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DAILY HERALD. —TOBIMHBD— SEVEN DAYS A. WEEK. JOSEPH ». LYNCH. JAMS J. AT KB 8. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. Entered at the postofflce at Los Angelei as second-class matter.! DELIVERED BY CARRIERS At SOc. per Week, or 80c. per Monta. Office of Publication, 123-125 West Second street I.o* Angeles. Telephone No. 156 SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1890. Is He Aiming to be Blame's Suc cessor? There is one feature of the new Repub lican programme at Washington that is of special interest, and that is, has Hon. Tom B. Reed made up his mind to be the successor of the Hon. J. G. Blame ? It has been an open secret for years that Mr. Reed has been restive at the overshadowing influence of Mr. Blame in their common State of Maine. Unlike Frye and Hale, and even the venerable Hannibal Hamlin, he has declined to bs regarded as a mere lieutenant of the great chieftain. His position in the House of Representatives has been for years that of the leader on the Republican side. This has been accorded to him almost as fully as it was to Blame in the heyday of the latter's dashing Congressional career, and in far larger degree than Garfield ever succeeded in attaining. In an article contributed by Mr. Reed to the NoHh American Review during the latter part of last summer, on modifying the rules of the House of Representa tives, that gentleman clearly prefigured the present contest. When he wrote that treatise he knew perfectly well that death alone could prevent his being elected the next Speaker. He fore shadowed, in unmistakable terms, the purpose of himself and of his party asso ciates to take from the minority, irre spective of party, the rights of obstruct ing legislation which they had co long enjoyed, and this great practical revolu tion in legislation was to be accom plished by a modification of the rules, ostensibly in the interest of a quick dispatch of business. The Hon. Roger Q. Mills followed up Mr. Reed's article by another, in the same magazine, in which he predicted, with unerring sagacity, that the Repub lican party had seme deep laid plan cf mischief on band, or such a contribution as that cf the Maine Congressman would never have been written. Mr. Mills was unquestionably right. The shrewdest of the Republican leaders has at last disclosed his hand. Hie in difference to the leadership of Blame is shown by his contemptuous disregard of the rulings of that gentleman on the force bills. Mr. Blame, when Speaker of the House, distinctly and unequivo cally ruled that a member could not be counted to make np a quorum who was present and who declined to vote. There mnst be something of special moment ahead to lead Mr. Reed to contempt uously disregard the ruling of a states man from his own State, belonging to his own party, and at the present mo ment the premier of a Republican ad ministration. What, then, is. Mr. Reed aiming at ? In our judgment his position can be very readily divined, and his motivee, though diverse, are easily analyzed. To begin ■with, he sees that the Republican party is in a very bad way. It has run out cf 'issues, and that upon which the last Chicago Convention staked the fortunes of the party, high tariff and cheap whisky, is seen by the clear-headed leaders of the party to foreordain defeat at the next election. No one knows better than Reed the necessity of a howl for the continued existence of the Re publican party. It does not make much difference what it may be about but it must be loud, deafening and incessant. Your ordinary Republican politician must have, besides, the feeling, delight ful to his vanity and his pragmat ical instincts, that he is meddliDg in somebody else's business. Given these postulates, Mr. Reed's plan is to take np tbe contested election cases and create a great clamor about the interfer ence by the Southern whites with the right of the negro to vote. The new Speaker probably has no great confidence in the issue which he has raised, but he knows how vital it is to infuse something resembling a principle into the moribund political organization cf which be has made himself the leader. Thus far his plans must have pros pered beyond his expectations. He has not only succeeded in rallying his party associates to a man behind him, k but he has also compassed what was probably a leading point of his programme, viz., he has concentrated the attention of the whole Republican masses of the United States upon Speaker Reed. The significant fact bas been developed that the Republican majority, though