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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.
Its Rise Causes Great
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
The Alexander - Crocker I
Wedding Disoussed.
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
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 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.
Will Beside iv sau Francisco All
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
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.
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
"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.
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.
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
Havre, March 20.— The steamer Ia
Gascogt.e, from New York, March 12th,
arrived here this evening.
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
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.
Bringing Up Codfish by
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.
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.
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
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
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
A Good Report af a Very Good
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
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
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
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
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.
News Notes.
Antelope Valley.
The Contest.

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