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LOS ANGELES DA ILY HERALD
VOL. XXVI.
THE COAST.
The Governor Signs Several Bill"
Panid by the Legislature.
Sacramento, March 15.—The Gov
ernor to-day signed the following addi
tional bills passed by the Legislature:
Senate Bill 342, authorizing cities, towns
and municipal corporations to incur in
debtedness. Asserr.bl" Bill 35, to pro
tect settlers on public lands of tho United
States within California, etc. Assembly
Bill 37, in relation to Superior Courts
and Superior Judges. Assembly Bill
100, amending the election laws to tbe
effect of requiring the palls to be opened
from 0A.m.t07 P. M< Assembly Bill
301, State Tux Levy not and others.
Senate Bill 442, providing for the elec
tion to be held Ai ril 12, 1887, to vote
upon the proposed Cousti.utional amend
ments. The bill provides that notice of
such election shall be given by adver
tising for the space of twenty days prior
to April 12th, thirty duy«' notice not
being required, as has been heretofore
stated. The act repeuling the riparian
rights clause iv the State Code was also
approved. The repeal excepts vested
rights.
Charles Lux, of the Firm of Lux
&. IHlllcr, Bead.
Sax Francisco, March 15.—Charles
Lux, of the firm of Miller & Lux, one of
the largest cattle dealers on the Pacific
coast, died at 4 o'clock this morning, in
his home on the northwest corner of
Jackson and Gough streets. Mr. Lux
received a severe fall from a wagon, on
his private estate, at Baden, Sau Mateo
county, about a year ago, from the ef
fects of which he had not entirely re
covered. This, together with a cold
contracted while attending, personally,
to his out-door business on one of his
ranches during the recent snow storm,
brought on the fatal illness. The de
ceased was born in Alsace, and was 64
years of age. He cama to this city in
1857, and opened a retail butcher-shop.
Five years later he formed a partnership
with Henry Miller, under the firm name
Miller & Lux, cattlo dealers and whole
sale butchers. The name of the firm is
associated in the legal annals with what
has thus far probably been the most
important 1 itigatian in the history of
the State. This was the great water
rights suit of Miller & Lux vs. Haggin
& Carr, in which the Supreme Court, iv
recent elaborate deoisions, upheld the
English doctrine of riparian rights, as
established in California, Miller & Lux
being the prevailing parties. He leaves
a widow and stepson, Jesse S. Potter.
In the Interest of I'r v i t.tiro it ers.
San Francisco, March 15. —The Di
rectors of the Fruit-Growers' Union held
an executive meeting last night. A res
olution was adopted providing for the
election of an Executive Committee of
three, composed of the General Mauager
and two Directors to be selected by the
Board of Trustees, to serve during the
term of the board. They will meet on
Wednesday of each week during the ship
ping season. But one agent shall be
appointed in any One city, except where
fruit is sold at auction, and shippers may
then name their own consignee, provided
the fruit is sold by the same auctioneer
at the same time nnd place. President
Hatch was instructed to go east B3 soon
as passible and appoint the agents. The
bank of D. 0. Mills k Co. was appointed
treasurer. L. W. Buck was olected Gen
eral Manager an; l H. Wetnstock, of Sac
ramento, and P. E. Piatt, members.
A Railroad manager's Reslc
natlon.
Portland, Ogu., March 15.—1t is
learned to day that C. H. Prescott,
manager of the Oregon Eailway and
Navigation Company, tendered bis resig
nation ten days ago to President Smith,
in New York. Up to this date the res
ignation has not been accepted, and it is
thought that it will not be. The resig
nation of Mr. Prescott is construed to
mean that the lease of the Oregon Rail
way and Navigation Company by the
Union Pacitio is "off," for if it were
otherwise it is not likely he would have
desired to leave the service of the com
pany.
milling* Accident.
Virginia City, March 15. —Thomas
Martin, a miner in tbe Silver Thread
mine, met with a serious and probably
fatal accident this evening, by the cage
falling on him. It dropped thirty
feet aud could not bo removed for fully
two minutes. Ie is not known what
caused the falling of the cage, but many
blame the engineer.
Attorney Deuprey's Pccu-
liar Position.
OAKLAND FOR HIGH LICENSE.
Apaches Out on a Horse-Stealing-
Expedition in the Dragoon
Mountains.
Associated Press Disitches to the llekald
San Francisco, March 15.—Judge
Murphy rendered his decision in the
matter of Attorney Deuprey's contempt
of court, in refusing to answer a certain
question on the «itness stand in the
Goldenson case. The question was as
follows: "Have you ever received any
communication, letters, affidavits, names
or addresses from persons purporting to
be witnesses iv this case, outside of the
defendant?" The Court, in a long de
cision, held and directed that Deuprey
should Answer the question propounded.
Deuprey then took the witness-stand
and answered the question. Tho Judge
thereupon ordered that the order citing
Deuprey to show cause ba vacated. This
case is a peculiar ouo. Deuprey,
In the first place, accepted a retainer as
counsel for the defendant, Goldenson.
