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3 FsTABUBHKD 1850. INCORPORATED 1888. V j J. H. ESTILL, President. ) SCIU3IBLIN-G FOR SPOILS. envelops full of rr:s LEFT over uncpened. Corporal Tanner of the Belief that One of the Lucky Tickets Bore His Cog nomen for the Commissionership of Pensions— The Skirmish of the Geor gians. Washington, March 23.—The office seekers have been trying all the afternoon and evening to find out what nominations were in the big blue envelope which \ssistant Private Secretary Prnden took to the capitol to-day, but had to bring back again unopened because the Senate was just adjourning when he entered the chamber. Corp. Tanner says that a member of the cabinet told him that his nomination was in the envelope for commissioner of pensions. T,;e friends of ex-Representative Watkins of Indiana, a Gresham man who rendered valuable services in the late campaign, say that his nomination for commissioner of public lands was among them. Senator Allison is quoted as saying that he thinks the nomination of ex Representative Hepburn of lowa for interstate commissioner as in the envel ope. This would be a strange appointment, for Hepburn was defeated for re-election because, being counsel for the Chicago,Bur ling on and Q'uincv, he opposed the inter state commerce bill. The bulk of Secretary Prudon’s envelope indicated that it contained a la-ge number of nominations. Tbe batch which the Sen ate will receive to-morrow will, therefore, probably be a generous one. SCRAMBLE OF THE GEORGIANS. The Longstreet men are positive that the nomination 'f E. A. Angier for district at tornev of tbe Northern distinct will be sent in within a day or two. They practically concede the probability that Messrs. Cor bett and Erwin will b; appointed in the S mthern district. Col. Locke thinks he lias succeeded in shutting Pledger out of the Brunswick eollectorship. THE PUBLIC PRINTER. The President to-dav tol l a friend of ex- Representative Nichols of Nort i Carolina that the New Yorkers had misunderstood him. He had said that he w uld not take the public printer from New York, but had not said that be would come from the west. Mr. Nichols thinks he will be appointed. The friends of Air. Meredith of Chicago say than his name was in the nominations sent to the Senate to-day. REID’S CONFIRMATION. Whitelaw Reid’s nomination will proba bly be confirmed to-morrow. M,LLEDGEVILLc.’3 POSTMASTER. Sharp Practice on the Part of Presi dent Harrison. Washington, March 22. —One of the first things President Cleveland did after he came in was to sign and issue the commis fious of thirteen postmasters nominated by his predecessor and confirmed by the Seuat ?. Senator Colquitt will utilize this fact in criticising the nominations made by Presi dent Harrison yo-terdavto fill the postoffice at Miliedgevilla, Ga., when it comes up in executive session. The incumbent of this office was renominated by President Cleve land and confirmed by die Senate Feb. 28 iasi, but President Cleveland did not hasten to sign his commission and went out of office without doing so. Taking advantage of this President Harrison has nominated Carlos G. Wilson as his successor. This seems rather sharp practice, a id may com plicate ot. er Georgia appointments. EFFICIENCY REQUISITE. Good War Records Not Enough to Insure Retention. Washington, March 22.—Secretary Tracy lias defined his intentions in the matter of retaining or reinstating navy yard employes in the following letter ad dre sed to an employe in tbe bureau of yards and docks, Washington navy yard: 1 have your letter of the 10th inst. concerning your discharge from tne position of clerk in the bureau of yards and docks in the Washington navy yard, in which you state your record as a soldier, and also that this record was the sole cause of your appointment. In reply, and to correct erroneous Impressions concerning the same, I have to state that you were discharged upon recommendation of the chief of the bureau of yards and docks for inefficiency in 'he t erformance of your duties. At the time of my approval of the recommenda tion for your disinis at i was not aware of your Military record, and it is a cause of deep regret tirat such a result should happen to a soldier, cut. nevertheless, it is necessary to the proper transaction of the business of the bureau the navy yard that persons holding Positions thereunder shall be able to discharge their duties in a satis .sciorv manner to their superior officers, "lule the fact of a person having a good Mcurd as a soldier will be considered among the ' of recommendations for retention in or ap pjntmeiit to a position under the navy depart- T 1 ! 1, aUllt y to perform satisfactorily the duties ■ the position whio i he holds or to which he Mi'ines, i.uist be acondition precedent to favor ?; l " > consideration of an application for reteu -1 '■* or appointment. INCREASE IN THE SURPLUB. •he Bond Offerings Not Bi-fßc!ent to Use Up the Money. ' ashinoton, March 23. —Tbe treasury thfplus has been steadily increasing for k‘ r 'Tßl days past. It now amounts to <•*1,200,000, or *5,000,000 more than it was days ago. This increase is due to the Sf'ut excess of receipts over the disbursc jhttats since March 1. The receipts nif r, fl h';;regiUo $23,200,000, while the b’jitii! ure during the same period amount !">!•• ta- $12,000,000, including about ."W> paid out ou account of pensions. mu ruvutlv the receipts aud expenditures ' pretty well lal tuOui by pur bonds, but this method of npply- K the surplus has been considerably hiifit J of late by light offerings. The P rci.ases have been confined to 4)*'s, but forV' I ‘" rtly due *° high price asked WINDOM’S policy. reretary Windom has announced his W°it ‘ cont * nu * n K for the present, at b , ’ “ le kystem of purchases adopted liv ■ , T ‘’ rp ' le< ''-' SBOr " nud that lie would willingly hHn?? 1 ' H'o purchases if the offers per .... Ho has boon urged to resume th" 'na,,, of 4 S more profitable u-o of the din 18 ‘ lan the purchase of Ho do 'r h’ ll "^* Ter to make known his views r kubj.