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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVII. WHEAT. It takes a Tumble in Chicago. San Francisco, April 18.—The Na tional Opera Company arrived this after noon. The arrival was quite Bn event, the organization being the largest and most important in its character that ever visited tho Pacific coast. The company made its lirst appearance be fore a San Francisco audience at the Grand Opera House tonight. Tho audience was oue of the largest and most fashionable that ever attended grand opera representation here. Fau.it was the opera. Tho Mise en scene, to gether with the orchestral renderings, Were revelations to opera goers. Miis Jncb, who, as "Marguerite,'' had ouly been on the stage a few minutes nt the time of this writiu?. was received with every mark of sy'mputhy and encour agement. Judging from the house to night and the enthusiasm manifested, there is every reoson to believe that the people of this city will tvince their ap preciation of what, in its ensemble, promises to be tho finest operatio repre sentation 6Ver produced here. Emma Jueh, as "Marguerite," met with a cor dial receptiou, and at the end of the first act was called before tbe curtain several times. William Ludwig, who is one of the finest baritones ever heard here, was accepted as the best "Mo phis'o" ever heard on the operatic stage. Jeßsie Bartlett Davis made a de cided success gs "Siobel." Charles Bis sett, a young American tenor, lias a voice of beantifnl quality, and made tin excellent impression. Theodore Tnomas directed iv masterly style Altogether, it was incomparably the finest perform ance of grand opera ever given here. The Native sons. Nevada, Cal., April 18.—The tenth annual session of tLe Grand Parlors of the Native Sons of the Golden West convened at west Oddfellows' hall to day, Grand President C. W, D.cker, presiding. After appointment of a com mittee on credentials, a recess was taken till 1;30 p, m. One hundred and sixty, five delegates are present. Upon reconvening at 1:30 P. m., the Committee ou Credentials submitted a report which wa9 adopted. The report of the grand officer< was referred to the committee ou the state of the order. J. W. F. Diss, of Stanford Parlor No. 7(i, was appointed official reporter. Motions were introduced relative to holding the next Admission Day celebration, Santa Cruz and Napa City being named us de sirable points and the claims of each be ing strougly urged by delegates from those places and their frieuds. After much talk it was voted to have the cele bration at Napa City ou tho 9th of •'Sep tember. The Finance Committee recom mended fixing a per capita tax ot one dollar per year, and that a sinki' g fund be created for the purpose of ulti mately securing property for tho grand parlor. Tho committee reported the general financial standiug of the order in a flounshiug condition*. A resolution fixing the salary of the grand Secretary at $800 per year was made a special order for tomorrow morning. A rtscdu tion introduced at the last session of the grand parlor locating tho grand parlor permanently at San Francisco, was laid over till the next session of the grand parlor whichfrom all.tho indications will he a lively and interesting oue. Kacrs at San I'ranchco. San Fbancisco, April IS.—The en tries for to-morruW s laces aic: Mile and a sixteenth, for n purse of $350, all nges—Mielson 110, Rosalind 89, Argo 114, Elborado 117, Adeline 07, Grover Cleveland 117, Not Idlo 97. Five eights of a mile, for a purse of $HOO, two year-old fillies—Carmen, Re partee, Yhmyum, Cloe, Fusilade, Lass, Quida, Strpolette, Janet N., Snowdrop, Tricksy, Orinda, all 107 pounds. The Ocean Stakes for three-year-olds, one aud three eighthsVniles—R, Robson, Shasta, C. H. Todd, Modesta, Del Norte, Oro, Not Idle, all carry 118 pounds, except Del Norte, 123, with five. pound penalty selling. One mile, tor a purse of SBso—Certi orari 10."), Laura Gardner 108, I'atti 112, Tom Daly fi9, Kenny 84, Plauter 103, Niriena 102, Lenpyenr 97, Thad Hobson 118, Tom Atchison 118, Sir Thad 118. THIS STATE NOT AFFECTED. An Attempt to Make a Corner on Wheat in San Fran cisco. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. CHICAGO, April 18 —At 10 o'clock the wheat market bcgau to break under free offerings for May delivery. The start ing price for May was oue half lower, at eighty-four cents, with five sales at eighty - four and one • quarter cents. The market held steady steady uutil 10 o'clock, when free selling began and a sharp break to eighty-two and a half occurred. The offering i were very large all the way down. The mar ket is still very nervous. May is now being quoted at two and three-fourths. Wheat, after breaking off the second time to eighty-two and one-fourthforMay rallied and became steadier, closing ou the regular board as follows: (Josh, one and three-fourths; May, three and one-fourth; June, July, one and five eighths. Corn, weak; cash, thirty-seven and three-fourths; May, thirty-eight and eleven-sixteenths; June, four and one-sixteentb. AT SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, April 