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No papers ■will be sent to subscribers by mail unless the .same have been paid for in advance. This rule is Inflexible. Ayers A Lynch. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1880. Something About Oranges-A Big Rancher's Opinions and Man agement. Any one who thinks that the bed rock has not been reached in Los An geles will not congratulate himself on his astuteness three months from now. The reaction from the great real estate paper town "boom" of a year ago has spent its force. There are several re spects in which the situation has re markably improved. Four or five months ago the scale bug was thought to be monarch of all he surveyed ; and there were grave fears that orange grow ing wonld no longer be profitable in Lob Angeles county; the vine pest had made considerable ravages and it was thought that, if superadded to the general pro cess of liquidation that was then going on, and which has now happily been about completed, we should have a bad season, tne results would be far from pleasant. As a matter of fact, the season has so far disclosed itself as to show beyond poradventure that we are far advanced in the best year for the farmer and horticulturist this county hws known since the American occupation. More gratifying than all, the scale-bug has been dethroned and can be handled as readily as any other pest that the or chardist has to encounter. Like many another nuisance, the scale-bug retreats before hard work. If a gardener allows his truck patch to be overrun with weeds he will derive very little profit from it. Some of his vegetables will die outright while the others will be so stunted as to fail to command a market. has been put to the ravages of this for midable insect. The Sunny Slope orange grove, which seemed to be doomed to destruction six months ago, now shows immense improvement, and will soon regain its old vigor and profit-making characteristics. No man but a sluggard need hereafter Buffer from the onslaught of this bug, because there are three perfect ways of extirpating it. We will name them in their order: (1.) The Steele process, for which there is a patent. It is a downright ex terminator of the white scale, and up roots him root and branch. (2.) The Story process, which con sists of a mixture of rosin and caustic soda, with just enough of the latter to cut the rosin. Its action is absolutely satisfactory, if a formula readily obtain able is followed. This formula ought to be secured by the orchardist, as, if the proportions of the two ingredients are not regulated exactly, the spraying ma chine is liable to become clogged. Both of these processes are sprays. (3.) The last, and by far the most preferable of all these methods, is simply to direct a strong stream of water on the scale. It should come frcm the nozzle of a hose, and the power ought to be suf ficient to knock the scale off the tree. This process has been tried successfully on the Santa Anita ranch of Mr. E. J. Baldwin, where the head of water is sixty feet higher than the top of his orchard. The force of the water from the Los Angeles mains is quite sufficient for this purpose. Mr. Baldwin's first ex periment was made on a tree immedi ately adjoining his house. It was per fectly white with the scale and the tree was plainly dying. A strong stream of water was directed on the tree and the bugs were knocked off. It should be borne in mind that the scale is not long-lived and that if it is prevented from building its cottony cush ion, in which it deposits its eggs, it can't breed. In three or four weeks after the scales were knocked off the tree began to look bright and healthy; and after one more dose from the hose, there was no farther trouble. Mr. Baldwin at once 'proceeded to treat other trees in the same manner, with equally gratifying results. He says that the scale-bug has terrors only for the lazy man. Ho if) bow laying twenty thousand feet of cemented pipe through his orchard, which will enable him to treat all his trees to a donche if they show any signs of the insect. Before dismissing this branch of the subject, we will give onr readers the ben efit of a farther experience of Mr. Mon roe, of Monrovia. The scale has never been allowed to make any considerable incursion into that exquisite settlement,, bat when he does come Mr. Monroe at once treats the trees to a douche; and as he always keeps on hand a large supply of turkeys the insects are at once gobbled up when tbey reach the ground. Both turkeys and chickens seem to thrive upon the scale bug hugely, and all or chards are the better for having poultry running about. By spreading a little manure at the roots of the trees the fowls will peck and scratch until the last insect is safely housed in their craws. We will now add a word about tbe profits of orange growing. Mr. Baldwin J THE LOSANGELES DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MOKJSIiVG, JANUARY 19, 1889. says that he could afford, with budded trees, to have hiß orchard killed every ten years, and that he would then make a handsome interest on land