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VOL. IKXV. WASHINGTON.SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 1S90. 16 PAGES, NO. 5 MR. BLAINE'S BENEDICTION. THE VAX-AMERICAN CONGRESS COM PLETES ITS TALK AND ADJOURNS. Tho Delegates Sny Goort-Byo to tho Presi dent nnd Start OH" on Their Trip Through tho Smith A 1,1st of Those on tho Excursion Train. "Invoking tho blessing of Almighty God upon the patriotic and fraternal work which has been hero begun for tho good of mankind, I now de clare tho American International Conference adjourned without day." Thcso were the words with which Secretary Maine, just before noon yesterday, closed his farewell address to the Fan-Aincricnu Con gress. A few moments later the delegates went to the White House to take formal leave of the President. Mr. Blaino had Mr. Zegarra on his arm as thoy entered the Executive Mansion, tho other members of tho conference following two by two. Messrs. Curtis and Smith were on hand to Interpret or otherwise lend a hand to keep tho delicate business moving smoothly along. Tho delegates ranged themseves In a circle round tho south end of tho East Room, oppo site tho Red Parlor door. Mr. Blaino and Secre tary Halford left the room and in a few mo ments the Secretary of State returned, with President Harrison on his right arm. Turning to tho right, Mr. Blaine presented him per sonally to each delegate. The President took each by tho hand and gave a parting word, thus completing tho circle. Then the delegates' secretaries came up from tho rear nnd were presented. After this ceremony Mr. Harrison made a brief and dig nified parting speech, In which ho congratulated the delegates on "having happily completed the objects for which they came together; that all deferences of opinion had been adjusted; that their labors would be the means of promotinc; peace, so that tncre could be no excuso for war between any of tho sections rep resented." IIo then pleasantly referred to the review of District troops the other day, "not to show them that we had an Army, but to make it plain that wo had none." Then, with good wishes for their personal prosperity and happiness, ho bado them a final good-bye. Tho delegates left "Washington last night at 11 o'clock" for a trip through the Southern States which will occupy three weeks. As on the trip North aud West last fall, the tour is ten dered by the United States Government, through the Secretary of State, and tho party will travel in a train of Pullman coaches under the personally-conducted tourist system of tho Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Tho arrange ments for tho trip were made by Mr. S. W. .Draper, tourist agent of the company, who will have charge of the train. Following is a list of passengers on tho train: Ilayti, Secretary II. Aristidc Pre6tou; Nicara gua, Delegate Guzman; Peru, E. C. C. Zegarra, Secretary Leopoldo Oague y Soyer, and At tache Manuel Elguera; Colombia, Delegate Carlos Martinez Silva and Secretary Julio Ren gifo; Argentine Republic, Secretary Ernesto Bosch; Costa Rica, Secretary Jaoquiu Bernado Calvo; Brazil, Delegate J. G. do Amaral and Secretary Jose Augusto Ferriera de Costa; Honduras, Richard Villafrauca; Bolivia, Juan F. Velarde and Attache Mariano Velarde; Venezuela, Delegate Micanor Bolet Peraza, Secretary Bolet Monugas; Chili, Secre taries Manueal Vega, Carlos Zanartu; Domingo, Pena Toro; Salvador, Jacinto Castellanos, Sec retary Samuel Valdlvieso, Attache J. A. Rossi; United States, John B. Henderson, Clement Studebaker, William Henry Trescot, John F. Hanson; Secretaries Edmund W. P. Smith, Ed ward A. Trescot, Sergeant-at-Arms John G. Bourke, captain of the Army; Henry R. Lemly, first lieutenant of tho Army; Surgeon II. C. Yarrow, of the Army; Clement Studebaker, Jr., Henry G. Davis, Jr., S. W. F. Draper, and Frank W. Mack, of the Associated Press. Tho party will reach Old Point Comfort this morning at 9 o'clock, and after breakfast take the United fetates steamer JJcsnatcli ana spend the day visiting Norfolk aud Portsmouth, Va. Dinner will bo eaten at tho Hygeia Hotel, Old Point, at 7 P. M. Tims tho original programme for Saturday will bo compressed into one day, and thenceforward tho itinerary will bo carried out as arranged. A number of the delegates who could not leave Washington last night will join the ex cursionists en route Among these are Dele gates Flint and Bliss, of tho United