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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. The Western Citrus Belt Heard From. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. A Los Angeles Irrigation Measure. The Dome of the Lick Observatory. Sptcial to the Herald by the Aueciated Preu. San Jose, Cal., January s.—The committee having the management of tha citrus fair, to be given at Horticul tural Hall, in this city in February, re turned to.day from a tour of the west ern citrus belt, and report about seven hundred boxes of oranges, lemons and limes already promised. The cultiva tion of oitrus fruits in this county is far more extensive than was supposed, and the committee is of the opinion that af ter other seotions are visited tbe num ber of exhibits will be trebled. Besides citrus fruits the exhibition will consist of nuts, olives, prunes, dried and pre served fruits, wines and many otber products of the soil. The fair promises to be a great success. THE LEtiLSLATUBE. SENATE, Sacramento, January s.—The Senate met at 2 o'oloek for the purpose of ef fecting a permanent organization. S. M. White, of Los Angeles, waa elected Freaident pro tern. by a party rote, and Edward H. Hamilton, of Alameda, was choaen Secretary by the same vote. The organization was completed by the elec tion of the Democratic caucus nominees for all of the minor offices. Boggs offered a resolution to appoint a committee of three to notify the Gov ernor that the Senate is organized, when Crandall raised the point that, under the rules, all committees must be appointed by the Senate. President Daggett ruled the point well taken, and White moved to name Boggs, Haynes and Dray as suoh committee. . The motion was car ried. Un motion of Gonoher,Senators Lang ford, Jones and Vrooman were appoint ed a Committee on Rules. Gesford offered a resolution appointing Hayden C. Christian as Chaplain of the Senate. Adopted. A debate occurred over the question whether or not the Lieutenant-Governor has power, under the law, to appoint the porters and pages of the Senate. Clunie declared that the Democrats proposed to permit the Lieutenant-Gov ernor to appoint three porters and three pages, the number allowed by law, but that they intended to elect tbe extra porters and pages themselves. He held that the constitution conferred the right to appoint all of its officers on the Senate but the majority had courteously given the Lieutenant-Governor his privi leges under an invalid law. A long debate followed, and the chair then ruled that under the law as he read it the Senate has power to create porters and pages, but when created they must be appointed by the Presi dent. Caminetti appealed from tbis decision and another long argument followed be tween Vrooman and White. Un the roll call the decision of tbe chair was reverted and, Vrooman moving to recon sider, the matter went ever until to morrow. Oa motion, Jones, Yell and Wilson were appointed a committee to make preparations on behalf of the Senate for the inauguration of Governor-elect Bart lett Adjourned. TUB ASSEMBLY. Sacramknto, J auary s.—The As sembly was oalled to order at 11 o'clock. MoDoddoU of Sonoma introduced the first bill of the session, it being an amendment to Section 1, Article 13 of 'the Constitution, exempting growing vues and fruit treee from taxation. Matthews of San Benito and Granger of Butte also introdaoed bills, but as no oommittees, to which they were to be referred, had been appointed, they were withdrawn. The Speaker appointed the following committees: On Elections— Seymour Carr, Chairman, Brusie, Variel, Knox, Brett, Cepe, Ewing, On Rules —John Davis, Chairman; Smythe, W. H. Matthews of Tehama, Martin and •Webber. Adjourned. A Lea Angeles Irrigation Bill. Sacramknto, January s.—lt is stated that the Los Angeles delegation has pre pared an irrigation bill which is to be placed before the Legislature as soon as possible for consideration. Its purport is kept seoret, but it is believed it pro vides for tbe annulment of tbe riparian principle of common law and tbe estab lishment of a system under which the riparian proprietors themselves may use waters in irrigation, or if they do not choose to do so fully then that the own ers oi back laads may take them and use them so far as is consistent with public interests and not directly to the detriment of the rights of proprietors not indemnified for losses occasioned by such use. The irrigation matter. Sacramento, January s.—Among the important matters which will come be] fore the present Legislature for action will be irrigation. It is proposed to re vive the Commission scheme, substitut ing for civil members, one or two pro fessional men, such as lawyers and en gineers. It is proposed to authorize Governor Bartlett to select suoh com mission, and grant it power to investi gate the whole subject. The members are to be paid a salary, and to be re quired to report to the Legislature of 1889 a plan for irrigating the State, so as to protect tbe rights of every man now owning land under water. Weather Indications. Ban Francisco, January s.