18—The effect of the break iv wheat at Chicago was but slightly felt here. News was re ceived before the opening of the regular morning session of the produce ex change, and a dispatch quoting. May at eighty two aud seven eights was questioned. Private dispatches how ever confirmed the quotation and as signed as the cause tne raisne in the South and West, although the break evoked considerable comment. No un easiness was shown by tbe bulls. Wm. Dresback who is credited with being a leader in the "Bull" movement was seen by an Associated Press representative aud stated that the Chicago market would not effect the local market as the condition of things here were evidently not understood in the East. A slight decline might come but none of any great extent, he was asked regarding Lis alleged manipulation of she market for bull interest and laughingly replied "whin's the use of my denying that (a co:ner is being created here. I am tired making these denials. Prices as, I have before stated, are based on facts n luting to the crop. Iv a week or ten days I will be able to give you more definite information. Until then I have nothing further to say." Ha then addtd: ' Some people claim there are two hundred thousand tens of wheat iv this State. I say there are not more than one hundred aud sixty thousand, and sixty or seventy thousand to be con sumed here, which will leave one hun dred thousand tons or less for export. You will had that this is correct when the time comes." When the call session opened the market was very quiet. Buyer '87 opened at $1.96 l , being o decline of J ou Saturday's close. Bayer season opened at $1 84J, a decline of } from Saturday. This morniug's session witnessed slight fluctuations from opening figures, but closed at the same price on which it opened for both options named. Liverpool, April 18.—Tbe close of wheat was steady; for winter, 7a Id; for epriog, 6i lid. The rcceir.ts of wheat for the past week from Atlantic ports, 41,000 quarters. Almost a Homicide. San FrANCUOO, April 18 —Among the passengers on the Central Pacific overland yesterday lnomiug, bound for this city, was Sol Frankel, a member of the Virginia City stock brokers' firm, which failed last November for over a million dollars. Another passenger on the train was John Quimi, who also lost heavily by Fraukel's failure. Some two or three hours before the train reached Oakland Quiun visited Krankel's ?ar and demanded a settlement. Upon Frankel declariug that he had no money, Quinn drew a revolver and was nbout to fire, when a gentleman sitting near sprang across tue car and wrenched the weapon from him. Frankel will probably swear out a warrant for Quinn's urrest. The Prewltt—Powers Cose. Hollister, April 18 —The case of John T. Prewitt, who slew Dr. A, W. Powers iv September, ISSo, came up agaiu in the Superior Court this morn ing. Since the last trial a new District Attorney has been elected, who in for mer trials was one of Prewitt's attorneys. He being disqualified to act as Prosecut ing Attorney, Judge Breen appointed G. B. Montgomery iv his stead. Judje Montgomery askeo a continuance of the case for one week, which was granted. It is supposed that Prewitt's accomplice in crime, A. J. Irwin, will bo tried im mediately. If a jury can be secured when hia case is deposed of Prewitt's will follow. THE CONTRACT. Why the xanta Fe Can't Knler s)an Francisco. San Francisco, April 18.—Mr. J. C. Stnbbs. the general traffic manager of the Southern Pacific Company, stated to-day, in regard to the report that the Atchison Company intended to secure connection with this city by means of a steam-boat line from Los Augeles, th at the contract hatween the SouthernPacifio company and the Atlantic & Pacific rail road made nearly three years ago, pro vided thot all business bound lor this city must pass over the Southern Pacitio lines. Mr. Stubbs also stated that the contract cannot be tormina*od by either company without three yearß' notice be ing given. LOOK OUT. The San Frnnclsco Bridge Coin puny Hrlnica Mult. San Jose, Cal., April 18.—C. M. Shortridge, editor of the Mercury, was arrested this afternoon on a ohargo of criminal libel, preferred by M. J. Mer tems Vice-President of tbe San Fran cisco' Bridge Company. He asserts that ho and others, representing the com pany, were libeled in an article in the Mtrcv.ru published April fourteenth, which dealt with the character and repu lotion of the company. Mr. Shortridge was allowed to go on hiß own reoogui zance. The preliminary examination takes place April 20th. NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY. It Meets wltli Oraiid Success ut Nan l-'runclaco. Iron Moulders Go on a Strike. INDIAN REBELLION FEAKKD. Petitions Being; Sent in for Sid ney Lace/ as Our Post master. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Cincinnati, April 18 About 900 stove-moulders wero ordered out to-day, because the patterns of Bridge, Beach & Co., of St. Louis, were ordered. The work on these patterns is insignificant, one foundry being asked to make four stove doors in a day, hut the principle is the same. The matter was referred to tbe President of the National Union of Stove Moulders and he ordered the men out, so there is the anomaly of men striking when they havo no complaint, and when the employers have none. Louisville, April 18. —500 moulders quit work in this city this morning when the patterns from St. Louis wore given out. Pittsiutrc, April 18.