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DAILY HERALD. \ — ruBLISHBD— ! BKVKN DAYS A. "WEEK. 1 ' JOSEPH D. LTHCH. JAMS J. AYERH. , AVERS & LYNCH. - PUBLISHERS. , Sntered at the postofflce at Loa Angelea aa ■eeond-claM matter. I DELIVERED SY CARRIERS At SOe. per Week, or 80c. per month. TMItS BT MAIL, INCLUDING FOBTAGK t Daily Hikald, one year $8.00 Saily Hkbald, six month* 4.25 aily Hbrald, three months 2.25 Wskkly Hkbald, one year 2.00 Wsikly Hbbald, six months 1.00 Wskkly Hkbald, three months 60 Il'-übtratkd Hbbald, per copy 15 The "Dally Herald" May be found la San Francisco at the Palace hotel news-stand; in Chicsgo at the Postofflce news-stand, 103 East Adams street; in Denver at Smith & Sons' news-stand, Fifteenth and Lawrence streets. Office of Publication, 123-125 West Second Street, Los Angeles. Telephone No. 156 VHIRSIIAY. JANUARY 9, 1890. Why It Will Come Here. We do not believe that the conference between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific officials, announced to be on the tapis, has any significance whatever in the matter of the extension of the Utah Southern to this city. There are many •objects of debate between the two roads, besides this, which might give rise at any time to a conference. People who are not well informed on railroad matters have jumped to false conclusions about the attitude of the Southern Pacific upon the Utah extension. We have very good reasons for believing that the Southern Pacific Company, instead of being an tagonistic is favorable to the projected extension. The country through which the Utah Southern will pass is now dor mant. The Southern Pacific has no ■otion of building into it, and for any Other company to tap it would be to create a new and extensive traffic, a ■hare of which, under any circumstances, would fall into its hands. Indeed the Southern Pacific is very anxious, as we are credibly informed, that the Utah Southern should be pushed to a connec tion with Los Angeles for reasons that •re vital to itself. According to a statement made by the late Charles Crocker, the fuel question has all along been the gravest pro olem with which his company has had to deal. The cost of coal formed so considerable an item in their operating expenses as to seriously stand in the way of every movement they desired to make to meet the demands of the public for reductions in the rates of freights and fares. He ■aid that eleven per cent of the entire operating expenses of the road went to the account of fuel. With the exception of two or three small veins in Puget Sound, all the coal of this Coast, includ ing such as had reached here from Alaska, was found to be deficient in the qualities necessary to make ■team. They, therefore, have been compelled to get their princi pal supply of coal fuel from Australia and England. The cost of bringing it from those distant points by ■hip and paying the duty on the same is tremendous. A large fleet of ships is now under charter to bring coal from Australia, and the fact that disaster fre quently intervenes in these long voy ages compels the company to keep an enormous supply of this coal on hand at all time 3. This ties up a very large amount of capital, and is the cause of constant anxiety and no end of incon venience. In view of these facta the Southern Pacific Company has had a large force of prospectors constantly in the field searching for accessible coal mines; but bo far with very little success. In the meantime some of the best and most extensive coal mines in the country have been opened in Southern Utah. These mines are controlled by the Union Pacific through its branch company, tbe Utah Southern. The quality of the coal for making steam is unsurpassed, and the Southern Pacific is very anxious to ob tain its fuel supplies from these mines. Indeed, we are assured that an agree ment to that effect has been entered into between the two companies. This alone would be a powerful incentive with the Southern Pacific not only to favor the Utah Southern extensioa, but to do all in its power to expedite its construction. Now let us look at another aspect of the question. The Central Pacific is a leased line, and as such the Southern Pacific Company cannot have so great an interest in its prosperity as in the road which it directly controls and owns. A large portion of the business of Cen tral Nevada which now finds its way to the Central Pacific will necessarily be deflected to the Utah s authern when it has been built to Los Angeleß. That portion of this business which is des tined for San Francisco, and which is diverted to the Utah ro3d, will neces sarily go by the Southern Pacific. So that what the Central Pacific loses the Southern Pacific will gain. Then again, of the new business that will be opaned by the extension, all that is des tined for San Francisco—a vast propor tion of the whole—will necessarily pay tribute to the Southern Pacific. In fact, from whatever point of view we may examine this subject, there can be noth ing but increase of business come to the Southern Pacific Company from the ex tension of the Utah Southern to Los Angeles. Why, then, should that com pany wish to place any impediment in the way of its construction? A terri tory of vast extent that is now without railroad transportation facilities, and which is rich in mines that can only he profitably worked by such facili ties, will become the scene of busy industry. Old camps that have been abandoned will become thriving mining towns, and new camps will spring np in thousands of places where paying ores are known to exist in exhaust less quantities. What kind of policy would that be that would step in to prevent inch i. development cf industries, with THE LOS ANGELAS DAILY HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 9. 