—lndi cations for the next 24 hours commenc ing at 4 a. m., January 6: For California —Continued warm and fair weather, except in the northwestern poriion, light showers. Death nf Lewie Ureenbnnm. San Francisco, January S. —Louis Uresnbauta, an old Celifornian aad aenior member of tbe stookbroking firm of Oreenhaam A Co., died last night of apaplexy. He was fifty-four year* of THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6. 1887-TWELVE PAGES. A BIG DOME. Which Is to Crown the Lick Ob. oervatory San Francisco, Jannary 5 —The great iron domu which is to surmount the Lick observatory at Mount Hamil ton, in Santa Clara county, is being temporarily erected in the yard of the Union Iron Works. The height of the dome is fifty feet and its diameter sev enty-live feet. It is made both of wrought and cast iron, the outside be ing oomposed exclusively of iron that has been galvanized for the better pro tection of the structure against inclem ent weather. After a thorough testing the structure will be transported in parts to Mount Hamilton, where it will ag >iv be put together on the walls be ing prepared to receive it. The walls are thirty-seven feet high and five feet in thickness, as they will need to be to support suoh a weight as 122 tons of superincumbent material. THE INAUGURATION. Hartlett Soon to Replace gov ernor Stoneman. Sacramento, January s.—The cere monies attending the inauguration oi Governor-elect Bartlett will take place to-morrow in the Assembly chamber. The Senate will organize this afternoon, and in the morning will meet the lowei house in joint convention, when the re turns of Governor and Lieutenant-Gov ernor, as certified by the Secretary of State, will he opened. After the official declaration Governor Bartlett will be sworn in and his inaugural delivered. Mr. Bartlett will then proceed to the Governor's office and take possession. Lieutenant-Governor Waterman will at the same time be introduced to the Sen ate by Lieutenant-Governor John Dag gett. Uood for Sacramento. Sacramento, January s.—The rail road shops in this city at present are a very active scene and the force of men employed is the largest that has been there for a number of years. Prospects are that the full force now employed, with some increase, will bare steady employment all winter, and this means good times for the community. The preliminary work for the construction of proposed new engines will begin just as soon as the other work oan be dis posed of. Another immense general machine shop has been planned, bnt Master Mechanic Stevens says the date of beginning its construction has not yet been determined. The shop will be 240 feet iv depth and 90 feet in width. A Rrlg Wrecked. San Francisco, January 5. —Particu- lars have been received in tbis city of the wreok of the brig Irene, 164 tons, Sunday last, thirty miles off Cape Flattery. The vessel struck shortly after midnight and became waterlogged. The crew endeavored to save the vessel by the use of the pumps, bat were finally compelled to take to the bo its. The same night they were picked ap and brought to Tacoma. The vessel was lumber-laden and bound from Port Blake ly for the Fijii Islands. The Irene's hall and cargo were partially in sured. A New Scheme. San Francisco, January 5. —The In* ternational Company of Mexico, a cor poration formed by Americans for the purpose of inducing immigration into Lower California, and which has secured a concession from the Mexican Govern ment of 18,000,000 acres of land, now ready for settlers, has just finished a new steamer to run regularly between San Diego aud Enseueda, a settlement on the bay of Todos Santos. The ves sel cost 235,000, and will start from here on her first trip to-morrow. The Nest lon Injunction Die solved. San Francisco, January s.—To day in the matter of the injunction restrain ing Assessor Holtz from turning his office over to J. C. Nealon until the Nealon-Siebe oonteat is decided, Judge Msguire dismissed the restraining order but took under consideration the matter of Holtz, contempt in turning over the office to Nealon contrary to order of the court. c The Riddle Cnee. San Luis Oiiisfo, January s.—The Biddle will case closed for argument this morning. Attorney James L. Crittenden began the opening address for ths con testants and will not conclude before late to-morrow. The case has aroused great interest in this county and consid erable speculation is rife as to the out come, it will be submitted to tbe jury about Friday. The Hnln. San Francisco, January s.—The Sig nal Service report says: Rain bos fallen from the extreme northwestern portion of California in light showers and over Oregon and Washington Territory. The following are the amounts of rain re forted: Olympia, 2.05: Astoria, .15; ortland, .12; Roseburg, .08, and a sprinkle at Eureka. An Assignment. Portland, Ogn., January 5. —A. Waldman, retail clothier, made an as signment this morning' to A. Meyer. Liabilities ten thousand dollars, princi pally in San Francisco. Assets about eight thousand. He hss been in busi ness here about twenty years. Death of a newspaper flan. San Francisco, January s.