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VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. Identity of tlie Murdered Woman. DYNAMITE IN SAN FRANCISCO- Wreck of the Harvey Mills—Two Seafaring Men Accused of Murder. 'Special to the Herald by the Associated Press] Livermore, January 6.—Katie Han dorf, the woman murdered at Colton on Tuesday night, was married to William Springer at the South Park Hotel, San Francisco, in the latter part of De cember. Springer formerly kept a sa loon at Lodi, bnt sold out a short time ago and is said to own a saloon on Market street, San Franoisoo, whioh he left in charge of a barkeeper. He and his wife left here last Saturday for San Francisco, intending to take a bridal tour to Southern California. The de ceased bad been living here for some time and was a nieoe of Max Ramke, one ot onr largest landowners. Sbe is re ported to have several hundred dollars deposited in some San Franoisco savings bank, She also held a note against Springer for $200. Her folks opposed the marriage, but no cause can be as signed for the murder. DYNAMITE. An Attempt to Destroy a Cable Road. San Francisco, Jannary 6.—At a late hour last night the residents in the vi viuity of Ninth and Harrison streets were startled by a terrifio explosion. Most of them had retired, and, being awakened from their sleep, ran out into tbe street in their night clothing. The first impression created waa that an earthquake bad shaken down a building. Investigation, however, disolosed that a dynamite cartridge had been placed in the cable road on the Larkin atreet branch of the Sntter street railroad and exploded. The basalt rooks on either aide of the slot were found to be lowered and the machinery badly shattered. The pulleys upon which the cable rana were also broken and the foundation o, the tunnel was cracked. Window panes in the vicinity were rattled violently at the time of the explosion, and in many cases shattered. In a saloon two blocks away a lighted lamp was thrown to the floor and nearly caused a conflagration. The iron plates of the manholes of the track were found 200 feet away, to whioh dis tance they had been hurled. A lady living in tbe neighborhood said that a few minutes before tbe ex plosion ebe aaw two men go to tbe trap. One of them lifted the trap while the other took a package from his pocket, applied a match to it and lowered it into the cable tunnel. The men then went away. An explosion followed, and the witness saw tne cables and the machin ery of the track flying in all directions. Many of the awakened women and children were so afflicted with fright that they went to the bouse of frienda to spend tbe night, fearful that if they re mained in their own homes another ex plosion might oconr and shatter them. Chief of Polioe Crowley, who was seen this morning, stated that detectives had been sent out to work up the oaae bat had not as yet obtained any clue to the perpetrators. The chief has placed a lAtail of a dozon polioe in the vicinity of the soene of the explosion. "The roads mutt be protected," he said, "aud I'll give them all the men I can spare." No further trouble occurred to-day, and tbe roada are all running aa usual. TBE R.ISVEV Mil.I.N. Three ol the Crew at San Pe dro. San Francisco, Jannary 6.—A dis patch was received in this city to-day from San Pedro announcing the arrival there of three of the crew of the Amer ican ship Harvey Mills, whioh has long been overdue at this port from Seattle. From them it is learned that the vessel left Seattle under Capt Crawford with a cargo of coal for San Francisco Decem ber 12th. Two days later a gale was encountered sixty miles southwest of Cape Flattery, in which the vessel foun dered. The oulv survivors known are the first mate, Cushman, Alexander Vol jens and Jacob Brown, seamen. It is uot stated how many were on board at the time of the disaster. Tbe survivors were picked up in an open boat by the bark Majestic, bound for San Diego.and landed at San Pedro, near Los Angeles. The Harvey Mills waa of about 2000 tons burden, owned jointly by Capt. Crawford, Capt. Wamcn Mills and a number of Eastern people. She was valued at $64,000, on which there was small insuranoe. The cargo, valued at $12,000, was consigned to J. F. Chap man A Co., this city, and was fully in sured. Tbe entire crew and officers, it is learned, consisted of twenty-four men. The Captain and three men attempted to leave tbe ship in a boat whiob, how ever, capsized as soon as it left the ship's fide, and it Is believed all were drowned. Four others took to a raft but have not since been heard of. Mate Cushman and three of the crew alao left the ship on a raft, but before they were picked up one of them went crazy and jumped overboard) The remaining twelve stuck to the ship, and aa the survivors aaw her go down, all on board must have perished. Tho rescued men left to-day for this oity. Earthquakes Predicted. San Francisco, January 6. — The Lighthouse Inspector has just reoeived the particulars of a peculiar phenome non whioh was noticed last Sunday by Joseph Hodgson, keeper of the light house at Point Arenas, five miles south of Pigeon Point, between this city and Santa Cruz. On tbe afternoon of that day, from 1 o'clock to sundown, a succession of currents of hot air passed over the lighthouse at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes. Hodgson, who is a theorist oa the earthquake question, be lieves that these atmospheric manifesta tions are the forerunners of earthquakes. The Middle will Case. San Lois Obispo, January 6. —Attor- ney-General J. L. Crittenden oonoluded his opening address in the Biddle will tt" late thia afternoon and tha court adjourned for tha day. HORRIBLE IF TRUE. Two Men Accueedot Causing v Fireman's Death. , San Francisco, January o.