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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. EASTERN. An Excursionist's Fatal Fall from a Train. RACING YACHTS HEARD FROM. The Funeral of the Chicasro An archist's Wife Attended With No Disorder. As sociuted Press Disatches to tb* Hbbald, El Paso, Texas, March 13.—A fatal accident happened to J. N. Webster, one ot tho eastern excursionists, who ar rived here yesterday, en route for Cali fornia. Webster and his son-in-law, O. C. Macartney, of DesMoiues, lowa, occupied a berth together as far as Fort W r orth, where they gave up their sleep er and went into the smoking-car. Wheu the train reached Sierra Blanca, ninety miles from El Paso, Macartney discov ered that Webster was missing from the train. A telegram was sent back to the section-men to look for him. They ■found hitn ten miles east of Sierra Blanca, lying near the track. His arm was broken and he was nearly frozen. He was brought to El Paso and died to-day. He uai from Savannah, Mo., nnd was on a visit to his son-in-law, L. B. Wake field, 'president of the stock board of San Francisco. THE OCEAN RACE. The Dauntless Reported a Lit He Ahead, so far. New York, March 13. —Yesterday at 5 p. si., when off Fire island, the pilot boat David Carroll saw the yachts Coro net aud Dauntless going cast, ucder reefed sails, with the Dauntless one aud a-half miles ahead. The German steamer Marsala, from Hamburg, which arrived hero this forenoon, reports that on March 12, at 11 i>. Jt , in longitude 72 10' west, she passed a small schooner showing red and green night signals, bound to east ward. The steamer passed another small schooner about an hour before, but this one did not show any signals. The wind was light and northerly. The New York yacht club's night signals are red, green and white. TIRS. NEEBE'S FUNERAL. Not nr it list anding Pessimistic Pro vision!* it Passes Off Ckuietly. Chicago, March 13. —Extreme quiet marked the burial of Mrs. Neebe to-day. Fully forty thousand people shivered three hours in (he bleak winds, waiting for the obsequies of the noted anarchist's wife to commence, and were enly re warded by a sight of the procession, that, except iv size, differed only iv a few minor details from any ordinary funeral. Last evening the muster of the ceremonies estimated that 20,000 sympa thizers would be iv line. Whether Ihe absence of the anarchist widower damped the enthusiasm, or the fact that the po lice were taking extraordinary precau tious to quell any disorder, had a like effect, the demonstration fell far short of its promoters' predictions. Including persons in 177 carriages and buggies, there were probably 5000 souls in the cortege. The funeral ceremonies were held in Miller's hall, which, less tha i twelve hours before, had been the scene of a masquerade ball. Every vestige of the carnival trappings had, how ever, been carefully removed, and here and there were placarded printed appeals for contributions to the anarchist defense fund. The stage and gallery-niling were tastefully draped in black and white, and ranged before the footlights and arouud the coffin were floral emblems and potted plants in pro fusion. Nothing symbolical of religion was visible. After brief orations by •George Schilling and Paul Groppkan, the corpse was rendy for the hearse. Neither Captain Black nor Mrs. Parsons were present. Dr. Schmidt, a socialistic orator, who has been instrumental in rasing a large part of the anarchist de fense fund, sent a letter as a substitute for an address, which he was expected to deliver. The crowd carried a number of red flags, but they were carefully furled aud covered with black drapery, aud but .one band wae in attendance, 'STARVING INDIANS. Papooses Dying nt Their moth ers' Breast for Want of Food. Helena, Mont., March 13.—The Yel lowstone river, augmented by swollen mountain torrents, is still booming, and little progress, if any, bas been made towards repairing the washouts on the Northern Pacific, between Billings and ■Glendive, over which section no trains bave passed for several days. There are also extensive washouts east of Heron. No mail, express or passengers reached or left here since Thursday, und traffic cannot be resumed for several days. The ranges throughout tho terri tory are nearly bare of snow, and green grass, so much needed by gaunt cattle, is already making its appearance. Losses of stock this winter in northern Mon tana are fully 25 per cent., and in the southwestern portion it is considerably greater. Great destitution is reported among the Cheyenueß on tbe Rosebud and Tongue riveTs, owing to the improv idence of their agent in refusing to re ceive sufficient supplies for winter last fall and his bad management of the Indian beef cattlo. The depth of snow prevented the transportation of supplies since January, and flour and meat have been exhausted several weeks, during which time the Indians subsisted chiefly on cattle which died from starvation, and upon dead ponies. It is said that ten Indian children died because their moth ers were unabletogivethemrtourishment. THE OLD TALK. They Fooled IVHit a Uttn —One Fool Less. Salt Lake, March 13.