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.UILY HERALD. ; —PUBLISHED— SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. ' JOSEPH D. LYNCH, JAMBS J. AYKRS. ' AVERS A LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. ' Entered at tbe postoffioe at Los Angeles *c second-class matter.] DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At SOc. per Week, or 80c. »er month. mil BY MAIL, INCLUDING POSTAGE I D aily Hbrald, one year $8 00 Daily Hbrald, six months 4-2f> Daily Hbrald, three months 2 25 Wskkly Hbrald, one year 2.00 W sskly Hbrald, six months 1.00 Wbbkly Hkbald, three months 60 Illustrated Hbrald, per copy .15 The "Dally Herald" Kay be found in San Francisco at tbe Palace hotel news-stand; in Chicago at the Postofflce news-stand, 103 East Adams street; in Denver at Smith A Sons' newt-stand, Fifteenth and Lawrence streets. Office of Publication. 123-125 West Second street '<os Angeles. Telephone No. 156 FRIDAY. JANUARY 10, 1890. An Interesting- Controversy on Pro tection and free Trade—Glad stone vs. Blaine. [No. 1.1 The world has been on the gui vive for some time for the approaching contro versy in the North American Review on Free Trade versus Protection, Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone having been assigned to the first head, and the Hon. James G. Blame to the second. There is a popular misapprehension as to the nature of this discussion. It has been supposed to be a duel between Gladstone •nd Blame, with a regular cartel, a pick ing up of the gauntlet, and the conse quent arbitrament of the lists. As a matter of fact, it proves to be a review, by Mr. Gladstone, of a book written before the last Presidential election, by Mr. N. McKay, of New York, entitled "Free Trade Toilers" and "Starvation Wages for Men and Women." Mr. Gladstone expressly states in his article, published in the North American Review, that he had with held his contribution to tariff litera ture until after the result of the Presi dential election had been declared, deeming that it would be a gross imper tinence for him to appear to throw his influence into that important struggle, which ought to be determined by Ameri cans without even the suggestion of for eign dictation. His article seems to have been submitted to Mr. Blame, either in manuscript or in the proof, and that gentleman's connection with tbe matter appears to have been a pure business afterthought of the enterprising editors and managers of the Review, al though, of coarse, Mr. Blame's carefully prepared views are worthy of attention 1 from a man of his ability and position. < It is hopeless to review this notable con- > troversy within the compass of a single ' newspaper article. We shall therefore ' devote one article to Mr. Gladstone, an other to Mr. Blame and a third to the ( position of the Democratic party on the ( question. I This discussion, made joint by the editors of the North American Review, occupies fully fifty : fonr pages of that publication, tbe Bpacs being almost equally divided between the two dis tinguished controversialists. Mr. Glad- Stone first applies himself to recognizirg in the argument underlying Mr. McKay's book, as he expresses it, "an old friend with a new face." This illustrious British statesman is so old that he was himself a not insignificant participant in ! the old Corn Law agitation in Great Britain, in which ' protection re ceived its death-blow. Iv this portion of his quite luminous review, he adverts to the wage question, on which Mr. Mc- Kay dwells with great persistency; and, as the illustrious Englishman asserts, on perverted figures. He says: "Let me "now mark the exact point to which we "have advanced. Like a phonograph of "Mr. Edison, the American Protectionist "simply repeats on his side of the Atlan "tic what has been first and often, "and long ago, said on oars. Under "protection our wages were, on the "whole, higher than those on the coa "tinent. Under protection, American "wages are higher than those of Great "Britain. We argued then, pott hoc, "ergo propter hoc. He now argues, just "listen to his phonograph, post hoc, ergo "propter hoc. * * * * That the "American rate of wages is higher than "ours I concede." But while Mr. Glad stone concedes this fact of higher wages, he claims that it is a mere accidental "concomitancy," and that in a country like the United States there may be high wages and great prosperity in spite of protection. Mr. Gladstone next devotes himself