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ESTAJJlilSIIED JUNE 10 , 387l' . CXMAIIA , SUNDAY LOHNINQNOVEMIJEll 7 , 18S)7 ) TWENTY PAGES. S1NGLT3 COPY JT1VE OENTS. TAMMANrS TRIUMPH Election in Now York Still tha Wonder of European People. CALL IT A BLOW TO GOOD GOVERNMENT Englishmen Can't Reconcile Themselves to Greater Gotham's Oholco. JAMES BRYCE ON HENRY GIORGE Great Historian Pays His Tribute to the Dead Philosopher. riW OUTLET FOR AMERICAN PRODUCE South Africa n Klelil In Which n T.ooil Vntilc Can Hardly lie Up In Food I'roiIutitN. ( CMpyrlKht , 1S97 , by I'rcp PulillMitnR Company. ) LONDON , Nov. 6. ( New York World Ca- lilegr.im Special Telegram. ) Never before lias England taken euch a keen Interest In an American municipal election as this year , and the defeat of Seth Low Is regarded as o Mow to good government the world over. 'As ' to 'Henry George , I venture to quote from n letter ot James llryce , for It Is a tribute to one who will rank Jilgh In American , lit erature when the world shall have caught upwith his Ideas and educated people shall have censed to regard him ns a communist : "J recollect few things more tragic , " . "writ's iMr Brlco , "than Henry George's death at this moment , and am heartily sorry that the world has lost him. I knew him a little and rcfcpccted him a great deal. He was not only a man of remarkable literary power , but n very sincere and earnest man , Who left a moat favorable personal Impres sion on my mind over since the time , now more than ten years ago , when he break- JaBted with me und talked over California nnd New York ailalrs. It seemed to mo that ho never got quite Justice In this country , I : was In these day's that I remember Henry Ocorgo complaining that his reception at Ox foul and Cambridge was anything but sympathetic ; though It could not have been BO discouraging to him ns the manner In Which It was sought to 'Ignore ' him at the great universities of his own country. " NEW OUTLET FOR PRODUCE. While In South Africa I was much struck by the enormous extent to which the people of that country depended upon Europe and JAmorcJa for food supplies , and I am not sur prised that a shipload of American turkeys , chickens , pigeons and ducks Is on the way to that land ot gold and ostrich feathers. Who trade should be a valuable one for us and .Would bo better If wo had first-class consuls In that country. Trom a letter just received , ( written by the wife of a prominent official ot Natal , herself an excellent housekeeper , 3 quote : "Everyone Is looking very much concerned Just now , with the prospect of rinderpest In our midst , everything rising to famine prices ; butter 4 shillings per pound , eggs 3 shillings a dozen ; fowls very small ones 3 shillings each. " This letter Is from tbo moat favored part of South Africa , and prices must bo at least double as much In the Transvaal. It seems llko carrying coald to Newcastle to take agricultural products to ft land where on'y the soil is cheap , but I am confident that with proper ships and proper faro on the Journey , there is a splen did future for a regular trade in food from ( America direct to the cape. ENGLAND'S CURIOUS BLINDNESS. From the most Intimate friend of Dr. Loyds , this Btato secretary of the Transvaal , I lioir that ho Is shortly to resign In order to become the envoy of his country to the Dutch of Europe. Then wo shall see the curious result of the Jameson raid , the .Transvaal dealing diplomatically with the foreign dfilco of a foreign country , while In England tier agents are received only at the colonial olllce. In other words , the Inde pendence of the Transvaal Is admitted by every country excepting England. Thcro la no doubt that the Trans vaal will make a desperate effort to secure an outlet to the sea ait Dolagoa Day , and though Dr. Lcyds lias exercised great secrecy In his frequent visits to that port , I doubt not. that ho has paved the way for such a concession and that Portugal will allow tbo Transvaal govern ment to land military stores without ob servation from other countries , The Christmas book season Is now In full swing , as ! discovered this morning1 on callIng - Ing at the house of a friend , who had stacked up on his table about 300 new boys' books , all ot which ho had to review for a big news paper. Said bo : "It la astonishing how boys' books have Improved In tbo last twenty years , so that now older people can enjoy ucti a book as well as youngsters. " I asked htm which books sold best and bo Mid emphatically : "Henty's , " which Is the best tribute to the prevailing good taste , for lila books have always a historic framework , .while at the saino tlmo they arc full of Iicalthy adventures , I learned today lhat llenty sold more books In America than In England , ( or which news I was not at all prepared , Few books , by the way , could bo much more romantic than ana telling Henty's life as c journalist and war correspondent , for holias been In most wars ot modern times , and his health has naturally suffered from much exposure. Ho Is just now In splendid health , however , and turns out new stories with a fertility of Imagination truly astonishing , llenty Is as modest as ho la bravo , and , llko Mark Twain , thoroughly ap preciates Ilio good work of ills rivals. Said llenty to mo once ; "I read manyi boys' books loiter than mine und It they do not sell so iwcll It U merely because I had the start of them Aiul boys huvo grown * accustomed to me. " WHAT AILS THE KAISEK ? The ruir.or that the German emperor Is fcolng out of his head finds strange cur rency In Europe , but It is only believed by those- who cannot otherwise explain some of Ills latter utterances. Among the people Ittho