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Persons intending to spend the summer at Santa Monica can be supplied with the Daily or Weekly Hebald by applying to our agent, B. B. Hall, who, by special arrangement, is able to deliver the papers to customers at an early hour. Passengers on the early morning trains com. lag from Pasadena and Santa Monica will find the Herald by applying to the newsboys. BATCH.WAY, JUll g8 1888. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET. FOR PRESIDENT— (iBOVKIt t:i,i;VKi,A>D,of New York. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT— ALLL'S S. THCRMAN, of Ohio. To enforce frugality in public expendi tures and abolish unnecessary taxation. FOR CONGRESS. SIXTH DISTRICT— KEEL D. TERRY, of Fresno. The Way the Farmer Is Cinched. The triumphant tone with which the Republican press started out to discuss the tariff issue has very much moder ated, of late. They have discovered to their dismay that both the facts and the argument are with the Democratic party, and that not even the terrifying appari tion of the Plumed Knight careering up the harbor of New York with a score of whistling steam-tugs, is going to scare the composed and complacent Democrats. We have exactly the issue needed for success, and in exactly the shape in which it will most profit us. The attempt to vaunt the beauties of over-protection in California particularly partakes of Arctic frigor. Protection is costing our people, as can be easily •demonstrated, from $20,000,000 to $25, ---000,000 a year. The Herald has pointed out the fact that the United States Sub Treasurer in San Francieco sends to the Eastern depositories of tbe government nearly ten million dollars a year, and this is but a fraction of the exactions of the tariff. Tuesday's Examiner con tained a carefully written article on how protection as applied to jute bags affects the California farmer. It says: "The policy of tariff reform has some thing to commend it to every class in the community. Just now we wish to ad dress the grain growers of California. "You know that you are not directly protected. You have not even the 'in cidental protection' of a tariff for rev enue. You sell your grain under abso lute free trade, in competition with the peasants of Russia and the ryots of India. But you aie told that your benefit from the war tariff is indirect—that the people for whose benefit you are taxed buy grain with part of the money drawn from your pockets, and that thus a home market is created for your products. "Well, there is nothing like coming down to details. Take the case of jute bags, and let us see where the balance of benefit comes in. "You are taxed by amounts varying from $250,000 to $800,000 a year in pro tective duties on grain sacks. Read to day's Examiner and find out what that money accomplishes for American in dustry. "There is just one private mill engaged in making grain bags in California. Its total payments for wages never reach half the amount you pay in duties to pro tect it, and Eometimes fall below one sixth. It employs 400 hands, of whom! about 140 are Chinamen, who live herded in a filthy slave-pen, and the rest are women and girls, some of them specially imported from Scotland and paid less then the Chinese. "You have to buy your sacks at 7 or 8 cents apiece, of which at least 2 cents is tax, and sell them, along with your wheat, in a foreign market, at a little over a cent. You sell them for about half the amount of the duty. "Now what is the value of the home market which costs you $450,000 in taxes this year to support? The Chinamen employed in Mr. Drexler's jute mill eat rice, which you do not produce. The women and girls, at a liberal estimate, may consume 1,500 bushels of wheat a year, or the product of seventy-five acres. The value of this market is about $1,000, and the price it pays is fixed by the prices in England. "Here, then, is your balance sheet for the year, in the matter of jute bags: the california farmer in account with the tariff. borne mar- tet $1,000 ilmce a- ;ainbMariff. 449,000 $450,000 "This is only a single item of your account. The tariff bleeds you at every pore. But all the other items are simi lar, and, by pondering over (his, you can form some idea of your total losses. "The very men for whose benefit you are paying taxes of half a million a year on your bags have been at the head of all the combinations to corner the supply and cinch the farmers. And yon have not even the satisfaction of feeling that 70a are helping to support working peo ple in comfort. The same men that levy THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1888. contributions upon you hire Chinamen by the score, import girls from Europe | and force down wages. I " Which Representatives do you think i were mere faithful to their trusts, Mor- ( row, McKenna, Vandever and Felton, I who voted to keep this load upon you, i or Biggs and Thompson, who worked to i lake it off ?" Protection the Cause of Lockouts and Panics. There is one aspect of over-protection • which is often overlooked and which has no affinity, near or remote, with any legitimate national policy, and that