The Indianapolis Journal from Indianapolis, Indiana on January 16, 1889 · 1
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1 1 INBIANAJPOLI JOITK H J ESTABLISHED 1823. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1G, 1889. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 7 MA A GOLD-HANDLED SILK TJMBEELLA aiTEN AWAY "With every Suit sold at $15 or upwards. In conscqnence of rnlld weather wo aro overstocked with Winter Suits, and wo make this gift to encourage sales. This places these Suits to our patrons at wholesale cost price, as every Umbrella i3 guaranteed to ho worth three dollars. (MGIML EAGLE 5 & 7 "West Washington St. TRAVELERS' INDEX. K ANKAKEE :L INE BIG POUR RAIL-WAY THE DISPOSITION TO GO TO WASHINGTON" Seem to be universal, and on Feb. 28, March 1. 2 and 3, th lines between InUanapolis and Washington will i -warm with Bight-sers, politicians and oiiice-eekera. The Kantaltee Line offers two great route. Clies-anealte fc Ohio and the Baltimore A Ohio route both el them quicker, pausing throujrh more beautiful scenery and places of historical Interest than any other routes between Indianapolis and Washington. We hare ben able so far to lix aU who hare applied to as with a.eepinK-cax accommodations en route, and About ten car-loads with special cars for use for aleep-lnflporposes while In Washington. To thosewhoapplf ran we can stiU furnish af vommrwiAtions in special cars, to b slept in while in Waahinirton, and also with sleep. nr-car accommodations onl en route. Th cost In sleeping cars to be nsed the whole trip will be a bant $10 per berth. Rate for ticket, $154 or 25.45 lor the trip, exciusire of meals. This trip Is to leave Indianapolis Saturday, March 2, and return Wednesday. March . All Information will be furnished by applying at this office. TIME CARD. CTXCI5NATI DIVISION. Depart :: 3:55 a m 10:M)ara 3:50pm 6:28pm Arrive: : 10:40 am 11:45am 4:55pm 10:50pm C1XCXNX1T1 DIVISION SUJfDAT TKAD.S. Depart, 3:55 am 3:45 pm Arrive, 11:50am 10:50 pm CHICAGO DIVTSIOX. Depart. 7:10am l'J:05no'n 5:15pm 11:20pm Arrive. 3:30am 10:35 am 3:30pm 6:10pm Pullman palace ears, eJrant recliiiinp-chalr cars and parlor cars between Indianapolis, Chicago and Cincinnati. For tickets, sleer'-npr-csr accommodations and all informaMon call n Union Depot or the Model ticket c&ce corner Washington ana Meridian streets. J. II. MARTIN, Dlst. Pass. Aft 'bee-lib mm DEVST A.jSTD WEST "ICE-EI" Said the tourist, as he razed from Luna Island at t'ne Burglnjr foaming billows as they rushed by and were lost beneath the great ice bridge that spans the river at Niagara, unousanas ot tourists visit wis great wonder in the summer season who are lest inbewil-dement at the frrandcur of this, the greatest of all the werld's waterfalls, little dreaming; that its splendor and beauty lie hidden and bound In icy fetters. When every tree is tending, and every object reilecta the beauty of its fellow, when the sun shoots forth its cleam of light and strikes the millions of prisms that liana: as diamond-clusters on every limb i afthi.s point of observation the tourist la lost to all save the beauties that surround him. Niagara Is best seen In her Winter robe of ico and snow, audit you are going Eat bur your tirkc-t T:a th popular Uec Line and visit thi preat wonder, or. If yon prefer to viey smr of the leauties of nature in the Far West, we vlU sell you round-trip tickets at greatly reduced rates to points in Oregon, California, Arizona, Colo radoorutah. TIME OF TRAINS: "EASTER DIVISION C, C. X. KT. Depart 3:ia a m.. 7:30 a m, 11:15 a m, M p m, 7:25 p m, wxsTEax division i. a st. l kt. Depart 7:U5 m, ll:55 a m, 6:30 p m, il p m. Datlt. Elegant sler pin scars and rerllninr-chalr cars be. tween Indianapolis and St. Ixmi, and through palace sleeping and drawing-room cars between Indianapolis and New York and Boston, without ferriage or trans, fer. For tickets, sleeping-car accommodations, etc. call at No. 2 Bates House, No. 123 South Illinois street, or Union Station. T. C. TECK, Passeng ex Agent TO PMTEKS TTTE keep on hand the largest stock ot Printing Types In America, which we sell in lots to suit purchasers at low prices for cash. Wo also deal In all hinds of new Printing Materials. GEORGE BRTJCE'S SON & CO., 13 Chambers Street, NEW YORK. N. B. This paper is printed on Brace's .Agate, Konpareil, Minion and Brevier, No. 12. All with their patent figures end fractions. THE COUNTY-SEAT WAR. General Myers Reports that Another Conflict Is Only Prevented hy the Presence ot Troops. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 15. Brigadier-general Myers, who commanded tho regiment ordered to tho scene of tho war in Gray county, has arrived in this city to report to the Governor. Myers reports a very serious state of affairs in tho county, and fears more trouble. lie arrived in Cimarron at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Tho citizens were greatly relieved upon tho arrival of tho troops, and lind been under arms up to that time and fearful lest another deadly attack should be made. On Sunday a meeting of the citizens of tho city was held in the public "hall, and resolutions concerning the affair -were adopted to have the county placed under martial law. After the adjournment of this meeting, which was attended by a great many people, General Myers proceeded by carriage tolngalls, about seven miles further west, and a similar meeting was held there, with similar results. Every prominent citizen, and in fact everybody In the county. said Myers, was connected with one faction or the other, tnd the most bitter feelings prevail from one end of the county to