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ESI'ILL. Editor-sail Proprietor.] RULERS OF HAIL RATES' THE NEW COMMISSION . US TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE. Ju a S e Cooley Made Chairmen by a Unanimous Vote—Object of the Demo, vratlc Member* In Honoring Him i> tb tbe Position—The First Ques tions to be -Considered. Washington, March 31.—About 11 Unlock lb'* morning Messrs. Cooley, Morrison, Schooumakor and Walker,four vj ; .[;e five members of the Interstate nmorce Commission, called at the V, ul t 9 llouse and paid their respects to the President. Commissioner Bragg ja not arrive in the city in time tu !to with them, but called at the White House shortly afterward and then joined his associates at Willard’s hotel, wuere an informal gathering took place ioeoaUethe members to become better acquainted with one another. At3o’olock : he commissioners met by agreement at Urn Interior Department, where their commissions were handed to them and he prescribed oath of office administered. COOLEY CHAIRMAN. On motion of Mr. Morrison Judge Coo- I, , was selected as chairman of the •ommlssioo. This action was unanimous iii'il was taken without discussion, the jiembsrs having all come to the conclu- R , j, that Judve Cooley was the best fitted i ! the position. The commission theu I. icccded to the t'-mporary quarters se i eied tor them on F street, just below the P',,l,.tt House, and after an inspection •i 111 , rooms parted With the understand* I x tha 1 another meeting should be held i mcriow lor consultation. No carnli u> : u r the secretaryship il the commie n ai re pi n],used, and that matter is , ill in abeyance. HOW IT WAS BROUGHT ABOUT. Prior to the nel elion ol Juge Cooley s chairman ot ihe commission, Messrs. >1 rrison, Bragg and Schoonntaker, the tt ree Democratic mem tiers, held a con- Iriencc at which it was decided that in \ :•>,v of Judge Cooley’s long experience ai.ii eminence as a judge, and In order to i.i moustrate to the country that it was c " ;eet to promote haimony and i el niinitv in the board, Mr. Morrison n."i,Ul propose ami Mr. Bragg second Juu ;e Cooley’s nomination as chairman, THE FIRST BUSINESS. The first business that will come before Ihe beard uiier its organization will bo the fixing of the time and plaoe for the hearing of questions to be submitted by 'I. 11. Smite, Vic President of the T,ouis nlic and Nashville railroad, and Virgil I'oA'ers, (i neral Couimissimien ot Pool Hates for the Southern Railway and Steamship Association. These questions relate to the long and short haul provis ion of the interstate commerce ac , as it ; plies toraiiroads east ot the M isslssippi river, si uiu of the Oaio, and west ot the I'otomae. PASSES IN THE WEST. Chicago, .March 31. I he general man auers ol Western railways were in ses sion here to-day trying to arrange some Uniterm system iu regard to newspaper [ asses, both State and interstate. Some ai the lines have instituted mileage books foil contracts while others stick to the old style of passes, believing that the latter are r iven 'or services rendered and do not conflict with the law. No agree ment was arrived at, and each road will act in the matter according to its own ihdgmeut. DEAD-HEAPS BY THE DOZENS. rmsßuitG, Pa., March 31.—Through •rain* over the Pennsylvania railroad to and Pennsylvania Company’s lines to. •oy were crowded with tree passei get s. A l passes expire at 12 o'clock to-night, ■m one of the trains lrom Chicago there 'vrte twenty-ire ladies who carried passes. They were issued on twenty-live uifi rent accounts. The ladies resided in I'miudelphia and New York prineinallv, a .'j ! "ere getting homo while they could r:ue lor nothing. An old conductor gave I ii his opinion that nine-tenths ol'the i e 'pie traveling to-day over the Pennsyl van';* lines had passes. The officials ir.npg the past month have issuedipasses i • almost every person who applied re- Itaruicss ot form r regulations. They stem to have taken compassion upon the clamorous public, and issued passes with recklessness, indicating that they will hfiiotlorth have uo chance to use their Authority in favoring friends. COY EItNMK.NT |mv DOCKS. 1 "° to lM> Constructed at the New Vm k and Norfolk Navy Yards. Washington, March 31.—Secretary ’ ljlt nev has approved the report of the Imam appointed toselect sites for the two R' w dry docks authorized by the last congress. I he docks will be located attho i'ii' V °K i- ?' 1< '* s ‘ or,olk nav r yards, and • ' * built oy contract on tho gone* nil ,'..i;i Of the Simpson dry docks. They ii he constructed of timbor. and their • tensions will bo about as follows: ;• 'mtu 455 feet, width at top 125 teot, “mi width at bottom (10 feet. The 1111 01 money available lor their con- V..L C ** 1H ♦UOO.WH). The New York '■••II cost more than the dock at Nor '"WH'K lo the difliculty of obtaining hi lli ound ? t,on ' A rood foundation of v L ‘„ ®' and gravel can he obtained at i, V’ ,k al “ depth of thirty-live feet, while ail ,i V" ' orK innumerable quicksands fc ' ir ' a ar ° lound at a similar depth, h< “ nTV Idling to obtain a i,(, (:a l able of supporting a vessel ■ o 10.000 tons In weight. Ihe exact CIO no,"L’li . lhe > ar(l,t of lUe two docks be determined, but borings will be onturo W , r b iL n “ allorl ,ilue to “certain the lur<J bf the loumlatlon. I WO A I’l*i 1N I MENTA. lr ‘ air,lii Id Mu lie (Secretary anil df. May nurd Treasurer. Jrh! 1! , l ‘ N,:TON ' Maro “ SL-It IS au muvulj unnounoed that the tollow- a 'poiulinents will be tnude to-morrow: | w ritory of me Treasury, Charles S. k „ ’ of N, ' w York; Assistant Seore •V.nJw y“,’] ,CttßUry ' lßa ac 11. Maynard, su.m'.trmn' V r°n, r< !,, iB .