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No papers will be ient to subscribers by mail aniens the same have been paid for in advance. This >-ule Is in flexible. Aybbs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT —Owing to ear greatly increased facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of job work in a supanor manner. Special attention will be frtven to commercial and legal printing, and all orders win be promptly filled at moderate rates. WEOKESOAV, APBIL IT, 1889. Thk only charge contained in the reso lutions of the Council "firing" Major Fnrrey is that his course had been criti cized. The heinousness of such a charge is something appalling, and if M»jor Fnrrey was really guilty of it, the Coun cil fell short of inflicting a just punish ment in merely cashiering him. They should have hanged, drawn and quart ered him. Coi scii.man Shafeb's reason for the removal of Major Furrey will strike everybody as being unanswerable and conclusive. "Whilst our action," says this model exponent, of justice, "may cast a stigma upon a business man, [Major Furrey,] yet he has only received •tit for tat.'" There's fair play and statesmanship for you! Condemn a man without cause, and justify it because it is only giving him "tit for tat." Col. John P. Jackson, the Washing ton telegrams say, has been selected by tbe President for Assistant Treasurer of the United States at San Francisco. This is a deserved appointment. Though a determined Republican, the Colonel has many redeeming traits, amongst them being marked ability, courtesy to political opponents, and a frank and genial temperament. As editor of the San Francisco Post, and afterwards of the Wasp, Colonel Jackson has demon strated himeelf to be a man of maik and parts. __________ The arrival in Los Angeles yesterday of a detachment of one hundred and twenty-five men of the corps d'elite of the City of Mexico is a strong indication that tbe United States, instead of start ing oat to cocq'ier the land of the Monte zuma, is in danger of being gobbled up itself. We suggest to our esteemed con temporary, the Tribune, that it has put the cart before the horse. The tempo rary and undeserved prooiirence of the Bemoan question will disappear when it is learned in Washington that this mighty movement of troops has taken place. We are evidently on the eve of great events, and blood appears nightly on the face of the moon. A San Diego paper, speaking cf the objections made by certain prudes of that city to the recitation of " 'Ostler Joe" by a youDg lady of that city, opines that, in order to suit the ineffably modest class of Eve's daughters which is largely represented in San Diego, the story of Mary Magdalen, in the Revised Version cf the New Testa ment, must have been modified. Our contemporary shares a very common misapprehension in regard to the char acter of Magdalen. There is not in the whole of the Gospel narra tive the slightest indication that she was an abandoned woman of the class that is relegated by modern re formers to thoee institutions which are roost inappropriately called "Magdalen Asylums." We are, indeed, told that she was possessed of seven devils, but it is generally agreed that demoniac pos session, in scriptural times, meant simply a form of insanity. There is, conse quently, no necessity for such modifica tion of the story as our contemporary suggests, even if an "unco quid" matron of San Diego should have the expurgat ing thereof. Bxrr sugar is about to have a boom in this Btate. A company has just been incorporated in San Francisco to estab lish refineries at all points where the an par beet can be successfully grown. The men at the head of this entei prise sxe in earnest, and look forward to an output from their refineries of from fifty to sixty thousand tons of sugar per an num. They incorporate with a capital of five million dollars, Claus and John D. Epreckels taking one-half the stock. Such solid men as Louis Sloss, F. Khrman snd A. L. Cutts are in the directory. This movement will give i'OS Angeles a chance to tally develop her sugar-beet in dustry. There is no doubt that we can produce ss fine a sugar beet in this coanty as can be produced anywhere in ths world. This was shown in 1880, when Remi Njdeau planted out an ex tensive field of that vegetable on his two thoasand-acre ranch at Florence. By the ignorance of a pretender much of the syrup produced from his beets was spoiled in the process of refining. But large quantities of them were shipped to the refinery at Alvarado with a resultant sugar extraction some twenty-five per cent greater than had been obtained from northern beets. With this well ascer tained fact, there will be no difficulty in muring for our county one or more refineries, if the farmers will only supply the quantity of bests required. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HBRALD: WEDNESDAY MOiiNING. APRIL 17, 1889. A Very Demoralizing State of Things. The City Government of i.os Angeies seem just now to be tied up ia a very peculiar way. Tbe new Council, evi dently doubtful ot their powers, and in timidated by the proceedings at present pending before the Supreme Court, have applied themselves to running the Board of Police < , on)mis»ionerß, and initiated their action by "firing" Major Furrey in a very unusual and unfair manner, on general allegations which had not been communicated to the member incul pated. The ci'trly uniform sentiment of the people of Los Angeles is that the deposed Commissioner had the right to be Berved with notice of the charges made against him, and to be confronted by his accusers. That official announces it to bo his purpose to test the question as to whether he has been legally re moved, and we are thus confronted with the possibility that we may have two, bodies claiming to be the Roard of Police Commissioners. The right of the Council to remove any official appointed by them under the new Charter is largely con ceded, but the manner of exercising this right is almost universally condemned. Meanwhile, and quite naturally, every thing tends to a demoralization of the force itself, whose efficiency is of the first importance to the people of Los An geles. If the matter were not unusually serious there is a comic element in the situation calculated to provoke hilarity. When the first assignments were made on tbe Police force, as the outcame of a new and reform administration, there was a universal cry of derision. Public sentiment was so unmistakably aroused as to some of the names selected that the Commissioners started in to revise the list. They undoubtedly amended it very materially, but did it through the medium of medical exam inations. Tne persons marked for decapitation were made to fail in these examinations. As a general thing the objactionible members of the force were very robust fellows, while some of those who supplanted them, though possessing excellent charactsrs, could not run half a block for their lives. The medical examiner had his cue, however, and he carried out the comedy to perfection. The men who were desig nated as the ones to be "fired," even though they could pose as the Farnese Hercules, were repotted as physically incompetent, while in some cases men loaded up with neuralgia and rheuma tism, and perhaps cerebro-spinal-menin gitis, passed with tbe ease with which one slides off an orange peel. The community had scarcely got over its loud guffaw at this neat piece of finesse when the present embroglio sprung up. The question on every lip is, bow aud when will it end? Meanwhile, what can be expected of a force which is being made the subject of such remarkable ex peiiments? Some of the new offi cers havo very sensibly neglected to provide themselveß with uniforms, not knowing when they will be compelled to walk the plank. It would be hard to imagine anything more calculated to de moralise the bBBt force in the world. There is a general impression that Chief Burns will not be disturbed for the pres ent, but as to the force at large, not a man, scarcely, fuels that his official head is safe upon his shoulders for a week ahead. Anything more entirely calcu lated to destroy discipline and a proper esprit de corps it would be hard to con ceive. With all the invectives directed against It, the Los Angele3 police force has been an efficient and reliable body of men, and it is hard that its members should be made the victims of reform in our municipal politics. A bad beginning very rarely makes a good ending. Tne cross purposes and dissensions thus early developed are not likely to be transmuted into harmony very soon. Ttiere is no wand of the magician available for that purpose that we can discern, and quite evidently tbe end is not yet. But we have the blessed consciousnes that we have got reform. The Mainero and How to Treat it. An Eastern paper his tbe following on the grape disease which has been giving growers on that side of the continent as much trouble as it does ours on the Pa cific Coaßt: Ex-President Pearson gives in the Philadelphia Press an extended resume of his experiments the past season with tbe various formulas of copper mixture for diseases of the vine. He concludes that bis experiments fully demonstrate the efficacy of the Bordeaux mixture as o preventative of black-rot if applied e»r)y and often. He made the applica tions May 29th, June 4th and 21st, July 21 and lith. and August Bth. The mix ture he used was as follows: 6 lbs. of powdered sulphate of copper dissolved in 4 gallons of hot water. In another vessel slack 4 lbs. of new lime in 2 gal lons of water, mix the two solutions and dilute with water to make 22 gallons of liquid. The resultant solution is a whit ish liquid similar to the milk of lime. The Eureka spraying machine which he uses is adapted to deliver this mixture without clogging, and a man with this machine can treat five acres per day. In bad sea sons he thinks the spraying should be done every three weeks, commencing before the vines open their buds in the spring. He thinks on an average forty five