the other. Ho found the town of In galls in arms and prepared for war, but directed them at once to lay aside their weapons. He thinks that without the presence of tho militia the two factions would have had another battle, as there is such an intense feeling of hatred and revenge. All business is suspended in both towns. All trains passing through are closely watched, by armed men, who fear a surprise, although such a thing is highly improbable. It is learned that both town. have ordered a largo supply of ammunition. The prisoners captured, at Cimarron were committed to the Dodge City jail, but aro at present in charge of Sheriff Reynolds at ingalls and enjoying the freedom of tho city, the sheriffbeing an Insalls partisan. Tlrnnlc. one of the Ingallsuien, who was shot through the body, is dying. This will increase the number ot deaths to three. - Mr. DcMVa Intentions. Nr.w York, Jan. 15.-Mr. Depew denies that he will resign to accept any government position, He will remain president of wio iG aui. enirai so long as iiiettock JbalAaxa are. satisfied with him. WHEN INDICATIONS. TUESDAY Heavy rain; wanner weather. TURKEY "T.iUc of eating thirty quails in thirty days, said Johnson. "I'd like to know II anybody but roe has tried V eat turkey for a month. Had a big tnrkey Christmas, wife and I. Got away with about an eighth of it. Since then that turkey has been appear-lng on our boards In Us entire repertory turkey hash, turkey soup, boned turkey, giblets of turkey, minced turkey, turkey salad, eggs a la Turk, turkey croquetts, etc. I have tried to escape it at the restaurant, but I see turkey there. Even last night I was reminded of turkey by taking up Lew Wallace's 'Ben-IIur. lie used to ho over there, yon know and the volume was bound In tnrkey morocco at that." RELIEF1 If he would come to THE WHEN and get him a new Hat, or Overcoat, Umbrella or Gloves, or Clothes any sort, he might forget his turkey mania. He'd save money, anyway. THE WHEN Ill Good Working Order The machinery in tho Stato Capitol is running smoothly, and everybody seems to bo happy. BAMBERGER HATTER AND FURRIER, has introduced the spring style Silk Hat in advance of all other dealers. 1G East Wellington. St. KUSSELL B. HARRISON. He Will Hemain a Citizen of Montana, and Has No Desire to Occupy a Public Office. Helena, M. T., Jan. 15. Tho banquet and reception to Rnssell B. Harrison last night was the largest and finest affair ever given in Montana Territory. Mr. Harrison's speech was delivered too late for transmission East. He said: Fellow townsmen and fellow citizens of MontanaOn my Journey to Montana, after a protracted stay in tho East, I found, by reason of telegrams sent to others, that there was some tinxletyon the part of my friends here to learn of tho exact date of my return io Helena. I did not know, until M ter my arrival in this city, that this desire to learn of my Intentions had behind it a purpose to tender me such a cordial and generous welcome upon my return as has been given me here to-night. The esteem, confidence and good wishes of one's neighbors are things to bo highly prized, and are a crown to any man's life. When I came to this Territory, nine years ago, I came to make it my future home, and it has been a source of great gratification to me that I have been permitted, during my residence here, to join you in efforts that have resulted in the thorough settlement and devel-mcnt ot a good-eiied portion of the last of the frontier of the United States. We are knocking loudly and Energetically for admission as a State of tho Union and for the boon of self-government, a fundamental principle desired here as earnestly now as it was in Massachusetts in 1776. 1 have been absent for several months. doinj what I could in a humble way to further my father's nomination for tho ofliee of Presi-i dntof the United States, and efterward his r kit j !... rrpeared in thepubho press that I nau leu Helena ana Montana to tato up my residence lu other places. I wish to assure you to-nignt tnat there is not the slightest foundation in fact for any rumors of that character. Iam still, and intend so to remain, a citizen of Uelena and of Montana Territory. I still register, when I dare Just now to register at all, aatrom Uelena. M. T. You have not caned unon me for an expression of my intentions, but it mar afford relief to some in this Territory to know that I do not desire and will not accept any publio office. As a citizen of .Montana ana as a member or that great army of epie wno claim to be intelligent citizens ox the nftcd States, but who are not ner- lnitted to tako any Part in tho election of a President or to govern themselves, and as a member or a stui smauer number or the array who have never been permitted to cast a single vote for a President of the United States. I took a deep and active interest in the success of tho Republican party and its candidate during the last campaign, because I believed, and in fact knew, that KepubUcan success meant increased prosperity and great advancement to Montana ana her sister Territories. The Repub lican candidate, as a Senator of the United States, made a record as a friend of the Territor ies that met with generous approval In the great far West. I believe there will be no impropriety in my saying now, and I know it will give you encouragement and hope, that his record as President of the United States in reference to the Territories will meet greater approval by the citizens of Montana and other Territories, Democrats and Republicans alike. I am not sure that I will have much influence with the next administration, but what influence I