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Srx car-loads of passengers went down
te Santa Monica yesterday on a single
train, composed largely of Easterners.
The weather was as delightful as a mid-
May day in the East, and the bathing
was quite general and was greatly en
That the Catalina Islands will prove
to be a great resort, this Summer, is as
sured by the placing between San Pedro
and that point of the superb new excur
sion steamer, the Hermosa. Captain
Banning has shown himself to possess
the energy and pluck of his late lamented
father, and in providing this capital
amusement for our people he has won
their gratitude, and will probably secure
a large share of their patronage. There
is no reason why trips to the Catalinas
should be confined to the Summer. They
are delightful at all seasons of the year.
A flan for the tunneling of Third
street will be submitted to the Council
to-day for the approval of that body.
It is, to all appearances, a very efficient
plan; but as might be expected, it will
cost some money. There is no question
that means of access to the center of the
city ought to be provided from the west
ern part of the city. The only streets
now available are Temple and Seventh.
These are far apart, and the former is too
narrow to be of much service after it is
double-tracked by the cable road. Both
First street and Third should be opened
with all possible dispatch in order to
provide access to business for the large
and rapidly-increasing population along
the western quarter of the city.
Oranges are going East at a rapid
rate these days. After this week, nearly
a solid train of about fourteen cars will
move daily. This will be kept up for three
months. This does not sound as if
orange growing were at an end in South
ern California. It looks now as if the
shipments of this season would be as
large as for any in the history of this
section, and absolutely the largest with
one exception. Pomona claims that her
crop is sixty per cent, larger than
ever before. The industry is
as profitable as it has ever been, and
new orchards are being set out in all di
rections. The Herald some time since
demonstrated that it would require 86,
--000 acres of orange groves in Southern
California to furnish the supplies now
being brought in from the Mediterranean
Although the country is not suffering
for rain, the gra3S would be greatly
benefited by a timely shower. The
weather has been superb for several
weeks. Sunshine and warmth during
the day and cool nights have given us a
most delightful mid-winter season.
The aggregate of rainfall has been large,
and the soil is well saturated. The
grain, of which an nnprecedentedly
large crop has been planted, is in fine
condition, and growing apace. The ag
ricultural outlook was never better, at
this season of the year, than it is now.
Observations made by us in many of the
most prolific parts of the county satisfy
ns that Los Angeles will astonish the out
side world with the prodigious size and the
great variety of her products this year.
This is the kind of boom that will tell
the tale of the unapproachable richness
of this imperial county. It is one of
thoee kinds of advertisements that make
a durable impression on strangers, and
that turn their eyes wistfully toward the
land of sunshine and inexhaustible
riches. _________
The letter of our correspondent at
Alamitos, published in Thursday's Her
ald, relative to the availability of the
fine bay and estuary at that point for the
propagation of oysters, has elicited con
siderable comment. The fact that a
member of the United States Fish Com
mission examined the bay thoroughly
and found that it was well suited to oys
ter culture, shows that we have a fine
chance here to raise another delicious
cheap fish food for the people. The na
tive oysters at Alamitos do not grow very
large; indeed, none of the native oysters
on this Coast north of Magdalena Bay
attain large dimensions. But if the
Eastern oyster were planted here it is
probable they would attain the normal
growth of the bivalves of Chesapeake
Bay. The late Don Mateo Keller planted
a bed of oysters near the mouth of Malibu
creek some twenty years ago. They
were thriving finely. Bat one night a
cloudburst in the Santa Monica moun
tains sent a torrent down the creek that
earned everything before it, and swept
the oyster plants to sea. There would
be no danger of such a catastrophe at
Alamitos Bay.
Peculiar Literary Development.
The later years of the nineteenth cen
try are not furnishing the world with the
igh grade of literature which character
ted either its beginning or its first fifty
ears. Nearly all the great living
uthora are referable to the period ot
orty or fifty years ago, when they did
heir best work. This is true of both
Sngland and the United States; and it is
ilso true, though not in so large a
neasure, of France and Germany.
