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—PUBLISHED— gKVKN DAYS A WRBK. josarH d. lynch, iambs j. ayers. AYEES & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. CITY OFFICIAL. PAPER. (Entered at tbe pastofHce at Los Angeles ss second class matter. 1 DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At SOc. per Week, or SOc. per tflontn. TERMS BY KAIL, INCLUDING POSTAGE: Daily Herald, one yesr 88.00 Daily Herald, six months * 25 Daily Herald, three months 2.25 Wisely Herald, one year 3.00' Weesly Hkrald, six months 1.00 Weeely Hebald, three months SO Illustrated Herald, per copy IS Local Oobbesfondencb Irom adjacent towns specially solicited. Remittances should be made by draft, check, aostofflce order or postal note. The latter should so sent for all sums less than 85. TUBSBAV. FF.HRCARY 18. 1889. The wo'.k of making and unmaking President Harrison's Cabinet is proceed ing at the usual gait. Thus far, it has been a series of dissolving views. No sooner was any distinct picture presented, than it disappeared. The only certain thing about it is that James 6. Blame will be at its head. Another thing, al most a certainty, is that neither Estee nor Swift will be invited to a seat therein. California, through her ingrained habit of pulling down her own distinguished citizens, will be left out in the cold, as usual. Oca esteemed contemporary, the Tribune, has taken what it calls a "step forward" by ensmalling its issue from eight to four pages. This it has a right to do, and the Herald, further than ex tending it good will, would have nothing to say about it if the Tribune had not said, in substance, that Los Angeles could not support an eight-page journal. We have found an assured patronage in this community which justifies us in publishing an eight-page pacer, and, in truth, we could not print the favors of advertisers were we not to do so. At times we have found ourselves embar rassed in crowding advertising and read ing matter even into that space, being compelled, quite frequently, to print ten and twelve page editions. The Tribune has done right to ensmall; for, for months and yet weary months, it has been carrying from fifteen to sixteen columns of dead advertisements. Our contemporary has a perfect right to state its position after any fashion it pleases, but it should not misrepresent the news paper situation in this city; which, at least as far as the Herald is concerned, is healthy and thriving. To-night the Democrats of this city will meet in their several precincts and elect delegates to the Convention which is to assemble on Thursday next to put a ticket in the field for the mnnicipal elec tion of the 21st instant. There are to be no primaries this time, and this fact makes it obligatory on all members of the party to be at the caucuses to-night and take part in the deliberations. The sort of men sent to the convention will determine the sort of men put on the ticket. That will, to a very large extent, determine the election. No people were ever in a more independent mood than ours at this moment. Party ties sit very loosely on their limbs, and they will cast them off in a moment, if there appears any neces sity for so doing. It is most plain to all beholders that in the Republican ranks the campaign is to be worked by the "boys." The most respectable element of that organization is to have very little consideration. For some of the im portant offices men will be put forward who are not in politics for their health. Honest men who want to see the laws enforced will keep their eye on the cattle that want to be Chief of Police, if the g. o. p. is the winner. "Morality" has to take a back seat this time. There •re thousands of Republican voters who will not vote half the ticket that party will put up. Those will in all instances vote for our men if they are found worthy of public trust. There is a good deal of the same feeling in our own party. Let us have good men. The enormous proportions of the Los Angeles county delinquent tax-list is mainly due to the fact that people can not afford to lose the time required under our present absurd collection sys tem to pay their taxes. The taxes are all paid at one small office in this city. For weeks before they become delin quent the rush is so great that a man is lucky if he can get to the counter after waiting for six or seven hours in line. If he lives in the country, he must come here and lose two or three days before he can secure his tax receipts. His taxes may amount to only a few dollars, and he therefore loses more in time than they amount to. This is all wrong. The Legislature should make it obligatory upon the Tax Collector to visit the out lying townships for the purpose of re ceiving taxes; and the plan, provided in the Constitution, for receiving taxes in installments, ought also to be vitalized by the passage of a measure that would ac complish that important object. As it is, the State, county and city taxes, all falling due about the same time, make so great a drain upon the money in circnlation as to pro duce a very serious stringency every year, thus injuriously affecting business. This could be avoided by the installment plan, and the relief would be of great benefit to the public. There is another