to • chapter on the wages of the British workman, in which he shows that Mr. McKay, whose book he is reviewing, has grossly understated the average wages of the British artisan. As the writer has been many times Chancellor of the British Exchequer, and is confessedly the most laborious as well as perhaps tbe most brilliant man who ever filled that distinguished office, we are compelled to accept his correction of Mr. McKay's Statements. In addition, be enters into exhaustive figures which show that, under free trade, tbe wages of English workmen have increased from fifty to one hundred per cent., while the prices of the necessaries of life in England have not only not increased bnt have diminished. The cardinal position of Mr. Gladstone may be briefly indiiated in the following passage: "The argument of the Free "Trader is that the legislator ought "never to interfere, or ought only to iu "terfere so far as imperative fiscal neces sity may require it, with the natural; "law of distribution. j "All interference with it by a gov ernment in order to encourage some "dearer method of production at "borne in preference to a cheaper "method of production abroad, "may fairly be termed artificial. And] "•very such interference means simply j THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HBRALD: FRIDAY MORNING JANUARY 10 18X0. "a diminution of the national wealth. If "region A grows corn at home for fifty "shillings with which region B can sup "ply it at forty, and region B manufac "tures cloth at twenty shillings with "which region A can supply it at fifteen, "the national wealth of each is dimin ished by the ten and the five shillings "respectively." This is the keynote of Mr. Gladstone's for free trade. He believee that protection is robbery, and that the only thing that can justify its applica tion under any circumstances is the necessity of raising revenue by a govern ment. He re-affirms a statement Vhich he made years ago, that under free trade the United States would displace Eng land in many markets of the world, although he modifies it by the statement that while the United States would ex ceed England, owing to the almost illim itable resources oi the former, the com | parison being in coal, for instance, England's 1 to the United Stateß's 36, yet nevertheless England, though t eclipsed, would be greater and richer than she is now. Mr. Gladstone presents in the follow ing the hardest nut the Protectionists have to crack: "But the view of the "genuine Protectionist is the direct oppo site to this. I understand his conten- "tion to be that protection is (as I should "say freedom is) a mine of wealth; "that a greater aggregate profit re "sults from what you would call keeping "labor and capital at home than from "letting them seek employment wher ever in the whole world they can find "it most economically. But if this is "really so, if there be this inborn fertil ity in the principle itself, why are the "several States of the Union precluded "from applying it within their "own respective borders ? If the aggre gate would be made richer by this "internal application of protection to "the parts, why is it not so applied ? "On tbe other hand, if the country as a "whole would by this device be made "not richer but poorer, through the in terference with the natural lawß of pro "duction, then how is it that by similar "interference the aggregate cf the States, "the great commonwealth of America, "can be made, in its general balance "sheet, not poorer but richer?" Mr. Gladstone devotes a portion of his i consummately able argument to showing how the enhanced price of protected staples requires a much larger capital with which to handle them. He next applies himself to proving, to his own satisfaction, that proposition so abhorrent to the Protectionist, that protection, in stead of raising the price of labor, lowers it, patting his postulate in the language, "A country cannot possibly raise its "aggregate wage fund by protection, but "must inevitably reduce it." He explains the prosperity of the United States, in spite of protection, by its unrivaled resources, and concludes bis quite memorable free trade argument by a dissertation on tbe immorality of protection. Of course, we have given a mere hint of the luminous arguments of the "grand old man." There is a conventional limit to a newspaper article which we have reached, if we have not exceeded. His paper is characterized by his old time acumen, eloquence