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Scenes of Horror Depicted By Eefugees
Prom the Shaken District.
People Who Thoucht the Angel Gabriel
Had Blown His Final Blast.
Views of Oatholio Officials on the Situation
in America ,
Supporters nfllin CJovernincnt Parly
In Oerinnny Dcclnrc 1'enco Cer
tain Kor One V'onr A Sun-
tiny Socl.illstlc Dciiionstrn-
tlon In I ondon.
More nnrtlHiitnkc Talcs.
iroij/r/u/it / 1W7lJ / < iinfn Ounlnn Itcnnttt.\ \
HOMI : , Feb. 20. [ New York Herald
Cable-Special to the UKK. | A few fu
gitives trom Nice and Cannes are arriving
here. The Hlvlora earthquakes have sent
foreigners scuttling , however , northward to
Paris , Milan and Germany. Hardly any
Americans have thought It prudent to come
south. I drove to several favorite American
rcsoits here to-day but only found two who
were present when the earthquakes took
place. Among tno number was Colonel T.
Ash , of California , a friend of Mr. John W.
Muckay. Ho had just onlvcd trom Nice.
"It was a few minutes to 0 , " said he ,
"when 1 felt the first shock. L was In bed at
the time , on the third floor , In a room of the
Hotel iln France. 1 heard men and women
all around me. The scieams seemed to be
half suppressed , as If those who gave utter
niico to them could not get their sound out
properly. Then I heard people rushing out
of their rooms onto the landings. They
were all In their night gowns. Of
course I did not get up , for wo
Califomlans are somewhat used to
earthquakes. I turned round on my side
nml waited for , as It seemed to me , the best
part of a minute , till the house lighted Itself.
The vibration ceased but the commotion was
so great that It lltctally made mo sick. The
shock was far greater than any i had pre
viously known even at San Francisco In lS.Vj ,
where an earthquake occurred as 1 was play
ing billiards In a hotel one day with Colonel
Floyd , i lay still and watched my field
glasses fall down , but I was not hint. When
I went out I saw crowds ot people
Diul station. That night hundreds slept In
bathing machines. 1 came on to Geneva the
next day with a lady and somu gentleman
from Columbia. We were almost the only
passentiers. At thu station I saw the Prin
cess Colona and Colonel Huntcrford , with
whom , a few days before , I had been pelting
the carnival folk with confectl. The
princess behaved very plucklly. Her
eyes flashed when I asked , her If she was
frightened , and she replied , ' .Not in the
least. ' The prince was a bit nervous about
his wife , which Is only natural , as she Is In a
very Interesting condition. Ttiuy have since
left for Paris. "
1 also chatted with Theodora Friedemburc ,
tlio well known cornier , who was also at
Ulco during the earthquake.
"I don't want to bo in another like it , ' :
said hn. "I was not frightened , but I felt a ;
if 1 were on boaid ship. The vlbiatlon wa !
so Intense I have not yet lost the sensation
of the shock. It was at about a
quarter to 0 that the first shock-
awoke mo. It seemed to last about
twenty seconds. Onu of my candlesticks
fell ciashlne , another blld , or rather walked ,
slowly from ono end of the chest of drawers
to the othei and toppled over. Theru was a
stampede In tint hotel of women yelling and
men L'loanlng. Out they all came
"They were just scared , I can tell jou. All
the people In the streets walked about , pale
as ghosts , and talked with bated breath.
Thousands lett for Paris , at once , among
them a Mexican milllonalic , who , they say ,
paid 810,000 for n special train. He fairly
bolted , leaving his servants and traps behind
him. "
These earthquakes have rather damped thu
lioman season , and numbers of Ameilcans ,
who coming to Koine for F.aster will
stay away.
A MoHt Ilranintiu Kxpcrloncc.
ICnpi/rfi/M JSS7 bu JnincH Gmilon llcnnett. }
PAIIIS ( via Haivo ) , Feb. 30. [ Now York
Herald Cable Special to the HKK. ] Among
U thu earthquake icfugees , none have
had more dramatic experiences to iclatu than
Mr" . Hubert L. Cuitlng , jr. , wfio arrived
to-day from .Nice. Sio ! was staying at thu
Giand hotel , on the third floor , her rooms
( routing thu east and south. .Mrs , Cutting
had been one of the leaders of fashion during
thu carnival , ami her caulairu was onu of thn
most admired duilni ; the calvalrado on Mon
day. 1 found her to-day lying on a sofa In a
crimson dros-sing gown of silk and wool.
She was very bright and cheerful but still inn
n wtalo of nervous excitement , having suf
fered gieatlyfrom sleeplessness , which was
but llttlo relieved by anodynes. She states
that slio was awakened by a gieat shock ,
Thu tlrst thing of which she became
conscious was the falllni : of a
largo screen of eight panels closely
followed by a fall of plaster and wood from
the cellinir. Luckily thu mosquito net over
the bed was stroni ; enough to protect her.
She was tossed from onu side of her bed
against thu wall and then thrown on the
floor. To usu her own expression she
Kunhlng to the door ot her room , she tried
the handle , but the door was jammed. She
next tried her sitting room door , climbing
over thu furniture ot the room , whlch was
scattered In all directions. That twin : : also
jammed , and realising her terrible Imprison
ment , she screamed with all her might , until
die heard a gentleman next door say ; "For
( icxl's sake , come out ; there's been an earth-
quaku and the hotel U falling down. "
Shortly afterward some gentleman In thu
corridor bioko In the door , and she escaped
Into the corridor with nothing on but her
night dress , not oven taking time to put on
her stockings. On the tirst floor landing she
found about a hundred persons In a similar
Etatoof undress crowding the stairs. She
was assisted dovv n by a gentleman , who com
plimented her on her courage , but on reach
ing the square
On recovering she remained In the open
uh til ! half past 8 , when , being somewhat re
covered she went up to her room to obtain
cJothlug.- She drcssivl herself hurriedly , and
then remembered her diamonds , which , on
the first hurried exit , she had forcotten.
Just as she grasped them < ID her
, band another shock'came. . She dropped
tlio tbag containing the diamonds
rushed down stairs , leaving thn jewelry
behind her. She was fortunately able to hire
a closed carriage , In which she bivouacked
until she got aw ay from Nice. On arriving
to-day In Paris site obtained medical advice
and was warned that there was greAt danger
of paralysis. During the whole time of her
narrative her nervous twitching showed
clearly that her danger was anything but
Imaginary. As soon as she Is sufficiently
rested she Intends to go to London to take
other advice. In any caso. It w ill be long be
fore she is restored to health.
More Shocks Felt.
