feb. 1. ( Special Telegram to
the UKK.I A sharp drop in French rentes
and a semi panic on the Paris bourse made a
very unsettled feeling on the London stock
exchange , which was increased by exagger
ated repoits regaullng the gieat New York
and vicinity strike. Immediately alter the
opening London began unloading her Amer
ican secmities , the selling of Lake Shore and
Louisville i\c \ Nashvlllu being especially
heavy. Traders took In the situation quickly
and a concerted raid was made on the whole
niaiket , which carried prices down 102 per
cent. Coal stocks arid trunk lines were sold
down on news that the strikes had assumed
more formidable aspects. It was feared that
the employ es of all roads centering at New
York and Jersey City would bo called out , in
which easy the transportation Interest ol the
country would bopaiali/.ed to an alarming
extent. There was no attempt to advance
the price ot anj thing. The low bull cliques
which still clung to their stock contented
themselves with bujlnc on a scale down.
Jersey Central was apparently pegged around
01 and Reading at 35 , although the pressure
of selling orders cairled both stocks below
the figures for a few mlnuUs. Late cables ,
however , brought news of a tinner feeling on
foreign exchanges. At iioin the market was
decidedly .stronger , the whole list having
rallied VW ( pur cent fiom the early
bieak. ' 1 lie lowest prices ot the day were
mndojust alter noon , when it was announced
that tlie freight handlers on both the Erie
and Pennsylvania load had struck. Beloro
tlie close , however , thoio was a good-si/od
rally , duo to covering by shoits. Tim situa
tion was , II anything ; , vvorso than atanv tlmu
since the market began to break , Inasmuch
ns the sti Ikes had assumed a much more
sei Ions aspect. S. V. Whlteand othcrstrong
parties bought moderate. lines of stocks and
encouraged their friends to buy. The mai-
kot closed til m , the bales for the dav aggre
gating about 00,000 shares.
MAU11IEO UY 1MIOXY.
Anarchist Spies nnd Van Ziiudt Joined
11 y n Justice.
CHICAGO , Feb. 1. It is announced that the
condemned anarchlst.August Splesand Miss
Nina Van Xandt wcro married by proxy on
Saturday evening. The marriage was per
formed by Justice Kuglehardt , Spies being
represented by his brother Henry. From the
justice's ofllco the bride went to the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Spies and there re
mained over night. Oontrary.to the general
impression Sheriff ! \DUsoa's \ order refusing
Miss Van Xandt adn - < slon to the jail did not
cause the couple tq abandon their project for
an instant. Assisted by relatives or Spies
Miss Van Xandt at once set about pre
paring for tlio marriage by proxy. .Justice
Knglehardt having denounced the result of
the anarchist trial the matter was placed In
his hands. After consulting the books the
justice decided that marriage ( jy proxy was
hindlnz and drew up a document which was
piesontcd to Spies tor Ills signature early
Saturday morning. The signature , witnessed
by several members ot the family , fully em-
poweied Henry W. Spies to act as principal
at the ceremony. He answered to the name
of August Vincent Theodora Spies , and
under that namn the mauiagu to Miss Van
Xandt was celebiated. Justice Knglehardt is
authority lor the statement thatthemairiage ,
as above related , was actmlly pei formed.
' 1 ho announcement of the mairlago was a
RIII prise to Shuilll Matson , who said ho
would not consider sncli a larco rt manlago
unless pionrmnccd so by competent legal
authoiity. He said the ceiemony would not
In any vvav alter Ills deteiminatlon to pre
vent .Miss Van Xandt from visiting Spies in
jail. Aetuil wives wore only admitted by
way ot courtesy.
Opinions from leading attorneys as to the
legality fif the mairiago by pioxv vary some
what. Nearly all ot thu lavvjcrs in the citv
are of the belief that ills illegal. Lconaid
Swett. senior counsel for Spies and his lellovv
anarchists , Is decidedly of that opinion.
Xelslor , another of the anarchist counsel ,
takes an opposite view and thinks the cere
AGAINST Tllli i'KNSIO.V.