—Harry | Fletcher, first asaiscant engineer of the I steamship Alameda, and James Smith, a water-tender on the same vessel, wero arrested to-day on a charge of cnußing the death of a fireman named James Sehroeder. Tho warrant was sworn out by Charles Jammer and F. J. Sullivan, two seamen. The sailors in their state ments allege that on the last voyage of the Alameda to Australia the vessel baa not been out two days before the officers in tha engineer's department began to abuao the men. Ou tbe 28th of Ooto ber, the fifth day out, Sehroeder oame out of the tire-room and complained of feeling faint. He was ordered back to work oy one of the officers with the foulest lauguage. He obeyed, but when near the smokestack dropped to the floor. Fletcher aaw bim and ordered two men, one of whom waa Smith, to bold him cloae to the furnace doors. They were thrown open and he waa kept near the fire for aeveral minntes. His head fell back and he never uttered auother aound. His body waa buried at sea. Fletcher and Smith take their ar rest coolly, asserting that there is net tbe slightest foundation for the tale of the men. Both of the acensed men have given bonds of $1000 for their appear ance before the United States Commis sioner next Saturday. A HARDSHIP. Cattlemen Ordered to Leave an Indian Reservation. Prescott, Ariz., January 6. —At the request of Commissioner Atkins, a pre emptory order has been issued from the War Department to General Mason, Commander at Fort Whipple Barracks, to warn all cattlemen and miners from the Wallapai reservation, in Mohave comity, aud to use the military to en force order. The northern portion of the reservatiou. which is entirely worth less for any other purpose, has been oc cupied by some fifteen or twenty cattle men for the past twelve or fifteen years, many years before it was set aside by President Arthur for the uses ot these Indians, and the cattlemen employ the Indians as herders, who are enabled thus to earn a living. Investigation, it is claimed, would prove that the pres ence of tho cattlemen upon the reserva tion, besides adding to the tax roll of Mohave county, is of advantage to the Indians themselves. The town of Peach Springs is on the reservation. If this order ia enforced it will destroy the mining and stock industry of a large seotion without benefitting the Indi ins. SANTA AHA. Description of the t.ate Pomo loglcal fair. Banta Ana, Cel., January o.—The Los Angeles County Poiuological Society held its meeting at Spurgeon's Hall this afternoon and evening. A grand display of the products of the county were placed on exhibition. Beautiful, large oranges, sixteen inches in circumference, this year's growth; tempting lemons of equal size, figs, yams, raisins and date trees of a five variety. English walnuts five inches in diameter, squashes and pumpkins weighing 160 pounds, beets 4 feet in circumference by 2J feet long nnd a large seleotion of different kinds of trees and vines, only to be bad in a genii-tropical climate. The next annual meeting will be held at Pomona. Five large size brick buildings are now being constructed. Real estate transfers aro carried on on au extensive scale and Santa Ana has never seen so many im provements or strangers on the streets. The Pool's Demand. Ban Francisco, January 6.—lt is stated that the Exeoutive Committee of the Trunk Line pool has adopted a reso lution, demanding twenty-eight per oent. of the net through freight rates from tbe Pacific coast to the Atlantio aeaboard, with the proviso that tbe re sult shall yield not less than twenty-five cents per hundred pounds from Chicago to New York. They had been receiv ing^twenty-two per oent., whioh they claim did not pay the expenaes of the haul, owing to the rate war whioh has existed between tbe transcontinental roads. A flood Measure. San Francisco, January 6.—The Ex aminer's Washington speoial says: At a meeting of protection Democrats at Congressman Ranpall's house to-night, a measure for tax rednotion was agreed upon as follows: The repeal of the to bacco tax, twenty-eight millions; repeal of the tax on spirits distilled from fruits, one million; free alcohol for use iv arts, estimated at twelve millions; repeal of all licenses, seven hundred thousand; free list rive millions. In all about forty seven millions of dollars. Arizona News. Proenix, A. T., January 6.