States; Ze laya, of Honduras; Andrado, of Venezuela, and Varas, of Chili. '' ' Mrs. Cleveland, ut Atlantic City. Atlantic City, N. J., April 19. Mrs. Grover Cleveland, wife of ex-President Cleveland, ar rived hero this evening at 5:30 on tho limited express from New York. She was met at tho depot by Mrs. I.lllio McAllister Laughton, of Torresdale, Pa., whoso guest sho will bo, and the two were immediately driven to Brighton Hotel. Tho exit from tho depot was not made, however, without attracting attention, as It was pretty generally known that tho distinguished lady would visit Atlantic City to-night. Mrs. Cleveland dined this oveuing with the wlfo of ex-Judgo Woodward in tho hitter's private par lor. It is not known how long Mrs. Cloveland will remain here. The Mississippi River Falling. Baton Rouoe, La,, April 19. There has been a slight fall In tho river hero to-day, and it Is believed that if wo have good weather confi dence will bo restored. New Oiileans, La,, April 19. At Heleua, Ark,, tho river fell three inches during the la6t twenty-four hours, and from Monday will be very rapid. Iu ten days tho eutiro country in this section will bo free from overflow water. SuitKVEi'OiiT, La., April 19. Tho Audley lovco below this city broke last night and sev eral plantations will bo Hooded. Tho rapid declluo In tho river will relievo tho Hooded ter ritory In time to Dermit planting of cotton and corn and the damage sustained will bo compara tively light. Huntington anil Others Enjoined. New YoitK, April 19. Counsel for Michael Gernschlem and other stockholders of tho Houston and Texas Central Railway Company served an amended complaint in tho suit to en join Frederick P. Olcott, C. P. Huutlngton, and others from issuing $10,000,000 of Btock of tho company, Upou tho amended complaint Judge Barrett to-day granted a temporary In junction agalust tho defendants to take the placoof tho one which tho general term dis solved yesterday. EQUESTRIAN STATUE. To ho Erected In Washington at iv Cost of $100,000. Tho bill introduced by Senator Squire, of Washington, last Wednesday, providing for the erectiou of an equestrian statuoof Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in this city was passed upon favorably by tho Committee on Public Buildings aud Grounds yesterday, and later in the day Mr. Squiro reported it back to tho Senate. There is unanimous agreement nmong tho members of the committee that at tho earliest practicable moment tho bill shall bo taken up and passed, so that It may be sent to tho House and there put upou its passage in order to have it enacted Into law before tho fifth anniversary of tho death of tho great man whoso memory this monument is to commemorate. The text of tho bill, as amended, Is as follows: "That tho Secretary of War, tho chairman of the joint committee on tho Library, and tho architect of the Capitol bo and are hereby au thorized to contract for and locate an eques trian statue in bronze of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, late President of tho United States and general of the armies thereof, to bo erected on ground belonging to the United States in the city of Washington, D. C, and for this purpose and for the entire expense of tho foundation and pedestal of the monument and for the proper preparation, grading, and enclosing of tho lot, tho sum of $100,000 or so much thereof as may bo needed is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appro priated." A statue of Gen. Grant, to bo placed in Stat uary Hall in the Capitol Building, Ib offered to tho Government by the Grand Army of the Re public, aud a joint resolution providing for its acceptance was introduced iu the Senate yes terday by Gen. Manderson. It is a token of the affectionate regard for Gen. Grant's mem ory, and Is to be purchased with money raised by the voluntary contribution of small sums by individual members of the G. A. R. INTERVIEW WITH THE POPE. Discussing tho I.nbor Question Duties of Toilers. London, April 19. The London JTcrald this morning prints the report of an interview with the Pope. In discussing the labor question His Holiness dwelt upon the necessity for improving the moral condition of both workmen and em ployers. Ho said he intended to form a com mittee iu every diocese in the world, whose duty it would bo to call the toilers together on every fast day aud rest day and discuss their duties, and teach them and