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VOL. XXVI. ON THE RAIL. A Train Falls Through a Trestle IN A RAGING TORRENT BELOW. Several Persons Lose Their Lives and Their Prop erty. Assoolated Press Dispatches to the Heralb St. Lodis, Match 6.—The railroad ac cident on the Iron Mountain Railway, near DeSoto, Mo., which was very briefly referred to lato last night, while not at all unusual in regard to the fatal casualties, proves to have been quite re markable in respect to several ciroum" stances which attended it. It occurred at Victoria, thirty miles south of here, a little after 10 o'clock, and was occa sioned by tho giving way, under the train, of a trestle which crossed the Joachim creek nt that point. The (rain was the Texas express, and con sisted 'of baggage, express and mail cars, a smoker, two passongcr coaches and four sleepers, carrying about one hundred and thirty passengers. A heavy rain had fallen all day and tho creek was much swollen. At Hemutite, the first station this side of the trestle, the engineer received orders to ruu cautiously, as the nin had beeu heavy und the crock was over its banks. Engineer Kelly says he rau slowly be youd that point and both ho ami his liremau, William Hach, watched the track very carefully. As he approached the trestle Kelly observed that the track was entirely struight and level, showing nothing wrong, and he went nn without the slightest fear or hesitation; hut when his engine reached about tho middle of the trestlo he felt the whole structure sinking beneath him. In an instant he opened ihe valve operating the airbrakes full width and brought the train to so quick a stop that the front end of oue of the cars was crushed in by the sudden shook. This saved the coaches, but tho baggage, mail, express and smoking cars went iuto the raging torrent below, carrying with them all ou board. Engineer Kelly and tireman Hach weut down with the engino and were submerged iv the flood. Kelly, in his strug gles to free himself, found that one of his feet was hold fast, but at the same instant, aud just as he realized that be must drown, the engine turned over, his foot was released and he came to the surface. Seizing a passing log, he clung to it desperately and was swept down the torrent and lodged against a tree, 150 yards below, with scarcely strength enough to move. He clasped his legs and arms around the limbs of tho tree, became un conscious aud was not restored until two or three hours afterward. He bad been taken from the tree and kindly cared for in a house in Victoiia. His face and head were severely cut, two of his toes cut from one of his feet, and he was badly bruised in various parta of his body. He will ieover. FirtminHac'u was carried about 500 yards down the stream, lodged in a mass of brush or drift, and was rescued soon after the flood subsided. The postal car was swept away some distance aud as the water rushed through it from end to end the mail was literally washed out and it is now scat tered over miles of territory or embed ded in the mud of the creek. It is re garded as a total loss, the whole of it being completely soaked and the addresses of tho letters obliterated. Postal clerks McCullough, Shatter and Ryan were badly bruised and almost drowned, und being stripped for work, they lost all their clothe?, their geld watches and about §250 in moDey, which were carried away by the flood. The smoker, which is said to have contained some twenty persons, was swept down about 300 feet below the trestle, but all its occupants are be lieved to have beeu saved. They suc ceeded in getting outside of the car and clung to its top until they were rescued. There is some dpubts about the baggage man and express messenger being saved, but later dispatches from the wreck say tbat no train men were lost. The cause of the unprecedented flood is believed to have been a cloudburst, which took plaoe late in the oveniug and filled the creek, which runs between rugged hills for miles, so full that it be came a raging torrent with a current of over twenty miles per hour and swept everything before it. A full list of the casualties cannot be obtained, but, aside 'rom Henry Byron, of Jamestown, N. V., who was fouud drowned in the smoker, and Byrnes, a brakeman, who had a foot dislocated, no one other than those mentioned above were in any way seriously injured. Nearly one-half of those iv the smoker lost their clothes, they being torn from their persons, either in getting out of the oar or by the rushing water through which they were dragged ashore by means of a rope. A farmer named An drew White, of Biiley's Station, did heroic work in saving passengers. He swam several tines to the smoker, and each time returned with one of the unfortunates who were clinging to the roof of the car. Several of the passengers in the sleepers also aided ma terially in the work. Conductor Guion, of tbe train, and all of the train crew labored like Trojans in rescuing those on the oar. Tbe mail is said to have been the largest ever sent over the road, and the losses will fall heavily on this city, where about three-quarters of the matter originated. An express package, with out address or anything on it by which it can be