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DAILY HERALD. —rUBMSHBD— BKVEN DAYS A WKBVK. JOSEPH D. LYNCH. JAMES J. ATl**. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles at second-class matter. I DELIVERED BY CABRIEBB At lOc. per Week, or soc. per month. Office of Pnbllcation, 123-125 West Second street '<* Angeles. Telephone No. 156 TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 18, IS9O. Whore the Union Pacific Extension Runs. A recent iasne of the Salt Lake Tribune contains a letter from Beaver City, Utah, which contains a description of the terri tory through which the Union Pacific Railroad Company is now extending its line from Milford to Pioche on its way to Los Angelea. By the outside world the region is generally regarded as little better than a desert, but this letter written on the spot proves that it is a territory of abundant natural resources of several kinds. The climate of Sonthern Utah and Nevada is quite good, figs and cotton doing well in many places. The average rainfall around Beaver City and Pioche is from an inch to an inch and a half per month during the summer, with greater precipitation In the mountains which abound in this territory, the Bnow from which sends abundant streams on to the plains below all the year round. These streams are used for iriigation pur poses in the valleys below. Some of these mountain peaks rise to a height of over 12,000 feet, and the area now under irrigation ditches in the territory here ad verted to amounts to 500,000 acres, which Governor Thomas thinks might easily be doubled. To do this would require the construction of reservoirs and the devel oping of all the water there is in the Btrsams. The country is very beautiful in the mountains, with many small lake lets, abundant timber, plenty of game, including deer and bear, and good fish ing in the streams, which are well stocked with trout. There is a good start made to put the country under some sort cf productive usefulness. In the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Millard, Piute and Washington, Utah, there are 13,000 horses, 40,000 cattle and 250,000 sheep. Dairying has been begun at several points and there are three small woolen mills, one at Washington City, Washington county. one at Kingston. Piute county, and the third at Beaver City, Beaver county. They all employ 125 hands. Bat it is as a mineral region that the section is most important. Southern Utah and Nevada are perhaps the rich est districts in mineral wealth in the Union, now awaiting development. The precious metals have been taken from the veins there for a long time past, but no really thorough work has ever been attempted because of the distance to the railroad station. Lead and copper ores are abundant, but these still lie almost untouched. Nearly all the minerals useful in modern civilization are found there. Platinum, zinc, antimony, plumbago, arsenic, manganese, nickel, cobalt and mercury are found. There are large de posits of the valuable clays used in pot teries, and there are large deposits of rock salt. Sulphur is so abundant that works have been established to sub limate it near Cove Creek. Speaking of iron and coal this letter says: Iron ore is pretty generally diffused throughout the country, but one of the largest deposits in the world perhaps is in Iron county. In this locality there are ten separate deposits or mountains of hematite and magnetic ore, estimated to contain 130,000,000 tons of this char acter of ore, averaging from 65 to 70 per cent, of the pure metal, which is said to be the highest grade iron ore ever dis covered any place. Aa yet no use has ever been made of these vast deposits of iron, although nature seems to have par ticularly adapted this region for exten sive iron works; for, besides other na tural facilities, there are running along almost side by aide with the iron deposits beda of coal that extend the whole length of the county, north and aouth. Meat of this coal is of the bituminous variety, but recently there has been found at the south end of this coal region aa excellent quality of anthracite. There is a good deal going on there now in the way of gold and silver min ing. Of the former metal, $10,000,000 to $14,000,000 a year have been taken ont for a few years past near Osceola, Nevada, and now an aqueduct twenty miles in length ia being constructed at a cost of $200,000, to develop these mines to bet ter advantage. A silver mine at the base of the Grampion mountain in Beaver county, Utah, yielded in four years, $13,000,000, of which $4,000,000 were paid out in dividends to the stockholders. But most of the mining in this sec tion is being done by men of