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VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. Governor Torres' Plan to Avoid Trouble. KA V FALK TO BE LET OFF EASY. 'Lite Dastardly Blowing up of a Merchant's Store at Tubac, Arizona. Associated Press Plsnatches to the Herald Noi.ales, Arizona, March s.—Gover nor Torres aud staff, accompanied by Colonel Arvizu, arrived thii morning from Hermaoillo. Governor Torres, on learning the particulars of tbe affair of Thursday, censured tbe Mexican Consul in unmeasured terms for not delivering Lien tenant Guttierrez, who led the sol diers in the attack on the Americans, to the American authorities immediately. Colonel Arvizu, in order to clear himself, stated to the Governor that the Ameri cans were in fault. Thereupon the Gov ernor said: "The Americans are not in fault; they were not in Mexico, fighting you. What business had > our soldien in tbo Uuited States, armed and fighting the United States authorities?" Gov ernor Torres is highly indignant at the action of tho local Mexican authorities. Upon learning th it Sonor Vasquez, the Chief of thee Mexicin police, hael been removed for having refused to tako a hand against the Amerioaus, he im mediately reinstated him. Ho wus or dered to take a force of men to secure Lieutenant Gutierrez, and to turn him over to the United States authorities. The chief thereupon dispatched ten men on horseback, fully armed, to scour tbe country and bring in Gutierrez, dead or alive. This, ie is believed, will prevent further trouble. TIIE KAY FAEK llt 1 VI, Conclude* by the Culprit Heine Reprimanded Only. Sacramento, Maroh s.—The Assem bly this afternoon took up tbe question of dismissing Bay Falk for trying to ■change the order of tbe Colusa County bill, when it was on the Assembly tile. Tbe whole afternoon was spent in de bating tho question, the country mem bera being chit ily of the opinion that Falk had been proven guilty of tamper ing with the bills. Heath, chairman of tbe committee wbich tried Falk, argued that the| guilt of the clerk was apparent, and in proof pro duced the pages of the Journal as they were found when be was found tamper ing with them. Atherton offered a resolution, slating tbat Assistant Clerk Smith, who accused Falk, swore falsely and that the evidence being plain that Smith was the real criminal, he should be dißmiesed and Falk reprimanded. D. Bruce and Britl and others appealed for mercy for Falk on the ground that bis career should not be marred by the disgrace of a dismissal. The amendment that Falk should be called before the Assembly and reprimanded waa carried by a vote of 40 to 29. Speaker Jordan announced to-night in the A-sembly that he would adminis ter a reprimand to Ray Falk on Monday next at 2:15 o'clock. AN OUTRAGE. The Store ol an Arizona Mer chant Blown Dp. Nor. ales, A.T., March s.—Some time last night some unknown person blew up the* storehouse of T. Lillie Mercer, at Tulare, destroying all his goods and everything in the building, by giant powder. Every vestige of building and goods was blown to atoms. Some one, supposed to be the same parties whe de stroyed the store, set tire to bis dwelling bouse, which was completely destroyed, ■with all household goods, the inmatts barely escip.ng with their Uvea. It was dove in the middle of the night, when no one was awake. The work of devas tation was accomplished before auy of the inhabitants were aware of what was going on. Besides this, they set fire to his buggy and burned that, consequently Mr. Mercer is nearly if not entirely ru ined. The postoffice, which was kept in Mr. Meroer's store, is also a wreck. HE SA VS NAY. The Governor's Reasons for Ve toing the manufacturers' Stamp Bill. Sacramento, Maroh s.—ln tbe As sembly to-day a message was received from the Governor vetoeing the Manu facturers' Stamp bill. The Governor says: "In tbe first place the bill is too broad and too indefiaite. It applies to 'every' maker or 'manufaotuer' and to 'any article' made or manufactured iv this State. It requires the 'article' to be imprinted, labeled or stamped. Therefore it seems to apply to articles made in the household, as well as iv the factory. According to section 2, a mer chant or any other person may sell an article manufactured in any other State or country, whether labeled or not, but if he sells an article made in California, which the maker failed to label with b stamp as required, be may be punished as a criminal, unless ho himself should properly label or stamp it. There are no means provided whereby persons may be able to identify articles made in this State. The provision that the, act shall take effect within ten days is an unrea sonably short period." The Governor states that since tbe bill has been pre sented to him, he has received commu nications from all sides, urging objec tions to the act. From these he is led to believe that compliance with the pro visions would ruin the manufacturing interests of the State, hence his veto. A Pawnbroker Robbed. San Francisco, March s.