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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
Robbers' Roost with Thirty
WHAT PORTER ASHE BAYS.
The Tratu Robbers—A Jury (Joes
Back on Itself— Expensive ,
Associated Press Dispatches to tho Herald
Baked. Crrr, Cal., May 2 —Deputy
Sheriff Andy Newman, who has been
searching for cix weeks for two horse
thieves, by accident came upon a ton
deEvous of horse and cattlo thieves.
It is located in Idtibo at the confluence
Of the Orand Rondo river with the
Snake, about two hundred miles east of
Baker City. There he found an organ
ized band of refugees from tho law,
numbering twenty-iiva or thirty men,
well armed amd equipped. Horses aad
cattle which are stolon in southeastern
Oregon are hidden there and then driven
East. Being alone be could make no
A STSjBBOBN JIIBT-
Titer Object to their on n Verdict
and Trr Again.
Oakland, May 2 —The cose of Wal
ter B. Todd, viho waa indicted for for
gery of the will of John Morton Todd,
under which he waa to receive 1540,000,
was given to the jury Saturday. They
failed to agree and were locked up with
instructions to return a sealed verdict, if
they came to an agreement before this
moruing. The verdict was presented
yesterday and the- jury was released.
The verdict waa opened to-day and
found to be "guilty." A poll of the
jurors was demanded, when W. A.
king, one of the jurors.refnsed to assent
to the verdict. The Judge agnin odercd
the jury to retire for deliberation.
The jury in tho Tood will, forgery
case, returned a verdict again this after
noon, of guilty.
tVI f.Dl'.mtls RESOLUTIONS.
Expression of Attitude on the
Marysville, Cal., May 2.—The di
rectors of tha Anti-Debris Association
and their Advisory Committee of Forty,
to-day unanimously adopted the follow-
Wherfas, It is continually reiterated
by hydraulic miners and their organs,
notwithstanding the repeated assertions
to tho contrary by the Auti-Debris Asso
ciation of the Sacramento valley, that
our people are' hostile to all kinds of
mining and that we intend to enjoin the
quartz and drift miners; therefore, be it
I'esolved, OacH moro, by the Direct
ors of the Anti Debri-* Association and
their Advisory Committee, that we have
no quarrel or cause of aotion against
quartz mining, and none against drift
tniciug, when legitimately conducted, as
In ti*e past.
ORAND OFIB.I COITIINts.
Arrangements IHnde to Opeu at
' San Francisco, May 2.—Mr. O. G.
Weyse, of Los Angeles, has beeu in this
city two er three days, negotiating with
the National Opera Company, and to
day signed the contiact by which he
personally guarantees the company about
|20,000 for live performances of grand
opera at tbe Pavilion, beginning May
I 6 h. The National Opera Company
agrees ou its part to produce its opera in
tho same mcgnificent style which has
characterize 1 the series of brilliant oper
atic representations in San Francisco,
Masters. McLean and Lehmau are at
tending to the local business arrange
ments, and report the utmost interest in
all circles over the coiniug season of
The Coining- Hallroad.
San Francisco, May 2.—To-day as
surance bas been given that work will
commence on tbe extension of tha rail
road from Templeton toward thU city,
as soon as the graders have reached
Banta Barbara, which was expected this
week. The road will cross the range by
Cuesta Pass, entering the uorthern part
of the city.
San Lm On-gpo, May 2.— Lewis
jjmith was arrested to-day on suspicion
of borse stealing. lio purports to come
from Fresno, and obtained some money
on a check ou the First National Bank
of Fresno for 5368. siyned by R. B.
Hid well, wbiah the Banks here yesterday
refuted to recognize. Smith is in jail,
Porter Ashe in San Frauclsco,
Ban Francisco, May 2. —Porter Ashe
arrived here to-day from Los Angeles.
He refused to say anything about his
trouble with his wife, further than to
remark that he was not satisfied with
his ohild being in her custody; and he
meant to exercise a father's right to
plaoe it in better hands.
Death ot a Hotel man.
San Jose, May 2.—M. L. Douovan,
proprietor of tbe Alameda hotel, in this
oity, died suddenly yesterday. Douo
van was an old aud respected citizen of
thia oity, having heen in the hotel busi
ness here for about twelve years. He
waa about 50 years of age, The fuuetal
took place this afternoon.
Vlaalla City selection.
V isa 11a, Cal., May 2.—-The city elec
tion passed off quietly to-day. Three
hundred and seventy-three votes were
Soiled. The fight was centered on City
larshal, there being three candidates in
the field. From present indications it is
thought that the entire Citizens' ticket is
Cost of Mhanffhalnsr.
San Francisco, May 2.—Judge Saw
yer to-day awarded $3,000 to Pelletier,
the pilot who over a year ago libelled
the British ship Oooidont for bringing
him here from Liverpool, against Mb
desire, wh'le nctiug as pilot for that
Governor Offers Reward.
