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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mail unle-s the same have been paid for in advance. This rule Is Inflexible. Ayees Js Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT— Owing to oar grchtly increased facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior manner Special attention will bo given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. WEDNESDAY, ITIAftCH 6, 1889. How We Are Lie About. Our attention has been called to a special, dated Los Angeles, February IMth, that has been copied very exten sively into Eastern papers, and which bristles with barefaced lies about our city, section and State. The wretched slander first appeared, as near as we can discover, in the Chicago Newt, It starts out by saying that there are six thousand willing workers out of employment in this city, and that there were from three to four thousand unemployed people at the Fehneman Sunday labor meetings held in front of the Court House. These gross exaggerations are of a piece with those sent to the San Francisco Examiner by its telegraphic correspon dent here. While it is a fact that num bers of men were thrown out of employ ment here on account of the stringency following upon the great activity of the boom, it is not anywhere near the truth that there were ever six thousand wil ling workers lying idle in this city. There may have been at the time of the greatest depression from eight hundred to one thousand working people out of employment here. The labor market here, as elsewhere, regulates itself. When labor is plentiful, the demand is met by an influx of workers. When it slacks off, the greater part of the surplus goes elsewhere. It was so here when the demand partly ceased for a line of workingmen who had been drawn to our city by the extra ordinary activity in building. The highest number attending the la bor meetings, we are assured, would not exceed one thousand people. Los Angeles is no exception to other large cities. They are the focus of all kinds of people, and there is always a large percentage of unemployed in them who are always unemployed, whether the times are good or bad. These we have, and have always had. In dull times they go to swell the ranks of tbe really enforced idle, and magnify in appearance the number of the unwillingly unemployed. For over a year the people of this city have agitated and tried to commence very extensive public works. A sewer system, with its outlet to the sea, and tne improvement of our streets in every direction, are among the works we have tried to get under way. A great deal of street work has been done, and there is a great deal to do. But in anticipation of these public works, we have no doubt that many people have come here seek ing a chance to labor who would other wise not have come. Yet we will ven ture the assertion that there has been no time in the past year in which a new work, drawing one thousand men out from those willing to labor, would have left a corporal's guard of unemployed in the city, outside of the constitutional idlers. The "boss" liar whose "special" we are discussing, not satisfied with grossly and enormously exaggerating the num ber of idle people here, places the cap •heaf on his column of slander by saying that it would be putting it mildly to say that our city was dead. "Mummified," says this shameless traducer, "would perhaps sound better." Whether this fellow is paid by interested parties for running down our city, we know not. But there is an animus in that ex pression which sounds very much like the stock slanders of our place emanating from the Northern Citrus Belt boomers. The venom of some of the Sacramento and Oakland papers is squirted at our section in season and oat of season. It has inoculated many otherwise liberal people, and the ordinary greeting which a Los Angelefio receives in the capital of the State or tbe lodging quarters of San Francisco, is to welcome him from the land of "bursted boom." This is, of course, smart and witty. But whenever any candid denizen of those places pays us a visit, he readily acknowledges the fact, which has been subscribed to by people from all parts of the Union, that Los Angeles, notwithstanding its "bursted boom," is the busiest city not only in the State but outside of it. Our section will tiouiish and grow in population and wealth in spite of all the lying it may be subjecte i to by gangrened scribblers, wherever they may be. It will do so because it possesses the ele ments of growth and wealth in its soil, climate and situation. The imperial county of Los Angeles has homes and possibilities of subsistence for a million and a half of people. To say that one tenth of that number is a surfeit, is to say that American posh and energy do not belong to us in common with the j rest of the people of this country. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 6. 1889. The report of the Managers of the Girls' Home shows that that excellent institution is sadly in need of funds. It has for the past three months been run ning, so to speak, ''on tick," all the needful money for expenses during that'time having been advanced by one of the Directors. Whilst the institution haß a house and lot which it has paid for, and is solvent, it has no income to meet the running coßt of its maintenance. It will be impos sible for it to long continue in its good work unless the benevolent peo ple o< this city come promptly to its re lief. Tbiß institution has been the means of saving a great number of way ward giris from a life of shame, and has provided many of them with good homes. It has carried out a work of practical re form in a quiet way, and has become a haven of refuge for many unfortunate creatures who would have been irre trievably lost without it. Our city can not afford to let bo worthy an in stitution close for want of funds, and in view of the important pub lic work it carries out, it should be placed on a sure footing by receiving direct support from the City Council. The average cost of maintaining the Home has been about $70 per month. I Surely the city could not devute that much money to a more worthy or useful I public object. In the meantime, we hope that philanthropic and public spirited citizens will come to its immedi i ate relief. Tub Legislature has passed the bill to | make the Superintendent of State Print !ing an elective office. This is a bad move. Up to 1872 it was elective; but experience had shown that the depart ment had become the centre of political jobbery, and the cost of the State's print ing was infinitely greater than it should have been. To be sure the State did not, up to that time, have its own printing office and material and presses, and the Printer charged by the piece for all public work done. Since the State has had its own establishment, the Su perintendents have been appointed by the Governors, and the system has worked well. There is a very large amount of patronage connected with the State Printing office now, and to make the office of Superintendent elective will I give that patronage into the hands of politicians, and result, in all probability, in an inefficiency in the conduct of the department such as has not obtained, and cannot obtain, under thf, present method. The State Supreme Court has just or'ered a new trial in the murder case of the rich highbinder, Lee Chuck, on the extraordinary grounds that the jury who tried the case had been given brandy and wine with their coffee while i they were out. We are not told that these stimulants had been distributed in large enough quantities to make the jury drunk; but the mere fact that they had . brandy with their coffee seems to l have been held as sufficient , for setting aside their ver dict. Lee Chuck is a rich scoundrel, | and committed a deliberate murder four , years ago. He has had several trials, i and got the'best of the law each time through Borne technicality. He would have swung this time if the brandy and claret proposition had been eliminated from the case; but now he will have an other trial, and probably again squeeze out through a technical loophole. It is wonderful how Chinese criminals of high degree can play hide and seek with justice in San Francisco. Our esteemed evening contemporary can take the bakery at bragging. Yester day it gloated over its morning rivals in fine style. Because the President's in augural was delivered at noon in Wash ington, which is 9 o'clock here, and was of course transmitted in time for a paper published in Los Angeles in the after noon to print it, the Express crows over its enterprise, and would convey the idea to its readers that the morning papers were slow pokes because they did not give the mes sage before it was out of the President's hands. It is humiliating, but we confess that we are not smart enough to recount events of any kind in advance of their occurrence. We know that some papers have this faculty, and even give the details of things not only before they occur, but when they never occur at all. This is indeed smart journalism. HESSIANS IN THE REVOLUTION. The v rauic not for Par. hut Because There Wan ><> Help for It. The hiring