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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. few minutes after 10 o'clock the resi dents of C autauqua discovered a tire, in what is known as the Olde- Curtis building, one of tho oldest structures in the village, which has been uuoconpted for some time. The town possesses a small volunteer fire department, which was at once called out. Arriving at the scene of the tire at 10:30. some trou ble was had withj the apparatus which had not been usod for a long tinie.and in the meantime the fire gained good head way aud spread to two adjoining build ings, taking such strong hold that the apparatus, a hand pump, was of little avail. Everything possible was done by the firemen, and the resideuts of the neighboring houses made all haste to remove their goods to places of safety. In the meantime tho fire continued to make steady progress up Townsend avenue which lies along tho bank of tbe lake, working its way towards the the hotel and the outbuildings of the Chautauqua assembly. At 11 o'clock it bad reached tho corner of Pariah nnd Townsend streets and spread, taking in two streets. At this time upwards cf thirty-seven buildings were on fire and absolutely nothing could be done. Ap peals for aid were sent to Brockton and Dunkirk, but owing to the defective fire apparatus of these places none oould be sent. The last report received from the scene of the fire was at midnight and the employes of the telephone oflioe are moving out their goods, stating that the fire was only two doors distant and Ihe whole attention of the fire department and residents was devoted to getting out household goods, owing to the proximity of the tire. The tele phone operator, Ihe only source of news in tbe place, was unwilling to give auy, aud would not take time to state who owned the burned buildings. He stated, however, that they were nearly ull the property of summer resi dents, and that the damages would fig ure way up iv the thousands. At that time the fire hid takeu hold of the new and magnificent hotel and was making rapid work with it. Owit gto the itnmi nent destruction of the telephone sta tion, no further news could be obtained, as the operator left. THE MISSOURI RIVER. Its Rise Causes Great Damage. PEOPLE PERCHED IN TREES. Riotiiur Polish Catholics Resort to Violence in Favor of a De -1 posed Parish Priest. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Bismarck, March 20--The Missouri river Las risen a foot here to-day. The speed ol the current is terrific, and the situation generally grows worse. This zisa is equal t > twenty feet iv the upper river, tho water here being spread over six miles of country. Six inches of snow fell yesterday, and this will add to the flood as goon as the weather grows warmer again. Tbe heroes of the day are the members of the rescuing party who went into the lowlands yesterday and saved the lives of seven persons who were perched on the tops of houses aud trees. A dispatch from Fort Lincoln says that people can be seen standing on hay stacks and trees, and if not soon rescued will perish with tbe flood, Many claim that tho country opposite the fort con tained many inhab.tants who are still in great danger. Some reports have aUo come from tbe Painted Woods. The re port is denied that Supt. Grabam, •of the Northern Pacific, was drowned. He telegraphed he would come on Fri day evening, bnt failed. Tbe Sibley Island gorge remains firm, and if in the present state of affairs it continues one week, the permanent channel will be out across tbe country two miles east of tbe old bed of ihe mission. Huge oakes of ice are coming down the river and landing on the meadow land of the set tlers. It is impossible now to repair the Northern Pacific trestle on account of the flowing ice. The terrific rapidity of the rise of the river at ihe Painted Woods is indicated by the experience of two families who Daw the flood in the distance aud attempted to pack off their household goods preparatory to mjvitig back from the stream to the Unites. Thu housea floated on the highest point of the lowlands before the families were ready to start and the water was withiu six feet of their bouses. There were Aye children in tho party, and be fore tho buttes could be reucbed the flood overtook them and left. The last part of tbe journey was made through three feet of water. One of tho children narrowly escaped drowning. Another train-load of Eastern passengers which arrived to-day will ba compelled to re main here until it is possible to cross the Missouri. It is believed the Northern Pacific Company will be able to establish a transfer line of boats to-morrow. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. A General Tide of success lie. ported In This Matte, Fresno, Cal., March 20.—The sale was concluded last night of tbo Ball building, a two-story brick, with a lot fronting fifty feet on Mariposa and sev enty-five feet on J streets, to George D. Fiske, of Philadelphia, for §30,000. Tho same property changed bunds two months ago ut §22,000. Luke Shelby purchased yesterday a two-story brick on Mariposa street, fronting thirty feet, with a depth of seventy ieet, lor $l.'i, --000. San Lris Obispo, March 20.