In place of the noble and pure schools
jf the French drama and romance, we
iave writers of the Daudet stamp. Iv
England, Swinburne is a type of the
lecadence of the old, clean poetry. In
;he United States, our Coopers, Wash
ington Irvings and Longfellows have
been succeeded by such colorless writers
as Howells and James, authors who are
at least innocuous, but who have not a
tithe of the warmth, imagination and
masculinity of our earlier and wholesome
But Howells, comparatively respectable
by any standard, is a demi-god of litera
ture when placed beside a later class of
writers who have sprung up in this coun
try, and it is a melancholy circumstanca
that they are mostly women. To illus
trate or.r ideas, we shall take as speci
mens Mrs. Amelia Chanler (nt'e Rives)
and Mrs. Gertrude Franklin Atherton;
and of the works of these authoresses we
shall confine ourselves to "The Quick or
the Dead" of the former, and the "Her
mia Suydam" of the latter.
Mrs. Chanler has certainly succeeded
in achieving a striking originality of
manner, if not of matter, although it
may be very much questioned whether
she has dug up her style from the well
of English undefiled. Her strained play
upon the English language is amusing
if not instructive. In her choice of words
she has a nearly equally divided fond
ness for the obsolete and for the new
fangled and unauthorized. She exhibits
a good deal of callow imagination and,
at times, a certain eloquence. Mrs.
Atherton, who, by the way. has a better
literary method than Mrs. Chanler,
is a writer of great clearness and even
eloquence. Both ladies frequently attain
to marked emotional power. Perhaps
their more fervent flightß might more
properly be designated as sensational
But, with this qualified praise of their
styles, indulgent criticism must cease. It
was a curious circumstance of the viva
cious writers of the Second Charles and
Queen Anne eras that, however licentious
such men as Congreve and Wycherley
could be, such women as Mrs Aphra
Behn could far exceed them. It is not
too much to say that such French writers
as Zola and Alphonse Daudet —although
an immense difference separates the
methods of the3a two Frenchmen, we
couple thorn together—are infinitely ex
ceeded in pruriency and libidinousness
by such writers as Mrs. Chanler and
Mrs. Atherton.
In Mrs. Chanler's ''The Quick or the
Dead," the heroine is always plunged
into some fantastical rhapsodies in which
the tomboy alternates with the sensual
ist. We presuin9 that since the world
began there has been a good
deal of kissing, nn.i much of it honest
and loving. But Mrs. Chanler, in addi
tion to making her two lovers slide down
a haystack, and snuggle together, warm
and glowing, in the fragrant food loved
of kine, gives an eccentric direction to
their amatory interchanges They kisa
like a house-a-fire, which is all
well enough if they loved each
other and were married, and they
are very fond of slobbering all
over each other, the neck and
presumably the nose being favorite
oscillatory coignes of vantage. We hopo
that all this was innocent, but it is really
not nice reading. The so-called love
permeating her book has a very suspi
cious resemblance to lust. Throughout
the whole work there is a decidedly
Pagan sentiment. After going through
all forms of Quixotic performances, and
sounding the very depths of bathos on a
rarely fantastical poiut, the book is made
to end unhappily, probably on the prin
ciple that if it were allowed to terminate
in the good old-fashioned way its exces
sive insipidity and imbecility would be
too apparent.
If Mrs. Chanler is Pagan in "The
Quick or The Daad," Mrs. Atherton is
downright heathen in Hermia Suydam.
In addition, she is phenomenally inde
cent. A man would have some reserve
in making such a prurient display of lust
and nonsense as characterizes this book;
but women have frequently shown that,
when they lay aside their native delicacy
and modesty, they can be far more hardy
than men. When Madame De Stael tried
to interview Napoleon the First in his
bath, that trenchant warrior sent word
that while the lady might have no
modesty he had. On the other hand,
Napoleon's beautiful sister, the Princess
Pauline, when asked by the Duchess of
Cambridge, how she could ever sit naked
to Cauova for her statue, replied with
great mug froid that there was a stove
in the room. Mrs. Atherton in Hermia
Suydam has shown that she possesses
nerve of the heroic order. Lust never
had a readier hand-maiden than the
heroine of this book. A young girl, she
is started out with the purpose, avowed
on her part, of having a vulgar intrigue
with a male, and the lustful consumma
tion, sanctioned by no right of God or
Nature, for she admits she does not love
the nincompoop to whose embraces she
surrenders herself, is held up with a
minuteness of detail and tawdry effort at
rhetoric which the Police Gazette would
disdain to resort to. Again a fantastical
anti-climax is devised to make the
reader forget that he has been betrayed
into perusing the coarse and brutal rec
ord of a creature who had neither the
apology of love nor the incitation of want
to justify groveling indulgence.
