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No papers ■will be sent to subscribers by mall snlcfs the same bare been paid for In advance. This rule Is inflexible. Aykbs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPABTM-SNT —Owing to Bar greatly increased facilities we are prepared to execste sll kinds of Job work in a snperlor manner. Special attention wiU be given to commercial snd legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. IHIHAI. APWIE 5. 1889. Tim Chief of trie Tuscaroras went for banco blood and seems to have got it. Stanley has again been heard from. He and Emm Pasha had arrived at Stanley Falls in February, so that the world can now rejoice in the certainty that both the great African explorers are alive and safe. It k not pretty for the San Diego papers to charge that the Los Angeles papers are as much to blame as them selves for the Santa Clara mining fake. The Herald denounced the thing as a fraud from the start. Btatk Superintendent Ira G. Hoitt has done a very sensible thing in propos ing a prize for the best essay on Los An geles county, to be competed for by the pupils of the four high schools of this county, and to be read at the teachers' meeting next January. It is a good thing to excite emulation amongstthe scholars. Wi abe told that the Samoans worked like good fellows to save the Nipsic and tfaeOlga, and the fact that they are again afloat is due, in a great measure, to the hearty co-operation of the natives with the surviving crews of the wrecked war ships. As the natives were all Mataafa men, they returned good for evil in the ease of the German vessel. The Supen ntendent of State Printing says that the Cattle Quarantine bill will appear among tbe statutes heisprinting as a law properly approved by the Gov ernor. There shonld be some way of pre venting the appearance of this bill in the volume of laws now being officially printed. It was killed in the House, as the journal of the Assembly shows, and notwithstanding*it received the sig nature of the Governor, it is not a law. To place it in the statute book will only lead to trouble, and it should be dropped. The whole State is curious to know how a defeated bill came to be approved by the Governor as an Act passed. Hood and Rose, the bunco men, have been held to answer the charge of conspiracy. W T hite took the elder Weller's advice, and proved "a halibi." Hon. John B. Haskins, the victim of the bunco sharpers, deserves credit for the public spirit he has shown in remaining here and prosecuting the offenders. Many persons, under similar circum stances, would have pocketed their losses, avoided the annoying notoriety of appealing before tho public as a dupe, and gone on their way. Judge Haskins, however, lock a different view of his duty, and, actuated in a great measure by the public good, has put himself to great trouble and expense to bring the bunco swindlers to grief. One successful prosecution cf this kind will do more to rid the city of these confidence men than any other step that could have been taken against them. The charge of obtaining money by false personation brought against Hood, alias James, one of the bunco men, is felony, and if it is sustained 'will land the suave and insinuating young confi dence man in State Prison. It will be claimed on the part of the defense that the prosecution, in order to sustain their case, will have to move that ex-Postmaster-General James has a son, or else there could have been no false personation. It fortu nately happens that James has a son; so that part of the case is safe. Whilst it is tree that it would be parodaxical to per sonate a person who had no existence, yet it is very possible that a swindle could be successfully accomplished whether the person personated existed or not We doubt if Judge Haskins knew whether ex-Postmaster-Oeneral James had a son or not; yet he might naturally suppose he had one, and been imposed upon all the same by Hood's representations even if it had turned out that there was no junior James in existence. The crime would have been committed under a false personation, and that false persona tion wonld have been a potent factor in rendering Judge Haskins an easy dupe to the counterfeit presentment of the younger James. It may be good logic that a person who does not exist cannot be falsely personated, but it is a palpable fact that a man can be robbed by such false personation. This kind of hair-splitting might save the guilty party from punishment, but it would not void the material fact that bis victim had been plncked by the rose. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 5, 188& Chac Chan Ping. The argument of the Messrs. Stephen M. White and John F. Swift in the ap peal of Chae Chan Ping against being excluded from the United States under the Scott Exclusion Act is a compact and convincing document of sixteen pages. There is a sentimental argument which could be made in favor of a Chinaman coming back to the United States with a return certificate that has: a great deal of force. It •is also perhaps true that op the point of international comity it would in ordi nary cases be wise to allow force to a punctilio of honor, but there has been so much evasion of the letter and spirit of the Chinese Befitriction act that the ulti mate rights of a nation have been proper ly imported into this question, and the United States has availed itself of its supreme power as a nation to exclude Ping. The eminent gentlemen who represent California in this action go very properly to the tree ground on which the Scott act stands—the right of any sovereign nation to expel or keep out aliens. This view of the matter is stated very forcibly in the following passage: It would be a curious and most illogical adjudication of the law to hold that tbe alien respondent Chae Chan Ping could, in spite of the act of Congress of 18S8, land in the United States, in view of the fact, which it is futile to deny, that the same Con gress could have passed at the same ses sion an act requiring him, in common with any or all other aliens,to depart with or without notice or in a time given, or peremptorily, and to have him, as an alien, iinally thrust across the frontier and expelled, if necessary. The greater power must surely include the lesser. If he could be sent away after coining, he can be kept out. Incidentally the argument in the old Alien and Sedition Laws of John Adams is reviewed, and the ground is taken that, under tbe developments of the last twenty-five years, those laws would be held constitutional. The great objection to those bigoted laws was their laok of wisdom and their intolerance to assimi lative alien immigration. These argu ments certainly do not apply to the ex clusion of the non-assimilative Chinaman who to-day declines to allow an alien to penetrate to the interior of his country. The Messrs. White and Swift state the case of Chae Chan Ping very forcibly and clearly in the subjoined extracts: True, that the so-called right of expa triation embodied in the Burlingame treaty has been adopted in the Revised Statutes of tbe United States, and, as to all not exempted from it by later legisla tion, must bind this court in a proper case. But by the acts of 1882 and 1884 all Chinese laborers, save a very limited class, were excluded from the rule, which exclusion this act of October 1, 1888, ex tended to Chae Chan Ping, the appellant, who is thrown back upon the general law of nature and nations, and has no right to come to this country, except by consent of Congress, which he has not obtained, or by invincible force and arms which he does not seem to have. The Constitution and laws of the United States were adopted for the ben efit of the people of the United States. Resident aliens have only each absolute rights as the public Law of Nations se cures to them, which rights are of imper fect obligation. Fon-reeident aliens have no rights at all, save what we choose to accord to them. The questions upon which this case must turn have been over and over again passed upon and decided by this Court adversely to appellant's contentions. It seems almost superfluous to cite them. They are arrayed in incontestible force in support of the reasoning of Judge Sawyer, before whom the case was heard in California. In the briefs hi this case there has been a great deal of special pleading, and there are voluminous citations of authorities, which will, of course, have their weight with the judges, but which will have very little interest for laymen. In our judgement the very essence of the case is involved in these terse sentences, which occur near the close of the brief of Messrs. Whits and Swift: What special privileges were conferred upon Mr. Ping? Absolutely none. On the contrary, he was restrained day after day and session after session; at one time he might come and go at will with out a certificate, then a certificate was made essential, and because Congress, for the time being, saw lit to leave him a portion of the favors which be before en joyed, he boldly asserts that the failure to take away all these privileges was tantamount to a solemn compact, bind ing in his favor, whereby Congress cov enanted to never withdraw that which it might have withheld in the first in stance. The Supreme Court will certainly give great satisfaction to the people of the Pa cific Coast by rendering a decision which will pack Mr. Chae Cnan Ping back to the fair land of Cathay, but courts very rarely care much for public sentiment. The decision in the case will be awaited with great interest. At the instance of Hon. John J. Tobic Commissioner of tbe Bureau of Labor Statistics, the late Legislature passed a series of commendable laws. One of these compels employers to take proper sanitary measures to provide for the health of their workmen in factories, workshops and in mercantile and other establishments. Where females are em ployed, proper toilet room shall be provided for their use; and seats shall be provided for them in stores, workshops, etc., tl use when not actually engaged in duties which will necessarily keep them on their feet. Provision is also made for proper ventilation, for cleanliness in back premises, for t 'ie use of mechanical