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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. Races at the Bay District Park. BOOMS 15 VARIOUS PLACES. Misinformed Sin Francisco, in Its Terror of Smallpox. Adopts struisr.'iit Measures. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, Maroh 19.—At Bay District Park to-day in the $1000 sweep stakes, owners to drive, Charles Kings, ley's Allie Whipple was the winner, tak ing the second, third and seventh heats, while Tom Williams, Stockton, won the fourth and fifth, and Ira R-uns HIP Luella the first. The sixth, in which Allie was an easy winner, was declared no heat. Timf, 2.49, 2:49, 2:47J, 2:43|, 2.46, 2:50 and 2:434. The other starters was Mr. Hastings with Hector. The second race was a match two miles and repeat between Emma O. and Belle R., the former winning by taking the first and third heats in 5:23, 5:17$ and 5:20}. Previous to these races Harry Wilkes was speeded on fonr trials, and made 2:28, 2:26, 2:19 and 2:194. His gait and appearances were much admired. BOOms! BOOMS!! Caatrovllle ■■ Now Beported to to Hare 'Km Bad. Castrovillk, March 19.—The boom hss reached Castroville. The Southern Pacific Company has made this station the end of a division and a train dis patcher has been stationed here. A large eating establishment has been erected, with a view of making this place an eating station, when the road is con nected with the railroad now being built from Newhall this way. Several new buildings are being put up and a great many lots are being Bold. The railroad company is putting up large watering tanks and other improvements are in the course* of construction. THE HEMCIA KAII.KOAD. The Subscriber* '-Dead stuck" to Urt Their Boad Completed. Santa Rosa, March 19.—Most of the subscribers to tho fund of $80,000, made payable on condition of the building of the road to Benicia by the company un dertaking that project, have signed an agreement to turn that sum over to any -company agreeing to build a standard gauge to any eastern connection. The agreement oontains the further provis ion that if the present company will made a valid contract with responsible parties to build the road at once they shall reoeive 10 per cent additional. Land matters at iTlcrccd. Merced, Maroh 19.—Real esta'e transfers in this county during the past week amounted to $138,450; most of this was ranch property, although specula tion in town lois is quite active. The Merced Canal and Irrigation Company bought 1000 acres at $23 per acre, of land which is known as the Robleau ranch. Inquiry for large tracts for col ony purposes is a feature in land matters here. Santa liar barn Elated. Santa Barbara, March 19.—The real estate transactions were very heavy the past week. A total of $130,000 worth of unimproved real estate has changed hands. New buildings are springing up all around. A three-story bus ness block, to coßt $40,000, has just been contracted for. SCARED SAN FRANCISCANS Adopting Entirely lincnllcd-For measures Against this City. San Francisco March 19.—The Board of Health met in seoret session to-day for tho purpose of adopting measures to protect the city from the danger that is threatened by the arrival in port of steamers from places infested with smallpox. There were present at the meeting Mayor Pond and Drs. McCarthy -.f*d Perry. Tho following resoiutiof /were adopted, and Sec retary Mafloy was instructed to send copies to Dr. McAllister, quarantine officer: Resolved, That the city of Los An geles be declared infected with the smallpox, and, as the port of San Pedro is the port of departure from that city, that it be declared infected, and that all vessels arriving therofrom shall be placed iv quirantine, until thoroughly in spected by the quarantine onacer. Resolved, That all persons arriving on vessels from the port of San Pedro shall, before being allowed to land, be vacoinated, unless showing signs of per fect previous vaccination. Burned to Deatb. Roculin, Cal., March 19.—A tire early this morning, which originated in H. Mulinix's saloon, swept a whole including the Rocklin Hotel. AMong the ruins were found the remains of M. Connelly. It ia believed that he was asleep in the saloon at the time of the tire. Losses, $15,500; insurance, $4800. A fire started in Mulinix's saloon about 12:30 this morjing, which soon swept away the entire block. The losses are the Rocklin Hotel, $3500, in surance, $1600; C. G. Sonle's building and stock of cr.ndies, $500, insurance - $100; W. R. Williams, saloon and dwelling,' $1200, insurance $500; H. Mulinix, saloon and skating rink, $1500, insurance $800; Dr. Porter's sa loon aud livery stable, $1000, insurancessoo; L. Jodoin's barbershop, $300, no insurance; J. P. Burchard's sa loon, mudc ball »nd fixtures, $3900, in surance $1500. Very little stook was saved, and that iv a damaged oondition. The remains of M. Connelly were found in tho ruins. He must have been sleep ing in the saloon. How tho fire started is a mystery. The railroad fire depart ment did good work! iconfining it to one block, as it looked \ it one time as though the whole bus! less part ot the town would have to go. y crop Prospl«te. Merced, Maroh 19 —The crop pros pects have much improved during the past week, owing to warm days and 000 l nights. Wheat is looking as well as usual at this time of the year. Rain, however, would be a benefit, though nothing it suffering now. SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 20. 