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PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
A Hot Chase After the
Arizona Train Robbers.
CONTINUED SEVERE WEATHER.
Large Shipments of Wine Being
Made to the East—Exciting
I tsoeiatod Press Dispatches to the OkbaU).'
Tucson, March s.—Deputy Sheriff
and Detective Harris arrived from
puruit of the Steins Pass train rob
bers last ntght. They left the pos?e
r near Chihuahua, fifteen miles south
, * of Sonora. from which place it appears
that the robbers started out on their
expedition. Though but two men
were actually engaged in the robbery,
a third had made preparations to join
them.but was accidentally shot in the
leg en route and was left at the l'alo
tado rancho. The men's names are
given as Dick Johnson. Dick Heart
and — Leary. The former were one
time in jail here on suspicton of being
implicated in the Palotado robbery
but were dischaiged.
A party has been sent out from
Chihuahua and tho two are close on
the robber's trail.
A TOTAL WRECK.
Jlunr I'lsltnrs lo the Scene of the
Alice Gnrratt Disaster.
San Francisco, March 5. —The
wreck of tho Alice Garratt presents a
sorry sight as it lies bottom up in the
water alongside the Pacific Mail dock.
By the side of the steamer's bottom
. - floats all that is left of the wood
work on the upper deck, while
chairs and tables from the
cabin, Bilk hats, and other
wearing apparel from the state rooms
are washed into the bay by every
wave tbat breaks over the wreck. A
constant stream of curious people is
kept flowing down the wharf to view
the wreck, and among them were
many of those who had been in quar
antine and who who were so miracu
lously saved during tlie storm yester
day. It is not expected that any
suits will be entered for loss
of baggage, as the steamship
company has promised to make good
tho losses. Au attempt will be made
to-morrow to right the steamer and
save what is in the hold. The heavy
machinery has probably broken
through the woodwork, and is now
lying at tho bottom of tlie bay. The
engines were of 300 horse-power.
THE SHIPPING ACT.
Its Clauses do Not Apply to
San Francisco, March s.—lt was
settled this morning that coasting
sailors are not subject to the provis
ions of the shipping act, no matter
at what port articles are signed.
Judge Sawyer, by quashing the in
dictment against Thomas Mason and
four others for desertion, has effect-
Z ually settled this question. Ihe ac
cusations against these men originated
in the sailors' strike on board tho
Queen of the Pacific last fall. Mason
and his associates left in a body just
as the steamer w r as about to sail and
after they had signed the private
articles of the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company. They were arrested
and Judge Hoffman decided that
there was no case against them. The
company wanted a test case made
and had the men indicted again by
the Circuit Court grand jury and
Judge Hoffman was sustained.
COLD W EITHER.
Heavy Snowstorm In the Sierra
San Francisco, March 5. —During
the twenty-four hours ending 7 o'clock
this morning snow fell as foil as fol
lows: Gold Run, 15 inches; Alta, 21;
Blue Canon, 10; Emigrant Gap, 14;
Cisco, 12; Truckee, 18; the Sum
STORM AT SAN LUIS.
San Luis Obispo, March 5. —The
fiercest aud heaviest storm of the sea
son raged here yesterday, three inches
of rain falling. A strong wind blew
continually. The frame of the east
wing of Hotel Ramona had the found
ation weakened and was thrown down
by the storm, $2,000 damage resulting
to the contractor.
Arguments Heard Before Judge
San Francisco, March s.—Argu
ments for Eetting aside the order for
feiting the bonds of Jno. H. Benson,
indicted for conspiracy in connection
with the alleged land frauds, were
heard before Judges Ross and
Sawyer, of the Circuit Court,
to-day, and the matter taken
under advisement. The defendant's
attorney read the petition of the
sureities aud Benson's affidavit setting
forth that he went to Denmark on
private business, and would have re
turned had he not been arrested.
District Attorney Carey and Mr. Del
mas maintained that Benson was
traveling under an assumed name
when arrested as a dynamiter, and
the facts showed that he never in
tended to return.
HEAVY WINE EXPOBTS.
Fifty Carloads to be Sent East
During the Week.
San Francisco, March 5. —Wine
shippers are rushing out large quan
*vtities of their product this early in the
year on account of the coming ad
vance in rates to the East. The Chi
cago rate will be advanced from 80
cents to $1 15 on the 10th inst.. and
the New York rate will be raised from
$1 to $1.25. As tbe wine men know
that it will greatly interfere with their
profits, they are sending their freight
out of the different wine depots at an
unprecedented rate for the season.
One traffic agent said to-day that fully
fifty carloads of wine would go for
ward during the week.|
DOOMED TO DIE.
