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FHIIIAV, MASCH 811. 1889.
The Municipal Muddle.
Tfaer c was a great deal of discussion
Tester day over the incidents connected
with the day appointed to supplant the
old city administration with the new. A
number of Democratic officials have
made contests, and in every instance
they have been made by appointees of
the late Council. In every instance,
also, every elective official has turned
over his office without complaint or re J
monstrance, in obedience to the grand
Democratic aphorism that the majority
ought to rule. The Hon. J. Marion
Brooks, a lawyer, and a gentleman,
consequently, who lives by litigaticn,
has succeeded in persuading a number
of persons chosen by the late Council to
contest the seats of their successors, with
the result cf throwing municipal affairs
into a muddle until the Supreme Court
assembles in Los Angeles early in April
The general attitude of the Democratic
party may be compressed in a nutshell—
they have played and lost; and, in view
of the pronounced position of the Demo
cratic City Convention approving the new
City Charter, they don'tbelieve in plead
ing the Baby Act. They are not advo
cates of "tails 1 win, heads you lose,"
nor is the Herald.
Yesterday Mayor Bryeon turned the
Mayor's office over to his successor,
Mayor Hazard.
Treasurer Johnson thinks that he suc
ceeds himself, but is of opinion that he is
acting under the new charter. He will
decide what course to take to-day in re
gard to the payment of warrants.
Tax Collector Thompson succeeds him
self, bnt considers that he is acting under
the new charter.
City Assessor Fischer will not succeed
himself until the first Monday of Janu
ary, 1890. He states that be is making
the assessment under the old charter, so
that Mr. Brocks's proceedings do not
apply to him.
City Attorney McFarlacd succeeds
himself, and is of the opinion that he is
holding under the new Charter.
M. F. Stiles, City Auditor and Clerk of
the old Council, refuses to surrender the
ctfice to the Auditor-elect Lopez and to
City Cleik-elect Teed. Mr. Stiles was a
candidate before the Democratic City
Convention for the oflice which he holds,
and failed to receive the ncmination. If
he had been nominated, the pre
anmptione are that the plank of that body
advocating the new Charter would not
have stuck in his craw.
J. W. Drown, the Superintendent of
Streets nnder the new Charter, refuses
to turn over the cffice to Col. Morford,
the Superintendent-elect. He says
that he will do so on orders
from a court of competent juris
diction. He also was a candidate
for the office before the Democratic City
Convention which endorsed the new
Charter, and he would undoubtedly
have endorsed that resolution if he had
been nominated.
Mr. J. H. Dockweiler, the City Sur
veyor, with a good sense which does him
honor, surrendered his office to Fred
Eaton, filing a protest.
The three contestants refuse to surren
der their offices on the ground that the old
Council did not adjourn sine die, and
that, therefore, it did not go out of exist
ence ; and that until it goes out of exist
ence, or discharges them, they cannot
surrender their offices without making
their bondsmen liable for damages.
The Democratic masses of Los Ange
les, who were beaten in the last election,
to employ a sportman's phrase, believe
that they ought to ante and pass the
bnck. There is no factious disposition
amongst them.
Wk have a very free and easy way of
running things in the United States, and
fiduciary obligations sit very lightly on
the lissom forms of defaulters, even if
they have attained tbe dignity of dea
cons in fashionable churches. Matters
are different in the continental nations
of Europe. An exchange says:
In France and Germany a bankrupt is
liable to be punished by imprisonment
if it is found that his personal expenses
have been excessive, if he has lost large
sums of money by gambling or stock ex
change operations, if he has put accom
modation notes in circulation to stave off
failure, or if he has failed to keep correct
and proper books. It is needless to say
that rigorons methods of this kind have
not been adopted in the United States or
England, where they would go far toward
adding to the number of those in penal
institutions. The tendency of the times
is so clearly toward an unwarrantable
use cf the credit system that it would not
be surprising if some check of this kind
were applied in England, and should it
succeed there, be adopted after awhile
in this country. As nations consolidate,
jrules harden.
