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'No papers ■will be sent to subscribers by mall aniens the name have been paid for in advance. This rule as inflexible. Aybbs & Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT—Owing to our greatly lncreesed facilities we are prepared to execate all kinds of job work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. WKBREsIIAI, ffIAHCH 13, 1880. That is a most exquisite conceit of the Tribune*, that its contemporaries are envious of its enterprise. If it were pat that they are often astounded at its asininity it would hit the proposition exactly between wind and water. Ot it esteemed contemporary, the Tribune, m receiving many congratula tions on its enterprise in getting out a guide book to the Santa Clara mines. It is written in a captivating and loblolly •tyle, one of the chapters being headed, "It reads like a romance." That is it, exactly. It reads tbat way, and is that Trery thing. The nomination of John F. Swift as minister to Japan must be taken by this State as an in lieu of giving California representation in the Cabinet. Mr. Swift, it goes without saying, will accept the mission, and will perform the very mild duties of the position satisfactorily. The Japs are not exacting, and it re quires no great amount of diplomacy to keep the Mikado and his subjects on good terms with a government which they have all along shown great partiality for. The creator of mining booms and wars with Germany had a lot of twaddle in its issue of yesterday about jealousy of other cities in Southern California. The Hkcai.t> has done a good office to San Diego and to the public generally in checking the senseless rush to the Lower California humbug. The presence of multitudes of angry and desperate men, who ought to have been pursuing their ordinary avocations, does no good to any body or any place. Tne twaddle about valuable quartz lodes in Lower California is the device adopted to meet the storm of indignation which will be poured out by the hum bugged thousands who have been de laded into that territory by lying tales of illimitable quantities of placer gold. No region on the American continent has been oftener or more thoroughly pros pected than these same Santa Clara mountains. The whole thing is a "fake" of the most gigantic proportions. Ar. 'kku game was finished the other day in Los Angeles that was worthy of the beet days of Count Bodieco and Ben. Wood. Thousands were blown in with a recklessness that showed the players were blooded to a degree worthy of the flash times of the war, when John Mor rissey was known to drop as high as $100, --000 in a single night in a game in which Wood held the winning cards. As the play was strictly private, the minions of the law probably did not see their way to interfere. The election at Oakland Monday may be set down as an offset to the late municipal election here. In both cities the voters were called upon to select officers to put in operation new charters. The Republicans were successful here by a round majority; in Oakland the Democrats were elected by a round ma jority also. Here there was dissatisfac tion with the personnel of the Demo cratic ticket; there the Republican ticket was very distasteful to a large section of the people. After all, it will not do to depend more on party strength in mu nicipal elections than upon nominations that are unobjectionable. Staunch devotion to a hopeless cause under difficulties is calculated to excite the ad miration of well-balanced people. One only loses interest in Don Quixote •de la Mancha when he surrenders his vagaries and returns to his senses. From all indications our interest in the able and indomitable Frank M. Pixley will never know di minution from such a cause. His hebdomadal, the Argonaut, ia •till as full of venomous denunciation of the Pope's Irish as in its green and salad days. There is something very monotonous in the way professional pedestrians tramp round and round a weary circle. This ia as nothing, however, compared to the interminable circle which Pixley has traversed for now these many years. His ability in coming out at the same hole he went in at is as great as ever. His methods of leading up to his favorite topic are as cunning and far-fetched as those by which one is beguiled into reading an advertisement of 8:. Jacob's oil. After an abstention of two years we started into reading Pixley's editorials of fast week and before we knew where we were we were cheek by jowl with the same old Pope's Irish. All roads were wosrt to lead to Rome, and all Pixley ian J editorials have tbe one invariable terminus. I THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERAU); WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13. 