-ct beyond a statement that ins pj,' as tu ls o ust be d.terminal! by his ■*>n:eiit. of offers. Norwood’s Plutocracy. Bn-, A v H,N,iT<) N, March 22.—Kx-Oongress a ‘ Norwood has returned iron New York -lIT!' the sale of iho edition of 10,000 Successful. He will go to Ba ,Lah early next week. Lond Offerings. ('ffi-t BniNHTOW i March 23.—The bond Ids K '’"Jay aggregated *107,400 4,'-'s at All were accepted. The Morning News. SAVANNAH A3 A NAVY YARD. t m.tor Colquitt Presents the City's request. Vi aMUNGTON, u.r.i 22.—Senator Col quitt greatly r.- t .r ■s: .a it is impractica ble for him to ddiver un address, as he hoped, before tbe Caautauqua Assembly at Albany, Ga., on March 27. Senator Brown being ill, all the Georgia interests hero are in h,s care, and, needle s to say, bis hands are fuli. But his duties as a senator, and especially as a member of the committee ou posteffiees, would keep him any way until the Senate adjourns, which will probably be the last of next week. SAVANNAH AS A NAVY YARD. This morning Senator Colquitt took up the telegraphic request of the authorities of Savannah that the commission to exunlne southern ports for navy yard purposes might be directed to visit Savannah to the navy department and laid it before Secre tary Tracy, with the recommendation that it be granted. Secretary Tracv promptly telegraphed the commission t > visit S ivan nah for the purpose of examining Its facili ties for navy yard purposes. SENAiOR BROWN'S ILLNESS* His Condition so Dangerous that His Friends Are Alarmed. Washington, March 23. —Senator Brown of Georgia is seriously ill with pleurisy. His friends do not conceal their alarm at his condition. He has been in ill-health so long that his system is too greatly weak ened to withstand a prolonged strain. His phy-ician, however, says he will recover, although he may not be able to return to the Senate this session. As soon as he is able to be removed he will go to his home in Atlanta. He will celebrate his 68th birthday there next month. BATTLn FLAGS RE TORBD. Correstoondence Ensues Between Gen. Hampton and Senator Quay. Washington, March 22.—The follow ing correspondence explains itself: United States Senate, ) Washington, March 19, 1889. f To Hon. M. S. Quay: My Dear Sir— The fortunes Of a war gave into my possession a couple of flags which had been borne by one of the Pennsylvania regiments, and, as I know old soldiers value tbe colors tinder which they fought, I take pleasure in asking you to transmit these flags to any mem bers of the Sixtv-flfth Peusylvania Volunteers (Fifth cavalry i now surviving. The country has now but one flag, but the men who bore those which I now send fo you will be glad to see again tbe banners they bore in the civil war. With very kind regards, J am verv truly yours, Wade Hampton. SENATOR QUAY'S REPLY. Washington, D. C., March 20. 1889. My Dear General—The flag and guidon of tbe Fifth Pennsylvania cavalry captured by your command, with your accompanying note, were handed me to-day. X undertake with much satisfaction to transmit the colors to the former proprietors, and Ia sure you they will be received by the survivors of tbe regiment in the kindly spirit in which you deliver them, and will be tenderly treasured for the sake of old associations, and as one of the multiplying evi dences that the issues and animosities of the civil war are faded. I am, general, with much esteem, yours truly. M. 8. Qbay, To Oen. Wade Hampton, U. S. S. SENT TO PENNSYLVANIA. In accordance with the above the flags were to-day sent to tbe proper parties in Pennsylvania, to be restored to their former guardians. CLEVELAND AT KEY WEST. The Citizens and Organizations Give Him a Royal Welcome. Wet West, Fla, March 22.—Ex-Presi dent Cleveland and party arrived here at 5 o’clock this afternoon on the steamship Olivette. They were met by a delegation from the board of trade accompanied by the full fire department, the company of the Island City Guards and the Silver Cor net band, and were escorted to the Russell house, aud driven arouud the city. The hotel was beautifully decorated with olive branches, and there was a display of bunt ing through 'iittbe is and. President Cleve land received the citizens this evening. The party left for Havana at 1U o’clock to-night. STINKING CREAK’S SCALAWAGS. An Irate Judge Leaves Court to Lead a Fosse Against 7 hem. Chicago, March’ 22.—A dispatch from Barboursville, Kv., says: For gome months a gang of reckless, law defying characters have been making tbeir headquarters on Stinking creek, the wild est and most unsettled district of the county. Warrants have been repeatedly issued for them y the county authorities, bit the outlaws have always managed to elude the officers or drive the u back at the muzzles ot their Winchesters. Yesterday tnorni ig the sheriff a id three deputies attempted to surpri-e the gang and Or.rig them in, but were themselves waylaid and fired upon and forced to beat a hasty retreat, barely escaping with their lives. a judge leads a posse. Judge D. N. Cull, who is presiding over the circuit court, was no sooner Informed of the rout of the sheriff’s party and the defiaut position taken by tlio lawless “creekors” titan he appointed a pro tempore judge, put himself at the head of fifty reso lute men and marched toward tho locality Of the recent outrages. The surprise was complete, but only five of tho gang were captured. The rest fled before tbe on slaught. OUTLAWS IN A LOG FORT. Talk of Using a Cannon to Bring Thom to Terms. Pittsburg. March 22.