„ ,bo P r ®ont Second “I .ii'i ii . 18 lrotts ' ,r y, having been i levr-iatui n° tllat l’ o#,tlou by President du x !, i ,?, n ‘ ,unß *. I' h-s made tiiiu i r'hf ecor(l I" that position. At >ar(i wju V, H . tt PPo*ntment Juclko May- N ' v, v n ~ (, puty Attorney General I'ointiuont to thJ f H prlor U> h,Ba P* tbe 8 ™derul aervloe he whh Mat ‘* (*f rat,(s candidate for Secretary of it <iW . * ork i wan defeated H 01,,,, .s'"ihUei’hl! ji'.' y‘ lUUiOU ,eCOrd - W4KIIV! i !? P,€S€,,,t " N< W lU,lk £rf)|l‘*r oMh r <* !y ’ Mut cti 31.-—The Comp- ! l)6 Orst \ l i„ ur r e .?°J r , lo 'dav authorised itotpuai tf,o l, ‘*"k of Gadsden, Ala., 10 begin business. THE SEQUEL OF THE DUEL. The Parties to the Affair Will Hetire from the University. Athens, Ga., March 31 The faculty of the State University have decided upon their course with respect to the students who were conoerned In the recent attempt to fight a duel. The parties to the proposed duel, it will be remembered, were Walter S. Chisholm, of Sa vannah, and Thomas R. Cobb, of Athens, principals, and Hugh M. Comer, ot Savannah, aud P.W. Martin, of Florida, seconds. The affair was prevented by arrests which were made in Augusta and a satisfactory settlement agreed upon. Since the students have returned to col lege the best of feeling has existed be tween all ol them. The laculty, perhaps, would not have taken notice of the affair if it had not been for an old statute which required them to do so. This statute seems to have been forgotten by the students who were parties to tlie attempted duel. Had they known of It they uiight have hesitated about taking the course they did. The faculty have decided that the young men must withdraw from the university, but they have not made the withdrawal compulsory. They have simply opened the way tor them to with draw quietly, and with the full under standing that nothing discreditable at taches to their records as young men or students. It can hardly be otherwise than that the course ot the faculty will be satisfac tory to the young men and to their parents or guardians. The loss of the young men will be greatly regretted in the university aud in the town here, be cause they were good students aud were popular with their classmates, tbo faculty aud with the townspeople. ltisnot known whether or not the facul ty wili make any public statement about the matter at the present time. Tney probably will not, as there does not ap pear to be any particular reason why they should. CHARLESTON’S POSTMASTER. Mowry’s Appointment Received With n Howl of Indignation. Washington, March 31.— The Presi dent appointed to-day A. H. Mowry, ol South Carolina, to be Postmaster at Ctrarieston, S. C., vice Benjamin Hujrer, deceased. CHARLESTON HOWLS. Charleston, 8.C., March 31.—The an nouncement ot the appointment ot A. H. Mowry to the vacant Postmastership of this place lias raised a howl of indigna tion throughout the city arid has compli cated the political situation considerably. Mr. Mowry’s business reoord was shown up when ne was Congressman Dibble’s candidate for Collector of the Port. It did not show up well the charges against him have never been refuted. President Cleveland’s popularity here, which was attainted by his silence during the earthquake, has not been increased, and as Charleston practically controls the nominating convention of the First dis trict it is not at all probable that Con gressman Dibble, who is Mr. Mowry’s champion, will be returned to the next Congress. A THIEVING POSTAL CLERK. After Five Years of Undetected Peculation He Comes to Grief. New Y’ouk, March 31.—Wednesday morning the superintendent of the pouch room of the registry division of the New York post office discovered that a pack age which arrived Tuesday night from Portlaud, Ore., containing SI,OOO In cur rency, was missing. He had checked the package off some time betore and he could not imagine where it could have gone to, as no ono was in the office except tbo clerks, eighteen in number. The superintendent telegraphed for In spector Dosser and detained the clerks until he arrived. The inspector took the clerks to his office, where they were ex amined. The examination continued all day yesterday, through the night anil until early this morniug. Suspicion pointed in the direction of William A. Clarke, a clerk who has been in the de partment tor about five years. Clarke is a married man and lives in Brooklyn. For a long time there have been robberies in this department, and over sixty pack ages and letters have been stolen, the inspectors being unable to en'rap the thief. This afternoon Clark told In spector Dosser that he had stolen the package, and that he had also stolen the other 60 packages that had been missing from time to time lor the past three years. He said that he had committed the thefts to pay his debts. He was addicted to drinking and had gambled some. He could not say how much he had stolen, but it Is supposed that he lias taken be tween $4,000 anil $5,000. Clarke was taken to Ludlow street jail. THE LAST' HUi ROBBERY. The last big robbery in the registered letter department of the post office here was in 18S1. A package containing SIO,OOO in hills was mailed late one after noon in September to the First National Bank in Charleston. 