inspire them with with true morality. Sound rules of life, said tho Pope, must be founded upon religion. Referring to the subject of a European dis armament, he said that a military life surrounds thousands of young men with violent aud im moral influences, and crushes and degrades them. Armies drain countries of their wealth; thoy withdraw labor from tho soil, overtax the poor, impoverish the populace, set the people against each other, and intehsify national jeal ousies. They are anti-Christian. The doctrine of arbitration, as accepted by America, is tho true principle, but most of the men controlling Europe do not desire tho truth. THE AVO HDD'S FATR. Tho Capital Stock to bo Increased to $10, 000,000. Chicago, April 19. To-day, at a meeting of the directors of tho World's fFair, the finance committee reported in favor of at onco taking steps to increase tho capital stock to $10,000,000. This report was unanimously adopted, aud tho finance committee members were continued as a committee to have charge of the matter. This committee is composed of Lyman J. Gago, Otto Young, O. G. Keith, J. J. P. O'Dell, and John Ralph. NEAVS NOTES. The Anti-Trust bill is to bo pressed for speedy action In tho House. An ex-Union soldier in Iowa contributes S50 to the conscience fund. S315.650 bonds bought by U. S. Trcusury yes terday, at 122 for 4 per cents., and 1031 for 4 j per cents. Tho United States steamer Despatch arrived at Fortress Monroo for uso of tho Pan-American delegates. President Hurrlson yesterdoy 6igned tho oill placing John C. Frdnont on tho retired list as a major general. Tho purchase of Matthew's portrait of Abra ham Lincoln Is proposed in a bill Introduced in the Senate yesterday. The Semite has confirmed tho nomination of Henry Find, of Missouri, to be a mombor of tho Mississippi ltlver Commission. Tho salary of tho chief clork of tho Depart ment of Justico is increased from 82,000 to $2,500 by bill passed in tho Senato yesterday. Slnco August, 1887, Government lias purchased $207,8"3,C0O iu bonds; total cost. S314,074.37U; cost at maturity would have been $381,(500,081: saving, $07,420,201. J. C. Harris, Jr., storekeeper and gaugor, nnd T. II. Chester, storekeeper, in Maryland, aud W. T. Adklns, storekeeper, Sixth Virginia District, wero among tiio intornal revenue appointments announced yesterday. Tho Brooklyn Standard-Union announces that Mr. 11 lira t Halstcad will assume thu editorial management of that paper to-morrow. Sir. Halstead says this step does not Indicate sever ance ol his connection with the Cincinnati Com-mcrclal-Qazctte. Secretary Proctor has sent to the House of Itepresentatives tho dratt of a bill to inako es sontlul amendments in tho act to prevent ob structive and injurious deposits within tho har bor and adjacent waters of Now York City by dumping or otherwise. Tho British Minister calls attention to tho fact that there is no law in forco in tho United Btntes to prevent thosalo of liquor to Canadian Indians, and asks whether thero is any disposition on tho part of tho United Stutes Government to supply tho legislation needed for tho protection of thoso Indians. Tho Commissioner of Indian Alfairs favors an amendment ot tho present law to meet tho suggestions of tho British Minister. Incidental to tho consideration of a bill to pay Mrsi Emm a S. Cameron 810,000 for property taken by tho Army ut Chattanooga during tho wur, a lengthy unci somewhat lively discussion occurred in tho Senate yesterday, relative to war claims generally, In tho course of which tho methods of cxumlnlng claims iu Congress, iu tho executive Departments, and in the Court of ClaluiB wero discussed pro and con. Relative to tho ponding resolution to appro priate 8100.000 for relief of Mississippi Uiver flood suifcrers, tho chairman of the Houso Committee on Approprlatlous.has inquired of tho Secretary of Wur whether In his judgment thero is actual or impending sutfenug from hunger aud desti tution in Louisiana or Arkansas or danger of loss of llfo therein against which exigencies tho Stutes uro unablo to mako sUlUciont aud prompt provision. GRANT LOST BY BAD JUDGMENT. THE WASHINGTON'S DEFEATED IN THE fikst cnAJirioNsnip game. It AVns an All-Hound Slugging. Contest That Made tho 1,000 Spectators Nervous Hotter Thing Hoped Tor on Monday. The championship season opened yesterday, not only in this city, but In every place where hero is a base-ball organization. The