—Four boys at Randolph, Utah, playing with a shotgun which they had found iv an empty house, snapped cap on the nipple once too often, and Frank l'earco received a cbarge which killed him instantly. Judge Geo. C. Snyder, a Califor nia '4i)-er, who returned here and joined tho Mormon cburoh, then with drew from it «ome years later, died at Park City on Friday. The VVeck'w Exchang-re. Boston, Maroh 13.—Tho managers of the leading clearing-houses of the United States report the total of gross ex changes for the week ending March 12, 1887, to be 1996,574,5*3—Ml increase of 13.9 per cent. A DAMNABLE OUTRAGE. The Business Part of a Town Burned by the Enemies of a Prohibitionist. Dktkoit, Moron 18, — A Howell speciul to the Free Press says: A little before midnight last night a fire wss discovered in F. Monroe's hardware store by a couple of young men who were passing at the lime. An explosion just then occurred by whioh the store was badly torn and the men knocked down. Iv a short time the entire row of business blocks on Grand River street, between Wiuans avenue and East street, three blocks on Wiuans avenue uud a row of frame buildings on East slreet, were in flames, saving Inwardi instead of outwards. Grconaway block was all tbat saved the remainder of tho business portion of tho town. Mr. Monroe is Chairman of the County Prohibition party committee, und a hard worker for the Prohibitionist amendment. The first of the mouth he received the fol lowing letter: Detroit, March I, 1887. To F. N. Monroe, Howell, Mich: But—l wish to inform you that you must stop your work in the causo of prohibition or we will burn you ont, root and branch. You may prepare for the worst as we are on your track. [Signed] Many Saloon Keepers. Prohibitionists consider this an ex planation of the cause of the fire. THE WHEAT AiKOP. Promising Outlook from the En tire Belt. CHICAGO, March 13.—The Farmer*' Review will print the following crop summary in this week's issue: The weather during the past ten days has been very favorable fur growing winter wheat aud reports from the entire wheat belt coniinue encouraging. Rains and light enows in Kansas are reported, lo have caused an improvement for growing grain in certain portions of that state and to have improved the general outlook, which was becoming discour aging. Iv some sectious of Michigan and Wisconsin the fields aro still pro tected with snow and nearly all of the reports from those two states continue to be favorable. In Ohio, Indiana, Illi nois and Missouii the reports indicate that the crop is in a very promising cou (UtioD, and unless subjected to freezing weather within tho next three weeks, promises to emerge from tho winter siege with unusually good prospects. Meeting of t.cncral Passenger Agent*. Washington, March 13. —The Na tional association of general passenger agents, composed of the heads of pas senger departments of nil the ptincipal railroads iv the United States aud Can ada, will hold its annual meeting at the Arlington hotel on March 15:h. The Interstate Commerce bill, it is said, will be and an unusually large attendance Ma expected. The yiresident will accord tbein a special reception on the 15th. Rlclt Strike in Jlotana. Helena, Mont., March 13.—A rich strike is reported in the West Granite, which is adjoining the famous Granite mine, near Phillipsburg. The Granite is one of tlie best producers of Montana and Iho West Granite has been tunneling for nn extension in thai lode. No further particulars are obtainable. Stock advanced sharply and little is ottered. If ouiiced. Washington, March I.3.—Public Printer Benedict la3t night discharged forty-tliree employe] of the government printing otiice, including thirty-three compositors, proof-readera and copy holders, five book binders and five girl assistants. Tbe reason a«sigi.ed for the dismissal was that a reduction ot ex penses was necessary. To Fill Becclicr's Pew. New Bedford, Mass., March 13.—1t is said on good authority that the Rev. Matthew C. Julien, pastor of the Unita rian church of this city, will receive a call from tbe Plymouth church, Brook lyn, to ii 11 tho vacancy caused by the death of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. A Youthful Parricide. New York, March 13.—Benjamin Lowenthal, a baker aged 'JO years, shot his father to-night, while the latter was abusing the boy's young sister. BEAL ESTATE BOOM.INU. Llvcrmore betting Kendy for n Ken] Brink California Doom. They Make a Three-Tliou sand-Dollar Haul IN A TEXAS RAILROAD OFFICE. The Express Messenger Compelled, with a Revolver at His Head, to Open the Sate. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. St. Louis, March 13.—A special from Coleman, Texas, says: About 3:50 o'clock this morning tho Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe ruilroad office here was the scene of a "hold up," resulting in tbe loss to the express, the railroad and the employes of over $3000. James Muse, express messenger; Henry Brer.n, night operator, and tv o men were in the depot. Muse had occasion to go cut about 3:40 o'clock and came running back and said. "Some one is robbing tho oili je." The parly started to the cars, when Breeu told Muse to rHu back to get something to shoot with. Aluse went back towards tbe depot to get a six-hooter, when three men jumped from the door of the depot, placed a sixshooter in his fnco und told him to open the depot. With Ihe re volver under his ear Muse opened the safe, and the robbers got three express packages, one of $2500, another of §300, aud a third of $60 of tbe railroad money, tlie pocketbook of Muse with $125 in it, mid his gold watch, worth £125. While this was going on, Brecn and the yard men were up the road a few hundred yards, aud near the car from which Muse saw the men get out of. This they fouud had been broken open and set on lire. After some trouble they succeeded in putting the fire out. PLYMOUTH ( 111 Xi ll Festively Decorated on the Occa sion or the Eulogistic Service. New Yoke, March 13.