and perspi cacity. In our next issue we shall take a lightning glance at Mr. Blame's pre-1 sentment of the protection side of the ] i question. I The Girls' Home. A few days ag-j the Board of Directors of the Girls' Home held a meeting for I the purpose of passing a resolution au thorizing the officers to raise money by mortgage upon the Home in order to clear off urgent and pressing debts. This was the only recourse the Directors had to enable them to continue to offer an asylum to poor girls who had gone astray and required a helping hand in their hour of need. The gentlemen who are at the head of this institution know the great amount of good it has dove. Unfortunately, their work is such that much publicity cannot be given to it. Whilst the institu tion h.is, in a very quiet way, saved a great number of young girls from a life of shame and restored thorn to so ciety, it is prohibited, for obvious rea sons, from making anything more than a very remote and general reference to them. Publicity would at once destroy the efficiency of the institution, and therefore there is a lack oi exact know ledge amongst the people as to tho value of the work done, which militates very seriously against the power of the Direc tors to get such voluntary support from the public aa is necessary to its main tenance. It is a curious fact, which it is dif ficult for the gentlemen at the head of tbe institution to understand, that the work of the Home receives active and positive antagonism from a large number of in fluential ladies. No reason can be given for this, and it seems almoit paradoxical that an institution devoted to the rescue from a life of shame of wayward girls who had taken a false step, or who were in danger of doing bo, should be frowned upoD, antagonizsd and tabooed by women. Yet, we are sorry to say that euch is the fact, and that nearly all the difficulties the Home has had to contend with have come from the prejudice created against it by the Bex which one would naturally suppose would be its best friends and most liberal sup porters. The Directors will raise by mortgage monay enough to clear it of pressing debts, and will keep the Home going as long as they can. When the laat resources are gone, and collections for its maintenance cannot be raised from the pnblic—a conjuncture which we hope may not arise—the institution will be closed. But not till then. In the meantime thoße who believe that such an institution should be maintained will gladden the hearts of the struggling Directors if they will favor it with con tributions. In the death of Hon. William D. Kelley, who for quite a number of years was the Father of the House of Repre sentatives, the Republican party loses one of its ablest, most alert and forcible mambers, and the cause of protection one of its most doughty and indefatigable champions. He won his sobriquet of "Pig Iron" Kelley by his iron-clad devo tion to the Pennsylvania Iron Masters. He was on many grounds a man of mark. Like Hon. Samuel J. Randall and Mr! Neal, he was always sure of a re election, the people of Philadelphia taking a pride la being represented by distinguished and influential citizens, making politics a secondary consideration to accomplish this sensible end. A brief biographical Bketch of Mr. Kelley appears elsewhere. The fight between the four cities that want the World's Fair in 1892 is getting to be interesting. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom the question has been referred, are begging off. They don't want to make the choice, and de sires that a special committee be ap pointed to handle it. The cities are pre senting their respective claims to the Fair, and St. Louis starts out by showing that she is in the accessible center of a larger population than any of her rivals. New York will found its claim upon the fact that she can be more readily reached by people from over the water, and that she possesses the Four Hundred. Wash ington's claim will be that she is the capital. But when it comes to Chicago she will advance the best reasons, for she will offer to spend dollars to her rivals' cents. Chicago is in the field to win, no matter at what cost. As an earnest of the appreciation of his neighbors and the confidence of his fellow-townsmen in the ability and integrity of Mr. Henry W. Patton, the Chamber of Commerce, with astonishing unanimity, yesterday elected him permanent Secretary. This may not have been intended as a re buke to