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■ UILY HERALD. —PUBLISHED— Bkvb;n days a wkkk.. JOSEPH D. LYNCH. JAMBS J- ATBBS. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. ■ntered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as second-class matter. I DBLTVERBD BY CABBIBKB At tOc. per Week, or 80c. per Month. Office of Publication, 123-125 West Second street Los Angeles. Telephone No. 158 FBI It A 1 . FEBBtIAHY 14, 1890. The Industrial and Financial Sit uation Is All Right. Let no one* unwisely distrust the im-1 mediate future in this section. There is every reason for the statements that there is a turn in the tide, that the worst point of depression has been reached and that there will be improvement soon. In fact the affairs of the section are already moving iv the right direc tion. The betterment is more that at onr gates: it is inside them. There is a very fair and an entirely healthy demand for country property, and the buyers are so well aware that they are getting something unusually good that they are content to pay fair prices for these lands. The run is mainly on small farms suit able to some kind of fruit culture, and the planting is for the most part of oranges, walnuta and figs. The reason for this is that these fruits pay more by far than any others, and there is less fear of overproduction. They are pecu liar products of this section, which has no competitor in the Union in these lines. When one realizes how small this section is in comparison to this great country with its seventy millions of souls, rap idly increasing to one hundred millions, it must become apparent that there will be a market for our fruits for all time to come. These are not the only varieties oi fruit that are peculiar to this section, but they seem to attract the most of the attention. Lemons and olives are quite as much a monopoly of Southern Califor nia as oranges and figs. The former, iike oranges, belong entirely to us, and the latter, like figs, do better here than elsevihere in this State. They will draw capital and enterprise to them soon. A producer of figs near Downey says he receives about $500 an acre for his crop one year with another. The value of orange orchards may be learned from the fact that the owner of a hundred acres near Glendale has been able to borrow $250 an acre on his property, on bond and mortgage. Walnut orchards also appear valuable to money loaners, as is evidenced by the fact that the owner of 145 acres near Los Nietos yesterday secured a loan of $17,000 on his property, or at the rate of $117 an acre. With this inquiry and actual trading in these lands there comes a large meas ure of relief to the community. The only trouble here has been with people who were carrying too much realty on which they owed money. Each sale that is made relieves not merely the seller, but enables him to pay a third person, who hands tbe cash to a fourth, and one sale pays off often ten mortgages. The money lenders recognize the fact that a change has come. They say there is much less pressure to borrow money. In fact the days of pressure are past, and there is only a quite moderate inquiry, which finds ready accommodation at many hands. Kates of interest are be coming easier, and the undertone to the financial situation is regarded by the most conservative bankers as being solid as a rock. Nor ia this town doll. There is not the rush of business there was some time ago, but there is a fair volume doing in the regular channels of business. An gelenos who go abroad all say that they come back to find Los Angeles the live liest town they have seen. One pilgrim who returned a day or two ago after a visit embracing San Francisco, Salt Lake, Denver, St. Louis, Dallas and other points, says there is more business in proportion to popula tion being done here than in any of these places. Dallas is regarded as the best town in Texas. It has about two-thirds of the population of Los Angeles, but it is not doing one quarter the business we are doing. The best business property there is held at $1,500 a foot above the value of improve ments, and sells rather freely when offered at that price. Lands in the sur rounding country are held at $50 to $100 per acre. The only crops they produce are the cereal and root crops common to all parts of the East. The'annual pro duction from such lands is not worth more than from $5 an acre in poor years up to $20 an acre as an extreme realized perhaps once in a lifetime. As compared with such prices and such revenues, our lands are dirt cheap, and so are our city lots. It is being realized now that lands here, adapted to the cultivation of citrus fruits, nuts, figs and such crops, are ex cellent investments at $150 to $300 an acre. The buyers of such property are wise. These prices will not last. There is a big margin of speculation in the-n at these figures, as will be seen in time. So with city lots. This place will not stand still long. There will come in time—and in no very long time—another era of rapid growth here, and then buei ness and residence property, lots near and those on the outskirts, will enhance in value. With such underlying elements of the situation, it is no wonder that business men should say, as they