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J Established 1860. Incorporated 1888, i. | J. H. ESTILL, President. J PARTISANSHIP AND PAP. WHITELAW REID’S CONFIRMA TION TO BE FOUGHT. Murat Halstead Will Also Have a Hard Road to Hoe if He is Nominated Buck Gets the First Plum in the Georgia Distribution—Col. Gunby’s Candidacy. Washington, March 21. —Whitelaw Reid’s nomination is still hanging uncon firmed in the Senate. It was reported favorably by the committee on foreign re lations yesterday. Instead of being con firmed right away, it was sent to the calen dar by an objection from Mr. Plumb of Kansas, which carried it to the calendar under the rule. There was no speech making about it. Several senators on the republican side and most of the senators on the democratic side are opposed to its confirmation because of attacks which the Tribune has made on them, and said so in formally, but there was no debate. To-day when the nomination of Mr. Reid was reached on the calendar an objection to its consideration, which carried it over until the next executive session, came from Mr. Vest of Missouri. There was no debate over it. The democrats made a mi-take in showing their hands so plainly. If they had kept still and let the republican opponents of Reid do the talk ing and then voted with them agai st bri confirmation they would have beaten him. But tlieir ope i opposition has so solidified the republicans that they will probably succeed in confirming him. This is tho first nomination over which there has been a controversv. But Murat Halstead’s, if it comes in, will probably be hotly contested. FIRST BI.OOD FOR BUCK. The nomination of Carlos U. Wilson to be postmaster at Milledgeville, Ga., is indic ative of the way Georgia appointments generally will go. Wilson was recom mended by Col. Buck. Col. Buck also ex pected the nomination to-day of R. F. Mil ner to be postmaster at Newuan, Ga. It is expected to-morrow. GUNBY FOR DISTRICT JUDGE. Hamilton Disston is here not only to look after the Philadelphia offices, but to tee that his friend, E. R. Gunby of Orlando, Ela., is appointed district judge for Florida. Senator Higgins of Delaware also backs Gunby. Judge Archibald, John Wurts and E. M. Cheney are Mr. Gunsby’s principal rivals in this contest. The Attorney Ge - eral told Mr. Disston to-day that the ap pointment would soon be made. Mr. Diss loa thinks Col. Gunby will get it. THE PUBLIC PRINTER. President Harrison astonished the eastern and southern eekers for the public rriuter staip by telling Secretary Tracy, Nathan Newman of the Brooklyn Typographical Union and the ctner friends of Lewis Payne, one of the New York candidates for the place, to-day, that he preposed to give this place to a westei n man. August Donath of Pennsylvania and ex-lieprese.ita tive Nichols of North Carolina, hitherto considered the leading candidates, are both shut out by this decision, and the contest is narrowed to the dozen ca didates from the wist, with Capt. Meredith of Chicago in the lead. In the interview to-day, Mr. New man said he hoped that the appointee would be a good man. and to this the President responded with an assurance that ha would be a good, honest, and competent man. The office was next in importance to a cabi net position, and only a fit man would be appointed to ruu it. NOMINATIONS OF THE DAY. None of Them 6f Particular Interest to the South. Washington, March 21.—Among the nominations sent to the Senate to-day by the President were the following: Stephen A. Philley, to be postmaster at l'roy, Ala. Miles C. Moorf. of Walla Walla, W. TANARUS., to be governor o Washington territory. Oliver C. White of Dayton, W. TANARUS., to lie secretary of Washington territory Henry N. Bi.akk of Montana Territory to be chief justice of the supreme court of Montana. About thirty postmasters were also nomi nated, all being in the northern and western states, except one, that of Philley of Troy, Ala. confirmations of the day. In executive session this afternoon the Senate confirmed a number of territorial and postal nominations. They included all that had been reported up to that time from tne committees. The list is, however, with held, the Senate having failed to suspend the operation of the rule which keeps nfirmations secret, aud delays notification to the President until two additional execu tive sessions shall have supervened, without entry of a motion to reconsider. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. i No Delegations Call, but Plenty of In dividuals. '1 ashington, March 21. —There were ao delegations at the white house 1 lay. This is somewhut unusual, not having been the case except '’ n Sundays since March 4. there were plenty of callers, however. Tho "ly difference was that they come ali ne, "ib: very few exceptions. While stormy lather had the effect of diminishing the umber of callers upon the President, the ' a| i which arrived at the white home u W i n ” s 'K n °f decreasing. Since 81 oh 4 the President’s mail has bean very averaging from 000 to 700 letters, Gon some days running as Ugh as 1,000. r!!i i-T '-’leveland’s lett* rs rarely ex ‘ ''l 10) a day. Many of tho cotnmuni / !' ns ‘ B,lt to President Harrison are in .r?,' fi , 01 her persons, several of whom <> utterly unknown to him, the corros t'* taunts probably thinking that letters ii:,rr'’ < i t " the care of the President will “Dubtedly reach their destination. extra hours for clerks. Tll<J Order Issued in Order to Catch Up with the Back Work. r " ashington, March 21. Postmaster general V\ anamaker to-day issued an order , lw ,in K R l* clerks in the office of the First Postmaster General, and such as re fl u * r ®d from other bureaus of the artn |nt, until otherwise directed, to I e iteaii ° r S* 8; ' i0 o’clock in the morning, in to J ° vdock. as heretofore, aud to Hi,, I ,* 1 at their do ks until 6 o’clock at t’n ’ f Ds, ead of 4 o’clock. This increase of tbv , H ma< *° for the purpose of facilitating t „, I ‘G Jat ch of applications and the prepara f,.,.' 