AVIiy the Honso Committee Koports
MTR. liouan's 15111 Unfavorably.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. In Its adveiso re
port upon the senata blll granting a pension
to Mrs. Logan , the committee on invalid
pensions of the house says that should con-
gicss pass the bill and the picccdent set by It
should be cairled otit , It would Increase the
pension roll S.MS,00 ( | annually. In the ma-
jorltv of cases , as Irj this case , no leliof from
actual embarrassment or poverty would bo
afforded. It was well known that thousands
of poor and aged widows of brave
and worthy soulleis were denied
the pittance of 812 per 'month because
of their Inability to connect the death of
their husbands with their military service ,
while In this case no sort of claim was ad
vanced that the death ot ( leneral Logan was
attilbulablu to his military service. It was a
well known fact that Mrs. Loan was In
possession ot an ample estate , and while the
committee entertain the highest regard lor
her , botli on account of her big,1) character
and personal vvoith , as well as on account of
the bravo and gallant record of General Lo
gan as a hcildlor arJ his iiioful and spotless
record as a civilian , uiid statesman , they be
lieve that the passage of this and all similar
bills would bo In thn direc
tion ot building np In this
country an aristocracy contrary to
the very principles iif an equal government
for all. tor which Gcnmal Logan so gallantly
fought in war and so ably contended in
times of peace. A. similar report was pre
sented on the senate bill to increase tlu > pen
sion to the widow of General Frank Blair.
The republican members of tlio committee
also presented a minority report earnestly
iccommeiulin , ' the passage of the bill to pen
sion .Mrs. Lojan. The report , alter ipcltlng
the hrlllinnt career of General Loyan , says
that It Is reasonably certain that his death
was the direct result of his military seivlco
and that his transcending achievements
were voluntary contributions of his splendid
military genlu * . inspired by convictions of
duty and patriotic Impulses bcldom equaled
and never excelled.
lt AVliltiniin'H Tension.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1. In repotting favor
ably the bill to pension Walt Whitman at the
rate of ? ir ) per month , the house committee
on invalid pensions says the poet dedicated
himself during the war to unceasing care as
a volunteer nursoof our sick and wounded
soldiers , and his almost devotional ministra
tions were well known to the citizens of
Washington and the nation.
Advice Frqui Pemibj Ivanln.
IlAitHisni'iio , I'n. , Feb. 1. The house , last
night , adopted a concurrent lesolution re-
qiiestins ; Pennsylvania representatives and
senators in cougrois to give all possible as
sistance by their vide * and their Influence to
promote a proper scheme for siillicient de
fense of all our sen coast , and building of
such navy as will Le able to protect our fae -
purls in case o ! necessity ,
KXPFRITOTC IV IIYPX
LAI LulJlLiLMo lii lllll
Wonderful Feats Accomplished By the Noted
HOW A SUBJECT IS HANDLED.
The Results Accomplished Ijlkcty to
Cniiwc n Veritable Revolution In
Other Korean News.
Ir. Clmrcot's Snncc.
\Capyrialit \ KWbl/JdlilfS fJorrtoil
P.vin , Feb. 1. tNew York Herald Cable
Special to the Bii-Bv : | invitation ot Dr.
Clmrcot 1 was enabled to bo present on
Thinsday nt n sort of hj pnotlc experiment at
the Salpetrlere hospital , conducted by Dr.
Charcot himself , In the presence of a delega
tion from thu Socleto do Mcdeclno Legate ,
commissioned to examine Into the possibility
of an > one under In pnotlc Influence making
and signing a will. The experiment opens
up an entirely new lield of medical jurisptu-
deuce , and will cause a veritable lovolutlon
foi doctors and lawe"- Away ovcrbejond
thn Jardln dcs Mantes , at an early hour , in : x
long , led-tiled room , known as the
Salpetrleiu museum , tilled with cabinets con- *
talnlng anatomical specimens , curious photo
graphs and engravings hanging around
the walls , stands , with his back
toward a larco gas stove , the famous and
world renowned Dr. Charcotspecialist In all
nervous diseases and complications. Th °
scarlet loselto of an ofllccr of the legion of
honor alone thnnvs n bright nolo Into his
sombre mourning garb. He Keeps his hat enduring
during the seance , slightly pushing it from
his line brow when much Interested. Ur.