reason why the delinquent list has as sumed such formidable proportions. During the paper townsite craze hundreds of farms were subdivided into town lots, and each of these must by law be as sessed. About one-fourth of the list, therefore, is taken up with the assess ments of townsite lots to unknown own ers, the bulk of whom will remain un known. There should be some way de vised by which these townsite failures could be relegated into acres for assess ment purposes. It neither pays to assess them, nor to "place them on tbe list." TT»* JLiUa AXIOTJjBO AMttAJLUi YVEBDKY "MTrOTITOT Andrew Carnegie «>n Trust*. Mr. Andrew Carnegie, in the Febru ary number of the Narth Amerimn Review, contributes an article on "Trusts," which he holds to be hiehky innocent affairs, or, as Mr. Blame put it, on his return from a coaching trip through Scotland with Mr. Carnegie, "largely private affairs with which the public has nothing to do." There is a remarable community of sentiment be tween these two well-known gentlemen. The great maker of steel rails and bare holds that combines are created through a law of trade, and will be abolished through the same agency. This is all very pretty talk, but it butters no pars nips for a community which is rapidly finding itself helpless in the grasp of the great capitalistic octopus. Mr. Carnegie's ideas would have left the world at the mercy of every usurer and tyrant from the day of that Roman Emperor who said that he allowed people to fill up like a sponge, in order that he might wring them out, to the present. The power to wring the Bubstanco out of their subjects has been taken away from these arbitrary gentlemen of the kingly persuasion. In fact not only their power but their personality has been largely abolished. But every victory in the in terest of the masses has been won by hard knocks. Failure to resist the insid ious advances of unscrupulous financiers is at the bottom of all the watered stocks that the people sweat in paying interest on. Jay (iould was created by a corrupt Legislature and an enfeebled public sen timent. Vanderbilt worked the watering cart to the extent of increasing the capi tal stock of the New York Central Rail way from $28,000,000 to $112,000,000, and on this "demnition total," to employ Mantalini's fervent language, the masses have had to pay right royal dividends. No wonder that the collective wealth of the Vanderbilt family is now estimated at $300,000,000. Such methods as tbe Amer ; can people permit their finan ciers to adopt enable ordinary men to outstrip the Count of Monte Cristo. They make the stream of Pactolus resem ble a river in the arid portion of Cali fornia in mid-Summer, and convert the fabled wand of Midas into the baton of an ordinary impresario. Mr. Carnegie is the veritable smooth Ephraim of his fellow plutocrats. He was a creature, originally, of the famous Col. Thomas A. Scott, the long-time President and Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Central Railway. Col. Scott, also, bad a fashion of writing for periodicals. In this same North American Review he published an article, shortly after the celebrated Pittsburg riots, advo cating the establishment by tbe National Government of a standing army of 100,000 men, in order to hold the people in check while they were being uncon scionably robbed. This was the same Tom Scott —personally the most amiable and winning of men —who bribed the passage of a bill through the Pennsyl vania Legislature giving the whole mag nificent system of public works to his company—a canal and improvements that had cost the people $40,000,000 for $3,000,000, payable in thirty years in the sum of $100,000 per annum without in terest, and who immediately allowed them to fall into decay. This is the way the master proposed to allow the natural economic laws to do their noble function. Like master like man. Mr. Carnegie Jias turned out to be an apt pupil of the genial, unscrupulous and peremptory Scott. Mr. Blame's friend has himself done reasonably well by his tender regard for the laws of supply and demand. Hon. William L. Scott stated on the floor of the House of Representatives that Mr. Car negie had admitted to him that he (Car negie) had made $5,000 a day net profit out of his Pennsylvania steel works the previous year. No wonder he thinks that trusts ought to be left alone, to be regu lated by the laws of supply and demand. It is fortunate, however, for the masses, that they do not take this view of the matter. Fortunately for them, also, some of the most eminent statesmen in the country are of the same mind, and a public sentiment is being aroused which cannot fail to result in remedial measures. Things have been done in republican America which, if they had been at tempted in monarchical England, or in quasi-republican France, would have re sulted in revolution. This manifold millionaire shows a sublimated cheek in venturing into a magazine article on such a subject, and in characterizing as a "bugaboo" a grave peril which threatens to take from the people the little that the Goulds, Vanderbilts, their imitators and henchmem, have left to them. The American people, though often foolish, are not fools, nor is their patience absolutely inexhaustible. The men who