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THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of" Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J VOL. XXXIII.—no. m. TO THE TOMB. Funeral Of General ( rook at Chicago. Pathetic Incidents Connected Therewith. tin Remains Eii Route to Their Last Resting- Place. A Colorado Woman Beheaded by Her 11- Year-Old Son—A Fatal Nitro- Glycerine Explosion. Associated Press Dispatches. | Chicago, March 23. —General Crook's body is oTi its way to its last resting place al Oakland, Md. From 8 o'clock this morning until 1 o'clock thigafter noon a dense crowd of people surrounded the Grand Pacific bote! and struggled to obtain an entrance to get a last view at the dead soldier. Through the parlor where the remains lay in state, silent thousands passed, until, as the time of the service drew near, police were sta tioned at the foot of the stairways_to stop the movement of the people. The parlors and halls on the second floor were crowded to suffocation when Key. Dr. McPherspn delivered the open ing prayer. It is doubtful if any funeral ever held in Chicago brought a larger concourse of people together. At the close <>f the prayer a quartette of the Second Presbyterian church sang, and w ere followed by Rev. Dr. Thomas, who quoted from the nineteenth psalm and a chapter from Job in the course of his brief remarks. Prof. Swing then deliv ered a most eloquent tribute to the dead (ieneral. After another song by the quartette, Dr. McPherson spoke al length, and Dr. Clinton Locke closed the si r vices with a benediction. Mrs. Crook took Captain King's arm and hail a last look at the dead, and was then driven quietly to the Baltimore and Ohio depot. The Funeral Cortege. The casket was removed to the cata falque and the procession moved slowly to the depot, through Clark and Wash ington streets. The sidewalks for the whole distance were densely crowdi d with people.. The procession moved, in the following order: Battalion of police: battery ot artillery; Illinois National Guard: First Regiment Hand and distinguished quests in carriages; the catafalque, guarded l>y miM nou-ioiiimissioiHMl oili er.-; Second Regiment Band: Second KeginieTiT Infantry Illinois National Guard; Fourth Regiment Hand: Fourth Regiment Infantry Illinois National Guard; Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic. The car in the train containing the casket was covered with black, while the interior was draped with American flags. The special Pullman for Mrs. Crook and the escort was heavily draped outside in black, looped with narrow bands of white. The remains will reach Oakland to morrow, where the final interment will take place. The list of distinguished honorary pall bearers was given in yesterday's dis patches. A Painful Incident. A painful incident of the services at the Grand Pacific was the report that General Crook's tig' . brother, Walter Crook, of Dayton, Ohio, had suffered a fatal stroke of paralysis in the rotunda of the hotel. This caused a great sensa tion, and precautions were taken to keep the news from reaching the already broken-down widow of the soldier. An investigation soon proved that the report ' was erroneous. Mr. Crook is rather feeble, and being pushed around in the dense crowd he became so faint for a time that he was unable to move, but soon recovered, when he was taken to a room. Crook's Old Comrades. A touching incident was the visit paid the remains by General Crook's old comrades and fellow officers, members of the Loyal Legion. This column of soldiers was headed by ex-President Hayes and Judge Gresham. General Hayes looks well, but his beard and hair are white. He was Badly depressed by the death of General Crook, and in an interview this evening, said: 'Tfeel this terribly. It brings back very forcibly my own bereavement. My wife and General Crook were very intimate friends, and my own loss is accentuated. GEN. SCHENCK DEAD. The Diplomat, Soldier and Statesman Dies Ripe ln Years. Washington, March 23.