BLAINE MUCH BETTER
He Expects to Be At His
Post in a Few Days.
lively Interest in His Illness
Taken in England.
President Harrison Accused of Steal
ing Jingo's Thunder.
Killing Frosts in the East—A Fatal Gas
oline Explosion—General News
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, May 18.—The president
received a telegram from Secretary
Blame today, saying his health is much
improved, and that he hopes to be
about in a few days.
New York, May 18.—Reports from
Blame indicate that he is much better.
Although his gout had not left him this
morning, he was able to leave his bed,
and he will be able to leave for Wash
ington in a day or two, if his condition
continues to improve.
At 2:15 this afternoon, it was said his
condition was still improving. He was
resting quietly then.
London, May 18.—The state of Blame's
health continues to attract great atten
tion in the newspapers in Great Britain.
The Daily Chronicle, today, in discus
sing the presidency, says: "Harrison
is a protectionist pure and simple, and
opposed to Blame's policy of reciprocity;
and yet while on his tour, he endeavored
to take credit for the first fruits of this
policy, which is most significant."
A GASOLINE EXPLOSION.
One Man Bnrncd to Death and Several
People Seriously Injured.
San Francisco, May 18.—A gasoline
stove exploded in the rear of No. 519
Post street, late this afternoon, setting
fire to the house. One man was burned
to death and four men and two women
seriously injured. The cause of the ex
plosion is not known. Olaf Erickson and
wife, the occupants of the house, were
preparing supper at the time. They
saved their lives by jumping from a win
dow, but Erickson broke his hip
and his wife fractured her leg
badly. A lodger named Eric
Anderson was severely burned about
the head. Charles Peterson, a visitor,
refused to jump from the window, al
though every effort was made to induce
him to do so, and he was burned to
death. Carl Lindquist was also badly
burned, but escaped by jumping from a
window. John Mahony also jumped,
and was caught in a sheet. He was not
injured by the fall, but had been severe
ly burned before jumping. Mrs. Louisa
Sanstein was also burned seriously.
Later—The second floor of the build
ing was occupied by a Swedish tailor
shop, owned by Charles Peterson.
Charles Locks, his assistant, was pour
ing gasoline from a five-gallon can into
a gasoline stove, when the can exploded,
Betting fire to the building. Peter
son was burned to death. Vic
tor Anderson was most frightfully
bamed and will probably die. Carl
Lunquist, Mrs. Sangsten, who is Peter
son's mother-in-law. Mrs. Anderson,/
Olaf Ericson and a man named lie re
strain, were more or less burned. Lund
quist and Erickson each also broke a leg
in jumping. The entire interior of the
building was destroyed, but the fire was
extinguished without spreading further.
The Strawberry Crop Blasted In Mich
igan—Damage in Other States,
Washington, May 18.—The signal
office furnishes a special bulletin which
shows universally low temperature for
the season, Saturday morning, through
out Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia,
Western Pennsylvania and Western
New York. Killing frosts occurred
throughout Michigan and Northern
Ohio, and light frosts in the other dis
tricts named. ,
Racine, Wis., May 18.—Trie entire
strawberry crop of this county is blast
ed by the recent frosts. Racine county
ahips more strawberries than all the
other counties in the state combined.
Winsted. Conn., May 18. —There were
heavy frosts in this state and Massachu
setts last night. Fruit trees were much
BONYNGE SUES MACKAY.
The Fend Between the Two Mlllion
*tire« to Be Dragged Into the Courts.
New York, May 18.—The Evening
Sun says: The bitter feud between the
houses of Mackay and Bonynge, the
California millionaires, which has been
raging on both sides of the Atlantic for
several years, has at last taken a defi
nite form. Bonynge has brought suit
against Mackay for damages in propor
tion to the magnitude of Mackay's pile,
an amount which will make all other
damages sink into insignificance. Bo
nynge further charges criminal libel.
Piatt, of the firm of .Piatt & Bowers,
counsel for Bonynge, admitted that suit
has been begun, but beyoud that would
say no more.
Fruit Canners Combine.