—The Common Council has been petitioned for a franchise to conatruot a system of street car linea throughout the city. The material and mechanics to con struct a bridge over the Gila river for the Maricopa and Phcenix Railroad have arrived at Maricopa and the work will be now pushed rapidly to comple tion. A Delayed Train. San Francisco, January 6. — The Southern overland train was four hours late iv arriving here to-day owing to the pieton rod of tho engine breaking when the train waa a short distance south of Madera. A new engine was dispatched to the scene and the train arrived safely at Oakland at 3 o'clock. The Bain. San Franoisco, January 6—The Sig nal Service report says that rain has fallen in light showers over Oregon and Washington Territory, and at Eureka. The following are the amounts reported: Olympia .02, Astoria .37, Portland .13, Roseburg .03, Eureka .01. A New Feeder for the S. P. San Francisco, January 6.—lt is re ported tbat tbe Southern Pacific com pany's surveyors are locating a route for a feeder from Tnlare to Huron, a dis tance of about 160 miles. Death of a Pioneer Printer. San Franoisco, Jannary 6.—Wm. N. Bnrkhead, a pioneer printer, one of tbe hast known members of his craft en tbe Faeifia coast, died last night after a lin gering illness. FRIDAY JANUARY 7. 1887. SACRAMENTO. Proceedings of the State Legislature. A HITCH IN THE COUNT. A Long; List, of Appointments Sent in by Governor Stone man. | Special io the Herald by Ihe Associated Press. Till! SENATE. Sacramknto, January 6.—Both houses of the Legislature met at 11 o'clock to. day. Governor Stonemau'a message was received in each bouse, and portions of it referred to the proper committees. In the Senate, on motion of Mr. White, the hour of noon was fixed for canvass ing the vote for Governor and Lieuten* ant-Governor in joint assembly. A message was received from the Gov ernor transmitting tbe following list of appoiniments made since tbe last ses sion, and asking for their confirmation: Cbarlea H. Randall, Director Stockton Insane Asylum, vioe Doraey, deceased; Peter Beloher, H. Kingston and Wm, Carson, Pilot Commissioners for Hum boldt harbor; Theo. A. Lord, Trustee of Deaf.Dumb and Blind Asylum,vioe Har rington, resigned; D. M. Delmas, Re gent of the University, vioe Roiecrans, resigned; Wm. H. Thornley, Commis sioner of Immigration, vice Forrester, deceased; Thomas J. Sherwood, Fish Commissioner, vioe Redding, resigned; Robert T. Devlin, Prison Director, vice himself, term expired; I. W, Hellman, JL g' nt of the University, vice himself; Frank McCoppin, Harbor Commission er, vice Wm. Irvin, deceased; W. F. Henning, J. C. Martin and George M. Cornwall, Directors of the Napa Insane Asylum; David W. Weldt, Pilot ot Wil mington Harbor, vice Thos. Bowers, re moved; Eugene Lehc, Brig.-Gen. Third Brigade, vice Jas. A. Shepard, resigned. On motion of Boggs the appointments were made the special order for January 13th, at 2 o'clock. An attempt was made to reconsider the vote by whioh the Senate yesterday appointed six pogia and three porters, and after a few momenta of parliamen tary sparring a vote was reached on the resolution, aud Vrooman again gave no tice to reconsider, and the matter went over until to-morrow. The Senate then proceeded to the Assembly to canvass the teturns for Governor. The Senate reconvened at 3 o"clock. Senators Jones Yell and Wilson have taken oharge of the matter of obtaining returns from San Benito and San Mateo counties aa soon aa possible. Senators Oesford, Caminetti and Wilson were elected a Committee on Mileage and Contingent Expenses. Adjourned until to-morrow. THE ASSEMBLY. The Assembly Committee on Rules made a report v> hich was adopted and ordered printed. The Governor's biennial message was received and the reading of it made the special order for to-morrow moruing at 10 o'clock. Messrs. Voriel, Heath and Wright were appointed a committee to confer with the Senate to ascertain what time would be convenient for canvassing the vote for Governor and Lieutenant-Gov ernor. W. A. Brown moved that when the Assembly adjourned it be to 2 o'clock next Monday. The motion was lost by a viva voce vote. JOINT SESSION. At 12 o'clock both bouses met iv the Assembly ohamber. Alter roll oall Sen ators Boggs and Wilson and Assembly men Leblano and Lewis were appointed tellers, and the canvass of the votes be gan. There were no original retnrna from San Mateo and San Benito, and those in the office of the Secretary of State were obtained by a committee, of which Sen ator White was chairman. After five minutes' recess Senator White moved that the abstracts of the offioial count gotten from that official be accepted in lieu of the other returns. Senator Vrooman raised tbe point of order that this oould not be done under the law. A protracted debate followed. Speaker Jordan ruled that Vrooman's point of order waa well taken and that he could not consider the retnrna offered by Mr. White, of Lea Angeles, from the Seoretary of State's office. He alao held that he could not declare tbe result on the returns before him and auggeated that a recess be taken until the ieturus of Son Mateo and San Benito oan be re oeived. After some debate a recess was taken until 10 o'clock Saturday. In the meantime the returns from the two miss ing counties will be obtained. Iv Favor of the Inter-State Com merce Bill. New York, January 6.