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DAILY HERALU —PUBLISHED— BKVBN DAYS A W XXX. JOSEPH D. LTWCH. JAM*' >• A~KB. AYERB & LYNCH. - PUBLISHERS. CITY OFHCIAI. PAPER. (Catered at the jsstofllce at Lob Augeles as Becond-class matter.] DELIVERED BY CARRIERB At *Oc. per Week. •* 80c - P er - T '» ntn - TEBHS BT Ui.lL. INCLUDIHB rOSTASB: Daily Hbbald, one year.. $8.00 Daily Hbbald, six months.. Daily Hbbald, three mouths jS- Hunt Hbbald.one year... - oo Weekly Hbbald, six too Weekly Hbbald, three months t>o ILLUSTBATBD HBBALD, per OOpy 10 Local cobrespondenck irom adjacent towns specially solicited. remittances should be made by draft, cheek, postoroceorderorpoßtalnote. The latter should be sent for all sums less than $5. Orvics or Publication, 123-5 West Second atrtet, between Spring and Tort, Los Angelea. notice to mall subscriber*. Tbe papers of all delinquent mall subscribers to the Los Augeles Daily Hbbald will be promptly diseouticueil hereafter. No papers •will be sent to subscribers by mail unle s the same have been paid lor in advance. This rule la Inflexible. Ayees _ Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT —Owing to •ur greatly increased iacilities we are prepared to exocute all kinds of ]ob work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders wUI be promptly filled at moderate rates. SATI KIIAI, fflm(H 83, 1889. A Terrible Mistake. In all portions of this section an amaz ing number of orange trees are being planted this season. One land syndicate near San Bernardino is credited with Betting out 31,000 trees oi this kind. Literally thousands of our farmers are netting out from 200 to 1,000 trees each. Thie is not the mistake outlined in the heading to this article. It is the very wisest, by all odds, of all the enterprises any man could go into. ~Bnt the great mistake is the source whence the trees come to supply this demand. It is a cad commentary on our lack of thrift and enterprise that the orchards of this section are and have been all tbe season almost bare of young orange trees. We were all so busy speculating in corner lots out at the Monte or near San Juan-by-the-Sea, that we forgot to lift a shovelful of dirt or put a seed of any sort in the ground. The result of all this is that our planters have to send to Florida for young trees to set their orchards. And tbe worst of all, this is that tbe lack cannot be supplied at once. It is an easy matter to advise orchardists to plant a large number of seeds of the orange this year. The advice probably is superfluous. No doubt this will be done in abundant measure. But the trees will not be available for setting next year nor the year after. A tree fonr or five years from the seed is the one desirable for planting. If we are rightly informed a tree is two years old or there abouts before it is fit to graft. Then it takes two years at least to get the graft well set an d started to justify transplant ing with an expectation of vigorous de velopment after that trying ordeal. Thus it looks as if several seasons must inter vene before there will be a sufficient sup ply of home-grown orange trees in this region. All this would not be so bad if the im ported trees were likely to do nearly so well as those grown at home. But Florida has a climate very different from that of Southern California. It is very close and hot in the spring, summer and fall months, and rather cold in the winter. The frost is much more severe than with us. Then the Florida trees grow in a damp atmosphere. They are accustomed to frequent and abundant rains. The roots of these trees grow in perpetual moisture. How differ ent all this from the influence to which these trees will be subjected when trans planted to Los Angeles or other portions of this section! How different the habit of growth which these trees have devel oped in their original habitat to that which they must adapt them selves to when they are set here! Of course, in time this adapta tion will rake place, but until the trees adopt their new habits, they will not flourish as they shonld. These imported trees will require great care and nursing in their new homes. They will need more water, probably, than those grown from seed here. Then the orchards in Florida are not plowed as with ns. The constant stirring of the ground near the tree and the inevitable destruction of co many of the fibrous, surface roots may be fonnd to be very deleterious to the young trees. Those planting them will do well to watch them with especial care and see that they are kept in good health so as to insure steady growth and robust health. Democrats of recognized position, taking their stand with all good citizens of all party affiliations, applaud to the echo the attitude assumed by the Demo cratic office-holders who, bending to the -will of the supreme people and mindful in a patriotic way of the best interests of the city, show a disposition to step out of their offices with so ready alacrity, and to allow their rightful successors to take peaceable possession of their seats. The gentlemen who thus show so great a measure of good sense stand in the best light before the eyes of their fellow citizens. The party put it to the touch to win or lose it all. In many cases the incumbents of the of fices went before the Convention of their party, and in many cases these were honored with renomination. Thus, the two parties went squarely before the sovereign people for a verdict as to what men should hold office. After putting the matter thus to the arbitrament of the ballot box, it is mere child's play to appeal from the decision of the people. Those who manfully accepted their defeat and gracefully yielded to the will of the people, prove themselves well qualified at a future time to hold office, while those who kick against the pricks of the popular judgment, get nothing but wounds to themselves. The will of the people should stand unquestioned. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 23. 1889. Here Is the High Road to Pros perity. During tbe year* while the boom was at its height a great deal was done in the way of preliminary steps tending to the development of the resources of this county. The most important things ac complished by the great speculative ex citement were the partial segregation of the big ranches and the making known of our resources and of the attractions of the section to the outside world. Thous ands and tens of thousands of acres of the lands of this county were purchased from the original owners by large syndi cates, who cut the territory into small farms suitable to the needs of actual Bettlers. Much «f this territory was sold in these small subdivisions to actual settlers, and much more was sold to people who intend at a day not far re mote to settle on their possessions and develop the resources that lie in the soil. Also thousands and tens of thous ands in all parts of the Union were made intimately acquainted with the facts re garding this section and the possibilities of it. Note that in all this there has been very little actual advance made. All, or nearly all this is preliminary work. The segregation of the big ranches into small farms does not plant them to oranges nor produce any other sort of crops. Neither does the spreading abroad of the story of our attractions at once fill the valley with actual and permanent set tlers. Here is the mistake we are mak ing just now. The great speculative era is for the present passed. Is that all there was in the whole business? Now that bass bands, big flags, wild-voiced auc tioneers and sales of lots at auction are passed, shall we sit and look at our possessions produce malva and nettles for all coming time, and neither plant the lands ourselves nor try to dispose of them to such people as will develop their riches? However unwisely others may answer these queries, there is here one company whose views and methods are in a wiser 1 vein. The Redondo and Inglewood pec \ pie are not blind speculators. They saw in Redondo and Inglewood property in which there lay great latent possibilities. They purchased there lands not to let them lie idle for an indefinite time, but to develop their resources at once. Here is the most charming seaside resort in any part of the broad universe. Here is what can be made an excellent harbor for ships, where a large commerce may be developed. Here are thousands of acres of the best soil on the globe, smiled on by the sunniest skies that shine out of the heavens. There are possibi lities here which the wise, experienced and practical men who have put their money in the venture see. But they do not propose to eit idly by and wait like the famous Mieawber for another boom to turn up. Boom or no boom, here is an enterprise with a great future before it. And all hands are as busy as nailers getting things in shape to bring out all there is in the property. Wharves are being built, a hotel is about to be erected, railroads in several directions aro planned for to-morrow or next day. There ha] only been the merest beginning made of developing the resousces of any part ot this section. It remains with those of us here to do the work of devel opment. The Redondo people are not trying to sell sites for seaside villas on promises for the future. They are not trying to put actual settlers on their lands by telling of exploits of the distant future. They are doing a great deal of actual work, saying nothing about what they intend to do next year, and not try ing very hard to induce others to take their property off their hands. It is the opinion of these men that the proper way to develop ia to develop. They do not propose to await the result of some for tuitous influence to create a value and a market for what they have to sell. Their property has a value intrinsic to itself, and they propose to make this value patent to all beholders. This is their way of creating a market. Men and boomers, one and all, this is the way to bring back the days of pros perity and active movement. If you will all emulate the fine example of this en ergetic, enterprising and sagacious syn dicate, we shall not for a single moment bemoan the dullness of the times. Mr. Harrison finds himself within three weeks of his induction into office confronted by an excellent oppor tunity to show how he stands on the im portant question of the relations of the people to monopolies. Mr. Harrison stands before the people—that is before the really intelligent portion of