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No papers «D Ibe tent to subscribers by mall anless the same have been psld for In advance. This rule la Inflexible. Ay«bs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT— Owing to our greatly Increased facilities we are prepared to execs.to all kinds of job work in a snporlor Banner. Special attention will be given w commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates. FRIDAY. APBIL 18, 1889. The Police Commissioners yesterday gave the police force another shuttle which has somewhat improved its mate riel and will perhaps increase its morale, as our evening contemp. would put it. The newspapers make millionaires out of comparatively poor men frequently. For i nstance, one of cur esteemed local con temps, raises the estate of Henry Vrooman from $60 000, what it actually is, to a round million. Thb London Times says of Jameß An thony Froude's first novel, "The Two Chiefs of Dunboy," that it is "history thinly wrapped in dialogue." In other words, Mr. Froude's novel is history. As all have conceded tbat his histories were romances, perhaps it would be well for Mr. Fronde to continue to write his tory if he is ambitious of success as a novelist. We are assured that the experiment of hatching chickens at Elsinore by the aid of the hot water of t he sulphur springs is a success. Mrs. Bundy, one of the pioneer residents, has made the experi ment by placing a dish of eggs in the water, which seems to be of the tem perature required for hatching. In three weeks the chicks were ready to come out, and the eegs were tampered to a warm room and hatched out. This is perhaps the beginning of a revolution in the poultry business in this section. If the water of tbe springs can be successfully put to this uso there is no limit to the number of chickens that may be hatched out, and we may see a poultry establishment Bpring up at Elsinore that will surpass in productive capacity the celebrated chicken hatchery of M. Foucaud, at Montreuil, near Paris. The' attention of tbe Department of Agriculture at Washington, having been called to the disease affecting the vines of this State, it has determined to send a competent expert here to make experi ments on the spot. The letter, announc ing this gratifying fact, says: "Realizing how useless it is to devote further time to this matter, in a labora tory where it is impossible to obtain fresh material, we have made arrange ments to send an expert to California to investigate the disease. He is a man in whom we have the greatest confidence, and one we are certain will sift the mat ter to the bottom. It will, of course, take time to do this, but we will prepare for that. Our man will be provided with the most modern apparatus, and through us he will, at all times, be in direct com munication with the most eminent Eu ropean authorities on vine diseases. "In conclusion, allow me to say tbat in this matter we shall need the heaity co-operation of the people, and if this is granted us, we know no reason why the much-talked of vine disease will not be be conquered." The death of Henry Vrooman closes a career that has been conspicuous in State politics for the last ten years. The de ceased was a man possessed of wonderful will-power and great persistence and force of character. He devoted his early years to blacksmitbing. Then he read law, and entered upon its practice in Oakland. He developed aptitudes as a politician which resulted in his election to the State Legislature. While Senator he drafted and secured the passage of the street law known as the Vrooman Act. Notwithstanding he suffered frequently irom acute attacks of heart disease, and was constantly accompanied by a physi cian, he could not be induced to seek a life of quiet. His political ambition was insatiable, and he persisted in remaining in the midst of excitements tbat might at any moment cause his death. His strong will-power alone kept him alive, and he was a striking example of a man success fully fighting for years a disease that would have otherwise proved fatal long before it did. A prominent railroad man, who is per fectly au courant with all that goes on in railroad circles, said yesterday to a member of the Herald Staff: "From what I actually know, I can assure you that before this time next spring two new ■ railroads will be straining every nerve to see which will reach Los Angeles first." It is one of the most certain things in the future that this astute and well-in formed railroad man is right. Then came a man, quite as well informed in' real estate as the other is in rail road matters with the assurance that by J this time next year there will be a bigger] excitement about Los Angeles real estate, and that prices will be higher all around than they have ever been yet. Next autumn he thinks will be marked by the largest immigration that has poured into this section. Here is another point for sagacious men to put a mark —to make s note of it. It will come as sure me the days roll by. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 12. 