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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unle-s the ant have been paid for in advance. This rule is Inflexible. Ayebs <x Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT—Owing to onr greatly increased facilities we are prepared to exeente all kinds of Job work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, snd all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889. Congressman Breckinridge, of Ar kansas, will do a very foolish thing should he be forced by a false sentiment to resign his seat in the House of Repre sentatives in order to free bis skirts of the blood of Clayton, whose foul murder is a deep and damnable stain on the hands of those who committed so out rageous a crime. But does anyone who knows anything of Mr. Breckenridge suppose that his withers are at all wrung by any participation, near or remote, direct or indirect, in the diabolical deed? To be sure, had Clayton lived and con tested the seat held by Breckenridge, the contestant would have been seated and the Democratic member would have lost his seat—in all probability. There will be in the Fifty-first Congress a small Republican majority. It will not be a safe working majority, and there will be a strong desire to increase its efficiency. We say this because of the history of the Republican party in the years just following the war. All there was necessary to throw out a Dem ocrat, neck and crop, was for his com petitor to set up a claim of fraud, intimi dation, or what not. It was a mere for mality. The same game is likely to be played in the next session of Congress; but despite the fact that Mr. Breckinridge's late was all but scaled beforehand, no one whose opinion is worth considering will suspect for half a minute that he, by » hint or wink, is an accessory to the murder of his political rival. Readers of the Herald are familiar with the contest for a seat in the next Congress between Gen. Tom Clunie and Timothy Gay Phelps in the Fifth District of California. When the count was finished Clunie was ahead by a rather ■lender plurality. His political op ponents set to work to count him out of his seat. A recount was made, and the gallant General's plurality was reduced by about one half, but he was still in the lead. Now, it is a matter perfectly understood in both the national parties that the g. o. p. is not satisfied with the omplexion of the Lower House in the National Legislature. The majority is too utterly small to allow of much "funny business." It would be most desirable to enlarge tbat majority to the number of an easy work ing one. Therefore it was alleged that there had been fraud committed of which Clunie was the beneficiary, not only in the polling of the vote and the first counting of it, but that even the second count was not fairly made. Clunie is nothing if not fair. He at once, and on the solicitation of Mr. Phelps and his friends, entered with an agreement to stand a third count of the votes, the express stipulation being made by his opponent that this result was to be accepted as final, and that no appeal of any sort was to be made from it. The manipu lators of the party of all morals most as suredly thought that they would be able n some way to pare off a vote here and one there from the Democratic candidate, so as to bring the venerable and fossil ized sage of San Mateo one or two votes ahead. But no sort of finesse was suf ficient to accomplish the desired result. In spite of all the chicanery practicable, Clunie still came in a winner by the amoant of nine votes. In vie w of the compact between the two principals to this interesting contest, the public were led to believe that here was an end to it. Bat this is not to be. That ancient humbug of the Red wood flits is not to be disposed of so easily. Where the only bond to hold him by is his own word, the security is worth but little. This Republican Guy will not abide by his own agreement. To be sure he is not oat in his own name with the proclamation that he will con test Clunie's seat mam re his promise to quit. Bat the San Francisco Chronicle gives tongue to Phelps' hypocrisy in an editorial which claims that the promise made binds only Phelps, bat cannot bind the go. p., whose rights are at stake in the matter. Now, of course, that is all the veriest subterfuge aud hypocrisy. Tbe Republican party has no standing before the court where this contest must be made.* No political party has any legal existence in Congress. There is no plaintiff to appear and contest the Beat, excepting Timothy Guy Phelps. He may, of course, come forward and set up a whining plea that his party will not per mit him to keep his word; that the party bosses insist on his making an infamous H«r of himself. It will all the same brand the antiquated, antediluvian granger of the bay swamps as a most ■nmanly and mendacious, false and cowardly rascal. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD; THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 7. The Need of the Hour. What Lob Angeles needs just now is a liberal infusion of men with larger brains. With larger brains would come more faith,more courage, and more enterprise. That is all there is lacking to set all wheels moving as they moved a year ago. There is here the same soil as we have all been lauding to the skies for half a century, and there is the same skies as we have been setting forth as the bright est under the sun. Our soil is one whose productiveness has not an equal in any zone of the earth. There is hardly a crop that grows in any clime which does not flourish here. Not only one harvest a year blesses the labors of the granger, a progranrme which has to satisfy him in all other sections of tho country, but here there is not a month in the twelve when he fails to garner a crop, to market the products of his farm, and to bank the re sults of his sales. And we do not need a section of land, to plant part one month and part another. There are many crops which may be produced in regular suc cession here from the same acre of land. Indeed there are some which are peren nial in a practical sense, for as fast as one crop is gathered the seed may be sown for another in the very same bit of land. Nor is this all. Not only may the farmer reap crop after crop from the same field in the same year, but our j soils produce crops whose returns are larger in a money value far an acre than may be gathered from ten acres elsewhere. It is not necessary to go into details as to these matters. They are all perfectly under stood. It is too late in the day to tell intelligent people that a dozen sorts of garden vegetables grow month after month here and mature every day in the year. It is well enough established that strawberries yield fruit at all seasons. So it is that potatoes, cabbage and other of the commoner sorts of vegetables yield two or three crops a year. Who has not heard that our alfalfa meadows are mowed six or eight times a year? As little need is there to discuss the results of farming in a money measure. These same alfalfa meadows pay as much as the gross sum of $150 a year. Potatoes sell here right along for 75 cents to $1 and $1.50 per hundred weight. The practical farmer knows what three crops a year at these rates mean. The orange groves of Los An geles pay $400, $500 and even larger sums per acre year in aud year out. Walnuts pay almost as large reve nues, and prunes pay quite as large. Fig culture is in its infancy, but it will be one of the most profitable of all our industries. Then there is the climate. Here are skies far brighter than those which bend over the Riviera of Italy. Here are winter days milder than those of \aples, balmier than those of any part of vine clad Greece. Our gardens these Febru ary days are gay with roses, pinks, helio rope and callas. The hedges of the country are bright with masses of the tenderest geraniums. In our surf at the shore even little children enjoy a plunge all through the winter, when the sea is as warm as in mid-August. As for health, there is almost an afllolute as surance of it in the fresh breezes, so gentle and pure, that come from over the unpolluted expanses of the Pacific's tepid seas. The diseases that flesh is heir to in all other lands are either unknown here, or they are of such rare occurrence and of so mild a type as to cause no alarm, because the fatality from them is almost nil. In these balmy airs, beneath these smiling skies, life is a continual inspiration and benediction. There is here no such thing as a struggle for life because of the severity of the weather in respect of either heat or cold. Nor is there a strug gle for bread to sustain life because of the barrenness of the land. Such are the conditions that surround this section. Is any bo blind that he does not see that these fertile valleys will be all filled rapidly with a most highly prosperous and consequently satisfied population? Is any so stupid as to doubt that the affuent, whether ill or well, will flock here in myriads to enjoy the beauty of this landscape, the fragrance of our winter flowers, the comfort of perfect days the health that comes from mild days and airs from the ocean's purifying laboratory ? It is nonsense to say there is no money here. The banks are full of coin. The accounts of the depositors run up into the millions and tens of millions. But this money is in the hands of timid and shortsighted people. Here are these broad plains lying unfilled and unproductive. Here is the richest section in the Union importing the products of our own soil. We are enriching the farmers of the fro zen plains of Kansas, and of the wind swept prairies of Nebraska witb coin paid for commodities that we can distance them tenfold in producing. Surely to the people of this section the words of the competitor of C:c?ar may well be applied: It is not In our stars Put In ourselves, that we are underlings. Had we but the wisdom, the enter prise and the economy of other commun ities, dull times would not