Saceamknto, May 2.-—The Governor
has off. red $250 for the arrest and con
viction of the murderer of J. J. Klsmpf,
wno was assassinated here during laat
Alii, tU'IET AT SEATTLE.
The raiiitia uuiu-d owl »»««• ««
BxATTLa, W. T„ May 2.—The tily le
perfectly quiet and there is iio appro
h :n»iou of trouble of any kind. For a
time prior to May Ist there bod been
rumors afloat that an attempt to expel
tho Chinese would be made on that day.
These rumors, however, could not be
traced to any reliable source. As tbe
day in ciitestion approached they were
almost forgotten, aud the action.of Gov
ernor Sample in calling out the militia
Saturday evening surprised and mystified
everybody, and naturally created much
alarm. The troops responded promptly
to tbo oall, and within an hour after the
ordor was received companies 1), X and
V of the First rcgiraont wore assembled
»i the armories and ready to perform
Company B was kept on duty all
night. The other companies being dis
missed, no dis'.urbance whatever oc
curred. During the night and early
Sunday morning company B was alto
dismissed. It has been learned tbat
Governor Semplo acted on information
furnished by United States Attorney
White, who had become alarmed at tbe
floating rumors and had sent several
alarming telegrams to tho Governor.
Inquiry among the leaders of tha labor
movement hero, developed the fact that
there is no iniontion to repeat tho at
tempt to exp-l Chinese.
Work is plenty and all are satisfied
with their situations. Half pro.
fessional agitators keep the public feel
ing somewhat excited, but they have no
apparent followers. Sheriff Cociierane
declares his ability to maintain order in
any emergency. Everything is now as
peaceful as could be- desired.
Assoelnted Press Dispatches to the TtMMi»i
Desvks, May 2,—At the annual
meeting of the Board of Directors of tbo
Deo ver and Rio Grande Railroad held
at the Windsor Hotel to-day, tho res
ignation of Presidout W. S. Jackson,
which was sent in some weeks ago, was
accepted. David H. Moffat, Jr., Presi
dent cf the First National Bank, of this
city, was unanimously chosen tv succeed
him. Resolutions thanking Mi. Jackson
for his creditable) aud efficient manage
ment since tbe reorganization wore retd,
presented and adopted.
Mr. Moffat was re-elected a Director
|»nrt Walter S. Chessman, MM
, oliosen Dirce'.or to till vacancy caused by
the resignation of ' Mr. Jackson.
Immediatt !y Rt'tor his <lcc
tiou Mr. Moffat appointed
8. T. Smiih, General Superintendent of
the Kansus I'icttie, and General Mana
ger on tho Deuver and Uio Grande. All
the old" officers of the. road were reap
pointed. The Directors start to itiaj.ect
the road to morrow morning.
•nil. noli•»•«»> boom.
Three Haiidred Sstwcclns* no
to ••alt Lake "to Stay."
JOHN ttni.VAMArs WINS.
Judge sawyer ItenderN a Wash
■San- Francisco, May 2.—This morn
ing Judge Sawyer decided the habeas
corpus caso of Sam Keo in favor of the
Chinaman. Sain Kee is a laundryman,
doing business iv Napa, who kept bis
wash-house in operation iv defiance cf
au ordinance cf the city prohibiting all
persons, whita and Mongolian, from
carrying on a public laundry within cer
tain limits under a penalty of $100 fine
and imprisonment. Judge Sawyer's
ruling was as follows: "There is noth
iug tending in Ihe slightest degree to
show that this laundry is in fact a nuis
ance, and uncontradicted allegations of
petitioners are that it is not. So far at
appears, it is odlv mado a nuisance by
Ihe arbitrary declaration of the ordin
ance, and it is beyond the power of the
Common Council, by its simple fiat, to
make that a nuisance which U uot so iv
fact. The ordinance is held to be void,
Chattanooua, Term., May B,—Three
hundrod Norwegian emigrants passed
through this city last night for Salt Lake
wbither they go to join the Mormon col
onies in tho West. They came by way
of Norfolk, and are the most respectable
looking emigrants that have arrived in
this city for many days. Tho party is
composed of men, women and cbildreu
and teem intelligent. They nre well
dressed and seem to have money. Yakev
seemed to regard Utah aa possessing a;l
the riches of the promised laud. They
are accompanied by several Mormon
elders who have been in Norway on a
proselyting tour. Many of them do not
seem to understand the polygamous na
ture of Ihe Mormon faith, and sorao of
Ihe women, when told they were liable
to become wives of men already wedded,
opened their eyes and stated they would
not eubmit to suoh a proceeding. Many
of them have probably been deluded into
coming to America and espousing the
as being in contravention of the Consti
tution of the United Slates, and the
prisoner is ordered to be discharged."
DON'T LIKE I l.i:t lil.\M>.
'A asbinffi «•>• Territory Delegate
Not Suited with Him.