the American people—very strongly sus pected of being the admiring friend of the 'causes that are heavily backed by bank accounts. The way in which the money-bags of the country "blew in" their shekels in behalf of his election, and the magnificent way in which the leaders in this movement have been re warded politically, are facts that do not dissipate the impression that the Presi dent iB not a man whose sympathies really bleed for the non-moneyed portion of the people. And now comes Mr. Harrison's grand opportunity to confirm or do away with the feeling as to his attitude. The wires yesterday brought us the information that Justice Stanley Matthews, of the Supreme Court of the t'uited States, has passed away. Death has been active in the ranks of this body during the past few years. Justice Wood died during Cleveland's administration, and was replaced by Lamar; then Chief Justice Waite passed away, and his place went to Fuller. Now the third break is made in the ranks by the death of Matthews. This member of the highest court in the land was a monopolist of monopolists. He was always known as being on the side of the largest bank ac count. His place is to be filled. He represents the section of country lying between Cincinnati and Chicago, the central point of which is Indianapolis. This is the home of Qresham, who now occupies a Beat in a Federal Court at Chicago. The irst thought in the minds of most people as to the. filling of Matthew's seat will center in Gresham. He will rise uppermost in Harrison's mind. Will Gresham take the place he is so well fitted for on the bench of the Supreme Court, and to which he is in a manner entitled as a partially recognized right of succession ; or will the powerful monopolists, who fear and hate Gresham, be so potent with the Piesident as to put Borne pliant tool on the bench? We shall see what we shall see. A movement ia on foot to establish here an annual fair, at which tho products, resources and manufactures of this sec tion sriall be placed on exhibition. The idea is a copy of the Mechanics' Fair ot San Francisco, to which something simi lar is found in all large cities, tho cen ters of important sections iv all parts cf the U/nion. The movement is in the right direction, and should not be allowed to halt for a moment until a really grand result shall have been accomplished. From such an annual exhibit mcch good is sure to spring. Here will be the best opportunity for all who have wealth in any form to let the fact be known to the general pub lic. Many of us know only as a matter t f hearsay anything of the rich resources of this section. Its fruit products, its more common vegetable crops, the minerals of various sorts, the oil measures of the section, the manufactures being turned out here and tbe art treasures, whether of home production or brought from abroad, will make a very magnificent display. It will do us all good to see them in the concrete and in compact shape visible to the eyes of the ll3sh, and thereby to the eye of the mind. The committee in whose hands this matter is placed ia composed of excellent men. Their names may be found in the Herald to-day. Tbey will commend themselves to all readers of this journal. They are progressive men, of experience and of ideas. They should succeed to a per fect degree in their efforts to give us an annual fair for the purposes set forth. And the fair ought to be on no six-by-nine scale. It ought to be put up in the most magnifi cent form; it ought to take in all the enterprises, resources and interests of the section; and all the attractiveness of art should be called in to relieve the hardness of material things, to appeal to the imagination as well as to the thrifty sentiment of the people. A German newspaper published in Chicago, Dtr Wetter, has a dispatch which reads as follows: Berlin, March 13.—The Governor of the Province of West Prussia, in view of the lack of farm laborers, recommends the introduction of Chinese. Why is this Btartling fact thus de veloped? Is it because immigration from Germany has been so large as to practically depopulate tbo Fatherland, ao far as labor goes, or ia it because cf the modern tendency in all countries to flock into the cities, thua leaving the country comparatively depopulated? This last is a very important matter. The quiet life of the country, whose charms' poets have sung and philoso phers moralized on, is greatly despised by the average mechanic, and even manual laborer of the day. All long for the excitement of city life; and many would rather be half fed, but amused in the city, rather be prosperous, but lead a dull life in the country. The sign is not a good one for our times. There are elsewhere some notes of a sort of Star Chamber proceedure begun by the new Republican Council of Los Angeles. This is a new departure, and in a bad line. The executive sessions of the Senate of the United States aro un democratic and un-republican, but the pretensions of this august body are not to be imitated in matters municipal. It is a bad example which calls for no local imitators. Everything in which the peo ple are concerned ought to be public, plain and above-board. UP-COUNTRY REALTY. Prices at High as Iv the Angel City. Mr. M. P. Snyder, a