The Industrial Edition of the
We devote much of our space to-day
to the special features of this Industrial
Edition of the Herald. It is a very
valuable number to send abroad.
It Ought to be I or I Uio in I tic.
The recent visit to Los Angeles of Mr.
H. M. Yerington, of the Caison and Col
orado Railway, has excited a great deal
of discussion amongst our business men.
This gentlemen was favorably impressed
with the desirability of extending his
road from Keeler to Mojave. We learn
from a source of undoubted authority
that Mr. Yerington was highly impressed
with the present and future of this sec
tion. He has said publicly that if
$500,000 of the stock of the company
were subscribed in Los Angeles the road
would be pushed to Mojive, from which
point both the Southern Pacific and the
Santa Fe roads would compete for the
freight from the Inyo country. We
learn, from the same authority to which
we have already referred, that Mr. D. O.
Mills, one of the leading stockholders in
the Carson and Colorado, is fully im
pressed with the advantages of this ex
tension. On the other hand, the
Messrs. Luning and Randall, of
San Francisco, who are wrapt
up in the growth of that city,
to the exclusion of all other. places,
are hostile to the extension. In view of
the immense benefits accruing to this
city from thiß project there ought to be
no difficulty in placing this block of
$500,000. No subsidy is aßked for, and
even a subsidy would be a judicious
thing under the circumstances. The
Carson and Colorado has been one
of the best paying railway properties on
the American continent, and the sub
scription to its stock is a privilege more
than anything else. The presumptions
are violent that anyone interested in the
venture would reap a very handsome re
turn on his money.
The trade of Inyo county would be ex
ceeding valuable to Los Angeles county
now, and this railroad would indefinitely
increase it. The people of Inyo county
seek this outlet. Mr. Mulholland, in an
able and convincing speech before tbe
Chamber of Commerce, has shown that
this trade, which has heretofore gone
through a deviouß route to San
Francisco, already amounts to $750,
--000 a year. The impetus given
to mineral and other development, by
the short route to Los Angeles, would
doubtless double and quadruple this
trade in a very short time, and swell it to
enormous proportions in a decade.
Sixteen years ago the Southern Pacific
Railway, as a consideration for building
their line to Los Angeles, demanded a
subsidy cf fifteen per cent, on the county
valuation of Los Angeles, which then
only footed up $5,000,000. This amounted
to tbe enormous sum cf $750,000. After
a prolonged fight, and the submission of
the issue to a vote of the people, the sum
demanded was accorded to them. It
was a great sum to ask and to give, and
many intelligent and well-meaning citi
zens voted against the measure. They
regarded it as an outrage. It was really
the most sagacious thing our people ever
did. Largely as a result of this intelli
gent liberality, the assessments of Los
Angeles county have since run up
from five million dollars to over a
a hundred millions, or sn increase of one
hundred and twenty-five per cent, a year
for the whole period covered since the
subsidy. The voting of that subsidy was
the keynote to our prosperity—the open
sesame to our progress and wealth.
Here no subsidy is demanded. The
subscriber to these $500,000 worth of
bonds is simply invited to participation
in the fortunes cf one of the beet paying
railways in the Cnited States. It would
certainly look as if common sense and
public spirit both called for an energetic
response from our people. The extension
of the Carson and Colorado railway to a
connection with the two great transcon
tinental lines already centering in our
city simply means enlarged and vivified
trade and an indefinite development of
the region which is now and always will
be tributary to Los Angeles ;—in other
words, enlarged relations with the sec
tion which God and Nature have marked
out as our legitimate "back country."
Wk are glad to be able to re-echo a
cordial note of appreciation from Chicago,
the to-be greatest city in the world, bar
ring neither London nor New York.