—Profes sional burglars discovered the fact that Aaa Fisk was iv the habit of keeping iv his houae at 100 Hayes street, a quan tity of jewelry which he received ns security on loans. The burglars watched the house and when all of the family were absent at the theatre Wednesday night, forced an entranoe from the rear and ransacked it. When the theater party returned they were startled by the discovery that the houae had been robbed.' Tbe robbers had carried off diamonds, watchea and rings worth $5000, but had left over twioe that amouat aoattered on the floor. It is be lieved they were frightened away in the midst of their work. Detectives are busy on the case. CONSUMED BY FIRE. Two Persona Injured at the Hunting- of a Mnrlpoaa Hotel. Merced, March 5.-Afire broke out in the Gallison Hotel, Mariposa, about 4:30 this morning, which k-pt burning with great fury until the hotel and the adjoining building with their conlents hail been consumed. The inmates es caped with their lives, many with barely anything else. R. B. Stelder, an attor ney, and Mr. Liitlejohn jumped out of the second story window and both were injured, Mr. Stelder serioudy. Tho in surance on the hotel is 82000 The tire is un posed to havo originated from a coaloil lamp. The loss fulls heavily upon the owners of the property, as the insurance will not cover half the value of tlie property destroyed. DIIItIOND EAMDHOPS. Presentation to tlic.Wifc of tlie speaker of tlie Assembly. . Sacramento, March s.—During the recess c f tho Assembly to-night a banel some pair of diamond eardrops were presented, on behalf of the loner Houso, to Mrs. William Jordan, wife of tho Speaker. The presentation speech was made by Assemblyman Variel. A large audience was present in the Assembly chamber. Assemblyman Lewis presided during the recess and caused much laughter by his witly remarks. Mr. Variel spoke of the high esteem whioh Speaker Jordan had won by his ability and impartiality as the presiding officer. Speaker Jordan responded for his wife and himself. Till; SOI.OMK ill sv Playing- tiie Very Dlckrus with Justices' and Constables' tees. Special Dispatch to tho Herald.] Sacramento, March s.—The Senate spent tbe day in going through the first und second reading of bills. Tho Ap propriation bill was read ft second time and ordered printed as amended. The bill limiting Justices of the Peace and Constables to §1000 per year pasaed the Senate. Both Houses adjourned at 11 r. H, till Monday at 2:30 p. M. Knox's bill relieving the Mayors of cities of po lice duties will pass. It is expected that the Governor will sign it next week. The Boycott Continues. San Francisco, March s.—At a meeting of tho Carmen's Assembly Knights of Labor, last night it was de cided to contiuue the strike aud boycott on the Sutter and Geary-street cable lines, but to permanently discontinue ihe carmen's omnibus line. (.ranted Leave. Sacramento, Mirch s.—Senator Rose was granted leave of abaenoo to-day for the remainder of tbe session. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hi BALDi Nkw Yorv, March s—Walter C. Camp, of New Haven, a well known athlote and conoh of the Yale football team was arrested here this afternoon, charged with attempting to assassinate George Condit Smith, who was found in Madison Square two or three nights ago suffering from a bullet wouud. Smith declined to eny who fired tbe shot or why. The motive alleged by the police is jealousy, Smith having flip planted Camp in the affections of Miss Sallie Barnes, a New Jersey heiress. New Haven, Conn., March s.—The arrest at New York of Walter Camp, Yale's famous baseball and football player, charged with tbo attempted mur der of George Condit Smith, created n tremendous sensation in the college world, and also throughout the city. The general opinion to-night among Yale men, based on reports that Smith was shot at 1 o'clock Thursday morn ing, is that the detectives have made n lamentable blunder. Walter Camp was in the cty Wednesday evening, and acted as referee at tbe Yale sports iv the skating rink. He remained at tbe rink until the games were finished at 11:15 7. H, Brorn the rink he went dire ctly to his home and remained there until morning, when he went to New York on the 7 o'clock train. His family received a reassuring dispatch from him, and are not at all alarmed as to the outcome. FEW York, March s.