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i THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.PAGES PART I. . PAGES 1-.8 SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA SUNDAY MORNING , AP11IL 22 , 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER 309 , HIS DEATH IS SIGH , Loyal Borlinoro Anxious Between Fear nnd Hopo. SOME UNPRINCIPLED PAPERS Prey Upon Their Solicitude for the Purpose of Gain. THE PRINCE AND HIS PLOVERS. Bismarck .Falls to Got His Usual Birthday Box. TEUTONE'S PRIESTS AGITATING. Foreign Words to Ho Stricken From tile Mother Tongue AMnldcn's Dramatic and Successful Ef fort nt Sclf-Dcstructlon. Gcrninny's Iloyal Patient. ICopvrtpJil 1SS3 la Jama ( Ionian Bennett. ) BBIU.I.V , April 21. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the Unc. ] Germany has had an anxious week waiting for that death Which each day seemed to grow nearer and more inevitable. Certain unscrupulous news papers have demonstrated the extent of this popular anxiety , and in so doing have reaped n rich harvest. Toward midnight nn extra would bo Issued and cried through some suburb or quarter of the city. Before the police would have time to capture the swind lers the pcoplo for blocks around would bo Wldo awake , buying stale news at fancy prices. One suburb was successfully worked in this way on two succcssivo nights , not being quick wilted enough to organize a lynching party. It is now so thoroughly dis gusted that extreme measures against all the newspapers would bo popular. Out of Chunottcnburg palace have como during the week some stories so queer as to reflect credit on the imaginative powers of their inventors. For instance , that the re cently replaced night nurse who watched bc- side the sick emperor's bed couch could speak no English , while the only doctor sleeping near could speak no German. This story has travelled . through a largo part of tho" German press witn many edifying remarks regarding English care lessness. Prince Bismarck still comes in for much nbuso from the liberal papers. When ever thcro Is good news from the emperor this abuse blossoms out into column leaders , but at other times it is kept out. For the first time the public was not taken to-day into full conlldenco as to the emperor's condition. This unfavorably impressed the great crowd , that , notwithstanding the rain and damp , clustered and moved around the palace throughout the daylight. Heretofore Profs. Lcyden and Senator have been very frank to the populace when on quitting the castle they were importuned for news , but to-day , when questioned , each significantly only pointed to the bulletin. This was , how ever , enigmatical. All the ofllcial faces about were very serious , especially those of the crown prince when ho galloped back to Berlin , and of Prince Bismarck , who had been an hour and u half with the emperor. The royal patient keeps a good nppotito and takes food with relishbut it is said his strength nnd pluck is perceptibly weakening. The frequent changing of the canula and spasms of dull breathing induce nervousness. His written admonition given to the crown prince on a piece of paper , "Learn to suffer with out complaint , " and his message to Field Marshal Blumcnthall , "I fear I shall not bo able to bear this much longer , " are expres sions much quoted and considered by Bcr- Hnorsas ominous. Indeed , when told his Bcrlous condition by both the empress and Sir Morrcll , ho took the statement with military calmness , it is known that , although couched in code 'form , to-day's message to Queen Victoria at Florence was far from ' hopeful. Berlin Is full of alleged details and rumors , but it is useless to narrate them. It is only certain to-night that the patient , doc tors , family and populace fear that the period of possible long suffering , exhaustion and ultimate fatality has fully set in. Owing to the cold weather in Germany the prince did not receive his usual birthday present of plover's eggs. Now ho is being condoled with by the radicals for having been deserted In his old ngo by even his old bird friends , and a law 1s demanded by virtue of which all patriotic German plovers shall begin tp lay on April 1 , Bismarck's most successful red flag for the radicals has been an order Issued apparently to all his or gans , that ho shall bo called "Old Prince Bfbinnrck.'i The mere Idea of "Young Prince Bismarck" as chancellor for the young emperor fairly makes some editors splutter in inarticulaterago. "Whois young Prince nismarckl" they bcqin nn article , and then you are conscious that from the cd Itor to the printers , the devil and the whole * ofllco took a tour of "Danco and War Banco" on this beginning , So far thcro has been no "heel marks" printed with these ar ticles , but the radical press does not receive n s tn to subsidy and cannot , there fore , afford to mutilate valuable typo , even when misused on such n subject. Among the other indications of German feeling comes renewed and bitter agitations ngalnst thouso of foreign words , no mutter how long or how thoroughly they have been assimilated to the German language. Laws are bolng strongly pressed which would ex- i cludo all words noof strictly German origin from onlcl&l use. For table use French is to bo entirely superseded , at least BO say the prince regent of Bavaria , Prince Reuss , the crown prince of Saxony and a largo follow Ing of royalty and commonly. Among other chances now gloated over