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very grave results may flow. A second attack by the French, on British troops on the frontier nf Sierra Let.nc has oc? curred. Tho K-igllsh endure these accidents pa? tiently enough, but lt ls suggested to the French Oovernrrtr-nrihnt two such blunders ar. enough. The TimiiuCfiiii fa lamil y diverts attention from 8ierra* Leone.' Colonel Bonnier a column seems to have been completely surprised at night by the Touaregs, and destroyed. The French Govern? ment are said to have more news than they pubffjth, but what is published Is b. be made an excuse for holding Tlmbuctoo, which otherwise would hare been abandoned. But fof these African troubles th.- French Government might be said to have bad a good week. The execution of Vaillimt strengthened both Ministers and President; yet thc Paris papen continue to show ? morbid interest In everything relating to him, his family, his burial, bis will and his associates. Next week in England ought to be interesting, Mr. Gladstone will be back. The House of Com imins resumes. The Liierai Federation will be In session, and lome Idea of what the year is to bring forth may then be formed. The attack on what "The Dally News" calls the "obsequious horde of nonentities," the House of I...rds to wit, seems to be rather rapidly developing. Il I11 de? veloping, I mean, if not in the country or among the people of England whose p.Utica! future ls concerned, among the professional politicians, The Caucus ls going to try 1 fall with the Second Chamber. ttrt Liberal Federation, which ls the great eeumis Of all. meets mi Tuesday at Portsmouth, and the doom of the House of Lords ns a legisla? tive i, ?jv is then to he announced. Such, at any rate. In th" prophecy of the party organ. "It ls certain," Bays this inspired oracle, with rather appalling. Solemnity, "that the Federation Will take a Vdfy pronounced Uno (tn, the .subject " Slr WRliajn Hare .url ls to appear as thc dis? penser of damnation and "will address the great meeting in thoTjrrll hall.*' A menace of this lott li by no means to bc despised! lt ls fair ?wstntbg io ths Loyda that all that can be done for Mn iv (tat met ion by the machine,'-will be dune. There remains the very Interesting ajuestlon how far the country will respond bi thc. invitation from Portsmouth. That also is, to Some extent. .1 question of the future. If lt be In truth Mr. Gladstone who sanctions the annr>uiie?njent of the caucus., if ho means to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard, any agitation which ho leads must be formidable. Short of that there ls not na yet very much 11 show that it w..uii 1," form! dablc. The experiment was tried last autumn up in the rejection of thc HOBOS Rule bill, and failed Ignominiously. Not much has happened iMCe. The Lords have amended the Kmployers' Lla biUty bil) and the Parish Councils bill. Both ' are questions of fsstatf There lg hardly B broad visible Issue on either on which to rouse tho country. But there is nothing else which is no* more or less ancient Malory. Mr. Chamberlain. In a speech this week at Birmingham, makes light f'f the msnCrfi Of tho canons, in his pres? ent capacity of defender of the House which he formerly attacked, lt ls his business to make light of the danger; and hs does it very well. But I Imagine thnt If a serious attack ls to be made, it will not be so much on speotfM ns on general grounds: two above all. First, on the hereditary chamber because lt ls hereditary; sec? ond, because lt stands In the way of certain measu"es which a large m Ctloa, though not a majority, of thc people of Great Britain wish to become law. But Mr. Chamberlain again puts his finger on a weak spot. The Lords at present, though not elective, are representative. They do give effect to the willies of the majority of the people of Great Britain. They are the legis? lative allies&l the majority Of British representa? tives in The House of Commons. It li only when you count Tn the irish that there ls a majority the other ny 'fl any of the three bills now at Stake. Tho lri?h nave r, right to be counted In, Mit whether tho Hritlsh majority will not staml by its own champions ls the real questi.'n to bc answered. Mr. Gladstone arrives to-night from Biarritz to take command of his party, which during his month's absence sectus to have got a little out of hand. It was thought he would find time en route to telegraph a dental of the Delonclo inter? view, but none appears this morning. M. Ds loncle ls a mun Of son,.- position, and has prob? ably had some sort of intercourse, direct or indirect, with Mr. Gladstone. But the language put into the Prime Minister's mouth is totally unlike, la sui.sta ncc and in manner, anything ho? over sail. There are a good many people who think he is coming back to .precipitate an Issue with the upper house, dissolve Parliament and g> to th? country with the cry, "Down with the Lords:" Knless he has Information as to the Hint-* of public opinion nol accesslbls to others, it would be a policy full of peril. What the plaintive Radical 1 ads sometimes the mauling, and sometimes th" mutilation, and occasionally the mangling, of tho Parish Coun ells bill has como to an end. The hill has passed through committee In the Lords, lt emerges shorn of much of Its Radicalism anil Agrarianism. London is put back into tbs hands of the Ves? tries. Kerleslastlcal charities nro restored to the trustees designated by the foumlors. Allotments are granted, with restrictions conceived in the interest Of the farmer i|tiite as much as of tbs landlord. The principle of the bill remains. Probably some amendments have been Intro? duced with a view to that compromise between the two houses to which