—Camp was taken to the hospital and confronted with Smith. Tbe latter declared that Camp was not the assassin, and tbat he ; had never seen him before. Camp was accordingly released, and at once left for Mew Haven. A miNDHEABER'S FEAT. \V. I. Bishop Kinds a Broacb I n dcr Trying Clrcum«tnnceii. New Y<jrk, March s.—Washington Irving Bishop, the famous mindreader, gave a peculiar tryiug test of his power this afternoon at the Hcffmau House, in the presence of members of the press and of the theatrical profession, doctors, lawyers and others. Ha borrowed a brooch from Mrs. Frank Leslie which he gave to a committee of four gentlemen, previously chosen from tbe audience, telling them to conceal it any where within a mile of the hotel. Tbo com mittee drove off in a carriage, returning after half an hour's absence. Bishop i was then blind-folded. This was done by tying cotton batting around bis eyes, then a black bag was put over bis bead and fastened amuud his neck. A two seated open carriage was waiting at the door and iv this Mr. Bishop aud three members of the committee took seats, Bishop took the reins and drove off through the ureat crowd of people and vehicles, guiding tho horses with remarkable dexterity, considering that he could not use his eyes. Just ttear the southeast comer of Orammercy i'ark he stopped the vehicle and alighted, the ojmmittee following. A largo crowd had mn after the wagon oil tbe way from the Hoffman House, and Bishop had hard work making his way through the throng that Hocked about him. He crossed tbe street and proceeded along E tst Grammercy Park until be reached the entrance to the Grammercy Park Hotel, into which he turned without hesitation, walked into a room nnd placed hi 3 hand on a vase which rested ou a table. He held his band there for a few seconds and then requested that the vase bo toinoved. His wish was complied with and he picked the "brooch up from tbe table where it had" been left by the committee. THE SCHOOLS. Apportionment of the State School Fund forlßß7. The following is tbe third quarterly apportionment of the school fund. It is made upon the number of teachers as signed to, and the average daily attend ance in each district during tbe school year ending June SO, ISBO. The sum apportioned to each teacher ia §140, and tbe amount per capita upon the daily attendance is 56.95. The averace daily attendance for the county wtm 761,315, and tbe general amount apportioned upon this attendance wns $02,911,88. 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'orfca Total THE FORTIFICATION U11.1,. The Rock Upou Which the Rcf crcts were Wrecked. Washington, March s.—Aa explained in the Seriate by Dawes, the rock upon which the conferees on Ihe Fortifications Appropriation bill finally split, was seo tion 8 of the bill prepared by the Senate conferees. This section authorizes the advisory board to make, contracts with responsible manufacturers for tbe supply of 1000 tons of guv steel, subject to testa and inspection at svery stage, and ap propriated $6,000,000 for its purchase. The corresponding provision made by iho House conferees was contained in section 9of their bill. This section ap propriates a like sum of $6,000,000 for the purchase of Btecl, but with the pro viso that only so much should be accepted as would aniline for tbe fabrica tion of three guns, S, 10 aud 12 inches oalibre. These guns were to be tested by reouiring them to endure 200 'dis charge's in periods of time ranging from 80 to 120 minutes. If they failed to pass these tests, then no more of the appropriation wa3 to become available for the purohase of steel. The objec tion of the Senate conferoes to this pro viso was that it would result in leaving the country without guns for many years to come, as it would take at least three or four years to finish and test the specimen guvs, and in the event of their success that it would take mmy addi tional years to prooure others of the same type. Brooks' Fix. Washington, March 6,—No action was taken by tbe Senate before it ad journed on the nomination of J. Marion Brooks to bo United States District At torney for the Southern District of Cali. fornia. Under the law this vacates the | office. The President, however, may reappoint him. treat h of an Army Officer. Washington, March s.—Lieutenant- Colonel W. R. Scott, of the Third Ar tillery, and Chief of the publication office of the rebellion records, died at his residence, in this city, this afternoon, of pneumania, Peterson's Dentb. W. W. Seaman, Superintendent of Schools. Los Angeles, March 5, 1887. SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 0. 