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rarVs. Feb 12 -F.de.in Breton, twenty-three
sears old, threw a bomb in tho caf* of the Hotel
Terminus, at the Pt Lazare railway station,
this evening. The bomb exploded In the middle
of the roos* and wounded twenty persons.
An lnM rumen tal concert began In the cafe,
whi h ls >>n the ground BOOT 'if the hotel, at 8
k A little before 9 o'clock a pale, thin
young man. nita a light, pMnted beard, paid for
a <!r!nk which he had taken nt a table In the
ni'.rtdl<'? of the room, and started to go out When
near the door he turned sud Irnly, drew a bomb
'.? sn hla coat, and threw 1. toward a group of
person* who had nat next to him. The bomb
Straw an electric light fixture, then fell on a
marble label and exploded.
The great hot.'l and station were rocked by the
Shook. The mirrors, Windows and door were
1 ira tO atoms. The c liing and floor were rent,
a:.d the walla we*e cracked. A dense, offensive
? filled the caf* for four minutes, and In
the obscurity the bmih-thrower escaped. When
tli? nmoke cleared away, it was found that five
Bl were severely wounded and that fifteen
h i 1 slight injuries. The bomb had been filled
with bullets and roach Mtl of Inn. which had
riddled tho furniture sad walls and inflicted
n. ll of th.- wound*.
After leaving the caf*, the bomb-thrower
Marted down lb* ?trott on a run. Three police
had Jual pa?Dil in an omnibus when the
explosion occun '?? They were going on duty,
and Jumped to thc street the moment they saw
igll \. The young man rimed on them
te Mm to atop, and fired five
Policeman Poisson Ml badly wounded In
! Lenoir and Bigot, however.
continued the pursuit and, with the help of
tnd a walter named Tipsier,
overpowered and ari?tad the bomb-thrower.
. I . UM polios station In the Rue
I, where he paw his nanv and age.
f Polio*, M Laurent, Chief Secre?
tly lo M. Dnbost, Minister ot the Interior, and
U ???h--! hinh officials were ?ummoood ko
the stat) n nt. l 'i>- examination or thc prison*?
rn is begun, Police Commissary Ganai taking
United Prats eorraapondsnl was admitted
afoecou Polio* Office soon after
iffed bstwoaa two
I .' | tl ? tracts of to* hasty
Hight and th- tussle wits th. polio*. Other
, an i comfortable, tv ?? re*
f his i ut had rsi? ti. l ? collar
l?s* fiann*! shirt and the g*n*ral garb of a
.1. In his pockets lbs p >Uot had
r of hi knuckles, a dagger, a
Usn knife, a si X-ChOU) bored revolver, a gold
balf-loals, tw i fram i lt ros, eleven sous and a
sjii.mM silver i bel containing a look of brown
hair fled with a ribbon. At flit he refused to
talk, fellini * thst it was th. lr business
ss fir bi was kiter giving his nasas
and age, he again beoansi si',, nt Finally he
add"d that bs iras a cabinet-maker, and had
arri- - fri ni Hars*tll*s this morning.
"1 B, 1 nSS an Anarchist!" bs SS lalrivl irately
In r. I relti .'? I questions, "and the
the bourgeoises I killed the better it
? und of the explosion, the
? ? ? s <,' the wounded had at
I ! 'the Hotel Terminus.
Its sent; Bouffe snd Tnjrsuu offer.-.l their
sa Th- | lagos and drugs
?'. and dressed th*
wounds of lbs Injured, some of whom had I.n
? a ht the hot<l. others to thc
dm.: ' - IghbOl
V ll ly an Incomplete list of the ln
Jur-l could be btalned lt iras as follows: M.
ll I-gs pierced by bullets and pieces of
bli i. B inc, of No M Ros d*Amster
shinb ms tra - ired; Mme Le Blan '?
tr 'her. ear spilt aril body bruises; unidentified
man. wound* l In the Intestines by a flying piece
of marble; lleesra lianne, Vanheet, Poejuet, Fou
bert, I'.tv rn .nd and Laustan, cut or torn by
: ? irble or glass.
fragments nf th* bomb Indicate that lt
was a Un 1>"X. perhaps, a sardine- box. The ex
i i tallied a chlorltic powder.
An sye-wltaess of the capture .-f Breton de
scrlbed it as follows: "As Policeman Poisson fell
Pref, n stumbled, but h.- saved himself, and al
? tly Bred again al tbs crowd of pur
behlnd the other policeman. A woman
dangerously wounded, to the pavement.
i ? ti continued to ii lurlsh his revolver after he
had emptied lt. A policeman struck him in the
fitly with th.- Hat of his sabre, and
Breton fell, bul I nly lo rise and StrugglS fiercely
when the p ill :emar laid hands on him lt was
only with difficulty that the poHes prevented the
crowd from lynching him."
The police say that four persons who were
pass.ng th* Hotel Terminus when the explosion
occurr- i wi rs SSVerely Injured. One of the four
may die before morning.
ship axABcanm to bmolaxix
Paris, F "h. lt.?An Anarchist named Bolsson. one
of the m-ny arrested in the course of the recent
| ralda SI Anarchist haunts, was convicted to?
day of having SSptOttrss In his possession. The
J'Hge sentenced him to four months' Imprisonment.
Bolsson stood In a defiant attitude while sentence
w*s being proaouaesi upon him. As the Judge
I, the prisoner, who had a large piece of
bread In his har.d, threw Die bread at the Judge,
I striking hm on the nose. As I
threw the bread he shouted, addressing his remarks
lo t!>? Court and th.- court attendants: "You are
B Crowd of ptsa. We will Wow you ail uj>. Long?
live Anarchy."
The act of the prisoner create] for a time great
? ?.' In the .-our', many of tte.se prassat
thinking the pk ??? sf bread was a bomb.
Berne. F.-i. U The Federal Council han do?
dd* 1 to expel from Switzerland thirteen men who
sr.- suspe. ted of being Anarchists. Am mg the
number are Giovanni Ot Uno, who conies from
Turin; Rossi, from Milan, and CavarMnnl. from
Mantua. All the others are Germans or Austrians.
The passage to England of the expelled men will
be paid by the Government.