Capitalists of that city have recently,
put two and one-half millions of dollars in
a system of cable cars in this city, which
will soon be in running order. From the
following, which we clip from a Chicago
paper, it will be seen that they are well
The Chicago stockholders in the Los
Angeles Cable Road Association held a
meeting recently in Chicago. President
C. B. Holmes, of the Chicago City Rail
way, who has just returned from a visit
to Los Angeles in the interest of the com
pany explaining the present condition of
the work, illustrating the same by charts.
Those present at the conference profess
to have the greatest confidencetinthe fu
ture of the property and Los Angeles.
A Pleasing Reminiscence.
An old journalistic friend and con
frere, Major Truman, dropped into the
Herald sanctum yesterday, and, speak
ing incidentally of the greatest female
violinist that has ever lived, said: "I
must relate an incident in the life of
Camilla Urso that has never been in
print. As you know, I went out to Nash
ville with Andy Johnson as his private
secretary in March, 18(12; and, as we
were invested with great military as well
as civil power, I run the office of Provost
Marshal for several months, and no
human)being, Union or Rebel, Federal or
Confederate, man or woman, could
get out of Nashville without a
pass signed by me. One day, I
should say in August, Mrs. James K.
Polk came into my office and introduced
to me a petite girlish-looking woman,
who she said, if my memory serves me,
was Mrs. Taylor, the wife of a pianist,
and the mother of two or three children.
Then tbe little woman spoke up and said
that she was the girl violinist of eight
or nine years before who was known as
Camilla Urso; that she had married Mr.
Taylor some years before the war, and
had been shut out of the world com
pletely since the commencement of the
rebellion, and that she wished to go
north aud resume her profession. I at
once gave her a pass and a letter of in
troduction to Colonel Forney, but I have
never seen her since. If you meet her
ask hei if she remembers that incident."
Madame Camilla Urso, and most of
her Bupport, are quartered at the Nadeau.
Mr. Thos. Nickerson, the railroad
builder and stockholder in the Santa Fe,
is in the city. He is stopping at the Hotel
Judge R. B. Carpenter returned from
Santa Barbara yesterday, where he has
been attending to some important legal
Cal. 11. O. Weller, a quandom real
estate auctioneer of Los Angeles during
boom days, is in the city, at the Hoff
man House. He is now of San Jose.
Mrs. Captain Booth, wife of the Assis
tant Quartermaster at the army head
quarters here, suffered a relapse yesterday
and will be detained at San Diego some
time longer.
Mr. C. J. Schieffelin, better known as
"Dick." has leturned to his old stamp
ing ground after an absence of many
months. He looks well and as if time
had not lain heavy on his mind during
his absence.
Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Bowring have re
turned to town after a bridal tour through
out the State. They passed a good deal
of time at San Francisco, and wound np
their travels at the Coronado. They have
taken up temporary town quarters at the
Hon. Stephen M. White and wife left
Sacramento last Saturday for Washing
ton, D. C, where Mr. White goes on
business before the United States
Supreme Court. Mrs. White will remain
in the East a few months visiting rela
tives and friends in Philadelphia, Balti
more and New York.
Chamber of Commerce.
The Board of Directors of the Chamber
of Commerce met yesterday afternoon
and transacted routine business. A letter
was read from Mr.Wm. Taylor, the great
linen importer of New York, in which he
stated that he proposed to visit Los An
geles in the near future, with the inten
tion of ultimately making this his home.
The letter reiterates his former proposi
tion to make this city the location of a
branch house lor the importation of linen
if satisfactory arrangements can be made
with the railroads for freight rates and
with the Government for the making of
Los Angeles a port of entry.
Secretary Higgin and Mr. Van Alstein
were busily engaged all day yesterday iv
dispatching an exhibit of fruit and other
local products to the State Board of Trade
car, which is now traversing the East.
Mr. Eugene Germain supplied the fruit
Distributed by Dynamite.