small, will stand round their new leader like a stone wall. They will all vote solid on every election contest and every other issue. This will be in marked contrast with the action of the Democratic ma jority of the Fiftieth Congress, who, on the vote on the first election contest, that of Lowrie vs. White, broke to pieces, thirty-seven Democrats voting for the Republican, White, although there had been an unbroken Democratic report in Lowrie's favor. We can safely look for some interest ing developments in the present House of Representatives. The monotony of Harrison's Cabinet Councils will not be repeated therein. j The press of Northern California write with an irritation concerning the just ■trictnres of the southern pres?, which shows that tbey are conscious of the fraud they have attempted on the people of the United Btates respecting the ability of the northern citrus belt to pro duce the orange. The Hebald here and now ventures to put a prediction on record, and it is that tbe current year will see the extinction of the last vHh LQS AJSQELEB DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MOiiBIJKQ, Fjß ftßPAttT 1, 1890 bearing orange tree in the N. G. B. Not all the blankets ami comforters of the housewives will save them. Orange-growing in Louisiana is not on one-tenth the scale now that it was fifteen years ago, and simply because the grower, except in specially favored regions, knows that every ten years comes along a season of exceptional severity that destroys hia grove, root and branch. The great natural reaction in favor of Southern California will be greatly assisted by the extinguisher which the hand of nature w'll have put upon the fraudulent pretenses of the great N. C. B. Whilst laboring under an attr.ck of the megrims, doubtless superinduced by tha oppressive weather we had in the early part of January, an ambitious lady who has devoted ber life to th pursuit of literature in this city under ad verse circumstances, such as surrounded the bright spirits of Grub street in Dr. Johnson's salad day?, penned a letter to the Rochester (N. V.) Union and Adver tiser, in which she reproduces on paper ber depressed feelings in a most graphi cally darksome style. She deplores the fact that the City of the Angels is under a cloud [a very moist one at the time] which threatens to impair its repu tation for being "the paradise of the paralytic and the one-lunged." That phrase is rather neatly turned. Bat it "pales its ineffectual fire" before the gorgeous and poetic imagery of a flight which tells us that the "Elysian Park is solitary. Its sylvan walks and blooming towers no longer echo to the notes of mirth and melody. Its song birds have flitted. Its organ-grinders are gone to gardens en cloEed." We take it that this is the very acme of fine descriptive style, and gives the lady full entree into the distinguished guild of writers who are noted for pro ducing measured and sounding bathos. In another burst the gentle writer agrees with many medical authorities in the proposition that "there are a great many people on the Pacific Coast who have no business to be there." Nothin;; could be more forcible and true. There are many people everywhere who are in the wrong place, and this especially applies to those who cannot good-natur edly take the seasons as they come, even if once in a great while the climatic changes are of a character to bring out strong and sharp contrasts with the paradisiacal weather wo usually enjoy iv this favored part of the Union. The moral of all this is that it is not safe for some pens to wiite under a cloud. Sun shine is the best time for them to ven ture into types. The fact that new transcontinental railways are converging upon Los An geles with remarkable celerity, and that, within a couple of years at the latest we shall have two more of them at least, should not blind our people to a bene ficial agency of incalculable importance that is growing up to the south of us The Nicaragua canal has fairly begun, and it will be pushed with great energy to an immediate completion. Tais nieane the vitalizition of California to an extra ordinary degree, and it is significant of good things to the farmer in an especial manner. Instead of the shipment of wheat by the long aud expensive trip around the Horn, it will speed to Liver pool by a short and quick route, and the transportation charges will be reduced quite one-half. It will give a new im petus to the growth of barley in this State. Owing to the heating properties of that cereal, it has not been looked upon as a desirable cargo for such a long voyage. With