1889. A Hint to Bismarck. A very interesting glance at the con dition the United States is in to meet a war with Germany comes from Admiral Porter. The stout old Admiral takes a far more optimistic view of oar situation than any we have yet seen (rom compe tent sources. He says that, whilst we are weak at present on the ocean, we ceuld carry on a desultory war that would greatly cripple Germany. While we were getting a navy ready, we could shut our ports against German commerce and manufactures; and we could speedily im provise a fleet of privateers that would soon sweep from the ocean the merchant marine of that nation. In the meantime, he cays, we could buy all the rifled guns we would require to stand off German Krupps in vessels off our coasts. The sturdy old sailor, however, strikes the key note to the logic of such a war when he says that if once begun the people of this country would follow it up tc the bitter «nd. We are in position to stand the i! rain of a long war fur better than Germany is. In six months after the opening of hostilities we would have a fleet of ircnclads on the ocean that would hofid their own with the German navy. It is not to be presumed that we would be without friends in such a Btroggle, and perhaps allies. At all events, there are good vessels, with -sffective armaments, that could be bought, and we have the money to buy them. It is not to be sup-, posed that the inventive genius of this country -would not be equal to tbe produc tion in a short rime of vessels armed with offensive projectiles that would hold the Geiman fleet in check until we could send frcm our dockyards a navy that would meet it on equal terms. As the Admiral rays, a pin is worth fighting for if it involves a principle; and if the ■con test is about Samoa, we will never cease hostilities till we have not only wrested it from German control, but placed it irrevocably under our own flag. If Bismarck thinks he tan bu!!y the American people as he has bullied European peoples, he reckons without his host. We are slow to anger; but when once justly aroused, we will not be found wanting in the courage, energy, re sources and steadfastness of purpose that always have made, and always will make, us triumph over our enemies. Perhapß the "Iron Chancellor" would just now till up his time profitably byreading a little history. If he will go back to the beginning of this century he will find that the iirst naval nation of tbe world asserted the right of search against us, and we went to war with her on that question. He will also find that we did not come out of that war second best, al though we then had only just achieved our independence and were in the first stage of our infancy as a nation. If not blinded by pride and egotism, he will draw a wholesome lesson from that episode, and conclude that the people who could achieve such a triumph when they numbered only seven millions and had an exchequer tbat was bankrupt, are not going to de teriorate in achievement when they are full grown and number sixty tnillions, with a treasury overflowing with money and with a country of bonndless re sources. This thing is certain: The United States is not anxious for a fight with anyoody. But the United States, if fight it mast, is determined to come out of it victorious at any cost. A'Teky important innovation in full dress for ladies has just taken place in England. Her most gracious majesty, the yueen, in her old age, has relented in that rigid requirement which com pelled the fair dames, presented at her drawing-room, to go there in very ntrolltte attire. What has impelled her majesty to this momentous revolution in court usages, which must be acceptable to so many delicate ladies who have hitherto shivered and laid the seeds of consump tion at these ceremonies, has not yet been made public. All such ordinances, however, when they emanate from roy alty, have their origin in some personal infirmity or