Bablnskl , the eminent doctors assistant
stands near by at n tiny oak table , upon
which there Is an electric battery. Placed on
the left hand sit the delegates of the medical
society above mentioned , among whom I
recognise Mm. Brouardol , ulottct , Danals-
son , Molliew , Herteloup and Mnltz do
Mangeas. On the right ar < " several students
nnd a happy faced priest , who was asked to
attend the seance. One or two medical as
sistants , with long white aprons on , como
and go , and the murmur ot voices ceases as
Dr. Charcot asks , in a full , modulated tone ,
why the "subject" has not vet appeared.
"She is dtesslng , " Is the reply.
"KllessonI : coquetts , " the doctor malici
Then a stout , healthy looking girl enters
the room , atlircd in a blue scrgo dress , vvitli
blue and red foulard waistcoat. She has
lar e , gray eyes , n common place face and
dark hair dressed in tlio latest fashion Into
which a largo , yellow toitolso shell pin Is
stuck. I noticed that all the subjects were
particularly given to head decorations and
TUB EXPKIilMKNT IICOINS.
'Ihis girl has not nu ovei-intelligcnt ex
pression of countenance. She sits in the
chair provided tor her. Dr. Charcot passes
his band for a moment In front other eyes.
She looks fixedly at his forefinger and In a
very few minutes becomes rigid. The c&ta-
leptio state Is attained. Then the doctor
takes a largo pin , and to prove the insensi
bility of the nerves in. the hypnotic state ,
runs It throvgh the upper part of the hand.
The girl dots not move , the eyes are wide
open , the eyelids never quivfr. Now Dr.
Babinski sets liar straight in the chair , as she
has a tendency tow aid tailing. Dr. Charcot
then rubs her forehead , closes and presses
upon her eyelids , and thus a higher degree of
rigidity Is produced. She is then told
to stand up , and with automatic still
ness she rises. Dr. Babinski thereupon
applies electricity to the muscles of the face
to show gestures corresponding to the ex-
prc.'Slon produced by the elcctilc shock. 1'c-
stasy , passion , terror , grief and disdain are
one after another produced with n soil of
mechanical precision , one curious phenome
non being the appearance of a smile on the
loft side ( Jt the face , while the right ox presses
prolound sorrow , teats rolling down the
clioeKs and splashing into the girl's heaving
While In this state the subject Is quite un
conscious , or supposed to b so , and It Is dur
ing this hypnotic peiiod that suggestion Is
most acute. It Is evident that the gill knous ,
or rather iindeistands , when she Is energet
ically told to do so or think a thing , and she
quietly does as she is bicidcn. For instance ,
Dr. Charcot insisted that .M. Brouardel
had a green parrot beak Instead of
an aquiline nose. The subject began by re
fusing to admit Dr. Cbarcot's assertion ,
which lie repeated several times with great
energy. Finally the girl entered into the
suggestion and began to lutigh Immoderately
each tlmo she looked toward M. Brouardcl's
M. Mottct then left his place and whispered
something to the piofcssor , who told the sub
ject veiy quietly that no , the doctor , had been
robbed of his gloves by M. Mottet. "Of
course , " continued ho , "I can't tell him I
know It. You must find ft way of getting
them out of his pocket and for that purpose
joii must make him quit his scat. "
Af first the girl said she could not do It ,
she didn't like to , etc. Finally sha promised
to get the gloves back. Walklii' , ' oncoor
twice mound .M. Mattel she said at last :
"I vvanl to show you the statues In the gar
den out of that window , " pointing to the
further one from us. "Comewith me. "
M. Mottel rose , accompanied her , and while
pointing out various beauties of the garden
she deftly plunged her hand into the gentle
man's coat nnd took the gloves , which shu
hid in her pocket and mysteriously HllppoJ
Into Dr. Charcot's hand when she thought no
one was looking.
The cxpciimcnt of sucgcsllngn photograph
of himself on a while card was next tried
with success by the doctor. After slightly
enforcing the suggestion and outlining tlio
head , arms and logs with his forolinger , thn
till positively Imagined that she held In her
hand a photograph of Uio protestor , which
she Immediately put In her pocket , but
which tlio doctor as quickly demanded back.