the Nicaragua canal once opened this difficulty will be obviated, and there will be an eager demand for our brewing barley from England and the cities of the Atlantic Coast. Oi course, one of the great benefits which ; will accrue to the people o f California will be in the competition in freights and passenger rates which will follow the opening of the canal. The new route will be charming aud healthful, and will not be hoo-dooed by any danger of yellow or Chagres fever, and doubtless lines of , fast steamers will be incidents of its opaning. From every point of view the outlook for an unusual development and settlement on this Coast In the immediate future is unusually good. Mr. Ernest Watson, who has one of the finest orange groves at the Duarte, informs us that the packers have picked, packed aud shipped all the fruit from the trees at that place, excepting his own. which he has reserved. He says that they paid from $1.25 to $1.60 per box for seedlings, and from $2 50 to $2.75 per box for navels. These are considered good prices, especially in view of the fact that the growers are at no expense what ever for picking and packing. Mr. Wat son has not sold his crop, for the reason that he believes that the high prices paid by the packers shows that there is to be a greater demand than usual for oranges this season, and that prices will range higher in a month or so. He says that the crop this season was an excellent one as to quantity, and the fruit is large, clean and bright in color. His trees will yield from twelve to fifteen carloads of very superior oranges, and bin yearly in come from a thirty-acre orchard straight along, for the past six years, has been between four and five thousand dollars. Tbat is a very flue steady return from thirty acres. Duarte has been peculiarly fortunate in having had no scale or other set-backs. The six years in the penitentiary which Dude Williams has received at the hands of an inexorable Kansas judge does not half punish him for the blas phemy of which he was guilty as to the creme de la ereme of Los Angeles. When attention was called to his lack of educa tion as discrediting hia Bocial success in the Angelic City, he met the objection by the remark that a young man didn't require any education to be a success in Los Angeles. Twenty years is the least penslty such a wretch should have re ceived on that count alone. THE BANK WRECKERS. Several of the Alleged Con spirators Arrested. WARRANTS ISSUED FOR OTHERS Broker Pell is ia Jail-Presitlen Claasen Is a Prisoner at His Hotel. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herali New York, January 31.— The Sixtl National Bank and Lenox Hill Bauk at Btill closed, and at 1 o'clock a notice wa posted on the door of the Equitable which stated that the back was close' temporarily. An official statement c the condition of the affaire of the thre< banks is expected this evening. George H. Pell, the broker arrestei last night for the part he took in dispoß ing of securities of the Sixth Nationa Bank, was today held in $250,000 bai for examination Thursday next, am Claasen, the president of the bank, fo whose arrest a warrant was issued at thi same time as was that for Pell, is still a large. It is rumored that Cashier Van, of thi Lenox Hill Bank, is being watched bj the police, and it was thought he woulc be arrested as soon as the stateriien now being prepared was ready. Examiner Hepburn, when seen at the Sixth National Bank at noon, said tut bank would not lose more Jti.an $750, 000. Of thie amount $400,000 was repre sented by bonds aud securities whici nad already been sold, and the othei $;i50,000 represented checks which ar> held against the Equitable and Leuos Hill bauks. The United Sates District Attorney this afternoon issued a warrant for tut arrest of James A. Simmons, aud officer! are looking for him. PRESIDENT CI.AASEN'S STATEMENT. At a news agency about noon today Peter J. Ulaasen, president of the Sixti National Bank, made a statement, ii which he says: "It is not true that . was a member of the syndicate that pur chased a controlling interest in the Sixtl Na ional Bank. It is not tnie that 1 made any loan to myself in Siii bank Uij the contrary I havo checked on vi\ nther personal bank accounts in thii city, and have deposited to my credit ii the Sixth National Bauk, and hay( checked not one cent against it. Tbt first lime I taw Lelaad, the late presi dent of the Sixth National) was January 22d, when certified checks were tendered to him arid accepted by him, amountint to $050,000, for which he ttirt.ed overtht cjutrol of the stock