Unfortunate Boating Calamity
Cloverdale, Cal., March 5. —Last
evening while a boatman was trans
porting some meat across the Mission
river to Camp Cloverdale, on the
Ukiah railroad, Carl Kruse, a tunnel
man, jumped into the boat to cross to
the other side. A strong current was
running, occasioned by the heavy
rainfall, and capsized the boat. Kruse
was unable to swim. Three times the
boatman succeeded in getting Kruse
onto the boat, but while then swim
ming to the shore for a rope to Mirow to
him, the boat struck a rock and threw
Kruse into the water, drowning him.
He lias relatives living in San Bernar
A GAS EXPLOSION.
Exciting Episode nt San Fran-
San Fkancisco, March s.—This
afternoon an explosion occuried in
the works of tho San Francisco Gas
I mprovment Company at the foot of
Fillmore street. In making a con
nection between gas pipes work
men disconnected the joint, sup
posing that the gas had been
turned off the gas, soon filled the
basement, and in a few moments took
(ire from a flame of jet in the photo
meter. The quantity of gas in the
room being so great an explosion oc
curred. Three men workingin the
adjoining room wer.> severely burned
by flames rushing through the
doorway. Immense tanks full of gas
were near the spot, and had it not
been for the combined efforts of the
men about the buildings, the entire
works would have been destroyed.
As it was, the actual damage is slight,
estimated at $1,000.
THE JULIA DISASTER.
Another of the Victims Brought
to the Surface.
Vallejo, March s.—The body of
Michael Dolan, one of' the victims of
the explosion, was found yesterday
with many bones broken. The
railroad authorities have permis
sion to use the Mare Island sec
tional docks, and it is thought
that the Julia will be put on to-mor
row, the main object being to clean the
mvi out and secure the bodies there
in. Several pieces from the exploded
boilers weie cut out for testing to-day.
The result is not yet known.
A Sad Death.
Tombstone, A. T., March 5. —Geo.
E. Williams was found dead this
afternoon. Deceased had eaten a
hearty breakfast at 10 o'clock. At 12
an attendant left him sick and at 1
o'clock callers found him a corpse.
An autopsy showed that the cause of
death was an abscess whioh broke in
to a large vein. The deceased was a
member of the Grand Army of the
'Frisco's City Hall.
San t Francisco, March 5. —At a
meeting of the City Hall Commis
sioners to-day, the matter of finish
ing the main towers was brought up
and Architect Lam said that the
taller of the two would be 485 feet from
baßc to top; the shorter would be fifty
feet lews. The cost is not yet estimat
ed! There will be a difference of
about $50,000 in favor of the shorter
San Luis Oiiisro, March 5. —The
charred remains of Louis Gibbens
were found among the ruins of his
burned cabin in the Hurrera region
last Wednesday. The news just
reached this city, and parties imme
diately started oat to the scene, but
have not returned. There are sus
picions of murder and arson. Gibbons
was aged GO years.
San Francisco, March 5. —United
States Circuit Judge Sawyer to-day
quashed the indictment against W.
Bateman, the private soldier who shot
and killed Sargeant Soper at tho Pre
sidio last July. Judge Sawyer decided
that the United States Court had no
jurisdiction in tlie case, and Bateman
was taken into custody by the State
A Novel Suicide.
Salem, Ore., March 5. —N. Sim
mons, aged 19, committed suicide on
Sappingfleld's farm this afternoon,
where he had been plowing alone. He
tied a halter strap to a doubla-tree,
and making a slip-noose of the other
end, placed it round his neck. He
started the team a few steps, then fell
down and was dragged to death.
A Good Showing.
Virginia City, Nev , March 5 —
To-morrow a bullion shipment of 38
bars, weighing over two tons and
valued at $170,000, will be made
from the Consolidated California and
Virginia mine. This shipment rep
resents the value of a clean up for
February of $350 000.
A State Investment.
San Diego, March 5. —A proposal
has been re'eeived from Governor R.
W. Waterman, on behalf of the State
of California, for the purchase of
$100,000 worth of road and bridge
bonds of this county at par value.
The bid was accepted. The money
comes out of the school fund.
Booth and Barrett.
San Francisco, March 5. —Edwin
Booth and Lawrence Barrett opened
here to-night in two or more weeks'
engagement. The Baldwin Theatre
was crowded from pit to dome with
the wealthy and fashionable people of
San Francisco and the neighboring
Merlin for Mayor.
San Francisco, March s.—Dr Mer
lin was nominated for mayor by the
Republican convention at Oakland
this evening. The nomination is re
garded as a victory over Oakland's
alleged political bosses.
Santa Cruz' Advancement.
