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SEVENTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA SUNDAY MORNING , DECEMBER 18 , 1887-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER
A SIGNAL OF DANCER
How the Low Price of Russians ia
Regarded in Germany.
THE WORST POINTER AFLOAT.
The Action on the Bourse Consid
ered Very Significant. ,
A SPRING CAMPAIGN PREDICTED.
Concentration of Troops in Poland
a Standing Monaco.
THE REASON OF RUSSIA'S MOVE.
She Pees Not AVnnt Wnr , nut Polniul
Miift He I'rotcct'nl Festivities
At llLM-lin Oilier Ger
Tlio Continental Outlook.
lCvi > m lulit ISSf liuJtimca ( lunlim Itcnnrlt. }
Hr.ni.i.v , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to thoHni : . ] I met the other day
n gentleman of homo wealth whoso whole
fortune is invested in Russian securities.
There hud been a drop of a point in Russians
that day , so wo naturally talked , about the
"I consider myself only half so rich as
when my bonds were purchased , " lie bald.
"Arc you selling at present ? " 1 asked.
"Not at all. There may come n turn. At
nny rate I hope to make up from the interest
part of my loss before the crash comes , " was
This fairly represents the position of the
great mass of German holders of Russian
securities. Tlio low quotations are the
strength of Uusslans. To sell now would
mean such a loss that people prefer to risk
their money rather than lose such a largo
part of their investments. It is because of
this feeling that Iho weakness of the Berlin
bourse is regarded in Germany as the worst
sign of all the danger signals which are
The bourse Is directed by n man as brainy
as Jny Gould , who even surpasses Gould in
his control of news and ability to know what
is about to happen. Ho has often , with n
ilcllcnto but linn twist of the bridle , helped
the bourse over hard places. Now , although
small holders of Husslans help him by cling
ing to their holdings , there is no answer to
cither bridle or spurs. The Berlin bourse ,
which consists of the best informed men in
the world , is pessimistic to the lust degree.
No ono Is predicting war , bill nlmosl to a
man uro believing that the concentration of
Russian troops on the Austrinu-Prusstur
frontiers is a part of Uussl.i's slow but steady
preparation for a Uulgarlan spring campaign
They do not predlcl war because Husshi hai
been known to countermand at the lust mo
mcnt even vaster preparations than thosi
now going on.
On Thursday came a curious test of thl
pessimism. Wo hud by telegraph the full
text of the Russian war minister's organ's
declaration regarding Russia's action in Po
land. The Increase of troops was Justified
by statistics , showing Austria-Germany to
have for eight years silently but continuously
Increased their forces on the Russian frontier ,
while Russia allowed its troops to bo drained
oft to the interior , 'Unit in Austria-Germany
0,300 kilomitres of strategic frontier railway
1ms been built , especially to concentrate
troops rapidly against Russia , while Russia
In the same time built but 2,2SS kilomitres
on thcso butteries ; that before Russia
began to pour troops into Poland there ex
isted In Austria , near Russia , a conlrentra-
tion of railroad cars already mounted to run
on Russian tracks in short declaration ; that
Russia docs not want war , but has been and
is so threatened by its neighbors that Poland
must at all hazards be more strongly guarded.
Prince Bismarck himself , on the cvo of
Avar , never inudo a more plain , live appeal for
peace than is thus made by Russia , yet the
bourse responded byimnklng down Russian
TIIK AU.MV Rlltli.
An Infoi-iual Council Held Ity Em
lOij/rfit | ( ? JS37 by A'cio rorfe .Iiwortate < l Pccsa.l
HKIIMX , Dec. 1" . Emperor WillUim held
to day an Informal council on Ilia military
situation , which is understood to Imvo
itpcc'ial bearing on to-morrow's military
council at Vienna. Whatever measure is
there adopted will ba taken In consonance
with a concerted plan for a demonstration
Reports have reached the Uorlmar oftlco
which describe the Austrian defense works
in Galleia as neglected , while the movements
of Russian troops show accurate knowledge
of the weak points for attack. Thcso state
ments , which were sent to Vienna , huvo
Btung the war otlleo thcro Into night and
day activity. All measure * * that arc
decided upon uro communicated to the
Uovlin authorities and the inspiration
of Count von Moltko Is supposed to guide the
Austrian preparation. The result of to
morrow's conference Is eagerly awaited.