well informed real estate agent ef this city, has re cently paid a visit to San Francisco and other places on the Bay. During his visit he took pains to look carefully into the situation of affairs where he traveled. He was around San Jose, and as a result of his observations, he reports that real estate in the Garden City is quite as high in price as any similarly situated property in the Angel City. He finds further that not only city property is held as high there as here grade for grade, but that suburban property at San Jo=e is held at quite as high figures as it is held in the vicinity of Los Angeles. Then he goes further, and states that ho finds frnit lands of the various grades in Santa Clara county valued as high as among the most eclectic bits in Los Angeles county. In fact all grades of property, down to the commonest farming lands, are quite as highly appreciated there as here. Mr. Snyder's ex perience is only the same as that of all Angeleflos who in the past few years have paid a visit to the country around the Bay of San Francisco. Yet the new-commer io this section often leaves here and goes there to find cheap lands. Now in the face of all these facts it is well to remember, that on the lands of Los Angeles county the orange, the Eng lish walnut, the lemon and the lime flourish as if they were the original hab itat of these most profitable of crops. It is also well to recall the fact that strawberries ripen here in January and December, that peas and tomatoes under the skies of the semi tropics are perennial crops, maturing at all seasons of the year. Mr. Snyder is emphatic in his opinion that this is still the best place in the State to be, a view in which all who thoroughly understand the matter will fully coincide. Only Half the Job: Hobba—"l under stand that Dob3on's wife is a German, and that he mastered the German language to win her." Jones—"Well, he must have expended all his energies on the language then. He has never mastered her.—[Burlington Free Press. What's the rise ot repining, when you esn ? uy £ °/* nd Republic Cigarroiorooentsor four Buffos /or 10 cents. STANLEY MATTHEWS. A Member of the Supreme Court Bench Dead. AN ABLE JURIST AND JUDGE. Testimony of fits Ability and Worth By Some of the Most Eminent Men of the Day. [associated Press Dispatches to the IT sua ld I Washington, March 22 —Justice Stan ley Matthews died at 10 o'clock. The last change in the condition of Justice Matthews occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. In the morning he had been feeling comfortable and cheerful. At that hour, however, the in tense pain which marked the periods cf h.B decline recurred and never left him nutil death brought relief. Dr. William W. Johnston was Bummoned, and find ing the patient suffering so intensely, administered • opiates, which, toward morning, induced a state of semi-con sciousness, in which he remained until the end. Occasionally he would par tially revive and recognizathe loved ones near him by a glonce or pressure of the hand, but a relapse soon followed. For a number of hours previous to hia death he was practically unconscious. In his last hours the dying Justice was surrounded by the raemterß of his family. The remains will be interred in the family lot at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, but the details are not to.be perfected until the arrival of tho ,I«ad Justice's oldest son, Mortimer Matthews, of Cincinnati, and his youngest daugh ter, Grace, wife of Horace Cleveland, Assistant United States District Attorney at Cincinnati, and nephew of Justice Harlan. The engagement of Miss Matthews and Justice Gray was announced this week and the marriage was expected to occur shortly. In the United States Supreme Court immediately upon assembling, the Chief Justice announced the death of Justice Matthews, and as a mark of respect to his memory the court adjourned until Tuesday. The immediate catiFe of death was exhaustion of the heart and conges tion of the kidneys. In the Senate, the Chaplain in his opening prayer, made a feeling reference to the death of Justice Matthews. The Vice-President laid befcre the Senate a note from the Chief Justice, announcing the death of Matthews, saying the funeral would probably occur Monday. Adjjurned out of respect to the dead jurist. Shortly after 10 o'clock this morning, intelligence of the death of Associate Justice Matthews reached the Supreme Court-room. The proper oilieers im mediately authorized the draping in black of the seat lately occupied by the Associate Justice. When the hour of 12 arrived, the Court assembled as usual. Upon taking his seat, the Chief Justice made the following announcement: "This Court has received tho melancholy intelligence of the death of its beloved member, Juatice Mat'hswe, in this city at 10 o'clock this morning. No business, therefore, will be transacted, and the Court will adjourn until Tuesday." Justice Matthews has he3n an invalid for a y?ar or more. During the winter of 1887-88 he frequently c.implained of in digestion and muscular rheumatism, and as the spring wore on he began to suffer from obstinate diarrhiea, from which he lost a great deal of strength and 11 -sh. At this time it was thought that hia