The book is full of silly disquisition,
all of it in the line of unlimited free lust,
ft is more immoral than "The Quick or
the Dead," which probably inspired it,
md it is therefore the less dangerous.
If these prurient writers be authors, '
;hen, in God's name, let their tribe
lot be increased, to reverse the aspira-
Hon aB to Abou Ben Adhem. Rather
may books perish from off the face of the
earth, and all mankind relapse into the
stupid but wholosome placidity of S
Secretary Bayard, in his official acts
of ihe four years of Mr. Cleveland's
administration, will give future histori
ans something to do to decide what niche
Ihe shall occupy in Fame's great temple. ,
Mr. Sewall, late of Samoa, is just now
doing much to make it appear that our
Secretary of State is not a Marcy. He
is doing something else for the incoming
Secretary of Btate. For while Mr.
Sewall's great freedom of expres
sion is making a thorny path
for Mr. Bayard's feet in these, the last
moments of his official career, ho is pre
paring a pathway redolent, of roses for
the incoming feet of Mr. Blame. Sew
all's shrieks are certainly in the highest
Jingo key, and will attune the American
ear to the bugle blast of defiance which
the great American Jingo may be ex
pected to hurl across the Htormy Atlantic
into Prince Bismarck's ears about the
fifth of March. It will be all
veiy well if the timid policy of
Bayard and the Furioso style of Blame
do not get us into a war. To be sure,
all patriotic Americans arc quite ready to
fight for the national honor; but all wise
Americans would like to see our honor
maintained by a peaceful policy, and
moat of us think this is very possible.
One thing is pretty clear already—
Murchison, West, Bismarck and Sewall
are too much for tho good-natured
• gentleman from Delaware. Bayard's
marplot abilities are certainly of
Ino mean order. He not only blunders
in the intricate labyrinths of foreign
; diplomacy, lm? his political manipulation
• in his own State has been of such a
nature as to turn over a seat in the United
• States Senate from a solid Democratic
I State to a Republican, Mr. Higgina.
No question but there is a de-1
cided improvement in the tone of!
business in all this section. Deal
ers in realty, with one voice, report
an increased inquiry for good prop
erty, and when a buyer finds what he
wants he no longer hesitates to purchase
it at a fair price. Several properties of
some magnitude have changed hands
within a few days, and there are a num
ber of negotiations now pending. From
the region around come many reports
of a similarly gratifying nature.
San Bernardino pipers report
the recent salo of tbe great
Muscupiabe ranch containing 0,000 acres,
for $1,000,000. This is a very good price,
as high as could have been obtained for
the ranch at any time, the most exciting,
during the boetn. From San Diego re
ports reach here of a deal of parallel
magnitude at or near Oceanside. All
that is needed is confidence and this is
being restored in its pristine strength.
Liquidation has been very largely
completed; money is plentiful and
to be had on more favorable
terms than for a few months past, and
all Bigns point to a quick return of gen
eral prosperity. This happy result might
be brought about in an hour if our busi
ness mt>n would take hold in earnest and
work in harmony. There is no reason
why work on the Tenth-street hotel
should not be resumed immediately.
There are many reasons why it should
be. By the way, where is the Chamber
of Commerce and all the great things it
proposed to do?
It certainly appears as if remedies
had been found for both the scale bug on
citrus trees, and for the fungus disease
on the grape vines. The Herald has
lately published statements made by
practical men to the effect that they have
been able perfectly to eradicate the
scale. We have given the washes used
by tho writers, so that they may be
tried by others. We have also given
similar statements regarding the treat
ment of the vine disease. One may be
found in another department of the
Herald to-day, taken from a Pomona
paper. We have published this
remedy before, and repeat it in
order that all our vignerons may have it
at hand. The Herald has at all times
been a strong believer in the proposition
that some method of dealing with these
destructive parasites would be dis
covered. There is no doubt that grape
growing and orange culture are industries
which demand a high degree of intelli
gence, much experience, and unflagging
care. They are worthy of all this, and
will draw men with all these qualities to
them. The profits are too large, and our
section is too well fitted for their suc
cessful operation to permit of their being
allowed to perish.
Mr. Eugene Mevbr, an old-time Los
Angeleflo, but, for the past few years, the
manager of the Lazard Fn"re3 bank in
San Francisco, has been diligently em
ployed since his visit here in endeav
oring to locate tbe debris of the
alleged "bursted boom." He says
he cannot find any worth pick
ing up; and is amazed to see the city in
so healthy and prosperous a condition
after having heard in San Francisco so
many grim stories about our collapse.