8. C. it was sent by the National l’ark Bank in this city, and after it was deposited in the post office here it was nevir heard from, although a rigid search was made for it. Iu the examination of ClarKo to-day it came out that he was the lust man who is known to liuve handled that package When charged with having stolen this package as well he denied it, but it is supp iscd that ho is the person who took it. lu this instance the Charleston Bapk requested that the money be insured aud it was done. The Orient Mutual insurance Company had to pay the loss, and no clue to the thief has ever been found. RAHWAY’S MYSTERY. The Identity <>l the Murdered Girl ns Great a Mystery as Ever. Rahway, N. J., March 31.—The brother oi Mary Maltby has arrived bore from Newark aud states that his siater is at presont living In that city, and that she had presented herself at police headquar ters, Newark, this morning to prove that she is ulive. If this story be true the case is still shrouded in mystery. Bupt. Har rison, of the City Home of Newutk, said this morning that he had not been posi tive in bis identification, but had merely expressed an opinion that the features of the murdered girl bore a strong resem blance to those of Mary Maltby. Mayor Danly received the following letter this morning, written in red ink, “Dark deed, dark night, darky, oiler u big reward and you will have your man.” The letter was sigued ‘‘Vidocq.” NOT MARY MALTBY. Newark, N. J., March 31.—Mary Maltby did appear, aw mated in the Rah way dispatch at police heudquarters here this morning, to disprove the statement that the body of the girl murdered at Rail way was tier's. . LiOfcS OK THK EAGLI3. She Either Hurst. Her Boilers or was Wrecked on the Heel's. St. John. N. F., March 31.—A report nos reached here of the total loss of the ig steamer Eagle with a crow of 230 l) on > i the shoals near Funk Island, ott i . .vista bay. No particulars of the disaster are yet at hand. Debris, consisting of deck ladders, forecastle deck and cooking gear, with the steamer’s name on it, has been found on the ice. Tne supposition is that the steamer’s boiler exploded. The inhabitants of Funk Island are on the lookout for the bodies ot the drowned. Most of the lost seamen lived in and about St. Johu, and the excite ment and grief here are intense. Women and children are weeping at home or clamoring at the telegraph and news paper offices for further iniormation. A LARGE BOAT. The Eagle was a large sailing steamer commanded by Capt. Jackman, and owned by Messrs, Bowring Bros. The Captain is one ot the best and most suc cessful commanders sailing out ot New foundland ports, hut it is said that the steamer’s boilers were in suoh condition that she should never have sailed. This was whispered about soon after she sailed for the lisueries, and the report that the wreckage indicates a boiler explosion is taken as evidence that all on board are lost. A TERRIBLE SEA RUNNING. Boston, March 31,—A special from St. John, N. F., says: The steamer Eagle was last seen by the steamer Aurora on the night of March 11, near Funk Island. A terrible sea was running at the time. The next morning the Aurora oould And no trace of the Eagle, and noth ing has been seen of the iil-tated vessel since. A message from Greycupond, about 100 miles from here, says that light house keeper Cabot bad boarded the seal ing steamers Vanguard and Hector. Botn those vessels reported passing spars, forecastle and the name board ‘Eagle’ near the spot where she was last seen.” THE THEORY. Lighthouse keeper Cabot is a reliable man, and trom Ms knowledge of affairs there, and the fact that tbe Eagle has not been seen since the fleet have been spoken, It i-. universally believed that the vessel, with ner 260 souls on board, was driven on the terrible reefs so numerous in side Fuuk Island; that tbe sea broke her up, and that she probably sank immediately with her 50 seamen on deck and 210 seal Habers below. The sea that swept the coast that night was the worst ever witnessed by the oldest sealers on board the other ves sels. No ship once getting in those ter rible breakers could possibly escape. Capt. Jackman, commander of tbs Di lated vessel, was considered tbe bravest skipper Newfoundland ever produced. KING OK THE SEALING FLEET. He was oalled “The King of the Sealing Fleet” until 18S5, when for the first time iu his experience be failed to secure any seals. Last year bad luck again overtook him and he lost the steamer Uesolute near the same iaial Fuuk island, but ail his orew were saved. Later the sumo season he took com mand of the Eagle and within a few weeks she broke her shaft. Sue was re fitted and a month ago started with the rest of the fleet on what is now felt was her last voyage. Tbe exact number of men on board is unknown, but it Is be lieved to be at least26o. A majority of the crew are married and reside in this city and vicinity, and all are in the prime of life. The city is in mourning to-day. This is tbe grealest calamity and most frightful loss of life in the modern history of this unfortunate colony. A STEAMER UNDER SAIL. Her Engines Broken and the Wind Forces Her to Make tor Europe. New York, March 31.— The steamer Salerno, of tbe Wilson line, is reported by the steamer Elbe, which arrived here this morning, as having been sighted on March 27 under sail eastward bound. The Salerno was 600 miles iroiu Halifax. Sue left Gibraltar on Marcb C and was spoken on the 23d bv tbe I*. Caland, from Rotter dam to New York. At that time tae Salerno was proceeding west under sail, wiih her engiues broken down. Agent Sanderson says be supposes tbe Captain could not make Halifax in the faoe of the strong west wind, and that be decided to make for a Enropean port. In a succession of Gales. Philadelphia, March 31. The schooner Small C. Smith, Irom Jackson ville, bad a succession of heavy gales from all points of the compass during her entire passage. On Marco 23, in latitude 36:10, and longitude 74, she wasstiuck by a heavy gale front the northwist, carrying away a number of her sails. She also lost her deckload of 18,000 feet of lumber. Tne vessel is strained and leaking badly. UHOHIUIXION IN DETROIT. Fears of Bloodshed a’ the Election to Decide the Question. Chicago. March 31.