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A Batch of Nominations To-Day, But No Montana Names on the List. Confirmation of the Samoan Commission and Others. Mason, of West Virginia, for Internal Rev enue Commissioner. NOMINATIONS. Washington, March 14.—The President to-day ■sent in the following nominations to the Senate: J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa, First Assistant Postmaster General Lewis Wolfley, of Tucson, Ariz., Gover nor ot Arizona. i'ostmasters—Wm. Wallace, Indianapo lis, Ind ; James M. Kellogg, Wickes, Mont. Jeremiah Sullivan, of Mont, Collector of Customs for the district of Montana and Idaho. John A. Kasson, of Iowa, Wm. Walter Phelps, of New Jersey. George H. Bates, of Delaware, commissioners to represent the United States at the conference to be held in Berlin concerning affairs in the Samoan islands. Egbert D. Weed, of Montana, United States Attorney for Montana. Washington, March 18-—The Presi dent to-day nominated William H. White man, of New Mexico, for Associate Justice of the snpreme court of New Mexico. Smith Whitefield, Ohio, Second Assitant Postmaster General. Abraham D. Hazen, Pennsylvania, Third Assistant Postmaster General. John W. Mason, West Virginia, Commis sioner of Internal Revenue. Wm. W. Thomas, Jr., Maine, Minister to Norway and Sweden. Sarunel R. Thayer, Minnesota, Minister to the Netherlands. J. W. Nathan, Commissioner of Pat ents. John P. Ward, of Arizona, Secretary of Arizona. Confirmations To-Day. Washington, March 18.—The Senate confirmed the following nominations: John A KassoD, Wm. Walter Phelps and George S. Bates, Commis-ioners to the Samoan Conference at Berlin. Cyrus Bussy. Assistant Secretary of the Interior. \ :■ JAMES S. CLARKSON. I'irst Assistant Postmaster General. The man who will have much to do with the dispensing of postoffices and the man agement of the postal service of the country under the present administration is James S. Clarkson, First Assistant Postmaster General, who was nominated by the Presi dent and confirmed by the Senate the same day. Mr Clarkson is a native of Indiana, in which State, at Brockville, he was born May 17, 1842 His education was obtained in the district school and in his father's office, where, at the age of seven years, he began to set type. When four years of age he went to Iowa with his parents. The nearest house to the Clarkson homestead was thirty five miles distant, At the age of 19 he began teaching school in winter, passing the summer helping upon the farm. In 1867 he began work as a com positor on the Iowa State Register at Des Moines. He rose to be editorial writer and in time he and his brother, Richard P. Clarkson, bought the paper, which they still own. Mr. Clarkson has been four times chosen as a delegate to National Repub lican conventions and twice a member of the National Committee. He was promi nent in the management of the last cam paign. He has a wife, and three children, all iioys. A V « ! m WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS. Another .Member of the Samoan Com mission. mgressmau William "Walter Phelps a in New York city In the year n 1860 he was graduated from Yale and three years later received the d LL. B. at the Columbia College ool. In 1868 he retired from the of the law. He was elected to the lird Congress in the year 1872. In was chosen a Delegate-at-large s w Jersey to the Republican Na onvention at Chicago. The follow ■ he was appointed by President United States Minister to Austria, osition he resigned in 1882. The ar he was elected to the Forty congress. He was a member of the f Representatives to the end of the Congress. Mr. Phelps is a man of eans, and lives in elegant style at Dod, New Jersey. CANARD EXPLODED. All is Peace and C^niet in Samoa. Samoa, March 5, (via Auckland, March 14. —The Nipsic Olga report is en tirely without foundation. Everything has been tranquil. The Germans aban doned their aggressive policy, and the proc lamation of martial law was withdrawn. % w* *. m v HON. JOHN A. KASSON. Recently Appointed Member of the Samoan Commission. John A. Kasson, ex Congressman and ex Minister t > Germany, who was appointed last week by President Harrison • member of the Samoan Commission soon to meet at Berlin, is a native of Vermont, born at Bur lington in 1833. He was a graduate of the University of that State, subsequently studied law, afterward removed to Iowa, settling at Des Moines, where he engaged in the practice of his profession. He rose to prominence at the Bar and took a lead ing part in the politics of the State. Upon the inauguration of President Lin coln Mr. Kasson was appointed First Assistant Postmaster General, a position he occupied until the fall of 1862, when he re signed to accept a nomination for Congress bat in the ensuing election he was de feated. From 1868 to 1873, he served as a mem ber of the General Assembly of