is the inevitable effects (1) to confine our markets to the United States; and (2) to glut those markets. The natural outcome of these two causes is to produce strikes and to make the wage-earner ab solutely dependent upon his employer. In any reasonable scheme of protection the aim would be not to pamper any in dustry but to encourage it. That is the Democratic programme, and under it production would be regular and uniform, and there would be steady employment for workingmen. Over-production caused the famous panic of 1873, which did not fully disappear until 1879. All the roll ing mills and foundries of the country were filled with iron rails and other spe , eialties for which there was not a suffi cient demand in the United States, and they were not salable abroad except at a ruinous sacrifice. As a result of this famous collapse, labor was prostrated all over the United States, and for years. The Mills bill contains a wise provision as to the lowering of the duty on steel rails from $17 to $10 per ton. If our rail men should elect to co-operate with the wise intentions of the Democratic leaders they would encourage the building of hundreds of railways whose construction is now impossible on account of the high price of material, and they would be able to sell plenty of their products to the out side world—a consummation devoutly to be wished—thus keeping their mills run ning steadily, and guaranteeing the la borer continuous and remunerative em ployment. They prefer, however, the shortsighted and 3elfish policy of running at high pressure for a portion of the year, and shutting down their works for tbe remainder of tbe season. In other words, the employers pool their issues, bring about frequent lockouts, and occasion ally, as in 1873, sre hoist by their own . petard, being obliged to share themselves in the common ruin which their unwise action has brought about. The iron masters dare not let the coun try see the prosperity and contentment which would follow the going into effect of the Mills bill, and they will exert every energy to defeat it. Their success is highly probable with a Republican \ Senate. But they accomplish their ob ject at their peril. The sentiment in , favor of tariff revision and reduction has 1 gained an irresistible momentum. Under ' the Democratic policy we should not ' only be able to manufacture for our own | people, but for the world at large. The people are beginning to comprehend the question as never before, and they will render an unmistakable verdict on the issue at the coming election. The Herald has several times gone to , considerable trouble in its efforts to show that the proposed reduction of the duty ' on raisins by the Mills bill, from 2 cents to \% cents a pound, would work no • hardship to California grape growers— . that, in fact, it is a matter of too trifling import to deserve serious attention. Iv support of this theory it prints state ments of the large profits made by grape i growers. Now, half a cent a pound on f raisins is, at five pounds of grapes to the t pound of raisins, equivalent to 2}4 cents . a pound, or $50 a ton on grapes, lv this j section $20 a ton is considered a fair price for Muscat grapes, and large quan -1 tities were sold last year at considerably I lower figures. If this reduction had been proposed from the Bepublican side of , the House, what a cataract of flamboy ' ant denunciation have bsea poar j ed Upon the would-be destroyers of our ' infant industries by "the journal which started the Los Angeles boom." j —rTimes. The reduction of half a cent a pound ■ on raisins is exactly $10 a ton on a staple that sells for a large sum of money, and . which is now protected to the extent of $40 a ton. The Herald has shown, by I the testimony of the two largest raisin i growers in California, the Messrs. Butler i and Blowers, that the reduction is not ex cessive. Both of these gentlemen say . they are satisfied with the duty as estab y lished by the Mills bill. If they can ( stand it without a grimace we see no . good reason why the horticulturists of • the Times should be greatly exercised at i the reduction. i The Republican bear garden yesterday i had features of interest which are quite • graphically portrayed in our local col- I umns. Some of the speeches were t worthy of a village debating club and the ticket formulated has few elements of i strength. Without exaggeration it may i be said that if the Democrats show a lit i tie judgment in the selection of their , nominees they will sweep the county, i Their opponents have cleared the way for a winning ticket in a very accommo dating manner. There were a number of aspirants for office yesterday who showed how easy it is for an unskillful I talker to defeat himself. The candidate who never opens his mouth without put • ting his foot in it was well represented. The effusive friendship of Gen. H. H. Boyce, together with his own fatal gift of oratory, defeated Capt. Seamans, while the Timet was "downed" by the easy way in which the Convention ignored its suggestion that the nomina tions should be deferred to a later date— a very sensible suggestion, rjy the way, for