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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mall aniens the same have been paid lor in advance. This rule Is inflexible. Aybbs & Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT—Owing to our greatly increased facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior roanuer. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at modeiate rates. THUKsDAV, fItAKCH 14, 1889. The dispatches from the East an nouncing the divorce of her husband by Mrß. Thomas B. GuDning, made theerror of railing her the daughter of Senator Stanford, who has no daughter. She is a niece. Mr. H. M. Yerington, the President of the Carson and Colorado Railway, ar rived in Los Angeies yesterday and will have a conference with the Chamber of Commerce to-day, at which the mooted project of the extension of his road from Keeler to Mojave will probably be the leading topic. A Hebald reporter yesterday had an interview with Mr. John C. Klei n, the famous Samoa correspondent of the New York World, who passed through Los Angeles last night en route to New York by the Seuthern Pacific. Mr. Klein had been detailed to go down to Southern California and report upon the Santa Clara placers, but the New York World, having ascertained that they were an unmitigated fraud, canceled his assign ment by telegraph and summoned him directly to New York. Mil. M. M. Estee, in an interview with a Los Angeles editor, showed con siderable feeling about his failure to reach a Cabinet position. He cannot see why Vandever and other California Congressmen antagonized him, md de clares that he will accept no office what ever from Harrison. The announce ment that he was booked for Collector of the Port of San Francisco will therefore have no practical materialization. Mr. Estee expresses gratification at the ap pointment of Swift to the Japanese mis sion. Is U possible he does not know that Mr. Swift was trotted out as his rival for a Cabinet position solely for the purpose of giving Harrison an excuse for i ommating nobody from this State? Tin: colored Republicans of this city have made up their minds to insist upon receiving proper attention in the division of municipal patronage. They claim that they form an important factor in the success of the Republican ticket, and that they are as well entitled to consid eration in the distribution of offices as other more importunate classes of Re publican voters. They will no longer be put off with janitorships. They want their share of the police stars, and name men amongst them who would creditably fill clerical positions. The colored Republicans are right. Their party adheres to the principle that to the victors belong the spoils, and the colored voters are as much entitled to their share as other class subdivisions of the party. Sam Jones now says that San Fran cisco is the wickedest city he ever saw. When he was here Los Augeles enjoyed that superlative distinction, and after that Sacramento came into the same "bad eminence." Itmay be one ofSam's modes of conversion by terror to repeat this kind of denunciation wherever he goes. What astonishes us is that he finds out the wicked points of our cities in so short a time. If he forms his conclusions from hear say, he must be imposed upon; and if they are the result of his personal obser vation he must get into very curious places. However he may get his infor mation, it cannot be true that every Cali fornia city he goes to is the wickedest city he ever saw. But then nobody ex pects Sam to be veiy nice about the truth of his assertions. Up till 5 o'clock yesterday evening, the rain-fall summed up 2.23 inches, making the rain-fall for the season 14.27 inches, both figures according to the United States Signal office in this city. It began at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, and, after an intermission of an hour, poured down with great violence for a while, re sulting in floods in certain portions of the city. Alameda street was almost a run ning stream in the early morning hours, as were many of the adjoining thorough fares, the locomotives plowing through water which was in places over a foot deep. The rain continued at intervals all through yesterday. While this last downpour was not absolutely needed, it came along most opportunely, and in sures the largest crops ever grown in Los Angeles county. A very agreeable feature of it is that it extended through out the whole State —the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and the Bay coun ties sharing it equally with the Coast and Sonthern counties, ft means millions this season, as the wheat crop of the United States will be short as compared with previous years. fHE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 14. 