—A special from Detroit, Mlob.' says: “The intensity oi feeling over the proposed prohibition amendment has no parallel in tne history ot political campaigns in this State. Con servative men ot both sides are fearing serious trouble election day in Detroit. Toe touting against the Pronihltionisis in ttie Eastern part of the city, particularly tho Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, Fourteenth ami Fifteenth wards, is in tense. Interest in State and county poll tics shrinks out ot sight compared with the absorbing importance ofgt lie question whet her tbe people shall have beer or not. An Eleventh ward Aldermau said that not one prohibition vote would bo cast in bis precinct, because no Prohibitionist would dare to vote there. He added: ‘1 am speaking the truth when 1 say it would not be . sale for a man to vote for prohibition ini mv part of tbe town, that is, of course .if it Is found out.’ There will probably be 5,000 anti-prohibition workers at tbe polls. The Prohibitionists are very uneasy at tbe outlook.” Brutal Murder. Franklin, Tex., March 31.—While Capt. A. N. Smith was plowing Ms field this morning someone fired a loadol buckshot Into uis buck, killing hint in stantly. The assassin then emptied another load of shot into the head of bis victim, tearing out his eyes and horribly mutilating his lace. J. £, Fulton, u neighbor ugainst whom Capt. Smith had obtained u judgment for a small amount, has hewn arrested lor tbe crime. There is talk ot lynuuiug Fulton. Itliiliicat St. Louis. Bt. Louis, Murob 31.— James O. Blaine was on ’Change to-day, where he held nn informal reception lor an hour 111 tbo di rectors room anu a'terwiiril made a live minutes’ speech upon tbe floor of the Ex change. SAVANNAH, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1887. ERIN FACING THE LASH TORYISM’S HOLD HOURLY GROWING WEAKER. State l egislatures In Tills Country Giv ing Expression to Their Abhorrence ef tho Tyrannical Propositions of the Coorclou Measure Several Liberal Unionists Orowing llestlvo Under the Galling Proposition. London, March 31.—Lord Hartlngton, at a meeting to-day ot the Liberal-Union members of both houses of Parliament, explained that the government had made the Irish crimes act amendment bill n question of confidence, and said that if the Libei al-Uoiuuist.s failed to support tho bill and in that wav brought about Its defeat the result would be the advent of Mr. Gladstone to power. It was the im perative duty of the.'Ltbsral-Uuionists to prevent this, Lord Hffttingtoncontended. The mooting decided tfi-support the bill. Several members of the' party were ab sent from the meeting. Two hundred members ot Parliamont attended the meeting. Among them was Lord Churchill. The meeting enthusias tically supported tbs decision of W. H. Smith to have a division to-morrow night on Mr. Parnell’s amendment to the Irish crimes aot amendment bill, providing that the House resolve itself into com mittee to consider the state of Ireland, and on the first reading of tbe measure, even if closure had to bo r a forced. The meeting hall was crowded. Among tne prominent persons present were Earl Derby, Mr. Chamberlain and Baron Rothschild. The meeting, with the ex ception ot two dissentients, unanimously adopted Lord Hartington’s proposal that the Liberal Unionists support the first reading of the crime’s bill on condition that the members be allowed to criticise tbe measure in committee. Mr. Chamber lain approved the proposal. CONSIDERABLE OPPOSITION. Rt. Hon. Edward Heoeage, Liberal- Unionist member o' the House of Commons for Great Gamsby, in the Lib eral Union meeting to-day opposed that part oi the Irish criminal law amendment bill which changes vouue in certain classes of criminal tri*ls to England. Mr. Heneage wassupporiotl in this opposition by several others. Bir Edward Willian Watkin, member for Hythc, said he tin tight coercion was needed in Ireland reg rdless of remedial legislation. Joseph Cbamberi::.in demurred to this, and contended that emedia! measures should beat lea't im led in Irish legis lation, Lord Hit tingsjn appealed to the members of th Libt, ai-Union party to support the gov nrn.nt on the second reading of tbe )• i, -serving hbprty to demand iu couilu and) This tho mooting Agrt'eJW?" - v EARL CADOGAN’S NKW SCHEME. In the House of Lords to-night Earl Cadogan, Lord of the Frivy Seal, pre sented a bill providing for the purchase of Irish holdings, or, in other words, for the abolition ot tbe system of dual owner ship amended by tbe act of 1881. It was proposed, he said, to admit lease holders to the benefits of the act of 1881 [Cheersj. Leas* holders whose leases expired prior to 1881, numbering 160,000, were to be admitted to the benefits of the act of 1881 in the same manner as those whose leases expired in that year. It was also proposed that the land lord must issue notice in the form sched uled in the bill wnen he obtains an eject ment writ from court, and that he be re quired to serve the tenant with tnat no tice in tho manner prescribed by the courts, either by service or by Dusting;* that when the tenant receives this notice he shall become ipso facto, a care-taker of his Holding for a period of six months, and tnat redemption shall run as from that date. Earl Cadogan hoped