both look forward. Some are extreme, som? Illiberal. BORM certainly unwise. Lord Salisbury gave way to the 1'uke of Tievonshire an the question of compounding rates, which involved, said the Radicals, dis? franchisement of a large class Of voters. He gave way to other colleagues on oth< r taints. Forthwith the Radical organs, who have ben taunting tho puke of Devonshire with subser? viency to Lord Salisbury, cry out thnt Lord Salis? bury has surrendered to tho linke. They have been saying for years that Lord Salisbury was the House of Lord*. They now say the Lords do not know politics enough to follow their leader. But inconsistency has no terrors for tho Radical mind: The Radical, however, on this as on some other matters, will have to srbtnlt f ti? the present to Mr. (Redstone's authority. A little spurt of Socialist!" Anarchy has broken out on Tower Hill, one Williams announcing that If tho police interfered with his next pro? cession ho proposed to s-uid them to Heaven by "chemical parcel post." It turns out that this neat phrase was originally used by Mr. John Burns before that eminent reformer had put the varnish of respectability on his natural vio? lence. But as Mr. Rums is now a London County Councillor, Lord Rosebery's honored obj. leagiu-. a..Member of Parliament and Mr. As o,uittila ally, lt becomes awkward to proceed against Williams for morely quoting the words used by his distinguished predecessor In his mob leading days. Williams, however, has varied the language. He recommends explosives that can bs carried In tho Becket, and has, no doubt, pm himself wlthih the grasp of the law, should lt suit the Home Secretary to proi.1 against him. Mr. Robert Buchanan has achieved ,1 very c,,n. slderable feat. Hs has contrived t., present Hleherd Brinsley Sheridan to an English, audi? ence as dull, solemn, priggish and vulgar. The ptayoealM "I?|ck Sheridan" which Mr. Cmyns Cart- hits produced at the Comedy Theatre, |g an even less successful dramatic effort than "The Charlatan" at lbs Haymarket, by the same author. It ls, I believe, the same whleh Mr. Krohmen, wisely declined to bring out in 'Xew Tork, preferring ho pay n large forfeit to the writer. Mr. Carr has done what couhl bs done for this melancholy piece, but his managerial Skill ls of little avail. The chief point of inter? est on the first night was the appearance of "SAY, OLD MAN! I shall be at boam as B crow before the Sen? ate settles this Tariff business." airily remarked a flir.-iusteriug gentleman from the wild ami woolly West to a New-York Congressman In Washington the other dav. "I always prevent tl) it by the use ... Piker's Expectorant, calmly replied tbs other, "in fact, I've told Bourke Cockran. Tom Ked and a lol of other f"!!.ws that lt ls Tho very best remedy I ever tried for Hoarseness, Bronchitis, or nny sort ?.f C.mgh or Cid." The West"rn man pondered these things deeply In bis heart, and now he too has gone to ewell the ranks of those who sweat by BIKER'S EXPECTORANT. Only 60 cts. a bottle. Of your druggist or nt HIKER'S, r,;h Ave. Cor. 22\ St. Mr. Henry IrVlng'a eldest son as sheridan. The part giv.-s him little chance, and he has, of tours.', little experience Bul In his manner, ap? pearance end evident Intelligence there is abundant promise fer the future. G. W. B. IMPRISONED AMERICANS IN SYRIA. TUB REPORT OF IlIXiSTBR tkhkku.'S TURRA! TO TUB Bl I.'I'AN" DISCREDITED IV WASHINGTON Washington, Feb, 10. The dispatch fran Con stsntlnople published Iii the "Temps" of Parla and cabled IO this country stating thsl Mr. 'ferrell, the Knited States Minister t,? Turkey, h.is threatened to send an Ironclad I i sa are the i nforceinent of bis demand for the release of i? > American etti sena of Armdklan birth imprisoned In Northern Syria la not wedded ai the stat- Department. Ttiis Oovernmeai has frequently acknowledged the right ot a foreign Power with reference to those of its subject! who become cit:/-ns ..r another country, provided the law! of the country fran which they comedo noi allow a subject to expatriate himself. Many Armenians who have returned to Armenia after i.omlng naturalised citlaena of the Knited States have been arrested, but in every case h.iv.- been released and deported al the re? quest ..f the State Department. The arrangement for deportation ls the only concession the Knited States bsa secured from the Turkish Oovernmeni In the matti r. and lt la considered to be sa much nv cou! I be experted ender the recognition by this Government >.f the Sultan's righi ot sovereurnty. Thc two Armenian-American cltlxeni irreited an 1 Imprisoned Ut Northern Byrls will probably i>e r. leaaed *i\<\ deported at th.- re iue<<t ..f Mr Terrell, Before mn kim* any iuch Ihreal as that mention. i in the 'Temps" dispatch Mr. Terrell would eom mimic.ite with ths State Department, and he baa not yet dohe so. PRANCE Td HOLD TTMBUCTOO. M. CASlBTin PBRtER t'RflBS Till) IMPlrTJKI TO I'PHOLD Titi: NATlQfjfS PRESTWB. Paris, Feh IO. M. Caslmlr Perter, the Prime Min? ister and Minister i f Pi reign Affairs, rend in the Chamber of Deputies to-day dispatches r.Ived fr.m th>- Governor i f Senegal in regard to the nttn.-k on the French flying column near Tlmboctoo by Touaregs. The dispatches stated that when th lews ,,f the dlaaater reached St. Louis reinforce ments were Immediately dispatched to flmbucto. kt I'asimlr perler declared thal it wai impossible new fer the French t,. evacuate Tlmbuctoo. The prestige of Frai.ce. asl le fr..m nil other eonsldera tiona demanded thnt the place ahould be held, He appealed tc th- coolness and patriotism of the Cham bet t?i support ths Oovernmeni In thli matter, while si the same ilma admitting thal ;f waa expedient th-it military expeditions Involving iarp.