1 Papers for action in the office of the clerU | sistuttt Postmaster General. The ,t„r the dead letter office are also re un'ii g° work from 8:! W 'mill 6 o’clock tivi.iA 10 , Wol ’* C now iu arrears in that i_s brought up. Probable Succoasor. F n f^ HIN ? TON - March 21.—While no ap- Htu, ,U *J ,K -en made, it is practically U m Ilat ' Fred C. Brackett or YVashicg- succeed E. W. Youmans as chief * or the treasury.. The Morning News. SESSION OF THE SENATE. Final Adjournment Will be Reached Next Week. Washington, March 21.—The Senate met at 1 o’clock this afternoon. Imme diately after the reading of the journal of yesterday Mr. Pruden, one of the Presi dent’s private secretaries, appeared at the bar, and delivered “sundry messages in writing from the President of the United States,” whereupon, on motion of Mr. Ingalls, the Senate proceeded to considera tion of executive business with closed doors. The Senate, after a brief executive ses sion without opening the doors, took a recess until 2 o’clock, at which time, there being no further nominations, an adjourn ment was had until 1 o’clock tc-morrow. TO ADJOURN NEXT WEEK. In the executive session of the Benate this afternoon Senator Sherman announced that President Harris n had informed him that he (the President) would be so far along with his nominations that tho Senate might convente itly adjourn next week. It is the expectation that the special session will end on Thursday or Friday next. In order to assist the President in his laudable Intention, the Senate did not take the usual three da vs’ recess to-day, but will meet again to-morrow. This notification makes it practically certain that no legislative btt riness will be transacted before adjournment. A prominent senator said to-day that this would be the pro gramme. There will probably be, however, some discussion of the resolutions intro duced yesterday by Senator Butler, docl *r ing t tat the 8e ate has power to elect a President pro temnore for service during a t entire term of oingress, decision by the Senate being desired by a number of sena tors upon that disputed point. WINDOM A HALT. He Fixes Hours in Which He Will Receive Callers. Washington, March 21.—Secretary Windom has tendered the post of super vising architect of the treasury to James H. Windrim of Philadelphia. The secretary has been so overrun by offieeseekers that ha has had no time to at ettd to hi-i office business. He has accord ingly issued a notice t hat he has reserved the time between 10 and 11:30 o’clock in the morning to senators and re; resenfca tives; thflt ne will receive other persons whose business relates to official patronage between 11:30 and 1 o’clock, and that after that time he must deny himself to callers. THE YORK! OWN ALL RIGHT. A Favorable Report Made by the Ex amining Board. Washington, March 21.—A favorable report upon the gunboat Yorktown has been made by the board, of which Commo dore Fitzhugh is president. She has been completed in accordance with the contract, and is sufficiently strong to bear her weights of every description. The hoard was im pressed by her clean condition and smooth ess. She could be put into commission immediately, if her dynamos were set up and connected and her batteries supplied. WANAMAKER’S BETHANY. Harrison, Noble and Miller Become Interested in It. Washington, March 21.—The President, Secretary Noble and Attorney General Miller have all expressed a desire to go over to Philadelphia with Postmaster General W anamaker some Saturday, so as to go with him to Bethany Sunday school on Sunday. They are greatly interested in what Mr. Wanatnaker has told them about it. They may go on Saturday next if they can arrange to get away. ROBBED BY A BOOKKEEPER. His Firm Finds a Shortage of $20,000 After He Had Fled. Seattle, W. TANARUS., March 21.—George R. Carlton, bookkeeper for Smith Bros. & Cos., sent a note to the firm, Monday, together with the safe keys, saying that he was ill and would not be down that day. Inquiry nas made at Carlton’s lodgings, aid it was learned that he had left the city. An ex amination of the books shows that Carlton is an embezzler to the amount of $20,000. He came west from Chicago, and had been in the employ of Smith Bros. & Cos. for the pas; year. DIXIE’S COAL OUTPUT. An Increase of 2,739.824 Tons in 1888 Over 1887. Chattanooga, Tenn., March 21.—The Tradesman has compiled a table from the official reports of etch of the southern states showing the coal production in 1888. The total production in West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Alabama, Ten essee, Virginia, Georgia. Arkansas and Texas iu 1888 was 18 001,867 tous, valued at the mines at $19,818,777, against a total production of 15,201,743 tons in 1887, valued at $16,593,- 697. GROVER IN HIS GLORY. Sanfordltes Indulge in the Customary Handshaking. Sanford, Fla., March 21.