1889. M Hiliibliik Coals *o Srwcsillf." There are some very curious items in the list of imports into Los Angeles pre pared by the Chamber of Commerce. Amongst the products and manufactures in the list are articles that can be pro duced here in unlimited quantities cheaper than elsewhere. To pay money abroad for what we can raise here, is simply suicidal. We aro complaining of the want cf employment and of a glut of idle men, and yet we are sending hundreds of thousands of dollars East to pay for pro ducts that ought to be raised right here. What sense is there iv a country like this having imported last year one hundred and thirty-five tons of poultry and five hundred and twenty-five tons (or 1,050, --000 pounds) of eggs ? And thesa only re present the poultry and eggs brought by tho Southern Pacific road, the Santa Fe's figures not having been tabulated. Proba bly twice the amount above stated would not here. The article of butter alone brought here by the Southern Pacific amounted to 135 tons, when we have half a million acres in this county of the finest dairy lands in the world. In this cate gory must be classed the importa tion by the same line of 109 tons of cheese. Just look at the item of beer alone. Think of it, 7.G21 tons of beer brought here from Northern California and Eastern breweries! What guzzlers of beer we must be! Old King Gam- brinus would find Los Angeles a place after his own heart. Seven thousand six hundred and twenty-one tons of beer represent a draft by Eastern breweries upon Los Angeles of over a mil lion dollars, and by San Francisco, San Jose and Nevada breweries of another million. We are assured by competent judges that as good beer can be manufactured in Los Angeles as that which reaches here either from Northern California or from the East. Our con sumption would certainly justify the in vestment of the capital which would be required to cutoff this great money drain upon our county. But the importations of last year will hardly be paralleled this year. We shall never again bring in from abroad such quantities cf articles that can be raised or manufactured here. We have de termined to raise what we consume, and we could not have had a more au spicious year for production tban the present to start in upon a self-support ing policy. There is no reason why we should not become exporters of every article mentioned in the Chamber of Commerce's list of last year's imports. And we believe tbat this season will see tbe lever reversed and the brakes en tirely shut down upon this suicidal busi ness. In respect to manufactures, we are gradually stopping up tbe leaks and in creasing our facilities for producing many articles that have heretofore been im ported. We shall soon have the largest vitrified clay pipe factory on the Coast, producing a pipe that is superior in every respect to any manufactured in other parts of the State. A shoe fac tory was started here a short time ago. In respect to iron works we have several extensive foundries that are turning out as good finished materi als for building and other purposes as any heretofore imported. Car works have been started here, and before long all the street-cars used both in Los An- geles and other parts of Southern California will be manufactnred by our own people. The best plows in use by our farmers are turned out of our local foundries and ironworks. There is room for far more fruit can neries tban we have, and capitalists are now interesting themselves in the direc tion of filling this impoitant want. A few years will see a great change for tho better in the home industries of our city and section. The tendency of capital and enterprise is in the direction of building up home manufactures. Some of our new enterprises will start out on a modeßt scale; but as we grow in population, tbe borne demand will give them strength to enlarge their facilities. Freight rates from the East will operate in favor of our local industries. The rates now established are so high that they will materially help to place new manu factories on a profitable footing. The opening of the country between here and Utah to rail transportation will give an impetus to all manufactories relating to mining, and will undoubtedly lead to the establishment here of exten sive refining and separating works. With home factories in successful operation and our agricultural resources developed to their fullest extent, there will be such a revival of good times in this section as will make Los Angeles one of tbe most prosperous and opulent centers in the Union. The celebration in New York of the centennial of Washington's inauguration as President has fallen into the management of tuft hunters and Turveydrops. From the way in which these snobs are hunting op Continental blue-bloods and scions of the De Peysters and Yon Dunderfanks of New Amsterdam to give them exclusive prominence, the celebration will be a travesty, and not an amusing one at that, of the event it commemorates. The managers seem to have found four hun dred people with enough old Dutch blood in their veins to take precedence in the celebration over the fresh, vigorous and energetic young blood that has contrib uted so much to the greatness of our country and