—General Rob ert 0. Schenck died at 6 o'clock this evening. General Schenck had been suffering from a severe cold for several weeks, but not alarmingly until the first part of last week, when bronchial complications, soon followed by pneumonia, set in. This morning diphtheric symptoms in the throat appeared, and he sank rap idly until the end came. His mind was clear and bright to the last. General Schenck was in his 81st year, having been born at Franklin, Ohio, October 4, 1809. He graduated from Miami University in 1827, and remained as a resident graduate and tutor three years longer, then took up the study of law with Thomas Corwin, was admitted to the bar and began the practice of his profession at Dayton, Ohio. He . served two years in the State Legislature, and was elected to Congress as a Whig, serv ing from 1843 till 1851. Presi dent Fillmore then sent him to Brazil as Minister Plenipotentiary. While serving in this capacity he dis tinguished himself as a diplomat by taking a conspicuous part in the nego tiation of treaties with Paraguay, Uru guay and Die Argentine Republic. After two years in Brazil he returned to Ohio, his native State, but took no part in politics. W hen the civil war broke out he at once otfered his services to the Government, and was commissioned Brigadier-! ieneral by President Lincoln, May 17, 1601. He Herved with his brig LOS ANGELES HERALD. ade in the first battle ot Bull Run, and in West Virginia under General Rose ; crans, General Fremont then intrusted ! him with the command 01 u division. ] and while leading the prat division nt , Siegel's corps at the second battle ol Run, his right arm was shat ! tered by a musket ball, incapacitat ; in" him from service for Home time. In September, 1862, 1 e was promoted ! to be Major-General, and in December ; of that year lie took command of the j Middle Department and Eighth Corps at Baltimore. He rendered effective ser 1 vice in the Gettysburg campaign, lie Was nominated for Congress against the ' noted anti-war Democrat, Vallandig ham-, and though the district was Demo cratic he carried the election. Resign i iiis-C bis post in the army, he took his seat in the House Decembers, 1803. He was Immediately made chairman of ; the committee on military affairs. He ' was re-elected to the two BUC j ceeding Congresses, and throughout these exciting times (luring and after i the war he took a leading part j in the proceedings of tne House. Dur j ing his last term he was chairman of the ways and means committee, and leader of the House, succeeding Thud Stevens ! in the command of the Republican party. He was Minister to England in 1870 and j in 1871 one of the Alabama claims com missioners, retaining his last office for | five years, when he resigned. Since that tube he made his home in Mississippi, where he was a warm favorite. He took 1 no active part in politics. General j Bchenck leaves three daughters. A Itow About Wages. DriinjiK, la., March 28. —Sam Lee, a ; Chinese laundry man, was killed this afternoon by Frank Fpok, his Chinese assistant, who also fatally shot himself. There had been a row about wages. < 'oniinc to California. New Haven, Conn., March 23. —Rev. John E. Todd, for twenty years pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, resigned ! today, and will remove to California. I • —J——— I — — FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. SYNOPSIS OF THE WbRK OUTLINED FOR THE WEEK. Tho Republican Senators Decide Upon an Order of Business—Sherman's Anti- Trust Bill First cJn the List—The House's Programme. Washington, March 23.—The commit tee authorized at the recent conference of Republican Senators, has decided upon an order of business for the Senate that will probably be executed. Consid eration of the Sherman Anti-Trust bill will be resumed tomorrow. In order to economize time in deflate, the commit tee proposes that a bin once taken up Tin- iliHcnssion ahai] lie krunsiiloied with out unnecessary interruption until' dis posed of. The Dependent Pension bill is second on the list. An effort will be made to substitute' lor jit what is known as the Morrill bill. This provides elis- i ability pensions and service pensions for ; soidiers that have reached the of 02. ! The Administrative Customs bill, Jones Silver bill and the Land Grant Forfeit ure bill follow. The majority and i minority reports | upon the Montana election e'ase will be presented to the Senate tomorrow. Ac tion upon them, however, will be post- I poned until they are printed and exam- ; ined by the Senate. The House will devote tomorrow to ! District of Columbia"affairs. The World's Fair bill will be taken up i Tuesday, probably under an ironclad or der requiring final action on that day. A lively debate is certain to ensue, as seime of the New York and St. Lemis people fancy they see' in the proposition to postpone the fair until '98, an oppor tunity to reconsider the action of the House in selecting Chicago as the site. The remainder of the week will prob ably be devoted to the discussion of the bill to admit Wyoming and Idaho. The tariff bill may be reported during the week. . IT WAS A MISTAKE. Another Naval in Serious Trouble. Washington, March 