San Francisco, May 18. —For the past
few months P. Francis, who represents
a syndicate of English capitalists, has
been endeavoring to persuade the can
ners of this state to combine. As the
result of his labors, the California Fruit
Canneries company has been incorpor
ated, with a capital stock of two million
dollars. The directors are E. B. Beak,
Philip D. Code, A. D. Cutter, Isidore
Jacobs, H. A. Williams, A. B. Miner,
W. H. Wright, M. J. Fontaine and E.
L. Dawson. Besides the directors, the
other stockholders are: Irvine Acres,
G. W. Beaver, L. P. Drexter and Joseph
Elphelt. The new company comprises
about two-thirds of the canneries in the
Denver, May 18.—Seven hundred del
egates to the trans-Mississippi conven
tion have already arrived, among them
President Frisback, of Fort Smith, Ark.
Every incoming train brings on addi
tional delegates, and by tomorrow it is
expected over 1000 will have arrived,
together with as many visitors. The
congress is to unite the people of the
states and territories west of the Missis
sippi river for the promotion of their
The Ticket Punchers' Convention.
St. Louis, May 18.—At this afternoon's
session of the Order of Railway Conduc
tors, the committee on jurisprudence
reported an amendment to the constitu
tion, favoring the adoption of a section
favoring amalgamation with the Federa
tion of Railway Employee*. The mat
ter of locating permanent headquarter*
was laid over for one year.
Much snow has fallen in the Alps.
The Emma Juch Opera company has
gone to pieces at St. Louis.
Corle, the Italian consul at New Or
leans, is in Washington, D. C.
Gladstone has almost entirely recov
ered his usual state of health.
Disastrous brush fires are raging in
the province of Ontario, Canada.
The president has commuted the death
sentences,of three of the Navassa rioters,
to imprisonment for life.
The New Albany, Ind., Electric Light
company has assigned. Liabilities, $50,
--000; assets about the same.
Four hundred and fifteen thousand
ounces of silver were purchased by the
treasury department Monday, at prices
ranging' from $.9805 to $.9820.
At New Haven, Conn., while out sail
irg in a yacht, Frank Webber and L.
Lamphere, of Milford, Conn., were
drowned by the upsetting of the boat.
Professor George H. Little, a well
known instructor in music, was found
dead in bed in San Francisco, Monday
morning, having been asphyxiated by
At a mass meeting of Italians in Bos
ton, a movement was started to erect
and present to that city a statue of Chris
topher Columbus] to cost $10,000 or $12,
At Joliet, 111., the works of the Joliet
Enterprise company were burned Mon
day morning. Loss, $125,000; insurance,
$90,000. Three hundred men were
thrown out of work.
Interstate Commerce Commissioners
Morrison, Bragg, Veazey and Knapp
will make a circuit to the Pacific coast
and return, and hear cases and make
investigations at various points on the
The Jewish quarter of Corfu is still
surrounded by military, for the protect
ion of the Jews. The total number of
victims of the Corfu riots is fifteen
killed and twenty-five who died from
Colonel L. M. Dayton, a prominent
member of the society of the Army of
the Tennessee, and who was perhaps the
closest to General Sherman of all his
military friends, died at Cincinnati
That the Italian government is en
deavoring to check the tide of immigra
tion to the United States, is shown by
the issuance of a circular by the Italian
minister of the interior, to the prefects
of the kingdom, for the restriction of
such immigration so far as minors are
A tremendous cloudburst of hail took
place near Saline, Ks.. Saturday eve
ning; The district covered by the storm
was two miles wide and eight to ten
long. The hail stones were as large as
hen's eggs, and almost completely
destroyed the wheat. The total dam
age will reach $50,000.
Edward Pinter, alias "Sheney Al,"
arrested in London for attempting to
swindle a jeweler in that city by means
of a philosopher's stone, through which
he claimed to increase the bulk of gold,
is supposed to be the fellow who played
the same game in Baltimore, swindling
five merchants out of $1000 each.
Presse of LaParis announces that a
contract was signed early during the
present month, between the Russian
government and the Chatellerant arms
factory, by which the factory and its
employees are at the disposal of Russia,
who has given an order for 3,000,000
The latest number of the Buenos
Ay res Standard, referring to the politi
cal situation in the Argentine Republic,
says everything seems to indicate that
General Mitre will be unanimously elect
ed president. It is admitted by foreign
ers and Argentines alike that if any man
can save the republic, it is General
The Vienna correspondent of the Lon
don Times says a marriage has been ar
ranged between the czarowitch and
Princess Helen, fourth daughter of
Prince Nicholas of Montenegro. Com
menting on this event, the correspond
ent says : "Such a marriage would be of
great political importance, and could
not fail to be of the highest possible sat
isfactvou to the Pan-Slavist world."