of Hessian troops was bit terly condemned by Lord John Caven dish in the House of Commons and by Lords Camden and Shelburne and the Duke of Richmona in the House of Lords, and Chatham's indignant in vectives at a somewhat later date are familiar to every one. It is proper, how ever, that in such an affair as this jwe should take care to affix our blame in the right place. The King might well argue that in carrying on a war for what the majority of Parliament regarded as a righteous object, it was no worse for him to hire men than to buy cannon and ships. Tbe German troops, on their part, might justly complain of Lord Camden for stigmatizing them as "mercenaries," inasmuch as they did not come to America for pay, but be cause there was no help for it. It was, indeed, with a heavy heart that these honest men took their arms to go beyond sea and fight for a cause in which they felt no sort of interest, and great was the mourning over their departure. The persons who really deserved to bear the odium of this transaction were the mercenary princes,who thus shamelessly sold their subjects into slavery. It was a striking instance of tbe demoralization which had been wrought among the petty courts of Germany in the last days of the old empire, and among the German peo ple it excited profound indignation. The popular feeling was well expressed by Schiller in his "Cabale und Liebe." Frederick the Great, in a letter to Vol taire, declared himself beyond measure disgusted, and by way of publicly ex pressing his contempt for the transaction he gave orders to his Custom House offi- ; cers that upon all such of these soldiers as should pass through Prussian territory , a toll should be levied, as upon "cattle exported to foreign shambles."—[At- j 1 antic. PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT IN LOS ANGELES. Lant Indifference to this Source of Wealth—Olscourasrement of Con templating; Investors—l»rcat Ex tent • ( tlie Southern i vII fornia Oil measures—Experiments Iv the Nclß-liborhood of Eos Angeles and In ttae city Limits — .Maiural lias Wells. It is curious, but it is a fact, that very few people outside of Los Angeles, and not many within that charmed circle, dedicated to the goddesses Flora, Ceres and Pomona, know that one of the larg est and finest deposits of petroleum in the world is looted in their county, and ttiat it ramifies throughout a number of adjoining counties, and notably Ventura and Santa Barbara. For years the trav eler on the steamers plying to and fro between San Pedro and San Francisco noticed that there was a peculiar looking scum on tho sea when opposite Redondo Beach and Santa Barbara, and that wherever this scum appeared the surface of the deep was unusually placid. It was literally pouring oil upon the waters, and this oil was the petroleum which exuded from the hind. It will be remembered by those learned in oil de velopments that the thine that led to the discovery of petroleum iv Venango coun ty, Pennsylvania, was the presence of this scum floating on the waters of Oil Creek. For many years the Seneca In dians, who inhabited that portion of Pennsylvania, had gathered this stun'and sold it under the name of Seneca Oil. It waß then and is nov:, a sovereign reme dy for cuts and burns; and, oh tell it rot in Gath, nor publish it in Askelon, it is eaid to have a miraculous efficacy in making hair grow on the top of a bald head. This circumstance was discovered through its continued application to burns and other hurts on the arm or other members thus treated. No man, therefore, need be bahl unless for the distinction, such as it is, involved in that condition. The knowledge that a full head of hair disqualifies a man from sit ting in the front row at the first produc tion of a ballet, will always preserve a good-sized bald contingent. But hereafter, like the tonsure and celibacy of the Romcn Catholic priest hood, the condition is a voluntary one. THE FIRST RJSAL BXPLOITATTOI OF OCR OIL MEASURES. But to return to "our muttons." For a long time it was known that there were oil indications out in the Pico cafion, near Newhall, in Los Angeles county. Newl.all, by the way, was then an un known country, being tbe creation of the oil development, instead of preceding it. Occasionally some person from : abroad would observe these indications, and evince some inclination to exploit them. With the exception or Col. R. S. Baker and Gen. Beale, both of whom have property interests there, there was very little disposition amongst our local capitalists to encourage any practical ' measures looking towarus utilizing these , deposits. It is even related that on one , occasion ex-Governor John G. Downey discouraged an intending investor from having anything to do with them. Not ' withstanding all these drawbacks, how > ever, there were found people willing to ) make the trial. The first impetus was > given to the real development of the I Pico cafion by the appearance of ex- Mayor Bryant and other capitalists of ' San Francisco on the scene. A practical 1 oil man from Pennsylvania, named Tay • lor, was also one of the pioneers. Coio , cidently with his arrival, Mr. Robert C. r MacPherson, one of the most noted oil men of the Pacific Coast, devoted hie ' energies to the Pico cafion. Mayor Bry ' ant and his associates finally disposed of I their interests to a combination consist l ing of Hon. C. N. Felton and Scofield I & Tevis. For some time prior to this deal, Mr. D. G Scofield, one of the most go-ahead 1 and alert business men of the Pacific I Coast, had been directing operations at I Newhall. He early realized "the impor tance of the interests he was supervising, and he threw his whole soul into the work of development. Although we speak somewhat at hazard, it was doubtless through his influ ence that the Messrs. Felton and Tevis were interested in the work. How ever that may be, ample capital was thrown into the Pico cafion; and, the oil ! being there, the result was of course sue. cess. The difficulties were great. It cost infinitely more to bore a well in Southern California than in Pennsyl vania. The tools had to be transported great distances, most of the labor was in ; experienced, and the conformation of , both the territory and the oil measures were essentially unlike. But, fortun ately, with success ahead as a reasonable i probability, these were men not likely to i be arrested on the point of outlay. They I persevered, and the result was a number .of wells whoso output is large and in volves satisfactory pecuniary returns. The peculiarity of the oil wells of 1 Southern California is, that while they do not pour out the astonishing volumes of petroleum that characterize some of the Pennsylvania wells, the yield is con stant. It is not bo easy to get at the statistics of oil production in Los Angeles county now as it was five or six years ago. We recall a figure of the yield of Pico No. 8, which we believe is yielding at the same steady rate yet. Up to 1882 it had shown a record of 100,000 barrels in five years. When some of the oil deposits are first tapped the flow of gas is so strong as to throw the tools out, and the oil spouts up above the head of the derrick. Thereafter they settle down to steady, reliable pumping wells. THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY. The Pacific Oil Company, which is an other name for C. N. Felton and Scofield A Tevis, erected an oil refinery across the bay, near Oakland, and for years they handled the product of the Pico wells, selling their refined oils to and beyond the Texas line, on the Pacific coast, in Mexico and in Central and South America, proving a formidable rival to tho great Standard Oil Company. They had an immense advantage, at least as to the Pacific coast, in the freights across the continent, which amounted to $2.00 a barrel. Some years ago, however, an amicable ar rangement was made with the Standard Oil Company by which that great corporation handles all the product of the Pacific Coast, Company's wells. Since then it has been exceed ingly difficult to get any actual figures as to production. OTHER OIL FIELDS IN LOS ANOELKB COUNTY. Even in the city of Los Angeles itself, wells have been bored for oil, but with out success. Kx-Mayor Prudent Beau dry sunk some wells back of the city in the hills and struck a sort of liquefied a ? al P n Rogers, before he became a foil-fledged real estate speculator, used to haul brea from the hills near the reservoir which supplied the woolen mill i with water, and for years we burned it to i get up steam for the Herald presses. It made a very serviceable fuel. About i a mile out Temple street there was a hole i in the ground from which a strong flow of natural gas flowed which, upon being lighted, gave forth a bright blaze. The brea ranch of Major Hancock for years yielded large quantities of that material, which the Major shipped at a profit to San Francisco and elsewhere. All along the Cahuenga road, near the Los Angeles city line, there are abundant indications of oil. Just now a very promising oil field lies out on the Puente ranch, about six miles northeast of the home of ex-Sheriff Billy Rowland, and belonging, we believe, to that