PbiLASBLPHIA, March L'l. —The inhabi
tants of Uakewood, N. J., and other ad
jacent villages were startled this after
noon by an explosion which occurred in
the mixing room of the United States
Dynamite Company's factory. Thomos
Haggerty and VVilliam Nicholas, tho only
occupants of the room, were instantly
killed. The shock was perceptible in
all the towns and villages within
fifteen or twenty miles. The United
States Dynamite Company located its
factory near the Toms river about four
years ago. Three explosions have oc
curred there, in which five men were
killed and three maimed for life. Tbe
body of Nicholas was scattered in every
direction, and mea were engaged in gath
ering up the pieces until darkness com
pelled them to desist.
A Noted Cbarncltr Dead.
San Francisco, March 21.—Jimmy
Kenovan died at the Almshouse to-day,
the result of a blow on the head in
flicted by a Barbary Coast ruffian a week
or so ago. He was 74 years old, and
had been in California since 1849.
He was born in the Fourth ward, New
York city, in 1815, and was a member
of the police force there.
He was one of the first members of the
police force in this city, serving several
years. Since then he had been noted as
a pedestrian, having engaged in many
matches. His famous walk to San Jose
and buck some years ago for the desti
tute Widows' and Orphans' fund, netted
MvliiHord Disgruntled.
Chicago, March 21.—Governor Swine
ford, of Alaska, passed through this city
this evening. He says he will retire
from oflice by resignation on April 30th,
and embarking in tho mining business.
"Alaska not given justice," he said,
referring to the recent Congressional
investigation of the alleged evils there.
"Ths investigation was little more than
a farce. The way it should have been
conducted would have been for a com
mittee to have gone out there."
Two Very Hard Caaes.
Denver, Col., March 21.—Superin
tendent Roger O'Mara, of the Pittsburg
police force, passed through this city for
the East with "Hobnail" Reilly and
"Fast" Mahone, alias Jt hn Harte, two
of the worst all-round thieves in America.
Reilly was captured at Harney and Ma
hone near Tie Siding, Wyoming. The
men are wanted on a number of charges,
among which is the murder of Officer
Farnham, who was killed near Fair
mount Park ten years ago.
"Little Bhodv'i Bepu li limns.
Providencb, R. 1., March 21.—The
Republican State Convention met this
morning. Governor Royal C. Taft was
re-nominated, but declined to accept the
honor. Governor Herbert L. Ladd, of
Providence, was then unanimously re
nominated. E. W. Lapham, nominated
for Lieutenant-Governor, declined, and
Daniel G. Little field was chosen. The
rest of the ticket was re-nominated.
A Hung Jury.
Baltimore, March 21.—The jury in the
United States Court could not determine
whether Captain Beauchamp of the
oyster boat Beauchamp had been guilty
of the cruelties charged against him b>
the men employed on the vessel, and
were dismissed by Judge Morris this
morning after he had in vain exhausted
every effort to induce them to agree
upon a verdict.
Beaplted from Ucath.
Habbisbtjso, March 21.—Mrs. Sarah
Jane Whiteling, the Philadelphia mur
deress, whose application for a commuta
tion of the death sentence to the Board
Pardons yesterday was refused, was
granted a respite by the Governor this
evening from Wednesday next until
April 24th.
Tbe Lvi iTlud Bun Trial.
Mauch Chunk, Pa., March 21.—The
jury, in Engineer Major's trial, the third
and last of the Lehigh employees, in
dicted for having caused the Mud Run
disaster, this afternoon rendered a ver
dict of not guilty. The verdict was re
ceived with applause.
Additional Nominations by
the President.
The Senate Keeps Back the An
nouncement of Confirmations.
After tho Boomers.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald.!
The President sent the following nom
inations to the Senate: Miles 0. Moore,
Walla Walla, W. T., Governor of Wash
ington Territory; OliverC. White, Was
hington Territory, Secretary of Washing
ton Territory ; Henry N. Blame, Mon
tana, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of Montana; John D. Fleming, Colorado,
United States Attorney for the Districtof
It is practically settled that Fred C.
Brackett, of Washington, will suc
ceed E. W. Ybuinans as chief clerk of
the Treasury. It is said that George S.
