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Notice to mall Subscribers. The papers of all delinquent mail subscribers to tbe Los Angeles Daily Herald will Ah promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the same have been paid for in advance. This rule Is Inflexible. Ayers & Lynch. Office of Publication, 123-5 West Second street, between Spring and Fort, Los Angeleß. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT—Owing to our greatly increased facilities, we are prepared to execute all kindtof job work in a superior manner. Bpecial attention will be given to commercial and lesa printing, and all orders Will be promptly filled at moderate rates. Ull DAY. SEPT. 14, 1888. Dfc-IIOCRATIC NATIONAL. TICKET. for president: GROVER CLEVELAND, of New York. fob vice-pbesident: ALLEN G. THURMAN, of Ohio. To enforce frugality in public expenditures and abolish unnecessary taxation. For Congress, Sixth District. REEL B. TERRY, of Fresno. Democratic State Electoral Ticket. a.t..— (O. P. BERRY, of Sutter. At Large... (B jj. MURPHY, of Santa Clara. Ist District FRED BXRINGER, of eonoma. 2d District. A. CAMINETTI, of Amador. 3d District. .C. A. JENKINS, of Sacramento. 4thDistrict. P. J. MURPHY,of San Francisco. SthDistiict N. BOWDEN, of Santa Clara. 6th District .BYRON WATERS, of San B'dino. Democratic State Ticket. Chief Justice NILEB SEARLES, of Nevada Associate Justice JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, o! San Francisco Democratic County Ticket. STATE SENATORS. 39th District VICTOR MONTGOMERY ASSEMBLYMEN. 76th District S. A. WALDRON. 77th District A. R. STREET 78th District W. M. McFADDEN. SUPERIOR JUDGES. • „ TavTn ,H. K. S. O'MELVENY. Long Term )A. W. HUTTON. Short Term W. T. KENDRICK. Sheriff T. E. ROWAN. County Treasurer E. E. HEW ITT. County Clerk H. 8. PARCELS. County Auditor C.R. J. WHITE. County Recorder GEORGE HERRMANN. Public Administrator S. LEVY. Tax Collector OMRI BCLLIS. District Attorney J. R. DUPUY. 1 County Coroner JOHN L. McCOY. Cennty Surveyor S. H.FINLEY. SUPERVISORS. 2d District A. OSTHOFF. 4th District J. W. VENABI E. sth District GEORGE BESSONETT City and Township. (O. H. VIOLET. City Justices j s B LOCKWOOD. Township Justice WM. CRAWFORD (CHAS. ROBERTS, l/onstables R J. DOMINGUEZ. Our Odd Fellow Edition. The Herald is at work preparing most interesting matter which will appear next week in a mammoth special edition devoted to the visit of so many distin guished members of the great order of Odd Fellowship to this city. Business men will consult their own interest by promptly securing liberal space in this number, which will be the most superb thing of the sort ever issued from the press of this section. Maine is not so "Hell Bent" as the g. o. p. thought it was. After Blame goes to his own place, that poor Com monwealth which the greatest statesman has led so far astray may repent and be saved. Any lying done in reference to Gen eral Harrison's Chinese record —and there is a good deal done—is out of Republican lips. The Herald, a few days since gave the record. It came from the Congressional Record and was exactly as there printed. Every vote Mr. Har rison cast on this issue was published in full. That is not the wav falsifiers go about their work. Let some of our con temporaries who profess an interest in getting at the truth about this matter, publish the record with the same re ligious completeness and accuracy, and after doing that prate about lying. There is not one of our friends dare publish the record. It may be obtained in the Herald of last Saturday. Print it or have the grace to quit talking about lying. The greatest writer of the age on economic questions wrote a decade ago— before the fullness of trusts and com binis—that the system of high protec tion "was an artificial means of manufacturing manufacturers, of expro priating independent laborers, of capitalizing the national means of production and subsistence." Many trusts have sprung into existence in the United States since these wise words were uttered, and the object and bent of every trust in the land has been the ex ploitation of labor. The transformation of the Fennsylvanian oil supply into a monopoly was a proceeding entirely in keeping with the rules and aims of cap italist production. But the Sugar Trust, by which the refiners transformed the protection granted them, by the nation, against foreign competi tion, into a monopoly against the home consumer, was simply turning against the people who granted them protection; it protects the manufacturer no longer against the foreign importer, but against the home consumer and the money it pnts into the purses of the manufacturers is taken frpm the just re wards of labor—the many are robbed for I the benefit of the few. Yet the tattooed man says that trusts are private affairs. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14. 