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The Real Soares of England's
In view of the fact that nearly
every European telegram comes to
us burdened with mutteriugs of
the British lion, the naval power
of the United Kingdom is just now
invested with such peculiar inter
est tbat it becomes worth while to
define the extent and character of
that fleet, which must always con
stitute the' main factor of Eng
land's fighting strength, premising
that a large share of the recent
supplemental credit has been de
voted to naval purposes, although
the regular appropriation for 1577
exceeded $66,000,000.
At the last date covered by offi
cial report—December 31, 1876—the
British war fleet was composed of
241 vessels in commission. Tbe
number of men employed in the
service was not less than 60,000,
including upwards of 33,000 sailors
and 14,000 marines. We need not
say that the most important divis
ion of the force is made up of ar
mored ships. Of these at the date
mentioned there were fifty-eight,
from which aggrogate, however,
should be deducted three construct
ed specially for colouial defense,
and eight considered too old or too
badly built to put to sea; leaving,
therefore, a net total of forty
seven ironclads. Without run
ning through the catalogue of
names, we may say that this list
includes vessels of all dimensions,
from the Inflexible, of more than
11,000 tons, whose si Jen are thirty
nine inches thick, three-fifths of
which thickness is represented by
Iron plates, and which cariies four
cannon, each of eighty-one tons
weight, besides steam engines of
8,000 horse power, to the Favorite,
tbe smallest ironclad uuder the
English flag, whose armor is only
four inches thick, but which, iv
any other navy, would lie a for
midable craft, having a capacity of
more than 3,000 tons, engines of
1,700 horse power and an arma
ment of ten 9-ton guns.
.Such nan the state of things at
the beginning ot last year. Let us
now see what progress was made
during the next twelvemonth.
According to tlie programme put
forward by tlie Fint Lord of the
Admiralty, six ironclads were to
be finished during 1877, and all the
unarmoted vessels then on the
stocks were to be brought nigh to
completion. It was premised
moreover, tbat a new ironclad ol
the first class should be begun, to
gether with a ram of sufficient
power to c 0,.0 with certain re
doubtable engines of war said to be
building in continental harbors,
and, in addition, an unarmored
corvette, a sloop and two sailing
vessel?. In a word, the Minister j
vuuUwtook Uuat during the financial
term of J877-78 Hie national yards
should add to the fleet more thau
14,000 tons, while private contract
ors were to build for government
accouut almost half as much
Notwithstanding its inability to
completely fulfill the above pro
gramme, Ihe Knglisli Government
has added a good deal to the verit
able solidity of Its naval force.
Four colossal ironclads were fin
ished and sent to sea in 1877,
namely, the Thunderer, the Dread
naught, tlie Alexandra, aud the
Temeraire. One of these, tlie
Thunderer, ought lo have been
ready for service much earlier, but
on the day when it was to make a
trial trip one of its boilers explod
ed, causing an amount of damage
which It required six months to
repair. Besides tbe two engines of
6,000 horse power, which move its
screw, titers are ou board this ves
sel twenty-six other steam engines
and a hydraulic machine for the
management of the helm, the re
volving turrets ami other parts of
the apparatus. Tlie Thunderer is
covered with plates about 14 inches
thick and carries four cannon, each
weighing 38 tons. Its mean speed
is said to be thirteen and a half
knots. Besides armored ships of
the same character, tbe English
Admiralty has lately constructed a
number of vessels not plated and
furnished with a relatively light
armament, but designed to show
exceptional fast-going qualities.
Somo distinguished specialists
have severely criticised these ex
periments, and the controversy on
the subject is far from being ended.
It is said, for instance, tbat the
new vessels are 100 powerful for
simple cruisers anil too weak to
engage witii ironclads. It is cer
tain that one of the finest types,
tlie .Shah, was constrained after a
few minutes to renounce tlie idea
of coping witii the Peruvian ship
The remarkable results obtained
by the Russians from torpedoes on
the Danube ami iv the Black Sea
could not fill to awukeu the atten
tion of the English Admiralty.