identified, containing $37,000, was found to day, and it is not unlikely that others will be discovered in the bed of the creek or in the woods. Cleaned from Onr Exchanges In Southern California. Oar people are up and siirring, and will show to the world that Colton leads the van in producing Ihe finest oranges, limes and lemons 'grown on this mun dane sphere. This is probably the most severe season for frosts and "cold snaps" that has ever been known in California, and in the face of this well-known fact, on the 12th day of March we propose to make an exhibit of Col ton's citrus fruits; no other sec tion of glorious California would pre aumo for a moment to make this an nouncement, but to show what Bsu Ber nardino county can do. Colton comes to the front. Our terrace lands know nor recognize any distinction or differ ence between one sejsou and another, as the years pass by. Tho citrus fruit of 18S7 comparea favorably in quality, quantity and flavor with that of ISSG, or any previous year. Mr. John Hust's hall has been secured as tbe place to make the Colton citrus exhibit, and already the proprietor, who has kindly donated the hall and thrown in his services, besides, ia fixing the hall for tho display. The fruit growers are in motion, and Colton will make a showing on the 12th day of this month that will be a credit to her and San Bernardino county. Arrangements have been made with tbe railroad companies for round trip tickets from Los Angeles to the Colton Citrus Fair, on the 12th of this month, for $2 50, other points on the roads at proportionately less prices. The excur sion train will leave Las Angeles at 8:30 o'clock A. M.; returning will leave Col ton nt 10 p. St., after the grand display of lire works and the breaking up of the dance.—[Semi Tropic. The Herald says: Wm. Bush is build ing a neat cottage residence on Ross and Third streets. L. L. West has one go ing up adjoining. Thomas Harris has commenced work upon the two-story frame hotel opposite the packing-house and a few steps from the depot. It will cost $7000. A wind mill, tower aud tank havo been com pleted. Two dwelling houses are going up on Ihe Evans tract, adjoining Gardner's. D. F. Witmer is just finishing up four tenement houses on the extension of Church street, just off Maiu. Dan Evans is building a house oppo site W. H. Titcheual's on French street. J. G. Walker is building a house for C. W. Bowers, upon tho Blee tract. Ira Chandler's elegant residence on Main street is nearly finished. Another dwelling is going up on the Fruit tract, just off East Fifth street This whole traot will soou be covered with nice residences. We hear that reports are in circula tion in the city of Los Augeies that there are quite a number of smallpox cases iv Santa Ana. Suoh reports are false. Not a single case of smallpox has been known here. Tbo plan for the new bank building of the First National Bank of Santa Ana has been drawn by Major Warner, and presents a handsome exterior finish. A large plateglass window will occupy a good portion of the lower front of the building, which will be occupied by the bank. The building is to be two sto ries, of brick and irou, and will be an ornamental structure. About the Ist of April work will begin. Burning of at Flouring; mill. St. Paul, March 6 —A special to the Pioneer Press from Hudson, Wis., says: The extensive flonring.mill plant of O. Barkhart, north of this oity, burned this morning. Loss, $100,000. The mill was valued at $40,000; insurance, $17,000. The elevator and warehouse were valued at $40,000; insured for $22,500. In the elevator were 35,000 bushels of wheat. A number of smaller buildings were burned. The owner will rebuild at once. _ , ' Menoiors Woiklng for Brooks. San Francisco, Maroh'6.—A Call's special to-night from Washington says : Senators Hearst aud Stanford called upon the President this morning in the inter est of J. Marion Brooks, whose nomina tion to be District Attorney for the Southern Distriot of California was not noted on by the Senate before adjourn ment. They asaured the President that if be would renominate Brooks, he would be confirmed at the next term of Con gress. A Transcontinental Copper Tele graph Wire. An Interesting Boat Race at Elite Rink Poet Costa, March 6.—The Western Union Telegraph Company successfully laid their new cable between here and Benicia to day, under tho direction of Mr. Davis, Superintendent of Telegraph Construction. Thia cable completes the copper wire constructed between San Francisco and Chicago by the Western Union, whioh is the first one ever con structed across the continent. The new wire will be worked by the Whcatstone Automatic system. SEEKING TO REACH NEW YORK. Senator Williams Interviews the President in tho Interest of tlie Victorious Jaguavin Sax Francisco, March o.—At the Oakland Baseball Park this afternoon, Jaguarine, the swordswoman, defeated Captniu E.N. Jennings in a mounted sword contest and a passage-at-arms on foot, scoring twelve points to her oppo nents, nine. The contest was witnessed ed by a large crowd. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald Philadelphia, March 6.