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No papers will be sant to subscribers by mail unle.-s the same have been paid for in advance. This rule la Inflexible. Aybbs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT— Owing to onr greatly increased fscilities wo are prepared to execctc all kinds of Job work In a superior manner. Special attention wiU be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. imondhv. a I'M 11. is isse. Fooling With Fire. The refusal of the Senate to recon sider its action in rejecting the nomina tion of Murat Halstead to the German mission, will lead to a line of criticism which that body is hardly prepared to meet. It has rejected his nomina tion solely and exclusively upon the ground that, as editor of an influential paper, he denounced the action of certain members of that body upon a matter of great public importance. This he had a right to do. Indeed it was his duty to do so if he believed, as the country be lieved, that the alleged bribery and corruption in the elec tion of Payne to the United States Senate was true. An investigation of the charges was demanded of the Senate, and certain Republican Senators refused to vote for such investigation. Their action provoked the criticism which they now put forward as the reason for refusing to confirm Mr. Halstead's nomination. The Sen ators cannot afford to make this -fight. The country is beginning to open its eyes to the frequency with which multi-millionaires—hav ing no claim to distinction but their tnoney —get elected to seats in the Upper House. The belief is gaining ground that in most cases, when this class of men get into the Senate, they get there through the corrupt use of money in the State Legislatures. Let the people once become thoroughly imbued with this idea, and a cry will go up all over tbe country that will pruduce a change in the present mode of choosing Senators. It is not to be presumed that in a country where the ballot is free and the people the source of political power, money will be per mitted to pave tbe way to a seat in the highest legislative body in the land. A way will be found to purify Senatorial elections. There were strong reasons why Republican Senators should have favored an investigation of the election of Payne from Ohio. The air was rife with rumors of the lavish and corrupt use of money at Colum bus, and many suspicious circum stances tended to give counten ance to such rumors. On party grounds alone, Republican Senators would have naturally favored investigation, for in a close Senate it gave another seat to their opponents. The fact that some of the Republican Senators who voted against investigation were also under a cloud of suspicion in regard to the mode of their own election, made their action still further open to criti cism, and justified Halstead in the atti tude he took in his paper. Now, if the Senate is going to exercise its functions for revengeful personal purposes in stead of for the public good, it will challenge a kind of criticism much more d angerous to itself than any it has had at the hands of Mr. Halstead. That gentleman can afford to lose the German mission; but the United States Senate cannot afford to make a fight that will very possibly lead to a thorough investigation by the people into the modus operandi by which, it is shrewdly suspected, a majority of the Senators succeed in getting elected. Thb proprietorship of the San Fran cisco Evening Pott has passed by pur chase to Mr. George B. Heazleton, for a Jong time the Washington correspondent of the San Francisco Chronicle, and a gentleman who, when not in Washing ton, has been for years a valued mem ber of the staff of that powerful journal. Mr. Heazleton is a journalist of marked force and capability, and he will doubt less shortly make the Pott feel the force of his individuality. Without any dis paragement to that journal we may be permitted to remark that, ever since it passed from the control of Colonel John P. Jackson and his partner, Gen eral Sheehan, it has been recommended rather by good intentions than by a high grade of performance. Tmc country never looked better than it does now. Mountain, bill plain and valley are one beautiful mass of vegeta tion. The growth of alfilleria is some thing wonderful. Its spears can be seen peering above the malva, even where that weed is several feet high. The grain fields are in a most luxuriant state of growth, the vines aie putting forth leaves, the fruit-trees are in blossom, and nature is everywhere exuberant in fertile promise. Nothing but an un precedented calamitycan prevent a season of the most opulent and gratifying pro duction in this county, and we look for ward to the returns from onr ample crops to place an amonnt of money in circula tion that will be sufficient to make times as brisk as they were in the meridian of onr boom days. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 1. 