small means, who are merely holding on to their property in the hope of the railroad reaching there, when they will be able to sell out to people with means to develop tbe deposits. In Ely district in Nevada, between 1864 and 1880, the output of the mines ia eati mated at $26,000,000, but in the latter year quarrela between the owners of the mines led to the foreclosure of some of the best properties, and since then lit tle has been done. All the way from Salt Lake to the southern boundary of Inyo county, Cali fornia, the Union Pacific extension trav eraes a remarkably rich country, where the local traffic will fully juatify the building of a road. It ia a far better country than any of the transcontinental roada traverse, in long stretches between the summits of the Rocky mountains and the western foot of the Sierra Nevadaa. From the south line of Inyo county to Bar stow there is a stretch of country as bar ren as the desert of Sahara; but it is not a long stretch. If the road heads south westerly across the Mojave district, in Los Angelas county, to tbe mouth of Rock creek, to come to Lot Angeles by way of Soledad canon oX down the Te THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: TUESDAY CORNING, FEBRCAIiY 18, I*9o jungas, it will cross a country which will settle up in a few years, with a prosper ous population. If it comes in by the Cajon pass it will at once strike 1 the richest valley in the world. The trade of Southern California in freight and passengers is to be one of large-proportions. The shipments of fruits, vegetables and wines from this section will be of immense proportions. We need coal from the Utah coal fields here, and we will work the iron of the mines and smelt the ores here. Then the road will lie at all points be low the snow line. There will be no snow sheds to build, no snow plows to operate, no storm-bound trains for weeks at a time, but this will be the cheapest line to operate and the safest line to travel by. These are the sound reasons that exist to justify the present effort of the Union Pacific to reach this Coast and this city, and these reasons will stimulate the con struction of the road until it reaches tide water at the gates of Los Angeles. Mr. Carlisle did a wise thing yester day when he said in the House that, Mr. Reed, by his Bismarckian One-Man- Power methods having succeeded in foisting his peculiar set of rules on tbo House, he would stop making objections, and take the matter now to a higher tribunal. The meagre press dispatch does not make it quite clear what is meant by this proposed step. If it means an appeal to the Supreme bench, Mr. Reed will be sustained by a "strict party vote" in that august body that was in tended by the constitution to be lifted above politics, but which at times, unfortunately, is above nothing. If Mr. Carlisle means an appeal to the people next- fail, Mr. Reed will not be sustained. The dominant party will now go on and seat all the contesting con gressional candidates who want seats to which their Democratic opponents were elected. But when this unseating of the men who were the people's choice, and Mr. Reed's rules, by which this was made possible, are taken to the country for final judgment next fall, Mr. Reed will find what a majority is, and whero the final decision tf these matters rest. The country is against Mr. Reed. San Francisco is abaolutely jubilant that it has got one murderer, a China man whose brain an autopsy proves to have been insane, duly hanged for his crime. Never was there such general rejoicing over a similar incident since the days of "Koko" and "Nanki Poo." If the good people of the Bay City are pleased at such a trifle, they ought to be made glad every week in the year,for there are more than fifty red-handed slayers in her city jail, some of whom have been there so long that one would have to find the oldest inhabitant to learn the name of the victim with whose taking-off they stand accused. One can recall no more fitting quotation in view oi this jubilation than the lines of Byron on ihe battle cf Waterloo: "On with the dance, let joy be unconfined." All the Iroquois Clubs of the State will hold a symposium in San Francisco, on Washington's Birthday, which will be next Saturday. The wigwam of the tribe in Los Angeles wil 1 meet this even ing, in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, to select delegates to the assembly of the chiefs in the Bay City. The chiefs will all make "big talks" on the coming State campaign next fall. There will be many of the leading Demo crats of the State at the meeting. That is no doubt an ex-official* of the Republican ranks converted to tbe Democratic faith, whose