increased the capital stock of the New York Central Railway from $28,000,000 to $112,000,000—a fourfold gouge—ought to have died in the penitentiary. The men who wrecked tho Erie Railway, and defrauded its English stockholders in or der to oppress the American producer and consumer, ought to be wearing chain and ball. And trusts and combines, maugre Mr. Carnegie, ought to be crushed out by the iron hand of the law, and they surely will be. Rome time ago the question of opening Aurora street across the yards of the Southern Pacific Company to Buena Vista street began to be agitated seri ously. After some discussion the Rail road Company, which has nearly a score of tracks across the street, offered to bridge from San Fernando to Buena Vista street, thus affording means of travel between the points in question. Yesterday the matter of accepting or re jecting this offer came before the Council when seven votes were registered for the proposition to four against it. Four Councilmen did not vote. This vote defeated the ordinance. It nil) come up again, as one of those voting no, after terwards passed a reconsideration. Be i fore another vote is taken the members opposed to the measure would perhaps i do well to look into all the facts in the case. It is a patent fact that it is im >ossible to provide any means of travel >etween San Fernando street and Buena Vista at this spot excepting by some soch device as is proposed. The grade is much too Rteep to permit of any other course. Then here is tho history of the street. Some years ago, Mrs. Carabajal made a concession to the city whereby Buena Vista street might be reached through her property; but, about a year ago, seemingly fearing that the city would gain a title to the land in ques tion through the operation of the five year limitation act, fenced it up. This deprived the public of all right to use that part of Aurora street. There the matter rests. But the people earn estly desire some means of reach ing Buena Vista street at this point. The railroad's proposition furnishes this means in a substantial wagon bridge from San Fernando street to Buena Vista, with footwajs on both sides. The railway company will do this work at its own expense, and main tain the bridge at its own expense. For this the company asks the privilege of operating its tracks across the street be low tho bridge. Now suppose this pro position is finally rejected, and the com pany is ordered to keep the street unob structed by its cars, excepting at such times as its trains may be passing, what will be accomplished? How can the street be made available for any pur pose? No grade is possible by which a wagon can get to Buena Vista street. It is to be remem bered that the company own fully two-thirds of all the frontage on Aurora street, between San Fernando and Buena Vista. It may oppose the grading of the street, and thus render any grade impos sible. Who will be injured by carrying the plans of the Railroad Company into practice? The general public will be much benefited. What are the indi vidual interests that can in any way suffer? It would certainly seem as if tbe action of tbe members of the Council who voted against the proposition was not an intelligent one, so far as the par ticular facts go. The absorption by the Pullman Palace Car Company of the whole excursion business will scarcely work well for Southern California, and abolishes at one blow tbe whole tribe of excursion agents. This movement must be met by renewed energy and activity in advertis ing this section. We shall be thrown largely on cur own resources and we ought to see to it that we are responsive to this newly created situation. The at traction of Los Angeles county, for years, depended upon the newspapers of this city for being made known abroad. Hitherto, our journals have been equal to the responsibility and there is little danger of their falling behind now. Every resident of Los Angeles should make it a point to increase the circula tion of the local press. The Herald will meet the demand by the issuance ol a superb number of its Illustrated An vital. We bespeak for it unprecedented circulation. Mr. Wyatt has undertaken the exper iment of running two first-class theaters in Los Angeles, and he has succeeded remarkably well. There could not be a greater testimony than this to the sub stantial character of our progress. Of course, much of this success is due to the manager's ability and tact, but there are few cities of eighty thousand inhabitants in the United States where it could be done. In addition, Los Angeles supports a variety theater, a Panorama company, and a Philharmonic Society, whose con certs are of the first excellence. AMUSEMENTS. Joe Emmet at " I'rltz " at the Uraud Opera House. Mr. J. K. Emmet gave the initial per formance of his new play, Fritz, Our Cousin Utrman, at the Grand last night. There was, as might be expected, a good house present to receive this distinguished artist in Los Angeles—this is his first ap pearance in this city. There was, of course, a very large proportion of the audience who had seen him elsewhere, on both sides of the Atlantic. There are three elements in Mr. Emmet's acting which captivate all play-goers. One is his perfect dialect, the other his