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THE OMAHA- DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , FRIDAY. MORNING. FEBRUARY 3 , 1888 , NUMBER. 200.
A COLD DAY FOR MR , KENNA ,
Bhermnn Mnkos it Very Chilly For
West Virginia's Senator.
HIGHER RATES OF POSTAGE.
Wore Discrimination In Second-Class
Matter KlakliiR on Newspaper
Enterprise IIIIH | Kciirney Hot
The UrltUli Treaty.
Tackled tlie "Wrong Man.
WASHINGTON HUIIKAU TUB OMUIA Hr.E , |
513 FotuiTKr.NTii STiinET , V
WASIIINCITON , D. C. , Feb. 2. I
It Is safe to suy that no democratic senator
will hereafter precipitate 11 controversy with
John Sherman , of Ohio. The lesson ho
taught , Mr. Kcnna , of West Virginia , thin
afternoon will have 11 very potential influence
upon all of the men who Sit on the west side
of the senate chamber. Mr. Kenna Is one of
the brightest democrats In the senate. Ho
Is an orator and a clear thlnkor. For weeks
he has been preparing n speech which waste
to bo an endorsement of the policy of the
administration on the surplus , customs duo ,
and Internal taxation. It was to bo "an nn-
B\vor" to Senator Sherman's speech of a few
days ago. When Mr. Ken tin arose at 2
o'clock this afternoon the galleries were well
filled with his friends and almost every
democratic senator was In his scat. The re
publican senators also gave him a good
audience , Mr. Sherman remaining in his seat
throughout the entire speech , which was
largely devoted to Mr. Sherman and par
took in a surprising degree of
personal Itch. Ho charged Mr. Sherman
with having changed his position several
t'mcs ' , while In the senate , on customs dues
nnd Internal taxation , etc. , and with being
responsible for the enactment of the immi
gration law in 18H ( , which had the elTcct of
bringing a largo number of foreigners to this
country. Mr. Sherman was on his feet in n
twinkling at the conclusion of the West Vir
ginia senator's remarks , and the oldest ob
server of congressional proceedings does not
remember of any man ever having so com
pletely obliterated the arguments of another
ns did Mr. Sherman wipe out the assertions
of the man who had Just spoken. Mr. Mnn-
derson occupied the chair of the president of
the senate , and three or four times was com
pelled to admonish the people in the gal
leries that unless they ceased the uproarous
applause ho would bo compelled to force
them out. The applause at times was al
most deafening. Mr. Sherman acknowl
edged that he had voted for a reduction of
the wool tariff nnd an increase of
the tariff on wool , that he voted the
internal taxes up and down ; but ho
declared that in all the years ho had
stood In congress , nnd during the
period of changing times that ho has been a
bcrvant of the people , if ho had never changed
his position on'public affairs ho would bo un
worthy to servo any people. lie acknowl
edged that ho did nil ho could In lbJ4 ( to se
cure the passage of the bill which had
brought n great many foreigners to this
country , hut that was during the war , when
the north had 2,000,000 men in the south
Htrlvlng to strangle the serpent of rebellion.
Ho was willing at thuttlmoto ; do anything ho
could to thwart the designs of the democracy ,
Btriko down the shackles of slavery , and put
nn end to the rebellion. The immigration
law passed at that time had done much to
bring about the desired end. It had brought
us soldiers and laborers , and he never hud
occasion to regret that law.
Mr. Sherman appeared at his best , and has
probably never delivered n speech in the
senate which will do him so much Justice nnd
favor as the ono ho spoke in a few minutes
nnd which not only nnnlhlhitCU the speech of
Mr. Konnii , but exposed the hypocracy and
weakness of the administration.
11IUIIEU 1IXTUS OF I'OSTAOE.
The houho passed n bill to-day reclasslfy-
ing second-class mall matter , which is of
great importance to newspaper and other
publishers , ns well as the public generally.
Two years ago , at the earnest solicitation of
the newspaper publishers , the mail rate for
regularly published newspapers and period
icals was reduced to 1 cent u pound. The at
torney general so construed the law as to admit
nil publications issued regularly to regular
subscribers , nnd the yellow-back novels and
quack medicine pamphlets nnd schemes , and
all of the trashy periodicals came in at the
lame ruto as newspapers and legitimate
periodicals. The bill which the house passed
to-day by a vote of 145 to 110 admits at I cent
n pound only the legitimate newspapers and
periodicals of the news nnd literary
classes , and cuts out and requires
to pay 8 cents n pound all serials
nnd novels and quack stuffs , published us ad
vertisements , etc. , at stated intervals and
pent to regular addresses for the purpose of
coming in at the cheap rate. There was u
strong light mndo against the bill on the
ground that the present law had increased
the circulation to a largo degree of much cur
rent literature , which was very desirable ,
but this was met by n statement that while
novels nnd disreputable publications Issued
monthly could go through the mails at 1 cent
n pound , the liiblo and school books must
pay 8 cents a pound. The postoftico depart
ment has found that the present cheap rate
postage matter has been a great loss , and has
udvlscd the enactment of this law , which
will exclude the illegitimate and undesirable
publications , and yet admit newspapers and
magazines ui the lowest nttc , ns now.
A , TAHITI' MAK MAKES A now.
The democrat * of the house committee on
Ways and means have been and are holding
their tariff consultation In a private room at
the treasury department almost every even
ing. It cnmo to one or two members of the
committee at the meeting this evening that
the Hr.K had published in these dispatches a
correct outline of the measure as lur us pre
pared , and there was quite a snarl over it.
Some ot the members insisted that others
had been leaking , and an agreement was ar
rived ut by which none of them nro to talk to
outsiders about the progress of the bill or Uio
features it will embrace till it bus been laid
before the full commiUeo on ways and means-
KKAIINUY 11110 S VIOLENT.
Denis Kearney , the somewhat famous
Baudlot agitator of San Fr.utcisco , nuulo uu
almost violent speech before the house com
mittee on foreign affairs to-day in support of
the bill which was Introduced by Cummiugs ,
of Now York , absolutely prohibiting Chinese
Immigration under any and all circumstances.