—Ex-President Cleveland and party, in the Pullman car “Wanderer,” arrived here at 2:15 o’clock this afternoon. They romaiued here over half an hour. A largo crowd greeted the party and handshaking was indulged in. They went to Winter Park, and will spend the evoning at tho Seminole, going from there direct to Port Tampa, where they take the steamship for Havana. A LABOR AGENT IN LIMBO. Hs is Charged with Inductng the Breaking of Contracts. Raleigh, N. C., March 21.—A white man named H. H. Cheek, one of the agents engaged in inducing nogrj emigrants to go south, came to grief here to-day. He left here last night with a party of about sixty negroes for Mississippi, hut at Groensbo o, eighteen miles from here, he was overnauled by a prominent farmer of this section named A. T. Mial, who had him arrested and brought hack to this city, charging that ho bad enticed away hands who were hired to work for him by the vear. Cheek was arraigned this evening liefore a justice of tho peace and found guilty, and, in de faultof S2OO, was put in jail. His wh< le crow were left at Greensboro, where they yet remain. Tho farmers throughout this sec tion have been left without hands enough t > work their cr ps, and Mial is determined to make ttds a test case. Cheek is from Warren county, this stite, and lias been acting as agent for southern planters want ing hands. _____ An Estate in a Receiver's Hands. Richmond. Va., March 21.—Tbe large estate of tbe late W. A. Thomas was to-d iy placed in the hands of a receiver. This is the latest legal move in tbe case in which the immense property is claimed by the colored natural daughter of Mr. Thomas. SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1880. A BOOMERS’ BOOMERANG. PREMATURE ENTRY FORFEITS FOREVER ALL RIGHTS. The Commanding General of the Missouri Ordered to Inform the Invaders of the Fact—A Mass Meet ing at Purcell Addressed by Con gressman Mansur. Washington, March 21.—The following telegram was sent at 4:15 o’clock this after noon to the commanding general of the division of the Missouri at Chicago, 111.: The act of congress, approved March S. 1889, provides in substance that no person shall be permitted to enter upon and occupy the land recently ceded to the United States by the Creek and Seminole Indians until said lands are opeued for settlement by proclamation by the Presi dent; ar.d that no person violating this pro vision shall ever be permitted to enter any of said lands or acquire any rights there to. The President directs that the officers un der your command cause the people to be fully informed of those provisions of the law, and that they take and preserve the names of all persons who may enter the territory in violation of this provision so that the same may be en forced bv the land and partmeut when said lands are lawfully opened for settlement. By order of Maj. G.m. Schofield. J. C. Keltos, Assistant Adjutant General. ADDRESSED BY MANSUR. Purcell, 1. TANARUS., March 21. —There was a great mass meeting of Oklahoma boomers here yesterday, aud they listened attentively to a good speech from Con gressman Mansur, of Missouri. Congress man Ma sur adv sed Ibetn to obey the President’s proclamation, so that the coun try would soon beopeued, and he prophesied great things for the future of the territory. The settlers are daily increasing in num bers and show a determined spirit. When Mr. Mai sur referred to the President’s proclamation for speedy opening of the territory, there was dea/e dug ap plause. The speaker urged patience aud obedience to the President’s proclamation. The settlers around here are a fine-looking body of men, and they are anxious to enter the Oklahoma wilderness, and put in a cr p on which they can subsist for the season. Mr. Mansur went to Arkansas City to-day, w ere he will address another large meet ing of boomers. From Arkansas City he expects to go to Caldwell, Kan. He is ae rompaniedby Gen. Jamison of Missouri, Judge Galloway of Texas and other dis tinguished men. INTERSTATE COMMERCE. The Commission Asms a Showing from Certain Carriers. Washington, March 21. —The interstate commerce commission has notified the fol lowing carriers to appear before the com mission on Tuesday, April 2, for the purpose of fully and particularly setting forth aud showing what their expoit rates are, and how these export rates are made by each of them, and also for the purpose of giving each of said carriers an opportunity to be neard concerning Cite manner of making an 1 publishing said rates in order to comply with the provisions of an a-t to regulate r un merce, approved Feb. 4, 1887, as amended by an act to a mend said act, approved March 2,1889: Louisville and Nashville; Cincin nati, New Orleans aud Texas Pacific; Ala bama Great Southern; New Orlea s aud Northwestern; Vicksburg and Meridian; Vicksburg, Shrevesport and Pacific; West ern and Atlantic; Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia; Western Railway of Alabama; Atlanta and Wes: Poiut; Georgia Railroad Company: Ki-t Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia; t ’hatta nooga, Rome and Columbus; Atlantic and North Carolina; Norfolk and Western; Atlantic Coast Line; Seaboard and Roa i oke; Richmond and Danville; Mobile and Ohio; Illinois Central; Newport News and Mississippi Valley; Cheasapeake, Ohio and Southwestern; Louisville, Now Orleans >'nd Texas- Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley; Sa vannah, Florida and Western; Florida Railway and Navigation Company; South Carolina; Chesapeake and Oiio; Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham; Bruns wick and Wester .” JUSTICE AT A DISCOUNT. A West Virginia Jury Acquits on a Judge's Refusal to Compromise. Wheeling, W. Va., March 21.