—The sale of eight thousand acres of the Vicuna grant in this oounty was consummated yesterday for Iho aggregate sum of $90, --000. A few years ago the same land sold for $1.87J P Br acru ' Mormons tor Chihuahua. Benson, Ariz., March 20.—Eli|Whip ple has just arrived with a train of Mor mon emigrants on their pilgrimage to Ch'huabua, where a colony has beeii in stituted under the direction of Erastus Snow. The location of the new colouy is to the north of Casas Graude, Mex ico, which town will be their present postoffioe. They have been granted large tracts of land, and their thrift will doubtless convert the same into a flour ishing garden in the course of time. They are traveling with teams. 6t. Paul, Maroh 20.—The Pioneer Pre-** correspondent at Mandan tele, graphs from Bismarck that the reported inundation of Mandan is utterly false. No water has entered the streets from the Missouri or Heart rivers, but anxiety prevails among tho people of Mandan for the poor inhabitants living on the flats near Bismarck. Business is going on as usual. Tbe damage has been done to the trestle-work of the bridge and the track two miles east of Mandan. A party will cross the submerged lowlands on tbe ice to-morrow. A Bismarck special io the Pioneer Press says, the storm cleared away this morning, but the river has risen slowly all day, and is still rising to-night, an inch an hour. Having passed the high water mark of the memorable flood of 1881. all tho low lands are now inun dated. The only houses flooded on the Bismarck side are a few squatters' -shocks. Bismarck is 40 feet above the water. Some 200 emigrants, west bound, are delayed here. From the blulfs oue can see huge cakes of ice on the streets of Mandau and tbe water extends to near the Inter-Ocean Hotel. The only method of communication between the towns is via Cheyenne and Ogden. The Boston syndicate property, including a flouring mill and some fifty residences, the elevator, shops, and everything south of the track is submerged. Tho upper part of tho river has not yet broken- Loose ice began running again this morn ing. Indications are tbat the Fort Bu ford rise is beginning to be felt. All boats are still safo at the Northern Pa oific warehouse, tho river is so wide that the ico no longer crowds them. Supt. Odell received telegrams from the Western Division of the road, via St. Paul, saying that trains arc running through to Mandan from Portland. One of the boats here will steam up as soon as the ice stops running, and will be used as a passenger transfer. POLISH RIOTERS FIR-htlng with the Police to Keep it Church Closed. Detroit, March 20.—More than a year ago the members of St. Albertus Polish Catholic Church were rioting be. cause their priest, Father .Kolahsky, had been deposed by Bishop Bet-gees. After a futile attempt to keep the church open with another priest in charge, the build ing was closed and has so remained since. At intervals there have been rumors of its reopening, eaoh report cre ating great excitement among the con gregation, which numbered 7000. Within a few days Ihe report became cur rent that the church would be reopened by Father Dombroski, on Maroh 27th. This report moused the Kohasky faction and troubles were anticipated. Today a squad of policemen were guarding the church wben they were assailed by a crowd of tbe Kohasky supporters. Ofhoer Frank Scharaffon was struck in the taoe with a brick. His assailant was arrested, and a storm broke forth. Ten or more pistol shots were fired at the police, who were also assailed with showers of bricks, clubs and other missiles. In reply the police tired over tbe heads of the mob and kept them at bay while their prisoner was car ried away and additional polioe protection scoured. Nearly 3000 Poles raged and stormed about tho officers, but no fur ther violence was attempted. Half a dozen policemen were badly battored and bruised, but none were fatally in jured. A few Poles were also hurt, but their companions immediately carried them away; so that the extent of their injuries cannot be learned. To-night the police are guarding the disturbed district, but no further trouble is antic ipated. The convent windows, also, were badly shattered by bricks to-night. CHAUTAUQUA BHHHIHH. Krerrthlus: Will Be Consumed far Want of Fire Engines. Erie, Pa., March 20.—A telephone message and a dispatch say: "At a A Large Cattle Ranch. Cottonwood, Cal., March 20.— T he Diamond stock range, consisting of '29,500 acres in one body, twenty miles west of here, Las been sold by its own ers, Ex-Governor Perkins, James Mil ler and Belcher & Crooks ot the Benicia Bank, to Generul Harding & Co. The consideration is about §15,000. The new owners will stock the place at once with cattle from Nevada. It is reported hero thut the same parties are negotiat ing for three other largo tracts. Work to be Stopped at the state Prisons. Sacramento, March 20.—The Slate Board of Prison Directors have decided to cell no more granite from tho quar ries at Folsom, and will close all the manufactories nt San Quentin except the jute works ou the Ist of .September. The vote on this proposition stood: Ayes—Sonnteg, Devlin, Wilkin?, Bnggs —4. No—Hendricks, Thiy aojourued to meet at Sua Ouentin at 9 a. st, April 4th. a_ The Alexander - Crocker I Wedding Disoussed. SOME OF FAIR'S MINING TRICKS The Police of Philadelphia Catch 839 Chinamen Indulging Their Favorite Vices. Associated Press Dtsnatches to the Herald. San Francisco, March '20.