by the German pmista are crfrischungElmus for restaurant EasthoUnfel for table d'hote , mittlcrippcn etucck forentie actogoprungcno kartofl'cln for poimuoB tautees ami kartbauscrsclmnpps for chartreuse Twq cilJ legal decisions hare been wade vithinndayortwo. An unfortunate telephone user lost his temper nt being kept watting by he central ofllco. Even explanations were made , but ho told the telephone ofllclal to 'shut ' his gob , and not bo long about It. " The court gave the merchant a CO mark flno and twelve days in Jail as n warning against the blbolous usoof n scientific convenience. For register ing her Illegitimate child under Its father's name , a mother was convicted of ft curious crime namely , intellectual fabrication of testimony. Thcro has been at Nordhavcn a most the atrical and awful suicide. A young girl com pletely saturated all her clothing with ben zine , and , standing on the station platform , set lire to herself just as the train rolled up to the depot. The passengers saw the pillar of fire , and , trying- stop the flnmes , were overcome with horror to hear a human voice ask Irritably why they couldn't ' let her burn quietly. Germany has high hopes of Japan. Many German brewers nnd workmen have recently been sent out to make improved beer for the Japanese , and now a young Japanese ofllcer has carried to his native laud u young Gor man noble woman. Curl Schurz's visit attracts much attention in Germany. Items about him nnd his plans appear in all the papers. Dr. Bcrnols , of St. Louis , Who studied for several years In Paris , has been in Berlin re cently , and called Whllo hero upon Sir Mor rcll Mackenzie. Any Moment May Bo tiio Imsr. \CopvrtohtlS8Sliii \ JVcu ) 1'ork AstotlattilPrai.1 BEHLIN , April 21. For the flrst time since the final crisis set m the emperor yesterday and to-day displayed signs of restlessness and irritable temper , questioning the doings of tiio doctors and attendants , and giving and countermanding orders. The fever shows no signs of abating , his tcmpcraturo for to-day averaging 103 Fnhrcnliclt. The question the emperor put this morning is in everybody's mind , and the attendants and doctors are as sailed on every hand with the Inquiry , "How much longer ? " The physicians are studl" ously silent , but it is permitted to be known that the emperor's llfo may bo prolonged two weeks , though any moment may bring the last phase of the malady death by suffoca tion. Empress Victoria watches closely at the emperor's bedside. Besides curtailing Inter views with other members of the family , she will not permit any ofllcials to have access to the emperor unless ho especially desires it , In a long interview between the crown prince nnd his father and mother on Thursday , the emperor referred to the position of the empress - * press after his death. Prlrico Bismarck and the empress appear to have become recon ciled , and the chancellor novel1 fails , after leaving the emperor , to hold a long conver sation with the empress. The North Ger man Gazette comments on the emperor's ex ceptional courage during his illness. The paper states that while conversing recently with the crown prince through the medium of pencil and paper , ho wrote : "Learn to suffer without complaining. That is all I can teach thee. " The Gazette also records the emperor's reply to General Von Blumon- thal's letter hoping for his speedy recovery : "My dear Blumcnthal , I can hardly bear it any longer. " D Queen Victoria , during her visit hero , will pass all her time in Charlottcnburg palace , except when she coos out to drive and attend receptions which will bo given in her honor by the crown prince In "his Berlin residence. Her stay in Berlin is certain to bo marked by popular abstention from any notice of her presence. All classes , from the highest to the lowest , share the common feeling that English royalties have steered their way through the circumstances attendant upon the emperor's illness with moro regard for personal gain than for German interests. This impression has become a conviction slnco it has boon ascertained what is the na ture of the settlement upon the empress arranged during the week. Besides 12,000- 000 marks allowed the widow of the emperor , the empress requires the right of succession of Empress Augustas residence , as fixed by the will of Emperor William. This is a small matter , but taken In conjunction with past events , gives the masses a settled sentiment of antipathy to both Victorias. The foreign papers are talking as if extra precaution of police measures were neces sary to protect the queen against the pcoplo of Berlin , but they are entirely mistaken. The habitual self-respect of the pcoplo , who are too solf-rostraincdand well-bred to show any disrespect to the empress or her mother will obtain. Should any ovll-mindcd person at tempt to insult the queen during her visit to Berlin , the citizens will bo apt to make an example of him. In connection with the discussion of imperial family relations and the English bias of the court party , certain papers wrlto as If the national ombiltormcnt extended to the English pcoplo. This Is sheer absurdity , Public opinion is directed against the Vic toria party as having a baneful influence on German policy , but has no feeling one way or the other towards the English govern ment or the people. When jtlio events sur rounding the last few days of the emperor are revealed , it will bo fully proved how