Santa Cruz, March 5. —An election
was held to-day for acquiring public
public water works and issuing bonds
not to exceed $100,000 therefore. The
total number of votes cast was 820;
for, 570; against, 260.
Injured by Dynamite.
Yuma, A. T., March 5. —Elias
Harris was dangerously injured by a
giant powder explosion while blast
ing upon the Apache canal, near
Mohawk Station, this afternoon.
A Change of Venue.
Hollister, Cal., March 5. —John
T. Prewitt, who is charged with the
murder of Dr. Powers, of ibis county,
over two years ago obtained a change
of venue to-day to Monterey county.
Bound for the North.
San Francisco, March s.—The
bark Hope went to sea to-day. She
is bound for Kodiak and Alaska to
spend the summer months in fishing.
San Jose, March 5. —Louis Colum
bet has been arrested for assault to
murder Dan Reardon, on Friday
Sacramento, March 5. —A Republi
can City Convention was held to-night
and a full ticket nominated.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 6, 1668,
Prince William to.Become
Regent of Germany.
ENGLAND'S NAVAL PROGRESS.
A Bill Presented iv the Freuch
Legislature to Further Aid
the Panama Canal.
1 Associated thePrcss Dispatches toHKBALP. I
Berlin, March s.—The Reich An
zieger says that the Emperor has
only a slight cold. Doctor Wald
meyer's final report of the Crown
Prince confirms the semi-official re
port made on Saturday. Itisexpected
that the Crown Prince wfll return to
Berlin at the end of this month. The
ministerial order empowering Prince
William to sign royal decrees and or
dinances should occasion arise,
dates from the Ist of December.
The Crown Prince has assented to the
arrangement. Two councillors are to
be attached to Prince William's suite
whose duties will be to report to him
on state a flairs. An eminent gen
eral will also be appointed to advise
on military affairs.
a dispatch from ban remo.
San Remo, March 5. —The German
Crown Prince passed a good night.
With the cough and expectoration les
sened, there is a more cheerful feel
ing regarding his immediate prospects.
Prince William left San Remo to-day.
A Lottery l oan to be Issued to
Aid De Lesscps.
Paris, March 5. —In the Chamber
of Deputies, to-day, a bill was laid on
the table which proposes to authorize
the Panama Canal Company to issue
a lottery loan of 24,000,000 francs.
The bill is supported by a number of
deputies of different politics. The
preamble urges the necessity of fur
nishing De Lessepß with means to
continue the construction of the canal
and prove that the enterprise is feasi
ble, and states that the time is ripe to
fix public opinion upon the ultimate
prospect of the end and settle tho
question one way or the other.
The debate on the war estimates
began to-day. Marquis De La Ter
ronays, of the Right, asked if it was
the intention to call out the whole
contingent in 1888. General Gogeret,
Minister of War, said ha regretted
that he was unable to reply to the
question so long before hand.
BO CLANGER'S DEC i SION.
He Will Not Accept a Seat Among
Paris, Marchs.—General Boulang
erhas written a letter to the Minister
of War, in which he says: "It is my
clear duty from the position which I
occupy, and particularly owing to the
period through which we are passing,
to devote myself exclusively to my
military duties. I have the honor to
ask you, with tbe object of prevent
ing the manifestations which have oc
curred, from again being attempted,
cither to publish this or to authorize
a published letter in which I may
beg my friends not to waste their
votes in attempting to elect me to a
position which I cannot accept."
Admiralty Bcport — Strengthen,
ing the Torpedo Service.
London, March 5. —Lord Hamilton,
First Lord of the Admiralty, has is
sued a statement regarding the navy
estimates for 1888. The net decrease
is shown to be £905,581 excluding the
special cost of the Australian rquad
ron, which is £900,000. During 1887
twenty torpedo boats weie added,
making a total of 80 first-class and 63
second-class. During the coming year
6 first-class and 10 second-class boats
will be ordered. The efficiency of en
gineers and men throughout the ser
vice is highly satisfactory. *
Rome, March 5. —General San Mar
zano telegraphs that hundreds of the
enemy have been seen near Hot
Springs at Allet. A "body of Abys
sians recently appeared at the wells
at Tatt, under gnns of Margherita
Fort and on being shelled fled with
out gettiug water.
Friends of Flttituffs.
London, March s—Fleming writes
that he is authorized to offer a prize
of £1,000 which is already subscribed
by friends for a prize ring contest be
tween Smith and Sullivan in the first
week in May. A fair field is guar
ITleaiiy's memory Revered.
Cork, March 5. —The body of
Stephen J. Meany was escorted
through the principal streets tonight by
ahugh torcl: light procession in which
the Mayor of the city and all promi
nent Fenians and Leaguers took part.
