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His First Appearance In the Polit
ical Arena ,
The Preliminary Stops Ho Took to
Make HlmsoH Famous.
HlB Aotlnff Rolled Upon as Much as
His Oratory-
A Successor to the Celebrixtcil KI K-
llHliinnn Makes Ills How In the
Person of ix Near
Probably n. CoinlnR Premier.
tCopj/rlo'it ' 188) by Jama Gordon JJemieii.1
LONDON , May 18. fNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tun Bnn.J When Mr.
Disraeli first appealed In the political nrcnn
ho mndo up Ills mlna that the preliminary
Btop to success was to create a sensation ,
liciico his wild radical speeches , his challenge
to O'ConncIl ' , his outbursts on the platform
nnd olsewhorc. which inado linn the butt of
nil the wags In London. It may , Indeed , bo
stated with truth that ho never ceased to bo
on object of ridicule with n largo part of the
press and his own party till just before his
donth , when ' -Jew , the adventurer , " "Tho
mountebank , " these wore about the mildest
oplthots which wcro flung nt him. Whether
ho cared for them or not , must remain a matter -
tor of conjecture. Some of his friends have
tola mo that ho was Indifferent nllko to
pralso or bliuno. I have known many men
of whom that has been said , but
never ono ol whom it could bo said with
truth. Disraeli , no doubt , had the usual
human feelings , although ho was much moro
skillful in disguising them than nine men out
of every ton. I always regarded him as the
most accomplished actor on ary stage , and
very few persons over saw him without a
Btago make-up. This may be said without
nuy disparagement of his great penetration ,
foresight and courngo as n statesman. Still ,
everything ho did was done with an eye to
effect. Before ho was sure of receiving
public attention In a legitimate way ho beat
the drum to attract their notice. His vplvot
coats , his gorgeous vests , his rings on every
linger , his gloves , his wondrous watch chain ,
his alarming cravats , wcro as much part ,
of tlig theatrical business as his
bold attacks on individuals , or his dashing
statements , which wore not Intended to bear
a ttrlct examination when his position was
secure. " These accessories wore discarded.
Ho always retained his partiality for gar-
Ishncss and llaery. but when ho throw away
tno rings ho began to weigh his words. The
sensational part of the performance had done
its duty and the actor remembered that the
English ere essentially a bum-drum race
and that they always distrust a man who is
{ oo clover.
One thinks of thcso things In noticing that
another Disraeli lm appeared on the po
litical stage and that ho has
begun by making a general
ntfack on various public men somewhat in
the style of his distinguished relation. Con-
ingsby Disraeli is a portentous name to bear.
How in the world is a man to live up to that ?
Was there over such a combination seen in
real flesh and blood as that which thcso two
t names would imply I Coningsby was the fa-
tt vorlto creation of Disraeli , the novelist , nnd ,
t no doubt , It was for that reason that the son
of Ualph Disraeli was named after him , but
was it not enough to bo called upon to carry
the nnmo of Disraeli with credit through the
world ! Why pllo pollen upon ossn by ad
ding Coningsby to the Disraeli of Ralph
Disraeli ) No ono has over expected
anything of him , because , during his
brother's life , ho was eclipsed , and ho lias
always been a bit of a recluso. Some years
ngo ho obtained a very comfortable post in
the houfeo of lords as an assistant clerk with
n salury of 2,100 n year. You will not BCD
his fuco If you go into the house of lords , for
ho sits with his back to the door , opposite
the lord chancellor. It you did see It , you
would (1ml ( llttlo or no i-cscmblaiico to his fa
mous brother. His features are much more
strongly Hebraic than those of Benjamin
were oven in his latter days , when decidedly
great statesmen suffered much in personal
appearance from the ravages of time. As
for Halph , ho has always carried
the broadest marks of his race in
hilt countenance. It Is Ralph's son ,
ns I hnvo intimated , who has now inude his
debut at Bath , the old city associated with
Bean , Nush , Slioridau and Mr. Pickwick.
Coningsby Disraeli Informed his audience
that the Irish question was very engrossing ,
but he never has been able to understand It.
A good many older and wiser men are In the
tame position , if they only had the courage
to confess It. Ho also declared that the ron-
rcscmtntives of Ireland in parliament Inul no
Bcnsu of honor or shame and no thought for
the welfare of their country. The veri
name of patriot shrank in connection vvitl
Mr. Parnoll. Wall crowed , young bantam.