Windrim, of Philadelphia, has accepted
the effice of Supervising Architect of the
Henry N. Blake, who was to-day nom
inated Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Montana, is about 66 years of
age, and is one of the best known law
yers in the State, having practiced his
profession at Virginia City for the laßt
twenty-five years. At different t'mes he
has served as a member of the Territor
ial Legislature, as a member of the con
stitutional convention and as Associate
Justice of the Supreme Bench.
John D. Fleming, the new United
States Attorney for the District of Colo
rado, is a young man engaged in the
practice of law at Leadville. He was
recommended for the oflice by the Con
gressional delegation and tbe prominent
Republicans of the State.
Charles M. Pendley, who has been for
many years official stenographer at the
White House, has been appointed pri
vate secretary to the Secretary of the
Treasury, to take effect April Ist.
confirmations kept secret.
In executive session to-day, tbe Sen
ate confirmed a number of territorial
and postal nominations, comprising all
that had up to date been reported from
the committee. The list is, however,
withheld, the Senate having failed to
suspend the operation of tbe rule which
keeps confirmations secret and delays
notification to the President until two
additional executive sessions shall have
supervened without entry of a motion to
"circumlocution" hcreacs.
The special committee, appointed iv
tbe last Congress to investigate the
methods of doing business in the execu
tive departments, of which committee
Senator Cockrell is chairman, has com
pleted its work, and the report prepared
by Cockrell (who has really been the
committee) will be made to the Senate
in a few days. The document
is an exhaustive and interesting one,
confining numerous illustrations oi how
red tape and senseless adherence to
forms and precedence interrupts and re
tards the dispatch of public business. The
report will show that, in some depart
ments, cf the pension and land bureaus
for instance, it requires as long a time
as four or five years to settle a claim t r
get information of certain kinds. Claims
filed as far back as 1884 iv these bureaus
are still undisposed of. In some offices
efforts are being made to get out of tbe
old ruts, and adopt new and better
methods, with the result that business is
dispatched with greater accuracy, more
speedily and with more benefit to those
interested. The Paymaster-General's
office is up with current business, and re
quests for information are an
swered within twenty-four hours. In the
Surgeon-General's office, Dr. Ainsworth
has introduced a card index by the use
of which he has caught up with busi
ness which was over a year behind at the
time he took hold, and has been able to
furnish information in seventy-two per
cent, of the cases against fifty-nine per
cent, under the old style. CocKrell says
there is, however, in many, if not in
most cases, a disposition to ignore im
proved ways of doing business, and tho
report will recommend, among other
things, that a commission be appointed
with authority and direction to institute
the reforms suggested.
getting ready to adjourn.
In executive session of the Senate this
afternoon, Sherman announced that
President Harrison had informed him
that he (the Piesident) would be so far
along with his nominations that the Sen
ate might conveniently adjourn next
week. It is expected that the special
session will end on Thursday or Friday
next. In order to assist the President in
his intention, the Senate did not take
the usual three-day recess to-day, but
will meet again to-morrow. This notifi
cation makes it practically certain that
no legislative business will be trans
acted before adjournment. There will
probably be, however, some discussion
of the resolutions introduced yesterday
by Butler declaring that the Senate has
no power to elect a President pro tern, for
service during the entire term of Con
gress, a decision by the Senate being de
sired by a number of Senators upon that
Postmaster-General Wannamaker has
issued an order directing all clerks in the
oflice of the First Assistant Postmaster-
General and such as may be required
from other bureaus of the department,
until otherwise directed, to begin work
at 8:30 o'clock a. m. instead of!), as here
tofore, and remain at their desks until 6
o'clock p. m. insteid of 4. This increase
of hours is made for the purpose of facili
tating the dispatch of applications and
the preparation of papers for action in
the office of the First Assistant Postmas
ter-General. The clerks in the dead
letter oflice are also required to work
from 8:30 until 6, so that the work now
in arrears in that division may be
brought up.