—Dispatches from Uniontown, Pa., announce that a party of vigilants has surrounded a gang known as the McCiellaudtown robbers, in the mountains of Fayette county, thirty miles from Uniontown. Nino men and threo women constitute the outlaw party, and they are entrenched in a strong log house. All aro well armed and determined not to be taken easily. The sheriff has gone to tbe see e of the trouble but his presence is not likely to have ny moral effect upon the outlaws, as they have defied the officers t f the law times without number. It is probable that the sheriff will tako command of tho vigilante", mak ing them liis posse. There is talk of tend ing a cannon 1 1 bat’er dowu the house. An assault upon the house or a so, tie Iran it is -uro to result in loss of life. Hovernl victims of the robbers are in tbo vigilant party and they aro bent on vengeance. A Race conflict Feared. Petersburg, Va., March 22. tion has been received here that trouble is anticipated betwee i whl t*s and blacks at Stony Crock village, Hu-sex county, in consequence of negroes receiving alleged White Cap notices. Two Murderers Hanged. Minneapolis, Minn., Marob 23.— Tim and Pete Barrett were hanged here at 11:48 o’clock this moral g for tho murder of Car Dn vor Tollefsen, on tbe night of July 26, 1687. ISA VANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1880. SUPIiEME COURT SORROW JUSTICE MATTHEWS YIELDS TO DEATH’S DREAD DECREE. His Demise Followed an Expectation that He Would Probably Recover— 7he Remains to be Taken to Ohio for Interment Speculation as to His Successor. Washington, March 22.—Assiciate Jus tice Stanley Matthews died at 10:05 o’clock this morning. The last change in the con dition of Justice Matthews occurred yester day afternoon at 3 o’clock. In the morning he had been feeling quite comfortable and cheerful. At that hour, however, the intense pain which marked periods of his decline recurred, and never left him until death brought relief. Dr. William W. Johnston was sum moned, and finding his patient suffering so intensely administered opiates, which to ward morning induced a state of semi-con sciousness, in which he remained until the end. fitful revivals. Occasionally he partially revived and rec ognized loved ones near him by a glance or pressure on the hand, but a relapse soon followed. For a number of hours previous to his death he was practically unconscious In his lat hours the dying justice was surrounded by the members of his family who have been with him throughout hit illness. Mrs. Matthews, his daughters Miss Matthews and Miss Eva Matthews and t A son Paul Matthews. and C. B. Matthews, his brother, of Cincinnati, who came to Washington a week'or ten days ago. Dr. Johtiso i ad a faithful colored servant, who only a few days ago announced to callers with great satisfaction, that “Justice Matthews is ever so much better,” were also present. the chamber of death. Tne chamber in which Justico Matthews breathed his last and which has been his world since last September, is on the oast side of the second story of the elegant man sion occupied by him for several years, on the corner of Connecticut avenue aid N street. Tightly drawn blinds along 'he entire avenue front this morning afforded the first indication to the neighbors and passers by that all was not as usual within. The > eports of Jus ice Matthews’ condition during tbe pas few davs had been of such a cheering natu e that apprehension had in a crest measure subsided, and the news of hit death came with a shock even to many who htd been prepared for the announcement at any time during the winter. CAUSE OF DEATH. Tbe immediate cause of death was ex haustion of the heart and congestion of the kidneys. The justice was ever a cheerful and hopeful patient, and naturally the members o' his family endeavored to be as cheerful and hopeful a- be, and it was owing to his own belief that tho favorable reports of the past week were given to those who i quired after bis health. Ou yesterdav morning Justice .Matthews was discuss ing with his family various plans for the future when ho should be able, as in the past, to take part in their execu tion : “But at no time since bis return to Washington,” said one of his family this morning, “have wo really felt that there was hope of his recovery.” FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. The arrangements for the funeral were practically < ompleted this evening. Religi ous services will be held at bis late residence on Connecticut avenue Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. They will bo brief an t simple, and will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Hamlin, pastor of the Chur hof the Covenant. At their conclusion, the remains will betaken to Glendale, 0., bv way of Cincinnati. Re ligious services will be held there at Christ Episcopal church under conduct of Rjv. Dr. Pierce, rector, Tuesday afternoon, and the remains will then be removed to Bpring Grove ceuvtery for interment. Ttie mem bers of the supreme court will accompany the remains ns honorary pall-benrers, and the messengers of the court will be the aci ive pall-bearers. A meeting of the United States supreme conjt will be held to-morrow morning at 11 o’clock to take action in regard to the late Justice Matt ews. The dead jurist’s oldo-t son, Mortimer Matthews, a lawyer of Cincinnati, ad his youngest daughter, Grace, wife of Horace Cleveland, as istant United States district attorney at Cincinnati, and nephew of Jus tice H rim, were not in the citv when lie