Perhups a wan smllo crossed the weary
facu of Mr. I'aniell as ho read
thcso words. It Is something to
huvo one's speech reported , however
briefly , at the ago of twenty-one. It Is a bo
ginning. Whether the now Dlwraoll wil
como to anythlnir or not remains to bo scon
At any rate , ho will have an easier start than
his uncle. There will bo no luak of helping
hands stretched out to him. Of ho
will desire to enter parliament , uml the waj
will bo smoothed for him. When Benjamin
Disraeli tried to get into the house every
body was opposed to him , including his own
relations , ono of whom condemned it as the
maddest of ull mad acts. As Disraeli wrote
and told his sister ut the tlino : "It is not
very often , perhaps , that help or encour
agement comes from one's own rola
tious when it Is most needed. " Disraeli's
sister believed In hlui , hut we huvo
no record of tbo opinions of his father or
brother. Ho ' got Into parliament In spite of
all obbtaclcs'and on his first day lie took ut
Ins seat immediately behind Sir Hobcr
Peel , on , the second bench , the place which Is
usually occupied by some old and well-tried
friend of the party if uot a minister. "Tou
jours audaco" was the motto of Benjamin
Disraeli. People laughed nt first , but thej
soon began to see that they bad a formldabli
power to reckon with , "Next to unttoubtec
success , " wrote Disraeli to Ills sister , "the
best thing is to make a irrcat noise , am
many articles that are dally written to an
Bounce my failure only proved that I have
not fall * ! , " It uiny U ) that Cou
ngsby Dlsraclln bears this In
mind. Ho is determined to make a great
noise. Well , ho will have every opportunity ,
although the appearance even of genius
vould not now make n stir. Are there ,
hen , so many geniuses among us ! Scarcely
his , hilt the level of mediocrity is higher
han it. was , nnd people are contented with
t nnd sometimes mistake It for run. Sacrco ,
who would not laugh nt "Vivian Gray" If it
vero produced now. Novels far cleverer than
most of Disraeli's are published all the year
round nnd scarcely obtain passing rccognl-
ion. Young Coningsby musl not expect to
nko the world by storm. That world
s moro cynical nnd blnso than it
was when his uncle rose above the horizon ,
tluch speaking nnd writing have deadened
ts perceptions moro. The people arc getting
ust n llttlo weary of parliament Itself.
There remains but ono paper m London
which even professes to report IU procccd-
ngs , and not u dozen men can make sure of
icing fully reported. Everything ; is changed.
Success In any career' is more difficult to
attain , nnd the crowd becomes inoro unman
ageable every day. It. is not ono or two clover
speeches or looks that will make a man's rep
utation In thcso days. A long sustained
effort and the concurrence of ninny Jfa.vorn-
i\o \ opportunities are requisite to bring that
result to pass. Thcso are truths which wilt
come homo souio day to our young debutant
if ho docs not realize them now. Meanwhile
everybody will wish him good luck and
watch his progress with friendly Interest.
A Plan on Foot to Ilcopcn the Expo
sition Next Spring.
by Jamu Oonloii IJemisU.l
PAUIS , May 18. [ Now York Herald Coblo
Succml to TUB hen. ] The weather Is de
cidedly playing us false this year so far , nnd
nothing but leaden skies , storms and throats
of storm , which , when they combine to cool
the nlr nnd leave us with n muggy , heavy at
mosphere , without a ray of sunshlno to en
liven the crowded streets , dispute this un
fortunate circumstance. Paris is visibly fill
ing , nnd the wonder Is whore the crowds of
foreign and provincial visitors will find n
place to lay their hcaus. Every thoroughfare
is so crammed with carriages that the tusk
of crossing roads Is moro risky
oven than usual , and it is a common thing in
n street like the Hue Palx to have to wait
ton minutes before ono dares to chance a
rush with one's jifo In ono's hand through a
continual procession of cabs , coaches and
private carriages.
An idea was started this week , In con
sequence of the unfinished state of the ex
hibition , that after closing during the winter
months it should re-open next spring , th o
government Inviting the monarchlal nations
who declined this year to take part. The
suggestion , started by the Herald , has been
warmly taken up by u portion of the press ,
and it may become u reality , thus affording
many foreigners prevented this year the
opportunity of seeing the great show.
So far as outside attractions are con
cerned , the managers of theaters and other
places of amusement hold to their determi
nation not to offer too many novelties to
foreign invaders. Esclarmondo is a notable
exception , and , barring this , nothing is
worthy of.notlco so far'savo "Trap Aiuio , " a
three-act comodi bouffo produced at the
Cluny theater. There is nothing strikingly
novel in the plot , the main idea having been
mndo use of by playwrights Innumerable.
The hero is u genial old bachelor , who de
cides to become a benedict , and devotes his
attentions to a young holrcss.
She is willing , but the ladies
who possessed the previous affections of the
suitor are nwaro of being ousted from their
place in his heart. Ho is obliged to dcvolo
most of his time to thwarting their designs ,
and consequently netrlects his promised
brido. Meanwhile a youth comes along , who ,
finding the coast clear about the heiress ,
steers his bark into those waters and induces
her to cancel her previous engagement.
Judging from what has been allowed to
leak out concerning the evidence collected
by the high court of commons , the case
against General Boulanger is far Irom being
a stronir one. The other day a
Journalist was examined in roforeuco
to an Interview ho had with M.
Laguerre , in which the latter hinted that In
the event of the next chamber being Boul-
angcrlsl and meeting with any resistance
from the senate and president , a coup do
force was possible , declared that the words
attributed to M. t-aguerro were authentic ,
but that Boulanger , whom ho questioned on
the subject , refused to give any opinion on
what his supporter hail said.
Seven Hundred CIIHCB Dismissed
Against Saloon Mon.
CINCINNATI , May IS. Judge Ermstcn , of
the pollco court , to-day dismissed 700 cases
of arrests made hist year for the violation of
the Owen ( Sunday closing ) law. but said ho
would not have done so If ho had not reliable
Information that prominent citizens would
cause arrests to-morrow in cuso there were
violations. The mayor upon being notified
of the action of the Judge , expressed surprise
and spoke of it us n icllectlon on his oftlcers.