Iowa, and was elected to the Forty-third and Forty fonrth Congresses. Soon alter his accession President Hayes appointed Mr. Kasson United States Minister to Spain, but on ac count of the stand he had publicly taken in Congress upon the subject ot Spanish atrocities in Cuba, he declined the portfo lio, and was then given that of the Aus trian mission Upon his retirement from service in Vienna, he returned home and was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress from his old district. He was a prominent Republican in the Forty-eighth Congress, able ia debate and sagacious in counsel. President Arthur appointed him Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten tiary of the United States to Germany. Fruitless Search for the Murderer Tascott. Chicago, March 17. —The chase for Tas cott ended in a failure. A. J. Stone, son in-law of the supposed fugitive's victim, millionaire Snell, returned empty-handed to Chicago last night after a fruitless jour ney of several thousand miles. Stone was accompanied by Detectives McDonald and Williams. The cine which took them to the Canadian Northwest led to the Pacific Coast. There the capture was made, but Jhe prisoner, like so many before, proved to be the wrong man. m JUDGE EMORY SPEER. One Who W'as Considered in Connec tion With Harrison's Cabinet.] Emory Speer, of Athens, Ga., was one of the Southern men considered tor the Harri son cabint. He was born at Cnlloden, Monroe county, in that State, September 3, 1848. Mr. Speer received a classical edu cation, graduating at the University of Georgia in August, 1869. He read law at the law school of the same university and ander the instraction of Hon. R. H. Hill. When 16 years of age he joined the Con federate army as a volunteer in a Ken tucky regiment, Lewis' Brigade, and re mained with that command until the sur render of the Confederate forces. He began the practice of law in Athens in the winter of 1869. In 1873 he was appointed Solici tor General for the eleven counties em braced in the Western Judicial Circuit,and having held this office for a period of three years, resigned it. In May, 1877, he was a candidate for Congress, bat was defeated. He was elected to the Forty-sixth and Forty seventh Congresses. President Ar thur appointed him the United States Dis trict Court Jndge for the Southern District of Georgia. He is still the incumbent of that office. _ Arizona Governorship. Washington, March 14.—Lewis Wolfley, who was to-day nominated to be Governor of Arizona, was born in Ohio abont 48 years ago. He is a cousin of Gen. Thomas Ewing, and was educated with him. He entered the Union army from Kentucky and served as Lient. Col. of Cavalry under Gen. Murray. At the close of the war Gen. Sherman urged him to remain in the regular army and promised him a commis sion. He was a personal friend of Presi dent Garfield, who contemplated appoint ing him to a Territorial office, bat his papers had not been made ont at the time of the President's assassination. He was appointed United States Supervisor of Internal Revenue by President Grant, and after wards resided in Colorado and Western Territories. He has lived continnonsly in Arizona for seven or eight yeara, and has been engaged in varions business enterprises there. _ _ Died of Apoplex?. Detroit, Mich., March 14.—Hon. Moses Field, an original greenback advocate in Michigan, and the man who called the greenback movement into prominence in the United States, died this morning from a stroke of apoplexy. WRITTEN UP. Sketches of the Samoan Commission—The Arizona Governor. Who the Commissioners Are. Washington, March 14.—Geo. H. Bates was to day nominated to be one of the commissioners to negotiate with Germany respect ing Samoa. He is the eon of an ex Chancellor of Delaware and a lawyer of high standing in that State. Bates was appointed by Secretary Bayard as special commissioner to investigate our Samoan relations and made a long and exhaustive report to the department December 10, 1886. William Walter Phelps and John A. Kasson, who were also nominated as com missioners, have had long and distinguished congressional careers, and have acquired an intimate knowledge of diplomacy through service as United States Ministers in Europe. nef JOHN E. KEN. VA, United States Senator From West Virginia. After fa long and eventful contest, in which Gen. Goff, Republican, was his oppo nent, John E. Kenna, by a majority of one vote, was gre-elected U. S. Senator from West Virginia, and began his term of six years March 4th inst. He served in the Confederate army, was wounded in action in 1864, and was among the soldiers who surrendered at Shreveport, La., in 1865. He was born in 1848, and is the vonngest man in the Senate. J 5 -V CN WARNER MILLER. A Man Considered, But Not Called to the Cabinet. Warner Miller was born in Oswego connty, New York, August 12, 1838. He was educated at Union College and grad uated with honors in 1860. After this he was employed as a teacher in the Fort Ed ward Collegiate Institute. At the break ing oat of the civil war he • nlisted as a private and served in the Shenandoah Val ley. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Winchester, holding the rank of lieu tenant at the time. Mr. Miller was a delegate to the Repub lican National Convention in 1874 and 1888. He served his State for two terms in the Legislature and for as many terms in Congress, and was elected to the United States Senate in 1881, in place of Thomas C. Platt, resigned. He was last year the Republican candidate for Govarnor, but was defeated by Hill (Dem.), who carried the solid "saloon vote" of the State. He has lived in Herkimer, New York, for many years, and is a paper manufacturer and agriculturalist of large means and in fluence. Warner Miller is a Methodist iD his re ligions profession, and a busy one. <0j ®S«B^9£3y//. 1 PAIL EMMANUAL TIRARD, French Premier and Minister ot Commerce. M. Tirard, a man of great capacity and experience in pnblic affairs, is the states man who succeeded in forming the latest French ministry, consisting of Opportunists and Radicals, for which only a short life is anticipated. The present is his second ex perience as Premier. He was the leader of the first French Cabinet formed after the election of President Carnot. Again in Office. Washington, March 18.— J. N. Tyner, of Indiana, has been selected for Assistant Attorney General for the Poetoffice Depart ment GILMAN MARSTQN. United States Senator From Vermont. Gilman Marston, of Exeter, is United States Senator by gubernatorial appoint ment from March 4 until when, in Jane next, the Legislature shall elect for a fall term. He is likely to be the man the New Hampshire statesmen will elect. Mr. Marston 's political career began in 1845, when he was chosen to the Legislature. He was three times reelected. In 1850 he was a member of the Constitutional Con vention, and in 1859 was elected Represen tative to Congress, serving two yeara. At the outbreak of the war he was appointed Colonel of the Second New Hampshire Reg iment. He was promoted quickly to Brig adier-General. In 1865 he was elected to a term in Congress. Since 1872 his services in the Legislature have been almost contin uons, and be has been a leader on the Re publican side. lljiÉyf COL. A. C. MELLETTE. The Newly Appointed Governor o Dakota. Col. A. C. Mellette, the new Governor of Dakota, is the veteran soldier whom the people of South Dakota elected the contin gent Governor of South Dakota. Before settling in Dakota he was an Indianian. He served in the war. Upon its close he took up his residence in Mancie, Ind., where he practiced law and was made the prosecuting attorney of his judicial dis trict. He was elected to the State House of Representatives, aDd while serving in that capacity is said to have laid the pub lic school system of Indiana. With General Brady Mr. Mellette entered into the news paper business, publishing the Mancie Times, an influential Republican paper. In 1878 he was appointed Register of the Gen eral Pand Office at Springfield, Dak. He afterwards removed to Watertown, his pres ent home. J H. P. CHEATHAM, The Onlv Colored Member in the Fifty-first Congress. H. P. Cheatham represents the Second North Carolina District in the Fifty-firet Congress. He was born near Henderson North Carolina, about thirty-two years ago, Mr. Cheatham is an A. M. of Shaw Uni versity, Raleigh. Jnst alter his gradnation he took the office of Snperintendent of the Colored State Normal School, Plymouth, North Carolina. In 1885 he was elected Register of Deeds of Vance connty. Cheatham is a ready speaker and a very well informed man. He is a mulatto. « ALEXANDER. FIRST. The Boy Who Succeeds to the Throne of Servia. « Above is a portrait by Koller Karaly of Budapest, of Alexander First, the new King of Servia. The photograph shows him in a sailor snit, and indicates bis pos session of a stoat physique. He is spoken of as giving promise of a noble manhood. His mother, the Qneen Natalie, exiled by her profiigateand unscrupulous husband, re. turns to Servia with the advent of the new administration. Daring his minority Alex ander will reign ander the direction of a regency. He was born Angnst 14,1876, and is the only child of Milan and Natalie. Illinois Poscmastership. Washington, March 19.