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DAILY HERALD —FTJBLIBHED— BBjVKN DAYS A W XXX. mUH D. LYNCH. JAMES J. AYKHS. AYERB & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS, oil's orriciAi, PAPIB. fEntered »t the pestofHoe at Los Angeles as second-class matter. I DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At SOe. per Week, or 80c. per Month. TERMS BT KAIL. INCLUDING; FOSTAfIR: Djjlt Herald, one year $8.00 Daily Herald, six months 4-25 Daily Hxbald, three months 2.25 Wbbkly Hebald, one year 2.00 Wisely Herald, six months 1.00 Weekly Hkbald, three months 60 Xllpstbatsd Hxbald, per copy IS Local Oobbksfondencb lrom adjacent towns specially solicited. Bbmittances shoald he made by draft, check, postofflce order or postal note. The latter ahoald Be sent for all sums less than $5. Oftick or Publication, 123-5 West Second street, between Spring and Fort, Los Angeles. notice to mall Subscribers. The papers of ell delinquent mail subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Hxbald will be promptly discontinued hereafter. No papera Will be sent to subscribers by mail nnle-s the •use have been paid for in advance. This rule ta inflexible. Ayebs & Lynch. JOB PBINTING DEPA RTMENT —Owing to oar grestly increased facilities we are prepared to execute , all kinds of Job work in a superior manner. Specisl attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders wIH be promptly filled at modeiate rates. TIEmiAl, tnilUAltl 2<t, 1889. In oub local columns appear some very interesting notes about tbe horses now -stabled at Agricultural Park. Los Ange les is destined to be the great equine winter resort of the Pacific Coast. Thb Council yesterday fixed the water rates for the ensuing year, makingc slight reduction in them. They also in serted a penality for infraction of these rates,a provision which was lacking in last year's ordinance. The citizen feels In the humor of exclaiming: "Small favors thankfully received, large ones accordin'." County Assessor Mason's conscience 'promises to attain great celebrity. It is a very inconvenient thing to the tax payer, who would willingly see that tender and most sensitive of organs at the bottom of the deep blue sea. The old salt in one of Marryatt's novels was fond of singing a ditty with the refrain, "Port Admiral you be blowed." Some such feeling objurgation rises to the lips of Angelefios when they see their coin flowing in a steady stream to Sacramento. It is high time that Second street, between Spring and Fort, should be paved. As it is now it is in a frightful condition. It is in the center of a heavy business and travel. In front of the Police station the stench arising from the pools of standing filth is almost in tolerable, and the noisome exhalations threaten the health of the city. This is the more to be deprecated because the nuisance is brought daily to the attention of the guests of the Hollenbeck, who thence derive through their noses a very indifferent impression of the sanitation and cleanliness of Los Angeles. Fully ninety-hundredths of an inch was recorded on Mr. Ducommnn's rain gauge up to yesterday morning, and the rainfall was much larger in the farming districts than in the city. This puts the crops beyond a peradventure, and as sures Los Angeles one of the best sea sons in her history. The indications are all for more rain, although a few showers in March will be ample for all agricul tural purposes. It is pleasant to note that the rains have been general through out the State, embracing the San Joaquin valley, which suffered heavily for lack of moisture last year. The year before that, Tulare county was the champion wheat county of the State. Singularly enough this year the Sacramento valley has suffered more for lack of rain than the Southern counties. The McCreary report to the House, re affirming the Monroe doctrine and re commending the adoption of tho Ed munds resolution wifh regard to the Panama canal, shows that there is a re vival of a genuine American spirit in both parties. There is no Jingoism in thia attitude. The United States cannot afford to bluster, but it can take a digni fied position and support it with a moral weight that probably attaches to the ut terances of no other nation on the globe. A mere protest, precisely of the charac ter of the Edmunds resolution, and written by the luminous pen of William H. Seward, was potent enough to term inate the French occupation of Mexico and restore that country to its liberties. There is little doubt but that the well understood animus of this country is all that has prevented the French Govern ment from taking the place of De Les seps and completing the Panama