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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. The Smallpox in San Fran cisco. IT COMES FROM CHINA. A Number ot surveyors Arrested for Making Fraudulent Sur veys in California. Associated Tresi Dispatches to the Herai.o. San Francisco, April 4.—The steam, er City nf Pckiu arrived this afternoon from H"iit! Kong, via. Yokohama, bringing 1100 Chinese, among whom Jhe smallpox has tiroken out ten days after leaving Hong Kong. Word was sent to <i larantine Officer McAllister, while the Vessel was yet outside the the heads, and the usual searching force of custom in spectors was ordered to await further Teport before boarding tte vessel. Dr. McAllister boarded the steamer outside of the heads and found three cases of smallpox, The yellow flag was ordered raised and the vessel placed under the strictest quarantine. The infected Chi nese will be placed in the pest house. The white passengers in the cabin will also be kept in quarantine until it is •certain that they are not infected. The mails, after thorough fumigation were landed and before distribution received another fumigation in the postofiics. FRAUDULENT SURVEYS. A Number of Prominent Survey ors Indicted and Arrested. San Francisco, April 4.—ln accord ance with the indictment found by the United States grand jury on Saturday for conspiracy and perjury in connec tion with the alleged fraudulent land surveys the following arrests were made to-day: John A. Benson, State Surveyor General Theodore Reichcrt, James R. Glover and W. K. Slack. Bonds were given iv the cases of Reichcrt and Ben son and they were released. Later in theday Duncau McNee and M. F Reil ly were arrested and McNee and Glover were released on giving bonds. The total number of indictments found by the grand jary was forty one, and the number of charges against those thus far arrested aggregates twenty-live. Further arrests are therefore still ex pected. Injunction Against Chinese Laundries. San Francisco, April 4.—The Supe rior Court rendered an interesting dcci sion to-day regarding the maintei ance of Chinese laundries in this city. The case was that of G. Bare against S. and Nathaniel Morris et al., to recover $1000 damages, alleged to have been caused by the defendant's tenants, who were Chi nese laundrymen and who as the plaintiff claimed,- caused by their system of washing, great nuisance to the neigh borhood. Tho plaintiff asked that a restraining order be issued to prevent the nuisance from being continued. The court reserved the decision regarding the question of damages, but granted the petition for a restraining order, direoting it to the Chinese tenants alone. The Interstate Law Obnoxloue. San Francisco, April 4.— The Chron icle's Washington special says: "With out doubt a strong effort will be made next Congress to either repeal, or at least modify the Interstate Commerce law. The very classes who were most clamorous for its passage are among the first to make complaint of tbe harshness of its provisions. The folly of trying to make ironclad rules for tbe govern fnent of commerce is already apparent. The railroads in every direction have been compelled to make changes in their carrying out of the statute, which makes the burden to be born by the people all the greater, and even for short distances prices of tickets for carrying passengers have been advanced twenty-five per cent. Railroaded to the Penitentiary Merced, April 4.—George W.Turn er, who was captured at Gilroy last week, was charged with stealing horses in this county. After the nrrest of Aros, the escaped convict, yesterday he signi fied the officers his willingness to plead guilty to the charge. At 8:30 this morn ing he was arraigned before Justice Robertson; pleaded guilty; at 9 o'clock appeared before the superior court, waived hfs rights, and was sentenced to ten years in San Quentiu. At 12:30 he was taken on board nf the overland train, in charge of a deputy, bound for Sau Quenlin, in company with Aros, who goes to serve the balance of his term. Lancaster Catches on to the Boom. Lancaster, April 4.—Reoent rich dis coveries in the Frnzier mountains, in the Pirn district and tbe vicinity of Gor man's station, has created great excite ment in that section. New large stamp mills wiil be pat up at onoe, and the rush of mining men has already begun. In the Antelope Valley a vast amount of government land has been reoently filed by actual settlers. Nearly 200 Lancas ter town lots have been sold during tbe past month. Streets are being graded, trees set out, and other improvements are in progress. Voting Bonds lor a City Hall. Phoenix, A. T., April 4.—The citi zens of Phoenix to-day voted on the proposition to issue $15,000 bonds for the erection of a city hall. The opposi tion was very slight, and the measure was carried by a round majority. This structure will be erected on the plaza owned by the city. The commissioners to examine the iirst completed seotion of the Marioopa and Phoenix railroad prooeeded to per form that duty to-day. Only Worth »100. Portland, Ogn., April 4.