contrivances to get rid of injurious gases, dust, filaments, etc., in workshops, and to generally protect the health of employees by approved modes of ventilation, drain age, etc. The Labor Commissioner is empowered to see to the enforcement of this law, and heavy penalties are at tached for violation of its provisions. Mr. Tobin gives notice that he will wait a reasonable length of time so as to allow employers to make the needed improvements before he will institute a general inspection. Delinquents will then be proceeded against vigorously. Another humane statute is one which limits the hours of labor to ten each day in the case of minors under the age of eighteen, and prohibits the employment in any factory, workshop or tner cantile establishment of children'under ten years of age. These laws are in keeping with the Iplrlt of the age and are in the direction of the humanizing influences of our time. Their rigid en forcement will reflect credit on the office of the Labor Commissioner. Tin: ladies have been in the habit of complaining of exclusiveness and selfish ness on the part of man, and, as the Herald has often maintained, very un justly. There is a natural gallantry about a man which makes his conduct to woman chivalrous and considerate. A very accomplished lady lectured yester day at the Los Angeles Theater on dress, and ehe was polite enough till it came to illustrating certain details of feminine underwear by undressing, probably on the principles recommended by Wackel ford Squeers with respect to the study of botany "of going and doing of it," so to speak. At this point the men were turned out, although there was not a man jack amongst them who did not believe with Alexander Pope that woman is most adorned when not adorned at all. Just when the climax had been reached it was heartless to compel the male creat ures to leave. The thing was made tbe more aggravating by the circumstance that the lady is an exceedingly good looking person, and to that extent the seance would have been made very in teresting as well as instructive. It is true that it may be urged that the way a woman's furbelows and things are ar ranged are ncne of a man's business, but plenty of us prefer pleasure to business any time. AMUSEMENTS. rifle Ellsler In "Judge Not" at the (■rand. At the Grand last night Effie Ellsler appeared in Frank Harvey's comedy drama Judge Not. There was a slight improvement in the attendance, and those who were there seemed to enjoy the performance greatly. At the end of the second act the curtain had to be raised twice, and not satisfied with this, Miss Ellsler was called before tbe cur tain. This piece will be given to-night and* at the matinee to-morrow, as well as in the evening. ITiendclssohu Quintette Club. This combination of great artists will appear at the Los Angeles Theater to night and to-morrow night, and give a matinee to-morrow afternoon. The club was here several years ago, and achieved a most gratifying triumph, having played to fine houses, filled with the most appre ciative and critical of our people. Herr Hekking, on the 'cello, stands at the very head of his art, and the other musicians, including Miss Alice Ryan, the soprano singer, have achieved a national fame that has never been surpassed by any other combination of artists. We hope to see the Mendelssobns receive such a greeting as their great musical abilities deserve. The "Little Tycoon." "Next to Erminie, I regard Willard Spenser's Little Tycoon as the best comic opera ever on the boards. There are several reasons for this belief, among which may be mentioned its continuity of thought, its pleasant sentiment and its effective tableaux, while a well balanced miie en scene rounds out the story, which is delightfully told." The above paragraph was written by a prominent Eastern journalist. It can be safely said from reports, that the produc tion of the The Little Tycoon at the Grand Opera House next week will be a grand one. The company is good, the cos tumes rich and elegant, the scenery mag nificent, the music charming and the libretto funny. It takes all of these ele ments to make a good show. Willard Spenser has them in The Little Tycoon, consequently the lovers of comic opera and tbe theater-goers in general will be heartily satisfied. In the words of the author's own topical song, "That's what I think, don't you." A BOOM IN HOTELS. All the liood Houses Doing a Fine Ituslness. The Herald has been constant in season and out of season in the good work of urging the building of a fine hotel in Los Angeles. The prosperity of the Raymond at Pasadena and of tbe Coronado at Sin Diego are all the justifi cation needed for this policy. The Ray mond is credited by those on the inside with having made a very large amount of money during the past winter. It is rumored that tbe owners of this great hostelry are earnestly contemplating the erection of a second house more magnifi cent than the first on "Grace Hill," a prominent site of great beauty just across the railroad from the present building. This is directly in accord with the history of events in Florida and other