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VOL. XXVI. before ment oried, fractured a very heavy four by ten-inch oak timber in the frame of the truck, midway between the rails and between the two axles. The blow was so heavy that It lifted the truck fron the track and derailed the car. The engineer says that when he was going across the bridge he felt a shock which he thought might have been caused by a broken axle. This, however, could not possibly have been the first cause of tl*e accident, for the trucks of the first two cars are in good condition, except in regard to the frac tured oak timber mentioned above. The only remaining possible cause of the ac cident is the broken rail, aud it is doubt ful, as befoie staled, whether au investi gation into this point could result satisfactorily, for there are many pieces of broken and twisted rails mixed up in the wreck. The probable cause of the smashing up of the three cars nearest tlia engine, which remained on the top of the embaukment, is that they rnusr, have jumped the tract when the rear cars went through the bridge. This bridge was built fifteen years ago, and during the post tun years has been re paired three times. Workmen have been busily engaged all day in removing the debris from the street and from the em bankment. The wreck is so complete, that no attempt was made to save any portion of the train. Addilional evi dences were found of the terrible nature of the disaster at a late hour, as the work of removing the wreck progressed. In some places were fragments of flesh or pieces of clothing which had belonged to some victim whose remains had previously been removed. There was blood over everything. Moat of tho picts of cloth ing found were from garments of women, and the faiality among them is propor tionately greater. Iv one place tho bodies of seveu were taken out, all hor ribly mangled. A pitiful eight was that of two girls with tlieir arm's around oue another, clinging together in the em brace of death. In many instances axes and crowbars were necessary iv or der to free persons who were pinioned in the wreck. In two oases it was noces sary to cut the bodies in two, in order to get them out. An old lady was taken from a car uninjured, with her clothing | torn to shreds. She said the women in the car seemed panic-stricken at the moment the crash came. She saw one woman dying in her seat, whilo another woman had her head pillowed on the dy ing woman's breast. The headless truuk of a woman was found lying across some timber in the street under the bridge, with one arm completely goue and the lower limbs all cut and mangled. The head was found among the tangled iron and the fragments of oars. A few feet away one man was seen to walk from the wreck in the direction of Kos lindale after the wreck, find when he had goue a dozen yards he fell dead, oither from excitement or from internal injuries. Everybody seemed dozed and could not realize what had occurred. Daniel Roundy, of Koslindale, had n most remarkable experience. He was in the smoking-car playing cards with Ed Snow, Harry Gay and Sergeant Liil ler. The crash came aud the next thing be knew he was in the muddy stream uninjured and holding in his hand the queen of diamonds, which was covered with blood. His three companions had all been killed. DIRE CALAMITY. A Passenger Train Breaks Through a Bridge. FIVE CARS SMASHED TO ATOMS. Thirty-Two Hnman Beings Killed Outright and Forty Mangled Near Boston. Associate! Press Disnatclies to the Hhiuld. Boston, March 14.—An accident this morning occurred on the Dedham branch of the Boston and Providence railroad, between Forrest Hill and Roslindale, at what is known as the Bussey Park bridge, and about one mile from Jamaica Plains. The 7 o'clock trnin from Ded ham, consisting of seven passenger coaches and a baggage-car, under charge of Conductor Tilden, broke through the bridge. The eugine and three earn went over safely, but the others fell through the bridge to the road below, a distance of thirty feet. The last car, which was the smoker, turned completely over and struck on the top of the others, nil being crushed almost out of shape. The bridge where the accident occurred is a com paratively new one, and the accident was causal by the truck of one of the cars giving way, causing the car to strike against uu abutment of the bridge. The smoking-car, after it fell, caught fire, hu; the fire was promptly on hand and prevented any spread of the flames. Many of the in jured were brought to the hospitals in this city, and tome of the killed have not been identified. The train was crowded with working people, and the most intense excitement prevails among their friends, who are anxious to hear the names of the killed and wounded. The latest advices indicate that tbirty two persona are kilUd and forty injured. Among these are many women. Con ductor Tilden was among the killed. The bodies of the killed were horribly mangled, some of their heads being en tirely severed from their bodies, and many of the bodied are crushed beyond rccognitiou. The train was one which leaves Ded ham at 7:05 and arrives at Boston at 7:40, und is one of the largest aud heaviest on the morning