New York:, May 2. -The Sun says
that before Icav'mg New York for the
Pacilie Coast, a few days ago, Charles
Stewart Voorhces, tbo Democratic Dele
gate from Washington Territory in the
last and in the present Congress, ex
pressed vary fre-ely his disgust with
Cleveland and tho policy of his adminis
tration. The charges which ho makes
includes matters such as smothering the
Idaho bill, the Beecher appointment,
and the support given by the Democratic
admin stration to tbe Republican Gov
ernor of Washington Territory iv the
unconstitutional proceedings at Seattle
at the time of the anti-Chinese excite
new < in vi ii i liti m i:.
carpenters Disaffected al I'ori
Portland, May 2 —Thia afternoon
the cornerstone of the new First Pres
byterian cburch, at Tenth and Alder
streets, was hid with imposing cere
monies. The structure will costb'tween
$125,000 and $150,000 aud will bo the
finest chnrch building ou the coast north
of San Francisco.
The dissatisfaction brewing amoug
the carpenters in this oity camo to the
surface this morning. They have been
receiving $3 a day of ten hours, and
struck fur $3 and nine hours. Out of
obout 200 carpenters at work 170 eiuit.
One of the largest contractors in the
city said to-nght that all will be at
work tigain within forty-eight hoars on
the terms asked by them.
He Skips with nineteen Thous
Long Isi.and, N. V., May 2.—At a
1 ite hour last night Justice Bradon issued
a warrant for tbe arrest of Disiriot At
torney Thos. §*, Me-Gowan, on com
plaint of Supervisor Van Ness, of New
ton, who charges McGowan with mis
appropria ion of tho town fund-). Mc-
Gowan is believed to have gone to Cana
da, Ho left here on Saturday iv the
afternoon, and did not return. The ac
tual amount of his defalcation, to far as
known, ia $18,000.
Til HI.IX. THE HA II.■!«> Ml
Detectives' Operations In Ari
zona— Reticence to the Press.
Benson, A. T., May 2.—A reporter
has just interviewed a promineut officer
now in this town hunting for the train
robbers and evidence against them.
The greatest caution ia being exercised
about gii'iug any uews to tbe
press, but enough was gleaned to
justify the opinion that good clues were
being followed up, and that their field
of operations were growing larger. It
is generally conceded, however, that a
majority of the bandits ara iv the Terri
tory, probably at Tucson, but it is
strongly suspected, that two or more
have succeeded in getting ont of
Arizona. Much crcdecco is being plac
ed fin the value of tbe letter found in
San Francisco which is proving a good
tracer. Said letter is now in the hands
of the authorities in this Territory.
Detectives Say They Are Not la
San Francisco, May 2.—Detective
J, N. Thatcher, of Wells, Fargo & Com
pany, who was sent from here to Tucson
trace up thePapago train-robbers, sent to
the following disputon to-day to the
Company's headquarters in this city:
"Tucson, Ariz. No tangible olue to
the Irain-robbers, Clue here has been
Postal Clerk Appointed.
San Francisco, May 2.—Luke Fay,
of Ibis city, has been, by Postmaster-
General Vilan.appoiotod additional Kail
way Postal Clerk on the route between
San Francisco and Los Angeles,
Earthquake at Hucnenie.
UrjENEME, Cal,, May 2.—Four slight
■hocks of earthquake were felt here to
day at I. It, The second was stronger
than tbe first, or nil the rest.
The many lovers of good music
should not fail to attend the grand con
cert to be given at tho Trinity M. E.
Church, South, Friday evening, May
6th, for the benefit of the Central Bap
tist church. Many of tbe leading pro
fessional aa well as amateur musicians
have volunteered to assist. A choioe
programme has been arranged and a
grand musical treat is assured all who
attend. Tho following well-known
artists have kindly volunteered to assist
at tbe grand concert: Mrs. W. E. Bee
son, Miss A. Frances George, Miss Lelia
Breed, Miss Belle Pendleton, Sopranos;
Miss Miunie Hanoe, contralto; Miss
Israel, violinist; Mr. Al. M. Hawthorne,
baritone; Mr. Frank Fanning, Mr.
Harry Wyatt, Dr. E. C. Manning, Mr.
C. Pendleton, Angel City Quartette;
I'rof. A. J. Stamm, organ; Louis nome,
North Main Street.
A large number of oitizens want to
know whoso fault it is that Sanchez
street has not been widened and graded
as North Main street? There is no ob
jection to the work, all tho publications
nave been made according to law and
people are being killed on Sau Fernando
street beoanse this street has not been
made properly passable. This question
will have to be answered by somebody.
TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1887.-TEN PAGES.
A Coal Oil Explosion caaiti the
Between three and four o'clock yester
day afternoon, a can of coal oil exploded
killing the buby of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Krhart and seriously, if not fatally burn
ing Mrs. James Baird, at No. 539 Chavez
street. From tho testimony at tho Cor
oner's imprest held yesterday evening it
was shown that tho accident occurred
about as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Krhart
occupy one half of the double house, No.