health re sorts. The "Ponce de Leon" people added to their original plant, first the great "Alcazar," then another and an other. Tbe Coronado at San Diego is reported by all comers from that quarter to be full of people. As many as 1,200 guests as semble there at times. The good hotels, which are well conducted, in this city, are doing an excellent business, but the proprietors say this is largely due to the presence of the Raymond and the Coronado. People come from the East to these caravansaries and then come to Eos Angeles for a few days or weeks. The excursion people all report their business as in a most prosperous condit ion. They say fuither that this will be a steadily increasing business of bringing tourists and health hunters to South California for all time to come. In view of all these facts Los Angeles ought to have the finest hotel in the world. Redondo beach is about to have a magnificent hotel. This will be but the nucleus _of one of the finest seaside resorts in the Union. As necessity requires it will be added to until it is the pride of this state In speaking of these matters yesterday, a prominent citizen of Los Angeles said to a Hebai.d reporter: It will will be a strange thing if this movement at Redondo does not excite Senator Jones to do something at Santa Monica. The Senator is largely inter ested in the latter place, and he is now enormously wealthy. Years ago he be gan the building up of that lovely spot, but untoward circumstances forced him to forego the carrying out of his wise and liberal plans for the time being. Now is his opportunity, and he is not tbe man he is generally taken to be if he does not very promptly embrace this. The fact that these fine seaside hotels are to be so near here is only another reason why -the Angelic Oity should eclipse them all in this respect. BOOTH MUCH BETTER. All He Needs to Restore Him is Rest and Quiet. IT WAS TOBACCO LAID HIM OUT. The Medical Men AjyeeTiint He Will Soon Be Able to Resume His Engagements 1 . Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkuald.l Kociikstks, N. V., April 4. —Tlie coa dition of Booth is much improved. He was visited by Dr. Summer, who found him able 1g speak quite plainly. Booth breakfasted in his room. Dr. Sumner was interviewed and said: "Booth is feel ing a great deal bet er to-day. I did not consider his condition last night alarm ing. I found he sustained a slight shock of paralysis which prevented the power of speech. "The paralysis affected the entire left side. It was thought at first the attack would pass away in a few minutes. His condition was indeed pitiful as he lay there in the dressing-room, looking ap pealingly at Barrett and myself, unable to speak a word. I think with a rest of a week or ten days, Booth will be able to keep his engagement I. Last night's at tack, however.is a premonition of what is bound to come. I think within a few years, Booth will suffer a final sttiek." Booth's manager, Arthur B. Chase said: "I have no doubt the immediate cause of his attack is exceesive cigar smoking. Booth smokes twenty stroDg imported cigars o day, and frequently user, a pipe. I think he will smoke fewer in the future." Booth, accompanied by his valet, lest this morning for New York. In reply to inquiry from Detroit, he instructed Man ager Chase to say he would meet his en gagement in that city week after next. Barrett has determined to keep the Booth-Barrett engagement. Law rence Hanley will probably take Booth's parts. Detroit, April 4—The statement that Booth would play here is an error. Man ager Chase telegraphs that Barrett only will be here. New York, April 4—E lwin Booth, with his valet reached this city at 7:30 to-night. Mr. Booth's physician met him at the depot with a carriage. Booth was in good spirits though a little weak, and did not seem to feel the long ride from Rochester. The doc'or said, after examining the great'tragedian, that he had suffered a partial stroke of paralysis which was undoubtedly due to excessive smoking. He directed the patient to re main in doors and enjoy quiet and rest for a few days. He thought Mr. Booth would be able to resume his engage ments. THE NIPMC AFLOAT. Natives Rendered <>reat Assistance. How the Calliope Escaped. Sydney, April 4.—The British man-of war Calliope, which escaped possible de strnct'on in Apia Bay, from the ravages of the cyclone there,on March 15 and Hi, has arrived here. She reports leaving Samoa on the 21st of March, an that the United States man-of-war, Nipsic, had been floated off the beach, the nativeß lending material assistance. Before the hurricane burst every pre caution had been taken by the com mander of the Calliope to render the vessel secure. Five anchors had been dropped, but when the storm was at its height four of the anchor chains snap ped and the veesel began to drift. The captain then determined to leave the reefs and, if possible, reach the open sea. This he eventually succeeded in doing, working his way out at the rate of half a knot an hour. Tremendous seas broke over the vessel inflicting much damage, but fortunately no life was lost. Thousands of