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Jl THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. EIGHTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , SUNDAY M OllNING , FEBRUARY 3 , 1880. TWELVE PAGES. NUMBEU 233 THE KAISER DSEASY. Budolph'a Dorvth May Lotxd to Sorl- ous Complications. THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE MENACED. Well Known Vlowa of Austria's Probable Holr Apparent THEY BODE NOGOODTOGERMANY BlBmarck'o Supporters Rapidly Do- Borthitf From His Ranks. HIS COLONIAL POLICY DISLIKED. The Succession of Count Herbert to the Cltniiuillf > rHlilp Now Consid ered nH ICxtrcmoly Doubtful The I'ortniiCMR Loan. I'll(5 Austrian Succcsalon. , JW ) , JiyA'cio Ymk AKnctiitril Prm. ) Fob 2. Although the death of the Austrian crown prince will have no im mediate effect upon the relations between Germany and Austria , the issues of that event have already engaged the anxious at tention of Kmpcror William and 1'rinco Hismarck. Since yesterday morning the emperor had too long Interviews with the chancellor , who has been In constant com munication with the German ambassador ut Vienna and Count Kalnoky , the subject of the correspondence being , It Is reported , the succession to the Austrian throne. The removal of Crown Prince Rudolph is regarded by the oflicial cir cles hero as a misfortune to the triple alliance. His legitimate sucecs- Bor , Karl Ludwlg , cannot bo rolled upon ns a friend of the alliance. Throughout his fifty- Jive years of life , ho has not taken nn active part in politics , leading a quiet existcnco ; but both he and his son , Francis , In whoso favor ho may abdicate , are known to incline to an anti-Gorman policy , favoring rather entente with Kussla. The moral fortitude of Emperor Francis Joseph in allowing the publication of the fact of the crown prince's Buicido elicits general admiration. Emperor "William has ordered ofllcers of the Grena dier Guards , of which Emperor Francis Jo- Boph is honorary colonel , and the Eleventh Uhlans , the crown prince's regiment , to wear mourning for a week. The Ueichstag treated the third reading of the East Africa bill with indifference. Prince Hlsmarcit's feud with the ultraconservatives - conservatives threatens to alienate n number of his hitherto ardent supporters. A search lias been ordered of the office of the Kreuz- zcltung and the house of the editor for the manuscript of the article attacking the chan cellor's conduct In the Gocffcken Inquiry. This order is condemned , oven in the Cologne Gazette , ns nn offense against the liberty of the press. The Kreuzzoitnng , despite the fact that the conservative loaders .recently disavowed its sentiments , returns to the charge that Prince Bismarck has in jured the monarch lal sentiment by the GolTcken process. The Rolchsbalt supports the Krenzzeitung in this position. Those and other symptoms disclose the decided growth and strength of the nntl-Hlsmarelc party , The reunions which occur at the resi dence of Count von Waldcrseo unite the partisans of the ex-empress and the ultraconservatives - conservatives , whoso common aim Is to weaken the influence of the chancellor. Count Eulcnborg , Dr. Stoeckcr and Hcrr Koogol appear at these reunions. Count Nossclrodo also appears as the representa tive for the ox-onipress. The chancellor's enemies declare that his reign is Hearing Its close. They assert that besides his physical ailments , which render him incapable of governing , his domestic Influence , nil potent with the emperor , Is fast weakening His- marck's hold , and that the empress , who is a close friend of the Countess von Waldorsco , sympathises With the opponents of the chancellor. Empress Augusta also blames bis action as Exposing to the world family scandals. The Impression in diplomatic circles is that though Uisninrck's power over the emperor IK lessoning , his position will remain secure aiitil ho retires ; but that the succession of Count Herbert Is doubtful. The announcement that Hismarck has or dered the exemption of foreigners from mar tial law in Samoa , nnd has instructed the German consul to withdraw from the contest of administration , has elicited only partial upprovul in the press. The Vossischo Xeltung remarks that proceedings of this tort arc not calculated to strengthen Gonnan local authority in the present Btralncd state of affairs in Samoa. The gov ernment journals recognize the propriety of respecting the rights nnd Interests of for eigners , but Insist on the necessity of reprisals for Mntaafa's attack on the Ger mans. A cable dispatch from Zanzibar announces the death of Achmod , sultan of Vitu. 11 In nephew , Tiinabakuri , has been proclaimed his successor. A syndicate of Ucrlln nnd Frankfort bank ers , In conjunction with u group of Portu guese , and Paris bunks , has concluded an agreement for the conversion of the whole outstanding Portugues 5 per cent bonds,1S78 , 187D , I860 and 18 ! > r , into -O./B , amounting to 8,000,000 pounds sterling. Tno attention of tha bourse centers on the coming loans or conversions. The Vossisoho Zcltuug estimates that the total foreign loans now hold in Germany at 0,000,000 marks , while the annual interest paid to German Inventors by foreign debtors exceeds 1500,000,000 marks. Other estimates place the total of the foreign loans at a much higher figure. Gorman capital has started the Ital ian Union bunk , with headquarters at Milan , and n paid up capital of 12,000OJO 11 res , mainly supplied through Krause , of Horlln , the Viennese Anglo-Anstraln bank. All the Uorllu nnd Frankfort banks are prosperous , and bank shares are "booming , " while the directorates are engaged in schemes to raise more capital. The Haurson Koltung gives figures showing the rapid growth of the banking business since 18(15 ( , and proves that the dividends paid In 1SS8 were In some In stances double those of 1S65 , although the capital has been Increased six-fold. Undoubtedly the expansion of German business and the