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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
ON THE RAIL.
A Train Falls Through a
IN A RAGING TORRENT BELOW.
Several Persons Lose Their
Lives and Their Prop
Assoolated Press Dispatches to the Heralb
St. Lodis, Match 6.—The railroad ac
cident on the Iron Mountain Railway,
near DeSoto, Mo., which was very
briefly referred to lato last night, while
not at all unusual in regard to the fatal
casualties, proves to have been quite re
markable in respect to several ciroum"
stances which attended it. It occurred
at Victoria, thirty miles south of here,
a little after 10 o'clock, and was occa
sioned by tho giving way, under the
train, of a trestle which crossed the
Joachim creek nt that point. The (rain
was the Texas express, and con
sisted 'of baggage, express and
mail cars, a smoker, two
passongcr coaches and four sleepers,
carrying about one hundred and thirty
passengers. A heavy rain had fallen all
day and tho creek was much swollen.
At Hemutite, the first station this side of
the trestle, the engineer received orders
to ruu cautiously, as the nin had beeu
heavy und the crock was over its banks.
Engineer Kelly says he rau slowly be
youd that point and both ho ami his
liremau, William Hach, watched
the track very carefully. As he
approached the trestle Kelly observed
that the track was entirely struight
and level, showing nothing wrong, and
he went nn without the slightest fear or
hesitation; hut when his engine reached
about tho middle of the trestlo he felt
the whole structure sinking beneath
him. In an instant he opened ihe valve
operating the airbrakes full width and
brought the train to so quick a stop that
the front end of oue of the cars was
crushed in by the sudden shook. This
saved the coaches, but tho baggage,
mail, express and smoking cars went iuto
the raging torrent below, carrying with
them all ou board. Engineer Kelly and
tireman Hach weut down with the
engino and were submerged iv
the flood. Kelly, in his strug
gles to free himself, found that one
of his feet was hold fast, but at the same
instant, aud just as he realized that be
must drown, the engine turned over, his
foot was released and he came to the
surface. Seizing a passing log, he clung
to it desperately and was swept down
the torrent and lodged against a tree,
150 yards below, with scarcely
strength enough to move. He
clasped his legs and arms around
the limbs of tho tree, became un
conscious aud was not restored until
two or three hours afterward. He bad
been taken from the tree and kindly
cared for in a house in Victoiia. His
face and head were severely cut, two of
his toes cut from one of his feet, and he
was badly bruised in various parta of his
body. He will ieover. FirtminHac'u
was carried about 500 yards down the
stream, lodged in a mass of brush or
drift, and was rescued soon after the flood
subsided. The postal car was swept away
some distance aud as the water rushed
through it from end to end the mail was
literally washed out and it is now scat
tered over miles of territory or embed
ded in the mud of the creek. It is re
garded as a total loss, the whole of it
being completely soaked and the
addresses of tho letters obliterated.
Postal clerks McCullough, Shatter
and Ryan were badly bruised
and almost drowned, und being stripped
for work, they lost all their clothe?,
their geld watches and about §250
in moDey, which were carried away by
the flood. The smoker, which is said
to have contained some twenty persons,
was swept down about 300 feet below
the trestle, but all its occupants are be
lieved to have beeu saved. They suc
ceeded in getting outside of the car and
clung to its top until they were rescued.
There is some dpubts about the baggage
man and express messenger being saved,
but later dispatches from the wreck say
tbat no train men were lost.
The cause of the unprecedented flood
is believed to have been a cloudburst,
which took plaoe late in the oveniug and
filled the creek, which runs between
rugged hills for miles, so full that it be
came a raging torrent with a current of
over twenty miles per hour and swept
everything before it.
A full list of the casualties cannot be
obtained, but, aside 'rom Henry Byron,
of Jamestown, N. V., who was fouud
drowned in the smoker, and Byrnes, a
brakeman, who had a foot dislocated, no
one other than those mentioned above
were in any way seriously injured.
Nearly one-half of those iv the smoker
lost their clothes, they being torn from
their persons, either in getting out of
the oar or by the rushing water through
which they were dragged ashore by
means of a rope. A farmer named An
drew White, of Biiley's Station, did
heroic work in saving passengers. He
swam several tines to the smoker,
and each time returned with one of
the unfortunates who were clinging
to the roof of the car. Several of the
passengers in the sleepers also aided ma
terially in the work. Conductor Guion,
of tbe train, and all of the train crew
labored like Trojans in rescuing those on
the oar. Tbe mail is said to have been
the largest ever sent over the road, and
the losses will fall heavily on this city,
where about three-quarters of the matter
originated. An express package, with
out address or anything on it by which
it can be identified, containing $37,000,
was found to day, and it is not unlikely
that others will be discovered in the bed
of the creek or in the woods.