1889. The Supreme Court and the New Charter. To-morrow the Supreme Court of Cali fornia will assemble in this city. The most interesting question which will arise in its session is the issue which has been raised as to the validity of the new Charter. The Hkrald has already taken its stand as to this instrument. This journal fought its adoption on grounds which have frequently been developed in these columns. It was adopted by a large majority of the popular vote —a circumstance which carried such weight that from that moment we ceased all factious opposition to it. We have repeatedly pointed out instances in which special features of the Charter conflicted with general laws, and we believe yet that serious dif ficulties will be encountered from these divergences. But, adopted by a majority of the popular vote, the Charter has been approved by both branches of the Legislature in the identical language of the Constitution. A labored and purely technical argument, based on analogies, is made to the effect that the new Charter has not been really adopted because it was not passed as a bill, with the consequent signature of the Governor as an essential of its validity. We do not believe that the Supreme Court, in considering such a matter, will stand on technicalities, but think that it will render its decision on broad grounds, in which the will of the people will be allowed more force than a purely lenal and speculative hypothesis. The Hkr ald really takes the broad ground of the Democratic party, which in its platform, pronounced most affirmatively in favor of the new- Charter. This journal recognizes the right of the majority to rule, and the transfer of the city government has been made pursuant to the pledges of the party and to the forms of the law. Every occupant of office under the old Charter would have been only too happy to have accepted an election under the new, and to have recognized the full force and validity of that instrument. The Herald threw its weight into the scale of accepting the new regime, and it has nothing to reproach itself with in that matter. To have done otherwise would have been to have precipitated municipal anarchy and even chaos. The Democratic party, which had pro nounced in favor of the new Charter when the struggle for the posses sion of the municipal loaves and fishes was impending, in the main occupy the same attitude still. For good or ill the people had pronounced, and in a most demonstrative manner, for the Repub lican candidate, and Democrats bow to the popular will. Yet the fact remains that the issue is before the supreme tribunal of the State, and that that body may possibly, on purely technical grounds, decide that the new Charter is invalid. At least one lawyer of mark has written a brief, in which the arguments adverse to the new Charter are presented with ability and force. Suppose the Supreme Court should decide that the approval of the new Charter by the Legislature was not in the manner and form prescribed by the Constitution of California, and that they should therefore declare the new Charter invalid 1 It is just as well to look at all points of the matter, and with a view of knowing just where we should stand. In that case undoubtedly the old city govern ment would be revived, and the old offi cials, unless they should resign, would serve out the terms for which they have been elected. There have been no resig nations while the old officials, with a promptitude which did them honor, sur rendered their offices to their succes sors. The resumption of the old city govern ment has been rendered all the easier from the fact that the old Council, instead of adjourning sine die, has simply ad journed from day to day. Even if they had adjourned without a day, in view of the fact that there had been no resignations, a decision of the Su preme Court declaring the new Charter invalid would restore all tbe authority and functions of all officials who had not resigned. From these considerations it will be seen that the citizen can possess his soul in patience, with the happy conscious ness that, no matter which way the judicial cat may jump, to paraphrase a line from Milton — Chaoi will not umpire alt, Nor by decision more embroil the fray. Watchman, What of the Hour ? After i long travail we have at last in Los Angeles a "God and Morality" government in matters municipal. This was a dispensation fondly hoped for for now these many years. It is supposed to be the outcome of the prayers of the churches and the superheated supernal outgivings of the Times. These conjoint mountains had groaned so long in unison that the public were not prepared to accept the ridiculous anti-climax of Horace's lines. Yet, here we are, con fronted by a "God and Morality" city government and a "Mac" police force, with the esteemed Times cooing you as gently as any sucking dove—cooing to order, so to speak. After denounc ing the new Chief of Folice Burns, as the side partner of certain delectable games which are supposed to ramify in the neighborhood of the Brunswick saloon, since Burns has been elected a myster ious conservatism has overtaken our esteemed contemporary, which ties up its