He delayed the trial of the case on sev
eral occasions, alleging, as a reason, his
being occupied with cases in other
courts. Judge Murphy finally informed
him that he must either go ou with the
case or withdraw from it. On his fur
ther refusal to do so, Judge Murphy
appointed Messrs. Cook and Campbell as
counsel for the defendant. In order to
better defend their client, these latter
gentlemen wished to obtain all informa
tion from Deuprey that had been com
municated to him by theMefendaut, and
cited him as a witness in the case,
Deuprey refused to answor questions
put to him and was held in contempt.
Cook k Campbell, counsel for the de
fendant, repeatedly claimed that the
only object they had iv eliciting this in
formation from Mr. Deuprey, aud which
he refused to give, was to save, if possi
ble, the defendant from the gallows. Mr.
Deuprey to-day, on being cited to show
cause, answered that he was in posses
sion of no information respecting the dt
fendent, other than that received as de
fendant's confidential agent. Mr. Camp
bell thought this answer an evasive one,
but Jndge Murphy considered that, as
Mr. Deuprey had answered thit he had
no information, such as was implied in
the question put to him, his reply must
be accepted as satisfactory. The pecu
liarities of Mr. Deuprey's position in
this matter evoke considerable comment,
The Oakland Election.
Ban Francisco, March 15.—Full re
turns in the Oakland city election con
firm tho previous reports as to the suc
cess of the Republican ticket. The vote
for Mayor is as follows: Davis (Repub
lican), 2761; Hayes (Democrat), 2009;
Martin (American), 1357. The vote for
the high liquor license retail, is 2693,
against 2133; for high license wholesale,
2551, against 2173,
The election was a victory for the Re
publican ticket, which has not been
equalled before for eleven years. The
American party, born at the last, State
election, had a complete ticket in the
field at this election, but not one of its
candidates was elected exespt John C.
Wilson, Councilman from tho Second
ward, who was the nominee of both the
Republican and the American party
conventions. The result shows that
there was a large increase in the Amer
ican party vote, and that it was more
largely drawu from Democrats than from
Republicans.
ISA I III.Mi INDIANS,
Horse-stealing Apaches Betected
by Prospectors.
To.tmsTONE, Ariz., March 15.—Jim
Tate, who has been prospecting in the
Dragoon mountains, arrived in this city
last night, and reports seoing three In
dians between the hours of 3 and 4
o'clock f. M. yesterday. The Indians
were rapidly crossing Sulphur Spring
valley, about four miles southeast of
Bauer's ranch, and he mistook them for
ranohers who had lost some stock, and
paid no moro attention to them. About
one hour after, Tate, who was in a se
cluded little gulch, bearing a noise
where he had three horses and a burro
hobbled, looked up, and not thiny feet
from him he saw three armed Indians,
each of whom was mounted on au
American bay horse, iv the act of lasso
ing his animals. Tate and a companion
attacked the hostile*, who broke and
ran up a steep mountain side, leaving a
rope and other objects behind in their
flight. Tate thinks there may bo other
Indians in the mountains who had no
horses, and that these Indians are some
of the few that are reported as having
stolen away from tbe reservation and
that they are on a horse-stealing expedi
tion. Later reports confirm the above.
More Indians have been seen in the
same vicinity, and fears are entertained
of another outbreak. The Indians were
going south when seen to-day. General
Miles has issued orders to the troops at
Fort Lowell to hold themselves in readi
ness to take the field nt a moment's no
tice. The General's disposition to
promptly quell an Indian outbreak is
hailed with satisfaction by our settlers.
Santa Barbara by Electric Light.
Santa Barbara, Cal., Maroh 15.—
To-night marks a new epoch in the his
tory of Santa Barbara. For the li rst time
this oity is enjoying the benefits of elec
tric light. Tho city is brilliantly lighted
by seventeen lights of 2000-caudle
power each. Great crowds are throngiug
tbe streets, witnessing this innovation.
California Postmasters.
Washington, March 15.—The follow
ing fourth-class Postmasters have been
commissioned for California: Bertha
Raymond, Cornwall Station, Contra
Costa county, vice Charles P. Lynilall,
resigned; Portney P. T. Apscott, Prince
ton, Colusa county, vie 9 Nelson Butler,
resigued.
An Indian I prising Contradicted
Globe, A. T., Maroh 15.—The report
that tbe Apaches are again preparing to
leave the San Carlos Reservation, is en
tirely without any foundation in foot.
Tho Indians at the agency are nil busily
engaged digging ditches, planting trees
and sowing.
To Prevent the Spread of Small
pox.
Benson, A. T., March 15.—Orders
have been issued to all conductors of the
Southern Pacific Company in this Terri
tory to prohibit Indians from riding on
trains. The reason for this order is to
prevent the spread of smallpox.
Illnrder In the First Degree.
