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NINETEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , DECEMBER 15 , .1889.-SIXTEEN PAGES. DUMBER 178 AMONG MEN OF LETTERS , The Ohrlatmno Season a Fatal Ono to Famous Pools. FORMER EDITORS OF THE TIMES. ThO fit-rat rnnnr Which-Jolm Delntio Wielded and the llnril Work Ho ) ) ld Thu One Grnnt MIH- tnko of Mncdonalil , ClirlstinnR flcnnon Fntnl to Pools. [ Gtititirtphl fiSlliU .tamti Hitnltn fftnvtt.l Loinox , Dec. 14. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to Tun Hr.n.1 Two Christ mas season of ItSI ) deprived tha world of Thackeray , that of IbbO removed George Eliot , nnd now , as It Is returning once more , Itobert Urownlng vanishes from tbo scene. The greatest admirer of the now generation may bo forgiven for doubting whether the giants ot the past will bo ocllnsod by the men now playing prominent parts bofora us. AVe can scarcely boast that Swlnburno sur passes Tennyson , or that Buchanan throws Browning Into the shado. Hitler Haggard , James Payne nnd Walter 13runt cannot muko us forget the dav when Dickens nud Thackeray vied wUii each other In providing entertainment for the public , and when the constellation of which they were tha center Included Gcorga Kllot , Charles Lover , Utihver Lyttou , Mrs Gaskcll , Wllkto Collins and Captain Marry- att. They huvo no superiors and but few equals. For the tlmo the public seem to Imvo no relish for such worlt , ns they did not nrt. lJut tbo consolation Is that the volco of an old favorlta will still bo listened to , end therefore two1 volumes of poems Just placed buforo tbo world containing Hi own- inn's last and Tennyson's latest work will bo sold by tens of thousands. The English public never forget their old friends. They will put IJrownliig's volume on tlieir shelves with peculiar veneration , bccauso It came into the world us tbo poet departed from it. Ha lived just long enough to he.r from Lon don by tclegranli that the work had been most cordially received. With thcso last messages to and from his fellow-men ho passed Into the unknown. The death has also taken place within the last faw days of a man far less familiar to tlio publto than Robert Urownlng , and yet of some little Importance in the world of letters John Mucdonnld of the Times. Ho falls a victim to the Parnell commission. Few of the men who were with the Times in its palmiest davs now remain. In the whole history of the paper Its power , circulation and Inllucnco were never so great as they were from about 1830 to 187o. Sincetbo latter dnto competition has been pressing more and more severely upon It , and its greatest editor , perhaps tha greatest editor that ever lived , baa been taken nwny. I Imvo seen some editors in uiv time , but none of them lias bocn equal to John Delano , .JDurlng bis rclga the late Macdonald was lu the machine department , and consequently ho had nothing whatever to do with the direction of the paper. The pluco which ho recently occupied was previously filled by Mowbray Morris , who looked utter thn for eign correspondence besides attending to the general business of the property. Two men of the capacity of John Dolnno und Mawbray Morris have not been brought to gether in nuv newspaper. "Very few mis takes wcro made by the Times in these days. Mistakes of policy were of course committed nnd at rare intervals the paper might bo de ceived by ono of its servants , but no gi eat blunder was possible like thut wnlcb led to tbo publication of the Pigott letters. Dolanu and Morris were exceedingly acute men , over an tbo ulort und full of watchfulness in the Interests of their paper. I hava B"en Mr. Dolano at work lonft after his regular duties were overunsw&rlnglcttorsor pultlngthhigs Into shupo for the next day. Ho would often keep at his desk till 4 or G o'clock in the morning , when the editorials were all road nnd revised. I hnvo Been him go laboring through a proof of news and corroctlng paragraphs about an old woman slipping upon n picco of oraiijo ( peel or about some fire In a back street , toning down the re porter's fine English , changing side heads and evan Improvising the punctuation. What editor ot a morning paapar takes all that trouble I Now Dolano wrote but little , and ho never made n change in a min's article tbat was not a change immensely for the better. In tbo depths of the dullness of a London autumn ha always could find plenty of good subjects. Tha contributor would go into his little room In Sergeant's Inn and " ny : "I cannot see anything to write about today. " Delano would look up In astonish ment and begin rramlncr a lot of subjects , ono after another , checking them off upon his fingers. "My dear follow , " ho would say , "is It possible you did not oas any of thoso. " In spite ot his constant night work ho had a fresh , oven ruddy complexion , nnd looked lllto a farmer. Ha was u sovcro diclpllnnr- iau und yet very kind-hearted and tnoroughly appreciative of good work. Ho did not praise very often , but when bo did ono never forgot it If ho ordered ona to the very cuds of tha earth , as ha bad u trick of doing 'now and then , ono wont ui live- minutes tiotk-o , oven though it broke up plans for u lifetime. They who did would bo deult with justly. Macdonald did not huvo the same position and certainly ho never could Imvo exorcised the aamodogrea of Influence. No doubt , however , no was an ofllclont man within his limits and unquestionably ho pos sessed the confidence of his ohlof , John Walters , to a degree which I am Inclined to think was never bestowed upon either Delano or Morris. Mncdonuld bad no will apart from Walters , or , if ho bud , ho waited till It become Walters , by adoption. It is a most singular thing that n canny Scott Ilka Isjucdorjald should have been duped so easily by the famous foreod letters. Thcro