the Harrison administration for dismissing him from the office of Register on a frivolous and trumpery charge, but it shows that if the Government don't know a good and efficient man when it has him, the people do. AMUSEMENTS. The Union Square company, with A Possible Case, is still the only attraction in tbe city. It is filling the Los Angeles nightly. Tomorrow there will be a grand mating. _ Tlie Spider and Fly, which will be given at the Grand tpera house next week, does not lay much pretense to literary merit. It is, as its name indi cates, a pantomime burlesque, and was written solely for the purpose of enabling the capable people employed in its pro duction to afford mirth and merriment to the audiences assembled to witness it. Among others of the capable cast may be mentioned Bessie Cleveland, Hilda Thomas, Ada Dare, the Allen sisters, Louise and Bay, Jas, R. Adams and Thomas Dare. The scenery for the production is carried with the company. There is still an excellent ground for the hope that the Juch opera company will delight the people oi thiß city. Ar rangements have been perfected by tbe management of the Grand by which the attraction booked for the week begin ning January 27th is to be shifted to a later date, and thus give the Juch com pany that week. This proposition ema nated from the Juch'e manager himself, and therefore the ground for hope that the plan will succeed. It only remains for the opera company formally to ratify the proposition made by themselves. It will be known in a day or two whether or not it is to be so. Poultry In California. Mr. W. B. Neebet's poultry paper en titled Poultry in California is out for the current month. It is a very excellent little journal, doing much good in its special line. All those engaged in the poultry business should have it, even farmers who keep only a few chickens abont the house. Those who read it will learn how to make poultry-raising so profitable that they will be sure to in crease their flocks. Ella Garrett Adopted. Yesterday Mrs. Eleanor 0. Ransome applied to the courts to be allowed to adopt Ella Garrett, the 12-year-old dauehter of Captain F. M. Garrett, who is now in San Quentin serving a term of ten years for inceßt. The application was granted, and Ella has now a good home where she will be properly brought up and educated. Condensed Telegrams. I The Maryland Legislature haß elected E. K. Wilson United States Senator. One hundred West Point cadets have "the (irip." Several officers also have it, and twenty of the Engineer corps are BLeezing. James N. Elkins, cashier of the North westorn Express Company at St. Paul, shot and killed himself. His affairs with the company were in good shape, and no cause is assigned for the act. It is stated that seven great flour mills at Milwaukee have formed a combina tion, involving $5,000,000 capital and an annual output of a million and a half barrels of fl jur, to fight the English syn dicate milis. The steamer Ben Hur, when near Parkersburg, W. Va., burst her cylin ders, and tbe escaping steam killed John Warden, fatally burned Fireman John Beeseand badly hurt a man named Lauson. Near Winamac, Ind., in a quarrel be tween Charles Kuryart and Ferdinand Gaßtings about the dividing line between their farms, Gastings shot and killed Kuryart's child. The slayer then thot his own head off. President Foster, of the Republican Lwague Club, swears that he did not write the "Fry the Fat" circular. He says Col. Dudley suggested the popular subscription plan. The league got $5,000 from the National Committee. Dr. Kniffen and Miss Purcell, sus pected of complicity in the murder of Mrs. Kniffen, at Trenton, N. J., have been released on a writ of habeas corpus issued by Chief Justice Beasley. Bail of $20,000 in each case was furnished by twenty-eight prominent citizens. A Pierre, S. D., special eavs: Presi dent Hughett, of the Dakota Central railroad, claims the coveted "one mile square" opposite this city for tho rail road. He says it was lawfully pur chased from the Indians and paid for. These new complications may cause re newed trouble. The Denver Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade have accepted reso lutions endorsing Chicaoo as the proper place for holding the World's Fair in 1892, and requesting Colorado's repre sentatives in Congress and her Senators to cast their votes in favor of that city, i EASTERN HAPPENINGS. A Terrible Disaster at Louisville. THE COLIAPSE OF A CAISSON. Fourteen Men Smothered to x) ea t u in the Quicksands of ! Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbrald. Louisville, January 9.—The most ap palling accident known here in many years occurred this evening about 6 o'clock. Caisson No. 1, about one hun dred yards from the Kentucky shore, used in the construction of the new bridge between Louisville and Jefferson ville, suddenly gave way, and the work men employed in it were either drowned or crushed to death by the stone and timbers. As the workmen at the pump ing station were looking for the men in the caisson to put off in their boats, leaving for the night, they suddenly saw the low, dark structure disappear in tbe dashing white waves. The life-saving station was immediately notified of tbe accident, and three skiffs were manned and pulled to the scene of the wreck. Word was also sent to the Police Station, and a squad of officers was at once ordered to the ground to aid in the work of recovery. The site of the bridge is at the upper end of tho city, just below Tow Head island. Within an hour from the disap pearance of tbe caisson three thousand people were on the shore, and strained their eyes trying to see something of tbe wreckage. Dozens of boats were plying about over the spot where the caisson had stood, and lights danced to and fro with them, but there was no trace of the massive structure of stone and timber. It was soon known that only four of the eighteen who were at work at the time of the accident had escaped. tub victims. Following are the names of the vic tims : William Haynen, 40 years old. John Knox, 28 years old. McAdaras, aged 26, Hyde Park, Pa. Frank Mahar, 23 years old, native of New Jersey. PatNaylor, 27 years, Philadelphia. Tomas Ash (colored), aged 30, Hender son, Ky. Monroe Bowling (colored), aged 34, Henderson, Kv. Charles Chiles (colored), aged 30, Henderson, Ky. Thomas Johnson (colored), aged 30, Henderson, Ky. Joseph Gordon (colored), aged 25, Henderson, Ky. Hamilton Morris, aged 20, Henderson, Ky. Thomas Smith, aged 27, Henderson, Ky. Frank Soaper (colored), aged 26, Hen derson, Ky. Robert Tyler, 16 years old, Hender son, Ky. STORY OF SURVIVORS. The last man out of the caisson was Frauk Haddix. He was barely saved by Murray, who dragged him from where he wns caught waist deep iv the quicksand. I Abe,Taylor, one of tho saved, says he stood nearest the iron ladder by which I tk*y £ot in and cut. He heard a rue- Ming, and there was a rush ot air almost at the Bamo me/ant. He jumpad up the rungs of the ladder, followed by theo her men. They hs.d hardly got clear of the caisson when the water burst through the manhole, knocking them all into the river, where they were picked up. Had dix says he saw Morris, who was climb ing next bft'ow himself, swiftly drawn under by the sand, and heard his cries for help, but could do nothing. NO HOPE FOR THE UNFORTUNATES. The caisson is not wrecked, as at first supposed, but has settled down in the bed of the Btreain, and is completely filled with sand and water. The pump ing station is hard at work clearing the way to the bodies, but none can be reached tonight. There seems abso lutely no hopo for any of those caught within the cai-eon. The negroes who escaped say John Knox, tho gang bo2B, had them dig too deep before letting the caisson settle, and the digging was too close to the shore of the caisson. Just before the accident Knox gave some order to the keeper in charge of the upper door to tbe exit. He opened the door, and tho com pressed air, which kept out the river, rushed out, letting in the stream. The men Bay they were working in an ugly quicksand at tbe time. The caisson was about forty feet by twenty, and built of timbers twelve inches square. IIRICE UETI TH£BE, He Receives tbe caucus Nomina tion for Senator. Columbus, Ohio, January o.—The Democratic members of the Legislature convened in caucuß this evening for the purpose of selecting a candidate to be voted upon for United States Senator to succeed Henry 8. Payne. There were numerous attempts to effect a combina tion during the afternoon, but they all failed. Tbe caucus was called to order at 7:40, and the roll-call showed seventy three of seventy-seven members present, forty being necessary to make a choice in the caucus. Representative Hunt, of Shelby, presented the name of Calvin S. Brico, it being received with loud ap plause. Representative Haggerty pre sented the name of Hon. John H. Thomas, and Representative Forbes that of John A. McMahon. Several other names were presented. The first ballot resulted: Brice, 29; Thomas, 11; McMahon, 14; Baker, 6; Hunt, 2; Neel,2; Seney, 2; Geddes,2; McSweeney, 4; Outhwaite, 1. The name ol Hunt was withdrawn, and the second ballot stood: Brice, 53; Thomas, 3; McMahon, 13; Baker, 1; Seney, 2; Outhwaite, 1. Monott, ou behalf of Thomas, moved that the nomi nation be made unanimous, which was agreed to with a whirl and much enthu siasm. Colonel Brice was brought in by a committee, and made a brief speech, thanking the legislators for the honor bsstowed upon him. THE IOWA PROHIRS. What Tbey Want tbe Legislature and. Congress to Ro. Dks Moines, la.. January 9.— The Prohibition State Convention met here today and adopted a lengthy Bet of reso lutions. Tney demand from the Legis lature, which Is about to meet, the en actment of taws which shall compel the absolute enforcement of tbe prohibitory law in every county, city and town in the State. Local option and high license are declare* 1 to be mere subterfuges and apologies fi )r the toleration of crimes, and the convention ia unalterably op posed to them. The legislators are noti fied that "Our continued confidence and support can only bo retained by the truthful maintenance and enforcement of the prohibitory law." Congress is asked to amend the Inter state Commerce law to prohibit the im portation of liquors into prohibition States, except in ciurormity with the State regulation*, and to amend the In ternal revjuue Hw so as to prohibit the Hate of rovenilu stamps to liquor dealers in prohibition States, except to persons authorized by law iv Euch States to sell liquors. "In view of tho fearful destruction of life, loss of health, and injury to the morals and well-being of the people by the sale and use of intoxicating liquors," Congress is asked to appoint a commis sion to thoroughly investigate the ques tion and publish for the information of the people the facts ascertained. SUfUItIAKY JISHCE. A New Mexico Desperado Hanged br « Mob. Denver, January 9.—A special from SiHta Fe, N. M., says: An unknbwn Mexican desperado has for some time been terrorizing the mining camp of Georgetown by shooting at inoffensive citizens. A few days ago an attempt was made to arrest him, but he "got the drop" on the officers and made his escape into the mountains. Emboldened by his success he returned yesterday and began shooting at several citizens, when a posse was organized and succeeded in effecting his arrest. While taking the prisoner to jet.il a mob of masked men met them, who took the prisoner to a neighboring grove, hanged hitn to a tree and riddled hn body with bullets. Noth ing is known of the man, except that he was a companion of a notorious Mexican outlaw who infested the locality of Silver City for several months. FAST iU AIL. WRECKED. Thirty-Two Pouches of Westbound Registered natter Rurned. Denvbr, January 9. —A Cheyenne, Wyoming, special says: At 5:25 this morning the westbound fa*t mail on the Union Pacific was wrecked at Sidney by a broken switch. The two engines passed over safely, but the remainder of the train, consisting of mail cars, storage and baggnge-car and two sleepers, was whirled along the track for several hun dred feet and turned over. The baggage and postal agents were badly bruised, but not seriously. None of the passen gers were injured. The wreck took fire from a lamp in the mail car, and the en tire train, with tbe exception of one sleeper and tho dining-car, was con sumed, together with all the mail for Wyoming, Idaho, Nevuda, Oregon, Cali fornia, Montana and Washington. Thirty-two pouches of registered rrnul were among that burned. The loas is estimated at $30,000. "Walton's Yacht. Boston, January 9. —The new yacht do-igned by Watson, of London, to com pute for tbe America cup, promises to be a speedy boat. The lead keel will be cast in one piece, weighing seventy-two tons, and having an aperture to allow the center-board to work in. The center board will add seven feet to the draught. The angle of the yacht's sternpost is fairly in line with the extreme after end of the lead keel. There will be a very graceful cutwater with a long, light counter, and even more sheer than the Irex, although the great rake to the stern poet keel is not excessively rounded, nor the forefoot so freely cut away as the Tilistle's. The sail area will be 7,560 to 8,000 feet, probabiy the latter figures. Thin is 1,900 lees than the Tnistle, but 