canal. There is a very extended sentiment in this country which would applaud Congress were it to vitalize the American movement to build a canal through Nicaragua. The people of California, especially, would be almost a unit in sustaining such a project. It would be of incalculable benefit to this Coast and to the country at large. The Panama canal was an ill advised measure from the start, it was conducted in violation of all business principles, and was the outgrowth of the decadence of De Lesseps's genius. It is indeed hard to separate it from the un principled schemes of George Law. Pereire and Sir Morton Peto. There must be some inherent, nobility in De Lesseps's character that prevents the de frauded stockholders from proceeding against him as a common swindler. He has been tbe cause of the ruin of tens of thousands of investors, ranging from such high and titled personages as ex-Queen Isabella of Spain to the peasants of France. The canal would cost such a colossal sum to complete it, that the hopes of dividends would be utterly out of the question. It is difficult to shield De Leasepe from the violent presumption that, in bis original and later estimates he approved himself to be the champion liar of the sge. THJS LOS ANGELES DAILY- HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26. 1889. Tub completion ot the great flame at San Diego will doubtless give a new and strong impetus to the prosperity of our southern neighbor. The people of the whole State can take a lesson from the enterprising citizens of that city. It re quires nerve of the highest quality to go up into the spurs of the Cuyamaca mountains, build a tremendous reservoir and flume the water fifty odd miles to the bay. The superb olive orchard and other plantations of the Kimballs, at National City, the Higgina orange grove in the Sweetwater, the splendid farms iv the Cajon, tbe developments on the San Jacinto plains, and in many other por tions of San Diego county, show what can be done there with water. There is no better soil on the continent than that of theße valleys, and with an abundant supply of water they will produce almost anything raised on the footstool. The conception and building of the Coronado Hotel was aIEO, considering all the circumstances, a gigantic achievement. The wealthy citizens of Los Angeles have no reason to congratulate them selves on the fact that they have not, within the domain of this imperial county, a hotel to be named in the same day with the Coronado. We have allowed the Tenth-street Hotel to lan guish, although there is an imperative need for such a hostelry nere, and it would undoubtedly be well patronized. The fact that we have no such conven ience here of itself curtails travel to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, it giveß us great pleasure to extend our congratulations to our sister city, and to give expression to our belief that the enterprise and sagac ity of her citizens will reap their reward in the near future. A million dollars was expended in this grand flume enter prise, and probably an equal sum in tbe erection of the Coronado Hotel. A peo ple with such a spirit cannot halt long in what will be a career of progress and prosperity, interrupted temporarily, per haps, but still assured. Tue dickey birds say that it is a dis aster rather than a blessing for a party to find itself in possession of every depart ment of the city government. Unchecked power is not always a desirable thing. The temptation to run to excesses is al most irresistible. This danger besets the Republican party on all hands just now. It will have entire possession of the Executive and of both houses of Congress after the 4th of March. It has always retained the control of the Su preme Court during and since the war, although the Judges have been steadily going in the direction of the Democratic idea on constitutional questions. Chief Justice Waite ended his judicial career almost as good a Democrat as Judge Field on issues on which he would have taken a strong Republican position ten years before his death. Our Republican fellow citizens also have the State gov ernment. They would be almost ex cusable in believing that they have an indefinite lease of power were it not for the lessons of the past. Presi dent Grant beat Greeley so badly that, to ordinary judgment, the Democratic party would seem to have had no rea sonable excuse for existence. Yet, two, years later, a House of Representatives three-fourths Republican was converted into a body two-thirds Democratic, and even the United States Senate was wrested from Republican hands. Four years later Mr. Tilden carried New York, Indiana, Connecticut and New