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JOB PRINTING DEPA RTMENT —Owing to our greatly increased facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of job work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. Office of Publication, 123-5 West Second street, between Spring and Fort, Los Angeles. SATIIKDAVi NOVEMBER IT, 1888. The storm yesterday had the very un usual effect of forcing the steamer Puebla to pass San Pedro on her way to San Diego without stopping. Sixteen degrees above zero in St. Paul, and about that frigid point all through the Northwest, shows how the wind blows. It will blow tourists in here. The big rain makes the streets a little uncomfortable, but the farmers all over the country can stand it. Besides a little mud in the streets beats Hi degrees below the freezing point of water all to pieces. That nipping air is what ails the great Northwest to-day. We ought to be happy. These early rains will add to our thankfulness two weeks from now. The season has begun very auspi ciously. At noon yeßterday the Signal Service had registered two inches of a rainfall, while a private rain gauge on Bunker Hill avenue showed 2.11 inches. It came down gradually, and every drop was utilized. There have been violent downpours of six and seven inches that did not do half the good accomplished by' this rainfall. It continued all through the afternoon and is falling as we write, at Bp. m. The season begins right and promises an old-fashioned year of plenty. The organization of the next House of Representatives is a matter of both in terest and doubt. It is a significant cir cumstance that the Republicans have reduced their first redundant estimate largely. Starting with figures of a majority running from seventeen to twenty-five, they now seem content, if Chairman Quay is reported correctly, with from five to nine. It is perhaps just as well that our opponents should possess all departments of the Government. The responsibility will then be as great as the opportunities of usefulness, and the party will have to stand or fall by its record, which no Democrat would have had any hand in malting or marring. Mr. Clacs Spreckbls is said to have pronounced a favorable judgment upon the possibility of establishing a gigantic sugar beet industry in California, and to contemplate abandoning his extensive plantation in Hawaii. There is no reason why the sugar beet industry should not be as great and profitable a thing in this State as in France. Our rich virgin lands are specially adapted to its growth, the Southern California sun and soil com bined are just suited to developing sac charine matter in the beet and the most improved machinery is readily available. Mr. Remi Nadeau made a partial experi ment on his lands near Florence with the sugar beet, but abandoned it. Never theless the industry is one particularly suited to this county. The New York telegrams report the arrest in that city of a young man who is pestering Mary Anderson with proposi tions of marriage. There is positively some excuse for this poor fellow. Always lovely, Mary has returned from her pro tracted European engagements more dis tractingly enchanting than ever. The last Harper's Weekly publishes a por trait of this gifted creature, and it is ac companied by an eloquent and apprecia tive biographical article from the pen of William Winters. Miss Anderson is a Sacramento girl, and all Californians follow her career with pride and interest. Her advent in the Golden State will be awaited with great anxiety. Just now ■he is playing to overwhelming houses at Palmer's, formerly Wallack's theater. It is somewhat inconvenient to be loved so demonstratively, but the whole public is almost equally gone on this charming beauty. No wonder that Frank M. Pixley grows atrabilious as he sees the shrunken figures of his precious American party. With all the incentives of a presidential year, it polled only a bare sixth of the the vote of two years ago. The eloquent and splenetic Pixley talks of treason to the organization, forgetting that he be trayed it himself, first accepting, then rejecting and then accepting again the nomination tor Congress in the Fourth District. He grows wroth at an Italian organ-grinder, who could not speak a word of English, being in charge of the American party's ballots in a precinct that sounds to us very much like the one in which Pixley himself lives. Frank must cultivate a more equable temper if he wants to be a big success as a political leader. Then, above all things, he must pray for longevity. He will have to live a thousand years to see hie party elect a constable the way things are going now. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HEKAJIP: SATURDAY MOUSING, NOVEMBER 17. 