condition of the sovereign. Thus the high Elizabethan ruff was de vised to conceal the scorbutic ravages on the neck of good Queen Bess. Patches had their origin not in any desire to heighten by contrast the brilliancy of a fair complexion, but to keep some court lady in countenance who hap pened to have an offensive blemish of the skin, for which cuticura remedies are now offered in the public press. The gray wigs so fashionable amongst those actors who personate tbe gallants of the old comedies, were originally donned to make an aging monarch appear to be as young as bis courtiers, and very pretty they look over a blooming and youthful face. Of recent years the donning of crinoline was a marked evidence of the absolutism of court etiquette. When the Empress Eugenic found herßelf in the condition ladies wish to be who love their lords, the device of hoops, in which she was followed by the whole feminine world, left mankind none the wiser. It is just possible that a too liberal regimen —including brown stout and other crea ture comforts—has made the Empress- Queen willing to vail her own charms; and, presto! thepulchritudinousmaiden hood and matronhood of England must needs follow suit. Tub appointment of John F. Swift aa Minister to Japan seems something like a drop for that gentleman. He was strongly talked of as Secretary of the In terior; and it is like that step which separates the sublime from the ridicu lous to shunt him off on the court of the Mikado. However, he can console him self with the reflection that he has done better than Estee. We always felt it in our bones that the Chairman of the Re publican National Convention had put his foot in it when, in announcing to Harrison his nomination, he said to him: "There were many able and re spectable candidates before the Conven tion, and jet, sir, you were nominated." Men do not often forgive a speech like that. The President, doubtless, has a man's ordinary share of egotism, and, in his moments of introversion he can discern evidences of both ability and respectability in himself, and to be caved down the bank ia his own house in that cavalier style must have been far from agreeable. It is quite pos sible that the farmer from Napa really meant no slur, but he should have re called Mrs. Malaprop's sagacious remark that "comparisons are odorous." Courtly speeches are clearly not Mr. Estee's specialty, although ho could deliver a lecture on the vine pest in a very felici tous manner. He seems to be the Moses of the Republican party of California, and cannot get beyond the Mt. Pisgah from which he can clearly discern the fair and far prospects of office from which he is forever shut out. Tiik suit of Chapman versu3 the Bank of California involves the value of 48,000 acres of land in the choicest part of Fresno county. Chapman was one of the most successful and extensive land-grab bers in the State. By "ways that were dark and tricks that were vain," he maintained inside relations with the United States Surveyor-General's office in this State through all the early adminis trations. By this means he knew in ad vance what public lands were to be listed for sale. These he would cover at once with Chippewa and other scrip he had bought for a song. There was a league between Chapman and Friedlander, the great wheat operator,by which the latter advanced money to plow and Eeed the lands, and thus tbe latter could control so large a share of the "State's crop of wheat as to enable him to influence the market to suit his interests. When Friedlander got in a corner in 1875, he borrowed large sums from the Bank of California. Chapman endorsed Friedlander's paper and put up land as security. The bank foreclosed upon these lands a number of years ago, and sold oil" extensive tracts at figures so profitable tbat the bank not only recov ered altogether from its difficuities of 1870, but its stock advanced to figures that have made all who held large blocks of it immensely rich. Chapman has been in court before with the bank to induce tbe courts to declare the Fresno lands trust property placed in its hands for the purpose of liquidating the erraorsed paper of Friedlander; but the courts were disposed to look upon the transaction as in the shape of a mortgage that had lapsed by default of payment. The present suit will definitely dispose of the