was everything to oxclto sus picion in the circumstances under which tbcso letters wcro placed in Mncdonald's litttuls. They were without envelopes. No luqulrles were mndo as to the source from which they were obtained , nor was any in formation vouchsafed. Their contents were calculated to arouio incredulity , and Iho vender was a person to bo regarded wittl a great deal of suspicion. Even a raw youth would bavo hesitated before publishing such loiters , considering tha terrible libels tboy contained , supposing tboyera not genuine. Macdouald , us bo admitted in the witness box , never n ked whether they were genuine or uou Ho know llttlo or nothing ot the person who sold them to him , Houston. Ho never Inquired where tbo letters clime from or whether Houston got them from I'lgott , "I carefully avoided xha subject , " lie said , "I understood that secrecy was to bo maintained. " And the great paper risked Ita fortune * with so llttlo care or forethought ui that. Nothing to Incredible and inox- bos ever coiuo to light lu tbe annals of journalism. Thcro is no explanation of It oven today. Houston was anxious to mnko out n case against tbo Pnrncllitcs nnd ho fell readily Into the hands of Plgott , Hut why the Times should hnvo fallen Into the trap passes comprehension. The consequences of Its error have already been very serious , and must bo still inoro so. Not only 1ms Parnctl an action pending against It to which there Is no defense , but dozens ot others uro to be brought. The roj port of the commissioners can scarcely fail o bo acted upon promptly In tbo house of commons , and tbero will prooably bo a tnoro or less direct vote condemning the ' < lines for libelling members of the houso. Looking at all this , it Is not surprising that Macdonald grieved ever the blow which ha had Incau tiously been tbo means of Inflicting upon tbo aper. Ills death may perhaps uofte Borne of tbo animosities with which the Times was regarded , and everybody ought to admlttliat Macdonald did not knowingly make hltnsnlt the mouthpiece ot Pigolt. Want of caution , which is certainly not in Scottish churactcr us a rule , brought about nil the mischief which throw so durk u cftoud ever his last days. A faw words on another subject It has boon stated over nnd over again of late that the urine. ) of Wulcs Is In n declining state of health , and this arises from his being greatly worried ever some malicious reports recently set ulloat concerning onp of his family. To ig nore thcso rumors Is useless , nnd therefore It Is best to deul with thctn at once by the dls tlnct aud very positive assertion that they nro untrue. Tbo prince has no causa for anxiety , and whatever Investigations tuny tnko place nt nny time , neither ho nor anyone ono of his family can possibly bo Injured by them. To this statement you may glvo the fullest aud wJJost , Interpretation , und > ou may depend upon It tbat events will fully substantiate It. It.A A Mr.MiiBii op PAHUAMUNT. ENGLlall ( JU.S--.IP. Vnrlous Itenm of Interest from tlm Itrltl-ili MetroDolls. ICopwrfgM te& ] by Jiwiei rtniilnn neimUO LONIION , Dec. 14. [ Now York Herald Cubic Special to Tur. Unn.l In the great International sncozlng contest now ragtag England is seriously handicapped by a slow stirt , but her partisans hope that tholr cli matic advantages will nioro than overbal ance this. In tlio Inst ton days the sun hns studiously avoided Interfering with the fog and the atmosphere has been more thau moist enough to draw the hardest microbe ban ever engaged in the influenza business. Londoners do not deny that inllucnza is rampant in their midst , but are loth to admit thut it is communicated by a microbe on the ground that norm but the deadliest variety could exist hero under the present conditions. Nervous oooplo are beginning to prcpiro to roccivo thocholer. Indications grow strongo.1 daily of a corner in handkor- ' chiefs. Tbo British lion has begun to roar at Portugal tugal bccauso Major Serpa Pinto picked a nnnrrcl with Mutrnlnlrv t.lin Afrlirjin nntnn _ tate , shot several hundred of his followers to pieces with Gulling guns and captured two British flags recently presented to Makololo by the British consul. Thinking himself de serted bv Englaud , Makololo threw up his hands. Portugal , being understood and con sumptive , will naturally be compelled to eat crow and pay well for the urlvl'vKQ ' Labor has struck the down grade. The gas stoliers of Manchester worn beaten , and t seems certain that few of the 3.500 stnlt- ng gas stokers of South Locdon will get tncirold places , as tba company quickly ob tained mora man than necessary. The companies' victory Will iiot bo cheap , as It boards and lodges the new men on tbo premises beside paying increased wages. Subscriptions to the strli- era' fund up to today amounted to au almost lumu'lnabto amount 3 shillings. One begins to hear tain of a coming fight between Smith and Slavm. The former's ' rtlsans now claim that Smith failed to prepare for tbo match with Jackson. Bo this true or not , ho was certainly beaten la a most disgraceful way by the black , No bet ting of consequence has been done yot. English sporting writers loudly lament Searlo's death , whom most ot them descrjou as the best man tbat over sat In a boat. They said the same of Hanlon and speak of him now as "that wondor. " They ascribe Han- Ion's downfall as an oarsman to typhoid fever > the dUeasa which took Searlo for a victim , Kemp's claim to tbo championship would not bo recognized on the ground that Beach had no right to glvo it to him , and that Kemi ) has done nothing to uphold it. O'Con- ncr has inoro backing tor it in England than nny other oarsman , and after aim comas Stansbury. Thcro are indications of another dock strike. Tbo dock laborers rafuso to load for any carter who is unfurnished with a union