jaws into a silence as deep as that which leads up to the inner penetralia of the esoteric orders of the Egyptian priesthood. Not so mealy-mouthed, on the other hand, is the organ of progress which believes in showing your go-ahead itiveness by ensmalling one half, yclept the Tribune. This organ of disgruntled Republican opinion, in its issue of yester day morning, is inconsolable, and in our opinion rightfully bo. In very truth, the new Police force is not what it "had oughter to be," and many persons out- 1 side of the Tribune office realize this I fact. The Herald, under the circumstances, has a sort of happy-go-lucky, go-as-you please attitude except as respects the good of the people, when its attitude is instantly that of that eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty—or, what is better, of being protected from the liber ties which criminals insist on taking with one. As a matter of fact, as the Tribune says, twelve good policemen have been dismissed from the force without cause. The Tribune failed to add, what appears to be the fact, that fifteen members oi the "Mac" fraternity—hitherto the special bete noir of the Times —have been addi-d to the force. If this thing goes on it may become a question of the citizen arming himself against the police—it may be individual or revolutionary. When a reporter of the Herald called Mayor Hazard's at tention to the peculiar character of scmf» of the new names on the force, that gentleman said, "No doubt some of these men are not what they should be, but il they do anything wrong they will have to go." And so we begin a reign of righteous ness inaugurated by the "God and Morality" party. "If theße men do any thing wrong they will have to go," and with this, perforce, we shall have to be contented. The details of the terrible calamity at Samoa show the dangers which confront the powers in trying to make a perman ent naval occupation of that group of islands. Hurricanes and cyclones come up without giving the slightest warning. They fall like a thunderclap out of a clear sky, giving no warning and afford ing no time to escape from the reef begirt harbor. The dreadful loss which the German fleet has met —twice that of our own with less than half the number of men we had there—will probably make the German people ask if it is worth the risk to try to enforce their lupremacy in Samoa ? The value of the commerce of the islands would not re pay in many years even the value of the vessels lost, without regard to the loss of life, which is inestimable. Bismarck may have to meet a storm at home on this subject which will cause him to re gret the brusque and arrogant course he has pursued in the fatal Samoa contro troversy. On Wednesday the committee ap pointed to select the site for the new in sane asylum, which is to be located in Southern California, will be in Los Angeles. The county which secures this institution will have to donate, or its citi zens will have to donate, one hundred eligibly located acres of land to the State. There will doubtless be many patriotic citizens of Los Angeles county who will gladly enter the list of donors. On the principle that blessings never come singly, the committee appointed to select a site for the State Reform School will also put in an appearance in this city. The donation of land must in this case embrace from forty to one hundred and Bixty acres. Here is a case in which "you pays your money and you takes your choice." Proposals galore ought to pour in upon these committees. Don't all bid at once, but don't be too modest. The longest pole is bound to knock down the persimmon. Judge Haskins says that we placed his experience and sagacity at too high a standard in our remarks about his bunco mishap. He never practiced before the criminal courts, nor had he had any special or general knowledge of the ways and methods of bunco men. Whilst he had read the newspaper accounts of the manner in which Charles Francis Adams was taken in, he knew nothing of the details of the swindle. He was, there fore, a much easier dupe for the swin dlers to work upon than if he had in his practice come, to be "au courant, ot all kinds of sharper games and tricks." THE SWISS SOCIETY. A Well-Patronized Knterlalnment Last Nig-tit. The Loa Angeles Schweizer Verein en tertained their friends right royally last night, in the Turner's Hall. As is usual at Sunday evening dances here there was a very large attendance, the hall being so crowded that it was absolutely impos sible for more than about one-half of those present to dance at the one time. Before the ball an excellent concert was given, the following being the programme rendered: Overture .. Harlequin* Orchestra. Der Fruehling Ist Erwscht w. a. Badei Maennerchor. Bluemlein Auf Der Halde F Ab\ Gemlschter Chor. Bass solo—"In den Angen lieght das Herz" " . F Abl Vorg. yon Herr Q. Joeriman. Une Revolt a Memphis . _ Vorg. yon der Franco-American Sccietie. Orchestra selection Hedlev Scoweizsr Alpenlied ' Ilausrr Verg. vom Los Angeles Zither ( lub Das Rinsame Roeslein