do on all hands, that Los Angeles is as solid aa a rock, and that a change for the better mnst soon be apparent. Today the Herald's cable dispatches from London 'contain the report of the Parliamentary commission formed to investigate the charges made against Parnell and his associates. It is in all respects a "most lame aad impotent conclusion." It does not, to be sure, exculpate the great leader who has done bo much for bis country's cause. That THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: F KID At JrWRIiIiVG, FEBROAKI 14. Ib9o was not to be expected. His judges were prejudiced, and most of tho testimony was suborned. But it does fail to find any indictment against Parnell on im portant issues. The gravest of the charges made against him all fall to the ground. The charges next in importance to those of the gravest nature are confessed not to ha?e been proven by any testimony offered, and we may safely rest assured the Gov ernment got all the testimony there was forthcoming and were not particular as to the sources whence it came. A cloud of dust is raised to cover the Tory defeat by clamoring about some neglect on the part of Parnell to declaim against cer tain acts of violence which the misrule of England should be held responsible for. But the best answer Parnell can make is to point to the Queen's speech from the throne confessing that Ireland needs a reformation in her local gov ernment. It is bat a little more than three weeks before the citrus fruit fair will open in this city. It is a State affair, the Leg islature at its last session having set apart $2,500 to encourage this display of the products of the section. A large part of this is to be given in premiums for the best exhibits. Several CDunties will enter the lists to compete for the best display of fruit. It is all in the family, and whether San Bernardino, Orange, or some other county outside of Los Ange les carries off the honors, or if we secure them ourselves, will not greatly matter. It will benefit this city to have this mag nificent display of the products of this section made here, or made anywhere, so that the outside world may have an oppor tunity to take cognizance of what splendid fruits we can produce. There is no doubt our own county will be able to stand at the head of this class of great competitors if the growers here will be stir themselves to some purpose. But it will not be a walk-over for the winner by any means. The display of citrus fruits being made at Riverside this week is dazzling in brilliancy and magnificent in proportions. The pick of it will be put on exhibition here, and it will be difficult to beat. Ontario lemons are be ing sold in this city at this very time, of an excellence in all respects that puts them fully on the level with tho very best imported fruit. The same is true of the products of many Riverside orchards. Young Orange county will be here with a display of fruit that will show her name is no mis nomer. She will do her best to justify the appellation she has taken. So of the other adjacent counties. All will enter the lists, and it will require a special effort to win the capital prize. The fair is in excellent hands and it will be a great success. Special attention should be paid to the New England grocers who will visit this section in the next few days. They come from a quarter of the Union which has sent a great many people to Southern California. Indeed, astute observers here have been wont to say that it did not matter much to Los Angeles whether the section produced crops or not, that the driest seasons were the best we could have, for the reason that so long as the severe climate of New England pro duced so prolific a crop of invalids, our section must continue to grow in popula tion. But New England has sent us many of our most enterprising and pro gressive citizens, full of energy and Bhrewd in businees. There is no doubt that the visit of the Triennial Conclave of the Knights Templar in 18S3 in San Francisco, and the Grand Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in that city in 1885, were instrumeatal in sending many hundreds of settlers to California. So it will bs with these rep resentative business men of Boston and its suburbs. If they are favorably im pressed, their report at home will do a great deal to direct attention to this sec tion. They will see the rich orange groves about Pomona, and the charming homes at Pasadena, as well as the solid style of buildings and the full volume of business being done in Los An geles. They will be able to report that we have well paved streets, a city well furnished with sewers, with water works, and well lighted. They will ccc a section where comfortable hotels abound for the accommodation of visitors from abroad, and their report of these things will be to our benefit. San Beknahdino county is setting all her sisters, large and small, a splendid example in the exhibit of her products placed in New York. It will do a great deal of good to all this section. For next season we speak for a Southern California on Wheels which will be a real exhibit of what this section pro duces. TitE full amount of Orange county de linquent taxes, the collection of which is jeopardized by tha