1887-TEN PAGES. THE DEBRIS SUIT Decided lv favor of the Oc fendants. Stockton, Maroh 19.—The debris suit, brought by this city against hydraulic miners, was decided for tho defenr'ants this morning on the ground that the natural wash and plowing of bottom farms is responsible for tho debris to an excessively large- ex.ent. The suit was brought against fourteen defendants of Calaveras, but was dismissed against all but the North Hill mine owners. The opinion of Judgo Pressly wus filed to-day iv favor of the defendants. An appeal will probably be taken. A Dakota City Threatened With Annihilation Through an Ice Gorge in the River. Associated Frees DlsDntches to the Herald. ALBCiiiTKHyiTK, March 19.—The Du rango Board of Trade and the Albu querque Beard of Trade are now confer ring for the purpose of building a railroad from Durango through the San Juan and San Luis valleys to this city. At the present all mail from this place to the adjoining conntiea of Rio Areyba and San Juan is as long in transit as the mail to New York, although the distance, as the crow Hits, is but about one hundred miles. But there being no road over the mountains the mail must go via Denver, and thence to Duraugo to reach its des tination. The new road, as projected, will be a narrow-giuge and probably be a part of the Rio Grande system. The principal reason for its early completion is the well-authenticated rumor that the A Rallroud IrauKlcr Confirmed. San Francisco, March 19.—Regarding the statemeut telegraphed last night that the Oregon and California railway haa been transferred to the Southern Pacific Company, Colonel Charles V. Croaker, Vice-President of the latter company, sent the Associated Press the following statement todayi "The transfer of the Oregon and California railroad into the possession of the Southern Pacific Com pany awaits the delivery of oertain securities in New York City, which will be accomplished about April Ist, The agreement was made some months since in New York by Mr. Huntington and the agents of the bondholders. The stockholders of the Oregon and Cali fornia railroad have been notified. Sltlpped to Canada, of Course. Nkw York, March 19.—The Tribune to-morrow will say: S.J. Vlasto.. the New York representative of the Vlasto Brothers, ship brokers, has disappeared, leaving behind him a large number of creditors, to whom he owes small amounts, but running up in the aggre gate to about $60,000. He was a mem ber of the Produce Exchange, and has been a wild speculator iv what options, upon which he lost money. He -is also debtor to Charles Pratt 4 Co. to the amount of $5000 for case oil, which he had bought for shipment to Algiers. He was last in bis offije on Thursday. An Insane Parricide. San Francisco, March 19. —Daniel Hayes, the young man who killed his father with a butcher knife December Bth of last year, was examined before the Commissioners of Insanity this morn ing. At the conclusion of the testimony ot several witnesses, the Commissioners held a short consultation, when it was decided to commit young Hayes to the Napa Insane Asylum, to rem»in there till cured, and then to be remanded to the custody of the Sheriff. He will be taken to Napa to-morrow. St. Louis and Sun Francisco road will he at onoe built to this city over the old Atlantic and Pacific survey, which not only provides better facilities for mail, but gives the people of prosperous San Juan county open markets both east and west. TELEPHONE CABLES. Tliclr Suspension In tbe Air a Cause of Danger In Flrea. Buffalo, N. V., March 19.—A largely attended meeting of representative citi zens was held at the Merchants' Ex change this afternoon, to take action in favor of the removal of all electric wires from tbe streets and place them under ground. The meeting grew out of the experience of the Fire Department at the recent great fires, especially with tbe cabies strung by the Telephone Company. A resolution was adopted declaring it the sense of the meeting that tbe Tele phone Compin'y be requested to move their cables before Monday next at noon, and if they fail to do so then the proper authorities will be requested to remove them. BLIZZARDS AND ICE GUBUGS. jriandan, In Dakota, Flooded, many People in Hanger. Bismarck, Dak., March 19.