Numerous experiments have been
made iv the way of making ex
tremely light steam vessels, des
tined to lodge torpedoes under the
Hank of armored ships, or to launch
that species of explosive with
means of automatic movement.
Essential conditions to tbe ellicaey
of such cratt are unusual speed and
a peculiar facility of evolution.
After numerous tests, the English
shipwrights have fixed upon a
model eighty-four feet in length
and only eleven feet wide. Ho far
but a single example of I lie type
has beeu completed, but this
with its powerful engines
has attained a speed of nine
teen aud a half knots. It is re
ported, moreover, tbat fifteen
others are now ou the stocks, und
that the buil Jers have guaranteed a
minimum speed of twenty-live
knots. Anil here \\. may mention
a curious fact beariug ou tbe use
fulness of such vessels, and demon
strated by recent experiments,
namely, that where their hulls are
pierced below tlie water line, very
little water penetrates, provided tbe
speed be as high as teu knots, and
almost none if it exceed eighteen.
We may add that the Admiralty
have lately undertaken tlie con
struction of a submarine vessel in
tended to tlx torpedoes under the
keel of hostile vessels.
Naval artillery seems to have
made but little progress iv 1877.
Hitherto England has contented
herself with tbe Armstrong guns of
eighty tons, which are regularly
adopted for the armament of her
ironclads, lv lo tbe present time
Italy alone has gone a little
further iv this direction, having
furnished some of her armored
ships with 100-ton cannon. We un
derstand, however, that the fa
mous Euglish eugiueer is now con
structing for Uoverumeut account
a cannon of 150 tons. But what
ever may be the slight superiority
of a few isolated pieces, as iv the
case just named, there is little
doubt that the British irou fleet,
taken collectively, both as regards
weight of armament and defensive
power, is a match tor the joint
naval forces of all the rest of the
world. When we consider, too, the
Incomparably large number of
sailors employed on her men-of
war, and thu immense seafaring
population from which her crews
may be recruited, we see no reasou
why England might not repeat the
superb achievement of seventy
years ago, when she replied to Na
poleon's Berlin decree by blockad
ing the ports of v whole continent,
aud chasing every European flag,
except her own, from tlie high
When it comes to talking about
England's army in a contest with
Russia it is impossible lo repress a
siuile. It would scarcely be a bite
for tlie Russian bear. Rut from the
standpoint of England's own
proper domain—tho water—tiie
case presents very different aspects.
Notwithstanding her unquestioned
naval ability, we regard peace, if
dependent ou tlie initiative of ling
laud alone, as assured. Without
powerful allies she would not dare
the venture.
After all we should uot be sur
prised if tbo upshot of all Kear
ney's talk about hanging, his exhi -
bitiou of tlie hangman's noose at
the Sand Lots meetings, and mon
otonous incitutious to murder aud
arson, shall bo tbat he himself will
be huug. Putting the lsw at defi
ance aud preaching violence as a
Gospel sometimes has effects uot
dreamed of by agitators. It is a
matter of history that Guillotiti
was one of the first to suffer by his
own deadly invention, and the in
genious mechanic who contrived a
contracting coffin for a cruel Ital
ian Duke of the Middle Ages, was
the first wretched creature to suffer
its infernal torments. If Kearney
keeps on talking about hemp much
longer it will soon be necessary to
place him iv oue of those secluded
retreat 9, knowu by the vulgar as a
Penitentiary, where the manipula
tion of hemp is ths normal relief
from excessive ennui. Kearney's
great danger lies iv the fact that
he may be caught some day trying
to break up a meeting of deter
mined men, with one of his Sand
Lots nooses in his pocket, and sum
marily strung up.
