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, rWyW , ; f SEVENTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA SUNDAY. MORNING , 3B\EBRUARY \ 19 , 1888.-TWELYE PAGES. NUMBER 240. GRIEF AND GLOOM , The Crown Prince's Sickness Sad dens the Gorman Empire. GAIETY BANISHED IN BERLIN. The Royal Patient's Affliction Arouses Universal Sympathy. TEUTONIC SUBJECTS MOURN. Fears Felt For the Health of the Aged Emperor. HIS KINDNESS AND COURTESY. The Congress of American Students to Bo Held at an Inopportune Time For the Attendance of the Professors. The Fatherland In Mourning. ICtijtyright 1SSS by Jamr * Gordon Ilennttt. ] BKUI.IK , Feb. 18. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BKK. ] Berlin , so sajs the papers and people , Is more quiet this winter than It has been since the winter of 1870 71. Most of the gcat public balls have been put off for a year , or , llko actors' balls , have proved utter failures , the single cxcep- tlon to this being on carnival night , when notice was given of over eighty public dances , the majority of which wcro to have been crowded. In higher circles the news from San Remo stopped abruptly whatever gaiety might have been crowded Into the last few days before Lent and postponed ofllcial dinners. People prefer to get together In small numbers. Even then they are apt to talk about the crown prince which is not an enlivening topic , as few Germans think ho will over bo seen again In Berlin or about the kaiser's grief , which is almost equally saddening , as it is generally recognized that the cinpororj has given way moro to his feel ings regarding the crown prince and aged moro in the past thrco months than ho has in the same number of years. Few things have ever moro deeply touched German feelings than the tragedy at San Remo' and their kaiser waiting tearfully for news of his son. The affect of the anxiety becomes dally moro apparent on the aged ruler. Ho keeps up his old gallant habits , going to the opera , rising to greet the ladles presented to him and bending in courtly fashion over their bands , but ho rises only after repeated at tempts and many failures. When ho bows you wonder atthosolf-rostralnt of these near him , who avoid giving offense by not offering aid out of his unhapplncss. Various papers have attempted to get up n sensation rcgaralng the coming regency or throne transferal. Among Germans gener ally ihcro Is no discussion or dcslro to discuss such matters , their view being that the rov'al house is too honest and loyal to quarrel for power over sick beds or death beds. OUT OF JAIL. Graham and Burns Welcomed On Their Release From Prison. [ Copvrty/it JSS8 liy Jamc * Gordon nennett.\ \ LoNDOX.Feb. 18. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ] The Garmo prison releases form the popular excitements of the hour. Fame seldom stands sentinel at the threshold of a jail , but for Irish martyrs and for apostles of frco speech fame has lately become a guardian. This morning , exactly at almanac sunrise , invisible , however , in London , Cunningham Graham , member of * parliament for northwest Lanark , and John Burns , the socialist , were released from Pen- tonvllle prison , having completed six weeks' imnrUonmcnt for taking pait in an unlaw ful assemblage at Trafalgar square. A crowd of men and women took up a position fronting the great gate. Their scarlet banner bore , "Work for all , overwork for nono. Wo ask no boon ; our rights wo claim , " Opposite were posted an Inspector , sergeant and several constables In uniform or * m plain clothes. The morning was cold and dark. A baker in the neighborhood , to show his sympathy , had an early baking of sweet brown loaves , which ho gave away in discriminately to all on the sjiot. Presently nn inspector walked down the long slope accompanied by a gentleman , who had raised his hat , when a cheer was raised , followed by hearty handshaking nil round. Mr. Graham looked much improved. The look of restless anxiety which ho were at court has gone. After the greeting came curious little manifestations of re gard. Two different men offered him small meat pics , which ho accepted , he said , gladly , as ho was very hungry. A few escorted htm to Evans' coffee shop , In Cale donian road , where the party were seated in old-fashioned of the estab the. curlouSj - pews lishment. The place was rapidly filled by sympathizers amongst workiugmen , who crowded the public rooms and pelted him from all slues with questions and congratula tions , and giving the nowsot the recent debates and the result ot the elections. A dozen asked , "What will you take , slrl" and Graham , with his mouth full of the first meat plo , answered , "Coffee , with broad and but ter. " Several women took the matter in baud and ordered eggs and bacon , upon Which ho made an immediate onslaught , Questions poured In without intermission , In reply Mr. Graham said : L I have nothing to complain of in my treat- thent Wo wcro second-class rnisdcmeant : you know. [ A mouth full of bacon. ] I had c < | MUind of oakum to pick every day. I got m letters and saw no friends except ray sollcltoi ono day. [ A mcuth full of egg. ] I got up at 0 o'clock every morning' and had to clean oul my coll. Then for breakfast I had browr bread and ekllly. I only had u plank bed on the first night , and after that a mattrcssand 'tugs. 