failure of a newspaper of consumptive constitution to publish the list in time, is $15,000. The proof is eaid to be positive that although the issue was dated Monday, part of the type was ac tually set on Tuesday. It is a pity the New England grecers' excursion should not be able to visit the great citrus fair at Riverside. The dis play and the orchards from which it has been gathered are a very inspiriting eight, quite characteristic of the semi tropics of Southern California. Texas loses No-Man's-Land, which is attached to the new Territory of Okla homa. The new Territory ie OK. Wei), Texas will not be land-poor forthe loss. The Lone Star State has some territory left. The annual convention of fruit grow ers of the State will assemble here on March 11. The members will be in the nick of time to see our great citrus fair. Secretary Tracy Prostrated. Washington, Feornary 13.—Secretary Tracy is confined to his apartment with nervous prostration. PARNELLISM AND CRIME. Report of the Investigating Commission. THE IRISH LEADER ACQUITTED. Failure to Connect Him Directly With Agrarian Crimes—The Land League Censured. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. London, February 13.—The roport of Justices Hannon, Day and Smith, the special commission to investigate the charges made by the Times against Par nellite members of the Houae of Com mons, was laid upon the table in the House today by Hon. Henry Matthews, Secretary of State for Home Affairs. The report occupies 102 pages. Each of the members of the Houae against whom chargea are made is treated sepa rately. The judges find that speeches were made by many Parnellites, in tended to bring about the separation of Ireland from England; that these speeches, in view of the state of th 9 country, were calculated to foment crime, as the speakers must know. The greatest interest centers in the final conclusions which follow: First—We find that the respondents, members of Parliament, were not mem bers of a conspiracy having for its object to establish the absolute independence of Ireland; but find that some of them, to gether with Davitt, established aud joined the Land League with the inten tion, by its means, to bring about the absolute independence of Ireland as a separate nation. Second—Respondents did enter into a conspiracy by a system of coercion and intimidation to promote agrarian agitation against the payment' of agri cultural rents, for the purpose of im poverishing and expelling from the coun try Irish landlords. Third—The charge that alter denounc ing cartain crimes in public, they after wards led their supporters to believe such denunciation was not fincere, is not established. We entirely acquit Mr. Parnell and other respondents of the charge of insincerity in their denuncia tion of the Pbiunix park murders ; and we fiud that tho fac simile letter, upm which the charge was chiefly based against Parnell, is a forgery. Respondents did disseminate news papers tending to incite sedition and the commission of other crimes. Respondents did not directly incite any persons to the commission of crime other taan intimidation, but did incite to intimidation, and the consequence was that crimes and outrages were committed by persons so incited. As to the allegation that respondents did nothing to prevent crime, and ex pressed no bona fide disapproval of crime, some of the respondents, in particular Michael Davitt, did express bona fide disapproval of crime and outrage: but re spondents did not denounce the system of intimidation which led to crime and outrage, but psrsisted in this abstention cf denunciation with the knowledge of its effect. Respondents defended persons charged I with agrarian crimes and supported their families; but it is not proved that they subscribed to testimonials for, or were intimately associated with noted crim inals. As to the allegation that respondents made payments to compensate persons, who had been injured in thecommission of crime, we find that they did not make such payments. As to the allegation that respondents invited the assistance and co-operation of and accepted subscriptions and money from known advocates of crime and the use of dynamite, we find that respond ents did invite the assistance and co-op eration of, and accept subscriptions of money from Patrick Ford, known as an advocate of crime and dynamite; but it has not been proved that respondents knew that the Clan-na-Gael controlled the Land League, or was collecting money for a Parliamentary fund; but it has been proved that respondents invited and obtained the assistance and co-oper ation of the physical forc9 party in America, including the Clan-na-Gael, and in order to obtain that assistance, abstained from repudiating or condemn ing the action of that party. Besides these, there remain three spe cific charges against Parnell, personally, namely: A—That at the time of the Kilmain ham negotiations, Parnell knew that. Sheridan aud Boynton had been organiz ing outrages, and, therefore, wished to use them to put down outrages. Not proved. B—That Parnell was intimate with leading lavincibles; that he probably learned from them what they were about when he was released on parole in April, 1882, and that he recognizad the