1838. Building a Navy. Hon. Tom Fitch and General Harrison agree in demanding that a navy be built. The silver-tongued orator of California says he would "blow in" the surplus on ships. Tho Secretary of the Navy in his last report says: Among the vessels dropped from the Navy Register and sold during the past year is the Tennessee. The history of this vessel is quite interesting and most illustrative. She had a short life, but, as a consumer of money, a brilliant one. Her hull was built and she was equipped in the New York navy-yard. Her ma chinery was designed and built under contract by the eminent engineer Mr. John Ericsson, costing $700,000. Her total original cost was $1,855,075.81. Upon her trial trip in January, 1867, she ran about one thousand miles. She at tained a speed of sixteen knots and made a run of fifteen knots per hour for four hours. She encountered a perilous storm, described as a hurricane, which continued over twenty-four hours. The ship suffered considerably. The report of her commander says: "The engines moved off finely and worked perfectly during all the storm. * * * Her machinery is as perfect as need be. It has undergone the severest test and has not "once been found want ing. She is the fastest ship I have ever seen." The chief engineer says: If the strength and workmanship of the machinery can not be depended upon then no reliance is to be placed upon the performance of any steam machinery with which I am acquainted. Two years afterwards she underwent what was called "repairs," and the sum of $576,791).61 was spent upon her; all but $73,000 of this was put on her hull and equipment. It was the full price of a new wooden hull of her size at that time. This was from 1869 to 1871. She then made a cruise of three months, and went into the hands of Mr. John Roach to enable him to take out the machinery and boilers of John Ericsson and substi tute others of superior character. It was, among other things, expected to give the ship a 14 I .j-knot speed for twenty-four hours. When she had her trial of this new machinery in 1875 her maximum speed was 10 3 4 knots, and she had put upon her an expense of $801, --713.60, in addition to the value of her machinery and boilers, taken in trade by Mr. Roach at $65,000. This ma chinery had cost $700,000, had not been in actual service six months, had never been surveyed and condemned by a Board of Government officers, nor its value fixed by any Government Board, but it was sold to Mr. Roach as old iron. That is to say, between 1869 and 1875 the Tennessee had had three months' service, and had cost in repairs and im provements $1,443,513.21. This was largely in excess of a fair price for a new ship of her characteristics. Twelve years afterwards (on April 4, 1887) she is condemned by the Statutory Board as unseaworthy and not worth re pairing and ordered sold, having put up on her, between 1875 and 1887, the ad ditional sum of $577,710.17. She brought $24,525 at the auction sale. She had cost the Government $3,800,000 in round numbers and had done about ten years of active sea service, outside of repair shops and navy-yards. It is often the subject of wonder what has become of the $70,000,000 spent up on war vessels since the close of the war, in view of the fact that there is now no navy. This bit of history will serve as an illustration. That was all done under the Robeson- Chandler-Roach Republican era of navy building. In view of these facts, Gen eral Harrison is not likely to be put in charge of rebuilding our navy, with Hon. Tom Fitch as its Secretary, and "Blow it in" as the party platform. Mr. Cleveland says it is unconstitu tional to levy a tax for the sake of pro tection. Mr. Harrison takes direct issue with the President on this point. The discussion right there is an excellent illustration of the caliber of the two men. Mr. Cleveland is a logical thinker: Gen eral Harrison is either an illogical thinker or an insincere talker. Our Gov ernment has no right to levy any tax for the purpose of protecting any in dustry. If Mr. Harrison, who is a lawyer, or any other Republican thinks the Government has such a right, let a bill levying a duty on boots be passed; let it be specified that the purpose of this impost is in order to protect American boot-makers; then let some importer refuse to pay the duty so imposed and carry his case before the Supreme Court. If Mr. Harrison himself were on the bench he would be forced to declare the law unconstitution- al. Mr. Cleveland is right on this point, as he nearly always is. Mr. Harrison is juggling with words for the purpose of deceiving the people, as he has been in all he has said since politics took such firm hold of his mind that his better principles have been overmastered. Mr. Gakfey, of the State Board of Equalization, telegraphs the Herald that that body has reduced the assessment of this county ten per cent. This is a gain of $60,000 to the taxpayers of the county, and the relief comes from strangers to us and because of the exorbitant and sense less action of our own assessor. But it is not what it should have been. This county asked to have the unjust valuation of Mr. Mason reduced twenty per