which should cost him from $1,000 to $2,000, according to the quality of the soil and its exposure —facts which, of course, affect the value of the fruit. He shows his iaith by his works,for he is now setting out an orchard of a hundred acres of budded orange trees at the mouth of .he Santa Anita Canon. He expects to get ripe oranges there fully three weeks earlier than in tbe bottom lands. We have here given the experience and opinions of one of tbe greatest ranch ercs and orchadists in the word. People who have never grown an orange tree, or who have been too lazy to tend to it, may stand around and croak and ex ude Jeremiads, but as against such testi mony they are unworthy of attention. Ten years from now Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties will be selling $10, --000,000 worth of oranges yearly, and that will be only forty per cent, of the amount of oranges that are yearly shipped from three ports of Italy to the outside world. Everyone who has land adapted to oranges should at once set them out; but, when he does, he should make up his miud to give them proper care. If he does this he is assured of highly satisfactory pecuniary returns; larger in all probability, than can be ob tained from the cultivation of any other kind of fruit. Mariborough and His Duchess. In another column will be found an article from the New York World on the cool reception given to the notoriously profligate Duke of Marlborough on his arrival at his Palace of Blenheim re cently with his newly won American Duchess. No one who is familiar with the depraved character of tbis most dissolute and worthless scion of English nobility will deny that the citizens of Woodstock were right in not granting him a public reception. This man, whose dissolute life and whose personal character would not gain for him the entree into a respectable bar-room, were it notjfor his title, could, and did, come to America and traded the title of Duchess to a rich American widow for her mil lions. The cold reception at Woodstock must have shown her that though a Duchess in name, she has, through her marriage, lost the respect that would have been shown her as an American citizen. Perhaps, if she had read the history of the rise of the family whoEe head she was about to marry, she would not, even for the sake of the coronet she now bears, have allied herself to a man who had shown himself unworthy of any woman's hand. In the "Peerage" of Great Britain there are the names of many men who owe the proud titles they bear to the illicit amours of one or other of the profligate Kings of the House of Stuart and we trust there are but few Americans who would care to trace descent from 6uch a source; but the manner in which John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, gained his titles and his wealth is without prece dent for base depravity. Here ia what Macaulay says of him: "Soon after the Restoration, in the gay "and dissolute times celebrated by the "lively pen of Hamilton, King James the "Second, young and ardent in the pur "suit of pleasure, had been attracted by "Arabella Churchill, one of the maids of "honor who waited on his first wife. "The young lady was not beautiful; but "tlie taste of James was not nice; and "she became his avowed mistress. She "was the daughter of a poor cavalier "baronet who haunted Whitehall. The "necessities of the Churohills were press "ing, their loyalty was ardent, and their "only feeling about Arabella's seduction "seems to have been joyful surprise that "so plain a girl should have attained "such high preferment. "Her interest was indeed of great use "to her relations, but none of them was "so fortunate as her oldest brother John, "a fine youth, who carried a pair of colors "in the foot guards. He rose fast in the "court and in the army. * * * * "His education had been so much neg "lected that he could not spell the most "common words of his own language. •<**♦* I n hi ß 03rd year he was "sent with his regiment to join the "French forces, then engaged in opera "tions against Holland. His professional "skill commanded the respect of veteran "officers. Unhappily the splendid qual ities of John Churchill were mingled "with alloy of the most sordid kind. Some "propensities, which in youth are singu larly ungraceful, began early to show "themselves in him. He was thrifty in "his very vices, and levied ample con "tributions on ladies enriched by the "spoils of more liberal lovers. He was, "during a short time, the object of the "violent but fickle fondness of the "Duchess of Cleveland. On one occa "sion he was caught with her by the "King, and was forced to leap out of the "window. She rewarded this hazardous "feat of gallantry with a present of five "thousand pounds. With this sum the "prudent young hero instantly bought "an annuity of five hundred a year." And Macaulay afterward speaks of him as: "This man who had owed his rise in "life to his sister's shame, who had been "kept by the most profuse, imperious "and shameless of harlots, and whose "public life, to those who can look "steadily through the dazzling blaze of "glory, will