Kearney had with him n largo map showing
the Chinese dens in the heart of San Fran
cisco , and his description of how the Chinese
lived in hovels on rats , snakes and snails ,
burrowing under the ground in tilth and ver
min , and disseminating disease and
pestulance , driving white people
from the vicinity , maintaining 1WI
gambling dens and sixty-seven houses of
prostitution within the coiillncs of nlnu
blocks , almost miido the hair of some mem
bers of the committee curl. Kearney de
clared that so long as the Chinese were al
lowed to exist on the P.icitlo slope there was
no respectable vocation in which the Tli.OiH
school children in San Francisco ulono couhl
engage when they nro thrown out upon thcii
own resources , us no white person would
learn u trade followed by thoChlnaman when
ho or she would have to stand beside tin
Mongolian nnd compete with him.
During his delineation of the horrors ol
Chinese life In San Francisco Mr. Hitt , ol
Illinois , who does not believe in extreme
measures to exclude Immlgratiou , engaged
Kearney In a cross-examination which en
raged the agitator and nuulo him declare thai
he would go into Hilts' district during UK
campaign and make his constituents pelt bin :
With drud cats , rats , snakes and baked snails
which ho said Mr. Hltts would have his cou
Btituents feed upon.
Kearney is such uu ovcry-day , honest
faced , earnest Irislunuii ns 0116 meets ou tin
rtmu au < i lu lUo workshops ; Is probabl ;
forty years old , of medium height , rnthor
heayllybuilt , has abroad but low forehead
and expansive face , nnd a small brown
moustache. He Is going to nsk for a hearing
before the senate committee on foreign rela
tions on the same subject ho talked about to
THE imiTISIt r.XTtlADITION THEATV.
Tliron secret sessions of the senate have
> een held during the past week for the con-
Idcrution of the extradition treaty with
_ real Britain , which is intended to give the
United States opportunity to bring back her
"ofaultlng bajik cashiers , county nnd other
ftlcials who have absconded with valuables ,
Jill to enable Great Hritulu to capture the
cnluns who plot ugaititt Queen Victoria's in-
ititutions. Kach time Senator Rlddlcbcrgcr ,
f Virginia , has taken the Moor ami occupied
lie time in demanding that the treaty be con-
ildcrcd in open session , where the country
, vill have an opportunity to know tvhat is
aid nnd done. Kach time the scs-
ion lias been adjourned to avoid
words of an unpleasant character. Mr.
"Jiddleocrger is violently opposed to the
.rcaty and says that it l.s an Injustice to all
rish-Amorieuii eltlrcns and to nil who favor
lomu rule for Ireland. Senators Vance and
Custis and a number of others arc on the
ildu of Klddluhcrgcr in ills opposition to the
reuty , and it looks as though he would bring
ibout thu defeat of its ratilicatlon if his do-
nand for its consideration in open session Is
: iot complied with. Senator Hlddlcberger's
ilght for open session to consider much of
thu mutter that Is now acted upon behind
closed doors is winning great favor through
out ttio east , where executive sessions are
regarded ns having no place in the events of
the present time.
CAMFDKSIA'II FKIIIT FOH THE CONVENTION' .
Thu California delegation to secure for San
Francisco the next democratic national noin-
nating convention has arrived and is work-
ng up the boom in splendid shape. They nro
ik lot of brainy and enterprising and gentle
manly fellows , and are offering inducements
for .tho convention which are sure to have un
cffe'ct. They guarantee round-trip tickets to
' San Francisco fiom all sections of the cast
'or fclli , so Unit those who are not delegates
ivill bo afforded easy means of transportation - ,
tion , wliilo the delegates arc to bo trans-
lortcd free. The national committee meets
icro on the 22d inst. , and the Californians
will have n great deal of help in their efforts
by states very considerably to the east of the
KOU Till ! FOUllTH IOWA VOI.UNTEEIIS.
Mr. Manderson reported to the senate to
day from the committee on military affairs ,
the bill of Mr. Wilson for the relief of the
volunteers of the Fourtli regiment of lown
infantry. The committee recommends that
action on the bill be indefinitely postponed ,
as the relief sought is provided for by a gen
crul bill on the subject.
HI'IIAKint CAIlI.lbl.i : AT THE CAI'lTOt , .
The speaker returned from Fortress Mon
roe yesterday much improved in health and
visited the capitol tills morning. He immed
iately gave his attention to the question of
the library committees , and the house mem
bership will bo reduced three as the statute
prescribes. It Is suggested that instead of
endeavoring to enlarge the numbers of the
library committee , that the house shall create
a new committee to co-operato with that of
thu senate on additional accommodations for
the library. The mutter may bo settled in
In response to questions of his friends as to
his health the speaker replied that ho was
much improved but still quite weak. He will
likely preside over the house to-morrow.
I'KUSOXAI , AND Ui.Xr.lAI : ! , .
Mrs. Manderson received this afternoon ,
assisted by Mrs. General McCook and Mrs.
General Dandy , Miss King and a number of
other well known ladies of this city.
Hugh Murphy and Councilman Lowry , of
Omaha , are in the city taking in the sights.
Samuel W. McMillen , of Iowa , was to-day
promoted from JUOO to $1,000 a year in the
postofllco department and transferred to the
office of the third assistant postmaster gen
era ! from the money order ofllco.
The groundhog saw his shadow from a
bright warm sun to-day and there are to bo
six more weeks of'Winter here.
PEUHY S. HEVTII ,
Ncbraakn and lown Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Pensions were granted to the
following Nebraskutis to-day : Original
Gcorgo W. Howard , Chudron ; Patrick
Lally , Omaha'1 , Matgarct , widow of James
A. Nelson , Sidney.
Pensions for lowans : Original Martin
Kocstcr , Mnlcom ; Harvey M. Ueed , India-
nolu : William Ewing. Morning Sun ; Lyman
P. Minor , Hudd ; William F. Wing , Cincin
nati. Increase Frank E. Landers , Webster
City ; Leonard V. Anderson , Anamosu ; Arm-
stead M. Keed , Lucas. Reissued Napoleon
Throw , Fort Dodge. Original Mclvina ,
widow of Anthony W. Mullen , Mason City.
Mexican Wur Frances , widow of Allen
Major , Commerce ; Thaddeus C. Scamonds ,
WVSIUNOTON , Feb. U. [ Special Telegram
to the I3EE.1 Leaves of absence have been
granted to Captain James M. Ilopcr , Eighth
cavalry , for twenty days ; to Captain A. U.