no nominations could have been weaker than those made yesterday, while time and reflection might havo assured a better ticket. Farmers and stockmen, fruit growers and vintners in this part of the State should keep in mind the District Fair which takes place at Agricultural Park early next month. The occasion should be made one of prime importance. Let oa all do onr duty in this behalf and the Fair will be a great success. Testimony in our telegraphic columns given before the House Committee on the whisky trust, is commended to the careful attention of Republicans who claim that the proposition of their party to take the tax off spirits would not stimulate the production of the same and cheapen the price thereof. The distiller whose testimony is referred to, thinks it would make whisky very plentiful and cheap. He does not think it would be any benefit to the trade as a whole. This is the sound position which the Democratic party occupies on this sub ject. Our opinion is that the paying of the whisky tax is a purely voluntary matter. Each man can abolish it for himself when he approves of so doing. Beverages are a luxury, and as such ought to bear a large portion of the bur dens of Government. The Republican policy of cheap whisky and dear blankets, of free drinks and taxed salt is not a sound one, and will not prove to be a popular one. Republicans are practicing death-bed ' repentence at a rapid pace just now. The latest example of this sort is found in Senator Palmer's proposition to redeem bonds with half silver and half gold. An election close at hand is an excellent persuader to people who want office to be good. There is probably another reason in Senator Palmer's mind for offering this proposition. The pl<m is in the shape of a sinking fund. He probably wants to provide some way of sinking the surplus out of sight in order to perpetuate the pet Republican plan of maintaining the old war tariff which fills the purses of the many monopolies which that party has brought into existence, and which in turn bear a filial love for the author of their being. It will be seen, by a communication from "Cactus," published elsewhere, that Arizona is well represented in the Republican party of Los Angelas. Well, the City of the Angels can doubtless afford these gentlemen pleasant homes and profitable careers. Arizona is re turning in kind the compliment paid to her by Los Angeles ten years ago, when half the men one met in a trip in the sun-kissed land were Angelefios. Fruit and the handling thereof are subjects of the greatest importance to Los Angeles in common with all of Cali fornia. Some points of interest under these heads will be found in the Herald this morning in a dispatch from San Francisco. The hardy Hohenzollern race is not likely to end soon. A pleasing episode of Kaiser William's tour in northern Europe is the birth of another son. j- ' ; Triumphant Arizona. Judge W. F. Fitzgerald, President of the Republican Convention, an ex-Con federate Brigadier, was appointed from Mississippi to a judgeship in Arizona. He was removed, while holding court, for cause by President Cleveland and im mediately came to Los Angeles. Governor Gosper, Treasurer of the Re publican Central Committee, was ap pointed from Nebraska as Secretary of Arizona—and this was his highest oflice. Soon after his successor was appointed he moved to Los Angeles. Arizona papers ufed to be interesting. Capt. W. H. Seamans, Secretary of the County Committee, and a candidate for County Recorder, turned up in the Ter ritory as Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue. He was afterwards Clerk of Court in Tombstone. He was a chronic office holder and his capacity for collect ing fees gave him the widest reputation in that line possible. H. H. Appel, candidate for District Attorney, hails from Tucson. He first came to the surface in the famous Paul- Shaw contest for Sheriff's office. Some of the testimony then given would be in teresting reading. Judge Haynes, Chairman of the Com mittee on Resolutions, drifted here lately from a Tucson law office. Perhaps the Total Wreck stockholders in this city kuow about him. Colonel C. E. Dailey was Chairman of the Second Ward Caucus, and he, too, is a Territorial emigrant. He was removed for cause from the Receivership of the Land Office, and afterwards turned up as a Democrat and was nominated for the Eosition of Register of the Land Office, ut the Senate got advices and would not confirm him. Other eminent Cactus statesmen are holding high places in the g. o. p. of this county, like Rollins, Davis, Savago, Mundell, et als. There are plenty of respectable citizenß of Los Angeles who formerly lived in our neighbor over the Colorado and who are laughing in their sleeves over the prom inence and gall of these worthies. Any one interested as to the standing in the Territory where they lived for several years, of these great leaders,can probably be easily advised and may find a "prophet has honor save in bis own country." Cactus. Foretg-n Flashes. Tho Pope is suffering from liver com plaint and is losing strength. Professor Herman Bonitz, the German philologist, is dead. A