list. This morning, as usual, the train was heavily loaded, and the last three cars, the ones that left the track, were tilled with pas sengers who had been taken at Dedham and the stations between there and For rest Hill. The accident was dun to the giving way of the bridge, under the weight of the train, owing, doubtless, to some hidden fault in its construction. An inspection of the wreck reveals the fact that of the eight cars comprising the train, one was completely wrecked, whilst not one of the coaches escaped almost perfect demoli tion. From the location of the wrecked cars it would seem that the first three passed over the bridge safely, but the structure evidently gave way when the fourth car was passing over it. Five cars went through to the roadway, landing in a mass of splinters in the street. The occupants of the smoker were either killed or injured, not one escaping without an injury of some kind. Two of the coaches went clear across the roadway, landing against a stone wall that surrounded a largo field at the foot of the hill. As the cira lie in their present locution they present snch a picture of al sol ite demolition that it seems remarkable that any person in them escaped alive. Cushions from the seats a»e scattered over the roadway and into the adjacent pastures, while the car-wheels and trucks are distributed in all directions. That the horrors of tire were not added to the terrible disaster was due to the promptness with which relief was sent. A chemical engine from Roslindale was at the scene within twenty minutes after the occurrence, brought by the letter carrier, who gave an alarm of tire upon observing il »mes issuing from the debris. The flames were soon extinguished, and the firemen then did excellent work in rescuing the injured. It has been impossible to obtain a cor rect list of the killed and -vonuded, owing to the fact that immediately after the catastrophe had occurred its viotims were hastilyljremoved from the scene, and in such widely diverse directions that it is extremely difficult to trace them correctly. Some of the injured were at once conveyed to their homes, others were taken to the hospitals, while others received temporary shelter in the residences in the immediate neighbor hood. Some of the dead—a majority of them, in fact—were brought to the city hospital morgue, but there were others taken to the depots at Roshndale, Forrest rlill and Canterbury. The agents of the railway company are dili gently at work endeavoring to compile the complete statistics of the calamity. A full list of the casualties will doubt less be furnished at the earliest practi cable moment. All day a large corps of surgeons has been at work attendiug to the injured, who are more numerous than was at first reported. It is now estimated that nearly thirty persons re ceived severe wounds. Of these it is said that a number will probably die. A curious feature of the disaster is found in the faot that when the bridge went down with the wreck not a sorap of iron remained attached to the abutments and but for the chasm and awful wreck beneath, there was nothing to indicate that a bridge had once spanned the river. The wreck of the bridge lay under the debris of the train almost completely shut out from view. Lying by the side of one of the splintered cars was cne of the main iron girders of the bridge, which showed a clean new fraoture through its entire breadth. This girder was composed of two parallel plates of heavy wrought iron, connected by braces of wrought iron and bolted The opinion generally expressed by those who have personally inspeoted the wreck is that the breaking of this girder was the immediate cause of the disaster, but there is much doubt as to the cause of the breaking of that girder. It is stated by some that thore was a jarring and thumping sensation just previous to the crash, which gives color to the story that the fourth car, the first to go through the bridge, was derailed and thrown from its ttucks to the ties on the bridge with such force as to cause its heavy Bupaorts to give w.iy. Another fact bearing upon this as the cause of the disaster is the condition of the oars which went over the bridge with scarcely less damage than was in flicted upon the ears that went through to the highway. The first sign of violence) is npon the woodwork of the second truck of the first oar of the train. A very violent blow from underneath, as So far as ascertained those kilted are: Lizzie Walton, 17 years, Dedham; Myron Tilden, conductor; Lizzie Maude ville; M. Taylor, policeman; Mrs. Ellis, of West Roxbnry; Ida A iams, 16 years, of West Roslindale; Edward Moiris, Dedham; George Motcalf, Apothecary, of Boston; Mrs. Cardinal, of Rosl ndale; Charles Snow, of We«t Roxbury; Steph en Houghton, aged 38 years, of Roslin dale; W. Webster Clapp, of West Roxbury; William E. Snow, of West Roxbury; Frank N.chols, of Ded ham; H. Humphrey, of Dedham; Miss Harkins, Dedham; Hannah Murphy, West Roxbury; H. F. Johnson, Boston; Alice Vanderbilt, Dedham; Harry Gay, Roxbury; —Stone, of West Roxbury; S. L. Stone, of West Roxbury; —Gates, of Roslindale, and — Rich, of Roslin dale. William Smith, reported as in jured, died at the