Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 21, 1893, Part One, Image 1

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[ eror William Proposes to Have His
Army Increased to His Dcsiro ,
| bo RoichstaK Proves Obdurate Its Vote
Will Bo Boldly Overrides
jisof thoImporiousRulorPormed on the
Hypothesis of Defeat.
| > lo ! Sentiment Concerning the Govern-
cnt'n Dcsiro Has Undergone Ltttlo
Change Inllucnllal Men Hpeak
Out Against the Mcniuro.
\'oi \ > yrtohte < l 1833 tin Jama fJnnlnn n mi5lt,1
V.uuy , May CO. [ Now York Herald
llo Special to THE Bnn. ] I have no
jjion to change the opinion given last
fok to the effect that when the now
llohstaB meets it will reject the military
! . with moro decision than the last ono.
frhb judgment has grown to conviction
led I have been traveling about the coun-
* hud heard what the people say. It Is
parent that the classes will vote for the
l/crntncnt or abstain , whllo the masses
111 vote against It. In the towns whcro
( jy have been strong , such as Cologne ,
Iblcnz and Dusscldorf In the southern
s , the center is going to have it all Us
way , whllo elsewhere all signs point
Iward the success of the volks partcl with
| ohtcr , and the social democrats with Bebol.
Ittichtcr Is doing the giant's work of the
Impalgn. Ho is a man whoso herculean
Irsonaltty , stentorian voice , knowledge of
Jo popular feeling , forcible oratorical of-
lets and unfcarlng utterances make him
lo most popular and most striking figure in
Jls fierce struggle. Ho has been the most
frsistent antagonist of the right , to whom ,
lith his pile driving , forcible manner of at-
Ick , his Hghtnlng-llko power of repartee ,
I ) has been a perfect terror. Ho Is swim-
ling with the tldo of German poutilar sen-
ncnt. Instead of the democracy soon wo
( all probably ilnd him navigating In the
Vlft-going current of socialism. Ho is very
| -ar it now.
Courao 1'roposed for the Hmporor.
| The question people are now asking Is :
/hat will the kaiser do ? Hero is the ro-
lly made to mq : On the 23thofnoxt month ,
Unless the date of reopening the Uclshstag
lie changed , the kaiser will address the
lower house in person. Ho will state that
lie considers the military bill necessary for
llio safety of the country ; that he counts
Ijpon the loyalty of members of the Reieh-
itag to himself , on their patriotism to the
/aterlandto , pass it without delays With this
vlll bo made the intimation that if they dis-
him * ho will take into his own hands
llio guardianship of the honor and safety of
I be country , as ho will consent to uoyopposl-
' "
I ion on auch'a" vital matter. ' '
Then the kalsor will retire and wo may
bxpcct a scene in the Reichstag similar to
[ .hose of the famous days In 1803 and 1870.
ho vote may bo adjourned n few days , but
vhcn it is taken the bill will bo rejected.
I'aprivl will at once dissolve the Chamber ,
Ind within forty-eight hours the kaiser
pill issue a proclamation , saying that in the
ace of the unpatriotic attitude of the mem-
lers of the Reichstag , ho , in his imperial
| ight , declares the military bill a law.
Where the appropriations will come from
vlll bo n matter for the astute Finance Min
ister Miguel to solve. Ho will do it , as ho
[ ias always found resources for now taxation
p his slcovo. What the country will do
uen gives room forlnuch speculation.
Asked for I'uhllo Hiibucrlptloii.
lAn extraordinary appeal has been made
Irough the Cologne Gazette for private
LtMcriptlons to pay the cost of the military
I'd Independently of the Reichstag. This
Icitcs Homo Indignation and much mcrri-
fjnt. It has been stated by the govern-
cut that the southern princes all favor the
I'lltury bill. The grand duke of Baden ,
| wovcr. is not in that way of thinking. In
i speech ho uttered the following words ,
kloh were carefully omitted in tlio report
Ho by the olUelal Wolff agency : "You
fro with mo in the war of 18TO. There
gained experience. Quo obtains moro
j > m the excellence of an army than from
( quantity. A .small number of troops has
Itcn accomplished moro than largo masses.
Iiat the war of 1870 taught us. "
I This speech , inado by the grand duke ate
| o military fete at Heidelberg , reflects
( hut the most of the experienced men bore
3tlovo. Koine of the opposition papers lituo
en insisting that the chancellor bus do-
[ idea to call out the reserves and landwchr ,
lumbering 10,000 , to prevent them voting ,
'hat Is not the case. They will not bo
l-illod out till In July , after elections ,
IX 1IAU HIlAl'i : .
'ld < UTdiilo KiprrsiON Himself on
thu'1'limiicliil Outlook.
May 20. The greatest banking
| nd financial authority In the world , perhaps ,
i I.ldderdalo , who was governor of
lie Bank of England last year and who Is
Ltll a director In that institution. Ho talked
rccly nnd earnestly concornln ; ; the financial
( Wtus. Through all this talk , which at
lines was almost vehement , there ran a
llalnly noticeable anxiety us to what America
, 111 do. Said ho :
' What America docs concerns us Just as
iiuch as , or oven moro , than.thcso Australian
tank failures. Wo nro all watching her.