of the bauk. These checks were deposited by him in th< I Union Trust Company and paid Heace I was not a mombei of the purchasing syndicate. Al tlie terms had been arranged anc agreed before I ever met him. After ward, this payment being BatiDlactory tc Lelar.d, he procured tlie resignation seriatim, of the old board of directors aud as they resigned a new board t,ooli their placpp, seriaitm, one member it -, time. Thereupon, Lelaud tendered vii resignation as president,and I was electet unanimously in his place. On the morn iug of the 23d, I met Leland at the Na ional Park Bank vaults, where tie turnec over to me securities belon; iug to theSixti National, and I finding them correct, re- L'eipted therefor. Either the 6anae after noon or the following day, in a confer ence with Cashier Colson, I learned that we jacked cash means, and he suggested and I concurred with him, that it would b« well to dispose from .$500,000 tc $600 000 worth of high premium bonds, aud have the cash the efor for the use oi the customers of the bank. My inten tions were to raiße the mirpluß of the bank up to at least $250,000, and bo bt able to accommodate i.'epobitiug custom ers. I sated to the.cashier that before 1 would sell any of these securities, I woulrj h*ve to consult with the directors m well as with the gentlemen who owuet a least eighty per cent of the controlling sock purchased, and I did so coai-uli t'tem. ihey also fully concurred iv the t>lan, and I waa requested to entrust ttu sale to Pell, Wallack & Co., who re ceived thereupon $022,000 par valun o Tieee bonds to be sold, for which thej gave a receipt to the bank, which I dulj turned over to the cashier. Subse quently 201 of these bonds were returned $50 000 in cash was paid, and fortht balance Pell, Wallack & Co. gay« checks, mostly certified, to the bank or last Tuesday, January 28th. But ttM bank examiner, as well us the clearing house committee, declined to accept hese checks as payment. About $;100, --000 of these checks w ere certified by thf ha.ks upon which they were druwn. It 'subsequently developed that had thej been i-ent to tbe clearing house in the usual course and outer cf business, they would have been paid. It wid be seen that the bank's assets were not used to purchase stock. 1 further desdre to say that I am not a director uor vice-president of ihe Equitable Bank, nor am I such in the Lenox Hill Bank. THE EXAMINERS AT WORK, All day long it was expected that President Taliman would call at the Equitable Bank and furnish the $50,000 necess»ry to resume business, but he did not appear, and the door remained closed. Macy depositors called during the afternoon, and were told that the bank would resume in a few days; that its affairs were all right, and it was only closed because an examination was in progress. The examiners worked all flay at the Lenox Hill Bank. It wan ex pected a statement would be given out, but it was found impossible to tell any hingabont the work nntil a lftte hour. Late this afternoon, by order of the United States Bank Examiner, all thf securities and funds of the ■Sixth National Bank were carried away rom that institution and placed In Home lafa deposit vault. Examiner Hepburn old the reporters that he probably vould finish his work tonigfit, but could nuke no further statement to the press intil his report had been forwarded to he Comptroller at Washington. ANXIOUS DEPOSITORS During the afternoon the bank was be sieged by depositors who were anxious about their mouey. Many ladies were among them, and all were toJd their funds wero pafe. Among the depositors are Dr. Carmady, the veterinary surgeon; Thorby, the Broadway florist; Rudolph Aronsbn, Bill Daly "and William Mc- Mahon. All of thetn expressed confi dence in the statement that their money was safe. Suit has been commenced against the Lenox-Hill bank in behalf of a depositor for a comparatively small sum. PELL FAILS TO SECURE BAIL. When the proceedings in relation to the bank troubles before United States Commissioner Shields were ended George H. Pell was taken to the United States Marshal's offioe to give his friends an opportunity to secure bail. Amonti the friends calling upon him during the day wasa man supposed to be his brother Major Pell. T>vo others whj had seen tie prisoner Jaiineuuced to (Jotted States Assutmt District Attorney Rdse that they were ready to give bail. They wore not accepted, however as their real estate did not satisfy Rosu. Their names were kept secret. There were altogether five applicants to become bail for Pell, hut none of them qtulifled. This ended all attempts to