aereo with him ho Is regarded as per fectly sane , for among the oillclal and court party of Prussia the Parliament Is re- raided as an abomination , and the law ot the land 1 respected only Insofar as It manatfs from the divine t\l | | of the monarch at the Ilerlln court. We are re garded as Insane for believing In popular government. What makes the present em peror's behavior more sliungo than that ot bis predecessors Is that he hux the courage of bis convictions , ami says frankly what uch me" as Frederick WHItein IV only tinted at vaguely. That monarch fitly years ago was so much frightened by the Derlln flboraU that be turned liberal for a abort liino nud bl brother , the latw Emperor Wil liam , concealed himself In London for fear of personal violence. The father of these two kings also ran away from his post of duty , but these are not episodes of history which arc officially taught In the German schools. Now that the year of revolution Is to celebrate Its twentieth anniversary the German aristocracy shivers at the Idea ot a pcrslblc conflict between themselves and the people , and Indeed that the emperor at such a season as this should precipitate a quarrel of this kind docs look somewhat like madness. HAKO ON HANNIS TAYLOH. The Spanish situation Is complicated by the feet that Spain stands with one foot In republicanism and the ortier In monarchy. Her Internal difficulties are real and pres sing , and she has herself sought to settle the Cuban war In a manner fair to both fightIng - Ing parties. Unfortunately , however , Instead of assisting In this solution , America sent to Madrid Hannls Taylor , who acted as though ho had only one foot In the service of his country whllo the other stood upon the prospect of a s at In- the Unlte-d States sen ate. His Interest was to flatter his Ala bama constituency by playing jingo , Irre spective of consequences to any one but him- suit. When I visited Madrid he hail dis missed 'Stephen ' Bonsai from the post of sec retary In order to inaku rooln for an Ala bama friend. Dental at least luiew modern languages and Is a man full of native re sources and tact In dealing with ofllclals. His successor know no Spanish and Mr. Taylor confessed to me that he did not even know where ho was at the time ; he had been absent two weeks without leave , and It subsequently transpired that during a most critical period ot our strained relations with Spain the only secretary of the Amcrl- oin legation In Madrid was away In Paris , seeking to secure a salary from a New York Insurance company. When I called at the American legation there was no one who could talk English fluently , and the minister himself could talk nclUier Spanish nor any other modern language. He slept In the of fice , thereby saving his rent. All the tecrel pipers of our government were cntrusteJ tea a Spaiilsi ! typewriter , who earned about $0 a week and styled himself "private secretary to the ambassador. " It was commonly under stood that the Spanish government read all of our cipher dispatches at about the Mine time as Mr. Taylor. SHOULD FARE AS WEYLEH. General Wcyler stands a good chance of court-martial on bis return home. It Is a thousand pities for flic sake of the good name of American official life that our government can do no.hlng to punish a public servant who has done much to disgrace us In Spain. Even Mr. Taylor's own colleagues In the diplomatic oervlce would not receive him so cially mid the British ambaasador , Sir Drum- moiid Wolff , tolerated him only for the In formation It was hlfl duty to extract. There Is nothing personal In my lemarks , for Tay lor treated every Journalist with deference most flittering. The legation during my visit looked like a picture dealer's auction room , for the American minister was speculating heavily lu old masters , which he bought cheap because ot the prevailing hard times. These he had touched up at a professional establishment , whereupon they were sent to London to be sold on commission. Span iards do not worship the dollar sufficiently , and they could not appreciate the splendid example of the artist set by the dlsplomatlc representative of our great republic. Per haps , however , the position of Taylor In Madrid is best characterized by reference to the fact that not even such a staunch re publican and friend of America as Emlllo Ccstcllar would receive him at his table. Captain Pcshlne , late American military at tache In Madrid , knows much more about thcso dlegustliiig details than a mere passing tourist , like myself , and If the War depart ment permits him to speak , he could fur nish ample jnateriil for action that would show Spain that we , too , can punish a public servant when ho has broken the law. NEW LIGHT ON DREYFUS CASE. An officer In the French army , Dreyfus , was disgraced and Imprisoned recently for sell ing to the German government Information which the War department desired to keep secret. We were assured at the time that the evidence of Dreyfus' guilt was complete. Today , however , his case Is being discussed anew , and though the French government professes to have acted Impartially , there are many In Germany who believe that Drey fus suffered because ho was both Jew and German. Officers whoso business It Is to act as spies may sometimes find lying neces sary , and therefore conformable to their Ideas of honor. Thcro was recently dlalng at a military club In London an officer of the German general's staff whcse department gave him a knowledge of the secret service In France. There were English officers pres ent at the dinner , one of whom asked him If he considered Dreyfus guilty. The Ger man answered deliberately : "It Dreyfus had sent any Information to the