ticket. Uu to this tlmo two hundred dock laborers hava struck rather than break this determination. In tbo last strlko the public was with thorn. Another strike and on such a pretext may not meet with such treatment. Tbo dean of Westminster proposes to in vite Iho friends and admirers of Kobort Browning to participate m memorial funeral services at the ubbo.v on the day of the uoot's funeral. Flojonca St. John sailed on the Scrviu from Liverpool today for Now York. Ton days ago sbo was reported dying. Bernard Quarltich will sull for Now York the coming wcolc. Among the luggage will bo trifles of rare additions estimated to bo worth 40,000. Among them is tba Mazarlno bible , valued at i'3OOJ , a copy of the llrat , book issued from the Caxton prois , Carlo Monotti of the olty council ot Rome says ho favored the establishment ot an American bank with a brunch at Home , but had tin Idea the organization was to bo ou re ligious lines. > Doalli of Uio Mmiiul * no Cnux. [ CoHurluM 1SW liu Jama O > r lt \ lJ ini ! ' . ' . | PAWS , Deo. U.-Now [ York Herald Cable Suce.ml to Tan Bun. I The death Is announced of tbo Marquis uo Caux , who was married In 1603 at Cupphuui , England , to Adelcnu Pattl und was loyally separated from her In 1677. The \V uthm < Forcotst. For Omaha and Vicinity On December 15 , fair weather. Iowa and Nebraska Fair , warmer In Iowa ; stationary temperature In Nebraska ; Southerly winds. South DaUoU Fair , lower tcmpojaturo by Monday morning ; south winds. tsii-iinixlilu Arrivnlfl. At Queonstown Tbe Lord Cliao front Philadelphia. At New York The City of Berlin , from Liverpool. At Philadelphia Tno Prussian , from Glasgow. "Mil i-d - ere llnncml , KMi'liiB CITV , Ore. , Dec. H. John Gllmou , wbo murdered Mrs. Ethonboven and child , WM hauled bero yeaterday in ( Uo Jail yard. THE EPIDEMIC OlMNRUENZA. It Is Now lu Full Swing Among the the Population of Paris. HAT ITS SYMPTOMS ARE. ntcrvlcwifxrltli Koine nt Ilia Suni > iieil licnrnril French I'liyniulniis ltu > unrilluic tlio IMnlady Vn- rlotis Opinions Given. Thn Scoiirao In 1'rn.ticp. CCV > pj/i MiUvq buJMnrtRoKlon IttnnelU PAIIIS , Dec. 14.-No\v [ York Herald Cixblo Snccial to Tun UEE.J The changes In the cathcr bavo been simply frightful in vonty-four liours. The thermometer has son 15 degrees and fallen U ) degrees. This lornlng was clear , warm nnd bilqht , Mr-m- ers of the jockey clubs strolled slowly trough tbo Hue Scribe in spring overcoats , ticking cigarettes. This afternoon ovory- > ody was muffled up in furs and wo had a itlne snow storm. This ovonlng was cold nd clammy , while a fog has settled down pan us aud everybody is coughing und narztng , The influenza epidemic- In full wine , It has captured the mill- ar.v school of St. Cyr ; it has .Hacked the corps do rjallol nt the opera ; it made n clean sweep through the great hops Ilka the Louvre and lion Marcho ; In net , nothing since- the EllTol tower has Absorbed such tuililto attention as this cgravatlng and mysterious malady that ias swooped down upon us from Russia unit , oday holds not less than a bundled thousand 'arlslans ' in its annoying but happily harm oss clutches. Herald correspondents were icnt out in pursuit , of information of this : urious malady , and three of thn best known peclalisU of France were interviewed. M , Albert Robin of the Acadcuiio do Medieinu ixprossod himself ns follows : " 1'lils discaso is Known as influenza , or inoro commonly In French as 'La Grippe , rive days auo I had my first cnso and siuco hen I hnvo treated at least twenty patients Unquestionably tlio epidemic will continue o spread. How far it Is impossible to say , but the Herald may assure Its readers thai -hero - Is no occasion for serious nlarm \n ordlmry case of inlluoiu is nothing more to bo dreaded than a severe cold of a week's duration. Symtunis of tin nlstakablo headaches , pains in the eyes , * soreness all over tlio bodv , us If ono had been beaten , loss of appetite , a feverish con dition and a general scnso of lassitude and discomfort thcso general symtoms are apt to bu followed by various local troubles , sucl as a bronchial attack , cold in tbe bead , sore- throat , diarrhoea , and sometimes by pleurisy or pneumonia. The only real danger is pro sentcd in the last two cases , whlcti can usu ally bo guarded against by proper caro. From thrco to eight days is the average duration of the disease proper , but its effects upon the system are comparatively severe , so thut several weeks more are often needed for full convalescence. Grand Duki Alexis , who was ill for only u wcok , wit probably require a month before ho feel * himself aj.Min.jQ As to tha cause , medical sclenco today Is practically at a loss.V can , to bo oure , lull the public that It is du to tbo ravages of an utidUcavoted microbe , but the public takes only un Indifferent in torsst in that fact. Why the epidemic shoul sweep across Europe one year and then remain main unknown for a decade is beyond ou power to explain. The theory has boon ad vanced that Influenza Is n forerunner of cholera , but 1 regard tbat as nuro nonsense- . It U true that , several times in the nresant century an infljenza cpideml'i has beou close ly followed by a visitation of cholera. It is also true that several timas in the same century - tury tbero has been an epidemic of Influenza with no cholera following , just as there bavo been epidemics of cholera with no influenza preceding. The fact Is tbat tha two diseases are so utterly dissimilar as to make any such sequence all but Impossible , aud any occasional Instances of their simultaneous appearance must bo regarded as inoro coin cidences , with no deeper significance in the matter of treatment. The classic roaicdles nro sulphate of quinine or broinobgarato of quinine , Hut recently physicians of Uaeearat bavo strongly urged the use ot