capital singing, and the third his dancing. In all three things he is preeminently an artist. The part of "Fritz" gives him the best of opportunities to display his powers in all three lines. As of yore he charmed the musical ear with his songs, he fascinated tbe eye with his perfect dancing, and he seemed to be in reality a recent arrival from the Fatherland, so capitally did he mimic the Teuton's at tempts to master tbe intricacies of the English pronunciation and vocabulary. Mr. Emmet is supported by a company fairly well fitted for their parts. He will give Fritz all the week. Carleton's Last for a While. Mr. Carleton and his company gave the charming English comedy-opera Dorothy last night at the Los Angeles Theater. Miss Vincent failed to appear, an indica tion that she is suffering more than had been anticipated from her broken wrist. Her place was taken with much success, all things considered, by Miss Baxter. The opera is full of fine music. Mr. Carleton, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Murray all have superb opportunities to display their vocal qualities. Mr.Carleton,besides what is allotted to him in the score, favored the audience with a charming rendition of the song, "Queen of My Heart." Mr. Mur- j ray achieved a marked triumph in the i fine song, "Chanticleer Hall." The en- , sembles, too, are particularly good. The , "Tally Ho!" chorus has few parallels in the matter of excellence among mod ern operas. To-night the Carletons give Erminie, and that will be the last heard of the company in this city for a long time. To-morrow night the company opens the new opera-house at Pasadena. A special train goes from here. Hoyce-LaimliiK. On Thursday the Royce-Lansing Com edy Company will appear at the Los An geles Theater. Good accounts of this new attraction come from all parts of the southern circuit, where they have been playing for a week. Third Time of Asking. Pomona, February 11. —The third peti tion to the Legislature praying for the i passage of tho bill for the subdivision of Los Angeles and San Bernardino coun ties, has been forwarded. AT WASHINGTON. The Secretary of the Navy Not to Be Hampered. THE SMALLS-ELLIOTT CONTEST. Discussion of the Methods of Elec tion Said to Be Popular in Sooth Carolina. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald I Washington, February 11.—In tho Senate, Dawes presented a petition from 120 Indian students at Hampton, Va., againet the continuance of the ration system to Indians, as an encouragement to idleness, recommending their equiva lent in farming implements and stock. Keferred to the Committee on Appro priations. Sherman said he had been instructed by the Committee on Foreign Relations to move an executive session. Motion agreed to. The Senate proceeded to ex ecutive business. The Senate, in secret session, passed the following bill: "Be it enacted," etc., "that there be, and his hereby appro priated, out of any money in the treas ury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $250,000, to enable tho President to protect the interests of the United States, and provide for the security of the per sons and property of the citizens of the United at the Isthmus of Panama in such a manner as he may deem ex pedient." It was learned that the Committee on Foreign Relations has received no news of any outbreak at Pan ama, but deeming it best to be prepared for any that might occur, decided to ask for the passage of the bill at once, as an independent measure, rather than risk the delays and uncer tainties attending an amendment to an appropriation bill. The troubles that are feared are such as are incident to tbe discharge of a body of laborers whose means of gaining their livelihood are thereby cut off, and who, in their des peration and distress, may resort to violence and bloodshed. It is under stood that it has been deemed wise by the authorities of tbe United States, Great Britain, and other nations having a large number of their citizens employed on the Panama Canal, to arrange for britiging them home in case of their wholesale discharge, and not to suffer them to re main on the Isthmus in destitution and want. To provide for this, the amount of the appropriation was increased from $100,000 to $250,000. There was but a slight opposition to the passage of the bill. The doors re-opened at 3:15, and legis lative business was proceeded with. Senator Frye having been called away by a death in his family, the Union Pa cific Funding bill was laid aside, and the Naval Appropriation bill taken up. The amendment reported by the Committee on Appropriations for the construction of two Bteel cruisers, or gunboats, of from 800 to 1.200 tons displacement, to cost in the aggregate, exclusive of armament, not more than $700,000; of one steel cruiser, of about 2.000 tons, at a cost of not more than $700,0C0, and one ram for harbor defence, was agreed to without discussion. This is in addition to the provisions of the bill as it came from the House under the heading, "Increase of the Navy." Chandler moved to strike out of the paragraph for the construction of one armored steel cruising monitor, the words "of the type and to be constructed ac cording to plans and specifications to be furnished to the Navy Department