1889. Tne -'Tribunes" mining; Boom. To the just arraignment which the Hkraih has made of the senseless cap ping by the Tribune of the Santa Clara placer mines, that journal has a lot of rot about not being jealous of other sections, standing in with Southern California, and so on, <t<f nauseam. The connection that, waruing people, who can't afford to throw away their money, not to do it, has with standing in with other cities and counties of this section, is a thing that it is very hard, even with the aid of strong magnifying glasses, to discover. The Tribune's whimper is without a point, and remarkable only for its idiocy. The Herald has never had any but the friend liest intentions, not only as respects San Diego, but the Republic of Mexico, of which Lower California is a part. It has expressed a righteous indignation at the part some San Diego newspapers have played in fanning a humbug excitement; and, consequently, it is hostile to San Diego. As it denounced in unmeasured terms the part the Tribune has played in tbe same infamous work in this city, ergo, it must be inimical to Los Angeles, in which that rata avis of a journal is published. Our contemporary takes great liberties with the intelligence of its few readers, but even they must by this time be revolted by its outrages against common sense. The fact is that, of all the frauds,with out basis and underlined with the pure swindler's instinct, tbat have ever been played in the southern country, this Santa Clara mountain placers business has been the boldest and most infamous. The placers are a fraud, a delusion and a snare —a salted proposition, buttressed by wild Mexican roorbacks. The placer proposition having already outlined it self as a fraud, the Jeremy Diddlers, newspapers and others, who lied worse than many-tongued Rumor about the placers, have now fallen back upon the probability that great quartz lodes will be discovered as a result of the incursion into Lower California of a concourse of deluded and swindled prospectors. Stuff and nonsense I The quartz lodeß are a bigger fraud, if such a thing were possible, than the placers themselves. That whole region has been prospected a hundred times by skillful miners, and there is no commercial proposition there. Excellent mines have been for years, and are being now worked, in the Julian, Banner and Stonewall mining districts of San Diego county, and the work of de velopment would have been carried years ago to the adjoining Lower Cali fornia mountains if they had not been tried and found wanting. Thus, the placers being now acknow ledged humbugs, the quartz proposition being a greater humbug, the dernier ressort of our foolish contemporary fails it. The Tribune, in its pointless strictures of the Herald, Bays that we have aban doned agriculture to deride the mining interests upon which San Diego will grow rich. Our contemporary is mistaken. We are still upon the subject of agricul ture—that species of the science which Wilkie Collins called "moral agricul ture," viz., the working of the credulous for all there is in it on the principle upon which you would work a field for turnips. Wilkie Collins's "moral agriculturists" were what in the good old days, preced ing the modern euphemistic ways of speech, were called sharpers and confi dence people. This element figures very prominently all through this Santa Clara mining fake. The ordinary swindler only robs a man of his money. This compound, comminuted fraud despoils the hard bested victim of money, time, peace of mind and reputation for good sense, all at one fell Bwoop. Two tii/iTK interesting addresses were delivered before the Chamber of Com merce yesterday. The first was by Mr. Mulholland, who for some time past has interested himself in the opening of rail way communication between Los Angeles and Inyo county. He made a very inter esting exhibit of the vast agricultural, horticultural and mineral products of the section which he represents. He fur nished facts and figures which showed that fully three-quarters of a million dol lars' worth of trade goes to San Francisco yearly that ought to come to Los Ange les. Considering that a very short gap separates Keeler, the southern terminus of the Carson and Colorado railway, from Mojave, where the road thus ex tended would have the choice of two transcontinental lines to this city, our people ought to take an active interest in bridging tbe distance. Mr. Mulholland was followed by Mr. Thomas Taylor, of Cedar City, fron county, Utah, who made a pointed and instructive speech, which demonstrated the great benefits which would accrue to our people by a connec tion with his section. Mr.Taylor exhibited specimens of coal and iron ore which sustained the statements which he made to the Herald some days ago, and which were embodied in an editorial in this journal. Our people ought to take a practical interest in these matters, and do something substantial in the way of fostering enterprises which are so strikiagly calculated to advance our prosperity. The only subsidy ever made by the county of Lob Angeles had such remarkably beneficial results, that we ought to have no hesitation at least in in vesting individual capital in projects which will increase the scope of our trade, and give ub cheap fuel and iron, and abundant gold and silver ores to sup ply the smelters which will probably figure here in the near future. Tiik Liberal meeting at Bt. James's Hall in London, last