will have you can rest assured win be exerted for tho development and prosperity of Montana, and in calUng attention to the fact, where I can with propriety, that there are men in the Territories as intelligent, as well qualified and as honest for the creditable discharge of the duties of any publio office as can be found in any State of tho Union. You have in a very complimentary manner forced me to my feet, when tho toast, "Our Guest, is to be responded to by another, and I fear I have occupied more time than I should. I felt a delicacy in saying anything to-night beyond expressing my thanks, but on this occasion, feeling the inspiration of your welcome, I do not think I could have said less. I thank you again very sincerely and heartily for your esteem, good will and hospitality. s AX ECCENTRIC PEDAGOGUE Weds Himself to an Eight-Year-Old Pnpil and Otherwise Gives Evidence of Insanity. New York, Jan. 15. South Amboy, N. J., is agitated over tho eccentricities of Prof. James Corkery, tho principal of tho Park public school. Corkery has about 250 children under his charge. A few days ago ho married himself to one of his pupils, little Birdie Mundy, the eight-year-old daughter of a fisherman of the town. Professor Corkery wrote an account of the wedding, in which he tells how 4tho children were all assembled in the school, and the lisping innocents formed in a magic circle and sang: "Kockaby baby on the Treo Top." Ho then announced the event by firing a revolver out of a window of tho school to "the cardinal points of tho compass." Ho characterizes himself as 'a high priest in the Templo of Knowledge; an angel of light, or Jack, the Giant-killer in disguise: his sword, the pen, a spear of truth: his helmet, a sheet of foolscap, and his robo of darkness, or dynamite bomb, a bottle of coal-black ink. ' Corkery?s account of tho wedding was printed in tho South Amboy Citizen. One of the townsmen was indignant at what he termed tho eccentricities of the school principal, and, under the name of Junius," le wrote a scorching letter to the Citizen. Prof. Corkerv answered, and in the course of his communication contended that he was tho Kooster, or living crowbar of New Jersey, intending, as God's garden bird of liberty, to break the iron rule of tyranny, violence and oppression everywhere, and over every prostrate form crow exultant." At last accounts Prof. Corkery was still principal oi mo rarK puuuc scnooi. FataUy Whipped with Wire, Helena. Ark.. Jan. 15. Daniel Reynolds. colored, was taken out of his house Satur day night and whipped so severely that ho has since died. Ho was tied to a tre and his captors, nine in number, used ft piece of wire from a barbed wire fence. Reynolds made a statement before his death and gave me hncrui i no names oi ins assailents, seven of whom are under arrest. The blood is the source of health. Keen it pure by tnkingHomVs Sarsaparilla.which js peculiar su its curative power. BISMABCK'S AFRICAN PLANS The Chancellor Appears in the Reiclistag and Delivers Several Short Speeches, lie Bitterly Assails the German Liberal Newspapers, and Takes Special Care to Avoid Offending the English Government. The Saraoan Matter Is Discussed, but Without Allusion to the United States. The Liberals Press the Chancellor Very Closely and at Times He Shows 3Iuch IrritationGeneral Foreign Sews by Cable. BISMARCK IN THE REICHSTAG. An Interesting and at Times Uvely Discussion of African Matters. Berlin, Jan. 15. Since his return to Berlin, Prince Bismarck, who appeared to be nervous and excited, has been constantly occupied. Ho has had three interviews with the Emperor, and has received Prince Solius Sonenwald, who recently arrived here, and who was mentioned by Maj. Von Deines as being present when Bazaino asserted that ho had 'received Morier's dispatch regarding tho crossing of tho Moselle by tho German troops. Tho Chancellor also presided at a council of Ministers. To-day's meeting of the Reichstag was awaited with the keenest interest. Tho house was crowded. The committee proposed that all tho foreign office estimates bo passed without amendment. On tho clause dealing with the salaries of Herr Vozsen and other Zanzibar officials, amounting to 73,000 marks, Herr Richter, after remarking that the East Africa Company's officials were most blamablo for tho troubles in Africa, said: "Herr Vozsen must also be held responsible. When, in behalf of tho company, he concluded the treaty with tho Sultan, Vozsen must have weU known that the company was absolutely incapable of fulfilling the treaty obligations, and had not even half a million marks in hand with whicli to assume soverign rights and customs authority over that large territory. Vozsen himself admits that the company was littlo prepared, and yet he concluded tho fatal treaty." At this point Prince iJjsmarck entered the Chamber. After a short reply from tho reporter, to the effect that the committee approved the items, the Chancellor pointed out that the increase of business and the possibility of illness appeared to make necessary thq appointment of a vice-consul. Herr von Bcnnigsen protested that no extended debate had occurred. The item had been accepted, owing to Count Herbert's confidential communication. Herr Richter's motion to strike out the clause was rejected, and the clause was adopted. On the clause which provides for, the Cameroon's salaries, Herr Voermann complained that the privilege to tho British Kiger Company to raise import and export duties would enable it to defeat others desiring to trade in these regions. The British statement was that the company itself paid duties, but it was clear the company pocketed the duties. This state of affairs especially endangered Germany's 15 y nt. share oi the trade of JLacos. 