tannin. Per sonally I would recommend a prescription containing sulphate of quinine , tannin and opium , tbo latter botnc the most valuable in relieving the pains which are felt all ever the body. " Dr. Villomm of tbo Academic Da Medicine was tbo next soon. It Is ho wnoio name bus been of late years so prominently bcforo tbo Parisian public la connection with measures designed to chock tbo terrible spread of consumption In ttio metropolis and in the French army. Husuokoof tno in epidemic In the same cheerful way that a dramatist would discuss a successful play. "It Is almost too soon , " ho began , "to speak positively about the epidemic which scorns to bo breaking out in Paris. It is generally assumed to bo what wa hnvo been accus tomed to call 'La Grippe , ' and yet in reading the accounts which have come from St. Pe tersburg I hava been struck by the presence of ono symptom not usually ob served In that discaso. I refer to tbo appearance of rod rash on tbo bodies of tba patients. Now , there is in Syria and other eastern countries aver ; common fever known as 'La Dengue , ' which is accompanied by precisely such a rash as described. This fever has often rcacncd westward as far as Constantinople , and I am disposed td bellovo that tbo St , Peters burg euldemlo Is nothing loss than this Syrian 'La Dengue. ' " "And are wo , then , going to huvo this Syrian fever m Paris } " "Ob , there Is nothing to bo alarmed about. La Dengue belongs to tbo category of mala- dvs lllto scarlatina , measles , etc. , which Vauso very llttlo trouble. They run tholr lined course in a few daye , The patient gets well or occasionally ales , and that's the end of It. " "Do you attach any importance to that epidemic of influenza , or whatever it is , as a precursor of chvlera ! " "Not In tbo least. Tbero is not tbo ro- tno test connection between the two diseases. Uotb are contagious , to bo sure , but cholera is so chiefly by Infected water , while tbo microbes of this St. Petersburg epidemic spread through the air ana got into tbo sys tem through tboluncs , " "Ihen one , is liable to catch this Influenza merely by going into a room where , some one who has it has been , breathing I" "Certainly , or oven by breathing one of the Influenza microbes ( u the street , in"a cafe , at theater , In a railway carriage anywhere. " "I ben the whole population is sure to be down with Influenza sooner or later I" Tbo doctor laughed and shrugged uls shoul ders. ( Dr , Carol ) , ona of tba best known special- tits on tuberculosis , and a member of tbe Ac.aclcm.io do Medicine , sal l "This epl- [ ilemlaln nur miOst nnd nbouVtvblch wo hnvo received such varied accounts from St. Pc- torsburc is simply La GrlppCj nn epidemic , n contagious disease of Flight importance. A person suffering from it need not over call in a doctor. Lot him remain Indoors a few days and keep warm , or , If the cnso is severe , lot him stay In bed nnd drjnk plenty ot tlssnno. That will put him right In short order. Yes , undoubtedly the epidemic Is caused by microbes breathed Into Iho lunjjs , but ns yet wo have not been nblo to discover this microbe. To ba mom accurate , 1 should say wo Imvo notyot succcodod in distinguish ing the Influenza microbe from n quantity of others which arc always found in the ex pectorations of persons suffering from that , disease. U is not Rcnemlly known , but the fact that saliva ot healthy parsons contains ten or twenty different kinds of microbes , which are not only harmless but absolutely necessary to digestion. As soon , however , ns the person becomes ufTOctcd with any dtscaso of n contagious nuluro the number of microbes In tbo various bodily secretions become considerably Increased and what makes the task difficult Is that what I may call good microbes and bad microbes become hopelessly mixed up nnd It takes us years of patient experimenting to separata and class ify them. In mv labrntor.v I could show you Jars nnd jtirs filled with cultivated consump tion microbes. It is not long since a Russian cfoctoi- discovered a whooping cough mtcrobo und the cholcru microbe , ns you know , has been uu-iuosllonnbly recognized. Ono of these da > s some savant will blnglc out of the mass of tadpole-like creatures the inllucnza mlcrnbo , uud that will bo u happy day for biui. " i : A pmv.vru SNA.I * . \Htonlsliiiiu Uonort of n Utah Grnnil Jurv : Su.TLuji : , Doe. 11. The grand Jury of ho Third district court this1 afternoon mudo ts report. The repott shows that it has been ho custom of tbo United States marshal to charge the penitentiary * . ! . > to 40 cents per gallon for milk from cows kept there nnd cared for by prison labor mil fed principally 'ram food raised upon the reservation or jald for by tbo government. These milk . ouchers since 1SS2 have amounted to about NOOO. ) The marshal also liu * been selling to tlio penitentiary potatoes raise J on the roser- vntiou by convict labor ? Other fruit ful sources of rcvcduo for him wcro tram biro for deputies , hauling prisoners to and from tha penitentiary , etc. Hie marshal supports also.jpartly from the niblie supplies and taulojcuvltms , twelve milch cows and ono hundred hogs and two extra horses. In ono year' ono team , for which the government provided a driver earned the marshal In hauling the sum of The Jury says for $500 the government could provide itself with horses , wagon and harness to perform all this service and for 5100 additional two good icon's sufficient to furnisti all the milk necessary for tbo pen itentiary , and it would seem as though it were economy to do i 'this. ' The Jury also complains that , tbe , marshal has shown unusual favors'to prisoners convicted of unlawful cohabitation. Tliq supplies now furnished to the penitentiary arc 25 per cent In excess of Its needs and at a price 25 percent in excess of tbo actual