Chaffec , Sixth cavalry , for ono month ; to
Captain James A. Haughcy , Twenty-first in
fantry , for six months.
The orders of January 11 last to First
Lieutenant II. E. Waterman , corus of en
gineers , have been revoked.
Colonel John G. Parke , corps of engineers ,
superintendent of the military academy , has
been ordered to repair to Washington on pub-
The superintendent of the recruiting ser
vice has been ordered to forward fifty recruits -
cruits to the Eighth cavalry , twenty-live re
cruits to the Fifth cavalry , forty recruits to
the Tenth cavalry , and twenty-live recruits
to the Sixth cavalry.
WASHINGTON , Feb. a. The senate made the
following confirmations to-day : Postmaster
L. W. Gcote , Independence , la. ; Seconi :
Lieutenant McBlair to bo llrst lieutenant
Ninth regiment ) of cavalry ; register of tno
laud ofllce J. N. Murklcy , Niobrara , Neb.
American Pork Itarrctl Out.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. United States Con
sul Blfwing , at Stockholm , has informed the
state department that the Swedish govern
ment lias declared against the Importation ol
pork from ttio United States unless it is wel
salted. The consul says the order is foundei
on a report that a hog pestilence is raging ii
the United States.
The Ilonnty Dill. .
WASIIINOTON , Feb. 2. The bill authorizing
the consideration of the claims of nil holder !
nnd all their heirs who may have been dcnicc
the bounty of $100 granted by the act o
April 22 , 1SJ , under any construction of the
net which has since been modified or re
scindcd , was to-day reported favorably b ;
Senator Cockrcll from the committee 01
military affairs. It limits the bcncllts to bo
derived from the bill to soldiers who enlisted
prior to July 22 , 1NH , under the president's
proclamation of May 3 , IbOl.
Veteran IJCKUlatnrri Meet.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 2. The reunion am
banquet of the survivors of the Thirty-fourtl
congress to-day brought together twelve gen
tlenien of national fame and historic promi
ncnco : Two ox-speakers , Banks and Grow
Senators Sherman nnd Morrlll , ox-Senator
Cragin. and Messrs. William M. Cumback
James II. Campbell , Uussell Sago , Abrahun
Waketnaii. C. T. Stranuban , T. P. . Flagcr
and Guy It. Pulton , The reception of the
veteran legislators was largely attended.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegran
to the HCK. ] The following Nebrash'a post-
musters were appointed to-day : Ashley II
Kicker , Colborgan , Pierce county , vice Wll
liani Klitzke , resigned ; lionM , McLean
Koya Palm county , vice William S. Uowan
The Dcllolcnoy Hill Approved.
WASHINGTON. , Feb. 2. Tlje presidentto-daj
approved the act making appropriations t
supply dellclcncies in.appropriations for th
fiscal year railing JCmc 'M , liiT , uud. making
pproprlntlon to carry Into effect the pi-oris
ons of the act of March 2 , Ibb" , In reference
o agriculture stations.
The Pacific llnllrniul Committee.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. President Ingalls
announced the appointment of the following
ipcclal committee on Pacific railroad funding
) llls nnd president's ' message nnd committee
eports : Messrs. Frye , Dnwcs , Hiscock ,
Davis , Morgan , Butler and Hearst.
Denis Kcnrncy In AVnqlilngton.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. Denis Kearney , of
San Francisco , talked to the house committee
on foreign affairs nn hour this morning In
upportof the CummIngs bill prohibiting
National Cnpltnl Notes.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 2. The senate com
mittee on commerce has authorized a favor
able icporton the Dlnglcy ( house ) bill relat-
ng to navigation ana for other purposes ,
DAHHKI ) TO DKATH.
The Terrible Kate Wliicli ncfell Two
HIstcrH at Pttehlo.
PUEHI.O , Col. , Feb. 2. [ Spocinl Telegram
o the BEE. ] A terrible runaway accident ,
vhich resulted fatally , occurred here at 1 to-
lay. E. A. Martin , n real estate agent , was
Iriving on the "Mesa" with the Misses Flora
and Charity Uobb , two elderly sisters who
were examining certain property on which
they were to loan money. While they were
msslng over the ground , the neckyoko be
came loose and let the tongue fall to the
round. The horses , n high-spirited team ,
started to run away. Martin held them for n
moment , calling to the ladies , who were
sitting in the rear end , to Jump. Thinking
.hey had done so , ho Jumped himself and on
liming around was horrified by seeing the
adtes still sitting in the carriage.
The lines were Jerked from Martin's hands
ind the team dashed over the country over
uilf a mile , when it collided with some trees ,
smashing the vehicle into kindling wood.
Flora Hobb was thrown violently forward ,
icr head striking ono of them. Her neck
, vas broken and she died in half an hour.
Jharity had her right thigh broken In two
ilaccs , right arm broken nnd left ankle dis-
ocutcd , and was otherwise severely bruised ,
ilor recovery is extremely doubtful. Martin
was slightly bruised by being dragged by the
lines. The mother of the girls died last week
nnd was buried Sunday. They had disposed
of the property hero with the Intention of
joining their relatives in Missouri and in
tended leaving to-morrow , or us soon as this
real estate transaction could be closed.
ONE OF THE INMATES.
The New York Cripple Hospital Fired
Uy a Little Girl.
NEWYOHK , Feb. 2. Last Sunday night
there was a fire in the hospital for the rup
tured and crippled which resulted in a panic
among the children and the death of ono of
the domestics employed In the institution. It
was evidently of incendiary origin , but there
was not the slightest clue to the culprit. The
lire marshal has been closely investigating
the matter ever since and this afternoon
reached a rather astonishing solution of the
mystery. Since the fire of Sunday other at
tempts to fire the building by placing matches
on the register in such a way that there igni
tion would quickly start n conflagra
tion , have been made. This afternoon
another and nearly successful attempt was
made by setting fire to a lot of linen in a
drawer. The fire department was railed nnd
another panic among the cripples ensued , but
fortunately the fire was soon put out uiid no
body was hurt. Ono of the patients , Alary
Wilson , a pretty and engaging child of eleven
years , was discovered sneaking away from
a spot where the fire was discovered and
the fire marshal , whoso suspicions already
pointed toward her , taxed her with the
crime. She at first stoutly denied it , but
finally broke down nnd confessed that she
had made half n dozen attempts to burn the
hospital. She did not know why she did it.