!)."» Chavez street, Bnd Mr. and Mr*.
Baird the other portion. Recently the
whole of the Krhart family with the
exception of the parents have been sick
with the mfasles, and one boarder ia
also efficted with the same disease.
Two or the Krhart children are still iv
bed and Mrs. Krhart was obliged to at
tend to some washing, iv oonsiquence of
which she gave her baby to Mra. Baird
to take cure of while she was busy.
Mrs, Baird with the baby la her arms,
tried to put two pies ou a ahelf over
tbe stove on which was •landing a coal
oil van. In doing *9 her elbow knocked
the OOtl oil con iff tbo shelf ou to tbe
stove where it Instantly exploded, tbe
burning oil saturating the dress of Mrs.
Baird and the clothes of the baby. Mrs.
Btird attempted to extinguish the flamei
about the baby with her but be
ing unable to do so ran streaming into
the back yard where her husband and
Mrs. Kliza Whitham went to her assist
ance and after aome hard work sue
cceJed in putting out the fire. By this
time the baby was fatally burned and
Mrs. Bdrd was also badly burned about
the breast, face neck and arms. The
baby died about an hour afterwards,
and at a lata hour list night Mrs. Baird
was delirions. it is ceriain tbat
the ohild inhaled 'ho flumes, as its
mouth and tongue were badly buraed.
Il is thought tbat Mrs. Baird also in
haled the flames ts her condition was
so serious. The Coroner s jury returned
a verdict of accidental death.
An Important Election of
A DEFAULTING ATTORNEY
Eccentric High Bridge Jumpers.
Pie-Historic Statue lor
Long Brack ia now looking up in a
lively manner. The beauties of tbat
town are being rapidly appreciated.
Over £40,000 worth of property was
sold there last woe k.
Complaint is made that a nuisance
exists io.ao alley between Philadelphia
street and Rosa" ssrset, where a lot cf
the vilest garbage ia rotting and pollut
ing the air.
Justlso Austin yesterday fined tbe
deaiurß of the faro garni captured ou
Saturday ni,'kt $50 k.cli, and the
gamblers $20 and $15, according to
whether they appeared or nut.
A garbage wagon stood yesterday for
it long time, about 11 o'clock, in front of
tbe Nndo restaurant on Sp4»g Btreet.
The btench was intolerable aaid prevent
ed customers from visiting that place.
The charges sgainst R. Porter Ashe
and his brother, Sidney Aahe, for carry
ing concealed weapons, were dismissed
yesterday, tho Distriot Attorney stating
tbat there was oot sufficient evidence to
The dust on Upper Maiu and Son Fer
nando street-i yesterday was territio.
Thousands of people w era arriving and
departiog by over fifty trains 61 oars,
while a thousand teams were receiving
and delivering goods in a blinding dust.
Mr. T. L. Mason, late of the Central
Hotel at Pomona, has leased the Plan
ters' Hotel a t Anaheim, Mr. Mitchell
retiring from the position of landlord,
Mr, Mason is an experienced caterer to
tho public pilate, and will donbtle a
succeed in his now venture.
Don't forget to road the grand de
scription of the famous Magnolia Tract
in the Herald to morrow. It ia one of
the finest tracts on thg ooast, and ia a
part of tbe beautiful colony of Ontario,
on too new A. T. & S. F. railway,
thirty miles east of Los Angeles.
A LEIiAL DEt-AUETER.
Yesterday evening, abaut 7 o'clock, a
horso with a halter around its neck ran
down Main street and was oaptured by
Deputy Cmstable Sutter. While tbe
horse was yet excited Deputy County
Clerk Fanning.-* little boy ventured too
near his heels and was kicked in the
breast. Hia injuries are quite severe.
He was taken tv his fa! tier's horn*.
At about 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon a bay team started on a run down
Reqnena street. When opposite the
Pioneer stables Thomas Bartley, fore
man of the stables in trying to stop the
team, was thrown down, and the wagon
wheels passed over his body, ii juring
him quite severely, but no bones were
P. P. Froelich stated yesterday that
tho foreman of engine company No, 1
had preferred charges against him with
tho Fire Commissioners for neglect of
duly and visiting houses of prostitution,
and that the board summarily dismissed
him from the department. He stated
tbat there was no truth iv the charges,
aud tha,t he had served faithfully for
over a year.
One Alive—Tito Olber Bead.
Cincinnati, May 2.—This morning an
unknown man'jumped off the suspension
bridge and was drowned.
Niagara, May 2.—This afternoon
Steve Brodie, who has oneo jumped
from tho Brooklyn bridge, made a jump
from the Suspension Bridge and was
picked up by a yawl, comparatively un
Sheriff Snodgrass. of Ventura, ia at
tha St. Klmo.
Robert Castle, of Collou, waa iv the
oity yesterday on real estate business.
Walter S. Maxwell arrived home yes
terday from a business trip to San Fran
America Wets a Relic.
