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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mall the same have been paid for in advance. Thiß rule Is inflexible. Ayebs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT— Owing to our greatly increased facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal prinfing, and all orders will he promptly filled at modeiate rates. FBIUAk, 9IAHCR 15, 1889. The rains have been so heavy that the Los Angeles and Pacific Railway com pany have laid off all trains until Satur day. The track being new, and in many places covered with water, the company preferred not to risk the danger of derail ment. The Anaheim Gazette savagely accuses the Herald of having plagiarized an editorial from its columns. We are still unconscious cf having done so, and tho crime, at the most, could not be more than petty larceny. If, while in a somnambulistic state, we were guilty of such an incredible offence, we heartily hope tbat we did not also borrow the Gazette's syntax. There was a conference at the West minister Hotel yesterday between Mr. H. M. Yerington, President of the Carson and Colorado Railway, and the Messrs. W. E. Jones, W. F. Fitzgerald, Jesse H. Seligman, L. N. Breed, E. F. Spence, C. E. Day, J. B. Lankershim and C. Mul holland. There was a general talk con cerning tbe advisability of extending Mr. Yerington's road from Keeler to Mojave, but no definite conclusion was reached. The President of the Carson and Colo rado road will remain with us for three or four days, and during that time he will doubtless look closely into the rail way situation hereabouts. Our esteemed contemporary, the Or ange News, seems to have an idea that a conspiracy is under way in this portion of the county to unduly influence the re sult of the election which will determine whether the county of Orange shall come into being. We assuro it that its fears are groundless. Our people had some natural regret at seeing the imperial county of Los Angeles divided at this time. They had a perfect right to cherish this sentiment, but are prepared to sub mit to the inevitable. The Legislature has chosen to make the people living within the limits of the proposed new county the arbiters of their own destiny, and that ends the matter as far as the people of Los Angeles are concerned. These has been a great deal of un necessary fluttering in certain quarters, if we may trust the newspapers, anent the Flag Cottage. It looks very much as if, after all, it will be a case of all cry and very little wool. The information, as drawn by the District Attorney, only alleges disorderly acts between the dates of February 26th and March 7th. The Judge has very properly confined the evi dence to occurrences between those dates. If a count had been inserted in the complaint charging the McCormacks with keeping an assignation house, the evidence would have had a wider range, and the general character of the Flag Cottage could have been put in evidence. It is quite plain that, from the stand point ot the prosecution, somebody has blundered. As the Herald thought all along would be the case, the sensational report about the sinking of the United States steamer Nipsic by the German corvette Olga proves to be utterly without found ation. Not only has there been no blood shed at Apia, but the relations between the German and American authorities have been unusually amicable, and the Germans have withdrawn their proclam ation of martial law in Samoa pending the result of the conference at Berlin. The common-sense view of the matter is that it would be very hard to get up a war between the United States and Ger many, and Bismarck gave a strong pledge of his pacific intentions when he recalled Dr. Knappe, the pragmatical German Consul-General. This later news is reliable, and is received via Auckland of date the 14th inst. These seems to be a unanimity of opinion tbat the Legislature, now closing, has been the most extravagant in every respect we have ever had. Money has been appropriated with a recklessness and profusion such as has never been seen before. The contingent expenses alone of both Houses, as represented by the numerous bills they have passed on that head, have reached in the aggregate a sum that minimizes all previous Legislative efforts. Yet we do not feel disposed to get very angry with the body as a whole. They have acted far more fairly toward Southern Cali fornia than any of their predecessors. Oar just demands have been heeded, and several important public institutions will be established in this end of the State as a result of the spirit of sectional fairness that prevailed among the members. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1889. Far-Off Fields. We have no patience with the men who are trying to make the people be lieve that there is a good field for mining energy and capital in Lower California, when they know, or ought to know, that the very reverse is the fact. In the first place, a mine must be very rich to pay the exploiters at all in that region, and those who have already tried to work ledges there have found to their sorrow that it is a bad business. A company of San Diego men opened a ledge several years ago not a great distance from the Santa Clara district. They put up machinery and worked it until they found that the exactions of the authorities were such that the only way to keep the mine from ruining them was to close it down. If the mine had been on American terri tory they could have made it pay; but they found after they had got to work that all the supplies they had to use were not only subject to the regular customs duties, but that there was a municipal tax which came in to swell the cost of what they were compelled to import to keep their work going that ate up all they made and more too. The laws of Mexico with re ference to mines are very stringent and in order to secure a mine, it has to go through a great deal of red tape, which is very costly. They are liberal about ma chinery, which is let in free; but outside of that, every step taken is very expensive. Labor rates cheap, as compared with the wages paid in mines here. But, if labor is cheap ap parently, it is dear in fact; for the slow and primitive methods followed, and the set indolence which is habitual to Mexi can laborers, make their work come dearer than the high-cost intelligent work of our own miners. In point of effectiveness, one American miner is worth half a dozen Mexican miners. If those who are trying to turn the late fiasco into an effort to prospect the ledges, which they Beeem to think are valuable, in Lower California, would change their tactics, and advise prospectors to leave that country severely alone, and turn theif energies to the pros pecting and developing of known ledges in mining districts this side of the line, they would do a work which everybody could commend. Within a radius of three hundred miles of Los Angeles there are dozens of well known mining dis tricts and innumerable ledges that would justify all the energy that could be put forth to develop them. These known mining districts have hardly been touched. They will some day, not far off, afford fields of profit to enterprise and capital far beyond any thing that can be shown in Lower Cali fornia. The hidden treasures of these districts are only awaiting the stroke of the miner to pour their wealth in lavish quan tities into the laps of the men who have the pluck to work them. We are only wasting our means and our forces to go across the line for mines. The money spent and the energy worse than wasted already in the Santa Clara fake would have accomplished wonderful results if they had been directed to almost anyone of the many districts that are known to be rich within one hundred miles in any direction from the San Bernardino meri dian. If there are any good mining properties lying perdu in Lower California, Ameri cans can afford to let them remain so, until, in the course of time, the Penin sula becomes a porticn of the United States. It may perhaps pay our people to develop ledges in Lower California when that time arrives; but till then we have attractions on our side of the line that are far more attractive. Mr. Wanamaker as a Protectionist. The New York World has brought a curious fact to light. The special cor respondent of that paper in Berlin has discovered that the cloak department of John Wanamaker's great Philadelphia establishment is altogether supplied by a branch manufacturing agency in Berlin. The manager, S. Mcritz, lets out the contracts for the manufacture of cloaks to master tailors who have the work done by girls. These girls earn from six to twelve marks a week. A mark is worth about 24 cents, so that the average wages of these girls is from $1.44 to $2.88 per week for about eight months of the year, the time this kind of work lasts. Wana maker's agent furnishes the master tailors all the cloth and trimmings and with the latest styles. Thus the labor of these pauper-paid German girls is brought into direct competition by John Wanamaker with the sewing girls of the United States. The difference be tween the wages in Berlin and those paid in Philadelphia wiil probably pay the duty on these cloaks. This information possesses peculiar interest from the fact that Wanamaker organized the manu facturers' fund to aid in the election of Harrison, ostensibly in the interest of the protection of American labor from competition with the pauper labor of Europe. Whilst he was doing this he was manufacturing cloaks in Berlin for the American market at a cost of from one and a half to six marks each. The six-mark ($1.44) cloaks, the World's correspondent de clares, sell for about $20 each in the United States. This is not meroly a cas ual or ephemeral industry of Wanamaker in Berlin, it is a regularly estab- lished manufacturing branch of his great house in Philadelphia. If this expose does not