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SATIRDAI, JUNE 8, 1888.
There will be a grand inauguration of
tbe new cable railway syEtem of Los An
geles this afternoon. At one o'clock
there will be a procession of the cars
from the central works cf the company,
at the corner of Grand avenue and
Seventh street, and tbe business portion
ot the city will be traversed, the east
ern limit of the procession being at the
Pico House, near the Plaza. Returning
to the point of departure, at 2 o'clock,
thcie will be a grand banquet at 2p. m.,
in which the leading citizens of Los An
geles will participate, and at which ap
propriate toasts will be responded to. The
occasion will unquestionably be a de
lightful one, and memorable in the an
nals of Los Angeles.
People who have failed to visit
Redondo Beach lately, can have no idea
of the great improvements going on there.
The lumber for the hotel, all cut and
ready to be put together, has arrived, anil a
large force of men are at work pushing
forward that fine structure. Several
vessels have recently arrived there with
cargoes, which were placed on the cars
•with dispatch and delivered promptly in
this city. Redondo is now asserting her
right to being considered a commercial
port of Los Angeles by practical facts.
The arrival in this city of large quantities
of seaward freight speaks louder than
words in favor of the harbor advantages
of onr new city by the sea.
When Governor Hill, of New York,
vetoed the cumbersome and expensive
Australian ballot bill, his motive was
impugned by the Republican press,which
declared that he was interested in per
petuating the system that enabled him to
carry elections by fraud at the polls.
Governor Bulkeley, of Connecticut, has
just vetoed a bill to protect tbe inde
pendence of vcterß and to secure the
secrecy of the ballot. As Bulkeley is a
Republican, we have no fear that his
party papers will denounce him as tbey
have Hill, notwithstanding one veto is
amenable to that kind of criticism aB
much as the other. If Hill has shown by
his veto that he is in favor of ballot-box
stuffing and fraudulent voting, why haß
not Bulkeley shown the same partiality
by his veto? It is golden eagles to but
tons that not a single "virtuous indig
nator" in the whole army of Republican
newspapers will attempt to bring Bulkeley
to book for his conspicuous stand against
the purity of elections.
The scale-bug question occupied the
attenticn of the Board of Supervisors
yesterday. Some fifty of tbe prominent
orange-growers were represented, either
in person or by communication before
'that body, requesting that, instead cf
appointing numerous scale-bug commis
sioners, at great expense, the county
should impoit large quantities of the
Australian beetle. The Supervisors
adopted a resolution in consonance with
these suggestions, and the beetle will be
largely imported. The results of its in
troduction into this country have thus
far been highly satisfactory. Mr. Wolf
skill, in March last, brought one hundred
and thirteen of these beetles into Los
Angeles county, and they propagate so
rapidly that thus far he has already been
able to give away ten thousand of them
toorchardists. Mr. O. I. Griffith, one
of our prominent orange-men, informs us
thata single beetle will demolish myriads
of the scale. The movement is a good
Tiik suggestion has been made in some
quarters that the money, or a portion of
the money, subscribed for the Johnstown
sufferers should be diverted to those who
have suffered by the disastrous fire at
Seattle. The Hebabd sees no way in
which this could be done without the
consent of the donors. It is questionable
whether the people cf Seattle themselves
would desire to see such a diversion.
Tne one is a case of loss cf property, but
the other is one in which the most poig
nant appeal is made to tbe human heart.
We have no doubt but that Angelefloe
can respond to both calls upon their gen
Since writing the above we have re
ceived a dispatch from Seattle which has
a significant bearing upon the proposi
tion to divert the Johnstown subscrip
tions here to our Washington Territory
neighbors. At a meeting of the people of
Seattle yesterday, a proposition to de
▼otd some of tbe money raised there to
the relief of their own people who had
■offered by the fire, was received with
jeers and cries of "No." We think that
ought to settle the question. If the
Seattleites would not change the direc
tion of their own Johnstown subscrip
tions, it would be presumptuous in us to
lores oara upon them.
LOS ANGELES DAKY HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1889.