Cleaned from Onr Exchanges In
Oar people are up and siirring, and
will show to the world that Colton leads
the van in producing Ihe finest oranges,
limes and lemons 'grown on this mun
dane sphere. This is probably the most
severe season for frosts and "cold snaps"
that has ever been known in California,
and in the face of this well-known
fact, on the 12th day of March we
propose to make an exhibit of Col
ton's citrus fruits; no other sec
tion of glorious California would pre
aumo for a moment to make this an
nouncement, but to show what Bsu Ber
nardino county can do. Colton comes
to the front. Our terrace lands know
nor recognize any distinction or differ
ence between one sejsou and another, as
the years pass by. Tho citrus fruit of
18S7 comparea favorably in quality,
quantity and flavor with that of ISSG, or
any previous year.
Mr. John Hust's hall has been secured
as tbe place to make the Colton citrus
exhibit, and already the proprietor, who
has kindly donated the hall and thrown
in his services, besides, ia fixing the hall
for tho display.
The fruit growers are in motion, and
Colton will make a showing on the 12th
day of this month that will be a credit
to her and San Bernardino county.
Arrangements have been made with
tbe railroad companies for round trip
tickets from Los Angeles to the Colton
Citrus Fair, on the 12th of this month,
for $2 50, other points on the roads at
proportionately less prices. The excur
sion train will leave Las Angeles at 8:30
o'clock A. M.; returning will leave Col
ton nt 10 p. St., after the grand display
of lire works and the breaking up of the
The Herald says: Wm. Bush is build
ing a neat cottage residence on Ross and
Third streets. L. L. West has one go
ing up adjoining.
Thomas Harris has commenced work
upon the two-story frame hotel opposite
the packing-house and a few steps from
the depot. It will cost $7000. A wind
mill, tower aud tank havo been com
Two dwelling houses are going up on
Ihe Evans tract, adjoining Gardner's.
D. F. Witmer is just finishing up four
tenement houses on the extension of
Church street, just off Maiu.
Dan Evans is building a house oppo
site W. H. Titcheual's on French street.
J. G. Walker is building a house for
C. W. Bowers, upon tho Blee tract.
Ira Chandler's elegant residence on
Main street is nearly finished.
Another dwelling is going up on the
Fruit tract, just off East Fifth street
This whole traot will soou be covered
with nice residences.
We hear that reports are in circula
tion in the city of Los Augeies that there
are quite a number of smallpox cases iv
Santa Ana. Suoh reports are false.
Not a single case of smallpox has been
Tbo plan for the new bank building of
the First National Bank of Santa Ana
has been drawn by Major Warner, and
presents a handsome exterior finish. A
large plateglass window will occupy a
good portion of the lower front of the
building, which will be occupied by the
bank. The building is to be two sto
ries, of brick and irou, and will be an
ornamental structure. About the Ist of
April work will begin.
Burning of at Flouring; mill.
St. Paul, March 6 —A special to the
Pioneer Press from Hudson, Wis., says:
The extensive flonring.mill plant of O.
Barkhart, north of this oity, burned this
morning. Loss, $100,000. The mill
was valued at $40,000; insurance,
$17,000. The elevator and warehouse
were valued at $40,000; insured for
$22,500. In the elevator were 35,000
bushels of wheat. A number of smaller
buildings were burned. The owner will
rebuild at once. _ , '
Menoiors Woiklng for Brooks.
San Francisco, Maroh'6.—A Call's
special to-night from Washington says :
Senators Hearst aud Stanford called upon
the President this morning in the inter
est of J. Marion Brooks, whose nomina
tion to be District Attorney for the
Southern Distriot of California was not
noted on by the Senate before adjourn
ment. They asaured the President that
if be would renominate Brooks, he would
be confirmed at the next term of Con
A Transcontinental Copper Tele
An Interesting Boat Race
at Elite Rink
Poet Costa, March 6.—The Western
Union Telegraph Company successfully
laid their new cable between here and
Benicia to day, under tho direction of
Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Telegraph
Construction. Thia cable completes the
copper wire constructed between San
Francisco and Chicago by the Western
Union, whioh is the first one ever con
structed across the continent. The new
wire will be worked by the Whcatstone
SEEKING TO REACH NEW YORK.
Senator Williams Interviews the
President in tho Interest of tlie
Sax Francisco, March o.—At the
Oakland Baseball Park this afternoon,
Jaguarine, the swordswoman, defeated
Captniu E.N. Jennings in a mounted
sword contest and a passage-at-arms on
foot, scoring twelve points to her oppo
nents, nine. The contest was witnessed
ed by a large crowd.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald
Philadelphia, March 6.—A.raoe
took place at the Elite Rink last night
which had ten starters ond iv which the
best previous American record was
beaten by all three of the men who fin
ished. The raco was won by Peter
Hegelman, who covered twenty miles
in two hours, torty-one minutes and
thirty-two seoonda. The best previous
American record for twenty-five miles
was two hours forty-nine minutes nnd
twenty-seven seconds, by D. Donovan,
at Providence, in August, 1879.
SEEKING NEW OUTLETS.