Washington, May 2.—Tho U. S.
steamer Galena, hearing a prehistoric
•tatue, secured at tho Easier inlands,
hasarrivod at Alexandria, Va., nnd is
now awaiting a favorable tide to reach
the Navy Yard. Commander Chester
oame on to this city this morning and
notified tbe oilieera of the Smithsonian
Institute of the arrival of the statuo,
which is reportod to bo in excellent con
John X Buddington, Esq., of thla
oity, is prepaiing to leave for a trip to
David 8. McCurdy has been appointed
Assistant Postmaster, vies W. H, Carr,
Col. T. S. Harris, editor of the An
telope Valley Newt, al Rosamond, Kern
county, arrived iv the city last night.
Hum! moves at Cleveland.
Ci.evki.ani>, 0., May 2.— Jack Demp
sey and Reddy Gallagher met to night
at the Praukfort-streel Gymnasium. Six
Isaac W. Lord, the father andynother
of Lordsburg, was in the city yesterday.
He is rushing the sale of lots iv his
Dr. L. B. Rodebush, the well-known
mine owner at Ogilby station, went
not th yesterday by the 1:30 train to
San Franoisoo, from whioh plaoe he will
proceed to Now York.
rounds were fought with four-ounce
gloves, the winner to take two-thirds
and the loser one-third of the gate re
ceipts. Two hundred spectators paid
jss each to see it.
Another Postofflce Candidate.
Wahiunoton, May 2.—A new candi
date for tho Los Angeles postofflce looms
up in the person of C. E. Owen. The
case, however, will not bo disposed of
for the present.
Postofflce at Sespe.
Washington, May 2.—A petition has
been reoeived here from Sespe, Ventura
county, asking for the establishment of
a postoffiso there.
BURNED TO DEATH.
Important Land Decision
for San Uemardino.
Mysteries of the Olsen Murder.
Portland iv Forty Hours.
Liquor Licensa Raised.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald
San Franoi»(!o, May 2.—The suit of
the United States against John Hancock,
was decided in favor of the defendant
this morning in the Ciroait Court. Th c
suit was brought to have the title to the
Muscupiabie ranch, in San Berdardino
oounty, declared void. The old Mexican
grant was acknowledged to be good, but
it was alleged that when tbe land was
surveyed at the time the United States
Patent was issued, 30,000 acres wero
wrongfully include.l in this ranch, and
tbat fraud and misrepresentation were
used to secure tbe titltt. Thero are
forty-nine persons who would be affected
by a change iv the title at tho present
time. It was shown in conrt that in
stead of the ranch being too largo, as
charged, the boundary line might have
legally been run sobs to include a square
league of land more than they do. No
evidences of fraud were introduced, at id
it was foond ti nt the Laud Office had
carefully investigated the matter fifteen
years ago, when the Patent was issued.
RAILROAD STRATEGY .
Tbe IJ. P. • extending Its Contrail
as Eur as CUlcago.
Chicago, May 2,-—The Times say: "It
is rumored that tho development of the
Union Pacific, under Mr. Potter's man
agement, will cause certain extension
and traffic arrangements which will virt
ually give the system control of a line
from Council Bluff* to Chicago. As the
Atchison, Toptka and Santa Fc found
itself hampered and blocked at the Mis
souri River, where it was forced to yield
up the freight it had gathered through
out its territory, so with tbe Union
Pacific, which is compelled to hand over
to its rivals and competitors its business
and feed their system with traffic
which it secures in the West. It
would be iv line with tho old policy
of the general manager of the Burlington
when he assumes the reins of the
Union Pacific to bend his energies
toward securing that desired Chicago
outlet, lud cat on* point to a lease of
the St. Paul and Omaha line. If de
sired, Congressional action and legisla
tion can be procured, and many opera
tors are firmly grounded ia the belief
that if it all goes well and the Union
Pacific obligations to the government
are clearly eleiined and rationally set
tled, tweHc months will see th 3 scheme
canied to a successful conclusion.
SnmctltlnaT of tbe History of
Tkiiaohapi, Cal., May 2.—Henry
Sieberl, supposed to be the man recently
killed for Pete Olsen near Bakorsrield,
lived in this vicinity in 1375. He kept
the station on the Owen river road for
about two years. He disappearoil from
there and no one knew of his wherea
bouts until now. He was a German and
•rata here was about 26 or 28 years olel.
Indignation is expressed here at tho way
ho was killed.
BELIEVkD TO BE THE REAL MAN.
Bakersfield, May 2.—The memoran
dum book and letters of M. H. Siekert
required by the Corouer, were brought
bore to night aud the ii quest will be
resumed to-moirow. There are many
here who still lirmly believo Hot tho
dead man is Olsen.
San Francisco, May 2.—The first
train of the California and Oregou road,
known as the Portland Express, whioh
left here yesterday at 4 v. M., arrived at
Hcrnbrook, the present terminus of the
road, on time, 9:30 this morning, with
thirty three passengers en route for
Portland and points North. The through
trip will be made iv forty hoars.