HOME , Feb. 20. Three more shocks of
earthquake were feltatTorll , In the province
of Campobasa , yesterday. Thn bodies
of twenty-four persons killed by
the earthquake Wednesday have been liken
from the Kilns In Dlano-Marlno , and It is
known that 104 are > ut under the fallen
buildings. Almost the entire population of
Dlano-Marlno arc encamped on .tho sea
shore. 'llueo hundred communes were
visited by the earthquake. As jet thu re-
reports of the casnalltlcs have been iccelved
from but sixty. The pope has sent § J,000
for the relief of thosulfeiers.
It Still ti.iultcs Croat Attention nt
( Cojit/7 lylii JiJv tin James Gordon /Jcimclt. ]
Hovn : , Feb. 20. [ Now Yoik Herald Cable
Special to thu BnK.j The labor question Is
glvlnc Homo plenty ot food for teltectlon
just now. The pope seems fully allvo to Its
mportancc and is studj Ing It , If not with an
altogether .scientific mind , at least with sin
cere and earnest Impartiality. It would bo a
mlstnuu to suppose that even the
question of organlz Uiun of the
American Knights of I nbor has
been ptejudlced In Homo. All thu prelates
with whom 1 have had occasion to discuss the
matter have shown a great wish to civo It
fair consideration. If thu church has any
bias at all. 1 am Inclined to think it Is In
favor of the wuikltigtnan An eminent
Koinnn prelate who has made special
study of the labor question lias
favored 1110 with his views on the su'jjoct. 1
have icason to think they embody the pres
ent opinion of those who will eventually do-
cidc what attitudu thu chinch shall aclop
towards American labor societies. He frankly
admitted that woiklngmen find
MUCH CAUM : ro innr.i. ;
against their present position , lie did not
marvel at their dritting Into socialism , but ho
thought they did not fully grasu all Miles of.
the problem , and were over prone to listen to
the teachings of demagogues.
"The church is not socialistic , " he said ,
"but is anxious to examine and probe the
facts. It Is doing so very conscientiously ,
but it may bu some considerable time befoio
it comes to the decision. With regard to the
Knights of Labor , ion cannot settle this
matter on ordinary lines. Strictly speaking ,
of course , the worklnuimm is only entitled
to the money for which he contracts to do his
workbut wo see woiklngmenaru really often
oppressed by the capitalists. We would lain
introduced Into the discussion , irrespective
of Catholicism or Protestantism. "
"I fancy , " said I , "that thu workingman
will bo more ready to agree with you than
tlio capitalists. "
"I dare say , " concluded the prelate , "but
possibly in that case it mialit bo well to bring
a tittle legality to bear upon the capitalists. "
It may he doubted whether Cardinal Tas-
chereairs journey has shaken his opinion in
regard to the Knights of Labor. He still
seems to consider them
Few Homan ecclesiastics probably have a
very piofound knowledga of the ins and outset
ot the social question in America. Indued.
the fact is frankly admitted , but thu highest
dignitaries of the church aio ready to bu en
lightened and willing to help thu woiklng
classes against thu tyranny of the monopolist
if they can do so without injury
to Catholicism , I am assured that no news
of Dr. McGIynn has reached thu piopaganda
this week , but It is still hoped and believed
that when his health allows he will come to
Home. According to Homan ecclesiastics
the point at issue Is not whether Dr. Mc-
Glynn's views are right or wrong , but
whether he should assume thorn to bo right
when so high an authority as his arehblsliop
has declared Ills opinion to the contrary.
Government Supporters Say I'enco It
IKST J/y Jtimrt forJon Hcnnt't. ' }
BKIII.IN , Feb. 20.-New [ York Herald
Cable Special to the Uii.1 : : 1
was jesteiday and to-day received
by several influential nicmbeis ot the govern
ment party. In dlscusslnu the situation ono
of these men said :
"Germany will have no war In 1SS7. Wo
have a largo majority for the septennate , anil
a small majority tor the other government
measures. That means that United
Germany Is too strong to fear France. True ,
Kurope still lives on a powder niaga7lne , but
wu no longer fear that anyone wilt have thu
folly to set tire to the powder. There may
come a flash of lightning to blow us all up ,
but In the ordinary course of events Gei-
niany is now
sncfiin AGAINST WAI :
during thu present jear. Alter 1SS7' ' Oh.
well , that Is haul to .say. My glasses aio
only stiong enough to see dimly thu pi as
pects oJ the present year , "
Another ot these gentlemen whom 1 Inter
view ed said :
"Wo Germans are In much the sime posi
tion as lialaam's ass was. Wo seu a flaming
sword threatening us , but have Hussla be
laboring our eastein and Franco our western
flank. We spoke out so loudly in thu recen
elections that France heeds thu warning
Hussm , hovvuver , Is deaf. You saw how oveiy
cyu turned from 1 'ranee to Hussla as soon
as thu results of the election were known.
It Is from thu east wu now fear war , Yoi
can assure the Germans In America that for
some months peace fcems to be reasonabl )
ceitain , but no man can predict what Kussla's
action will be. Prince. Hisinarck desires
peace of that 1 am certain. From France
wo fear nothing. "
A third one spoke more especially of the
result of the elections. Ho lauched at an )
Importance being attilbuted to the victory of
the French paity In Alsace-Lorraine.
"What can fifteen votes do In a reichstau
of 400 members1
"Obstruct , a ! > Parnell did in the bouse o
commons. "
"You forget that Prince DIsmarcK Is no
an Englishman. He allows no foolishness
especially from men with French name.V
"But the social democrats show greatly In
creased streugth at the polls , " 1 remarked.
"Well , that means that Prince Hisinarck
may pass some measure A hlch will satlsf )
the reasonable portion of this party. The
small remnant of anarchists are able to do
uottilu ? . Wny , if an outbreak came the > o
men would bu forced to aid In shooting
down their own comrade . If ' they 10-
fused 'to tire .they would bo .instantly
shot. Our army Is too ntrong In its. discipline
and too powerful In force to allow U * to fear
socialists. If you want to measure Prlnco
Hsmarck's Influence , observe the volks
> artel. Once It was Influential ; now it has
icon swept out of cvlstcnce. Also the t > ro-
gresslonlsts arc cut down from sixty-seven to
almost nothlnc. They are opposed to Prince
Hsmarck. "
"That was great guns for the national lib
erals , " 1 suggested.