contest. If it should go against the bank, that cor poration will have an enormous account ing to make to Chapman; but this is hardly likely. Chapman is now, we understa nd, very poor, and living in straitened circumstances in Kern county, and is in no condition to cope with the great moneyed corporation in a litigation that may be protracted for years. The fact that the electric plant for the cruiser Charleston passed through here Monday night on a special train making passenger time, shows that the Depart ment of the Navy is waking up. We may now look for the armament of the same vessel coming out with equal dispatch. We may not have actual warlike use for this ironclad at once; but there is nothing like being ready for an emergency. The people of this country would feel far easier than they do now, if tbey had half a dozen ironclads, armed with long range heavy calibre guns, cruising in these waters at the present time. It is not a nice feel ing for a nation, any more than it is for an individual, to feel itself placed at a disadvantage under circumstances that may at any moment end in a col lision. The sooner tho Charleston and the Monodnock are placed in fighting trim the better will our position be both in Samoa and on this coast too. East Los Angeles, March 12, "89. Editors Hekalo—At the National Guard meeting in San Francisco some time ago, the Hon. M. M. Estee made the following statement: "Thearmvof the United States is composed of 24,000 men, 23,000 of whom are officers, and 1,000 men." To settle a dispute would you please in an early edition state if those figures are correct, and oblige J. R. Wilson. The number of enlisted men in the United States army on the Ist of Decem ber, 1885, was 25,500; officers, 2,182. There has been but little, if any, increase since that time. It is probable that Mr. Estee was made the victim of a typographical error, and actually said that the army was composed of 24,000 men, 2,300 of whom were officers. AMUSEMENTS. The •> llnle In tbe t. round" at live Opera Bonn . To-morrow evening the Hoyt & Thomas Opera Company will commence a three-days' engagement at the Grand Opera House. The company will pre sent a Hole in the Ground, a comedy satire which was a great success here last season and which has just been drawing full houses at San Francisco. The sale of seats for the season is already very large. ». ti l; or OK t M.l>. Prices Brought by Our Oolden Fruit lv Chicago. Chicago, March 12.—Montgomery, Ward oi Company to-day sold the follow ing consignment of oranges by order of the Earl Fruit Company. Fancy River side seedlings, $2.-54; Fancy Mountain seedlings, $2.<>Oo< 2.30; Tustin Mountain seedlings, $email@example.com; Los Angeles seed lings, 152.45(» 2.35; Duarte seedlings, $2.45(0 2.50; Fancy Riverside Washing ton navels, $4.45; Fancy Riverside navels, $5.95; Santa Ana Washington navels $2 So (if 2.85, Santa Ana Australian navels, $2.80(92.55. "hen and Satiifactory. Pim.AjJKi.i'HiA, March 12.—The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Penn sylvania Railroad Company was held to day. In exactly seven minutes from the opening of business, the chairman an nounced that the meeting had adjourned. The customary resolutions were offered and everything was found satisfactory. A committee of stockholders will nomi nate the Board of Directors. Admiral i»u>l« Dead. | Washington, March 12.—Admiral John Lee Davie, U. 8. N., (retired), died in this city this morning. AT WASHINGTON. The Senate Committees Finally Completed. SOME NOMINATION'S CONFIRMED. Tho President anil the Governor shiu of Arizona—Sketches of Some of the Elect. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hebald.! Washington, March 12, —This has been a busy day lor the President. Among the delegations received was one from Arisona, with Thomas A. Wilson as spokesman, who talked about the Gov ernorship of tlfat Territory. Senator Stanford, accompanied by Rep resentatives Felton, Morrow and Vande ver, also called and urged the President to appoint, as Public Printer, H. 