—One of the matters considered at the cabinet meeting to-day was the case of an Illinois post master, whose removal is asked by one of the Illinois Congressmen because of po litical activity. It was admitted by the Congressman that the office was well man aged, and the matter was called to the at tentiön of the cabinet for the reason that the action taken in this case might consti tute a precedent hereafter. Postmas'er General Wanamaker said to-night he did not feel at liberty to talk about what took place at the cabinet meeting. There a reason to believe, however, that the result was adverse to the wishes of the Illinois Congressman, but it is not known whether any fixed line of action in cases of this kind was determined upon. WHITELAW REID, Yesterday Appointed France. Minister to Whitelaw Reid, editor and chief pro prietor of the New York Tribune, jnst ap pointed by the President Minister to France, is à native of Ohio, born at Xenia in 1837. His parents gave him a good education. At 15 he entered Miami Uni versity, at Oxford, Ohio, where he was graduated in 1856. He began the active duties of life as principal of the graded schools in South Charleston, Clark connty, in the same State, bat did not continne in this occupation long. In 1857 he bought the Xenia News, and did such good work on that journal as to give it a reputation wide as the State. This led to his engage ment by the Times and Gazette of Cincin nati and the Herald, of Cleveland, as their Columbus correspondent. The war gave him an opportunity of distinguishing him self as a correspondent at the front. He served the Cincinnati Gazette in this capacity, and in 1862 became a stockholder of that journal, the publication of which he subsequently assisted in the capacity of associate editor. His connection with the New York Tribune began with his being the editor in charge of its Washington bureau. He ventured upon the publication of a volume in 1865. It was entitled "After the War—A Southern Tour," and recorded observations made in company with Chief Justice Chase on an extensive range of travel. Reid published another book in 1868, "Ohio in the War," a work of coD9iderab'e length and vaine. He became permanently an editor on the staff of the Tribune in 1870, and when Horace Greeley was a candidate for the Presidency, assumed the position of managing editor. Mr. Reid is a wealthy man. He married the daughter of millionaire Mills, and lives in style np-town, New York. Nomination Withdrawn. Washington, March 19.—The Presi dent to-day withdrew from the Senate the nomination of Engene Schnyler to be Assistant Secretary of State, which was made on the 13th inst. It is learned that the Committee on Foreigh Relations, after consideration of the case, asked that the nomination be withdrawn, coupling the re quest, it is understood, with an intimation that otherwise it would be reported ad versely. This action was taken on acconnt of an assault made by Schnyler in his book entitled "American Diplomacy" npon Elihn Washburne, reflecting upon his official con duct while Secretary of State, together with reflections npon the administration of President Grant and the Senate, and also it is said, on account of charges affecting Schuyler's personal conduct in Europe. m GEO. SHERMAN BACHELLER. The New Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. George Sherman Bachelier was bom at Bachellerville, Saratoga connty, New York, on July 25, 1836. His father, Sherman Bachelier, was a nephew of Roger Sher man, oneof the signers of the declaration of independence. Mr. Bachelier was gradu ated a Harvard in 1856, receiving the de gree of L. L. D., from the law school of that institution. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, and in 1859 he represented the Second district of Saratoga connty in the Assembly. In 1862 he entered the army as major. He afterwards became lieuten ant-colonel. He was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry in 1862. In 1863 he was exchanged, and then served with the Tenth Army Corps. In the spring of 1863 he was appointed deputy provost marshal general of the department of the Sooth, holding the position until he was inspector-general of New York, in which capacity he reor ganized the national gnard after the war. He also had charge of the northern frontier daring the Fenian raids. In 1868 he was a Grant elector. He was a member of the New York assembly in 1«73,1874 and 1886. In 1875 he was appointed jndge of the in ternational tribunal at Cairo, Egypt. Suicide. Minneapolis, March 19.—The Tribune's Missoula, Mon., special says: W. J. Oliver, Manager of the Anaconda Hardware com pany at Anaconda, committed snicide by shooting himself through the head in the Hotel Florence to-day. The canee is un known. a to to in of of be of MS. m k IRE DERICK DENT GRANT. To-Day Appointed Minister to Aus tria. Frederick Dent Grant, whose name was 9ent to the Senate to-day for Minister to Austria and Hungary, was born May 30, 1850, at St. Lonis, Missouri. He is the eld est son of General Grant. After receiving a common school education he was given an appointment as cadet in the West Point Military Academy. Graduating with high honore, he was appointed Second Lieuten ant of the Fourth United States Cavalry on June 12,1871. He Bpent two years on out post duty and was promoted to the rank of Firet