appear a prodigy of turpi "tude." But this was not the only infamy of the Duke of Marlborough. In the hour of utmost need he deserted the King who had loaded him with honors and wealth. His desertion cost his King a throne. He was afterwards a traitor to tbe King to whom he had betrayed his former master. Not only once, but twice and thrice was he a traitor to his King. This was the man who founded the dncal house of Marlborough. Is he an ancester of whom any one would be proud ? Wealthy American ladies have been charged, perhaps truly, with seeking alliances with the nobility of foreign countries. A title can be bought for a ] Bong at some foreign courts, and it is but little short of a disgrace to wear it; and even among the proud ducal houses of Great Britain there are many names a respectable American girl would blush to bear. The royal bas tards of King Charles the Second, were the ancestors of some of England's proud est peers. The Dukes of Buccleuch trace their descent from an illegitimate son of this King and Lucy Walters. The ducal house of Grafton springs from his adul tery with Barbara Palmer, whom he made Duchess of Cleveland. His son by Louise de Queronaille, a French courtesan, is the ancestor of the proud house of Rich mond. The Dukes of St. Albans trace their descent from his amours with Nell Gwynne, "a player and a courtesan." Charles Henry Fitzroy, Baron Southamp ton, is descended from another of the Duchess of Cleveland's illegitimate sons. The proud Earl of Munster traces his de scent and his title to a natural son of King William IV. The arms of all these proud nobles bear across the ehield tho "bar sinister," which is the badge of bastardy. Openings tor Men of suiu.ll Tlean*. The Hkkald has no hesitation in ring ing the changes upon the necessity of the addition of a large working element to the population of Los Angeles county. There has been a great deal of twaddle about the high price of land here, the difficulty a farmer experiences in getting it, and so on to the end of the chapter. There have never been better openings for men who really mean to work than exist in this section to-day. In order that there may be no misapprehension about the matter we will give facts. Mr. E. J. Baldwin possesses, in the Santa Anita, Puente and San Francisquito ranchos, large bodies of the finest lands in the State of California, and on appli cation to his businessrepreeentative, Mr. Uniuh, at Arcadia, thousands of acres of these lands can be had on the shares, for one-third of tho crop, the lessor furnish ing the seed and feid for the teams, the latter to be deducted from the lessee's two-thirds of the crop. This property is what is known as "moist" land, and will produce heavy crops without any irrigation. However, the facili ties for irrigation are ample if its use is thought expedient. The Puente lands will readily yield eighty bushels of corn to the acre without irri gation. Mr, Baldwin's share of the corn grown on the San Francisquito ranch last year was fifty bushels to tbe acre, and, as he only exacts a third of the crop, here was the prodigious yield of one hun dred and fifty bushels to the acre. In view of such facts we do not see any excuse for sending to Kansaß and lowa for potatoes, which flourish quite as well as corn en both the Santa Anita, Puente and San Francisquito ranchos. Five tbousand acres aie out there awaitiDg the industrious farmer; and if he is here, the sooner he turns to work the better, and if he is not here, the sooner we get him in LO3 Angeles the better. He will receive excellent prices for his products, and the return on the seed sown is some thing phenomenal. Men who pretend that they want work need not stand around growliEg at tbe high price of land. On Mr. Baldwin's propesition they invest nothing but their labor and the services of their teams, feed fer the latter and the seed being furnished free, or practically free, for it is to te returned out of the crops. No better opening for a man of small capital could be discovered, for if he shows himself industrious and capable Mr. Baldwin will hold on to him with a grip of eteel, being specially de sirous of seeing such men in his neigh borhood to help him improve his large possessions. Any one who desires to test the truth of the Herald's statements, ha.- only to buy a ticket on the Rapid Transit Road for Arcadia, and interview Mr. Unruh, Mr. Baldwin's representa tive. .Amongst the causes for the diminished immigration to Southern California this year one in especial should not be over looked, and that is that the railway com panies have advanced the passenger rates twenty dollars. Thia is a very ma terial advance, and is quite sufficient to retard a great deal of travel. It is the more to be regretted because, in the opin ion of a great many people, the railways would have made more money at the les ser rates, to say nothing of the great in crease of their permanent business which would have resulted from increased set tlement on the Pacific Coast. An en lightened and far-seeing policy would have suggested the lowering instead of an increase