died. Thoencagementof Miss Matthewsand Justice Gray was announced this week, and the marriage was expected to tako plaoe soon. THE SENATE NOTIFIED. In the Senate this morning the chaplain, in his opening prayer, made feeling refer ence to the death of Justice Matthews. Vice Pres dent Morton laid before the Sen ate the folio wiug note from the chief jus tico: . Supreme Court Fnited States, I March 22, 1889. f To the Senate: It becomes my melancholy duty to inform the Senate ot thed"ath of Justico Matthews in this city at 1 o’clock this morning. It is expected that the funeral will take place Monday, March 25, at 1 o’clock p. m., but further notice of the time and place will be given. M. W. Fuller, Chief Justice. Mr. Hoar—l move that out of respect to the memory ot the eminent magistrate,wiio after judicial service so faithful and famous tas gone to his rest, the (Senate do now ad journ. The motion was agreed to, and the Sen ate at 1:05 o’clock adjourned till to-morrow. In the United Stales supreme court, im mediately upon assembling, the chief justice announced the death of Justice Mat hews, ad, as a mark of respect to his memory, court adjourned untd 7’u- day next. Stanley Matthews was born in Cincin nati July 21, 1824. He was graduated at Kenyun college, and soon thereafter was admitted to the bar, settling iu Maury county, Tennessee. Returning to Cinciu nati some time fterward, he became tho editor of an anti-slavery newspaper, nntt subsequently in turn judge of a court of common pleas, United Hta.es distriot attor ney anti suporior cou: t judge. Iu politics he has been a state senator, nn elector on the Lincoln and the Grant tickets, and a United States senator. He was a delegate to the general assembly of the Presbyterian church in Newark, N. J., in 1864, a id was a member of tho com mittee of that hotly which reported resolu tion on slavery. He was ono of tbe co in sei before the electoral commission iu 1877, and ope ed the argument in behalf of the republican electors in tio Florida cpse. In 1881 lie was app noted associate justice of the Uuited States supreme court. EFPECT3 OF THE DEATH. May Prolong the Senate’* Session— Succession Possibilities. Washington, Marob 22. — The probable effect of tbe death of Justice Matthews upon tho length of the special Mission of the .Senate was discussed at the capitol to-day. Henat r Sherman’s announcement yester day that the Pre-ident would be enabled to let the souators go home next week wo* re ceivi and with great satisfaction bv the sen at rs—a largo majority—who wore dssirous of le iving Washington, and it seeme t that final adjourmnem c uid be had next Thurs day or Fridav. ’Vut, the sad event of to-day may cause a postponement. MUST FILL THE VACANCY. Said one senator to-day: “I do not see how we can get away next week. The fill ing of this vacancy on the suprem* bench is an important matter and the Pendent will want time to con-idor it can-full “Can’t it go over till fall!” was asked. “The c >urt nas b en without the presence of Ju-tice Matthews for almost a year, aud it will shortly adjourn.” “They adjourn,” responded tho senstor, “to go on their circuits and it is there that the services of the sssociate justices are in demand for ti e expedition of business.” SUCCESSION POSSIBILITIES. President Ha rison has not said yet that ho will appoint a successor to Justice Matthews before the supremo court ad j mrus in May, but already public men aro talking about the appointment, indeed they have been doing so all winter, for no one thought that Justice Matthews would live to take his seat upon the bench again, ou account of his prominence before the Chi cago convention quite as much as on ac count of his ability, learning aud public service. Gen. Gresham, ex-Postmascer General, ex-S-crata l y of the Treasury an i now circuit judge at Chic ‘go, is in -ntionod first as the pro iable successor of Justice Matthews by almost everybody who speaks of it. WOULD SHELVE GRESHAM. Its obvi us motive on President Harrison’s part would I eto shelve Judge Gresham so that he will not have to fight tor Indiana's support in 1892. At the same time he c mid reward his friend District Judge Woods, of Indianapolis by premoti ig him to 1-e circuit judge in Judge Gresham's place and then ap point John M. Butler,ex-seustor McDonald’s law partner, or Mr. Elam, hit own remain ing law partner, district, judge. Attorney General Miller is next, sooke t of, but most people think that President Har ris in could hardly give his law partner such a jump as that. SENATORS SPOKEN OF. Several senators are spoken of. They are Messrs. Hoar of Massachuse ts, Edtnunlsof Vermont and Everts of New York, anyone of wuom it is believed would" accept with pleasure. All the n.on mention and above the outside of the seventh judical circuit, from which Justice Matt lews was a>- jiointed an i in which he served. It embra ces the district of Southern Ohio. Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Kmi tacky and Eastern, Mid lie, and Western Tennesseo. Tne republicans of Ohio and of Michigan, who are unreore e ited ou tie supreme court bench, will undoubtedly urge that Justice Matthews’ successor should be appointed from their state. 