18E8, Two >redori Improvement*. It is much to be desired that the Rapid Transit Railway should be immediately provided with depot facilities in this city. If the passenger could entera carat Mon rovia and find himseif in the heart of Los Angeles in forty-live minutes be would practically be nearer to business than if he resided near Agricultural Park. If the passenger could alight at Commercial street without being obliged to take an omnibus over at the County Hospital, Monrovia would double in population in side of a year. Its unsurpassed situation and water privileges, in connection with the fine grade of society and church and educational facilities which exist there, would make that charming suburb one of the most prosperous and attractive in the State. The projectors of the Rapid Transit Railway have had to struggle with a number of difficulties. First they met obstructions in getting the right of way, prices which were positively pro hibitive being asked on the Kast Los Angeles side. Next they made a propo sition to the Southern Pacific to lay a third rail, using the Alameda street depot of the latter company in common. It is understood that the Southern Pacific de manded $1,000 a month for this privilege and the sum was regarded as too high. An offer of $500 a month is said to have been made to the Southern Pacific and to have been declined. The public is assured, however, that the road will be at once pushed to this city. This is a si »tf qua nun of its real usefulness and of its paying. Put on a proper footing the Rapid Transit would pay handsomely within a few months, to say nothing o.' its indirectly recouping the property owners at Ramona, Monrovia and other points along the line, who are its principal stock holders, in the greatly enhanced value of their holdings. There is every reason why the whole of that lovely section should fill up with a very superior grade of people, and it will when they can get to and fro in a reasonable time. It is highly desirable, also, that the new branch of the Southern Pacific which runs through the Savannah, Monte, San Felipe Lugo and Laguna ranchos, should be completed. It will open one of the most valuable and pro ductive regions of Los Angeles. The soil of that portion of the county is prolific in the extreme. From six to eight crops of alfalfa and three crops of potatoes yearly, and all kinds of vegetables, can be raised there in perfection. English walnuts flourish there with a luxuriance that we have remarked in no other portion of Southern California. The soil is so moist that irrigation is not necessary. Very important improve ments are under way there. Senator L. J. Rose has started near the Monte one of the model farms of California. There is an extensive stretch of country, em bracing the San Felipe I.ugo and the Merced ranchos, and the country adjoin ing Savannah and tbe Monte, where an industrious market gardener could get rich off of ten acres. Property sells there for very little more than it would have brought ten years ago. The com pletion of this branch cannot fail to give a great impetus to values all over that section. Re*! estate ought to command there now as high prices as any within the limits of Los Angeles count}-. Correct Election Returns. The haß wisely preferred to wait until the Board of Supervisors had made their official count before giving more election tables of Los Angeles county. The wild figures given yester day by our contemporaries in their haste to be first, shows that it is better to be accurate than 'too previous." The tables we published two days after the election are borne out very gratifyingly by the official count. For instance, in our first returns, we gave Harrison's plurality as 3,602. The official count makes it 3,693. Now look at the wild discrepancies of our contemporaries in prematurely giving the official returns. The following table of comparisons, with the actual official returns for President, for Congressman and for Sheriff, will exemplify our criticism: ELECTORS. Official. Timet. Tribune. Harrison 13,803 13,709 13,816 Cleveland 10,110 10,090 10,120 Majority 3,693 2.764 3,096 CeNURESSHAN. Vandever 13,968 14,012 14 055 Terry. 10.034 9,935 10 046 Majority 3,934 2,988 £,009 sheriff. Aguirre 13,687 13,696 13,787 Rowan 10,240 10,1 S5 10,250 Majority 3,447 2,309 3,537 A Great Thine (or l ot Angeles. In our local columns will be found de tails of a great work which the Southern Pacific Railway has undertaken in East Los Angeles. We have heretofore given notes of the plans of this company at San Pedro, which involve the completion there of a great work like the Oakland mole; and which, when completed, will assure us a capital harbor, especially if the Government and the railway com pany shall co-operate in that important enterprise. At the beginning of the current year the Southern Pacific Rail way will commence the erection of mam moth workshops in East Los Angeles on sixty acres of land bought by them last summer, near Lyel street, on the line of the Yuma branch of their road. They will put up fifteen brick buildings ranging in length from three hundred to four hundred and twenty five feet, by one hundred feet wide. These will comprise car, locomotive, paint, carpenter and machine shops, and they will have facilities for doing all kinds of railway work needed on the transcontinental and local systems of the