1887. EASTERN. Why the President Refuses to Sign the 1(1 ver und Harbor Bill. Washington, MarchfK —An effort has been made since tbe adjournment of Congress to induce the President to sign the River and Harbor bill, and those interested in securing this action assert that there is nothing in the Constitution to prevent bis doing ao now, if ho ia so diaposed. Several members of Congress, including Representatives Willis and Dibble, soy that they are aware that he has the power, and have endeavored to persuade him to sign the bill. Mr. Willis said to-day that there was noth ing in tbe Constitution wbich provided that the President should sign a bill be fore 12 o'clock on the 4th of March, or that ho should report the fact that he had given bis signature to the Hons . The only provision with relation to bills not signed before the expiration of Con gress, ho said, whs that the teu clays' limit should not operate to make a measure become law. Ho called ou the President to-day and suggested to him that be sign the hill now. unless he ob jected to its provisions. The President informed him that be could not do so, as he was fully convinced that his constitu tional power to sign or veto acts of Con gress had expired with the adjournment of that body. Attorney-General Gar land agreed entirely with the President on this question. Unwarranted Arrest of a Baseball Player. A MINDREADER'S TRYLVG TEST How the Fortification Appropria tion Failed to Get Pulled Through. TIIK I-'OIEX 1 -!> I VBTI CONUKESS. The Hasty manner In Which Their Worst was Wound Up. Washington, March 5. —The aggre gate of the appropriation bills passed by tho Forty-Ninth Congress is about $230, --000,000. This total is exclusive of the sums appropriated by the Kiver and Harbor and Deficiency Appropriation bills which failed of enactment. Tbo appropriations for the current fiscal year aggregato $201,000,000, which amount would have been equalled by the appro priation voted by the last Congress had the two bills mentioneel become law. Some idea of the manner in which the Forty-Ninth Congress wound up its Work may be found in the declaration of a member that tbe record reveals the fact that oue-epaarter of the legisla'.ion bad been enacted in tbe lust legislative days, Au Enrolling Clerk of twelveycarsexperi euce said thut he never, in that length of time, had witnessed the haste exhib ited in the last twenty-four hours of the Congress which had just expired. WOT LEFT. Names of the Nominees for Office Rejected by the Senate. Washington, March s.—Only four of the President's nominations made during the session just closed were rejected by the Senate, as follows: J. C. Matthews, of Albany, lo be Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia; Charles W. Fish, of Indiana, to be Surveyor-General of Nevada; Charles lv Daily, to be Reg ister of the Land Office at Tucson, A. T.; Oliver Shannon, to be Receiver of Public Moneys at tbe North Platte. The following are th? nominations which remain unacted upon and there fore died when the session ended: J. M. Brooks, United States Attorney for the Soulhern District of California; Regis ters of the Land Oflice, James 11. Adams, at Spokano Falls, W. T., and William Blame, at Blackfoot, I. T. snow Blockade In New Brans* wlck. | Boston, March 5.—A special from St. Johu, N. 8,, to the Herald, says: Such , a universal blockade as has taken place ' ou tbo New Brunswick railways the past ] three weeks has not been known for ten years. On the New Brunswick railway, 1 belwet-n Gibson, Woodstock aud Great Fails, miles of track have been buried under seven fee tot anow. 1 A Good-Sized lire. Nkw York, March 5.—A liro was , discovered early this evening in the five-story building at Nos. 27, 29 and 31 , Hose street, owned by J. C. Dreyfus, , who occupied the Hoar as a wheelbarrow ] factory. Tbe first two numbers were completely gutted. The estimated loss , is $100,000. , Pinna lor a New Man-of-war. New York, March s.—Naval Con- , structor Peck submitted to the Depart ment, to-day, his plans for a new armor ed vessel of 0000 tons displacement, or dered by tbe last Congress. She will cost over $2,000,000. The work will probably be commenced within a year. Judge mcKee's Funeral. San Fran ataoo, March s.