A Murderer's Fiendish Purpose.
Scranton, Pa., May 18. —Last night
Joseph Moncke endeavored to kill Katie
Burke, a young woman whose mother
keeps a hotel in Old Forge township.
Several men interfered, and Moncke
fired on them, badly wounding Frank
Rafferty and Harry Griffith. Moncke
then cleared the hotel of all on the
lower floor, and went up stairs in search
of Katie. At this point a party of Poles
rushed into the building. They were
fired upon by Moncke, who fatally
wounded Anthony Drovetski. The
murderer then escaped, and has thus
far eluded his pursuers.
California Cherries ln Chicago.
Chicago, May 18. —The first carload
of California cherries was sold here Sat
urday. The fruit arrived in first-class
order and brought good prices. Boxes
containing about eight pounds oi fruit
sold for $2.25 to $3 for black varieties,
and $2.10 to $2.30 for white.
Porter Brothers company sold today
one car of California cherries. Blacks
sold at $2.45(« , 3; whites, [email protected]
The whites were mostly of poor quality.
An Interesting Question.
Washington, May 18. —An interesting
question has arisen at the treasury de
partment in connection with the pres
ent silver law. Treasury notes, aggre
gating $43,532,000, have been issued un
der the act. The seignorage on the sil
ver coined is $2,545,000. The question
that confronts the secretary is, whether
or-not he can, under any circumstances,
issue silver certificates against this
Blackman Must Stand Trial.
San Fbancisco, May 18. — Albert
Blackman, a private from the United
States garrison at the Preßidio, arrested
for the murder of Gottlieb Honneman,
February 12th, last, demurred to the
charge today in the superior court, on
the ground that the court had no juris
diction. The demurrer was overruled,
and the case set for trial tomorrow.
A Drop in Mining Stocks.
San Fbancisco, May 18. —On the stock
exchange this morning quotations broke
considerable under the pressure of in
definite rumors on the street. Nearly
tho whole market was affected, but Con
solidated California and Virginia suf
fered most, dropping from 14% to 11)6.
It rallied, however, before noon, closing
The B'nal B'rlth.
St. Loois, May 18.—At ilie B'uai
B'rith convention today, the report on
the suggestion that each district have
two representatives, instead of one, in
the executive committee, was defeated.
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING,* MAY 19, 1891.
A recommendation that the laws of the
order be modified and printed was
adopted. At Ip. m. the convention ad
lli-turned from South America.
Chicago, May 18.—-General Thomas
O. Osborne, who was appointed minis
ter to the Argentine Republic by Presi
dent Grant and held the position until
Cleveland was elected, returned to this
city today. He was heartily welcomed
by his old army comrades. He is now
connected with a railway enterprise in
Paraguay, and speaking of the proposed
international railway scheme expressed
belief in its entire feasibility.
Mnrdeied by Apaches.
Clifton, Ariz., May 18.—Nat Whit
tum, a rancher on Blue canon, forty
miles north of here, was found dead in
his cabin by Fred Fritz and William
Boyles. He was shot through the body.
The cabin was pillaged. Two horses,
guns and saddles were stolen. Fritz and
Boyles believe tbe murder was commit
ted by Apaches. A party of men have
left here for the scene.
A Fearful Tail-Ender.
Birmingham, Ala., May 18.—A fearful
tail-end collision occurred on the Louis
ville and Nashville road this morning,
near Phelan station, between two freight
trains. Engineer Edmunds and Fire
man Brown" were scalded to death, and
Brakeman Costello was killed and then
burned. The cars, loaded with oil and
Destructive Fore»t Fires.
Terra Alta, W. Va., May 18.—De
structive forest fires have been raging
in the Cheat river mountains for a week.
Many acres north of here have been
burned over, and a number of farm
houses destroyed. At Oakland village
the greatest alarm is felt, as the town is
almost entirely surrounded by burning
A Schooner Wrecked.
San Fbancisco, May 18. —Word was
received here today that the schooner
Dashing Wave, which sailed from this
port March 10th for Sand Point, was
wrecked on Hair Seal cape April 16th.
The crew were saved. The schooner
acted as a tender to the codfishing fleet.
COL. FAIRMAN'S PAINTINGS.
A San Francisco Committee Compare
Them to Carl Browne's Works.
Some months ago Colonel James Fair
man, preacher, poet, painter and soldier,
arrived in the city, and exhibited a
number of paintings. They were very
startling in their coloring. Some peo
ple admired the pictures, however, and
today a number are hanging on the
walls of several homes of people in this
city who think they know what art is.
These pictures brought good prices, for
the colonel knew that they could not be
easily equalled; so he asked and got
figures ranging from $200 to $500 a
After he got through in Los Angeles
he went to San Francisco, and last week
tried to get his pictures hung in the Art
association exhibition in that city, but
the committee rejected them. The com
mittee said that the paintings were too
much in the school of Carl Browne, the
reversible landscape painter of Cactus
fame; but Colonel Fairman, to an Ex
aminer reporter on Tuesday, said:
"There is nothing personal about this
matter. It is simply a resistance in be
half of real, recognized artists. Ido not
really like to say it, but the actual fact
is that they excluded my pictures be
cause their admission would so raiee the
standard that many of the so-called
artists could not do work up to it."
One of the rejected pictures, says the
Examiner, is Bethel Meadows, Maine.
In the foreground are two cows, one
red and the other yellow. Those cows
are as good examples of still life as any
of Carlson's copper pots. Then there is
a lot of foliage, beautifully green, and
some blue sky and clouds.
Those clouds are what the art commit
tee stuck at, simply because the mem
bers had never Been any like it.
The other picture is Sunset on the
Hudson, a view of New York harbor.
It is beautifully red in spots and glori
ously yellow in sections, and there is
some green and various other colors. In
the middle is a steamer, which, the
artist says, is going away. The ground
for the rejection of this picture is that
the steamer has no already gone.
An Effective Illusion—Comedy Com
panies at the Los Angeles.
There is a feature of the programme
at the Novelty theater well worth see
ing. It is called "Elfie, the queen of
the air." A young woman appears at
the rear of the stage, which is lighted
by footlights as usual, and goes through
all sorts of postures without, appar
ently, any support. It is one of the
most effective illusions ever put on the
stage in thia city and so far no one has
detected how it is done.
Lord Fauntleroy will wear his curls
and sash and knickerbockers at the
Los Angeles theater, beginning on
Thursday and continuing during the
A farce-comedy jingle called the Fakir
will be at the Los Angeles for three
nights, beginning next week. The
company contains a number of people
well known as successful burleequers
Don't be Deceived
By Newspaper Articles with Such Headings
"Questionable Transaction." ■
"Tests that are Tricks." These notices are not editorials.
"Trying to Defraud." I but advertisements prepared and paid
"Sneak Thieves." V ,or B r a company that makes an
•■How Bread Is Raised." "ammonia" baking powder and
"Tramps." I palms it off as " absolutely pure."
"Bogus Tests." J
Etc., Etc., Etc.
If their baking powder were "absolutely pure" why
should they be afraid to have housekeepers see or
make the test; the fact is it contains the injurious drug
ammonia, and every Official Report shows it.
Not by tricky advertising, but by merit only,
Cleveland's baking powder wins its way. Everything
used in it is plainly printed on every can, and it
stands every test that can be made.
THE CITY LIBRARY WANTS TO AB
SORB THE SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
Additional Rooms to Be Built on School
Buildings—A Proposed Rednotion of
The board of education met last night
for the first time in the council chamber
at the city hall. There were six mem
bers present at roll call.
After the reading of the minutes, a
communication was read from the pub
lic library directors thanking the board
of education for vacating the room
formerly in use by them for meeting
purposes, and suggesting the delivery to
the public library of all school
libraries, the public library be
ing prepared to care for them
and issue books to the children
entitled to the use of the school libraries.
The communication was referred to the
An application for janitorship and two
for position of assistant superintendent
of janitors, were read and referred to
Bills to the amount of $86.95, in addi
tion to the usual salary demands, were
reported from finance committee and ap
Dr. Barber, for the building committee,
reported in favor of adding four rooms
each to both Breed and Temple street
schools, making both eight-room schools.
Also in favor of moving the two-room
building in the Happy Valley (First
street) to a better location. These al
terations to be made during vacation.
On motion, the report was received,
and the additions to Breed and Temple
street schools ordered, and the clerk
instructed to advertise for a suitable lot
whereon to remove the Happy Valley
On a supplementary report of the
building committee four rooms were
directed to be added to tho Garey street
A vote of thanks was given Abbott
Kinney for trees donated for planting
on school lots.