evening, was presided over by John Morley, who made the opening address. It was a very power ful arraignment of the Timet and a phi lippic against the Government for having actively engaged with that paper in a league to destroy an innocent man. He said that the House of Commons would have something to say about this feature of the persecution, and congratulated the Liberal party of England on its courage and patriotism in extending to Ireland the hand of fellowship. The meeting marks a turn of the tide in English pub lie opinion which will be very likely to continue until Gladstone is again called to power. In all matters relating to contracts, cities, of what class soever, cannot be too cautious in observing all legal forms and requirements. Just now our fellow citi zens of Pasadena are in a peek of trouble from not having complied with this ob vious dictate of common sense and busi ness requirement. The City Council of the "Crown of the Valley," being anx ious, and very properly, to provide them selves with outfall sewer facilities, ad vertised for proposals to furnish that cor poration with vitrified salt-glazed sewer pipe, advertising at the same time for the sewer work itself. Instead of insisting upon the class of pipe par ticularized In the official advertisement, the Council accepted ordinary "dip" pipe, and here the trouble begins. The capitalists decline to buy the bonds be cause the material for which they were issued is not what the specifications of tho Council call for. The contractors who furnish the "dip" pipe want money and not bonds. And so the matter stands, to the great disgruntlement of all ttie parties concerned. As we under stand the muddle, the contractors pro pose to sue for their money, and they are in doubt whether to sue the City of Pasadena or the members of the Council individually. A little attention to the details of their official work would save the "Crown of the Valley" City Fathers a heap of trouble. AMUSEMENTS. "Hole Iv the <;rouii«t" at tbe Urand To-IMght. Chas. H. Hoyt's most successful farce comedy, A Hole in Ihe Ground, will be presented at tho Grand Opera House threo days, commencing this evening. Geo. Richards will appear in his ludi crous creation of the traveling stranger, whose life is made miserable during the delay at the country railway station, and Miss Nettie Lyford will be seen as the pert lunch counter girl. In the cast will bo Frank Lawton, the whistler, the "Station Agent;" Julian Mitchell, as "League Umpire;" Messrs. Mitchell and McDowell, as the "Fly Hotel Runners, and the Dapper Commercial Tourists," and a bevy of bright and pretty tailor made girls. Theie will be new music, fresh fun, catchy choruses and the usual clever attributes of one of Hoyt's laugha ble entertainments. Sells Bros, and Barrett's Consoli dated Shows. The advance guard of the mammoth consolidated circus and menagerie of Sells Bros. & Barrett, are busily ongaeed billing the city for the coming exhibition of that organization on April 11th. During the visit of Sells Bros.' shows here last October, many thousands of people were turned away, being unable to gain admission to the tents, so great was the throng. The consolidated shows should, and undoubtedly will attract im mense crowds to the two performances on April 11th. PERSONAL. W. B. Rogers, of Rochester, N. V., is stopping at the Hollenbeck. Mrs. General Fremont is staying at Santa Monica with Mrs. Senator Jones. Mr. H. A Conrad, of the firm of Con rad <& Jacoby, left for the north yester day. Mr. ami Mrs. J. I. Case, of Racine, Wis., have a suite of rooms at the Hol lenbeck. Mr. A. W. Burrell, superintendent of California Bridge Company, proceeded north yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Haines, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Loveland. of Rapid City, have rooms at the Hollenbeck. Mr. A. E. Pomeroy, of the real estate firm of Pomeroy & Gates, wended his way north on the noon train yesterday. Mr. J. I. Case, the Racine, Wis., mil lionaire, who purchased a residence at Monrovia last year, arrived in town laßt night, accompanied by his wife. Mr. Peyton-Carter, of Santa Monica, returned from Riverside yesterday. He won the tennis match there, and his horse "Chestnuts" carried off the honors of the half-mile running race. Major Ben. C. Truman arrived here on last evening's train from San Francisco. He will remain a week or so. The Major is looking as fine as silk, and his many friends here will be glad to see him. Conductor James Brown, of the South ern Pacific, takes a month's lay-off on the 20th of the month and will visit San Francisco. Mr. Brown has been in the railroad business for twenty-four years without a break except those on his trains. The many friends of Mr. John Carson, of Compton, will be pleased to learn that he has about recovered from his recent affliction of blood poisoning of the arm. He received many tributes of sympathy from his numerous friends, among which was a beautiful floral tribute from his friend Sheriff Aguirre. How to Build a House. We have just received from the pub lisher a neat, new