—A special to the Call from New York says: Ho cial circles are much disappointed that the Alexander-Crocker nuptials are not to take place here, after nil. Tho wcddiDg was to have been one of the most splen did, nnd invitations were eagerly sought for by New York's best society people. Miss Crocker's graceful manners, sweet face and bright mind won her hests of friends, and it is hoped that her promise to return to this city and take up ber permanent residence here after her mar riage will be kept. Her future husband is a member of the law firm of Alexan der & Green—a tirin so powerful and far-reaching that it can almost be called a corporation. They have the reputa tion cf doing the second largest law busiuess in Now York. The latest rumors aro to the effect tbat the Jane wedding list will be swelled by the marriage of Alfred Sully, the hero of the great Baltimore and Ohio deal, to the sister of Robert Gar rett. FAIR TALKATIVE. Telling Stories About Tailings and Mtues Whilst Slca. San Francisco, March '20.—A special to the Chronicle from New York Ex Senator Fair is at the Gilsey, still resting after his exhaustive labors at the nation's Capital. He is carefully nursed by Coleman and by A. E. Dawes, who continues to give him the benefit of his counsels. The ex-Senator baa become confideutial in his confabs, aud to more than one new-found friend he has coin muuicated his torly relations with the bonat za firm. He is especially solicitous for the welfare of his ex-partner John Mackay—my boy Jobn, as he calls him. He says that Flood and Mackay would never have amounted io anything if it hadn't been for him. He it wna who brought them tho secret of working ores profitably by having the company's mill to crtißh the ores lirst, and the company's mill to take tailings from the mine company's mill, and it al ways happened that the second mill got more out of the tailings tbat the first did out of the ore. "It wasn't," says Fair, "until old Dewey dropped on tne thing, that there was any trouble. .Then we had to compromise, first letting tbe statute of limitations run against those who might want to come in. This cost us a heap of money," A PHILADELPHIA U III). A Large Number of Chinese Gnm. blcrs und Opium Fiends Cough i Philadelphia, March 20.—Lieuten ant Walton, of the Sixth Police Dis trict, with a squad of twenty-four offi cers, to-night ra ; dcd six of the leadiDg Chinese gambling places aud succeeded in capturing two hundred and thirty three Chinamen, together with a large quantity of gambling paraphernalia, opium smoking or.ttits and other fixt ures. All the plaoes raided were in the neighborhood of Ninth and Race streets, and the vicinity is the rondez vous of most tho entire Chinese popula tion on Sunday. The fact of gambling having been carried on so openly, and no nob* raised, by such a large congre ea'.ion of celestials has been a source of frequent complaint to the authorities aud upon these warrauta wereßWorn out and placed iv the hands of the Sixth Dis trict (fticers, with the result above stated. Iv one house alone, on Race street, in a two-story structure, ninety seven people were captured, and m oth ers various .numbers trom sixty down. The prisoners were given a bearing later iv the night, when tho proprietors were held to bail on the charge of keeping gambling houses, and the inmates were held to keep the peace. THE JERSEY LILLY Will Beside iv sau Francisco All Mummer. New York, March 20.—San Francisco will see something more of Mrs. Langtry this coming summer than of any other artiste on the stage. After her season of two weeks in San Francisco, under the management of Leigh Lyuco, the com pany will be dismissed, and Mrs. Lang try will reside in San Francisco until the opening of the fall season. Her agent has already secure I a residence for her during the summer. Mrs. Langtry is quite as charming in a social way as she is on the stage. Charles C ughlan, who will be remembered in San Francisco and the entire country, will accompany Mrs. Langtry to ihe Pacific ooast. The com pany will play all the nay across the con tinent. A MOMENT OF INDECISION Caneea the General Manager of the V. P. His Dismissal. Chicago, March 20.—The Journal's Detroit special says: The report is cur rent here that S. R- Callaway, formerly of this oity and now General Manager of the Union Pacific, has been discharged from his position by the Directors of the road. The news comes in a private manner to the effeot tbat the Directors gave Callaway verbal instructions to se cure the right of way for a branoh which the Company proposed building. Calla way hesitated whi'e waiting for written instructions, and in the meantime a new Company secured tho right of way to build the road. WASHINGTON. Hare of Lcglslatore-Tbe Inter, state Commission Candidates. Washington, March 20.—Senators Stewart. Dolph and Mitchell are tbe only representatives of the Paoific Coast delegation who still remain in the oity, the others having betaken themselves homeward, or else have gone north to I attend to matters of business. Senator Hearst is in New York, and may remain there for some time. Stewart will in a day or two start for the Pacific ooast, but will go by the way of the Northern Paoific road, making quite a Burning of a Tannery. NAPA, Cal., March 20.