IVheii the United Stales bosjns to pull gold
Troin us iu tie ) autumn wo shall have to bo
laroful. "
"Then you bollovo America will begin to
i what you call 'pull gold1 later onl"
"Yes , She is almost certain to do so.
Irhls long outflow of gold from America will
pcgln slowly to return there In the autumn ,
hiul ICtiglund is at present the only
lountry that has any free gold , BO
Ire may suffer. Wo have been getting
| ; old right along from America and h\vo :
most of It. Italy , Franco and Gcr-
any have not allowed any gold to leave
| : holr boundaries. Holland has lost a little
aud is the only country , except America ,
Iwhlch has exported gold. But the bulk of
Itho inotal has come from America. Nearly
All the African gold comes to us also. look
ing at the American situation from this dis
tance , it seems that America has to face a
Very serious flnancial problem , which also
fclosely uftects us. What the solution is J can't
jay. The repeal of the Sherman silver law
Trill not euro all the Ills , which seem to ba
{ rowing greater , The Increase in popula-
llcm nod commerce has bcca 10 rapid uud so
great that the output of properly guarded
legal tenders has been insufficient to keep
pace with the demands of the country. Be
sides , the national banking principle Is a bad
one that of Issuing only IK ) cents worth of
certificates for every 100 cents deposited.
Yes , the American financial problem is far
from a healthy solution. "
"How about the situation herol"
"Tho feeling today Is very much bolter ,
almost normal In tone. The Australian
failures have naturally caused a certain
amount of distrust , but there is no reason to
suppose that a serious crisis will occur.
Thcro Is absolutely no occasion , looking over
the whole world , to bollovo that any largo
disturbance is at hand. I feel sure wo have
seen the worst of the distress. The money
Invested in Australian banks was private
money and its loss will cause hardship to a
large class of people , but that will not seri
ously affect the flnancial world.
"I believe the Australians have seen the
worst of their crisis , although they will have
to pass through n hard time yet. Of ono
thing I feel perfectly confident the remain
ing banks will not fall. On the contrary ,
they will bo strengthened by the old de
positors. "
"What about thcso rumors of Impending
failures ? "
"I do not look for any failures. There was
a little ono today , an Indian house , King &
Co. , but that is not significant. The situa
tion has been greatly exaggerated and I do
not apprehend further trouble. The worst
Is past. As for ourselves , we have gold
enough to meet every demand now and in
the autumn ,
"Now , " said ho In conclusion , "I have
spoken moro freely than I intended to do ,
but I do want to Impress you firmly and un
mistakably that in my mind there is abso
lutely no reason to fear serious consequences
and absolutely no indication of failures of
Importance. Use what I have said with dls-
cretlon. "
As the correspondent stopped on the
threshold , to say good bye , Mr. Lidderdalo
added seriously ono last observation that
seemed . almost prophetic. Ho said : ' 'In
times of fear , of course , ono can never ex-
actly foresee what may occur. "
Humbert Endeavoring to Straighten
Matter ! Out.
HOME , May 20. The cabinet crisis con
tinues. King Humbert has received in con
sultation President Farlni of the Senate and
President Bianheri of the Chamber of
Deputies. The Senate has suspended work
pending a settlement of the crisis.
The resignation of the ministry Is the re
sult of a cabinet intrigue. It is assorted
that Premier Giolctti was desirous of get
ting rid of the minister of justice and that
he ! , thereforeallowed the creditor the min
istry cf Justice to bo rejected. The vote by
which . the credit was rojectea was 138 to 133.
A number of ministerialists were absent
when the vote was taken. It is supposed
GignorGIolettiaims to give the portfolio tea
a senator abln to secure a small majority in
the senate for the government's pension
The Tribuna says that the vote of the
Chamber strikes only at the minister of jus
tice. JTho Dlrctto and Italia agree with the
Tribuna , though they consider the position a
grave ono , as the action of the Chamber may
render it necessary to close the session.
Will Not lie a llonlnuccr.
PAHIS , May 20. General Dodds , who re-
ccntlyrcturncd from Dahomey , was received
at the Palais do Elysco today by President
Carnot. The fact that the reception uas
held in the private aparcmeuts of the palace ,
coupled with the general's appearance in
plain clothes , at the request of the president ,
emphasizes the president's resolve not to
allow General Dodds to develop into an
other Boulnngcr.
Farewell Dinner to Grant.
VIENXA , May 20. Eighty members of the
Anglo-American colony gave a farewell din
ner at the Hotel Bristol this evening to
Colonel Frederick Grant , retiring United
States minister. A letter from Mrs. Grant ,
expressing gratltudo for the kindness shown
lcr during her sojourn In Vienna , was read
and Colonel Grant replied at length to the
toast proposed to his health.
Murderous Demi of u Fntlier.
PAius MaySO. A wluo merchant named
Coupe , living in the Ituo Gluciere , became -
came suddenly insane today aud shot his
wife , son and oldest daughter dead , and
seriously wounded his youngest daughter.
Ho then attempted suicide. Jealousy was
the cause.
Mrfl. I'arncll Want * Her Money.
LONDON , May 20. Parnell's widow has ap
plied for a court mandate to compel the trus
tees to distribute the funds duo under the
O'Shca settlement. The court has ordered
the money paid Into court , the applicant to
receive her share forthwith.