23. — Lieutenant Commander Longeneelker, of the receiv- Ing ship New Hampshire, stationeel at | Newport, Rhode Islanei, is now in j trouble. Sailor Carbroy, who had j serveel on the New Hampshire, received 1 his elischiirge, of which fact Longeneeker was ignorant. Me eting the sailor after ward, the sailor diel not treat his former I commander with the servility the com- ] mawler expected frou|i a common sailor, j and het. immediately] causeel his arrest and had him placed in double j irons in the hold of the ship. After wards Commander Longenecker found out his mistake and nael the sailor re leased. A civil actiori has been brought by Carbroy against Commander Longe neeker for .$10,000 damages, and the case has also been brought to the attention of Secretary Tracy, but as the sailor was not in the service of Ithe United States at the time he sutTered the indignity, the department does] not see in what way Commander Lopgenecker can be Called to account, either than through the courts. The civil suit will come up this week. THE MYSTE11Y. Harebell Enjoying Life In Jail—I'lck thall's Strange Conduct. Woodstock, Ont., March 23. —Burchell continues to enjoy I life in jail. This morning he received a book entitled "The Way to God," by D. L. Moody. The aeldress was written in a woman's hand, and on the rly leaf was the in- BCTiptren: "Andone who loves sinners." Yesterday afternoon an instrument was registered hereby which Pickthall deeds all his property to his wife. The docu ment is witnessed by William Eraser Overton, express agent at Tucson, Ariz., and executed by Thomas H. Borton, a notary public at the same place. No letter accompanied the papers; not a word to explain the cause of Pickthall's disappearing, his reasons for staying away or intentions for the future. AH this' is a great mystery to his friends here. Marine Intelligence. New Yokk, March 23.—Arrivals: The State of Nevada, from Glasgow; Etruria, from Liverpool; Chester, from Bremen; Nordland, from Antwerp. MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1890. EASTERN NEWS. High Water in the (J|tper Ohio. The Flood Subsiding in Penn sylvania. Damaging Prairie Fires in Kansas aud Colorado. Death of General Robert C. Schenck—The End of a Remarkable Career. ! Associated Press Dispatches, i I Pittsburg, Pa., March 23. —The Mini ongahela and Allegheny rivers reached I the highest mark of the present flood this afternoon, twenty-four feet. The river men feel less apprehensive tonight and think the rivers will soon fall. So far no serious damage has been done, although a large portion of the lower section of Allegheny City and Pittsburg is partially submerged, the basements jof residences and business houses being | flooded. The new brotherhood ball park is badly damaged, and the lower floor of the exposition building is uSlßer water. Dispatches from points along the upper Monongabela and Youghio gheny rivers report considerable damage. At Johnstown today, however, the water is receding, and fears of a serious flood have subsided. West Virginia Streams Falling. Wheeling, W. Va., March 23.—Re ' ports from the interior along the waters ! of the Monongahela are more reassuring i tonight, and apprehensions of a serious flood are past. A cold snap stopped the rain, and the streams are falling. The Ohio Still Rising. Cincinnati, March 23.—The river here is rising rapidly tonight. At midnight, it is fifty-five feet three inches. As the situation above is improving, it is hoped there will be no serious flood here. Some anxiety is felt, however. The low lands are already flooded to a considerable extent. Three men who went out from Newport in a skiff' this afternoon were drowned by the capsizing of their craft. PRAIRIE FIRES. Many Acres Burned Over in Colorado anil Kansas. Denveb,Col..March 23. —A Burlington, Colorado, special says : Nearly 200,000 acres in the eastern portion of the State has been bwmed over by prairie liies* which have not yet been extinguished. A number of houses aud a large quan tity of hay are reported burned. Several ! lives are believed to have been lost, 1 though the latter report is not con ! firmed. The fire was started by hunt ! ers. Chicago, March 23. — A special dis patch from Burlington, Calorado, says prairie fires in Southern Colorado are doing great damage. Wichita, Kans., March 23, — Prairie fires in Keechee township, Sedgewick j county, today burned over eight sections of farming land; destroying everything 'in its path. No lives were lost. Much stock was burned and four houses destroyed. The loss will aggre , gate $100,000.' AN ATROCIOUS