< expendi? tures of mi ni v ahould be brought lo an end. The "I'ix Neuve nw Steele" saya it is likely mm th*. 4>h Soudanese Battalion will be Bent to the aid of tha beleaguered French tr.,,p* and tr,at Colonel Archi nuud, commander of tha French B udan, will i in? man,! the relnforcementa. TWO COLLISIONS BETWEEN STEAMERS. THB ST. asaph, cd-' LONDON, MAY HAVE POVN DBRED- T1IK CXVIC RESCL'ES A H.s;< INi; BRIO'S CREW. Bong Kong, Feb M The British iteamer Hang chow, fr un Bamarang for Bourahaya, has bera in col? lision al sea with an unknown steamer If ls f^ar^d that the latter foundered, for when the Hangvhow got cb-ar of l?" she disappeared lt ls possible thal the lost steamer was the st. Asaph, outward bound from Hong Kong. The Bt Asaph was owned by the Angler L'ne. of Ixmdon. Lohdon, db. 10. The German tat.k iteamer Mann helm, Captain Hawick, from New-York January lt, via liowr. where sh.- arrived f..r orders, has bees damage,i in H eolUaton with the British iteamer K.iiu bury, Captain Urtnter, from Barcelona T ? ? > I iVnt riecurred ra Maasluls. The damage auatalnefj by the Salisburv is n .t known. Llven'""l. Feb. IO The captain of the Krltish steamer Ceytc, which arrived here from New-York yesterday, reports that In latitude et) north, rind longitude 63 west, he Bighted the iirltish brig w. J. Oordon Captain Pay saut, from Halifax for st. Kitts, 'Die brig wa.s In distress, and When the ' '? , approached th.- crew ask. l to be taken off, as their vessel, they Mid, was sinking. They were taken nlmard the ("evie after they bad set lire to the U r doii. THE AIQUES-MORTES MASSACRE. FRENCH DEPUTIES VOTE 400.009 FRANC! FOR THB VICTIMS' FAMILIES, Paris, Keb. IO.?The Chamber of Deputies to-lay, on moth.n of M. I'asimlr Perler, Prime Mlnlstei and Minister of Foreign Affairs, roted400.000franca for the benefit of the families of the Italians who lost th.-ir lives in the riots at Algues-Mortes. There was no debate on the motion The appro? priation of this mot,ev li considered to be a :-tr..k* of diplomacy, uh it will enable Prance I., av.ld discussion and dispute! with Italy over the ., tucks r.f the rioters on italian subjecta DEVASTATION IX MADAGASCAR. A FRENCH TRANSPORT sink AND TWO-THIRDS OF A TOWN DESTROYED Bt A CTCLONE. Zanzibar. Feb. JO. Advices received le ra from Tamstave state umt a terrible cyclone has de* vastated the Diego Buartea district in Northern Madagascar. The m..rm reached its heiuM on tba niKht of February i Among the vessels in the harbor was the wooden French transport Euro, a vessel or i.Gfti tons displacement, sio- sank si her moorings. Two-thirds of the houses in the town of iii.*,. Buartea were blown down and completely wrecked. The hospital, schoolhouse and church were destroyed, SO far as known BO lives were lost BARON DE BOUBETRAN EXAMINED. Paris, Feb IQ, -Baron de Boubeyrsn, who was ar? rested yesterday ).ns- of his connection with the Compton1 iTEscompte, was examined by a magistrate to-day, and was remanded to prison. Tbellquidator of th.- SocMti des Immeublea de? manded his srreat, charging thal he had Illegally loaned 'li,- society's money to the Comptolr d'Es compte, whick was yesterday placed in th<- hand* of ,i liquidator at the Instance of ths Hank *>f Prance daron de Boubeyran was ,i director in the Comptolr d'Kscompte, and also In ii," Socleta des Immeubies. He and VI Merc. ,-, feii,,w direct,,r are charged with abusing the confidence reposed In them, and with the misappropriation ..f funds MR il. F. TRACY. <Gknteaaago vail*, n. y. Lame Back-Heart Trouble, Faintness, Suffocation Nothing Helped Till Hood's Sarsa? parilla Was Civen a Trial. "C. t Ilona * Cu. Lewin. Maa*.: "For IB yean I waa troubhs] whk a krna i.a^-k nn.i patna ir, back ol my bead in.i neck, i eoaM hardly rn dura i? ar. l wn* unfitted for labor, i mew- anne u ,.,,-, Baraaparirta ?..* mnmraendad. i took ..?.. betti* una it '?"'"' "?'? ? "-' so a saya work without mt back iruubllnn in- I BBM bat kee* tlaaBSa BUCk fall.. Bad l.alpltall'.ll. 1 Could Not Lio Down such nffofstkm! Am sow laking Hood*, aar*aperllla for thi* trouble mi* ran indy say ll >? ,|lt. ,,?,.. (tlln)f , karo f.,un,i which gina nv- relief. I r.,n r?.v. la] down with aosafart, kim m.-p wen. Hoods SsnwparUki kaa Hood's'^Cures aeceaipliiked wondon for tn*; I eases*: nrakM it too Msnhr." HOftACI !?'. TsUCT, CkJttaa?n?o Kali.. N. Y Hood's Pitta ar* purely vea>t?ble, am] Jo not pm*, pain or gripe. Sold by all (intm-lata. A CRISIS NEAR AT HAND ATTACKS UPON THE PEE HS ENGLAND'S; political BSfftCdajtE r.K COMING MORE ACUTE. A CABINET MEETIXa OF OREAT IMPORTAXCE TO Bl HELD OM TUESOAT BIOKIFP ANT STORM FROM LIBERAL JJMDES8- MR. OI.au. STOKE AN OBSTACLE IS Tin: RADI? CALS' WAV TOPICS OF THE DAT IN LONDON. (Copyright, 110*1 /iv Ike Vktt** Prm.1 London, Keb. io.?There gre many signs thai the country ls on the eve of ? grata constitu? tional crista Th,- Question of abolishing the House of Lords has become scute, and it now depends upon ths action of the Cabinet meeting to be held ..ii Tuesday whether or no! the con? tinuance of the Upper House shall be discussed In th.- Brat plank of the Hst! mal Liberal Federa? tion's platform, Mr. Qladil ins l'3 unwilling In lend i campaign a ga Ins) the Peers, y.