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No papers will bo sect to subscribers by mall unless the same have bean paid for in advance. This rule 1« (n1IOT<bl« >tsw A T.vwrw WEDNESDAY, APRIL. 24, 18 «■ A Travesty of Los Angeles County. Mr. Ward, the Secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, has jaet returned from San Francisco. While there he looked in at Ihe Loe Angeles exbihit at Uμ State Hoard of Trade, aDd his account of it ie certainly not encour raging. According to Mr. Ward, it is poor and raltrr. Certainly, if ;t is worth while to have a display at all, it should be a thorough one. The premier county ■cf the semi-tropic region of the United States cannot efferd either to be mierer resented or to be poorly represented. If ebe aj ppare at all, eke ought to show up handsomely. Strange to ray, eon?e of the poorest eouutes of the Bt*ie, in range of products, so far outshine Loe An gelas county that, as she ia now rep resented, it looks like a crime to u»vu her represented at all. The * arm Mi of oar indignation at her prefect exhibit is based upon the iact that it ie inadequate, to the point of imbecility, in management and showa a most pitiful paucity in display. This county onght to be royally repre sented in an exhibit which aime to challenge, in the principal city of the Pacific Coast, the attention of visitors from all qnarters of the United States and of tbe world. Our products em brace nearly every range of both the tropic, the atd the temperate xonee. At the New Orleans Exposition of HM the Los Angeles exhibit took the sweepstake piemium for apples, while Riverside toik th« sweepstake premium for orancet. These verdicts wtra wrung from indifferent and even hostile judges apkinet tbe wcild. If Duarte had been imbued with a competitive spirit, each as she should have bad, the snptenoacy of River* ide in the citrus Onus would have been questionable. But at all events, the sweepstake pro mi urn over the oranges of the widespread earth was nwerded to the limited citrus territory embraced in Loa Angeles and Sen Bernardino counties. The Lee Angeles wine and brandy ex hibit at tbe New Orleans Exposition was something to excite tbe pride of our citi zens. The most conspicuous thing in tbe distinctively United Slates exhibits at that famous gathering cf all countries and races was tbe booth of Mr. £. J. Bald win. Hie brandies and wines, in most attractive array, extorted the applause uf tbe visiting hundreds of thousands. Kant* Anita became there as much of a hootehold word for these Los Angeles specialties ac tbe Santa Anita stables have since become on all the race courses of the United States. When it comes, however, to figuring on U c exhibit of tbe State Board of Trade, now being held in the Grand UuU 1, at San Francisco, our people seem to have become paralyzed. Mr. Ward informs us that, instead of the royal wine *nd brandy exhibit of the Santa Anita and San Gabriel and Sunny Slope wineries, which one would naturally ex pect to see tbeie, there are only twenty five bottles of wine from the cellars of Mr. W. H. Workman. In addition, there are three email glass jars of walnuts, one photogreph of an orange orchard, six views cf loglowood, ten poor lemoDH, one box ot email dried prunes, one box of dried peaches, one box of raisins and one box of dried plains, and all small —all email to tbe point of nausee. This litfirarly travesty of Los Angeles County ii all that ap pears in an exhibition of Los An geles products which ie visited by quite five tinbdred people a dwy. Si rtiiy it ix high time that our people htniiiid be arcueed to the necessity of •ill «-r fe\ering themselves from any con nection with the State Beard of Trade, or u< bfirg tit inyly ri?| relented in its collec tion ! One or the other of the horns of a dilemma presents its point to the motu oMiiKC. H<rewe have the most opulent rfgion cf that section which i jnoet varku*!y endowed with itoesibili ties mid achieved realities of production, riiwring io a mott humiliatiDg iight. Killer withdraw the lxn Angeles ex hibits, (it make them commensurate with cur manifold wealth and production Tl h is the dictate both of pride and common geoso. W: wonder if the trav eling /-how in the Fast is regulated on the same principle. The Angelefio, who ia no< an m«, ought to know that the north ern and central counties are being j.Uir.l for mll tiiny are worth by rail meji and DfiwnpuptMe, *nd that the Kistfrnwr Ia heiJ)K eodnlously imbued ■ l. tin-idee that in both climate and |vim) action there in no difference between B'anbiiUH *od Eldorado and I.o« Ange fee and B*n Beruanlioo counti«a. It U high tinit) |>iat we should take nut act: M in tlm linejof vindicating this We should either withdraw fijcu participition in the State L'oard ex - retnforc* cr*dll*b)y our |»*rt of tit* ampin ; or, what ia »till better, and it man rel iahlr, «re ougt:t t<; <■ rganixe •*r .i*n MbiDiu, not ooly ia this SUt* | THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: WEDNESDAY MOitNING, APRIL 24. 