the House would accept the measure. THE COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATION. Continuing, Earl Cadogan said that the government lound It impossible to adopt tlie Land Commission’s recommendation that tbe period of five years for tbe fixing of judicial rents be substituted for that of fifteen years, according to the present law. The'government agreed with Lord Hartlngton that it was an open question whether Irish rents were excessive or not, or whether excessive rents were ex acted. Therefore it would he unreason able to deal anew with settlements ol rants fixed bv tbe act of 1881. If those settlements should be disturbed landlords and tenants would be led to believe that there was no finality to such settlements. The government believed the time had arrivid to lormulate a further measure dealing with the tenants’ purebaso of holdings, and looked to that mainly for a settlement ot tbe questions wbioli unhap pily agitated the country. In that ho be lieved would be found tbe solution oi those grave questions. [Cheers.] IN TWO PARTS. The government proposed to deal with the question in two parts. The first wos the bill which had just been described, dealing with questions of urgency ami great difficulty arising from tbe land act of 1881. This bill, which it was hoped would reduoe the number of evictions one-half, would be followed by n bill relating to tbe purchase of holdings. This latter bill the government hoped would permanently settle tbe difficulty. The middleman now suffered great Injustice from bis inability to ob tain for land tbe same amount which lie had to pay, because he was not allowed to go to a land court. It whs now pro posed to enable him to secede from a lease. The bill also proposed to relieve tenants who were insolvent through no fault of their own, but through misfortune. RELIEF WITHOUT BANKRUPTCY. It was said that there was no method for the relief of insolvent tenants short of bankruptcy. The government, however, opined that Insolvent tenants would di vide into three classes. The first class was composed of those who bad beoouie msolveiit from temporary causes, and who, if they secured a reason able period of delay instead of tho short period uow given, might under certain conditions avoid bank ruptcy. In the second class were those who were insolvent through no fault of their owd, and who perhaps had no rea sonable prospect of being able to pay their liabilities. The government de sired to mitigate these bard oases. Lastly there were improvident and ex travagant tenants, towardiwbora It is Im possible to elicit sympathy frotu Farlia tnent or the nation. COUNTY JUDGES. For these the government proposed a county court, toe judge of which, while granting a landlord judgment, shall be empowered to reasonably stay execution tor a period to be decided by the judge, the tenant meanwhile not to be removed from Ms holding. The government would constitute tne county court judge a judge lu bankruptcy within tho area ot Ms ordinary jurisdiction. 1 n Reference to those tenants who are Iu solvent through no fault of their own the court might order composition upon an insolvent's old debts, the debtor con tinuing to occupy his holding for as long a period as the judge might decide and to pay a fair rental fixed by the court. PKINCIPLE OF THE BILL. The principle here was leniency to the innocent insolvent, ol whose good faith and exactitude the court should be as sured,but extravagant and idle insolvents would be left to tbe ordinary laws. The rates of landlords who had not received their rents, or whose land had not been occupied owing to intimidation, would be remitted. The bill provided for a state of things which the government hoped by legislation before long to re move, and was an installment, but In no sense a composition. The government asked their lordships who were landlords in Ireland and those connected with them to make heavy sacrifices. The measure strictly regarded the rights of property, and was through an earnest desire to remedy the complaints arising from tbu laud laws drawn in a spirit of fairness and justice. Lord (L Divide said that the Cowpor commission's plan was a comprehensive one, but the government measuie founded on It was at present lopsided. He urged tho government to stale tho general character of tho legislation by which they proposed to übolish dual owner ship. Earl of Belmore said that while the measure would hit some landlords hard It also would hit soma teuants whose present rents were much lower than the court would fix. Karl of Dunraven said that the meas ure would be a beneficial oue, but the only chance of sal istying Ireland was by the abolition of the dual ownership of land invented by Air. Gladstone and his party. The bill passed its first reading and tho second reading was fixed for April 21. CHANGE OF VENUE TO BE ABANDONED. The Cabinet have decided to abandon that clause of the Irish criminal law amendment bill which provides for the chaugingof venue from Dublin to Loudon in certain classes of criminal trials, thus practically removing the greatest cause of the Liberal-Unionist opposition to the bill. The National Liberal Federation has issued a summons for a meeting to be held April (J at the Metropolitan Hotel lor the purpose of denouncing the proposed Irish coercion measures. LABOUCHEKK TAUNTS BALFOUH. Mr. Labouehere speaking in the House ot Commons to-night said that the disor ders in Ireland were due to execrable laws and tne government’s defiance ol the wishes of the people. The Conservatives seemed to be unable to understand that they were dealing with a nation