Herlin ofllchils uro of the opinion that the
outcome of the council will bo nothing more
than accelerate the dispatch of troops to the
/rentier. The time bus not como for a col
lective note from the allied powers demandIng -
Ing an cxulunation of the Russian concentra
tions. General von Sohweinltz , German cm-
bassador to Russia , will return to his post at
Bt Petersburg to-morrow. If the war approaches
preaches him upon the question of mutual
armaments , General' von SehwelnlU is bo-
jlcml to be charged to represent thr.t the
German diplomatic and military position is
inchungcd and that pcaco Is depend'
ent upon cessation of Russian meas
ures against the league of peace ,
Government circle. * , both In Hcrlln
r.d Vienna , are becoming convinced thsit thu
I moan to attack Rustia curly In the
( uT <
spring. Military circles In Vienna regard
the campaign as even closer , and are of the
opinion that It will bo opened within two
THe Pester Lloyd , the organ of Hcrr
Tlszn , Hungarian premier , contends for the
necessity of crushing Russia , in the event of
war occurring , and so rectifying the frontier
as to disable her from causing further
trouble In Europe.
From Constantinople reports 'como that
under the promptings of llerr Von Rndowitz ,
German ambassador , tlio porto is hastily ex
tending fortifications on the Hosphorus and
German engineers are supervising tlio worlt.
The whole tenor of the news is warlike. No
measure that the present relehstag has con-
idered has so notably shown a national spirit
11 uniting all parties as the new military bill.
I'estcrduy's debate was a succession of pa-
rlollc speeches , untainted by t party bias ,
-'he debate 'ms ' been espccl yiy gratifying to
ho government. The absci o of opposition
iroved that every section of thehouso has bc-
: oino permeated with a sense of near danger
nd is ready to respond to whatever demands
he government deems expedient.
To-day the Cereal bill was read for the
.hlrd . tlmo. It Included an amendment rals-
ng the duty on oats to marks. All the
laragruphs were adopted in the form np-
rovcd on the second reading and the whole
ill was finally passed. The relehstag ad-
lourned until January I" .
Seehandlung's project to open a Gcrmnn-
hlncso bunk is certain of success. It bus
.ho . co-operation of the most prominent Ger-
nan bankers. The project includes tlio
istublishmcnt of branches at all treaty ports
n China und Russia.
It Will lie n JoyoiiH One in Many
LCo ] > i/iftf7it / tSS7lji Jamc * 0'on/on / Dennett. ]
HEUMN , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the HBG. ] Ucrlin has be
jun its Christmas a long time in advance.
For a wcelc all have been watching the
rowth of forests of Christmas trees on every
vacant square. Some of the trees grow out
of piles of sand , carted thcro for the occasion ,
mt the majority are piled up like cordwood
till thcro is a tlmo ill lo use them. What
.pace . is not full of Christinas trees is full of
booths of the Christmas fair royal. The
Schloss Is blocked up on three sides by this
'air and on the fourth by canal boats , which
have como down crowded with all manner of
country products. Lcipziger street is
crowded , as it. is near Potsdam Place.
Nevertheless it has given up half of
Its sidewalk space to booths. All
over the city it is the same. There is cer
tainly a Christmas tree displayed for each
family in the city and almost enough of
canvas street booths to go around in the same
way. They are distinctively for the poor.
For 25 cents you get of any article almost as
much us you can curry away. I bought yes
terday a cent's worth of a kind of mummified
ingcrbrond , yet so much that I had to carry
it in my hand till I could give it away. No
overcoat pocket could hold a piece. Clothing
or useful urticlcn have little sale. Most of
the booths sell wooden toys , tin ornaments ,
honey cake of all sorts and sizes and cheap
Commercially it promises to bo a happy
Christmas for Germany. As straws shows
the direction of the wind , wo have Consul
General Ruin's report for the year. Com
paring Franco and Germany , as the Devlin
papers naturally do , the results cause much
delight to Germans. The German exports to
America in ISSO were valued at $27,000,000 ,
against S-19,000,000 worth sent from France to
the United States. For 1SS7 Iho figures arc :
German exports to the United States , $ S3- ,
791/130 , us against similar French exports
worth ( the figures are from a German
source ) $00,000,000 , of which totals ,
as showing the heulthfulncss of Gorman
growth , Paris exports two-thirds
while Herlin exports less than one-fifteenth.
This is a good showing as compared with tha
fact that at many of the great German sea
ports not a single American vessel was en
tered during the year.
In anticipation of the passage of the now
military law the necessary changes have
been under way for several weeks. The law ,
ns certain to be passed , places all Germans
in uctivo service from twenty to twenty-
three years old ; in reserve , from twenty-
three to twenty-seven ; In the landwehr ,
twenty-seven to thirty-two ; in the lundwchr
reserve , thirty-two to thirty-nine ; in the
landsturm , all exempt , and men not in the
landwehr , up to thirty-nine years old. The
landsturm receives under the law all
the men under forty-live years old
not already in the service , nnd in
cludes all the learned classes nnd
scml-crlpplcs. The net results of three years
additional service , 500,000 additional men In
the army , Is thought In Germany to add immensely
mensoly to the effectiveness of the army for
Invading nn enemy's country.
Tito Geimun press is overrun with notices
und news concerning Cossack barbarities.
Graf Moltko has hud almost the highest
honor possible recently paid him. One of
Berlin's new drug stores has been named
The last SO.OCO marks for Heine's Duasel-
dorf memorial have been subscribed.