Marvsvillk, Cal., May 2.—ln ac
cordance with a vast raajoiiiy of voters,
expressed at the recent election, the
Board of Supervisors of Sutter county
today ra'seel tbe rate of liquor license to
two hundred dollar? pjr quarter. Thpj
goes Inlo effect July first.
CmcAfio, May 2.— Vice-President
Potter, of the Union Pacifio, has offered
to General Passenger Agent A. C.
Dawes, of the Hannibal and St. Joe
Kailroad, the place of General Manager
e>f tbe Oregon Railway anil Navigation
Company. Mr. Dawes will probably
I Ire ni Louisville.
Louisville, Ky., May 2.—The large
warehouse of Brown, Johnson & Co,, on
14th and Maple streets, together with
tbe nine-story grain warehouse of Stri
don Bros,, adjoining, and freight cars
loaded with grain was burned this mora*
ing. Loss, #260,000.
Increase of Freight Traffic.
Chicago, May 2.—Shipments of Pa
cific freight from Chicago have jumped
from two and throe carloads to an aver
age of twenty oars daily since the new
rates were put into effect last week,
The Courthouse Plans.
Mr. I". E. Rowan, Chairman of the
Board of Supervisors, returned Sunday
from the North. He ssys that tbe dif
ferent plans for the new Courthouse
which have been iv tbe hands of experts
for a week past, will be returned here
to-day and the Supervisors will make an
award. Mr. Rowan is non committal
but he atatos tbat the architect will lie
a California man and he hopes that * he
will be a Los Angeles man. In other
words the plans of a Los Angeles man
will be adopted and a home -nan will
direot the building of our Courthouse,
John P. Dunn, State Controller, is
in the city. Mr, Dunn is one of the
brainiest and most thoroughgoing Dem
ocrats that the State of California boasts.
Hia late eleolion proved that he is a man
whose perso .al popolurily overshadows
any ulterior influence that can be
brought to bear against him. Mr. Dunn
is not here for tho purpose of having our
lands assessed at ten times their value,
jas aome people seem to think.
Telegrams remain uncalled for at the
Western Union Telegraph oflioe, for
want of proper address: 6. P. Clapp,
Miss Sarah Harrington, M. W. Mel
drom, K. B. iUugkt, Juda Rich, James
A meeting tender the Antplcea of
the Board ot Trade.
Tho call for a meeting to be held at
the Board of Trade rooms on Wednesday
eveuing, May 4th, at 8 p. m. is one of
tbe most important that has been isened
by tbat organic ttion.
Its object ia to enable our badness
men, capitalists and others to hear Mr.
Geo. P. Clapp, of Oakland, one of the
moat competent rail makers on this
coast, and who has had thirty-two years
continuous experience in tbia line of bus
iness- The purpose of Mr. Clapp's visit
is to organize a company to erect and
operute a nail factory and rdling mill,
and is one that should receive the great
est attention and favor from oar people.
I.os Angeles, from the vast net-work of
railroads of which she is in the center,
is the Chicago or Kansas City of South
ern California. Her position as tbe sup
ply depot of all the vast territory sub
ject to hir phenomenal railroad advan
tages, is no longer denied, but tacitly
admitted, and it is eminently in keeping
with her commanding commercial posi
tion that the wants of all thia
great territory should be supplied from
her factories and shops. There is not to
day a manufacturing int(-rest,thatoffers a
safer and more profitable investment
than that of a 6rat class, thoroughly
equipptd nail factory, and certainly not
one that turns out a product in more
universal demand. From an orange-box
to n palace, nails are nocded in the
building, and even our last resting place
is rendered more secure and comfortable
if the nails iv «ur coffin are straight
The immense development, taking
place throughout SouthecMsAjelifoniia at
this time, and the evi
dence of its continuance during each suc
ceeding year foreshadows a future for
this industry surpassing that of any
other, an 1 now is the time for business
men to avail themselves of the oppor
tunity of inaugurating this enterprise
and ta reap the financial reward sure to
follow if the plan 3 are properly perfect
ed and tho organization snccessfully
formed, the erection of a first-cla°s nail
factory and rolling-mill will prove of
unmistakable benefit to the community,
and a source of very satisfactory divi
dends to tbe stockholders.
HOME FOR STRAY GIRLS.
Tbe People Iteirliinlnsr to Realise
Several subscriptions were yesterday
handed in for the home for misguided
girls. The Herald started this move
ment, and is gratified to see so many of
tbe substantial citizens of Los Angeles
taking hold of it. No man with a true
heart in bis In s on will stand aloof, and
tho persons who are aiding this good
cause are praised without stint. The
following gentlemen subscribed the sums
set opposite their names yesterday: P.
Btaudry, $.50; W, H. Workman, $50;
Caatruecio Btoi., $10; Childress Safe
I Deposit Bank, $20.
Judge E. M. Ross opened the V. S.