German gov ernment , I should have heard ot It. On my word of honor as an officer and a gentle man , I tell you that no such Information over came to us. " It Is easy for the French government to get testimony of tbla Ger man officer , as well as that of an English major who heard It. If this evidence Is ad mitted It will appear that Dreyfus Is the victim of a conspiracy to ruin him because of tls antecedents. I have no right to dis close the names of the two parties , but they are both known to mo as truthwortby men. GERMANS GET IT EASY. Wo have no secret service , and on the contrary take pleasure In giving way to all the world such Improvements as wo make In military cffalrs. An adjutant of the Ger man emperor , the late General von Billow , told mo once , at a time when the public mind of Franco was much excited about al leged German spies , that he personally at tached small Importance to such efforts. Frenchmen wcro at liberty to Inspect every German military Instltutlcn with Impunity , so long as they did not tamper with the plans of formications. Ho said that the se cret service work was very cheap In Franco , that the German war office had usually a number of French officials regularly en ralary for the purpose of betraying their trust , and that In Russia It was still more easy , The real secret of a country Is , how ever , the rapidity with which troops can be brought Into the field , and the completeness with which they can be there maintained , The secret Germany has no difficulty In con cealing. POULTNEY I1IGELOW. "I.IMlr MliiUlcr" DriiiutilUtMl. LONDON , Nov. 0 , "The Little Minister , " with Cyril Maude as the minister and Miss Winifred Emery as Lady Dabble , was Intro duced to a most enthusiastic audience at the Haymarkct this evening , The piece was excellently mounted and Mr. 'Brandon Thomas and Mr , Sydney Yaler.itIne as Ellers and W. G , Ulllot as the earl of Hlntoul did praiseworthy work. At the conclusion ot the performance calls WITO made for J. M. Barrle , the author , but that gentleman had retreated from tbo theater and In bis stead Frederick Harrison , oneof the manage ! * , iddroued the audience , SEE WAR IN THE AIR London Dally News Much Exorcised Over . the West African Situation ! ENGLAND AND FRANCE LIKELY TO CLASH Collision Between Troops is NarroWly Avoided by Withdrawal. BRITISH GOVERNMENT PUSHES CAMPAIGN No Lack of Energy Exhibited in the La os Hinler'and Region. PREPARE TO RESIST FRENCH AGGRESSION On the t'oiitriirj , a ViielllutliiK Policy In .Shmvii In ( litSoiiiliin , Where J'VniU'c IN OiierntttiK uilh , ( iron ! ( Copyright. 1S97 , by the Associated Ties * . ) LONDON , Nov. 0. "On the llrlnk" la the caption under which the Dally News today editorially discusses the Anglo-French rela tions and wonders how many times in recent years Great ijrltaln has been on the brink of war with France. The same feeling Is knoun to exist among tiic well Informed of both countries. The news from Lagos , west coast of Afilca , on Thursday last that the French had evacuated Sakl , one of the posta in the Lagos Hinterland which had been oc cupied * by their troops in contravention of the agreement of 18S9 , leaving that place so soon as the British force sent there by Gov- ctnor McCallum appeared , shous how serious HID situation In West Africa has been and demonstrates that a collision between French and British troops In thlo Instance was only averted by the retirement of the former , and It further shows that such a collision may occur any day. Although expected , the definite announce ment that the Anglo-Egyptian campaign up the Nile has been abandoned for the present has been the signal for the howl of disgust similar In tone to the outburst of the Morning Post yesterday , which piper , In a specially displayed editorial article on the subject , de nounced the government for "Its hesitancy and Invertebratencss on all great occasions , " adding that the unfortunate losses In money and blood are due to procrastination , and now when the hour Is ripe to vindicate Gor don and to smash the Mahdl nothing Is to be done , but a baneful hesitation sets In , a moral Influenza which paralyzes our states men. VACILLATING POLICY. Similar denunciations have been heard even from the most aident supporters of the ministry. The latter's decision not to continue the Soudan campaign Is attributed to lack of money and to the impossibility of finding British troops for this service until the Indian troubles are over. Any suggestion that the Egyptian troops have already broken the Khalifa's back , and are capable of reaching Khartoum alone is frowned down until it Is beginning to be whispered that the Britishers are agreed to let the Egyptians know how much they are capable of accomplishing alone. In any case , whatever the reason for stopping the campaign may be , It seems to be folly bor dering on madness to wait until n.ext year to accomplish .what could now , seemingly , be so readily realized while the Dervishes and other tribes already rescued from the tyranny of the khalifa are ready to help. Indeed , the fact that further complications are threatened would seem to emphasize the advisability of hastening the recapture of the Soudan. There 1s no doubt that Brit ish supremacy In central Africa Is seriously threatened by the Ficnch , whose unmis takable Intention Is to draw a horizontal line across the Soudan und cut off direct communication between Egypt and the Brit ish posscsalcns in the center and south ot Africa , and the knowledge that Great Brit ain is resting on her oars will cause them to redouble their energies. The marquis of Salisbury is urged on all sides to take spir ited action and It is Insisted that If funds are lacking