A physician who examined her says she is
atllictcd with pyromania.
PAHDON ASKED FOR MAOKIN ,
Ills Wlib to Present a Strong Petition
to Governor Ofjlcuhy.
CHICAGO , Feb. 2. Mrs. Joseph C. Mackin ,
wife of the celebrated ballot-box stuffcr , now
serving a sentence in Jollet prison for per
jury , is in Springfield , nnd will at the first
opportunity , present to Governor Oglcsby
petitions and letters praying for a pardon
for her husband. Mrs. Mackin has letters
from Judge Blodgct , who presided nt the
trial , Judge Tuthell , who while district at
torney prosecuted Mackin , Judge Moran , who
tried and convicted him in the state courts ,
Mayor Uocho , Comptroller Barlev , Gcorgo
U. Davis , Gcorgo 11. Swift , Judge Grinnell ,
who , us state's attorney , prosecuted Mackin
for perjury , every newspaper editor In the
city , Senator Farwell , Colonel Abner Taylor ,
seven of the circuit and superior court Judges ,
Charles L. Hutchinson , president of the
board of trade , Lyman J. Gage , P. D. Ar
mour and a holt of other prominent business
men , besides the Jurors who convicted him In
Josef Hoffman Not Overworked.
NEW YOIIK , Feb. 2. Josef Hoffman , the
boy pianist , underwent an cxamanination in
the mayor's ofllco to-day ns a result of the
complaint that ho was being overworked ,
made by President Gerry of tho. Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The
doctors concluded the boy's physical and
mental conditions were in good order. The
mayor decided that the young player should
be allowed to give four performances a week.
Trouble in the Coal Regions.
RmuiNO , Pa. , Feb. 2. Moro trouble oc
curred In the coal regions this moaning.
Some twenty-five foreigners who were on
their way to work at the William Pcun col
liery were shot at and driven back home.
Coal and Iron police nro on duty heavily
armed with carbines , nnd this force will bo
doubled to protect non-union men ou their
The Shock Killed Her.
CHICAGO , Feb. 2. Mrs. Alvali W. Briggs ,
postmistress at the Cottage avenue branch ol
the Chicago poslofllcc , died yesterday undei
distressing circumstances. On the previous
day her husband dropped deud after leaving
the house in perfect health , and when Mrs.
Hriggs was made awuro of her bercuvemcnl
she went into a scries of fainting fits which
ended in her death.
The Gould and SIIKO Case.
NEW YOIIK , Feb. 2. Counsel for
Gould and Sago nnd for the bondholders of
the Kansas Pacltlo railroad company , up
peared before District Attorney Follows to
day to argue for and against an indictment
for larceny against Gould and Sago. The
district attorney will probably give his de
cisiou in a fortnight.
Slicrltlaii Lionized in Boston.
HOSTON , Feb. 2. General Sheridan wn <
driven around the city this morning nnd was
greeted everywhere by tremendous crowds
who cheered him wildly. A reception was
given in Fancuil hall ut noon and the place
was packed , the crowds extending far ou
Into the street.
The Flro'Itecord. *
BUOWN'S VAM.EV , Minn. , Feb. 2. This
town , which has been so long blockaded bj
the blizzard , was visited by a fire early this
morning which caused n loss of $18,000. The
block containing Barrel Bros' , hardware
store was burned.
Killed Two and Injured Four. '
lUiiNKbViLLK , O. , Feb. 2. The boiler of a
portable saw mill on the farm of Lafnyetto
Bolcn exploded this afternoon , Instantly kill-
t lug two uicn and seriously Injuring folir ,
BLUE BLOOD M BUSINESS ,
Moro About English Ladles Who
Have Qono into Trado.
THEY HAVE ROYAL CUSTOMERS.
Their Standing In Society Not Injured
By Their New cDcpartnrc Moro
Pugilistic Penmanship Other
18SS byJamct Oonlon Ucntlflf.l
LONDON , Feb. 2. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to the BBE. ] No. 7 Granton street ,
old Bond street , n few doors distant from the
residence of Cavendish , Bcntick , Lord
lyron and Henry Irving , is n house of his-
orlo interest. It was until recently the
own house of Sir William Hnrkcnout. In
ts dining room there stood not long ago a
round table at which often sat Sir George Otto
Prevelynn , John Morlcy , Joe Chamberlain
vith eyeglass and orchid , Sir Henry James ,
nnd Lord Herschall. With Sir William they
liscussed unionism versus separation. How
the conferences at the table broke up nnd
vhat came of the talk that meandered around
t have supplied plenty of copy to the news-
> apers of yesterday and will supply loads
0 the atitoblographlst * or blographists
of to-morrow. But that famous round
able has gene and so has Sir William ,
L'lio' handsome although somewhat sooty
lecorations of the house are left. By
he first week In March Mrs. Charllo Polk-
ington will have brushed away the soot , nnd
ho walls of No. 7 Granton street will then
inur moro about bonnets and tea gowns ,
with possibly n email amount of 3 o'clock tea
gossip Included , than they ever heard about
) olitlcs. Mrs. Chnrlio Polklington , ns she Is
mown to society , is Mine. Llllio to the
world of bonnets and tea gowns. Her hus-
jancl was a captain In the Fourth Hussars.
Jnfortunately ho hod an Irish estate , but
Mrs. Polklington was plucky. She started
dressmaking in a small line in a little draw-
ng room. Her business increased , she took
icr husband into the firm , and now employs
thirty-live hands. Captain Polkllug-
: on Is now somewhat of an art-
st nnd is not ashamed of
coping accounts. Shehas , taste in dress.
They both have blue bloftd In their veins nnd
enow lots of people. Therefore they are get-
Jug on. Success makes enemies , to bo sure ,
jut it does not prevent the Polkingtons from
jcing admired for their plucky defiance of
"No , " said Mrs. Polklngton to your re
porter yesterday , f'my ' going into
trade has not affected us socially.