London, Fr-to. 12.?Though there was an uncertain
tone in the bar silver market to-day, the price made
? n advance of Sd. an oui.ee. At th? close of the
market on Saturday the price was 2t?^d. Early in
the day the market showed a disposition to ad
raaat, sad at the close (ks prue had reached SO VI. I
in the House of Commons to-day Edward Gour- I
ley asked if the (soeoraassat of India intended to
levy an import duty on sliver In bars or coined.
Q. ? E. Russell, Parliamentary Hecretary of the
Ind.a office, replied that all the BtWaasabl relating
to tax^iun In India would be announced in the
annual gtssggt The proposals for the coming year
Lad not been definitely fixed.
In an arti, le reviewing India's trade returns, "The
Tim. m" denies that the <!oMng of the Indian mints
to sliver has been proved te be a failure. ??.Never?
theless," adds the Witter, "the mobt ardent advo?
cate ot m. change will he unable to claim it as a
suecem If U>? suece-a be ultimately e*taus?
l?lla? Imlustrlal exerts to ?llver-u?in? countriw
and hy the Ulmlnutlon of the balance of trade from
which her gold obligations to England are d s
eharaed.'' "The,Time." understand that Lord
Kimberley resolved to defer action until the present
*xp.-riment shsll have been fslrli tried Sotlfins
?hort of a resolution of the li mst of Commons will
uiduce him to reopen tht mints. Moreover he u
OetMTninwi to carn' out the wiles of bills weekly at
SJ,*tCk*1 "?? "I*'111 n*t consent to any Import
d^y^on sliver, with the object of u;pb*ldlog iSS* j
London. Feb. 12.?A dispatch from Rio Janeiro
says: "It ls reported that the existing Cabinet
crisis ls likely to cause the prolongation of the
slate of siege. The Insurgents are solidly estab?
lished on lina Raza. Dispatches from .Santos
say that an insurgent force has debarked at
Ignr.pe. and is marching upon sa.> Paulo, a
dispatch from Kio Grande do Kui says that Um
Government forces have recently hst ;i battle
in the interior of that province. It ls said that
Ml government soldiers were billed or wounded
and that n large quantity of arms and ammu?
nition WOTS talon by tn,- Insurgent*."
Montevideo, Keb. 12.?A dispatch dated nt Rio
Janerio on February n says: "The insurgents
attacked Annacao nt 4 o'clock this morning.
Their launches canted a strong force from
C< nseieao to the landing place in half an hour.
Tbs HtUicklng party was not discovered until
the officers began tp land their men. There was
heavy firing for some time, and then the Gov?
ernment troops retreated, leaving forty men and
ftes "libers captives and six officers and flfty
or sixty men dead on tho field. Between 4:i"
and o o'clock about LOM Government troops
were brought up to the aid of the garrison, and
the combined forces advanced under a heavy
fire from the machine and Krupp guns on Cain
Island. Admiral da Gama called into action
more troops from Conccicao and brought his
launches and the warshln Ltberdade near shore.
The Government troops lost heavily. Their
advance was stopped and ns they had begun to
run short of ammunition, they were soon yield?
ing ground to thc insurgents. The attacking
i ec* pressed forward until within 1,000 yards of
Armacao, but was eventually withdrawn, na tbs
Government troops were constantly receiving re?
inforcements. The Ltberdade and the launches,
aided by the Aquldaban, kept back thc gerri
while the Insurgents were embarking. The
Llberdade was the target of a hot fire, but re?
mained uninjured.
Before noon the Insurgents had left the main?
land, after spiking the guns of the Armacao
battery. The insurgents lost between fifty and
sixty killed and wounded. Among the dead wens
five officers. The Government force ls supposed
to have lost about 150 privates and fifteen ..Ul?
cers. Admiral Da Gama is said to have been
wound In the neck and arm, but neither in
Jury is dangerous.
Had lt not been for the arrival of Government
reinforcements the victory of the insurgents
would have been complete. The superiority of
the enemy's numbers discouraged the insurgent
marines. The Government has strongly rein?
forced the Nlctheroy garrison.
The German bark Nanny, Captain Muller, ar?
rived here yesterday, fifty-six days out from Rio
de Janeiro. Captain Muller said that while he was
lying In the harbor of Rio the Ship was frequently
struck by stray shots. One day. while he was walk?
ing in the streets of Rio, In comj>:uiy with a Cap?
tain Harburjr. a spent hall hit Captain Hurl w\.
the knee. One nifrht. when the hark was anchored
off the end of a pier. Captain Muller, who was on
deck, struck a match to read th-- address of a let?
ter which had been handed to him. At once a
shower of bullets rattled ai>out the vessel, striking
the rall and the binnacle. The people on shore evi?
dently thought the light was In ona of Da Gan,a's
HSJ THE PEEKS TO 8!'Rl:FN^!'.'.l
London. Feb. 12? A meeting of the Cabinet wa?
held at the official residence of Mr. Gladstone In
Downlng-st. t >-day, prior to the reassembling of
the House of Commons.
It ls stated that Mr. Gladstone proposes to
drop the Parish Councils bill and the Employers'
Liability bill, and to make an appeal to the
country within a month.
After the Cabinet Council ended to-day, the
Executive Committee of the National Liberal
Federation obtained permission to put a |
lutlon before the annual meeting of thc Fi ri
Hon, declaring that no further mischievous
meddling by the House of Lords shall detract
from the work of charter reform which the rep?
resentative house ls authorized to carry out.
It ls reported that the delegates will be asked
to approve a resolution declaring that the ..
tlnuance of a house of hereditary legislators has
become intolerable, and that the House of Lords
has been allowed to exist too long.
The meeting of the National Liberal Federa?
tion in Portsmouth opened to-day. Robert Spence
Watson, the president, said in his Introductory
addrese that he rejo.ced in the recent conduct
of the Peers. They had acted In the manner
best calculated to bring to the front the question,
not of?mending them, but of ending them. The
day for forgiving the Iniquities of the Peers,
even If they should repent, had gone. Loud ap
plause greeted this declaration of principles.
The Liberal and Radical Union, at its meet?
ing t.-day, passed a resolution denying the right
of th.- House of Lo.Ms to return to the country
the bills passed by the House of Common* The
resolution also condemned the institution of the
upper house as a danger to th.- State.