great devotion to work was to a largo de gree responsible for his illness, as no doubt it was, and, acting upon the ad vice of his physicians and friends, who had great hopes that a change of air might prove a lasting benefit, he went to Mas sachusetts, stopping some time at Lenox, then at Nantucket, but he continued to lose ground. During the summer he had several attacks of muscular rheumatism, associated with high fever, which would confine him to bed several days at a time. Ou his return home he began to improve somewhat, but continued to suf fer from intermittent attacks, which al ways greatly reduced his strength and flesh. These came on at intervals of three or four weeks. Between them tie would have periods of marked improve ment, and several times when Dr. Johnson was confidently hoping to be able to get him out, another attack would nroßtrate him and leave him weaker than ever. Justice Field, who knew Justica Matthews intimately, more so perhaps than any other member oi the court, expressed to a representative of the As sociated Press, after the court ad journed, the sentiments of himself and his associates upon the death of their brother Justice. Said he: "The mem bers of the Supreme Court deeply de plore the death of Justice Matthews. They had bacame attached to him in an unusual degree.They recognized his great legal ability; but even moro they appre ciated the warmth of his affectionate nature. He was an industrious judge, and his decisions exhibited wide re search and thorough culture. He was an able lawyer, a wise judge and a Christian gentleman." The death of Justice Matthews was the subject of conversation among tho Senators to-day, many of whom had served with him during his term in the Senate, and, on every hand, words of re gret and eulogy were paid. Senator Sherman said: -'The death of Justice Matthews comes with a shock to me. He was a man thoroughly fitted for the position he occupied—a trained lawyer, with a judicial mind of the high est order. It is uo disparagement to hia associates to say that he was their equal in point of equity. His love of justice was intuitive, and his decisions were mathematical demonstrations. He main tained tho poaition for which his mind was best fitted. Most of his friends con cede that he was not a wise politician, but no one doubted his being a great judge. Hia death will be Bincerely mourned by a multitude of frienda, and his place will be hard to fill." Senator Teller aaid: "Justice Mat thews' appointment was an excellent one, and he did not disappoint his friends. He was a man of commanding talent. I served with him in the Senate and became quite intimate with him, and had a high regard for him." Senator Harris: "I had known Justice Matthews personally for many years. He was a man of absolute purity and integ rity, and a lawyer of great ability." Senator Mitchell: "I became acquaint ed with him twelve years ago when he entered the Senate, and aerved with him two years on the Committee on Railroads. There I had every opportunity to be come intimately acquainted with him, and have known htm ever since as Sena tor and Justice of the Supreme Court. Hie death is a great loss to the bench and the country. Mr. Hoar: "There was some difference of opinion as to the expediency of Justice Matthews' appointment when he went upon the bench. This was due to a fear that his judicial opinions might he biased in favor of the great railroad interests which he had so largely represented as counsel. I never myself shared this fear for a moment. Judge Matthews has taken his place in the highest rank of magistrates who have sat upon the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States from the beginning of the govern ment. It has never occurred to any body since his appointment to queßtion his absolute impartiality. Every intelli gent man will now agree that he was in his rightful and appropriate place iv that tribunal to whose arbitration all the in terests of the country are submitted, and which keeps tho forces of State and Nation alike within their appointed bonnds." A large number of messages of con dolence wore received during the after noon. Among them was the following: ExKi'i'TivE Mansion, ) Washington, March 12, 1880.) Dear Mrs. Matthews—l have heard with most profound regret of the death of your moßt honored husband. The sense of loss and bereavement which you feel will be shared by our people. I have known Justice Matthews for many yeare, and had a very high appreciation of his character and learning. That you may be comforted and sustained in this hour of trial is my most sincere prayer. Very truly yours, Benj. Harrison. Arrangements for the funeral were practically concluded this evening Re ligious services will be held at his late residence on Connecticut avenue, Mon day afternoon at 1 o'clock. They will be brief and simple, and will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Hamlin, pastor of the Church of the Covenant. At the conclu sion, the remains will be removed to the Baltimore ond Ohio station for transpor tation to Glundalo, Ohio, by way of Cin cinnati. Religious services will be held there at Christ's Episcopal Church un der the conduct of Rev. Dr. Price, Rec tor, on Tuesday afternoon, aud