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J Established 1880. Inoohporated 1886. V } J. H. ESTILL, President. ) POLITICS IN POSTOFFICES democrats in fourth-class berths must get out. Clarkson Making- Them Walk the Plank at a Lively Rate In Order to Put in Partisans of His Own Stripe- Removals from Presidential Offices to be Made Only for Cause. Washington, March 25.—First Assist ant Postmaster General Clarkson is re moving fourth class postmasters for being democrats and appointing republicans to their plac°s for being republicans for being republicans at the rate of a score a day, and expects to make changes more and more rapidly as he gets his office machinery into better working order. Changes in the presidential postofflces will only be made tor substantial cause. “Offensive partisan ship” will not do as a charge. MUST BE AN OFFICIAL SHORTCOMING. It must be a charge affecting the official conduct of the postoffice or the personal conduct of the postmaster. Postmaster General Wanamaker, like the heads of the other departments, has been giving this information out ever since the determination was reac led in the cabinet meeting on Friday last to all inquirers after the offices having terms where the terms have not expired. Appointments will be made only to fill vaca id ■*, and va cancies will be created only for substantial reasons. This is the rule which is sending the office-seekers h >me by every train. In a week there will be very few visitors at the white house or the departments, except senators aud represent tives who will, of course, still continue to file applications. THE PONTIAC INCIDENT. The fact that the President and Postmas ter General removed the postmaster at Pontiac, 111., early last week for Repre sentative Payson ' simply on the naked charge of offensive partisanship en couraged senators and representa tives to pile up similar charges of offensive partisanship against postmas ters in their states. Since Friday the Pres ident and Postmaster General have told them all that these charges are useless and that no changes will be made in those cases. Allusions to the Pontiac case calls forth the explanation that the matter has baen recon sidered. MAHONE CALLS ON QUAY. The Erstwhile Boss Trying to Save Something From the Wreck. Washington, March 25.— Gen. Mahone called on Senator Quay this evening to ask his advice, and aid in the effort he is now making to save some patronage out of the Virginia wreck. Senator Quay promised to do what he could for Gen. Mahone with First Assistant Post master General Clarks in. S. A. Grover who was yes onlay appointed postmaster at Waterford, Va., was removed from that office some years ago at the in stance of Gen. Mahone, then a senator. His appointment has given great pleasure to the anti-Mahone republicans, who claim that it shows how the Virginia patronage will be disposed of. NOYES’ CHANCES GOOD. He Has a Satisfactory Interview with the President. Washington, March 25.—1 t seems to be generally expected that the President will appoint ex-Speaker Noyes of Massachusetts interstate commerce commissioner vice Commissioner Walker. He had a satisfac tory interview with the President when presented to him by Senator Hoar to-day. The President asked Mr. Noyes whether he was a lawyer and intimated that he w uld appoint no o o but a lawyer. “I have beon trying to be a lawyer for twenty-five years,” said Mr. Noyes. Windrim Accepts. Washington, March 25.—James H. Windrim, the newly appointed supervising architect of the treasury, has accepted tho appointment and will enter upon his duties Wednesday. The resigntaion of Mr. Freret, the incumbent, was voluntary, having been tendered informally soon after the administration changed, with those of other subordinate officers of the department. New's Confirmation Expected. Washington, March 25.— John C. New appeared before tho committee on com merce to-day and refuted the charges brought against him. His friends say tuat the committee agreed unanimously to fsoommend his confirmation. FUNERAL OF THE JUSTICE. President Harrison and His Cabinet Among Those Attending. Washington, March 25.—The funeral services over the remains of the late Asso ciate Justice Matthews were held this after loon at his late residence, Dr. Hamlin and I*r. Leonard officiating. President Harri son and his cabinet, the juitices of the supreme court, many mem! ers of congress sod other prominent persons were present, •'iter the services, the remains were Aten 1 1 the Baltimore and Ohio tailroad te conveyed to GlendaL, O. Tho funeral P, rt J accompanying the remains to Ohio “‘lea two Pullman cars. Besides the rela ,‘ tes of the deceasod, of whom there was a Mge tmm er, the party embraced Justices Umar, Blatchford, Gray and Harlan, Re nter J, Bancroft Davis, Marshal of the '*• Wright, and Assistant 3 o clock 6arc * on ' The tr ain departed at ACCEPTANCE OF THE YORK TOWN. Secretary Tracy Approves the Board’s Report. KASHtNOTGN, March 25.—The Secretary , Navy has approved tho report of the ; bl,arrl of the Yorktown.and the vessel, iKUng fittings aud machinery, except sLS* electric ligating plant, will be 12 1 am ’ “inject to a special reserve of ijiiJJy to a further reservation of tia l n° be lel< * untl * t,le lighting plant 'ranm an, t tested. Messrs. wi | & Sons are required before the Uidnr!ii T ?