book, with the above title, containing plans and specifications for twenty-five houses of all sizes, from two rooms up; also engravings showing the appearance of houses built from the plans given. In addition.it has valuable information of permanent and practical value on sub jects relative to building and building contracts that cannot fail to be of value to those who intend to build, and it will be sent to any address on receipt of 25 cents by J. S. Ogilvie. the publisher, 57 Rose street, New York. Police Commission. The Police Commission met yesterday, a full Board present. Several applica tions for saloon licenses were considered and a bill for $78 .50 from the Black Dia mond Coal Company was discussed. It was stated that a bill for $38.50 had been presented only a week before, and how it could have been increased to $78 50 was a mystery. It was referred for in vestigation. The Board then adjourned. An Inquest. The truckman Mike Ullmer, who was crushed under a barrel of lard which he was unloading Tuesday morning, died yesterday. The coroner held an inquest on his body. A verdict was rendered of accidental death. The testimony showed that the man was not under the influence of liquor at the time, and that his record was that of a sober and industrious work man. PARNELL APPLAUDED. The Great Irish Patriot Con gratulated. MOKLEY'S RIKOISW ORATION. A Scathing Arraignment of tlie Ob stinate Tories and the Malig nant "Times." I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I London, March 18. —St. James Hall was crowded with people this evening anxious to hear Parnell's speech. Par nell received an ovation. He expressed his gratitude, and said he felt sure his countrymen in Ireland, America aud Australia would be equally glad ou hear ing of this reception. He would not enter into details of the charges and allegations against him. He had not said his last say on the subject, but he wished to reserve the last word for the witness box and the House of Ccmtnons. The Commission had been a scandalous waste of money. The hall was handsomely decorated with flags and mottoes. In opening the meeting the Chairman, John Morley, said he had never seen so great a meet ing as this, Dor one on behalf of a nobler cause. "1 bear a message," said Morley, "from tbe great chief who, despite his years, would have attended, had he not been entreated to spare himself. He would not spare himself of his own free will, because he sees the time rapidly approaching when we shall, cautiously and deliberately, step by step, but surely, unfalteringly and unflinchingly get to the bottom of these Irish proceedings. "The resolutions which our committee have framed express the deliberate judg ment, deep feeling and stern, resolute, deliberate purpose of a great party which has never yet taken up a cause without carrying it through. "1 do not want you to understand Par nell's presence to-night as binding him and his friends and countrymen to our party. Parnell's first duty is to Ireland. He has no right to think of our parties except in relation to Ireland. I look for ward to the day when, still remaining the first Irish leader and statesman, Par nell will be able to partake, and to draw united Ireland to parteke, in the great fabric of Ihe free government of the em pire of which wo are striving to make Ireland an integral, incorporated, recon ciled and equal member. [Cheers.] "Whether the Tories or the Liberals carry Home Rule, there is one glory of i which they can never deprive 119. The I Tories can never deprive the Liberals of the glory of being the first to soothe Irish 1 distrust, extinguish British prejudice, and extend the right hand of fellowship; 1 the first to speak to Ireland in the ac | centß of manhood, and to show her tliat 1 we are resolved to act upon the principle ; of doing to others as we would be done 1 to." [Cheers.] Referring to the Times case, Mr. Mor -1 ley said: "A more scandalous betrayal of a great trust has never been made by a great journal. A more desperate exhi bition has never been made of blind, headstrong, reckless, malevolent, politi cal passions. [Loud cheers.] Before many days the House of Commons will be asked to pronounce what ■ the Times has been guilty of as, probably, a false and malicious libel. If the Government will not do so, the Op position will. [Cheers.] The publication of this false and malicious libel, on the morning of a division, constitutes an ag gravation of the offense which even this Government is bound to notice and pun ish. [Hear, hear.] There will be other forms of retribution. The Timet, that great Jupiter that does indeed forge thunderbolts (laughter and cheers), 'is much less important than Her Majesty's Government. If the ministry had pos sessed a spark of that austere neutrality which ought to belong to a Government; if it had possessed anything but the meanest, most virulent and vindictive partisanship, it would have stood aloof and left the newspaper to prove the charges which it ought never to have made if it had not the proofs." Morley severely censured the conduct of Attorney-General Webster which, he