—The church ou Cranberry street, Brooklyn, made famous by the late Henry Ward Beecher, never presented a more joy ous and gay appearance than it did to day. It was decorated more as if for a May-day festival than for the occasion of Plymouth's late pastor's funeral eulo gy. Rays of the spring morning's sun sbone in through the east windows of the church ond reflected with exquisite effect the beautiful shades of color of the intermingling flowers and ferns. Not a sign of crape could be seen anywhere. The edifice was crowded to its fullest t-apacity. The Rev. S. B. Halliday, Mr. Beeober't assistant, who is at pres ent iv chnrgo of the church, assisted the Rev. Lyman Abbott iv conducting tho services. Abbott spoke for over an hour and tho attention of the audience was only brokeu by the occasional sob bing of some of the church members. New York, March 13.—The evening service in Plymouth church was re markable from the fact that clergymen of almost every denomination were present and spoke in eulogy of the late Mr. Bei cber. The building was crowded to excess and the vestibules were utterly impassable. During the service many people fainted, nnd several remained where tbey had swooned, as they could uot be carried out. The Rev. Mr. Hal liday couducted the service and read the following letter from Dr. MoGlynn, the deposed priest of St. Stephen's, church: New Yokk, March 12, 1887. Reverend und Dear Mr. Halliday: I regret very much that i cannot ba present this evening at the meet ing iv Plymouth church to honor the memory of the great pa9tor, and to condole for his irreparable loss. I must, therefore, content myself with saying briefly in writing what I should be glad to suy more fully in speech. It is the s : gn of the dawning of a better day for which the world has so long yearned, that such a meeting should be possible, and that you and yours should so earnestly desire the presence of a cler gyman of that church which seems so remote, and, too many would say, so antagonistic to yours. Foremost in the work of hastening tbe com ing of that better day was the great man whose death we mourn and for whose work we give thanks. None other so well aa he taught the nun in this land, of his time, to exalt the essential of religion, pure and unde nted, in which we all agree, and to minimise the differences tbat seem to separate us. To him was given to see with clearer vision, to reveal with un equaled genius and with tireless energy, and to make common among men the meaning of Him who taught of old on mount and by seashore. I cheerfully confess that from Beecher I learned from the first days of my ministry a new ten derness, and tho fullness of the meaning of "Our Father," and I am glad to be able here to state that the theology of the old church agrees with his in this, that the essence of religion is in cummunion with God, through love of him for His own sake, ami iv loving all as much as we love our selves. While sacrifice and sacrament, creed and rituul, prayer, and sermon and song may be, aud are, powerful helps and necessary manifestations of this re ligion, which is love, without it they are but mockery and blasphemy. I thank fully count him among the masters from whom I have learned the fuller meanit g of the prayer, "Thy will be done, on earth as it -is in heaven." Beecher and other giants of their time, have cleared the field aud illumin ated the way for enlightened progress, and helped to give more perfect assur ances ot victory in a strife that is now beginning against wider slavery than ibat against which he dealt his sturdy blows—the enslaving of tbe masses by classes —and to cement the union, not merely of the American states, but of the people of the world. Stimulated and encouraged by his success, let us take up the burden cf the people's wrongs where his tired shoulders have laid it down, aud tight anew the battle, if need be, till right shall come, and we see the burden fall from our should ers aud the weapons from our hands. Fraternally, Edward MoGIVXK. madam* Nilsson's Wedding-. Paris, March 13.—The marriage of Mine. Niltson aud the Count of Casa Miranda was private. The witnesses were the Marquis de Casaftierta, tbe Swedish minister, and Ambroise Themas. A luncheon to a few intimate friends fol lowed, and the couple then started for Madrid. Mine. Nilsson wore a splendid paruce of diamonds, a present from the Baron de Rothschild. Numerous pres ents were received from a gre-t number of friends in London. Livermoeb, Cal., March 13.