1890. their attendant evolution of prosperity T What would be thought of the business acumen of a corporation, that could only be benefited by the new business that would inevitably come to it from such a development, if it should pursue a policy of obstruction in the premises ? We have yet to learn that the men who control the Southern Pacific are blind to their own interests —that they would rather suffer from a dearth of business than invite a rival road to open up new avenues of traffic in which it would largely share—in short, that they are so short sighted as to stand in the way of a development that will bring un told benefits upon a section in which they are as deeply interested as the people who occupy it. A gentleman who stands very close to the inside powers of the Southern Pacific assures us that that company is anxious that the Union Pacific should reach this Coast at San Pedro so that its powerful influence may be enlisted in the work of securing from Congress the appropriation necessary to create a deep-water harbor at that point. This is a pointer not to be despised. We are fully satisfied that the Union Pacific has started for Los Angeles to reach there; and we do not believe that any deal is possible to prevent it from carrying out its woll-matured and finally-determined plan. The extent to which the packing of tomatoes has grown is not generally understood. Last year 2,976,765 cases of two dozen cans each were put up, and enormous as this amount is it showed a falling off of 366,372 cans as compared with last year, owing to the partial fail ure of the crop. The demand for this delicious esculent is steadily on the in crease. Fifty years ago it was scarcely looked npon as an article of food and was raised rather for ornament than util ity. Los Angeles ought to produce pro digious quantities of tomatoes, and in the winter season a car-load a day ought to leave this county for the Eastern cities. The tomato grows here all the year round, and yields as abundantly in the winter as in the summer months. Some of the farmers of the Cahuenga valley made small fortunes by raising early tomatoes and shipping them to San Francisco. Winter tomatoes, pota toes, peas and other garden truck should be the specialty of our farmers, and it would be a highly remunerative one, with a practically illimitable market dur ing the later fall, winter and early spring. There was a very peculiar scene in the Board of Fire Commissioners yester ■ day, in which seven Councilmen united in a demand for the restoration of Mr. William Stoermer to the place in the Fire Department from which'he was displaced by the Commission. Without entering into the merits of tho matter, or expressing any opinion as to the rights of Mr. Stoermer in the premises, this is certainly a very extraordinary proceed ing, the tendency of which is to divest the Board of any pretense of independ ence. In the contemplation of the char ter, the Fire and Police Commissions are supposed to be independent. With the Council interfering in the actions of those bodies this independence is a myth. With a recollection of what happened to the Board of Police Commissioners some time ago the Fire Commissioners know what to expect if they resist. It is hard medicine to be compelled to accept Mr. Walter S. Moore as their master, but they may as well come to it first as last. Senator Voorhees made a powerful arraignment of the Republican party yesterday, and clearly showed the com plicity of the President with Dudley in his "blocks of five" bribery methods to carry the State of Indiana for Harrison. Edmunds tried to break the force of this public arraignment by a reply that was intended to meet damaging facts with ridicule. But tbe country will not accept the peculiar Edmunds fence in debate for the genuine article. It is no answer to the barefaced briberies at the last election to assert that Democrats had also been guilty of corrupt practices. This is a case of one high in the counsels of the Republican party, a member of its National Committee, deliberately, over his own signature, formulating a scheme to carry a State by wholesale fraud, and who was afterwards protected from pros ecution for his crime by the President of the United States, who had profited by that fraud. This is the position of the case, and Senator Voorhees has so firmly fixed it in that position before the country that no amount of ridicule or persiflage can change it. On looking over the bills of the city we find that from the sth day of December till the 3d day of January the city has purchased $941 73 worth cf hay for the fire and street departments. One indi vidual presented bills for $729 63 of this amount, and on twelve separate de mands. We do not intend to charge that the city paid more for this hay than it was worth, or that those who sold it to the city took any advantage of the municipality. What we wish to call attention to is the fact that the spirit of the charter is be ing violated. For hay or anything else required by the city for bo large an amount bids ought to be invited, and the city treasury should receive the ben efit of an open competition. This prac tice of aggregating small bills iv order to evade the $300 provision of the charter should be stopped at once. Very singular vagaries seize upon some people when they are making out their last wills and testaments; but hone of them show a more curious eccentricity than that of the lady in London who recently devised three thousand pounds sterling, the interest of which is to be used in providing real champagne for the use of actors in scenes where wine is called for by the piece. This lady had probably been disgusted with the make believe banquets she had seen at plays, and desired that they should at least have mm pwnuine. realistic article on the table after she had gone. Now if some other benevolent lady will provide a fnnd to furnish genuine chicken, instead of the regulation gutta-percha fowls that usually grace the stage table, the Lon don actors will be made happy. Some person in London has sent to the Herald a marked copy of Modern Truth, which contains an article devoted to the great scandal. This London journal scarcely disguises the inuendoes in which it implicates Prince Albert Victor himself in the disgusting mess. It asserts that the present tour of the Prince in India will be prolonged into the coming summer, and that he will then be given a command there which will keep him out of England for years. This is a very peculiar development, and the Prince's movements will be watched with great interest. Modern Truth says that Salis bury's Government is doing everything in its power to suppress an investigation, but that there is a resistless public senti ment that will compel a thorough in vestigation. The Express affects to be very merry over the Herald's true picture of the utter demoralization of the Harrison ad ministration. If that journal will take the trouble to talk with Republicans hereabouts it will find that disaffection even in Los Angeles is so great as to be quite ominous. We congratulate our contemporary on the quite precipitate manner in which it has dropped the attempt to sustain the Council in its plain violation of the law. There was a meeting in the Main street Savings Bank yesterday to organ ize a dairy on a large scale, and a num ber of committees were formed to formu late the affair. This is a move in the right direction. The plan is to establish a large butter and cheese manufactory in this city, with cold storage, and thus give the farmeru an incentive to adopt a diver sified system of farming. It is high time that Los Angeles should have a large and central market house. It would be a great con venience to the farmers and to the people of this city. Whoever shall first embark capital in such a project will give the city a great desideratum and make money. AMUSEMENTS. Tbe Ureal Attraction at tbe Los Angeles Tbeatcr. The Union Square Theater Company, now playing A Possible Case at the Los Angeles, is proving the best paying attraction that has visited Los Angeles for years. It tills the house every night, and delights the intelligent audiences that assemble to hear the play. Spider and Fly. The announcement of a week of light comic opera, burlesque and pantomime, supplemented by a high class vaudeville company, at the Grand Monday next, will be pleasant to our amusement-going public. The management of Spider and Fly claim that it was constructed oaly for purposes of fun and laughter, and that it has achieved great results. Trie' troupe consists of three divisions—a pan tomimic prologue, a brilliant burlesque operetta, and a high class vaudeville company. Bessie Cleveland and Hilda Thomas, two of the very best lady vocal ists on the stage, play leading parts. The Dare Brothers, athletic experts, Kitty Hill, James R. Adams, Lulu Reddan, August Seigreist, Felix Harvey, the famous French dancers, Dorste and Oreste, and their American compeers, the famous Allen sisters, head the long list advertised. A matinee is announced for Saturday of next week, and the sale ot seats for any performance during the engagement will begin this morning at the box office. Signor s'arlul's Company. Signor Farini's company is now all to gether, and will start for New York to day. He has engaged with Gilmore for performances duriDg the summer, and next winter will return to Los Angeles. Indeed it is the Signor's intention to re open his music school her 9 every winter, so that the good voices that are developed in his classes will have the fine oppor tunity of joining his summer troupes, and thus by an easy and advantageous method making their public entree into the lyrical profession if they so desire. Signor Farini and his pupils will take with them the best wishes of the Herald for a successful season. A Big Swiot Potato. On the table of the Supervisors yes terday there lay an enormous sweet po tato weighing 7>£ pounds. It was maiktd, "From the County Farm." They raise galore of the tubers there, and the inmates feast on them. Death's Shining Harks. New York, January B.—Amzi 8. Dodd, head of the express system of that name, is reported tonight to be dying. Washington, January B.—Judge Kel ley is slowly sinking. There is no hope for his recovery. Canandaigua, N. V., January B.—Ex- Senator Elbridge B. Latham died thie afternoon, aged 75 years. Washington, January 8 — Rear-Ad miral William Radford, United States navy, retired, died this afternoon after a brief illness. Portland, Ore., January B.—Ex-Gov ernor George L. Woods died at St. Vin cent's hospital, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was 58 years old. He came to Oregon in 1844. He was a Pres idential elector for Lincoln ; was elected Governor of Oregon in 1860, aud in 1871 was appointed Governor of Utah by President Grant. Since 1875 he has been practicing law at various places on the Coast. San Francisco, January B.—Captain J. N. Ingalls, of the steamer Santa Rosa, died at hiß home in this city this morning. He had been ill for five weeks past but no serious fears for his recovery were entertained until a few days ago. He was to leave on the Santa Rosa, Decem ber 26th, for San Diego, but he felt too unwell to do so, and the next day took him to his bed, from which he never arose. Victoria, B. C, January B—Lady Douglas, relict of tbe late Sir James Douglas, the first Governor of British Columbia, died tonight, aged 78 years. The deceased had been a resident of Victoria since 1848. She leaves three : children and several grandchildren. j BLOCKS OF FIVE. The Letter that Col. Dudley Wrote. FRAUD TO CONCEAL A FRAUD. Voorhees' Caustic Arraignment of the Administration for >hieldins the Ballot-Corrupter. [Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald.l Washington, January B.—ln the Sen ate today Voorhees called up the resolu tion offered by him yesterday in relation to the alleged interference by Chambers. United States District Attorney at In dianapolis, to prevent the arrest of W. W. Dudley on the charge ot the viola tion of the election laws of Indiana in the Presidential election, and proceeded to address the Senate. He spoke of the crime as having inflicted an indelible stain on the purity of the election and impeached the integrity of the political result that followed. He said the fact of the crime was open, universally known and confessed by its perpetrators, and yet by constant vigilance in obstructing the law and denying and preventing jus tice, the crime bad gone thus far unpun ished. The beneficiary of the polluted ballot-box, now in high place, had feit compelled to shield the corrupt instru ment of that success fr m the penalties due such notorious guilt. THE DUDLEY DOCUMENT DISCUSSED. Voorheeß sent to the Clerk's desk and had read the notorious " blocks of five" letter, and went on to Fay that the days and weeks which immediately followed the publication of that polluted and pol luting campaign document would always be remembered for the audacity aud fecundity with which the most self evident falsehoods were conceived and put forth by the Republican press to avoid the odium and escape legal penal ties of an organized attempt at wholesale bribery. This document, emanating officially from the National Republican Commit tee, had pointed, he said, to the fact that an ample corruption fund was ready in hand, and gave explicit directions for its use by agents selected for their skill in such rascality. He spoke of Dudley as tho immediate personal representative in the Nath nal Republican Committee of Benjamin Har rison, the candidate for the Presidency and now President of the United States. He had bten put upon that committee at the earnest re quest of Mr. Harrison, and between them were the most confidential and per sonal relations. They had been political Siamese twins in the State of Indiana. When, therefore, the ncherne of bribery and corruption was exposed on the 31st of October far and near, as fast as lightning could carry the shameful story, was it to be supposed that Dudley left without advice, instruction and as sistance? Senator Quay, Chairman of the National Republican Committee and Senator from the State of Pennsylvania, arrived at Indianapolis and held repeated and protracted conferences with those who held tbe fate of Dudley and the in terests of the Republican paity in the hollow of their hands. QUAY, THE SILENT, SPEAKS. Quay—l say it is not true that in In dianapolis I conferred with those who held the Republican party in the hollow of their hand, or conferred with any one in regard to Dudley's case. Voorhees—Does the Senator deny that he called on President-elect Harrison in Indianapolis? Quay—l called on President elect Har rison. Voorhees—The Senator will not blame me if I draw the inference that he wanted the prosecution of Dudley stopped, and that he went to Indianapolis to see him, and that he did say certain things in quarters where it would do most good, and with an emphaeis which was nor forgotten. Voorhees went on to speak of Dudley's threats to use the dynamite which he had in his pocket in case an attempt was made to inflict punishment upon him, and also criticised severely the part which Judge Woods was represented as taking in preventing the finding of a bill of indictment against Dudley. In view of the indignity, injustice and open out rage inflicted upon the people of Indiana in the name and by the authority of the Republican National Committee, aided and abetted by the action of the Federal courts, it should not be strange that as a representative of that insulted people he should like to know by whose instruc tions and by what authority of law Ihe responsible law officer of the Government in Indianapolis felt himself warranted a few weeks ago in ordering the United States Commissioner not to issue a war rant for Dudley's arrest when he ven tured to return to Indianapolis for the first time in more than a year. In be half of the people of Indiana ho desired the Attorney-General of the United States to inform the Senate whether the action of his official subordinate was inspired by his instructions, or met with his approval. No better opportunity could present itself to President Harrison than was now presented to define his connection with Dudley and Dudley's crime. In conclusion Voorhees declared bribe givers, bribe-takora, and all endorsers of bribery, should be regarded as pirates and enemies of the human race. EDMUNDS OFFERS AN AMENDMENT. Edmunds offered an amendment to Voorhees' preamble and resolution, so as to strike out the preamble and make it read: "That the Attorney-General be and is hereby instructed to inform the Senate what instructions, if any, the De partment of Justice has given District Attorney Chambers, for the District of Indiana, on the subject of the arrest of W. W. Dudley, or his exempMon from arrest, and by what authority of law such instructions have been given; and that copies of all 6uch correspondence be transmitted to the Senate." He expressed, sarcastically, his admi ration of and concurrence in the beauti ful tribute of the Senator from Indiana to the value of political morality. He also gave his adhesion to Voorhees' de nunciation of political immorality. If Dudley had done the things imputed to him, he had certainly committed, if not a crime against the United States, a crime against that class of public moral ity which the Senator had so beautifully described, and which, as he said, was so essential to the safety and perpetuity of republican institutions. It might have been forgery. There were instances of such political forgeries about the time of Presidential elections, such as the Morey letter. But he was glad the leaders of the Democratic party had apparently re formed, and that now, at least, on the anniversary of the battle of New Or leans, there was some evidence of alle iriance to the principles of the only real Democrat he had ever heard of—General tlkiclison ■ Voorhees—lf the Dudley letter is a forgery, why is it he has not brought his libel suits againbt New York papers to a trial. _ „ Edmunds—lf Mr. Dudley has any libel suits and does not prosecute them, the defendants are entitled to have them dismissed. This letter, assuming it to be genuine, was an offense, I take it, against the laws of Indiana; and if this letter of Dudley's was used or attempted to be used to currupt voters, where is the mßiesty of the law in that noble State? In this connection Edmunds com mented upon the failure of the Demo cratic United States District Attorney, before the change of administration, to bring the matter to the attention of the Grand Jury. That Democratic official, he said, having apparently done hia whole duty in sifting and preparing the evidence, saw such a flood of light that he did not care to have any more hand in the business and resigned. THE ALLEGED WHITAKER LETTER. He intimated that the Dudley letter might have been suggested by or imitated from one which had been sent out by Mr. Whitaker, of Martinsville, Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, on the 7th of September, 1888, and which was recently published in an editorial in the Terre Haute Ex press. To the Terre Haute Express the Dudley letter seemed to be a child or twin sister of this Whitaker letter, wtiich he sent to the Clerk's desk and had read. lM mini (la continued: "Now this Whitaker letter may be a forgery, but its likeness to the so-called Dudley let ter is so perfect and peculiar, that I shall he bound to say, if I were a juror, that the man who wrote it on the 7th of Sep tember, wrote the Dudley letter and palmed it off as a letter from the Na tional Republican Committee.'' Edmunds then branched off on the question of the recent political crimes in Indiana, and spoke of the forgery of tally-sheets in the Indianapolis election of 1886, for which Coy, a member of the Common Council was sent to the peni tentiary for eighteen months; how the Democratic members of the Common Council refused to vote for his expul sion, and how he drew his pay as a member of the Common Council at the same time he was "serving his country* in the penitentiary. He also referred to a statement as to inmates of the poor house and insane asylum being taken to che polls in Marion county, uuder direc tion of Miller, a former Democratic treasurer of the county, where everyone of them voted the straight Damocratic ticket. These, he said, were some sam ples that had been Eent to him. They were not peculiar to Indiana,Jbut taira had been going on systematized, per sistent, organized party frauds on the part of people who called themselves Democrats and Democratic organiza tions, which might have led somebody in Indiana to follow the Martinsville precedent. If so, he should be punished, and he hoped the Senate would not stop until corruption and dishonesty at elec tions should be utterly cast away. EDMUNDS' COACHING. Mr. Voorhees said the Senator from Vermont held a brief for the Attorney- Geteral, and had spoken for him. The Senator had been coached very thor oughly this morning by the Attorney- General in person. The Maitinsvillo letter was "nothing at a discount." There was no such letter. As to the Coy case, he had been sent to the peni tentiary for eighteen months by ' the worst, most partisan, uufair and mali cious court organized since the days of Jeffries. But Coy had returned with a pardon so far as his fine was concerned, which public opinion had forced upon President Harrison. So infamous were the rulings of Judge Woods, which sent Coy to the penitentiary, that the people, irrespective of party, spat upon them and put their ban upon them the first opportunity they had. EDMUNDS' AMENDMENT ADOPTED. At the close of the discussion Edmunds' amendment was agreed to, by a party vote of 31 to 24, and the resolution thus amended was adopted. Voorhees remarked that he would find some way to ascertain the judgment of the Law Department on the action of its subordinate. After executive session the Senate adjourned. House Proceedings. Washington, January B.—The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, recomme nd iiig that an estimated appropriation of $450,000 for a public building at San Francisco be mnde in the deficiency appropriation bill. The House then went into Committee of the Whole for further consideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill. After striking out several clauses in the bill, the committee rose and the bill passed. Adjourned until Friday. TAKIIF HEAKINtiS, The Distillers l»o Nut Want Free Whiskey. Washington, January B.—The Ways and Means Committee this morning heard more arguments on the tobacco question, and in the afternoon heard several gentlemen connected with the wine and spirit interest. George T. Stagg, of Kentucky, read a statement, and said the distillers do not ask a re peal of the internal revenue laws, as it would, while increasing business, tem porarily result in over production and consequent depression. They would like to have the tax reduced from ninety to fifty cents a gallon. There were other matters in which the distil lers sought relief, and they were connected with the adminis tration of the law. F. G. Earnest, of New Orleans, repre senting the rice millers, asked that in the new tariff the bill of definitions of the various kinds of rice be made more exact. Congressman Lansing, of New York, endeavored to impress upon the com mittee the desirability of giving agri culture the same degree of protection given manufactures. The business of raising seeds was practically manufactur ing. He wanted a duty of 40 cents a bushel on peas and beans raised for seed; 20 cents, instead of 10 cents, on barley, and $4, instead of $2, on hay. Representatives of many leading cut tobacco manufactories of the country met here today and organized a trade mark association, having for its object the protection of its members in the use of legitimate trade marks. Arizona Criminal* Sentenced. Tombstone, Ariz., January 8. —The District Court adjourned today after sen tencing eleven criminals to the Yuma Penitentiary, among them Frank Leslie, for life, for the murder of his paramour. Leslie was a partner of the late M. E. Joyce on a ranch in this county, and killed "Billy, the Kid," years ago. Les lie was a scout under General Miles in several Indian campaigns. THE WORLD'S FAIR. Chicago's Rivals Jealous of Her Advantage. ST. LOUIS' CLAIMS ADVANCED. Governor Francis and Othors Set Forth That City's Peculiar Advantages. ;Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbrald.) Washington, January B.—The ad ion of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in deciding to consider the World's Fair bill has caused a lively commotion among the representatives of the cities striving to secure the fair. The impression is growing that the Chicago people have scored an advan tage iv getting a bill before the com mittee which is supposed to lean in its favor, and the other claimants arp re sentful over what they regard as a breach of the spirit of the agreement entered into by the four cities. This morning Representative Flower saw Speaker Reed, and getting him to call several members of the Committee on Rules to gether, earnestly requested on behalf of New York, Washington and St. Louis, that immediate provision be made for the appointment of a select committee to consider the World's Fair bill, and re lieve the Foreign Affairs Committee of its self-imposed duty. The Committee on Rules will probably act on the request tomorrow. At present some of the mem bers tbink well of the proposition to re port to the House something in the nature of a set of instructions to the Foreign Affairs Committee, which will direct it to formulate a bill setting the time for the World's Fair, and making a suitable appropriation to meet the ex pense, but leaving to the House the selection of the place where the fair is to be held. ST. 1,01 IV fJL.AIM.B. Her Representatives Before ibe Senate special Committee. Washington, January 8. —The Senate Special Committee on the World's Fair of '92 met this morniog, and decided that St. Louis should be heard today, Chicago tomorrow, Washington Friday and Now York Saturday. Governor Francis opened the discussion on behalf of St. Louis. Governor Francis said he and the gen tlemen with him came representing peo ple who were hospitable by instinct and were schooled in entertaining. If they i could not convince the committee that i St. Louis was well able to take care of • the great international exposition they would not lay claim to it. They believed i great good would accrue to the nation , from the location of the fair in St. Louis. > He was followed by Colonel C. H. ■ Jones, of St. Louis, who spoke in high eulogy of that city. He hoped every foreign visitor to the comijg expositkn ! would visit Washington and see for him self the home and working of the Federal Government. But while that foreign visitor contemplated it, he would natu ' rally ask: ',Whence comes the dynamic force that propels and the wealth that , supports this mighty popular eDgine?" and the exposition would point him directly to the wonderful Mississippi valley, the principal seat of the nation's productiveness, and where in the not far ■ distant future would be found a popula tion far outnumbering the teeming mil lions of JJurope. In that valley lay St. ' Louis, the central ganglion of its dis | tributing system. St. Louis asked the . committee to consider these facts in locating the World's Fair, One of the ; competing cities (meauing New York) . pointed to tho ease with which that city could be reached by foreign visitors. If. the desire was to make a goad imp'es sion upon foreigners, then unquestion ably the fair should be held near the center of the nation's productiveness i and power. It was the question of popu lation which should determine the loca tion of the exposition, |.md not the pref ! erence of the corporal's guard of ' foreigners who might possibly be in duced to attend it. > In connection with population he asked attention to a map hung in the committee room with circles of a radius of 500 miles drawn around the cities of New York, Chicago and St. Louis. That map shows, he said, a population of 20,100,000 around New York, 21,700,000 around Chicago, and 23,800,000 around St. Louis. These figures were based on the census of 1880. Taking the popula tion of the present time, New York would represent 24,000,000, Chicago 27,000,000, and St. Louis 30,000,000. The speaker then took up the question of transportation facilities, and showed that the railroad mileage within the New York circle was 34,000 miles, within the Chicago circle 65,000 miles, and within the St. Louis circle 70,000 miles. That meant that not only was there a larger population within easy reaching distance of St. Louis, but that St. Louis had a very marked advantage over other citieß. That was independent oi 22,000 miles of river navigation con nected by the Mississippi river with the wharves of St. Louis. Jones spoke at some length of the ad mirable sites around St. Louis, St. Louis' abundant water supply, hotel accommo dations, etc.. and closed by saying that should St. Louis' petition be denied, she will not retire sulking, but shall address herself promptly to set in motion the resources of her trade territory. Ex-Governor Stannard followed Mr. Jones in a brief address, after which the committee adjourned until Friday, when Washington's representative will be heard. The Boomers' 1:1 Dorado, Spokane Falls, Wash., January B.— A conference between the Cotir d'Alene Indians and officers of the Government was held at Desmet Mission yesterday, resulting in the Bigning of a treaty whereby 220,000 acres of the most valu able land of the reservation was con veyed to the United States. The tract embraces a large amount of rich min eral and fine timber land. "Boomers" have been camping on the borders of the reservation for months, ready to move on as soon as the treaty was consum mated. Tbe Peking's Prolonged Absence. San Francisco, January B.—The steamer City of Peking, due here from China, Sunday, bad not been sighted at a late hour tonight. No uneasiness for her safety is so far expressed by the agents, as they think she has encountered stormy weather. Separation of Ohurch and State. Bio db Janeiro, January B.—An official decree, just promulgated, proclaims the separation of church and state, guaran tees religious liberty equally, and con tinues the life stipends granted under the monarchy.