trouble us. If we could only see the riches that lie around us we would seize on them. If we had faith in our opportunities equal to their merits the busy hum of industry would not have died out in the most phenomenally remunerative section of the United States. Here is the money, here is the field in which to use it and reap a usufruct of a hundred per cent, but we cannot see it, or lack the pluck to risk a stake on our own judgment, or on the section of our own choice. The country needs new blood. It needs men of larger ideas, of more push, energy and faith. They will come and cheat most of us of our possibilities. There are a few long-headed men left in this community. The proof, to some extent, may be found on Main street, below Second, where there is a big gang of men with teams at work exca vating the cellar for an immense three story brick block. Material is cheap and labor is cheap. Bricks are to be had for half price; lumber is one-third cheaper than it was a year ago; mechanics of all classes are willing to work for much lower wages than were current in the boom excitement. Tho net result is that an edifice car. be erected for between one-third and one-half less than it would have cost a year ago. Far-seeing men know this, and take advantage of the favorable circumstances to save large sums of money and get a better building. The probabilities are extreme that by the time this building is put up there \>11! be a brisk demand for the stores and offices it contains. Now is emphatically the time to build a dwelling or a business block. Tiikke is certainly no pleasure to any one in the fact that the destructive vine disease has not spared in its ravages any county of the Golden State. We would much prefer to publish the statement that so fair a county as Fresno is free of tbe Bcourge, than it is to chronicle the allegation that the dread disease is among her vines. The truth, however, is what a newspaper wants; it is what the public demands at its hands. It is, therefore, with no feeling of satisfaction that We publish to-day a letter from a well known citizen of this section which goes to prove that, to a smaller or larger extent, the disease is in the Fresno vineyards. We heartily join in the hope of the writer of the communi cation referred to that the climate or other surroundings of fair Fresno's vine yard may work in the direction of check ing the spread of this disease, and that means may speedily be devised to rid the whole state of an enemy so destruct ive to her prosperity. It is a notable confession of woaknees on the part of our Republican friends in this city that they have put off the holding of their primaries and conven tion to the very eve of the election. They claim, and loudly claim, that the battle is theirs before it is fought. In the last election they carried all the general offices with the exception of Mayor, and they assert that he is the choice of a large part of the Republican party who preferred him to the nominee of their own party. The same asseition is beard in regard to many of the Demo cratic Councilmen. In spite of so much vaporing and of so loud bloviating, it is very significant that they do not intend to permit of auy fight over their nominees or auy discussion of their platform. This may be great generalship. On the*sup position that their cause is weak and forces small, it is great strategy. But it is not what we were led to expect from their boasting. Sbnatob Hearst will arrive ia this city to-day, and will accompany our Board of Trade to San Pedro to look over the harbor. We take great pleasure in welcuuiiug this patriotic aud practically sagacious statesman to the good city of the Angels, and we take especial delight in the knowledge that thb distinguished Senator finds time to look into the needs of this section in respect to the better ment of its harbor facilities. This visit and tour of inspection will enlist tbe able advocacy of Senator Hearst in our cause, and we may expect, as the result of his observation, a strong and energetic friend at tbe National Capital. AMUSEMENTS. Tne Successful Carleton Season at the Urand. Last night Mr. Wm. T. Carleton and his excellent company produced, for the second time this week, Mynheer Jan, the new operatic sensation. A large and very appreciative house greeted him ou this, as on all other evenings of his sea son here. The performance was of that artistic and otherwise satisfactory nature, which characterizes all the productions of this finely trained company. To-night Strauss' charming opera The Queen's Lnce Handkerchief will be given again. Lanrh Willie You Hay. From criticisms of the Northern pre3S, it is safe to assume that those who wit ness the performance of Fun on the Bris tol to-night at the Los Angeles Theater, will be amply repaid for their attendance. The laughable and uproariously funny musical comedy is strongly cast, and the very popular comedians, William Court wright, Billy Rice, Will H. Bray and Harry Conners, assisted by the balance of the