Two Christmas trees have boon sent to the
crown prhico by Rlcsenbcrgo.
The village of Holtzmindcn has an epi
demic ot eye disease , which forced the clos
ing of all the schools , adults being attacked
as well as children.
The workman who interrupted church ser
vices souio weeks ago WAS cent to prison for
A recent number of Hcrlin's English paper
placed the discovery of An > crini nnd Captain
Cook's death among Its special telegraphic
Tlfo IntcrpUl atl.ionua.
G UNO * . Dec. 17. | Now York IlcrakX. Cable
Fpccini to thoIJuB. ] The American yacht
Inturpld has arrived hero.
Will Pnriloti VoTttlciil Prlsotirrs.
Puu'Doe , V7.--Lo Paris ktates that Picl-
doiit Carnet , on the Is ; of January , will pir-
den all poKtic.il prisoners.
The Great Question at Present Agi
tating English Politics ? "
ALL OTHER TOPICS SET ASIDE.
Gladstone's Followers View His
Condition With Alarm.
LIMITATIONS UPON A LEADER.
Hopes That the Grand Old Man Will
Still Bo the Standard Bearer.
HONORS IN VIEW FOR HARCOURT.
Clininbcrlnln , However , Scheming to
Come to the Front as the Mnu to
Unite tlio Ijibcrnl Factions
About KiiKllKli Politic * .
[ Comyrfyht ISS'liu James ( imtliin Uennttt.1
LONDON' , Dee. 17. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Hni : . ] At the present
moment no subject is more discussed behind
the scenes of political life than the future
leadership of the liberalparty. Gladstone's
followers hope that he will remain at their
head for some tlmo to come.- They cannot
conceal from themselves the fact that ago
places great limitations upon his power of
serving them. These days the leader of a
party must nearly always be at his place in
the house. It is no uncommon thing for him
lo bo there twelve hours at a stretch. The
incessant wear and tear make heavy demands
upon the strongest constitution , nnd nt sev
enty-five no man alive can stand the strain.
Gladstone is physically and intellectually a
prodigy , but all lust session ho was obliged
to go homo at It or 12 o'clock. On a few crit
ical occasions ho remained till 3 or 3 o'clock
In the morning , lookingcaroworn and ghastly ,
leaning back In his scut .with closed eyes and
an aspect of complete exhaustion.
It is Impossible for him to re
peat thcso imprudences much oftcncr.
Practically , then , his successor will bo se
lected before ho retires formally from the
field. Who is it to be ! Some papers talk
Trcvalyun , but ho Is not even in running
trim. The immediate choice can be only be
tween Moricy and Hurcourt. The latter was
placed high for the post of honor last session ,
and in many ways ho earned the gratitude if
not the respect of all Gladstonliins. Ho is
the Sullivan of his party the champion
pugilist of tall , heavy build , arrogant in demeanor
meaner with a loud , strident voice and In
sulting manner towards foes. Ho is a com
batant of a really formidable kind , though
what ho says has very little weight in the
Tlio house of commons , however , Is the
place where battles have been fought out ,
and the man who scores tno largest number
of hard hits is sure to elbow his way to the
front'of that assembly. Hurcourt is ulwnyf
ready for the fray , full of resources , able at
all times and can turn and laugh upon an ad
versary. Ho slashes away with might and
main , and although ho often gets hard
knocks , returns his cultivated contemptuous
sniilo which enables him to look as If ho did
not feel them. If a tory or liberal unionist is
to bo stamped upon nnd rolled over in the
dirt , Hurcourt is the man.
Job Merely is quite useless for this rough
and tumble work. Ho must have time for
the preparation of a speech. Ho invariably
uses voluminous notes. Ho Is neither quick
nor ready in repartee. Other and perhaps
higher qualities for a leader ho may have ,
but a chief must bo able to take scalps when
occasion demands. Gladstone could do it
with a weapon infinitely more polished and
flexible than Hnrcourt's big Irish knife.
Flash went the Damascus blade and the vic
tim lay writhing. No matter with what in
strument the operation may bo performed ,
the power to perform it must bo at the com
mand of the party leader. Nobody will say
that Moricy has shown the slightest sign of
it. . .The rank and file of the Gludstoniuns
are therefore "turning their eyes upon Har-
court. They partly want him and ho is de
termined they shall have him. If Morley
came his way ho would hustle him out of it.
The philosopher would have to make room
for the swashbuckler. Harcourl labored
and intrigued for the pri/o for many years
and no fceblo hand will bo able
to wrest It from him. Only one con
tingency can defeat his hopes. Suppose
Gladstone out of the fight , his homo rule
scheme would undergo great modifications.
Another man would bo able to concede more
to the party for the sake of reconciliation
thnn Gladstone himself. Thcro would bo a
general desire on all sides for a fusion be
tween ttio two wings of the liberal forces.