—A.raoe took place at the Elite Rink last night which had ten starters ond iv which the best previous American record was beaten by all three of the men who fin ished. The raco was won by Peter Hegelman, who covered twenty miles in two hours, torty-one minutes and thirty-two seoonda. The best previous American record for twenty-five miles was two hours forty-nine minutes nnd twenty-seven seconds, by D. Donovan, at Providence, in August, 1879. SEEKING NEW OUTLETS. The Atchison, Tepeka and Santa Fe Trying to Itcach New York. New York, March 6.—The Btpreu' Trenton special says: The Atchison, To peka and Santa Fc Railroad wishes to cross Now Jersey aud Arthurakill to Statfrn Island and thus reach New York. The Baltimore and Ohio is in the secret and more or less interested. Maps and plans have been prepared and arrange ments have been made for obtaining the necessary terminal facilities from the Staten I-land Rapid Transit Company. Where the new road proposes to enter aud cross the State is unknown, but it will not be by way of Philadelphia. The connection of the road with the Baltimore and Ohio may oause the Atch ison to use the tracks and leases of tho latter as far as possible. As uear as can be ltarued the road will come into tho State over the Reading, as far as Bound Brook. Thence it may go to Perth Amboy over tracks that w ill bo laid by the Baltimore and New York road. It has tho right of way from a point near Bound Brook. The Atchison road his arranged to start traffic to and from New York this way by 1888. Surveyors have been quietly at work for some weeks. It was part of tbe plan to get everything in shape and know exactly what is wanted before the Legislature is appealed to. Tho legisla tive snd of the matter, thus far, has been conducted with great secrecy. NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES. INTEBSTATE COMMISSION. The Appointment of a Member From This Coast Asked. Washington, March 6.—Senator Wil liams called upon the President yester day, and made a final appeal for the ap pointment ot a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from the Pacific Coast. He said it made no difference whether a Republican or a Democrat was selected for the plaoe, as long as a good man was chosen. He represented to Cleveland the vital interest that tho people of the Pacilio Coast have in the administration of this law, being at the extreme end of the long haul, und he urged him in strong terms to select oue Commissioner to represent the interest of California. The President snii that he was afraid to go to California for a Commissioner, there being so much contention there in relation to the appointments. Mr. Williams assured the President that there was no conten tion iv the Republican party relatively to the appointment of a Commissioner, and he believed that whatever differences had existed iv tho Democratic party were now healed. He would guaruntee that there would be no grumbling over any reputable man selected from tbe Pacific Coaat. Mr. Cleveland gave no intimation of his intention to choose a Commissioner from that section. Mr. Williams invited the President to visit California this summer, and he replied that he had thought of mnking the jour ney, but did not know whether he would be able to do bo. THE WHEAT CHOP. Favorable Beports from the It heut-t.ro wing States. Santa Ana. The following were the exports from the Santa Ana station for the week end ing March sth: Eggs, 106 case', 6300 pounds; fowls, 3 coops, 490 pounds; oranges, 3144 boxes, 241,870 pounds; limes, 376 boxes, 7480 pounds; honey, 292 cases, 39,260 pounds; wine, 8 cars, 188 710 pounds; hides and pelts, 4600 pounds; nursery stock, 5 packages, 860 pounds; apples 5 barrels, 600 pounds; onions, 15 sacks, 1260 pounds; wine, 15 barrels, 7090 barrels; household goods, 1780 pounds; general merchandise, 18, --470 pounds. Total, 517,600 pounds. The Standard says: Tho taking of testimony ia the contested election case of Lynch vs. Vaudeverwill be a oig job as Mr. Lynch has summoned over a hun dred witnesses. From reading the state ments of both parties ia the case we believe that Mr. Lynch haa a strong case as a matter of law, and if his statement be true he will have no difficulty in securing his seat to which we believe he is justly entitled. The fact that nearly 200 Democrats were really disfranchised in Los Angeles by the Clerk failing to print their names npoo the Great Reg ister will be the strongest point in tbe case, and upon that point we believe the caso will turn. CnicAOO, March 7.—The following is tho crop summary to be printed in this week's issue of the Farmers' Sevieiv: Thus far reports from the winter wheat belt indicate that the crop is emerging from the winter in better shape than last year. The crop is not assured from resulting damage of storms and bad weather, and still has to pass through a critical period, but as a whole the out look mu3t be regarded aa more favorable than it was in the beginning of March of last year. The extremely mild weather of the opening days of last week waa followed by cold weather, causing some injury in Illinois and iv Indiana. Twenty-three Illinois counties this week report the wheat as looking well, while in Brown, Johnson and White counties injnry is reported. Thirteen counties in Indiana make very favorable