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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.
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
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Secretary of the Navy
Not to Be Hampered.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Tariff Bill.
Washington, February 11.—The Ways
and Means Committee will not report
the Tariff bill to the House before Thurs
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.
Cabinet Makers Getting Tired
of the Game.
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
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
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.

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