get bail and about 6 p. m. Pell, in charge of deputies, was taken to Ludlow-B treet jail. CLAASEN UNDER GUARD. About 0' o'clock this evening President Clausen, of the Sixth National, appeared in United States Commissioner ttbitddn'e offico, accompanied by counsel and two deputy marshals. A warrant was read to aim, charging him with embezzlement and misappropriating the bank's funds, and his examination was set for tomc: row. Claaseu gave himself to the mar shals on condition that he would not be required tj spend tho in jai.. Ac cordingly he is quartered at the Astor House tonight, under guard. He asserts his thorough innocence of wrong-doing, and denies any misappropriation or em bezzlement. WHAT lIROKE THE BANKS. Charles AI. Preston, superintendent of the State Banking Department, said: "The over-certification of checks for $130,000 by Cashier Courier, of the Equitable BAr.k, to Pell, Wallack $ 00. and James A. Simmons undoubtedly crippled that institution." Preston kuew that President Keliman had raised $150, --000 and brought it to the bank tois morning that it might resume business. He further said that the downfall of the Lenox Hill B*nk was directly attrib llted to the cashier's certification of two checks for $50,000 each for tho Sixth National, s»i-:« ruiTit! caijcm;s. The Tactic o( Hie Pant Three Days Will ue continued. Washington, January 31.—The Demo cratic caucus tonight was well attended. A letter from Randall was read, in which he urged the continuance of the fight and advised the members of the minority to (stick to their guns and lose no oppor tunity to keep the Republicans from at tempting to pass on any contented elec tion ciscti in the absence of a new codeo! rules. Randall urged the renewal of filibustering tactics, claiming that they were right and proper under the circum stances. He demanded that tho Demo crats should prevent any legislation until the now code was brought in, and ad <*ised against the plan of leaving the douse in a b jdy. CaiTs'e told the caucus that there had been only three meetings of the commit tee on rules. He had never received notice in writing of a meeting, but was sent for by Raed, and met him, McKin ley and Gannon in the Speaker's room. They discussed rules for about an hour, and have had but two meetings since in the Speaker's room, lastiug twenty min utes each. There had been no meetings since last Monday. Carlisle explained what was contem plated by the new code, and was fol lowed by Crisp and others. While some advised ciution in the proceedings, the concensus of opinion favored the contin j uation of the fight. After a long discus sion the caucus adjourned, having reached no conclusion, excepting an in formal agreement to continue the dila -1 tory tactics of the past three days. Carlisle and other leaders will draw up an address to the country, which will bo published in justification of the course >of the minority. The subject cf peeuritig the intervention of the Supreme Court to establish the illegal nature of the Re publican proceedings, was broached but no actiou was taken. AN AFi'AIK or' HONOK. Two "Sasslety" Dudes of St. Lout* Ti.ir-.tlnt: for Each Other's Core. St. Louis January 31.—Society circles are greatly agitated over a threatened duel between Bernie C. Edmunds, aged 22. and Louis C. Hough, aged 20 years, both of first families. Ttie difficulty arose over the alleged action of young Edmunds in stating that Hough had wooed and won a popular society belle, the daughter of the wealthy president of a transportation company, and that they had plighted their troth. Yesterday Hough went to Edmunds and demanded that he should apologize to the young lady for his unwarranted statement. This Edmunds declined to do. where upon Hough declared that if Edmunds would step outside The bank counter, he would wipe up the floor with him. To this Edmunds responded that fist fight ing was vulgar, and he preferred pistols. Arrangements were perfected for meet ing on the field of honor. Two well known society youths agreed to act as seconds, and the battle ground chosen was Normandy Heights, one of the western suburbs of the city. The prin cipals did not put in an appearance at the hour designated, and tonight it is stated that the fathers of the two chival rous young men had taken a hand in the quarrel and prevented bloodshed. A COED wATEK CRANK. Mr. Alexander Tells Why He Tiled to Kill a Klshop. Philadelphia, January 31 —David Alexander, who tried to assassinate Bishop Whitaker, on Sunday last, pieaded guilty this morning before Judge Arnold. Dr. Andrews, of the county prison, testified that Alexander was sane on every other subject except Prohibi tion. When asked by Judge \rnold what he had to say, Alexander rose, and in an eloquent voice, addressing the court said : "I always thought achurch was supposed to help and support poor widows and orphans, and when a minis ter of a church openly denounces Prohi bition, I, as a Christian, consider it a vile and base crime; but when a man ranks so high as a bishop, I think he is utiilty of a very vile crime indeed, and a hindrance to the church instead of a sup port. They speak of the increase of the •j>ood cause and the church, out when a bishop is allowed to openly and publicly denounce Prohibition, I think it shows a great decrease." Sentence wrs deferred. money for Home Rule. Detroit, January 31.—President Fitz gerald, of the Irish National League received a cablegram today from Har rington, stating that Parnell strongly advised that no convention be held in America at present. The general elec tions are pending, and his friends are urged to redouble their efforts to place the Home Rulers in a position for the contest. Dr. O'Reilly sent £200 today. The auditing committee finished the ex amination of the books this evening, and retired to prepare their report. Timber Train Wrecked. Lancaster, N. H., January 31—A tim ber train on the road near here broke in two today on a grade, and was badly wrecked. The engineer was killed and two train men were fatally injured. PACIFIC COAST NEWS. Snow-Bound Trains Reach Their Destination. MB. HANCOCK'S RESIGNATION Skeletons Fouud in the Desert—Tbe Enforcement of tbe Ex clusion Act, Etc. \ssociated Press DisDatches to tho Herald San Francisco, January 31.—A1l of the overland trains which had been blockaded in the Sierra snow drifts ar rived in this city today. The first train, composed entirely of mail cars, arrived nt about G :30 this morning. It was fol lowed an hour later by a passenger train. Two more passenger trains arrived within the next few hours; the three remaining ones during the afternoon. The first train brought about 250,000 letters and about 1,000 pouches of papers for this city. The greater portion of the letters was distributed today, but most of the paper mail remains in the postoltice. The usual schedule has been resumed on the Central Pacific, and two east bound overland trains left here today. The passengers who arrived here on the delayed trains this morning ex pressed sincere rf joieing at having been released from their long stay in the mountains. Most of them went imme diately to hotels on their arrival here. General Superintendent Fillmore, of tbe Southern Pacific Company, said this afternoon: "There is no danger of any further trouble, even if another storm should set in. Our whole force of men will be kept at work a good many days yet, digging out freight trains, clearing side-tracks, widening cuts through the snow and taking snow off the sheds at wesk points. The rotary plow left tho shop 3 at. Sacra mento this morning, and proceeded east wards to help clear the side tracks. The cyclone plow is on its way to Sacramento to be repaired. Tlie result of this experience will be that we will get four or five more rotary plowß, and there will be no danger of serious trouble. We expect fo start a passenger train north over the Oregon line by Sun day and are straining every nerve to do so. The road will certainly be open by Monday. Superintendent Fillmore received a dispatch from Senator Stanford today in which he said: "Tell the men that I appreciate their devotion, and am gra f }- fai for their brave endurance, aud enjoy with them their triumph." Five trains of delayed freight were turned over to the company at O.iden today, and will be moved as rapidly as possible. Cuicaso, January 31. —E. L. Lomax, general passenger ageut of the Union Pacific railway, telegraphed from Omaha today that after two weeks' blockade the Central Pacific line is now open, and tbat all delayed west-bound passengers will reach their destination today or to morrow, and matters will resume their t O'rnal condition in a day or two. Nevada, Cal., January 31.—The open ing of the narrow gauge railroad io thi" city was completed thi« afternoon. Train* are now running regularly. The block ade lasted nineteen days from Grass Valley to this end of the road The stage roads from here to North Bloom fiehi and Washington are still closed. Sissons, Cal., January 31.