—The stove moulders' strike, which started in St. Louis, has reached this district, and all the moulders in Pittsburg aud the sur rounding towns arc idle The bjyeotted pattern* of tbo St. Louis firm were re ceived in this city last Saturday. They were distributed among different firms and the moulders were instructed to commence work on them to day. This morning Ihe moulders refused to work on the ob jectionable patterns, ami, as a result, all the stove foundries in (he two cities are-shut down. The strike now extends throughout the third district, the eastern boundary being Pittsburg, and includes Cleveland, Cincinnati, De troit, Haver Falls, Rochester, Penna., and Newcastle. Li this city work has been suspended in fifteen foundries, and over 700 men are idle. Along and bit ter struggle is predicted. An liidiiin Rebellion I'earcd. Milwaukee, April 18, —A special to the Evening Witt&ntln, says: Company E, Eleventh lafantry stationed at Fort Culty, received orders yesterday to pro ceed at once to the Winnebago and Crow reservations and drive tbe settlers from these lands. A company under the command of Capt Myers left yesterday evening, an i camped at Canning last night. The orders are reported to be strict, calling fur the destruction of property, if necessary. The greatest excitement exists, mid it would not be surprising to see v niinature Reil rebel lion inaugurated on these lauds. This territory was thrown opeu by Arthur Administration in February, 1884, and thousands of honest settlers from all parts of the United States rushed in and took possession of claims. Cleveland's revocation of Arthur's proclamation has brought on the present crisis. Strike on Ihe tial veston, Houston and San Antonio. Ei. Paso, Tex., April IS.—The brake men, switchmen, and employe] of the Galveston, Houston and Sau Antonio Railroad nil went out on a strike to-day, which extended all the way to Del Rio. The strike is ou account of an order of the Railroad Company holding back the salaries of men, who, through careless ness, or disobedience, i: diet damage upon the company's property. As the road is already blocked with freight, and men are not to be had in sufficient numbers to handle it, the order was rescinded, aud the men went back to work. Blown Up. New York, April 18.—The steamer Benefactor, from Wilmington, which arrived to-day, reports on April 16, off Cape Hatteras, the picking up of a yawl boat containing Captain Henderson and four;meD,lbeiDg part of the crew of the schooner George S. Marks, from Balti more for Charleston, sho having been from sorno unknown cause blown up and took fire at 3 o'clock that morning, killing the first mate, Mr. Bute, and one seaman, Those rescued lost everything except what they had on. One of the men was badly burned about the face aud hands. tiencral Hngcr Heard From. THE INTERSTATE. 1 I ■ nil Buyers arc Afraid of Pre- j vailing Rates. San Francisco, April 18.—Tbe liul- \ letin's New York special, says: The i agents of the California fruit growers 1 are at present eudeavoriug to obtain orders for canned fruits that will bo picked during tile coming month. Buy , era are solicited to purchase upon a free | on board basis, but all ore reluctant to , consider this protosition, being uncei tiin as to what the lay down cost is to he when freight rates are added. ' Few orders have been taken and these have been narrowed down to small ' quantities, tufficient only to make a 1 show in stock when the goods are avail able. The interest in future sales has in a great measure subsided. The pur chasers, f. o. b., on the Pacific coast are at a loss to know what the cost laid down will be, though they appear to feel confident that the rate cannot in justice be sustained. Napa News. Napa, April 18.—A photograph of the man lately arrested at Yreka w.n» re ceived by the sheriff' to-day. Several parties who know Pete say that it is an exact picture of him. Other parties who knew him say it is not a photo graph of him. Herman Lyons, who is in Colusa county, has been requested to go to Yreka to identify the man. The Congressional Committee of In spection, of the California and Oregon road, spent the day visiting in the vicin ity of Napa. J. W, Roberts, who was lately shot by Thomas Turner, near Calistogo, will likely recover. The ball entering the front of the body passed around near the ribs and lodged iv his back. The New Private Secretary. Sacramento, April 18 — Mr. John Marklcy, of Sonoma, entered to day UDOn the discharge of bis duties as pri vate secretary to Governor Bartlett. Columbus Bartlett, w\ao has filled tho posiiion since the inauguration of the new administration, departed for San Francisco this afternoon, and wilt re sume the practice of law. The New Railroad. Riverside, April IS.