returns. In Michigan and Wisconsin the outlook ia reported as very favorable. Nearly all the Wisconsin fields have had an ample snow covering since last Novem ber. The weather has been unfavorable in Ohio. The season is well advanced in Missouri and apring plowing has com menced. There is no change in the tenor of the reports from Kansas. Fully one-half of the counties report a very poor outlook for wheat. Anaheim. Tbe Gazette says: There will be a meeting of stockholders of the Anaheim Sticet Car Company held at Krecger's Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock at which it is hoped every stockholder will be present. The cars have been in operation since Tuesday, and have already proved a great convenience and are well patron ized. There is little doubt that when the new railroad is ia operation the street cars will pay handsomely and be remun erative to stockholders. The people of Anaheim are having a grand time hunting rabbits, as the fol lowing from the Gazette will show: "In compliance with arrangements No. 2. we have organized a rabbit drive for Saturday, February 26th. "General Orders No. I.— ColonelS. L. Chilson, Commander of Cavalry, to meet at Browning's at 10 a. m., to immediate ly take the field with a battalion of boyß and dogs, with good horses, fully armed with a horn and club, supported by Chas. Stove, First Lieutenant. Captain W. J. f niith takes command of the Masked Batteries, supported by Lieu tenant D. M. Baker on the left. Lieu te lants Lovering and Field have com mand of artillery on the left. "By command of Brigadier-General, "F. H. Kkith. "\V. R. Hakkkk, Ass't-Adjut. General." The West Virginia Legislature Convened. Charleston, W. Va., Marsh 6.— Governor Wilson will to-morrow issue his proclamation reconvening the Legis lature of this State on the third Wednes day of April next, to consider the appro priation of public money for various purposes. The Governor does not refer to the election of the United States Sen ator, but it ia believed that there will be au election, as the work called for cannot be oecomplised before the second Tuesday after the meeting. Senator Kenna arrived here from Washington to-day and says there is no doubt that the Legislature will have to elcet a Sen ator at its special session notwithstand ing that Governor Wilson thinks other wise.) MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 7. 1887. EASTERN. Decease of Mrs. ! Cleveland's Grand mot her. Detroit, Morch 6.—Ml*. Ruth H. Harmon, 75 years of ege, mother of Mrs. Folsom and grandmother to Mrs. Grover Cleveland, died at Jackson, Mich., at 10 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Folsom was with her for Bpme tune pre vious to her death, and the President and Mrs. Cleveland are expected to at tend the funeral. Mrs. Harmon will be buried at Batavia, N. Y. A Prominent K. st L. Dead. Philadelphia, Maroh 7.— William Coke, one of the seven men who organ ized the Knights of Labor, died to-day of failure of the heart's action, aged 63 years, Death 'of Mrs. Beck. • Pacific Coast. Washington, March (j.—Mrs. Beck, wife of Senator Beck, died in this city this evening. A Fruit Vessel Wrecked. Camden, N. J., March 6.—lt is stated that a steamer bound for northern ports has been wrecked off the New Jersey coast, during the storm of Thursday last. The ooean beacb, between Barne gat inlet and Shaside Park, is strewn with wreckage. Southern fruits and early vegetables, in orates and barrels, are washing ashore in the surf. A Bark Given Up for Lost. Philadelphia, March 6.—Tho Italian bark Corlotto, hence for Queenstown, eighty-eight days out, has been given up as lost by her consignees. She carried a cargo of wheat valued at $26,000, and had a crew of twelve men. Demise of Commodore Lull. Hartford, Conn., March 6.—ln formation has beeu received by relatives in this city of the death, yesterday of Commodore E. P. Lull, of tbe United States Navy at Pensacola Naval Station. Tlia Union Bays: Bayard T. Smith is having plans made for a fine residence ou the Woodbpry tract. F. L. Roehrig is the architect, nnd we understand it will be one of the finest buildings in Pasadena, A lot opposite the South Pasadena aehoolhouse" has been donated by Dr. Raab f6r a library and reading-room, aud he proposes to add $100 to this gift, provided a building to cost not less than $1000 is erected upon tbe lot. This ia a generons offer that the people cf South Pasadena should be prompt in accepting by immediately subscribing tbe sum re quired to build. Mr. Tebbelts, of the Independent, hied him away to tbe coast metropolis and married last week. He and his bride arrived home on last Saturday's steamer. When Tebbetts came down tbo gangplank holding bis new wife with one arm and carrying a large-sized baby wagon under the other, the boys undertook to joke him, but the old gen tleman settled them by quoting a famous passage from Washington's farewell ad dress, when the Father of his Country ad vised his countrymen to prepare for war in peace.