thousand miners employed in the coal mines at Stettin have struck. It is expected the strike will spread. Mme. De Varney, the American lady who was recently arrested and impris oned on the false charge of being a pick pocket, has been liberated at the request of McLaine, United States Minister. A volcanic eruption at Bandaisan, fifty leagues from Yokohama, has destroyed several villages and killed 1.000 paople, including one hundred visitors at the thermal springs. Freeh craters have formed and the eruption is still active. Nineteen emigrant agents have been arrested at Crackow for inciting natives of tbe district to emigrate to America. Bonds representing one million florins, were found in their possession. Other agents have been arrested at other places. General Boulanger drove in the Boise dv Bolougne Friday for the first time since he was wounded. His carriage was followed by sixteen carriages filled with reporters and admirers who shouted "Abas Floquet!" "Abas Ferry!" "Vive Boulanger!'' A great crowd of gamins escorted the General back to Paris. Charged With Embezzlement, John Billings was arrested last night by Detective McCarthy and charged with embezzlement, on complaint of Mrs. Kit tie .'Javis. It is alleged that Billings was given $100 by Fred Linde to give to Mrs. Kittle Davis, and as she did not receive the money, she swore out the warrant. WASHINGTON. Saulsbury's Defense of the Fisheries Treaty. WHISKY TRUST INVESTIGATED Bill for Bi-Metal Redemption Fund. Uncle Sam's Confederate War Claims. | Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald, 1 Washington, July 27. —In the Senate Sherman gave notice that as soon as the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill would be disposed of he would insist on getting the Fisheries Treaty out of the way, and he hoped to do so early next week. The Senate then proceeded to the considera tion of the Fisheries Treaty in open executive session, and was addressed by Saulsbury in favor of its ratification. The Democratic Senators he said had not opposed an open executive session from any apprehension that a public discus sion of the treaty would injure the Ad ministration or the Democratic party. On the contrary, they believed a full understanding of it would commend it to the favorable judgment of the country as a* wise and just settlement of the con troversy which had at times threat ened the harmony and peace of the whole country. The treaty, while secur ing to the United States valuable rights and privileges hitherto denied, and which no previous administration had been able to secure, gave up no undis puted right or any privilege tint could be justly regarded as of the slightest value. At the close of Saulsbury 's speech the Fisheries treaty went over without action and the Senate proceeded to the consid eration of the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill. The amendment to strike out the item for a Bureau of Engraving and Printing, with the proviso that there shall not be any increase in the number of steam plate printing machines in that bureau, was opposed by Blair and re jected after some discussion. Among the amendments reported and agreed to were the following: Increas ing the appropriation for the repairs of lighthouses, etc. v from $300,000 to $325, --000; increasing the appropriation for the salaries of lighthouse keepers from $585, --000 to $600,000; increasing the appropri ation for lighting rivers, from $235,000 to $250,000; inserting the item of $50,000 for expenses of enforcing tho Alien Con tract Labor laws; $450,000 for expenses in collecting the revenue customs in 1889 in addition to the permanent ap propriation; $100,000 for the survey and re-location of the tioundary lines between the United States and Mexico weßt of the Rio Grande. IN ADVERSE POSSESSION. Property to Which Uncle Sum Has \ alia Claim. Washington, July 27. —In response to the Senate resolution, calling on him for evidence in the Treasury department, re lating to the property of the United States, to which the United States has valid claim, and which is held in adverse possession, the Secretary of the Treasury to-day transmitted to the Senate the re port of the Solicitors of the Treasury and Commissioners of Interna! Revenue on the subject. The most interesting of the documents returned ia a letter from Mr. Littlepage, lately employed as an agent of the Treasury to assist in the preven tion and detection of frauds upon customs revenues. In a letter dated November 11. 