1 uo Jt or- eign Office will do well to see British privi leges are not further extended. Prince Bismarck renliedthat he shouldbo glad could Herr Woermann induce an English member to deliver the same speech' in the English Parliament. "I believe," he said, that very many British industries go hand in hand and sympathize with inter ests like ours, which suffer from the conduct of tho colonial authorities and the Niger Company. The Foreign Office, how ever, lacks a substantial handle to interfere with the internal affairs of the English colonial administration or legislation. e sought to divide our spheres of interest by treaties and by the exchange of notes, both in tho direction of the Cameroons and southwest Africa. To adhere to these theoretical lines is difficult enough in itself, as the recent occurrences in southwest Africa prove. The control of a government over the action of its subjects in those regions is not always so easy as we are accustomed to lind it in the orderly state organization of this continent, but we possess no treaty in justification for addressing a specific demand to the British government. Tho English Ministry acts in regard to tho Niger Company and the trade of that district in accordance with its own parliamentary and and economic interests. Should we attempt to interfere in this domestic affair, we shouldthereby lay ourselves open to a claim for a certain reciprocal accommodating-ness which might bo detrimental to our own independent colonial action for several years. Tho Foreign Office has had occasion to direct the attention of England to the proceedings of tho Niger Company, which liave been hard to reconcile with the otherwise liberal principles of the English commercial policy." The correspondent on the subject, he said, had not altogether stopped, and, atthoinstanco of Herr Woerniann, he w ould gladly take opportunity to renew it. Count Herbert Bismarck, following the Chancellor, said: The difficulty which England also experiences is that the Niger Company has hitherto contested the truth of all statements of German and English settlers. "We therefore consider it advisable to send an expert official to Lagos in order to obtain official information with which to support a complaint to England, provided the complaint proves to bo justified. We believe that England intends to send an official for the same purpose. Judging by tho friendly attitude which the English government has always hitherto displayed toward us in all colonial negotiations, it may bo assnmed that as soon as wo have official information on both sides, wo shall arrive at a satisfactory settlement." In reply to Herr Richter's question whether the slave trade or slavery existed now in west African territory under German protection, the Chancellor said that slavery, which had existed four thousands of years, could not be abolished all at once. It would be a very serious matter to abandon slave labor without further steps. National interests would be greatly endangered by such a course, and foreign countries would be turned against Germany. It was impossible that this could be Herr Richter's aim, although his organs encouraged everything likely to cause difficulties and imbroglios for tho fatherland. In conclusion, he declared that his only object in speaking on the subject was to raise a barrier between Herr Woennann and that portion of the press which had no fatherland and was inimical to Germany. Herr Kardoffsaid that Germany must not allow herself to bo daunted if she aspired to have a word to say in tho world. Other nations spent much more in the transoceanic interests. Herr Woennan, resuming, said that Herr Kichters utterances showed complete lg norance of the state of affairs. There ex isted in the German colonies high duties on brandy andfetrict prohibition ot tho impor tationof arms bv barter or tr.ide. Tlnm burg merchants by no means kept their pocKets cioseu. ino question under uis cussion concerned the administration of the country, and. therefore. Hamburcr did not push itself forward. German colonial rolicy suffered much less from want of money than from want of capable men. Jt was easier to obtain money than men. There were. indeed, people who are willing to risk their health on the consideration of high salaries, which detracted from the paying character of the enterprise. He was convinced that matters would change directly a few successes were recorded. It became a matter of difficulty for Germany, because in certain quarters everj' effort was made to Taise obstacles. It was not a question of the employment of aiaves in factories, aU tho employes being freemen. The action of . the Niger Company must arouse a strong desiro to have a linn government under a German protectorate. Herr Richter replied that Woennann, although able, had failed to give explanations when asked. Moreover he RichterJ had always felt compelled to accept Woermann'8 statements with a certain reserve, ho being an interested party. In regard to tho slave question, Herr Richter said that tho declarations of Prince Bismarck and Woermann were directly opposed to each other. The former described the suppression of slavery as a gigantic undertaking, while the latter represented the slaves themselves as being almost masters of the situation. The Chancellor had done all that was necessary to destroy tho illusion that a few millions would suffice to settle the whole slavo question. To Bismark's remark that tho press was without the fatherland, he would