show the insincerity of the gentleman who has been raised to a Cabinet position as a protector of Ameri can labor, we know of no way in which it can be shown. When we come to test the effect of the tariff reform as proposed in the Mills scheme, we shall find that it would have done away with this kind of European labor competition with American workers. It would have let in the raw material of which these cloaks are made free, and would have raised to a prohibitory standard the duty on the made-up article. The effect of this system would have made it impos-j Bible for Wanamaker and others to have their store goods manufactured abroad, and the labor of this country would therefore receive the work which legi timately belongs to it. All of President Harrison's appoint ments are not destined to give satisfac tion, if we are to judge from the charac ter of the comments his designation of Louis Woltley to be Governor of Arizo na has called forth. The Phivnix Gazette in a late issue discovers a connection be tween this appointment and the Reavis claim to four million acres of the best land in the sun-kissed Territory—a claim which has been permitted to lie dormant for some time past. This Reavis grant is not dead, but only sleeping. It has pow erful backers, both at New York, Wash ington, and in California. The "Bar oness of Colorado" and her husband are indefatigable, and all the money needed to prosecute their claims has been forth coming from some mysterious source. Says the Gazette: Tho appointment of Louis Wolf ley as Governor of Arizona means the resurrec tion of the Reavis grant, a restoration of the iniquitous rule that, in years past, plunged Arizona into debt to the tune of nearly seven hundred thousand dollaro, It means the jeopardizing of the homes of honest settlers in all parts of the Ter ritory and the parakzing of every indus j try, not only iv the Gila and Salt River valleys, but in all parts of the Territory. Wolfley is the tool of all schemers. Let no man be deceived. In this appoint ment the Tucson land ring, backed by Senators Hearst, Teller and others inter ested in fraudulent land schemes, are triumphant. Citizens of Ph<enix, it is not too late to prevent the consummation of the dark tricks of these land pirates. Your homes and property are in danger. Bestir yourselves; ask the President to withhold this nomination until you can be heard. It is a potent fact, known of every man conversant with the history of the Reavis grant, that, through the machinations of Royal A. Johnson, Wolfley and others at this end of the line, and Walker Blame, Senator Teller, Robert Ingersoll and others in Washing ton, the Reavis fraud was near being spread over this fair land four years ago; and now the leading spirit in the con spiracy is about to be made governor. We urge leading Republicans identified with the growth and prosperity of the Salt River valley to take immediate action. Delay is dangerous. The urgency of the caee calls for immediate action. Act promptly and vigorously. The Alia, the other day, had a very neat article on the inconsistency of the Chronicle. When Mr. Bayard was Sec retary o( State for the United States, the Chronicle every other day had an article on his poltroonery. Its voice was for war, and it was demanding all sorts of terrible things at the hands of the Demo- cratic administration. In those days everything with it was a casus belli, and it clamored to have Bayard tramping around the State Department with a chip on his shoulder for some foreign power, Germany or England, to knock off. Great things were to happen as soon as Mr. Blame should be at the head of our foreign relations. Well, the Plumed Knight is there, and a wonderful change has come over its tone. It now discredits hasty and undignified action, and has developed an unwonted respect for red tape and diplomatic deliberation. It is willing to see the warlike Blame coo as gently as any sucking dove. A down right partizan newspaper is obliged to do a great many absurd things in sticking up for its party, right or wrong, but the Chronicle has gone to lengths of unneses sary absurdity in making fowl of Bayard and flesh of his successor. After all the Republican denunciation of Mr. Cleve land's administration, it was the only one since Mr. Seward retired from the control of tha State Department that has reso lutely maintained the dignity of the American name. The White Plumed Knight was very skillful at twisting the British lion's tail on the floors of Con- gress. As General Garfield's Secretary of State he showed less concern to main tain the rights of Irish American citizens unjustly imprisoned than any man who had ever occupied a similar station in the United States. Great is humbug. It would be well for people who own lots in out of the way parts of the city to visit them often. If not they may wake up some fine morning to find that, with out their knowledge, the streets in front of them have been graded, sidewalked