its progressive march in commerce, agriculture and manufact ures. These people must stand aside to j make room for the degenerate progeny of I the Schuylera, the Yon Cortlandts, the Delanceys, the Liepenards and the Rensselaer*. The whole brood of old New York families, that shut themselves like turtles in their shells, and affect the exclusiveness of the noblesse of the Faubourg St. Germain belonging to the old regime, are not worth ths little fin gers of the pushing, dashing, energetic representative men and women of mod ern New York. The t oxtuneß of mott of, those rich old families date from the suc cessful piratical ventures of their found erg. The plunder of the high seas was transferred to city lands, and the descendants of the pirates have become vastly rich and correspondingly exclusive and aristocratic. These people, of ail others, should take a back seat when Americans are celebrating a groat event in tho history of the Republic. But very few of the ancestors of these New Yorkers were pa triotn. One has but to refer to J. Feni more Cooper's works to see that the cod fish aristocracy of New York was the element that cringed to and fawned upon Howe, Cornwallis and Clinton, and prided itself upon ite toryi9in. Real Kew Yorkers, the representative men who have made her what she is, ought to get together and arrange for a celebration that would do honor to Washington and to the country, and reflect credit, not con tempt, upon their city. It is said that Judge Hawkins has left Los Angeles in disgust at the manner in which justice is administered here. Who can blame him? Notwithstanding the Chief of the Tuscaroras was the victim of bunco sharpers, and put himself to great inconvenience and expense to vindicate the 1 tw and punish the men who robbed him, he Minis that the machinery of the law is such as to make his task an almost hopeless one. Prayer Not His Sole Bellance. Brother John Wanamaker went over to Philadelphia yesterday, taught his Sunday-school class and made an ex hortation in church in favor of the Pro hibition amendment and against alcohol, tobacco, opium, profanity, anger and im purity of life, saying nothing, however, against bribery. He charged his hearers to go home and pray God to help them carry the amendment, although that is not the way ia which Brother Wana maker helped carry the election last No vember. Harrison Ahead on the Grand llouncc. President Harrison has kept the Sen ate in session exactly as long as did Mr. Cleveland. From March 4th to April 2d President Cleveland sent in 171 nomina tions, of which 156 were confirmed, ll' were not acted upon, two were withdrawn and one was rejected. In the same length of time Harrison has made 374 nominations. Of these nearly all have been confirmed. Three were withdrawn and two rejected. l.llllput on Top. "Mark Twain," whose real name is S. L. Clemens, M. A., inspired by the suc cess of Little Lord Vauntleroy on the stage, is having his Prince ami Pauper dramatized. Look out for a flood of plays with children in the title roles. Tom the Piper's Son, Little Red Riding- Hood, and other juvenile heroes and he roines may hope soon to hold a place in dramatic existence. The Frult-Urowers. There promises to be quite a large at tendance at the Convention of the State Fruit-Growers' Association at National City, commencing April loth. It has been arranged tbat patrons from any part of the city can attend on payment of one and one-third railroad fare for the round trip under the following conditions: Full fare must be paid for the down trip, but a certificate will be furnished at the other end by the Secretary of the Asso ciation entitling the traveler to return for one-third fare. The privileges are equally extended by both the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe, so the inducements for travel will be held out all through the State. The Flower Festival. Both the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Roads will convey free of charge liow ers, decorations or anything needed for the forthcoming Flower Festival at the Pavilion. The ladies who are to have charge of the proceedings are already hard at work, and the plans of the booths have been perfected, and some of them already set up. It is particularly re quested that the ladies who are to assist in the confectionery booth will be present at the Pavilion at 9 o'clock this morning. Around tlie World. Messrs. Frank and Percy Schumacher left the city last night and commenced their tour around the world. They in tend to pass a couple of days in San Francisco, and then go East via Chicago, where they will be joined by Mr. Stasß forth, who with the Griffiths will accom pany them in their journey. London, the Paris Exposition, Venice, Constanti nople, India and home via China is the programme as at present arranged, and they expect to put in about a year before they come back to Los Angeles. Legal Holiday. A proclamation by the Governor de claring April 30th a legal holiday has reached this city. It will be the centen nial anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States. Undelivered Telegrams, The following are the telegrams re maining at the Western Union Teletrranh office, 6 Court street, April 11th: W. W. Fish. BOULANGER'S BOTHER. Hi' In Gut Dead by tbe Diplomats at the Belgian Court. Brussels, April 11. —Upon the ap pearance of General Bjnlanger at a soiree last evening, the officials of the French embassey who were pres ent, immediately took their de parture. Prince Chimay, the Bel gian Minister for Foreign Affairs and most of the other members of the Cabinet declined to be introduced to Boulanger and also departed. Almost all of the diplomats present kept aloof from Boulanger during the evening. Paris, April 11.