"It Is Interesting when taken with the
'athollc losses , " replied my Informant ,
'because ' it seems to Indicate somn popular
disapproval of the modification of the clerical
laws. "
Few ot the opposition leaders have yet
ctmned to licrlln , but so far as I am able to
ludge they ogrco with the conservatives that
; ho present danger of war Is past. Prlnco
Ulsmarck controls the speech of his follow
ers so that until he announces his policy to
: ho other government leaders they refuse to
iicrmlt thu publication of their opinions over
.heir names.
"I hear on excellent authority thatUlsmarck
will m.xko early next session a speech as pa-
: lllcns his last great speech was warlike.
The cntnusiasm over the recent elections
caused curious scenes. Several house-bound
veterans tried to vote by telephone. Others ,
too 111 to go to the polls , sent their clill-
dicn with tilled out ballot papers.
Minister I'helpn nml AVIfo Leave tlic
London Lnuation.
[ Copyrf/W ( / lfS7 bii Jama Gimlm llctwttt.1
LONDON , Feb. C. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the J5Ki : . | United States
Minister and Mrs. Phelps , undismayed by
the earthquakes , loft hero to-daj en route for
the south of France , tor the benefit of Mrs.
Pholps'health. The embassy has been put
In the charge of Secretary White and Mrs.
White. They will repiesent the United
States at the approaching lev ee of tlm queen's
As I was chatting with the secretary , who
so often did similar honois under Mr.
Lowell , 1 saw on the tablu several numbers
of the curicnt Court aim Society Kevlew ,
containing a very good , largo print of Mrs.
Cleveland. 'The lady who holds the Wash
ington drawing-rooms , " said Secretary
White , smilingly. At the levee ho will
present young llliam Fullerton. the son of
the ex-judge , who soon produces , as a com
poser , an opera.
" 1 shall also present , " added Mr. White.
"Mr. Wright Stuart , of New Yoik. His
wifu Is being presented by Mrs.Vlittu \ at thn
drawing room , together with Mrs. Charles F.
Ulako and Miss Blake and Mr.s. Van Hcnss-
elaer. "
Hitherto the location has boon embarrassed
by the number of applications for tre ° enta-
lions , as well as for seats In the gallery in
thn houses of parliament , because the num
ber has been limited , but during the coming
session , which opens early , so tai as the so
cial clement ot royalty ore concerned , Minis
ter Phelps has permission Irom the lord
chamberlain to increase what may bo called
his supply ot court presentations. The en
trance to the cailorles , however , must con
tinue dilliculr , as the accommodations are
ildlculously me.igrc.
A Sunitny Socialistic Demonstration.
[ L"npir(0htSS7 ( bi/JOMM Gnnlan Ilcnnctt. ]
LONDONFeb. . 26. ( New York Herald
Cable Special to the I3KH.J Not alone are
the paps and Catholic chinch having disturb
ing issues with socialistic questions. The
Kstaullshed Church of Kncland Is having its
troubles , too. The traditional tenet ot the
church is that woiship must bo public and free.
Accordingly , arrangements have been made
bv the social dumociatlc federation
for a parade of the unemployed at
St. Paul's to-morrow ( Sunday ) afternoon.
The people will assemble to maich In pio-
cesslon to the cathedral at Paddington Green
at tSO , In Sniilhfield , at Cleopatra's > 'cedle ,
on the embankment , and in the Commercial
and Whltechapel roads in the Kast end at
2:80. : The fact nas been communicated to
the cathedral authorities , as also to tlio po
lice commissioners. The cathedral oflielals
have allotted to tliu federation thu whole
of the nave and one-half of the space
under the dome. The other half fs to
be reserved for so much of the ordinary con-
giegatlon as it will accommodate. The C.T
thcdral , bv the way , could contain four
Trinity churchc" . Special provision lias been
made for a number of children totakcpait
In the gathcilug. The service takes place at
a quarter past 3. The preacher will be the
venerable Arch-Deacon Hessey. An offer
lias been made to the processionists to
admit them by tlio western door , overlook
Ing Mitigate Hill. Copies of the service
have been printed on separate papers for the
use of thosu unprovided with prayer books.
Tholoid mayor will occupy his accustomed
stall In thu chair. Harriers have been
placed throughout tlio Intel lor under the
chaige of the city police. A laiao number
will bu in reseive in thu crypt so that
they may be ablu to enter thn cathedral at
any moment. I was talking with a prominent
leader of thu federation this evenlnir , Hi )
said , "Wo me not heathen nor dlsieputable.
We aru not icsminslble for the conduct of a
few hundred w ho lately misbehaved In other
chinches. Wo intend to show this by our
Katherlng , Wo are as peaceahlo citliens as
the Heniy Gcoiu'o men in Vow Yoik City ,
and iheiu lie gave mu a qul/rlcal look ) wu
ore going to be as solid voters somu day as
they aie.1 _
Dentil of Cnrdinal , lncoliiu ,
HOVIE , Feb. 20. Catdlnnl Jacobinl died at
10 o'clock this morning.
f.Iacoblnl , Ills Kmlnonco Ludovlco , catdl
nal of thu Homan Catholic chinch ,
was bom In Albano , Mav 0 , 1SK. In
IWi Plus IX. made him nrelatl domestic !
and made ono of thu referendaries ot the
hegnatura. Soon after he was made secre
tary of that section of the conirrtuiitlon do
Propaganda Fide which Is charged with the
special supervision of tlio affairs of the east-
cm churches. HowasMib eqtientlyappolnted
one of the "consultors" of the propaganda
and his particular duty was to examine and
report upon the decrees aim ordinances ot
provincial synods. In IN ) ! 1m was made a
member of the prep iratory commission , who
were chanted with examining and arranging
tlm business to be biougbt before thopiojectod
Vatican council. When , in Ib74. the nuncio
at Vienna , Falclnelll-Antoniaeclwas created
Cardinal and withdrew from his post. Mon-
blgnor Jacobinl was chosen by Plus IX. to
succeed to the vacancy , which was at the
timn a position of no small dilllniltv. Ac
cording to customho received con
secration with thu tltluof arehblsliop of Tlies
s.vlonlca in paitlbus Inhdclium , and was a
credited to the court of Vienna , where ho re
mained until October , IhSrt. On September
lit , 1W , he was created Cardinal : but It was
judged desirable that ho should continue
at the Austrian capital In order to carry on
tlm negotiations commenced sometime pre
viously with Germany and Hussla , and ulso
to regulate the new ecclesiastical arransre-
ments for Jtosiila and Herzeaovina. Hut. In
conformity with the strict etiquette of the
papal court , which forbids a cardinal to nold
the Inferior rank of nuncio , Cardinal Jaco
binl. after his elevation to the purple , bore
the title of pro-nuncio. His eminence was
recalled from Vienna In October , 1W > 0 ,
and appointed by Leo XI1L to the office of
panal secretary of state. In succession to Oar-
dlimlNina. His latest and most successful
work was effecting a complete reconciliation
between Germany and thu Vatican.
iartli < iuako Talk with Prominent
' European Observers.