and curbed, and the same assessed to unknown owners. A gentleman who owns several lots in the Mills and Wicks addition to Second street happened te paes them the other day and found that the street in front of them had been improved. He visited the office of the Superintendent of Streets, and there found that his lot and all the lots in the vicinity had been listed as belonging to unknown owners. This is a very handy way of making the property owners pay roundly for street improvements. Notice cannot be served personally on unknown owners, and no trouble is taken to inform actual owners until the as sessment has become delinquent, and then a swingeing penalty is added to it. It would seem that the Street Superintendent ought to be re quired to consult the tax-roll and the records wLen he is making out a street assessment against property, and assess it to the real owners. In nine cases out of ten they can be ascertained. This unknown owner business is carried to ridiculous extents in all the assessment departments of this city and county, and will lead to serious trouble. Undelivered Telegrams. The following are the telegrams re maining at the Western Union Telegraph office, 6 Court street. March 14th: Mrs. J. E. Welton, Mrs. I. R. Thornton, E. Flinn, J. C. W. Razelle, Bille, C. K. and Pennebeck. Limitation of Man's Power: Baker— 'What is the price of flour to-day ? As sistant—"Somewhat higher." "Well, go down and tell the foreman to chuck in more yeast. Thank heaven, Old Hutch can't get up a corner on wind."—[Phila delphia Record. I Feminine Logic: Teacher—"What does Condillac say about brutes in the scale of being?" Seminary Girl—"He says a brute is an imperfect man?" "And what is man?" Man! Oh, man is a perfect brute."—[Spotted Cognac. A FALSE ALARM. No Ground Whatever for the Nipsic Story. THE GERMAN BLUFF WITHDRAWN Taniaspse aud Metaafa Still in the Field, the Former with a Diminished Army. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I Nnw York, March 14.—Following is an exclusive dispatch received by the Associated Press: Auckland, March 14. —Advices just received from Samoa show there was no basis for the sensational rumor of an engagement between the Nipsic and the German corvette Olga. So far from this, tho German officials on the island have entirely given up their aggressive policy. The proclamation of martial law has been publicly withdrawn and tho Ger mans have abandoned all claim to the rinht of searching incoming vessels for contraband of war. Both these steps have met with the hearty approval of all foreign residents at Apia, and have had a quieting effect. Unusual tranquility prevails throughout the island. Mataafa, however, has a force of troops estimated to be 6,000 strong. Tamasese's army con sists of about 700 warriors. Both Ger mans and Americans still remain at Apia ready for any emergency that may arise. HINTS TO H4RRISOM. Spirited Foreign Policy and Inten sion of Commerce Suggested. St. Paul, Minn., March 14.—1n the State Legislature, yesterday, a resolu tion was introduced by Speaker Graves relating to the foreign policy of the Gen eral Government. The preamble recites that, Whereas, The cause of patriotism is advanced by the knowledge that the National flagis seen all over the world, and that the time is ripe for the com merce of Eastern nations to move west ward to, and through the United States, Therefore, this Legislature resolves that the General Government should adopt a vigorous foreign policy; that the United Stateß should compete for the commerce of the world: that money should be appropriated from the Treasury for the construction and operation of steamship lines from New York to Europe and South American parts; also from San Francisco and Tacoma to Japan and Australia; that the sea coast fortifica tions should be strengthened and multi \ plied; that the treaty rights of the United ' States should be religously preserved; that there is cause for deep solicitude in regard to the action of the German Km i pire in the matter of the late Samoan af i fairs, inasmuch as the blow of the Gar \ mans seems to be aimed at the commerce ■ of tbe United States and not at the sav -1 ages of the Samoan Islands. The representatives of this State in Coongress are instructed to use all their , influence in carrying out the suggestions of these resolutions. CANADA c.J T8 CULT. Licenses Kefused to American fish ing Vessel* to Bur Bait. Gloucester, Mass., March 13 —Re ports from Newfoundland say that the issue of licenses to American vessels for the purchase of bait and other necessary outfit is refused this season, and the Government will coincide with the Do minion Government in this policy. The reason alleged is that American vessels last season violated the licenses given them, and bait purchased in Newfound land was sold to tbe French at St. Pierre. Fishermen, recently returned from Fort une and Placentia Bays, say that cutters are already patrolling the coast, and every port is strictly guarded, so that no violation of the Bait Act can be accom plished. Cargoes can be purchased for export under a $1,000 bond that they are to be landed in American ports, a receipt from the consignee through the British Consul being also required. THE FAKE KilO.ll AGAIN. The Latest Frantic Attempt to Bolster L'p tbe Fraud. St. Louis, March 14.