—There was a remarkable occurrence in the United States court here to-day which shows the futility of any furtner attempt by the gov ernment to secure convictions on election cases.at least with the present panel. Will iam Meyers, alleged to be a minor, was on trial and at 6:30 o’clock the jury came into court and sai l there was no possible chance of a i agreement being reached. The court said it would soud them back, when Fore man O’Brien said some of the jury was willing to convict if they could be assured in advance what the punishment would be. SHARPLY REPROVED. The Court sharply reproved the jury for their attempt to compromise the case, whereupon the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The sensation was tremendous, and the verdict is the talk of the city to night. It is not impossible that no more cases will be tried by the district attorney, although seventy indicimenls are iu his hands. _ RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICANS. Herbert W. Ladd Nominated for Gov ernor Unanimously. Providence, R, 1., March 21.—Tbe re publican state convention met here to-day. Gov. Taft was nominated for re-election, but absolutely declined to run again. Ex- Gov. Herbert W. Ladd, of Providence, was then nominated unanimously for governor, aud Daniel G. Littlefield for lieutenant governor. The rest of last year’s ticket was then re-nominated as follows: Secre tary of state, Samuel N. Cross; treasurer, Samuel Clark; attorney general, Horatio Rogers. BLOWN TO ATOMS. Terrible Fate of Two Employee of a Lynamito Company. Philadelphia, March 21.—An explosion occurred tins afternoon in the mixing room of the United States Dynamite Company, near Tom’s River, N. J., which gave the inhabitants for fifteen to twenty miles around tbe impression that an earthquake or volcano had broken loose. Two men wero in tho building. One was blown to atoms and tbe other nearly so, but he lived long enough to say that he could give no reason for the explosion. Tennessee Midland Offloers. Memphis, March 21.—At a meeting of the board of directors of the Tennessee Midland railroad to-day, John Overton, Jr. of Memphis, was elemed president to suo ceed Gen. A. 8. Buford. All the other offi cials remain unchanged. Gen. Bufoi and was recently elected president of the Virginia Construction Company, which is building the road. Base Ball at Glasgow. Glasgow, March 21. —The American base ball teams played here to-day. The score was: Chicago 4, All-America 8, SWEPT BY THE SEA. Great Damage at Atlantic City and Sea Isle City. Philadelphia, March 21.—A special from Atlantic City to the Fublic Ledger says: “For the first time in its history, South Atlantic City has been visited with a destructive flood lide. On two occasions it flooded the whole place, and the founda tions of almost every house have been se riously wen oned. A nineteen-room cottage, supposed to be the property of Mrs. Mary Coyle, was completely wrecked at high tide to-day and fell over on the beach in ruins. Other houses are expected to go down to-nig t. The board walk put up last season is a total wreck, and the famous White Elephant is toppling over and cannot possibly remain intact through the night. Six feet deep of Bolid embankment, for a distance of thirty feet, was washed away. dread of the PEOri.E. The few people who had the courage to remain in the dreary, storm-beaten place, are in (the greatest dread as to what the night will bring forth, for although the high winds have moderated, the sea is still threatening. Up at the inlet the high tide dashed over the bulk head and flooded the inlet district down to the street car stables, stopping travel for fully two hours. No serious damage was done to property at this point. The upper part of Baltic avenue is comparatively free from inundation, but from Delatva e avenue down to Tennessee the majority of the houses are surrounded by water, and the distressing scenes of Nov, 25 were re repeated in ma iy cases. While a consider able amount of water is still on the meadows, tbe railroad tracks have been kept clear of floating obstructions and there has been very little, if any, interruption to travel. AT SEA ISLE CITY. At Sea Isle City tha storm has damaged a large amount of property and caused a heavy los-. T .vo handsome cottages north of tue Continental hotel, which were ue.tr i g completion, have hod their founda tions nearly washed from under them, so that tbe heavy wt and will he liable to blow them to (be gr. und. The sea wall has been wrecked for hundreds of feet ad the ocean front is ill a deplorrble condition, but a; rangements will be made to restore it at once. The light house promises have also sustained considerable damage. The Times' special from Atlantic City says: “Brigantine Beach and Peters’ Beach, re sorts near this city, are submerged to-night, and much anxiety as to the fate of the few people living at these places is felt. The new bulkhead at the former place has been demolished by tho action of tue waves.” ROBBERS HOLD UP A TRAIN. Several Shota Fired by the Quartette, but No one injured. Albuquerque, N. M„ March 21.