gallons of this mixture is about enough for one treatment of an acre of vines, and the cost of treating an acre in an ordinary season is about two dollars. The fruit on the row treated with the Bor deaux mixture weighed eighty pounds, while on the untreated row it weighed two pounds. All the various mixtures tried showed beneficial results, but none compared with tbe above in efficacy. He says no fear may be entertained among timid ones that any poison lurks among the grapes, resultant from this treatment. French authorities assure ns that chemical analysis of the grapes does not discover a trace of copper in the product of the sulphated fruit. It seems from the above that we at last have deliverance from the most formida ble scourge attending grape growing. Hurry up with those sprayers, Colonel! We are getting impatient.—[Orchard and Garden. It will be seen that this black disease is bo new thing in grape-growing. It is called maUiero in Italian, where it has troubled vignerons for many years. It is well known in France, as appears from tbe fact that the remedy given above takes its name from the French city rhere it was first used. It is about tbe same as the compound being used now in this section. Our growers have been applying the stuff to the vines for the past two months. In the above it looks as if in the East it was used gener ally in the Bummer. Why cannot the people of Los Angeles have a Washington Inauguration Cen tennial of their own? The 30th of April will be a great national holiday all over the country. We have all an ejual interest with New York in the great historical event td be com memorated. That event in reality marks the successful beginning of tbe United States as a civic power; and, although Los Angeles cannot boast, like New York, of having been the scene of any of the acts of the Revolution, yet as an important portion of the great country that has sprung from that event, we feet that we should not let the Centennial pass without some public demonstration. We have a number of fine military companies that would be delighted to parade; we have numbers of civic societies that would be willing to turn out; we have a Fire Department that yields to no other body of men in the conntry for presentability, patriotism and public spirit. With such material for a demonstration there ought to be no difficulty in getting up a Los Angeleß celebration that would be a credit atd a delight. We would suggest that the Lob Angeles Historical Society take the in itiative. If they will, the rest will follow. We published an offer in yesterday's Herald that had been presented to the Trustees of the State Reform School trom the Providencia Land and Water Company, which, for thoroughbred gen erosity, was certainly the most conspicu ous of any that waß made. The com pany offered to give to the State as a site for the school eighty acres of land just back of Burbank. with the right attaching of a flow of eight inches of water. When the value of tbe land is taken into con sideration, together with the location of the site, witbin five miles of Los An geles, and the liberal guarantee of water, we have no hesitation in saying that the offer was a princely one, and rerbcts the highest credit on the Provi dencia people for generosity and public spirit. Whilst we are not prepared to say that Whitter was not the better selection for the special purpose on account of its more retired situation, yet we cannot forbear publicly attesting our appreciation of tbe handsome proposi tion made by the Providencia Land and Water Company. The law passed by the last Legislature of New York requiring the telegraph and electric companies to run their wires underground is not going to prove c, vain statute, as the work of demolishing the poles in New York city was commenced yesterday under the order of the Mayor, The companies bad sued out an injunc tion, and the Court, after a hearing, dis solved it. Some of tbe New York papers said that the law could not be enforced, as the great corporations were too strong to be brought to terms. The event would seem to indicate that there is still some authority left which even tbe great monopolies must obey. If the wires can be worked underground in New York, they can be operated the same way in other cities. Telegraph poleß have come to be as much of a nuisance in the streets of Los Angeleß as elsewhere, and if the new departure ia a success in New York, it will be followed up in this and all other cities. The Ladies' Flower Festival this year will not be behind any of its predeces sors. Indeed, it will surpass them all in the variety and abundance of the floral displays that will render tho Pavil ion a thing of surpassing beauty and attractiveness. The great hall opened last night with a scene of fairy loveli ness, and Titania, with her train, might have reveled in fljral banks as rich and fragrant as ever made the gardens of Gul or the parterres of Ispahan classic with the desciptive poets. Elsewhere will be found a detailed account of the beauties