Southern Pacific. There will be em ployed in these shops a thousand men, and the force will be increased from time to time, as the exigencies of tbe compa cy's service may demand. This means an immediate addition of many thousand families to the population of our city, and is an earnest of the interest the Rail way company takes in the development of Los Angeles. We are informed by Mr. Thomas A. Garey that more trees have been planted in Los Angeles county during tbe past year than in the three last years put to gether. There is great good sense in this new departure. The opeu sesame to success iB in planting, always planting, whether of vineyard or orchard. Few people realize the profits that may be made from fruit trees. Take the French prune, for instance. The Flemings oi Santa Clara county realized an average of $tioo an acre from prune trees covering a period of six years. The California prune is surpassed by that of no country on the face of the globe. Orange trees are even more profitable. Keep ou planting. There is both wealth and beauty in it. Our Population. In 1880 Oakland cast 5,8(12 votes at the Presidential election, and the United States census taken the same year showed a population of ;J4,555. The ratio was, therefore, 5.895 persons to each vote, and the presumption is a fair one that the ratio is very nearly the same this year. At least it is hard to assign any reason why the ratio should have changed materially. There woie cast this year in Oakland city 8,603 votes, and by the ratio of 5.806 the population would be 50 715. Though this is some thing less than the population which we have been claiming, it shows an increase of about fifty per cent since 1880. —[Oak- land Enquirer. In 1880 I.os Angeles city cast a vote of little over :i,OOO. In 1884 the vote of this city was but little over 5,000. In 1880 the registered vote of Los Angeles city was only about 8,000. In the recent election the vote of this city actually cast was over 13,000. Calculating on the basis of Oakland as given above, the pop ulation of the Angelic city is now 05,000. But there were more than two thou sand voters in this city who did not vote at all, although they were registere<!. At the rate of five population to '..he voter it will appear that we have 7">,000 souls in this pueblo. But even tha' dees not represent all our population. It requires a year's resi dence in the State to give the elector the right to vote. A city which is increasing as ours has < : one, from :;,000 in 1880 to 5,000 in 1884 , 8,000 in 1886 and 15,000 in 1888, must have about 4,000 citizens who have not been a year in the State. This raises the Lumber of voters to nearly .0,000 and gives us a population of about 100,000. Making all possible allowance for exaggerated statements, and it must appear that the population of Loe Ange les city is about 85,000. By the end of the spring it will ha'e made a large stride towards the 100,000 point, if it has not actually reached it. The late Mr. Sacriste. whose funeral took place the other (Jay from the Cathe dral, was the originator of what at one time seemed a very promising industry in Los Angeles. We allude to the estab lishment of the Woolen Mill. This en terprise was inaugurated by Mr. Sacriste some fourteen years ago, and one would have thought that success would surely have attended it. For years and years the people of Southern California have been shipping their wool to the Fast, where it has been manufactured aud ! then sent back to this city and sold as finished products in the shape of blankets, cloth and what not. The transportation was highly expensive. Fully half of the weight of the wool was dirt, which had to be scoured out of the staple before it was fit for use in the woolen mill. For years and years and decade upon decade we were paying freight not only on the wool but on the dirt, and freight on the manufactured staple brought back here to be sold. And yet the woolen mill, with abundant water power, which the city furnished gratis, never paid while under Mr. Sacriste's supervision. This is a matter of considerable astonishment. It is now in the hands of Mr. Coulter, but has not been worked for some years past. There is something very mysteri ous in this history of the infant woolen industry o/ Los Angeles. It is said, with what truth we do not know, that even with our own merchants there was a prejudice against Los Angeles made woolen goods—blankets and cassi meres. This would almost seem to be incredible, and yet it is the plain infer ence from the stoppage of the work. Such a prejudice is a very unworthy one, and should be frowned down by a com munity which can only attain its legiti mate growth when self-sustaining. Our wool aud hides and other raw materials should never be permitted to leave Southern California except as finished products. There has been an unaccountable re missness in procuring returns of the late Presidential election in a number of the States, notably in New York and West Virginia. There would seem to be very little excuse for this in tho former