* t 'eir yards to pUco on board I*, n*,t® pieces and other articles bo o '! , v * ss el. And at as early a day ttan-u t l < ' & l , le to deliver her to tbe coni* !, h ? league Island navy yard, loth,. h, W 1 foriUtt "Taccepted, subject “ above men tinned conditions. All Soreno In Samoa. asbinqtoj,, March 25.-Reports bv s.fc n nni u ®. Imv >’ department from Capt. Siatr, commanding the United Suij.- ™ ame r Vandal la, and Comtnandor Apia R commanding the Nipslc, both at JHrts to con fi r m the telegraphic re- I: * tberet? A * ,ociat °d I’ress, but n,kl uotb ty Bond Purchases. **£'Z? ro ’’ March 25.-The bond of* A*i ware accepted. The Morning News. MILITARY INSTRUCTION. The Rules Governing the Detailing of Army Officers. Washington, March 25. —Maj. Gen. Bchofleid has issued a general order, based on a recent act of congress, increasing the number of officers who may be detailed to duty in colleges, and promulgating a set of regulations prescribed by the President under the law. These regulations pro vide, in brief, as follows: Asa rule, captains of companies, regimental staff officers or officers who have served less than three yea. s with their regiments or corps, or who have recently comp et 'd a tour of detached duty, will not be eligible. No details will be made that will leave a battery, trooo or com pany without two officers for duty. The period of detail will be three years. No officer will be detailed except upon application from a representative of t e college. Applications for details must be made to the Secretary of War and should be accompanied by a cortiflcate as to the number of male students in the col lege. Offi ers may file applications for de tail with the adjutant general. ISSUANCE OF ARMS. The Secretary of War has prescribed regulations governing the issue of arms for military instruction at colleges under which each college or university where an army officer is stationed will be allowed two three-inch rifled guns of wroug t iron valued at <450 each, two carriages and ap purtenances, 150 Springfield cadet rifles, and a corresponding number of bayonets, scabbards and append ages. Colleges are required to give a bond equal to double the value of the arms furnished. Am.i uniti in will be supplied as follows: Ote hundred blank cart idges and 300 primers for 3-inch guns, and 50 rifle ball cartridges for each cadet engaged in target practice. A RAILROAD DECISION. The Interstate Commerce Commission Hands it Down. Washington, March 25.—A decision was filed to-day by the interstate commerce commission in the case of the Littlo Rock and Memphis Railroad Compauy against the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern and East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Companies. It is to the effec that while under the present English legislation the Little Rock and Memphis company would undoubtedly be admitted to partici pate ill through passenger business between points east of Memphis and points west of Little Rock at through rates; and while it was apparently the intention of congress to incorporate the substance of tho English law, in this respect, imo the third section of the act to regulate com merce, nevertheless, in failing to provide the necessary machinery for the formation of a through route aud apportionment or d.vision of the through rate, congress has left this part of the third section practically inoperative without co-operation on the art of the carriers themselves. Recom mendations for an amendment to the law, designed to meet this difficulty, were made in the second animal report of tho commis sion, and those recommendations are re newed. NAVAL OFFICERS IRITATED. They Want a New Commander at the New York Celebration. Washington, March 25.—N0 little dis satisfaction is felt among naval officers over the details of the programme for the celebration of the Washington inaugural centennial in New York next month. Ac cording to the programme the army and navy are to figure prominently in the demonstration. Major General Schofield.the highest commanding gene al of the service, has been selected to take charge of the mili tary forces, and against that sele tiou no criticism is made. But naval officers com plain that their branch of the service, which will make an exhibition of particular interest, because of its comparison of the old and new navy, has been placed in charge of a retired a my officer. They argue that the naval officer of the higheit rank should have been chosen to match the selection of Maj. Gen. Schofield, an t they have i egu i an agitation to have Admiral Jouett replace the retired army officer iti command of the naval demonstration. LYDECKER ON TRIAL. His Responsibility for the Aqueduct Fraud the Issue. Washington, March 25.—A court-mar tial was convened at the war department this morning for the trial of Maj. G. J. Lydecker, corps of engineers, on charges arising out of the failure of the aqueduct tunnel. Maj. Lydecker was represented by his counsel, Gov. Boutwell. ihe proceed ings opened this moraine w ith the reading oi’J the order convening the court and the charge—neglect of duty to the preju dice of good order and discipline—which is supported by six specifications which set out the faulty work in the tunnel aud the failure of the defendant to exercise due care in its superintendence. The trial promises to occupy considerable time. CLEVELAND IN CUBA. He Goes for a Visit to the Famous Santa Rosa Estate. Havana, March 25. -Ex-President Cleve land end party have bran visitod by both the intend eut of the treasury and the director general of marine. The tourists started yesterday for the Santa Rosa estate belonging to Senor Mier. Tney are ex pected to return to this city to-day;. Kx- Postmaster General Dickinson remained at the Pasaja hotel, boing slightly indisposed. He is entirely well again, however. SHOT DOWN AT A DEPOT. An Infuriated Husband Kills a Man Who Remonstrated With Him. Louisville, Ky., March 25.