—The Chronicle's Bellevue, Idaho, special says: C. H. Clay, editor of the Inter-Idaho, died last evening of consumption. The deoeased was an old-time newspaper man, formerly of Virginia City, Eureka and Denver. The Inauguration. Sack/men to, January s.—The inaug uration of Governor Bartlett will take place at 3 o'clock at the Assembly Cham bers. It is stated that the Legislature will adjourn after the inauguration until Monday. A Delayed Appointment. Lakkport, Cal., January s.—The Board of Supervisors appointed J. H. Kenfro, Democrat, School Superintend ent after balloting 207 times. Pennsylvania's Next Senator. Harrisburo, Pa., January s.—The Republican legislative oauous to-day selected a candidate for United States Senator to succeed John I. Mitchell, whose term will expire March 4th. M. 8. Quay received 153 votes and Galusha Grow 9. EASTERN. Why Wittrock Turned Express Robber. THE HOOSAC lUNNEL SOLD. Pennsylvania to Submit a Prohi bitory Amendment to a Vote of the People. Special to the Herald bu the Auoctalcd Ptcm \ St. Lotus, Janaary s.—The express rebbers were not taken to the peniten tiary to-day, as it was expected they would be, but they will be sent up to morrow. In a brief interview with Wittrock, this morning, tbat worthy gave a bit of information not before made public, which was to the effect that it waa specially stipulated with the detectives that they most lift the mort gage on his mother's place before he would turn over any of the stolen mon ey. This he ssid they promised to do, and added that it was done when they went oat to Leavenworth, and thus his chief object in robbing the express com pany was accomplished. The mortgage was for $1700. The grand jury has found an indictment against Dan Moriar ity, charging him with being an acces sory to the robbery both before and af ter. He has not been arrested yet, and it is said that he will not be prosecuted, as it was through information derived from him that Whittrock and his pals were arrested. THE HOOSAC TUNNEL. It is Sold to the liiehburc Kail, road. Boston, January s.—The Governor and Council to-day completed the sale of tbe Hoosac Tunnel, with its accom panying forty-four miles of railroad, to tho Fitcliburg Kailroad Company. The conditions of the sale are as follows: The State is to receive from the Fitchburg Company $5,000,000 in tifty -yet-r bonds paying interest at 3 per cent for five years, 3£ per cent for the next five, and 4 per cent thereafter, and $5,000,000 in common stock. The existing issue of preferrod stock on the Fitchbure road ia 52,866 shares. This is to "be increased one-third and distributed pro rata among shareholders, making a total of 70,448 shares. The preferred stock is to receive a dividend of 4 per cent., and any surplus of earnings remaining is to be divided pro rata between the State on its $5,000,000 common stock and the ahorebolders of tha road on their $7,648,800 of preferred stock, or prac tically in the ratio of five to seven. PENNSYLVANIA. The State te Have a Prohibitory Vote. Harrisbuko, January s.—To-day in the Pennsylvania Legislature resolutions were passed appointing committees to prepare a bill regulating freight charges within the State, and an amendment to the constitution to be submitted to a vote of the people of the State provid ing that the manufacture and sale of in .toxicating liquors as a beverage in this State shall be forever prohibited, and providing also that oorapensataon be made for real estate used for tbe manu facture and sale of liquors in suoh cases as its value shall be diminished by the passage of this amendment. Both these resolutions were submitted in accordance with the resolutions of the recent Re publican State convention. Snow In the South—Temperance Man Assaulted. Montgomery, Ala., January s.—Snow fell here after midnight to a depth of three inches. This is the second snow this winter, something almost unknown before. Col. J. B. Cheves, temperance lec turer from Kentucky, has instituted suit in the United States Circuit Court against tbe Mayor of Greenville, Alabama, for $50,000 damages for injuries received to his person. Mayor Percy recently assaulted and beat Cheves at the Green, ville depot for an alleged slander con' ceruing him, made by Cheves in speeches daring the Prohibition canvass in Green ville. The Colorado Legislature. Denver, January 9.—Both houses of the general assembly convened to-day. The Republicans elected Hon. T. B. Stewart speaker, and Hon. Milton R. Moore chief clerk of the House by a striot party vote of 26 to 22. The Re publicans in the Senate elected Hon. Geo. M. Chilcott president and Hon. Vest Nichols olerk. Adjourned until to-morrow. Secretary- Lamar married. Macon, Ga., January 5. —Secretary Lamar was married this morning at the residence of the bride, to Mrs. Holt, of Macon. The Seoretary and his bride will leave this evening to spend the evening with Governor Gordon, and to morrow morning will leave for Oxford, Miss., to visit relatives of the Seoretary and will then go to Washington. Roach's Condition. New York, Janaary s.