80 far Jaco i D. Case is tbe only man from O do mentioned, and Thomas M. Cooley the only one from Michigan. John Sherman could have the place, probably, if he wat ted it, but he would not make room for Gjv. Foraker. A CITY HALL BURNED. Ths Building Also Used as a Theater and for Other Purposes Dover, N. H., March 22. —At 2.30 o’clock this in rning fire was discovered near the furnace under the court room in the city hall building and quickly enveloped the en tire building in which were tho police station, all the citv and county offices, the police court room, the aid 'rmanic anti council chambers, the high school, cadets’ arm ry, and city opera house with a seating oapswity of 1,000. The fire department responded promp ly but the fire in the city hll was beyond con trol and spread through the whole building by the ventilators, soon rendering the structure a mass of smoking ruins. The walls lie flat, and the building is totally de-troyod. The Belknap church property, close by, ha 1 its oof bar ed IT and steeple destroyed, with consi lerabie other damage to the in terior by water. St. Thomas’ Episcopal church got afire several times, but was saved, with small damage. Glitlden’s block was badly damaged by water, as were also tho stores of J. R. Hig gins and John Griffin. The city hall was built in 1867, anil, with its improvements, cost *71,000. Tho insur ance is 125,000. casualties to firemen. There was a number of casualties to fire men. Hugh Hunnan was struck by bricks on the head and had his cheek bone brok n and was otherwi-e bruised. James Varney -asbadly turned by a piece of blazi g timber striking him on the neck and pinning him to the ground. David Ha timond of the hook and ladder truck had a foot crushrii, and Samuel Abbot will probtbly lose an eye, having been struck iu the face by a powerful stream of water. The damage to tho city and county rec ords stored in the vaults beneath the build ing cannot bo learned. Panic at a - ire. Heroic Men Favo All but One of a Factory’s 200 Girl Employes. St. Louis, March 22. —At 3 o’clock this afternoon, fire occurred in the Standard Bagging Factory. A wild panic enruotl among the 200 employes, most of whom wore girls. A rush was mad) for tho nar row stairway, but before half the number could escape they found themselves cut off by the heat and smoke. A fe w man em p oyed in the building worked bravely, and succeeded In leading tbe panic-stricken girls through t..e smoke and flames to a place whore they could drop out to adjoin ing buildi .gs, and all were saved with the exception of Ada Lsbrecht, who was found horribly burned. a hero’s fearful jump. Charles Gufrau, a middle-aged man, worked heroically in getting tbe Kiris out of the burning building. H remained on the third floor ton long, and when lie turned to got out fou and all means of e-cape < ut off save by the window, lie took his only chance, jumped, end was terribly injured by the fall, but will not die. BOLD BABALDNA. The Notorious Mexicon Outlaw Make* Another Raid Into Texas. Chicago, March 23.— A dispatch from Rio Orando City, Tex., says: “Santos Basaltlna, a notorious Mexican outlaw, croesod the river into this county Monday with a band of fifteen raiders. Sheriff Seely and Capt. Bu ke, with a party of rangers, started in pursuit. They over hauled Bosaldna aud ins gung on the bauk of the river Just preparing to cross. A hot fight took plaoe, and two Mexicans were killed while fording the river. The rest reached the other side in safety. Two of the rangers were wounded. Bosaldna was oue of tne leaders in the Juan Garcia ab duction. It Is b-lieved he intendod to ad duct a ranchman of this county.” An Extension of Cnsdlt Aeknd. Shreveport, La., March 22.-3. W. Conway Sc < ’o., wholesale hardware dealers have applied for an extension of o e. two and three y--nrs. Tholr a -ell are *150,990 i and their liabilities 199,900. WEBSTER ON THE COALS. HARCOURT BREAKS A LANCE WITH HIM IN THE COMMONS. A Point Blank Question as to the Letter in Which Pigrott Exposed His Vulnerability by Admitting 1 that He Couldn’t -stand Cross-Examination— Webster Refuses to Answer. London, March 23. —In the House of Commons to-day Sir William Vernon Har court, resuming the discussion regarding the Parnell commission, declared that At torney General Webster’s identification with the commission had destroyed the im pression that the government would tie itn partuil and has add ’d weight to tho Times’ charges. If the attorney general had not advis and the government, parliament should uot vote a salary for services lie had not performed. He condemned the a'torney general's apology for Pigott’s forgeries as mean, contemptible and disgraceful, and expressed the hope that he would make a better apology. Webster’s reply. Attorney General Webster replied that bit for the duty he owed those who trusted him h > would not have noticed the charges made by Sir Harcourt. If ho were capa ble of the conduct imputed to him lie would De a disgrace to the English bar. He was private counsel for the Times. It was im material whether he had been right o "r ng in assuming that position, although it was doubtful whether he bad been pru dent. A QUESTION DIRECT. Sir William Vernon Hnrcort wanted to know whether the attorney general had a letter in which Pigott, admitted his inabil ity to stand oi oss-exa ninatlon. If Mr. Soames had that, letter aud kept it from the knowledge of the attorney general e (Sir Harcourt) had no hesitation in saving tha' tho name of Soames ought to be struck off the rolls. The attorney general would doub less now tell the II uto when ho first learned of Pigott’s character, and whether he was informed w eh Houston burned Pigo t’s corre-poude ,ce. FRICTIONAL FEELING. In the course of the attorney-general’s reply the chairman called upon Xavier O’Brien to re ire, for interrup ing. Mr. O'Brien denied that he hail opened his month. The chairman repeating tha order to retire, Mr. Pinkerton cornu orated Mr. O’Brien, declaring that ho hal been silent. T. P. O’Connor thereupon protested against the cuairniac’s putting the lie to an ho ora!,lo member without a i inquiry. Tho chairman accepted the disclaimer, adding that Mr. O’Brien could not deny