—Eight carloads of steel rails arrived in Riverside to-day, i for use in toe track laying an the River side, Santa Ana aud Los Angeles rail i road, and active work will commence b low Arliugton in a few days. St. Pai l, April 18.— General linger, commanding the Department of Dakota, this evening informed the Pione r Press concerning the movement of troops from Fort Sully to the Winnebago and Crow Creek agencies, that an agent had asked for the military under the old orders i f a year ago, and the officer commanding had sent one company. He prouonnced tho report that settlers would be shot if they did not leave as being pure bosh. The troops left a week ago and he has heard nolhicg from them since. Heath of a Well Known No a I runt -Ist o Merchant. San Francisco, April 18.—James C. Patrick, a prominent and well-known merchant of this city, died suddenly this morning. He was for many years presi dent of the Merchants Exchange and was recently its yecretary. He was a member of the old hard* are firm of Richard Patrick & Co., which however, dissolved and ceased to exist several years ago. Of late he has not been en gaged in active business. The President withholds His ft. clslon. Washington, April 18. —The Los An geles postofhee case ia held up by the President for (he present. Tho Post master-General nr. 1 Senator Hearst have petioned that Sit c y Laoey he appoint ed, and letters an I telegrams havo been showered upon Pi undent Cleveland in Lacey's behalf. Justice Field is taking no special interest in tho matter. Sentenced for falsely Register ing Votes. St. Lot-is, April 18,— J. C. Eagan, Deputy Recorder of votei, convicted of committing election frauds by falsely registering tho names of voters last No vember, was sentenced in the United States Court to-day to serve two years in the puiiteutipry. The Suffering East. Chicago, April 18.—Telegraphic com munication between New York and the i west was almost entirely cut off to-day by reason of severe storms in the east, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1887-TEX PAGES. EASTERN. Ho t'eara We Uon't Want His Vote Washington, April 18.—This waa the day seleoted by the colored citizens of Washington for tbe celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. W. B. Chaee submitted a resolution from a committee, and on which no action was asked, declaring that all classes of citi zens could be protected except the ne grota. Sympathy could be expressed fir Ireland, but unarmed Degroeß could be shot in tbe South with impunity. Tbe resolutions referred to the Sherman ide* and urged that that the negro race should not divide its vote to its own detriment." While we recognize in Mr. Cleveland certain Republicnii principles, and that he is a sreming just man, he has not gone far enough to assure to the negro that negro Democrats, if there are any, shall succeed negro Republi cans, nor has the party whioh he reprc sents,assured us that he wants the negro vote. WAHNINU TO EDITORS. Spend \ our Money Refore You file. Chicago, April 18. —Another step for warel in the settlement of the long pend ing litigation over the estate of the late William F. Storey, waa taken to-day. Judge Knickorson In the Probate Court admitted the will of 1879 to record. By tbe terms of this will, the widow, Mrs. Eureka C. Storey is granted Ihe bulk of the property, including the Times newspaper, but is debarred from again i-.iarryiug. An appeal was allowed to tbe Circuit Conrt ou behalf of Anson L. Storey, brother of the dead editor. The general impression is that tbe will probated to-day is to be taken from court to court, aa was the will of 18SI, and that fully a year must elapse before a final decision is reached, if it is then. Special Kates Eor Missionaries. Washington, April 18.—In reply to Bishop Knickerbocker, of Indianapolis, who inquired as to the right of railroads to transport missionaries at special rates, the Interstate Commission writes that it has no power in the premises. "There lsno doubt," Judge Cocley says, "of '.ho right of railroads to grant special privileges to religious teachers und de ciding in good faith what tliey will do, they can scarcely be said to incur a risk of penalties. The penalties are for wil ful violations of the law and not lor errors of judgment." K-plies of a simi lar purport have been made to inquiiies with respect to transporting persons as acta' of charity. FirrsßDßii, April 18,—Tbe first of the railroud robbery tases called this morn ing was that of J. L. Armstrong, an ex conductor. Tho prosecution produced a valise which Armstrong bad leit in a barber shop and which was fouud to contain a quantity of the stolen prop erty, Tho prisouer was held to await the action of the grand jury. A large number of prisoners waived examination and being remanded nsked for a continu ance until Wednesday. St. Lot7M| April 18.—There waa a copious rainfall here all clay yesterday, aud most of last night, and this forenoon there was a (brisk snow storm. Dis patches from numerous places state that raiu has generally fallen iv Missouri, Kansas, lowa, Indian Territory, Central and Southern Illinois and a large part of Texas. Sufficient water has tallon to not only enable farmers to plow in the drouth-stricken regions but to abundant ly nourish all growing crops aud vegeta tion. New York, April 18.