of the exhibition. The season has been exceptionally favorable for a successful display of the wealth and variety of Los Angeles in flowers; and the visitors will have a fine opportunity to apprecia c the labors of the ladies who have exhibited so much enemy and good taste in embel lishing the Pavilion. There are some very substantial and enterprising men in the directory of the company incorporated to hand a railroad from this city to Hueneme. ia Ventura county. Hou. Thomas R. Bard is a host of himself, and his name is an as surance that the project will be carried out. Our own Dan McFarland is not to be discounted when it comes to energy and ability, and he will be found as capable of bringing a seventy-mile railroad to success ful fruition as he has shown him self to be iv running oil-pipe lines from Sespe to the sea. The completion of this projected road will be of considerable commercial advantage to Los Angeles. It will bring our city into direct commu nication with a section of rich country which has heretofore been isolated from us. A Practical Illustration : Angelina— "Do you love me, Edwin ?" Edwin—"l would go through fire for you." The old man (entering suddenly)—" All right, my boy ; that's just what you'll go through right now." (Fires him.)— [Xerre Haute Express. A Good Case.—"There is no doubt then," said Mr. Potts, "of Mrs. Blake securing her divorce?" "None in the least," said Mrs. Potts. "Her lawyer as sures her that she has an excellent case." Mr. Potts—"And pray what evidence has she?" Mrs. Potts —"A telegram which Mr: Blake filed at 8 p. m. saving he had missed the midnight train. The operator didn't understand."—[Philadelphia In quirer. FROM WASHINGTON. Apportionment of a Number of Postoffices. LJEUTEN ANT-COMMANDER BOOK. His Reason for Taking French Leave of Alaska—Pauper Immigrants Sent Home. [Associated Press Dispatches to tho Hbbald. 1 Washington, April 1(3. —The President to-day appointed a namher of postmas ters, among whom were the following: James A. Sexton, Chicago; Harry E. Housman, Missoula, Mont., and John Mitchell, Oceanside.Cul. Tho following appointments were also made to-day: William P. Hepburn, of lowa, Solicitor of the Treasury; William H. Whiteman, of New Mexico, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Mexico. A NAVAL OFFICER BROUGHT TO BOOK. The first witness to-day before the court-martial trying Lieutenaut Com mander Book, for quitting his vessel, tbe Pinta, in Alaska, without leave, was Max Pratt, Collector of the Port of Sitka. Ha testified that the service of a man-of war was needed in Alaskan waters. The accused then took the stand and testified that the Pinta was fool, and her after boiler disabled. His predecessor had written, as he did, to the Department re questing permission to make repairs, but no answer had been received. The case will probably close to-morrow. TOO MUCH MAIL MATTKfI. Commissioner Tanner, of the Pension Bureau, received during the first week in the present month, 00,871 letters and other pieces of mail matter pertaining to the business of his office, and, la9t week, he received 09,000 pieces. The Com missioner desires this fact made public as a general explanation of the delays in answeriDg correspondence. DESTITUTE IMMIGRANTS SENT BACK. Secretary Windom to-day authorized the Commissioners cf Emigration at Philadelphia to expend $30 out of the emigrant fund in returning to their homes, in Ireland, two families who re cently arrived in this country, and who are in destitute circumstances. In one case the wife was deserted by her hus band, and in the other a mother was de serted by her son. REAL ESTATK TRANSFERS. Washington, April 10 — Mrs.Letitia G. Chandler, widow of the late Senator Zich Chandler, has bought for about $04,000 from John F. Cook, a colored man, formerly collector of taxes here, the ground on the northwest corner of .Sixteenth and X streets. Tne lot is on the corner of two of the moat fashionable streets of the city. A deed was placed on record to-day transferring the residence of ex-Secre tary Fairchild to Mrs. Hearst, wife of the California Senator, for $50,000. don't want it. Gov. Robinson, of Massachusetts, has declined an appointment on the Indian Commission. EMANCIPATION DAY. Emancipation Day is being oelebratad by the colored people of the District of Columbia by a parade of military and civic societies. general sieqei. resigns. The resignation of General Franz Siegel, as Pension Agent at New York city, was received by Commissioner Tanner to-day. For some time past tho Commissioner had several special ex aminers detailed from here to investigate the affairs of the New York agency. On Saturday last, Commissioner Tanner was in Brooklyn, where General Siegel called upon him. The Commis sioner had received the report of the Special Examiners, and General Siegel called to ask him whether there was anything in the special rep >rt which in any way reflected upon hiti integrity. Commissioner Tanner informed him that there was absolutely nothiDg reflecting upon hie