He then mailed an "II , " signifying haul ,
" " the card which
or "top , on ,
ho mixed In topsy-turvuy with
several others. The pack was tlien given lethe
the girl , and she was told to find Dr. Char-
cot's photograph among the others. She did
so and Immediately turned the card up the
rlghl way without heciiiK Ihe underside. The
doctor then passed the card around to show
that there had been no mistake.
The last suggestion was that of making
the liguro ol a rivulet on tlio bank * of
which flowers were blooming.
' Yes , " said the ghl , "I see the river and
the ( lowers , and what lovely paquerelles. "
With Hint shu stooped down and culled the
imaginary daisies. She then fold the doctor
thai she was going lo pull off the petals , and
then Immediately began , "llo lo\ci Juvts
mo not. "
"Ah , " said thodcctor , "you've done that
often , havon'l joul" '
"Oh , jc , " she replied naively , and you ? "
Koais of laughter , ol course , here broke
in , but the girl continued her quiet mien.
This ended number one experiment lr ,
Ch art ot , after a few passes , awokji her , Sue
was then a ked what she had been doing1 ,
and she replied , with an astonHicd look :
"Why , nothing. Can I go1
The alacrity with wh'cli they all make for
the door , once their pattls over , pioves that
sitting Is not a pleasant recuperation.
A CHANOK OK lUlUr.CT.
The next to bo called was quite a hand
some blonde , wearing , golden hair , pcrlectly
colftec , with puffs , cutlsand the above men.
tloned jel'ow ' comb. She had on powder
and a beauty sjxjt on her right cheek. Wilto-
niann Is her name , and her country Switzer
land. She U a line , strapping , handsome
girl , the last person In the world one would
Imagine to bo troubled with nerves. She
were a gray pelgnor vvitli n black front , but.
toned on each side , with tiny pearl buttons.
Dr. Clmrcot was quite right when ho ex
claimed : "Coiniuo elles soul coquettes. "
Once In the h > pnotlc state she stood croot ,
On Dr. Babinski applying two small
Instruments conveilng the electric current to
Miss Wlttcmann's cheeks , just above- the
corner of her mouth , she Immediately smiled
and raised her ptrfect arms and hands as
though quito enchanted. The battery was
then applied to the evebrows , a frown and
an anmy gesture following. Next , when the
curreni was passed through the muscles of
the chin , a commanding expression was ob
tained , thu Index of the right hand pointing
to the lloor with n dramatic gesture as though
she had said authoritatively : " 1 demand that
It shall bo done. " Another experiment ot
theft WHS gone through , Dr. DablnsKl being
taken to the end of the room by Miss Wltto-
mann under the pica that she had something
In her eye and would ho take It oiil ? During
the operation she whipped a clear case out of
the doctor's bioast pocket with alacrity.
A Niw : I'ATIT.NT.
The third subject was not of much value.
She was now ; her expressions and gestures
wcro unfinished , and she positively rotuscd
In the cataleptic state to recognl/o that M.
Brouardol's nose was nn elephant's trunk.
Dr. Charcot did not think there was much to
be done with the "duchess , " as he called her ,
although one curious experiment consisted
In paralyzing her right nrm by .suggestion.
Dr. Charcot told her her rleht arm was quite
insensible and that she could not move It ,
She Immediately proved the contrary
by swaying to nnd fro. " 1 tell
jou jou cannot niovo your arm , "
the doctor rather angrily replied. The girl
then tried to move her arm and failed. By
the working of her lace one could FCC that shu
was lighting against hypnotic Influence , but
was obliged to succumb to a stubborn will.
The doctor then passed his hand over her
arm and gald : "Now move your arm. "
" 1 can't , " she replied.
"Yes , .v on can , " said the doctor , and she
raised her arm Immediately.
LAST AND .MOST succnssruu
Thu last subject , and tlio most Interesting
one for the legal authorities , was a little ,
dark , Intelligent girl of nineteen , named
Thercse ( itoir/ard , who , after having been
put to sleep , was commanded to sign a paper.