San Jose, March 15.—The jury in
the case of Charles Gaslaw, who killed
on old man named Henry Gant at Los
Gatos on January 19th, this afternoon
returned a verdict of murder in the first
degree. Sentence will be pronounced
Friday next.
San I.nis ObUpa to the Fore.
Ban Luis Obispo, Maroh 15.—The Pa
cific Coast Railroad Company here has
offered to carry produce and materials
for the exhibition for this city at half
rates and the steamship and stage com
panies will transport small articles free-
The exhibition room of the Board of
Trade is being arranged iv splendid
style and visitors are now received
formally in the grand hall, where it is
intended to have continuous expositions
of our products and minerals. It is pro
posed to issue city bonds for $100,000,
the money to be used in grading and
otherwise improving the stteets, per
fecting und otherwise extending our sys
tem of sewage and in other ways tending
to substantially and materially benttit
the city.
Knights ol Honor.
San Francisco, March 15. — Tho
eighth annual session of tbe Grand
Lodge of Knights of Honor convened in
Golden Gite Hull. Alcazu building, this
morning, Grand Dictator M. M. Stern in
the ohair. Aoout 100 representatives
from half that number of subordinate
lodges in the State were present.
BILLS APPROVED.
A Railroad Collision in
Dakota.
COOK COUNTY BOODLERS CAGED
Jay Gould and Russell Sage Be
lieved to be Interested in the
Big Deal.
Associated Press Dispatches to tho HebAld.
Helena, M. T., March 15.—News has
reached here that a frightful collision
between an express and a freight train
took place on tbe Northern Pacific near
Wheatland, west of Fargo, on Saturday,
smashing two engines, eight cars and
killing tho engineer aud fireman of the
freight train, whilst others were injured.
Wheatland, Dak., March 15.—A
disastrous accident occurrtd ou tho
Northern Pacific, about ouo and a half
m.les we3tot here, at 5:20 on the morn
ing of Saturday, the 12th. Tho passen
ger train was running along ou time,
though not at full speed, having stop
ped at Wheatland and had not yet got
fairly under way. Westward stretches
a thirty-mile level track of prairie. The
passengers, who wtro mostly asleep,
wereiwkeeued byasuddeu jolt thatstop
ped tbe train. Rusingout they found that
heir train had run iquarely into a
freight train coming east. Both en
gines were totally wrecked, aiid the
ireight train, running at high 3peed, was
damaged, while the passenger train es
caped with comparatively small injury.
Eight box cars were piled up on the lo
comotives, crushed and splintered and
totally wrecked. The engineer, Fireman
Snider and a brakeman, had been sit
ting in the cab of the engine, totally
forgetful of their orders to look out
for the passenger traiu and utterly un
conscious ot its approach. The fire
man was found buried almost out of
-ight by the coal in the tender and
crushed against a hot steaming boiler,
where he was bruised, burned and
scalded to death. The engineer was
still alive when rescued and lived some
hours, saying with his dying breath, "I
am to blame for the accident."
Tho brakeman was also badly muti
lated, but was still alive when sent
from the scene of the wreck to the hos
pital at Brainerd. It is not probable
that he oan recover. Conductor Lowery
of the freight train was arrested and pat
in jail at Wheatland. The engineer
ana tbe fireman of the passenger train
jumped in time to save themselves and
uo one else ou that train was injured,
BOODLE OFFICIALS.
A Number of Cook County Thieves
Arrested for fraud.
Chicago, March 15.—Warden McGar
igle, of the Cook County hospital, War
den Varnell, of tho county insane asy
lum, Edward McDonald, (brother of
' Mike McDonald, the noted ex-gambler),
engaged at the county hospital, Richard
O. Driscoll, bookkeeper of the Chicago
Pharmaceutical Company, and one James
T. Connelly were arrested to-night for
conspiracy to defrnud the county. An
army of detectives aud Deputy Sheriffs
is tcourirg for others of the
"boodlcrs" who have within
a couple of years brought this
county to the verge of bankruptcy. They
and their friends were beside themselves
with fear aud excitement all evening.
Mike McDonald, Crawford and a host of
others wero seen to be 'running all over
tho city, hastily devising relict for their
indicted friends. Cabs were dashing at
brenk-neck speed from tbe Sheriff's of
fice (the headquarters of tbe prosecution,)
to the County Hospital, the Insane Asy
lum and other places where the con
spirators were wont to meet.
Warden McGariglo was the first
game bagged. He was at once driven to
the sheriff's offico from the hospital.
Mike McDorald was promptly on hand
and had E. S. Dryer, a prominent banker
and real estate agent, therein a moment.
Dryer quickly furnished bail. Warden
Varnell was at the theater when he
beard that the officers were after him.