Henna Maennerchor. Duett—"Trlcbe, Triebe, Bchefliein Triebe," „ W"£i ■ ■ Krrutter Vorg. yon den Damen Tischhauserund Hubler. Violin solo.. Haering Vorg. yon F. Adaui, Jr. Quartette-"o.' Schweizerland." Schmeltler Vorg yon den Herreu Balzlger, Pelue gor, Mprz, Cloetta. /.uruf Ans Vaterland Aaegeli Gemlschter Chor. Alpenleben Mit Zither Solo /.ones Maennerchor and Zither Club. The officers in charge of the evening's revelries were Messrs. A. J. Stamm, J. Liechte, H. Markwalder, J. Booshard, L. O. Uermatt, A. Arnet and O. Maier. Off to tbe Ocean. The superb weather yesterday created the biggest rush to the seaside so far this year. The Catalina excursion found a host of patrons, nearly 75 people being on board the Hermosa when she finally sped away from her anchorage in Sa i Pedro Bay. Over a thousand person vfsited Santa Monica during the cours of the day, and the new county roa< through the cations had so many patron that extra coaches had to be brought in The Southern Pacific also obtained it share of the travel, and eac i one of the many trains was comfortably filled during transit. A good many disciples of Isaak Walton tempted the finny tribe from the Redondo Beach pier, and the exodus to Long Beach and San Pedro was also far ahead of anything this year. Tbe supreme Court. The Supreme Court will open its session in this city for the Los Angeles term at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The judges and court officials are all ex pected in the city to-day. The calendar of cases to be heard has already ap peared in the Hekald. ' THE APIA SHIPWRECKS. Graphic Details of the Awful Disasters. OFFICIAL RETURNS OF THE DEAD. Metaafa's Men Render Splendid Ser vice in the Endeavor to Float the Olga. ! Associated Tress Dispatches to the Herald. I London, March 31.—Further particu lars of the disastrous storm at Apia have just been received. The hurricane burst upon the harbor suddenly. The German man-of-war Eber was the first vessel to drag her anchor. She became unman ageable and was driven helplessly on the reef, which runs around the harbor. She struck broadside at 0 o'clock in the morn ing. The shock caused her to lurch and stagger back, and she sank in a mo ment in deep water. Most of her men were under hatches and scarcely a soul of them escaped. The German war chip Adler was the next to succumb. She was lifted bodily by a gigantic wave and cast on her beam ends on the reef. A terrible struggle for life ensued among the sailors and officers aboard. Many plunged into the raging surf and struck out, some reaching the shore in safety. Others clung to the rigging until the masts fell. Of these in the rigeing, only two gained the shore. The Captain of tho Adler and several other officers were saved. Meantime, the United States steamship Nipsic had been dragging her anchor and drifting toward the shore. The Captain however, managed to keep control and ran her on a sand bank. The boats were immediately lowered and the whole company were saved with the exception of six men. Those were drowned by the capsizing of a boat. The United States steamship Vandalia was carried before the gale right upon the reef. She struck with a terrible shock, hurling the Captain against a gatling, and he fell, stunned. Before he could recover a great wave swept the deck and washed him and others away into the sea. The vessel sank fifty yards from the Nipsic, and several of the offi cers and men went down with her. Others perished while making desperate efforts to swim ashore. Some of the ship's company tried to save themselves by clinging to the rigging, bnt the heavy and swift-running waves dashed over them, and one by one they were swept away. By this time night had set in. Many natives and Europeans had gathered on the shore, all anxious to render assistance to the unfortunate crews, but owing to the darkness they were wholly unable to be of service. Soon after the Vandalia had sunk, the American warship Trenton broke from her anchorage and was driven upon the wreck of the Vandalia, whence she drifted to shore. The bottom of the Trenton is completely stove in and her hold half full of water. As morning broke the German war ship Olga, which had hitherto withstood the gale, although much battered by the heavy seas that constantly broke upon her, became unmanageable and was driven upon the beach where sue lay in a tolerably favorable position. Following is the record of officers and men lost: Eber, captain and other officers except sixteen men. Vandalia, captain, four officers and forty men. Nipsic, seven men. Adler, altogether fifteen persons. Mataafa sent a number of his men to the assistance of the wrecked ships. They rendered splendid aid in trying to float the Olga. San Fbancisco, March 31. —Conjecture seemed to have exhausted itself to-day as regards the disastrous wrecks at Apia, but it was, nevertheless, the one topic of conversation everywhere. The Vandalia, which suffered the heaviest loss, having sailed from this port, and her officers be ing widely known and several of her crew being direct from this city, com bined to make her loss a local one. It is thought here that full news of the dis aster is probably at Auckland, as the Samoan papers must have gone in the mail in the steamer which carried the despatches received here. The general op.nion is to-day that the failure of the American ships to put to sea was because of lack of coal. Washington, March 31.