—Many real estate transactions are recorded for yeaterday. ,). D. Smith, of the Liver more collegeate inatitute, purchased 320 acres, and at Suisun one of the largest fruitgrowers in the state purchased 150 acres, at $75 arid !fSO per acre, and he already has trees at the railroad de pot sufficient to plant over half of the place. An almost unimproved piece of First-street properly is reported sold, at a price equal to ?50 per front foot. Be sides tbese there are several minor sales and transactions reported for the day, amounting to over $30,000. Several San Francisco capitalists are in town to day. REPOBTED SALE Of the Southern Pacific Coast Ilallroad by Senator Fair. San Francisco, March 13.—The an nouncement is again made that Senator Fair has sold his South Pacific Coast rail road, which runs from this city to Santa Cruz, to the Southern Pacific company. The sale includes all steamers used for transit on San Franciaoo bay and all brauch lines of the road, and the cable car system iv Oakland. The terms are stated to bo something over §6,000,000. Female missionaries (Jolng- to China. San Francisco, March 13.—At the Southern Methodist Episoopal church in this city, this evening, a meeting was held for the purpose of bidding farewell to two lady missionaries, who start for China to-morrow morning on tha Gaelic. «They are Mrs. Campbell, of Los Angeles, granddaughter of Rev. Dr. Buter, a noted Methodist church historian, bu<l Miss Roberts, of Nashville, Tennessee. They ate sent out by the womens' board of missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, which spends about $40-, 000 annually in foreign mission fielels. A Sword'of Honor. Paris, March 13. —Russian admirers have sent General Boulanger a valuable sword, inscribed: "Qui Vive !La France et Boulanger." MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 14. 1887. BOLD ROBBERS. Tbe Coroner's Jury Find thai it was Accidental. Coroner Meredith held an inquest on the body of Captain William Ford, who died at the connly hospital Saturday night from injuries received during a runaway across the Downey-avenue bridge. Deceased was a member of Stanton post, G. A. R., and his funeral has been taken iv charge by that body. The following witnesses were sworn: H. H. Maynard testified: I iim tho coun ty physician; was called to sco Mr. Wm. Ford the afternoon of the 12th instant at the couuty hospital; found that he had sustained injuries as follows: Con tused right eye, several lacerated wounds of the face, crushing of nasal bones and cartilage fracture of alorolar process of upper jaw, compound fraoture cf lower jaw, probably a fracture of base of crani um, fracture of surgical reek of left hum erus, with dislocation of head of bono and fracture of right leg near its middle. He was in a eoninion of pr found shock. Iv my opinion the injuries and condi tions above stated are sufficient to cause death. M. J. Mayhew testified: I reside at the corner of Main and Nevada streets, Los Angeles, I keep a livery and feed stable at No. 126 West First street. I was driving over to. ICast Los ADgcles yester day about 1 o'ulock, and when withiu about twenty-five feet of the bridge heard some person hallo; looked around, saw a team of horses trottiug and turn ing towards the street car side of the bridge. Notie.ee! a man—he looked as Ihough he were on the double-tree. He seemed to be trying hard io get up on the wagon. Tne hor.-es began running about the time they struck the bridge. They crossed over the bridge on a run. I drove over the bridge as fast as I could. 1 did not see him fall off the wagon on account of the dust made by the team. Wheu I crossed the bridge I saw the man laying on the sidewalk. I stopped, lookeil at the man, then drove up to Dr. Shutnaker and brought the doctor dawn to where the man was lying. Did not see any engine at or uear the crossing. Do not kuow what started the team. Geo. M. Btudeu testified: 1 reside on Mozart street, Ea>t Lis Angeles. lam by occupation a street-car dtivcr.\Vbont 1:25 o'olock yesterday I was at Ihe west end of tho bridge leading to East Los Augeles. I was back from tho bridge about fifty or seventy-five yards wheu I saw the team start. Seemed as though the man was trying to get on the wagon from the tongue. He appeared to be Bli.iping. I noticed bis foot bit ing the offside horso as he endeavored to get upon the wagon. They run over the streeb-ouc biiuye. After the team crossed the bridge and near the corner of Hays street 1 noticed the wagon jump as though it struck some object and noticed the man fall off. The team went on. As I went by I saw the man lying on the sidewalk. He 6eemed to be about dead as I crossed the railroad tracks. I am, according to orders, in the habit of looking closely for trains crossing tbe street-car track. Did not see any engine at or near the crossing at the time of the runaway. I am of the opinion that at the time the : owner or driver of the runaway wagon ' was trying to get from the tongue to the scat of the wngon, anil when he slipped, his foot struck the horse; this was the cause cf their running away. Tli9 jury found that William Ford was married and 64 years of age, and that he came to his death by injuries sustained, \\y aceideufally falling from his. wagon while Iho team was running away. ! The Los Angcle* Club Defeated by the Uluck