That was a very neat piece of
satire perpetrated by the wife of a
California Senator who advised her
husband to resign and come home,
on the ground that the honor of
going to the Legislature was about
on a par with tbat of goiug to the
Penitentiary. After having bad
our laugh at the pungent woman's
wit of this sally, we are tempted
to ask if Messieurs tlie Leg
islators are not themselves
responsible for this state of
things? We deprecate heartily
the coarse aud belittling fashion in
which it is becoming customary to
speak of American publio meu of
every grade. But when suspicions
of corruption aud venality are the
natural outgrowth of the acts of
many of these persons, disesteem
and contemptuous comment are
almost Inevitable. Those who
wish well to the United States can
only hope that this evil lias al
ready attained a climax. It is
when the humors are rankest that
tbey begin to slough off and the
patient has a chance of being
The California Legislature will
coma to an end, by our calculation,
at 12 o'clock next Tuesday night.
At least the pay stops then, and
that will probably determine the
(.Special to the Herald by the Western
Union Telegraph Company.]
Pacific Coast News.
A i'oiinnl S ~.1 ..t il
San Kbancisco, March '.19. —Tho
account telegraphed this morning
concerning tbe steamer Pelican
seems to have been both misstated
aud overstated. The Consul for
Costa Rica says the agent of the
Costa Rlcan government is here
negotiating for the purchase of the
steamer, which is being retltted in
auticipalion of a change of owner
ship. She Is to bo fitted for com
mercial service between Casta Rica
aud neighboring States, hut with
au eye to her conversion into a war
vessel if desired. No orders have
been received from Wushington to
stop the steamer, but tho authori
ties lipro have been directed to keep
au eye on her and note tlie pro
gress and character of repairs,
equipments, etc.
Tlie Muiipoaeil More Murderer*.
San Buena Ventura, March 29.
The seven men arrested ou the
charge of participation iv or com
plicity with the More murder, will
be brought before the committing
magistrate to-morrow and will ask
for time as they haveneithei coun
sel nor witnesses. The examina
tion will probably take place on
Monday or Tuesday. The air is
full of rumors such as that one
member of an oath bound associa
tion has divulged the whole partic
ulars, etc., but the authorities keep
their own couusel. Churchill, one
of the prisoners, is quits sick.
Legislative Hroceeiliuxs.
Sacramento, March 29.—Sen
ate— Searles, from the Committee
on Corporations, reported ou the
substitute for Tuttle's mining bill
without recommendation. The
bill takes a place ou the general
file. This looks like a defeat for
this session.
Shirley, from the Committee on
State Prisons, repotted adversely
on Assembly bill for the comple
tion of tho Folsom branch prison.
Haymond and Nunan presented a
miuority report In favor of the bill.
Haymond demande I on behalf of
his Sacramento constituency that
he should be heard in favor of it.
He tried to make the bill the
special order for to-day at oue P.
m. The vote stood 20ayes, and 15
noes, not a two thirds majority.
Lost. The bill therefore goes to
thu rile and any action by the Sen
ate before adjourtmeht is doubt
New bills—By Smith, a bill ap
propriating $-5,000 to enable the
Southern California Horticultural
Society to make a creditable ex
hibit at the Fair at Washington.
He moved to have it taken Up at
Murphy objected, and Ihe bill
was ordered on Hie.
The Judiciary Committee re
ported back Anderson's eminent
domaiu bill witli recommendation
that it be immediately takeu up
aud passed. So ordered.
Assembly. Aftemoou session—
The House refused to pass the
claim of Domingo Botiller, ex-As
sessor of Los Augeless county, over
the Governor's veto.
The House look up the general
file, begiuuiug witii Senator Lew
is's bill amending the railroad law
of May 26, 1861. The bill enables
railroad companies to collect fares
from persons traveling from one
station to another in Oakland and
other cities. Passed.
ll.'-o i i.ini.iim. •• i.urn aaaei*
San Francisco, March 29th.—
Mortimer Cook, a resident of
Sauta Barbara, lias tiled a petition
in bankruptcy. His liabilities are
$121,427, of which $45,438 are se
cured debts. The assets consist of
real estate in Santa Barbara county,
valued at $26,000.