cent, which would have brought us to about the figure of last year. As it is the assess ment of this year stands at about the amount put on our property by Mr. Mason one year ago. Leaving out the amount put on the railroads by the State Board, the county will pay taxes on a valuation of nearly $90,000,000. It is quite safe to say that this is by far the highest rela tive valuation put on any county in the State. It would be unfair to make us pay on even the figures of 1887. Mr. Mason is alone responsible for thus rob bing his own friends and neighbors, and all the property holders of Los Angeles. Never was a party in sorer need of a guide, philosopher and friend than the Republicans at the present moment. Unless some modern Moses comes along to assume leadership, there is danger that they will be lost in the wilderness of contradictions iv which they are now wandering about so helplessly. Instead of moving forward to the promised land, they are engaged in an unseemly wrangle as to which is the right road. Mr. Blame's defense of combines has a startling significance, because it means a Republican defense of this growing abuse and threatening danger. He is more than the brilliant leader of the Re publicans. Blame is the Republican party and the Republican party is Blame & Co. His trust edict is now a new plank in the party platform. He now speaks for the party, and should the party slip into power again he would act for it —dominate the administration of Harrison as he did that of poor Gar field. In that case trusts and combines would run roughshod over the people for four years, and the Government would do nothing. The Silly Sheep! By the census of 1880 we (md that in that year the country produced in finish ed woolen fabrics of all kinds the follow ing: Wool hats—value of finished pro duct $8,51(1,5(i!> Woolen goods—value of finished product 160,606,721 Worsted goods—value of finished product. 33,540 942 Grand total of fi nlshed product $202,073,232 The total sum paid in wages to produce these goods was $33,412,034 or about lOJjj per cent, of the total cash. Now in spite of the fact that only 1G 1 j per cent, of the product goes to labor, a tariff averaging about 75 per cent, has been collected on imported woolens for the benefit of American labor. The Mills bill proposes to give the woolen manufacturers free raw materials and reduce the tariff on the manufactured article to 40 per cent. Mr. J. 8. Moore, inn ti article some time ago, pointed out some instructive things about these woolen taxes. We imported in 1887 31,136,149 square yards of mixed woolen dress g> ods, which cost abroad $6,522,568, or as near as possible 21 cents a square yard. On these goods a duty of $4,511,280 was collected, or as near as possible 17h> cents a yard, or 82.96 per cent. Again, 26,9251,224 squaie yards of sim ilar stuff were imported in the same year, costing $4,094,40.'!, on which a tax of $2,779,502 was collected, or at the rate of 67.89 per cent. In short, of this class of woolen mixed dress goods there was imported alto gether $17,199,141 in value, on miich a tax of $12,398,974 was collected, or an average of 72.09 per cent. In other words, the total duty on woolen manufactures in 1887 was $29, --729,717, and over $12,000,000 was in goods that cost abroad from 15 cents to 21 centß a square yard. Who paid this tax? Was it the prosperous rich people or was it the hard-working classes, the farmers and artisans? Now, if this was the only amount of tax paid by the American people it would be almost moderate. But it must be remembered that at least double that amount of tax, or say $25,000,000 more, goes into the pockets of the home woolen manufac turers. That is the American people pay over $36,000,000 taxes on woolen mixed goods that is valued at an average of about 20 cents a square yard, of which over $12,000,000 goes into the Treasury and over $24,000,000 into the pockets of monopolists. Now, Mr. Mills, the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Democratic party have arranged, concocted and passed a bill through the House that re duces the tax on this kind of woolen goods to 40 per cent, ad valorem. That is, they leave still a protection of 40 per cent, on such importations. In other words, instead of $12,398,000 that now goes into the Treasury, only about $0,880,000 will be collected, and instead of about $24,000,000 that now goes into the pockets of monopoly, only some $14,000,600 will find its way there, and the American people will be relieved of some $15,000,000 of taxes on the cheap est kind and most necessary clothing used. And yet the 1,000,000 Republican sheep in Vermont say "Baa" to the 3,000,000 of the same sort of silly sheep in Oregon, which also cry "Baa" to the monopolistic party which fleeces the coats off their backs. And the people of the Union who think in their politics echo back to the silly sheep—"Baa!" Our Republican brethren are making an Herculean effort to make the country believe they are particularly hilarious over the Oregon, Vermont and