seaios commenced hetO by a Btreet parade, In which tho two clubs in blirouchcs, headed by a hand of music, went through various streets and ave nues. Tho gamo was tho means of drawing over 1,000 peoplo to Atlantic Park, and thoy wero fortuuatc to witness one of the old-timo slugging matches, iu which long bits were fre quent aud errors at critical times numerous. Tho Wasbingtons virtually presented tho Hart fords tho victory, as by bad judgment ou tho part of tho management all three of the pitchers were placed in the points, when Phillips should have been kept In. Lack of space prevents us Elving a lengthy description of the game. Suffice it to say that It was lost by the errors of Bird, Gleason, and O'Brien, at critical points. Tho game opened up auspiciously for tho homo team, as by five bases on balls, a hit by Hill, and errors by Fa gan and Murray thoy scored five tinies. In their half tho Hartfords showed they could bat, for after two hands wero out thoy scored two earned runs. From tho start to tho finish it was a ding-done, slugging, go-as-you-please match, o.io of thoso peculiar contests that keep tho spectators on tho jump all tho time, for its un certainty made ono nervous. The Individual playing of Jordan in left, who is equal to AV11 mot; Hill at third, Whistler at first, and Riddle behind the bat was tho feature for tho home team, while tho base-running of Jordan and Bader was a great treat to tho spectators. Winkleman, ot Capitol Hill fame, pitched for tho Hartfords, and despite his wildncss gave a fair exhibition. Ho bats well and runs bases admirably. The fielding aud batting of Annis, Lynch, Forster, Henry, and AVinkleman wero tho attractions for tho Hartfords. The two clubs play again on Monday, when it is to bo hoped better judgment will be displayed in the disposition of tho home players. Score: Wellingtons, s 5 Eailercf 1 s Jordan If" 'J 0 Glc.ionss 2 l Whistler lb.... :i 2 111113b 2 2 Hartfords. e Annlslf 4 2 Henry 2b 2 3 Lynch 3b :s 2 Forster ss 2 A Winklemunp.. 1 2 Pagan cf. 0 0 Moore c 0 0 Murrnv lb 2 0 Bird if 1 O'lIrfenSb 0 Nicholas e.... 1 l'hlllipsp 0 Riddlec 0 Mnloneyp 1 O'Comiellrr.. 12 1 TotuU. ;-v ,1515 2410 Totals 13 1024 11 McCoy p 0 0 0 Vnshingtons 5 11 2 112 013 Hnitfords 2 113 0-12 215 Earned runs Washington, flj Hartfords, fl. Two base hits llader, Gleason, Annis, Henry. Throe-base hits Whistler, Forster. Homo run Lynch. Double plays Gleason, O'Brien, Whistler; Mooie, Murray. Bases on balls Off Phillips, 3; Maloney, 3; McCoy, 1; Winkleman, 15. Hit by pitcher Lynch. Struck; out By Phillips, 3; by Winklcman,L3. Sacrifice hits Jor dan, Hill, Winkleman. Stolen bases Bader, 3; Jordan, 3; Hill, 1; Aiinib', Lynch, Winkleman, Murray. Lofton bases Washington, 7; Hartfords, 4. Passed balls Nicholas, 1. Wild pitchcs-Maloncy, 1; McCoy, 1. Time 2:20. Umpire Larry Corcoran. Games Elsewhere. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Bostou Bostons, 15; Brooklyns, 0. At New York Philadelphias, 4; Now Yorks, 0. At Cincinnati Chicagos, 5; CIncinnatis, 4. . At Pittsburg Clevelands, 3; Pittsburgs, 2. PLATENS' LEAGUE. At Buffalo BuiTalos, 23; Clevelands, 2. At Pittsburg Chicagos. 10; Pittsburgs, 2. At Now York New Yorks, 12; Philadel phias, 11, At Boston Bostons, 3; Brooklyns, 2. ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. At Wilmington Worcesters, 15; Wllmiug tons, 5. At Baltimore Baltimorcs, 18; New Havens, 8. At Jersey City Nowarks, 20; Jersey Citys, 5. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Philadelphia Rochesters, 3; Athletics, 2. At Louisville Louisvillcs, 5. St. Louis, 3. At Columbus Columbus, 13; Toledos, 10. At Brooklyn Syracuse, 18; Brooklyns, 12. Old District Accounts to be Settled. Tho Senato bill dlrectiug tho Secretary of tho Treasury to reexamine and resettle tho ac counts of tho States of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and thu District of Columbia, and tho City of Baltimore, growing out of moneys expended by said States and tho City of Baltimore for military purposes during tho war of 1812, was passed by tho Senato yesterday. Idttle Children Burned to Heath. Bethlehem, Pa., April 19. Tho log house of Farmer Andrew Young, of Pennsylvllle, near hero, burned to tho ground Jnst night. Two littlo children of Mr. Young wero burned to death, and Mrs. SIollls, tho housekeeper, was horribly burned whilo rescuiug tho other chil dren. Tho flro was caused by the explosion of