CRIME. ] A Colore* Woman Beheaded by Her Eleven-Year-Old Son. Somervii.le, Term., March 23. —An | atrocious murder was committed here today, the victim being Mrs. Sally Hob ! son (colored), and the murderer her | eleven-year-old boy. Mr. Hobson was i away for a short time this morning, and on returning to the house found his wife's body lying on the floor and her head several feet away. Tlie boy w-as playing with the other children, his clothing saturated with blood. He at ! first claimed that the blood came from a I chicken which he had killed, but finally admitted that he had committed the crime. He said his mother laid her head down on a block and told him if he did not cut her head off she would kill him. The boy's story is not believed, and he was placed in jail pending fur ; ther investigation. BLOWN TO ATOMS. A Man, Horse and Wagon—A Woman and Child Killed. DeCATUB, Ind.,March 23 —A man named Ban was blown to atoms, and a woman and a child were instantly killed yester day afternoon, by a nitre-glycerine ex plosion near Stone station. Barr was taking ihe explosive to an oil well in a wagon, and the cause of the explosion is unknown. The woman and child were sitting at a window in the house in front of which the explosion occurred. The horse, wagon and man were blown into small fragments. CHINATOWN EXCITED. The Denizens of Mott Street Hold a Council of War. New, York, March 23. —Chinatown is much excited over the fight inaugurated against the Chinese laundrymen'by the American Master Laundrymen's Associ ation. Chinamen from all over New York and vicinity wore today congre gated on Mott street, discussing the question. Henry M. Heymann, a law yer who does a large part of the Chinese law business of this city, said that the laundrymen, of whom there were 3,500 in this city, would li^rlit. Last Week's Clearances. Boston, March 23. —A table compiled from dispatches from the leading clear ing houses of the country,shows that the gross exchanges last week were $1,(>4« r >, --317,380, an increase of 0.3 per cent, over the corresponding period last year. A Train Dispatcher's Mistake. Rochester, N. V., March 23.—Later details of last night's wreck at Portage, show that three trainmen were killed, one fatally injured, three seriously hurt and several passengers cut and bruised. A mistake of the train dispatcher is re sponsible for the wreck. A RASH PRINCELING. I Why tbe Duke of Orleans Languishes in a Prison Cell. New York, March 23. —The Paris cor- I respondent of the World says: "I have learned from a trustworthy source that the following is the real reason why the Government enforced the sentence against the young Duke of Orleans. On the day before his removal to Clair* vaux, a high official called on the Duke in his cell and told him he would be set at liberty on the morrow if he would give bis parole not to re-enter France as long as the expulsion decree was in force. The young Duke, who had been dining heavily as usual, was insolent to this peace-hearer, and I shouted out: "I don't want your par don. I won't take it. Il you let me go i I will return, and return as often as I choose until the days come when we , shall drive all your rabble out ol* the ' country. You may tell that to the pco -1 pie who sent you." The official tried to reason with him, ! but it was useless. In consequence oi his report to the Cabinet, it was decided to enforce the sentence. THE RATE WAR. A Further Cut Between the Missouri River and Denver* | Denver, March 23. —The first-class i passenger rate of $7.50, applying between ! Missouri river points and Pueblo, an | nounced by the Missouri Pacific on yes j lerday and effective tomorrow, was, ' after a long conference today between i General Agent P. J. Flynn, of the Mis souri Pacific, and (ieneral Passenger Agent Hooper, of the Rio Grande, ex tended so as to include Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, making the same rate from these points east to Kansas City, Atchison, St. Joe and intermediate points. The action of the Missouri Pa cific resulted in the posting tonight of notices by the Santa Fe and Rock Island, meeting the rates named. The Union Pacific and Burlington have not yet met the $7.50 rate. FOREIGN FLASHES. RELIGIOUS AND STATE FESTIVITIES AT BERLIN. The Prince of "Wales Present—Bismarck Disappointed at Not Being Asked to Reconsider His Resignation — Other Items of Old World News. Berlin, March 23. —The "orderifest" was observed today with the usual ceremonies. The Prince of Wales, Em press Frederick and Chancellor Yon Caprivi were present at the services in the chapel and afterwards