the re mains will then be removed to Spring Grove Cemetery for interment. The members of the Supreme Court will ac company the remains as honorary pall bearers, and the messengers of the court will b9 the active pall-bearers. New York, March 22. —On hearing oi the death of Justice Matthews, Mayor Grant ordered the National, State and municipal flags to be hoisted at half most over thr City Hall out of respect, to the memory of the distinguished jurist. Columbus, March 22. —The most pro found regret is apparent in this city over the death of Justice Matthews. Both Houses of the General Assembly adopted appropriate resolutions and adjourned to Monday. The flag on the Capitol was placed at half-mast. C'IPTUKF.D ST I.NO iIIDS Kcliirncu to Tlieir former Owners by Wade Hampton. Washington, March 22. —The fo'low ing correspondence explains itself: Washington, March 8, 1889. To. Hon. M. 8, Quay: My Dear Sir: The fortunes of war gave into my possession a couple of flags which Lad been borne by one of the i'ocnsvl vania regiments, and as 1 know old soldiers value tha colors under which they fought, I lake pleasure in asking you to transmit these flags to any mem bers of the Sixty-fifth Pennsylvania Vol unteers, Fifth Cavalry, now surviving. The country has now but one flag, but the men who bore thoee which 1 now send you will be glad to see again the banner which they bore in the civil war. I am, very truly yours, Wade Hampton. Following is Senator Quay's reply: My Dear General: Tho flag and guidon of the Fifth Pennsylvania Cav alry, captured by your command, with the accompanying note, were handed me to-day. I undertake, with much satis faction, to transmit the colors to their former proprietors, and assure you that they will be received by the survivors of the regiment in the kindly spirit in which you deliver them, and will be tenderly treasured for the suke of old associations, and as one of the. multiply ing evidences that the issues and ani mosities of the civil waraie faded. I am, General, with much esteem, yours truly M. 8. Quay, In accordance with the above, the flags were to-day sent to the proper parties in Pennsylvania, to be handed to their former guardians. Important Hailroad Decision. Washington, March 22.—The Inter state Commerce Commission, by Com missioner Morrison, rendered its decision to-day in the case of the Northwestern lowa Grain and Stock Shippers' Associa tion vs. the Chicago and Nonh western Railroad Company. It states that a rail road company making different rates for the same distances on different branches of its road must justify them by showing that there is a difference in the cost of carrying on tho different branches. The company, by long maintaining a rate without tho presence of competition on other than equal terms, makes or gives evidence that such a rate is not too low. The company which has two routes be tween points cannot lawfully charge more for the shorter than for the longer distance either. A road can carry freight from points on its main line cheaper than another road can carry over a branch road with separate equipment to and over its main line, and where one of such branch lines must carry in competition with another road from its main line sta tions, tho rate on that branch establishea no criterion for branches not so situated. The Company gave special rates to corn shippers in Nebraska to a point in Illi nois, by means of which com reached tho seaboard at low through rates. When the Company denied, as it did, such special advantages to corn shippers in lowa, it gave unlawful preference to the Nebraska shippers. Fatal Flames. St. Louis, Mo., March '22.—A fire broke out this afternoon iv the Standard Baggage Factory, on Stoddard avenue, near Twelfth. The whole concern was a group of old buildings with very little fire protection. Owing to tho inflam mable nature of the building and con tents, the flames spread rapidly, and the wildest panic ensued amongst the 200 employes, the most of whom were girla. The few men employed in the building worked bravely, and succeeded in lead ing tho panic-atricken girls through the smoke and flames to a place where they could drop out to low adjoining buildings, and all were saved with the exception of Ada Labrecht, who was found terribly burned. Charles Gufran remained on the third floor too long, and found all means of escape cut off save by the window. He took this as his only chance, jumped and was terribly in jured by the fall, but will not die. A man whose name could not be learned was run over by the fire engine and badly hurt. The pecuniary loss by the Ure is small. ROBBERS HUNTED DOWN. Vengeful Vigilantes go After the Gang. Tflß BAND IS BROUGHT TO BAY. A Terrible Fight Must Follow Before the Doomed Desperadoes can be Captured. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. | Uniontown, Pa., March 22.