wealth of the country have marvellously Increased with the growth of military power nnd national unity. The Messrs , Rothschilds and HlelchroUor will float a new 2 per cent railway loan for the Italian tlnvernment , A further reduction In the rota of discount of the Itelchabank Is Imminent. The low rate * lu the open mar ket and the abundance of money compel the L reduction. The Rochandlung now lends un til March 00 at 2J < per cent. Statistics of Hamburg trailcs show seven teen now local companies , with capital of 3. , < WO,000 murks , founded In isSS. The ex isting companies Increased their capital 17,000.000 marks , Including the Hamburg- American steamship company , xvhlch added 10,000,000 marks to its capital. A report presented to the Landing on per sonal taxation for IHSJI , discloses the fact that the richest Prussian contributor is In the Dusscldorf circles. Tnc person referred to Is undoubtedly Krupp , whoso annual rev- fiiue Is liSO,000 : marks. In tlio "Wiesbaden oirclo the largest contributor Is obviously Uotlischtld , who admits an income ofI.IW'J ' - UOO marlts. Captain Wlssmann went to Hamburg on Thursday to arrange contracts. To-night ho has gone to Hullo to bid farewell to his family. Notable among the recent Incidents In the releasing was the olTortof the progressists and socialists to obtain an enlarged Inspec tion of the condition of workers In factories. Hcrr Hobcl commented on the inadequacy of the inspection , a single ofllclal having to overlook a district so extended that it was impossible to glvo the sumo oven a cursory examination. Ho urged nn Increase in iho nuinuor of inspectors and the extension of the Inspection to small workshops and house hold Industry. Ho also favored publishing full reports on the state of the working classes , instead of ex tracts arbitrarily selected by olllci.ils. Minister von Uocttichcr curtly refused to agree to thcso propositions , and at the same time referred to the progressists' attempts to obtain trade councils composed of work men and employers as n Inconvcnlenco and a peril to the development of a commercial spirit. HIIIT von iJonttichcr's remarks again proved that the social reforms of the govern ment arc designed to place workmen as far as possible under a stuto of tutelage. The Frankfurter Xeitung asks whether workmen will soil their birthright for a pottage of lentils. THR I'RKsioK.vi's AGUHKMEXT. It Scums to Ho UxL'le.sq Snvc tin n Thcmo Tor Gossip. CHICAGO , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Uni.l : "Tho president's agreement is going to die a bornin" " " said a high railway official this evening. As ho spoke ho handed the newspaper rep resentative a cotiy of President Perkins' answer to President Strong's request for the Hurlingtoii's signature to the President's ai'recmciit. It read no follows : "My Dear Mr. Strong : The agreement to be effective must embrace the Illinois Cen tral and roads controlled by Mr. Nettlcton. As you know , I am In favor of the arrange ment , and nil the roads controlled by mo will join the association and will sign any papers when it is made certain that all par ties interested will sign. C. E. PKIIKIXS. " "You see , the letter simply reiterates what the agreement itself says , " continued the official , "In other words , it can be taken as a refusal to sign or not , just as a man looks at it , I take it as direct refusal to sign and will tell you why. The Hannibal & St. Joe and the St. Louis , Keokuk & Northwestern are both Uurlington roads and they are in direct competition with the Kansas City , Fort Scott & Gulf an southwestern business. The Hurlington system takes the trnfllc east via St. Louis , and the Kansas City , Fort Scott & Gulf via Memphis. No one is sure that the Gulf road will sign and the Hurhng- ton is not going to commit Itself until its competitor does. Then the Chicago , HUrl- lington & Northern , another Hurlington road , is in direct , competition with the See road. For some reason or other .tho See road was left out of the agreement. The Chicago , JJurlington & Northern has prac tically no local business. Its bole revenue is through business and for this , the See , is a llerco competitor. It would bo suicide for the Burlington & Northern to sign the agreement with the See free to cut rales as it saw lit. Vice President G. 11. Harris , of the Hurlington , has written a letter to President Strong saying that he would give a decisive answer ns to signing by next Tues day or Wednesday. "Then the principal reason why I think the Hurlitifiton won't ' sign IB because the Illinois Central will not sign. The two roads are the hottest kind of competitors , and the Hurling ton will not go into any deal which does not include Mio Illinois Central. Now , every one of thcso contingencies is a big one , and un less they are all overcome , besides otiicrs not yet eo mo to the surface , the agreement will DC a failure. " President Perkins , of the Burlington , was averse to being interviewed , but said : "Tho IJurlington is > in favor of the agreement , and has been all along. Wo will not bind our- salvcs , however , until the signatures ot the Illinois Central and Kansas City , Fort Scott & Gulf are obtained. " Other presidents were scon , and they one and all condemned the refusal of the Hur lington to sign. Each prefaced Ins condem nation with a refusal to allow the use of his name , but all were n unit in admitting that it looked black for the agreement. An Important Proviso. WASHINGTON , Fob. 2. An important proviso vise to the Oklahoma bill , passr.a by the house yesterday , is the one rescinding the action that nothing in the act organizing the territory shall bo construed to authorize any person to enter upon or to occupy any land la the Cherokee nutlet and Oklahoma proper for settlement or otherwise until after the Indian tribes provided for in the bill have concluded the agreement to that effect. After an agreement tuts been made it shall ho laid before tlic lirosldcnt , who is authorized and required to issue his proclamation declaring such re linquished lands onun to boUIoment , and tlx a time from and after which such land * may uo taken. It is provided that any person who may enter upon ar.y land contrary to these provisions , and prior to the lime llxed by the president's proclamation , shall not bo per mitted to make entry upon any lands , or lay any claim thereto In the territory. The Naturalization Kill. WASIIIXCITOX , Feb. 2. The house commit tee on Judiciary this afternoon had the nat uralization bill again under consideration. To meet the objection that has been made to the original bill , that it would operate to prevent an intomling citizen from acquiring n homo for his family during the live-year probationary period , it was suggested that n Hui'tinn be added limiting the property rights of aliens who may ilia a preliminary declara tion of an intention to become citizens to the entry of nno homestead. To lit ttiu case of Indians another clause was added , extending the privilege of naturalization to Indians in cases whcro they renounce tribal relations and assume civilized life , The members who suggested these amendments were requested to reduce them to form , and the bill as amended will bo further considered next week. _ At Plnrnlmll Island * . SAN FIUNCISCO , Fob , 'J. The schooner Dashing Wave arrived to-day from Marshall Islands. Ciiutalu Chlpiuati states that all the territory in that part of the world is being rapidly brought under German Influence. Pleasant islands have been seized by Ger many. Matters In the Marshall group are quiet , the authority of Germany being su preme. Captain Chlpniuu claims that com merce Is hampered by excessive charges and the useless restrictions on entering the har bor. He states that no pilot came aboard till his vessel was anchored. Vet on leaving ho was presented with a bill tor pilotage , which ho was compelled to pay , A Mlno I-'lre. DAW OJ , Pa. , Teb. 12. A fire which lias been raging In the Jackson mines has llnally been gotten under control , The loss cannot be estimated ut prcscut , Alt KANSAS I3LI3CTION FKAl'OS. A Jtemnrknhlo Statement Ity the Speaker ofthn l/rjjlulntiirr1. LITTLE HOCK , Ark. , Feb.2. ( Special Tele gram to TUB Uic. : ] To-day a Joint resolu tion was sent up in the house requesting the governor to offer $ .VJO for the arrest and con viction of the parties who stole the ballot boxes and poll books from the clerk's ofllco in this city on the night of September 3 , 1SSS. One member said he was in favor of amend ing the resolution so that it would include all the counties in Arkansas in which ballot boxes had boon stolen. "Hut , " ho continued , "If that amendment should bo accepted the penitentiary would soon bo so full of ballot byx thieves that their legs would bo sticking out of the windows. Hesides , the payment of the reward xrould throw the stnto treas ury Into bankruptcy. " A representative from ono of the counties In which election fraud is charged offered nn amendment that 25 cents be offered Instead of f.V)0. ) Tiie speaker of the house , who had taken the door meanwhile , sprang to his feet and began n speech which proved to bo the most astounding delivered in the legislature on nallot box stealing. "Mr. Speaker and gen tlemen , " ho began. "It cannot bo denied that ballot boxes have been stolen in this stato. For the last twenty years this matter has been carried on. Year nfter year the public will has boon thwarted , and yet the perpetrators go unpunished. In this county , at our last state election , nine ballot boxes were stolen. The grand jury was especially instructed to Investigate the matter , but not one single Indictment was returned. A man's life would not bo safe if he should at tempt to ferret out this matter. [ That's right , " from the gallery. ] "We are told that this ballot box stealing has been the In direct cause of the deliberate murder of ono of the tlncst men in the state of Arkansas. The terrible crime lias turned the eyes of the nation upon us. Day after day have t sat In ttio speaker's ' chair mid seen measures killed that pointed to an investigation of thm matter. Now conies this slur in the shape of a 25-eent amunumcnt. It's an outrage. Wo must do something. The action of the legis lature is being closely watched by the east ern states and the northern states. Hallot box stealing has occurred , and it may be probed to the bottom. The test Is upon us and wo must act. " This is but a faint outline of what ho said , but will show the temper of the speaker. The resolution was adopted. Ballot box stealing , murders and anonymous throats scut to other contestants for seats In congress have aroused them till they are determined to have a thorough Investigation. THIS 110 lT Til AMI * . Harrison Asked to Hxcrr Influence In His Ilelinir. iKiiMNM'ous , Fob. 2.-General Harrison hall comparatively few prominent out-of- lowa visitors to-day. Alexander Hogeland , president of the boys' and girls' national homo and employment association , presented a petition in relation to congressional action in behalf of the boy tramps of the United States. The association asks , through the president-elect , that congress bo appealed to for wholesome laws to abate what has grown to bo a national evil. It recites the work of the association , and reports having the extent of crime and depravity among young boys. It says that there arc ; ! 