at a state banquet. The Vosmche Xeitung says Bismarck, in answer to the Emperor's demand for ai explanation of his interview with AVindthorst, insisted that he should not be controlled. He told the Emperor he was quite ready to resign if his reten tion of office was irksome ; that he only retained it to fulfill his promise to Em peror William I. The Hamburger XachriCfhten declares that Bismarck was deeply affected, and expected the Em peror to ask him to reconsider his resignation. It is stated that Emperor William has privately intimated to King Humbert and Emperor Francis Joseph that there will be no change in the German policy in regard to the Triple Alliance. SET OFF BY LIGHTNING. A Terrible Explosion in Peru Caused by a Thunderbolt. Panama, March 23.—During a severe electric storm that swept over the min ing pueblo of Hanchaca,in Peru,recently, j tlie lightning struck a magazine, ex ploding 200 cases of dynamite and giant powder. The entire works were wrecked; live persons were killed outright, and forty more or less seriously injured. Rlsinnrck Declines a Pension. London, March 23. —The Standard* Berlin correspondent says it is reported that Bismarck accepted the Colonel- Generalship, but declined the Dukedom and grant of a pension, stating it is not in harmony with his principles to accept a pension in view of the increasing bur dens of the tax-payers. Yon Badowitz has declined to succeed Count Herbert Bismarck. Chancellor Yon Caprivi has addressed a note to the German Ambassadors abroad, in which he intimates that he will continue the policy of Bismarck. Dead or In a Madhouse? Paris, March 23.—A sensation has been caused by the disappearance of Banite-Saens, the composer. He at tended the first performance of ids new opera, Aecanio, Friday last, and has not since bfeen seen. A rumor of his death is current tonight, and another report was that he had been placed in a mad honse. Trouble on the Lower Danube. Vienna, March 23.—Dispatches re ceived here say that a band of Servian militia tried to "capture the Bosnian vil lage of Granje, but was repulsed after a sharp fight by Austrian gendarmes. During the engagement several were killed on both sides. The Austrian Government has demanded an explana tion. Gave Himself Up. Grand Rapids, Mich., March 23.— Clarence Toot, ex-cashier of the United States Express Company, whose myste rious disappearance last November cre ated much speculation until it was learned he was a defaulter, returned home last' night and gave himself up to the authorities. Death of a Noted Divine. Dayton, ()., March 23. —Key. L. Davis, a distinguished United Brethren divine, for twenty-five years president of Otter bein University at Westerville, Ohio, and for the past fifteen years senior pro fessor of the Union Biblical Seminary here, died this evening; aged 77. Restless Russian Students. St. Petersburg, March 23.—The stu dents' agitation has extended to the un iversities of Moscow, Kieff and Charkoff. Altogether 700 students have been ar rested. It is probable that the St. Pet ersburg University will be closed. PACIFIC COAST. A Snide Railroad Scheme Ex posed. Opening of the California League Season. Three Lives Lost by Fire at Se attle. An Old Man Killed by a' Train—The Iron Molders' Strike Unchanged. A Boy Drowned. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 San DIBOO, March 23.—A copy of the prospectus of the so-called Los 'Angeles, San Diego and Yuma Railway Company, circulated at Salt Lake City, Utah, has been received here, wherein it is claimed that the said company has the exclusive franchise to 11 1 ., miles of San Diego water-front, and all railroads entering San Diego will have to pay it tribute. The prospectus offers stock in said rail road for sale at Salt Lake City, and it is probably also circulated in New York. The claims in said prospectus are utterly false. No exclusive franchise has ever been granted to any part of the San Diego water front. The prospectus's claim that three and one-halt miles of railroad is already built is false. W. R. Carlson, president of said alleged com pany, has laid a slipshod track of that length, a large pari of which is private property, and he and William Graves, of New York, are trying to speculate upon this as a railroad. Carlson is now sup posed to be in New York exploiting the scheme. CHARRED REMAINS. Three Lives Lost by the Fire at Seattle. Seattle, March 23.