a coal oil lamp in tho room whero tho chlldreu slept. Minister Phelps Dines Aron Oiprivi. Behlin, April 19. On Thursday Mr. Phelps, tho American Minister, gave a dinner to Chan cellor ron CIprivl. Tho guests included Min ister Von Berlepsch and lady, Sir Edward Malet, British Ambassador and lady, Minister and Countess Von Hohenthal, Barou and Ba roness Von Kreesebeck, and other members of tho diplomatic circle. Tho MoKinley Bill AVould Ruin Thorn. New Youk, April 19. Tho hosiery Importers met to-day iu this city and perfected arrange ments for presenting their protest against the increase of duty as proposed by tho McKluley bill. All sections of tho trade iu various parts of tho country are taklug part in tho movement. Thoy claim It will ruiu their business. Fatal Accident ou tho B, & O. PiTTSUuiia, April 10. A special from Wheel lug, W. Va., says: Tho Pittsburg and Cincinnati express ou tho Baltlmoro and Ohio struck a freight train just east of Barnesville, Ohio, to uight. Tho engineer was killed. No more details are obtainable. TO AVIPE OUT THE MAY TjAAVS. Gorman Ministerial Programme Govern mental " Combine." I Copyright by New York Associated Prese.t Beiimn, April 19. As tho Emperor startB to morrow upon a flashing tour of various points of tho country, which will continuo until the eve of tho meeting of tho Reichstag, a council was held at tho Schloss to-day to consider tho ministerial programme. Although the government officials now pre tend to ignore the press, reliable communica tions nrc obtainable when tho ministers deem them opportune. In this way It is known that tho council considered measures relating to reforms in tho educational system, to tho abro gation of tho remaining May laws, to tho striko movements, and to the erection of monuments to tho Into Emperors William nnd Frederick. Although Minister Vou Gossler showed no Intention during yesterday's debate in tho Landtag to concede tho full demands of tho Catholic Clericals, ho indicated the dcslro of tho government to sweep away tho last traces of tho May laws. Tho section of tho Centro party, not closely adkcrlug to Dr. Wlndthorst, take Herr Von Gossler's assurances as satisfac tory and will support the government. Tho leaders of tho Centrist minority, Barons Vou Huene and Schorlemeu-Alst, arc moro ready than is Dr. Wlndthorst to form a coalition. , The old government croups have already as sumed a position leading to a combination with tho Conservatives, Imperialists, and tbo right wing of the National Liberals. Tho prospects of the government havinc a majority in tho Reichstag are theroforo good. ' Should tho edu cational measure before tbo council extend to tho clergy the control of the schools, tho Bolid vote of tho Centrists would be secured, thus as suring an overwhelming majority. THE STRIKE SITUATION. Not So Konssurinc Tho Men arc uk Deter mined ns liver. PiTTSBUiio, Pa., April 19. Tho strike situa tion seems nearly as far off from settlement as ever. The railway managers of tho different lines made a proposition to their men to-day similar to one submitted by the Pan Handle last night which was thought to be satisfactory to tho employGs. Vico Grand Master Downey stated to-night that the proposition would not be accepted, and intimated that if the matter was not set tled there would be trouble. It was reported unofficially that tho men had decided to go out on Tuesday next if tho entire bill of sixteen grievances was not granted. Downey says tho men have not weakened a particle, and are as determined as ever. Tho carpenters and painters of tho Pennsyl vania Railroad shops at Torrens's Station, near this city, have decided to demand an increase ' In -wages of 10 per cent, on Monday: " If it is not granted they threaten to strike. Chicauo, April 19. The carpenters' striko was not settled to-night. Many peoplo had hoped that the struggle was to bo ended, but the representatives of the strikers are evidently disposed to carefully feel their way beforo binding themselves to an agreement which does not include tho large contractors, who constitute the Master Carpenters' Association. Shot Through the Heart. New Yokk, April 19. A. It. Waterman, the manager of Jacobs' Lyceum Theatre, at Montrose avenue and Leonard street, Brook lyn, at 11 o'clock to-night shot aud instantly killed Peter Duran. twenty-nine years old, of tho same city in front of the playhouse. Water man was with Doran's