—The funeral of the lato Judge McKee took place to- , day from his residence in Oakland. The remains were interred in Mountain View Cemetery. There were present at the ceremonies many prominent members of the bar, Justices of tbe Supreme Court, Supreme Court Commissioners, Judges > of the Superior nnd other Courts, beside 1 uumerous friends and acquaintances of the deceased and family. Resolutions of regret at the death of Judge Samuel B-U McKee were adopted by the Assembly , this evening. , More Street-Car Changes. San Francisco, March 5 —It is posi- i lively stated to-night tbat the City Rail- 1 way Company, which operates the horse car line on Mission street, has transferred its property to tbe Pacific Improvement Company, which owns the Markajtstreet system of cable oar lines. The consid eration ia not known. —i 1 Hon. J. Do Barth Shorb has been re peatedly urged by the people of the county to accept the nomination for an office. The public wanted him to serve in an offioial capacity. He has, however, steadfastly refused, and said that he did not want nor would he accept any office within the gift of the people. It finally got to be known that there was one good Demoorutic oitizen who had the interest of tbe people ut heart, and would labor faithfully for them and for his party without hope of reward. It is Bad then to announce that he has, by machinations known ouly to polished politiciana, pulled the wool over the eyes of tho Board of Supervisors and got him salf appointed to an office whioh is one of the most important in the oounty, namely that of Road Overseer of Sau Gabriel district. He tiled his bond yes terday, and will iv a short time go to work improving the roads iv his district. Tbe publio will view him with a careful eye, and it is expected that tbe first man who gets jolted going over one of his roads will impeach him for mis feasance in offioe. m Philadelphia, Maroh S. —Charles J. Peterson, anthor and publisher and pro prietor of "Peterson's Indies National Magazine," died suddenly at his real -1 deuce last night, aged 63 years. WILL NOT BE PERSUADED. Germany's Intended Fi nancial Proposals. BULGARIA QUIET FOR A TIME. A Bip; Colliery Explosion in Belgium Kills Scores of Miners. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald Perj.in, March s.—The Reichstag will begiu the debate of the army bill Monday, and it is a foregone conclusion that tbe bill will be passed that day. Tbe Sepfennate question being settled intereat will bo directod to<varda tbe Government's financial propoaals. It is rumored that Bismarck, relying upon the unity of tbe three Septenoiat groups, is determined to renew tbe special bill, and contemplates a tobacco monopoly for the Government. Ministerial or guns mention that a proposal ia under consideration imposing upon spirits a new excise duty, amounting to thirty marks per hectoliter. It ia also stated that a sanction will be required before new distilleries may be established, though existing establishments cannot be interterred with. A seotion of the Conservative press urges the Govern ment to grapple with the problem of indirect taxation and increased protec tion to agriculture. BUEMARIA QUIET. Some of the Ring leaders of the Hevolt iv flaneur of Elf c. Sofia, Maroh s.—Nine of the Rust ohuk rebels have been sentenced to death. The Consuls of the various pow ers at Kustchuk have urged tbe post ponement of the sentence. Other troops whb took part in the insurrec tion, have beeu sentenced to prison. Captain Bolbnan, charged with being one of the ltadcrs of the insurrection, has beeu sentenced to priton. He claimed to be a Russian Biibject end has sought German protection. Order pre vails everywhere in Bulgaria to-day. Telegrams from Constantinople state that Russia will not permit the punish ment of her agents in the unsuccessful emeute at Silistrii aud has warned the Bulgarian Regency that they will be held responsible for injury to the per sons or property of Russian subjects. Tbo Regency have resolved to bring all tbe Bulgarian officers concerned in the mutiny to court-martial and to deal vig orously with all offenders. Reports from Russian sources represent that leading Muscovite papers are clamoring for tho armed occupation oL Bulgaria by the Russian army as the only possible solution of the difficulty that threatens endless complications and tho destruc tion of Russian prestige in the Balkan States. COLLIERY EXPLOSION. more Than Oue Hundred miners Loose Their Lives. Brussels, March s.—An explosion of firedamp occurred to-day in the colliery at Quaregnon, four miles from Mons. The explosion shattered the roofs and galleries so that many of them fell. One hundred and forty miners are entombed. A dispatch from Mons says one hun ered and twenty men who were in Ihe mine at the time of the explosion were killed. It had not been possible at the time the dispatoh was sent to reach the dead bodies of the victims. IRELAND'S SECRETARY. Sir m. Slicks-flench Resigns and is Succeeded by Ralfour. London, March s.