—The mur der of the old medicine man Tom at an Indian funeral in Washington Territory a short time since, has been settled to the complete satisfaction of the tribe. Tom's son Timmox, who was lately par doned out of the penitentiary, where he was sent for helping to murder a trapper named Mulherria some three years ago. took $100 from Tom's murderer as a full satisfaction for the loss of his father. A Good Suit. Ban Jom, April 4.—Suit was begun to-day in the nams of the city, to de clare Chinatown a publio nuisance. California Oranges East. San Francisco, April 4.—A Bulletin Chicago special says: Not much can be said in addition to our last dispatch about California oranges this week. They are still arriving iv quantities Biiffieient to meet the demand which is fair for most all vari eties. Choice orange-s are firm at the following prices, taken from an offi cial circular, and are for California vari eti.s: Bright Riverside, |B®3 60| Santa Ana, |S@3 251 Loa Angeles, 82 75<&<3 25; Navel orange.-, according to quality, •*s(o.fi; Duartes, fj3(« 3 50; San Gibnel, $2.75@3; Blood oranges, fancy, $0(« 5.00. A Decision Interesting to Travelers. DEATH OP A WEALTHY WOMAN. A Bonded Warehouse trt be Built in New York for California Brandy. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hebald. Washington, April 4.—The President of Chihuahua, Mexico, recently com plained to the Treasury Department of some damage to his effects caused by the customs officers at El Paso, Tex., in opening and examining Borne of his packages on his arrival there in July last, en route to Europe via New York. Acting on the case, Secretary Fairchild says: "Without going into the part ou ters, the Department has to say that the Government is not responsible lor any loss or in jury occurring to an importer of merchandise, including the baggage of pißsengers, which has been caused by imoroper conduot on the part of customs officers, and besides, even if it were re sponsible, there il no appropriation from which any claim for such losi or damage can be paid. It is suggested that if tbe customs officers at El Paso did not use ordinary care and diligence in the exam ination of your effoots at the time yon mention, they are personally responsible to you for the damages. [ Advice* from Nt. Thomas. Havana, April 4.—An English mail steamer from St. Thomas, which arrived here to-day, brings the following advices: A sharp shock of earthquake was recently felt in both Antigua and St. Kitts. Tho Trinidad Journal say SI A cutter belong ing to the American man of war Sara toga wad capsized off La Brea aud five occupants were drowned. Honei Burned nt Jackson. Jackson. Cal.. April 4.—The stock stables of Voohries & Barney, located on their ranch below Drytown, Amador ceunty, was burned last night, also four tine mares and a s'allion valued at $3000. Forty pounds of giant powder, stored in the stable, blew the place to atoms. The powder was planed there by men working on the road. The fire was in cendiary, and there is no insurance. The [Tiarysvllle Fair. Marysville, April 4. —The direotors of the 13th district Agricultural Society held their annual meeting, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year> D. E. Knight, Presidenl; M. Marcus, vice President; T. J. Sherwood, Secretary; J J. Shatter. Treasurer. It was decided to hold tho next fair in Marysville August 30th, and continuing five days. DEATH Ol MISS WOLfE, A Charitable Wommi Passes tram Earth. New York, April 4.—Miss Catherine L inillard Wolfe, daughter of tbe lato John David Wolfe, an old-time hard ware merchant of this city, died of dia betis, at her residence. No. 113 Madison avenue, this morning, aged 60 years. Her mother was a daughter of Peter Louillard. the elder. She was probably the richest unmarried woman in the Cnited State. Her lather dying in 1872 leaving her tbe sole heir to his immense estate. She devoted nearly all her time to charity, bhe was also a great patron of art and literature, her residence being stocked with works of famous painters, rare books and costly bric-a-brac Among tbe most prominent of her charitable deeds were the building of the newsboys' lodging-house, Grace Huu-e, in the rear of Grace Churoh, and the American ohapel at Rome, which cost $25,000. She was also a member of tbe various chsritable societies connect ed with the Episcopal church. The Wolfe fund for the support of infirm clergymen was established by her. Her last donation was the puachase, for $30,000, of a large house iv Lafayette Place, to be used as a rtsidenoe for the Episcopal bishop. Her collection of paintings is valued at more than $200, 000. Miss Wolfe's wealth may be estimated at $20,000,000, half of which is invested in improved real estate in New York. Her nearest relatives are first cousius in the Lorillard, Bishop and Bruce fami lies, and she is, also, on her mother's side, related to Roscoe Conkling. Tbe funeral will take place on Thursday next at Grace Church, at 1 o'clock. It is ex pected that B shop Potter, a life-long friend of the Wolfe family, will conduct the services. The Weather. San Francisco, April 4, 8 p. m.