city hospital, and Will E Durham died at the hospital, m iking twenty-seven dead whose names are known. There are at the morgue the bodies of three men and two women which, as yet, remain unidentified. There were injured at least 114. Mr. C. Yarborougb, of Tyler, Tex., is in the city. \Y. L. Banting, of San Pedro, is at the St. Elmo. Dr. W, R. Fox, of Colton Terrace, is at the St. Elmo. W. B. Vanderlip, of Flagstaff, A. T., is at the St. Charles. * A. \V. Lypold, of Ballona Harbor, is at the Grand Central. Hon. C. T. Mitchell, banker, from Hi'ledale, Mioh., arrived yesterday. C. A. Garcelon, superintendent Pull man Palace Car company, arrived yes terday. V. S. McCurdy, of the Atohison, Toprka and Santa Fe railway, is at the Grand Central. Dr. John E. Ennie, the successful manager of the excursions which bear his nume, arrived yesterday by his own excursion. H. C. Townsend, general passenger agent, Missouri Pacific railroad, arrived yesterday by the excursion, which came over that road. Colonel Hill, general superintendent of the Vaodalia railroad, St. Louis, ar rived in the city yesterday with the Eunis excursion. T. H. Wicks, general superintendent of the Pullman Palace Car Company, Chicago, was a passenger by the Eunis excursion yesterday. C. C. Thurber, the great seedsman of New Berlin, N. V., whose name is na tional, arrived in Los Angeles yesterday in the great excursion of Dr. Ennis. Mr. Martin, assistant superintendent of the Pullman Palace"-Car company, St. Louis, was one of the passengers yester day by the excursion from that plaoe. Hon. P>. L. Peel, of Tombstone, Ari zona, who has just oeased from his labors as a member of the Arizona Leg islature; is on a visit to his old home, Lo*Angeles. Years ngo Mr. Peel was City JuJge of this city. He is at the St. Elmo. Colonel Olin Wellborn, of Dallas, Texas, who has been a member of Con gress from that State for the last four sessions, arrived here last evening. The Colonel was out hero on a flyine vi.it last fall, and he then received such fa vorable impressions of our svotion.tbat he couldn't stay away. The Colonel is a guest at the Nadeau. The City Council will meet at 7:30 o'clock this evening, at the city hall, to consider the street-paving question. The Tehuantepec Canal to be Built. NATHAN FALK'S FEAKFULLEAP. A River Bank Cavfs In and a Store with Its Contents are Lost. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. PITTSBURQ, March 14.—Since the death of Captain Eads was announced there has been considerable tpeculaticn as to whether the great ship railway, of which he was the projector, will bo com pleted. Pittsburg parties interested in the matter express the opinion that the project will be carried out. Tho engi neers in charge, Colonels Andrews and Carthell, are thoroughly competent to complete the work, und nil that is needed are charters from the United States and Mexican governments. Suffi cient stock has been subscribed to almost complete the work independent of ap propriations which have heretofore been requested. Tho bill befoie the last Con gress did not ask for an appropriation, but simply asked that the charter be granted. The Mexican government will bf requested to grant the company a charter. The stockholders are confi dent ihat their reque.-t will be promptly honored and that the great Tehuantepec canal project will be completed. A DESPKKATE at tl Jumps Down seventy feet Whilst Under Arrest. Denver, Col., March 14.—Nathan Falk, a traveling salesman, this morning was arraigned before Justice Sales, charged with the larceny of ,?000 cigars and held iv a bond of SoOOO to appear befoie the grand jury. After the decis ion was pronounced, the prisoner, in company with Constable Levy, started for the Chamber of Commerce library for the purpose of procuring security. The pair ascended the slairway to the third story, when F.ilk, turning around suddenly, said: "Good bye, jjevy," and threw himself over the bannisters, fall ing to the basement floor, seventy feet below. In the terrible fall he struck the balustrade of the lower landing, from which he was thrown and hurled head first upon the stairpost basement. His scalp was torn completely from the left sido of the head and the skull fractured, from which a portion of the brain pro truded, Besides this he had no bones broken, but he was injured internally and cannot recover. CAVED SW. A River Bank and the Store on it miaappcar in the Water. New Orleans, March 14.