Snnd nil Ainlmsjudnr to Koine.
ROME , May 21. The newspaper Fanfulla
announces that Italy and the United States
have agreed that the American legation in
Homo and the Italian legation in Washing
ton shall bo raised to the rank of embassies.
To Wnlk from 1'urU to ChlriiRu.
PAHIS , May , 20. The champion long dis
tance walker , Lardeux , will challenge two
competitors to walk to Chicago by way of
Siberia , the Ice Holds and Alaska , the w.n-
ner to receive 20,000 francs ,
Mint Jlmimln In 1'rlson ,
IX > NI > OX , May 'JO. Homo Secretary As-
qulth has refused to grant the petition for
the rclcaso of Dynamiter James Gilbert ,
alias Cunningham , a convict In Portland
prison. _
Italian Penmuu Hchmiio Withdrawn ,
Roue , May 2J. The nilulstry , before re
signing ! , withdrew the senate's pension
scheme at the request of the king.
Czar Nitld to lluvo u Cancer.
ST , PETISKSHUUO , May 20. A rumor is cur
rent that the czar Is 111 with cancer. OK THK xiair route.
She Is Sent Through the Wilier nt a
] late of Speed.
BOSTON lUimou , Mass. , May 20 , The
cruiser Now York made an uuofllclal run today -
day over the course between Capo Ann and
Capo Porpoise. The wind was light from
the northeast and the sea smooth. Though
the Cramps were reticent as to the exact
figures , it was evident that the representa
tives of the great ship building linn were
thoroughly satisfied with the performance
of their latest creation. It is safe to say that
the Now York attained a speed uf 20.5 knots
or moro and developed at least 10,500 horse
The entire distance' run was 41.05 knots
and the course north 13:85 : cast. The finish
line was crossed in exactly two hours aud
four minutes from the start. Had the course
steered been a perfectly straight one and
the speed corrected by current observations
the rate would have been 20.13 knots. As
there is no doubt that several miles moro
than this distance were covered , a conserva
tive estimate for the ruu would bo 20.5 knots
per hour. "
Politicians Preparing for the Doming Battle
o - - -
of the Ballots.
It is Now Thought it Will Have a Majority
in the Now Reichstag.
Many Members of tha Oantor Party Are
Also Dissatisfiad ,
Conterratlrci Clamoring for the Retire
ment of Chancellor Von Caprlvl Socia
It t Candidates "Working Hard Goiilp
Conoornlix ; the Royal Family.
tf , May 20. It would bo rash to at-
tempt to predict the fate of the diverse
groups at the coming elections for members
of the Uelchstag , but it can safely bo said
that If the government will offer a slight
concession in the army bill regarding the
two years scrvlco with the colors it will got
n majority of the next house to support the
bill. From the manner in which the con
testants . range themselves for the approaeh-
Ing battle , it becomes evident that the split
In the frelslnnlge party Is widening and that
a larger faction of that political group than
was flrst expected will bo sent toward the
side of the government. A similar state of
affairs exists in the center party. In the
al of any authorized party manifesto ,
it staunch centrist electorates will not
bring their candidates to vote against the
army bill. The representatives of the party
in these districts will bo left o free choice
as to their attitude toward iho bill , and this ,
iu most cases , will mean that the successful
candidates will support the government.
Another Feature of the Fight.
Another factor promising well for the
government is the growing tendency of the
national liberals to act in concert with the
moderate section of the frelslnnlgo party.
Thus the national liberals in Dantzlo have
abandoned a doubtful contest for the candi
dates and have come out plainly for Herr
Ulckct , the leader of the moderate frelsln
nlgo faction. Both the conservatives and
national liberals will support the moderate
frelsiunlgo candidate against the democratic
frcisinnigo or Kiehter candidate. The
former Jubilant tone of the Hichter faction ,
which claimed to have the greater following ,
rather abates as a semblance of order ema
nates from the electoral chaos. It is already
seen that groups are forming , which may
give the government a new cartel party ,
composed of conservatives , national liberals ,
moderate freisinnigcs and a faction of the
Of the deputies who lost their seats in the
Reichstag through the issue of the Imperial
rescript dissolving the house , seventy-six
have refused to again stand for election. Of
these , twenty are conservatives , cloven na
tional liberals , twenty-three centrists ,
clovenj freisinnigcs , three democrats , two
socialists , three Alsatians and three inde
pendents. Reckoning out the old members
who it is certain will not bo ro-electcd , it is
estimated that over one-third of the new
Hcichstag will bo now men. The opposition
papers predict that half the house will con
sist of now men , and half of these will bo of
strong democratic tendencies.
Agitation AcHlnst Caprlvl.
A notable feature of the situation is the
conservative agitation against Chancellor
von Caprlvl. Conservative candidates proclaim -
claim that the chancellor's commercial
policy is ruining the empire nnd they de
mand that ho bo replaced by a man who is
better versed in economic and flnuuclul ques
tions. Count von Eulenberg , president of
the Prussian council of ministers , nnd Dr.
Miguel , Prussian minister of finance , are at
present Ideal chiefs of a now cabinet.