—Santa Barbara Herald. ■ The totals for the month of February are greater than for any provious month in the history of tho colony. Improved property, 118 i acres, ono town lot, $61,000; unimproved, 535 acres, 34 town lots, $208,770; 78 transfers, 653J aorea, 35 town lota. $269,770. Nearly $10,000 per day I We thought January beat the record, but tho totals then were 73 transfers, 485 acres, 37 town lots, $193, --365. If thia showing doesn't indicate something like a boom, wo don't kuow what does.—[Record. Oranoe, March 3, 1887. The following freight was forwarded from here during the week ending Feb ruary 26, 1887. Oranges, 641 boxes, 38,800 pounds; eggs, 27 cases, 1880 pounds; poultry, 1 coop, 160 pounds; raisins, 1123 boxes, 26,110 pounds; merchandise, 1800 pounds; nursery stock, 3671 packages, 48.290 pounds; household goods, 1 car, 20,000 pounds. Total, 135,240 pounds. B. C. Coons, Agent,—[Orange Tribune. A new company, under the name of the "Santa Barbara Development Com pany," has been incorporated with a caoilal of $500,000, divided into 5000 shares. W. N. Hawley takes 1600 shares; A. N. Towne, 200 shares; 8. W. Backus, 100 shares; W. A. Hawley, 50 shares and T. 8. Hawley, 50 shares, making $200,000 actually subscribed.— [Herald. Girlish-looking toilets are made of oream-oolored lace over surah, with belt and bretelles of ruby, pale blue or golden brown velvet. Others are made of white embroidered India silk, with Madonna waist, having a half low round ing neck, with white crtipe Usee folds as a garoiture to the edge. At Ihe belt is a silver girdle, with a large cluster of white roaes and maidenhair fern thrust through with stems showing far below the belt.-[N. Y. Post. "Making haste slowly" seems to be the motto of tbe railroad company. The road bed has been completed to this place for several days, but there seems to be a hitch in the work of lay ing ties and rails. Last week we were informed that an ample supply of the latter had been received at Newhall to finish the road into town, and that by the present date the scream of the fiery and untamed iron-horse would be awak ening the echoes herabouts. But such is not the caae, tbe ties and rails are un laid for several miles out of town and we have not beard any soreaming or screeching yet. We shall not submit any more prediction on the subject. The railroad may come in to town now whenever it feels like it.—[Ventura Democrat. W. D. Gclette and W. E. Ward, regis tering from Oakland, have been in Escon dido divers nnd aundry times recently, and it has finally leaked out that they are connected with the Southern Pacific Railway Company. In point of fact, Mr. Oelette bol a a position next to that of Cnief Engineer of that road. Their exact business here can only be sur mised, but of oourse it haa bearing on the proposed extension of the Southern Pacific through Eaoondido. If it is right of-way the company is after, it need have no fears about getting across both Esoon dido and San Marcos, free of expense. —[Escoudido Times. Exchanges for the Week. Boston, March 6.—The managers of the leading clearing-house of the United | States report total gross exchanges for I the week ending March 5, 1887, to bo $1,054,839,506, increaae 0.3. THE REAPER. The Leaders of the Eust chuk Revolt Shot. CONSUL-GENERAL HEAP DEAD. The Truth About the Topolobampo Told—Unfit for Human Beings. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbald. Rcstciii-k, March 6. —Nine officers and civilians concerned in the recent re volt were shot here this morning. The soldiers will be tried to-morrow. Death of a ConsuLUeneral, Constantinople, Maroh 0 —Mr. G. Harris Heap, the United States Consul- General here, died this morning. A HULL UPON EARTH. This Is Topolobampo, According to the Beport of Colonists. Benson, March 6.—L. H. Hawkins, the attorney of the Topolobampo Colony, with his family, Mr. Eaton, one of the, directors, with his family, and Mr. Tur ner arrived here this evening just from Topolobampo. They all unite iv saying tbat every statement made by Owen about the oountry and the harbor is false; that lands cannot be irrigated for less than $400,000; that smallpox prevails there at all seasons of the year, and that many colonists have died from it. Mr. Hawkins lost his oldest boy from that disease. A patient who died there from smallpox was thrown to the sharks, and his parents were not notified of his death till the following day. Poisonous in see's and reptiles abound, and the in habitants of that portion of Sinaloa all say that even an Indian cannot live at Topolobampo during six months of the year. The colonists have no shelter but tents, and the hospital is made of mud. The climate is very unhealthy at the bay and tbe heat intense, oitcn register ing 100 degrees during the mouth of February. Pasadena. Snowing in Canada. Montreal, March 6.—lt has been snowing hard here all day. Tbe Cana dian Pacific train due this morning ia snowed up between this city and Ottawa. Tbe westward-bound train on the Grand Trunk railroad is also snowed up near St. Annis, a short distauce west of here, American trains arrived an hour late. The line is clear between here and Quebec. THE FATAL HUEDAMP. Fifty Dead Bodies Drawn from ((nsregson Colliery. Brussels, Maroh 6.—A dispatch from Mons says that fifty dead bodies, all ter ribly burned, have brought to the sur fuce at the Qnaregnon colliery, in which nn explosion of firedamp occurred yes terday. King Leopold has sent a sum ;of $2000 to be distributed amonrr the I families of the victims. ! Explosion of a Dynamite Cart ridge. Paris, March 6.