—A special to the Picayune from Lake Providence, La., says that about 9 o'clock this morn ing full sixty feet of the bank in front of the Elton plantation sunk gradually down into the river, carrying with it the Elton store and its contents. The caving wna completed within cne hour and but few of the plantation's supplies were saved. Mr. Robinson, lessee, has Inst a large amount of sup plies; the furniture and other valuable effects belonging to General McMillan, stored in the building, were also lost. The water over the bank is fully two feet deep and there is a constant appre hension that tho levee may drop in at any point and cause a disastrous over flow. The police jury has summoned 500 additional hands to build a bank if it is found necessary. THE CHIKICAHIA PRISONER!) Learning <he English Language With Considerable Success. WAsniNOTOH, March 14. —Colonel Ayers, commanding the Second Artillery at San Francisco barracks, Florida, has made a report to the War Department concernii g the Apache prisoners at Fort Marion, in which he says that their number on February Ist last was 447. Three children have been born since that date and four Indians have died, leaving 446 in confinement—B2 men, 206 women and 158 children. The In dians generally behave well. About fifty children are under instruction by the brothers of St. Joseph Academy, and have made good progress. Some kindly disposed white women have also been instructing them during the past month, with considerable success iv the elements of the English language. Personal Mention. SENSIBLB t'OOPEKS, Leaving Organisation* who Or der Them to Suirer. New York, March 14 —The strike of the coopers of two large firms ended this morning and the men have gone back to work, after signing an agreement to sever their oonueotion with tho Knights of Labor end all other labor or ganizations with which they were con nected. The preamble to the agreement says that the men having been persuaded to become connected with the organiza tion known bs the Knights of Labor, and throuah that connection ordered to leave their steady employment for some thing which in no manner iurerests them—i result which caused suffering to themselves, their wives and families, they pledge themselves to leave such as sociations. , Death of E. E. Plllsbury. Boston, March 14.—Kben W. Pills bury died at hia residence at Melrose last night. He had been iv poor health for some time. OnKland municipal Election. San Franoisoo, March 14.—The Oak land city e'.oction took place to day for Mayor and miuor muuioipal officers. There were four separate tickets in tbe field. Indications point 10 tbe complete success of the Republican ticket, fast Mall Train. Kansas City, Mo., Maroh 14.—Anew fast mail train from New York came in 'over the Missouri Pao fie to-day at 10:58, being one minute ahead of time. A fisherman Browned. Vallejo, March 14.—Late Saturday night a small boat in which Constantino and John, two fishermen, were crossing I the straits, swamped and capsized and the former was drowned. TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 15. 1887. THE RAILROAD DEAL. EASTERN. Theories About the R. A U..One Affecting the A., T. A. s. r. New York, March 14 —The Time* Baltimore special says: The control of tho Baltimore aud Ohio railroad will be sold to Alfred Sully, if he can raise the money to purchase it. If he cannot it will pass into the hands of others who are now ready to undertake negotiations. Iv either event Robert Garrett will no longer be identified with its active man agement. This is authoritative. As mat ters stand Mr. Sully is master of tho situation, and until be confesses himself unable to bring together the financial and other interests that must be recon ciled to assure the success of bis under taking, no one oan buy the road over bis head. Garrott awaits Sully's pleas ure. Thero is a great deal more strength in the position which Mr. Sully occupies in the pending deal than be has been given credit for. He cannot get along without the aid of Gould. Gould nnd the Pennsylvania railroad hold together the key of the whole situation. Sully's only hope lies in tboir willingness to come into the arrangement, an i this they are likely to decline to do, except on their own trrms. St. Louis, March 14.— The Republican this morning says that a railway official, whose connection with the New York aud Bostou end of certain tram-Missis sippi roads gives him a most excellent opportunity to know what is going on behind the curtain, said last night: "No one need to be surprised if, when the smoke of tho Bdtimore and Ohio deal is cleared wav, that the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe is found to be the owner." He added, that it was no secret that the Atchison company used their influence in Garrett's favor when the Ariliurkill bridge bill was pending, and that the success of that measure was duo largely to the Atchison's effort. It was further asserted by this gentleman that negotia tions have boEii pending between the Atchison and Baltimore officials more than six months, and that the hitch in he deal last week was wholly due to the Gould party, who wanted to dt feat it because the Missouri Pacific did not like the idea of its most powerful and en ergetic rival controlling a continuous line of road from ocean to ocean. The Atchison's play, it seems, is to secure the Baltimore and Ohio through the Richmond Terminal Company, so it could perfect its plans for reaching Sta ten Island under cover, but the uncov ering of the scheme will not defeat the origiuol purpose. The contractors are pledged to have the i Chicagoextension of the work of the Arthnrkill bridge will be begun in the spring, and theatiuoture completed before the year is out. This would leave a link between Philadelphia and the bridge to cover, which could very easily be done by the time that Chicago is reached from the west, when the Aichison would have a continuous line of its own between San Frauc'sco and New York, much shorter than any other transcontinental route. THE LATE CAPTAIN EADS, Particulars Respecting His De mise at IMastaH. Jacksonville, March 14.