Phoenix park murders as their handiwork. We find there is no foundation for this charge and that the Invincibles were not a branch of the Land League. C —That Parnell by opportune remit tance enabled F. Byrne to escape from jail to France. We find tbat Parnell did not make any remittance to enable Byrne to escape from justice. Regarding the two special charges against Davitt, that he was a Fenian and assisted in the formation of the Land League with money contributed for the purpose of outrage and crime, and that he was in close and intimate association with the party of violence in America, and was mainly instrumental in bringing about the alliance of that party and tbe Parnellite and Home Rale party in America, we find it proved that Davitt was a Fenian and received money from the skirmishing fund contributed for the purpose of outrage. This was not, how ever, for the formation of the Land League itself, but for the promotion of the agitation leading up to it. We find, also, tbat he, in such close and intimate association with the party of violence in America, was mainly instrumental in bringing about the alliance referred to. In the opening of the report the judges refer to the unprecedented character of the inquiry; the history of the actions of the leaders of the Irish party from 1877 is recited; the relations are traced that existed between the founders of the Land League and Fenians and Irish- Amer icans. Referring to boycotting, it declares that instances adduced before the commission proved that it constituted a system of in timidation of the most severe and cruel charactt r. The boycott combination was illegal, both in its objects and the means adopted to carry it out. It was elaborate all-pervading tyranny, aiming to injure landlords as a class and drive them out of tbe country. This action of the league far exceeded the limits of the just force of public opinion, and created well grounded terror in the minds of those suffering under it. The commission comes to the conclusion that this was the intention of those devising and carrying out the system. "In our judgment the leaders of the league, in thus combining to carry out a boycott, were guilty of conspiracy. We consider this charge established against Parnell, Dillon, Bigger, Sexton, T. P. O'Connor, Matthow Harris, U. O'Brien T. D. Sullivan, T. M. Healv, T. Han-inn' ton, B. Harrington, A. Connor, J. g, Kenny, W. Redmond, J. 10. Redmond, Justin McCarthy, J. O'Connor, T. J. Condon, J. J. O'Kelley, Cummins, Cox, Patrick Head, J. D. Cheenan, L. Leahy, E. Leamy, J. Barry, C. K. Tanner, Maurice Healv, T. Quinn, Daniel Henry Campbell, P. J. Foley, J. J Clancy, J. F. K. O'Brien, R. Lalor, T. Manne, J. Deasy, J. C. Flynn, J. Jor dan. W. .1. Lane, D. Sweeny, D. Sulli van, G. N. Burn and Michael Davitt." Under the charge of disseminating newspapers tending to incite to crime, the rep Ti lays stress upon the fact that Parnell did not produce a report of any speech wherein ho denounced the Ufe of dynamite; also, that no denunciation by Parnell of the action of the physical force party in Ireland or America had been given in evidence. Parnell admitted that he was unable to say he had by speech or action found any fault with the Fenian organization. The statistics of crime for '80, '81 and '82 strongly corrob orate the statement that outrages fol lowed the establishment of the Land League. Agrarian ctime raged in Ire land when the league agitation was at its height. The co-incident decrease of crime with tho inactivity of the league was equally conspicuous. When the league was suppressed in 1831 crime decreased from 4,430 cases in '81 to 870 cases in _ '83 It was contended before the commission that the causes of crime were not due to the league, but to the chronic state of Ireland under the distress aggravated by eviction. Comparative statistics showed ihat tha dominant cause was league agitation. During the severe distress from 1841) to 1853, inclusive, 58,433 families were evicted, the total agrarian crime was 1,245, whereas", for four yeare from 18711 to 1882, with 11,904 families evicted, the total record of crimes was 11.323. The commission rejected the surges tions that crime was cause! by secret societies, by compensation for the Dis turbance bill, or that tho decreise in crime after July, 1882, was due to the Ar rears of Rent act, and adds: "The ques tion is not whether other causes can be suggested, the fact being that the in crease from 1879 to ISB2, though not ex clusively ascribe 1 to agitation, was mainly due to the action of the league and its founders aud leaders. In the judgment of the court, the denuncia tions of crime quoted for the defense were of little avail, because contemporaneously with them the lead ers and organizers were carrying ou agi tation by means of speeches and conduct tending to encourage crime. Tho senti ment in Ireland against aiding the police in the discovery of criminals was not confined to the ignorant, but was con fined to those from whose education j aster views of duty should prevail. Proof has been given that they system atically and indiscriminately defrayed the expense of the defense of persons charged with agrarian crime. The knowledge that such assistance would in all