Ho declared ho would not now order his
police to made arrests , and added that if the
citizens asked to have arrests made , they
would have to accompany the pollco Into the
Miloon nnd also go to the court and make the
charges. The mayor has received a written
notice from the attorney of the law and order
leuguo that that body will expect him to en
force the law. Thorn in likely to bo a con
flict in cuso arrests are made on the quebtlon
of the right of the prisoners to release on
bail on Sunday.
Shot Fatally by un Exalted Pollaomnn
In Jollct , III.
JOUET , III. , May 18. A man named Barry
Koehlorwhile crazy with drink , ran amuck
through the streets of thi * city last night.
In his courbo ho shot and seriously wounded
a young lady , Miss Delia Hart. A crowd
gathered and began to search for him among
soina freight cars. Just then a freight train
moved past , and at the open door of ono of
the cars the man was seen , The crowd
called out that It was Koehlcr and an ex
cited iwllcoman fired ut him , Inllictlnga fatal
wound in the head. Then It was discovered
tlmtthu ueunded man watt not Kochlor , but
William Hanson , of Chicago , on his way to
Oklahoma. Koehlcr was captured this
The Kaiibiitt Umiry Law.
Toj'KKt , Kau. , May 18. [ Special Telegram
to THE 131 E.I The governor has designated
May 25 as the day when the uew interest
and usury law of Kansat , enacted by the leg
islature In February last , Is to go into effect.
According to the provisions of the new Ian
tbo contract rate Is limited to 10 per cent ,
instead of 13 per cent , ab heretofore , and the
legal rate to O.por cent. The penalty for
usury Is a fortelturo of double the excess of
Interest tauon. The new law , It Is said , Is
not very satisfactory to the eastern capital
ists , who httvn hciMi Investing largo sums ol
money lu rcul cstuto morlgayca in thb itate.
The Problem the Government Laid
Awake to Solve.
Was Very Gratefully nnd Gra
ciously Given to Them.
Abram Hewitt's Non-Partlsan Un
biased Opinion.
Ho U DnllKhtca With Ills JAppolnt-
men 'iil In liovo With IloJ
mnntlo Spain How Uo
Hewitt Unbosoms Himself.
fCopi/rfuM JSSJ/jj / ; James Gordon UcnnM. }
Loxnox , May 18. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE Br.n. ] Ex-Mayor
Hewitt leaves London this morning to Join
his family In Pnrls. In speaking or the
death of Allen Thorndlko Ilico , ho said : "Mr.
Uico was cm inontly fitted to bo n foreign
representative of the United States , and his
death is a loss not only to his friends but to
his country. Ho did not want the appoint
ment of minister to Hussla I know , nnd
It Is rather surprising that ho accepted it
Ho would have lilted to bo ap
pointed to England , but no ono scorns to
hnvo got what ho wanted. Held 'did not
want to go to Paris , Grant did
not want Austria , Lincoln did not
wont England. The administration
scnms to have laid uwako nights trying to
find out what people did not want , so that it
could give it to them. Murat Ilalstead did
want Germany , 1 bcliavo , but the administra
tion said that ho couldn't ' get it , for the sen
ate objected. " Ex-Senator Thomas M. Pal
mer , of Michigan , the newly chosen United
States minister to Spain , said to the Herald
reporter :
"Wo remain in London for a week yet ,
probably , nnd then go to Paris and stay
there about the sumo length of time. I
think that wo shall reach Madrid In she
first week in June. " In using the word ,
wo , Mr. Palmer included besides
himself Captain B. F. Hamilton * of the
United States army , who holds an appoint
ment from the United States ns military at
tache to the legation nt Madrid. When asked
concerning his family , Minister Palmer said :
"I did not bring my family with mo ,
neither did Captain Hamilton bring his. Wo
want to make some preparation for them in
Madrid first. We expect they will Join us in
July , possibly in Juno ; that will depend
somewhat on their ability to secure passage
over. The steamers will all bo so crowded
that the matter may bo attended with some
difficulty. "
"Aro there any questions now disturbing
the relations between th'o United States and
Spain ! " he was asked.
"Nono at all , I think the corrosporfdonco
is all in regard to commercial matters , and is
entirely pacific. "
"Was it not publisnod that you hosllato
about accepting your uppolntmontl"
' I should not bo surprised. I had assur
ances that I could bo elected to another term
in the senate , but I did not want to go back
for six years. When I was n senator I could
Und no time ontsldo of my duties.
I had no leisure at all. I made
up my minii that I would retire ,
and have some leisure. My appointment to
Spain came unexpectedly and In a way so
flattering that I couk' ' hardly refuse it , so I
accented. I can say truly that there is no
foreign appointment I would prefer to the
ono I havo. When I was a boy six boys of
us went to Spam and spent several months
there making excursions. No little senti
ment entered Into my willingness to take the
oftlco I have received. "
"How have President Harrison's foreign
appointments been received in America ? "
"With the exception of mine ( this with a
modest smile ) all are universally approved. "
"They then have been very good ? "
"I think sentiment prompted tbo appoint
ment of Lincoln largely. Ho had no idea
that ho would bo selected , and was not con
sulted before the appointment was mado. I
understand people are well pleased with his
selection. They feel that too much can't bo
done for a son nf Abraham Lincoln , who is
regarded with wonderful affection by the
American people. Mr. Lincoln has been
tried and has not been found wanting ,
People rejoice to see him honored , I am cer
tain ho will bo a very good representative
hero. The appointment of Colonel Fred
Grant is legardect in much the same way. "
"Dou you think ho will bo president some
day ! "
"It Is the unexpected that happens , it Is
said , and it may be no. Ho has shown no
desire for office , and if ho keeps on in that
way and exhibits no wish to bo president ,
the people nro quite likely to insist that ho
shall bo president. "
"Tha appointment of Mr. Epan to Chili Is
severely criticized by ox-Mayor Hewitt. "
"I understand that Mr , Egan is
un able man , and the administration
is not supposed to know anything about him ,
except as an American citizen. There mlcht
hnvo been objection'made properly , perhaps ,
had he been appointed to England , nut mem
bers of the national league sit in parliament
I believe. Why should his belonging to the
national league make him aa unfit repre
sentative minister ! " Palmer expressed
great regret nt the sudden death of Allen
Thorndlkc liico.
Ynnklon'fl Board of Trade.
YAXKTOX , Dak. , May 18 , [ Special Tele
gram to THE BKK.J The Yankton board of
trade was reorganized to-night , The following -
ing officers wcro elected : George It. Scoupnl ,
president ; John P. Crennan , vice president ,
and F , J. ICahn , secretary. L. M. Purdy , J.
I. M. Pierce , Frederick Schraubcr , E. P.
Wllcox , William Powers , F. J. Kuho , New
ton Edmunds , J , M. Fogcrby and It. J. Gam
ble , directors , The board is composed of
some sixty members. The officers are among
Iho most active business men of the city and
good work may bo expected.
Bull UOJH l ? r Tramps.
LIMA , O. , May 18. [ Special Telegram to
TUB HUE. ] It Is understood hero that the
Standard Oil company has placed un order
In Pbiuulclphia for 200 bull dogs , which will
bo used to guard Standard tanks in tbo
Ohio fields against tramps. Numerous fires
have bcci , caused by fire from the pipes ol
tramps , ami It U thought bull dogs will keep
them uv.ty.
Ills Valuable Art Collection to Bo
Sold nt Auction.
ICopyrtoM itfattv JamaiVonlnn Ttcnnttt.t
PAUIS , May 13. fNow York Herald Cable
Special to Tun BBE. l-U ; Is now certain
that the celebrated Socrolnn collectionwhich
has been so much spoken ol during the last
few weeks , will be disposed of by public auc
tion. Upon the failure ot this enterprise , In
which ho was personally responsible , Socro-
tan placed in the hands of his credit
ors all his private property , his gal
lery of pictures included. The
ludlclnl liquidator has determined to
rcallzo everything as speedily as possible ,
On Juno 11 his splendid hotel in the Hue
Moncoy will bo put up at public auction ,
while the sale of paintings and objects of art
lias been entrusted by the liquidators to txvo
of the most important .firms of art dealers
Boussod , Valvlon & 0,0. nnd Charles Scdcl-
moyer. Tlio sale will take place the first
week of July. About two hundred modern
and ancient canvassers figure In the catalogue ,
the feature of which will bo n largo
number of works by great French colorlsts.
The gallery comprises also many unique col
lections of works by Mossiouior , conslstlngof
twenty-four oil and seven water colors. The
paintings of old masters are also well repre
sented on the list , bolng the names of Joshua
Hcynolds , Hembrant , Rulsdaol , Kobonn
Vnndormeer , Do Delft , Paul Potter ,
Tenters Torburg , Ostado Motsade ,
Pretor do HOOK , Gorad Dow , Guyp , Greuzo ,
Patcc Drouatas Frogohnrd , Claude Lorraln
and others , 'rho estimated total value of
the collection is from 8,000,000 , , to 10,000,000
francs , the most valuable collection that has
over been put up lu Europe. The dealers in
whoso hands the sale Is will publish the cat
alogue In French and English , in which will
figure the most important paintings of the
Tholr Abolishment Explnttiod By Ono
on the InRldn.
CHICAGO , May 18. | Special Telegram to
THIS Bni : . ] A railroad , man , who Is on the
Inside , explains the abolishment of dressed
bcof differentials as follows :
"When the DO-cont ( basing rate was made ,
the Erie , in connection with the Chicago &
Atlantic , made a 4tf-cent ! ) ! rate. This rate
was also made by the Wabash. Not long
ngo , when the rates were again under consid
eration , the Erie agreed to raise its rate to
45 cents , but demanded a 45-cout rate over
the Niagara frontier line of the Grand
Trunk. Presldonf'ICing ' , of Iho Erie , un
doubtedly did this to , divert traffic from the
Chicago & Atlantic. .Such action had its le
gitimate end in the Chicago & Atlantic fall
ing into the hands of 'a 'receiver. The other
roads tumbled to the plan , as did
Chairman Blanchard. They all know
King would not demand n' ' differ
ential from tbo > Chicago & Atlantic ,
bccausp it would then carry a good share of
the traffic. A coed many , hints were given
King that ho could got a Chicago & Atlantic
differential , but ho wouldn't ask tor it. If
ho could have precipitated a rate war , as ho
did last year , ho would have done so , but the
other road saw his "plan , and wouldn't have
budged n peg from the 45 rato. Thenyou
see , the Chicago & , VAlanUo would have
gobbled the buslnesV&nd faa receiver would
have been appointed. "
Judge Volney T. 'Mnlotto ' was to-day ap
pointed rccoiver of the Chicago & Atlantic
road by Judge Grosham. Receiver Malotto
immediately qualified In bonds of $30,000.
Ho was formerly president of the Indiana ,
Peru & Chicago road , which was bought out
by the Lake Erie & Western. Ho is now
president of the Indiana National bank , of
Indianapolis , and vice president and general
manager of the Union 'Railway company , of
the same placo.
The Spectators Shudder as Mrs. Dr.
Alexander Testifies.
CHICAGO , May 18. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. | The investigation into the condi
tion of the Cook county insane asylum was
continued in the county court this afternoon.
Mrs. Dr. Alexandria , of the asylum medical
staff , was the chief witness. She testified
ns to the evils whfch political influence
wrought in the Institution nnd to the advisa
bility of having it and the poor house con
tiguous. In answer to the question as to
what sbo thought would bo thn boat thing
the court could do with a woman declared
Insane , if there was no other institution
where she could be sent , Dr. Alexander re
plied that she thought her friends should bo
advised to care for her.
"If she was homicidal or suicidal ! "
"Nevertheless , I should say the same. If
she should commit suicide she would bo hot
ter off than to go thero. "
A shudder went around thn court room as
these sensational words wcro uttered. The
doctor said there wcro fully 300 women at
the asylum who ought to bo removed from
the Institution , but there was not QUO in that
entire number she would take the responsi
bility of setting at liberty. After some
further tes mony , In whlcn nothing now
was developed , the court adjourned till Mon
A Itlo Grnndo Kncineur Brained With
n Coupling I'ln.
PUUIU.O , Colo. , May 18. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ! Henry Bahrcnburg , ono of
the oldest engineers pn the Hlo Grande road ,
was killed this morning at 4 o'clock , after
coming In off the west run. The deed was
committed with a coupling pin in the hands
of some unknown party. He was struck In
the bacK of the head Just as ho stepped from
the roundhouse door.and fell forward on his
face , striking a rail. Jle lived but a few
hours. J. F , Frazlep the night fireman , has
been arrested for the dbcd. About a week
ago Bahrenburg and Frazler had a fight , in
which tbo latter uf88. "badly worsted , and
there is seine other cii oumstantial evidence
that points to Fruzler's guilt. Bahrenburg
was a largo and power ill man , thirty-four
years of ago , and was donfiorous in u quarrel.
Tlio American Bleat Company and the
Cattle TruBt-Comhlnc.
New YOIIK , May ItL-rTho adjourned moot
ing of the representatives of the American
Meat company aud the directors of the Amer
ican Cuttle trust met to-day , and tno deal be
tween them wa'i finally consummated. A
contract for a term of years was drawn up
and signed by the controlling powers of the
two organizations by which the meat com
pany will handle the entire product of the
cattle trust. Senator Dorscy , ono of the
moving spirits of iho meat company , said
they hud effected a traltlo agreement which
practically makes the American Meat com.
pany the agent of tba cattle ti-u t.
A I-'atuI Street Fight.
LITTI.K HOCK , 'May 18. A telegram Just
received from Forest City , Ark. , says D , M.
Wilson , sherjfiof St. Francis county , Frank
Folbro , city marshal , und Thomas Purhain ,
were killed m u ttrcct light yesterday.
The American Commissioners Get
ting What They Want.
They Accuse the Germans of Fool
ish Generosity.
With the Exception ofDottvUp , Matters -
tors Are About Settled.
The Government AViirnH Kmploycrs
Tlmt They Must Grant Just Do-
mnmln or Certain Privileges
Enjoyed Will Uo Cut Off.
The Snmnan ConDurcnan.
tCopi/rfo/it / I8S9 7)j/ New York Atmcttitctl Prwu.l
BBUUX , May 18. The fourth session of
the Satnoan conference was hold yesterday.
The meeting was called to order shortly
after 2 o'clock by Herbert Bismarck , who
presides at all the meeting , in accordance
with the established custom that the highest
representative of the government of the
country in which n conforcuco Is held shall
preside. The proceedings were almost en
tirely formal. They consisted chtcily in lis
tening to the reports of the various subcommittees
mittees which hnvo been holding dally ses
sions ever slnco the conference ) mot. At
those meetings the real work of the confcr-
cuco has bean transacted , and as nearly ns
can bo learned the American commissioners
have succeeded in carrying every important
point they set out to obtain. Indeed , so pre
valent is this feeling in Berlin that the Ber
lin press and other influential papers lu Ger
many complain of the success of the Ameri
While the greatest secresy in regard to
the proceedings Is maintained , and hereto
fore nothing much bayond the fact that the
meetings have been hold was known , it can
now bo stated that excepting the question
of indemnity for the Gorman sailors killed
and beheaded by the S.uuoans and ono or
two other minor point ? , the work of the
commission is over. It Is thought the res
toration of ] Mallctoa to powbr Is assured ,
and that the plan for a trl-partlto govern
ment in Samoa , for which the American
commissioners contended against the Ger
man plan for ono representative selected by
the three powers , will surclv bo put into
effect. It Is also moro than likely that the
commission has decided In favor of the ab
solute Independence of Samoa as soon as
the people there demonstrate tholr ability to
go alone.
The indemnity question IB yet to como up.
It may. proloug , tha..ucotlnga , egiue weeks ,
buj ; this is'believed to bo the only point on
which there ( s likely to bo a serious contest.
The question of Klein's connection with tno
affair in which the German sailors wcro
killed , has never como up , nor is there- any
likelihood of its doing so. Neither will the
commission hear testimony of any kind ,
During the greater part of the meeting of
the conference and the committees the only
points of difference have been between tbo
Gorman and Amoilcan commissioners , the
attltudo of the English members being neu
tral. TUolr influence generally has been cast
with n yiow to settling the question as expo-
dltlously as possible. They have , however ,
been strongly m favor of having a protcstant
in power in Samoa , which Is thought to indi
cate tholr preference Mallotoa , who was
trained in an English protestant college.
It Is rumored the plan agreed upon is that
America , Germany and England shall cacti
appoint representatives , and that three moro
members of the board of control shall bo
chosen by the rate payers. No liquors shall
bo sold to the natives , although foreigners
ran have svch stores as thov chose lu their
private houses. Flro arms are only to bo sold
to the government , nnd then only under cer
tain restrictions , which prevent their use
except for keeping peace. A plan for giving
thoSamoans a revenue has also been dovlscd ,
which provides for the re-establishment of
their right to Impose- import and export du
ties , which right is taken from them by the
existing Sainoan treaty. It is understood the
representatives of the tliroo governments
have expressed confidence of being able to
obtain from their government this concession
to help the Samoaiib.
To a representative of the Associated
press , who called oa him to-day , Mr. Phelps
said : "J'ho proceedings of the confcrenco I
can not disclose , but I may say through you
to America that nothing is interfering with
the successful conclusion of our labors but
the cry of the European press that Germany
Is giving up everything. This charge is per
sistently made , and is naturally irritating
our co-laborers. Moreover , it is not true
that mutual concessions are not made. Still ,
Germany is moro willing than America to
yield anything that would insure Samoan
independence and glvo the natives a better
chanco. This is the prime Impulse of the
German as well ns of the American dele
The best indication that the conference i s
nearing a successful close Is found in the
fact that the emperor has Invited all the
members to a reception at the Schloss on
Monday , Only a few days ago the delegates
were informed that an audlonco could riot
bo given earlier than the 27th inst. The
proceedings at yesterday's sitting showed
such progress toward an assured settlement
on every point that Prince Bismarck decided
to expedite the reception ,
The emperor , impatient at the delay in
bringing about peace between the miners
and tholr employers , has directed the presi
dent of the province ot Westphalia to convoy
to the mining companies his emphatic desire
to accelerate a compromises. It is reported
that the president bus resigned , tbo em
peror blaming him for allowing af
fairs to drift and also for send
ing out false alarms as to encounters
between the strikers and tbo military. Dr.
Hintzpcter , who is now , by command of the
emperor , making a tour of the strike dis
tricts , In order to hear both sides , is charged
to warn mine owners that the government
will resent their action If they refuse to
grant the essential claims of the men. The
power of the government to muko the nm-
ployors feel the weight nt its displeasure lies
at hand. The mine owners have obtained
durincr recent years many favors. They
have secured special turliTA throughout Ger
many , and have bcc.n granted low freight
rates to Hamburg , Bremen , Belgium , and
Holland , In order to enable them to compete
with English coal , These privileges are
readily assailable if the compuulgs arc con
tumacious. Whllo the state of the mines is
most prosperous , the condition of the men is
yearly moro wretched.
The bourse quotations show an enormous
advance in shares. For Instance , the Dort
mund union mine shares hnvo risen M per
cent within two years , nnd meanwhile some
of the men at Dortmund hnvo earned n beg
garly 12s 01 weekly. Ileccntly the owners
have withdrawn some allowances hitherto
granted to the men , nnd hnvo Increased the
severity of the Hues Imposed upon the min
ors. For instance , there is the prnctlco
called nullon , by which nothing Is allowed
a minor for nuy carload of coal which lacks
full weight. The owners sell this coal , but
the man working under ground , often naked
In a temperature upwards of twenty degrees
Hoaumor , which is common to the deep
Westphalia pits , gets nothing if tho. car Is
notqulto full.
Criticisms on the alleged violent phrase of
the emperor to the workmen's delegates ,
that If they resisted the troops ho would have
nil of them shot iLasso cr nllcs uobcr don
liaufcn schlcsscn ) led to a seml-ofllclal denial
that the emperor made lisa of n pliraso which
bane fair to become n historic Illustration of
his despotic disregard of the loaf of the
masses. The ofllclal version of the sten
ographer pivscnl docs not contain the words.
The delegates sav that the emperor ,
striking the pommel of his swonf , warned
them that ho could make them feel his power
If they resisted the authorities. His subse
quent assurances of sympathy softened the
severity of the warning.
Hcrrcn Llebknocht and Bobol invited the
delegates to confer with the socialist mem
bers of therolchstac , but they declined ,
having noted the emperor's remarks : "Don't
associate your movement with the social
The building trades strike In Berlin is ex
tending. Many of tlio workmen have given
their masters until Monday to answer their
demands. The climax of the movement will
probably bo reached In June , several of the
largest workmen's associations having post
poned the general strike until then.
Publlo feeling Is becoming moro nnd more
pronounced in favor of the men. The puraly-
RS ! of the iron nnd steel industries consequent
quent upon the lack of a sufficient supply of
coal , intensifies the fooling of discontent ex
isting outside of the coal district. In the
event of the failure of a speedy settlement of
the trouble the government will convene n
conference of employers of workmen , under
a neutral president , which shall bo em
powered to arbitrate on the differences.
In the reichstag , to-day , when the aged
workmen's insurance bill cumo up for a
third reading , Prince Blsir.arck made an
acrid speech. Ho said he was not surprised
that the socialists , the frcislnnlgc party and
the Poles opposed the bill , but ho had not
expected the conservatives would assume nn
costilo attltudo toward proposals affecting
the innermost depth of the whole empire. In
concluding , ho said : "I wish the bill to bo
disposed of before the next election , for no
ono knows whether wo shall have
as much leisure next year as now.
I beg the conservatives , imperialists and
nationalists to frco themselves from the
socialists , Polish , Guolph , French and
frclsinlpo parties. "
After a reply from Herr Bamborger the
house adjourned. .
Prince Bismarck's Sp'peaPls lilic'ly to in
duce the government groups to glvo warmer
support to the measure. The opposing na
tionals and ultra-conservatives will
- again re
frain from voting , leaving Prince Bismarck
to rely upon the former majority. Prince
Bismarck will entertain n largo number of
members of the reichstag at a fruhschoppcn
on Monday morning.
Tlio bundcsrath has approved , without al
teration , article four of the penal code , em
bodying m the common law provisions
hitherto specially applicable to the socialists.
The government will not venture to test the
rctchstag on the code during the present ses
A hurricane , on Thursday , swept over
Saxony , Lesso and ThurlngI , accompanied
by torrents of rain. A number of bridges
were destroyed and some lives were lost.
A Nlcco of Jeff DavK Accused ol'I'ois-
onlni ; Her IliiHbnncI.
LONDON , May 18. Mrs. Mnybrich , u nlocc
of Jefferson Davis , and a French Canadian
aristocrat by birth , has been arrested at
Liverpool on tlic chargeof poisoning her
husband. Maybrich's brother Michael ,
known as Stephen Adams , musical composer ,
and other relatives hesitated to act on the
reports circulated ns to the cause of her
husband's death. To-day a county magis
trate , Colonel Blddoll , accompanied by the
chief of pollco , wont to Muybrlch's resi
dence , They wcro told that the lady was ill
Ir. bed. Medical men ware summoned and
after an examination they pronounced her
fit to hear the charge- . Her sister demanded
to know the nature of the evidence. The
chief of pollco responded that lie had grave
evidence that the woman had given arsenic
to her husband from time to time. The
ofllclals wont to the bed room where the wo
man lay , haggard , but composed. Tho.mug-
istrato directed 'that she bo removed to
Klrkdalo Jail , where she Is now ationded by
doctors and u nurso. The cuso hnti caused a
great sensation.
The American * Dined ,
PAIIIS , May 18. [ Special Cablegram to
TUB BEE.J Premier Tirard and ull the min
isters and several foreign diplomatic repre
sentatives , attended the banquet given in
honor of the cabinet this evening by the del
egates of the American republics taking part
In the exhibition. Mr. McLane , the retiring
United States minister , who presided , said
that the exhibition would stimulate tbo In
dustrial activity of the world , and tightep
the bonds of friendship between the Ameri
can ropuqlio and Franco. M. Tirard , in the
course of his reply , expressed regret at los
ing Mr. McLane. M. Spullor and the Argon.
tine and Mexican ministers also spolco.
Ron thorn I'rcRltytorliin Asnomlly ) ,
CIUTTANOOOA , May 18 , The Southern
Presbyterian general assembly to day had
un animated discussion on the question of
what disposition to make of the report of
the committee appointed to qonfor with the
committee from the northern assembly in
regard to the union of tlio two churches ,
Finally the report was loforred to a
committee , which will report ( Tuesday.
HtcaniHliip Arrival * .
At New * ork The Celtic , from Liver
pool ,
At Quconstown The Umbrla , from Now
At Uotterdam The Vccndam , from Wtiw
At London Tlio Missouri , from Balti
Arrowt of a
ATLANTIC , IB. , May 18.--I Special Telegram
toTiiBjiBc. ] Sheriff Jones and A. Block
, returned from Dnvonport thlauvpplng , where
they identified und brought back one Frank
Hall , who passed a forged check on Block
& Heyuian ten days a o , Hull la jii iho
coiituy J.iil ,
The French Exhibition TJnlvorsalo
Is Neb Perfect.
American Exhibitors Complain of
Scant Courtesy Shown.
The Exposition Will Not Bo Run
ning Smoothly for Some Tlmo.
Her Display , ns Expected , n Credit
to Her Genius nnd Chnrnctorls-
Uo American Work linok-
lii In Originality.
A Discordant Note.
[ CotwtoM tsto liu Ktw Vmh .liuocfiital t'rtM.1
PAIIIS , May 18. Americans coming to the
exposition need not make excessive hoato.