Diamonds. The match gamo between the Black Diamonds and the Los Angeles clubs was not a very exciling affair. At the opening of the game the fielding as well, as the battery of the Black Dia monds was poor, and the Los Augeles club managed to score tlfb majority of their runs beforo their opponents had warmed up to work. This state of af fairs led the spectators to believe that the LO3 Angeles club would walk away with the victory without much trouble, but those who hoped for euoh an out come were doomed to disappointment Up to Ihe beginning of the sixth iuning the score stood 7 to 3, in favor of the Loa Angeles club, but in tbe first half of that inning the Black Diamonds scored 7, mairrfy by errors on the part of the LO3 Angeles ciub, and partly by batting balls where errors were likely to occur. From that time throughout the game the playing was more careful on both sides, and tbe Black Diamonds gave promise of becoming a excellent cluo as soon as they shall have practiced more together. The game was played under tbe rules of 1830, nn I there were no brilliant plays by either side. The score at the close was as follows: 10:: I:, 0 7 8 9 Black Diamonds 012 0071 1 0-12 Los Augeles 412 001001—9 The cily council meets at 2 o'clock this afternoon. A large Texas and Pacific excursion will arrive this morning by the Sunsst route. The Electric railroad company are now lnyiug their track on Wall street, near Fifth, and iv a f.;W days will have it fin ished to Los Angeles street. A large amount of pine lumber is now arriving iv I'asadena from tbe Mississippi valley. Owing to the recent advance iv ocean freights and the ad vance in the price of lumber at tbe s»w millt, the shipment of lumber from tbe east pays a fair protit. Mrs. Nortoh, whose "Song Recitals' bave such an artistic reputation iu'San Frauoisco, has been strongly urged by her trends and many mnsio-lovers in Los Angeles to give one or more recitals during ber stay hi re. She has expressed a willingness to accede to this request if a subscription list can be tilled which will warrant the venture. Due notice ;of this list will appear in these columns. The alarm of fire yesterday morning was oaused by the burning of tbe pavil lion at Washington Gardens. The cause of the fire is unknown. At the time of the fire the building was used as a lodg ing-house, and coutainod eonsielerable furniture. The loss, it is thought, is fully covered by insurance in tho Sun company, of London, and Mr. Dave Wuldron, the owner, will not be much out. Dr. J. Campbell Sl.orb, of Sun Fran oisco, arrived yesterday on n visit to his brother, J. De Barlh Shorb, of San Marino. THE SMALLPOX. WM. FORD'S DEATH. The State Board of Health Arrives. NO CAUSE OF ALARM FOUND. Inspectors of Trains and Sea ports Will be Appointed. The Local i-ituatiou. Yesterday four members of the State board cl health arrived in this city. It is becoming quite tho fashion for legislators and public officers of all de scriptions to seize every opportunity to visit this favored spot of earth. The board of health, however, saw little chance for them. Thero is hardly ever any sickness in Los Angeles, with the exception of people who come here from tbe east or northern California to be cured, and so what excuse could the members of the State board of health have to offer for an official trip to Los Angeles. The Lord, however, looks out for good mon, and the doctors being of that ilk, made an opening for them. A few cases of smallpox were reported and the people of this city are now hon ored by a visit from the following dis tinguished physicians of tbe State board; Dr. G. G. Tyrrell, secretary; Drs. R. Beverly Cole and J. Simp son, of Sin Franci-00, aud Dr. H. C. Crowther, of Colusa county. These gentlemeu had a delightful ride around Los Angeles yesterday and were very much pleased with our city, aud from their expressions some of them will in vest iv real estate here. Dr. R. Beverly Cole was particularly pleased with the accommodations afforded visitors here and was unstinted in bis praise of Los Angeles and its hos pitable inhabitants. The oourteous doo tor almost wavered in his allegiance to San Francisco, and after dinner it would have taken little persuasion to have in duced bim to cast his lot in our city. He doesn't like hotelsand took a private room in tho hill portion of town. Dr. Tyrrell, the secretary of the State board of health,was seen lust evening. The doc tor said that many c xaggerated reports had been received as to the prevalence of smallpox iv Los Angeles, and as the Statu board was, in a measure, responsi ble tor the health of tho whole slate, it was deemed advisable to pay a visit to this c ty and ascertain the true stale of the case. He avid that whenever one ease of sma'lj ox made its appearance in a city there was cause for alarm and people could not feci easy until that case was stamped out. The n.ore the cases, the more dagger there was. He said: "In the present condition of af fairs there are three things to be strictly observed: Vaccination, isolation and disinfection. There is nothing so im portant as vaccination. Iv the German army, where it is rigidly enforced, there has not been a case of smallpox for over twelve years, although the soldiers have been repeatedly