—lt is semi-officially denied that General Boulanger intends to visit the northeast frontier. A dyna mite cartridge was exploded in an iron foundry at Bsea'cro* to-day by some miscreant. The building waa damaged. No arrests have been made. steamer Movements. London, March 6 — The steamer Chicago from New York, February 21st, for New Cistle, and Jane Brey del from New York, February 22d, for Antwerp, passed the Lizard, March Gth. Bennett at Penang. London, March 6.—Jamet Gordon Bennett's yacht Namouoa has arrived at Penang. Bennett is on board. An Editor Married. Sales at Ontario. Orange Depot Report. A little eight-year-old miss, named Helen, a few days ago went on a visit to her grandmother in the country. She became sad after a while because her mother was away. The grandmother tried to console missy by telling her that hi r auntie would Boon arrive; "sad then," she added, "your little heart will be patched up." This cobbler's business did not give the expected comfort to Helen, as she replied like a flash: "Yes, but auntie will slay only one day and then the patch will wear off 1" A New Company. I have a true story which is worth the tolling. Last Sunday a young clergy man from a you i g congregation preached by exchange to a congregation whioh is oue of the serene, old-fashioned, undis turbed sort, where the rising genera tion's undoubted human nature is allowed for in a quiet and sensible way. The visiting clergyman remained to the Sunday School, aud after the exercises were about half finished he rose to moke a little speech, "I know that you are an enterprising Sunday-school," he said, "because I see you have so many new books. I know that you are a happy Sunday-school, be cause I see so many smiling faces around me. And I know that yon are a gener ous Sunday-school, because tbat iittle boy over there by the long pew door offered me a peanut as I oame in." The attention of the assembly was instantly directed to the little boy, who began to snicker uncontrollably to himself. 'Well, what's the matter, my little man?" said the cleagyman. "You are not sorry you offered me the peanut, are you?" "Did you think that was a peanut I gave you?" asked the little boy, still snickering violently. "Why, yes; wasn't il?" "No-o-o! 'twas only a shell !"—[Burdetto. Come When It Feels Like It. The Supreme Court Vacancy. The Fresno Expositor says: The matter of the vacancy created in the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Morrison, then came up for discussion and on motion a committee consisting of J. M. Cory and N. L. F. Riohman was appointed to memorialize Governor Bartlett to fill the vaoaucy by appoint ing a Judge from Southern California, and to supplement the recommendations of Les Angeles bar, etc.; when made, and endorse their nominee. Judge Sullivan, of San is spoken of in connection with the Su preme Court Judgeship made vacant by Judge Morrison's desth. We object. The appointee should come from South ern California. Encouraging. FOREIGN. HIGGINS AND BUCKLEY. The Two Great statesmen Meet and Shake Hands. Sacramento was thrown into a fer ment last Thursday when Mr. Buckley met Mr. Higgins in the lobby of the Senate and publ ely took his band. The salute waa performed with as much cere mony as attended the meeting of tbe monarch! on the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Mr. Higgins was leaning against the cigar stand outside the Senate chamber talking to a clergyman, who was en deavoring to enlist bis sympathies in favor of a bill to abolish picnics on Sun day, when Mr. Rainey, who has some business in Sacramento in connection with the San Francisco Fire Depart ment, approached and asked for a brief audience. Mr. Higgins removed his left ear from the possession of the religions lobbyist and extended it to his secular rival. Mr. Rainey whispered a dozen words, and nodding assent Mr. Higgins walked a few steps into the Senate lobby. A moment later Mr. Buckley emerged from the Sergeant-at-Arms' room, ad vanced six steps towards him, and halted. Mr. Higgins measured the distance be tween them with his eye, and then walked to a spot exactly midway be tween them. Mr. Buckley spoke to the gentleman on whose arm he was leaning, and then they walked over to Mr. Higgins. Mr. Buckley extended his hand about twelve inches, and Mr. Higgins moved his right digits forward exactly the same distance. Mr. Buckley extended bis hand six inches further. Mr. biggins did tbe same, and their hands touch. Each took a moderate grip of the other, and the whole Senate paused in its labors, while seven news paper correspondents made a hasty dash for the telegraph office, to get the first news over the wires that Buckley and Higgins had at last bridged the chasm. A Senator, his voice so choked with emotion as to be almost inaudible, moved a recess, but no one had suffi cient presence of mind to second the motion. All hands were absorbed in the scene. Even the hands of the clock pointed downward at the united states men. Dr. May, who has a $25,000 Yosemite appropriation and $1000 raise of salary bill, smiled so broadly that the