—Thos. Mc- Bain'a large tanning establishment and stock was entirely destroyed by fire at 9 o'clock this evening. The fire origin ated in the upper part of the drying house, and was first discovered by tho night watchman. Tho total loss is over 850,000, partly insured for §18,500. Henry Murray, working at the tire, had his shoulder broken by a falling bundle of leather. A Firm Gone Under. Portland, Ogu., March 20.—Bam berger & Frank, large dealers in general merchandise in Baker City, Oregon, and Silver City, Idaho, have been attached. Their liabilities are about $100,000, of which $60,000 is due in San Francisco, §20,000 in Portland and $20,000 East. The firm has long been regarded as tbe strongest in Eastern Oregon. Uninteresting Wrestling Matcb. Grass Valley, Cal., March 20.—But a small attendance was on hand last night at the wrestling match between Gage, a new-comer here of some reputa tion as a wrestler, and James Seymour of this place. The match was for $ICO, two out af three falls, in three styles. Seymour won. Grading the Pacific Coast H. H. Ban LuisOdispo, March 20.—Grading on the extension of the Pacific Coast railway from Los Alamos to Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara county, will commence to-morrow. This will carry the road through to the Gaviota Pass, Wealthy Excursion lets. Benson, Ariz., March 20.—Eleven sleepers, filled with passengers from Mis souri and tha Eastern States, passed here to day, en route to the West. Tbe ex cursionists bear evidence of wealth and refinement. "The Illustrated Herald." Thlß publication, by far the most superior number yet Issued, Is rsady for delivery and can be purchased of all newsdealers and at the Herald Counting Rooms. Monday Morning, march 21.1887. stop in Montana, where he proposes to look up a mine or two that twill put money in his purse. He feels oonfident that there are many fortunes still hid den away in the earth iv that sectiou of the country. The delay in the selection of the Interstate Commission seems to discourage those who were looking for one of tbe appointments to go to the Paoitio Coast. It is now asserted that, in addition to the names of Morrison, Cooley and Brugg, who had already been announced iv these dispatohes, the President has determined upon John D. Kernan, of New York, son of the ex-Senator from that Slate. Governor Robinson, of Massachusetts, while here, recommended the appoint ment of either Kens-tor, of his State, or ex Attorney General Deve: s. Colonel Morrison, who will in till probability be tho President of the Commission, while he has bi-eu known since entering publio life as a resident of Illinois, fjrm.rly lived in California. THE WHEAT CROP. Favorable Reports from Nearly tbe Whole Belt. Chicago, Maroh 20.—The following crop summary will appear in 1 his week's issue of the Farmer's Review: Reports from crop correspondents iv twenty-live counties of Illinois this week are of a uniformly favorable tenor, in reference to winter wheat. The condition of wheat throughout the Slate, at the present time is up to the full average of condition for the past five years. Five counties report tbe condition of wheat as "fair," thirteen as "good" and seven as "line." The tenor of Indiana reports continues tv be favorable. None of tbe counties reporting this week speak of any serious injury, and the crop is re garded as past any further winter injury. Injury is reported from Ashtabula county, Ohio, but the reports from seven teen other counties are all favorable. The wheat outlook in Missouri is more fa vorable than it bus been at any tim during the three preceding-years. The general situation in Kansas is slighliy improved. Injury is reported in Genesee and Wayue counties in Michigan, and the crop in the lowlands throughout South Michigan exhibits damage. Tbe crop looks well iv tbe uplands. Wis consin reports are favorable. THE sTALWAMT... Rivalry Existing JJetwccn Jim Blame and Edmunds. New York, March 20.—A prominent Stalwart Republican has this to say of politics in 1888: "The old rivalries between Blame and Conkling are prac tically dead. Conkling no longer min gles in politics. The only rivalry exist ing iv the party iv New York, which is now seriously talked of, is between Blame and Edmunds. The tug of war will be to carry New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Hampshire, look ing solely to the success of the Repub lican party." Ocean Steamer Movements. Qoeenstown, March 20. —The steam er City of Chicago, from New York, March 10th, for L.verpool, arrived here to-day. Havre, March 20.