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PART I . 1-8 ,
Review of 'English Politics For the
Pnst Wook.
The Oonaorvatlvo Victory la Brigh
ton the Oauao of It.
His Oharnctor Not Suoh as Would
Stand the Tost.
Described nit n Consclniitlnni nnd
I'tiliiHtnklni ; Worker In llio llonso
of CoinnioiiH All Ol > stnclc8
1889 liu JamrJi Ronloii llcniiftt. )
LONDON , Oct. 2i ) . | Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : liii : . I The weekends
In disappointment nnd gloom Tor the Glnd-
stoniuns. Tlio moat sanguine- among tlioni
must begin to sco time thcro IB no vitality in
their cnuso. Occasionally there Is a flicker
of life , but it vanishes the moment any sus-
tatnctl oxcrtioii la called ( or. Everybody ad
mits that the event doulilcd yesterday at
Brighton was a fair test. The homo rulers
exerted themselves to the utmost. Issues
wore put hoforo the electors with great full-
. , ness. The Irish members of parliament
IjSj flocked to their constituency nnd went round
I about It day and nisht with n boll , which
sometimes must , hava canned them to be mis
taken for the inufllnguian. Gladstone wrote
a letter and Whit bread mauo a speech , but
all was worse than useless , for the conserva
tive candidate was returned by a much larger
majority than any of his friends had untlci-
imtccl. Sir Robert Pool is loft to reuh/.o the
painful truth that when ho went over to the
GlndBtonluns ho changed once too often ,
The Irish M. P.'s may perhaps come
to ttio conclusion that their cause might
liavo prospered bolter If they had held aloof
from the contest. English constituencies
will not stand being dictated to by Parnoll-
Ito emissaries. The Brighton people have
clTctually slopped the clapuor of the homo
rule bell. These are truths which ho who runs
may read. The great body of people do not
bolmvo In homo rule. Tho.y distrust a party
which stakes all Us future upon It. They
revolt against brcatciug up the ancient par
liament of the country Into a half dozen
fragments and they nro sick unto death of
the whole Irish controversy and of nil who
take part in it. Until the radicals get these
facts well Into their minds they may snatch
u sot hnro nnd there by luck or chance , but
they will inako no permanent progress , and
they will not shauo tlio strength of the con
servatives' position. Even when Gladstone
rings the bell no one pays any attention.
Never did any speech of a great public man
fall so ilat us that at Southport. Ask any
body to-day what It was about and ho can
not toll you. Ho has a vague idea that it
was something about Ireland. The very
fact that Gladstone dare not unfold his plan
of home rule is ruinous to his party. It is not
us if ho had never unfolded the plan. Then
everything might have been loft burrouudcd
in mystery , but ho did produce a scheme anil
the nation decided that it meant separation ,
neither rnoro nor loss. Whenever they nro
called upon to pronounce judgment 011 the
saiuo project they will condemn It again.
That was the point on which the Brighton
election turned , nnd 3,507 majority for a
conservative was the result , although their
candidate was an inexperienced and indif
ferent speaker and by no moans popular at
llrst. There was gone thing which helped
him greatly ho had character. Sir Robert
Pool now knows better than ho did before
the value of character In English public
life. Many a man before him has found It
out when too Into. The public may forgive
political Inconsistencies , but they turn aside
from a dubious personal record. Sir Hobert
Peel has lowered a great name , thrown
away goldou opportunities , and dissipated
u magnificent patrimony.Vhjn ho
appeals to the great body "of
bia fellow-countrymen to send him
to parliament they reply : "You bnvo hud
your chance and abused it. Wo have no
further need of your Bcrviccs. " Character
is nothlnir , some foolish people say. It is
upon this assumption that Sir Charles Dllke ,
wo nro told , Is coming forward for parlia
ment again , in that case the lesson which
ho asks for ho will most surely receive. The
conservatives have had to defend u great
many of their seats owing to an unusual
number of their men being- removed by
Illness ordouth.
The Gladstonlans have boon moro fortu
nate In this respect. It is to bo hoped that
they nro not to lose a very well known mem
ber of their party In Mr , jiradlaugh , lam
fur enough from agreeing -vlth many of the
opinions on special and religious questions
hold by Brudlaugh , but as n politician I do
not bcllovo that there is a moro upright or
moro conscientious man altvo to-day , I liavo
vpften scon him talto n course which was
directly opposed to his own interests , but
I have never seen him do any under-
haua or unfair thing. Ills word la
absolutely to bo trusted , and ha will take no
part In discreditable laws of parliamentary
obstruction or mean intrigue. Mora than
once I have known him to incur great un
popularity with hlti party simply by adhering
bonastly to an understanding ho had mudo
with the government on some detail of busi
ness. Ho cannot bo bullied into doing v.'lmt
ho believes to bo u dishonorable or ovuii un
fair act. Ho Is straightforward and out and
above board with tils transactions. Of how
many leading men In parliament whoso pro
tuutlona are standing much greater than
Brad laugh's could as much as this bo truth
fully soldi I should bo sorry to have to
reckon them up. I have served on com-
mittecs with HradluuRb ami have never
failed to remark not only tuo great acuteness
ho displays In sifting facts , but the Im-
luenBO Industry ho brings to bear \ipon the
Investigation of any subject Co which he ad
dresses himself. That is ono
secret of his success la the house ol
commons. Ho rarely sucaks without
having thoroughly * matured the question.
Ho nuvur wastes the time of the house.