Some disagreeable things were said about
; t at first , but then , you know , women can
say such hateful things about their own sex.
1 have been treated awfully kindly by the
royalties. I haven't boon to a drawing reemit
it Buckingham palace since I went into
trado. I have no' ' reason for bo-
ieving , however , . that I could
not do so. Lady Grarivlllo Gordon is In
trade like myself , and she was at a drawing
room last season. " \
"Who are your principal customers ! "
Princess Christian is one on my best. The
Duchess Paul of Mcclcnburg-Chawerln is
another. It's n treat to make anything for
licr , as she has such a perfect figure. I
liavo also made tea gowns for the Princess of
Wales and Princess Beatrice. "
"Do your listeners ever make you feel your
position awkward ! "
"Very rarely. Now and then some vulgar
person turns up nnd Is inclined to bo rude.
Women who nro accustomed to good society
treat mo Just as they did before I went into
business. I am not ashamed of having to
work. I nm not ashamed of attending to my
customers nor is my husband. I don't sco
why my children should bo ashamed of the
business. Tliis sounds rather radical , but
people must float with the times. "
"Have you made a success of it ! "
"How could Charlie and I take this big
house If wo had not ! Wo begin on awfully
little and our prices arc not high. Our av
erage price for a bonnet Is but 35 shillings ,
but wo are doing so much business that wo
have to get Into bigger premises , "
"I suppose you will bo off to Paris soon ! "
"Yes , but you know Brussels and Vienna
supply the fashions now even moro than
Paris. I get few tips , however , in Paris , and
when I do over anything striking , such as a
sleeve or a but what's the use of wasting
one's words on the mysteries of woman's
dress upon a man I get an artist
to sketch it. When I return to London I
evolve it. I intend soon to use the taste I am
told I possess in giving consultation to
women who want to dress well and don't
know how. But I must bo off to my shop in
Oxford street. "
Before the days of professional beauties ,
when Mrs. Langtry was unknown beyond St.
Hulillers , when Mrs. Coniwullls West was
about to make her debut under the wing of
Lady Virginia Sanders , when Lady DcGrcy
was still in the school room nnd Joe Cham
berlain was mayor of Birmingham , Mrs.
Charles Gurney was-a celebrated beauty in
London. Times have changed , but Mrs.
Gurney , or rather Mine. Valentine , the dress
maker , as she Is styled in the London direc
tory , has altered little since those days. Mrs.
Turncy , who is a sister of Vul Priuzcp , the
artist , nnd n niece of the Countess of Somcrs ,
also Joined the ranks of gentlewomen in
trade. She now occupies n flat on Mortimer
street , off Hegcnt strcct'Whcro , with the aid
of some thirty young women , she dress-
makes for the public.
"I am thoroughly absorbed in my busi
ness , " said Mine. Vnlehtine , "and talk moro
about brocade , tulle and satin now
than I used to talk about balls
nnd dinner parties. I have been only
fifteen months in the business , but
in these months I have paid heavily for the
experience I have gained. First of all , this
fiat is fur too expensive and too out of the way.
Then I paid my assistants salaries which 1
have now discerned to luivo been absurdly
high. However , exj > crenco ( is always an ex-
peuslvo item in the bill of life. I shall leave
this place soon , and if the mutter cun bo ar-
raugtd will take ray clientele to an old estab
lished business. " *
. "Tho urtistic taste you Inherited from your
mother's family has , no doubt , helped you in
dressmaking ! "
"Yes , but it has drawbacks You know
English women won't spend now what they
used to on their dresses. _ In my better days
wo thought nothing df , giving 30 for n dress.
Now women think twice before they will
spend 10 upon ono. What can ono do if ono
Is so limited to price. What can ono do
with Lady B , who is fair and forty , if she
insists on having a dress exactly llko the
Countess of C , who Is dark , slim and
twenty. I am sometimes driven to despair
by such customers , Oh , if I could have the
freedom that such men us Worth have [ and
Mine Valentino throw out .her arms ] I know
I could do well. Still , I ought uot to cam
Vlaui , Ihnyo very .goodcustomers , iivthb
Princess of Wnlcs , Princess Louise ,
i'rlnccss Ucatrlco and the Duchess Paul.
I have also mndo dresses for the thrco
American beauties Miss Chamberlain , Miss
Winslow uud Mrs. HIehiirdson for Mrs.
I'nndcrbllt and for Mrs. Wellesley Knto
Vnughan. Hut , ns I said before , I want
greater1 expansion. I nm n dlllctanto In dress-
unking. I am n hard worker. Give me the
opiKirtunlty and I feel certain I can do some
thing with it. "
ijOUiLLAiiD SPINCIK ; : HUIIIED.
The Wealthy New Yorker Laid to llrst
[ Cni/r(0ht | ( JKXS l > u Jamei Qoitlon Ufnnett. }
PAIIIS , Feb. 2. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to the 13nr. ] The funeral of Lorlllard
Spencer took pluco to-day at the American
church In the Avenue d'Alma. Early in the day
ho casket wus placed on n i > ortablo catafulquo
u the chancol. On and about it were heaped
he floral tributes of friends and thu-fam-
ly , conspicuous among them the wreaths of
lie Washington nnd Travelers' clubs. The
casket was of polished oak , fastened with
liugo silver screws nnd eight carved silver
landlcs to the lid. On a silver plaque you
read the words :
"Lorillurd Spencer , born In New York the
2flth ot June , IS20 , died in Paris the 30th of
January , 1SS8 , "
The crepe pnll was fringed with Parma
violet , tassells depended from the corners , on
op appeared the family arms of the deceased.
Che Princess Ccnci , who Is lady-in-waiting
a the queen of Italy , received a message of
condolence from her majesty shortly
after 11 o'clock. The relations , including
VIrs. Lorlllard Spencer , Princess Cenci , Mrs
tV. A. Spencer , Mr. Charles Spencer , Miss
Tracy , Mme. d'Agreinout nnd Mr. George
ionahls walked slowly up the naive , the
organ meanwhile playing an exquisite volun
tary. Hcv J. B. Morgan intoned the burial
service , the choir singing the usual psalm ,
'ollowed by the hymn , "Jesus Lover of My
Soul. " After the blessing the body wus ro-
movedtotho beautiful moituary chapel un
derneath the church , which was specially
prepared lor It. There they will re
main until arrangements are made to
take them to America. Among the
American residents present" were Min
ster McLnnc , Consul General Uuthbonc ,
Eugene Winthrop , Messrs. G. Ledraper ,
Oana , Corbyn Hart , J. C. Vunc , Clurcnco
Wulkcr , G. H. Shelinernft , Francis Good-
ridge , Brulnlour , Mrs. Konalds , General
Meredith Head and Mrs. Higgizzs Fair-child.