1887, he says he went to his home in Virginia to examine his old Confederate papers made and received while in Europe un der an order of the then Confederate States Government, to obtain accurate data. He says he found in the winter of 1834 that he was ordered to the Confed erate ship. The Texas, alias The Pom peiro. This vessel was built at Glasgow, and was a No. 1 sloop-of-war, and was to have received her armament and equip ment while lying off the Coast of England by another vessel. Cap am Henry Sin clair, of tho Confederate States Navy, superintended the construction of the vessel, her cost being $1,400,000, all of which was fully paid by the Confederate Government. The vessel, he says, started to sea, but having been reported as a Confederate cruiser, was seized. Captain Sinclair, rather than carry her through the courts, secured her release by guaranteeing she would not go into the hands of the Confederacy. He then chartered her, and when a few months after the Confederacy collapsed, she was sailing under the same charter. He adds this vessel was fully paid for by the Con federate Government, and should belong to the United States. She is still valuable, and is now trading between Edinburg aud Copenhagen. He adds their other Clyde steamer, constructed by the Con federate Government, was similarly dis posed of by their agents or Captains, which should belong to the United States. There were two rams built by Baird & Co., on the Mersey, ostensibly for the Chinese Government, but Inspected and tested by Confederate officers. They were, he said, seized by the British au thorities, and were finally disposed of by Confederate agents, and are now in the British navy, having recently been seen by Admiral Luce at Bermuda, flying the British flag. Littlepage also speaks of certain powerful Clyde-built steamers and rams built for the Confederate Gov ernment, and also states that parties who recently visited Captain Sinclair's house, noticed its linen, crockery, cut lery, etc., bore the letters C. S. N., which are supposed to have come from the Texas. He adds that two new Clyde built steamers, the City of Petersburg and the Old Dominion, which were built for the Confederate Government and paid for by it, are now running be tween Liverpool and Dublin. Littlepage files an itemized statenent of Confeder ate property unrecovered by the United Government, amounting to $30,000,000, most of which is in English hantis. THE HOUSE. Army Appropriation Bill Reported Back-romniitlee'i Work. Townshend, of Illinois, from the Com mittee on Military Affairs, reported back the Army Appropriation bill with the Senate amendments, and it was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The House then went into Committee oi the Whole on the private calendar. The committee remained in session all the afternoon, considering a dozen private war claim bills, which were subsequent ly passed. At 5 o'clock a recess was taken till evening. The House at the evening session passed thirty-six private pension bills and at 10:30 adjourned. THE BILL IN COMMITTEE. The House Committee on Military Af fairs) has decided to recommend non-con currence in the Senate amendments to the Army Appropriation bill. The com mittee is disposed to accept the Hav.iey amendment on the Fortification bill, which ia similar in scope to the bill re ported by the committee to the House some time ago; but as it is feared that considerable opposition would be en countered in the House if a motion were made to concur in this particular amend ment, the committee decided that the matter could be better arranged in con ference. INTER-STATE COMMERCE. Although the House Committee on Commerce has already directed a report to be made to the House on the Senate bill to amend the Inter-State Commerce act, the subject was opened this morning for the purpose of enabling Representa tive O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, to offer an additional amendment providing that after ninety days from the passage of the act, it shall be unlawful for any common carrier to engage in the transportation of property between-the several States and Territories of tho United States, or be tween any place in the United States and a foreign country, over any route which includes as a part thereof a railway or water route outside of the United States, without first having produced a license. This is the amendment which was in tended to counteract the effects of the Inter-State Commerce law on the Canad ian routes. After a long discussion, the amendment was agreed to by a vote of G to 4. WHISKY, Free and Otherwise — The Trust Under Investigation. Washington, July 27. —At a meeting of the House Committee on Manufactures to-day, Chairman Bacon announced that the committee would proceed to the in vestigation of the so-called Whisky Trust, and called J. M. Atherton, of Louisville. The company's headquar ters, witness said, wore located in Lame county, Kentucky. It was not engaged in distilling whisky, but in handling the whisky of a number of firms who do a distillery business in their own names. Witness said most of the large distillers of fine Kentucky whisky entered into an agreement by which they bound them selves to produce no whisky in the fiscal year of 1888. The combined produc tion of these signers was estimated at three and a half million dollars. The agreement grew out of the fact that there had been a very large over production of whisky. In order to pro tect the owners of this whisky from the effects of this over-production, an agree ment to suspend operations from July 1, 1887, to July 1, 1888, was entered into. This agreement witness desired to say was not in the nature of a trust. There was no consolidation of property, no merging of interests. Witness was asked by Buchanan: "Excluding the