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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
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.
Total amount apportioned, §97,319 3S
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$1,011 90; 11,061 90
210 78i 280 76
i 465 66 615 15
224 511 161 67
173 21i 205 70
J 2,192 6 1 2,242 64
' 1.074 45 1,124 45
j 1,722 15 1,172 15
| 865 95 915 95
191 99 226 55
2'2 64 249 49
j 371 15, 421 16
462 89' 512 89
323 27 261 36
320 84 358 60
217 01 254 35
220 01 259 91
I 1,390 65 1,140 68
231 41 270 34
339 87 289 87
1,690 80 1,740 20
I 6 8 05! 738 05
229 53 1 268 25
198 251 233 60
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i 1,886
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• 1,704 67
I 469 «0
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; S82 93
J 337 75
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, 231 41
629 94
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i 1,107 75
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i 564 30
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I 3,077 30
I 882 94
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U 1,297 85
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I 316 00
I I 810 90
3| 235 69
9 1,146 95
4 767 94
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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.
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