—The Northern Pacific Railroad has consummate 1 the sale of 200,000 acres of timber land in tbe eastern part of Minnesota, north west of Duluth. Tub exact sections have not been located yet, but the buyers will probably notify tbe company of their selection this week. The names of the buyers were not given and the price paid is conditional on the amount of timber. New York, April 18.—At seven o'clock this morning it began snowing hard, and at nine, about one and one hulf inches of snow bad fallen. It then turned into a sleet storm and at 10 o'clock tho snow is covered with a crust of ice. Reports from the interior of the State show that the storm is general. Horrible Crime or a stepfather. Socokko, N. M., April IS.—Mr. K. D. Brown, of Butfilo, Now York, a wealthy and prominent mining man of tliia coun ty, was jailed to-day, accused of killing his thirteen-year-old stepson by cruelty and poisonous drugs. Tho feeling against tho prisoner is very bitter. NIW YOEK, April IS.—About tifty dealers iv oleinargarine appeared by at torney iv tbe Court of General Sessions to-day aud plead guilty to violatiug tbe law and w*re lined from Sol) to §100 each. Washington, April 18.—Commission er Coleman ha'j appointed T. T. D. An drews, of Texas, special agent of the Bureau of Animal Industry, to look for infectious diseases. Ho takes the place of Agent Cunningham, recently deceased. Promotion ot 101. Wesley Mer rill. Washington, April 18—The Preat to day appointed Col. Wesley Merritt as Brigadier General, vice Brigadior Gener al Orlando B. Wilcox, retired. Arrived. New Yoke, April IS.—The steamer Tnlla, from Bremen, arrived to-day. Marysvillb, April 18.-A meeting has been held here by pron.inent cit izens to take steps towaids form ing au organization for the pur pose of advertising the resources of the county, and giving information to parties coming here in searoh of invest ments. Committees were appointed for this and Sutter counties to formulate a plan most suitable for carrying out the project. «leasing Operations. San Francisco, April 18.—The flour ing mills in tbe State are largely cur tailing or entirely ceasing operations. The reason is that the rite in wheat will not permit them to mill with profit. THE NEGRO. Discussion on the Parnell Egan Denies It Most Positively— London Excited Over the Alleged Epistle. Associated Press Dlsuatrhe.; to the Hkrald* London, April 18.—In tho House of Commons this afternoon, Sexton, in speaking on the suspension of Healy, said that if Major Sanderson would withdraw his offensive charges, to which Heuly's language was in reply, that Healy would withdraw the expressions deemed offensive by the House. He then moved that Healy be heard at tbe bar of the House. Tbe Speaker declared it could not be done. Sexton then asked Major Sanderson to withdraw his asser tions. Sanderson remaining silent Glad stone put to him a direct question whether he was prepared to render tie house any assistance by the withdrawal of his offensive expressions. (Conserva tives cries of no; no; don't do it;) Sander sou said he never allnded to Healy di rectly or indireotly, because he felt in regards to Healy that he was unable to substantiate tbo charges so as to bring convictiou to the minds of the members of the House (Cries, Hear! Hear!) The mstter was then dropped. Subsequently Sexton, resuming tbe debate on the Irish Ciimes Act Amendment, Bill, said S.inderson charged him with dirtct complicity in the crime. If the accusation were well founded why did the Irish approve of his present appoiutimntas high Sheriff to Dublin. Referring to the bill nnderconsideration, Sexton said, the measure was tbe gross est kind of an attempt at violation of the moral law; ll.nt the bill aimed to sweep away at one fell swoop all the cherished rights of I he people. Harrington proceeded in depreciation of a prolonged discussion of tbe bill. The liberals who opposed coercion ex rnied themselves on the ground now that thu bome-rulera must oppose coerc ion. But with no reason for a country which unmistakably pronounced against home-rule at the last election; It was enough for parliament to be convinced the law did not prevail in Ireland, that tbe league law superceded ordinary laws, audit is certain that the g vtrnment would succeed iv restoring the authority of tbe law. It is impossible that the government of a great country bhould bu permanently paralyzed by the machinations of secret societies (cheers). Gladstone, upon rising, was londly cheered. He said if the bill passed, that polit cal subscriptions from America, which some of the speak ers condemned, would, likely, increase— not the Irish tubscriplious alone, but those humane contributions which were rellectiug such a splendid light upon America He and his supporters bad been chargtd with ii consistency for proposing coercion in former time and opposing it now. He might admit feel ing shame over the failure of coercion, but he did uot refuse the lessocß iv experieuce (cheers). He