Like all who visit Los Angeles, he de
clares it to be the liveliest city in
the State, with indisputable evidences
of growth and business activity on all
hands. It is just possible that Mr.
Meyer intended to invest large blocks of
his surplus cash in city real estate here,
if he had found things as reported. But
values for eligible property are up to a
goodly mark, and stiff at that, and it is
this that makes Mr. Meyer say that he
doesn't find any large amount of debris
to snap up.
Showing Up a Fraud.
Kansas City, February 10.—The
Timet will publish to-morrow a fac-simile
of the secret agreement entered into by
the various parties accused of fraud in
connection with the Kansas penitentiary
coal contracts. It has been alleged that
the State of Kansas has been defrauded
of large sums of money by collusion be
tween coal contractors and the Board of
Directors of the Kansas Penitentiary.
Sewall Vents Some Spleen
on the Secretary.
And Thinks the Conference Should
be Resumed Where Broken
off—at Washington.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald.l
Washington, February 10.—Mr. Pew
all, late Consul-General at Samoa, talked
freely to-day in regard to the proposed
Samoan conference at Berlin. Among
other things he said: "Consider the
genesis of the conference it, is proposed
to renew. It was summoned by our Sec
retary of State, assembled at our Capitol
on the acknowledged basis of the equality
of rights of the threo treaty powers, of
which we were the first. Its object was
the preservation oi ISamoau automony
upon which all our National and com
mercial interests in Samoa depend.
While the conference was yet uncon
cluded, with no notice to thia Govern
ment, German ships came to Samoa and
took possession of the islands in viola
tion of the understanding on which 'the
pending negotiations were proceeding.
If the conference is to be renewed at all,
it should be renewed under conditions
as favorable to ns as those which
attended its initial ion. The status ante
conferendum should be first restored.
Malietoa, for whose deposition we are
morally responsible, should be returned
from exile and the conference should
meet here, where it was interrupted, and
where our representatives would be free
from the peculiar influences now at work
at Berlin. But were the suggestions oi
Bayard in his letter to the German Min
ister made conditions precedent to the
re-aseembliug of the conference, we
might even then enter upon the confer
ence with something of our national dig
nity saved. Bayard suggests a truce in
Samoa. He does not insist upon it. The
position maintained in the conference by
Bayard has not, I believe, been criti
cised. The independence of the islands
should be maintained and equality of the
rights of commerce secured for
the subjects of the treaty powers as was
agreed upon. Our rights are not enlarged
by this, but only confirmed; but having
secured this recognition of our rights,
Bayard rested, and it is because that, on
account of this pending conference, he
has submitted to a violation of these
rights, that he has been criticised even by
Bates, upon whose recommendations
Bayard's entire contention in the confer
ence was based. Bayard did not resent
the action of Germany at that time, ac
companied, as it was, by the ruiii of our
trade and by outrages upon our citizens
and flag, as bad as those which have
recently stirred the country. It is because
be has suffered the violation of those
rights, which he was the first clearly to
assert, and because thus our prestige
has been irretrievably weakened in the
Pacific, that, Bayard is criticised. Had
Bayard, through the President, called
the attention ot Congress and the coun
try to this German action, the same sen
timent which is now aroused would long
since have averted the distressing condi
tion of affairs that now confronts us in
Samoa, and renders difficult, but, at the
same time, necessary, further negotia
tions. Nobody desires a war which is
not necessary. Nobody proposes annex
Sewall was asked if he knew anything
of Mr. Coleman, oar Charge d'Ajfaires at
Berlin, who, it is stated, conducts our
negotiations. He replied: "I do not;
only that Prince Bismarck speaks highly
of him."
Three Firemen Burled Under Fall
ing Walls.
Philadelphia, February 10. —The ex
tensive establishment of James Wyeth
A Brother, manufacturing chemists, at
Nos. 1412 and 1410 Walnut street, was
burned to-day. The building was com
pletely gutted, and the loss is esti
mated at between $200,000 and
$300,000, well insured. The lire
created the greatest excitement
in the neighborhood. Families hastily
packed up their most valuable posses
sions and moved to safer quarters. The
guests of the Hotel Stratford were
alarmed and many of them moved out.
The theory generally advanced is that
two combustible chemicals came into
contact and started the fire, which spretd
rapidly through the crowded cellar.