The Duke of Devonshire, leader of the Liberal
Unionises, has calied a meeting of his parlia?
mentary party for Thursday. This meeting will
be asked to declda whether or not the parly
shall support Lord Salisbury against the Com?
mons. Joseph Chamberlain, Liberal Unionist
leader in the Commons, will ndvlse the Peers
to surrender rather than provoke tho decisive
The House of Comrtona met to-day pursuant
to the adjournment hud on January 12. The
business transacted wai entirely formal. There
was only a thin attendance of members In the
body of the House, but tie lobbies were well
filled. The members expect that to-morrow the
Government will make a d?clamtlon rejecting
the amendments made by thc House of Lords to
both the Parish Councils ant Employers' Lia?
bility bills ? _
Lisbon, Feb. 12.?The British itenmer Iberia,
from South American ports, arrived here to-day.
She sailed from Rio Janeiro on Juiuary 28, and
brings advices to that date. According to these
advices, which came from lnsirgent sources, the
insurgent cruiser Republic* lad tome up with
the Government transport Itali u, w*lc.h was con?
veying 600 troops and munltlota to sa ni os. The
Republka la said to have rammed the Itaipu,
cutting her down below the w%terM ?d?e. The
transport, lt ls asserted, filled alm<it Instantly
and went down, carrying every on* on board
with her.
The Insurgents had fortified the islands of Con
celcao, Moncangue and Vlanna and were pre?
paring to attack Nlctheroy slmultan?>u?!y with
the dispatch of a land force ftOWl fssyeUba Ray,
twenty-five miles from Rio Janeiro, to attack
the capital from the rear.
There is every probability that the yttlow fever
season will be a bad one. The bay * crowded
with shipping. The Insurgents art Srevintlng
<he sanitary authorities from obtnlningllma with
which to fight the disease.
The Itaipu, which the Insurgents sssert wa* sunk
with her passengers, was reported In a dispatch
sent from Buenos Ayres on February I to bar*
been captured by the Insurgents, lt may b* thia
report which gave rite jo thc rumor of her arlnki.,;,
Paris, Feb. 12.?In the Chamber of Deputies to?
day M. Jules Charles Roux, a well-known manu?
facturer ot Marseilles, a member of the Tribunal
of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce of that
city made B speech In opposition to theron, lnt
proposals of the Government He declared that ts*
acceptance of these proposals would ead lou,
destruction of French commerce and would >*i*s*a
the price of bread, which was already m"'hf^fh?r
to ?Sance than In any other ^iry^un[r1y#e%f:
Ism, he declsred, was ruining |be country. **,
statistics showed that since a protective policy had
been adopted there had been a yearly falling oft
Of M00.M) tons In the amount of freight carried
In France. This policy was a suicidal one, and he
Brgsd that the Government return to some form of
free trade.
? I'l'tltRED. ON EEHRIARY ?.
London, F.b. H.?A dispatch from Amsterdam to
a nows agsncy here says that there are rumors g)f
the loss of the transatlantic steamship Obdam.off
the Netherlands. The Rotterdam agents of the
Netherlands-American Steam Navigating Company,
which owns th" Obdam, *i"'nk OT the rumors ni
ridiculous. They say .'.hat the obdam called at
poul gne on February 3. and could not possibly
have been off the Dutch coast within the last few
days. _
The Obdam, formerly the Rrltlsh Queen, ta a
rosa 1 of UTI tons, and was built at Helfast In
1SHV She sallerl from Rotterdam for New-York on
February ::. As sin- ls a thirteen-day boat In winter,
she will bs dua hers the last of this week.
landon, Feb. 12.?The St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Central News siys: "l'pon the advice of his
physician. Dr. BacherJIn, the r'znr will make his per?
in.nico; residence In the Crimea or Kleff, as the St.
Petersburg climate does not agree with his BQSKh
divver 'I i.ikiti;nants. IN THE COURT
Tammany's versatility in election fraud ls be?
ing strikingly exemplified In the cases now on
trial before Judge Barrett in the Court of dyer
and Termlner. The third of these was begun
yesterday, and lt revealed a method of crime
snttrely different from those practised in the two
previous cases. The many trials still to come
will doubtless develop many other novelties In
Schemes tor a dishonest ballot and an unfair
Tho present defendant ls Dennis J. Buckley.
one of Police Jostles Div vet's lieutenants In the
lld Assembly District, He was one of the board
Of Inspectors of the Eighteenth Election Dis?
trict of the lld Assembly District, his associates
being Joseph K. Anderson, Republican, and
Fargal J. Gallagher, Democrat. All three were
Indicted. Assistant District-Attorney Wellman
ha i expected to try Gallagher first, but an?
nounced to Judge Barrett that the witnesses for
the pe..pk- in this (iso had suffered a remark?
able lapse of memory sines they told their stories
to him three weeks ago. Now he was unable to
get them to recollect any of their testimony.
Therefore he first called that of Buckley.
William V. Howe objected to this change of
plan. Mr. Howe, with Edward F. Walsh, has
been retained to defend Buckley. Doubtless
Tammany leaden WOTS beginning to be alarmed
over the rapid succession of th" convictions ob?
tained by Mr. Wellman of guilty election in
Bpectora It was n.seary to make a strong
fight for Buckley. District-Attorney Fellows had
assigned George Gordon Battle, one of his as
slatanta, to aid Mr. Wellman.
Judge Barrett decided that as all the cases
were on the calendar, the prosecuting attorney
could chose any one he pleased, so the trial of
Buckley Was boffin M at Of th- day was spent
in getting the Jury, which consists of the fol?
lowing: Jacob Ash, clerk, No. TH) Lexlngton-ave.;
Marni.?viii.' Odell, carpenter, No. Bl Bast One
nundred-and'HfteenUi-sL; Ralph R. Getst, men's
furnishing goods, Ni 2X0 Bast One-hundred-end
twenty-fourth-at.; William Walker, No. 2
Madlson-ave.; Charles E. Bernis, calico
printer, No. 101 West Beventy-flfth-et.; BU
Samuels .clothing. Na nt West Eighty-seventh
St.; Michael Duggan, salesman. No. 207 Bast
nth-sL; Alfred E. Pourtaln, No. Il West
11.hundred-en l-twenty-etgnth-et.; Samuel H.