Varnell coolly walked to tbe Sheriff's
office and gave himself up. Hoandolh
era like Mc Sarigle were bailed almost the
moment they reached tho office of the
Sheriff. About midnight, when the sus
pects were being brought in, crowds of
curious citizens gathered about the
county building, but iugress was sternly
barred to all but tho officers,
their prisoners and those per
sons about to sign releases. Ar
rests are understood to be upon in
dictments, returned this evening by the
special grand jury, which has been in
session but two or three days.
TAKINt. SHAPE.
The Rumors About the B. A O.
Deal Becoming Tangible.
New York, Maroh 15.—1t is gener
ally believed on Wall street that the
control of tho Baltimore and Ohio has
passed into the hands of a syndicate.
The story is current and is repeated by
parties, who are generally accepted as
good authority, that Jay Gould has ac
quired a quarter interest in the syndi
cate and has paid $1,400,000 In cash on
an agreement. Russell Sage is also
named as a member of the syndicate.
According to reports tho Western Uuion
takes the Baltimore and Ohio telegraph
lines, Dinamoro takes tho express busi
ness for tbe Adams Express Company
and the Pennsylvania Railway takes the
road. Details are said to have been ar
ranged last night.
Nothing could be learned to-night of
tho result of the Sully-Sage conference
to day, but it is generally believed that
the floating rumors are in tbe mam oor
rect, and that the lirst payment for the
oontrol of the Baltimore and Ohio stock
has been subscribed. Sully was repeat
edly questioned in regard to the meet
ing, but refused to give any information
and would not even admit that ho had
boen present at tbe confer, nee. The re
ports affected the stock market favor
ably, and city operators beli-ve that an
agreemeut of tome kind has been con
cluded.
A Hopeless Task.
Nkw York, March 15 —Rev. Justin
D. Fulton, a well known Baptist clergy
man, is about to abandon his present
pulpit in Brooklyn, to engage in the
work of converting the Catholics of this
oountry. His letter of resignation will
be considered by the Board of Deacons
at their meeting to-morrow evening, and
will be read to the congregation Sunday
next.
Decease of a Postmaster.
Salt Lakk, March 15. —VV. C. Browe,
Postmaster of this city, died this morn
ing after an illness of about three weeks,
caused by nicotine poisoning. Nuaier
ous npplioations have been already for
warded for the position.
WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 16. 1887.
THE RAILROAD DISASTER
EASTERN.
Ascribed to a Bridge Faulty In
material and Construction.
Boston, March 15 —All night a large
force of laborers was engaged in clearing
np the debris of the wrecked cars at the
sceno of the bridge disaster. It was
slow work and but little headway was
made, yet tbe men labored hard, and
when the light of morning was sufficient
for the continuation of the work without
the necessity of artificial light, it pro
gressed more rapidly. Ropes were
stretched around the scene and nil per
sons not actively engaged in clearing tbe
wreck wero forced to keep outside the
line. A large force was set to the task
of taking the broken bridge apart. The
baggage-car aud one of the rear cars ot
the train had been completely de
molished, and nil that marks the spot
where Those two cars fell, at the base
of the embankment, is a heap of kin
dling wood. Tho wreck is a more
appalling sight tbau the recent ruins at
tbe White River Junction, aud thia
points strongly to j the fact
that the train was running at a speed of
fully twenly-fivo miles an hour. The
forward cars, which lie on the embank
ment and in the roadway, remain iv the
same position as when they fell. There
were undoubtedly nine cars on the train,
as tbe tops of nine are to be fouud, but
the remains of the cars are in such a
sate of demolition that it is impossible
to discern how many there were. In
consequence rumors have prevailed that
there wero but ciglat cars in the train.
The General Manager of the road
declares that the bridge was one of the
strongest on the road, despite contrary
rumors. Professor Swain, of the Insti
tute of Technology, who made an exam
ination of the wrecked bridge, thinks
that there were serious defects in some
portions of the bridge, not ouly in the
material, but in the manner of its con
struction.
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC.
A Possible Ei tension of the Hoad
to Portland to be Considered.
New York, March 15.—At the regu
lar meeting of tho Board of Directors of
the Northern Pacific railroad, March
17th, a proposition will be considered to
extend the road to Portland, about 214
miles, paralleling the Oregon Railway
and Navigation, thereby giving the
Northern Pacific railroad two western
termini at Portland for the Oregon trade
and another at Tacoma for through bus
iness. The Northern Pacifii has the
right to build a line through the Colum
bia river valley, and it has a land grant
of $26,000 acres per mile in Washington
Teiritory.and 20,000 per mile in Oregon.
This land grant includes over 500,000
acres. It is stated that a syndicate of
Chicago capitalists have offered to grade
tho roadbed, build the masonry and
bridges and lay ties for the land grant.