value. The jury also Investigated the administra tion of county affairs un'u makes a sensa tional report thereon. Head work has re ceived In five years $114OOJ and there nro no bids on the work and uo proper vouchers. Tno county has sunk In canals $12JUOO and has no canuis save a waste ditch and nothing to show for tbo money. The collector-defalcations nro severely commented upon. The county has lost 530,000 by two collectors and * ll,00l ) through aclcrk. Tbo report says the county officials deal with tncmsolvcs as a business firm for supplies and show favoritism to Mormon prisoners. Tbo county court has also voted away vulua- bin franchises lor no public consideration. Tbo officers have been trading with each other for supplies and entering Into partnership with spotters , dividing with them tbo fines Imposed. Tba city also paid to a bogus hydraulic canal company $0C9i * for Its Interest In the Jordan river dam wulch the company never owned , out which the county obligingly bonded over to the city , tbe county receiving not a cent of the money. The report In closing charges that tno built of this fund found its way into the pockets of city and council officers. FUDCItAlION OP liAIIOIt. Tynoarnptiloil Dolrirntcs OppoRo As- srssmmHH fort tin Expnctod Strike * . BOSTON , Deo. 14. At today's session of the American Federation ot Labor the dis cussion on tha report ot the committee on constitution was resumed. The debate was animated , and great interest was manifested In the arguments of the speakers. The rep rcscntativcs of the International Tynocr.ipb' leal union nnd a number of printers from the cent nil organizations were decidedly opposed to the question of assessments to meet the expenses of the expected strike May 1. The following hoction was adopted ! The executive council shall have power to levy a strlko assessment of 3 cents per mem ber on Juno 1 , 1S9J , on all national and In turnatlaaal bodies under tbo jurisdiction of the federation [ Another amendment wasadopted glvlncr to the executive committee ipowor over affili ated bodies to Ijvy an assessment not to ex ceed 3 cents pur week to continue at the dis cretion of the exccutlvovcouucll , unless otherwise ordered by a vote of all national and International unions , i Towards tbo Knights of i Labor tbo fcdera tion states Its position ns.fallows : 1 , That Iho ICnighls of. Labor shall dls- countenunca and ravokaVbo charters of all trades assemblies In the cr'dar. 2. The American labor > and trdao unions will urge their membersitand encourage working people to beeoma members of mixed assemblies of Knights at 'Labor ' , Tbo tiino has arrived when trade unions should claim their own , the trend of | organization shows the wage earners of Auu-rioa are weary of having their Interests ndjqstod by the meas ure of the hcktter or yardstick of the mer chant. Wo assert the natural right of trade unions to occuoy trodo unions territory. When this right is conceded Ulsdork will end and organized labor bo tnoro o'osely ' united , " The election of officers rcsulteh lu tha reelection - election of President Samuel dampers of New York and Secretary PJ. . Magulro of Now York. Final adjotirnmont was then taken. Detroit will bo the place of the next meeting , Formers Hot > l > fil. ST. Louis , Mo. , Dee , H A half dozen farmers who were returning to their homes from Dallas , Tex. , yesterday , after selling their cotton were robbed by highwaymen on the road near Wblterock. Bloodhound * ware out on the robbers' tracics and a report has reached Pallas thut two of the robbers have been captured and banged by the en- raced farmer * . STOLE A MARCH ON BISMARCK Theological Students Rollovod From Military Sorvloo. DONE BY THE CENTRIST PARTY. Elections nt Ilnml Attempts to Con ciliate thn Kiriltliiic Minor * Her- innii Hunkers Afriilil of I'ortucnl Doin Pedro's Manifesto. A CcnlrUt Strut * nv. .Veto Votfc .Iwudiecl fVc * . ] Hiuti.iM , Dec. II , Tlio success of tlio cen trist , party In tlio veto on tlio roluhstng re lieving nil theological sludcn a from military service has stirred up u good dcaluf a brcezo In thu upper world of politics , nnd Hlsmnick complains in regard to it Unit tlio highest Interests nt ilia government set vice Is neglected far tlio interests of Individual deputies , The centrists secured tlio victory by tush- ing through uvoto In the absence of many members of the Cartel party , who were homo doing what Amorlr.ui politicians call "tnklnij care of their fences. " Tlio National Xcltung Announces that the government will not ac cept this decision on this very Important subject. Hisnmrck has hauled Herr Boct- tlchcr over tha coals for not preventing the vote nnd Docttlchcr tins promptly responded throwing thu blnino on the Cartel combination , Bismarck's uusxver to tlio effect th.it all IniDortant irovornment meas ures must bo settled In rolchstag betoro the middle of Fobi-unry , when ho desires to dis solve that hoJy. Herr Uoatiichcr'a tnslt ulll not be mi easy one. Caucuses and conventions Innumerable aru being Hold throughout the entire country preparing for the riming elections , and although nil partiesaru active the serialUts nro pushing things more energetically than the others , having already brought forward "i)3 ) candidates. Their national uornmlttco is n strong one , Hcntzel Grlllcnbergcr , Lleben- knccht nnd Molstcrsingor. jt assumes nbso- lute authority Tor thn party and announces that all questions relating to the elections must bo addressed to the committee and be decided by It. In districts where the party is too poor to face the expenses of election the faithful must malio their nppc.il to the committee before January 1 , and must name tha sum required to makeup the de ficiency. All socialists are instructed to attend the general electoral assemblies to vindicate their principles , but