— The gorge at Sibley Island is still intact, despite dynamite. The scene here to day is desolate and dreary. The river is still over six miles in width. All last night a swinging light was seen in the woods, and several vain attempts were made to send a party to the rescue. The light was a signal of distress from a settler who, it is learned this morning by looking through a field-glass, has beeu on tbe top of bis stack since the rising of tbe waters, swinging n Unrein in the hope of calling help. His stack is com pletely surrounded by water and two miles from the shore cf tbe new-made stream, and it is almost afloat. Two rescuing parties were sent out this morning and have found several families on the roof I of houses. Field-glasses arc being used with good results, as numerous settlert have been discovered, some being on trees and others on floating timbers. M indan is completely inundated and thwater runs through the streets as if in a millrace. The situation at tbe river landing here is unchanged. The water is still running through tbe boarding houses and the river residences up to the second story. Tho worst Is coming, as tbe great rise at Fort Buford is now over half way here and will reach this point some time tonight. This will make tbe highest water known in this part, and unless the gorge breaks at Sibley lsl md, Mandaa will be in dan ger of annihilation. Little Heart river flows into the Missouri just below Man dun, and should tbe ice in this stream break to day or before the Buford rise arrives the entire surplus of water will be backed into Mandan. The high trestle of tbe Northern Pacific is wrecked. Bismarck is the terminus of the Northern Pacilic. Yesterday's passenger train, with its load of people bound for the Pacific coast, laid on the side track here all night, and will not be able to leave tor several days. Re newed efforts to break the g rgo at Sib ley Island will be nude. The gorge consists of six miles ot solid ice, wedged into the bottom of the river, and piled to the height of 30 feet. All mail routes are blocked, the snowstorm has been transferred into a blinding blizzard, and it is feared that rescuing parties will be lost. They are out with small yawls, and with the blind ing storm and a current of tea miles an hours, will be unable to guide their craft or keep their beariuge. A blizzard is roging to night, and the air is so thick with snow that it is impos sible to see across the street. Relief parties sent out this morning, about whose safety the greatest concern was felt, camo back this afternoon on ihe boat, bringing in "Dutch Mike" and Thomas While, taken from a house where they had been for nearly 24 hours, and three yawls bringing H. McCarthy and wife and C. A. Benl, found on a little mound opposite Fort Lincoln with the water within six inches of them. In such a blii ding sturm the retnrn of the boats is little short of miraoulous. The report of the drowning of Superinten dent Graham on the Mandan side can not be verified here, as there is no cominunieatiou. There is snow running in the river, which indicates that*the gorge is still holding above Buford. The rise of thirty feet cannot g»t here before to morrow. The train from the East to day brought more emigrants and there aro now over 100 here. The Northern Paoific is returning free to the East passengers who desire it. Probably Another False Alarm. Colton, Cal., March 19.— Considera- ble excitement prevails here upon tbe arrest of a man who answers to tbe de scription of Springer, the murderer, upon the arrival of the Sun Diego ex press at 2:30 r. M. Officers Earp and Brown were notified of his arrival and placed him under arrest. He stoutly denied being Springer and claims to be a stone outter in search of wotk. Tbe Alleged Saleol tbe S.P.C.R.R. San Francisco, Maroh 19 —Colonel Crocker stated to-day in reference to the rumored purchase of the South Pacifio Coast narrow-gauge road from Senator Fair by the Southern Paoific Company, that there were no new developments. "All I know," said he, "is that the ne gotiations are now in progress in New York between Senator Fair and Mr. Huntington." Jlrs. Crooner's Estate. San Francisco, -March 19.—Colonel C. F. Crocker has applied to the Probate Court for letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. Jennie M. Crocker, his wife, who died on the 26th of Feb ruary in this city. The property of the deceased consists of real and personal property, located in San Mateo county and in this city, and is valued at §121, --750. A Dead Rnrglar. Sax Francisco, March 19.—James Scott, the burglar who was shot in the jaw about 2 o'oloek on the morning of the Bth inst., while robbing a boarding house kept on tbe corner of Francisco and Fillmore streets, by E. J Wilkin son, died at the receiving hospital this morning from the effect of the wound. Scott was formerly employed in the house. Private I lank Incorporated. San Francisco, March 19.—The pri vate bank of Sather & Co. wa3 to-day incorporated as tbe Sather Bunking Company, with a capital of 51,250,000 in 2500 shnrcß of §100 each. The names of the directors are J. L. N. Shepherd, A. Chabot, Charles Main, H. L. Djdge, Lonis Sloss, W. P. Johnson and Albert Miller. Amount of the capital actually subscribed is §727,500. A Second Cook at Haratoura. San Francisco, March 19.—Ausiralian advices received to-day state that Caarles W. links, defaulting cashier of Wells, Fargo & Co., who left this city in Sep tember last, is now iv Raratonga, tbe capital oity of the Cook Islands. It is stated that an effort will be made to ex tradite him, but it is feared that it will prove unsuccessful. Breaking- Up. Victoria, B. C, March 19.