of passenger fares. Gover nor Stanfond once said that he could af ford to carry people to California for nothing. He was perfeotly right and it is a great pity that his judgment was not acted on. Every household settled in California makes business for the transcontinental railways for all time to eoiue. We should not allow the fact that another great transcontinental railway is about to start building in Los Angeles and Sioux City—the two terminal points of the Los Angeles, Utah and Atlantic Railway—to make us overlook our vigorous and promising local enterprises, which seem to be springing up on all hands. The latest railway proposition— and it is already under way—is a twenty mile road from Santa Ana to Long Beach. A number of capitalists at Santa Ana have the project in hand, and it will be pushed forward to completion at once. The Ten of tbe Charleston. Washington, January 18.—The Navy Department and the Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, have agreed upon the conditions for the contract trial of tbe cruiEer Charleston. The preliminary trials of the machinery will be made in San Francisco at Bay Mission Rock, after which the vessel will proceed to sea and go south for one day's steaming. The four hours' full power trial, required by the contract, will be made over a straight course somewhere south of Point Con ception, in the Santa Barbara channel. The steering qualities of the vessel will then be tested at all speeds. A board of naval officers will be appointed in a few days to examine the vessel in the dry dock and also to witness the trials at sea. FEDERAL LAWMAKERS. Animated Discuisioii on the Sugar Bounty. A PROTEST FROM THE SOUTH. Springer's Omnibus Bill Passed in the Honse — Dakotans Dis satisfied with It. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hebald I Washington, January 18.—The Senate Sub-committee on Finance spent four hours listening to opposing claims of the wool growers and wool manu facturers on changes in the tariff on wool. The impression prevails that the committee will ask a reduction on com mon grades of wool from 11 to 10 cents. Chandler expressed regret that the Finance Committee had not excepted sugar-cane grown in the United States from the proposed bounty, an industry which, according to the committee, was tnakinp no progress. Stuart suggested to Chandler to move to strike cane out of the amendment. Chandler declined to do so. On mat ters of detail he would vote with the Finance Committee, although he re gretted that the committee had under taken to encourage by a bounty the growth of sugar-cane,and especially aßthe Senators from Louisiana had opposed it. He intimated the possibility, however, that those Senators did not rep resent the good people of their State. Chandler branched off in to a discussion of political troubles in Louisiana, stating that the colored Knights of Labor there, who undertook to get better wages, were shot down by the militia, and he read a letter from Hugh M. Wallace, editor of the Terre Bonne Times, rehearsing some of these troubles and reflecting on Gibson. Gibson controverted tbe statements made in the letter and mentioned the fact that the colored people, whom he had inherited, were new working his plantation for their own benefit, without paying a sou of rent or a sou of taxes. He resented, as something which passed his understanding, the insinuation that his colleague and himself did notrenre sent tho good people of Louisiana. This colloquy continued some time. Spooner favored the amendment. He said to the Senator from Texas (Reagan) that not only was that Senator "not alto gether justified," in the iauguagehe had used, but was altogether unjustified in using it. Such language would come with an ill grace from aDy Senator, but it came with particularly ill grace from a Senator who, having ence taken an oath to support aud defend the Constitution, joined afterwards with those who sought to destroy and overturn it. Spooner was asked as to the estimated annual amount of the proposed bounty. He gavo the figures at between five aud six millions but Allison :r.tcr"o:cd a::c! nave the figures on the basis of the pres ent production at not more than three and a half millions. Gibson predicted that under the bounty the production of sugar would increase five-fold every year, so that, in five years, the bounty would exceed the pres ent revenue from sugar. Spooner questioned the correctness of that statement. He knew of nothing that savored more of selfishness than the attitude of tho Senators of Louisiana in asking that the duty on sugar as fixed by the Mills bill should be maintained as against the bounty proposition, and yet joining with their Democratic brethren to strike down every Northern industry on the list. Considerable discussion then ensued regarding the Louisiana sugar produc tion. Teller finally asked Eustis how he accounted for the fact that the Louisiana sugar crop of 1877, 1879, 1880 and 1881, was much larger than the crop of 18S7. Eustis attributed it to the season and said the crop of 1887-8 was 200,000 tons, the largest sugar crop