The Department of State has received
further details concerning the recent
riots at Chin Kiang. The trouble arose
out of the stoning of the Sikh Police in
the British quarter by a crowd of boys
and young men. It occurred on the
Chinese new year, when business was
partially suspended and the streets
thronged with idlers. The quarrel of the
boys was assumed by the men and a
general fight ensued. A report was cur
rent that a ('hinaman had been killed by
the police. Immediately the enraged
mob attacked and burned the police sta
tion. The roadway was thronged
with 20,000 rioters, who surged
toward the United States and Brit
ish Consulates. When the situa
tion became alarming, 300 soldiers
from the neighboring barracks appeared
upon the scene, buttheir presence served
only to excite tbe derision'of the mob.
Undeterred by the soldiers, the gates of
the United States and British Consulate
were assaulted and tho British Consulate
bunied. With much difficulty the two
Consuls with their families effected their
escape aud reached the mail steamer
just in time to evade tho fury of the
rioters, who were in hot pursuit. The
mob made several unsuccessful efforts to
board the vessel, but it was repulsed in
each instance. The arrival of a brigade
of soldiers in the evening and of the
British man-of-war the following morn
ing, had the effect of restoring quiet.
A favorable report on tbe gunboat
Yoiktown, has been made by tbe Board.
She has been completed in accordance
with the contract, and is sufficiently
strong to bear her weights ol every de
scription. The Board was impressed by
her clean condition and smoothness. She
could be put into commission immediate
ly if her dynamos were set up and con
nected, and her battery supplied.
{ Secretary Tracy has ordered Commo
dore A. E. Benham to take command of
the navy yard at Hare Island, Cal., the
position made vacant by the departure of
Bear Admiral Belknap to take command
of the Asiatic Fquadron. Tho Commo
dore is at present on waiting orders.
Hear Admiral Stephen B. Luce has been
informed by the Navy Department that
lie was placed on the retired list on the
25th inst. His retirement will cause tbe
promotion of the following officers: Com
modore David B. Harmony, to be Rear-
Admiral; Captain F, M. Ramsey, Com
modore; also Wm. T. Casey, Captain;
Lieutenant-Commodore Royal Bradford,
Commander, and Lieutenant A. H. C.
Leutze, Lieutenant-Commander. Com
modore Harmony is at present Chief of
the Bureau of Yards and Docks, and his
four years' commission for that place ex
pires on tho 22d instant, two days after
the retirement, that causes bis advance
ment. It is the general opinion at the
Department that he will be re-appointed,
in which case he will be the only Rear-
Admiral on duty at the Department.
Washington, March 21. —The follow
ing telegram was sent at 4:35 this after
To the Commanding General of the Dili
tion of Missouri at Chicago:
"The act of Congress, approved March
2,188! l, provides in substance that no
person shall be permitted to enter upon
and occupy the land recently ceded to
the United States by the Creek and Sem
inole Indians until said lands are opened
for settlement by proclamation of the
President, and that any person violating
this provision shall never be permitted to
enter any of said lands or acquire any
rights thereto. The President directs
that the officers under your command
cause the people to be fully informed of
these provisions of law and that they
take and preserve the names of all per
sons who may enter the territory in vio
lation of this prevision so that tbe same
may be enforced by the Land Depart
ment when said lands are lawfully
opened for settlement."
By order of Major-General Scofield.
J. C. Kelton, A. A. G.
The Secretary of tbe Xavy has been
informed through the Secretary of State
that the Bishop of Alaska and the Aleu
t's l Islands contemplates an early tour
ot inspection to the most, distant parishes
of his episcopal see, and that he will be
provided with Russian war vessels for
that purpose. The Secretary of the Navy
has instructed the commanding officers
of the United States vessels in Alaskan
waters to extend to the Bishop the court
esies due to his position and any facili
ties he may need.
Franklin Woodruff, W. D. Baird, Theo.