—Dipt night as the east-bound Atlantic and Pa cific passenger train was pulling through Canon Diablo, west of Winslow, Ariz., it was boarded by four masked men. The train was moving slowly, and the robbers mounted the locomotive without any difficulty. By threats of shooting they f reed the engineer to stop tne train. One of tho men stood guard over the locomotive, while the others took the fireman to the express car, and com pelled him by threats to call the Wells Fargo express messenger to open the door. He did so and the robbers entering searched the messenger. He had between S2JO and S3OO iu packages for local points, but the safe, conta nin; several thousand dollars, was not toucued, and no demand was made on the messenger to unlock it. None of the passengers were molested, and from the meager account obtained there appears to have been no effort on their part to protect the Wells Fargo property. A DARE-DEVIL DESPERADO. He Wrecks a House With Dynamite and Escapes on Straw Bail. Chattanooga, March 21.—John Cooley, a desporado widely known in Roane county, went to the residence of Mack frown, late Monday night, and called for Brown, with whom he bad a quarrel of long standing. Brown, certain of being shot should lie ap pear at the door, refused to come out, and Cooler, alter waiting a few minutes, throw several dynamite cartridges on the roof, from which they rolled to the ground, ex ploding with such violence as to ilmo t de molish the house, anti severely injuring Mr*. Brown. Cooley was arrested yesterday, but swore he would kill any one who would testify against him. He was taken before a magistrate, and drew a pistol on the first witness called. Before he c.uld fire, however, tbe sheriff shot him in the head without inflicting a sorious wound. Ho was found guilty, gave straw bail and has fled to North Caro lina. Arewatd is offered for his recap ture. KILLED EACH OTHER. Fatal Quarrel Over tbe Lease of a Building at Topeka. Topeka, Kan., March 21.—J. J. Shed love, a prominent broker, aud Gustav Weiner, proprietor of a merchant tailoring house, quarreled last night over the terms of the lease for the buildiug occu pied by them. Five shots were heard by parties on the outside. On en teri g, it was f iund that Weiner had been killed and Shedlove was dying. The latter gaspod that he had been shot by Weiner, aud that Weiner then shot himself. It was found that tho revolver belonged to Shed love, and circumstantial evidence indicates that Saedlove did the shooting. SLAIN BY HI3 .SON. The Father Had Objectod’to the Lad Owning a PletoL Greenville, Tex., March 21.—John Giddens s shot and killed yesterday by bis son, McGangle Giddens, a boy of 17. The boy had frequently asked his father for a pistol, but had been refusal He secured possession of a weapon and while playing with it was discovered by Giddens, who a-ked for an explanation, aid this so an gered the boy that he turned the weapoa on his father, shooting him through the breast. Immunity of the Peers. London, March 21.—1 u the House of Lords to-ulght Earl of Carnavoron’s bill providing for the expulsion of peers from the House for discreditable conduct was re jected by a vote of 73 to 14. Antoine’s. Hostility to Boulanger. Paris, March 21.—M. Antoine professes hostility to Gen. Boulanger since the latter abandoned his revanche policy for empty political popularity. Government Bond Deals. Washington, March 21.— I The treasury tewlav aeoopie 1 SBO,OOO 4>£s ai 108. One hundred thousand at 108 ex-iuterust, and SIOO,OOO 4s at 130 were rejected. UPROAR IN THE COMMONS IRISH MEMBERS IN A FLURRY OF EXULTANT EXCITEMENT. A Bad Report oq the Record of Capt. Seagrave tho Cause—An Admission That Police Inspector Andrews Came to America—A Motion to Cut Balfour's Salary. London, March 21. —In tho House of Commons this afternoon Baron Henry de Worms, parliamentary colonial secretary, read a telegram which had been received from the Capo in reply to inquirios concern ing Capt. Seagrave, who commanded tho constablos at. the Mitchelstown riots in 1887. The to.egram said that Capt. Seagrave was dismissed from the Cape infantry service in 1885 for gross neglect of duty and breach of trust. in uproar. The reading of the dispatch was followed by a scene of great disorder. Tbe Irish members rose in their places and cheered, and there were cries of “Pigot ," “Pigott,” “Remernlter Mitchellstown,” eta" When quiet was restored Mr. Balfour, chief sec retary for Ireland, said that he had sus pe nled’Capt. Seagrave, but preferred not to dismiss him until documentary evidence of his guilt had been received. A VISIT TO AMERICA. Home Secretary Matthews, in reply to a question, admitted that Police Inspector Andrews had visited America since the pass-.go of the Paruell commission bill, but he did not know whether Andrews had seen Le Caron, the informer, there. On the vote on Secretary Balfour’s salary, Mr. Morley severely critic!-ed the govern ment’s action in carrying on “furtive and c’andcstine battle behind its opponents’ back Mr. Bradlaugh moved that Secretary Balfour’s salary be reduced by £SOO. HR AI) LAUGH’S MOTION REJECTED. Mr. Bradlaugb’s motion was rejected by a vote of 272 to 211. Mr. Morley adduced a mass of detail* respecting witnesses for the Times, with a view of disproving the government’s pro fes.ionsof neutrality. These details were mainly drawn from facts elicited by daily questioning in parliament. Sec retary Balfour professed that be had not fol owed tbe proceedings of t e Paruell commission with much interest. That was surprising. One would have expect ‘d that, the minister who fired the train would l ave curiosity enough to know the result of the expl siun. In regard t > tho proposed vote of censure it would be irrational to propo e it now, because fresh