Them is unquestionably a great
change in the readiness of intelligent
people to invest in real estate in Los An
geles just now. While nobody is
clamoring to buy, it is quite as true that
the eagerness to sell has materially
abated, while, underlying the whole
situation, there is a marked feeling that
"bed-rock" has been reached, and
passed, for some months, that the con
ditions of growth for this section never
existed in such large measure as at ptes
ent; and that everything points to great
developments in the immediate future.
The fact is that Southern California never
before presented the subetantial attrac
tions that characterize her just now.
Kver since her vineyards and orange
groves first attained headway there wae
a strong poetical garnish to the region
which has eteadily increased, but wo
are now alluding to the strictly utilitarian
phases of the country. The pendulum
following the expansions of 1886-87
swung as far backward in 1888
and the opening months cf 1889 as it
had swung forward, leaving illimitable
opportnnities for bargains on the part of
intelligent investors. These openings are
now being availed of, not heavily, but
sufficiently to show that we are now
being treated to a tnrn of the tide. As
an instance in point, we may mention the
case of one gentleman who advertised a
property for sale in the Hkrald, and who
sold it immediately, having parted with
the property before haif of the fifteen
offers which he received had reached
him. We have no hesitation in sayiug
that no real bargain will be offered in this
community now without its being snapped
up. The last fourteen months have been
periods of liquidation. During that time
nearly all persons who have been
cramped in their affairs have reached
some sort of a solution. This indicates
easier times; and the fact that the
northern boom, both as regards the
northern and central counties of
California and Oregon and Washington
Territory, has been greatly exaggerated,
clearly indicates to sagacious people that
the real future of Southern California
has struck its second period of growth.
This region, marked ont as tbe habitat of
palaces, and as the section of tbe earth,
nnder a system of intelligent horticulture
and agriculture, in which the most mem
orable and varied miracles of vegetation
ever recorded on earth will be achieved,
is again on the upward grade. We have
had our flood and ebb, and now the
Bpring tide of fortune is about to set in.
Discerning investors realize this fact and
are prepared to profit by it.
The figures published in yesterday's
Herald in connection with the offers
made to the Church of the Immanuel, of
sites for the new building to be erecled
by that congregation, do not show that
there has been any very alarming re
duction in realty values in that part of
tho city which lies south of Eighth
street, west of Hope, east cf Pearl and
north of Twelfth street. The church
bought the lot on the southeast corner of
Pearl and Tenth streets at tbe rate of
$83.33 per front foot. On the opposite or
northeast corner, a lot was offered at the
rate cf $110 per front foot; and on the
southwest corner, opposite, the price
asked was $109 per front foot. At the
northwest corner of Flower and Tenth
streets, $92 30 per front foot was asked,
and at the southwest corner cf Flower
and Ninth, the owner would not take
less than $125 per front foot. The lot at
the northeast corner of Pearl and Eighth
was offered at the rate of $95 per front
foot; but it was understood that the owner
donated $5 jer foot to the church if hiß
lot should be selected, so that the price
for this lot was really $100 par front foot.
In boom times not a foot of the property
enumerated above could have been sold
at an advance of over ten per cent, of tbe
prices now quoted. These figures are
valuable, for they are brought out by a
genuine cash transaction. As an indica
tion of values they are indisputable.
The Tribune has a silly notion that ba
cause the Herald presented some com
mon sense ideas about tbe direction of
tbe outfall sewer, thia journal
is therefore opposed to tbe great
improvement. On a parity of reason
ing, because this journal objects
to the snarls of an inharmonious Police
Commission it ii also opposed to having
any police in Los Angeles, just as, be
cause it suggests tbat the immediate
neighbourhood of the Chinese in large
numbers is objectionable near that edi
fice, it is opposed to a permanent Expo
sition building, and so on, ad infinitum.
The Herald is a journal which is pub
lished in the genuine interest of the pub
lic, and it conceives its mission to be to get
the best results for the people in ail public
movements. Our contemporary can
make no point by misrepresenting our at
titude. The Herald has been the
steady and consistent advocate of an
efficient sewerage for this city, and it has
not the slightest notion of forgetting the
fact that it has been the real creator of
the sentiment in favor of public im
provements in tbe line of modern and
intelligent sanitation. The Tribune has
started out to enact the role of
fly on the chariot wheel, and its ridicu
lous antics are quite as amusing as those
of the classic ephemeron.