Apropos of the unveiling of the Goorlltz
monument memorial of Emperor William I. ,
HerrArcndt writes frankly that Emperor
William II. ought to show to the venerable
chancellor of his great ancestor the pratl-
tudo the imperial house owes him by calling
upon him to use his experience and incom
parable genius in renewed service to the
empire , although ho should not bo burdened
with ofllco. Ilerr Arcndt adds that a recon
ciliation between the emperor and' Prince
Bismarck only can bo rendered possible by
the retirement of Chancellor vou CaprlvL
Influenced the Markets.
The turmoil of politics has as yet pro
duced no effect on prices on the bourse ;
prices In Australia and the currency move
ment In America have Influenced the mar
ket. The growth of the fooling In favor of
bimetallism inked ns it now is with strung
conservative faction , makes many people
nervous over n permanent gold standard. In
the agricultural districts , where exagger
ated notions prevail regarding the strength
of the agrarian party , u largo number of the
holders of the land mortgages are reported
to bo withdrawing their money , believing
they will thus escape being paid In depreci
ated silver or paper , The belief in a return
to bimetallism has no hold In trading cen
Herr jiobel , ono of the socialist loaders ,
has consented to contest Strasburg at the
coming elections , whllo Herr Llebln of the
same party will stand In Mcts.
The Vorwaorts , the socialist organ , pub
lishes an article fervently thanking the Bel
gian socialists for organizing fetes for the
purpose of obtaining funds to help the Ger
man socialists in the election fight and ex
pressing the hope that the example sot by
the Belgians will bo followed by the work-
ingme'n's unions of other countries. Such
action , it adds , will form a link in the chain
of the international league of socialists.
While Emperor William is on his trip
along the Norwegian coast , which ho post
poncd in consequence of the political crisis ' ,
the younfj princes will go to Cassol , where
they will remain for a mouth. The empress . ,
who expects to be confined In August , will
remain at Potsdam.
The king of Denmark Is at Wiesbaden.
On his way homo he will visit Emperor
Nortlmeitern Telegrapher * Likely to Go !
Out Slomlay All Along- the Line.
nELViDEHB , 111. , May 20. The prospects
for a general telegraphers striUo oyor the
entire Northwestern system seem excellent. ,
I'lio new schedule of wages was submitted
yesterday , and It not accepted by Monday
next , all the operators hero have instruo-
leavo. their keys. Operators hero
do not expect the company to accept tlio new
schedule , and nro < mnklng preparations to
qul work. Every operator In the city belongs -
longs to the Order Of llallroad Telegraphers ,
and all say they will light to the end. Del-
vldero Is ono of thoTnost , Important distrib
uting points on tho. . Northwestern road on
account of the three divisions centering
hero , and the road would bo very seriously
crippled by a strike at this time.
nuvits OP mti'i >
Midi. , VUltecl by n Most IU-
nulroiu Conflagration.
SAOISAW , Mich. , May 20. A llttlo spark
and a istrong southwest gale this evening
between ! 4 and 7 o'clock ' resulted In n very
destructive : flro. . in that tlmo the work of
years ! of toll was destroyed and the fairest
portion : of Sagtnaiv loft a mass of smoulder-
Int ashes and debris. The flro is said to
have started from the chlmnoy of Briggs &
Cooper , on what U known ns the Middle-
ground and wafted hy the gale It swept
downand foundrcftigo in the dismantled null
plant of Sam Peel & Camp-on the docks ,
where a number of > j > ilcs of lumber were. It
there found rich food and in the twinkling
of an eye the spark liad grown into n roaring
ini mass uf llamcs and started on its mad
career with a fury that no human hand
could check ,
The Bristol street bridge next caught and
n portion of it was 'destroyed. Thence the
flames leaped to the cast side , just below
Bristol street and north of the city hall ,
whcro were located a largo number of build
ings , including hose house No. 0 , J. E. Wlnk-
ler's ice house , cloven residences on Tilden
street , and on both sides of Washington
avenue down to Holden street wore quickly
licked up. The sparks were carried across
the old bayou into the premises of the
George * ' Cross Dumber company , planing
mill , lumber and a dozen tenement houses
melting llko snow. Next came the Hailing-
to & Curtis Manufacturing company's ex-
te plant , and Pnssot's old soap factory ,
al of which were wiped out. Hero the flro
struck Jefferson ovemao , and in an hour from
the ! flro's start sonia of the finest residences
in the city were in ashes. " The flames made
xw clean sweep north to Emerson street ,
where the flro continued eastward , south-
ward and toward Emerson street to the city
limits. , It cut a wide swath on Owen , How-
nrd ) , Sherman and Warren avenues and other
streets cast. St. Vincent's Orphans Home
succumbed early , but the inmates were all
removed to places of safety. Tlio patients
were all removed from St. Mary's hospital ,
which was in extreme danger for a time , but
wa % saved. The fury of the gale carried the
sparks long distances and at 0 o'clock the
flro had reached the magnificent planing
mill , factory and lumber yards of E. Ger
main , half a rallo distant from the fire's
starting point , which was destroyed , as well
as a large number of dwellings in that sec
tion of the city.
Two Awful Ilonrn.