believed, and so, seemingly, did Conservatives of 18S5, that tboHgh coerciou in 1882 re duced the amount of crime, it made the Irish people more detenu tied than ever to combine. Finding no permanent re sult from that course, tbe Liberals look ed to somo other. Tbe mandate given at tbe last election was to govern Ireland withoat coeroion. When the Liberals passed the Coercion bill they passed re medial propoeals for reality, or impos ture. [Cheers.] He would withdraw that expression and say, illusion. [Laughter, j Did the government intend to stand or fall by their relief bill? Be fore they went to division he hoped aud expected they would give a clear, un mistakable, and unequivocal answer to that question. Gladstone complained that the government had withheld from Parliament information regarding the state of crime iv Ireland, of which there had been no snm.ient increase to justify tbe hill. The only increase v. us in tbe menacing letter?. Were they outrages? (a voice, "yes.") Then he had been subject to hundreds of outrages (laugh ter), but they were always perpetrated by what was known as "the loyal law abiding party of Ireland" (Paruellite cheer.=). They proceeded from the most pious persous in the Kingdom, mostly at the time of the disestablishment of the Irish church (laughter). Pro ceeding on to deal with the bill, Gladstone contended that the clauses embodying White Bay Acts ought to bs set out in full, since the bill was to sup press any combination to secure the re duction of rents. He repelled and re pudiated the allegation that this was the Crimes bill. It was not intended to suppress existent crimes known to law, but was a bill to make things crimes that never were crimes. Conspiracy was al ready a punishable crime, therefore the introduction of the conspiracy clause in the present bill might fairly be called nonsense. A tenant refusing to pay rent had tho prospect held out to him of obtaining a reduction. In conclusion speaking from experi ence he should say tbat what failed in the past fifty years in Ireland was* not Coercion but remedial legislation, and much as he desired equal treatment for Kngland and Ireland he felt it useless to attempt to build up a system of equality on the shifting sands of Irish lawlessness (cheers.) Parnell followed and said that Hal bur with characteristic unfairness re fused to hear him at a time when his words would have reaohed to the outside world in ten minutes. He craved to refer to the vile, barefaced forgery (cheers from Irish members) printed in tbe Time!, obviously for no other pur pose than to influence a division. He thought that he was entitled to have an opportunity to express this deliberate attempt to blacken his char acter in time to reach the outside world. There was no chance cow. In addition to passing this coercion act the dice had been loaded. The great organs of pub lic opinion were to be permitted to pay miserable creatures to produce articles against him. Hallway Uobbory eaten. Had For spring" Wheal. Male of Timber Lands. Snow storm In tlio l un. Hogu* Huttcr Oealcm. A Cowboy Appointed. Mari'Bville New*. A meeting of Conservative*. London, April 18.—A Five Live whip published to day urges Conservatives to attend a meeting on the Commons to night, so as to be on hand to vote for the second reading of the Irish Crimes act amendment bill. Tbe members be gan to drop into the House at an unusu ally early hour tjfeday in order to secure seats, the belief Being that another scene similar to that of Friday night would oc cur during the evening a session. THE ALLEGED PARNELL LET TER. FOREIGN. Ureal Excitement Prevailing In London. London, April 18.—The alleged let ter of Parnell, supposed to have been bst, addressed to Egau, relative to the Pceeoix Park murders, which the Times published this morning, has caused immense excitement among all parties. In an interview to-day with Clancey, Parnellite member for Dublin county, he branched the letter aa an .infamous con coction, and declared that it beara the iuitial evidence of forgery. He said also i hat suspicion waa already directed against a certain peraon aa the forger. Au liiah member of Parliament departed for Dublin this morning to compare the handwriting in the letter attributed to Parnell with that of tbe person sus pects 1. * The Globe, commenting on the letter says: "Until the horrible accusation tha, Parnell wrote the letter ia proved, we shall disown it." The Pall Mall Gazette says: "Until the author of the letter shall be absolutely proved, there shall be need to dismiss its contenia. The St. James Gazette says: "The letter is so grave a document that it ia t well la re, gard it aa genuine until Parnell shall be heard from concerning it." The Parnellites all declare the letter an infamous nnd deliberate invention to publicly slander the leader of the Home Role party. They contend that Parnell would be the last man in the world to write a letter containing such damaging admissions, and therefore that all reason in the case proves the letter a forgery on it a face. Tbey point for proof t,o the contents of tbe documents, specially ta