1889. Tne Genesis of a New State. One hundred thousand people entered Oklahoma at noon yesterday, to take up land that would only go round to one- enth of that number. Contrary to ex- pectation, the great rush was made with out collisim and without bloodshed, as far as heard from at the present writing. A few of the first honest boomers, who cocscientiously waited till the time was up, seem to have secured claims. But as near as we can now make out, a great deal of shenanigan was practiced, and lawless men crossed the Strip and were on the forbidden ground in advance of those who honestly waited for the appointed time. The townsite business was manifestly a fraud. The people who got into Guthrie at fif teen minutes past noon found the lots nearly all occupied with tents. It is evi dent that fraud was practiced, for under horrest conditions the best part of three hundred and twenty acres of town lots could not have been occupied in fifteen minutes. Enough people were without doubt upon the ground before noon to grab tbe cream of the embryo town. This may be accounted for in several ways. Troops of speculators, "with gold-headed canes," as the dispatches announced, secured appointments as Deputy United States Marshals, and went there as offi cials, but in reality their object was to steal a march on the honest boomers. Then it is believed that the railway companies and their em ployes took advantage of their right to be there to gobble up lots before the legal time had expired. Thuß the honest seekers after homes and town lots were swindled out of their chances by unfair means. The President's proclamation opening the Territory was particular to declare tbat any one who surreptitiously entered Oklahoma before the hour of noon on the 22d, would forfeit his right to theland. It is needless to say that men who were there by official license had no right to take advantage of it to take up lands. The Courts will be very apt to vacate all entries made by these parties. The indig nation of the honest settlers, who have been swindled out of their chances to secure homes, will be very apt to give these entries the benefit of a very live ly contest. Of course, every man who got into Oklahoma, in advance, under false pretenses, stole the land he claims, and the class of people who honestly went there to get homes, and found themselves forestalled by the land sharks, will not rest quietly under so barefaced a bwindle. It would be a disgrace to the American Government if wholesale fraud is to triumph in the settling up of a new State. If the reports are to be credited, it will be the duty of the Government to proceed at once to strip those fraudulent boomers of their claimed rights. Noth- ing but heroic measures will serve to teach these conscienceless scoundrels that they cannot get away with propeity thuß impudently stolen. The rush of yesterday is the first step in the creation of a new State. The Government will be compelled to open the other Indian lands it has purchased to the hundreds of thousands of Ameri cans who want homes in that new Terri tory. The impetus that has been given to homeseekers by the Oklahoma boom, will be followed np by a rush all along the line to the territory still avail able for settlement. In a few months there will be enough people there to organize the new State of Oklahoma, and next winter we shall perhaps hear of that Territoiy knocking at the door of Congress for admission into the Union. Let it not be said that this last remnant of our imperial public domain has gone into the hands of fraud ulent grabbers, as the great bulk cf the nation's patrimony went into the hands of grasping coiporalions, through the fla grant corruption of our law-makers. Since the above was placed in type we have received dispatches reporting three or four claims collisions which re sulted seriously; but these fracases seem to have been exceptional. On the whole, the good order attending this unique affair was remarkable. There seems to be a decided disposi tion in certain quarters to dispute the award of the site of the new Reform School to Whittier. The contest is sought to be made on the ground that there is a provision in the act stating that if any of the Commissioners shall prove to be pecuniarily interested in the location selected, the award shall be void. Those who are disposed to raise this issue, claim that Mr. Hervey Lindley.one of the Commissioners, has large property interests in the town of Whittier. On the other hand, Mr. Lindley claims that he disposed of his Whittier real estate some time ago to his business associates. It will be a very difficult matter, 1 * under tha circumstances, to make this allegation stick. Mr. Lindley, besides, had tbe grace to avoid voting on the selection, which wonld still further complicate the problem. The gentlemen appointed by the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade to agitate for the erection of a per manent Exposition Building, effected an organization yesterday. It was decided to hold a mass meeting in furtherance of the project Monday evening, although the place has not yet been designated. All the indications point to the