0OOU continued tramps in the country , all of whom come from this class of neglected boys , who are permitted to acquire their criminal proclivities at a tender ngo. An interesting argument in behalf of governmental control of these dependent .youths is made. So far as can be ascertained at this end of the line , cabinet affairs are in statu quo , and there is less speculation to-night than for several days. Wyoming Politics. CIIKYKNNE , Wyo. , Feb. 2. [ Special Tele gram to TIID Ben. ] The question of the next governorship of Wyoming is exciting great interest hero at present. The territo rial press , republican and democratic , with but few exceptions , favors tno appointment of ex-Governor Warren , who hold the posi tion for a year under the present administra tion. The Laramie Boomerang , the only re publican paper that opposes Warren , has started a boom for ox-Secretary Morgan. It Is claimed that four years ago , when Mr. Warren , Mr. Morgan and Mr. Con- % 'erso were applicants for the governor ship , Mr. Morcran , in the interest of harmony , and for the sake of getting a Wyoming man appointed , withdrew his name in favor of Warren , and that his commendable action at that time should now have its roward. Mr. Morgan , who was secretary of the territory for a number of years , has strong backing among eastern politicians , and now that ho is formally entered in the gubernatorial race is likely to make it interesting for his com petitors. A Protest From Australia. WASIUNQTON , Fob. 2. The secretary of state to-day received a cablegram from Me- Coppin , United States commissioner to the Melbourne expositionsaying that the federal council of Australia had adopted on address to the crown viewing with deep anxiety the recent events in Samoa and favoring treaties guaranteeing Independence in Samoa and also expressing the opinion that foreign domination of Samoa endangered the safety of Australia. Secretary Bayard said he regarded the action of the Australian authorities on the Samoan question as very important , inas much as it indicated that the people of that large and prosperous colony looked at the situation pretty much in the same light as American people do , and were not disposed to look favorably upon foreign encroach ments in their vicinity. It Amounts ton Recall , WAsnlNONON , Fob. 2. It is learned from sources deemed reliable that Consul General Sewall had made all preparations to leave for Samoa on Friday afternoon , but in the forenoon of that day ho received a note- from Assistant Secretary Hives , asking him to call at the state depot , which ho did , and was then told by UIvos that ho was to delay his departure. It is the opinion of persons familiar with the situation that , Inasmuch as the next outgoing vessel which Sewall can now vouch does not sail until somu time in the early part of March , his detention hero Is virtually n notice that ho will not bo al lowed to return in his ofllciul capacity. IllNinnrok'H Action Anticipated. WASHINGTON , Feb. 2 , Secretary Bayard said this afternoon that the communication of Bismarck to Count Arco-Valloy , the Ger man minister , announcing his action was anticipated by a telegram to Minister Pondlo- ton saying that the United States would not recognize the martial law declared by the German consul. It was , therefore , not a reply to the telegram but nn anticipation. Pension Fund Running Low. WASIIIXOTOX , Fob. 2. The commissioner of pensions has advised the secretary of the Interior that there will bo a deficiency In the amount necessary for the payment of pen sions for the lUcal year , over and above ex isting appropriations , of about $37,000,000 , , and asks that necessary steps bo taken to secure - cure immediate consideration of the matter by congress to prevent the stoppage of pen sions. Tired oT tliu Consular Hnrvlco. TOPKKA , ICan. , Feb. 2. [ Special Telegram to THE Hue. I Hon. Charles 1C. Holllday , Jr. , editor of the Kansas Democrat , who WAS about six months ago appointed secretary of the legation to Caraccas , Venezuela , and afterwards promoted to the rank of charge d'uffulrtf , to relieve" Minister Scott , returned to his homo in this city , to-day , and for warded his re.sitrnatlon to President Cleve land. HERBERT BISMARCK. Something of tho' Habits of the Great Chancellor's Sou. A MOST AGREEABLE COMPANION And Ono of the Hardest Workers on the Continent of Europe. TOILING FROM MORN TO NIGHT , Ho Yet Finds Tlmo to Entertain a Host of Warm Admirers. HIS CHEERFUL BACHELOR HOME Often the Scene of the German Capi tal's Most Ilrllliant Social , Kvcnts An Interview I/- on Sam on. Germany's Secretary oT Stntc. [ Cnpi/rfuht l $31 > u Jamrs ( Jonlim Itcnnttt. ] HUHUN , Fob. 2.-fXew York Herald Cable Special to Tun Bun.1 The Herald correspondent had to-day at his request the honor of being received in private nudienco by Count U'smnrck. ' His excellency re ceived mo this forenoon In his study in what used to be Prince Hismarck's private rest- donee , but which is now occupied by the ministry of foreign affairs. Ono Is obliged to traverse several plainly furnished ante rooms , where the sounds of footsteps nro completely deadened by the thickness of Smyrna carpet , and the only ornaments to bo seen are enormous maps suspended on the walls. Through rough , heavily padded folding doors one enters n spacious study , the windows of which open on a court yard , whcro n majestic walnut tree spreads out its now leafless branches , while from be hind n rough board fcnco magnificent old trees form a back ground. Towards the middle of the room is a great broad desk en tirely covered with documents and blue port folios , letters , papers and dispatches. On the walls , extending the length of the room , is a round table with a few chairs placed in front of a rather old fashioned sola. A broad chaise lounge extends into the room from the other side. The only other furni ture in the room nro book cases and paper stands. Over the mantel piece is n largo photo of the prince chancellor , signed by himself. In this room nro the ends of the threads by which the foreign policy of the German empire is set in motion , and here nn amount of work is mastered that would greatly over tax the strength of many. Count Herbert Bismarck Is considered ono of the hardest workers among the ofllclals , and In Berlin , the city of hard workers , work begins with him at the early hours of morning , and he rarely ends his toil before midnight. The count carries nothing over to the morrow. In audition , tiis social duties take