'tugs.A A great gulp of coffee stopped the spaeot ( or a moments The interval 'wan 'uiadt use of by a dozen fellows complimenting the member on his appearance. "Ho hasn't ' had his hnlr cut , " said one. " "Ho has , " said another. "It looks better as It Is , " remarked n third. "Yes , " answered Mr. Graham , "my hair was cut when I first went In , but it has grown again very fast , and my whiskers and beard wcro trimmed in the fashion I were them nt the time. " Details of the prison diet followed-Ono day six ounces of bread , once a week thrco ounces of meat , another day six ounces of suet pudding , and ono day a pint of soup , liy this tlmo the bacon and eggs wcro consumed and urgent entreaties wcro made to have more , but the pile of bread and butter was still a substantial'one , besides papers of gin ger bread. Cakes wcro handed , and Mr. Graham took all that was offered In a pleas ant way , and his breakfast was made up of a stronger mixture of food than ho probably ever had before. "Did the oakum picking hurt your hands , slrl" "Not In the least , " was the reply , Graham holding up his palms "I was twelve years in South America leading the life of a ranch man. " "Did you sco Burns only twice In chapcli Didn't jou exercise at the same tlmo I" "No , thuy were too clever to allow that , but the second day exercising a prisoner re cognized me , and by some strange method known only to themselves it was quickly spread through every cell in prison. I saw at once from glances subsequently given mo that they knew who I was , " "Did you wear ordinary clothes ! " "Tho ordinary prison clothes. " "What do you think of prison , sirl" "It's good for the appetite , my friend. What touched mo most was this not think ing about myself , you know , but the idea that some poor people were glad to bo In such a place that people are so miserable as to prefer being there to outside. " Then , while a man began to refer to the recent elections , a shout was heard from the outside , and all in the coffee shop , with Graham well to the front , rushed out. On the opposite sldo a crowd , with a social- democratic banner high in air , escorted Burns. The moment ho caught sight of Graham ho dashed out and , running across the roadway , seized the extended hand of his recent prison colleague , and each spoke words of hearty greeting. There was some rapid questioning about hunger , and Mr. Graham said : "I've just eaten two meat pies and a plate of bacon and eggs. " "Glorious 1" exclaimed Burns. "Where's my share ? " An d in another moment the two wcro fac ing ono another in n pew in the coffee shop. Then the people flowed in and crammed every corner , and Burns was greeted by old companions. Burns took from his pocket half a prison loaf of brown bread and held it up to show what ho had been living upon , but it was quickly pocketed as a steaming dish of bacon and eggs was set with a hugo cup of coffee and a plate of bread and butter. Ho was obliged to talk as ho ate , and between mouthfuls gave his experience of jail life. " "For the Information I got there I would have done twelve months. It's absolute torture for the poor prisoners. The men are not punished they are tortured. " "Well , Jack , how did you like IU" asked o now comer. " " the . "It's the "Stunning , was reply. only holiday lever had. I'm in excellent health , but rather weak. You know I had to go into the infirmary immediately. I got into the prison. The doctor saw I was not very well and ordered mo to the hospital. " "How did you got on in the infirmary } " "Tho treatment was such as ono would ex pect from an Institution having its for object the care of patients who have been suffering in the tther place. Most of the poor wretches m that place are driven there , not much from any crime in themselves , but through troubles im posed upon them by the vices of society. Sitting opposite ono another Burns and Gra ham continually exchanged words. Graham threw in a little story : "Ono day a commlttco of magistrates came to see mo. They looked through the peep hole , but I would not look up or speak. ,1 was hard at work picking oakum. " "It was evident , " observed Burns , "bj the care that they took of us that they had had special Ins tructlons. " "Did you like your run round ! " asked Gra ham , referring to the daily exercise , "Never enjoyed anything so much in my life. I used to slug snatches from 