Lientenant. On March 17, 1873, he was made Aide-de-Camp with the rank of Lientenant-Colonel on the staff of Lieuten ant-General Philip H. Sheridan, Command er in-Chief. Grant's resignation was ac cepted in June, 1881. Soon after his resignation he married the danghter of a Chicago millionaire. He resides in New York city, devoting himself to business. Colonel Grant is of commanding presence, taller and more portly than his father. J JOHN C. NEW. Nominated To-day For Consul-Gen eral to London. The name of John C. New, of Indiana, was to-day sent to the Senate for Consul General to London. General Harrison is indebted largely to Mr. New for his nom ination and the success which followed it. No more loyal friend than Mr. New ever assisted the ambition of a Presidential as pirant. Heisa man of extraordinary en ergy, full of fight and persistent to the last degree. In physique Mr. New is short and thick-set. He has a large head and long, full, light-fibered,]brownish-black whiskers streaked with gray. As a political man ager he ranks with the most expert, and no one can possibly be ahead of him in tenac ity of purpose. He was born in the State of Indiana, in the year 1831, the son of a Campbeliite minister. After graduating at Bethany college, West Virginia, in 1853, he studied law, bat has never practiced the profession. His first political office was a clerkship in the Marion connty clerk's office, Indiana. The day after the death of his superior he was made connty clerk. He took to bank ing and was successful. W. H. English and he were owners of the First National bank, Indianapolis. They sold out at a large profit Mr. New and his son bought the Indian apolis Journal, which fought for Harrison with great effect during the late campaign. The articles on finance which appear in this newspaper and are largely quoted, are believed to be from the pen of John C New. The pnblic work performed by this able man includes services as State Senator, and as Adjntant-General of Indiana. In 1875 he was appointed United States Trea surer ander President Grant. He was sub sequently assistant secretary of the treas ury under Mr. Folger. His success in car rying the State of Indiana for Garfield in 1880 greatly increased his prestige. No less remarkable has been the ability of his recent services to his party. THEIR RECORDS. Something Abont the Latest Appoint* meats. Washington, March 19.—Captain Morse, who was to-day appointed private Secretary to Secretary Proctor, was grad uated from Cornell University in 1879 and until recently has actively engaged in the management of large marble interests con trolled by Proctor. He is also a member of the Bar. John R. McFee, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico, lives at Las Crnses and is spoken of as an excellent lawyer. He has been a resident of the Territory for many years. He has always been a staunch Republican in politics. Frank B. Aikens, who was nominated to the Supreme bench of Dakota, has been a resident of that Territory for a number of years. His present address is Canton, Da kota. He is a lawyor of good repute and was recommended for this office by Gov ernor Millette, Delegate Gifford and many mem here of the Legislature. Andrew C. Bradley, who is nominated to be judge of the supreme court, District of Colombia, is a life-long resident of Wash ington. He graduated from the Howard law school in 1867, and has been engaged in the practice of law in this city ever since. J. Lowrie Bell, who was yesterday appointed superintendent of the railway mail service, is fifty yeara of age and was born in Reading, Pa. In his twenty-eighth yeai he entered the service of the Phila delphia & Reading as clerk in the freight department. After several yeara effective service he was advanced to the position of general freight ageht and served in that capacity until March 1,1888, when, at the expiration ot the receivership of that road, he withdrew from its service and has since been engaged in looking after railroad and coal interests for other parties. a is it. The Legislators at St. Louis Divide on an Important Question. The Stock Interests May or May Not be Denefitted by the Session. CATTLE CONVENTION. Proposed Legislation Against Beef and Pork Trusts. St. Loris, March 13.