The scenes witnessed during thcso awful
two hours of wind and flame are beyond the
power of pen to ( ( dequately portray. The
excitement was at fever heat and In many
instances houses , caught flro and were de
stroyed before thU occupants were' hardly
aware that thoywcic.ln danger , and dozens
of families saved -practically nothing. The
flro department labored heroically , but thb
waves of an ocean would 'have been neces
sary to check the furnace of flame.
It Is Impossible tonight to give anything
like an accurate statement of the losses and
insurance. Approximately the loss will
reach $1,500,000 , with probably an insurance
Fully 1,000 men are thrown out of employ
ment and hundreds of families are homeless.
About 800 buildings were burned.
John Clark was burned to a crisp in his
house on Owen stieet and several other per
sons are reported missing. The largest
losers ares Cross Lumber company , $40,000 ;
Allincton & Curtis , Manu lactunng company ,
1150,000 : E. Germain , planing mill , factory
and 12,000,000 feet of lumber , $350,000 ; H. H.
Ketchain , { 30,000. Many losses on dwellings
run from5,000 , to $13,000.
Antlgo , ) Vii. , Wiped Out.
AXTIGOVls. . , MJay.20. This town Is half
destroyed by flre , and the llttlo town of Bry
ant has been completely wiped out. About
thirty buildings \vero destroyed in Bryant ,
also 1,000,000 feet Of lumber and 300,000 feet
of logs. i
ACCIDEST ATlXlllS 1'J.tll i
Section of Flooring Gives Way , Precipitat
ing Sovpiity-Flyo-J-adioa Ttvolvo Keel.
CiucAoo , III. , May 20. A. distressing acci
dent marred the closing day of the week's
scries of women's congresses in the Insti
tute building. .There was an attractive
program in Washington hall , and a great
crowd of women had gathered at the en
trance , struggling to get in , when a section
of flooring , 20x30 feet in extent , gave way ,
precipitating seventy-five women to the
ground below , a distance of twelve feet , In
a stiufrRlIngmassJf
The air was t pnco filled with cries of
pain and terror , and almost a panic spread
to the largo audience already gathered In
Washington hall. Assistance was procured
as quickly as possible nnd the frightened
and disabled women extricated from their
uncomfortable positions.
When all had been gotten out It was found
that eight of them were seriously , though'
none fatally , hurl } and many moro or less
shaken up , but notjinjurod enough to require
assistance In leaving the building. So far as
learned no prominent member of the organi
zations was hurt. } The injuries were mostly
to women who cuiuo as visitors , chiefly from
this city , and consisted of dislocations ot
joints and sprains'more paiuful than danger
ous , j
Among these hurt was Mrs. George H.
Dennett of Rockford , 111. , ankle sprained.
The subject to-bif considered in Washing
ton hall , whlcl } .trough ! out such a largo
gathering , was dtess reform. Addresses
were to bo delivered by Alice Tlmmlns
Tomry of California on "Tho Ethics of
Dress , " and ether , 'pvomlncnt women of this
and other foreign countries.
Notwithstanding the accident , the pro
gram not only in .tho hall near which the
floor gave waybiit throughout the many
other sections ot the. congress were carried
out as arranged , , thq discussions ranging
from dress to socMojy ; . Perhaps the most
interesting speaker was Miss Ormiston
Chant of England , Her address was an
appeal for sense In dress.
When finally the last section of the great
congress adjourned slnei die , expressions of
opinion were Bought regarding the phenom
enal gathering ,
Mrs. Ellen Honrotln was among these
questioned. She said with a laugh : "What
would you expect the vice president of this
affair to say , but that It has been a great
success ) It Istho ( greatest movement w6uiou
over made toward centralization. It has
been a sott of clearing house of associations. i "
Disastrous Voyage of a Ship.
QUEEN-STOWS , May 20. The ship Lord
Temploton Mas arrived hero and reports the
10loss ' of eight men drowned , one killed on
' *
deck und several Injured.
European Nations Have No Peace at Homo
and Very LSttlo Abroad.
Determination of the Kaiser to Have Moro
Soldiers Causes Much Trouble ,
Politics and the Outcome of Oonflioting In'
tcrosts Oauso Many Clashes ,
Free Switzerland nnd Despotic Russln
Furniih the Only Kxamplos of Quiet
anil Order to lie Been In
Kurono nt 1'rcicnt.
ICopurlyMcil ! S33t > u Jamts Gordon liennM. }
PAIHS , May ,20. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to TUB BEE.J Whllo I would not
have the readers of the Herald consider mo
a pessimist or a bird of bad omen , I am
again compelled to say the situation of
European affairs Is far from reassuring.
Signs of coming storms may bo seen on nil
sides of the political horizon. Thcro is not
a slnclo country in Europe actually without
Interior or external turmoil.
. In Germany the situation Is particularly
bad. , The conflict between the crown and
the people is assuming an aggravated form
and it can bo brought to an end only by
some unconstitutional act on the part of the
emperor ! , who wishes an Increase In the
army , which the people have refused to
sanction. Now deputies hostile to the 1m-
_ perlal plan will be elected.
Grave news comes from Austria. Thcro
is an internal crisis resulting from the con-
stantly Increasing ill feeling between the
Czechs * , the Magyars and the Germans.
In England the homo rule troubles are in
creasing , not to mention certain recent hap
penings in the royal family on which it were
better not to dwell.
Woe of Unhappy France.