gentleman and Mr. Wm. Lacy. Ten wells are now in operation, and they give a daily yield of one hundred aud forty barrels of heavy lubricatins oil, which is extensively used for fuel in machine shops and other manufacturing establishments of Los Angeles. Two more wells are now being sunk, with every prospect of success. They are all, comparatively, surface wells, the greatest depth being six hundred feet. In the Pico Cation the wells are about three times that depth. OTHER OIL MEASURES. There are very fine oil developments in the Sespe region and in other portions of Ventura county. The most attractive portions ot this territory are owned by Joe Dye, S. H. Mott, and other citizens of Los Angeleß. That stalwart Los Au gelos oil pioneer, Bub McPberson, has for years been superintending the devel opment of oil measures up in Santa Clara county, near San Jose. If anybody can make them a success, Bob is the man, and he is doubtless backed by the power ful Felton-Scofield-Tevis combination. Geologists say that the oil measures of Southern California are as large as those of Pennsylvania ever were. The visit of Mr. Ash burner here in the interest of developing natural gas invests the whole subje t of our oil territories with such a present interest that we have been led to indulge in these brief reminiscences on the subjsct. AMUSEMENTS. Tlie Philharmonic Society's Con cert. We regret to say that the Ivos Angeles Theater was not packed last night on the occasion of the third concert of the Phil haimonic Society. In compensation for the smallcess of the attendance, how ever, there was a fair representation in the audience of our best and most culti vated people. The programme was excellently se lected, and whilst it embraced pieces from the most famous authors, it included two compositions by Mr. Frauz Nebe luntr, of Anaheim, thus redeeming tbe Society's promise of encouraging local musical talent. The concert opened 1 with v light and sparkling overture by Conradi, which was rendered with fine effect by the orchestra. The f»-cond ' number was Beethoven's "Veßper Hymn," which was acceptably rendered by the Society. The two pieces by Franz 1 Nebelung were exquisitely rendered by the orchestra. The first was a true pic ture of the beauties of sunrise, and the 1 second illustrated the varying changes of \ the restless sea. The music is graphic, and shows that the author possesses the 1 right kind of inspiration to give musical character to the tones ot nature. The w?rk achieved by our fellow-countryman 'is greatly to his credit. The gem of the ' evening was the opening number in the ' second part, Mozart's Concerto XVII. '. This is a conctrto for two pianos with orchestral accompaniment, and in the sonata form. The orchestra was at its best in this delightful composition, and its beauty was enhanced by the splendid in strumentation on the pianos by Mrs. Coe and Miss Bessie Marshall. The Society ' sang Schumann's "Gipsy Life" with nn ! wonted spirit. The concert ended with Gounod's grand "Hymn of the Apostles," which was rendered with effect and power by the Sociaty. There is gratifying evidence of im provement in the Philharmonics; but they could, with great advantage, add to their bass voices." Sol NUlltll Husscll. On Thursday evening Sol Smith Rus sell will open at the Grand Opera House in his latest success, A Poor Relation. Of the piece an exchange says: Quaint and perfectly individualized is Sol Smith Russell's "Noah Vale," in the new play written for him and introduced to the Boston public last night for the first time— A Poor Relation. This is a genuine character creation—now humor ous, now pathetic, but always warm hearted, simple-natured, noble-minded. "Noah Vale," in short, is a triumph for Mr. Russell. He has gone beyond Dorcas Pennyroyal and Dorcas ' Penny royal plays. This new character is a great acquisition to tho not too long list of really "human" stage portraitures. Without being a classic, A Poor Relation is certainly much tho best character play yet associated with Mr. Russell. Ascension Uulld Entertainment. The ladies of Ascension Guild, Boyle Heights, gave a very pleasant entertain ment last night, in the building on the corner of First and Cummings streets. The following programme was excellently rendered: Orchestral selection; song, Prof. Ruthard; recitation. Miss Wil liams; song, "The Newfoundland Dog," Russel; vocal duett, Mesdames Catching and Starkweather; recitation, "Nothing to Wear," Mr. Harding; song, "Thy Voice is Near," Miss Longmead; piano forte duett, Mrs. Richardson and Mr. H. S. Hodge. Modjcaka .Matinee. On Friday