'Dorothy' and 'Patience' about 1 in the morning and the other prisoners say they enjoyed It. Ono thing I shall never forget the kindness of the other prisoners. Bread they denied themselves and gave mo. Loaves and loaves were convoyed to mo by them , and whenever ono got an extra book ho'd tell the warden to 'pass It on to Burns. ' I sent several loaves to you , Graham. Did you get them ! " "No , not me , " Graham asked for a bit of tobacco , and a dozen hands pressed pouches and cigurctto papers upon him. While the conversation , was still going on there was a movement nt the door , and Captain Charles Graham , of Hompstcad House , Kent , a brother of the released prisoner , with Mrs. Graham , entered and exchanged greetings Shortly afterwords a carrriago drove up and Graham's mother , the Hon. Mrs. Bontlno , entered. Mr , Graham struggled out of his paw and the lady fell upon his breast without speaking a word. Mr. Graham clasped her In his arms , mur muring , "All right , mother , " and patted her lovingly. Mr. Graham's wife drove up in a cab a quarter of an hour later and WAS re ceived with loud cheers by the crowd , which had by that time greatly increased. She was led by her husbanil into the coffee house , after having first kissed her mother and sis tcr-in-law , and very soon afterward * the Grahams drove away. Just as the carriages wcro about to leave the prison bolls sounded and Burns shouted , . "Graham , Gittham , there's the breakfast bell. " TORYISM TOTTERING. Cracks Appear hi the Walls of the English Ministry. LAST FRIDAY'S BIQ FISSURE. A Crushing Blow Received at the Bouthwark Election. HOME RULERS IN HIGH GLEE. Gosckon Makes a Lamentable Fail ure in the Commons. . GLADSTONE'S HEALTH GOOD. Ifls Voice and General Condition Greatly Improved Conservative * ) Casting "Wistful Eyes Toward liord Randolph Churchill. The Uncertainty of Politics. [ Coj/r/o/it | / / / iUSSliyJamc * Gordon Ilennctt.1 ] LONDON , Feb. 18. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the Bcc.j Even in this uncertain world there Is nothing so uncer tain as politics. A few days ago all seemed bright and clear In the ministerial firmancnt. Yesterday an earthquake happened , and al though the fabric stands , thcro are ominous cracks and fissures visible in the walls. To make light of the Southwark election , as the Times does , is ridiculous. The majority of 11 ! ) against the conservatives at the last election has now rolled up to a majority of nearly twelve hundred. "Not much of a shower , " says the Times. To less partial eyes it looks llko the beginning of a dclugo. Friday was an unlucky day for the tory party. They wcro terribly beaten in South wark , and ) their champion , Mr. Goschcn , made a great fiasco in the house'of commons. It was a night of excitement and surprise. Gladstone delivered what all sides admit to bo a masterpiece of eloquence. For two hours this old man of sevcnty-nlno held the house entranced , winding up with a burst of declamation which carried the whole au dience strangers as well as members by storm. Another man might well feel what n gi gantic task it was to reply to such a speech. Goschen evidently did feel it. From the first moment ho stumbled , hesitated , turned back wards and forwards , and finally lost himself altogether. Ho deals in puerile personalities , laboring long at trivial points. Ho challenged interruption and then was disconcerted by it and finally got oft the track altogether and bumped along anyhow until ho went to pieces. A more Ignomlnous collapse I never seen. Goschcn seems to have but ono speech. Ho has made it too often , and now I think the conservatives will shortly begin to askothemselucs whether ho is so good a bargain for them as they fancied this tlmo last year. . . There are now several other elections pend ing. If the tide flows as it did at Southwark , what will it portend ! No tiling the London pa pers will keep on saying. I venture to tell you a different story.aFresh reverses will point to the absolute necessity of a recon struction of the ministry. They might point to something moro important still , eventually , but reconstruction could not bo postponed. What sort of reconstruction ! To bo of any value , it must weld all unionists together , and consequently unite In ono min istry Hartington , Churchill , Chamberlain and a limited selection from the present gov- mcnt. So much for the personnel. This is what I already cabled as the unionists' second line of defense , the necessity for which has come sooner than I.expected. Then , as to meas ures , will it do to depend any longer upon the coercion bill ! I have not time to produce the local government bill for Ireland. Apparently the ministry say no be cause it specially excludes Ireland from their forthcoming bill. Where will that leave them ! Many conservatives are deeply pledged to vote for sweeping measures