Somebody would step forward with a plan
for conceding to Ireland a full and perfect
local government. The Purnellltcs might not
accept it until they realized that neither party
would yield mere. The Gludstoniuns would
no longer feel bound to the strict lettcrof the
old programme. The liberals would again
jcm hands ail around and the lories would bo
Hurcourt would go to the wall and some
body would take his place , mosl probably
Chamberlain. I have never believed that ho
was led to America solely by the hope of
settling the question which the two nations
have been tinkering with nearly u hundred
years. Ho is doubtless anxious to study the
United States and Canadian forms of gov
ernment under the most favorable condi
tions and on the spot. Many theories
he had concerning them , but they
were picked second-hand. The American
politicians whom he met would probably tes
tify that he. pumped them nearly dry on the
question of how to set up a fairly indepen
dent local government without trenching
upon th-j prestige and -authority of the gen
eral frgvcrnir.cn' . No doubt ho would like to
settle the fMiorics dispute , too , but failure ,
In that would signify nothing If ho Is able to
bring back a now constitution for Ireland in
his pocket. His Immense shrewdcss In sight
nud clear judgment will enable him to suc
ceed If nny man can. We may possibly live
to see the day when the Irish people may hall
him as their greatest benefactor Instead of
execrating his , name. Hureourt must bo
aware of this danger. Observe what his
position would bo : Hnrtington leading the
reconciled liberal party In the lords , Cham
berlain In the commons. Such a combina
tion would bo hard to beat. Hurcourt as a
political Vicar Hray would hasten to join It.
The lories would find themselves drawn into
a very awkward corner.
These are speculations. They are ex-
remcly likely to turn out realities nt no dis-
Meanwhile we are preparing for the active
vork of the session , The government may
nike up its mind to strengthen the rules of
he house of commons. The mum lines of
low legislation have been settled. Fair trade
l bo smothered. In fact the lending fair
rnders had nothing to do with the recent
Smith will very shortly leave England for
crulso in the Mediterranean. The other
nembcrs of the ministry will escape from
duty for two or thrco weeks. There is no re
organization of the government pending nt
iresent , in spite of the thousand rumors to
he contrary. All reports in the papers on
.hut subject are absolute fictions. Hiirting-
on talks of going to Monte Carlo. Lord Ran
dolph starts on Monday night for St. Peters
burg , via Ucrlin , | not Spain ns the papers
keep on telling Iho British public. He had n
.rcincndous reception at the last public mcet-
ng. Among his audience was Leonard
Jerome , who heard his son-in-law speak for
the first time. A MUMIIHU or PAULIAMCNT.
SALE OF IILOODKU STOCK.
Lord Wolvcrtoil's llrood Mnrcs Disposed -
posed of At Good Prices.
lfS7 In James Gvulun Hctinctt. ]
Loxuox , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] This morning's
Sporting Life will say In relation to the great
sale at Newmarket of the brood marcs qf
the Into Lord Wolvcrton : "Tho great sale
nt Newmarket has given convincing evidence
of the great vitality of the turf , as where
in nny good horses uro to be found thcro is
sure to bo plenty of money to buy them.
The facts show that when judgment has
been used in buj Ing blood stock there need
bo no diminution in value or loss of capital. "
The Elder Tittersall , in assuming the ham
mer , spoke feelingly upon the sad task that
had been set for him and in appreciative terms
of the late nobleman , remarking that the
mures had been purchased almost regardless
of expense. Ono beautiful mare , by Hermit ,
was eagerly sought pftcr from the moment
she entered the ring and was bid up to 1500
guineas. It was a q'ulet ' duel between John
Porter nnd Alee Taylor. Tlio former then
retired nnd Manton , the trainer , was opposed
by a foreign bid or two , but ho very easily
stalled off all opposition nnd got this shapely
daughter by Hermit , evidently in foul to
Isonomy , for ? 9,250. , Agnes Lnfierie , ono of
Lord Wolverton's purchases at Mardcn Deer
park sale , felllo the bid of Count do Hurtcnux
for $2,500. Callsto had slipped her foul
lately and this accounted for the low. price
she made , but her fllly foal , by Hen D'Or ,
n great beauty , realized $1,500 , Mr.