[ ( ' > ] > 1A fy'it ' l&s ; / < iJaiiiM ( ion ! in IS'niKtt.l
HOME. Feb. 'JC-N'ew | York Herald
Cable SpectaJ to the UEI : . | luavejuat In-
ervlowed Prof. Do Hossto , the distinguished
llrcctor of the Homan geed ) namlc ob crva-
ory. He said : "There Is nothing wonderful
n the fact that an cftrthquako has occurred.
The particular region luost affected Is ono of
tlio seismic regions of Italy. The
caithquake there occurred In 1818. Since
here has been occasional slleht disturbances ,
but never * anything llko this. Yet about
spring time ona must look out for seismic
commotions. At this moment there Is a gen
eral disturbance , not , however , exceeding an
average maximum. lUna and Vesuvius are
also giving signs of activity , "
"Was an earthquake foreston ? ' '
"That Is ratliur a delicate question to an
swer. Seismic science has hardly reached a
stairu which allows onto bo positively sure as
to such points , althottch tlio science Is on the
way to It. Kven now , thanks to
microscopic observations , wo aio roughly
enabled to totcseo the approach
of seismic disturbances. The occurrence
either In this particular district or in Spain ,
was thought probable. We had observed
microscopic disturbances at the Homan ob-
servatoiy since the 20th lust. , but they ceased
as usual In such cases before thu earthquakes.
1 remarked , too , that thu eaithqtiakus came
at the end of a period of moderate baromet
rical depression , which had Its center In the
disturbed district and coincided with a sud
den and extraordinary rise of the barometer.
The barometrical conditions evidently
favored a dlstutbance. "
"May fresh dlsburbanccs be expected'1'
" 1 would rather not say positively. Wo
certainly at this critical moment arc passing
through a maximum period ; but after a dis
turbance of this kind has relieved nature ,
ono cannot asscit where there will be earth
quakes outside ot tlm region already dis
turbed. There , however , may bo expected
renewed , though slUhter , commotions. The
activity will gradually subside. On the
whole , I am inclined to regard this as a local
manifestation of Interior fores. It Is Impos
sible to say whether dlstu-banccs may bo ex
pected outside Europe. "
ANOIIIKU iNrmtvmv.
PAKIS , ( via Havre ) , Feb. 20. [ New York
Herald Cable-Special to the Ur.n.-l ]
had an interview today with Admiral
Mouchey , chief of the Paris observatory. 1
ur.kvd the admiral : "Is it probable that thciu
will bu any mote earthquakes in tlicHlvieraV"
His reply was : "Yes , lor the nu.xt thiec
months wo may expect occasional shocks
there , but they aru not likely to be so serious
as those ot Wednesday. "
lafterwaids called on M. Daubrc , a mem
ber of the institute of France , and one of. the
first authorities on seismology. M. Daubro
had aliuady ( In October ) e.xpresso.l his
views in tlio Heiald and had announced to
the public thu tact that never nn instant
passes in any twenty-four hours but what
somu caithquaku Is going on some
where. 1 asked him the same
question 1 had asked. Admiral Moucliez.
M. Daubro replied : "Ye.s , lor the ne\t thieo
or tour months seismic disturbances are like
ly to bu telt in the HiViera. Thn present
earthquake resembles in many icspects that
of 1MO , In Tuscany. It Is probable that both
these earthquakes resulted from an explosion
of siibtuirauean steam by water tiom tlio sea
reaching tlio rocks deeply Imbedded in the
interior of the earth , -which wcrn consequently
quently very hot. The'steam was generated
undei a high pressure and tl.e slightest cause
was liable to bring about an explosion. Tlio
eaith's crust , then coolinc , contracts and
when It settles down causes perpetual
changes In the positions of the lower strata
of rooks. " .
"Could not the present earthquake have
been foietold ? " ' ,
"If all observatories * hart been provided with
seismographs. The yelsmogiaph indicates tea
a careful conscientious observer curtain
movements of the eailti's crust a fewdays era
a few hours before the eaithquako actually
takes place , hut science lias not sufllclcnt
data as vet to do the work with. "
I then called upon M. Flqulor , a member
of the academy ot sqlenec , and a professor
of tlm college De France. 1 asked him If it
was likely that thorojwould bu more earth
quake shocks in the i IJivlera. His answer
was. "Yes , but the lirst shock ecms Invari
ably to be more violent than the succeeding
"It all observatories were provided with
seismographs could this eaithquake have
been predicted ? "
"Yes , but the prediction uiL-lit have only
meceded the catastrophe by an hour or so. "
"Kven then by Bounding an alarm would
It not have been given the people time to pack
up their etlecls ami get to a ulace ot safety'.1'1
"Yes. undoubtedly , and all observatories
nit-jilt to ho provided vvlth sekmo liiphs.
Until this is done It is Imuo.slble to acqulio
data enough to make a seilous basis tor
further advance. "
A known astronomer and ropularlzer of
science publishes a long article In to-dav's
Yoltalie , in which he develops M. Daiibie's
theory that eatthquaKeis aio caused by explo
sions of vast stoies of subtenanean steam
caused bv the sea water pcicolatlns down
Into a heated recess In the eaith's crust. M.
Flammarian concludes the article as lollows ;
"Unfortunately , It Is probable that moro
shocks will bu felt trom time to time In the
Hivtera. but It Is to bo hoped they will not
exceed In Intensity those which have just
spiead consternation In the delicious land so
beloved by the sun. "
A Kelt-Hot Timcntu College Society
Nivv : YOKK , Feb. 20. ( Special Telegram
to the Ilni.J : Four hundred and fifty men
from nineteen different colleges assisted
with nineteen different kinds of college
yells at tlio Psl U dinner In concert hall ,
Metiopolltan opera house , last nlcht. The
nineteen kinds of cheers weru exploded si
multaneously at Intervals , and a line racket
they made. Michigan university and Union
college would have won first prl/o lor Intri
cate haiiuony In the championship contest.