The Atchison, Tepeka and Santa
Fe Trying to Itcach New York.
New York, March 6.—The Btpreu'
Trenton special says: The Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fc Railroad wishes to
cross Now Jersey aud Arthurakill to
Statfrn Island and thus reach New York.
The Baltimore and Ohio is in the secret
and more or less interested. Maps and
plans have been prepared and arrange
ments have been made for obtaining the
necessary terminal facilities from the
Staten I-land Rapid Transit Company.
Where the new road proposes to enter
aud cross the State is unknown, but it
will not be by way of Philadelphia.
The connection of the road with the
Baltimore and Ohio may oause the Atch
ison to use the tracks and leases of tho
latter as far as possible. As uear as can be
ltarued the road will come into tho State
over the Reading, as far as Bound Brook.
Thence it may go to Perth Amboy over
tracks that w ill bo laid by the Baltimore
and New York road. It has tho right of
way from a point near Bound Brook.
The Atchison road his arranged to start
traffic to and from New York this way
by 1888. Surveyors have been quietly
at work for some weeks. It was part of
tbe plan to get everything in shape and
know exactly what is wanted before the
Legislature is appealed to. Tho legisla
tive snd of the matter, thus far, has been
conducted with great secrecy.
The Appointment of a Member
From This Coast Asked.
Washington, March 6.—Senator Wil
liams called upon the President yester
day, and made a final appeal for the ap
pointment ot a member of the Interstate
Commerce Commission from the Pacific
Coast. He said it made no difference
whether a Republican or a Democrat
was selected for the plaoe, as long as a
good man was chosen. He represented
to Cleveland the vital interest that tho
people of the Pacilio Coast have in the
administration of this law, being at the
extreme end of the long haul, und he
urged him in strong terms to select oue
Commissioner to represent the interest of
California. The President snii that he
was afraid to go to California for
a Commissioner, there being so
much contention there in relation to the
appointments. Mr. Williams assured
the President that there was no conten
tion iv the Republican party relatively
to the appointment of a Commissioner,
and he believed that whatever differences
had existed iv tho Democratic party
were now healed. He would guaruntee
that there would be no grumbling over
any reputable man selected from tbe
Pacific Coaat. Mr. Cleveland gave no
intimation of his intention to choose a
Commissioner from that section. Mr.
Williams invited the President to visit
California this summer, and he replied
that he had thought of mnking the jour
ney, but did not know whether he would
be able to do bo.
THE WHEAT CHOP.
Favorable Beports from the
It heut-t.ro wing States.
The following were the exports from
the Santa Ana station for the week end
ing March sth: Eggs, 106 case', 6300
pounds; fowls, 3 coops, 490 pounds;
oranges, 3144 boxes, 241,870 pounds;
limes, 376 boxes, 7480 pounds; honey,
292 cases, 39,260 pounds; wine, 8 cars,
188 710 pounds; hides and pelts, 4600
pounds; nursery stock, 5 packages, 860
pounds; apples 5 barrels, 600 pounds;
onions, 15 sacks, 1260 pounds; wine, 15
barrels, 7090 barrels; household goods,
1780 pounds; general merchandise, 18,
--470 pounds. Total, 517,600 pounds.
The Standard says: Tho taking of
testimony ia the contested election case
of Lynch vs. Vaudeverwill be a oig job
as Mr. Lynch has summoned over a hun
dred witnesses. From reading the state
ments of both parties ia the case we
believe that Mr. Lynch haa a strong case
as a matter of law, and if his statement
be true he will have no difficulty in
securing his seat to which we believe he
is justly entitled. The fact that nearly
200 Democrats were really disfranchised
in Los Angeles by the Clerk failing to
print their names npoo the Great Reg
ister will be the strongest point in tbe
case, and upon that point we believe the
caso will turn.
CnicAOO, March 7.—The following is
tho crop summary to be printed in this
week's issue of the Farmers' Sevieiv:
Thus far reports from the winter wheat
belt indicate that the crop is emerging
from the winter in better shape than
last year. The crop is not assured from
resulting damage of storms and bad
weather, and still has to pass through a
critical period, but as a whole the out
look mu3t be regarded aa more favorable
than it was in the beginning of March
of last year. The extremely mild
weather of the opening days of last week
waa followed by cold weather, causing
some injury in Illinois and iv Indiana.
Twenty-three Illinois counties this week
report the wheat as looking well, while
in Brown, Johnson and White counties
injnry is reported. Thirteen counties in
Indiana make very favorable returns.
In Michigan and Wisconsin the outlook
ia reported as very favorable. Nearly
all the Wisconsin fields have had an
ample snow covering since last Novem
ber. The weather has been unfavorable
in Ohio. The season is well advanced
in Missouri and apring plowing has com
menced. There is no change in the
tenor of the reports from Kansas. Fully
one-half of the counties report a very
poor outlook for wheat.