Fighting In the Soudan.
Suakim, March s.—Rebels assert
that an attack was made yesterday,
led by Osman Digna, and that the
Chief, Ameer Offre, was killed in the
The Iflodena matter.
Rome, March 5. —Prime Minister
Crispi stated in the Chamber to-day
that the incident at Modena has been
found to have been unimportant.
London, March 5. —The striking
engineers at Blackburn have practi
cally conceded the demands of their
Death of a Noted Journalist.
Vienna, March 5. — August Zang
Doyton. of Vienna, a journalist and
founder of the Presse is dead.
Death of Dr. Walsh.
Dublin, March s.—The Most Rev.
James Walsh, D. D., Roman Catholic
Bishop of Kildare is dead.
FUO.U mAN V HOUHCES.
Continental News Gathered by
Our Agents In London.
London, March 5. —All railway traf
fic in Sweden and Denmark has been
stopped by heavy snows. Traflic on
lines in Northwest Germany is also
interrupted. Dantzic is completely
shut off from the world.
Avalanches iv the Trentino valley
have killed twenty persons.
A violent sand storm has been rag
ing in Egypt since Saturday, stopping
traffic on the Suez canal.
Justin McCarthy has declined the
position of deputy speaker of the
House of Commons, giving as his
reason that he is near-sighted.
A naval guard on the Prussian
model is being organized in all the
South Russian sea ports. The object
is to reinforce the marines and to sup
ply crews to merchant ships equipped
The German and Italian govern
ments have ordered the construction
of two torpedo boats at Elbing, Prus
An avalanche has fallen upon the
HospoOO of St. Bernard, burying the
church, but causing no loss of life.
Recovered from San Diego ny
It will ba remembered that a few
weeks ago, a Mrs. Nelson was arrested
on a charge of being a receiver of
stolen property, and that at the same
time it was stated that a partner of
hers.R. C. Davis, by name, had gone
to San Diego taking along with him
a number of cases of goods which
were supposed to have been stolen.
Detective Emil Harris, who was given
charge of the matter telegraphed to
San Diego, and Davis was arrested
and the delivery of tho goods slopped.
Davis was examined but the goods
not being obtainable as evidence he
was discharged and shortly afterward
commenced suit against Mr. Harrii
for $10,000 for damages caused
by alleged false imprisonment.
This suit is still pending;
but late Saturday evening the twelve
cases shipped by Davis were returned
to this city, and yesterday Detective
Harris searched them. Among other
articles, he found five pieces of cloth
valued at $400, which had been stolen
from a tailor shop on Spring street on
the 21st of November. This cloth
was identified as that stolen from the
firm on that date. There were also 22
watches, 2}4 dozen plated table
spoons, 2 5-12 dozen forks, half-dozen
teaspoons, three fine opera glasses,
three microscopes, all valued at about
$000. These were identified as hav
ing been stolen from a jewelry store
on West First street on the 24th of
December. Besides these articles,
there was a large amount of jewelry,
trinkets and silverware, which has as
yet not been identified. There were
also several cases of spectacles which
were stolen from a traveling sales
man, who is wanted to Id -ntify them.
This is an important recovery, and
the manner in which the whole case
has beeu worked reflects a great deal
of credit upon the sagacity of Mr.
LEAP YEAR PARTY.
The misses Bcrke Entertain
Tlie Berke mansion, on the corner
of Bunker Hill avenue and Second
Btreet, was a brilliant scene last night.
The occasion was a leap year paity
given by the young ladies of the fam
ily to a number of their friends. The
Misses Berke received their guests
with a most cordial welcome, and for
several hours pleasant games, musi;:
and conversation whiled the time
away in a very agreeable man
ner. Nor must the refreshments be
forgotten, to which each one present
did ample justice.
Among those present who aided
very materially in making the time
pass pleasantly with music and song,
were Mrs. Eden, Miss Lemon, Mr.
Lemon, Miss Bradshaw, Miss Penning
and Mr. Burbeck. Miss Lemon per
forms very delightfully on the violin
and her brother is an expert on the
Tne later hours of the evening
were devoted to dancing which all
the young people enjoyed, and which
was continued until long past mid
An Elegant Repast.
There assembled in Roster's res
taurant last evening, at 5:30 p. m.,
seven gentlemen to do honor to an
elegant repast ordered for them by
Mr. E. Rosenthal, manager of the
Riverside Fair, and Mr. D. L. Wilbur,
also of Riverside. Both these gen
tlemen are directors in the Riverside
Board of Trade, and that alone is suf
ficient to guarantee that the repast
was one that will long be remember ed
by those present as one of the most
agreeable evenings they ever spent.