jus- tillable the German , sentiments have been , Some of the papers , notably the Hamburger Machrlchtcn , have exceeded decorum In publishing statements maligning the em press and the English doctors , but the press as avholo has been respectful and guarded in reference to scandals. The con servative papers now readily admit that tiio treatment of the English doctors Is probably right. For instance , the Schlesische Zeltung ( Conservative ) says : "So faros non-medi cos con Judge , Dr. Mackenzie prevented an extremely dangerous operation. Hookas sus tained hope as long ns humanly possible , and preserved the patient's llfo us long as possi ble , doing all that umld be done to alleviate his sufferings. What uioro could bo demand- of aphjsicianwho was treating a-malady _ which other doctors declared u year ago. to bo incurable. " _ ' The UulieofHuUaaa arrived ito night to act as minister in attendance upon the Queen. Tlio Empress at first ordered the historic rooms of Queen Louise In Chariot- cnburg castle to bo refitted for her mother's occupancc. The rooms tiavo hitherto been preserved with the fur niture and everything Intact as they were left at the death of Queen Louise , as n place of pilgrimage for the people. The intention of the empress getting abroad led to private protests against touching relics known to bo revered throughout Germany. The empress has now ordered rooms to bo prepared on the ground floor of the castle in the right wing , which was built by Frederick the Great. These have been swept clean of many articles which the Germans would Ilka to see pre served. Three hundred workmen are em ployed night and day In reno vating the several rooms , in which will bo reproduced the interiors of Balmoral palace , Queen Victoria's High land rcsidcnco. An English architect directs the work , and this gave rise to a general be lief that all the workmen were English nnd all the now furniture had been bought In England. This was Incorrect. The work men are all Germans , and all the furniture that could bo had in Germany was obtained hero , The style of renovation docs not suit the taste of Berliners , and shows n want of tact on the part of the empress or imprudent disregard of popular feeling , The emperor's crisis has brought financial business to a standstill , and the various loans recently referred to remain In abey ance. Still affairs are far from a state of collapse. The leading bank shares have risen on an average 10 per cent on the strength of prospective loan issues , which are certain to swell the dividends nt the close of tho'year. The Deutch bank has floated a Rome municipal loan with marked success. The Handel gcssclschaft has nego tiated with so much success a loan for a largo joint stock iron company as to induce other iron and steel works to apply to It for capital to extend their business. Some excitement was caused in finan cial circles at the bo innhig of the week when It was learned that Mr. Rochcran , agent for the Paris Comptoirs d'Escompto , had made overtures to the Discountogcscllschaft to joint the Rus sian loan. The affair ended by the refusal of M. Visehencgraski , Russian minister of finance , to accept M. Rochereau's offer of a loan at 0 per cent. Russian stock continues to hold its own. Gorman Investors do not sell nnd will not sell if loft to the guidance of their own judgment The position of investors is strengthened by a recent verdict of the court of law to the of- " feet that the payment of interest on Russian stock must bo made In full in Germany with out the deduction of Russian coupons. Among the projects under con sideration by Berlin , Frankfort nnd Vienna houses , is n gigantic canal scheme to link the Danube with the Neckar , Elbe , Oder and Vistula , thus pierc ing the continent from the Meditterranoan and Black seas to the Baltic and North seas A bill has been Introduced in the landtago which specially gratifies the Catholics. It grants the rights of corporation to numerous religious bodies , Including the Bcncdictino convents at Fulda , Essen and Pnderborn , and tup Ursulino convents at Brcslau and Cologne. Papers found in the house of Socialist Deputy Schumacher , member from Dusscl- dorf , have led to a number of arrests. Schumacher will probably bo prosecuted. In the Wupporthal district every workman's house has been searched. Arrests continue to bo made in Eberfcld , Solingou , Cologne , Leipsio and Munich. Socialists suspect Ilerr Puttkamer of arranging a great sensation * tion , namely the trial of the arrested social ists for secret conspiracy. Prof. Siegcrt , of Munich , has dramatized the "Niebel Ungcntied" flrst part. ' Siegfried's Todt" will bo produced at the Hof theater and the second part of "Knm- hlld's ' Radio" at the Loipslo theater. The Kniporor Worse. Bunus , April 21. The emperor's temperature - aturo is lower lhan it was in the morning and his breathing is easier. Ho coughs less frequently quontly and the discharge of pus docs not cause exhaustion. Nevertheless his condi tion Is worse , showing symptoms of nytcmia. SA.YS DAVID WAS CROOKED. Tlio Now York Seiinto Committee In- vestItcntInn the Ariiicduct.ClinrgcB. NEW Yom ; , April 21. The state ] senate committee to-day began its investigation into the affairs of the aqueduct commission crs , in connection with the charges made public some days ago implicating Governor Hill. Hill.Rollln Rollln M , Squire , ex-commissioner of public works , testified that ho had worked