—Queen Vic toria cabled through Lord Salisbury to the British legation in this city to-day directing her earnest sympathy to be ex pressed to the President of the United States on account of tbe terrible naval misfortune at Samoa and the deplorable loss of life. Edwards, the BrltisCh harge d' Affaires, accompanied by tbe Secretary of State, waited upon the President this afternoon and read to him the Queen's message. President Harrison expressed his warm appreciation, and that of the whole people of this country, of the Queen's considerate sympathy in the calamity which had overwhelmed our naval corps at Samoa. A formal reply to the Queen's message would be made, the President said, through the Department of State. Washington, March 31.—Secretary Tracy went to Brooklyn yesterday. The immediate relatives of those who lost their lives in the wrecks at Samoa will be entitled to pensions under the gen eral law. The pension is $6 a month for a seaman's widow, and $2 per month for each child under 16 years of age. In the case of the wido v s of officers it is propor tionately larger. The parents of dead sailors will have to prove that they were dependent on their sons for support to entitle them to pensions. Congress will probably also pass a special act making reimbursement for the effects and bag gage which the officers and men lost in the wreck. This was done in the case of tlje Huron, which went down on the Hatteras coast about fifteen years ago. Berlin, March 31. —Emperor William was deeply moved by the news of the Samoan disaster. He immediately tele graphed to Prince Henry, and afterward conferred with Count Yon Moltke, Prince Bismarck and others. Washington, March 31.—The inability of the American vessels to get out oi Apia harbor, and thus avoid being forced on shore by the hurricane, was the theme of speculation with naval officers to-day. Admiral Porter said this even ing: "Fewer lives were lost by the en gulfing of United States and German ves sels at Samoa than if a battle had been fought for the ownership of the island. Besides, I regard it as practically settling the question which has caused so much dispute regarding this coral reef, and both governments may have been taught a salutary lesson. The hurricane, or whatever it was, came upon the ships so suddenly, as is frequently tbe case in that part of the able to take any precautions for safety or escape. Reference has been made to the fact that tbe English man-of-war had steam up and was thereby enabled to get out of the way of the hurri cane. My experience has been that neither steam nor sail would avail much iv such a storm, and the probabilities are that the Calliope was pome distance from Apia, headed for Sydney. There are no explicit rules laid down by the Navy Department regarding the question of keeping up steam or tbe supply of fuel on board a vessel, those being matters to be decided by the Commander, and the rules might be changed every month or every week according to circumstances. There seems to be a shortage in the supply of coal and the recent shipment of that necessary article from Philadelphia will probably require three months for delivery at its destination, for it will have to go around the Cape, and in a sailing vessel too." San Fbancisco, March 31. —Iv naval and shipping circles the question has been discussed as to the best and earliest means for supplies from here to reach Samoa, if this Government should deem it advisable to send them to the shipwrecked officers and seamen. The Zealandia, which Bails for New Zealand April 6th, carries nearly 1,000 tons of wheat for Sydney and Melbourne alone, owing to the shortage in the col onial wheat crop. She will therefore not have much room for additional freight. It is thought, however, tbat the Navy Department could ar range to have the Zealandia make a dotour direct to Apia on this trip instead of making Tutuila, her port of call. This would enable her to render any urgent assist ance, and also procure later and more direct advices from Africa and Admiral Kimberly. Tho New Zealand Govern ment has an agent here, and such ar rangements would have to be made by the United States between him and the Ocennic Steamship Company. The Lost Hoy Turn* t p. Pittsburg, March 31. —Arthur Krus chuarki, aged 14, who is said to be heir to $80,000, and whose mysterious disap pearance from his home in Chicago last Wednesday, has been stated in these dispatcheß, turned up here to day and applied for assistance at the police station. He said that Tuesday last while at the stockyards he was accosted by a man who asked him if he would like to accompany him and take care of some horses in a car on the railroad. After receiving his father's permission he consented, and said the understanding was that their destination was Youngstown, Ohio. On Saturday afternoon tbey reached Allegheny,where the man deserted him. When the sug gestion was made that he be sent back home he began to cry, and said be would rather stay here and work, adding that his father abused him when at home. He stated his grandparents were still living in Germany and are poor people. He knew nothing about himself being heir to a fortune. The Inspector tele graphed to his father at Chicago this aftemooH asking what disposition should be made of the boy, but at midnight had received no replt. Terrible Fight With Kcdskliis. Chicago, March 31.