disclosures wero made daily, but it would cotue in good time. BALFOUR DERIDED. Secretary Balfour, amid continued oppo site n laughter, de-cribed the charge tbit the government was connected with the Times through Houston and Ihgott, as a scandalous and unfounded libel. Tbe oppo sition,he said, reveled iu libel while sffecti g to regard it as tbe mo t sho 'king of crimes. They had charged H ustnn wirii having acte l in complicity with Pigott, but thev had declined to examine Houston when in vited to do so. He thought it would be more decorous for the gentlemen onposite to refrain from comments, sub iuilice. [Renewed laughter.] For asking how it was that witnesses that w ere intimidated, Secretaray Balfour was called to order by tbe chairman. Continuing, he said that the government volunteered no information for the purpo as of tbe commission, but they were willing to give it to either side when required. laboring under a misapprehension. Sir William Vernon Harcourt said that Secretary Balfour misapprehended Mr. Morley’s case. The fact that Irish con stables had been subpos iaed did not make it necessary for them to remain for months in London, unless they were performing distinct services for tbe Times. The speaker rai-ed a laugh by showing how the state mo ts of Messrs. Matthews and Balfour conflicted. Mr. Bradlaugh said that so far from being impartial, the government had with held from tiie persons accused matters ma terial to their defense. nF.AI.IW HITS HARD. Mr. Healey said lie had tried to cross-ex amine Mr. Soames on bis mode of getting up evidence, but tbe Times' chief ally, Justice Smith The chairman, interrupting, ended upon Mr. Healey to withdraw his reference to her majesty's .judge. Mr. llealev contended that he did not refer to the judge, but to the commissioner; that the commission act simply called the cotr.missiona s by their names. The chairman nevertheless maintained that Mr. Healey was out of orde-. BALFOUR TAUNTS THE PARNELLITeA Secretary Balfour again rising to answer criticisms, taunted the Pa-nellites with allowing Pig >tt to escipe after he had con fessed f u gery. T. P. O’Connor was exiled to order for charging Lira Sxlisbury and B e-etary Balfour with trying to gslvanizo the Parnell forgeries into life again. An ex citing scene ensued. Mr. O’Connor twice refused to withdraw his remark, as far as it, concerned Lord Salisbury, amid approving cries of his col* leagues. Tbe chairman annealed to the members on both sides to assist him in keeping order, but he did not further inrist upon the with drawal of Mr. O’Connor’s remarks. GUILT OF THE TIMES. Mr, O’Com or charged that the Times was equally guilty of allowing Pigott to go after lie confessed forgery. William Rodm nd (nationalist) was called to order several times, and the chair man finally warned him against further unseemly conduct. When the division was called Mr. Chamberlain crossed tho house and sat chatting with Mr. Ritchie, a member of the cabinet. Hi* presonci on the ministerial side of tbe house called forth from the oppo sition hilarious cries of “At last in your proper place.” Mr. Lewis, solicitor for the Parnellitos. has secured Richard Pigott’s diary and will produce it before the Parnell commission. TENANTS OVERAWED. Dublin, March 21.—A number of tenant# at Townarvilly, County Donegal, have been evicted from their holdings. It is probable that tho evicte rs would have lieen resisted hail not the authorities fu nlshed a force of three hundred |>ol!ceinmi and troop# to assist them. A crowd of tenants ad their sympathizers were overawed by the display of force. Cause of Germany’s Backdown. Berlin, March 21. —Tho Vossicht Zci tung thinks that Lord Salisbury’s defini tion, in the Somoan blue book, of E iglish co-nporation, explaint why the projected strengthening of (be German fleet in Samoa and hoetillties against Matin fa were aban doned. ________________ A Paper Trust. London, March 2L—Fourteen of the largest paner maker* in England have formed a syndicate for the purpose of rais ing prices. Tbe capital of tbe syndicate is £2,000,900. CHIN KIANG’9 RIOT. Narrow Escape of the British and American Consuls. ■Washington, March 21.—The depart ment, of state Is in receipt of further details concerning the recent riot at Chin-Kiang. The trouble arose out of the stoning of the Bikh policemen of the British quarter by a crowd of b ys and young men. It occurred on the Chi eso New Year, when business was practically suspended in the town, and when the streets w ere thronged with idlers. The quarrel of the boys was assumed by the men and a general fight ensued. A Chinaman was knocked down by the police, and a report was current t at he was killed. Immediately an enraged mob at tacked and burned the police stations. 20,000 IN THE MOB. The roadway was thronge 1 with 30,000 rioters who surged toward the United Stitesaud British consulates. When the situation became alarming, 300 s ldiers from a neighboring barracks appeared upon, the scene; but their presence served only to excite the derision of the mob. Unde terred by the soldiery, tne gales of the United States and British consulates were assaulted and the British consulate burned, the consu barely escap ing with his life by climbing over the rear fence. With much difficultv the two consuls with their families effected their escape, and reached a mad steamer wnich had just arrived, just in time to evade the fury of the rioters, who were in hot pursuit. The mob made various un successful efforts to board the vessel, but it was repulsed in each instance. Tne ar rival of a brigade of soldiers in the evening and of a British man-of-war the f llowing morning, had the affect of restoring quiet. GERMANY’S WAR PLANS. Bismarck Explains the Dual Naval Administration Scheme. Berlin, March 21.