—lt is officially an nounced this afternoon that Sir Michael Hicks-Beach has resigned the office of Secretary for Ireland, and tbat Arthur J. Balfour, Secretary of State for Scot land, has been appointed to succeed him. Sir Michael is suffering from catarrh of tbe eye, and his resignation is due to that cause. He will proceed to Berlin for the purpose of undergoing treatment by a celebrated oculist in that city. A lirrrlan Official. Athens, March s.—The Chamber of Deputies has elected M. Augerines President. Cbolera In Sicily Catania, Sicily, March s.—Six new cases of cholera and four deaths from the disease have been reported here within twenty-four hours, .Smlce Gardiner's Appointment. Sacramento, March li.—Governor Bartlett has appointed W. P. Gardiner Judge of the Superior Court of Los An geles county, vice A. Brunson resigned. Mrs. Doria Jones and Miss Jones, who were visiting Mrs. Lankershim, are now at the St. Elmo. Ex-Governor Bigelow, of Connecticut, is visiting Los Angeles and is stopping at the Nadeau House. Mr. H. 6. Hubbard and wife, Mr. H. W. Griswold and wife, and Miss Katie Maclay, of San Fernando, came to Los Angeles to see and bear Edwin Booth last night. A special palace oar is at tbe Los An geles and San Gabriel Valley railroad de pot, in which Hon. Carter Harrison,of Chi cago, and party are visiting this part ef the country. Rubin E. Lloyd, the eminent lawyer of San Francisco, arrived in Los Angeles yesterday. He is registered at tbe Na deau. He was to have been here at the Knight Templar dedication. Mr. Ben. Weir has arrived to take tbe Deputy Clerkship of the Supreme Court in this city, nnd Mr. Frank Myer has gone to San Francisco to take a clerk ship at the chief office under Clerk Spencer. A New Official. George W. Peck, who is misnamod Pecifc, when even his heart is bigger than a bushel, is stopping at the Carleton at Pasadena. Where ia Jerry Illioh and his Kid for the entertainment of the "Bad Boy" of Peck's Sun/ Mrs. G. A. Eastman, wife of Colonel Eastman of the Tribune, accompanied by her son Barrett, arrived from Chicago last evening, and are now staying at the Nadean. Mr. Barrett Eastman will to day take a position on the local force of 'the Tribune. FOREIGN. The Last Night of Booth—Coming Attraction*. The Opera House waa last night seat ed thronghout with another fine audi enoe to enjoy tbe closing evening of the Booth season. Othello, with Booth aa "lago," wnß the attraction. This is one of that actor's favorite characters, and the very strikipg personation he gave of tbe designing and artful villain who de ceived the confiding "Othello" to his undoing, showed that bis fame as Ibe beat "Iago" on tho stage to-day wns bis of right. From the time that his in ventivo brain evolved the villainous de sign to awaken the Moor's jealousy and compromise Michael Caasio and the gen tle Desdemona in the meshes of his subtle plot, until he reached the culmi nating aot of deceptive villainy, Mr. Booth showed that he had mastered tbe character, and was equal to its most ex acting delineations. It was a masterly interpretation of one of the most difficult roles in Shakespeare. It was greatly to be regretted that he had not an "Othello" to play against who could, at leaat, have been something more than a foil for his part. If Mr. Barron, who had the "vaulting ambi tion" to accept the role of "0.hello," could have realized that he was not reading a sermon in a conventicle, but reciting a part upon a stage, be might have come off with some degree of credit. But to read the lines of the Moor with nasal twang, to sniffle, month and rant, was, as Dogberry says, "Moat tolerable and not to be endured." Miss Vaders was clever as "Dasde moDß," and Mrs. Foster's "Emilia" was tbe best effort she has yet made. The season of Mr. Booth has been a great success here, Tbe people have turned out very generously, aud have given bim houses of which he should be proud, nnd this, too, in the Lenten sea son, when many theater-goers are with held from participating in amusements. Under the circumstances they had tbe right to expect that the minor actors of the tronpe should have been of a more meritorious type than are those who compose Mr. Booth's support. COMINii ATTRACTIONS. The next attraction attheOpera House will be tbe famous McGibeny family. The press from wherever they have ap peared speak in the highest praise of them. The Chronicle says: "The or chestra music was remarkable, when the family devoted itself to brajs it became a band that could furnish some really in spiring music. Nothing was amateurish or slipshod, and, altogether, especially when it is known that the performers run frem McGibeny pere, down to a tot ot four years