briefly reply that the Freisinnige party was proud of possessing a free and independent press wnich dared to tell the most powerful man in Europe the truth. Mr. Bockel here exclaimed: "The Jews' press." Herr Richter, continuing, said that Germany was foreign to such Chauvinism as was displayed by the semi-official press, which presented the most ignoble spectacle that had ever been witnessed. Prince Bismarck again toso. He said that ho did not wish to discuss the colonial policyr and would only observe that he did not think it right to begin by releasing the slaves, but bv preventing more slaves being made. There would remain sufficient for posterity to do in that direction. England had commenced tho work a century ago. A free and independent press was heeded, but not such as Herr Richter desired. That gentleman wished to have a press that always told tho truth, but it was Srecisely Richter's press to which he ad-resscd the reproach of not speaking the truth. Dr. Stoecker advised the government to attempt, while carrying on the blockade, to hand over freed slaves to religious missions. He earnestly begged the Chancellor to do all in his power to stop tho importation of spirits into Africa. Herr Woermann, replying to Herr Richter, said that his interests in Africa had not prevented his speaking the truth. The Cameroons clause was then adopted. On the credit coming up for expenses in Southwest Africa, Herr Bamberger objected to the increase in the amount asked. Ho deprecated the East Africa Company's attitude of toleration, if not approval of slavery, as opposed to Germany's humane efforts. He objected to Herr KardofTs remarks. Germany, he said, was far from desiring a colonial policy on the French model. Was the sum now demanded to be spent yearly on a country where nothing happened because nothing could bo gotT It was essential that the dispute about the Lewis concession in DamaraT should bo cleared up. It was needless to brand as unpatriotic every one who did not desire to hoist the German ilag in all directions. There was plenty of room for patriotism in Germany itself. Prince Bismarck said that he did not wish to call Bamberger ignorant, but that ho knew nothing of the colony of which he had been speaking. Englishmen like Lewis did not go hundreds of miles for the 6ako of a sandy desert. It might rather be taken as granted there was something to be got there. Tho conclusions at which Bamberger had arrived wore far from doing him honor. It might be that nothing could be done by force, but he did not know why Lewis's seventeen people and 170 natives could not be ejected. The Foreign Office would not have proposed to keep permanent officials there it there was nothing to bo got. The sums asked were demanded for the support of German' interests. Remarking that these matters could not be settled by telephone, he said the exchange of notes with England gave hopes that Germany would obtain the support of that friendly nation against the rapacious Lewis. If treaties and possessions were to bo described in the Reichstag as valueless by patriots, with what effect could he approach th British government? If Herr ). j;-,1orarer washed to. discuss this irmttcr.- might ho venture to recommend him to de fer doing so until the negotiations with England were concluded, or else carry on the discussion in some other wav than in Parliament? fCheers.l In further com menting on Herr Bamberger's hint that the colomalnrojects had been a failure, Pnnce Bismarck said: "WeU, gentlemen, thank God! the German national character is on the whole not 60 easily intimidated as to allow itself to bo frightened by a few false steps, errors or sacrifices. It is useless to let the English know that we are so easily frightened, ana that we are now tired and disheartened in an enterprise which we commenced four years ago. l do not consider it auvisaoie to maintain this publicly, especially in respect to England." lierr Bamberger replied tnat tue unan-cellor had recounted nothing but what the whole world knew. If he had disturbed tho Chancellor's diplomatic sphere by merely asking more information, it gave him a new insight into the art of diplomacy. The time was past for a personal approach. Doctor of Theology Von Bismarck had said that he had learned from his opponents. Let him then seek out opponents at home. Ho Bamberger obtained no more profit than did Bismarck from upholding his opinions. Let each do his duty. As for himseB7, he thought that ho was doing right in uttering a warning against the government's colonial policy, and the result was his best justification for doing so. Prince Bismarck observed that endurance could not be carried so far as to permit tho principal representative of German policy to accept statements in that house which were not in accordance with the facts. At the moment when negotiations were proceeding with Great Britain it was not permissible to represent treaties as null and void. That Herr Bamberger had done so would be proved by the official report, unless it should in the meantime be altered. He then read the reports of Dr. Schwartz continuing the existence of valuable mineral wealth in Damraiand. THE SAM OAK QUESTION. Herr Kardoff expressed the opinion that had not Herr Bamberger in the past ruined German enterprises in Samoa, there would probably have been no .necessity for the latest victims. Herr Bamberger rejoined that he rejoiced to this day over his success in that matter. Was he to bear the blame, he said, because tho people refused to hand over their money because the enterprise failed to llourishf His influence could scarcely be so great as