having repeatedly interrupted loudly, and warning him not to repeat such conduct. WEBSTER DECLINES TO ANSWER. The attorney general, continuing, de clined absolutely to say whether he had advised the gover imont on any point. None knew better than Sir Harcourt that ho could not answer such a question. But he had never vouched to t o government for lie aut enticity of the letters. Sir Harcourt ought to kuo-v no counsel vouched for the truth of what tie proposed to prove bv evidence. Sir Harconrt’s argument that c iunset ought to satisfy himself of the ac curacy of the statement a witness would make was preposterous. SUGGESTIONS TURNED INTO ACCUSATIONS. He acc i-eil Sir Harcourt of asking the questions in thi* manner because he knew that a certain portion of the p e<s was only too ready to turn suggestions into accusa tions. For instance, t ere was his question as to whether tbe attorney general suggested that Pigott should <c Daly. He never heard of the visit till two nights ago. R -garding Pigott, the at orney general argued that ho had ne right to keep him from the witness box because he said he l c uld not stand cross-examiua tio . He had informed tho commnssiofl, a :d hd put Pigott’* letter ip Sir Charles Russell's bands five days before Pigott went into the box. [Loud ministerial cheers.] Would the committee believe that Sir Charles Russell had akod that tho le tJr sir uld not bo read till Pigott went into the box.’ [Laughter.] THE AUTHOR OF THE APOLOGY. He protested strongly against Sir Will iam’s reference to Mr. Soames, who uas not there to answ- r charges. In reference to Sir William’s statement that the limes' apology could only have been written by a petlif gging, cozening knave, t >at knave stood before tbjni at the present moment. [Conservative cheers.] In conclu-ion, he assured tbe gent'o men opposite that all the charge* made against, him had failed to give him the slightest anxiety or a single sleepless night. If the further cliarg s promised against, him were no < rso than those brought to-night, ho was bound to confess that in his own opinion the part he had played in lie Inst le-v m mths would not be tbe least credit able portion of his career. PARNELL IN THE FRAY. Messrs. O’Oo nor and Labouchere hav ing spoken, Mr. Parnell said he should not have intervened but that iu the language of Attorney-Genera! Webster and in tbe shouts of iiis supporters tuere htid been some faint echo of Lod Salis bury’s equivocal language in res[)ct to the forged lette s. If Lord SalGbuy slitl chose to piii the relic of his faitli to tho letters the con so pienoe would be upo i his ow i head. In tho witness box bo (Mr. Parnell) had testified under oath that ho had neither signed, written, autho - izod, u r known of any of the )e ters, and Attorney General Webster had not vent ured to put to him a single question. Was there any member who would venture to express any doubt now that tho letters were forgeries? CALLS For FOWLER. Ilore there were loud cries for Mr. Fow ler, who, Mr. O’Connor siid, had x ,rosed doulrtr, but Mr. Fowler did not re-p lid, whereupon Mr. O’Connor exclaimed “He’s a coward.” But he subsequently withdrew hi- expression at the request of the chair. Mr. Ja lies followed, expressing satisfac tion at tho manner in wi ioh Attorney Gen eral Webster had answered these charges. Mr. Motley exerted thut H r Charles Russell ba i authorise l him [ooamrra in c: iB of “Where is he,”] to btate that he was entirely iu accord with the opposition in the actio i that they were takii g. He maintained that Attorney Genet al VVebeter bail failed to answer tbe chargee Mr. Gladstone, Hir Charles Itu-sell and Messrs. I>oc iwood ntid Asquith were absent, Messrs. .Soames aud W alter were in the gal lerv during the debate. Mr. Redmond's motion to reduce the at torney general’* salary was rejeoted by a vote of 286 to 296. Hlx of the Pamellito counsel on tho com missi in, as well as several liberal lawtye *, a stained from <aki g part iu the division. H A RTf NOTON ’N ASSURANCE. Lord Hunington, in an address be fore the council of liberal unionists to-day, said that tbe home rulers need not hope to reverse the judgment given by the people at the la*t general election. The raucor shown by Ha opponents dispelled the siiggestio i that the liberal unionist party was decaying. John Bright Worse. London, Match 22.—John Bright’s con dition is w„rse. lie passed a bad uight, A WHITE BO JK ON SAMOA. Consul KnapDe's Courao Not in Ac cord With Germany’s Policy. Berlin, March 22. —The government has issued a white book on Samoan affairs. It shows that on March 9, Prince Bismarck wrote to Herr Stebel, the newly-appointed consul of Germany to Samoa, describing the conduct f I)r. Knappe, his predecessor in office, as lucking in calmness and cool- • ness, and as c ntrary to the hues of Em- \ peror William’s policy, with which I >r. ' Knappe had been well acquainted. Dr. Knappe, Prince Bismarck wrote, appar ently 1 t his bead owing to a letter from Herr Brandons, Tamasese’s prime minister, which was published in the last whi e hook, and the presence of three men-of-war at Samoa. THE ANNEXATION PROPOSAL. Referring to Dr. Kuappe’s subsequent pro posal to annex Samoa, Prince Bismai ck reiterates his view th it to sank to effect a change in the political situation in Samoa without tlie c nsent of England and Amer ica would not accord wtih treaty arrange ments. Dr. Knapi >e’s action, reverting to the question of annexation is incomprehensible because his experience aid instruct! ns ought to havo shown him that his desire to annex Samoa wa* opposed to the policy conducted by the choneollor in conformity with the emperor’s intentions. T)r. Knappe justified tho arrest of