entitled to make its own laws, and not with indi viduals. The terrorism and outrage which flourished in tne Southern tttates during Andrew Johnson's time ceased in 1876 when home rule was granted. The speaker taunted Mr. Balfour with bis ignorance ot the condition ot Ireland and said that Mr. Balfour hardly cared what measure bn proposed. He de nounced partisan Irish judges for making exciting political harangues when theie happened to be a judgeship vacant. POLITICAL SLAVES. As regarded the proposal to make the crimes bill a permanent measure, if that were done the bill would never be abro gated, as a majority of the members ot the House ol Lords were the Marquis of Salis bury’s subservient political slaves. The speaker here interposed, and Mr. La bouchere modified his expression to “a majority w ere entirely in Lord Salisbury’s hands.” lie said the Irish couspirators were a class of privileged landlords who were perpetual enemies of the people ati(j who desired to deprive them of their civil rights. He taunted Mr. Chamberlain with having made an offer to the Liberals to oppose coercion if they would aocept his Irish plaus. When this offer was re fused, he said, Mr. Chamberlain took his goods to the other side. Mr. Chamberlain only ‘‘wanted his miserable vanity satisfied.” The Radicals would not forgive Mr. Chamberlain ii he voted for coercion. THE DOOR CLOSING. The door of repentance was closing against the Radicals who were affording the Tories an unnatural and hollow and discreditable support. This was tho last effort of the classes against the masses. It was a struggle between the plutocrats —lrish and English landlords—and the men who occupied land and asked a fair share of its fruits. It was a struggle between a system of government by the people and a system based upon coercion ot tbe people. The English Democrats would stand shoulder to shoulder with the Irish Democrats. Apart from the justice of tbe cause it was their interest to do so, because th y know that when the gov ernment finished wltn Ireland the turn of the English Democrats would come. He did not nar permanent Conservative suc cess. The flowing tide was with the Democrats, the ebbing with the Conser vatives. The bill would more than any thing else advauoe home rulo. NO EXCUSE FOB THE BILL. Henry Campbell-Bannerman said that the government bad proposed the Irish crimes bill in deference to its noisy sup porters and to a blatant Dretfi. Tboy hail presented no ea o tor tbe measure. He quoted the opinions of judges in (avor of the lull, but said tnal those judges bad received tho inlortnation upon which they based their opinions from t ho same source as had the government. [Cheers.] iledid not dispute the fact that the law might he advantageously improved so as to facilitate the obtaining of verdicts, and suggested tbe adoption of the Scotch sys tem, taking the verdict of tne majority ot the jury, lie admitted that intimidation existed in Ireland to a certain extent, but claimed that before dealing with that the government had to consider that It had its origin clearly in agrurian diffi culty. THE COMBINE. The extensive tenants combination came Into existence to meet tbe system of repression which the impoverished people had been unable to meet otherwise. It the proposed remodlul measures proved u success coeictoD wouid not he needed, and II they proved a failure coercion would be useless, because it would not allay tbe discontent that such a failure would engender. Tbe bill should be con demned on both these grounds. [Cheers.) Sir Riohard Webster, Attorney General, thought the loregoing speeob would have a had effect outside of Parliament, con sidering the fact that Sir Campbell-Ban nerman was formerly Cuief Secretary lor Ireland, lie denied that tbe bill had been brought In the interests of the Irish landlords Such a bill lorMich u purpose would ob aln no support from him. Tno government accrp od full responsibility for the uuusure waicli had been brought in the interests ot true liberty. [Laughter.J Mr. i’tunell moved to adjourn tho dc bate. After some further debate tbe House, without act mi.. adjourned- MEETING OF THE CONSERVATIVES. At a meeting of ihe Conservative party to-day it was decided that the House of Commons shall sit, until the Irish crim inal law amendment bill has passed ns second readings and that tbe only adjourn - ment to bo taken at the next sessiou shall be from Thursday next to tbe following Tin. sd ay. URGED TO READ TltKlt OUT. London, April 1, 5 a. m.—The Stand ard says that Mr. Gladstone is being urged to declare that Liberals voting lor the crimes bill oan have uo rurther con nection with the Liberal party. The I’arnellites are strongly opposed to tho new land bill. The Unionists will in sist that the bill be modified in several particulars. The committee of tlie Lib eral federation has made arrangements to hold a sories ol anti-coercion meetings all over tho country, to be addressed by Earl Spencer, John Morley and others. It is asserted that. Lord Salisbury men tioned these demonstrations as one of the urgent reasons tor pressing second read ing ot the crimes bill. IOWA’S INDIGNATION. * Dks Moines, la., March 31.—The fol lowing call, signed by tho Governor, Lieutenant Governor and other State offi cers, three ex-Chief Justices of the Su premo Court,, three District Judges, two members of Congress, all tbo leading Protestant clergy, attorneys and repre sentative business men ol this city and the Mayor and Common Council, has just beon circulated: YVhkkeas, England’* proposed resort, to arbitiarv and unprecedented coercive measure* in her treatment of Ireland mark* a crisis In the history of constitutional liberty; therefore no ask the intelligent people of lowa to unite in a Stale mauling to be held at lies Moines for an expression of opinion on tills invasion of persei al and political rights and this defiance of tbe humanitarian senti ment, of t he age. The meeting will be held next Monday evening in this city. PENNSYLVANIA’S SYMPATHY. Harrisburg. Pa., March 81.