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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. 1 ESTABLISHED JUNE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 18 , 18MH3IXTEEN PAGES. COPY FIVE CENTS. \ EACH MEANS MUCH Three Events that Loom Up Above th < Piano of English Politics. PARSONS AND THE PARISH COUNCILS Bill Bishops in the Honso of Lords Aid th < Chances for Disestablishment. SALISBURY IS UNEXPECTEDLY SAT UPON His Amendments Kejected by the. Lowoi House Without Defense or Debate. LIBERALS LEADING FOR THE LORDS Ilnrronrt mid Amiultli'H Paper horvcs Notlci on ( llnilstonn llo Must Head thn On slaught ur IliHlgn III * Position In tliii Party. \C \ < ) ) > urtuMetl IS ! > 4 l > n t'rcut I'lililtihtna Compinil ] LONDON , Feb. 17. ( New York World Ca Me Special to The Bee. ) Three moment ous events have marked Ungllsh politic : during the last week. At least they so seem tc the American observer. The action of the bishops In the House of Lords In vigorous ! ) Hiipportlng nn amendment which would prac tically force parish councils to meet In the village taproom must go far In aid of the rapidly growing movement for the disestab s- lishment of the church. The second notable event Is the practical repudiation of Lord Salisbury's leadership b > his own party In the House ot Commons , His uncompromising amendments to the parish councils bill have every one been rejected with hardly nn Influential voice raised In their favor , by either a tory or n unionist member. It Is difficult to believe that his prcstlgo can survive such a blow. The third , and , perhaps , most Important ol all , is the editorial In this morning's Citron- Iclo practically calling on Mr. Gladstone tc resign the leadership unless ho will at once and effectively commit the liberal paity tr the movement for ending or mending ol the House ot Lords , which the Chronicle holds to bo the question now transcending nil other Issues In tha necessity for Imme diate settlement. MOUTlII'inCD OF Tlin RADICALS. This paper Is the unquestioned mouthpiece of the radical nnd largest wing of the liberal paity , and tha t\\o most prominent mem bers of the Gladstone government , Sir Wil liam Vernon Harcourti chancellor of the exchequer - chequer , and Herbert Asqulth , secretary ol ntato for the Homo department , are the .leaders of that wing. It Is very generally accepted as a fact that Gladstone's sym pathy , o'r , perhaps , his better political judg ment , Is not In favor of this movement ngalst the upper House , at least In the pres ent comlitlo- the popular feeling. 01 course neither a paper nor a section of hla .party could torco Gladstone to resign , fall- Ing' a minority vote In Commons , but the minority vote , it must bo remem bered , could all the time bo effected by the mere abstention from voting of forty or oven less radical members. The tone ot the Chronicle's leader is unmis takably that dissolution is preferable to the putting asldo of what it declares Is tha paramount Issue of the day. Wo may In deed bo on the vcrgo of a great political revolution In England , compared with which the homo rule conflict was a minor matter. THAT HOUBLON TANKARD. In my dispatch of last Sunday I referred to the question of the Houblon tankard , and quoted the Intimation of a paper hero that It must have been stolen. Pursuing the in \ quiry , a nota stating the facts was sent to Colonel Archer Houblon , the present head of the family , and I received today the following reply from him : "I have no Idea how the tankard got out of the possession of tlio descendants ot Its former owner. I am not lineally descended from Sir John , but from his brother. Sir John did not leave any son surviving him. but ho left ono daughter , who married a Mr. Miller , and loft children surviving her. I am much obliged to you for your letter , as It Is of great Interest In connection w'ltli the relics of the past towhich It refers. " It would appear from Colonel Iloublon'a letter that the deccndants of Sir John , If there are any , have dropped Into obscmlty , otherwise ho would Know of their where abouts. All the London papers gave such space to n meeting at the Imperial Institute presided over by Princess Christian , the queen's second living daughter , nt which Mrs. Dunlop - lop Hopkins explained the methods of the Now York School of Applied Design , founded by her. The princess has shown the great est Interest In establishing u similar school hcio In connection with her own Royal School of Art Needlework , and Mrs. Hopkins has promised to devote her whole time to U for the next two years. ART IN ENGLISH PAPERS. Horace Townsend of New York read a paper this wouk be torn the Society ot Arts on Illustrated journalism In the /United States. Ho pointed out how excellent are many of these Illustrations and observed that no table events happening as late us midnight nro accurately portrajed by pictures In the papers of the following morning There was n debate after , In which ono crltlo said that the British public does not and wilt not want illustrations In Its morning papers "within nn hour of the event , " and ho hoped the English dally papers would not fool with art. art.In In reply Joseph 1'ennell , the artist , said he hail seen In the Now York Sunday World excellent sketches by excellent artists re produced In the most satlsfacitory manner. It Is authoritatively announced today that nil opposition In London to thu Erlo reorgan isation had been dropped. As to the assent ot the stockholders the Statist says : "Erlo shares are held all over Europe as well as America , and European holders seldom take the trouble to register In their own names , The names on the register are therefore to a largo extent not the names of real holders , But many whoso names are on the register object to voting , as they have no Interest , The real holders havn no right to vote , AS they are not registered. The question ro- inalns therefore whether the necessary ma- | orty c..n \ > 3 B t umter th so c.rcumstunces , " BALLARD SMITH. 