—Captain Eads suffered from a cold* contracted the winter before last, but by careful nurs ing it was thought that they would bring him through. On March Ist he went yachting with some friend*. Ou his re turn he complained of severe pains in the breast. Medical advice was summoned and everything possible done to arrest the disease, but without avail, and at 12 o'clock, Tuesday morning, the Sth iust., he expired. Captain Ends' wife and his daughter, Mrs. Hazard, were at his bed sidu and accompanied the remains to this city. Board of Supervisors. MONDAY, March 14, iss,. The Board canvassed the votes of the Pomona election on the 12th instant, for the special purpose of obtaining the will of the citizens with reference to incor porating. There were cast for incorpo ration, 72, and against it, 110 votes. Iv eonstquence the petition for incorpora tion was declared lost. The privilege of using the public highway for a street-car railroad, applied for by the Orange, Mcpherson and Modena Street Railroad Company, was granted. The salary of J. F. Chambers, Clerk of the City Justice, was fixed ut $37 50 monthly, to date from March Ist. A warrant on the Hospital Fund for §2000 in favor of J. J. Mahony, as part payment for the contract on the hospital additions, was ordered drawn. A warrant for $10 was ordered drawn in f ivor of Mary E. Payne, an indigent person. The binds described in certain deeds to the county from 8. J. Clark and A. E. Hawley, to be used for the extension of Fifth street, Santa Ana, were declared a public highway. The Board adjourned until March 21st at 10 A. M. The Lynoh-Vandever contest will be resumed before Notary Owen, at 10 o'clock this morning. The grading of the Niagara and San ,).Kioto Railway is progressing with commendable energy. The new lino branches from the California Southern iv San Jacinto oaiion, about three miles north from Eisinore. The State Board of Health visited the City Council yesterday' afternoon and went through the ordeal of an introduc tion to the City Fathers. The process took about five minutes, and the learned physicians retired wearied, but smiling. The new town or, the Cucamonga rancho, on the lino of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad,forty-two miles east of Los Angeles, is to be called North Cucamonga, to distinguish it from Cucamonga station ou the line of the Southern Paoific Company, two miles south of the new town. There was a row last night at a disrep utable house kept by one Sadie Devine, and a girl who goes by the name of Eva handled a "lady" boarder named Blanche very roughly. Eva was ar rested on a charge of assault, and put up $20 bail for her appearance this morn ing. Hon. D. Kreeman, of Centinela, was in the city yesterday. He last week took a representative of the Michigan Central railway to La Ballona, to see the work and plans of the new harbor at that place. Tho gentleman expressed his un bounded ooiili lence in the project, and predicted a great future for La Itallona. The directors of the Azusa Land and j Water Company, at their meeting on Saturday, deoided to erect a hotel at once. The survey of the land is now I bciugmndeaccording to the plansketched in the Herald a few days since. The locomotive will probably reach the town-, ' site next week. THE COAST. Booming the Northern Cit rus Belt. A DYNAMITER FOUND GUILTY. The Failure of an Appropriation Causes the Closing of [sig nal Service Offices. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. "Sacramento, March 14.— There are substantial evidences of the advancement in real estate values iv this community, and a tendency upwards is rapidly in creasing. A piece of land containing fifteen acres sold Saturday for $300 per acre. A five-acre tract, one mile from town, without any valuable improve ments, sold the same day for $12,000. The Reed tract, near the old beet-sugar factory, is selling in five-acre parcels for from $300 to $400 per acre. A farm ten miles from Sacramento, for which $70 could not be procured not long since, was sold for $100 per acre. 101 ND OVILTir. A Dynamiter found Guilty and to Be Heavily sentenced. Merced, March 14.—David Hum phreys, who was arrested, charged with attempting to blow up the dwelling of A. D. Richey with dynamite or powder, was tried aud found guilty of assault with intent to commit murder, and will be sentenced Monday next. The pris oner will probably receive a heavy sentence. WEAI'HEH BEPOUTB To Be Suspended From a Num ber of Coast Stations. San Franciscj, March 14—The fail ure of President Cleveland to sign the Appropriation bill for a branch of the signal service, will prevent the tele graphic reports, until after June 30th, being received from stations at Spokane Falls, Walla Walla, Boise City, Port lii l well, Eureka, Winnemncoa and Fort Yuma. Reports will, however, be sent by mail stations from each of these. The reports, which will continue to be received, are from the stat ous at Tat foosh I-land, Olymph, Fort Canby, Portland, Roseburg, Red Bluff', Sacra meuto, San Francisco, Keeler, Los An geles and San Diego. Lieutenant Glass lord, .now in Preecott, Arizona, will, it is understood, soon be removed to Division headquarters at Los Angeles. FRUFr-UHUWERS' MEETING. Halting Arrangements to Dandle California Fruit in tbe East. San* Francisco, March 14. —At a meeting of the California Fruit union to-day, suggestions were heard from Messrs. Palmer, Porter and Salisbury, of Chicago, and Perry, of Denver, as to the best method of marketing California fruit in the east. It was the general sentiment that there should be only one agent In each principal eastern city. Railroad rates will be considered to-mor row morning. Tlie Founder of a Wholesale store Dead. San Francisco, March 14.