integrity. General Siegel then itiformed the Commissioner that he was desirous of retiring from official life, and would forward his resignation. NO ALIENS NEED APPLY. The Secretary of the Treasury recently received a letter inquir ing whether the transfer by manu facturers from auy foreign country to tho United States of their plant, machinery, work peoplo, and interests, or any portion thereof, with a view to permanent settle ment, would in any way conflict with the statutes re'ating to alien contract labor, and alsowhe her such of their machinery as has been in use would be entitled to free entry. In respinse the Secretary called attention to tna provisions of Sec tion 1 of the act, approved February 20, 1885, which provides "that it shall be unlawful for any parson, company, partnership or corporation in any way whatever to pay transporta tion, or in any way assist or encourage importation or migration of any alien or aliens, any foreigner or foreigners, into the United States under contract or agreement, or parole, special, express or implied, made previous to the impor tation or migration of such alien, or aliens, ioreigner or foreigners to perform labor or service of any kind in the United States." The Secretary said that as no facts are stated whi.ih would ex empt the importation of the "work peo ple" referred to from tho provisions of the act, it would seem that their transfer in the manner proposed would be a vio lation of the law. In answer to the in quiry as to tbe free entry of the machin ery referred to, tbe Secretary said that there is no law under which such free entry can be authorized. THE PULOAS GRANT PATENTS. Senator Stewart and Representative Morrow called on Attorney-General Miller this morning in regard to the suits brought by the United Stites to set aside the patents to the Pulgas Grant and other patented land grants in California. After fully explaining the matter, the Attorney-General informed them that he would not allow the name of the United States to be used by volunteer attorneys, and would susDend the proceedings in all the cases. lie also informed the gen tlemen that he would make an order to find out whether the United States had any such interest in them as to render it necessary to continue the prosecution. This decision will affect about 30,000 people located at San Mateo, Redwood and other points along the grant. A VI«,»: Won AN. Sne Bites Her Haaband's Nose Off for Discovering Her Amours. Nkw York , April 16.—A World's Paris special says Mr. Ferry, tbe millionaire lumber man, of Tacoma, W. T., has been forced to resign his post as State Commissioner to the Paris Exhibition, in consequence of the great scandal caused by bis wife's conduct. On his discovery of her intimacy with a young salesman, she not only fractured his linger, but bit his nose oil in bar fury. She was conveyed to the women's prison. She succeeded in effecting her escape, and disappeared from the scene. The Roomers' Prog-res*. Kansas City, April 10.—A Journal's Caldwell, Kan., special says: Captain Woodson to-day stated that he would take up bis march to the north boundary of Oklahoma on Friday, the 19th. He will lead with his troops and, following, will come the boomers in their wagons. Captain Woodsen expotts that tbe jour ney will occupy three days, and he will hold the boomerß upon the border until noon of the 22d. Captain Hall, of tbe Fifth Cavalry, will assist in guarding the Cimarron. The town is full of boomers, and white-covered wagons are to bo seen everywhere. Their destination is Lis bon, the western land office. Arkansas City, Kas., April 10 —Two hundred and forty-eight prairie schooners went into camp here to-cay, and fully 500 persons arrived by the railroads, making an estimated crowd of 10,000 temporary sojourners. State colonies are being or ganized in the camps, tbe Illinois colony now having 1,200 members, and the Ohio and Missouri following in the order named, with from 800 members down to about 300. Permission was received here to day by Uniled States Oommißsioner Bonsell from the Department for all per sons going by wagon to break camp on the morning of the 18;h and take up their line of march through the Cherokee strip to the north line of the lands to be opened to settlement. All is quiet along the line, aud tiie commander of the trocpa, who was here to day, said that he a; pro bended no trouble or strife among the people. Kansas City, April 16. — A Caldwell, Kae., special cays that one of the boom ers who arrived frcm Colorado to-day, reports that from east of Colorado to this point, there is almost a continuous line of tbe wagons of the adventurers who had been contemplating supplying tbe wantß of the thirsty. They received a Bevere Bet back to-day on the receipt, by Captain Woodman, of the following telegram from Col. Wade, Commander at Fort Reno: "You will take all pre cautions to prevent the introduction of liquor into the Territory when the move ment of the settlers begins." Cutttn. Down the Poles. New York, April 16.