said, would be discussed in Parliament Mouday, and denounced the assistance given by the Government to the Times. Honorable customers of the Times were mortified and chagrined because an hon orable man had cleared himself of infa mous charges, and they were bad enough Btill to hope that something might be found out. The Home Rule controversy turns upon the question whether these wealthy classes, represented by the Times customers, so greedy and vora cious for calumnies against Ireland, are fitted to make laws for Ireland. It is monstrous that tbe House of Lords should have a decisive voice in such a matter, and Parnell no voice at all. In h's peroration, Morley reminded his hearers that the whole matter rested with the nation, and that the triumph depended upon each one making himself a centre for right ideas. MX. PABNKLL's SPEECH. Parnell was unable to speak for several minutes, when he stood up, owing to the rounds of cheers. When quiet was restored, he immediately expressed his gratification, and went on to speak at length. In the course of his remarks he said ; "I will not enter into the details of the charges and allegations made by the Times, but, speaking generally, I want to know why, if these charges and allega tions had any foundation, the Govern ment of the country did not take them up themselves and investigate them by the machinery at their command, and if they wanted special machinery, why did not they construct it with the power at their command when these charges were first started? It was at the very moment when Lord Carnarvon was inviting us to confer with him on the future governmentof Ireland, and on the new constitution—for these were his words in opening the conversa tion —which was to be given to Ireland establishing her parliament. That was one of the reasons why this business of unearthing crime was left to amateurs (laughter), and a pretty mess they made of it. Why, again, when Lord Carnarvon was driven from office, owing to the failure of his colleagues to carry out the pledges he had given us, with the charges strengthened by proofs of forged letters, did not tbe government under take the job? Why, again, did not the government, instead of fighting behind the petticoats of the Times, say, boldly, 'We think these matters worthy of clear ing np, and will ourselves appoint a tribunal for the purpose.' But no, they had recourse to every subterfuge and dodge. Indeed, they pretended they had established a commission to enable me to disprove the letters. But they so carefully framed the terms of the act that the Times was enabled to compel us to ap pear in court, day after day, for nearly six months, for two actual sitting days of the Commission, while every charge, every allegation, devisable by the cupid ity and ingenuity of informers and jail birds against everybody else but our selves, was brought forward and investi gated, until, at length, they approached the letters most unwillingly, and gave us for the first time an opportunity. The skill of Sir Charles Russell and other gentlemen was promptly used for ex posing what, without disrespect to the Judges, I shall venture lo call one of the most scandalous wastes of public time and money ever instituted under the guise of a judicial invesiigation. [Cheers.) "Why do all our political opponents go to all this trouble to throw discredit upon the representatives of Ireland and, necessarily, upon the "cause they repre sent, and their allies? Well, I think the plain answer is because the people of England, not being in contact or com munication with, and not understanding the real and aspirations of the people of Ireland, these men en deavor to lead them astray on every po litical question in Ireland." Coming down to the question of gov ernment for Ireland, Mr. Parnell said: "The land question, for instance, is only one example of the bungle every English Government makes in an attempt to rule Ireland from Westmini-tsr. Ido not say that the land question is the Irish question, but bring it forward as the most salient example of the unfortunate incapacity of the English Parliament to do justice to Ireland," Referring to the history of the land question, the speaker proceeded : "You English men and women ought to reflect when you read of tho forcible resistance made, in some cases, by Irish tenants against an armed force, that it is not real resistance, because it amounts only to such resistance as a fly might make to an elephant about to crush it under its foot. (Cheersand laughter.) But when you hear these tilings ycu must reflect that, after all, these people are being expelled from the homes which they built themselves, and which are their _ own property. You mi st see that it is sometimes not human na ture to endure and withstand this provo cation as passively as we desire they should, for the sake of the future of the country, and that sometimes their manhood revolts and they strike a blow in their own defense. It is an honor ific thought that I feel to-night that since the introduction of the great meas ure of 1886, Ireland has definitely turned her back upon all