—News has been received in this city of the death, at Philadelphia, of Silas W. Johnson, at the age of 02 years. The deceased ar rived in San Francisco in 1849 and opened the first paint and oil house in tbe place. He formed the house of Sawyer, John son & Co , which eventually became the present firm of Wbittier, Fuller and Co. For the past fifteen years he had been connected with the house of Wbittier, Fuller & Co. ns manager and general pur chasing agent at New York. Freight Trains Collide. Trcckek, Cal., March 14.—This.morn ing freight trains Nos. 7 and 8 collided at Blue cofioo. They were both "double headers." No. 7 was standing on the main track. No. S, going west, ran into No. 7. Four locomotives and a number of car were badly wrecked. None of the crews were hurt. The cause of the accident is said to be that the air-brakes gave out and the down train became un manageable, the grade at Blue canon being very steep. The wreck was cleared this afternoon and trains are moving as usual. San Luis Obispo Jubilant. San Loms Obispo, March 14.—The rapidity with which property is chang ing hands in this city is unprecedented. Within the past three days private Bales to tho amount of $27,000 have taken place. Eastern capitalists are plentiful, and are investing largely. The boom has received a fresh impetus by the re port which is made, with assurance of certainty, that the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad will build.through to San Francisco, and strike the coast in this county. ' A Successful Election "For a Schoolhouse. Paso Roiiles, Maroh 14.—A 'special election was held here to-day for the purpose of voting for or against the $30, --000 tax to build a schoolhouse. It re sulted in a sweeping victory for the tax, no dissenting votes being cast. Regular mail trains commenced run ning through from Soledad to Temple ton to-day. | I A Populous City. San Diego, March 14.—The census of tbe city of San Diego was completed and the returns submitted to the trustees to-day. The purpose of the census is to ascertain if the city is entitled to a change from the fifth to the fourth class. The result shows the population to be 11,307. An election was ordered in April, to deoide upon a new incorpora tion. Colonies Arriving: in the Santa Ana Valley. Santa Ana, Maroh 14.—A colony of some thirty-five or forty men, women and children arrived here last evening from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Tbis is tie second colony that bas located at Modena, and two more are to follow. An Incendiary Fire. Oroville, Cal., March 14—The '■ Spring Valley Hotel and barn at Cherokee was burned last night. The 1 loss is about $5,000, insured for $3300. i The tire wss undoubtedly incendiary. . The property belonged to the Spring Valley Wster Company. News Notes. HEALTH MATTERS. Joint meeting or the Council und State Hoard of Health. The State Board of Health and the City Council met in conference at the roomß of the Board of Trade last night, Dr. Orme in the chair. E. L. Stern being introduced, spoke in behalf of the Los Angeles Board of Trade, and said that he was glad to have the members of the State Board of Health here to assist in obtaining control of the situaiion and to quiat the excitement. Those who were not of the medioal profession did not feel that there was any particu lar cause for alarm, bnt at the same time the disease should be stamped out ut onco. The physicians were doing all that was oos>ible in getting control of the situation, and with the advice of the Stale Board of Health he hoped that the smallpox would soon he a thiug of the past. He promised, on behalf of the Board of Trade, that any thiug that body could do to assist would be done most heartily. Dr. Hagan then gave a brief review of the disease since its start. He stated that at present there are thirteen cases in the hospital and fif teen in private families under quarantine. Three cases had recovered and six patients have died, mak ing a total of forty-one cases in all. He bad made a close search for more cases and had examined all suspected cases reported, and there were no new cases yesterday. In his opinion there were no cases concealed, and there had been very few out* ide of those reported. He also gave a descrip tion of the method in which cases were treated. Al) cases left at home are close ly quarantined, with a guard at each house. The treatment ef patients at the hospital has been so careful that whole families have gone there with