cases be afforded, must have had tho effect to encourage persons so disposed to commit outrages. The same observation applies to the support of their families. A number of books and documents Which, if produced, might have thrown light upon the league's proceedings, were not produced. Generally we have not received from Parnell and the officers of the Land League the assistance we were entitled to expect in the investigation of the league's accounts." The report proceeds to trace the course of the league's movements in America, and in connection with the Clan-na-Gael Touching the contradictory evidence of Le Caron and Parnell over the interview in the corridor of the Commons in 1881, it says the balance of the probabilities was in favor cf the accuracy of Le Ca ron's statements. It was highly proba ble that Parnell would say to any one whom he regarded as a member of the physical force party in America that an understanding ought to be brought about between that party and Parnell and his supporters in the league. It was also probable that Parnell would mention Devoy as the person best able to arrange such an understanding, for Devoy had been among the principal agents through whom the support of the Fenians had been obtained. The purpose of such an alliance may be disputed, but the desire of Parnell and Davitt that the parties of physical force and open political movement, should act in har mony had been proved by Devoy'a let ler, corroborated by Le Caron. It is not improbable that, conversing with a supposed revolutionist (Le Caron), Par nell expressed himself so as to leave the impression that he agreed with those who favored revolution. Touching the tenth convention of the Clan-na-Gael at which Sullivan presided, the proceedings proved ttiat the dyna mite policy wa3 definitely adopted by the Chicago convention in 1881, at which T. P. O'Connor was a delegate from Par nell. The Washington convention in 1882, the Aator House meeting and the Philadelphia convention in 1883, are successively noted as proving the iden tity and sympathy of the sentiments of the Irish leaders with the American phyaical force party. The Clan-na-Gael circular of October, 1882, clearly pointed to the use of dynamite. It was by this that the Clan-na-Gael, whose leaders were closely associated with the Irish leaders, finally obtained in April, 1883, control of the entire movement in Amer ica, henceforward retaining it. Toe mass of evidence proved that the Irish League in America had beea since directed by the Clan-na-G&el, and bad been actively engaged in promoting the use of dynamite for the destruction of life and property in England. It was fur ther proved that the Clan-na-Gael con trolled the league in America, and these organizations concurrently collected sums amounting to over $300,000 for a fund wherefrom payment should be made to Irish members of the Commons. It ha* not, however, been proved that Parnell knew the position of the Clan-na-Gael, the circulars of that body, besides the evidence of Le Caron, showing that its operations were kept secret. PRESS OPINIO".*. Parnell Congratulated On His Vin dication. London, February 13. —The Morning Post in an article on the Parnell Commis sion report, says: "We sincerely con gratulate Mr. Parnell, who has unmis takably, so far as his personal character is concerned, been the victim of gross injustice, and whose separation from these odious imputations will do much to neutralize tbe shock given to pnblic con fidence by the long, unswerved reitera tion of such charges; but apart from the charges against the leaders, there still remains a residuum of charges too seri ous to leave any dispassionate mind un affected. It remains for the British electorate to estimate alike tbe acquittal of Parnell and tho condemnation of Divitt, though honor is due to Davitt that ho was the chief denunciator of crimes and outrages." The News says: "The report of the Parnell Commiesion amounts to a prac tical acquittal. Thebaiisof 'Parnellism and Crime,' with the hideous super structure raised upon it, disappears from Vl Th'e Times leaves it to the public to j idpe whether tbe report does not con firm, though in colorless, guarded, judi cial language, the main part of the state ments in its articles on •'Parnellism and Crirn9 -" , i.TT 11 The Telegraph says: "Upon all senou« charges the verdict is not guilty, or not proven. The issues upon which the ver dict is against the respondents are those as to which the majority of the English public had already pronounced a verdict of guilty." „ ~ . J The Chronicle says: "The history of 'Parnellism and Crime,' from its birth to its burial in this report, is the history of tho most colossal fiasco in political jour nalism of the Victorian era." The Standard says : "While the ver dict favors the accused upon the moat heinous charges, there are more than enough behind to nubstantiate all that has been generally believed in connec tion with the Home Rulers and cou- Bpirers against the law." CABLE FI.A8IIE«. Tho Sultan of Zanzibar Dead. Other Foreign News. London, February 13.—A dispatch re ceived this evening confirms tho report of the death of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Zanzibar, February 13. —Seynoid AH, brother of the late Sultan of Zanzibar, succeeds him. BRITISH NAVAL DISASTERS. London, February 13.