ever produced in Louisiana except before the war. Spooner read figures to show that, from 1851 1851 to 1887, the revenue collected from sugar amounted 1961.818,340, or nearly a thousand million dollars. Butler made a speech against tbe pro posed bounty on sugar, which he re garded as unjustifiable. He did not think any way that it Bhould be lair and just to confine the bounty to sugar from beets and sorghum. He would also extend it to sugar-cane. Aldrich asked Butler whether he was in favor of protecting sugar and rice by higher duties than were imposed on any other products. Butler replied that he was not. In, common fairness and common honesty Congress ought not to select one, two or three articles of consumption and strike them down an pile up the dduties on other articles. Referring to statements made by Republican Senators in the course of debate as to the debauched and degraded labor of Europe he said ho had never seen, in this or any other country, working people who appeared to him more contented than those he had seen on the continent of Europe. A desultory discussion on this point continued for some time. Finally the discussion was closed and a vote taken on the sugar bounty amendment. It was agreed to by a vote of 27 to 25, party lines being maintained on it except fn the case of Payne, of Ohio, who voted aye with tbe Republicans and Quay, of Pennsylvania, who voted with the Dem ocrats against it. On motion of Allison it wss ordered that on Monday next a recess shall be taken from 5 till Bp. m . Adjourned. The Senate at 5:10 this afternoon passed the sugar bounty section of the tariff bill, 27 to 23. Payne, of Ohio, voted in the affirmative with the Repub licans. Quay, of Pennsylvania, voted with the Democrats against it. Tbe Mouse.; Washington, January 18.—In the House this morning consideration of the Territorial bills was resumed, the pend ing question being on the McDonald sub stitute for Springer's "Omnibus Bill." The House proceeded immediately to vote upon tbe McDonald substitute, which was never read, but which em bodies tha main features of the "Omni bus Bill," except that it provides for the immediate admission of South Dakota. The substitute was rejected —yeas 117, nays 122, McDonald and Tarsney were the only Democrats joining in with the solid Republican vote in favor of the pro position. Springer then offered an amendment to the "Omnibus bill," looking to the re submission of the Sioux Falls constitu tion of 1885 in case the Territory is di vided. Mr. Springer demanded tbe pre vious question on the pending amend ment and third reading of the bill. The Republicans demanded further time, but bpringer was obdurate, but finally he agreed to allow one hour. Randall de clared the Territorial bills were taking up time due the appropriation bills, and the edict, "Don't vote," went forth, leaving the House without a quorum. Springer then withdrew the demand for the previous question and the discussion was resumed. Springer's amendment as amended was agreed to. A similar provision rela tive to the admission of Montana was em bodied in the substitute, upon motion of Toolp, of Montana. After some political sparring between Springer and Warner, Struble of lowa read a letter written by Springer to Governor Ross of New Mexico, asking him to secure memorials for admission of that Territory and forward them to Washing ton. He read this, he said, to contrast Mr. Springer's friendliness to New Mexico, whose Legislature never peti tioned for admission, with his unfriendli ness to Dakota. Springer replied that the Republican Legislature of New Mexico tendered a vote of thanks to Delegate Joseph and himself for assistance to that Territory. Perkins, ot Kinsas, moved to amend Springer's amendment by providing if the Sioux Falls constitution was ratified by the people of South Dakota, the President shall issne a proclamation de claring the State of South Dakota's ad mittance into the Union. Agreed to. Dougherty, of Florida, offered an amendment including Utah and Arizona, saying he did not see why an "Omnibus bill" of Democratic origin should let in all of the Republican territories and keep out the Democratic territories. He did not see why Utah should be kept out. The people were fully equal to statehood and were among the most reliable Demo crats in this country. In this case reli gious prejudice operated to keep out Utah. Why should she be kept out? "I believe," said he, "It is bad policy fer the party to admit territories which will strengthen its opponents and keep out those that will strengthen itself." The amendment was ruled out on a point of order. The House then pro ceeded to vote on the Omnibus bill as amended as a substitute for the Senate measure and it was agreed to by a party vote of yeas 183, nays 120 Baker, of New York, then moved to recommit tho bill with instructions to the Committee on Territories to report back the bill for the immediate admission of South Dakota and enabling acts for Montana, North Dakota and Washington. The motion was lost; yeas 110, nays 131. Springer closed tbe debate in a "speech which elicited