of re form in the Irish local government. The lib eral-unionists could scarcely oppose them. To announce that Ireland shall bo held down and nothing bo considered for her welfare , that may bo in accordance with the programme of twenty years of a resolute government , but it is bound to lead Mr. Glad stone back to the treasury bench. Ho is moro confident than ever of getting there be fore many months are over. I have not seen him looking so well for several years. His volco is decidedly stronger than it was two years ago. His great strength as an orator and debater brings out into startling relief the weakness of the ministerial spokesman. The Irian members also present a moro formidable front since the return of William O'Brien , I never heard a moro passionate speech or a moro scathing piece of Invcctlvo than that which ho delivered on Thursday. Healy Is back and so are Arthur O'Connor , Lord Mayor Sullivan , Dillon , Timothy Har rington and everybody of note except Sexton , who still remains very ill. Gllhooly.latcly run in , made his appearance Friday night , being out on bail. The seven released prisoners sat nearly together. When the news from Southwark came in they seemed inclined to lead the storming party to the tory benches and sweep them clear. William O'Brien stood up flourishing his hat in the highest stuto of excitement. Harrington's shouts might have been heard across the Thames. They did not look much llko cowed and de feated men. Great consultations have taken place to day over the altered position. Crowds of members have thronged the Reform and Caclton clubs. Mr. Gladstone was seen by many of bis chief suppoitcrs , and itis known that ho is planning an unpleasant surprise for tbo ministry. Lord Harrington Is confined to his room with a severe cold , but Sir Henry James and other friends huvo been admitted to an inter view with him. Wistful > are cast by the conservatives on Lord Randolph , their only really popular man In the country , their only gifted debater n the house of commons. Soon these who tried the hardest to hound him down will bo Imploring him to save them , but ho makes no sign except in the direction of a metropolitan board of works , whoftbdoom , mark my words , lie has scaled. Dowri will come that impos ture before the touch of Thuriel's spear. What else Is hidden In the book of fate I do not attempt to reveal , but this. I will say the tory party is on what Mr. Spurgcon calls a down grade. Obstinacy and reactionary sentiments and blindness to the signs of the times will not save It. The day la coming when It must be led by men In sympathy on pall ojnts with n domestic people. If that fact is not soon recognized , so much the worse for the lories. A MPMHXR OP PAKLIAMEXT. An English Crisis Imminent. LONDOX , Feb. 18. Much uneasiness pre vails In political circles here. Colonel Pon- sonby , the queen's private secretary , has recently paid several visits to Lord Salisbury and W. H. Smith , the leader in the house of commons. Such visits are unusual except when a crisis Is imminent. After the cabinet council to-day Balfour , chief secretary for Ireland , walked to the Irish office. Ho was evidently greatly excited. Although the weather was bitterly cold , ho was hatlcss , and walked with his hand clasped to his head. Ho was followed by two detectives. A SMASH AT SULLIVAN. A London Sporting Editor Goes Him Otio Kound With HI * Mouth. [ Copyrfy/it / lS8d InJamtt Gordon Bennett. ' } LONDON , Fob. 18. fNew York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ] Editor At kinson , of the Sporting Life , has published a card In which ho says : "With regard to Mr. Sullivan , it is , in my position on this paper , impossible to pass over the insulting and libclous remarks ho has been permitted to make in the columns ot a contemporary. I have extended the hand of friendship to Mr. Sullivan and I have met him in the company of gentlemen. I am the last man m the world to spoil sport , but I advise Mr. Sullivan to keep to his training and calling and refrain from writing letters to news papers or fathering reports which may lead to unpleasant consequences other than ho ' expected or desired. For the rest , Mr. Sullivan has1 my hearty good wishes , and I am sum" it Is the dcsiro of En glish sportsmen of ttifl true typo , wherever the fight takes place , that the best man should win , lot him bttbf whatever nation ho may. I trust that these remarks will bo ac cepted in the spirit they are written , but I assure all Americans that insofar as the Sporting Life is concerned , not the slightest partiality will bo countenanced , and that , on the other hand , if M& Sjalljjira&and the com pany ho has choseii assume a dictatorial spirit , they will bo running against some thing much harder | than they bargain for. Writing personally as well as on the part of Sporting Life , I may state for the informa