'A. Os borne, of tho Los Angeles, Cal., E.rprtst, Osborne's application is endorsed not only by the above named, but by Sena tors Jones and Stewart, of Nevada, Mit chell and Dolph, of Oregon. THE StSNATE. The Arraßgemcut of the Variolic ajommlttee* Completed. WASHINGTON, March 12—In the con tinued absence of the Vice-President, iDgalls acted as presiding officer of the Senate. At 12:15 Piatt obtained unanimous consent to have suspended so much of the rules as require that Standing Com mittees be elected by ballot, and as re quire the election of the Committee on Kxpendituros of Public Moneys; that the Committee be represented by one for Organization, Conduct and Expendi tures of the Executive Departments. Piatt then offered a resolution (agreed to) for election of standing committees. The leading committees follow: Agriculture and Forestry—Paddock, Blair, Plumb, Higgins, McMillan, George, Gibson, Jones of Arkansas, and Bate. Appropriations—Allison,Dawes,Plumb, Hale, Farwell, Beck, Cockrell, Call and Gorman, Civil Service and Retrenchment— Chace, Dawes, Manderson, Stanford, Washburn,Walthall,Wilson of Maryland, Berry and Brown. Coast Defenses —Dolph, Cameron, Hawley, Iliscock, McPherson, Hampton and Reagan. Finance—Morrill, Sherman, Jones of Nevada, Allison, Aldnch, Hiscock.Voor hees, Beck, McPherson, Harris, Vance. Fisheries —Stockbridge, Dawes, Stan ford, Hampton and Blodgett. Foreign Relations — Sherman, Ed munds, Frye, Evarts, Dolph, Morgan, Brown, Payne and Eustis. State Commerce—Cullom, Piatt, Blair, Wilson of lowa, Hiscock, Harris, (ioruian, Keagan and Barbour. Military Affairs —Hawley, Cameron, Manderson. Slewart, Davis, Cockrell, Hampton, Walthall and Bate. Mines and Mining—Stewart, Jones of Nevada, Mitchell, Teller, Bate, Faulkner and Hearst. Naval Affairs —Cameron, Hale, Stan ford, Stockbridge, Maraton, McPherson, Butler. Blackburn and Gray. Privileges and Elections—Hoar, Frye, Teller, Evarts, Spooner, Vance, Pugh, Quay and Turpie. Public Lands —Plumb, Blair, Dolph, Teller, Paddock, Morgan, Walthall, Berry and Pascoe. Railroads —Mitchell, Sawyer, Hawley, Stockbridge, Wolcott, Morston, Brown, Kenna, Blackburn aud Berry. Territories—Piatt, Cullom, Manderson, Stewart, Davis, Butler, Payne, Jones, of Arkansas, and Blackburn. The following are the Western mem bers of the committees named: Claims— Mitchell, Wolcott; Contingent Expenses —Jones: Commerce—Jones and Dolph; Education and Labor — Stanford and Stewart; Indian Affairs—Wolcott and Hearst; Private Land Claims—Stewart and Wolcott; Public Buildings and Grounds —Stanford; Revision of Laws — Stanford. The report was adapted. THE SPECIAL COMMITTEES. Washington, March 12. —In the Sen ate the following special committees were appointed; To Inquire into the Claims of Citizens of the United States against Nicaragua —Morgan, Wilson of Missouri, Hearst, Hoar and Cameron. On the President's Message Transmit ting the Report of the Pacific Railway Commission—Frye, Dawes, Hiscock. Davis, Morgan, Butler and Hears;. On Relations with Canada—Hoar, Allison, Hale, Dolph, Pugh, Butler and Voorhees. On Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands—Stewart, Alliaon, Plumb, Hiscock, Gorman, Reagan and Jones of Arkansas. On Centennial of Constitution and Discovery of America—Hiscock, Sher man, Hoar, Hawley, Voorhees, Eustis and Colquitt. On the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians —Butler, Morgan, Dawes, Cameron and Teller. Claims—Spooner, Hoard, Mitchell, Higgins, Wolcott, Jones of Arkansas, Wilson of Maryland, Pasco and Faulkner. Contingent Expenses—Jones of Nev ada, Paddock, Vance. Census—Hale, Morrill, Wilson of lowa, Stockbridge, Davis, Berry, Black barn, Blotlgett, Turpie. Commerce—Frye, Jones of Nevada, Dolph, Cameron, Sawyer, Cullom, Wash burn, Ransom, Coke, Vest, Gorman, Kenn and Gibson. I District of Columbia—lngalls, Spooner, Farwell, McMillan, Higgins, Harris, Vance. Daniel and Faulkner. Education and Labor—Blair, Wilson of lowa, Stanford, Stewart, Washburn, George, Pugh, Payne and Barbour. Engrossed BiHb—Farwell, Quay and Colquitt. Epidemic Diseases—Harris, Bampton, Eustis, Berry, Hale, Stockbridge and Marston. To examine the several branches of the civil service—Higgins, Aldrich, Alli son, Hampton and Quay. Organization, conduct and expendi tures of tho Executive departments- Sherman, Frye, Spooner, Cockrell, Kenna, Gibson and Barbour. Improvement of the Mississippi river— Washburn, Farwell, Hawley, Marston, Eustis, Waltham and Bate. Indian affairs—Dawes, Piatt, Stock bridge, Manderson, Wolcott, Morgan, Jones of Arkansas, Hearst and Daniel. Judiciary—Edmunds, Ingalls, Hoar, Wilson of lowa, Evarts, Pugh, Coke, Vest