The fortune of Mr. Lorillard Spencer is esti
mated nt over 14,500,000. , A life interest of
nearly half will bo set aside for the widow ,
but the fortune will eventually bo nearly
equally divided between the children.
Still Determined to Remain Loyal to
Ills FricndH and Neighbor ) * .
\Cop\irigM \ \ 1888 by James Gordon Bennett.I
DUIIMN , Feb. 2. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to the BEG. ] While so many celeb
rities arc now prisoners of state , people are
likely to forget Torn Moronoy , the caged Irish
campaigner , in the historic Kilmainham Jail.
Ho has Just celebrated the first anniversary
of his Incarceration the latter week in Jan
uary , 1887. Ho was sworn as a witness be
fore Judge Boyd to give testimony in
the matter "of the Hcrbcrtstown ten
ants , but he. refused to testify nnd
incriminate friends and neighbors
nnd has been a year imprisoned for contempt.
Ho declines to cry pcccavi and expresses his
opinion to stay in Jail forever rather than
break his Honorable pledge. Tom says ho
found it hard to bear up against the depres
sing circumstances of prison life on Christ
inas and New Years days. Ho thought a
deal about his bravo little wife and children
nnd about the eviction which daily threatens
them. "However , " ho went on , "I soon
made the cell look plcusunt. I imagined a
monster meeting of the Hcrbertstown ten
antry nnd their friends nnd harangued them
for a full hour on the merits of the plan of
campaign that gave me much peace of mind.
It seemed to please them , and I wus myself
again. " Tom had a good deal moro to say ,
and while there was that in the eye nnd voice
which told that ho was only too keenly ultvo
to the Indefinite imprisonment , his wonderful
flow of humor and boundless spirits never
for nn Instant flng. When visited ho is sup
plied by friends with books nnd papers , but
lutoly United Ireland was denied him. When
ho had it ho lent it to fellow-prisoners nnd
for this had been punished with n bread and
water diet for forty-eight hours. The gov
ernment officials say ho is in for life , but his
friends exclaim : "Somo day old Gladstone
will corns back , and then "
PUGILISM OF THE PEN.
Two Moro Rounds By Smith and
[ Copi/rfoit ? 1SSS l > v James Gonlnn Homed. ]
LONDON , Feb. 2. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] The pugilism
of the pen continues. The following two
rounds appeared this morning :
to Sullivan's malicious nnd
My reply un
truthful assertions was couched in plain ,
business-like language , but ho again favors
mo with an evasive , abusive and bombastic
reply. I nm not going to bo bullied
cither. by Sullivan , his organ
or his monkey ' Into the
hole and corner work. To-morrow ( Friday )
Smith will attend ut 'l o'clock prepared to
sign articles to fight Sullivan to a finish any
day that may bo mutually agreed upon be
tween May 20 nnd Jutio ! 1 for 1,000 or 2,000
a side. I post , " > 00 to bind tno mutch. Should
Sullivan fail to put m an appearance , I shall
refuse to take notice of any moro excuses
that may be advanced by him or his agents.
And this is from Mitchell :
I go Into strict training Monday next. I
nm dcsirious to meet Sullivan or his manager
or both together , at once , In oYdcr that some
definite understanding should bo arrived at
before I get fairly to work , as I don't wish to
bo harrassed witli business matters while I
am getting physically fit for my encounter
with the American. I can meet Sullivan
when nnd where they may appoint , only let
it be soon , when I shull put up the whole of
my money , which will bo convincing proof
that I , at least , nm not the indlviduul who is
going to edge out of the conflict. I would
suggest at the projected interview that some
decision bo arrived at relative to the battle
ground In order that no possible hitch or man
ufactured difficulty should bo hatched
by unscrupulous and interested parties. The
fair piny extended to Kilraln in his recent
fight with Smith will assuredly bo accorded
to Sullivan. At thu saino time I must insist
upon a limited number of persons being
present , and those of u character beyonil
reproach , so that I , too , shall
have that fuir play which is
equally my right with the American , Furth
ermore , I urn desirous of placing the fixing on
a basis firm nnd substantial enough to defy
cither party wriggling out of the contract
by the myriad of loopholes which
so often yawn at n particularly
friendly and opportune moment as a harbor ol
refuge for Uioso who have embarked on a
forlorn expedition. Finally , let- this prelim
niary meeting take place 'at once , My ad
dress is well known to nil parties concerned
nnd n word will bring mo on the spot In
The Crown Prince Improving.
[ Oipi/rfuM tSfS tin Jiimtt lionlim ( JfmifK.I
SAN KE.MO , Feb. 2 , [ New York Herald
ruble-Special to the Bin : . ] Dr. Mackenzie
uis telegraphed more satisfactory reports of
.he crown prince to the queen and Prince of
Wales. Since ho was hero in December ho
inticed u grcut Improvement on the left side
if the larynx which was alone most affected.
it is in u great measure duo to separation
of a pleco of morbid tissue surgically termed
'slough ' , " which lias become Decayed and
jcen throwing off the curative process which
in ? been takingptuco in an effort of nature to
get rid of the disease. It is never seen In
cases of cancer. A slight extension of thick
ening has taken plnce In front of the larynx.
.Toward the front side the curative process Is
ilwuys accompanied by n certain amount
of fex-er. This has now entirely
subsided from the surface from which
he slough was taken. The slough , which
was about the size of an olive , was sent to
i'rcf. Virchow , who , nfter' cxamlnliiL' , it to-
lay reported that it presented no cancerous
symptoms. It seems almost certain the dis
ease Is pericliardrltls uggruvtited by a chronic
nlhimation of the mucous membrane. The
euro must bo slow nnd may even lust
three or four years. The crown prince is
still suffering from neuralgia In the face anil
docs not sleep so well as before the passing
off of the slough. Dr. Bramati is still hero
waiting to perform a trachueotomic operation
n the crown prince's ' throat. There is no
nero danger in the operation than in the
Hilling of n tooth. A silver tuba will be In
serted In the trachaca at the spot where the
obstruction is noticeable , thus enabling the
irinco to breathe without inhaling air through
CelchratedJEiiKltah Botanist Dead.