A motion will be made at tbe Directors'
meeting that a committee be appointed
with authority to confer with tbe Chi-i
cago people. If this line is constructed
it will not interfere with the completion
ol tho Cascade division t'rrough to Ta
coma, The directors will probably au
thorize the construction of small roads
in Idaho aud Montana, running to the
mining districts,
A Bit. FIRE
Which 'l.ij I nuse Trouble Be
tween two Races*
Raleigh, X. C, March 15.—A fire
broke out in Johnson's warehouse at Ox
ford, at 1:30 o'clock thismjruing. There
was a high wind and the flames spread
rapidly in a southerly direction, jump
ing Commercial avenue and burning
bouses ou both sides of thesireet for some
distance. Half of the business portion
of the town was destroyed aud twenty
three firms were burned out. The loss
is about $100,000, and the insurance
scarcely half that amount. Tho general
belief is that the lire was the work of
colored incendiaries, and great excite
ment prevails. The white people think
they could lay their hands on those
responsible for the conflagration, and
trouble is feared.
FHEGXE-OU'f.
The Canucks' Preparations
Against the Yankee Sca-IJog.
New York, March 15.—A special
from Ottawa, Ont., says: Tho Fisheries
department has completed the plan of
compaign for the coming season, and it
was submitted to the Cabinet Council
last evening. After a full discussion it
wns adopted. Speaking with regard to
it. Sir John Mac Donald said to-day:
"The protective fleet will be even more
efficient than that of last year, and the
Yankee smack that succeeds in tres
passing within the three-mile limit,
without molestation, will have to be
commanded by an uncommonly old sea
dog.
Public Education on This Coast
Washington, March 15.—1n the
Education Convention, which is in
progress here, City Superintendent F.
S. Campbell, of Oakland, California,
spoke of the public education of the
Pacific Coast. He dwelt at some length
on tho uight schools and their advan
tages, and paid attention to tbe ueeds of
ihe large class which they met. In the
early days of tho settlement of the
West, he said, the E ist was, as a matter
of course, far ahead of tlie West in its
facilities und its systems of education,
but he felt to day that the West had
profited by the example of the East iv
reaching out for the very best educa
tional facilities possible. An interesting
discussion followed, led by S. Water
man, of Stockton, California, and J. P.
Fogg, of Eureka, Nevada.
manning Sails.
New York, March 15.— Secretary
Daniel Manning sailed for Europe on the
steamer Arizona this morning, accompa
nied by his wife and daughter, Mr.
Manning said that the journey was
taken in the hope that the tonio of sua
air would benefit him. He was feeling
strong aud the cold he caught in Wash
ingtou had almost entirely left him. H b
old complaint has troubled him for six
months. C. N. Jordan sailed on the
same steamer.
They Want l air Judges.
Lodisville, March 15.—At a meeting
here to-day, of tho committee appointed
by the American Turf Congress, which
assembled at Cincinnati recently, it was
only resolved that it was the unanimous
souse of the committee that each clnb in
the Congress should, in the interest of
breeders, of owners and of fair racing,
provide a regular set of impartial and
skilled judges to aot throughout eaoa
| meeting. • .
Location of the New Smallpox
Hospital.
FOREIGN.
Editor Herald—ln your report of
the meeting of the City Council, held
yesterday, published in this morning's
Daily Herald, we are informed that
there is to be no change in the location
of the pesthoase. Mr. Goss and his
brickyard and his Chinamen must be
protected at the expense of a large num
ber of families. Mr. Goss is reported as
saying "that he had a brickyard at the
mouth of the can an proposed for the
pesthouse," nnd that more teams wonld
have to pass the new site than the one
now in use. Now we assert (and we
defy contradiction by Mr. Goes or any
one elst) that there is no person living
or settled in said cation except the em
ploye's of Mr. Goss and others manufac
turing brick in the mouth of said canon,
and nearly all of said employe, are
Chinamen. There is no regularly trav
eled road or highway through said
canon. The teams referred to by Mr.
Goss must be learns hauling brick from
his yard, and they must of necessity
travel in and out of tbe mouth of the
canon and would not go near the pest
house if located near the upper end of
said canon. Where the pesthouse is now
located there is a public road passing
immediately in front; qnite a settlement
of people are living above the pesthouse
and these must of necessity pass very
noar the same in going to and returning
from their business. Their children
must pass the same road going to and
coming from school. Every afternoon
there is a strong current of air passing
down the canon by the said pesthouse
into and among the houses and yards of
about from forty to sixty families, not
more than from 400 to 600 yards from the
pesthouse; also a publio school of about
ninety children. The Orphan's Home
is situated in the same neighborhood.
Several children in the neighborhood of
the pesthouse now have the smallpox,
and must have contracted the disease
either from the draft of air from the
pesthouse, or from the careless manner
heretofore practiced in taking patients
to the pesthouse.