—ln dications for the twenty-four hours com mencing at 4A. If., April 6th, Califor nia, generally fair weather, northeasterly winds in the southern portion; southr westerly winds, becoming northwesterly, ■n the northern portion. Oregon and Washington, rain. Praying- for Rain. St, Helena, Cal., April 4 —Vineyard work is slow hereabouts showing a dry ness of surface ground, and everybody is praying for rain. Warehouses are being -xieusively talked of in this valley. The question of new charter or old charter cornea to a vote next Monday. For the Amendment. San Jose, April 4.—This evening the Board of Trade passed a resolution de claring it to be to the best interests of this city tbat Amendment No. 3, author izing cities to frame their own charters, be adopted. [flasna Loa Ready to Break Out. Ban Francisco, April 4.—Advices from Honolulu to-day by the brig Con sueloy report tbat indications of another velcanio outbreak at Mauna Loa were seen just before she left, sixteen days ago. Sale of a Ranch. San Luis Obispo, April 4.—A tract of over 8000 acres of the Nipomo ranch was sold Saturday for $121,000. Three years ago the Dana htirs sold the tract for $1.87£ per acre. INCREASING HI SIMSS. A Bonded Warehouse for Califor nia Brandy to be Established Washington, April 4.—The Commis sioner of Internal Revenue is consider ing the proposition for the establishment of a special bondod warehouse for grape brandy in New York City, to meet the convenience of trade. The application is made by California manufacturers, who represent that their business is in creasing rapidly throughout the East, and that it would be greatly facili tated if tbey were allowed to slore tbeir goods in large quantities. Bay 10,000 barrels, in bond in New York. Commissioner Miller is disposed to grant the application, provided it is shown that the business in tbe East is really as represented. Bad Prospect for Merced. Merced, Cal., April 4.—The combin ed dry weather is most discouraging Fanners from all p irts of the county are of the opinion that their grain crop will be a complete failure. struck Water. Lakeport, April 3.—Wambold & Beach, boring for artesian water, have obtained it ou Carleigh's place in tbe norih end of Lakeport, at a depth of two hundred feet. Prohibition in nilelifgnu. Detroit, Mich., April 4.—The Mich igan electors to-day cast their ballots on two Justices of the State Supreme Court, two Regents of the State University and two Amendments to the Constitu tion, besides county officers. The amend ments were for an increase of the salary of State i ffioers and the prohibition of of the 1 quor traffic. Both the liquor and anti-liquor men have worked hard, a lively campaign buing the result. It is almost an impossibility to give definite returns to-night. All reports as far as received are scattered and in complete. However, enough is known to show that tbe Republicans have elocted their State ticket by a sate plu rality. Tha Tribane claims that the plurality is not less than 10,000. As to the amendments, late returns seem to make the adoption of both assured. The vote on the Prohibition amendment bas been very heavy, and tbe anti-liquor element has apparently gained a viotory. There being no basis to figure on, no estimates SHOT DEitD. A Robber That Will Rob No more. Albuquerque, April 4.—The officers in pursuit of Bill and John Brown, noto rious desperadoes implicated in wreck, ing the Atlaulic and Pacifio train near Blue Wuter in Jauuary last, came upon the pair yesterday near Lt Joy a. A summons to halt was answered by a shot from Bill Brown's revolver. The officer returned the tire and Bill tumbled from his saddle dead. John threw up his hands ond surren dered, and will be taken to Socorro couuty under charges of murder aud horse stealing. This is the second of the gang of train-wreckers that has been killed by officers. Three are in jail awaiting trial. This breaks up one of the worst gang of desperadoes tbat ever infested New Mexico. Explosion of Torpedoes on a Railroad Track. Patterson, N. J., April 4.—A loud explosion, almost immediately followed by another, last night created a panic. Some miscreant had placed torpedoes on the car traoks and they had exploded under the passing cars. Fortunately the force of the explosion was expended on the iron trucks of the oar, which were badly shattered, and nobody was hurt. Efforts to find the author of the outrage were unavailing. This is the third attempt made recently to blow up street ears. Slosson Deleate Schaeler. Chicago, April 4.—George Slosson, of Chicago, defeated Jacob Schaefer, of St. Louis, at cushion caroms in Central Music Hall to-night for $700 a side. About seven hundred spectators were present. The score was, Slosson, 500; Sohaefer, 488. Slosson was far behind in the first halt of the game, but for seventeen consecutive innings Schaefer scored practically nothing. Tired ol Being- a Kins;. San Francisco, April 4.