case. Telegraphic and railway facilities have increased so rapidly in New York of late years that forty-eight hours after the election ought to be time enough to admit of gathering in all the returns. However, there are said to be certain regions in western New York that are primitive in the extreme. There was a widely extended suspicion at one time that returns were wont to be purposely held back there to repair any possible shortcomings of other Republican counties in the brave days of old. This may have all been the purest calumny. In the present case it would look as if there were no need for this partizan if not patriotic precaution. There are a great many bets hanging on the precise figure of the New York majority. In the case of West Virginia delay is to be expected, as much of the country is a primeval wilderness and communication is slow and difficult. This is somewhat embarrassing to the newspaper men, as it prevents them from writing with proper unction and authority those luminous articles about the breaking up of the "Solid South," "The New Era in our Politics," etc , etc which occur bo readily to tbe teeming editorial brain. Noah Webster's Daughter. viiJL w?,"' F orm > November 10— ! Eliza Webster Jones, widow of the late wX5^- J S* w l! u,d da °B h ter of Noah yews ' d,6d thiß -«- orni «B. »ged 85 EASTERN EVENTS. Knights of Labor Getting Down to Business. NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE. American Turf Convention And Women's Contrress—News Miscellany. I Associated Press DisDatches to the Herald.] Indianapolis, November 10.—The Gen eral Assembly of the Knights of Labor occupied most of the forenoon in com mittee work. The first business of the afternoon ses sion was an address by Rev. Wilbur F. Krafts, of New York, on the question of Sunday labor. The central thought of his discourse was that Sabbath reform needs naturalization, and it had in sub stance been delivered by him before. The Committee on Appeals and Grievances reported the protest of Dis trict Assembly No. 75 against the organ ization of National District Assembly No. 220, their report being favorable to the latter. District Assembly No. 75, through A. D. Best, claimed that the other organization had not been legally perfected. As both were composed of street-car drivers, a decision was asked to settle which of the two certain local Assemblies should be attached to. The report of the committee was adopted, and District Assembly No. 220 will make an immedate gain in membership of 8,000 or 4,000 members. The Committee on State of the Order desired action on the eight-hour law, and recommends the appointment of a special committee to look after the matter and take proper action. It was so ordered by the General Assembly. Some mem ber, whose name was carefully suppress ed, introduced a proposition which was defeated, that newspaper men be made ineligible to membership in the Knights of Labor. A lively discission ensued over the in troduction of a proposition to form Chi nese independent organizations; as the present law stands the Chinese stand on tbe same footing as all others, a sufficient vote being the only requirement for their admission as members. To-night the Committee on Appeals and Grievances meets to consider the case of Thomas B. Barry, of Michigan, and J. M. Bloomer, of Toledo, Ohio. Bloomer was formerly editor of an indus trial newspaper published at Toledo, and his statement is that his case is to decide whether the Executive Board can expel a member without trial. He further claims it to be to settle whether a Dis trict Assembly can destroy property. On the other hand it is asserted that he was expelled for villifying officers of the Order. Both of these cases will be re ported to the General Assembly in the morning and their action is looked for ward to with considerable interest. Mrs. L. M. Barry, whose work in the interest of the working people, and especially of women and girls, has been constant for a long time, is confined to her bed at her hotel from nervous ex haustion. She has been working very hard with insufficient reßt. NATIONAL, IIOAKD OF TRADE. Legislative measures Suggested for the Promotion of Commerce. Chicago. November 10.—The National Board of Trade resumed its session this morning. The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce presented a resolution for the appointment of a committee of in quiry into the question of trusts and combinations, to report to the next annual meeting. After some discussion it was placed at the bottom of the list of subjects for consideration when reached. The New Orleans Chamber of Com merce presented a resolution that Con gress be memorialized to take measures looking to the strengthening of our har bor and coast defenses. Adopted. On behalf of the New York Produce Exchange, a resolution was offered call ing on Congress to reduce the revenue. Adopted. On behalf of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, a resolution requesting that the duty on rough timber be re moved, wae presented. Action was post poned till the next annual meeting. The New Haven Board of Trade pre sented a resolution to Congress asking for a tepeal of the internal revenue taxes. Action was postponed. „ The Philadelphia Chamber of Com merce presented a memorial and resolu tion looking to the restriction of immigra tion. Passed. The Philadelphia Board of Trade pre sented a resolution and memorial to Congress for a suspension of the purchase of bullion and coinage of silver dollars. Adopted. COSTLY .THOROUGHBREDS. Eeland Stanford's I unions Pur chaae Outdone by W. W. Allen. Stony Ford, N. V., November 16.