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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
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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
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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.