points of his sidewhiskers waved over tho tips of his ears. Ex-Senator Cross, who is vainly try ing to lobby through the Bancroft (and Cross) relief job, rubbed his hands and chuckled so heartily that the topa of his pantaloons ascended until three inches of yellow hosiery were visible between them and his low cut shoes, Senator Clunie grabbed his Eight Hour Car-Drivers' bill and made a d ish for the lobby to congratulate tbe united statesmen, and Moffitt, the note writer from Alameda, thought of whitewash and hugged himself for joy. In the meantime the hands of the statesmen were clasped, and the awe stricken Senators conld see by the movements of their lips that they were talking. The crowd in the lobby grew larger and larger. The lemonade-drinkers in the well fell in heaps on the stairs in their efforts to reach the scene of the reconciliation. Three of Governor Birt lett's brother's brothers-in-law got jammed in the doorway and had to be pulled out by the Sergeant-at-Arms. "What's up, Rainey," asked an excit ed San Francisco book agent, who is lobbying against the distribution of the Slate textbooks. "Nothing much," answered Rainey, calmly. "Jim Gannon is sick at Hig gin's place, and Buckley seat me to ask Higgins if it would be agreeable for hi... to call on him. Bill said 'certainly,' and went off to give him a personal invita tion."—[San Franoisoo Call. Downey's Depot Surroundings. The Downey Review publishes the fol lowing: Unfortunately tbe town of Downey is located upon the very worst portion of Los Nietos valley. In addition to this discouraging feature, the railroad com pany owns several blocks adjoining their line between ihe depot and our town, which, of course, will remain unoccupied for some time to come. The railroad lands happen to be lower than the adjacent country for a mile or bo around, and serves as a very convenient receptacle for all the waste water Ihe community affords, causing artificial lakes to stand almost the year round. The appearance of that portion of town, we are sorry to say, is anything but inviting. The view to those passing on the railroad is not picturesque and is a standing disgrace to our valley. One half mile in any direotion from Downey may be found the finest fruit and farm ing seolions in California, and the mud hole around the depot is but a burlesque upon the rich country lying on all sides. The malarial aspect it wears need not alarm our visiting friends. There is no malaria here. A Missy's Troubles. The Small Boy. "Buck to Buffalo." Yesterday the Typographical Union of this city had an interesting meeting for the purpose of electing a delegate to the International Coavenlion to be held at Buffalo, N.Y., in June. The position is one of considerable honor and dis tinction and ia very desirable, aside from the faot tbat the local Union pays the expenses of the delegate. W. J. Buckingham, a popular typo, carried the election by a handsome majority. "Huok" had cards printed bearing a picture of a full-blown buffalo, with head and tail up. Tbe cry got to be "Buck to Buffalo," and alliteration proved more fortunate in his case than in that of the late Mr. Blame. The Amende Honorable. There seems to be lit lo cause for alarm in the wild reports circulated con cerning the alleged prevalence of smalls pox in Los Angeles. The editor of this paper spent two days in Lns Angeles this week, and while there investigated this matter pretty thoroughly and found that the case had been very much ex aggerated. Quite a number of coses of measles were reported and several mild oases oi varioloid, but no out and out esses of smallpox. There seems to have been an attempt made to misrepresent Los Angeles in this respect by some per son or. persons who are jealous of the immense boom that city is now enjoying in entertaining thousands upon thou sands of excursionists and Eastern capi talists.—[Colton Semi-Tropic. News was received last night that the wife of Professor Stamm was in a dying condition. The unfortunate lady is at | Sierra Madre and her husband is in the East. INTO. 136. THE STRICKEN DIVINE. Beecher is Slowly Sinking FROM BLOOD ON THE BRAIN. A Fresh Hemorrhage will Er* hig Life—That Result Horn Jy Apprehended. Associated Press Dispatches to the HajßALsfc New Yobk, Maroh 6.—At 8 v'm. r Henry Ward Betober'.s condition re mained without any noticeable change. He Ss yet unconscious and is said to bo slowly sinking. He moves his right band occasionally. Beecher's eldest daughter, wife of the Rev. Samuel Scoville, of Stamford, Conn., arrived at the bona* on Saturday night, with her husband and two children. Other members of ta* family in tbe house are Mr. Betoher'e eldest son, his wife and two daughters; and anothei ton, W. C. Beeoher and has wife, who live at Columbia. The other son, Herbert, who has been telegraphed for at San Francisco, is on the ocean be tween Portland, Oregon, and San Fran cisco. He is not expected to resob New York'in time to see bis father alive. Long before daylight this morning it was noticed that many more pnraW were on the streets than was uiual ha the vicinity of Beecher's residence, aad by 8 o'clock there was quite a crowd eagerly looking at the first bulletins. At 9 o'clock the following bulletin