—Perry, in an address before the National Republican Associa tion, this evening, said that Bou langer in the Department of the Seine had awakened the government and the moderates who did not desire their throats cut, to the fact that their princi pal fault was to allow the country to be lieve that the government was Anarchy in disguise. The dissension among the parties had now diminished and the Re publicans possessed the means by which to vanquish Boulangism. Out at First Bate. Sacramento, April 11. — Controller Dunn to-day submitted to Attorney-Gen eral Johnson hia opinion on the question whether tho Trustees of the Re form School for Southern California could purchase a site out of the $200,000 appropriation provided for by the act. "It is my conclusion," said the Attorney- General, "that the trustees are not au thorized to use any part of the $200,000 for the purchase of« site. FROM WASHINGTON. An Official Explains an Alleged Blunder. A LIMPET-LIKE OFFICE-HOLDER. Kiffht-of-Way to Oklahoma Settled. Armes Court-Martial — A Liberal Corporal. I Associated Press DlßDStchct to the Herald. I Washington, April 11. —Respecting tho San Francisco dispatch criticising the Navy Department for failure to accept the offer of coal from Australia for the American men-of-war at Apia, Commo dore Senley, of the Bureau of Equip ment, said : "We do not know yet that the loss of our vessels at Apia is due to a lack of coal. My latest advices, dated the last week of January, show there was a supply of coal on the beach amounting to 150 tons. Nine weeks ago the Monongahela sailed from San Fran cisco ti Apia with 600 tons of > coal, which we had on hand at Mare Island Navy Yard. It was not, therefore, re gardel necessary to buy Wellington coal at $10 per ton when we had coal of our own which had been bought and paid for. Wellington coal will not bear ex posure to the weather and it would not be good economy to lay in a stock of it at a place where we have no provision for shelter." THOSE TIMBER TRESPASS SUITS. Secretary Noble, in a lett3r to the At torney-General, requested tbat the United States Attorney for Montana be directed to suspend all action, civil or criminal, against the Missoula Mercan tile Company, formerly the Montana Im provement Company, and Northern Pa ciiic railroad, lor timber trespass on public lands in Montana, until the same can be investigated with a view to dis missal, as recommended by the United States District Attorney. Tbe amount of lumber involved is over 40,000,000 feet, besides a large amount of cordwood and railroad ties. This action is taken, it is understood, upon information that it will be extremely difficult, if not altogether impossible, for the Government at this late day to secure sufficient evidence to maintain these suits. WON'T TAKE HIS "CONGE." Jerome B, Burke, Chief of the Gazette Division in the Patent Oilice, has been notified by the Commissioner of Patents that hiß tendered resignation would be accepted. Burke, however, declines to resign, and declares his intention t) allow the Commissioner to dismiss him if he so desires. Burke is a Grand Army man, and was at one time Commander of tho Department of the Potomac. TOO SWEEPING IN ITS TERMS. It appears that the President's pro clamation opening a portion of the Okla homa lands to settlers was more sweep ing in its terms than was intended, in the matter of excluding parsons from entering upon lands before the date named in the proclamation. Under its terms the army officers have been com pelled to keep out officials of the Interior Deprrtment whose duty it is to provide for the establishment of the new land offices. To relieve these, an official order was made to-day by the War De pal tment for their admission onto the territory. right of way to settlers. In answer to an inquiry from the Sec retary of War, on beualf of a large num ber of persons contemplating settlement in Oklohoma, and asking if permission is to be given to these intended settlers to cross the Cherokee outlet to the northern line of Oklohoma about the 22d day of April, the date upon which the Presi dent's proclamation, opening the terri tory, goes into effect. The Secretary of the Interior has replied, in part, as fol lows: "I think they may be allowed to cross without extraordinary delay, and 1 therefore recommend you to in struct your commanding officers to place no obstruction in the way of persons who desiro to jour ney in good faith in a quiet peaceful and orderly manner upon aud along public highways, post or military roads, or established and customary