—A large party of vigilantes from Uniontown, York and other points have gone into the mountains near Marklinsburg, where the McClellantown robbers are supposed to be camped, with the intention of cap turing the out 1 aws. Both sides are well armed, and if there is a conflict there will probably bo much bloodshed. Should an assault fail to surprise tbe inmates of the camp, the vigilantes propose to sur round it and starve out the gang, shoot ing any one who makes his appearance with arms. The camp is thirty miles distant. Later,—This evening word was re ceived here that the Vigilantes had tried to force an entrance into a log house in which the robbers are at bay, during which shots were exchanged ou both sides without injury to any one. The robbers refused to surrender, and are prepared to sell their lives as dearly as possible, and to die if they cannot escape under cover of the darkness. Nine men and three women constitute tho part) in the house. The attacking party has the house well surrounded. The intelligence (hat the band was corralled, spread liko wild lire here, and soon Sheriff Miller had started for the scene of the difficulty witti a large posse raised here. The vicinity of the robbery is ablaze with excitement, men hurrying there from all parts of the mountains, and with a good leader they expect to finally land the band in jail. IILUOI) Mill 1.. A Comlgnincnt of tine-bred Horace for California. Cyntiiiana, Ky., March 22.— W. H. Wilson, of Abdallah Park, sold to Hon. L. J. Rose the 2-year-old Filly Alcyola, dam Lady Bryan, dam Goßsiper. record 2:29)1, by Smuggler, 2She was shipped to California by Chicago. The price was $2,000. The same breeder sold C. A. Durfee, of Loa Augeles, Cali fornia, the black yearling colt,. Count Simmons, by Simmons, danv. Grip by Mambrino Time; price $1,250, also a brown two-year-old colt. McKin ney, by Alcyone, dam by Governed Sprague, 2:20> 2 , price $2,000; also sev eral other youngsters—eleven head in all. They were shipped by express, via St. Louis, to Los Angeles to-day, making three separate shipments to different parties during the last week. His sales to California parties in a week amount tc $20,000. The UWMIiaN toullctmeut. Q Washington, March 22.—The Ad jutant-General of the Army has pub lished for the information of the army the recent decision by the I'nited States Court in Michigan touching the status of minors who enlist and afterward desert from the army. In the case at issue a soldier enlisted when a minor, although pretending he was of age, and afterwards deserted. He was arrested and court martialed. While the proceedings of the court were awaiting review the father of the minor sued out a writ of habeas corpus. The United States Court declined to issue the writ, holding that a minor soldier of the army in confinement under a charge of desertion, could not be discharged from military service by the Court until he had been released from such confinement. It was also held that a minor's contract of enlistment is not void, but voidable. If he is over 10 years of ase, ho can be discharged only upon application of his parents or guardians. A w lie- n nrderei. Atchison, Kansas, March 22.—The details have been received here of a tragedy near Stockton, Rooks connty, Kansas. Yesterday, about dark, two children of Taylor Cork, a farmer, when returning heme from school, found the furniture in the house broken and every thing in confusion, and the dead body of their mother lying between two feather beds. Her head was beaten into a jelly. A club was lying on the floor stained with the blood and hair of the woman. Their father is not to be f ound, and is the man who committed the murder, aa he frequently threatened to kill hia wife, lie has disappeared. Ttio Wabash Koad. Chicaoo, March 22.—The attorneys representing the various interests in the Wabash Railroad, hearing ir. the Federal Court, looking to taking the property out of the hands of a receiver, have failed to agree upon the term of the decree. The chief question in dispute ia as to the advisability of putting a sot price on the property, and distinguished attorneys are engaged in presenting their divergent views on the subject before Judges Gresham and Jackson. A Oefnultliaa; Treasurer. Philadelphia, Pa., March 22.—A shortage in the accounts of Robert Craven, Secretary and Treasurer of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, amounting to about f 6,500 has been discovered. It was said to-day that Craven would make efforts to raise money to make good the loss to the Surety Company, and, if he could suc ceed, would escape prosecution. Cleveland's Little Trip. Key West, Fla., March 22 — Ex-Preei dent Cleveland and party arrived here this afternoon on the steamship Olivette. They were met by a delegation from the Board of Trade, accompanied by the full Fire Department, a company of the Island City Guards and the Silver Cor net Band and escorted to their hotel and thence drivon around the city. The party left for Havana at 10 o'clock. •tale of Oranges at Chicago, y - Chicaoo, March 22.-Richard M. Mont gomery & Co. sold to-day, for account of the Earl Fruit Company, three cars of Santa Ana seedlings at $2.80, and for account of other sellers, one car of River side Washington navels at $4 35(34 40 s&aß I0 8r ° f Riverside seedlings "for Re struck Oil. . N »i. V Y ;»». K . March 22.-The marriage of M.ss Elizabeth Rockefelder. tho M et ß daughter of John D. Rockefelder, of the Standard Oil Company, to Charles uJL °. Dg *>?°^ of Hey - "r. Strong, of Roches er, N. V took place this even ing at the residence of the bride's par ents.