Chubb, machinist, Na i1(> Weet One-hundred
and-twent\-foiirth-st.; Jnmes G. Winship, me?
chanical engineer, N<>. wi West One-hundred
and-forty-fiftQ-st.; Cornelius E. Anderson, cash?
ier, Na 19 w st One-hundred-and-twenty
r urth-st . and Williatn A. Stewart, manager,
No. 1,SM Washing!on-aVO.
Mr. Wellman's opening address waa brief. He
said that Buckley had allowed the easting of
sn Illegal VOtS by a man unknown to the prose?
cution. S..nie one had voted In the name of
John Reilly In the morning, and when Reilly
came to the polling place In the afternoon, he
had to swear In his vote. Buckley knew Reilly;
In fact, lived in the same house with him, and
therefore must have connived at the illegal vote.
His plan was to have the surplus of votes drawn
out In such a way as to wipe out entirely the
Republican vote.
Bellly testified first. He said he lived at No.
31 Cbery-St last yar, but found the place un?
pleasant after having testified against Buckley
before the Grand Jury. Ills neighbors cast so
many slurs on him that he thought lt better to
move, and Went to No. 4"0 Madlson-st. He had
lived in the former bouse nearly a year. Buck?
ley also lived there Ht.; had known Buckley for
s.ven or eight years. His mother had known
the deft ndant'S |.arents In Ireland. The wit?
ness saw Buckley almost every evening while
they lived In the same house.
< ?n election day. Reilly voted at about 2:30
O'clock As soon as the ballot clerk called out
his name. Hinkley said: "Somebody hits voted in
Reilly's name." The witness did not see him
look Into his registry boob before making this
announcement. lb illy then swore in his vote.
"Was Buckley In the place when you regis?
tered?" Judge Barrett asked.
"Ile was."
"Did b* recognize you when you registered?"
the Jud*?.- further asked.
Yes. slr."
"When you voted, did he recognize you?"
"Weil, not exactly."
It also came out that some one had been sent
into the booth with him, although he was
neither blind nor disabled. Reilly caused some
merriment l.y savin? that he had Intended to
Vote the Democratic ticket, nut on HnrtlnK that
BOOM "'ie had bSSH all..wed to vote In his name,
he put In a Republican ballot.
Mr. Howe's cross-examination related chiefly
to whether Huckle/ had looked Into his book
bef.ire announcing that some one had voted lu
Reilly's name. The witness wobbled a little on
this point. Tho trial will goon to-day.
I'.ter Neville, who was convicted last Wednes?
day, will be sentenced to-morrow.
nmg coori:irs WMMOMT WOWOMMD.
TVS exercises for Founder's Day. celebrating the
one hundred and third anniversary of the birth of
Peter Cooper, were held laat evening- under the
auspices of the Alumni and Associated ('lasaea of
Cooper I'nlon. Kdward <'.wiper, who was lntroduce.1
by Anthony J. Grlllln, president of the Alumni As?
sociation, pr?ld Sd. and was enthusiastically re
oelved He Introduced the Rev. l>r. J. H. itylance,
Who dellv?red a short prayer. Then followed the
musical numbera on the prigrnmme.
Orations were delivered by Ml** Mary Van rieef
on "Peter Cooper a* s Philanthropist"; John fi*ron
i nell, "Peter Ca per st s aferchsnt,M and Phillp p.
Fa rle j. "Un ?ln and Cooper.'"
Th*' nt- rh r of th.- hall was gsyly decorated jrlth
! flam and bunting, and over the sneaker's chair ??was
s finely executed bust of the mender.
Ban Francisco, gab. 12 -The first celebration at
tba Midwinter Bspoeition by a fraternal organ?
ization t.,ok pla..- to-day. It was In honor of the
Independent Order of Good Templar* Th* weather
was pleasant ind tb* ?TOWnO* WOTS crowded.
Nashville. Keb. ll! bast Thursday nljrht Henry
Bnoddy and hfs wife were murdered anil robbed at
their boms, ta Union County This morning "Ham"
Gwynne, a nephew or Mr. Bnoddy, waa arrested
charged with the crime He stoutly denies hts
Kiillt bul says he has a clew to the real murderer,
which he has Riven th* officers.
San francisco, Feb ll A Pinkerton detective
arrived hers yestsrday, bavtoi In custody Joseph
ll.iim who Red from Natchez. Miss., last autumn
after 'having stolen about tldu.oui worth of bonds,
Interest coupons and Jewelry from his sister-in
law. Mrs. rjusan Schwartz. He will be returned to
rain a IOTUUCAII IWBEPg th::
Chicago, Feb. 12.?The worst blizzard, so far BS
the Weather Bureau rc-cords show, for twenty
three years raged here to-.lay. BtSSOt traffic
was greatly Impeded, and walking was accom?
panied with great danger to Hf* and limb, Many
persons were Injured by being Mown to the
ground and against waihi and DOStl by the wind.
The wind's velocity was eighty miles an hour,
the highest ever recorded for this city, and al?
most double the velocity of the Wind which is
blowing a blizzard In the Western States. The
following statement was mads by the chief of
the Weather Bureau this morning:
"This storm started on the south coast of Cali?
fornia Saturday morning, and Sunday lt struck
Texas, Then lt turned to the northeast and in?
creased In energy. This morning lt was central
In the Ohio Valley. Thors ls over Lake Superior
.an area of very high pressure, and Its prox?
imity to the storm centre of the Ohio Valley has
caused the abnormally high wind In th's vicinity,
The storm has stopped in the Southwest, and
will stop In this neighborhood to-night and be
followed by fair weather with a cold wave to?
morrow. Thc wind will Shift to the northwest
from the northeasterly to-morrow morning and
moderate Kreatiy. The storm is now moving east?
ward. This is the highest steady wind since the
bureau was established thirty-two years ago.
The thermometer ls V, degret I abovfl tero, but it
will go down to zero when the wind abate*"
The wind was so furious at the corners where
"sky-scrapers" are built, especially the Monad
nock and Annex Block bounded by Jackson.