to ' abstain from interfering with purely party reunlono. They must not introduce any elements of friction to embarrass tha smooth working of thn party mnchino. The manifesto con cludes with u few earnest anil eloquent words on the importance of order and en ergy In a great electoral conflict and on the mportanco of the fact that all men brought the front should bo men of unblemished reputation , Tha comments of the Journals of the Cartel narty upon all this disclose the apprchendlba In the government groups that the admirable organization of the socialists will make them .roubiesotno customers. The strikes of the miners will bo a matter of great moment in thu olcctor.il game lu iplto Of the supposition that the Wcstphuliun strikers bavo been appeased. The strike is extending. In the Saar mines 7,000 man are out nnd It Is feared that a strikeof the re maining " 5,000 Is Imminent. In lower Silesia there will he a general strike the first of the year unless there is an advance .of 10 per cent In wages and a concession of the olght- iour day. The employers declare it Impos sible to conccdo these dcmaaus. Hcrr lioctticher in conference with the employers has referred to the importance of tha speediest possible settlement in view of the pendlncr elections. Many mass meetings of miners are to bo held tomorrow. Ho pointed out tbat discontented men , and especially men for whoso discontent thcro was any good reason , were a source o : strength to the socialist party , which nat- arully hclued to make It dangerous , and ho urged that concessions bo made to the men Immediately after the conference the rain ister ordered the local authorilles to fill al conspicuous places In the strike district with placards bearing the recent decision of tbe cuprenio court for discouraging the clo qucnco of agitators. This decision ts to the effect mat any person publicly exciting ethers ors to any act contrary to their contracts violates the law and is punishable tor the of fcuno , The president of tlio Dortmund district to day convoked the provincial counselors to consider the grievances of the miners n Hun to and Schrocder. The delegates of th men were heard and tlioy explained the dc mand of the men. The president urged thorn to use their inlluonce with their comrade for an amicable settlement of the difference and assured them the authorities would no fall to Impress upon tha directors of th mines the-necessity of meetloir as far a possible- the wishes of the , men. Schroede reminded the president that the men bad to lied upon tbe government's promises who they abandoned their movement In thosnrln Btrlko and that these- promises had novc been fulfilled. The conference ended , there lore , without any encouraging result. The general movement for strikes over } where has aroused a discussion of the proJect Joct to import Chlneso labor , but the ccono mlc socletiei generally look upon It as u thin of doubtful utility. The Portuguese government recently ap piled to Frankfort and Berlin banks to no potlato a loan of 5,000,000 mllotros , ostcns bly for the execution of various public work Tlio bankers have- refused the ban , bom alarmed by tbo advices from Lisbon toucl Ing negotiations there that bavo for thol objective- point the declaration of a Portu eucso republic. Too monarchist press i Lisbon continues to deny that there Is an danger in the agitation , yet In tl same breath these monarchist Journals urg tbo suppression of the liberal papers. Thu docs a course thut may bo only a littl stroke of business , throw doubt upon th value of their opinions as to tbo political ag tatlon. Hut they not only want tbo rermbl can papers suppressed , they "want also to have tbo republican clue shut up , the republican publican leaders Imprisoned and all suspeotoi military men transported , The Official Now denies that the republican party has un strength. It states that while dlsturbanc is always possible , yet the country strongly conservative aud tbo monarchy safe. safe.Tho The Viscount do Ouro Preto , the Brazllla imperial premier , arrived at Lisbon toda with ex-Minister of Finance Ollovero. Prat wired to tbo Uraziilau agent at Ilumbur that ho will go to Paris after a cousultatlo with tbo emperor. Dom Pedro Is preparing a manifesto to tl Brazilians , defending the acts of his uilnl ters and explaining the overthrow of th empire. He says he will await trAuqullit and au expreeslou of the will of ( lie pooul lopofnl Unit In the coming election the poo- o will pronounce freely In favor of his goV- rnment. In nil allusions to Uotn Pedro the cinl-onielitl press hero continue * to treat of s return to Brazil ns Iniprobnblo and idcslrablo. The Ucxhsboto main- nlns the right of Germany to n omlnanl inllucnco lu Southern Brazil , says tbero are over two hundred thousand crinnn colonists In the three- provinces nnd rgucs that If emigration hud not boon lecked tlio provinces would cro this linvo iillcti as n ripe fruit Into tha hands of tlio orman government. Iho Influenza has about run Its course i ore. At least a third of tlio population has uftcrcd from it mid navor.il members of the mpcrial family had It. The com iconics hither from PotsJum tn- lorrow. The fetes begin in the middle of nnuary. The prince of Wales , Archdiiko Yaneis of Austria , the son of Archduke Charles Louis , nnd the emperor's nephew nd heir , the archduke of Snxo-Coburg- jotlm will bo the uucsts of tha emperor. Dr. Parka telegraphs that Uniln Pashn lui- rove * slowly and that the bad symptoms nro Isappearlug , STAH 1'ljlXH HUIOIOIJ. "rntikllii It , G.m-en or I'hlluilolpliin Kills UliiiHcU1 In XViiHlihiQi on. W.vsiuxoTO\ri3e. ) 1-1. tVunltlln H. Gowcn , n well known railroad officer nnd lawyer of ho Pennsylvania rend , shot himself this afternoon at hia loom nt Wormley's ' hotel nd died nltnost Instantly. 'Ibe Immediate circumstances surrounding tie death of Gowcn nrashrotidcd lu mystery , 'be last seen of him nt the hotel bcforo the ody was discovered was about 3 o'clock cstcrdiiy afternoon when ho cumc down to ho d'nlnt ' : room for lunch , lie then np- tcarod to Do in excellent spirits nnd gave no pparcnt manifestation of any existing rouble. About noon today , as Gowon did ot make bis anpeuranco ntid his room was oi'Kcii , the door w.\s forced nnd the dead nan was found lying on the floor with a ilstol near by. U is not known how lone ho ind been dead. Gowen cair.o to Wtishlng- on on tbo Oth inst. Ho was cngugcd ns counsel in some very important cases which rave been on hearing bcforo the Interstate commission for several days past. Gowen was burn in Philadelphia and was n his llftp-fourth year. Ho was admitted to ho bar lu 1MJO und lu Ib03 was elected dis- rict attorney of Schuylvill county. Ho was ifterwnrds retained as counsel for the Phlla- lolphia & Heading and by Iho Girard coal rust , lu ISC ! ) ho was chosen president of lint company , fulled of ro-election In 18S1 on iccount of differences regarding thopollcy of ho company , but was ro-plectcd in 18S2. Gowcn conceived and * established the Phila delphia Coal nnd Iron coniuuny. Ho also conceived and put into operation tbo move ment ngninst the famous organization knonn us the Molllo Mngulras. " In the trials vhich followed this movement bo was ono of tbo counsel for tbo Commonwealth. I'hilmtinhln t-tirtli-il. iiii.ADKtriiiA , Deo. 14. The news of . "Vanklln B. Gowcu's death in Washington caused a great sensation hero. Francis I. o won , u. nephew pt ilia ox-railroad pros- ) denr , anil who hnaji " law ofilca In this city , was dazed nnd rouTS"scarcely recover from ho shock for a few minutes. "I can form 10 Idea , " said ho , "of what motive actuated ilni to take his llfo. " Financial difficulties arc not suggested as the Incentive for the act. Gowcn Is csti- nated to bo worth between t-00,000 and $00,000. The announcement tbat bo com- nltted suicide caused the greatest surprise n financial cireleg. "I never , had anytbing , o startle mo so In my lifo bcforo , " said President Cummins of the Olrard National bank. No ono will ovnr convince uio that ouca took his own life. I never know him to carry a pistol , and you can rest assured that if ho lost bis llfo through a pistol shot the wound was inflicted by accident and not iy design. " NO CROX1.VK kOlOr'ET. . Jutlgo McConnplI Gjes Iliiina Till tlio Jury In Rcnily to Hi-port. CniOAOo , Dec , 14. At 10S3 : p. m , the largo audience which had assembled m the court room was rapped to order by Sheriff Matson , who said : "Tbero Is yet no return from the jury and Judge McConnell has gone homo for the night. The judge will bo down to morrow when ho is sent for , " added tha sheriff. "Bat not before ! " queried a reporter. "I think not , " said the sheriff , but declined to answer further questions. Itlsundcistood there will bojio formal session of the court tomorrow ( Sunday ) but tnat the judge will bo prepared at any time during the day to visit the court room and Tccclvo the ver dict when notified by the jury that they are ready to muko a return. The usual amount of speculation Is being Indulged In by the anxious waiters , but thcro scorns to bo no reason for any of the opinions given , as It Is Impossible fo > * any thing to leak out from the jury room. The prevailing Impression about the criminal court building seems to bo that the jury has agreed ou the conviction of Burke , O'Sul- llvaa au'd Cough Un , ' but nro bunging on the mutter of tbo guilt or innocence of Kunzo and Bcpgs. A British ( .i-owl. LONDON , Deo. 14. The papers hero express press much Indignation at tha action nf the Portuguese officer , Pinto , in making war on tbo Mukaololo tribe in Africa in violation of British Interests. The Globe says ! The con duct of Portugal Is practically a casus belli. England docs not relish warring with con- tcmptiblcs , but if they bcoomo arrogant , In suiting or aggressive ooyond cnduranco she will not hcsituto to make her power felt. The British fleet might exorcise- gentle pressure at Lisbon , A wave of the viceroy's hand would suffice to bring tha Portuguese possessions in India under British sway. Irnlnnil's rtcw Viceroy. DUIII.JN , loo. ) 14. The new viceroy of Ire land , the earl of Zetland , arrived today. A royal salute was fired upon bis arrival bora and bo met with a remarkably enthusiastic reception , Tbo routa from the station was profusely decorated with flags. The viceroy iras enthusiastically ohecrou along tbo entire tire route. Tbo Trinity college- students sang the national anthem In which they were joined by the crowd. No trace of hos tility was displayed. TIlH IJhkr'V COIHOHt. WASHINGTON , Dec , H. The house commit tee on elections today received a batch of testimony under seal in the case of the contest - test at John Baker against William H. Forman - man , tbn sitting member from the Bollovlllo (111. ( ) district. Key Wcst'H ICur'EST \ , Dec , 14. The cigarraakci-s strike Is further from neUIcmcnt than ever Only fifty cases of cigars wcro shipped Us month. The output Is generally 1,800 vase monthly , Fntul Hollur ICxplotlon. COVIKOTOK , Teiin. , Deo. H. The boiler 1 Itandall Urothers1 sawmill exploded th morning , demolishing tbo building and kl ! log Uvo luvu aud ZuUlly lujuriaif two others Innl Action Snspoudod Till Aftojf the Holldiiys. NOT HOSTILE TO CAT HOLICS. Imllnu Coiniiilftftlotiar Moi-gnuVi l.et tor to ArulililMliop Ireland -Tho Silent t Conundrum Anil * Trust Legislation. WASIIINTJTON HnunAUTiir. OMUU HUB , ) fid FouuTEKSTit STIIRBT , > AVAStiixciTov. U. U. , Dae. 11 , I There will not bo llunl nctlon taUcu ou the Lincoln postmastcrshtp mull utter the holidays. The naming of n postmaster nt Lincoln was conceded otlclimlly to Conuressnmu Connell , but SennTors Miuiuerson mid Pad dock hnvo nskcd for u heailnp , nnd thnlr request has been granted. Tha seculars want to present the claims Of vilrlous aspir ants. The appointment will likely bo made soon after tha holiday recess. MOltdlVs DKITASlv. The fight against the continuation of Thomas J. Morgan as Indian commissioner is led by Senators Ingiills mid Plum of Kan sas. Tlioio uio Rc\eral senators u ho will join thorn. The gicntest Interest was manifested to- duv In Morgnn's treatment ot Aicliblshot ) Ireland , winch wns gcnornlly ptiullshod lu tbo lending cnstein papers this morning. Id rcpljltig to tha Minnesotu prclnto the com- unssioner snid : "Iho Catholio bclrnrchy Is misled. The mutter of complaint in tills connection stinted from the dismissal of John A. Gorman , chief of the educational division In the Indian bureau. lie was dis missed for insuoordlnation , inrompctcnoy nnd drunkenness , lie wns n Cnthalii ! and to pain sympathy has misled the loading Catholics of the country who have made their attacks on mo thiough misinformation. I IKIVO explained my position on contract denominational schools before , and pcopld' interested in the education of thn Indians are well acquainted with it. As to the Indian school nt Dovll's Luiio tha archbishop la correct only so fur ns the sisters have been notified that us government oropcity tbo bureau would take charge ot the building nt ny tluio for the purooso of establishing an ndlnn school. It was a notification to Iho Isters to bo retulv to move. I deny that nil lie Indians nt this agency are Catholics' . never told Mr. Lusk that 1 bad ccldcd not to appoint sisters at this bohool. is to the prrsldont'n policy , I nm going urlhcr than ho suggested in his message. la says the funds should bo distributed quItnMy. At present the Catholic church la cttlnc seven-tenths of the lands for school lurposcs. As to my war record the statement that am opposed by old soldiers is false. All hat matter has been explained und after tuq court-martini proceedings I was rocom-1 mended for promotion. Tha man heading bo list ot officers olnging this request was ienjuramo Harrison , Thcro Is not now nor has there ever been hostility to tba Catholio church in this bureau. I have stated that 1 bcllcvo in government schools in uiufcr- enco to contract schools. Tbat is tbe chief cason for complaint. " i nOC8R COMMIT TKES. "Do you think Speaker Reed will nnnouncd bo house committees bcforo congress takes ts holiday recess ? " I asked Chairman Mo- Jlnloy tonight. "Yes , " was the reply , "Ibellovo tlmt Is tbo understanding. " "What day do you oxpcct the recess to bo aker.1" 'That depends upon the day on which tbo ipoakcr is ready to announce the commit tees. " "By Thursday ? " "Probably. " "P-v Friday , surol" "By Saturday at the farthest , aud proto * ably a dny earlier. " The senate will bavo to wait until tha louse is ready for the holiday recess. A general - oral impression prevails that tlio recess wllj bo taken on Thursday , immediately after tbo speaker announces his committees. Most men on both branches expect the committee * to bo ready by that day. The committee- elections has already begun work. It hag : aken up the contest of Posey vs Parrcttf from the first district of Indiana , and It would nave boon ready to report It to tbo ! iouso before the holiday recess had It not been for the absence of ono or two membora of tbo committee. H is undo-stood tbo case will bo disposed of the first thing after the liouso convenes In Jnnunry. Pnrrett , the sitting member , It Is believed , will bo un seated and Mr. Posoy , the republican con testant , will bo seated. TUB SILCOTT MATIin. Thcro continue : to be a goad deal of ner vousness on the part of tha members of tha house as to tha outcome of their financial ac counts with Sorgcunt-ut-Arms Lcodoid. Wlillo very many are willing to vote openly- for a ttto \ reimburse themselves there are these who contend Unit they should boar the loss instead ot the government and vote against tbo measure to reimburse. The question of the responsibility continues to bo debatable. It is held by some of tha shrewd est lawyers that Slicott was the agent of the government bccauso he was paid by the government ; that the government cannot biro ono to bo au individual agent and all who receive salaries out of the federal gov ernment are agents of the government ; thiif , therefore , Slicott was tbo iijront of the gov ernment , und a general bill to reimburse those who'bad tnonoy with him Is not only lawful but Just. * It Is safe to say that finally tbo members will bo reimbursed , with the exception of tbo money they deposited wltti the sergeant- nt-urms , Tha statement of the com- mlttco appointed to mvostigato the shortage - ago In the sorgcant-at-arms1 ofllco reports qulto anumbcrof members as having' ' overdrawn tholr accounts. Among thorn Is Speaker Carlisle who rocolved f 110 more than was duo him. Tbo f 103 reported by the committee as the item overdrawn by Speaker Hoed Is Incorrectly reported , Mr. Heed tays that the amount was duo him whoa ho draw It and that although It may stand as un overdraft outka books It was for the salary of pnst months. There seems to bo no effort made by the treasury , or by officials oMho homo to bring about tha apprehension of Silcott. So far a can bo ascertained uo detectives have been put upon Bllcott's track and no reward baa been offered by anyone. Usually a rovvard of (5,000 or 10,000 would bo offered 'or thd apprehension of the defaulter. It U under- t stood that uvclvo or fifteen Indlctmeotshavo been returned by the grand jury against Silcott for forgery. Forgery U un extrad itable crime und if the defaulting caihler Is in Canada ho can bo brought to trial lor bta crime if ho van bo found , Bergeaut-at-Arm * 101 it UolnB Uluwelf au lujustlca to BV *