for Gov ernor Hill's nomination ; that when Mayor Grace wished to remove him on account of certain scandals in the public works adminis tration ho ( Squire ) went to the governor , who told him the mayor could not remove him without his ( the governor's ) consent , and assured him of his support. Judge Muller asked the witness in I860 to take up a $5,000 note of the governor's and it was Intimated it would please the governor. O'Brien , of the flrm of Clark & O'Brien , aqueduct con tractors , however , told the witness not to worry about the note , as it would bo taken care of. Judge Mullcr had asked the wit ness to vote for Clark & O'Brien In letting aqueduct contracts , ns it would please "some one , " and if the flrm got tiio contracts the governor's notes would bo taken care of , Squire said there seemed to bo two gover nors Hill and Judge Mullcr. Protecting Emigrants. NEW YOIIK , April 21 , The emigration commission to-day revoked the railroad agreement of 1SS2 , and made new provision for nti agreement with each of the trunk lines whereby they will bo allowed to sell tickets in Castle Garden , No higher prices to bo charged there than outside. Commis sioner Stephens , in introducing the resolu tion for the revocation of the present agree ment , stated tuat ho had witnessed disgrace ful scenes about the garden during the railroad war in connection with handling emigrants. Chicago linkers Strike To-Dny. CHICAGO , April 21. To-morrow morning 1,400 of the 1,700 bghcrs in Chicago go on a strike. This , at least , was the decision reached by the loaders this afternoon and ratified at n ineetliig of the men to-nignt , aboitt ix hundred being present. HE PLEADS GUILTY. A Former Admirer of Boulangor Sorry Foe Hia Sins. AND DOES POLITICAL PENANCE. The General Thirsts for Blood But Has Grown Calmer. PARIS STUDENTS IN REVOLT. Gossip of Fronoh Authors and Their Plays. DAMALA WILL STAY AT HOME. Henry Abbey Thinks Ho Is Hardly Worth a Ten ( Thousund Dollar Dnnmgo Suit The Husband j or Im Toscn Submits to nn Interview. Pnrls Radiant With Sunshine. [ Coin/rfflJit IS 8 byJanxt Gordon lltnnM.l PAKIS , April 21. ( Now York Herald Cable Special to tboBnn. ] Spring has cement nt last with its usual accompaniments. Rain , wind , influenza , wet and sunshine have alter nated since Sunday , like the changing for tunes of "Lo Bravo General" on whom the eyes of Paris for days have been riveted. Boulangor weather is habitually uncertain. A timely downpour has moro than once saved the government the trouble of putting down a serious Boulaugist riot. The sun got the upper hand on Thursday'but the police were exceptionally tender to the crowds which es corted the general's showy turnout to and from the chamber of deputies , and the only people who came to grief In the commotion were Citizen Joffrln , the socialist , who was roughly handled by a mob in Rue Mont Matro , and a gentleman who was ducked in' a fountain for refusing to shout. "Vivo Bou- langerl" The theatrical attitude assumed by the new deputy for Nerd has made a disastrous im pression among the , Sopublicans those who , like Charles Laurent , the editor of Paris , had treated nim with consideration , are now thoroughly alarmed anti-incensed by the way in which ho seems posing as a social saviour. In a striking artlclolast night , Laurent writes under the heading , "Moa Culpa : " "I plead guilty of not having known General Bou- langer till to-day. I plead guilty of having been , as I fancied , patriotically reserved towards him. Yesterday I saw , heard nnd understood. I saw a man enter the sallo des seances at the chamber a man with a low forehead , a false lookjn-forced smile who at a chosen moment took-a high seat and ex hibited himself to the whole asapmbly , es pecially the public In the galleries for whom he filled his scat. I have seen all this , heard and read all this , and I say one must bo blinder or an accomplice now not to understand the aim of this man who calls himself a patriot above all fhings. " The general was much excited when ho read the Laurent article , and a duel was talked of , but ho seems to have cooled down slnco , and thcro may , after all , bo no blood spilt. The Boulangists are not having it all their own way. The Paris students have raised the standard of revolt against the dictator , and shouts of "Vivo Boulangerl" in Rue mont Matro are answered nightly by counter shouts of "Conspucso Boulangerl" Some times , as last night , the quarticr latin makes incursions on the Bouiangist district and a row results. A score of students had their heads broken in the last scuffle and they withdrew vowing vengeance. Fronclsquo Sarcoy , who is fond of writing about La Ceneafiro , has Just had a scene in his own apartments. Some time ago ho en gaged a young man as private secretary , M. Dcbry. Ho had dramatic tastes , and with the assistance of Gondlnot ho had writ ten an unsuccessful comedy for the Pal- aiso Royal. His literary disappointment seems to have preyed upon his mind , and on Thursday night , after having left the critic's employ , ho knocked nt Sorcoy's door nt nn unholy hour and implored him to protect him from his persecutors. His eyes were wild. At flrst Sarcoy felt inclined to refuse. Fear ing , howuvor , the poor fellow might como to grief ho gave him a room for the night , tak ing care to barricade his door with a sofa. Yesterday Dcbray threw himself out of the window in a fit of madness. When picked up ho accused the