—Arrivals from the west coast report an abandoned lumber-laden brig near Barclay sound. Indians saved most of the lumber. The vessel was fast breaking up. She is supposed to be the bark Wm. T. Irwin, which sailed from the sound last fall. A Candidate for tbe Supreme Hencb. San Franciso, Maroh 19.—Lawyer W. J. Curtis, of Sau Bernardino, ar rived here to-day in the interest of Hon, Byron Waters, as candidate for the va cancy of the Supreme Court. A peti tion for that purpose has been largely signed. Silkworm F/gira. San Francisco, March 19.—A con signment of 200,000 silkworm eggs from France has just been received by the State Board of silk-culture at 21 Mont gomery street. They will be distribut ed, free of charge, to those engaged iv silk-culture in this State. Near Freight Bate. San Francisco, March 19. — New freight rates, to govern east and west bound shipments, have been received by all .transcontinental lines in this oity. There are ten classes, the highest is $4.70 per hundred pounds, and the low est, $1.15. EASTERN. Robs mi Armr Paymaster of A Proposed Kailroad for ' Chicago, Maroh 19.—A Times special from Douglas, Wyoming, says: Partic alars have just been received here ot the robbery of United States Paymaster D. N. Bush of $7500 at Antelope Springs. Major Bush was cv route to Fort Mc- Kinney to pay off the troops and stop ped at Antelope Springs to get dinner, leaving his valise containing the money in the coach, which stood a few steps from the building, and in plain view of the Major and ms escort as they sat at the table. During tho progrss of the meal a stranger, who had arrived at the station that morning, and was pres ent when the stage came, ran to it and seizrd the valise, jumosd on n horse standing near and was off like the wind. The paymaster and party sprang for their guns and ran out, firing several shots at the flying desperado without effeot. Mounting the stage horse?, they followed the fugitive, who turned in the Baddle and fired several shots, which were returned by the pursuers with interest. The robber's hc-*e, however, was superior to Ihose on whioh the pursuing party were mounted, and was soon lost to night. Following his trail the valise was found, from which the robber had removed the money; also a pair of pants, minus one leg, evidently used by the fugitive as a sach in whioh to carry the cash. The thief is known tt> be a cowboy named Charley Parker, who has been until recently on a ranch on the Cheyenne river. The money taken consists of $250 in silver and the bal ance is in bllis. Major Bush offers a re ward of $1000 for the capture of the robber dr the return of the money. Till: K. & t O. DUAL Stigmatized as an Aulaclous At tempted Speculation. New York, March 19 —The Sun will say: So far as the Baltimore matter is concerned the present holders of Mr. Garrett's option are still trying to hnd means to make good the forfeit of $100, --000, which they have put up on tho transaction. There are some Indications that they may succeed in digging into their pile a little deeper. The matter as it now stands is simply an audacious speculation of a young man whose character is such that the Stock Exchange has refuted to allow him even a representation upon its board. The amount involved in transferring the control of the Baltimore and Ohio Com pany is large, and the position of the properly so hampered for the moment that only the moat powerful and in fluential interests in both financial aud railroad affairs are equal to the tack and it looks very much as if afr. < Jarrett might follow the market down until be finds buyers who can pay for what they buy. Wall street apparently has made up its mind today that until the affair assumes a more tangible shape it was not likely to be a factor in the speculation, The 1 Tribune will say that the taport that the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company had bought the con trol of the Baltimore and Ohio to form a thorough line to the eastern seaboard, was denied in private dispatches received from President Strong in Boston. to I It LIVES Sacrificed to a St. I.ouin Drum mer's meanness. Tkxa'rkana, Aik., March 19.—Two weeks ago Walter Eidgely, a wealthy farmer, shot aud killed two ferrymen who wire trying to get exorbitant charges ' out of a St. Louis drummer for putting ' him across the river. Eidgely took the drummer's part and the ferrymen in- Salted him for this and attempted to draw their weapons. Then Ridgely shot both dead, and upon examination Kidge ly was discharged. John Murphy, a ' brother of onu of the men killed, and ' another fellow, uncle of tha other, swore they would kill Ridgely on eight. Last night Ridgely, being on horseback, was riding horns, and on entering a strip of woods was tired on from an ambush. Hi* horse toll dead but its rider escaped unharmed and rolled over on the tide of . the horse opposite to that from which the firing proceeded. The two would-be 1 murderers wr-ro the uncle aud tho brother mentioned. When within about ten feet Ridgely suddenly raised up and shot both assailants dead. This makes four men Ridgely has killed over a simple ferry-boat transaction. FIXED By Being Hanged to a Tree for murder. i Chicago, March 19.