Tbe Gazette says: There will be a
meeting of stockholders of the Anaheim
Sticet Car Company held at Krecger's
Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock at
which it is hoped every stockholder will
The cars have been in operation since
Tuesday, and have already proved a
great convenience and are well patron
ized. There is little doubt that when
the new railroad is ia operation the street
cars will pay handsomely and be remun
erative to stockholders.
The people of Anaheim are having a
grand time hunting rabbits, as the fol
lowing from the Gazette will show:
"In compliance with arrangements
No. 2. we have organized a rabbit drive
for Saturday, February 26th.
"General Orders No. I.— ColonelS. L.
Chilson, Commander of Cavalry, to meet
at Browning's at 10 a. m., to immediate
ly take the field with a battalion of boyß
and dogs, with good horses, fully armed
with a horn and club, supported by
Chas. Stove, First Lieutenant. Captain
W. J. f niith takes command of the
Masked Batteries, supported by Lieu
tenant D. M. Baker on the left. Lieu
te lants Lovering and Field have com
mand of artillery on the left.
"By command of Brigadier-General,
"F. H. Kkith.
"\V. R. Hakkkk, Ass't-Adjut. General."
The West Virginia Legislature
Charleston, W. Va., Marsh 6.—
Governor Wilson will to-morrow issue
his proclamation reconvening the Legis
lature of this State on the third Wednes
day of April next, to consider the appro
priation of public money for various
purposes. The Governor does not refer
to the election of the United States Sen
ator, but it ia believed that there will
be au election, as the work called for
cannot be oecomplised before the second
Tuesday after the meeting. Senator
Kenna arrived here from Washington
to-day and says there is no doubt that
the Legislature will have to elcet a Sen
ator at its special session notwithstand
ing that Governor Wilson thinks other
MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 7. 1887.
Decease of Mrs. ! Cleveland's
Grand mot her.
Detroit, Morch 6.—Ml*. Ruth H.
Harmon, 75 years of ege, mother of
Mrs. Folsom and grandmother to Mrs.
Grover Cleveland, died at Jackson,
Mich., at 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs.
Folsom was with her for Bpme tune pre
vious to her death, and the President
and Mrs. Cleveland are expected to at
tend the funeral. Mrs. Harmon will be
buried at Batavia, N. Y.
A Prominent K. st L. Dead.
Philadelphia, Maroh 7.— William
Coke, one of the seven men who organ
ized the Knights of Labor, died to-day
of failure of the heart's action, aged 63
Death 'of Mrs. Beck. •
Washington, March (j.—Mrs. Beck,
wife of Senator Beck, died in this city
A Fruit Vessel Wrecked.
Camden, N. J., March 6.—lt is stated
that a steamer bound for northern ports
has been wrecked off the New Jersey
coast, during the storm of Thursday
last. The ooean beacb, between Barne
gat inlet and Shaside Park, is strewn
with wreckage. Southern fruits and
early vegetables, in orates and barrels,
are washing ashore in the surf.
A Bark Given Up for Lost.
Philadelphia, March 6.—Tho Italian
bark Corlotto, hence for Queenstown,
eighty-eight days out, has been given up
as lost by her consignees. She carried
a cargo of wheat valued at $26,000, and
had a crew of twelve men.
Demise of Commodore Lull.
Hartford, Conn., March 6.—ln
formation has beeu received by relatives
in this city of the death, yesterday of
Commodore E. P. Lull, of tbe United
States Navy at Pensacola Naval Station.
Tlia Union Bays: Bayard T. Smith is
having plans made for a fine residence
ou the Woodbpry tract. F. L. Roehrig
is the architect, nnd we understand it
will be one of the finest buildings in
A lot opposite the South Pasadena
aehoolhouse" has been donated by Dr.
Raab f6r a library and reading-room,
aud he proposes to add $100 to this gift,
provided a building to cost not less than
$1000 is erected upon tbe lot. This ia a
generons offer that the people cf South
Pasadena should be prompt in accepting
by immediately subscribing tbe sum re
quired to build.
Mr. Tebbelts, of the Independent,
hied him away to tbe coast metropolis
and married last week. He and his
bride arrived home on last Saturday's
steamer. When Tebbetts came down
tbo gangplank holding bis new wife
with one arm and carrying a large-sized
baby wagon under the other, the boys
undertook to joke him, but the old gen
tleman settled them by quoting a famous
passage from Washington's farewell ad
dress, when the Father of his Country ad
vised his countrymen to prepare for war
in peace.—Santa Barbara Herald.
■ The totals for the month of February
are greater than for any provious month
in the history of tho colony. Improved
property, 118 i acres, ono town lot,
$61,000; unimproved, 535 acres, 34 town
lots, $208,770; 78 transfers, 653J aorea,
35 town lota. $269,770. Nearly $10,000
per day I We thought January beat the
record, but tho totals then were 73
transfers, 485 acres, 37 town lots, $193,
--365. If thia showing doesn't indicate
something like a boom, wo don't kuow
Oranoe, March 3, 1887.