exposed to it. We shall adviso that the city be divided into districts and physi cians appointed to make a house to house vaccination. This is the best means that can be taken to arrest the disease and we do not believe that the city or the state will be "ate until there is thorough vaccination. There is plenty of good virus to be obtained, and from our investigation to day wa think that tho doctors nnd druggists here are well supplied, TJiis thing of vaccination ir tho great anil important roint. Diesin fection should also be properly and promptly attended to. As for isolation of cases, your health authorities are fully awake to the importance of that and are observing it strictly. While there is always more e>r less danger of an epi demic where smallpox exists, the observ ance of these three vital principles will avert it." S TO QUARANTINE. When asked about tho absurd report that Los Augeles was to be quarantined Ur. Tyrrell said there was not a thought of such action and gave the reporter the following which was published in the Record-Union some days ago: In last night's Bee aui item appeared stating that Dr. G. G. Tyrrell had re ceived a dispatch from the president of the State board cf health, ordering him to call the board together for the pur pose of placing a quarantine on Los An geles. Iv this the reporter is slightly in error. The dispatch to call the board together was for the purpose of deciding the question of placing a quarantine on our southern border to prevent the fur ther influx of smallpox from Mexico and Texas. Los Augeles has its own board of health, which is fully capable of tak ing such measures as aie necessary to protect its people from the extension of contagious disease. Yours, respectfully, G. G. Tyrrell, Permanent Secretary State Board of Health. BASEBALL. Dr. Tyrrell|added: "We havo no right I to quarantine a town, even it the neces sity existed, which it certainly does not in the caso of Los Angeles. We ara going to appoint inspectors at Sau Pedro und other seaports; also at Indio, on the Southern Pacific road. This railroad is rendering ue every assistance in its power, aud the officials have instructed nic to call upon them in any emergency, and to prescribe any regulations which it is wise and proper for them to ob serve. Inspectors will be appointed at once, and we may place them on the trains coming in and going out of here, aud give them instructions to 'isolate suspected persons." ' The doctor was asked about a para graph in his February report, which reads: "The disease continues to spread among the Spanish and Mexican popula tion, who refuse vaccination and will not tolerate isolation." He said this in formation came from San Diego couuty, and not Los Angeles. The reports, however, ot cases al Perris, in San Diego county, came through private sources, and Were not substantiated by the health officer at Sun Diego. Tho State board will meet at Dr. Orme's office this morning at 9:30 o'clock, and at 7:30 in the evening there will be a general meeting at the Board of Trade rooms. INSTRUCTIONS TO INSPECTORS, Following are the instructions to the inspectors, who will be appointed at once: "You will take a convenient position at your assigned station and inspect the emigrant cars on their arrival, at the same time making inquiries of tbe pas sengers as to the existence of any siok ness on board at the time, or as to there having been any eruptive form of disease among them since leaving . In this investigation valuable information may be obtained from tho conductor and other employe's of the train. News Notes. "Should any case of smallpox be dis covered upon any car, you will direct said car to be quarantined, or sidetracked, at a point suited to the well-being and com fort of the sick, and at the same time adapted to the convenience of Ihe rail road company. It is desired that the work to be done should be so ordered and conducted as to subject the company to the' minimum of inconvenience con sistent with its energetic and efficient discharge in the interest of public bealtb. "Tbe other passengers on infected cars should be transferred to another car. but not mixed with passengers on uninfected cars. You will examine them carefully to ascertain whether thtre are any unvaocinated persons among them. All such should be immediately vaccin ated, making at least two points of inser tion. You will also vaccinate all upon tbe infected car, and detain them for a period of -twelve days from tbe date of their exposure lo tbe disease. "You will also inspect the express trains, and satisfy yourself that no cases of smallpox were on board. In this ex amination the conductor and other em ployed of -the cars will be of ecsenlial service to you. Should you be satisfied of the presence of smallpox, you will adopt the means just recommended for emigrant cats. "If, upon inquiry, yon find that any passenger upon a car has been sick with smallpox dnring tbe trip, and has died or been removed from tbe car, you will consider such car to be infected, and pro ceed therewith in the manner directed for cars upon which smallpox has actual ly been discovered. "When any car containing smallpox has been quarantined, you will aid the railroad authorities in seeing that the