—The Time' ' Troy, Term., special says: A mob of masked men surrounded the county jail at this place about 12 o'clock and de- i manded admission of the Sheriff. Be- i ing refused, they broke down the out- ' side door, went to the room of the jailor, I and, breaking ilowu the door, demanded 1 the keys of tho cells at the muzzles of i oistols and guns. They compelled the i jailor to unlock the doors, and they took i out a prisoner name d William Hardy, a i mulatto, who had murdered a yonng i white man. They then banged their victim to a tree. lACQITITTED. Tlioua-h tie Mistook bis Wife for a Burglar and Shot. ( Omaha, March 19.—John W. Laner, , on trial for two weeks on the charge of ; murdering his wife, was acquitted to- I night, the jury being out three hours. ' This was his second trial. The first time he was oonvicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to ten years. He shot his wife during the night and claimed he mistook her for a burglar. The Casualties at the Fire. Bcffalo, N. V., March 19 —The fa talities at the Richmond Hotel fire are as follows: Wilson Purcell, Cate Wolfe, of Lockport, Mark Osborne, Lizzie Welch, Katie Kent, Henry B. Rumsey. Missing and unaccounted for are: J. B. Aoken, Hiram Benedick, jr., of Lockport, Mr. Johnson, of Toronto, Joseph Sayre, of Erie, and J. C. Pratt, of Albany. Mr. Goodrich, of New York, reported mis sing, has been heard from at Cleveland, O. The list at present stands: Six dead, twenty are injured, five or six seriously, and five missing, Coming to Uet Acquainted With a Bug. Washington, March 19.—Dr. C. V. Riley, entomologist of the Agricultural Department, hat gone to California to investigate, among other things, the cot tony cushion seals, an insect imported from Australia, whioh is [reported to be doing immense damage to the citrus orchards of California. New Mexico. GOING FOR TELEPHONE CABLES. Hlg Prairie Fire. Galveston, March 19.-A special from Bandera to reports one of the most extensive prairie tires raging in Bandera county that has occurred for years. Tho fire started in a large cedar, broke aud extended over a wide area, causing great desolation. It has now been raging for four days and has approached within a few miles of Bandera, all efforts to Btop it having proven futile. Thous ands of dollars' worth of valuable prop erty has been destroyed and as much more is in jeopardy. It is thought that it will be impossible to stop it until it reaches the Medina river. A HOI.B COW MO 1 . •7500 Before His Nose. Quick Retribution, to a Wretch. ALLIED AGAINST RUSSIA. The Tonka Islands Plunged into Civil War Through the Indis cretion of Missionaries. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Chicago, March 19.—A Times special from Hastings, N; 8., says: Dr. W. W. Randall, of this city, was arrested Wed nesday night for committing a rape upon the person of Miss Hart, of Edgar, an eleven-year.old girl, who was plaoed under his care for treatment. The crime was oommitted one week ago, and to-day he was arraigned. Just after his exam ination closed, and Randall had been placed under $5000 bonds, a brother of the girl pulled out a revolver wJ, before any person was aware of his intention, shot Randall dead. He theu turned and walked out of the room and disap peared, and no person has taken the trouble to look for him, as the shooting is looked upon as justifiable. From the evidence produced, it appears as though Randall and his wife, who was on trial with him, have made a practice to ruin young girls aud place them in houses of ill fume, Mrs. Randall is now in the custody of the Sheriff. She isquartered in her boarding house, surrounded by a large mob which, although not violent, seems determined to do something des perate. The chances are that before to-morrow's sun shines she will have fol lowed her husband. An Offensive aud Defensive Alliance. Belgrade, March 19.—A newspaper states that a military convention has been concluded between .Austria and Servia, according to the terms of which Servia will be the ally of Austria in the event of war between tho latter and Russia. AT THEIR OLD GAME. niaalouarlesln the Pacific Island Fighting for Supremacy. San Francisco, March 19. — The steamer Alameda, arrived from Sydney to-day, reports that an attempt was made to assassinate the Premier of the Tonka islaud, Rev. Shirley Baker, his son and his daughter on the evening of January 13th. While out driving sev. eral men, both whites and natives, fired upon them, wounding the daughter. Seven hundred native warriors attempted to lynch the suspected parties, but were dissuaded by Mr. Baker. The trouble i was owing to religious quarrels between the different scots. Mr. Baker charges the adherents of Mr. Moulton, one of the missionaries, with exciting civil war. Great excitement prevailed at last ac counts and Mr. Biker was barricaded in the King's palace. Mr. Moulton denies inciting hostilities and complains of the oppression exercised by his opponent on the island. APPLAUDED For Bef using to Account For His Stewardship. Dublin, March 19.