—in the House this morning the following was adopted: Wukreas, The British House of Commons has under consideration and is preparing lo put into effect a so-called coercion liifi, who-e provisions and intent are to stamp out con stitutional liberty in Ireland and to abolish freedom of the press, right of free speech and the suppression of trial by jury for political reasons only: therefore, //ttiihtd. That the House of Representa tives hereby enters its protest against tbe enforcement of such heartless coercion meas ures upon a people struggling uudera vailing yoke or feudal urlstocracy aud honorably seeking higher political autonomy .and that we extend to Messrs. Gladstone aud i'arno!l, and their supporters, as well as to bleeding and downtrodden Ireland, the sympathy ot the free and prosperous millions ot this com monwealth. BRITAIN’S DECADENCE. France, Portugal anti Germany ( rowding Her Out of Africa. London, March 31.—A letter has been received from Henry M. Stanley, dated Cape Town, March 9. He expresses be wilderment at constant evidences he sees of British yielding and shrinking in Africa before noise, bluster and mock heroics. “Iu the West and North,” he says, “Franco and Por tugal have strode with atidaoious haste to exclude British trade. At Zanzi bar 1 find that tbe British fleet bus given way to tbe German, aud that the German traders outnumber the British. There is an aggressiveness about the Germans that is ominous. Their manner is haughty and carries an air of you must. The natives look on in wonder, while the British affect Indifference. a ripe plum. “Zanzibar was like a ripe plum ready to drop into the pale of British belong ings as a reward of patient nourishing aud of upholding a feeble stute, aud at the first sign ot a German gunboat it is abandoned. It is no business of mine, but i confess to sentimenal regret tbat English statesmen sbuuid be so easily vanquished. I found Tippu Tib, the un crowned King of the region between Stanley falls aud Tanganyika lake, com manuing thousands of fighting Arabs, lie was equally ready to hijUt or to be employed. A DISCREET CHOICE. “1 chose tbe latter, not with a view of his helping mo to reach Etnid Bey, but to assist me to bring away Emin’s store of ivory, which is of tho value of £60,000. lu tbe presence oi tbe British Consul 1 contracted with Tippu Tib to supply me with 600 carriers. 1 also, after receiving consent from King Leopold by telegraph, appointed Tippu Tib Governor of Stanley falls at a regular salary. He guaran tees to defend the station against the Arabs, and to deieat aud captuie all per sons raiding for slaves, and to abstain from engaging In tbe slave traffic himself below the lulls. AN EUROPEAN AGENT. “An European officer will be appointed resident at Stanley falls to eusure adherence to the contraot and to stop Tippu Tib’s salary upon Hny breach of the engagement. So tar there has beon no bitch iu the expedition. Everybody has shown lhe utmost sympathy and our difficulties have been smoothed by pre vailing good feel ng. 1 have sent a letter to Emin Bey giving him the probable date of our arrival. Tippu Tib has ordered his people to concentrate at Stanley tails in readiness for marching.” RUSH! A'S CONSPIRATORS. Executions Postponed in Order to Gain Information. Berlin, Maroh 31.— Russian advices slate that the execution of persons actually concerned in the recent attempt upon the Czar’s life has been postponed iu tne hope of obtaining lurtlier disclosures from them regarding tbe plot. Tbe chief prisoners are confined in the Schleussel burg fortress, and tbe remainder in the St. Petersburg ‘citadel. Quantities ot explosives and numer ous compromising papers have been found In tbe house ot a sister of one of tbe prisoners. A General’s wife and a doctor’s wile, who were compro mised in the murder of tbe late Czar, are implicated In the present plot. Some ot the prisoners are students In female col leges. They had a quantity of money when arrested. Thev refused to give any information. Threads of the conspiracy were discovered at CuarkolT. Kteff, War saw, Moscow, Odessu aud Novo 'lcberk usk. KING CHRISTIAN’S ADVICES. Copenhagen, .March 31. —King Chris tian ha* been informed from St. Peters burg luai another unsuccessful attempt ha* been made on tbu Czar’s file. News ha* also been received of tbe discovery of a ooiiHpiraov in lhe Caucasus. One hundred officers of the Ttflts garrison nave been arrested tor complicity lu the plot. ; 1 he i ontnci <k>sk in Cowes. Queenstown. Maroh 31.