conscience, awakened by his conversion, compelled him to send $20 to the "conscience fund" at Washington. Wonder who he is, what office he held here, and how it came that he only stole $20? His oppor tunities must have been limited. Amusements. Last night at the Grand opera house W. S. Cleveland's Minstrels appeared, af'er an absence of a year. In many of i its features it is one of the best minstrel shows ever seen here. The band is ex cellent. The company is gorgeously cos ' turned. The sentimental songs are . above the average, and they are well sung. Raymond Shaw. Harry J. How ard, J. P. O'Keefe and Will E. Nanke -1 ville have fine voices. Sweatnam and Rice have no equals in their lines. The i tumbling of the quintette of gymnast* , is good, and the show ends with a gang of a dozen Japs that do marvelous feats 'in the acrobatic line. The play is on for ' the week, with Wednesday and Saturday f matinees and a performance Sunday ■ nigh 1 ;. , At the Los Angeles tonight the Boston . Mendelssohn Quintette club will give a concert of some merit. Those who want ' to enjoy really good music should secure 1 seats. Seventeen Oeorgrlaas Arrested. Augusta, Ga., February 17.—This morning United States depu'y marshals i went to Sharon, Ga., and arrested seven teen prominent citizens, charged with conspiracy and intimidation against the newly appointed Postmaster Duckworth. They brought the prisoners to Anaueta tonight. The officers went to Sharon armed with rifles and prepared for trouble, _ but met with no resistance and laid their weapons aside. The warrants for arrest are based on testimony taken by postoffice inspectors. An Elevated Road Franchise. Chicago, February 17.—Mayor Cre gier today signed an ordinance granting the tight of way to the Randolph-street elevated railroad, after the company had agreed to a novel condition, which is that beginning December 1, 1890, the company shall pay into the city treasury yearly two per cent, of its gross annual income, the rate to be increased to three per cent, at the end of five years, and to five per cent, at the end of another five years. Tbe Mayor, in offering the propo sition to the Council for ratification, said the time had come when the people at large should receive some consideration for valuable rights and privileges granted corporations. mardl Grai New Orleans, February 17. —The carnival began today with the usual festivities. Rex's entry was, as usual, triumphant. The grand pageant will be held tomorrow. KILRAIN WORSTED. The Ex-Champion diven a Genuine surprise. BEATEN IN A SIX-ROUND FIGHT. The Contest Was For Scientific Points—Honors Rest Easy With The Pacific Coast. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. New Orlkans, February 17.—Three important events were on the Southern Athletic Club programme tonight. Kil rain vs. Corbett, six rounds; Cleary vs. Smith, six rounds; Bezsnah vs. John son, four rounds. After the Vaquelin fight the Southerners determined to find some foeman worthy of Kilrain's prow ess, and looked over the country for a suitable match. Their attention was called to J. J. Corbett, the Olympic Club teacher at San Francisco. Corbett is a giant youngster and out West is looked upon as the coming world's cham pion. A match was made. Corbett was in beautiful condition, while Kilrain looked too heavy. Fur thermore, Muldoon said tho sad affair at Dallas had rather unnerved him. There was a large crowd of spectators present at the club rooms to witness the glove contests. Kilrain stated his weight variously between 201 and 205 pounds. He did not have a very lively air as be came out. But the ex-champion looked i massive and strong, although he com plained beforehand of having contracted the "grip" at Houston. Corbett came out all smiles and made a strange con -1 trast to Kilrain. Although Corbett is C i feet lkj inches tall, he locked a mere i boy alongside of his adversary. He onl> weigh-* 183 pounds, and looked even less. Kilrain had Muldoon and Cleary behind ' him, while Corbett was seconded by 1 Tommy Danforth, who will fight Paddy i Mcßride in a few days, and Mike Smith, 1 while George Scott, well known here , some years ago as one of the cleverest of lightweights, was bottle-holder. Muldoon introduced the mcc, and an nounced that Kilrain weighed 201 pounds. Corbett looked over at his burly rival and said incredulously: "Then you can put me down for 170 pounds." FIRST ROUND. Mr. E. R. Violette, a well known cotton man and enthusiastic amateur sparrer, i was selected by the club as referee. He announced that he propoeed to decide the contest on its merits. Time was called without more preliminaries, and both sprang lightly forward to the