Work lv in-.' Ojiiiir uml smviiae
HlueH Rich I>; Vt'liijiiueiils KK
Virginia, Nev., March 29th.—
The new east winze from the 1,900
--foot level of the Opbir mine was
down between 12 and 15 feet at
7 o'clock this morning, it is being
sunk at tbe rate of about three feet
per duy au I should strike the ore
body iv a few days if the ledge
pitches to tlie east. It is believed,
however, that it pitches to the west
and, if this proves to be the case,
the drift muit be run westward
from the winze to cut into ore.
The progress of tlie cross cut on
the 2,000-foot level of the Savage
mine is being watched with inter
est by local experts as something
of value is expected to be developed
by it. This opinion is based upon
the fact that, a couple of years ago,
the west drift run from the Senator
shaft cut into a ledge which as
sayed as high as $250 per ton. It is
likely that the Sutro tunnel, which
is now on that ground, will soon
cut into that vein or lode, If Savage
does not. The Savage cross cut
this morning was iv a kind of
diorite, which is very hard, but
blasts well. A change of ground is
expected shortly, however.
Nevada, Bauk I'linuitca.
San Francisco, March 20.—At
the meeting of tlie Directors of the
Nevada Bank the resignation of C.
T. Christiansen as cashier, was ac
cepted. Henry W. Gleuny, assis
tant cashier, was elected cashier.
Christiansen, in convection with
C. W. Church, formerly of Fort
Hamilton, New York, will have
charge of the branch of the Nevada
Bank to be opened ill New York
iv May. Both these gentlemen are
now en route to New York. The
former will go right througli to
London to arrange some business
matters in England aud France.
Justice has levied an assessment
of one dollar and a half per share.
Latest Eastern News.
luillan Miners — The MLsuilrl
Klver Itlwlua — S'enrs r.r
OlUNlia Brllltff.
Omaha, Neb., Marcli 29.—(Jen.
Crook and his Aides-de-Camp,
Lieuts. Hchruzler and Burke, left
for Fort Hail, Idaho, having been
called there on business connected
with the Bannock, Snake and Sho
shone Indians, between whom
there is existing cousiderable jeal
ousy aud ill feeling about various
matters, especially concerning
tbelr agent. They will be abseut
a mouth.
▲ scouting party consisting of
three companies of cavalry and
two of infautry, under command of
Capt. Edwin Pollock, of the Ninth
Infantry, left Fort McKlnney yes
terday to patrol the country iv the
neighborhood of Belle Fourche and
as far into tbe Black Hills as the
limits of the Department will per
mit. Fort McKlnney is the most
northern post in the Department
of tbe Platte and is about 178 miles
northwest of Fort Laramie, at tbe
foot of tbe Big Horn Mouutalus.
This expedition would have started
two or three weeks ago had it not
been for the late severe storm that
prevailed throughout the country
they are expected to traverse.
They will be ou patrol duty in the
field about one month and will
hunt for straggling bauds of In
dians away from reservations.
The Missouri river rose twenty
inches at this point since yester
day, three and a half feet at Sioux
City, aud live feet above that place.
For fear that the rise may do some
damage to the Uuion Pacific bridgo
precautions are beiug taken to pr«
vent auythiug of the kind.
A day or two siuce the vow iron
superstructure of the second span,
at ihe east end, was put iv place
and tho wooden truss which has
been doing temporary duty, was
lowered about a foot aud allowed to
iest ou the piles-. Some of the piles
are already washed out and tbere is
a possibility tbat the high water
will take them all out. Should it
do this, the wooden truss would
very likely plunge forward east
ward against the piers aud possibly
break them ofT, as the truss weighs
250 tous. To avert Bueh a disaster
the truss is vow being hung by two
Immense steel wire cables six
inches in diameter. These cables
are to go under the truss nt each
cud uud tlie ends of the cables are
to be fastened to ihe Iron work
above, which is independent ot the
woodeu truss and rests on tho piers.
