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JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT —Owing to oar greatly Increased facilities we are prepared to execate all kinds of job work in a superior manner Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will he T>ron>prlv Ailed at moderate rates TUESDAY, APtsIE 16, I 88». A Well Earned Vacation — Noble Donations. Mr. I. W. Hellman and family leave to-day on a six months' trip to Europe. Mr. Hellman has been so long a central figure in the financial history of Southern California that we depart from our usual habit and notice his departure in our editorial columns. It is mainly due to this gentleman's transcendant fiscal ability that the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank has become one of the most re markable moneyed institutions in the United SUtes. Fortunately, perhaps, for Los Angeles county and Southern Cali fornia the policy of this bank was of late years notably conservative. If it had been otherwise this region wonld have been exposed to grave dangers during the late period of wild speculation in real eatate. Under the Presidency of Mr. Hellman the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank has grown from small beginnings to a colos sal status. Its great capital has enabled it to extend large accommodations to its patrons at tbe same time that it has re tained a larger proportion of cash on hand, compared to its deposits, than almost any bank in the United States. Its President seeks a foreign vacation at a time when the deposits of the bank amount to nearly five millions of dollars, and there is almost dollar for dollar in -the banks'vaults to meet these claims, with instantly convertible assets to en able it to meet its obligations if every other bank on the Pacific Coast were to fail to-morrow. At the beginning of the current year the Farmers' and Merchants' Band paid over a million and a half dol lars of the city and county moneys to the legally designated depositories. We exaggerate nothing when we say that Mr. Hellman is looked upon in San Francisco as the best banker in Califor nia. Some years before Michael Reese died, he offered the President of the Farmers'and Merchants' Bank $25,000 a year to manage his (Reese's) immense investments, and the offer was declined, with thanks. We learn that the Hellman party will pass a month or six weeks in London, where Mr. Neugass, Mrs. Bellman's brother, resides. The banking-firm of Neugass & Co. ranks immediately after that of the Barings in the great money circles of the world. Mr. Hellman and family and Mr. Neugass and family will visit together a number of attractive European watering places, taking in tbe Paris Exposition, and aiming princi pally at that rest and recreation which has been so well earned by oar honest, capable and distinguished fellow citizen. The Herald heartily wishes him bon ■voyage. It will interest the people of Los An geles, who have such a great regard for Mr. Hellman's sagacity, to know that he looks upon this city and county as men aced by no dangers, financial or other wise, fie has always been a firm be liever in our future, and is more than ever so now. He believes in our steady and reliable advance, and thinks that we have safely passed the crisis of the over speculation of tbe past three or four years. A few weeks ago Mr. Hellman gave ♦5,000 to the Protestant Orphan Asylum of this city, and $5,000 more to the Hebrew Asylum in San Francisco. Yes terday, as a final piece of liberality, he gave the Sisters of Charity $5,000 to assist in building their projected orphan •avium. These are noble benefactions and will be held in grateful remembrance by the recipients. The German press seems to be very hard to please as to the personnel of th c American Commission to the Berlin con ference. They object to Bates and to Sewall, probably on the gronnd that these gentlemen know something about the merits of the . questions at issue. The Cologne Gazette says that the appoint ment of Bates and the attaching of Kewall to the Com mission make an amicable result of the conference very un likely. This probably means that Bis marck is prepared to enact the role of ••I'll take the turkey and you take the buxxard, or you'll take the buzzard and I'll take the turkey." This is very much like tbe Iron Chancellor's diplomacy, bat we doubt very much if the American members of the Conference will relish it any more than did the In dian in the story. Bismarck has lately made England a present of Demaraland, a region one hundred thou sand square miles in extent, fronting on t!ae African' Coast. Of course Germany had as much right to this territory as that country has to the moon, but it is supposed to have been done to insure English support of Germany's demands. If Great Britain sides with Bismarck in the controversy, she will do so against the loudly expressed sympathy with the raited States of British subjects, both in Jtiunos and Australia. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. APIUb 16. 1889. The Deposition of Major Furrey. The Police Embroglio. The community web no little aston ished yesterday when it was mooted about that the Council at its meeting had removed Major W. C. Furrey from the Board of Police Commissioners. There had been rumors of dissension, and it waß known that trouble was brewing, but such a peremptory action as this burst like a thunderbolt from a clear sky. Major Furrey has no hesitation in branding his removal as a triumph of the "boodle" element in Los Angeles. He denounces the method of his decapi tation as treacherous and cowardly in the extreme. He informs the Herald that when it was originally sought to place him upon the Board of Police Commis sioners be opposed the effort, and only yielded to the repeated solicitations of Mayor Hazard. His indignation at the summary action of the Council knows no bounds. He thinks that an honorable business career of eighteen years in Los Angeles ought to have protected him from what he denominates an outrage. We are inclined to think that the community will agree with the deposed Commissioner, and that the almost universal opinion will be that it is the result of some dark intrigue. Major Furrey dubs his eisp mies "boodle"and "whisky." Heclaimß that he stood up inflexibly against allow ing the gambling games to run, and that while he is not fanatically opposed to saloons under proper conditions, he thinks that there are too many of them, nineteen of them being grouped together almost in a block. Certainly the majority of the Police Commission has had a hard road to travel from the first. Major Furrey says that when it came to the question of appoint ments on the police force, he felt obliged to recognize the spirit of tha new charter, which contemplated a Board composed equally of Democrats and Republicans, and made his official action conform to what he regarded as the plain intent of the municipal law. After "boodle" and "whisky" he believes that much of the enmity with which he has been pursued is owing to his determination to give Democrats of reputable standing a show on the police force. The community will follow the devel opments in this Police muddle with great interest. It was undoubtedly the in tention of the framera of the new charter and of the people who adopted it, to take the Police force out of the hands of the Council. For years the people of Los Angeles had been wearied almost unto death by the repeated brawls over the Chief of Police of this city. Year in and year out, a chief has scarcely been in stalled in office until a wrangle of formid able proportions has sprung up, gener ally accompanied by serious allegations of official malversation.. At last we were supposed to have reached the millenium. A Council un animously Republican was elected under a great cry of reform. Everything was now to be lovely and the goose was to hang high. At last the incessant din about the Police force was to cease for ever. It broke out, however, to the sur prise of everybody at the very first meet ing of the Board, and the Council has now taken a hand in it. After a few weeks of the new era of reform we are being treated to a caterwauling almost without precedent. There is evidently something very rotten in the municipal Denmark, and the Herald will see to it that the people understand the exact situation as it de velops. One thing is assured, and that is that the citizens of Los Angeles will never approve of the peculiar methods adopted by the Council towards a man whose career ia this community raises a violent presumption that his motives were honest and public-spirited. We will add another thing: there is already a most profound disgust amongst voters, irrespective of party, at Republican re form, and it bids fair to increase with tbe passing days. Scarcity of Public Lands. It is not man; years since it was our boast—and not a vain one, at that, —that "Uncle Sam was rich enough to give us all a farm." It was not until the Re publican party in Congress had given away to corporations the public lands by millions of acres that intending settlers commenced to find it difficult to find in the nation's domain a home which had been so easy to acquire before the days of corporation land-grabbing set in. Had the public land been carefully preserved for actual settlers, there was enough of it to last for another century; but the lav ish grants soon covered the best available lands in the western country, and now it is as difficult to get a home in the west worth having as it is to find government land in some of the old States. The great scarcity of public lands is evidenced by the rush to Oklahoma of one hundred thousand people to obtain claims in a territory that will not more than furnish quarter sections for one-tenth that num ber. The opening of that tract to settle ment and the eagerness with which peo ple are flocking there marks the new era upon which we have entered, and sepa rates the period when Uncle Sam had homes f_>r all from the one in which he can only offer his landless children a claim on barren mountains or on arid plains. Ry immigration and the natural in crease of population, we have reached the time when the United States may be considered to be humanly stocked. As long as we had vast tracts of vacant lands to give to actual settlers, the policy of encouraging European immigration was a wise and beneficial one. But now that the Government has parted with its lands, and that we have the basis of an enormously dense population in the next century by tbe law of natural increase, the question is forced upon our consideration whether we ought not to adopt a different policy. The United States law prohibiting labor contracts in foreign countries is approved by all ex cepting the great corporations, which desire to retain a check upon strikes and the power of lowering the rate of their employes' wages at will. There is no doubt, however, that this law is con stantly violated by indirection, and that it has exercised but a very limited intlu ence in checking the great flood of im migration, especially from eastern and southern Europe. The number of arrivals of the piebald populations of eastern Europe at Castle Garden has been steadily increasing, and the result of this enormous influx is especially felt in the large cities by the overcrowding of certain quarters and the falling off of wages to the European starvation stand- ard. The policy of encouraging immi gration under these circumstances is one upon which there can hardly be two opinions. The eyes of the whole country will be turned in the next few days to the events transpiring in Oklahoma. It will be a spectacle for a country which for a cen tury has had so much land to give to set tlers that whole Territories filled up in a gradual and orderly manner. It will cause reflecting people to consider whether it is for tbe best to continue our present policy of keeping our gates wide open to the homeless hordes of Eurcps, when our own people already here are more than sufficient to stock the country and to insure a dense population in the near future. The United States adopted the policy of encouraging immigration when they were young, and required people to settle upon their vast unoccupied lands, it was for the benefit of the country then, and everybody was in favor of it. The only question to be considered now is whether a continuation of that policy after the reasons for it have ceased to exist, and with the certainty before us that we shall have as dense a population in another century as we ought to have, is the beßt for the country. If it is net, it should be changed, and a more re strictive policy adopted. The policy was adopted for the benefit of the country ; it should be abandoned or changed when it is believed to work injuriously. There is a nice war now going on be tween the two morning Republican papers. The Tribune discovered an ex tensive secret movement on foot to revo lutionize and capture Lower California. The Times followed the matter up and declares the report a "fake," got up by certain parties' to give the Tribune a "fill." One would like to know what there is in Lower California to induce the risk and loss that would necessarily be encountered to capture it from Mexico. It is not likely that the American Gov ernment would be passive under another attempt of her citizens to filibuster the Penineula. We opine that an expedi tion from this State to capture Lower Cal ifornia wculd find itself in a worse fix than Walker found himself there with his filibusters in 1853. They would probably meet with the fate of Henry A. Crabb's expedition to capture Sonora, and the massacre of Cavorca might be repeated on a larger scale at San Rafaela or Todoß Los Santos. The days of fili bustering have passed. This country will never permit its citizens to seize neighboring territory at their own sweet will. If Col. Mulkey or any other man should lead a hostile expedition into Lower California, it would soon find it self in a trap. Unitsd States troops would hem it in at the Tia Juana bound ary ; American ships would blockade it along the coast, and Mexican troops would be poured in upon the Peninsula from Sonora and Sinaloa. We are dis posed to believe that there are not enough fools and lunatics to be found to join so seneeleßß an expedition, and rather side with the Timet in the conclusion that the credulity of the Tribune has been imposed upqn. We take tbe following extract from a letter received by Skidmore & Smith, of this city, from Howell & Ciaig, im porters and wholesale grocers, of Los Angeles: "The Genesee Valley Corn Company, of Clyde, New York, have for warded us, for distribution, some seed corn, which they desire tested by some intelligent farmer. If this corn should prove a success, they will erect a can nery * * *" Accompanying the letter were several packages of the Evergreen and Hickak variety of sweet corn, said ti be the best known to the entitling trade. Messrs. T. J. Kerns & Standlee have taken a quantity of the seed and have agreed to give it a fair trial. As other varieties of corn yield bountifully here, we have no fears for the result of these gentlemen's exparimente. East ern firms are looking this way, and when they fully understand the grand possibilities of this section, they will not be long in taking advantage of the busi ness opportunities now open to them. — [Downey Champion. Our contemporary is probably right in assuming that these varieties of corn will grow in Los Angeles county, as every spe cies which has been tried has done hereto fore. But there is a far better business than canning corn. With a little care, roasting ears can be ready for the mar ket in all the winter months, and they ought to be grown and shipped in immense quantities to the East. Roasting ears would bring fabulous prices in the markets of New York and Chi cago at Christmas and New Year's. An occasional visitation of frost would inter fere with the crops, but in most years no drawback would be encountered. Spring lamb, green peas, tomatoes and Spring potatoes ought also to he shipped in im mense quantities to the East during the winter months. Some day we will real ize what can be done in this country and start in to doing it. METEOROLOGICAL. The Weather Hecord for the Coast In April. Kigkal Servicb, IT. 8. Army, > DIVIBIOM OF THE PACIFIC. / Sam Francisco, April 18. 1889.) SUMMARY FOR THE WEKK ENOING, AFRIL 13, '89. The weather has hcen favorabe to ihe grow ing crops In all the Pacific Districts; eoplons showers showers have fallen In all sections, and the temperature has bean slightly shove the normal, mean temperatures and rainfall for the week at selected stations are ss follows: Stat oni. IB it s- hi * ■ I .19 .16 .60 .24 .70 .07 .44 .20 .64 .01 .64 .04 .28 .13 .34 ! .28 .15 ! .08 .20 .47 Wall* Willi, Olympia Portland Koeeborg, 7 3 5 :i o a o i 2 Ked Bluff. Ban Fraoclaco Freano Angela* Ban Diego Saciameuto FROM WASHINGTON. The President Takes a Con stitutional. KIMBEBLYS OPINION DOUBTED. An Apache Figures Successfully as Appellant in the United States Supreme Court. i Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald.l Washington, April 15.—President Har rison, accompanied by Mrs. Harrision and Secretaries Blame and Windom, went down the Potomac this morning for a clay's ride. Before leaving, the Presi dent received the Chicago and All Amer ica baseball clubs. The reception was very brief. THE PRESIDENT WANTS COMFORT. It is reported that the President con templates taking the whole south front of the first floor of the State Department building for executive offices, and estab lishing his routine cilice hours thure. Such a plan would give the President a privilege which the humblest of tbe Government have, but which the Chief Executive does not possess—that is, the right to enjoy his own home. The clerks in some ot the smallest di visions of the State Department have more room and more conveniences than the clerks at the Executive Mansion. Soon after leaving the wharf, the gen tlemen of the party ascended to the pilot house and spent most of the time there un til noon when Mount Vernon was reached. The boat proceeded down the river as far as Budd's ferry, thirty-two miles from Washington. Here the boat was slowed down and luncheon was served. The Holly then turned up steam, and at half putt five the party were at the wharf, and, half an hour later, the Presi dent was again at the White House. The trip was keenly enjoyed. ATTEMPTED OFFICIAL EXCUSE. Naval Constructor Highborn, Acting Chief of the Construction Bureau, does not credit the report that the ti-es of the Trenton were extinguished by floods that came through the hawse-pipes. He says these pipes were placed on the berth deck to allow the heavy forward gun to be worked. Thr effect was to make the vessel ride at anchor more easily than if they had been placed on the upper deck. In a heavy ,jsea water wonld come through them, and complaint had been made that they kept the deck wet. Still they had been furnished with rubber packer bucklers which, ii applied, would make the pipes nearly water-tight, and Captain Highborn says it is entirely incredible that enough water should have come through to extinguish the fires. Un doubtedly the cause of the wrock was in sufficient engine-power. The English bhip Calliope, which escaped by a bare margin of half a knot an hour to windward, has 3,000-horse power to 2,700 tons displacement. The frenton has 3,100-horse-power, but a tonnage of 3,900. COMMANDER BOOK'S COURT MARTIAL. The court martial convened to try Lieutenant-Commander Book on the charge of absence from duty without leave, met to-day. Commodoro John 0. Walker, Chief of the Bureau of Naviga tion, and Governor Swiceford, of Alaska, were examined. Commodore Walker testified that Lieutenant Book did not leave the Pinta with the permission of the Navy Depart ment. The accused said to him that he left the ship on his own responsibility, and had gone to Washington to secure certain repairs needed. For the defense, Governor Swineford, of Alaßka, testified that he had requested a passage in the Pinta to one of the islands where a dis turbance existed, and had been informed that the vessel was unfit for service. The people of Sitka were anxious that the vessel should be put in good condition, as it was feared that they would be the first to Buffer in case of trouble with Ger many. an apache APPELLANT. The Supreme Court to-day decided favorably upon the application of Gon Shayee for a writ of habeas corpus. Gon Sh-ayee is an Apache Indian, convicted of the murder of another Indian in the United States District of Arizona, and sentenced to be hanged. It was con tended that the offense was committed against the laws of the Territory, and should have been tried under those laws by the Territorial Court. The Supreme Court grants the writ prayed for. The same order was made in the case of Cap tain Jack, the Indian whose case is sub stantially the same as that just de scribed, and who was sentenced 10 thirty years' imprisonment in the Ohio peni tentiary. INDIAN CONCESSION COMMISSIONERS. George D. Robinson, of Massachusetts, J. Otis Humphrey, of Illinois, and Alfred M. Wilson, of Arkansas, mem bers of the Commission recently ap pointed by the President to negotiate wi'.h the Cherokee and other Indian tribes in Indian Territory, for the con cession of certain lands under the act of March 2, 1889, met to day and received their commissions. The written instru ments are elaborate and contain a com plete history of the (ioverntnent's treaty relations with these Indians from the earliest times. IN MEMORY OF MATTHEWS. Attorney-General Miller to-day pre sented the Supreme Court;the resolutions adopted the meeting of the bar of April 6tb, to take upon the death of Hon. Stan ley Matthews. The resolutions were or dered spread uoon the court records. The Attorney-General then delivered a long eulogy on the deceased, to which Chief Justice Miller responded. WOOL CLASSED AS WASTE. Assistant • Secretary Tichenor to-day gave a hearing to O. W. Patten, of Phil adelphia, and R. D. Jackson, of New York, in favor of a modification of the present classification of wool waste so as to permit its entry at 10 cents per pound as waste. It is now classified as scoured wool, on which the duty is much higher. CONTBACT AWARDED. The Secretary of the Interior to-day awarded the contract for the erection of the Indian Industrial School building at Banta Fe, N. M., to A. M. McKenzie for $27,099. A consul's decease. The Department of State has received a cable dispatch, announcing tbe death, to-day, of United States Consul Dittior, at Breslau. He was appointed in 1878. ANOTHER ADMIRAL GONE. Rear Admiral William Rodgers Taylor died last evening from a complication of diseases. Boosters In n Quandary. Indianapolis, April 15.—A suit to tett the constitutionality of the act of the late Legislature authorizing a loan of $700,000, was decided to-day in tbe Cir cuit Court. Ex-Judge Howlaud, in a brief opinion, held that the act was un constitutional. The case will be imme diately taken to the Supreme Court, and, if that tribunal holds the law uncon stitutional, the State finances will be seriously embarrassed, and it may be come necessary to call an extra session of the Legislature to provide the necessary funds for carrying on the public institu tions. THE WORK OF A FLASH. The Damafs Done to a Home by a Thunderbolt. Findlay, 0., April 15. —The family of C. H. Perkins, living in Jackson town ship in this county, had a remarkable experience during the thunder-storm of yesterday. A bolt of lightning struck tbe family residence, tearing away the tin roof with the cornice, and then de scended by a pipe to the kitchen. Here it knocked down the furniture and threw a dog, which was sleeping by the stove, so violently against the stone wall of the apartment that it was killed. The eervantgirl, who was stand ing by the stove, was. stunned and shocked so severely that she is net ex pected to recover. Mrs. Perkins and babe, who wore also in the room, escaped without injury. In front of the house was the hired man with a team of horses. The team ran away, throwing the man from the wagon and severely injuring him. Perkins was out in the garden when the bolt (-truck the house. He was so severely stunned that he did not re cover consciousness for an hour. The house caught fire from the overturned stove, but the heavy rain soon ex tinguished the flames before much dam age was done. A BRACE OF SUICIDES. Tin- One Caused by Speculation, the Other by Spiritualism. Minneapolis, April 16. —Charles F. Hatch, President ot the Wisconsin, Min nesota and Pacific Railway, committed suicide this morning in his office by shooting himself in tbe mouth. His friends deny the rumor that he lost heavily in wheat. The suicide is inex plicable. P. F. Lockwood. a well known real estate dealer aod capitalist of Minneapo lis, committed suicide last night by poi son upon his own cemetery lot. He was j 05 years old. His attorneys believe that the deed was caused by Lockwood's peculiar ideas of a spiritual existence hereafter. NAEOHI'Y IHBB. miDDEETON. She Eeft Canada for California wlthaltay Bank Clerk. Ottawa, Ont., April 15.—Henry Mid dleton is free to marry again, his bill for divorce having passed in the Senate to day. The bill was prf pired a year ago' but it did not come on lor hearing uutil the present time. The respondent did not offer any defense. She is said to be in California with Mr. Hamilton, a bank clerk. Mr. Middleton is a nephew of General Sir Frederick Middleton. An American "flipper." Mobile, Ala., April 15 —Captain Jones of the schooner Arthur arrived to-day from the Bay Islands and reports that at Ruatan, last month, Rev. Henry Hobson, his wife und her companion.ayoung girl, all natives of Jamaica, were murdered by Joseph ISures. Bures discovering that Mrs. Hobson had money, entered the house at night and cut the throats of all tbe three. He robbed them of what money and valuables they possessed. Next day Bures was arrested and made a confession of his guilt. The Captain says that the butchery of the three per sons and the mutilated bodies of both women bore a strong resemblance to the murders committed by the Whitechapsl murderer in England. An Improved Steel Process. Troy, N.Y., April 15.—The Troy Steel and Iron Company has completed the experiment of making soft steel under a process invented by O. W. Btldt, Chief Chemist for Washburn & Mocn, of Worcester, Mass. The experiment was a success. This quality of steel hae heretofore been imported from Germany. The question of the cost of manufacture is to be determined, to ascertain if the steel can ba made here to compete with the imported article. The Father of "The Elks." DENVER, April 15.—Hon. Alien O'Mey ers, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, ariived in the city yesterday on hia way to Lead ville, Colo., for the purpose of disinter ring the remains of the late Charles Viv ian, who was once one of the best come dians on tbe stage, and founded the or der of the Elks in tins country. He died at Load villa several months ago of consumption. O'Meyers leaves here to morrow and will remove the remains to Boston. The Ureat Jap Wrestler. New York, April 15.—Matsada Sora kichi, the Police Gazette champion wrestler, leaves here this evening for San Francisco, where he vill join Jimmy Faulkner, the famous English middle weight catch-ae-cach-can. Tho two athletes have engagements on tbe Pacific Slope which will take up their time for fully three months. The first act of the Jap on reaching San Francisco will be to challenge Acton to wrestle for $1,000 a side. Another "rimes" at Fault. Chicago, April 15—One of the latest official acts of Mayor Roach, whose term expired to-night, was the re-instatement of Captain Michael J. Scbaack, of tne North Side police, who was suspended some weeks ago, on the strength of charges made by the Timen to the effect that he was leagued wittt Inspector Bon field and Detective Lowenstein in varioue i crooked transactions. Railroad snowing-. New Yohk, April 15 —The annual re port of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Road far 1HS8 shows the net reve nue, $7,778,551; disbursements for in terest, dividends and accounts charged off, $9,553,833; deficit, $1,845,284. Ouuiout Asratn at Work. Duck Lake. W. T., April 15. —Gabriel Dumont, late leader in the Riel rebellion, arrived here and is addressing meetings of half-breeds, urging them to press their grievances upon the Dominion govern ment. The Agreement Clinched. New York, April 15.— Representatives of John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain met to-day and made the rest of the de posit for a fight, selecting Allen 11. Cridge finil stakeholder. A Pilot Host tllvcn Up. Philadelphia, April 15.—The pilot boat Enoch Turley haa been given up fcr lost, having been ten days out. Five pilots and a crew of six were on board. Tlic Thermometer Kast. Chicago, April 15.—Temperature in New York, 44; Chicago. 38: Bt. Paul, 36; Winnipeg, 46; New Orleans, 64. "ASKING FOR MORE." General Adam Badeau Must Want the Earth. SAT ON BY THE SUPBEME COURT. Uncle Sam Does Not Allow a Double Salary to a Soldier When He is a Diplomat. I Associated Press DlsDatenes to tbe Herald. I Washington, April 15. —An opinion was rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States to-day in the care of Adam Badeau, appellant, vs. the United States. This was a suit brought by lUdeau in the Court of Claims for pay as a retired Captain in the army from April 28, 1870, to September 10, 1831, dur ing which time he was Consul-General to London; and from' November 25* 1882, up to the date of the filing of the suit, duiing which he was Consul-General at Ravenna. The United States filed a counterclaim, staling that Badeau wbb indebted to the United States for money erroneously paid him as an army officer for portions of the period from December 31. 