passengers thereon are well and com fortably cared for, and that the car, after the recovery or removal of the sick, is thoroughly disinfected, accord ing to the rules laid down in the general instructions for disinfection issued by tho State board of health. "You will be expected to keep a record of cars quarantined, cases of smallpox discovered, and vaccinations and re-vaccinations performed, and of every other proceeding under the duties assigned you, and to report the same in writing to the secretary of the Slate board of health at Sacramento at least every third day. "The duties to which you are assigned are important yet delicate, and the State board of health trusti to yonr discretion and good judgment so that they be exer cised with prudence, and with an en deavor to disarm opposition by a courte ous and dignified appeal to reason, and the demonstration of the necessity of the measures adopted, rather than by the exhibition of arbitrary authority. Her Return After an Ab sence of Nine Years. AN IS TERES I'lNtx INTERVIEW. Not Frightened by Reports ot Sroall- Shortly after dinner last evening a representative of the Hkuald called upon Clara Morris Harriott at htr apart ments in the Nadeau House. Madame Harriott, while in excellent health, had almost decided to r. tire for the u-ght at an early hour, in order to obiain all the rest necessary to the retaining of tha strength so important in the eyes of the) pnblio in her representations on tha stage of those eh traders whose imprint is never effaced from man's memory, when once they are seen. Notwithstand ing her fatigue incident to tbe tiresome journey irom Sau Franoisoo, Madame Har riott consented to converse for a consid erable time upon such topics as are inter esting the people of Los Angeles at tha present, and upon which she had evi dently kept herself well-informed. Of course, the smallpox was touohad upon, but in such a manner aa to lead to the belief that Madame Harriott possesses none of those fears which some timid people have exhibited during tbe past few day*. She said that, owiug to the fact tbat she had been absent from San Francisco on a trip about the cutrd portion of the state, she had received no intimation of the scare hero until on Saturday, when she received a telegram from this city stating that, owing to the feeling rela tive to smallpox, ie wa* not likely that so many people would attend ber per formauces. "It was not too latf< then for me to hare turned back and broken my engage ment, but unless there is much more cause for fear than there wae here, I never break an engagement." "Then you were not afraid ?' "I cannot say .that I was," said Madame Harriott. "Whenever I promise to apt ear before the pub lic, I do so, unless something unavoidable occurs. Even if my audiences are not so large, it will make no difference to me. 1 have THE LOCAL SITCATION. A reporter ont after smallpox items yesterday had a hard time for news. Tbe health officer reported one case of variola, a child of Mr. Nordlinger. The house was quarantined. There were various rumors of other cases, but tbey all proved to be unfounded. George B. Scovill, formerly head musician at tbe Club theater, who was taken to the smallpox hospital a week ago, died at 0 o'clock yesterday morning. He will be buried to day. Mr. Scovill was an up right man, who had the respect of all who knew him, and all regret his un timely taking-off iv the prime of life. He was only 42 years of age. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. This noble woman went with her husband to the hospi'al, and tenderly cared for him during all his struggle with the dreaded disease, but her care was unavailing. Theso instances of wifely devotion are numerous, hut thoy should always be recorded. promised." "Does Los Angeles impress you as yon thought?' "I see very few spots that are familiar to me. Wheu I was here between eight and nine years ago I stopped two months at Baldwin's ranch, and then there waa nothing to be seen. Now, small towns are springing up everywhere and the coun try is beautiful. I drove iv from tho ranch this afternoon, and ou the Way about tho only thing which I could recog nize was Souoratown. It ia in tbe same place. Outside of that one spot I think Los Angeles and the country inrruund ing is beautiful. Tbat line of bills or mountains with its snow capped paaks makes a background, than which no bet ter can be fouud. And then 'Old Bildy,' I urn told, the snow stays on him nntil the summer has w< 11 begun. How grand it must appear. Ido not like tho name 'Old Baldy' hilf so Well as some others, In traveling up the Hudson river Mr. "Willis, passing by a mountain, remaiketl, that the 'Storm King' had his cap on, and that it would rain before uighr. Some of his fellow passengers his remark, and as it rained bejora dark, that name has been given to mountain ever sin cc. Further on, along the river bank, was ft bend, which Mr. Willis referred lo as the 'Moilidt's L»p,' and I think these names much more po etic and suitable than the one given to your principal mountain." "And tbe climate?" "So far I am uot able to judge; bat on my former visit I know it was beautiful. I used to er joy the drives in the balmy atmosphere, free from the fogs and chit ling winds