wast is sued: "Beeoher ia about the same; a* change since last night." The first bul letin was signed by Doctor A. I. Bseries, the Beeoher family physician, and as it was posted on tbe door post, people crowded on the stoop to read it. There waa a feeling of thankfulness plainly visible on their countenances that the life of tbe illustrious divine was still spared and aa the day advanced th* throng on the aidewalka of Clarke and Hicks streets rendered the streets slmost impassable. In the crowd there were people of every station, from th* mil lionaire to the prosperous tradesman and the poor laborer. The expressions of sympathy and condolence that were heard on all sides are a powerful indies tion of the high esteem in whioh Ply mouth's pastor is held by all classes. During tbe morning scores of cstriages drove past tbe house, and the occupants of many alighted and walked tip to th* bulletin, while others left their cards with the attendant. Those who were more intimately acquainted were admitted in the house and made in quiries personally, but only the imme diate family were allowed in the sick chamber. There wt<, however, one ex ception made in tbe cose of Rev. De Witt Talmage, who was admitted into Beeeh t r's presence. At 11 o'clock the following bulletin was posted: "Professor W. Hulmuth, of New York, in consultation, freely con firms the opinion of the physicians that Beeoher is gradually failing. He may, however, live for Borne days." That all hopes was given np was plainly in dicated by this, snd the remark ef tbe Rev. Talmage, that "it is very serious," as he pasted out. The Rev. Halliday conducted the services at Plymouth Church this morning and the 11 o'clock bulletin was read to the eon grcgation. Tho effect of it was noticea ble on the congregation by the number of handkerchiefs in use and tbe stifled sobs of many. At the church of Dr. Talmage the scene after the reverend gentleman's prayer was almost as affect ing. A 2:30 f. h. this bulletin appeared: "No sign oi pain or consciousness tf any sort; death considered certain, bat at em indefinite time; probably to-day." Tbe condition of Beeoher was not ma terially changed dnring the day. He ia in a deep comatose state from which he cannot be aroused, and from which he will probably never rally. He is lyirg quietly, like one in tbe deepest sleep, and gives no indications of ruin or un easiness. His pulso varies from 90 te 100; at one time, for several hours, it intermitted two or three times in each minute,, but this evening it has re mained quite regular and quite hard and full. His temperature ranged from 100 to 100 A, and at present stands at lOOf: tbe respirations number about 30 to the minute; the extremities are equably warm; tbe face is flushed snd baa a somewha livid hue. He is un able to speak or swallow anything except small quantities of liquid wbich must be cautiously administered te pre vent choking. All of the three medical advisers are iv full and entire concord as to the nature and location of the disease, its present status, the remedial measures to be employed and the progress of the case. It is their opinion that the histo ry of to day confirms the opinion they have entertained from the beginning, that recovery is not to be hoped fir; that, though effusion of blood into tbe brain is now stopped, a fresh hemor rhage may at any time oconr and speedi ly end his life, which, however, is not likely to happen, so far as tbe present indications are to be trusted. His life may be spared yet several dayc— how long depends on his endurance end the strength of his constitution. Ne one, except Mrs. B°ccher and her chil dren, is allowed to visit the bedside. No further bulletin will be issued until Monday morning. At 11 o'clock Mr. Beecher's condition wss reported un changed, save for a gradual sinking to the inevitable end. General Horatio King left the housi at tbat hour, and expressed the opinion that Beeoher would die during the night or in the morning. Wm. B. Beeoher is reported to have expressed the opinion that his father would not be alive after 3 o'clock this morning. Many people anxiout to hear the latest news of the dying divine, are congregated on the sidewalk in front of his house. Helair McNelway, the man aging editor of the Brooklyn Bugle, says tbat preliminary steps were mik ing to celebrate the triple anniversary of events in Beecher's life. The cele bration was lo have taken place in Sep. tember, in Brooklyn Academy of Music. This is tho fiftieth year of Mr. Bsecher'a marriage, the fiftieth of his ordination to the ministry and the fiftieth of his paatorate of Plymouth church. Had the beloved pastor lived his congrega tion and friends would have celebrated these events in a big jubilee. Up to 3 a. m. no report has been hod from tbe Beecher residence. Doctor Hammond said to-night: "Beecher will never lie conscious again. There is ab solutely no hope. He may die in two hours and he may lost a couple of day* longer, bat his death is certain. Pas alysis of tho entire left aide i. now com plete; nothing rouses him. He lies in n> state of coma but suffers no pain, or at least is conscious of none. The patient is now merely a breathing machine. Practically he is a dead «"»** t