France , hardly out of the Panama crisis ,
Is to have next September general elections ,
which will upset public life. French states
men have also to deal \\ith several trouble
some colonial matters , including the Siamese
incident , which may result seriously , not to
mention many complications with England.
Italy is passing through a flnancial crisis ,
and also has a ministerial crisis since yes
terday. The Internal situation Is not aus
picious' , and her foreign relations are
weighted down by the amount of tho" mili
tary expenses. , . , to
Spain and Portugal havo' flnancial crises
which are loading them surely and quickly
to bankruptcy.
Belgium has not como to the end of her
constitutional crisis.
Sweden ttnd Norway nro In open conflict
that may result In forcible division.
Servla's coup d'etat and llttlo king have
brought no quiet.
Bulgaria is in the throes of a long stand
ing crisis , and there exists n tacit hostility
between the people and General Stambouloff.
Where Ito t it found.
In all Europe only Switzerland nnd Ilus-
sla arc in thsir normal condition. It is lor-
tuuatc that Russia Is regularly developing at
home , which is the best guarantee of peace.
But , in any event , I can boldly declare
that if war were fought as it formerly was ,
with armies composed of profcs-
sional soldiers , wo should have
already had 5 war to get rid of
all these internal troubles. With obligatory
personal service , no country dares to take
the initiative.
It is interesting to note that Switzerland ,
the smallest and freest country In Europe ,
and Russia , the largest and most tyrannical ,
are alone In their usual condition. Ibis leads
to the conclusion that in politics only ox-
trcmcs result In the happiness of the
Moro Tumnltons Scenes In the Chamber of
Deputies Yesterday.
PAms , May 20. The Chamber of Deputies
today had n stubborn debate over the ques
tion of authorizing the prosecution of M.
Baudin , socialist deputy , on the chnrgo of
having assaulted the police on the 1st of
May. Baudin had recently Interpellated the
government on the subject of his arrest by
the police and complained of having been
brutally treated.
The minister of the interior at that time
argued thatBaudln's statements were en
tirely contradicted by the facts , and the
minister of Justice asked for leave to prosecute -
cute Baudin , who , as a member of the
Chamber , cannot bo prosecuted without
authority being granted by the house. The
.question of granting the leave oamo up
today and was debated with great earnest
ness and considerable acrimony.
During the course of debate M. Baudrey
d'Asson ( royalist ) became Irritated at
being jnterruptcd by M. Dupuy , the prime
minister. Ho llnally protested that M.
Dupuy ought to bo compelled to apologize
for what ho termed his "disorderly Inter
ruptions. "
P'Asson was called to order by the presi
dent of the Chamber and was compelled to
subside ,
M. Dupuy declared that the attitude and
of d'Asson him from
manner precluded re
plying to him. When the vote was taken on
the question the Chamber authorized tlio
minister of justice to prosecute M. Baudin.
The yoto stood 270 In favor of granting the
required permission to 119 against ,
In consequence of the treatment to which
ho was subjected , d'Asson has sent Deputies
do Casagnau and do Bernlco to demand sat
isfaction from Preinier Dupuy.
Teller of a St. Louis Hank Shot Whllo
Cliailnc u Thluf.
ST , Ix > ui9 , Mo , , May 29. At the suburban
town of Woodstock early this morning Ben
Jamln McCullough , paying teller of the State
hank of St. Louis , was shot and killed by a
burglar who entered McCullough's house
and was chased out by the latter with a
shotgun. ' The burglar escaped.
Will Not Testify for IJr. Graves.
PiiovJDEN-ce , R. I. , May 20. In a Denver ,
Colo. , dispatch Dr. Graves Is credited with
saying : "Among the witnesses who stand
ready to como in response to a telegram rein
Colonel Van Slick , who was made custodian
of Mrs. Barnuby'a estate and to whom ind
turned over tlio property ; Stephen O. Ed-
\VtaU\trJor \ Ointfia nnd Vielnttu
Fair ; Variable IVintlt.
1. Knlier Vdltictm'i Urspcrato Delicti.
dcrmany In n licit Cninpnlen.
llnropo'n IVaco Madly Disturbed.
I'cninylinnlu ( lots n Hailstorm.
S. Sporting .Vows of Saturday.
Hoard ( if I'dimatlon Mooting.
llallrond Ilntos Not Trt Ailjintod.
What the City Hall Has Cost.
3. Kulallo In Washington ,
Doing * ot Hellglotift Conventions.
llawkrjo Stale News.
4. Last Week In Omaha Social Circles.
C. h'cbniKl'n Stata > o\v < .
Asylum lloodlors Plond Not Guilty.
AdHlrs at South Omnlin.
0. Council HlulTs I.onil ftnwt.
7. Opening of the Imposition.
drove Itohbers nt Work.
10. Uulallo's nnd Other Drcssci.
11. Omaha' * Trade llevlowoit.
Commercial and Financial Nowii
13. ICdltorlal and Comment.
13. Ingalls on American Citizenship.
10. Great Care In New Mexico.
Secret Society
10. What the Typewriters Oo.
btory of an Ancient Law Suit.
17. Captain lllnko'd Own Wedding.
German Alarltsmen Preparing.