Van Ruren and Dearborn sts. and Custom II
Place, that extra policemen gave all their atten?
tion to the pedestrians. Doxens of women were
lifted off their feet and blown to the ground or
else pushed across thc streets until they came
in violent contact with walls, posts and other
obstructions. Mrs. Rrahany, of No. Ml South
Cllnton-st, a charwoman at the Art Institute,
was lifted In the air and dashed against tbs Ure
plug at Dearborn and Van Buren sta Two of
her ribs were broken and lt ls believed she ls
Internally Injured, She lay In the snowdrift until
men rushed to her rescue and the polios ambu?
lance took her home. Tho gusts of wind rM'.T
blinding particles of snow frightened men as well
as women from attempting to cross Dearbom-St.
at Van Huren. Civilian., and policemen became
a volunteer brigade, and on the principle that In
union there ls strength they locked arms with
the belated ofBCO-WOrkeiS and cn Bsed In safety.
At the Stock Yards there was a practical sus?
pension of business all the morning. No buyers
were to be seen. Stock trains were late, and
when they dil arrive were covered with gnow.
In the suburbs the storm was felt with rather
more severity than In the heart of the city. At
Evans! >n thc booseg which line Sheridan Drive
along the lake shore caught the full force of the
blizzard. The wind piled the snow up Sgalnst
the front doors, lilied up their Verandas and
made any gening out of .loots almost Impossible
except upon the most urgent necessity.
i'no of the big front windows of. the Leland
Hotel was blown In early this morning a' I
beginning of the storm. The glass was blown
clear across one of the parlors l.v the force of
the wind, but the window was I. trded up be?
fore any serious damage was done hy tb* snow.
The drifted snow and the high wind played
havoc with the mall service. X' arly all the mall
trains wor* late, and from some of them no tid?
ings were receive,1 until larc In the day. All the
r.<ids suffered, both the Eastern and the West?
ern trains being from one to eight hours Int*
At 10 o'clock nothing had been heard from the
Chicago and Alton train due nt 7 o'clock. I. ?? al
delivery of mail was seriously Interrupted.
The driving snow made signals .ci railroad
tracks practically OIllsSS and caused a collision
between two freight trains on the Laka Shore
tracks. Several cars were wrecked.
The storm played havoc with the Lincoln anni?
versary exercises which were held In all the
schools during the afternoon. The attendance
Of pupils was small.
Omaha, Keb. 12.?Nebraska ls snowbound
In the strictest sense of the word. For the last
twenty-four hours a terrille bllssard has pre?
vailed throughout the State, piling the snow In
enormous drifts. Tho fall has l.tj aboul twelve
inches, ami following th.. eight-Inch fall of snow
Thursday last makes th.- depth at least twenty
Inches. The cold ls extremely serere, With few
exceptions Omaha traffic of avery description is
suspended. Trains in eery direction last night
were abandoned. The mail trains ari' being g 'i
through with difficulty. The high Wind has been
piling the snow In great drifts. Reports from the
Interior show stock in g.1 OOttdltlon and fann?
ers are pleased with the Immense snowfall, as lt
assures a fine winter wheat crop.
st. Louis, Pea, vi- At ii o'clock las! night
snow began falling here and continued through?
out the night until this murnini:, when about
ten inches covsred the ground. Tn* sn >w con?
tinued the greater part of the day. Reports re?
ceived this morning show that th" storm is gm
eral throughout Missouri and surrounding States.
Railroad trafllc ls badly delayed, nearly all Mains
being from one to four hours Int* The local
observer at the weather bureau this morning Is?
sued u cold wave bulletin and predloti I t t I I
cf ,1.) degrees in the temperature before to?
morrow. This w aild place ti"- mercury 10 de
aline below zen.
I let rolf, F-'b. 12.- The preat southwest?
ern blizzard reached this city about lu o'clock
this morning and raged furiously. Reports I rom
all ..vcr the State show that thc blizzard ls pre?
All street-car trafllc here ls badly crippled, and
Some of the electric lines are comph tely clogged.
The wind ls blowing fifty miles au hour and
Increasing in velocity. All railroad trains are
coming In late, and the different roads ai* pre?
paring to send out snowploughs.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Feb. ll'.?The wind ls
blowing at the rate of sixty miles an hour here,
and the snow ls drifting badly. The blizzard ls
the worst her' In years, and the storm ls general
from Forty Wayne to the Straits of Mackinaw.
Some damage to outbuildings has already re?
Cleveland. Feb. 12?A severe wind nnd snow?
storm from the northwest struck this city this
morning, and for a time thc wind blew at a
sixty-mile galt. From all the railroads came re?
ports that the snow and wind had greatly Im?
peded trains and nearly all WO!* late. Street
car traffic was almost entirely suspended on ac?
count of the snow, which fell feater lhan tbs
entire force of aweepers could keep tho tracks
Renton Harbor. Mich.. Feb. Il The severest
Storm of the season hus been rania*; for th,, past
t.-n hours; a genuine Dakota blizzard ls on with
a forty-mils northeast Wind. All trains ar* de?
layed from two to throe hours and electric car
lines run only with dOUblS motor |x?wer, ami
business ls generally at a standstill.
Ray City, Mich., Feb. ll?A furious blizzard
struck her.- early this morning and still rages.
The weather ls Int.-ns. ly cold and business |sj
practically at a standstill.
Kansas City, Mo.. Feb. 12. The worst snow?
storm in years raged all over Kansas and Mis?
souri yesterday and last night, and to-day%ot
a single train In the two States ls on time.
The snow averaged from a fo.it to two f,.,.| ,,?
the level. High WlOdS a.. .mp i nie I |t, a|?| ?,
some points In eula it is twent) or thirty f,.(.t.
deep. At many places th- schools art dos,. | >,,
day. In towns with street railways the sstvluo
was paralysed. This was particularly true of
this etty. Leavenworth, Topeka and Fort Scott,
The snow was dry and the telegraph service
was not injured.
Fort Wayne. Ind., Feb. 12.?The worst blizzard
In years raged here to-day. All traffic ls sus?
pended and street-, ar travel abandoned. The
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago passenger
train No. 39 was snow-bound at Convoy. Ohio.