up a great deal of his time. He Is constantly entertain ing , and ho is nn amiable host and a most lively and Interesting companion. His invi tations are numbered among their most wel come social prizes by these fortunate enough to have secured the entree at his house. The parliamentary soirees inaugurated at his cheerful bachelor homo this winter are the social events of the Herlln season. The leaders of the German and Prussian oftlcial world , the most distinguished representa tives of the army and navy , the highest court functionaries give rendezvous at his house to representative men of all parties In the reichstag and the Prussian landtag. Around these numerous little tables crystal lize little groups of men , whose views coin cide , holding a lively discussion on the events of the day. The most exquisite viands , excellent wines , and the choicest cigars are thcro to satisfy the material wants of the guests. These entertainments last , as a rule , until the "woo sma' hours" of the morning. His excellency was gracious enough to accede - cede to my request that ho would explain the position taken by the German government on the Samoun question. What ho said was in substance as follows : Public opinion in Germany is not as excited - cited over the Samoau question as is shown by the stand taken by the German press. The German government never allowed the least doubt to obscure the fact that all that is desired Is Samoa was to uphold the lawful and orderly statu of things hitherto existing , toircther with a maintenance of peace , order and quiet. Certain coteries who , from In terested motives , sought to cast suspicion on the Dluiu , straightforward purpose of the German government , would certainly not find bcliovcrs among sensible people , for it Is ono of the most important distinctive habits of German policy that engagements are honorably carried out and subterfuge avoided. This distinctive trait is admitted by the whole world , and cannot again bo made the subject of dispute by secret agita tors , The whole world knows that when Germany says black or white , blade or white Is meant. In the Samoan question , too , Germany splolt mlioffenen kartell at Washington. In the summer of 1837 Germany , together with the United States and Great Britain , tried to come to an agreement , by which the joint interests of the three powers might bo made secure In these islands , but this conf rcnco concluded Its hlbors and adjourned ithout having obtained any definite result. There is no treaty concerning Samoa in existence , either between the United States and Ger many or between the United States and Great Britain. Treaties were made between the United States , Germany and England , on ono hand , ami the Samoans. The upholding of these treaties is thorofornn matter , of course , of equal Importance to all interested. The worst feature In the case Is that in Samoa whatever government WAS at the head of affairs seemed to bo tottering to a full. The same phenomena have shown themselves there as nave been observed for centuries In other islands of the S'outh sea group. The savage Inhabitants there have no conception of respect for and subordination to consti tuted authority. Always at a feud among themselves , the strongest conquers and rules , but only until a stronger comos. These mutual quarrels had formerly less slgnlflcanca , as long as they were fought out with spear * and arrows , but the moro the natives felt the contact of civilization , the tnoro they equipped themselves with paivder and muskets , some of them of the percussion cap pattern , the bloodier the battles became and more rapid the succession of conquerors and rulers , to the increasing detriment , naturally , of the civilized resident s of the IsUndo. This was the case in Bnmia. Malictoa , In his time. , inado war for Tuuiaso.se , and now Mntnnfa , formerly ono of Mallotoa's bitter est opponents , seeks to overthrow Tnmoseso. The battles that ensued were fatal to Euro pean nnd American interests in the island. It is impossible fully to picture to oneself the present condition of affairs there , Exhaustive reports will only roach hereabout about the middle of February. Telegrams were at hand , but they were in cipher and had ncon , partially mutilated on the way , so that no reliable opinion could bo formed from them. It w.is , as n matter ot course , the duty of the Gorman government to Inter fere to protect the interests of the Germans , Inasmuch as they wore menaced during the light that took place. In so doing , of course , the Interests of the European mid American settlers had to bo considered. U Is known that tin ) interests ot German traders nnd planters there greatly outweighed these of other nationalities. Germany has been at tacked there by the rebels , but the object of Germany's energetic action of repression can and should only bo for the solo and ex clusive purpose of restoring public order , quiet , nnd peace. With this In view , the count had nho asked the United ( States government , which had se cured for Itself the most excellent coaling station of Pango Pango , to co-oporato for its part with the German and Huglish govern ments in restoring order. For the purpose Count Herbert Ulsmarck had , during the last few days , had a conference with the American charge d'affairs and the ambassa dor of Great Hritain. Ho asked them both to take such steps as would allow the thread of negotiations last hold at Washington In iss to bo taken up In order that an under standing fair to the mutual Interests of all three powers could bo arrived at. The trroup of Islands were so insignificant as to size , In comparison with the three powers nnd its interests were comparatively so inconsiderable , that It is impassible to bc- licvo that on account of u difference of opin- iau , so much as a sharp exchange of dis patches could be possible. An exchange of views of the respective plenipotentiaries would afford the quickest and ploasantest