an Englishman named Onllion on the ground that the latter had recommended Mataafa to apply to Mr. Grey, ex-govorre r of New Zealand, for assistance. Investiga ion proved that, Gal lie i w s not aware of the significance of his acts. NOT AUTHORIZED TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW. Prince Bismarck, in his letter to Herr Steubel, further said that Dr. Knappe was neither authorized to declare war nor m rtial law, a id, in any case, there could be uo question of ontorcing the latter against foreigners. His conduct, both to ward the agents of oiher powers and the natives, lacked the calmness and coolness indispensable with the treatment of inter national questions. His repeated i rtlcial s sumptinn that the German government had authorized suoh procedure on his part rests cn a willful misconception or mistake, which it is difficult to explain. ANTOINE BANQUETED. Frenchmen Urged to Cease Their Fratricidal Conflicts. Paris, March 22. —A banquet wasgivon in honor of M. Antoine this evening. Among those present were forty deputies and senators. In a speech M. Antoine said: “Cease to torture yourselves. Defend the republic and preserve liberty, which will permit you to hope for everything and render impossible advent ures which are hazardous and deadly for the country. Alsace-L irraine suffers from your dissensions, and will perish through your fratricidal conflicts over party lines.” THE POPE AND BOULANOER. London, March 2d, 4a. m.—lt is under stood that t e French agent at the Vatican, in obedience to instructions from his gov ernment, has made a complaint io the pope of the support which is given Gen. Bou langer by the French clergy. In reply, the pope is reported to have said that It would be impossible for him to interfere in the matter. Tendered Their Resignations. Vienna, Mutch 22. —It is reported that Count von Taafe, the Austrian premier, and Count Kalnoky, the imperial foreign minister, have tendered their resignations, owing to the dispute between Austria and Greece. THE RUMOR UNCONFIRMED. London, March 23, 4 a. m.—None of the morning papers has received any informa tion co iArming the Vienna tumor tmt C unt von Taafe and Count Kalnoky had te ditred their resignations, nor lias the Reuter’s T elegram Company received any thing on the subject. China's FearfVil Famine. Shanohai, March 22. —Tue number of deaths caused by the famine in Shantung is appalling. Many of tue inhabitants are committing suicide through despondency, there still being three mouths to wait for the harvest. China and Corea. London, March 23, 4 a. m.— The Stand ard’s Hhai g mi cor espoudent says: “Interviews between LI Hung Chang and Mr. Dennv have resulted in an ainlcubie understanding between China and Corea.” Hungarian Cabinet Changes. London, March 22. —The Pesth corre eponde tof the Venn says that Premier 1 isza intends to take the Interior portfolio, resigning the portfolio of fi lance to Herr Weekerie. Baseball at Manchester. Manchester, March 22. —The Chicago and All-America base ball teams played here to-day. The score was: Chicago, 0; All-America, 7. Rio Janeiro's Fever Abating. London. March 23.—A dispatch from Rio Janeiro announces that fever is abat ing, and that rain is fulling. NEW JiiilSY’S 810 BLOW. The 6torm f-'tricken People Beady to Escape In Boats. Atlantic City, N. J., March 22.—The storm here is aba ing and the water is re ceding. The storm center to-day was Brig antine and Poiers Beach, the latter place being the cause of much anxiety among the inhabitants of ihe inlet district. Others watched ail day the Peters House, also three miles away, standing isolated out in the ocean with out any laud visible arou and. Chailes Smith, the proprietor, and his wife, are keeping their 1 mely vigil with boats ready in which to make their e.cnpo in ca e the threatened col npso of their home tak"* place. The foundation was partly wanned •war yesterday. The few people at Bripus ti e have been living almost entirely in boats since the storm began, their homes being submerged. A light ship in distress. Del aw akb Brf,akwater, Del., March 22.—The tug Argonaut report* the live fathom light ship anchored four miles east northeast of Fe i ick’s light bouse. The sea was braking so that the tug was unable to get to ber. SHOWN OKLAHOMA’S DOOR. Soldiers Removing the Boomers as Fast as Possible. Wichita, Kas., Maroh 23. About 100 boomers left the northern part of the terri tory yesterday for their respective homes, having been conducted to the state line by soldiers. Ti ey say they will return next month. About 300 boomers Rave boon brought to the state line, while fully that number has beou taken t i Purcell. There are many huudred boomers yet hiding in Oklahoma, and there are fiesi arrivals every day. The soldiers are eacortiug them out as fast as possible. I DAILY. *lO A YKAR, I i 5 OBNTBAOOPY. I I WEEKLY,A YEAR I A BIG ROW IN THE STRIKE STONES THROWN AND A PISTOL SHOT FIRED. The Riot the Result of Taunting Cries with Which the Strikers Greeted Hands Quitting Work—No One Fa tally injured—Work Unpaid for Still on the Looms. Fall River, Mass., March 22.