1'or a VVeUli LONDON , Fob. 17. Mr. Gladstone last evening was presented , In his private room In the Houuo of Commons , with an address on Welsh oducatlon from the International Ehtcddfod held at Chicago during the piogrcaa of the World's fair. Replying to the address. Mr. Gladstone said a charter for a Welsh university would bo. granted In response to n demand from al parties Interested , In conclusion Mr. Glad stone remarked he hoped Wales would dc rlvo as much benefit from a university ai Scotland did. now THI : i > iHAsriii : occtmiiii : > . I'nrthor I'uttA Concerning the Terrible llx | > lo lon on the llramlenhiirR. KIEL , Feb. 17. When the account of tin explosion on the Ironclad Brandenburg out side Kiel bay wan telegraphed to the Asso elated press yesterday morning only meagc details of the disaster had reached till city. city.Tho The vessel was anchored at the tlmo nca Stollergrund , three miles from the Duel ! lighthouse , at the entrance to the bay. Sin had recently been undergoing various ox pcrlmcntn and > csterday was selected for i forced draught trial. To" get the Ironclad li first class condition for the test forty artl fleers were sent aboard from the Imperla dock yards. Eleven of these artificers wen In the engine room when tha explosion tool place. The main steam pipe of the star board engine had burst. Far above tin noise ot the escaping steam were heard tin heart-rending cries of the Injured and dying Panic temporarily spread among the crew but after a moment's hesitation every effor was put forth to rescue the unfortunati men In the cnglno room. It was found that thirty-nine men in al had been killed and nine Injured. Till : list Includes ten of the artificers. Thirty seven of the men were killed Instantly. When news of the disaster reached thlc city four steamers , carrying a number o surgeons , wcro promptly dispatched to tin scene. A guardshlp with 1'rlnco Henry o Prussia on board also put off to the Brandon burg's aid. The dead and wounded wcro carried fron the Brandenburg to the steamers nnd con veyed to Kiel. The Injured were taken tc the hospital. It Is believed they will al recov er. Partlculais are even jet hard to obtain It Is said that as soon as the explosion oc curred all hands were summoned on dec ! and the pumps were rigged. It was thei known what the accident amounted to am fears were entertained that the Branden burg was In danger of sinking. All daj long great excitement prevailed at Kiel Most of the dead or Injured lived hero 01 In the neighborhood and many were men ol family. A strict Inquiry will bo made. WAI.KKU INTO Till : 1'Altr.Olt. llotlio Allan hints Wcro Led Into a Trai by the I oiulim I'ollie. LONDON , Feb. 17. Late last night the police-/ under the lead of Chief Inspector Mel ville , took possession of the Autonomlc clul and placed a detective at the door , who , In the course of the night , admitted eighty for- clgneis , most of whom were Germans , Bo hemians and Dutchmen who sought admis sion , Ignorant of the fact that the police were on the Inside. All the prisoners were examined by Melville and forced to disclose their Identity and to produce their passports , The lollco had some trouble in arresting sev eral of the men. At midnight , after all the prisoners had been examined , they were al lowed to-depart. No arrests had been made In the meantime. A force ot police with search warrants vis ited Bourdln's lodgings and other domiciles of anarchists and seized a quantity of an archist literature , Including a violent mani festo headed "Death to Carnot. " No ex plosives were found anywhere except in Bourdln's room , where a bottle similar to that which was exploded In Greenwich park was discovered. The Associated press Is Informed that Inspector specter Melville ot the police will not prefer charges against the members of the Au tonomlc club. This club is the center ot headquarters of the International , the circle of advanced revolutionary spirits. Though no charges are to bo made against tha Au tonomlc club members , It Is believed that the raid will break the back of the revolutionary party In England ; at least that Is the opin ion expressed In official circles. The Exchange Telegraph company sajs that a number ot glass bombs filled with ex plosives have been found In a hotel In Brus sels. It Is added that a Brussels hotel bill was lomul on Bourdln , the anarchist who nearly blew himself to pieces In Greenwich park on Thursday night and who subse quent ! } died In the hospital. Bourdln , It Is also added , was recently absent from Lon don , and from this and other ovldencc the police hero conclude that Bourdln was the of the International traveling plotter-In-chlet tional group. TICAl's LAID J'OK ANARCHISTS. 