solution. Unfortunately , Germany has now boon placed in a condition of war with Mataafa. As far as could bo made out from fragmentary reports now at hand , n detach ment of Gorman sailors who attempted to land for the purpose of protecting Gorman plantations , had been treacherously attacked from ambush by Mataafa and his hordes. Tills act must of coursa bo fully expiated by the offending party. If any German official has outstepped his instructions and acted without orders or authority of the German government of which , however , there was no evidence ha would bo promptly recalled to an observance of his duty. The negotiations up to this time had convinced the count that on all sides there is u desire to see the question promptly and happily solved. He himself , tno secretary of state , had received a number of communications from distinguished Ameri can citizens , statesmen and leading men , which left him with the conviction that In the United States the intelligent classes treated this question with the same calmness nnd moderation with which it always hits been treated in Germany. It is not worth getting excited over. AN UNailTlGATISD SCOUNDREL. An Imllnnn Kmiiczzlcr IV ho Robbed Illt4 Wifeanil Frloiuln. INIIUNAVOLIS , Feb. 2. As the investiga tions of County Clerk Sullivan progress , astonishing revelations of crookedness are brought to the surface. Ho robbed every body , including his wife , bosom friends and their friends , political associates , orphans , widows , corporations , the county , and people right and left. The frauds that have come to light already aggregate In amount $100,000. The trust funds charged to his bunds are acknowledged to uavo amounted at the beginning of this week to $05,000. SIuco then the county money there has been paid into his hands nearly $5,000. Probably $15,000 of these moneys was applied to legitimate purposes. The bal ance was stolen. Suits nro being instituted by guardians nnd others against Sul livan's bondsmen. The board of county commissioners to-day elected John Wilson , n well known attorney , to fill the vacant place. Wilson is the defeated candidate for attorney general at the late election. On the author ity of the board of commissioners it is stated that Wilson agrees to waive all claim to fees in excess of Ri,000 annually. This is equivalent to giving Sullivan's bondsmen $10OJD per year. The Hcndricks club , the leading demo cratic club of the stnto , held a meet ing last night and expelled Sullivan , the resolutions stating that "ho has proven himself a defaulter to the county and un worthy of confidence. " At midnight the investigation into Sulli van's crooked transactions shows u total de falcation of over 110,000 , with more returns to hear from. ItRINGS DOWN HALF A MIL-LION. A Pretty Postmistress I3lopcH AVitli Rich Yoiins Oakoi A men. ST. P\ui. , Minn. , Fob. 2 , [ Special Tele gram to Tuu Hun. ] Young Oukcs Ames , n nephew of the governor of Massachusetts , has been cutting a wide swath in this neigh borhood for the past year. Yesterday ho be came the hero of an elopement , the young lady In the affair boinc Miss Umma Watson , the pretty postmistress at St. Anthony Park , a St. Paul suburb. Ames is the proud pos sessor of some $500,000 lit cold cash. On Thursday Miss Watson Informed her em ployer that she desired to take n short vacation nnd go on a visit to some relatives living in another part of the Rtato. The request was granted and Miss Watson left on nn after noon train for St , Paul. That evening's ' mall scattered throughout the park small white missives announcing the marriage nf Miss Watson to Oakcs Ames.of St. Anthony Park. The surprise In the Park was great , as Mr. Amos' mother Imagined that her son was in Chicago , whither he Had gene to enter Into possession of his property. Upon Investigation It was found that Mr. Ames ar rived from Chicago Thursday morning mid mot his nfllunccd in the city. Securing n , marriage license they drove over to Men- data , where they were married , On that evening they left St. Paul for Detroit. The girl Is very young and an attempt will bo made to arrest him for abduction , NORFOLK'S K IONS ATI ON. TIio ArreHt of Dr. Kully HUM the All- sordini : Topic. Noiiroi.i ; , Neb. , Feb. 2 , [ Special Telegram to TUB HKB. ] The arrest of JJr. Kelly still continues to bo tno all absorbing topic of conversation , but thcro arc no now developo- incntH , Fnlwo PrvtiMiHcs. NEI.IOII , Neb. , Feb. 2. [ Special to TUG Br.i : , ] Olney S. Mulmn , nf this place , was arrested yesterday on the charge of obtain ing money under false pretcnso. AVI1I Investigate. Kninxr.Y , Neb. , Fob , 2. [ Special Telegram to Tim HEK.J The committees on public lands and buildings , and ways and means ar rived In the city this evening from Lincoln on a special car. They are hero to Investi gate the advisability of the proposed expend itures for building and improving the grounds at the state Industrial school , D JVDGi : imiiWKU'S DKCIS1ON. In the Application to Unjoin thelown Drs MOINTS , la. , Fob , 2. Judge Drawer' * decision lu the application of the railroads for nn Injunction restraining the railroad commissioners from changing their schedule of rates , was received here to-day. It re fuses an Injunction nnd removes the res training order. The decision , after reviewing bills , com plaint nnd its answer , says : "Thcro are substantially three questions presented. " 1. Has thcro been mi evasion of the In junction order heretofore issued , and there fore n practical contempt of the order ! " 2. Did the sections of the statutes under which the commissioners acted give them the authority to rondel'such decision and to establish a full schedule of rates for the com plainants ! ' y. Is the schedule announced just and rea sonable ! He holds : 1. That there has bcon no evasion of the injunction , on the ground that the now schedule differed substantially from the ono enjoined , by substituting western classifica tion for Illinois classification. 