Thus it comes to puss tnat many who had a
bitter prejudice agulust htm on account ol
sqmo passages In his career which dla not
look well from the outside , now have a genu
ine respect for his character as well as for
Ills ability. Did any uian over effect such u
change of fooling of the house towards him-
elf I A ifow weeks npo Brudlaugh was
bnstled iguomlulously out of it , seized bj
dragged through the hall and
mndlcd neck s\nd \ crop Into the street. Now
10 Is always fturo of n Rood audience , and
the cheers which greet him como quite as
much from the conservative benches ns from
.hose on the liberal side. There is no fairer
body in the world than the house of com
mons. It will listen to nny man who hns
nothing genuine to say and who docs not If It did not listen to Brad-
laugh sooner It was partly because ho throw
himself headlong against It and rashly petit
nt defiance. There were misunderstandings
on nil sides , but Brndlaugh has lived thorn
down , nnd I venture to express the hope that
n long and useful career still lies before
him. A Mr.MiiEii or 1'Auu.vMnNT.
llnpiianlngs or Interest nt the
Pruned Capital ,
IC'ipl/rffiM ISSOIni Jamu fJonlnu Iltnii'M , ]
I'AKta , Oct. 20. INcw York Herald Cable
Special to Tin : BF.n.1 It has been rather a
fatal week for Paris. Metro was burled to
day , Record will bo burled to-morrow , and
Emllo Angler's funeral will soon follow.
October Is the spring of winter , i.nd tlio
weather has been so fickle and changeable
Siberian blasts succeeding n tropical sun nnd
n cold drizzle effacing Its wurmtii , all within
a few hours that the greatest variety ap
pears In the costumes of men and women.
Furs nml summer apparel are seen sldo by
side on Hue do la Pnlx.
The hunting and shooting Benson Is now In
full swing , and the first meet of the Frau-
chard stag hounds In the forest of Fontalno-
blcuti was the most successful nnd brought
together n largo number of distinguished
visitors. Amongst them wore Michael Ep-
priieiu , master of the hounds ; Comto und
Comtcssn DC Grnmant a'Astor , Comto and
Comtcsso Louis Do Montesquieu , Comto An-
tolno Do Gondant , Baron Do Carman. Mar
quis d'Harcourt , Comtcsso Do Haussonvllle ,
Comto nnd Comtcsso Louis d'llareouit ,
Comto , Comtcsso and M'llcs. Do Motbrison ,
Vicomto nnd VIcomtcsso Do Damplcjro ,
Comtcsso Do Cossc , Mmcs. OIllols , Gillon
and Dollfus , Vicomto DesmortcrsMcrlnvillo ,
M. and Mine , Hoson , Comto nnd Cotntesso
Cospand , M. and Mmo. Duimny.
Parisian bohemlanism has mot with a snd
loss in the destruction of the famous grc-
noulllcric , at n chateau on the Seine near
Bougiral , It was hero that Grnmont Cador-
reuse and Prlnco Domldoff and scores of
young Americans nnd Englishmen used to
rovcl on Sundays with the fascinating mes-
datnes les degraffes ot the period. The fa
mous granoullerle of the chateau is no moro.
The famous floating ballroom , where con
tours , each with n frisky contouruso on his
arm chnucd avco sa chuconnc , used to gam
bol and play ; the grenoullerlo where many a
solid father of a family once aired his wild
oats , has been burnt to the
water's edge. What a loss to the
youug pud froliclmomo folks , who
on summer Sundays congregate nt the chat-
toau and Bougiral ,
The newly elected socialist deputy fur
Montlucon has boon pretty well chuffed by
the press for the promise ho made to wear
his blouse in the chamber. Ho has written
n letter to Jouno Ropubllmie , in which ho
says that his electors do not wish him to dis
guise himself for the opening sitting , but to
go to the hoti.ji : with his blouse outside his
overcoat. Dpon this occasion he will not
wear sabots , but boots , but ho does not
promise that they shall have pointed
toes und ( lat heels. Ho will from
time to time leave his blouse at
homo , but as for wearing n clawhammer , hn
would never think of it. During the election
campaign be appeared once before a meeting
without his blouse , but the electors would
not hear him speak. They cried out , "No 1
no ! this Is not right , so Thlvrior means to
stick to his resolutions and make his llrst
aupearanco in the Palais .Bourbon in his
blouso. After that ho says ho will sco what
circumstances nmy dictate , but ho does not
think It will como to wearing clawlinmmers.
The now armor-plated cruiser Jean
Bart was launched on Thursday at
Rochefort. Slio is 320 fcot long and
has a capacity of 4,103 tons , with
8,000-horso power engines. She is expected
to steam nineteen knots per hour. She will
carry four cannons of 10 centimeters , slx of
It centimeters and four quick Siring cannons
of-17 millimeters , besides six revolving can
nons nnd six torpedo tubes. Tuo Joan Bnrl
was commenced In ISS'J ana null cost 7,031,000
francs. Of this sum 4,000,000 are for the
construction of the hull , 2,200,009 franca for
the machinery and the rest for the arma
Baron Haussomann is preparing an edition
of memoirs in four volumes. Messonior is
( \t work on a largo picture representing the
aphothcosls of Franco.
Prlnco Mural und Miss Caldwcll will bo
married October 29 in the church of St.
Plorro do Chuillot.
Jules Ferry has written a long preface to
n work on Touquin shortly to bo published
by an anonymous author.
Caruot Is thinking of shortly visiting
Toulon und the Modoltorranon squadron. Ho
might take advantage of the occasion to go
to Algeria.