—The regular meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held to-day. Cornelius N. Bliss, on behalf of the special committee ap pointed to examine into the Inter-State Commerce Bill, now pending before Con gress, made bis report. It reviewed the provisions of the bill, and said the committee objected to the prohibition of pooling. On the recommendation of tbe report, resolutions were adopted ap proving Senate Bill No. 1032, exoept the section which prohibits greater charges for a shorter than for a longer haul; al so section five whioh contains an abso lute provision against pooling. Resolu tions were adapted favoring the imme diate passage of the Cox bill, for an ap propriation of $30,000,000 for coast de fenses. Edmunds' Opinion of Hold-overs. Sacramento, January 6.—A dispatch to the Record-Union from ex-Speaker W. H. Parka states that he has re ceived a telegram from Washington sav ing that Senator Edmunds had exam ined the constitution of California, and deoides that there can be no question but that there are hold-over State Sen ators, aa claimed by Mr. Parks in bis letters upon the subject heretofore pub lished in the Record-Union. California Dried t'ralts. San Francisco, January 6.—The Call'i Chioago special says: California varieties of dried fruits are attracting a fair degree of attention, owing to do mestic fruit being scarce. Berrr Withdraws. Sacramknto, January 6. — John Boggs states that C. P. Berry has with drawn from the United States Senatorial contest. PATTI WILL SING. Report of Her Not Co ml rig Posi tively Denied. San Francisco, January 6.—A dis patch from New York was published in this city this morning, in which it was atated that, owing to Patti's success in Mexico and the extension of her season there, it had made it necessary to cancel her propoaed visit to Lv; Augeles, aud she would go from Mexico direct to San Francisco. Tho dispatch further stated that Henry Abbey aud Patti had been negotiating for some time for a tour in South America, itn«J that a contract for tbat purpoie would probibly be ar ranged before Madame Putti again ap pears iv New York. It was expected that the tour would be made daring tbe coming summer. Tbis afternoon Marcus R. Mayer, act ing manager for Henry Abbey, was shown tbe above mentioned dispatch by an Associated Press representative. Mr. Mayer read tbe dispatch with evident interest, end wheu he finished said: "There is no truth in either of these statements." "Madame Patti," lie con tinued, "is certainly haviug great suc cess in Mexico, and her time has been somewhat extended, but that isn't going to prevent her filling all her American engagements." "Will the diva appear at Los Ange lesr "Most assuredly. Those people were generous enough to guarantee $0000 for her, and on the 18th of this month ahe will appear before them at Armory Hall. From there she will come to thia city and open on the 21st. She will give four performances. After that she will proceed across the coutinent, appearing at different points, arriving in New York about April Ist. Then she will iug in Europe, making her farewell tour. If sbe goes to South America it will be in 1888 or 1880, probably in the summer of the former year. Tine Diva Cornea. To make assurance doubly sure, Mr. Marcus Mayer telegraphs specially to the Herald as follows: San Francisco, Jannary 0, 1887. Editor Herald, Los Angelea: Mad. ame Patti will positively appear iv Los Augeles ou January ISth. Marcus R. Mayer, COUNTY POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY A Great Meeting at Santa Ann. The seventh quarterly meeting of the Los Angelea Poinological and Horticul tural Sooiety was held yesterday at Santa Ana. The attendance was very large and the display of fruits of all kinds was choice and superb. The hall was taatefully dceorated by the beautiful ladies ot Santa Aua.aud the Santa Ana band furnished must excel lent music. Hon. H. Hamilton, president of the ! society, called the meeting to order and delivered the opening address in a moat earnest and felicitous manner. After mm-ic the minutes of the last quarterly meeting were read by the sec retary, F. L. Alles, and approved. A very important essay waa then read by W. C. Cook on alfalfa. The essay was a very valuable paper and elicited warm commendation and an interesting exchange of ideas. The result from the essay and the discussion that followed will be of great value. Prof. E. W. Coquillet, the U. S. En tomologist, read aa exceedingly interest ing essay on the red scale and gave an exhibition of his method of destroying the scale bag by fumigation. The exhi bition attracted absorbing interest. The report of the Examining Commit tee was then made, recommending Po mona aa tbe place for the next meeting of the society. At the evening session tbe attendance was very large and the proceedings were very interesting. A paper waa read by J. F. C. Smith on raisin grapes that elicited considera ble discussion. An article on apricots was read by J. D. Parker. Both papers were very meritorious and were received with great favor. Want of space pre vents farther mention of thia important meeting. RESCUED. The Surviving sailors of the Ma