—The work of cutting down the telegraph poles contin ued until nightfall to-day, and will be resumed again eariy to-morrow morning. The oDly poles left standing by the work men were those which hold the fire de partment wires. These will all be re moved by that departmeut thi9 week. The electric light, telegraph and tele phone people are helpless, and say that they can only grin and bear it. A part of tbe city waß in darkness as the result of the first day's work among the wire poles. Tbe only illumination to the great plazas was from lamps in the side street i where the circuits had not been cut off. Gas jets flickered along the road in Broadway, but in the cross streets where the poles had been cut there was absolute darkness early in the night, so that in 14th, 23rd and 2nd streets, pedestrians picked their way, lighted only by the diffused glare in the sky, cgainst which the housetops broke in dark and j.'gged lines. Fifih avenue was as dark as a country street, and few people were aßtir upon it. Late at night the moon rose, the dark streets were lighted, and many who, in the electric ligbt, seldom know if the moou is shining, to-night remarked that fact. A Kobbcr'a Escaped. Cheyenne, Wyo., April 10.—Two of the Sheriffs posse returned to-night from the chase of the robber who held up the cashier of Smith's bank at Grover yes terday morning, and successfully got away with a thousand dollars in cash, and stated that the officers were unable to capture their man. All trace of him was lott at Pine Bluff, where he dismounted and evidently took fright, and after rid ing a short distauce, left on the train and started north. That Oil monopoly. Chicago, April 16— It ia reported bero to-day tbat tbe Standard Oil Com pany had just completed ono of the big gest deals on record. For two years the company has been quietly securing property in Ohio, au l has now £7,000,000 invested there. The Standard will abandon the Pennsylvania fields for those of Ohio. The consunma'ion of the scheme means a revolution of tho oil business. A. mshoucHt Ag-ciir. Kansas City. April 16.—1t is reported here from Phillipsourg, Kan., that John VV. Lowe, agent for the Equitable Mort gage Company of this city and of other companies, has absconded, being a de faulter to the extent of $25,000. The manager of tbe Equitable here says that if his company loses anything, it will probably be less than $30,000. Fire Alar inn Sounded. New York, April 16.—An alarm of fire was sent out at 1:45 this morning, which was quickly followed by a second and third. All that is known is that it is a fire in the factory on the corner of Twelfth street and Ninth avenue. Iloulanarer's Trial a Fizzle. Berlin, April 16.—The North German Gazette says: "fhe Bsulanger trial is likely to have as paltry a result as the trial of the leaders of the Patriotic League." Nothing is known here about Lord Salisbury s reported intention to visit Borlin. Boucicauit 'lust "»'<tiiy I p." London, April 16.—The appeal of Dion Boucicauit from tbe order of the divorce court to enforce payment of the alimony granted to Agnes Robertson Boucicauit in 1888 baa been dismissed, and the court ordered the arrears of alimony paid. MUnianaßcrs Pronecnted. Paris, April 16—The Procureur-t Jen oral will conduct the prosecution of Sec retan, the manager of the Societe dee Metaux, and Lavaisserie, chairman of the concern, ou account of its financial troubles. A Ualllol man Arretted. London, April 16.—An Englishman named Harrison, a student of Balliol College, Oxford, has been arrested for supplying food to besieged tenants. He waß handcuffed immediately upon being taken into custody. Itnllway BIIU Approved. Ottawa, Ont.. April 16.—The bill respecting the incorporation of the Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway Company, and also respecting the Cana dian Pacific Railway Company, received the royal assent to-day. An American Warbler. Berlin, April 16 —Marie Van Zandt, th* American singer, gave a farewell performance in this city to-night. She met with a most enthusiastic reception, and was presented with ten splendid baskets of flowers. THE STEAMER DANMARK Her Former Captain Speaks Highly of Her. ONE OF THE STRONGEST SHIPS. A Theory that Her Crew and Pas sengers were Picked Up by a Sailing Vessel. [■• Mioctetea Pros* Dispatches to tho Hbbald. 