-t he may be forced to it by a combination of Ministers Insisting upon the necessity of tbs Issue. There in no doubt thnt lu the cabinet many favor heroic methods of dealing with the Lords, Mr. Campbell-Banner man, Be 'rotary of sin:.' for War. said In a speei h last evening al Newcastle that th., question was whether a free, self-governing community or a body of Irresponsible hereditary Peers ought to prevail. Professor Bryce, chancellor of the Duchy of I. in mi. r, 11.1 to a Liberal mc, ting In Liverpool: "If the ll.mse of Lords will rorce iii" conflict, we must clesr away the bar on which so many vessels freighted with useful legislation have been irreched ' Slr ciiarl.t Burnell, Attorney-General, de? clared, in addressing the Liberals of Wlsbeach: 'Thc question now la whether the Lords, sitting by accident of birth, can be allowed l.mg an set passed by thi chosen representatives ol the i.pie." These extracts from lbs speeches of con? spicuous Liberals show whl ii wey the wmd blown lii-teai of Horns Rule, the abolition of the House of i. ids ls taking Ural place ? ?. iii" questions of the day. The PeN is themseli ? s, Judging from their unusually Industrlou al tendance of Parliamentary' sittings, seem ! ? '? elise thal their sttuatl n ls precarious. On all rotes they now turn oul WO strung against itu ? kivernmenL Tlc programme whl h Undi mw h favor among the Radicals inst now ls thal the Ministers shall bluntly refuse to accept the Peera' amend? ments to the Perish Com* Hs or tl ?? Kmpli yera' Liability Mil. and Introduce a Mil to reform the Upper House by abolishing Ihe system of hereditary legl lal ira On the itrength nf this action, Radicals say, the Cabinet, should then appeal to the country. One obstacle I this course la Mr. Oladstone'a Invincible attai hment t i the hereditary Upper House; another I" the Premier's ?trong desire lo see thi il me Rule Issue kept In the foreground of Liberal legislation. In spite ..f his iniiu.ree. however, the time la ripening for ths abolition of the L'pper House In Its pres? ent form. If the wire-pullers of tho N'a'l nal Liberal Federation have a free hand, tha agita? tion against the Peers will be ?me the leading question of Ihe hour. The House of Commons will resums w rh on Monday and 'tc Cabinet will n.I on Tuesday, Parliament will be prorogued sboul Februarj ZS, but will rei-..- within a week to hear In the Queen's speech how tba G - tin ; p ,u.. io -,???;,? wi: , the l. rds. The Hyde P.i-k demonstration against the Lords bids fair to b* the largest p illili al e. lng ever aeen In London VII the tradi In the ' mntry will s. n l li I ? ? I mated thal more than fr-ai the Thami i Embanki iel I the li of Parltamenl and thence t. tba Park i i hear the speechea The silver India b th principal I ?!? o in the city. Th-- fail i ' the metal to a fri below ?'.'? pen ?? per oun e i ina that i now DO per cen! under Its currency value in the Colonial Empire. Th i < n piece n mitres .ir- half s ci iwn's worth of metal In its coin? age. The Indian Oovernmeni sra at their wita* ends to devise a wsy of mei ting lh< ri ali T bj Anglo-Indian banks dread thi development! of the immediate future "T i: "In dian Importing houses are In dlffl littles. The fall -"f rupee ps pei Although for a generation Indls has en ?? i Immunity from the pani < which g ld countries have Buffered from time i ? time, th* re now ?me rum.r' of a i llapse The I I mell might t . ann >un ?? Immi Kati ly (hal bills n ' i I pressed upai the market, as well si ? whole pulley of stopping Ihe mint.np. of silver." Tli" Admiralty I. a is hn%-e been thrown Into a st..t.- of consternation by Ihe theft nf th- ma chlnery plans .f the new torpedo dem rovers of tbs Havocs, type. The Oovernmeni ordered s tl? I Of foriy-tWM Hi'.- ks, and deni the pinn t . a private Brm on Ihe Clyde The papei st ,,eti < n the w ly Two p il il ".\ '.. 11, s, ho mus' have ii Helled them, have disappeared This w-ek's "Field" says ".\.rican yachts nv j will be disappoint) d i . hi ->i thal I he Val kyrie will nol race in American waters neal se i soii li was expected lhai ihe Vigilant and ihe c.I.nia would h.- fltted oul t i meei the Val? kyrie, bul a has been definitely decided that neither will rac with her. ll would be very Interesting lo see the Ann ric i's Cup races over again, the Valkyrie having more canvas, bul Lord Dunraven is righi In not wishing to sall his yacht against Inferior crafL" The Queen has sent a special messenger by way of simla to Cabul t.. invite the Ameer -f Afghanistan lo visit England Bli Mortimer Durand, who visited Cabul wjth s special mix sion last fall, gave a similar Invitation, bul the Ameer said he must decline any Invitation which was nol sent bj a ipi rial envoj. More than i.)uaken have signed a pt-,.teat against the vivisection of animals. The prince ami Princess of Wales have nn- j nouneed their Intention to attend tha Welsh Festival ..f Souk this year. PUNISHED FOR ATTACKING M. CARNOT. Parla Feb IO M lireton, a writer on the "Parti Socialist," has been sentenced lo two years' Inv prisonmenl and to pay -. line of 1,000 france for Baying that if M Carnot inproved of the i, ,t,, of Valllant, nobody would pity him if "ins wooden carcasa ahould be dislocated by ? bomb." MR. GLADSTONE HACK IN LONDON. CHEERED BT AN ENORMOI M CROW 11 ON HIS AR RIVAL THERE FROM IMARRITE. London. Kdi. 10 Mr. 'ind Mr.. I tladstdne hive return.-i herc from their vlsi) to Blarrita Thew arrived at Charing Cn -? atatton at ins o'clock thia evening. Tin- newt of their coming bad spreed, and an snormoua crowd gathered u She lUtieai to wei ome the rrini" Mints;, r. When he appeared he Was greeted with hearty che. rs by the crowd. Mr an,] Mrs. Gladstone were mei inside ihe elation b) Slr Algernon West and several frlt-ndi a rei rlsge -R-rts in waltina, and Mr. Gladstone and his Wife were at -.nc- driven to the ..Ifield rei dence of the Prime Minister In Downing street. /.M.v.v ITlAMflC TK.w i:i.u:i;s. Among the passengers Balling on tbs Chahard steamship Umbri* for liverpool yesterday were Knut,nant Kenn, prince Qalltxln, Edward Blake General John Hewston, Captain J. W. Dillenbeck' Mr. and Mrs. Budd Hobie. Dr. Carl Hoepfner, i>r! i and Mrs. Henry Palmer, Mr Bolo**) Klralfy Newton Anas and it L. Bteretan, The French lane steamer I .a fJrBSOOgne tor Havre took om antoni her passengers Dr. and Mn. u. ?' M. Page, Mrs J. Walla... Mr. and Mrs V A Krui. o. P. H. Itemon, tl. de Courty, J .1 ?. Justine, Ueorge Tardree and HS. D. InimooL Among the passengers Balling un the steamer Kaiser Willi.Im II f.?r Algiers arid Naples were william N, Armstrong, K P. Bacon, pr. <;. C Crandall, W K. Harvey, General von Funks, Hr and Ure w. J Fields, General und Mia A. K l?,...!