scratch, Corbett smiling as if eager for the fray. Both men sparred for an opening, watching each other's style, for ii was the first time they met. Corbett carried his left loosely, while his right held guard. He feinted with his left, but Kilrain jumped away. Then Kilrain shoved his left out at Corbett's face, and as Corbett got away Corbett caught him in the back with his right. That gave Corbett a pjint, and when Kilrain rushed him again he smashed his ieft into Kilrain's face. Kilrain clinched, but Corbett held him and prevented Kilrain's usual hali arm blows. Corbett followed this up with a smash left-hander in the stomauh with his arm down at nearly full length. This was followed by another clinch, and Kilrain's right arm failed to find Cor bett's neck before the clinch was broken. Kilrain tried leading with his left, but fell abort twice, Corbett getting out oi his reach like a flash. When he came back to the center, he feinted with his left and before Kilrain knew it Corbett's right caught him clip in the side, and the Cal ifornian was away. Kilrain was a little bothered, and was more so when he got out his left in a hurry and landed lightly on Corbett's side, tbe latter getting al most out of reach before the blow was landed. Kilrain found one way to get in ami so he led twice with his left on Cor bett's side, and clinched and hugged Corbett'a neck so hard that the crowd expressed displeasure. Kilrain kept on, however, and in the next left-handed ; lead and clinch he had his right arm free and did a little damaging punishing with his right on Cor jett's neck. The latter took it good-naturedly, however, and took care to do the leading next time. He feinted with his left again and smashed his right into Kilrain's face and i got away neatly amid the cheers of the crowd. The next time Kilraiu led again j with his left on Corbett's side, but Cor bett was ready and countered lustily with his left on Kilrain's face. Kilrain looked astonished, but when Corbett lod again he warily kept out of reach. Cor bett ducted to avoid a return, and Kil rain seized him and held him in a vicious hug. The referee warned him this time, but Corbett only smiled. Time was called as the men stood off at arm's length, and Corbett went to his seat like a victor, amidst the cheers of the crowd and the plaudits of his sur prised and delighted seconds. Kilrain looked considerably surprised and a little disheartened. SECOND ROUND. Corbett stepped up lively for the sec ond, and opened up with a rattling left hander on Kilrain's face, which made the champion stare in amazement. Kit rain ralied and planted a hard right hander on Corbett's neck, and clinched, but Corbett was like a young lion and never phased. He showed his uncoo cern by dashing his left into Kilrain's face, and jumping away as soon as they came to the center again. Kilrain had not yet lost confidence, and feinting with his left, swung his right hard on Cor bett's neck, but waile he was doing that Corbett's left shot out and caught Kil rain a stunning blow over the left eye making an ugly cut and drawing blood.' The crowd went wild, and Kil rain evidently lost heart. It was the turning point of the fight and Kilrain stuck to the corners surlily after that. Kilrain tried his clinching act as the beat plan, but Corbett held his adversary tight and prevented infighting After they parted Kilrain led but fell short. Corbett did better with a heavy left-handed rib roaster, escaping with a light return on the face. Kilrain sparred again and made two points by light left handers on the eide, but Corbettstopped his leaning by a heavy left-hand counter on the face, and Kilrain got out of reach. Corbett followed and planted his left on Kilrain's nose, and Kilrain clinched. They parted again; Kilrain feinted with his left, but as he swung hia right, Corbett got under it, and Kilrain sought safety in a hug Kilrain took up rushing, and landed with both bands on the riba in succession and clinched. Corbett came back with his left hand in the face. Kilrain countered with his left on the face, and then Cor bett bronght his right aronnd in a hurry and smashed Kilrain square in the nose Time waa called, then Corbett again i got cheers. Kilrain claimed that hie eye was cut by Corbatt's elbow, although he did not think it intentional. third round. Kilrain came up slow and determined for the third round, and showed some of his old skill, and planted his left on Cor bett's stomach, and got away. Corbett duplicated the blow and escaped, Kil rain repeated the performance again, and then both men defiantly coaxed each other on, but boh were wary. Corbett feinted w ; th his left during the coaxing act, and