people flocked to the wateiside to-day to see the Calliope, and all united in praising the pluckinees of her Captain. Washington, April 4. —No news had been received by the officers of the Navy Department up to 7:30 o'clock this even ing, in regard to the floating of the Nipsic at Samoa. The announcement through the Associated Press that the vessel had been floated was received with a great deal of satisfaction by Secretary Tracy and the Bureau officers of the Navy Department. "That's good news; that's good ; I'm glad to hear it," eaid the Secretary. Commodore Walker, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, was also highly gratified at the intelligence. "That's a gain of one," said he. "If we can get her afloat, and sent to Auckland and repaired, it will be doing very well. I am glad to hear she has been floated. The Nipsic is a good boat , a very good one of her kind." He did not think it likely the Trenton or Vandalia could be saved, as the dispatches indicate they are too badly damaged. THE UKAND THI NX ROAD On in Defense Before the Inter' State Commission. Washington, April 4.—The Inter-State Commerce Commission to-day began hearing in the case of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, of Canada, upon the charge of violating the Inter-State Com merce law by granting rates on traffic taken from points in Canada and by charging less than published rates on such shipment. The information upon which tbe citation is issued was, at least in part, furnished by the Michigan Cen tral. Attorney Pond, for the Michigan Cen tral, said, in correspondence between Ledyard and officials of the Grand Trunk now before the Commission, it was freely admitted that the company charged the last shippers of coal and coke from Buf falo and Black Rock a rate considerably less than its published rate, which he held to be a direct violation of the Inter- State Commerce law. Attorney Kerch ner, for the Grand Trunk, denied that any rebates bad been allowed shippers on business originating in the United States. Special rates, however, had been made with the re ceivers of coal in Canada which were in some cases less than the regular tariff tariff rates. He stated that these special rates were plainly stated in the contracts made with the shippers. Kerchner con tended that this traffic from a point in the United States to a point in Canada did not come within the control or juris diction of the Inter-State Commerce Com mission. The amended Inter-State Com merce act says that the j rovisions of tbe act shall apply to any common carrier engaged in transportation from any place in the United States to an adjacent for eign country, and contended that the proper interpretation of the meaning of the words would be to the "border of an adjacent foreign country," and not "into" that foreign country. It might very properly, he thought, regulate traffic from a point intheUnited States through a foreign country to another point in the United States, or from one State to an other, but not into a foreign ountry. He asked ten days to fllo a printed brief, which was granted. BEN'S U«»V IN THOVBLK. Tlic Editor of tbe Wooly Weil Has to ITlake a Retraction. New York, April 4.—Russell B. Har rison is stopping at the Gilsey House. It is learned that he came here in re sponse to the rumor of a threatened suit for articles published by the Montana Live Slock Journal Company during April, and alleged to have reflected upon the character of Ex-Governor Schuyler Crosby of that Territory. At the time of the publication, Russell Harrison was President of the Montana Live Stock Journal Company. The same article first appeared in the Buffalo Commercial, which has since published a retraction. The Montana journal copied the article from the Buffalo Commercial, and there fore did not originate the story. Crosby seeks a personal retraction from Harri son as well as the publication of a re traction in the Live Stock Journal. Har rison has placed the whole mateerin the hands of his attorney, William A. Sweet /.er, of this city, who states that the Montana Lii<e Stock Journal will pub lish a proper retraction as the Buffalo paper has already done. Sweetzer says lie is of the opinion that such retraction by the Montana journal will be perfectly satisfactory to Ex-Governor Crosby. RICIW MEN AftKESTED. Charged With Bleating- a string of flyers From Kentucky. Denver, Colo., April 4. —On receipt of telegraphic instructions from Superin tendent Hubbard, of Chicago, the police to-day arrested Barney McKinney and Andy Larkms, the well-known horse men, and are detaining them at police headquarters to await the arrival of Chicago officers. The arrest is some thing of a mystery, it being alleged that the prisoners are wanted in Illinois for stealing a string of valuable racing horses from Kentucky. Tbe horses arrived here yesterday and were in the possession of McKinney and Larkins when they were arrested. The animals are worth be tween $20,000 and $25,000. The prison ers refuse to talk. A Collision and Mmash-I'p. Nashville,Tenn., April 4,—A collision of two freight trains occurred this morn ing