cattle trails, through the Cherokee out let in going forward to the tract of land to be opaned for settlement. Care should be taken to have the Indians understand that by this passage there is no disposi tion to appropriate their lands, and that it will bo continued no longer than abso lutely necessary after the first migration to the Oklahoma country is over. Mili tary forces should then scout the Chero kee outlet, and require all persons unlaw fully there to move on, either back to Kansas or over into the Oklahoma lands." The Secretary, in a part of the letter, says that he deems the settlers are en titled to as much consideration as has been given to the cattlemen and others heretofore, who have been permitted to travel through this outlet, it is urged upon the Secretary, among other reasons for granting this permit, that settlers coming through the Chickasaw and other Indian lands, are gathering on the im mediate borders of the Oklohoma tract without being obstructed, thus putting those in Kansas, who must pass through the Cherokee outlet at a dis advantage. No movement will be allowed, under this permit, until full authority and instructions shall have been received by the military having charge of the matter. The recommendation of Secretary Noble was laid before the President by Secretary Proctor, and, after considera tion, an order bearing upon the subject was sent from the War Department thia afternoon to the army officers in charge on the border of Indian Territory, pre sumably to carry into practical effect Secretary Noble's recommendations. Authoritative information on this point is, however, withheld. THE ARMES COURT MARTIAL. The court martial to try Captain Armes for conduct unbecoming an officer, met this morning in response to a question whether he had any objection to the composition of the court. Captain Armes replied no, but suggested that the cart had been placed before the horse and that not he, but Captain Bonrke and Colonel Gibson, who made the charges against him, should be standing trial. The court took a recess. When the court re-assembled the de fendant announced that he had selected Captain Knox, of the First Cavalry, as his counsel. As Captain Knox was a member of the court-martial, it was necessary tbat he should first be relieved. The Judge-Advocate, therefore, secured the consent of the Secretary of War to the arrangement, and Captain Knox was relieved by special order. He stated that he was not prepared immediately to proceed in the case, and the court ad journed until to-morrow. BIDS FOR MAIL-CARBYINO. The Second Assistant Postmaster-Uen eral to-day began opening the bids for carrying the United States mails on about 1,500 star and steamboat routes in several States and Territories. About 25,000 bids had been received for this service. TANNER ACTING LIBERALLY. Commissioner of Pensions Tanner to day issued an order holding that "when ever a pensioner is disabled in hand or foot in a degree entitling him to $24 per month under the act of March 3, 1883, snch pensioner shall, by reason of that 'act, shall be entitled to a rate of $30 per month under the act of August 4, 1886." This order will favorably affect some six to eight hundred disabled veterans of the late war. HANDSOME ARREARS OF TENSION. The Pension Office to-day allowed the claim for $14 000, for arrears of pension, to Philip Flood. The allowance was mado for blindness contracted in the service. POSTMASTERS APPOINTED. The following Postmasters were ap pointed to-day : G. R. Walden. Saticoy, Ventura county; Sarah A. Robinson, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles county; M. P. Beery, Vernondale, Loa Angeles county. llulte Another chinaman. Denver, Colo., April 11.— Kegarding the Chicago dispatches of Wednesday morning, stating that Yee Ling, a wealthy Chinese merchant of Denver, had been arrested there for abducting the hi if* of, and stealing $1,400 from, Wong Toy, of Denver, Chief Detective Linton statsd that the report was untrue. Yee Ling, who did run away with Toy's wife and money several months ago, was arrested six weeks afterwards in Tomb stone, Arizona, in company with the woman, and returned to this city, where he is now in jail under indictment for grand larceny. Toy secured a divorce from his wife about a month ago, when sne immediately married Ling. Both parties have been fully identified by Toy, for whom Ling, previous to the elopement, acted as clerk, as well as by other prominent Chinese in this city. Consequently, the Yee Ling arrested in Chicago cannot be the man wanted here. Ling is not a wealthy man, and the owner of a six-story building in Denver, as reported, but, on the other hand, very poor. The Piia*ct Sound Traffic Trouble St. Louis, April 11. —Chairman Leeds, of tbe Transcontinental Association, has not called a meeting of the association to consider the Northern Pacific and Union Pixciric situation with regard to the Puget Sound passenger business. To the Asso ciated Press representative Leeds said to-day: "I shall not call a meeting for the consideration of this matter unless desired to do so by the inter-state lineß. I do not anticipate that the trouble will have such a disturbing effect on transcontin ental business as some of the Chicago people seem to think. It is confined to the Northern Pacific territory, and will not afloat California business at all. Ab I ptated cfficially, there has been a vio lation of tho agreement, but I am strongly inclined to believe that the two com panies will speedily adjust their differ ences, and there will be no necessity for calling a meeting of the Association." Mysterious Murder and Suicide. Kansas City, Mo.. April 11.