The telegraph, the other day, stated
that the people of Fresno had rejected
the contract already entered into with
the Southern California Sewer Pipe
Company, of this city, for the supp'y of
salt-glased sewer pipe. We learn that
there was a controversy concerning the
depth of the sinking of the pipe, the
Fresno people insisting upon its being
sunk some foot and a half lower than the
original stipulation, and that the City
Engineer of Fresno held that salt-glazed
pipe could not be cemented by the quali
ty of cement tendered by the Los Ange
les company, which was of the best im
ported Portland grade. Mr. J. C. Daly,
the manager of the Southern California
Sewer Pips Company, is now in Fresno,
and, doubtless, some satisfactory adjust
ment of the difficulties will be reached.
Tue quality of the Los Angeles Sewer
Pipe Company's manufacture is, un
donbtedly, as fine of its kind as the Port
land cement which will be used In con
nection with it.
It is pleasing to meet evidences that
great men, in the present as in the past,
occasionally not only think but joak
alike. Thus the Times of yesterday
acquits itself of this brilliant corusca
The Kurds continue to rca«t people
and commit other blood-Kurdling atroci
ties in Armenia.
In the issue of the Tribune of the same
day we encounter the following witty chej
The Kurds continue their outrages in
Armenia, where they roast their victims.
These may be denominated blood-Kurd
No wonder that the reputation cf Los
Angeles journalists ranks high, even as
far East as San Bernardino, when two
such clear-cut gems, of brightest ray
serene, flash out from the columns of
two of its journals in a single day.
When Dr. Johnson said that the man
who would make a pun would rob a hen
roost he had no idea that the accomplish
ment could be carried to such dazzling
A well-known Angeleflo, under the
head of "Citizen," suggests that Assessor
Mason was the real cause of the division
of Los Angeles county, and says that the
people of Orange county voted for the
measure because they knew they wore
getting rid of Mason, and the paople of
the other portions of the county hoped
that he resided in the portion lopped off.
There is some force in this view of the
Contempt of Oottrt.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has
reversed the decree of Judge Pugh in
sentencing Allen 0. Myers to pay a fine
of $200 and serve ninety days in jail for
contempt of court, holding that the
punishment was too severe. This, so far
as Ohio is concerned, disposes of the posi
tion that every court is a court of final
jurisdiction in deciding cases of contempt.
The law of contempt needs as much
adjudication and interpretation as the
law of libel.
In fact, legislation is needed to em
phasise the point that courts are not final
judges of contempt against themselves,
fhe unlimited power of punishment and
fine which seems to be vested in the
bench to avenge its Blights and insults
should have bounds and curbs, for it
usually happens that, smarting under its
real or fancied injury, the judicial mind
lacks the equipoiee necessary to calmly
measure out tlie exact amount of justice
which the offense demandß.
Under the codes which have grown np
or been created in certain foreign coun
tries, the jurisdiction of the court in
matters of contempt extends beyond the
court room and beyond tho services of
the law. A newspaper, for instance,
which publishes reports of trials which
the bench forbids, or which even criti
cises the judiciary, may be adjudged in
contempt—a stats of law eminently
agreeable to judges of tbe Jeffries stamp
the world over.
In America the fact that but few coses
of contempt have become celebrated may
be accepted as evidence that tbe courts
seldom abuse their power, but that does
not remove the desirability of Clearer in
terpretation and legislative enactment;
judges should be as open to criticism as
any other public officials. It would be
far safer to trust the public welfare in
this respect in the hands of an uncon
trolled press than in the hands of an un
The County of Orange.
Editors Herald —The returns of the
special election show a very enthusi
astic majority for the new county to be
christened Orange, out of a portion of
Los Angeles. As lam in favor of State
division, I was more than half willing to
allow the inhabitants cf the Santa Ana
Valley to set up for themselves if they
chose to do so. One of the chief argu
ments nsed in favor of separation, ami it
was driven home with telling effect, was
the wretched manner which county taxes
were assessed and collected last year.
Complaint was very bitter against the
hardened conscience of Mr. Assessor
Mason, and his arbitrary assessment of
the most outrageous taxation in the
State. Tho argument was unanswerable
and it was one way cf shaking him cff.
On the other hand, a good many who
lived outside the proposed lines argued
in favor cf county division, thinking that
Mr. Mason went with the new county,
hoping that this would retire him. They
were deeply disappointed when they
learned that he was still in the old
county. A good index of pub
lic sentiment where "conscience" takes
ihe place of the most ordinary
business sense and judgment. Let us
hope that Los Angeles county will
escape a greater calamity, while we are
engaged helping stricken communities,
as long as Mr. Mason and his conscience
are in authority. Citizen.
Washington, June 7.—Colonel J. C.
Kelton has been appointed Adju'ant-
General of the Army to succeed General
Drum, retired. He is a graduate of West
Point, where he was afterward instructor
in tactics and small-arms firing. He
served during the civil war, and was
breveted Lieut.-Colonel and Brigadier-
General for most valuable and arduous
services. Since the war he has held
varions staff positions, in 1885 becoming
Assistant Adjutant-General. He is an
inventor of marked ability, many of his
improvements in rifles, pistols and other
weapons having been adopted by the
Department. He is also a writer of
high repute upon subjects connected
with military service.
A Storm In tne Ikamktr.
Paws, June 7.—The Chamber of Dep
uties to-day appointed a mixed commit
tee, consisting of thirty-three Deputies
and eighteen Senators, to discuss the dis
puted points in the Recruiting bill, espe
cially the Senate's exemption of theo
logical students. When the decision of
the Chamber of Deputies was announced
iv the Senate, Barbey urged that there
be an equal number of Senators on the
committee. De Freycinet, Minister of
War, opposed the proposition of Barbey.
A prolonged uproar followed, and the
discussion ended in the adoption of a
resolution that the committee recently
appointed by the Senate should confer
with a committee of the Chamber of
The Ileaaly Dummy.
San Fbancisco, June 7.—Flossie Pay
on, a little girl, was struck by one of.
the Sutter street line dummies on tbe
Larkin street cable road, this afternoon,
and was probably fatally injured. The'
girl, in attempting to get ont of tbe way
of a lomber wagon, fell on the track in
front of the car and the dummy struck
her head, fracturing her skull, '
THE FLOOD HORROR.
"The Pestilence that Walk-
eth at Noonday."
PSEUMONIA AND DIPHTHERIA.
The Defective Way in Which the
Couemaugh Dam was Con
! Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbgald
Johnstown, June 4.—General Hast
ings this morning said the situation was
good, as far as reported. Bodies are bs
ing gradually recovered all the time, but
not in large numbers as the first few
days. Last night several ghouls were
wandering amid the wreck on evil intent,
and were arrested this morning. They
were given the choice of imprisonment
or working at $2 a day. They promptly
chofc the latter.
The Waifs' Mission is doing noble
work here. Within an hour after arrival
they had established a bureau and were
receiving children and babies that had
been orphaned by the flood and flames.
When all are gathered it is believed they
will number several hundred.
THE PLAGUE DREADED.
"Are the horrors of the flood to give
way to the terrors of plague?" is the
question now agitating tbe valley of
Conemaugh. The day opened warm
and almost sultry. The stench through
Johnstown is almost overpowering.
Sickness, in spite of the precautions of
the sanitary authorities, is on the in
crease. Fears of an epidtmic grow with
every hour. Five cases of malignant
diphtbsna were found this morning in
five different houses on one etreet, and
the health authorities anticipate much
typhoid fever and kindred diseases,
especially as the weather is growing
warmer. Scarcity of vegetables adds to
As far as known, only eighteen bodies
have been recovered this morning in the
Conemaugh valley. One of them lay in
the middle of the road, and had been
driven over by wagons for two days and
Two more cases of typhoid fever are
Governor Foraker offers, on behalf of
Ohio, to send 2,000 laborers.
The number of people missing from
Woodville is almost incredible. From
preseDt indications, it locks as if there
are only about fifty pesple left in Bor
THE DAM WAS DEFECTIVE.
A. M. Wellington and F. P. Burt, as
sociate editor of the Engineering Newt,
of New York, have completed the ex
amination of the dam which caused the
great disaster. Wellington states that
the dam was, in every respect, cf very
inferior construction, and of a kind
wholly unwarranted by the good en
gineering practices of thirty years ago.
Both the original and reconstructed dams
were of earth only, with no heart wall,
but only "rip-rapped" on the slopes.
The original dam, however, was made in
rammed and watered layers, which still
show distinctly in the wrecked dam.
I The new end hardly added to its stability,
for it was, to all appearances, simply
damped in liko ordinary railroad filling;
or, if rammed, shows no evidence of
good effect from it. Much of the old
part is standing intact, while the ad
jacent parts cf the new work are
wholly carried off. There was no
central wall of "puddle" or masonry
either in the new or the old dam, it
having been the invariable practice of
engineers thirty or forty years ago to use
one or tho other in building high dams
of earth. The reconstructed dam also
bears the marks of great carelessness in
having been made two feet lower in the
middle than at the ends. Had tbe break
begun st the ends tbe rush of water
would have been so gradual that little or
no harm might have resulted, and had
the dam been at once cut at the ends
when the water began running over the
center, the sudden breaking of the dam
would have been at least greatly dimin
ished, and possibly prolonged, so that
little harm would have resulted. Tbe
crest of the old dam had not bean raised
in the reconstruction of 1881. The o'd
overflow channel through the rock still re
mains, but owing to the sag of the crest in
the middle of the dam there was only
b% feet of water in it, instead of the 7
fee.t that were necessary to run water
over the crest, and the rock spillway,
narrow at best, bad been further con
tracted by a close grating to prevent the
escape of fish, and handicapped by good
sized timber and, in some slight degree,
aleo by tbe trestle foot bridge. The orig
inal discharge pipes at tbe foot of the
dam had been permanently closed when
it was reconstructed, and this, while a
minor matter as compared to the others
mentioned, further reduced tbe possible
rate of the maximum of discharge. The
net 11 feet of all these differences of con
dition was that the dam, as it stood, was
not much safer against excessive floods,
apart from its inferior construction, than
the original dam would have been with a
crest only 3>2 to 4 feet high above the
bottom of the rock spillway, instead of 7
feet. A large amount of tbe old rip-rap
ping and slope wall- still remains intact
aud is of excellent quality.
It dee? not appear that there was any
great amount of leakage through tbe dam
before it broke. The destruction came
from ths water flowing over the top.
Wellington said that no engineer of
known and good standing for such work
could have possibly been engaged on it,
since, in the particulars mentioned it vio
lated tbe most elementary and univer
sally understood requirements of good
practice. The estimates of the original
dam indicate that it was made about
half of earth and half of rock, but if bo,
there was little evidence of it in the
broken dam. The rip-rapping was
merely a skin on each face with more or
less loose spauls mixed with the earth.
The dam was 72 feet above
the water, 2 to 1, inside slope, and \%
to 1, outside slope, and 20 feet wide on
the top. The rock throughout was about
one foot below the surface. The earth
was pretty good material for such a dam
if it was to be built at all, being of a
clayey nature, making good puddle. To
this fact of its standing intact since 1881
must be ascribed, as no engineer of
standing would have ever tried to so con
struct it. In fact that the dam was a re
constructed one, after twenty years
ab*ndcßment, made it especially hard
on the older part of the dam to withstand
the pressure of the water.
THE WOBK MAKEB BLOW PHOGREBS.
Eight thousand men have been a
work to-day clearing ont the debris, bn
truth compels the statement that the
undertaking has not yet been fairly
started. Fires are burning up and down
the valley as far as the eye can reach
and the air is thick with smoke; ye
people tamili* with the situation ar
aware that the efforts of this army are
ineffectual. Estimates are to the effect
that it will take 10,000 men four weeks
to clear out the heaps of ruins piled up
for miles between the hills aud up and
down the course of the river.
boasted and rotting carcases.
An hour ago, the writer completed a
tour of tbe mighty wreck in this vicinity.
Dozens of human beings and animals
were to he cet>n on the surface charred
and blackened by fire, and in such a
state of decomposition that the strongest
roan could not more than glance at
Kighty-eix men from Altoona, under
the orders of the sanitary officials, are
scattering disinfectants ovur the acrrs of
wreckage that the railroad bridge
stopped. Mr. Kirk declares that thou
sands of bodies will yet be found in this
WIRES IN THE WAY.
The preat trouble thus experienced at
the bridge has bee" caused by a mass of
telegraph wire that reaches across the
various spans through which tbe water
has passed. Line repairmen are badly
needed to help in removing the wires,
and Kirk says that as soon as they are
gone he will hustle the debris through by
THE nOTREI) OF PLAGUE.
Tho problem of the hour is thedipposal
of the debris about tbe Pennsylvania
Railroad bridge Unless it is soon got
rid of, the stench will te so overpowering
that no human 1 eing can withstand it.
The pneumonia scourge grows alarm
ingly notwithstanding the statements of
Dr. Groff, of the State Health Board.
Dr. Sweet, a member of Dr. Grolf's stall',
came down from the Cambria Hospital
to-night with a startling report. To the
Associated Press reporter Dr. Sweet
said; "Prospect Hill is full of pneu
monia, with some diphtheria and
measles. The hospital is full to over
flowing, and there are foity-two cases on
the outside. They were almost all severe
pneumonia. There is every condition'
needed for the spread of the disease, and
I fear it is epidemic."
Dr. Carrington also reported several
caees of pneumonia, having found them
on the hill near Morrellville.
PRESERVED IN THE SAND.
A pair of human feet feet were noticed
sticking out of the sand of tbe river bank
r ear Kernville today. A gang of men
Boon unearthed the bodies of two men
and one girl, all in a good state of preser
THE DLAME PLACED.
This community is in a wild state of
excitement as the result of the recent
flood. The blame of the entire affair has
been placed upon the South Fork Hunt
ing and Fishing Club, and so angry are
some of the peop'e in this community
that trouble is feared for W. S. Boyor,
tbe superintendent of the cottages on tho
lake. Already several of the pretty villas
have been broken into by marauders
and the furniture demolished. The
boats owned by the club have
been stolen in broad daylight and re
duced to kindlingtwoad by an infuriated
crowd of liquor-crazed fellows who broke
into the cottages has not been discovered.
It was evident that robbery was not in
tended, for the mischief was purely wan
ton. Affairs at present are assuming
serious aspects. The coroner's jury that
has been in session all day at Nineveh
terminated its labors this afternoon. A
verdict has been fully prepared, and
only lacks the signatures of tbe jurors be
fore being given publicity. It is understood
that tbe jury ui.nr reviewing at length
tbe successive breaks and careless re
pairs in tbe dam in past years, declares
tbe Executive Committee of the South
Fork Fishing Club guilty of gross, if not
the skirts of the disaster.
Bellefonte, Pa , June 7.—The flood
last Friday night and Saturday played
terrible havoc in the center of the county
in both the loss of life and damage to
property. Bellefonte it-elf suffered little,
being built on hilis. At Mackeysville
fifteen bodies have been recovered and
twelve at Salonas.
San francisco's rksponbe.
San Francisco, June 7 —Fifty thou
sand dollars has I<• •» collected, so far,
for the Johnstown sufferers.
Brutal Murder and Bobbery.
Nashville, June 7. —A special from
Knoxvillrt to the American says : E R.
tieynolds and Thomas 3. L'oyd, noted
hard cases, went to the house of Rev.
Jttcob Harness, a Baptist Minister, late
on Wednesday night, for the purpose cf
robbery. Mrs. Harness and her half
witted son,aged It! were alone in the house
the minister being away. The robbers
broke down the door and rushed in,
shooting the old lady dead in her tracks.
The boy, awakened by the noise, rushed
out at another door. They followed him
out, and, overtaking him, beat him to
death with the garden hcee. They car
ried him back and threw him in the
doorway. They next ransacked the
house, secured $74, and then, to cover
up their horrible crime, applied the torch.
The house snd contents were completely
burned. The murderers were arrested
in a saloon at Jellico, last night, and the
officers started to Huntsville, the county
jail of Scott counly, with their prisoners.
It is reported here tonight that they were
taken from jail at an eprly hour this
morning and lynched. The rrjmor has
not been confirmed.
English l ommeiii on the Disasters.
London, JuiTe 7. —The Times, com
menting on the Johnstown disaster and
the fire at Seattle, says: "While we
may be thankful for immunity from these
occasional penalties of material greatness,
we cannot forget, and it is satis
lying to see, that our countrymen
have not forgotten that Americans are
our brethren in the sorrow and sufferings
which make the whole world kin, aud
are entitled to special and active sym
pathy from ourselves."
The Chronicle says: "The Johnstown
and Seattle disasters would ap
pear to show that the rapidity
with which our American cousins manage
engineering and building operations is
not always conducive to the safety of life
and property when the elements attack
Reduced Bates on Bullion.
Chicago, June 7. —The managers of
the trans-Missouri railroads, having
failed to agree upon the question of bul
lion rates from Utah and Colorado to the
Missouri river, tbe matter was appealed
to the Executive Board of the Inter-
State Commerce Railway Association.
The Board rendered its decision to-day,
authorizing the propoeed reduction from
'fifteen to thirteen dollars a ton, in the
rate on bullion from Utah common
points to the Missouri river, but refusing
to authorize any change in the existing
| rate ot seven dollars a ton from Denver,
Pueblo and other Colorado points.
Berlin, June 7. —Captain Wissman
telegraphs from East Africa that he has
rented the Arabs and destroyed tbe vil
lages of Saadani and Wendji. The Ger
mans suffered few casualties.
THE EASTERN TURF.
Rcaulta of tin- Races at Jerome
Park and St. Eonls Yesterday.
Jerome Park, N. V., June 7.—The
weather was perfect, and the track in
Five-eighths of a mile —Mucilage won
in 1:02, Maximus second, Kempland
Mile and an eighth—Raceland won in
1:56*4', Firenzi second.
Three-quarters of a mile —Umpire won
in 1:183 V, Anomaly second, Tenbroeck
Mile and an eighth—Zophyrus won in
2:00, Diablo second, Lonely third.
Fourteen hundred yards — Brown
Charley won in 1:23, Ovid second,
Mile, Bluerock won, Glory second.
Mile and a sixteenth, Dnnboyne won,
Biggonnette second, The Bourbon third.
AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, June 7.—Attendance small,
Six furlongs—Angelus won, Girondes
second, Nettie Kent third. Time, 1 :15V.
Seven furlongs—lrene won, St. Prat her
second, Gardner third. Time, 1:29%.
All ages, mile and a quarter—Terra
Cotta won, Santalene second, Fayette
third. Time, 2:09%.
Five furlongs, 2-year-olds—Blarney
stone Jr. won, Arniel second, Queen
Anne third. Time. 1:04%.
Five furlongs, 2 year-olde—Lulu B.
won, Adele M. second, Kyrle B. third.
Time, 1:09? 4 .
Seven furlongs-Cartoon won, Marchma
second, Valuable third. Time, 1:14 V.
entries and weights,
i Furnished by courtesy of Rodman & Co.'g
Racing llnreau. J
St. Louis, June 7. —Following are the
entries and weights for to-morrow's
Five-eighths of a mile —Last Chance
98, Blue Vail 100, Lot 8. 100, Queen Joy
103, Nannie P. 105, Jessica 105, Indian
Princess 108, Lena Ban 110,
Three-fourths of a mile, selling—Red
Stone 90, Catoosa 90, Ernest Race 90,
Luke Alexander 90, Big Brown Jug 90,
Sleepy Dick 94, Chickasaw 96, Kitty
Three-quarters of a mile, selling-
Oarsman 90, Madolin 96, J. T. 98, Cams
100, Kermesse 102, Mamie Hunt 104,
Spaulding 104, Spinnette 106.
Charles Green stakes, one and one
quarter mile—Caliente 118, Sportsman
118, Longfish 123, Dan Jones 123.
One and one-eighth mile handicap—
Blonda 90, Ca'alpa 105, Clara C. 112,
Ootilion 105, Entry 90, Gladstone 90,
Insolence 105, Long Dance 97, Lela May
106, Mollies Last 104, Prather 90, Roi
Steeple chase, two and one-half miles
—Linguist 160, Lijero 155, Killarney
145, Ed Butts 135.
AT JEROME PARK.
New York, June 7.— Following are
the entries and weights for to-morrow's
events at Jerome Park:
Three-quarters of a mile—Tormentor
106, Grammecy 106, Bill Letcher 106,
Jno. Attwood 106, Mr. Pelham 100,
Riverside handicap, one one-sixteenth
miles—Bohemian 100, Volenteer 100,
Eolian 119, King Crab 112, Frank Ward
112, Ballston 115, Fitzjames 107, Fene
lon 107, Fiizrov 110, Forrest King 106,
Belinda 106, Bronzemarte 109, Now or
Never 109, Eurus 118.
Fourteen hundred yardg—Lady Pulsi
fier 94, Eccola Colt 94, Hot Scotch 99,
Malchi 99, Grenadier 108, Drumstick 108,
Ballston 118. Jay F. Dee 104, Beck 104,
Bohemian 106, Fitzjames 105.
Vancortland stakes, one and one-quar
ter miles—Fitzjames 114, Kern 91,
Marauder 124, Charlie Dreux 103, Cortee
106, J. A. B. 98.
One mile—Jay F. Dee 105, Volunteer
100, Reporter 104, Ben Harrison 95, King
Three-quarters of a mile, selling—
Rowland 113, Clonmel 130, Lucy H. 102,
i Little Minnie 102, First Attempt 102,
Repartee 112, Lonis G. 110, Grenadier
110. Guarantee 105, Maia 105, Dale«man
104. Germanic 103,Fenelon 118, Vendetta
93, Firefly 107, Frolic 107, Umpire 109.
One and one-eighth mile —Sefiorita 112,
Sam Wood 115, Maj rdomo 117.
On tbe Diamond.
Phii.adeluhia, June 7.—The home
team won the game to day through their
heavy batting and the visitors' errors.
Philadelphia ....1 1 1 0 a a 6 0 o—l4
Washington.... 0 1140000 1-7
Base h'tß-Pbilade phta 14, Washington 13.
Errors—Philadelphia 5 Washington G. Um
pires—Andrews and O'Day. Batteries- Phila
delphia, Bunders, wleason end Clements; Wash
ington, Healy, Keefe irJ Mack.
Boston, June 7. —The excellent play
ing of the heme team won them the
game this afternoon.
Boston 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1— »
New York 0 0020010 I—4
Base hits—Boston, 9; New York, 7.
Errors—Boston 2, New York 5. Umpire—
Weeden. Batteries—Boston, Radburn and
Qansel; New Tori, We eh andEwing.
Chicago, June 7. —The Chicago-In
dianapolis game was postponed on ac
count of rain.
Cleveland, June 7. —The Cleveland-
Pittsburg game was postponed on ac
count of rain.
Philadelphia, June 7.—Athletics, 9;
Lcuißvilles, 7. Eleven innings.
A wrODged Daughter Hlglitcd.
Sacramento. June 7. —In the Superior
Court today Judge Van Fleet rendered
a decision in favor of the plaintiff, Mrs.
Stevens Hubba:d, to break the will other
father,late A. J. Stevens,master mechanic
of ttie Southern Pacific Railroad Co.
She had not been named in the will and
brought a suit for division. The Court
says she is entitled to one-fourth of the
estate, about $30,C00.
Tbe Samoan Conference.
London, June 7th. —The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says that the
American and English delegates to the
Samoan Conferenc3 are still waiting for
the necessary powers for the final con
ference. It is evident that America is dis
contented over some points, and mora
committee woik is not unlikely.
The Napa Turf Club Hacea.
Napa, Cal., June 7.—At the Naps
Torf Club races this afternoon, Bedouin
won the buggy race in three straight
heats in the fast time of 2:45. Cord O.
won the 2:30 free-for-all. Time, 2
Black Prince won the special district
race. Time, 2:42.
The Weil Vliglntat Squabble.
Charleston, W. Va., Jane 7.—The
Legislative Joint Committee yesterday
afternoon passed upon the depositions
from Randolph county. Goff's claim was
I istained. This makes a net gain of five
Hater Syatem Sold.
Pomona, Cal., Jone 7.—Tho Pomona
Land and Water Company has sold for
165,000 its domestic water system to a
syndicate of Chicago and Omaha capital
ists, who have organised a new com