—1n November, 1876, Governor Leiand Stan ford visited Stony Ford and purchased of Charles Backman thirteen head of gilt edge trotting stock for $41,200. This purchase (the largest ever made by one man up to that time) included Elec tioneer, by Hambletonian, out of Green Mountain Maid, and Elaine,.by Messen ger Duroc, out of Green Mountain Maid. The price of the stallion was $12,500 and of the filly $7,000. Since then $100, --000 has been refused for Electioneer, and Elaine has trotted in 2:20, and produced Nortaine, with a one-year-old record of 2:3l>£. To day William Russell Allen, who is founding a breeding farm at Pittsfield, Mass., visited Stony Ford with Hamilton Bushby and beat Stanford's record. He paid Backman $44,100 for ten head. This is the largest sale ever made to one man. Allen has secured a son and daughter and two granddaughters of the famous Green Mountain Maid; a daugh ter of Guy, record 2:12, and a son of a sister of Dexter (2:* 1%), and Dictator, sire of Jay-Eye-See (2:10). The names of the animals bought and the prices paid are as follows: Lancelot, bay colt, 1 year old, by Messenger Duroc; dam, Green Moun tain Maid; $12,500. Elista, bay mare, 5 years, by Messenger Duroc; dam, Green Mountain Maid; $10,000. Edita, bay Ally, 2 years, by Kentucky Prince; dam, Elise, by Messenger Duroc; second dam, Green Mountain Maid; $5,000. Miretta, chestnut mare, 3 years, by Kentucky Prince; dam, Muranda, by Messenger Durac; seeor-d dam. Green Mountain Maid; $4,000. Guyda, black mare, 5 years, by Messenger Duroc; dam, Leslie, sister of Guy (2:12); $4,000. America, black colt, 2 years, by Ken tucky Prince; dam, Alma, sister of Dex ter, $3,000. Marianna, bay filly, one year, by Sorrente; dam, Mary Whitman, by Kentucky Prince; $1,500. Nydia, bay filly, 1 year, by Kentucky Prince; dam, Camille, by Hambletonian, $1,500. Alfaretta, bay fill>, 2 yeare, by Kentucky Prince; dam, Bettie, by Messenger Duroc; $1,400. Fedora, bay tiily, 2 years ola, by Kentucky Prince; dam, Cassan dra, by Messenger Daro*.; $1,200. THE Nl.'N Of KtMI AXE. leiltnation off the Mother Superior at" the Sinters of Peace. UsiCA, N. V., November 10.—Sister Mary Frances Claire, "The Nun of Ken mare," and recently Mother Superior of the Sisters of Peace, is now living in re tirement in this city, engaged in literary work. To-day she made public her letter of resignation to Pope Leo X [11. Fol lowing is an extract from it: Holt Father —It is with great grief and regret that I address tl is letter to your Holiness. I am obliged to resign into your hands the office to which you were pleased to appoint me, and to leave to others the work of the Order of Peace which your Holiness has authorized to be established. I have not taken this step without long aud careful consideration, for I see every day more and more the necessity of such a work as this for working girls. They have indeed been a great support to the Roman Cath olic Church, and they deserve all that can be done for their comfort and en couragement. But I have found Fiich opposition to this work, which I so dearly love, for certain bishops, whose influence is so powerful that other bish ops do not like to support what they dis aprove, even though it has the sanction of Your Holiness, that I am obliged to retire from it. .My health, alwas deli cate has given way under the pressure and pain of discouragement. WON'T WEAK THE STRIPES. Hoodler McDonald'* Struggle to Keep Out of tin- Pen. Chicago, November 1(1. —Edward Mc- Donald, the most prominent of tbe de fendants in the famous boodle trials, had the findings against him in the lower tribunals, reversed to-day by the Illinois Supreme Court. The majority of the boodlers, including McDonald, were sen tenced to the penitentiary, and with his exception are now serving terms in Joliet. He for more than a year has re mained in jail at Chicago, determined apparently not to accept the convicts stripes until every technicality bad been exhausted. The reversal by the Supreme Court does not necessarily "imply his final escape, but at this late day the new turu of affairs will undoubtedly render another conviction a matter of extreme difficulty. American Turf Congress. New York, November 16.