relatives, and have lived iv comfort. Since the beginning of the disease over 20,000 people had been vaccinated, and only about one-tenth of the 50,000 people are unprotected. Tho question now is, how to reach that portion of the population. Vaccination is the only defense against the disease, and when the small part unprotected are reached, there will be no more danger. Mr. Rowan, chairman of the Bo'rd of Supervisor*, stated that ourside of the city, no to Sunday, there had only been eight case;, snd of these five had been turned loose. Since then, four new oases had been reported, making a total of seven patients at pnsent. The physi cians were doing all in their power to prtveut any spread. Dr. Orme stated that the utmost vigi lance was being exercised throughout the county. Dr. Cole, the spokesman of the State Board of Health, said he had no dispo sition to shirk the duties imposed upon him. The members of the State Board were here as friends. It was reported that they had come to Los Angeles to do something which they had no intention of attempt ing, namely, quarantining the oily. They had come simply as an advisory body ou their way to ihe border. He had looked over the health law and his colleagues had comn to the conclusion to suggest that the Board of Health be changed so that in the future it will con sist of the Mayor and four physicians; that all cases of contagious disease be reported to the Health Officer, under penalty of fine and imprisonment; that vaccination and re-vaccination be en forced; that good virus be used; that the cily be districted for vaccination purposes; that in all cases of death from contagious disease a public funeral be , prohibited, and that *he body be i buried as soon after death as possi- ■ ble; that an ordinance be passed making it a misdemeanor for a hackman or an owner of any kind of a vehicle to carry any one affected with contagious diseases, and that all persons suffering from contagious diseases discovered in hotels or houses containing more than one family shall be forced to go to the hospital. Dr. Simpson thought that there should be established a place where suspects could be kept until it was ascertained whether or not they were affected. He reiterated Dr. Cole's statement of the object of the visit of the State Board of Health. He advised that the sewers should be cleansed and flushed effectu ally and that disinfectants should be freely used. He also suggested that the site for the new hospital bo changed, as be had heard some objection to its erec tion. The Demands of Irish Unionists. SIX BUSSIAN STUDENTS JAILED Bismarck Credited With the Mm of Favoring General Dis armament. Associated Press Dispatches to tbe Hks.vj.B- London, March 14 -G!adstone, reply ing to the request of a number of bis adherents for information aa£o the con cessions offered to Unionists, declined to enter into details, but said that tha Lib erals may rely upon hU firm adherenos to the principles and basis of his Hon*. Rule policy. The radical Unionists attribute the failure of tbe conference negotiations to Gladstone's decisions to abide by I'arneU's demands. There srs articles which many believe tend to show that Sir Wm. Vernon Hareoart misled Chamberlain and Sir Geo. O. Trevelyan, causing them to believe that Gladstone accepted Chamberlains pro posals. It is thought probable that Gladstone was on the verge of assenting, when be was warned that moh a Mop would result in a Parnellite revolt Since the breaking off of negotiations the demands of Unionists have grown. As formulated, they comprise the follow ingessentials: That Ireland be represented in the imperial parliament, that Ulster be separated from the jurisdiction of the Dublin parliament; that the Irish parlia ment be subordinate and not co-ordinate with the imperial body; that tliesubordi nate powers of the Irish parliament be strictly defined and limited; that the maintenance of law and order remain under the control of the imperial author ity; that Gladstones financial proposals be abandoned; that his proposition re* I quiring the Irish parliament to be com posed of two orders be abandoned; that the Irish credit be not pledged for tew benefit of the Irish landlords. The Par nellites and Gladstonians scout these de mands as nnworthy of consideration. Gladstone has been asked explicitly to define his position and states) upon what terms the union is passible. A P£AV£ OWNUHEM In Which Bismarck Would Bee* out in end Europn to IMsaraa. Park, Maroh 14.