—The British steamer Deeside sank in collision with tho steamer Ludgate Hill, and seven of her crew were drowned. Zanzibar, February 13. —The British corvette Conquest is ashore on the Island of Pemba. tuirry miles north of here, in a dangerous position. The Conquest is a steel and iron vessel, cased with wood, and mounts fourteen guna. THE DUKE OF FIFE SWORN IN. London, February 13. —In the House of Lords today the Duke of Fife took the oath on his elevation. He was accom panied by tho Prince cf Wales and the Dukes of Norfolk and Westminster, wear ing robes of state. MOISSA HEY IMPRISONED. Constantinople, February 13. —At the lc-quest of Hirsch, the American minis ter, the Porte has imprisoned in his pal ace Moussa Bey, the Kurdish chit f charged with robbing and outraging Christians in Armenia. THE FRENCH WANT DETAILS. Paris, February 13. —At a meeting of the Cabinet today, Spullor, Minister of Foreign Afl'airs, announced the receipt of an invitation from Germany, for France to t ke part in a labor conference. The Cabinet decided tbat Spuller should ask for details. ANGLO-AMERICAN RELATIONS. London, February 13. —In the Com mons today Sir James Ferguson said ne gotiations on the fi?jhery question between England and America were proceeding under favorable auspices. Mr. Bryce, dealing with foreigu questions, gave the whole credit for any benefit accruing to British subjects in Samoa to the spirited action of the United States. FIGHTING IN ABYSSINIA. London, February 13 —Advices are received that the troops of King Mene lek, of Abyssinia, had an engagement with the forces of General Rasalond. The battle was severe, and Rasaloud was dangerously wounded, and hia army de feated. orleans's fate. Paris, February 13. —The Republican journals approve the sentence to two years' imprisonment impo&edon the Due d'Orleans yesterday, and pay the mani festations made by the Orleanists pre clude the possibility cf pardon for the Duke, or the reduction of his sentence. The Royalist papers refer to the noble feelinge that inspired the Duke to offer his services as a common soldier, and declare that in view of his patriotic mo tives, the sentence imposed upon him is monstrous. colonial federation. Melbourne, February 13.—The colon ial conference has unanimously adopted Sir Henry Parke's .motion in favor of colonial federation. CHAMPION FANCY SKATER. Montreal, February 13. —A special cable from St. Petersburg, Russia, to the Gazette says Louis Robenstein, the champion fancy Bkater of America, won the championship of the world in that city today in competition, under the au spices of the St. Petersburg Amateur Skating Cl üb. THE BERING SEA QUESTION. Ottawa, Ont., February 13.—Both the Bering sea question and tho modus vivendi were touched upon in Parliament yesteiday. Hon. David Mills asked if the Government had seen the published reports of the United States Government preparing to police Bering sea to pre vent Canadians from sailing there. Sir John Mac Donald stated that he had seen the reports but did not believe them. Negotiations were now being carried on and he hoped at an early date a satisfac tory settlement would be arrived at. In reply to a further question. Sir John said no arrangements had been made in regard to the renewal of the modus vivendi. He could say no more at pres ent. 8 (ID AMERICA. Panama Canal Plana—New Per uvian Cabinet, Etc. Panama, February 13.—The work of the French Canal Commissioners is rapidly approaching completion. There are all aorta of rumors, but the concensus of opinion is that the choice of plans will be between that oi Santereau and Col. Rives. The former is too well known to need description. The latter consists of a sea level canal to Bahaf? where iit is proposed to place the first lock. There will also be located a double lock at a lock cut in the same section near Bahai, and from that point to Paraiso, the distance will be covered by an interior lake. At the latter point, Paraiso, another lock will be placed, as well as one at Pedro Miguel and one at Miraflores, from which last point there will be another sea level canal to the Pacific terminus. The estimate of the plan is about the same as that pro posed by Santereau, 500,000,000 francs. Lima, February 13 —A new Cabinet has been formed: Foreign Minister, Dr. Yrigoyen; State, Colonel Ferryos; War, Colonel Secada; Finance, Delgado; Justice, Supreme Judge Galindo. The change has no political significance. London, Febrnary 13.—Peruvian bond holders at a meeting today decided to accept the Grace contract as a satisfac tory settlement of tbe debt problem. SIBERIAN HORRORS. Further Details of Russian Cruelty. THE MADAME SAHIDA AFFAIR. Fiendish Cruelty Practiced by a Lecherous Prison Director. Other Foreign News. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkeald, New York, February 13.