—A statement comes from Vicksburg, Miss., that a syndicate composed of C. P. Huntington, Mrs. Hopkins, widow of the late million aire, and Lei and Stanford, have bought a million acres of land in Lower Cali fornia, and are buying more. Their ob ject is said to be to develop that section of the country, and part of the scheme is the building of 1,300 miles of railroad, some of which is now being built. When the engineering party were surveying the route they struck gold on this prop erty, and this, it is alleged, has decided Huntington to dispose of all his railroad property east of the Mississippi River and concentrate all his interest in the far West. A OISASTKUL'N FIRL:. Tbe Anaconda Smelting- Works at Helena, Mont., Burned. Helena, Mont., March 14—The most disastrous fire in the history of the terri tory occurred at »> o'clock this morning at Anaconda, the lower works of the An aconda Smelting Company being en stroyed. Tbe concentrator and stamp mill alone were saved. The works were filled with costly machinery, and were thought to be the most extensive in the world. The loss will probably reach a half a million. The fire is thought to be incendiary. The Anaconda Company is a member of the copper syndicate, and the output is over 8,000,000 pounds of copper per month. A Quarrel Arranged. St. Paul, March 14.—President Oakes, of the Northern Pacific, in an interview with a representative of the Associated Press to-day, said tho dispute between the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific, in Jefferson Canon, Montana, regarding which there has been several rumors of serious trouble between the employees of the two roads, has been amicably settled. The Northern Pacific buys the old grade of the Union Pacific, the latter being allowed, when it so desires, to use the new road, which will be built im mediately. The line will cut off one hundred miles of the present route to Butte, and will afford means for ship ping Rocky Fork coal by the short line. The Father of tbe Green hack move ment. Utica, N. V., March 14 —Hon. Moses Field, the original Greenback advocate in Michigan, and the man who called the Greenback movement into prominence in the United States, died this morning from a stroke of apoplexy. A Negro Raflit Lynched. Tablet, Va., March 14. —The negro, Magruder Fletcher, who criminally assaulted Mrs. Obediah Maccready several days ago, was lynched last night by a party of about seventy-five men. They demanded the keys of the jailor, who delivered them. Tho lynchers took Fletcher out, locked the jail, returned the keys, took the negro a mile and a half away and hanged him to a tree after mutilating him. The Coroner's jury found that he was killed by un known porßons. FATAL, HOILUR LXPLOSIOX. Tne nnlliltntr In Hulus and many men Killed anil li'Jurtd. Pittsburo, March 14.—A battery of boilers at the boiler works of R. Monroe & Sons exploded shortly after noon, completely wrecking the plant and bury* ing a number of men in the ruins. Four were taken out dead, and three badly in jured. There are still a number in the ruins. A dozen others are seriously in jured, and several, it is thought, fatally. The names of the dead recovered are: August 1 indehaugh, engineer; Charles Altenbacke, Daniel C'ark, aud John Renheimer. Two, William Connors and one other, were taken out alive. Con nors will die. The woik of rescue is going on_ vigorously. At 2 o'clock no more bodies had been recovered. Four are believed to be stdl in the debris, and it is feared that many more were caught in the wreck. The cause of the explosion has not been learned. The building was a large one-story brick, and nothing remains but a mess of brick, mortar and timbers. The loss is $20,000. The concussion shattered windows and damaged houses for three block?. Later—The body of James Carton has been taken out, making five dead re covered. The work of rescue continued late this afternoon but no more bodies were found. All the employees have been accounted for. Of sixty-five woikmen five were ki"?d and eleven injured, a number of them quite seriously, one of whom is in dangerous condition and will probably die. The corrected list of the killed is as follows: Gus Lenneban, engineer, James Carter, Jacob Rheinheimer, Charles Aulenbache, ana Daniel Clark, boiler makers. The cause of the explo sion iB still a mystery. No investigation to on the subject expressed confidence in the engineer and agreed that he was a careful and competent man. The boiler had been in use eight years. A Rllk Evades Justice. Chicago, March 14.