Maine majorities. The simple fact is that these States have been carried by about the usual majorities, with the exception of Oregon. The webfoot State was carried by seven thousand votes, and these were procured mostly by fraud. Maine gave seven thousand larger majority in 1850 for John C. Fremont than she gave this week. Oar friends are in a graveyard and feel it incumbent on them to whistle. The Republican spider, thinking it Lad a Democratic fly in sight, coyly sang its invitation to "come into my parlor." When the fly accepted the invitation, by sending to Congress that retaliation mes sage, the Republican spider glared at him in astonishment for a moment, cried with a shriek, " Great Scott!" It's a hornet!" and the panic began. The Republicans are in a bad predicament. They have pla> ed for high stakes—a return to power at any cost—have done their best to get the administration into a corner but find themselves in the corner instead, and will be mighty lucky if they get out of it — fNew York Herald, (Ind.) "Trusts are private affairs," says Mr. Blame. God forbid! Trusts are public diseases. Organizations of men for coercion or boycotting are condemned by the law as criminal bandings. Organiza tions of capital to coerce public opinion, natural prices and common laws are trebly criminal. Mr. Blame has enunci ated a principle under which he will be buried.—[Boston Pilot, (Dem.) Patriotic Americans will expect Con | gress to forget party lines and promptly respond to the call of the President for full power to bring Canada to a phort and sharp reckoning.—[Boston Globe (Dem.) ONGRESSIONAL. The Question of Non-Assimi lating Races. WHITE, BLACK AND YELLOW. Senator Vest Draws a Comparison. Put Yourself in His Place. John Must Go. I Associated Press Disoatches to the Herald. I Washington, September 13.—1n the Senate to-day Piatt ottered a resolution instructing the Committee on Finance to inquire whether a foreign syndicate, com bination or trust controls the production of copper in the United States and has thereby largely increased the price of all articles made therefrom, and suggesting j remedial legislation. Spooner's resolution as to political murders in Texas, was referred to the Committee on Contingent Expense.?. Then the Chinese Exclusion bill was tak en up. .Tone*, of Nevada, addressed the Senate in support of the bill. Jones said the discussion now was re duced to the point whether immediate action should be taken to prevent the In flux of that vile stream of Mongolian barbarism into the pure waters of American civilization, or whether the people would have to wait until the Chinese Government should conclude to afford relief. He wanted to say that when the Democratic party, after 1865, took off the gray uniform and put on the garb of tho working citizen, it was at a loss for a platform. The Democrats had been floundering around for some posi tion on which to stand, and they in 1872 lit upon a curious platform, with a high priest of Protection in command of the troops, and in it they put an anti-Chinese plank. Jones then alluded to the advance of Chinese in California and the evil con sequences flowing from their presence there, and said the Democrats had not shown much zeal in respect to Chinese excluaion. The positions of the two parties afterwards had been entirely dif ferent. The Republican party believed that the Declaration of Independence was intended for all men without regard to color. After the war in which the shackles had been struck from the limbs of four million people, they were in no humor to listen to a proposition to exclude any race. The Democrats, on the other hand, believed that the De claration of Independence meant that all white men were equal. They had a long experience with a non-assimilating race and had no use for it when they could not enslave It, and were therefore ready to vote to exclude it. So listless had the Democrats been in support of their anti- Chinese propositions, that tho people of the Pacific Coast did not believe much in their sincerity. The people of the Pacific Coast knew that if they once could get a majority of the Republicans on their side they would see that justice was done to them. Vest said he had never been able to understand what was the difference of opinion between the Republican party at large and the Republicans of the Pacific Slope as to the meaning of the Declara tion of Independence. Did the Senator from Nevada mean to say that a differ ence existed ? Or did the Senator agree with the Democratic party that this was a no-man's Government ? Jones replied that as a boy he had heard on every patriotic occasion speeches declaring the United States to be the home of the oppressed of all nations, but when he went to the Pacific Coast and saw how impossible it was for Chinese to assimilate with Americans, he became convinced that it was impossible for two distinct and dissimilar races to prosper side by side in the same country. The barbarous economy of the Chinese would take possession of every avenue