1 o KnlKhtH of the Iluil Ting I.eil to ( il\e Infoiiiiatlon to the I'ollio. PARIS. Feb. 17. Before the examining magistrates here- , Henry and Bernard , the two nnaichlsts , wcro confronted. Each prisoner had been previously Informed that the other had confessed and a violent scene was the result. Both Henry and Bernard began reproaching each other in bitter teinis for the traltoious course each of them believed the other to have adopted. During thd c-xohango ot biting comments between the prisoner ! ; the police were able to obtain Homo valuable Information. A man who Is suspected ot having taken part In the anarchist raid made upon Henry'H lodgings when the news of his arrest i cached the persona In sympathy with his cause has been uneaten1 , nnd It is Raid that his cipturo will lead to further arrests within a short tlmo. The Echo do Paris says that Henry origin ally Intended to throw his bomb Into the Comcdlo theater , whcro a notable audience had gathered upon the occasion of the first nlght' performance of "Le3 Cobotlns , " but , according to the Echo do Paris , thcro was no room In the theater , and Henry could not obtain admittance and ho consequently took an omnibus to the St. Lnzaro railroad station. Thl agrees with the statement previously made by Henry to the police , with the exception that ho did not mention the name ot the theater ho was unable to obtain admittance to. ( IIVI.M ! AltMSTO I\DIA > H. C'lmi e of Mexicans AculiiHt the lliltlsli Col- onUlH at Hi lire , YFCATAN , Feb. 17.Tlip people of south- cm Mexico uro grcally excited over the ac tion ot tin- English colonists of Boll/o , across the border , In selling arms and ammunition to the Indians living along the Yucatan Belize border The terms of the treaty Htely signed between England and Mexico forbids either Hide Helling arms to these troublesome Indlanx ntid the claim Is nmdu that the Eng lish are now openly violating the terms of thu treaty In thin respect. It Is probublo the Mexican State department will ask an explanation of England Immediately. The Indians hive been showing now signs of outbreak of late nnd the supply eif arms IH uperlally dingrrous. Just | low the hostlles are raid to bo fortifying themselves In lliolr strongholds and there la much ulurm felt among the settlers. The condition ot affair * Is considered very crave , AFFAIRS IN AFRICA Germany's ' Reichstag Places the Ecsponsi bility for Recent Troubles. CAUSED BY INCOMPETENT OFFICIAL ! Savage Attacks Made Upon the Suppose * Oivilizing Mission. IMPLEMENTS OF TORTURE EXHIBITEt Whips with Which the Dahomoyan Womei Were Flogged Exposed. FARMERS OBJECT TO CAPRIVI'S ' TARIFI ( ienimn ( [ rangers Ciin See No tiooil In III ! 1'tillcy The Kmperor HytnpathUcs ttltlutlic ViUlniHof tli limn. ili'iiburf ; DIxiiNUr. IC'ipvr/fjftfrcJ / , 180-1 , liy the Associated I'rcss.l BERLIN , Teb. 17. The Uelchstng vvai engaged yesterday anil today In tlio discus Bleu of colonial affairs. The members ap proved tlio addition of 4.COO marks to th < salary of Dr. Kuyser , who henceforth vUl bo entitled to bo a director o tlio colonla department. I'rlnce Arcnberg , reporter of the budge' ' committee , declared tliat the committee hat arrived at tlio conclusion that the centra administration was responsible for the recent - cent African troubles , and that It must Ir future exercise greater judgment In Iti choice of ofllclnls for Africa. Herr IJebel yesterday made a ravage ant. . sarcastic attack upon the administration ol cast Africa and denounced the pretended civilizing mission of the colonial enthusiasts Chancellor von Caprlvl , replying for the government , appealed to tlio house not tc make the already hard task of the govern ment still harder , assuring the members thai the government would do Its best to remedy the abuses. Upon resuming the debate today , the mcn- bers of the Helchstag wcro astonished to find upon the table of the liouso specimens ol whips , made of rhinoceros hide , and other Implements of castlgatlon , which , accord. Ing to Herr Uebel , were used by the Ger man officials In cast Africa to lash the unfortunate - fortunate Dahomeyans. Ilerr Rlchtcr demanded a searching par liamentary Inquiry Into the Cameroons scan dals , In paitlcular , and Into the German colonial system In general , which , ho com plained , was purely military and Ignoied the economic Interests. Continuing , Hen Hlchter urged Hut Ger many should abandon her possessions In southern and east Africa and be contented with retaining her northern possessions , which. In his opinion , were ample for all reasonable colonial needs. Chancellor von Caprlvl , replying to Herr lltchtcr and other speakers who had ad dressed the house , said : "I have that amount ot colonial enthusiasm which the duties of mv office Impose upon me. The present policy of the retention of the colonies necessitates a certain amount of militarism. Colonial enterprises would not succeed with out bureaucracy , the lack of which , in Ilnron Wclsmann's administration , may still entail sonic jears of trouble. Under that regime money was spent recklessly and the consequences still give the accounting com mittee plenty of work. " The chancellor fully admitted that the Infusion of the trading clement was highly desirable , but , he added , unfortunately , merchants of attainments and means were seldom Inclined to go lo the co'onles. 