carrying out of a scheme that ought to have been consummated long ago. The sooner our people realize tbat they must blow their own bazoo, and that if they do not, it will not "be blowed," the better. The Tribune of yesterday, with its usual accuracy, refers to the telephone and telegraph wires of New York Cily as being cut down by the orders of Mayor Grace. Of course our esteemed contem porary is ignorant of the fact that one Hugh J. Grant, an honest Democrat, is Mayor of New York City, and that he was preceded in that office by one Abram 8. Hewitt, a c:ank Democrat, re tired. But this is about as near as that journal ever comes to a fact, Whether its date be near or remote. Ik the local columns of the Herald appears a card from Bey. Father Peer Verdagner, in rafereuce to a statement which appeared in yesterday's Express as to Scott's purported confession. Such confidences are held by all ministers of the Roman Cathoiic Church under the seal of inviolable confidence, and even in England, of late years, the courts re spect them. One of the latest sensa tional cases in that country was that in which no less celebrated a nixn than Monsignc r Capel figured—the Monsignor Capel who was the Catesby of Disraeli's novel, "Lothair." That noted ec clesiastic had received from a penitent some stolen property, with a request for its rettorotion to its rightful owner. The latter, net content with the recovery of his property, eudetvorei to force a dec laration of the name of the thief, em ploying the courts for that purpose, but ineffectually. There is no one point on which a Catholic priest is mere inflexible than in holding absolutely inviolable everything that passes in the confes sional. Our contemporary doubtless erred inadvertently; and, we presume, will cheerfully make the apology de manded by Father Peter. David McKtslat, the Hawaiian Con sul at San Francisco, is on the list for the appointment of Minister Resident from the United States at Hawaii. It is not a usual thing to send the accredited agent of a foreign government back to that government as the representative minister of tho United States. AYe re member that Anson Burlirgame waa sent from this country in 1860 as Am bassador and Minister-Plenipotentiary to China, and soon aftar that he returned to the United States with the blue button of a Mandarin as Envoy Extraordinary of the Emperor of China to Washington. In that case it was China that established the rule that the servant of one country can be re'urned as Minister to the country from which he had been origi nally accredited. If McKinlay receives the appointment to Hawaii, tbe Harri son administration will follow a conspic uous Chinese precedent. The telegrams yestsrday seem to be be unfavorable to the candidacy of Mr. H. Z. Osborne for Pubiic Printer. The Herald regrets this greatly, for, next to seeing a good Los Angeles Democrat in an important position at Washingt on, it would like te see a Los Angeles Repub lican of Osborne's manly and pleasant type. The telegram of the Associated Press to which wo refer has the more significance because of tbe following special, which recently appeared in the San Francisco Examiner: It begins to look as if California's much-boomed candidate for Public Printer, Editor Osborne of Los Angeles, had either gone to Washington too early or is staving there too late. Other Rich monda p.ra in the field, and one of them, Frank AY. Palmer of Chicago, has a tre mendous pull in that he is an old fellow member of Congress with Harrison, was long editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, was twice appointed Postmaster of Chi cago, and the last time was bounced by Mr. Cleveland for offensive partisanship. That he has a strong influence with the President cannot be denied. There are surface indications, too, tbat tbe Presi dent is not exactly pleased with KJitor Osborne'e early presence in Washington and persistent struggle to secure the cov eted place. We begin to fear that our esteemed co-worker in the field of useful ness had better be coming home. We presume, of course, that he would not accept the traditional article of "old clo\" It has been alleged that Mr. Palmer has declined to have his name mentioned in connection with the office, but later accounts do not sustain this statement. Whatever shall prove to be the issue of the contest, Mr. Osborne has made a plucky and determined fight, and he can come back to his newspaper and resume his honorable vocation with colors flying. The attitude taken by the editor of the Timet in the struggle has undoubtedly done much to handicap Mr. Osborne's chances. For some time past we have been treated to the unwonted spectacle of a division in the camp of the Chinese gam blers. It is a case of that house divided against itself which, the scriptures say, cannot stand. We learn that similar dis sensions will shortly appear in the Cau casian gambling fraternity. All these little matters will soon come to a head, and then they will admit of intelligent treatment in the columns of the Herald. Doom of tho Cottony Cnthlon scale. AYe have had