During the progress of the tire the cen
tral portion of the double building fell,
burying several firemen. George Show
ers was taken out dead, and Abraham
Savery and William Buzzard injured,
the latter quite seriously. Wyeth A
Company's loss on the buildings, ma
chinery and stock aggregates $500,000,
on which there is an insurance of over
$300,000. The loss on the annex to the
Hotel Stratford, which was also partly
damaged, will be about $40,000, covered
by insurance.
The Dakota Legislature Wants the
Uovemor Bounced.
Bismarck, Dak., February 10 —In his
message to the House of Representatives,
Governor Church yesterday attacked his
predecessor bitterly and the Legislature
returned the attack with equal warmth
and then postponed their final answer
till Monday to get it in better shape.
After sending in his message he
closed up his office, whiah is
considered as a direct snub by
the Legislature then in session, and
could not be found by the officers of tho
House. As his message was considered
very insulting, there has been much talk
about the matter, and indications of
action looking to his prompt removal by
the incoming President are very pro
nounced. It is held that his closing his
office while the Legislature was sitting is
sufficient ground for asking for his im
mediate dismissal. Representative
Jones says he will offer a resolution on
Monday* asking President Harrison to
remove Governor Church at 5 o'clock in
the afternoon on March 4th.
Blazing; Oil.
New York, February 10.—Fire broke
out in the Standard Oil Company's works
at Constable Hook, N. J., to-night, and
the main buildings and tanks burned for
several hours. Kill yon Kull and the
lower part of New York bay were bright
ly illuminated. Attempts to quench the
flames on the part of the firemen proved
futile. The loss is estimated at between
$50,000 and $75,000.
Clearing House Statement.
Boston, February 10.—Dispatches to
I the Pott from the managers of the lead
! ing clearing houses of the United States ]
shows that the total gross exchanges for 1
the week ending, February 9th were I
$1,181,671,896, an increase of 2 01 per \
cent., as compared with the correspond
lag week last year.
lie Kills the Landlord ot a Hotel
With a Itaxor.
London, Febrnary 10. — Kent, the
landlord of the Gloucester Hr.tel at
Swansea, was killed by a burglar this
morning. He retired with his wife at a
late hour, after locking all the doors, in
cluding those of his own bedroom. Early
tbis morning his wile heard a match
struck in the room, and saw a negro in
the act of lighting a candle. She woke
her husband, and he immediately grap
pled with the intruder, while the wife
took a pistol from nnder the pillow. As
it was too dark to take aim, she lighted
the candle. She then aimed and tired,
and tho negro fell, wounded
in the thigh. Cursing the woman,
he crept under the the bed. but as
she was unlocking the door he emerged
and, seizing a mirror, threw it at her. ft
missed her but extinguished the light,
and the negro succeeded in escaping.
When she relighted the candle she dis
covered that her husband's throat and
stomach had been cut with a razor.
Kent lived long enough to describe the
murderer. An alarm was raised, and
about noon the negro was discovered at
the dry dock. He is a seaman named
Tom Allen, and was badly wounded and
covered with blood. Allen confessed,
and said his motive was robbery. He
concealed himself in tho room before the
, house was closed on Saturday night.
He 'I.ikes Partial Iti«il ttullon, and
Itluiiy Poor Iftoutiin.
Sacramento, February 10. —W. C. Al
vord, the baseball player.who left for tho
East last evening and was arrested at
Kocklin on a charge of procuring goods
by false pretenses, arrived here this aflor
noon in charge of an officer, and was
locked up in the city jail. Alvord
acknowledged that he had acted t he part
of a scoundrel. To-day he turned over to
Messrs. Gillis an d George, tho railroad
tickets he had purchasedand all the money
in his possession. He also returned to the
Sacramento merchants the household
effects he had secured on credit, and
consent was given that ho might be re
leased on his own recognizances. He
Btill owes a small sum, but promises to
remain here until he receives money
from the East, when he will make good
the deficiency. His case will come in
court Thursday, and will doubtless be
discontinued for want of prosecution.
Tne Internallonal Company Sitlil
to Have Itf ell Nwludlcd.
City of Mexico, February 10 —Luis
Huller, the concessionaire of the Lower
California branch of the International
Company, is accused by the stockholders
of misappropriation of the funds, and
the authorities have ordered his arrest,
but he has concealed himself. Tha com
plaint was presentad by Emilio Velasco
for the American stockholders. Presi
dent Diaz is personally proceeding in the
matter. Great denouements are ex
A liudujct from Zttnzibar.