Ho Itctiiriis to Zanzibar "Without
llnvliit ; Found Stanley.
It'opi/iftfht / IS59 li\i \ Juinta Gonltn llcnncll. ]
/.AX/.uiAn , Oct. 20. [ Now York Herald
Cnblo Special to Tun Bui : . ] Stevens , of
the Now York gift enterprise concern , who
was sent out here to llnd Stanley amidst a
grand nourish of trumpets , has roj rncd to
Zanzibar after a five montlm' trip up the
country , and presents a very dispondont and
wasted out appearance , Ho has had fever
ou aud off all the time ho has boon away , nnd
it returns to him now almost dally. Ho
soetns very tired of having had to purchase
and throw away among the wild tribes of
western India so many bales of cotton goods
to no purpose. Ho brings absolutely no
news. Ho has been no further than Bordolso
and has not oven hoard Stanley's luuno men
tioned during all tlio time that ho has boon
away , the greater part of which has been
passed In reflection on his bau luck at Klllnia
Alt ArrnngomcniH Completed Tor
Their ConiliiK MnrrlUK" .
ICori/rfyM mt tu Jamu UonJim HtnnM. ]
LONDON , Oct. 20. ( Now Yoik Herald
Cable Special to Tim DEB. I All arrange
ments for the marriage of Clara Huutlngton
to Prince Hutzfelut have been complctcdnnd
in thirty-six hours the twain will bo ono. I
spent un hour with the prince this oveulnir.
Ho was In excitingly happy humor nnd ox.
pressed surprise that the Herald should give
the marriage so much prominence until told
that every American woman took moro or
less interest in It aud not u few men did like
wise on account of the prominence of Mr ,
Iluulington , Prince Halzfoldt's mother ar
rived yesterday. She Is ono of the ladles In
waiting on Empress Frederick. The prince's
father will bo unable to attend the wedding
on account of illness. Admission to the oratory
tory at Hroraptou will bo by cnrd and few
except relatives will bo present. Almost Im
mediately after the ceremony the Prlnco and
Princess tiutz'foldt will leave for Italy.
Munoottvorhigr For the Support of
England nnd Turkey.
She Receives Rare Jewels Prom
Her Mother and Humbert , of Italy.
The Usual India Shawl and a Booker
or Two Her Presents.
Socialists Ask the Hclolistuc to jl'ut
All I'rovlHions on thn Free Iilst
Electoral Reform Dctnnml-
cil Freytntc'M Book.
A Brnoo For the DroilHiml.
lCoj/rfiit | ? 1SS3 Ji\i \ Xew Yfirls Atsactatal JYeM.1
Biur.iN : , Oct. 20. The proposed confer
ence between Bismarck , Consul Knlndky
nnd Premier Crisoi tins bcon delayed until
after Emperor William's visit to Turkey.
The political importance of the event is
not now denied. Bismarck's project Is to
construct a second defensive line
behind , the driobuud , consisting of
England and Turkey , not committed
by treaty to the special purposes of
the central European alliance , but linked by
kindred Interests. Honcoho is maneuvering
to commit Lord Salisbury to u now treaty
with Turkey relating to the permanent occu
pation of Egypt ,
Bismarck's urojcct in regard to the Balkan
settlement , ns communicated to tlic czar , has
led to the temporary cessation of hostile
Russian Intrigues. The czar has certainly
consented to permit the chancellor to try to
realize some modus vivendl , holding himself
free to resume Independent action In the
event of the scheme fulling.
News ot the arrival of the Im
perial party aboard the Hohonzolloru
in the Pirauso was telegraphed here this nt-
tornoon. The telegrams stiito that heavy
weather was encountered nnd the empress
was prostrated with seasickness. The king
and queen of Greece and the crown prince
received the Imperial party at the entrance
to the harbor. After landing , the party
took the train for Athens , nnd on arrival
there drove to the palace in state carriages.
The route wus lined with troops and nn im
mense throng gave an ovation to the im
perial party.
Princess Souhio's already marvelous
Jewel dower has been enhanced by her
mother adding a diamond and ruby
cross , an heirloom in the English royal
family which was first worn by Princess
Charlotte , of Wales.
Queen Victoria's presents do not figure
prominently. The consist of the usual
Indian shawls , whereof she scorns to have a
ready store , a narrow diamond necklace and
a number of books. *
In contrast is King Humbert's present ,
sent through the prince of Naples. It con
sists of diamonds valued at 300,000 marks.
Prince Bismarck's earliest re
turn to Berlin will bo on Thurs
day. It is Improbable that
the rcichstag debate will demand his pres
ence till the socialist law is discussed.
Count. Herbert , before starting , went to
Friedrichsruho. accompanied by tho'Turkish
minister , Kiamil Pasha , who waited on
memoranda to prepare the sultan to talk
with the German emperor , 'Bismarck gave
Kiamil n long confercnco , but refused him
written memoranda. Ho nlso advised Kiamil
that the Interviews between the sultan and
Emperor William must not proceed through
nn interpreter unless ho bo a member of
the Sultan's council.
The alteration of the socialist law is not
approved by any section of the rolchstag ex
cepting the conservatives. Tbo nationals
and centralists disfavor the permanent dura
tion of the law as depriving the house of its
present controlling power to amend the law
every two years. In order to swcoton the
proposal the government modifies soiqo of
its strictest provisions. Thus , n newspaper ,
now suppressed for _ ono offensive article
will bo stopped after two offences. The
power , of the police to cancel
the licenses of taverns frequented
by socialists is abolished. Further , n meet
ing does not require previous pollco sanc
tion , though it will remain liable to closure.