by Hon. John R. Thomas of Illinois, to be approved by the Secretary of the Navy." He characterized as an anomaly in legislation and almost as a ludicrous provision that a vessel of such size and cost ($1,500,000) should be constructed after a type and upon plans and specifi cations to be furnished by a member of Congress. The present Secretary of the Navy had disposed of $28,000,000 for the increase of the Navy, unfettered by any conditions, but this bill contained a provision that Mr. Thomas (a lawyer, not a designer of ships), should furnish the next Secretary of the Navy with one ship, and that the Pneumatic Gun Com pany should furnish him with another. He bad been uniformly against that kind of legislation where inventors and designers besieged the doors of the Com mittee rooms and reEorted to all sorts of log-rolling in order to get a special en actment favorable to them. The whole thing was a broad farce. Cullom opposed tbe amendment, and read several letters from high naval offi cers endorsing and commending Thomas' plans and specifications. Chandler said he had merely desired to call the attention of the Senate to the manifest impropriety of tying up the hands of the Secretary of the Navy as proposed. Not only was it vicious to put Thomas into the bill, but, if his plans and specifications were not approved by the Secretary of the Navy, the construc tion of the ship must stop. Cullom said Thomas had been a mem ber of the House a good many years and a member of the Naval Committee. In that position he had given close attention to the subject of ships of war. It bad turned out that Thomas' information, study and investigation had resulted in his gathering up a plan for a cruiser, and that the Navy Department (after ap pointing a board for that purpose) had adopted and approved his plan. With out disposing of the amendment, the Senate adjourned. The Houar. Washington, February 11.—In the House, after some sparring as to prece dence in the matter of consideration on behalf of several bills, Crisp, of Georgia, as a question of the highest privilege, called up the Smalls-Elliott contested election case, and the House by a vote of 135 to 85 decided to consider it. Twenty-four Democrats, including Thompson, of California, voted with the Republicans in the affirmative. Crisp then took the floor for presentation of the case. He proceeded to review the evidence in the cane and entered upon an argument tending to disprove several material claims of the contestant. He then re ferred to the conviction of Smalls for ac cepting a bribe while State Senator, and contended that the conviction had in jured him with the colored people. Dalzell inquired what relevancy that had to the question of how many votes Smalls had received at the late election. Crisp replied that the gentleman on the Re publican side assumed that because there was a colored majority in a district the majority would vote for a colored man. He proposed to show that among the colored people of the district there were some good men who rebelled against being dictated to and refused to vote for a man who had been convicted of a high crime. He quoted tbe evidence to show that many colored Republicans were opposed to Smalls on account of the manner in which he had been nominated and on account of his character. He ad mitted that Negro politicians were Re publicans, but declared that the great masß of Negroes were not politicians. In South Carolina a good many wrong ful and violent acts had been committed by Republicans when they had the ascendency, and this had resulted in the division of the Negro ranks and the for mation of a colored Democratic club. The coiored Democrats had been ostra cised, intimidated and overawed by col ored Republicans, and contestant Smalls had taken a leading part in this action The day was past when the colored people would go up in a body like sense less machines to record their votes as they weie told lo ; do fyptorlewUo lived away from them and had not their interests at heart. The day had come when they were satisfied with tho people among whotn they lived, the people who were their friends, the peo ple to whom they always appealed in distress. Hon ell, of Illinois, said the gentleman from < ieorgia spent much lime in prov ing Smalls guilty of bribery while a member of the State Legislature, a propo sition which had no more bearing on this case than the question of whether the moon was inhabited. It had been brought in like a bulldozing question for the purpose of justifying a vote to keep the man out ol a Eeat to which he was elected. The laws of South Carolina were framed for the express purpose of disfranchising the Republican voters of that State. Under those laws, there had been a systematic effort to deny to col ored vcters the right to register and to change their registration certificates. The gentleman from Oeorgia spoke about the intimidation of colored Democrats by Republicans of the same race. The Governor of South Carolina had recently announced the paramount question in South Carolina to be the Maintenance of Anglo-Saxon control. The paramount question was not that the majority should rule, or that every legal voter might have his vote cast and counted, but to main tain and preserve