—This morning, at Bramin Hill, a small Ger man settlement ten miles west of here, in Wyandotte county. Kansas, was found the dead bodies of Wilhelmina Seiderick, a widow owning a farm, and Jacob Schaler, her hired man. Life had evidently been extinct sev eral days. Schaler had been workiDg for the woman for several years, and the neighbors said that the couple had frequent quarrels. It is supposed to be a case of murder and suicide. Mrs. Seiderichs' first husband hung himself, and her second husband died tinder mys terious circumstances several years ago. Shortly afterwards she discharged her hired man and engaged Schaler, who has lived at her house since. Prohibition Pitched Strong. Jefferson City, Mo., April 11. —By a vote of seventy-three to sixty-two, the Lower House of the Legislature passed a bill to-day fixing a maximum of $1,200 per annum for saloon licenses for State and county purposes, in all towns and cities in the State, and permitting towns andcitiea to charge from $100 to $1 500 for the same purposes. The bill also pro hibits saloons from having any billiard tables or checkers or any other game of chance or skill in their property. Rail roads and steamboats are denied the right to sell liquor under any circum stances. Tbe Loyal l.rgiou Insignia. Cincinnati, April 11.—The sixth quadrennial Congress of the military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States closed its session here this after noon, and many delegates left this even ing for home. The entire constitution was revised and many verbal changes made, but none of a radical nature. It was provided that the insignia and rosette now worn by tho first-class mem bers shall die with them, and that the rosette and insignia now worn by the second-class members be the abiding emblems ofithe Order. The next meet ing will be held four years hence iv St. Paul. A Bis- Importing Firm Falls. Nbw York, April 11.—Robert Kell, do ing business as Kell & Co., importers of woolens and plushes, 480 Broome street, and at Bradford, England, has failed. A cablegram from England was received to-day announcing that tbe Bradford house had suspended and that Blirm stein & Hirsch hand obtained an attach ment against the property in this city, on behalf of Lazard Freres for $97,022. The Sheriff took possession of the store. With few exceptions the liabilities are due abroad. Explosion In a Foundry, Youngstown, Ohio, April 11.—While a heat was being poured to make a four thousand pound casting to-night in the foundry of William Todd & Co., it ex ploded, hurling the molten metal in every direction. Foreman Bryant was leaning over tho flask at tho time, and received the full force of the explosion, which literally roasted bim. He cannot survive. Four other employes were severely burned, but their injuries are not regarded up dangerous. A Failure In Jbeatber. Boston, April 11.—Billings & Eaton, wholesale hide and leather dealers, as signed this afternoon. Liabilities about $700,000. It is impossible to state at pres ent what their assets are. The failure was a great surprise to the leather trade. The capital of the firm about two years ago was said to have been about $200,000. Off His Base. Kansas City, April 11.—Frank Ringo, one of the catchers of the Kansas City Baseball Club, swallowed an enormous quantity of morphine this afternoon, and at 10 o'clock is in a dangerous condition. After eight months' total ab stinence he began drinking two weeks ago, and continued it ever since. I THE PRESIDENT'S BOY. He Has Got Himself Into a Very Tight Place. GOVERNOR CROSBY AFTER HIM. A Lively Libel Suit Caused by Hia Recklessness When a West ern Journalist. lAsßoci&tcd Press Dispatches to the Hmjt New Youk, April 11, —Russell Harri son was arrested this afternoon in the offices of the Judge, in the Potter Build ing, on the charge of having published in the Montana Live Stock Journal, an arti cle taken from a Buffalo paper accusing Governor John Schuyler Crosby, of Mon tana, with having stolen jewels from a Washington lady. Harrison came on from Washington last night for the pur pose of having papers in the suit served on him. A warrant was issued by Judge Beach, of the Supreme Court, who fixed his bail at $5,000. Stephen B. Elkins, Vice-President Rice, of the Park Bank, and W. J. Arkell, of the Judge, became Harrison's bondsmen. Harrison was not in charge of the pa per at the time the article was published and knew nothing about it. When his attention was drawn to the fact that the Buffalo paper had not told the truth, Harrison offered to publish a suitable re traction. This, however, Crosby would not accept, but demanded that