jestic Brought Into Port. Three men were brought into San Pedro yesterday morning by Alex. Acklehardt, a pilot, who took them from the bark Majestic, bound for San Diego. From them was learned a tale of horrible suffering and shipwreck at sea, which occurred on Thursday December 10th, in which the ahip Har vey Mills foundered in a heavy gale about 65 miles off Cape Flattery. Of the entire crow, consisting of 24 sonls, only three, the first mate and the two sailors referred to, were saved. The vessel was loaded »ith coal from Seattle for San Francisco and struck a terrific gale on Thursday morning, and on scud ding away before tho wind shipped sea after sea until she became water-logged and unmanageable. In cutting away the main mast it broke off and tore a large hole iv the deok, which soon tilled ber. The crew endeavored to save themselves by tearing off the roof of the cabin and constructing two rafts, and abandoned the vessel on her beam ends late in the afternoon of Thursday. These rafts were made fast and held together through tbo night, but in the morning as a heavy sea waa rolling they let go and drifted apart. The men hete were picked up on the Snnday following by the bark Majestic and taken aboard and brought to this post. They were forwarded to San Francisco by tbe customs authorities by tbe steamers Eureka and Orizaba, the mate going on the latter. The Humane Society. After a good deal of effort the Los Angeles Humane Society baa aecured an offloe in the new Millar block, on Fort atreet, iv the offioe of H, N. Rust. It will be open is a few daya for busi- Marriage Licensee. .Tbe following marriage licenses were issued yesterday: William Shadley to M. A. Neetor, F. Goodhue to E. E. Muller, R. B. MoCanish to A. Given, j John Richarson to Jennie Peppers. Aimee. The sale of seats for the Aimee Come dy Company next week is very large. This peerless queen of comedy will ap pear next Monday In her matchless ohar- J asters at the Grand Opera Honse. 1 STONEMAN. He Delivers His Last Mes sage. THE TEXT OF THE DOCUMENT. Tbe Irrigation, Viticultnral, Kail road Tax and Other Questions Considered. Special lo Ihe Her*Uibv the At»oeiate<t Preu \ Sacramento, Janaary 6.—Governor Stone man in his message to the Legis lature transmitted to-day, makes a num ber of recommendations. The document is quite lengthy and conaidera all ques tions of interest to the State. Among the more important are the following: railroad taxes. The Controller's report gives a full, clear and cogent statement of the facts upon the much agitated question of rail road taxes, with details concerning the course and consequences of the me .aures taken to enforce their payment. It con tains also exhaustive tables of the amounts assessed, received and delin quent during the past six years. It has been tbe earnest endeavor of the ad miuistrat ou to bring this matter so long nt issue between the t>tate and certain railroad corporationa to a final decision as soon aa possible bef ore. the Supreme Court of the Uuited States. With that object in view I addressed a letter to that court, dated November 25th, 1885, requesting that the cases pending be tween these two litigant < should be ad vanced upon tbe calendar. Au early hearing followed; a decision was ren dered against the State, but not upon tbe living, vital question of the validity or constitutionality of our revenue sys tem as applied to the taxation of railroad property, but upon a side or teebnscal point raised|by the defendants, the rail road corporations. As I have had no information upon the point from the legal department of the government, I can give you n» information as to the probable time when these cases are likely to he decided ou their main issues by the S tpreuie Court of the United States. The amount of taxes due by the Central and Southern Paeilio Rail roads and branches for the years 1880, 1881 aud 1882 was $1,020,675.57. Of this amount there was paia to Attorney Genaral Marshall, aud by him paid to the State and various county treasurers (in the way of partial payment) the sum of $470,476 08, besides other settlements which added to this, leaves unpaid for these years the sum of $416,252.28, aa shown by reports on tile in the Con troller's office. The total amount thus paid in by the Attorney-General under some arrangement or compromise with tbe railroad corporations, amounts to $768,637.61, from which, deduoting ex press charges, the net amount paid into the treasury waa $768,273.25. As far as the powers of the Legislature can reme dy this condition of things, my recommendation has been reiterated in previous messages that the most ttringest and effective laws should be i enacted for this assessment and collec tion of taxes from all taxpayers, wheth er individual or corporation. Tbe con- i troller reports that for 1883, the amount delinquent upon the above system of i roads was $555,628.46, of which there j baa been paid $333,377.13, leaving yet ! unpaid $222,251 33. For 1884, tbe i amount was $653,373.12, of which i $329,520.63 has been paid, leaving yet due $323,852.49. For 1885, upon tho roads, comprising most of tbe above system, no part of which hai been paid, thcrs