On ono occasion , when tlm 4')0 diners weio
engaged in a whistling chorus , with a tin-
tlnnahulatlng accompaniment played on
their wine glasses with forks , Police Captain
Williams and Sergqant Westeivelt tlutist
their heads throuirh the curtains that sepa
rated the hall from the corrldois. Instantly
the whole company rose to a man , gave threu
rousing cheers for the captain and his
aide , and rattled their teet In n thundrous
breakdown , that must have astonished thu
audience at thuGeiman opei.i. Just befoio
Clmiles Diully Warner , thu picsldent , rose to
turn on the speeches , thu Union college men
rosu In a iKxIy and In behalf of Tlieta chap
ter , thu original chapter of the secret society ,
let thulr lungs loose In this reunite : "We
are hftv-four jears old to-night. Chestnuts. "
To which the Lehlgh university men , jonng-
est In tlio miks , uood humoredly shouted :
"One , two , three , Hats. Jlully lor Psl Upsl-
lon. "
Lawyer Joseph Choate came up from the
hlirh license ineetinir In Chlckering hall to
make a speech. He Is ptesldent of the
Alpha Delta association. When hu getup
up to speak thu diners passed up to him a
bottle of champalgne and a class brim full.
Tlio orator couldn't luvlp commenting upon
this felicitous acknowledgement of his en
thusiasm for thu temperiincn cause. Also , hu
said , he looked forward to the time when the
Psl Upsilon and Alpha Delta Psl would com
bine into one society throughout the country.
More Chinese Outrages.
ViCToniA , U , C , , Fub. SO. Thursday
night at 10 o'clock a mob of Vancouver , 1) .
C. , men , proceeded to tlio camp of the Chi-
neM3 who were clearing land. They burned
the cabins of the Chinese , threw their goods
Into the fire and roughly handled the celes
tials. The police then interfered and the
band dis | > meil at midnight. Several Chi
nese laundrieb were set on lire , but the flames
were extinguished before serious loss oo-
cuired. To-day the Chinese left Vancouver
and went to Westminster.
Adjourned AVItliour Aptirnpriutini ; .
Cu UH.KSTOX , W , Va. , F.eb X The legis
lature adjourned this morning without pass-
Inc a general appropriation bill. The ap
pointment of a United States senator will
bu madu before the legislature Is reconvened.
How tie Railroad and Jobbers' Lobby Ropes
Legislators Into Its Oil Rooms ,
Mltlnlclit Orgies nnil Olsurnccritl
Drunkenness Which Are Nluhtly
liuhilicl in By the Weak
niul Vcnnl Members.
I'ollttcnl Work.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 20. fl'Mltorlal Corro
spondence.J The people of Nebraska hardly
icallzo by what corrupting , Immoral ami
dangerous itilliienres their law-makers sue
surrouiulcd at the state cauttal. Let them
stioll with mo tinough thu headquarters of
iho ralltoad and Jobber ' lobby at the old
I'ommerclal. now known as the Capital
hotel. From suml < u every morning until 3
? r 4 o'clock the next morning tlio bar-tenders
in tlio hotel "sample room" arc kept busy
liourlng utit and mixing tlioincs and
liquors for the so-called guests. Wlillo the
outer doors arc closed punctually at 10 o'clock
nniler Lincoln city regulations , thu busiest
thno has only begun at that hour. The
Directive and dangerous work of the politi
cians who are enraged In criminal work
Halves bust after tlio midnight hour , llko
that of the house-breaker and cracksmen.
The generous and hospitable treat at the bar
Is followed up by an invitation to Iho oil-
rooms , so-called. These rooms may be found
In every story of the hotel durinctho session.
They aio engaged and paid for by the rail
roads and occupied by their political
prostitutes. llcic , all night long ,
the men who ply the infamous voca
tion of seducing weak and venal
members of thu legislature carry on their
orgies. In the oil rooms members are In
veigled to take a smoke and listen to a camp-
lire story related with gusto by bottle-scarred
warriors. The drinkers cct more boisterous
as the night wears away. Then the profes
sional gambler and his capper take the boo/y
member In hand , and when his money is all
gone and his watch has also been staked and
lost , he Is just In the fr.uuo of mind to ac
cept a "loan" from the generous railroad
roper-fh who begs him not to trouble hlmseli
about payine It back. Once within the
snares and foot-falls the member Is very sel
dom able to cxtrlrate himself. Ho becomes
the wretched creature of the badanddis-
reputalile gang which keeps on tightening its
crip and finally controls him soul and body.
Last night 1 lay awake until half past - in a
transomclcss room of the third .story. Every
few minutes the bar porter walked along the
coiridor with his clinklnc tray of bottles and
brandy glasses. The peals of laughter and
hilai Ions shouts In the oil rooms on the oppo
site side of the hall made night hideous and
sleep impossible. Within hearing distance
In another room nt the further
end of the hall another crowd
of dissolute lobbyists and their companions
cairled on their beastly debauch. Close by ,
on the other sidn of the oil room opposite to
where 1 laj , an Omaha coterie was amending
the charter between drinks. 1 could clearly
distinguish the gentle \oico of one of our
paving contractors who spemed to be dic
tating amendments for the judiciary commit
tee , while Vamlervoort and Charley Gieen
put In an occasional proviso Just to leave
their imprint on the law. It was rattier sug
gestive to hear these muii say ;
"We'll adjourn the senate to-mouow
noon , " and "we will got that committee to
plaster the charter all over with amend
ments. " "Don't you forsrt to have that fel
low's salnry reduced. " "Wu'Il have tlie cltv
attorney elected by the people. Wo can
nominate our men in both conventions and
pull 'em thiouili. "
I \\ondeiing mentally while listening
to this gabbh ) whether the femslatois were
mere jumping jacks of the rallioait and con-
tiactors' lobby.
Karly this morning I had to walk through
rows ot empty bottles , travs and drinking
glasses which were shoved out ot tlio oil-room
doors sometime after the portuia had gone to
If this were thn fanciful picture of an Im-
nzihutlvo mind , It could pass for
a sensation , but it is the sad
and solemn reality which not only
distrusts any man who values the reputation
of this state , but affoids an unutteiablo
commentary upon the degraded condition of
thosu of our law makers who lia\o fallen
piny to the wiles am ! temptations ot thu
lailioad anaconda.
borne of the brilliant birds of passage who
ha\Q comedown to the caultal to represent
thu Omaha railroad press profess to be In
sulted because 1 have seen nt to express mv
( lisiist at their shameless disiegaid of all
decency In associating and maklni : common
cause with the hat-ioom bummers and oil-
loom gamblers who aio carrying on the vil
lainous business ot coiruptiui : law makeis
and levying blackmail upon p.-.rlies who
Imve bills before tlm Icsislaturc. 1 am awaiu
thatuown in the blue-grass leclon ol Ken
tucky and up In "cool Minnesota" a man
mav wallow In the cutter with loalers , call
himself a gentleman and sneer at sober , In
dustrious and lespectablu people. In this
uncultured and barbailan region , however ,
a man may remain a gentleman oxen If he
with and law-abid
keep company reputable -
ing men. Passim : Irom tlio suhllmo to tlm ri
diculous 1 will lemaik that thn Omaha
charter still lemaius In the hands of such
prominent citi/ens and heavy taxpayers as
Frank Waltcis , Paul \ andorvoort. .John Sab-
lor , George Crawford of Idaho , Will Gurley
and Chailes Tanning. With Mich a chatter
committee , thointciestsof tlm mutiopolis will
be pronounced safe by Dr. Miller , and puier
government Is an assured fact tor Omaha in
the sweet by and by. K. HOSKW.VTKII.