18. Grlsnrorld'ft Grist of Sporting Gossip.
10. Wakomcn In Ireland.
Jlow Dnublcday Was Fooled ,
SO. Ilomlnlsconcos of Senator Shoup.
wards , administrator , and Judge Field of
the probate court. "
There Is no Judge Field. A Mr. Field is
clerk of that court. Each of these named
say _ they have heard nothing from Dr.
Graves ! and have no intention of going to
Iloyal Commission or Canndt on Liquor
Legislation Visits Omaha.
The Royal Commission of Canada , ap
pointed by the Dominion House of Commons
to make a tour of the United States and in-
vcstigate ( the question of prohibition , Is In
theclty. The distinguished visitors are Judge
II. S. McDonald of Ontario , ncllng us chair
man-Rev. ] Dr. McLood of New Brunswick ,
Gai . A. Gigault of Quebec , deputy minister of
agriculture ; Albert Horton , ofllclal reporter
ol the House of Commons , and Louis P.
Kribs , of the Toronto Empire , who is acting
as representative of the manufacturers ,
'ihey are registered at the Mtllard , whcro a
BEE reporter Interviewed them last evening.
" \ > o are making a tour of the United
States and Instituting a careful inquiry Into
the question of prohibition , " said Secretary
Horton , "Wo have been through Kansas ,
Nebraska and other states , and will go from
hero to Iowa and thence south. Sir Joseph
Illckson , our chairman , and ox-Mayor of
Toronto E. F. Clarke , M. P. P. , are tlio only
two members of the commission that
were unable to accompany us on our
present tour. The commission was
appointed by the House of Commons In re
sponse to popular t'omnnfl ' , as. there Is a
strong sentiment for prohibition in Canada
jusfnow. The commission will make its to the Canadian Parliament
lit ltshext session. I am not at liberty to
anticipate what that report will be.
Sufllco to say , the subject is being
most thoroughly investigated In every
locality wo visit. Thus far wo have been to
Lcavenworth , Kansas City , Salinn , Ottawa ,
Topeka and other Kansas towns. Wo were
In Lincoln yesterday. After a brief sojourn
here , during which time wo will visit Coun
cil Bluffs , wo will proceed to.Iowa and will
visit all the leading cities of that state , as
well . as country localities. Wo called on
Governor Crounso today and wore picas-
antly entertained.
"Canada has tried the local option law
but it has not proven satisfactory , " con
tinued Mr. Horton. "Some time ago the
House cf Commons passed a local option bill.
It provided that counties could , by n
majority , vote to prohibit or restrict the
liquor 1 ! trufllo In their respective locali
ties. A stipulation of the bill
was to the effect that If the
counties that voted for local option desired
to ! repeal the law at the end of a three years'
trial they could do so. Most of the counties
availed themselves of the opportunity to
pass local option laws , but a majority of them
repealed the law at the end of three years.
They want a bettor enactment.
"When the last House of Commons mot
the matter was again agitated , nnd the re
sult was that the present commission of live
members was appointed. Wo have been
investigating the subject over since , com-
Kicnclug In Canada and culminating with
the present tour of the United States. Two
of our commissioners will go to Norway and
Sweden at the close of the American tour.
Whllo there they will look into the Gutten-
borg system. Wo are gathering statistics on
the subject everywhere , and they will bo
embodied m tno oUlelal report. Wo were
favorably impressed with Lincoln. It seems
to oo rather an exemplary town from what
wo saw of It. "
Latest Itoporls from HU Hcdsldo Are More
NcnnASKA CITV , Neb , , May 20. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Dr. E. M. Whltton
and Hon. James Reed returned from Lone
Lodge , General Van Wyck's homo , about 10
o'clock this evening.
The report that the senator had died at
0 o'clock this afternoon was proved to bo a
carnard by TUB Bun's representative wiring
to Wyoming for particulars. The reply came
that the general was moro comfortublo than
ho had been all day at 0 o'clock. Considerable -
able excitement had been occasioned by an
nouncement of the general's death , and the
contradictory news was received with re
joicing. ,
Tun BEE'S correspondent Is authorized testate
state that Gpuoral Van Wyck's condition nt
10 o'clock tonight was regarded us encour
aging. There has been no recurrence of his
malady , and ho was conscious and cheerful ,
better in fact than when his ilrst attack
It developed today for the first time that
the ox-senator suffered his flrst attack last
Tuesday , Ho recovered from this and was
on his way to the city when the second oc
curred. Ho was conveyed homo and the
third stroke followed that evening ,
His case is still deemed erious , but the
general's strong constitution , in splto of his [
advanced ago , is much in his favor , Mrs.
Van Wyck's heroic courage in this ordeal Is
BwoUlsU 1'rtrms Hurled by a Lamlslld * and
Several Lives Lost.
CiinmUJU , May 20. A landslide at
Vaerdalen has converted twelve largo farms
Into a lake of sllmo. Many farmers families
are believed to bo burled iu the mud. The
Storthing has voted 10,003 , crowns /or the ro-
llof of the survivors.
Western Pennsylvania Towns Greatly Dam
ngod by a Storui.
Broken Window Gins ? , Ruined Shrubbery
Found iu Every Direction.