afternoon Mme. Modjeßka will give Mary Stuart at the LO3 Angeles Theater. The sale of seats will com mence to-day, and it is expected that there will be no vacant seats on this occasion. Mr. Moody at the Pavlll on. Sunday, March 10th, Mr. Moody, the KvaDgelist, will begin a series of services at the Academy of Music, to continue for ten days. Mr. Moody comes here on the invitation signed by the various pas tors of the city. Careful and organized preparations are being made for the con duct of the meetings. Three preparatory prayer meetings will be held this week, to which all persons interested are in vited, on Tuesday evening at the First Presbyterian Church, led by Dr. Rnssell; on Wednesday evening at the Central Baptist Church, led by Dr. Pendleton. The place for Friday evening will be an nounced. These meetings will begin at 7 M 0 o'clock. The Iroquois. The Iroquois Clnb held their regular meeting last night at their ball, No. 17 North Main street. The attendance was more than fair, and was presided over by the President and Grand Sachem, A. F. Mackey. The rotund Clarke was in his place as Secretary. The meeting lasted over a period of two hours and a half, and much important business was trans acted. The Iroquois Club is on a solid basis and their intention to keep np the : organization, after two defeats, goes to i show that they mean business from a i Democratic standpoint. CAPITAL NEWS. Some Aftermath of Inaugu ration Day. Mr. HARRISON'S HANDSHAKING. i The Shah Cabled t'ougratulations. , Ex-Secretaries Resign. Sundry Items. I Associated Press Dispatches to the llkkald. i Washington, March s.—The White House was the centre of attraction, Nearly all of the thousands of visitors in the city made it a visit. Business waß practically at a stand-still in all depart ments, pending the change of official heads. Sight-seers stteamed through the corridors and kept clerks busy answering questions. The President came down shortly after 10 o'clock, took his station in the Fast Room and began the ordeal of shaking hands with the crowds as they passed before him. The President continued the reception up to 3:;i0 o'clock, and shook hands with thousands of persons Including the mem bers of many military and civic organi zations. Secretary Blame came in with tho rest of the crowd and stopped for a short chat with the President. He was recognized by the waiting throng as he left the House and was given quite an ova'ion. Another conspicuous visitor was Rep resentative Randall, who called with the Pennsylvania organizations. (ieorge Barnum, cf New York, and staff, and Governor Hoard and staff wero also among the start. At:! :.'JO o'clock the grounds were still thronged. The re ception was, therefore, closed for the day, and those in waiting were informed that, as it was impossible for the President to shake hands with all of them, he would come out on the porch and review them as they pasted along. This announce ment was well received and the crowd formed in line and marched across the portico, while the President stood in the doorway bowing his acknowledgments of their salutations. Several organiza tions were in the line thus reviewed. CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE IHAE. Washington, March 5. —A cable message was received at the State De partment to-day from the United States Minister to Persia, conveying the Shah's congratulations to l'resident Harrison. The message was submitted to tho Presi dent, who requested Secretary Bayard to make a suitable reply. The following telegram was sent to the Minister in the afternoon- "The President highly ap preciates and cordiaily reciprocates the expressions of the Shah. [Signed] "Bayard." THE NEW MINISTKIIS. All the members of President Harri son's Cabinet are in the city, with the exception of Postmaster-General Wana maker and Secretary Rusk, who will, however, be here to-morrow. MODELS OK RESIGNATION. All the members of ex-President Cleve land's Cabinet tendered their resigna tions to President Harrison yesterday, and he accepted them to-day to take effect upon the qualification of "their suc cessors. Assistant Secretary Rives, of the State Department has tendered his resignation to take effect at once. HOMEWARD HOUND. Washington, March s,—The strains of martial music filled ihe air to-day as the numerous organizations marched down Pennsylvania avenue homeward bound, The streets were thronged. A'steady stream of humanity flowed along the wide avenue. Many of the organizations had their photographs taken in groups, with the Treasury building as a back ground. The companies of the ' Pennsylvania militia that had been i stationed in the State, War and Navy Department building, went away with a high appreciation of the kindness of i Secretary Whitney, who had given orders , that they were to be supplied with abundance of hotel feed during their , stay. The bill which the Secretary re , ceived for this single item of refreshment amounted to $800. Secretary Whitney took official leave of the officers and employes of the Navy Department this afternoon, and at the same time took occasion to say a few pleasant words in regard to his successor. WHITE HOUSE APPOINTMENTS. Washington, March 6,—Elijah W. Halford took the oath ot office as the President's private secretary last night, and formally assumed his duties this morning. Several appointments were made in the force at the mansion to-day. Captain E. S. Dinsmore was appointed en the cleri cal force, and assigned to duty iv charge of the lower floor. E. P. Tibbett and Miss Alice B. Sanger, of Indianapolis, were appointed as clerks. There have been no changes in the old force so far. Hugo Zieman, of Chicago, has been ap pointed steward in place of William T. Sinclair, President Cleveland's valet, who resigned. It is expected that the Cabinet will enter on its duties to morrow morning. The late Republican Committee of Notification called upon the President by special appointment to-day, and after ward upon Vice-President Morton. General Harrison's old regiment, the Severn h Indiana, were accorded a special reception at 2 o'clock. rowdy militiamen. The Pennsylvania troops became very disorderly to-day, and, at one time, it looked as if there might be serious trouble. A crowd c Pennsylvania mili tiamen had congregated on E street, be tween Eighth and Ninth, and completely blockaded the thoroughfare, daring all pedestrians and drivers to pass the line. A patrol of police several times dispersed them, but after a while it was found nec essary to appeal to General Hastings, who ordered General Crawford, or the Tenth Pennsylvania to clear the street and keep it clear. The colonel de tailed a company to charge up and down the street with fixed bayonets, and in i this way the mob was broken up. Most of the rioters were partly intoxicated, and they made themselves a terror to hucksters, keepers of small stands, and I peddlers by rifling them of their goods and severely handling them whenever i they offered any resistance. Senatorial confirmation. Washington, March s.—The Senate 1 was crowded at the opening this morn- 1 ing. Morton got a round of applause as he entered and took tlie presiding offi cer's chair. The committee to notify the President of an extra session reported that the President would communicate j with the Senate in writing shortly. Cockrell offered a resolution for a com- ' mittee to inquire into the causes of delay in the transaction of business in the executive departments. i Stewart offered a resolution declaring < it the sense of the Senate that the basi nets interests of ttie country require the nut chase of four millions of dollars' worth of silver bullion per month for coinage. Both wore laid over as beyond the au thority of this session. The credentials of Marston, appointed by the Governor of New Hampshire, owing to the failure of the Legislature to elect a successor to Chandler, were pre sented. Vest and Harris made the point that they believed such an appointment was unauthorized, but did not oppose the seating of Marston, in view of the fact that the Senate had already made two precedents in such cases. Marston was therefore sworn in. One of the President's secretaries handed the pre siding ctiicer a message from the Presi dent, being the Cabinet appointments. The Senate went into executive session, confirmed them, and adjourned. Hallroadltlaiiert Discussed. Washington, March 5, —A conference between the State Railroad Commission ers and Interstate Commerce Commission was held to-day for the purpose of con sidering tho establishment of a uniform system of reporting railway statistics; the simplification, and unification of classifying freight; whether or not rail way construction should be regulated by law ; how to obtain harmony in rail road legislation, etc. Commissioners were present from twenty different States —among them California. The account ing officers oi several railroads were rep resented by a committee Judge Cooley opened the conference with an address, after which the subjects of uniformity of statistics and classification of freight wore debated. Adjourned till to-mor row. Democratic Senator*' Caucus. Washington, March 5, —The Demo cratic Senators