Willis and Nathan Newman, of New
York, waited upon Secretary Whitney
to-day and asked the appointment of
Michael Dady as Superintendent of Fed
eral Buildings in New York city, the
position now held by Colonel Fryer. The
same delegation also saw tho President
in behalf of Mr. Lewis Payne's appoint
ment as Public Printer. It is said that
tho President informed the delegation
that New York must not expect this
office as he had about decided to give it
to a Western man.
The President has commuted to im
prisonment for life tbe sentence of death
imposed in the case of Albert Green
(colored), convicted of murder in the
District of Columbia, in September last,
and sentenced to be hanged on the sth
of April. This is the first crimioal case
in which President Harrison has exer
cised executive clemency.
The nomination of Louis Wolfley to be
Governor of Arizona is still pending be
fore the Committee on Territories. Sena
t3r Piatt, the Chairman, said to-day:
"We are waiting to hear and read all
that may be offered for and against Gen
eral Wolfley. When that is done wo
shall consider it all and give our judicial
decision. We could not do less than
that, and any man is entitled to it."
The charges, it is said, are of a very seri
ous nature, but the general belief is that
they cannot be sustained, and that
General Wolfley's nomination will re
ceive a favorable report.
In auswor to an inquiry on the sub
ject this afternoon, Secretary Windom
said ho had tendered the position of
Supervising Architect of the Treasury to
James H. Windrim, of Philadelphia, but
was not sure yet whether he would ac
cept it or not.
James H. Windrim, who was to-day
tendered the position of Supervising
Architect of tho Treasury by Secretary
Windom, said this evening that if satis
factory arrangements with regard to his
business in this city could be made, he
probably would accept.
Patterning- after I'aullne.
Washington, March 21.—The hasty
marriage of the daughter of Chief Justice
Fuller has given a stimulus to the young
people of Washington. Miss Kitty I.
Thompson, quite well known as
a local singer, quietly traveled to
Baltimore this afternoon and was '
married to Ewaldus L. Berry. J
nephew of Senator Berry, of Arkansas, 1
The young couple returned to Washing- 1
ton and proceeded to the home of the '
bride's mother and informed her of what
she had done. They received the parental 1
blessing and in the evening formed a '
party at the theatre.
Stcpheu ill. White Arrive*.
Washington, March 22. —Lieutenant-
Governor Stephen M. White, of Califor
nia, arrived to-night.
A middleweight Challenge.
Chicago, March 21.—James Connolly,
of this city, issues a challenge to any
middleweight in California to fight for a
purse or stake, the winner to take all. I
The President to Close It by
No Vessels Will be Allowed to rCnjrage
Airain in Seal-Hunting in
Those Waters.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkraldl
New York, March 21.—A Washington
Bpecial the Post says: "President
Harrison will issue a proclamation rel
ative to the Behring Sea which cannot
fail to attract international attention.
This proclamation will be tbe (irßt infor
mation which most people have that in
the closing hours of the last session of
Congress an amendment was incorpor
ated in tbe territorial salmon fishing
act which in effect declares Behring Sea
is a closed sea.
"The amendment in its terms extends
the provisions of the salmon fishing in
Behring Sea; that is to say, the act for
bids tbe taking of seal by any one not
authorized by the act in the
water of Behring Sea, and does
not exclude them merely from
fishing on certain inlands. The
amendment is of course of the greatest
importance to the Alaska Fur Seal Com
pany, as it will preserve tho seal fisheries
for them. It is also of great importance
to American and Canadian fishermen
who may have been planning to engage
in seal fishing in the open waters of
Behring Sea this season, as so many of
the Canadian vessels did last season.
"The act authorizes the seizure of such
vessels by the United States revenue cut
ters. The proclamation of the President
will call attention to this fact. The act
may give rise to important international
complications. It is an attempt by legis
lative enactment to settle the interna
tional question which the great powers
interested may consider still an open
i.xni X l i c BY aim > in«,
A Novel Way of i'lnrtlug a. Lost
BcRANTOH, Pa., March 21.—Doctors and
scientific men in this city are interested
in a peculiar case which developed in this
city to-day. A week ago Oharies Nier, of
this city ran a needle into his foot. The
surgeons sought in vain for it. This after
noon Nier was taken to the plant of the
electric railway, and his foot held near
one of the dynamos. In fifteen minutes
the needle was drawn out.