—The ses sion of the American Turf Congress was continued to-day. The Conference Com mittee and the Committee of Eastern Clubs with whom they talked yester day, joined with the Convention to render reports of their proceedings. An informal agreement of 118 pounds for 2 year-olds, and 123 pounds for ;)-year-olds will probably be adopted and made final. Yesterday's conference was secret. Whatever was agreed upon, however, was not final, as but one East ern committeeman, Phillip Dwyer, had full power to act for his club. Others have placed the matter before their executive committees and if they agree to stand by the decision of their represen tatives the committee will so report, and tho plans adopted at the conference will be made laws by the convention. Be sides the weight question, it was agreed to appoint two collectors of forfeits, one for the East and the other for the West. The plan for licensing jockeys provoked a hot discussion, which was not settled and will be taken up to-day. Nearly all of the delegates appeared to be in favor of this, but are divided in opinion as to the method ot so doing. Friday's session*. At to-day's session of the American Turf Congress a resolution was adopted placing weights for 2-year-olus at :18, and 3-year-olds at 122 pounds. A com mittee was appointed to diaw up a full set of rules to be submitted at another meeting. The convention next took up the subject of betting privileges, and after long argument the following was adopted : Retolved, That the subscribing jockey clubs agree that no contract for betting privileges be made with any association of book-makers or any other member thereof. This means war to the knife between the racing clubs and the book-makers association. Gone to the Wall. Chicago, November 10.—The heavy wholesale clothing firm of Lindauerßros. & Co. filed confessions of judgment in the Superior Court to-day, aggregating $181,652. The firm is regarded as one of the largest of the wholesale clothiers in the country. The failure is due to slow collections and poor sales on ac count of tbe extreme mild weather. The firm did a business of a million dollars a year. Assets are $500,000; liabilities $400,000. During the last sixty days the firm paid out between $200,000 and $300,000 for the manufacturing department. The capital stock was originally $250,000. They look forward to an early settle ment and expect to resume business in about fifteen days. They employed about two hundred hands in their manu facturing department, and these em ployees had about $25,000 deposited with the firm. These sums were covered in the confession of judgment. The firm of Lindauer, Bros. & Co. ex tended all over the West and Northwest, and it was regarded by the trade here and throughout the territory tributary to Chicago as one of the foremost firms in its line of business. Most of the in debtedness is to firms in the East, chiefly in small accounts. The suspen sion was precipitated by the peremptory refusal of H. A. Kohn, a well-known re tired capitalist of this city, to renew a note for $110,000 which he held from the firm. Women's Congress. Detroit, November 16.—At to-day's session of the Women's Congress Mrs. Julia Ward Howe was re-elected Presi dent. Twenty-five Vice-Presidents were selected from the various States repre sented. Mrs. Mary E. Bagg presided at the forenoon session. Mrs. Anna Jenuesse Miller, an exponent of dress reform, read a paper on "Correct Dress." A short discussion was held on this paper, several delegates taking part. Miss Calliope Kecbeija, a Grecian educationalist who has established schools in Athens and Constantinople, spoke briefly on educa tional matters. The Election Settled. Lafayette, Ind., November 16.— S. C. Sheerin, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, is here on private business. He denounces as false tho story telegraphed yesterday that he had been summoned to New York to see about an alleged mistake in the count. He regards the election as settled. Rnm'i Ruin. Waixingford, Conn., November 16. Solon G. Jenkins, formerly a prosperous merchant, but gone to the dogs through drink, last night shot and killed his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony, aged 60, and threatened all the rest of the family with death. The angry citizens threaten to lynch him. THE NEXT CONGRESS. Who Will Hold the Balance of Power? IHE HOUSE STILL IN DOUBT. The Supremacy of Either Party Depending on a Few Doubt ful Districts. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I Washington, November 10. —General John B. Clark, Jr., Clerk of the House of Representatives, believes that 1(30 Democratic Representative have been elected and that six districts are in doubt. This calculation is based on the assumption that Wilson (Democrat) is elected from West Virginia. The doubt ful districts iv Clark's estimation are First California, Tenth Kentucky, Second North Carolina and the First, Third and Fourth of West Virginia. These dis tricts, he says, are doubtful because they are claimed by both parties, by majorities so small that the official count must be awaited to determine the result. In the case of Representative Bacon (Democrat), of Now York, who is reported to have been defeated by eight majority. General Clark expects that a contest will ensue. Of one thing he is confident, and that is that the majority iv