Traius are passing over the bridge
safely and with but little or no in
g>*aVS Timber BUI—MINI Appro.
Washington, March 29th.—The
House Public Lands Committee
have agreed to recommend the
passage of the bill introduced by
Representative Page last Tuesday,
providing for the sale of timber
lands in California, Oregon and
Washington Territory aud for the
discontinuance of the prosecutiou
of the parties indicted for violation
of section 24U1 of tlie revised stat
utes, ou condition of their paying
into tho court a penalty ol $2 50
for every acre of land from which
they have caused timber to
be cut or removed. The ouly
amendment made by the commit
tee is one to provide more clearly
that Ibis last named provision aud
tlie proposed repeal of Bection 4751,
relative to informers, shall apply
only to California, Oregon and
Washington Territory. Tbe Com
mittee authorized Wiggititou to
report it for passage at the first op
The legislative, executive and
judicial appropriation bill, as re
ported from tbe House Committee,
proposes tlie following appropria
tions for Pacific Coast mints: San
Francisco, wages of workmen and
all adjusters, $275,000; materials
and repairs, 557.500; salary of
Superintendent, $4,500; assay er,
melter, refiner and coiner, §3,000
each; Chief Cierk and Cashier,
$2>SUO each, and four eleiks 91,000
J. N. Miner, whose mail con
tracts were alleged to he void by
reason of want of hit original signa
ture, is tho successful bidder on a
large uumber of Pacific Coast routes
recently awarded.
VOJfU Blissi om a 1..
Washington, Marcli, 29th.—
Senate. Afternoon.—Bailey ques
tioned whether the railroads would
accept the Railroad Committee's
hill, which it was uecessary for
them to do. It reliuquished lo the
companies forty-live millions of
dollars. The Judiciary Committee's
bill did uot impair the obligations
of coutracts and the acts of Con
gress of 1862 and 1864— did not pro
hitit Congress from compelling
these companies to create a sink
ing fund.
The Senate then went into exec
utive session. Upon re-openiug
the doors Lamar submitted a reso
lution looking to the preservation
of tlie water front at Vickaburg.
Agreed to.
Teller, from the Railroad Com
mittee, reported amendments To
Senate bill to authorize a narrow
gaugo railroad from Bismarck to
the Black Hills. To the calendar
Adjourned till Monday.
House—Afternoon, Dean was
sworn in.
The House refused, by n vote of
123 to lv", lo adopt Harrison's mo
tion lo consider tbe report of the
Civil Service Committee on Dior
keeper Polk. The Republicans
generally voted aye.
Poster reported back tho appro
priation bill for miscellaneous ex
penses of tlie House and Senate.
The Senate amendments were con
curred In.
Bills Introduced: Hy Pierce, lo
establish a Board of Pacific Rail-
way Comniissioaers.
Willis offered a resolution di
recting the Judiciary Committee to
ascertain all the facts relating to
contracts made with the Union Pa
cific and Kansas Pacific on the 22.1
and 23d of April, 1573, und whether
they were legal. Referred.
The District of Columbia bill was
discussed. Some opposition was
manifested by Townsend to the
section which compels the govern
ment to pay half of the city's debt,
and then it was laid aside.
% Hi-ions Ifeiim of News.
Washington, March 29th.—The
Secretary of tlie Interior was at his
office for half an hour to-day.
The President has approved the
act to authorize the granting of
American register to foreign built
ships for tlie purpose of the Wood
ruffScientiUc exhibition. Tlie for
tification appropriation bill, also,
was signed by him.