1,000 more than tbe Irex, and 1,200 more than the Valkyrie. Floods in Hlasaui >. St. Louis, January 9. —A special to the Republic from Poplar Bluff, Mo., Bays: Reports of tho damage done by the recent floods are coming in daily. * Word was received here today of the narrow escape of two families from drowning, who live in a creek bottom about, fifteen miles from this city. Thousands of bushels of corn, still in shuck, not having been har vested, have beeu swept away, and many fine farms in the Cane creek bottoms are covered witb driftwood. Every bridge in the county has been swept a*ay, and this is the first day since the flood that tbe streem has been foidable. Much stock and thousands of rails are reported lost. Trlchluosts. CnicAoo, January 9. —A special from Minneapolis says: In the lii.de German settlement of Waltham, Minn., several miles distant from the railroad, there are twenty-nine cases of trichinosis. A few days before Christmas a laborer named Schick slaughtered four hogs, and thirty three persons sat down to dinner. Now all but four are prostrated, and the local physicians pronounce tbe disease trichinosis. One child has died, and it is feared several of tbe adults cannot re cover. Grabbers Grabbed. Chicago, January 9 —At Neilson, Gehreke & Rozier'i-i bank, this afternoon, two men attempted to grab $1,500 while Ferdinand Gehreke was alone in the bank. Gehreke grabbed both men, and struggled so manfully that the thieves dropped their booty, and only one of them got away. The bank the thieves attempted to rob is situated in the ex treme northwestern part of the city. The Death Roll. Cincinnati, January 9. — Gardner Phipps, member of the well-known firm of Gardner, Phipps & Co., capitalists and provision dealers, died today of apo plexy. Rock Island, 111., January 9. —Baily Davenport died this evening of influer za. He was a son of Colonel George Daven port, the pioneer who was murdered. He was six times Mayor, and President of the People's National Bank. Suowplows Wrecked. Spokane Falls, January 9. —A rail road wreck in Central Washington, yes terday, resulted in the scalding of En gineer Melcher and one fireman. The accident occurred near Almira, and was caused by a snowdrift. Two rotary enow plows were "bucking the snow," when they struck a big drift with such force that the rear engine was forced com pletely on top of the forward one, and both were completely demolished. Sttanded In New York. New York, January 9. —Mary Brice, with ten children and $80, landed today. They all want to go to Los Angeles, Cal., but there is not money enough. The husband and sire of the family is there. All are held. At Liberty, Missouri, the attorney for James 'Sheetz, charged with tbe murder of John Luyton, of Illinois, pro cured a writ of habeas corpus, claiming the killing was done in self-defense. Judge Gray admitted Sheetz to bail in the sum of $1,500. The people are greatly incensed at the action of the court in treating the matter so lightly. . CABLE FLASHES. The Infant King of Spain Dying. THE PORTUGUESE IMBROGLIO. Tbe Ominous Gathering- of British Men-of-War at Zanzibar. Foreign Miscellany. [ \F,soctated Press Dispatches to tho Herald. 1 Madrid, January 9.—The illneßS of the infant King has assumed a moßt alarming phase. During last night he had convulsions and a high fever. He ia extremely weak. Tho royal physicians have little, if any, hope of hia recovery. At 2 o'clock this morning it seemed as though he were dead, but he subse quently rallied. S*fior Sagasta, Prime Minister, has beon summoned to the palace, where he is awaiting the end. The latest bulletin records a slight in crease of fever in the King's case. Many statesmen and diplomats «re constantly calling at the palace. Queen Christina has telegraphed to the Emperor of Aus tria that Alonzo is much worse. At 9 p. m. the gravest fears were felt for the life of Alonzo. The threatening feature is much increased prostration. At midnight the condition of Alfonso is regarded as hopeless. The bishops throughout the country are ordered to offer prayers for his recovery. Alfonso XIII., King of Spain, is a posthumous son of Alfonso XII, Be was born May 17, 1886, and is therefore 3 years, 8 months and 23 days old. He was proclaimed King on the day of his birth, with his mother as Queen Regent. The influenza is spreading in this city. &OHU MiSCHM.ASV, More Aristocrat* involved In the West a nrt Scandal. London, January 9.