is due $720,703.31. The whole of the tax for 1886 amounting to $664, --559.18 is now due. VITICULTURE. ' Viticulture has passed beyond its ex- 1 pcrimental stages in California, and is ; now entering upon an era of progress that is gratifying to the pride of those engaged in it, aa well as hopeful for the prosperity of tho State at large. Its 1 highest possible achievements are not yet known to the general public, but are folly realized by those who have 1 been carefully watching the results of ' the tentative efforts begun in an exper- ' imeutal way, and intelligently direoted and encouraged by the State, especially through the efficient methods devised by ' the State Viticultural Commission. The future prosperity of California depends largely upon viticulture as a means to utilize the vast areas of our agricultural resources. Tbe work inaugurated by the State to advance the material prospects of those of our citizens now engaged in wine growing and its dependent industries is likewise intended in good faith to afford needed assistance to many inexperienoed people, thereby contributing to the wel fare of all classes who are directly or in directly interested iv the success of those industries for which our State is Seculiarly adapted. All honorable in ustries of the people are entitled to the careful consideration and solicitude of the State and National governments, and for this reason this industry is fur ther commended, not only to the Legis lature of this State, but also through your aotion and that of tho offioers ap pointed under your laws, to our National Congress in all matters that pertain to its further encouragement and protection against vicious and dishonorable manu facture and trade. board or equalization. The State Board of Equalization in their report say that Assessors and Su pervisors should be made to understand that so far as taxation is affected they are the servants and agents of the State. There should be no trifling or juggling with tbe law to suit the views of every Assessor or Supervisor. Let the theory of the subjection of revenue officials ba crystallized into a> distinct and positive provision of the codes. The board earnestly request the Legislature to pro vide aome meana by which tney can obtain such information aa they desire in relation to the revenue serv.ee. They aro often in need of infor mation which may or may not be given, ns the courtesy or public spirit of tbe officers may permit. For instance, when assessing the various railroads they desire to ascertain tho amount of the assessment of land, houses and per sonal property of the various railroad oompanics made by the Assessors or the miles of telegraph lines, but have no power to enforoe their wishes. While it ia true tbat there is a penalty in the na ture of a criminal aotion for negleot of a legal duty, yet there should be a more general statement of the duties of Audit ors and Assessors in relation to tbe board, and the performs-noa of those obligations should be enforced by a penalty or tbe forfeiture of salary, as before indicated. irrigation. Impressed by tbe great necessity of appropriate legislation an the question of water and water lights, and moved by a memorial addressed to me signed by an overwhelming majority of the mem bers of the Legislature urging immedi ' ate action, I issued a proclamation on July 16, 1886, calling the Legislature to geih6r in extra session for the purpose of taking suoh action on irrigation aa these legislators had themselves recom mended in the memorial. Though tbe aession was barren of the results antic:, pated, because many of tbe gent'etnen alluded to failed to fulfill their own writ ten pledges, still much good was done by the new light shed upon the subjeot tbrough tbe press and discussions in the Legislature and elsewhere. That the irrigation question is one of paramount importance is evidenced from the fact that both the great political parties in the last State couventions in their plat forms nrged the necessity of appropriate legislation upon it. My views on irri gation were fully set forth in the proc lamation and subsequent message at the time of calling the laat extra session, to which you are respectfully referred. The opinions I then entertained still remain unchanged, and I now believe, as then, that this vast and all-important ques tion of water and water rights cannot be satisfactorily solved at a reg ular session of the Legislature, limited as it is by the constitution to sixty days, during which so many other matters de manding legislative action engross the time and attention of the members. How you are to deal with this irrigation problem, upon which the partiee to which yon are affiliated have demanded aotion, is one npon whioh I am not in clined lo make a recommendation, ex cept to suggest |tbat the Committees on Irrigation, in both houses, in case they fail to accomplish the desired re sults, should be authorized to continue their labors after the termination of the present session. pboductivb California. It is with a feeling of satisfaction thaa I refer to California's chief industry, as under this beading oan legitimately come all of the productiona