Great Britain must advance them or even supply the amount requisite to reach Khartoum. NO LACK OF ENERGV. While the ministry Is apparently vacillat ing In this direction , It Is showing no lack of energy In the dispute with the French regarding the Lagos Hinterland. The for eign and colonial officers are most busily at work and are closely fol'o ing every detail of the movements made. A special map is sent to the secretary for the colonies , Mr. Chamberlain , every nlghi , with the latest news and movements marked on it with 111- tie flags. The news from Sakl and elsewhere bhowti , that the British governors In west Africa are determined to stop any further French ag gression. Immediately after the occupation of Sakl became known at the British foreign office , the marquis of Salisbury sent a strongly worded dispatch to the French for eign office , saying that If a conflict Occurred the responsibility would rest with France , and he also cabled Governor McCullum to Instruct the officers of the British expedition sent to that place not to allow anything to prevent the re-occupation or any British ter ritories thus passed on by the French or other European forces , To this Is probably attributable the hasty retirement of the French troops on the approach of the British forces , A statement made on yesterday by the parliamentary secretary of the colonial office , the earl of Eelborno , that the carrying out of the government's policy will have the effect of opening the British Nlg r company's territories to all trades , shows that the gov ernment Intends to take over these terri tories. DISCUSS CUBAN QUESTION. The Spectator today icpeats Its arguments of last week on the subject ot Cuba and comes to the conclusion that when President McKlnluy gives his decision It will bo for war. war.Several Several of the English newspapers today severely criticise the action of Hannls Tay lor , the former minister of the United States to Spain , In publishing his views of the Cuban question In an American magazine. The Pall Mall Gazette says that "he Is getting even with President McKInley becauae the latter did not keep him at Madrid , " Contin uing , the Pall Mall Gazette remarks : "Mr. Tuylor fin da no difficulty In forgetting that all the Information he has seen fit to di vulge was obtained In his official capacity and therefore under the seal of secrecy , " The Sun says : "One of the Inconveniences which result to sensitive Americans from their system of government by the ring and gang Is that America la often shamed abroad ) > y the mea scut to represent , her at foreign courts. It Is not long sine * kll In crnatlonat decencies were outraged By'the conduct of Mr , Eustls , who allowed himself 11 be drawn by a reporter Into silly b'ra filna about the helpless position of Canada , , ami now It Is Mr , Taylor , who left Madlld in bomethlng llko disgrace , and Is taking n cvengo as shameful as It Is clilldlnH ( n repealing the private affairs ot the enibatsy. " ENGINEERING DJSPUTR. "While an early conclusion ot the engin eering dispute Is doubtful ( he air has been partially cleared by the disclaimer ot the Intention of the employers to break up the unions. There are also signs .that the amend ment proposed by the Beard of Trade may lead to a meeting between the disputants , as while the leaders are out\mrdly firm the men are showing a more conciliatory spirit since the places of the strikers hive boon filled with nonunlonlsts. Tbere Is scarcely room to doubt that the employers will finally win , for the resources of the employes arc rapidly becoming exhausted ns shown by Iho manifesto just Issued by ; their executive committee , admitting 'that In order to win the strikers must bo aided tjy the public to the amount of $50,000 weekly. In addition to the engineering strike , with threatened strikes In the cotton trade and among the fallroad eir.ployrs , the mudille' In the labor world Is dally growing wqrsd. The recent police records of the east .ahd ot London read like the days of Deadwood , Dak , Re volver shootings have occurred almost dally and on Wednesday there word no lesa than four committals to trial for primes of that description. Ono was the cai-o of a boy who had killed a girl , another \\os of u youth who seriously wounded a woman , and a third , a man shot his mistress , 'nud the fourth episode was that of a. boy 'who discharged a revolver In the ylt of a music hall. Earlier In the week a boy of 16as' shot by a gang ot youngsters because he refused to fight , and on Monday a bullet crashed through a watch maker's store , narrowly massing the propri etor. The Royal Free hospital recently had ten patients suffering fiomj bullet wounds. In short , the possession of'icvolvers Is now so common In the cast end Uiat residents of that district appeal dally tb'jtho magistrates and police for the adoptlonof measures to put an end to lawlessness , r PELAGIC SEALING. The British officials regard , the prompt agreement arrived at between the United States , Russia and Japan,1 providing for a temporary suspension ot pelagic sealing , as a vindication of their refusal to ciiter Into the conference and as a demonstration of their contention that an understanding existed be tween the three countries' , " It | s not llke'.y that Great Britain will consent to stop seal- Ing. Her majesty's government confidently expects a settlement of the question by the United Stateo purchasing thq Canadian In ( terests. In spite of life statement made by Mr. Hal- four , the first lord of the treasury , In his speech at Norwich on Thursday evening , that the government had4no de lrej of aggression on the northwest frontler.ot India , but sought only to maintain the present