—The Durfee and tho I'occasset mills reported this morning a larger number of looms run ning than at. any time since the strike, but at tho other mills the situation rema n, the same, and the number running is not enough to affect the strike. There were some expeciations of a break this m irniig, but they wore not realized. The strikers held a mass meeting on the nark this in >rn ing and the attendance showed no change. The members ”f the executive committee explained the occasion of the visit of Mr. Barry of tho state board of arbitration yes terday, and ihe failure of the efforts of tbe board to settio tho strike through the re fusal of the manufacturers to make any compromise. A CRITICAL TIME. Secretary Connelly said: “This is a crit ical time. The manufacturers ignored your appeal. They have now ignored the authority of the state board of arbitration. We have right on our side. We have made a statement of our position and the nia ,u --facturers cannot reply to it. The question is, what ae we going to do) (shall we con tinue the fight? [Shouts of “Yes! Fight!'l Shall we continue on th plan proviso 1 by the executive committee? [Shout: of “Yes!” ASSISTANCE expected. “Wo have the support of all the cotton operativeß in tho country, and receive en couragement and assistance. We want to impress upon you ttie necessity of standing firmer than ever ext Monday morning, as tho manufacturers expect to’see a bra ik then. The manufacturers hope to starve you into submission, but we expect to re ceive assistance enough to enable you to continue the struggle." Other tnemb ts of the executive commit tee gave euo waging reports of the results of the first day’s work of the collectors. Another meeting will ba held Monday morning. a riot at the seaconnet. Tno first serious tr üblo of the strike oc curred to-night at the Seaconnet mill. This in 11 is tho only one which has made a deter mined attempt to run with “knobstick" help, and the strikers there nave Inn the only ones in the city to gather about the mill to make any disturbance. At a meet ing of the strikers this even ing it was found that there was considerable defection from the ranks, and when the mill shut down to-uigbt tho crowd near the mill gates and along tho streets in the vicinity numbered ove 1,000. As the working weavers came out they were greeted with cries of derision in Fre oh and English. Police followed close after the strik rs to keep the crowd at a distance. Finally the “knobsticks” replied to the taunts in kind. This was followed by a volley of stones from the crowd, one of which struck a “knobstick’s” head. A PISTOL FIRED. A man beside him immediately turned and fired a pistol in the direction of the crowd, bleb promptly scattered and re plied with another volley of stones. The police seized the man with the pi tol in his band and hurried him to the station. No <ne has been found that whs injured by tho bullet, altuough several were reported injured by stones. At the station the man ni rested gave his name as l-owis Point©. The mill overseer found bail for him. There were 5.38 loom* run ning at the mill today, with indications that the greaier portion of the weaver looms would be running to-morrow. CLOTH LEFT IN THE LOOMS. One thing that the mill men figure on id anticipating a break m the strike is that in the mills where the weavers are he ir paid, the st ikers bad lost considerable cloth in the! looms. The cloth is not paid for until off tho looms and where a weaver is running eight looms, it is usually the rase that sev eral looms out of this number have cuts nearly finished. This is the case at present, and the sinkers have altogether several thousand dollars in wages still tied up in the idle looms. WILL OO TO THE FINISHER. This pay will go to the weavers who take these looms, and the strikers, especially those who have the best places, are natur ally anxious to get their ol 1 places back when the strike ends. Hhrewd manufac turer * are taking advantage of this fa ding to induce weavers to jet irn. At the Beu cin.iet mill -ome we ivers were sent into tho mill and set to work. The report spread and several strikers at once applied tor their old places and went to work. CHICAGO'S CONSOLIDATION. A Circular to the Stockholders of the Big Steel Concerns. Chicago, March 22. —Circulars to the stockholders of tho North Chicago Rolling Mill Company, the Union Sti-el Company and the Joliet Steel Company, calling a special meeting for May with a view of tneir consolidation iuto one co certi, have been issued. O. W. Potter, president of the first named company.Jgave some additional particulars abort the matter to a reporter. He said that the consolidation was practically effected; that it had received the assent of the holders of a majority of . e stock of all the c >m panies, an I that all the preliminaries were so well forwarded that within two davs after the formal vo e to cons lidate, the three concerns would be working as one. IN REALITY A PURCHASE. “AVill it be really a consolidation, or • Imrchase of the Union and Jo iot companies >y the North Chicago f” asked the re porter. “l h Joliet will he bought. In all likeli ho and, the Union will also be bought. Tho purchaser will not he the North Chicago, but a now concern, which is' to replace all ttireo. Of ciu so the North Chicago stock holders will bo the principal owu3rs of ths ne.v concern.” "How will the capital stock of ths new c imiia y be represented?” “Fifteen million and liars of it will repr* sent the combiuod plan sof the three com panies. Five million dollars sill be (n cash as working capital. Five milliou dollar! will remain unissued in the hands of the treasurer to he used in making such changes as oe. as on will require Tue total capital stock will thus be 925,000,0! 0." OLD CITIZENB’ BANK BONDS. Exceptions Filed to • Full Brought at New Orleans. New Orleans, March 22.—The attorney general has filed exceptions to the suit of Hope & Cos., of Amsterdam, brought to compel the boa and of liquidation to fund |4,OOU,OCW of Old Citizens’ Bank bo (is. Ths exreptious are: First.no cause of action) second, no application has ever been mads 1 1 the board to fund tha bonds; third, tho board cannot ap ear as da endanta for the state; fourth, tue plaintiffs have mistaken their remedy, If they have any.