At noon four cars lorded with perishable freight
couM not be moved away from the downtown
station with four engines.
A small Western bli:./..ml came to town yes?
terday with sleet and sn.cv and a cold and
piercing wind. In the morning tho wind sprang
up from the northeast, and, increasing In force
as the div wot,, on, brought threatening, heavy
weather on land and SSS* observer Ininn, In
his nest on top of the Equjtabls Building, knew
from his telegrams from all over the country
thal the storm was coming, and hoisted signals
warning ships not to put to sea. From Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois the wires brought
word of the ?en lily and th" rapid eastward
r".sh of the storm. Tlc Western Union wires
w.ie reported nt night to be working satisfac
torlly to the West and South, though all th*
Wt ?rn wires were constantly bringing In ac?
counts of the storm In the regions through which
they parsed.
By 2 o'clock In the afternoon the snow was
falling rapidly In this --ity and the wind was
driving It about, and swirling it Into drifts at all
tlc sri-et comers. In tho afternoon the horse
cars [int on four horses and the cable-cars kept
their tracks clear by sending otu sweepers. A
large contingent of the army of the unemployed
found work In sweeping the sidewalks. At ii
o'clock the snow had become so fine that when
one walk.-l against the wind It sifted Into his
eyes and made pedestrianism anything but
a pleasure.
Hy 10 o'clock the fine snow had become sleet,
though under foot lt was sloppy and "sposhey."
It was the most widespread and thc most
? storm of the winter so far. It was central
over Louisville early In the morning, but lt
rapidly moved to the northeast. There were
really two belts of storm in the country. South
of the Tennessee Valley it was raining heavily,
and nuth of lt it was snowing. The two belts
of storm threatened to unite over New-York.
It was cold In Ncw-Kngland and In the lake
The telephone lines in this city were not inter?
fered with, as most of the wires are underground.
A c i| l wave ls expect I to follow the storm and
then there aili h.. go d sleighing
When the storm came down on the city yester?
day it caught all the horsed sm .nth shod, and
there was much slipping and falling in the
streets, in Chambers-et, near the Court
i. use, no less than five horses fell within two
Ti,.- temperature rose slightly as the day faded
into night, and al 10:30 o'clock tba Weather Bureau's
official thermometer <>n top of the Kquitable
Building registered -"? di gross above nra and
iher., were Indications of a further rise in tho
course of the night. At ll o'clock three-ouarters
nf a loot of snow- had fallen in this city.
Mr. nunn said last night: "The storm centre
has divided and made two storm centres. One
is off the Middle Atlantic Coast, and one ls In
th" lower lake region. This, of course, keeps up
high winds over all the Intervening country.
The ninds are especially high all along the At?
lantic Coast. At Block Island lt ls blowing
sixty mile-; an hour, and in this city about thirty
sis miles an hour."
Th.- high win.ls are expect.-.1 t i continue ail
to-day, a ri.', the weather to become colder. There
v. ;- <.r::e trouble with the telegraph wires re
ported In the evening from tho Arkansas Valley
and T.-xas. The manager Of the Western Union
operating-room said last nUrht: "We are in fair
W'.st. bul lt is blowing ard snowing all
the way to Washington."
Considerable trouble wasexperlerccdln theearly
part of the evening with the wires between this cl ty?
an.! Washing! in, but they worked better later on.
From the West reports came In of the blocking
of railroad trafllc, and to preserve the balance
of the Fastern and Western worlds the cable
brought news of a gr.-at gale howling over the
British IsLs. There ls ii. dnibt but that great
damage was done ti shipping by yesterday's
storm, and that to-day the news of mans- wreck*
will come in. The gale blew on shore and lt was
a fortunate ship that "clawed off shoro" and
- a room last night. The blinding sleet
added another dement of danger to the high
se rs and Acre* gales, and a sailor's lot was not
a happy one. The man on shore was not par?
ti whirly comfortable, but the man at sea was
not only in discomfort hut in peril.
T!i- lndi.atl.ns late last night were that the
sleet would change to rain by daybreak. The
ferry-boats made their trips with difficulty after
night came down, and a trip on one of the lon;,'
romes, such as the Staten Island and South
Brooklyn ferries, was anything but pleasant.
Coming after such a beautiful day as Sunday, the
stormy wcath.-r of yesterday seemed especially
WV) re. A man who could sit before an open fire
yesterday and hear the storm howl around the
corners of Iii-; notlSS W8* comfortable; those who
had t i be out In tho storm were miserable.
BUNDING] snow KIO THE spinals, and THE
Fremont, Ohio. Feb. 12.?In a blinding snow?
storm, which had he.'ii raging all the morning,
freight trnin No. 40, west bound, and east-bound
light freight Ne. Zt on the Wheeling and I.ake
Erle Railroad came Into collision two miks vest
of Hell-vu-' at about LOJO o'clock Both engines
and several freight cars were smashed and piled
up In confusion. A special train was Immediately
sent from Norwalk with a number of physicians
on Hoard, and work r/SS at once hegtin to rescue
the trainmen who were still In the wreck, lt
was found that Connell, th.- engineer, and IfcMuU
I. n, thc fireman of engine -?>, Johnson, the brake
man, and "Bam" stowell, the engineer of engine
SJ \\.|,. itilled. No. L'5 eras running behind passen?
ger train No. 9. which was ordered to carry sig?
nals. \t Bellevue frelgbt No. N nwt the passen.
H<-r train, and, believing the way to he clear, started
out. Ii Ls evident that the engineers failed to see
the etgnalS on account of the storm.
Chicago. Feb. 12. -A dispatch to "The Herald"
from Memphis, Tenn., says. "From present Indl
eatlons the Hoods In the lower Mississippi Valley
last year will be repeated this spring. The big
rtver las been Tining at a rapid rate during the last
thr.e days, the water i<i\ the gauge last night regis?
tering twenty-one feet and six Inches, a rise of
Bearii tares lest since Friday night. This ls higher
th.in ever Defoe* known at this season of the ye.\r.
Th" daagsr Un* at Memphis ls thirty-two feet, but
aa the upper rivers are all full and Rending down
enormous volumes of water, lt will be bul a few
days before that ngura will h.- roached on the
The Cumberland. Tennessee, St. Krancl*.