Wliat Nebraska's Henato anil House
Accomplished Yesterday.
Li.vroi.v , Neb. , Feb. 2fl.-Special | Tele
gram to the UKI.J : The senate opened up In
a spasm of economy this mornlne and passed
a resolution requesting tlio picsldent to ap
point a committee ot thren to repoit upon the
number and duties of thu employes of the
senate and recommend the discharge of all
superfluous ones and the abandonment of all
unnecessary outside committee rooms. The
resolution was introduced by Mr. Drown of
Clay , who said that the senile with thirty-
three members had IDS employes , while the
house with 100 members hail only eighty em
ployes , ills committee had a room outside
which was no longer necessary and he
know of others equally as useless. When the
room was first rented them wera two or
three men billing around in it , and upon In
quiry he toiuul mm was the janitor , another
the messenger , the thiid was the clerk ho had
appointed , who had had little to do.
Mr. Keekluy asked why this state of affairs
had not been reported before.
The president nominated .Messrs. Hrown ,
Snell and Uoui'Stecl as such special com
The bill authorising the churches to change
their name wes passed ; also ubllt relating to
the caie of cemeteries : also a bill to dispense
with calllni : ot ciand juiles In certain cases.
Thu senate adjourned till 1U o'clock Mon
Doings in tlm House.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 'X [ Special Tele-
uram to the HEI : . ] In the house this mom-
ing Mr. Kussell moved the adoption of n
resolution that senate tiles No. M and C5 , the
Omalia and Lincoln charters , be madu
special order of Match 1. Thu resolution was
adopted. Hy another resolution the'reporter
of tlio Mipmnc comt was Instructed to de-
poslte a copy of each report of the raurt In
he university library. Thu senate { illl H-dls-
trktlnir the state Into judicial districts was
brought up oil a motion tli t It tliould be en
grossed and ordered on Its third reading ,
Mr. Handall oblected to the dlsposl-
Ion ot the bill without rezn-
nt treatment in the committee of the
whole , llu offered an amendment that the
)111 should bo taken UP In that form at once.
The amendment was accepted by the mover
of thu original motion , and passed. The bill
was talked of in laudatory and condemnatory
; e.rms tor some time , until the indecision of
the house narrowed down to consideration of
a motion to report the bill back , with a rec
ommendation that it be ludellnltely post
Mr. WhltmoM made a vigorous flcht for
the bill , saving that w 1th thu exception of the
chatter bill tlieio was no measure before
the leglslaturu In which the people
> f Omaha wcrn so much Intoiested.
The motion to Indellnltclv postpone was lint.
J'ho motion was then made that the bill bo
recommended for passage. It was opposed
bv Mr. Fuller , who condemned thn bill In Its
( net-cut foi in and said it was entlrelv In thu
interest of ono -ecllon of the state. Thoie-
: oiiimcudatlou for passage piovalled to
After the committee are e a motion to ic-
commlt the bill , was almost unanimously car
ried. Thu situation ically seemed to be , as
Mr. Gllmniu said , that the hill had been
sprung on the house without prepara
tion or expectation and whllo It
was desirable to amend It no
one knew exactly how it should bu amended.
Some one made n motion to adjourn until
Monday , which called Mr. Whltmoio to his
Feet with u protest , lie said the house had
been refusing to hold evening sessions in
Older to attend minstrel shows and lei : shows.
Smjth 1 would like to ask the gentle
man Whltmoio I was there ; 1 own up ; I went
there. ( Laughter. )
The reference was to the appearance of May
Vernon's dl/zj blondes at the opera house
last evening.
Mr. Whitmore continuing , madoasorlous
objection to tlio hou o trusting upon the pros
pect of twenty days moio session that was
not yet sure. Hut It was sure that ' . ' 00 to WK )
bills needed consldeiatlon and It it was ex
pected to get thiough half of them orone-
tcnth even , It would bo nccessaiy to get down
to woik.
The house tticn , upon motion ot Mr. Fuchs.
tool ; n recess until 'J o'clock.
When the house reconvened In the aftci-
noon tlm irlends ot the approjirlatlon hills
for chniitnblc pin poses en deavored tobilhi :
them up but they weru postponed until
Monday when they will come up as the
special order of the day. A very pietty llttlo
light Is expected over some of the desired
Mr. ( Jalford , who , oy the way. Is a voting
and rambltlous physician , called up the bill
creating a hoaid ot health and moved that It
should tie made tlio bpeclal order ot this alter-
noon. The motion was decisively lost.
O'l'lie house went into committee of the
whole , Mr. Crane in the ehalr , Mr. Trace\'s
bill giving county boaids power to constiuct
necessary buildings and Issue bonds to cay
tlieiefor was amended by requlnni ; such
action to receive the endorsement of a ma-
jorltv of the voters of the county and lecom-
memlcd for passage. Mi. Tinglu opposed
It. saytng thn best way to amend it was to
eut Its head oli. Me.sars. llarlan and Siujtli
aKo opposed it. The bill Is especially de
signed to Icnablc Uagu count } to get a com t
Iho bill to require the stampinc of the
permanent school fund bonds so they will
not be negotiable If stolen was recommended
for passage.
The bill to cive the owners of male ani
mals a Hen UDOII the progeny caused much
and versatile discussion. As an amendment
to the lull It was moved to Eiibstltiuu tlieiefor
anotlicr bill which contemplates a Hen upon
the mother ot tha progeny. Messrs. Tingle ,
Xlchol , DiMiipster and IJallaid opposed thu
imenilmenr. the formei clmiacteii/.lng it as
a "damnable Injustice" to a poor man
who mlitht only own a team ot
mares. Mr. Haymond said the house
imd been encaged in building up a lumber
aristocracy , land aristocracies and other aris
tocracies and ho believed everybody should
; io given n chance , and it would be consistent
for the house to build up aftml hoiso ails-
tocraey. To make the thing ridiculous he
would \ote for the bill.
Thu amendment was lost and tlio original
: > ill was i ( 'commended lor passage with
blight amendment.