and George. Library—Evarts, Hoar and Voorhees. Manufactures—McMillan, Quay, Piatt, Colquitt and Blodgett. Patents—Teller, Chace, Piatt, Hiscock, Gray, Kenna and Reagan. Pensions—Davis, Blair, Sawyer, Pad dock, Marston, Turpie, Blodgett, Faulk ner and Harbour. Postoffice and Postroads — Sawyer, Chace, Mitchell, Quay, McMillan, Col quitt, Wilson of Maryland, Reagan and Ulodgett. Printing—Manderson, Hawley and Gorman. Private Land Claims—Ransom. Col quitt, Pasco, Edmunds, Stowart, Ingalls and Wolcott. Public Buildings and Grounds —Stan- ford, Morrill, Spooner, Quay, Vest, Daniel and Pasco. Revision of LawH—Wilson of lowa, Stanford, Teller, Wilson of Maryland, and Daniel. Revolutionary Claims—Coke, Pugh, Hearst, Cliace and Morrill. Rules — Aldrich, Sherman, Ingc.lls, Harris, Blackburn. Transportation Routes to Seaboard — Quay, Mitchell, Cullom, Dawes, Ald ncb, Gibson, Vest, George, Tar pie, ANNEXATION OF CANAOA. A long and interesting discussion took place on a motion made by Payne to strike from the list of select committees that on Relations with Canada. Hoar said it was useless to be blind to the fact (and no discretion was required as to il) that there was a large and grow ing body of men in Canada that deßired annexation to the United States, but nobody proposed to accomplish it with out the free and intelligent and instruct ed will of the peoule of both countries. Cullom did not think that there could be too much investigation into the rela tions existing (and to exist) between the United States and Canada. He very much desired that such investigation and I repress should be made as would ulti mate in tbe two countries becoming one. Sherman favored tho Committee. He did not beliove that, with a long-Btretch ing border between the two countries they could long continue in peace. There would be a great nation springing up to the north of the Uniled States, and that fact would necessitate a standing army on each side, which would endanger the republican form of government. He hoped some day for the union as a popu lar movement with both peoples. Edmunds said he would vote for a standing committee, but with the reserve that the vote would not commit him to the idea of favoiing annexation or politi cal union. That step once taken would be indissoluble. Morrill Baid he was quite willing to have the committee appointed, as it af forded an opportunity for steam to be blown off ou the question. He regarded the whole agitation on the subject as pre posterous, as there never had been a time when Canada was more loyal to Great Britain than now. Blair disclaimed the inferences to be drawn from the remarks of the Vermont Senator that New England was not in favor of political union. Frye spoke of the necessity of obtain ing commercial and other statistics, but declared that any movement on the part of the United States, looking towards annexation, would be a profound mis take and would retard it. After further debate, Payno withdrew his motion. All the select committees were agreed to and the Senate \.ent into an executive session, and confirmed the nominations of Messrs. Palmer, Swift, Washburn nd Tichenor, and scon afler adjourned. NOMINATIONS t.ONFUtMED. Washington, March 12. —The Senate this afiernoon confirmed tbe following nominations: Thomas W. Palmer, Michigan, Minister to Spain ; John F. Swift, California, Minister to Japan; John F. Washburn, Massachusetts, Con sul-General to Switzerland; George C. Tichenor, Illinois, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. The nominations sent in to-day were referred appropriate com mittees and the Senate then adjourned. NEW NOMINATIONS. Washington, March 11. —The follow ing additional nominations were sent to the Senate to-day : Geo. S. Batcheller, of New York, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Albert G. Porter, of Indiana, Minister to Italy; John A. Enander, of Illinois, Consul-General to Denmark; Arthur C. Milette, Watertown, Dakota, for Governor of Dakota; Luther B. Rich ardson, Grand Forks, Dakota, Secretary of Dakota; Cornelius H. Hanford, Washington Territory, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington Ter ritory; Geo. W. Irvin, of Montana, United States Marshal for Montana; Shelley H. Chambers, of Indiana, United States Attorney for Indiana. General Geo. S. Batcholler, of New York, has been