tion of the American public that I am sufficiently well known by high class American journalists and sportsmen at present on this side of the Atlantic to warrant the tone I have taken and to excuse the slurs which have been thrown on this paper from the Adelaide hotel at Windsor. I could say more , but I refrain , and express my sorrow that Sullivan should not have been better advised than to attempt to make a target of a paper which could knock him into a cocked hat , not only in this country , but in America , Australia , India , New Zealand and everywhere else. These who live in this country will know that I am right. Let Americon sportsmen distinctly understand that thcro is no antagonism to John L. Sullivan , but that some of the com pany ho keeps is. not tolerated In English sporting circles of the good class. " Minor Berlin Events. [ Copi/rfc/it / 18SS by Jiimm Gordon ncnmtt.l BEULIX , Feb. 'l8. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ] The congress of American students on learned Ameri can topics which is to bo held this year in Berlin , comes too late October 3 for most American professors , who would otherwise fill Berlin. Dr. Ilciss , a well- known American , has been elected president of the congress and Virchow Bastion von Bichthofcn acting vice president. The four sections will cover all America in a scientific way , but moro especially America as it ex isted bcforo Columbus landed. American personals are not easy to get , ns they will bo three months hence. Samuel Flcischmann , a native of San Francisco , now studyingmusichere , owes to his German name the trouble ho had in keep ing out of the German army. As occasionally happens , 'an American's name gets into the hands of the recruiting officer. Reams of ofllcial paper have been used in threats of flues and imprisonment , both of which hitherto have been escaped. Miss HallowelV professor of botany at Wollcsley college , hos-left Berlin for Italy. Among the arrivals eVe Mrs. J. II. Simpson and family , of St. Paul , and Mrs. John Hunt- ley. and Mrs. 0. T. Hutchins , of Washing ton. ton.There There is great exoitimont in Berlin com mercial circles because some German goods , stamped with an English trademark and for api > caranco sake shipped to America via England , have b en confiscated in England during transhipment under the terms of the new British trademark. An idle man has. calculated that a single horse car on a much-frequented Berlin struct railway has transported 180,247 , persons dur ing the last year and earned thereby 31,000 marks. The Krcuz Zoltung reports that Von Alven- steben , now minister at Washington , is to bo transferred to Brussels and replaced by Consul General Count Arcoballcy , now at Cairo. j Prof. Von Kaufman , known to many Americans , has received the cross of the Red Eaglo. 9 Mr. Herring has been lecturing In Berlin on vegetarianism. . Ireland Giving the Holy Father the Gravest Apprehension. A RESUME OF THE CONTROVERSY. Both Sides of the Question Pre sented to the Vatican. GREAT BITTERNESS CAUSED. Trying to Convince the Pontiff of an English Conspiracy. THE SITUATION IN DETAIL. A Dignitary Explains the Arguments Used By the Two Parties In Their Endeavors to Influence the Holy 8co. Pope Leo nml Ireland. ICojit/Hofit J8S8 bit Jama Gordon Uennctt HOME , Feb. 18. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the DEE. ] England and Ireland are hard at work again struggling for as- ocndancy at the Vatican. Great bitterness has been caused by tno apparent success of the Duke of Norfolk's recent efforts and by the suspicion that Mgr. Agllardl , archbishop of Cocsurao , and certain Homan prelates ore In the pay of the British government and giving Information to the London press. The archbishop of Dublin , who had an audience with Leo XIII. a few days ago , en deavored to convince the pope that a conspiracy existed In the English press , fostered and supported by the Duke of Nor folk. Ho added that Mgr. Stoner and other English prelates were endeavoring to obtain the ear of the prelate and persuade him that the Irish cause was , from beginning to end , an effort to destroy the principle of authority by that of revolution. The homo rule propa ganda , it added , was the overture to separa tion. Catholic Ireland would fall Into the hands of certain American adventurers , affil iated to the secret societies of the continent of Europe , whoso ultimate end was not the freedom of Ireland , but the application of revolutionary , anarchistic principles in the most pernicious sense. A dignitary at the propaganda gives mo the following resume of the controversy : "At the propaganda , " ho says , "tho Irish question is known to bo giving the holy father the gravest occupation. Catholic Ireland , by which Pope Leo means not only Ireland but Irishmen all over the world , is providentially marked out as the missionary of