Harrison should write him a personal letter of apology, and also print the same. Har rison declined to do this. Crosby hopes by having him arrested to force him to do so. Russell Harrison, when asked if he bad anything to say, replied: "Nothing at the present time. The facts and evi dence will be given to the public iv the court proceedings. I will be able to show conclusively that I had nothing to do with the instigation of the story pub lished, and did not learn of it until April 30, 1887, six weeks after its publication in the Buffalo Commercial-Advertiser." William A. Sweetzer, Harrison's attor ney, said: "The considerable delay in bringing tne action and then this insti tuting a suit in a locality where tho defamatory matter would never have been known had in not been brought to public notice by Crosby him self, are matters which will be fully ex plained in tho trial. Hr. Harrison dis claims all liability or responsibility in the matter, Ids only connection with it being that of president of the company owning the paper that made the publica tion. It has been charged by Crosby that Harrisop caused the libel in question to be published out of personal hatred or vindicuveness toward him. In point of fact, Crosby has not been unfavorably mentioned, with this exception, in the paper since the first day of its publica tion." Iv Lis complaint Crosby introduces tbe article printed, which is of rather a Ecathing natu'e. It was originally writ ten for the Buffalo paper by its Washing ton correspondent, who was afterwards discharged for having written it. The matter complained of bears reference to alleged questionable acts of Crosby while "Governor of Montana, and con cludes by alleging the theft of diamonds from a lady in Washington. The com plaint closes with a demand for $100,000 from Mr. Harrison with costs, for al leged malicious and criminal libel, In his affidavit accompanying tho complaint, Crosby seeks to show cause for hatred of him on the part of Harri son, and states tbat after he had re signed tke position of Governor and was acting as First Assistant Postmaster- General, defendant Harrison removed Manner Brady Wilkins, formerly Cros by's private secretary, prom his position in the Assay Office at Helena without making charges against him. Through the influence of Crosby, Wilkins was re-instated and be alleges that this created an ani mosity on the part of the defendant toward him. Appended to the complaint is a letter from one Leslie Fullgrove, formerly editor cf the Montana Journal, disclaiming personal responsibility for the appearance of the objectionable mat ter, and asserting that Harrison and lawyer McCutcheon of Helena caused its publication. Projected Railroad Building;. CurcAoo, April 11.—The Railway Age will say that nothwithstanding adverse legislation in many States, the fact that railroads are losing money and the furth er fact that the leading lines have agreed not to extend their tracks, there are al ready projected since January Ist, of this year, 066 new lines with an aggregate contemplated mileage of 53,436, of which 14,818 aro already under construction or contract. The lines under contemplation in twelve New England and Eastern States have an anticipated mileage of 5,094 miles; in ten Southern States, 12, --855 miles; in five Central and Northern, 5,283 miles; iv seven Northwestern, 12, --922 miles; in Aye Southwestern, 11,502 miles; in the seven Pacific States and Territories, 5,845 miles; the projected construction in Wyoming, 914 miles; in Montana, 992 miles; in Nevada, 150 mile; in California, 1,255 miles; in New Mexico, 1,016 miles; in Idaho, 104 miles; in Utah, 997 miles; in Oregon, 840 miles; in Washington Territory, 1,513 miles; in Colorado, 1,115 miles. Another Sugar Hellnery. Baltimore, April 11.—There are indi cations of the establishment here of a great sugar refinery. It is based on an ticipatione of Baltimore support, inspired by the hopes of Baltimore capital and engineered by Baltimore business men. The fact that $400,000 of the $1,000,000 capital stock proposed has already been subscribed, and that at least $100,000 more has been promised as soon as the project assumes definite shape, practi cally insures the success of tbe enter prise. Messrs. Robert Garrett & Sons have subscribed $200,000. The building and machinery will cost about $600,000, which will leave $400,000 for a working capital. A Capital Act. Lansino, Mich., April 11.—The House to-day passed the Jackson cigarette bill, which prohibits "the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, or giving away, of any cigarettes, or any imitation thereof, com posed in whole or in part of tobacco, or any substance in the form of a cigarette containing nercotic elements, or any rice paper, or any paper designed for ciga rette wrappers." Tbe Vale Junior Exhibitioner. New Haven, Conn., AprU 11.—The annual oratorical contest tor the Yale Junior exhibition prize, an income of $2,600, took place at Battell Chapel this afternoon, and was won by John Crosby, of Minneapolis, over;seven competitors. Crosby's supject was "John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester."