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No papers will be tent to subscribers by mall unless the same have been paid for In advance. This rule fa Aybbs A Lynch. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT —Owing to our greatly Increased facilities we aro prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at moderate rates, THl'HftftA*. APRIL 25, ISS». (am JoneS left this city and this $tate quite replete with big North American $$$$$. There are no rlies on $am.—[Sac. Bee. Isn't that a rather dolorous way of put ting Sam's California pilgrimage. The Tribune Eays that any Bchoolboy knows that Hugh J. Grant instead of Wm. R. (irace, is the present Mayor of New York. Well, if that be so, it is the more inexcusable that our esteemed con temporary should not have known it until its attention was called to the matter. . There is a strong feeling amongst our citizens that the City Council should at once initiate measures looking to an out fall sewer. The sooner the thing is started tbe sooner onr unemployed labor will be earning wages, and the shorter will be the period during which our peo ple will be liable to malarial dieeases from defective drainage. Sam Pedro, not to be behind its neigh bor, Long Beach, has gotten up a little sensation of its own. Night before last the enterprising citizens of that burg in dulged in a little tarring and feathering episode, which was productive of infinite discomfort to an individual who now doubtless believes, with the poet Goethe, that, while speech is silvern, silence is golden. The particulars cf the incident will be found in our local columns. Tub break of McCaithy upon the Venture Bank was about as clumsy an affair as has yet been attempted in this line, and as the fellow was brought to in very short order and all the swag re covered, the effort partakes somewhat of the character cf a burlesque of daylight bank robbery. This break Jacked all the artistic finish, dash and genius, as well as ■access, of tbe neat piece of work per formed in a Denver bank the other day. The Denver fellow was a cool, deter mined, Drainy fellow, but the Ventura man is a blunderer, and deserves what he will get. The rumor that the Western Union Telegraph Company is about to absorb the Postal Telegraph line is denied, ap parently on the authority of Mr. John W« Mackey. These denials, however, rarely amount to anything. Until such things are consummated denials always abound. The Postal, with its Mackey- Bennett cables and land lines extending southward to Birmingham, Alabama, on the Atlantic Coast, and to Los Angeles (they will be here in a few days) on the Pacific, is becoming a formidable rival to Gould's system. As that worthy can't throttle the enterprise he may think it worth while to buy it. Wanamakeb, as a business man, is a grand success. Whan be made tbe deal with Quay to raise four hundred thousand dollars as a "manufacturers' fund" to be •pent in the election of Harrison, his strong business instincts showed him the advantages to be derived from a Cab inet office. He selected that of Post-. master-General as the one possessing the best facilities for advertis ing his business. The fact that circulars have been sent by Wanamaker & Brown to all tbe Postmasters to act as their agents, or rather drummers, proves that the Postooaster-General knows how to combine the interests of private busi ness with public office. He has changed tbe Cleveland motto, that public office is a public trust, and is trying to run the postoffices of the country for the benefit of his home establishment. An incident occurred at the meetiug of the Board of Police Commissioners yesterday, perhaps of no great importance in itself, but significant as showing the trend of matters. There were several applications before that body for licenses to keep caloons on Main street. To these applications there was a strong; protest, signed by Bishop Mora and oth er property owners. The usual course has been to refer these applica tions to the Chhf of Police, in order that he may make inquiries into the charac ter of the petitioners, the propriety of granting the license, and kindred mat ters. On this occasion, however,a power ful member of the City Council was proi ontto enforce the demands, and they were granted at once, in violation of tbe rule voluntarily established by the Commis sion. It will thus be seen that it is worth something besides the •alary to be a Councilman, as it is an agreeable thing to be able to carry one's point in face of all rules. At the same session it was made pretty apparent that tha new power in the Police Board con sists ol tha Messrs. Lindley, Dexter and 1 .Knox. 1 THB LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: THURSDAY MOKNLNG, APRIL 25. 1889. The New President's Appointments. What of the Future? Mr. Harrison has now been in the I'resiuential office nearly two months, and it is a matter of great interest, with multitudes, to know just what his action, as far as he has gone, indicates. The clearest note of the President's policy is contained not in the number, but in the character,of his appointments. He has indicated, with a directness not subjoct to doubt, that he recognizes party service as the basis to preferment. That this will be the mainspring of his action has been shown in his appointments all over the Union. California has proved no exception to the rule, and the idea which we aim to present is exemplified by his selections in this State. He has has given Hon. John F. Swift the second-c'.ais mission to Japan, with a salary of J12.000 a year. Although Mr. Swift was a bolter in 1872, in com mon with many of the best and most illustrious Republicans, a lapse of seven teen years is too remote to be taken into the count. Since then Mr. Swift has been a Republican wheelhorse, and he was the defeated Republican nominee for Governor in 1880. Hon. Morris M. Estee was also a high kicker in hia green and salad days, but for years he has been a strong and even eloquent worker in the Republican ranks. He was the defeated Republican candidate against Stoneman in 1882. He has been given the position of one of the Commissioners of the United States to the Congress of American Republics, which will assemble at Washington. The eppaintment is largely an honorary one, but, to a man of Mr. Bates's wealth and ambition for distinction, it is a com pliment that will be appreciated, and which any distinguished man might fitly accept with thanks. Next on the list comes Hon. Timothy G. Phelps, a Republican worker from bate. Mr. Phelps has been given the Collectorehip of the Port of San Fran cisco, the most valuable office, in the sense of influence and patronage, west of the Missouri River. Mr. Phelps has recently had tbe honor of being beaten for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by Gen. Tom Clunie, Demo crat. Years ago he was beaten for Gov ernor as the Republican candidate by Wm. Irwin. Phelps is what is known as a war horse —a worker from base—and is perhaps the best exemplar of the theory we are advancing as to Harrison's ap pointments. The next conspicuous man on the lifet is Col. John P. Jackson, who has been appointed United States Treasurer at San Francisco, a very dignified and responsible post, the emoluments of which scarcely correspond to its iin- portance. Col. Jackson has been a bard working Republican both with voice and pen. He baa been the editor of the San Francisco Post and the Wasp. He be longs to the higher order of Republican workers. Tbe same rule which is so clearly ap parent in President Harrison's appoint ments in California, prevails in all the States. The party worker is to receive his i eward. Another notable thing in the new Pres ident's appointments, is the quite unpre cedented recognition which the Republi can press is receiving. A great propor tion of tbe most distinguished posts in the gift of the executive have been be stowed upon journalists, including two of the first-classs foreign missions, with salaries of $17,500 a year. These things very plainly indicate that we are going to have a strongly partizan Republican administration. The extent to which the Civil Service ruleß will fig ure in the regime thus become 3 a matter of great interest. It cannot be said that President Harrison has as yet shown any unseemly haste in bouncing Democratic office-holders. Postmaster Pearson, of New Ycrk, received his conge in a very peremptory manner, but Mr. Pearson was a Republican, originally ap pointed by a Republican Presi dent, and left undisturbed, or rather re-appointed, by President Cleveland. While the President has been quite con servative in his individual action so far, the First Assistant Postmaster-General, Clarkson, has shown a very bloodthirsty disposition, chopping off the heads of Democratic postmasters by tbe thousand. During the few weeks in which he has held office he is credited with having already gotten rid of four thousand. This may be an exaggeration, but the havoc has undoubtedly been great. The real sentiment in both parties as to Civil Service reform is, to a certain extent, an unknown quantity. Mr. Cleveland really honestly tried to carry out the so-called "reform" and got no credit for it. What Higgins was to Mr. Cleveland's administration, Clarkson,on a larger scale, promises to be to Mr. Har rison's. Higgins found himself in an uncongenial atmosphere, and resigned. We are quite anxious to see whether the official atmofphere will be made too hot for Clarkson. We doubt it. The era of the theory tbat to the victor belongs tbe spoils has doubtless set in again at Washington, or all signs fail. I Ovr esteemed contemporary, the Tri bune, in its issue of yesterday, returns to its statement that General Vandever showed great sagacity, in proposing to pay $20,000,000 for Lower California. Doubtless the International Company will endorse this sentiment. Our two points remain, however. (1.) The United States would lose money in buy ing such a worthless region at such a riciculous price. (2.) That the Tribune deliberately falsified when it said that the great majority of the Eastern press approved of the project when, as a mat ter of fact, they nearly all rejected it with scorn. General Vandever just now is a very interesting person to Republi can office-seekers, and a little gush over him is perhaps excusable. The offices are to be distributed here, and doubt less he will be quite influen tial in indicating the direction which they will take. But the San Diego Union goes a little beyond tbe line of coin- I mon sense in reporting an interview held with the member from the Sixth district, I in that city, the other day. It refers to him as the gentleman who has "so long and so ably represented this district in Congress." As it yet lacks nearly eight months of two years since the General took his seat, this would look to a man up a tree like indulging in hyperbole. Of course, time is a comparative affair, and there are occasions in which minutes seem to be years, but we fail to see any- thing of such a sensational character in the case in point to call for a change in the ordinary way of noting its passage. The terrific dive which Miss Lizzie Vaidis makes from the dome cf the Los Angeles Theater to the netting hung over the parquet, is certainly a most thrilling performance. But we have serious doubts of the propriety of en couraging these dangerous exhibitions. The slightest accident to the netting, the careless fastening of a rope by an em ploy 4, or a mis calculation on the part of the performer, would result fatally. Liz zie is doubtless a very brave girl, and she has done the tremendous feat so often with success that she has perhaps come to look upon it as a perfectly safe performance. Yet the his tory of these daring trapeze performers and air-volant artists is filled with mourn ful episodes. Two years ago a trapeee girl was killed in Chicago by falling from her serial height. Numerous cases of fatal accident have been recorded in other cities, and we believe there is a point in these daring feats where the authorities ought to step in and cry, "Halt!" It is only a question of time when Miss Lizzie will make a fatal mis take. The old adage generally holds good in these cases: Those who too often to the cistern go Will break the jug by going once tie trap. The Church trial of G. W. James, who has been officiating as the pastor of the Methodist Church at Long Beach, has resulted in his suspension until the meeting of the next Conference. The gentleman who acted as prosecutor rest ed the case without going into the exam ination of the disgusting charges of im morality preferred against the accused, us he was satisfied that the testimony adduced on tbe other points was suffi cient to show that he was not a fit man to be in charge of a congrega tion. It was shown tbat James was a man of most violent tem per, that he was guilty of the most .inhuman cruelty to his wife, that he was a prevaricator and a man of a most detestable personality generally. It is perhaps better that tbe salacious side of this very uneavory "goat" amongst the innocent sheep should not have been paraded before the public; yet there is a depth of depravity in one of the suppressed features of his case, that it would perhapj have entirely de prived this dangerous wretch of his power for future harm to have publicly ventilated. The initial experiences of the Oklaho maers are not calculated to give them a very lofty opinion of the attractiveness of their new home. Freezing cold nights and sweltering hot days, with sirrocco blasts sweeping across the plains, will appear to many as a slight drawback. Brackish water at five cents a glass to desalterafe throats that are parched and baked by the heat and dust, will be con sidered another drawback. Then the doubt that exists as to the fertility of the belt of country just opened is another subject that will cause great anxiety to the Oklahomaers. Southwestern Missouri has a rather bad reputation as a farming region, and the Oklahoma country, for all we know, belongs to the same arfd and unproductive belt. Take it all in all, it looks as if the new Territory has its drawbacks, and that many who have left good homes to go there will regret the day when they became Oklahoma boom ers. Perhaps it ia another case of "far-off fields," etc. AMUSEMENTS. The Urand. Little Lord Fauntleroy is still playing to large houses at the Grand, the matinee yesterday drawing well. It runs through the week and a Saturday matinee. Both Flossie and Wallie play the little lord to night. Los A ugeles Theater. Reilly & Woods' big show makes a rampse at this house every night. The Vaiuis Sisters are as sensational as ever. Prof. Farlnl's Farewell Concert. j >This gifted maestro gives his farewell concert at the Los Angeles Theater Mon day night. It will be of exceptional merit. We shall refer to it more at length in a future issue. Cohen Discharged. Shortly after the last election, Albert Cohen was arrested on a charge of ille gal voting, and his case came up for trial yesterday before Judge Cheney. It appeared from the testimony that Cohen had not only voted in the wrong precinct, but had obtained a certificate' to the effect that he was en titled to vote, whereas he had only de clared his intentton of becoming a citi zen. It was also shown on the trial that Conn had not intentionally done wrong. He had been interested in the election and had inquired as to whether he could vote. His informant told him that while he could not vote at a national election, he could vote at the city election. He then went up to the County Clerk's office and obtained his certificate, and then voted. Judge Cheney instructed the jury to find him not guilty, and hs was dis charged. lUaler Convicted. The trial of Lewis Maier, charged with shooting at Mrs. Rannan, on the 28th of February, took place yesterday before Judge McKinley and a jury. It appeared from the testimony that Maier and Mrs. liannan had been living together at Mrs. Rannan's house, on Georgia street. Maier was in the habit of treating Mrs. Rannan with a good deal of severity, and Mrs. Rannan had given him warning to U P bis quarters at some other place. Maier, on the date above mentioned, went to Mrs. RanDan's house and fired three shots at her through tho window. He was arretted the next day on a com plaint sworn out by Mrs. Rannan, who afterwards repented and engaged an at torney to defend him. The jury, after hearing the statements on both sides, brought in a verdict of guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. FROM WASHINGTON. Postal Offices to Have a Holi day on the 30th. UNCLE SAM'S AVAILABLE FORCE. Cootatn Armes Makes an Appeal to the Tender Mercies of the Court Martial. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbbald. Washington, April 24.— W. B. Oooley, of Pennsylvania, has been appointed Chief Clerk of the Postoffice Department. The President to-day appointed Willis Sweet, of Idaho, Attorney of the United States for that Territory. First Assistant Postmaster Clarkeon to day appointed about 175 fourth- lass postmasters. Of this number about 75 per cent, were made to fill vacancies caused by death or resignation. THE CENTENNIAL IN POSTOFFICES. Postmaster-General Wanamaker to-day issued the following order: "The Presi- dent having recommended that, as a part of the order of observance of the centennial of the inauguration of the first President, a portion of the 30th of April be let aside for prayer and thanksgiving, in conformity thereto, it is ordered: First —That Postmasters are authorized to observe the usual holiday hours on that day. Second—Where it is possible to do so without detriment to the public service, Postoffices should be closed at, or before, 9 a. m., in order that tho em ployees may have an opportunity to comply with the proclamation of the President, issued on the 4th instant. Third—Postmasters must arrange for the report and dispatch of all mails that may arrive and depart during the time the office is closed. MOVEMENTS OK ADMIRAL QHERARDI. Rear-Admiral Gherardi, commanding the North Atlantic station, reports to the Navy Department, under date April 11th, that he left Cape Haytien in the Galena on tbe 3d inst., visited St. Marie Gon aives, St. Nicholas and Port-Au-Prince, arriving at the latter place on the 10th inst.; sailed again on the 11th, for st Marc, where be expected tbat he would find the Ossippae snd return in company with that vessel again to Cape Haytien. OUR AVAILABLE FORCES. Washington, April 24—The gathering of a large part of the militia of the coun try in New York on the 13th of April next for the centennial celebration is ex pected to furnish the war department with information that will be of value in the event of au emergency arising requir ing the presence of troops for actual mili tary service. Captain Taylor has been detailed to goto New York to watch the movements of the militia with a view to ascertaining the best means for the rapid concentration of troops at a single city. Captain Taylor calculates that it will take the soldiers who intend to partici pate in the celebration sixteen hours on an average to reach the city. Informa tion is also expected to De gleaned as to the best mode of handling troops in nar row streets and in tbe presence of large crowds. APPEAL "AD MISERICOBDIAM." The public proceedings of the Armes couit martial were concluded this morn ing. Judge Hubbell, counsel for the ac cused, finished his argument, and Major Davis, Judge Advocate, made a very brief address, in which he declined to make any argument on tbe merits of the case, and appealed to the Court to give Cap tain Ames the benefit of every bit of tes timony and cccraional doubt, on behalf of his family, who would suffer most from the most from the effects of his dis missal. The Court was then cleared for consultation. TO LOOK UP LIVE STOCK. Secretary Rusk has appointed Dr. G. E. Morrow, of Champaign. Ills., to rep resent the Agricultural Department at the jubilee show of the Royal Agricul tural Society, to be held in England this summer, and he is also authorized to visit such other places in Europe as he deems necessary, in order to study the live stock interests of the Old World. The report of his observations and ex perience is to be made to the Depart ment upon bis return. MR. AND MRS. MORTON DINED. The President and Mrs. Harrison en tertained Vice-President and Mrs. Morton at dinner to-night. A Possible lllavkmaller. San Diego. April 24.—1n the case ol A. N. Polymtb, the Swiss jeweler who was arrested several months ago for un lawfully imprisoning Mr. and Mrs. Ta bor in his shop, and compelling the lady to submit to a search for a ring which he claimed they bad stolen, the jury found him guilty, and he was fined $500. It is considered by some an attempt to black mail, and it is said tbat Polymth was ac cused of the same offense iv San Jose and other places. Polymth paid the fine but was immediately rearrested on a charge of defaming the character of the Tabors, and three suits, aggregating $45, --000 damages, have been commenced against him. Waterman's Wise Choice. Sacramento, April 24.—The Governor has made the following appointments to-day: Wm. F. Letta, Commissioner of Deeds, to reside in New York city. E. L. Townsend, Los Angeles county j member of the Etite Board of Dental Ex aminers, vice H. J. Plonteaux, term ex pired. Max Hellman, Ban Francisco, Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. Killed by a Runaway Team. Stockton, April 25.—A rancher named David Powell was killed by a runaway accident on the Sacramento lower road, five mile i from here. He was thrown out of the wagon, breaking his neck and crushing his skull. He was about 50 years of age and leaves a family. ■Tree Kldea Given. Calico, Cal., April 24—The competi tion between rival stage lines plying be tween this place and Daggett, on the Atlantic and Pacific, seven miles distant, has become so sharp that passengers are now carried free. Tne Son. of Temperance. Petaluma, April 24.—The Grand Di vision of the Sods of Temperance of the State of California held its annual session here to-day. There waß a general at- j tendance of the divisions of the State. Haytien Maudlin Captured. Havana, April 24.—Several bandits have fallen into the hands of the civil guards. In one encounter a guardsman was killed. The banditti are well nigh wiped out. A Steamer (.rounded. San Dieoo, April 24.—The Inter national Company's steamer, Manuel Dublan,p!ying between this port and En senada, ran aground near Roseville early this morning, while trying to make her wharf in a thick fog. She is not ma terially damaged. This is the Dublan's last trip, as the International Company will withdraw her from service, and lay her up. A Blte.lt Pa»ae;c. London, April 24 — The Inman Line's new steamer City of Paris made the trip from New York to Qaeenstown, arriving yesterday, in six days and six hours. THE REDONDO RAILROAD. Two Important Development* Made Public. The Supervisors yesterday granted to 8. 0. Brown a franchise for a railroad commencing at the terminus of the Los Angeles and Kosecrans road to a point opposite Seventh street, on Vermont avenue, the line to run entirely on Ver mont avenue, to be commenced in ninety days and finished in one year. S. O. Brown. E. W. Blasdale and G. J. Ainsworth also filed a petition with the Supervisors for a railroad, to commence near the town of Altadeaa and run along the Arroyo Seco on its west side, crossing the divide between the Arroyo and the Tejunga Canon by a tunnel 640 feet; thence along tbe southeasterly side of Ihe Tejunga to Falls; tben crossing the Tejunga and skirting along the southeas terly slope of the main range to a point half a mile west of Tejunga Mills; thence following the direction of the north west fork of the Tejunga, and by a 1,480 foot tunnel passing through the summit of the main divide to the head of Dump cafion.thence along the east slope of Dump canon cross ing Aliso canon at Tie Camp and along the east slope of Aliso canon to its junc tion with the Soledad canon, and thence in a northeasterly direction to the north boundary line of Los Angeles county, the road to begin in six months and be com pleted in two years. WHAT IT MEANS. Tho two projects will be recognized as emanating from the same quarter. Tbe Rosecrans road at present has communi cation with the heart of town by means of the Main Street and Agricultural Park Street-car line, but, according to tie first proposition, a more in dependent connection is desired. As to the second proposition, regarding the extension of the Altadena road to the north line of the county, this looks very much the taking up again of the original method of building the Salt Lake road. This, it will be remembered, was under the name of the S in Pedro, LO3 Angeles and Utah, a project to run the Altadena line through the Sierra Madre and on to Salt Lake. The company was organized by the following oflicers: President, J. P. Woodbury; Vice-Presi dent, S. O. Houghton; Treasurer, L. R. Winans; Secretary, A. B. Wanahan; General Manager, Cl&rence W. Scott, and Chief Engineer, C. S. Masters. The road was to ruu to Keeler, tbe southern terminus of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, on Owens' lake, and the capital stock was set at $10,000,000. If this be the case, however, an entire change of plans at this end has been made, for as originally projected the line was to run to San Pedro, whereas the present syndicate will make Redondo Beach the headquarters on tbe Pacific. One point must also not be lost sight of and this gives the proposition a Southern Pacific color. According to the route of the proposed northern connec tion it will make Alpine at the nortn end of the Soledad Canon, about fifty miles distant by rail from Los Angeles. By the present Southern Pa cific route it is sixty-five miles away. A Ihauibra and San Uabrlel. Editors Hbbald : The warm weather is fast preparing the grain lor the mower; the fields are changing their light green into a mass of light yellow. There will be a splendid crop. Tuesday evening the Chautauqua Circle met at Mrs. May berry's. The subject discussed was carbon in its various con ditions. After the programme was com pleted, Mr. Mayberry treated the circle to a number of chemical experiments, which were very interesting, instructive and enjoyable. After coffee had been served, the happy company dispersed, to meet again one week alter at the regular place, Mr. Weld's. Our people have been very busy pre paring for the Flower Festival, and Mr. Roaches expresa wagon leaves the Post office every morning, well filled with boxes and baskets of flowers. On Good Friday and Easter Sunday there was a very large attendance at the services in the Old Mission Church. On both days the church wus full to over flowing. This is the case every year at this time, and also on Christmas. On these days the Spanish from far and near flock to the church to confess and receive the sacraments. Colonel E. L. Mayberry returned from the north last week. Arthur Gomley, the contractor, left for Denver, Col., on Wednesday evening. He carries with him the best wishes of all who know him. O. W. Lingdon and wife have re turned from tneir visit to Mexico. M - Almost Prepared. Senator Frye says ha was once sum moried to draw up a will for a sick man who had not been particularly pious, and who had been admonished by his doctor that he had only a few hours to live. While awaiting the tardy arrival of tha witnesses to complete the will, the Senator aays he felt called upon to make some reference to the future, and finally asked his client: v" Are n „ you l ,re P lr "d for the great change ?" "I shall ba," said the dying man, with true native grit, "if those damn witnesses get here."—[Lewiston Journal I will give you the best recipe for keep ing eggs fresh that was ever published. I discovered it myself, and have tested it for years. I have kept eggs six months as fresh as on the day they were laid. I am certain they can be kept a year by this process. It is simply this: Pack them in good, clean flaxseed, little ends down, and put them in a box away from the stove. The cellar is a good place in winter. The flaxseed can be sowed in the spring and fresh seed harvested for packing the following fall. The same seed can be used a dozen years or longer. A bushel will paukfrom fifteen to twenty dozens. If you use this method you will never want any other.—[Country Gentle man. "Going to Oklahoma, are yon?" said one passenger on the train to another. "Yes, sir." ■ "You're foolish to do so. There will not be enough land to supply half the settlers." "So I've heard." "And there's likely to be an awful lot of shooting. Why, it's positively dangerous to go." "Yes, I think you're right about it." "Well, then, why are you going?" "I'm the agent of a coffin factory."— [Chicago News. THE NATIONAL GAME, The Pennant Contestants Be gin Business. THE CHAMPIONS TAKE WATER. Bean-Eaters Bear the Honors—The Smoky Citys Whip Chicago. Hoosiers Ahead. Associated Press DlsDstcHea to tie Hbbald. j Pittsbubq, April 24.—A thunder storm early this afternoon diminished the attendance considerably at the open ing of the League season in this city to day. For five innings, Hutchinson's pitching puzzled the home team, while the visitors started out with three runs the first inning. Pittsburg tied the score in the sixth, and seventh, six hits gave them five more runs. Chicago made two more runs in the sixth on hits by Pfeffer, Farrell and .Ryan. Attendance, 4,000. Score—Pittsburg, 8; Chicago, 5. Batters—Pittsburg, Galvin and Miller; Chicago, Hutchinson and Farrell. New York, April 24.—The champions, with Boston as the opposing team, opened the League championship season at Jersey City to-day. Welch was hit hard in the first part of tbe game, and the Giants were unable to overcome the lead Boston had taken. Score: New York, 7; Boston, 8. Batteries: New York, Welch and Ewing; Boston, Clark son and Bennett. Indianapolis, April 24.—The League championship season opened here to day with a featureless game. The visit ors, as a rule, were outplayed at nearly ali points. Attendance, 3,500. Score: Indianapolis, 10; Cleveland, 3. Batter ies : Indianapolis, Getzein and Buckley; Cleveland, Blakely and Snyder. ASSOCIATION GAMES. Pittsburg, April 24.—Pittsburg, 8; Chicago, 5. New York, April 24.—New York, 7; Boston, 8. Philadelphia, April 24.—Athletics, 7; Columbus, 6. Baltimore, April 24.—Baltimore, 11; Brooklyn, 8. Philadelphia, April 24. — Philadel phia, 8; Washington, 4. Indianapolis, April 24.—Indianapolis, 10; Cleveland 3. IJload Bone Entries. San Francisco, April 24.—Tho entries and weights for to-morrow's Blood Horse races are as follows: Selling purse, three-quarters of a mile: Little l'hil, 08 pounds; Nabeau, 99; Wanderer 2nd, 89; Hello. 105; Duke Spencer, 100; Nancy, 99; Welcome, 110; Longshot, 100; Edwin F, 100; Ramona, 91; Bessie Shannon, 101; Carrientes, 96; Kildare, 99. The So-So stakes, three-quarters of a mile: Racine, 110; Pliny, 107; Reata, JO7; Guido, 110. Mile heats, purse ,400: Wild Oats, 95; Nerva, 106; Jack Brady, 110; Fusilade's Last, 101; Mozart, 108; Dutch, 92; Glad iator, 89. The Sequel stakes, one and one-eighth miles: Moses B, 112; Emotion, 107; Laura Gardner, 111; Ed McGinnis, 112 Flood Tide, 97; Joe Hoge Hoge, 97, The Memphis Races. Memphis, April 24.—Attendance large, track somewhat slow from the effect of this morning's rain. The weather is pleasant. All ages, three-quarters of a mile, heats—White Nose won, Mute second, Red leaf third. Time, 1:16 snd 1-.17 X. Two-year-olds, five-eights of a mile— L. H. won, Myrtle second, Bliss third. Time, 106. Three-year-olds and upwards, one and ene-eighth of a mile—Scrideaway won, Spokane second, Hypocrite third. Time, 1:57. Three-year-olds, one mile—Entry won, Ben Harrison second, Loswebster third, lime, 1:48. Capitol Races. Washington, April 24.—The annual spring meeting of the National Jockey Club began at the Ivy City race track to day. The weather was delightful. The track was good, but not fast. The at tendance was 2,000. The first rase was five furlongs; Tipstatl' won in 1.03>£ ; Haramboure, second; Tom Hood, third, The mile brush was won in 1 ; Panama, second; Barrister, third. Races In Kentucky. Lexington, Ky., April 24.—The spring; meeting of the Kentucky Association commenced here to-day. The weather was threatening, with occasional slight rainfalls, but good crowds were in at tendance. The track was rather slow. For 3-year-olds and upwards, three quarters of a mile. Long Roll won, Marchina second, Queen of Trumps third. Time, 1:17. Races on the Downs. London, April 24.—The Epsom Spring Meeting City and Suburban handicap, mile and a quarter, was won by Ley bonrne's colt Geldseeker, Lord Ludley's horse Fnllertoh second. Dr. C. Jardine's colt Wiesman third, Nineteen starters. Condemned Telefraoii. Oarsman O'Connor has gone to Paget Sound. The Pasadena Fruit Company is about to incorporate. Secretary Blame is suffering from a slight attack of lumbago. Beneficent rains are falling in Oregon. The farmers are, as usual, jubilant. A raid is being made by San Francisco policemen on Chinese gambling houses. The Y. M. C. A. delegates left yester day for the National Convention at Phil adelphia. Boulanger says he will do nothing that will tend to embarrass English re lations with France. W. F. Dullinage has skipped out from i Winnipeg. He is $20,000 short in his accounts as Timber Inspector. Surgeon General Hamilton fears another outbreak of yellow fever in Honda, and is taking precautions ac cordingly. An j »T e f? p! * r -T citizen of Oakland, named Nathaniel Gray, has just died. He gave many gifts to Mills' College and other eleemosynary institutions. George Francis Train, New York's great crank, 13 now in the midst of a last. He says he is controlled by I sycho" and lives on water and Turk ish baths. A Piute Indian in Paradise Valley, Nev., riddlod his father-in-law with bul lets yesterday. On the same day, Ben Jones, who killed Dick Cooper, at Col omy ranch last week, suicided. The action of the Pasadena fire engine house and jail trustees does not suit the citizens and an injunction has been sued out. A libel suit in connection with this matter has been brought against the raeadena Star; damages set at $50,000.