A Handy Jury.
PrrrsßUßO, March 21.—A Wheeling
dispatch says that there was a remark
able occurrence in the United States
Court to-day which bliows the futility of
any further attempt by the Government
to secure a conviction in the election
case, at least with the present panel.
William Myers, alleged to be a minor,
was on trial, and this evening the jury
came into court and said there was no
possible chance of an agree
ment. The Court said it would
send them back, when the foreman,
O'Brien, said that some of the jury were
willing to convict if they could be as
sured in advance what the punishment
would be. The Court sharply reproved
the jury for this attempt to compromise
the case, whereupon the jury retired,
and within five minutes returned a ver
dict of not guilty. The sensation was
tremendous, and the verdict is the talk
of the city to-night. It is not impossible
that no more cases will be tried by the
District Attorney, although seventy in
dictments are in his hands.
Sigel (Jets Six Years.
New York, March 21.—Robert Sigel,
son of General Franz Sigel, who pleaded
guilty to forging pension checks, was
sentenced in the United States Court to
day to six years' imprisonment at hard
labor. The prisoner exiiibited great ner
vousness as Judge Benedict told him he
wronged many persons, and that it was
difficult to find any circumstance to war
rant a mitigation of his punishment.
Sigel's young wife wept bitterly in the
rear of the courtroom when she beard the
sentence pronounced. When the prisoner
was being taken back to j iil his brother
fainted in the hallway outside the court
room and was unconscious for an fiour.
The Commissioner of Pensions writes
notifying persons swindled through
Sigel to communicate with the Pension
Utlice at Washington.
The l.nbnr Itatlle South.
Raleigh, N. C, March 21.—A white
man named Cheek, one of the agents
engaged in inducing negro emigrants to
io south, came to grief to-day. He left
here last night with about sixty negroes
tor Mississippi, but at Greensboro, eighty
miles from here, he was overhauled by a
prominent farmer of this section named
Mail, who had him arrested and brought
oack to this city, charging that
tie had enticed away hands who
were hired to work for him by the year.
3heek was arraigned this evening before
t Justice of the Peace and found guilty;
and, in default of $200 bail was put in
ail. His whole crew was left at Greens
aoro, where they yet remain. The farm
irs throughout this section have been left
\ithout hands enough to work their
•rops, and are determined to make this
i test case.
A Destructive Flood.
Atlantic City, N. J., March 21.—The
vaves for two days past have been stead
ly underming the buildings on the inner
lide of the boardwalk, particularly at the
ower end, from Michigan avenue down,
md when the terrible flood tide and fur
oc.o waves last night struck them they
lollapsed. Near Georgia avenue Pro
eßsor Jones was in bed when the waves
truck his house and demolished it. He
vas thrown with stunning force among
he debris, and had a miraculous escape.
?hreo families at the same place hardly
ucceded iv making their exit through
he rear doors when their houses suc
unubed to the waves.
Boycotting- "the Big I'our."
Denver, Col., March 21.—Governor
Jooper to-day signed the bill recently
lassed by the General Assembly providi
ng for the inspection before slaughter of
ny neat cattle, hogs or sheep of any
escription, tho meat of which is in
uiiled to be sold as human food. The
hi practically prevents the importation
f meats slaughtered by "the Big Four,"
r any other eastern packing houses. It
i understood that these eastern houses
will immediately make an effort to have
the law declared unconstitutional
Jumped from a Window.
St. Louis, March 21.—0. W. Bennett,
of Baltimore, at Hurst's Hotel, to-night,
jumped or fell from the lifth story win
dow, and was instantly killed. Bennett
had been drinking heavily, and is sup
posed to have committed suicide.

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