—At 11 o'oloek to-night the family of John Reaoh issued a bulletin to the associated press: "Mr. Roaob is gradually growing weaker, though the change has been very alight te-day. No sudden change is anticipat ed or ia probable to-night." A Uenerous Banker. Columbus, 0., Janaary 5.— W. G. Dexter, banker and millionaire, to-day gave to the Columbus Female Benevo lent Society one hundred thousand dol lars, to be invested and controlled by an advisory board of gentlemen for the use of the society. A Conference. New York, January 8. —A conference of manufacturers and dealers in tobaoco was held here to-day and it was decided to send a committee to Washington to advocate a revision of the revenue laws, especially the abolition of tbe tax on to bacco. Presidential Clemency. Washington, Jannary s.—The Presi dent has committed to fire year's im prisonment the sentence of John W. Parrots, of Arkansas, oonrioted of mur der aud sentenced to be banged January 14th. EMMA ABBOTT. The Bohemian Mir,!—A Ureal Chants of Bill. The rendition of Balfe's charming sen timental opera, "Tbe Bohemian Girl," at the Grand last night by the Emma Abbott Company was a most decided success. The opera is among both the most charmingly picturesque in setting and costuming, aud the .moat brilliantly tuneful in score extant. It sparkles with gems of song of the purest water. Tbe costuming and setting last night were in excellent style, and in tout ensemble it went with a verve, vim and dash, that carried the great audienoe completely away in enthusiasm. Stand ing room only was the order of the oc casion, and there was very little of that to spare when the curtain rose. Emma Abbott sang and acted the "Arliue" as she does all she attempts, to the acme of perfection. Her vocaliza tion of "1 dreamt that I dwelt lv marble halls." In the trio— "Fiom the rocks and the mountains come we," And wherever she appeared was brill iant ati diamonds. It was also sympa thetic as if she were in very truth the heroine of Balfb's creation. Miss Ab bott introduced, to the delight of all who heard it, the bird-song from David's "Pearl of Brazil." This is one of the sweetest soDgs composed, and is in every note moat difficult of execution. It is full of phrases, hardest to express. But the charming cantatriee took each note, and made eaoh ruu with the pre cision of an instrument, and a sweet ness and expression of sounds whose source could be found nowhere else but in a woman's heart. While her singing is so marvelously correct in execution, it is also most gi act fully easy, and brim full of warm feeling. She sings from her heart. The "Thaddeus" was sang in good style by Michelena, and the "Arnheim" by Pruet.e. The latter is still disabled by a terrible cold, whioh somewhat im paired his singing. The "Gypsy Queen" was sung excellently by Lizzie An nandale. The lady is also in disposed, but so manfully does she battle with this disability that it is not noticed before tbe footlights. In deference to tbe most enthusiastic recognition accorded her in this city, Emma Abbott will give a great double bill at each performance alter to-night. Gounod's immortal opera "Faust" will bepreiented to-night, and the large ad vance sale of seats indicates another brilliant audience. Emma Abbott has gained great renown as Margherita, and will be ably supported by a splendid cast, as follows: Margherita Emma Abbott Slebel Liszle Annandale Martha Marie Hlndle Faust Fernando Michelena Valentine William Pruette Mephlstopheles William Broderlok Wagner Robert Beaumont To-morrow night the entire oDera of "Crispino c la Cornare" (the Coblerand the Fairy) will be given, and ths cele brated "Lullaby Song," from the great New York success, "Erminie," will be introduced in the third act. The even ing's entertainment will conclude with the entile second act of the grand opera of "Norma," with Emma Abbott as "Norma," Lizzie An nandale as "Adilgisa," Eloise Mortimer as "Clothilda." At the Saturday mat inee the beautiful opera "Tbe Carvival of Venice," will be presented by Emma Abbott and her entire company; and also the "Misere Scene" from "11 Trova toro" will be given. For Saturday night a complete change has been made, ow ing to the universal desire on the part of our oitizens to again hear Emma Abbott as "Yum Yum." the "Mikado" will be the farewell attraction and Emma Abbott will also give ber famous render ing of the "mod scene from Donizetti's grand opera "Lucia di Lammermoor." The Abbott engagement has been the most successful and notable operatic event ever enjoyed by the citizens of Loi Angeles, who have proven their ap preciation of an excellent musical oppor tunity by liberal patronage. Earthquake in Texas. Galveston, Januarys.