Those present were Mr. Carl Brown,
of the Cactus, Mr. J. J. Gee, of the
the Tribune, Colonel G. H. Shaw,
of the Tribune, Mr. H. Z. Os
borne, •of the Express, Mr. H.
P. Orvis, of the Express, Mr. N. J.
Levinson, of the Portland Oregonian,
and a representative of the Herald.
At. 6p. m. the meal began, and to
Judge by the way the viands disap
peared, every one present had a
splendid appetite. The finest wines
were served with each course. Jokes
and stories were told in abundance,
and all enjoyed themselves perfectly.
Mr. Carl Brown created a great deal
of amusament by his cartoons, and at
8:30 p. m., two and one-half hours
from the time the cover was lifted
from tho first dish, the party left the
table in tho best of spirits, after
thanking Messrs. Rosenthal and Wil
bur for their hindsoine entertainment.
Coroner J. M. Meredith held an in
quest yesterday on the body of Jacob
Brown, aged about forty-two years, a
native of Russia, who died suddenly
yesterday in the camp of Andrew
Cassen, about half a mile from Sepul
veda station. When the men. arose
about 6 o'clock in the morning
Brown did not join them. They then
tried to arouse him but could not do
so. They took him on a cot to Sep
ulveda station, where he died before
the train arrived. Dr. J. E. Cohn
made a post-mortem examination of
the body and found that death had
resulted from apoplexy. The jury
returned a verdict of death from nat
Thursday's Great Race.
There is no foundation for tho state
ment which appeared in yesterday's
Times, that the three cornered race to
be run on Thursday next will in all
probability be postponed. Mr. J. J.
Francis, the manager, wishes it to be
understood that the race will be run
on the day appointed, unless the
weather should prove to be extremely '
bad. The track is by no means in such
condition as to make a postponement
necessary,and an inspection yesterday
by the sporting contributor convinc
ed him that there is every chance of
the record being beaten by the win
Twenty thousand poor children
were supplied with Christmas presents
by London Truth. Last year th
limit was 14,000.
The Union Pacific its Sole
GENERAL RAILWAY GOSSIP.
Work on the S. P. Cos. New Depot
to Commence at Once. The
The following joint notice was re
ceived at the office of the Union Pa
cific company in this city yesterday
morning. Mr. Al. J. Hechtman said
that he had been expecting it for the
past six weeks and that it did not sur
prise him in the least. As regards
the California Fast Freight line.it wilt
not make any difference, for the with
drawal of the above roads will only,
so it is said, increase tho earnings of
the Union Pacific, which will no
longer have to pay them anything.
Ou the other hand, the cost of operat
ing the line alone will be a great deal
increased, but the Union Pacific in
tends to stick to the business
until the last, and hereafter
what has been known as
the "California Faßt Freight Line"
will bo known as the "Union Pacific
Fast Freight Lino," and the freight
handled by it will be sent through in
a rush. The Union Pacific Co. has
plenty of rolling stock, and will not
be in the least embarrassed for it. An
official of a rival route says that. T. J.
Potter, Vice-President of the Union
Pacific road, told him that the line
would be abandoned, but this state
ment is positively denied here. Fol
lowing is the notice:
TheChicaoo & Northwestern Railway
Co.; The Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific Railway Co.; The Chisago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway Co.
February 25, 1888.
The organization of the California Fast
Freight Line, heretofore in charge of Mr.
Samuel Deßow, has been disbanded by the
withdrawal therefrom of the Chicago &
Northwestern, Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway Companys. and on March 1, the
companies named will solicit and care 'or
all Pacific traffic through their respective
general freight offices, general aud con
H. R. McCuLLOI dH,
Gen'l Fr't Agt., C. & N-W Ry„ Chicago.
W. M. Gage,
Gen'l Fr't Agt, R. I& P. Ry., Chicago.
A. U. Bird,
Gel Fr't Agt 0. M. & St. V.Ry., Chicago,
ln regard to this matter the San
Francisco Chronicle prints the follow
ing in it j issue of the 3d inst.:
" 'The collapse of the California
Fast-Freight Line,' said a railroad
man yesterday, 'shows conclusively
that this element ol the railway oper
ation is to be short, lived on all the
railroads in tho land. Why? For
the simple reason that it no longer
deceives the shipper to be told that
his goods will be Bent by a fast
freight line. He knows well onough
that all that will be done to his ship
ments will be to send it through in
the same train with others ttiat have
not been carefully marked, 'Via the
fast-freight line.' It wa3 a pleasant
little deception while it lasted, but
vow all shippers of experience under
staud that 'slow freight' on the trans
continental lines has as much signifi
cance as 'fast freight' in this connec
tion, as the same, time is made on one
has given mi-c-crasive attention to
shipments of through freight. There
has been no deception on the part of
the California Fast Freight Line, or
any of its agents in regard to time
made. In fact, all efforts have been
directed towards crowding shipments
through with all possible dispatch.