company, will, no doubt, keep the audience in an uproar during the even ing. On Saturday afternoon, at the matinee, an elegant life-size wax doll will be given away to the school child holding the lucky number. Joe Emmet at tne Grand. Joe Emmet, the same light-hearted, merry "Fritz," appeared at the Grand last night. Just as young and sweet of voice as ever, bubbling up melodiously like a song-memory of the past. There was a vast audience assembled, and one quite as responsive as ever honored "Fritz" by its applause. Its people recognized at once that magnetic influence that in this actor all seem to have agreed to worship. What a striking and remarkable charac ter is Emmet at any rate. How marked his individuality, and how lasting his hold upon the public. If he has aged any it was not apparent last evening, nor has he deteriorated any in voice, or lost any of the elasticity of steu. He sang and danced just as of old, carrying his audience to that pitch that his every song was redemanded. Mr. Emmet presented the original Frit;, tbe best and most successful of all his plays, and it may be said that those who saw him last evening saw him at his best. His supporting company was very good, some one or two of its individuals demanding special mention.—[Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. Grand Opera House Monday. Watching; for Rain. The farmers are watching the gather ing clouds with glee, for another rain now will do a world of wonders, especially so in the Santa Ana and San Fernando Val leys, where on Saturday and Sunday last raged fierce north winds, which dried up the soil and made layers of dirt all over the country. The clouds are re ported to extend a good distance north and south, though no rain has yet been been reported. WASHINGTON NEWS. The Civil Service System Roughly Handled. THK DAY FOR ISOLATION PAST. Inquiry into the Instructions Given to the Richard Rush—The Lambs of Europe. I Associated Press Dtsrjatcnes to tho Hkraldl Washington, February 6.—ln the Senate, the Senate bill granting the Big Horn Southern Railway right-of-way across the Fort Custer Military reserva tion in Montana passed. The resolution heretofore offered by Chandler instructing tho Committee on Appropriations to investigate the matter of naval officers' claims, was taken up. After a long debate the resolution went over without action, and the Executive and Judicial Appropriation bill was taken up. The pending question was the amend ment to increase the clerical force of the Civil Seivica Commission. A long and unintereoting dis cussion, which turned principally upon the derelictions of the Post office Department, was carried on by Cockrell, Teller, Vest and Stewart. Then Daniels attacked the Civil Service system itself, as being un-American, tin- Republican, and un-Democratic. While he regretted the defeat of the present administration, he felt there would be some consolation iv it if the incom ing administration should mani fest no affection for the mod ern machine system of apiiointmonts. He hoped it would lead the Government back to the old principle in which the people were recognized as having a right to share in the people's offices. If tbe Republican party would go about it sincerely and help to rid the country of that humbug, he would pledge them at least one democratic vote to assist them in doing it. He longed to see the time when a plain American citizen mieht feel there was not a bar to any office under the Government of which he was worthy, and he hoped the new adminis tration and its advisers would find some way of amending the system, as as to throw open the doors to all applicants, although they might be subjected when necessary to proper examination. THE lIOVSE. Washington, February <i.—Consider ation of the conference report on the Nicaraguan Canal bill was resumed, it being agreed that the debate should be closed at 3 o'clock. Nelson, of Minnesota, opposed the con ference report. Chipman, of Michigan, said he favored the bill as it came from the Senate. He had not favored it as it passed the House, the amendments which had been placed upon it having served to emasculate it. They had been incorporated on the idea that the United States should be free from entangling alliances, and that it fhould isolate it self. The day for isolation had passed. Voices from all parts of the world were warning the United States of this; voices from the Isthmus, from Canada, from Samoa, and from wherever foreign nations had planted their flags. The at tempt to make it impracticable for American enterprise to place itself in foreign countries was too late, we are carrying the flag into that region of Cen tral America. We are carrying it with the endorsement of this Government. We have put ourselves where, though we may not be pecuniarily liable, we shall be morally responsible for the safety and protection of great American enterprises, which will help to spread our country over the world. I, for one, hope that this step is only the prelude to the day when, the