1 ho prosperity of the colonies , \accordlnt ; to Chancellor von Caprlvl , was not attainable by any rut and dried paper scheme. Each colony required special ticatment , sala the chancellor , who praised the colonizing vvo-k of Baron , Schcelo and Major Francois , and paid tribute to the unceasing falrnojs of the conduct of tlio English towards the Ciernuns In southwest Africa. Mishaps , according to the chancellor , occurred with all states , and It was not just to blame German loaders for their non-nucccss. After a long discussion the house i.dopted the east Africa estimate. CAl'UIVI'S TARIFF POLICY DENOUNCED. A great convontlon of the Tanners league , represented by G.OOO delegates , mot tonight in Uurlln. The lenders denounced Chancellor von Caprlvl'h tariff policy In the strongest terms. There wcie no conservative mem bers of the Reichstag among the spcakeis and the abbcnce of the delegates from east ern Prussia was also remarked. The emperor Is Bonding a largo wreath , which will bo dlnplujed at the funeral of the victims of the Brandenhcrg disaster The warship Brandenberg , which was seriously damaged by the explosion of her iHeam pipes whllo on n trial trip under forced draught > psterday , an acci dent which ic'sulted In the death of over forty men , has been towed hito the harbor and this morning the chief engineer , who has been missing slnco the explosion , was found dead and , In addition , thrco more of the Injuied artificers lia\o succumbed to their Injuries , bringing ( ho total of dead up to fortv-thrco. Of the wounded ono man Is severely Injured and five others are suffer ing from slight Injuries. The Helchsanzclgcr publishes the official account of the explosion on board the Ilran- dcnberg. This account of the explosion sajs that "the warship was outsldo the bar unJ that all her twelve boilers wcro being used The qngiucs' indication was that about 1,000 horse power was being usoj ; therefore , It Is claimed , tlicro was no forced draughf , as under foiced draught over 10,000 liorso power would have been developed. Continuing , the Ilelchsanzelger asserts that the accident happened through the breaking away of the fastening apparatus for turning off the steam of the starboard engine , and the steam from all the boilers thus found fieo Ingress Into the engine room , which was tilled with people. Tlio steam spread Instantaneously throughout the room , scalding every occupajit and penetrating tlnough the door leading to the port onglno room and thcnco thiough the stairways Into the upper roonui , whcio the electrical machinery , distilling apparatus and stores were situated , continuing the work of de struction Almost every person wan busily working In these rooms and must have mot Instantcous death , an the bteam was pouring from the boilers at u temperatures of ISO Itcamur , and It la not likely It lost much heat In passing to the looms. "Nothing In jet known of the cause of the breaking of the apparatus for turning off the Hteniu in tlio starboard engine , and In order to thoroughly Investigate the matter lUo admiralty department has dispatched Its chief constructors to klel with Instruc lions to learn the cause ofjtho disaster. " "Such accidents Imppcn ln every navy , n every one known who follows the publisher Intelligence on such Rupocts. With sue ! high pressure , In this cnso twelve atmosphere phero , nowadays , there lt ( always a certali amount pf danger for tholenglnc , and cape dally on the trial ( rip , when It Is noccssar ; to ascertain whether the machinery am boilers meet the recjiilfenipnts. "It cannot always * bo scon from the out sldo whether the Internal parts of the ma chlriery possess sulllcleilt strength. The : therefore must bo tested and all posslbli precautions are taken , liut such an accldcn as this could not'probably have beet averted , and It Is gratifying to learn that In spite of the magnitude ot the disaster , tin admiral In command ot the squadron wa abto to report that the behavior of the en glno room staff at the time of the dlsastci must bo described as exemplary. " SYMPATHY FROM WILLIAM. The emperor has taken the opportunity ti send a telegram to Captain Ilomlormann ai follows : "Tho heroes' , death which the vie tltiiH met In the faithful performance of theli duty Insures them forever the place of hone ; In the memory of their sovereign and It the annals of the German navy. " The emperor's message concludes : "Will firm trust In God wo must submit to tin working of His Inscrutable will and lopk t < the future to be consoled. I will cause i tablet to be placed In the garrison cfinrcl at Kiel In memory of the killed. Par th < rest full steam ahead. " A dispatch tonight from Kiel says the Brandenberg was brought from Stettin lasl fall In order to bo subjected to a scries ol trials. On Tuesday of the current vvceli fdio was again docked , coaled on Wednesday - day and niadu a successful trip. On Thurs < day afternoon an engineer who was or board states positively , contrary to the Relchsanzclgcr.'s official account , that , at the moment of the explosion , 7JOO-horso power was Indicated , The engineer adds , how ever , that on previous trips so much as 10- 000-horse power had been reached. It Is asserted that u now copper tube was Inserted before the disastrous trip by the Nutkan company , builders of the vessel , who had the greatest interest In showing the capacity of the engjnts at their best be- causa the vessel had not been turned over to the government. The report of the explosion was so small that at first It was tlioilght a water gauge had burst. The spectacle In the engine room after the disaster was horrifying. The dead were heaped one upon another , devoid ot cloth ing , with a thick foam to be seen at their mouths. Surgical assistance was quickly summoned from Kiel. The directors of the Hamburg-American line arc prosecuting the Local Anzclger , the only paper In Berlin which published as a fact the rumor cir culated to the effect that the Augusta Vic toria , of the Hambuig' line , had been lost The law prov Ides that , such on offense can be punished as n misdemeanor. The approaching visit ot Cmpcror William to I'rlnce Bismarck 'on Monday next gains In Importance from the , fact that Frlcd- rlchsruh Is entirely , out of. the _ way of a " " person enroutc to Wilhelshaven"tho direct route being via Bijlvu > en mid Oldenburg , The Hamburgers are dtdlghtcd at the com ing of the emperor , and will turn out In thousands In order ti > welcome him. The railroad depot at Filcdrlchsruh is already beautifully decorated. Mme. Marc Schach , divorced wlft , of the famous tenor , Nlcmann , who was run over by a coal wagon at Dresden recently , which broke both her legs j and inflicted serioub Internal Injuries , has' been under the care of Prof. Bergmann , wjth the result that the famous ph > blclan has'been ' successful in his treatment of the actress. Amputation has proved to be unnccessaiy. Her recoveiy will be slow , but there arc strong hopes of her ultimate iccovery. Memorial concerts In honor of Hans von Bulow are being held in all the largo cities. The son of Herr K'cbknecht , the distin guished radical leader , "la now serving a year In u' regiment stationed in this city , and the fact transpired 5that ho had to take part In a theatrical performance of a patriotic play , In vvliHi he assumed , on the emperor's birthday , the lolo of Frederick the Great. Young Ktebknccht's represen tation of the character referred to has given rlbo to much amusing comment. At the Berliner theater yesterday Herr Barnay produced a free version of Shakes peare's "Tlmon ot Athens , " by Prof. Bul- thaulpt of Bremen , who has completely re modelled the scenes and characters. The magnificent acting of Herr Barnay as "Alclblades , " the efficient support of Herr Kraussnock as "Tlmon" nnd Praulcln Been , as "Kl > tla , " received tremendous applause from the audience which crowded the theater. : AM > r Itelutlons Ilctniin tlip Tuo CottntileH Jlc- i liming Struliu cl. PARIS , Feb. 17. A beml-ofllclal note has been Issued In regard to the attitude of the Portuguese government in most of the questions which have arisen between Franco and Portugal , and especially In regard to those questions w hluh , affected French In vestments. The attitude of Portugal In these matters , it is niinounccd. has caused Picmler Caslmir-Pcrler to recall the French Minister In Lisbon tci Paris In order to con fer with the govcrmneut upon the situation. During the absence of the French minister fiom Portugal the flr-st secretary will replace him and will so ac < until the present crisis permits of the French /nlniuter's return. MADRID , Feb. l . The general opinion expressed In political "circles Is that the situ ation In Portugal resembles that which ne cessitated the Intervention of Spain In the affairs of Portugal fifty jcara ago , nnd the opinion Is also expiu&setl that Spain xhould Immediate1 } ' consider t the means to' bo takrii in order'to prevent Portugal fiom be coming tlio Lcntcr ol permanent political ngltntlon. The queen' ' rrgont and the cabi net huva discussed the departure of the F.ench minister from Lisbon and the situa tion Is regarded as being serious. lAUl'is Alii * 3T.VKVI.NO. irvero Avlntir U Canning ( irnit IllHtrcsH A mom ; 'I hex * JIixlijui Indian * . HERMOSILLO , Me * . , Feb. 17 Reports ia\o been ucolvc-d here of intense mirfcring tmong the Yaqul Indians , whoso territory s situated in the , heart of the Sierra Madre nountalns west of'l.cre , in that high alti tude the n Inter liaj been very severe , nnd .his , together with a shortage of food sup- illos , IKIH brought the Indians to the verge it man at Ion , many subslatlng entirely on roots and dried herbs. wild game IH scarcer In the mountains than ever before uiov.n , nnil the Indians got but little food roni that source. Nupoltuil htiitllu Illomi Dim n. tlOl'LOONK. Feb 17 The statue of Na- loloon , which was erected hero In ISjl by Englishmen , has been blown down and irokcn to plccei. TO AVOID COKTAGIOf Admiral Bcnham Takes Stops to Protect th Men in His Pleat. GIVING YELLOW JACK A WIDE BERTI All bnt Ono United States Vessel Ecmovei from Eio's ' Infected Harbor. SAUCY SKIPPER STURGES STILL SAFI Shows His Hcols to Do Hollo's ' Mon nnd Es capes Their Fire , TOWED THE DESTROYER TO PERNAMBUCC Commander of the iiiitiilt linn a Mirl ; Jlriiuli with tliu lU-heU After Lund- Ing JIU Ton May Now bill Ills Vessel. LCujwr'u'i ' ' ( tl 1S04 tty I'rtis PulilWitng Camv mi ; UIO JANEIRO , Feb. 17. ( New York Worh Cable Special to The Bee. ) The cruisers New York and Charleston have gene tc Halpn , a small town outside the bay twelve miles from hero on the coast , a shorl distance above Fort Santa Cruz. They havi been ordered there by Admiral Benham tc escape yellow fever Infection , for whlcli reason ho sent the Newark and the Detroll to the HIo do la Platte river. The crulsci San Francisco alone of the United StateE squadron now remains In the bay of Illo. It Is Admiral Benham's Intention to have the three cruisers left In this section take turns In watching Inside Illo bay the course of events and In giving prompt protection to American Interests. Tlio American steamer Santult , whlcli towed the I'lratlns from New York te Pcrimmbuco , arrived hero last night. Cap- tlan Sturges , her commander , on coming ashore In a launch , was pursued and fired on by the rebels. Ho had a narrow escape from capture. The Santult , formerly an Atlas liner , was chartered by Flint & Co. to tow the Destrojer , afterward named the I'lratlng , to Brazil. It Is believed that n clause In the contract provided for the sale of the Santult to the Bra 7lllan government If PoKoto should want to buy her. Such a provision would account for her prescnco at HIo after 1 av- Ing delivered the Destroyer to I'eKoto's representative at I'crnambuco. She Is n schooner rigged propeller of 900 regUtcrod tonnage , 250 feet long , twenty-nine feet bcrtm and seventeen feet draft. Captain Sturges said before leaving New York last December that If the rebels got after him while on his way to Brazil he would wrap himself in the American flag and pace the deck. IN 1110 HAltllOlt. AVlmt Is liclng Done by tlio Insurgent anil ( ioiiTMiiiont forces. tCojitfrfo'ilcd ' , 18H. bu thi Associated I'ress.l HIO DC JANEIRO , Feb. 17. There were four deaths hero yesterday from yellow fever and fifteen deaths from other fevers. The United States steamship Newark has gone to sea suddenly. It is suspected she Is tainted with fever. The United States cruiser Detroit left hero a week ago In order to look Into the state of affairs at Santos , I'arangua and Desterro. She had no fever on board when she left this port. There are only seven foreign warships hcio at present and there is little doing. There Is absolutely no truth in the sensa tional report circulated to the effect ( hat ono of the rebel warships recently flrcd on the steam launch belonging to the United Slates steamship Newark. The spread of yellow fever is causing mi'ch alarm among the foreign population. Of those who die , usually two-thirds are for eigners and three-quarters of those who dlo are men. Chinamen and paupers add consid erable to the death list. The Santuit , the steamship commanded by Captain Sturges , which anlved In Pernam- buco on January 20 , towing the Brazilian torpedo boat Pirating , formerly the De stroyer , arrived hero during the past night with " 78 passengers. Considerable curiosity , as well as astonishment , lias been expressed at the fact that the much talked ot cruisers , America and Nlcthoroy , fitted out In Now York , have been so Inactive , People expected the Nlcthcroy , especially , to do something startling with her dynamite gunand when she tlld nothing but cruise outsldo of Pornam- buco , and recently made for Bah la , the re port was circulated that there wore dissen sions among her crow and that the dyna- mlto gun was useless. WHY IT HAS RHMAINRD 1DLU. The Associated press correspondent has In vcstlgated the Inaction of the Pelxoto fleet , with the result that ho has obtained the following statements from n person who should undoubtedly bo able to Jell the true story of the affair. In the first place , the Nlcthoroy never in tended to engage the Aquidaban , nnd when It was icported the Republlca and Aquld. nban had started In search of'tho Nlcthcroy , the latter vessel was ready to do some good steaming In some direction which would bcparato her from thu Insurgent ohlps as much as possible. The following Is the plan at operations which was mappe I out for the Nlctheroy In New York between the dyna mite gun company's people and the repre sentatives of life Brazilian government. A perfect map , or chart , of the harbor of Hio ilo Janeiro was carefully prepared and di vided Into ranges for the dynamite gun's projectiles. The Nlcthcroy wai to go to the entrance of the harbor of Illo do Janeiro i ml from behind those entrances , protected from attack by the guns of the 'ort nt the entrance , was to have hurled icr huge dynamite shells Into Fort VII- ogagnon , situated on tha island which has irovcd ot such great assistance to thu In- mrgciitH. After Fort N'llU'ragnon had been illenced , according to the plant ) , the SJIctheroy was to have entered the bay ami : o have taken up n position behind Fort t'lllcgainon ; and fiom there , gafii from the Ire ot the rebel ships , she was to semi her iynamlto missiles Into the rebel fleet. But ho facility with which the Aqulduban and lin Hepiibllca left HIo harbor , thuii demon- itratlng the voiy weak nature of the fire vhlch the entrance forts could direct upon i man-of-war , changed the plan , and the s'lctlicroy was to have sailed for Dostcrro , ho southern stronghold of thu Insurgents , vlth the Intention of dynamiting that place nto subjection. This Inst plan might have been carried nit before this hud It not been fur the fact tint I'i'lxctu's fleet has been I ) Ing at crnambuco , and , more recently at liahla , .nxlously awaiting ammunition supplies for THE BEE BULLED f. trtatlitr for Omitfui rtn I nefiift'f ; t'titr ; Colder ; Xnrtlttctti L H'lntl /'not . * ' 1. Tlircn iiiKll : li rolltlval I'.UMit ( Irrninn I'lirnirn * unit tinHIIH arlf llnltril Slutrt Slilpi l.i-nvn Itli rliin McKlnlry In Stiiint for tin' .Soul y. loxt of , lmlK ' CiildurlPn Orilrr PrnriTilIni ; * In tint ItmtivU l\l \ > \M' .Vlit'oj \\IHH In 1'oiir Itomul * . : i , CliiiniK for Ullxim'H Kill In the Nrnitr ( irntTiil ViinvVjck on M-briiilm I'olUlii Women ( li'l 'I iH'lr I'liturrN Talirn. IVu I'oMoMUrR lie-Ill ; ; Itlllll. I. I IrHt VV I < of l.i nt In Society , n , .Vclmiilm Stutitem anil ( looKlp , I'orrtaxt for tint Ni-xt Half Century. ( I. Cumuli ItlnlTrf I , < iutlN u < i. lo n viaj I lav it Imil Option Vi't. C'IISH Ooiint ) lunk' Ai-icti DtilndlliiK. 7. Milk Denier * VVurii tluit'ltj. Sonin ( illnipxrri of Cm Mile. Tor a ( 'anil Aermi Mlihlgan. H. Among tinHrllgloim Worker * . II ) . VV an ! Her WMJH anil Her World. 'MinirtliliiK for Yon to Pomler OUT. Mumipr'i I'liM for I iiliur. 11. MierllT of sMiljoii ConrliiKlon , SMI'I ( | < < | I ProRri ; > ! < ' ( In 1'ollt County , ly. l.'illlorlal anil Comment. 11. AniniiK tlm Insurance- < n. Uliat the Secret Orders Are Doing. ! < > . Omalia'H l.ouil Trade Condition * . Comiiierelut ami I'liuinelal No n. I.Uo Stock Markets Itexlevvid , 10. ( JrUnold'H Woolily drill of Sporlliif Its powder guns. The vessels were flttcc out so hastily In New York and there wai so much anxiety to get them south thai only n very small supply of ammunltlur for the powder guns was taken on board It being understood that the remainder wa- to follow promptly ; but It seems the compaii } which was to furnlRh the ammunition dl < : not kee > p up to Its contract and the Nlcthe roy , America and others of I'ulxoto't vessels have been far from ready to engage the enemy , a fact which might have been valuable to the Insurgents had It leaked oul before this. In order to conceal the true stale ol affairs reports that the vessels were awaiting the arrival of the German torpedo boats , etc. , that the dynamite gun was out of order , and practically useless , were sent out. The Associated press couespondcnt , how or , In assured that the djnamlto gun Is In per fect working condition nt present , nnd that both the Nlctheroy and the America have crews sufficient to fight the two vessels. There was some leakage to some of the sup ply pipes of the dynamite gun when It was tried after leaving New York , but these de fects wcro duo to the hasty manner In which the cruiser was fitted out , and have been remedied , and the dynamite gun company has on boaid the Nlctheroy at present an expert handler of dynamite guns , who pronounces his weapon to bo In the most effective con dition. Finally , by this tlmo the Nlcthcroy and American have received their supplies of ammunition from the powder companies and are all in good trim. MiV Kit IN DAhUKH. lcli nt to the City of 1'nrlfl Did Not Kxcllo iither : I'IIBHI ngcrH or i'rrn. \CowirtiMed \ lKil > ] j l'ic. < ruhltslilnj Company/ ) LONDON , Fob. 17. ( Now York World Cable Special to The Bee. ) Your Queens- town correspondent sends an interview with Captain Handle of the American liner Purls , which contains better details of the accident to the steamer than the other ac count. The captain said : "Wo left Southampton at 2 p. in. Saturday. Immediately after sailing wo had stiong head winds , which developed Into terrific gales Sunday. However , wo made excellent headway and had eveiy prospect of making n record passage. Monday the weather con- sldeiably moderated and hopes were enter tained that flue weather would succeed tlio gale. Everything wont well until ! ) :15 : Mon day , when the accident to the rudder oc curred , which subsequently caused the liner to abandon her western vojage. The cplmllo In the head of the rudder had given way and the rudder could not bo worked. All efforts to remedy the defect proved futllo and further use of It had to bo abandoned. When the accident happened several pas sengers had retired to their state rooms for tie night , others wcro lounging about the saloons , qulto unconscious that any mishap had occurred. In a short tlmo , however , all on board became aware of what had happened , but they did not show uneasiness For many hours after the mishap wo con tinued on our western course , steering by our twin screws. This was qulto an ex periment and proved most successful , the Paris making ten knots un hour. But for the very high sea and boisterous weather wo could have continued our voyage to Now York , though another consideration which Induced us to return was the fear of the supply ot coal running short. At nnon Tuesday , when about 1,000 miles frmn Southampton and 7SG miles from Queens- town , wo decided , after consultation , to bear up for the Irish coast. Our decision was at once communicated to the passen gers , and ono and all were perfectly satis fied. The ship's head wan. accordingly turned to the eastwaid and excellent | regress - gress was made , 310 miles being logged In twenty-four houis , the ship not deviating In the slightest from n illrcet toursc Whllo returning the passengcra enjoyed them selves by giving concerts. " / / , / . in : Af/f'j'/t/.s.s//j. So further Information of 'May IItnol < ) II'H hull Illo to Hit l''iirillslicil. SAN FRANCISCO , Cal , Feb , 17. ( Special Telegram to The Bee ) Manager Prcsbury of the Palmer company has laid un embaigo an any fuithcr details of May Brookyn's uulcldo reaching tlie newspapers. He has foibidden any ot the company talking and lie has kept In seclusion Mlrn Boulon , the "Buttons" to whom May left her dresses : ind who was her chum. Miss Boulon 2ould tell moro than any ono knows of Lho actress' lust days. Prenbury lonlos * that May held Intlmuta relations with Lovccraft or that she know ilm more than two jears. The tule iaplied cport of un Interview with Dr. Robertson naUcH him deny that ho wioto mnsBagea In ila letter. Evcrv word In the letter was : oplod from the original and the doctoi limy jot a photograph copy of It If ho wants > cular demonstration. There Is no ques- lon that May Brookyn was Insane when Hho iwalloweil tha poison. She had dabbled In iplrltuullHin hcio and actually came to bu- lo\o she iccelvud a message fiom Love- : raft from the other world , and that he was ailing her to coma to him , The filner.U tomorrow will bo strictly prl- rate only members ot the company being idmlltod. Conntlni ; Coils. Mr nnd Mrs Hale , whllo coasting on St ilary B avenue last evening , collided tvlih u ilelgh driven by H. A. Fisher. Mrs Hale inkle was broken- H'RINLEY ' WILL LEAD Ohio Kopnblcnns Mi\y Compel Him to Con test for the Souato. CAN SUCCEED BRICE WITHOUT TROUBLE Champion of Protection Holds the Key to the Situation. POLITICIANS MAKING MANY SLATES Necessity for a Popular Oatulidato Recog nized by All Elements. ANXIOUS TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE Will Hum n TiMiilcnry ti > OITjut tlio III if fictH of DI-IIIOI ratio KfTortn anil Ho- Htiirn tl l'rimii riitiH IVilml of tinItcpiilillcin Iti-Ign. COLUMBUS. 0 , Feb. 17. ( Special Telegram - gram to The Bee ) The recent visit to this city ot prominent politicians from various states and the conferoncus with Governor McKinley and William Iliilmn , societary of the imtlcnal republican committee , have been productive of many political conjec tures concerning the future of Ohio's popular chief executive. During the past week many leaders In the state have been In Columbus to attend the banquet of the Lincoln lo.igue. On what ap pears to be reliable Information it Is said to night that nn effort will bo made to perfect an agreement 115 to the next can didate for Fnltcd States senator , as it bcoms ccitaln that Mr. Brlco will ho succeeded by a republican Dx-Govcrnor Forakcr Is again a rccognlzc-d aspirant for senatorial honors and on this account , ac cording to the story , the leaders were un able to agree , 'llils failure , it Is said , will result In the candidacy of Governor Mc- Klnlcy , vvwv-c term will expire a vear from next Jammty , when the senator will bo elected. The governor's friends , whllo not admitting the correctness of the statement , say there Is need of a man like Major Mc- Klnley In the senate to give the people con fidence and restore the prosperous period that pio\alleil before the advent of the demo cratic administration. The Indications point to the probable candidacy of the governor , whoso consent would bo almost certain to result In his election. ritr.i ) vns / . . .isj Ho I'lKl.'ttMKi's to Kiilhlo/i , HtifTiilo Ulll , hilt .Mnlii'S u Hutch of It. WASHING ! OX , Feb. 17.-Spoclal Tele gram to The Doe. ) Colonel William F. Cody , of Nebraska , who Is hero to secure permis sion from the secretary of the Interior lo take with his show this beason a number ot Indians fiom tha noithwcst reservations , had a lively fistic encounter at Chamber lain's last night. With George Beck ot Wyoming and n number of other friends Colonel Cody was entering a private dining room to take supper , when Fred May , the well known New York athlete and club man , who a dozen jears or so ago fought n duel with James Gordon Bennett , approached the Nebraskan and gruffly demanded an apology for an alleged offense a decade since In Now York. Colonel Cody said that ho was not aware that ho ever had offended May , but that if ho had he apologised , for ho did not mean to wantonly offend any mam May was drinking and was sor.owhat under the in fluence of liquor. Then Colonel Cody en tered the dining room. After supper ho and his friends wcro leav ing Chamberlain's , when May , accompanied by three or four companions , approached him and again demanded further apology. May dclared that the apology made was "no apology at all. " "Yes , " said * one of May's companions , "mako thu d d Iu'ig-halnxl western ranger apologize , " and ho 'applied un offensive epi thet. thet.Up Up to this moment Colonel Cody had been apologctlcal and good nattircd , but now ho struck out from the shoulder. May's com panion , n burly fellow , got Bill's flst just under the left ear and wont sprawling Into the hat rack some distance away. "Now you will apolngl/o to me , " eX- clalmed May , approaching Colonel Cody , and assuming a fistic attitude. "All right. " replied Buffalo Bill , and ho let May have It in the neck No sooner had May "went to grass" than Hill's first victim drew a revolver. Mr. Heck caught this and wrenched It from the stranger's hand Just as BUI hit the latter a rlght-hamlur In tlio eye and knocked him nut. By this tlmo May , who la a powci fully built man and a Mugger from way bade , was on his feet and coming at thu No- braskan. This was the climax. The Wild West Hhowman hit May a blow on the chin , which actually Knocked him ten feet under the table This ended the fight. Neither assailant renewed the battle. Buffalo BUI had w hipped two men , cither ot whom was his equal , If not his superior , In phjsluil strength and sl/c. Colonel Cody In much humiliated over the nffali. He la not a quairolsomo man and after duo apologies for fancied wrongs actually begged May and his frlondx not to make a row. 'llm affair was kept a scciet until today , and efforts have been made to have no publication mittlo of It Hv or ) body says Cody was right. May nnd his frlundi are yut In bad blood , but the end ban prob ably been reached. jivitdf..tit ! > rsIH ; \ I'liNtolllin Safe at Hull ) , Nib. , Illuun to , I'd i IK anil SIIDO MoleM. KANSAS CITY , Feb 17. A special to the Times from llulo , Nub , says- Burglars brolib Into the poHtolltco at this place early this morning and got away with JCOO in cash mil valuables They blew open the Bafo tvlth dynamite and tooK iiverythlng It con tained | 300 In ( ash , $ JOO In stamps and MOO worth of cigars and tobacco The force jf the explosion was so strong that It : anlod part of tilt * safe door clean through ) iio aide of the building. Notwithstanding .ho noise the robbers escaped , A pusuo Is In pursuit. _ .until i o.vi.v iui : run : . l'h Hiiiuliiil I Ulieriniu 1'ioiitlnt ; In tliQ .Niirtlu rii SriiH , HKLSINHFOHS , Hiiwlii , Feb 17 On Tuesday night an Ice lloo broke adrift un .ho coist of Ingcrmann land and carried oft 100 fUheunon. with their wives and children , vho wcro on the Ice at the time Food , clothing and fuel are being sent tq | hum. Their rescue U probabl& .