Torrents of Water Pouring Through Broken
Windows Add to the Ruin ,
Panics Narrowly Averted In Several
Crowded Houses Talon of Hutu Com *
Ing In from Jllnny rincei-Ohlo
Iu the Htorm't 1'uth.
PiTTsnnna , Pa. , May 20. A torrldo hall
and rain storm , accompanied by high winds
and vivid lightning' , passed over a portion elf
western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio this
afternoon , doing great damage. The storm
struck Plttsburg a few minutes after 4
o'clock and raged for an hour , striking ter
ror to the hearts of timid people
aud ruining $1,000,000 , worth of prop-
crty. The hall stones were extremely
large. Windows were broken all
over the city and every greenhouse suffered ,
losses running from ? 500 to 520,000. Valua *
bio plants were destroyed and gardeners say
crops and fruit trees have been ruined.
Through Oakland and the east end of Allo
ghcny thousands of trees were stripped of
their foliage. The Phlpps conservatory hi
Allegheny , and the now conservatory In
Schenly . park , this city , were damaged to
the . extent of thousands of dollars. In tha
lormor 700 panes of glass were broken.
Frightened Thoatcr-Jocr .
Matinco performances were being hold at
all the theaters when the storm came up.
The noise caused by the breaking glass , roar
of the wind and the patter of the hailstones
on the roofs frightened the audiences and
panics were narrowly averted in the Grand
opera house , Bijou theater , Academy of
Music and the Alvln theater. The audiences
were composed chiefly of women and chil
dren and In every case a rush was made for
the doors , women screamed , children cried
and several persons fainted.
At the Alvln , a window was broken by tha
hall and the wind blew a curtain against a
gas jot. It was aflame in an Instant , but by
the prompt action taiton It was quickly ex
tinguished and the largo audience quiolcd.
During the storm there were scores of run ;
aways and many vehicles were wrcckedi 'H'
femoral cot ' tcgo was proceeding in Allegheny ,
WRcn thfth'orses attached to ono of the car-
rlagc-s took fright and ran away. The catf
riago was wrecked and the driver seriously
injured..Tha hearse was also badly dam-
aged. " The horses attached to another'
heorso ran away andHho driver was thrown
from his seat ana b.idly hurt. Every photo *
graph gallery in the two cities was damaged.
Damaged by Water.
The skylights in the federal bulldinff
were broken and water descended in tor
rents , flooding portions of the building. Cel
lars were flooded and many streets rendered
impassnblo by debris washed from the hills.
Sreot railway trafllc was suspended for
three ' hours.
Thostorm came from the north and passed
westward , carrying destruction along Its
pathway. Dispatches from many surround
ing towns tell of the ruin wrought.
At Marietta , O. , a number of buildings
were destroyed and crops were laid to the
ground. Great destruction Is reported in
the Belmont , Eurok'i and Sistervillo oil
flelds. As far as known no lives wore lost.
) In Ohio ,
WII.MINGTOX , O. , May 20. A terrific wind
nnd hall storm passed over this county this
afternoon and damaged the fruit crop about " i
one-half. Hailstones of unusually large slzo ' '
fell. The dnmago will bo very great to growing - } ' |
ing wheat.
Over Haifa Million Admitted to the Fair
Croiiuds Yesterday.
CHICAGO , 111 , , May 2u. Since the opening :
of the World's fair over500,000 paying visitors
have ' been admitted to the grounds. The
number would undoubtedly bo far greater
wore it not that until within the last thrco
or four da.vs the weather has been cold and ,
stormy. Then there has been another
drawback. The fair is still in an un
finished state. Some of the build
ings are completed , to bo sure , but there are
others In which It will require two weeks to
put in place all the exhibits. The attend
ance today was unusually largo and nt 0
o'clock the superintendent uf admissions
predicted that the paid admissions would
exceed that of any previous day , the open
ing day oxcopted. It was noticeable that
among the attendants were crowds of school
children , who took advantage of the 25-ccnt
rate decided upon by the World's fair au
The g.itos of the fair will bo closed again
tomorrow , at least the management says they
will bo closed. The judiciary committee of
the national commission , which has in
charge the preparation of a report on the
action of the local directory , ordering the
return of the money appropriated by con
gress and the opening of the fair on Sunday ] 1
will bring in two reports on Monday. It is '
believed that the majority report will oppose \
the opening of the fair on Sunday and th
minority will favor It. Both reports will bo
directed to the legal aspect of the question.
There will bo n hot light over the matter
when it conies up for discussion.
The Western Plaster comoany today filed
an application in the .superior court for a
mechanic's Hen on the annex to the Fine Art *
building , Tlio company claims that the
contractor who erected the structure owes
it fj,100 for material used , The matter will
bo heard In court next week.
Dynamiter * In Kentucky.
FUI.TO.V , Ky. , May 20. Great
prevails over the finding of a dynamlto
bomb In the roar of the Grand Central hotel.
Every means possible are being put forth to
find the fiend who placed it there. No cause
for wanting to olow up the building' U
KlllKil l > v a Holler Explosion.
COI.OIUIA Our , Ind. , May 20. About
o'alock the boiler In the Juild imw mill ox.
ploded , completely wrecking the mill Snd
killing Charlie T. Judd , son of the proprle.
tor , Frame uass , a mill hand , and Christian
Judd are both seriously injured.