old, the entertainment may he consul red one of unusual merit." This musical family open to-morrow night. On next Wednesday, March 9th, the celebrated Trebelli Musiu Concert Com pany make their first appearance at the Opera House. Mme. Trebelli is an abso lute mistress ot her art. She is a con tralto endowed by nature with a ricb. full and sympathetic voice, sweet aud clear in the upper tones and grandly effective in the lower register. The Bijou Opera Company will appear at the Grand Opera House on next Thursday for the balance of tho week, rendering the "Princess of Trebizonde," Billee Taylor," the "Mikado" and the "Bridal Trap." The Company come well recommended. A false alarm of tire was rung in last evening. Cause, probable crossing of (be wires. Lew Johnson's Colored Combination will shortly visit Los Angeles, and ap pear in "Mamma's Black Baby Boy." Dr. J. L. York speaks at the Grand Opera House on this (Sunday) evening, on "Individuality, Love and Marriage." Tracklaying will be com neuited to morrow on the Los Angeles and Pan Gabriel Valley railroad in tbe Azusa settlement. F. A. Hill, the restauranter, has filed a petition of insolvency. Another at tachment suit was commenced against him yesterday. The toll bridge across tho Arroyo Seco from Garvanzo to Pasadena that was brcken by great rain last moiith.has been mended. The German Ladies' Benevolent So ciety will have their anniversary ball on Thursday evening, March 24th, at Turn verein Hall, and the ladies are making great preparatious to make this a most brilliant uffair. The representatives of Riverside's in terests in this city smarting under the aspersion of Loa Angeles by the River aide Press, contemplate removing their line exhibit from 239 North Main street back to Riverside. The stab of tbe Rivfraiders was a tire in the rear which tbey declare tbey can not apologize for or endure. Heavy purchases of land have been made on the northeasterly aide of the Raymond Hotel Tract within a few days which lead knowing ones to the belief that the Southern Pac'tho Compa ny will have a track and a depot at that place in a few weeks. Their belief is probably well fouuded that three steam railways will center there inside of three months. Personal Mention. Tbe work of making a cut in the bluff below Lincoln Park for the track of the through trains of the Atchison, Topeka and San I a Fe railroad, is pro gressing very rapidly. A large force of men is at work on the south side of the Arroyo Seco and another bridge will be ' built for these trains about half a mile I below the present bridge, which will be used by looal trains. The County Deputy Assessors will take the field to-morrow. Their instruc tions are to assess real property at sev enty-five per oent, of its selling value. It is needless to say that this assessment founded on the sales of the last six months will raise the valuation at leas' §10,000,000 in this county. With this increase iv valuation Los Angeles will be the second richest county in the State, and the rate of county taxation will be very low. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Arthur B. Chase, manager for Kdwin Booth, pre sented Frank W. Conant, treasurer of the Graud Opera House, a handsome sapphire scarfpin as a remembrance and as a token of his appreciation of the arduous duties so excellently performed by the reoipient. Mr. Chase has been the manager for Edwin Booth and for Barrett during their most auccessful tours, and is greatly pleased with his treatment by the people of Los Angeles. THEATRICAL. BEECHER IS DYING. The Celebrated Divine Stricken Down WITH A STROKE OF APOPLEXY. Though Resting Easy and Free of Pain His Recovery is Un hoped for. Associated Press Disposes to the Herald Nkw York, Maroh s.—Toe Rev. Henry Ward Beecher has had a stroke of apoplexy and now lies unconscious. Grave fears aro entertained by his family and friends that his labors as a pastor in this world have ended. His brother. Assistant District Attorney William C. Beecher, with his wife and Mrs. Beecher, were at the bedside of th* great clergyman all day to-day, com pletely overcunu with grief at bis con dition. He has always been in such good health, and was apparently so hale for his age, that they could hardly real ize that he was lying there in such a helpless condition. His attack came on so gradually that bis wife and son were uuable to realize the full extent of his illness. Between 2 and 3 o'clock yesterday morning Beeoher awoke and complained of being sick. His wife aro.e to get him some thing to drink, when be began to vomit and fell back upon his pillow, apparently exhausted. Io a short time he went to sleep and Mrs. Beecher