—Father Keeler, arreted at Younghall yesterday, was driven to court to-day in the Lord May or's carriage, receiving an ovation en route from the people in the streets. He refused to give any testimony as to his custody of the tenants' money as trustee, upon the plan of the campaign, and was committed to prison for contempt. The Jurlge declared that if the priest's actions in disobeying the order of the Court, were permitted, the whole ma chinery of the bankruptcy law would be upset. Tbc EdncMonnl Association. Washington, March 19—Through the efforts of C. S. Young, of Nevada, and Hon. Fred M. Campbell, of Cali fornia, quite a boom for California as the place for the meeting cf the Nation al Educational Association in 1883, has been worked up. The following resolution was unanimoudy adopted at the closing session ot the National Department ot Superintendents: Resolved, That it is the sense of this convention that tho best interests of this Association will be secured by hold ing the session of 18S8 in San Fran cisco. Icebergs In the Atlantic. New York, March 19.—An incoming steamer reports passing a large number of icebergs, and an immense field of ice. They state that the the ice extends much farther south than usual, and it is thought that the racing yachts may be delayed on this account. Winds have so far been very favorable, and if the ice does not prevent, it is t lought that the racrs may reach Quoenatown about the latter part of next week. No Bluff. New York, March 19.—James Mur phy writes to the Spirit of the Times that he will race Montana Regent over the Memphis, Louisville or Latonia track against Volante for $10,000 a side, half forfeit, cup distance six and one-qnarter miles. Murphy says this is no "bluff," and that the forfeit-money is to be de posited with the President of the race track over which the race is to run. VIOLA'S PUNISHHENT. The Jury Tliiu It sue Deserved a Licking with a Strap. Looi, Cat, Maroh 19.—Robert Mo- Court, a teaoher of the Duston school, aocused of battery in having punished Viola Kuight with a strap for violating the rules of the school, was on trial in Justice Biggi' Cotirt in this place to day. After the examination of about twenty witnesses the unanimous verdict of "pot guilty" was brought in by the jury. Down to Business. San Jose, March 19 —The Supervisors to-day decided to grant a franchise to an eleotric street railway company for a double track line on Santa Clara street. The company is to give a bond of $100, --000 that if the road is not a success they will surrender the franchise or build a oable road. Vast Do rem Acquitted. Santa Bora, Maroh 18.—After a trial of two weeks duration the Van Doren case was giren.to the jury this afternoon. After twelve minutes deliberation the jury returned with a verdict acquitting the defendant. FOREIGN. The Police Capture t'lf tr-Ni* »!•• orderly People. 1 Saturday night always finds a surplus of life in the mainon» die joie, on Alame da and Aliso streets, and last night was no exception to the rule, until the usual exercises were rudely disturbed by a visit from the police, .Shortly after 9 o'clock small squads of police of ficers were seen wending their way down Alameda street, and in the neighbor hood of Aliso they separated and pro ceeded to different weM-known honsts of ill-fame, which were ablaze with light, and tilled with boisterous inmates and visitors The officers gave no one a chance to escape, and after allowing the girls time to properly clothe themselves, marched them all to the city prison. The procession attracted considerable attention on its way to the police head quarters. Mr. Clark was kept busy for over an hour registering tbeir nimes and receiving their bail, $10 in each case. In all, fifty-six inmates and visitors were captured by Offieecs Morton, Moore, Collins, Apple, Deckman, Fow ler, Fred Smith, Jeffries, Bat gui, Auble and little. Yesterday afternoon Budd Doble, who is in charge of Oliver X., tha great trot ter, said that he would start with the horse for San Francisco on the 27th inst, Oliver K. is matohed for a race with Harry Wilkes on the 2d of April. He reports his oharge in splendid form, and says that he frequently trots under 2.18 while exercising. Mr. Doble thiuks Southern California the finest country in the world for wintering fast stock, and intends spending every winter in this county hereafter. Best Varieties of Grapes. M. M. Eatee, lawyer, farmer and wine maker, delivered an elaborate ad dress oa grape growing before the Viti cultural convention lately in lession in San Francises. Among other things be spoke of the varieties of grapes to > plant. This question, he thinks, de pends entirely on locality and the kind of wine that is desired. Tbe first among claret grapes is tbe Cabernet- Sauvignon. It makes a light, rich claret, tbe best that can be made, and the best the world has ever produced. For a very rich, delicious white wine, Semalon, Sauvignon-blanc, Sauvignon