—Occasional snow is failing. No plows have reached here yet. The Dunsmuir plow is still Stuck in the slide near Mott. The Edge wood plow is making very slow progress:, p.a the snow io packed like ice. There are plenty of provisions, though many articles are getting short. The news papers are printed on wrapping paper. At Dunsmuir tbe merchants are raising the prices of goods, and potatoes are (i cents per pound. DIED ON THE DESERT. Three Skeletons ft'ounit by a Trav eler Over the Arid Wastes. San Diego, January 31. —George Mil lard arrived at Campo from Indian Wells yesterday, and reports finding three skeletons on the desert. At one place he saw the skeletons of two men lying a few yards apart. They had evi dently been companions. Lying on .the sand a short distance away, grotesquely contorted, was another skeleton, betray ing in its unnatural position tho terrible agony of death frpm heat and thirst. A few steps away was a picket pin driven into the ground with a lariat attached to it. Following the rope the perfect skeleton of a horsy was found, the noose of the rope still encircling the neck bones. A close search about the skeletons of the men resulted in finding but one article, a silver badge with a pin attached. Ono side was a shield, bearing the initials "E. W. T.," and on the other pide the inscription, "Nevada Guards, No. 2." The badge was shaped like a horseshoe, with a point jutting from each side. Not a Pirate. San Francisco, Jannary 31.—Theetory that was printed here this morning in a local paper, being a special dispatch from San D ego, saying that the s hooner John Hancock is a piratical craft, turns out to be decidedly erroneous. The Hancock arrived hero on the 29th, and is still in port. On her arrival the customs officers found about $100 worth of pearls in Captain N. Nialson's cabin, which were seized. Captain Nialson, when seen today, snid: "The reason why Solario, two of the crew and four divers did not come on board the vessel, is because they went on shore at San Jose Del Carlos and did not return to the ship, and I went oft and left them, and because I did so they concluded that I had run away, I suppose; hence the dis patch from Sjn Diego. If I was going to become a pirate, I am very certain I would not seek this port." This whole matter will bo explained, no doubt, upon the arrival of Mr. Solario. To Enforce the Exclusion Act. San Francisco, January 31.—George W. Scbell, of this city, has received notice from Attorney General W. H H. Miller of his appointment as special Assistant United States Attorney for tho northern and southern dis tricts of California, to aid in the enforcement of the Chinese exclusion act. Tho Attorney General says: The necessity for the enforcement of' the ex clusion act appears more important now than ever, if it be true, as represented, that the law is being evaded in the im portation of Chinese women into the United States for immoral purposes. fTfrbtlnar Insect Pesta. San Francisco, January 31.—At a meeting of the State Horticultural Soci ety today, George Rice, Quarantine Offi cer of the State Board of Horticulture, iread a paper on "Fighting Insect Pests." He expressed great confidence that if the existing laws to promote the horticul tural interests of the State, and for the prevention and extermination of fruit, and fruit-tree pests and diseases, were so amended as to secure a board of horti' cultural commissioners and inspectors in each county, independent of tlie super visors, aad provide for their ample com pensation, the work of controlling the pests, if not actually exterminating them, would be accomplished. TO PROMOTE HARMONY. Mr. Hancock suy * That la Why He Mtepptd Down and Out. Sackamknto, January 31.—The State Board of Agriculture met tonight. Direc tor Hanoock reported the success of tne Orovilie citrus fair, hut advised that tlie next one be held in San Francisco. His report was adopted. Mr. Han cock, in order to promote harmony and because the Sixth Congressional district now has a representative on the board, resigned his position as superin tendent of the Los Augeles citrus fair. It was accepted, and the president was instructed to appoint Mr. Gird superin tendent as soon as he is commissioned as a director. The expert who examined tho secre tary's books reported favorably. Christopher Green was unanimously re-elected president of the board and of the society. Testimonials were voted for Superin tendent Larue and Superintendent Han cock in recognition of their services in the past. Committees on revision cf the pre mium list were appointed as follows: Park, Hancock, Cox, Singletery; pavil ion, Shippee, Larue, Delong; speed pro gramme, Green, Chase, Shippee, Larue, Dalong, Hancock. The board resolved that the next State fair should open September Bth, and continue for two weeks. Arnold Kcfuici to Talk. San Fkancisco, January 31.