The following freight was forwarded
from here during the week ending Feb
ruary 26, 1887.
Oranges, 641 boxes, 38,800 pounds;
eggs, 27 cases, 1880 pounds; poultry, 1
coop, 160 pounds; raisins, 1123 boxes,
26,110 pounds; merchandise, 1800
pounds; nursery stock, 3671 packages,
48.290 pounds; household goods, 1 car,
20,000 pounds. Total, 135,240 pounds.
B. C. Coons, Agent,—[Orange Tribune.
A new company, under the name of
the "Santa Barbara Development Com
pany," has been incorporated with a
caoilal of $500,000, divided into 5000
shares. W. N. Hawley takes 1600
shares; A. N. Towne, 200 shares; 8. W.
Backus, 100 shares; W. A. Hawley, 50
shares and T. 8. Hawley, 50 shares,
making $200,000 actually subscribed.—
Girlish-looking toilets are made
of oream-oolored lace over surah, with
belt and bretelles of ruby, pale blue or
golden brown velvet. Others are made
of white embroidered India silk, with
Madonna waist, having a half low round
ing neck, with white crtipe Usee folds as
a garoiture to the edge. At Ihe belt is
a silver girdle, with a large cluster of
white roaes and maidenhair fern thrust
through with stems showing far below
the belt.-[N. Y. Post.
"Making haste slowly" seems to be
the motto of tbe railroad company.
The road bed has been completed to
this place for several days, but there
seems to be a hitch in the work of lay
ing ties and rails. Last week we were
informed that an ample supply of the
latter had been received at Newhall to
finish the road into town, and that by
the present date the scream of the fiery
and untamed iron-horse would be awak
ening the echoes herabouts. But such
is not the caae, tbe ties and rails are un
laid for several miles out of town and we
have not beard any soreaming or
screeching yet. We shall not submit
any more prediction on the subject. The
railroad may come in to town now
whenever it feels like it.—[Ventura
W. D. Gclette and W. E. Ward, regis
tering from Oakland, have been in Escon
dido divers nnd aundry times recently,
and it has finally leaked out that they
are connected with the Southern Pacific
Railway Company. In point of fact,
Mr. Oelette bol a a position next to that
of Cnief Engineer of that road. Their
exact business here can only be sur
mised, but of oourse it haa bearing on
the proposed extension of the Southern
Pacific through Eaoondido. If it is right
of-way the company is after, it need have
no fears about getting across both Esoon
dido and San Marcos, free of expense.
Exchanges for the Week.
Boston, March 6.—The managers of
the leading clearing-house of the United
| States report total gross exchanges for
I the week ending March 5, 1887, to bo
$1,054,839,506, increaae 0.3.
The Leaders of the Eust
chuk Revolt Shot.
CONSUL-GENERAL HEAP DEAD.
The Truth About the Topolobampo
Told—Unfit for Human
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbald.
Rcstciii-k, March 6. —Nine officers
and civilians concerned in the recent re
volt were shot here this morning. The
soldiers will be tried to-morrow.
Death of a ConsuLUeneral,
Constantinople, Maroh 0 —Mr. G.
Harris Heap, the United States Consul-
General here, died this morning.
A HULL UPON EARTH.
This Is Topolobampo, According
to the Beport of Colonists.
Benson, March 6.—L. H. Hawkins,
the attorney of the Topolobampo Colony,
with his family, Mr. Eaton, one of the,
directors, with his family, and Mr. Tur
ner arrived here this evening just from
Topolobampo. They all unite iv saying
tbat every statement made by Owen
about the oountry and the harbor is false;
that lands cannot be irrigated for less
than $400,000; that smallpox prevails
there at all seasons of the year, and that
many colonists have died from it. Mr.
Hawkins lost his oldest boy from that
disease. A patient who died there from
smallpox was thrown to the sharks, and
his parents were not notified of his death
till the following day. Poisonous in
see's and reptiles abound, and the in
habitants of that portion of Sinaloa all
say that even an Indian cannot live at
Topolobampo during six months of the
year. The colonists have no shelter but
tents, and the hospital is made of mud.
The climate is very unhealthy at the
bay and tbe heat intense, oitcn register
ing 100 degrees during the mouth of
Snowing in Canada.
Montreal, March 6.—lt has been
snowing hard here all day. Tbe Cana
dian Pacific train due this morning ia
snowed up between this city and Ottawa.
Tbe westward-bound train on the Grand
Trunk railroad is also snowed up near
St. Annis, a short distauce west of here,
American trains arrived an hour late.
The line is clear between here and
THE FATAL HUEDAMP.
Fifty Dead Bodies Drawn from
Brussels, Maroh 6.—A dispatch from
Mons says that fifty dead bodies, all ter
ribly burned, have brought to the sur
fuce at the Qnaregnon colliery, in which
nn explosion of firedamp occurred yes
terday. King Leopold has sent a sum
;of $2000 to be distributed amonrr the
I families of the victims.