of in dustry to the exclusion of Americans, and he (Jones) was in favor of de fending his own people and defending them quickly. The evil of Chinese im migration, he said, was increasing daily. Hundreds'and thousands of Chinamen were coming annually into the country and driving Americans out of employ ment. Were the people, he asked, to wait upon gilt-edged diplomacy until the barbaric Government of China should say that it was willing that our Govern ment should exclude that horde of immi gration which everyone believed to be an irreparable injury to the country ? The people of the Pacific Coast demanded that there should be no more delay. The said subject was one over which the United States was sovereign, and it was derogatory to the dignity of the Ameri can people that they should aek the Chinese Government to join with them before they could decide who should be domiciled in this country. Those Sen ators who would vote for further delay might find great reward in the fact that they had maintained the gilt-edged dip lomatic conditions undisturbed, but those who would vote for the immediate pass age of the bill would have their names held in reverence, not only by the pres ent population of the Pacific coast, but by many millions who are to inhabit it in the future. Vest said he had asked the Senator from Nevada a question as to the Declara tion of Independence but had got only an indirect answer. He wanted to know if these Republican Senators from the Pacific Slope, who urged the Senate to relieve them from the curse of the Chinese, were willing to turn round and vote for a most extreme measure to fix on the white men of the South the curee of negro domination? If the right to vote were attempted to bo given the Chinese of the Pacific Coast, California would attempt to tight the country till the last man fell in defense of his homo and fireside. Even little Nevada, with her 75,000 people, would take up arms against such a thing; but when the Negroes of the South, under the leadership of corrupt politicians and reckless demagogues, were given the right to strike down the civilization of the Southern people, what, he asked, was heard from these same Senators? That was right; that was a different question. Tne Senator from Nevada had just said he did not believe that the two races, so dissimilar as the Chinese and Caucasian, can live in the same country, but when it came to Negro domination in the South, how was it? The whites in the South had to submit to every outrage, and if a Negro was killed in an affray, a committee of inquiry had to be appoint ed, and violent declarations were heard, such as the Senate had listened to for the last two days, appealing to the white men of the North to strike down tbe Democratic party, because its home was in the former slave-holding States. In conclusion, he announced his pur pose to vote against the motion to recon sider, on the ground that the people had crystalized and settled the question for %vet; that it had passed away from treaties, and that it was now a question of statutory enactment. It was agreed that a vote on Blair's motion to reeonsidor shall be taken at - o'clock to-morrow. Adjourned. THE HOUSE. .Intendments Miitle to the Inter- State Commerce Law, Wabhington, September 13. — The joint resolution passed, extending until October Ist the existing appropriations for tho sundry civil expenses of the Gov ernment. The Senate bilj to amend the Inter state Commeroe'law was taken up. The amendment giving the Scute courts con current jurisdiction with the Federal courts in civil proceedings under the act, passed; also one requiting the Interstate Commerce Commissioners to furnish all roads before January Ist, next, one uni form classification, and making any devi ation therefrom unlawful and unreason able. Anderson, of Kansas, offered amend ments, requiring the Commission to exe cute the provisions of the Interstate Com merce law, declaring all pooling unlaw ful. The railroad companies, he declared, through understandings and associations has formed a trust, which took from the peoole $1,000,000,000 a year in defiance of the law. The President of any com pany who would eater into such a trust ought to be cent to the penitentiary and kept there. Anderson declared that the railroads were making more money under the In terstate Commerce law than they ever did before. Anderson's first amendment was adopted, and the other rejected as too far reaching, Nelson, of Minnesota, addressed the House in support of the amendment of fered by him, making railroads incorpo rated under the United States law amen able to the laws of tho States traversed by that road. He said the Northern Pa cific road had refused to submit to State regulations on the ground that under the Interstate Commerce law it was exempt from amenability to the State. Crisp, of Georgia, made a point of or der against the amendment, and it was ruled out. Grosvenor submitted an amendment making it unlawful for any common car rier, subject to the provisions of this