Upon the committee arisiiiE and the house
resuming thu tegular .session , Mr. Miller
called up the Pat O. Jlawcs bill , moving that
It be ordered engrossed and forwarded to
thiid reading. Mr. Hayilun and .Mr. Fox ob
jected to thu Irieeular consideration ot tlm
bill , which lalsed up u "cloud ot witnesses"
in his behalf. The motion was carried with
only ono dissenting voice , and that was
ciulto faint. Thu bill contemplates pacing
Mr. Hawes about Sr > OOtorcolk'etnu' ! Slb.OOO.
L'nclo .Hmmle Cannon , an old frontiers
man and Indian lighter Irom Aii/ona , was
irianted permission to s-peak to the house.
He made a disconnected address on Indian
matteisand uiged the openimrof Iho ic.sur-
\utlons. He was tendered \otuof thanks.
.Mr. McConauuhy mo\ed that the bill pro
viding for submission of the piohlbitoiy
amendment bu made the special older ot
Tuesday , 10 a. in. The motion prevailed.
Thu house adjourned until Monday morn-
Ing. _ _ _ _ _ _
Clinrjios of Cruelty nml
Proven Utterly I-'iilso.
LiNroi.N , Xcb. , Feb. ! W. | i Special to the
Unn.J A stale and unprofitable yam ot
three columns length that appeared In an
cvenim : paper In Omaha recited the woes ot
a convict who Is tempoiarlly respited Irom
his .sentence and lying in jail at Fiemont.
The articlu goes on to recitu a sui ies of alleged
abuses at thu penitentiary , and to-day ( ! ov-
ernor Thayer called ex-Warden .Nobes ,
Warden Hyers , Prison I'li > -lelan Caiter
and representatives of thu ! : : and othui
pajiers to his private olllco to consult con
cerning the alleged mismanagement. .Mr.
Nobcscamo bearing the dopiimentaiy evi
dence tohhow who this man ( ieorgo.l. ParKs ,
who levies the clriries , is. Parks was bunt
to thu penitentiary Irom Dodge county tor
subordination of perjury. Ho was an al
leged detective and had lived at Aurora.
His history , as related by Jteprcsentativo
Ageuand otheib. was that heis u dead
heat. Ho entered thu piison undei the name
of Parks , but the \\niden soon asceitalned
that in other states hn had gene under the
mi my ol UejnoIUs , Dodge , Winslow and
other aliases , llu reported hlmsull a widower
but Xobe nab u hunch of lutttrs from his
wllu ( hlncu divorced ) who lives
at ( ienuva , O. him volunteered
the Information to tlui waidun that lie was
slru | i and to look out for him. Letteis camu
to the penitentiary Irom a married sister ot
Parks at Hluo Hill which Pnrlcs retired to
answer and denied ihu relationship. This Is
the man Parks' history us ascertained dur
ing his residence at the pen. Dining the
year he was In thu ) > en ho was uniully and a
bad piisoncr. Ho was reported eluht times
lor lack of doing proper work , for Insolence
to thu guards , ami Mai Ing at strangers. For
this he was punished three times but kept in
conhnument only tliieu das the longest
time. AH to thu charges made , Parks slated
that thu prlMin faro and work was so hard
that it nearly broke him down ; Mated in the
thieu column Interview that he weighed W >
pounds when he entered tlm pen and tell off
to HO when he came out. Tlio prison record
nails this statement , bhowlngthutluiweUhcd
10 ! ! when hoenteied the pluee. Thu long
representation of the fact nt eonllnumont In
aholu Hint accompanlng tortuies was fully
explained to thu governor by thu waulens
that them was no confinement in a dungeon ,
that thu dungeon built had never been used ,
that thu punishment was given in a cnm-
mon cell with it closed door. A prisoner
never had been kept In biich punishment
longer than ten da > b and on biead and
watei , and was dally examined by thu physi
cian. Tlm tiliu of the prison oliielul Is to
punUh until men promise to do better.
Dr. Carter explained the death of McKel *
lar , alleged to ha\u been eam > ed from neg
lect and lack ot pnp"r treatment , to ha\o
been f i om heart dlsi.Maii ; that at > ubstiluto
physician had \ears before diagnosed tlm
CAM- , and that McKellar was subject to the
ellects of the disease. The loni : statement
of starvation , poor food , etc. , made by 1'arkn ,
and the tt'rrlnlu state of ,
was answered by thu comparative health Ma-
tUtlc4 fiom all thu pcnitcnilurle.sin thu land ,
showing that the death ra.tuwas In
.Nclnaska'than any other btato In the union.
In fact. Dr. Caiter stated that thn Jood , In
equality uiid amouni. was of tilt modt wholn-
some character. Meat was butchered at the
pen , an ice hou o was used all summer , anil
milk and vecetables were always abundant.
\\arden Hjers , who has recently assumeil
control , stated that a week aso ho visited the
prisoners liulhlduallv , asking icgardltitf
t heir wants and complaints , and but ono In
the lot found fault with thu food. Abovoall ,
the facts gleaned In thu lnter\iew Held by the
governor is the additional ono that the penl-
tliuv Is open to Msltors that nearly , It not
all the tnumbeis of the legislature , have per
sonally visited It and Its workings this win
ter , and a great many ot them have talked
with prlsnneis whom they kmnv In former
joars. "If any ono doubts thu healthfulness
nml heartiness of the prisoners , " said War
den 11 } ere , "nil they need to do Is to visit tha
Institution mm watch thu men as thov move
in the piaml march. "
it A i ) i , v SCOKOIIII > .
Twentyllvo Thousand Dollars Worth
of Property Destroyed.
CJIADIIO.V , Neb. , Feb. SO , [ Special Tele
gram to the Heo. I This nioinlng at 0 o'clock
llru was discovered In the rear of Waller &
Lj man's drug store on Main street , six doors
Mitithot the southwest corner of Main ana
Second streets. The alarm being given , the
citizens turned out en masbo to light thu llio.
Thcro being no lire eiiglnu or Hie depart
ment oiganl/ed , this was difficult and with
out avail. The drug store was soon aban
doned and attention was given to the build-
ins adjoining toward Main street , owned by
Fulix Jloznansky and occupied by Silver-
stein & ItichanN , clothiers KlTorls wore-
made to remove this building , but thu wind
commencing to blow btioiiK fiom the west ,
soon Ignited this building , ami It being
paitly demolished , gave the wlndaehancu
to fan the flame ? , and It was soon a sheet o
Hie drlvinK the workmen away. It was seen
that all elfoits to extinguish the tire were
useless , and attention was given towards
saving movable property. The lire now
siireml ' north , taking In succession L. W.