Jersey. Just now Democrats in Southern Cali fornia are obliged to fall back upon memory for consol ition. But it is pleas ant to know that the records of the past contain much to inspire hope and to in spirit to renewed effort. In 1872 Grant carried Pennsylvania by a majority of one hundred and thirty-seven thousand. In 1874 Allegheny county, in that State, which single county had given Grant fifteen thousand majority, elected two Democrats to the House of Represent atives. We have conversed with a great many persons, whose judgment on such a topic is worthy of consideration, on the propo sition as to whether or no the city and county of Los Angeles have reached the bedrock and are on the up grade. The answer has been, with scarcely an ex ception, that matters are decisively im proving. People who came here and invested in ontside lands fifteen months ago will have to wait some time to see their purchases in some of the outside lands regain the old boom figures. People who come here now, however, find snap bargains lying around them on every hand. We will give them the benefit of the experience of a residence of seven teen years in Southern California. When the rebound comes it will come so quickly as to take the breath away from intending investors. Property five miles from the business center of Los Angeles is not selling for one-tenth as much as property similarly situated brings in Kansas City. And yet Los Angeles is to be the great metropolis of the semi tropic region of the United States, and would develop into a commercial em porium without such climatic advantages from sheer force of geographical situation and railway and water-way advantages. A great deal of outside capital is already beginning to find its way here—capital and capitalists—and more of both are on the way. We have had the retrocession modeled on that of tbe sea, and we shall now face the turn of the tide, which will be running at a tremendous flood by Oc tober next. The Tribune, which boasted that it had the only correct election returns on the morning after the election, and which notified the public that not a single Dem ocrat was elected, is obliged this morning to print the official announcement of the election to the School Board of Mr. Whaling by a majority of sixty odd votes. Bragg is a good dog, but Holdfast is a far better one. Tue local columns of tbe Herald thia morning are replete with fresh and well treated matter, and the beauty of it is that no one ia obliged to ask if it is true, as stories rehashed from Eastern and old newspapers, with local adaptations, ire not in favor with this journal. AMUSEMENTS. The Grand. A very large and fashionable audience thronged the Grand last night for the opening performance of the Modjesku season, the desire to see this cousum mate actress in Mary Htuart having drawn it thither. The play itself is ore long, sustained piece of declamation, and declamation of a very high grade, interfused with a pathos which, in deli cate and skillful hands, affords an ex quisite artistic gratification. Madame Modjeska is an ideal "Mary Stuart," somewhat opposed to the historical tra ditions of the character, but singularly faithful to Schiller's conception of it. Her beauty is of a spirituelle and most interesting type, strikingly calculated to enforce tbe poet-dramatist's weird, subtle and melancholy-eadenced interpretation of the tragic episode of the Scottish Queen's career. Her dressing is a reve lation in the art of costuming, and her carriage and gestures are inimitably graceful. ln the even passages of the play her voice is measured and un strained, and until the sensational pas sages are reached she suggests noth ing of the kindling energy, pas sion and magnetism which enable her to take entire possession of the hearts aud emotions of her auditors. The poetry of motion has never been more perfectly illustrated on the stage than by Madame Modjeska. Indeed, her whole rendition oi "Mary Stuart" is poetical in the extreme. She bursts into the forest of Fotheringay from prison bars with the glad sprightlinsss of a bird released from its cage. Her interview with Elizabeth is a histrionic triumph. Boused to the assertion of her dignity as woman and Queen, by tho taunts of good Que6n Bess, her voice has tbe resonance and clarity of a trumpet, her eye the fire of an outraged Goddess, and her gestures tbe nobility and freedom of ab m actress of the superlative class. She fairly elec trified her audience, and the curtain rang down amidst a perfect whir wind of ap plause, followed by the presentation of a magnificent floral tribute. Certainly the fair land of Poland never produced a be ing better calculated to inspire