—Wm. H. Davis, a well-known builder and real estate dealer, was arrested to-day, charged victimizing President Tolman of the Chicago Trust and Savings Bank. Forgery was the specification, but the purpose was to hold Davis for an exten sive series of offences, such as selling to each of a number of people the same piece of property. The prisoner quickly gave bail on the forgery charge and disappeared from the Justice's office before it was realized that additional warrants were necessary. To - night it would appear tbat besides the plunder from his alleged crimes, he has made away with all his real estate holdings. Where the money has gone to is a mystery. Davis has been in the real estate business in Chi cago for ten years and has a handsome residence on the west side. The amount fraudulently secured by Davis in his dealings with Banker Tolman is said to be about $10,000. The extent of his ill gotten gains from ot tiers is not known, but it is estimated to be large. l ost on a Lee Shore. Norfolk Va., March 14.—The Ameri can bark Agnes Barton, bound from Nassau to Baltimore, with a cargo of phosphate rock, was driven ashore on the Virginia coast this afternoon at 4:10 o'clock, during a heavy northeast gale, about half a mile north of the Damneck life-saving station. Captain Benjamin J. Knight, of Baltimore, Second Mate James Richards, of Philadelphia, Peter Florida, John Smith, Ned Forbes and Charles Hobbs, seameD, were lost. The first mate and three sailors were saved. The Weaver's Strike. Fall River, Mass., March 14.—The weavers still present an unbroken front. The shut down on the King Phillip and American linen mills has added 2,000 to the number of idle operatives and has brought the strike home to a great body of operatives outside of the weavers. There was a meeting in the park this morning attended by 4,000 strikers who manifested much enthusiasm. The agents of mills in Rhode Island and other States are here engaging some of the operatives. The Situation in Oklahoma. St. Louis, March 14. —A Purcell, In dian Teiritory, special says: Oklahoma Hill and party to-day sent a message to President Harrison to the effect that the situation in Oklahoma is critical, and that it is a national necessity to have ac tion taken at once. The telegram con cludes that "if the thousands of actual, honest settlers, clamoring for admit tance, are compelled to depend upon their right to settlement until too late to make a crop, actual starvation will fol low. A Fatal Affray. Butte, Mont., March 14.—A special from Flint Creek, Mont., says that T. C. Milroy, a ranchman, fatally shot Pat Dooly, a large cattle-owner. Some time ago the Milroys and Doolys quarrelled over a fence on disputed ground. Pat Dooly's brother was killed in the mfMee, and bad blood was engendered, which culminated yesterday in the killing of Pat Dooly. The Weil Virginia Governorship. Charleston, W. Va., March 14.—The Supreme Court met this afternoon, and, in the gubernatorial question between R. S. Carr, President of the State Senate, and Governor Wilson, decided that Carr had no ground upon which to take the office of Governor. This gives Wilson the chair until the contest is settled be tween General Goff and Judge Fleming. Playing a Joke on Cleveland. Buffalo, N. V., March 14.—The offi cers of the Buffalo Athletic Club this morning received a letter from ex-Presi dent Cleveland, in which he states that the signature to his supposed application for membership was a blundering for gery. Swung Off. Utica, N. V., March 14. —Virgil Jack son was hanged this morning for the murder of Norton Metcalf on January 29th. The crime grew out of criminal relations between Jackson and Mrs. Metcalf. ttlrectorate Completed. Chicaoo, March 14. —The Board of Directors of the Illinois Central was completed this morning by the election of E. M. De Costa, of New York. murderer mcDow Found Guilty. Charleston, 8. C, March 14.—The jury in the Dawson murder case found AlcDow guilty of felonious hia colored butler as accessory. Can Knocked Out. Charleston, W. Va., March 14.—The Supreme Court has decided against Carr's claim as Governor. A DEAL IN STEEL. Three Large Chicago Firms Consolidate. STEEL KAILS WILL NOW GO UP. The New Firm will be Quite the Largest Manufactory in the World, bar Krupp'B. ! Associated Press Dispatches to tho Heeald. | Philadelphia, March 14.