nation will follow and we, as a people, will plant our feet on those regions, and when our flag shall wave over the &ate of Nicaragua as a Ssate of the United States of America. [Applause.] Dingley, Maine, favored the report. O'Neill, Missouri, said he was in receipt of many telegrams fiom prominent men in St. Louis in favor of the bill. He said it was not a case of extreme sensi tiveness concerning bondholders. The trouble with the American people was lack of self-assertion. They were con tinually quibbling, afraid to do this or that on account of the cousequences. Tiie greatest nation on earth should be the first to lead in giant enterprises, and conservative, moss- back statesmen need not be alarmed. Scott, of Pennsylvania, said tbe gentle man from Alabama (Cobb) bad supple mented his constitutional argument by an expression of the interest he took in the lambs of Kurope, and of his fear that Congress might do something by which those lambs would be inveigled into in vestment and lose their money. If the lambs of Europe, as represented by the Rothschilds, the Barings, and other great banking houses, were not able to take care of themselves and look out for their own investments, he did not think the Congress of the United States conld help them. Ch'rdy, of Missouri , closed the debate in support of the conference report, and it was agreed to; yeas 177, nays 60. Dingley, Maine, from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, re ported a resolution calling on the Secre tary of the Treasury for information as to what orders were given to the com mander of the United States revenue cutter Rush in regard to the protection of the seal fisheries in Behring's Sea in the spring and summer of 1888, and whether such instructions differed from those given to the commander in the spring and Bummer of 1887, and if so what reasons existed for any material change in euch instructions. Adopted. The House then took recess. At the evening session, Peel, Arkanas, called up the House bill to divide a por tion of the reservation of the Sioux In dians in Dakota into separate reserva tions, and secure relinquishment of the title to the remainder. Amendments ex empting honorably discharged Union soldiers and sailors from payment of sums required to be paid by settlers upon lands surrendered by Indians, and to relieve all settlers from payment upon their entries, were held to be pending with the understanding that a vote be taken upon them to-morrow. Alter a few other unimportant changes had been made, the previous question was ordered and the bill laid aside until to-morrow. Adjourned. Tne Territories. Washington, February 6.—The House Committee on Territories, although not unanimous in regard to the bill for the admission of Utah, appointed a sub committee of five, with Springer, chair man, to draft a report to the effect that owing to the lateness of the session it j would be impracticable to secure the passage of the bill. The Committee also decided to report favorably the omnibus bill for the admission of Idaho, Wyoming and Arizona. The vote was practically unanimous, although one or two mem l>ers expressed themaelves as opposed to to the omnibus system, and preferred to admit these Territories singly. BUNGLER BAYAND. Tne Wool Pulled Over Fife Eyes by Wily Blsinarclt. Wasbinuton, February 6.—Secretary Bayard has notified the German Minister at Washington that this government ac cepts the proposition for the resumption at Berlin of the conference begun in Wash ington in 1877 in regard to Samoa. Chicago, February (i —The Journal puts the following headline* on a story giving the above-mentioned facts: "A Meek acquiescence—Secretary Bayard Gently Turns the Other Cheek for Ger many to Slap—Bismarck's Impudent Proposition for a Conference at Berlin on Samoa Agreed To." Knflroad Sinking Funds. Washington, February 6. —The Sen ate, several days a«o, adopted the resolu tion offered by Mitchell, calling on ihe Secretary of the Treasury for information as to the amounts in sinking fund to the credit of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Companies in February 1, 1888, under the operation of the Thur man sinking fund act, which requires a statement of the amount of funds in vested in bonds, tbe face value of the bonds purchased, their present market value and tho difference between the amount of the sinking fund had it been uninvested, and the amount due to in vestment. In response, the Secretary today laid it before the Senate. It makes the following statement: Union Pacific, money for Government transportation withheld under the act of May 7, 1888, $(5,351,875 ; easy payments by the company, $1,421,714, making a total paid into the sinking fund of $1,773,589. This money was invested in United States bonds and Pacific Rail road first mortgage bonds, total face value, $7,249,490. The market value of the bonds, February 1, 1889, was $9,030, --440, showing the increase by reason of investments to have been $1,256,850. From the Central Pacific, $3,409,081 was received and invested in bonds of the face value of $3,141,883, with the market value, February 1, 1889, of $3,821,785, making the increase by reason of invest ments, $352,104. Foreign Helnttons. Washington, Fecruary ti.