—A special dis patch from Washburn, N. I)., to a local paper says that M. Williams, and his brother, Tom Williams, trappers, a few woeks ago went up the Little Missouri trapping. The second moraine after they went into catnp they found their traps had been visited and the game taken out. Next night, Tom remained out to watch for the thieves. In the middle of the night his brother was awakened by sev eral shots, and sprung out of his bed in the cabin to see Tom fall across tbe door way a corpse. Fifteen Indians came up and opened lire on the survivor. Wil liams protected himself as well as he could, and opened tire on the Indians with two heavy revolvers, and, accord ing to the dispatch, managed to kiil eleven of the Indians, when the other four flad. Williams, although severely wounded, managed to bury his brother, and drifted down the river in a boat to Fort Stevenson. Train Hobbem Spotted. Albuquerque, N. M., March 31. —This morning news reached this place that the four robbers who held up the At lantic and Pacific passenger train at Oafion Diablo, Arizona, on Wednesday last have been located. Special Officer Holton located two of them at Moenco pie Wash, about eighty-five miles north of Winslow. Another party of officers located tho other two near Chaves Pass, about thirty-five miles from Winslow. The robbers' horses had given out and they wer9 compelled to stop for rest. Another posse will start from Winslow to-night for both places, and the capture of the robbers is almost certain. I on lv tne Yellowstone. LivraosTON, Mont., March 31.—Three weeks ago a scout named Wilson and "ne soldier started through Yellowstone Park to see if there were any trespassers on game. They were to have come back in ten days, but have not returned. It supposed that the unfortunate men at tempted to cross the Yellowstone, and have gone through tbe ice. dearlKioHoune Heport. Boston, March 31.—A table compiled from special dispatches to the Pest from the managers of the leading clearing houses of the United States shows that the gross earnings for the week ending March 30 were $991,934,807, an increase of 13.8 per cent, as compared with the corresponding week of last year. A Dangerous Lunatic. New Yobk, March 31. —Henry T. Helmbold, formerly a well-known pat ent medicine man, was sent to-day to Bel!evue Hospital from the Police Court, to be examined as to his sanity upon complaint of his wife that he was so vio lent that she was afraid of him. Admiral Scbufeldt's Arrival. New York, March 31.—The steamship Duke of Westminster arrived from Yoko homa to-day, having on board Admiral Schufeldt and family. He took the after noon train for Washington. A Disastrous Collision. Clbvbland, March 30.—Two freight trains collided near Jamestown, N. V., to-day. Both engines were wrecked and fifteen cars destroyed. Several of the trainmen were badly hurt, of whom two may die. Hy tbe i.anaanuin Route. St. Louis, March 31.—Asa Kellogg, Eastern agent of the Sunset and South ern Pacific Routes, suicided with lauda num in the Southern Hotel to-day; cause unknown. Cyrns woodman Dead. Boston, March 31.—Cyrus Woodman, the lifelong friend of John A. Andrew, died of apoplexy Saturday. Notary Public and fJommlaalener For New York and Arlsona, O. A. Dobinaon 134 West Second street. Holleubock Blook. ttathlnsr at Catallna Unequalled. Qo at once. A TEMPERANCE SPEECH. Harrison's Postmaster-(ien eral the Orator. SAGE AND SOLEMN REMARKS. Cold Water Thrown on Saloons and People Beg-jred to Vote for the Amendment. Associated Press DlßDarches to the Hkbald. I Piiiladklphia, March 31.— Postmasteij General Wanamaker made his first pub lic utterance to-day at Bethany Snnday School on the question of high license vs. prohibition. He declared in favor of the constitutional amendment, and ex horted those who listened to his words to work, pray and vote for it. Mr, Wanamaker announced that he had been requested to talk of temper ance. After Bpeaking in a general way of the necessity of temperance in all things, he referred to the wreck of the American men-of-war at Bamoa, and sooke of the broken-hsarted wives and children who were waiting for the return of their husbands and fathers, who had been dashed to pieces on the rocks. He continued: "Right here in our city are broken-hearted people beaten against the rocks of adversity by this tide of liquor and