The title of superintendent of janitors
was changed to superintendent ot school
buildings and repairs, as more in accord
with his duties.
A motion was made to reduce salaries
as follows: Superintendent of schools
to $200; assistant superintendent, $125;
clerk, $40; principal of four-room
schools, $105; of eight-room schools to
$120; principal of High school, $135;
High school teachers to $105 to $125;
drawing teachers, $150. The matter
was referred to teachers' committee.
The change in the rules proposed at
last meeting came up, and failed of
passage, on a vote of sto 4. Notice was
given that the same amendment would
be offered at next meeting.
On motion, the clerk was directed to
advertise for plans and specifications for
the additions to the Garey-street school.
Mr. Schnabel, in behalf of the Turn
verein, invited the board of education to
visit the Turner's gymnasium and wit
ness the operation of the German sys
tem of gymnastics.
On motion, the invitation was accept
ed for Tuesday afternoon, between the
hours of 4 and 5.
A High Court to Begin Its Session
The high court of the Independent
Order of F'orestera convenes today in
McDonald's hall, on North Main street.
The session will last three days, and
there will be delegates present from
fifty-seven subordinate courts.
The organization of tbe Independent
Order of Foresters is twenty years old,
having split off from the Ancient Order
of Foresters twenty years ago. It is a
fraternal, social and beneficial order,
and numbers 60,000 members in the
United States and Canada, with a re
serve fund in the tieasury of $300,000.
In this state there are fifty-seven subor
dinate courts and one high court. There
will be 200 delegates present at the
high court, as well as many visitors from
the six subordinate courts in this city.
THEY CAN WED.
People Who Yesterday Secured Per
missions to Wed.
Marriage licenses were yesterday
granted to the following named per
Robert A. Menzies, native of New
Brunswick, aged 25, and LibbieM. Bush
nell, native of New York, aged 25, both
residents of Los Angeles.
Henry T. Lawson, native of California,
aged 21, and Allice M. Carr, native of
lowa, aged.2l, both residents of Los An
The "Herald" Ahead in News.
The Herald, of Los Angeles, Califor
nia, gives its Arizona readers later news
than the big San Francisco dailies. —
Prescott (Ariz.) Courier.
The Delicious Drink,
Pineapple Glace, to be obtained only at "Beck
with's Spa," 303 N. Main.
The Nadeau Hotel
Is being painted with Sherwin-Williams paint.
P H. Mathews, agent, cor Second and Main sts.
Choice Fruits—Finest Cherries.
Handled by Althouse Bros. Telephone 157.
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OF ALL KINDS I
Fresh from the Water.
RECEIVED MORNING and EVENING.
Young Domestic Ducks, Turkeys,
Lobsters, Mussels, Crabs,
LOS ANGELES FISHING CO.,
Mott Market; Branch, Broadway Market.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers and Shippers.
TEETH Extracted FREE
FROM 8 TO 9 A. M. —
Best sets of teeth, upper and lower, $14.
Best set of teeth, upper or lower, $7.
Teeth filled with gold, $1 and up.
Teeth rilled with gold alloy, 75c and up.
Teeth filled with silver, SOc and up.
Teeth rilled with amalgsm, SOc ana up.
Teeth filled with cement, 50c.
Teeth cleaned, 50c and up.
Teeth extracted without pain: gas, $1.
All Work Warranted
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Corner Broadway and Third Street,
(Entrance on Third Street.) 5-1
Still Leads the Procession!
M and Water Co.
Best Orange Land,
$100 Per Acre!
Location, 5 miles north of Riverside
and 4 miles west of San Bernardino.
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per acre. Tf you go to Riverside or Red
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for land inferior to oure.
Long time. Liberal discount for cash.
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213 W. First at., Lob Angeleß, Cal.
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CASH OB ON SHARKS.
H. J. HASTINGS,
Room 10,108 N. Sp.ing St., Los Angeles.
AT A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF'
Directors of the Los Nletos Irrigating Co.
held at Los Nletos April 13,1891, an assess
ment of $1.00 per share was levied on the
capital stock of the company, to be due from
date, and delinquent May 30,1891.
By order of the board.
J. H. MARTIN. President
Chas. Lane, Secretary. A-21-td
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