wife, who was irrtlio habit of accompanying him to his theatre. Sho is only nineteen years old. Doran attacked Waterman when he met tho couple on tho street after the theatre. Water man claims that Doran struck him with his fist before ho put a bullet into Doran's heart. Waterman was arrested but refused to mako a statement. Ex-Governor Polloclc Dead. Lock Haven, Pa., April 19. Ex-Governor James Pollock died this evening in this city. Tho funeral will be held Tupsday. Although a Whig, ho was elected to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses on tho Democratic ticket. In 1804 ho was olected Governor of Pennsylvania. , . . TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Tho belllircrcnt'attltiKlo of tho Choyeuno-Slonx Chief Big Footo is thouirhtby tho military olll ccrs of Dakota to bo n bluff by Big Footo to mako him solid with his tribe. Gen. Meagher sayBliodoes not anticipate any serious trouble. Typhoid fover epidemic in Augustinu College ltcck Island, 111-, has already caused death of ono student and a prolessor and many other students aro seriously ill. Dofectivo sowernBo is tho cause. Application was made for appointment of n conservator for tho estate of B. J. Lehman, tho wealthy proprietor of Tho Fair, of Chicago, on tho ground that ho is u distracted person. Tho striko movement begun by tho coal minora at Ostiuu, Austria, has spread throughout tho Ostrnwitz valley. All tho miners at Iiaschkn, l'ezno, and C.elfadna havo quit work. Tho president and cashier of tho defunct Com mercial Bauk of Dubuquo havo returned thero to demand Immediate trial upon indictments found against them. Eightthousand dollars havo been forwarded to Mrs. Jefferson Davis to bo applied toward pay ment of debts of her Into hUBband. Pope, who absconded with $70,000 of tho Louis ville Nutlouul Bunk's funds, has been nrrc6ted hi New Mexico. Tho ono hundred and fifteenth anniversary of tho battle of Lexington, Mass., was celebrated yesterday. Eleven of a crow of fourteen of u British coal vessel which foundered at sea wero drowned. Polish Socialists and Anarchists in Galicia aro rampant, and thoy intend to rovolt In May. Queen Victoria, In apparently good health, roviowed the Alplno chasseurs yesterday. Eight hours is now by law a day's work for all employes and laborers of Kansas City. Tho Minnesota Presbytery decided In favor of tbo rovisiou of tho confession of faith. Tolls on soft coal through AVelland Canal havo been reduced from 20 to 10 couts. Explorer Stanley received an ovation upon ar rival at Brussels. Itiohard IC. Perkins, prominent merchaut.died in Baltlmoro. Ex-Governor Hoppin, of Rhode Island, died yesterday. Baltimore's largest sale of cotton 2,500 bales for 3150,000. BISMARCK IS RESTLESS. SAID TO FIND IT HAKD TO KEEP niS HANDS OFF. Charges That. Ho Hub Inspired Nowsrmpor Attacks on His Successor, Von Cnprlvl Tho Imttor Striving to Control tho Press for His Own Purposes. Copyright by New York Associated Press.l Beulin, April 10. Numerous cablo des patches and letters from leading American periodicals and papers havo been received at tho American Legation asking Minister Phelps to uso his influence to get a contribution of any kind from tho cx-Chanccllor. Tho Century and the iYbrtft. Amirican licvicw and dailies whoso high repute Is known to tho Prince aro among thoso soliciting this favor. Prince Bismarck, however, prefers to maintain resolute sllonco and to disregard the calumnies which are being circulated concerning him. It Is probably owing to tho excited indignation over tho at tacks upon Bismarck that tho government has i6sued a warning that porsous putting into cir culation in tho homo or foreign press baseless sensational news will be arrested and not ex pelled, as heretofore, but tried upon a charge of fraud. This order emanatos directly from Gen. Von Caprivi, whoso Ideas touching tho relations of the government and tho preBS want clarifying. While proclaiming the disuse of tho system of official inspection, his statements iu the Laud tag recognize tho necessity of tho goYornmcut's acting upon public opinion through inspired ar ticles iu both" tho homo and foreign press. Herr Herrfurth also declared that it was Im possible to permit the opposition to monopolize tho power of tho press; tho government must havo channels to mould and correct public opin ion. Both Ministers intend to put a stop to the granting of subventions to journals