vert, the entire Reialing family and tbe Chesales are eminently suited to a large part of the grape-growing por tion of California. Those parts of the State peculiarly fitted for the produc tion of sweet wines are the southern counties. For the production of sherry the Pedro, Ximenes and tbe Palomine are recognized as typical sherry grapes. The Trosseau, which i < known as one of the best grapes for port wine, is now very largely cultivated in many of the leading vineyards of South ern and Central California. Senator Stanford has at Vina ever four hundred acres of this grape alone. Grape brandy will soon figure largely in the financial successes of the vineyards of this State, and it oan be made from any grape grown. The Falle, Blanch, Burger, West's Pro lific and the Reialing make fine brandy. For the last ten years the California vineyards have been gradually climbing up the bills. The first vineyards plauted in this State were planted on bottom laid, doubtless because it was then sup posed that the bottom land was the only place where grapes would grow; but more recently every thoughtful vine yardist has come to the conclusion that hill lands are conspicuously the best for the production of at least a high type of light wine. Rutherford and Lucy. Rutherford is quite gray, aud is a plain, simple man who laughs and talks with his neighbors. He has forty acres, his goats and his chickens, and lives as happily as an Arab in his tent. Every year ho invites the "upper class" of Fremont, by which is meant the local shopkeepers, millers, nsurers and hog packers out to his farm, and these have a picnic under the trees and driuk goal's milk and unfcrmented sweet wine. It is a great occasion fur the village small fry. who gather to the number of 500 or 600 to shake hands with a fellow who has been President, The villagers exchange awkward compliments under the trees and fall over the furniture and have a good time, Rutherford has a coachman with a blue coat and brass buttons, and a high hat, caught up the side. This coach man is a sans calotte iv respect to his uniform, for, while his coat and vest and hat go together, he wears Ruther ford's cast-off trousers. His coat is a concession to flunkism and Rutherford's trousers are a concession to democracy. Rutherford has a fish-horn, by blowing a blast on which he calls tho coachman. Wheuever Rutherford wants the coach man to hitch up the horse he goes to the second-story window of the house, pops out his head and blows the horn, which is about three feet long. The cyclones which devestate Ohio are attributed to his hbhhorn. Lucy is getting fat. Sho used to be a Buckeye belle, with oheeks like red apples and eyes like sloe-berries. She went from the farmhouse to the White House,Jond drank catnip tea all the way. She is a charitable and kindly woman, and, as a shining example in the prohi bition movement, is considered to be worth a hundred Francis Mnrpbys. Rutherford himself was once a lively swain at the country husking-bees and apple parings, where he first met Lucy, but care on account of bis chickens has turned his hair white. Both Ruther ford and Lucy are liked by all their ne gbbors because they came back from the White House and fed their chickens and walked on the common, ground and breathed the oommon air, an i did not go around stubbing their toes against the stars.—[N. Y. Star. Origin of Drinking the Health. The apparently meaningless oustom of drinking a man's health in a social glass is ancient, befere you find its mean ing. When gods were deceased onces torn, they were wined and dined and toasted; that is, they had the best of everything, for they were supposed still to be capable of hunger and thirst. But as the dead could only "smell sweet savors," and take of the odors of the wine, the living drank tbe cups for them. To drink a good oup was a religious and pious custom. So, one friend meeting another, called down the blessing of the gods on bim by drinking a god's cap with him. Of coarse one good turn de serves another, and the two would quaff to each other's health, instead of utter ing a prayer. Nowadays, in Tom Allen's saloon, down Rogue alley, two royster era drink healths with rosy noses and watery eyes, little knowing what it means.—[Adobe-Democrat. RAIDED. POOR CZAR! He Views the Attempt of the Nihilists UPON HIS LIFE WITH HOB ROE, Bnt His Obstinacy in Not Changta*? ' His "Convictions will Yet En sure His Death. Associated Press Dltpatobes to the Hatutus, St. Pktkrsbdbo, March 19—Tbe following is an authorized offbial deelor ation concerning the attempt on the lite of the Czar: It is not believed that the active society of the Constitutional party has such an extensive an '-'-illi following as soms foreign journals reere-' sent. The Constitutionalists, instead of being wholly distinct from the Nihilist** are nothing bnt the executors of a milder program, cloaking violent method* of Nihilism, so as to secure a certaia amount of toleration from the eduoetrd and thoughtful classes in Russia. The Czar's advisers are convinced frees long observation that the