Zanzibar, February 10.—News has
been received from Lake Nyassn up to
December 19th. Lugard was stili hold
iug Karongas with a greatly reduced gar
rison, including six Europeans, the re
mainder having left owing to ill-health.
The Sultan's commissioner had nearly
arranged a peace with the Arabs. The
Lake missionaries :vere all well.
Kilwa and Lindi are etill in the hands
of the Insurgents. Kilwa is completely
The ransoming of the German mis
sionaries was due to the mediation of
French missionaries.
It is rumored that, under British pres
sure, the Sultan has mulcted the PemDa
Arabs in a line of $12,000 for complicity
in the escape of Lieutenant Cooper's
Karl Tuppen, an employee of the Ger
man V'itu Company, has arrived in Zan
zibar. He is seeking aid in acquiring
Vitu territory. The new Sultan of Vitu
strongly opposes German encroachments.
It is reported that Herr Tuppen has pro
claimed the Lamu Islands a German
French Officials aud the Auar
Paris, February 10. —Delegates from
socialist revolutionary societies to-day
proceeded to tho residences of Premier
Floquet. Meline, President of the Cham
ber of Deputies, and Leioyer, President
of the Senate, leaving at each house a
copy of resolutions demanding a reduc
tion of the daily working hours, the fix
ing of minimum rates of wages to corres
pond with the minimum expenses of
workmen in each locality, prohibition of
manual labor by piece work, etc. Ex
tensive police precautions have been
taken, but no disturbance of any kind
occurred. The delegates declared their
intention to wait upon Floquet and the
presidents of Parliamentary bodies on
February 24th, to receive their replies.
A Stiff Uuine of Ball.
Martsville, Cal., February 10.—A
baseball game was played to-day be
tween the Dixons of this city (who were
reinforced by De Pangher and Hunolt of
Stockton) and the Altas of Sacramento.
It took twelve innings to decide the
game. In the last inning the Altas made
three runs, which gave them the game
by a score of 3 to 0.
The Riots In Borne.
Rome, February 10. —The value of the
plunder secured by the mob in the re
cent riot is estimated at 75,000 pounds
sterling. The Government possesses
evidence that Anarchist leaders fomented
the agitation. The Radicals of Milan
made an attempt to-day to celebrate the
revolt of 1853, but were forcibly dis
A Whitehall Roat Race.
San Francisco, February 10. —There
was a Whitehall rowing race to-day from
Meigga wharf around Alcatraz Island
and back, the course being five miles.
Ed. Desmond and Dan O'Connor, Jr.,
were the contestants. The former won
by ten minutes, having covered the
course in 2 hours 38 minutes.
Died on a Tourttt Train.
y.h Paso, Tex., February 10.—An ex
cursion party of about 200 people arrived
this afternoon and left for California.
When the train arrived at Sierra Blanca,
a tourist, by the name of William T.
Elliott, from Meredith, N. H„ suddenly
died from heart disease.
O'Brien's Precarious Condition.
London, February 10.—The Neivt hears
that O'Brien is not rallying as was ex
pected, and that the state of his health
causes anxiety to his friends.
Senator Hearst En Route.
El PAso,Texas, February 10. —Senator
George Hearst arrived to-day from Cali
fornia, and will leave to-morrow for
Outline of Business Before

The Admission- of South Dakota to
be Insisted On—The Panama
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald. i
Washington, February 10 —The Sen
ate will begin the week with the consid
eration of tho Naval bill, and will prob
ably dispose of it with little delay. The
report of tho Committee on Privilege
and Elections, in respect cf the alleged
outrages in Texas at the November elec
tion, 1880, will be called up for discussion
to-morrow, in accordance wit!* the Re
publican caucus program mo, but it will
not be allowed to interfere with the Ap
propriation bill.
On Thursday Allison expects to pre
sent the Sundry Civil bill to the Senate,
and in view of tbe large number of
amendments to be reported, will ask its
immediate consideration, iv order to get
it back to the House at the earliest prac
ticable moment. Tho Pacific Railroad
Funding bill is on tho calendar as unfin
ished business, and likely to he taken
up at any time for consideration on
Mitchell's motion to recommit with in
In view of the acceptance by Secretary
Bayard of Prince Bismarck's proposition
in relation to resuming the Samoan con
ference, it is deemed probable that the
Foreign Relations committee will not re
port on Senator Saulsbury's resolutions
requesting an expression of opinion upon
the policy that should be pursued by the
Government to satisfy the treaty obliga
tions of the United States.