Anglo-Saxon control. That was the one patent fact in response to the talk of intimidation. Elliott held his seat on this floor, not by reason of an election by the people, but by reason of an%lection held by the returning board of South Carolina. The majority of the committee had gone further than the le turning boards, and had thrown out two precincts which had run the gauntlet of both district and State returning boards. Rowell ridiculed the charge of intimida tion upon which the majority of the i committee relied to throw out certain re turns, and cited several pertinent in stances to prove the existence of what he termed the lawless spirit which pre vailed in certain districts. . Pending fur ther debate the matter went over until Monday. Adjourned. SENATOR STAM ttltiv.s BILLS. He Pays Particular Atteuttou to California's Need*. Washington, February 11. —Senator Stanford, to-day, proposed an amend ment to the Army Appropriation bill authorizing the Secretary of War to pur chase four lifteen-inch pneumatic guns With the necessary apparatus .or Bring, and carriages, to be located in San Fran ci-o harbor. The bill was accompanied by a letter from Secretary Endicott. ap proving the same. Also an amendment to the Sundry Civil bill authorizing the expenditure of $38,000 on the national cemetery in the reservation of the Presi dio at San Francisco, in impioving road ways, etc. He also introduced a bill appropriating $35,000 to pay James I. Sherley, of Idaho, and the estate of the late Francis Le Lung, of California, the amount found to be due them on an old mail contract by court claims ; also a bill appropriating $5,000 to establish a light house at the entrance to San Pedro har bor, California. Clayton's Assassination. Washington, February 11. — Repre sentative Grosvenor to-day offered a lengthy preamble and resolution regard ing the recent events in the second con gressional district of Arkansas, which culminated in the assassination of Hon. John M. Clayton. Tho resolution pro vides that a committee of five members of the House, now members of the com mittee on elections and elected to the Fifty.first Congress, be appointed by the Speaker to proceed without delay and take testimony touching the issues joined in the contest, and to ascertain all the facts relating to the election and contest, and report to the next House of Repre sentatives. The resolution provides fur ther that if, in the opinion of the com mittee on elections of this House, there is no authority of existing law to prose cute and carry on the contest under the circumstances described, that then the committee be authorized to report by bill or otherwise, such act or resolutions as may be necessary to accomplish the object stated. The resolution was refer red to the committee on elections. 'The British Extradition Treaty. Washington, February 11.—In the Senate today, after a number of appoint ments favorably reported by the com mittees, had been confirmed, the queution of removing the injunction of secrecy from the proceedings in connection with the consideration of the British extradi tion treaty was taken up. To this there was considerable opposition. The mo tion finally prevailed, and to-morrow the record of proceedings, covering a period of two or three years, will be furnished to the press. The Signal Service In a Bad State. Washington, February 11.—The Sec retary of War to-day transmitted to the House a statement of the chief signal officer of the army, setting forth the very unsatisfactory condition of the signal corps and tho inefficiency of the present lieutenants of that corps. General Gree ly urges the passage of a reorganization bill for the improvement of the service generally. The "Ureen Goods" Uanie. Washington, February 11. —A volumi nous substitute has been reported to the Senate for the bill passed by the House to prevent the use of mails for the pur pose of swindling by what is popularly known as "the green goods game." An Act Approved. Washington, February 11.—The Pres ident has approved the act to enlarge the powers and duties of the Department of Agriculture. The Tariff Bill. Washington, February 11.—The Ways and Means Committee will not report the Tariff bill to the House before Thurs day. The Imperial mourners. Pbsth, February 11. —The Emperor Francis Joseph and the Empress Eliza beth arrived here to-day, and will re main in Pesth two weeks. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Cabinet Makers Getting Tired of the Game. CANDIDATES FOR SISTERHOOD. A New Mexican Repudiates the Charge That His Territory- Is Not Eligible. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald, f Indianapolis, February 11.