18C9, to October 31, 1881. The Court of Claims, by a divided couit, dismissed both claim's. The Supreme Court holds that General Badeau, while drawing a salary as Consul-General, was expressly in hibited from receiving any additional compensation for discharging the duties of any other office. It is true, the Court says, that it has been decided that a person holding: two offices of employment under the Government, when the services rendered, or which might be required of him, were not incompatible, is not precluded from receiving tbe salary or compensa tion of both, but the Treasury Depart ment did not apparently regard this case as falling within that exception, and the Court agrees with that conclusion. It is held, though, under the act of 1876, that certain army officers may hold dip lomatic or consular appointments with out being held to thereby re sign their places in the army. This does not entitle them to pay as army officers when they are absent from their country in discharge of continuous official duties, consistent with subjection to military rules. Such officers, though they may still be borne on the retired list, cannot receive double compensation. The court also refuses to disturb the judgment of the Court of Claims adverse to the counter claim of the United States. If be was not an officer in law, he was serving as such in faith, and no reason is seen why he sould be required to return what was paid him while he was dis charging his duty as an army officer. The opinion is by Chief Justice Fuller. Prculdent Diaz ou Mexican Hi lire. City ov Meaico, April 15. —President Diaz, in a message to Congress, says: "The mining industry continues in full development, and the good effects of the law in regard to concessions of mining zones are visible in a number of con tracts made in accordanca with its pre scriptions. Their number is 155, of which nine have been declared forfeited. The contracts now iv force promise in vestment of more than $40,000,000. The cultivation of the vine and the breeding of the silkworm continues to occuDy the attention of our industrial class. Day by day we may note the progress of these two industries, which are destined, at no distant date, to exercise a remarkable in fluence on the productive power of Mexi co. The Executive is giving all the aid in its power to this movement." Manitoba Prairie Fire*. Winnipeg, April 15.---The Manitoba farmers have suffered very severely by prairie fires. Immense damage has been done. At Capital City, near the Dakota boundary, yesterday, a prairie fire was seen approaching. One hun dred and fifty men saved the town after four hours' hard fight. Dense volumes of smoke have been hanging over that dis trict for several days. Rain commenced falling to-day. The Panamu Canal's forlorn Hope. Paris, April 15. —The liquidators of the Panama Canal Company have informed the shareholders of that concern that they believe that a re-issue of tbe unsold lottery bonds of tbe company, under par, would realize 12,500,000 francs and save the canal, but that the government is re luctant to propose such a measure, fear ing that the Parliament would not con sent to its adoption. London, April 15.—Patrick Malloy, who was summoned for the Timet be fore the Parnell Commission, but, who, upon examination, gave evidence at variance on the witness stand, and, who was placed on trial on the charge that ho perjured himself during the examina tion, was convicted to-day, bis sentence being six months' imprisonment at hard labor. Stealing; Jewelry Montreal, April 15. —Harry Phillips, late manager for John L. Sullivan, has been arrested on a charge of helping Andy Maloney to steal $14,000 worth of jewelry from Van Reinholtz, an agent for P. L. Ellis & Co. Jewelers of Toronto. Van Reinholtz is said to be in New York. He is wanted in connection with tbe affair. lioulansrer's Cause noomlnsr. Paris, April 15. —The elections for members of the local councils were held throughout France to-day, and the Bon langistß seized the occasion to demon strate the strength of their leader. At Charenton General Boulanger headed the poll with 2,457 votes, and at Sainte Foy he received 1,239 votes. His Hollness's Health. Rome, April 15.—The Pope blessed the Palms in the Chapel of the Vatican yesterday. To-day he was slightly in disposed and was unable to give the Household Easter communion. It is expected that his Holiness will officiate at the service in the Pauline Chapel on Thuisday. Coal Handlers' Strike. I Cleveland, April 15.-Coal handlers, who last year were paid 14 cents per ton, demanded 16 cents this year, while em ployers reduced the price to 12 cents, ihey struck, and this morning, with sticks arid stones, drove the new men from all the docks, causing complete suspension of business. Piety In the Kaiser. Berlin, April 15.—Emperor William to-day went on board tbe war ship Alex andrine, which ia to relieve the coverette Sophie at Samoa, and Bailed down the harbor to Wangeroog. Upon leaving the vessel, he commended the ship's com pany to the protection of the Almighty.