—Advices received to-day by the steamer City of Peking, from China and Japan, state that the King of Corea has memorial ized the Chinese government to relieve him of his kingly offioe and substitute a Governor-Generalship for the king dom. It is understood that his majesty has been moved to this measure by bis inability to control the discordant polit ical elements that surround him. TUESDAY MORNING. APRIL 5. 1887 TEN PAGES. I'ATHBit O'l.lvllll. He Is Helleved From III* Dutle* a» n Priest. ct. Lours, April 4.—Catholic circles are a;:i ated here over the recent action of Archbishop Kenrick in ousting Father O'Leary from his diocese. Ever since ihe sir.ke on the Gould system a yetir ago Father O'Leary and the Archbish< p have not got along weM, owing to a difference of opinion as to the policy that should be pursued toward the Knights of Labor a.d the priest has bee i threatenod with re moval. Keoen'ly, O'Lo ry applied f>c a letter of recommendation, to be used during n temporary absence, instea 1 of this he was given au exeat. In a feeling of auger ho said: ' "Your (irace, thu is not worth the paper it li written on. "If il is not," ihe Arch bish' p repl.ed, "it will serve os an iutro duc ton to au exeat." Never before in the West, it is said, has a priest denied the authority of his supeiior, and ihe clergy are iv a slate of t xcitemtnt over be matter, for .Father O'Leary a-serts that he will ignore the exeat, as the Archbishop is guilty of a grave canonical blunder iv giving it. He says the Archbishop ha-i no autnor ity to issue an exeate. "I have been made the victim of a conspiracy," said father O'Leary, "on aco rant of my opposition to the Archbishop's policy with the Kuights ot Labor during the Gould strike." This exeat if enforced will relieve me from further do'aes in the church. Father O'Leary has been a priest fir fourteen years and is a great church builder, having erected five churches in this state. That the Archbishop will as sert his authority there is said to be no doubt and the outoome is looked for with great interest and ooncern. EASTERN. A Tax case Divided. Washington, April 4.—A decision was rendered by the United Slates Su preme Conrt in the important bank tax case entitled: "The Mercantile National Bank of the City ot New York Against ihe Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York, and Geo. W. McLean, Receiver of Taxes." This is one of thirty-five suits brought by the national banks of New York against the municipal author.'.ies of that oily to restrain tne collectiot, oi tuxes assessed upon shares of stock of said bauks. L'he question raiaeti by the case is wheth r or not the system of laws en forced ia this State of New York is iv opposition to section 520 of the revised statutes of the United States which re quins that the taxati in of shares of na uonal banks shall not be at a greater rate than is assessed upon other inonied capital in the hands of individual citi zens of such State This court answers this question in the negative and affirms the decree of the court below in favcr of the State. This is a very important decision to the State of New York, as taxes to an amount of more than two million dol lars are iuvolved and the Nauoual Bank stock that Is affected by .1 amounts, at par value to more than $30,000,000. A similar decision was rendered in tbe case of tbe National Newark Banking Com pany against the Mayor and Common Council of the city of Newark. Points on the Suburban. New Yoke,-April 4.—These are some of tbe reported bets on the Suburban handicap: Pulsifer has backed Sir Joseph to win $30,000, at 30 to lj Hede baker has laid $6000 to $1000 against Wickham and $3500 to $1000 against Billy Gilmore. Goliah is still a favorite for the Kentucky derby. Exile for the Brooklyn handicap aud Fremont for Withers, with bis s able companion, Hanover, a strong second choice. The Tribune says of Fremont: He has con tinued to grow in size aud beauty and is to-day as well developed as a four-year old. Again comes the report from Ken tucky that W. L. Scott has concluded to sell his stable and breeding farm, in which he has invested $50,000. The Tribune says: Bard is not to start in the Suburban. The public may rest assured that his withdrawal will be announced in good time. Cassett has not fully de cided to scratch him, but it is his pres ent intention to do so. Does the Law Apply to Express Companies? Washington, April 4'—The following letter, written by instruction of the In terstate Commission, explains itself: G. C. Cheney, Gen. Supt. Canadinn Express Co : Your letter of tbe Ist, iust., requesting a decision of the com mission upon tbe question whether the interstate commerce law applies to ex press cotnpauiee has been laid before the Commission anil duly considered. If any express company desires to be heard by the Commission on this quislion you raise, an early opportunity will be otter ed for the purpose, but until such hear ing is applied for, the Commission will argue that the law does apply to said companies. Very respectfully, T. M. Cooley, Chairman. The Interstate Commission. Washington, April 4.—The Inter state Commerce Commission had this morning promulgated tbe following rules of proceedings: "Applications made for official aotion of the Commis sion shall be made by petition, which shall set forth the facts on which they are founded and be verified by the oath of api lie nits or some authorized agent or attorney." Tne Panama Hallway* New York, April 4.—The annual election of the Panama Railway resulted in the re-election of the old board, who immediately organized by the re-election of the old officers. The annual report shows the gross earnings for 1886 four million and fifty-two thousand dollars; net earnings, one hundred and nineteen thousand. The report places interest and sinking fund charges among the ex. penses, merely making the net earnings really the surplus earned on stock. The past year showed the largest ton nage in the history of the company. Death ol a I.aw ver. The Redemption of the Trade Hollar. Washington, April 4.—The total re demption of trade dollars, according to tbe latest returns, amounts to $3,875, --785. Redemptions are slow aud indi cate tbat there are less of these coin in x stence than was at first supposed. It is now thought that the entire redemp tion will not exceed six or seven million dollars. Advancing- the Price of Work. Cincinnati, Arpil 4. —The Typograph ical Union, at a meeting held yesterday, decided to advance the price of compo sition on morning newspapers to forty five cents per 1000 erne, and notified the newspapers that tho new rate would take effect at 7 o'clock jthis morning. The proprietors have not taken any | action. Philadelphia, April 4.—Wm. S. Pierce, Associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, died at his residence this afternoon of heart disease, aged 72. Judge Pierce was an early and earnest advocate of the emancipation of slaves, and was counsel for tbe slaves in nearly every fugitive slave case which occurred I after the Fugitive Slave act of 1850. large Number ol Immigrants, New York, April 4.—Four thousand emigrants were started west from Castle Garden 10-day, being the accumulation of arrivals since Friday. The Bell Telephone Case. Boston, April 4.—Judge Colt, of the United States Circuit Court, sent down his qpinion of the case of the United States vs. the Americrn Bell Telephone Company, to test tbe vslidity of the Bell pateut, denying the motion of the defendant for leave to demur to the bill | and also to plead matters in defense. Preeldent'a Reception. Washington, April 4,—The Presi dent held his usual afternoon- reception to the pnblio to-day. FOREIGN. TBE FATE OF ASSASSINS. Snot N.ar the Slauarltterhouse for Horrible t rimes. t Santiago De Cvba, April 4.—Three fiends in haman form were shot this af ternoon on the outskirts of Ihe city at a place made famous by the shooting of , tbe crew of the Virginus. The men were two mulattoes, Juan Jique and Juan Goeman and an Indian, Juan Cooaras. They surprised the driver of a train of ooeoa laden pack mules and his ass stunt, a mere lad, cut them down with t-ieir roach. te», tied them to trees and practiced shocking and revolting cruel ties ou their victim*, until they were d.ad. They sold the coco > for §68.00. Tbey were captured and sentenced to be shot. Tbe case was stubbornly fought, get'ing finally to the queen, who refused to pardon them. Last nightGoe mer m-ide a publio oonfession, acknowl edging that he had killed ten men and t li.it be was ready to die; that his mother bad seven more son«, like him, who would avenge his death. Tbe murdering proclivities in that family are herditary. The father was one of Cuba's most notorious murderers. The prisoners were taken out by the military and placed kneeling, with their faces to the slaughter-house wall Several tnousand people surrounded the military lines and looked on, Goemer, the leader, spoke up, and said: "My mother has seven, and I am the most cowardly of all for allowing my self to be killed before so many people. Sir Priest give me a drink of rum." He got bis drink. At the first volley from the firing party of twenty-four all fell, 1 shot through the head and body. Goe mer rolled over as if in pain, and two more bullets were put into him The Indian still showed a little life. A soldier coolly stepped to the front and deliberately fired a bullet through his j head. England and Venezuela fc'ever Relations. THE COLONIAL CONFERENCE. Three Cuban Murderers Shot Pub licly for the Atrocious Murder of 'I wo Arrieros. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Santiaoo, Cub?, April 4.— N. ws ju-t received by the Spanish steamer Vella Verde, from Veuzuel.t, reports stirring times there. Tnree British men of war iv the harbor of Puerto Cabello, tbe port of Caracas, the Venzuelan capital. The British Minister has loft the capital, and is on board one of the war ships. Diplomatic relations between the British and Venzuelan governments have been severed. These complications are due te the imprisonment of English sailors and citzens, in 1883, without just ■ cause, intermixed with the ques tion of the boundaries be tureen British Guinea aud Venezuela. ' Sir William Robertson, British Minister ' at Caracas, demanded satisfaction and 1 the release of tbe sailors and passengers J of the English vessels, Henrietta and ' Josephine and the latter demanded a j compensation from Venezuela, but with out result. In October last, the English government d mau led an instant reply. 1 The matter was agtin brought before '. the government of Venezuela at Caracas but as no sa'isfaction could be obtained, the diplomatic relations were severed as '. before slated. A royal mail steamer has been dispatched to one of the British islands for troops. Ventzuela considers that a dire crisis is at band, though they had refused to yield when the steamer c Vallaverde sailed. t The Coercion still. London, April 4.—Lord Salisbury and other members of the Cabinet dined at the Speaker's House on Saturday even ing, but the host was absent, Mrs. Peele explaining tbat he was ill. Medical authorities attribute Peele's illness to the length of the sittings of the House. Tbe Government will not dare hurry the second reading of the coercion bill, as an attempt lo crush tbe debate would undoubtedly produce a wild commotion throughout the country. The Glad stonians aim at fourteen day's discussion before final division, with a recess of a week for stumping the country, agitating the question. Tbe Ministerialists are willing to concede seven nights for de bate, without recess. The Radical clubs are organizing a demonstration against the Coercion Bill. They propose to hold a meeting tn Hyde Park Monday. There is expected to be an imposing procession. COLONIAL (MIXi'eBENCE. Lord Salisbury Defines En[> imiml'h Position. London, April 4.—The Colonial Con ference opened at the foreign office to dty. Lord Salisbury welcomed the del egates who, he said, were engaged in the work of organizing a great movement towards imperial federation. The ques tion of active federation was one, per dips, more for future discussion than for the present, the most important question?pressing upon the attention of the whole empire being, in his opinion, the common iuterest the colonies had witn the Mother Country in the im perial defense. The Premier said he was opposed t> the ambitious scheme of making a constitution for the whole empire. In opposing this, how. ever, he did not wish to be understood en casting any slur upon the aspiration for an imperial federation, although he thought the scheme was nf a huzy and doublful character. Still it contained materials out of which practical results might be obtained. It should be borne in mind, however, that England was unable to emulate Germany in her manner of conducting the Imperial affairs. The English government must be satisfied to allow each por tion of the Empire to conduct its own affairs in its own locality. Two forms of union existed; one a military, the other a customs union. He did not think the customs union among all parts of the British Empire impossible. A nnion for Imperial defense was of com mon interest, and the impression pre vailed that the question of defense was entirely an Imperial matter, because colonial dangers might result from an Imperial policy. The speaker admitted that the extension of the Empire might require tbat portions of it might incur danger. England's policy was, how ever, essentially pacific, but the danger of war arising from the policy of some other country should induce the colo nists to make their defense efficient. The distance of parts of the Empire were within the sphere of possible aggression. Sir Henry Holland, Colonial Secretary, also addressed the Conference, and traced the history of the movement to organize the military and naval defenses of England and the colonies. He stated that tbe existing cable company op posed connecting Canada with Australia by telegraph. Lord Granville expressed sympathy with the objects of the con ference and said he wished it godspeed in its work. Different delegates then addressed the meeting en behalf of their respective governments Right Hon. Edward Stanhope, Secretary of Wur, said he would give a heartfelt co-operation toward the object of the conference. Sir Henry Holland announced that the meet ing of the conference to-mor row and Wednesday would be private, and the public meeting then adjourned until April 14th. The conference ap pointed a committee to consult with the Queen on behalf of all the colouies on the attainment of the fiftieth year of her reign. Ihe Queen consented to receive a separate deputation for each colony. THE FAVORITES RETURN. The Carleton Opera Company In "Hrrolnle." The Grand Opera House waa well filled last night to welcome back Mr. W. T. Carleton and hi* company in a short season of comic opera- The attraction was Erminie with which the habitues of the Grand became famniar when this oompany visited this city some two months ago. The fun of the dialogue, the grotesque danoes and the droleries of the libretto lost none of their charms since that time. The melodious meas ures of the music were excellently evoked by the several participants. Alice Vincent, in the title role, and Rose Blcndet, as "Cerise" were as charming tn stage presence and style as of yore, and they sang the mnsio assigned them very acceptably. Fannie Rice, as "Favotte," was as de liciously chic as could be imagined, and she sang and danced so as to capture the hearts of the home. Clara Wisdom, as tbe "Princess," held ber own, and Jo sephine Birtlett, as "dpt. De Larmey," broke more male hearts in the audience than female hearts at the fair. Taylor sang his numbers, particularly that sweet song, "I'll not forget," better than on the occasion of his former visit. Cbas. H. Drew, as "Caddaux," was as irresistnble as ever. The statu esque Gieensfelder made a pleasant pict ure on the stage, but Erminie gives no opportunity to hear his fine bass voice, except in the ensemble, where the "Good night" >s sung. fie will be heard to better effect in Nanon. Mr. Carleton, himself, has but small space in which to show the rare ex cellence of bis voice in Ermine, but he made up for the lack last night by giving us those two rarest of songs: "Woman, dear Woman," and, \ "Kose Marie." The performance, as a whole, was a very enjoyable thing. For to-night and for the Wednesday matineee Nanon is underlined. The programme under the repertoire gives nothing for Wednes day evening. It is, no doubt' a mistake, .On Thursday The Mikado is to be pre- I sented, with an entire outfit of new scenery. Messrs. Raymert aud Brooks slave commenced the publication in this city of the Pacific Fruit Grower, a very handsome double-column, illustrated magazine of twenty four pages, beauti fully printed and filled with excellent articles devoted to the fruit interests of the Pacific Uoast. It is not intended to be devoted to any one seotion, but will embrace in a broad, generous and appre ciative consideration the fruit interests of the whole coast belonging to the United States, and the Territories of Arizona and New Mexioo in the interior of the country. In their salutatory the editors say: The objects which we have in view are threefold: First. To collate and publish experi ences of practical Pacific Coast fruit growers and to afford them a means of interchanging ideas, upon matters con nected with their chosen occupation. ' Second. To carefully watch all ques tions that may arise, affecting the grow ing and marketing of fruits, to urge and assist ia maintaining co-operation among fruit growers and to aid in secur ing sucb beneficial legislation as may. from time to time, be thought desirable. Third. To furnish authentio informa tion regarding the fruit growing re sources of the ooast to outsiders, who may be thinking of coming hither to en gage in the business. The publishers have fulfilled their ob jects in this number in a very thorough manner and given a very large variety of pomologies! matter that will be of I interest to fruit growers. Ths subscrip- I tion is 11.50 per annum in advance. Treachery Alahlnanlstan. London, April 5.—A Lahore paper announces tbat the Ameer of Afghanis tan is seriously alarmed by the discov ery that a number of native tribes are combining against him and has appealed to the Indian authorities for help and advice. The Afghans believe tbat the country has been secretly sold to the British, and that the railway to Canda bar has been sanctioned by Ihe Ameer to facilitate their advance. The fanati cal element of the population is rampant against ihe Ameer, who has removed his treasure to Fyzabad, whither he will re tire himself if he is defeated by his dis satisfied subjects. Other accounts say the Ghilzais are restless under the Ameer's tyranny, and have asked she In dian authorities to depose him. The Pioneer asserts that Dufferia, British Viceroy, received disquieting news from Afghanistan while at Allahabad re cently. No Admission to the Cortes. Madrid, April 4.—ln consequeLoe of the finding of a ease of gunpowder, with a cartridge and fuse attached, in ths doorway of his bureau, the Presi dent of the Cortes has osnoelled all oards of admission to the Parliament building held by journalists, both for eign and native. Pnt In Jo.ll ler Three Years. Mount Stkmjng, Ky., April 4.— J.J. Corneilson was arrested yesterday and placed in jail to serve out a three years' sentence for having horsewhipped Judgo Reid, who, induced by so public a dis gracs, subsequently committed suicide. A Hot Fight in Cincin nati. CLEVELAND GOES DEMOCRATIC Prohibition Carries in Michigan— Preparing: for the Fray in Chicago.* Associated Press Disnttches to tho Herald. Cincinnati, April 4.—Tbe weather i pleasant and tbe election is proceeding quietly with a foil vote. Republican* claim an easy victory, inasmuoh as the Democrats exhibit great indifference to the fate of their ticket. In the strongest Democratic wards the Labor men con st! uo the apathy of the Democrats to sympathy with their party and are pre dicting the election of their tioket. Many manufacturing establishments have closed lo enable men to vote. The Labor ticket is reported to be receiving many votes. The most interesting and surprising municipal eiectiou for years was that of to-day. There are 165 precincts in the city. Of these thirty-four hare been heard from and they show a Republican loss of 476 on tbe vote for Comptroller, a year ago, when the Republican major ity was 6280. Assuming that the seme rate loss ba maintained in precincts yet to hear from, the Republican candidate for mayor will be elected by a plurality of about 4000, but, as before state.!, it is unsafe to make an estimate, as the vote U so irregular. The relative aggregate vote of the first twenty-four pre.iucts is as follows: Smith, Republican, 2573; Watson, Deuucrat, 136-5; Stevenson, Labor, 1697. The Board of Elections has just com pleted the footing on the head of tho ticket, which shows W. H. Stevenson, labor candidate for Mayor, elected by ten vot;s. The figures are Stevenson, 17,414; Sn.ith (Republican), 17.404; Watson (Democrat), 11.547. They Lave returns trom all the pre cincts in the city. Of course with such a result the official count will have to bo awaited for a real verdict. An inspec tion of the vote indicates that too re mainder of the ticket will be Republican, except the Judge of the police court. The Labor men are shouting at their hendquarters and in the streets in honor of their victory. The Board of Election has revised its computation and finds a mistake, which shows that Smith, Re publican, is elected by over 600 majority. Cleveland, 0., April 4.—The elec tion ia Cleveland to-day for municipal officers was a surprise to the Repub licans. The entire Democratic ticket, headed by B. D. Babcock, candidate for Mayor, was elected by about 3300 ma jority. Tho Board of Aldermen is prob ably Damocratia. ELECTED WITHOUT OPPOSITION. I Palestine, Texas, April 4 —Colonel Wm. H. Martin, Democratic nominee, was to-day elected to Congress from this (Second) district to fill the unexpired term of John H. Reagan. A very light vote was polled. The Republicans pre sented no candidate. Dubuque, la., April 4.—At the oily election to-day the Knights of Labor ticket made a full sweep, electing every man on the city ticket and every Alder man. It was a complete revolution aud surprise. The vote stood: Voelken, Labor, 1985; Preston, Democratic 1238, and Gilliam, Repuslican, 1088, being 784 plurality for Voelken. The next Coun cil will stand eight Knights of Labor, of whom three hold over, two elected last year as Republicans, and one as a Dem ocrat. The other two aldermen are one Democrat and one Republican. Preparing for the Fray. Chicago, April 4.—This evening all of the United Labor ticket peddlers re ceived instructions to be at their ward headquarters by 4:30 o'clock in the morning, to insure an early start in their work. The polls do not open until 6 a. M., but there is evident anticipation that crowds will be present before that hour. No authoritative expressions of what the Republicans expect to accom plish in tbe way of majorities, can be had to night. A much heavier total vote than Grsenhut's, the Solialist, prediction of 70,000 is generally expected by them, i and few talk of less than a lead 10,000 to 20,000 votes for their whole ticket- New Orleans, April 4.—Captain John Grant, a native of Pennsylvania, died here to-day, aged 92 years. He was a railroad contractor, and built the Pontchartrnin railroad, the first built in the State, and ra i the first locomotive over it. May n are of tne Treasury. Washington, April 4.—Judgj May nard continues to act as Second Comp troller of the Treasury, and will not as sume his new duties as Assistant Secre tary until Wednesday next, The delay in miking the change is due to May nard's desire to dispose of certain impor tant matters pending* in the Second Comptroller's office. Pacific Fruit Grower. Chicago, April 4.—Jndge Gresham. in tbe United States Circuit Court, to-lay, appointed General John McNulty, of Bloomington, 111., to be) receiver of the Wabash railway line* east of tbe Mississippi river, to succeed Judge Cooley, appointed on the Inter state Railway Commission. Four Persous Drowned. iNOEßsni.r., Mont., April 4.—King's mill dam was carried away by the spring freshet this morning. A house occupied by four families was swept away by the flood and wrecked. John Bowman and bis daughter, a young man named John McLean and a chill were drowned. A man named Laird and his daughter are missing. . Strikes of Carpenters. Chicago, April 4.—Six thousand car penters are on a strike here to-day for eight hours and thirty five oents an hour About ninety out of 300 employers have acceded to the demands of the Union. I Cincinnati, April 4.—Nearly 1100 carpenters went out on a strike to-day for nine hours and $2 80 a day and etch* 1 hours on Saturday. It is said the fast I demand is one the employers will refuse I to yield to. NO. 165. ELECTIONS. LABOR NEARLY WINS. KNIGHTS ELECTED. Death of John Grant. Appointed Receiver.