brought his right around on Ki> rain's ribs. Kilrain took the lead, and after filling short with his left, stepped in and swung the name hand around, landing on the back of Corbett'a neck. The champion was encouraged and made a good rush, landing one hand after the other on the stomach and chest. Corbett tock his punishment with unconcern, and came back with a left-hander in the face, but received a counter. Corbett made a lively rush, but Kilrain met him squarely and landed both hands in succes sionon the chest of his advancing foe, and got in another left-hander in the face at parting. Corbett replied in kind by a left-hander on the ribs, and sent the same hand back prettily, catching Kil rain on the nose before the latter knew what had happened. Corbett then sailed in fiercely. He fell short with his left, but swung his right on the chest and got away. Kilrain tried to stop the rally by a left-hander in the face, hut got a return of the same kind, and Corbett slapped hia face twice with his right as time was called. fourth round. Corbett pranced forward like a young colt for the fourth round and danced away as Kilrain led. Kilrain followed nnd reached Co-1 ett's neck by swinging his right. Kilrain thea reached the ribs with his left and clinched, but as he be gan in-fighting the crowd cried "foul," and the referee ordered them to break. Corbett led and fell short, but avoided leaving an opening by ducking cleverly out of reach. "When he came up he led for Kilrain's face with his left and landed and got away. As he came back Kilrain stopped his prog ress with a right-hander on the ribs. Corbett's lead fell short, and Kilrain came with a rush, landing his right on Corbett's long but sturdy neck. Then the champion reached Corbett's chest twice with his left, following it up with a right-hander on the ribs. Corbett could not find an opening all this time, and when ho tried to get it) his light he fell short, but ducked under again. He ulso avoided the next rush by slipping from Kilrain's fond embrace. Kilrain finally succeeded in clinching Corbett with his left and using his right at short range, and Corbett tried upper cuts with his right, reaching Kilrain's face. One of these swings caught Kil rain's loft eye with bis wrist and raised a lump under it. After they broke Kil rain got in a clean right-hander on the side. Corbett's left-hand lead was short, but ho smashed Kilrain on the neck as the latter closed, and broke away from a hug. Kilrain again landed his left on the ribs but Corbett retaliated with interest. Corbett's left caught Kilrain on the arm, but he sent in the same hand with light ning epeed, and Kilrain received it on the neck. Corbett swung his left round like a wild idad, and twice in succession he accomplished the feat of landing on the side and face with the same band and getting away. The second time Kilrain countered lightly with his left. As time was called Kilrain was some what winded, but lookud a little more pleased, as it was his best round. fifth round. Kilrain came up more confident in the fifth. He settled down to business at once, swinging his left on Corbett's neck and clinching, The next time he rushed Corbett got away. Kilrain led at close quarterp, but Corbett slipped under gracefully. The third time they clinched, and again Kilrain was maddened by the cry of "break." As he let go he landed his right angrily on Corbett's neck. They \ame together again at close quar ters, and Corbett's lightning left caught Kilrain on the stomach and stopped his clinch. Kilrain came on and clinched, but Corbett broke away and sent in his right in Kilrain's stomach, getting away. Cor bett sailed in again, but Kilrain was wide awake and warded off his leads with both hands, and then pushed Cor bett away. Corbett would not be de- Died and reached Kilrain's neck with his left, but Kilrain clinched and warmed Corbett's head in close quarters. Cor bett patted Kilrain's face with his left, but Kilrain closed and landedboth hands on Corbett's neck. Corbett kept on, led with his left on Kilrain's chest, and swung his right in on his neck and got away. Kilrain countered and reached Corbett's chest with his left lightly. Corbett continued to advance, but Kilrain slipped out of the reach of his well meant blows. But Corbett got the champion at last, and smashed him right and left on the chest and face, lauding four rattling blows be fore Kilrain clinched for self-protection. After breaking, Kilrain shot out his left and caught Corbett's neck twice in suc cession and clinched, upper-cutting on Corbett's neck as he held him. Corbett asked if that was fair. When they came together again, Kilrain quickly swung hia