of the cities further north. I v fact. 1 have borne them iv mind so much that I have had a desire ever since to purchase a spot and build a home. It is my' intention to do this now if your people do no; ask too high prices, and 1 am afraid tin-y will, if what I have beard is true. I should like, above all thing", to bave a comfortable home here." "And the people?'' "It seems to me that you have a city composed of people far above tbe usual standard. I suppose it is be ansa so maty come here lo linger, to build homes where they cau live in the eternal possession of beautiful scenes, of a pleasant climate, and of freedom from bodily ills. I could wish for no better neighbors. Then you bave here at all times, I nuderst <nd, a large traveling public, aud that consists of the cultured of other climes. Yoar man ners are therefore to b*> compared more than favorably with those of older and larger cities." "And the improvements ** "I cau see that mauy have been made since I was here nine years ago. I un derstand that you have an electric rail* way and the first successful single-track cable road. Then, wheu I was here, the St. Charles was the principal hotel, and now there are many others. I see many new buildings in course of con struction, and your houses are beautifully arranged." "Which are your favorite plays?" "The public is the best judge aa to the merit of the plays as presented by me. I open in Camille, which is one of my strongest plays, but Heme is bound to please Ihe public. It beeamH the fav orite in San Francisco, and I am sure that it will be a gre.it success in New York." A telephone message was received at the police office last night that a patient at thrj hospital named Pullen was. very ill and was not expected to live. A Season of Opera. The Pike open company, which opens at the Grand opera-house on Monday evening, the 21st inst., has been greatly augmented and improved siuoe its ap pearance here last September. Tho com pany now embraces a number of artists who have attained almost a national repulatioc, and who, during tho recent engagement of tho company in San Fran cisco und its tour through the northwest, have scored the same successes that char acterized them in the east. MissJeannie Winston's name has become almost a household word. De Lango is with out doubt unrivaled in this coun try, except by Francis Wilson, as a light opera comedian. Miss Manfred and Miss Tellula Evans, Mr. West, Mr. Clark and Mr. Pyke himself go to make up an operatio combination rarely equalled on the western circuit. The company appear here fresh from a most successful tour through Oregon, British Columbia, Montana aud the northwest, where they have appeared to the largest houses ever kDown on that circuit. They present au entirely new repertoire of operas, comprising The Queen's Lace Handkerchief, Prince Methusalem, Boccaccio, The, Oath of Love, Beijgar Student, Mme. Favart, Pcrichole, etc. With a company of forty people, full chorus and orchestra, and in view of the success attained here by the same company in au incomplete and embryo form last September, the Pyke organization as it now exists, should command a hearty welcome and a libei al patronage. THAT B. AND O. DEAL. The Associated Press Reporter Tells that He Knows Nothing. Bai. timore, Md., March 13,—1t was rumored that an important conference of railroad men was tc be held in this city during the day, but as no promi nent names were to be found on any of the hotel registers the rumor did not seem well founded. Iv the afternoon, however, it was discovered that a party of three was stopping at a prominent hotel and that they had been closeted for severul hours with John K. Cowen, couusel for the Baltimore and Ohio road. These gentlemen, it was ascertained, were Messrs. VV. C. Boone, P. S. Ives and G\ H. Staynor, of New York. They refused to see tho reporters. They are known to have left the city.tonight. It is uot known whether Garrett was seen by them. Baltimore and Ohio offi i*ls have no information of any kind tor the public, bnt say the press shall have the desired information at the proper time. De l.esseps Receives an Audi ence. Berlin, March 13.—The emperor aud empress gave a farewell audience to M- Do Lesseps to-day. The emperor after ward received the mayor of Berlin, Prof. Brauu and L\ tint Herbert Bismarck, und drove out later. It is reported that ou his birthday the emperor will give a personal reception only to the members i of the royal families. I After stating that there was no danger of the people missing an opportunity to j see the famous Clara Morris, tbe Hkr.m.ii representative bade the gifted artiste adieu. j London, March 12—The Celtic. ' which arrived ou Saturday, reports that during the passage a sea burst iuto the smoking room and felled a passenger. Another sea wrecked the bridg.', and the, second officer, who was standing thereon, was hurled to the floor aad considerably injured. ■Jimucceaaful Attempt to Kill itse Czar. London-, March 13.—The Standard has received a cipher dispatch from what it considers trustworthy sonrce, sveina that an unsuccessful attempt has bean t mace to assassinate the Caar. No de tails are given. NO. 143. CLARA MORRIS. pox—Notable Changes Since Her Former Visit. Rough Passage.