—Near Mt. Vernon Saturday, James Baker shot aud mortally wounded Moses Gatliffe, GatlifTe's wife had run away with another man. Gatliffe pursued mid recaptured her. At the depot where they were to take a train he begun beating her. Baker remonstrated and Gatliffe shot at him. Baker then shot Gatliffe wounding him fatally, and surrend ered to the sheriff. COLLAPSE OF A BUILDING. One Man Killed Instantly and Two Severely Injured. Binghampton, N. Y., March 25.—A three-story brick block in process of con struction suddenly collapsed in this city this morning. About a dozen workmen ere in the building. Fred Purcell, a tiusmith, was killed instantly. Two others were seriously injured. The others escaped without in jury. strike* Increasing In Germany. Berlin, March 25.—Tho labor movement is spreading throughout Germany. Many •trikes are reported in the provinces. SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1880. PANAMA’S EMPTY POCKET OVER 5,000 MEN WILL HAVE GONE WITHIN A MONTH. Commercial Matters in Bad Condition All Oyer the Isthmus—The Govern ment Suspends Payments on Ac count of Its Debt—A Petition for a Reduction in Taxation. Panama, March 18.—The condition of affairs on the isthmus has been crit cal for some weeks past, as already reported, and everything has worn a gloomy aspect. Thousands of men were thrown out of work, and similar results ensued to those which occur anywhere in work st ps and thousands are left with thair hands in pock ets which contain no money. Fortunately, emigration on an exte sive scale has en sued, and it is expected that before a month will have elapsed, at least 5,000 men will have been sent hence. COMMERCE IN BAD SHAPE. Commercial matters all over the isthmus are in bad condition and there is little busi ness doing. Colon storekeepers and dealers have united in petitioning for a reduction of all kinds of taxes, owing to the complete stoppage of trade in the city. In the city of Panama things are much in the same con dition. A meeting has been held at which Panamanians and foreigners of different nationalities alike spoke, and a decision was reached that the supreme government 1 e petitione 1 to reduce the commercial contri bution, which is enormously high as com pared with the amount of business which is being done. PAYMENT OF THE DEBT SUSPENDED. An instance of the condition of affairs has been given by Gov. Aycardi, who has issued a decree suspending the payment of the debt of the former smte of Pauama, and effecting other economies. Gov. Ay cardi states that these measures have been adopted owing to the suspension of work on the canal having reduced the receipts of the government, which will be further diminished owing to the receipts from taxes similarly falling off. RAILROAD TRAFFIC CURTAILED. In consequence of the collapse of the local freight and passenger traffic o the Panama railroad the number of employees has beon considerably reduced. At presentonly two passenger and two freight trains cross the line daily from either end. This reduction in traffic is of course due to the stoppage of canal work. A 810 DEAL The Hewltt-Cooper Party Buy Out a Large Corporation. St. Louis, March 25. —Information cones from Florence, Ala., that the con trolling interest in the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway Company, has been sold to Abram 8. Hewitt, Edward Cooper, Mr. Murphy and others of New York city. The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway Com pany is the largest and wealthiest corpora tion doing business in the south, being a cansolidation of the Pratt Coal and Coke Company, the Coaltiurg Coal and Railroad Company, and one or two other important companies. EXTENSIVE POSSESSIONS. They own millions of acres of coal and iron lands, besides the famous Pratt and Coalburg mines near Birmingham, several important branches aud mineral railroads of Alabama and Tennessee, and besides large blocks of stocks of several f the principal furnaces in the two states. A private telegram vouches for the correct ness of this information, while Nathaniel Baxter, Jr., of Nashville, president of the company, is re orted as disclaiming all knowledge of such a transaction. How ever, he does uot positively state that the sale Las not been made. It is said the com pany will meet and elect an entirely new board of directors on April 1. NAVY YARD SITES. The Inspecting Conmlsaion Arrives at Mobile. Mobile, Ala., March 25.