Tho House hill to regulate adver
tisements of mail lettiugs, as
amended by the Seiiato Committee
on Postofflces to-day, provides that,
before making contracts for inland
mail trausporsation other than by
railroads aud tteamboats and ex
cept for temporary service, the
Postmaster (leueral shall cause to
be published in not more than ten
newspapers iv tlie State or
Teritory in which service
is to be performed, a notice
In display tyye, not exceeding six
inches of space, that proposals will
be received and detailed informa
tion furnished hy the Department
within specified rates and no oilier
addertiscment shall be required.
No coutracts for mall service can
be sublet without the conseut in
writing or tbe Postmaster General
and in case any contractor sublets
his contract without this consent,
such contract shall be terminated.
European Cable News.
llerllj'M Ken.ou* fur Mes I. iitm>.
London, March 29.— Tlie House
of Lords was very crowded this af
teruoou. Many members of the
Lower House were present. Lord
Derby entered soon after five aud
took a teat below the gangway in
stead of on the Treasury bench.
He rose almost immediately and
announced his resignation us Sec
retary for Foreign Affairs, which
he said had been accepted by the
Uueen and he only continued to
hold office until the appointment
of his successor. 110 regretted
that, under the circumstances, it
would not be Justifiable for him to
follow the customary course of ex
plaining iv detail Iho differences
which led him to resign. The Cab
inet hud arrived at certain conclu
sions of a grave and important
character iv which he was not able
to concur. To prevent needless
alarm lie would say he did not con
sider these measures ub necessarily
teuding to bring about war. He
gave the Cabinet credit for sincere
ly desiring a European Peace, but
he could not regard the measures
which have been resolved upon as
prudent iv the Interests of peace or
necessary for the safety of the
country. When the concurrence
of Parliament is asked for
the measures uf which
he had spoken, he would
indicate his opinion. He would
state, however, that he did not dis
sent from the Cabinet's view of tlie
conditions upon which Europe
might go into tho Congress. He
lamented the obstacles to the meet
ing of Congress, but tlie fault did
not rest witli the Government of
this country.
Beaconslleld said lie would
willingly refrain from noticing the
reasons which had inllueuced Lord
Derby to resign uutil the period
when those reasons might be legit
imately considered by tlie House.
So much mischief mightoccur from
unnecessary mystery that it was
his duty to say that, iv consequence
of the belief of the government
that the Congress would not ho
held and that hopes of rectifying
the disturbed balance of power in
tho Mediterranean had ceased, it
was tho duty of tho ministers to
consider what steps should be
taken to prevent the impending
mischief. They had, therefore, ad
vised Her Majesty to avail herself
of the services of her reserve forties,
A message to that effect would be
laid before Parliament.
Enlfillsli Affnlr. fini.tliis Us-ltteai,
London, March 29th.—In the
House of Commons, Secretary of
War Gathorne Hardy said It was
necessary to call out the first class
of the army reserves, numbering
14,000, and Ihe militia reserve,
Which was between 25,000 and
20,000. The Queen's message to
that effect would be presented
probably on Monday. This would
be followed by a proclamation call
ing out such of the reserve force ns
might be required. Hardy painted
this as not an embodiment of the
militia, which would not lake
place until it was necessary to send
tlie regulars abroad.
Lord Lyous is mentioned ne the
possible successor of Lord Derby,
but nothing definite is yet known.
It is understood that Ilia royal
message refers to a detailed state
ment of thecnuns for calling nut
the reserves.
A Constantinople special says
It is thought that Safvet Pasha will
request England tv withdraw her
lluet, its Ku-islti and Turkey are
now allies.
Tlie Times, in v loading article,
says: Russia has adopted an ul
terly iudefuiisittle nttitu le, an I
unless she withdraws it may be
necessary for us to be prepared lo
fully assert our rights.