T. Valentino being her purchaser. John
Porter seemed determined to get Fair Vestal ,
the dam of Metul and Upset , and the opposi
tion obliged him to give Sit00 , ! for her , und a
beautiful speculum mare , Funchettc , went to
the same buyer at 53,000. , Galopadc , Mono
Diane took for $3,500 as an addition to his
French stud. Almost immediately after
wards a telegram boy brought a message
from the Duke of Portland to say to go up to
$5,000 for Golden Eye. Mr. Burdctte-Coutts
made two purchases that might suggest
that horses of a higher character than hunters
and trotters will be bred in that gentleman's
paddocks. He bought Katrine , a very good
Blair Athol mare , In foal to Isonomy , for
$2,5T 0 , and then nothing could stall hit * off
Lady Peregrine , and ho silenced all opposi
tion at 4-0,000. Madrida , by Advcnlurer , ou' '
of Devotion , and at twelve years old and ii :
foal to Arbitrator , Mr. Manton got cheap for
$0,230. The sensational bidding now set ii
for Princess Louisa Victoria , another
MnrdcnTDup park purchase , and the dam of
Brawluss , for whom Mr. Burdctt-Coutts
and Alice Taylor were left to flgh
it out , the M. P. going up to
$17,500 , when another $500 decided the batllo
in favor of tlio trainer. Mondroit sold for
$12,500 , when the sale ended. Tom Jennings
sold Lord Earnest to a German sportsman
for $5,000 , and Civltta , a beautiful yearling
fllly by Macaroni out of Gossip , purchased
at the July sales of the Mentmoro lot , was
fancied by Captain Muchell sufficiently to
raise her price to (3,950. There was an im
mense attendance. The appraisal for the
lowest sum was 140,000 , but the net proceeds
were within a fraction of twice that sum.
The New Steel Crwlner , f hicnKo , Pro
nounced n Good Craft.
NEW YOIIK , DccJ 17. [ Special Telegram
to the Bnn. ] Tha stool cruiser , Chicago , re
turned this iuornhv'from her trial trip in
Long Island sound. 'During the run for six
consecutive hours the cruiser made a speed
of over fifteen knots an hour iwhile her en
gines made sixty-eight revolutions n inlnuto
under steady steajn pressure. Whether she
developed ttie nooMtary horse-power during
the entire trip as required by the contract
between the government nnd John Roach has
not been ouicinlly reported but it Is learned
upon good authority that she fell short some
few hundred horse-power. Oftlcers and men
speak in the highest lornis of the good be
havior of Iho craft and regard her as speedy.
They say she Is better than the Boston or the
A Steamer In Distress.
PLYMOUTH , Muss. , Dec. 17. A largo
steamer , apparently In distress , Is in thu
lower harlor. About 0:80 : p. in. whistling
was heard to seaward and the lights of a largo
vessel were discovered. She lies broadside
to the waves. No signals have.been made
since 0:30. : Th'o sea Is smooth and there Is
llttlo surf , but a storm is threatening and her
position will be dnnt'crout in that event.
French People Eager to Know the
Now President's Policy.
THE CABINET RATHER COOL.
_ _ _
High Hopes of Harmony Already
Dashed to the Ground.
A VERY UNRULY MUNICIPALITY.
The City Dads of Paris Causing a
. Good Deal of Trouble.
STEPS FOR THEIR SUPPRESSION.
A Visit to the fltmtlos of lending
Parisian Painters Sonic of the
Attractions For tlio
AVIint isCnrnot Going to Do ?
[ Coi > yr/y7it / tSSilu James Onitlim ItciMttt. ]
PAUI , ( via Havre ) , Dec. 17. [ New York
Herald Cable Special to the Bini.l Presi
dent Carnet has now been a fortnight in of
fice. 'Ho has formed his ministry , announced
Is programme , nnd now Franco is rather
skeptically waiting to sec what will como of
t all. The president nnd his cnbient have
been rather cool. In the first Hush of en
thusiasm aroused by the reuniting of the
republican forces high hopes were enter
tained for the future. Already , however ,
there are signs of n rift in the republican
lute , * nd ere long wo may again seethe rad
icals and moderates at issue.
One of the first causes of trouble is likely
to bo the Paris municipal council. The re
bellious altitude of the city authorities dur
ing the presidential crisis , when the blun-
imtsts and communists were allowed to or
ganize a riot in the very rooms of the Hotel
do Villc , has awakened the government to the
danger of giving the council so much license
to air its theories. Tirurd , the new premier ,
s here , determined not to leer at any further
seditious freiiks at the municipal palace nnd
to keep a check on unruly radicals. Ho
thinks of insisting on making the prefect of
the Seine , take up his ofllco nnd reside at the
Hotel do Vlllc , a move which will certainly
excite Iho wild wrath of the majority of the
council. If resistance Is attempted the gov
ernment Is prepared to adopt strong meas
ures , and , if necessary , dissolve or suppress
the council , but several weeks may elnpso
before the conflict comes. Meanwhile everyone
ono hopes for a political peaceful reign In
Madame Cnrnot appears to bo a very ener
getic character , with Catholic leanings. She
is believed to have brought her personal in
flucnco to bear upon her husband to Induce
him to adopt n conciliatory policy toward
the church. The other day n caller at the
Elysee Involuntarily overheard n lively inter
change of ideas on Iho subject. The wife ol
the president spoke up warmly in behalf of
"The poor priests , " urged her husband to de
fend them against persecution , and reserve
his strength for lighting the ultra-radical op
Wilson sticks to his intention of resuming
his scat in the chamber of deputies. If ho
docs so a number of radical deputies vow that
they will leave the house. Their example is
likely to bo followed by many of their mon
Some Gems To Ito Kxhltcd nt the Next
\Copurlulit \ IS&7 liil James Gordon licnnctt. ]
PAIHS , Dec. 17. [ New York Hcrulc
Cable Special to the BUG. ] Althougl
rather early to talk about the next salon , the
Herald correspondent has made the round of
the different studios in Paris and found sev
eral finished paintings , others half coin
plelcd , and a few partly under way. Thcro
will bo an unusual number of portraits. Bon
nut will exhibit portraits of Cardinal Lnvl
gerio and Jules Ferry. Carbanoll will send
portraits of Mrs. Van Loon , nnd Mrs. Lcitcr ,
Miss Dodson is doing ono of Mrs. Goodrich ,
of Boston , , Carolus Dcuran will exhibit
portraits of Mr , W. 1C. Vanderbilt nnd M.