furnish warning to the person to whom the letter purported to be written, no) to disclose bis addreaa, while the fact that the signature is wanting, and only a part of the letter ia in legible writing, ia by itself the Home Rulers' argument as proof that the whole thing is a fraud. According to tbem, while it would be difficult to obtain enough specimens of Parnell's writing to enable the forger to imitate to the extent necessary the whole letter, it is not difficult to obtain the signature of Parnell. The Associated Piess ia authorized to state that Parnell will deny that he wrote the letter. Par nell will make the denial in the House of Commons, and the editors of the Times will he summoned to the bar of the House of Commons to explain the authorship of the letter. EGAN DENIES IT. Lincoln, Neb., April 18.—Iu relation to the letter which appeared in the Lon don Times of Saturday, purportine to have been addressed by Parnell to Pat rick Egan in 1882, and apologizing for having denounced the Pbcenix Park murderers, Mr.Egan has to-day addrrsaed the following cable message to Hon. Henry Labouchere, a prominent member ot the Gladstone party in the House of Commons: "Sannderaon'a statements in reference to me are unmitigated, willful slanders. Paruell never wrote me such a letter as that appearing in the London Times. The whole thing is a base fabri cation." A Steamer Wrecked. London, April 18. —Later diepatohes confirm the report that a steamer has been wrecked off Bonifacio, Corsica. Tbe Dame of the vessel is Lama. Help has been sent to the wreck bnt the sea is rough and it will be difficult lo get near her for some lime. The steamer ashore off Boniface is the Tasmania, not the Tanica, as at first reported. The Tasmania belongs to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Naviga tion Company, an I is 4608 tons. She was bound from Bombay to Marseilles and stranded on the Monarski rocks, south of Corsica. All tbe women anil children among the passengers have been landed. She carried IS6 passen gers, of whom seventy-four were landed. Two French steamers are assisting in the work of rescue. Assistance has been sent from Ajireio and Marseilles. The telegraph cable repairing steamer W lta foundered off the island of My e.euus, in the Grecian Archipelago. A portion of the crew were drowned. Letter. DID HE WRITE IT? The British Oral a Trade. Loxijon, April 18.—The Mark Lane Express, in its review of the Ilritish grain trade during the past week says: 1 Deliveries of native wheat are restricted, j The remainder of the crop ou hand is < now supposed to be small; values are ' hardening. The sales of English wheat • during the week were 36,937 quarters at 32s BJ, against 4954 quarters at 30i 10J during the corresponding period of last year. Foreign wheat is firmer although Ifcqniry is inactive. In the Liverpool j market prices are Id higher; quotations . of wheat cargo and on passage are nomi nal. To-day wheat is quiet hut steady; 1 prices rather against buyers. Flour, < steady. Corn, firm; oats, 3i and 6d : dearer. Beans and peas 0J and Is lower. The Crimes Bill. London, April 18.—Sir Bernard Sam nelson's amendment to the Crimes bill to the effect that the bill, if passed, would increase the disorder in Ireland, and en danger the Union Empire, and, there fore, should be rejected, was defeated in the House to night by 370 to 269. and a second reading of the Crimes bill wsb agreed to without any division. fast Time. Sacramento, April 18.—The fastest time ever made on the railroad between Sacramento aud San Francisco, was made this morning by locomotives Nos. 96 and 154, drawing the second section, composed of nineteen cars and contain ing the baggage of the National Opera Company, between Davisville and Sni I sun, twenty-seven miles were made in twenty-seven minutes, Messrs, Billings and Clark were the engineers. New Hlrds Coming. San Francisco, April 18.—A pair of emus from Austialia arrived by the steamship Mariposa Saturday, consigned to Dr. Sketchly, of Los Angeles, the owner of the ostrich farm near that place. It is his intention to test ihe effect of breeding the birds with the ostrich. Teachers' Institute. Riverside, April 18.—The Joint Teaohers' Institute for San Bernardino and San Diego connties is io session here this week, and there are nearly 150 teachers present. The Stale Snperin dent. Ira G. Hoitt,la here and addressed the Institnto this evening. Marriage Licenses. I The following persons were yesterday 1 licensed to wed: C. 8. Walker to 8. M. [Gurigus; Ah Sic to Yonat Co». NO. 14. THE INTERSTATE. Questions Being Asked of the Commission. VERX AMBIGUOUS ANSWERS The Commission Will Not Act Without Formal Complaints Being Made. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Washington, April 18.