—A commission consisting of Commodore W. P. McCann, Capt. Robert Boyd, Lieutenant Commander W. H. Browuson aud Lieut. Duncan Ken nedy, charged with selecting a site for a Davy yard on the Atlantic or Gulf coast, arrived here from Pen sacola yesterday, and spent to-day in receiving reports prepared by the com mercial bodies upon the suitability of Mount Vernon, on the Alabama river, for a navy yard. The com mission was given a very warm welcome, Senator Morgan and Representative H. A, Herbert and dele gations from Selma and Montgomery assist ing. The commission will visit Mount Ver non to-morrow. They were dined and given a reception to-night, and will go to New Orleans Tuesday afternoon. READING’S IRON WORKB. Extravagance In the Management Helped Bring on the Crash. Philadelphia, Pa., March 25. —An aft ernoon paper says the Reading Iron Works will probably pass into the hands of a re ceiver in a short time, aud the creditors will then, if the business is economically man aged, recover something from the wreck. A receivership is believed to be tho only solution of the difficulty. The plant is very valuable and cannot shut down except at a sacrifice of all the interests concerned. The appomtmeut of a good strong man ns re ceiver, with full power to conduct the busi ness, will enable the creditors to recover a part of the loss due by the bankrupt con cern. EXTRAVAGANT MANAGEMENT. The meeting of creditors held last week resulted iu some startling disclosures, and it was said to-day that the directors are coming in for a share of the censure attach ing to the management for the failure. It has been state 1 that tho failure was due to the general depression in busi ness, and low prices, but this is not wholly true. The concern has been very extravagantly manage], and vast sums of money have been wasted iu recent vears. The salaries over <I,OOO amount to noarly SIOO,OOO a year. Nearly all of this turn could have been saved, and will be saved under an economical receivership. E. W. Colt, president of the company, has beon getting <20,000 year aud Frank Ralston, tho soc.otary, <IO,OOO. There are a number of other bigh-snlaried officers, and this euorraous obligation of nearly <IOO,OOO a year has hel|ied to carry the company down. Killed by a Circular Saw. Denton, Md., March 25. —William Driver, a colored man employed at the mill of J. M. Anthony near riere, fell against a circular saw this morning. One of his arms was cut off at tho shoulder, and he died in ten minutes. A Mill Owner Assigns. Great Barrington, Mama, March 25. Frank W. Adams, proprietor of the Glen dale woolen mills, at Glendale, made an as signment Saturday to H. J. Duunow of Stockbridge. The amount of his liabilities is unknown. SHOT DEAD BY A MAD HUSBa.\D. The Slayer Claims His Victim Was About to strike Him. Indianapolis, March 25.—When John Clemons went home, in the southern part of the city, about 9:30 o’clock to-night and opened the door, he found his wife and P. B. L. Nowland sitting together in the room. Nowland, as Clemens entered the room, made a movement to strike the latter, when Clemens drew a revolver and fired twice, both bullets striking Nowland in vital parts and causing immediate death. This is ihe story of the killing as told I y Clemens, who is under arrest. Nowland was a son of J. H. B. Norland, an old aud well-known resident of the city. THE WOMAN FINALLY CONFESSES. Mrs. Clemens, who is also under arrest, at first denied any know ledge of Nowland, but afier telling a number of stories finally broke down and confessed that she had been criminally intimate with Nowland. The pair spent the early part of the night visiting wine rooms in the neigh borhood, after which they returned to Clemens’ house. When Clemens came heme he found the door locked. He was admitted by his wife, who had concealed Nowland in tbo rear room. Clemens greeted his wife affectionately and took a seat, and the tragedy tnignt have been avoided had not Nowland in some way made a noise which attracted the attention of Clemens. The latter rose on hearing the noise and Nowland, eeing he wa9 discovered, came from t ie rear room toward the room in which Clemens stood. Tne latter drew a revolver and fired twice, with the result above stated. Nowland was a married man, about 40 years old. His wife is a daughter of John B. Glover, onoe auditor of the state. KILLED HI3 STEPMOTHER. Cold Blooded Murder In the Woods of West Virginia. Baltimore, March 25.—A Charleston, W. Va., special to the Sun says: “Informa tion reached here to-day that last Saturday Thomas Woods, who lives ou Donnelly's Fork of Mud river, in Lincoln county, near Tornado postoffice, sent word to his stepmother, Mrs. Woodson Woo ls, that o e of her neighbors across the hill was sick aud wanted her to come immediately. Ho concealed himself behind a tree, near the path, to await her coming, and when she approached stepped out, fired a revolver full at her left breast, the bullet taking ef fect just below the nipple. Bhe foil to tho ground. THREW HER OVER A CLIFF. “To make sure of his work, Woods shot her again in the neck and afterwards dragged her t) a cliff near by and dropped her to tne ground below. onortly after wards she recovered sufficiently to give the alarm, which was heard by men getting out cross ties, who went to her assistance accompanied by Woods, who professed e tire ignorance of the matter. She was conscious, and related the story of the 6b Kiting, accusing Woods of being her a sassin, and died afterward. Woods is now in custody. The only known cause for the crime was a disagreement between him self and his stepmother in regard to a division of property belonging to his father. FIGHTING OUT A FEUD. Two Corpses ornament the Bcene of an Encounter in Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., March 25 —A special from Pineville to the Evening Times says: “The sequel to the arrest of Gen. Bowder by Jeff King, Alvis Turner and others, and the subsequent arrest and conveyance of Harvey Laurner and John Cadle to the Tazewell (Teun.) jail, and the arrest of John Cook Turner by Sowder’s friends on Friday and Saturday, was enaoted this morning two miles from town, on the Cumberland gap road. BULLETS FLY. “Alvis Turner and Jeff King were going toward the gap, anl James Burch was com ing to town, and the meeting was celebrated by Alvis Turner firing at Burch, the ball striking Buroh’.s gun. Burch returned the fire promptly, killing Alvis Turner. Theu King fired on Burch, killing him, and King beat a hasty retreat up Clear creek. The double tragedy was witnessed by two men at work in a field near by. PUBLIC EXCITEMENT. “Following the numer >us arrests of last week, just after the public mind was be coming quiet, considerable excitement has been aroused, but in view of the loose methods it the criminal court during the past year or two, the Winchester is believed to be doing good work. Alvis Turnor was a son of Jack Turner, and since his release on bond has been a leader. His death shuts off money from those who are before tne court” IOWA’S RAILROADS. Sworn Statements Show a Decrease in the Net Earnings. Des Moines, la., March 25.— Tho execu tive council has just completed the annual assessments of railroads doing business in lowa. Tho total assessment for the pur poses of taxation is fixed at <43,556,156; of which <43,269,609 is t pon railroads proper and the balance upon sleeping and dining cars. The sworn statements of railroad officials show a de crease in the net earnings of lowa roads last year of $1,500,000, while ten roads failed to pay operating expenses. The total assessments are about <270,000 more than lost year. MEXICAN TANARUS N WRECKERS. An Engine Demolished and Ita Occu pants Killed. Laredo, Tex., March 25.— The north bound passenger train from the City of Mexico, on the Mexican National railway, was wrecked at Malivato Saturday night end the engineer and fireman were killed. Bupt Kline of the northern division was on the train ut tne time, and is of the opinion that the work was done by wreckers. A large pile of sto os bad been placed on the track aud the engine was thrown from the rails and demolished. WRECKAGE ON THE OCEAN. A Belief That it Means the Loss of the Gunboat Conserve. New York, Marh 25.—Vessels arriving from the south, both at this port and at Boston, report having on Baturday last passed through a large quantity of wreck age, apparently of a steamer. Their de scription of the wreckage leads to the be lief that it belonged to the gunboat Con serva, the vessel which had so much trouble getting away front this port because she was suspected of being for toe Haytlan in surgents. Twenty Stores Burned. Bloomington, 111,, March 25.—The Pantograph's special from Clinton, 111., state that firs at Kenny, Dewitt couuty, to-night destroyed <IOO,OOO worth < f property, including more tbau twenty stores ana business houses. WEBSTER WAS MISTAKEN HE FAILED TO TELL OF PIGOTT’S COMPROMISING LETTER. Sir Charles Russell Compels the At torney General to Wake tho Admis sion-The Epistles Had Come upon tha Defense as a Complete Surprise - Dishonorable Motivos Not Imputed. London, March 25. —In the House of Commons this afternoon, Sir Charles Rus sell, who upon arising was loudly cheered, sa dhe desired to make a statement re garding the speech made by Attorney Gen eral Webster in the House on Friday last. He read a letter which he had written to Attorney General Web ster, in which he said that he did not believe that Attorney General Webster had been correctly reported. It was absolutely incorrect to say that before Pigott’s examination, or before Pigott fled, he (Mr. Russell) had received information, director indirect, to tho effect that Pigott discredited tho value of his own testimony. ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT. It was absolutely incorrect to say that he had either called for or referred to letters conveyin'* such lnforma ion. Attorney General Webster, in reply to the speaker’s letter, had written that he believed he had handed such letters to hi n, but that ho would have to refer to his shorthand notes for confirmation. The attorney general was mistake i iu supposing that he had given him five days ' afore Pigott testified letters discrediting Pigott’s evide ice. Tho letters in which Pigoti confessed his fear of a cross-examination had come upon the speaker and liis colleagues as a complete surpii-e. DIDN’T IMPUTE DISHONORABLE MOTIVES. After Pigott’s flight they had repeatedly made open complaint in court regard! ,g the manner in whicu the Attorney General had conducted the c ise. Ho did not impute dishonor ble motives to the At orney General, but ho thought Attorney General Webster had been led away by the political character of t e case into a course of conduc which, on reflection and in less exciting circumstances, he would not have pursued. [Cheers.] Continuing, Mr. Rus sell said that even when Pigott bad testified he did not get. the letters to which reference had been made, although At or ney General W ebster (Tored to produce the letter of Nov. 5. He asked the attorney general either to admit that ho was mis taken, or to point out iu the official report any reference to the letter of Nov. 15. Attorney General Webster admitted that, relying up >n memory, he had erred when he wrote to Mr. Russell. He argued that in any case the matter was unimportant. The attorney general persisted that if Mr. Russell had consented to have the let ter from Mr. Soames to Pigott read in court, he (Mr. Russell) would have been in a p sition to demand the correspondence to winch it referred. ASQUITH’S ASSERTION. Mr. Asquith, who is one of the Parnellite counsel, followed. He asserted most posi tively that neither he' nor Mr. Russell had a ghost or glimmering of notion that a let ter of Pigott’s existed in which he an nounced teat his testimony would be dis credited. Sir Harcourt contended tliat no answer had been given to his charge that Attorney General Webster, knowing Pigott to be a doubtful witness, had allowed the Times for two months to repeat its odious charges, and further had sat silent while Houston affirmed that he had complete trust in I’lgott, which statement Attorney General Webster knew to be false. Attorney General Webster—l have pro tested that I had no means of knowning that Houston’s statement was untrue. COBWEBS OF ETIQUETTE. Sir William Harcourt, resuming, said that an attorney might weave the cobwebs of miserable professional etiquette about the matter, but the common sense of the nation would revolt against keeping alive to the last moment charges known to be false, as an act of professional cruelty and injustice. Sir Edward Clarke, solicitor general, spoke in defense of Attorney General Web ster. Mr. Laboucbere said that Messrs. Houston, Soames and Webster had all avoided asking questions concerning Pigott. He attacked the Gladstonian lawyers who abstained from voting when the division was taken on Friday. Mr. Morley slid he had not a word to wit.hdr w from what ho had said in Friday’s debate. Tht'subject was then dropped. The liberal members of parliament are to give a banquet at hor majesty's theater in honor of Mr. Parnell. It is hoped tl/at Mr. Gladstone will pr eside. A COMPLETE COLLAPSE. London, March 26, 5 a. m.—The Daily Hews, iu a scathing editorial, says that the utter collapse of Attorney General Web ster’s olfenso is glaringly shown by the fact that besides the solicitor general, Charles Hall was the only lawyer who attempted to support him in the deba e in the House of Cos ninons. It is noticeable that the Standard lias no “leader” ou the subject. Inundations Feared in Prussia. Berlin, March 25.—Serious inundations are feared in east Prussia. The Vistula has overflowed its banks, and the bridge at Lublin lias beon destroyed. All the rivers in Silesia and Hanover are risii g rapidly. A Small Verdict for Libel. London, March 25.—1n the suit for libel of Mr. Mercier. secretary of the Skin hos pital against Henry publisher of Truth, a verdict of 40 shillings was to day returned by consent. Laguerre Not to Be Proseouted. Paris, March 25.—The Journal lies De lta s says the govornrnont lias abandoned the prosecution of Deputy Laguerre for his connection with the Patriotic League. Franco’s Cabinet to Be Remodeled. Paris, March 25.—1 t is stated that the cabinet will soon be remodeled in order to avert a threatened ministerial crisis. Hartlngton Dines with .Salisbury. London, March 25. —Lord Hirtington dined with Lord Salisbury this evening, and afterward had a long conference with the prime minister. J;W expelled from Kief. London, March 25.—Dispatches from St. Petersburg sav that a largo number of for eign Jows have recently been expelled from Kiel. _______________ Pope Leo’s Fainting Fite. I/JNDON, March 26. —A dispatch from Rome says that the pone’s fainting fits have become more frequent lately. Mors a.toting at Pssth. Pesth, March 25.—Rioting was renewed here to-day. The military were called out and dispersed the mob. Bright Better. London, March 25.—The condition of John Bright has Improved, GERMANY'S NEW PENAL. CODE. Three Years Imprisonment for Incit ing the Masses. Berlin, March 25. —The new penal code provides that persons found guilty of incit ing one ola>s against another, or of publicly attacking the basis public and social order, especially religion, monarchy, marriage or property shall bo imprisoned fur a term not exceeding three rears. Persons convicted of the second offense may be forbidden to reside in certain places. Newspapers which have been twice convicted of any of fences mentioned in the code shall be sup pressed. tjoclalists who have beeu expelled from the country shall not be nllowed to re turn within tive years after the adoption of the code, unless by speci il permission of the police authorities. THE COLOGNE GAZETTE’S BELIEF. Tbo Cologne Gazette, commenting on the now penal bill, sa> 8 it must refuse to be lieve that the national liberals who, upon the occasion of the last prolongati mof the periodof the operation of the anti-socialist law, demanded a settlement of the matter by the completion of the penal cote, will decide to limit popular rights as proposed In the bill, and especially to render worse the position of the press by giving the government a terrible weapon with which it can aitack all democratic, Friesimegge and ultramontane papers. The Gazette's article has caused much comment. The Bundersrnth, it is believed, has re ferred the penal bill in committee of the house. It is expected that Herr Ohlscb lachger and Herr von Schilling will pilot the bill through the Reichstag. The Freisinnige Zeitung loads the opposition journals in protesting strongly against the measure. COPPAR’3 CLOSE. Quiet at London and Weak at Paris Owing to Rumors. London, March 25. —Copper closed quiet at £42 10s and £42 for three months de live y. The stuck market closed quiet. The creditor! of Morrison, Kepowish & Cos. have accepted a dividend of 7 shillings and 6 pence on the pound, leaving the linn ample funds for the prosecution of cred itors’ claims the copper syndicate. WEAKNESS AT PARIS. Paris, March 25.—The bourse to-day opened firm, but became weaker owing to forest sales in connection with rei or.ed difficulties of a coulisser with a large ac count for rentes open. THIRD WEEK OF THE STRIKE. No Important Change In the Situa tion—A Woman Felled. Fall River, Mass., March 25.—The third week of the strike opens without any great change ii the situation. Several mills report a slight gain in the number of looms running, and the total number in o|ieration to-day was given os 4,(XX). Several mills which had steam up ready to start abandoned the attempt on account of the small number of weavers who came in, and others winch did start shut down during the morning for a similar reason. The strikers held a mass mooting at the park this morning at which 5,000 were present. Tbev voted unanimously to continue the strike. A WOMAN ASSAULTED. Annie Lancaster, a weaver employed In the P easset milt, was as auitod on South Main street this morning as she was going to work. An unknown man, supposed to boa striker, hurled a brie 1 ; at the woman, knocking her eenseless. Ho then esca| ed down an alley aid has not been captured. The woman was taken to her home and is reported to be co nfortible. PENNSYLVANIA'S SLAVES. Notice Given of a Suspension In Coal Mining Philadelphia, March 25.— A special to the Press says announcements were posted to-day at all the collieries in the Pittston region, including those of the Pennsylvania Coal Company, Lehigh Valley Coal Com pany, and of smaller companies and indi vidual operators, notifying the men of a suspension of six weeks’ duration. This will be a terrible blow to the men, who for months have been on very short time, and are now in very poor condition. About 10,000 men and boys are affected by this suspension. CHESS CHAMPIONS. The International Tournament Begins at New York. New York, March 25.— The sixth Amer ican chess congress and international tour nament began to-day in the hall of the Union Square Bank building. The attend ance was very largo. The conditions of the tournament are that each player shall contest two games with every other plaver. Prizes of SI,OOO, $750, *OOO, *500; S4OO, *SOO and *2OO are to be awarded according to the total number of games won by each playor. Playing begun each day at 1 o’clock, last ing till 11 o’clock, with a recess from 5 to 7 o’clock. The list of contestants in the open ing games shows that as a rule the Ameri can players are pitted against the visiting champions. Charleston Favors Port Royal. Charleston, 8. C., March 25. —A1l Charleston is up and in arms for P >rt Royal for the naval station. The executive committee > f the chamber of commerce held a meeting to-duy and indorsed Port Royal. The produce and are expected to follow suit PhBo) row or the next day. Mayor Bryan win also be out in an interview to-morrow indorsing Port Royal. In fact, the entire city is on the warpath against Savannah ami Bruns wick. A Hhorlff Closes a Dry Goods Store. Cleveland, 0., March 25.—The dry goods tore of Hcbfdler & Me Walters was closed late this afternoon by the sheriff on judgments aggregating *60,000. The lia bilities are placed by the bookkeepers at $90,000, and the assets at about the same amount. A Hardware Dealer Assigns. Baltimore, March 25.—Arthur Emory, a well-know n turfman, engaged iu the hardware business at Noe. 1!) and 15 West German street, made au assignment to-day t) William N. Wye.b, trustee. The bond filed was $30,000. Tbe liabilities are probably *50,000. Murder In tbe First Degrse. Tallahassee, Fla., March 25.—Charles Williams (colored) died yesterday of wouudt received a week ago at the bands of bis lit tle stepson. Murder ii tbe first degree was found against tbe prisoner by the coroner’s jury. A Car Coupler Crushed. Avgusta, Ga., March 25.—William WonrUi (oolured), was frightfully mangled between two freight cars while coupling in the Go rgia railroad yard this afternoon. His injuries are thought to be fatal. ( DAILY. *lO A YEAR. | •I 8 CENTS A COPY. V I WEEKLY,ALL AYEAA.J LAST HOURS OF A MISER. THE HIDING PLACE OF HIB GOLD A SECRET TO THE LAST, Terrtb o Torture at the Hands of Robbers a Few Months Ago Failed to Wring a Disclosure from Him— Death Prevented a Revelation at the Last Hour. Pittsburg, Pa., March 25.