[ CY > H/H0M 1NSW t > v Jainc * Onnlnn Hnmrff.1
LONDON , Feb. 2. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bii.l : : By a strange
coincidence the same death-day came to
America and England's great botanists Asa
3 ray and Dr. Thomas Irvine Boswell. The
latter died at Bulmulo , Fifeshire , where his
family have resided in one successive line
since the reign of David II. His mother wns
the daughter of Lord Hulmulp. He was
many years curator of the London Botnnlc.il
society and rewrote Towerly's works on
English botany , making twenty volumes ,
which took twenty years. Ho nnd
Dr. Gray corresponded , though they
were not altogether of ono mind
as regards Darwin. They met nt the cele
brated dinner given in ISSlutLumbcth palace
by the late Archbishop of Canterbury to em
inent scientific persons. The recently pub
lished "Life of Darwin" contains several
letters of Prof. Gray. His death is widely
commented on by the English press and the
Times contains n long leaded obituary of him ,
believed to bo written by Sir Joseph Hooker ,
whoso botanical tour with Prof. Gray in
America , A. D. 1SS7 , was largely reported by
The GouUI-SaKO Investigation.
[ CopiirtvM 1SS8 liu James Gnnlonlemielt.1
LONDON , * teb. 8,4 n. m. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BBE. ] Capel court
was Interested yesterday over the Gould-
Sage Investigation. It.will be moro excited
to-day when It reads two remarkable cables
In the Standard and Financial News of this
morning. Each complain of the unprecedented
examination in secret , land ono cable
rather harshly criticized the district attor
ney. Mr. Gould has cabled London that
there Is nothing in the affair. It comes au
thoritatively nqw that the Western Union is
before the stock exchange. I told several
brokers to-day that the grand Juries in Amer
ica could find u bill whether the district ut
torney wished or did not wish to.
Arrived at Gibraltar.
[ Copi/rfu/it / / 18S31 > n James Gordon Hcmifft.l
GIIIUAI.TAII , Feb. 2. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bi'.i : . ] The American
yacht Lady Orcfcda , owned by J. S. Morran ,
It I pen and M or ley In Dunlin.
DUIH.IN , Feb. 2. At a meeting of the cor
poration to-day the freedom of the city was
conferred upon the Marquis of Hipon and
John Morlcy. Ex-Lord Mayor Sullivan oc
cupied the chair and many members of par
liament , mayors and members of various
city corporations were present. The mar
quis assured the corporation that the object
of the British liberals was to sco Ireland ac
corded , at the earliest opportunity , a full
recognition of its legitimate political aspira
tions. There was a growing conviction
among the masses qf England in favor of
homo rule for Ireland. Mr. Morley , in his
remarks , said there would bo no peace In Ire
land until the question of constitutional re
form was settled.
Lcinster hall was crowded this evening.
Ex-Lord Mayor Sullivan presided over the
meeting and n largo number of Parncllito
commoners were on the platform. Lord
Hlpon , in his remarks , said ho wished to bo
perfectly honest and must remind his audi
tors that ho had belonged to the government
that voted coercion for Ireland , but hud come
to sco there was no hope in such measure.
Ireland had now the great party of England
on her side and the time was near at hum !
when her hopes would bo crowned
with success. The opponents of homo rule
had searched the records of the past and
dragged up every possible crime to dishonor
Irishmen. The practical answer to these
men was for the Irish people to keep their
temper and wrest from the hands of their
foes the sharpest weapons tlioy possessed.
Ho wished to assure the English and Scotch
Protestants there was not the slightest
reasons for feur the Catholic majority would
interfere with their Just interests.
Morley said the homo rule
question was rapidly approaching n
crisis. The government's policy was critical.
Cruel force had utterly failed to discourage
the commission of outrages ; it benefited
neither landlords nor tenants. Ho was not
in fuvorof any socialistic extirpation of prop
erty and believed an Irish parliament would
bo the last to agree to any such thing. In
the heat of the struggle desperate men
doubtless used desperate language , but
that would ccaso when the struggle cooled.
LONDON , Feb. 2. Five fashionably dressed
men were arraigned in the police courtto-day
charged with attempting to obtain 30,000
from the bank of England upon forged or
stolen bonds of the Hamilton & Northwestern
road. There was ono other man whom the
police failed to capture. They also failed to
capture thu bonds. The prisoners were re
Monny for Molilll/.atlon.
BniiMN , Feb. 2. It is reported that the
Australian government lias decided to nsk
the delegations to vote 120,000,000 llorlus foi
the first expenses of mobilisation.
To Arrest Knthcr Fnhey.
DUIH.IN , Feb. 2. A warrant has oecn
issued for the ancst of Father Fahey , ol
Dovr.u , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegram to the
Hun.J Arrived The Amsterdam , from
Now York for Rotterdam.
LtvnupooL , Feb. a. Arrived The Istrlan
from Boston ,
Nr.w YOIIK , Feb. 3. Arrived. The State
of Georgia. , from Glasgow ; thu
frgm Antwerp ,
CONSIDER FREIGHTS FIRST ,
Protest Against the lown Two-Oont
MANY PETITIONS COMING IN.
Wholesale Iilquor HOIINCB at Dc
Clotted Uy n Hiding of
Judge Given A Hwcct
lown'n llnltway Fight.