the next House will not be five either way. Relative to the functions of the Clerk in the organization of the new House, and the power he is supposed to be able to exercise in seating or unseating members, General Clark says his duties are purely ministerial. If a member elect presents the proper certificate of election his name will be placed on the roll, and not otherwise. There cannot be duplicate certificates, because there are at present no dual State Governments a i there have been in times past in the South. General Clark said, from the 'official records before him, the Republicans had elected a majority of one in the next House, and this was because up to the present time but one certificate had been presented to him, namely, that of Repre sentative Herrmann, of Oregon. The cer tificates are usually a long time coming on, as they are not issued until sometime after the official returns are made public. In the case of Missouri this does not take place until January, and in many other States the date is equally remote from election day. The reduction of the claims of both parties to very narrow majorities of from three to five or six suggests interesting possibilities, when it is remembered that no less than six persons who were elected to the Fiftieth Congress, died either be fore they had been sworn in or after they had taken their seats, and that there is a strong possibility that there will be some deaths among the men of mature years during the long period of thirteen months intervening between election day and the assemblage of the new Congress. SENATOR "HAY'S CLAIM. Senator Quay, chairman of the Repub lican National Committee, said to an As sociated Press reporter this afternoon that the Republicans would certainly have control of the next House of Rep resentatives by a majority of five, and their majority might be nine. There were several doubtful districts, the result in which would deiermine whether their majority would be higher or lower than the figure given. Quay declined for the present to give any particulars upon which his figures are based, or state what districts are still regarded as doubtful. THE OFFICIAL RETURNS WILL TELL. New York, November 15. —A Wash ington special to the Post says: General Clark, Clerk of the House, has again abandoned the claim that the Democrats are certain to have a majority, and states that it will be necessary "to await the official returns. All that can now be said is that the result is in doubt. One tbe leading subordinate officials in Gen eral Clark's office, who has all the in formation as to Democratic hopes which General Clark himself has, says the officials of the House have abandoned the expectation which they had a few days ago that the Demo crats would organize the House. The confidence of the Republican leaders is renewed and they now claim that un der no combination" of circumstances will it be possible for the Clerk of the House to refuse to put the majority of the Re publicans upon the roll of the House of the Fifty-first Congress. Chairman Quay claims six majority. Senator Mahone is also confident that the Republicans will have a majority. The Post then gives the latest figures on the State delegations and shows that the Republicans will have 100 members of the next House to 159 for the Demo crats. The Mail and Express publishes a sim ilar table and shows the same result. The Republican National Committee closed its headquarters to-day. THE EXCLUSION ACT. Questions and Rulings Pertaining Thereto. Washington, November 10.— The Col lector of Customs at San Francisco re ports to the Treasury Department the arrival of a vessel with a number of Chinese from Seattle. The vessel touched at Victoria, and the Collector inquires if that fact makes their landing at San Francisco unlawful under the terms of the Chinese Exclusion act. The Treasury Department declines to issue any instructions in the matter, and leaves it entirely to the discretion of the Collector. MAY BE TRANSFERRED. San Francisco, November 16.—Collec tor Hagar to-day received a dispatch from Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Maynard, at Washington, stating that Chinese laborers upon a vessel now in port, or hereafter arriving from foreign countries, destined for ports beyond the jurisdiction of the United States, may be transferred in the harbor to other vessels for the purpose of proceeding to their place of destination, bat they must be safely guarded during tbe transfer to pre vent an infraction of the Chinese Exclu sion Act. Crow Creek Reservation. Chamberlain, Dak., November 16. In February, 1885, President Arthur is sued a proclamation, declaring the Crow Creek Winnebago reservation open for settlement. A large number of people flocked to the lands. Soon after Presi dent Cleveland's inauguration he with drew the lands from the market and or dered all settlers off. Many left, but a arge number are still living on the lands and are circulating a petition ask ing that the lands be again thrown open to settlement and thaf they be allowed perfect titles.