—1n the Reichstag to day the estimates for increasing the hors ing of the a tiilery passed its second read ing. The bill providing for dual administra tion of the naval department also parsed its second reading. In the debate on the lat ter bill, Prince Bismarck, replying to Ilerr Richter’s criticism, showed that the respon smility of the naval authorities to the reiclistog would bo in no way al tered. The change, he said, was a constitu tional one. lie declined t > lie responsible for the commander of the navy. The plan only involved t ie application to the navy of the s . stem that had already been tested in the army, namely, the placing of an admit al-in-oiief at the head of the navy just a a general-in-ohief was at the head of the army. Of course, the emperor ws< supreme commander of both branches. Baron von Frankanstern siid he thought that the necessity for an ira nediate change had not been sufficiently shown. Prince Bismarck, repl i g, said that the execution of the proposed change would only demand haste should the present peaceful prospects become clouded. AN ANGLO-GERMAN ALLIANCE. Count Bismarck Starts for England In Us Interest. Berlin, March 21.—Count Horbert Bis marck started to-day for London. The Jioersrn Zeitung says that the object of his journey is to personally settle the last ques tions at issue in connection with the r p prochement between England and Ger many, and adds; “The fact that only such divergence exists as personal explanations can reconcile jus ifles the hopes of au Anglo-German alliance.” A DENIAL. London, March 22, 5 a. m.—The Times’ Brrliu correspondent denies that Count Herbert Bismarck is coming to England on a political mission. He says that Count Herbert’s trip is simply one of pleasure, and bo adds that Prince Bismarck has never tried to arrange an alliance with England because he knows it would be impossible to do so. POLES FIGHT A DUEL. The Mooting Has the Fnme End as all Like Modern Farces. Pesth, March 21.—The efforts of friends to effect a reconciliation between Deputies Polonyi and Kraitsik, who bad an alterca tion in the hamber yesterday, were unsuc cessful. The two deputies fought a duel to-day. Neither was injured. RIOTING RENEWED. Rioting was renewed here to-night. One hundred persons were arrested. The gov ernor has issued a proclamation declaring that the severest measures will be taken with the rioters. Prime MinLter von Tisza had an inter view with Emperor Francis Joseph to day, ad received full power to stop outbreaks. The emperor expressed the fullest confidence in the premier, and made nim promise that he would not venture out without police protection. Premier von Ti z i said that the chief dangers were already over. GERMANY'S PRESS LAWS. The Suppression of the Volks Zeitung Before the Landtag. Berlin, March 21. —ln the lower house of the Landtag to-day, Herr Herrfurth, minister of the interior, replying to He r Kickert, said he did not consider himself auth rized to discuss the motives for the suppre sion of tho Volks Zeitung. The police, in prosecuting tile paper, hud acted properly. The pri ter and publisher of the Volks Zeilung ba l entered an appeal, and decision in tho case now rested with the imperial commission, which a minister had no right to prejudice. A law court would decide a* to whether future publiea tiou of the paper should be interdicted. REVOLVING RIFLES. Russia’s New Machine Gun Capable of Firing 480 Shota Per Minute. St. Petersburg, Maroh 21.—Russian official* have tested and reported favorably upon a Russian invention for applying the revolver principle to the barrels of Berdan rifles. By this arrangement a machine gun is obtained which will fire 480 shots per minute. East Africa’s Insurrection. Berlin, Marcu 21.—Dispatches to the Berlin Post say that the iusuirection iu Fast Africa is not spreading, and t.iat the German company’s employes have suc ceeded in collecting duties iu the harbors occupied by the rebels. French Cable Shares Higher. London, March 21.—French cable shares have risen within trie last few davs fr m 90 to 110 on a favorable decision of the French council of state on the company’s responsibility for withdrawal from the pool. ______________ Monte Carlo’s Maelstrom. London, March 22, 5 a. m.—A Genoa paper states that so ar this year there have been fifteen duels aud sixteen suicide* at Monte Carlo. ( DAILY, 810 A YEAR, I 5 CENTS A COPY. > f WEEKLY,iI.IL A YEAR.) A STAB AT ROTHSCHILD. LAUZR CHARGES HIM WITH LEAD ING AN ANTI-FRENCH PLOT. Tho Accusat'on Followed by a De mand That the Penal Code Provision Against Monopolies be Enforced— JVi. Rouvier Ridicules the Charge - A Modified Order of the Day Finally Adopted. * Paris, March 21.