Sincerely I think that the railroad
man who predicts a short life for the
fast freight lines, is evidently of an
envious disposition, no doubt for the
reason that the California Fast Freight
Line has succeeded in getting many
of the shipments to which he, as a
competitor, deems himself justly en
titled. The prestige brought about
by the good service rendered, and
which has been the result of winning
patronage from competing lines, un
doubtedly causes this railroad man to
feel very sore, and it is witli a corres
ponding degree of delight that he
hails the so-called 'collapse of the
California Fast Freight Line.' "
"Right here I will say that his period
of happiness will be snort if he builds
Ids hopes upon this foundation, for
business by the California Fast
Freight Line,if so routed,shall have its
usual good attention. It will hereafter
be known as the ' Union Pacific Cal
ifornia Fast Freight Line.' We pro
pose not only to give the same courte
ous treatment to our patrons, but also
to better our service, and make as
good, if not better time, than any
line across the continent. I have no
doubt this railroad man has been
making every eflbrt for several years
past, to convince shippers that the
California Fast Freight Line is a "de
ception." The volume of business,
however, carried by the California
Fast Freight Line, has been such, no
doubt, as to stir up the enmity of com
peting lines. It goes without saying,
judging from the few remarks
that this so called railroad man
makes, that the California Fast
Freight Line has been a thorn in his
side, and I am quite positive that this
thorn has lost none of its sharp edge
and will still continue to irritate his
flesh. In fact I do not think, if he
does justice to the line which he rep
resents, that he will have much op
portunity of warming the seat of his
• hair, unless, perchance, he be a fig
urehead and shifts the burden of his
labors upon some poor soliciting
agent. Shippers of experience under
stand fully that far from deception
are the aims of the California Fast
Freight Line, but an unusual combin
ation of circumstances, brought about
by the Great Ruler who controls the
elements, caused many delays from
which no line was exempt. Ido not
doubt that this railroad man has in
all probability been endeavoring very
hard to practice a little deception, not
to mention perhaps a device or two.
At tho same time it will be well for
shippers by transcontinental lines to
understand that through freight by
the Union Pacific California Fast
Freight Line will have all possible at
tention, and that by this lme there is
no slow freight."
THE NEW DEPOT.
A Large Force on tbe Grounds Pre
paring to Commence Work.
The site of the Southern Pacific
Company's new depot on the Wolfs
kin tract, presented a very active
appearance yesterday morning. A
large force of carpenters, numbering
between forty and fifty were briskly
at work erecting temporary quarters
and getting ready to go ah cad with
the construction of the new depot
building. These men all came from
the California «nd Oregon line, and
are the mo6t experienced carpenters
the company could obtain anywhere.
Over three car loads of the iron to be
used in the structu'e are upon the
grounds, and in addition to this, there
are great quantities of brick and other
materials, including one car load of
glass which is to be used in the roof
and upper sides of the structure.
A new plan, is ono regarding the
heating of the offices and waiting
rooms. For this purpose a cellar is
being dug, and in it will be placed a
large furnace, which will be used to
heat every part of the building by
steam. Any near idea of how long it
will take to complete the work cannot
be obtained, but a guess places it at
between three and four months. Work
will commence id earnest next week.
THE REDONDO BRANCH.
Tracklaytng- to Commence In a
Very I'cw Hays.
The following telegram was received
in thi3 city Saturday last:
San Bernardino, /
February 20,1888, 5:30 p. M.j
Judge Antion Branson, Loe Angeles:
Tbe tracklaying force are all ready to
move. Will send it down as soon as the
storm is over. Twelve thousand ties arrived
at Sau Diego yesterday for the Redondo liae.
The force referred to has not yet
be; n sent, but it is expected they will
go to work in a few days. It will only
take a week or ten days to lay the
rails, and about three more to ballast
the road, and thus put it in condition
for service. It is stated that in a
month's time tbe road will be open
and trains running to Redondo Beach.
Judge Brunson says the company now
has, or will have in a very few days,
sufficient ties at San Diego to lay one
hundred miles of track, or more than
enough to complete all the work now
being done. The rails for all the
work have been at the place some
A Good move.