the Christian idea.Vhorevor Irishmen rgo. , .they build a church and spread the gos pel. They support Catholic interests in two hemispheres. Even in England the priests are mostly of Irish descent. In the colonies the church would have languished had not the Irish clergy come to the rescue. Such being the case , it behooves the vicar of Christ not to crush the national movement. The other side of the question , as enumerated by the Duke of Norfolk , shows that homo rule is only another word for separation. The fact that venal laws no longer exist , and every Irishman is enjoying the privileges of a British subject , proves that there is no inherent principle of the spirit of persecution in England's dealings with Ireland. Moreover , a party has arisen in England , headed by Gladstone , prepared to take up the Irish question in the largest sense. Such being the case , and Scotland being as much an integral part of the United Kingdom as Ireland , it would bo fatal to the interests of the holy sco and its Catholic subjects all over the world to allow it to go forth that the pope is on the side of rebellious agitation. The English sldo further sets forth that the Irish clergy are gradu ally persuading their bishops that the laws upon ssecret societies do not touch the sects which are at present existing in Ire land , seeing their members are practical Catholics who frequent the sacraments of the confession and communion and go on prac ticing their religion wbilo doing their best to disseminate homo rule and nationalist doc trines. An Irishman begins to believe that he may go to the sacraments with a light heart and yet belong to organizations which not only come under the cate gory of secret societies but are undoubtedly afliliated to the sects of the continent , flio discovery of the act by Mgr. Porslco has had the effect of driving his excellency into retire ment and causing him to communicate with the Irish bishops individually , urging them not to put the pope in an invidious position and above all to remember that their pas toral duties come before all political crusades. In conclusion , the English party at the Vatican draw a paralel between the action of the holy see in Germany and its influence for good. Between IrcUvnd and England no objection can or will bo raised against constitutional agitation. Ire land has shown that she can make her voice heard at Westminster , but the time has now come when she must chose between brain sick political theories and the rights of possession by every man calling himself a British subject. " TIIK OZATI'S DKMANDS. No Probability That They Will Be Ac ceded To. ICopl/rfgfita ! l&SS by Keu > York Associated Pres ] BKIIUN , Feb. 18. Prince Bismarck has obtained from Count Schouvaloff , the Russian ambassador hero , a definite declaration of the czar's demands with reference to Bul garia. No secret is made of the exact character of the proposals nor of the ofllcial opinion that they will bo summarily rejected. The czar asks a substantial recognition of the rights of Itussla to control Bul garia and Houmania. Prlnco Ferdinand and the sobranjlo are to bo wiped out and a Ilus- sian commissioner with a Turkish colleague is u > reorganize the government and army and control the elections for a now sobranjlo. Russia further claims the right to occupy the principality until the czar deems It proper to withdraw his troops. The Impossible nature of these demands aggravates the situation. The military preparations of Austria and Germany now approach a condition of readi ness. Those governments can abide by events , accepting Russia's signal for war or waiting for an opportune moment for attack. As an adjunct to the treaty of alliance a plan has been agreed upon for the co-operation of the allied forces. The ac celeration of Italian naval preparations is duo to urgent representations from Berlin. The rumors which appear from tlmo to time in progressionist papers is to the effect that the cni | > cror is feeble and has continual fits of crying over the Crown Prince , are false. On a par with such stupidity Is the placid solemnity with which the foreign press dis cussed certain portions of Bismarck's recent speech. That a considerable portion of it was irony may bo Judged by the fact that ho was interrupted twenty-three times for laughter against only thirty-live Interrup tions for applause. The lust result of this speech Is , by the way , medals of gold and sil ver with Bismarck's head on one side , the other with "Germans fear Uod , but nothing else in the world. " The official bulletins , which conflict with private advices , state that the wound In the Crown Prince's throat heals , but his general condition is worse. A MAD PREMIER. The Head of the French Cabinet Filed Off the Handle. [ Copyright 18S8 l > u Jama Gordon Hennctt , ] PAUIS , Fob. 18. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ] The parks and suburbs of Paris have been n wonder and joy during the past week , each twig and bough glistening white and purple , bent be neath Its load of snow. But to-day the scene changed. In place of the soft feathery flakes came sleet and rain. All the roads , streets and sidewalks are filled1 with cafe mi luit like slush. The trees and lamp posts and projecting balconies go drip , drip , dripping. Walking had become a burden and nuisance and outdoor Paris had relapsed Into moist misery , the only redeeming features of which are the delicious revelations of dainty feet and lace emerging from beneath fur pelisse show themselves as the Parisian beauties leap from the broughams with gazcllo-liko bounds in quest of the inevitable shopping. The vagaries of the weather have had a bad effect upon the morals of Mr. Tirard and his colleagues. They are nervQUs , irri table , excited ready to take offense at trifles and fly off at a tangent on the slightest prov ocation. The premier , to bo sure , had thought better of his intention to retire from office , but a few hours later fresh worries in the chamber set him to fretting and fuming , , ThltUn8 it , wo the . .proposalofM. , Sansr Lcroy that a commlttco of twenty-two should bo appointed to consider whether the privilege which the Bank of Franco enjoys of issuing bank notes should bo prolonged or not , which ruffled the premier's temper. No sooner had M. Sans Lcroy descended than M. Tirard bounded into the tribune , lit erally swelling with indignation. "Never I" ho exclaimed , "never has a more utter con fusion of authority been seen than now. The government ulono possesses the right of arranging these contracts. The chamber may criticise , or , at a pinch , reject them ; that is the limit of its power. If it is not content with that , it must have the constitution altered. " This vigorous sortlo told , M. Leroy slightly modified the terms of his motion. A vote was taken on the question of urgency and by a largo majority the offending proposal was rejected. M. Tirard cooled down , only , however , to flare up again the next moment when an other irreverent member , M. do Hcllsz , getup up amid a hub-bub of excitement to intro duce a little bill prohibiting ministers in the ( exercise of their functions from standing by at elections and further forbidding them to present themselves as candidates during the six months following their withdrawal from office. The shaft was , of course , aimed at M. Flourcnp , who has managed to raise a perfect hornet's nest Hbout his cars by Ills stumping exploit in the Hautes Alpcs this week. It was so easy not to go on the stump , too. They say that M. Do Freyinet Is the mov ing spirit In the little intrigue directed against the minister of foreign affairs. The Wilson trial excites very little interest. Everybody is tired to death of Wilson and the decoration scandals. The revelations of the trial , in spite of Wilson's reiterated as sertion that "I never sold a cross , " looks bad for the ex-dauphin of the republic , and it is quite certain that ho will be condemned. The Princely Patient. [ CopyrtvM ISSSlu Jama Qortlon Dennett. ] SAN REMO , Fob. 18. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the HUE. ] Reports of the crown prince's health are about the same to day. Ho has' had a better night and seems going on well. The doctors hold frequent consultations. I hear that harmony has not yet been restored among them. The Grand Duchess of Budcu an Ivcd this evening en route to Cannes. The Prlnco of Wales is expected Monday. Congratulations are purlng In on Dr. Brlmanu for his skilful op erations on the prince's throat. Eight Firemen Injured. NEW BituxsnicK , N. J. , Feb. IS. Fire this afternoon in Tcnbrocck's furniture store caused a loss of $ 00. Eight firemen were seriously injured by the falling of a wall , and another fireman was run over by an engine. Two of the men are fatally Injured. For New Trials. CINCINNATI , Feb. 18. Motions for a now trial and arrest of judgment In the case of Benjamin E. Hopkins , assistant cashier of the Fidelity bank , were read in the United States court this afternoon. BuslncHH Troubles. CINCINNATI , Feb. 18. Mullcr & Gogrcavo , dealers In liquors , assigned this aftcinoon. Llaollltlcs , f 150,000 ; a scU , 1110.000. . IN MILTON'S MEMORY , Dedication of the Ohllds' Window id Westminster Abbey. PERPETUATING THE GREAT Honors Paid to the Author of "Par * * dlso Lost. " FITTING TRIBUTE TO HIS FAME , Kind Words For the Great AraorN can Philanthropist. MATTHEW ARNOLD'S MEMORIAL * Tiio Learned Englishman Portrays III Eloquent LanunKO the Hccncs In Ills Lift A Pathetic Allusion. The Chllds' Whitlow Unveiled , lCoj < i/i f ht IStiS ttu Jainet Qtmtun Hennett. } LONDONFob. . 