—A special to the News from Paige, Tex., says that a slight shook of earthquake occurred there at 11 o'clock this morning, lasting from two to three seconds. No serious damage was done. A wooden cistern which had been lowered into an excava tion sank four inches lower. The col ored servants at the Wilson Hotel were greatly alarmed. Tbe shock was felt for miles around and apparently passed from north to south. A few people claim to have heard a rambling noise. The town of Paige is situated on the Houston and Texas Central railroad, fifty miles east of Austin. Ia It General Billiard? Saratoga, January s.—lt is thought that the man named Bullord who was pinioned and burned under a beam in the wreck at Tiffin yesterday, and who waa reported to have belonged in New York State, may have been General E. P. Bullard, of Saratoga. Inquities at his home elioited the information that General Bullard started two weeks ago for New Mexico and his family had re ceived word of his arrival, but bis desti nation after leaving New Mexico is not known. General Bullard was about seventy years old and live feet ten inches in height. Ltaidowse Declines. Ottawa,- Ont., January s.—lnquiry being made at Bideau Hall to-day con cerning the cable dispatoh stating that the Marquis of Lahsdowne had been of fered a position in the British ministry, it was learned tbat suoh a dispatch had been received and that his excellency had replied in effect that he was not prepared at the present time to abruptly relinquish his official duties as Governor- General of Canada and that he must therefore decline the proferred position. A rire. Denver, January 6. —A Colorado Springs special to tho Republican says: Word reaohed tbe oity this morning that the works and hoisting apparatus of the Frauoeville coal mines were de stroyed by fire last night. The origin of the conflagration is not definitely known, but it is supposed that the woodwork caught fire from sparks from the coal pit. Tbe loss is between f 15, --000 and 920,000, whioh is covered by insurance. Another Old Wnard Untie. San Antonio, January s.—Victor Tarde, of Medina oounty, died yesterday aged 96 years. Ha was a member ef tbe famous old guard of Napoleon and served under that general in several engage ments, m eluding the battle of Waterloo. WASHINGTON. Proceedings of the House and Senate. NEW CIVIL SERVICE RULES. The List of Appropriations for California Rivers and Harbors. [Special lo the Herald byllie AuocimtcdPreu. Washington, January s.—ln the Senate to-day, Mitchell, of Pennsylva nia, from the Committee on Pensions, reported a bill granting a pension of $5000 a year to the widow of General John A. Logan, and asked for immedi ate consideration, but under objec tion by Coke the bill went over till to morrow. McPherson offered a resolution calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for a statement of the indebtedness of the Pdcifio Railroad Companies to the Gov ernment on January 1, 1887, with de tails of all payments made on account of the same. Also as to sums due or to become due (principal and interest under existing law severally) and wh»t differ ence will result to the Treasury if tbe pending Senate Funding Bill should be come a law. Hoar moved to amend the resolution by adding to it these words, "and a statement of all existing ques tions in regard to the amonnt of suoh debts in dispute between the said com panies and the Government." The mat ter went over until to-morrow. At 2 o'oloek the Senate took up the conference report on the Inter-State Commerce bill, and was addressed by Piatt. He apposed the conference re port and advocated its rejection solely for tho reason that it prohibited pooling. Iv all otber respects he favored the Compromise bill. THE HOUSE Went into Committee ot the Whole on the Indian Appropriation bill, whioh gave rise to no opposition in any of its features, and tbe committee having arisen it was passed without discussion or division. It appropriated $5,115,000. The Military Academy Appropriation bill waa theu taken up and passed, Mr. Morrow, of California, presented the petition of James A. Gari eld Post 34, Department of California, in favor of tbe Edmunds and Tucker Anti- Polygamy bill. Referred. The Speaker laid before the House tbe following communication, dated Washington, D. C, December 31, 1886: "I hereby respectfully resign my of fice as Representative io the Forty-Ninth Congress, from the Fifth Congressional District of North Carolina, to take effect from date. Respectfully yours, (Signed). James W. Rbid." Tbe communication was laid on the table. CUSTOMS APPOINTMENTS. Regulations Uovernlng tne Ser vice in New York. Washington, January s.