all that. Prince Bismarck said that Herr Bamberger had represented tho titlo deeds of Germans as worthless, thereby placing Great Britain in a position to reply to Germany's representation on behalf of German concessionaries by a pointed reference to the speech of the great patriot Bamberger. In regard to the unfavorable Trognostications which the friends of Bamberger always made in respect to the German colonial policy, he said that the majority in the Reichstag represented the tnio feeling of tho German people, and were better informed than the malevolent minority. Cheers.1 Herr Richter twitted the Chancellor for formerly uttering a warning against making natioual sacrifices for private companies, and said it was oulv recently all this had changed. If the house had to bear the responsibility, it must also havo the right to demand information. The Liberals did not question the validity of the German treaty with Kamaherero. The negotiation with Great Britain related solely to the legal question whether, the reservation contained in the treaty with Lewis held eood. If fresh de mands for money were suddenly made there must of necessity be permission to ask questions. The Chancellor was always the first to impart a heated tone to a debate. The truth was. Prince Bismarck attended the Reichstag so seldom that he came to believe that he had only to deal with his subordinates in that house. It was unjust to ascribe the hostill ities in Samoa to the rejection of the guar antee, ihcy arose from the colonial poicy oi tne government, lne Keicnstag ana the German people must not embark in adven tures. Bismarck renlied thai Richter had only to criticise, while h had to bear th heavy responsibility. In the English Parliament the opposition carefully abstained from unreasonable attacks, and a man who failed to comply with this rule was deemed unpatriotic In Richter, a demoniac love tor tho fatherland fought with dis Chancellor. As for Bamberger, ho simply said to himself, "There's the sore point of the government; that's where we must rub. fChnprs 1 Offininl renorts had not amvcd from Samoa. Telegrams were costly and occupied a fortnight in transit. As soon as the government received the reports it would tako steps. Since Herr Richter declared that the conventions with Kamaherero were doubtless valid in law, he found himself in the agreeable position of being able to cite tho authority of Herr Richter to tho British government. Laughtcr.l On the other hand, Herr Bamberger had, by his doubts, disturbed diplomatic steps Germany was taking in London. A motion to close the debate having been adopted, Herr Bamberger repudiated Prince Bismarck's suggestion that he might alter the short-hand report as an insinuar tion affecting his honor. Soon after Prince Bismarck departed, the vote was a greed to and the hous; adjourned until Thursday. An immense crowd waited at the doors of the Reichstag in the hope of gaining entrance. Ten times the number of available tickets were applied for. During the debate Prince Bismarck became excited. At times he paced up and down the tribune, waiting impatiently forthe conclusion of his opponent's remarks to reply. He constantly took notes. He looked well and spoke with a strong voice. Upon entering and leaving tho Reichstag he was loudly cheered. London', Jan. 16. The Daily; News, commenting on yesterday'sdebate in the Reichstag, says: "We hope this debate will open people's eyes in England to the part Lord Salisbury is really playing. It becomes too plainly evident that he is a mere creature and cat's-paw of Bismarck. The German Liberals, to whom the thanks of both England andGermanyareduefortheir manly and outspoken criticism, drew from the Chancellor a frank avowal that the Srctenso of suppressing slavery is a mere evice for leading Salisbury into n trap. It is t ime tho country spoke its mind in regard to Salisbury's muddling." THE rAKNEIX COMJIISSION. More Complaints About the Uncomplimentary Comments of the Press. London, Jan. 15. The Parnell commission resumed its sittings to-day. Sir Charles Russel, counsel for the Parnellites, applied for an order against the Worcester limes for certain comments made upon tho commission. Presiding Justice nannen said he regretted the repeated applications of this character, which, he declared, caused more distress to tho court than the prosecution of the inquiry itself. He appealed to counsel to use their influence to prevent 6uch statements as it was charged the Worcester Times had published. The court, he said, would decide SirCharles's application later. Mr. William O'Brien appeared before tho commission under citation. He stated that he accepted the responsibility for the article in United Ireland, for which he was summoned, but denied that he intended any disrespect to the court and disclaimed imputing that the judges were not doing their duty. The court reserved judgment in the matter. Mr. O'Brien said he did not assume to question their lordships' rulings, but urged that ho was entitled to comment upon the scandalous evidence that was being given before the commission. Continuing, ho said: "Wo are most anxious to meet the charges made against us. Month after month we are incurring frightful expenses, and yet the Times has not touched tho ono allegation made in its columns which, if proved, wiU render all this matter entirely superfluous. We do not criticise the court, but tho conduct of the Times. We desire to come to tho point. That is the object of our Scotch action." I Counsel for Mr. Brodrich, warden of moned to appear before the commission to day for making a speech in which ho compared