—Owing to the caucus there were no Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations present at the com mittee meeting to-day, and nothing but routine business was disposed of. The Samoan matter was under consideration, but Saulsbury's resolution requesting the committee to report an expression of its opinion as to what should he done by the President was not considered. Whitney's Reception. Washington, February v.—The Demo cratic members of the House and Senate generally attended the reception given by Secretary Whitney this afternoon to Governor Hill, of New York. The gath ering also included prominent Democrats outside of Congress. Later in the aiter nnnn Governor Hill lnfr tha city for New York. Right of Way to feint Snr. Washington, D. C, February 6. —A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury asking an impropriation of $1,500 to buy the right of way to Point Sur Lighthouse Station in California, was presented in the Senate to-day. HARRISON'S CABINET. Some more f»uesstes About Its Per sonnel. Indianapolis, February 6.— Among the Cabinet speculations Blaine,Windom, Rusk and Wanamaker stand at the head of the list to-night, and there are those who believe that each name is a fixed star. Closely following these four favorites come the names of Evarts, Warner Miller, Charles Foster and Judge Estee. This afternoon 200 coal operators and miners, now holding a convention here, visited the President-elect in a body. There was no speech-making on either side. Amongtheout-of-town visitors of prom inence, Edmunds Morton Smith, of Den ver, came to present to the President elect a memorial signed by Governor Cooper, of Colorado, the Lieutenant-Gov ernor, the Secretary of State, and all other State officers, strongly endorsing Hon. John M. Thurston, of Omaha, for Secretary of the Interior. He also brought a petition, signed by nearly every mem ber of the State Senate and House, Dem ocrats as well as Republicans, to tbe same effect. Denver, Col., February 6.—A move ment is on foot in Colorado supporting ex-Governor John L. Routt as an appli cant for a Cabinet position under Presi dent-elect Harrison. Besides having the support of the leading Western politicians and prominent business men, the Gen eral Assembly has unanimously adopted the following resolution: "Whereas, Colorado stands in the fore front of the Western States in growth and the various interests which demand the fostering care of the general govern ment; and Whereas, All the interests of Colorado would be forwarded and better protected by the appointment of one of her distin guished citizens to a Cabinet position; and Whereas, John L. Routt, by reason of his long and eminent public services and well-known ability, above all others com mands the full confidence and hearty support of all the citizens of Colorado, therefore be it Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the Seventh General Assembly of the State of Colorado, that Hon. _ Benjamin Harrison, President elect, be, and is hereby requested and urged to appoint Hon. John L. Routt of Colorado to a Cabinet position. St. Lous, February 6. —A delegation left Topeka, Kaunas, to-day, for Indianap olis, to present to President Harrison the resolutions adopted by the Legislature tendering Senator Plumb for a place in the Cabinet. Gavlian f»eta Off. San Francisco, February 6.—The charge of felony embezzlement pend ing for some time against William J. Qavigan, special counsel for the collec tion of delinquent taxes, was dismissed this afternoon by Judge Lawler, who said he did not believe tbe defendant had any intention of defrauding the city, al though he might have been slow in mak ing an accounting. The money Gavigan is accused of embezzling was paid him by Public Administer Pennie, and Gavi gan gave a receipt for the amount. larce Shipment of oranges. San Francisco, February 6.—The largest orange shipment of the season went East over the Union Pacific line to-day from Los Angeles. It consisted of ten carloads, or 3,000 boxes. THE LATE GOVERNOR. Memorial Services Hekl Yes terday in the Capital. HON. WASHINGTON BARTLETT. A Strong, Self-Reliant, Honorable Man, who was Unswervingly True to the People. [Associated Press DitDatch.es to the Herald. I Sacramento, February 6.