An astonishing fact Is the apparent lucidity
of Iho brain under hypnotic influence. When
told to write , Thercsp , a thorough gamine do
Paris , exclaimed : "Oh , yes , 1 know. You'll
make mo write that I received 10,000 francs
from somebody , and 1 shan't see a sou of It. "
"Write , " Eald Dr. Clmrcot.
"No , 1 wont , " replied the girl.
"Yes , you will , " coaxed the Illustrious
medical man , nnd she wrote : "I acknowledge
having received from Dr. Brouardel the sum
of SO francs. Signed , Thoroso Gronzard. "
Then followed thn date.
This experiment proved to the satisfaction
of the delegation ot thu Societv do Medlcalo
Legato that It is not impossible to Influence
old and weak minded persons lo sign unjust
Thcrcso Grcnzard , on being drawn Irom
the magnetic sleep , had no consciousness ot
having written anything. The piper was
passed round. The wilting was perfectly
legible , clear and In no way dlllcrcnt from
Thcrpso'.s handwriting when the girl was In
a perfectly normal state , Thus ended one of
the most Important and sensational ol scien
tific ex-petiments that liavopeihaps ever been
witnessed In Paris.
OIIUUCJIIIjlYS l\TliST SIMOUCIl.
Opinions Concerning It Gathered
J'Ynni VarlotiH Sources.
[ Cnmittuhl 1SS7hu J < imcn Clinilnu llcnnrtl. ' ]
LONDON , Feb. ] . | New York Herald
Cable Special to the Bir. : | This afternoon
and evening I took , as It were , a census ot
opinions about Loid Itandolph ChuichiU's
last speech in the house and lobby and In
weial of the political clubs. Ilveijbody
whom I mol , allhough dilleilng In other
essentials , agreed that Churchill's Iclntot
answering Biadlaugh In order to hammer
a platform for n new paity ; his
playing the role of the candid friend ; his
turning ills knowledge of quondam friends
against them ; his one word to the benches to
Ills two wonls foi the gallery , and hisscttlng
up his opinions against the assumed wisdom
of two great pardics , wcie each and all skill
fully done Ingenuously coveted. It was
likeuKo agreed that ho had on thu whole
pleased neither the ministerialists , tlie liberal-
unionists , or the liish-natlonallsts , although
ho had delighted each In turn with the lilts he
mule. 1 found at the clubs affected by radicals
thai Iho Hariinglon paily was already called
the 'ciulch party , " None doubted that this
speech was a declaration of Independence.
When 1 asked about Chuichlll'H following , It
was gcncrall ) agieed that It was too eaily to
tell thu extent ol it or who would join It.
"But ho will have moie folloueis to begin
with ngaln Ihan ho lefl oil with when ho
and his party ( ought their way Into the lirst
Salisbury cabinet , " vuis unanimously con
bald nn Influential St. JOIIHB lory , well re
garded everywheie : "Itandy discovered the
tlmo was at hand when theio would bu no
Gladstone , and therefore noGladstonlanlsm
In public atlairs , and thai when that time
comes all the so called conservatives and all
the true liberals in the countiy will combine
ngaiiiBl the new socialistic-radicalism. v\ \ hen
lie looked at the men who would then work
together thu Haitlngtons , Salisbur > s ,
Derbys , Goschcns , etc. ho did not exactly
see v\hero his place would be. To bo any
where heard and to be a chief ho could not
expect unless ho made a party for himself ,
He thought that In duo tlmo Chambeilaln
or Labouclieio would bo at the
helm of radicalism ; that ho could not
bo the head of a combined party
that opposed radicalism , bill could disrupt
both pailies with the piogrammo ol demo
cratic torj Ism. When he found It Impossible ,
after various elforts , lo be.'ln work In Iho
present cabinet , ho went out to be In it as a
An advancc.l liberal member of parliament ,
on being asked lo give his opinion on
Chuichlli's position , answered : "Wait and
watch thu kind of division that follows his
first amendment us to tin Ift and peace. It Is
a mistake to think that ho is an imitator of
Disraeli. Ilo rather remembers how Wai-
pole , then Fox , next ( Jioj and Peel decided
that nothing was so foolish as for a
trading nation tonuy and sell war. 'KaudyV
prcscnl cries ot peace , retrenchment
tAiil reform will gather other cries , and thov
will all grow ] > ouular with the masses. He
knows there must be a new election befoie
long and that thu younger Is unpreculci.U
etlly large In the present house , 'lucre are
eighteen members of parliament under thirty
years of ago and thlrlj-four between that sntl
thirty-five years. Many of thco are rcstivo
to old tory traditions and M to tholr own
future amid the progress maJo by what Is al
most universal sulTraKi\ "
Mr. Joseph Cow en , the Inta rndleal mom *
ber of parliament , Is reported to-day to hnvo
given this as the present status of Churchill :
"Ho Is out with Iho torles In ninny thing's
but not In with the liberals nor ( ho national
ists In n great ninny thing * * "
The member of paillament who edits the
1'cho ays this evening , and It Is an Idea
largely shared of late v. ears by Kngllshmoti :
"Lord Itandolph's policy Is very much the
policy which Is nt the present tlmo nnd has
over been the policy of the United States.