The Southern Pacific company will
soon begin the work of altering all its
straight-air breaks to those of the au
tomatic design on the passenger
coaches in order to do this it will be
necessary to take every car off the
line and into the shops for a short
time. Only a few will be taken off at
once, but even they will be missed in
the great demand from the operating
department for rolling stock. In
substituting automatic equipment for
etraight-air the Southern Pacific
Company will add a great deal to the
efficiency of its service, especially on
the long runs between this city aud
Ogden aud El Paso. It is well known
and understood by all trainmen that
much time is lost in starting and stop
ping trains equipped with the old
fashioned straight-air appliances. All
the freight cars used by the Southern
Pacific Company are now fitted out
with their automatic air brake, and
it was this Company that first intro
duced the system in California.
The Cause of Delay.
Train No. 17, due in this city from
San Francisco at 8:45 a. m., was de-
I tyed at Delano, the other side of
Delano, the other side of Sumner, yes
terday morning on account of the
wreking of some freight cars at Delano.
A freight train was standing on the
_ pain line, when another train ran
ito it from behind, and derailed three
ars of the forward train. No was
urt and the damage was very slight,
ut, owing to the peculiar manner in
fhich the derailed cars lay. it was a
long time before the tracks could be
cleared. No. 17 did not arrive until
about 7 i". m., while No. 19, due at 5
p. M., came in a short time after.
The now time-table for the Whittier
branch has just been completed, but
as yet the time when it will go into
effect has not been settled upon.
There will be two trains a day each
way. They will leave Los Angeles at
9:50 a.m. and 5 p.m., arriving in
Whittier respectively at 11 a. m. and
6:10 P. H. They will leave Whittier
for this place at 7:40 a. m. and 2:35
p. m., arriving at 8:55 a. m. and 3:45
A Telegraph. Line.
. The California Southern and Cali
fornia Central Railway System has
just opened a telegraph line to all
points on that system for the trans
mission of messages for the public.
The rate for ten words to tho follow
ing places is: To Baratow 40c ,to San
Diego 40c, to Santa Ana, Pasadena,
Monrovia, Duarte, Capistrano,Orange,
Riverside, Colton and Port Ballona
Notes and Personals.
Train No. 20, due last night from
El Paso at 9:30 o'clock, was reported
Mr. C. F. Smurr, of the Southern
Pacific Co., has returned from a trip
Mr. H. Silver, Treasurer of the
C. C. and C. S. R'ys, left for San Ber
nardino yesterday forenoon.
The Southern Pacific Company will
commence at once to erect a hand
some little station at Downey.
Mr. Charles Aulderger, of Jas. T.
Cotteral & Co., the excursionists, re
turned Sunday night from San Fran
Mr. O. K. Cushing, cashier of the
Southern Pacific Co.'s freight office,
left yesterday on a months vacation
to his home in Oakland.
Mr. H. B. Wilkens, General Freight
and Passenger Agent of the C. C. &
C. S. Rys. at San Diego, is expected
to arrive in Los Angeles to-day or to
Mr. A. G. Thompson, Assistant
General Passenger Agent of the Santa
Fe Co., with headquarters in Topeka,
Kan., is exected in this city to-day or
Mr. Daniel McCool, General Man
ager of the Santa He system, with his
head quarters at San Bernardino, ar
rived in that place last Saturday, and
assumed the duties of his position at
The Southern Pacific Company has
reduced tho round-trip rate to Long
Beach on Sundays from sixly-five
cents to sixty cents, sixty-five cents is
-still the regular round-trip rate on
Yestorday morning's Santa Fe over
land train did not arrive until 2:15 p,
if. The new time-table evidently is
not much of a success, as the over
land does not arrive nearer on time
that it did before the change.
Mr. A. L. Woalsey, Chief Clerk to
Train Master Joe Thompson, of the
Southern Pacific Company, made a
short trip to Keene, Sunday. Mr.
Woolsey is one of the most popular
young men in the employ of the rail
ways in the country, and his future as
a railroader is one of great promise.
A SAD ACCIDENT.
N. R. Vail Drowned at the
IN FULL SIGHT OF LAND.
Every Effort Made to Save Him
but Without Avail—The Surf
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after
3 o'clock, one of the saddest of acci
dents occurred at Eedondo Beach.
Mr. Nathan R. Vail, one of the best
known citizens in Los Angeles, was
drowned while attempting to cross
the surf in a small boat. The surf
had been running very lagh along the
beach for the past four days, and un
til yesterday no one had attempted to
cross. Shortly before the accident
Mr. Vail ha"d been down the beach
' and had seen several fishermen cross
the surf in safety in their boats.