right on Corbett's stomach, but as he ducked away Corbett delivered an upper cut on his swollen face. Kilrain led with his left on Cor bett's face and received a light return as time was called. SIXTH ROUND. Corbett was cheered as he came up in fine condition for the sixth round, while Kilrain came forward sullenly. Both men sparred long for an opening" Corbett was willing to let well enough alone, and Kilrain did not want to afford his youug opponent any more good chances to distinguish himself. Corbett led first, but fell short and when he brought his right around looking for Kilrain's neck, the latter got out of reach Kilrain stepped in then with a left hander on the chest, but Corbstt count ered on the stomach. Kilrain played for Corbett's stomach with his left, but the blow was a little slow, and Corbett's left went out hard and straight and caught Kilrain on the no?e. It was a hard rap and made the champion wince. Kilrain hurried matters a little, however and led on Corbett's face with his left twice in succession, follow ing his second lead with a right-hander on the neck and a clinch. Corbett kept away from the next rush. Then Corbett lead lightly on the face, but Kilrain clinched and punched Corbett's head a little with bis right until warned away. He stood off than, and landed a left hander on the face, but met with a hard left-hander counter under the eye. Corbett stepped in lively and swung his left on Kilrain's stomach in his favorite way, and ducked away from returns. Kilrain replied with a left-hander on the cheek, at the same time cleverly catch ing a return on the right. Kilrain rushed again, and landed his left on the chest and his right on Corbett's neck, clinching again as time was called. THE VICTOBY AWARDED TO CORBETT. The fight was over and the crowd was all on* way. There were shouts of "Corbett," "Corbett," and Corbett waa as happy as a school boy in hia corner. He had never lost hia smile of confi dence, did not bear a mark from his en counter, and felt that he had done the best thing in bis life. Kilrain came forward and claimed that only five rounds had been fought, but the tally showed six; and Referee Violette an nounced that as tho fight was to ba de cided on scientific points, and not on strength of blows, he awarded the victory to James J. Corbett, of Sati Francisco. Corbett received an ovation and was almost carried to hia dressing room by his seconds and new-fonnd admirers. "I am the biggest man in the country now," he said, "and expect to make a good deal of money off my victory. I wit go back to California in a few days, but return here later." . When it was suggested that California would hang up a fo 000 purse for him, he said he has been offered $5,000 to meet Choyineki again, a man he has met twice and beaten. Kilrain came into the dressing room a little later and said he had been told it was only five rounds. Corbett replied there had been six rounds, but even if only five he had the beat of it. Kilrain disputed that, and offered to go right out and fight it over. Again Corbett said he had a reputation now and would use it. He would consider Kilrain's offer for an other meeting, but would not promise anything except that Kilrain could have the first lioish fight. Five ounce gloves were used. The remainder of the entertainment was rather dwarfed by the big event. Fezsnah, who was imp ictted in the James affair, defeated Johnson in four rounds. Mike Cleary whipped Mike Smith, the Cincinnati heavy-weight, in two rounds. KILRAIN NOT SATISFIED. Kilrain says he ia not satisfied with to night's toitest, as all in-fighting was barred; Corbett having the longest reach naturally, could tap and get away ; ho would like to box him ten rounds with five-ounce gloves, but prefers a fin ish with large gloves. NEW YOKE WOIILB'S FA I It. Tlie Piatt crowd Endorses Depew's Proposition. New York, February 17. —An enor mouß and enthusiastic mass meeting was held this evening in Coopar Union in favor of the original World's Fair bill ■S'hich is hung up in the Legislature. Chauncey Depew, Worrier Miller, John F. Plummer and others spoke. Over flow meetings were held all arouud Cooper Union, and at meetings ex- Senator Piatt was vigorously denounced by the speakers. At the main meeting a set of resolutions was adopted, and an address to tho public netting forth tbe non-partisan charae'er of the enterprise, and denying the allegation that Tammany Hall would have the adinia.'s ration of the millions. After this speeches were made by Messrs. Miller, Depaw and othera. Then Mr. Plummer stepped up and said in substance that he had had a conference* tonight with ex-Senator Piatt, who had snd to him that he (Piatt) wants the fair to come to New York, and wanted Piummer to go to the Cooper's Union and tell the citizens that if the meeting ratified Depew's proposition, the State committee would adopt it. This proposition, in substance, is that there shall be made an amendment to the bill that no contracts will be let; on money expended, no appointments made except by a vote of two-thirds of all the appointees of the bill. Mr. Plum mer concluded: "I consider this to mean that the Senators will vote for the bill, and will go to Washington and demand our rights." Depew's proposition was heartily en dorsed by the meeting, which was then brought to a sudden close with three cheers for Thomas C. Piatt. Some New Bills. Washington, February 17.—Among the bills introduced in the House today were the following: By Turner, of Kansas—Declaring the forfeiture of all lands opposite to uncom pleted sections of railroads, for which land grants were made. By Clunie, of California—Appropriat ing $10,000 to provide for a survey for a harbor of refuge and breakwater at Santa Cruz, Cal. By DeHaven, of California—Appropri ating $40,000 for a lighthouse near Punta Gorda, Cal. ; also $25,000 for the estab lishment of a lighthouse station at Hum boldt, Cal.; also for a public building at Eureka, Cal. • By Townsend, of Colorado, for a pub lic park at Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The following joint resolution was also introduced by Taylor,of Illinois: Chang ing the term of the President and Vice- President to six years, and providing that they shall serve one term only. The resolution also extends the term of Rep resentatives in Congress to three years. A FEMAEE FORUER. A New Jersey Woman Arrested on a Serious Charge, Camden, N. J., February 17.—A war rant was sworn out here today by T. C. Lippeccotr, of|this city, for the arrest of Mrs. Julia C. Lippencott, an Atlantic City hotel proprietress, charging her with forgery. No information could be obtained as to the amount or nature of the forgery. Suits were brought at Mount Holly today on three noteß purporting to be signed by Mrs. Lippencott's hiißbind and her sis ter, Mrs. Haines. The defense set up is that the signatures are forgeries. Mrs. Haines says that while she never signed her name to a mortgage or note, the de fending of the suits that will be brought against her on papers to which her name ia forged, will render her penniless. A diepttch from Philadelphia sajs Mrs. Lii pincott passed through that city today presumably on her way Bout> Mrs. Hnines went to Philadelphia today, and going to her aafe deposit vault was amazed to find all the deeds to her prop erty, bonds and other securities to the valus of many thousand dollars missing Mrs. Lippencott had a duplica c key to the box. Drugged and Robbed. Newark, N. J., February 17.—A pretty German girl, aged 24 years, was found unconscious at the corner of Lawrence and Commerce streets, by an officer to night. She waa taken to police head quarters, where ahe recovered con sciousness. She gave the name of Wilhelmina Lestering. She said she came from Carlstadt to find friends in this city, and had $1,000 in bills. She waa lured by a man into a hoi.se where ahe waa drugged, assaulted and robbed. She could give no descrip tion of her asaailant. Brazilians Delirious with Joy. New York, February 17 —Parts of a newspaper received today by a Brazilian steamer says the news of the official recognition of tbe Brazilian republic by the United States was transmitted to the governors of the different states, and replies were received expressing joy at ihe good news, and saying the people were filled with delirious enthusiasm over it. FOREIGN FLASHES. Proceedings in the British Commons. PARNELLITE AGITATION KEPT UP Pom Pedro's Mind Said to Be Un hinged-Boulanger Refused a Divorce. Associated Press Dispatches to The Herald. London, February 17.—1n the Coin mons Parnell asked for information as to the Government's intention regarding the report of the special Parnell commis sion. Hon. W. H. Smith, Government leader, said the Government intended to ask the House to adopt the report and thank the commission for its just and im partial conduct. [Cheers, counter cheers and laughter]. He also said the Govern ment would ask the House to enter the report on its journal. [Ciies of Ob! Oh I], He hoped to make a motion on Monday next to carry out the Government's inten tion. Debate on the address in reply to the speech from the throne was resumed. William O'Brien declared that the Na tionalists have grown stronger under co ercion. During Balfour's term of office as Secretary of Ireland £120,000 had been subscribed by the people to carry out the