Messrs. Davitt and Dillon to the Whitechapel murderer,- repudiated the con struction nlaced unon the soeecli and de nieti that Mr. Brodncrr'ad. intended any roiitemnt, ot roiirf- Justice liannen 6aid that after assurance of counsel it was unnecessary for the court to take any further steps in the matter. lhe taking of evidence was then resumed, and testimony was introduced rela tive to evictions in lipperary. Attorney-general Webster said he hoped to produce evidence relating to the forged letters next week, and would then take up the subject of the League's American connections. JACK THE BITTER. Tunisian Police Think They Have Captured the Whitechapel Murderer. Tunis, Jan. 15. The police here have cap tured a gang of robbers and assassins. Among the members of the gang is a man who is believed to have perpetrated the re cent revolting murders of a number of women in the Whitechapel district of London. The British consul here has forwarded to his government all the details connected with tho arrests. The supposed Whitechapel murderer is charged with having committed, in Tunis, a murder similar to those committed in Whitechapel. The man has confessed that he recently lived in Whitechapel. .London, Jan. id. lhe ponce ridicule tho assumption of the Tunisian authorities that they have arrested the- Whitechapel murderer, and will probably not take any steps to have him brought to London. The prevailing theory at Scotland Yard is that the man, finding himself in custody in Tunis on a serious charge, is trying to get to London in the hope of being released when it shall be discovered tha the is neither "Jack, the Ripper," nor any other criminal wanted by the London police. A VIRTUOUS EDITOR. lie Resigned Uis Tosition Rather than Use His Taper In Bismarck's Interest. London, Jan. 15. Tho report circulated some time ago that Prince Bismarck had attempted to subsidize the St. James Gazette in the interest of Germany is virtually confirmed by a letter written by Mr. Greenwood, late tho principal editor of that journal. Mr. Greenwood states that he resigned his position on and all connection with the paper because the policy proposed to be pursued in its columns with regard to Germany was entirely incompatible with independence. Ho further admits that other attempts were made to get control of tho paper with a view to using its columns for the benefit of Germany, though he docs not give the names of tho persons making the attempts, and boldly challenges refutation of his statement Mr. Stein kopf, the new owner of the St. James Gazette, denies Mr. Greenwood's version of tho circumstances leading to his resignation, and declares that he has no knowledge of any attempt, or even desire, on the part of anybody to change tho policy of the paper to 6uit the views of tho German government. GENERAL, FOREIGN NEWS. Belief that the King of the Netherlands Is Dying Talk About a Regency. London, Jan. 15. Private dispatches from The Hague report that the general idea there is that King William is dying. A regency is regarded as so inevitable that a Cabinet council was held to-day to discuss the question of calling it into immediate being, and another meeting will be held to-morrow. The utmost anxiety is felt about the Luxemburg succession, which will naturally devolve upon AdolDh. Duke of Nassau, but which it is suspected tho King of Prussia may appropriate, on the ground of ancient claims to the Orange heirship which the kines of Prussia as serted ud to the time of the nratrmatie sanction. The Dnke of Nassau, who is only iM AC VV uiuuiun J uuuci iuo U V1UE IVlUg, hatea and is hated in return by tho llohen- zollerns, because he dispossessed the Duke of Cumberland. Denounced by Archbishop Croke. LONDON, Jan. 15. Archbishop Croke has donated 50 to the fund for the relief of evicted tenants. In his letter accompanying the donation, the archbishop savs: There is no other land, savage or civilized, where such scandalous and nnchristian-like scenes Continued on Second Par;e.J like for the Imperial UNITED STATES AND SAMOA President Cleveland Sends to the Senate a Eeport of Action of the Executive. War Vessels ITave Been Sent to the Islands to Trotect American Interests, and Be Has Insisted Upon Treaty Observance. A Trifling Incident thatilay Determine the Speakership of the Xext House. Senator-Elect Edgerton Talks Abont Admission of Dakota and Tells Bow an Extra Session Would Relieve the President. AFFAIRS IN SAMOA. The Tresldent Submits a Statement of the Action of the Executive Department, Washington, Jan. 15. The President sent to Congress to-day a message accompanied by a mass of correspondence, giving the status of affairs now in Samoa, and the progress of affairs there. The correspondence inclosed is that occurring since Dec 21, 1888. The President says: "The information thus laid before Congress is of much importance, since it has relation to the preservation of American interests and the protection of American citizens and their property in a distant territory, and under unsuitable and unsatisfactory government. In the midst of the disturbances, which have arisen at Samoa, such powers have been exercised as seemed to be withiu executive control under the Constitution and laws, which appear to accord with our national policy and condition to restore tranquillity and secure the safety of our citizens through negotiation and agreement with Great Britain and Germany, which, with our own government, constitute the treaty powers interested in Samoan peace and quiet. The attempt has been made to define more clearly the part which those powers shall assume in the government of that