enthusi asm than Madame Modjeska. Her slight foreign acceut is at no time ob trusive, and tended rather to heighten than detract from her finished elocution. The company playing at the Grand not only has a star of the nonpareil order in Madame Mod jeska, but it is itself of a very superior cast. A goodly number of accomplished artists are comprised in the roster. Mrs. F. M. Bates enacted the ungracious role of "Elizabeth" with spirit and intelli gence, sharing at times quite liberally in the applause awarded to the star. The "Lord Burleigh" of Mr. George Osborne was a conscientious > nd meritorious piece of acting. Mr. E. H. Yanderfelt as the "Earl of Leicester," was thoroughly equal to the occasion, and gave the ideal courtier, fickle aud designing, in a real istic and capital style. Miss J. Tuholeky acquitted herself of the lugubrious part of nurse to perfection, and there was a quite general regret that Miss Charlotte Tittel had so little to do, she did that little so charmingly. The curtain was rung up at the conclusion of every act, and on one occasion Madame Modjeska came before the curtain. The season has opened with the prom ise of continuous large houses. To-night As You Like It, one of Modjeska's favorite impersonations, is underlined. Tne Eos Angeles Theater. The clever company playing in that delightfully funny comedy, A Night Off, at the Los Angeles Theater, are meeting with a good deal of en couragement, as they deserve. The play is far above the average of its sort, and the cast is of really clever and artistic people. It runs all the week. 'Else Philharmonic Society. A special rehearsal of the chorus and orchestra of the Philharmonic Society will be held to-night, at Gardner's Hall. The third concert of this society will be given at the Los Angeles Tneater on March sth, and it will be one of the best affairs of the kind ever given here. The programmes, which have just been issued, show that it will have an abun dance of the lighter class of music, which is pleasing as well as instructive. Tin- 1. O. U. t . Hall. Canton Orion, No. 12, L O. O. F., gave their first grand annual ball in the Turn Verein Hall last night very successfully, the affair being one of the most delight ful social episodes that have so far occurred this season. The members of the order turned out strong in full uni form, making a very glittering appear ance which was well supported by the handsome toilettes of the ladies,'who were thoroughly representative of the best element of the city. At 10 o'clock the dancing was temporarily suspended while the members of the canton were put through an exhibition drill, which they carried out in a masterly manner, and won for themselves the heartfelt applause of the sightseers. Then fol lowed the investment of the decoration of the Degree of Chivalry, a most impos ing ceremony, it being one calling for a great display of the rites of tbe Order. The degrees were conferred by Brig adier-General E. Germain, Brigadier- General J. R. Mathews, Major Smith, of the second battalion, and Major Burr, of the third battalion, the ladies receiving the honor being Mrs! M. S. Rowan, Miss Dora Fyke, Mrs. J-. Bard, Mrs. R. T. Sinclair and Miss Jen nie Adams. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the dancing was resumed and carried on into the early hours this morning. Officer Willow's Card. Editors Herald—ln to-day's Times Officer Hawley publishes a card signed by three citizens. I would ask through your valuable paper that my friends and the pnblic suspend judgment until my trial, March 7th, 1889. Respectfully yours, John J. Willow. Los Angeles, February 25, 1889. An Opium Seizure. Tacoma, W. T., February 25.—The largest opium seizure ever made here oc curred to-day. Two barrels marked "Sauerkraut," and consigned to J. C. Calvin, of San Francisco, were received here over tbe Northern Pacific to-day from Spokane Falls. The men, in hand ling the barrels, noticed that they were very light, and, on investigation, it was found that they contained 300 pounds of opium, valued at about $4,800. It is supposed that the drug was smuggled across the British Columbia line from a point on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. I.arrabee's Trial. Dcs Moines, la., February 25.—The jury in the trial of Governor Larrabee went out this afternoon, and at midnight had not agreed upon a verdict. FROM WASHINGTON. Eulogies on the Late Mem ber From Missouri. SENATOR INGALLS ON DEATH. Filibustering- in tlie House to Force it to Take Up the Election Outrages. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hksald. I Washington, February 26, —In the Senate, the House amendment reducing the pension of Mrs. General Sheridan to ifi'/iOO per year, was agreed to. A resolution was agreed to authorizing the select committee on irrigation to take testimony at any place in the United States. Kartell offered a resolution calling on lie Secretary of the Interior for informa tion touching the bribery of the Cherokee Council "by the use of whisky and money" by cattlemen. The words "by the Use of whisky and money" were stricken out, and tbe resolution passed. The Army Appropriation bill wus then taken up. Consideration of the bill was not concluded when, at 3 o'clock,Cockrell offered a resolution that tho Senate re ceives with profound sorrow the an nouncement of the death of the late Con gressman Burnes. Kegular business was suspended, and, Cockrell, Ingalls, Voor hees, Hale, Hampton, Coke and Vest delivered brief eulogies, after which the resolutions were adopted and tho Senate adjourned. Ingalls, in his remarks, after speaking in eulogy of Mr. Burnes, said that as he had looked upon that countenance for the last time, he retiectod upon the im penetrable and insoluble mystery of death ; but if death be tbe end—if no morning is to dawn upon the night in which he sleeps—then sorrow has no consolation, and this impressive and solemn ceremony which we observe to day has no more significance than the painted pageant of the stage. If the ex istence of Burnes was but a troubled dream and his death oblivion, what avails it that the Senate should pause to recount his virtues? Neither veneration nor reverence is due the dead if they are but dust. No cenotaph should be reared to preserve for posterity the memory of their achievements if those who come after them are to be only their successors in annihilation and extinction. If in this world only we have hope and consciousness of duty; if we hold to the degrading precept which mskes the epitapth the end; if the life of Burnes was as taper that is burned out; then we treasure his memory and his example in vain, and the latest prater of his departing spirit has no more sanctity to us who, soon or late, must follow him, than the whisper of the winds that stir the leaves of the protest ing forest or the murmur oi the waves that break upon the complaining shore. THE HOUSE. Washington, February L's. —The last week of the Fiftieth Congress was ush ered iv by filibustering in the House by Bland, of Missouri, who raised the point of no quorum upon the approval oi the Journal. After a time he withdrew this, but moved a recess of thirty minutes, and blocked business till 11 o'clock, when he withdrew that motion also. Peel, of Arkansas, submitted the con ference report on the proposed railroad through the Indian Territory. Crißp, of Georgia, in the interest of the California contested election case, raised the question of consideration. Tne House, on vote by tellers, de cided, 127 to 43, to consider the confer ence report. O Neal, of Pennsylvania, demanded yeas and nays. Not being able to mus ter sufficient strength to support the de mand he resorted to filibustering, and moved adjournment. Bland interjected a motion that,when the House adj jurn.it be to meet Wednesday. After some time the motions were withdrawn and the conference report was agreed to. The Senate amendments were non-con curred in to the Agricultural Appropria tion bill. Crisp then called ui> the con tested election case. Sayers, of Texas, in the interest of the Deficiency Appropriation bill, raised the question of consideration. Yeas and nays being ordered, the mass of Republicans refrained from voting to break the quorum but subsequently, when it was manifest this object had not been accomplished,the Republicans recorded their votes tin the negative. The House decided, yeas 115, nays 102, to consider the election case, but McKenna, of California, who voted in the affirmative for the purpose, moved a reconsideration. Crisp moved to table that motion. This time the edict of "Don't vote" went forth, and the Repub licans withheld their votes. The vote resulted, yeas 129, nays none; no quorum, and a call of the House was ordered. The 251 members who re sponded to their names faded away when tbe vote recurred on Crisp's motion to table McKenna's motion to reconsider, the result standing, yeas 124, nays none. Another call of the House was ordered. Again a call of the House was ordered. The hours passed and there was nc ohange in the situation. Time and again Sayers called attention to the fact that it was impossible for the House to proceed to-day with the elec tion case and appealed to the House to allow the Deficiency bill to be taken up. The Republicans expressed their assent to this proposition, but the demand for "the regular order" from Crisp was of fered in each case as an objection. On one occasion Crisp expressed his deter mination to keep the House in continu ous session until the election case was taken up if he could receive the support of his side of the House. Finally the House, wearied at its own inactivity, adjourned. Tbe Alaskan fisheries. Washington, February 25.