—The Inter state Commerce Commission to-day ren dered a decision which is considered the most important action yet taken by tbe commission. The decision is rendered on two petitions, tbat of the Order of Railway Conductors and of the Trader* and Travellers Union, which are of the kind that render tbe decision especially interesting, on account of their beiog representatives of a very large number of applications made to tbe commission. The latter petition deals with tbe man ner in whioh the former system of allow ing additional free baggage has been interfered with by the Interstate bill. The petition of the railway conductors asks for information as to the proper interpretation of the law as apply ing to the issuing of passes to railway employes and their families, and to those who make railway service their business while temporarily oat of employment, and in search of situations, and if trans portation at reduced rates is provided for the representatives of any ooe asso ciation must the same be extended all others, which are composed exclusively of railway employes. In reply the Com mission says: "Acareful reading of the act to regulate tbe commerce und r which che commission was organized will f bow the petitioners and others who have made similar application, that no jurisdiction has been given us to answer questions like these under cousideration. If the railway company should ie-ue passes to a conductor and his family to attend the appro tcbing convcutiou, or should trau-port 300 pounds of baggage free for a commercial traveler under the registry and in demnity system, aud some person feel ing aggrieved shonld make complaint of unjust d scrimination, it would iheu ba prop'T for tbe Commission to entertain the question of whether a condnctor was, or was not committing a violation of the law. and if so, whether he was or was not within the exceptions, as stated within Section 22. Complaints may also ba presented if charges made by the Carriers are not considered reasonable and just." Refer ring to the complaint that fines for tbe violation of the law, whether intentional or not, are exorbitant, the Commission says : "Good faith exhibited in an hon est effort to carry out the requirements of the law will involve officials in no danger of damage or fines." Tne express companies having raised the question as to whether they were sub ject to the operations of the law, tbe Commission made a ruling that it would bold in the affirmative, but would give a hearing to any company wishing to contest tbe points. The Canadian Ex press Company, in response to whose inquiry this ruling was made, has not notified the Commission tbat it is carry ing out the provisions of the Interstate Commerce law, and forwards a copy of its general tariff from olli.es in tbe United States. The Nordholt Estate. Judge Hutton yesterday decided the case of Gregonia Reyes de Nordholt vs. W. T. Nordholt, Minnie Pauline Nord holt White, Mary Antonio Nordholt Ponyforicat, John 11. Nordholt, John T. Ponyforioat, and John T. White, in favor of the plaintiff. The suit waa brought to recover possession of tho property on the corner of First and Main streets, valuel at $750,000 and routing at $750 per month, which plain tiff claimed was deeded fraudulently to defendants. Judge Ilntton ordered de fendants under a stipulation to pay to plaintiff $300 per month from the rente during her lifetime and also to pay $500 counsel fees; defendants to pay all debts against tbe estate of tbe late Will iam H. Nordholt. Simpson Acquitted. The cases of the people against G. B. Simpson, charged with obtaining money by false pretences result id yesterday iv an acquittal of the defendant. These cases were interesting from the fact tbat it was alleged that somo $1700 was ob tained from a man named Sherman by means of an imitation gold brick. The story of how the victim was induced to visit the river and interview a masked man named Monte Fete, who carried the brick about with him in a gunny sack, is still fresh in the memory of the public and the trial before Judge Cheney brought out no new facts. The jury were convinced that the right man bad not been caught, and found oimpson not guilty. Thus ends tho "gold brick" sensation. A Very Fisby Story. Tbe telegraphic columns of the Her ald last Friday contained a story of tba casting up on the seashore at San Onifre creek, about fifteen miles below Santa Ana, of a vast quantity of seaweed, dead whales, sharks, turtles and other mon sters of the deep. From a man who has just come from the reputed eueno of this submarine disturbance it is learned that the whole story was started by a gang of railroad surveyors camped near there, who, out of pure fnn, magnified the cast ing up of a shark und a turtle into tha tremendous yarn so readily swallowed by an easily gulled reporter. There had been a strong Boulh wind the night be fore and this had driven upon shore an unusual amouut of kelp, in which tbe marine denizens were entangled. Some months ago, through the enter prise of the Tribune, the drowsy and close fisted Oaklnuders were sufficiently aroused to realize the faot tbat while other towns were going ahead, Oakland remained almost statiunary, and there fore to consent to be "boomer*." The boom came and now scarcely an echo re verberates through the Alameda oonnty hills. Oakland has again relapted into its wonted "Sleepy Hollow"-like state, and in a semi-comatose condition waits like Mieawbtr "for something to turn np."—[Wasp.