base, hopeless and desperate courses; and that she is con fident that in the ways of the constitution lies her safety, and un der tho genius and guidance of that great and devoted Englishman. Gladstone (prolonged cheers) with the new hope that has come« into all our hearts and breasts, the day of the ultimate freedom of Ireland cannot be long defprred. We are now on the eve of a great popular upheaval—a move ment which will not subside uutil you have enabled your great leader to carry in the Legislature of the Empire a me sure which will give Ireland all legitimate control over her own future, her own in terests and her own welfare, without any shadow of harm or ill to your own greater interests." Parnell resumed his seat amid loud and prolonged cheering. MMHi.nr fi:vf,u KPIDE.niC. A Conimiinlty Fairly Terror stricken by the Plague. St. Paul, March 13.—The Pioneer Press's Sioux Falls, Dakota, special says that in D 3 Lipere township, Lincoln county, ten miles from the city, a scarlet fever epidemic is raging. One family has lost three children, and three others are down. The community is terror stricken. No one knows how many are sick, as the families who are yet un touched are afraid to visit those airlicted. The fatal results are known by seeing the coffins carried to the cemetery. The schools are still open. THE 'I! Itlli Iti II EDITOR. Ex-President Cleveland Scuds Ills Condolences. Charleston, S. C, March 13 —The police have positive proof of McDow's illicit connection with Dawson's maid servant, but the latter is still in the ser vice of the family, her mistress not being inclined to believe her guilty. Messages of sympathy have poured in to Mrs. Dawson all day, including one from ex- President Cleveland. Tho funeral this afternoon was attended by an immense crowd, representing all classes. nard Fight at a Railroad meeting. Chicago, March 1 .—At the annual meeting of the Illinois Central Railroad to-day, George Bliss, of New York, was chosen as director to succeed John El liott, deceased. A successor to Vice- President Morton, who resigned from the directory, will be chosen to-morrow. The session was mostly given up to dis cussion. F. B. Cooley, cf Hartford, Conn., and E. G. Mason, of this city, represented a number of stockholders who are dissatisfied with the present management of the Illinois Central, and these gentlemen fought against the re-election of any of the old board, but they. represented only about 7,000 votes out of 203,000, and only car ried their point in the election of Bliss. Three of the old directors, Messrs. Ayre, Luttgen and Auchinclose.were re-elected. The minority also secured the adoption of a resolution providing that no new lines should be constructed or leased during the year 1889. President Fish was considerably irritated by this reso lution. He was the only one to vote against it, and afterwards changed his vote. Banner <>ame and Fish Preserve. New York, March 13. —The Paradise Club of Anglers of this city, of which Judge Gildersleeve is President, has just concluded to purchase 70,000 acres of forest, aud fifty trout lakes in various parts of the country. This makes the largest fish and game preserve in the world. Four-Year-Old Flyer Purchased. Cynthiana, Ky., March 18. —G. Val ensin, Pleasanton, Cal. , has purchased of W. H. Wilson, of Abdallah Park, Cyn thiana, Ky., the fast 4-year-old Duke Simmons, first dam by Strathmore, sec ond dam by Clark Chief, third dam by Strader's Clay. The '.übernatorlal muddle. Charleston. W. Va., March 13.—The case of Carr vs. Wilson, on mandamus, in tbe gubernatorial muddle was argued in the Supreme Court to-day and sub mitted. A decision is expected Thurs day or Friday, after which the court will adjourn. A Kullroad Report. New York, March I;>.—The annual meeting of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad Company was held to-day. The report shows the gross earnings to be $2,292,782; the operating expenses $1,424.67<>; fixed charges $804, --233. i ANTI-COMBINE MEN. The TVxas Bill Against 'Trusts" Adopted. THE TERM CLEARLY DEFINED. Heavy Penalty to be Exacted of Any Corporation Contravening: tlie Enactment. i Associated Pross DisDatches to the Herald', St. Louis, March 13.—At 5 o'clock this afternoon, the Cattle Convention was called to order and the committee on res olutions submitted a report recommend ing that all resolutions referred to yester day be laid on the table, which was done. The committee also begged leave to suggest that, as the conference was called in referrence to the beef and pork "combine" or "trust" as it is desig nated in the Kansas resolution, that is all there is for the convention to consider and in the opinion cf the committee, the only effective way to reach it is by legis lation, if the same can bo done without encroaching upon the organic law of the land. The report was adopted. The committee on needed legislation pre sented, as a desirable measure, the bill submitted by the Texas delegation, which will probably become a law in Texas. This bill deals with the definition of "trusts" and the penalties to be inflicted for the vioiation