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NO. 5
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
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.
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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.
To ho Erected In Washington at iv Cost of
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.
Discussing tho I.nbor Question Duties of
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.
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
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
Tho United States steamer Despatch arrived at
Fortress Monroo for uso of tho Pan-American
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,
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
fikst cnAJirioNsnip game.
It AVns an All-Hound Slugging. Contest
That Made tho 1,000 Spectators
Nervous Hotter Thing Hoped Tor on
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
12 1
,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.
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.
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.
At Wilmington Worcesters, 15; Wllmiug
tons, 5.
At Baltimore Baltimorcs, 18; New Havens, 8.
At Jersey City Nowarks, 20; Jersey Citys, 5.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
, . .
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
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
Baltimore's largest sale of cotton 2,500 bales
for 3150,000.
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
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
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
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.

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