concluded tbat he would feel better in a few bonrs. The first breakfast bell rang, but did not awaken him. The second btll nl-o passed unheeded. Mr*. Beecher had been up for some time and did not wish to disturb him, but, becoming alarmed, she made an ineffectual attempt to arouse him. She called her son and daughter-in-law. Beecher tried to S) eak to them but his voice was thick, and his articulation indistinct. Dr. W. E. Scarle, the family physician, was called in, who pronounced Mr. Beeoher quite ill, though he did not apprehend imme diate danger. During tbe day Beecher seemed to improve, aud hopes were en tertained tbat he would rally. Medi cine was given regularly, and every change was noted. This morning he ap peared to be worse, and it was dec ded io call Dr. W. A. Hammond, of New York, in consulta-ion with Dr. Searle. Before noon Beeeher again lapsed into unconsciousness, and he was in that .condition when Dr. Hammond reached tbe house. He assured tbe family that there was some hope and left shortly after 2 o'clock. Colonel Beecher said to-night tbat his father did not seem to suffer any pain, and that, when roused, he seemed to recognizs him and Mra. Beeoher. His articulation was too in distinct to be understood. At 11 o'clock to-night Beecher was slightly better, and he appeared to be leas drowsy. Rev. Dr. Talrnage and all the prominent members of Beeoher's church have called at the house. Beeeher, by pointing to his bead, indi cated that he was suffering there most. Bulletins were issued throughout the day and evening, bnt later Dr. Searles said that no more bulletins would be is sued during the night unless the preach er was found to be dying. He did not think there would be any change before morning. At 11 o'clock tho house waa closed. At 8:45 to-night Dr. Searle said that the condition of Bsecher was un changed, but that he was not expected to die before morning. News Notes. A "COON" HUNT. Troubled Times lv tbe Colored Quarter*. Early last evening Fred Smith started out on a still hunt for game. With a keen eye for points and an un erring scent he soon got on the trail of a lot of "coons" who were shaking dice in Myer's place on Los Angeles street, be tween First and Requena stieets, and calling Officer Bosqui to his aid pro ceeded to run his game to eai th. Prior to the "killing" Officer Smith had arranged with one of his agents to let him iv upou a given signal, and station ing Officer Bosqui where be oould pre vent the escape of the game, he crept sil-ntly and carefully into the back yard, up to tbe back door, gave the sig nal and the bdt being withdrawn walked in aud declared his iutentions. Finding they were treed the "coons" gave them selves up and marched into the oity prison, a jolly and unabashed crowd. Among those present were the illustrious George Washington, tbe renowned John Brown, the übiquitous John Doe, the poet Bums, Lord Campbell, C Raymond, Jno. Johnson, L. Johnson and H Friek. Meet of these historical characters had no difficulty in liuding $20 for bail, but some were given the freedom ot tne prison for the night. Hardly had matters quieted down than word was sent to the prison that a fight was in progress at "Brown's," another rendezvous for the colored inhabitants, and Officers Fred Smith and Bosqui and Chief Skinner proceeded to tbe locality, but were unable to procure witnesses and therefore made no arrests. Missionary to China. Mrs. Jo sic Peal-Campbell, the wife of the late Rev. A. M. Campbell, daugh ter of Judge Peal, well known to moat of our older citizens, and sister-in-law of Mr. J. M. Elliott, has been duly ap pointed by tbe M. E. Church South, * missionary to China, and will sail for Hong Kong at an early day. Mrs. Campbell is a ladj of brilliant intellect aßd generous heart, well suited to the difficult work upon which she is to en ter, and to which she has consecrated her natural life. The services at Trin ity Chuioh, on Fort street, both morn ing and evening, will have reference to tbe departure of Mrs. Campbell, who ia a communicant there. The evening services will partake of the nature of a i leavetaking. We wiah her many happy aud useful years in her great work. Colonel Woodford's Lectures. j Colonel George Woodford will till the following appointments the coming weak: Boyle Heights, Monday, Maroh 7th; Glendale, Tuesday, March Btb; Highland Park, Wednesday, Maroh Oth; Compton, Thursday, Maroh 10th; Uni versity of Los Angeles, Saturday, Maroh. 12th; Long Beach. Sunday morning. Maroh 13th; Eaat Los Angeles, Sunday evening, Maroh 13th. Surveyors are now engaged in locating a line for a dummy railway from East Los Angeles to Gleudale. NO. 135.