—The bill introduced by Senator Stockbridge to day provides that within one year prior to the expiration of the lease of the fur seal fisheries to the Alaska Commercial Company, the Secretary of the Treasury shall lease, to proper and responsible parties, the right of taking fur-seals for a term of twenty years, at an annual rental of not less than $50,000 and an additional sum of not less than $350 for each fur sea} taken and shipped from the seal islands. The bill also makes it unlawful for any person to erect dams or other ob structions in the rivers of Alaska that will prevent salmon and other fish from spawning. I.lshtliouses Established. Washington, February 25.—1n the Senate, the bill appropriating $80,000 for a lighthouse at Hecate Head, Oregon, passed; also for the establishment of a light and fog signals at Humboldt, Cali fornia, on a more secure site, both with amendments; also the House bill for a life-saving station at Ccqneville river, Oregon. SENATE PROGRAMME. DlMuncd ln h Caucus of tne Re publican senators. Washington, February 25.—A caucus of Republican Senators was hehl this morning for the purpose of deciding upon the order of business in the Senate during tho remainder of the session, particularly what course should be adopted regarding the Evarts election resolution. It was practically decided, in view of the evident purpose of the Democrats to delay final notion upon the election resolution until adjournment of Congress, to lay that matter aside tem porarily from time to time and allow other measures to be taken up. The caucus authorized Evarts to appoint a committee to arrange a programme, after consultation with the Democratic Sen ators. Meanwhile, the Evarts' resolu tion is unfinished business, and will serve to prevent consideration of other measures. Contular Reports. Washington, February 2!>. —The Sta'e and Savy Departments received the mail from Samoa to-day, brought by the steamship Mariposa, which arrived in San Francisco about ten days ago. As sistant Secretary Riven said to-day that there wi.s really nothing in the dis patches received from the fJnited States Consul at Apia that had not already ap peared in the newspapers. The Department of State received dis patches from the ConEole of tbe United States at Panama and Colon in regard to the situation of affairs on the Isthmus. The Consuls report that no disorders had taken place up to February 13th. An Aerrement Approved. Washington, February 25 —Tbe Presi dent lias approved the act to ratify the agreement submitted by the Slicshonep, Kannocks and Sheep Eaters of the Fort Hall and Lemhi reservation, Idaho. Pensions Vetoed. Washington, February 25.—The Presi dent to-day vetoed five pension bills granting pensions to Squire Walter, Henry V. Bass, Wm. Barnes, John B. Lockev, and John McCool. THE TRIPLE TRAGEDY. The Melancholy Ending- of Mm. McCaulefa Miserable Elfe. Chicago, February 24.—Mrs. Lizzie McCauley, who shot and killed her hus band on December 24, 1887, and who was found dead in bed this moruing with her two children, aged 3 and 1, having smothered the children and then sui cided by inhaling gas from a rubber tube connected with a jet, had not been exactly in her right mind since the killing of her husband, but never gave intimation uf any intention ta commit suicide. The cause of her killing her husband was his intimacy with her sister-in-law, Mrs. James Mackin. For some time prior to the crime McCauley's neglect and frequent absence from homo had given his wife a great deal of worriment, and ehe finally employed a detective, who located Mc- Cauley and Mrs. Mackin living as man and wife in another part of the city. Mackin, the betrayed husband, took steps to have the guilty pair arrested for adult ery, while Mra. McCauley filed suit against her husband for divorce. On the after noon of December 24, 1887, a reporter called at McCauley's residence to inter view him regarding the matter. While he was conversing with McCauley in the parlor, Mrs. McCauley entered the room with a revolver in her hand, and, with out saying a word, shot down her faith less husband, who died instantly. After the killing, for S)me time, Mrs. McCauley was a raving maniac. The Coroner's jury discharged her from custody, declaring her insane at the time of the shooting. Another at tempt by McCauley's mother to induce the grand jury to take up tho case failed. When Mrs. McCauley had recovered from the nervous prostration she went to another part of the city with her chil dren, and has since lived in retirement with friends. AFRICAN NEWS. How the Native Killers Work Revo lutions— Stan ley's i'lans, London, February 25.