A special from PoitsmoUtll mijs
that orders have been received at
the dock yard for iho Immediate
preparation of nil the troop ships be
longing to both the Indian audita"
P'lial Governments except the Si
moom and Assistance, for trouspor
tulion in tbe event of an emergency
for an expeditionary army corps.
Rumors to this effect have been
Home lime current, b it the orders
are now positive and definite tin I
have been issued with the c incur
rence of the Controller of the navy.
(Jcnrrnl lir**H nl Home.
Rome, March 291 h.—General
Grant visile I the studio* of Amer
ican iiiiists yesterday.
i.iiii ii in i«ti. ,i i-n fete.! lie,.,'.
ROME, March 2!hK — Father
Grant Grant, rector ..f I ho Scottish
College nod Hie organizer of (be
Scott uh 11 iera i uhj, died yesterday.
He hei]UHnthetl his private fortuno
t > the Cnlisolle Chinch ol Scotland.
A COriespotnlonl ul Napa
Register, wining f i Calist .en
UUder date of March 14, say-: The
Geyser mail carrier, whoarrivtd ul
this place Wednesday last, brought
news of the minder of the I homp
son brothers. Granville and Oreeu,
who lived at Pine Fiat. Our In
formant Says that while sitting iv
the house, after night, lliey weie
liteil upon through a window, one
being killed Instantly ami ihe other
dying Monday morning — i lie
shooting having been done
on Sunday night. To-day
the r.tory is corroborated by
other parties, who say they were
at Pine Flat the night the murder
was committed. The follow ing cir
cumstances are supposed to have
been the cause: Green and Gran
ville Thompson (twin brothers) had
a fight with a man by the name of
See, in Pope Valley, some years
ago, which resulted in the death of
tlie latter; the trouble originated
through some land affair. It is
said tbe brother of Mr. See vowed
vengeauce. After years of law
suits the Thompsons escaped the
law, and have siuce acquired a for
tune at Pino Fiat, through mining
enterprise and sheep-raising, hav
iog nt present 12,000 sheep ou their
rineh. The story goes that See
(who, it is supposed, did the shoot
lug) was seen at the Geysers
several days previous to
the killing of the Thompsons.
As they were at Sauta Rosa,
It wus necessary for bin to await
their ariival home, Sunday night
being the first night tbey had spent
nt home for over a week. The man
who did the shooting, it is said,
lives in Kugene City, Oregon, and
has taken this trip to California
on purpose to wreak vengeance on
those who caused his brothel's
death. I'arties here who are ac
quainted with tho Thompsons say
that they havo long expected an
attack on their lives, and in all
cases went heavily armed. But on
this occasion they had no chance
lor defense, as tbe shooting was
done from thu outside of the house,
and with a cool and deliberate ami.
T*- .>taiii MrrtMM.
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The CHOICFm l'l il I,FT articles,
I lie
l'l ll>>'i I .ci -hi..i PATENT MKDI.
cities ill ml Stints. I*t.--.4Tii-ll'.ti- care
fully compounded day and night. uu9-tf-*3
0i1... .JOIVXCs-i,
A lull assortment ot firsNelsss Family
Grnoorlea, Teas, CoffM, Hiig.u-, Iluttor,
Eggs, Bacon, Hams, Lard, etc., kept on
o W
Carpets and Furniture!
Dotter & Bradley's.
Latest Styles in PARLOR SUITS! Elegant Display of
CARPETS! Immense Reduction in Prices!
SO, 82, 84 and 86 MAIN STREET.
■ _—_—
A Colossal Menagerie! A Mammoth Circus! A Famous Museum!
At Los Angeles Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4.
The Great World's Forepaugh Show!
COMING on 34-of MY OWN CARS $60,000 WORTH
'•' s •"'.-,« Private Bijllway i A World of Foreign Features!
'"'wm-Ul'" m\\\\\ sfflßfc. W Uagis of Ciron Wild Bens ,!