—1n searching the ruins of the tire which destroyed the Stetson & Post block. Friday night, the charred remains of three bodies were found today ; two men and one woman. The bodies were afterwards identified as those of J. George Jones and M. C. Mayes and wife, who arrived here from Arkansas, Friday morning, to take charge of a hotel at Marysville. On arriving here they engaged a room at Mrs. Har vey's lodging-house, in the Stetson & Post row, Friday evening. Being tired after their long journey across the con tinenf, they retired about 8 o'clock. All three occupied a room on the second floor which had two beds. At 10 o'clock the fire broke out. An employee of the ' lodging house knocked on the floor, but as he couldn't rouse the inmates he kicked in a panel, and as he received no reply, supposed that they had already escaped. It is supposed the ill-fated trio, worn out with their journey, were not roused by the alarm of fire, and were smothered before the flames reached them. HE WAS CONFUSED. An Old Man Struck by a Train and Killed. San Francisco, March 23. —This after noon an aged unknown man was walk ing down the railroad in Oakland, when he saw the local train approaching. He stepped to the adjoining track, only to discover the Haywards train also approaching. Becoming confused, he stepped back on the local track, and the next instant was struck and hurled down an embankment. He died in a few minutes and could not be identified. He is believed to have been a mute. The Iron Molders' Strike. San Fbancisco, March 23. —Nothing new was developed today in the iron molders' strike. Around 'the foundries everything presented the usual Sunday appearance; the only exception to this rule was at the Risdon Iron Works, where the men, at their request, were allowed to put in a day's work, being paid extra for the same. A LittleJti.v Drowned. Sax Fbancisco, March 23. —Oscar Gus tavason, a five-year-old boy, while play ing in the back yard at his father's house, near Odd Fellows' cemetery, today, fell down an embankment and into a pond of water. AVhen his mother went to hunt him, a few minutes later, she found his dead body floating in the water. A Star Combination. San Fbancisco, March 23.—Isabella Archer, of the Grismer-Davies company, was married today to Harry Davenport, brother of Fanny Davenport, and also of the Grism'er company. The cere mony, which was conducted very quietly, took place in Unity church, Key. Mr. Reed officiating. Caught Between Cars. San Fbancisco, March 23. —Antonio Alvaro, run over by a Sutter-street car last Monday, died tonight from the effects of his injuries. He was infirm and partly blind, and was caught be tween two cars. GLEANINGS. Items Picked Up in the Course of a Day. Women intend to fascinate beholders this summer with parasols of bright and striking plaids. It is said that the natural gas of Indi ana has been the means of bringing into that State more than $20,000,000 in cap ital, and fully 10,000 mechanics. There is an extraordinary increase of suicide and dueling in high military circles in Russia. The fashionable duel is fought at five paces with calvary re volvers. On a branch road of the Canadian Pa cific, near Sudbury, Canada, is a nickel mine that produces more nickel than the world's market calls for. The output is stated to be 4,000 tons annually. Eastward the course of influenza takes its way. Persia is enjoying the disease juet now, and seventy deaths a day from it are reported in Teheran alone. The land of the shah is become the land of achoo! I —A YEARS- 1 BnTj the Daily Herald and M I <r2 the Weekly Herald. Jt I IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J t&i-A>- .... ... _ t a_ l fiij FIVE CENTS. ALL QUIET IN BOOMLAND. Exaggerated Reports of the Invasion of the Cherokee Strip. Kansas City, March 23.—Dispatches from several points in Indian Territory are to the effect that there has '>een a very quiet Sunday in the Cherokee strip, the troops rinding few settlers to eject. It appears from the reports of the com manding officers in the strip and reliable newspaj>er men, that the situation there has been exaggerated by the correspondents who were early in the field and the inhabitants of the border towns, which would be benefited by the rush of settlers into the strip. Reliable reports now are to the effect that a great many of the boom ers were citizens of these very towns and were town-lot boomers rather than bona fide settlers. The exaggerated re ports of the harshness of the troops in dealing with the settlers also originated from these towns, the object being to arouse prejudice against the troops and sympathy with the settlers. One of the latter exaggerations was in last night's news dispatches, which chronicled the destruction by United States troops, of Cherokee City. From the newspaper reports one would be led to believe that "Cherokee City" was at least a thriving border town of 400 or 500 inhabitants. In - fact, as ap pears from Captain Woodson's report, the town was composed of just fonr cabins, whose owners stepped over the Cherokee line to avoid detection by the troops, and the consequent forfeiture of their homestead rights. Passenger* Shaken Up. Kansas City, March 23. —A Union Pacific passenger train was derailed near Ellsworth, Kansas, yesterday, and the passengers were badly shaken up, but none seriously injured. A Slave Dealer Hanged. Zanzibar, March 23.