—D. H. Arnold, the slayer of 8. W. Garness, maintained the Fame stubborn reticence today that characterized his conduct diviog tbe first hours of bis imprison ment. "In my long service as Sheriff, I have learned enough to know that the only thing for a man charged with orime to do, is to keep hia tongue to himself," *aid the prisoner to all newspaper repre sentatives. An Embezzler Suicides* Chicago, January 31.—Walter Doehme, book-keeper for a tobacco importing Arm, suicided today. He left a letter for his mother, confessing that he had stolen $0,000 from his em ploy err. All but $1 000, however, hud been repaid, but that amount had to ba made good im mediately, and being unaMe to do so, he resolved to kill himself. Doehme's father is said to be a well-to-do merchant in Berlin. Mrs. Coppluger ImprovtiiE- Washington, January 31, —Mrs. Cop piugar, tho eldest daughter of Secretary Bhiiue, was very low during the after noon, but towards evening her condition improved, and at a late hour tonight she waa much better. Her illness is at tributable to the "grip." (Joaat Uulliuirn. Fred AY. Fuhrmann, purser of the steamer Oceanic, who shot himself on Thursday, died next day. Archie Borland, a well-known mining operator, died at his homo in Oakland, on Fiiday morning, of la grippe. The home of Judge Nelson, in North Pasadena, burned on Thursday moruine. Caused by defec:ive flue. Loss, $0,000 ; insurance, $4,000. AU i,he furniture was saved. At a meeting of the San Francisco Board of Health, Phillip L. Weaver waa appointed superintendent of tho alms house, vice it. J. Keating, deceased. W S. Cleadennin, who shot Superior Judge Pierce, at Sin Diego, for render ing a decision adverse to his cau-e, some months ago, has been sentenced to San Qientin prison for fourteen years, the lull extent of the law. Fire at the Young America mine, seven miles above Sierra City, last Wed nesday night destroyed the snow sheds, dry house, a barn and one house. Loss, $10,000; no insurance. James Eubanks, who, on December 22d, shot his 16-year-old daughter, Ada, through the heart at Los Gatos, pleaded guilty to murder, saying that at the proper time he desires his attorney to make a statement in his defense. Took Foy, a Chinese woman, hau been granted a divorce from Took Han, at San Jose, on the ground of extreme cruelty. The parties were married there by a justice of the peace about a year ago. This is Haid to be the first Chinese divorce in the State. The defendant did not appear. Owing to the interruption of railroad transportation by the blockade aud oth erwise, it has been offioially announced that the convention of the Pacific Coast Chamber of Commerce, which was to have been held at San Francisco February sth, has been postponed to March 19th. A meeting of the executive council of the board will be held March 18th. Cable Flashes. Bishop Tuam is dead. Herr Arends, the Town Clerk of Berlin,, has been arrested as a defaulter. He attempted to take his life by moans of poison. A match has been made for $1,000 a side between Kemp and Matterson, to be rowed on the Paramatta course in April, The American squadron of evolution will arrive at Toulon early in February, and will remain twenty days. Count Andrassy is in great agony. An operation it is believed might relieve him if successfully performed, but it is feared he could not survive. The Portuguese Government has au thorized the opening of tbe entire Delagoa Bay railroad to the frontier of Transvaal. The road will be under the control of state officials. There were Boulaugist and socialist meetings in Paris last night, each of which ended in a free fight. Several persons were badly injured. Some were stoned and some stabbed. Judge Manisty, of the Queen's Bench division of the High Court of British Justice, who was recently stricken with paralysis while on the bench, is dead. At Constantinople five warships for the Turkish navy were launched yesterday one corvette, three gunboats and one torpedo boat. The Minister of Marine aud many military and civil officers were present. Telegrams from Crete state that there have been lately, in various parts of the island, many murders both of Turks and Christians, and the Christians, fearing the effects of Turkish revenge, are tak ing refuge in the hills. Parnell's circular to his followers says he will give constant and unremitting at tention to his parliamentary duties, es pecially at the coming session, because opportunities are certain to arise for rendering effective service for the Irish cause.