About 3 o'clock he walked up to the
salt works, opposite which a
vessel he desired to visit was
lying at anchor. He expressed a de
sire to croBS the surf, but those in
charge of the works warned him that
it was unsafe, especially in such a
boat as he intended It was a flat-bot
tom skiff not fitted for crossing the
surf at any time, but Mr. Vail insisted
on making the attempt and accom
panied by three sailors lightly attired
he started in the direction of the ves
sel. He was warmly clad and had a
very heavy overcoat wrapped closely
over his person. The boat success
fully passed three breakers and was
about 100 yards fro >i the shore when
a very heavy wave broke over it and
filled it with water. Mr. Vail and
two of the sailors were thrown into
the water, the third sailor keeping
hold of tho boat which overturned.
As he fell i nto the water, Mr. Vail
siezed an oar and for a short time was
noticed to struggle and theu several
waves broke over him in succession.
As the last passed over he lay appar
ently lifeless on the surface of the
water and from this time his body
was not lost to sight until he drifted
to the shore. The accident had been
witnessed from the shore and every
effort was made to reach him, but in
vain. Several men with lines attached
to their bodies endeavored to swim
out to him, but there was apparently
a bar over which the boat had swamp
ed, beyond which they were unable
to go. Whenever a swimmer reached
this point he was lifted up and
cast shorewards by the huge
breakers which still rolled in
Time and time again efforts were
made to reach him, and each was as
fruitless as the former, although once
or twice at the earlier part of the
struggle it was thought that he was
heard to cry for help. Finally his
body was caught by a breaker and
thrown over the bar, and in a few
seconds he was carried ashore, and
every known means tried to restore
his life. He was wrapped in blankets
and medical aid summoned, but to no
avail. It was not thought that he
was drowned, for. he was not under
the water long enough at any one
time. The sudden shock, and" the
knowledge that he was burdened with
an overcoat was thought to have par
alyzed him, and ewing to his age, to
have caused his death by suffocation.
His remains will be brought to the city
to-day, when an inquest will be held.
Mr. Vail was 03 years of age at the
time of his death, and had been a res
ident of Los Angeles since lHtiS. He
was part owner in a large cattle range
near Benson, and was largely inter
ested in the Total Wreck mine, in the
Harshaw district, near Pantano, Ar
izona. He was a director of the Re
dondo Beach Company, and was at
the Beach looking after the interests
of the company at the time of the
accident. He leaves a wife, daughter
and three sons, to mourn his loss.
The three sailors reached the shore
in safety, owing to the lightness of
their garments, but they were unable
to aid Mr. Vail.
A meeting Which Ended ln a
The Ministers' Association met yes
terday afternoon at the residence of
E. W. Caswell, 714 West Seventh
street. Dr. Pendleton was elected
chairman pro tern. The following
members were present: Rev. E. R.
Brainerd, pastor of the Park Congre
gational Church; E. W. Caswell,
Simpson Memmorial Church; Hey.
H. W. Crabbe, Pastor of the United
Presbyterian Church; Rev. Thomas
W. Haskins, pastor of Christ's Epis
copal Church; Rev. C. W. Heisler,
pastor of the English Lutheran
Church; Rev. J. B. Jones, pas
tor of the Christian Church;
Uev. W. H. Pendleton, pastor of the
Central Baptist Church; Rev. W. C.
Stevens, pastor of the Third Presby
terian Church; Rev. E. S. Williams,
pastor of Railroad Congregational
Church; Rev. R. S. Reese, retired.
On motion, Rev. R. Spencer was ad
mitted as a member. J. G. Wooley,
of Minneapolis, and Professor B. G.
Northrop,* of Connecticut, were in
vited to sit as corresponding members.
Dr. Pendleton, chairman of the com
mittee elected to arrange with the
ministers of the city to ha,ve church
notices published in the city papers in
Saturday's issue instead ot Sunday's
reported that they had secured
the names of all the ministers in
the city except two, and thought he
could get them to sign, and
then he would wait upon the
Editors of the different papers
and see if they would not give
them a column in Saturday's issue.
After the reading of the report Profes
sor Northrop delivered a very able
address, urging the Union to take
steps in legislating against pernicious
literature J. G. Wooley, gave an
account of his relations to the tem
perance work, which caused some dis
cussion and resulted in an enthusias
tic speech from Dr. Pendleton.
The Secretary announced that the
next meeting would occur at the resi
dence of Rev. Mr. Philbin, and E. 8.
Williams would deliver an address on
the following topic: "The good point
of any true church is the common pos
session of all churches." At the close
of the meeting the guests were invited
to the dining-room, where an elegant
dinner had heen prepared by Mrs.
Caswell. After the repast an hour
was spent in social visiting, and it
was decided, ou motion of Dr. Pendle
ton, to hold all future meeting i at pri
Three Years' Credit Sale
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