Wednesday will be devoted to counting
the electoral vote for President and Vice-
President of the United States. Several
bills are in conference, and the reports
on these are of the highest interest.
Several of them will doubtless be pre
sented during the week, tho most im
portant being that upon the admission of
Territories. Intimation is made that the
Republicans will not long insist upon the
present status, and that an agreement
will be reached by which the admission
of South Dakota at least will be provided
for in a manner satisfactory to the resi
In the House, so far as the programme
for the coming week is at present made
up, it includes possible action upon such
interesting matters as the report of the
conferees on the Territorial bill, Ed
munds' Panama resolution, which will
; involve the discussion of the Monroe
, doctrine, and the report of Ford's Com
mitteo on Immigration, which will afford
an opportunity for the presentation of
the evils of the contract labor system.
The Postoffico Appropriation bill, now
pending, will be disposed of early in
the week, leaving only the Indian ami
Deficiency appropriation bills to be acted
i upon by the House. With the exception
of the Military Academy bill not one of
the regular appropriation bills has yet
been sent to the President for his signa
ture. Notwithstanding this fact, their
condition is generally favorable as com
pared with the progress made at this
date in short sessions, and work is par
ticularly well advanced in the HouEe.
New I'nltarlau Church lv sau
Fruuclaco Dedicated.
San FRANcisco.February 10.—An event
of unusual interest and prominence in
religious circles to-day, was the dedica
tion of the new First Unitarian Church,
at the corner of Geary and Franklin
streets. The service was beautiful and
impressive, and the attendance very
large. Hundreds were unable to gain
admittance. A number of visiting
clergymen from the Coast, and espscially
from the interior of the State, were
present aud took an active part in the
dedicatory service. Floral decorations
were in piofueion, the chancel and pul
pit, in particular, being effectively
adorned with ferns and flowers. Organ
preludes, hymns, anthems, prayers
scriptural readings, short addresses and'
a business statement formed the prin
cipal exercises of the day. Some
thing that caused considerable
comment was the presence of Rabbi
Vooreanger of the Jewish Temple Em
manu-El. He occupied the most prom
inent position on the pulpit next to the
taster, Rev. Horatio Stebbins. The
Rabbi also took part in the dedication of
the church, he giving the scriptural
reading. The act of dedication was per
formed by Dr. Stebbins, who made a
stirring address. His son, Rev. Roderick
Stebbins, conducted the respansive read
ings that followed.
Rev. T. L. Elliot, of Portland, offered
the _ dedicatory prayer. Among other
ministers present, most of whom assisted
in the services, were Rev. C. W
Wendte, Oakland; Rev. A. M. Haskell)
San Jose; Rev. C. P. Massey, Sacra
mento, and Rev. P. S. Thatcher, Santa
Barbara. The new buildiug is
the only stone church in
San Francisco. Its architecture is
closely allied to the English Gothic
in style. The interior finish is chiefly
of polished ash and Oregon pine. The
auditorium will seat 750 persons. The
Sunday school room is 40>ax53 feet, the
library 17x29 feet, the study 20V,x25
feet and the parlor 28x42 feet. The entire
building covers a lot feet. Its
cost was $55,000. The cost of construc
tion was $00,000, and the lot upon which
it stauds cost the society $31,000. This
money was realized from the sale of the
lot on Geary street.where the old Thomas
Starr King Church stood. This lnf
brought $120,000. ot
Discharged Drivers Make Trouble
New York, February 10.-Thirty of
the drivers who recently returned to
work on the Belt Line of road were dis
charged to day, and their places filled
with new men About 9 o'clock to-night
he discharged men with their sympa
l^Tj cg ,K n obatra «*tag the track and
attacked the cars on Tenth street,
JilT Th Weßt r ixth and Th »tieth
streets. The police were called out and
dispersed the crowd, many of them be
ing severely clubbed. y be
l ocomotives Derailed.
Colton, Cal., February 10 —The Cali
fornia Southern freight train and a
Southern Pacific locomotive collided to-
L™, locomotives were derailed,
and that of the Southern Pacific was
damaged. No one was hurt.
Pendleton Will be on Deck,
Berlin, February 10. —The corrsH
pondent of the Chronicle says Pendleton,
the American Minister to Germany wil
preside at the coming; Samoan confer-

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