District Court yesterday morning al 10
o'clock in the court room over the
Farmers' and Merchants' Dank, corner
of Commercial and Main street, Hon.
J. Marion Brooks presented his commis
sion as U. S. District Attorney for the
Southern District of California, which
wai spread npon the minutes. The
Jury Commissioner will soon be ap
pointed and grand and trial jurois will
Oa Monday the complete organization
of the court will be made with IS C.
Oweu as Clerk.
A HOlir THE WHUKU MAN,
The following persons were yesterday
licensed to wed: E. B. Trefetbeu and
Hattie N, Beckett, Demand Valdivia
and Louisa Dom'mgnez, Everett B. Bio
man and Viola 8. Sbreide, John H. Smith
and Susan Flanagan, W. Silligmau and
FINANCE AND TRADE.
A Hevietv of the Hay's Transac
New York, May 2 —The market openeet
weak at concessions from Saturday's final
figure of 'W&O, % per cent. The market
was we&k throughout, although a slight
rally occurred toward 11 o'clock, and the
strength displayed by the Fort Worth and
Denver kept the market firm until neon-
After that time there was more nuimatlou
and a renewed weakness, which was not
checked until the close, which was dull and
weak, at or near the lowest figure of the
day. Government bonds were dull and
New York, May 1 —Closing que,tallons
were: Tbiee per cent, affj four per
cent, coupons, 29; IU , coupons,
iv; Central Pacific, Vl%: Denver ami Kio
Grande, Louisvllie A VishvtUe, 67}f;
Michigan ventral, <j\ l / % ; Kansas and Te-i>is,
sl%;New York'Jcutte.'.lsj* Northern Pacific,
SfJtl preferred, Cl» 4 : Northwestern, 81;
Oregon Improvement, Oregou Navi
gation, i.j: Oregou Transcontinental, 8S»i:
l'ar.iiic Mail. 60: Texas Pacific, 80>, 4 ; Union
Facißc, C0? H ; United States Express, 63;
Wells, Fargo A (Jo's Express, 28; Western
New York, May 2 —Money em call easy,
ranging 4 to 5 per cent; closing oft", rod at!
I'm me- mercantile piper unchanged,
sterling exchange, action weak; (1 86 for
sixty day bills; 14.81% lor demand.
New York, May 2 —liar silver, Mf4
Bin Francisco, Ma/ 2.—The following
are tbe closing prices:
Helcner _Bostlli««X Peer I 85
Crocker 75. | Peerless S3
Chollar el 87H Potoal T *1%
Con. Virginia 14.50 Ophlr 8.00
Gould AC'ry 4.10 [lavage 6 62'^
11. A N 4.80 Sierra Nevada 3.60
Locomotive .. .80 Union Con. .. B.CO
Yellow Jacket 6 I2KIMt. Diablo.... 4 ',5
Oou. Virginia dividend Die.
Silver bars- Per cent discount, 2 ' air, '
Portland In Forty Honrs?.
Halslng fhe Liquor License.
Railroad Official Appointed.
The tirais Iflarfc-ets.
Si* Fbancisco, May 2 —Wheat—Dull;
buyer season, *l H2? 4 ; buyer, '87, |2.04,<4; spot
season, storage paid, 11.84 V,.
Barley -Strong; buyer season, 11.18; b ayer
Corn—steady; California large yellow,
■1 Hi per cental; small, tl.ls(i*l.2i>; wblte,
Chicago, May 2.—Barley-Nominal; 6":
Wheat—Close cash, il%: May 83%; July
Corn-Firm; cash, 877,; July 4tjj- Jn-e
London, May 3,—The Mark Lane Express,
in Its review of the liritls 1 grain trade dur
ing the past week, says: There has been a
decreaso in deliveries of native wheat. Tbe
markets are scantily supplied. This tact
has oauscd au advance of from 6s to Is.
Bales of English wheat during the week
wore 53,453 quarters at 82s Bd, against 51,955
quarters at 31s during tbe corresponding
Chicago meat market.
Chicago, May 2.—Pork strong; cash Mar
and Juno, 12J.60 per barrel.
Nnw Yob*, May 2—Petroleum steady,
and opened at tbo highest Oe, lowest
>»', olosms CC. Bales, 1 taI.WW
A NAIL FACTORY.
Cholera Quarantine Raised
on the Chili Coast.
SMALLPOX AT VICTORIA, B. C.
Mistuken Identify in Mie Scbn>«
beles Case - The Loudon
associated Press Dispatches to tbe flstaaw
New Yohk, May 2.—Reports fro as
Chili, regarding the cholera, under data
of yesterday are very encouraging, aae)
the number of deaths at Santiago da-
Chili and Valparaiso are rare, notably
only six having taken place in both
cities within twenty-four hoars. Bat
fourteen new cases had appeared, and
free communication it restored between
the capital and port, and steamers now
sail regularly on their trips along th*
southern coast of Chili, without iletsaston
or delay; and it is possible that witbia a
fortnight tbe dreadful visitant willhavw
dieappeared. Uu to yesterday 287 ft per
sons have fallen victims to the epidemic
! iv Banting a de Cbili alone.