—At 5 o'clock the convention was called to order and the committee on resolutions submitted a report re nmmending all resolutions re ferred yesterday to be laid on the table, which was done. The committee also beg ged leave to suggest that as the conference was called in relerence to the beef snd pork combine or trust, as designated in the Kansas resolution, that is all there is for the convention to consider, and in the opinion ot the committee the only effective way to reach it is by legislation, if the same can he done without encroaching on the organic law. The report was adopted. The committee on needed legis lation presented as a desirable measure the bill submitted by the Texas delegation, which will probably become a law in Texas. This bill deals with the definition of trusts, and penalties to be inflicted lor a violation of the act. The section defining trnsts is as follows: To make or enter into or carry out any contract or agreement oi any kind or de scription by which they shall bind or have bound themselves not to sell, dispose or transport any article or commodity or article of trade for the use of merchandise, commerce or cansumption below the com mon standard figure, or by which they shall agree in any manner to keep the price of said articles, commodity or transporta tion at a fixed or graduate figure, or by which they shall in any manner establish or settle a price on any article or com modity of transportation between them or themselves or others to preclude free ar.d unrestricted competition among themselves or others, or by which they shall agree to pool, combine or unite any interest they may have in connection with the sales or transportation of any such article, or commodity that its price might in any manner he afl'ected. The clanse concerning infliction of pun ishment provides that any corporation violating any provision of this act shall forfeit its charter and franchise and its cor porate existence shall cease. Any foreign corporation, under similar conditions, shall be denied the right to do business in the State. Any violation is al.-o declared a conspiracy against trade, and npon convic tion carries a fine and imprisonment, the maximum being $5,000 and ten years. After a few slight changes the bill was adopted by the lollowing vote. Yeas Col orado, 8; Iowa, 8; Illinois, 8; Indiana, 8; Minnesota, 8; Missouri six and two-fifths: Nebraska, 4; Texas 8. Nays. Missouri, one and three-fifths: Nebraska, 4. Various delegations were pledged to recommend the bill to their Legislatures. The second bill introduced by the com mittee on needed legislation was practical ly the Nebraska bill, providing for the ap pointment of local inspectors who shall in spect all cattle, sheep or swine, twenty-four hoars before slaughtering. Penalties were presented for evasion of inspecting all cat tle, sheep or swine twenty four hoars be fore slaughtering. Penalties were also presented for the evasion of inspecting meat on sale taken from animals not in spected. It does not apply to canned, smoked, cured or salt meats. A warm debate ensued, resnlting in ad journment to 8 p.m. in order that the bill might be printed. The Texas men claimed that the adoption of the preamble would be a fatal mistake, as if the convention should announce to the world the necessity of legislating to protect home consumers against the sale of diseased meat, it would result in shotting American meats out of all foreign markets and be a severe blow to producers. There was a lively discus sion of the bill by sections at the evening session. After a prolonged debate lasting until after midnight, in which the Texas and Illinois delegates were bitterly opposed to the measure, the bill was adopted by a vote of forty-six and four-fifths to twenty five and one-half, and the convention ad journed sine die. CAPTAIN JOHN ERICSSON. The Inventor Who Designed the Monitor. The eminent John Ericsson, whose death in New York is reported, was born in the province of Wermland, on July 31, 1803. His father was a well-to-do man, a proprie tor of mines. When ten years old, John Ericsson madf a miniatnre saw-mill and a pumping machine. Two years after he was made a cadet of mechanical engineers and when but thirteen years of age was one of a corps of surveying engineers. In 1826 he visited England, and in 1829 the Liverpool and Manchester Railway having offered a prize for the best locomotive, his* the Novelty, was entered against Stephen son s Rocket, to which it proved inferior in tractive power, but faster. Stephenson's design was given the preference. In 1839 Ericsson came to America. His first inven tion after coming was building the Prince ton, the firet ship of war to carry her ma chinery below the water line, beyond the reach of danger from projectiles. In 1861 Mr. Ericsson proposed to the United States Navy Department the construction of a turret ship, afterwards carried ont in the Monitor, which revolntionized naval war are. He invented many other improve ments, including a sun motor. Rich Mineral Discovery. City of Mexico, March 15.— Lower California is very quiet now. Governor Torres has sufficient troops to preserve or der in case they are wanted. The conser vative papers insist that Mexico will lose Lower California, and the inference is that the United States will absorb it The Government, however, says there : s no probability of losing Lower California. Rich copper and silver mines have been dis covered on the Ramirez Yarela concession, in the State of Gnerrero.