Hall's croeery btore , J. Sim's
barber shop , ( } . A. Acklu's real
estate and other oflicu buildings , Kicker < fc
I'oii.hton's ' real estate and land olllee. Lake
iV Halley's bank on the corner of Main nml
becond streets. Then It spiead west to
hpareur V : Usher's building , tlm Clmdron
Democrat , and A. Joblyn'.s confurtionary
.store , where it was checked. The Danlclson
house , adjoining Waller Ionian's driiR
store on the south , was also burned , and hov-
cial smaller buildings were either burned or
torn down. Theru was little if any loss on
movable propel ty except Waller & Lvinnn's ,
who lost almost their untlro stock and store
fixtures , llio Danlel on house succeeded lit
removing nhout all then turnlture. Tlicro
w ere few guests In thu house and whatwero
thuro Mieceeited In lomovlng all bag-
uago and personal ellects. P. ft.
Danielson's loss Is about SS.COO-ln-
sured for S'J.OOO ; Lake , t Hollev's ,
Sooo : ! , insnreil forS2.0 ( ; Waller * Lyman's
si,500 : ; naitly instiled. The others men
tioned lost Irom Jj.'iOO to SI.'JOO each. All
wuio partly Insured. It was feared at ono
tlmuthat the wholuof .Main stieet smith of
becond would go , and It was only prevented
trom spreading farther by hard work. Had
It gotacioss Main stieet It would have taken
another block. The total loss is estimated at
S'-iO.OOO to S2.-i,000. The
- , ? city recently pur
chased an end mi mid hook and ladder company - <
pany fixtures , which should have arrived
some time ago , Preparations are already
commenced to lebnilil the burned district
and theie will be a nnmbcrot brick buildings
IntcrpstiiiR Udnnntlonal Meeting ;
SUTTON , Xeb. , Feb. 20.- [ Special Tele.
gram to the Uii : . ] An enthusiastic meeting
of the Clay County Kducatlonal association
was held to-day at Clay Center. Special
trains wvro run over the Kansas City fa
Omaha railroad from Sutton and ] < airfield ,
arriving at Clay Center at 10 a. m. This as
sociation is an organization ot all the educa
tional people of the county , embracing
teaeheis , dltectors of schools , and advanced
students. The oiganl/atlon promises much
good to the educational intciests of the
county. This meeting was picsldcd over by
Prot. A. A. Handall. county surcilntendent.
Plot , btevens. ol the Sutton schools , lead u
paper on educational associations , showing
ttiat thu organisations ot tuaeheis and school
officers into association' ! is ono of tiio moat
potent influences now nt work in building
up our present splendid school system. Prof.
Henry , of Full Held college , read n paper on
books which was full ot good points ,
Prof. Hubbard gave a very interesting talk
on th use ot languaze. Hon. J. li.
DliiBinoro claimed that older was tne most
impoitant element In thu successful teacher.
Uov. Ceoigu Scott claimed that lady teachers
were better adapted to the position of teach
ing than men. Hon. ( fcoigo W. Bemls
thoiuht the men and women of tills county
now ung.tL'ed In traching vvern thu best
equipped and thu most success ! ill of any of
the prominent professions , nut the poorest
paid class of patient , faithful vvoikein on
earth. Inteiestlm : points were made by
Itev. Mr. Curtis , ot Sutton ; Prof. Thrasher.
ot IMcar ; Prot. llurbh. of Falrlicld , and
Mlsb Like , ot Sutton. The entire meeting
was onu ot thu most interesting and profita
ble ever held In the county. Many school
ofllceis wen ; niesent and a laruo number of
pupils from the high schools In this part of
the state.
O'.Voiirn Pimllfstlc Kditors.
O'Xi iuXcb. , Telegram
to the HKI : . | Thu strained lelatlons between
McDonoiigh. of thu Tribune , and Mathuwfl ,
of tlio Free , icsulted In a personal en
counter thl.s evening. Malhows was com-
jilctely knocked out In the that round and
cried "Hold , enough 1" The battle , although
brief , was sanciilimiy at least for thu van
quished editor , who plteously uxclalmcd ,
"Foi mercj'ssalio , let up , " Thu direct cause
ot tint uncoiintei between thu bell.-eiont ed-
itorb was an abusive articlu In thu last issuu
ot .Mathuvvs' juper directed at MuDonoiuh.
I'JIovntor Idirnnrl at Prlonil. . , Neb. , Feb. 'J7. | Speelal Telegram
to the UKK. I Tlm elevator of A. S. MeKaya
burned this morning at about 1 o'clock.
Total los.s. Light Insurance.
XouilnatloiiH Conllrinoil.
WASIIINOTON. Ileb. ' > , Thu folIovvliiR
nominations have been conllrmed by thu sen
ate ; Consul , Charles Jones , of Wisconsin ,
at Pra-'iie. Thomas Cooper , of Illinois , col
lector of internal rovenmi for the eighth ills *
trlctol Hllnol ? . K , H Sanders ccelvor o
public money * , at Wausau , Wisconsin. U.
1) ) . Uiicsuy , Illinois , Indian agent at Colorado
au'encv , Ari/ona.
Po-sfnmsters ; Iowa Thomas A. Lassie ,
Logan ; John Hornstlne , Iloono ; Uobert
llnfbclimhlt , LanslnNcbraskaL. . U ,
Smith , Schuvler. llllnol.s-I , ( ! . Havighorst ,
Cliupnmn , Chunoa.
Tnlk of nn ICxtrn ScHSlon.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 20. Heck , a member
of the senate appropriation committee , de
clares it will be impossible to finish the ap-
projiilation bills durliu the remalnltiL' days
ot ihu Mission , The matter of uppolnlmcnts
and eonlii notions contributes to thu Inllu-
ences wu ch may produce a cillml session.
Opinions rc9pcctlii4 thu president' * ) power to
appoint thu Inter-Mate commerce commission * ; the recess of thu senate ani widely
variant. J iiminds and many other sen
ators of prominence declaio wit'iout ' ( jtmllll-
catlon that the president has no shadow of a
constitutional or le al ught to till an ollieu
newly cieatud vvlion thu senate Is not in sos-
HtoruiH in llio
PiTTSiii'itn , Fob , M. Three or foui
inches of ram has fallen here to-day. Then
are fears that disastrous floods will bo the
NKW VOIIK , Feb 00. Karly this afiurnoor
atieiiiundoua snow Mornr' prevailed. Latf
It turned Into A drrMieliln rain andcontli
ued until late tu-ulght. .