_.. ... . I,.I Uro \l > %. .. ._ .t ".c. .urn. vi. J I'l'r.-, ??'? Ito. kwell, the Kev. and Mr. fount V. Manassero, Qeners W. A. Masker, the W. Merritt, Waller Conccrnlno iTonumcnta NUMBER TWO OnyflRONO material is often VVi tiv.'J for rifild designs I bad work oftener spoil', both sVihra md material, i mr knowledge of right ma? terial is drawn from practical experience as well as the thoo reticalteachiigja uf Gstfogyand Mineralogy. We chiefly recommend GRANITE-BRONZI MAR Ii LE: these will last Prices will bs righi too. < mr pamphlet, sent free on request,fives p od advice. Why not send fur one?today ? rrltw Chalani Monument Co. .1321 ?roac.w;ir\ Hew l?ork. Opposite Dodge Statue COMMERCIAL TREATY SIGNED Tin: Ki'SSu-OKKMAN' CONVENTION CON? CLUDED. TRADE ANO COMMERCIAL CIRCLES REGARD IT ah a gucTEsa "nu-: coMMismoNEfal at a BANQUET PROOREM Of DR MIQUEL'g TAX REFORMS ECONOMY IN THE EEK ll.-??; VO-AMBRI' ANS IN UERLIN. ...,?'.' ISM ii'i fsa r>i?'/.i <Tff | Berlin, I'-h. 1" The commercial treaty with Russia aaa finally ilgned to-day by representa? tives of th.- two e infracting powers. The "North fieri ih i:,i7.,tte." in announcing Ihe fact, pro .i: !? com men I "ii a line Implying that the treaty ls ;n> offensive and defensive alliance. In Ihe Ministerial rtrrle Ihe treaty ls taken for what lt ls a wort ri that it assists to prevent, but doea n it actually deter war. Trade and commercial ; hail li as an undoubted luecess. Ii eer i i vr, al advani otes to tsV Bast Prus? sian and Berlin markets, n ls difficult to see how the Agrarian Conservatives can oppose ths treaty, in \i>w of the fae) thal Russia concedes ?i tariff nm i< generally beneficial t,. all Ger? bil t esp lally good for the Eastern mar? keta Tims coal, pia: Iron, i.I, all Morts ..f ma? chinery, wi dli ii and other textile goods, chemi? cal pr,.du ls and leather goods Kef imp..nant tariff reductions. Woollen textiles actually pet 4'-.. per rent off, although Russia ins s flourish? ing le.m.- trade In textiles. Th.- result of ths treaty ls expected to be a revival of the'dying 'i..s ,'t' Konlgsberg Stettin and Dantzlc, while the Berlin Boerae expects an Inflow of ord "< from Russian speculators. The treaty i minina n i mention of the decree forbidding the Relchsbank t. i ike Russian loans, but during ths week Russian securities ? iv deal I in ,n ths K ena on Reli hsbank aci ount. Th.- Oermen commissioners to net,- tints the treaty entertained the Russian commissioners this evening st s banquet In the Kalserhof, Th.. banquet was int.tided p. celebrate ths signing ,.r the treaty. Th.- Reichstag will dispose of tha treaty In ;hre> sittings, and win then take a holiday, adjourning until March IC. While the Reichstag sleeps Kin-Hi .? Minister- Minuet, through the com mlssl m, will work tn obtain his enda Already lt ls juid that the commlsal< r approves tbs tobacco tax. PJexi week the wine fax will ho spptoved. Di Mlquej himself continues to say that ?H -hie reform and nm.: lal schemes will I.?>' be ferried, bul he nls.. Insists that .very one of his measures is necessary to the Ufa of . Hr Mlquel ind I ?? ; - - r William will VtStt prln ?? Bismarck al Friedrich?.nih on Wednes? day. The Agrarian! have called s mass-meeting for Friday t.. protest against the Russian treaty. Ta cite im Instance of the relaxation that him taken place in Ihe Reichsland regime ll can be i ? ut that the Oovernmeni luis ordered thal the itud) >.f French shall be allowed in the publlu schools ol the province. Hence forth teai hera can i nduct their classes In either Freni li or Herman. ? ig is In sn e onomlcal mo al. Kn 'wing thal ll musi I i bead to Chancellor \,.n Caprivl on leading linea of policy, it pro I ? - I matters Tims tn d iv the H use ref -lr,, give l*? bbswiI i , Ihe creation of the new .Ul.f Postal In.Lr Becretary of St.nte. th i igh I ir Stephan, the chief of the department, ui - ? 1 the ni ? ill) ol s; ?, .ni offl -. In the ? ??.!.-?? : the ilebal ? on the subj* I lu Btephan Russia was about to call an Inter nail mal i kile ij onfen n ?? lo be held in Bl Petersburg with a view to bringing about a re? duction In freight rat's on both imp,.ns and ex? port a. Ministerial advices fr >m lt >me sra to the effect that Signor Crtspl, the l*rime Minister of Italy, la In bad health. Il u said that h?> desires to re tira from ofllce. iiih sojourn al Naplee, where he w.n: on account of ins health, did not help him tu recruit. He suffers from Incessant In i .?mila, which drugs .1 . little to assuage. Emperor William has (sent t.. Qeneral v..n Weider, Ornum Ambassador In Russia the itlon of the Order of th.- Black Ragle aa ii token of his satisfaction* with th>- new treaty. Among the Americans who have arrived hero during the last week are Mrs Webb, of Nen 'i irk; Mr .Sharp, of Louisville; Mr. oppenheimer, of New-York; Mr and Mrs. Washington, ?.f itos ton; and Pr ml Mrs pitcairn. ..f Harrisburg. On Bb rove Tuesday. Th.lora Runyon, the American Ambassador, with the entire staff of the Embassy, attended thc court ball, The Oovernmeni Ins appointed Councillor Behind* er, of Magdeburg, a delegate tu the Bl I vcr Inquiry Com.nUslon. Hen Bchmelsser hag Just returned from an otu, lal tour of the gold a nd ii\ .-r producing countries. Frau Ma terna, the great Wagnerian artist, will come i . Berlin, where ihe will sim,' In a series of Wagner concerts before retiring lo private life. She has declined an offer to visit the Knited States again. Tile "Voes)'. he Zeltung" attacks the American Oovernmeni for its laxity in carrying oul ths treaty programme In Samoa. The paper points out thal iii lTnltqd States commissioner tu Barm li retires from hi< poll In March, bul his successor haa nol vi been appointed. The work of regulating tl" land claims, ll adds, has hardly l.. kuii. and will rn w fall back Into confusion. Thc . ;ipit.ii of the s> ndlcate which is to extend financial aid lo Italy has been fully subscribed, The chief p.int nf difference non is as to where the headquarters of the bank which the syndicate ls p. establish win be. The Oerman bankers want li t.. be al Milan, while King Humbert and Hlgnor Ki-tsp! wini ii in Koine. St. Petersburg, Feb, IO n is stated thal tbs Russian Qovernmenl will give notice to France thal tbs Kmnc.o Kiis.'Tni commercial treaty will be terminated st ths cud ot ISM if France per? sists in putting Into effect against Russia the proposed new duties on Imported grain. ... f a> ? BAYS A RADICAL PAPER BLACKMAILED HIM Rome, Feb. m 'Un' trial of Pinto,,the grata mer? chant; Chauvet, manager of the "Ptfpolo Romano," and Oalltna, a Treasurj inspector, for defrauding me Oovernmeni ..f BavSM Ure, haa been ta progn <s Hine w.dn.lay. To-day Chauvel caused g sen? sation hv telling how "Italia del Popolo," a Radi? cal joiirniii In Milan, had blackmailed him. The management luUI gol hold ..f photographa of "everal compi.ilalhg letters Beni by the witness to Pinto, and had threatened to publish them. Chauvel eventuall) pail Z.MS lire f.,r the photographs of ths letters and Illus saxe.I 111.'in from puhhculloii. Th.? excitement in th* courtroom was so nre.it during Chauvet'a statement thal the presiding ju.lue called repeatedly for order. BAR SM.\ BR RIBING IM LONDON. London, Feb. lo,?The market ir bar oliver tock un upward turn to-day, The pries advanced front Bead sereanee yesterday's closing price, tba lowest p.lnt evtr reached?to jji^d hld. inc marKet waa firm. KfXG LOBENGULA dead. THE MATAK.KKK f'HlKKTAtN* SAID TO HAVE EXPIRED IN THE BOTH. BXORT OF Tin: f tri" OF thi: BEATEN AND DF SERTED AFRtCAN MONARCB v TBBROBt TO Till-: MASBONAS ANO AN ENEMY ?>i' Till: BRITISH. London. Keb. lu -A dispatch from Cape Town states that KohenKula, King of the Matahdes. Who was defeated and driven I .ward the Zam? besi Itivr by tho British South African Com? pany's force*!, is dead. Th- (asl advices concerning Lobensjula wore to the effect that he had l-e.'ti deserted by his followers, and was a fugitive in th" bush, where be was Buffering; with gout LobengulB, Kin* of the Matabeiei, was the son of M iselekat?e. the founder and first King of that nation. Moselekatse had been one of the chief pcnernli in the army of T'Chaka. "ihe Zulu At? tila." but rebelled against him In 1S17. and fled with 10.mo warriors t . MastlOftaland, which he con qui r.d and made his own. It was a pleasant KINO LOBBNOOLA. luntry, Inhabited by SOMOA peaceful pastoral f .ik. among whom Moaelekatse and hw men carno wolves In a sheepfold. They *>w the men and boys wholesale, -; irinir the woften only to mik* th. rn their wivs ,rl lervanta Within a K"n<ra ti.n not m..r- than 100,000 Mash.nas remained nllv<?, anl the Matabele Kingdom, as Moseiekatse's realm was known, had taken thc place of the declining Zulu Kingdom ns the arbiter of fate in ail South Africa They bore their sway dotta to th- Orange River mil up fir north ?.f the Zambesi a military rule scarcely 1*1* ruthless than that of TChaba. tfosetekatse died In ISM, anl wea Bueceeded by Lobengula, wh > proved hlm ?elf,a worthy ion of luch a sire; mtghty In war, Wise In council, b'lt bloodthirsty and eruoi IO the utmost degree. This savage monarcfe was bom about flfty-r.in* vars ago, uni. as Btated, lacceeded to the throne lu IMI Prior lo assuming the Kingship he discarded th- Cur..p..in f..r the native dress, aa a gaga to his people that he was not the white man's poppet. lb- wan distinguished f,,r a marvellous memory. and as thlnits go tn Ma'abel.-land h.- was distinctly a man of advanced Ideas. Ills ttreat aim was to m. ul l the heterogeneous races in his army Into a united whole, with e..tunion customs and a com? mon language. Ile did ht* best to make his nam? respected and bia power felt arnon* his people by administering justice Unaly an 1 Impartially. Um methods were not su<-n as, clvilla.-l nations ara accustomed to, but none the Uss he waa a man among his people in advance of his aire. He ems very temperate, and was never known to e,,n descend to get Into a passion In all his dealings his conduct w.is regulated by a dignified ?-. lf-posses ston. ii- removed from his father's capital, Mosega, and had bia court at Buluwayo, on an eminence .? immanding ail the . ,-intrv round. It corniced of an enormous kraal, surrounded by a double fence Of i ?: ^ rr.. Items, and contained the royal resi? dence, cattle Inoiosures smaller krnals for witch crafi ceremi ni. i for th.- big orTWrs r.f state, and royal ladle* 1. iheneula himself o<-eupi*d n hous* I i I ? ,,f mud oil wood erected for him by som* European. M^ie the great mun slept <>n a dirty mattress on the ground, watched over by his favor? ite aeeralri. a lady wh?>?.. proportlona like thoee of her royal master, snowed tn an eminent decree the fattening pr .pei ties , f the national beverage. In one , !i..r ai -1 1 number of rides, presents t.> thu King from varloua hun tera; In another, sacks of .??in and basketa ..f tobacco, .vu state and other business wai iransacted In . 1 it tie kraal outside, where Hie King, 1 :rTt,r from kuii: uni obesity. > 1 r m a wheel, i '.111- Tie- around was Uttered wpm tilth uni 1,.,e..-j ,,f ever) description; a hr burned close al hand, wherewith the royal chef prepared <U- choice pieces >.f meat Intended for the K .... and any gui os h.- wished to distinguish; after which the l>eergtrl handed "?> h*r master his ; i\ trite drink, fl:xt having tasted lt hers. If. All r< p,>rts from everj part of the kingdom were here made, tie- messengers coming toward the royal preiN-ni.n h icu .ail kneel, ihoutlng the kindly title* all th.- while li' 1.Mary, a council was 1 .io. ? :?-??. ?? the regent c mmandel In-ohwf, I 1,1. and witch d >ctori. th* head in tunas, et ?. Never ; ng In one pla< ??. 'he King travelled in a wag >n drawn J.\ len black oxen from kraal to kraal. In ?peotlag cattle, hi which he look th.- greatest pride, .md transacting business. A f.-w years ago [.obengula acknowledged the power and authority of England, and made a treaty with the ktritlih Bonth A fries Company by which a virtual protectorate sra* establlehea over tin- whole country Thli great!) changed the aspect of affairs. II ri tish iiiii ... 'i 1 rs took charge ..f tie- country; Mllti-.li prospectors tin. k- '. In anl opened males of exceeding 1 hfV'ii King Solomon, lt wai found, hud 11. t not ..'.1 'h. mid out; li" had .nih scratched i!,.- lurface of th.- deposits Port! were s..,.n bulli .?mi 1 1..1I1, ??? <?. i'm orgunlivd, and vlllagei ..f Eng '.Uh folk I' lilli t" KT..W al...ut Ihe fort!. The chief lla.es thill founded are Port Victoria Kort Salis? bury. Kort charter r..rt Tull and Tatl The Ma sh..;:as, all that were tefl ol th,Mil. were already inder llrltlih protection, Hut Kobenrula either would not or could net restrain the indur.as and warriors ..f his army from their favorite occupa? tion, harrying the Itashonaa raiding, plundering and massacring wholesale, Thus he whs brought lan Bummer into collision with the police of the llrltlih South Africa Company, and a little war brok- ..ui between them The Itntish campaign wart directed by Mr Cecil Rhodea th.- .'jp,. Colony Premier, and his lieutenant, it. Jameson admin latrator of Mashonaland, both men of extraordinary aagaelty ami energy, and tts result was victory. 1...1..lyolia and (us armies were pul to iiisht and his capital taken. The ..nh seri,,,is loss to the Hritish was the ilaughter of Captain Alan wilson and ins thirty six- comrades, who ventured too far ahead In their pursuit <>f the fugitive king, and were cut ..rr from 1.or b) flooded rivera BOl'SH AROl'T EUROPE. Synagogue Opened al Bt. Petersburg?Judging from the fi.-t thal 11 ui.erb BynagOgUS Ins Jus; been di llcstc l si St. Petersburg, it w,u:M sppear thal the persecution of the Hebrew! by the Cxar ls nol altogether -< terrible a-< haa been described The synagogue is constructed kn ornate Oriental ?lyle, .md at tho dedication ceremony there were present .1 large number of ofhciala of nigh rank. Wolves In Prance Puring the last year the Prench Government has paid oul ab,.ur 10,000 francs for the destruction of KM wolvei in ism th., num? ber of (hese animals destroyed was |,|O0, and the premium! pal 1 am tunted tq more than loo.ooo fran.'- iv il. - these premiums, regular battues ar.- organised yearly by functlonariea termed lieu? tenants de I'auverterle, who ar.. .1 relic of the Aiichn Regime. Beven Hollar.: f,.r a Derby winner. George Bred erick, the fsmoui horse which'won the Derby in England as far back as 1*7*. has just changed hands lu a well-known saleyard lu Landon, for the sum Of J", at Which price he was purchased by a hucks? ter, wh.. proiMMes to utilise bli last remaining dava It seems almost 11 jilt)- that some benevolent racing, man doea nol start a retreat for equine celebrities which have passed their prime, so as to preserve them from figuring between thc shafts of a London rab, or, worse stui, from the (ate "f Qeorge Fred? erick, A SURGEON'S KNIFE gives you p. feeling of horror and Oread. There la no longer ncceiiity for Ita usa lu ninny dlscasei formerly re? garded ai incurable without cuttlug. The Triumph of Conservative Surgery ia well Illustrated bv the fuot that RUPTURE ?T lircaeh, if no? ri.fi l>UllUriL Cllllu c.ur(^j WithtjUt tha knife and without patti. Cliunsy. chaf ln? truSSSfl cnn bo thrown away ! They never cum but often Induce inflam? mation. -tran>ri:l:ition and .hath. TUMORS "vnnun. fibroid d'tcrine) I U lit UHO M1(j ?,ony others, are now removed without thc perils of cut Pitii TUMORS, b^W. ?? other discuses of the lower bowel, are permanently cured without palu or resort to the knife. QTANC >?> tin. madder, no matter Ol Ulla. n?w uirj.,., I, crushed, pul? verised, wsshfl I out and perfrctly ro nio'v.'d without cutting. STRICTURE ajaereaioreTwBhout cutting In hundreds of caaei. lor pamphlet, rrferencea and all partlcu lara, aend 10 oenti (In Itampsl to World'! HU pe marv Medical Aa Uoa, W Mata bu, liuSsio, N. X. 48th Annual Statement OF THE ConnecticutMutual Life Insurance Co. OF HARTFORD, COMM. Net Asset*. January 1. 1893.,#.150 SBBJBJ Bj RECEIVED IN 1*98. Tot Premiums.14.OSS.200 OS For Interest and Kents... 8,144.374 64 Profit and Loss. 6.35182 t7.rn.tam $?6.M3.f>? t| DISBURSED IN ItJJ, For claims hy death and matured en? dowments .13,870.458 56 Surplus returned to policy-holders . 1.286.201 60 Lapsed and Surren? dered Policies. 80T.855 SJ Total to Policy-holders.$8,824,013 BJ 'ommlsalons lo Agents. Balarie!, Medical Examiners' fees, Print? ing, Advertlslna. Le*;al. Heal Estate, and all other Expenses. 770,138 00 Tax?s . SM. 136 27 -6.-v:a*)aa Balance Stet Assets. Dec. 31, 1*93.$30.9*8.INJ) SCHEDULE OF ASSETS. Leans aaea Real Estate, first lien.$37.<lfi0 404 BB Loans upon Stocks and Bonds. 12.840 BJ Premium Notes on Pellet** In fore*. 