2. That the sections of the statute quoted , when taken together , did justify the com missioners hi making an entire new schedule. y. Thnt the schedule is on its face presum ably compensatory , mid should bo tried , niul if , when evidence Is presented at the May term of the United States court , It appears that thu rate is reasonable , then Derailment injunction can Issue. In conclusion the decision says1 "Influ enced by these Considerations , 1 am led to refuse the preliminary Injunction and to sot aside the restraining order heretofore made. It may well bo that by the time this case , comes to the llnal lest of experience It will have solved some of these matters , nnd It may bo made clear , IIH now seems probable , that the rates imposed by this last schedule are compensatory within the rule laid down In a prior opinion , in which case certainly no injunction ought to issue , or clear that they are not compensa tory , in which case , beyond any doubt lu my iiiliul , the tlnal and permanent injunction ought to be granted. This is the decision in the suit brought by the Chicago , Uurlington & Quincy railroad. Tito Itrowii Case. MASON CITV , la. , Feb. 2. [ Special Tele gram to Tun Hue. ] The proceedings In the Drown case were brought to n sudden ter mination to-day by the serious illness of Juror Howe , Ho was taken suddenly ill while In the box with cramps of the stomach , and n doctor was summoned , who pro nounced the case critical. Should Howe re main in n condition not to bo able to hear the case , it will necessitate a now trial. The prosecution still maintains that it has u strong case against the defendant. Tlic Supreme Court. DKS MOINEX , la , , Feb. 2. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Dei : . ] The supreme court filed the following decisions bore to-day : C. F. Vcrstraelen vs Judge W. R. Lewis , npp'ellant ; Powoshick district ; affirmed , John Thomas , appellant , vs Thomas J. McDonald etui ; Linn district ; affirmed. Lizctte G. Hoeckman , appellant , vs H. S. Hutlor et ul and A. D. Littleton ; Polk dist rict ; reversed. _ Fntnlly AVoitntlcit nml ltoll > ctl. DAVEXPOIIT , la. , Feb. 2. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Hm.J : Early this morning Curl Schmidt , a cattleman , was the victim of nn attempted murder in the outskirts of this city. Ho was found dying In the road , un conscious , and lying in u pool of blood. Ho had been robbed of $200 and struck with some blunt Instrument that nearly killed him , and little hope of his recovery is enter tained. Oklahoma lOntliiislnsts. KANSAS CITV , Fob. 2. [ Special Telegram to Tun HUB. ] At a mass meeting to-night prominent citizens passed resolutions thank ing those representatives who worked for the passage of the Oklahoma bill , and urging upon the senate the favorable consideration of the bill. A largo sum of money was sub scribed to defray the expenses of a delega tion in a trip to Washington. Fully IJOO rep resentative business men attended the meet ing , and the utmost unanimity and enthusi asm prevailed. The Diiatli KecoiMl. MiLWAUECii , Fob. 2. Guldo Pfcstor , a tan ner and leather merchant , one of Milwau kee's foremost and woaUhiost business men , died nt an early hour this morning of typhoid pneumonia. Ho was sovonty-ono years of ago. ago.Otto Otto Wagner , a leading turner and ono of the most prominent amateur athletes in the country , died this morning after a brief Ill ness. Ho was thirty-ioven years old. Locked Up In n HnnU Vnulr , New HAVKN , Conn. , Feb. 2. Hen O. Lum , bookkeeper nt the Now Haven Savings bank , was accidentally locked up In the Dig bank vault yesterday afternoon , nnd his whereabouts was a mystery until the vault was opened for business at 0 o'clock , when hi catno out. Ho was decidedly hungry , but little the worse for his fifteen hours clos confinement. An Irish Priest , Imprisoned. Feb. 2. Father Alnrrinan , of Castle Council , was .sentenced to Jive weeks' imprisonment to-day for offenses under the crimes act. Constable Clifton , of Kildysart , resigned as a protest against the harsh treatment of O'Brien by thu prison ofllcials at Cloniucl. Tim \Vrnllicr InilluntioiiH. For Nebraska : Fair , nearly stationary temperature , variable winds. For Iowa : Fair , followed by light rain , warmer westerly winds. For Dakota : Snow in northern portion , fair in southern portion , warmer , urisic westerly winds. Viiiidci'hilt Oil1 On it Cruise. HAi/nsorn : , Fob. -William 1C. Vandnr- bllt , thu millionaire , and party , sailed in the steam yacht Alva this morning for an ex tended cruise , lasting about seven months , They will visit Hcnmidu and Madiera , and thence cruise in the McdituiTean , and also visit Norway and ICnglaud , In I'lolc I-IIIK'H INIIIANAPOMS , Feb. " . Petitions are being circulated by thu traveling men of the United States , in every state , asking for the appoint ment on the inter-stato commission of X. .1 , Pickering , of Philadelphia , president of tliolr national association. A .Missouri Ci.AitiCsvu.i.i : , Mo. , Feb. 2. A very dis tinct oarthiuako shock w.is felt bore ut 7 : 15 o'clock this morning. It rattled things gen erally , but no damage Is reported. The shock was also felt at Pnyncsvillc. Tlia Connnlltivillo Coke Htrlko. Pirrsiiuito , Feb. 2. The ConncllHVillo coke strike spread to the works of J. W. Moore & Co , to-day , and f > 00 men quit work. Reports from other works are that the situa tion is unchanged. A l > 04 of I'nrlx Grenn. ST. Loi'is , Fob , 2. James Gorman , the Hixtccn-ycar-old son of Mrs. Mary Gorman , a widow , suicided to-day by taking n dose of Paris green while under the Influence of liquor. _ ColllcrlcH Hiispund , SIUMOICIN , Pa. , Fnb , 2 , Huck Hldgo , Uurnslde , Boar Valley and North Franklin , and Nos. land 2 collieries , owned by the Heading company , suspended operations In definitely to-day , owing tu the demoralization of the coal trade. PINCERS THAT TAPED Long Logs , Short Waist and Llttlo Foot , A VOICE MORE TENOR THAN