—The Presi dent to-day promulgated tbe following regulations governing promotion in the Customs Service st New York city: The Board of Examiners of the New York Customs District may at any time with approval of the Civil Service Commis sion, order an examination for promo tion. For at least fire days before the examination is to take place place they shall cause a notioe to be posted con spicuously in the office for which such an examination is to be held and shall state in said notice the class or classes to test the fitness for promotion to which the examination is to be held and the time and place of examination. Pro motion shall be from class to class and examinations of persons in one class shall be to test their fitness for promotion to the next higher cla?s, The examination mnst be held upon suoh subjects as in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, with the ap proval of the Commission, the general nature of the business ot the office and the special nature of the position to be filled may require. None who shall fail to attain a minimum standard of 75 per cent, in written examinations shall be certified for promotion. Any person employed in any offioe to which these regulations apply may be transferred without examination after a service of six months oonsecutively siuce January 16, 1883, from one office to a class no higher in another office npon certifi cation by the Board cf Ersminers that he has passed an examination (or ths olsss in whioh he is doing duty and with the consent of the heads of the respect ive offices and the approval of the Sec retary of the Treasury. The Civil Ser vice Commission may at any time amend these regulations or substitute other regulations. The foregoing regulations are adopted and approved. (Signed) Grovek Cleveland. Washington Notes. Washington, January s.—Among the petitions presented to Congress to day were several protesting against the adoption of the conference report on the Inter-State Commerce bill. Tho President has so far failed to nominate Mr, Manning as Minister to Mexico and the impression is almost general that this appointment will be allowed to lapse. This belief is strength ened by the fact that there is but one more day in which the nomination can be made; and further, by an uuofficial statement by the President that all of the recess nominations have been sent in. The House Committee on Rivera and Harbors bos completed the River and _ Harbor appropriation bill and it will be presented to the House before the end of tbe week. The grand total of appropriations made by the bill is $7,158,250, while tbe total of the estimates submitted was $30,201, --749. Among the appropriations are the following: California, harbors; Hum boldt harbor and bay, $50,000; Wilming ton, $50,000. Rivers—Sacramento and Feather rivers, $10,000; Ban Joaquin und Stockton and Mormon sloughs, $10,000. Confirmations—Thos. Moonlight, Gov ernor of Wyoming; Joseph P. Laird, Register of the Land Office, Indepen dence, Cal.; A. W. Kibenshutz, Re ceiver of Public Moneys, Independence, Cal. Postmasters—J. A. Van Anars dale, Colton, Cel.; Mary A. Camp, Cal istoga. Cel.; Charles H. Finley, Modesto, Cel.; L. A. Manchester, Merced, Cat; B.T.Smith, Pasadena, Cal.; P. Stein, Pomona, Cal. Pensions were granted to-day to John Sexaner, San Jose, and Henry Howard, Loa Angeles. The President to day transmitted to the House of Representatives a letter from the Seoretary of State enclosing a mass of statements from consular officers of customs duties levied by foreign na tions upon the produce aud manufac tares of the United States. In his let ter of transmittal Secretary Bayard says the demand for new markets for Ameri can products has become almost impera tive and these markets mnst be syoght among those nations which from fiscal or protective necessity, from need of revenue or desire of fostering manu facturing industries bave imposed duties upon articles of foreign growth or pro duction, which are most onerous and oppressive, not only to the consumer, but to American exporters. MARAT'S BATHTUB. The modest Rlsr In Which Ho Re- ceived Charlotte Corday. The Musee Grevin, on the Boulevard dcs Italiens, is a cross between the Eden Musee of New York and the renowned "wax figures" of Mme. Tuaaaud of Lon don, without the eminent respectability of the one or the historic interest of the other. It is chiefly afflicted with the disease which memorably resells the salon of 1885—an efflorescence of cory phees; and when it placards at the door the appetizing announcement that the visitor will find something from Zola, whioh evea the liberal jury of 1885 would not admit to the Palais de I'ln dustry, all Paris wants to go in. It is propsr to protest that no such scandalous invitation turned my steps across its threshold this morning; for, having seen the collection of last year at the spring exhibition, I felt that not only the Musee Grevin, bat that other mu seums in whioh Naples preserves the wickedness of the buried cities could hardly surprise me. I really wished to see the last addition—the bathtub—the identical bathtnb in whioh Marat was murdered by the Judith of that tragic summer's day, ninety-three years ago; and this chiefly because, to me as to every one else, it has always been a mystery how even a Frenchman—even a Frenchman of the days of T hermidor, Ventore and the rest—even the demon of the triumvirs, should bare been so lost to decency as to cause a young female visitor, who wished to see him, to be summoned to his bathroom. Having done