—ln the trial to day of the persons charged with con nection with the West End scandal, a boy witness referred to two aristocrats who frequently visited the house in Cleveland street. The Court ordered their names to be suppressed for the present, and that they be indicated as "Lord C." and "Lord L." Gladstone, at a rent dinner given to the Hawarden tenants, spoke on the subject of the nationalization of land. He could not approve it, becaußo he failed to see how the state could be a good and capable landlord. Berlin, January 9 —Tonight a solemn requiem was given in the chapel of the palace. The coffin was carried by twelve non-commissioned officers of Augusta's regiment, accompanied by torch-bear ers. The Emperor and Grand Duke of Baden followed the remains on foot. Surprise is expressed over the very early date fixed for the elections, Febru ary 20th. This action is interpreted as sign if y ing that the Government has abandoned all hope of forcing the social ist bill through the present Beichstag. Dublin, January 9 —An attachment has been issued against the Freeman's Journal in a suit for damages brought, by Captain O'Shea for comments upon him in connection with his suit for divorce. E. Dwyer Gray, proprietor of the Jour nal, says he is ready to meet Captain O'Shea in any court. Toronto, January 9.—The Globe's Ot tawa special says: A copy of the pro posed extradition treaty between the United States and Great Britain has been received by the Minister of Justice. The scope of the proposed treaty is very wide, in contrast with the treaty of 1842, which contains only four offences. If the pending treaty is adopted legislation by the Dominion Parliament will be nec essary to bring Canada under its pro visions. New York, January 9 —Cuba'a total sugar crop for 1889 wa5487,344 tons; that of 1888, 649,308 tons. Local consump tion in 1889 was 45,000 tons. ENGLAND'S CASUS IIELM. She Seems Bent on PortugMl'a Further Humiliation. London, January 9.—Petre, the British Minister at Lisbon, has telegraphed the reply of Gomes, tbe Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the last note of Lord Salisbury, in regard to affairs in Africa. The reply closes with tho ex pression of the hopo that the assurances in tbe note will prove satisfactory to the British Government. The Standard's Lisbon correspondent writea that Sefior Gomes, the Portuguese Foreign Minister, agrees to so much of England's demands as requires the sus pension cf all action on the Shire river and in Nyassaland, and the withdrawal of armed forces from the territory in dis pute. In the event of the failure of tbe negotiations, Portugal will appeal to the good offices of the great powers. It ia reported from Zanzibar that Rear- Admiral Freemantle's equadron, consist ing of fifteen unarmored cruisers, will sail tomorrow for a secret destination. The Boadicea, his flagship, is held ready to sail at a moment's notice. The Chronicle correspondent at Romo says Portugal suggested the Pope to act as arbitrator in the dispute between herself and England, but England re fused point blank to accept arbitration. Zanzibar. January 9. —The largeet fleet of British warships ever assembled in these waters is now hero. Others of the same nationality are constantly ar riving. Excitement is intense and spec ulation is rife concerning the object of the gathering. Indians Who are Wealthy. — J ■ Toe Oc age tribe of Indiana, whose res ervation is between Kansas and the Creek country, are five times as rich as the average of Americans, ten times rs rich as the average of Englishmen, ai d the French and Italians are paupers in comparison. There are among the Osage no penniless people, and none in want, except that insatiable want that always wants more. There are 1,501 of them, according to last year's census. They have in the United States Treasury $7,658,094 of their own money, drawirg 7 per cent, interest. This amounts to a capital of $5,175 apiece for the whole nation—men, women and child)en. But, besides this, they have 1.470,000 acres of land, equal to just 1,000 acres apiece. This land is fine and ara ble, and would sell for an aver age of $10 an aero, or $10,000 for each individual's portion. This makes each individual Osage Indian worth $15,172. Each family possesses $60,000 on an average, and the head of it, if he be industrious and enterprising, can grow $10,000 worth of crops a year on his 4,000 acres of land. He is raised per manently above want, and above fear of want.—[Pittsburg Dispatoh.