a call from Albert Koebele, who has returned from his mission to Australia in quest of foes of the Icerya. Mr. Koebele brings grand news for those who have been beset by this worst of all scales. He found it hard to find specimens of Icerya in Australia because of its destruction by other in sects, and the beneficial insect which mutt be credited with the chief part of the good work is a small beetle of the ladybird family (eoccineUida), which in both the larval and perfect states eats the scale, and. as a larva, is especially hungry and persistant, as is common with insects. Mr. Koebele has brought a large quantity of these beetles to California, and will dis tribute them where the Icerya is found. Some which he sent on some time ago to Los Angeles are multiplying rapidly and are cleaning out the scales before them. The fly larva, which has been frequently mentioned and brought here some time ago, is also a scale-eater, but works slowly aa compared with the ladybird, which breeds continually through the year end spreads with marvellous ra pidity. We shall have further informa tion on this suDject at another time.— [Pacifies Kural Press. The above important information fully confirms many reports which have al ready reached here from Australia, sev eral of which have heretofore appeared in the Hkrald. The little enemy of the pest is multiplying at a rapid rate in the orange groves of the county, and the bug disappears before him in an astonishing manner. It is a pity that a hundred times more of the bug-eaters had not been introduced here some time ago. Had this been done, the cottony cushion scale had even now been a thing of the ' past. Great efforts should now be made and redoubled to procure a further and a very liberal supply of this little friend of the orange growers, in order that the pest ' may be speedily relegated to tbe limbo of - things lost from the earth. FROM WASHINGTON. Captain Armes Heard In His Own Behalf. HE MAKES OUT A GOOD CASE. Corporal Tanner Continues to Show a Very Soft Side to the Pen sion-Seekers. Awoctated Preaa DlKnetchoa to the Hk«ald. I Washington, April 23. —The opinion gains strength that Frank Palmer, of Illi nois, will be appointed Public Printer. CONSULAR LECTURE ON TAXATION. Charles Denby, United States Minister to China, in his report to the Department of Sta'e, says that the system of taxation in China presents some decided contrasts to the systems in other countries. Taxes outside of Peking are paid on arable land only, the tax vu-ying with the crop and the quality of the soil. Inside of the city of Peking, there is no tax on land, houses, or personal prop3rty. Goods brought through the city gates pay the "Lekin" tax, but are exempt from taxa tion afterwards. The only tax on land and houses in Peking is on the sale of real estate, tan pur cent being cha'ged on the price obtained for the property sold. There is also a tax resembling license fees. Out side of Pekin, Chinese subjects are lia ble to be called on to perform certain duties whenever the Emperor passes through their districts, but this duty m .y be avoided by the payment of a small tax. All moneys spent on the public ac count in Peking come from the Imperial Treasury, and the expenditure is not limited to the funds raise! by taxation within the city. The bulk of the people in Peking pay no taxes whatever. A man who o ,vns his house and lot and his implements of labor, enjoys his earnings without toll or deduction. The Minister closed with the following comment on Chinese taxation as con trasted with the system of taxation in the United States: "How different this condition is from that of our own cities, where, sometime!, 3 per cent, on a high valuation is exacted for public purposes. To the absence of taxation of tap body of the peeple may well be ascribed the permanence of the government, tbe tranquility and contentment of the Chinese race. The lesson of the taxa tion in China might be profitably studied by the civilized world. But in view of the National, State, county, township and city indebtedness, piled mountains high, the lesson must now be valueless to the United States." MORE OF "LOS" CBDED LANDS. The act under which the Sioux Com mission was yesterday appointed, is sim ilar in its general objects, provision and form to tbe act passod in the first session of the Fiftieth Congress which the In dians rejected, chiefly because of the un satisfactory price and terms offered them for Ihe lands to be ceded thereunder, (he points of difference, summarized aro as follows: Pine Ridgoreservation to bo extended east eighteen or twenty miles, and the Rosebud Reservation corres pondingly reduced on the west. The Findsrau Sioux, who may elect not to take allotments on the great Sioux Reser vation, are to be paid $125 per acre, in lieu of allotments, instead of fifty cents as previously provided. Tho quantity of land to be allotted to heads of families of the Sioux nation on their diminished reservation, is double the quantity previously provided. The allotments in severalty are not to be compulsory, except as to orphans, with out