frontier , there Is little doubt th.it the trial m'a'de by the punitive expeditions noV nj3ed wltb the tribesmen Mil be followed by 'tho u.jal . piece ot grab. The mllltary > dfspotB.4iMnd4 demand am ? public opinion" In-'Great : Brltafn manifestly favors a permanent military oc cupation of the territory practically con quered by the British troops. It develops that the estate of Mrs. M.ir- garet Ollphant , the' ' author , who died on Juno 25 , is under $23,000. It was left to her adopted daughter. Dool Wiin HAVANA , via Key West , . Nov. C. Recent events tend to confirm previous announce ments relative to the nonestaibllshment of autonomy In Cuba. The gpvernment through Marshal Blanco desired to make use of the Influence of the autonomists With the Cubans by giving to autonomists oillclal positions , but no formal overtures el \ autonomy have been made. The autonomist pirty distrusts the action of the government leaders and at a recent meeting , It Is said. declde < l not to accept the cfflclal overturesfun.tll autonomy should have been c.-UC'bllntHl lu the Island. Apiiollitiiifiitn hy , lllliniM > . HAVANA , Nov. C. It Is affirmed that the president cf the autonomist party In Cuba , Scnor Galvzs , gave a note to , Marshal Blanco , who thereupon proposed In a cable message to the government the appointment o ! the following named provisional governors : Province of iliavara , Jose' Bruzon ; Plnar Del Rio , Marcos Garcia ; Puerto Principe , Rafael Vassalo ; Santiago de Cuba , Enrlquo Caprlles , and Ulntanzas , Pablo Tonarely. The last named Is a reformist , but all the others are members of the autonomist party. Trouble Over ( JrorU Ciihliicl. ATHENS , Nov. 6. Threats have been made by M. Dolyannls and his supporters that they will attempt to overthrow the cabinet at the first opportunity that offer,5 ! after the reassembling of the Boule. The government seems assured of a majority of the parliamentary group extept the Del- yar.nls group. Should tie ) ministry be de feated King George , It Is claimed , will hesi tate to resummon ' .M. Delyannls to form a new cabinet. I'nriloii fur < 'oniii'llliir | C'retv. HAVANA , Nov. C. It Is Fcmf-olllclally ob served here tint If the crow of the American schooner Competitor , whoso trial will again begin on Monday next before a naval cour ; martial , are sentenced to death or Impris onment , they will bo ptj.-doned by the gov ernment at Madrid. * lUMIIir.HS 1101.II U\ \ ' A 'I'HMV llolilVork of | . ' ( mr IlunilllN In . M.'Tl.'O. ' ' * ALBUQUERQUE , N. M. . No , . Atlantic and Pacific passenger tral'n No , 2 from the west was held up by four men pear Grains station , ninety-five miles wtsipjf this city , at 7:30 : this evening. After blowing open the express safe the robbers wreejieil the train , which caught tire , the express , baggage and smoking cars being totally destroyed. It iu not yet known whether they were successful In obtaining booty , but It Is thought a large amount of money was carried1 b'y the train. The robbers had boarded the train at some point further west , and when , near Grants one of them boarded the engine , and , coverIng - Ing the engineer with a gun , ordered him to stop the train. The coaches were cut off and left at the stock yards. The rest ot the train was run out a mile and a half frcm the station , where the express safe wa dynamited. After robbing the safe the robbers re versed the engine and made their escape. The engine and baggage car ran at a terrific rate until they struck the coaches which were standing near the stock yardB. Thu cars wcro wrecked and caught fire , four of them being burned. Fortunately the passengers had all left the coaches before tbo collision and nine were Injured. A late rumor has It that the'flremao , Henry Able , who was compelled by the robberu to run tbo engine when ( he coaches were left , was killed by the explcelou when the Bate \va blown op o. IN DREAD OF SILVER White Metal a Bogie Which tha London Market Shies At. SEE BRYAN ONLY IN LATE ELECTION Financiers Look for n. Qwat Uprising of Piat Money Oranks , STRANGE STORY OF A P.IINCE'S BUH1AL Body of Henry of Battcnbarg Said to Have Fed the Fishes , AMERICAN WH-ELS WIN A MORAL VICTORY ISuyooit "f KiiKllxh Milker * Turns Out a IlooiiKTiintr nnil the YiuikcoN ( ift Attention Iiitciuli-.l for Tlirlr HIvnlM. ( Copyright , 1S97 , by I'lrsi PublMiIng Company. ) LONDON , Nov. C. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Operations of Wall street bears have tended greatly to deepen the distrust occasioned In financial circles here by the result ot the New York election , The slump In prices Is accepted as the most substantial possible proof of the apprehension of free silver's coming within the pale of practical politics In the United States. This view Is expressed by financial writers In all the papers. The Statist , not only the ablest , but also the sanest and Icn.H alarmist of them , In discussing the possibility of a democratic victory In the next congressional election , says : "In such case It Is almost Inevitable that the battle of free silver will have to be fought over again two years later. Looking at the mat ter at the present moment It Is not surprising that 'the democratic revival should unfa vorably affect the Now York Stock exchange , and should Induce a very general fear among observers. We shall witness before very long a great uprising of the sllverltes. " DEFENDING VAN WYCK. The extraordinary Interest evoked In Eng land In everything appertaining to the Now York mayoralty contest Is strikingly shown by the prominence given 'by ' the Times today to a letter signed , "New Yorker , " dated Paris , In defense of Judge Van Wyck. The writer's purpose Is to convince Englishmen