DAS3 Big Pop Eyes and a Sallow Com- ploxlon A FIGURE RATHER ROTUND. Flvo Foot , Ton and Ono-halC Inches High , THERE YOU HAVE ROSS RAYMOND The Vnrsatllo nml Ubiquitous Swlml * lur Whoso Dcnlri of Daring llnvo Morn 'Hum Onue Startled Two Continents. A Smooth Swindler. ( fliijiwrfyM JS * ) I'llain' * ( J.nitim lltnnctt. ] LONDON , Feb. S ! . [ Now York llerujd Cable Special to Tnr. Hiil : The statement comes from Uirminghain that Mr. Joseph Chamberlain discovered on Ills return from the United States that Mr. Austin Chambar- lnin had been swindled by an iugoulus stranger to the amount of .till ) , also that through the Introduction of Austin Chamber lain , the swindler succeeded in obtaining from the Birmingham Hank the sum of X. > 0 , and llnally through his own introduction as Mr. Chamberlain's son , ho was able to gather in some valuable plants from an or chid dealer. The parson announced himself to Mr. Chamberlain as Mr. Kltcho , an Amer ican. Now all this reminds those who have kept themselves informed as to re cent crimes of the line Italian hand of tin notorious Koss Kuymond , nn adopt In conll- deuce games , whoso exploits have startled two continents. Starting In life as a subor dinates journalist , Hess Raymond spccdilj discovered a special aptitude in other direc tions , and n few years niro fell like a blight upon the beautiful .southern states of Amer ica , where ho passed himself olT as u New York Herald correspondent , and reaped many of the shekels of the unwary. Hq swept over tha south until the Herald laid u heavy hand tiuon him , and obstructed by too much froa advertising ho changed his mime , wrapped his mantle of iniquity closer around him to defend himself from the chilling blasts of suspicion , nnd for n time vanished from the knowledge of men. That ho was still successfully plying his trade , however , began to bo rumored , and America happen ing to present objectionable features as a field for artistic ingenuity in his line , Ross Raymond departed from its [ inhospitable shores , nnd presently turned , ) ip in Paris. Here ho played his great coup , which served to make him famous. Ho appeared at one ot the swell Paris hotels in the guise of an ori ental potentate. Ho was the bay of Tunis , or the bey of Algiers , or something after that fasion , iuTd so Buccossfully did ho ply his confidence vocation that not only was thu Paris Honlfaco a sad loser througn his distinguished guest , but a wall of grief and impotent rage went up from the tradesmen of tha Hue do la Paix , the IJuo Castighono , and other boule vards , thu echoe.8 of which did not die away in many months. Since the pjriod of this splendid display of rascally audacity , It has only been possible to Identify Uoss Raymond through the peculiar characteristics of his work. Ho is apparently gifted with ubiquity. There has boon attributed to him confidence operations occurring on periods very close together in widely separated localities , simply because they bore the car marks of this 'master of his ar t. The jewel swindle , to the amount of 13,000 , francs in the Rue do la Pnlx a few weeks ago by an alleged American calling himself Van Dyke was executed after the fashion of Ross Raymond. An unsuccessful attempt of a similar character made in Her. lin shortly after , looked very much like Ross Raymond , Several other roojnt cases recall the methods of tills clover and unscrupulous rogue. Ho is now believed to bo In England. Three weeks ago he presented a forged let ter of Introduction to Wilson Harrett , in Nottingham. It purported to bo from James Russell Lowell , introducing him as : i Har vard university professor , and desir ing Mr. Harrett to lecture In Cam bridge , Mass. Ho Impersonated ttio character admirably , nnd might liuvo succeeded in exacting a loan fruin the tragedian , only that the latter happened to show the letter to a resident who know Mr. Lowell's pimmnnshlp. Muauwhllu the ras cal had lied. He has many wigs and : s n master of disguise. Not Inng ago ho played Ills arts on the mayor of Striitford-on-Avon , and also on Henry Irving , presenting him self by forged letters of Introduction from his alleged uncle , George W. Childs , of Philadelphia - adelphia , who gave to Shakespeare's birth- l lace last year a fountain that Mr. Irving dedicated. The very latest htory wlnco the Cimmbi-rlnin swindle Is minted of a clover person who made hit appear ance at Hallymena a few days ago representing hlmsoif to be Major General Roche , an olllccr In the English army , anxious to purchase troop hor.sos. Ho suc ceeded in obtaining an Introduction to a [ fontlonmn owning a line stud , and obtamod four spkindid animals and change out of a Jt500 cheek. Afterwards it was presented nt the ban ! : on which it was drawn and was relumed dishonored. It Is quite on the cards that the Egyptian officer was Ross Raymond , So many yours have passed xlnco ho began his nefarious career that it is really about time thu authorities , In the different countries ho favors with his visits , called a halt. To aid In this most desirable work tha Herald elves the following accurate descrip tion of the notorious ox-Journalist and present confidence man ; Height live feet ten am ] a half Inches , weight 190 pounds , llngerf deli cate nnd tapering , long waste and short lues , small feet nnd a small but a good corpora tion , sallow complexion , big pop eyes , an He- [ mile cast of features and given to wearing faUn boards and whiskers , and also specta cles , He U about forty years-old , with u voice moro tenor than bass , and IH fond of whisky. Ho was born in North Cumberland , jut has resided much In America. * An Indian Rcmru , SACIUMBNTO , Cala. , Fob. 1. The- officials } f Moua county have telegraphed ( lovernor Waterman that the noUer ! In Antelope val- ey aru much alarmed over the gathering of Indians there on account of two Indian mur derers In jnll at Hridgeport. Thu sheriff a k Tor fifty KtuivJs of i'rmn anil viauultlon Imme diately.