critic of having attempted to kill him. Happily Sarcoy's reputation for respectability saved him from arrest. The dramatic critics have been busy this week. Tuesday wo had the flrst night of a sa tiric pi ay at the Chatteaud'Eau , entitled "Fll d'SIeclc , " by Messrs. Mlcard and Jouvcnol , founded on recent Paris scandals , studded with transparent references to Grovy , Wilson , La Llmouzln , Baron Scllluro and Boulanger. In the do- noumcnt the chief Character , a swindling financier , is strangled with his brother-in- law , who had been shut up in a lunatic asylum. There Is an ironic Turk In the play whoso mission seems to bo to walk about the stage and let oft epigrams at Franco and Frenchmen , All this modernity did not save "Fin do Sleclc11 from failure Thursday. A bright little opcratta by Real Pugno , en titled "Valet do Coiier , " was successfully produced at the Bouffes Libretto by Forrlcr and Clalrvillo. It Is oo Improper for analysis. Henry E. Abbey , who arrived Monday , has left Paris on a tour1 of the continent. His especial mission am } hurried departure from New York was to settle claims for damages for $10,000 brought against him by Koenlg , of the Gyrnnaz , for securing Damala for an American tonr. Damala's contract With Koeuig was binding until the season of 1600 , and in the event of Damalr. making an American touc under Abbey's manage ment , Koenlg demanded in addition (3,000 from Damola. The result is Abbey thinks the "game not worth the candle , " and has ro- , leascd.Damala , although the vacancy has not yet been filled. Decision is deferred until ji telegram in reply can bo received from Grau , who is In South America , The report hero yesterday was that Damala had broken his engagement for America on account of his reconciliation with Sarah , who much wished him to remain hero with her. To get nt the truth of the matter , I saw Damala yesterday. In response to the question of what was the cause of the real trouble regarding the change In his affairs , ho said : "I Imvo not decided yet whether I am to go or not. Wo are waiting advlco from Mr. GMU. " "Has your reconciliation with Sarah any thing to do with the matter ) " "No , not exactly. Sarah did not want mete to go to America , but the real cause Is Koenlg wants to make trouble , and of course Mr. Abbey does not care to bo bothered with law suits. Ho can easily fill my place , so I shall remain hero. " "What docs Times Hading think of this changet" "Sho is very much displeased , of course. " "Will you remain with the gymnazl" "No , I think not. I can pay over to Koenlg 15,000 francs nnd then bo frco to do as I like. " "And what would you like } " Damala colored and said , "I ought not to tell you that just now. " "You are going with Sarah ! " "Yes , if she does as 1 want her to. She is , growing moro calm now , and I want her to do as I say. Then I shall bo happy nnd wo will get on all right. " "I believe she is very fond of you , is she not ! " "Sho says she is nnd I hope so. " There was a wistful look In the eyes of La Tosca's husband as ho said this , but it was with a certain air of determination , "Will you nnd your wlfo go to housekeep ing when she returns ! " Damala colored again , nnd said , "When- over Sarah is willing wo shall live here. I have no doubt wo shall get on well together. She will keep her London and other engage ments in the autumn , and I shall accompany her in her European tour. Then I shall go with her to America. Sarah has made a for tune but it has gone no one knows where. Hereafter she will have some one to care for her nnd look after her Interests. She will not remain on the stage much longer , " added Damala , the husband of La Tosca. Lovl Morton and family , E. M. Padolford , and Colonel James Mackayo sailed on the Champaign to-day. Baron Zclliero has post poned his departure. Bits of Parisian News. PARIS , April 21. [ Special Cablegram to the BEE. ] The committee having in charge Gen- oryBoulanger's political affairs have issued a statement that the general will remain n deputy for the department of Nord. Count Do Lesscps has written a letter to the chamber of deputies , urging the neces sity of discussing , without delay , the pro posed lottery loan to bo issued by the Pan ama Canal company. A committee on the loan was appointed and charged to report in favor of the bill. In the lobby of the chambers to-day a group of deputies charged the prefect of police with ill-treating persons who partici pated in demonstrations against General Boulanger , while showing leniency towards towards the general's supporters. The pre fect denied the charge and tftked leave to raise the question in the house. M. Colbert , minister of foreign affairs , in formed the chamber of deputies to-day that he had protested against England's ' proposed duty upon bottled wines. If the protest was disregarded , said M. Golbe.rt , Franco would not bo helpless. Ho could retaliate by with drawing the "most favored nation treatment" extended to England. Action I'ofltponcd. , April 21. In the senate to-day Pre mier Floquct , referring to the proposed re vision of the constitution , said the majority of the committee elected by the chamber had agreed to postpone action. If it should bo found necessary to change the relations of the church nnd state it would not bo done with a view of attacking religious peace or liberty of conscience. If the cabinet should , bo obliged to propose a reform of the senate It would