two or three rooms whose moat conspicuous objects were a number of waxen damsels in Paradisaic costume, pointing their dexter toes toward high noon, I descended into the crypt, all devoid of the blood curdling horrors of the Twenty-third atreet es tablishment, bat containing in one well lighted chamber the "Assassination of Marat." On the wall near by is the evidence of the authenticity of the bath tub, together with some manuscript of of Marat's, written just before his death. The scene is very effectively rendered, the position and appearance of Marat being copied from David's wonderful picture. But the tub was what inter ested me; first, because it is the veritable tub, and, secondly, because it explains the mystery. This is how it looks: It is shaped exaotly like a shoe; is mash too short for one to Uo in at full length, and with a seat inside, aa waa often found in the bathtubs of those days. Marat might very well have been, as the local chronicler tells us thst he was, correct ing his proofs when Charlotte Corday entered. The contemporary records add that by wot en chemise, aud that his friend's, anticipating tome of our loyal politicians, whooped up the boys by a liberal display of Marat's "bloody shirt" on the dsy of the funeral. The Directors of tbe Musee Grevin gave, it is said, 5000 francs for the tub. Happily they can make their money ont of it without fear of a summons to the Conoiergerie. But it was not always so, for shortly after Marat's death a too enterprising Mrs. Jarley of the year II in the month Thermidor had her head chopped off for the crime of exhibiting a wax effigy of Charlotte Corday.— Parii Letter in New York Sun. Horrible Murder at Colton. The Semi-Tropic of yesterday has the followjpg; One of the most horriblo and cold blooded murders ever perpetrated any where on the faoe of the globe occurred at the Trans-Continental Hotel at this plane last evening, a cowardly ruffian premeditatively knocking a woman in tbe head with a claw-hammer, crashing her skull, burying tbe left eye in her head, and then completing and making doubly sure his hellish work by cutting his victim's throat from ear to ear. As nesr as we could arrive at the facts, tha couple—a man and woman— arrived on last evening's eastbouad train. They went to the Trans-Conti nental Hotel about 6 o'clock. The man engaged a room of Mr. White and regis tered as Wm. Perce, but did not put the name of his companion npon the hotel register. The couple were shown to room 13 on tbe second floor by the clerk, Sy. Jurd. Nothing mora waa seen of the couple until between 11 and 12 o'clock this morning, when the cham bermaid was on her rounds and, enter ing the room, saw the ghastly sight of the murdered woman. Officer Brown was immediately notified of the fact and in a few moments wss upon the soene. Coroner Wainwright was sent for and on arriving here summoned a jury to investigate the matter. The scene presented in the room where lay the corpse was a most horrid one. The body was lying on the bed with the head at the foot of its natural resting place and iv a large pool of blood. The work of the cold-blooded hyena was methodical in the extreme, for after completing hie hellish purpose he had carefully folded the handa of his victim over her breast and properly ar ranged tbe bedolotbing. The woman's clothes were scattered about the room, and showed unmistakable signs of hav ing been rifled. Her valise was broken open and its contents scattered about here and there, an empty watch case lay upon the floor, while cuffs, collara.shoes and underwear lay in confusion every where. In a small side-pocket in one of the woman's dresses was foand $10 and some loose silver. A pile of letters and papers had been burnt npon the floor near the bureau, Ia an envelope was found the photograph of deceased, and the card bore the imprint of "Cobb's Dore Gallery, 1144 Market street, San Francisco." From other papers found, it waa learned that the name of the deceased was Miss Katy Handroff, and lhat abo resided at Liver more, California. Win. Perce is de scribed as a tall, light complected man, with heavy sandy mustache; be had the appearance of a foreigner. He wore a double-breasted, short-cut coat of dark material. When leaving tha room tbe villain oloeed and carefully locked tbe door, and forgot to leave his card or hia possible destination. Sheriff Cole and his Deputy, Tom Warden, were prompt ly on tne scene and have made every possible move to checkmate and capture ihe orate, we earnestly hope they will succeed. NO. 82. LABOR TROUBLES. The Knights of Chicago Indignant. EMPLOYEES BREAK CONTBACTS Serious Results of tbe Coal Min ers' Strikes—The Compa nies Weakening. \9pteiai to the Herald by the Aeeoeiattd Prern. Chicago, January 6.