— The steamer Ia Gascogt.e, from New York, March 12th, arrived here this evening. EASTERN. He is Studying Zoology In Norltt Carolina Moan tains. Asheville, N. C, December 9. There is no place in the United States, so far as 1 kuow, where the cow is more versatile or ambidextrous, if I may be allowed the use of a term that is far above my station in life, than here in the mountains of North Carolina, where the obese 'possum and the anonymous distil ler have their homes. The life of a North Carolina cow is indeed fraught with various changes and saturated with a zeal which ie praise worthy in the extreme. From the sunny days when she gambols through the beautiful valleys, inserting her black, retrousao and perspiration-dotted noße into the bluo grass from ear to ear, until at life's close, when every part and por tioa of her overworked system 13 turned into food, raiment or overcoat buttons, tho life of the Tar-heel cow is one of in tense activity. Jackasses in the South are of two kinds, v,z.. male and female. Much as has been said of the jackass pro and con, I do not remember ever to have seen the übove statement in print before, and yet it is as trite as it is incontrovertible. In the Rocky mountains we call this animal the bnrro. There he packs bacon, flour and salt to the miners. The miners eat the baoon and flour, and with the salt they are enabled to successfully salt the mines. The burro has a low, contralto voice which ought to have some machine oil on it. The voice of this animal is not unpleasant if he would pull some of the pathos out of it and make it more joyous. Here the jackass at times becomes a 00-worker with the cow in hauling to bacco and other necessities of life into town, but he goes no further in the mat ter of assistance. He compels her to tread the cheeae-prtss alone and contri butes nothing whatever in the way of assistance for the butter industry. The North Carolina cow is frequently seen here driven double or single by means of a small rope attached to a tall, amaciated gentleman, who is generally clothed with the divine right of suffrage, to which he adds a small pair of ear bobs during the holidays. The cow is attached to each shaft and a small singletree, or swingletree, by means of a broad strap harness. She also wears a breeching, in which respect she frequently has the advantage of her escort. . I think I have never witnessed a sadder sight than that of a new miloh oow, torn away from home and friends and kindred dear, descend ing a steep mountain road at a rapid rate and striving in ber poor, weak manner to keep out of the way of a small Jackson Democratic wagon, loaded with a bid hogshead full of tobacco. It seems to me so totally foreign to the na ture of the cow to enter into the tobacco traffic, a line of business for whioh she can have no sympathy, and in whioh she certainly oan feel very little interest A great many people come here from various parts of the world for the cli mate. When they have remained here for one winter, however, they decide to leave it where it is. It is said tbat the climate here is very much like that of Turin. But I did not intend to go to Turin, even before I heard about that. Please send my paper to the same ad dress, and if some one knows a good remedy for ouillblains will contribute it lo The Sabbath Globe I shall watoh foi it with great interest. Yours as hert ■2 4. Bill Nte. P. S.—l should have raid relative t< the cow of this state that if the owner) would work their butter more and theii cows less tbey would confer a great boot on tbe consumer of both. FOOD FISHES. Bringing Up Codfish by Hand! AN EFFORT TO RAISE HALIBUT. The Fish Commissioners Giving: Vent to Their Feelings Regard ing Trouble with Canada. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Washington, March 20.—During the past winter, which was an unusually severe one at sea, the Fish Commission ers succeeded in hatching 35,000,000 cod eggs, bringing the young up by hand, so to speak, to the age of self-feeding adolescence and then turning them loose into the ocean. This crop will be ripe four or five years hence. Among the tasks which the commission has set for itself, to be undertaken immediately, is that of attempting to re-people our ooast with halibut, despite the theory of some eminent scientists that the efforts of mankind cau never make any appre ciable decrease in the food supply of the ocean. The supply of these valuable food fishes has been depleted in the waters, where it was once common, and such as remain are now lurking in depths of from 150 to 400 fathomß. They may be taken with hook aud line, but difficulty is experi enced in taking them from such depths with enough of vitality remaining to make them serviceable to the Commis sioners. The task will require time antl careful experimentation; encourage ment, however, is found in the fact that a single venturesome individual of the species has recently been taken in tbe lower Potcmac (the first instance of the kind known to the Commission), with its stomach full of fresh water fish, npon which it was to all appearances thriving. An atlompt will probably be made to plant halibut in Chesapeake Bay. The Fish Commission people have radical notions respecting the fisheries troubles with Canada and speak in no geutle terms of the cfforls of our neighbors to so harass our fishermen as to force way for their own produce into our markets, which, it i< declared, is tbe impelling motive in all their latter operations. A Railroad Company to be En. joined. New York, March 20.