selected as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, to succeed Thompson, and his nomination will prob ably be sent to the Senate this afternoon. SKETCHES OF SOME NOMINEES. Washington, March 12. —John A. Enander, of Illinois, who was to-day nominated to be Minister resident and Consul-General at Copenhagen, Den mark, is about CO years of age and was t born in Sweden. He is tbe editor of a 1 Scandinavian paper, published in Chi cago. He always has been a consistent f Republican in politics, and has never t held a public office. [ Geo. W. Bachellar, appointed Assist ant Secretary of the Treasury, is a grand- I nephew of Roger Sherman. He gradu . ated at Harvard in 1867, and was elected 5 to the New York Legislature the follow ing year. He served during the war , with distinction, and was from 1875 to I 1880 Judge of the International Tribunal at Cairo, Egypt. He will take the place now occupied by Governor Thompson, and will have the immediate supervision of all appointments under the Treasury . Department. His appointment was urged by ex-Senators Miller and Piatt. Cornelius H. Hanford, nominated , Chief Justice of Washington Territory, is a resident of Seattle, where he practiced law for several years. He has been closely identified with Territorial enterprises, and is chairman of the Re publican Central Committee. George W. C. Irwin, nominated United States Marshal of Montana, is an old resident of Butte and is engaged in min ing. He was at one time Sheriff of Deer Lodge County. A FREE RAILROAD RIDE. Washington, March 12.—At a meet ing of the Senate Special Committee on Pacific Railroads, to-day, it was de cided to proceed at once after the ad journment of the Senate to make an in- | epection of the roads. The members , will meet in Chicago, April oth, and j make a trip over the Union and Central ■ Pacific Road* their branches and leased lines, occuping about six weeks' time. ] The committee consists of Frye, Dawes, ( Hiscock, Davis, Morgan, Butler and ] Hearst. , extension of time. j. Washington, March 12 —The Presi dent to-day signed an order extending ' the time from March 15 to May 1, 1880, within which the Railway Mail Service ' shall be brought under the operation of 1 the Civil Service law and rules. The c extension was made upon the repre- F sentation of Civil Service Cominis- J. sioner Lyman, that the organization of 1 the service could not be accomplished I earlier than May 1. Patent Uranted. t Washington, March 12. —A patent* I was granted to-day to Wm. R. Ray of b lm Angeles, for a wall for a house. c ADMIRAL PORTER. The Old Sailor Fears Not Bismarck. HIS PLAN OF THE CAMPAIGN. England and France Would be Com pelled to Take a Hand—A Fleet of Privateers. iAssoclated Preen Dispatches to tho Herald.! Washington, March 12. — Admiral Porter, who has made a careful study of the Samoan situation from a naval standpoint, ever since the existing com plications arose, is quoted by the Evening Star as having said recently: "A pin is worth fighting for, if a principle is in volved. The first war with Great Brttain was for a principle and it gave us our in dependence nnd national existence. The war of 1812 was for a principle and gave us our maritime independence. The war with Mexico was for a principle and gave ub subjugated possessions on our whole Pacific coast. The war for I'nion was for a principle and resulted in the restora tion cf the authority of tbe Constitution and gave us a people, North and South, animated by a military spirit which will be equal to every possible requirement. FEELERS SENT OUT liy BISMARCK. I have carefully investigated the stories about the Nipsic. It looks as if they were put al the instigation of Bismarck to test the sentiment of his own and our people. He never has been a friend of the United States. He will find out very promptly the temper of the American people. "Of course we are weak at present on the ocean, but there is a plan which will meet the emergency and will badly crip ple Germany while we are getting ready. No one supposes the American people would give up the contest until Germany had received a sound drubbing. We have a surplus and revenue enough, with taxes now at a minimum point, to carry on a desultory war until we are in lighting trim. "While we are getting ready we can prohibit the entry of German manufac tures into the