— The Coronet proceeded to Cos wee at W;3O o’clock this muiuiug. (PRICF-SIOATEAK.) t 5 Ci Nf . A torv.l ALL AT SEA FOR A MAYOR CARTER HARRISON AGAIN III FUSES TO RUN. The Democracy .Split Into lunnmerhli’t, l uctlont—The Republicans Sure to r.,i If no i In ih* Field—Mr. llarrl.on WlUiiii to liioi on u Citizens’ Ticket. Chicago, March 31. —Carter Harrison to day agaiu accepted the DemocratLi nomination for Mayor. The party ietu 1 of division*, and there ts a faction as each street corner. Charlie Kern, Chairs man of the Cook County Club, and an followers are said to bo waiting for Mr. Harrison to take the nomination and thon knife him. The government building crowd in divided. The post office people are against Mr. Harrison because W. t . Goudv is, while the custom house people are supporting Air. Harrison because Hoi l>ost office crowd are against him. It re. mains to be seen whether all the lOe* ments can be harmonized in view of Mr, Harrison being tho only available can. didate. MEETING OK THE COMMITTEE. When tho Democratic Nomina'in 3 Committee bad iissumbledl this evening Mayor Harrison eutered the room alone* A sub-committee of live reported lhal notwithstanding an untiring search liievl had been unable to iind a suitable Demo* eiat in the city who would accept U<f party’s nomination for tae Mayoralty. They bad reached almost everybody ami could make no recommendations. Chair} man Wentworth said there was present a distinguished and trusted leader whoed banner thev had of ton followed to victory, and who would now be able to again command success if he would but con* sent. It there were no objection hi would puta motion to make Hr, Ilarn: o their nominee. HARRISON'S THIRD DECLINATION. The response was a unanimous and en, tbusiastic affirmative, but a hush to.I upou ibe committee as Mayor Harrißcii arose, and alter briefly reviewing bis ofli, eial record, the lack of encouragement htj hud received Irom persons high in tbd party and the opposition to him by the entire press of the city, declined outright and (or tho third time. Before resuming; his seat Mr. Harrison said the Republican, papers had been calling upon the Demos oratic party to put up a ticket if only id save the city from a socialistic Mayo* —their way of referring to Nelson, tbe( united labor candidate, if the K publlg cans wanted this then let them withdraw Roche and put on their ticket Carter} Harrison (cheers and astonishment), aoc| he would beat Nelson by 30,000. NO CAT’S PAW. It the Democratic party wanted to run a ticket to keep up the party ariministra* lieu, all rignt, but they should not run tu help the Republicans. Mr. Lowenthal made a speeoh warmly favoring a citizens’ movement. The Res publicans knew they would bo defeated ii they did not withdraw Uoohe. If they} could take the risk the Democracy could; He moved the appointment of an execiH tive committee ot five to confer with repg reseiitatlves of the citizens’ organization J should one develop. The motion was car} ried and the Democrats adjourned si:.< die. CINCINNATI’S HA BOH VOTE. The Party claiming Sufficient Strength to Elect, Its Ticket, Cincinnati. 0., March 31 d’uusu ) interest has been developed within tba past few days in the municipal election which takee place here next Monday. The Labor party has been active m ilk campaign work, holding meetings a> <I obtaining pledges trom voters to suppoitj the ticket. They now claim to have set cured 11,0U0 of such pledges, 'ibis plan was followed last tall m New York, and the labor vote there was double the number of the pledges. Reckoning upon the same increase here, the labod candidates now claim that they will poll 22,000 votes, which would enubie them to( elect their ticket. The toial vote of tbg city will not be tar from 60,000- To-day it is announced that in tbe Second, Tenth. Eleventh, Twelfth, Twenty-third anti Twenty-fourth wards the Democrats havd indorsed Ibe ward officers nominated by the labor party. These are all strongly Republican wards. A leading; Democratic local politician says tbe inf crease of tbe labor vote above the number' of pledges will not be realized, but tbaC on the contrary there will be lower votes! than pledges. It is cleur, however, thaf the labor vote will be far from insignifl. cant. Tbe workmen in some of the largef factories have arranged to take a holiday and give their time to work at tho polld on election day. A DEALER IN GREEN GOOD*, Virginia Pluck toils a Savvdusf Swindlers Game. Nkw York, March 31.—Two men wera seen engaged in a rough and tumble tight this afternoon in Grout Jones They were arrested and takeu to the Jef. lersou .Market police court. It turned out that t>e row began over an au tempt to work the sawdust swindle upun a gentleman named Jacob H. Clair, o| Pocahontas, Va. Mr. Clair admitted that he had received circulars ‘'describing' green goods.” and came on to in* vestrgate. lie arrived u couple of days ago and put up at No. 814 liroadway, where be met the other man, who gave bis name as Charles Gordon. Uy ap pointment the two met this morning lu s First avenue saloon, and SI,OOO worth oi green goods were counted out, for which Clair was to pay S3OO to the man who would return with him to his room. They were placed in a satchel, aul on the way the satchel was changed. Clair saw it, a&d a light ensued. Clair claims to belong to the Eureka detective agency of Vlr. ginla, and said he was sent on to Investi gate to protect farmers lu that section. Clair was discharged with a lecture, and Gordon was sent up for six months. Cook County’s ItoodHers. Cuicago. March 31.—This afternoog the special grand jury came into tut Criminal Court where Judge Autnonj was sitting and returned three hatches o| Indictments against persons implicated in the county frauds, there being a total of 23 presentments. Who the indictments are against is purelv amatter of speuula* tiou just now. the oapiaaes in none of lbs cases having yet been Issued. Portsmouth’s Water Works. Norfolk, Va., March 31.—The Ports mouth water works were sold aj audios to-day for $81,150. They were purchased by Charles E. Ward, of Jersey City, and anew company will he formed. A BISS' .it Jucksnu. Jackson, Mins., March 31.—Tin Graves building was burned last ulgbt, The loss is $'15,000. Dry'Us A A seller am I Goldman A Cos. are the chlet auflsrers.