the consent of the majority of the male adults of the tribe. Every allottee is made a citizen of the United States and is given the benefit of, and made subject to, the laws of the State or Terri tory within which he resides. Heads of families who desire to take allotments on the ceded lands will recieve 320 acres, instead of 160, and the Poncas get double the quantity on their own reservation that they would have been entitled to under the former act. Horses (mares) are to be substituted for oxen, in the dis cretion of the Secretary ot the la terior in the distribution of the articles and things to be given to the allotees, and $50 in cash" is to be expended for their benefit. The Perma nent Fund is increased from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000, and, at the end of fifty years, the fund is to be expended for the benefit of the Indians, or distributed among them. Religious societies must pay $1.25 per acre for any land they want, instead of fifty cents. Ceded lands are to be sold to settlers at $1,25 for the first three years, at seventy-five cents for th > next two years, and at fifty cents for the next five years. Then the Government is to pay for tho remsinder at the rate of fifty cents an acre. The United States pays $1.25 per acre for lands reserved for school purposes, instead of fifty cents, as provided in the previons suits. The "Red Cloud" and "Leaf" bands are to be paid for the ponies taken from them in 1870. BRITISH COMMERCE LOOKINU UP. Consul General Waller, at London, in his report to the Department of State, says that there has bean a general re vival of the trade and commerce of the United Kingdom. The returns, he says, clearly show a decided improvement in both the volume and character, of the business done in 1888 over the previous year, and this increased prosperity, which promises to continue, is not con fined to any particular industry. It is apparently due to legitimate trade, and not to speculation. The improvement in business is especially notahle in the budding industry. POSTMASTERS APPOINTED. The President to-day appointed a num ber of Postmasters, among whom were the following: Edward Angel, Athaley, Idaho, and George H. Cook, Flagstaff, Arizona. A BANK AUTHORIZED. The Acting Comptroller of the Currency to-day authorized the Washington Nit- j tional Bank at Tacoma, W. T., to begin business with a capital of $100,000. a salutb for tub centenary. The Secretary of War has ordered the i commanding officers at all the military posts to fire a nationol salute of thirty eight guns on April 30th, the centenary of the inauguration of Washington. PAUNCKPOTTE PRESENTS HIMSELF. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new British Minister to the New United States, ar rived here this afternoon. He was ac companied by his Secretary and Michael Herbert, Charge of Legation, and was l met at the station by the Legation i attached. 1 DISABILITY defined. , Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of Pensions, to-day rendered an important ieeision in passing on the application of John Webb, late private, Company D, I Indiana Cavalry, for an increase of pen- a sions from $24 to $30 per month. Webb is receiving the former rate of pension for varicose veins of the leit leg, and has asked for an increase on the ground that total disability in tho foot now cxiets. In granting the increase asked for, the Commissioner says, that, in his opinion, it was not the intention of Congress, in using the words, "total disability," to debar claimants for pensions trom the benefits of the act until the hand, foot, arm or ieg is a worthless incumbrance, incapable of motion, and completely useless for and purpose whatever. He says that total disability shall be held to exist when the affected member, by reason of wound, injury or disease is useioss for performing ordinary manual labor. captain armes in his own jiehalk. Captain Armes took the witness stand to-day before tho Armes court-martial Beard, and testified in his own behalf. He raid that General Barnum had in vited him to become a member of his staff, but he had declined, as he ex pected to serve on Governor Beaver's staff. He made appli ation, in wri'ing, for a place on Governor Beaver's staff, aud, on the 15th cf February, received the appointment, which he accepted. A :few days later several gentlemen were, on his recommendation, appointed on the Governor's staff. On February 27th Gen eral Hastings told witness that his appointment was a mistake, and when witness asked why his name had been taken from the list, General Hastings said he did not want to talk about it. Captain Armes said he bad then sent a letter demanding a written explanation. G neral Hastings, in reply, wrote.; that witness had not been appointed on the staff. ll' called at the inauguration headquarters next day and, after some words, General Hastings lost hit> temper and ordered witness out of the office, but afterwards apologized. Subsequently witness was tendered a commission as special aide, which brought him nearer the President. While riding alongside the