White and Arkansus rivers are on the rampage;
the lowlands alon* tho.-., itreama have been flooded
and the inhabitants driven to the hills.
"Heavy rains have fallow af Fort Smith, Ark..
during the past week, and the Arkansus and PO
teau rivers are both high and rising. It has been
raining all day and ninny of the water-couraea
throughout the country are out of their banks."
iarsnas I.ake. N. Y., feb. 12. The worst storm
of the season ls now rnKlng here. The thermom?
eter has dropped 42 degrees in four hours and now
r- ulsters K below zero. Snow ls falling and, aided
by a terrille west wind, ls drifting badly.
Kingston. N V., Feb. 12.-One of the 'severest
gaOWStormi of the eSSSOa set In this afternoon at
aboul :i o'clock. The wind E Howse] ? gale from
the northeast, and people fr.nn the country towns
tai the roads are drifting badly. Trains are all
behind time. Reports from along the river atate
thal luge forces of men were put to work thia
morning storing the Ice crop, but that owing to
tlie severity of thu storm work had to be aua
p.m.Ld In the afternoon.
. .pei town, x. v.. iv]., il Bllssard weather ,
, ri valla h. re to nlghl The wis i ls blowing s gah
and -now ls falling rapidly. The mercury marka '
u point but Utile above *ero
Saratoga, N. Y? Feb. U (Bpeclap.-A northeast
Continued Ton, Third Pace,
WAR rflgft'T*? HEED UP
P0fj EMEEA'l I'iN.
In loving memory of thc great patriot Abra*
ham Lincoln, the Republican Club, of this city,
dined last night at Delmonico'* The member*
of the club fittingly esl orated the birthday of
Lincoln by one of the moat successful dinner*
ever given by the cjub, and had fO*e great R*?
publican leader been nbls to return to earth
last night he would have wished for no other
testimonial of the great love the people bear
for him than th* presence of SSJCb a represen?
tative assembly which had mot to eat and drink
to his memory. At. every monti in of Lincoln's
name a chi er went up from c.-.-ry man present,
and lt waa not until midnight that the grand
qualities that made Lincoln dear to his country*
men ceased lo be lauded. At that time the din?
ner came to an end. and the things which had
male lt a SUOOSSS SOCams incidents that will
live In the archives of tho Republican Club of
the City of New-Y ?k.
Besides talking about Lincoln the speakers
made frequent reference to thc Republican party,
Its glorious pust and the bright hopes lt has
for future prosperity. Lemuel E. Cjuigg. the
newly elected Congressman fi tn the XlVth GEE"
gross District, was heartily cheered, and other
members of the Republican party who were
present received the plaudits of th* enthusiastic
members of thc Republican Club.
The room in which the dinner was given was
decorated with American flags, and SEO** the
table of honor was a large engraving of Lincoln.
At each plate was a beautiful souvenir of th*
occasion in tbs form of aa slf^t*aef*J menu
sard in whico was *, reproduction from th*
painting of Lincoln by Carpenter, and severs!
copies of autograph kiters written by the great
leader. Besid i these there wes a copy of th*
I.m "Why Bh lill the Spirit of Mortal be
Proud," which Lincoln lovel so well, and a
miniature reprodu lion of the emancipation
pn ? (1 unatl m.
Edmund Wetmore, president of the club, oc?
cupied th.- ihair. Around him were: Bishop
John P. Newman. Frederick T. (Ireenhalge. Gov?
ernor of bfsssschusetts; Henry i>. Esterbrooke,
J.hn O. Mela'.. Frank Hiscock, John L. Wil?
son, Judge Edward T. Bartlett, Lemuel E. Quigs;.
Warner Miller, William P. Hepburn, Sereno E.
Payne, John Dalzell, Thomas .1. Henderson and
the Kev. Dr. Robert B. MacArthur.
Some of the others who were present were:
H. H. McClellan, Benjamin Stearns, Louis Stearns,
James Phillips, jr. Dr. Horace T. Hanks, Alfred H.
Mason. George J. Besbur . F, M. Fray, A. L. Mer?
riam, ll. A. lc gera, \ li. Balley, George H. Sto?
ver, F. B. Robinson. Job E lb Iges, G. L. MeAl
pin. J. A. Roberts. Col. re.; |.; A McAlpin, William
H. Arn nix, W H. Perkins, c. A Bl ? ?1. C. A. Winch,
A. 1. Engelhardt, ).. L Van Allen, Donald McLean,
Thomas B. I til -rhill. O. M. <'nase. George A.
Rogers, C. H. Height, Rob r Driscoll, jr B. K
afc Alpin, W. Scott Pyle, Colonel 1. G. Gardner, A.
B. Colvin, Charles N. Tain tor. Henry Elliot, A. H.
Gleason. J. McKinley, Jr.; Clarence W. Rowen,Colona!
Frank Cheney, George W. Englleh, W. F. Wakeman*
John W. Sisson, donn H. Knapp, Charles P. Lincoln,
.Fohn Stewart, Pierre J. Smith, General John T.
Lockman, Dr. Thomas M. Dilllngham, A. B. Price,
J. Van Vechten ulcott. Thomas Sturgla, General
Thomas Eckert, W. Babcock, Jr., Charles H. laing*
don, Frank Arnold. V. ll ..rn C. Robert* J. B. Luis,
Thomas K Stewart, Judge Follett. George R. Fitch,
John K. Wlihur. D. <>. Wlckman, Charles E. Bidwell,
Dr. J. Clark Thomas. Charles Gulden. A. B. Hep?
burn. H. c. Conger, E. H. Conkling, E. J, Carter!
charles R. Skinner. Colonel E M. L. Elders. Garf
ret: A. Hobart, B. H. Harper. Thomas H. Carieri
Colonel H. L. Swords, ... ; n Jay Burke, Richard
Ii.eV.s. c Godfrey Paterson, <;. Holland Lea vi ft,
Edward Lauterbacn, E. O. Leach, \v. j. Dixon. IL
1". Randolph, John W. Vr.om.in. c. P. Lounsbury,
George H. Wooster. C. IV. .'. inns. Theodore E.