that Vau Wyck Is a man of great personal distinction , a judge whose decisions arc always legally sound and memorable for" he- literary ability with which they arc ex- pres eJ ; an Independent politician , who founded the county democracy in hostility to Tamirany , and who from his general chatacter and antecedents < wlll be an Ideal first magistrate for Greater New York , sub mitting to no bossing , even from Croker. W-hen Prince 'Henry of Battcnberg died on a British war ship .oft the wcs't coa'st o'f ' ' ' Affltfa , It w'lll'be re'hiembeFed , It was'Stated the embalming process had to be abandoned owing to the rapid decomposition of the re mains. Consequently the casket was not opened on Its arrival In England. I now hear from reliable sources that the widowed Pihiiccss Beatrice recently received informa tion that the body of her husband was not only Hot embalmed , but wJs actually burled at ecu. and that the casket brought home and Intcr.cd with such pomp and ceremony at Whlttingham tturchas empty. This seemingly Incredi'ole tale was related with so much 'circumstance ' that the princess de manded leave ot the queen to have the casket opened to set her doubts at rest. Queen Victoria , however , refused to consent to this course. This refusal has greatly strengthened the belief , pre\alent In the Isle of Wight , that Prince Henry's remains are not In the vault ot Whlttingham church at all , but have long blnce been food for the fishes in the Atlantic. The story of the burial at sea originated with sailors on board the war ship on which Prince Henry died. died.VICTORY VICTORY FOR AMERICAN WHEELS. The boycotting of American machines at the National Cycle show to be held this month nt the Crystal palace has commended Itself BO little to cycling sentiment that Mr. Peach , secretary of the national show , has been trying to explain away'the action of his executive. He now eays the refusal to grant space to American exhibitors was merely due to the want of room. This excuse Is re garded as slmp'.y grotesque. American ex hibitors have been none too well treated , even at the Stanley show , which opens at Agri cultural hall , Islington , next week. Though they have not been excluded en bloc , they have been accorded less space than at any preceding Stan'cy show. The action of thcso shows , which are controled by English man ufacturers isjiierely Interpreted by cyclists generally us proving the Mellowness of the Incessant protestations of English manufac turers , that they fear nothing from American competition. The boycott has operated rather as an advertisement for American wheels tbin otherwise and there is a movement among American firms In London to organize a show of their own at Westminster aquar ium. COMPARISON OF METROPOLI. A very interesting comparison between Greater Now York and Greater London Is pub'lshed this week in the local government journal. U says Greater London Is double the size of Greater New York and has more than twice as many policemen , but only half the numbes1 of firemen , There are four times BS many scholars in Greater London's public schools , but only 25 per cent more teachers. London lias more public libraries , but not as many In proportion to Its popu'atlon , while It han only half as many hospitals as New York , Thcro are nine more cemeteries In New York , where a church or chapel Is pro vided for every 3,000 persons , whllo in Lon don ono is provided for only every 4,000. London's municipal debt Is 35 .per cent less per head of population than New York's. In New York organized charity relieves ono family In every ZOO , \\M\c \ In London one family out of forty-five Is relieved by rates. In the point of crime , especially houscbrcak- Ing New York Is worse off than London , the latter hiving only about 100 more cases , wltb double the population. MYSTERY CONFOUNDED STILL. The Von Velthelm mystery , of which paitlc- ulars have been recently cabled , becomes more puzzling than ever. Von Vclthelm , an American citizen , a resident of Chicago and American consul at Santa Mirta , Colombia , was allged to have been murdered and lilt body cast Into the Thames. His reputed body was exhumed after three months' burial and fully Identified by the widow. News now comes from South Africa that Von Veltheim enlisted lu the South African mounted police on the 1st of July , this year , under the name ot Kurt ; that he 1s now at Ye.vburg la Cape Coloiiy ; that be admits THE BEE BULLETIN. Weather Torccn't for Ntbrn-'kn Tnlr ; Wnnntr ! Southerly Winds. 1. TnmmnnyV Triumph Hliorku Kurnpwiiu. Wnr O or Went Afrlnt In IVurcil. Silver In Knglnmrn tlrrnt HoRlp , Ki l or Wllhi'lm Take * i Vnrntloii , S. Itrconlnf tl.imct on the ( Irlillron. 3. Nchrn k > \ Uoliirim ' Come la Slowly. Ohio Itrpiibiu'nnn Win In Court , 4 , I.uat Wvok In Oiunhn Snclnl Circles. B. New Seal Cnn\Ptttlnn Is Signed. Itciport on the Union 1'iiclllc. 0. Council ItlutTn I.nrnl Muttcru , Trunk Xurnk ll : iily for Trlitt. 7. D.niRhm County' * Xmv llotiilt for Halo , ( Jhllilrrn'N lutorott In the KipinHlon , B , lltirlliiRtnu tJet Itnhl of 11 Now I.lno. Wllry IHpoxcn C'orpcirutlon Mothoiln , 10. AVonmtil Her \Vuyn iintl Her World. 11. ComniKrclul nud rinuiicliil No\r * . I" . IMltnrlnl unit Comment. ii. : Ciinicrn SiilmtUutril for Theodolite. Why Diibuquo Alilormrn Are Inillctcil , 14. Amusement Nntm mill ( Umlp , Keliors from thn Antu ICtinnm , It ) . Stnrlrt for the liny * nn-.l ( llrls. 18. "Simon. Unl . " 10. Weekly ( trltt of Sporting Oonnlp. UO. In the World of Whirling WhoolH , Trntttornturc nt Oninhni Hour. DORHour. . HcK. r n. in : u ] p. in u < i n. in : n a p. in ni 7 n. m : tt . : i p. in r > i ! H n. in. . . . . . 