Vice-President's carriage, Mr. Mor ton and Senator Cullom bowed to him and he returned their salute. Captain Gib son and Captain Bourke dashed up at this instant and in a boisterous and drunken condition, ordered witness out of the parade and called on the police to aid them ejecting him. Next day he swore out a warrant against Captain Bourke and sent it to Lieutenant Guy. Three days afterwards his brother told him the case had been noft prosequied the day before on account of tne lack of witnesses. He then went to see the Ad jutant-General and, after having been informed that Captain Bourke had pre ferred charges against him, the witness said he would send a letter preferring charges again; t Captain Bourke and Colonel Gibson. Of the assault on Governor Beaver in the Biggs House, Armes testified that he urged Governor Beaver to apologize, to which the Governor replied that he (Armes) must bear in mind that he was here as a private citizen, not as Governor cf Pennsylvania. They were on the same platform, but he did not propose to do anything about that matter. As he turned to go away, Armes reached up his hand to stop him. The Governor con sidered it an insult, snd some words fol lowed. Witness asked the court to notice that he had not reflected on Governor Beaver in any letters he had written. He added- "But I did not hesitate the re flect ou General Hastings. I said he was not a gentleman, and 1 - hould have added tbat he was a liar and a coward." In the course of a sketch of his career. Captain Armes revealed the nature of the secret testimony given by Colonel Swords and Sergeant-at-Arms Canaday. In effect it was that Armes was one of ten picked men sworn to secrecy, who were to act as a bodyguard of the Presi dent. His orders were secret, and even Governor Beaver did not know about them. Captain Knudaea'e Arrival. London, April 23. —Captain Knudsen, of the wrecked Dannemark, and three engineers arrived on board the steamer City of New York. They are enthusiastic in their praises of Captain Murrill and the officers of the steamer Missouri. Hamburg, April 23.—The steamer Wieland, which sailed frcin Havie to day, for New York, will call at the Azoiei and take on board the passengers of the steamer Dannemark, who were landed there. Copenhagen, April 23. —King Chris tian has intimated that he will confer a decoration upon Captain Murrill, of ihe steamer Missouri, in recognition of his services in rescuing the Dannemark's passengers. Tbe Blood-Home Events. San Francisco, April 23.—There was a email attendance at the second day's racing of the Blood Horse Association at the Bay District track. The first race, three-quarters of a mile dash, for 3 year olds; purse $350; was won by White Cloud, Emotion second, Nancy third. Time, 1:14. Second race, select stakes, for 2-year olds, five-eighths of a mile, Bacine won, Forsalarj second, Atlanta third. Time, 1:02. The third race, one mile, selling, purse $350, was won by Welcome. Kildare sec ond, Jack Brady third. Time, 1:42> 4 ', The fourth race, Pacific Derby, one and one-half miles, was won by the Czar, Sorrento second, Wild Oats third. Time, 2:30. Fifth race, special handicap, one and one-eighth miles—Lady Helen won, Nerva second, Black Pilot third. Time, 1:51>%. Tbe Memphis Track. Memphis, April 23 —Weather pleasant, track in splendid condition and attend ance large. Three-year-olds, three-fourths mile- Los Lebster won, Auley second, Mando lin third; time, 1:17. All ages, one and one-sixteenth mile— Lottie Wall won, Long Chance second, Tudor third; time, 1 :51. Three-year-olds, mile—Princess won, Cassius second, Boodler third; time, 1:45. Two-year-olds, five-eighths mile- Amelia won, Lady Blackburn second, Mt. Lebannon third ; time, 1:04. All ages, ono and one-sixteenth mile- Hamlet won, Insolence second, Red Leaf third; time. 1:50. Baaeball. Louisville, April 23 — Louisville, 17; St. Louis 7. Philadelphia , April 23.—Athletics, 8; Columbus, 4. Baltimore, April 23.—Baltimore, 5; Brooklyn, 4. Cincinnati, April 23.—Cincinnati, 7; Kansas City, 5. Ten innings. An Illustration lor Ella. Cincinnati, April 23.—The slaughter house and packing establishment of P. A. Laidley & Co. was burned to-night. The loss is estimated to be between $225,000 and $250,000. Well insured. A Withdrawal. Berun, April 23.—1t is reported tbat Or. Yon Hoecker is about to withdraw altogether from political life. THE YELLOW PLAGUE. Et Has Began to Gather Its Victims in Kio. PREVENTIVE MEASURES TAKEN. The Scourge to be Excluded By the Government's Prompt Action in the Premises. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hinm.l Baltimore, April 23.—Health Com missioner Stuart, of this city, to-day re ceived a dispatch from Surgeon-General Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital ser vice, United States Navy, notifying him that at Santos and Bio, two ports from which the coffee importers of this city receive almost all their coffee, yellow fever is raging with greater violence than ever before. The Directors of Rio have become so much alarmed at the prospec tive toss to the commerce of the country that they now cell the disease "Acesso Perniasioeo," hoping that the new name will allay the fears of proposed tourists. At the time of the last report from Rio there had been 108 deaths from yellow fever in four days. Killed by a Horse-car. San Francisco, April 23.