The great lepuhlle has a smaller army than
the most Insignificant of Kuropean powers ,
nnd Its navy Is beneath all criticism. But
what power Is there on Iho fnco of the o.utli
that would not think often nnd think long bo-
tore \entuiing to Insult , much less attack ,
the I'lilted Slntes. They do not waste their
millions nnd their manhood in maintaining
hugo armies and costly lleets. They reserve
their stiength for the time when It la needed
and so should wo do. But we can do that It
wu follow llielr wlso example and avoid , as
I , old Randolph Chuichlll would have It
avoided , all unnecessary entanglement nuil
Chaplin nddrosoed n thin house. The house
was thin to-night when It listened to Mr.
Chaplin , who has been n personal foe of.
Churchill's ' for ninny months. They do not
sponk when they pass by nttho Cnrlton club.
although thcio Is ifo truth in the repoit ca
bled ton Now Yoik paper n fortnight ngo
that thcro was nny rccontro hero between
them. Chaplin was evidently nettled by
ChuichiU's absence , which , of course , was
Ill-natured , nnd his missed line points la
xo IN MIOOCIAN.
A YlRorniiH Protest From Htcnmahlp
I'nsRuticcrs on the lOvll.
[ Con/rioM li > S7bu Jiiines Uimiori llcnnrtt. ]
LONDON. Feb. 1. [ New Yoik Herald Cnbla
Special to Uio BKI : . ] 1 have heard In
various quarters lately that great complaints
are being made against the Incrcaso of gam
bling upon the tians-Atlautlc steamers , which
complaints took strong form this morning
when n caid on the subject , signed by thir
teen passengers , appeared in the Times. It
reads as lollows :
"Tliu undersigned passengers by the Um <
brla consider that their rights have been on <
cioachcd upon by the noisy scenes wilntssed
upon the passage , and that not to ralso q
hand to protest against tlio gambling nnd In
temperance now so general on ocean steam
ers would be In n measure to sanction Its ex- ,
istence. It tlie smoking room Is to bo t
gambling hell , it should he labeled as such , f
so that all sending younger members of theli
families by these steamers may know how to
Known gamblers habitually traverse tha
Atlantic to decoy the unwary. Two In <
stances occurred on luo Inlo trip , and a dlro I
effect was produced. One young man of ro '
spcctablc appearance was Induced by a nun
who has reaped n rich harvest to risk hla
money on the chance of cards and throw ot
dice. Ho lost all and borrowed. Brooding
over his troubles nnd Induced to drink by hla
companions , lie decided to jump overboard
and was saved by n mcro chauco. Ho was
Immediately placed under arrest and a keeper
was kept over him nt night. A ,
lady nnd gentleman wcro disturbed
by the fear of murder over gambling dis
putes. It this company is to sustain Uio
high reputation thay have nlmady gained
they should put an end to this stnteof things.
Tno onus rests with them of keeping order
and not the passengers. 1 gather from the
inquiries 1 have made hero that this evil
exists on all the passenger lines that ply be
tween Kuropo and the United States. Possi
bly the rule which oxlsls on many ot the
English steamers golni : to Asia and Australia
might bo enforced on the trans-Atlantlo
steamers , namely , that all gambling should
be lorbhlden on boaid.
AN UNSUCCKSHKirij STUIKK.
Iterhn I'rintors Downed In n
AVHh 13nu loycrfl.
[ Cojij/rfu/it / / ( jt/Jiiniai ( Ionian Jtcnnctt.l
BIHI.IN : , Feb. 1 , | Novvollc Herald Cable
Special to the Bir.J : A .short , shaip stniK-
glu between a number of Berlin compositors
and the propiielois of several laro printing ;
establishments began thioe days ago and
ended In the defeat of thu woiklngmun. Ou
Fndaj the men ingagcd at Krause's printing
house fell out vvitli theii employer , who had
demiined to cJitaln wage clauses Insisted
upon bv the Deutschcr huchduiuKor vcreln ,
ono of the most now ei I ill and best or-
g.mi/cd labor associations In Germany.
Hen Krause , who is ii membsr
of the Mister Printers' Defense league
foi mid last October , appealed to his fol
low emplojees to enable him to go on print
ing several newspapers. In response Uerr
Biiclienstein nnd other Important printing
house owners lent him thu compositois ho
needed. ' 1 he v were in llielr turn suddenly
left in the lurch , although thoii inun were
under foi mal contract for the current year ,
nnd as I am assured by the employers , wcro
In most cases pit-sod not to btillco without
giving notice. Neaily 150 compositors struck
at liuchenstcln'rt , wheio Iho Boersen Courier
nnd several other Berlin papers aio printed.
Altogether thu numbei ot strikers amounted
to about tluee hundied. With few
exceptions nil the men have been H placed by
compositors not Incoiiioiatcd In Iho union.
The suike IsicgardoJ as a triumph over Iho
refiactoiy vvoikmon by Iho masters. This
is thu Hist chance thu misteis have had la
test thu ellicncy ot their defense orgnnl/utlon.
Reprisals aio likely to follow. Thu union
has about 8'JOO,00 Jnvallnblu lor stiil.cs , which
Is thought n great deal here , and musters
roughly Kl.OOQ members.
More Wnr Tulle.
Bniii.i.v , Feb. 1. The Cologne Gn/etto , In
an article headed "Aio the War Appmhon-
slons .Instilled'/ ' ' points out that France la
pieparlng to form In the shortest tlmo pos
sible In tlieeventof vvnrln Uio spi Ing llm stra
tegical line which she delajcd forming In
IrtTO. Germany must thercfoio take needful
counter nieasiiies 01 summon France to re-
ducu her frontiei gairlsons. The Gnzelto
linlhcr annoiin 'id that the government will
take the mccssar ) stopto prevent
Alsacu-l.oiralno fiom being overrun Dy
Flench troops immediately after n declar
ation of war. Thu Berlin Taublatl conQtms
the annouiuemcnt of lliu calling out of thu
reserves and says that the drilling of men
will bo bi'gun In thu wesloin provinces. A
dispatch Irom Paris to the Pestiicr Lloyd
Bajs : "Piesldcnt Giovy nnd Premier Gob
let uro making supei human efforts to pre
vent an outbieal , ol war. " The Berlin Post's
article jcsterday on the situation In Franco
has produced a profound sensation ; through
out Km ope. _
The runic In Iloillu.
BIUIIN , Fi-h. 1. On thu boorso to-day
Ihcro was n lot.il collapse of prices. Ailvkex
Irom Pans and \ toiina caused Intense ox-
cltement. 1'iussian cnihols lell 1 per cent ,
liu'lan P pci c-nt. liussian Mi per cent , ana
i M i elites U per cunt.
'H Cabinet Me < ! llnr ,
WASIIINUIOS , Feb. 1. The cabinet meetIng -
Ing to day was attended by all the members.
One of tlie princip il topics of discussion was
tlie Hawaiian tie.it > and Iho am ndmunt
made to it In tin ; senate Cuiuraiy to tx | > ( c <
tatioiis the inlci ttate ( .om.ueicu bill was nit
taken up fui consideration.
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