of the land. The productive qualities of tbis great State are at this time commanding the attention of the world, not alone in tho yield of cereals, but in tbo cultivation of more varied products. The increased interest nnd successful results in the vine and fruit growing districts have added greatly to the productive fame of California. A State that can show a production annually of from twenty to forty million bushels of wheat, fifteen to eighteen million gallons of wine, thous ands of tons of fruit, eight to ten mill ion pounds of wool aud a half million boxes of raisins, and whose citrus fruits are the admiration of all, muat be pros perous. The demand for her produc tions will increase in a manifold degree. The United States ia a country of immense area, with a population of 60,000,000 of people and rapidly increasing. California ia but a small portion of these United States, but is the one that can produce tbe greatest variety of the prime articles of neceesity and luxury. Not only must her hilly slopes and rich valleys furnish all the wine these people are to use bnt also the raisins, figs, olives, etc. The unrelia bility of fruit raising in many of Our States and the noticeable regularity with wbioh thia State brings forth her fruit (both deciduous and citrus) has demon strated that California ia the foremost fruit producing State in the Union. To properly bring the attention of the oon snmer to our productiona, both agricul tural and horticultural, wo must foster such industries. The various public institutions for this purpose now aided by the State, I find to be man aged in a manner that not only reflects credit upon the hoards of management, but upon the people of the State. In administering to the wants of the people it has been my aim and desire to make appointments from the class of citizens whose interests are in common with the institutions they are selected to manage, thereby affecting a relative feeling that, in a majority of cases, Las given me assuaance tbat the method adopted was the correct one. Tbe most prominent institution among these referred to is the State Agricul tural Society, whioh has accomplished much toward increasing the resources of the State. The increased advantages now offered to exhibitors, the inauguration of a Byatem of en couraging the varied productions of each county, the largely increased displays in the live stock department and the gen eral interest mauifested io the annual exhibitions of this society are evidences that the management has been most com plete. The late citrus fair held in Sacramento was from every standpoint a great suc cess. It proved to all interested tbat the soil and climate of Middle aud Northern California are well adapted to the cultivation of citrus fruits. The problem of how to get rid of fruit pests is attracting the attention it deserves from the State Board of Horticulture. In thia regard the inspectors of fruit pests say that it is of pnramonnt im portance to the fruit growing interest that the work begun by the State should continue to be liberally supported. MIAIIU.I 1 CANAL. Shall It be Under Control ot the United States? Washington, January 6.—The bill reported by Senator Edmu.ds te-day to inoorporate the Maritime Canal Com pany of Nicaragua, provides that the company'a affaira ahall be managed by eleven directors, citizens of the United States and Nicaragua and that the tolls ahall not exceed 1*2,50 per ton of freight. That the United States may exercise such control over vessels as is not incon sistent with treaty obligations and that the power to alter, amend or repoal the act ahall be reserved to Congress. Tbe te.>ort accompanying the bill says that it ia in the highest degree desirable that this transit should be under the in fluence, if it cannot be under the control of the United States. The committee recommends the passage of the bill in the hope that the resources aud enter prise of private citizeus of our country may be enabled to accomplish this great work, even if our government itself is not yet ready to undertake it. A Reported Railroad Accident. it was reported early this morning that the train from Sau Diego due here yesterday evening, had been ditched bo tweenf, that city and Colton, and re mained iv the ditch four hours. It could ,not be ascertained if anybody had been hurt, or what damage had been done. No information could be ob tained at the depot. A New Street Car Line. The Secretary of the City and Central' Street Railways, Mr. Fred. Harkneas, ia busy drafting a franchise for a new line of street ears on Washington street, from the corner of Figueroa to the Rose dale cemetery. NO. 83. WASHINGTON. A Question for National Banks. INTERCESSION FOE CHINESE. A Pension Granted to Mrs. Logan —Manning Made Mini sttr to'Mexieo. Bpecial to the Herald by the Aemciated Prim Washington, January 6.