—C. H.Venner announces that he will bring a suit during the week to restrain tbo Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company from issuing 6500 one thoueand-doilar collat eral trust five per cent bonds for the purpose of building branch roads in Colorado and California. This is the sixth suit brought by Venner. TRICKS OF SMUGGLERS. Methods of Introducing Precione Uenis into the United stales It was stated, a few months ago, in an American paper, that a rich man's wife wore upon her neck and breast every evening precious stones of the value of £40,000, other ladies displaying jewels of a lesser amount. Nor are American ladies frco from the charge of smuggling; many ot them, indeed, are adepts at the business, able to impart a secret or two to the professionals. During tho recent Sara toga season one lady was heard to boast that she had brought over a set of dia monds in the heels of several pairs of slippers whioh she had made on pur pose to contain them. These dainty ar ticles were ostentatiously displayed aud taken notice of by the searchers, but the heels were not suspected to be hol low or to contain diamonds. Hollow heeled boots were at one time greatly in use as a part of the smuggling ma chinery. That mode of carrying on the illicit traffic was ultimately discovered by au under steward of an American liner, who for a consideration, commu nicated the secret to tho custom house authorities. Then followed series of contrivauoes in the shape of double bottomed trunks, valises with secret pockeis, desks with inside drawers and guns and pistol?, which were so contrived as to contain a few of the much coveted gems. All these contrivances were in turn discovered; they were just the kind of concealments which the officers had tbeir thoughts fixed upon. Just as the customs authorilies were under the im pression that they had suppressed the illicit traffic a new era iv gem smuggling was inaugurated, and more diamonds reached the United States duty free than before. Smuggling, it may be said, developed into a hue art; at all events, the incidence of the trade for a brief period became so simple as to seem like ohild's play; indeed, children were made to play an important part in tha busi ness. A story which lately became pub lic shows how well the modern diamond smugglers had laid to heart Poe's pros pects. "Please to hold my baby while my husband helps me to open my trunks; he will be quite good if you will shake his rattle," said a lady pas senger to the officer who was waiting to llook over her traveling gear. And that otlicer good-humoredly did aa he was requested, shaking the rattle to the great delight of the little one. The rattle in question, whioh fastened to a ribbon, was tied to the child's wrist, was tilled with gems of great value, a mode of smuggling that at that time was too simple for detection. A clever woman, attired in the costume of a Sis ter of Mercy, waa passed over by tho officers because she bad no luggage worth examining. She possessed, how ever, a fine string of beads which, with downcast eyes, she kept tail, ing. Safe on land, she was affec tionately welcomed by two per sons dressed in costumes similar to her own. Need it be told that she was a smuggler, and that her beads were so constructed that each held a diamond weighing seven of eight carats? Another ingenious person hit upon the plan of placing a tew precious stones in a toy kaleidoscope, which had been given to a child, who carried it ashore in safety. A number of homing pigeons, kept in cages and purohased at a village i o Belgium ar. d brought to the United States by way of Paris and Havre, also played a profit able part, eaoh pigeon being freighted with a oargo of exquisite gems concealed in quills, and oarefully fastened to the . message-bearing dove. An extensive system of diamond smuggling was at one i time carried on from fjanadUn ground by the aid of homing pigeons. Tha dts i covery of this illioit trade was made ao i otdentally by a farmer who happened .to shoot one of the birds, and ion examining it found that there was fastened to its leg a quill oontain BILL NYE. ing a number of diamonds. A olew being obtained, the local habitation of the pigeon proprietors was dis covered and their mode of busi ness put an end to. The scheme, statetl simply, was to fly every week or ten days a flock of a dozen or fifteen pigeonß, eaoh carrying about half a dozen gems. As the duty on diamonds amounts to 10 per cent., the trouble taken to smuggle these gems into the United States does not seem so very remarkable. The value of tbe stones honestly imported into the States is between $B,ooo,oooand §9,000,000 per annum, and it has been calculated that gems to half that sum escape payment of the duty.—[Cham ber's Journal. Compared to the Life of Christ. "THERE IS A RESURRECTION!" Bishop Keane's Magrnineen. M* eourse upon the Future of the Emerald Isle. Rome, March 20.