—The Journal Dt» Debates has a dispatch from Vienna say ing that Baron yon Scloezer, Rass'an Minister to the Vatican, suggested to the Pope tho convening of a European CoLgress to settle the Eastern end Egyp tian question. In such an event, the dispatch says, Bismarck being satisfied with the success of tfce Army bill, would propose that the congress declare ia favor of a general disarmament. The Attack on the Cnar Inslss, London, March 14 —In the Commies this afternoon, the Parlimeutary Seers- ' tary to the Foreign Office, stated that the government had been informed that some persons, with explosives in their possession, bad been arrested in St. Petersburg yesterday on the ronte which the Czar was to bave taken to at tend the anniversary service in com memoration of the late Czu's death. Sir James Ferguson said he was glad to be able to announce that no attack was made on the Czar. Dispatches from Frankfort, Berlin and Vienna say that the bourses at those places were weak to day in consequence of the rumors that an attempt had been mr.de to kill tho Czar. De Stael, the Russian Ambas sador at London, said this morning Ibst he bad received no telegram in relation to such an attempt. If it were true, he would have received a dispatch long ago. London, March 14—A dispatch from St. Petersburg says that six students were srrested on the Newski prospect, near the Auitichhin palace, having in their possession a quantity of explosives. They were awaiting the coming of the Czar on his way to the Cathedral to take part in tbe anniversary services. London, March 14.—The Berlin cor respondent of the London Times has roceived a cypher telegram Announcing I he failure of an attempt to kill both the Czar and Czarina with dynamite bombs. The Berliner TagtUatt has received a similar dispatch, which adds that the leader of the plot has been arrested and imprisoned in the fortress of Peter and Paul. Rclraum on Hall. Sofia, March 14.—Karaveloff, Tzanow and Kikefaroff, who were arrested for complicity in the revolt, have beeu released on bail. Cone lo tiatschiuu. St. Petersburg, March 14.—The Czar, Czarina and Czarovitch left this city ye.-iterday lor the Imperial palace at Gattchiua. Dr. Orme stated that the railroad officials strongly objected to the present proposition to build on the site selected. Ex-Governor Stonenian thought that everything was being done that was possible, hut he advised the utmost vigi lance on the part of the Board of Health. The joint meeting then adjourned and the physicians present left with the ex ception of Health Officer Hagan and Dr. Kurtz. Mayor Workman then called the City Council to order aud an informal discus sion was held in reference to the sug gestions made by the State Board of Health. At first it was proposed that a special meeting of the Council be called for this evening at 7 o'clock, to pass or dinances containing the matter advised by Dr. Cole, but Mr. L. N. Breed, Presi dent of the Council, stated that there was no need of a special meeting for the reason that ordinances and laws already existed, which covered the whole ground suggested, except that relating to the formation of the Board of Health, and that mat er coula lay over until a regu lar meeting. Mayor Workman thought some active measures ought to be taken for enforc ing vaccination. Dr. Hagan said he did not desire to vaccinate every one in the city, but only those who had not been vaccinated. He thought that all the school children should be vaccinated and this time with good virus. Dr. Kurtz said that the school child ren had been vaccicatad, but the virus was not good, because only about one iv four was successful. He thought that they should be vaceinatfd, especially those on whom it did not take before. After a few minutes spent iv informal discuss on, it was deemed unnecessary to call a special meeting of the (..'-. uncil, and the meeting adjourned. France Taxing Cereal*. Pabh, March 14.—The Chamber of Deputies to-rtay, by a vote cf 318 to 248, passed the bill surtaxing cereals. BOARD OK TRADE. Bonds to be Issued for tbe New Building. Tbe Board of Trade met last night, President E. L. Stern in the chair, for the purpose of deciding upon some plan for proceeding with the erection of a building. The joint committee appoint ed a week ajo reported, advising that three trustees be selected—one by the Board of Trade, one by the Produce Exihange, and the other by tbe two so selected; that these trustees secure a suitable lot; that they open up a sub scription list for 2500 bonds of $100 each, payable one-half in ten years and one-half in twenty years, bearing inter est at not over 6 per cent per year; said bonds to be secured by mortgages on the lot and building; that the duties of the trustees ore—first, to pay for the tot; second, to pay for the building, and third, to pay the interest on the bauds; and that tbe trustees consult the Board of Directors of both bodies us to the plans for the building. The report was unanimously adopted, and the following trustees elected by ballot: S. B. Lewis of the Board of Trad" and M. D. John son of the Produoe Exchange. These trustees are to select the third and re port back at a general meeting to bo held next Monday evening. Messrs. 8 M. Perry, H. W. O'Melvtny and Hi Barnch were appointed as a committee I>o consult with Rev. Dr. Hums about the artotion of a uew college iv this city. Smallpox. Dr. Hagan reported yesterday that no new cases had been discovered or reported during the day. Yesterday morning all of the cooks aud attendants at the hospital were discharged, and formal charge was given to the Sieters who so geneiously volunteered their services. One patient was discharged, cured, and there is but one case still at the hospital which is considered danger ous. Vaccination is still being tffected, and all are urged to be re vaccinated if the first attempt was not successful. NX). 144. FOREIGN.