'U ! .1 | i , in 5U 1 > n. in. . . . . . ; 17 R p. in fit 10 n. 111 ii ! tt p. m r.o It II. Ill M 7 | i. Ill -IS lil in Ml A shower of rain visited Omaha last even ing , and at 7 o'clock 0.01 of an Inch had fallen. being the real Voiv Veltheim , and that the published descriptions and portraits of Von Veltheim tally exactly with his appearance and personal peculiarities. The widow still Insists the body she Identified was undoubt edly her husband. This strange confusion of Identity has excited great Interest both hero and ut the cape. . NEW STAR AT THE OPERA. Paris has two stage Idols at present , and Is worshipping them with the fervor which Parisians only can display. They are Mile. Akte , the now prlma donna at the Opera , and Loie Fuller. Akte has taken Paris by storm. Her appearance In "Faust" was so sensational a success It had to be repeated three times In the course of one week to enable opera seat holders to prostrate them selves at the new shrine. She Is not only a singer the like of whom nothing has been heard since Pattl's greatest days , but an actress of posl'lve genius. That Is the present verdict of Parisians , which may be exagger ated , but lias some solid foundation. Atke , In concluilon , Is a native of Finland and ex tremely pretty. Lole Fuller's flame dance at Folles Fiercest * bos created almost ns great a furore. Boxes are taken days In advance by the elite s-oclety , ministers and diplo mats. The other dijy Sara Bernhardt and her grandsons were' entertained by Lole Fuller at aprivate , seance and Sara expressed herself In 'rapturous phrases ot the dance. Tha manager "of'Folles Bergcse Is pressing Lole Fuller to extend her engagement until Juno at a high rate of payment. ENGLAND TO INCREASE ITS ARMY. In the by-elections hero the growth of liberal strength Is the most marked when the ministers' speeches are devoted to argu ing for. an Increase of the army as essential to the safety ot the empire , and the Inten tion evidently Is to spend the anticipated budget surplus next year on enlarging the army. Chancellor ot the Exchequer Beach at first contended that the fullest possible efficiency was not obtained for the grcut expenditure already made oa military serv ice , but be was overborne by his colleagues and now the principal measure which It promised for the next session will bo devlsei to carry out the pallcy of the military party. All this talk about military matters , together wltb veiled hints from the ministers of lurk ing dangers of a great war , have produced a feeling of unrest , and the cabinet Is al ready suffering for the alarm It has created. It has now become ono of the commonplaces of Jingo writers to point to the United States as the country most likely to attack Great Britain. CO.VSIDRH IT AS AI'OCIIVIMIU , . Hoimin AiithorltlcH Ilo Not ItcKiiril the I'llate Itcport IIH Aiithentle. ( Copyrlsbt , 1S97 , by 1'rcbs Publishing Company. ) ROME , Nov. fi. ( New York World Cable gram Special Telegram. ) In pursuing my Inquiries respecting the alleged discovery of Pontius Pilate's report to Emperor Tiberius on the crucifixion of Christ I obtained an Introduction from Cardinal Satolll to Prof. Stornalllo , the director of the Vatican li brary. The director said : "There has been to discovery made of any absolutely new document'referring to the crucifixion. We have two documents pur porting to be from Pilate to Tiberius on that subject , but ono Is from the fourth century and the other from the llftb , but undoubtedly being apocryphal as far as such can bo as serted , H Is certain that the judicial docu ment did exist as Tertulllan mention ? U. " At this point Prof , Stornalllo called to him a celebrated Jesuit scholar , Father Erhle , author ot the magnificent book on the Borgia apartment recently presented by the pope to President McKInley. Father Erhlo showed copies of the existing documents and ex plained the technical and other grounds on which the scholars voted them apocryphal. Prof , Stornalllo is preparing for publication wlHiln a few months a. book on the subject , together witii on uccount of Important dis coveries In tha Vatican archives , me .S.VM : oi < v HAWAIIAN SUUAH. ThtiiiNiinil Tout ) IHxiHixril Of to New VorU I'lii'llex , HONOLULU. Oct. 30. ( Via San Francisco , Nov. C. ) The Hawaiian Star announces that contracts have been Hlf-mied In New York for 80,000 tons of Hawaiian bugar of the crop of 189S , Another largo block of sugar will be taken by the now refinery at Port Costa , Cal , This contract la with the combination of eugar planteis outside of tlioso controlled by Sprcckela , The deal will be of great advantage to the planters , for It has been consummated upon better terms than they have heretofore obtained , and It settles definitely in what direction Hawaiian sugar will go , The first ship to load will be the Tilllu Starbuck , now In port. A number of vcaicls of the Sewall Hue will be chartered also , It Is understood that Prlncets Kalulanl will renviln but a few dayo In Honolulu , when she will leave again for a tour of Eu rope , She has requested In advance that no tutertalnment or any demonstration bo ar ranged for her honor and will decline abso lutely to take any part or even discuss poli tics. The princess denies any Intention of visiting or conferring with the cx-qucen and , from guarded Intimation , would ecm to de sire to give out tbo Impression that she lo not lu tympatUy wltb tbo ex-u.uceu'e cause. I'M ' FOR THE KAISER Germany's Emperor Takes a Few Days Off at Liebonborg , IS ROYALLY ENTERTAINED BY EULENBERG Listens to His Own Songs Sung by OhilclUh Voices , PROPOSES TOAST IN IMPROMPTU RHYME G.OOS on a Hunt and Spent * n Poor , Fatigued Boar. DEVOTES TIME TO STUDY OF-RUSSIAN Hook .Mini IMihllHhetl In llrrtln Con- tlllllN