objects of the League. The boycott still prevailed everywhere and the National ists had triumphed. T. W. Russell attacked the Parnellitee, saying they now bespattered praise on Gladstone, whom before they had cov ered with the worst epithets. Probably the press clause in the Crimes Act was unwise, but in other respects coercion had assisted to restore and maintain or der in Ireland. Lefevre, member for Bradford, severely stigmatized the manner in which he had been subjected to police surveillance dur ing his recent visit to Ireland. He admitted the Government's conten tion that Ireland was somewhat im proved in condition, but asserted that it was not due to coercion; it was entirely due to a good harvest. Roulanaer Refused a Divorce. Paris, February 17.—General Boulan t;er was, notified today that the sacred congregation at Rome, to which was re ferred his application, decided agaiust grantiog him a divorce. The G nsr 1 has tent to the Papal Nuncio at Paris, en treating him to ask tne Holy Father to overrule the decision. Should the ap plication be successful, the General will marry Mmc Bsndmain, to whom he owes 100,000 francs. Dam Pedro's lUlnd Unhinged. London, February 17.—The Paris cor respondent of the News saya Dom Pe dro's nervous disease increases, and partly unhinges his mind. He lives in daily expectation of being recalled to rule Brazil, and does not realize the pre carious state of his own finances. He refuses to reduce his imperial suite, aud maintains his expenses on a grand scale. A German Political Riot. Berlin, February 17 —Socialists at tacked a meeting of Liberals at Leignitz. The police interfered and many persona were wounded. French t oui-trsy. Paris, February 17.—The United States squadron landsd 700 men at Villefranche for drill, the Government having granted per mission, which it declared it would refuse to any European fleet. Buahlrl's Successor. Zanzibar, February 17. —Bwanheri, with a large force, holdß the field against Major Wisamann. Bwanheri ia a terri torial chieftain belonging to an ancient family. He haa greater influence than waa poasesaed by Bushiri, the chief re cently banged by the Germans. British Miners Will Strike. London, February 17. —Four hundred thousand miners in Great Britain have decided to adhere to their demand for an increase of ten per cent, in wages. It is probable that there will be a strike. Bhould they do so, the coal output will be decreased three-quarters. Steamers lv « olllaion. Queenstown, February 17.—While the new steamer Aretbusa was entering the harbor today she fouled the steamer Per sian Monarch, for New York, which put back here with a propeller gone. The Arethusa afterwards grounded. To Renew the Modus Vivendi, Ottawa, Out., February 17 —The Government has decided to ask Parlia ment to renew the modus vivendi with the United States, in view of the die position of the Government to negotiate for the settlement of all difficulties be tween the two countries. ■ • Died of Influenza. London, February 17. —Right Honor able Louis Mallett, B. C, a well-known authority on commercial treaties, died today of influenza. BURGLARS SHUT. An Ohio Farmer Does Good Work With Hia Gss. Crestline, Ohio, February 17. —Far- mer John Frengel was called to his door last night by two men, who claimed to have telegrams for him. Frengel was suspicious, and before opening the door put a revolver in his pocket. When the door waa opened the men sprang in, grabbed Frengel and demanded hia money. Mra. Frengel came to her hua band'a assistance. One of the burglars seized her while the other forced Frengel to the floor. The farmer, finding it im possible to use his revolver on his man, took aim at the one holding hia wife and fired. The robber gave a cry of pain, and both men ran hastily from "the house. Frengel fired several shots after them, then locked the house and went to bsd. This morning the dead body%f one of the burglara was found in the front yard, and a trail of blood followed up disclosed the other one in the woods badly wounded. Both men are strangers. California Dried Fruits. New York, February 17.—The local demand for California raisins improved during the past week, particularly for three crown stock- It is estimated that there aro not more than four thousand boxes here in first hands. Three crown raisins, best brands, are now bringing $1.90 to $2. Prunes remain in a strong position. Apricots continue in very good demand. There were several local offers on Satur day for liberal quantities, including one of 14)4 cents for 500 cases, and an other of 14% cents for a smaller but choicer lot. One holder has withdrawn two lots of a very fine quality of stock for the time being.