act, to carry refined oils and other petroleum product, cotton seed oil and turpentine, for any shipper, in tank or cylinder cars, who shall own, lease cr control same in any manner except upon the condition that said carrier shall charge the same rate for the transportation of said products in modern packages or barrels in car-load lots, as in said tank or cylin der cars; the said tank and cylinder and said wooden packages and barrels being carried free in each case. The amendment was adopted. The bill as amended was then passed without division. Wilson, of Minnesota, called up, and the House passed without amendment, the following bill: That where any rail road company, heretofore chartered or incorporated, or that may hereafter bo chartered or incorporated by an act of Congress, has built or constructed or operated, or shall build, construct or operate a railroad through, across or into the territorial limits of any State or Ter ritory of the United States, the tolls, rates and fares made or charged for the transportation of property and passengers over or upon such road, or roads, for traffic within the limits of a State or Ter ritory, and the tariffs and schedules thereof shall be subject to legislative control of and by the several States and Territories through, across, or into which such road or roads are so constructed, built or operated, any thing in the charter of, or acts of Con gress creating such companies, or any law of any State or Territorial Legislat ure enacted in pursuance of such charter, or act of incorporation to the contrary notwithstanding. Section 2 says that Section 1 of this act shall be limited in its operation, and shall apply only to the carriage and transportation by such com pany or companies of passengers or prop erty, wholly by railroad, or partly by railroad and partly by water, when both are used under common management, control or arrangement, from one place or station to another place or station, both being within the territorial limits of one and the same State; and they shall in no case apply to any commerce be tween States or Territories, or into foreign countries. The contest over the Oklahoma bill was' then resumed. A motion was made by Springer that the House go into Committee of the Whole for the con sideration of that measure. The ques tion disclosing no quorum, a call of the House was ordered. Only 132 members, no quorum, responded. Adjourned. THE REDUCTION MADE. The Assessment of L>os Anxeles County Cut Down 10 Per Cent. | Special to the Herald.] Sacramento, September 13.—The as sessment of Los Angeles county has been reduced 10 per cent. John T. Gakfey. SANTA CI.ARA AND FRESNO ALSO. [By Associated Press. | Sacramento, September 13.—The State Board of Equalization this afternoon re duced the Santa Clara, Los Angeles and Fresno assessments 10 per cent each. All the other county assessments remain unchanged. TOO EN £ EKfKISIMi, Mr. Kamaaa Too Flip With His Neighbor's Mall. San Francisco, September 13. —George Kamass was arrested to-day on the charge of opening a letter addressed to John Swabeck, proprietor of the Austrian Wire Works, about fourteen months ago. Mrs. Garry, who keep a flower store in Los Angeles, sent an order for a bill of goods to Swabeck, but by a mistake of the letter-carrier it was left at Kamass' address. He opened the letter and wrote to Mrs. Garry that Swa beck had retired from business and gone back to the old country, but he (Kamass) would fill her order. It was not until two or three weeks ago that Swabeck learned of this, and on the refusal of Kamass to give an explanation of bis strange conduct, had the latter arrested. Kamass was released on bail. Acquitted on a Technicality. Santa Cruz, September 13.—1n the trial of Ex-Mayor Robert Effey, for em bezzlement while acting as cashier of the Santa Cruz County Bank, the Jury to-day acting on the instructions of the Judge, acquitted the defend ant. The information drawn up by the District Attorney charged Effey with the embezzlement of $2,914, lawful money of the United States, be longing to Mrs. Tackett, whereas it was shown to-day that the lady's deposit was made through checks for that amount, and not in money. The Presidant shows that if a vigorous ijolicy is wanted he stands ready to meet the requirement.—[Boston Herald, (Ind.) PACIFIC COAST. Goldenson Going to Die on the Gallows. FUTILE ATTEEPTS AT DELAY. His Last Night Spent in a Jovial Manner—Developments in the Lowell Case. i Associated Press Disnatches to the Herald. | San Francisco, September 13. —The attorneys for Alexander Goldenson, who is sentenced to be hanged to-morrow, made a last appeal to the Supreme Court this morning. They presented a peti tion signed by the mother of the con demned man, asking that a writ of man date be issued to the Sheriff, directing him to summon a jury to inquire into Goldenson's sanity, and ordering him not to execute the sentence of death un til after such inquiry had been made. At 2 o'clock the Supreme Court an nounced its decision and refused to grant the application for a writ of mandate, Chief Justice Searles stating that no one could now interfere to prevent the exe cution of the death sentence to-morrow except the Governor. MRS. UOLDENON's LAST PLEA. Sacramento, September 13. — Mrs. Goldenson, the mother of the con demned murderer, appeared at the Gov ernor's office this afternoon to make a last appeal for her son. She found that Governor had left for San Francisco this morning. HIS LAST NIGHT. San Francisco, September 13.