! Explosion of a Dynamite Cart
Paris, March 6.—lt is semi-officially
denied that General Boulanger intends
to visit the northeast frontier. A dyna
mite cartridge was exploded in an iron
foundry at Bsea'cro* to-day by some
miscreant. The building waa damaged.
No arrests have been made.
London, March 6 — The steamer
Chicago from New York, February
21st, for New Cistle, and Jane Brey
del from New York, February 22d, for
Antwerp, passed the Lizard, March
Bennett at Penang.
London, March 6.—Jamet Gordon
Bennett's yacht Namouoa has arrived at
Penang. Bennett is on board.
An Editor Married.
Sales at Ontario.
Orange Depot Report.
A little eight-year-old miss, named
Helen, a few days ago went on a visit to
her grandmother in the country. She
became sad after a while because her
mother was away. The grandmother
tried to console missy by telling her that
hi r auntie would Boon arrive; "sad then,"
she added, "your little heart will be
patched up." This cobbler's business
did not give the expected comfort to
Helen, as she replied like a flash: "Yes,
but auntie will slay only one day and
then the patch will wear off 1"
A New Company.
I have a true story which is worth the
tolling. Last Sunday a young clergy
man from a you i g congregation preached
by exchange to a congregation whioh is
oue of the serene, old-fashioned, undis
turbed sort, where the rising genera
tion's undoubted human nature is
allowed for in a quiet and sensible way.
The visiting clergyman remained to the
Sunday School, aud after the exercises
were about half finished he rose to moke
a little speech, "I know that you
are an enterprising Sunday-school,"
he said, "because I see you
have so many new books. I know
that you are a happy Sunday-school, be
cause I see so many smiling faces around
me. And I know that yon are a gener
ous Sunday-school, because tbat iittle
boy over there by the long pew door
offered me a peanut as I oame in." The
attention of the assembly was instantly
directed to the little boy, who began to
snicker uncontrollably to himself.
'Well, what's the matter, my
little man?" said the cleagyman.
"You are not sorry you offered me the
peanut, are you?" "Did you think that
was a peanut I gave you?" asked the
little boy, still snickering violently.
"Why, yes; wasn't il?" "No-o-o! 'twas
only a shell !"—[Burdetto.
Come When It Feels Like It.
The Supreme Court Vacancy.
The Fresno Expositor says: The
matter of the vacancy created in the
Supreme Court by the death of Justice
Morrison, then came up for discussion
and on motion a committee consisting of
J. M. Cory and N. L. F. Riohman was
appointed to memorialize Governor
Bartlett to fill the vaoaucy by appoint
ing a Judge from Southern California,
and to supplement the recommendations
of Les Angeles bar, etc.; when made,
and endorse their nominee.
Judge Sullivan, of San is
spoken of in connection with the Su
preme Court Judgeship made vacant by
Judge Morrison's desth. We object.
The appointee should come from South
HIGGINS AND BUCKLEY.
The Two Great statesmen Meet
and Shake Hands.
Sacramento was thrown into a fer
ment last Thursday when Mr. Buckley
met Mr. Higgins in the lobby of the
Senate and publ ely took his band. The
salute waa performed with as much cere
mony as attended the meeting of tbe
monarch! on the Field of the Cloth of
Mr. Higgins was leaning against the
cigar stand outside the Senate chamber
talking to a clergyman, who was en
deavoring to enlist bis sympathies in
favor of a bill to abolish picnics on Sun
day, when Mr. Rainey, who has some
business in Sacramento in connection
with the San Francisco Fire Depart
ment, approached and asked for a brief
audience. Mr. Higgins removed his left
ear from the possession of the religions
lobbyist and extended it to his secular
Mr. Rainey whispered a dozen words,
and nodding assent Mr. Higgins walked
a few steps into the Senate lobby.
A moment later Mr. Buckley emerged
from the Sergeant-at-Arms' room, ad
vanced six steps towards him, and
Mr. Higgins measured the distance be
tween them with his eye, and then
walked to a spot exactly midway be
Mr. Buckley spoke to the gentleman
on whose arm he was leaning, and then
they walked over to Mr. Higgins.
Mr. Buckley extended his hand about
twelve inches, and Mr. Higgins moved
his right digits forward exactly the same
Mr. Buckley extended bis hand six
Mr. biggins did tbe same, and their
hands touch. Each took a moderate
grip of the other, and the whole Senate
paused in its labors, while seven news
paper correspondents made a hasty dash
for the telegraph office, to get the first
news over the wires that Buckley and
Higgins had at last bridged the chasm.
A Senator, his voice so choked with
emotion as to be almost inaudible,
moved a recess, but no one had suffi
cient presence of mind to second the
motion. All hands were absorbed in
the scene. Even the hands of the clock
pointed downward at the united states
Dr. May, who has a $25,000 Yosemite
appropriation and $1000 raise of salary
bill, smiled so broadly that the points
of his sidewhiskers waved over tho tips
of his ears.