influents*! classes in Russia do not consider that the time has yet arrived in the polit ical development of the Kmpire for lis* introduction of a constitutional gows**> ment by his Majesty. Nor doe* Use Pan-Slaviat party desire constitutiooj*! ism. On the contrary, they declare tabs an autocratic form of government, t*s*> pered by a juit administrtaion of coditM law is desin d until the Russian territa rial expansion shall have reached tbe limit* set for it by the Pan-Slavic idem The Socialism, recently promoted in Germany by Prince Bismarck, is being carefully studied by the Russian Government. Tho Czar, being well disposed, is in favor of such progressive eaonomio change* ia the territory over which Russia baa away as shall conduce to the happiness and welfare of the Russian people. Tho Czar was deeply impressed by the terri ble oircumstances under whioh hie father met his death. The last attempt upon his own life projocted by the Nihi lists produced a feeling of horror. Still, it U unlikely that it will load to a ohmge of bis previons policy. His Majesty cannot but view with mingled bitterness snd regret the position in which he is placed by tho threats and perils continually besetting him. He deplores the necessity whioh constantly exists for costly and extensive precautions for bit personal safety whenever he desirss to travel or want* to move beyond the precincts of 1 his palace,—restrictions which imp* do his movements and prevents hb> seeing bis people as they are and judg ing for himself concerning their needs. The Czar's aversion to plunging Ron.is into a ruinous and fruitless wsr contin ues as great as ever. No change in hi* oonviotions in this respect is expected by his advisors, except in conformity with his views on the Russian imperial interests. THE IN rjERSTATE ACT. President Adams Addresses the Commercial Club Boston-, Mass., March 19.—Charles Francis Adams, President of the Union Pacific railroad, delivered an address to night before the Commercial Club. Ho declared that in all its departments the Union Pacific was fair, honest and intel ligent, and a reasonable expression should be given every provision of the luteistate Commerce set, and tho results left to speak for them selves. He acknowledges there were many abuses in the present railway system that should be remedied by legislation. He defended the long and short haul provision, saying it was just and should be a law. In regard to the debate ou the provision prohibiting rebates, drawbacks and secret arrange ments he did not hesitate to put himself on record as paying it was jnst and should be law. He declared tho tree pass system an outrageous abuse, and the most radical remedy should be applied to it. He declared that tl'c greatest defect iv the law was the prohibition of pooling. He defended the pooling system, and as serted that it benefited the people as* well as the railroads. Iteneflts ot Cold Storage. Says tho San Francisco Chronicle: California fruit growers who shipped peirs Fast last fail and received therefor but little more than enough to pay cost of picking and shipping, will doubtless be higbly gratified to learn that their fruit was put into cold storage there aud has been held until recently. The New York Evening Post of a wetkagoesya that California Easter Benrrc pears are now being taken from cold-storage, where they have been held until other pears were out of the maiket. They were sold for $150 to $U a dozen, and are found and rich flavored. The producers of this fine fruit did not receive as much for an entire box as is now bring ptid for a single dozen, but tbey will doubt lees be glad to learn that the products of their orchards is at all events appreci ated, even though the middle men do reap all the profit. The question at once suggests itself, hrwevtr, if such enormous profits are made by keeping fresh fruits in cold storage at the East, why cinnot the same be done here? Why should not tbe grow ers store the pears aud other fruits here, and ship at such a time as the Eastern market affords a favorable opportunity? There is no reason in tbe world why this cannot be dune all over the State, and then those to whom it is due will have a chance to reap some of the benefit from their labor and capital invested in orchards and vineyards. At a third of the prices given above the fruit-grower and tbe storage handler wonld make an ample pre tit. The ex ample has been set at Riverside. It should be followed at every fruit-grow ing center in the State. Oliver K. Police Commissioners. Tbe Police Commission met yesterday to consider various matters which fcsjl bien previously filed. A petition from Madam Dopuy asking for a license was refused. The petition of t roperty-owners on Sepulveda street asking that houses of prostitution on that street be removed was referred for examination. A petition from the Conclave saio'm , asking for a special police officer was de nied. A communication from cUusens in ref erence to flying hiios on the pabl o streets was referred to the Council for action. H. W. O'Melveny, Esq., went to 8m Francisco yesterday. NO. 149..