—Sheriff McMann completed to-night all arrange ments for the execution tc-morrow of Alexander Goldenson, Mamie Kelly's slayer. During the early evening the condemned man was utterly indifferent to his fate, and joked as he played checkers or cards with the deputies. At 9 o'clock his mother and brother called to see him for the last time on earth. Mrs. Goldenson was great ly affected and several times was near to fainting. The condemned man treated her affectionately but manifested no great emotion until she was fled away moaning, when he flung himself unon his bed, crying bit terly. Half an hour later he was play ing cards and again joking with Chief Jailer Kogers and his guard. THE LOWELL Jl( KUKII.; lUeyers Undertakes to Atone Singly for the Crime. Plackrvii.le, September 13. —When J. H. Myers, John Olsen and Wm. Drager, convicted of the murder of John Lowell, appeared in the Superior Court for sentence this morning, counsel for Olsen and Drager moved for a new trial for their clients, producing in support thereof an affidavit made by Myers since his conviction. He says therein tbat his former statement as to the con spiracy between the three defendants to murder Lowell was false; that he shot Lowell in the back of the head and then struck him with a gun; that Olsen and Drager, being frightened, agreed to assist him in burying the body and in taking several horses to get out of the country, these horses he was to dispose of himself; that on leaving, the other horses followed; he told Olsen and Drager that he killed Lowell by accident. He exonerated them from complicity in the murder. The Court postponed the time for pro nouncing sentence to October Gtb, when the motion for a new trial will be heard. TRUSTS ARE 11.1.1 U.M.. Such la a San Francisco Judge's Decision. San Francisco, September 13. —The Vulcan Powder Company recently brought action against the California Vigorite Company and several other companies, for an alleged viola tion of an agreement, whereby all the companies bound themselves to sell powder in certain States and Ter ritories at certain prices, and to account to the trust for the sales made. The Vulcan Company claim that the con tract was violated by incorrect re turns, and asked for an ac counting. Judge Maguire sustained the demurrer of defendants, to-day, giv it as his opinion that the contract sued upon is, as to its evident purpose, a con tract for the restraint of trade, and there fore contrary to public policy and void. Briefly the decision is to the effect that trusts are illegal. THE LOWER 1111 . Encacemont Witta Proctor Broken Off-Child Burned. San Diego, September 13.—This morn ing while Emily Schroedor, a child five years of age, was playing around a gaso line stove, her clothes caught fire, and she received burns which will probably prove fatal. The death of Prof. Richard A. Proctor in New York ends the negotiations which had been completed, except as to fixing the date, for his assuming the chair of instructor in astronomy at the San Diego College at Pacific Beach. Bay City Breezes. A rate of fifty cents per 100 pounds has been made on lumber shipments from California terminals north of Mojave to common points in Montana. Osman Johnson, a Stanislaus farmer, was to-day convicted in the United States District Court on the charge of having placedj canceled postage stamps on let ters, which he attempted to pass through the mails. The sailing of the steamer Santa Rosa for San Diego and way ports, advertised for to-morrow, has been postponed until Saturday. It is possible her departure may be again postponed until Sunday afternoon. The directors of the Spring Valley Water Company were authorized by the stockholders to-day to sell two million dollars' worth of bonds of the original issue of $5,000,000, the proceeds to be devoted to the payment of the floating debt of the company and the making of further improvements. The case of W. D. Valentine, held to answer for conducting a clock game in Piatt's Hall this city, was dismissed to day, it being found that the indictment merely charged him with allowing a game to be carried on in the building ieased by him, and that it would be im possible to prove such lease. At a meeting of the Citizens' Commit tee on Chinese immigration to-day, the committee's attorney, Mr. Mc- Inerney, said investigation led him to the conclusion that the Federal Judges had acted con scientiously and in accordance with their interpretation of the law on the subject, though they erred in giving too much credence to Chinese testimony.