... „ .. _■»..., ,„ . _._„ , More Trained Animals—Horses, IV--
MY SPECIAL TRAIN of 34 CARS! JBP ' ySV) me*. M..ies, zebras. Dogs, a.Uts
\>»£LS j ■ / %W%m', and Monkeys—tlian is con-
More than equals in length k'TWkWll&f i. talneil ill any other Five
I'IFTV or tho Southern pm-rav w^tfJr^L% m .„«
P«olfloBnllroadOar«. W'W i i "*«MOTH CONCERN
■"J v i» Under S Centre Pole Tents!
The Jlost Famaui of Faintly Kates*talumeittai! A XMuoo 01"
BuundleSN Ploasm-o loi- 1., lull cm siml Children!
Wonderful Undia Elephantine Pyramids!
AM Porlbrmed Daily by (lie Only (Jroiipot'Fivo Porlbrrqing ElephaaU
Owned hy any Man in the World; also, in their Most Wonderful aud Extraordinary Performancei of
Groupings, Dancing, Waltzing, Standing on Their Heads, Playing Music, Marching, Hee-S»wiug,
or Teetering—an Entirely New Feature nnd Never Before Exhibited to the Public!
Trained nnd Performed by ADDIE FOREPAUGH, Jr. $100,000 will
Paid to Any who will Produce Their Equals!
tub only mmw male . MORE WILD BEASTS Crand Free Exhibition!
Ii .ban Any Thro, of tbs I Menag
~ Elaborate Museum and Trained Wild
hastelli not; hetrnslet Ii that lisean draw Animal Kliow, all Under Eight
up Jordaa In nit mouth.—Job xf.HS. Centre rule Tents' A Carnival or rootry and lleauty! A,t a
.taf-aPT.-nT a r wrvirrtTii t .., i a. m. Un each day of exhibition »Wi,uou
OSS rtfl'.ClAliNOl H.l,— Let tbe . r. „r A :„ 0..„ _ worth of Mirrored Golden Chariots, Tab-
Ladles anil Llllle Folks see 11. | A MngrCbb OT ArOniC btarS leau Cars, It. mi an War Chariots, Marble
There was born, on tne lstof February,' statuary Dens. Golden Statuary Palace
1877, Jn oar Great Menagerie,! he beitnllful SiX FAMOUS CLOWNS! Cages, Birds of tbe Air, Denizens of the
l» 1 1 itfnntninfl lunglo, as In Fables uf Old, in Colossal
Hall) JMCpllilllt (II It AliO. ,\„ lenaiit i, u ,i Ri iinmll circus Konr Proportions; Carnival Grotesque Charac-
I Igrandestsighteverseen
SnuTON SUNDAY, MARCH 31st, the oitlzons of Dos Angeles can see this GRAND SHOW at the
Southern Pacific D.qiot, while in transit from San Francisco to San Bernardino, on my own THIRTY
FOUR RAILROAD OARS, oontalniug my Museum, Menagerie, Circus and Trained Wild Beast Show,
Trains on Anaheim Railway will he held at Ihe Commercial Street Depot until the close of the After
noon Performance of the Great Forepaugh Show.
and \ Managers. A.OAM FOREPAUGH,
Have opened a Milk Depot,
On Temple St., Near Spring,
And are prepare I losell absolutely pure
milk, received ire.Oi uvlce a day, at
Milk Isoheapev than whisky. Friends
nf tbo Hue rlboou, don'c forget th. place,
Temple street, near Spring.
BUTTER, EGGS, Milk by the Glass, etc.
Bread and Milk and cold lunch, 10cents.
Ksl 100 reel and I 8« foot celling. Adjoin
ing the Pico House, on Main St. Inquire
of WM. ABBOTr,on the premise*.
Furnirure, Carpets,
Gompletest and Most Select
Kci>;tii'ing& Upholstery Work
ft.*- Call and sco us bcfoie purchasing
129 & 131 MAIN ST..
miutr Mcdonald block.

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