—The German authorities have hanged a slave dealer for trying to embark slaves at Bagamoyo. NATIONAL GAME. OPENING OF THE CALIFORNIA. LEAGUE SEASON. The San Franciscos and Stocktons Cross Bats at the Bay City—Oaklands and Sacramentos at Sacramento—Amateur Games. Sacramento, March 23. —A crowd of 3,500 people witnessed the opening game of the baseball season in this city by the Sacramentos and Oaklands today. Yes terday's rain made one vast mudhole of the outfield, while the diamond was \ir from being in good condition. The Sac ramentos lost the game, but played to gether with few errors and supported each other much better than the Oak lands. In the eighth inning the Oak lands made five runs. Meegan, forthe Oaklands, pitched an even game and was well supported by Lohman. Had not Hooper, for the Sacramentos, been punished so badly in the eighth inning, the result might have been different. Score: Sacramentos, 9; Oaklands, 12. The Opening at San Francisco. Sax Fbancisco, March 23.—The season of the California Baseball League began in this city today at the Ilaight-street ground l -. This afternoon the San Fran ciscos and Stocktons contested for baseball honors in the presence of 8,000 or 9,000 spectators. Both I teams played herd to win, and this fact was appreciated by the spec tators. The game was not a fine exhi bition of ball playing, but it was never theless characterized with a number of beautiful plays by different members of the teams. The San Franciscos won by a score of 11 to 5. Young and Stevens were in the points for the home team. They worked together like clockwork. Young pitched well. George Borchers, the former twirler of the California League, and Jack Fairhurst, were the battery for the Stocktons, the former not appearing as well as he did last season. The Amateur League. San Fbancisco, March 23.—The State Amateur League season was opened this morning at the Haight-street ground by the Will Fincks and Aliens. The former won by a score f>f 14 to 8. Monrovia v». Duarte. Monrovia, Cal., March 23.—The Mon ro vians came out victors in a hotly-con tested game of baseball with the Duarte team this afternoon, adding one more victory, well earned. The game was called at 2:30, lasting two hours and thirty minutes. A large crowd was present and the game was exciting. The players were: Monrovia —Mushrush, Valentine, A. Wiggins, Frank Wiggins, Woodruff, Chapman, Griswald, Hart. Duarte —White, Davis, Rogers. Wicks, Wilsford. Beatty, Hays, Haydock. Score—Monrovia, IP; Duarte, 1. Thirteen Fairs. Ladies will be interested to hear of the thirteen pairs of garters ordered for the Princess Sophia of Prussia, the bride of the Duke of Sparta, according to old Hohenzollern custom. These were not for wear, but for distribution as souve nirs of her marriage. In ruder times, and even in less exalted ranks of life,the bride's garter was and is a kind of per quisite for the bridesmaids, to be cut up and shared among them to bring each young lady good fortune. In Germany each bride of the Hohen zollerns gives a garter to be laid up in the museum in Berlin. The collection is beautiful and curious, some fifty or sixty in number,tiroui the homeliest in quality to the richest embroidery on silk and dazzling with jewels. The thir teenth pair of Princess Sophia's are of pale blue silk and clasped with large diamond buckles. These are the historical garters sent back to, her own country after the ceremony. Of the remaining twelve it is understood that she gave one to the reigning sovereign, and the other eleven to the (ireek nobles of high rank who attended the bridegroom to the altar. All the thirteen pairs of garters have gold buckles with the bride's initials in diamonds ; but the blue and white, sup posed to bring good fortune, which went to the museum, are the most beautiful and costly of the whole set. Senator Vance says that North Caro lina produced more gold prior to the dis covery of the gold mines in California than all the other States combined.