—Letters from missionaries, dated Zanzibar, January 24th, have been received in this city. They give details of the third revolt in Uganda. It appears that King Kiwews, who was raised to the throne after the overthrow of his brother, King Mwanga, tried to poison his Arab supporters, but the plot failed. He then in vited three of them to a pri vate audience. At a signal from the King they were seized, and the King speared two of them and was in the act of spearing the other, when the Arab managed to free himself from the grasp of his cantors and fired at the King, who fled. King Kiwewa has since been try ing to induce the Christian chiefs to assist him in regaining the throne, upon which, after his flight, the Arabs placed Kalema, a son of Mu tesas. The letters confirm the report that an English missionary named Brooks has been murdered. The missionaries at Lake Tanganyika report that there is ample evidence that wholesale slaughter and enslavement of the natives is pro ceeding in the direction of Tippoo Tib's district. In Nyangwe district there are rumors that Stanley is there collecting men to make a big war on tbe tribes to the northward, but this is considered doubtful. Mexicans ftobbed of Water. El Paso, Tex., February 25.—A report to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Re lations, made by the Mexican Consul Escobar, of this city, on the effects of certain irrigation measures now pending at Washington, has just been made pub lic. The Consul says that the taking of water from the Rio Grande in New Mex ico for the Jornade Dal Muerto and El Paso Canal Company will result in the decadence' and ruin of Mex ican towns along rivers whose only industry is farming by irrigation with water from the Rio Grande. He says if such measures are put iv operation by the United States, the water of the river will be entirely consumed in New Mex ico, and his people will be deprived of any for their use. He claims that Mex ico has the first right to that water, and asks that strong measures be taken by his country to prevent such an injury to its frontier towns. London, February 25. —The Mark Lane Express Bays: Last week iv London the average price of English wheat fell to 315., owing to the fact that the greater portion tendered by farmers was of poor quality. Deliveries do not improve. Foreign wheat is firmer, with a Blight increase of business. Corn shows a ten dency toward weakness. The retail in quiry for oats has improved and was at an occasional advance of 3d. To-day the coid weather and the moderate sup plies improved the tone of tbe market, English wheat sold slowly at previous prices; flour firm; malting barley and malt steady; new California 40s. 6d. per quarter. Grinding barley steady. New American corn 3d. lower; old steady, closing weak. Oats in fair retail request. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. Gills in a Fquib Factory Cremated. THE NAMES ON THE DEATH ROLL, Two Boys Reported to Have Shared the Same Fate—Some Heart rending - Scenes. Associated Press DißDatchea to the Ii i: kai.ii Pittsburg, February 25.—A Wilkea barre, Pa., special Bays a terrible ex plosion occurred in a Equib factory at Plymouth. Nine girls were burned to death and thirteen seriously injured. Later. —It is now reported that nine women and two boys were killed. The cause of the explosion is not learned. Everything about the scene of the wreck is confusion and excitement. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Wh.kekhaure, Pa., February 25. —A terrible disaster occurred at Plymouth, a few miles from here, by which the souls of ten girls and one man were hurled into eternity. Back of the tiaylord shaft stood the factory of John Powell, used tor the manufacture of the squibs used by miners in loosening the coal in mines. The factory employed eighty-four girls, ranging from 12 to 20 vcars old, and several male workmen. While the ma jority of the girls were at their homes eating lunch, people were startled by the deafening thunders of a terrific explosion. They rushed terror-stricken to the doors and windows, and in the distance saw clouds of smoke ascending from the squib factory. Soon a large crowd had gathered around it and women began wringing their hands and men turned away from the sight presented when the charred body of a young girl was seen lying in one of tbe rooms, and the fact became known