18. [ New York Herald Cable Stcclul | to the BISK. ] George W. Chllds , who is now gazetted over England as n candidate for president , was this after * noon the hero of the hour under the shadow ! of Westminster abbey , Wcsmlnster hall and ! parliament towers. Whether in compliment to his known distaste for notoriety , o * Scribncrs' magazine desired a inono | > ely of Mathcw Arnold's paper Just road , the pro * cccdings wcro only private in unveiling th * } memorial window that Mr. Chllds has pro * scntcd to St. Margurcte's church , to bg called the Milton window. Laymen sentii ncls stood at the doors and express. orders were given not to admit reporters. The pro * cecdlugs wcro begun In the small vcsttflf room , where only about sixty persons wort ) allowed. These included Dr. Maccuuloy ( editor of Leisure Hours , who is n very ape * * tollc-looklng gentleman , and the Baroness Burdctt - Coutts and her husband Wushmcad Bartlett - Coutts , the trio ) especially representing Mr. Chllds | Robert Browning , sometimes staled hero thq "Modern Milton ; " Sir Edwin Arnold , cdlto * of the Dally Telegraph ; the American mln istcr ; A. P. Turner , n Philadelphia bunker * , the Rev. Henry White , the family of Arch * deacon Furrcr. Archdeacon Furror mew tloncd Incidentally that the parish rcglstei contained entries of the marriage of Cathar * Ino Woodcock , of Aldermanbury , with Mll ton , October 22,1050 , and the birth of tholr child Milton in the following Apiil , 1G57 , and tbo death of the wife soon after. Archdeacon Farror , in a brief address , traced the history of the venerable churott rand referred Jn comnllmontary language to Mr. Cliilds as the only American who hua illustrated English history by monumental gifts , instancing his memory in the abbey to the poets Cowpor and Ho bcrt. Ho concluded with the Intro * ductlon of Matthew Arnold , whose collcgA prize poem was "Oliver Cromwell and His Times" and therefore an appropriate propriato writer on Milton. His paper , the reading of which took twenty minutes , began with an encomium to Mr. Chllds as philan thropist , and then in concise Saxon dicltoil traced the life of Milton and "tho grand work accomplished for the English speaking races by his writings and especially by his poetry. " Ho pathetically alluded to his blind ness and to the Indomitable way in which ha persevered In splto of the affliction. The paper throughout Ias I a classic bit of poetical word painting. Ho concluded by observing that the window was not placed as a dedica tion to Milton , the politician , nor to Milton , the prose writer , but essentially to Milton aft the "immortal author of 'Paradise Lost. ' " The little private gathering then re-entered , the church , where Canon Furrar rcmovMJj the curtain and the ceremony of unveiling the window was over. * The window is in the attln at tbo far end- of the church which abuts towards West * minster abbey and is between the Raleigh and the Lord Frederick Cavendish windows. It was executed by the London firm that has carried out the work of decorations of all the ) windows In the churqh excepting two. It Ifj of the style of the perpendicular period "oi the sixteenth century and is known as a foupjr light-traced window. The four center lights represent scenes In Milton's life dictating while blind to his daughter , entering St. Paul school as a scholar and his interview f with Galileo. The four outer lights display scenes from "Paradise Lost" and "Paradlso Regained. " The outer lights are surrounded t by a border of wreaths , with the Miltonio ' monogram alternating. At the bottom Is the following inscription i "To the glory of God * " and in memory of the Immortal pgct , John , " ' * Milton , whoso wife and child are burled here , this window is dedicated by O. W. Chllds , ot Philadelphia , U. S. A. , 1683. " o Southern Cm tie Quarantined. 111. , Feb. 18. Pursuant to A thn report of the state board of live stools - commissioners that conditions exist among cattle coming to this state from the Indian , Territory and from certain counties-in the state of Texas , and from the states of Arr kansas , Tennessee , Louisiana , North Carolina , Mississippi , Alabama , Georgia South Carolina and Florida , which renders them liable to convey Texas fever to Illinois cattle , the governor of Illinois has Issued his proclamation , to take effect March 1,1SSS , prohibiting the importation Into this state of any cattle from the territory mem tloncd between the 1st of March and the 1st of November of ci ch year unless such cattl4 | are placed In quarantine for ninety days upoa their arrival horo. This proclamation does f not prohibit cattle from passing through thtj state or being brought hero for Immediate slaughter , but prohibits such being drhetf over any public highways or commons. A Crooked Confidential Clork. NEW OIILKINS , Feb. 18. F. D. Ponparfc the confidential clerk of Adolph SchrlelWj treasurer , of the cotton exchange , is a d * ; rauUei-for ' . ! 31 < XX ) . . . .