—Bishop Keens, of Richmond, preached a magnificent ser mon this morning in the Irish Francis can Church of St. Isidor on Ihe subjost of St. Patrick; and the Iruh nation. Comparing tha early glories of Chris tian Ireland to the transfiguration of Christ on the mount and there after his persecution and suffering aa the journey to Calvary, he drew a pow ertul picture of Ireland's condition as the light and teacher of the nations af Europe, her children reaching even to the gates of Rome itself. As Christ sraa despised aud the mos'. abject ot men. a man of sorrows and acquainted with in firmity, so wss Ireland. Jeans lay ibtrea days in the tomb, which was sealed wifek the seal of Cteiar and of the syaajnga*. When Easter came He arose ia glory. Irel tnd's Easter is at hand, after tana centuries of entombment. Her first brightness was the Catbolie einaaolpa tion, aud it had since been slowly bat steadily expanding. Life has been re turning to tbat mangled form, swathed in grave clothes. Already the trumpet of the land is proclaiming, "It is Easter." Voices deny it, declaring "There is no re surrection. She has not risen, then ia no life in her." ' 'They hare stolen ber from the tomb while we slept. But, although tbe same mystery of the cross prevails, he who has lead her to labor and tae tomb will just as surely lead her to a new light." The whole sermon waa a grand triumphant panegyric The church was crowded with Irish aad American residents and visitors, includ ing many protestants, who were deeply impressed. ARROYO GRANDE. A Good Report af a Very Good Section. About fifteen miUs from San Luis Obispo there is a thriving village, situ ated upoa the banks otsta beautiful stream, Both the village and the stream are called Arroyo Grande, and it is said by people who are well posted on tbe Southern country, that no more fer tile soil or delightful location eao be found than in that region. Mr. D. F. Newsom writes to the San Luis Obispo Mirror a short communication, in which he enumerates a few of the capabilities of the section as follows: "Tbe agricultural, vegetable and fruit capabilities of this vatley have been so well "written up," and the exhibit at the Agricultural Fair was so creditable, that there is little more to be said on these subjects, yet only a few appear to realize tbe fact tbat the waters of tbe Arroyo Grande, if properly utilized, could be made to turn machinery enough to keep one thouasnd hands employed. At the mouth of Lopez Canon one hundred or more feet of fall, with a hundred inches of water, can be had. At the Branch Mills, thirty live feet fall, with from three to five hundred inches of water, can be availed of. At the mouth of trie Newsom Arroyo Grande Warm Springs Canon, eighty feet fall, with three hundred inches of water, are awaiting utilization. All this power can be had and used without interfering with irrigation; for, on the contrary, it will a''tl to the wtter supply; because, instead of open ditches, covered flumes or pipe will be used, whicb, I think, will give to irrigators double the amount of water they now have. If this power was utilized it would be a great inducement to the railroad builders to run their road up the valley to Biddel's, thence to Horseshoe-bend, or along the foothills toward the County Hospital. We want a paper mill, a furniture factory, a candle factory, a sugar factory; also a cable road from the railroad depot to the Springs. The power is here for all these, in addition to the flouring mill which we now have. We have an abundance of tan bark of a good quality for a large tannery. Tbe educational facilities of Arroyo Grande are second to none in the county. The Sienega School District, with one teacher; the Arroyo Grande, with three teachers, and a large and well-furnished school building; the Newsom District, with a neat and comfortable school house and one teacher; the Branch District has iv contemplation a new school-house, and a graded school, with two teachers; the Santa Manuela Distriot, with one teacher; the Huasna District, with one teacher; and the Porter District, with one teacher—mak ing in all seven districts and ten teach ers, I wish to establish the "Newsom Arroyo Grande Warm Spring's College," to be conducted by a joint stock com pany, with a capital of §20,000, divided into 1000 shares, at §20 each. Two acres of land will be deeded to the com pany. The City Council meetj at 2 o'clock this afternoon. A bay mare is reported stolen from H. S. Tryatt of the Cable Grocery. The Bijou Opera Company returned to the city yesterday and registered at the Pico House. The Pyke Opera Company arrived yesterday and tbe members are domiciled at different hotels. Mr. Bodgers, of No. 11 Commercial street, reports that a friend of bis waa robbed last night of money and a watch. J. A. Graves, Esq., has purchased a beautiful lot back of the Bellevne Ter race and will shortly begin the erection of a $20,000 residence. The Board of Trade and Produce Ex change meets at 7:30 this evening to open bids for a site for their new ex change building. At 1 o'clock this morning Officer Auble found tbe front door of Sbeward's store open. The chief clerk was seat for and the door waa locked. It is not known whether the store was left open by mistake or whether it was opened for purposes of robbery. Tho train which goes to Santa Paula from Los Angeles has heretofore done a mixed train business on tbe Ventura branch and as a consequence been irreg ular and sometimes very late on the re turn trip. It will hereafter run only aa a passenger train and arrive on time, greatly to the delight of passengers. An Editor's Appointment. The editor of this paper has been ap pointed postmaster at San Buenaventura. We are not proud or "stuck up" about tbe matter at all, in fact, we have never been an office-seeker and hanker but lit tle after the emoluments of place. But sinco tho powers that be have seen fit to clothe us in this bit of authority, we shall accept the same, and while we can not promise the boys a letter every time tbey protrude their rose-tinted noses through the delivery hole, we Bhail do the best we can—as to the pretty girls (hey shall have a "billy-do" ou every occasion if we have to pen tbe darling little Florida water-scented missive our self. One thing that reconciles us to the situation more than any other is that our toiling brethren of the quill, for whom we entertain the most cordial regard, have expressed warm congratulations at our elevation. This is not unusual or surprising, however; newspaper men, as a rule, have a cheeiful feeling for euch other under any and all circumstances. If we had been suddenly elevated at the end of a rope—knot under left ear—the congratulatory messages of our warm hearted contemporaries* would pour in all the same.