country, while, at the same time, its authority has been insisted upon. Thesa negotiations were at one time interrupted by such action on tho part of the German government as appeared to be inconsistent with their further continuance, Germany, however, still insists as from the first, that she has no desire or intention to overturn the native Samoan government or to ignore our treaty rights, and she still invites our government to join her in a proposition on this subject which seems to lead to such a preponderance of German power in Samoa as was never contemplated by us, and is inconsistent with every prior agreement or every understanding, while her rr cent conduct as between the native warring factions gives rise to the suspicion that she is not content with a neutral position. Acting under the restraints which our Constitution and laws have placed upon the executive power, I have insisted that the autonomy and independence of Samoa should bo scrupulously preserved, according to the treat$ made with Samoa by the powers named, and the other agreements and understandings with each other. have protested against every act apparently tending in the opposite direction. During the existence of internal disturbances, one or more vessels of war have been kept in Samoan waters to protect American, citizens and property. These things will abundantly appear from the correspondence and papers which have been, submitted to the CoDgrrss. A recent collision between the iorces irom a German man-of-war stationed in Samoan waters and a body of natives ren dered tho situation so delicate and critical that the war-ship Trenton, under the immediato command of dniiral Kiraberly. was ordered to join the Nipsic, already at Samoa, for the better protection of person and property of our citizens; and in furtherance of etforts to restore order and safety, the attention of Congress is especially called to the instructions given to Admiral Kimberly, dated the llth instant, and the letter of the Secretary of State to the German minister, dated the 12th instant, which will be found among the papers herewith submitted. 13y means of the papers and documents heretofore submitted, and those accompanying thin communication, the precise situation of aifairs in Samoa is laid before Congress, and such executive action as has been taken is fully exhibited. The view of the executive in respect to the just policy to bo pursued with regard to this group of islands, which lie in the direct highway of the growing and important commerce between Australia and the United States, has found expression in the correspondence and documents which have thus been fully communicated to Congress, and the subject in its present stage is submitted to tht wiser discretion conferred by the Constitution upon the legislative branch of the government." The correspondence alluded to by the President was not laid before the House or Senate. London, Jan. 15. The belief has become general in diplomatic circles that the troubles in Samoa must lead to serious friction between the United States and Germany, out of which will probably grow a better understanding between England and America, beginning with tho relegation of the Sackville incident to oblivion. It is asserted by persons in a position to know tho facts'that Secretary Bayard informed Lord Salisbury of tho recent happenings in Samoa forty-eight hours previous to th publication of tho first account of the trouble, and it is further stated that this is almost the only communication that has passed between tho English and American governments since tho Sackville correspondence. 1 1 TIIE NEXT STEAIvERS;. The Chances of Reed and Cannon Said U Have Been Impaired by a Blunder. Special to tho IcdlaaapoUs Journal. Washington, Jan. 15. It has frcqucntlj happened that trifling circumstances havo decided great events. The contest in th House, yesterday, over the adoption of the report of the committee on rules, in reference to removing the 5 o'clock limitation to to the daily session, may decide tho speakership of tho next House. Yesterday's scrimmage had no legitimate connection with the speakership contest, but was turned in that direction by the skillful strategists, Messrs. Burroughs and McKin- ley. This is how it was done Two weeks ago the committee on rules reported a rule dispensing with the call of States on suspension Mondays during tho remaindei of the session. In tho committee, Messrs, Randall and Mills opposed the proposed rule, Messrs. Reed and Cannon favored it, and Mr. Carlisle gave the casting vote in favor of the rule. The purpose of the new rule was to prevent filibustering on the first and third Mondays of the mouth against motions to suspend the rules. Th consideration of the Oklahoma bill had. been defeated by such tactics, and the proposed rule, therefore, had the support of the friends of that measure. Its consideration was defeated, however, by a resort to dilatory motions. I The Democrats met in caucus and decided to recommend a report agreeing that they would not resort todilatory motions on suspension Mondays. This caucus was slimly attended, and was not entirely hannonious. Weaver, Springer, and other advocates of the Okla-boma bill, were not satisfied; neither were the Republicans, who regarded the caucus action as a surrender to the filibusters. However, tho report was recommitted. The Republicans sustained Reed and Cannon, and voted against recommittal. Next came the filibustering of Weaver. The Housa hftd ben held in check for a full week by Weaver, secretly sustained and encouraged by fcriic

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