Pasteur. Julius Alfred Stevens does not ap
prove of the sulon nnd therefore will not ex
hibit , but has just sold n largo Ophelia to
M. Prosper Cubic , a Belgian senator , for
00,000 francs. Munkacsky also will not send
to the salon. Ho Is painting a celling for the
museum nt Vienna , und finishing. F. A ,
Bridgman Is at work on n life-sized oricntiu
figure called "A Summer Evening , " and the
interior of a country villa at Algiers. Miss
Elizabeth Strong , the American animu
painter , has Uvo line sellers for Ihe salon.
Stewart expects to send in a couple of per
traits. Henry Moslcr is at work on H. II
Warner's second order "Tho White Captive. '
Alexander Harrison will send u largo paint
Ing of flvo nude female figures bathing in Iho
surf nt twilight. Munkacsky Is at
work on a painting called La Chanson repre
senting the interior of a quaint , picturesque
room with n girl singing to the nccompanl
incut of nmandolin to her aged grandmother
who sits In full daylight at the window. Mrs
Eliza Gredtorc will send thrco etchings o
the Somerindykc , housetho homo of Louis
Philllppo during his visit to New York. The
second is an arch of the brook on the ok
Rivers estate on Seventy-fifth street and the
East river ; the third Is the homo of
Alexander Hamilton at Wachlngtoi
Heights. Kate Gredtoro is doing water
color of rare chrysanthemums. Mrs. Eliza
belli Gardener will send the "Two Mothers ; '
tin interior In Auvtirglne , rcprcscnling u
mother with a baby in a cradle and by her
side "a youngster throwing crumbs to a hen
nnd chickens. Bougwereau has two largo
canvasses nearly ready , The first Is callct
"Sorrow" and the 'last "Tho Bather.1
The former represents Adam and Evi
mourning .over the dead body of Abol.
The background is n dark , wild
amlscapc. Adam Is seated on n rock
lolding on his knees his lifeless
son , while Kvo Is kneeling with her face
mrled on her companion's shoulder. "Tho
lather" is a llfo sized nude llguro by a brook ,
icr violet drapery is tin-own on rock by her
side , making n bright contrast to the delicate
Ints of the llguro. Modest Anthony will
soon hnvo to come over to reform Purls.
PcrHonnl Points From 1'nrls.
ICnwiHgM JSS7 l > n Jitmtt Gunton HfiwclM
PAIHS ( via Havre ) , Dec. 17. [ New York
Herald Cable Special to the Bcc.1 The en-
jacemenl of Miss Mary Hooper , daughter of
William Hooper , to Marquis d' Adda Sal-
vutcrru , of Milan , is formally announced to
take place the middle of January.
Mr. and Mrs. Blulnc , Miss Blulno nnd
Miss Abigail Dodge ( Gall Hamilton ) , left
this morning for Marseilles via Halo and
northern Italy. From Marseilles Blalne
thinks seriously of going to Algiers , whence
ho may sail for Naples. Ho has left his
heavy luggage In Purls.
He TlilnkH tlio Crown PrlnCc IH Some-
JM > 7 liu Jamcf Gnntnn lieixiflf.l
SAN KG.MO , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald
Cubic Special to the BUG. ] Dr. Mcken/lo
does not slniro the ultra pessimist views of
the Grrmun papers in regard to the crown
prince. 1 have had several interviews with
Sir Morrcll since his return. Ho says In
chronic cases like that of the crown prince
really very little Is to bo said except when u
chan go occnrs. Mackenzie said of the crown
prince's hope of soon being able to servo his
futherlund ugnln :
"SangulnciicBs Is of course n question of
trniioi ] amcnt anoj > pinionbut the fact remains
that cancer patients are not inclined to bo
sanguine , but arc more Inclined to think they
arc about to die. The disease has never been
absolutely proved to be a cancer. On the oc
casion of my last visil I was inclined lo think
He is on his way to Algiers to sren patient
and * -lll bo absent n week. On his return
ho tells mo he will halt at San Rcmo again.