It is probable that the majority"will reject
the permanent bill nnd that n substitute of
live years' duration will bo passed.
The progressists made a motion , that a
newspaper Illegally suppressed s'hall have
the rlcht to obtain damages if the supprcs-
nlon should bo cancelled. There is smill
chnnco of its acceptance.
Tlio progressists also moved un
amendment to the electoral' law
alining to render difficult
electoral frauds nnd unjust pressure upon
electors. This will not be adopted.
The conservatives nnd national liberals
profess to bo Indignant at tbo bare suspicion
that electoral frauds are possible.
The National Xoltung , referring to the de
mand of progressists that voting tickets bo
delivered in closed envelopes , advises the
majority to roiuso to oven discuss and simi
lar motions.
Tbo socialists In the rcichstng have moved
for the abolition of the duties on nil pro
Though there U abundant proof of torrlblo
pressure on the poor , caused by the existing
tariffs , it Is improbable that the rolchstag
will grant relief , though It Is certain the
food question will bo a prominent factor In
the coming election. A section of the na
tional llbeials will support the progressists'
demands lor * the abolition of the pork
Freytug's book on the late Emperor
Frederick bus created a sensation. Prior to
its publication Bismarck advised , but did
Insist upon the suppression of certain pass
ages , His complaisance Is attributed to
Froytag's disclosures of the unwise Interfer
ence of the empress. Another passage
grateful to Bismarck describes Frederick us
ufllctod with morbid moods and old in mind
ami body long before the fatal disease at
tacked him. His vital energy , the book
declares , was no longer befitting the heir to
the Imperial crown. Ho often thought to
abdicate in favor of his sou.
The steamer Vulcan , attached to Wlss-
maii's expo lilion , has been wrecked on the
east African coast anil a number , ofaho orow
were killed by the natives. " ,
The Wnathar Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity Fair weather.
Nebraska , Iowa and Dakota Fair , warm ;
except slightly cooler la Dakota. General
southerly winds.
Tnmnscfio's FollowerflHrHmntlsllcil
Itntiiors'ol' nt ( tattle.
SIN FnAXcisco , Oct. 20.p-Tho Associated
press correspondent at Apm , umlnr the date
of October 0 , confirms the election of Mntnafn
ns the king of Samoa uy the chiefs ot various
It was expressly provided that Matanfn
should servo as kintr only until the agree
ment entered into by the three foreign pow
ers should go Into affect , then If necessary n
new election would bo hold.
Tamnsoso'ft followers diil.'not signify their
assent to the election.
The correspondent also states that n num
ber of Tnmnseso's followers on Island Savnil
made an attack on some of Mataafu's fol
When tlio news of this attack was received
Mataafa sent word to his people nt the place
where the trouble occurred to demand that
the guilty parties bo delivered to them.
The correspondent adds : The excitement
has been increased hero by the fact that one
hundred of Mntnnfa's followers nro now
leaving Apia for Savall , where they will bo
Joined by others. Their Intention Is to burn
the houses of the Tnnmscso men If the par
ties who attacked tholr friends are not given
up peaceably. It Is not Improbable that tbo
expedition may result In an open conflict
between the forces of Matnnfa nnd Tamaseso
at Savall ,
Commander Woodward , of the United
States steamer Adams , was a passenger on
the steamer Marlposa. Ho discredits the
cable dispatch from Sidney nbout n battle
botwccu the native forces of Samoa. Ho
docs not know of any of Mataafa's followers
havlntr gone to Savnli , and says there were
no indications of trouble ; when ho loft Apia.
Baron llcutcr IMlkcd IJy the Brotlicr
oftiio Sun.
LONDON , Oct. 20. Thcro is loud lamontn-
tiens amonp the possessors of Persian bank
shares , for the news coijiea from St. I'otors-
burc ; that the shah presented to n set of fa
vored Russians precisely the same monopoly
for n bank which Baron Router secured from
his highness bore , and so there nro already
two big companies in the field.
Baron Renter Is furious ,
Sixteen years ago. on the occasion of the
shnh's lust visit , the baron paid the expenses
of n costly Jaunt and got Concessions which
would have boon worth millions if the royal
confidence man had not repudiated everyone
ono of them the moment ho set footngaln in
his own dominions.
During his last visit , ItIs now said , the
shah found the baron's duns rather trouble
some , and to quiet him 'gave him a lot of
choice concessions. It'looks now as though
the shah had repudiated 'this" agreement as
ho did the first , and that the baron is again
the victim of sharp practice.
Austria's Blaok nnd Yellow Finn * ;
Into Iho'IXtoti.
BUDA PEsTn , Oct. - 20. In the lower
house * of the Hungarian diet to-day
Herr Iranjo , leader' ' of the extreme
left , moved /-impeachment pro
ceedings bo institute ! against Heron
Fojorvnry , the Hungarian minister of na
tional defense , on , account ot dissatisfaction
at his rouly to the interpellation submitted
n the chamber regarding the recent hoist
ing of the black nnd yellow flag during the
manoeuvres atMonor , Hungary.
The day before tfio emperor went to
Monor in September to superintend the man-
ecu vres of the Hanover cavalry , the quarter
master general decided that the house which
was serving ns headquarters for the general
staff should bo marked with a yellow and
black Hag. There was.somo murmuring in
the town at this display of the Austrian im
perial colors , but the explanation was that
the colors had not been used as an emblem ,
but as n signal. On the following night the
flag was torn down by unknown hands nnd
flung into the ditch , Tho. emperor , when ho
hoard ot the Incident , felt deeply offended ,
and in receiving the authorities of the town
told thorn ho hoped the author of the "shame
ful outrage'1 would bo detected and punished.
