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It takes a Tumble in
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.
An Attempt to Make a Corner
on Wheat in San Fran
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
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
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
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.
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.
It Meets wltli Oraiid Success ut
Nan l-'runclaco.
Iron Moulders Go on a
Petitions Being; Sent in for Sid
ney Lace/ as Our Post
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
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
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.
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,
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
Spend \ our Money Refore You
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
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
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
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
Washington, April 18—The Preat to
day appointed Col. Wesley Merritt as
Brigadier General, vice Brigadior Gener
al Orlando B. Wilcox, retired.
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
«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.
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.
Ureal Excitement Prevailing In
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Questions Being Asked of
the Commission.
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"
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

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