Before I left I asked him whether it wouldbe |
correct to say lhat his views are still us fa
vorable as throughout the present stay.
"Certainly , " replied Mackenzie.
From an independent source I hear there
Is strong doubt concerning Ihc exlsleneo of n
cancer. According to Mackenzie himself
the healing of the growth , which appeared
at Baucno , is extraordinary if the malady is
a cancer. The new swelling in the prince's
throat is higher up than the other , only the
size of a split pea and within easy reach.
If it docs not increase there will bo no surgi
cal operation. Tlio doctors held an hour's
consultation last night to arrange treatment
nnd issued a bulletin of a tolerably reassur
The Duke of Edinburg arrived here at 7
o'clock nnd was met at the station , by the
crown princess. The imperial family to
night arc dining at the .Villa JSIrlo.
A Fox Hunt at
ICnpj/rfo/if / i4S7 tin James Guitlon Ilcnncd. ' ]
BiAiiuiT , Dec. 17. [ New Yoric Herald
Cable Special to the Bci : . ] The Biarritz
and Bayonne fox hounds had a very lively
day's sport this afternoon. It was at No-
grosse and a drug was laid from there towards
Arcanques , a picturesque little corner of
Pays-Bnzque. There was u fair field of ubout
forty. Many carnages came to the meet
and scores of pretty young ladies
followed very pluckily , despite the
drenching rain. In the absence of their
master , M. Pierre Lasccllc , who was laid up
with a slight fever , the hounds were hunted
by Prince Glacomo Psignatclli. I netlccd
among Ihc field the inadamcs Princess
Pignalclli , Countess Ducatcllo , Mile. D'Hur-
court , Comte und Comtcsso Altavulturs , Mr.
and Miss Van Sitters , Mr. nnd Mrs. Levine ,
charming little Miss Hecrcn , who , on her
litllo dark brown pony , rode splendidly , tak
ing live-feet walls und rail' fences , Mrs. Mcl-
lor , whoso groom cumo to grief In an
almost Impussablo ditch , Rev. Mac-
kcllnr , Miss Bclluins , Mrs. Hccren and
ex-Master M. Dubric West and Count
Baker. M. Durrulo , who hud a very bud full
in the open , where his horse bolted and
slipped with him , falling on him nnd bruis
ing him badly , was also present. The hounds
checked near Arcunqucs and run n good bag
man to carlh near St. Barbes. This country
could bo made ono of the best hunting coun-
rics In the world If Iho ICnglish and Amer
icans , who puss such pleasant winters here ,
would only put their hands in their pockets
generously as they do in a sister town.
Sullivan nt Cork.
[ Coj > i/rf0M / 1(6 ? by Jamc * Gnnlnn lltnntU. ]
Bci.rAST , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald Ca
bio Special to Tnc Br.c. ] The scenes at
tending Iho arrival , rcceplion and treatment
of Sullivan in the other Irish cities , us re
ported during Iho past wcelc in local news
papers , were simply repeated hero to
day and this evening Perhaps he was a llttcl
moro warm than heretofore in
referring to ftiltchell , whom ho
said "hud hounded him , " but ho referred
magnanimously to Smith , with whom ho hud
sympathy , nnd ngulnst Kllraln , Ills bout
withAshlon | took place In Ulster hull hfcforo n
largo nnd enthusiastic audience , und gave
grcut satisfaction. Ho and his pnrty caught
the midnight steamboat for Glasgow.
Slneu'H of War.
LONDON' , Dec. 17. A dispatch from Vienna
says the delegation will vote 20,000,000 Hoi-ins
to the government in the event of prepara
tions being made for war.
Honored Uy the Sultan.
COKSTANTINOPI.K , Doo. 17.--Their.iUan gave
n cordial reception to-day to Vanduibllt mid
Strauss , the American minister , Ahuicc
Pusha conductc.l Mr. Vanderbilt to his cur
An Ilxornlilc .SiMilt'itced to Death.
COIIK , Dec. 17. Burgeon Major Cross bus
been found.gullt'y In the Cons assizes of the
murder of Ills' wife by poisealug'and has br.cn
sentenced to dtulh. ,
DR. PARKER'S TRICK.
A London Journal's Comment on
His American Experiences.
IT GIVES HIM HARD KNOCKS.
The Pastor Arrives Just In Time to
HOW AN EDITOR FOOLED HIM.
Ho Was | After Unrighteous Mam *
mon But Made a Mistake.
HELD UP TO ENGLISH RIDICULE.