Dns MOINKS , la. , Feb. 2. [ Special Tula-
gram to the Bni : . ] The railroad fight wns
formally precipitated In the senate this after-
uioii in u long and exciting session. The
ailroud committee reported favorably the
jill to reduce passenger fares to 2 cents a
nile , and the bill was warmly supported by
senators Young , McVay and Finn. A num
ber of other senutors , while not absolutely
opposed to the proposed reduction , held that
he people of the state were moro Interested
n securing Jower freight rates than lower
nissengcr faro , HO they Introduced motions
iml amendments of ono kind or another
o have the bill referred buck to
lie committee until the freight mat
ers could bo bought up. The
vholo session was consumed lu
Iglitlng this proposition , nnd finally a motion
ircvnllcd to recommit the whole matter to
lie committee , with instructions to consider
lie freight matter first , or at least as soon ns
: ho oilier. Several telegraphic protests have
teen received from workliigmcn against this
J-ccnt fare bill , claiming that , if passed , the
uilrouds would rctnlluto by cutting down tlio
Ynges. of their emplovcs. Many businessmen
ire sending in protests also on the ground
hut they uro moro interested in getting
ewer freight rules. Senator Harsh received
o-day a lengthy protest to the bill
signed by sixty-six members of
ho Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers and Firemen nt Crcston , The
lunllmcnt against the bill , or against
laving il considered first in preference to
freight reduction , is growing in strength
Iowa fjrglNlitttve Doings ,
Dr.s MOINIIX , la. , Feb. 2. Ono feature ot
ho Finn schoolbook bill adopted by the
school committee is local option as to the
ext book , giving independent districts or
ownships the right to vote free text books.
The house committee on railways reported
favorably the Hussell bill repealing the law
illowiug townships to vote aid to railroads.
The senate committee on ways and means
cport the bill uud recommend its passage.
iroviding for the appointment of General
Iclkunp us agent to collect war claims for
the state amounting to over & 'ir > ,000.
B.v Mr. Barrett Senate bill providing for
the issue of waterworks bonds by cities of
: ho second class.
By Mr. Multoon Ueguhitlng charges of
telegraph companies in the stato.
By Air. Weber A resolution instructing
the railroad committee of the senate to ro *
tort n bill preventing discrimination In
freight rates ; also that it be ncted on before
the consideration of Iho 2-cenl faro bill.
There was u debute by Messrs. Weber and
Young at the beginning of the afternoon con
sideration of the 2-ccnt bill on the substi ;
tute offered by Mr. Young to postpone his
bill till next Wednesday.
By Mr. McFarland A bill to provide for a
department of public printing and binding
for the stu < o. .
Uy Mr. Ball A resolution relative to the
assessment of railroads and requiring the
railroad commissioners to investigate the
Mr. Weber gave as nTcason for his resolu
tion that the discrimination measure should
1)0 acted ou before tlio 2-ccnt faro bill ; that
the passugo of the latter would compel the
railroads to make up tlio deficiency from tlio
freight rates and such action should bo pro-
vcnicd. R9 |
Mr. Young spoke in support of his biu
which , ho suid , was simple and should couio
first. The freight bill wus complex and
Mr. Hutchlnson offered a resolution pro
viding for tlio recommitment of the"bill to
Mr. Young offered n substitute for this ,
providing that it bo the sense of the senate to
favor the 2-ccnt bill. Tlio bill for the nlcetlon
of railroad commissioners by tlio people and
that for a 2 cent faro will bo made the special
order for next Monday , nnd the committee
will report on the freight bill before Febru
Mr. McVcy was staunch in his supjwrt of
Young , asserting that ho would stand by the
bill as ho was elected on n platform binding
him to such action. After further debate
the vote resulted in tlio recommitment of the
bill by a vote of 31 to 17. Tlio nays were
Burnett , Bayliss , Bills , Chcsebro , Cassatt ,
Dooley , Finn , Funk , Groncwcg , Kelly , Mat-
teen , MoVey , Mcscrvey , Schmidt , Seeds- ,
Taylor , Young. '
A resolution was then offered by Mr. Finn
that the railroad committee be instructed to
report in a week on bills for the election of
railroad commissioners by the people and fo
the prevention of discrimination in freight
rates , but tlio resolution was drowned by
amend men ts and tlio senate udjouruud in a
Tlio house bill prohibiting the sale of to *
bucco to minors was passed.
Tlio speaker signed the bill for an approprl
ation for the soldiers' orphans' homo ut Dur
Ijlquor HOIIHCH Closed.
DES MOINIM , In. , Fob. 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bui : . ] There Is not n whole
sale liquor house open m the city to-night.
Tlio thrco that had been holding permits to
sell for legitimate purposes were all doing
business under a firm nutno , such as " Me-
Cormick & Co. " Judge Given holds that a
permit can issue properly to only ono person ,
nnd that the person so named shall bo the
only ono who shall soil or deliver thu liquors.
Since these firms all liavo done business un
der the firm name , the Judge holds that they
have violated the permit , so then- stock Is
now under seizure and their cases will coma
up at tlio next term of court.
A Kxvoel Cider Quest Ion.
DunucjL'i : , lu. , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegram ,
to the Bui : , ] Some days ago Collector Wet *
ster , of this city , received an inquiry from J ,
E. Walker , ol Dlckoy , la. , whether sweet
cider can bo sold in Iowa. Tlio collector
sent the letter to Governor Larnibeo fop
answer , but It was to-day returned to him.
Collector Webster lias therefore sent It back
to the writer , after adding to It tlio following i
, 'Tho governor declining to answer your
question , I would respectfully refer you to
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster , superintendent of leg.
islutlon , DCS Moines , la , "
Ankrd to Bo iTiiHt.
Sioux CITV , la. , Feb. 2. | Spcclnl Telegram
to the Bui : . ] The Sioux City Jobbers' nnd
Manufacturers' association havu prepared a
memorial to the Iowa legislature in which
the legislators uro asked to weigh carefully
thu railroad problem and net Justly in dealing
with questions affecting the roads. The at
tention of tlio legislature is called to the fact
that upon tlio action of the railroads depends
largely the growth and development of Iowa
and especially the great northwest.
A FamoiiH norrowrr on Tilnl. '
Piiiiiiii.i'iii.Fob. : . 2. Mrs. Cordelia J.
Hcndrickn , tlio famous borrower , was ar
raigned before a magistrate this afternoon to
answer the charge of obtaining $ ; ir , > 00 from
Joseph E. Van Motor by false nnd fraudu
lent inenim. Mrs. Hrmlrlcks had promised
him WO.OOO for his W.WX ) . She gave him
notes for that amount. Mrs. Huudrleks wus
released on her own recognizance fur ft
fuithcr lieuriiib' , ' '
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