Ex-Senator Cross, who is vainly try
ing to lobby through the Bancroft (and
Cross) relief job, rubbed his hands and
chuckled so heartily that the topa of his
pantaloons ascended until three inches
of yellow hosiery were visible between
them and his low cut shoes,
Senator Clunie grabbed his Eight
Hour Car-Drivers' bill and made a d ish
for the lobby to congratulate tbe united
statesmen, and Moffitt, the note writer
from Alameda, thought of whitewash
and hugged himself for joy.
In the meantime the hands of the
statesmen were clasped, and the awe
stricken Senators conld see by the
movements of their lips that they were
The crowd in the lobby grew larger
and larger. The lemonade-drinkers in
the well fell in heaps on the stairs in
their efforts to reach the scene of the
reconciliation. Three of Governor Birt
lett's brother's brothers-in-law got
jammed in the doorway and had to be
pulled out by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
"What's up, Rainey," asked an excit
ed San Francisco book agent, who is
lobbying against the distribution of the
"Nothing much," answered Rainey,
calmly. "Jim Gannon is sick at Hig
gin's place, and Buckley seat me to ask
Higgins if it would be agreeable for hi...
to call on him. Bill said 'certainly,' and
went off to give him a personal invita
tion."—[San Franoisoo Call.
Downey's Depot Surroundings.
The Downey Review publishes the fol
Unfortunately tbe town of Downey is
located upon the very worst portion of
Los Nietos valley. In addition to this
discouraging feature, the railroad com
pany owns several blocks adjoining
their line between ihe depot and our
town, which, of course, will remain
unoccupied for some time to come.
The railroad lands happen to be lower
than the adjacent country for a mile
or bo around, and serves as a very
convenient receptacle for all the waste
water Ihe community affords, causing
artificial lakes to stand almost the year
round. The appearance of that portion
of town, we are sorry to say, is anything
but inviting. The view to those passing
on the railroad is not picturesque and is
a standing disgrace to our valley. One
half mile in any direotion from Downey
may be found the finest fruit and farm
ing seolions in California, and the mud
hole around the depot is but a burlesque
upon the rich country lying on all sides.
The malarial aspect it wears need not
alarm our visiting friends. There is no
A Missy's Troubles.
The Small Boy.
"Buck to Buffalo."
Yesterday the Typographical Union
of this city had an interesting meeting
for the purpose of electing a delegate to
the International Coavenlion to be held
at Buffalo, N.Y., in June. The position
is one of considerable honor and dis
tinction and ia very desirable, aside
from the faot tbat the local Union pays
the expenses of the delegate. W. J.
Buckingham, a popular typo, carried the
election by a handsome majority.
"Huok" had cards printed bearing a
picture of a full-blown buffalo, with head
and tail up. Tbe cry got to be "Buck
to Buffalo," and alliteration proved more
fortunate in his case than in that of the
late Mr. Blame.
The Amende Honorable.
There seems to be lit lo cause for
alarm in the wild reports circulated con
cerning the alleged prevalence of smalls
pox in Los Angeles. The editor of this
paper spent two days in Lns Angeles this
week, and while there investigated this
matter pretty thoroughly and found that
the case had been very much ex
aggerated. Quite a number of coses of
measles were reported and several mild
oases oi varioloid, but no out and out
esses of smallpox. There seems to have
been an attempt made to misrepresent
Los Angeles in this respect by some per
son or. persons who are jealous of the
immense boom that city is now enjoying
in entertaining thousands upon thou
sands of excursionists and Eastern capi
News was received last night that the
wife of Professor Stamm was in a dying
condition. The unfortunate lady is at
| Sierra Madre and her husband is in the
THE STRICKEN DIVINE.
FROM BLOOD ON THE BRAIN.
A Fresh Hemorrhage will Er*
hig Life—That Result Horn Jy
Associated Press Dispatches to the HajßALsfc
New Yobk, Maroh 6.—At 8 v'm. r
Henry Ward Betober'.s condition re
mained without any noticeable change.
He Ss yet unconscious and is said to bo
slowly sinking. He moves his right band
occasionally. Beecher's eldest daughter,
wife of the Rev. Samuel Scoville, of
Stamford, Conn., arrived at the bona*
on Saturday night, with her husband and
two children. Other members of ta*
family in tbe house are Mr. Betoher'e
eldest son, his wife and two daughters;
and anothei ton, W. C. Beeoher and has
wife, who live at Columbia. The other
son, Herbert, who has been telegraphed
for at San Francisco, is on the ocean be
tween Portland, Oregon, and San Fran
cisco. He is not expected to resob New
York'in time to see bis father alive.