—A Paris cable states that further particulars of the Siberian horror received show cruelties worse than at first reported. It now ap pears that Mme. Sihida had a younger sister, 16 years old, who went to Siberia to look after her comfort. Arriving there she had the misfortune to please the eve of the director of the prison She waa detained by him upon a trumped-up charge of conniving at Mme. Sihida's attempted escape, and be came the victim of his brutality. She was subject to such abuse as caused her death soon after. Mme. Sihida, in dignant and terror-stricken, vehemently denounced the outrage. In doing this she attracted the attention of the di rector, who approached her with the same insults, which she resented by striking him. The monstrous revenge of the director, in having her publicly flogged, followed, and this pun ishment, accompanied by inhuman incidents which will probably never be known, had more to do in driving her to suicide than the exposure to which eho had been subjected. The revolt ia the male prison is confirmed, and it is now definitely known that the number killed amounted to forty-one. Upon hoaring the particulars the Czar sent an officer to replace the director, and or dered that official to report at St. Peters burg. WORLD'S FUR. Tne New York l.cx tsiaturc Having a Parrot and Monkey Time. Albany, February 13.—1n the Assem bly this morning the report of the con ference committee on tho World's Fair bill failed to agree, and it was agreed to ap point a new committee. This new com mittee is made up of mernoers from the city of New York exclusively. An acrimonious debate followed, in which the lie was given by several members. The committee announced that they declined to serve. A motion to allow the Spaaker to appoint another committee was voted down, and tbe House itself appointed a committee from the State at large. The Speaker said he took this action to mean that the House did not want the fair. Another World's Fair conference com mittee was appointed tonight, but ad journed until next Wednesday. California In New Yerk. New York, February 13.—A great fruit fair opened last evening at tbe Armory building, on Thirty-fifth afreet, Sixth avenue and Broadway. Its exhibit is chiefly of citrus fruits of San Bernardino county, California, al though there is a variety of other products. Throughout the length and breadth of the immense drill rooms are a multitude of pale yellow and vivid gold pyramids of lemons and oranges; trees bearing snowy flow ers and perfect fruit; giant cacti, sixteen or eighteen feet high; a collec tion of mineral specimens; silver and other metals; salt crystals ; specimens of cement made from South Riverside limo rock clay, as hard aa adamant; pumpkins large enough for the fabled coach, and four beets as Mg as a horse's head; amber and blood-red wines; preserved fruits and a splendid specimen of yucca aud Spanish bayonet, Jtom the fibres of which paper is made, bales of alfalfa grass, etc. The exhibition was arranged by three San Bernardino gentlemen, J. P. Clune, J. C. Scutt and E. W. Howes. Its object is enlightenment, not money-making. An Unknown Wnck. Victoria, B. C, February 13.—News was received today from the west coast of Vancouver island, that a lumber-laden ship had gone to pieces on Vargas island, at the entrance to Clayoquot sound, and all the crew lost. Indians report the coast in the vicinity of the wreck strewn with lumber, and one of the masts of the vessel with a mass of cord age is floating over the reef whero tbe vessel sank. Nothing was found to indi cate the name of the vossel, or where she was from, except one small article,which may lead to the identification of the ship. The Indians picked up a leather pouch, such as is commonly worn by sailors, and which contained the letters and discharges of one Peter son, of Abo, Finland. When the infor mant left Clayoquot, no bodies had come ashore. The letters and other papers are now in the possession of a Catholic priest at Clayoquot. Al Hay man in Chicago. Chicago, February 13.—1t is an nounced tonight that John Carson has signed a five-years' lease of the Columbia theater, this city, to William G. Davis, of the Haymarket theater, and Al Hay man, of San FraDcisco. The Columbia has changed hands several times since it passed out of the possession of Jack Haverly. Boiler Exploded. Pittsburg, February 13.--The boiler of the locomotive attached to a con struction train on the Pittsburg, Mc- Keesport and Youghiogheny railroad ex ploded this morning at Douglass station. Charles Jenkins, a flagman, was killed and four other trainmen were injured.* Wm. Ludwig, the engineer, has died from his wounds. j Will Hang Today. I San Francisco, February 13.—Unless' Governor Waterman intervenes, Wong Ah Hung, who killed his uncle, will be hanged in the county jail tomorrow at noon. Ttie condemned man shows no signs of fear or concern regarding his ap proaching death. The Kaniam I v tereeted. San Francisco, February 13.—The latest advices from "California on Wheels," are that such interest was manifested by the Topeka, Kansas, peo ple that the car was detained two days beyond schedule time. An excellent display of the various California fruits has been placed in the show windows. Tho Uuk GamlDg South. San Francisco, February 13. The • revenue cutter Richard Rush was at the Main-street wharf this afternoon, taking in a supply of coal for a Southern cruise. She wiil leave tomorrow afternoon. Her destination has not been stated, but it is said that she will go as far as San Diego.