internal revenue tax what is the cost of a gallon of whisky laid down in the bonded warehouse?" Witness—That depends upon a great many factors which vary considerably, but assuming that corn sells for 50 cents, rye for 80 cents and malt for 80 cents a bushel, a gallon of standard Bourbon whisky, with interest on plant, would co3t say 30 cents; not including interest on plant, about 23 to 27 cents. Buchanan—What would be the effect of requiring the tax to be paid when the whisky is produced, this is abolishing the bonded period? Witness—lt would substantially de stroy the manufacture of fine whiskies, because of the increased cost of whiskies when they were fit for use, growing out of the fact that every gallon that evapor ated would be a tax-paid gallon, and be cause of the heavy expense of carrying the whisky for several years, insurance, etc. The amount of money required in the business would be so great that no distiller could do much unless he was a millionaire. Such a law would lead to combinations, and rich combinations would absorb all. W. H. Thomas, of Louisville, testified that one of the reasons of the export of whisky to Europe was, he and others be lieved because Kentucky whisky was bet ter than foreign compoundliquors and they might make a market for it in Europe". Ninety per cent, of the whisky exported was owned by the wholesale dealers, and he believed if they all united they could build up a trade in Europe. He was not in favor of the repeal of the tax for the reason that every farmer with a stream near his farm, would go into business and ruin the distillers by over-production. With no tax, he believed there would be ten times the amount consumed. GOliD AND SILVER. Palmer's New Bill for a 81-Hetalic Redemption Fund. Washington, July 27. —Senator Palmer to-day introduced (by request) a bill pro viding that the fund held for the re demption of United States notes, shall be composed of gold and silver. It provides that the fund now held in gold coin or gold bullion in the treasury for the re demption of United States Treasury notes, and that which may hereafter ac cumulate, shall hereafter be composed half of gold and half of silver; namely, one-half to be gold coin or gold bullion and one-half silver bullion of standard fineness equal in value to the gold half. The Secretary of the Treasury is author ized to purchase $5,000,000 worth of silver bullion per month (said bullion to be the product of United States mines) and have it prepared in ingots of suitable form and weight for paying for it with gold coin from the redemption fund. This silver bullion shall be substituted in the redemption fund for the gold coin with drawn therefrom. These purchases are to continue until the present amount of gold coin and gold bullion in the redemp tion funds shall be reduced to $50,000, --000. Any holder of United States notes demanding their redemption shall be paid half in gold coin and half with either silver bullion or with standard silver dol lars. If paid with silver dollars, then there shall be coined from the silver bul lion iv the redemption fund, enough bul lion to produce the standard silver dollars paid out. These shall be placed in the general Treasury fund in place of those withdrawn therefrom. When the normal ratio of silver to gold (about 15>2 to 10 of silver to one of gold) shall have been re stored, the silver bullion in the redemp tion fund shall be coined into standard silver dollars, and half of the redemption fund shall be held in standard silver dol lars. His Departure Regretted. Denver, July 27.—Geo. T. Wilson, who for some time past had been associated with Mr. Dix as partner in the Albany hotel, and with Mr. Lower in the Fort Collins sandstone quarries, has dissa peared and is wanted by these gentlemen who have become involved to the extent of $60,000 by Wilson's transactions. Wil son claimed that he had a brother in New York, and was an heir to an estate near Boston, which brought him an in come of $40,000. He came here nearly a year ago, and upon these representations purchased a half interest in the Albany hotel for $225,000, paying for it with notes secured by trust deeds on property. Some claim he has gone East to raise money to pay his debts. Lower left for, Chicago last night in hopes of finding Wilson, upon whos6 paper he has signed himself for nearly $40,000. COAST TOPICS. End of a Novel Matrimonial Lawsuit. MORE WASHOUTS IN ARIZONA. Dried Fruit — Bay City Breezes. Golden State Nuggets. Upper Coast. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald,! San Joke, Cal., July 27. —The suit of B. F. Pritchard against Mrs. Jennie K. Reed, was tried in the Superior Court to day. Defendant is the wife of George W. Reed, of this city, having been mar ried to him at Pomona, where both parties formerly lived. In June, B. F. Pritchard came to San Jose and begun suit to have her declared his legal wife, asserting that they had been married at San Diego in October, 1887. Mrs. Reed testified that she was never mar ried to the plaintiff, and her only rela tions with him were those of land agent and client, he having assisted her in locating some government land near San Diego. Other testimony was given cor roborating her statements. The affirma tive judgment asked by her in the cross complaint was>given, perpetually enjoin ing plaintiff from asserting such mar riage. ARIZONA RUMORS. More Washouts—A Prospector Ulnr. dered By Indians. Tucson, July 27. —There has been an other heavy rain storm between Benson and Papago, washing away the road bed for several hundred yards. The track now for a distance of almost thirty miles is laid almost entirely on cribbing made of ties. The west bound passenger train arrived at Tucson this morning eleven hours late. The Sheriff received word to-day that D. D. Ford, an old prospector, had been robbed and murdered by Vapagos, near Quinlan's ranch, on the Quigetoa road. Ford had been missing for two months, but was thought to be prospecting in the mountains, till a few days since, when one of the Indians disclosed the murder and offered to escort a party to the place. Sheriff Shaw and a posse left for the scene to-day. Bay City Breezes. San Francisco, July 27. —In New York to-day there was an advance of 1-16 of a cent in raw sugars. Justice McKinstry, of the State Su preme Court, states that he has definitely decided to retire from the bench to ac cept the Presidency of Hastings College. Wm. Trotter, professional bondsman, and chief witness in the trial of Dr. Josselyn, Demarest and Silver, the so called thugs, was found guilty of perjury to-day in falsely swearing to the owner ship of a piece of property, when going on tbe bond for one Rheinhardt, two years ago. The evening papers say it is generally conceded that the choice for nomination for Chief Justice lies between Judges Warks, of San Diego, and Wilson, of this city, and it is stated on good authority that the San Diego delegates have been promised the prize, if they go into con vention with the solid support of the Southern delegations. This they claim to have, and the chances of the San Diego man are therefore very good. William R. Hearst, proprietor of the Examiner, filed an answer to the com plaint of Deputy Surveyor of Port, John , F. Fogarty, in the "late libel action springing out of opium exposures. Mr. Hearst alleges that the articles pub lished were without malice and purely in the interest of good government by the exposure of fraud and official mal feasance; that Fogarty is a public officer and the comments upon his acts were made by way of legitimate criticism of his official conduct as such officer, and were privileged and true. (.olden State Nuggets. Gilbert Lamphier, one of the oldest Knights Templar in California, died at Sissons. . Visalia has voted $20,000 for a school house, $4,000 for fire purposes, and $4,000 for water. The vote stood 226 to 43. Frank Hovey, an employee on the Ben Lomond Vineyard, was shot and killed by Carl Russ, a fellow workman. The shooting was accidental. At San Diego, in an altercation be tween Tom Daly and Charles Burgess, teamsters, the laUer was shot just above the heart by Daly, and died almost in stantly. Daly was arrested. Geo. Ohleqer, manager of the Anti- Debris Association at Marysville, says the Association has information of an absolutely reliable character, that the United States will take a most radical step to enforce the anti-debris clauses of the River and Harbor act of 1886. At Hollister, W. H. Stone and his son Ed Stone were arrested for the murder of Nick Waters on July sth, at Mulberry, in some trouble over land. Both the Stones were shot by Waters, but recover ed. In the melee Waters was killed. They were admitted to bail in $1,000 each. The case was set for August 9th. The Upper Coast. Enos Rowland, an Englishman, aged twenty-five years, was drowned while bathing in Lanzy creek at Astoria, being siezed with cramps. Kinzie's flouring mill, situated on Yellow Hawk creek, one and a quarter miles from Walla Walla, burned Friday afternoon. The fire was caused by a defective flue. Loss, $8000; insured for $2000. A special from Ellensburg, Washing ton Territory, says: News has reached here of a continuous flow of Chinamen into the United States across the border from British Columbia, the steamers of the steamers of the Canadian Pacific be tween China and Vancouver bringing hundreds every two weeks. After land ing they go eastward into British Col umbia. They work their way across from Ossoyis Lake, down the Okanogan River and then down the Columbia River, through a number of placer mines that are monopolized by Chinese, and find their way to the settlements of the whites. Frank Anderson and Ben King who were arrested on the charge of robbing the mail of the Pacific Express Company of $10,000 of Portland, have had their preliminary examination. King made a confession "giving the details and circum stances of the robbery and endeavoring to exculpate himself from blame. An derson also made a confession. All the money except $40 has been recovered. Anderson took the Express agent to the spot where $9,960 was buried, and in digging down a short distance the sack and contents were recovered. The court held each defendant in the sum of $10, --000 and in default of bail, remanded them < to custody.