of the act. The section defining trusts is as follows: "To make or enter or carry out any contract or agreement of any kind or description by which they shall bnd or have bcund themselves not to sell, dispose of or transport any article or commodity or article of trade, use, mer chandise, commerce or consumption, be low the common standard figures, or by which ther shall agree, in any manner, to keep the price of said articles, com modity or transportation, at a fixed or graduated figure, or by which they shall in any manner establish or settle the price of any article or commodity, or transportation between them or them selves or others, to preclude free and un restricted competition among themselves or others, or by which they shall agree to pool, combine, or unite any interest they may have in connection with the sale or transportation of any such article or commodity, so that its price might, in any manner, be affected. The clause concerning the infliction of punishment provides that any corpora tion violating any of the provisions of the act Bliall forfeit its charter and fran chises, and its corporate existence shall cease. Any foreign corporations, under similar conditions, shall be denied the right to do business in the State. Any vioiation is also declared conspiracy against trade, and upon conviction carries a fine and imprisonment, the maximum being $5,000 and ten years. After a few slight changes the bill was adopted by the following vote: Yeas —Colorado 8, lowa 8, Illinois 8, Indiana 8, Kansas 8, Minnesota 8, Mis souri ti 2-5, Nebraska 4, Texas 8. Nays —Missouri 1 3-5, Nebraska 4. The vari ous delegations were pledged to recom mend tho bill to their Legislatures. The second bill introduced by the Committee on Needed Legislation, was practically the Nebraska bill providing for the appointment of local inspectors, and the inspection of all cattle, cheep or swine, twenty-four hours before slaugh tering. Penalties are prescribed for evasions of inspection or tbe sale of meat taken from animals not inspected. It does not apply to canned, smoked, cured or salt meats. A warm debate ensued, resulting in an adjourn ment till 8 p. St. in order that the bill might be printed. The Texas men claimed that the adoption of the pream ble would be a fatal mistake as, if the Convention should announce to the world the necessity of legislating to protect home consumers against the sale of dis eased meat, in would result in shutting American meats out of all the foreign markets and be asevete blow to tbe producers. There was a lively discussion of the bill by sections at the evening ses sion. After a prolonged debate, lasting until after midnight, in which the Tixas and Illinois delegates were bitterly opposed to the measure, the bill was adopted by vote of 4(i 45 to 2") 1 ._,, and the convention adjourned sine die. Farmer « FlsrhtliiK a Trust. Dcs Moines, la., March IS. —The rep resentatives of the Farmers' Alliance for the Northwestern States and Territories have been in session to-day, discussing the subject oi the Binder Twine Trust. After considerable debate the meeting resolved to recommend to the farmers of the Northwest three things, viz: First, to change their binders into harvesters with platforms for binding; second, to change their self-binders into headers, and to try to curtail the output of small grain whenever experience shows that there is a doubtful profit. A Wife heater's Suicide. Erie, Pa., March 12. —John Lanix, a wagonmaker, who was intoxicated, quarrelled with his wife this morning and beat her unmercifully, and then tried to cut her throat with a pocket knife, but she succeeded in escaping. Lanix then cut bin own throat,and when the officers arrived he was hacking at one of his wrists. Lanix cannot Hve. His wife lies at the point of death from internal injuries. Seattle Method* In MiLWAUKEB, March 13.—The Chinese are leaving Milwaukee. Fourteen left to-day. All the Chinese laundries in Walnut street and vicinity have been abandoned. Sam King Lee, a well-to-do Chinaman, who has been aiding his countrymen, received a sort of "White Cap" warning to-day advising him and his friends to get out of the city. Gladstone Is Confident. London, March 13.—Mr. Gladstone has written a long letter to Beauroy, candidate for Parliament in Kensington, in which he reviews the Irish matters and recent developments, and says every one able to read the signs of the times must clearly see the way in which the present struggle must terminate. A fatal Colliery Explosion, London, March 13.—A terrific explo sion occurred in the Brynnally Colliery at Wrexham to-day, resulting in great loss of life. Eleven dead bodies were taken from the pit and three have been rescued. Later advices say that twenty were killed. Let IIIm Send to Milwaukee, Berlin, March 13.—The Governor of the Province of West Prussia, in view of the scarcity of farm hands, has suggested the introduction of Chinese labor. A Cabinet Minister Dead. Paris, March 13.—Admiral Marcus, Minister of Marine, was seized with a lit this evening. The Admiral died in a few hours after being stricken.