Now, Mr. Editor, we have endeavored
to give Ihe facts as they exist. We are
taxed to the value of our property for
the support of the city, state and county,
and are, in our humble opinion, entitled
to some protection to our property and
for the lives of our families, from those
in authority. We as well as some of
our neighbors have, as a matter of pre
caution, sent a portion of our families
away by reason of the nearness to us of
the pesthouse. We shall see whether
the lives and property of fifty or sixty
families will be protected by the city
authorities, or whether Mr. Goss, his
brickyard and Chinamen shall be pro
tected in our stead. Mr. Breed is quoted
as saying that "the present place i i good
enough." We are of tho opinion that if
the mothers living in the vicinity of the
pesthouse had hold of him for a few mo
ments he would change his mind, and be
in favor of a more isolated locality for
the smallpox. J. B. Holla way.
Los Angeles, March 15, 1887.
War Preparations Fever
ishly Prosecuted.
DEATH OF A FRENCH PAINTER.
British Columbia Unable to Receive
Eastern Mails Owing; to Rail
way Blockades.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald
New York, March 15.—The Post's
London special says: The public are
badly informed here of the preparations
of Austria and Germany for immediate
war. A correspondent just arrived from
Cracow informs me that 10,000 men are
engaged, night and day, in fortifying
that place. Austria's preparations for
war arc herculean, but late. Germany,
on the other hand, is prepared to start
the campaign to-morrow. Army con
tracts are signed, officers have sealed
marching orders and the expectation of
immediate war is almost universal. Her
state of readiness is perfect, with not a
gaiter button wanting to the equipment
of the army. Business is completely
suspended. Commercial relations have
been so much disturbed that opionion
favors immediate release from the ten
sion in Germany. Notwithstanding
the rumors of the probable violation of
Belgian territory the feeling is that the
campaign will be conducted, as in 1870,
on the Alsace-Lorraine frontier. France
is not so ready for war as Germany will
be. It is thoroughly understood that if
the war breaks out in the west of Eu
rope it would be started by Germany,
for tactical and diplomatic reasons, to
neutralize France in the event of an
Au.stro Russian conflict. -
Death of a French Painter.
London, March 15.—The death is on
nonnced of GußtaveOchilles Guillaumet,
a French painter. He was 47 years of
age.
Victoria Without Eastern malls.
Victoria, B. C, March 15.—N0 East
ern mails have been received at Victoria
since the middle of February, owing to
railway blockades. Reliable authorities
say that four day's mail will arrive at
Port Moody Wednesday. It can not be
conjectured when any more will go
through.
THKEE CRUISERS
Upon which Work Is to be Re
sumed immediately.
Washington, March 15.—Secretary
Whitney to-day informed Chief of Con
struction Wilson that the Navy Depart
ment bad been advisod by the Attorney-
General that the available balance of
the general appropriation, under the re
spective heads of Bureau of Construction
and Repairs and Bureau of Steam Engin
eering can be lawfully applied and used
in completing tbe hulls and machinery
of the crnisers Chicago, Boßton and At
lanta, provided the total expenditure
shall not exceed the total estimates of
tho hulls and machinery, as reported by
the Naval Advisory Board. The woik
on the vessels will be resumed ut once,
Large Fire in Buffalo.
Bcffalo, N. V., March 15.—This
morning tbe large brick building of Mil
ler, Grainer _ Co., opposite the Commer
cial Advertiser office,was burned totally.
The loss on the building is $200,000, and
on the stock $150,000, with a heavy in
surance. The two upper floors were oc
cupied as the Masonic Hall. Their loss
is $35,000; insurance, $25,000.
Matters Which Claimed the At
tic, li of the Police Yesterday.
The case of James Ash, charged with
battery for cutting Harry Chandler on
tbe temple with a tumbler, was set for
Wednesday, March 233, yesterday, by-
Justice Austin.
The examination of Major Horace 801 l
upon a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon, preferred by G. H. Barlow, for
the assault upon General Bonton on tbe
Bth instant, was set for next Tuesday by
Justice Austin, yesterday.
It was reported yesterday that a horse
and buggy belonging to John Hanlon
had been stolen from Spring street, near
First, on Monday.
On Monday afternoon a horse and n
two-seated spring wagon was taken from
Main street. The same has been in
litigation for some time, and it is stated
that there is a dispute between G. E.
Carleton and J, C. Whissen about it.
The matter will be settled in Justice
Taney's Court.
Roxana Morgan plead guilty to a
charge of malicious mischief yesteriiay,
for breaking two shells. She will be
sentenced to-day.
Immense Works.
The majority of the people of San
Bernardino hardly realiza the extent or
the importance of the works in process
of construction at and around the Cali
fornia Southern depot in this city. No
less than live great buildings are in pro
cess of erection.
A roundhouse with a capacity for
twenty-five stalls comes first.
Next, a machine shop, 90x160.
Tbe third ou the list is a car shop,
also 90x160.
The fourth building is for a foundry,
in which the companies will have nil
their owu casting and fonndry work
done. Touching the foundry, and really
part of the same building, will be a great
blacksmith-shop, for doing all the nec
essary work of the company in this de
partment. The dimensions of the latter
building will probably be on the same
scale as tbe machine shop.