—A large au dience gathered in the Assembly cham ber this afternoon to witness the Bartlett memorial exerciseß. The First Artillery Band played the Funeral March imme diately upon the assemblage being called to order by Speaker Howe. The Senate, headed by the relatives of the late Gov ernor, and President White, entered in a body and took seats around the room, after which the roll call of both Houses was ordered. Rev. A. 0. Bane, Chaplain of the Senate, invoked the confirmation of the Almighty upon the proceedings. Colonel John P. Irish delivered the ora tion. "The preoent proceedings," he Baid, "are a fitting supplement to count less private expressions of sympathy ex pressed for California in her sorrow. In our free society the man is great who does bis duty with clean hands. Washington Bartlett was such a man." Tbe speaker then referred to the late Governor's, early life. Following the intelligent habits of bis ancestors, be early devised ways of self-support. Gov ernor Bartlett was the owner of a news paper in Florida before he was bearded, and at tho age of 22 was elected State Printer of Florida. He then came to California and brought bis newspaper with him, which he reestablished in the new country. The familiar history of Washington Bartlett's political career up to his election as Governor and subse quent demise was referred to in detail. His success was attributed to his fidelity to the people. He resorted to no trick to catch the popular vote. The address was ordered spread upon the journals of both Houses. Chaplain Early delivered the benediction and an adjournment was taken. (•oldeiiiton'a Dunbs. San Francisco, February 0. —The parents of Alex. Goldenson, recently hanged for the murder of Mamie Kelly, have brought suit in the Justice's Court to obtain possession of 101 pictures, paintings and sketches, tho handiwork of their dead son, which it is alleged are wrongfully held by Schussler Brothers. The value of the goods is placed at $100, and $100 damages is claimed from those with whom they have been placed on exhibition by other parties. The case will come up next week before Justice lteimer. A Pair of Abortionists. San Francisco, February 6. —The trial of Mrs. Louisa Hagenow, keeper of the female hospital, on a charge of murder ing Annie Dorris by malpractice, was begun in Judge Murphy's Court this atternoon. fcix jurors were secured. Dr. Favier Dodel is jointly charged with murder in the complaint. Mrs. Hage now was tried three times on the charge of murdering Louise Dechow in a similar manner, but managed to secure an acquittal. The Second-Class Sleepers. San Francisco, February o.—Genera i Passenger Agent W. A. Biseell, of the Atlantic & Pacific, received a telegram from Topeka to-day, announcing that the Pullman Company had closed its contract with the Atchison, Topeka <£ Santa Fe for the management of the second-class sleeping car service of Hat line. Phil lips & Co., who, with the Warners, have run the business up to the present time, ran out their last train this evening. A New Trial Asked For. San Francisco, February 0. —Notice of motion for a new trial has been filed in the case of the Sierra Lumber Company, which was recently defeated by the gov ernment. The grounds urged are mis conduct of the case before the jury; ex cessive damages, which, it is alleged, were given under the influence of preju dice; and insufficient evidence to war rant the verdict. A Night Session. Sacramento, February (>. —The Senate and the Assembly held a night session to-night, both spending the time in the first reading of bills. Governor Waterman to-day signed the Assembly bill, appropriating $0,000 to pay the claims for the stone work fur nished at the Napa Insane Asylum. Southbound Passengers. San Francisco, February 6.—Follow ing is the passenger list of the steamer Queen of the Pacific sailing to-day for Santa Barbara: E. Talacher, E. Retzke, J.Ward, E. Taggard, J. A. Cahn, J. Goldstein, A. F. Bell, B. Blake, T. Smith, Mrs. E. Tobey, W. McCurdy, E. Schazer, R. Veit. Tne Seized Sealers. Sax Francisco, February 0. —The mat ter of the sealing schooners seized at Drake's Bay remains in abeyance in the United States District Attorney's office. The owners have waived ordinary pro ceedings, and will probably file bonds for the payment of $1,000 assessed in each case. Editor Smith's Slayer. San Francisco, February (i. —Judge Hunt will again try Dr. Powell for the murderer of Editor Smith at Redwood City. Seven attorneys in the case agreed to have Judge Hunt for the third and last time to hear the case. The trial will be held in San Francisco. The Sheriff a' Per Diem: Sacramento, February 6.—The Sheriffs of about thirty counties of the State met this afternoon to consider the right of sheriffs to a per diem of $5 for transport ing prisoners to the penitentiaries and in sane asylums, and to petition the legis lature to that effect. Found Dead. Virginia, Nev., February 6.—Edward Mulcahey, a miner employed in the Yel low Jacket, was found dead at the foot of the waste dump to-day. It is thought that, while intoxicated, he wandered out on the trestle and fell from it, a distance of eighty feet. Found Guilty. San Francisco, February G.—The jury in the case of J. H. Glennon, the policeman dismissed from the force for an unprovoked attempt to kill Willie Burke, made, it is claimed, while under tbe influence of liquor, found him guilty to-day of assault to commit murder. No Waterworks for colton. Colton, February 0. —The proposition to vote $100,000 for city water works has been defeated.