—There is etUI on deposit iv the Ua ited Mutes'' treasury toseerre the circulation of na. tional banks the snin of 13,998,450 ia called 3 per oent bonds which hare ma tured. In view of the Attorney Gen eral's opinion that non-interest bearing bonds cannot be need as a basis for na* tional bank circulation, considerable in terest is felt as to the probable course of the' Treasury department toward the banks holding the bonds in question, Trenbolm, Comptroller of the Currency, waa thia afternoon questioned as to what steps he proposed t> take in this matter and he said he would probably ask tha Attorney-General for advice before tak ing any radical action. He waa engaged, he said, in making lists of the banks and the amount of matured bonds held by each, and he wanted to consult with the law officers of the Government as to what it ia his duty to do next un der the circumstances. He waa disposed to be lenient with tbe banks but he felt that he could no longer delay enforcing strict compliance with the laws bearing on the subject of National Bank securi ties. He did not, however, apprehend any trouble with tbe banks, as he thought they would do their duty in tha premises as soon as it was made clear to them. From other sources it waa learned that tbe banks will be allowed a week or ten daya more within which to replace the matured bonds, after which time all banks which defanlt in this respect wilt be proceeded against, attention being paid tirst to those longest in default. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATK. Washington, January 6.—The Sen ate took up a resolution offered yester pay by McPherson, calling on the Seo retary of the Treasury for a statement of the indebtedness of the Pao tic Bail way Company to the Government and as to the effect of the fund bill thereon. The resolution was agreed to. Manderson brought before the Senate the case of the claim against Mexico for the killing of Captain Emmet Crawford,ia command of the United Statea troops ia pursuit of Geronimo, by Mexioan troopa in Jannary, 1888, slsvtieg that a strneaat and more urgent bill for indemnity should be made for the relief of Captain Crawford's heirs. The bill was referred. PITx rOB CHINESE. Eastern ministers Begsrlasr far the Heathen. Washington, January 6.—The Meth odist Episcopal conference of West Vir ginia, has aent a most piteous appeal to Congress, which was presented to tbo House to-day, praying that action ba taken at oaco to protect the inoffensive Chinese in California, Oregon and Wash ington Territory, from the ungodly and barbaric treatment that they are there receiving. It recites outrages which it claims are of almost daily ooonrreneo against tha person and property of thia meek and defeuseieaa people. Printed circnlars are being sent to all associations of ministers in the East, asking them to raise their voices to Congress in a pro tost against the treatment that the Chi nese are now suffering on tbe Pacific coast. Wasiilntrcon Nates. Washington, Jauuary 6.—The House Committee on Civil Service Reform to day instructed Chairman Cox to report favorably to the House the Senate bill to repeal the Teunre of Office Act. The bond of the Union Iron Work* of San Francisco for the construction of the naval cruiser Charleston having beast approved and fieled, the contract waa regulaily executed to-day. Judge D. K. Carter, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of tbe District of Columbia, to-day denied a rumor that he had resigned from the bench, bat said he proposed to do so unless his health, which is bad at preaent, improved I in the near future. It ia said to be probable that Sewell will be made Coairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affaira made va cant by the death of Logan, aud that Hawley, now Chairman of the Commit tee on Civil Service, will succeed Sewell aa Chairman of the Library Committee, and that Stanford will become tlawley's successor at Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service. The President sent to the Senate to day the nomination of Thos. C. Man ning of Louisiana, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico. The Senate passed to-day, without di vision, the bill to pension Mrs. Logan. The President cent to the Senate to-* day the nomination of Robt. E. Nenl breth, of California, for vice-Consul to Apia. Urateful. Wasiiinuton, Janaary 6.—The Presi dent reoeived a call to-day from a young' man whom be had recently pardoned from jail. Wheu tin President saw hie card he recognized the name and direct ed that tbe visitor he shown in. The) young man said be lived some distance from Washington but had come here in order to personally thank the Presi dent for restoring him to liberty and to his family and also to assure him that ia tbe future his conduot would oouvinoe tbo President that his clemency had not been misapplied. The President greeted his visitor very kindly and after inquir ing into his past life and future proa poets advised him to make himself a useful citizen, adding, "that it is never too late to reform and that there fa pleoty of room for him in the world." Helnaan a Candidate. Indianapolis, January 6.—Congress man W. S. Holman reached this oity to-night, and made a formal announce ment of his intention to eater Ihe Porno cratio Senatorial contest. It fa under stood that neither party will oauoua far- Senator until the Lieutenant Govern er ship question fa settled. The oaaeee will probably not be held before at** Thursday nisrht.