held a conference this morning on the business to come before the special session. No definite conclu sion was reached, but the sentiment of the members was against permitting the consideration of legislative business. Republican Senators, it is stated, will not attempt to do anything hut purely executive business. A two weeks' session, at the most, is expected. A Hallway Lease Annulled. Washington, March 5. —In the opin ion rendered by Justice Miller in the case of the Oregon Railway and Naviga tion Company, the plaintiff-in-error vs. the Oregonian Railway Company (limited), the court holds that the Ore gonian Company had no power to lease i its railroad, and that tho Navigation Company had no power to take a lease. I Overlooked by Cleveland. Washington, March 5. —The following bills did not receive the President's sig i nature, consequently failed to become ; laws: An act to require United States and District Judges to instruct the jury •in writing in certain cases; an act to [ make Port Angeles, Washington Terri tory, a port of delivery; an act pension ing '.he widow of General Kilpatrick. The licncral Appropriation. Washington, March .">.—The amount. ' carried by the general appropriation rassed at this session of Congress is p $281,87!t,000, against.*3os,oßo,ooo for the current year. A PILE OF MONEY Awarded to the Principal of a Very. Smart Agent. YarNGSTowN, Ohio, March 5. —A mes sage received to-night announces that in ( the case of Peter L. Kiinberly against , Charles D. Arms and others residing here, the United States Supreme Court to day rendered a decision in favor of plaintiff. The amount involved in the ' suit is $1,200,000. Kimberly claimed, in 1 substance, that he sent Arms as his 1 agent to Arizona on a prospecting tour, ■ and furnished the necessary funds; that ' Arms located a number of very valuable 1 claims which have since paid heavy * dividends, and was requested to make 1 an accounting to him of his transactions. ' Arms denied that he was the agent of 1 X in)berly, and claimed that whatever 1 investments he made were with his own funds, and that Kimberly had no inter -1 est in them. Arms is in aflluont circum ' stances, and recently completed the I finest residence in this city, costing over i $100,000. The Eada Ship Hallway. Pittsburg, March 5. —Colonel An drews, of the Eadß Tehuantepec Ship > Railway, has received the resignation of r Hon. William Windom as President of j the concern. Andrews has also received • information that the Mexican Govern , ment has granted the changes suggested by the company, predicated upon the de mands of foreign capitalists, and will ; guarantee the interest on $60,000,000, ' estimated to be necessary to construct 1 the road. i Forged to Oblige a Lady. 1 New York, March s.—The trial of Robert Siegel, son of General Franz Siegel, for irregularities while a clerk in | the pension office, were begun this after- I noon before the United States Commis sioner. Young Siegel admitted that he might have signed the check alleged to have been forged. Sometimes ladies asked him to do that when they had their gloves on. Siegel was taken back to Ludlow-street Jail. Britishers Buying llrewerlea. Chicago, March s.—lt is reported that three Chicago breweries were sold to-day to a British syndicate, represented by Mr. Bigelow, of Boston. The considera tion named is $1,800,000. McAvoy's Brewing Company, Walker & Birks, and Tlie Michael Brand Company are the establishments said to have been sold. Bigelow- to-night declined to confirm the report. Ciovernor Church. Bismarck, Dak., March s.—Forty-five mem hers of the Legislature telegraphed President Harrison, asking him to re move Governor Church at once, and to appoint Secretary McCormack acting Governor, the object being to shut off more vetoes on the part of Church. The fflardt Urns. New Orleans, March 5. — The carni val parade to-day was one of the most brilliant pageants ever witnessed here. The subject illustrated was, "Treasures of the Earth." The weather is beautiful. An Kmbezsler Suicides. New York, March s.—Hobart Mul laney, cashier for a lithographing firm, when arrested this morning for embez zlement, shot himself dead. Fuhrenheit ijast. Chicago, March s.—Temperatnre at 8 o'clock this morning: New York 40- Chicago, 32; St. Paul, 28; Winnipeg 22 : New Orleans, 52. 61 ' The Owners of Trotters. Chicago, March s.—The biennial con gress of the American Trotting Associa tion began here to-day. The session will last several days. A Lady Kdltor Dead. New York, March s.—Mary L. Booth, editor of "Harper's Bazaar," died at 5. o'clock this afternoon.