A vast coal bin, 2000, t feet bng, with
an elevated road for the cars to run up
and uuload, is another great addition to
the headquartTe establishment.
The roundhouse, the machine shop,
the foundry, the blacksmith shop and a
pattern shop, the latter a two-story
building, will be built of brick, though
at first it was designed to construct them
in frame.
It is estimated that when these shops
are opened n force of fully 1500 men will
be required to operate them, and as
many of these are old, regular, steady
employes of the company, with families,
this will mean an addition of at least
3500 people to the population of San
Bernardino almost immediately. No
wonder the Courier has been sanguine
as to the rapid development and imme
diate growth of this city. We will have
a population of 10,000 before we realize
it. If we go on and enforce sanitary
reforms we may have a population of
10,000 in this city and its close suburbs
by the Ist of March, 1888.—[San Ber
nardino Courier.
The Lcs Angeles A. O. U. W. Build
ing Association was incorporated yester
day. It is a real estate concern, with a
capital stock of $100,000, divided into
10,000 ten dollar shares, of which $7300
is actually subscribed.
The articles of incorporation of the
First Universalist parish of Pasadena
were also filed. The trustees are ,1. D.
Yooum, Byron O. Clark and H. F. Good
win, of Pasadena,
The following numbers in the Lousi
ana lottery drew prizes as follows: No.
66,551, 8150,000 ; 66,344, $50,000;
45,732, S20.000; 62.292, $10,000; 65 (115,
$10,000; 28,899, $5000; 7732, $5000;
396. $5000; 97,502, $5000. Ticket No.
62,292, which draws $10,000, is held in
Los Angeles.
The following persons were yesterday
licensed to wed: Chas. Wilson to Emma
Reynolds, P. Dukes to M. E. Sloan, A.
Leis to A. Logler, Robt. Montgomery to
Mercy Hanes, L. M. Fetherolf to E. L.
Brown, J. T. Blosser to V. A. Thomp
son.
News was brought to town a few days
ago that a Mr. Russell, an elderly gen
tleman formerly of this place, had prob
ably perished in the snow on tbe upper
Santa Maria. He had been holding a
claim for Mr. Cox, a few miles beyond
the Peralta ranch, and was seen at tbe
cabin the day before the storm. It is
thought that when the storm com
menced ho started to go to the liallenger
ranch, where he had been invited to
come iv case of danger, and that he got
lost in the snowdrifts. Ho was very
feeble and as be had been missed over a
week up to the time the news was
brought iv, the chances are he has per-1
ished. —[Santa Barbara Democrat. •
Ontario.
The Record gives the following rail
road briefs:
The track-laying on the Santa Fe ia
suspended for a few days for a lack of
ties; the track is now laid a little west
of the Cucamonga vineyard.
The ground is now nearly all cleared
for the '2500 foot sidetrack on the
Southern Pncitic; it will stretch away
from the foot of Euclid avenue towards
Pomona, till nearly out of sight.
The material for the new Southern Pa
cilic depot is beiug unloaded, and work
will b* begun at one*. Aisuranoi s have
been given that the depot will be
specially well-built, and finished in or
namental style.
Au engiue has been put on the road
lately that has a regular steamboat whis
tle; Captain Graves says it is like the
whistle of tbe Bobt. K. Lee on the Mis
sisßippi river, and he has been seen to
start down to Ihe depot with anxious in
quiries about cargoes of cotton.
A new feature of travel over the
Atchison road is that holders of over
land tickets from the east have the pnv
ile«e. without extra charge, of going
over the San Gabriel Valley road to
Pasadena or Lamanda Park.
Following is a review of the orange
shipments from Kiverside for the current
season :
| CARS. BOXES.
' Deoembershlpmonts IU 8204
Jauusry shipments SO Wtf
February shipments 4« lS.vtlti
March shipments to dste ..17 5216
Total to date 103 31,353
shipments in fobmkr years.
carloads
Crop of 1880-81 15
Cropot 1881-82 42
Crop of 1882-83 45
Crop of 1883-84 an
Crop of I*l-85 it*
Crop of 1885-Sil SM
The Fate of the Czar Fore*
shadowed.
WILL DIE AS HIS FATHER DID.
An Attempt Upon His Life Frus
trated, Though it Left Him
Unnerved.
Associated Press Dispatches to tbe II skald.
Paris, March 1.1.--/.' /ntraniigeani,
Henri Roclffort's paper, states that sev
eral persons have been arrested in St.
Petersburg on tbe charge of engaging be
a conspiracy against the life of the Csar
last Sunday. Tbe paper adds thataa
the Czir was passing along a thorough
fare, on his way to attend services in
commemoration of the death of his
father, a bomb was thrown at him, bnt for
some reason it failed to explode, and that
tbe persons arrested were concerned fa
the assassination plot.