applause. The Senate bill, as amended by the substitution of the "Omnibas" bill, was then passed; yeas 144, nays 98. Springer moved to amend the title so as to conform to the body of the bill. Grosvenor, of Ohio, thought the title should read "to try to convince the peo ple of Dakota that the Democratic party is willing that Dakota should come into the Union, but proposes, in fact, to keep that Territory and all others that have a Republican majority out of the Union for an indefinite period of time." During the last session of Congress the gentleman from Illinois and those who acted with him had refused to consider the bill for the admission of Dakota, but they had heard a voice since then, and it had been the voice of a magnificent had said, in thunder tones, thnt the Democratic party was not fit to rule the country. The people of the Northwest had called for bread, and the Democratic caucus had given them a stone. There was nothing now in the bill but delay. Its purpose was delay and to defraud the people out of their rights. Springir's motion was agreed to. The House then took a reeesß. The House at the evening session passed the private pension bills, and at 10 o'clock adjourned until to-morrow. The delegations form both South and North Dakota, who have been here urg ing tbe passage of the Senate bill for the admission of South Dakota and an ena bling act for North Dakota, feel very much dieatisfied with the provisions of the Springer Omnibus bill which passed the House to-day. They are all united in saying that it will merely servo to delay the admission of South Dakota, and ren der useless all that has been done since the organization of the movement for ad mission five years ago. They are asking ihe Senate to reject it, and are willing to take their chances with the new Con gress, hoping and expecting thitan extra session will be called by the President-elect when he takes office. The delegation re gard the provisions of the bill unfair in a political sense Bnd unsafe for the material intcresst of the Territory. Representative Glass, of Tenesseo.from the Committee on Agriculture to-day, re ported adversely to the House the Sen ate bill appropriating $25,000 to be ex pended under tbe direction of the Com missioner of Agriculture in making ex periments in cultivating and manufactur ing flax and hemp. Smugglers Sentenced. Albany, N. V., January 18.—The Grand Jury returned an indictment to day for smuggling opium against Chang Lee, Low How and Ah Quong, of Buffa lo. Low How was fined $400, Ah Quong was sentenced to two years in the peniten tiary and to pay a fine of $100. Chang Lee was acquitted, tho evidence being in sufficient. William Lung and Edward Mellinger, of Erie county, accomplices of the Chinamen pleaded guilty to the charge of smuggling opium at the Sus pension Bridge, and were fined $400, and committed to the Erie county jail until it should be paid. The fact that they had given testimony which assisted in the de tection of the smugglers was adduced to mitigate their sentence. A Threat by White Gaps. Great Babrington, Mass., January 18. —The strike Waubeek Mills, in Housa tonic, is virtually ended. The superin tendent is retained, and also the two weavers, Predizet and Audibert, who were so severely assaulted by the White Caps who persist in posting their notices. A message was received to-day by the Associated Press representative at Great Barrington, as follows: "We hereby warn you not to come to Housa tonic to get news against our organiza tion. Let this be sufficient warning. Bear in mind we sha'n't allow it. (Signed)JSkull and Crossbones." Prayer for Admission. I Santa Fe, N. M., January 18.—A lengthy memorial to the President and Congress of the United States, was passed by the New Mexico Legislative Assembly to-day by a unanimous vote, praying for the admission of this Terri tory to the Union of States. A commit tee will be appointed to convey the me morial to Washington. McCaffrey on Bis muscle. Nkw Yobk, January 18. —Jack Fallon and Dominiok McCaffrey to-day signed articles for a ten-round fight, Queensberry rules, to take place at Hoboken in about a fortnight. McCaffrey has also written to tbe California Athletic Club, offering to fight Jack Dempsey to a finish for a puree of $5,000 to be given by the club- HARRISON'S LEVEE. A Georgian Inyasion at In dianapolis. BUCK FOR THE CABINET. His Claims to Office Strongly Em phasized by His Southern Friends. I Associated Press DisDStcbes to tbe Bsbasd.l Indianapolis, January 18. — General Harrison's principal callers to-day were Georgia visitors. Dr. Arnold said to the Associated Press representative this evening that, down South, the one pre dominating question is that of race. "Until that is removed, we can not hope for the prosperity which we de sire. The only possible manner of dis posing of it is by division of the white vote. We think General Harrison has it iv bis power to cause this division if he is given to fully understand the situation in which wo of the South are placed. What we ask is a fair representation in its principal appointments. We have many able men