on the Nashville and Decatur division of the Louisville and Nashville road, three miles south of this city. M. L. Eby and Ernest C. Green, brakemen, wore instantly killed. Albert Finest, fireman, was injured in the back, but will proba bly recover. Engineer Moran, of the southbound train, and Engineer Oakley, of the northbound train, both jumped before the engines struck and escaped without any real injury. Both conduc tors Martin and Lemkenheimer wore on their respective cabooses and neither were hurt. The engines and trains were badly wrecked. An 1 uibrella Jump. Quincy, 111., April 4. —Harry Leroy, of Deoorab, lowa, ascended in a balioon here to-day to an altitude of about four thousand leet and then descended in a parachute. The first few hundred feet of the drop was, as usual, very rapid, but the parachute soon became fully ex panded and circled gracefully toward the earth, finally landing the bold a ronaut half a mile from the point of assent, none the worse for his trip. Northern faille matter*. New York, April 4.—No meeting has been called this week, either of the Northern Pacific Directors or the Execu tive Committee, but some of tbe officials of tbe Northern Pacific are still strug gling with the knotty problems in the Wisconsin Central proposition. Chair man Harris, of the Northern Pacific Di rectory, has left for Boston to confer with the Union Pacific people in regard to the Oregon Navigation matter. Fatal Explosion in a 'line, Ex. Paso, April 4. —News has reached here of a terrific explosion in the Lean Cobin mine, in the Blomide district, New Mexico. Del. White and W. A. Johnson, two miners, were down 80 feet in the shaft drilling and loading with giant powder for a blast. White tapped with a spoon one of the cartridges already placed. An explosion followed and John son escaped unhurt, but White was torn to pieces. Cleveland's Jaunt. Jacksonville, Fla., April 4 —The Cleveland party arrived here this morn ing. A long line of carriages drew up on the pier containing a delegation of citi zens to escort the visitors to an informal breakfast at the hotel. No speeches or toasts were offered. Breakfast over, the party visited the sub tropical exhibition, and then went on a drive over the differ ent portions of the city. Attempted Suicide from Sorrow. Nkw York, April 4.—Mrs. Lucy Cabill, sister of the late Congressman Peter Paul Maboney, attempted to com mit suicide to-day by throwing herself from the second story of her residence in Brooklyn. The nurse in attendance pre vented her from accomplishing her pur pose. UncontrollaDle grief at the death of her brother, to whom she was Btrongly attached, is said to have unsettled her mind. An Old Actor's Exist. Makhhai.town, la., April 4. — John Murray, at one time prominent in theat rical circles, and the divorced husband of Grace Hawthorne, now managing the Princess Theater, London, died here this evening, poor health having compelled him to stop off in February. His wife and child are with him. He has been cared for by the local theatrical people. The C. St. P. HI. & o. Railroad. Nkw York, April 4 —The report of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Oma ha railroad for the year ending December 31, 1888, was issued to-day. It shows the gross earnings to bo $6,411,138, a decase of $529,743 as compared with the preceding year. Expenses, $4,048,157, an increase of $14,544. Net earnings, $1,702,980, a decrease of $556,588. The Republicans Saved One Office. Chicago, April 4. —To-day's develop ments changed at least one feature of the local political stituation. Instead of a clean sweep for the Democracy, the city clerkship, one of the most important offices on the list, falls to the Republican party. In point of patronage the clerk ship stands next to the mayoralty. Removed from Office. Chicago, Ills., April 4.— R. A. D. Bill bank, Superintendent of Mails in Chi cago postoffices, and well known in connection with Illinois Democratic politics, was to-day removed from office by Superintendent of mail service Bell. Flyers Come Illib. Whickijng, W. Va., April 4.— W. K. and Charles Brokunier, of this city, have sold their two thoroughbred horses, Wheeling Wilkes, by Geo. Wilkes, for $10,000, and El Manda, by Onward, for $12,000. FROM WASHINGTON. Robert Todd Lincoln Accepts the English Mission. THAT H. S. CITIZEN IN SIBERIA, Pension Laws Liberally, Even Lav ishly, Interpreted— Windom "Bearing" Bonds. \asoclated fress Dlsuatchea to the Hbkald.i Washington, April 4.