1.351 ar. M Coat Bf Real Estate owned by the Company. 7.loft.311 SJ OMI of t.'nlte'I States and other Bonds. 12.123 628 H Oast of Bank sr. 1 Railroad Stocks. 8*0 (WO 2f ''ash In Banka. HTS '.'.*< SJ cash, tn Office. a 811$$ Ullin recelvalle. OOO ST aglets' Ledger Balances . 3 326 SJ I !! Interest due and accrued.11.010.84136 Rent* accrued. 8.271 2T Market value of stocks and honda aver cost. 224.1021* Kat def?rr*l premium*. 194.2*9 60 -11,4.17.205 SJ Oeaaa Assen. December 31. 1803.8?1 SCI 404 ?> Liabilities: aSBSBBM required la re-ln?ure all i><n*tanding Mtrtaa net. Com? pany's maitar! .$58.m7.i:moo All other liabilities. 1.091.222 74 -$S4,?13.fi7? 71 Surplus by Cwipsnv'i S-andard. $8.4*1.027 If Surplus by State Ilepc.ni will exceed. 7,J.V>.000 0$ Ratio of exr?n*ea of management to re? ceipt* in 1*3. 0 00 per cent p.-ilicl-s in larea Dec. 31. IJJJ, 65.701 Insur? ing .$156 OS*.498 SI JACOB I.. I.RKK.VK. President. JOHN M TAILOR, Vlce-Prest. KU WARP M. Rt 'VCR, gee. DAMI'.I, H. UKI,!,*, ActaniT* PHTLIP g. MILLER. General Agent, 1 Wall Street. Cor. Broadway, N'EW-YORK ORT. jr-rsu j Before Openiwg t"* I Mpriaig Importations, Joseph P. McHuqh j Co. nf clovina! ?nr ni nierrlr n mut na I price* lill small ol- of Wall Papers, Warnes nml Hurders, llut-of-ienn pure -??era), bringing mrinHieinents of ronna for which pupen nre wnnteil. < specially bunni. In the Upholstery Department n co Ifilloa ol short anmple length*, amiable for rev* erin 1 cushions ind sim le pl Bes of tarnilnrr, le ottered without regard lo lb* orl?iiml coal. West 42d St.-at 5th Ave. Wall 1'apcr*. carriage free to 'I pnns of ihe Sanei. A Ff MUS OF Till: ST. SK HOI.AS BASK. BvaPRtsa CAt'SKB isV thi: i.kttkr ok THg DIIUBCTOKS TU THK KKi KIVER. Ths latter BBtlt by th.' directors of the St. Nl-h ..lin Hank te the receiver, ex-Mayor liraiit. In which ihey announced their wish lo preierve the charter ol' thc hank, has boen received with a cer? tain asseeat Sf Surprise in banking circles, for lt lg not consider-'.I possible fur the defunct Instit allon to resume nguiu. Tba director* of the bank r.vent ly informed Mr. Crant thnt lt would bo agreeable lo them If he could get conferred upon hln the powers of .a permanent re.-elver, but thai they .iii not want him mn.lc jic-rmanent receiver They mentioned In their letter that they hope 1 he would settle np the uffalrs of the bank at once, aa they were Beelines ol resemlag bsnJnsaa ( People In banking circles do rot think that the directors wish to resume, but thnt they want to glee more time to people who hav>? not settled their cull loans and those who discounted notes and have nc yet paid them There ls a belief m. m.hiv quarters thal the objection of the directors t> Mr. ('.rant bein* ma,ie permanent receives ls based on the fear of certain transactions ol' the bank laing ma.le public. There l? a Well-founded belief that the receiving teller, taula .1. lim, may give s,.me information before long which will expose another fi iture of th* bank's operations. The loss In the capital of Ihe Institution was given nut by the Rtate Ranking Department as nearly $373,000 Mr. Orsnt said re? cently that his timirrs did not eery much front these. He has been unable to collect anv of toe asset! marked ,,ff by Mr. .hilson as bad. BOSTON ALDEBMEN EXTREMELY MODEST, Tiniv aim: SKOCKaTD ux kkimuikkntatI'in* of m i>k boys ssvbtn reatta <>u> on nu limn- UBftART m ii.pino. There ls another "small tempest In a teapot" regarding ths reproduction of nude male figures, and this time Kenyon Cox, Um artist, ls thc suf? ferer, un Tri,lay last thc Common CoencM of Koa ton passed a resolution that the trustees of the Public Library then* shenld he asksol t" gawa one of the decorations In thc facade of tbs new t-ulld inir removed, on the grout.d that it was indecent. This decoration ls a small seal made from a deiign by Mr. Cox. The seal bears the Inscription: "The Trustees of the Public Library of thc etty of Hos ton, lSSH-t^TS." lt ls not this inscription that the Council object to, but they might Just na well, to* lt ls about as indecent as thc design which theie wordi surround. The design repres*nts two nude boys?"genir they are .ailed by iculpiori. TlnM boys are represented .is holding torches in their hands, ami are placed on the ris'ht and left of a Renaissance shield, upon which ls an open book. representing "The Hook of Knowledge." llehlnd them la "The Tree of Knowledge." and at their feet kv v ru I dolphins arv disporting themselves, lt has been darkly hinted that th-' lloston Common Council resented the Introduction of dolphins, willoh arc deadly enemies of the mackerel, In the catching of which many of Boston's most prominent sea? faring citizens are engaged. Augustus ft, ilaub na was seen yesterday afternoon by a Tribune re? porter. Mr. 8t. Qaadens preserved his usual reti? cence. Mr. Cox wai more communicative. He suldl "All this cornel from that rhllculous affair about the Ht. Claudetta medal. There la absolute!) noth? ing Indecent about the decoration. I made the seal and a book plate from S sketch originally made by Mr. Mt. (laudens. and worked lund over it Then hi made the decoration. The boys represented ari about seven years old, and the design ls Inoffensive tn every way. These Boston people object to thi nude figures of little boys, bet never do they object to nudity of female flgurei. n does not bother roi much, but I must say that there ls no other place In the world where there would be any iuch non? sense In Europe they have many such flgurei on coins ind on windows In churches. The trustees of the llbrarv do not object. It la only the Commoa Council whoie eenie of modeity seem* to have beeg shocked. 'Hont aolt oul mal y pense," " said MS. nnx. as he bowed the reporter out.