—[Ventura Democrat. The Carleton House, at Pasadena, al though it has only baen opened four months, is at the very highest pinnacle of popularity. Its elegant fittings, mag nificent views, superior appointments, and above all tbe obliging and courteous conduct of the gentlemen in charge, have captivated every visitor who baa been inside its portals. It is one of tha most popular hotels in the South. Tern Conway, who for years was the driver of No. 2's engine in this city, died yestesday morning at about 10 o'clock. Mr. Conway had been subject to epilep tic fits, and for this reason left his posi tion as engine driver nearly two years ago. He bad many friends in this city und was always known as a straigbtfor- I ward, upright man. His funeral will take place at 9 o'clock to morrow from his late res : dence, corner of Los Angeles and Second streets. About G o'clock last evening, before the tun had gone down, a garbage wagon drove up in front of a Second-street res taurant and the driver, by means of a shovel, proceed to empty tbe contents of a barrel on the sidewalk into his wagon. Tee restaurant was full of peo ple, and by glancing out of the window* they had a good views of tbe perform ance. Many persons were passing at the time and they not only got a good view, but a well defined, thoroughly developed smell of the matter being re moved. Of course garbage must be moved some time, but it would be a good idea to have it moved aftor tha shinies of night have fallen. When re moved at the time it was last evening a nuisance is created. The Electric Railway. - Tbe following letter from E. S. Bab oock, Jr., concerning the new railway between the two bay cities, speaks for itself: Office Coronado Beach Company. Capital, §1,000,000. San Diego, Cal., March 14, 1887. A. H. Raynolds, Esq., Cashier, National City, Cal. Dear Sir—Your favor of tbe 10th inst. received. Am very glad to know that we will be welcomed at National City. Our line will be built for the transportation business only, and will not be governed in its location by any real estate interest. Will you kindly look over the ground, consult with oth ers in your place and suggest what you think would be the most convenient route that is easily built, for us to take, and oblige, Yours truly, E. S. Baucock, Jr. It will undoubtedly be the idea of the company to make a circuit around tho head of the bay to the Coronado Beach. This would make a grand excursion route, and no mistake. —[National City Record. The JV'eirs says: Dr. Crandall informs us that he has contracted to sell to C. \V. McMaßter (of the firm of Logsdoa & McMoster, dealers in real estate in San Jacinto) the east portion of his school section adjoining Rosa mond, and embracing about 200 aorej. This it section 16, town ship 9 north, range 12 west, through which the Southern Pacific railroad runs. Mr. McM aster is exten sively engaged in the stock business, and having a number of teams on hand, he will probably commence improve ments at once. Lawn Tennis. A Lawn Tennis Association for South ern California has recently been organ ized with the following officers: James Bettnnr, of Riverside, President; Abbot Kinney, Vice President; C. B. Saunders, Secretary and Treasurer. The Associa tion has been tendered grounds at Long Beach, Santa Monica and Coronado Beach. The former place adds $2500 to the offer of grounds towards the ereotion of a building suitabls to the uses of the Association. Headquarters will be established at one or the other of the above places.—[Pasadena Union. As a matter ot law, it is generally ad mitted that Joseph Lynch has a power ful case in his contest nf the elcotion of General Vandever. If Mr. Ly nob's statement be true, and we are positive that he would not act othetwiae tbaa honorably, he will be justly entitled so a seat in Congress from this district. It bat been conclusively shown that tbe Republican Clerk of Los Angeles oounly really disfranchised 200 Democratic vot ers, by failing to have their names print ed in the Great Register. This fast alone, it ia confidentially asserted, will compel a decision ia Mr. Lynch* favor. —[San Luis Obispo Mirror. Riverside Orange Shipments. The total shipment of oranges and lemons from Riverside station for the season of 1886-7 to dale is aa follows: To February 17, 15,690 boxes; to Mann 3, 4717 boxes; to Maroh 17, 8804 boxes; from Arlington, 5100 boxes; total 37,881 1 boxes. Equal to 126 carloads. NO. 150. IRELAND'S FATE News Notes. Antelope Valley. The Contest.