—The President's callers included Walker Howard, appli cant for the Governorship of Alaska, and Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, the new Minister to England. Mr. Lincoln formally ac cepted the English mission. He will sail for England about the loth of May. tie also called on Secretary Blame to-day. LIBERAL ALLOWANCE OK PENSIONS. Assistant Secretary Busey has ren dered a decision on the application of John H. Davis for his dependent father's pension on account of tbo death of his son Samuel, formerly of the 10th Ohio Volunteers. In 1803 the soldier was regimental hospital nurse at Crab Or chard, Ky. One night, feeling ill, he took a swallow of tincture of aconite, mistaking it for brandy. He nearly died at the time and never afterward recovered. He *lied from a disease of the lungs and all the vital organs, produced by the poi son. The former decision, which held that the soldier's death was not the re sult of any disability incurred in the line of duty, but the result of bis own indis cretion, is reversed and the application allowed. The former rejection of the ap plications of Wm. L. Warnick, late pri vate in the First Pennsylvania Light Ar tilleiy, and of John Derenzy, late of the Twelfth Illinois Volunteers, were also reversed and the claims allowed. TWO MORE APPOINTMENTS. C. F. Clarkson, Jr., of lowa, has been appointed private Secretary to the First Assistant-Postmaster General. Hamil ton Reeves, Jr., of New York, lisb been appointed Chief Clerk of the Pension Bureau. REFUSING TO Bl'Y liONDS. The action of Secretary Windom to day in rejecting $2,9:11,400 of 4% per cent bonds at 10S' H , 108 1 , and 10S}4, is regarded at the Treasury Department as indicating his purpose of not paying over 108 for these bonds, for the present, at least. It is believed that Secretary Win dom will outline his policy in the matter more definitely in a few days. THAT CITIZEN IN SIBERA. The Secretary of State has been in formed by the United States Charge ad interim at St. Petersburg, that due ac tion has been taken, at the request of this Government, for the liberation of Herman Ketnpinski, the American citi zsn, arrested December 24th in Poland on a chnrge of having evaded military duty in Russia, of which country he was a native. There are features in this case that make it probable that a favorable answer may soon bo returned by the Russian government. ©UK NEW PUBLIC HI ILIUM.. Work will be Commenced on It Without Delay. Washington, April 4 —The contract for the new public building at Los Ange les, together with the bond given by Messrs. Hammel, Denker, Mahlstedtand Maxwell, has, upon the recommendation of the Solicitor-General, been approved by the Secretary of the Treasury and forwarded to Los Angeles. Work on the building will be commenced at once. The Lesson of the Hurricane. Washington, April 4. —Lieutenant George L. Dyer, in charge of the Hydro graphic Office of the Navy Department, has issued the follo'vine circular, asking for information in regard to the recent hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean: '"The recent wrecks and the loes of life in the harbor at the Samoan islands have strongly emphasized the importance of collecting and publishing as much infor mation as possible relative to tho mete orology of tho Pacific oceau. It is the intention of this office to commence the publication of charts of the North and South | Pacific oceans, similar in their general plan to the pilot chart of the North Atlantic ocean. It is earnestly requested that re liable information relating to hurricanes in the Pacific, especially about the one in Samoa, on March 15 and 10, be for warded to this office, to one of its branch offices, or to any United States cousnl for transmission to Washington. The officers in charge of thp branch hydro graphic offices, will give this circular as wide a publicity as possible, and make every effort to collect data." The Anarchist Arsonists. Jersey City, April 4.—The anarchist iirebugs were arraigned in Brooklyn to day. They pleaded not guilty and were remanded without bail until Monday. The men were very nervous while in court. Information about thase men were given Justice Naehr by a man named Frederick Schwertfeiger of Brook lyn, who admitted having been a mem ber of the gang. The Justice at first did not believe the story, but when he learned that tbe gang bad made prepara tions to burn a bouse in Harrison, a su burb of Newark, N. J., last evening he telegraphed the Newark police. A dis patch from Newark stated that a train of powder had been found at the house referred to. Poor Broken-Down Garrett. Baltimore, April 4 —Robert Garrett returned to his home, Uplands, near Ca tonville, Baltimore county, this after noon. A reporter who drove out there paid Mr. Garrett was looking quite pale. His face is thinner, and the grey in his beard is quite noticeable. His expression is that of a man who had recovered from a loDg and painful illness. Mr. Garrett said he was glad to be home at Uplands, and that bis southern trip had been very pleasant. A Tall Uaa Jet. New Waterford, 0., April 4, —While men were drilling for gas to-day the gas was suddenly struck and caught fire. Three men were badly burned before they could get away. The derrick and other trappings were burned. The gas is burning 42 feet high now. National Jockey Club Races. Washington, April 4.—The prosrramme for the spring races of the National Jockey Club at Ivy City have been com pleted. Tho races will begin on Wednesday, the 24th instant, and will last eight days. He Lost His Foe*. New York, April 4.—Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher, a brother of Henry Ward Beecher, who was injured yesterday in Brooklyn, to-day suffered amputation of his left foot.