first ask the senate to deliberate on tbo proposals. Ho added that to struggle against existing dangers they must show that a free exercise of parliamentary institu tions can give tbo satisfaction sought in a dictatorship , Thcro was a renewal of the conflicts be tween the students and Boulangcrlsts to night. The police charged on the rioters , and in the scufllo that ensued many persons were injured , some seriously. THE ELKS AT SALT liAJCE. No. 85 Instituted Under the Most , Favorable AuNplccs. SALT LAKE , Utah , April 21. [ Special Tele gram to the Bnn. ] Salt Lake lodge No , 85 , Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks , was duly instituted to-day by delegates from Omaha. The visitors were met nt Ogden by n reception committee consisting of Messrs. Mitchell , Shclton , Wantland and Joe Young , who had awaiting a special provided with all the requirements for worthy EJks to browse upon , On arrival hero they were quartered at the Continental und placed in charge of Brother Van Home , who treated them in true Elk fashion. The installing officers were John Francis , district deputy exalted ruler for the state of Nebraska , assisted by Brothers McClurc. Bcckel , Hayncs. Gyger , Moynihan. Bulch , Shull , Elmer Frank , Thomas Boyd and J. B , Southard , and under their mystio in fluence twenty-three Elks donned the horns , In the afternoon the visitors were driven about the city to the different points of in terest in the vicinity. A grand banquet at the Continental took place In the evening. it was one of tno finest over given west of the river nnd will long bo remembered by those present. Tweuty-ono toasts were on the card and each was responded to in a fitting manner. The visitors' are loud in their pralso of the beautiful city and the manner in which Salt Lake lodge enter tained them and are loth to leave for blU- zard-pcstcrcd Omaha. Ynlunulo Steamer Aground. SAN FIIANCISCO , April 21. A dispatch frpin Shanghai states the steamer San Pablo , of the Occidental and Oriental line , is aground near Turnabout island , one of the most dan gerous places on tbo Chinese coast. All the passengers have been transferred to another steamer , and wreckers sent from Shanghai to assist the San Pablo. It is feared hero she will bo lost. The vessel is valued at (350,000 und the cargo (70,000 , X'S PKUFIDY. JUctrnys nnd Hiilus the Innocent Child of n Friend. CHICAGO , April 21. [ Special Telegram to the Bnn.J To-day's developments In the ill- vorco case of Mrs. Gcorgo C. Mlln against her husband show that the case is one of the most disgraceful over heard In the Chicago courts. Mrs. Mlln herself is m no way re sponsible for the dark side of the proceed ings. Deserted by her husband nnd left ut terly without means she has , If appearances can bo rolled on , merely availed herself of the only honest chance to secure a living for herself and little ones , nnd at the same time sever the marital tlo that bound her. When Mr. Mlln began to attain a certain promi nence ns a dramatic star , ho. was on * terms with n wealthy family of this city , one of the members of which was n young girl of more than average Intelligence nnd beauty. This girl , unfortunately , was stage struck. Her parents did their best to wean her from her hobby and falling , sought the counsel and advice of Mr. Mlln , as that of a person well fitted to guide them In such a doltcato matter. The situation was discussed thoroughly , and , so It is alleged , on the suggestion of Mlln , the young girl was placed In his cnro nnd became a member of his company in order that she might not only have the benefit of good dramatic Instruction but the oversight of ono who would bo a father nnd protection to her. It was not long bcforo nn intimacy grow up between the actor nnd his ward that not only amazed but disgusted the respectable mem bers of the company. Time went on , and finally the father of the girl became awnio of the manner in which his daughter had been betrayed nnd his first Impulse was to use the horsewhip on tho'man who had outraged his Contldenco nnd hospitality. Seeing that such a course would bring disgrace to the girl , as well as the man himself , the father , finding it Impossible to break off the attachment , consented to bo governed by her advice. This , It Is said , was to pay Mrs. Mlln a peed round sum of money ns nn inducement for her to npnly for n divorce , and also to become - como surety for the payment of such alimony as the court might award. The di vorce granted , Miln und the girl could bo married and tbo disgrace in a measure bo at- toned for. DEMOCRATIC CLUBS. A General Convention Held in New York City Cleveland Endorsed. NEW YOIIK , April 21. At the convention of democratic clubs hero to-day from all parts of the country a committee was appointed to draft a plan of organization of n national league of democratic clubs. Among the members of the committee is Charles Ogdcn , of Omaha. The afternoon meeting was oc cupied with the discussion of the report of the committee on organization and tbo vote upon a place for the holding of the conven tion of the national organization. A general committee consisting of ono representative from each club in the confer ence fixed upon July 4 , as the date for a na tional convention of the league. Resolutions wcro passed endorsing , the president's recent message ; endorsing civil service laws and President Cleveland's ' inter pretation thereof : declaring that trusts and