—Mrs. Bridget Needham, boarded a Valencia street cable car to-day, near the corner of Fifth and Market streets, taking her sta tion on the dummy. For some reason she changed her mind about riding, and, without waiting for the car to more than Blow up, she alighted just opposite the corner of Powell street. The Folsom street car was going along at a good pace, almost even with the cable car, and as Mrs. Needham reached the pavement she stepped a little too far toward the other track. In an instant, and before the driver could well see what was the matter or give his brake more than a futile twist, the unfortunate women was knocked down and fell be neath the horse car. Her head lay across the rail and her body outside, thus leaving her neck directly before the wheel. In a second after being struck by the team, the wheel had passed over the woman's neck and jaw, inflicting ghastly injuries, and causing almost in stant death. The whole time occupied from the moment of her leaving the dummy nntil the woman was dead, was not more than five or Biz seconds. A Track Riot. San Diego, April 23. —About 3 o'clock this morning a pitched battle with cobblestones and shovels occurred between the employes of the San Diego Terminal Company and the California Southern. The former company have a franchise on First street, and a guard was kept over it for the purpose, it is claimed, of preventing the California Southern from laying a track across the street and reaching the water front. This morning a gang of the California Southern men began laying a switch, when the force of the Terminal Company's men appeared aud droye them off, and the situation is held by the armed guards of the Terminal Company. The entire party was arrested on a charge of trespass. An Official Technicality. Prkscott, A. T., April 23 —Colonel S. B. Bevans, who was appointed by the Cleveland administration as special agent of the Interior Department, received instructions yesterday to turn over all his papers to the officers of the Land Office. This afternoon, while preparing to leave for New Jersey, he was arrested on the com plaint of Dr. Lincoln, and charged with using franked evelopea of the Interior Department for private correspondence. He gave bonus in the sum of $400, to appear at the June term of court. No Boycott on tbe Santal'e. San Francisco, April 23.—The com mittee appointed by the Canned Goods Association to advise with reference to the proposed boycott cf the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe by the merchants of this city, held an informal meeting to day with the other merchants. They freely discussed the matter in its varicus bearings, it was sho?;n that there is a conservative element that is not in favor of the boycott, and it is now deemed very unlikely that the proposed action will be taken. murderer Thompson's Case. San Francisco, April 23 —In the trial of ex-Policeman Thompson for the kill ing of Chas. Rosenbrock, the prosecu tion closed their case to-day, and the testimony for the defense was taken. But one witness was examined, counsel stating that when two witnesses who were absent, and for whom attachments were issued, should have testified, he would close his side also. The court then adjourned. An Insane raster. Santa Barbara, April 23.—Klerio Polette, an Italian, who is afflicted with a strange mental ailment, was taken to night on board the steamer en ronte to San Francisco, where he will be placed in a private asylum. His trouble began with a sleep of thirty-four days, from which he did not awaken or take food. Since that time ha has been demented, and at. times violent. Swift Waa snipped Off. ! San Francisco, April 23. —Hon. John F. Swift, tbe newly appointed Minister to Japan, accompanied by his wife, left here on tbe steamer Oceanic this after noon for his new field of labor. A large number of prominent citizens were at the dock to bid them farewell. Corbctt ana G'boynskl. San Francisco, April 23.—Corbett and Choynski signed articles to-day to meet in a fight to a finish, time and place not yet decided. The articles stipulate that the purse is to be a thousand dollars a side; the contest, Queensberry rules to a finish, with two ounce gloves. A Fruit Feport. Santa Rosa, April 23.-Advices from most o[the points of Sonoma county, show that the peach crop will be about'a are r ßh^r der p he ÜBUa ! yield - A areßhort. Pears are in abundance, and cherries andjilUther fruits are plentiful. spontaneous Combustion. R h?n TAB H O ' °*b AprU 23 -The machine shop and carriage warehouse of the unino rancho were burned to day by spontaneous combustion from oil and sawd Uß t. IjoM> $1 000 ~ : ance. One Appropriation Uood. Sacramento, April 23.— Attorney '■eneral Johnson baa passed upon tbe Obico Normal School bill, and holds that the appropriation ol f40,000 is available.