ClMINtle Crltlt'Ulll * < lt IIIH y for I'NiiriiliiK I'nno- ( loiiN of tiiivernniciit. ( Copyright , U57. by tlio Amoclnlnl Pros ! . . ) BERLIN , Nov. 0. lOmpcror William of Germany spout the forepart of the week at Llobonberg. the estate ot the Enlcnbergs , where ho was splendidly entertained by Count Philip von Eulcnberg , who IIIIH for a long time past been a great favorite of his majesty On 'Monday , after thulr return from the hunt , thcro was n banquet , during which an invisible choir of youthful voices sang , one nftcr the other , the songs com posed by the emperor , with n text written by his host. A string orchestra of picked per formers , specially sent from Ilerlln , fur nished a low accompaniment. The emperor was In great spirits and proposed a toast In Impromptu rhyme. The emperor and empress on Wednesday attended the annual St. iHubbcrtus hunt In the arnnewald. During the afternoon a big wild boar , nftcr having been hunted for over an hour and having swam through the lalto In the forest , was approached 'by ' a group ot riders , among whom were their majesties. The animal 'having spent Its strength clumsily roamed about the ground ami finally rolled under the hoofs of the om- pcror's horse , which thereupon baited. His majesty , however , finally stopped his steed , dismounted ami speared the boar. Emperor William Is devoting much of his time to the study ot Russian. . The letter which ho wrote to the czar during the lat- ter's stay at Darmstadt was In excellent Russian. A book written by a former judge of the Imperial court , Ilerr Otto Mlttelslaedt , haa appeared under the title of "Before the Flood , " and creates a sensation. It criticises In detail the political development of Ger many under the present emperor and uses vigorous , plain language In condemning Ills qiajcsty's meddling In every sphere of the , government. II also 'blames the ministers and the 'higher classes for their reactionary vlows and a lack of constitutional modera tion. The book has started a storm of press criticism , commendatory and adverse. AT THE PARIS SHOW. Tile decoration of the German , section of the Paris exposition of1900 will bo deter mined upon after a national competition In which the decorative artists of Germany have been Invited to compete. The editor of the Volkswaeht of Dreslau. who commented upon 'the ' frequency of rail road acelden.'s . In Germany , has been In dicted for insulting 'Hcrr ' Thlolcn , the minister - ter of 'public ' works. Baron von Thlclmunn , secretary of the Imperial treasury , lias returned here after a trip , during 'which he visited the various courts of South Germany and Saxony. In conversation with the correspondent hero of the Associated press he said there were no Important new financial plans under con sideration and expressed confidence that the pending tariff questions -with the United States will foe satisfactorily solved. "There could not be any doubt of 'that ' , " ho added , "if the same conciliatory disposition existed at Washington that exists on the part ot Germany. " A meeting \\as to have been held hero on Friday next to express sympathy with the Gorman minority in 'the ' Austrian parliament. The plan contemplated addresses by Austrian delegates who were known to hold extremely lad'Ical views. Fearing that speeches by these men might give offense to the Austrian government , the police Issued un order today prohibiting them from addressing the meet ing. In consequence of this action tiie pro i\ \ posed meeting ban been abandoned. According to statements made by tbo United States consuls In Germany , the Ger man bicycle manufacturers will now begin to Import parts of American bicycles and ueo them In the construction of their own wheels. Dr. w. Opnuais ot tuo I'atnoiogicai JIMU- ' tuto of Goettlngen has accepted a call to \ the chair of profecsor of pathology In tb University of Missouri. COMPLAINS OF SUGAR TAX. The Magdeburg Zcltung , the leading orpin of the German sugar manufacturers , com plains bitterly of the "unjust treatment" ot tiio United States -Imposing an export duty on German sugar. It claims that Ger man sugar Is differentiated against In favor of French , Dintsh and other sugars. Count von Rollenberg , the son-in-law of Iho lute William Walter Phelps , United States minister to Germany , Is being made war upon by Baron von Struinm lu his newtpapcr or gans for the purpose ot ousting him from his present olllce , that of curator of Berlin uni versity , because the count publicly declared t\ \ himself In favor on the right of combination tf f upon the part ot the worklngman. The Post thereupon oills lilm a revolutionist. The Agrarian press warns the public , against purchasing or using1 American wheat or flour , claiming the latter Is admittedly grorely adulterated with malzo , "thus render ing It inferior In quality mid Injurious to health. " The United States ambassador , Andrew D. White , returns here from his leave of absence , today , and 'Mr ' , John B , Jackson , secretary ot the United States embassy , and Mrs. Jack- eon start for a month's leavn to Italy. Mnli'Iinoiiliil Jtiiiinir Dfiilril , LONDON , Nov. C , The announcement that the brother of the khedlve of Egypt , Prlnco Mahomed All , la engaged to be married to an American woman whom ho met In Europe and that In consequence he has offered to re nounce tbo succession to the khcdlvlate la order to obtain the consent of the khedlve , is authoritatively denied. In Kav < ir of PARIS , Nov. C. A largo mass meeting waa held In this city this evening In HUP- port of the British engineering wtrlke ot which resolutions were adopted reacturlnu thu htrlUerz of the moral and financial sup port oftheir French brethren. Tberewo *