who are popular and have the confidence of all parties, and whose appointment would greatly strengthen the Republican party in the South." Colonel Buck was sent for by the Pres ident-elect and his long conference this afternoon is regarded as important. All expressed great satisfaction at their visit and intimate that their views on Southern political matters are accorded in by the President-elect. Dr. Arnold and Locke are earnest ad vocates of Colonel Buck for a Cabinet place, but they declare that Buck is not a candidate and has not made the least effort in his own behalf. Many politi cians here, however, think that the dis tinguished Georgian was notified that the honor might be tendered to him at an early day. Of all the numerous Southern delegates that have been here, pressing the name of some favorite son for a Cabinet posi tion, it is noteworthy that not one had an ill word against Buck. Colonel Buck is a native of Maine and was Colonel of a Maine regiment. He is about 52 years old, moved South at the close of the re bellion and was the first Republican Con gressman elected from the Mobile (Ala.) District. John I Davenport, Supervisor of Elec tions of New York City, came to the city this morning. He quietly went to the house of a local politician, from whence, at noon, he went to the Harrison man sion, and was closeted with the General for over an hour. When he came out, he entered a closed carriage and was driven to the depot, taking the 2:30 train for New York. He tried hard to keep his visit secret from the correspondents. It is said he did not come in the inter ests of either Piatt, Miller or other Cabi net aspirants, but brought information on onmn nniritn nf Nnw York politico that General Harrison wanted to be posted on. Another visitor to-day was Frederick Simon, of Salt Lake, who wants the new administration to inangurate a holy cru sade against polygamy. The "tittf Rule" Adopted. Indianapolis, January 18.—The Sen ate this afternoon adopted practically the same rule (known familiarly as the "Gag Rule"), which was adopted in the House a few days ago, cutting off all de bate or speeches of heretofore privileged characters after the previous question has been put. The Republican minority fought desperately to. prevent its adop tion, but in vain. Another and equally importaut new rule was adopted at tbe same time, providing that if tbe presid ing officer of the Senate, who is the Re publican Lieutenant - Governor, refuses to put a motion or is dilatory in doing so, any two Senators may call upon the Sec retary of the senate to put the question to a vote. A Nice Technicality. Geneva, 111., January 18. —The de fense in the Baureien dynamite case presented their motion for anew trial to day before Judge Wilson.' Among other important points they made, was one that in every count in the indict ment Bauerisen was charged with having committed a felony and the proof on the part of the prosecution warranted the conclusion he was guilty of felony, while the jury simply found him guilty of a misdemeanor. This point rather non plusses the railroad attorneys and they ask for time to present authority on the question. Judge Wilson set the case for further hearing next Wednesday. Corruption Charged. St. Paul, January 18.—A sensation was created in the State Senate this morning when Senator Ward, who championed the cause of United States Senator Sabin in tbe Republican caucus last night, introduced a resolution for the appointment of a committee to investi gate charges of bribery in the Senatorial fight. Generally, the legislators express great surprise at the resolution, stating that no such charges had been heard of by them. In tbe Senate, however, the resolution was immediately adopted, there being only one negative vote. Strike ln the Cigar Trade. New York, January 18.—All the cigar makers employed in the forty Havan cigar manufactories of this city, struck to-day against the reduction of $2 per thousand, which the bosses made eighteen months ago. The strikers are mostly Cubans. The work is all hand made and brings the best prices in the market. Three firms have already yielded. Over 1,000 hands are out. A Contract Labor Case. Philadelphia, January 18.—Judge Butler in an oral opinion, to-day, decided that the actions brought in the United States District Court to recover $1,000 penalty from James Lee & Boob for the employment of contract labor at their mills at Bridgeport, Pa., should stand, and the matter will therefore be disposed of by jury trial. The Mud Hun Horror. Mauch Chunk, Pa., January 18.—The grand jury, in the Mud Run cases, to-day returned true bills of 'indictment against Engineer Major and Flagman Hannigan. The cases against Conductors Terry and Keithlie and Lookouts Mnlherne and Hohl were ignored, the costs being placed upon the county. Equipping- tne lunula. Washington, January 18.—The Presi dent approved the Act to provide arms, ammunition, etc., for the militia of Ore gon ; the act to provide military stores to the militia of Montana, and the act amending the postal laws in regard to the special delivery of letters.