Long before daylight this morning it
was noticed that many more pnraW
were on the streets than was uiual ha
the vicinity of Beecher's residence, aad
by 8 o'clock there was quite a crowd
eagerly looking at the first bulletins. At
9 o'clock the following bulletin wast is
sued: "Beeoher ia about the same; a*
change since last night." The first bul
letin was signed by Doctor A. I. Bseries,
the Beeoher family physician, and as it
was posted on tbe door post, people
crowded on the stoop to read it. There
waa a feeling of thankfulness plainly
visible on their countenances that the
life of tbe illustrious divine was still
spared and aa the day advanced th*
throng on the aidewalka of Clarke and
Hicks streets rendered the streets slmost
impassable. In the crowd there were
people of every station, from th* mil
lionaire to the prosperous tradesman
and the poor laborer. The expressions
of sympathy and condolence that were
heard on all sides are a powerful indies
tion of the high esteem in whioh Ply
mouth's pastor is held by all classes.
During tbe morning scores of cstriages
drove past tbe house, and the occupants
of many alighted and walked tip to th*
bulletin, while others left their cards
with the attendant. Those who
were more intimately acquainted were
admitted in the house and made in
quiries personally, but only the imme
diate family were allowed in the sick
chamber. There wt<, however, one ex
ception made in tbe cose of Rev. De Witt
Talmage, who was admitted into Beeeh
t r's presence.
At 11 o'clock the following bulletin
was posted: "Professor W. Hulmuth, of
New York, in consultation, freely con
firms the opinion of the physicians that
Beeoher is gradually failing. He may,
however, live for Borne days." That all
hopes was given np was plainly in
dicated by this, snd the remark ef
tbe Rev. Talmage, that "it is very
serious," as he pasted out. The Rev.
Halliday conducted the services at
Plymouth Church this morning and the
11 o'clock bulletin was read to the eon
grcgation. Tho effect of it was noticea
ble on the congregation by the number
of handkerchiefs in use and tbe stifled
sobs of many. At the church of Dr.
Talmage the scene after the reverend
gentleman's prayer was almost as affect
ing. A 2:30 f. h. this bulletin appeared:
"No sign oi pain or consciousness tf any
sort; death considered certain, bat at em
indefinite time; probably to-day."
Tbe condition of Beeoher was not ma
terially changed dnring the day. He ia
in a deep comatose state from which he
cannot be aroused, and from which he
will probably never rally. He is lyirg
quietly, like one in tbe deepest sleep,
and gives no indications of ruin or un
easiness. His pulso varies from 90 te
100; at one time, for several hours, it
intermitted two or three times in each
minute,, but this evening it has re
mained quite regular and quite hard and
full. His temperature ranged from 100
to 100 A, and at present stands at lOOf:
tbe respirations number about 30 to the
minute; the extremities are equably
warm; tbe face is flushed snd baa
a somewha livid hue. He is un
able to speak or swallow anything
except small quantities of liquid wbich
must be cautiously administered te pre
vent choking. All of the three medical
advisers are iv full and entire concord as
to the nature and location of the disease,
its present status, the remedial measures
to be employed and the progress of the
case. It is their opinion that the histo
ry of to day confirms the opinion they
have entertained from the beginning,
that recovery is not to be hoped fir;
that, though effusion of blood into tbe
brain is now stopped, a fresh hemor
rhage may at any time oconr and speedi
ly end his life, which, however, is
not likely to happen, so far as tbe
present indications are to be trusted.
His life may be spared yet several dayc—
how long depends on his endurance end
the strength of his constitution. Ne
one, except Mrs. B°ccher and her chil
dren, is allowed to visit the bedside.
No further bulletin will be issued until
Monday morning. At 11 o'clock Mr.
Beecher's condition wss reported un
changed, save for a gradual sinking to
the inevitable end. General Horatio
King left the housi at tbat hour, and
expressed the opinion that Beeoher
would die during the night or in the
Wm. B. Beeoher is reported to have
expressed the opinion that his father
would not be alive after 3 o'clock this
morning. Many people anxiout to hear
the latest news of the dying divine, are
congregated on the sidewalk in front of
his house. Helair McNelway, the man
aging editor of the Brooklyn Bugle,
says tbat preliminary steps were mik
ing to celebrate the triple anniversary
of events in Beecher's life. The cele
bration was lo have taken place in Sep.
tember, in Brooklyn Academy of Music.
This is tho fiftieth year of Mr. Bsecher'a
marriage, the fiftieth of his ordination
to the ministry and the fiftieth of his
paatorate of Plymouth church. Had
the beloved pastor lived his congrega
tion and friends would have celebrated
these events in a big jubilee.
Up to 3 a. m. no report has been hod
from tbe Beecher residence. Doctor
Hammond said to-night: "Beecher will
never lie conscious again. There is ab
solutely no hope. He may die in two
hours and he may lost a couple of day*
longer, bat his death is certain. Pas
alysis of tho entire left aide i. now com
plete; nothing rouses him. He lies in n>
state of coma but suffers no
pain, or at least is conscious of none.
The patient is now merely a breathing
machine. Practically he is a dead «"»** t