1 Philadelphia, April 16. —Captain Smith, of the British steamer Laflandre, which arrived this afternoon from Antwerp, was the commander of the ill fated Danmark before her change of ownership, and was much concerned when be learned of the disaster which is said to havo overtaken her. Captain Smith, when questioned, said that the Danmark was a remarkably strong vessel. She was built in water-tight compartments, had water tanks from the bridge aft, and was extra braced with iron about her upper works. "In fact," ho added, "she was one of the strongest-built iron vessels I was ever in. I commanded her when she was sold, just previous to her last trip, and was her chief officer prior to that, and would not wish to sail in a better ship. Captain Smith said, further, that he had crossed very close to where the vessel was sighted. "if the boats were picked up," be contin ued, "by a sailing vessel, her proper course would be to stand for the Irish Channel. Of course no sailing ves sel would continue her voyage with such a crowd on board, unless tne port she was bound to was the most easily reach* J. It would take longer for the vessel to make the Azores than fetch the Irish coast from where the Danmark was seen, because the wind would be mostly ahead. The distance to the Fastnet Light would be about 1,100 miles, and with the winds we have had a sailing vessel ought to make it in about eighty days. HIM .. I OF A sTKIKG. The Franchise of a Street-Car Com pany Threatened. St. Paul, April 10.—Tbe street-car strike at St. Panl has readied the Legis lature and was acted upon by that body this afternoon, the City Railway Com pany being knocked out in the first round. This is the fourth day of the strike and uo attempt has been made to start cars or otherwise to accommodate the public. The Legislature prob ably, on this account, acted more prornptlv than it would otherwise havo done. The matter came up in the shape of a bill by WiHrich, which re peals the previous act validating tbe old ordinance giving the St. Paul City Rail way Company exclusive privileges on the streets of this city, and the bill was passed by a vote of 00 to 16. The effect tf this legislation, which will probably pass Uie Senate, is to throw open the matter of the exclusive right to the streets, cod leave the decision of that matter to the courts. Minneapolis, April 10. —The street-car tie-up continues. No attempt has been made to run cars since Friday. The Street Oar Strike. Minneapolis, April 16.—Six days have passed since tho atreet cars quit running in Minneapolis. Despite President Lowry's assurances to the contrary, no attempt was made to-day to take out the cars. As far as the public can see, the Car Company has not made any effort to furnish transportation to the public beyond the attempt of laßt Friday. The company claims to be anxious to move the cars, when the Mayor prom ises police protection. ll* will not prom ise this until the new officers sworn in aro better organized. Tbe opinion pre vails that the company has not succeeded iv obtaining anywhere enough men, hence the shop employees were informed this morning that ihey would be required to take out cars. They quit work shortly after 10 o'clock. All efforts to settle the tronble by arbitration seem to have been abandoned. Kansas City, April 16 —Fifty men from Western Kansas have started for Minneapolis to take the places of the s!reot-car strikers there. They went in response to an offer of $3 per day for "determined" men. A Hash shot Proves Fatal. Birmingham, Ala., April 16.—A special to the Age-lTerald from Warrier reports a sad tragedy at Iteed's Gap, near that place. Four young men called to see Miss Livingston. Her brother objected to one of the visitors, and went off and got hid pistol. When he entered the room he fired at the one who he supposed was the objectionable young man, but who turned out to be his sister. The ball struck her cheek and lodged at the base of the brain. The physician says she will die. Young Livingston is said to havo been drunk, and is still at large. A Kidnapper Sentenced. Chicago, April 10.—Mrs. Josie Gurley, on trial for kidnapping little Annie Red mond, was found guilty this afternoon. The varcict, a term of five years in the penitentiary, awaits tbe Gurley woman. Tbe child stolen was kept in hiding for nearly a year. No reason for the crime is given. John Redmond, father of the girl, who went daft when Annie disap peared, is still under medical treatment owing to the mystery of the case. A movement has been started for further and more rigid investigation. A Itefaultlng Treasurer Caught. Pittsburg, April 16.—A New Lisbon, Ohio, special says that New Lisbon's de faulting Treasurer was arrested last night, and soon afterwards his son-in-law furnished bail in tho sum of $1,000. The shortage is growing worse. Lodge re fused to offer any explanation ac to what has become of the missiug money or what be used it for. Lodge also ran a private bank, aud depositors are now showing up for various small sums held in trust. Raising the Kates. New York, April 16.—The World this morning says: The recent agreement between the competing cable companies to raise their tariffs is to be supple mented, on May Ist, by the raising of rates on all land messages over postal and united lines. The rates charged will b.l tbe same for the service as ex acted by the Western Union Company. Patents Uranted. Washington, April 16 —The following were granted patents to-day: Moore Thomas, W. Plainfield, N. V., assignor to T. A. Moore, Jr., Los Angeles, sleep ing car; John H. Pemberton, Los Ange les, ore concentrator. The Thermometer Bast. Chicago, April 16.—Temperature in New York, 44; Chicago,42; St. Paul, fiO; Winnipeg, 36; New Orleans, 58.