Livery Sinn Dlnnn's Testimony Bodes
111 For Coiiirhlin.
CHICAGO , Oct. 20. Whn the Cronin trial
was resumed this morning the first witness
was County Physician Todd. Ho testified
that only Dr. Egbert , his assistant , nnd him
self had the combination to the vault in
which the plata with the false teeth taken
from Dr. Cronin's mouth was kept. He ( Dr.
Todd ) hud not ontcrod the vault since Dr.
Cronin's death.
Dr. D. G. Moore , who was present nt the
autopsy , was called , und described the
wounds and marks of identification ou the
After Dr. Moore had testified nt great
length nnd minuteness as to the wounds on
Dr. Cronin's body , the defense moved to ox-
cluuo his testimony on the ground that he
had read verbatim the report of the trial
made by the Associated press in this morn-
Ing's papers which gave the testimony of Dr.
Egbert. They urgued that the physician
road this knowing ho was to testify , nud
that the order of the court excluded wit
nesses while testimony was being taken , yet
the rending of testimony had precisely the
same effect as the hearing of it. After considerable -
sidorablo argument on both sides Judu'o McConnell -
Connell suid ho did not bcllovo ho could en
force the rule and added ;
"If it wore possible fo'r mo to ask the pro
prietors of newspapers not to publish those
accounts , I sho'uld unquestionably , do that ,
but of course no such request would bo re
spected. In this day of wide news
paper circulation and verbatim re
ports , I do jnot sco that
the court can do rooreituun to simply exclude
witnesses from the ro'om ' , but the court
appreciates that that ijocs not amount to
anything at all. Thai root ion was consequently
quently overruled and tlio doctor's testimony
The next witness was "Patrick Dlnan , the
livery stable keeper. ( Ho testified to tUo ,
facts In regard to the hiring of the horse
and bupgy from him py Dan Coughlm ou
the day that Dr. Cronin wus murdered , sub
stantially as they have heretofore boon pub
lished. Witness said Coughlin told 111 in ho
wanted the horse forp fricud , This friend
of Coughlin's witness Bald carao nbout 7
o'clock and drove north with the buggy in
the direction of Cronhi's resldonco. Tills is
the buguy und horse which carried Dr.
Cronin to the Cuvlson cottage , where ho was
murdered , Dlnan also testified that when
ho went to the station next morning to re
port the suspicious happenings of the night
before ho wus met by Coughlin , who cau
tioned him to say nothing ubout the hiring
of the buggy , as it was known that ho and
Cronin wore not good friends and it might
got him ( Coughlin ) into trouble.
After a long aud severe-cross-examination
of Dlnan by Mr. Forrest , of counsel for the
defense , In which the witness was not at all
confused , the court adjourned till Monday
morning ,
An Interview With a Famous Bel
gian Engineer.
Ho Doesn't Think It Could Hurt His
Something About the Defenses of
the Mouse Vnlloy.
The rirst Great War Which Occur *
In Europe Will lie Followed
By a CiitlltiK Down ol'
Armaments ,
General Brlnlmonl'a Viowr.
[ GnnirtoM itfobu James CJonlim Ucnnttt. ]
Buussias , Oct. 20. [ Now York Hcrr.ld
Cnblo Special to Tun BEX. | In spite of the
ceaseless work which weighs on Ills brnui
nnd swallows up his time , General Brial-
laont , the far-famed military engineer und
writer , who has made nnd unmade fortifica
tions , just us Warwick made mid unmade
kings , was at homo to-day to a representa
tive of the Herald , who was detailed to got
ns exhaustive un opinion ns possible regard
ing the new Zalinskl gun.
"Has tlio now Xalinski gun made you fcol
uneasy nbout your fortifications , general i" I
inquired when I tound myself seated beside
n short , stout , thick-set , gray-haired nnd
Kray-imistachod gentleman.
"Oh , Is Zalcnski the Inventor ? I didn't
know. I haven't boon reading the papers at
all of lato. Captain Zalonski was hero in
the summer , bnt wo couldn't meet , as I had
buried myself in the country in order to work
in peace. I was sorry then not to have seen
him , but I am still sorrier because ho could
have given mo nbout his gun lots of those
technical bits of information which can't bo
expected from reports of dally nil round
newspapers. But never mind ; let's sco what
the Herald says. "
A sllcht smile gradually stole over his
genial face as General Brinlmont pursued
the able reports of the Vesuvius gun trial.
"To speak the truth , " ho broke out at last ,
"I can't at first night see anything very
startling about this. Why. the Germans ,
French , and wo ourselves have boon loading
our guns with explosives for a long time.
The Germans and ourselves use gun cotton ,
and the French that much talked of incline.
It is natural that the Americans , who have
hitherto solely experimented upon dynnmlto ,
should bo surprised at the result obtained
from It. It is n noyolty for them ; It is not
for us. Wo have reached that stage of dis-
covory-nuiKpne beyond it long"ngo75You
sco , the United States are a good deal back
ward in military matters. They uro n great
nation , greatly ahead of the
world in physical and many other
sciences. That they should bo
a long way behind us In military mat
ters is unavoidable. A nation's genius
is shaped by its wants , and America docs
not want such military cfllciency as wo do. "
Looking over the newspaper cutting ngnin ,
which ho read with the case of a well-
trained English scholar , General Brialmont
admitted that the Vesuvius trial was very
satisfactory in its way , and , it considered ns
an immovable implement of warfare , the
Zallnskl air gun was some improvement
upon it , nnd might bo turned to good ac
count. Ho spoke almost literally in the
words used by Commander Goodrich , ns re
ported bv the Herald's ' representative at
Newport , although ho did not as much ns
suspect the commander's remarks.
"Tho new gun might bo of good service for
the defense of harbors and narrow passes ,
nnd might oven supersede the torpedo sys
tem , but would not answer for the defense
of the Scheldt. Of course , its high price
would bo no objection to its introduction in
Europe , where things have reached such a
plight that Franco expends 80,000,000 francs
per annum on tier army , The pounds , shill
ings and pcnso question is not of the slight
est account , at least it it is not for tbo time
being. But , mark mo , that isn't going to
last very long. Those bloated European ar
maments have been but un accidental chapter
In the world's history. Wo can't bear the
strain for many yearn moro. It is be
yond all human possibilities. The very
first conditions of peace will bo laid down by
the victors as soon us the European armies
meet , and on whatever side victory may rest
there will bo a Ken oral und Immense cutting
down or the military strength , nnd wo shall
have no moro in our ago of whole nations
turned Into permanent camps. "
Coming from such lips , such n confession
has something very remarkable and solemn
about It. Let the readers of the Herald re
member that General Briulmont is us thick
and thin n partisan of warfare , a downright
believer in its social necessity , and of as
pronounced greatness in the military pro
fession as 1 ordYolsoy himself.
Returning to the /allnskl gun , General
Brialmont said that thoroughly technical in
formation ns to the working of the air res
ervoirs nnd other details might perhaps alter
his opinion or otrongthen It In some measure
as to Its ofllclency for harbor defense. ' "But , "
ho added , "ono point which seems to mo ul-
ready and comulotoly settled Is that fortifi
cations have nothing to four from the offen
sive capacities of this now implement. In
the tlrst place n mile and a quarter range
won't do in the least. 1 do not bollovo in
the usefulness of the exaggerated ranges at
tained by some of ICrupp's and Dcbnnqo's
gigantic thunderors , whtuh are made to
throw shells at n distance of eighteen kilo
meters , over twelve miles. The Ger
man and French military authori
ties will , when the time cornea , llnd
out that they huvo been nursing Illusions
in hoping to aim usefully from such u dis
tance , and that It Is merely a wholesale
waste of powder and shot. Three or four
miles is nil that Is practicable and that's
wanted , but the Kallnskl mile and a quarter
[ jun won't do , and , oven If it did , I don't sco
how a pnouiuatlcul gun could bo moved
about and brought in front of a fortress.
How are the reservoirs to bo supplied in the
Uold ! How are the engines , generators , aud
all the kind of necessary paraphernalia to bo
carried about miles and miles and comfort
ably Installed In the midst of the battles of a
campaign ! It passes my conception , But
even In admitting this enormous dlfliculty to
bo overcome , a dynamite gun would not af
ford uny cause of anxiety to a fortified
town , yet just look at those , " and handling a
square piece of concrete ubout
live inches thick , the general wuut
on : "This IB tbo material I am using in the
construction of the fortifications of the
Mouse valley. It la a compound of siliceous
shingle , gravel tnkon from the bed ot the
Mouse , nnd n Portland ccmont sa\v working
on this small bit ot concrete require * ) twelve
hours to cut Into it , n depth of three centl-
inctores , loss than ono Inch nnd n quarter ,
nnd the blndo of the saw wears out one Inch
ot Its own material in the process. Is'ow ,
the walls and rooting * of our fortresses nro
botng made of such concrete to n thickness
of three yards or moro. The puni hi the
fonts will bo protected by mv Iron cupnlos ,
nbout twenty.four Incnoa thick. Under such
n cover the bosolgcd will bo nblo to tnko
sight nt the most tcrrlbio lire , which , In the
present condition of artillery , could bo
poured upon thorn , and their guns will bens
ns safely shielded as they nro In armories
during a season of pence. Tlio biggest
shells nnd most violent explosions , were they
ten times ns powerful ns Zalmskl's pro
jectiles , could hnrdly make so much ns IU1
Impression upon such protective material.
Our forts will bo Indestructible. I am not
certain that tlio monsters of artillery ink-lit
not play gront havoc still on the stronghold
of Metz , or that of Antwerp , which am not
up to the very latest principles of military
architecture , but I dare say they will prob
ably bamndo ns completely dynamite proof
ns the Mouse defenses. In fact , 1 Intend
urging the matter myself in the case of Ant- ,
wcrp ns soon as wo have completed the
Mouse work , which , by the bye , the king
found In splendid progress yesterday , and
which will bo ready by the end of next year
for putting the artillery Into position , "
" In the coin-so of the conversation the gen
eral Intimated that nt the noU
trial of naval strength Germany will
surprise the world by its superiority
on sea just as much us it bus surprised It by
the cnislilng superiority of its land forces.
"I don't think , " iio said , "that the Vatorlnnd
has abler sailors than either Franco or Eng
land , but they have far batter machinery ,
and machinery is the thing nowadays. "
Indeed , the forward strides which tlio Gor
man navy lias made and Is still secretly
making , have , according to General Brial-
mont , rendered Germany practically mistress
of the Baltic. and the czar ,
if ho should put his strength
against William II. in that direction will bo
nowhere. General Brialmont doesn't ex
pect that the next European light , when It
does ocour , will bo a protracted ono , while ,
nt the same time , his words seem to imply
that Russia's land forces will command an
immense advantage from their staying pow
ers : ' 'When ' , ns in Gorni.xny and Fr.mco ,
the whole nation Is called out in battle , it
can't afford a lengthy struggle. It is in too
great hnsto to get buck to its fields , its daily
pursuits , Its broad winning , its literature , its
peace of mind , but Russia , which ia quito
differently constituted nnd belongs to nn-
othcr degree of civilization , can go on ham
mering away at its foes until doomsday. "
Such is General Briixlmont's view.
They Receive a Very Cordial Wei-
como to Athens.
[ Copj/j'fuTit 1S89 / ) / / Jalna Onrdnii ncnnttt. ]
ATHENS , Oct. 20. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Buu.l Any doubt
abdut the reception which would be given to
tbn emperor and empress ot Gormuny has
been settled by their arrival horo. The ut
most enthusiasm has prevailed throughout
the city , and wherever the German jruosts
appeared they were greeted with chcors.
The ornpcror and empress of Germany wore
accompanied by the King and queen of
Greece , the prince nnd princess of Wales and
the cznrowitch. They arrived hero at half
past 4 o'clock. The emperor of Germany
wore llio uniform of n general in the German
army , The royal party was mot at the sta
tion by the tricoupis ana the metropolitan of
Athens and a brilliant assembly composed
of ambassadors and ministers , with attaches
and secretaries of legations , members of the
Greek government , high officials and mem
bers of the royal household. Prominent
among these were the French
ambassador extraordinary , Count Mon-
talon , the now American minister , Snowdcn ,
Prince und Princess SouUo , Barouo s Kos- *
jcck , Lady Monson , Mmc. Unigoumls , Mui3.
Vlachcs , Mmc. Trawborberg , Mine. Theo-
chcri , Mmo. Supouutzakls and Mine. Anar-
gyre. The empress wore a handsome dross
of light creen , trimmed with light pink
flowers , with cults of dark green velvet ,
bonnet , trimmed with pink , ami broocli of
rubies , diamonds nnd pearls. The queen of
Greece wore a pretty costume of cream nnd
gold. Before leaving the station the mayor
of Athens presented the emperor with an
address of welcome , and the cinnross with a
magnificent bouquet. The emperor of Ger
many , king of Greece , duke ot Sparta ,
prince of Wales nnd Prince Albert Victor
then Inspected the guard of
honor. The crowds surrounding the
stntion cheered vociferously. The royal
party entered carriages and drove to the pal
ace by the way of the Hue d'Hormos , which
was crowded with people from wall to wall.
On their arrival at the palace they wore
grcotcd'by Princess Soplnu and her mother ,
Empress Frederick , the king and queen of
Denmark and Count Henry Bismarck. The
streets about the palace were filled witli people
ple , The ompororof Germany und Die royal
party cumo out upon the balcony. The em
peror repeatedly raised his helmet and sa
luted llio crowds In answer to their
cheers. The whole town was lighted
up to-night and a magnificent
torchlight procession paraded the utroots ,
The acropolln was lighted up with red fires ,
producing a glorious effect , Mayors and
corporation oulciuls from different parts of
Greece , accompanied by soldiers bearing
torches , proceeded to the palace. The emperor
poror of Germany and king of Grocco ad
dressed the populace , The whole front of
the palace was lighted up by 100,000 Chinese
lanterns , which were principally mudo by
vonvIctH in the various prisons of Athens.
The fact that the Russian embassy was the
only ono that fulled to hoist the German flag
caused some comment.
The sight of the acropolis under uhnn ging
colored bengul lights is a vision of beauty lor
nnd away beyond the power of description.
Tlio J > enl Mnyor nl'ljonilun'M KoiioHt. |
LONDON , Oct. 33. The London court of
aldermen having declined to uccedo to the
request of Lord Muyor-olect Sir Henry
Isaacs , that , out of regard for the views of
his co-rcllglonlsts , ho bo permitted to walk
on the occasion of the coming lord mayor's
procession , which this year fulls on Satur
day , the Jewish Sabbath , a compromise lias
been reached. Sir Henry will walk through
tbo Jewish portion und than ro-onlcr the
carriage , _ _
The San KraiiGiBuoLauiiclic < I.
SAN FiiANCifCo , Oct. 20. The now cruiser
San Francisco was successfully launched
to-day nt the ship yard of the Union Iron
works , this city , in the presence of n largo
crowd of people. The cruiser was chrUtoued
by two young ladles , dauchters of Commo
dore E. Benhain und Henry T. Scott , of the
Iron works , The vessel will not bo ready
for a trial trip before next spring.
The Triune OonKrooa Extondofl
the Freedom of Omnho.
The Doll htfi\l Rklo From Iowa to
the Qato Olty.
Welcomed With Lavish Hospitality
at the Pnxton ,
Close of the l > ny With Visit to the
lllituitnittttil Bco and Now
York Ijtl'i ! Inauriinoo
Bound For Oinnlin.
At the Sioux City depot yesterday morning
were assembled the h.iut ton ns well ns the
cnunlllo of the city , to' wave the southern
guests n last farewell. Society ladles were
thcro without number , provident mammas
with eligible daughters , and during the llttlo
tlmo loft hoforo the departure of the train
many of the fair ones wore introduced to the
courteous cavaliers of old Castile. Per
hups a greater crowd than this was never
gathered together in Sioux City before , anil
an excitement , that was infectious seemed to
pervade the very air. Men crowded and
Jostled each other In tholr eagerness to got
next to the car.s ns the distinguished visitors
filed aboard ; the small boy was numerous ,
loud and pestiferous ; ho cheered for < Vuier-
ica , guyed the band ami hooted nt the
soldiers. Tlio two bauds made the air re
sound in their emulous strains , und indeed
tin ) picture was ono wcR calculated to ou-
thuso and stimulate old nnd young. It was
n stirring scene , full of shifting
color und mingling form. Tlio special
tram started exactly on tnno.
No formalities wore indulged in when tlio
distinguished guests were received , nnd
every ono settled himself for n pleasant
journey to ( ho metropolis of Nebraska.
The H | > cGlnl Train.
The train was the finest and most complete
that has over been coupled. It was madu uu
of six palatial Pullman cars , the most elabor
ate and magnificent ever constructed. All
are illuminated by incandescent electric
lights. Tlio library car , the "Espernnzn , " is
a model of beauty. It Is finished in gold and
bronze , and appointed as a library , with
smoking nnd lounging rooms , apartments for
cards , barber shop , bath-room , buffet and
writing. In this car is located u dynamo , by
means of which the train of six cars is
illuminated with eloctrlo lights , nnd which
charges storage batteries under the cars ,
capable , when charged , of running the light
for ten hpurs without the use of the dynamo.
From this dynamo nro lighted the signal
lights on roar of the train ; alulfronilt , nlso Is
established the current from which may bo
lighted , nt pleasure , in each section of the
different cars , nortablo lights , of olght-candlo
power , for individual uso.
Tlio "Windsor" the dlnlugcar , is finished
in oak and olive green , with ascating capacity
for forty-one people.
The sleepers "Columbus" and "Washing
ton" finished in satin-wood
are - , mahogany
and royal purple with maroon hangings ,
while the "Jnpnn" end "India" are finished
in satin-wood , mahogany and turquoise blue ,
with purple , garnet nnd lazuli hangings. The
drawing rooms nio exquisite. Their finish
Is ivory , gold , topaz and maroon. Hot and
cold water is supplied by nir pressure from
tanks beneath , and baths are connected with ,
the toilet rooms in nil the sleepers. The air
pump which forces the hot und cold water is
located beneath tlio "flspiranzor. " The
train is pulled by engine 1053 of
tlio great Pennsylvania railroad. The cu-
gino has hauled tlio train ever wlnco it
started , a distance of 11,000 miles , and it has
nearly the same distance to cover before its
pilgrimage comes to an end.
Coming down yesterday , on the Omaha
road , the train was preceded by ono of the
road's ' fastest engines , acting as a pilot. En
gine 105'J is the admiration of railroad "man
nil along the route. She U a veritable
beuuty. The regular crow is ns follows :
S. Hurt , engineer ; J. Turr , fireman ;
Gcorgo Doolo , baggage master ; G. F. Egc ,
Pullman conductor ; portcru , J. P. Luckett ,
T. it. Jackson , A. R. Clements , J. H. Brooks ,
C. Mutln ; dining car conductor , B , Wyrlck ;
Walters , J. nnd G. Bailey , G. Lart , W.
Woods , II. Mercer , Clicf do Cuisine , William
Soldon , with thrco ussistuiits , D , A. Dun
can , Huporintcndont of tuo Pullman Dining
Cur company , Is also with tlio party.
So marvelous a tr.iin , such magnificent
management , has never bcon nxcollcd In the
annals of the railroad world. Those nro duo ,
first , to unequalled equipment of the great
Pennsylvania road , which has ben.n the
wonder of tiio delegates , and next to the
superintendence nnd direction of F. W.
Draper , In whom thh company finds n most
remarkable and worthy representative.
Them was nothing which the tmirhtu de-
Hired to luiow that ho could not toll them.
Thcro was no comfort which they desired
that ho had not anticipated , " In connection
with the road , Mr. Draper proved beyond
cavil the oxpollonco nud perfection to which
the great Pennsylvania route had carried its
personally conducted systoui of excursions ,
of which , this wan indeed the croivumt ;
The Omaha committee was provided by
General Manager Hurt , of the O. St. P. M.
& O. , with n special car which was attached
to the train nt Sioux City. Mr. Hurt , who
accompanied tbo Omaha committee , was
assiduous In his attention to the party , es
pecially in his L'cnoral direction of the train
as it passed ever his road.
Tlio Indian Jlnnoj.
In forty llvo minutes after the tinln left
Sioux City it pulled up at Ponder , forty
miles below , where , by special iirr.uigonioiit ,
it party of Omaha and Winnobjgo Indiana ,
bucks , squaws , papooson und dogH had us.
ftombled to furnish a quarter of an hour's
diversion for the visitors ,
Everybody alighted and wont out onto
the open plain where the aborlgmoos had
pitched their tepees und cleared uw.iy the
dead grass for the dance of peace.
It wus a nondescript teriuleiio- |
orcan display , but apparently greatly pleased
tlio distinguished delegates. Around u hugo
drum , crouched upon their huunchos , and
radium In flaming blankets , brass un4
feathers , were gathered a sad rcmnaut o/
the mighty Omuhas and Wlnnabagoea ,
There was Wubpouhahor/or the One-Eye
Horse , in full dress , a tattered soldier's
overcoat , scarlet B.i8h , plug hat , crow's-wing
crest , and musket. Morloc'hbcgob ,