from the se cret fund, relying upon tho willingness of tho papers to accept official Inspiration. Both may find theirs not tho obedleut tool thoy desire. The North German Gazette announces that Bismarck's commission as a cavalry general has been mado out In the name of Prince Von Bis marck, Duke of Lauenberg. Tho ex-Chancellor has not yet U6ed the ducal title. The sub scribers to tho fund for a national monument to Bismarck include everybody of note iu politics, finance, and society. The programme for the Emperor's tour is as follows: Ou Monday ho goes to Bremen to lay a foundation stone iu memory of his grand father. Thence he goes to Bremerhavev, where he Avill embark on Tuesday to meet the squad ron under Prince Henry. On the 23d he goes with Princo Henry to Altcnburgon a woodcock 6hootingBxpcaition. An article which appealed in the Frcisinniga Zeltunrj, tho organ of Herr RIchtcr, leader of tho German Liberals, attacking Prince Bis marck, has raised a crop of concurrent rumors which aro of absorbing interest here. Tho Fre'islnnlgc affirmed that tho ox-Chancellor, unablo to support three weeks of political abstinence, summoned tho editor of tbo Ham burger Nachrkhteiu who dined at Friedrichsrueh on Tuesday, aud that, coached by Prince Bis marck, the Nachrichtcn made a series of at tacks upon Chancellor Von Caprivi, sueering at his speech in the Landtag and advising tho deputie's to maintain a loyal adherence to tho ox-Chancellor's policy. Tho Frcslinnigc in ferred that Princo Bismarck meant war through tho press aud Parliament against Gen. Von Caprivi. Thereupon, the Post (Conservative) de nounced tho articles as insulting to tho Prince, denies that tho Nachrichtcn is inspired, aud ex presses regret that the journal's sympathy with Bismarck's policy leads It to play Into tho hands of his enemies. The truth is that Bismarck summoned the editor of tho Nachrichtcn to con sult in regard to tho gettlug of a capable liter ary man and a reliable confidant to assist him in arranging and compiling his memoirs. The day after tho Interview Dr. Lucanus, chief of the civil Cabinet of the Emperor, was sent to Frledrlchsruhe. This coincidence gave rlso to tho report that Lucanus was charged to demand the delivery of documents relating to the Em peror's doings whilo awaiting the death of his father. Echoes from the French papers make Bis marck's position critical, tho Emperor person ally going to threaten him, Caprivi claiming restitution of papers missing from tho Chan collerlo, with other incredible nonsense suit able to the French press. Bismarck, ap proached on the subject, declines to speak. Ho says ho is In the meantlmo outsldo of polities, and is enjoying homo life. IIo will not grant nu interview to any ouo. Ex-Coiifederute Reunion. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 19. By orderof Governor John B. Gordon, of Georgia, Gen eral Commander of tho United Confederato Voteraus, there will bo held In Chattauooga a general reunion of all ox-Confedorates on July 3, 4, 5 next. Tho local committee, appointed for tho purpose of locating tho Confederate lines and commands on tho buttlo-field of Cliica mauga, invito all Confederato soldlors who par ticipated in the battle to cooperate with them on tho 13th of May noxt aud succeeding five days In tho proposed work, tho object being that visiting comrades at the rouulon may easily find and rccognlzo tho ground whero they fought. Smugpfjliow l'1 H'o U. S. S, Galena. Key West, Fla., April 19. Customs Inspec tor Norcross made a raid to-day on Smith's sa loou and seized tho biggest lot of smuggled cigars ever captured hero. Thero wero over 15,000, valued at $2,500 or moro. Some of them wero of tho very finest grades, worth $180 per thousand. Smith had taken them off tho Galena tho day before in bumboats con cealed in bags, packages, and barrels, aud la beled W. Popple, taster-at-Arms. Thero is great excitement over the seizuro, and more aro oxpected to follow. Tho AVenther. For tho District of Columbia, Eustorn Pennsyl vania, Now Jersey, Delawnro, Maryland, and Virginia, fair; warmer; northerly winds, becom ing varluble. Thermometer readings yesterduy; 8 A. M 28; 8 P. M 40; mean temperature, 42; maximum, 50; minimum, !53; mean relutlvo humidity, 40. Summary for April: Mean temperature, 63; uverugo precipitation, S.83 inches; highest tom uerature. 00. occurred in 1872. lowest tninmrn. I ture, 22, occurred in lb"o.