St. Petkrsburo, March 15.—1t ia
semi-officiaKy stated that on Sunday the
police were informed that an attempt
might be made on the life of tbe Csar
that day, it being the anniversary of the
assassination of bis father. As a result
the police arrested near the Imperial
Palace several persons discovered hold
ing dynamite bombs in their hands,
ready to throw at the Czir at ha>
emerged.
The Official Messenger publishes tbe
following statements: The Czir and
family attended the requiem service in
memory of Czar Alexander 11, on Sun
day afternoon, and, half a hoar later,
started for Gatcbina. Th» paper makes
no mention of any unusual incident hav
ing occurred on that day or since.
London, March 15.—The Russian
Embassy here refuse to day to give any
informaiion respecting the trntb. or
falsity of the report that an attempt on
the Czar's life was made last Sunday ia
St. Petersburg.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to the
Daily News says: While the Czar waa
returning from the reqiiem services ia
tbe Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Pan],
a bomb, attached to a cord, was thrown
in his direction. The intention
was to tighten the string, whieb
was connected with tome mechan
ism, and to thns explode the
bomb, but before this design could be ex
ecuted the criminal and a suspected
accomplice were seized. It was found
that they lived together in a lodging
house in the suburbs of the city. The
police visited this house, and discovered
there a quantity or explosives and a nam
ber of revolutionary pampblets. Over
200 persons have already been arrested
in connection with the affair,
and domiciliary visits are being
made throughout the city. The
German police had warned the Russian
authorities that an attempt waa to be
made against the Czar's life, but the lat
ter failed to trace the plotters. A tele
gram from Vienna confirms tbe Daily
News dispatch and says that the bomb
was thrown under the Czir'a carriage
and that it was shaped like a book, so
I that it could be carried in the hand with
out exalting suspicion.
A dispatch from St, Fetenbu'g to tb»
Standard says that one of the six stu
dents arrested in connection' with the
plot carried a hollow book containing a
bottle filled with dynamite and poisoned
bullets. The others had parcels and
bags containing bombs. The dispatch
also says that it is alleged that a w man
was arrested who had a bomb concealed
in her muff.
The Russian Embassy in London has
received dispatches contirmirg the re
ports of the discovery of a plot to assas
sinate the Czar and the arrest of tbe
ring leaders. These dispatches say that
no actual attempt was made to kill tbe
Czar, as tbe plot had been discovered
before he left the palace. The British
Government has received dispatches to
the same effect from Sir R D. Morier,
British Ambassador at St. Petersburg.
A St. Petersburg dispatch to tbe
Times says: "Ou Sunday the ronte
which was to have been taken by the
Czar was crowded with gayly dressed
people. Before tbe imperial party left
the fortress tbe police telegraphed that
they had grave suspicions that violenoa
would be attempted and advised Their
Majesties to change their route. Accord
ingly tho royal party drove by Ihe war
of tbe Neva quay and by a eircuitons
route, avoiding the tour. Meanwhile
arrests were made at the corner of tbe
Newsky Prospect and the great Mora
kaia, where the plotters expeoted that
the imperial party would slacken its
pace, upon turning the corner. Tbe
would-be assassin is of short stature.
I In refuses to reply to any questiona.
The Czar cried on hearing the danger
which he haul escaped. He did not learn
tbe particulars until he arrived at the
Gatcbina Palace. Tbe persons arrested
in connection with the constitutional
plot indignantly deny that they were in
any way conuected with the outrage,
and repudiate any idea of conspiracy.
Their motto, they say, is 'the people,
with the Czar or against the Czar.'
They havo published a lithographic
periodical, composed mainly of extracts
from the works of notable writers est
constitutional law and political econ
omy."
GARFIELD'S MA I I U
To be Unveiled at the lie In lon of
the Army of the Cum ber land.
Washington, D. C, March 15.—The
eighteenth annual re-union of the Soci
ety of tho Army of the Cumberland wilt
be held on the 11th and 12th of May.
The principal feature of the re-nnien
this year will be the unveiling of the
statue of Garfield, in a circle at the
junction of Maryland and First streets.
The cost of tbe statue, which is the
work of J. Q. A. Wurd, the sculptor,
was met by contributions from the
Army of tho Cnmberland, and Congress
appropriated $30,001 for tbe pedestal.
It is estimated that 5000 members of the
society will be present, many of them
I accompanied by ladies.
The Coronet Ahead.
New York, March 15.—Pilot Yates,
of Pilot.boat No. 1, which came in here
this morning, reports that be saw the
two schooners Coronet and Danntltae
passing Fire island on the evening of
Saturday lost, and that the Coronet wave
then a mile and a half ahead. He had
no doubt whatever as to their relative
positions.
A Refinery Afire.
San Francisco, March 15 —Word
has reached this city from Potrero that
fire has broken out in Claua SprecUea'
, sugar refinery at that place. No par
i ticulara.
CRIMINAL NOTES.
Incorporations.
The Winning Numbers.
Marriage Licenses.
Probably Lost in the Snow.
Orange Shipments.
NO. 145.
RUSSIA'S RULER.

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