—A special to the Enquirer from Chicago says: The most important deal in the steel trade ever made in Chicago was announced to-day, in the consolidation of the North Chicago Rolling Mills Company, the Joliet Steel Company and the Union Steel Company. Negotiations to this end have been going on for two months, and were practically concluded last week. The news was kept very quiet, and only leaked out through trade circles. The name of the new company not yet been decided upon, but will be an entirely new one. The capital will be $10,000,000, of which between $5,000, --000 and $0,000,000 will be issued for cash now in the treasuries of the respective companies and the balance will repre sent the valuation of the three plants. The stock in the new company will be distributed to the shareholders in the old ones upon a basis agreed upon in their consolidation. The combined works will form the largest steel plant in this country, and will probably rank second only to Krupp in Germany. Steel rails are the principal product of the mills, and in rail-making the new company will have no competitors in the West worth men tioning. The steel rail output of the country is turned out at nine mills, or, at least, so much of it tbat other concerns figure for very little. There is only one west of Chicago—the Colorado Coal and Iron Company's mill at South Pueblo, Col., and that is not of much account. By the consolidation of the three Chicago concerns local competition will be de stroyed, and a better price realized for the rails. Already plans are being formed for securing to the utmost the advantages of union. By dividing up the work among the mills, every depart ment of each can be run to the best ad vantage. A reduction of expenses in other directions will be effected, and it i s estimated that the cost of producing the rails can be cut down $1 per ton. As tho combined works manufacture one third of the total output of the country and can turn out 800,000 tons a year without much difficulty, besides 150,000 tons of other steel material, this saving is of great importance to the stock holders. Inventories of the plant and assets of the three concerns are now be inir made. The two iron furnaces of the i North Chicago mill at Milwaukee, which i have a capacity of 50,000 tons of pig i metal a year, are included in the deal. Miners Burled Alive. Mount Carmei., Pa., March 14.—In tense excitement provails at the Black Diamond colliery, where, by the run ning of the pillars, six miners have been closed in. Workmen are driving heading for the purpose of liberating their imprisoned companions, but sev eral hours must elapse before it can be ascertained whether they are alive. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the laborers heard the faint sound of voices. Two hours later they were enabled to hold conversation with two of the men, who said they were safe. A mass of ragged top rock is hanging over their heads, however, and may fall at any moment. The other four men were cut off from the first two by a second fall of rock, and their fate remains unknown at a late hour to-night. The work of liberation is going on as fast as possible. Suicide by morphine Kansas City, March 14. —Adolph Ur fay, alias McKenzie, comitted sui cide last night by taking morphine. He was 52 years old and was en route from Phoenix, Ariz., to New York, where his son is employed. While in Denver he was swindled out of all his money—over $10, --000—by bunko men, and it is supposed the loss drove him temporarily insane. Clerk Siegel I'leads Guilty. New York, March 14.—Robert Siegel. son of General Franz Siegel, charged with irregularities while clerk in the Pension Agency here, pleaded guilty be fore the United Stateß Commissioner this afternoon, and was remanded for sen tence on Thursday. The penalty for the two forgeries specified in his arraignment is twenty years. A Confederate Soldiers' Home. New York, March 14. — Secretary Downing, of the New York Citizens' Committee to aid the National Confed erate Soldiers' Home at Austin, Texas, to-day received a letter from General Alfred Pleasanton containing money, and also one from Mrs. General Grant, enclosing a check. The Langtry Laid Up. New Yoke, March 14.—Mrs. LaDgtry was too ill to-night to appear on the stage, being unable to rise. During the evening an operation waß performed on he? throat, during which she swooned twice, and cannot now speak aloud. Amtitant Secretary Schuyler. Washington, March 14. — Eugene Schuyler, the nominee for Assistant Sec retary of State, is at present in Italy, and is not expected to arrive at Wash ington for at least a mon'h. Meanwhile Walker Blame is occupying the Assist ant Secretary's desk. Admiral Davie' t'uucral. Washington, March 14. —The funeral of the late Admiral John Dee Davis took place from the Ebbitt House to day. Tho remains were interred at Rock Creek Church Cemetery. Judg-e Matthews has a Relapse. Washington, March 14. —Justice Mat thews is not well to-day, and has had another of the relapses which have marked the progress of his illness. Tlie Thermometer East. Chicago, March 14.—Temperature at New York, 40; at Chicago, 32; St. Paul, 28; Winnipeg, 4; New Orleans, 54. Brown (producing his scrap-book and pointing with pride to one of his early effusions)—" There, read that! I wrote that when I was only twenty years old!" Fogg (after reading)—" Can it be pos sible, Brown, that you were so old as twelve when you wrote this?"—[Boston Transcript. Diner (to slow waiter)—" Some roast beef, well done, potatoes and a glass of beer." Waiter—"Yes, sir. Anything else, sir?" Diner—"Yes, I'd like it to day ."—[ Exchange.