of license. The man who will not sign the temperance pledge, though he does not need it him self, to help a weaker brother, is not as much of a man as he thinks himself to be. Chr'st said, 'deny yourself man, and take up thy cross and follow Me.' The man who takes only a little and will not give it up is as much controlled by it as if be was a habitual drunkard. He is under the influence because he won't give it up. What's the reason you won't stand up for the amendment? Because you like a glass of beer. You say, I want to be free to take an occasional drink if I feel like it. What influence keeps you from voting for the amendment? Isn't it the influence ef that glass of beer ? Tnere are thou sands of men in this city who do not drink. They say, 'we have the right to drink it if we want to, and to sell it, to buy it or to give it away.' A man may not drink at all, but he may be under the influence of the liquor spirit, as is the case with many a politician. He is afraid he won't get votes, so he is silent on the liquor question. When a minister or teacher refuses to speak out on this question, he is ruled by the liquor interest. The drunkard who votes for prohibition is a freer man than the total abstainer who carries water on both shoulders and then votes for liquor, or to put it in the harness of high license. Just as a saloon-keeper must answer for every glass he sells, so we must answer for voting for liquor. It is mm ply a question of whether or not we aro in favor of saloons. It is not a question of high license. The quibble that prohibition does not pro hibit has nothing to do with it. The law against, stealing does not prevent steal ing. The same power that puts the amendment in our constitution will at tend to the enforcement of it. It is our duty to make it as diffi cult to get liquor as it is to get poison. The license means that the city, State and saloonkeeper shall go into partnership to ruin men, to build up jails, almshouses, hospitals and houses of correction, and to keep up taxes. God's going to count the votes. Vote for prohi bition and you will be voting for Him, for order, for religion' and for the highest civilization. He will see every ballot. When you gojbome to-night go down on your knees, every one of you, and pray to God to help you to carry the amendment. Handicap Weights at Chicago. Ouicaoo, March 31. —The weights for the two big handicaps. Oakwood one and one-eighth miles and the Great Western one and one-half miles of the Washing ton Park Club were announced to-day as follows: for Oakwood, Egmont, 124:, Badge, 118; Valuable, Poteen and 1/* Angeles, 110; Orderly, 115; Bankrupt, 114; Pink Cottage, 112; Jacobia, 111 - Suhas S., 113; Long Roll, Ed Mack, Yon Tromp, Gleaner, Aristi, and Long Change, 110; Patton, Beaconsfield and Lucy Johnson, 108; Kalvolad and Laura Gardner, 109; Spalding, Bertha, Jack Brady, Quotation and Longalight, 106; Dad, Mollie Mc- Carthy's last and Lithbert, 17; Hindoo Rose, 92. About the 100-pound mark may be found in the three-year-olds, Sallie Hagan, Outbound, Havillah, Hindoo Craft Floodtide (Porter Ashe's candidate for the American derby), Wapsatch, Ramini, Blessing, Book maker, Once-again. Hindoo Craft is by the haudicapper deemed the best of this division, judging by his allotment at the top of the weight, 105. For the great Western, Terra Gotta is given the post of honor with 124 pounds. Then come Montrose, 119; Los Angeles, 116; Libretto, 115; Macbeth, 114; Lavina Belle, and Julia L., 112; Huntress and Ed Mack, 110; Famine, 109; Lucy Johnson, Laura Gardner, Beacons field • and Kaloolah, 107; Dad and Tenbug 106, Mollies Last and Lonalight 105; the balance 104. The extreme light is Repeat 92 pounds, Elyton just topping him one pound. The 3-year-olds are asked to carry about 100 pounds, Spok ane once again heading the class at 102. AnOblo Uurrlcane. Cincinnati, March 31.—A terrible gale of wind, accompanied by lightning passed over this city this afternoon. Many houses in the southwestern and northern part of the city were unroofed, and numerous fences prostrated. Cov ington and Newport suffered the same way. Dayton, Ohio, March 31.—A cyclone passed over this valley to-day. Not much damage is reported except to the uncompleted Sacred Heart Catholic church of this city. The heavy timber frame work for the dome, towering forty feet above the roof, fell with an awful crash into the church, wrecking every thing under it. An liupunurbable Priest. Rome, March 31.—While Father Agos tino was preachiDg in St. Carlo Church to-day a bomb was exploded. There was great excitement in the congrega tion and several women fainted, but the preacher continued his sermon. Tbe Eiffel Tower Opened. Paris, March 31.—The great Eiffel Tower, which will be one of the prin cipal features of the coming Paris Expo sition, was opened officially to-day. Premier Tirard delivered the oration. Two Prominent Mow Mick. Vienna, March 31.—1t is rumored that i.mperor Francis Joseph has been seized with a sudden illness. A Turin dispatch reports that Kossuth is dying.