iiko monopolies should bo prohibited by stringent laws and that agricultural public lands bo reserved to actual settlers , citizens of the Untied States for settlement under the homestead laws. The final vote stood 10 for Baltimore and 0 for Chicago ns the place for holding the con vention. Among the resolutions adopted was ono endorsing the Mills tariffi blty , and another authorizing the executive committee to appoint a committee to appear before the committee on resolutions at tbo St. Louis democratic national convention. This action is , however , loft to the discretion of the ex ecutive committee. The time for holding the convention was not definitely fixed. * A Demand Unheeded. WASHINGTON , April 20. [ Special to the Bni : . ] There is a good deal of com ment being made upon the action of the president and the secretary of the treasury in regard to the question of buying bonds and reducing the national debt from the surplus m the treasury. Last summer , it will bo remembered , there was a general demand tnado by the country that the accumulating surplus should bo applied to the extinguish ment of the national debt , by purchasing bonds in the open market and canceling them. All parts of the country made the demand , nnd public men on the forum fol lowed it up. Secretary Falrchild held , nnd was endorsed in his position by the presi dent , that there was no law authorizing him to do this. When congress convened there was talk about the passage of a resolution making this action mandatory under the law of IBS' ' . Still the administration was immov able , nnd declared that it had no authority to act. The reason it did not act was because it did not want the surplus reduced , ns it would impair the chances of the passage of the tariff bill. The president called attention of congress in his message last December to the accumu lation in the treasury , and pointed out the necessity of such action ns would take the herded millions out of bond nnd put them in circulation. Ho proposed to do this by n re duction of the tariff. Congress did not look at the thing ns ho did nnd the senate passedu bill which came from the house , but tacked on nn nmendmcnt which provided that for every dollar of paper money taken in for ro dcmption nt the treasury a silver dollar should bo put out. The administration is very much opposed to silver , nnd tnis nmend mcnt was highly distasteful to it. It pre ferred the defeat of the bill rather than to enforce the silver provision At the dicta tion of the administration a resolution was pushed through the house , the other day , under the suspension of the rules , declaring that thcro was authority under the law of 16S2 , for the purchase of the bonds , nnd the extinguishment of the debt , just ns the secre tary of the treasury and the president had declared thcro was not , but ns the members and the people hud contended that thorn was. The republican * are smiling over the predica ment the administration has found Itself in. and the elegant manner In which it has had to cat crow , _ _ The Star Kouto Service. WASIIINOTOK , April 21 , [ Special to the BEE. ] Second Assistant Postmaster General Knott has instituted some very un popular custums in connection with making public the names of the successful bidders for star route mail contracts. The adver tisements gave him a good deal of latitude , permitting him to make known the awards of contracts between the first and the twenty- fifth of the month , but for eomo reason that is known only to him , ho steadily refuses to advise the bidders until the maximum limit of time has expired , whether they were suc cessful In their bids. Hundreds of bidders in all parts of the country have largo forces of men nnd horses on hnndn and at their ex pense , waiting the announcement of the awards , and yet Knott lefimcs to give them the information , nnd rciuscs to malio any explanation of it , Telegrams and letters have been coming In to men in con gress for a week or two , asking who were the successful bidders on routes natmid. Senators and representatives Imvo appealed in vain for the information , and have pointed out to the second assistant postmaster gen eral that since contracts have been awarded and no ono can bo harmed by the publicity of the fact , justice to the contractors demands the Information. If Ibis condition of affairs had ever existed under republican rule it would bo pointed out ns suspicious. It was the custom when the republicans had charge of the postofllco department to notify con tractors as soon n * awards wore made that they had secured them , and successful bid ders were not kept in suspense for weeks , causing great expense and inconvenience , Weather Indications. For Iowa nnd Nebriibka Threatening weather , with light raini , followed by colder fair weather , frcsu to brikk wlutU , becoming northwesterly. ARNOLD'S AILMENT. How Ho Battled For Llfo For Twen ty-Five Years. A LESSON OF HOPE AND WARNING } For the Largo Number Who Suffot From Heart Disease. MUCH CARE MUST BE TAKEN. But Limitations nnd BoBtrlctioni Must Bo Rocoffnlzod. WANT OF VIGILANCE FATAL * The Family of 1)13 Dead 1'oct nn In * Blanco ol * llcrcilltnry 1'rcdlu * position to Disease of Par ticular Structures. A Medical Dissertation. * ICorifflht lSSS"fc/ | JiimGordon JJnmrft.l LONDON , April. 21. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ] To-day'a British Medical Journal says : "Tho llfd ; and death of Mr. Arnold Imvo a lesson o < hope nnd warning for u largo number who' suffer from heart dleaso. Twenty flvo yenra ngo ho consulted Dr. ( now Sir Andrew ) Clarlr , nnd was told ho had vnltmlar dlscaso of the heart , but was advised If ho exorcised ) care It need not interfere with his career foj > many years. Ho rigidly adhered to the rc $ otnmcndations as to regime nnd oxcrtloV given to htm , and it is interesting and oncour- agin ; ; for patients having heart disease to recall that nearly all his serious work ip , criticism , education and thcolog was done within the last twenty- flvo years. It is such a life-striking proof that heart disease , oven of the typo generally accounted serious for Mr. Arnold had dlscaso of the neutral and nortio valves need not interfere with the labors or enjoy ment of a successful career , provided only the limitations and moderate restrictions to which the Individual must submit are frankly recognized. Emboldened by Impunity patients are disposed to bellovo that the p q- cautions have been unnecessary , and rclafc their vigilance nt the very time when the aA , preach of old ago renders all liable to wctjl ness of the heart. The Arnold family ard a remarkable instance of family predisposition to a disease of particular structures , Thj ) father of Dr. Arnold of Rugby , ho tfimsejf , and now his son , have all succumbed iS chronic heart disease. " FIFTIETH CONGRESS. , House. , * WASHINGTON , April 21. In the house tha contest for consideration hetween the specinjj order , the homestead bill and the river aji ( | harbor bill resulted in the house going lnt # committee of the whole on the river and harV bqf bill. An nmendmcnt appropriating 250,000 foa the improvement of the harbor at Philadotf phla was adopted. Mr. Henderson of loiya , speaking of ft verbal nmendmeut , regretted that ho could not frivo his approval to the bill. It mada npproprintions for rivers nnd harbors which it would test the geographical knowledge of any gentleman to locate. The Forty-seventh congress had passed a river and harbor bill ! of ? 1S,000,000 , and the democrats had gene into the next canvass and painted on thelif banners , "Down with the republican party. ! ? because it had passed this "enormous" bm. The verdict of the pcoplo had been ngninat' this appropriation. With this piece of history - ' tory in his memory ho did not propose to vote for a bill which went beyond thrit which had been condemned by the popular verdict la 1882. 1882.Without Without further action the committee rose and the house adjourned. Committee Reports. WASHINGTON , April 21. The Brcckenrldga copyright bill was to-day favorably report 4 to the house from the judiciary committee. ' The Dunn free ship hill , as reported tt ) the house to-day by the committee on meW chant marine nnd fisheries , is Identical wltft the bill reported to the last congress wltfi the exception of of amendments limiting the business of foreign built vessels ndmittcd ttj' ' American registry to foreign trade and Cjt prcssly prohibiting them from engaging tfk the constwlso trade of the United Statci. The majority report is also slmllac to that which accompanied the bib when it was reported during the loaf congress with the addition of the statcmon * that to longer retain in force the superannu ated , so-called protection to our merchant marina and ship building interests of tkd' ' country which have produced the present disastrous and humiliating conditions , would srem to bo worse than ordinary folly nna would bo "protection run mud. " The minority report signed by Messrs Dlngloy , Farquahar , Hopkins , Folton , Cum ? mlngs nnd Clark , says the bill originates in rt rcmnrknblo manner , and asserts that not a single pei son or association having cornice * tion with the Interests touched upon by the bill lias by personal appeal or petition aukccl for the eimctnifnt of the bill into a law/ Tlio minority nays the result of its enact * . mont would bo most disastrous nnd would , entirely kill the bhlp building of this country besides indicting other damage , nnd doubt whether foreign vessels could bo kept out of the coast trade uftor getting the American register. ' A Washington Ktiituo For Franco. WASHINGTON , April 2In \ reply to a letter from prominent ladies Interested in the pro , ' motion of n plan to present a statue of Gen * eral Washington to the French republic , and asking his endorsement und altondnftco atr a benefit performance toward that object , tbo president has written a letter btatmg that the project has his hearty commendation' . Ho and Mis. Cleveland will with much picas * uro attend the presentation which is to bo given in Washington on the 28th Inst , , and botli express the utmost intorcst in the sue * cess of the pluu , Tlio Hearing Postponed. LOKDUK , April 21. The hearing of the petition for the liquidation of the a/TairsoC the American exchange In Europe has been agnln uostpnned on a petition by the attorney for the English stockholders , whoso clients wished an opportunity to communicate with the American shareholders with a view to the reconstruction of th < > company. Defrauded His Ward or 983,000. PniLAUELi-JiM , April 81. Kobcrt W. PC- chin , jr. , was to-day placoduudcr (5,000 bonds for trial on a charge of the embezzlement ol $83,000 belonging to the children of hla under , Kobart D , Pi-chin , who , when ho died t > om ypar ago , appointed Pcchln trustee for hid chlldrim. Speculating In'stocku was tU cauaoif las trouble.