Hancock. L. L. Seaman, W. H. Hume, J.
i: Mers' Andrew Little, Dr. w. a. Hume.
William Hames. Jr.. C. W. Hackett, J. Ed
gar Leaycraft, Robert P P. -. J. h. Sui
t :i. Ceri <>. Peter* A. B. H immond, M. J.
Cornell, w. li. Kenyon, John Sabine Smith, Robert
J. Kimball, C. w. Fairbank* T. c. Platt, George lt.
Shaw, Henrv E. Tlepke, Benjamin F. Carpenter,
T. Astley Atkins, the Rev. Georgs F. Clover,
St.| h.ri W. Roach, John Van Voorhis. Seth M.
Milliken. Colon.! B. V. K Cruger, Chester S. Lord,
l.or.-n Fletcher, Irving P. Wanger, George W.
Smith, H. ?' Loudegsi ger, Warren li. Hooker,
Captain H. M. Shepard, r H. N ; W. L. Strong,
Alfred II. Conkling, Anson G. McCook, Elihu Root,
Bradford Rhode* George M. Robertson, the R?v. E.
K. Young. Colonel C. Ii. Dennison, Joseph M.
Deuel. John iv. r Clarke, Colonel A. G. Milla,
James A. RJarichard. William Rrookfleld. Edward
C. Jotie?, Otto Irving Wise. E. H. Hins?
dale, James S. Lehmaier, Mortimer C. Addoma,
General Samuel Thoma* Thomee F. Wentworth,
C. Y. W.mille. J.ini-s M. Wan. liing. S. V. gchoon
maker. Benjamin P Fairchild* william Leary,
Henty L. Einstein, George A. Strong, A. II. Steele,
George A. Morrison. Dr. E. F Hush. George West,
Theodore G. peck. Ira M. Hedge* C. C. Shavne,
Mayor Wanser, George B. Inman, .Tullen T. Davie*
Julien T. Davies. Jr.; Abraham Gruber, Henry
Grass*, Monroe J?. Bryant.
When the time came for the speeches, Ed?
mund Wetmore called the noisy clubmen ta
order and spake to them as follows:
Gentlemen of thc Republican Club: To one and all
and to our honored guests 1 bid a hearty welcom*
I see there has been no neel of i ?co;eant-at-arr.is
to get a full quorum and the pr sence of detectives
In evening dress is unnecessary ..>r th re ia no mao
h.;-.- 'better than his party." N- >r seed we fear to
exercise our prlvlli gee aa American citizens, and
give free expression to o ir pride in our common
country, f >r there is no authority here to haul down
the American gag.
We mee: to honor the sacred mein irv of Lincoln,
ami to express our devotion to the Republicen party
ri issert Its prlnciplee recall Its history, and de?
rive from Its glorious past renewed faith In its yet
more ul.irons future.
We nave seen a so-called campaign of education
ending with the amastng spectacle of the repudia?
tion hy Its conductors of all tiny professed t? teach.
Protection den maced as robbery, and then adopted
and embraced In ah*pe so twisted and transformed
that it become* robbery indeed. The necessary rev?
enue proclaimed sa the only constitutional measure
of a tariff, and then s tariff proposed that fails to
produce sn adequate revenue, and plunges the coun?
try Into the Krulf of a deficit The patriotic and
spirited diplomacy that protected the American
Miler in chill, ana upheld the honor of the flag, de?
rided and reviled, said theo, tapoo stories aa to the
marines that would aol a*vs found credence even
If fold to marines, a course of .Hplomacy. or rather
if duplicity, entered upon?which, proceeding from
political blunders to political crimes, has culminated
in a failure thai would be ridiculous if lt were not
humiliating, and leaves us in wonder which ta the
more to be condemned, the spirit that dictated the
itt. met, or th- servility that s. -.-ks t.. I ail lisa lt. V.*#
may be tempted lo suv of the Administration, as
lunlus said of Rori Grafton, t;s distinction ta not
that Your Lordship "always tjose wr>ng by design,
but that rou should n.-vcr do right by mistake.'"
Many are the taus, s thal hive been suggested
is th>> sources of our trouble, lt is the alleged
folly of a former Administration. It ls Induatrtal
llsturbanees that are affecting the whole civilised
world; lt Is the recoil fr .ii ? sceasive and feverish
prosperity. Not so. There ls hut one single cause
it all our trouble and tii.it lu the utter and Irre?
trievable incapacity of the Democratic party, a*
it present constituted, to control or administer the
government of the United States, and there is
ait one remedy, lt ls to reman the Ship of State
with Republican* from quarterdeck to forecastle,
ind turning her from th,* breakers, direct her once
igaln along her former course of proaperlty and
nafety. And WS Sill ft* lt Heil :.l! the daj of
ijattle. The cry that then will pass d iwn the ranks
will not be. "Who nv V up the muster rolls'*" but
'Dow* with the Wlison bill." and "Vp with tb*
baener, blasoned on all Its folds with the motto
if American protection." And would y.>u know the
result? Forecast lt from the event of the hatti*
>n the historic ground ~<t Harlem Heights, where
the gallant young volunteer from our own rest
?nent headed the lien ler band that etormed the
ivrv stronghold of our foes, and planted the Re?
publican flag over the ahatterej majorltlee of tb*
XlVth District.
Mr. Wetmore then introduced Hlshop Newman*
who responded to the toast. "Abraham Lincoln,"
ile spoke as follows:
Mr. Preside!!: and QsntlSgfSO of the RepuhaV
mu Club of the viiy >f New-York! On thal
h. m..rial day let us call the roll of honor;
recount the benefactors of mankind, enumerate
the Illustrious statesmen of the mighty past,
in 1 von will agree with me that there la no name
snore deserving of Immortal renown and more esr
tain of Imperishable lame than the name of Abra
lam lincoln.
Human glory is often fickle aa the winds aaa
transient aa a summer div. but hla place in history
assured. Generailona m..'. poaa away; empire*
nay rise and fall; Governments may change la
torin and substance; rep.!'' ? may be born and
Ile; liberty may be a homeless wanderer
the trlbea of men, but ao long as men shall
weTtty. revere wisdom.admire self* "
patriotism end love Ubetty* so km

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