United States. That is an important item in the monetary activity of Germany. We send many millions there to pay for goods. ENOLAND AND FRANCE INVOLVED, 'Tf, for the time being, Germany should try to blockade our ports, in less than sixty days we would find an English fleet on our coasts involved in protecting her own trade with the United States. A hundred millions and more of British goods which are finding a market in the United States could not be cut off with out ruining British industries. France would also have an interest. Meanwhile we could get along without their goods, if necessary, so England and France would be forced, as a measure of self defense, to protect their vessels and their trade with the United States. IMPORTANCE OF A NAVY. "Ah the country knows, I have been urging, in letters and reports, the im portance of building up a powerful navy. We have wealth and resources to lead tbe world in the matter of a navy. But, taking matters as they are, the Govern ment should go to England and France, both countries being ahead of Germany in modern naval vessels and guns, and buy all the rifled guns we can find, and bring them here. We will very soon make a use for them. Here is a list of the entire strength of the German navy. It is more than we have, but we have money and could easily spend $250,000, --000 in ships and appliances of war. AN IDEAL NAVY YARD. "There is League Island at Philadelphia,. the grandest place on the continent for a great navy yard. If we can build one.we can build fifty ships right there. It is in accessible to foreign fleets. The channel of the river could be lined with torpedoes if necessary, or they might be operated from the shore. Ships could be built there with all the materials near at hand. Of course this would take time. THE TRIVATEER PLAN. In the meantime we would be com pelled to adopt other modes of offensive war. With $50,000,000, in sixty days Icould put an improvised fleet in motion which would make short work of German com merce. There are 000 German steamers afloat. I know where they are. We have a fleet of ships, I could pick them out now, and we could buy more, aDd they would answer for privateers. About the time we would have this part of the work disposed of, the German industries, affected by the loss of foreign trade, would be paralyzed, while we would be at the height of prosperity. We are always prosperous in time of war. We would then be getting ready to begin fighting. It might be possible that Germany would seize Samoa for the time being. The European aspect of the question would present another complication." Itallroud Heporta and Elections^ [ St. Louis, March 12.—The annual , meeting of the stockholders of the Mis- I souri Pacific Railway convened this morning. The annual report showed the gross earnings to be $111 320,00; expenses, $12,888,000; net income, $431,000. The , surplus January 1, 1888, was $0,087,000; December 31, 1888, it was $4,445,000. The difference was consumed in better ments, dividends, etc. The dividends amounted to a million and a half, and the betterments to nearly half a million. The report shows that in the construction of new lines $37,302, --688 was expended, of which $0,000,000 was advanced by the direc tors. When the construction entered upon was ready, the market for the rail road securities of the Missouri Pacific were selling above par. The decline ne cessitated an advance by the directors, which the stockholders can repay at their leisure with interest not to exceed 0 per cent. The only change in the direc tory is the selection of John P. Munn in place of R. S. Hayes. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Wabash and Western, the old board was re-elected, except tbat H. K. McHaven succeeds R. A. Elmer and Charles M. Hayes as General Manager is added. Cone reaauiu i: Townnnend'e Funeral Washington, March 13. The funeral of the late Congressman Townshend, of Illinois was held to-day at St. Matthew's church. Upon the top and at the bides of the casket were floral tributes, form ing beautiful masses of fresh fragrant flowers. A large piece was sent by the Illinois friends of the deceased, and another by Mrs. Senator Stanford. Roses from the White House conserva tory, were sent by the Presidentand Mrs. Harrison. The interment was made tempsrarily in ithe vault at Oak Hill cemeter>.