— 1n the Chamber of Deputies to-day M. Lauer, in the discussion of an interpellation on the copper crisis, demanded that the penal code provision against monopolies bo enforced. He accused Baron Rothschild of causing the crisis aud leading an international plot against the French market and urged the necessity of an inquiry into the crisis. ridiculed by rouvier. M. Rouvier, Minister of Finance, ridi culed M. La liar’s speech as a romance no neath the dignity of a serious assembly. The allegation against the R >thschild , he sail, was undeserved and its lefinatiou could bo left to the public’s good sense. The Coinptoir d’Kseompte would havesuspend and but for the assistance rendered it The Coinptoir d’Escompte deserved the govern ment’s solicitude. If any loss occurred in connection with the first loan, it would bo borne by capitalist* and not by the Bank of France. the second advance. Tho second advance would be mad" by the Bank of France and fifty capital'its. The Comptoird’K compte’s doors, therefore, would not be closed. The old Com tiir d’K compte ought to lie liquidated and re placed by an analogous institution, s > uee es-ary was it to small and medium bra .ches of trade. He had confined himself ii tho matter to giving advice. The Bank of France’s action was entirely free, and tho nation’s tliauks were due to it and to all whose aid had helped to avert a disaster tho extent of which it would be impossible to measure. a difficult charge to prove. M. Thevnet, minister of justice, informed M. Lauer that the law against monopolies had not been repealed, but that it wa. dif ficult to prove charges of monopoly. M. La Jeune reproached the government for refusing to intervene in the Panama canal affair, and yet intervening in tha Comptotr d’E compte crisis, which was the bust ess of the Haute liaiique and bourn* speculators. M. ltouvier replied that the government had been unable to intervene in the Panama canal matter. In the Comptoir d’Escompte affair, it had interfered sole.y in behalf of the depositors. , MORE TO BE DONE. M. Millerand said that tho government hail performed only part of its dutv, “It still remained to make a sal itory exanpK” he proposed an order of the day calling for au i mnediate judicial inquiry into the cop per monopoly. M. Thevnet assured the chamber that the government would scrupulous]v examine into i he matter with a view of reaching the guilty p irties, hut it reserved the right to choose its own time for the investigation The order of the day, pure and simple, was rejected bv a vote of 284 to 234. a modified order. M. Lauer then withdrew bis motion for the enforcement of the monopoly law, and, after further discussion, M. Thomson moved an ordor of the day declaring that the gov ernment would take the necessary stepi to ascertain who were responsible for the crisis and make the law respected. M. Thomson’s motion whs accepted by the government, and was adopted by the Chamber by a vots of 339 to 312. QUOTATIONS ON THE BOURSE. At 1 o’clock this afternoon 8 iciete des Metiuxsiia es we e quoted at 30 francs, Comptoir d’Escompte at 145 francs and Rio Tinto at 293 francs 75 centimes. At 3 o’clock Comptoir d’Escompte was 118, and at the close of the bourse Comptoir d’Eseompte shares were 137 francs, 50 centimes. Societe des Metaux shares and Rio Tinto shares were nnchanged. Rentes and foreign securities were firm to-day. Financial companies’ shares were heavy. Credit Fonci r shares fell 27 francs. Rio’l into wore in active demand and ad vanced 16 francs. On the Petite Bourse, Rio Tintoa closed at 297 francs aud Comptoir d’Esoouipte at 147 francs. COPPER STRONG AT LONDON. London. March 21—Copper was strong to-day and touened £42, closing at £V)%- Morrison Keknwich Cos. deny tho statement that their creditors had accepted a com position of 7 shillings and 6 pence in the nound in connection with the 8 ciete des Metaux troubles. They say that negotia tions with their creditors are still in progress, their proposal being that the creditoi s shall accept composition in view of securi g the firm’s co-operation against the copper syndicate. STRIKERS STILL FIRM. A Belief by the Manufacturers that Peace la Two Weeks Off. Fall River, Mahs., March 21.— The edict of the manufacturers as made known after the interview by the state board of arbitration yesterday, appeared to produce no effect upon the strikers at their meeting this morning. The chairman called the meeting to order aud reviewed the situa tion. The only thing left for the weavers to do was to stand firm and force their em ployers to consider their claims. They bad gone too far to take any ackward steps now. A speaker took the floor at this point and attempted to advocate a return to work. WANTED HIM THROWN OUT. His sentiments were not very well re ceived, aud after cries of “Throw him out,” he was called down, and speeches better suited to tho temper of the audience fol lowed. Tho strikers displayed as much en thusiasm aud determination as ever, and voted to stick out to the last. The managers of the several mills held a m eting this morning and voted to stand by the a<s ■ela tion. Most of them are inclined to the be -lof that the struggle will not end for a fortnight, and areiuclined to favor shutting down the mills to-morrow. A STRIKE ENDS IN DEFEAT. The Feather Workers of New York Show the White Feather- New Yokk, March 21.—The failure of tho feather workers’ strike is complete. On Tuesday afternoou Miss Ida Va i Etten, sec retary of tho Working Women’s Associa tion, sent the following to Isadora Cohn fluid & Cos.: Gentlemen: The strike of the feather work ers’ branch of the Working Whine us Associa tion is declared off. The girls ore defeated. I have sent several girls to your place to apply for work this afternoon. Of 200 girls who originally went out on strike, titty drifted i ack at various time* to their o.d plat es end 100 resumed work at the Coh Bold factory ibis morn I g. The remainder, it ie believed, will find employ* meat at once in their old shop*.