—To-night tha faot was made public tbat local asseaa blieal7oo, 6732, 6768 aad 8218 of tho Knights of Labor have taken atepa tow ards renewing tha boycott agalnat Bala Schwab4 Co. and C. H. Fargo* Co.,' the reason being the alleged viola i ion by tbe two firms of contracts entered into last spring with the Knighta. The four local assemblies mentioned are composed exclusively of employees of tbe vsrioas boot and shoe factories of Chicago, ana at their instance the question aa te haw many of the shoe firms bad violated the agreement to discontinue as quickly as possible ths employment of ooaviet labor oame before the State Executive Board of Knights at its late session in this city. The board decided adversely. The charges preferred against the menu facturers, with the exception of tha east) of Fargo & Co., were not seriously en tertained. This decision, it appears, was very unsatisfactory to KajghtTdi rectly interested and a joint session of their four local assemblies has noon bold to take action in the matter. At tha joint meeting tbe executive board Ws* bitterly denounced, one of the sneak ers charging that it was influenced by money from the manufacturers. It was then decided to renew the Sell, Schwab and Fargo boycotts. At ths office of Fargo Sl Co. this evening the charge was admittod that the firm bad trans ferred the greater portion of their work to the Penitentiary at Jackson, Michi gan, where Fargo has contracts running ten years. SeTz, Schwab tt Co. said, however, a mistake had surely been made iv their case. The firm waa living strictly np to the letter and spirit of the agreement with the Knights. THE COAL. sJTatlK.fi. Tne Companies Anxleaa far a Settlement. New York, January 6.—The strike of the oosl handlers is extending alt along the lines of the Delaware A Hud son Canal Company, tbe Philadelphia A Reading Railroad and the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. This morn ing the men at ijouth Amboy, who hesi tated about striking, wers ordered out by the Knights of Labor. Their griev ances are identical "with taoaj of the employe* at Weehauken, Eliz.betbporl. Borgen Point and South Amboy, who have been out forty-eight hours. The only point where work was oon tinned to-day was at Port Richmond, on tha Delaware. Here the men are holding back until ordered by the Knighta of Labor to stop, and it is believed that the order will oome promptly and that the Port Richmond men will be idle to-morrow. There was some talk this afternoon of the railroad and coal com panies holding a meeting for tho purpose of effecting a speedy settle ment. All are sacrificing big sums by the strike and the majority of the com panies think it is advisable to grant tho demands of the men (or an Increase nf rates. There have been no diet n-Anoea. Five thousand men are now er.'if Tne Cealkeavere Striate. New York, January s.—The mob. employed on the Coal dumps ut Podf Johnson and Elizabethport who struck Monday to resist a reduction til WSgenr were joined yesterday by tbe men at the two Amboys.iiobokeo and Weohawken. This makes seven coal ports or places of deposit at which the men are on a strike. At each place thousands of tons of coal are lying on the dumps or ara stored on the oars awaiting hands to load on boats. Altogether there are tied an 10,000 tons of oosl, aad 250 men stand idle. In addition to the strikers mora than 1000 men are forced into idleness at five mines of the Lehigh Coal Compa ny, where work has been suspended pending a settlement of the strike. Proeare Passports. Washington, January s.—The Seere tary of State has a dispatch from Fred erick Raine, United States C°Mul-Ge«« eral at Berlin, setting forth annoyances to which United States citizens visiting Europe, and especially Germany, sub ject themselves by neglecting to procure passports before leaving this country. Berlin, Frankfort, Hamburg, Lei pate and other cities of the German Empire are subject to a so-called "small state of seige." Every stranger or foreigner vis iting these places is requested to iden tify himself by procuring passports. lav- ' dice are not exempted. Immediately after the arrival of a stranger the polioe authorities demand the production of a passport, and if this is not provided, one must either procure one at the nearest United States Legation, or submit to an noyances, if not a peremptory order to leave. Sentenced. Dublin, January s.—Fifty-six men arrested last August at tbe time Father Fahey was taken Into custody for resist ing the collection of rent and eviction on the Clanricarde estates at Woodford. County Galway, wore to-day sentenced to imprisonment ranging from twelve to eighteen months. Northbrook Declines. London, January s.—Lord North brook has decided not to accept a posi tion in the Cabinet. He has written to Goschen regretting his inability to join the ministry in view of Coassisn live discontent, and the doubtful natssje) of tbe agreement with Lord Salisbury. Pattt la Mexico. City or Mexico, January «.— Marfan* Patti made her appearance last aighk at the National Theater, and was re ceived with great enthusiasm, being re called rive times after one song and showered with rosea. Aa Earthquake Shack. Charleston, Jannary «.—There weal i a alight earthquake shook at BaaavaWt>> I villa at 8 o'clock this mnrasag Afcta, quirt e4 Charleston.