—A Union town special says: “Samuel Humbert, who was one of the victims of the same gang wuo raised a reign of terror, died at Mc- Clellantown last night. Ho was 80 years old, has been a miser, and is supposed to have had a large sum of money saved and stored away somewhere, being distrustful of banka CRUELLY TORTUREIX This fact led to his capture in his home, near Faircbance one night last summer by the robber gang, who burned his feet with candle* and held him over a fire, using every device conceivable to force bl n to and sclose where his wealth was hidden, but in vain. NEVER OVERCAME THE SHOCK. The old man never fully recovered from the shock thu-received, and heart disease was the cause of his death Rather than touch his hoard, he allowed his house at Faircbance to be sold by the sheriff a month ago. A SECRET TO THE LAST. Heknewdeath was staring him intbsf.ice for the past week and several times was on the point of disclosing its hiding place, once getting so far os to say i was put away in a box, but he became choke 1 un and-could not speak further. When he was gasping in the throes of death last night, ha tried to tell his attend* it, but had only gasped “Bob, the box is—” whe i he wai seized with a choking fit and died. His relutives are now hunting for the cone (aied treasure. DEATH OF A HERMIT. She Lived In Poor tyle Though Well Supplied With This World's Goods. Winchester, Va., March 25.—Rosanna McCormick, aged 65 years, an ecce itrio character, who resided by herself near Jordan’s White Sulphur Springs in this county, for many years, and who was well known by thousands of people from the north and south, who have been patrons of these springs was found dead at her borne yesterday, lying on fertilizer sacks and sheep skins. She had a number of fea'her beds, but never slept on them. She always wore long heavy boots with pistols in them for protection, rarely ever taking them off, and she died in her boots. DIED OF PNEUMONIA. At the coroner’s inquest a verdict of “died of pneu noma” was rendered. She was a groat re der, very int 11 gent, a fine his torian and the owner of tio farms, a num ber of cattle and sheep, which she amassed by her industry. She told the fortunes of many a fair maid n and oid-tirae lady in the United States. She was a great pedestrian. always walking to the city clad in the roughest material, accompanied b • her fait <ful and g, and carrying a long staff. A number of handsome uncut silk dress patters were found among her effect*. She never took physic, and would not have a physician in her last illness. MACON ON THE MOVE. Inducements Which Will be Apt to Secure the Experiment Farm. Macon, Ga., March 25.—Macon is ear nestly working to secure the location of the experimental stati >n. Committees com posed of leading citizens are soliciting sub script. ons of money and donations of land. To-night they report to the Telegraph the following as the work accomplis ed m three days: Money subscribed, $4.4u0; land, conditional to loca'ion, 1,025 acres. Capt. John Giles offers 500 acres in one body situated be tween two lines of railroad southwest of the city. The council will meet Tuesday night, and by resolution will probably ten der the trustees of the station the Central City park, which contains 200 acres located in the city limits, on condition that the agricultural society shall have the privi lege of holding its annual fairs on the grounds. All agree that this is best for the city. The buildings now on the grounds can be used for the purposes of the station. Forty acres of the park are already in a high state of cultivation ami fifty more can easily bs put into crops. Macon proposes to have the-tation. Besides the park, the citizens will subscribe up to 110,000 before st ipping. They are aroused and working hard to secui a it, without any doubt. A PCiBSH FORCED TO RETREAT. Two Well Armed Negroes In a House Defy the Officers. Statesboro, Ga., March 25.—Saturday morning the sheriff of this county, withs posse, went to Riggs’ mills to arrest Benja min Collins, who is indicted for murder in Tatnall county. Collins had been staying at the mills in company with a cousin, dodging the officers of the law. The sheriff ami pcsse approached the house early in the morning, ad when Collins showed himself ihey ordered him to surrender, but Collins dashed into the house, barr.ca lei the door, and p re-anted a sixteen-shooter, and in the meatime, his cousin, Andrew Ke inedy.came up ani with bis double barrel gu >, aided Collins to avoid arrest. The sheriff and his posse were all brave men, but they saw it was folly to go tuto the bouse to make the arrest, aud so tbev had to leave without their piisouer. Col lins is under indictment for the murder of one Collins at Cobbtown, in Tattnall coun ty, two or three years ago, and a reward of about SMO is out for him. DADE COUN I Y MURDERERS. One Convicted Saturday and An* other's Trial In Progress. Trenton, Ga,, March 25.—John Pyburn, tried Saturday for the killing of Jasper Frost, last fall, was found guilty. The jury recommended him to imprisonment for life. His attorneys will move for anew trial. His accomplice, Callv Bush, will be triad next week. Hu also had another ac complice, Lum Chumlny by name, who wus never caught. Sheriff Byrd thiDke, however, he ha - him placed, and will make an effort to get him In a short time. End of the Y. M. O. A, Convention. W aycross, Ga., March 35.—The dis trict convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, after a very nucos.-e* fill session, has adjourned sine die. In summing up its labors ucu good was seen to have been accomplished, not duly for the cause but to the people. The farewell service was held at the Methodist church. The house was not large enough to bold tbs people. The delegates have left for their respective home*.