Gladstone Will Prolmltly Not Itrcclvo
tlio Rovereml ty'iitlemnii With
JllH UMIU ! Cordiality A
A Wnrni KIM
1SS7 lu Jitmti.dunlnn HmiifH.1
LO.NDOX , Dec. 17. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Hin.1 : Rev. Dr. Par.
kcr arrived in London this evening. Ho will
doubtless bo surprised to read what every
society weekly and all the leading London
nnd provincial newspapers have said about
him during his week on the Atlantic. HOr
will doubtless not bo pleased with an article
In to day's Whitehall Review , which thus
"The sequel to Dr. Parker's mercantile resolution
elution is soon told. Mindful that ho had
himself exhorted his hearers not to despise
the mammon of unriirheousness , Dr. Parker
proceeded to deal with the mammon of the
JS'ew York press. Ho had not the courtesy to
address ono editor at a lime. Ho thought ,
nnd wo use this word advisedly , ha
know a trick worth exactly three of that ,
so ho wrote and offered his nrtlola
about Mr. Gladstone to thrco editors. Tho-
editor of the New York Herald wus , however -
over , very wide awake when Dr. Par
ker's lelter reached him. The editor stood
tighast when ho read Dr. Parker's confes
sion : 'It is only fair on my part to stato-
Uuit I nuiUo this communication to thrco of
the greatest American dailies , nnd that [ onai
which shows the grcntest enterprise shall
huvo Iho contract. ' The umaroment of the
editor , however , soon changed to a smile as
he studied present day history. The editor
knew that Mr. Gladstone hud , ns.u states
man or public character , ' practically ceased
to exist , and the editor also thought it would
bo cheaper to publish Dr. _ Parker. ' *
letlcr , which had no prlc'o attached
to it , thnn to risk bidding to
n largo figure for even a piquunlly written
article about Mr , Gladstone. Besides , by
the publication of Dr. Parker's letter , ho put
the other Iwo editors on the alert , and as a
grand finale ho exposed Dr. Parker to the.
ridicule of the world. The next time Dr.
Parker goes to America ho will have to getup
up very early if ho means to get Iho better of
New York editors , and the next lime Dr.
Parker goes to Hnwarden ho must not bo
surprised if , when ho asks pointed questions ,
his host , Mr. Gladstone , may bo observed to
conceal his tongue In his cheek nnd to close
ono of his eyes. Keillors uro in the hubit of
receiving strnngo and oftentimes very dictatorial
rial letters. It is seldom , however , that the
communications are impudent. Wo confess
lo thinking that Dr. Parker's letter was not
only arrogant but impudent , both to the thrco
editors to whom it was sent and to Mr.
Gladstone. It Is , wo know , no trouble for
Mr. Gladstone or for ono of his family to
write to the newspapers. It would bo In
teresting , therefore , to learn ' from head
quarters whether Dr. Parker's offer to the
American editors was mere speculation or
whether ho had arranged with Mr. Gladstone
to Interview him almost immediately on his
return to England , nnd whether Mr. Glad
stone was agreeable that his remarks should
bo communicated to tlio most enterprising
American editor ns piquant , graphic ,
und , If proper , in n degree dra
matic. It Is true that In his
letter Dr. Parker explained that ho Intended
to invite Mr. Gludslouo to favor him with
comments upon various interesting mutton )
rclutlng to English politics and to American
institutions , but ns Iho length of thcso com
ments ns they would appear in print , was al
ready calculated to occupy about six columns
of such a paper as the Now York Herald-it
looks very much ns If the article had already
been written and that hud nny American edi
tor been enterprising enough to have bid a
long price for it ho would huvo got it thcro and
then , and thus have sent Dr. Parker homo n
richer and happier man. Luckily , It may bo
some tlmo before Dr. Parker icasccnds hi *
own pulpit at the City Temple , for wo should
bo sorry that on his first appciirasuo nfter
a tour , clerical und journalistic , In the United
States , ho should bo greeted with cheer * ,
tears und laughter. Later on , perhaps , Dr.
Parker will give us so.nethlng equally as
plqnunt ns his teller lo Iho American editors
is , nnd wo promise that wo shall luugh very
loud nt it. "
This arllclo Is really an echo of whut a _
hundred other Journals have substantially , , j
uttered. Mr. Parker's reply will doubtless
b < j vigorous. * '
KiiKlnnd and IIio I'ope.
ROMK , Deo. 17. The pope to-duy gave
audience to the duke of Norfolk. The duke
expressed the congratulations of Queen
Victoria on the pupnl jubllco nnd her thanks
for the mission of Mgr. Scllla on ( ho occasion
of her own jubilee. The pope replied that ho
was deeply moved by these pioofs of friend ;
ship on the part of thu queen and hoped an
exchange of sentiments of affection would
not bo limited to the present exceptional
circumstances , but would al o make its Influence
fluence- felt on other occasions , Ho was
animated , he said , by feelings of the greatest
affection fcr the Kngllsh people.
Now York Cabmen Strike.
NKW YoitK , Dec. 17. A cabmen's strlkf.
began in this city to-duy.
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