Although President Carnet ceremoniously
opened the exposition on the appointed day.
It is , up to this writing , fragmentary. Tha
great bolts in the machinery pnlaco have1 not
yet stirred a lathe , The movable railway
which was laid in flexible routes nil through
the grounds wan taken up on the eve of the
opening to clear theofllclal path ,
It has , , not been put down aenln.
Not ono section of the flno art oxhlblj
tion Is complete. Only two catalogues
nro out the French decennial and the Brit-
Ish. Neither Is satisfactory so far as pres
ent Information justifies an opinion. There
is no good reason why American visitors
should buy any catalogue except the Amer
ican , unless they have n special reason for
doing so. Various causes are assigned for
the delay in ull the departments. The
American commission alleges , so far as It is
concerned , that on ono hand the 1'Toiica
authorities have not furmshod the labor
indispensable , either In the preparation of
the show cases or the equipments of the
rooms , nnd on the other that many Americans
who applied for space , and a considerable
number who shipped goods have not ap
peared. If the averments of dibcourtesy
and injustice nnd of disregard of reasonable
comity on the part of the French direction ,
toward the American commission , ns related ,
to a representative of the Associated press
by ofllclals , were frankly disclosed , an Inter
national episode might bo created not want
ing In the elements of grotcsquonesB. This
word of warning should bo heeded by tha
correspondents nnd the specialists of tha
professions coming hero expecting the equita
ble treatment common in our own country *
Thcro nro no complimentary admissions. It
Is said that this rule applies unoxccptlonally
to all persons , native and foreign writers , uo
matter how well known In their own coun *
try. Even if their personal credit be nbova
suspicion they cannqt ' procure any nlfqii loa
unless they bring du'iy authenticated creden
tials in writing. If his written credentials
bo complete the applicant must wait several
weeks for an acknowledgment of the fact
tnat his right to special recognition
is admitted. Then ho must hnvo two
photographs taken , ono to be put In a private
gallery of direction , mid the other to consti
tute , with his name and function printed on
it , his ticket of admission. After a fair trial
of this circuitous and expensive road to tha
assumed universal courtesy of the expos ! *
lion , the Individual desirous of studying iti
departments generally resolves to pay his
20 cents admlosiou dally and dispense with
politeness decorated with red tape.
Fine art Is a snlendld fonturo of the expo
sition. The French exhibit , ns might bo ex
pected , is brilliant and grandiose. The entire -
tire exhibition , with the exception of curtain
distinct qualities in the art of Holland , la
evidence of the homugo of the supremacy ul
The American exhibit , It must bo admitted ,
is entirely creditable to our national prldn 11
taken comparatively nnd only from the iuv
lists' wuy of examining canvas. But
with a country of unsurpassed scen
ery , with a moral history deep
enough to afford that ideal perspective cv-
scntlal to art , and with Incidents to Insplro
n legitimate scenic ambition , the American
architect may bo said to bo devoid of na
tional solf-rcspect , .Every other country
proclaims to the asBomblagcs who gallics
hero from all Quarters of the glebe tliat it
ban n national story , u national luudncapq
nnd a moral elevation.
A Hiso all Alone tliu Ijino in the Block
Nnw YOKK , May 18. On the stock ex
change to-day the corner in Oregon Trans
continental was mill in force and In the first
hour stock moved up 20 per cent'to 55.
Thcro was a Hood of stock offered at that
llgnro , and the prlco dropped 5 per cant at a
time , to 40. It later Bold at 89 , hut there was
a demand for many thousand shares at that
llguro and Itqulckly moved back to 411 , and at
the close Hold at 42. The unlocked for
discovery of u big short interest
in Transcontinental made the brokers
anxious about their short accounts In other
stocks , and fears were ovary where expressed
that the entire market was heavily oversold.
The feeling was Increased by the course of
St. Paul , which advanced five per cent oa
an attempt to cover some short stock. Tlip
buying fever extended to Atchlson and or
ders to cover shorts in that stock caused it
to advance sharply. Burlington moved up
two per cent and Hock Island followed. The
entlro bear contingent loft the Btrcot anxious
about the future and they wait for Monday's
opening with fear and trembling.
Vlllard'a secretary i\ld that tlio fight for
the control of the utock ut the election Is
over , and that Vlllunl has 201,700 shurt'H out
of a total of 400,000. , Ho added thnni will bo
nothing now In the affairs of the company
until the election at Portland , Ore. , in June ,
The other party , to which belong Elijah.
Smith , Sidney Dillon , Kiodurlctt I ( . Ames
ami other well known men , claim they hold
the majority of tno sbuok nnd that Yillurd
nunnot possibly vote 201,700 share * unices ha
has issued fcomo of the remaining $10,1100,000 ,
of troesury Mock , In spite uf the injunction
tlmt was Issued restraining such a proceed
ing , The opponitlon issued u call for proxies
this morning , and stated their policy to ho m
favor of an amicable arrangement with the
Northern Pacific , Ht. I'uul , Minneapolis &
M.inltoba and Union I'aclllu , Including itu
i-ounectlng line , the Oregon Railway &
Navigation company. The call for the
proxies is signed by Frederick L. Ames ,
Sidney Dillon , Klijah Bmlth , John A. Hair' '
and Samuel