—Nothing new has developed to-day about the Cabinet. There is a perceptible decrease in the daily volume of Cabinet talk. General Harrison's visitors to-day were from widely different sections —Massa- chu6etta, Washington Territory and New Mexico being represented. Delegate elect John Allen, of Walla Walla, Washington Ten itory, was accompanied in his call by John M. Butler, of this city, and Judge Gould, of Delhi. Allen made no cabinet suggestions to General Harrison, but spoke urgently on behalf of his people for the admission of Wash ington Territory, along with Dakota and tbe others, stating that the people were united and anxious for Statehood. James A. Spradling, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, managing editor of the New Mexican, called to advocate his old friend, General Powell Clayton, for a place in the Cabinet. Mr. Spradling is an earnest advocate of Statehood for New Mexico, and vigorously repels the charge that the people are not prepared and able to suc cessfully assume independent govern ment. He says the objection at this time comes from a few politicians and bankers in the Territory, who perceive that if the Territory is admitted, they will loEe their grip on the control of affairs. The statement, widely pub lished, that the official records of the Legislature and courts are kent in tie Spanish language only, he declares is a falsehood. He is the Public Printer of the Territory. Spradling also says that there are three promin ent names mentioned for the Gov ernorship of New Mexico —Joseph W. Dwyer, of Raton, formerly private secretary to Chief Justice Chase; A. L. Morrison, of Santa Fe, ex-United States Marshal under Arthur, who took a prom inent part in the late late campaign in New York as an organizer of Irish-Amer ican Republican leagues, and L. Brad ford, ex-Chief Justice of the Territory under President Hayes. TBE OGDEN i: l.fJ lON . The Gentiles atom tlic mormons, Horse, Foot and Artillery. Ogden, Utah, February 11. —The most important election that bos ever taken place in Utah, occurred to-day. It was a tight by the Gentiles, or Liberal party, tor a foothold in the Territory, by the election of the Mayor and Council. The new City Hall was crowded at all its entrances, where the election was pro ceeding at four different ballot boxes. The city voted as a whole, and not by wards, and, to accommodate the ls.r"s number of voters, four voting places were necessary. The Mormons, or People's party, now have the officers of tbe city, and at daylight brass bands and drum corps were promenading the streets with the beginning of voting. The system of intimidation commenced on tbe part of the Mormons, by arresting Gentiles before they had a chance to vote and hurrying them off to jail. This was anticipated by the opposite party, who had Marshal Dyer present, and a squad of United States troops quartered in the Broom Hotel across the street. The Marshal at once stopped the arrests until the voter had a chance to tender his vote and be passed upon by the judge. After this the election passed off quietly. The result will not be determined before midnight. f Later.] The result of to-day's election is a complete victory for the Liberal or Gentile party. Fred Kiesel, candidate for mayor, is elected by a majority of 440. The balance of the ticket, including the full City Council and Chief of Police, are elected by about the same majority. The Gentiles are jubilant over the result. Colonel Hunt Head. Washington, February 11. — Col. Henry J. Hunt (retired), Governor of tbe Soldiers' Home, died this morning in his 09th year. Colonel Hunt fought through the Mex ican war, and was twice promoted lor gallantry. He was promoted to major on May 14, 18G1. and commanded the artillery on the extreme left at the battle of Bull Run. After successive promo tions, he was appointed chief of the ar tillery of the Army of the Potomac, and on July Cth, 1864," was brevetted Major- General of Volunteers for "faithful and highly meritorious service." At Gettys burg it was General Hunt who concen trated the artillery fire upon Pickett's famous division and almost annihilated it. He was retired as Colonel in 1883, and appointed Governor of the National Soldiers' Home in this city. Chamberlain on America. Glasgow, February 11. —A reception was given here this evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain. Af ter some remarks on the relations be tween England and America, Chamber lain said there never was a time when it was possible to recognize anything in the shape of separate nationalists in America. "If we should follow the American system," he said, "we would have to cut up the United Kingdom into twenty or thirty bits, and award a par liament to each. This perhaps would not be dangerous, but it certainly would not bs economical." Japan* Constitution. Washington, February 11.—The Ja panese Minister to-day received a tele gram from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, saying that the Constitution of the Empire was proclaimed by the Em peror in person, this morning, amid great enthusiasm. Mutsu communicated the telegram to Bayard, who assured him that the people of Japan had tbe best wishes of the Government and people of the United States. No Use for Baltenberir. Berlin, February 11.—The Emperor William has officially notified Prince Alexander of Battenberg that he does not desire his presence in Berlin either in connection with tbe settlement of the affairs of bis father, the late Prince Alexander of Hesse, or on any other bus iness. Bled by Banco. 1 Burlington, lowa, February 11.—Luke Palmer, an old and respected citfzen, and brother of General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, was buncoed out of $5,000 Saturday by a young man, who pre tended to be a relation of a bank preti ; dent of Mr. Palmer's acquaintance.