Ability and Heralsm Dleplavea
br a Hnaalan It oath.
St. Petersburg, May 2,—One of tbe
persons just convicted of plotting ngaiaet
tbe Cztr, ia a student named OualUncnV
the son of a high Russian officer. Dar
ing tho trial he displayed the highest in
telligence and maintained the most dig
nified bearing, entering into a miunte
and scientific dispute with FeoUerofF,
the renowned chemist. He compelled
the latter to acknowledge ihe prisoner in
tha right and he himself in the wrong.
At the final sitting, Oualianoflf made
a brilliant speech, and declared tbat
neither he nor his companions feared
death. He oould imagine nothing more
sublime than to die in an endeavor to
deliver the unfortunate Russian people.
Hundreds of young men would imitate
him until the Czar would be compelled
to change his despotic syeteai. The
prisoners, with one exception, are Intel
ligent, gentlemanly and of good families*.
tine of them said be intended to murder
the Czar with a revolver, bat afterwards
thought bombs would be better.
mistaken Identity of tbe Mat as
Wtao Lured Diss.
Paris, May 2.—Schnaebeles' leare ot
absence from the cffice of Commissary
at Pagny-sur-Moselle has been extended
two months. At tbe end of his leave ha?
will be entitled to retire on a pension.
He asserts that tbe German Commissary
Q :utch, who invited him across the line
aud who aoccropunied him to the rail
road station, pointed him out to tha
tier man detective who arrested hint.
The German official report of the affair
says a Commissary named Tauaeb was
entrusted with the task of arresting
Schnaebeles, and it is probable that tbe
names of Tansch and Gautoh were nn
conecionsly mixed by those who act used
G*utch of treachery to Sebcatbelts.
U.S. District Court.
They Are Taken to Florence fax
Paris, May 2.—The remains of tbe
composer Rossini were disinterred at
Pere la Chaise cemetery yesterday ia
tho presence of the Italian embassy aad
a throng of admirers of Rossini's work*.
There were a number of orations and
then a procession wa* formed, which
escorted the coffin from the cemetery.
In the procession was a band from the
Republican Guards playing selections
from Rossini's works. The remains of
the composer will bo taken to Florence/
to-day for re-burial. They will be ac
companied by Boito, Verdi was asked
to accompany them, but refused.
Smallpox from San t'rauclaea.
V ittoria, B. C„ May 2.—The steam
ship Elder arrived this aftcrnooa from
San Francisco, and Dr. Jackson, tbe
Health Officer, after making the cus
tomary inspection, ordered the ship into
ejuarantine, a woman and oh 11 being
discovered showing symptoms of small
pox. The child had eruptions on the
face, aud was in tbat condition when
taken on board. A more minute, exam
ination will be made to morrow, and tbe
slip may possibly have to romain off
Albert Head for a few days until the
disease develops. No mails were landed.
She la Allow a to VUlt Bar
Aa stated in the Herald, Mr. R.
Porter Ashe left Loe Angeles on laat
Saturday evening, and felt secure in the
fact that the custody of hia little
daughter Alma had been given to the
Sheriff, and that he would b= allow* d to
visit the child whenever ho taw fit.
Yesterday the attorneys of Mrs. Aahe
served the following order on the oppo
"Puke notice thut at 2 o'el ook p. ml,
ou Monday, May 2, 1887, or aa soon
thereafter as counsel oan bo beard, we
will move tbe Court, before tho Hon.
\V. P. Gardiner, Judge, for an order
modifying the order heretofore made
herein, placing tbe aaid minor in the
custo ly of the Sheriff cf Los Angelea
county, to the effect that tbe said
Sheriff shall be allowed snd be ordered
to take saiel minor to the house of her
grandmother, Mra. K. B. Crocker, there
to be by him kept until the further
order ef this Court.
" Graves & O'Melvkny and R. T.
Gage, Attorneys for Applicunt."
The matter came np before JuJga
Gardiner shortly after 2 o'clock ye let—
day afternoon and be made the follow
Upon motion of Graves ek O'Melveny
and H. T. Gage, attorneys for petitioner,
it is ordered that tlic Sber.fi' take aaid
minor, Alma A. Ashe, to the home of
her grand mother, Mrs. E. B. Crocker,
there to be kept in the custody of tbe
Sheriff until the hearing of the matter
set for May 4!h. When the father ia la
the city the child ia to bo taken to the
Nadeau House aud be visited by him if
he so desires.
Mr. Ashe's at'orticys tiled nn answer
to the allegations by Mrs. A-hs and in
tho tifih cotiut insinuated that soma
very ilamngmir. totimony would be pro
dreed. In tbe meantime the grand
mother has the baby. Mr. Aahe will
arrive in thia city to morrow and some
■ttevelopineuts are expooted at tbe trial
of tbo cause.