that at least twenty persons were in the building at the time of the explosion eating their noonday lunch. The scene was fraught with terror as the girls, some of them bleeding, others gasping for a few breaths of fresh air. rushed to the windows anil screamed frantically for help. MINERS TO TITE RESCUE. About this time a dozen miners from be adjoining colliery came upou the scene, and as soon as thoy saw the bleeding forms of the girls calling for aid, they rushed towards tbe building in a body, but fate prevented their proferred succor. As soon as they stepped near the door another terrific explosion took place, aad the entire building collapsed, burying in the ruins the forms that, a moment before, had stood cry ing for assistance. The brave men when the smoke and flying debris had settled, ru3hed among the ruins, and, one •by one, the bodies were taken out, charred beyond recog nition, bleeding and mangled. As mothers saw and recognized some fa miliar token or piece of dress by which they could tell their loved ones, the scene was one that represented the ex treme throes of sorrow and destruction. The bodies, as fast as they were taken out, were removed to an undertaking establishment, where they were placed in a row. Their features were so badly mutilated that they were scarcely recog nizable. THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS. Tbe killed, so far as known, are Kate Jones, aged 18; Maggie Lynch, aged 21; Hut tie Jones, aged Id; Gladdis Reese, aged 16; Mary Walters, aged 17; Maggie Ricbards, aged 17; Mary A. Lake, aged 17; Ruth Powell, aged 19; Esther Pow ell, aged 22; Jane Ann Thomas, aged 10; Charlotte Humphreys, aged 17. John Powell, the proprietor, was badly injured. Business in the town of Plymouth is at a standstill and a deathlike pall hangs over the community. Several kegs of powder caused the explosion, but how they were exploded is yet a mystery. At the main entrance the remains of five girls were found. They must cvi dently have made an effort to get out after the first explosion, but were caught in the debris before they could reach the door. Not one was recognizable. Some had their heads blown off, others their arms, and the majority were minus both legs and arms. The arrival of the relations of the dead added confusion to the scene. Their cries were heartrending. What made it more pathetic was the fact that mothers aud sisters were unable to recognize their dead. After working for hours, the rescuers succeeded in getting out all the remains, which consisted of trunks, arms, legs and skulls. Every one in the building at the time of the explosion perished, with the exception of Foreman Reese. He was standing at a stove when the first explo sion took place. He rushed for the door to notify the girls, when the second ex plosion knocked him down in the base ment. He managed to crawl out of this place. The cause of the explosion is a mys tery. Reese says that squibs piled in a box must have exploded from spontan eous combustion. He says he never allowed any large quantity of powder in the building. When powder was wanted it was taken from a magazine 100 yards away. Experts, however, claim" that there must have been powder in the building or the force of the explosion would not have been so great. There were three stoves in the building. It is stated that on several occasions the girls, in order to have a little fun, would place powder on the stove, "just to see it shoot off." Another theory advanced for the ex plosion is that a pot of sulphur on the stove which was used to dip the squibs into, must have boiled over and ignited some loose powder which fired the kegs. The scenes around tbe undertaker's establishment, where the bodies of the victims were taken, were heartrending. Eleven bodies lay there, headless, arm lens and legless. From pieces of the scorched clothing and small buttons the victims were identified. ttreat Run at Rllllarda. Chicago, February 25.—Frank Maggi ola was Jacob Schaeffer's opponent to night in a remarkable four hundred point billiard contest. Maggiola did not play much—he did not have the chance. At the end of the third inning he had two points and Schaeffer three. In the fourth inning, Schaeffer made three hundred and ninety-seven points, the largest run made at a game in public. The score was: Schaeffer, 0, 3, 0, 397 —400; aver age, 100. Maggiola, 1, 0. 0,1—2; aver age, two-thirds. Tbe Pacific Squadron for Samoa. Berlin, February 26.—The Kieler Zeitung says the German training squadron will proceed from Port Said to Zanzibar to replace the Pacific cruising squadron now engaged in the blockade on the East African coast, and tbe latter will then sail for Apia.